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Monday, September 30, 2013

Military Monday~Thomas C. Copeland


IN MEMORY OF
Thomas Charles Copeland
b. 1 June 18791
d. 12 May 19482
bu. Resthaven Memorial Park
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky

Page 1

Service with Company “M” 159th Indiana Infantry3
RECORD OF INDIANA VOLUNTEERS IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR 1898-18994
Company organized at Evansville, Vanderburgh County, on May 29, 1895,  assigned as Company M, 1st Regiment, Indiana National Guard.
 
page 215
Copeland, Thomas C.
Evansville, Indiana
Enrolled -- July 1, 1898
Mustered out --  Nov. 23, '98.
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[1]"World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 September 2013), Thomas Charles Copeland; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, Roll: 1653446; Birth Date: 1 Jun 1879.
[2] State of Kentucky, death no. 9942 (12 May 1948), Thomas C. Copeland; Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky 40621.
[3] http://www.fold3.com/image/308723888/
[4] http://www.memoriallibrary.com/IN/SA/Index/CO.htm


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Obituary Sunday~James C. Copeland


In 1860, James C. Copeland was a young lad, age 9, living in Chesterfield County, South Carolina with his parents Thomas F. Copeland and Sarah Ellen White. James had two brothers and two sisters -  Joseph, Lafate, Ellen and Sarah.

1860 Copeland

Family folklore reports that Thomas F. Copeland, Sarah Ellen and two of the five children died of “pestulence”1 on a steamboat near Louisville, Kentucky in 1864.  This query was posted on-line in August 2003.2

Copeland 2

I have been unable to find Thomas, Sarah Ellen (wife); Ellen (daughter) and Lafate Copeland after the 1860 Census and it’s certain something happen to them. However, this extraction of James C. Copeland obituary shows that Joseph, James , Sarah and Silas T. [born after Census] lived to adulthood.

James C. Copeland Death

COPELAND, JAMES C. [Age] 70, D[eath] 8-7-22, [7 August 1922]
1035 Vine St.
Died at home
@St. Johns Evangelical Ch
Charge of Parsons & Scoville Bldg 915 Main St.
With company 41 yrs.
B. F. Parsons Pres of Co. was at his bed side when he died
He was born in S.C. and came to Evv [Evansville],  53 years ago [1869]
Son – Thomas C. of Chicago
Dau. – Mrs. Anna C. Jacobs of 1035 Vine St.
Bros. – Joseph of McCutchanville
Silas T. of Louisville
Sis. – Sallie Roth of Fern Creek, Ky

The fate of Thomas F. Copeland (Father); Sarah Ellen White Copeland (Mother); Lafate (son) and Ellen (Daughter) Copeland is unknown; though I can only account for the loss of two children, not three.
 
We know that Silas T. Copeland was born in 1862; it’s possible there is another child that I am unaware of, born after the Census enumeration. Until he was, of age, he was in an Orphanage.

Silas's obituary states that he came to Evansville, Indiana fifty-three years ago. That would be in 1869 and James would have been 17 years old.







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[1] a contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating
[2] http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.grainger/1754/mb.ashx
[3] The extracted obituary was found on-line in The Browning Genealogy Database. This database was the lifetime work of Charles Browning and is a compendium of obituaries for Vanderburgh and surrounding counties of Indiana.<http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/>  My thanks to Beth Crowe for providing the hyper-link.












Saturday, September 28, 2013

Surname Saturday~Teal

 
Today’s posting is on the family of my 1st cousin 4 times removed and her husband Benjamin Franklin Teal.

Benjamin Franklin Teal was born on 28 Aug 1822 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.1 2 3 Benjamin served in the military Civil War Service in Company K, 4 South Carolina State Troops.4 He died on 18 Oct 1868 at the age of 46  and was buried in the Teal Family cemetery, in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.5 6 7 A Memorial has been created for Benjamin at www.findagrave.com.8

Benjamin Franklin Teal and Eliza A. Davis were married about 1840 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Eliza A. Davis, daughter of William Davis and Julia Thurman, was born on 6 Jun 1819 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.9 10 11 12 13 Eliza died on 1 Sep 1883 at the age of 64 and was in the Teal family Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.14 15 16

Benjamin Franklin Teal and Eliza A. Davis had the following children:

i. William W. Teal was born on 25 Nov 1843 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.17 18 19 He served in the Civil War with Co. E 21st SC INF CSA.20 He died on 17 Jul 1862 at the age of 18 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.21
ii. David Richard Teal, born 30 Aug 1843, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Nancy J. Davis, abt 1866; married Lucinda Caulder, 1897, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 16 Nov 1918, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. Thomas Benjamin Teal, born 1 Sep 1847, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Julia Elizabeth Davis, abt 1868, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 19 Aug 1912, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Isabella Jane Teal, born 22 Dec 1849, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Isaac Jacob Davis, 20 Nov 1867, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 28 Mar 1893, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Christopher Wesley Teal, born 23 May 1851, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Clarinda G. Graves, 25 Nov 1878, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 27 Dec 1922, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Dr. John Daniel Teal, born 5 Dec 1852, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Sarah Ann Wadsworth, 1872, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 5 Apr 1911, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. Alfred Frank Teal, born 12 Jan 1855, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Sarah Frances Rivers, abt 1883, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 11 Jan 1924, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
viii. George Wesley Teal was born in 1857 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 22
ix. Fanny Teal was born in 1858 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
x. Julia Ella Teal, born 23 Feb 1860, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Drury Lewis Boatwright, abt 1878, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 12 Jun 1931, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
 
 
 
 
 
