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Friday, July 31, 2015

Who are the Parents of James W. Honeycutt


James W. Honeycutt was born on 26 Apr 1833 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. He married Sarah Elizabeth Page, daughter of Sion Page and Nancy Almond or Dove on 20 May 1855 in Stanly County, North Carolina. 1
James W. Hunnycutt & Sarah Page Marriage



James W. Hunnycutt was married to Sarah Page on the
20th day of May 1855 Sd returned by
                                                    M. Furr, JP

Married in May 1855, James W. and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Honeycutt are enumerated in the 1860 census for Cabarrus County, North Carolina with two small children.

1860 CENSUS: Subdivision East of NC RR, Cabarrus, North Carolina; Roll:  M653_890; Image: 178; Family History Library Film: 803890; Page 88B/118 (penciled), Line 17, Dwelling #902, Family #902; James Hunycut, male, age 26, Farmer, born in NC; Sarah E. Hunycut, Female, age 23, born in NC; Lovina Hunycut, Female, age 4, born in NC and Nelly Hunycut, Female, age 2, born in NC. 2

Then in 1870 census we find the family in the Big Lick community of Stanly County, North Carolina.
 
1870 CENSUS: Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina; Series: M593_1160;  Image: 87; Family History Library Film: 552659, Page 38A(stamped), Line 34, Dwelling 159, Family 160; James HUNEYCUTT, age 37, born in NC; Sarah HUNEYCUTT, Wife, age 34, born in NC, parents born in NC; Levina HUNEYCUTT, Daughter, age 14, born in NC; Nellie HUNEYCUTT, Daughter, age 12, born in NC; John A. HUNEYCUTT, Son, age 5, born in NC and Margaret HUNEYCUTT, Daughter, age 2, born in NC. 3

There is no doubt about the family in theses two census because James and Sarah's first born daughter Louvena Honeycutt is my Great Grandmother. She married John Calvin Deese on 9 April 1894. Louvena sister Nellie married John Calvin brother Henry Harrison on 1 Feb. 1875. 4

In the 1860 Census, James W. Hunnycutt reports his age as 26; therefore James W. Hunnycutt should be age 16 in 1850 Census. Only one Honeycutt family was found in 1850 Cabarrus County with a son called James. This family was the family of James Honeycutt and his wife Sarah Barrier. However their son was listed as age 19; not 16 as expected. 5

1850 CENSUS: Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Roll: M432_622;  Image: 588. NC; Page: 480B(stamped); Line 24, Dwelling 1208, Family 1208; James HUNEYCUTT, age 55, born in NC; Sarah HUNEYCUTT, wife, age 51, born in NC; Alfred B. HUNEYCUTT, son, age 24, born in NC; Leah E. HUNEYCUTT, daughter, age 24, born in NC; James HUNEYCUTT, Jr., son, age 19, born in NC; Dolly Ann HUNEYCUTT, daughter, age 17, born in NC; Caroline C. HUNEYCUTT, daughter, age 10, born in NC. Also, Hogens Ponebsgrass, male age 56, born in NC. 6

Taking a look at the 1840 Census with the expectation of finding a 7 year old son in the household we find only one candidates in Cabarrus County – again it is the family of James Honeycutt and his wife Sarah Barrier.

1840-Cabarrus-Honeycutt







The James Honeycutt family is the only family with a son age 7 in the household. There are other candidates in Montgomery and Stanly County.

Circumstantial evidence points to James and Sarah Barrier Honeycutt as the parents of James W. Honeycutt born 26 April 1833. James Honeycutt, Sr. b. 1705 left a WILL in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. His sons, James and David are appointed Executors of the Will.

Item 6th I herein nominate and appoint my sons David and James my Executors to carry out and perform the objects and purposes of this Will I have perfect confidence in their integrity and capacity and that they will execute the trust herein reposed in them in such wise as to give satisfaction and do ample justice to all of my beloved family.7

But are we talking about the same James Honeycutt when we refer to James the son and James W. Honeycutt, my 2nd Great Grandfather? 

Looking at the tombstone for Sarah Barrier Honeycutt on the FindAGrave Memorial site (FAG #79490584) we find that someone has connected a J. E. Honeycutt as a son of this couple. There is no J. E. Honeycutt mentioned within James Honeycutt, Sr. Will.  I have found “NO PROOF” on-line that J. E. Honeycutt is a son of James Honeycutt (b. 1795) husband of Sarah Barrier. This information has been propagated from comment in the obituary of Levi C. Groseclose.

About three years ago he celebrated, with his good wife, his golden wedding. Mrs. Groseclose was formerly a Miss Honeycutt, sister of the late Rev. J. E. Honeycutt, of Chambersburg, Pa.9
I have found NO PROOF to substantiate this comment. There is a mentioned of a J. E. Honeycutt in the Probate folder of James Honeycutt, Sr. b. 1795, d. 9 March 1885 in Cabarrus County. His relationship to James is not mentioned or stated in the Probate folder. 10

J. E. Honeycutt







I posted this question on the Genealogy of Central Carolina Facebook page and Julie Hampton and I had a lively discussion but reached no definitive conclusion of the parentage of James W. Honeycutt. If you have any information on the parents of James W. Honeycutt, born 26 April 1833 and married Sarah Elizabeth Page in May 1855 I would love to hear from you.

UPDATE: James W. Huneycutt parents identified as Marcus I. Huneycutt and Charity Dry thanks to J. Hampton, a noted on-line researcher and friend.








