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

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.













Saturday, April 22, 2017

It’s Family Time~Sidney A. and Blondell Matuse Toler

It's Family Time













Sidney Alvin Toler was born 27 February 1902, a son of William Shadrac and Margaret Alice ‘Missie’ Linton Toler.  He was their fifth child.

Sidney married Blondell Matuse of Lee County, South Carolina, about 1925. Blondell was the daughter of John Harrington and Mary Register Matuse.  

Sidney and Blondell had two known children:

i. Mary Sue Toler was born on 11 Nov 1926 and passed away 21 Dec 1926. She was buried on 22 Dec 1926 in Society Hill, Darlington, South Carolina.  

ii. Ralph Alvin Toler Sr., born 19 Sep 1943, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married 1st Kathryn Ann Lewis; married 2nd Deborah Carpenter; died 4 Sep 2007, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

After the death of his first wife, Sidney married Jennie Rae Folk and had two additional children.

Sidney Alvin Toler is my 2nd Cousin once removed.


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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 June 2015); Memorial page for Sidney A. Toler; (27 February 1902–8 August 1976); Find a Grave memorial # 64287419, Citing Piedmont Cemetery; Bishopville, Lee County, South Carolina, USA.
2. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Steer Pen, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0045, Page 13A/282A (stamped); Line 7, Dwelling 164, Family 164, Household of William TOLER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 23 January 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
3. 1930 U. S. Census,  Berkeley County, South Carolina, population schedule, Saint Stephen, Berkeley County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 09, Page 4B/103B (stamped); Line 55, Dwelling 70, Family 74, Household of Sydney TOLER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2218.
4. 1940 U. S. Census, Charleston County, South Carolina, population schedule, St Michael and St Philip, Charleston County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 10-90, Page: 10A/1461A (stamped), Line 2,, Household 179, Household of Sydney TOLER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T627_3796.
5. SIDNEY A. TOLER obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 10 August 1976, Page 2B, Column B & C.
6. Social Security Administration, Ancestry database, Ancestry, (http://www.ancestry.com : <viewed|accessed> 11 June 2015), Sidney Toler, SSN: 249-03-0845, (Before 1951) derived from U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File,database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, 24 July 2011).
7. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Blondell N. Matuse Toler (6 December 1904–15 June 1972), Memorial # 64286837.
8. Obituary for MRS. SIDNEY A. TOLER, The State, 17 June 1972.
9. Mary S Toler, death certificate 021718 (21 December 1926), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
10. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 June 2015); Memorial page for Mary Sue Toler; (12 November 1926–21 December 1926); Find a Grave memorial # 109936796, Citing Society Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery; Society Hill, Darlington County, South Carolina, USA.








Thursday, April 20, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~Thomas Dudley Adams and Aggie Sellers Marriage


Thomas Dudley Adams son of Louis Adams and Mary Elizabeth Diggs married Aggie Sellers, daughter of William R. ‘Todd’ Sellers and Rosa Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Ratliff on 12 April 1908.

Aggie Sellers-Thomas Dudley Adams Marriage

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State of North Carolina]
Anson County]

I, 1 J. B. Cottingham a 2 Justice of the peace
United in matrimony 3 T. D. Adams
And 4 Aggie Sellers the parties licensed above on the 12
Day of April 1908 5 at my residence in Morven
In 6 Morven township, in said county according to law.
WITNESS PRESENT AT MARRIAGE:
T. P. Seago of Lilesville, NC
H. F. Adams of Morven, NC
W. T. Groomes of Morven, NC
                                        J. B. Cottingham {JP}


Key:
1. Names of person officiating
2. If Minister, of what domination, If Justice of peace so sate
3. Name of man married
4. Name of Woman married
5. Place of marriage
6. Township
At least three persons present at marriage must signs as witness
 
Aggie Sellers is my 2nd cousin 3 times removed.
 
 
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[1] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14863-21210-75?cc=1726957 : accessed 17 April 2015), 004640855 > image 30 of 1528; county courthouses, North Carolina.
























Monday, April 17, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will and Testament of John Rogers, 1856.