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1. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 1182. Tombstone of B. F. TEAL; 28 August 1922–18 October 1868, Teal Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
2. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County , South Carolina, Page 178A, Line 13, Dwelling 1220, Family 1220, Household of Benjamin F. TEAL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 9 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 118; Line 14, Dwelling #351, Family #350, Household of B. F. TEAL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 9 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653-1217.
4. National Park Service, "Soldiers" database, Civil War Soldiers & Sailor System (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm : accessed 9 July 2012), entry for Benjamin F. Teal, Private; Co. K, 4th South Carolina State Troops. (6 Months, 1863-4.); Confederate.
5. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of B. F. TEAL.
6. Ibid.
7. 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 222.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image, (http://www.findagrave.com : Accessed on 9 July 2012); Headstone for Benjamin Franklin Teal; (28 August 1822–18 October 1868); Records of the Teal Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
9. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Eliza A. TEAL.
10. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County , South Carolina, Page 178A, Line 13, Dwelling 1220, Family 1220, Household of Benjamin F. TEAL.
11. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 118; Line 14, Dwelling #351, Family #350, Household of B. F. TEAL.
12. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 327B, Line 49, Dwelling 310, Family 310, Household of E. A. [Eliza A. DAVIS] TEAL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 10 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
13. North Carolina, Deed Book: Deed Book 22, pages 356-358, Eliza A. [DAVIS] TEAL to Daniel B. Lisenby, 28 Feb 1883; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
14. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Eliza A. TEAL.
15. Ibid.
16. Davis, The Davis Family (Davies and David) in Wales and America, page 222.
17. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of William W. Teal.
18. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County , South Carolina, Page 178A, Line 13, Dwelling 1220, Family 1220, Household of Benjamin F. TEAL.
19. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 118; Line 14, Dwelling #351, Family #350, Household of B. F. TEAL.
20. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 21 July 2012), entry for W. W. TEAL, Private; Co. E, 21st SCV Infantry; .
21. Ibid.
22. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 118; Line 14, Dwelling #351, Family #350, Household of B. F. TEAL.










































Friday, September 27, 2013

Never Mind the Facts, This is my Family Tree


Isaac Rivers

This is a family tree on Ancestry for which I have deliberately hidden the owner name to avoid embarrassment.

I have pointed out such errors in the past without any resolution so I gave up. I have not contacted the owner of this tree.

I know these lines, they are my family lines, and I have researched them for 37 plus years. Research in Chesterfield County is not easy; but, this owner has deliberately disregarded the original source documents that he/she reference as the source of their data. Thus, the name is this blog reflect those actions.

The first problem here is that Siddy/Siddie Boatwright Rivers, age 65 married Frederick Rivers, age 72, and the 1850 Census cited clearly shows that Frederick is the head of household.

So, why is Isaac Rivers listed as the Husband of Siddie Boatwright Rivers in their tree?

Siddie did marry Frederick Rivers abt 1804. Frederick was born on 3 November 1789 so the birth date listed for Isaac in the tree is the correct birth date for Siddie husband but the husband name is wrong.

Next, If Siddy Boatwright Rivers had a first name it most likely was Sarah and her 1st born daughter was named for her. Frederick and Siddie had a daughter named Sarah that was also called Siddie. The only Laura Boatwright in Chesterfield County was born in 1857.

The tree shows that Isaac and Laura son Frederick was born in 1805. The 1850 census shows that Frederick was age 22 or about 1828.  Frederick and Siddie son Frederick was born in 1828.

Fredrick Rivers, the husband of Siddie Boatwright did die on 31 May 1860. See Find A Grave Memorial# 47259651.

There is no Isaac Rivers married to a Laura in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Citing a Frederick Rivers census for a source of data for an Isaac Rivers doesn't make sense.

1850 Census

A portion of my research on Frederick and Siddie:
 
Frederick F. Rivers was born on 3 Nov 1779 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.1 2 He died on 31 May 1860 at the age of 80 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was buried in the Rivers Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. A Memorial has been created for Frederick at www.findagrave.com. 3

Frederick F. Rivers and Siddie Boatwright were married about 1804 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.4 5 Siddie Boatwright, daughter of Lewis Boatwright and Sarah Lundy, was born in Jan 1786 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 3 Jul 1861 at the age of 75 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She was buried in the Rivers Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Frederick F. Rivers and Siddie Boatwright had the following children:

1. William M. "Billy" Rivers, born 1805, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
2. Sarah "Siddie" Rivers was born in 1808 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
3. David T. Rivers, born 10 Jun 1810, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
4. Lewis Rivers, born 6 Nov 1811, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
5. Eliza Rivers, born abt 1815, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
6. Frederick F. Rivers was born in 1828 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
7. Calvin Rivers, born 9 Jan 1831, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

In closing, I just don't understand what motivates someone to put together such a tree while ignoring the facts in front of them. 




 
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1. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Self-Published, 1995, page 1160. Tombstone of Frederick F. Rivers; 3 November 1779–31 March 1860, Rivers Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
2. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image, (http://www.findagrave.com : Accessed on November 2008); Headstone for Frederick Rivers; (3 November 1779–31 May 1860); Records of the Rivers Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
3. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Self-Published, 1995. Tombstone of Siddie Rivers.
4. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Self-Published, 1995. Tombstone of Frederick F. Rivers.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image, (http://www.findagrave.com : Accessed on November 2008); Headstone for Frederick Rivers; (3 November 1779–31 May 1860); Records of the Rivers Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.



























Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday~E. B. and Mary Davis


Elisha Blakely Davis, a son of Michael Davis and Hulda Rivers was born on 27 Jun 1848 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.He died on 13 Oct 1912 at the age of 64 in Scotland County, North Carolina. He was buried on 13 Oct 1912 in Zoar UMC Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 

Mary Jane "Molly" Eddins, daughter of Joe Eddins and Tilda Ann Tyce, was born on 1 May 1854 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.She died on 14 Mar 1916 at the age of 61 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. She was buried at Zoar UMC Cemetery, on 15 Mar 1916 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.2 3

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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr


Elisha Blakely Davis is my 2nd great grand uncle.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Self-Published, 1995, page 831. Tombstone of E. B. DAVIS; 27 June 1848–13 October 1912, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
2. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Self-Published, 1995, page 831.  Tombstone of Mary J. DAVIS; 1 May 1854–14 March 1916, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
3. State of North Carolina, death no. #360 (14 March 1916), Mary Jane Davis; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
 















Monday, September 23, 2013

Amanuensis Monday~William A. Purvis, 1877, Crop and Chattel Lien


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 a Crop and Chattel Mortgage/Lien between  my 2nd Great Grandfather, William A. Purvis and Marshall & Richardson of Anson County, North Carolina. The mortgage/lien is dated 12 March 1877.

In the mortgage, William A. Purvis is borrowing $100 dollar with a limit of $200.00 to buy supplies for crop production in 1877.
 
William A. Pervis to Marshall & Richardson
12 March 1877
State of North Carolina}
County of Anson } Whereas Marshall & Richardson of Anson County, in the State of North Carolina have agreed to make advances to Wm. A. Pervis of the County of Anson and the State aforesaid for purposes of agriculture during the year A.D. 1877 to the value of one hundred dollars and such further sums as the said Marshall & Richardson may deem necessary to be made not to exceed in all the sum of two hundred dollar; and whereas the said Wm. A. Pervis desires to secure to the said Marshall & Richardson prompt payment for the advances made in accordance with the provisions of the Acts of General Assembly in such cases made and provided ratified on the 1st day of March 1867 and the Act to re-enact and amend the same ratified March 1st 1873, doth by these presents sell, transfer and agree to deliver to the said Marshall & Richardson on the 15th day of Oct. next so much cotton, corn and other products raised by him during the present year as shall be sufficient to pay for the supplies to be furnished as aforesaid, which conveyance and transfer shall create a lien in favor of the said Marshall & Richardson to the extent of the advances made or to be made, upon all the crop the said Wm. A. Pervis may raise during the present year, and for further security the said Wm. A. Pervis bargains and sells to the said Marshall & Richardson the following articles of personal property to wit: one sorrel mare, about 12 years old; one new one-horse wagon; six head of cattle; seven head of hogs; with the understanding that if the said Wm. A. Pervis shall will and truly pay the said Marshall & Richardson for the advances as aforesaid on or before the 15th day of Oct. next the said lien shall be discharged, and the said property shall revert to the said Wm. A. Pervis, otherwise the said Marshall & Richardson shall have power to take unto their possession all of said property and crop on the farm or elsewhere, if removed, and sell the same or so much thereof for cash, as may be necessary to pay for the advances aforesaid attorney's fees, registration and any other expenses incurred in executing this provision, first advertising said sale for ten days at three public places in the county. I the said Wm. A. Pervis do hereby certify that no other lien or mortgage has been given upon said crop or property. If this claim is not paid at maturity to bear interest at the rate of 8 per cent annum from date hereof to the payment. In witness whereof the said Wm. A. Pervis has hereunto set his hand and seal this 12th day of March AD. 1877.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in}                  W. A. Pervis  seal
presence of W.C. Hardison}
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I, John C. McLanhlin, Clerk of the Superior Court of said County do hereby certify that the due execution of the foregoing crop and chattel lien is this day proven before me by the oath and examination of W.C. Hardison the subscribing witness. Let it with this certificate be registered. Witness my hand and seal of office at office in Wadesboro this the 16th day of March A.D. 1877.

                                                                     John C. McLanchlin, CSC

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} March 19th day 1877. Then the foregoing crop and chattel lien from William A. Pervis came into my office and was duly registered.
                                                                           P. J. Coppedge
                                                                           Register of Deeds
 
 
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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Trust Deed Book 8: page 276-278, William A. Pervis to Marshall & Richardson; 12 March 1877, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. Also found on LDS FHL Microfilm #1689064.













Sunday, September 22, 2013

Census Sunday~Jesse Freeman, 1850, Chesterfield County, SC


Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis were married about 1826. Together they had 10 or 11 children; nine children are listed in the 1850 Chesterfield County Census. 

Sarah Jane Davis Freeman is my 3rd great grand aunt. She and her husband Jesse along with the children are listed here in the 1850 Census.1

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1850, Ann E. Freeman,

The family unit consisted of the following children plus two daughters not shown – Sarah Ann and Mary Ann, both of whom were married in 1850 and out of the household. 

1850 Census - Jesse Freeman

Note: Sarah Ann Freeman, Jesse and Sarah Jane’s daughter married John D. Odom. Her tombstone at Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery shows a birth date of 14 July 1827, Thus, the Sarah A. Freeman, age 3, above is most likely a granddaughter of Jesse Freeman, Sr.

It is reported that Jesse Freeman, age 12 above, enlisted into the Civil War and died during the War. As of today, this has not been proven. There are many trees on-line, some with dates for his death. The only problem is that there is NO SOURCE. Some even show that he served in the 21st SCV; again no proof.
Sarah Jane Freeman died sometime after 1870; Jesse Freeman died in July 1881. After, Sarah Jane’s death, Jesse remarried to a Mary LNU. .

