Saturday, July 31, 2021

It’s Family Time~Ellen F. Previtte

Ellen F. Previtte was born abt 1848 a daughter of William Previtte and his wife Catherina [LNU]. Ellen can be found in her parents home in the 1850 and 1860 Census. In 1860, she is 12 years of age and her parents are believed to have died in the early 1860’s. She was also listed in the home of her brother John Washington Previtte and his wife Elizabeth “Bette”Davis.  

Ellen became elusive after the 1860 Census and was not found again until the 1900 unless the E. Previtte, Female, age 28 is her in this 1870 Census. This doesn’t match her said birth year of 1848. If she was born in 1848 she would be 22 years old not twenty-eight.

the 1900 Census was a SHOCKER. Not only did Ellen F. Previtte reappear but she was found living with a daughter Hattie E. Previtte born December 1873 and three grandchildren. No marriage record has been found for Ellen F. or her daughter Hattie E. before this 1900 Census; but that is about to change. Both women lists themselves as SINGLE in the 1900 Census.

On 21 October 1903, Hattie E. Previtte and Gilliam Philmore Carpenter, Sr. were married in Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. Gilliam Philmore Carpenter was a married man; he had married Sarah Catherine Gaddy and had two sons. However, he and Sarah Catherine had recently divorced. He and wife Sallie Carpenter were divorced in 1898, per the Wadesboro Messenger Intelligencer issue of 3 Nov 1898.





MARRIED IN TEN MINUTES AFTER DIVORCED

Philmore Carpenter, of Gulledge township, procured license to marry Hattie Privette, also of Gulledge township, Tuesday. The license was issued by Register of Deeds Moore about ten minutes after a decree, divorcing Carpenter from a former wife, was signed by Judge Cook. Carpenter has been divorced from two wives. Wadesboro Messenger 
He and wife Sallie Carpenter were divorced in 1898, per the Wadesboro Messenger Intelligencer issue of 3 Nov 1898.
 
He and wife Mattie Carpenter were divorced in 1903 and 10 minutes later he married Hattie Privette, per the Wadesboro Messenger Intelligencer article dated 6 Nov 1903.

In 1910, the first census in which Hattie and Philmore appear they have 4 additional CARPENTER children plus her 4 PREVITTE children. All the children are using the Surname CARPENTER; the PREVITT children having dropped their PREVITT surname.

Hattie, we presumed has informed the Census taker that she has been married 7 years, has 8 children of which 7 are living. Those children in the 1910 household are:

Mary M. CARPENTER [PREVITT], Step-Daughter, age 17, born in NC; Eligah CARPENTER [PREVITT], Step-Son, age 14, born in NC; Bennie CARPENTER, Son, age 5, born in NC; David CARPENTER, Son, age 3, born in NC; Robert CARPENTER, Son, age 2, born in NC and Lester CARPENTER, Son, age 4/12, born in NC.

Not listed but named elsewhere are:

  1. James Douglas PREVITT, b. April 1888
  2. I. T. PREVITT, b. October 1898 [WWI Draft Reg. Card/].

In October 1903 while applying for a marriage License Hattie Previtt stated that both her father and Mother were deceased. The marriage licensee narrows down the time period for the death of Ellen F. Previtte, she was alive on 14 June 1900 (1900 Census) and died before 21 Oct 1903 (Marriage of Hattie to Philmore Carpenter).

Ellen F. Previtte died between 14 June 1900 (1900 Census) and 21 Oct 1903 (Marriage of Hattie to Philmore Carpenter). Her exact death date has not been found. No grave site has been found.

Ellen F. Previtte is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt.



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1. 1900 US Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0003, Page: 10B/53 (stamped); Line 54, Dwelling 162, Family 162, Household of Hattie E. PREVITT; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 3 March 2020); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
2. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No EF, Page 178B, Line 35, Dwelling/Family 1230/1230, Household of William Previtt; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page 128B, Line 35, Dwelling/Family 494/493, Household of John Previtt; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1860 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina, , Page: 168 (penciled)/304(stamped); Line 9, Dwelling 1286, Family 1235, Household of William PREVITT; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 887.
5. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 292A; Line 4, Dwelling 88, Family 88, E. [Ellen] PREVITT Female, age 28; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 November 2020); citing  National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
6. 1900 US Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina, ED 0003, Page: 10B/53 (stamped); Line 54, Dwelling 162, Family 162, Household of Hattie E. PREVITT.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Vital Records Can Be Wrong...Especially Death Certificates

Family Historian and Genealogists put a lot of faith into Vital records. But, every Genealogists I know  ensure that an exhaustive search has been made and if possible the data they find is not limited to one single document. Multiple sources are searched to ensure the data, when presented, is accurate. 

Case in point is Georgia Death Certificate #28075 for Frederick Francis Rivers. This single document contains multiple errors. On line 16a the informant looks to be L. E. Rivers. I have no knowledge who L. E. Rivers is!   

The Georgia Death Certificate shows Frederick middle name to be Frederick Francis Rivers. A majority of documents show his middle name to be Franklin. The Rivers family community accepts the fact the Frederick was named Frederick Franklin a long standing name within the Rivers family. However, the Delayed Birth certificate for his daughter, Mary Louise, b. 8 July 1898, shows her Father name to be Fredrick Francis Rivers.

Mr. F. F. Rivers and Mary Eugenia “Jennie” Bennett were married on 18 December 1894 at the Brides Mother’s home in Ansonville, NC by a Baptist Minister named John P. Boyd.

The parents of Frederick Franklin Rivers ARE NOT C. Lemuel Rivers and Mary Elizabeth Davis.

The parents of Frederick Franklin Rivers ARE Calvin Rivers and Louise Gatewood. We can see Frederick AKA Freddy as a 13 year old teenager in the Calvin and Lou Rivers household in 1880 Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

The ONLY C. Lemuel or Lemuel C. Rivers is Lemuel Clyde Rivers who married Mary Eva Tucker plus he was born in 1908 about 43 years AFTER Frederick Franklin Rivers. 

It's important to ensure that a reasonably exhaustive search has been made and that each fact has a complete, accurate source citation.  

Frederick Franklin Rivers is my 2nd Cousin 4X removed.


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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  3 March 2012); Memorial page for Frederick Franklin Rivers; (24 April 1866–October 1940); Find a Grave memorial # 73723442, Citing Louisville City Cemetery; Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia, USA.

2. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 5, page 323, dwelling 230, family 230, Household of Calvin Rivers; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed July 2011); citing National Archive  Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.

3. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #19, Page: 64B; Line 93, Dwelling 125, Family 126, Household of Frederick F. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 6 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.

4. 1920  U. S. Census, Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia, population schedule, Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia, enumeration district (ED) #47, Page: 138, Line 64, Dwelling 165, Family 165, Household of  F. F. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T625, Roll: 260.

5. State of Georgia, death no. 28075 (4 November 1940), F. F. Rivers; Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records,, Atlanta, Georgia.

6. "North Carolina, Marriages Record, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 3 March 2020), Marriage: F. F. RIVERS and Mary Bennett, Marriage Date: 18 Dec 1894.

7. 1880 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lanesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #4, Page 388A; Line 39, Dwelling 83, Family 83, Household of  Mary BENNETT; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 0951.

8. State of Georgia, death no. 6057, (8 March 1948), Mary E. Rivers.

9. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 August 2011); Memorial page for Mary Eugenia Bennett Rivers; (1869–1948); Find a Grave memorial # 73723481, Citing Louisville City Cemetery; Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia, USA.


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