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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.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday’s Obituary~Mary Eliza Davis Rivers


Mary Eliza Davis is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt.

She was the youngest daughter of Michael Davis and Hulda Rivers; born November 23, 1853 in Chesterfield, South Carolina.

At age 17, about 1870, she married Dock Wesley Rivers. Together they raised twelve children, 4 daughters and 8 sons.  

On 15 April 1917, at age 63,  Mary Eliza died suddenly leaving her husband and 12 children to mourn.

Mrs D. W. Rivers

Mrs. D. W. Rivers
Special to The State.
       Chesterfield, April 20.-- Mrs. D. W. Rivers, of the Zoar section of this county died on Sunday night. Mrs. Rivers was apparently in good health and died very suddenly at 10 o'clock on Sunday night. On Monday afternoon the body was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Zoar church. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J. L. Tyler. Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late Michael Davis, and while quite young, was married to Dock W. Rivers.
      Besides her husband and one sister, Mrs. James Ross of Chesterfield,  Mrs. Rivers is survived by 12 children, all of whom live in this county and are among the best citizens of the State.














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[1] Mrs. D. W. RIVERS obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 21 April 1917, Page 3, col. 3.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Surname Saturday~John Calvin, Son of Thomas Davis


This is an ongoing series on the children of Thomas Davis and his wife Nancy Rivers. Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers are my 4th great grandparents. They had 11 known children that lived to adulthood.

This is a summary of the articles on Thomas, Samuel, William, Susannah, Isaac Jacob, Hulda, Jonathan Daniel, Elizabeth Rebecca and Sarah Jane Davis. 

Thus far, we have taken a look at 10 of the 11 children of Thomas and Nancy Rivers Davis. Those ten are Samuel, William, Susannah, Isaac Jacob, Hulda, Jonathan Daniel, Elizabeth Rebecca, Sarah Jane, Michael Davis and Mary “Polly” Davis.

Today’s posting is on child number 11 – John Calvin Davis, My 3rd Grand Uncle.

John Calvin Davis was born on 14 Dec 1812 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 He appeared in censuses for Chesterfield County, South Carolina, from 1820 through 1860.4 5 John died on 12 Jul 1865 and was buried in the Kite Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.6 7 Vital statistic pages from his Family Bible are on file in the Darlington County Genealogical Society.8 A Memorial has been created for John at www.findagrave.com.9 10

John Calvin Davis and Charlotte Hurst were married on 31 Jan 1836 in Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina. Charlotte Hurst, daughter of Philip Hurst and Elizabeth, was born on 9 Jul 1816 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1112 13 14 She appeared in the census in 1880 in Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.15 Charlotte died on 2 Jun 1888 in Darlington, South Carolina and was buried in the Kite cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.16 1718 A Memorial has been created for her at www.findagrave.com.19 Her estate, Estate Folder #160, Estate of Charlotte [HURST] DAVIS, was probated at Chesterfield County, South Carolina.20

John Calvin Davis and Charlotte Hurst had the following children:

i. Thomas P. Davis, born 5 Oct 1837, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Nancy Jane Massey, abt 1858, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 13 Nov 1885, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

ii. Nancy J. Davis, born 17 Mar 1839, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married David Richard Teal, abt 1866; died 1895.

iii. William Reynolds Davis, born 14 Jan 1841, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Louisa Matilda Fraser, 1874, Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina; died 18 Sep 1915, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina.

iv. Eliza Ann Davis, born 24 Feb 1843, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Benjamin Nelson Stuckey, abt 1867, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 31 Oct 1903, Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina.

v. John Wesley Davis, born 30 Mar 1845, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Susan Adeline Ellis, 1 Jan 1873, Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina; died 25 Feb 1919, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina.

vi. Isaac Jacob Davis, born 24 Feb 1848, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Isabella Jane Teal, 20 Nov 1867, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Laura R. Boatwright, 26 Dec 1894, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 14 Oct 1917, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

vii. Julia Ann Davis, born 20 Mar 1849, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William Manley Boatwright, abt 1868; died 27 Sep 1911, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

viii. Mary Ann Davis, born 10 Oct 1851, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married George Richard Davis, 17 Jul 1870, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 15 Jun 1905, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

ix. Margaret Emaline Davis, born 2 Nov 1853, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married John William Wadsworth, 10 Jan 1878, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 19 Jan 1938, Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina.

x. James A. Davis, born 1 Mar 1856, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Anna Byrd; died 1882, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

xi. Henry Perkins Davis, born 19 May 1858, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Eugenia Cordelia Davis, 25 Dec 1879, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Martha Ellen Jones, 24 May 1899, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 26 Sep 1909, Florence, Florence, South Carolina.
xii. Sarah E. Davis, born 23 Mar 1860, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married James Thomas Ellis, 1882; died 7 Sep 1905, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina.