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1. "North Carolina, Marriages Index, 1759-1979," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 31 July 2015), James W. Hunnycutt & Sarah Page, Married, 20 May 1855, Stanly County, North Carolina.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, population schedule, Subdivision East of NC RR, Cabarrus, North Carolina, Page: 88; Line xx, Page 118/88B(stamped), Line 17, Dwelling #902, Family #902, Household of James Hunycut; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 May 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 890.
3. 1870 U S Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina, Page 38A(stamped), Line 34, Dwelling 159, Family 160, Household of James HUNEYCUTT; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 May 2013); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1160.
4. State of North Carolina, marriage (9 April 1884), John Calvin Deese & Lavinia Honeycutt; https://www.ancestry.com, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
5. 1860 U. S. Census, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, population schedule, Subdivision East of NC RR, Cabarrus, North Carolina, Page 118/88B(stamped), Line 17, Dwelling #902, Family #902, Household of James Hunycut; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 May 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 890.
5. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of James W. HUNEYCUTT.
6. 1850 U. S. Census, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, population schedule, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, Page: 480B(stamped); Line 24, Dwelling 1208, Family 1208, Household of James HUNEYCUTT; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 July 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 622.
7. North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1940-1222521-1-89?cc=1867501&wc=32LB-823:169768201,170904901 : accessed 28 July 2015), Cabarrus > Wills, 1868-1888 > image 234 of 302; county courthouses, North Carolina.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 July 2015); Memorial page for Sarah Barrier Honeycutt; (1793–28 June 1887); Find a Grave memorial # 79490584, Citing Saint Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery; Gold Hill, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA.
9. Obituary for Rev. Levi C. Groseclose, The Luthern Observer, 26 May 1905, page 5.
10. "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22920-1453-27?cc=1911121&wc=93GQ-ZV7:183206701,183304101,186970501 : accessed 31 July 2015), Cabarrus County > H > Honeycutt, James (1887) > image 9 of 11; State Archives, Raleigh.










Thursday, July 30, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage License, Daniel Wright and Lillie Deese


Daniel Robert Wright, Sr. married Lillie Ross Deese on 21 November 1912 in Gulledge Township, Anson County, North Carolina. Lillie Ross Deese was my 1st cousin twice removed. She was the first born daughter of  Zachariah T. Deese and Clara W. Gathings. She had 4 siblings; two sisters and two brothers. One of her sisters died very young.

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Daniel and Lillie had 9 children; five sons and four daughters. As stated previously, Lillie Deese Wright is my 1st cousin twice removed. 









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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Anson County Marriages,  Lilly Dees and Daniel Wright, 21 November 1912; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wordless Wednesday (almost)~Andersonville


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AMERICAN
FORMER
PRISONERS OF WAR
STALAG XVII-B


ERECTED BY AND
IN HONOR OF
ALL AMERICANS HELD
PRISONERS OF WAR IN
A GERMAN PRISON CAMP
KNOWN AS STALAG-XVII-B
IN KREMS, AUSTRIA
1943-1945

AND IN MEMORY OF
ALL AMERICANS
HELD AS POWs IN
EUROPEAN THEATRE
IN WW II

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pow.mia

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[1] POW Image courtesy of Google Images. The other two photos taken by author of this article.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Samuel William Brock, Jr.


Samuel W. Brock, Jr.
b. 16 Nov. 1935
d. 7 Aug. 1973

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Samuel William Brock, Jr. is the son of Samuel William Brock Sr. and Bessie Leona Pressley. Samuel was married and had two surviving daughters.
He served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army.


Samuel William Brock, Jr. is a distant cousin.








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[1] Samuel William Brock, Jr. obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 8 August 1973, page 23A, column 6.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Sion Page Will, 1885


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 the Stanly County WILL of Sion Page, 1885.

Sion Page Will[1]I, Sion Page of the County of Stanly and Sate of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do male and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following,That is to say first That my  executor herein after named shall provide for my  body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my relatives and friends, and pay all burial expense together with my just debts wherever however and to whomever owing, out of the moneys  that may first come into his hand as a part or parcel of my estate. 
Item 1st. I give and devise to my daughter Mary Frances one Cow & calf one bed and furniture, two hogs entirely hers. I also give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Frances my Kitchen furniture one chest, one Table, Six Chairs. All my Cooking Utensils and my table ware.
                My will and desire is that all the residue of my estate shall be sold and the debts owing to me collected, and if there should be any surplus over and above the payment of debts and expenses shall be paid to my daughter Mary Frances for her support.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend Wm. R. Hartsell my lawful executor, to all intent and purposes, to execute this my last Will and Testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made.  In Witness whereof I the said Sion Page do hereunto set my hand seal. This the 30th day of October Anno Domini 1885.
                                                                     Sion (X his mark) Page {Seal}
Signed Sealed published and }
delivered by the said Sion Page}
to be his last Will and Testament}
in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence}
do subscribe our names as Witnesses thereto.
                                                                                Conrad Craton
                                                                                G. N. Craton

Sion Page and his wife Nancy Dove are my 3rd Great Grandparents.










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[1]"North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-20079-18592-85?cc=1867501&wc=32GQ-2NL:169988501,170067001: accessed 21 July 2015), Stanly > Wills, 1868-1907, Vol. 2 > image 114 of 359; county courthouses, North Carolina. [Will Book 2, page 154]

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Census Sunday~Keeper of the Poor House


Page 126 of the 1860 Population Census for Chesterfield County, South Carolina contains a partial listing of the “Poor House” occupants.

1860 Census

The keeper of the Poor House in 1860 Chesterfield County was George A. Parker, III and his wife Nancy Rivers Parker, The Parker family was enumerated as Dwelling 461 and Family number 460. The Parker had three children:
  • Elizabeth Parker, b. 1852
  • Samuel Parker, b. 1853
  • John Parker. b. 1854
1860 Poor House

Also, living  with the Parker’s is an elderly lady named Hawley Rivers. We know that Hawley Rivers is a guest of the Parker and not an actual member of the “Poor House.” Hawley Rivers is the sister of Nancy Rivers wife of George A. Parker, III.

