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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Surname Saturday~James Brock, b. ca 1745, d. Dec. 15, 1847

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Today’s posting is a request for help. From my previous postings over the past year and a half; I am sure you are well aware of the absence of records for the Chesterfield County area of South Carolina.

The Brock Surname is one of my primary surnames in my Maternal line. Just recently I found an obituary suggesting that one James Brock of  the Cheraw District of South Carolina was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. 

“…the house of Mr. James Brock, of Cheraw District, S. C. a Revolutionary soldier, aged nearly one hundred years, was consumed by fire …”

Well this is news to me and since all the Brock in Chesterfield County are related then I’m elated. So off I go to the Fold3 website www.Fold3.com 

On Fold3, I found 2 images related to James Brock of South Carolina.

Page 1 - James Brock

Page 2 - James Brock

Information from above Documents:
Name: James Brock
Unit: Fifth (5th) South Carolina Regiment
Enlisted:  September 18, 1776
Volume 9, page 35 (Does anyone know what Volume 9, page 35 is referring to?)
http://www.fold3.com/image/#1|21945010

The obituary for James Brock states that he perished in a fire that destroyed his home and that he was nearly one hundred years old. Census records indicates we are  talking about James Brock found in the 1800-1840 Censuses.
  • 1800 CENSUS: No Twp Listed, Chesterfield  County, SC, Series: M32  Roll: 47, Page: 101 (339); James BROCK, age 26- 44 [1756-1774], 4 Males, under 10; 1 Female, under 10; 2 Females, ages 10-15 and 1 Female, age 26-44[Wife].
  • 1810 CENSUS: No Twp Listed, Chesterfield  County, SC, Series: M252  Roll: 60, Page: 316; James BROCK, age 45 and over, 3 Males, under 10; 1 Male, age 10-15, 1 Male, age 16-25; 2 Females, under 10; 1 Female, ages 10-15, 1 Female, Age 26-44 and 1 Female, age 45 and over[Wife].
  • 1820 CENSUS: No Twp Listed, Chesterfield  County, SC, Series: M33  Roll: 119, Page: 240; James BROCK, age 45 and over, 1 Male, under 10; 2 Male, age 10-16, 1 Male, age 16-18; 1 Female, under 10; 1 Female, ages 10-16 and 1 Female, age 45 and over [Wife].
  • 1830 CENSUS: Chesterfield County, South Carolina; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 172; Family History Film: 0022506; page: 235; Line 19; James BROCK, head of household; 1 male, 15-20; 1 male, 70-80 and 1 female, 60-70. (1750-1760) 
  • 1840 CENSUS:  Chesterfield, South Carolina; Roll: 510;  Image: 1290; Family History Library Film: 0022508, Page 338; Line 23, Household of James Brock.
1 male - 90 thru 99 [James BROCK]1 Females - 50 thru 59
Slaves - Males - Under 10: 2
Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total Slaves: 5 
It’s obvious that if I am to prove that James Brock did in fact serve in the Revolutionary War the records of the National  Archives are going to need to be explored.
          This James Brock is the Father of Eli P. Brock, Benjamin Brock, Samuel W. Brock and Squire H.    Brock.


Newspaper Notice - Eli P. Brock, 1844

The State of Mississippi
Hinds County
In the Probate Court of said County; January Term 1851
To Samuel Brock, Esquire Brock, Benjamin Brock, and all other unknown heirs who are non-residents, and all other persons whatsoever interested in the Estate of ELI P. BROCK, deceased:
YOU are hereby cited to be and appear before our said Court, at the April Term, 1851, thereof, then and there to shew cause if any you can why MOSES BROCK administrator of said estate should not be allowed at that time to make his final settlement and be discharged from all farther liability as such administrator.
WITNESS, Hon. Amos R. JOHNSTON, Judge of our said Court, at its January Term. [L. S.[ A. D. 1851, and the seal of said Court attached.
Attest---- W. H. HAMPTON, Clerk
Jan. 23, 1851. ---32-3t.
Hinds County Gazette, Raymond, Mississippi, 23 January 1851. Number 32, Volume 6 

While I don’t have a single document stating this fact; this document in the estate file of Eli P. Brock, Hinds County, Mississippi provide circumstantial evidence that Eli P. Brock, Benjamin Brock, Samuel W. Brock and Squire H. Brock are related. 

Eli P. Brock went to Mississippi with his Uncle William Brock and some cousins while Benjamin Brock, Samuel W. Brock and Squire H. Brock stayed in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.  

So, I have a request for each of you, my readers. I have shared all the clues I have about James Brock. Take 30 minutes and let’s unite in networking, crowdsourcing, social media or any way possible and see if  we can find records for James Brock’s service in the Revolutionary War. 
Based on my current research James Brock is my 4th Great Grandfather. 




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1. James BROCK obituary, The Southern Patriot, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 23 December 1847, Page 2. 
2. Ancestry, "Revolutionary War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 21 March 2013), entry for James BROCK, ; Fifth (5th) South Carolina Regiment; America.
3. 1800 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, population schedule, No Twp Listed, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 101 (339), Household of James BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 March 2013); citing NARA microfilm publication M32, Roll 47.
4. 1810 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm M252_60.
5. 1820 Census of the United States, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, No Twp Listed, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 240, Household of James Brock, James Brock; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm M 33_119.
6. 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, No Twp Listed, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 235, Line 19, Household of James Brock, James Brock; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 29 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
7. 1840 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, South Carolina, page 338, Line xx, Household of James Brock, James Brock.; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm M740_Roll 510.
8. Obituary for James BROCK, The Southern Patriot, 23 December 1847.
9. James BROCK obituary, The Mississippi Free Trader, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, 12 January 1848, Page 2. .
10. Obituary for James BROCK, The Southern Patriot, 23 December 1847.
11. North Carolina, Deed Book: M, page 338, FARGUHART MCRAE TO VALENTINE BROCK; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
12. 1850, Washington Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Washington Parrish, Louisiana, page 85, Household of William Brock; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration, Roll: M19_43.
13. 1840,  Hinds County, Mississippi, population schedule, Hinds County, Mississippi, page 216, Household of William Brock; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.om : viewed 2009); Family History Library Film: 0014840..
14. 1841, Hinds County, Mississippi, Mississippi state census index, No Township Listed, Hinds County, Mississippi, William Brock Sr.; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.om : viewed ).
15. Hinds County, MS, Probate Court Estates, Old Series, Raymond, MS, MDAH Microfilm #10402, Family History Library Film #1479977, Estate #744, William Brock, Jan 1844.
16. Hinds County, MS, Probate Court Estates, Old Series, Raymond, MS, MDAH Microfilm #10392, Family History Library Film #1064400, Estate #321, James P. J. Purvis, Feb 1836.














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