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Monday, August 22, 2016

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed John Honeycut and Others to Isaiah Watson

 

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 John Honeycut and Others to Isaiah Watson. 1

S-76

S-77






 
114 John Honeycutt & Others, Isaiah Watson
This Indenture made this 28th of February in the years of our Lord 1818 Between John Honeycutt, Sarah Honeycutt, Silas Honeycutt and Joel Honeycutt all of the county of Anson and State of NoCarolina of the one part & Isaiah Watson of the other part Witnesseth that the said Honeycut as above mentioned for and in consideration of the sum of Four hundred dollars to them inn hand paid by said Isaiah Watson at and before the sealing of these presents hath bargained sold and delivered unto the said Isaiah Watson his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Anson and sate aforesaid on Ray’s Fork Beginning at a pine by three oaks supposed to be Moses Pearce’s corner on the East Side of said branch and runs with said Pearce’s line West 142 poles crossing sd Branch to a stake by a pine and two black jacks south to John Gain French old survey then West with Fresels old line and Rewind with it to where it crosses the said Trulls line then with Trulls line to his corner Stake by two red oaks and post oaks then E. 142 poles to a stake North 284 poles to the beginning containing three hundred acres of land to him the said Isaiah Watson his heirs & assigns to have & to hold the said land & premises together with every other property occupying thereon without any manner if interpretation or demand from said Honeycutts as above mentioned their heirs or assigns or any other person or persons, but do warrant & forever defend the peaceable possession of said land as above mentioned.
Signed, sealed & delivers}               John X his mark Honeycut {Seal}
In the presence of us}                       Sarah X her mark Honeycut {Seal}
John Watson}                                    Silas X his mark Honeycut {Seal}
Richard X his mark Ellott}               Joel X his mark Honeycut {Seal}
Anson April Session 1818
Then the within Deed was duly proven in open Court by the Oath of John Watson and ordered to be registered.
                                                             Tod Robinson Clk



On 2 June 1810, Bolen Honeycutt left all his land to be equally divided between his wife Sarah and his three sons – John, Joel and Silas Honeycutt.

“Conserning my Land I leav to be Equal Devided between my three Sons Silus Honeycut John honeycut and Joel Honeycut Silus honeycut to have his part of the Land at the faar end John honeycut his part at the upper end and and  Joel his part threw the middle them ares to be lawfully present with with the sd Land at the Deseas of Sarah honeycut my wife and as for the house hold furniture Cattel hogs and horses and all stocks I the sd Bolen honeycut Do leave to  my wife Sarah to Bestoe as she seese Cause and I the sd Blen Honeycut do acnolidg this to be my Last will and testament as…”

Shortly after writing his will on 2 June 1810, Bolen Honeycutt passed away. No specific date is known to exist for the exact date that Bolen Huneycutt’s died. If you have a specific date with a source, I would like to hear from you.

In February 1818, Sarah Honeycutt along with her three sons sold the 300 acres of land, that Bolen owned in Anson County, to Isaiah Watson for four hundred dollars. Then they all moved to Stanly County with Joel eventually migrating to Shelby County, Alabama.  Silas is also believed to have moved to Alabama as evident by the presence of Rachel Honeycutt in the home of Daniel Brigman, 1850, Talladega, Alabama. 







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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 'S": page 76 and 77, 114 John Honeycutt & Others, Isaiah Watson; 28 February 1818, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

[2] Bolen Honeycutt (1810), WILL BOOK: Will; WB 2, page 65; Probate Office, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

[3] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19388-30450-10?cc=1867501 : accessed 27 December 2015), Anson > Wills, 1802-1812, Vol. 2 > image 65 of 136; county courthouses, North Carolina. (Will Book#2 p65)
[4] 1850 U. S. Census, Talladega County, Alabama , population schedule, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama, Page: 431A (stamped); Line 36, Dwelling 1134, Family 1158, Household of Daniel BRIGMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 February 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 15.










Sunday, August 21, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #244~Alexander McMillan

 

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 #244
Alexander McMillan
This estate folder begins at image #429 and ends with image #482. (images 429-482)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-3236-51?cc=1911928

By all standards, Alexander McMillan was a wealthy man at the time of his death. His estate folder consists of approximately 53 pages/images and can be accessed through the hyperlink above. He married Masley Miller about 1829; Malsey was 18 but Alexander was a few years older. Between 1830 and 1845 they would add six children to the household; one son and five daughters.  

The children of Alexander and Malsey were: 

i. Thomas E. McMillan was born about 1830.
ii. Louisa J. McMillan, born 1832; married Levi Pate; died Sep 1859, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. Harriett Ann McMillan, born abt 1834, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Thomas Rorie; died 21 Jan 1918.
iv. Frances Ella McMillan, born 14 Dec 1838; married Peter M. Blakeney; died 12 Oct 1917, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Mary C. McMillan, born abt 1842; married Francis M. Welch.
vi. Henrietta C. McMillan, born abt 1845; married R. P. Miller, abt 1862
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Distribution on the estate was made to all six children even though Louisa J. McMillan Pate had passed away in Sept. 1859.  

