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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.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday’s Obituary~Mrs. Mary A. Purvis Johnson


Mary Angeline Purvis was the daughter of John Jackson Purvis and Henrietta Welsh. She was the second born of 10 children with 2 brothers and 7 sisters.

Mary Angeline Purvis was born on 11 March 1871. She married Griffeth Johnson  who passed away 4 short years later. They had one child, a daughter, born October 1897. Since Griffeth is not listed with Mary Angeline and her daughter in the 1900 Census it is believed that Griffeth Johnson passed away prior to 1900.
 Mrs. Mary Johnson Obit.
Mrs. Mary Johnson
Mrs. Mary Johnson, of near Ruby, died last Wednesday and was buried Thursday at Cross Roads cemetery. The Rev. A. B. Smith conducted the funeral service.
Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Purvis, both of whom died some years ago. She married Mr. Griffeth Johnson of Hartsville, S. C. , and after 4 years of companionship Mr. Johnson died leaving her with one child. She then made her home with her brother Rev. J. D. Purvis, of Ruby, where she stayed until her death.
Mrs. Johnson was 47 years of age and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. She joined the church in early life, and had lived a consistent Christian life ever since and was always faithful to her Christian duties. She leaves one daughter, seven sisters and two brothers and a host of friends to mourn her death.

 
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[1] MARY JOHNSON obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 4 March 1918, Image/page 1.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 November 2015); Memorial page for Mary Purvis Johnson; (16 March 1871–6 March 1918); Find a Grave memorial # 38095398, Citing Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery; Ruby, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.






Saturday, February 25, 2017

It’s Family Time~John H. and Sarah Sellers Eddins


It's Family Time
The 1870 census for Cabarrus County, North Carolina shows Sarah Sellers Eddins, age 32, as the spouse of John H. Eddins.

Sarah and John’s first born a daughter named Susan was born in 1861 so John and Sarah were most likely married sometime after the census was taken in 1860. At the time of the census enumeration in July of 1860, John H. Eddins, was a single man in the household of his parents, John Riley Eddins and Mary Sarah Martin.

John enlisted into the Civil War on 22 July 1861 with Company I, North Carolina 7th Infantry Regiment. With the birth of their first child in 1861, John and Sarah were already married when John left home for the War. 
John and Sarah Sellers Eddins had 5 children before his untimely death which occurred sometime around July 1872 at the age of 36. 

Their children were:
i. Susan E. Eddins was born about 1861 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
ii. William Edward Eddins, born 19 Feb 1866, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; married Mary Griggs; died 27 Dec 1941.
iii. Edward Rainey "Dock" Eddins, born 28 Sep 1866, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; married Sarah F. Griggs; married Patsy Short; died 9 Oct 1953, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
iv.  John F. Eddins was born about Jan 1870 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. He died before 1880.

Civil records related to John H. Eddins and Sarah Sellers are very limited. I have found no records of their death and only Census and Civil war records related to John’s age. He was 36 when he enlisted on 22 July 1861, making his birth year to be 1825. But, in the 1850 census he was listed as age 20. Sarah's age also varied considerably in the census sometimes only aging 5 years in a 10 year period.  

Sarah Sellers Eddins is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt.










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1. 1870 Census, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, population schedule, Township 3, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, Page: 484A (stamped); Line 26, Dwelling 114, Family 112, Household of John H. EDDINGS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 1126.
2. 1880 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledges, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 003, Page: 363B (stamped); Line 5, Dwelling 49, Family 49, Household of Sarah EDINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-951.
3. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 January 2012); Memorial page for Sarah Sellers Eddins; (1838-aft 1880); Find a Grave memorial # 32925775, Citing New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery; Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
4. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 5 June 2014), entry for JOHN H. EDDINS, Private; Company I, North Carolina 7th Infantry Regiment; Confederate.









Friday, February 24, 2017

Petition for Guardianship~Jonah A. Teator, Ransom A. Teator, James L. Teator and George W. Teator


In late 1857 to early 1858, sometime before 20 May 1858  Martin A. Teeter died. Martin was a single parent with 8 children; 4 of them under the age of twenty-one until he remarried on 20 April 1856. 
Martin had lost his first wife back on 30 September 1853 with the birth of his eight child a son named George Washington Teeter.

In Court on 20 May 1858, Brice McIver a Uncle of the minor children - Jonah A. Teator, Ransom A. Teator, James L. Teator and George W. Teator – petition the Court for the Guardianship of the minor children.

Mary Ann ‘Polly’ Petray was the wife of Brice McEver. She was also a sister to Sarah Jane ‘Sallie’ Petray Teeter the mother of the four minor children.

Tragically, the children Uncle, Brice McEver, died of pneumonia in December 1860. Mary Ann continued to care for the children until they left home.

Petray Guardianship, Pope Co., Ark
Transcription:
State of Arkansas}
County of Pope} In the Probate Court of Pope County, May 20th 1858 before the Clerk thereof in vacation.
Brice McEver, Ex Parte
To} Petition for Guardian for
Jonah A. Teeter et all
At this day comes Brice McEver, and files his petition, the object and prayer of which are for the appointment of a guardian for Jonah A. Teator, Ransom A. Teator, James L. Teator and George W. Teator children of Martin A. Teator dec. And it appearing to the County, that said minors are without father or mother, or any other person legally authorize to support, protect and control them, that they have no means of subsistence, and it also appearing that said petitioner is the uncle to said minors, and that it is necessary a guardian should be appointed said minors. It is order that said Brice McEver be and he is hereby appointed guardian for said minors, the said McEver having filed his bond, as required by law.
                                                                                            Roof H. Harrell, Clk.

