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Welcome

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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Carolina Family Roots Will take a Temporary Break.


Readers, subscribers and follwerers, for the past six weeks I have been experiencing extreme pain related to a pinched nerve. I have gone through x-rays, CT of the Lumbar Spline with Contrast and a DG Myelography of the lumbar.

The DG Myelography of the lumbar was completed Yesterday and I'm waiting on consultation with my Orthedpedic Doctor.

I ask you to bear with me during this low point in in our lives, keep (my wife Melba and me) in you prayers and I will be back posting as soon as possbile.

Thank you,

Charlie   

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~1st Sgt. John E. Sellers

1st Sgt. John E. Sellers
b. ca 1833
d. 28 May 1864
bu. McNair Family Cemetery
44702522_125898021580
Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

John E. Sellers was born about 1833 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, a son of Elijah Sellers and Sarah Purvis. He was the fourth born of seven children with 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Both he and his younger brother, Elijah Sellers were Killed in Action (KIA) on 28 May 1864 at the Battles of Haw’s Shop also known as the Battle of Enon Church.1 2

John E. Sellers enlisted on 26 December 1861 at Cheraw, South Carolina as a 3rd Sgt. into Company “A”, Rutledge’s Regiment Cavalry, also known as 4th cavalry. He was Promoted to 2nd Sgt on 1 December 1862 and to 1st Sgt prior to May-June 1863.  

Both John E. and Elijah Sellers are shown as buried in the McNair Family Cemetery. Elijah was married to Harriett E. daughter of Neil McNair and Mary Crawford. John E. Sellers was never married.

Page 10-John E. Sellers
Company Muster Roll with Death Date.






















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[1] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 12 June 2014), entry for John E. Sellers, 1st Sergeant; 4th Regiment, SC Cavalry; Confederate.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 June 2014); Memorial page for John E. Sellers; (1833–1864); Find a Grave memorial # 44702522, Citing McNair Family Cemetery; Ruby, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Abraham Parr Descendants Selling Estate Lands to William Turnage

 
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 Land Deed, Deed Book 10, pages 547-548 between the descendants of Abraham Parr to William Turnage.1
 
Parr Land Deed, Page 547
John Boone, Mary Boone}
John Purvis, Rebecca Purvis}
William Crowley, Emeline Crowly} Deed
and Samuel Parr }
To
William Turnage.

State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
Know all men by these presents that we John Boone and wife Mary A. Boone, John Purvis and wife Rebecca Purvis, William Crowley and wife Emeline Crowley and Samuel Parr heirs and distributees of Abraham A. PARR deceased in the State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred dollars to us in hand paid at and before the sealing of these presents by William Turnage in the State and County aforesaid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have granted bargain sell and release unto the said William Turnage all that piece parcel or tract of land lying situate and being in the county and state aforesaid and bounded by lands of Alex McQueen, Arch Currie & others containing Forty Acres more or less reference to a deed from Stephen Jackson Sheriff to Abraham A. PARR dated sixth day of March Eighteen hundred and fifty-two will more or less fully appear_______ Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining. To have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said William Turnage his heirs and assigns forever. And we do hereby bind ourselves our heirs Executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said William Turnage his heirs and assigns and against ourselves our heirs and all and every other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness our hands and seals this 16th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three.
Signed, Sealed and delivered                               John Boone
in the presence of                                                Mary A. Boone
W. J. Hanna                                                         John X Purvis
W. D. Craig                                                          Rebecca X Purvis
                                                                           William X Crowley
                                                                           Emeline Crowley
                                                                           Samuel X Parr

State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
Personally appeared before me W. J. Hanna and made oath that he saw the above named to wit: John Boone, Mary A. Boone, John Purvis, Rebecca Purvis, William Crowley, Emeline Crowley and Samuel Parr sign seal and as their act and deed deliver the within written deed and that he with W. D. Craig witnessed the same.
Sworn to before me this}
10 Dec. 1890}
J. D. Evans {LS}                                                 W. J. Hanna
Deputy Clerk}




The parties named within this land deed (Mary A. Parr Boone, Rebecca Parr Purvis, Emeline Parr Crowley and Samuel Merkerson Parr) are all  children of Samuel Parr and his wife Elizabeth Harris. They are the grandchildren of Abraham N. Parr.
 
