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Monday, August 31, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed, W. A. Thurman to Rosanna Gainey & 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 1870 Land Deed, W. A. Thurman to Rosanna Gainey & others1.

W. A. Thurman & State of South Carolina to Rosanna Gainey & others


Know all men by these presents that I William A. Thurman of Chesterfield County and State aforesaid, for and in consideration of the sum of Twelve Hundred dollars to me paid, by Rosanna Gainey, John A. Thurman, Miles P. Thurman, Andrew J. Eddins, Thetus Thurman and Elively Ann Thurman of the State and County aforesaid have granted & sold conveyed and released and by these presents, do grant, sell, convey and release unto the said Rosanna Gainey, John A. Thurman, Miles P. Thurman, Andrew J. Eddins, Thetus Thurman and Elively Ann Thurman. All that certain tract or parcel situate in the County of aforesaid (whereon I now reside) on the waters of Deep Creek and Thompson Creek adjoining the lands of Jerusha Gulledge, Phillip J. Hurst, Henry Haney and others. Containing Two Hundred and ninety-two and a half acres more or less - references to Deeds from Lewis Ganey, Alexander ??{illegible}?, and the lines of John Craig, dec'd, will more fully show. Together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining: to have and to hold all and, Singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Rosanna Gainey, John A. Thurman, Miles P. Thurman, Andrew J. Eddins, Thetus Thurman and Elively Ann Thurman their heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, Executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend all and Singular the said premises unto the said Rosanna Gainey, John A. Thurman, Miles P. Thurman, Andrew J. Eddins, Thetus Thurman, Elively Ann Thurman, their heirs and assigns against myself and my heirs and against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof.
In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this Sixteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and Seventy.

                                        William A. + his mark Thurman (Seal)
Signed Sealed and delivered}
in the presence of us
s/ Alfred M. Lowry,

s/ William Moore}
US Stamps account for one Nov. Dollars properly canceled
The State of South Carolina}

Chesterfield County}
Personally comes A. M. Lowry before me and Swears that he saw the within named William A. Thurman, sign, seal, and as his Act and deed deliver the within written deed and that he with William Moore witnessed the Execution thereof.
Sworn to before me}                                 s/ A. M. Lowry
2 May 1870 T. F. Mulloy, Clk. }

Recorded 22 July 1870
Original Deed to M. P. Thurman



William Aaron Thurman, b. 30 September 1796 married Nancy Copeland. Nancy had passed away on 17 November 1843. This left eight children motherless and to be cared for by their father. 2 3
Children Rosa Ann Thurman- (1826-1883)
John Aaron Thurman- (1827-1919)
William A. Thurman- (1828-1864)
Corp. Miles P. Thurman- (1830-1877)
Dorothy "Dolly" Thurman- (1832-1926)
Thetus Thurman- (1833-1911)
Elively Ann "Elively" Thurman- (1835-1913)
Joseph C. Thurman- (1838-1864)

In this land deed 292 1/2 acres of land owned by William A. Thurman is being sold to his children for $1200.00. His son, William A. Thurman died in June 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia. and Joseph C. died in 1864 at the battle of 1864 in battle of Hawes Shop, Virginia. 

William Aaron Thurman died on 19 June 1893 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.45

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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 3: page 134, W. A. Thurman & State of South Carolina to Rosanna Gainey & others; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 June 2014); Memorial page for William Aaron Thurman; (20 September 1796–19 June 1893); Find a Grave memorial # 83556915, Citing Boatwright Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 June 2014); Memorial page for Nancy Copeland Thurman; (7 June 1796–17 November 1843); Find a Grave memorial # 83556963, Citing Boatwright Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[4] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 1071. Tombstone of William Aaron Thurman; 30 September 1796–19 June 1893, Boatwright Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[5] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-29862-58?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-FM9:190567401,190561002,190567402,190590101 : accessed 29 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0023-0064 > image 556 of 709.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Obituary Sunday~Augustus B. Davis Dies


GUS DAVIS OBIT (3)
Drops Dead On Street
Gus Davis Succumbs Suddenly at Cheraw
Special to The State.
Cheraw, March 11. – Gus Davis dropped dead at the corner of Kershaw and Greened streets between 12 and 1 o’clock yesterday. Until recent Mr. Davis had a market in Cheraw, but on account of failing health he had given this up, and for the past few months had no regular business. He was a great sufferer from rheumatism. His death was due to hearth trouble.
Mr. Davis, whose wife died a year ago, is survived by three sons, Clarence, Walker and Barney. Mrs. Ada Johnson and Mrs. Kelly, both of the Teal Mill section of this County.
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Augustus B. Davis was born on 26 August 1861 to William Blakeney Davis and Mary Jane Martin. He came from a large family with 9 siblings; 1 sister and 8 brothers. He married Margaret Odom and they also had a large family of 10 children; 5 sons and 5 daughters.

Augustus “Gus” died on 10 March 1920 most likely from a heart attack. His wife, Margaret, aka Maggie, had died in June 1918. Only 5 of his children; 2 daughters and 3 sons, survived their parents. 

