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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday’s Obituary~James Brock

James Brock was born between 1743 and 1750. He is listed in the 1830 census for Chesterfield County, SC as age 70-80 and in 1840 as age 90-99. [1] [2]

James BROCK died in a house fire on 29 December 1847, Cheraw District, South Carolina.

He is thought to be the father of these 4 men; his wife is unknown.
Benjamin Brock, b. 1790
Samuel W. Brock, b. 1796
Squire H. Brock, b. 5 Feb. 1805
Eli P. Brock, b. abt 1806

On the night of the 29th ult., the house of Mr. James Brock, of Cheraw District, S. C. a Revolutionary soldier, aged nearly one hundred years, was consumed by fire and horrid to relate, its owner with it.  Mr. Brock had no family living with him. ["The Mississippi Free Trader", (Natchez, MS), Wednesday, January 12, 1848, Page 2] [3]

Fold3 shows a James Brock served in the Fifth (5th) South Carolina Regiment
Volume 9, page 35, enlisting on September 18, 1776. [4]

Page 1

DNA testing of descendants is needed to determine if the 4 men thought to be sons of James Brock are in fact brothers.

[1] 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, No Twp Listed, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 235, Line 19, Household of James Brock, James Brock; digital images, ( : Viewed 29 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
[2] 1840 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, South Carolina, page 338, Line xx, Household of James Brock, James Brock.; digital images, ( : viewed 29 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm M740_Roll 510.
[3] James BROCK obituary, The Mississippi Free Trader, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, 12 January 1848, Page 2.
[4] Ancestry, "Revolutionary War Service Records" database, Military Service Records ( : accessed 21 March 2013), entry for James BROCK; Fifth (5th) South Carolina Regiment; America.


  1. I don't know about Eli, but Alsey could be a brother also. He is listed on the 1840 Census. Benjamin married a Temperance ( listed on the 1850 census), who had a Martha Brock who married William Gulledge. They moved to Barbour County, Alabama. I am the admin for the Gulledge Family DNA project with Family Tree DNA.

  2. Thank Cathy, William D. Gulledge d. 2 November 1884 and Martha A Brock died 21 Oct 1889.