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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~FAMILY BIBLE-BROCK-SELLERS-JOHNS

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FAMILY BIBLE-BROCK-SELLERS-JOHNS
My Mom once owned an old Family Bible containing data about the BROCK-SELLERS and JOHNS Family. Over time this Bible has become lost or misplaced but I still have copies of the pages I xeroxed from this Bible about 30 years ago. All pertinent Family History data from the Bible has been transcribed and contained here within.
Family Bible Page
BIRTHS:
MARY ALLIEN BROCK was borne Oct. 4th, 1908.
CATHRON ELIZABETH BROCK was borne Aug. 19th, 1907.
SARAH ELLEN BROCK was born April 16th, 1910.
MAMIE BABY was born December the 6th., 1911.
M. C. (MARION CARL) JOHN was born July the 5th, 1913.
MARY ELLEN JOHN was born May the 5th, 1915.
WILLIAM LUTHER JOHN was born April 11th, 1917.
JOHN W. BROCK was borne September the 1st, 1847
MARY A. BROCK was borne March the 24th, 1848.
MARY R.E. BROCK was born July the 12th, 1881.
WILLIE B. JOHN was borne April the 7th, 1919.
RUBY LEE JOHN was borne Sept. the 1st, 1921.
The INFANT SON of Mamie and Julius John was born Jan. the 2nd, 1924.
H. BROCK was borne Oct. 1st, 1907.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JOHN was borne March 4th, 1927.
EVRET (EVERETT) JULIUS JOHN was born March the 11th, 1930.
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MARRIAGES:
JOHN W. BROCK and MARY A. BROCK was married March the 14th, 1869.
MAMIE and JULIUS JOHN was married June the 16th, 1912.
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DEATHS: 
JOHN W. BROCK departed this life August the 30th 1895.
MARY R.E. BROCK departed this life May the 22nd, 1884.
ELIZABETH SELLARS departed life May the 30th, 1899.
J. ARNOLD SELLARS departed this life March the 14th, 1904.
MARY A. BROCK died May the 3rd, 1907. Age 59 years, 1 month and 10 days.
ELIZABETH C. BROCK departed this life November the 24th, 1907. Age 3 months and 4 days.
Birth calculated to be 20 August 1907.
L. E. BROCK died December the 15th, 1928.
B. F. BROCK died July the 13th, 1924.

Note:  The JOHN Family for the past 100 years has added an "S" making the surname JOHNS. 

Many of the names I still do not know how they are related or which family to connect them to: i. e.
  • Elizabeth C. Brock departed this life 24 Nov 1907, age 3 months and 4 days = b. 20 Aug. 1907
  • Mary R.E. Brock departed this life May the 22nd, 1884
  • Cathron Elizabeth Brock was borne Aug. 19th, 1907.
  • Sarah Ellen Brock was born April 16th, 1910. This may be Sarah Ella granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin Brock and Louise Ellen Sellers; daughter of Charles Washington Brock. 
If you have any information about these individuals please contact me.  My e-mail contact is at the bottom right corner of this page.






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[1] SOURCE: Family knowledge/ownership of Bible.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday~Tobias A. ‘Tobie’ Huneycutt


Tobias A. ‘Tobie’ Huneycutt1
b. 5 Oct. 1852
d. 5 Apr 1930
bu. Mount Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery

DC - T. A. Huneycutt2

Tobias A. Huneycutt, son of John Wylie and Elizabeth Love Huneycutt died on 5 August 1930 from chronic Myocarditis. He was 77 years of age and left surviving him a wife and children. 2 3

He married Joannah Douglas, age 18 on 29 October 1876 in Anson County, North Carolina.
 
Tobias A. Huneycutt is my 1st Cousin 3 times removed.








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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 June 2015); Memorial page for Tobie A. Huneycutt; (5 October 1852–5 April 1930); Find a Grave memorial # 71018071, Citing Mount Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery; Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
[2] North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976, Images. Ancestry, (https://www.ancestry.com: 6 June 2015), North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Raleigh, North Carolina, T. A. HUNEYCUTT; Certificate number 419, 5 April 1930.
[3] Myocarditis or inflammatory cardiomyopathy is inflammation of heart muscle

Monday, June 27, 2016

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed, Mary T. Davis to C. D. Boan, 1872


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 Mary T. Davis to C. D. Boan, 1872.1

