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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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday's Obituary~Henry Jackson


Henry Jackson Obituary

HENRY JACKSON

Special to The State.
Cheraw. Dec . 18.--Henry Jackson one of Cheraw’s best known citizens, died Wednesday night at the home of Dr. J. E. Funderburk. He was 66 years old. He had been in ill health for a number of years, frequently confined to his bed, and then out again and attending to his business. He was in business in Cheraw over 40 years, and by his genial spirit and good fellowship made many friends. The funeral services were held at the house conducted by the Rev. W. E. Hurt, of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Jackson was never married. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Hettie Barrett of Monroe, N. C. and Mrs. Julius Sellers of Hickory, N. C.

Henry Jackson was born on 11 April 1855, a son of Benjamin A. Jackson and Catherine Mary Blakeney. He died 14 December 1921 in Cheraw, South Carolina.




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[1] Henry Jackson obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 19 December 1921, page 2, Column 6.








Saturday, May 27, 2017

Its Family Time~Hardy J. Sellers

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Hardy J. Sellers, son of Elijah Sellers and Sarah Purvis, was born on  17 September 1831.

Hardy along with his brothers, John E., Elijah and Phillip Albert all served in the War between the States.  Two of the brothers John E and Elijah gave their lives on the same day at Hawes Shop, Virginia in service to their country.

After the war, Hardy J. came home twice wounded and married Elizabeth Smith on 16 March 1871. 


Hardy J. Sellers and Elizabeth Smith had the following children:

i. Maggie May Sellers was born on 23 May 1880 in Marlboro County, South Carolina. She died on 27 May 1885 at the age of 5 and is buried at Bethel Methodist Church, Marlboro Co., SC.

ii. William Arthur "Bub" Sellers, born 10 Mar 1882, Marlboro County, South Carolina; married Letty Alliene Merriman; died 1 Jul 1959, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Hardy J. Sellers is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.

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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 18 August 2013); Memorial page for Hardy J. SELLERS; (17 September 1831–19 September 1910); Find a Grave memorial # 34308662, Citing Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
2. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 18 August 2013), entry for Hardy J. SELLERS, Private; Company A, 4th South Carolina Cavalry; Confederate.
3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0036, Page: 8B/111(stamped); Line 52, Dwelling 140, Family 142, Household of Hardy J. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 6 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.
4. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 736. Tombstone of Hardie J. Sellers; 17 September 1831–19 September 1910, Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
5. Hardy J. SELLERS obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 21 September 1910, page 3, Column 2. Deaths in South Carolina.
6. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Hardy J. SELLERS; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 18 August 2013); Estate Folder#1114.
7. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Elizabeth Smith Sellers (4 June 1849–12 February 1922), Memorial # 33953547.
8. James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 2001. Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth [Smith] Sellers;The Chesterfield Advertiser,2 March 1922, page 1, col. 2, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.













Thursday, May 25, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~Death of Wright Barnes


Wright Barnes
Transcription:
Page 150
ESTATE OF WRIGHT BARNES deceased 1
County of Saline SS
                The State of Arkansas SS
To all persons to whom these presents shall come Greetings
Know that whereas Wright Barnes of the county of Saline died intestate, as it is said on or about the 18th day of January AD 1857 having at the time of death personal property in this state which may be lost ,destroyed or diminished in value if speedy care be not taken of the same.  To the end therefore that the said property may be collected preserved & disposed of according to law, we do hereby appoint Madison Barnes [his son] of the County of Saline administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits, which were of the said Wright Barnes, at the time of his death with full power and authority to secure and dispose of said property according to law and collect all monies due said deceased and in general to do and perform all others acts and things which are,or hereafter may be required off him by law. 
                In testimony whereof I, A. R. HookerSmith  Clerk of the Circuit Court & ex Officio Clerk of the Court of Probate in and for the County of Saline aforesaid have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the seal of my office  said Court this 4th day of February AD 1857.
{LS}                                                                 A. R. HookerSmith  Clerk


Wright Barnes married Nancy Purvis, daughter of James F. Purvis, Sr. I believed that Nancy met and married Wright Barnes in Clarke County, Alabama during the migration from Chesterfield County, South Carolina to Hinds and Rankin County, Mississippi.

Nancy died before 1850 but exact date and place is not known. Wright Barnes is listed in the 1850 Tippah County, Mississippi and is a widow.

Wright and Nancy had 5 known children. Madison named above, as administrator, is his middle son.












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[1] "Arkansas Probate Records, 18[1] 17-1979," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DCZ7-3CG?cc=2061549&wc=M7QN-FM9%3A353228101%2C353554801 : 22 May 2014), Saline > image 78 of 209; county courthouses, Arkansas.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~George Washington Purvis


George Washington Purvis
b. 1810
d. 1897
bu. Antioch Cemetery
Rufus, Rankin County, Mississippi

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George Washington Purvis, son of James F. Purvis, Sr., was born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

George was twice married. His first wife, Mary Ann Patrick was born 1817, a daughter of Luke Patrick and Gracy Heaton. They were married 19 October 1838 in Rankin County, Mississippi. To this union was born 8 children; 5 daughters and 3 sons. Mary Ann died in 1859 after the birth of her eighth child, a daughter given the name Lucy Purvis.

