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Thanks for reading and commenting about my blog postings. My goal is to accurately document the genealogy of my family and allied families living in Chesterfield County, SC and Anson County, NC. If you have a Chesterfield County surname you are interested in please send me an e-mail.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top Genealogical Events, Finds and Mysteries for 2015

The following is a small lists of significant events, finds and mysteries found during my genealogical research endeavors this past year.

1. Probate Record of Marcus ‘Mark’ I. Huneycutt naming his three granddaughters; children of his daughter Louvena and John Calvin Deese.
 








Pearly (misspelled) listed first is my Grandmother.  Her two sisters are Etta (Etter) and Theresa (Erser).


"North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-35569-26321-38?cc=1911121 : accessed 11 November 2015), Stanly County > H > Huneycutt, Mark I (1902) > image 1 of 24; State Archives, Raleigh.



2. Will of Martin Duerr/Dry naming his son-in-law, Mark Huneycutt, husband of his daughter, Catroul [Charity] Dry.

Cabarrus County, North Carolina, Pleas & Quarter Sessions Minutes; C.016.30003; Vol. 2, p. 405; Will of Martin Dry (PQS 2/405).

http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2015/12/amanuensis-mondaythe-last-will-and.html

3. DNA results that proves that my maternal 3rd Great Grandmother is related to the “Boan/Boan” of Chesterfield, South Carolina.



http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2015/11/dna-and-other-evidence-suggests.html














4. Family Visit and Genealogy Research Trip to Utah – 4 August –14 August 2015.


Here I am on 12 August 2015, transferring Digital Files to my thumb drive using their e-ImageData Scan Pro micro film scanner. In 1976 I was transferred from Holloman AFB, NM to Hill AFB, Utah arriving in October 1976. From Oct. 1976-Apr 2000 I lived in Utah and spent many days in the LDS Family History Library. Since 1976 until today I have spent time in the Library at least part of one day of every year between 1976-2000 with two exceptions. There has been two years between 2000 and 2015 that I have not returned to Utah for a visit with my son and his family plus doing some research in the Library. 


5. Marriage Notice – William A. Pervis/Purvis to Sarah Jane Graves
This marriage notice was actually found in December 2014; but, it’s an important and irreplaceable  find that deserves a mentioned within this blog posting.


http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2014/12/serendipity-while-internet-browsing.html









Mystery:

One of my top mysteries of 2015 is the death of Tobias Huneycutt. When did he die? I wrote about it here:
http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2015/08/perplexedwhen-did-tobias-huneycutt-die.html

Brick Wall:
I have two major “Brickwalls” in my first 4 generations.
The  1st is-- Who are the parents of William A. Purvis, my 2nd Great Grandfather,  born between 1823-1827 and died between Sept 1899 and May 1900? I wrote about this “brickwall” extensively in 2012. DNA testing in 2013 and 2014 proved a connection between myself and a descendant of James F. Purvis , born in 1760, a brother of Gilbert Purvis. However, no document has been found that will tie these two lines together. Hopefully more DNA testing in this line will provide a breakthrough in this wall.  
http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-brickwall-william-purvis.html
http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-brickwall-william-purvis-part-2.html
http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2014/07/surname-saturdaypurvis-pervis.html

There are other articles if you care to do a search on my web blog. 

The 2nd “brickwall” is my Great Grandmother Laura Driggers – who are her parents.
There is so little data on Laura that I don’t know where to start. Her marriage at such a young age to my Great Grandfather was a “tragedy”. She was so young; yet he was old enough to be her father plus some. She has only been found in one document, the 1880 Census for Marlboro County. In this Census, she is listed in the Jeremiah Polston household as a granddaughter, age 10. She died having her 8th child in 1898. It is believed that Laura and Joseph John married as soon as she turned 13. Their fist child, Walter was born 2 August 1883.









Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Land Grant #202-Martin Dry-118 Acres on Bear Creek




 State of North Carolina
No. 202 Know ye that we have granted to Martin Dry one hundred and eighteen Acres of Land in Cabarrus County on the waters of Bear creek, Beginning at a post oak running thence North Eighty two East One hundred eighty four poles to a pine and thence North two East one hundreds and fifty four poles to a post oak thence North fifty two West twenty eight poles to a black jack, thence South fifty three West forty one poles to a stake thence to the Beginning. Entered the 9th day of November 1798. To Hold to the said Martin Dry his heirs and assigns forever, dated the 10th of Dec. 1800.
Will White, Secretary                                   B. Williams


Martin Dry, my 4th Great Grandfather, received a 118 Acres Land Grant from the State of North Carolina on 10 December 1800 in Cabarrus County on the waters of Bear Creek. 

Martin was married to Catherine Keppel and they had nine children; four of which were born prior to obtaining this land grant.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Emaline Jane Boan Hancock


Emaline Jane Boan Hancock
b.13 Jan 1837
d. 21 Aug. 1919
bu. Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery


Photo Courtesy of Sharon F. Corey





Emaline Jane Boan was born in 1837 a daughter of Daniel Boan and his first wife, Sarah Gulledge. Emaline Jane married Robert Franklin Hancock  son of Joseph Jesse ’Jody’ Hancock and Sarah Autry. 










