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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday’s Obituary–Uncle “Nap” is Dead, Aged 80

Famous Union County Man, Harassed by the Luck of Oil, Finds His Perfect Peace
Uncle Nap Brown will find his elusive peace today. 

In a quiet little cemetery eloquent with the calm he had sought so unerringly since the 'monotonous' exhaust of gas engines on pumping oil wells drove him from his Arcadia one mile south of the city, to another farm that resembled the green fields of his youth, the body of Napoleon B. Brown, 80, enriched with the flow of crude that smeared itself over the fields his father cleared, will be laid to rest.

In a modest room of the home he built to escape the discordant yelpings of the masses who trooped from their home in El Dorado to their work in the oil fields south of the city, last night lay the body of the pioneer, the "fugitive from wealth," and yet the overtaken.

The little home was built in the EI Dorado East Field several years ago, it was built in the heart of a little glen that spoke of peace-the peace that Uncle Nap loved more dearly than dollars poured into his lap from the cornucopia of King Petroleum. He lay in a room of that little home last night-and outside dozens of gas engines barked discordantly, pulling from the heart of the soil he loved so well the black fluid that drove him from his home, the "home of his father," to newer fields.

Uncle Nap, as he is known to newspaper readers of every state in the Union, loved the soil. He was a part of the soil. When EI Dorado first began to appear, a log cabin or two beside trails beaten by homing cows and errant pigs, Uncle Nap was the farmer-born.

It was in 1840 that Napoleon B. Brown and his brothers and sisters came with their father, F. B. Brown, to the Arcadia. A small tract of land that promised food to the family was hidden under green foliage, swaying trees.

That was the Bryant place, the place where Uncle Nap remained until his father and mother were dead, until he had married and his sons and daughters, Miss Susie, M. E., Albert, Grady, and William had reached an age where they were thrilled by the prospect of oil being discovered on the farm that was not so rich as it once was.

Not so many years ago, two or three, the oil was discovered. Arcadia became a Babylon. Rig builders appeared, stayed a few hours and departed, leaving derricks that pierced the sky Uncle Nap had watched for years across the tassels of growing corn. The drillers came, they sweated for a few days, swore orders at their rough-necks, and departed-leaving oil that flowed into steel tanks. Then there were the barking engines, the "sentinels of the night" that kept him from enjoying the hours of sleep to which he had become accustomed through the active years of close association with the open, with the soil, with life.

The engines spoke of wealth; royalty checks began to appear among the mails he took from his newly rented post-office box in the "footloose" city that for years had been a quiet place where he might go for a few hours on Saturday afternoon and gossip with his neighbors-who thrilled at the touch of the soil. Uncle Nap found himself rich-he never awoke from the shock-wealth brought controversy, distrust. It killed old association-but worst of all it brought noise.

Uncle Nap moved to a quiet spot to build another Arcadia. He accepted the demands urged upon him by his new business, that of looking after his oil interests, buying new automobiles, signing papers that might mean a gift of thousands to charity, or the receipt of many more thousands to his own bank account. It was a quiet little farm east of EI Dorado, the mad oil town.

Last night his body lay in a room of the home he built on that quiet little farm. Outside the gas engines barked on oil wells that constantly added to the fortune from the first well drilled on his "Arcadia."

At 4 o'clock this afternoon he will be buried with Rumph-McWilliams undertakers in charge at Lambert Cemetery, six miles from the city.

The above article appeared on the front page of the EI Dorado Daily News on Tuesday, August 11, 1925, in EI Dorado, Arkansas. 


Napoleon Bonaparte "Nap" Brown was born on 14 Feb 1845 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi.1  He appeared in the 1850, 1860, 1880, 1900 and 1910 census for Union County, Arkansas. 2 3 4 5 6 He was a son of Epps Rivers Brown and Dorinda Adair and grandson of John H. Brown and Sarah Rivers. He served in the military Civil War in 1861–1865 from Union County, Arkansas. He died on 10 Aug 1925 at the age of 80 in Union County, Arkansas.7 He was buried on 11 Aug 1925 at Old Shady Grove Cemetery in Union County, Arkansas.8 9 10
 
