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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.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Surname Saturday~Teal-Davis


 
Benjamin Franklin Teal was born on 28 Aug 1822 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.1 2 3  He was a son of William Teal and Isabella McRae.

Benjamin served during the Civil War with Company: K, 4 South Carolina State Troops. (6 Months, 1863-4.) 4

He died on 18 Oct 1868 at the age of 46 and was buried in the Teal family Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.5 6  7 8

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

Eliza A. Davis, was a daughter of William Davis and Julia Thurman. She was born on 6 Jun 1819 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.9 10 11

Eliza died on 1 Sep 1883 at the age of 64 and was buried in The Teal family cemetery. 12 13 14


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.15 16 17 He served during the Civil War with Co. E 21st SC INF CSA.18 He died on 17 Jul 1862 at the age of 18 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.19
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.20
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.

Benjamin Franklin Teal married my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.








 
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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, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 July 2012); Memorial page for Benjamin Franklin Teal; (28 August 1822–18 October 1868); Find a Grave memorial # 28986987, Citing 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. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Eliza A. TEAL.
13. Ibid.
14. Davis, The Davis Family (Davies and David) in Wales and America, page 222.
15. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of William W. Teal.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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; .
19. Ibid.
20. 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, May 30, 2014

Estate Folder #160~Charlotte Hurst Davis

The post civil war estate files for Chesterfield County can be accessed on FamilySearch.org, a website owned and maintained by the Latter Day Saints.

In this posting I will share two of the 64 images that are part of Probate File # 160 – Charlotte Hurst Davis, wife of John Calvin Davis.  

160-Charlotte Hurst davis

State of South Carolina} Petition for Letters
County of Chesterfield} of Administration
To D. M. Barentine Judge of probate for Chesterfield County
The undersigned respectfully shows to the Court that
1st That Charlotte Davis late of the County of Chesterfield died in Darlington county on the 2nd day of June 1888 leaving an Estate both real and personal in the county of Chesterfield
The personal estate of which amounts to about one thousand dollars
2nd That letter of Administration has not been granted to anyone and there
3rd That your petitioner is the Son of Said Charlotte Davis
4th That your petitioner prays that letters of Administrations may issue to him in order that said estate may be settled according to law and you petitioner will ever pray &c
                                                                                 J. W. Davis

Charlotte Hurst Heirs List

State of S. C.                                                         June 9th 1888
Know all men by these Presents that We the under signed Heirs of the Estate of the late Charlotte Davis Deceased have appointed J. W. Davis to take charge of and settle up the aforesaid Estate of Charlotte Davis
W. R. Davis }
E. A. Stuckey }
M. E. Wadsworth }
S. E. Ellis }
H. P. Davis }
N. J. Teal }
Julia Ann X (her mark) Boatwright}      C. L. Laudie, Witness
J. J. Davis}

John Calvin and Charlotte Hurst Davis had twelve (12) children yet only 9 of those 12 are named within the documents above.

Two sons, Thomas P. Davis, James A. Davis and her husband John Calvin Davis all died prior to Charlotte’s death. Not listed above is John Wesley Davis, but as administrator, he is definitely present.

Not mentioned on the heirs list above is daughter Mary Ann Davis and I am not sure why she is not mentioned.

The nine named above are:
William Reynolds Davis
Eliza Ann Stuckey
Margaret Emaline Wadsworth
Sarah E. Ellis
Henry Perkins Davis
Nancy Janet Teal
Julia Ann X (her mark) Boatwright
Isaac Jacob Davis
John Wesley Davis, Administrator

Charlotte’s estate file consist of 64 images starting with Image 218 and ending with Image 282. The file is on line at FamilySearch.org (FREE) and can be accessed by clicking on – Charlotte’s Estate File





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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19384-34389-18?cc=1911928&wc=MPPR-VZ9:190567401,190561002,190567402,190708501 : accessed 29 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0153-0227 > image 219 of 1550.
[2] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19384-33685-7?cc=1911928&wc=MPPR-VZ9:190567401,190561002,190567402,190708501 : accessed 29 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0153-0227 > image 229 of 1550.







































Thursday, May 29, 2014

Widow’s Pension~Sarah Ellen White Lee

 
Alabama Confederate Pension Application – Ellen Lee

32719_237212-00304-1

Transcription of above page:

WIDOWS BLANK FOR RECLASSIFICATION UNDER SECTION 11, AS AMENDED BY ACTS OF LEGISDLATURE APPROVED OCTOBER 5TH, 1920.
_______________________________________________________________
STATE OF ALABAMA}
Winston COUNTY}
Give your full name …….Ellen Lee……………………………
Your present, permanent, completer post office address….Haleyville, Ala. 45………….
What is your number on pension roll?........Do Not Know………………
With whom are you now living?.......with my son, Homer Lee………….
Where were you born? Place……Chesterfield….County….State….SC..
When were you born? Month….July……Day…16…Year……1852…..
State name of your father…..Richmond White…………..
If living, his present address…..dead…..
If dead, when and where he died…..about the year 1867…….SC……
What was the name of your husband?........Samuel Lee……..
When and where did you marry him?..........S.C………
When and where did he die?.......In the state of Alabama……….
Were you living with him one year prior to his death?.......yes……..
Were you ever divorced from him...no… If so, when and where?.............
Have you been married more than once?...yes…. If so, name of husband and date and place of marriage…….W. H. WhiteDo not know place of marriage, I have forgotten it…….
Have you been on the pension roll of any other county in the Sate at any time?...No… If so, state in what counties and the years of your residence there, County………………………….
year…………. County………… year…………… County………………..
year…………….………Have you ever drawn a pension in another state?..........No…..… If so, give the
State…………………………………….County……………………………, and years………………………………………….
Are you now receiving a pension from any other state?.......No…. If so, give the name of State
…………………………………………………………….. Did you ever apply for a pension in this State and had your application rejected?.....No…. If so, give year ……………… and reason for rejection……………………………………
Have your name ever been dropped from the pension roll?.......No…… If so, state in what county you were then drawing and the reason given………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Have you ever lived in any other states?.......yes…. If so, give name of states………….S.C…………………..
Counties…..Chesterfield………………………..

This is one page of 18 pages beginning with Image 299 thru Images 315. The above image is Image #301. The file can be accessed by clicking on this hyperlink - http://goo.gl/UBaa1z

Sarah Ellen White was born 16 July 1867, a daughter of Richmond White and his wife Ann Parsons. Ann was the sister of my 2nd Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Parsons Sellers.  

She married 1st, W. H. White and had one son, Thomas Anson White born 17 Oct 1882. She then married Samuel William Lee about 1888. They had two children; one son and one daughter. Shortly after their marriage, Samuel and Sarah Ellen moved to Alabama. 

The pension file provided a lot of information on this couple but there was no marriage date  for Ellen and Samuel that I could find. The file did indicate that they married in SC and migrated to Alabama in 1888. They own their house and a 35 acre farm.  The entire file can be accessed here if you are a member of Ancestry.com - http://goo.gl/UBaa1z

Sarah Ellen White Lee is my 1st cousin 3 times removed.






 
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[1] Alabama Department of Archives and History; Montgomery, Alabama; Confederate Pension Applications, 1880-1940; Collection #: Microfilm in the Research Room; Roll Description: Lee, L. G. - Leven, H. B.; Ancestry. com - http://goo.gl/UBaa1z - Images 299 thru Images 315



























Wednesday, May 28, 2014

52 Ancestors: #22, Charles Wesley Davis

 
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Amy Johnson Crow of No Story To Small has started a challenge of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.
From her blog “The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.”

The focus of My blog posting today is Charles Wesley "Charley" Davis, my 2nd Great Grand Uncle.


Charles Wesley "Charley" Davis was born in Jun 1846 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8He was the son of Michael Davis and Hulda Rivers.

He married Martha Elizabeth Odom, daughter of Samuel Odom and Lucy about 1864.9 10 11 12 13 
Charles and Martha are listed in the 1870 and 1880 Census.

Martha Davis died before 1900; Charley died between 1910 and 1920. No tombstone or obituary has been found for either Charley or Martha.

Charles Wesley Davis and Martha Elizabeth Odom had the following children:
i. Bessie Davis was born (date unknown).
ii. Rosa Davis was born (date unknown).
iii. Lucy Grace Davis, born 19 Dec 1865, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Charles Ellerbe Brock, abt 1892, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 17 Nov 1964, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. S. Davis was born in 1867 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She died before 1880. 
v. Nancy Jane Davis, born 2 Aug 1869, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Pleasant Elmore Brock, 1888; died 7 May 1954, Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina.
vi. Elisha Theodore Davis, born 24 Mar 1872, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Nancy Jane Rivers, 1900, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 25 Jan 1958, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. Susannah "Anna" Davis, born 15 Apr 1875, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John Davis Boatwright, 1 Aug 1892, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 19 Jan 1940, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
viii. Malcolm Frederick Davis, born May 1876, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Nettie Jessie Hammonds, 1903; died 23 Apr 1946, Hartsville, Darlington, South Carolina.
ix. Samuel J. Davis was born in Apr 1878 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.14 15 16 He died about 1903 at the age of 25.
x. Mary Eliza Davis, born 2 Jul 1880, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Dock Franklin Gibson, 1898, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 20 Sep 1958, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 17 18
xi. Minnie Frances Davis, born 13 Sep 1882, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Elisha Brown Smith, abt 1903, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 3 Feb 1953, Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina. 
xii. May Davis was born (date unknown).