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[1]  Find A Grave Memorial# 22513051

Monday, December 28, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~The Last Will and Testament of Johann Martin Dry


Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.
 
His definition of Amanuensis is:

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Today’s subject is The Last Will and Testament of Johann Martin Dry, 1836.



















Page 305 & 306
Be it remembered that heretofore to wit: at a court of Pleas and quarters sefsions begun and held at the Court House in Concord on the Third Monday of January 1837 and in the Sixty first year of American Independence ---
Present the Worshipful
William Gilliaw}
John S. Beard}  Esq.
Levi Stope}


That at the Court aforesaid the following Wills Deeds and other instruments were recorded and ordered to be registered.


The last will and testament of Martin Dry was produced in open Court & duly proven by the Oath of P. Barringer a subscribing witnefs and the Executor there in named were qualified and received letters testamentary. 


In the name of God Amen. I Martin Dry of the County of Cabarrus and State of North Carolina, being of sound mine and memory, but being weak in bodily strength and knowing as I do. That it is the lot of all men to die, do make & establish  this as my last will and testament viz 1st I will and bequeath to my son John Dry the plantation whereon I now live lying on the east side of Dutch Buffalo Creek adjoining  Moses  Barrier, the lands of Andrew Dry Dec’d Owen Dry & George Dry containing one hundred and thirty nine and ¼ acres to him and his heirs forever, but the said John Dry is to pay to my Estate five hundred dollars at the end of twelve month after the death of me,and my wife Catherine Dry. 2nd I will and bequeath to my Son Peter Dry the plantation whereon he now lives adjoining George Dry, Esq, David Blackwelder and others containing containing one hundred and fifty acres, for which he has my deed by his paying twenty five dollars to his Brother John Dry and twenty five dollars to his brother George Dry, after his mother’s death to him and his heirs forever-
3rd I will to Son John Dry the plantation whereon he now lives joining Daniel Peninger, Mike Stough and others containing ninety five acres to him and his heirs forever.
4th I will and bequeath to my Son George Dry the tract of land whereon he now lives for which he has my deed, containing two hundred and Fifty acres, joining Martin Hone, Henry Shod and others to him and his heirs forever.
5th I will and bequeath to my Son Martin Dry two hundred and fifty dollars it being money I have already advanced to him, two dollars I have neither note or receipt for and the other fifty dollars to be deducted our of a Hundred note I hold on him, these two hundred and fifty dollars I intend him in place of the lands I willed to my other Sons. the tract of land whereon he now lives for which he has my deed, containing two hundred and Fifty acres, joining Martin Hone, Henry Shod/Shoe and others to him and his heirs forever.
6th I will and bequeath to my son-in-law Mark Honeycutt the tract of land whereon he now lives lying on Meadow Creek joining Peter Teeter and others containing One hundred and fourteen acres but the said Mark Honeycutt must pay to my estate three hundred dollars. Then the Executor herein after names shall make him & his heirs a good and lawful deed, for the same, the money to be paid twelve months after the death of me and my wife Catherine Dry.
7th I will and bequeath to my son-in-law Jacob Kanoy the tract of land whereon he now containing two hundred and thirty three acres,adjoining George Eagle, Mathias Barringer and others on Bear Creek, but the said Jacob Canoy is to pay to my estate three for said lands two years after the death of my wife the sum of three hundred dollars, to him and his heirs fore ever.
8th I will and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Teater wife of Peter Teeter one hundred dollars.
9th I will and bequeath to my Daughter Catherine Layton one hundred dollars wife of John Layton.
10th I will and bequeath to my Daughter Sally Kanoy wife of Jacob Canoy one hundred dollars.
11th I will and bequeath to my Daughter Catroul [Charity] Huneycutt wife of Mark Honeycutt one hundred dollars.
12th I will and bequeath to my Daughter Esther Sides wife of David Sides one hundred dollars.
13th It is my will and desire that after my death that all the property I die seized of & possessed of both real & personal be sold by my executor hereafter named (Exception- such household furniture as my wife Catherine Dry may a lot for her use during her natural life} to the highest bidder, at a reasonable credit and the money arising from the same & my notes # first to pay cash of my Daughters before named each one hundred dollars willed them, the balance to be equally divided among all my children Viz Peter, Martin, John, George,Elizabeth, Catherine, Sally, Catroul, & Esther or their lawful heirs.
14th I now nominate, constitute and appoint to this my last will and testament as executor my son Peter Dry & my son in law David Sides hereby revoking all former wills by me made, in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 26th day of September in the year of our Lord as 1836 Signed Sealed & Subscribed in presence of us.
L. P. Barringer, Jr.                                                   Martin Dry {seal}
Moses Barrier                   NB Dry signature in German in Will.




Martin Dry was the son of Karl Charles Dry and his wife Christina Muss. Martin was born 10 July 1759 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was one of five known children. Martin married Catherine Keppel in 1785/86. They had nine children all named within this Will; five daughters, Elizabeth, Catherine, Sally, Charity and Esther and four sons, John, George, Martin and Peter, his Executor.  