Sometime before 25 May 1866, Christopher Boan (1806-1866) of Chesterfield County passed away leaving an estate containing 194 acres of land.2  His son, Charles David Boan requested and received Letters of Administration from the Courts.
Christopher Boam = req for Letters

Transcription: 3
Chester field S C May the 25th 1866
Mr illegible Craig a few lines to you if you illegible
I ask you for leters <sic> of administration if you
Will grant it father and mother is Both ded
And the rest of the familey is in Carbondale, Ill.
Williamson Co C. D. Boan the son of Christopher Boan
To Mr. xxxx xxxxxx Mr. heue [Hugh] Craig

The lands owned by Christopher Boan were acquired by the County for failure to pay taxes on the property. On the 18 June 1872, T. L. Weston, Auditor of Chesterfield County, SC sold 194 acres of land formerly belonging to Christopher Boan to Mary T. Davis for ten dollars and 57/100 [$10.57].

This transaction, dated as aforesaid, was recorded in Chesterfield County Deed Book 4, pages 145 & 146. Three months later Mary T. Davis sold this same 194 acres of land to C. D. Boan, son of Christopher Boan, for fifty dollars [$50.00].

Weston to Mary T. Davis DB 4 page 146-147

Mary T. Davis to C. D. Boan Deed 5
The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Know all men by these presents that I, Mary T. Davis for and inconsideration of the sum of fifty dollars to me in hand paid by C. D. Boan the receipt whereof is herby acknowledged have Granted, bargained, Sold and released and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said C. D. Boan all that tract, piece, or parcel of Land Containing one hundred ninety four [194] acres more or less formerly belonging to Christopher Boan and Sold as delinquent Land at a sale By the Treasurer of the County, the sell day in June 1872 Bounded by the lands of J. L. P. Boan, R. T. Powell and others unto the said C. D. Boan his heirs and assigns forever. To have and to hold all and Singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining unto the said C. D. Boan, his heirs and assigns forever and I hereby relinquish and forever quit claim all my right and title to the above premises.
In witness I hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd of September A. D. 1872.
The words more or less interlined before the beginning of the deed.
Signed, sealed and delivered}                                     Mary T. Davis {LS}
In presence of}
Stephen Jackson}
W. B. Odom}
 
{U S stamps amounting to}
{Fifty one cents properly canceled}
 

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Personally appeared before me Stephen Jackson and made oath that he saw the within named Mary T. Davis sign Seal and as her act and deed deliver the within deed and that he and W. B. Odom witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me Stephen Jackson
2 Dec 1872.
F. F. Mulloy
Clk.

Auditors Office}
Chesterfield Co.}
Recorded October 4 1872 Sales Book A page 21
                                                  F. L. Weston
                                                  County Auditor

Recorded 2 Dec 1872,
Orign’l Dlv to C D Boan










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[1] Land Deed - Mary T. Davis to C. D. Boan Deed; 2 September 1872; Deed Book #Book 4; Page(s) 146-147; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, SC; 4 June 2016.
[2] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19384-38763-64?cc=1911928 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0153-0227 > image 1218 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
[3] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19384-40005-22?cc=1911928 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0153-0227 > image 1232 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
[4] Land Deed – T. L. Weston, Auditor to Mary T. Davis Deed; 18 June 1872; Deed Book #Book 4; Page(s) 145-146; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, SC; 4 June 2016.
[5] Land Deed - Mary T. Davis to C. D. Boan Deed; 2 September 1872; Deed Book #Book 4,; Page(s) 146-147; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, SC; 4 June 2016.






































Sunday, June 26, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #103–Pvt. Frederick F. Rivers.

 

This is a new series of posting, appearing every Sunday, on selected Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resources if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Today we will be looking at the following Estate folders:
Folder #103
Frederick F. Rivers. 1 2

This estate folder begins at image #497 and ends with image #513. (images 497-513) 
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19384-45382-8?cc=1911928

Private Frederick F. Rivers, age 38, son of Frederick F. Rivers and Siddie Boatwright died about January 1866.

On 11 January 1866, Calvin Rivers, his youngest brother, petitioned the Courts for Letters of Administration of the Estate and affects of Frederick F. Rivers.
   
FF Rivers - Req. Ltr of probate

Transcription:
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
To Hugh Craig, Sen. Esq. Ordinary
I do hereby apply for Letters of Administration of the Estate and effects of Frederick F. Rivers deceased – Jan’y 11th 1866.
                                                                                   Calvin Rivers

Calvin Rivers was granted Letters of Administration and Mssrs. John H. Perkins, D. R. Davis and P. G. Hinson were appointed by the Courts to inventory the estate. 
 