Napoleon Bonaparte "Nap" Brown and Martha Ann "Missie" Moody were married on 11 Dec 1884 in El Dorado,Union County, Arkansas.11 Martha Ann "Missie" Moody, daughter of Tom Moody and Martha Lambeth, was born on 17 Aug 1866 in Calhoun County, Arkansas.12 13 14 15 She died on 1 Aug 1949 at the age of 82 in Union County, Arkansas.16 She was buried in the Old Shady Grove Cemetery in Union County, Arkansas.17 18
 
Napoleon Bonaparte Brown and Martha Ann Moody had the following children:

i. Epps Matthew Brown, born 8 Oct 1885, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas.
ii. Albert Lee Brown was born on 25 Dec 1886 in Union County, Arkansas.
iii. Jewel Brown was born on 20 Aug 1889 in El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas.
iv. Lula May Brown was born on 1 May 1890 in Union County, Arkansas.
v. Susie Brown was born on 28 Jul 1893 in Union County, Arkansas.
vi. Thomas Grady Brown, born 30 Aug 1897, Union County, Arkansas.
vii. Sam Cougar Brown was born in Dec 1899 in Union County, Arkansas.
viii. Virgil Brown was born on 28 Dec 1900 in Union County, Arkansas.
ix. William "Bill" Brown, born abt 1904, Union County, Arkansas.
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1. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for N B Brown; (14 February 1845–10 August 1925); Memorial # 74040595; Record of the Shady Grove Cemetery; Union County, Arkansas, USA; Accessed on 14 August 2011.
2. 1850 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, Page 226A, Line 31, Dwelling/Family 21/21, Household of Epps R. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M432_30.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, Page 316B, Line 17, Family/Dwelling 703/651, Household of Epps R. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M653_51.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, Page 225A; Line 21, Dwelling 64, Family 68; L.[afayette] BROWN, Household of L.[afayette] BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T9-0058.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, enumeration district (ED) #124, Page 90B; Line 79, Dwelling 76, Family 76, Household of N. B. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 14 August 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T623_0078.
6. 1900 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, enumeration district (ED) #0128, Page 41, Line 27, Dwelling 305, Family 316, Household of Napoleon BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 14 August 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T624_0066.
7. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 14 August 2011; Headstone for N B Brown; Memorial # 74040595.
8. Ibid.
9. Ibid.
10. Napoleon Bonaparte "Nap" Brown obituary, El Dorado Daily News, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, 11 August 1925, Front Page. (Copied from microfilm and provided to Charles Purvis by Vickie Rushton Bickle on 18 October 2011.)
11. State of Arkansas, marriage no. Certificate # not available (11 December 1884), Name: N. B. Brown and Spouse: Mattie A. Moody; database on-line; www.Ancestry.com, Union County, Arkansas.
12. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 14 August 2011; Headstone for Martha Ann "Missie" Brown; Memorial # 74040708.
13. 1900 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, ED #124, Page 90B; Line 79, Dwelling 76, Family 76, Household of N. B. BROWN.
14. 1900 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, ED #0128, Page 41, Line 27, Dwelling 305, Family 316, Household of Napoleon BROWN.
15. 1930 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, enumeration district (ED) #70-16, Page: 15B (3401 penciled in); Line 69, Dwelling 343, Family 345, Household of Epps M. BROWN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 14 August 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: T626_0096.
16. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 14 August 2011; Headstone for Martha Ann "Missie" Brown; Memorial # 74040708.
17. Ibid.
18. Ibid.










































Saturday, September 29, 2012

Surname Saturday–Wynne and Boatwright

Artimica Wynn was born in 1834 in Georgia.1 2 3 4 5 She died in 1904 at the age of 70 in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas.6 7
 

Artimica Wynne and Thomas Boatwright were married on 21 Jun 1849 in Richmond County, Georgia. Thomas Boatwright, son of Andrew Drury Boatwright and Levicia Thurman, was born about 1819 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.8 9 He appeared in the 1860-1880 Census for Hancock County, Georgia and McLennan County, Texas.10 11 12 He died in 1887 at the age of 68 in Brazos County, Texas.13 

Thomas Boatwright and Artimica Wynne are buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.14

Thomas Boatwright and Artimica Wynne had the following children:

i. Emma Boatwright was born in Aug 1850 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.15 16
ii. L. Boatwright was born about 1852 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.17 She died before 1870 at the age of 18.
iii. Annie Sherwood Boatwright, born Jan 1856, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Charles Baker Moore Sr., abt 1885; married FNU Wallace; died 4 Mar 1927.
iv. Hannibal Osgood Boatwright, born Jan 1858, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah Leila Law, 30 May 1882; died 12 Aug 1933, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas.

