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Thanks for reading and commenting about my blog postings. My goal is to accurately document the genealogy of my family and allied families living in Chesterfield County, SC and Anson County, NC. If you have a Chesterfield County surname you are interested in please send me an e-mail.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday ~ Hardy Huntley Sellers Home

Hardy Huntley Sellers Home
Hardy Huntley Sellers Home

Hardy Huntley Sellers
Birth:  Jun. 11, 1829
Death:  Jan. 12, 1857
Wife: Mary E. Sinclair (1830-1912) 
Son of Hardy Sellers Sr. and Lavinia Gulledge Sellers.



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ American Hero ~ Hubert P. Terrell

Hubert P.Terrell was born on 27 October 1898 to Robert Crockett Terrell and Eliza Jane Rivers. As a young lad he made a decision to serve his country. I bet his mother responded like mine when I told her at age 18 that I was going to join the Air Force. I'm sure days before shipping out there was much consternation in the Terrell household. 


On 12 October 1918, Hubert was killed in action (KIA) at Vaux Andigny, France. For his actions on that day he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. 

 










Distinguished Service Cross

The citation accomplishing this award read: “for extraordinary heroism in action … “
“when his company came under an enfilading fire from an enemy machine-gun, Corporal Terrell asked permission from his platoon commander to attempt the taking of the position. Although under heavy fire from this post and from trench-mortar shells, he, with exceptional dash and bravery, attacked the position alone, putting it out of action killing two of the enemy and wounding a third…."
 
The entire citation for this award can be read at: http://bit.ly/YwYEbv
 
Photo by Julious





Monday, February 25, 2013

Military Monday ~ WW I ~ Fallen Heros


Following the aftermath of the Civil War; the United States began a period a peace and tranquility among its friend and foe. This resulted in one of the longest warfare free period (1865-1917) for our nation.

Yes, I know, we have the little spat with Spain called the Spanish-American War (April 25 – August 25, 1898) (3 months, 2 weeks and 4 days)[1]; but, from a societal impact point of view it had little impact on our day to day life and activities.

So from May of 1865 until 6 April 1917 (52 years) we lived our lives without the thought of war; without the loss of our loves ones and pretty much in peaceful coexistence with other nations.

On 6 April 1917, this peaceful state was shattered with the United States declaring War on Germany. Six weeks later the Selective Service Act (18 May 1917) was passed by Congress and the first registration took place on 5 June 1917.

All total there were 3 registrations;[2]

1st Registration: Men age 21 –31 years of age
2nd Registration: Men who had turned 21 since last registration
3rd Registration: Men age 18-21 and men ages 31-45

The declaration of war on Germany was to have a major impact on every American family. All able-bodied men of the household were subject to being sent off to War with little notification. America and its families were in an upheaval.

War causalities records for injured soldiers and those who were killed or died on the battlefield are not as readily available and they are for World War II and all current military engagement.

Chesterfield County, South Carolina sent its young men off to War and at least 9 of them gave the ultimate sacrifice – their lives.

KILLED in ACTION: KIA



1st Lieutenant Daniel O. Spencer – Oct. 21, 1918
Buried at: Plot B Row 33 Grave 19
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery [3]
Romagne, France

1st Lieutenant William A. Mulloy – Brancourt, France – 8 Oct. 1918
Buried at: Plot B Row 10 Grave 2
Somme American Cemetery [4]
Bony, France

Corporal Hubert P. Terrell – Vaux Andigny, France – 12 Oct 1918
Old Saint Davids Episcopal Church Cemetery [5]
Cheraw
Chesterfield County
South Carolina, USA

Corporal Thomas J. Bundy – Brancourt, France – 8 Oct. 1918
Old Saint Davids Episcopal Church Cemetery [6]
Cheraw
Chesterfield County
South Carolina, USA

Private Colon L. Williams - September 25, 1918
Buried at: Plot D Row 22 Grave 15
Somme American Cemetery [7]
Bony, France

Sgt. Lenson C. Graves - Brancourt, France – 8 Oct. 1918
Buried at: Plot A Row 14 Grave 5
Somme American Cemetery [8]
Bony, France


Died from Other causes

Seaman Walter P. McIntosh – Naval Hospital, Charleston – 22 Sept. 1918
Old Saint Davids Episcopal Church Cemetery [9][2]
Cheraw
Chesterfield County
South Carolina, USA

Private Walter Pegues – Died of Disease – I October 1918
Buried at: Plot A Row 35 Grave 30
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery [10]
Fere-en-Tardenois, France

Corporal Fred O. Gaskins – 16 October 1918
Buried at: Plot C Row 8 Grave 4
Somme American Cemetery [11]
Bony, France


Nine young men, leaving their families behind, off to a war in a foreign land never more to see their love ones.