 













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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 10: page 547 & 548, John Boone, Mary Boone, John Purvis, Rebecca Purvis, William Crawley, Emeline Crawley and Samuel Parr To William Turnage; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina































Saturday, April 18, 2015

Surname Saturday~Walter, 3 Wives and Eleven Children


Walter Joseph Johns Sr. was born on 2 Aug 1883. On his World War I Draft Registration Card Walter lists his birth date as 2 August 1878 in Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina.1 The birth date recorded on this form is definitely a bogus date. His Father was unmarried in 1880 and his alleged Mother was single and only age 10 according to the 1880 Census. In the 1900 census his birth is recorded as August 1883; definitely a more accurate date.2

Walter Joseph married Arletha Quick, on 2 February 1914 in Marlboro County, SC. Arletha Quick was born September 1894, a daughter of William Quick and Sabre Cope.3

Walter Joseph Johns and Arletha Quick had the following children:
        i.    Blanche Johns was born on 2 Sep 1914 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.4 She died on 22 Aug 1915 at the age of 0 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 5        ii.    William Fletcher Johns Sr., born 15 Oct 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 5 Apr 1988, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.6 7
        iii.    Huey Johns was born on 21 Jun 1917 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 26 Jun 1917 at the age of 0 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 8
        iv.    Walter Joseph Johns Jr., born 7 Sep 1918, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 8 Jul 1985, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.9
        v.    Glennie Johns, born 22 Sep 1920, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 13 Feb 1998, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.10
        vi.    Monroe Johns19 was born on 19 May 1924 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina
. He died on 10 Feb 2000 at the age of 75 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.11Never married.
        vii.    Henry Joseph Johns was born on 6 Mar 1927 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He died on 14 Oct 1927 at the age of 0 in McColl, Marlboro, South Carolina.
12

Walter Joseph Johns second wife was Blanche Scott. 13

Walter Joseph Johns Sr. and Blanche Scott were married on 10 Aug 1927 in Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina. Blanche is not listed in the household in the 1930 census and Walter Joseph Johns is listed as a widow. [It is presumed that she died probably with childbirth complications; but no evidence has been found as to her demise.]
No known children have been found for this union. 

Walter Joseph Johns third wife was Ellen Grooms, daughter of John Grooms and Jane Purvis.14

Walter Joseph Johns Sr. and Ellen Grooms were married on 22 Aug 1933 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Ellen Grooms, daughter of John Grooms and Jane Purvis, was born on 2 Dec 1900 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 4 Jun 1974 at the age of 73 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She was buried on 6 Jun 1974 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 15

Walter Joseph Johns and Ellen Grooms had the following children:
         i.    Louis Johns, born 6 Jul 1934, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 10 Oct 2008, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.16
        ii.    Fannie Lee Johns was born on 17 Apr 1936 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She died on 31 Jul 1955 at the age of 19 in Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina.17
        iii.    Margaret Johns, born 20 Feb 1940, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 24 Jan 2010, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.18        iv.     Mary Catherine Johns was born on 20 Feb 1940 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 30 Mar 1940 at the age of 0 in  Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
19

Walter Joseph was married three times. Between these three unions are eleven known children; all listed above with their respective parents. 

Walter Joseph Johns was my Grand Uncle.