George then married the widow of Civil War Solder Washington G. Huff. He and Sarah A. Williams Huff were married 31 August 1867. Mrs. Huff had 4 young sons that joined this blended family.

George and Sarah would have two additional sons making a total of 14 children into this blended family.  Sarah died in June 1888 and George passed away in 1897. They are buried side by side in Antioch Cemetery, Rankin County, Mississippi.





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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page 247B, Line 41, Dwelling 642, family 642, Household of George PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 380.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page: 989; Line 6, Dwelling 834, Family 885, Household of G. W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 590.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Township 4, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page: 62B; Line 17, Dwelling 434, Family 434, Household of George W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593 Roll 748.
4. 1880, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cato, Rankin County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) #078, Page 456A, Line 38, Dwelling 452, Family 452, Household of G. W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 663.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 January 2015); Memorial page for George W. Purvis; (1810–1897); Find a Grave memorial # 13976654, Citing Antioch Cemetery; Rufus, Rankin, Mississippi.
6. "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 14 January 2015), George Purvis & Mary Patrick; Dodd, Jordan R., comp; Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1838.
7. "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," database, Ancestry, George Purvis & Sarah Huff.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Sarah A. William Purvis (1 June 1830–14 June 1888), Memorial # 12849451.








Monday, May 22, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Administrative Bond for the Estate of James F. Purvis, November 1836.


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


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


Today’s subject is an Administrative Bond for the Estate of James F. Purvis, November 1836. 

James Purvis Adminstrative Bond Rankin Co., MS
Transcription:
Page 52                                James Purvis
The State of Mississippi}    Administrators Bond 1Rankin County}       Know all men by these presents that we John Purvis, G W Purvis, W. B. Word and Chas A. Fulsom are held and firmly bound unto Hamilton Cooper Esquire Judge of Probate 4 Said County in the sum of fourteen hundred dollars to be paid to the said Judge of Probate or his Successors in office or their Certain Attorney or assigns to which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us our and every of our heirs Executors and Administrators for the whole and in the whole Jointly and Severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seal and dated the 28th Day of November Anno Domini One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty Six
                                    The condition of this obligation is that if the Said John Purvis and George W. Purvis administrators of the goods and Chattles and credits of James Purvis Snr. deceased do make a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the goods chattles and credits of Said deceased which have or shal <sic> come to the hands possession or knowledge of the Said Administrators or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for the Said Administrators and the Same So do Exhibit into the Orphans Court of Rankin County when they Shal be thereunto required by the said Court and Such goods Chattles and credits do well and truly administer according to law and further do make a Just and true account of their Said actings and doings therein When thereto required by the said Court and all the rest and residue of the said goods Chattles and Credits which Shal be found remaining upon the account of the Said Administrators the same being first Examined and allowed by the said Court Shal deliver and pay to Such person or persons respectively as are by law entitled to received (inserted) the Same and if it Shal hereafter appears that any last will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the Same be proved in Court and the Executor or Executors obtain letters Testamentary and the Said Administrators being thereto required ) to render and deliver up the Said letters}
of administration then the above obligation}      John Purvis {seal}
to be void Otherwise to remain in full force}     George X W. Purvis {seal}
and Virtue                                                    }      W. B. Word {seal}
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of}      Chas . A. Fulsom {seal}

James F. Purvis, Sr., b. 1760. died before 28 November 1836, leaving 6 sons and 4 daughters. His wife passed away earlier in life; the exact date unknown.

Executors of his estate were his second oldest son, John P. Purvis and his youngest son, George Washington Purvis.  His oldest son, Joseph, passed away in 1842; six short years after his father death.

Recent DNA test results prove that James F. Purvis is my paternal line but as of today I still have not proven the paper connection of my 2nd Great Grandfather William A.  Purvis to the line.





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[1] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QX-VCMV?cc=2036959&wc=M7MB-ZWP%3A344537701%2C345722901 : 21 May 2014), Rankin > image 38 of 345; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

It's Family Time~Eli P. Brock


It's Family Time
Eli P. Brock, born abt 1827 in Marion County, Mississippi was the son of James L. Brock and Elizabeth Purvis. His parents were married in Chesterfield County and migrated first to Alabama and then later continued on to Mississippi. 


Eli P. married Winney E. Stallings, daughter of James Stalling and Sally Pearson in Pike County, Mississippi. Eli was 22 and Winney was 17 when they married. 


Eli P. Brock and Winney E. Stallings had the following children:
i. Alexander "Sandy" Brock, born 2 Aug 1855, Pike County, Mississippi; married Clara Ann Smith, 22 Dec 1874; married Margaret Bond, 1927; died 28 Apr 1942, Washington Parish, Louisiana.
ii. Nancy Jane Brock, born 3 Nov 1857, Pike County, Mississippi; married Iverson Monroe Ellzey, abt 1880; died 7 Mar 1930, Walthall County, Mississippi.
iii. Elizabeth Brock, born 2 Aug 1861, Pike County, Mississippi; married John W. Hill, 30 Nov 1882, Pike County, Mississippi; died 12 Jun 1942.
iv. Jesse Brock was born about 1864 in Pike County, Mississippi.
v. Willis Brock, born abt 1867, Pike County, Mississippi; married Mary Barnes, 26 Jun 1890, Pike County, Mississippi.
vi. William Valentine Brock, born 3 Dec 1868, Pike County, Mississippi; married Fannie M.  Wilson ; died 13 Apr 1928.
vii. Jimmy Brock was born about 1872 in Pike County, Mississippi.
 
