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TO CAROLINA FAMILY ROOTS READERS.
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, February 28, 2015

Surname Saturday~Lewis Freeman-Margaret Purvis



On page 104 of the St. David's Parish Register we find - 1853, March 23 at the residence of John Parr, Lewis Freeman and Marr Parr, both of this district.1

Freeman-Parr Marriage
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For many years it has been my belief that Lewis L. Freeman, son of Lewis Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis Freeman married Marr/Mary Parr. 2


But, in late November 2014 I was contacted by Thom Sloan and he had some additional information on the wife of Lewis L. Freeman. In our correspondence he  informed me that “Lewis Freeman was married to Margaret [Frances] Purvis, who was the older sister of my great, great grandfather, William A. Purvis. It appears Margaret lived in South Carolina part of one year in 1850 with the John Parr family, and moved back to Miss. to be counted in the census there. She married Lewis Freeman in 1860 and they had six children.” 3 3A 4

1850 Chesterfield Census


Lewis L. Freeman was born 27 February 1832, the 3rd born child of Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis Freeman. He married Margaret Frances Purvis in 1860. 5

On 21 December 1861 he enlisted into Company E of the 21st Regiment SC Infantry.  He was captured near Petersburg, Virginia  and became a POW on 24 June 1864. He was confined at Point Lookout in Maryland and from there transferred to Elmira, New York in August 1864. He was exchanged on October 29, 1864.6




Lewis L. Freeman and Margaret Frances Purvis had the following children: 7 8

i. Sarah Jane "Sallie" Freeman, born 5 Jul 1861, Inman, Spartanburg, South Carolina; married David Glen Lawson; died 6 Nov 1944, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina.
ii. Lewis Freeman, born 11 Nov 1864, South Carolina; married Ella Mathis; died 4 Jan 1930, Converse, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
iii. Flora L. Freeman, born 5 Sep 1866, Rutherford County, North Carolina; married Richard Francis Daniel; died 25 Nov 1954, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
iv. Nancy Loretta "Nannie" Freeman, born 4 Sep 1869, Rutherford, North Carolina; married John Montjoy; married John Lizah Robbins, 1883; married Marion Columbus Barnett, 1897; married John Calvin Farmer, 1903; died 30 Nov 1953, Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina.
v. John Freeman was born in 1872 in South Carolina. He died after 1900 at the age of 28.
vi. Thomas Clemen Freeman, born 17 Mar 1875, North Carolina; married Naomi Kirby; died 7 Jun 1951, Pacolet, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Lewis L. Freeman died in 20 January 1898 and is buried in the Pacolet First Baptist Church Cemetery; Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.9 Margaret Frances Purvis Freeman died 14 July 1930 and is buried New Zion United Methodist Church cemetery, Laurens, South Carolina.


 
 
 
 
 
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[1] Brent H. Holcomb C.A.L.S., St. David's Parish, South Carolina Minutes of the Vestry 1768-1832,: Parish Register 1819-1924 (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1991), page 104.
[2] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[3] 1850 U. S. Census, DeSoto County, Mississippi, population schedule, Southern Division, DeSoto County, Mississippi; Roll: M432_371, , Page: 313A(stamped); Line 20, Dwelling 4, Family 4, Household of John ROGERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 29 November 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 371.
[3A] E-mail from Thom Sloan, dated 29 November 2014.
[4] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 108B(stamped), Line 28, Dwelling 156, Family 156, Household of John PARR.
[5] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[6] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 18 July 2012), entry for Lewis L. FREEMAN, private; 21st SC Volunteers Infantry; Confederate.
[7] 1880 U S Census, Union County, South Carolina, population schedule, Bogansville, Union County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 151, Page: 443B(stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 272, Family 280, Household of Louis L. FREEMAN; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 30 November 2014); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1242.
[8] 1900 U. S. Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, population schedule, Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0092, Page: 10B/325 (stamped); Line 72, Dwelling 188, Family 197, Household of Louis FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 30 November 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1541.
[9] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 December 2014); Memorial page for L. L. Freeman; (27 February 1832–20 January 1898); Find a Grave memorial # 48414026, Citing Pacolet First Baptist Church Cemetery; Pacolet, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA.
[10] Margaret Freeman, death certificate 012427 (14 July 1930), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
 


























Friday, February 27, 2015

Agreement between W. M. Boatwright and his Children

Transcription of an agreement between William Manley Boatwright and his children after the death of Julia Ann Davis Boatwright in 1911.

I need your help with this document. I know who sent me this document; but, I don’t know it’s source. It may be part of Julia Ann Davis Boatwright’s estate settlement; but, the settlement is not on line at FamilySearch.org. if you know the source of this document, please contact me.