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[1]. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 12 April 2014), Walter Johns; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, County: Chesterfield; Roll: 1852503.
[2] 1900 U. S. Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, ED 87, page 55A, dwelling 365, family 383, Household of Joseph John.
[3] Walter JOHN and Arletha QUICK, (2 February 1914), Civil Records - Marlboro County, SC: Folder #1025; Probate Office, Bennettsville, South Carolina.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 September 2012); Memorial page for Blanch Johns; (2 September 1913–22 August 1915); Find a Grave memorial # 50688201, Citing Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[5] Blanch John, death certificate 015653 (22 August 1915), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[6] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 July 2013); Memorial page for William F. Johns; (15 October 1915–5 April 1988); Find a Grave memorial # 45509146, Citing Crown Point Cemetery; Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA.
[7] Ibid.
[8] Huey JOHNS, death certificate 010617 (26 June 1917), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[9] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 May 2014); Memorial page for Walter Joseph Johns [Jr.]; (7 September 1918–8 July 1985); Find a Grave memorial # 139862229, Citing Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[10] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 July 2011); Memorial page for Glennis Johns Boone; (22 September 1920–15 February 1998); Find a Grave memorial # 38386493, Citing Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[11] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 May 2014); Memorial page for Monroe JOHNS; (19 May 1924–10 February 2000); Find a Grave memorial # 64946776, Citing Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[12] Henry J. Johns, death certificate 017029 (14 October 1927), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[13] Walter JOHNS and Blanch SCOTT, (10 August 1927), Civil Records - Marlboro County, SC: Folder #; Probate Office, Bennettsville, South Carolina.
[14] Walter JOHNS and Ellen GROOMS, (22 August 1933), Civil Records - Marlboro County, SC: ; Probate Office, Bennettsville, South Carolina.
[15] 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0035, Page: 1A/93(stamped); Line 12, Dwelling 3, Family 3, Household of Jane GROOMS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 12 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
[16] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2012); Memorial page for Louis Johns; (6 July 1934–10 October 2008); Find a Grave memorial # 100545115, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[17] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Fannie Lee Johns (17 April 1936–31 July 1955), Memorial # 50786750.
[18] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 April 2013); Memorial page for Margaret Johns James; (20 February 1940-24 January 2011); Find a Grave memorial # 100545919, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[19] Catherin JOHNS, death certificate 004036 (30 March 1940, age 1/12), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
Census Referenced:
1. 1900 U. S. Census, Marlboro County, South Carolina, population schedule, Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, ED 87, page 55A, dwelling 365, family 383, Household of Joseph John.
2. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Courthouse, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0037, page 149, dwelling 400, family 400, Household of Joe John; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0035, Page: 1A/93(stamped); Line 12, Dwelling 3, Family 3, Household of Jane GROOMS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 12 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
4. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, McFarlan, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 15, page 1B, Line 87, dwelling 18, family 18, Household of Walter Johns; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_Roll: 1672.
5. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 13-19, Page 5B; Line 69, Household #73, Household of Walter JOHNS.
 

























Friday, April 17, 2015

Anna J. Douglass Sellers Final Resting Place


Phillip Albert Sellers, son of Elijah Sellers and Sarah Purvis died 6 April 1896 leaving his wife Anna J. Douglass and  seven of his eight children surviving him.1

In the 1900 Census for Chesterfield County, Anna J. Sellers can be found in the Courthouse Township with three of her surviving children; Hardy, age 24, Daniel C., age 20 and Mary, age 15.2

In 1910, she was living in Green Bay, Covington County, Alabama with her daughter Sarah Jane “Sallie” and son-in-law, Benjamin J. Hilton.3 

I had reports that Anna Jane Douglass Sellers passed away in 1914 in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama but no confirmation of these facts. Her death date as reported on her FindAGrave Memorial is 7 February 1914. She is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Elba, Alabama. I could not find her in the Alabama 1881-1974 Death and Burial Index.4


The FindAGrave Memorial for Anna J. Douglass Sellers may be viewed by clicking on this link - Find A Grave Memorial# 91661381




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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Death date, Phillip Albert Sellers; SC Archives & History, Columbia, South Carolina.
[2] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0020, Page: 9A/81 (stamped); Line 38, Dwelling 164, Family 164, Household of Annie J. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 April 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
[3] 1910 U. S. Census, Covington County, Alabama, population schedule, Green Bay, Covington County, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) 0056, Page: 17A/90 (stamped); Line 14, Dwelling 196, Family 196, Household of Benjamin J. HILTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 April 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_9.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 April 2015); Memorial page for Anna Jane Douglass Sellers; (19 September 1845–7 February 1914); Find a Grave memorial # 91661381, Citing Evergreen Cemetery; Elba, Coffee County, Alabama, USA.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage License Samuel Atkinson and Lecty Huneycutt


Lecty Huneyctt is the baby daughter of my 2nd Great Grandparents, James W. Huneycutt and Sarah Elizabeth “Salle” Page Huneycutt. Lecty is my Great Grand Aunt.

In  the 1910 Census for Stanly County, NC, she is married to Samuel Atkinson and has two children in their household. In the Census it’s reported that they had been married for 9 years and had 3 children, 2 living. So for many years my database fact for Lecty and Samuel marriage has been, “Married abt 1901, Stanly County, North Carolina.” 

The search for their marriage license has been ongoing for years and this past week I was successful in finding their Marriage License in Anson County, North Carolina. 

