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

Saturday, December 31, 2016

It’s Family Time~John Lucian Deese Family


It's Family Time

John Lucian Deese, son of John W. Deese and Harriett A. Sellers married my Grand Aunt Lela Aileen Purvis, daughter of William James Purvis and Mary Hulda Previtte. They were married in 1910, the exact day and month unknown. The 1900 Census for Anson County shows them married 0 years with no children.  

John Lucian was a farmer and spent his entire life in Anson County, North Carolina. He died in January 1954. Aunt Lela lived another 29 years, as a widow, after the loss of John Lucian. She passed away on 20 May 1983 in Florence, South Carolina.   

John Lucian Deese and Lela Aileen Purvis had the following children:
i. Essie Arie Deese, born 26 Mar 1911, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Johnny Robert Boswell, 27 Nov 1927, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 16 Feb 1997, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Ethel Grace Deese, born 20 Oct 1912, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Lawrence Parrish, 5 Aug 1933, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 7 Sep 1997, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
iii. Lessie Lucille Deese, born 10 Oct 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Bennett Jerome Gathings, 18 Aug 1935, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 20 Mar 2006, Banner Elk, Avery, North Carolina.
iv. James Deese was born on 5 Mar 1920 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.24 25 26 27 28 James died on 27 Aug 1944 at the age of 24 in France.29 30 31
James served and died during World War II.

Missing: Pvt. James Deese, son of Mr. & Mrs. Lucian Deese of Morven, N.C., was killed in action in France on 27 August 1944 the War Department notified his parents. His body was later returned to the States and he is buried in the Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina.
v. Clella Rosalyn Deese, born 19 Sep 1921, Anson County, North Carolina; died 10 Jan 1988, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
vi. Rubie Lee Deese was born on 31 May 1923 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina. She died on 19 Jun 1924 at the age of 1 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
vii. Harold Murray Deese, born 22 Aug 1927, Anson County, North Carolina; married Ella Ruth Adams, 30 Jun 1951; married Lou Etta Moseley; died 26 Nov 2010, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
viii. Powell McGoogan Deese was born on 30 Aug 1934 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.32 He died on 25 Dec 1986 at the age of 52 in Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina. 
 
Three living children have been omitted from the above listing. 
 
John Lucian Deese and Lela Aileen Purvis Deese are my Grand Uncle and Grand Aunt.
 
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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 February 2013); Memorial page for John Lucian Deese; (19 April 1885–20 January 1954); Find a Grave memorial # 64693550, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
2. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013), Lucian Dees; 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: 1852503; Birth Date: 1 Apr 1887.
3. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 7, Page: 8A/134A (stamped), Line 31, Dwelling 135, Family 136, Household of John Deese; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
4. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0012, Page 184B, Line 68, Dwelling 66, Family 66, Household of Lucian Dees; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
5. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com, Lucian Dees.
6. Anson County, North Carolina, LDS FHL microfilm #018161: Book F, Page 183-185 Harriet Dees; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
7. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #18, Page 26B; Line 81, Dwelling 97, Family 98, Household of Lucian Deese; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 23 November 2011); 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) 4-18, Page: 9A/216(stamped); Line 13, Household #134, Household of Lucian Deese; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 12 April 2013); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2871.
9. State of North Carolina, death no. 51 (20 January 1954), John Lucian Deese; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
10. Ibid.
11. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, John Lucian Deese (19 April 1885–20 January 1954), Memorial # 64693550.
12. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #0012, Page 184B, Line 68, Dwelling 66, Family 66, Household of Lucian DEES.
13. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 8, page 149B, line 79, dwelling 15, family 15, Household of William J. Purvis.
14. William J. Purvis Family Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), BIRTH: 18 October 1894; Lela Aileen Purvis.
15. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 8, page 149B, line 79, dwelling 15, family 15, Household of William J. Purvis.
16. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #0012, Page 184B, Line 68, Dwelling 66, Family 66, Household of Lucian Dees.
17. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #18, Page 26B; Line 81, Dwelling 97, Family 98, Household of Lucian Deese.
18. 1940 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 4-18, Page: 9A/216(stamped); Line 13, Household #134, Household of Lucian Deese.
19. North Carolina, death (20 May 1983), Lela Aileen Deese; http://www.Ancestry.com, Anson County, North Carolina.
20. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Lela Aileen Purvis Deese (18 October 1894–20 May 1983), Memorial # 77360691.
21. Ibid.
22. Mrs. Lela Aileen Purvis Deese obituary, The Cheraw Chronicle, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 25 May 1983.
23. Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013), Lela Deese, 238-13-3871, 1974.
24. Complied by A. Haynes Dunlap & Steve Bailey, Cemeteries of Anson County, Volume II; Anson County Historical Society, 2000, page 87. Tombstone of James Deese; 5 March 1920–27 August 1944, Morven Cemetery, Anson County, North Carolina.
25. "World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947," on-line digital images, ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 16 January 2011), James Deese; citing World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64: 1940-1947, Record Group: RG 147; Class: RG147,; North Carolina World War II Draft Registration Cards; Box Number: 95..
26. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #18, Page 26B; Line 81, Dwelling 97, Family 98, Household of Lucian Deese.
27. "World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947," on-line digital images, ancestry.com, James Deese.
28. 1940 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 4-18, Page: 9A/216(stamped); Line 13, Household #134, Household of Lucian Deese.
29. Complied by A. Haynes Dunlap & Steve Bailey, Cemeteries of Anson County, Volume II, Anson County Historical Society, 2000. Tombstone of James Deese.
30. Ibid.
31. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 June 2012); Memorial page for Pvt James Deese; (Mar. 5, 1920-Aug. 27, 1944, France); Find a Grave memorial # 77406796, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
32. 1940 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 4-18, Page: 9A/216(stamped); Line 13, Household #134, Household of Lucian Deese.













































Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016


Merry Christmas Google Image

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











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[1] Merry Christmas Image courtesy of Google Images. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday~Adam Drye


Adam Drye
b. 20 Sep 1826
d, 19 Jan 1914
bu. Palestine Methodist Church Cemetery

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Photo Courtesy of William Poplin

Adam Drye is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.
 
Adam is the son of  George M. Drye and  Mary ‘Polly” Sides. He married Elizabeth ‘Bettie’ Layton about 1849/1850. After Bettie Layton death in  March 1905, Adam married Mrs. Sarah Eudy on 11 September 1906. 

Adam Drye and Elizabeth ‘Bettie‘ Layton had the following children:

i. Moses Adam Dry, born 20 Oct 1850, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Diana Hall, 5 Oct 1893; died 11 Sep 1938.
ii. Green M. Dry, born 25 Apr 1853, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Laura Belvidere Meyers, 9 Sep 1886, Stanly County, North Carolina; died 10 Jan 1937, Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina.
iii. George E. Dry, born 15 Jul 1855, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Diana Hall, 17 Oct 1886, Stanly County, North Carolina; died 18 Feb 1890.
iv. John Rufus Dry, born 6 Jul 1861, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Lucy Victoria Sides, 29 Dec 1886, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; died 26 Oct 1946.
v. Julia A. F. Dry, born 14 May 1866, Stanly County, North Carolina; married William Lee. Harris, 22 Apr 1888, Stanly County, North Carolina; died 9 Jan 1956.
 
 










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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2015); Memorial page for Adam Drye; (20 September 1826–19 January 1914); Find a Grave memorial # 62256121, Citing Palestine Methodist Church Cemetery; Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA.
[2] Frank K. Bostian B. W. Cruse, Dutch Buffalo Creek Meeting House: 1745-1806 (Salisbury, North Carolina: Rowan Business Forms, 1974), page 59; digital images, Bethel Bear Creek United Church of Christ, (https://archive.org/details/dutchbuffalocree00bost : viewed, extracted 10 February 2016; Adam Dry, b. 20 Sept 1825, bap. 11 Feb 1827.
 











Monday, December 19, 2016

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will and Testament of Mary Pitts, 1858.


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

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


Today’s subject is the Last Will and Testament of Mary Pitts, 1858.

On 21 September 1883, Mary Smith, Margaret J. Robeson with William L. Robeson presented the Will of Mary Pitts to the Probate Court for disposition. Mary Pitts had written her Will back in February 1858 leaving everything to her two daughters, Catherine and Flora. She also had a son Alexander, age 30, that was enumerated in her household in 1850 but had evidently died by February 1858. He is not mentioned in the Will and two of his sons are living in Mary’s household in 1860 Census.