When Jesse Freeman died; his daughters Mary Ann Freeman Wadsworth and her husband, Louis H. Wadsworth, Effie Freeman Purvis and her husband, Stephen D. Purvis filed a Bill of Complaint against the surviving heirs. 2

The said Jessie Freeman directed all property to be sold. He failed to appoint an Executor or Executrix. Louis H. Wadsworth and Stephen D. Purvis have been sworn and received their Letters of Administration. The estate, 400 acres of land, was sold and distributed between the heirs.








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[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2] Charles Freeman, "COMPLAINT FOR RELIEF," Chesterfield District Chronicle, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2002, Newsletter , Chesterfield County Genealogical Society (), Pages 21-23.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Surname Saturday~Odom

 
John D. Odom married Sarah Ann Freeman, my 1st cousin 4 times removed. 

John D. Odom was born on 25 Jan 1818 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 4 He died on 13 May 1889 at the age of 71  and was buried in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.5 6

John D. Odom and Sarah Ann Freeman were married about 1856 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Sarah Ann Freeman, is the daughter of Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis. She was born on 14 Jul 1827 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.7 8 9 10 Sarah Ann died on 21 Jun 1882 at the age of 54 in was buried in in the Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.11 12

John D. Odom and Sarah Ann Freeman had the following children:

i. Anna Jane Odom, born 6 May 1857, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sidney Douglas; died 17 Feb 1928, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. William John Odom, born 6 Jan 1862, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Nancy A. Wadsworth; died 3 Jul 1922, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
 
 
 
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1. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 122. Tombstone of John D. Odom; 25 January 1818–13 May 1889, Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
2. 1860 Agriculture Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, agriculture census, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 17; Line: 17, Jno D. ODOM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm AD261 Roll 3.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 283A; Line 15, Dwelling 109, Family 109, Household of J. D. ODOM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
4. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 302B; Line 15,, Dwelling 109, Family 109, Household of John D. ODOM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
5. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of John D. Odom.
6. Ibid.
7. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Sarah A. Odom.
8. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
9. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 283A; Line 15, Dwelling 109, Family 109, Household of J. D. ODOM.
10. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 004, Page 302B; Line 15,, Dwelling 109, Family 109, Household of John D. ODOM.
11. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Sarah A. Odom.
12. Ibid.























Friday, September 20, 2013

Follow Friday: Prisoners of The Revolution


I found this awesome website that may be helpful in your American Revolution research.

The website contains a listing of 8000 prisoners of the British during the American Revolution.

The listing is alphabetical, by surname.

Comments from the Website:

[quote]
“The British used the ships at Wallabout Bay, later the site of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, for naval prisoners on this side of the Atlantic. The prisoners included men captured on American privateers, merchant ships, French, Spanish, and Dutch vessels. After April 1780, the Jersey was the receiving ship where names were entered into records. [emphasis added]

Partial list of Prison and hospital ships in Wallabout Bay: name, capacity, first year of use
Whitby (250) 1776
Kitty and unknown ship (500) 1777 -- burned 1777 and 1778
Unknown ships (500) 1778
Unknown ships (500) 1779
Good Hope (500) 1780 -- burned 1780
Jersey (400) 1780 -- had been used as prison on East River 1779
Falmouth (200) 1780 -- hospital prison ship
Hope (200) 1780 -- hospital prison ship used to transport
List Of 8000 Men Who Were Prisoners On Board The Old Jersey”
[unquote]

Click here to view website:   http://www.usmm.org/revdead.html




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[1] American Merchant Marine at War, www.usmm.org, <http://www.usmm.org/revdead.html>; List compiled by 'The Society Of Old Brooklynites' in 1888.*


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wordless Wednesday~ U.S. Air Force-Happy Birthday


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A tribute to all who have served.
CMSgt. (E-9) Charlie Purvis, USAF Retried







Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday~Catherine Brock Davis


Catherine Brock Davis
b. March 1837
d. July 2, 1917
bu. Old Jacksonville City Cemetery, Florida

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Catherine Brock is the daughter of Squire H. and Rachel Parker Brock. She married William L. Davis on 2 March 1857 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina Their marriage date is also recorded as January 6, 1856.1 2

In 1860 they are living in Chesterfield County, SC; but, in the 1870 Census they are found living in Duval County, Florida. 3 4

Catherine and William had seven children, five sons and two daughters. 

She is buried in the Old Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida.5

My sincere appreciation and thanks goes out to Navy retiree Corey Patterson for taking the time to photograph Catherine grave-site and posting the photo on line. Thanks also for granting me permission to use the photo in my web blog.

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[1] Division of Library & Information Services, "Florida Civil War Pension; Confederate Pension Applications," digital images, floridamemory.com (http://www.floridamemory.com : viewed March 2012), Catherine B. Davis, Application #A03212; citing for service in the Civil War of Her husband William L. Davis; J. C. Coit's Chesterfield Light Artillery.
[2] Ibid.
[3] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 118; Line 15, Dwelling #343, Family #342, Household of Wm. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2007); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[4] 1870 U. S. Census, Duval County, Florida, population schedule, Mandarin, Duval County, Florida, Page 572A, Line 11, Family 470, Dwelling 398, Household of William L. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2007); citing NARA publication Roll: M593_129.
[5] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image, (http://findagrave.com : Accessed on March 2012); Headstone for Catherine B. Davis; (1837–2 July 1917); Records of the Old Jacksonville City Cemetery; Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Amanuensis Monday~1876, Crop and Chattel Mortgage


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 a Crop and Chattel Mortgage between  my 2nd Great Grandfather, William A. Purvis and J. C. Marshall of Land in Anson County, North Carolina. The mortgage is dated 30 June 1876.