Martin died 11 December 1836 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. His tombstone can be found in the Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Martin and Catherine Keppel Dry are my 4th Great Grandparents.











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[1] Cabarrus County, North Carolina, Pleas & Quarter Sessions Minutes; C.016.30003,; Vol. 2, p. 405; Will of Martin Dry (PQS 2/405). This Will can be ordered from the NC State aArchives using this link-http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Public/Services/Mail/North-Carolina-Residents

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Obituary Sunday~Mr. Henry Hampton Wallace

Mr. H. H. Wallace died at his home near Mt. Croghan Sunday evening, May 21st about nine o'clock. He had been in failing health for some time but his death was unexpected. He was married about sixty years ago to Miss Sarah Ann Ross, sister of Mr. James Ross of Chesterfield, and Mr. Frank Ross of Charlotte. She died several years ago. He leaves seven children, Mrs. J. W. Purvis, of Morven; Mrs. Lonnie Jackson, Henry and William of Mt. Croghan; Jack, of Pageland, and James, of Chesterfield; and fifty-one grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren. He was the father of John Wallace of Peachland, NC, who died Wednesday morning, May 24, only three days between their deaths, and the father of Mrs. Riley F. Smith, who died five years ago. He was a kind father and loved by all who knew him. He will be missed in his home and community. There will be a vacant place in our homes, which never can be filled. He was laid to rest in the Zoar cemetery Tuesday morning at ii o'clock, funeral services conducted by Rev. W.P. Way. (Poem) His Granddaughter.


Mrs. J. W. Purvis named within this obtuary is Henry Hampton’s daughter Nancy Elizabeth Wallace Purvis. She is my Grand Aunt by marriage to John William Purvis, my Grand Uncle.

Henry H. Wallace was born 12 Sept. 1853 and died 21 May 1927. He married Sarah Anne Ross about 1870. To this marriage were born 9 children; six sons and three daughters. Henry and Sarah Anne are buried at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 













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[1]  James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1927-1931; Self-Published, 2002. Obituary of Henry Hampton Wallace;The Chesterfield Advertiser,2 June 1927, page 1, column 6, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015






Wishing all my family, friends, blog readers, subscribers and fellow bloggers a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year























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Merry Christmas Image By Viscious-Speed (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~John Laton–War of 1812





 Transcription:

That her said husband volunteered at Old Henderson , on or about the ________________, 18___, for the term of six months, and continued in actual service in the said war for the term of six months and was honorably discharged at Salisbury, on or about ______________________.
She further states that she was married to the said John Laton in Montgomery County now Stanly County on or about 10th June 1824 by one John Kendall who was, a Justice of the peace, and that her name before her marriage was Catherine Dry, and that her husband died in July 1852.

John Laton died in July 1852 and the land he received was sold by his executor. On 5 June 1855, after his death, Catherine Dry, his wife, daughter of Martin Dry and Catherine Keppel made application for a Bounty Land Warrant for herself based his service in the War of 1812.  This is a portion of that document which can be found on Fold3.com at https://fold3.com/image/1/315053485








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[1] War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815, Record Group Number 15, NARA Microfilm Publication M313, 102 rolls (Washington D.C.: National Archives. NARA, ), Roll number: 56, John LATON, 1 March 1814-16 July 1814.
[2]  https://fold3.com/image/1/315053485


Monday, December 21, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~1797 Land Deed between Frederick Rivers and William Rivers

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 1797 Land Deed between Frederick Rivers and William Rivers.1



 