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Transcription:
State of South Carolina} By Hugh Craig, Sen.
Chesterfield District} Esquire, Ordinary
To Mess’rs John H. Perkins, D. R. Davis and P. G. Hinson
These are to authorize and empower you, or any three or four of you, to repair to all sucj places, within this districts, as you shall be directed unto by Calvin Rivers Adm. of the Estate of Fred’k F. Rivers late of said district, dec’d. Wheresoever any of the goods & chattels of said decease, are or do remain, and which shall be shewn to you by the said Calvin Rivers and there view and appraise the same being first duly sworn on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, to make a just and true appraisement of the same, and to make a true & perfect inventory thereof, and cause the same to be returned certified under your hand, or any three or four of you to the said Calvin Rivers on or before the do first day of April now next ensuing.
Dated the 29th day of January
In the year of our Lord One thousand
Eight Hundred and sixty-six.
Hugh Craig, Sen.
O. C. D.

Memorandum – This 30th day of January Anno Domini 1866, personally appeared before me John H. Perkins, Phillip G. Hinson and D. R. Davis being three of the Appraisers appointed to appraise the goods & chattels of Fred’k F. Rivers deceased, who being duly sworn, made oath, that they would make a just and true appraisement of all the goods & chattels of said deceased as shall be shown to them by Calvin Rivers Admn. Of the estate of said deceased, and that they would return the same certified under their hands, to the said Calvin Rivers within the time prescribed by law. –
Sworn to before me}                                         John H. Perkins
Hugh Craig, Sen.                                               P. G. Hinson
O.C.D.                                                               D. R. Davis
 

Pvt. Frederick F. Rivers was never married. He served with Company “D”, 6th SC CAV CSA and was captured and taken prisoner at Stoney Creek on 1 Dec 1864.

His War records shows that Frederick took the Oath of Allegiance on 17 June, 1865 while a prisoner at Point Lookout Maryland. He was released that same day. The document shows him as dark complexion, Black Hair, blue eyes, 6 feet and 3/4 inch in height.  His place of residence is listed as Chesterfield District, SC.

No record exist that show why Frederick died so young but I suspect it was related to injuries or diseases acquired during the Civil War.

Pvt. Frederick F. Rivers is buried in the Rivers Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.





 
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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Frederick F. RIVERS; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 21 May 2014); Estate Folder #103.
[2] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19384-45382-8?cc=1911928 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0088-0152 > image 497 of 1495; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.



















Saturday, June 25, 2016

It’s Family Time~ The Nancy Elizabeth Rivers Holyfield Family


It's Family Time
In 1850 Luke Rivers and his wife Mary Selina Johns were living in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Luke & Selina -1850- Chesterfield
1850 Chesterfield County, SC


Luke was  a son of Mark Rivers and Annie Parker and a few years earlier his sister Millie and brother Mark had migrated to Mississippi. Evidently Mark and Millie were in contact with Luke and convinced him between 1850 and 1860 to move to Mississippi. Luke and his wife moved with their four children, 3 daughters and a son, to Jones County Mississippi arriving before 1859. Their arrival was early enough in the 1850’s for their daughter Nancy Elizabeth to meet and fall in love with Moses Holyfield, Jr. Moses and Nancy Elizabeth were married in 1859. In 1860, they are enumerated as a family unit.  

Moses & Elizabeth
1860 Jones County, MS





1860 Jones Co., MS








Moses Holyfield, Jr. and Nancy Elizabeth Rivers were first Cousin. Moses, Jr. was the son of Luke’s sister Millie and her husband Moses Holyfield, Sr. 

Moses - Millie
1860 Jones County, MS







Moses Holyfield, Jr. and Nancy Elizabeth Rivers had the following children:
 
I. Emily Jane Holyfield, born abt 1862, Jones County, Mississippi; married Abner A. Hinton.
ii. Franklin David Holyfield, born 26 Jan 1863, Jones County, Mississippi; married Mary Addie Ulmer; died 26 Jan 1931, Laurel, Jones Co., MS.
iii. Warren W. Holyfield, born abt 1866, Jones County, Mississippi; married Mary C. Wheeler.
iv. Catherine Holyfield, born abt 1868, Jones County, Mississippi; married George Washington Harper, Jones County, Mississippi.
v. Evelyne L. Holyfield, born 18 Apr 1869, Jones County, Mississippi; married John William Hill, Jones County, Mississippi; died 27 Apr 1941.
 