Image 451 of 1419 is dated July the 1st 1858.  It states:
Prev. Distributed




Accounts of money and property given to my children in advanced to be accounted for by each of them in the final Division of my Estate. 
 
Distributees on the Estate were his wife Malsey and all 6 children or their heirs.
Image 448-Distribution
Image 448 – Distribution








This is a very interesting estate but even though I have many sources I still do not know when Alexander McMillian died. I have three different documents all with conflicting information so you will have to decided for yourself when Alexander died.
The 1870 Mortality Schedule shows that Alex McMillan died in March 1870.**

1870 Mortality Schedule-Chesterfield County, SC







Image #466 of the Probate file #244 shows that Alexander McMillan died on or before 2 November 1869.
Alex McMillian Death date-Sale of Chattel.



Image #471 of the Probate file #244 is a letter dated 15 July 1869 signed by T. E. McMillan informing the judge that you will show the court appointed appraisers all the good and chattel of said Alexander McMillan.
Letter dated July 1869



This document indicates that Alexander McMillan died before 15 July 1869. 

The probate file shows that Alexander McMillan was deceased sometime prior to 15 July 1869; yet, the 1870 Census Mortality Schedule shows he died in March 1870.








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** Because each of the censuses from 1850-1880 began on June 1, “previous year” refers to the 12 months preceding June 1, or June 1 (of the previous year) to May 31 (of the census year).
1. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 158B(stamped); Line 23, Dwelling 923, Family 923, Household of Alexander McMILLEN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 March 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 113(stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 273, Family 273, Household of Alex. M. McMILLAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 August 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, mortality schedule, Jefferson, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page 113, Line 3, Household #73, Alexr McMillen; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 March 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm MRT573_2197.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Jefferson, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 006, Page: 345B (stamped); Line 37, Dwelling 199, Family 210, Household of Francis M. WELCH; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 March 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.












Saturday, August 20, 2016

It’s Family Time~Sion Page

It's Family Time
Sion Page, son of Uriah Page and his wife Gracey, was born about 1807. At age 21 in 1828, he married a young lady named Nancy, age  23.  Some say that Nancy’s surname is DOVE while others say that her surname is ALMOND. As of today that issue has not been resolved.

Regardless, Sion and Nancy set about making a living as a Miner and raising a family. Over the next 23 years between 1829 and 1851 Sion and Nancy would have nine (9) children; three (3) sons and six daughters.  After the birth of the 9 children Sion would change occupation from that of a Miner to become a farmer. Nancy stayed home keeping house and caring for the children. 

The children of Sion and Nancy are: 



i. Allen McDaniel Page, born 14 Aug 1829, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Sarah Huneycutt, 8 Dec 1853, Stanly County, North Carolina.
ii. Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Page, born 30 Aug 1835, Stanly County, North Carolina; married James W. Huneycutt, 20 May 1855, Stanly County, North Carolina; died 23 Mar 1915, Stanly County, North Carolina.
iii. Rosa A. Page was born on 29 Apr 1838 in Stanly County, North Carolina. 10 11
iv. Lucy G. Page, born 1 Aug 1840, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Evan Smith, 8 Mar 1861, Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina.
v. Mary Frances Page, born abt 1842, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Lindsey F. Whitley, 13 Dec 1896.
vi. Uriah Solomon Daniel Page, born 24 Jul 1843, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Mary Ann Hathcock; died 1901.
vii. Margaret A. Page, born 28 Apr 1845, Stanly County, North Carolina; married James C. Smart; died 24 Aug 1925, Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina.
viii. John Franklin Page, born 24 Apr 1847, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Elizabeth S. Honeycutt, 25 Feb 1869, Stanly County, North Carolina; died 23 Jan 1926, Furrs, Stanly Country, North Carolina.
ix. Eliza Jane Page, born 24 Jun 1851, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Israel Hagler, 30 Jan 1873, Stanly County, North Carolina; died 2 Jan 1911.


Sometime between 1880 and October 1885, Nancy Page, wife of Sion Page passed away. No Will, tombstone or obituary has been found documenting her death. But, Sion Page wrote his Will on 30 October 1885 and no mention of his wife was made within the will. His entire estate was left to his daughter, Mary Frances Page.  

No death date or tombstone has been found for Sion but we know from probate records that he died before October 1887. 

Sion Page Probate
In the document above, Mary F. Page applied for Letters of testamentary on the estate of her Father, Sion Page. This document, Application for Letters Testamentary, is dated 3 October 1887. Therefore we know that Sion Page was deceased before 3 October 1887.