Gus and Margaret are buried in the Peniel Cemetery. 

Augustus B. Davis is my 2nd cousin 3 times removed.


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[1] “The State”, Columbia, South Carolina, Friday, March 12, 1920, page 7; Drops Dead on Street Gus Davis Succumbs Suddenly at Cheraw
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 7 November 2013); Memorial page for Augustus B. "Gus" Davis; (26 August 1861–10 March 1920); Find a Grave memorial # 115680882, Citing Mar. 10, 1920; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Featured Family~Nick Perkins Watson and Susan Ann Davis

   
Nick Perkins Watson was born on 6 Feb 1874 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 He is the son of Thomas Henry Watson and Margaret “Maggie” Hurst. He is enumerated in the 1880-1940 Census for Chesterfield County, South Carolina.4 He served in the military World War I in 1917–1918 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.5 6 7 8
Nick died on 22 Nov 1950 at the age of 76 and was buried in the Chesterfield City Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.9 10 11
Nick Perkins Watson and Susan Ann Davis were married in 1899 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.12 13
Susan Ann Davis, daughter of Isaac Jacob Davis and Isabella Jane Teal, was born on 30 Aug 1880 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.14 15 16 17 18 19
She died on 16 Nov 1959 at the age of 79 and was buried in the Chesterfield City Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.20 21 22
 
Nick Perkins Watson and Susan Ann Davis had the following children:
1. Samuel Dewey Watson was born on 3 Nov 1899 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 23 24 He died on 6 Jun 1973 at the age of 73 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
Samuel Dewey Watson married Dora Middleton. Dora was born on 2 Oct 1898. She died on 5 Dec 1978 at the age of 80.
2. J. Clyde Watson was born on 16 Sep 1901 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 25 26 He died on 16 Oct 1960 at the age of 59 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
3. Isaac Jakie Watson was born on 6 May 1905 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 27 28 He died on 23 Dec 1979 at the age of 74 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
4. Edith Watson was born on 22 Feb 1908 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 29 30 31 32 She died on 6 Aug 1990 at the age of 82 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
5. Infant Son Watson was born on 10 Sep 1911 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He died on 10 Sep 1911 at the age of 0 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
6. Virgil Watson was born about 1914 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 33 34
7. Beverly Watson was born about 1918 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 35 36 37
8. Infant Daughter Watson was born on 16 Nov 1919 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 27 Nov 1919 at the age of 11 days.

Susan Ann Davis, wife of Nick Perkins Watson, is my 2nd cousin 3 times removed.
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1. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 959. Tombstone of Nick Perkins Watson; 6 February 1874–22 November 1950, Chesterfield Public Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
2. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 301C (stamped), Line 5, Dwelling 22, Family 22, Household of Thomas H. WATSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
3. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0019, Page: 5A/63 (stamped); Line 20, Dwelling 85, Family 85, Household of Mims WATSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
4. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page: 26B/152 (stamped); Line 68, Dwelling 465, Family 465, Household of Nick P. WATSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
5. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2014), Nick Perkins Watson; 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, Roll: 1852504.
6. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 40, Page: 23B/179 (stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 419, Family 421, Household of Nick P. WATSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
7. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0018, Page: 3A/61 (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 41, Family 41, Household of Nick P. WATSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.
8. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 13-19, Page: 7B/270 (stamped); Line 76, Household #105, Household of Nick P. WATSON; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 3 June 2014); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3799.
9. Nick P Watson, death certificate 018404 (22 November 1950), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
10. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Nick Perkins Watson.
11. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2014); Memorial page for Nick Perkins Watson; (6 February 1874–22 November 1950); Find a Grave memorial # 35127333, Citing Chesterfield Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
12. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0019, Page: 5A/63 (stamped); Line 20, Dwelling 85, Family 85, Household of Mims WATSON.
13. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County,South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 309D; Line 1, Dwelling 201, Family 201, Household of I. Jacob DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 23 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
14. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Susan Davis Watson (30 August 1880–16 November 1959), Memorial # 35127517.
15. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0019, Page: 5A/63 (stamped); Line 20, Dwelling 85, Family 85, Household of Mims WATSON.
16. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0037, Page: 26B/152 (stamped); Line 68, Dwelling 465, Family 465, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
17. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 23B/179 (stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 419, Family 421, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
18. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0018, Page: 3A/61 (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 41, Family 41, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
19. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 13-19, Page: 7B/270 (stamped); Line 76, Household #105, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
20. Susan Davis Watson, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate 017307 (16 November 1959).
21. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Susan Davis Watson (30 August 1880–16 November 1959), Memorial # 35127517.
22. Ibid.
23. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0019, Page: 5A/63 (stamped); Line 20, Dwelling 85, Family 85, Household of Mims WATSON.
24. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0037, Page: 26B/152 (stamped); Line 68, Dwelling 465, Family 465, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
25. Ibid.
26. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 23B/179 (stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 419, Family 421, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
27. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0037, Page: 26B/152 (stamped); Line 68, Dwelling 465, Family 465, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
28. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 23B/179 (stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 419, Family 421, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
29. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0037, Page: 26B/152 (stamped); Line 68, Dwelling 465, Family 465, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
30. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 23B/179 (stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 419, Family 421, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
31. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0018, Page: 3A/61 (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 41, Family 41, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
32. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 13-19, Page: 7B/270 (stamped); Line 76, Household #105, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
33. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 23B/179 (stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 419, Family 421, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
34. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0018, Page: 3A/61 (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 41, Family 41, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
35. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 23B/179 (stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 419, Family 421, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
36. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0018, Page: 3A/61 (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 41, Family 41, Household of Nick P. WATSON.
37. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 13-19, Page: 7B/270 (stamped); Line 76, Household #105, Household of Nick P. WATSON.





















