Marriage License - Samuel Atkinson & Lecty Huneycutt

Samuel Atkinson and Lecty Huneycutt were married on 8 May 1902  by Justice of the Peace D. A. McGregor at Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

Witnesses were: John H. Eddins and Dan Sanders. Zack Deese applied for license for the couple.  Zack Deese is the brother of John Calvin and Henry Harrison that married Lecty sisters Louvena and Nellie Isabelle Huneycutt.










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[1]  "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXTT-XVG : accessed 16 April 2015), Jas Hunneycutt in entry for Samuel Atkinson and Lecty Hunneycutt, 08 May 1902; citing Anson, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 296,690.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Chas. S. Phillips and Others to E. Phillips and Others




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 an Anson County Land Deed – Chas. S. Phillips and Others to E. Phillips and Others.1

DEED BOOK 21, PAGE 614

DEED BOOK 21, PAGE 615
Chas S. Phillips & Others to E. Phillips & Others
This indenture made and entered into this the 25th day of November AD 1881, by and between Charles S. Phillips and Miles W. Porter wife Mary Ella Porter, parties of the first part, and (1) Elizabeth Phillips (2) Mary Ann Phillips, (3) Lively Phillips, (4) Rachel Sellers wife of Joel Sellers, 5 Sarah Jane Talton wife of C. M. Talton, parties of the second part. All of the County of Anson and State of North Carolina, Witnesseth: That for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Dollars to them paid by the parties of the second part the receipt of which is hereby acknowledge, the said parties of the first part have bargained and sold , and by these presents, do bargain, sale, alien, convey and confirm unto the said partied of the second part jointly, their heirs and assigns all the rights, title, claim, and interest which the said parties of the first part has in and to the tract of land hereinafter described, that is to say all the right, title, claim and interact that have in and to said land as heirs at law of Reuben Phillips deceased, and as heirs at law of R. J. Phillips deceased by virtue of a deed of conveyance from Reuben Phillips to R. James Phillips, dated December 1st., 1855, and registered on the registers Office of Anson County, in Deed Book No. 14, on pages 539 and 540. Said land is situate in the County of Anson, State of North Carolina, on the waters of Jones Creek, and is bounded as follows: beginning at a pine on Joel Gulledges’ corner the first corner of said tract and runs N. 89 W. 12.80 chains to a stake the corner of lot No. 1 then S. 30 W. 10 chains to a stake the Beginning of No. 5 then N. 89 E. 35 chains to a stake 8 red oak pointer, then 1 East 11 chains to the old corner 2 pines and a pact oak pointer, then S,. 89 East 20.20 chains to the old corner 2 pines pointer, the with the Gulledges’ line N. 9 E. 19.50 chains to the Beginning containing Seventy Five acres more or less, these boundaries being copied from the registry of the deed above referred to. To have and to hold to them the said parties of the second part jointly, their heirs and assigns, all the title, right, claim and interest in and to the above described land, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging. In testimony whereof the said Charles S. Phillips and Miles W. Porter and wife Mary Ella Porter partied of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date first above written.     Charles S. Phillip {seal}
                                                M. W. Porter {seal}
J. T. Lowry                               Mary E. Porter {seal}

Personally appeared before me J. T. Lowry, Justice of the Peace of Anson County, Miles W. Porter and Mary Ella Porter his wife and acknowledges the due examination of the foregoing deed of conveyances, and the said Mary Ella Porter being by me privately examined, separate and apart from her said husband, touching her voluntarily execution of the same doth state that she signs the same freely and voluntarily , without fear or compulsion of her said husband, or any other person and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto. Witness my hand and seal, this 28th day of November 1881.
                                                                       J. T. Lowry, J. P.

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I, J. C. McLanchlin, Clerk of Superior Court for said county of Anson, do hereby certify that the due execution of the foregoing deed of conveyance (beginning Page 615) by Charles S. Phillips, one of the grantor therein named was proven before me this day by the Oath and examination of J. T. Lowry, the subscribing witness thereto. And the foregoing certificate of J. T. Lowry, a Justice of the Peace of said county touching the execution of said deed by the other grantors therein names, is adjudged to be in due form and according to law. Let the deed, with these certificates, be registered. This January 7th A.D. 1882.                                         John C. McLanchlin
                          C.S.C. and Judge of Probate
January 7thy 1882 Then the forgoing Deed & certificates came into my hands & were duly registered.
                                                               P. J. Coppedge.
                                                               Register of Deeds

Land deeds are a valuable resource in the research of our families. Compare the names in the above Land Deed to those shown on the 1850 Census for Anson County, North Carolina.
1850 Anson County
 
Joel Sellers is my 1st Cousin 4 time removed. This land deed provided the maiden name of his wife Rachel.