Sion Page and his wife Nancy are my 3rd Great Grandparents.
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1. 1850 Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Furr, Stanly County, North Carolina, Page: 38A(stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 533, Family 535, Household of Sion PAGE; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 645.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Albemarle P.O., Stanly County, North Carolina, Page: 8 (stamped); Line 18, Dwelling 92, Family 92, Household of Sion PAGE; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 914.
3. 1870 U S Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Furr, Stanly County, North Carolina, Page: 62B/264 (stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 72, Family 73, Household of Sion PAGE; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2015); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1160.
4. North Carolina, Deed Book: DB 11, page 501, Trust Deed between Sine Page and R. A. Anderson; Register of Deeds, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina.
5. 1880 U. S. Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Furrs, Stanly County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 205, Page 295B (stamped), Line 14, Dwelling 90, Family 93, Household of Sion PAGE; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 0982.
6. "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-35566-17047-30?cc=1911121 : accessed 14 February 2016), Stanly County > P > Page, Sion (1887) > image 1 of 5; State Archives, Raleigh.
7. North Carolina, Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-35566-17047-30?cc=1911121: accessed 21 July 2015), Stanly > Wills, 1868-1907, Vol. 2 > image 114 of 359; county courthouses, North Carolina. [Will Book 2, page 154]















Friday, August 19, 2016

Duncan L. Campbell Letter, 1840

 
In doing genealogical and historical research I have discovered that family histories and county history cannot be separated. Our ancestors made our history. One family that left a written record, through letters, of early times in our county was the Campbells. They arrived here from Scotland in the late 1700s and settled near Steer Pen (present day Patrick).
 
In 1840 Duncan L. Campbell wrote several letters to an Aunt and cousin in New York. Here are some excerpts from those letters:
 
“ I received your letter dated January 8, 1840 the first of April. We are all well at this time hoping that this will find you all the same. Brother Archibald (Alexander) was born the 27th of November 1817 and married Geturah Rowell of Irish descent and they have two daughters, Eda Henrietta and Keturah Loretta. He is teaching school this year at twenty dollars a month.
Sister Sarah Jane was born March 12, 1817 and on November 7, 1839 she married Elias Wilks, a widower with three children. Sister Mary married John Wilks a brother of Elias.
I was born July 7, 1814 Mother died 18th October 1838 of consumption. Uncle Alexander and Eleanor Clark are doing well and they have 8 sons and 2 daughters and 8 slaves. None of their children are married yet and they live eight miles from us.
Your mother wanted to know if any of us belonged to a religious society. Sarah and Mary belong to the Prespeterean <sic> Church. Mary’s husband is a deacon in the Baptist Church, there is a Methodist, Unitarian, Roman Catholic and Episcopalian Society here.
I want to know of you if you hear anything of Uncle Alexander and Dugald Campbell we have heard nothing of them in 18 or 20 years, also Uncle Archibald in Scotland. I have never wrote to Uncle Malcom Campbell, let me know how he is.
You wanted to know my politics. I am a democrat and am going for General Harrison and my neighbors also. We want to dethrone Mr. Van Buran forever, we do not think he is suitable for a Justice of the Peace, let alone the president of the United States.
We had the driest summer and fall I ever saw which hurt the crops. We made 2000 lbs of cotton this year. We have 783 acres of land, 2 horses, 25 head of cattle, 60 hogs, and 18 sheep. Corn is one dollar per bushel, cotton 10 cts. per lb., pork 7 cts. per lb. , flower 3 cts. per lb., coffee 16 cts. per lb., sugar 12 ½ cts. per lb., iron 6 dollars per cwt., salt 3.50 per sack, cheese 15 cts. per lb., butter 25 cts. to 30 cts. per lb.
We have grist and saw mills hand here on streams that never fail, there is one factory that spins cotton 12 miles from us. There is no railroad or canal near us but there is one of each in this state. Travelers ride here in stages. We live 13 miles from the Pee Dee River the steam boats come to the town of Cheraw which is 16 miles from us.
I have no more at this time and remain your cousin and nephew until death.
                                                                Duncan L. Campbell”



 



This article is the work of Tony F. Smith. I take no credit for it in it’s entirety others than posting it here for viewing by Chesterfield County researchers, a task for which I think Tony will gladly endorse.This letter was originally printed in an Article entitled “Chesterfield County Bicentennial 17851985” by Tony F. Smith 

Duncan L Campbell was born 7 July 1814 in Chesterfield County and died June 1893. He was married to Isabella Ruthven and to this union were born thirteen children.













Thursday, August 18, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~Bill of Complaint - The Children of William B. Eddins, Deceased Against His Second Wife, Mary and the Administrator of the Estate


This is a lengthy document and only a small portion of the transcribed document is presented within. William B. Eddins, my 4th Great Grandfather, was twice married, first to Nancy LNU, the mother of all his children and then about 1819 he married Mary LNU. 