Friday, August 28, 2015

Conway Davis Missing In Pee Dee River


Conway Davis, age 27, the son of Carol C. Davis and Janie Irene Gardner Davis, died in a boating accident on Friday, 24th December 1954.  He and two hunting companions, Dewey Hurst and Foster Edgeworth were out duck hunting when they were thrown from their boat after hitting a snag that ripped a hole in the boat.     


All three survived the initial incident and all seemed to be well; Hurst swam to shore and Edgeworth used the boat as a flotation device and floated to shore successfully. 
 
Rescue squads from the surrounding communities of Dillon, Hamlet, Charlotte and men from the Sonoco in Hartsville, where Davis worked, aided in the search. The Sheriff, his deputies and men from Cheraw and Chesterfield were also active in the search. 
 
The accident happen between Cheraw and Society Hill. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, 4 children and his parents.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Jacob Gainey and his Family


Jacob Gainy/Gainey was enumerated in the 1850 Census for Chesterfield County with his wife  and two children along with an older Rebecca Gainey believed to be Jacobs older sister. All members of the household were born in South Carolina. 

1850 Jacob Gainey

A search of local records finds several mentions of the family in the St. David's Parish, South Carolina Minutes of the Vestry 1768-1832,: Parish Register 1819-1924 (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1991). 

1857 [CONFIRMED]1
June 7 This Church was visited by Right Rev. Thomas F. Davis Bishop of South Carolina who confirmed the following persons. viz. A. Miller, Francis Marion McIver, James Harrington Powe, Alexander Gregg, Mrs. Harriet Gainey, Mrs. Alice A. Wilson, Miss Henrietta K. Robbins, Miss Josephine E. Robbins, Miss Margaret Raddy, Miss Elizabeth Raddy & Sally, servant of Rev. A. Gregg.[page 93]


1859 [CONFIRMED]2
May 29 This Church was visited by the Right Rev. T. F. Davis Bishop of the Diocese who confirmed the following persons in the afternoon viz. James Tanzey*, Jacob Gainey, Emma Bryan, Harriet Mills Brock & Fanny Turner. * Removed in 1859. [page 93]
 


1894 [Burial] 3
Oct. 7th In St. David's Church and Ch yard, Jacob Ganey Aged about 80 years. Rev. C. C. Quin of Wadesboro, N. C. officiated the rector being in Europe at the time. [Page 133]

That a minor sample of the entries contained with this small books; there are many more.
Jacob and Harriett are enumerated in three Census; the 1850-1860 and 1880 Chesterfield County Censuses. WE don’t have an exact date for Jacob but based on these three Census he was born between 1822 and 1826. However, we do have a burial date – 7 October 1894. He most likely died on this same date. 4 5 6

1894 {Burial]
Oct. 7th In St. David's Church and Ch yard, Jacob Ganey Aged about 80 years. Rev. C. C. Quin of Wadesboro, N. C. officiated the rector being in Europe at the time. [Page 133]


Additional information was found in the death certificate of Jacob and Harriet's’ son Lewis Gainey, born 2 March 1861 and died 19 April 1915. 7

DC- Jacob Gainey

We learn from the Death certificate above that Lewis Gainey mother was Harriett Parker, Lewis’ birth and death and that he died as the results of Bright’s Disease (Kidney Failure).

We know from the St. David's Parish, South Carolina Minutes of the Vestry 1768-1832,: Parish Register 1819-1924 that Jacob Gainey was buried in the St. David’s Churchyard but no tombstone has been found.

The Little Book St. David's Parish, South Carolina Minutes of the Vestry 1768-1832,: Parish Register 1819-1924 is a real gem and a true treasure.


St. David's
























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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 93.
[2] Ibid.
[3] 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 133.
[4] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page 99A(stamped), Line 38, Dwelling 7, Family 7, Household of Jacob GAINEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 January 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[5] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 181(stamped); Line 34,, Dwelling 1220, Family 1219, Household of Jacob GAINEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 January 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[6] 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina,, enumeration district (ED) 003, Page 298A(stamped), Line 49, Dwelling 159, Family 175, Household of Jacob GAINEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 January 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[7] Lewis Gainey, death certificate 006388 (19 April 1915), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Marriage~Wm. Riley Huneycutt & Lydia Brooks


William Riley Huneycutt was a son of Mark I. Huneycutt and his wife Charity Dry/Drye. He was their 3rd child and was born in October 1830. 