Land Deed between Frederick Rivers and William Rivers
Revised & Corrected 22 October 2013
Transcribed by Charlie Purvis
State of South Carolina
This indenture made the eleventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven and of the Independence of the United States of North America the twenty first BETWEEN Frederick Rivers of Chesterfield County and state of South Carolina of the one part and William Rivers of the same County and State parties of the other part.
WITNESSETH that the said Frederick Rivers for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty………. Pounds lawful sterling money to him in hand well and truly paid by the said William Rivers the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and himself to be therewith fully contented satisfied and paid. He the said Frederick Rivers hath Granted bargained sold aliened empraffed conveyed and confirmed and by these presents DOTH grant bargain sell alien empraff conveyance confirm unto the said William Rivers and to his heirs and assigns forever ALL of a certain Plantation parcel or part of a tract of land containing three hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less being part of a tract of two hundred acres of land granted unto the said Frederick Rivers on the second day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty six and part of a tract of one thousand acres granted unto the said Frederick Rivers on the sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six. Situate and being in Chesterfield County on Abrams Creek and is bound by Gilbert Purvis land Druery Lunday’s land Peter Hays land, Barnebe Wells land John Frantain land and Mark Rivers land being land sold by the said Frederick Rivers to the aforesaid persons out of the aforesaid two tracts or plantations of land. Together with all and singular the Houses out houses yards gardens woods under woods timber and timber trees ways waters and water courses passages privileges profits commodities advantages hereditaments rights members and appurtenances to the said land belonging or in any wise appertaining and the aversion and aversions and remain unto issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof and all deeds evidences and writings touching or concerning the same TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular the said three hundred and fifty acres of land with the premises and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said William Rivers and to his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behalf of him the said William Rivers and of his heirs and assigns forever and for no other use intent or purpose And the said Frederick Rivers his heirs and assigns doth covenant promise grant and agree to and with the said William Rivers heirs and assigns in manner and form following that is to say that he the said Frederick Rivers stands seizes of a good sure and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple of in and to the aforesaid land and premises and every part and parcel thereof and that he hath good rights and lawful and absolute authority to sell and convey the same and every part and parcel thereof and that free and clear and freely and clearly and sufficiently kept harmless from all and all former and other debts grants bargains sales titles leases executions judgments dower or title of dower or any other encumbrances whatsoever to other changes or determine the same or any part or parcel thereof AND THAT he the said William Rivers and his heirs and assigns shall and lawfully may from time and at all times forever hereafter peaceably and quietly into have hold (sic) use occupy possess and enjoy the aforesaid land and premises and every part and parcel thereof without the suit let trouble hindrance molestation interruption or denial of him the said Frederick Rivers or of his heirs and assigns or any other person or persons whomsoever AND LASTLY that he the said Frederick Rivers and his heirs and assigns the aforesaid tract of three hundred and fifty acres with the premises and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the said William Rivers and to his heirs assigns against him the said Frederick Rivers and his heirs and assigns and against all person or persons whomsoever claiming or to claim the same shall warrant and forever defend by virtue of these presents In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed and delivered}
In the presence of }
John Johnston }
John Craig }
Memorandum that on the day of the date the within written. Indenture full and peaceable
possession and seizure was made by the within named Frederick Rivers of the land and premises within mentioned to have and to hold to the said William Rivers and to his heirs and assigns forever according to the form and effect of the within written Indenture.
In the presence of }
John Johnston }                                                                 Frederick Rivers
John Craig }
Received the day of the date of the within written Indenture from the within named William Rivers the sum of Fifty ... pounds lawful money being the consideration money within mentioned to be paid by him or Issues received by me.
Witness
John Johnston }
John Craig }
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Personally appeared before me Alexander Craig Clerk of the County Court of Chesterfield County John Craig who being dully sworn make plain that he was present and did see the within named Frederick Rivers sign seal and as his act and deed deliver the within Instrument of writing unto the within named William Rivers for the uses and purposes therein contained and that he saw the said Frederick Rivers sign the Memorandum and receipt thereon endorsed and that he saw John Johnston subscribe his name as a witness to the same together with himself.
Sworn before me }
15th day of March 1797}                                               John Craig
Alex. Craig }
Chesterfield County Clerk Office recorder in Book No. 3, Pages 24 to 26 this 16th day of March 1797 and examined by Alex. Craig Clk, C.C.
 
Comments:
This land deed mentions three men - William, Frederick and Mark Rivers - thought to be the sons of William Rivers. We have Frederick, who received three land grants for his service during the Revolutionary War, selling three hundred and fifty (350) acres of land to William Rivers. [a tract of land containing three hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less being part of a tract of two hundred acres of land granted unto the said Frederick Rivers on the second day of January one thousand seven hundred and eighty six and part of a tract of one thousand acres granted unto the said Frederick Rivers on the sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six]. 
 
I first learned about this land deed back in the mid-1980’s when a hand transcribed copy of the Deed came into my possession provided by a very dear departed 2nd Cousin, twice removed. Her presence in my life has been a real blessing since that time.  I took her a copy of the Deed in 2014 during my visit with her and she was thrilled to at last see a copy of the actual Deed.  She passed away this past August a day after my last visit with her.
 
I found a copy of the deed locally through a friend and fellow Chesterfield researcher in the fall of 2013. Just this week, I made contact with another researcher that had a copy of this Deed in her possession.






























Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday’s Obituary~Mrs. Sallie Rivers


Mrs. Sallie Rivers, widow of the late Mallie Rivers, passed away Saturday night at her home in the Hopewell section. Mrs. Rivers was nearly ninety years of age and had been in a helpless condition for several weeks. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Hopewell Baptist Church, by her pastor, Rev. Luther Knight, who was assisted by her former pastor, Rev. D. A. Brown. The deceased is mourned by one daughter, Mrs. Jim Sullivan, who is living in Florida, and the following sons; Hadley and Coy, of Hopewell; B. R. of Columbia, Kirby of Shiloh, Miles of Albemarle, and one brother, J. M. Rivers, of Chesterfield. She also leaves a number of Grandchildren and great-grandchildren.1

Sarah 'Sallie' Boatwright Rivers was a daughter of Malachi Rivers and Sarah Ann Boatwright. She was born 8 March 1848 and died 28 June 1931.
