Moses Holyfield, Jr. is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.
Nancy Elizabeth Rivers is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.
 
 









 
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Sources:
1. 1850 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 128A; Line 1, Dwelling 186, Family 186, Household of Moses HOLYFIELD; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 374.
2. 1860 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, page 51/709; Line 18, Dwelling 331, Family 331, Household of Moses Holyfield; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 584.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Jones County, Mississippi, mortality schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, Moses Holyfield; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, Jones County, Mississippi, mortality schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, Moses Holyfield; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm.
5. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 168A, Line 6, Family #1065, Dwelling #1065, Household of Luke Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
6. 1870 US Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Township 8, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 202B/203A; Lines 35-41, Family #61, Dwelling #62, Household of Elizabeth HOLIFIELD; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing NARA publication M593_733.
7. 1880, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Pinelville, Jones County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 126, Page: 313D (stamped); Line 41, Dwelling 98, Family 98, Household of J. J. HOLIFIELD; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 January 2013); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 651.
8. 1900, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 60, Page 101B, Line 67, Dwelling 347, Family 350, Household of John HOLIFIELD; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 January 2013); citing NARA publication T623_Roll: 813.
9. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 November 2013); Memorial page for Elizabeth Holyfield; (6 June 1836-Mar. 26, 1913*); Find a Grave memorial # 25189566, Citing Springhill Cemetery; Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, USA.
Holyfield is also spelled Holifield.






















Friday, June 24, 2016

Chesterfield County Deed~T. Bone to Phillip Sellers Deed



T. Bone to Phillip Sellers Deed


State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
October 21st 1872. Know all men these presents that I Temperance J. Bone of the County and state aforesaid have this day bargained Sold and by there <sic>presents do bargain, sell and convey to Phillip A. Sellers for the Sum of Seventy five dollars my legatee part of land containing two hundred acres of land more or less being a tract of land formally belonging to Sarah Hancock dec'd and Temperance J. Bone, do warrant and defend the title of the said land to Phillip A. Sellers to his and assigns forever from myself my heirs administrators Executors forever. Witness my hand and seal done the day and date above written.
Done in the presence of}                Temperance J. X her mark Bone {seal}
T. H. Sellers}
H. H. X his mark Hancock}

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County} Personally appeared before me T. H. Sellers and made oath that he saw the above named Temperance J. Bone sign seal and as her act and deed deliver the above instrument of writing for the uses and purposes therein set forth and that he with H. H. Hancock witnessed the Execution thereof.                                       T. H. Sellers
Sworn to before me}
18 Nov 1872}
T. F. Mulloy, Clk}

Auditors Office} Recorded Oct 23 in Sales Book A page 23
Chesterfield Co.}                                T. L. Watson
                                                                      A.C.C
 
Recorded 18th Nov. 1872
Original Dev’d to P. Sellers
 
I could use some help with parties named within this land deed. Questions I have are:
  • Who is Temperance J. Bone?
  • Which Phillip A. Sellers?
  • T. H. Sellers is a witness; Is this Thomas Hardy Sellers and if so who are Thomas Hardy Sellers parents.
  • Who is Sarah Hancock deceased; died prior to Nov 1872?
  • Who is H. H. Hancock witness?
If you have any information about this land deed or the parties named within; please contact me. My e-mail is on the right column of this page , at bottom of page.  





 
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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book #4: page 141,  T. Bone to Phillip Sellers Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.























Thursday, June 23, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~Valentine Brock and Nancy Vandigrift


Finding ancestors that migrated away from the home county or home state is always a challenge and very rewarding when found. I can remember it like yesterday when I found the family of Valentine Brock and his wife Elizabeth Lundy living in Henry County, Georgia. 

Valentine b. bef 1775 in the Cheraw District and his wife Elizabeth Lundy, b. 3 Feb. 1780 were married in 1807 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Valentine and Elizabeth had 5 children:
  • James Lundy Brock, b. 8 Sept 1808
  • Mary Ann Brock, b.20 Feb. 1810
  • Sarah Elizabeth Brock, b. 26 Jan. 1812
  • Eliza P. Brock, b. 16 Nov. 1813
  • Valentine Brock, b. 2 Feb 1815
All the children were born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

On 21 July 1836, the youngest son, Valentine married Nancy W. Vandigrift daughter of John Vandigrift and Margaret Crockett. Young Valentine’s father had passed away sometime before 1830. The marriage was recorded in Henry County Marriages Book 1822-1933 and General indexes to marriages 1821-1939, page 171. 