1860, Chesterfield Co., SC, page 119B
Mary did not name an Executor for her estate so the Probate Court had to appoint an Administrator to manage and dispose of both real and personal property within the estate. 

There is no document within the estate folder naming an administrator but in all probability William L. Roberson was the Administrator. 

I have no record of this family after the 1860 Census other than the probate of this Will. I have not checked land deeds. 
 
Will of Mary Nicholson Pitts

Transcription:
South Carolina} Febry 7th 1858
Chesterfield Dist.}
In the name of God Amen whereof I Mary Pitts (the wife of John Pitts decd of said district-) being of Sound mind and disposing memory make and constitute thus my last Will and testament – having Some personal & real Estate I desire after my death the following distribution be made of the Same- to wit I desire my Real Estate to remain in the possession of my two Daughters – Catherine and Flora so long as they or Egher <sic> [either] of them remains unmarried after the marriage of Either of them – and the one married desiring a divididend <sic> of my estate – my wish is that the Land be so divided as to give the (Single) or remaining daughter the residence in which I now live ------ Should the Daughter be married have no increase my desire is (after her death that the said Land be and is here by the Right of the Daughter Still remaining Single -- Should they both be married the last daughter of the two claiming as above written – should one of them died without heirs my wish is that the Other Daughter should have and receive her portion of my Real Estate.
My intent and meaning is that my two Daughters Catherine & Flora be my sole heirs to my Real Estate and the heirs of their bodies – if none then they distribute of the same at their pleasure.
As to my personal Estate my wish and desire is that it be equally divided between the two above mentioned daughters – Catherine & Flora.
Signed Sealed and acknowledged}           Mary X her mark Pitts
In the presence of us --------------}
Mary Smith
Margaret J. Robeson
W. L. Robeson
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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-1-19384-48261-12?cc=1911928 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0331-0383 > image 1364 of 1383; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
















Sunday, December 18, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #534–Hulda Davis.

 
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 #534
Hulda Davis
Hulda Davis Probate
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NHF2-Z?cc=1911928&wc=MPPB-C68%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191054401

This estate folder begins at image #1103 and ends with image #1109. (images 1103-1109)

On 29 May 1888, William Alfred Davis passed away leaving several “infant” children. One of those children was his daughter, Hulda Davis. 

This folder contain documents that were created by a “Petition for a Guardianship for Hulda Davis”. 

Hulda Davis Guardianship
Transcription:
State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield} In Probate Court
Ex Parte Hulda Davis
The petition of Hulda Davis shows to this Court:
1. That she is an heir at law of the late Wm. A. Davis and is an infant over the age of Fourteen years.
2. That the estate of said William A. Davis is in due cause of settlement and petitioner has no guardian to receive and attend to her interest therein of about one hundred dollars.
3. That petitioner is desirous of having a guardian appointed and Jacob Davis is a suitable person to be appointed such therefore petitioner prays that Jacob Davis may be appointed his <sic> [her] guardian for the said State and County and your petitioner ever prays & c.
Hulda Davis Signature




Nancy J. Hurst, wife of William A. Davis had died earlier in 1888 on February 8 leaving him with 5 children under the age of twenty-one. They ranged in age from 12 to 23 and there were 2 children, age 21 and 23. The death of William thus left those 5 children to be cared for by relatives and their two oldest siblings whom were of age.


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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NHF2-Z?cc=1911928&wc=MPPB-C68%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191054401 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 1103 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.







Thursday, December 15, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~Sellers-Jackson Marriage


Julius Alexander Sellers, son of Hardy Huntley Sellers and Mary Eliza Sinclair was born 16 April 1855.  

On 17 December 1888, at age 37, Julius A. Sellers married Louise Virginia ‘Jennie’ Jackson, age 25. Jennie Jackson was born 22 January 1858, a daughter of Benjamin A. Jackson and Catherine Mary Blakeney. We have a record of their marriage because they chose to be married in Union County, North Carolina rather then in their home county of Chesterfield, South Carolina. 

From the Union County North Carolina Marriage Register we have the following entries:

Sellers-Jackson 1888 Marriage

Portion of Marriage Register

Marriage Register

Jackson-Sellers Marriage Entry



The marriage register entry shows that Julius and Jennie were married on 17 Dec. 1888.   The absence of names/signatures on the right panel above seems to suggest that the marriage took place without any family or friends on hand to witnesses the said marriage.