The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website is an awesome site if you lost one of you family members during WWI, WWII or the Korean War. Just click on the blue  embedded hyperlink to be taken to the state page to begin your search.













[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
[2] http://search.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=6482
[3] http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwi_state.php
[4] http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwi_state.php
[5] Find A Grave Memorial# 53213887
[6] Find A Grave Memorial# 53103870
[7] http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwi_state.php
[8] http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwi_state.php
[9] Find A Grave Memorial# 53341175
[10] http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwi_state.php
[11] http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwi_state.php























Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday’s Obituary ~ Newspaper Research


Obituaries are a key part of my genealogical research; but, finding obituaries in early newspapers can be quite a task.

Key Point: The modern day index on page 1 of local newspaper is a rather new concept. 

Older newspapers did not have these indexes and there wasn’t a designated section or area where obituaries were posted and could be found. 

Case in point in this short notice which I presume to be my great great grandmother – Sarah Jane Graves Purvis – obituary.  The only William Pervis/Purvis in Anson County during this time were my relatives.  
This particular obituary/death notice was found under the subheading – McFarland News. McFarland is a  small town located in Anson County, NC on the NC/SC State Line. Highway 52 runs North and South just east of the one street through McFarland.

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One thing is quite obvious with this newspaper clipping. If the death notice/obituary was not already highlighted finding it would be very problematic.  The actual notice was quite hard to detect without scanning/reading the entire column. There was nothing to indicate that a death notice was located within this local news column.

It seems the farther you go back in time; a death notice, if available, becomes even smaller. Most newspaper accounts ware primarily death notice unless the individual was very prominent within the community.

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Again, this particular death notice was mixed in with the local social news of the day.

Tips on finding obits/death notices in early newspapers:
  • Be patient, Go slow, scan every paragraph.
  • Local advertisements can be ignored as far as death information
  • Check with your local library and see if an Index has been created.
Do not limit your search to just the local newspapers – especially the farther back you go. If a person is very prominent you should search all the major newspapers of that time period.

Older obituaries are not readily available; you have to search for them. here are a few tips:

Finding Older Newspapers
For current local newspapers look here - http://www.ipl.org/div/news/
Finding older newspaper is a little more difficult. Two places you can start your search.
1. At the Local State Library/Archives
2. At Major University Libraries within the State.

In South Carolina, obituaries from the Columbia based “The State” have been indexed and can be purchased through the Richland County Library. 
To access their index go here:  http://bit.ly/Xxoxsp

Other major sources for research are


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[1] The Messenger & Intelligencer, January 4, 1893, McFarland News
[2] Charleston News & Courier; Charleston, SC, November 13, 1901, Page: 6

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Surname Saturday – Rogers – Brock

Irvin Samuel Brock (1855-12 Oct. 1897) is my 1st cousin three time removed. Not very close but close enough. He’s kinfolk. Irvin married Mary A. Stubb (1853-1897), daughter of John Wellington Stubbs.

Irvin and Mary had 5 children, 3 daughters and two sons between 1878 and 1890. Sometime in early 1897, Mary Ann Stubbs Brock died; leaving Irvin Samuel with 4 motherless children. One son had passed away in 1892. Then on  12 Oct 1897 Ervin Samuel Brock passed away.

His obituary does not say what he died from but it does state that two daughters, who were away at Winthrop, arrived home and was by his side when he passed away. 

His youngest daughter Alliene was still at home as was his young son Leon Coit Brock.

Alliene W. Brock was born on 11 Apr 1884 in Cheraw, SC where her dad (Irvin S.) and his brother Peter Haley were businessmen. 1 2 3 Alliene died on 23 Mar 1974 at the age of 89 in Orlando, Orange, Florida and was buried on 25 Mar 1974 at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Lake City, Columbia, Florida.