SAMUEL BOATWRIGHT, ET AL.
        TO
W. M. BOATWRIGHT AGREEMENT.
The following agreement was this day entered into by and between Samuel Boatwright, Sarah E. Moore, John Boatwright, Leander Boatwright, Thomas Boatwright Jim Boatwright, and Hunley Boatwright of the first part and W. M. Boatwright of the second part :
Whereas Julia Ann Boatwright departed this life intestate in October 1911, leaving the above named parties as her only heirs at law, and as we desire to settle her estate out of Court and with some agreement to that effect, and as W. M. Boatwright owns one undivided third of all her property and the other parties hereto the remaining 2/3 of same,
NOW THEREFORE;
1st.   We Samuel Boatwright, Sarah E  Moore, Leander Boatwright, Thomas Boatwright, Jim Boatwright, and Hunley Boatwright, hereby agree that our father W. M. Boatwright, shall have for and during the term of his natural life, rent free, our two-thirds interest of all the real estate and other property connected therewith in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, belonging to the Estate of Julia Ann Boatwright and the consideration for same is that our father, W. M. Boatwright, agrees that said parties above named shall have his one third interest in said land at his death.
2nd. That the said W. M. Boatwright fully agrees to all the above and agrees that at his death one third interest in the land of the said Julia Boatwright shall become the property of of  (sic) the parties herein named- same being the children of himself and Julia Ann Boatwright, his wife. Witness our hands and seals this 12th day of October 1911.
Signed, sealed and delivered 

in the presence of.                                Sam Boatwright (Seal)
C. P. Moore                                           S. E. Moore (Seal)
J. M. Rivers                                           J. D. Boatwright (seal)
W. W. Davis,                                         L. L. Boatwright (Seal)
                                                            J. R. Boatwright (Seal)
                                                            Tom Boatwright  (Seal)
                                                            F. H. Boatwright (Seal)
                                                            W. M. Boatwright  (Seal)


South Carolina,
Chesterfield County
     Personally appeared before me W. W. Davis and on oath says he saw Samuel Boatwright, S. E. Moore, J. D. Boatwright, L. L. Boatwright, J. R. Boatwright, Tom Boatwright, F. H. Boatwright and W. M. Boatwright sign seal and execute the within agreement and that he signed his name as a witness thereto with C. P. Moore as to S. E. Moore and J. M. Rivers as to all others.
W. W. Davis
Sworn to before me this Oct 14th 1911
R. E. Rivers (Seal)
Clerk of Court.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Hardy Huntley Sellers



Hardy Huntley Sellers
b. 11 June 1829
d. 12 Jan. 1857
bu.  Gaddy-Sellers Cemetery

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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

Hardy Huntley Sellers is my 4th Great Grand Uncle. He is the first born son of my 5th Great Grandfather Hardy Sellers and his second wife, Levina Gulledge.

Hardy H. Sellers married Mary E. Sinclair on 20 January 1849 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Hardy passed away on 12 January 1857, at the age of 27, leaving his wife and five children; three sons and two daughters. 

Hardy was buried in what is known today as the Gaddy-Sellers cemetery. Only 13 tombstones/graves remains identifiable in some way in this cemetery. Hardy Huntley Sellers tombstone is in bad shape as depicted in the above photo.





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[1] Find A Grave Memorial# 42742669

Monday, February 23, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Estate of John Purvis, 1825, Clarke County, AL.


 
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 selected documents from the Estate of John Purvis, Clarke County, Alabama, 1825. 1

John Purvis, died in  Clarke County, Alabama in year 1825. William L. Thornton was assigned administrator of the Estate of John Purvis. But, who is this John Purvis? Based on research up until this point this John Purvis is thought to be a son of Gilbert Purvis and Effica Howell.


John Purvis, 1825_1
Estate Cover Sheet





1825 estate of John Purvis
William L. Thornton, administrator of the estate









john Purvis, 1825_30
Estate – Page 30

Transcription
The Estate of John Purvis Dec’sd dr to James Purvis for services rendered from Jan. 1825 until March---$19.00

This may be a clue that John died in March/April 1825

State of Alabama }
Clarke County} Personally came James Purvis before the subscribing Justice of the Peace who being duly sworn saith that the above aut. As it stands made out is just and true – Sworn to and subscribed this 22nd of Feb 1826.
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Joel Bell J. P.

Feb 22nd 1826 The Estate of John Purvis Dec’d Dr to Joseph Purvis in the just sum of $20.00 In part for a crop of corn fodder & potatoes

State of Alabama}
Clarke County} Personally came Joseph Purvis before the subscribing Justice of the Peace who being duly sworn saith that the above aut. As it stands made out is Just and true and he the said deponent had no other evidence whereby he could establish the same Sworn to and Subscribed this 22nd of Feb. 1826.
                                                                     Joseph X (his mark) Purvis
Joel Bell J. P.
/End of Transcription





In the first entry on this page, the John Purvis mentioned is John P. Purvis son of James F. Purvis, Sr. This John was born in 1785 and is the husband of Mary Parks.

The second entry James Purvis is James F. Purvis, Sr. This is based on older deeds signed with the same mark which would eliminate the son James born in 1809.

Joseph Purvis is the son of James F. Purvis. He married Elizabeth Cook, had a large family and died before May 1842 in Rankin County, Mississippi. There was an older Joseph that is a Uncle to this Joseph and brother to James F. Purvis, Sr. He died between May 1823 and 4 May 1824 in Simpson County, Mississippi.

Bottom Portion of Page 29
Bottom Page 29, John Purvis Estate
Transcription
Reseivd of William L. Thornton Administrator of The Estate of John Purvis Deseast (deceased) Twenty Five Dollars in part of Said Estate as Legitee of Said Estate Resd by mee Levina X (her mark) Purvis.
Eli L. Thornton
Levina Purvis was bornd the 16 Day of March 1807------ Wm. S. Thornton
/End of Transcription


I haven’t figured out where Levina Purvis fits in this family. She married Isham Ivey, Jr.  and raised a large family of seven children. If you know who her parents were  I would like to hear from you.
 