Poor House

There are 5 individuals assigned to the Poor House in 1860. These five individuals are identified in the 1860 Census in the Far right column as “Paupers”

Paupers

They are:
  • Lavinia Sellers, female, age 76; Pauper
  • Nelly Martin, female, age 55; Ditto
  • James Lemons, male, age 60; Ditto
  • Liddy Kosier, female, age 50; Ditto
  • William Cohee, male, age 40; Ditto
Only one document had been found for the George A. Parker family beyond the 1860 Census. The document is a fragment of a Land Deed found in what is known as the “Burned Book” located in the Chesterfield County Probate Office.
Chesterfield County , SC; Page 21, Land Deed between George A. Parker  and illegible, Burnt. Visible names and comments are: George R. Boatwright; Mark Rivers, Witness: Mark Rivers, C. W. Davis, Nancy Parker the wife of the within, 25 May 1861.
Nancy Rivers Parker, wife of George A. Parker, III is my 3rd Great Grand Aunt.











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[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page: 126A; Line 13, Dwelling 431, Family 431, Household of Hawley PARKER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 22 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 126, Line 32, Dwelling 460, Family 460, Household of George A. PARKER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 July 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[3] Land Deed - George A. Parker to illegible; 29 May 1861; Deed Book #Burnt Book; Page(s) 21; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; 27 August 2014.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Spotlight~Elisha Davis Family


Elisha Davis was a son of Jonathan Daniel Davis, Sr. and his wife (name unknown). He was born about 1824 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina and married Elizabeth Knight about 1850.

This union between Elisha and Elizabeth would produced 7 children, all daughters.

E. Davis

Their youngest and last daughter, Harriet E. Davis was born in 1868. The family can be found in the 1870 census in the Court House Township.

 1870 Elisha Davis

The above 1870 Census is the last record of Elisha Davis in the Census, He is not listed in the 1880 census with Elizabeth the children remaining in the household.Elizabeth Davis is also listed as a widow, a substantial suggestion that Elisha Davis has passed away.

1880 Elizabeth Davis

The little highlighted tick mark after Elizabeth names shows here as widowed. There are 3 segments to this block, the first is single and you will notice all the children are marked. The middle is married and the far right is, as in Elizabeth case marked as Widowed. The Widowed column is also used to show Divorced. 

Elisha Davis died intestate sometime between 15 August 1870 (1870 Census) and 22 June 1880 (1880 Census) the date that these two Census were enumerated in Chesterfield County.

A check of the Index to estate papers, 1865-1946 for Chesterfield County reveal no estate folder existed for Elisha Davis.  No tombstone has been found for either Elisha or his wife Elizabeth Davis.










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Elisha and his family are enumerated in the following Census:
1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 180B, Line 38, Dwelling 162, Family 1262, Household of Sarah DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 28 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) Page: 70/128-129(stamped); Line 39, Dwelling 495, Family 494, Household of Elisha DAVIS, viewed; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 7 May 2013 ); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 104/145(stamped) Line 19, Dwelling 728, Family 726, Household of E. DAVIS.
5. 1870 U. S. Census, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page 288A; Line 1, Dwelling 1, Family 1, Household of Elisha DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 May 2013); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1491.
6. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 326A/326 (stamped); Line 42, Dwelling 281, Family 281, Household of Elizabeth DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 May 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
7. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0021, Page: 17B/101(stamped); Line 66, Dwelling 315, Family 321, Household of Elizabeth [KNIGHT] DAVIS.






Friday, July 24, 2015

Hard Times in Anson County, 1887-1888


My Great Grandfather William James Purvis was married by the age of sixteen. In the 1880 Census for Morven Township, Arson County, NC both he and Mary are enumerated as husband and wife living next door to his father, William A. Purvis. 1


1880 Wm. Purvis

Father and son worked hand in hand to eek out a living on approximately 120 acres of land Southwest of McFarlan, North Carolina with the state line being the south side of their property.

Times were hard and to survive from one year to the next put many farmers in a vicious cycle of borrowing, lending and repaying a debt from year to year.


The instrument used by the “money lenders” to carry out this deed was called a “Deed of Trust”.

Trust Deed 11
A typical “Deed of Trust” would read:

State of North Carolina} 2
Anson County } Whereas, Marshall & Richardson of Anson County in the State of North Carolina, have signed to make advances to W. A. & W. J. Pervis of the county of Anson and State aforesaid for purpose of agriculture during the year A.D. 1880 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 one hundred and fifty dollars and whereas the said W. A. & W. J. Pervis desires to secure to the said Marshall & Richardson 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 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 October 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 transfers shall create a lien in favor of the advances made or to be made upon all the crop the said W. A. & W. J. Pervis may raise during the present year, and for further security the said W. A. & W. J. Pervis bargains and sells to the said Marshall & Richardson the following articles of personal property, to wit: one cow & calf - lone sow & six pigs - farming tools - household & kitchen furniture - the property of W.J. Pervis. lone mule - three cows - one ox and one yearling - six head hogs one wagon - farming tools - the property of W. A. Pervis with the understanding that if the said W. A. & W. J. Pervis shall, will and truly pay the said Marshall & Richardson for the advances as aforesaid on or before the 1st day of October the said lien shall be discharged, and the said property shall revert to the said W. A. & W. J. Pervis, otherwise the said Marshall & Richardson shall have power to take into their possessions all of said property and crop on the farm or elsewhere, if removed, and sell the same or as 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. We the said W. A. & W. J. 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 maturity thereof to the payment. In witness whereof the said W. A. & W. J. Pervis have hereunto set their hands and seal this 13th day of February, A.D. 1880.
Signed, sealed & delivered in                              W. A. X Pervis {seal}
The presence of H. C. Hardison                        W. J. X Pervis {seal}

One bad crop year and you are in deep troubles with these predatory money lending practices.