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 John Rogers, 1856. 1

John Rogers Will, Pg 137John Rodgers Will, pg 138-130

John Rogers]
Last  Will ] 
                                                                                                                    Page 137
State of Mississippi Desoto County I John Rodgers of the State and County above written being Sound in Mind and memory but feeble in body and my health declining Knowing  man has once to die an being possesses of some property do make and divide the same between my wife and Son Daniel Alexander Rodgers in  the following manner viz:
First  My Soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth from it came
2nd  To pay all my just debts.
Thirdly To my Son Daniel Alexander Rodgers I give a Negro Boy I call Aaron to be his own to have and said Negro Boy a Slave to be for Daniel Alexander Rodgers own personal and benefit clear of all claims from any and all persons  which said Negro boy slave will nearly make him my Son Daniel Alexander Rodgers equal to my other Sons by my first wife having given each of my first more than what I now will and give to Daniel Alexander Rodgers and also  only equal with my daughters by my first wife or hardly So much. Having given to each of my first children their share as they left me, and I consider each and all of them my first children  have received their equal share and have no more claim on my estate which I give  to Daniel Alexander Rodgers & his Mother Mary Rodgers  in the following manner.
Fourthly I give to my wife Mary Rodgers and her son Daniel A. Rodgers the quarter section of land on which I live to be equally divided between them only giving the Mother Mary Rodgers choice the quarter of land to be divided South and North Known as the South East quarter of Section Eighteen Township Six of Range Six West of the Basic Meridian of the Choctaw Cession. Also, I give unto my son David A. Rodgers and Mary Rodgers his Mother one half section of land lying and being in the State of Texas County of Upshur Situated on the North Side and near the little  Cypress(?) about ten or twelve miles West of the Cherokee trace, it being the quantity of land to which  David Stinson was entitled to by virtue of certificate No. (51) fifty one the deed for Said land I have and give to my Son and his Mother Said half Section of land to be equally divided between Son and Mother, the Son to have choice of quarter this time.  I also give my wife Mary Rodgers & my Son Daniel Alexander Rodgers all my stock Viz” Two horses Two Cows  and four yearlings Twenty head of Stock hogs,twenty head of Sheep what Corn Meth & fodder is now on my place and all my farming tools and wagon wheat and potatoes every thing belonging to the place I give them and for their use and benefit and nothing to be sold off the place.
Also I give to my wife and Son Daniel A. Rodgers Two Notes or Notes in my possession for Two hundred Dollars to be equally divided between them when Collected, Daniel’s part to be put on interest until he come of age(21) years Twenty one years old. Also I have three Negro Slaves in my possession which belongs to my wife Mary Rodgers, who was Mary Purvis before I married her, who was Mary McNeal before she married Purvis and these Three negro Slaves Mary, Jane and Ellen my wife has hired which said Negros I have no right nor no claim to in any way or form they the Said Negros belong to my wife Mary Rodgers and her children and not to me nor mine. But I consider Daniel Alexander Rodgers to share equally with his half Brothers & Sisters in Said Negroes Slaves Mary, Jane& Ellen the Negroes having come by his Mothers.
I also appoint my wife Mary Rodgers my Executrix and Guardian for our Son Daniel Alexander Rodgers.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto fixed my hand and Seal this 22nd day of February 1856 Eighteen hundred and fifty-six in the presence of us Signed
David T. White                                  John X (his mark) Rodgers {seal}
T. J. Downs

The State of Mississippi}
Desoto County} In the Probate Court of said County at the February term 1857 thereof
In the matter of a certain instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Rodgers late of said county dec’d.
Be it remembered that at a term of the Probate Court of said County begun and held at the Court House in and for said County on the first Monday in February A D 1857 personally appeared in open Court Alfred McKinney, David T. White and T. J. Downs Subscribing witnesses to a certain instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John Rodgers late of said County dec’d. bearing date the 22nd day of February A D 1856 who having first been duly Sworn deposed as follows the Said Alfred McKinney deposed and said that said John Rodgers Signed and Sealed the same as his last Will and Testament in the presence of this deponent, that he saw David T. White one of the subscribing Witnesses Sign the Same in the presence of Said testator, and at his request  and that he this deponent Signed the same as a witness thereto in the presence of Said testator, The said T. J. Downs deposed and Said that said testator  acknowledged his Signature to said instrument& that he Signed the same as his last Will and testament, and that he this deponent Signed the Same as a witness thereto in the presence and at the request of Said Testator And the Said David T. White deposed and said that Said testator acknowledged his Signature to said instrument, that he Signed the Same as his Last Will and testament and that he this deponent Signed the same  as a Witness in the presence of Said testator and in the presence of Alfred McKinney one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto, and all and each of said deponents agree and Sat that said Testator was at the time of Signing Said instrument of Sound disposing mind and memory,more than twenty one years of age and a citizen of Desoto County Mississippi.
Sworn & Subscribed in }                                         Alfred McKinney
Open Court February}                                             Thos. J. Downs
R. R. West, Clk}                                                        David T. White

About 1835, William Purvis married Mary ‘Polly’ McNeal in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Their first born child a daughter, Margaret Frances Purvis, married Lewis L. Freeman, son of Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis. 

Between February 1837 (birth of Margaret) and Jan 1842 (birth of William Augustus) William and Mary moved their family to DeSota County, Mississippi. It was in Mississippi that William Augustus, Julie S. and James Monroe Purvis was born to this union.

Sometime  between the conception (Jan 1843) of James Monroe and December 1846, William Purvis died leaving Mary, a Widow, with four small children. 

On 31 December 1846, Mary Purvis, widow, married John Rogers (Widower). They had one child, a son, Daniel Alexander Rodgers.