William and Nancy had 9 children:
  • Williamson Eddins
  • Richard Eddins
  • Gilly Eddins
  • Alice Eddins
  • William Riley Eddins
  • Temperance Eddins
  • Margaret Eddins
  • Mary Jane ‘Jenny’ Eddins
  • Esther ‘Espsey’ Eddins
 
"Wm Sellars & Wife & Others) Bill of
vs ) Complaint
Mary Edings James Knott )
Admor. of Wm Edings
South Carolina )
Cheraw District) To the Honorable the Judges of the said state Humbly complaining shew unto your Honors your orators and oratrixes William Sellers and Gilly his wife William Edings Richard Edings Riley Edings James Raley and Espsey his wife Moses Knight and Tempe his wife Roland Sellars and Margaret his wife and Emanuel Adams and Aley his wife that William Edings being a widower sometime in the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred and made proposals of Marriage to Mary she then bein a widow and as they were both ad­vanced in years and no issue likely to arise from the Marriage It Was mutually agreed that the mother of them by virtue of the said marriage should acquire at any time afterwards any right title or interest In the estate of which the other was then seized and possessed that the said Mary shortly afterwards consummated the said marriage agreement which your orators and oratrixes aver he would not have done without having had the said agreement reduced to writing and signed by the said Mary & himself if the said Mary had not given him the most solumn pledges and assurances that she would faithfully on her part perform the said agreement And your orators and oratrixes further shew unto your Honors that the said William departed this life sometime in the year one thousand and Eight hundred and twenty two intestate leaving his said widow your orators William Edings Richard Edings and Riley Edings and your oratrixes Aly Adams Gilley Sellars Espsey Raley Tempe Knight and Margaret Sellars and Jenny Knotts the wife of James Knotts his sons and daughters surviving him & who are your orators and oratrixes are advised his heirs at law and your orators and oratrixes further shew unto your Honors that the said William Edings at the time of his death was seized and possessed of a plantation or tract of land containing about Eleven hundred acres Eleven Negroes & a large stock of provisions horses cattle hogs sheep and plantations tools that settlers of administration on the Estate of the said intestate was granted by the ordinary of Chesterfield district to James Knotts who possessed himself of the Estate of his intestate and has sold all the stock of provisions and all the personal Estate Except the negroes who were hired out during the present year by the said James and your orators and oratrixes further shew unto your honor that they are desirous of possessing and enjoying In severalty their respective shares of the Estate of the said William Edings and have applied to this said Mary to have her relinquish all claims on the said Estate and to the said James Knotts to have him account for his administration and suffer the Estate in his hands to be divided All which reasonable requests they have refused to comply with in tender consideration where of and because your orators and oratrixes have no Adequate relief at common law to the End that the said defendants may fully true and perfect answers make to all and singular the premises that the said James Knotts may be compelled to account that your orators and oratrixes may have a writ to divide the said Estate among those who by law are entitled to the same and such other relief as the nature of their case may require may it please your Honor to grant them a writ of subpoena directed to the said Mary Edings and James Knotts requiring them to appear before your Honors in the court of Equity for Cheraw District to ansure to the premises and to a bide and perform such decree as your Honor shall see fit to make & they will ever pray
                                                                                       Evans Cross sol

William B. Eddins died about November 1822 leaving his second wife, Mary, and all his children surviving him.
 
William departed this life sometime in the year one thousand and Eight hundred and twenty two intestate”

This statement can be found in the above document and is highlighted in red. Also, the minutes of the Deep Creek Church contains a statement on his death. From the Anson County Genealogy Society Newsletter, dated Spring, 2005.
William was attending in 1810 according to the minutes and he died in
November of 1822 between the 1st and the third Sunday of the month. The
church met at the Gulledge Meeting House on the first Sunday in November, 1822 and William was not among those meeting and no mention was made of his death. But, the church met at Deep Creek the Saturday before the third Sunday in November, 1822; and it was reported that William had died.


The first date within this 7 page Bill of Complaint is 29th Novr 1823. The Bill of Complaint was definitely active in the years 1823 and 1824. 
 
The essence of this “Bill of Complaint” was that:
1. William Edings at the time of his death was seized and possessed of a plantation or tract of land containing about Eleven hundred acres Eleven Negroes & a large stock of provisions horses cattle hogs sheep and plantations tools…
2. That the administrator, James Knotts, has possessed the estate, sold off the assets and that they are desirous of possessing and enjoying In severalty their respective shares of the Estate, which up to this point have been denied them.
3. have applied to this said Mary to have her relinquish all claims on the said Estate and to the said James Knotts to have him account for his administration and suffer the Estate in his hands to be divided All…
 
 
 
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[1] This document was originally discovered and transcribed in 1985 by Burton Ray Knotts a great, great grandson of James Knotts and (Mary) Jane ‘Jenny’ Edings.



















Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday~Pvt. John C. Dry

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In Memory
of
John C. Dry
v. abt 1836
d. after 5 October 1862

It is so sad to research your family and find young boys going off to war, never to return, interment unknown but in some case in place on the battlefield. Such is the case of John C. Dry. 

I know a lot about John’s civil war experience but two things I don’t know:
  • His exact death date
  • Place of interment
John C. Dry enlisted on 6 July 1862 as a  Private, Company "H", 57th Infantry. John was admitted to Hospital on 5 October 1862; He never left the hospital. Leah Dry claimed his effects on January 13 and 25 March 1864; No death date found within the Civil war records. (https://www.fold3.com/image/271/54690212) [1]

On 23 October 1862 the court appointed appraisers to appraise the Estate of John Dry, deceased and set aside for his widow Leah Dry a sufficient quantities to take care of herself and the family for one year.[2]  

So it’s known that John was admitted 5 Oct. 1862 and on 23 Oct. 1862 the court has proof of his death and had initiated Probate of his estate. 