Alliene W. Brock and George Franklin Rogers were married in 1904.4 They lived in Savannah, Georgia until 1925. Then in 1925, they moved to Florida.


George Franklin Rogers, her husband, was the son of Robert Furman Rogers and Sarah Jane Robertson; He was born on 22 Feb 1878 in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia.5 Census and city directories shows that Alliene and George lived in Georgia; Orlando & Miami, Florida.6 7 8 9 10
George died on 2 Mar 1942 at the age of 64 in Miami, Dade, Florida and was buried in Mar 1942 at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Lake City, Columbia, Florida.11 A Memorial has been created for them at www.findagrave.com.12
 
George Franklin Rogers and Alliene W. Brock had the following child:
 
i. Mary Kathryn Rogers, born 11 Feb 1908; married Clarence Cephas Magruder, 28 May 1929, Orlando, Orange, Florida; died 13 Feb 1975.

Mary Kathryn  and Clarence Magruder had two sons. This union produced two of the finest eye surgeons in the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area.13
 






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1. 1910 U. S. Census, Fulton County, Georgia, population schedule, Atlanta Ward 7, Fulton, Georgia, enumeration district (ED) 0098, Page 23A/170A (stamped); Line 5, Dwelling 372, Family 465, Household of George ROGERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 22 February 2013); citing NARA publication Roll: T624_0192.
2. 1920 U. S. Census, Chatham County, Georgia, population schedule, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, enumeration district (ED) 65, Page 16A/95A (stamped); Line 44, Dwelling 372, Family 368, Household of George F. ROGERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 22 February 2013); citing NARA publication Roll: T625_241.
3. 1940 U. S. Census, Dade County, Florida, population schedule, Miami, Dade, Florida, enumeration district (ED) 69-24A, Page 61A/481A (stamped); Line 21, Household #187, Household of George ROGERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 22 February 2013); citing NARA publication Roll: T627_628.
4. 1910 U. S. Census, Fulton County, Georgia, population schedule, Atlanta Ward 7, Fulton, Georgia, ED 0098, Page 23A/170A (stamped); Line 5, Dwelling 372, Family 465, Household of George ROGERS.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Columbia County, Florida, population schedule, Lake City, Columbia County, Florida, enumeration district (ED) 0011, Page 7B/203B & page 8A/204A (stamped); Line 99, Dwelling 115, Family 116, Household of Robert ROGERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 22 February 2013); citing NARA publication Roll: T623, Roll 167.
6. 1910 U. S. Census, Fulton County, Georgia, population schedule, Atlanta Ward 7, Fulton, Georgia, ED 0098, Page 23A/170A (stamped); Line 5, Dwelling 372, Family 465, Household of George ROGERS.
7. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 22 February 2013), George Franklin Rogers; citing World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Roll: 1558563.
8. 1920 U. S. Census, Chatham County, Georgia, population schedule, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, ED 65, Page 16A/95A (stamped); Line 44, Dwelling 372, Family 368, Household of George F. ROGERS.
9. 1930 U. S. Census, Orange County, Florida, population schedule, Orlando, Orange, Florida, enumeration district (ED) 001, Page: 17A/17A (stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 441, Family 574, Household of George F. ROGERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 22 February 2013); citing NARA publication Roll: T626_326.
10. 1940 U. S. Census, Dade County, Florida, population schedule, Miami, Dade, Florida, ED 69-24A, Page 61A/481A (stamped); Line 21, Household #187, Household of George ROGERS.
11. State of Florida, death (1942), George Franklin Rogers; Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville, Florida.
12. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for George Franklin Rogers; (1878–1942); Memorial # 44819546; Record of the Oak Lawn Cemetery; Lake City, Columbia County, Florida, USA; Accessed on 22 February 2013.
13. http://www.magrudereye.com/site/dr-g-brock-magruder.htm



















Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday’s Faces From the Past–Jimmy Doolittle


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Gen. Jimmy Harold Doolittle
b. 14 December 1896
d. 27 September 1993
bu. Arlington National Cemetery


John Dause Davis
b. 14 Jun 1892
d. 3 Oct 1935
bu. Zoar Cemetery, Chesterfield, SC


John Dause Davis with Aviator Jimmy Doolittle

John Dause Davis is my 4th Cousin once removed. 