John Rogers wrote his Last Will and Testament on 22 February 1856. John Rogers Will contains a real significant genealogical gem: “my wife Mary Rodgers, who was Mary Purvis before I married her, who was Mary McNeal before she married Purvis.” 2

John Rogers died between the writing of his Will and December 1856. 3 Mary ‘Polly’ McNeal Purvis Rogers died 18 March 1895 in Lingleville, Erath, Texas.










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[1] "Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-30945-632-1?cc=2036959&wc=M7MF-6TP:344534201,344541701 : accessed 02 Dec 2014), DeSoto > Wills 1851-1870 vol 1 > image 84 of 264; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.
[2] Ibid.
[2] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q8-F77G?cc=2036959&wc=M7MN-62S%3A344534201%2C344574901 : 21 May 2014), DeSoto > image 85 of 296; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter 2017



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Happy Easter to all my fellow bloggers, subscribers, readers, friends and family.















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[1] Image courtesy of http://newyear365.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/happy-easter-images-7.jpg

Saturday, April 15, 2017

It’s Family Time~John F. and Elizabeth (Meisenheimer) Dry


It's Family Time
John F. Dry was born in 1780 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. He was the son of Owen Ulrich Dry and his wife Eve.

John F. Dry and Elizabeth Meisenheimer were married about 1805. Elizabeth Meisenheimer was born in 1788 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

Sometime between 1820 and 1840, John and Elizabeth moved their family from Cabarrus County, North Carolina to Perry County, Illinois.

John F. Dry and Elizabeth Meisenheimer had the following children:

i. Leah Dry, born 1810; married Jacob House, 2 Nov 1852, Perry County Illinois; died 5 Mar 1891, Perry County, Illinois, United States.
ii. John Moses Dry was born in 1813. He died in 1875 at the age of 62.
iii. Eleanor Dry was born in 1815. She died in 1865 at the age of 40.
iv. Sarah Dry was born in 1817. She died in 1890 at the age of 72.
v. Paul Dry was born in 1821. He died in 1869 at the age of 48.
vi. Edmund Dry was born in 1823. He died in 1899 at the age of 76.
vii. Andrew Jackson Dry was born in 1832.
viii. Daniel Moses Dry was born in 1839 in Cabarrus Co. NC. He died in 1857 at the age of 18 in Perry County. 

Shortly after arriving in Perry County, Illinois; John F. Dry died on 25 Aug 1842 at the age of 62.  His wife, Elizabeth died a short 4 years later on 10 Sep 1846 at the age of 58. 

John F. Dry is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.






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[1] 1830 U S Census, Montgomery County, North Carolina, population schedule, Montgomery, North Carolina, Page 83, Line 26, Next to Last Line, John F. DRY; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : Viewed 6 June 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M19, Roll 123.
[2] 1840 U. S. Census, Perry County, Illinois, population schedule, Perry County, Illinois, John F. Dry; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 6 June 2016); citing NARA publication Roll: M_704_67.
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2016); Memorial page for John F Dry; (1780–25 August 1842); Find a Grave memorial # 102102805, Citing Dry Cemetery; Perry County, Illinois, USA.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2016); Memorial page for Elizabeth Meisenheimer Dry; (1788–10 September 1846); Find a Grave memorial # 102102807, Citing Dry Cemetery; Perry County, Illinois, USA.

















Friday, April 14, 2017

Finding Obituaries in Nontraditional Sources.


This obituary provide a clear example as to why we need to “think outside the box” when researching our ancestors. Traditionally, we would look for obituaries in the local newspapers. But, this obituary was not found in a newspaper; the source of this obituary was from a magazine about veterans of the Confederate States Army.

The Confederate Veteran Wiki states that this magazine was "one of the New South's most influential monthlies." 1 There are many specialized groups, societies and organizations in our lives and in the lives of our ancestors. Don’t overlook the publications of these groups during your research process.



Thomas Parke Craig 2
In the passing of Thomas Parke Craig, one of the best beloved and most highly respected citizens of Chesterfield County, S. C., has been lost. “Uncle Tommy” as he was affectionately called was eighty-seven years of age, and had been in failing health for some time. He was teaching school in Kershaw County when war was declared in 1861, and he joined a company which had been organized by J. C. Coit, of Cheraw, and this company left for Charleston the day after Fort Sumter was attacked. There the company became a part of the 8th South Carolina, under Colonel Cash, and Dr. Tom Lucas was their major. The regiment was afterwards attached to Kershaw’s Brigade, Longstreet’s Division. It was sent to Virginia during the summer of 1861 and took part in the battle of Manassas, the first big battle of the war; the command was also in nearly all the big battles near Richmond. Thomas Craig was wounded in the head by a piece of shrapnel on the second day at Gettysburg. He was captured during a raid by a part of Sherman’s army on a hospital train, and remained a prisoner to the end of the war. He could give an interesting account of his experiences as soldier and prisoner. He was married to Mrs. Sallie Strayhorn, of Arkansas, who died some years ago. Two brothers survive him.
[Mrs. G. K. Laney, President, U.D.C., Chesterfield]
Thomas Parke Craig was born 14 August 1839, a son of William Evans Craig and Margaret Parke Craig. He died  11 February 1927 and is buried in the Chesterfield Cemetery, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
 
 
 
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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_Veteran
[2] The Confederate Veteran, (Nashville, Tennessee), Vol. 35, (1927) page 389, column 1. https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE104111








Thursday, April 13, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~The Death of Phillip Hancock


There are 59 Trees on Ancestry.com that shows Phillip Hancock b, 1792, d. 1841.
Of course there are no sources for either his birth year or his death year. Every one on these trees have 1 source  and that source is an Ancestry Family Tree.