John C. Dry died sometime between 5 and 23 October 1862.
 
Generally, when I run into these situations I take a look at the “Bible” on the men who served from North Carolina, a set of  Books consisting of 19 Volumes entitled: “North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster”

John C. Dry appears on Volume 14, page 184; however, in this case there was no actual death date.  

DRY, JOHN C. Private
Resident in Cabarrus County and was by occupation a day laborer prior to enlisting in Cabarrus County at age 26, July 6, 1862, for the war. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, October 5, 1862, with bronchitis. Died prior to January 13, 1864. Place, date, and cause of death not reported (probably died in the winter of 1862-1863).[3]
 
John C. Dry left behind 4 children under the age of seven and his wife, Leah Dry, daughter of John B. Dry and Elizabeth Catherine ‘Caty’ Barrier.
 
John C. Dry is my 2nd cousin 4 times removed.





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[1] https://www.fold3.com/image/271/54690212
[2] "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22995-23455-46?cc=1911121 : 8 May 2016), Cabarrus County > D > Dry, John (1862) > image 4 of 7; State Archives, Raleigh.
[3]  Matthew Brown Editor, BOOK: NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS:1861-1865: A Roster (Raleigh, NC 27699-4622: Historical Publications Section, 1997), John C. Dry, Volume 14, page 184.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will and Testament of Charles Albert 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 Charles Albert Dry, 1903. 1


C. A. Dry Will page 474-475
Transcription:

In the name of God Amen: I C. A. Dry of Big Lick Township, Big Lick Post Office, the County of Stanly, and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, blessed be God for the same. I do make and publish this my last will and testament.
            I give and bequeath to my son Rufus my home place bounded as follows: Beginning at a stake in place of a post oak on the bank of Cucumber Creek and runs the old line N. 75 E. 22.50 chains to a large pine; thence N. 21 E. 17. 10 chains to a stake by a hickory, a corner of the 100 acre tract; thence with a line of said tract S. 86 ½ E. 5 chains to a stake, Maggie Brook’s corner; thence with her line N ½ W. 15.25 chains to a stake by two sour woods, D. E. Dry’s corner; thence with his line reversed???? due West 11.15 chains to a stake in a shop branch by an oak; thence up the various courses of said branch by 2 ashes and a mulberry; thence with R. C. Dry’s line S. 82 W. 3.75 chains to a stake in the public road by
(Inserted: N. 29 W 1.37 ½ chains to a stake in said road)
2 small red oaks; thence with said road by a post oak; thence N. 36 W 6 Chs. to a stake in east side of said road by a dead white oak; thence E. 82 ½ W. 6.60 Chs. to a stake in the edge of a road by a post oak; thence S. 42 E. 8.90 Chs., to a post oak by a post oak; thence  S. 6   2.5 Chs to a stake in place of a red oak by a white oak and fallen pine; thence S. 48 ½ W. 10.15 Chs. To a stake by a bunch of maples; thence with T. Huneycutt’s line  S. 20 E. 25.50 Chs. to a stake; thence S. 18 W. 13.75 Chs. to the beginning, containing 128 acres by survey. Should I die before my wife she must have her maintenance out of same so long as she shall live.
I give and bequeath to my son Rufus all my personal property household and kitchen furniture, farming tools and tools of mechanics, my doctor bill and burying expenses coming out of same, provided I do not have enough money on hand at my death to pay same.
I do nominate and appoint my son Rufus to be the sole executor of my last will; and testament. In testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal, and publish and deem this to be my last will and testament. In presence of the witnesses named below.
This 31 day of December A. D. 1903.
                                                            C.A. Dry {seal}

Signed, sealed, declared and published by said C. A. Dry as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence, and in presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.
                                    D. M.Stalling, residing at Big Lick, N.C.
                                    C. J. Black, residing at Big Lick, N.C.






Charles Albert Dry, born 23 April 1836 was the son of Charles Andrew Dry and Leah Tucker. 

Charles Albert married Lydia Adeline Brooks on 30 December 1860 in Stanly County, North Carolina. 

Charles Albert and Lydia Adeline had a family of 11 children ten of which were still living when he passed away. Yet, only one child, Rufus, was mentioned in his Will. Charles Albert Dry, age 70, passed away on 15 July 1906 and was buried in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Charles Albert Dry is my 2nd Cousin 4 times removed.






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[1] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1941-20079-20225-84?cc=1867501 : 21 May 2014), Stanly > Wills, 1868-1907, Vol. 2 > image 294 of 359; county courthouses, North Carolina.
 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #450~John Henry Perkins, Sr.

 

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 #450
John H. Perkins, Sr.
This estate folder begins at image #1381 and ends with image #1405. (images 1381-1405)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19420-62985-48?cc=1911928

John H. Perkins, Sr., son of James Perkins and Lucy Stanley was born on 1 February 1818.

