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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday~Emerson Coyt and Lucy Brock Rivers

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Emerson Coit Rivers Tombstone
Photo Courtesy of Julius Burr

Emerson Coyt Rivers was born on 9 Mar 1878 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was the son of Squire James Rivers and Emily Ellen White.


Emerson Coyt and Lucy Ellen Brock were married mid-1899 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. The 1900 census shows them married 1 year with 1 child, Bryan, age 1/12. Bryan was born May 27, 1900 and died Mar. 8, 1907.

Lucy Ellen Brock, was the daughter of Eli Brock and Mary Jane White. She was born on 27 Aug 1876 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

 Emerson Coyt Rivers died on February 21, 1924 at the age of 45. His wife, Lucy Ellen Brock Rivers died on 26 Oct 1936 at the age of 60 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. They both are buried in the Brock Cemetery, Brock’s Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Emerson Coyt Rivers and Lucy Ellen Brock had eight children; three son and five daughters.

Emerson and Lucy are my 2nd Cousins three times removed.







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1. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Emerson Coyt Rivers, Sr; (9 March 1878–21 February 1924); Memorial # 32284597; Record of the Brock Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 27 March 2013.
2. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page 316A, Line 42, Dwelling 119, Family 119; Esq. BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
3. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0017, Page 7B/26 (stamped); Line 53, Dwelling 118, Family 118, Household of Emerson C. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 27 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
4. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0032, Page 22B/45 (stamped); Line 92, Dwelling 402, Family 406, Household of Coit RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 27 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
5. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2013), Emerson Coit Rivers; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, Roll: 1852503; Birth Date: 9 Mar 1878.
6. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 40, Page: 31B/187(stamped), Line 79, Dwelling 564, Family 578, Household of Emerson C. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 27 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
7. Emerson C. Rivers, death certificate 002189 (21 February 1924), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
8. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 27 March 2013; Headstone for Emerson Coyt Rivers, Sr; Memorial # 32284597.
9. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0017, Page 7B/26 (stamped); Line 53, Dwelling 118, Family 118, Household of Emerson C. RIVERS.
10. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 27 March 2013; Headstone for Lucy Ellen Brock Rivers; Memorial # 32284615.
11. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 002, Page 287B(stamped), Line 36, Dwelling 535, Family 539, Household of Eli BROCK.
12. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0017, Page 7B/26 (stamped); Line 53, Dwelling 118, Family 118, Household of Emerson C. RIVERS.
13. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0032, Page 22B/45 (stamped); Line 92, Dwelling 402, Family 406, Household of Coit RIVERS.
14. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 31B/187(stamped), Line 79, Dwelling 564, Family 578, Household of Emerson C. RIVERS.
15. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 13, Page 12A/269 (stamped); Line 24, Dwelling 204, Family 208, household of Lucy E. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 27 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.
16. Lucy E. Rivers, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate 017131 (26 October 1936).
17. Ibid.
18. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 27 March 2013; Headstone for Lucy Ellen Brock Rivers; Memorial # 32284615.
19. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0017, Page 7B/26 (stamped); Line 53, Dwelling 118, Family 118, Household of Emerson C. RIVERS.
20. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 31B/187(stamped), Line 79, Dwelling 564, Family 578, Household of Emerson C. RIVERS.
21. Ibid.



























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