No period newspaper and no tombstones leaves a lot of unanswered questions.



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1. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #21, Page 99B; Line 54, Dwelling 275, Family 281, Household of Charles W. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 290A, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 41/41, Household of C. W. [Charles Wesley] DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
5. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page 316B; Line 30, Dwelling 128, family 128, Household of C. W. DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
6. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 99B; Line 54, Dwelling 275, Family 281, Household of Charles W. DAVIS.
7. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0037, Page 146A, Line 17, Dwelling 349; Family 349, Household of Elisha DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
8. Harry Alexander Davis, The Davis family (Davies and David) in Wales and America :: genealogy of Morgan David of Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.: Lancaster Press Inc, 1927; reprint, Lancaster, PA: n.p., n.d.), 229.
9. 1850 U. S. Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Marlboro County, South Carolina, Page: 150B & 151A, Line 39, Dwelling 422, Family 422, Household of Samuel ODOM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 856.
10. Ibid.
11. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, mortality schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page 117, Line 22, Household #0336/335, Household of Samuel ODOM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 16 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm MRT573_2197.
12. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 290A, Line 1, Dwelling/Family 41/41, Household of C. W. [Charles Wesley] DAVIS.
13. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #5, Page 316B; Line 30, Dwelling 128, family 128, Household of C. W. DAVIS.
16. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED #21, Page 99B; Line 54, Dwelling 275, Family 281, Household of Charles W. DAVIS.
17. Ibid. 
18. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0025, Page 134B/3B; Line 56, Dwelling 48, Family 48, Household of Doctor F. GIBSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 7 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.

































Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Honor Roll Addendum


While doing the “Honor Roll” posting for yesterday’s blog post I compared the names on the Chesterfield War Memorial with those listed on National Archive and records Administration (NARA).  

The following personnel are listed on NARA’s “World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel” from Chesterfield County, South Carolina; but are missing from the memorial.


http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/south-carolina.html

BLAKENEY, LUTHER L. 2nd LT. DNB
CHEWNING, FRED PRIVATE DNB
DUNCAN, WILLIAM M. PRIVATE DNB
EVANS, SAMUEL B. MAJOR DNB
MORTON, LEWIS S., JR. CAPTAIN KIA
JOHNSON, JAMES C. PRIVATE KIA
KIRBY, MASON TEC5 DNB
MARZE, RANZY PRIVATE DNB
TEAL, FRANKLIN E. PRIVATE KIA
WILLIAMSON, JOHN F., SR. PRIVATE DNB
WOODWARD, JAMES A. PRIVATE DNB

*DNB = DECEASED, NON-BATTLE
*KIA = KILLED IN ACTION


 
IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED FOR OUR FREEDOM






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[1] http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/south-carolina.html



Monday, May 26, 2014

Honor Roll Project-Chesterfield County, SC War Memorial

Heather Rojo of Nutfield Genealogy has issued a challenge for Blogger to participate in her Honor Roll project this Memorial Day. All submission will be added to her Honor Wall Project. This ongoing effort will ensure that your veteran's name will be  available to  internet search engines .

Having served 23+ years in the Air Force with two tours in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War it is my honor to add the Chesterfield County, SC  War Memorial to the Honor Roll Project. The Memorial is in remembrance of those who gave their lives for our freedom.
 
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Left Panel
WORLD WAR I

JASPER PAUL BITTLE WILLIE T. HAMMOND
CLAYTON JACKSON JAMES J. LANE
DAVID MCQUEEN CALVIN McRAE
BUD MILLER JOHN MOORE
KEITH MUNGO WALTER PEGUEAS
HENRY PERRY HARVEY POE
ROBERT BROCK WILLIAM BROCK USA
WILLIAM CAULDER ELBERT B. COWARD
FREDERICK O. GASKINS HENRY T. GRANT USA
HOYT H. GRANT LENSON C. GRAVES USA
HARRISON H. HATFIELD THOMAS HORNE
JOHN E. HORTON JAMES POWE
JOHN LEE RALLINGS JAMES C. RATLIFF
CLYDE R. DAVIS FRANK BUTLER SANDERS
JESSIE E. SMITH ZEB V. SMITH
RUFUS L. SOWELL LENARD STEEN
GEORGE W. STREATOR JOSEPH F. WILKS
COLON L. WILLIAMS RICHARD WILLIAMS USA
THOMPSON WILLIAMS LEE P. MOORE USA
THOMAS J. BUNDY USA WALTER McINTOSH USN
WILLIAM A. MULLOY USA DANIEL O. SPENCER USA
HUBERT P. THERRELL USA BENJAMIN NEWTON RALEY USN
KESLER SHORT USA