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[1] James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1927-1931; Self-Published, 2002; page 105. Obituary of Mrs. Sallie Rivers;[The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 2 July 1931, page 1, Columns 4]. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

It’s Family Time~Charles Riley Brock

Charles Riley Brock was born on 21 Apr 1878 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 He and his families can be found in the various censuses between 1910 and 1940. 4 5 6 7
 
He died on 22 Feb 1946 at the age of 67 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.8 Charles was buried on 25 Feb 1946 at Brock's Mill Baptist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.910 11
 
Charles Riley Brock and Minnie Elizabeth Brock were married in 1905 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.12 Minnie Elizabeth Brock, daughter of William Thomas Brock and Margaret Ellen Newby, was born on 12 Jun 1888 and died 25 Nov 1917 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.13 14 15 16 Minnie Elizabeth is buried in the Brock cemetery, Brock’s Mills, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.17 18
 
Charles Riley Brock and Minnie Elizabeth Brock had the following children:
i. Infant Brock was buried in Aug 1905 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She was born on 8 Aug 1905 and died on 12 Aug 1905 at the age of 0 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Wade Hampton Brock, born 8 Oct 1908, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah Elizabeth Pate; died 4 Mar 1986, Rock Hill, York, South Carolina.
iii. Robert Lee Brock, born 9 Mar 1910, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Frankie Turner; married Kirby Joy Gulledge; died 21 Nov 1994, Rock Hill, York, South Carolina.
iv. Virginia Brock, born 29 Apr 1912, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Robert Snipes; died Aug 1972, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. William Kenneth "June" Brock, born 14 Oct 1914, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah Catherine Gulledge; died 24 Jan 1994, Kannapolis, Cabarrus, North Carolina.
 
Charles Riley Brock and Ada Louise Soles were married on 8 Sep 1918 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.19 Ada Louise Soles, daughter of John W. Soles and Maggie, was born on 29 Oct 1894 in Marlboro County, South Carolina.20 21 She died on 29 Oct 1920 at the age of 26 in and buried on 30 Oct 1920 in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, Marlboro, South Carolina.22 23 24
 
Charles Riley Brock and Ada Louise Soles had the following child:
i. John Wesley Soles Brock, born abt 1920, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Esther Mae Beck; married Ruby E. Driggers; died 22 Oct 1969.
 
Charles Riley Brock and Henrietta Florence Pate were married on 6 Oct 1921 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.25 Henrietta Florence Pate was born in 1898. 26 27
 
Charles Riley Brock and Henrietta Florence Pate had the following children:
i. Kathleen Brock was born on 20 May 1919. 28 She died on 21 Jul 1999 at the age of 80.
ii. Ruby Brock was born on 2 Jun 1924. 29 30 She died on 10 Jul 1996 at the age of 72.
iii. Willis Paul Brock, born abt 1925, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Jennie Reyes.
iv. Charles Riley Brock Jr., born 16 Nov 1927, McFarlan, Anson, North Carolina; married Margie West; married Helen McDaniels; married Yvonne Waters; died 3 Jul 1995, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.
v. Viola Brock, born 29 Jul 1929, McFarlan, Anson, North Carolina; married Walter Lyons; died 26 May 1999, Florence, Florence, South Carolina.
vi. Thomas Edison "Eddie" Brock, born abt 1933; married Olga Lucille Snyder; married Nancy Earline Millwood.
vii. Archie Elbert Brock, born abt 1934; married Lela Ann Drennan, 24 Dec 2004, Chester, South Carolina.
viii. James Dudley Brock was born on 27 Nov 1935 in Alfordsville, Robeson Co., NC. He died on 27 Nov 1935 at the age of 0 in Alfordsville, Robeson Co., NC. He was buried on 28 Nov 1935 in Alfordsville, Robeson Co., NC.
ix. James Clyde Wilson Brock, born 3 Aug 1939, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Martha Burrell; married Juanette Margaret Trantham, abt 1969; married Eula Mae Johnson; married Henrietta, abt 1956; died 24 Mar 2002, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina.
x. Ernest Stuart "Mack" Brock, born 16 Sep 1942, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Linda Lucas; died 9 Aug 2007, Rock Hill, York, South Carolina.
xi. Baxter Brock was born (date unknown).
 