 
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[1] Clarke County, AL,Clarke County, Alabama, estate case files, 1810-1915; Probate Court, Grove Hill, Alabama, LDS Family History Library Film # 2229240, Frame 1365, John Purvis, 1825, Estate, Box 22, Folder 68, Frame 1365.






















Saturday, February 21, 2015

Spotlight on The Joseph Purvis Family


The contents of this posting is a WORKING FILE compiled by Charles L. Purvis and has been published here today to stimulate Interest and feedback on what is known about the family of Joseph and Elizabeth Cook Purvis.

The parents of Joseph Purvis migrated to Mississippi from Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Joseph is first listed in the 1824 Simpson County, Mississippi Tax rolls where he is recorded with 1 white poll and 2 slaves’ poll. He paid 75 cents in taxes. This tax list tells me that Joseph was at least 21 years of age in 1824. His reported age as shown in the 1830 and 1840 census allows us to compute his birth year to be between 1791 and 1800.
A land deed in Rankin County tells us that his wife was Elizabeth Cook, daughter of John Cook. That same deed tells us that Joseph’s Brother William Purvis married John’s daughter Millie Cook (Hinds County Deed Book 9, pp 531-532).

From the 1830 and 1840 Census we know that Joseph and Elizabeth had a large family of eleven children. We also know that one male in the household has not been identified and because the family composition has not been thoroughly documented that other errors may be contained with this article.

1830 U S Census: Rankin County, Mississippi, Page: 168; NARA Roll: M19-71; Family History Film: 0014839. Household of James Purvis Senior

1830 CENSUS RANKIN COUNTY, MS
1 Male 15-19 ?? Unidentified, could be a younger brother
1 Males 20-29 Joseph Purvis
1 Males 60-69 Poss. James F. Purvis, SR, b. 1760 Or Elizabeth Father, John Cook
1 Female 15-19 Caroline Purvis
1 Female 50-59 Elizabeth Cook Purvis



1840 CENSUS: Rankin County, Mississippi; Roll: 183; Page: 217; Image: 820; Family History Library Film: 0014841; Household of Joseph PURVIS.

1840 Census
2 Males < 5 William Alexander, Joseph
1 Male 10-14 James
1 Male 20-29 ??? Unidentified
1 Male 40-49 Joseph Purvis
2 Females 5-9 Elizabeth, Lucy Ann
3 Females 10-14 Rosanna, Phoebia, Mary
2 Females 15-19 Nancy Jane, Caroline
1 Female 40-49 Elizabeth Cook Purvis


Joseph Purvis died in late 1841-May 1842 in either Rankin or Smith County, Mississippi.
After Joseph’s death in 1841/42 Elizabeth Cook Purvis married Richard Oldham/Odom. No children are known from this union.

The following 10 children have been tentatively identified as the Children of Joseph Purvis and Elizabeth Cook Purvis:

i. Caroline Purvis, born abt 1823, Alabama; married Rev. Thomas Jefferson Franklin, 24 Feb 1845, Rankin County, Mississippi; died 1874, Rankin County, Mississippi.
ii. Nancy Jane Purvis, born abt 1824, MS; married John Odom, abt 1843; died aft 1880.
iii. Mary Purvis, born abt 1824, MS; married Thomas W. Franklin, 6 Feb 1843, Rankin County, Mississippi.
iv. Phoebia Purvis, born abt 1825, Rankin County, Mississippi; married Richard W. Moore, 28 Dec 1844, Rankin County, Mississippi.
v. Rosanna Purvis, born abt 1826, Rankin County, Mississippi; married Edward Walters, 5 Feb 1845, Rankin County, Mississippi.
vi. Elizabeth Purvis was born about 1830.
vii. Lucy Ann Purvis was born about 1835 in Rankin County, Mississippi. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Trinity County, Texas. 1870 CENSUS: Trinity County, Texas; Roll: M593_1606; Family History Library Film: 553105; Page 354A, Line 3, Dwelling 62, Family 67; Mrs. Lucie PURVIS, Female, age 33, born in MS; Leonidas PURVIS, Male, age 12, born in TX and Martha PURVIS, Female, age 9, born in TX.
viii. James Purvis, born abt 1837, Simpson County, Mississippi; married Marina Catherine Bush, abt 1858; died 6 Aug 1864, Civil War.
ix. Joseph Purvis, born abt 1839, MS; married Martha Miranda Viney; died 17 Sep 1862, Sharpsburg, Maryland.
x. William Alexander Purvis, born abt 1840, Mississippi; married Eliza Willis; died 28 Aug 1862, Manassas, Virginia.

The three known sons of Joseph and Elizabeth – James, Joseph and William Alexander- all perished in the Civil War.

If you have any information on their unknown son, b. 1821-1825, I would kike to hear from you.

Likewise, if you are a descendant or related to the following Couples:
  • Caroline Purvis married the Rev. Thomas Jefferson Franklin
  • Nancy Jane Purvis married John Odom
  • Mary Purvis married Thomas W. Franklin
  • Phoebia Purvis married Richard W. Moore
  • Rosanna Purvis married Edward Walters
  • Lucy Ann Purvis or her two children, Leonidas or Martha Purvis, no known husband
and/or have information on these families please contact me at CPurvis1@gmail.com 

If you are related to these families I want to hear from you.