State of Arkansas}
County of Pope}
In the Pope Probate Court, in vacation, before the clerk thereof May 29th 1858.

Martin A. Teeter is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.

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[1] "Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99W3-2Q76?cc=2061549&wc=M7QZ-SP8%3A353223101%2C353240401 : 22 May 2014), Pope > image 573 of 719; county courthouses, Arkansas.









Thursday, February 23, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage, George S. Fagan and Catherine Rivers


George Fagan
George Fagan-Catherine Rivers Marriage
Transcription:
THE STATE OF ALABAMA,} To any of the State Judges, or to any Ordained Minister of the Gospel,
515 CHOCTAW COUNTY.} or to any Justice of the Peace of said County—Greetings:
Know Ye, That you are hereby authorized and Licensed to join together in the bonds of Matrimony Geo. Fagan, Sr. with Mrs. Catherine Rivers
Given under my hand, this 2nd day of September 1879.
                                                                     B. H. Warren, Probate Judge


THE STATE OF ALABAMA,}
CHOCTAW COUNTY.} To the Judge of Probate of said County:
I Hereby Certify, That I this day solemnized the rites of Matrimony between Mr. George Fagan Sr. and Mrs. Catherine Rivers who are within named, at Jasper Dryman do in said County.
Witness my hand this, the 8th day of September 1879.
G. W. Fagan, L. D.
Recorded this 15th day of October 1879.
                                                                 B. H. Warren, Judge of Probate

Irena Catherine Hancock married Mark S. Rivers in February 1840, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Shortly after their marriage, Mark and Catherine migrated to  Jones County, Mississippi to join with his sisters  Ameilia  and Elizabeth and their husbands Moses Holyfield and John Dryman.
Jones County, Mississippi Court records shows that Mark and Catherine were divorced on 19 Apr 1859. yet, in 1860, Mark and Catherine were found in the Censuses still living together in the same house.

1860 CENSUS: Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi; Roll: M653_584; Image: 127; Family History Library Film: 803584, 17 Oct 1860, Page 705, Line 11; Dwelling 304, Family 304; Mark RIVERS, age 52, Farmer, born in SC (1808); Arena C. RIVERS, age 46, born in SC (1814); J. H. DRIMAN, age 17, born in MS (1843).

Then on  5 Jan 1868 we find the apprenticeship of  Milly Holifield, aged twelve years; Ransom Holifield aged ten years and Miles Holifield aged eight years to Mark Rivers and his wife Catherine.

January the 5th 1868
The state of Ala Chtaw County
To all hoom [whom] this may concern wee the Signed have bound ourselves to Mark Rivers and his wife Catherine Rivers two of our children Elie and Miley until thay ar [they are] 21 years of age the sade [said] Rivers and his wife Dus [does] agree to furnish the children clothing and provishion [provisions] and 12 month scooling [schooling] and the Sade [Said] Rivers and his Wife Dus [does] further agree when the children is free to give then a starte as same as if tha [they] was than [their] on childring [children]. [Spelling kept as found in Court Records].

Then in 1870, just 2 short years later, we find this entry in the Census whom I believe is Mark/Martin Rivers but no Catherine in the household.

1870 CENSUS: Township 10, Choctaw, Alabama; Roll: M593_7;  Image: 363;  Family History Library Film: 545506; Page: 412B; Line 27, Dwelling 162, Family 163; Martin RIVERS, age 60, born in NC; Amanda RIVERS, age 47, born in NC; S. HOLIFIELD, Female, age 19, born in Mississippi; M. [Mary C.] HOLIFIELD, Female, age 13, born in Mississippi; Robt. HOLIFIELD, Male, age 10, born in Mississippi and Monroe HOLIFIELD, Male, age 08, born in Mississippi; three houses away Page: 413A; Line 1, Dwelling 165, Family 166; we find Jno. [Jasper] DRYMAN, age 25, born in Mississippi; Laura DRYMAN, age 22, born in Mississippi; John DRYMAN, age 4, born in Alabama; Eliza DRYMAN, age 4, born in Alabama and James DRYMAN, age 5/12, born in Alabama.

The next surprise was the marriage above of Catherine Rivers to George S. Fagan on 08 Sep 1879 in Choctaw County, Alabama. 

Mark and Catherine were divorced in April 1859; but, it obvious from available records that they remained friends and cohabitated up until January 1868.


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[1] Choctaw County, Alabama, Marriage Licensee, Book 1, Page 263, FHL Film #1788198, George S Fagan and Catherine Rivers, 8 September 1879; Probate Court, Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama.













Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~James Lawson Teeter


James Teeter

b. Jun. 15, 1850

d. Jan. 23, 1900

bu. Pisgah Cemetery

Polk Co., Arkansas

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Tombstone Photo Courtesy of FAG Contributor#47207326

James Lawson Teeter was born in Pope County Arkansas, a son of Martin A. Teeter and his wife b. Sarah Jane “Sallie’ Petray. His parents had migrated from Cabarrus County, North Carolina between 1838 and 1843.