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Center Panel
WORD WAR II

EUGENE CRAWFORD USA PAUL MIDDLETON USA
WILLIAM MIDDLETON USMC THOMAS C. RIVERS USA
TOM TROTTI USMC OSCAR “O. T.” DAVIDSON USA
MARION E. FUNDERBURK USAF RACE C. GAINEY USA
JAMES F. HARPER USA JOSEPH C. HOFFMAN USA
JAMES A. JACOBS USA J. GRAHAM JOHNSON USA
ROBERT L. JORDAN USA W. JAMES LANGSTON USA
RANDOLPH B. LEE, JR. USAF WALTER H. MACKEY USA
D. P. McLAURIN USA WILLIAM P. MERRIMAN
TROY C. LISENBY USAF RALPH H. PAGE USAF
LACY PATE USA THOMAS “T. C.“ RIVERS  USA
WILLIAM P. ROGERS USA DEWITT C. TALLEY USN
A. T. THOMPSON, JR. USA DONAL J. BAKER USA
OTIS HAWKINS USA BENNIE A. EASON USA
CASTON E. GRIGGS USA JULIOUS S. McGREGOR USA
MARTUS G. DOUGLAS USA ELDRED H. BURCH USA
THOMAS WILSON MORGAN USA JAMES L. RAFFALDT USA
WILLIAM J. WEEKS USN RAMSEY E. MEYERS USA
JOHN SAMUEL SOWELL USN JOHN DAVID SELLERS USN
SHELDON W. CHAVIS USN EDWARD A. PATE USA
HARRY R. PATE USA LILIIAD R. BURCH USN
WADE RODGERS USA B. K. KIRKLEY USN
HAROLD L. SEEGARS USN ERNEST R. PLYLER USA
CLEATUS L. SIMS USA JAMES R. ROLLINGS USA
HOWARD BOONE USA FRED J. KIRKLEY USA
HAROLD P. DUBOSE USA JULIAN O. BELK USA
ARTHUR J. ALLEN USA THOMAS F. BAKER USA
WILLIE BLACKMON USN L. C. J. BONE USN
LEO F. BURR USA WADE M. CASSIDY USMC
RALPH C. DEASON USA E. LEROY STEPHENSON USA
L. GILBERT KING USA WILLIAM H. DIXON USA
ROBERT MERVIN USA JAMES HARRISON USA
WILLIAM H. HIERS USA LLOYD E. HORNE USA
LEWIS S. HORTON USN JOHN P. JOHNSON USN
TITUS LANEY USA JOHN J. LITTLE USA
WILLIAM L. MOORE USA BURRELL F. NEWMANN USAF
JAMES F. PARNELL USA DALLAS M. SCOGGINS USA
L. C. SHERRIN, JR. USN OSCAR R. SMOTHERS USN
J. ELOTT STOKES USMC JOHN T. WALLACE USA
HENRY W. WILKERSON USA ERNEST BOWDEN USA
LENSON WALLACE USA

MAY WE NEVER FORGET
THEIR DEATH BE NOT IN VAIN
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Right Panel
KOREA

WILLIE THOMAS USA *NOAH ODELL KNIGHT USA
LEROY O. SELLERS USA ROBERT E. McLEOD USA
JACK MORRIS USN BILLY SEALS USMC
LUCIOUS E. RIVERS USA VEREEN PURDUE
WILLIAM P. SELLERS

VIETNAM
JOHN P. MOORE USA JIMMY E. BOAN USA
EARNEST RAY DAVIS USA GORDON S. HUGGINS USA
BOYCE A. McDOUGALD USA WILEY B. MOSS USA
WILLIE J. TATE USA CHARLES WILKES USA
THOMAS C. BREWER USA EUGENE WALTERS USA
CORDIE LEE DIXON USA JOHN ROLAND McKAY, JR. USA
JAMES PERRY DEAN USMC JACK N. LOUALLEN USA
THOMAS W. PUSSER USA CHARLES L. McMAHAN USAF
LARRY E. WATSON USA MELVIN J. BLAKENEY USAF
MORRIS E. JOHNSON USN ALBERT FUNDERBURK USA
JOHN H. SNIPES USA



POST VIETNAM

SAMMY D. BITTLE USA


KELLY S. KEITH USMC
JASON C. HICKS USAF

*CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR





 
…THESE DEAD HAVE NOT DIED IN VAIN
Abraham Lincoln











Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday’s Obituary~J. R. New


James Robert New
b. 10 Dec 1875
d. 20 May 1933


J. R. New, age 57 years, died at his home here Saturday night at 9 o'clock following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Pageland Presbyterian Church, his pastor, the Rev. I. N. Clegg, officiating, assisted by a former pastor, the Rev. J. A. McIntyre of Chesterfield. Interment was in the Pageland Baptist Church cemetery. Mr. New was born in Meridian, Mississippi, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. New, who later moved to Jackson Springs, North Carolina. Mr. New came to this county in 1908, when Pageland was just beginning as a town. For a number of years he was connected with the lumber business in this and other sections of the county and state, and served during part of the 1932 Pageland Police Force, being given a leave of absence in November because of poor health. He was well known and liked all over the county and was a man of straightforward and honest character. Mr. New is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. J. W. McLaughlin of Jefferson, and Miss Atley New of Atlanta, Georgia; four sisters, Mrs. M.H. Dawkins, Darlington; Mrs. Edd McDonald, Kannapolis, North Carolina; Mrs. R.L. Hinson, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mrs. Ben Gathings of Morven, North Carolina. The floral tributes were many and beautiful and a large crowd of friends gathered to pay their last tribute to the deceased. 1