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1. Accession Number: MS0260__.138 - Joseph Purvis; United States Bureau of Land Management "U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907," digital images, US Government, BLM - GLO Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ : accessed, viewed, downloaded January 2011); U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907.
2. 1830 U S Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page 168, Joseph Purvis Household; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_Roll 71.
3. Mississippi, State Archives, Tax Lists; , (Jackson, Mississippi: accessed 27 April 2014), Simpson,Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951; 1824, Box 3764, Image 6 of 276, Line 119, Joseph Purvis.
4. Joseph Purvis, Tax Lists, Simpson, Simpson County, Mississippi.
5. Joseph Pervis, Tax Lists, Simpson, Simpson County, Mississippi.
6. Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, *FamilySearch*, (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 27 April 2011), Rankin,County Tax Rolls; 1828, Box 3753, Image 6 of 7, Joseph Purvis.
7. Joseph Purvis, Various Records, 1820-1951, Rankin, Mississippi.
8. 1830 U S Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, Population Schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page 168, , Joseph Purvis Household.
9. Joseph Purvis, Various Records, 1820-1951, Rankin, Mississippi.
10. Ibid.
11. Bureau of Land Managment, U.S. General Land Office Records,: 1796-1907, (Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007), Joseph Purvis, Accession Number: MS0260__.138.
12. Joseph Purvis, Various Records, 1820-1951, Rankin, Mississippi.
13. Ibid.
14. Ibid.
15. Rankin County, Mississippi, Volume 9: 427-428, Joseph & Elizabeth Purvis of Rankin Co. to William H. Davis; 29 August 1838, Chancery Court, Jackson, Rankin County, Mississippi.
16. Joseph Purvis, Various Records, 1820-1951, Rankin, Mississippi.
17. 1840 US Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, page 183, Household of Joseph Purvis; digital images, www.ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing NARA micro-film Roll: M704_217.
18. Joseph Purvis, Various Records, 1820-1951, Rankin, Mississippi.
19. 1841, Hinds County, Mississippi, Mississippi state census index, No Township Listed, Joseph PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.om : viewed 28 June 2014).
20. Mississippi State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, *FamilySearch*, (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 28 April 2014), Smith,County Tax Rolls; 1841, Box 3747, Image 6 of 17, Joseph Purvis.
21. Joseph Purvis, Various Records, 1820-1951, Rankin, Mississippi.
22. James F. Purvis, Estates, 1828-72, Chancery Clerk's Office, Raymond, Mississippi.
23. Hinds County, Mississippi, , Deed Book 9, pages 531-532, William Purvis and his wife Milly Purvis, and Joseph Purvis & Elizabeth his wife,, 26 March 1836; Chancery Court Files, Raymond, Mississippi.
24. Mississippi, Deed Book 9: pages 531-532, HEIRS of JOHN COOK; Chancery Clerk, (Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi; accessed 2011).
25. 1850, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Simpson County, Mississippi, Page: 289A; Line 9,, Dwelling 27, Family 27 Richard OLDHAM, Household of Richard OLDHAM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : viewed 25 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M432_381.
26. 1850, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Simpson County, Mississippi, ED No ED, Page: 289A; Line 9,, dwelling 27, family 27, Household of Richard OLDHAM/ODOM.
27. 1860 U.S. Census, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page: 31, Line 36, dwelling 226, family 227, Household of Elizabeth ODUM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing NARA publication Roll: M653_423.
28. Hinds County, Mississippi, , Deed Book 9, pages 531-532.
29. 1850, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Simpson County, Mississippi, Page: 289A; Line 9,, Dwelling 27, Family 27 Richard OLDHAM, Household of Richard OLDHAM.
30. 1850, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Simpson County, Mississippi, Page: 289A; Line 24, Dwelling 30, Family 30, Household of John OLDHAM.
31. 1860 U. S. Census, Trinity County, population schedule, Western District, Trinity County, Texas, Page: 310B; Line 22, Dwelling 135, Family 135, Household of John ODOM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 July 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1306.
32. 1860 U. S. Census, Trinity County, population schedule, Trinity County, Texas, Page 354A, Line 3, Dwelling 62, Family 67, Household of Mrs. Lucie PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 July 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1606.




















































Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Lauretta Hurst

Lauretta Hurst
b. 1831
d. 8 August 1863
bu. Hurst Family Cemetery

Lauretta Hurst
Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

Lauretta Hurst was born about 1831, a daughter of  Isaac Hurst and Henrietta “Ritta”  Rivers. Lauretta was the third born of eight children; 4 sons and 4 daughters. 

Lauretta Hurst married George R. Boatwright about 1852; their first born, a daughter named Elizabeth R. was born in 1853. They would go on the have a family of six children; 4 daughters and 2 sons.

Lauretta died 8 August 1863, approximately one year after the birth of their sixth child.  George remained a widower  until his death on 9 April 1894. George and Lauretta are buried in the Hurst  Family Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.1



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[1] Tombstone, Hurst Family Cemetery - Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2012); Memorial page for Lauretta Hurst Boatwright; (about 1831–8 August 1863); Find a Grave memorial # 43479036, Citing Hurst Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Trust Deed between W. A. Purvis and J. C. Marshall and Co.