Before his death in October 1917, Julius Alexander Sellers and Louise Virginia Jackson were married 28 years and 10 months and had the following children:

i. Mary Claire Sellers, born 5 Feb 1890, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Dr. James Ernest Funderburk; died 29 Apr 1934, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Eugenia Sinclair Sellers, born 24 Mar 1891, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married P. J. Suttlemyre; died 12 May 1960, Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina.
iii. Ella Jackson Sellers, born 3 Oct 1892, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Horace C. Lutz; died 1 Oct 1977, Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina.
iv. Virginia Sellers, born 29 May 1894, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Mason Jay Yeager; died 6 Feb 1974, Morganton, Burke, North Carolina.
v. Amy Dell Sellers, born 24 Jul 1896, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Carl Dana Moore; died 1 Nov 1988, Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina.








 
 
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[1] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9TN-KL2P?cc=1726957&wc=QD8P-6PW%3A1588773221%2C1588773259 : 8 July 2016), Union > image 342 of 560; Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds.






Monday, December 12, 2016

Amanuensis Monday~Guardianship of Etta Lee Kite, 1915.


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 Guardianship of Etta Lee Kite, 1915. 

The guardianship of Etta lee Kite is a sad and complicated case detailed  in documents contained within probate Folder #1009. 

Robert Lee Kite son of  John Wesley Kite and Sarah J. Ousley married Etta M. Douglas about 1896. Etta M. Douglas, born 16 June 1882, was the daughter of James Baldwin Douglas and his deceased wife Mary Catherine. 

Robert Lee and Etta M. had a daughter Etta Lee Kite born 6 December 1906. Then on 9 December 1907, Etta M. Douglas Kite passed away. This left Robert Lee  alone with a baby to raise. By 1910, Robert Lee had moved to Cleveland County Arkansas and re-married to a young lady named Emma H. Douglas with a small son.

Kite, 1910, Cleveland, Ark

1910, Cleveland County, Arkansas


Then on 13 February 1910 James Baldwin Douglass passed away leaving as one of his heirs, his granddaughter, Etta M. Kite. On 19 December 1910, B. J. Douglass was appointed by the court as guardian of Etta M. Kite interest in her grandfather estate.

Etta Lee Kite
Transcription:
Chesterfield, S.C. Apr. 6, 1915
To: The Honorable Probate Judge of Chesterfield County;
B. J. Douglas, Guardian for Etta Lee Kite, begs leave to submit the following report:
There was paid unto my hands from J. B. Douglass estate, five hundred and seventeen dollars and fifty cents, in December 1910. There was into my hands from the estate of Margaret McNair ten dollars and fifty cents in July, 1914. All of which is hereby acknowledged.
These funds were received by me with the expressed understanding that they were payable when the said Etta Lee Kite became of age or as her needs might demand, and where-as it was represented to me that the custodians, Me. R. Lee Kite, and Mrs. Emma Kite were in dire straits, and not wishing to be deceived, Mr. E. A. Douglass made trip to Arkansas and looked on the situation as it actually appeared, with advice to check on B. J. and E. A. Douglass upon his arrival he found that the conditions warranted him to check them three hundred and seventy-five dollars. By and with the consent of Mr. R. Lee Kite and Mrs. Emma Kite father and stepmother of Etta Lee Kite, suitable monuments were erected to their family dead at a cost of Sixty-six and two thirds dollars. They were not consulted, but have charged up against this interest in J. B. Douglass estate one sixth of expense of maintaining father two years in my own home, three hundred dollars; also one sixth burial expense and monument expense both items being twenty seven dollars and eighty-two cents. All of which is more fully shown by itemized statement appended hereto.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
                            B. J. Douglass, Guardian (signed)
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Kite Ledger


In 1914, Robert Lee Kite was granted Guardianship of his daughter and in a document dated 27 January 1915 there was an objection to releasing B. J. Douglass from Guardianship because all the money collected had not been distributed to Etta Lee Kite and B. J. Douglass was indebted to her. 

Objection to Dismissal -Etta lee Kite


Etta Lee survived, grew up and at age 19 married Jeff D Frazier on 10 Dec 1925 in Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas.  She died at age 84, on 21 January 1991, Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas. FindaGrave Memorial # 11217851.




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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N397-VC?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-N38%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191815201 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 588 of 1643; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.