Eli P. Brock is my 2nd Cousin 4 times removed.







Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~William J. Purvis


William J. Purvis
b. 28 April 1851
d. 12 March 1917
bu. Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery

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William J. Purvis was the son of George Washington Purvis and Mary Ann Patrick. He was borne in Rankin County, Mississippi.

William J. Purvis married Cornelia C. Bounds on 19 December 1881 in Rankin County, Mississippi. To this union was born five children; 4 sons and a daughter.

The children of William J. Purvis and Cornelia C. Bounds are:

i. Albert Guy Purvis, born Oct 1882 in Rankin County, Mississippi. 
ii. Hulon Morris Purvis, born 28 Apr 1885, Rankin County, Mississippi; married Ella M. Patrick, 9 Jan 1910, Rankin County, Mississippi; died 18 Apr 1977.
iii. Hollis Lee Purvis, born 7 Jan 1888 in Rankin County, Mississippi. 
iv. Clara E. Purvis, born 20 Mar 1890, Rankin County, Mississippi; married Walter Simpson Dear Sr.; died 15 Feb 1963.
v. William Vilas Purvis, born 30 Jun 1893, Rankin County, Mississippi; died 17 Jan 1918, Norfork, Virginia. William Vilas died while in basic training during WWI.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1. 1860 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page: 989; Line 6, Dwelling 834, Family 885, Household of G. W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 590.
2. 1870 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Township 4, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page: 62B; Line 17, Dwelling 434, Family 434, Household of George W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593 Roll 748.
3. 1880, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cato, Rankin County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) #078, Page 456A, Line 38, Dwelling 452, Family 452, Household of G. W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 April 2012); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 663.
4. 1900 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cato, Rankin County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 0084, Page: 14B/259 (stamped); Line 62, Dwelling 254, Family 254, Household of William PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2014); citing NARA publication T623_826.
5. 1910 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cato, Rankin County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 0050, Page: 18B/236(stamped); Line 79, Dwelling 348, Family 348, Household of William J. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 February 2014); citing NARA publication T624_758.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 30 December 2014); Memorial page for W. J. PURVIS; (28 April 1851–12 May 1917); Find a Grave memorial # 13998651, Citing Antioch Cemetery; Rufus, Rankin County, Mississippi, USA.
7. "Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935," digital index of Mississippi Marriages, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 January 2014), Miss C. C. Bounds & W. J. Purvis, Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1881.
8. 1930 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Beat 5, Rankin County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 16, Page 182A; Line 1, Dwelling 1, Family 1, Household of Hollis PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 February 2014); citing NARA publication T626_1164.
9. 1940 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 61-17, Page: 5A/327(stamped); Line 33, Household #80, Household of Hollis T. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 February 2014); citing NARA publication T627_2062.
10. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Cornelia C. Bounds PURVIS (5 June 1856-21 July 1941), Memorial # 13998613.






















Monday, May 15, 2017

Amanuensis Monday-Petition for Guardianship of Viola and Ernest Davis



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 Petition for Guardianship of Viola and Ernest Davis.


 

South Carolina} 1
Florence County}
Ex Parte}
Henry P. Davis}
In re Est.}
of ______Davis}
        To M. J. Hough Probate Judge for Chesterfield County:--
The petition of Henry P. Davis for Appointment as Guardian for his two minor children shows to the the Court:-
I. That  [Eugenia] Davis died intestate on the [21] day [June 1898] leaving two children, viz: Viola and Ernest Davis.
II. That the said [Eugenia] Davis, dec's. was the wife of your petitioner. 
III. That the said Viola and Ernest Davis are infants under the age of fourteen and are entitled to a distributive share in the Estate of Mary C. Davis and Catherine Martin [McNair] amounting to probably $500.00 in both Estates. Wherefore your petitioner asks to be appointed Guardian for his said children.                                       H. P. Davis
Sept. 22, 1904}     
    
Henry Perkins Davis married Eugenia Cordelia Davis on 25 December  1879. They had two children; Viola and Ernest. Suddenly, at age 35, Eugenia passed away on 21 June 1898.

Her death triggered this petition for Guardianship of her minor children by the surviving husband, Henry Perkins Davis.

After the death of his first wife, Henry Perkins Davis married Martha Ellen Jones on 24 May 1899. This union resulted in five additional children.

Viola and Ernest Davis are my 2nd Cousins 3 times 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-JWNV-R?cc=1911928&wc=MPPB-JW5%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191475301 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 1310 of 1670; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Purvis Family Migration to Alabama and Mississippi


Sometime around 1818, Gilbert Purvis and brothers James and Joseph migrated their family from Chesterfield County to Clarke County, Alabama.

It was there in 1824 that John Purvis passed away and his Estate was probated in Clarke County by one William S. Thornton.


Estate-John Purvis

I haven't figured out exactly where this John Purvis fits into the Gilbert, James F., Joseph Purvis family lineage but there is no doubt that he is in facts connected to these families.

This land deed was conveyed by James “his mark E Purvis” on 28 December 1817 to Haywood Todd.  This Slanted E mark is unique for this James Purvis.