Georgia Marriage-Brock-Vandigriff
Marriages, 1822-1933


Marriage-Brock-Vandigriff, GA




Georgia Henry County – I certify that Valentine Brock and Nancy Vandigrift were duly joined in matrimony by me this 21st day of July 1836.
                                                        J. A. Ellis J. J. C.
               Recorded the 14th day of September 1836.
                                                        Chas. Bayne D. C. C. O.

Valentine and Nancy had 2 daughters before he died at the age of 34 on 25 April 1850 in Henry County, Georgia.
 
Valentine Brock, b. 1815 is my 2nd cousin 4 times removed.
 
 







 
 
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[1] "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-21404-19104-28?cc=1927197 : 22 May 2014), 0175289 (004849061) > image 111 of 540; county courthouses, Georgia.










Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday~Samuel J. Sellers


Samuel J. Sellers
b. 1834
d. July 1887
bu. Hurst Cemetery


30435663_122476755508
Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

Samuel Joseph Sellers was the son of Son of John M. Sellers & Jerusha Ann Smith Sellers. Based on his age as reported in the 1880 census, age 43, he was born in 1837. Samuel J. and Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Hurst were married about 1857. This date is calculated based on the birth of their first known child, a daughter born in February 1858.
 
Samuel and Betty had 12 known children between 1858 and 1883. On 22 February 1886, Samuel Joseph Sellers wrote and signed his Last Will and Testament. His FindAGrave memorial (#30435663) shows his death date as unknown.  

I found one document that shows his death date to be July 1887. This document, a Civil War Tombstone request, was completed 45 years after his reported death date. It may or may not be factual. I wrote about this request here:

http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2014/06/surname-saturdayheadstone-application.html











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[1] 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page: 320B(stamped); Line 39, Dwelling 184, Family 184, Household of Saml SELLARS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 9 October 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 June 2014); Memorial page for Samuel J. Sellers; (1834-unknown); Find a Grave memorial # 30435663, Citing Hurst Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
[3] "Applications for Headstones for Military Veterans, 1925-1963," , Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2014),  "Headstone Applications for Military Veterans - Samuel J. SELLERS"; National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C..

Monday, June 20, 2016

Amanuensis Monday~Estate of Minerva Copeland, 1867


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, SC Estate of Minerva Copeland, 1867.1

Minerva Copeland #0

Minerva Copeland was born in 1821, a daughter of John Copeland and his wife Nancy. She passed away in October 1867. Her Mother petitioned the courts for letters of administration of her estate. Her father was no longer living having passed away sometime before 1860. 

Minerva Copeland #1
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
To Hugh Craig Esq. Judge of Probate
The Petition of Nancy Copeland
Sheweth that Minerva Copeland the daughter of your petitioner, departed this life about the ______ day of Oct. 1867, having while she lived and at the time of her death, divers goods, chattels and credits, upon which there has been no administration – your petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Administration on her estate be granted unto her according to the usage and practices of this court.
Witnefs H. C. Chapman              Nancy X (her mark) Copeland
 
 
Minerva Copeland #2

State of South Carolina} By Hugh Craig, Esq.
Chesterfield County} Judge of Probate
Personally appeared Nancy Copeland before me who being duly sworn on the Holy Evan of Almighty God, made oath that she would produce to show the appraisers who shall be appointed by the Judge of probate and inform them of all and singular the goods and chattels of Minerva Copeland deceased, which already have or may hereafter come into her hands, pofsefsion or knowledge before the day of making the appraisement – and that the said Minerva Copeland died without any will so far as she knows or believes – and that she will well and truly administrative all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased and pay all her just debts, so far as her goods & chattels will extend and the law requires – and that she will make a just and true inventory of all such goods and return a just account when thereunto required.
Sworn before me}                       Nancy X (her mark) Copeland
Jany 6th 1871}
Hugh Craig
Judge of Probate
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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-1-19384-47163-7?cc=1911928 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0331-0383 > image 46 of 1383; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
 
 


























Sunday, June 19, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #56–Lewis Boatwright, Jr.