James Lawson married Sarah Ellen Brooks on 7 July 1870 in Pope County, Arkansas.  To this union were born 10 children; eight sons and two daughter. Their youngest son, died as an infant in January 1894.

James Lawson Teeter is my 2nd 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 3 February 2017); Memorial page for James Lawson Teeter; (15 June 1850–23 January 1900); Find a Grave memorial # 70339020, Citing Pisgah Cemetery; Pottsville, Pope County, Arkansas, USA.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~1809 Land Deed Between Valentine Brock and Jane McKay


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


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


Today’s subject is a 1809 Land Deed Between Valentine Brock and Jane McKay.



VALENTINE BROCK TO JANE MCKAY

THIS INDENTURE made the 24th day of October in the year of our Lord 1809. Between Valentine Brock of Anson County and the State of North Carolina of the one part and Jane McKay of the County and State aforesd. Of the other part WITNESSTH that for and in consideration of the sum of Four hundred dollars paid the Rec’t whereof is hereby acknowledged hath Given Granted Bargained sold conveyed and confirmed and by these presents doth Give Grant Bargain sell convey and confirm unto her the said Jane McKay and her present heirs and assigns forever all that piece or parcel of land Lying and being in the County and State aforesd. And bounded as follows(Viz.) Beginning in the line of John Akins Sen. on the south side of old Mill Creek and Runing with the said line So. 28 Wt. to a black oak sd. Adkins’s 2nd corner in the flat Ground of said Creek then So. 62 Et. 212 poles down the Creek to a pine then No. 28 Et. With sd. Akins’s line to the Creek bank then up the said Creek with it meandering courses to the first station or beginning Including the plantation whereon Farqd. McRae formerly lived Containing one hundred acres [100] of Land more or less, Also another tract Beginning on a double white oak & 2 red oaks in the fork of a Branch in or near his own line and Runs So. 35 Wt. 30 chins to two hickories corner then with his other line So. 55 Wt. 10 chains to a stake by 3 pines pointers in the Edge of a Branch then So. 30 Wt. 10 chains to a stake then so. 54 Et. 20 chains to a stake then No. 30 Et. 40 chains to a stake thence a direct line to the Beginning containing fifty [50] acres of Land as doth appear by pattent <sic> granted to Farquhard McRae on the sd. South side of the creek Reference being had may appear TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said land and premises and the appurtenances together with the Reversion and Reversions remainder & remainders Rents Issues and profits thereof unto her the said Jane McKay and her present heirs and assigns forever and the said valentine Brock himself his heirs doth covenant and agree to warrant and defend the aforesd. Land and premises unto her the said Jane McKay and her present heirs and assigns forever against the claims and Demands of al persons whatsoever. In Witness whereof the sd. Valentine Brock hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed, Sealed and delivered
In presence of
Jno. King                                                             Valentine (X his Mark) Brock {Seal}
Neill McLaurin
No. Carolina
Anson County April Sessions 1810.
Then the within deed was proved in open Court and ordered to be Registered.
Tod Robinson Clk.


Sometime finding these small snippets of known ancestors can be very frustrating. There is no doubt that this Valentine Brock is my ancestor. The problem becomes - Where does he belong or place in the Brock lineage.

This Land Deed and 3 other small snippets clearly places a Valentine Brock in both Anson County, NC and Chesterfield County, SC in the early 1800’s.

January 22, 1817, Benjamin Blakeney, Sheriff, $7000 lawful money given as bond by Benjamin Blakeney, John Craig, Haywood Tood, Valentine Brock, Peter May, Henry Jackson, William Land and Peter L. Robeson, Benjamin Blakeney, elected Sheriff in the presence of Hugh Craig, Alfred Blakeney; Commr. January 24, 1817 Erasmus Powe, William Ellerbe, and Allen Chapman approved sureties, recorded in Miscellaneous Records Book C, page 314-­315.

February 3, 1819, Edward Mulloy, Sheriff, $7000 lawful money given as bond by Edward Mulloy, Edward Burch, Haywood Tood, Valentine Brock, Lewis Boatwright, John Craig, and David Crawford, in the presence of John Chapman, Hugh Craig; Commr. William Ellerbe, Erasmus Powe, and Allen Chapman approved sureties February 3, 1819, bond certified by J.G. Brown, Secretary of State, recorded in Miscellaneous Records Book D, page 84­-85.

June 09, 1819, Edward Mulloy, Sheriff, $7000 lawful money given as bond by Edward Mulloy, Edward Burch, Haywood Todd, Valentine Brock, David Crawford, Lewis Boatwright and John Craig, in the presence of John Chapman, Hugh Craig; Commr. Erasmus Powe, W. Ellerbe and Allen Chapman approved sureties June 11,

This is either Valentine Jr., b. abt 1756 Son of Valentine Brock, Sr. also known as Valentine the Immigrant. This Valentine Brock can be found in the 1800-1810 and 1820 Census for Chesterfield County, SC.

Then there’s Valentine b. bef 1775 who is the son of the above Valentine Brock, Jr. This Valentine (III) married Elizabeth Lundy about 1807 and moved to Henry County, Georgia. 