This Land Deed was convey in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.  Move forward 7 years to Clarke County, Alabama and the Probate of John Purvis Estate.

Now we have James “His mark E” Purvis present at the probate proceedings with this document as proof.

James Slanted E. Purvis (1826)

Resd of Wm S Thornton adm of the Estate
of John Purvis Deseast Forth Nine dollars
In part of said estate as Legitee of Said Estate
This 4th or 11th of March 1826
John W. Thornton | James “his mark E” Purvis

I had a real problem transcribing this document from the Probate file but my intent was to show that James “his mark Ewas present during the probate as indicated by this document.
 
James and John Purvis

The final document showing James Purvis (his mark E) migrated along with the Gilbert Purvis families to Clarke County, Alabama is this file from the Probate Folder:
 
John Purvis Sr

John Purvis Sen de’d do to Wm. Munell
Jan 12 Z 8 Sugar  $1.00
           Z 2 Coffee   0.66
                                $1.66
Clarke County
Alabama State} personally cane James Purvis before Robert Taylor a Justice of the Peace for said County and being duly Qualified Sates that he did purchase the above articles for W. Munell for his Brother John by request –
Sworn to and subscribed James “His mark E” Purvis
Before me the 26th day
of February 1825.
Robt. Taylor Jus. Pec.


Other indicators within the Probate Files is the known men and women related to these Purvis families.
Gilbert Johnston Purvis – son of Gilbert Purvis
Rebecca (her mark E) Howl [Howell] – Rebecca Purvis, wife of Henry Howell
William Purvis
Sarah Purvis
James H. Purvis
James Purvis
Joseph Purvis
Levina Purvis
John Purvis
Gilbert Purvis

These families stayed on for a while in Clarke County, Alabama but eventually moved on settling in Simpson, Hinds and Rankin Counties, Mississippi.









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[1]  Clarke County, AL,Clarke County, Alabama, estate case files, 1810-1915; Probate Court, Grove Hill, Alabama, LDS Family History Library Film # 2229240, Frame 1365, John Purvis, 1825, Estate, Box 22, Folder 68, Frame 1365.





























Tuesday, May 9, 2017

1770 Land Deed (Partial) Thomas Botewright, Sr. to his son Thomas Botewright, Jr.


This document is a 1770 indenture deed from Senator Thomas Botewright of Craven County.

Pre Civil War Land Deeds are extremely sparse for Chesterfield County, South Carolina so even these small fragments and snippets can be very enlightening when found.

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 Transcription:

This Indenture maid this 29th September in the year of Our Lord Christ one Thousand seven Hundred and seventy between Thomas Botewright Senr. Of the County of Craven in the Province of South Carolina of the one part and Thomas Botewright Junr. Of the same place of the other Part Witnefseth that the said Thomas Botewright Sen., for and in consideration of the sum of one thousand pounds Current money of the Province of South Carolina aforesaid to him In hand paid by the said Thomas Botewright, Junr. before the Ensealing and delivery hear of the Receipt where of he doth hereby acknowledge and him self to be there with fully satisfied Contented and Paid hath Granted bargained, sold, alien Empoff Convay and Confirm and by these Presents Doth freely and absolutely Grant, bargain sell alien, Enfeoff Convay and Confirm unto the said Thomas Botewright Junr. One Hundred acres of Land Lying on Thompsons Chreek <sic> beginning at the upper Part of the Sd Land being part of a large Survey Granted to Thomas Botewright, Senr. By his Excellency Thomas Boon Esqre Captain general governor and Commander over said Province and baring Date [remainder illegible or missing]

Lewis Boatwright Jr., b. 1798, the great grandson of Thomas Boatwright, Sr. married my 3rd Great Grand Aunt, Elizabeth Rebecca Davis
 




 
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[1] Spencer_Deeds_Indenture_Deed_from_Sen_Thomas_Botewright of_Craven_County-1770-09-20.pdf
[2] The spelling of Botewright today is – Boatwright.





Monday, May 8, 2017

Chesterfield County SC~Estate Folder #181 – Henrietta (Jackson) Lowry Estate

 
Each week I will select an Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County and discuss its contents. 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 resource if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Today we will be looking at the following Estate folder:

Folder #181, Image 718
Henrietta (Jackson) Lowry
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https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NQ93-WF?i=717&cc=1911928

In June 1877, Col. Alfred M. Lowry passed away leaving surviving his widow, Henrietta (Jackson) Lowry, two daughters, Emily and Mary Temperance and a son,  John H. Lowry. 

Then in February 1888 John H. Lowry passed away leaving his Mother and two sisters surviving him.  Though there were no males left in the family but the girls had married and Henrietta had two son-in-laws to care for her and her daughters. Mary Temperance having married Maj. Alfred W. Davis in March 1872 and Emily who married had a Mr. Huntly.

On 18 August 1890, Henrietta (Jackson) Lowry passed away. Executrix of her and her husband estates (#199) were her daughters Emily Huntly and Mary T. Davis.  