Charles Riley Brock, Sr. is my Grand Uncle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1. Charles R Brock, death certificate 004237 (22 February 1946), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
2. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 325C, Line 29, Dwelling 252, Family # 252, Household of Benj. F. BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
3. 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.
4. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0032, Page 6A/29 (stamped), Line 28, Dwelling 85, Family 87, Household of Riley BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 May 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.
5. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 36, Page: 36B/97(stamped); Line 80, Dwelling 767, Family 771, Household of [Charles Riley] Riley BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 7 May 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
6. 1930 US Census, Robeson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Alfordsville, Robeson, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 002, Page 11A/23(stamped), Line 27, Dwelling 197, Family 204, Household of C. R. [Charles Riley] BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 May 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T626, Roll 1716.
7. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 13-10, Page: 11B/130(stamped); Line 58, Household #168, Household of Riley BROCK; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 6 June 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3799.
8. Charles R Brock, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate 004237 (22 February 1946).
9. Ibid.
10. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 150. Tombstone of Rielly BROCK; 1868–1947, Brock's Mill Baptist Church Cemetery (OLD), Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
11. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 June 2012); Memorial page for Charles Riley Brock; (21 April 1878–26 February 1946); Find a Grave memorial # 32256062, Citing Brock Cemetery; Brock's Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
12. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 0032, Page 6A/29 (stamped), Line 28, Dwelling 85, Family 87, Household of Riley BROCK.
13. Minnie E Brock, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate 020110 (25 November 1917).
14. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 0021, Page 14B/98B (stamped); Line 76, Dwelling 259, Family 265, Household of William T. BROCK.
15. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 0032, Page 6A/29 (stamped), Line 28, Dwelling 85, Family 87, Household of Riley BROCK.
16. Minnie E Brock, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate 020110 (25 November 1917).
17. Ibid.
18. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Minnie Elizabeth BROCK.
19. Charles R. BROCK and Ada JOHNSON, (8 September 1918), SC Marriage Index Book: Book 1, packet 26; Probate Office, Chesterfield , South Carolina, South Carolina.
20. Ada L Brock, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate 018286 (29 October 1920).
21. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 36, Page: 36B/97(stamped); Line 80, Dwelling 767, Family 771, Household of [Charles Riley] Riley BROCK.
22. Ada L Brock, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate 018286 (29 October 1920).
23. Ibid.
24. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Ada Soles Brock (28 May 1895–29 October 1920), Memorial # 97400863.
25. Charles R. BROCK and Etta PATE, (1921), SC Marriage Index Book: Book 1.
26. 1930 US Census, Robeson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Alfordsville, Robeson, North Carolina, ED 002, Page 11A/23(stamped), Line 27, Dwelling 197, Family 204, Household of C. R. [Charles Riley] BROCK.
27. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 13-10, Page: 11B/130(stamped); Line 58, Household #168, Household of Riley BROCK.
28. 1930 US Census, Robeson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Alfordsville, Robeson, North Carolina, ED 002, Page 11A/23(stamped), Line 27, Dwelling 197, Family 204, Household of C. R. [Charles Riley] BROCK.
29. Ibid.
30. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 13-10, Page: 11B/130(stamped); Line 58, Household #168, Household of Riley BROCK.






































































Friday, December 18, 2015

Another Rivers Resource~Leon Madison Rivers Collection

There's another Rivers Resource right here in South Carolina that probably no-one other than a few people even knows of it’s existence. 

The Collection is the LEON MADISON RIVERS GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION held by the SOUTH CAROLINIANA LIBRARY, Columbia, South Carolina.
 
The last time that I sat and reviewed this file was about eight years ago. The Collection consists of at least 4 boxes and many folders. I would suggest that any researcher desiring to look at these files, start with Box 1, Folder 75. I would advise making pre-arrangements with the Library to access this file. 
 
Leon Madison Rivers was active in his research about the same time that Minnie Sanders Rivers was active in her research in Chesterfield in the mid to late 1920’s.  

Sample of data from Folder 75

FOLDER 75 – BOX 1
THOMAS RIVERS, NC Journal June 11, 1794
 
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: Mr. & Mrs. C. B. Haley announces engagement of their sister Miss Stella RIVERS of Cheraw and Turbeville to John W. COLE of Turbeville.
 
Robert M. RIVERS son of Silas RIVERS of CHESTERFIELD.
 
Mrs. Lemuel Rivers Winston-Salem, NC - Daughter of Phillip Rivers and Haley Massey
 
Lester Augusta Rivers
 
Clarence Rivers md Rita Jordan of Chesterfield son of
[RALPH] King RIVERS & Jeanette Hancock
Brothers/sisters ---Blake, Devoy, Grace
 
OBIT – LESTER J. RIVERS, age 61, (1940) March 20, Hartsville
Widow Ida King Rivers
3 Daughters LELA, GLADYS
‘6 Sons – R.T. T. L; E. R. ; Everett; Bert ; Perry,
‘Three (3) brothers JOE, DOCK and PRERCY RIVERS.
Funeral Thursday, Buried at Magnolia Cemetery
 
RIVERS found in Wilmington, NC; Johnson Co., NC; Orange, Wake, Surry Co., NC
 
Historical Collection of GA White Pg 5912
Early Settlers of RANDOLPH Co. – LEWIS RIVERS
 
SPELLINGS - RIVERS, REAVES, REATHER, RIERS, RIEVES, RIVEL, RIVARD, RIVETS, RIVIS, REEVES
 
NC STATE RECORDS Vol 22
Pages 263-264-266
Peter RIVERS
In INDEX – FREDK REVES
 
JOEL RIVERS – Johnston Co., NC
b. 1796
VA. – Surry, Isle of Wight, Prince George, Dinwiddle, Burnswick
 
Mr. A. B. RIVERS, Anderson, SC
Jan 18, Mrs. Arthur B. RIVERS of Columbia
Oct Term to be sentenced (acquitted)
The State - Tuesday, June 15, 1926, Pg 1
See W. A. Rivers Mt. Croghan
 
Edward Adolphus RIVERS
Phoenix, Az.
50 years Nov 11, 38
Mother was an Edgeworth.
Wife KARA EDNA DAVENPORT of Hemp, Ga. Daug. of Adam Davenport and wife Mary Ann
3 Children
Bessie
Siddie Sisters in Mt. Croghan
 
David Rivers md Edgeworth
Son RICHARD md Annie Cottingham, died in St. Pauls, NC
 
Eugene B. Rivers
Father Fred died when husband was 13 months.
Brothers James Rivers & Sgt. Wm. P. Rivers
Sisters:
John Jordan wife Cola
Mrs.Roberta McCanley – Bath, Md
Mrs. Glen DeBerry – Bath, Md
Mrs. Alfred Laughter – Saluda, Nc
Gr. Mother Jane Rivers
 
FOLDER 75 “Cont”
Lewis P. Rivers, son of J. Clifton Rivers has old Family Bible. Lewis married Marie Hornsby, 23 Apr 1921.
 