If you have any information about any of the Valentine Brock’s mentioned within this web blog, please contact me through this blog by leaving comments or locate my e-mail in the right column and write me a message.




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[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: N, page 232, VALENTINE BROCK TO JANE McKAY; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.










Saturday, February 18, 2017

Possible Record Matches in Purvis-Johns Family Tree~Charles Dorr/Dry

Received an e-mail today stating that I have 5 new hints available for my on-line tree. Three of these hints were photo hints relating to my Dry ancestors.

To my surprise one hint was a photo from page 5 of the Rowan County, NC estate file for Christoph[er] Rintelmann dated 1779.  My thanks goes out to A. Vint who found this document. I have displayed this document in 2 parts; the heading is on page 4 and Charles Dorr, my 5th Great Grandfather is listed on page 5 of 13.  I’m not fluent in German so accept my apologies for not translating the document.
Rintelmann, Image 4 of 13
Image 4 of 13 of Probate File

Charles Dorr2
Image 5 of 13 of Probate File
The second line on Image 2 is the listing for Charles Dorr.

This places Charles Dorr in Rowan County, NC in the year 1779 and at that time still using the German spelling of his surname. Sometime after this date the surname was anglicized from the German Dorr to Dry.





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[1] "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GPGL-9TNF?cc=1911121&wc=Q6WB-GBC%3A184173301%2C183381101%2C197507501 : 20 November 2015), Rowan County > R > image 1 of 13; State Archives, Raleigh.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Chesterfield County, SC Master’s Sale


Hattie M. Boan

MASTER'S SALE.


State of South Carolina,
County of Chesterfield.
Pursuant to a decree heretofore granted in the case of H. J. Sellers & Company vs. Hattie M. Boan, et al., [1] will offer for sale before the Court House door at Chesterfield, S. C., on the first Monday in April, same being the 5th between the legal hours of sale to the highest bidder for cash, the following described real estate, to wit:
All that certain, piece, parcel or tract, of land in Cole Hill township, Chesterfield County, S. C., containing, two hundred acres, more or less, bounded by lands of W. A. Odom, P. C Cassidy, P. D. W. McLean, Nancy Jones, W. K. Rogers, and possibly others; being known as the Levy Cassidy home place, and being now composed of two tracts of 120 acres, more or less, around the Levy Cassidy home place, and 80 acres, more or less, around the present home of Hattie M. Boan. The line separating the land into two tracts have been surveyed and located heretofore, reference being had to such surveyor's description will more fully appear.
The land will be sold in two separate tracts as above set out.
                                                                   P. A. MURRAY, Jr.,
                                                                   Master Chesterfield County.



Hattie M. Boan in this Court settlement is Hattie M. Goodale wife of John Washington Boan.

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What is a master’s sale? The Master-in-Equity is a judge who has the power to decide certain cases without a jury. A Master-in-Equity typically handles cases involving real estate, such as foreclosures, partitions, and contracts. <http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/>
[1] The Cheraw Chronicle, Cheraw, SC, April 1, 1915, Image/Page 5, Column 6.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~Delayed Birth Certificate~Charlton Rufus Sellers


There’s a very interesting database on Ancestry (paid site) containing Delayed Birth Record (1766-1900) and Birth Record for the City of Charleston, South Carolina, Birth Records, 1877-1901.

I have found birth records, such as the one below, for many of my ancestors born between 1880 and 1910 in this database.  Not all of these records are typed, many are hand written and some contains mistakes such as the one posted in this blog which I will be discussing later. On the other hand I found not only the birth date for Charlton but that his middle name was Rufus.

DBC-Charlton Rufus Sellers
The record (left) is for my 3rd Cousin twice removed. His full name was: Charlton Rufus Sellers
Born: 15 June 1896
Place: Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Parents: James Phillip Sellers and Eliza Tucker (Father’s name is WRONG)
Correction:
His Father was: James Preston Sellers and mother Mary Eliza Tucker.
W. C. Sellers the informant is William C. Sellers, Charlton’s older brother. In 1956, Charlton was 60 years old when application was made and it most likely was preparation work to secure his Social Security at retirement age. 



Charlton Rufus Sellers is my 3rd Cousin twice removed.




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[1] Ancestry database - "South Carolina, Delayed Birth Records, 1766-1900," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 14 February 2017), Charlton Rufus Sellers; South Carolina Department of Archives; Birth: 15 Jun 1896.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday~A Life Taken Before It’s Time


Cynthia Ellen Spease
b. 20 May 1934
d. 13 April 1963
bu. Society Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery

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Resting in GOD's Hands

Cynthia Ellen Spease, daughter of Clarence Carrigan Spease and Susan Roberta Toler.

Cynthia Ellen Spease is my 3rd Cousin.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~Probate Folder #241-William Alfred Rivers

 
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 Estate of William Alfred Rivers.

William Alfred Rivers
Estate Folder #241

URL: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N7QJ-R?cc=1911928&wc=MPPT-HZ9%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C190778401


William Alfred Rivers, born about 1828, was the son of William Rivers and his wife Elizabeth ‘Betsy” Rivers. In June 1851, he married Mary A. Brock, age 22, daughter of Squire H. Brock and Rachel Parker.

Mary A. Brock Rivers died with the birth of her child, a son, Squire James Rivers who did survive.