 
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 Trust Deed  between W. A. Purvis and J. C. Marshall and Co.1

W.A. Purvis to J. C. Marshall & Co.
State of North Carolina}
County of Anson} Whereas J. C. Marshall & Co. of Anson County North Carolina have agreed to make advances to W. A. Purvis of the county of Anson and state aforesaid for purpose of agriculture during the year A.D. 1876 to the value of one hundred dollars and such further amount as the said J. C. Marshall & Co. may deem necessary to be made and whereas the said W. A. Purvis desires to secure to the said J. C. Marshall & Co. prompt payment for the advances made in accordance with the provisions of the Acts of the General Assembly in such cases made and provided ratified on the first day of March 1867 and the Act to re-enact and amend the same ratified March 17, 1873 doth by these presents sell transfer and agree to deliver to the said J. C. Marshall & Co. on the 15th day of October next so much cotton corn and other products raised by him during the present year as shall be sufficient to pay for the supplies to be furnished as aforesaid which conveyance and transfer shall create a lien in favor of the said J . C. Marshall & Co. to the extent of the advances made or to be made upon all crops. The said W. A. Purvis may raise during the present year and for further security the said W. A. Purvis bargains & sells one one-horse wagon with the understanding that if the said W. A. Purvis shall will and truly pay the said J. C. Marshall & Co. for the advances as aforesaid on or before the 15th day of October the said lien shall be discharged and the said property shall revert to the said W. A. Purvis otherwise the said J. C. Marshall & Co. shall have power to take into their possessions all of said property and crop on the farm or elsewhere if removed and sell the same or so much thereof for cash as may be necessary to pay for the advances aforesaid attorney's fees registration and any other expenses incurred in executing this provision first advertising said sale for ten days at three public places in the county. I the said W. A. Purvis do certify that no other lien or mortgage has been given upon said crop or property if this claim is not paid at maturity to bear interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from date hereof to the payment. In witnesseth whereof the said W. A. Purvis has hereunto set his hand and seal this 2nd day of Feby AD. 1876.
Witness:                                                    W. A. Purvis/seal
S.C. Benton

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} In the Probate Court February 4th 1876. The due execution of the foregoing crop lien is this day proven before me by the oath and examination of S.C. Benton the subscribing witness. Let it with this certificate be registered.
John C. McLanchlin
Judge of Probate


Anson County Feby 4, 1876
This day the foregoing crop lien was presented to me for registration and was registered on the 5th in Book 6 page 416 & c.
John Stacey
Register of Deeds



In the above document, William A. Purvis, my 2nd Great Grandfather is signing a mortgage to repay a $100.00 advancement by J. C. Marshall to be used for the purpose of agriculture in 1876.











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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Trust Deed Book 6: pages 416-418, Crop Lien, W. A. Purvis to J. C. Marshall & Co.; 2 February 1876, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday’s Obituary~Mrs. C. B. McNair


Mrs. C. B. McNair
Mrs. C. B. McNair, died at her home near Ebenezer last Monday morning. The News of the death of Mrs. McNair was a distinct shock to her many friends in the town and community. Mrs. McNair was a faithful member of Ebenezer Methodist Church and her life was filled with kindness and good deeds. The influence of her consistent Christian life is a blessed heritage which she leaves to her relatives. Mrs. McNair is survived by one son, Mr. B. E. McNair. The services were conducted by Rev. T. B. Owen. The Advertiser sympathize deeply with the bereaved in this hour of sorrow. [The Chesterfield Advertiser, 8 July 1915, page 3, col 3.]
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Mrs. Calvin B. McNair was Albany Hurst, daughter of Miles Hurst and Thetus Thurman Hurst. She was born on 5 January 1850, the last born of eleven children.

Albany and Calvin B. McNair were married in 1885. Their only child, Benjamin Ernest McNair, was born 6 October 1888.

Calvin B. McNair died 1 August 1905 and his wife Albany died 5 July 1915 from chronic Bright’s disease. Calvin and Albany are buried in the Hurst Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.








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[1] James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001, page 1. Tombstone of Mrs. C. B. McNair; 5 January 1850–5 July 1915, Hurst Cemetery , Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spotlight on the William A. McCall Family


William Alexander McCall was born on 1 Mar 1831 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. His birth is recorded in the McCall Family Bible.1

On 6 January 1851, William A. McCall married Anna Elizabeth Purvis, daughter of James Purvis. Anna Elizabeth Purvis was born 1 Oct 1832 in Chesterfield County, SC. William Alexander and his wife Anna made their home in Cheraw where he maintained his Shoemaker shop. 2 3

William and Anna had three children, 2 sons and a daughter when the Civil War started. During the war another son, who did not survive was born and after the War another son was born.

William A. McCall enlisted 19 Oct 1861 for 3 years into Company “H”, 1st (Orr) Rifles. He also served with Company “F”, 1st SC Art’y. Most of his enlistment was served at Sullivan Island with Detached Services in City of Charleston and at Charleston Arsenal under Col. Orr.4

On 16 February 1865 - William A. McCall was captured at Sampson County, NC. Sent from Newbern NC, by Capt. Perkins, Union Army, to Hart's Island, New York Harbor. He was released 16 June 1865. G.O. #109, dated 6 June 1865.