William Riley and Lydia were married on 14 May 1851 in Stanly County, North Carolina.1
 





William Riley and Lydia had six children, 2 sons and 4 daughters. They are enumerated and listed in the 1880 census for the Big Lick community of Stanly County.2

It is not known when William Riley or Lydia passed away. No tombstone, death  certificate or obituary has been found for William or Lydia.

If you have information about this couple, please contact me through this blog.

William Riley Huneycutt is my 2nd Great Uncle.






 
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[1] Microfilm from NC  Dept.Archives and History, Record of marriages by Ministers and JP, Volume 1.\, Stanly County, 1851-1866, 54 pages
[2] 1880 U. S. Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 206, Page: 315C (stamped); Line 19, Dwelling 160, Family 160, Household of William HUNYCUTT Sr; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 August 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 0982.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Edgar Thomas Johns


Edgar Thomas Johns
b.Nov. 19, 1940
d. Feb. 4, 1941
bu. Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery

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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr
Edgar Thomas Johns was the son of  Carl Marion Johns, Sr. and his wife Idelle Ivory Husrt.

Edgar Thomas Johns is my 1st Cousin.















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[1] Find A Grave Memorial# 31686860

Monday, August 24, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Mark Huneycutt to Tobias A. Huneycutt


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 land deed from Mark Huneycutt to his oldest son, Tobias A. Huneycutt.1

Mark Huneycutt to Tobias A. Huneycutt
This indenture made on the 18th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty nine between Mark Huneycutt of the county of Stanly and state of North Carolina of the first part & Tobias A. Huneycutt of the county and state aforesaid of the second part and Mathias Furr of the county & state aforesaid of the third part Witnefseth that whereas the said Mark Huneycutt is justly indebted to the said Mathias Furr in the sum of Twenty dollars due by note and whereas the said Mark Huneycutt is honestly desirous to secure the payment of the said debt. Now therefore this indenture witnefseth that for and in consideration of the premises together with the further consideration of one dollar to the said Mark Huneycutt in hand paid by the said Tobias A. Huneycutt the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he the said Mark Huneycutt hath bargained granted & sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Tobias A. Huneycutt a certain parcel or tract of land lying and being in the county & state aforesaid on the waters of Stoney Run Creek containing about one hundred acres adjoining the lands of Leonard Tucker and others and more fully described in a grant to Mark Huneycutt bearing date the 28th day of Sep 1848 to have and to hold the said lands & tenements and the appurtenances there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining to him the said Tobias A. Huneycutt his heirs and afsigns in fee simple forever … and discharged of any and all encumbrances whatsoever in special trust and confidence Witnefseth that the said Tobias A. Huneycutt shall and will hold keep use and apply the same to use and intent following and no other that is to say if the aforesaid debts and every part thereof shall not be fully paid off and satisfied on or before the 1st day of January A. D. 1850 then and in that case it shall be lawful and shall be the duty of the said Tobias A. Huneycutt being thereunto required by the said Mathias Furr having first advertised the same at the Court house in Albemarle and three other public [places] within the county of Stanly for the space of twenty days to proceed to sell the said land and premises at public to the heist <sis> bider <sic> and convey the same by proper assurances to the purchaser and out of the money arising from said sale to retain all necessary expenses of his trust or such part thereof as shall remain unpaid at the time of said sale and the over plus if any he the said Tobias A. Huneycutt shall well and truly return to the said Mark Huneycutt his executors and administrators In testimony whereof we have here unto set out hands and affixed our seals the year and date just above written.
Signed in the presence of        Mark (X his mark) Huneycutt {seal}
W. M. Furr                               Tobias A. Huneycutt {seal}
Caleb Osborn
North Carolina} May Session 1849
Stanly County} Then the foregoing deed of trust was duly proved on open court by the oath of W. M. Furr and ordered to be registered.                                 B. Hearne Clk
Handed in for registration the 29th May 1849 and registered May 29th 1849
                                                           Saml. Stone Regs
 
On Sept.. 28, 1848, the State of North Carolina provided Mark Huneycutt with a Land Grant (#151) of 100 acres on Stoney Run Creek.2 Now on the 18th of April 1849 Mark is selling this land (100 acres) to his oldest son (Tobias) to clear up a $20.00 dollar debt to Mathias Furr.  







 
 
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[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: Volume 2, pages 199 & 200, Mark Huneycutt to Tobias A. Huneycutt; Register of Deeds, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina.
[2] http://www.nclandgrants.com:8081/grant/?mars=12.14.111.168&qid=75031&rn=1













Sunday, August 23, 2015

Census Sunday~1850 Household of William Burkley


First, I have one caveat for this article – some of the information contained within this article is hearsay and folklore. 