In the mortgage, William A. Purvis is borrowing $100 dollar with a limit of $175.00 to buy supplies for crop production in 1876.

In addition to repaying the borrowed money, William A. Purvis has use the following items as collateral for the loan: 
the following articles of personal property to wit: one one horse wagon, new; one sorrel mare about 12 years old with the understanding that if the said W. A. Purvis shall will and truly pay the said J.C. Marshall & Co. for the advances…

W. A. Purvis to J. C. Marshall & Co.                      30 June 1876

State of North Carolina}
County of Anson } Whereas J. C. Marshall & Co. of Anson County in the state of North Carolina have agreed to make advances to W. A. Purvis of the County of Anson & state aforesaid for purpose of agriculture during the year A.D. 1876 to the value of one hundred dollars and such further sums as the said J. C. Marshall & Co. may deem necessary to be made not to exceed in all the sum of one hundred and seventy five dollars and whereas the said W. A. Purvis desires to secure to the said J. C. Marshall & Co. prompt payment for the advances made in accordance with the provisions of the Acts of the General Assembly in such cases made and provided ratified on the 17 day of March 1867 and the Act to re-enact and amend the same ratified March 17, 1873 doth by these presents sell, transfer and agree to deliver to the said J. C. Marshall & Co. on the 15th day of October next so much cotton corn and other products raised by him during the present year as shall be sufficient to pay for the supplies to be furnished as aforesaid which conveyance and transfer shall create a lien in favor of the said J.C. Marshall to the extent of the advances made or to be made upon all the crop the said W. A. Purvis may raise during the present year and for further security the said W. A. Purvis bargains and sells to the said J. C. Marshall & Co. the following articles of personal property to wit: one one horse wagon, new; one sorrel mare about 12 years old with the understanding that if the said W. A. Purvis shall will and truly pay the said J.C. Marshall & Co. for the advances as aforesaid on or before the 25th day of October the said lien shall be discharged and the said property shall revert to the said W. A. Purvis otherwise the said J. C. Marshall & Co. shall have power to take unto their possession all of said property and crop on the farm or elsewhere if removed and sell the same or so much thereof for cash as may be necessary to pay for the advances aforesaid, attorney's fees, registration and any other expenses incurred in executing this provision first advertising said sale for ten days at three public places in the county. I the said W.A. Purvis do certify that no other lien or mortgage has been given upon said crop or property if this claim is not paid at maturity to bear interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from date hereof to the payment. In witnesseth thereof the said W. A. Purvis has hereunto set his hand and seal this 30th day of June 1876.
In presence of
A. C. Benton                                                      W. A. Purvis seal

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} In the Probate Court June 30th 1876. The due execution of the foregoing crop and chattel mortgage is this day proven before me by the oath and examination of A.C. Benton the subscribing witness. Let it with this certificate be registered.
                                                                         John C. McLanchlin
                                                                         Judge of Probate

Anson County June 30th, 1876
This day the foregoing crop and chattel mortgage was duly presented to me for registration and was registered on the 5th in Book 7 page 462 & 463.
                                                                         John Stacey
                                                                         Register of Deeds


This is still consider part of the “Reconstruction Era” in the South. If you are not familiar with the Reconstruction Era you might want to read this article: Reconstruction Era. These were hard times in the South.




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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Trust Deed Book 7: Pages 462-464., W. A. Purvis to J. C. Marshall & Co.; 30 June 1876, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. Also found on LDS FHL Film #1689075.













Sunday, September 15, 2013

Obituary Sunday~ Dr. Jeptha S. Brock Dies


Dr. Jeptha S.Brock, son of Valentine Brock and Bethany Thaney Ginn, died 7 October 1914. Jeptha was born Dec. 15, 1854 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. His grandparents, James L. Brock and Elizabeth Purvis migrated from Chesterfield County, South Carolina through Georgia, Alabama and on to Mississippi and Louisiana about 1820.

Dr. Jeptha married Susan Alvaline Holmes on Dec. 7, 1874 in Brockdale, Louisiana.

Dr. J. S. Brock Obit

Dr. J. S.  Brock, of Warrenton, father of our esteemed physician, Dr. J. L. Brock died on Wednesday afternoon at five o’clock after an illness lasting thru all this year. Interment is to take place in the family burying ground this afternoon at three o’clock.[1] [The Era-Leader, October 08, 1914, Image 3, col 2]

Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Brock, Mr. and Mrs. J. Vol Brock and J. S. Brock, Jr., motored to Warnerton Sunday to see Dr. J. S. Brock who is still lingering in a very critical condition. [The Era-Leader, October 08, 1914, Image 3, col 1]

Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Fortinberry and son Sheldon and Mr. Thompson of Scalon spent several hours here Wednesday as they motored thru to Warnerton to visit their Uncle Dr. J. S. Brock. [The Era-Leader, October 08, 1914, Image 3, col 3]




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[1] "Local Items," The Era-Leader, 15 April 1915, Dr. J. S. Brock; on-line images Chronciling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : viewed, copied 14 September 2013), Historic America Newspapers; Image 3.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Surname Saturday~Rivers-Smith


Columbus Lafayette "Buck" Rivers Sr. was born on 1 Apr 1874 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.1 2 He died on 18 Feb 1911 at the age of 36 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.34 Lafayette was buried in the McCall Cemetery,  Marlboro County, South Carolina.5

Columbus Lafayette "Buck" Rivers, Sr. and Atlanta Nell "Addie" Smith were married on 26 Dec 1902 in Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina.6

Atlanta Nell "Addie" Smith, daughter of William Angus Smith and Julia LNU,  was born on 1 Sep 1886 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.7 8 9 10 She died on 25 Apr 1930 at the age of 43 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.11 She was buried on 27 Apr 1930 at McCall Cemetery in Marlboro County, South Carolina.1213 14

Columbus Lafayette Rivers and Atlanta Nell Smith had the following children:

 i. Rachel Rivers, born abt 1908, Marlboro County, South Carolina; married Marvin Townsend, abt 1925.
 ii. Columbus Lafayette Rivers Jr., born abt 1911, Marlboro County, South Carolina; married Christine Charlotte Reeves.