On 16 June 1865 - William A. McCall, Pvt., 1st SC Art'y signed an oath of allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to at Hart's Island, NY Harbor on 16 June 1865. His place of residence is listed as Chesterfield District, SC. His vital statistics are listed as : -- light complexion, light hair, blue eyes and 5' 8 1/2" tall.

William A. McCall died on 7 Dec 1875 at the age of 44 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.5  He was buried in the St. David’s Episcopal Church cemetery. 5

Ann Elizabeth McCall filed for and was granted a pension for William’s service in the Civil War. In the pension application she stated that William Alexander McCall died 7 December 1875. That they were married on 6 February 1851, she was now 94 years old and had lived in Chesterfield County since 1830. [Note: Though she stated that she was 94 years old, her actually age in 1919 was 88] 6

Anna Elizabeth Purvis died 9 January 1925 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She was 92 years old and passed away at home due to bronchial pneumonia. 7

William Alexander McCall and Anna Elizabeth Purvis had the following children:

i. James Alexander McCall was born Feb 1853 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 7 Sep 1863 at the age of 10 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Sarah Jane McCall, born 24 Jun 1854, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John W. Smith; died 25 Apr 1932, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. John Alexander McCall was born on 24 Oct 1858 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 14 15 16
iv. William Beauregard McCall was born on 20 Aug 1861 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. McCall Family Bible: William Beauregard McCall was born August 20, 1861 He died on 2 Sep 1861 at the age of 0 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. James Francis "Jack" McCall, born 5 Aug 1867, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah Jane Previtte, abt 1889, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 27 Nov 1943, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
 
 
 
 
 







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[1] Family data, William A. McCall Family Bible, Holy Bible, (N.p.: University Press., n.d.); original owned in 2013 by McCall Brothers, [address for private use], Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[2] "Record for Confederate veterans , 1909 -1973," SC Department. of Archive & History (SCDAH), SCDAH Database Search (http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/search.aspx : viewed 20 June 2012), , "Pension application Ann Elizabeth McCall," pages 1 & 2; Series: S126088, Item 02529.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 June 2011); Memorial page for Anne Elizabeth Purvis McCall; (1 October 1831–9 January 1925); Find a Grave memorial # 66227572, Citing Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[4] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 20 June 2012), entry for William A. McCall, Private; Co. H. 1st Orr, SC Rifles & Co. F, 1st SC Artillery; Confederate.
[5] SC Civil War Pension; Anne Elizabeth Purvis, S126088: Confederate Pension Applications
[6] Ibid.
[7] Anna E. McCall, death certificate 000465 (9 January 1925), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[8] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 107A, Line 24, Dwelling 133, Family 133, Household of Nancy McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[9] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 184, Line 3, Dwelling 1255, Family 1255, Household of William A. McCALL.
[10] 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 250A; Line 1, Dwelling 15, Family 18, Household of W. McCALL.
[11] 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #3, Page: 290B; Line 28, Dwelling 16, Family 21, Household of E. A. McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[12] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #18, Page 57A, Line 25, Dwelling 194, Family 205, Household of James McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
[13] 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0033, Page 49, Line 25, Dwelling 25, Family 25, Household of James McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
[14] 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #36, Page 75A, Line 15, Dwelling 276, Family 281, Household of James McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
























Friday, February 13, 2015

Marriage Proof Found in Land Deed


James Rivers was born about 1835 to William Rivers and his wife, Elizabeth “Betsey” Rivers. The 1850 Census for Chesterfield County, SC shows James, age 15, in the household of his father, William Rivers, age 75. 1

1850 Census Willia Rivers 

This is the only census in which James Rivers, born 1835, has been found. Folklore says that he served in the Civil War and was killed in 1862.   I have not been able to confirm his service in the Civil War.

There is a Civil War tombstone and a FindAGrave memorial for James S. Rivers, who served with Company “D”, 6th Cavalry. A July 19, 1862 shows that James S. Rivers was 20 years of age making his birth year to be about 1842, much younger than James Rivers, son of William & Betsey.2

James S. Rivers returned home and is buried in the Rivers cemetery. At present, it is not known what happen to James Rivers, born 1835.

A check of the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database (CWSS), Broken Fortunes, Dark Hours and the Roll of the Dead turned up no viable candidates.

Pre-Civil records for Chesterfield County were destroyed by the Union forces in March 1865. There are very few, if any, records of an ancestor prior to the Civil War.

Available resources are very limited. One of those limited resources is a deed book “recovered” from the bonfire that General Sherman troops used to burn every record within the county. That book is maintained in the Probate Judge Office, Chesterfield County Courthouse and is known as the “Burned Book”. Within that deed book we find, on page 50, a Land Deed between John C. Davis to Thomas C. Davis. 

50 (2)

That Deed, John C. Davis to Thomas C. Davis, on page 50 contains a “Golden Nugget” for a genealogist.

That “Golden Nugget” is:
Nancy A. Rivers

“conveyed to me by Wm. A. Rivers, by deed bearing date 10th Dec 1858. Said
Tract of land being a portion of the real Estate of Britton Dozier, laid off
To Nancy A. Rivers the wife of James Rivers, reference being had to a …”


This deed tells us that the land being sold is the Estate lands of Britton Dozier.
  • That Britten Dozier has passed away prior to date of this deed.
  • That the land being sold was set aside for Nancy A. Rivers.  Thus Nancy is related to Britten Dozier; we know from research that Britton is the Mother of Nancy A. Dozier.
  • That Nancy and James Rivers were married before 10 Dec. 1858.