Henrietta Jackson Lowery

Transcription:

State of South Carolina} Court of
County of Chesterfield} Probate
In the Matter }
of }               Petition
The Estate of Henrietta}
Lowry deceased}

The petition of Mary T. Davis and Emily Huntly respectfully shows to this Court
1. That Henrietta Lowry departed this life intestate on the 18th day of August A D 1890 at her residence in the County and State aforesaid.
2. That she left a small personal Estate and letters of administration thereon will be necessary in order to settle up said estate.
3. That your petitioners are the sole surviving heirs at law of the said Henrietta Lowry deceased.
Wherefore they pray letters of administration upon her estate.
                                                                                  Hough & Kennedy
                                                                                  Attorney for Petitioners
 
 
 
 
 
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[1] Probate Folder # 181--"South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NQ93-WF?cc=1911928&wc=MPPR-VZ9%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C190708501 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 718 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
[2] Probate Folder # 199--"South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NQ9F-9S?cc=1911928&wc=MPPR-VZ9%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C190708501 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 1067 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.



















Sunday, May 7, 2017

Gilbert Purvis, Revolutionary War Patriot


Gilbert Purvis grew up in the Cheraw District of South Carolina prior to the Revolutionary War.  This part of South Carolina was up state near the North Carolina State line.

1769-1784 1
SC Districts

Gilbert served as a soldier in the War as shown by this Stub indent for payment of 34 days.

Gilbert Purvis Stub Indent





STUB INDENT
No.632  } Issued 18 April 1785 to Mr. Gilbert Purvis for
Lib N     }Two pounds 8/6 3/4 Sterling: 34 days duty done
               in the Militia in 1782 ... account audited----------
                                       Principal £2. .10---- Interest £0..3..4

Gilbert’s service in this war qualifies his descendants for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  

This is a very large family consisting of thousand of descendants; yet, only one person in the past 127 years has applied for entry into the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) organization.
Some of this may be due to loss of records in Chesterfield County, South Carolina during the Civil War and other sundry reasons.

In 1915, Mary Virginia Hagerman had her DAR Application #115797 approved accepting her into the DAR organization as a descendant of Revolutionary War Patriot – Gilbert Purvis.

Gilbert Purvis-DAR


Much has been learned about Gilbert since this application was submitted; yet, many still leave out a complete generation when documenting the lineage of Gilbert Purvis and his wife Effica Howell.
Gilbert and Effica Purvis were only known to have two children Gilbert Johnston Purvis and Sarah “Sally” Purvis. DAR Application #115797 was the first document to show another child; that child being Johnson Purvis. This Johnson Purvis whose wife was called Sarah had two children – James P. J. Purvis and his brother William H. H. Purvis.

Johnson Purvis

That portion of the lineage can be seen here in this snippet from Mary Virginia Hagerman application.

For years no other document could be found naming a Johnson Purvis but he did exist. Even today researchers have no knowledge that there are other documents.

Johnson J. Purvis or J. Johnson Purvis was alive and well in 1831, 1832 and 1833. He can be found in the Tax records for Simpson County, Mississippi. I have posted the 1833 Tax list here:

1833 Tax List - Simpson, MS


Johnson J. Purvis was not found after 1833 and is believed to have passed away.Johnson J. Purvis and his wife Sarah had two sons; James P. J. Purvis and William H. H. Purvis.

James P. J. Purvis married Elizabeth Rose Campbell daughter of  John Beasley Campbell and Mary Rosa Franklin on 19 January 1832.  Four years after his marriage to Elizabeth, James P. J. Purvis passed away leaving Elizabeth Rose pregnant and with two children.

Elizabeth Rose Campbell Purvis then married Joseph Edward Miller. Elizabeth Rose Campbell was born 16 July 1814. Mary Virginia Hagerman was Elizabeth Rose Great Granddaughter. Her mother Mary Ann Purvis Campbell  was Elizabeth Rose Granddaughter. Mary Virginia was born in 1882 and Mary Ann was born in 1856. Elizabeth Rose died in 1906 and Mary Ann died in 1912 so you can see that both the grand daughter and the great grand daughter spent many days of their lifetime under the arms of their grandmother and Great Grandmother.

After the death of Johnson and his son James P. J. Purvis; Sarah, his wife and remaining son, William H. H. Purvis along his wife Jemima Magee packed up their family and moved to Polk County, Texas.  

William H. H. and his mother Sarah Purvis can be found in the 1850 census for Polk County, Texas. 

1850 CENSUS: Polk County, Texas; Roll: M432_914; Page: 188B; Line 3, Dwelling 178, Family 178; W. H. PURVIS, male, age 36 [1814], born in SC; Jemima PURVIS, female, age 39 [1811], born in MS; William PURVIS, male, age 17 [1833], born in MS; Mary PURVIS,female, age 14 [1836], born in MS; Purdy PURVIS, male, age 8 [1842], born in MS; Gabrian PURVIS, female, age 3 [1847], born in TX; Jemima PURVIS, female, age 6 mo. [1850], born in TX and Sarah PURVIS, Female, (widow), age 60 [1790], born in SC.

Johnson Purvis Chart





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[1] County Chart courtesy of http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/1769.htm
[2] DAR App #115797
[3] 1833 Tax List - Simpson County, Mississippi, Purviff, Johnson J.
"Mississippi, State Archives, Various Records, 1820-1951," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21381-31596-87?cc=1919687&wc=M6J9-YWL:211953101,211963301 : accessed 27 Apr 2014), Simpson > County tax rolls 1824-1845, Box 3764 > image 86 of 276; citing Government Records, Jackson.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

It’s Family Time~Frank and Sarah E. Deese Melton


It's Family Time

The tombstone for Sarah E. (Deese) Melton at Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lilesville, North Carolina shows that Sarah was born on 15 February 1829. 