Sunday, December 11, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #212–Isaac Hurst, Jr.


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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 #212
Isaac Hurst, Jr.
Isaac Hurst





https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NQ9D-YP?i=1301&cc=1911928
This estate folder begins at image #1302 and ends with image #1306. (images 1302-1306)
Probate Folder 212 labeled Isaac Hurst is the probate file of Isaac Hurst, Jr. son of Isaac Hurst and Henrietta Rivers. Isaac Hurst Jr. was born 15 January 1837 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
 
Isaac was wounded at Secessionville, James Island, SC on 15 June 1862 and died at home. His tombstone, in the Hurst Family Cemetery, shows that he died on 2 July 1862 never recovering from his wounds.


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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr
Probate Folder #212:
His probate folder consists of 5 pages including the cover page. The other 4 pages contains a list of personal items owned by Isaac and the buyers at his estate auction/liquidation. His personal items were all purchased by close and extended family members.









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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Isaac Hurst Jr.; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 2 June 1915); Estate Folder #212.
[2] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NQ9D-YP?cc=1911928&wc=MPPR-VZ9%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C190708501 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 1302 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

It’s Family Time~The Family of John Hezekiah and Mary Pauline (Morris) Brock


It's Family Time
John Hezekiah Brock was born 5 May 1884, a son of Benjamin Franklin Brock and Louise Ellen Sellers. He was the third child of five siblings consisting of an older brother and sister along with a younger brother and sister. 

Mary Pauline Morris was born 21 March 1884, a daughter of William Morris and Sarah Florence Newby. 

John Hezekiah Brock and Mary Pauline Morris were married in 1905. 

John Hezekiah Brock and Mary Pauline Morris had the following children:
 
i. Lonnie Hale Brock, born 1 Aug 1907, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Anna Elizabeth Harris; died 27 Dec 1991, Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina.
ii. Mary Jasmine Brock, born 8 Apr 1909, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Henry Wilson, 30 Jan 1929, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 30 Aug 1989, Kernersville, Forsyth, North Carolina.
iii. Myrtle Brock, born 8 Jul 1911, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Robert Lee Tucker Jr.; died 25 Nov 1997, Norwood, Stanly, North Carolina.
iv. Rosebud Beulah Brock, born 12 Aug 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Eddie Wilson; died 7 Nov 1996, Norwood, Stanly, North Carolina.
v. William Harden "Bill" Brock, born 10 May 1917, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Elsie Mae Eudy; died 27 Jun 1995, Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina.
vi. Lily May Brock was born on 7 May 1920 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina. She died on 5 Jan 1923 at the age of 2 in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina.
7 vii. James Lloyd Brock, born 11 May 1923, Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina; married Mildred Pauline Surratt; died 12 Oct 1972, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina.

John Hezekiah Brock died 2 April 1931 and Mary Pauline (Morris) Brock died on 30 January 1938. Their place of burial has not been located but it is suspected that they are both in unmarked graves in the Mizpah Cemetery, Richmond County, North Carolina.
 
John and Pauline are my Grand Uncle and Grand Aunt.
 
 
 
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1. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 May 2013), James Hezekiah Brock; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, Roll: 1852503; Birth Date: 5 May 1884.
2. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page 95B; Line 89, Dwelling 204, Family 209, Household of Benjamin F. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 June 2013 ); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page: 16A/142(stamped); Line 7, Dwelling 272, Family 272, Household of [John Hezekiah] Kirer BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 26 May 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
4. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com, James Hezekiah Brock.
5. 1930 U. S. Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Center, Stanly County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 5, Page 11B/264 (stamped); Line 82, Dwelling 214, Family 226, Household of James [John] H. BROCK; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 26 May 2013); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1721.
6. State of North Carolina, death no. 243 (2 April 1931), J. H. Brock; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
7. State of North Carolina, death certificate no. 57, (30 January 1938), Mrs. Pauline Brock.
8. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0017, Page: 7A/26(stamped), Line 28, Dwelling 113, Family 113, Household of Sarah BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 26 May 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
9. State of North Carolina, death certificate no. 57, (30 January 1938), Mrs. Pauline Brock.
10. Mrs. J. H. Brock obituary, The Stanly News and Press, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina, 1 February 1938, Page 1, Col 1.
11. State of North Carolina, death no. 396, (5 January 1923), Lillie Mae Brock.
12. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 August 2013); Memorial page for Lily May Brock; (7 May 1920); Find a Grave memorial # 62702072- Jan. 6, 1923, Citing Mizpah Cemetery; Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina, USA.

























