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Friday, March 29, 2013

Death of Squire H. Brock

Squire H. Brock is my 3rd great grand Uncle.

Squire was born 5 Feb 1805.[1] While a specific document has not been found naming his parents; indirect evidence indicates he was a son of James Brock who died 15 Dec 1847 in a tragic house fire.

Squire married Rachel Parker and they had 8 children; 4 daughters and 4 sons.  

A land deed in Book 8, page 360-361 at the Chesterfield County Courthouse, Register of Deeds shows that Squire H. Brock transferred land to John W. Brock on 29 August 1885. Squire’s  wife relinquished her rights and claim to dower to the transfer of this property.[2]

Squire H. Brock died in 1888. There are only two known sources for his death date of February 10, 1888. Those two sources are his tombstone in the Brock Cemetery and  the Squire J. Rivers Family Bible. [3[[4]

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Squire’s daughter Mary A. Brock, b. 1829 married William Alfred Rivers about June 1851 and they had one son – Squire James Rivers, on 13 March 1852. Mary A. Brock Rivers died as a result of this childbirth on 25 March 1852. William Alfred Rivers died 17 August 1863 at Petersburg, Virginia.[5]  The loss of his Mother, at birth, and his Father, in the Civil War, resulted in Squire James being  raised by his grandparents Squire H. & Rachel Brock and his use of the Brock surname as a young lad.






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[1] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 1072. Tombstone of SQUIRE H. BROCK; 5 February 1805–10 February 1888, Brock Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[2] Land Deed - Squire H. Brock to John W. Brock; 29 August 1885; Deed Book #8; Page(s) 360-361; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; 11 June 1998.
[3] Squire James Rivers Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), DEATH DATE; S. H. BROCK died February 10, 1888, Obtained from Judy [name withheld].
[4] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 1072. Tombstone of SQUIRE H. BROCK; 5 February 1805–10 February 1888, Brock Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[5] 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: University of South Carolina, 1997), Page 298.

6 comments:

  1. Those family Bibles are treasures. I don't have one for any of my branches but wish I did. Colleen

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  2. Yes, they are great. I have managed to find several from my family lines. Wish I had more.

    Charlie

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  3. Charlie, thanks for this article, I love your blog!

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  4. Ruth,
    Glad you liked the article.

    Charlie

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  5. Can I please see Squire James's bible? He is my my great great grandfather on my mom's dad side and a cousin on my mom's mom side. It would be great to see a piece of family history. Tammy Hemric

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  6. Tammy,
    I would be happy to send you a copy in exchange for a Pedigree chart of your line. Also in order to do so you would have to send me an e-mail. CPurvis1@gmail.com

    Charlie

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