About 1849, John Henry married Nancy Jane Davis, the 18 year old daughter of William Davis and Julia Thurman.  

John Henry and Nancy Jane raised a family of 14 children; 9 sons and 5 daughters.
On 8 November 1885, John Henry, age 67 passed away leaving surviving his wife Nancy Jane and 7-10 children. Four of the children are known to have passed away before 1885.
On 10 November 1885, Nancy Jane Perkins petitioned the Court to issue her Letters of Administration on the estate of her deceased husband, John H. Perkins, Sr. 

Perkins - Letters
Transcription:
State of South Carolina} In the Probate
County of Chesterfield} Court
Ex Parte
Nancy J. Perkins } Petition for Letters of Administration
To the Hon. Daniel M. Barrentine Judge of Probate for the County of Chesterfield
Your Petitioner Nancy J. Perkins respectfully represents
1. That She was lately the Wife of John H. Perkins and is now his Widow.
2. That he late Husband John H. Perkins departed this life intestate on the 8th Day of November 1885 Leaving Surviving him your Petitioner Nancy J. Perkins his Widow and the following named children viz W. J. Perkins, L. V. Perkins, J. H. Perkins, A. W. Perkins, A. D. Perkins, B. T. Perkins, R. S. Perkins, R. R. Perkins and G. C. Perkins, the last two named being minors under the age of twenty one years.
3. That the said John H. Perkins died intestate leaving no real estate but Leaving a small personal Estate consisting of notes and accounts of the Estimated value of about five hundred dollars. Wherefore your Petitioner prays that Letters of Administration be granted unto her of all and singular the goods and chattel Rights and Credits of said John H. Perkins Deceased and your Petitioner will ever Pray &c.
Townsend, McLauren & Pollock
Atty for Petitioner Nancy J. Perkins
 
On the 13th November 1885, Judge Barrentine granted Nancy Letters of Administration on her husband’s estate. 
 
Then in the midst of settling the Estate, Nancy Jane passed away on 17 September 1887 resulting in their son, John H. Perkins, Jr. being granted Administrator de bonis non of the estate. 

The personal estate was inventoried by C. A. Brock, Isaac S. Huntley and (illegible name) showing $330.61 in accounts payable and $113.35 in notes outstanding.  A total of $443.96. In addition to the accounts and notes there were also some personal items sold.
Nancy also left a Will and estate (#161) to be settle at her death. Now the children had two estates to settle. 

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19384-33972-13?cc=1911928 

Both of these Estates are very interesting and contains other information not shown here. The links have been included in this document to view each estate by clicking on the hyper-link.

John Henry Perkins, Sr. was the husband of my 1st Cousin 4 times removed, Nancy Jane Davis.












Saturday, August 13, 2016

It’s Family Time~Stephen Deese

It's Family Time

Never have I found so little information as I have on my 3rd Great Grandparents; the parents of  Samuel Deese born about 1805. The consensus of most researchers is that Stephen Deese is the father of Samuel Deese and that Stephen's wife is unknown. 

But to tell you the truth from my point of view there seems to be a lot of speculation. I have found Stephen Deese in two census; the 1830 Robeson County, NC Census and the 1840 Anson County census.1 2

Thanks to my friend and fellow researcher Julie Hampton we do have a date of Death for Stephen Deese even though almost every tree on Ancestry is WRONG and shows that he died in 1845. 

Stephen Deese actual date of death is  24 July 1847. 3

Stephen Deese and his wife had the following children:
 
i. James Deese was born about 1795 in Anson County, North Carolina
ii. Samuel Deese, born abt 1805,  Anson County, North Carolina; married Sarah Hill, 1830, Anson County, North Carolina; died abt 4 Jun 1888.
iii. Mary Deese was born about 1810 in Anson County, North Carolina
iv. William Deese was born about 1815 in Anson County, North Carolina.
v. Thomas Deese was born about 1815 in Anson County, North Carolina.
 
If you have any information on the parents of  Samuel Deese, b. 1805, died about 4 June 1888 I would love to hear from you.






 
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1. 1830 U S Census, Robeson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Robeson County, North Carolina, Page: 250; Line 9, Household of Stephen DEES; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 January 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M19, Roll 124.
2. 1840 U S Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 77; Line 15, Household of Stephen DEES; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 January 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M704, Roll 354.
3. Julie Hampton, Newspapper Extracts-Fayetteville Observer (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jganis/unionco/newspapers1846-1849.html : Viewed 7 January 2013), Death of Stephen Deese.
4. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 188A(stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 428, Family 428, Household of Mary DEAS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 May 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.