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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday–Historic Homes-John T. Hurst

11-John T. Hurst House

Built: 1904

Style: Colonial Revival-influenced - The facade is handmade Pennsylvania brick; sides & back are made of local brick. [1]
























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[1] http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/chesterfield/S10817713008/S10817713008.pdf

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday–George R. Boatwright


George R. Boatwright
b. 19 January 1819
d. 9 April 1894
bu. Hurst Family Cemetery, Chesterfield County, SC

George R. Boatwright Tombstone
Photo by Julious Burr

George R. Boatwright was born 19 January 1819[1], a son of Lewis Boatwright and Elizabeth Rebecca Davis.

He married Lauretta Hurst about 1852 in Chesterfield, SC. She was born about 1831, a daughter of Isaac Hurst and Henrietta “Ritta” Rivers. George and Lauretta had 6 children; 2 sons and 4 daughters.

During the Civil War, George enlisted and served in Company K, 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers).[2] Lauretta Boatwright died on 8 August 1863.[3] I think George R. Boatwright knew his wife’s health was failing and requested that he be discharge from the Army.

His Civil war Military Records shows that George was discharged on June 6, 1863 by General P. T. Beauregard.[4] This would indicate that George was at home when Lauretta passed away. Her death left George with 6 children ranging in age from 10 to just barely one year old for the youngest daughter – Sarah Catherine Boatwright.

No record has been found that would indicate that George re-married after the death of his wife, Lauretta Hurst Boatwright. He left a WILL and his estate[5] was probated in Chesterfield County SC in 1894.







[1] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for George R. Boatwright; (19 January 1819–9 April 1894); Memorial # 43479004; Record of the Hurst Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 3 June 2012.
[2] National Park Service, "Soldiers" database, Civil War Soldiers & Sailor System (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm : accessed 3 June 2012), entry for George Boatwright, Private; 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers); Confederates.
[3] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Lauretta Hurst Boatwright; (about 1831–8 August 1863); Memorial # 43479036; Record of the Hurst Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 3 June 2012.
[4] National Park Service, "Soldiers" database, Civil War Soldiers & Sailor System (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm : accessed 3 June 2012), entry for George Boatwright, Private; 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers); Confederates.
[5] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, George R. BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 18 February 2013); Folder #781, Images 742-760.








Monday, February 18, 2013

Military Monday–S/Sgt. Thomas C. Rivers



S/SGT. THOMAS C. RIVERS KILLED IN ACTION - Word has been received by the W. W. Rivers that his cousin Staff Sergeant Thomas C. Rivers, was killed in action in France, September 2d. Sgt. Rivers entered service September 30, 1942. He received his basic training in Texas and Wisconsin. He then was sent to Northern Ireland and from there he was sent to England. He was sent to France on D-Day. He was born on May 14, 1921, and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rivers. Sgt. Rivers will long be remembered by his many friends and relatives.[The Chesterfield Advertiser, 5 October 1944, Page 1.] [1]


U.S. Veteran Tombstone Application [2] Thomas C. Rivers, S/N 34386517


Thomas C. Rivers

Thomas C. Rivers tombstone at Zoar Cemetery (Chesterfield County, SC) shows that he was born May 14, 1921 and died Sept. 02, 1944. It also shows that he was a Staff Sergeant assigned to 9th Infantry, 2nd Division, WWII. [3]

I wonder why a man who was killed in action (KIA) is not listed on the World War II, Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of South Carolina <http://media.nara.gov/media/images/29/18/29-1768a.gif> [4]

Thomas C. Rivers was a son of Frederick “Bud” Rivers and Mary Della Liles.

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[1] S/Sgt. Thomas C. RIVERS obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 5 October 1944, Page 1.
[2] "U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963," on-line digital images, ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 15 February 2013), Thomas C. RIVERS; citing Applications for Headstones, compiled 01/01/1925 - 06/30/1970, documenting the period ca. 1776 - 1970 ARC: 596118. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774–1985, Record Group 92.: 1774–1985.
[3] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 840. Tombstone of Thomas C. RIVERS; 14 May 1921–2 September 1944, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[4] World War II, Honor List of Dead and Missing, Sate of South Carolina  <http://media.nara.gov/media/images/29/18/29-1776a.gif>

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday’s Obituary–Mr. Kirby Rivers