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[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: Deed Book 21, Pages 614 and 615, Chas S. Phillips & Others to E. Phillips & Others; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[2] 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Dumas Shop, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 229B(stamped); Line 27, Dwelling 1052, Family 1052, Household of Reuben PHILLIPS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 April 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.

















Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday’s Obituary~Mrs. Carl Gaskins


Mrs. Carl Gaskins was Miss Charlotte Bryte Rivers before marriage, daughter of Frederick William “Fed” Rivers and Charlotte Jane “Lottie” Hurst Rivers.

Carl and Bryte were married on were 10 January 1923; Carl was 30 years old and Bryte had just celebrated her 20 birthday three weeks earlier. 

"Mrs. Carl Gaskins passed away Friday night after an illness of a few weeks. Mrs. Gaskins, aged 24 years, was before marriage Miss Charlotte Bright Rivers. She leaves to mourn her untimely demise, her husband and three little daughters, her mother, Mrs. F.W. Rivers, four sisters and eight brothers. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Hopewell church, by Rev. J.R. Sojourner and Rev. D.A. Brown." 1

After four short years of marriage and three daughters, Bryte passed away on 22 January 1927 after suffering 35 days with Typhoid fever. She was buried at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. 2 3

DC- Bright Rivers







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[1] Mrs. Carl Gaskins obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 27 January 1927, page 1, col. 4.
[2] Bright Gaskins, death certificate 000424 (22 January 1927), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 21 April 2014); Memorial page for Daisy Bright Rivers Gaskins; (27 December 1902–22 January 1927); Find a Grave memorial # 42836979, Citing Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday’s Faces From The Past~Fed and Lottie Rivers


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Fed and Lottie Rivers
Photo Courtesy of Kathy Lee


Frederick “Fed” William Rivers (13 Nov 1857-13 Jul 1925) and Charlotte Jane “Lottie” Hurst Rivers (20 Nov 1865-14 Mar 1928). They were married 12 February 1882 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. They are the parents of 18 children; 9 sons and 9 daughters.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage of Phillip A. Sellers and Sarah Jarman


Phillip A. Sellers and Sarah “Sallie” Jarman were married on 22 December 1889 at her Father’s home in the Gulledge Township of Anson County, North Carolina. Seven years later, Phillip passed away on 11 April 1896. 1 2

During the seven years that Phillip and Sallie were married they had three children. They were:
  • Robert Earl Sellers, b. 7 Nov 1891
  • David Manley Sellers, b. 4 Sept. 1893,
  • William Arnold Sellers, b. 4 July 1895
Phillip A Sellers-Jarman Marriage

State of North Carolina, Office of Register of Deeds
Anson County, Decr 19th 1889
To any ordained Minister of any Religious Denomination or to any
Justice of the Peace for Anson County
1 D. J. Neal having applied to me for a licensee for
Marriage of 2 Phillip A. Sellers of Anson County, age 3 26 years
Color White, the son of 5 David Sellers and 6       Sellers
The father now 7 Dead, the Mother 8 living resident of 9 Anson County
And 10 Sallie Jarman of Anson County, aged 11 19 years
Color 12 white, daughter of 13 J. R. Jarman and 14 Mary A. Jarman
The Father 16 living, the mother 16 living, resident of 17 Anson County.
And the written consent of the said to the proposed marriage having
Been files with
And there being no legal impediment to such marriage known to me, you are hereby authorized, at any time within one year from the date hereof, to celebrate the proposed marriage at any place within the said County of Anson.
You are require within two months after you have celebrated such marriage, to return this license to me, at my office, with your signatures subscribed to the certificate under this License and with the blanks therein filled according to the facts, under penalty of forfeiting two hundred dollars to the use of any person who shall sue for the same.
                                                            W. D. Webb, Register of Deeds