Being a farmer and caring for a small baby just wasn’t practical. In 1853, William Alfred Rivers married a young lady named Eliza Ann Turnage, age 23, daughter of William Turnage and Lavina Thompson.

By the start of the Civil War William and Eliza had 5 additional children; 4 daughters and a son.

I haven’t found a Civil War Record for William Alfred but an entry in “Broken Fortunes’ shows that – W. A. Rivers, Private, Palmetto Sharpshooters (P.S.S.) died on 17 August 1863 at Petersburg, Virginia. The fact that his estate was probated shortly after the war points to his death during the war or shortly thereafter.

Wm A. Rivers Estate

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
To Hugh Craig Sen. Esquire, Ordinary
The Petition of Mrs. Eliza A. Rivers
Shewth That William A. Rivers late of the District and State aforesaid, lately died intestate, having whilst he lived and at the time of his death divers goods and effect – Your petitioner therefore prays that letters of Administration of all and singular the said goods and effects be granted to her according to law.
Oct. 29th 1866                                                              s/Eliza A. Rivers





 
 
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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Family Search (https://www.familysearch.org/ : viewed 3 August 2011), Estate Folder #241,, "Wm. A. RIVERS, Probate Case #241," Images 342-353.
[2] Randolph W. Kirkland Jr., Broken Fortunes: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and State in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865 (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina, 1997), page 298.









Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday’s Obituary~Winnie Susanna Hendrick Rivers



Winnie Susanna Hendricks Rivers Obit.

Obituary

Mrs. Charley Rivers, of Teal’s Mill section, died last Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock.
Mrs. Rivers had suffered a stroke of paralysis on Friday, which was followed by a second stroke on Monday. She failed to rally from the second stroke and passed away on Tuesday.

This obituary was followed with one from her church family that ran in the June 22, 1916 edition of The Chesterfield Advertiser.
On May 16, 1916, at 5:30 PM the death angel visited the home of Mr. Charlie Rivers and removed from their midst a devoted wife and a loving mother (Winnie Susanna Hendrick Rivers). Two weeks before her death she suffered a stroke of paralysis in Macedonia church of which she was a member. She was converted and joined Elizabeth Baptist Church at 13 years of age. She was a Miss Hendrick before she married to Mr. Charlie Rivers, at the age of 20 years. To this union nine children were born of whom all are living, as follows: Mrs. H. G. McBride, Messrs. Carl, Frank, Walter, Roy, John, Harley and Misses. Bertha and Rillie Rivers. She was loved by all who knew her. Her life was one worthy of imitation, one of noble character. She was a devoted Christian and loyal to her church and to God, always doing what she thought would please her Maker. She died at 48 years of age and was laid to rest in Hopewell cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.D. Harrelson, of Marion county. (Resolved....) Written by her church.








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[1] [The Chesterfield Advertiser, 18 May 1916, Image 4/page 4, Column 4.]“

[2] James C. Pigg, Obituaries from the Chesterfield Advertiser 1892-1926; Self-Published, 2001. Obituary of Winnie Susanna Hendrick Rivers;The Chesterfield Advertiser,22 June 1916, page 2, column 5, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

It’s Family Time~John H. Brock Family

It's Family Time

John H. Brock was born on 26 Nov 1883, a son of William T. ‘Bill’ Brock and Martha J. Parker. He was their first born thus the oldest of seven children; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. At the age of 26, John married 17 years old Estella M. Brock, daughter of  Samuel Stonewall Jackson Brock and Laura Cornelius Teal.

Before John’s untimely death at the age of 36 he and Estella would have three children of which only one son survived.

John died on 17 May 1920; Estella remarried to a young man named Edwin Eddins She, Edwin and her son Loyd can be  found living in Manning, Dillon County, South Carolina in the 1930 census.

John H. Brock is buried in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

John H. Brock is my 1st Cousin twice removed. 






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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 June 2014); Memorial page for John H. Brock; (16 November 1883–17 May 1920); Find a Grave memorial # 32096757, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
2. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page: 9B/93 (stamped); Line 58, Dwelling 166, Family 171, Household of William T. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 June 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page 9A/135 (stamped); Line 44, Dwelling 152, Family 152, Household of William T. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 June 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
4. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 40, Page: 14B/170(stamped);.Line 91, Dwelling 260, Family 268, Household of John H. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.

5. John H Brock, death certificate 009256 (17 May 1920), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Dempsey J. Huneycutt~In Bankruptcy, 1868



Dempsey J. Honeycutt Bankruptcy.

NOTICE OF BANKRUPTCY

DISTRICT COURT OF THE}
UNITED STATES} In Bankruptcy
For the Cape fear District of }
North Carolina}
In the matter of Dempsey J. Huneycut, &
Bankrupt—ss
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT ON the 13th day of April, A. D. 1868, a warrant in Bankruptcy was issued out of the District Court of the United States for the Cape fear District of North Carolina, against the estates of D. J. HUNEYCUTT, of Winchester, Union County, and State of North Carolina , who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition; that the payment of any debts, and delivery of any property belonging to such bankrupt, to him for his use, and the transfer of any property by him are forbidden by law; that a meeting of the creditors of the said Bankrupt to prove their debts, and to choose one or more assignees of his estate, will be held at a Court of bankruptcy, to be holden at Charlotte, North Carolina, before A. W. Shaffer, Esq., Register in Bankruptcy for said District on the 6th day of May, A. D. 1868, at 10 o’clock, A. M.
                                               DANIEL R. GOODLOE,
                                               U. S. Marshal as Messenger.
E. B. FULLINGS                   U.S. Deputy Marshal.
April 15, 1868                        144-1aw3wpd.
 