For those of you reading this and think that an Ancestry Family tree is a source I would suggest reading this In-Depth Genealogist blog post:

http://theindepthgenealogist.com/online-tree-source/

So when did Phillip Hancock die? I don’t have a date of death for Phillip Hancock but I do have some clues. 

The first Source of his death is a February 1841 Newspaper. This is a source; it’s not someone guess; it’s documentation created  at the time of his death.

Phillip Hancock, col 5

SOUTH CAROLINA
Chesterfield District.
By Turner Bryan Esq. Ordinary
Whereas, Alfred M. Lowery made Suit to me to grant him Letters of Administration of the estate and Effects which were of Phillip Hancock. These are to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of the said Phillip Hancock deceased that they be and appear before me, in the Court of Ordinary, to be held at Chesterfield Court House on Monday 15th inst. To show cause if any they have, why the said administration should not be granted. Given under my hand and seal, this first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one and in the Sixty fifth d year of American Independence.
                                           T. Bryan
                                           O.C.D.
$1,75                                            2t

This without a doubt is the source of the 1841 death year for Phillip Hancock. We can definitely state that Phillip Hancock died before 1 February 1841. 

Phillip Hancock married Sarah Caroline Timmons. Their first known child was Elizabeth Hancock born 1 Jan 1817.  This suggests that Phillip and Sarah were most likely wedded sometime in late 1815 or early 1816.

The 1850 Census shows Sarah Hancock without a husband and with 2 of her children at home in the household.

1850 CENSUS: Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; Roll: M432_851; Image: 354, Page: 175A; Line 21, Dwelling 1175, Family 1175; Sarah HANCOCK, Female, age 61, born in SC; Harriet N. HANCOCK, Female, age 17, born in SC; Temperance J. HANCOCK, Female, age 24, born in SC; James T. HANCOCK, Male, age 4, born in SC and Andrew J. HANCOCK, Male, age 2, born in SC..

Sarah Caroline Hancock tombstone shows that she died 3 October 1858. When Sarah died in 1858, the Estate was sued and there are extensive documents of the Settlement of this Estate in the SC Archives.

Phillip and Sarah had 6 known children:
  1. Elizabeth md Thomas Hardy Sellers
  2. Mary E. md Pvt Hardy Sellers
  3. Sarah C.
  4. Temperance Jane, md.  John Jordan, Andrew J. Bone
  5. Phillip Jr. md Mary Joanna Rivers
  6. Harriett H. md Jonathan F. Hancock









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[1] Equity Notice, The Cheraw Advertiser, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States, 3 February 1841, page 3, column 5. Estate of Phillip Hancock.




Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~Aunt Jeanne Katherynne Martindale


Jeanne K Martindale
b. Dec. 22, 1916
d. Feb. 19, 2002
bu. Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, CA
Plot: Vista Mar, 349, A
Find A Grave Memorial# 71415331

Jeanne Katherynne was the daughter of Alva William Sovereign and Irma Estelle Burton.
My Mother’s brother Luther William, met Jeananne while serving as a paratrooper in the United States Army during World War II at Alliance AAF, Nebraska.
Jeanne Katherynne and Luther William Johns were married 6 August 1942 in Chadron, Dawes County, Nebraska.
To this union was born three children; two daughters and a son. I just learned late last night that one of these girls had recently passed away.
After the War, my Uncle was hired to work for the railroad. That job eventually took him to the Chicago area where he passed away in 1985.
In 1961, while training at Chanute AFB in Rantoul, IL I was able to visit with my Uncle at his home near Chicago.
I lasted visited with Aunt Jeanne shortly before her death in 2002. They both have been missed and have left a large gap in the lives of  family members and friends. 



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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 June 2012); Memorial page for Jeanne K Martindale; (22 December 1916–19 February 2002); Find a Grave memorial # 71415331, Citing Green Hills Memorial Park; Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Campbell, Purvis, McRanie~Chesterfield County to Alabama and Mississippi.


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 Campbell, Purvis, McRanie~Chesterfield County to Alabama and Mississippi.