This is a new series of posting, appearing every Sunday, on selected Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resources if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Today we will be looking at the following Estate folders:
 
Folder #56
Lewis Boatwright, Jr. 1

 
This estate folder begins at image #526 and ends with image #540. (images 526-540)

 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-30557-53?cc=1911928
 

Lewis Boatwright, Jr, son of Lewis Boatwright, Sr. and Sarah Lundy died 7 March 1863 at the age of 65. He married Elizabeth Rebecca Davis, daughter of Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers about 1818. Together they raised a family of eight; three sons and five daughters. Tragically, Lewis lost two of his children within 3 days of each other in February 1863. His son, Samuel on 19 February 1863 and his daughter Mary B. on 22 February 1863.
No will has been found for Lewis Boatwright estate indicating he died intestate. The administrator of his estate was Elisha B. Smith. At the time of his death he had two grown sons (George R. and Calvin) of age to administered the estate. He was a very successful farmer and left a rather large estate for this time period. His personal estate alone was worth over $7000.00

Appointed as appraisers for the estate were:
P. G. Hinson
F. H. Smith
Isaac Smith
J. W. Swiney


Lewis Boatwrighr Apprasial 











Lewis Boatwright Inventory #2 Lewis Boatwright Inventory #1

We the appraisers appointed to appraise the property Belonging to the estate of Lewis Boatwright Dec’d do certify that the above is a true appraisement of the Personal property belonging to the sd estate as shown us by E. B. Smith Adm.
April 7th, 1863                                
P. G. Hinson
F. H. Smith
Isaac Smith
T. W. Swiney
 
 
Lewis Boatwright Final Accounting
Court of Probate
Chesterfield C. H. Nov 1th 1871
Ex. Parte }
Elisha B. Smith } Petition for final accounting
Adm. Lewis Boatwright} & discharge
Upon hearing the petition on this case and it appearing to my satisfaction that the administrator has in his hands yet due and unpaid, certain Notes and Judgments due and owing to him as administrator aforesaid, which are considered doubtful and in order that the said Administrator may be the better prepared for rendering unto this court his final account of his acting’s and doings as such, It is Ordered that he be permitted to offer for sale at public outcry, at Chesterfield Court House , on the first Monday in December next, after giving, due notice of such sale in three five or more public places in this county, all such Judgments, Notes, accounts and other choice in action held by him as administrator aforesaid, and that an account of said sale , be returned to this court.        Hugh Craig
Judge of Probate

Lewis Boatwright is my 3rd Great Grant Uncle by marriage.




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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-1-19383-30557-53?cc=1911928 : accessed 29 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0023-0064 > image 526 of 709. Case 56, Lewis Boatwright, 526-540












Saturday, June 18, 2016

It’s Family Time~Sarah Frances 'Sallie" Purvis and John Rufus Lang

It's Family Time
The Family Bible shows that Sarah Frances "Sallie" Purvis was born on 16 June 1892 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina. Her tombstone and death certificate are both in conflict with this data. The June 1892 date does match the 1900 Census. 
 
Sarah Frances was the fifth of 7 children born to William James Purvis and Mary Hulda Previtte. At age 18 on 10 June 1910 Sarah Frances Purvis and John Rufus Lang were married in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 
 
John Rufus Lang, born 6 March 1883 was the son of Margie Lang.

John Rufus was a lifelong farmer in Anson County, North Carolina. In the early years of their marriage Sallie and John Rufus lived near her parents.
 
Their marriage would produce 9 children; five daughters and four sons of which one daughter died at 14 months of age. 
 
i. Carrie Belle Lang, born 10 Apr 1912, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married William Levander Campbell, 18 Jan 1930, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John David Haigler, 12 Aug 1984; died 29 Dec 2008, Kannapolis, Cabarrus, North Carolina.
ii. Ida Delle Lang, born 9 Jun 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Clyde Harrison Alford; died 4 Dec 1982, Thomasville, Davidson, North Carolina.
iii. Jennie Nell Lang was born on 22 Mar 1917 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 22 May 1918 at the age of 1 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
iv. Lela Mae Lang, born 12 Aug 1918, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Joseph Culus Boan; died 10 Sep 2014, High Point, Guilford, North Carolina.
v. Robert Lee Lang, born 22 Apr 1920, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Mary Ethel Hudson; died 3 Apr 1972, Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina.
vi. Ruthie Lee Lang, born 17 Aug 1922, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Levi William Jordan; died 3 Feb 2008, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. Still Living.
viii. William Jackson "Bill" Lang, born 19 Apr 1926, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; died 9 Dec 2009, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ix. Still Living.
 
Sarah Frances "Sallie" Purvis Lang and John Rufus Lang are my Grandaunt and Granduncle.
 