SALE of REAL ESTATE3By virtue of power contained in a Deed of Trust executed by W. A. Purvis and Sarah J. Purvis on the 23rd day of December 1884 to N. J. Thompson and C. C. Moore, partners under the style of Thompson & Moore, and registered in trust book no. 18, page 202 of the registers office of Anson County, Dec. 27th, 1884, and by consent and request of said W. A. Purvis and Sarah J. Purvis, we will sell for cash to the highest bidder at the Court House door in the town of Wadesboro, on Monday the 7th day of December 1885, the land described in said Deed of Trust, containing 50 acres more or less, adjoining the lands of W. J. McLendon and others. Sale of above lands made to satisfy a note secured by mortgage on said reality. N. J. THOMPSON
C. C. MOORE.
Partners and MortgageesNov 25 1885, lt.
[The Anson Times, 3 Dec 1885, Thu,Page 3]
RAOGK Contributor Debra Cooper, 17 December 2014
https://www.facebook.com/groups/raogkUSA/permalink/589522781149614

In December 1885 William J. Purvis was able to purchase a 30 acre tract from his father. William A. Purvis had purchased the 30 acreage tract from Joseph P. Smith on 6 December 1866 (DB 8, page 284-286). On that same day William James Purvis purchased the 30 acres from his father, William A. Purvis (DB 8, Page 421-423). 4

It’s evident that the 1887-1888 crop year was not a good year as evidence by this newspaper clipping.

WJPurvis Land4Sale

WJPurvis Morven Township

William J. Purvis owed .59 cents tax on his 30 acre tract and it was being put on the Auction block unless he paid the taxes.  To avoid losing it for failure to pay the taxes, William J. Purvis sold the land on 7 January 1888 to T. F. Mulholland (DB 9, Page 284-286). (Chesterfield County, SC).5

This was the beginning of the sell-off of all lands owned by William A. and his son, William J. and they then became “Sharecroppers”. The wife of William A. suffered from cancer for some time and died on the last day of December 1893. Between  December 1899 and May 1900; William A. Purvis had passed away. The last 18 acres, reserved for William’s 2nd wife Betsey, was sold on 30 Sept. 1900 to J. D. Rhyne, the purchaser of earlier acreages. The deed is recorded in Anson County Deed Book 34, Page 491-492. Betsy died in October 1926. 6 7 8














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[1] 1880 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) # 2, Page 350B, Line 36, Dwelling 233, Family 251, Household of William A. Purvis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1976); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 951.
[2] Anson County, North Carolina, Trust Deed Book 11: page 529, W. A. Purvis & W. J. Purvis to Marshall & Richardson; 13 February 1880, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[3] SALE of REAL Estate, 50 ACRES obituary, The Anson Times, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, United States, 3 December 1885, Page 3. Default on Deed of Trust.
[4] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 8: pages 421-423, William A. Purvis to William James Purvis; 6 December 1866, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[5] Sale of Land for Taxes - William J. Purvis, The Messenger and Intelligencer, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, United States, 10 January 1888, Page 3, Right two columns of page. Sale of Land for Taxes, 30 acres, .59 cents Taxes due.
[6] Sarah Jane Graves Purvis obituary, Messenger-Intelligencer, Wadesboro, North Carolina, 4 January 1894, page 3, McFarlan News.
[7] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 34: pages 491-492, Betsy Purvis to J. D. Rhyne; 30 September 1900, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[8] State of North Carolina, death certificate no. 351, (18 October 1926), Mrs. Betsy Purvis; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ann [LNU]; A Single Clue Exist to Her Identity


About January 1860 Samuel W. Brock married a young single lady named Ann. By October of 1860 their first child, a son, called Thomas C. was born to this union. Two years and five months later young Thomas was joined by a new born brother called Samuel W. in March of 1863.1 2 


Ann Brock

From the very start of this marriage, a civil war was being fought in our northern states and young men in large groups were being organized and sent off to join this war. Surely, Samuel and Ann was caught up in all this madness and knew that he would eventually be called. 
At some point in time Samuel W. Brock, Jr. did leave for the war. Records for his service are scarce and only one was found on Fold3.com.3

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2 pages

Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - SC

… Fifth Reserves (Ninety Days, 1862-63) T-Y, Fifth (Brown's) Battalion, Reserves Fifth Militia › B › Brock, Samuel W H
What is not scarce is a death date for young Samuel W. Brock, Jr.
  • A Samuel Brock, 1at SCV Artillery - Died of Disease at Mt. Pleasant General Hospital, 30 November 1864. 4
  • Samuel W. BROCK, Pvt.,  21st SCVI, age 35, Died 15 June 1865 at Charleston, SC. "Broken Fortunes" by Randolph Kirkland, Jr. Page 39, (Prob. Company D) 5
In both cases, by the end of the war, Samuel is deceased and Ann is left a Widow with two small children. 
Samuel's estate was probated in late 1866 and contains a “letter” from his wife Ann requesting  payment for the board of Samuel’s two children for the past 88 months. This document is dated 16 March 1872.

Eighty-eight month prior to March 1872 is 16 November 1864, It is my opinion that Samuel W. Brock, Jr. died of Disease at Mt. Pleasant General Hospital, 30 November 1864.6

Ann Brock
So far, no documents has been found that would provide the surname of Ann, wife of Samuel W. Brock, Jr. Of the two children born to this union only one was traceable to his death. Samuel W. Brock III, died 12 January 1936 in Chesterfield, South Carolina.7

His death certificate provided no clues to his Mother’s surname.


DC - Sam Brock

The only known clue to the surname of Samuel W. Brock, Jr. wife Ann is the 1880 Census for Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 8

1880 - Anna Brock

And that single clue is that Robert Preslar, age 6, is her nephew. Was Ann/Anna a “Preslar”? Was she the daughter of Levi and Lydia Preslar. As of today, I have found no proof for the parents of Robert Preslar, age 6 in 1880, born about 1874. If you know anything about Ann  the wife of Samuel W. Brock, Jr. I would love to hear from you. 





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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, , Page: 168A; Line 29, Dwelling 1070, Family 1070, Household of Samuel BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Ibid.
5. 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), Samuel W. Brock Jr., page 39.
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. Sam Brock, death certificate 005643 (12 January 1936), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
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.
 











Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday~Davis Family Cemetery


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L>R, Thomas Davis, Nancy Rivers Davis, Corp. James K. Parker (Red Band), John Rivers, Co. D, 6th SCI



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Thomas Davis, Rev. Soldier Nancy Rivers Davis Corp. James K. Parker James Rivers

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Sarah Kelson Purvis Gathings


Sarah Kelson Purvis Gathings
b.22 June 1902
d.25 March 1979
bu. Mt. Beulah Church Cemetery

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Photo courtesy of Julious Burr

Sarah Kelson Purvis. the first born child of John William Purvis and Nancy Elizabeth Wallace was born 22 June 1902. She was the first of five children to be born to this union, three daughters and two sons.

Sarah Kelson Purvis and James Edgar Gathings, Sr, were married 24 November 1927. They had two sons. Sarah’s youngest child was just shy of three years of age when her husband passed away after an illness in three weeks in February 1938. His NC death certificate shows he died of a ruptured gastric ulcer.

Sarah never remarried and lived another 41 years passing away at the age of 76 in March 1979.

James and Sarah are buried at the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery in Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.  


Sarah Kelson Purvis is my 1st cousin once removed.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~ Will of Jacob Ganey


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 The Chesterfield District WILL of Jacob Ganey, 1845.

WILL OF JACOB GANEY OF CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT 26 FEBRUARY 1845
State of South Carolina)
Chesterfield District)
In the name of God Amen. I Jacob district of Chesterfield and State of South Carolina, being weak in body but of Sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish this my last will and Testament this 26th day of February In the year our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-five in manner and form following.
First - I desire that the present crop now on hand shall be made and Gathered after which I desire the sale of my Negro man Nelson, and the proceeds go to the payment of my debts.
Second- I Give and bequeath to my beloved Lewis Ganey the sum of one dollar.
Third - I give and bequeath to my beloved brother John Ganey the sum of one dollar to be paid unto them respectively so soon as one year after my decease shall be Expired.
FOURTH- I give & bequeath affectionate wife Charlotte Ganey all of my Lands containing about four hundred and twenty five acres with the Exception of Forty Acres off of the South side of the Teel tract of Land including the buildings wherein James Jones now lives- for which I have given a deed to Martha Jones. Also I give and bequeath unto my affectionate wife Charlotte Ganey all the remainder of my Negroes-twelve in number namely Bob, Sucky, Wilson, Sally, Hannah, Sam, Amy, Charlotte, Eliza, Mary, Harriet and Milly. Also I give and bequeath to my aforesaid wife all of my stock of Horses, Hogs, Cattle & Sheep, Also I give and bequeath to my wife all my household goods, Bedsteads, beding, and other furniture and also all the rest and residue of my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever of what nature, Kind and quality _____ the same may be, and not herein before given and disposed of (after payment of my debts and funeral Expenses) I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife her Executors administrators and assigns to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Charlotte Ganey sole Excutrix of this my last will and testament. In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the)
said testator as and for his last will and)
testament in our presence, who at his request )                his
in his presence and in the presence of each)            Jacob P. Ganey (seal)
other have subscribed our names as Witnesses )              mark
thereto.)
    Wm. L. Robeson
    John L. P. Boan
    James K. Jones
Proved 14 Apr. 1845 & Recorded in Book No. 1, page 25 17 Apr. 1845.
Also qualified Charlotte Ganey Executrix on the 14 April 1845
(Signed) T. Bryan, O.C.D.


Jacob Ganey was twice married; Charlotte was his second wife whom he married on 11 August 1836. His first wife, was Sarah “Sally” Kendricks Jackson; she died in August 1835. By his first wife, Sally, they had one son, Lewis Ganey born about 1770.

Jacob died 4 April 1845 and his widow, Charlotte, later married Amos Lambeth on 1 December 1846.
These details are spelled out in Chesterfield County Equity records, Item 12.

[#12] Gainey, Lewis, Wm. H. Gainey & others vs. Charlotte Gainey - Bill for account and specific delivery of property 1846.

Sarah Gainey, wife of Jacob Gainey (married in Anson County, NC) died August 1835, leaving her husband and sister, Elizabeth; Her sister, Elisabeth, wife of Lewis Gainey, had a son, William H. Gainey. In 1836, after the death of his wife, Sarah, Jacob Gainey married Charlotte Jones. Jacob Gainey died 4 April 1845. On 1 December 1846, Charlotte Jones Gainey married Amos Lambeth. Charlotte Jones Gainey Lambeth had no children from either marriage. Deposition of James P. Gainey of Henry County, Alabama, states that he is the son of William H. Gainey and grandson of Lewis Gainey.


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[1] Reference- SC Department of Archives, Chesterfield Equity, Lewis Ganey, William H,. Ganey et al vs. Charlotte Ganey and [SOURCE: The Darlington Flag, Volume 6, No. 3, Summer 1994, Pages 24, 25 & 26.
[2] names also spelled Gainey, Ganey,
[3] SOURCE: #12 Index and Genealogical Abstracts of the Chesterfield District Court of Common Pleas, Equity Side, 1823-1869, page 116 as recorded in "Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865 & Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869, Published by James C. Pigg, Copyright 1995.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday’s Obituary~William B. Davis