James Robert New was the son of Rev. James Columbus New and Francis Jane “Fannie” Yates. His Father, Rev. James Columbus was a Methodist Minister.

James Robert New is my wife’s Great Grand Uncle.

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[1] James C. Pigg, Death Notices from The Pageland Journal: Chesterfield County, South Carolina (1910-1935) (Tega Cay, SC 29715: Self-published, 1996), page 71.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Surname Saturday~Toler


I challenge you, my readers, to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of something cold, sit down at the computer and take on this challenge – Find Joel S. Toler and his new bride Catherine  in the 1870’s census. 

Joel S. Toler is the most mysterious individual that I have in my database. He married my Great Grand Aunt, Alice Catherine “Katie” Johns on 30 September 1869 in Bullock County, Alabama. 1

Joel S. Toler & Catherine Johns (2013_10_08 03_16_03 UTC)

I think that Joel severed in the Civil War. I have so little information that I cannot tell if this is the Joel S. Toler or someone else. Regardless, his entire record on Fold3 consists of two pages, an Index page and this page.2  

Page 2

This document indicates that the above J. S. Toler served as a Private in Company A of the 29th Regiment, Alabama. 3

The document also indicates that J. S. Toler name appeared on a “ROLL OF PRISONERS OF WAR” of men employed in the Commissary Dept., meridian, Miss., Confederate States Army, commanded by Maj. A. E. Love, C. S., surrender at Citronelle, Ala., by Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor, C. S. A., to Maj. Gen. E. R. Canby, U. S. A., May 4, 1865, and paroled at Meridian, Miss., May 12, 1865.
Roll dated Meridian, Miss., May 12, 1865

Joel wife Catherine was named within a Chesterfield County, SC Land Deed on 3 December 1866 (Deed Book 6, page 177 and Deed Book 5, page 598).  Ironically, Alice Catherine in December 1866 signed these deeds as A. C.  Toler.

Land DeedDB5-598 

There are some TOLERS in Randolph County, Alabama; it’s a few miles north of Russell and Bullock County where Joel and Catherine and her parents were known to be.  All three counties are in eastern Alabama or on the border with Georgia.

Joel and Alice Catherine Johns Toler had two Children:
  • Mary Toler, b. 2 June 1871; d. 12 May 1955, Marlboro County, SC.
  • William Shadrac Toler, b.  5 Apr 1974; d.  19 June 1955, Chesterfield Co., SC
In the 1860 census Alice Catherine parents are in Russell County, Alabama.4 In Dec 1866 Land Deed, they (Johns family) are shown living in Washington County, Florida. In 1880, Shadrach Johns can be found in the 1880 census with his youngest son, Joseph Henry, and these two Grandchildren. Shadrach is 80 years old.5 




 
Toler, 1880

Joel and Alice have not been found in any census. I have no birth date for Joel. There is an Alabama death date for a J. S. Toler of 29 January 1916 in Covington. I’m trying to obtain a copy of this death certificate.








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[1] Bullock County, Alabama, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950, , Marriage of Joel S. Toler & Alice Catherine Johns, 30 September 1869; image, Latter Day Saints, Family Search (http://www.FamilySearch.com : viewed, download 23 May 2014).
[2] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 29 May 2014), entry for J. S. Toler, Private; Company A, Alabama 29th Infantry Regiment.; Confederate.
[3] Ibid.
[4] 1860 U. S. Census, Russell County, Alabama, population schedule, Seals Station, Russell County, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) No ED, page 893, Line 7, dwelling 238, family 227, Household of Shadrick Johns; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_22.
[5] 1880 U. S. Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #108, page 460A, Line 22, Dwelling # 43, Family #43, Household of Shade JOHN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9_1235.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thriller Thursday~Vanished

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Rolin R. Sellers Civil War

I CERTIFY,1 That the within named Rolin R. Sellers a member of Captain J. C. McLanchlin’s Company (K) of the 26th Regiment of N.C. Troops, born in Chesterfield, in the State of South Carolina, aged 37 years, 5 feet, 7 inches high, dark complexion, dark eyes, black hair, and by occupation a Farmer was enlisted by J. C. Caraway at Wadesboro on the 1st day of July 1861, to serve one years, and is now entitled to discharge by reason of age – he being over 35 years, his Company numbering 126 men.
 