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Photo Courtesy Julious Burr


Sarah E. Deese is the daughter of  Samuel Dese and Sarah Hill. The family is enumerated in the Sandy Point District of Anson County in 1850. At the time of this enumeration, Sarah was age 9 and Samuel and Sarah Hill had been married for almost 20 years. 

1850 Census -Deese-Sandy Point
1850 Anson County Census


[Mary and Samuel are Siblings; Samuel and Sarah are husband & Wife; the remainder are all children of Samuel Deese and Sarah Hill.]

Sarah E. Deese and Frank Melton were married in 1873 per their response to years married on the 1900 Census which was reported as 27 years with 6 children with 5 living.
Prior to her marriage to Frank Melton, Sarah had a son,  Robert Ofnile Aycock. His death certificate shows his parents to be Robert Aycock and Sarah Deese. 

Frank F. Melton and Sarah E. Deese had 6 children of which 5 were living in 1900. Sarah’s son Robert is included in this count. 

Frank F. Melton and Sarah E. Deese had the following children:
i. Sarah Melton, born 22 Mar 1874, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William Samuel Luther; died 17 Jul 1958, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
ii. W. Hampton Melton was born on 10 Sep 1877 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 19 Feb 1919 at the age of 41 in Lilesville, Anson, North Carolina.
iii. James Marshall Melton, born Dec 1879, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Ella Francis Luther; died 15 May 1952, Lilesville, Anson, North Carolina.
iv. George Bunyon Melton, born Jun 1884, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Ollie Teal; died 6 May 1979, Montgomery County, North Carolina.
 
Frank and Sarah E. Deese Melton are my Great Grand Uncle and Aunt.
 
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1. 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.
2. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 316B (stamped); Line 13,, Dwelling 125, Family 125;, Household of Frank MELTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 February 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
3. 1900 US Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lilesville, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 5, Page 9B/101(stamped); Line 71, Dwelling 169, Family 169, Household of Frank F. MELTON; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 February 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
4. Sara E. Melton, death certificate Death Certificate Book 3, Page 165, (1916), Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 February 2011); Memorial page for Sarah E. Deese Melton; (about 1841–18 November 1916); Find a Grave memorial # 45036741, Citing Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery; Lilesville, Anson County, North Carolina.
6. State of North Carolina, death (6 July 1927), Frank Melton; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.













Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday’s Faces from the Past~The Phillips Family, ca 1950


Reuben T. Phillips Family
(L->R) Reuben Thomas Phillips, Sr, Reuben Jr., Callie Blanche Phillips


Reuben Sr. and Blanche are my GrandUncle and Aunt. 










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Photo Courtesy of P. Hall

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~Gulledge-Boatwright Marriage, 1839



Marriage Gulledge Boatwright

The State of South Carolina} 1
County of Chesterfield}
I, William L. Robeson a Magistrate do hereby certify that in the fall of 1839 in the then District now County of Chesterfield and State of South Carolina I joined in Marriage Obediah Gulledge and Lavicy Boatwright according to forms of Law and I further certify that I am a disinterested in the claim of the said Lavicy Gulledge.
Sworn to and Subscribed}                                        W. L. Robeson
Before me 4th July 1879}
Thomas F. Mulloy}
Clk}
 
Gulledge - Summary of Proof
 
SUMMARY OF PROOF 2
Marriage:
Date Fall of 1839 of Obediah Gulledge to Lavicy Boatwright proven by Testimony of W. L. Robeson who performed marriage ceremony between Soldier and claimant.

Proof as to capacity to Marry:
Claimant states that both of them were previously married, Soldier first to Rebecca McLean who died in 1835 and again to Matilda Taylor who died in 1837. Claimant previously married to Drury Boatwright who died in 1832.

Death of Soldier:
25 June 1863 Sworn by testimony of Hugh Craig and W. A. Mulloy.

Widowhood:
Alleged by claimant and shown by Hugh Craig and W. A. Mulloy.

Related post:
https://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2017/05/genealogical-data-found-in-complex-land.html

As stated above, Obadiah Gulledge was married three times; first to Rebecca McLean who died in 1835, then to Matilda  Taylor who died in 1837 and lastly to Lavicy Boatwright (nee Thurman). Lavicy’s first husband was Drury Boatwright who also served in the War of 1812.
Obadiah Gulledge died 25 June 1863; Lavicy Gulledge died 20 Dec 1882.










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[1] https://www.fold3.com/image/247/313432762
[2] https://www.fold3.com/image/247/313432725

















Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Genealogical Data Found in Complex Land Trepass Case, 1849.