 
 
 
 
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Sources:
1. Sarah F. LANG, death certificate 005798 (22 May 1951), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
2. William J. Purvis Family Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Birth: 16 June 1891; Sarah Frances PURVIS, Obtained from <private source>, North Carolina.
3. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 February 2013); Memorial page for Sarah Frances Purvis Lang; (16 June 1892–22 May 1951); Find a Grave memorial # 40603587, Citing Campbell Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
4. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 8, page 149B, line 79, dwelling 15, family 15, Household of William J. Purvis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1976); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
5. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven Twsp., Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #012, page 184, line 64-67, dwelling 65, family 65, Household of William Purvis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
6. 1920 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #13, Page 197B; Line 82, Dwelling 212, Family 212, Household of John R. LANG; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 23 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T625, Roll: 1283.
7. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 18, Page 28A, Line 44, Dwelling 122, Family 123, Household of John R. LANG; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 14 January 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_Roll: 1672.
8. 1940 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 4-19, Page 231A&B/6A&B; Line 40, Household #91, Household of John R. LANG; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 14 January 2013); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2871.
9. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 1078. Tombstone of Sarah Frances Purvis LANG; 16 June 1891–22 May 1951, Campbell Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
10. John Rufus Lang and Sarah Frances Purvis, (10 June 1910), Chesterfield County Marriage Index: ; Probate Office, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
11. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, John Rufus Lang (6 March 1883–29 June 1968), Memorial # 40603553.
12. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013), John Rufus Lang; 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, FHL Roll Number: 1765558; Birth Date: 4 Mar 1884.
13. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #3, Page 52A, Line 57, Dwelling 146, Family 146, Household of Malcolm LANG.
14. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #37, Page 131B; Line 99, Dwelling 96, Family 99, Household of Malcolm LANG; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 25 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
15. John Rufus Lang obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, South Carolina, 4 July 1968, Page 2.
16. Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, 2011 (www.ancestry.com), John R. LANG, 249-34-7577, viewed on-line 19 February 2013.
 
 








































Friday, June 17, 2016

Chesterfield County Military Veteran~TEC 4 Simpson E. Toler


In Memory 
of
 
US_Army_WWII_T4C.svg
Simpson E. Toler
b. Jan. 18, 1916
d. Jun. 29, 1976

TEC 4 US ARMY
WORLD WAR II

Enlisted: 17 Oct. 1942

Simpson E. Toler


Simpson E. Toler is my 2 Cousin once removed.





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{1] Army Rank Insignia courtesy of Wikipedia.com



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~SC Roll Of The Dead


If you are doing research on South Carolina family member's that served during the Civil War, especially those that did not survive the War, I highly recommend you add the SC Roll Of The Dead to your list of resources. 

This partial list shows those with the BROCK surname that did not survive.

  • Brock, Joel W., Chesterfield, 21st SCV, died 1865, in Charleston
  • Brock, Saml W., age 35, 21st SCV, 1865, In Charleston
  • Brock,  Calvin, Chesterfield , age 33, Pvt., Co I , 8th SCV, 1865, Prison , at Camp Chase
  • Brock,  Thos., Chesterfield , age 24, Pvt., 21st SCV, 1865, in Charleston
  • Brock,  Thos., Pvt., Co, D, 21st SCV, 17 Oct 1863, Typh. of Columbia
  • Brock,  A. M., Pvt., Co, D, 21st SCV, 30 Sept, 1864 in Charleston.
  • Brock,  Jno. W., Abbeville, Pvt., Co, G, 1st SCV, 22 June 1864 Smallpox and Ricketts
  • Brock,  T. J. Pickens, Pvt., Co, I, P.S.S., 1862, illegible
Brock-Roll of Dead
Two pages from Roll of The Dead 1











The first 4 men on this list are all my ancestors that didn’t survive the War. The Roll of the Dead contains over 400 pages of information about South Soldiers who died in the Civil War.2

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Use this link to find a copy of the Roll of The Dead near you.3

http://www.worldcat.org/title/roll-of-the-dead-south-carolina-troops-confederate-states-service/oclc/865697945






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[1] pages from Roll of the Dead: William J. Rivers, Roll of the Dead: South Carolina Troops, Confederate States Service (Columbia, South Carolina: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1994).
[2] https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/336861?availability=Family%20History%20Library
[3] http://www.worldcat.org/title/roll-of-the-dead-south-carolina-troops-confederate-states-service/oclc/865697945

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday~Lewis Lafayette Toler


Lewis Lafayette Toler
b. 27 January 1911
d. 8 June 1974
bu. Society Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery

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Lewis Lafayette Toler was a son of William Shadrac Toler and Margaret Alice Linton. He had eleven siblings; 9 brothers and 2 sisters. 