The said Rolin R. Sellers was last paid by Major Bekman to include the twenty eight day of February 1862, and has pay due from that date to the present date.

There is due him ----------------Dollars traveling allowance from Kingston, N. C. the place of discharge, to Wadesboro, N.C., the place of enlistment, transportation not being furnished in kind.
There is due him ______________________.
He is indebted to the Confederate States __________________________ Dollars on account of __________________.
Given in duplicate at Kingston, N. C., this fifth day of June 1862.
J. C. McLanchlin, Capt.
Commanding Company
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For pay from 1st of March 1862, to 5th of June 1862, being 3 months and 5 days, at Eleven Dollars per Month. --$34.83
For pay for traveling from Trollingers Station, N. C. & R. R. , to Wadesboro, being 40 miles, at ten cents per mile; it being impossible to furnish transportation not being on any Rail Road ----- $4.00
Amount …………………………………………………………… .. $38.83
Deduct for clothing overdrawn----------------------------------------------00.00
Balance paid………………………………………………………… $38.83
Received of ……………………………………..C. S. Army, this fifth day of June 1862, thirty eight Dollars and 83 Cents, in full of the above account.
(Signed duplicates.)                          Rolin R. Sellers
Witness: J. C. McLanchlin
 
Rolin R. Sellers was born about 1825 to Roland Sellers and Margaret Eddins.

About 1848, Rolin married Sarah Pratt daughter of Samuel Pratt and Corinda Teal. His first born a son they called William was born about 1849; daughter Sarah was born in 1851. On 6 October 1854, at the age of 29, he was appointed Postmaster for the town of Morven, Anson County, North Carolina. 2 3
 
The family is enumerated in the 1860 census for Morven, Anson County, NC. Their son, William is missing which may be an indication that he has passed away. However, a new daughter, Sarah has been added to the family. 4 
 
1860 Rolin R. Sellers
1860 Anson Co., NC







With the advent of the Civil War in January 1861, Rolin R. Sellers like many young men his age eagerly joined up for the cause. Rolin enlisted at Wadesboro, NC on July 1st, 1861 for one (1) year.  At the end of that year, Rolin accepted his discharge at Trollinger;’s Station, NC (near Burlington, NC) and vanished.  5 6

Reports back home in Chesterfield was that Rolin R. Sellers enlisted into the war but never came home.

The 1870 listing of Sarah and her daughter Elizabeth is another indication that the man of the house is missing. 7


1870 Census-Sarah Pratt Sellers
1870 Census, Anson Co., NC

My long-time friend and fellow researcher Marie Wiggins, who passed away in 2001, had this to say about Rolin R. Sellers.

‘Rollen R. Sellers and wife, Sarah, lived in the Morven Township of Anson County, NC, and were listed in the 1850 and 1860 census. In 1850 they were listed with one child. Rollen enlisted in one of Anson County Regiments during the War Between the States. He was discharged from this unit after being wounded and later walked to Brunswick County, NC and enlisted with another group of Ansonians called 'The Okay Boys.' He did not return from the war, and we can only assume he was killed in the Battle of Fort Johnson or died in a prison.' Marie Wiggins.

Another trip to Fold3 website resulted no evidence if Rolin’s presence in the 31st Regt. N.C. Troops (the "O.K. Boys"). However, I did find him in the 3rd Artillery (40th State Troops). He enlisted into this outfit on 14 Aug 1863 at Fort Branch by Capt. Holland for the duration of the War. 8

Neither record, the 26th or the 3rd shows him suffering wounds in any way during the war nor is there any indication that he was captured and made a prisoner of war.

A search of his Civil war record on Fold3 and an exhaustive search of available resources on–line has revealed no additional evidence on the disappearance of Rolin R. Sellers. Did he accept the $38.83 at the time of his discharge, decide to abandon his family – Wife and daughter – back in Chesterfield, South Carolina and leave for parts unknown?

I have not been able to find any of the 4 individual in this family past 1870 Census. There is unsourced information on-line that Sarah Pratt died 1871 and 1882 and that Rolin R. Sellers died 11 August 1914. None of these dates are sourced and none of them can be confirmed.

If you have any information on Rolin R. Sellers I would like to hear from you.