Thursday, August 11, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage Licensee, George J. Rivers and Georgia Hunt

 
George Rivers' Marriage LicenseGeorge J. Rivers





Marriage License
 
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA}
COUNTY OF CHESTERFIELD}
WHEREAS, It has been made to appear to me F. M. Cannon Judge of Probate for Chesterfield County, upon oath
That Geo J. Rivers of Chesterfield, SC
and Georgia Hunt of Patrick, SC
are legally capacitated to contract matrimony, and their age are respectively 23
years and – months and 20 years and
months; and that their race is White and their nationality is Amer.
These are, therefore, to authorize any person qualified to perform marriage ceremonies to perform the marriage ceremony for the above named, and for the so doing this shall be sufficient warrant. Given under my hand and Seal this 27 day of Nov A.D. 1928.
                                                                   F. M. Cannon
                                                                       Judge of Probate for Chesterfield County



George J. Rivers, son of Emerson Coyt Rivers and Lucy Ellen Brock was born 26 April 1906.

Georgia Hunt, daughter of Lewis and Addie Belk Hunt was born 9 August 1908.
George and Georgia were married on 27 November 1928. To this union were born 7 children; 4 sons and 3 daughters. 

George Julian Rivers died in December 1951 and his widow, Georgia, died in May 1990.
 
George Julian Rivers is a 3rd Cousin twice removed.











Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday~Lewis Boatwright, Toddler


Lewis Boatwright
b. Mar. 8, 1854
d. Jun. 3, 1857

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Tombstone photo courtesy of Julious Burr

It's so tragic when babies are lost long before they reached their full potential. Such is the case of little 3 year old Lewis Boatwright, son of George R. Boatwright and his wife Lauretta Hurst. Lewis left behind his two sisters, Elizabeth and Harriett. He was buried in the Davis Family Cemetery.


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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2012); Memorial page for Lewis Boatwright; (8 Mar 1854-3 June 1857); Find a Grave memorial # 33375070, Citing Davis Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will and Testament William Franklin Brock, 1910.


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 William Franklin Brock, 1910.1


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Transcription:

Page 12
No. 500 Last Will and Testament of W. F. Brock
Deceased . No. 500.-
- Will –
State of Mississippi, }
Pike County -----.} I, W. F. Brock of Pike County, Miss. Of sound mind make this my will. I give devise bequeath the following described Real estate to my wife Synthia Brock the SE ¼ of S.W. ¼ S. 32, T. 1, R. 10.
Witness: Dr. J. S. Brock                        W. F. X his mark Brock
                 Clyde Brock
The said W. F. Brock in the county of Pike State of Miss. On the 17th day of Jan. 1910 signed the foregoing instrument and declared the same in my presents <sic> as his will and I at his request and in his presence on the said date have hereunto written my name as a subscribing witness.
                                                      H. H. McDaniel, J. P.

Also one sorrel mare name Bess Blaze face three cows one dun cow name cream and speckle muly cow name speck one pided cow name Pide and calves encluded and all farming utencils encluded.
Witness: Dr. J. S. Brock                       W. F. X his mark Brock
                 Clyde Brock
Witnesses and subscribed before me this 19th day of July A. D. 1910
                                                      H. H. McDaniel, J. P.
Filed September 8th, 1910.
                                                      H. C. Vaught, Clerk
(for certificate see following)

State of Mississippi.
Walthall County.
I certify that this instrument was filed for record in my office at 8 o’clock a.m. on the 18 day of January A. D. 1919, and was duly recorded the 20 day of January 1919 on page 12, Book 1, Will record in my Office.
                                                         J. C. Luter, Clerk
(Seal)

Page 13
State of Mississippi}
County of Pike-----) I, Chas. E. Brumfield, clerk of the Chancery Court in and for said County and State, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Last Will and testament of W. F. Brock, deceased--#500. As fully as same now appears on record in my office in Book No. 1, Record of Wills at page 456.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Magnolia, this the 17th day of January, A. D. 1919.
                                                     Chas. E. Brumfield
                                                     Clerk
(for filing certificate see proceeding page)
 



William Franklin Brock is the son of Valentine Brock and Bethany Thaney Ginn. William Franklin, born 22 October 1847, was their first born child; he had 9 siblings, 4 sisters and 5 brothers. 

William Franklin was twice married. He and his first wife, Sarah Brumfield, had three daughters. Sarah died sometime after the birth of her 3rd child on 5 March 1870. William then married Synthia E. Alford on 11 December 1871. 

William Franklin Brock died on 21 August 1910 and was buried in the Family cemetery (William F. Brock Cemetery). 















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[1] William F. BROCK (1910), Last Will and Testament, No. 500: Record of Wills, Vol 1, 1913-1955; pages 12-13; Probate Office, Magnolia, Pike County, Mississippi, Mississippi. [Hyperlink - http://goo.gl/q8iy25]
































Sunday, August 7, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #757–Phillip Albert Sellers

 

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 #757
Phillip Albert Sellers
This estate folder begins at image #1590 and ends with image #1620. (images 1590-1620)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-14687-28?cc=1911928
 
Phillip Albert Sellers, son of Elijah Sellers and Sarah Purvis died on 6 April 1896 leaving surviving him, his wife Anna Jane Douglass Sellers and 7 children; 4 sons and 3 daughters. 

