James P. Brock
b. Feb. 29, 1845
d. Feb. 2, 1919
On 2 September 1869 James Paul married Catherine Josephine Smith daughter of Elisha Brown Smith and Delilah M. Wallace.1
To this union was born 9 children; Seven (7) sons and 2 daughters. Their first borne a male infant died at birth. In June 1883, another son, Willie, born in September 1881 passed away. Then in December 1897, their youngest son Dewitt died at age 7. The remaining six (6) children survived to adulthood, married and raised families of their own.
James Paul Brock, age 73, died on 2 February 1919 just short of his 74th birthday. His tombstone and Catherine Josephine Civil War Pension Application are the only two sources for James Paul death date. No South Carolina Death Certificate has been found documenting the death of James Paul Brock. Even though death certificate were required their absences continue to be a prevalent issue for genealogists and family researchers in South Carolina. Nine years after the death of her husband, Catherine Josephine died on 19 March 1928. 2
James Paul Brock is buried in the Brock Cemetery.3
James Paul Brock is my 1st cousin 4 times removed.
 "Confederate Pension Applications," SC Department of Archives and History, SC Archives Database (http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/search.aspx : viewed 30 March 2009), Confederate Pension Applications, Catherine J. Brock, "S126088: BROCK, CATHERINE J. OF CHERAW, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY APPLICATION FOR PENSION FOR SERVICE OF JAMES P. BROCK IN COMPANY I, FIRST S.C. ARTILLERY.," S12608802441a & S12608802441b.
 Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image, (http://www.findagrave.com : Accessed on 3 August 2011); Headstone for James P. Brock; (Feb. 29, 1845-Feb. 2, 1919); Records of the Brock Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.