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Varies spelling of Rolin, Rollin, Rolen, Rollen, Roland, Rowland, 
[1] http://www.fold3.com/image/20/44698505/
[2] 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 172B; Line 12, Dwelling 203, Family 203, Household of Rolen SELLERS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 March 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.
[3] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), "Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-Sept. 30, 1971," Microfilm Roll #: 92; Archive Publication #: M841, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 May 2014), Appointments of U. S. Postmasters,Morven, Anson, North Carolina; National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Rolen R Sellers appointed 6 October 1854.
[4] 1860 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lilesville, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 299A(stamped); Line 36, Dwelling 1217, Family 1167, Household of Rowland SELLARS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 May 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 887.
[5] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 19 May 2014), entry for Rolen R. SELLERS, Private; Company "K", 26th NC Regiment; Confederate.
[6] Ancestry,Military Service Records, database entry for Rolen R. SELLERS, Private; 3rd Artillery, (40th State Troops); Confederate.
[7] 1870 U S Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 395B (stamped); Line 15, Dwelling 83, Family 83, Household of S. [Sarah] SELLARS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 May 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1122.
[8] Ancestry,Military Service Records, database entry for Rolen R. SELLERS, Private; Co. "C", 3rd Artillery (40th State Troops); Confederate.

























Wednesday, May 21, 2014

52 Ancestors: #21, Thomas Davis


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Amy Johnson Crow of No Story To Small has started a challenge of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.
From her blog “The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.”

The focus of my blog posting today is my 4th Great Grandfather Thomas Davis.
 
Thomas Davis was born 22 March 1760 to Davis Davis and Jane Miles. He was the youngest of seven (7) known children. His parents migrated from Pencader Hundred, New Castle Delaware to the Welsh Neck area of Chesterfield County South Carolina.

Thomas married Nancy Rivers in 1787or 1788. Over the next 24 years they would have eleven children; six sons and five (5) daughters. Their first born a son, Samuel was born on 13 August 1790  and their last born also a son, John Calvin was born on 14 December 1812. 2

Thomas served as a patriot in the Revolutionary War. He was a private in 5th Company, Capt. Thomas Hall, Marion's Regt. 1779, The following account of his service is in his own words from his Revolutionary Pension application. 3

“That he entered the Service of the United States under the officers named & served as stated in the following account that he was drafted a short time before Christmas in the year [blank space] and serves as a Private under Capt. Morris Murphy & Maj. Robert Lloyd, that he does not recollect the regiment to which he belonged; that he was marched to a place called the "Long Bluff" on Pee Dee River in the State aforesaid, from there to Sea Wee Bay from there to Haddrells Point - and from there to James island near Charleston from which place he returned home having served in this tour nine weeks. That he was again drafted and marched as a Private under Capt. John Dewitt and Col. George Hicks to Cheraw in the District and State aforesaid where he remained one month & returned home. That he was again drafted as a Private & that on the 8th day of Feb'y (year not recollected) he marched under Capt. Ellerbe & Col. George Hicks cross Black River at Benbow & crossed Santee at Lenud’s Ferry & proceeded to Charleston - That he was in Charleston at the time it was taken by the British under Chiston where he was taken prisoner on the 11th day of May after his march & was discharged and paid on the 19 of same month having served this tour up to the time he was taken prisoner three months & four days.
That he served two tours, of two weeks each, as one of a scouting party.That he was again drafted and marched as a Private under Captain William Presswood to McCord's Ferry on the Congaree River in the State aforesaid, when Col. Washington took Command - that he returned home from McCord's Ferry having served this tour one month and remained at home two months.
That he was drafted again and served as a Private under Capt' Benton & Maj. Tristam Thomas for one month. That he never received a discharge. He hereby relinquishes any claim to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any other State.
Thomas X Davis
Sworn to in open Court
the day &
Year above written
Richard Gantt
Presiding Judge
[17 Mar 1836]


After the war, Thomas returned to life as a farmer, caring for  and raising his growing family. Starting in 1809, the children are reaching the age of majority, finding mates, moving out and raising their own family. The youngest, John Calvin married Charlotte Hurst on 31 January 1836 making the home an “empty nest.” Thomas is 76 years of age and Nancy is 69 years old.

Thomas died on 20 March 1845 leaving his widow and 9 children surviving his passing. His son Jonathan Daniel had passed away sometime in 1839-1840 and daughter Hulda was last found in the 1830 census.  Nancy Rivers Davis died  15 December 1853.

Thomas and Nancy are buried in the Davis Family Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 4

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[1] Thomas DAVIS and W-8655, compiled military record (1779-1783), Rev. War Pension and Land-Bounty Application Files, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), NARA microfilm publication M804, Roll 766.
[2] 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].
[3] Thomas DAVIS and W-8655, compiled military record (1779-1783), Rev. War Pension and Land-Bounty Application Files, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration), NARA microfilm publication M804, Roll 766.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 January 2010); Memorial page for Thomas Davis; (26 March 1760–20 March 1845); Find a Grave memorial # 45431028, Citing Davis Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.GPS coordinates N34 46 067', W 080 02 744'
[5] 1790-1840 Censuses for Chesterfield County, South Carolina.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday~Phillip Sellers


Phillip Sellers
b. 1774
d. abt 1835
bu. Old Sellers Family Cemetery
Cenotaph at Hopewell Baptist Church 1

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Phillip Sellers was born about 1774, the second child of Hardy Sellers and Mary Cook. Information on Phillip and his family is very sparse. We know he married a young lady with the given name Mary and had a very large family. Census records for 1810 shows 7 sons and 5 daughter under the age of 25; the names of the 5 daughters are unknown.