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1. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Artimicia Wynne Boatwright; (1834–1904); Memorial # 21590906; Record of the Rose Hill Cemetery; Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA; Accessed on 28 September 2012.
2. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 127B; Line 15, Dwelling #452, Family 452, Household of Obadiah GULLEDGE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Hancock County, Georgia, population schedule, Mayfield, Hancock County, Georgia, Page: 219; Line 16, Dwelling #34, Family #36, Household of T[homas] BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 September 2012); citing NARA publication Roll: M653_126.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, McLennan County, Texas, population schedule, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, Page: 16, Line 38, Dwelling 16, Family 15, Household of Thos. BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1598.
5. 1880 U. S. Census, Brazos County, Texas, population schedule, Brazos County, Texas;, enumeration district (ED) 017, Page: 255A; Line 15, Dwelling 115, Family 130, Household of Thos. BOATRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 1292.
6. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 28 September 2012; Headstone for Artimicia Wynne Boatwright; Memorial # 21590906.
7. Ibid.
8. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on ; Headstone for Thomas Boatwright; Memorial # 21590822.
9. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 127B; Line 15, Dwelling #452, Family 452, Household of Obadiah GULLEDGE.
10. 1860 U. S. Census, Hancock County, Georgia, population schedule, Mayfield, Hancock County, Georgia, Page: 219; Line 16, Dwelling #34, Family #36, Household of T[homas] BOATWRIGHT.
11. 1870 U. S. Census, McLennan County, Texas, Population Schedule, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, Page: 16, Line 38, Dwelling 16, Family 15, Household of Thos. BOATWRIGHT.
12. 1880 U. S. Census, Brazos County, Texas, population schedule, Brazos County, Texas;, ED 017, Page: 255A; Line 15, Dwelling 115, Family 130, Household of Thos. BOATRIGHT.
13. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on ; Headstone for Thomas Boatwright; Memorial # 21590822.
14. Ibid.
15. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 127B; Line 15, Dwelling #452, Family 452, Household of Obadiah GULLEDGE.
16. 1860 U. S. Census, Hancock County, Georgia, population schedule, Mayfield, Hancock County, Georgia, Page: 219; Line 16, Dwelling #34, Family #36, Household of T[homas] BOATWRIGHT.
17. Ibid.





















Friday, September 28, 2012

The South Carolina Archives And History Database

The South Carolina Archives and History Database is a much overlooked genealogical resource for many family historians researching South Carolina families.

The database contains six (6) separate distinct groups of records that can be search individually or the entire set at once.

Those six (6) distinct records groups are:
All
Combined Index to Records Series, 1675-1929
Criminal Court Records, 1769-1891
Legislative Papers, 1782 -1866
National Register Properties
Plats for State Land Grant, 1784 – 1868
Records for Confederate Veterans, 1909 – 1973
School Insurance Photographs, 1935 – 1952
Will Transcripts, 1782 – c. 1855

SEARCH METHODS:

You can search by:
Record Group:
Individual:
Location:
Topic:
Document:
Dates:

SEARCHING:
· If you do a RECORD GROUP search you can select the individual database or select ALL (default)

· To do an INDIVIDUAL Search; you select the Database or Default (ALL)
· Then enter LAST NAME, FIRST NAME (or INITIAL) i.e. Purvis, Gilbert

· To do a LOCATION SEARCH – enter Location, i.e. Chester County, Columbia

· When doing a TOPIC search just enter the topic i.e. marriage

All of these blocks will bring up an indexed list as you begin to type your information.

INITIAL SCREEN:


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SEARCH FOR AN INDIVIDUAL:

Let’s say we want to search for Gilbert Purvis;

In the Individual Block we enter – Purvis,

We can see a partial list of Purvis surname from the database; we can select “Purvis, Gilbert” here or go ahead and type “Gilbert” in the block

Then we click on the “SEARCH” block at the bottom of the page

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LOCATION SEARCH:


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You can also combine the search elements to further limit a search to a specific location, date, name or topic.

Multiple Elements:

Here I entered, Purvis or Boatwright in Individual block – Just the SURNAME, you can also add first name and Chesterfield in Location.