Mary Campbell, et al, to John M. Burke1
Wilcox County State of Alabama December 31st 1845
Know all men by these presents, that we Mary Campbell widow of the late Duncan N. Campbell deceased and William Campbell, Caroline Purvis formerly Caroline Campbell, Alexander Campbell, Harriet McRainie formerly Harriet Campbell Daniel Campbell and Daniel McRainie husband of the said Harriet Campbell heirs at Law of the said Duncan N. Campbell of the first part for and in Consideration of the sum of Three Hundred Dollars to us in hand paid the receipt of which is hereof acknowledged have this day bargained sold Conveyed & delivered unto John M. Burke of the second part all parties living & being in the County and State above written The following ascribed lot or parcel of Land being and lying in the said County of Wilcox & State above written lying in the Land District Subject for sale at Cahawba To wit, The west half of the South west quarter of Section Eleven in Township twelve of Range Seven, Containing seventy nine acres & Eight three hundredths of an acre also the North East quarter of the South west quarter of Section Eleven in township twelve of Range Seven Containing thirty nine acres and ninety one and a half hundredths of an acre Making in all One hundred & Nineteen acres and Seventy four and a half hundredths of an acre more or less to have and to hold the same to himself the said John M. Burke his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns together with all the improvements appertaining to the premises forever And we do warrant and defend to him the said Burke his heirs and assigns forever the title to the said land herein Conveyed In Testimony whereof we the parties of the first part have signed it with our own hands and seal this the day and year before written
In presence 

Martin Green J.P.
John C. Wear/
                                                      Mary Campbell (her X mark) seal
                                                                                William Campbell seal
                                                                                Caroline Purvis seal
                                                                                Alexander Campbell seal
                                                                                Harriet McRanie seal
                                                                                Daniel Campbell seal
                                                                                Daniel McRanie seal

[Source: Alabama, Wilcox County, Deed Records, Volume I, page 207 and C. Amaden]

Duncan N. Campbell, b. abt 1788, died before 1840, in Wilcox County, Alabama leaving his wife, Mary and six surviving children.

In addition to the above deed there are probate records pertaining to these families found in Marion County Mississippi. 


Image 176
- Page 277 and 278:
“ALEXANDER CAMPBELL died December 12, 1848, leaving a small estate. DANIEL CAMPBELL is a brother of said deceased. Other heirs are WILLIAM CAMPBELL, CAROLINE PERVIS, HARRET McRANY, and CATHERINE MCMILLON - brothers and sisters of the deceased. They ask that letters of administration be granted to DANIEL CAMPBELL. Dated January 15, 1849."
- Page 278 and 279:
”Bond: DANIEL CAMPBELL, DANIEL McRANIE, A. J. BLACKBURN are bound for $1000. Dated August 15, 1849. CAMPBELL and McRANIE are to administer the estate of ALEXANDER CAMPBELL."

Citing this Record:
"Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-30970-620-37?cc=2036959&wc=M7MF-86D:344536901,344536902 : accessed 01 Apr 2014), Marion > Wills 1836-1963 vol A-B > image 176 of 699 (pages 277-278).

Image 177
Image 177
The State of Mississippi}
Marion County} You, Daniel Campbell admin administrator of the Estate of Alexander Campbell deceased Late of Marion County do Solemnly Swear that you will will <sic> and truly perform your duties as administrator as aforesaid by first paying the debts and then the legatees as far as the goods and chattels and credits of the Testator extends and the law charge you and that you will make a perfect Inventory of all the Said good and chattels rights and Credits as also a just account when thru to required so help you God.
Sworn to & Subscribed}               Daniel Campbell
In open Court this}
15th day of January 1849.}

Citing this Record:
"Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-30970-371-4?cc=2036959&wc=M7MF-86D:344536901,344536902 : accessed 01 Apr 2014), Marion > Wills 1836-1963 vol A-B > image 177 of 699, Pages 279-280.

Image 190
Mississippi, Probate Records, 1781-1930 Marion Minutes1844-1857, p330, image 190,

21st July 1851 Term
Settlement of the estate:
In the matter of the Estate}
Alexander Campbell}     Daniel Campbell, administrator of the Estate of Alexander Campbell having this day filed his final account of Said administration and praying citation and publication be made according to law to To all the heirs and distributees to wit James McMillian right of his wife Catharine McMillian of the state of South Carolina, William Campbell, Caroline Purvis, Daniel McRaney in the right of his wife Harriet McRaney – state of Miss., Covington County To be and personally appear before the Probate Court of Marion County on the third Monday in September next then and there to show cause if any they can why said final account shall not be audited and allocated.

Mississippi Probate Records,1781-1930, Marion County, Minutes 1844-1857, page 330. "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch(
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-30967-12350-21?cc=2036959 : 21May 2014), Marion > Minutes 1844-1857 > image 190 of 608; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.

Caroline Campbell, b. 30 Jan 1810, daughter of Duncan N. Campbell and his wife Mary married George Purvis Jr.,  b. abt 1805. 

Gorge and Caroline were married about 1830. The couple had two daughters before his untimely death sometime before 20 June 1836.