Thursday, December 8, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~Sidney Purvis Birth Certificate


Access to birth certificate in South Carolina is very restrictive so this document is a real treasure. 

Sidney Purvis was born 17 October 1915, a son of Nicholas ‘Nick” Purvis, age 56, and Rachel Ann Boan, age 28. Sidney was Rachel’s fourth child but only 3 were living. That explains why I only show 2 previous births in my database for Nick and Rachel.  

The birth certificate shows that baby Sidney was delivered by a Midwife named Jane Crowley. This was very common during this time period.

The birth certificate was filed by J. A. Davis on 25 October 1915 where it became certificate #34840, Certificate of Birth – Sidney Purvis. 

Birth-Sidney Purvis


Nicholas Purvis and Rachel Ann Boan were married in late 1910 or early 1911. In 1910 Census, Nick and Rachel are unmarried at the time of census enumeration in April 1910. Nick is listed as a widow with children and Rachel is listed as single. Their first born child, Bennie Cleveland Purvis was born on 5 December 1911.  


Nick and Rachel had 6 known children, 2 of which died as infants.
 
Sidney Purvis Pedigree









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1. Sidney Purvis, birth certificate [long] 34840 (17 October 1915), South Carolina; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, SC.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw PO, Chesterfield District, SC, Page: 107 (stamped), Line 33, Dwelling 195, Family 194, Household of Wm. PERVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 14 January 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M653-1217.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, , Page: 285A(stamped); Line 19, Dwelling 169, Family 169, Household of Wm. PERVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 14 January 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page: 309C (stamped); Line 17, Dwelling 195, Family 196, Household of Charlotte PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 16 May 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 19, Page: 7A; Line 6, Dwelling 129, Family 130, Household of Nicholas PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 May 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
6. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0034, Page: 6A/89 (stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 112, Family 114, Household of Nicholas PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 July 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.
7. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page: 4B/104 (Stamped) ; Line 73, Dwelling 89, Family 89, Household of Nick PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 4 July 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
8. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0019, Page: 6A/63 (stamped); Line 25, Dwelling 111, Family 112, Household of Presley BOAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 24 February 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.





Monday, December 5, 2016

Amanuensis Monday~Will of Frank P. Taylor, 1899.


 
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 Will of Frank P. Taylor, 1899.


F. P. Taylor Will, pg 1F. P. Taylor Will, pg 2F. P. Taylor Will, pg 3F. P. Taylor Will, pg 4F. P. Taylor Will, pg 5

Transcription:
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Know all men by these presents that I Frank P. Taylor of the county and state aforesaid, being of sound and disposing mind, knowing that life is uncertain and that death is sure and believing that each individual should arrange his business while in such mental condition, hereby revoking all former wills made at any time by me heretofore, and as to my worldly estate and all property, real, personal or mixed, which I shall be seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease I devise and dispose dispose thereof in the following manner to wit:
First. My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses by my executors herein after named be paid out of my personal estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found to the best interest of all parties concerned.
I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Cornelia E. Taylor and my three sons, J. Oscar Taylor, Edwin R. Taylor and Karl F. Taylor all my real property, consisting of as tract of land on which we now reside and the remainder of my plantation known as the Kentrick Lowry and Baker lands to use in common during my wife’s natural life, and at her death to be equally divided among the remaining heirs, Taxes and incidental expenses to be paid equally by all out of the net proceeds of the estate, until a permanent division is made.
The whole and general management of the real and personal property to be controlled and managed by three executors on their succession to be herein after named in this will.
If the three executors herein after named, should fail to agree in the management of this real property they are hereby authorized to call  in a special executor to act temporally in the adjustment of any dificulty  <sic> that may arise and whose decision shall be final.
If either of my children shall have died before such division, leaving lawful issue such issue to receive the parents share, but if there be no issue, then such fund to fall into the general fund, to be divided among the survivors in the manner before directed.
Provided my beloved wife should die before either of the minor heirs should become of age, then the executors shall have an equal division made among the remaining heirs.
I hereby appoint and constitute my dear beloved wife Cornelia E. Taylor, James Oscar Taylor and Robert E. Rivers executors to this my last will and testament. The executors herein before named are hereby required enter in a bond considered good and sufficient by Probate Judge in this County before whom they shall be made and executed. The requirement of the bonds shall be similar to those in cases of guardians and administrators. In case the executors to this will herein appointed should die before they qualify as such the Probate Judge by and with the approval of the Clerk of Court shall appoint three good and discrete persons in their places. In case of the death or refusal of one or both of the remaining three it shall devolve upon the remaining ones to fill the vacancy by appointment.
Inn witness whereof I set my hand and Seal this the twenty first day of June One thousand eight hundred and ninety nine.  Signed and sealed in the presence of
Witnesses                                                           F.P. Taylor {L.}
Robert Tucker
R. P. Tucker
S. B. Timmons