William B. DAVIS -  On July 9, 1929 just as the golden sun was sinking in the Western sky the "Messenger of Peace" spoke gently to our friend and loved one, W. B. Davis, (familiarly known as Uncle Dock) and said "Son come up higher." It seemed a fitting close for a beautiful Christian character that had reached the sunset of life. His spirit took its eternal flight while his children and loved ones stood with bowed heads and stricken hearts. They weep, but not as those who have no hope, for we can rest assured he is at rest, with Jesus. His was a true consecrated Christian life; it can truly say of him, "He walked with God." His constant prayer was that his loved ones meet him as an unbroken family in heaven. In early life he united with the Methodist church and truly kept its vows. He will be sorely missed in his church and community, having lived there nearly all his life, numbering 82 years. In April 1863 during the War between the States, when a mere lad, he volunteered to enter the service for his country and enlisted with Co. B, 21st South Carolina regiment, was wounded twice, was captured and put in Federal prison when wounded the second time. After reaching home on stick and crutch he helped look after and care for his six orphan brothers and sisters, his father and mother having died February 6 and 28, 1863, respectively. During those dark and appalling days and years of reconstruction he struggled on bravely and in spite of his physical weakness never mourned nor complained. On December 31, 1866 he led to the altar of matrimony Susan Ann Gainey. Of this union the following children survive: James J., William W. Davis, and Mrs. Minnie J. Mauldin, of Chesterfield and Mrs. Lillian A. Winfree of Andrews, SC. His second marriage to Mary L. Dunn, of Morven, NC, was on May 6, 1875; the following children survive: Clarence E., Ernest D., J. Colon Davis, Mrs. A.L. Griggs, and Mrs. B. Thurman Teal, of Chesterfield; Mrs. Fred Miller, McFarlan, NC, Mrs. A.M. Gardner, Remberts, SC, Hoy W. Davis, Elliston, Va and Leo. F.Davis, Roanoke, Va. The youngest son, Junius B. Davis died in February 1920. He married again on Aug. 23, 1916, Mrs. Sallie Gaynor of Bethune, SC, who also survives him. For a number of years he has served as adjutant of Chesterfield Camp No. 950 United Confederate Veterans, was ever loyal and true to the duties involved therein. During his long illness in the early part of the year he was ever patient and kind to those who ministered to his needs and comfort and his constant prayer was that he might be spared to live a little longer; this prayer was answered and he was permitted to answer the roll call of "The boys who wore the grey," in Charlotte, NC, in June, and was stricken very ill on July 5th  and passed away on the ninth. Pine Grove community has lost one of its best citizens and the last one of her veterans of the sixties. Below is a copy of a letter received (by a member of the family) from one of his friends when notified of his death: Lakewood, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1929. Dear Mrs……and Family and all the relations of Brother W. B. Davis, soldier, patriot and Christian Gentleman. Greetings; wife and I got your letter while we were visiting relations here and while wife read it our eyes were filled with tears, for how could one help feeling a holy sympathy, when the bonds of Christian fellowship are so firmly rooted in us all. "Tho sundered far by faith we meet, Around one common mercy seat." It has been my pleasure to have sent your father's letters to me in the last four years to my friends in Massachusetts who would feel interested in all the friends whom I hold dear, and now your letter will be used in the same way because of the regard which my friends have for Christian men everywhere, and especially because your father was nursed in the hospital at Hampton Roads by one of my friends now dead. Your letter breathes such a cordial spirit of Christian regard and devotion to all that is sacred in the hearts of God fearing people, I wish its contents could be remembered by everyone who reads them, and cherished by everyone who may want to have abiding soul comfort. We will go back to California in late October where we live. In the meantime we will hold a sincere regard for all of you and shall always feel a comforting thought that we knew your father. Sincerely your friends, G. H. Crofts and wife, 445 Verdugo Ave., Burbank, Calif. The above letter brings out the sentiments of all who knew this good man, as he was widely known for his true Christian piety. (Poem). A friend.[1]

William B. Davis was the son of Carroll Washington Davis and his 1st wife, Elizabeth Boatwright. William B. Davis was my 2nd cousin 3 times removed
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[1] William B. DAVIS obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 3 October 1929, page 4, col. 5.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Promissory Note from Carroll W. Davis Estate Folder


Documents related to my 2nd Great Grandfather William A. Purvis are very scarce; so when I found this one in the Probate folder #66, Carroll Washington Davis, I was very happy. Sometime after that note, William learned to sign his name and I have one document, from later in life, where he did sign the document.1  

Wm. A. Purvis -Carrol Washington Davis Probate

Four years after the date hereof we or either of us
promise to pay D. R. Davis adm. of C. W. Davis
sixteen dollars and twenty seven cts with
interest from the date hereof, the interest to
be paid annually for value Rec’d witness
our hands and seals Apr. 3rd, 1863
                           Wm. A. ( X his mark) Purvis {seal}
                           William Lee {seal}
                           S. D. Timmons {seal}
 
Rec’d of Mr. Pigg $ 3.00 and Mr. Lee $6.65 in
payment in full of this note according to the
sealing. Dec 7th, 1878           E. J. Kennedy








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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-1-19383-29511-14?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-FMS:190567401,190561002,190567402,190625801 : accessed 16 July 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0065-0087 > image 29 of 482; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.












Thursday, July 16, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Will of William W. Gathings, dated March 1903


On this Treasure Chest Thursday we will be looking at the Will of William W. Gathings. 