This concludes the series on the children of Thomas  and Nancy Rivers Davis. If one of these children are your line and you have additional information to share please contact me by e-mail.

 










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1. Family data, John C. Davis Family Bible, Holy Bible, (New York: n.p., 1844); original owned in 2004 by Old Darlington District Genealogy Archives, [address for private use].
2. 1820 Census of the United States, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 123; Line 22, Thomas Davis Household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 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: 239; Line 14,, Household of Thos. Davis Senior, Household of Thos. Davis Senior; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
4. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 178A, Line 19, Dwelling 1221, Family 1221, Household of John C. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
5. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 119, Line 28, Dwelling 366, Family 365, Household of Jno. C. Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
6. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 1130. Tombstone of John C. Davis; 14 December 1812–12 July 1865, Kite Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
7. John C. Davis Family Bible.
8. Ibid.
9. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for John Calvin Davis; (14 December 1812–12 July 1865); Memorial # 40199793; Record of the Kite Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 7 July 2012.
10. 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), pages 126 and 127.
11. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 19 July 2012; Headstone for Charlotte Hurst Davis; Memorial # 86732784.
12. Family data, John Calvin Davis Family Bible, Holy Bible, (New York: n.p., 1844); original owned in 2004 by Old Darlington District Genealogy Archives, [address for private use], Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina.
13. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 178A, Line 19, Dwelling 1221, Family 1221, Household of John C. DAVIS.
14. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 119, Line 28, Dwelling 366, Family 365, Household of Jno. C. Davis.
15. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 303D; Line 8, Dwelling 76, Family 76, Household of Charlotte DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
16. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 19 July 2012; Headstone for Charlotte Hurst Davis; Memorial # 86732784.
17. Ibid.
18. John Calvin Davis Family Bible.
19. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 19 July 2012; Headstone for Charlotte Hurst Davis; Memorial # 86732784.
20. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Charlotte [HURST] DAVIS; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 20 July 2012); Estate Records #160.







































Friday, June 28, 2013

Some Google Reader Alternatives


Google Reader has reached it peak in the computer world and will soon join other long ago “Stars” in the technology arena. 

Rising to the top as a replacement for Google Reader is a program called “Feedly”.

If “Feedly” is not to your liking there are other alternatives:

Desktop Stand-along

  • I have been using this program for years. 


Browser Integrated




Mobile:




Just click on the program name above to be taken to their homepage for more information. This list is by no mean complete; other choices can be found by searching "RSS readers" in Google search.

The Will of Arnie Violet Douglass Davis



Will of Arnie V. Davis

State Of South Carolina
County of Chesterfield
I, Arnie V. Davis, of the above State and County do make the following WILL, revoking all former wills by me made:-
I. I nominate, constitute, and appoint my husband J. A. Davis, the executor of this my Will.
II. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my husband J. A. Davis, the lands deeded to me by him of late November 25, 1914, to wit:- a 150 acre tract, 70 acre tract, 300 acre tract, and 565 acre tract all of said land being more fully described in said deed.
III. All the rest of my property, real and personal I give, devise, and bequeath unto my children, share and share alike, the child or children of any child that may die before me to take the part the parent would have taken, if living, except two children Verdie and Ola Davis, shall receive in addition any part in the Coke Davis Estate Lands.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 26th day of November, AD 1914.
Signed, sealed, published and }                                           Arnie V. Davis {Seal}
Declared by the above named Arnie V.}
Davis, as and for her last Will and }
Testament, in the presence of us}
Who in her presence and in the }
Presence of each other and at her }
Request have signed our names as }
Witnesses this 26th day of November 1914.}
M. J. Hough
J. R. Abbott
T. E. Mulloy
 