No record of James or his wife, Nancy has been found after this Land Deed. Folklore claims that James died in the Civil War but this information has not been confirmed.  It is not known what happen to Nancy A. Dozier Rivers after the Civil War. There is no application on file, in South Carolina, for a Widow’s Civil War pension.

In summary, James Rivers, age 15, is listed in the household of William Rivers in the 1850 census for Chesterfield County, SC. A land deed dated December 1858, mentions James and his wife, Nancy A., daughter of Britton Dozier.

James Rivers is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle.

If you have information about James Rivers and his wife, Nancy A. Dozier please contact me through this blog.








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[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, Page 179B, Line 16, family 1242, dwelling 1242, Household of William Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2]  http://www.fold3.com/image/20/65078433/


[3] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, BURNT DEED BOOK: page 50, Land Deed between John C. Davis to Thomas C. Davis Deed; 22 December 1859, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Joe and Tura Hurst


Joseph Thurman “Joe” Hurst
b. 27 May 1867
d. 3 Sept. 1961
Keturah Melvina “”Tura” Bounds Hurst
b. 31 May 1867
d. 9 May 1957
bu. Cedar Point Cemetery
Brownwood, Brown County, Texas
Photo by Ed Walker
Tombstone Photo courtesy of Ed Walker

Joseph Thurman Hurst was born 27 May 1867 in Chesterfield County, SC, a son of Phillip James Hurst and Mary Ann Gainey.1 2

He married, first, Amanda J. “Mandie” Davis, daughter of Thomas Franklin Davis and Rosa Caroline Massey. This marriage took place about 1885. To this union were born 3 children of which two survived to adulthood.

Their 3rd born child was a son, called Joseph. He was either still born or died shortly after birth. Little Joseph Hurst is buried in Zoar Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. His tombstone shows his birth and death as 1890. 3

Sometime around this time period, the Hurst, Gainey, Lisenby, Rivers and other families inspired by tales from relatives in Arkansas decided to make the move themselves. Family tradition says they chartered a train and made the trip westward about 1890-1891. 4

It is almost certain that Joseph Thurman and his wife, Amanda, along with their two surviving children, Thomas Oscar and Mary Eleanor,  were among this group.

By 1900, Joseph Thurman has moved his family again; this time to Collin County, Texas.  Again family folklore reports that Amanda “Mandie” Davis Hurst suffer greatly over the loss of her young son, Joseph back in 1890. Reports are that she passed away during the trip to Collin County, Texas.5 

In 1900, we find the family of four all split up. Amanda has passed away. Their son Thomas Oscar is living in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory; with his relative James Hurst; Mary Eleanor is in the household of a cousin, William J. A. Hurst in Collin County, Texas and their father, Joseph Thurman Hurst is boarding with  Poston H. Franklin and his wife Manda Chapman. 6 7

Between 1900 and and February 1903 Joseph Thurman met his new love, Keturah Melvina Bounds  and they were married on 8 February 1903 in Collin County, Texas. This was his second marriage and her first marriage.8

Joseph and Tura would raise 4 children; 3 sons and a daughter. These children were:9
  • Phillip Carroll Hurst, b. 5 Apr. 1904
  • John E. Hurst, b. 20 Aug. 1905
  • Mary Etta Hurst, b. 28 Aug 1909
  • Joseph Lee Hurst, b. 15 Mar 1914
Keturah  “Tura” Hurst died in May 1957 and 4 years later Joseph Thurman “Joe” Hurst passed away on 4 September 1961. They are buried in the Cedar Point Cemetery, Brownwood, Texas.10 11 









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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 August 2012); Memorial page for Joseph Thurman "Joe" Hurst; (27 May 1867–4 September 1961); Find a Grave memorial # 8895617, Citing Cedar Point Cemetery; Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA.
[2} 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page: 317D(stamped); Line 6, Dwelling 142, Family 142, Household of P. J. HURST; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[3] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 828. Tombstone of Joseph Hurst; 1890–1890, Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[4] Ruth Purvis Baxley, Family Register: Descendants of William J. Rivers (Georgia: Self-published, 13 October 1990), page 41.
[5] 1900 U. S. Census, Collin County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct 4, Collin County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) 15, Page 9B/61B (stamped); Line 73, Dwelling 107, Family 107, Household of Joe HURST; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1621.
[6] 1900 U. S. Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, population schedule, Township 8, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, enumeration district (ED) 129, Page 8A, Line 45, Dwelling 136, Family 139, Household of James M. HURST; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 31 May 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1847.
[7] 1900 U. S. Census, Collin County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct 4, Collin County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) 15, Page 3B/55B (stamped); Line 67,, Dwelling 62, Family 62;, William J. A. HURST; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1621.
[8] Collin County, Texas, 13: 208, J. T. Hurst married Keturah Bounds; FHL microfilm #1289600.
[9] 1920 U. S. Census, Collin County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct 5, Brown County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) 12, Page 7A/222A(stamped); Line 35, Dwelling 123; Family 124, Household of Joseph T. HURST; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 September 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T625, Roll 1782.
[10] Keturah Melvina Hurst, death certificate 41899 (8 May 1957), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
[11] Joseph Thurman Hurst, death certificate 50162 (4 September 1961), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~60 Acres Purchased in Anson County