WmW.Gathings WillWmWGathings, pg 2 -3

Transcription of the Will:
William W. Gathings WillNorth Carolina
Anson County
I, William W. Gathings, of the aforesaid County and State,being of sound mind, but considering the uncertainty of my existence do make and declare this my last Will and Testament.
First – My executor, hereafter named shall give my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives, and pay all funeral expenses, together with all my just debts out of the first moneys which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.
Second – I give and devise to my beloved wife Charlotte Gathings all that tract of land on which I now reside, the same being situated partly in the town of Morven, N.C. and containing seventy-four acres more or less, for her natural life, and a second tract of land in Morven Township Anson County, situated on the waters of Jones Creek adjoining the land of J. C. Hines, Joel Wright, the James Ratliff estate land, and others. The last named tract being two tracts which I purchased from G. W. Ratliff.
Third – I give and bequeath to my wife Charlotte Gathings all the household and kitchen furniture and all other personal property that I may have at my death.
Fourth- I give and devise to my son Thomas C. Gathings, the tract of land on which I now live, subject to the life estate of my wife as devised in a former item of this my will, to have and to hold, to him and his heirs in fee simple.
Fifth – I give and devise to my two and only daughter Sarah Frances, wife of Calvin Deese,  Clara C.,wife of Zachariah Deese, equally and Jointly, share and share alike all that tract of land, situated in Morven Township, Anson County, on the waters of Jones creek, being the same land which I purchased of G. W. Ratliff, the same being subject to, the life estate of my said wife as devised in a former item of this my will, to have and to hold, to them and their heirs in fee simple.
Sixth – My Will and desire is that all the residue of my estate (if any) after taking out the devises and legacies above mentioned, shall be sold, and the debts owing to me collected, and if there should be any surplus over and above the payment of debts, expenses and legacies, that such surplus shall be equally divided and paid over to my said wife and all my children in equal proportions, share and share alike.
Seventh – I hereby constitute and appoint my son, Thomas C. Gathings, my lawful executor to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last Will and Testament, according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and every part and clause thereof – hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. 
In Witness whereof I, the said William W. Gathings do hereunto set my hand and seal, this 29th day of March 1903-
                                                                        William W. Gathings {seal}
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said William W. Gathings to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence, do subscribe our names as Witnesses thereto.
                                                                                R. J. Baucom
                                                                                U. D. Liles
State of North Carolina )
                Anson County} In the Superior Court.
                The foregoing paper writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the late William W. Gathings of said County and State, is this day provided for probate in our said Superior Court by Thomas C. Gathings, the executor named therein, and the due execution thereof is proven by the oath and examination of U. D. Liles and R. J. Baucom, the subscribing witness thereto, who being severally duly sworn according to law, do depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith, that at the date therein named the said William W. Gathings signed his name at the end of said paper writing, and declared the same to be His last Will and Testament in the presence of these Witnesses and that thereupon these Witnesses signed their names thereto as witnesses, in the presence of the testator,and at his request; and that,  at the time of the execution thereof as aforesaid by the testator and the attestation thereof by these witnesses, the said William W. Gathings was of sound mind and memory,of full age to execute a Will and was not under restraint to the knowledge,information or belief of these Witnesses. Therefore let said paper writing be admitted to probate and recorded as the last Will and Testament of the said William W. Gathings deceased-
Done at office Wadesborough this,the 26th day of July A.D. 1909 – when and where the said Thomas C. Gathings qualified as executor, and letters testamentary issued to him.
                                                                Thomas C. Robinson
                                                                Clerk of Superior Court


William W. Gathings died 24 May 1909. He left surviving him, his wife, Charlotte [Jones] Gathings, two daughters, Sarah Frances and Clara and a son, Thomas C. Gathings. Sarah Frances and Clara W. Gathings were married to brothers; John Calvin and Zachariah Deese. 
John Calvin was my Great Grandfather and Sarah Frances was my step Great Grandmother. My Great Grandmother was Louvena Huneycutt; John Calvin first wife who passed away from child birth complications. 
William W. Gathings left his wife and children a grand legacy free from worry. His wife, Charlotte, passed away approximately 14 months later in August 1910. They are buried in the Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina. 



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[1] "North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19387-40801-9?cc=1867501&wc=MDRZ-M6D:169763901,169873501 : accessed 15 July 2015), Anson > Wills, 1904-1920, Vol. E > image 88 of 355; county courthouses, North Carolina.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Cemetery, Salzburg, Austria


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Cemetery photo taken July 17, 2006 in Salzberg, Austria very near to the filming of the Sound of Music.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Military Monday~Drury Boatwright, War of 1812


Drury Boatwright, son of Lewis Boatwright and Sarah Lunday was born in 1778. When Drury enlisted on 21 July 1812; he was 34 years of age. His military record show his age to be 34, that he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, blue eyes, dark hair and a farmer. 1

Page 353
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page 353Apage 353B
Left Pane:
No. 1204
Name: Boatwright, Drury
Rank: Private
Regiment: U.S. Infantry
Co. Commander: Capt. Wm. Chisolon
Regt. Commander: Col P. Jack
Height, feet: 5
Height Inches: 9
Eyes; Blue
hair: Dark
Complexion: Yellow
Age: 34
Occupation: farmer
Town: Cumberland
State: Va.
Right pane:
When: July 21, 1812
Where: Elberton
By Whom: Capt. Chisolon
Period: July 20, 1817
Remarks: Mostly related to duty rosters and Muster rolls, there were in Savannah, Georgia with Capt. R. Whartenby’s Company.

Drury Boatwright married Levicia Thurman after his release from Military service in or about 1816. He died sometime in the year 1832. Two documents I have found  substantiate this death date: 2 3
  • Headline: Legislative Acts/Legal Proceedings Paper: Charleston Courier; Charleston, South Carolina, 27 October 1832, Page 2; Minutes of the Meeting of the House and Senate contained comments that Drury Boatwright, deceased to be replaced on the Elections District Vice mangers.

    In Chesterfield, at Blakeley’s Store, John W. Hudson, vice Murdoch Ray, removed; At Archibald Johnson’s, Hector M’Neil, vice Drury Boatwright, deceased;….
Based on these minutes from the House & Senate Meeting on 23-24 October 1832, we know that Drury Boatwright died before this date. We are still missing an EXACT date for his death.  We also know that he was alive at the enumeration of the 1830 Census. 4

The Pension file of Levicia Thurman Boatwright Gulledge: 


Drury Boatwright Death date
"Claimant previously married to Drewery Boatwright, died in 1832".

Drury Boatwright was buried in a family cemetery but in the 1974 during road construction it was necessary to move his interment to Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. His original tombstone with his named misspelled as “Brury” was also moved.5

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Photo Courtesy of Sharon F. Corey
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Photo Courtesy of Sharon F. Corey



After his death, Levicia his widow, married Obadiah Gulledge in the Fall of 1839.