Columbus Lafayette Rivers was shot and killed by his brother-in-law, William Gary Smith. After Lafayette died, his wife, who is also the sister of William Gary Smith married  Alton John Weatherly. Atlanta Nell “Addie” Smith and Alton John Weatherly had three children from this union.






 
 
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1. Mark Rivers and Caroline Dean Rivers Family Bible Holy Bible, (New York, New York: n.p., n.d.); Obtained from Betty Lee Hefty, 8 Zeroxed page from Original Bible. BIRTH - 1 April 18748 February 1911, Columbia Lafayette "Buck" Rivers Sr..
2. 1880 U S Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Adamsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #104, Page: 359A; Line 39, Dwelling 6, Family 6, Household of Mark Rivers; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 22 July 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1235.
3. Mark Rivers and Carolinae Dean Rivers Family Bible, DEATH - 18 February 1911, Columbia Lafayette "Buck" Rivers Sr.>.
4. Leon Madison Rivers, "Leon M. Rivers Genealogical Collection," genealogical data, 1920's, Box 3, Folder 75, reviewed 14 June 2005, Leon M. Rivers Genealogical Collection; South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, South Carolina.
5. Elizabeth C. Drake, Marlboro County Cemetery Survey; Marlboro County Historical Society, 1984, page 201. Tombstone of C. L. RIVERS; 1 April 1874–18 February 1911, McCall Cemetery, Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
6. Mark Rivers & Caroline Dean Rivers Family Bible Holy BIble, (New York, New York: n.p., n.d.); Obtained from Betty Lee Hefty, 8 Zeroxed page from Original Bible. MARRIAGE, Atlanta Nell Smith & Columbia Lafayette Rivers.
7. 1900 U. S. Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #99, Page 277, Line 1, Dwelling 1, Family 1, Household of William SMITH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 22 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1536.
8. Ibid.
9. 1920 U. S. Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Red Hill, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #130, Page 257B; Line 71, Dwelling 313, Family 315, Household of Alton J. WEATHERLY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 23 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T625, Roll: 1703.
10. 1930 U. S. Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #16, Page 52B; Line 63, Dwelling 103, Family 109, Household of Alton WEATHERLY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 23 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2205.
11. Atlanta S Weatherly, death certificate #006485 (25 April 1930), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
12. Ibid.
13. Elizabeth C. Drake, Marlboro County Cemetery Survey, Marlboro County Historical Society, 1984. Tombstone of Addie Smith Weatherly.
14. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image, (http://www.findagrave.com : Accessed on 23 September 2011); Headstone for Atlanta "Addie" Smith Weatherly; (1 September 1887–25 April 1930); Records of the McCall Cemetery; Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA.






















Friday, September 13, 2013

Quick Comments


The wife and I took a little time off and spent the past 4 days in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Normal posting will resume tomorrow.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Amanuensis Monday~Purchase of 60 Acres


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 a Land Deed for the purchase of 60 acres of Land in Anson County, North Carolina.

Original DEED delivered to Jefferson D. Rhyne for Wm. A. Purvis

James L. Edwards to W.A. Purvis

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} This indenture made this the 21st day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-one between James L. Edwards of the first part and W. A. Purvis of the second part, both of the county of Anson and State of North Carolina. Witnesseth: The said James L. Edwards in and for the consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty seven and 80/100 dollars ($247.80) to him in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath bargained and sold and by these present do bargain, sell and convey to W. A. Purvis a certain tract of land lying being and situate in the county of Anson and State of North Carolina and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the state line 4th comer of R. Gaddy's tract and runs No. 15 W. 38.35 chains to a stake in McGugan's line 3rd comer of the Gaddy tract then No. 88 W. 11.40 chs. (chains) to a stake one pine pointer then south 37.50 chains to a stake in the State line. Then with State line East 21 chains to the beginning containing sixty (60) acres. And the said James L. Edwards doth hereby warrant and defend unto the said W. A. Purvis his heirs Executor and assigns forever, the right and title to the said land together with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging, against myself, my heirs Executors or assigns, and against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof! have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above mentioned.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
in presence of
Jesse Edwards                                     James L. Edwards {Seal}
                                                          By S. J. Edwards Agent
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I Jack C. McLancklin Clerk of Superior Court for said county
of Anson, hereby certify that the due execution of the foregoing deed of Conveyance to W. A. Purvis by James L. Edwards through S.J. Edwards his agent was proven before me this day by the oath and examination of Jesse Edwards the subscribing witness. Let it with this certificate be registered. This September 28th A.D. 1883.
                                                          John C. McLancklin
                                                          Clerk of Superior Court
October 1st 1883 then the foregoing Deed and certificate came into my hands and were duly registered.
CJ. Coppedge
Register of Deeds
 
Great Great Grandpa William A. Purvis purchased these 60 acres from James L. Edwards on December 21, 1871. On September 28, 1883, William A. and Sarah Jane, his wife, sold these 60 acres to Jefferson D. Rhine. At one time, William A. Purvis owned a total of 145 acres of land. By September 1899, it had all been sold off and Jefferson D. Rhine was successfully in acquiring most of the land. Great Great Grandpa Purvis died shortly thereafter. 




