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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Surname Saturday~Wadsworth-Davis

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It’s well known that Susannah Davis, daughter of Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers married John H. Wadsworth, parents unknown.  However, the composition of John and Susannah nucleus family remains a mystery.

The 1830 census for John and Susannah shows them as listed herein. 

Jno Wadsworth 1830

1830 CENSUS: Chesterfield County, South Carolina; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 172; Family History Film: 0022506, Page: 268, Line 4; John WADSWORTH, age 40-49, born 1781-1790 in SC [John H. WADSWORTH]; 1 female 40-49, b. 1781-1790 in SC [Susannah Davis WADSWORTH]; 1 male 10-14,  b. 1816-1820 [Unknown]; 1 female 10-14, b. 1816-1820 [Unknown]; 1 male 20-29, b. 1801-1810 [Unknown].

The 2 males and 1 female shown in the household have not been identified.

Then in 1840, John and Susannah had two children in the household, 1 boy and 1 girl. These two children are Lewis H. Wadsworth, b. 13 Sept.1831 and Mary Elizabeth Wadsworth, b. abt 1835.

1840 CENSUS: Chesterfield County, South Carolina; Roll: 510; Image: 1358;  Family History Library Film: 0022508, Page 372, Line 15; John WADSWORTH, male, age 40-49, born SC
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1 [Lewis H.]
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 [John Wadsworth]
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 Mary Elizabeth]
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 [Unknown]
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 [Susannah Davis, wife]


John H. Wadsworth was born abut 1793 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 He died after Feb 1880 at the age of 87+ in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1112

John H. Wadsworth and Susannah Davis were married about 1819–20 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Susannah Davis, daughter of Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers, was born about 1794 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.13 14 15 16 17 She died between 1870 and 1880 at the age of 76+ in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 18 19

John H. Wadsworth and Susannah Davis had the following children:

i. Lewis H. Wadsworth, born 13 Sep 1832, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Mary Ann Freeman, 28 Dec 1849, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Elizabeth A. Crawford, abt 1902; died 7 Mar 1910, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

ii. Mary Elizabeth Wadsworth was born about 1835 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 20 21

[No information found for Mary Elizabeth after 1850. It’s possible she married and husband’s name is unknown. It’s also possible that she passed away.]

After Susannah Davis, wife of John H. passed away we find that John H. at the ripe old age of 77+ married a young lady named Mary [LNU], age 28, born 1852 in SC. 22 23.

John H. Wadsworth and Mary had the following child:

i. Sarah Christian Wadsworth was born in Sep 1879. She was born in Nov 1879 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 24 25

A Land Deed was found in Anson County, NC in DEED Book 8, Pages 536-537  between - Alexander Martin to Sarah C. Wadsworth & Susannah Wadsworth, dated 4th January 1886. Alexander Martin is selling 97 acres of land to Sarah & Susannah for $500.00. This Susannah Wadsworth has not been identified and no record of either woman has been found after the date of this deed. 26



Susannah Davis Wadsworth is my 3rd great grand aunt. 

 
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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130A, Line 16, Dwelling 488, Family 488, Household of John H. WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. 1820 Census of the United States, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina;, page 129, Line 23, Household of John WADSWORTH; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 8 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M 33_119.
3. 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 268, line 4, Household of John WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 9 July 2101); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
4. 1839 Election Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, election census, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, John H. WADSWORTH; printed booklet, (: viewed 7 July 2012).
5. 1840 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm M740_Roll 510.
6. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130A, Line 16, Dwelling 488, Family 488, Household of John H. WADSWORTH.
7. 1850 Agriculture Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, agriculture census, Chesterfield, Darlington, South Carolina, Page: 441; Line: 11, John H. Wadsworth; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm AD259 Roll 1.
8. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 115; Line 37, Dwelling 302, Family 302, .Household of John H. WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653-1217.
9. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 287A; Line 10, Dwelling 210, Family 210, Household of John H. WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
10. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0004, Page 307A Line 25, Dwelling 107, Family 107, Household of Jno. H. WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
11. Ibid.
12. Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 8: pages 536 & 537, Alexander Martin to Sarah C. Wadsworth & Susannah Wadsworth; 4 January 1886, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
13. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130A, Line 16, Dwelling 488, Family 488, Household of John H. WADSWORTH.
14. 1810 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 554; Line 22, Household of Thomas DAVIS, Household of Thomas DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M252_60.
15. 1840 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, , , .
16. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130A, Line 16, Dwelling 488, Family 488, Household of John H. WADSWORTH.
17. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 115; Line 37, Dwelling 302, Family 302, .Household of John H. WADSWORTH.
18. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 287A; Line 10, Dwelling 210, Family 210, Household of John H. WADSWORTH.
19. Harry Alexander Davis, The Davis Family (Davies and David) in Wales and America: genealogy of Morgan David of Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1927), page 125.
20. 1840 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, , , .
21. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130A, Line 16, Dwelling 488, Family 488, Household of John H. WADSWORTH.
22. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0004, Page 307A Line 25, Dwelling 107, Family 107, Household of Jno. H. WADSWORTH.
23. Ibid.
24. Ibid.
25. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 19, Page 3A/61A (stamped), Line 29, Dwelling 49; Family 49, Household of Lewis H. WADSWORTH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : Viewed 13 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
26. North Carolina, Deed Book: Deed Book 8, page 536-537, Alexander Martin to Sarah C. Wadsworth & Susannah Wadsworth; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.




































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