 

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 post is a Land Deed for 60 Acres of Land purchased by W. A. Purvis from James L. Edwards in December 1871.1


60 Acres, DB22, pg 531-532
Land Plat

James L. Edwards to W. A. Purvis
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} This indenture made this the 21st day of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-one between James L. Edwards of the first part and W. A. Purvis of the second part, both of the county of Anson and State of North Carolina. Witnesseth: The said James L. Edwards in and for the consideration of the sum of two hundred and forty seven and 80/100 dollars ($247.80) to him in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath bargained and sold and by these present do bargain, sell and convey to W. A. Purvis a certain tract of land lying being and situate in the county of Anson and State of North Carolina and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake in the state line 4th comer of R. Gaddy's tract and runs No. 15 W. 38.35 chains to a stake in McGugan's line 3rd comer of the Gaddy tract then No. 88 W. 11.40 chs. (chains) to a stake one pine pointer then south 37.50 chains to a stake in the State line. Then with State line East 21 chains to the beginning containing Sixty (60) acres. And the said James L. Edwards doth hereby warrant and defend unto the said W. A. Purvis his heirs Executor and assigns forever, the right and title to the said land together with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging, against myself, my heirs Executors or assigns, and against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above mentioned.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered
in presence of

Jesse Edwards                                          James L. Edwards {Seal}
                                                                   By S. J. Edwards Agent

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I Jack C. McLancklin Clerk of Superior Court for said county of Anson, hereby certify that the due execution of the foregoing deed of Conveyance to W. A. Purvis by James L. Edwards through SJ. Edwards his agent was proven before me this day by the oath and examination of Jesse Edwards the subscribing witness. Let it with this certificate be registered. This September 28th A.D. 1883.
John C. McLancklin
Clerk of Superior Court

October 1st 1883 then the foregoing Deed and certificate came into my hands and were duly registered.
C.J. Coppedge
Register of Deeds


The above land deed for 60 acres was the first tract of Land that William A. Purvis purchased in Anson County, NC. With this purchase William triple his farming capacity.
The bottom portion of this tract ran along the North and South Carolina State Line. The farm was located south west of McFarland, North Carolina on the west side of Zoar Road.
Both my Great Great Grandfather William A. and his son William James own  land adjoining each other. They worked their little farm together until the late 1880’s at which the land was lost due to their ability to repay mortgages and sold for unpaid taxes. Together they at one time had a pretty good size farm in this part of the county.  
 
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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Land Deed Book 22: Page 531-532, James L. Edwards to W. A. Purvis; 21 December 1871, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

















Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday's Obituary–Ellen Hurst Streater


Ellen Streater Obit
Special to the State.
Chesterfield, Feb. 7 – Thursday morning about 3 o’clock Mrs. Ellen Streater died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J/ T. Hurst.
Mrs. Streater was about 75 years of age. Her husband, W. C. Streater, died in early manhood in 1872. Mrs. Streater was a widow 42 years. There are three surviving children, J. B. Streater and Mrs. J. T. Hurst, of Chesterfield, and Mrs. Thomas Perkins of Cheraw.
For many years Mrs. Streater was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. Late Thursday afternoon the body was laid to rest in the Hurst cemetery a few miles from town. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor the Rev. T. R. Owen, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Tyler.


Mrs. Ellen Streater was the widow of William C. Streater who passed away in 1872.

Born in 1846, she was a daughter of Miles Hurst and Thetus Thurman.  Her surviving three children were - Thetus Irene, James B and Hannah Streater. She was 68 years old. 

She was buried beside her husband in the Hurst Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.







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[1] Mrs. Ellen Streater obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 7 February 1914, page 3, column 3.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Proclamation Oath~Jeremiah Fail

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J. Fail Oath














PROCLAMATION OATH 2
I       J. Fail do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God, that I will here after faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States thereunder; and that I will, in like manner abide By and support all laws and Proclamations which have been made during The existing Rebellion with inference to the Emancipation of Slavery. So help me God.
                                                                        J. Fail
Sworn to and subscribed}
This 28th day of July}
1864, before me. Witnefs my}               Rofh Grungs
hand and Seal. }                               Deputy Collector

On 8 Dec 1863, President Johnson  proclaimed his Amnesty Proclamation program whereby the rights and privileges of all southern sympathizer and solders could have their rights and privileges fully restored.

Jeremiah Fail lived in Wilcox County, Alabama. He was the husband of Elizabeth Sellers, daughter of Samuel Sellers and Alice “Allie” Cook.  They were married on 15 July 1841.

Jeremiah sent a lengthy letter explaining why he should be granted this amnesty and pardon. In that letter, Jeremiah stated he was 60 years old and had a wife and 10 children.
His pardon was signed by President Andrew Johnson  on 8th September 1865. 3

Pardon of Jeremiah Fail
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[1] http://www.nytimes.com/1865/05/30/news/president-johnson-s-amnesty-proclamation-restoration-rights-property-except.html
[2] Ancestry.com. Confederate Applications for Presidential Pardons, 1865-1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
[3] Ancestry.com. U.S., Pardons Under Amnesty Proclamations, 1865-1869 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
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