W. H. Rivers, Hopkins, SC Son of J. Clifton Rivers
 
THREE (3) BROTHERS
William – Charleston
Frederick – Cheraw
Franklin – Beaufort
Old GRANTS at home of Mary E. Rivers, Mt. Croghan
 
See Hulda Rivers Allen of Ruby
 
Phillip Parker Rivers
b. 7 Oct 1837
d. 22 Apr 1923
 
1. Mary Annie Jane Massey
b.
d. Feb 15, 1875
2. Hulda Massey
md. 20 Apr 1875
b. 25 Jul 1849
d. 18 Jan 1926
 
Lydia May Rivers daug of W. A. Rivers weds Maj. James Sidney McNeill son of J. G. McNeill married 29 Dec [1945]
5 January [1946] News clipping.
 
OBIT
Mary E. Rivers, Sr. died 6 January , Funeral Thursday.
 
Isaac Lee Rivers
9 Sept 1866
8 Sept 1936
Father of Claude Rivers
 
Marriage Notice
Mildred Louise BIGHAM to David Henry RIVRERS
Jan 24, Newspaper Winnsboro, SC
 
DEATH NOTICE
James C. Rivers
Cheraw Dec 27 [1939[
Died at Florence 27 Dec
Widow Gertrude Meehan Rivers
daug. Hugh Gaddy
Sister – Ada
Two (2) Brothers – Charles H. & Fred R. Rivers
 
MARTIN RIVERS
First (1st) Wife ????
Second (2nd) Wife – Caroline Dean
Children
Joe md Addie Frazer
Bob md Kinnie Knight at Jax, FL
Fate md Addie Smith [Fayette]
Ella md (1) ___Smith (2)___ Walters
Carrie md Jim McQuade
Laura md Gary Smith
 
This is just a small sample of data extracted from these files. There are several Family History Booklets within the files; I think I recall looking at one on the Frederick Rivers - Cynthia Knight Family of Alabama.
 
One caveat about these files. The data consists of correspondence between Leon M. Rivers and the various Rivers families. Many original letters in files and data pages provided by the correspondent. Very little proof that the data provided is accurate and complete.  A great starting point; just verify any formation that you find. 

Make a list of the data you are interested in and the Library will copy those pages and mail the data to you. 

Happy Hunting!!!

































































































































Thursday, December 17, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday~Johnson Research Project


Among the many documents I have collected over the past 40 years there is one particular document that is a "goldmine" of data and one I truly cherished. The document was done for and shared by my 2nd Cousin twice removed.





These documents provide detailed information on the search for and documentation of all Rivers descendants in Chesterfield County.  It was headed up by a professional researcher and assistance was provided by college students.

Detailed data with supporting documents were provided in the final report.  These documents are privately held.[1]










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[1] Documents produced by J. Wilkins for my 2nd Cousin twice removed. All documents privately held.  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday~Henry Harrison Deese


Henry Harrison Deese
b: Aug. 4, 1845
d: Jun. 21, 1913
bu. Morven Cemetery


Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr


Henry Harrison Deese is a brother of my Great Grandfather John Calvin Deese. They married Huneycutt sisters; daughters of James W. Huneycutt and Sarah Elizabeth Page. 

Harrison married Isabella Huneycutt on 1 February 1875 in Morven, Anson County, North Carolina. Nine years later in 1884 his younger brother John Calvin married Isabella's younger sister  Louvena Huneycutt.  

Harrison and Isabella had eleven children; four daughters and seven sons.  

They are both buried in the Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina.

Henry Harrison Deese is my Great Grand Uncle.  



Monday, December 14, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~ Heirs of Samuel Boyd and Nancy Eleanor [Ingram] Boan


Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.


Today’s subject is the Heirs of Samuel Boyd and Nancy Eleanor [Ingram] Boan.1 

Samuel Boyd Boan was born 3 September 1852, a son of Elijah Boan and Pearlie Artemus Pate. He married Nancy Eleanor Ingram in 1877. This union between Samuel and Nancy produced nine children; six sons and three daughters. 

On 24 October 1918, Nancy Eleanor Ingram Boan passed away.2 Her husband, Samuel Boyd was named Executor of her estate. Before the estate was fully settled, Samuel Boyd Boan, Sr. passed away on 30 March 1921.3
 
After his death, the son Luther Boan was appointed administrator. 

