State of North Carolina
Anson County
1 S. J. Flake a 2 Justice of the Peace united in Matrimony 3 P. A. Sellers and 4 Sallie Jarman
The parties licensed above, on the 22 day of Dec. 1889 at 5 J. R. Jarman’s in 6 Gulledge Township, in said county, according to law.
                                                                S. F. Flake, J. P.
Witnesses Present at Marriage
D. J. Neal of Anson Co.
J. F. ?? of Anson Co.
W. ?. Jarman of Anson Co.
1. Name of person officiating 2. If Minister, what denomination, if Justice of Peace, so state 3. Name of man married 4. Name of Woman married 5. Place of Marriage 6. Township 7. At least 3 persons present at marriage must sign as witnesses.
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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Anson County Marriages, , Phillip A. Sellers and Sarah Jarman, 22 December 1889; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, North Carolina.
 [2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2015); Memorial page for PHILLIP A. SELLERS; (28 February 1857–11 April 1896); Find a Grave memorial # 32528857, Citing Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery; Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
[3] Anson County, North Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Phillip Sellers (1896); digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 14 January 2015); NL - 1896-Phillip Sellers.




























Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Sarah A. Williams Purvis


Sarah A. Williams Purvis
b 1 June 1830
d. 3 June 1888
bu. Antioch Cemetery
Wife of Geo. Purvis 

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For many years I tried to get information on the second wife of George W. Purvis without success. George and his Wife Sarah are buried in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Rankin County, Mississippi.1  2

Also buried in that same cemetery is:
Sarah E. Purvis 3
b.  18 June 1830
d. 9 June 1906
The inscription on this Tombstone reads: “"Sarah E. Wife of George Purvis"

I had two choices but with no knowledge of the Cemetery and no photos of their burial location I had no way to determine which of these two Sarah’s were the second wife of George W. Purvis (1809-1897).

So this past Christmas the wife and I drove to Dallas to spend Christmas with our daughter and son-in-law. Jackson, Mississippi was on our direct path to Texas. The Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery was at the top of my list of things to do and places to visit.

As you can see in this photo; Sarah A. Purvis is buried beside George W. Purvis.

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George W. Purvis was born in 1809 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He migrated with his family to Mississippi about 1818. he first married Mary Ann Patrick on 19 October 1838. Mary Ann died about 1859. 4

After the death of Mary Ann, George married Sarah A. Williams Huff on 31 August 1867. She was previously married to Washington G. Huff who perished in the Civil War. George and Mary Ann had eight children. Sarah brought three of her four children into the marriage and together George and Sarah had two additional children, both boys. 5

Sarah died on 3 June 1888 leaving George to raise their two sons; John S. Purvis, age 20 and Robert Washington Purvis, age 13. Sarah and George are buried in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.6









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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2015); Memorial page for George W. Purvis; (1810–1897); Find a Grave memorial # 13976654, Citing Antioch Cemetery; Rufus, Rankin, Mississippi.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2015); Memorial page for Sarah A. William Purvis; (1 June 1830–14 June 1888); Find a Grave memorial # 12849451, Citing Antioch Cemetery; Rufus, Rankin, Mississippi.
[3] Find A Grave Memorial# 62937292
[4] "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 14 January 2015), George Purvis & Mary Patrick; Dodd, Jordan R., comp; Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1838.
[5] "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 14 January 2015), George Purvis & Sarah Huff; Dodd, Jordan R., comp; Marriage Date: 31 Aug. 1867.
[6] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2015); Memorial page for Sarah A. William Purvis; (1 June 1830–14 June 1888); Find a Grave memorial # 12849451, Citing Antioch Cemetery; Rufus, Rankin, Mississippi.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Military Monday~Artie Hurst, Application for Admission to Confederate Home and Infirmary


Artie Elizabeth Hurst was born 22 February 1876, the seventh of eight children to William Monroe Hurst and his wife Mary E. Powell. 1

Her Father, William Monroe Hurst, served with Company D, 6th SC Cavalry, Aiken’s Regiment Partisan Rangers. He enlisted 1 June 1863 and served  for duration of the war with one furlough for unstated sickness. 2

William and Mary married about 1854 and had four children before the War and four children after the war. Artie Elizabeth siblings were 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
In 1908, the SC General Assembly established a Confederate Infirmary for elderly CSA veterans their wives, widows and children. To qualify the veteran had to be at least 70 years old and destitute.