State Of South Carolina
County of Chesterfield
Present M. J. Hough, Probate Judge for the County of Chesterfield.
Personally appeared J. R. Abbott a subscribing witness to the annexed instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Arnie V. Davis late of Chesterfield County, south Carolina, deceased, who being duly sworn, deposeth and saith that he was present and did see the said instrument of writing duly executed by the said Arnie V. Davis and deponent further saith that the said Arnie V. Davis at the time of executing the said instrument of writing was, to the best of deponents knowledge and belief of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding and that T. E. Mulloy (the deponent) and J. R. Abbott and M. J. Hough in the presence of each other and of the said Arnie V. Davis and at her request signed their names as witnesses to the due execution of the same.
J. R. Abbott

Sworn and subscribed to before me this 25th day of April in the years of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen.
                                                                           M. J. Hough, Probate Judge

Upon the due consideration of the above testimony and being satisfied with the sufficiency thereof, it is adjudged and decreed that the said instrument in writing be admitted to probate in common form.
It is so ordered.
                                                                           M. J. Hough, Probate Judge
Recorded April 25, 1918 [1]

Arnie Violet Douglass Davis died 22 March 1918 in Florence, South Carolina. She was buried at Bethel Cemetery in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Obituary: After an illness of a few days, Mrs. J. A. Davis died at the Florence hospital. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J.E. Carter, at Bethel Saturday. Mrs. Davis has been a devoted member of the Methodist church a number of years. She was universally loved. The profoundest sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. Left to mourn her death is a husband, five children, a mother and five brothers and six sisters. Buried at Bethel Cemetery.[2]






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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Will Book 2, Page 538 and 539 Arnie V. Davis; Probate Office, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[2] James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001, page 29. Tombstone of Mrs. J. A. Davis; 28 January 1876–22 March 1918, Bethel Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.


































Thursday, June 27, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday~Julius Johns Death Certificate


My maternal grandparents died before I was born; Grandpa Julius was hit by an automobile on May 15, 1937 and died the following day in a Monroe,Union County, NC hospital. Grandma Mamie died in the Doctor office of a heart attack, 1 year, 1 month and 1 day later on 17 June 1938. 

For years I looked for a Death Certificate or an obituary for my grandparents without success. Then one year while home, on leave from the Air Force, my aunt calmly said well your grandfather didn't die here; the closest hospital in 1937 was in Monroe, NC and that is where I found the treasure that I am sharing today.

DC - Julious Johns

The following is a transcription of this death certificate (typed parts= normal type, Certificate blanks are bold and underlined):

North Carolina State Board of Health
STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH            253
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1. Place of Death:
County: Union
Township: Monroe
City: Monroe, NC.
2. Full Name: Julious Johns======================
3. Sex: Male4. Color or Race: White5. Single, Married , Widowed: Married
5a. If married Husband of/wife of: Mamie Johns
6. Date of birth: blank
7. Age: about 518. Trade, Profession:
9. Industry or business: P.W. A. Work [WPA]
12. Birthplace: Marlboro County, South Carolina


13. Name, Father: Joe Johns14. Birthplace, Father: Marlboro Co., South Carolina
15. Maiden Name, Mother: Not Known16. Birthplace, Mother: Not Known 
17. Informant: Carl Johns18. Burial, cremation, removal
Place: Zoar Church  Date: May 18, 1937
19. Undertaker: Pusser Funeral Home
                        Chesterfield, S.C.
20, Filed: June 5, 1937, Mrs. Julian Griffen21. Date of Death: May 16, 1937
22. I hereby certify that I attended deceased from May 16, 1937 to May 16, 1937.
I last saw him alive on May 16, 1937 death is said to have occurred on the date sated above at 8:00 PM. The principle cause of death and related causes of importance in order of onset were as follows:
Fractured of Skull, May 15, 1937
23. If death was due to external cause fill in the following.
Accident, May 15, 1937, near Chesterfield , SC, Public thoroughfare, auto accident , fractured skull, both legs
24. Was disease or injury in any way related to occupation of deceased. No
(Signed) Parker C. Harden, Monroe, NC

The information on this death certificate was given by Carl Johns, the oldest son of Julius Johns, and matches information I found during my research. Julius was born March 4, 1887 and died May 16, 1937 at age 50. His Father Joe Johns was born in Chesterfield County instead of Marlboro County as indicated on this Death Certificate.

After this Death Certificate was found an obituary for Julius was also found. No obituary or death certificate has been found for his wife, my Grandmother, Mary Catherine “Mamie” Brock Johns. Her death is recorded on her tombstone at Zoar Cemetery as June 17, 1938 exactly one year, one month and one day after the death of her husband.