South Carolina}   In Probate Court
Chesterfield County}
In re Est.}
F. P. Taylor}
We hereby acknowledge that R. E. Rivers is due us nothing whatever as Executor of the Will of F. P. Taylor, dec’d., or otherwise as to said Estate and we hereby release him from all liability as to said estate.
October 19th, 1908                                                    J. O. Taylor
Witness: M. J. Hough {Seal}                                    Karl F. Taylor
Probate Judge


F. P. Taylor Will, pg 8F. P. Taylor Will, pg 9

Transcription:
South Carolina}    In Probate Court
Chesterfield County)
Ex parte J. O}
Taylor & R. E. }
Rivers, Executors}
In re Est}
F. P. Taylor}
Dec’s}

To: The Probate Court
In the will of F. P. Taylor on file in your office the petitioners together with C. E. Taylor were appointed Executors of the Will of the said F.P. Taylor.


All debts against the Estate were settled by the heirs & not by the executors.


All the property real & personal went to those provided for in said will—


Mrs. C. E. Taylor and Edwin Taylor have died since the will was probated – Mrs. C. E. Taylor left as her only heirs K. F. Taylor & J. O. Taylor, Edwin Taylor having died without issue before his mother & all the property of F. P. Taylor by the terms of the said Will goes to L. O. Taylor & K. F. Taylor -  


No funds ever came into the hands of the Executors & they have nothing to account for.---


Therefore being nothing to return they ask that they me be app discharged as such executors.-


Sworn to before me}                                        R. E. Rivers
19 October 1908}                                             J. O. Taylor
M. J. Hough}
Probate Judge}


Franklin Pierce Taylor married Cornelia E. Rivers daughter of  William M. “Billy’ Rivers and Ann Eliza Kelley. They had three children, all boys. Their first born, James Oscar, arrived on 27 August 1875 so it is believed that they were married sometime in late 1874.
 
This family experienced a lot of tragedy beginning with the death of Franklin Pierce Taylor on 27 July 1899 followed with the death of the middle son, James Edwin Taylor,  on  28 August 1899. After losing her husband and son so close together Cornelia E. Rivers Taylor passed away on 15 March 1906. Then Karl Franklin one of the two remaining boy passed away on 20 August 1913 leaving James Oscar the only surviving family member. 


Cornelia Rivers is my 2nd Cousin 4 times removed and the boys are my 3rd cousin 3 times removed. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #1390–Lizzie Odom, Guardian Appointment

 
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 #1390
Lizzie Odom
This estate folder begins at image #1367 and ends with image #1372. (images 1367-1372)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N357-6?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-ZN5%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C192254901

Robert J. Vick, father of Elizabeth ’Lizzie’ Vick Odom, died on 17 May 1896 leaving her Mother, Louisa Watson Vick a widow with four small children.  Louisa married James Aaron Sellers in early 1900 sometime before the census enumeration occurred in June 1900.  

About 1913, Elizabeth ’Lizzie’ Vick married John Dwight Odom. This marriage year is a calculation based on the birth of their first born child, Mendel Wilson Odom, on 7 September 1914.  Another document from a Chesterfield Estate Folder #1390, labeled Lizzie Odom shows Lizzie Vick signing her name as Lizzie Odom on 17 December 1913.  