In my genealogical database I have four Dempsey Huneycutt of which two carries the middle initial of “J” in their name. The first Dempsey J. Huneycutt was born in 1832 and was killed in 1853. The second, is Dempsey J. Huneycutt, born 1813, son of Dempsey Huneycutt and his wife Barbary.

This Dempsey J. was married to Tabitha Helms and died 25 December 1876.
The above 1868 Bankruptcy notice contains this statement “who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition.” This statement leaves me to believe that Dempsey J. Huneycutt petition the courts himself for this bankruptcy action. Dempsey with Tabitha is the only Dempsey found during this time period.  

Dempsey J. Huneycutt married Tabitha Helms on 3 September 1835.  They had eleven children. Tabitha Huneycutt died in November 1875 and Dempsey J. died in December 1876.






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[1] Source: The Daily Standard, Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday, April, 18, 1868, page 4,  Courtesy of Julie Hampton. 















Thursday, February 9, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~1856 Marriage Bond-[John] Martin Dry and Mary Jane McCullums


Martin Dry and Mary Jane McCullums were married on 11 September 1856 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
Mary Jane McCullums
Martin Dry Marriage
Marriage Bond Index, page 59

Martin, son of Peter Dry and Hettie Elizabeth A. Teter was born 22 May 1820 making him 36 years old when he married Mary Jane McCullums, age 20, on that May day in 1856. The parents of Mary Jane McCullums are not known at this time. 

John Martin and Mary Ann would raise a family of 4 children (two sons and two daughters) that lived to adulthood. One son died young.



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[1] Cabarrus County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds Index, 1741-1868, Volume 1, page 59.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Amanuensis Monday~1855 Limited Partnership


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

His definition of Amanuensis is:

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

Today’s subject is a 1855 Limited Partnership to Transport Goods between Cheraw, Georgetown and Charleston, SC on the Pee Dee River.

Limited Partnership
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA – CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT

This is to certify that the undersigned have formed a LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, under the name or firm of NEHIMIAH T. LILES.
That the general nature of this business intended to be transacted is THE TRANSPORTATION OF MERCHANDIZE AND THE PRODUCTS OF THE SOIL, within the State and particularly between the City of Charleston and the Towns of Georgetown and Cheraw, and the landings intermediate in the STEAMER CHESTERFIELD AND LIGHTERS.
That NEHIMIAH T. LILES, resident in said state and District aforesaid, is the general Partner.
That WM. GODFREY, JOHN C. PERVIS, DANIEL A. HORN, NATHAN D. STRICKLAN, ARCH’L. MALLOY, DUNCAN MALLOY, JOHN D. PICKARD, JOHN C. EVANS, JOHN T. COIT, JAMES LYNCH and W. L. J. REID, resident in State and District aforesaid, and CHARLES IRBY, resident in Marlborough District and the Sate aforesaid , are the Special Partners.
That WM. GODFREY and JOHN C. PERVIS, have contributed each One Thousand Dollars each to the common stock.
That DANIEL A. HORN, NATHAN D. STRICKLAN, ARCH’L. MALLOY, DUNCAN MALLOY, JOHN D. PICKARD, JNO. C. EVANS, JOHN T. COIT and CHARLES IRBY, have contributed each Five Hundred Dollars each to the common stock
That JAMES LYNCH and W. L. J. REID, have contributed each Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars each to the common stock
And the said Partnership is to commence on the 8thday September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, and ends on the first day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six.
JOHN T. COIT,
JAMES LYNCH,
W. L. J. REID,
A. MALLOY,
D. MALLOY,
PER John T. Coit
DANIEL A. HORN,
Per Attorney W. L. J. Reid,
WM. GODFREY,
Per Attorney M. H. H. Dewall,
JOHN C. EVANS,
Per James Lynch,
J. D. PICKARD,
CHARLES IRBY,
N. D. STRICKLIN,
J. C. PERVIS.
Attest} T. M. THREADGILL
JAS. T. KELLY
September 10, 1855.









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[1] Charleston Courier - October 8, 1855, page 2, column 5.



























Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sale of Valuable Real and Personal Property

 
Hugh McKenzieAt July Term of Anson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions the Subscriber obtained letters of administration on the estate of Hugh McKenzie, Esq, dec'd and at October Term of said county, an order was granted, authorizing the said administrator to expose to public sale all the personal estate of said Hugh McKenzie, dec'd, and in obedience to said order, I will offer for sale at Morven, in said county, at public auction, on Tuesday the 3d day of January next, between eighteen and twenty three likely NEGROES, consisting of men, women, boys and girls, some of which are valuable house servants, and all, so far as I can learn, are under excellent character. A credit of nine months will be given, and purchasers will be required to give bond and unquestionable security.
                                               JOSLPH MEDLEY, Administrator
                                               Hugh McKenzie.