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[1] Julius Johns, death certificate #253 (1937), Register of Deeds, Monroe, Union County, North Carolina.
[2] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Self-Published, 1995, page 842. Tombstone of Julius Johns; 4 March 1887–16 May 1937, Zoar United Methodist Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[3] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 842. Tombstone of Mamie Johns; 21 September 1889–17 June 1938, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday~ John and Lela Deese



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John Lucian Deese and Lela Aileen Purvis Deese are my Grand Uncle and Aunt.

They are buried in Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Amanuensis Monday~Dower Release

 
Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
Today’s posting is Dower release of a Land Deed between Frederick Rivers and Malachi J. Rivers. [Father to Son]. The original; Land Deed , dated December 6, 1867 is recorded  Chesterfield County Deed Book 1, page 241. Frederick Rivers, the father, sold his son, Malachi 100 acres of land for two hundred dollars.

The bottom of the Deed Book 1, page 241 is annotated with:
Dower recorded 8th Dec. 1875 in Book No. 4, Pages 754-755
Recorded 25th May 1868
Original Delivered to Malachi J. Rivers


Fred Rivers to M. J. Rivers Dower
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County} I. T. F. Mulloy, Clk of the Court of Common Pleas & General Sessions do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Mrs. Sarah Ann [Hurst] Rivers wife of the within named Frederick Rivers did this day appear before me, and upon being privately and separately examined by me did declare that she does freely, voluntarily and without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever renounce, release and forever relinquish unto the within named Malachi J. Rivers his heirs and assigns, all her interest and estate and also all her rights and claims of Dower of, in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released.
Given under my hand and seal, this 3rd day of December Anno Domino 1875.
T. F. Mulloy {LS}                                  Sarah Ann X Rivers
Clk                                                                     her mark
Deed Recorded 25th May 1868 Recorded 8th December 1875
In Book W1, Page 241,242 Original Del’v to M. J. Rivers 2

Parties mentioned in the above Land Deed are all family members. Frederick Rivers is Frederick C. Rivers, b. 13 May 1800; d. 24 June 1878; his wife Sarah Ann [Hurst] Rivers, b.  28 Feb 1811; d. 18 Sept. 1877 and their son, Malachi J. Rivers, b. 20 Aug 1842; d. 24 Apr 1904.

This is an excellent document for showing the value of land deeds in your genealogical research.
 
 




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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 1: page 241, Frederick Rivers, Senr. To Malachi J. Rivers Deed 100 Acres; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[2] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 4: Pages 754-755, Fred Rivers to M. J. Rivers Dower; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.














Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday’s Obituary~J. Henry Davis


J. Henry Davis
b. Apr. 18, 1897
d. Nov. 4, 1917

J. Henry Davis Obit

J. Henry Davis, a young farmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Davis, of Cheraw, died in a hospital in Florence last Sunday. The body was laid to rest on Monday at Zoar Methodist Church. The funeral service conducted by the Rev. J. L. Tyler. Mr. Davis had been ill for several days, and from the first of his illness little hope was entertained for his recovery. Beside his parents, and a young bride of a few months, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Herbert Thomas; and I . J. Davis, Lucius Davis and three younger brothers.1

J. Henry Davis Tombstone
Photo courtesy of Julious Burr

There several conflicts in the birth and death of Henry Davis. Both his obituary and SC Death Certificate #20273 shows that he died on November 4, 1917 while his tombstone shows November 3, 1917. 2

The 1900 Census has his birth as Mar 1896 and the tombstone has his birth as April 18, 1897. 3
J. Henry Davis, leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John C. Davis, a young bride of a few months. I haven’t identified his young bride yet.

J. Henry Davis is my second cousin twice removed.














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[1] James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001, page 27. Tombstone of J. Henry Davis; 18 April 1897–4 November 1917, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[2] Henry Davis, death certificate 020273 (4 November 1917), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[3] 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 9, Page 12A/174A; Line 49, Dwelling 180, Family 182, Household of J. C. DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Surname Saturday~Mary aka "Polly", Daughter, Thomas Davis

This is an ongoing series on the children of Thomas Davis and his wife Nancy Rivers. Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers are my 4th great grandparents. They had 11 known children that lived to adulthood.

This is a summary of the articles on Thomas, Samuel, William, Susannah, Isaac Jacob, Hulda, Jonathan Daniel, Elizabeth Rebecca and Sarah Jane Davis. 