Lizzie Vick Odom Estate













Transcription:

State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}   In Probate Court.
Ex Parte                    }                       
                J. D. Odom}
In Re                         }
                Estate Lizzie}
Odom, Minor              }
                                To the probate Court: -
                                                The petition of Lizzie Odom shows:
                That she is a minor over the age of 14 years and resides in the above State and County with her husband J. D. Odom.
That she has $298.80 coming to her in the case of Louisa Sellers, et. al, vs J. U. Vick which is now in the hands of P. A. Murray, Jr., Master.
That in order that said funds may be used for her proper support and maintenance the appointment of as Guardian for her is necessary. 
That her husband J. D. Odom is a fit and proper person to act in such capacity.
                Wherefore she asks that the said J. D. Odom be appointed her Guardian.
December 17th, 1913
     

                             
John Dwight Odom the husband of Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Vick Odom is my 3rd Cousin twice removed.




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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N357-6?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-ZN5%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C192254901 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 1367 of 1626; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

It’s Family Time ~ Jacob Kanoy and Sally Dry


It's Family Time
Research on the family of  my 3rd Great Grand Aunt has been very sparse. A marriage bond, 4 registered deeds and  several census has been the limit my current research efforts.  Sally grew up in Cabarrus County, a daughter of Johan Martin Dry and Catherine Keppell. Her parents were married in Mecklenburg County about 1785/86.   

Gtantor-Canoy-Iredell


Sally Dry and Jacob Kanoy were married on 7 June 1824 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. 

image

Jacob and Sally remained in the Cabarrus County until  they moved north and west across county lines into Iredell County where they can be found in 1860 census. 

They lost their only known son in the Civil War. 

Jacob Canoy and Sally Dry had the following known children:
i. Catharine E. Canoy was born about 1825.
ii. Sarah L. Canoy was born about 1838.
iii. Jacob M Canoy was born about 1840. He died at Camp Pickens of typhoid fever on 8/28/1861 at Manassas in Virginia. [https://www.fold3.com/image/30651854]

If you have information on this family I would love to hear from you.

Sally Dry Canoy is my 3rd Great Grand Aunt.





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1. 1860 U. S. Census, Iredell County, North Carolina, population schedule, South of Yadkin River, Iredell, North Carolina, Page: 218 (stamped); Line 10, Dwelling 557, Family 537, Household of Jacob CANOY; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 May 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 902.
2. 1870 U. S. Census, Iredell County, North Carolina, population schedule, Olin, Iredell, North Carolina, Page: 146B(stamped); Line 13, Dwelling 36, Family 36, Household of Jacob CANNAUY; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 May 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 1144.
3. JACOB KANOY and SALLY DRY, (7 June 1824), North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868: Bond #: 000008656; Ancestry, Raleigh, North Carolina, North Carolina.
4. [https://www.fold3.com/image/30651854]







Thursday, December 1, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~Brock-Gillespie Marriage Announcement


Marriage Announcement

Brock-Gillespie marriage
     
Of interest to many in Columbia is the announcement of the approaching marriage of Miss Louise Gillespie to Major W. T. Brock, assistant adjutant and inspector general, on Tuesday, October 22, [1907].
     Miss Gillespie, who taught in the city schools of Columbia last year, has a number of friends here as well as at her home in Rock Hill. Major Brock, formerly of Cheraw, is no stranger to Columbians, and is well known in all parts of the State.
     Adjt. Gen. Boyd will be among the guests from Columbia who will attend the wedding Tuesday.
 
Marraige-Brock-Gillespie

Present For Col. Brock.
Officers of the First Regiment
Remember Their Former Major.
Special to The State.
Yorkville, Oct. 22.-Mr. Thos. W. Speck, the jeweler, has in his store a handsome and expensive case of silverware engraved with the letter “B”. This case is a wedding present for Col. W. T. Brock, assistant adjutant general of the State, who is to wed Miss Louise Gillespie of Rock Hill, on the 23rd instant.
This present is from the York county officers of the First regiment of infantry, National Guard of South Carolina. Col. Brock was formerly a major of this regiment and is held in high esteem by its officers and men.

Maj. William Thomas Brock (3 Sept. 1877 - 5 Mar 1934) is a son of Peter Haley Brock and his wife Mary Ellen Liles.  

Maj. William Thomas Brock is my 2nd cousin twice removed.





 
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[1] Brock-Gillespie Marriage Announcement, The Charleston News and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 20 October 1907, page 22.
[2] Present for Col. Brock, The State, Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 23 October 1907, page 3, Column 2.












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