Pages 465-493
John McColman vs John M. Wilkes

Before WARDLAW, J. at Chesterfield, Fall Term 1847.
Columbia,
May 1949
McColman
v.
Wilkes
 
Let me start of by saying that I am not a lawyer and this case in it’s entirely is not only lengthy but very complex. Therefore, I will quote sparingly from the Google Book and comment primarily about the genealogical nugget found within this case.
The lawsuit was an action of trepass quare clausum fregit, for injury done to land of which the plaintiff claimed to have been in possession. 1 Page 466 

quare clausum fregit = Latin: "Wherefore he broke the close". That species of the action of trespass which has for its object the recovery of damages for an unlawful entry upon another's land is termed "trespass quare clausum fregit" "breaking a close" being the technical expression for an unlawful entry upon land. 2
 
John McColman v John M Wilkes 3 

The plaintiff had a large grant which covered land previously granted to one Wade and much more within the Wade grant the plaintiff by his agents had actual occupancy of part with a claim to the whole within his own grant but not long enough to give title by possession he knew of the Wade grant and had possession of the paper but no right to it one Turnage after the plaintiff's occupancy commenced acquired an adverse pedis possessio of three years duration within the Wade grant quit and was succeeded by the defendant the plaintiff brought trespass quare clausum fregit against the defendant and his right to maintain the action without other evidence of title or possession was sustained. 4  page 465 

Parties named within the Lawsuit:
John McColman
John M. Wilkes
Thomas Wade – original holder of the 1816 Land Grant
William Lyons
Obadiah Gulledge (whose son-in-law and tenant the defendant)
Capt. Ellerbe
Holden Lyons
Guthridge Lyons
A Lowry, Surveyor
Alex Turnage
W. L. Robeson, the other Surveyor

From my reading of this lawsuit, John M. Wilkes is the defendant and tenant so therefore he is also the son-in-law of Obadiah Gulledge. 5
 
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On-line trees show Mary Ann Gulledge, b. 9 Mar 1824 as the daughter of William and Mary Gulledge and the wife of John M.Wilkes. This information is in conflict with what this lawsuit has to say about Obadiah’s Gulledge relationship to John M. Wilkes.







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[1] James A. Stronhart State Reporter, Report of Cases Argued and Determined in THE COURT OF APPEALS  and COURT OF ERRORS of South Carolina: on Appeal FROM THE COURTS OF LAW. Volume III (Columbia, SC: A.S. Johnston, 1849), Pages 465-493.
[2] http://thelawdictionary.org/quare-clausum-fregit/
[3] James A. Stronhart State Reporter, Report of Cases Argued and Determined in THE COURT OF APPEALS  and COURT OF ERRORS of South Carolina: on Appeal FROM THE COURTS OF LAW. Volume III (Columbia, SC: A.S. Johnston, 1849), Pages 465-493.
[4] Ibid. page 465
[5] Ibid. page 467

























Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~King David Huneycutt


King David Huneycutt
b. 1862
d. 11 May 1916
bu. Big Lick Baptist Church Cemetery

FAG-King David Huneycutt

King David Huneycutt, b. 1862, was the fourth child born of William Riley Huneycutt and his wife Lydia Brooks. King David had 2 brothers and 5 sisters.  

I could find no record that King David was ever married. The 1910 census shows him as a single man in the household of  Levi and Sarah M. Tucker. 

King David died on 11 May 1916, at age 54, from stomach cancer and was buried in the Big Lick Baptist Church Cemetery. 


King David Huneycutt is my 1st Cousin 3 times removed.



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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 June 2016); Memorial page for King David Huneycutt; (1862–11 May 1916); Find a Grave memorial # 94681077, Citing Big Lick Baptist Church Graveyard; Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA. Memorial created by: Tavenner.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~Brock-Thornhill Marriage

 
Bessie Brock Marriage
 
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Brock, Robert Brock and Burt Brock motored to McComb Sunday to attend the marriage of Miss Bessie Brock and Mr. Robert Thornhill. The bride is the youngest sister of Dr. Brock, a charming and efficient young lady, known and admired by most of the people of Franklinton. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Will Knight, where no pains were spared in the attractive decorations of pink and white thruout the entire house, and in a lovely wedding luncheon which was gracefully presided over by the hostess and her mother, Mrs. J. S. Brock. Immediately after the ceremony the voting couple drove in their own automobile to their home near Tylertown, Miss.


 
Bessie Brock is the 24 year old daughter of Dr. Jeptha S. Brock and Susan Alvaline Holmes. Bessie and James Robert Thornhill were married on 19 November 1916.

Bessie Brock Thornhill is my 4th Cousin twice removed.
 
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[1] Image from ChroncilingAmerica provided by: Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA
[2] "Marriage of Bessie Brock," Local News, THE ERA LEADER, Franklinton, LA, November 23, 1916, page 3, . http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064305/1916-11-23/ed-1/seq-3.pdf.









Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~Who Was Linda L. Purvis?


For many years I have researched every known Purvis in Anson County, North Carolina and Chesterfield County, South Carolina. I did this in my attempt to identify the parents of William A. Purvis born between 1823-1827 in one of these two counties.

William A. Purvis is my 2nd Great Grandfather. He married Sarah Jane Graves of Chesterfield County on 10 June 1852.

Today’s posting is a little different in that I’m looking for help in identifying the parents of Linda L. Purvis. The only information I have is that she is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarland, Anson County, NC.

FAG-Linda L. Purvis

If you have any information on Linda L. Purvis or if you can help in any way please leave a comment to this post. If you prefer to send a private e-mail you will find my e-mail address in the right hand column, bottom of column. 






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[1]  Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 May 2014); Memorial page for Linda L. Purvis; (Unknown); Find a Grave memorial # 59014013, Citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery; McFarlan, Anson County

Monday, April 24, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will and Testament of George Cagle.


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 George Cagle.