“The state opened the Confederate Home and Infirmary in Columbia in 1909 to house two infirm and destitute veterans from each county. Widows and wives were admitted beginning in 1925 and sisters, daughters, and nieces were admitted in later years. The home was closed in 1958.”3

Thus, on 4 June 1951, at the age of 75, Miss Artie Hurst, daughter of William Monroe Hurst, a CSA Veteran submitted her application for admission to the SC Confederate Infirmary. In her application, Artie stated that of her family only two brothers (Phillip Preston and L. Wesley) were living and that they also were old and infirmed.  
Artie was admitted to the Home on 22 June 1951. She died at the Home on 22 February 1955 and was buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarland, Anson County, North Carolina. 4

I wonder how many visits she had from her extended family during the four years she remained at the Home. Columbia, South Carolina is about 84 miles SW of Chesterfield, South Carolina. Seven siblings is a lot of nieces and nephews.

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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2014); Memorial page for ARTIE E. HURST; (22 February 1876–22 February 1955); Find a Grave memorial # 35309397, Citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery; McFarlan, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
[2] Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 2 April 2015), entry for W. M. HURST, Private; Company D, 6th SC Cavalry, Aiken’s Regiment Partisan Rangers; Confederate.
[3] http://archives.sc.gov/recordsheld/militaryrecords/Documents/Confederate%20Military%20Records.pdf
[4] MISS ARTIE HURST, death certificate (long) 002371 (22 February 1955), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday’s Faces From the Past~Lavicy Sellers Hurst


Lavicy Sellers Hurst
Lavicy Sellers Hurst
Photo Courtesy of Kathy Lee

Lavicy Sellers was born 14 February 1828, the fist born child of Elijah Sellers and Sarah Purvis. She had five siblings, one sister and four brothers.

Shortly after May 1860, Lavicy married William “Billy” Hurst. Their first born, a son William B. “Willie” Hurst was born on 30 October 1861. They would raise a family of eight children.

The Children of William Hurst and Lavicy Sellers are:

i. William B. "Willie" Hurst was born on 30 Oct 1861 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He died on 20 Sep 1862 at the age of 0 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
ii. John Thomas Hurst, born 17 Sep 1862, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Violet Welsh, bef 1885; married Theatus Irene Streater, 9 Sep 1885, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 28 Aug 1935, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. Sarah Ann Hurst, born 3 Dec 1863, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John Dupree Lampley; died 14 Jan 1928, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Rochelle Calvin Hurst, born 20 Oct 1864, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Cora Jenny Hearn, 1902; married Clara B. , 1896; died 11 Mar 1950, Tecumseh, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma.
v. Charlotte Jane "Lottie" Hurst, born 20 Nov 1865, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Frederick William Rivers, 12 Feb 1882, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 14 Mar 1928, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Susannah Hurst, born 12 Sep 1866, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married James Michael Watson; died 28 Oct 1931, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. Lucy Hurst was born about 1868 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died before 1883.
viii. Louisa Hurst, born 12 Aug 1869, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John Nelson Jenkins; died 27 Apr 1957, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.









 
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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 May 2012); Memorial page for Lavinia "Lavicy"" Vicy" Sellers Hurst; (14 February 1828–28 October 1898); Find a Grave memorial # 29991679, Citing Hurst Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
2. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 308A; Line 6, Household 393, Household of W[illiam] HURST; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 15 March 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
3. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #005, Page 319C, Line 37, Dwelling 168, Family 168, Household of William HURST; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 15 March 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
4. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 1123. Tombstone of Lavicy Sellers Hurst; 14 February 1828–28 October 1898, Hurst Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Lavinia "Lavicy"" Vicy" Sellers Hurst (14 February 1828–28 October 1898), Memorial # 29991679.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, William Hurst, Sr (8 August 1813–4 March 1884), Memorial # 29991656.
7. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 173B, Line 28, Dwelling 1155, Family 1155, Household of William Hurst; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 15 March 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
8. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Chesterfield, Will Book 2: page 262 William Hurst; Probate Office, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
9. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of William Hurst.
10. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, William Hurst, Sr (8 August 1813–4 March 1884), Memorial # 29991656.
11. "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19388-14807-59?cc=1911928 : accessed 3 April 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0470-0553A > image 923 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.






















Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Household of William James Rivers


William James Rivers was born 13 September 1830, the 1st born son of Frederick C. Rivers and Sarah Ann Hurst. He had an older sister Charlotte and over the next 20 years a total of thirteen additional siblings.