Orphan Court Probate, Film 1673597, Index to Probate Minutes Book 3 pages 24, Jun 20, 1836 " Estate of G Pervis dec’d - Caroline Purvis administratrix (gave $1000 security) also ordered by court Duncan H. Campbell, Malcom McRaney & Moses McClure appraisers of the estate." (Wilcox County)

The parents of George Purvis, Jr are unknown. However, it is my opinion that he is related to the James F. and Gilbert Purvis families that migrated from Chesterfield County, SC to Alabama and Mississippi.









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[1] . C. Amaden, http://amaden.com/blog1/; LDS FHL Film #1673824 
[2] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-30967-12390-53?cc=2036959 : 21 May 2014), Marion > Minutes 1844-1857 > image 142 of 608; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.
[3] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-30967-12604-44?cc=2036959 : 21 May 2014), Marion > Minutes 1844-1857 > image 134 of 608; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.
[4] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-30967-12785-14?cc=2036959 : 21 May 2014), Marion > Minutes 1844-1857 > image 133 of 608; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.
[5] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-30967-12160-30?cc=2036959 : 21 May 2014), Marion > Minutes 1844-1857 > image 132 of 608; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.
[6] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-30967-12508-51?cc=2036959 : 21 May 2014), Marion > Minutes 1844-1857 > image 129 of 608; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.
[7] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-30967-12117-31?cc=2036959 : 21 May 2014), Marion > Minutes 1844-1857 > image 128 of 608; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.
[8] "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-30967-11836-41?cc=2036959 : 21 May 2014), Marion > Minutes 1844-1857 > image 195 of 608; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.
[9] My thanks to C. Amaden for his contributions to this posting.





Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sunday’s Obituary~Farquher Tucker


Farquher Tucker
b. 29 June 1914
d. 5 June 1967
bu. St. David's Cemetery
Parents: Hampton Pierce Tucker and Sallie A. McQuage
Spouse: Frances Hale Sellers
Children: daughter, Sallie Tucker
sons, Hampton Mac Tucker
and Timothy F. Tucker

Farquher Tucker, age 52, was a lifelong resident of Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He served his country honorably in World War II and the Korean Conflict. His obituary was published in The State, June 7, 1967, Page: 7-B, Column 4.

 Farquher Tucker's wife, Frances Hale Sellers, is my 2nd Cousin once removed.







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[1] Farquher Tucker obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 7 June 1967, Page: 21/7-B, Column 4.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

It’s Family Time~Miss Cora Lee Deese

It's Family Time
Cora Lee Deese was born 18 August 1895 in Morven, Anson County. She was the second born child of John Calvin Deese and his second wife, Sarah Frances Gathings.

John Calvin’s first wife had passed away due to complications related to childbirth leaving him with 4 small children, all girls. The baby died a year later on the same day that her mother passed away.

Cora Lee remained unmarried throughout her lifetime. When I was a young teenager Aunt Cora and Aunt Lizzie lived on the road between Lilesville and it’s intersection with Highway 145 at the Paul Digg’s Store.  We often visited with the two sitting around drinking a cold glass of ice tea before we continued home.    

Aunt Cora, age 72, died on 16 April 1968 and was buried in the Morven Cemetery. Her death left Aunt Lizzie all alone on the olde  homestead and it was about this time that she went to live with her daughter and son-in-law in Alabama.

Cora Lee Deese is my GrandMother’s paternal half-sister. To me she was Aunt Cora.







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1. 1900 US Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #8, Page 152A; Line 26, Dwelling 52, Family 52, Household of Calvin DEES; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
2. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0011, Page 165B; Line 89, Dwelling 208, Family 217, Household of John C. DEES; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 14 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
3. 1920 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #13, Page 194A; Line 26, Dwelling 148, Family 148, Household of John C. DEES; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 14 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T625, Roll: 1283.
4. 1930 US Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 18, Page: 4B & 5A/25B & 26A; Line 100, Dwelling 82, Family 83, Household of Calvin J. DEESE; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626, Roll 1672.
5. Cora Lee Deese, death certificate #13852 (16 April 1968), NC State Archives., North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 January 2014); Memorial page for Cora Deese; (18 August 1895–16 April 1968); Find a Grave memorial # 38280100, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
7. Social Security Administration, Ancestry database, Ancestry, (http://www.ancestry.com : <viewed|accessed> 3 May 2012), Cora Lee Deese, 246-01-3249, before 1951 derived from U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File,database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, 24 July 2011).
8. Miss Cora Lee Deese obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 18 April 1968, page.






Monday, April 3, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~The Land of My Great Grandfather~John Calvin Deese


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 The Land of my Great Grandfather~John Calvin Deese.


My Great grandfather John Calvin Deese was twice married and had a family of six daughters by the time he bought his first tract of land in 1903. This Land Deed is for that tract of land consisting of Seventy-seven (77) acres.