1850 Census- William Burkley
William Burkley - 1850

The 1850 Census for Chesterfield County shows the William M. Burkley household as Dwelling 500 and Family 500. Within the household are:1
  • William M. Burkley, age 42
  • Mary Burkley, age 60
  • Elizabeth Rivers, age 75
  • Jesse Coker, age 18
Four individuals, of which, very little is known about any of them. The Census shows that William was born about 1808 in Georgia. However in 1860 his age is listed as 61 making his birth year to be 1799, a difference of 9 years. 

William M. Burkley is enumerated in the 1840-1850-1860 and 1870 Census for Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He wrote his Will on 29 December 1869 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Even though he was married to Mary, he left her nothing giving his entire estate to his niece – Sarah Frances Hancock. 2 3 4
“It is my will that all my just debts remaining unpaid at my death to be paid out of any personal property or moneys that I may leave and that the funeral expense of myself and wife Mary be paid in like manner.
I will and bequeath all my property both real and personal that I may seized and possess of unto my niece Sarah Frances Hancock to be hers her heirs and assigns forever at my death- the real property or estate above mentioned consisting of three tracts of land in said County adjoining each other, the first being the home track of One hundred (100) acres as will show by deed from Charles William Guardian to me made bearing date the 13th day of December A.D. 1843 the second containing thirty-three (33) acres more or less, reference being had to be made to me by Eliza Sellers, the one dated 27th June 1868 and the other dated the 21st day of August 1869 will fully show the third containing two (2) acres more or less will show by deed from Isaac F. Sweeney to me dated the twenty-third day of the December 1861 the personal property above mentioned consisting of stock of all kinds, farming implements household and kitchen furniture and other property to tedious to mention the above to belong to my said niece at my death provided she remains unmarried and reside with me and my said wife as long as either of us shall live and if my said wife shall survive me she my said niece shall take care of her and support her during her life.”

So Mary in this Census is his wife, as noted in his Will. But who is Mary? because Elizabeth Rivers is in the household many have suggested that she is Mary Rivers. Others say that William M. Burkley married Mary R. Sellers, daughter or grand daughter of Hardy Sellers and Mary Cook.

This note is from a dear departed friend and fellow genealogist, Marie G. Wiggins
Other information (some from the Rivers family) state that the wife of William Berkley wasn't Mary Sellers, but was Mary Rivers, daughter of Isaac Rivers and Nancy Parker. However, Marie Wiggins records show her as Mary Sellers. After the death of her first husband, Thomas Gaddy, in Georgia, she remarried to William Berkley (also spelled in the census records as Brinkley) and returned to Chesterfield County, SC where the couple were enumerated in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census. They are buried on their farm, near the Old Sellers Graveyard. Marie Wiggins.

There is a Chesterfield County equity record that shows Mary Sellers married to Thomas Gaddy.5

SOURCE: #25 Index and Genealogical Abstracts of the Chesterfield District Court of Common Pleas, Equity Side, 1823-1869, page 118 as recorded in "Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865 & Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869, Published  by James C. Pigg, Copyright 1995.
[#25] Evans, John Exer. vs. H.H. Sellers & others - Bill for partition & c 1851
See Will of Hardy Sellers. Hardy Sellers died testate on or about 17th January 1835, leaving widow, Levinia Sellers and children: Hardy Huntley Sellers and Zylpha Ann Sellers and the children & grandchildren from a former marriage, John Sellers; Abraham Sellers; Philip Sellers; Richard Sellers; Mary who intermarried with Thomas Gaddy; Elijah Gulledge, James Gulledge, & Pheobe Gulledge the children of Pheobe, a deceased daughter of Hardy Sellers who predeceased her father; and, Iverson L. Briley, the son of Jane, a deceased daughter of Hardy Sellers who predeceased her father.

John Stten 1850 DekalbThere is also the 1850 census for DeKalb County showing Mary Gaddy, age 61, with her daughter Martha and son-in-law, John Steen.6











Thomas Gaddy did die in Georgia in October 1849.7
Thomas Gaddy Mortality

Circumstantial evidence suggest that the story of Mary Sellers marrying William M. Burkley may be true. Still the facts are that there is no proof of Mary’s surname found as of this date. It’s ALL speculation.

Elizabeth Rivers, age 75 in the Burkley household, if her age is correct, she was born in 1775. Nothing more is known about this Elizabeth Rivers; this is the only census in which she appeared.

Jesse Coker, at age 27, enlisted into the 53rd NC Infantry  on 20 March 1862 in Union County, North Carolina.  He died January 2, 1863 in Raleigh, North Carolina from Typhoid fever.8
 1870 Wm BurkleyTo confuse the situation even more, in the 1870 Census, two teenage females appears in the household. 9


I have no idea who these teenage girls are or who they belong too. They certainly are not the children of William and Mary but they are most likely are their granddaughters.