Court Petition:

On 14 April 1896, Anna J. Sellers petitioned the courts for Letters of Administrations on the estate of her husband, Philip Sellers. Letters were granted to her to administered the estate.  

Petition for Letters-Phulip Sellers estate
Transcription:
State of South Carolina} In Probate
County of Chesterfield} Court
To T. L. Huntley Judge of Probate
The petition of your petitioner shows to this Court that Philip Sellers late of the state and county aforesaid died intestate on the 6th day of April 1896 leaving your petitioner as his widow and leaving a personal estate amounting to about two hundred dollars, and your petitioner desires that Letters of Administration be granted to her.
Wherefore she prays that you will grant to her Letters of Administration on said Estate and she will ever pray &c.                                                   April 14th 1896                                                                   A. J. Sellers

Three appraisers were appointed by the Courts on 16 May 1896 to appraise the personal estate of Philip Sellers. (Image 1607) Appointed were:
  • A. D. Smith
  • Ervin Oliver
  • D. N. Douglass
The men proceeded to appraise the estate and presented their two page finding to the Courts. (images  1605-1606).

Distributions: 

The administratrix, Anna J. sellers, made distribution on the estate in October 1906. 

J. H. Sellers
 
$8.75
Rec’d of Anna J. Sellers administratrix Eight Dollars and seventy Five cents in full of my interest distribution share in the estate of Phillip Sellers and the receipt releases my Mother from all liability to me as administratrix of my Fathers Estate.
Oct. 3 1906                                                            J. H. Sellers

Seven of 8 children received distributive shares in the estate. One son, William had previously died in 1878. 
 
Anna Jane Douglass Sellers died on 7 February 1914 in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama. She went there to live with her son, James Douglas and his wife, after the death of her husband. She is buried locally in the Evergreen Cemetery. Her husband, Philip Albert Sellers, was buried in the Douglass Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.  





 
 
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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Phillip Albert Sellers; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 22 September 2014); ESTATE FILE #757. <https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-14687-28?cc=>















Saturday, August 6, 2016

It’s Family Time~Martha A. Brock and William D. Gulledge


It's Family Time
Martha A. Brock was born abt 1829 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 1 2 3 She was the daughter of Benjamin Brock and his wife Temperance [LNU] . She was the known daughter in a family with 6 siblings, all brothers.
 
Martha A. Brock and William D. Gulledge were married about 1847. Martha was age 18 and William D. Gulledge was age 21.
 
Their first born, a son named William J., was born about 1848. Shortly after his birth William and Martha packed their belongings and headed off to Alabama. On the way, in Georgia, a son Benjamin Newton was born about 1850 and the remaining children were all born in Alabama.
 
William D. Gulledge and Martha A. Brock had the following children:
 
i. William J. Gulledge, born abt 1848, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Susan O. Hughes, 28 Jan 1866, Pike, Alabama; died 2 Nov 1884, Clio, Alabama.
ii. Benjamin Newton Gulledge was born in 1850 in GA; died 19 Apr 1916 in Louisville, Barbour, Alabama.
iii. Susan Gulledge was born about 1851.
iv. Eliza C. Gulledge was born about 1852 in Barbour County, Alabama.
v. Alabama Caroline Gulledge, born 5 Feb 1851, Barbour County, Alabama; married Elias J. Kelly, 15 Jan 1874; died 13 Jun 1912.
vi. John Thomas Gulledge, born 19 Nov 1855, Barbour County, Alabama; married Lucinda Aurella Strength, 20 Oct 1874, Barbour County, Alabama; died 11 Dec 1926, Barbour County, Alabama.
vii. Mary Jane Gulledge was born about 1856 in Barbour County, Alabama.
viii. Temperance Ellen Gulledge, born 28 Apr 1858, Barbour County, Alabama; married William S. Sutton, 20 Jul 1879, Barbour County, Alabama; died 5 Jun 1943, Clio, Barbour, Alabama.
ix. Doctor Franklin Gulledge was born Dec 1859 in Barbour County, Alabama.
x. Edward "Eddy" Gulledge was born about 1865 in Alabama.
xi. Cordelia Gulledge was born about 1870.

Access to Alabama records are very limited; so this family remains a works in progress trying to find documents that provides both birth and death dates and other related information.  
 
Martha A. Brock Gulledge is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt.












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Sources:
1. 1860 U. S. Census, Barbour County, Alabama, population schedule, Beat 15, Barbour, Alabama, Page: 556; Line 4, Dwelling 636, Family 624, Household of William GULLEDGE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 November 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 1.
2. 1870 U. S. Census, Barbour County, Alabama, population schedule, Township 9 Range 25, Barbour, Alabama, Page: 398B (penciled); Line 16, Dwelling 2256, Family 2391, Household of William GULLEDGE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 November 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M593 Roll 2.
3. 1880 U. S. Census, Barbour County, Alabama, population schedule, Atkinsons, Barbour, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) 021, Page: 332C(stamped); Line 30, Dwelling NL, Family 140, Household of W. D. GULLEDGE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 November 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M593 Roll 3.










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