At this point I feel I need to set the record straight  on William’s given name. many have taken it upon themselves and refer to William as William Jasper Rivers. The Family Bible shows that his name IS NOT William Jasper but his correct name is William James Rivers.

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William James Rivers married Lydia Jane Massey on 12 February 1857. He was 26 year of age and she was 21. Their 1st child was born 9 months and 1 day later on 13 November 1857; they called him Frederick William Rivers. William James and Lydia had 3 small children and another one due at the time that William James enlisted into the Confederate Army.

William James enlisted with Company “B’ 26th SC Volunteers in January 1862 and served throughout the duration of the war. His time in the Civil War was uneventful except for several bouts of illness one of which resulted in him being hospitalized.  The birth of his 5th child in September 1864 shows that he was home on furlough around December 1863 or January 1864. His military records shows he revived new clothing on 30 July 1864, just months prior to the birth of his daughter, Mary E. Rivers.  At this point there are 5 children; 3 boys and 2 girls. Sometime after the birth of Mary in September 1864, her older sister Sarah E. passed away in 1865. No known date exist on this death.

After the War, William James and Lydia would have 5 additional children, 3 boys and 2 girls bringing the family total to ten. After the loss of Mary E. in 1865 they would lose son Phillip born  10 Mar 1862 in June 1870. The remaining 8 children; 5 sons and 3 daughters, would reach adulthood and have families of their own.

William James Rivers and Lydia Jane Massey had the following children:

i. Frederick William "Fed" Rivers, born 13 Nov 1857, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Charlotte Jane Hurst, 12 Feb 1882, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 13 Jul 1925, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Sarah E. Rivers was born on 8 Apr 1859 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. She died in 1865 at the age of 6 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. Isaac Berkley Rivers, born 4 Jul 1860, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Effie Wadsworth, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 27 Mar 1913, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Phillip Rivers was born on 10 Mar 1862 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He died in Jun 1870 at the age of 8 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
BIRTH: Loose sheet stuck in Family Bible shows a Date of birth of 10 March 1862 for Phillip H. Rivers. Copy of this page was provided to Kathy Lee by her Aunt Flora Belle Sellers Huntley of Chesterfield, SC.
v. Mary E. Rivers, born 9 Sep 1864, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Phillip Opley Melton; died 21 Apr 1931, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. John Lewis Rivers, born 2 May 1866, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Rosanna Hurst, abt 1888; died 18 Feb 1947, Kingsland,Cleveland Co.,AR.
vii. Jacob B. Rivers, born 17 Nov 1867, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Annie Curtis; died 16 Feb 1924, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
viii. James Alfred Rivers, born 5 Jun 1870, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Martha Elizabeth Ballard, 23 Dec 1894, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 21 Mar 1932, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ix. Nancy Jane Rivers, born 7 Jun 1872, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Hardy Jackson Sellers, abt 1891, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; died 14 Mar 1934, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
x. Margaret Ann "Maggie" Rivers, born 17 Jan 1875, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Steven Lemuel Sellers, 14 Feb 1895, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 26 Dec 1935, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

In his latter years William James spent many hours with his first born grandchild,  Sarah Elizabeth “Bess” Rivers,  daughter of Frederick William Rivers and Charlotte Jane “Lottie” Hurst.  The photo below of William James and Bess, courtesy of Kathy Lee, is one that has survived the years.

William James & Bess Rivers
Sarah Elizabeth "Bess" Rivers and her Grandfather William James Rivers
Photon Courtesy of Kathy Lee


William James Rivers died 17 April 1894; his wife Lydia Jane died 14 November 1897. They are buried  in the Hurst Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.













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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 June 2010); Memorial page for William J. Rivers; (13 September 1830–17 April 1894); Find a Grave memorial # 29992546, Citing Hurst Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
2. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 30 August 2015), entry for W. J. RIVERS, Private; Company "B", 26th Regiment SC Volunteers; Confederate.
3. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, William J. Rivers (13 September 1830–17 April 1894), Memorial # 29992546.
4. William James Rivers Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Marriage - William James Rivers and Lydia Jane Massey; 12 February 1857, Obtained from .
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Lydia Jane "Liddy" Massey Rivers (5 October 1835–14 November 1897), Memorial # 29992570.




















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