Thus far, we have taken a look at 9 of the 11 children of Thomas and Nancy Rivers Davis. Those nine are Samuel, William, Susannah, Isaac Jacob, Hulda, Jonathan Daniel, Elizabeth Rebecca, Sarah Jane and Michael Davis. 

Today’s posting is on child number 10 – Mary “Polly” Davis, My 3rd Grand Aunt.

Mary "Polly" Davis was born on 25 Jun 1808 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 4 5 6 She was the tenth child of Thomas and Nancy Rivers and their youngest of five daughters.

Mary “Polly” Davis never married. In 1860 and 1880 she was living in the household of her brother Michael Davis and his wife Hulda Rivers Davis.

She died on 20 May 1890 at the age of 81 and was buried at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.7 8 A Memorial has been created for Polly at www.findagrave.com.9

Photo courtesy of  Julious Burr



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1. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 828. Tombstone of "Polly" DAVIS; 25 June 1808–20 May 1890, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
2. 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.
3. 1820 Census of the United States, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 123; Line 22, Thomas Davis Household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M 33_119.
4. 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 239; Line 14,, Household of Tho Davis Senior, Household of Tho Davis Senior; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
5. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 94, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 1/1, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
6. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page 316B, Line 28, Dwelling 129, Family 129, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
7. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of "Polly" DAVIS.
8. Ibid.
9. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Polly Davis; (25 June 1808–20 May 1890); Memorial # 83059333; Record of the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 7 July 2012.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday~39 Years, William A. Purvis Timeline, Final Chapter


In part 1, we learned that the earliest known document found for William A. Purvis was the 1860 census. We saw the birth of his only child, a son and his involvement in a lawsuit with the heirs of Joseph P. Smith. We closed that period of his life with the 1870 census where young William was listed as 6 years old.

In part 2, we saw William and Sarah purchasing land in order to plant crops and make their living as farmers.
  • 60 acres purchased from Joseph P. Smith on 6 Dec 1866  (Land in SC)
  • 60 acres purchased from James L. Edwards on 21 December 1871
  • 30 acres purchased from William P. Brantley on 21 December 1872
  • 25 acres purchased from Mary, Sarah and Martha Gardner on 23 July 1979
In part 3, we saw that Great Great Grandpa and Grandma had a rough time farming and by early 1890 had sold off most of their land. Then tragedy struck and Great Grandma died from cancer in December 1893. Great Grandpa is left along to pick up the pieces. 

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Sometime after Sarah’s death in December 1893 and September 1899, Great Great Grandpa William A. Purvis re-married. Remember the lady – Elizabeth Purvis with daughter, Mary J. Purvis living in the Purvis household1 in 1880; since 1880 she has had another child, Ella Frances and now she and William A. Purvis are living as husband and wife.

The primary document attesting to this scenario is a September 1899 land deed2 - W. A. Purvis and wife Elizabeth Purvis to J. D. Rhyne, Anson Co., NC, Book 33, Page 370. In this land Deed, William is splitting up his last 30 acres of land and selling off 12 acres for a mere fifty-four dollars ($54.00). This piece of land is part of a tract of land purchased by William A. Purvis  back in  the 1870’s.

No husband or prior record has been found for Elizabeth Purvis before her appearance in the William A. Purvis household in 1880. This Land Deed (DB 33:370) is now the second document found that mention Elizabeth or Betsy Purvis. William A. Purvis is still living when he executed this Land Deed on 23 September 1899.

The 1900 census3 for Anson County has Elizabeth and Ella Frances living on the land purchased by William A. Purvis.

Page: 145, Line 20, Dwelling 337, Family 338; Elizabeth PURVIS, age 40, Wd., born Oct 1869 in NC; Ella PURVIS, daughter, age 13, born Dec 1886 in NC.

Elizabeth’s daughter Mary Jane married Charles Franklin Lang back in 1888 and died during childbirth in March 1895. Her baby daughter, Frances  Elizabeth “Effie” Lang survived. 


This is consistent with Betsy reporting that she is a widow with 2 children and one (1) living. The census was enumerated on June 28, 1900; thus, her husband William A. Purvis died between September 23, 1899 and June 28, 1900. No tombstone has been found for William A. Purvis. He died before the initiation of state-wide vital statistics documentation.