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MR. KIRBY RIVERS
Chesterfield, S.C., Feb. 14. - Mr. Kirby Rivers, 60, died at his home on Tuesday. He had been in feeble health for a number of years. Mr. Rivers was one of Chesterfield county’s most prominent citizens. He served the county as superintendent of education for three terms, from 1904 to 1912. Mr. Rivers is survived by his wife, who was Miss Cora Smith, of Wadesboro, and by the following children: Lawton, Martin, Furman and Walter Rivers, and Misses Sarah Belle, Iris, and Elizabeth Rivers. [1]

Kirby Rivers was born 10 February 1876 to Malachi J. Rivers and Sarah Boatwright Rivers. He married Cora Smith on 10 April 1907. They had eight (8) children; 3 daughters and 5 sons. One son – John Robert (8 Nov 1913-2 June 1914) died young. [2] [3]

Kirby Rivers died on 11 February 1936 [4] and was buried on 12 February 1936 at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.[5] [6]








[1] Mr. Kirby Rivers obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 13 February 1936, Page 1.
[2] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #20, Page 76A, Line 46, Dwelling 63, Family 63, Household of Mally J. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 2 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
[3] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, Page 741. Tombstone of Kirby RIVERS; 10 February 1876–11 February 1926, Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[4] Kirby RIVERS, death certificate 500044 (11 February 1936), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[5] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, Page 741. Tombstone of Kirby RIVERS; 10 February 1876–11 February 1926, Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[6] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Kirby Rivers; (10 February 1876–11 February 1936); Memorial # 34346698; Record of the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 11 March 2011.









Saturday, February 16, 2013

Surname Saturday-–Brock–Smith

Michael Hezekiah "Mike" Brock was born on 20 Jan 1853 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 He appeared in the 1880-1920 Census for Chesterfield County, South Carolina.4 5 6 7 He died on 2 Jan 1927 at the age of 72 and was buried on 3 Jan 1927 at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pageland, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.8 9 1011 12 Mike’s estate (Estate Folder #860) was probated in 1927 at Chesterfield, SC. 13

Michael Hezekiah "Mike" Brock and Timmie Smith were married in 1879 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.14 Timmie Smith, daughter of Isaac Benjamin Smith and Rebecca Jane Boatwright, was born on 20 May 1861 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 15 16 17 18 She died on 15 Apr 1922 at the age of 60 and was buried on 16 Apr 1922 at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.19 20 21

Michael Hezekiah Brock and Timmie Smith had the following children:

i. Pleasant Archie Brock, born 3 Nov 1883, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Callie Hunter, 23 Feb 1913, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Hannah Mae Deese, 11 Apr 1923, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 14 Feb 1956, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

ii. Fannie J. Brock, born 10 Nov 1885, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Samuel Jackson Miles; died 11 Jul 1963, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina.

iii. Kizzie Gertrude Brock, born 5 Nov 1888, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married James Edward Miles, 1 Jan 1911, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 12 Jan 1931, Pageland, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

iv. Winnie J. Brock was born on 2 Nov 1890 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She was buried in Jul 1895 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 12 Jul 1895 at the age of 4 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

v. Frank M. Brock, born 28 Dec 1893, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sallie Ann Pierce, abt 1925, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 14 Nov 1972, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina.

vi. Hardie May Brock, born 16 May 1895, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Nettie Steen, abt 1920; married Julie Marie; died 5 Nov 1977, Pageland, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

vii. Sally Brock, born 28 Oct 1897, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married James Thomas Jackson; died 3 Feb 1979, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina.

viii. William Thomas Brock, born May 1900, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Stella Rowe; died 27 Mar 1937, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
 
 
 