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The results were a list of 20 individual documents whereby the information you entered in the search block was found.

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The screen print above is a list of Record 19 and 20 from the list of records available.
Pay close attention to the comments in the extreme right column.

For Record 19 of 20 this Column reads: No online image available 

But

For Record 20 of 20 this Column reads: Online images available 

When this columns reads ONLINE IMAGES AVAILABLE if you click on the statement ONLINE IMAGES AVAILABLE it will take you to a copy of the documents. The document then can be saved to your computer or printed.

Record 20 is the pension record of John P. PURVIS; when you click on the statement ONLINE IMAGES AVAILABLE, you will get the front & back of his application for a Civil War pension.


The South Caroilina Archives and History database can be accessed at:

http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/search.aspx

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday – Sarah Ann Freeman





South Carolina}1

Chesterfield District} Personally came Sarah Ann Freeman before me and made oath that soon after the death of Mrs. Mary Davis wife of C. W. Davis She this depondent <sic> was requested to take charge of an infant child (a daughter) of said Mary Davis, then named Mary Eliza, then about two weeks old,-depondent <sic> consented to do so and on taking the child in her charge found it in a very critical sate of health and filled with sores, but by careful treatment and nursing it recovered and is still alive– depondent <sic> took charge of the infant on the 6th day of March 1863 and carefully attended to it finding clothes &c until the 1st day of March 1865, during which time she was put to considerable trouble and bestowed all necessary care and attention to the said infant to secure her health and comfort.-
Sworn before me}                                                                           her
March 30th 1867}                                                            Sarah Ann X Freeman
Hugh Craig Sen                                                                              mark
                      O.C.D. 




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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Family Search (https://www.familysearch.org/ : Viewed January 2012), images, "Carroll W. Davis, Probate File #66," images 23-158; actual document is Image 34 of 482, South Carolina Archives and History.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Who was Jesse Freeman’s Second Wife?

Jesse Freeman was born in 1804 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.1 He appeared in the census 1840-1880 Census for Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.2 3 4 5 He died in Jul 1881 at the age of 77 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.6 7 Jesse’s estate was probated in 1881 at Chesterfield County South Carolina Probate Court.8
 
Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis were married about 1828 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Sarah Jane Davis, daughter of Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers, was born in 1804 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States. 9 10 11 Sarah Jane Davis Freeman died between 1870 and 1880 at the age of 66+ in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. No document has been found that reports the exact date she died.

Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis had 10 children:

i. Sarah Ann Freeman, born 14 Jul 1827.
ii. Mary Ann Freeman, born 2 Oct 1829.
iii. Lewis L. Freeman, born 1832.
iv. Jane Freeman, born 1834.
v. William M. "Bill" Freeman, born 9 Aug 1836.
vi. Jesse Freeman, born 1838.
vii. John F. Freeman was born in 1842. 12 13 14 He served in the military Civil War in 1861–1865.1516 He died on 21 Jun 1864 at the age of 22 in Ft. Monroe, VA.17
viii. Christine Freeman, born 15 Apr 1843.
ix. Rosa Effie Freeman, born 1848.
x. Ann Elizabeth "Annie" Freeman, born Mar 1850

After Sarah Jane Davis died her husband Jesse Freeman remarried. The 1880 Census clearly shows that his wife name was Mary (LNU), age 35 born [1845] in SC. The date of this marriage is unknown.18 19

 

Not only does the census show that Jesse remarried and that his new wife was named Mary; if also shows that she was half his age.

After the death of Jesse there was a lawsuit involving his children and his estate. I wrote about this lawsuit in an article that can be found here.


The lawsuit was a Complaint for Relief brought by daughters Mary Ann and Effie and their husbands.


COMPLAINT FOR RELIEF.20 

Mary Ann Wadsworth and her husband, Louis H. Wadsworth, Effie Purvis and her husband, Stephen D. Purvis.
PLAINTIFFS
Against
William Freeman
Louis Freeman
Mary Freeman [Wife of Jessie Freeman]
Sarah Ann Odom
Christine F. Turnage
Ann Hall
Temple Par
Elizabeth Poston
Defendants
That lawsuit also referred to Mary Freeman the wife of Jesse Freeman in the following paragraph:
Jessie Freeman Left Surviving Him:
His Widow---Mary and the following children:
William Freeman
Louis Freeman
Christine Married Robert Turnage
Ann " Joseph Wall
Elizabeth " Elisha Poston
Mary Ann " Louis Wadsworth
Effie " Stephen C. Purvis
Sarah Ann " John D. Odom
One granddaughter named Temple Par, daughter of Jane Freeman who married Benjamin Brock, predeceased her said father, Jesse Freeman. 