On September 30, 1900, Elizabeth “Betsy” Purvis sold the last remaining 18 acres to Jefferson D. Rhine binding 6 acres into a lifetime estate.4 

“Betsy reserve form this land Six acres being the lot upon which is situated her house. She to retain said Six acres for & during the time of her natural life and at her death the said lot of six acres to go with this other land as herein described,"

By 1910, Betsy has abandoned the land is living with her daughter Ella Frances and new son-in-law, Thomas T. Tarlton. Two children are enumerated in the home, their son, Roy and daughter Carrie.5

The Social Security Form for Ella France Tarlton shows her parents as Billie Purvis and Elizabeth Previtte.


Betsy Purvis died 18 October 1926 in Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina and was buried 19 Oct, 1926 in an unmarked grave in the Mizpah Cemetery.6

Mrs. Betsy Purvis
Mrs. Betsy Purvis, aged 90, died Oct. 18th in Great Falls village. The interment was at Mizpah the same day.7  [The Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Richmond County, NC, Thursday, October 21, 1926, Page 6, Column 2 - Deaths]

Elizabeth “Betsy” Previtte Purvis birth date is unknown. In 1880, she was 30 years old, born in NC. In 1900 she gave her birth as Oct 1869, age 40, born in NC.

In 1910, her age is listed as 62 and she was born in NC. Then we have her death certificate where her birth is listed as  abt 1836, age 90. This date was carried over to the Obituary.

No female by the name of Elizabeth Previtte has been found in local county records. She states in 1900 that she had two children – Mary Jane & Ella Frances and one was deceased. Her first child, Mary J. was not born until abt 1873, age 7 in 1880 census. If she was born in 1836 then she was 37 years of age when her first child was born.

The books have been temporarily closed on William A. Purvis. He was twice married; his first wife Sarah Jane Graves and his second, Elizabeth “Betsy” Previtte Purvis. William and Sarah had one child, my great grandfather William James Purvis.  

Elizabeth “Betsy” Purvis had two children. It is not known for certain if these two daughters are the children of William A. Purvis or a close relative. No close relative has been found for William A. Purvis. His parentage has been a “brick wall” to this researcher for the past 37 years.
The parentage of Elizabeth “Betsy” Privette is also unknown. No record of her has been found prior to 1880. 

This “brick wall'” has been very frustrating. If any of you, my followers and readers, would care to take on a challenge I would welcome your time in taking a look at this lineage and see if I have missed anything.





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[1] 1880 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) # 2, Page 350B, Line 36, Dwelling 233, Family 251, Household of William A. Purvis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1976); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 951.
[2] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 33: page 370, W. A. Purvis and wife Elizabeth Purvis to J. D. Rhyne; 23 September 1899, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[3] 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #7, page 145, line 20, dwelling 337, family 338, Household of Elizabeth Purvis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1976); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
[4] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 34: pages 491-492, Betsy Purvis to J. D. Rhyne; 30 September 1900, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[5] 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #6, Page 81A, Line 21, dwelling 170, family 172, Household of Tom TARLTON; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
[6] State of North Carolina, death certificate no. 351, (18 October 1926), Mrs. Betsy Purvis; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
[7] Mrs. Betsy Purvis obituary, The Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Rockingham, Richmond County, NC, 21 October 1926, Page 6, Column 2. Deaths.














Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday~W. T. Brock


William T. “Bill” Brock, was born May 17, 1854 and died July 22, 1913. The only known source of William T. Brock birth and death dates is this tombstone in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.1

32096660_122891645938 - W. T. Brock
Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr


In fact, this tombstone is in conflict with what is known from the 1860 and 1900 Population Census. 2

Hugh Brock Family, 1860, Chesterfield

Then we have the 1900 Population Census3 where William and his family is listed and where his birth is listed as May 1857 and his age is listed as 43.

William Brock, 1900, Chesterfield

William is a son of Hezekiah Brock and his wife Sarah Morris. We can see that in 1860 William was listed as 3 years old and in 1900 he is listed as 43.

Clearly, census evidence suggests that William T. Brock was in fact born in May 1857 and not in May 1854 as indicated on his tombstone.

Compounding events over the past 150 years has resulted in a major gap in records for Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

  • March 1865 – The courthouse and all civil records were destroyed by the Northern Army – Courthouse and records burned. 
  • Chesterfield County newspapers prior to 1900 are very minimal. Almost all county specific newspapers, of that era, have been destroyed. Some news events are recorded in the Charleston, Georgetown and Columbia newspapers of the time period.
  • Tax records for the late 1700 through the early 1900 are not available; if there are I haven’t found them.
  • Most land deeds prior to March 1865 were destroyed during the War. Some were  re-recorded after the Civil War; most were not.
  • William T. Brock died before the mandatory requirement for state wide recording of births and death.
This is a prime example of the difficulty of research in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Major gaps exist in early pre civil war historical records for the County making research in the county very problematic.