Deed Book 36, page 460Deed Book 36, page 461

James Calvin Cox to J. C. Dees

The State of North Carolina}
Anson County} This indenture made the 2nd day of January 1903 between James C. Cox and wife Julia Ann Cox of the County and State aforesaid of the one part and J. C. Dees of the said County and State of the other part. Witnesseth for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred Dollars to us in hand paid by the said J. C. Dees the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by then the said James C. Cox & wife Julia Ann Cox do by these presents give grant bargain and sell alien and convey unto the said J. C. Dees all that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Anson on the South side of big Jones Creek Beginning at a Black gum on Caples branch runs No. 38 degrees East 22 chains –Stake thence East 14 chains Stake on short branch North 17 ½ degrees West 26 chains Stake at Jones Creek – Thence up said creek various courses 24 chains mouth of Caple branch Thence, up said branch various courses 25 chains 38 links …. at Beginning containing Seventy-Seven (77) acres more or less.
To have and to hold the said premises with all the building improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said J. C. Dees his heirs and assigns forever and the the <sic> said James C. Cox and wife Julia Ann Cox doth bind then selves and their heirs the title to the described premises to warrant forever defend to the said J. C. Dees his heirs and assigns against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever.
In testimony whereof the said James C. Cox and Julia Ann Cox wife in token of the relinquishment of her right of dower in the said land have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date above mentioned.                                                                      
Witness: J. A. Niven                                                    J. C. Cox {seal}     
                                                                                  J. A. Cox {seal}

North Carolina}
Anson County} I, J. A Niven a JP do hereby certify that J. C. Cox and Julia A. Cox his wife personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the due execution of the annexed deed of conveyance and the said Julia A. Cox being by me privately examined separate and apart from her said husband touching her voluntary execution of the said oath State that she signed the freely and voluntarily without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person and that she doth still voluntarily assent thereto.
Witness my hand and private seal this 28th day of January 1903.
                                                                           J. A. Niven, J. P. {seal}

North Carolina}
Anson County} The foregoing certificate of J. A Niven Justice of the Peace in and for Anson County is adjudged to be correct and in due form. Let the deed of Conveyance and the certificate be registered.
This 3rd day of February 1903.
                                                                             Thomas C. Robinson
                                                                             Clerk of the Superior Court
February 3rd 1903 at 10 o’clock, A. M.
Then the foregoing deed with the certificate came in to my hands and were duly registered in Deed Book 36, page 460 &c.                      C. C. Moore
                                                           Regt. of Deeds




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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 36,: pages 460 & 461, James Calvin Cox to J. C. Dees; 2 January 1903, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.


















Sunday, April 2, 2017

Marriage~Henry Odom and Mollie Hancock



Odom-Hancock Marriage

Odom-Hancock

The friends of Miss Mollie Hancock and Mr. Henry Odom were taken completely by surprise when this popular young couple were married last Sunday evening at 5:30 o’clock. The wedding took place at the home of Mr. Charlie Clanton’s, the Rev. J. D. Purvis officiating. The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. Wesley Hancock. The groom is a progressive young farmer of this community. They both were born and reared in the White Oaks section, but Mr. Odom has made this section his home for the past year. We welcome the happy young couple to our community and hope for them all good luck and a long and happy life together.
 
 
 
 
 
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[1] Odom-Hancock Marriage, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, South Carolina, 29 August 1918, page 1.






Thursday, March 30, 2017

Family Folklore~Separating Facts From Fiction!


My paternal line goes back to a Frederick Rivers, b. bef 1754 and died aft 1820, said to be the son of William Rivers and Temple Dempsey.

No document has been found in my 40 plus years of research that names the parents of Frederick Rivers or the name of his wife. 

Folklore is that William Rivers and Temple Dempsey were the parents of Frederick. This has not been proven. In fact not a single document has been produced for the era (pre-1800) by anyone with the name Temple Dempsey or Temple Rivers mentioned within the document.

In early 2000 this folklore gained some legs when someone published a note on the internet claiming that William Rivers baptism date of 30 November 1718 is recorded in Droxford, Hampshire, England and claimed that Temple Dempsey was from the nearby village of Bramshot, 20 miles away. It also stated that Temple Dempsey was born in 1720.

Most of the above data came from a LDS Church IGI Extraction.

There was a William RIVERS, christened 30 November 1718, Droxford, Hampshire
Father WILLIAM
( Source IGI, Extracted)
Siblings;
THOMAS, 23 November 1712
JOHN, 17 December 1709
WILLIAM, 27 December 1710 ( may have died and other William born c 1718)

But, there is no proof that he migrated to America and that he is the Father of Frederick Rivers.
As a result of all this misinformation I wrote the Hampshire Record Office asking for confirmations. Letter posted here:
Droxford Letters













The Hampshire Records Office replied that the only William Rivers marriage occurred on:

20 May 1730 William Rivers and Mary Dunce married by banns

Hampshire England Rivers Letter

At the time of this writing, no one has found a single document that supports the claim that William Rivers and Temple Dempsey are the parents of Frederick Rivers.