His father Hardy Sellers died 12 January 1835 and this record from the Court of Equity provided some data on the families. 

SOURCE: {#25} Evans, John Exer. vs. H. H. Sellers & others - Bill for partition & c 1851
See Will of Hardy Sellers. Hardy Sellers died testate on or about 17th January 1835, leaving widow, Levinia Sellers and children: Hardy Huntley Sellers and Zylpha Ann Sellers and the children & grandchildren from a former marriage, John Sellers; Abraham Sellers; Philip Sellers; Richard Sellers; Mary who intermarried with Thomas Gaddy; Elijah Gulledge, James Gulledge, & Pheobe Gulledge the children of Pheobe, a deceased daughter of Hardy Sellers who predeceased her father; and, Iverson L. Briley, the son of Jane, a deceased daughter of Hardy Sellers who predeceased her father.
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Phillip Sellers is my 4th Great Grandfather.





 
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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 January 2011); Memorial page for Phillip Sellers; (1774–1835); Find a Grave memorial # 57564492, Citing Sellers Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[2] James C. Pigg, Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865: Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869 (Tega Cay, South Carolina: Self-published, 1995), page 118.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Amanuensis Monday~1814 Land Deed–Gilbert Purvis to Gilbert Johnston Purvis



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 subject is a 1814 Land Deed between Gilbert Purvis and Gilbert Johnston Purvis; from Father to Son. 1
 
South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
Know all men by these presents that I Gilbert Purvis of the State and District aforesaid in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Gilbert Johnston Purvis of the state and district aforesaid, HAVE granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Gilbert Johnston Purvis All that Tract or Tracts of Land situate lying and being in Chesterfield district and State aforesaid on the southwest side of Thompson Creek and in part on Indian Creek containing Two hundred Acres more or Lefs [less], as per Plats to the original Grant annexed reference thereunto being had will appear Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining. To have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Gilbert Johnston Purvis and afsigns [assigns] forever, and I do hereby bind myself my Heirs Executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Gilbert Johnston Purvis his heirs and Afsigns [assigns] against myself & my Heirs and against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof.---------
Witnefs my hand and seal this sixth day of September In the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fourteen.---
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In the presence of}
John Lowry
Wm. McKerall

South Carolina}
Chesterfield District} Personally appeared before me the subscribing Justice William McKerall who being duly sworn, deposeth and sayeth that he was present and did see the above named Gilbert Purvis, signed, seal & deliver the above implement of writing a s his act & deed for the use & purpose therein contained and that he did also see the above named John Lowry sign the same as a subscribing witnefs with himself.---
Sworn & Subscribed}                              Wm. McKerall
To before me the}
6th day of Sept. 1814}
Peter L. Roberson, J. P.
Chesterfield District} Received Dec., 16, 1814 &
B. M. C. Office} recorded Jany 27th, 1815 in
Book No C Pages 94 & 95
Certified & Examined by
John Craig, R. M. C.

This Land Deed is extraordinary in that it’s available for our peruse today. Very few pre Civil War deeds exist for Chesterfield County. This particular deed is part of the Spencer Family Papers held by the Matheson Library of Cheraw, South Carolina. The actual deed can also be viewed on line at:  http://dc.statelibrary.sc.gov/handle/10827/8799
 





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[1] 1814 Land Deed, Spencer Family Papers, 1700-1900; held by Matheson Library, Cheraw, South Carolina, 2014. Gilbert Purvis to Gilbert Johnston Purvis.























Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday’s Obituary~Mrs. T. W. Eddins

Photo Courtesy of Sharon Corey
Photo Courtesy of Sharon Corey
Mrs. T. W. Eddins, wife of auditor T. W. Eddins, died at her home near Chesterfield last Wednesday night about 11 o’clock, after an illness lasting about 10 days. She is survived by her husband and two little children. She was a daughter of Mr. E. B. Smith, a member of the Baptist Church, and a consecrated Christian lady who will be sadly missed in her community and in her home. 1 2

Mrs. T. W. Eddins was Virginia M. Smith daughter of Elisha B. Smith and Martha Jane Graves.













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[1] James C. Pigg, Death Notices from The Pageland Journal: Chesterfield County, South Carolina (1910-1935) (Tega Cay, SC 29715: Self-published, 1996), page 20.
[2] The Pageland Journal, Pageland, South Carolina, March 11, 1913.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 May 2011); Memorial page for Virginia M. Eddins; (18 August 1881–15 March 1913); Find a Grave memorial # 18956088, Citing Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
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