As stated previously, William T. Brock was the son of Hezekiah Brock and Sarah “Sallie” Morris, my 2nd great grandparents. Therefore, William T. Brock is my Great Grand Uncle.   











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[1] 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.
[2] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page: 9B/93 (stamped); Line 58, Dwelling 166, Family 171, Household of William T. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 June 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
[3] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for W. T. Brock; (17 May 1854–22 July 1913); Memorial # 32096660; Record of the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 16 June 2013.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Military Monday~War Atrocities


SPECIAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 56.
Thirteen Miles from Cheraw, S. C., March 2, 1865.
I. In accordance with instructions from the major-general commanding the army, directing that for each of our men murdered by the enemy a life of one of the prisoners in our hands should be taken, Major J. C. Marven, provost-marshal, Seventeenth Army Corps, will select from the prisoners in his charge one man and deliver him to Big. General M. F. Force, commanding Third Division, to be shot to death in retaliation for the murder of Private R. M. Woodruff, Company H, Thirtieth Illinois Volunteers, a regularly detailed forager, who was beaten to death by the enemy near Blakeny's Bridge on or about the 1st of March, 1865. [1]

At a New Year 1864 celebration, Private R. M. Woodruff gave the NEW YEAR’S ADDRESS to the Soldier of Sherman’s Grand Army. Where this celebration took place I do not know but a printed copy of a flyer/handout from the event is in the Digital Collections at Duke University and can be viewed here:[2] 
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/songsheets_bsvg601738/

The death of Private R. M. Woodruff by the Southern Military forces resulted in the murder of Private James Madison Miller on 2 March 1865 by the Northern Army. Private Miller, a Methodist Minister, is buried near Pageland in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.[3]

In 1879, General William T. Sherman gave his famous speech to a class of Cadets in Michigan where he stated “War is Hell”.

I wondered if he was reflecting on his actions during the Civil War? 
 
 
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[1] http://ehistory.osu.edu/osu/sources/recordView.cfm?Content=099/0650
[2]  http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/songsheets_bsvg601738/
[3] Find A Grave Memorial# 61996385










Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Obituary~Dr. Alva Brock



Capture-Alva Brock headlines
Charlotte, Oct.  28.-- Alva Brock, formerly a druggist of Columbia and a brother of Mrs. W. W. Coker1 of that city, died in a local hospital here early this morning after a short illness,  and funeral services will be conducted at the late residence here tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in a local cemetery.
Mr. Brock, born in Cheraw April 24, 1889 was educated at the University of South Carolina and the Medical College of the state of South Carolina. He was engaged in the drug business in Columbia for several years before coming here to reside six years ago he leaves his wife, formally Miss Nancy Hutchison of Ninety-Six, S.C., and four children.2

After Dr. Alva passed away, Nancy and the children moved from Charlotte, NC to the Sanford area of Florida. They can be found there in the US Population Census for 1940.3

1940 Censu, Florida, Sanford, Brock, Nancy

Nancy H. BROCK, Female, age 44, born in SC
Mary N. BROCK, Daughter, age 17, born in SC
Alva H. BROCK, Son, age 13, born in SC
Peter H. BROCK, Son, age 13, born in SC
Betty Jo BROCK, Daughter, age 11, born in SC
Bessie C. HUTCHINSON, Mother, age 75, born in SC

Dr. Alva Brock is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.


Alva Brock is my 2nd cousin twice removed.  










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[1] Mrs. W. W. Coker is his sister Maude Isabel Brock.
[2] Alva Brock obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 29 October 1935, page 2.
[3] 1940 U. S. Census, Seminole County, Florida, population schedule, Sanford, Seminole, Florida, enumeration district (ED) 59-6, Page: 5A/131(stamped); Line 25, Household #418/99, Household of Nancy H. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 May 2013); citing NARA publication Roll: T627_617.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Surname Saturday~Michael, Son, Thomas Davis Family

 
This is an ongoing series on the children of Thomas Davis and his wife Nancy Rivers. Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers are my 4th great grandparents.They had 11 known children that lived to adulthood.