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[1] Ancestry, "WAR of 1812 Service & Pension Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 3 June 2014), entry for Drury Boatwright, Private; U. S. Infantry, Capt. R. Whartenby’s Company; http://www.fold3.com/image/310979052/.
[2] Legislative Acts/Legal Proceedings obituary, The Charleston Courier, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 27 October 1832, Page 2. Minutes of the Meeting.
[3] Ancestry, "WAR of 1812 Service & Pension Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 10 July 2015), entry for Obadiah Gulledge Service, Levicia Gulledge Pension File, Private; U. S. Infantry; http://www.fold3.com/image/247/313432689/.
[4] Drury Boatwright, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 10 July 1974, Military Records Tells Story of Two Pioneers.
[5] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 November 2010); Memorial page for Brury Boatwright; (1778–1832); Find a Grave memorial # 18965059, Citing Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Census Sunday~1920 United States Census for the James A. Brock household, Chesterfield County, South Carolina


For this Census Sunday post we will look at the 1920 United States Census for the James A. Brock household, Chesterfield County, South Carolina:

1920 Census Chesterfield

The James A. Brock household is #6, Lines 22-28. 
1920 James A. Brock
James A. Brock Household

James Alexander “Zannie” Brock was the son of David Brock and Eliza Jane “Jannie” White. His grandparents were Alexander Brock and Timmrah White.

Zannie married Lucretia C. Brock daughter of Samuel Washington Brock and Sarah Jane Lee. They were married on 8 December 1912 at Chesterfield, South Carolina. [Lorena in this census is an error] 

At the time that this Census was enumerated Zannie and Lucretia has three children:
  • Gertrude, Daughter, age 6
  • Elma M., Daughter, age 4
  • Edmond B., Son, age 1
Also in the household are two elderly females; Jannie and Lizze Brock.
  • Jannie Brock is Sarah Jane Lee Brock, the Mother of James Alexander “Zannie” Brock
  • Lizzie Brock is the Aunt of James Alexander Brock. She is the oldest sister of his father David Brock and the oldest child of his grandparents Alexander and Timmrah White Brock.
Here in one household we have family members from 4 generations of Brocks from Chesterfield County.





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[1] 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 35, Page: 18A/52 (stamped); Line 22, Dwelling NL, Family 6, Household of James A. [Alexander] BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 30 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday’s Spotlight~Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Previtte


John Henry Previtte was born on 19 Jul 1873, a son of John Washington Previtte and Elizabeth “Bettie” Davis Previtte. He was the seventh of eleven children with 5 sisters and five brothers.

In 1896, John Henry married Mary Huldah Davis, a daughter of Elisha Blakely Davis and Mary Jane “Molly” Eddins. Mary Huldah was 3 years younger than her husband and was age 20 when married.

On 1 October 1899 their first child a son was born. They would have 6 children; four daughters and two sons.

The children of John Henry Previtte and Mary Huldah Davis are:

i. Henry E. Previtte was born on 1 Oct 1899 in Anson County, North Carolina.He died on 1 Aug 1900 at the age of 0 and was buried on 1 Aug 1900 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Mary Elizabeth Previtte, born 1 Jul 1903, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Joseph Luther Morris; died 24 Dec 1989, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
iii. Joanna "Annie" Previtte, born 1 Nov 1905, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Otto Goldman Russell; died 3 Nov 1979, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
iv. Jesse Walter Previtte was born on 31 May 1908 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina. He died on 2 Sep 1971 at the age of 63 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was buried on 4 Sep 1971 in Patrick, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Lula May Previtte, born 28 Sep 1911, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Gordan Garrison Gardner; died 14 May 1993, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Bessie L. Previtte, born 7 Sep 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Allen J. Crowley; died 13 Nov 1981, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.


Mary Huldah Davis Privette passed away on 13 September 1933. Her death certificate shows that she died suddenly. Huldah was buried at Zoar United Methodist Church cemetery. 1 2 3
 
DC - Hulda Davis Previtte

John Henry Previtte died 28 June 1951 in Chesterfield, South Carolina. His death certificate shows his death was due to Arteriosclerosis. A review of John Henry’s death certificate reveals a fact that I was not aware of – it lists his wife as Mrs. Emma Tucker. 4 5 6

DC-John Henry Previtte

John was buried beside his wife, Huldah Davis Previtte, at Zoar United Methodist Church cemetery.

John Henry Previtte is my Great Grand Uncle; the brother of my Great Grandmother Mary Hulda Previtte Purvis.











 
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1. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Huldah Davis Privette.
2. North Carolina, death certificates # Book 20, Page 170 (13 September 1933), Huldah Davis Privette; http://www.Ancestry.com, Anson County, North Carolina.
3. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 August 2014); Memorial page for Mary Huldia Davis Previtt; (11 March 1876–13 September 1933); Find a Grave memorial # 47276599, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
4. John H. Privette, death certificate 011361 (28 June 1951), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
5. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 846. Tombstone of John Henry Previtt; 19 July 1873–28 June 1951, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 June 2012); Memorial page for John Henry Previtt; (19 July 1873–28 June 1951); Find a Grave memorial # 47276572, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
CENSUS:
1. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page: 326B, Line 43,, Dwelling 291, Family 291, Household of John PRIVOTT; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
2. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #21, Page: 101A; Line 30, Dwelling 309, Family 315, Household of John H. PRIVETT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 27 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
3. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0012, Page: 7B/182 (Stamped); Line 88, Dwelling 35, Family 35, Household of John H. PREVITT; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 August 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
4. 1920 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 12, Page: 11A/177 (stamped); Line 46, Dwelling 144, Family 147, Household and d of John H. PREVITT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 August 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T625, Roll: 1283.
5. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 18, Page: 7B/28(stamped); Line 96, Dwelling 131, Family 132, Household of John H. PREVITT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 6 August 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_Roll: 1672.


















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