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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Land Deed Book 22: Page 531-532, James L. Edwards to W. A. Purvis; 21 December 1871, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. LDS FHL Film #296737.







Sunday, September 8, 2013

Obituary Sunday–Mrs. A. B. Hursey


Miss Timantha “Timmie”  White, daughter of Alfred L. White and Caroline Elisabeth Smith married the Rev. Archibald Boyd Hursey in 1861 according to the 1900 census. 1

Timmie White Hursey died on the 23rd of May 1919 (SC Death Certificate 9524). 2

Timmie White Hursey

Mrs. A. B. Hursey, widow of the late A. B. Hursey, died at the home of her son, Mr. A. W. Hursey, last Thursday night and was buried the following Friday afternoon at the Chesterfield Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J. H. Hildreth.
Mrs. Hursey was about 77 years of age and was the mother of four sons, and three daughters, as follows, A. W. Hursey, John G. Hursey (deceased); Sidney D., and Frank; Mrs. Albert Moore of Pageland, and Mrs. F. W. Weaver and Mrs. Thompson, ??? now live in North Carolina. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of the community. (Note: very light and blurry.)3

The short death notice that was printed in “The State”, Columbia, SC was little different.

Mrs. A. B. Hursey4
Chesterfield, May 25.—Mrs. A. B. Hursey died here Friday morning of pneumonia. She had been ill for several weeks when pneumonia set in. Mrs,. Hursey was 85 years old.

Mrs. A. B. (Timmie White) Hursey was buried in the Chesterfield Cemetery on 23 May 1919.5









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[1] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0021, Page 1A/85(stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 3, Family 3, Household of Archibald B. HURSEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 12 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
[2] Timoutha "Timmie" Hursey, death certificate 003524 (23 May 1919), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[3] James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001, page 41. Tombstone of Mrs. A. B. Hursey; 28 December 1842–23 May 1919, Chesterfield Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[4] Mrs. A. B. Hursey obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 26 May 1919, page 2, col 4.
[5] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 975. Tombstone of Timmie White Hursey; 28 December 1842–22 May 1919, Chesterfield Public Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Surname Saturday~Boatwright-Law

 
Hannibal Osgood Boatwright was born on 14 Jan 1858 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 4 Hannibal died on 12 Aug 1933 at the age of 75 in Marlin, Falls, Texas.5 He was buried on 12 Aug 1933 in Bryan, Brazos, Texas. 6

When Hannibal passed away in August 1933 his obituary was printed in the Chesterfield Advertiser, the local newspaper.  His death was attributed to Bright’s disease – Kidney failure. His parents Thomas and Artimica Wynn Boatwright moved to Georgia about 1859.

H. O. Boatwright, aged 75 years, president of the First National Bank of Bryan, Texas, died at an early hour Saturday morning at a Marlin hospital where he had been under treatment for some time. Mr. Boatwright was a native of Chesterfield, South Carolina, but came to Bryan from Macon, Ga, with his father's family in 1868 and had lived here continuously since. He had been in the banking business for 53 years, and was connected with a number of the city's leading business enterprises. He was senior deacon of the First Baptist church and a teacher in the Sunday school over 50 years. His wife, who survives him, was Miss Leila Law, daughter of the late Dr. F. M. Law, a leading Baptist minister of Texas. He is also survived by two children, S. L. Boatwright and Mrs. Travis Bryan, both of Bryan, and four grandchildren. Mr. Boatwright has many friends and relatives in Chesterfield who will regret to hear of his passing. F. M. Law of Houston, president of the First National Bank of that city, is his brother-in-law, and District Judge W. C. Davis of Bryan is his son-in-law. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church Sunday at PM, conducted by the pastor, D.W.H. Andrew, with interment in the family mausoleum in the city cemetery.7

Hannibal Osgood Boatwright and Sarah Leila Law were married on 30 May 1882. Sarah Leila Law, daughter of Francis Marion Law and Mary Jane Howell, was born on 29 Dec 1862 in Plantersville, Grimes, Texas, United States.8  She died on 14 Jan 1944 at the age of 81 in Bryan, Brazos Co., TX.9

Hannibal Osgood Boatwright and Sarah Leila Law had the following children:

2 i. Esther Boatwright, born 24 Jul 1883, TX; married Wilbur Claude Davis, 9 Jun 1912; died 1927.
3 ii. Stuart Law Boatwright, born 17 Feb 1887; married Vera Brevard Knox; died 12 May 1968.
4 iii. Ruth Boatwright, born 20 Sep 1896; married Travis Bell Bryan; died 19 May 1988, Bryan, Brazos, Texas.
 
Hannibal Osgood Boatwright is the grandson of  Drury Boatwright and Levicia “Vicy” Thurman Boatwright.
 
 
 
 
 
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1. Hannibal Osgood Boatwright, death certificate 36724 (12 August 1933), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Hancock County, Georgia, population schedule, Mayfield, Hancock County, Georgia, Page: 219; Line 16, Dwelling #34, Family #36, Household of T[homas] BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 September 2012); citing NARA publication Roll: M653_126.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, McLennan County, Texas, population schedule, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, Page: 16, Line 38, Dwelling 16, Family 15, Household of Thos. BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1598.
4. 1880 U. S. Census,  Brazos County, Texas, population schedule, Brazos County, Texas;, enumeration district (ED) 017, Page: 255A; Line 15, Dwelling 115, Family 130, Household of Thos. BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 1292.
5. Hannibal Osgood Boatwright, Falls County, Texas death certificate 36724 (12 August 1933).
6. Mr. H. O. BOATWRIGHT obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 31 August 1933, page 1, col. 5.
7. Ibid. 
8. Leila Law Boatwright, Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States death certificate 03262 (14 January 1944).
9. Ibid.
