                                                   -ALSO-

By virtue of a decree of the Court of Equity for said county, made at September Term in the case of the petition of Eliza L. Wilson, and Cornelia McKenzie, by her guardian Joseph Medley, the Clerk and Master of said Court will expose to public Auction at Morven, on the 3d day of January 1837, all the real Estate of Hugh McKenzie, dec'd, and mentioned in said petition, consisting of the Dwelling House and all necessary out houses attached to said lot, all of which are in good repair, and a pleasant and healthy situation for a family residence; also that large Store and Ware House at Morven, being one of the best stands in the county for a mercantile establishment; also one Tract of Land on the south side of the north prong of Jones’ Creek, containing 78 acres more or less; also several other tracts of land contiguous to Moron; all of which will be more fully described on the day of sale.                                                                   W. E. TROY, C. & M. E.
A credit of 12 months will be given, the purchaser giving bond and approval security.
November 8th,                                                    52—tff

It is said that Hugh McKenzie was the man who named Morven, NC and that the town was named after his mother's Scottish town of Morven.

Hugh died on 5 Sept. 1830 from injuries sustained in a run-a-way horse accident.
 
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[1] Cheraw gazette. volume, November 08, 1836, Page 206, Image 2, Column 5
[2] http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/anson/obits/m/mckenzie1211ob.txt
[3] Find A Grave Memorial# 40239966






Saturday, February 4, 2017

It’s Family Time~James Alexander “Zannie’ Brock and Lucretia C. Brock


It's Family Time

James Alexander ‘Zannie’ Brock was born on 5 Feb 1880, the only child of David Brock and Eliza Jane ‘Jannie’  White.

On 8 December 1912, James Alexander “Zannie’ married Lucretia C. Brock, daughter of Samuel Washington Brock and Sarah Jane Lee. As a young lad “Zannie” worked as a Miller in a Grist Mill for the rest of his life he was a farmer in the county.



Zannie and Lucretia had  5 children; three daughters and two sons.

I. Gertrude Brock, born 29 Aug 1913, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Thomas Hildreth Brock; died 3 Jan 1982, Monroe, Union, North Carolina.
ii. Elmer Manning Brock Sr., born 23 Dec 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Eva Teal; died 4 Nov 1995, Archdale, Randolph, North Carolina.
iii. Edwin Benjamin Brock was born on 23 Jul 1919 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 31 Dec 1969 at the age of 50 in Washington, DC. He was buried on 4 Jan 1970 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Ruby Jane Brock, born 24 Jun 1921, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William David Garris; died 5 Apr 1976.
v. Dallas Inez Brock, born 24 Aug 1923, Anson County, North Carolina; married Dallas Williams; died 20 Jan 2001, Pinehurst, Moore, North Carolina.


James Alexander ‘Zannie’ Brock is my 2nd Cousin twice removed.
 
 
 
 
 
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Sources:
1. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 002, Page: 287B(stamped), Line 1, Dwelling 527, Family 531, Household of David BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 October 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
2. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 30 March 2013), James Alexander Brock; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, Roll: 1852503; Birth Date: 5 Feb 1880.
3. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0021, Page: 12A/96 (stamped); Line 28, Dwelling 211, Family 216, Household of David BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 30 March 201); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
4. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0032, Page 12B/35 (stamped); Line 74, Dwelling 204, Family 208, Household of David BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 30 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.
5. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com, James Alexander Brock.
6. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 35, Page: 18A/52 (stamped); Line 22, Dwelling NL, Family 6, Household of James A. [Alexander] BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 30 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
7. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 17, Page 11B/52 (stamped), Line 63, Dwelling 180, Family 185, Household of Alexander BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 30 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.
8. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : accessed ); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3799.
9. James A. Brock, death certificate 015478 (27 December 1946), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
10. Ibid.
11. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0017, Page 7A/26 (stamped); Line 34, Dwelling 115, Family 115, Household of Samuel W. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 20 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
12. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 35, Page: 18A/52 (stamped); Line 22, Dwelling NL, Family 6, Household of James A. [Alexander] BROCK.
13. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 17, Page 11B/52 (stamped), Line 63, Dwelling 180, Family 185, Household of Alexander BROCK.
14. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, , , .
15. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 35, Page: 18A/52 (stamped); Line 22, Dwelling NL, Family 6, Household of James A. [Alexander] BROCK.
16. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 17, Page 11B/52 (stamped), Line 63, Dwelling 180, Family 185, Household of Alexander BROCK.
17. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, , , .




























Thursday, February 2, 2017

Treasure Chest Thursday~George Parker, Sr. Estate


George A. Parker was born about 1755+/- a few years  and died about January 1837. Many of you know that records pre civil war are very scarce in Chesterfield County. Thus references to specific events are very desirable when they can be found.

This post contains two records of the Estate of George A. Parker, Sr.

The first document is this notice from the Cheraw Gazette of 28 March 1837. This document names his second wife Mary [LNU] and all surviving children of which one child, Jesse, lives outside of the State of South Carolina. 