 
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1. Mike Brock, death certificate 000437 (2 January 1927), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 117, Line 18, Dwelling 328, Family 327, Household of "Hugh" BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 289A, Line 33, Dwelling 33, family 33, Household of S[arah] BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1491.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 002, Page 287B, Line 15, Dwelling 530, Family 534, Household of Michael BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 24 July 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 17, Page 26A/7A; Line 10, Dwelling 111, Family 111, Household of Michael BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 21 January 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
6. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Oldstore, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0042, Page 222A/4A; Line 12, Dwelling 47, Family 47, Household of Michael BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 21 January 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
7. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Old Store, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 45, Page 284B/15B; Line 56, Dwelling 209, Family 218, Household of Mike BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 21 January 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
8. "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 15 June 2011), Photo copies, "Estate #860 - Mike Brock," Images 509-517; FHL Film #2166658.
9. Mike Brock, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate 000437 (2 January 1927).
10. Ibid.
11. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 813. Tombstone of Mike Brock; 1853–1927, Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
12. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Michael "Mike" Brock; (20 January 1853–2 January 1927); Memorial # 60843661; Record of the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery; Pageland, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 15 June 2012.
13. "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," Family Search, "Estate #860 - Mike Brock," Images 509-517.
14. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 17, Page 26A/7A; Line 10, Dwelling 111, Family 111, Household of Michael BROCK.
15. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 002, Page 287B, Line 15, Dwelling 530, Family 534, Household of Michael BROCK.
16. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 17, Page 26A/7A; Line 10, Dwelling 111, Family 111, Household of Michael BROCK.
17. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Oldstore, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0042, Page 222A/4A; Line 12, Dwelling 47, Family 47, Household of Michael BROCK.
18. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Old Store, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 45, Page 284B/15B; Line 56, Dwelling 209, Family 218, Household of Mike BROCK.
19. Timmie Brock, Chesterfield County death certificate 005164 (15 April 1922).
20. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 15 February 2013; Headstone for Timmie Brock; Memorial # 60843664.
21. Ibid.



































Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thursday’s Treasure: Deed of Trust–Wm. A. Purvis

Early in my genealogical journey I was living in Ogden, Utah and had access to the awesome Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Some the the early documents I found for my ancestor William A. Purvis were Census and Land Deeds. This was back in the days of Soundex Codes to find your ancestors surname in the Census (Purvis – P612) and before any use of digital files. Back in those days we had Surname Books for looking up the Soundex or you could use the Soundex Code chart to calculate the soundex manually.

The following deed is a Deed of Trust between William A. Purvis and Marshall & Richardson made on 1 March 1878 whereby Marshall & Richardson are making advance to my 2nd Great Grandfather so that he may plant a crop in the year 1878.

Every document (over 30) I have found for William A. Purvis; the documents always lists him as William A. or W. A. Purvis.

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W. A. Pervis to Marshall & Richardson

State of North Carolina}
County of Anson } This agreement made and entered into this 1st day of March 1878 between Marshall & Richardson of the county of Anson and State aforesaid and W. A. Pervis of the county of Anson and said State witnesseth:
that the said Marshall & Richardson do hereby agree to make advances in money or supplies during the year 1878 to an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars to the said W. A. Pervis who is engaged in the cultivation of the soil in Anson County, said money or supplies to be expended in the cultivation of the crop to be made by W. A. Pervis during the year aforesaid and to be due 15 day of Oct. 1878. Now in order to secure to the said "Marshall & Richardson" payment for the advances to be made under this agreement the said W. A. Pervis hereby gives to the said Marshall & Richardson a lien on the said crops which may be made during the year aforesaid by W. A. Pervis in pursuance of the provision of an Act entitled an act to secure advances for agricultural purposes ratified March 1st 1867, and an Act to Re-enact the same ratified March 1st 1878.
Witness                                                Marshall & Richardson
W. C. Hardison                                     W. A. Pervis
                                                                               


State of North Carolina}
Anson County} The due execution of the foregoing agreement was proven before me this day by the oath and examination of W. C. Hardison the subscribing witness. Let the same with this certificate be registered. Witness my hand and seal of office at office in Wadesboro this the 1st day of March A.D. 1878.
                                                                                        John C. McLanchlin, CSC

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} The 5th day of March 1878. Then the foregoing agreement came into my hands and was duly registered.
                                                                           P. J. Coppedge, Register of Deeds








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[1] LDS Family History Library Film #1689064; Deeds of Trust, Volume 9, Page 347; Anson County deeds, 1749-1926; indexes, 1748-1962, 1749-1962North Carolina. County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Anson County); Deeds of trust v. 8-9, dated 1876-1878.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday–Historic Homes-Dr. W. J. Perry House

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Dr. William J. Perry House
321 E. Main Street
Chesterfield, South Carolina
Built 1914-15
Unique attribute: tin ceilings
Restored in 1990









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[1] Historic Chesterfield South Carolina Brochure, A Visitor's Guide to Chesterfield's Historic Homes and Buildings, Historical Society of Chesterfield County, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
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