Lewis served in the European theater of World War II. He was granted a 30 day furlough home with his family in July 1945. 

PFC Lewis Toler, is home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Toler, after spending 34 months in the European theater.1

Lewis died in the VA hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. He remained a bachelor throughout his life.
 
Lewis Lafayette Toler is my 2nd Cousin once removed.







 
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[1] PFC Lewis Toler Granted Furlough, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 8 July 1945, page 6-B, column 2.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 January 2016); Memorial page for PFC Lewis L. Toler; (27 January 1911–8 June 1974); Find a Grave memorial # 97068253, Citing Society Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery; Society Hill, Darlington County, South Carolina, USA.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Amanuensis Monday~Probate of the James Smith Estate, 1890


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 Probate of the Estate of James Smith, 1890.1

James Smith was born 4 March 1826, a son of Duncan Smith. He married Catherine McLaurin about 1855/56 and they had 6 children; 3 sons and 3 daughters. James died on 23 January 1890. His wife died approximately 3 years later in September 1893.  

The Widow and six children are shown here in this distribution of assets:

Heirs at Law - James Smith











By amt paid Widow, one third – $98.05
D. A. Smith [Daniel A.] – $32.68
I. J. Smith [Isabel Jane] – $32.68
M. C. Smith [Mary Cornelia] – $32.68
F. J. Smith [Franklin James] – $32.68
M. D. Smith [Milton Duncan] – $32.68
N. A. Smith [Nancy A.] – $32.68

James Smith Probate

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
To Hon. H. D. Tiller Judge of Probate for Chesterfield County
The petition of the undersigned respectfully represents to the court
1st. That James Smith late of Chesterfield County died intestate on the 23rd day of July 1890 leaving a personal Estate amounting to about one thousand dollars.
2nd. That Letters of Administration has not [been] issued to any one and that the heirs of Said Estate have mutually agreed for letters of Administration to be granted to the undersigned.
Wherefore your petitioner prays that Letters of Administration be granted unto him in order that the said Estate may be managed and Settled according to law and your petitioner will ever pray &.
August 18th 1890                                                     F. J. Smith
 
 
 
 
 
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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-1-19384-30467-45?cc=1911928 : accessed 12 June 2016), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0153-0227 > image 695 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.












Sunday, June 12, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #285–John Ellis

This is a new series of posting, appearing every Sunday, on selected Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resources if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Today we will be looking at the following Estate folders:
Folder #285
John Ellis 1
This estate folder begins at image #140 and ends with image #172. (images 140-172)

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-35028-53?cc=1911928

Nowhere within the Estate folder of John Ellis is there a document that shows his date of death; but his tombstone in the Peniel Cemetery records his death date as 15 November 1871. John had lost his entire family by the time of his death. His two children, William Archibald and Sarah Ann had passed away in 1864. Then in June of 1867, his wife Eliza passed away.
The loss in his entire family resulted in his estate being divided between his siblings and surviving nieces and nephews. 
At the time of John’s death he held a large estate consisting of both real and personal which included 400 acres of land on Bear Creek. Court was held on the 27th day of December 1872 to determine the disposition of said land.

http://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2016/05/amanuensis-mondaysummons-to-sale-lands.html

This document from his estate shows those surviving heirs at law.
Heirs at Law - John Ellis
Image 150











The heirs-at-law were:
  • Jacob Ellis
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  • J. J. Ellis, son of illegible
  • Wesley Ellis, son of illegible
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  • Elisha Ellis
  • -----------------
  • Rachel Bone – [Wife of Charles Wesley Boan]
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  • Wm Smothers, son of Nancy
  • Christian Kissah , daughter of Nancy
  • Elisha Smothers, son of Nancy
  • Catherine Smothers, daughter of Nancy
  • Effy Ann Gainey, daughter of Nancy
  • ----------------------------
  • Rebecca Ann Odum
  • ----------------------------------
  • Elisha Ellis, Jr. son of Arch
If you are a descendant of John Ellis you should take the time to review his probate file.
The inventory and list of buyers at this estate sale is well worth taking the time to browse through this estate folder.



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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-1-19383-35028-53?cc=1911928 : accessed 11 June 2016), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0282-0330 > image 140 of 1448; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
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