State of South Carolina, }
County of Chesterfield. }
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In Re Estate of Nancy E. }
Boan and Samuel B. Boan, }
Deceased. }
                              To M. J. Hough , Probate Judge:-
                                                                         We hereby
acknowledge that our brother, Luther Boan, as Administrator of our
mother’s estate, Nancy E. Boan, and as executor of our father’s will,
Samuel B. Boan, deceased, has fully settled with us in full
for all amounts due us from said estates and we, therefore,
fully authorize you to grant him a discharge in both estates
agreeable to the laws of South Carolina.
Pearl A. Funderburk
W. H. Boan
Sallie Polson
D. A. Boan
S. J. Boan
E. F. Boan
C. W. Boan
Hattie Turnage
 
I’m puzzled over how “Hattie Turnage” fits into this estate as an heir-at-large. In Nancy’s probate folder she named 8 of her 9 children; one daughter (Martha Jane died before 1900). Hattie Turnage  was not mentioned within the estate.4 5  

Further research tonight resulted in determining that Hattie Turnage was named in the Will of Samuel Boyd  Boan, as the Infant daughter of W. F. Turnage. William Franklin Turnage married Hattie McBride and their daughter Hattie was born in 1905. She remained single and died at the age of 95 in 2001.

Luther Boan was discharged of his Executor’s duties on 20 October 1923. 







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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-28513-12?cc=1911928 : accessed 13 December 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 1053-1137 > image 387 of 1673; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 July 2015); Memorial page for Nancy Elnor Ingram Boan; (20 October 1854–23 October 1918); Find a Grave memorial # 47923612, Citing Saint Marys’ Presbyterian Church Cemetery (old); Patrick, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 July 2015); Memorial page for Samuel B. Boan; (1 September 1852–30 March 1921); Find a Grave memorial # 47923593, Citing Saint Marys' Presbyterian Church Cemetery (old); Patrick, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[4] Folder # 1076 - "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-28332-17?cc=1911928 : accessed 13 December 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 1053-1137 > image 395 of 1673; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
[5] Folder #1045 - "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-32397-27?cc=1911928 : accessed 13 December 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0980-1052 > image 1331 of 1643; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Brief Update

 

On 4 December, my 92 year old Aunt, whom I care for, fell and broke her right hip. After three nights in a local hospital and transfer to a more update hospital we learned that the fall may have been caused by a heart attack. 

The Doctors felt that the heart problem had to be resolved before any hip operation could take place. Further testing revealed more recent heart deterioration and that my Aunt did not have the strength to sustain such delicate and tedious operations. Complicating the situations is also a bout of pneumonia.

At present, my Aunt is resting well in a local Hospice Haven.   

Please keep her and our extended family in your thoughts and prayers.  

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Amanuensis Monday~Will of James [Ellis] Eddings, Sr.


Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.
 

His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.



Today’s subject is The Chesterfield County WILL of James Eddings, 1894.1

Will of James Eddings, page 1Will of James Eddings, page 2
In the name of God Amen.  I James Eddings of the County of Chesterfield State of South Carolina Being of Sound Mind and Disposing Memory but feeble in Body and Knowing the uncertainty of Life and the certainty of death do make ordain Publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testaments in Manner and form following.
First It is my Wish and my Will and I hereby direct my Executor who hereinafter named to take possession of all Such Property as I may own including my Growing crops, and as speedily and practical thereafter from its proceeds pay such Sums as may be found due to Mrs. Alice Goodwin, John T.McNair, my burial expenses and the amount due A. A. Pollock and after the payments of said Debts, divide the remainder of my property as follows.
2 I give and bequeath to my Daughter Winnie Hammonds my Sewing Machine.
3 I give and bequeath to my Son Ellis my Double Barrel Gun.
4. I give and bequeath to my Son Henry my watch.
5. I give and bequeath to my Son Ellis My daughter Hattie My daughter Carrie My Daughter Emma & My daughter Alice all of my Household and Kitchen Furniture and after the payments of the above named Debts any Surplus of crops remaining together with my Horse and Wagon I wish sold and the proceeds divided between my said Son Ellis and my daughter Hattie, Carrie, Emma and Alice in Equal proportions Share and share alike My Son Frank William and John being able to take care of themselves  I give them nothing by this my Last Will and Testament. They having already received their Share of my Estate.
It is also my Will and my Wish that my Wife Christian Receive no part or Share of my Estate and Lastly, I nominate and appoint R. C. Goodwin Executor of My Estate and Guardian of my children Ellis, Hattie, Carrie, Emma and Alice.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto Signed my name and affixed my seal this 22nd day of April AD 1894.
                                 
Signed Sealed Published}              James X his mark Eddings {LD}
And Declared by the Testator}
To be his Last Will and Testament}
And we signed the same as}
Witnesses thereto in the presence}
of the Testator at his request}
and in the presence of each other}
B. T. Perkins
H. P. Peques
H. E. Hammond


James Ellis Eddins, Sr. was 66 years of age when he passed away. He had been married multiple times. His wives were:
1st. Diana ‘Ann’ Boan; md. abt 1847
2nd. Maria Marshall Goodwin; md. 5 Nov 1868
3rd. Emily Moore;  abt 1877

4th. Christian LNU; md. Unknown

He had a total of 12 children; 5 by his 1st wife, 2 by his 2nd wife and 5 by his third wife. No known children exists from his marriage to Christian named in the above Will. 








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[1]  "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19427-35896-6?cc=1911928 : accessed 6 December 2015), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0553B-0637 > images 1196 & 1197 of 1488; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
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