Estate of George Parker
Transcription:

SOUTH CAROLINA
Chesterfield District
Mary Parker, Applicant,
    VS
    Wm. Parker, Jonathan Davis and wife Elizabeth, Jesse Parker,  T. Parker, George Parker, Lewis Parker, Elizabeth Parker, Joseph Parker & Phoeba Parker, Defendants
It appearing to my satisfaction that Jesse Parker one of the Defendants, resides without the State, it is therefore ordered, that he appear and object to the division or sale of the Real Estate of George Parker, deceased, on or before the 28th day of March next, or his consent will be entered on record.
                        TURNER BRYAN, O.C.D.
Jan. 23, 1837
[Reference- CHERAW GAZETTE, 14 February 1837]


The second document also from the Cheraw Gazette is dated 19 April 1837 and is a notice of a Sheriff’s Sale of the Estate Lands of George Parker.


George Parker,Cheraw gazette. volume, April 19, 1837, Page 230, Image 4, Column 4
Transcription:

Sheriff’s Sales.
By permission of the Court of Ordinary of Chesterfield District, will be sold before the Court House, on the first Monday in May next, within the legal hours; two tracts of land belonging to the estate of George Parker, dec’d. Both tracts lying on Westfield’s Creek; one contains 130 acres more or less, bounded by the land of Rilah Smith, Geo. Gardner and others. The other tract contains 100 acres more or less, adjoining the lands of George Gardner, Samuel White and the estate of Erasmus Powe, dec’d.
Terms.-As much as will pay the expenses of the sale will be required in cash on the day of sale, the balance on a credit of one year, purchasers will give note and good security, with interest from the day of sale, and a mortgage on the premises if deemed necessary, to the Ordinary to secure the purchase money.
                                                                       ALFRED M. LOWRY, S. C. D.
Sheriff’s Office}
6th April 1837}










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[1] Mary Parker, Applicant, vs Heirs of George Parker, The Cheraw Gazette, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 14 February 1837].
[2] Sheriff's Sales of Estate Lands, The Cheraw Gazette, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 19 April 1837, Page 230, Image 4, Column 4.





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sarah Jane Graves Pervis~My 2nd Great Grandmother


 

22 Jun 1852
 
Married 10 June 1852

Sarah Jane Graves marriage











Married On the 10th inst., by the Rev. Mr. DuPREE, Mr. Wm. A. PERVIS, of Cheraw, and Miss Sarah Jane GRAVES of Chesterfield District. {Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, NC, 22 June 1852]
http://www.ncgenweb.us/cumberland/1851-4abstracts.html
Newspaper clippings of marriage found and post on RAOGK Facebook page by contributors’ Joy Kersteter and Debra Cooper, 17 December 2014.
 
15 April 1857

Sarah J. Pervis










I, Sarah J. Pervis, wife of William Pervis, Shoe Maker, of Chesterfield District, will from now and after one month from the publication of this notice become a feme sole trader.
                                            Sarah J. Pervis
April 15th, 1857

25 November 1885

Sarah Jane Graves Purvis















SALE of REAL ESTATE
By virtue of power contained in a Deed of Trust executed by W. A. Purvis and Sarah J. Purvis on the 23rd day of December 1884 to N. J. Thompson and C. C. Moore, partners under the style of Thompson & Moore, and registered in trust book no. 18, page 202 of the registers office of Anson County, Dec. 27th, 1884, and by consent and request of said W. A. Purvis and Sarah J. Purvis, we will sell for cash to the highest bidder at the Court House door in the town of Wadesboro, on Monday the 7th day of December 1885, the land described in said Deed of Trust, containing 50 acres more or less, adjoining the lands of W. J. McLendon and others. Sale of above lands made to satisfy a note secured by mortgage on said reality. N. J. THOMPSON
C. C. MOORE.
Partners and Mortgagees
Nov 25 1885, lt.
[The Anson Times, 3 Dec 1885, Thu, Page 3]
RAOGK Contributor Debra Cooper, 17 December 2014
https://www.facebook.com/groups/raogkUSA/permalink/589522781149614

4 January 1894

Sarah Jane Purvis Death








Sarah Jane Graves Pervis, age 59, died 31 Dec, 1893

DEATH: Messenger-Intelligencer issue of January 4, 1894,  page 3, McFarlan News - The funeral of the wife of Mr. Wm. PERVIS was preached by this writer in the M. E. Church of this place last Sunday [31 Dec. 1893]. She was a good old woman. She had suffered intensely for fifteen months from cancer. She was a member of the M. E. church about 20 years. [SOURCE: Steve Bailey]

Sarah Jane Graves first appearance in any document was the 1850 Census for Cheterfield County, South Carolina. Her relationship to Mary and David W. Graves are undeteremined.










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[1] MARRIAGE obituary, The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States, 22 June 1852, Page 3, Last Column, top right corner. Wm. A. PERVIS & Sarah Jane GRAVES.
ABSTRACTS FROM FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER   1851 - 1854
Transcribed and shared by Carolyn Gibbons, Posted July 05, 2007 by Myrtle Bridges
[2] Sarah J. Pervis, feme sole trader; The Cheraw Gazette, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 13 May 1857, image/page 3.
[3] SALE of REAL ESTATE obituary, The Anson Times, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, United States, 3 December 1885, Page 3. Deed of Trust executed by W. A. Purvis and Sarah J. Purvis on the 23rd day of December 1884.
[4] Sarah Jane Graves Purvis obituary, Messenger-Intelligencer, Wadesboro, North Carolina, 4 January 1894, page 3, McFarlan News.
[5] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 106A, Line 8, Dwelling 110, Family 110, Household of Mary GRAVES; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 20 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.



















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