This is a summary of the articles on Thomas, Samuel, William, Susannah, Isaac Jacob, Hulda, Jonathan Daniel, Elizabeth Rebecca and Sarah Jane Davis.
Thus far, we have taken a look at 8 of the 11 children of Thomas and Nancy Rivers Davis. Those eight are Samuel, William, Susannah, Isaac Jacob, Hulda, Jonathan Daniel, Elizabeth Rebecca and Sarah Jane Davis.

Today’s posting is on child number 9 – Michael Davis, my 3rd Great Grandfather.

Michael Davis1 was born on 13 Mar 1806 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.2 3 4 5 He appeared in the census in 1840 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.6 He and his family are enumerated in census from 1850 to 1880 for Chesterfield County. 7 8 9 10 Michael died on 26 Apr 1883 at the age of 77 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.11 He was buried in the cemetery at Zoar United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.12 A Memorial has been created for him at www.findagrave.com.13

Michael Davis and Hulda "Huldy" Rivers were married in 1832 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Hulda "Huldy" Rivers, daughter of William Rivers and Elizabeth "Betsy" Rivers, was born on 13 Oct 1816 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.14 15 16 17 18 She died on 4 Jun 1881 at the age of 64 and was buried in in the cemetery at Zoar United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.19 20 A Memorial has been created for Huldy at www.findagrave.com.21

Michael Davis and Hulda Rivers had the following children:

i. William Alfred Davis, born 11 Nov 1834, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Nancy J. Hurst, abt 1864, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 29 May 1888, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

ii. Sarah Ann Davis, born 5 Jun 1838, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William M. Freeman, 1860, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 16 Feb 1910, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

iii. Elizabeth "Bette" Davis, born 1841, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John Washington Previtte, abt 1856, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died Feb 1900, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Elizabeth “Bette” Davis Previtte is my 2nd Great Grandmother.

iv. Thomas Franklin Davis, born 16 Feb 1841, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Rosa Caroline Massey, 1865, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 14 Feb 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

v. Nancy J. Davis, born 25 Jun 1844, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married James Ross, 17 Jul 1870, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 5 Nov 1918, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

vi. Charles Wesley "Charley" Davis, born Jun 1846, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Martha Elizabeth Odom, abt 1864, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died bet 1911 and 1920, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

vii. Elisha Blakely Davis, born 27 Jun 1848, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Mary Jane Eddins, 1874, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 13 Oct 1912, Scotland County, North Carolina.

viii. Jane Davis was born about 1850 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 22


No data found for Jane Davis after 1850 census. Most likely died very young.

ix. Mary Eliza Davis, born 23 Nov 1853, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Doctor Wesley Rivers, abt 1870, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 15 Apr 1917, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
 
 
 
 
 








 
 
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1. 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), pages 125 & 126.
2. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 831. Tombstone of Michael Davis; 13 March 1806–26 April 1883, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
3. 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.
4. 1820 Census of the United States, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 123; Line 22, Thomas Davis Household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M 33_119.
5. 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 239; Line 14,, Household of Tho Davis Senior, Household of Tho Davis Senior; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
6. 1840 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 342; Line 4th from bottom, Household of Michl DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M740_Roll 510.
7. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page 179B, Line 3, Dwelling/Family 1240/1240, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
8. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 94, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 1/1, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
9. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 306B, Line 35, Dwelling/Family #371/371, Household of M[ichael] DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
10. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page 316B, Line 28, Dwelling 129, Family 129, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
11. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Michael Davis.
12. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Michael Davis; (13 September 1806–26 April 1888); Memorial # 83057359; Record of the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 11 August 2011.
13. Ibid.
14. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 4 June 2012; Headstone for Huldah "Huldie" Rivers Davis; Memorial # 83057405.
15. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED No ED, Page 179B, Line 3, Dwelling/Family 1240/1240, Household of Michael DAVIS.
16. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 94, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 1/1, Household of Michael DAVIS.
17. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 306B, Line 35, Dwelling/Family #371/371, Household of M[ichael] DAVIS.
18. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #5, Page 316B, Line 28, Dwelling 129, Family 129, Household of Michael DAVIS.
19. Mark Rivers Family Bible Holy Bible, (New York, New York: n.p., n.d.); Obtained from Mark Rivers - Mary Ann Rivers - Emma Baxley, 8 Zeroxed page from Original Bible. Death, Hulda Rivers Davis.
20. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 4 June 2012; Headstone for Huldah "Huldie" Rivers Davis; Memorial # 83057405.
21. Ibid.
22. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 94, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 1/1, Household of Michael DAVIS.
















































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