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[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 131, Line 5, Dwelling 500, Family 500, Household of William M. BURKLEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 144B, Line 26, Dwelling 115, Family 113, Household of Wm. M BAKLEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[3] 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 292A; Line 8, Dwelling 89, Family 89, Household of W. M. BURKLEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
[4] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19420-61532-89?cc=1911928&wc=MPP1-PTL:190567401,190561002,190567402,190970801 : accessed 06 Jul 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0384-0469 > image 7 of 1665.
[5] James C. Pigg, Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865: Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869 (Tega Cay, South Carolina: Self-published, 1995), page 118.
[6] 1850 U. S. Census, DeKalb County, Georgia, population schedule, Shallowford, DeKalb County, Georgia, Page: 117A(stamped); Line ??, Dwelling 26, Family 26, Household of John STEEN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 9 February 2014); citing NARA publication Roll: M432_67.
[7] 1850 U. S. Census, Dekalb County, Georgia, mortality schedule, DeKalb County, Georgia, Page: 165, THOMAS GADDY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 November 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T655-07.
[8] http://www.fold3.com/image/271/52194560/
[9] 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 292A; Line 8, Dwelling 89, Family 89, Household of W. M. BURKLEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Featured Family~John W. and Mary Abigail Sellers Brock


Family TimeJohn W. Brock was born on 1 Sep 18471 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, a son of Squire H. Brock and his wife Rachel Parker. 

Mary Abigail Sellers was born on 24 Mar 18482 in Madison County, Tennessee, United States. Mary’s father was killed in Tennessee in an accident and the family returned to Chesterfield County, South Carolina about 1854-55. 

John W. Brock and Mary Abigail Sellers were married on 14 Mar 1869 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.3
 
John and Mary only had one child who died young. He and Mary lived their their entire lifetime in the Courthouse township where he was a farmer.  

The Family Bible shows a Mary R. E. Brock b. 12 July 1881 and died 22 May 1884. This is believed to be John and Mary Abigail’s daughter, their only child.4

John W. Brock passed away on 30 August 1895 in Cheraw, South Carolina. His death date is recorded in a Family Bible owned by my mother. No tombstone has been found for John or Mary Abigail but there are believed to be buried in Zoar UMC Cemetery.5
After John’s death in 1895, his widow, Mary Abigail went to live with my great grandparent Benjamin Franklin Brock and his wife Louise Ellen Sellers Brock. Louise Ellen and Mary Abigail were sisters, Mary being the oldest.6

1900 Census
Mary Abigail Sellers Brock died on 3 May 1907 in Cheraw, South Carolina. 7















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{a} Family Time image courtesy of Google Images.
[1] Brock Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), BIRTH-DEATH: Birth 1 Sept. 1847; Died 30 Aug 1895.; JOHN W. BROCK, Obtained from Owned by Ruby L. Johns Purvis.
[2] Brock Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), borne March the 24th, 1848; MARY A. BROCK, Obtained from Owned by Ruby L. Johns Purvis.
[3] Brock Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), married March the 14th, 1869; John W. Brock & Mary A. Brock, Obtained from Owned by Ruby L. Johns Purvis.
[4]Ibid.
[5] Brock Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), BIRTH-DEATH: Birth 1 Sept. 1847; Died 30 Aug 1895.; JOHN W. BROCK, Obtained from Owned by Ruby L. Johns Purvis.
[6] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page 95B; Line 89, Dwelling 204, Family 209, Household of Benjamin F. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 June 2013 ); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
[7] Brock Family Bible Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), died May the 3rd, 1907. Age 59 years, 1 month and 10 days.; MARY A. BROCK, Obtained from Owned by Ruby L. Johns Purvis.
Other References:
1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, Page 168A, Line 18, Dwelling 1068, Family 1068, Household of Squire H. Brock; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 31 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 118A, Line 25, Dwelling 346, Family 345, Household of Squire BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
3. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 325C, Line 33, Dwelling 253, Family 253, Household of John BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
4. 1850 U. S. Census, Madison County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 10, Madison County, Tennessee, Page 305B; Line 1, Dwelling 244, Family 244, Household of Wm. E. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 889.
5. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130B; Line 28, Dwelling 0522, Family 0521, Household of Elizabeth SELLERS.
6. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 005, Page 325C, Line 33, Dwelling 253, Family 253, Household of John BROCK.




Friday, August 21, 2015

Perplexed~When Did Tobias Huneycutt Die?


Tobias Huneycutt was born in 1824, a son of Mark I. Huneycutt and his wife, Charity Drye. He was their first born of eight children, five sons and three daughters. 

Tobias married Elizabeth Mariam “Mary Ann” Huneycutt, daughter of Andrew Jackson Huneycutt and Mary Ann Crayton on 7 Nov 1852.

On January 1st, 1864, Tobias enlisted into Capt. Snead's Company (Local Defense) North Carolina; Formerly Company C, Salisbury Prison Guard Battalion
(also known as Freeman's Battalion, Infantry), Confederate.


On 23 August 1864, Tobias Huneycutt is reported to have died from remit[tent] fever.”
 

Tobias Honeycutt1
Page 5
Remarks: Rem Fever Aug. 23, 1864
was discharged from Hospital  and then
Obtained leave of absence to go home
where he relapsed and died on Aug. 23
His death was not reported in the report
for that month.
O. F. Taylor


Page 7

But, did he really die or was this a hoax to avoid the war?