No one can prove who Frederick Rivers married. No documents has been found that names his wife.
There was a William Rivers that served in the Cherokee War under Col. George Gabriel Powell whose men were mainly from Cheraw and Georgetown Districts of old Craven County. But, there is no proof connecting this man to Frederick Rivers or the Rivers Family. 

Rivers-Capt. Lide s Payroll-page-001 (1)













The search continues to determine who Frederick Rivers married and who his parents were.  If you have source documents relative to the marriage and parentage of  Frederick Rivers I would love to see your data and discuss the issue with you.










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folk·lore; the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth.
1. synonyms:
mythology, lore, oral history, tradition, folk tradition;




Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wordless Wednesday~Iverson Monroe Ellzey Family


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Nancy Jane Brock wife of  Iverson Monroe Ellzey is my 3rd Cousin 3 times removed.




















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[1] Photo Courtesy of www.DeadFred.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Anson County, NC Land Deed between Andrew W. Sellers & wife to Andrew J. Addams.

 
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 Anson County, NC Land Deed between Andrew W. Sellers & wife to Andrew J. Addams.1

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I have said it before and will say it again – If you are not including Land Deeds in your Research process you are omitting a valuable resource. At the end of this deed I will summarize the genealogical data gleamed from this land deed.

DEED BOOK 20, page 288
DEED BOOK 20, page 289
Page 288
Andrew W. Sellers & wife to Andrew J. AddamsThis indenture made and entered into this the 11th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and seventy-seven between Andrew W. Sellers & wife Catherine C. Sellers of the State of North Carolina Anson County of the first part and Andrew J. Addams of the County of Chesterfield and the State of South Carolina of the second part  witnesseth, that for and in consideration of Three hundred & thirty five dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged the said parties of the first part have this day bargained sold Conveyed and Confirmed and by these presents do hereby bargain sell convey& confirm unto the said partied of the second part his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land lying & being in the County of Anson and State of North Carolina on the waters of Jimmies Creek adjoining the dower lands of France Wallace, the lands of Oliver H. Campbell the lands of J. P. Ratliff’s Estate known as the Johnson land & others it being the lots of land allocated to A. Hamer and wife Martha Hamer & to Catherine Wallace heirs at law of the late Jesse Wallace dec’d—the first named being lot No. 1 in the division of said lands and lot No. 2 allocated to Catherine Wallace now Catherine Sellers the two containing Ninety Acres – forty five acres each by reference to the Report of the Commissioners appointed by the County Court of Anson County to lay off and allot said lands will fully show To have and to hold the said lands & premises to him the said Andrew J. Adams  his heirs Executors Administrators and assigns together with all and singular the waters ways minor minerals hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and we the said Andrew W. Sellers and wife Catherine C. Sellers do for ourselves our heirs executors and Admin’s  Covenant and agree to warrant and forever defend the right and tittle to the aforesaid lands and premises to the said Andrew J. Adams his heirs and assigns and free from any and all encumbrances whatsoever. In witness whereof we the said Andrew W.Sellers & wife Catherine C. Sellers have hereunto set out hands & seals the Eleventh day of December A. D. 1877.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of       A. W. Sellers
                                                                              C. P. Sellers

North Carolina}
Anson County} I, Thomas J. Hardison, a Justice of the Peace for Anson (page 289) County do hereby certify that on the 11th day of December 1877 personally came before me Andrew W. Sellers and Catherine C. Sellers his wife and acknowledged the execution of the foregoing Deed of Conveyance and the said Catherine C. Sellers being by me privately examined separate and apart from her said husband says that she signed the same freely,  voluntarily without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person and that she still assents thereto. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 11th Dec. 1877.                             Tho’s J. Hardison, J. P. {seal}

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} The foregoing certificate of Thomas J. Hardison a Justice of the Peace of Anson County is adjudged to be correct. Let the deed with the certificates be registered. Witness my hand and Seal of Office at Office in Wadesboro this the 15th day of December A. D. 1877.
                                               John C. McLauchlin, C. S. C.
January 11th day 1878 Then the foregoing Deed came into my hands and was duly registered.   
                                               P .J. Coppedge
                                               Register of Deeds


First, the land deed is between Andrew W. Sellers and his wife; so who is his wife?
The land deed says his wife is Catherine C or P. Sellers. But it also says that she is Catherine Wallace and that she is an heir of Jesse Wallace (her father).

“lot No. 2 allocated to Catherine Wallace now Catherine Sellers”
“lots of land allocated to A. Hamer and wife Martha Hamer and to Catherine Wallace heirs at law of the late Jesse Wallace”

This line also says that Catherine Wallace Sellers sister Martha married A. Hamer. 
Just for the record Catherine middle name is “Pinkney”. I don’t know where the “C” came from unless it was a misunderstanding. 

Martha Hamer and Catherine Sellers are half-sisters.

Andrew Washington Sellers is my Great Grand Uncle and Catherine, by marriage, is my Great Grand Aunt.

















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[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: Deed Book 20, pages 288-289, Andrew W. Sellers & wife to Andrew J. Addams; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
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