Thursday, September 5, 2013

Widow Places Claim Against Estate


My 3rd Great Granduncle, Samuel W. Brock, Sr. and his wife Martha had a large family of nine (9) children, seven (7) sons and two (2) daughters.

At the start of the Civil War, six of these boys were of age to be conscripted into the war; only James Paul, born in 1845, their youngest child, was under the age of induction.

Of the six boys eligible, I have records that five served and among those five (5) only one survived the War. Those 5 were:


  • Joel Washington Brock, b. 1829; d. 1 March 1865 1
  • Samuel W. Brock, Jr., b. 1830; d. 30 Nov 1864 2
  • Eli Brock, b. Feb 1836; d. 1905 3
  • Calvin Brock, b. 22 Feb 1832; d. 9 Feb. 1865 4
  • Thomas Brock, b. 1839; d. 17 Oct 1863 5

Among the five brothers listed above only Eli Brock survived the War and returned home. Four of the brothers were single but Samuel was presumed to be married to Ann and had a sons, Thomas C. Brock, b. October 1860 and  Samuel W. Brock, III, born In March 1863. 

I say presumed because marriage licenses for this time period are non-existent, the 1860 census was enumerated on June 26, 1860, at which time Samuel W. Brock was living with his parents. Yet, his first child, Thomas C. Brock, was born in October 1860.  

1860 Chesterfield Census
1860 Census, Chesterfield Co., SC


On May 11, 1864, Samuel W. Brock, Jr. was conscripted into the War. He died of disease on 30 Nov 1864 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Back home in Chesterfield County, SC his estate (#191) was being probated through the Courts. Within the probate file, this document was found.6

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Chesterfield County
Estate of Saml Brock}                          March 16th 1872
To
Ann Brock                                                                  Dr:

To Board of Thomas Brock
And Samuel Brock for 88
Months @$3.00 per Month                                     $264.00


State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County      }
                        Before the Subscribing Officer
Personally appears Ann Brock whom on oath Is Justly indebted to her in the amount of the above account, no part of which has been paid by discount or otherwise.
Sworn to before me}                                                     her   
this 16th March 1872}                                                 Ann X Brock
Edwin F. Mullory {L.S.}}                                               mark    
Notary Public               }



Received of Hugh Craig Judge of Probate seventy five dollars, being on account of the distributive share of Thomas C. Brock and Samuel W. Brock of the of the Estate of Joel W. Brock – March 19th 1873
            E. L. Whittington                                           her
                                                                                 Ann X Brock
                                                                                    Mark



The document is quite interesting, in that, Ann/Anna Brock is billing her late husband’s estate for the care of their children from his death in November 1864 till 1872 or eighty-eight months of care. That’s 7 years and 4 months.

S. W. Brock Death Date
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Very little is known about Ann and her last name has eluded this researcher. In 1860, Samuel W. Brock, Jr. was unmarried living at home with his parents.7 Then, we have the document above from his Civil War Record. Next we find Anna, Thomas and Samuel in the 1880 Census.8

1880 CENSUS: Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Source: FHL Film 1255225, National Archives Film T9-1225,  Enumeration District: 002; Page 287B, Line 29, Dwelling 533, Family 537; Anna BROCK, age 40, b. NC; Thomas BROCK, Son, age 18, b. SC; Samuel BROCK, Son, age 15, b. SC and Robert PRESLAR, Nephew, age 6, b. SC.

In 1900, we find no record of Ann/Anna ; but, Thomas and Samuel were found in the Census.9

1900 CENSUS: Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; Roll: 1523;  Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 1241523; Page: 7A/26(stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 110, Family 110; Samuel W. BROCK, age 37, Single, born March 1863 and his brother Thomas C. BROCK, age 39, Single, born Oct. 1860.

No death certificate, tombstone or obituary has been found for Ann/Anna, Thomas and Samuel. Only one clue exist to her identity, the presence of Robert Preslar, nephew, in the 1880 Census. So far this has been a “dead end”. No record of Robert Preslar after 1880 has been found.  

I’m completely confused as to why Ann/Anna presented a claim against her Husband’s estate for care of their children.

I would love to hear your comments and suggestions concerning this posting.







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[1] Randolph W. Kirkland Jr., Broken Fortunes: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and State in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865 (Columbia, South Carolina: Univ of South Carolina, 1997), page 39.
[2] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 4 September 2013), entry for Samuel W. BROCK, Private; First Artillery; Confederate. <http://www.fold3.com/image/67715845/>
[3] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 25 March 2013), entry for Eli Brock, Private; Co. D, 6th SC Cavalry; Co. I, 1 South Carolina Artillery; Confederate.
[4] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 15 June 2012), entry for Calvin Brock, Private; 8th SCV Infantry; Confederate.
[5] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 15 June 2012), entry for Thomas Brock, Private; Co. D, 21st SCV Infantry; Confederate.
[6] "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 March 2012), microfilm of original images, "Samuel w. Brock, Jr. - Estate Folder #191," Images 852 THRU 869 of 1550.
[7] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 118; Line 32, Dwelling 347, Family 346, Household of Samuel BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed March 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[8] 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[9] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0017, Page: 7A/26(stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 110, Family 110, Household of Samuel W. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 4 September 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.























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