In 1870, Tobias and his wife Elizabeth can be found in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
 
1870 Census-Mecklenburg, NC

Another potential indicator of Tobias’ survival of the Civil War is the birth of his youngest daughter, Tabitha Huneycutt, in 1869. 

If he did survive the civil war; when did he really die? Is the 26 June 1874 his actual death date; if so why does so many individuals have this date listed but none of them can give you a source for the date?

If you have information on Tobias A. Huneycutt please contact me through this blog.


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[1] http://www.fold3.com/image/57021878/
[2] 1870 Census, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, population schedule, Charlotte City Ward 2, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, Page: 73A (stamped); Line 32, Dwelling 112, Family 113, Household of Tobias Huneycutt; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed`15 Aug 2015 ); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 1148.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Land Deed, Simpson to James P. J. Purvis


Hinds Book 4-8
Hinds Book 4-9
State of Mississippi}
Hinds County}           This indenture made and entered in to this the 15th day of July in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred thirty thre between Thomas G. Simpson and James Simpson of the county and State are foresaid of the one part and James P. J. Purvis of the other part of the County and state are foresaid. Witnesseth that the said Thomas G. Simpson and James Simpson does here by sell release set over and convey to the said James P. J. Purvis  for and in consideration of the some<sic> of two hundred dollars paid in hand for all that tract or part of land lying and being in the county of Hinds known and designated and known as the East half of the North West quarter of Section No. Eight Township  Six in Range Two East containing eighty acres and 3/100 of an acre we the said Thomas S. Simpson and James Simpson do warrant and will ever defend the same from any other person or person whatsoever to the said James P. J. Purvis his heirs and assigns forever in witnefs whereof we have hereunto set out hands and seals this the day and year written written<sic>
Test                                        Thomas G. Simpson {seal}
Hiram Coffer                           JaP. Simpson {seal}
Jas. L. Rutherford                    Mary (X her mark) Simpson {seal}


The State of Mississippi}
Hinds County} Personally appeared before me J. Isbell Justice of the Peace in and for said county Thomas G. Simpson and James Simpson who acknowledged that they signed, sealed and delivered the above deed as their act and deed for the purposes and contents theare <sic>  in contained the day and year above written.
                                               J. C. Isbell, J. P. {seal}


The State of Mississippi}
Hinds County } Personally appeared before me J. C. Isabell a justice of the peace in and for said county Mary Simpson who being duly examined separate and apart from her said husband acknowledge that she signed the within deed as her own voluntary act and deed freely without fear or compulsion of her said husband for the purpose and contents therein contained on the day and date theare<sic> in written. Given under my hand seal this 12th day of December A. D. 1833
                                               J. C. Isabell, J. P. {seal}
Filed 19th June recorded 29th July 1834.         C. H. Bankston, Clk.

 
James P. J. Purvis was the grandson of Gilbert and Effica Howell Purvis. He married Elizabeth Rose Campbell in January 1832 and they had three children, a daughter and two sons, before his unexpected death in 1836.







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[1] Mississippi, "Mississippi Deed Books," land deeds, Family Search.org, family Search (http://www.FamilySearch.Org : Viewed 6 August 2015), Hinds County, Deed Book 4, pages 8 & 9; FHL Film #878973.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Guardianship of Rachel and Columbus Lafayette Rivers, Jr.


On 30 January 2014 I wrote an article entitled - Thriller Thursday~Corn Liquor, Guns and Back Room Drinking = Death which told of the death of Columbus Rivers by his brother–in-law. The article can be read here:

http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2014/01/thriller-thursdaycorn-liquor-guns-and.html

This senseless killing left a young widow with two small children, ages 2 and 1 month. These two children were Rachel Rivers and Columbus LaFayette Rivers, Jr. children of Atlanta J. Smith Rivers and her now deceased husband, Columbus LaFayette Rivers, Sr.  

Columbus Sr. left no will but his estate (Apartment 62, Packet No. 6) was probated with his widow, Atlanta Smith Rivers and his brother Joseph Lee Rivers as administrators. 1

About 1914, Atlanta remarried taking as her second husband Alton John Weatherly. To this union were borne three children; all daughters. 

Then in June 1917, Atlanta J. Weatherly petitioned the court as guardian for funds to pay the cost of a hospital visits for one of the two children.2  

Atlanta Petition
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Transcription:

State of South Carolina}
County of Marlboro} In Probate Court
Ex Parte, Atlanta J. Weatherly,}
Guardian}
In Re the minors, Rachel Rivers}
And Columbus L. Rivers.} Petition
To Milton McLaurin Judge of probate for Marlboro County in the State aforesaid:
The petition of Atlanta J. Weatherly as guardian for Rachel Rivers and Columbus L. Rivers, respectfully shwos <sic> to this Court:
1. That the petitioner is the duly qualified guardian of the above mentioned minors.
2. That there is now in the hands of said petitioner the sum of Four Hundred Eleven & 65/100 Dollars belonging to Rachel and Columbus L. Rivers respectively. As shown <sic> by last returns filed.
3. That during the last four years your petitioner has been forced to spend more or less money on the said minors for the proper food, clothing, physicians accounts etc., and that she finds it necessary now to carry one of the minors to the hospital for treatment.
THEREFORE, Your petitioner prays that an order by [be] passed by this Court permitting and directing your petitioner as guardian of Rachel Rivers and Columbus L. Rivers to use the sum of Two Hundred Eleven & 65/100 Dollars, to pay the above expenses, and she will ever pray.
Dated at Bennettsville, S.C. this the
31st day of June, A. D. 1917. Atlanta J. Weatherly /s
Guardian

The Courts did grant her the funds to pay for the hospital visit. 
 