The evidence supports the fact that after Sarah Jane Davis died; Jesse married a younger lady name Mary (LNU).21 

The question now is - Who was Mary?
What happen to her after Jesse died in July 1881?

If you have any info about Jesse Freeman and his second wife – Mary (LNU); I would love to hear from you and will gladly exchange research information with you.



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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. Ibid.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 173B; Line 27, Dwelling 1123, Family 1122, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill Twsp., Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 283A, Line 1, Dwelling 100, Family 100, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
5. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 303C, Line 40, Dwelling 72, Family 72, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
6. Old Darlington District Chapter S.C.G.S., "Anson County, NC – Darlington District, SC Connections;," Darlington Flag, Vol. XV, No. 3 (Summer 2003): pages 21-23.
7. Ibid.
8. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Jesse Freeman; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: Viewed 4 July 2012); Probate File #320.
9. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN.
10. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 173B; Line 27, Dwelling 1123, Family 1122, Household of Jesse FREEMAN.
11. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill Twsp., Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 283A, Line 1, Dwelling 100, Family 100, Household of Jesse FREEMAN.
12. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN.
13. Ibid.
14. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 173B; Line 27, Dwelling 1123, Family 1122, Household of Jesse FREEMAN.
15. Randolph W. Kirkland Jr., Broken Fortunes: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and State in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865 (Columbia, South Carolina: Univ of South Carolina, 1997), John F. FREEMAN, page 119.
16. Johnson Hagood, Memoirs of the War of Succession (Camden, SC 29020: Jim Fox Books, 1997 (Reprint)), John FREEMAN, page 403, 1st Column.
17. Kirkland, Broken Fortunes,John F. FREEMAN, page 119.
18. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 004, Page 303C, Line 40, Dwelling 72, Family 72, Household of Jesse FREEMAN.
19. Ibid.
20. Charles Freeman, "COMPLAINT FOR RELIEF," Chesterfield District Chronicle, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2002, Newsletter , Chesterfield County Genealogical Society (), Pages 21-23.
21. (LNU) Last Name Unknown

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Lillie Rebecca Davis Hendrick


 Lillie Rebecca Davis Hendrick
 b. 10 July 1878

 d. 21 Dec 1968



Tombstone Photo courtesy of Sharon F. Corey
Lillie Rebecca Davis was born on 10 Jul 1878 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 She was the daughter of John Ferguson "Uncle Fox" Davis and Templeton Rebecca Jane Smith. She died on 21 Dec 1968 at the age of 90 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.4 Lillie was buried in Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina. A Memorial has been created for her at www.findagrave.com.5

Lillie Rebecca Davis and William Henry Hendrick were married on 11 Jan 1899 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.6 William Henry Hendrick was born on 10 Jan 1869. He died before 1910 at the age of 41.

William Henry Hendrick and Lillie Rebecca Davis had the following children:

                              i.   7 Devoy Hendrick was born abt 1901` in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States.
                             ii.   Henry Hendrick was born about 1906 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States. 8

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        1. Lillie R. Davis Hendrick's Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Birth 10 Jul 1878; Lillie Rebecca Davis. 
        2. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 007, Page 359B; Line 5, Dwelling 126, Family 126, John DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 23 August 2012); citing  National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
        3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0040, Page 198A; Line 36, Dwelling 253, Family 253, Household of Lillie HENDRICKS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 12 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
        4. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 266. Tombstone of Lillie Rebecca Davis Hendricks; 10 July 1878–21 December 1968, Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
        5. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Lillie Rebecca Davis Hendrick; (10 June 1878–21 September 1968); Memorial # 22666037; Record of the Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery; Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 11 September 2012.
        6. Lillie R. Davis Hendrick's Family Bible Family Bible, Marriage - 11 Jan 1899, Lillie Rebecca Davis.
        7. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0040, Page 198A; Line 36, Dwelling 253, Family 253, Household of Lillie HENDRICKS.
        8. Ibid.







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