 
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of GEORGE CAGLE


George Cagle WILL
Be it remembered that I George Cagle of the County of Stanly and state of North Carolina considering myself to be of perfect sound mind and memory, and not knowing the length of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all formal Wills by me made(viz)
First, I give and devise unto my daughter Mince A. Hartsell, fifty acres of land off the western ends of my three hundred acre tract commencing on Dunns line and running So. Wt. so as to include the above amount of Land, Also, I give and devise unto Ely Huneycutt My illegitimate son, one hundred and fifty acres of lands the whereupon I now live, by his maintaining my daughter Beedy M. Cagle during her natural life, in case she does not marry, and if she marry he shall be released from that obligation by his paying her one hundred dollars.
Also, I give  and devise unto my grandson William Huneycutt, seventy five acres of land, adjoining the fifty acres tract given to Mince A. so as to include the long house place, now in case the above named Ely Huneycutt and William Huneycutt should should <sic> be disobedient to me and nor serve as dutiful children till they attain the age of Twenty one years, in that case they shall have nothing of my property and in such case I direct That my daughter Beedy M. have one hundred acres of the lands designated for Ely Huneycutt including the dwelling house and out Building and I direct that the remainder of the lands designated for Ely and also the lands designated for William, and also all the balances of my lands not herein disposed of after running off my son David S. Cagle fifty acres to be divided equally Between my daughters Sarah Jones, Mary Smith, Martha Cagle, Ann, Jane and Fany L. Cagle and Malinda Criscoe.
                Also, I direct that my personal estate goods and chattels in every respect be sold and equally divided between my daughter Sarah Jones, Mary Smith, Martha Cagle, Ann J. Cagle, Fany L. Cagle, Malinda Crisoe, Mince A. Hartsell and Beedy M. Cagle and my son David S. Cagle and my son Ely Huneycutt and my grandson William Huneycutt, and also my saw mill with ten acres of land for the cite and privileges of the same , adjoining J. A. Crisco line be sold and equally divided between my daughters above named.
                I hereby make ordain and appoint S. C. Little my lawful Executor of this my last Will and Testament in testimony whereof I hereunto set my hands and Subscribe my name this 30th day of November 1868.
Attest                                                                          George Cagle (Seal)
A. J. Austin
S. C. Little

This George Cagle was born about 1812 and lived until about 1888. His wife was called Elizabeth and some say she was Elizabeth Rose Whitley. They were married about 1834; their fist born arrived on 30 March 1835. 

I have 9 Eli Huneycutts in my database and George could have been the father of at least 5 of these men.

If you have any information on Ely and William I would love to hear from you.

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[1] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9GCC-2PX?cc=1867501&wc=32GQ-2NL%3A169988501%2C170067001 : 21 May 2014), Stanly > image 127 of 359; county courthouses, North Carolina.Will Book 2, Pages 176-177; Stanly County, North Carolina

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chesterfield County SC~Estate Folder #551 – William H. Gainey Estate

 
Each week, on Sunday, I will select an Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County and discuss its contents. 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 resource if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Today we will be looking at the following Estate folder:

Folder #551, Image 1389
William H. Gainey 1

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NHPB-L?cc=1911928&wc=MPPB-C68%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191054401
 
Estate Folder #551 shows that William H. Gainey died on or about 17 October 1866 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He left a wife and children surviving him along with a tract of land in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. The most significant document within the probate file is this request for letters of Administration containing the death date of William H. Gainey.

Wm. H. Gainey
Transcription:
The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
To Hugh Craig, Esq. Judge of Probate.
The Petition of Mary H. Gainey
Sheweth that Wm. H. Gainey departed this life on or about the 17th day of October A. D. 1866 leaving her surviving him as his widow and that he was seized and pofsefsed in his life time and at the time of his death of a certain tract of land lying and being in said county on the waters of Thompson Creek containing two hundred and fifty actress more or lefs, besides certain goods and chattels – to him belonging—
Your petitioner therefore prays for Letters of Administration of all and singular the goods and chattels of the said Wm. H. Gainey deceased.
Feby 3rd 1871                                                      Mary H. X her mark Ganey
Witnefs
M. E. Craig

In addition to the probate record  there is also an Equity Court record related to the death of Lewis Gainey, the father of William H. Gainey.

[#12] Gainey, Lewis, Wm. H. Gainey & others vs. Charlotte Gainey - Bill for account and specific delivery of property 1846 2

Sarah Gainey, wife of Jacob Gainey (married in Anson County, NC) died August 1835, leaving her husband and sister, Elizabeth; Her sister, Elisabeth, wife of Lewis Gainey, had a son, William H. Gainey. In 1836, after the death of his wife, Sarah, Jacob Gainey married Charlotte Jones. Jacob Gainey died 4 April 1845. On 1 December 1846, Charlotte Jones Gainey married Amos Lambeth. Charlotte Jones Gainey Lambeth had no children from either marriage. Deposition of James P. Gainey of Henry County, Alabama, states that he is the son of William H. Gainey and grandson of Lewis Gainey.






 
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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-NHPB-L?cc=1911928&wc=MPPB-C68%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191054401 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 1389 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
[2] SOURCE: #12 Index and Genealogical Abstracts of the Chesterfield District Court of Common Pleas, Equity Side, 1823-1869, page 116 as recorded in "Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865 & Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869, Published by James C. Pigg, Copyright 1995.













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