Atlanta Smith Petition
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The two children, Rachel and Columbus Lafayette, Jr., are my 2nd Cousins three times removed.


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[1] Probate Record (1911), Columbus Lafayette Rivers Estate, Apartment 62, Packet no. 6, Marlboro County, South Carolina, Probate Court; online database, “South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732–1964,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 August 2015).
[2] Guardianship (1917), Rachel & Columbus L. Rivers, Apartment 64, Packet no. 10, Marlboro County, South Carolina, Probate Court; online database, “South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732–1964,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 18 August 2015).
















Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Elma Davis Purvis


 Elma Davis Purvis
b. June 4, 1903
d. July 30, 1994
bu. Morven Cemetery


Parents:
Charlie Lester Davis (1880 - 1953)
Fannie Mae Boatwright (1885 - 1970)

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65113549_129670237260

Elma Davis Purvis is my 2nd Cousin twice removed and the wife of my 1st cousin once removed.







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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 January 2013); Memorial page for Elma D. Purvis; (4 June 1903–30 July 1994); Find a Grave memorial # 65113549, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
[2] State of North Carolina, death (30 July 1994), Elma Davis Purvis; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Mark Huneycutt Land Grant


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 1847 NC Land Grant No. 151 – Mark Huneycutt.1

Mark Huneycutt Grant1
Mark Huneycutt Grant2
Mark Honeycutt Grant
State of North Carolina      No 151
Know ye that for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our treasury by Mark Honeycutt hath given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Mark Huneycutt a tract of Land  containing one hundred acres lying and being in the County of Stanly on Strong run Creek adjoining Josiah Tucker formerly Leonard Tucker Beginning at a post oak by two post oaks in said Tucker's line and runs south sixty five west thirty one chains and seventy five links crossing Stoney Creek three times to a stake by two post oaks and a red oak thence south thirty east thirty one chains and seventy five links to a red oak by a pine and post oak thence north sixty five east thirty one chains and seventy five links to the said Tucker's line thence with it north thirty west thirty one chains and seventy five links crofsing said creek to the Beginning Entered 9th August 1847
As by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear together with all roads waters mines minerals hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining to hold to the said Mark Huneycutt his heirs and assigns forever yielding and paying to us such sums of money yearly or other wise as our general assembly from time to time may direct provided always that the said grantee shall cause this grant to be registered in the registers office of our said County of Stanly within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void
In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent and our great seal to be here unto affixed. Witnefs William A. Graham our governor at Raleigh the 28th day of September in the 75th year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight
By command Wm Hill Secretary of State.             Will A. Graham

Registered 14th May 1849.                  Saml. L.  Stone, Regs

Mark Huneycutt received his land grant on Stony Run Creek in Stanly County on Sept. 26, 1848. Mark continued to farm this land up until his death sometime between 1860 and 1870. Even though he died before 1870; his estate was not probated until May 1902.

Did the family hang onto the land and continue to farm it to provided a living: I don’t known. But, I do know that in May 1902, the family and executors petitioned the state to sell the land because there was not enough acreage to partition and divide among all the legatees. 2 3

Mark Huneycuut Land Partition Request

Wherefore your petitioner pray that the Court will appoint some competent person to sell said land after due advertisement to the highest bidder on such terms as to the Court may seem proper and report his proceeding in regard to said sale to this court without delay. M. H. Colwell,
This May 22nd – 1902                                            Austin & Smith atty
                                                                            for petitioners
M. I. Huneycutt, one of the plaintiff being duly sworn says the foregoing petition is true of his own knowledge, except to those matters therein stated upon information and belief as to those he believes it to be true.
Sworn to and subscribed to before}
Me this 24 day of May, 1902. } M. I. (X, his mark) Huneycutt
R. A. Crowell Clerk
Superior Court

 
Mark Huneycutt is my 3rd Great Grandfather.














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[1] Grant No:151 - Mark Huneycutt, 26 September 1848; NC Land Grants, Book No:154: Page No:124; Warrants, Receipts and Plats; Office of Secretary of State, Raleigh, North Carolina.
[2] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-35569-26321-38?cc=1911121&wc=93PV-CNL:1066690002,183304101,1066691914 : accessed 31 July 2015), Stanly County > H > Huneycutt, Mark I (1902) > image 1 of 24; State Archives, Raleigh. Courtesy of Julie Hampton
[3] Stanly County, North Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Mark I. HUNEYCUTT; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 31 July 2015); Mark I. Huneycutt.







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