Monday, January 29, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Property Release–Gandy to Brock


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 Chesterfield County Property Release~M. E. Gandy to Lucy + C. A. Brock 1

DEED BOOK 4, Page 767-page-001DEED BOOK 4, Page 768-page-001DEED BOOK 4, Page 769-page-001

Transcription:

M. E. Gandy to Lucy + C. A. Brock Release

The State of South Carolina
To all persons to whom these presents may come, I, Martha E. Gandy, the wife of Thomas A. Gandy, of the County of Darlington in the State aforesaid send Greetings:
Whereas the late commercial firm, known as C. A. Brock + Bro. composed of Charles A. Brock and Pleasant A. Brock were seized and possessed of various Town Lots in the Town of Cheraw in the State aforesaid, and whereas the said Pleasant A. Brock has departed this life, Intestate leaving as his Heirs at law his Widow Martha E. who has since intermarried with the said Thomas A. Gandy; his mother, Lucy Brock and his brother the said Charles A. Brock, and whereas the individual half interest, of the said Pleasant A. Brock in the said Lots has thereby become desirable amongst his said Heirs at Law and whereas it has been agreed by the sad Charles A. Brock, as Senior of the said Partnership and by the said Heirs at Law to divide the said Real estate, so as to set apart to the said Martha E in Severalty, her share therein, and whereas the said Martha E. has agreed to take, in full of her share therein the two Lots known as Numbers Nine (9) and Ten (10) and in consideration there to release to the said Lucy Brock and Charles A. Brock all her right, title, share and interest in the remaining Lots know as Numbers Eleven (1) Twelve (12) two hundred and forty-six (246) two hundred and eighty (280) two hundred and eighty-one (281) here after more particularly described .
Now know all ye that I the said Martha E. Gandy for and in consideration of the premises and in further consideration of the sum of five dollars to me paid by the said Lucy Brock and Charles A. Brock (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) have remises, released, released <sic> and forever quitted claim and by these presents do remise, release and forever quit claim unto the said Lucy Brock and Charles A. Brock , all my right, title, share and interest of, in and to all those lots and parts of lots, situate, lying and being in the Town of Cheraw, in the County of Chesterfield and State of South Carolina known and designated in the plan of said Town as Lots numbers two hundred and forty six (246) two hundred and eighty (280) two hundred and eighty-one (281) Bounded on the North by Market Street, continued East of Front Street, on the East by Lot number two hundred and eighty-two, on the South by Lot Number three hundred fifty-eight and two hundred and forty five and on the West by Front Street; also also <sic> all that part of the Lot designated on the plan of said town as Lot Number eleven (11) which was conveyed to the said C. A. Brock + Bro. by James C. Craig as Commissioner in Equity for the District, now County of Chesterfield, by Deed bearing date the Seventh day of April A. D. 1868, having a front of one hundred feet - on Front Street and running back two hundred feet - and bounded on the North by Lot number twelve, on the East by Front Street, on the West by the remaining portion of said Lot number Eleven, also all that part of Lot designated on the plan of said Town as Lot number twelve (12) which was conveyed to the said C. A., Brock + Bro. by William L. T. Prince and Henry P. Duvall, as assignees of Theodore F. Mulloy by by <sic> Deed bearing date the thirteenth day of April A. D. 1870 having a front of one hundred feet on Front Street and a depth of two hundred + seven (207) feet and bounded on the North by Lot number Thirteen, on the East - by Front Street, on the South by Lot number Eleven and on the West by the remaining portion of said Lot - number Twelve, together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining. To have and to hold all and singular the said premises unto the said Lucy Brock and Charles A. Brock as Tenants in common, their heirs and assigns forever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight-hundred and seventy-five.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered}
in the presence of the word}                  Mattie E. Gandy {Seal}
"eight" in 17th line of 2nd page + the words}
"and a depth if two hundred + seven (207) feet"}
inserted}
Edwin A. Smith
Thomas M. Webster

The State of South Carolina}
Darlington County} Before the subscribing office personally appears Edwin A. Smith, who under oath says that he saw the within named Martha E Gandy sign, seal and as her act and deed deliver the within written Release and that he together with Thomas M. Webster witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me}
this 20th day of December 1875}                Edwin A. Smith
Saml H. Pressly}

Filed in Office of County Auditor of Chesterfield Co. this 28th of Dec. A. D. 1875 and recorded in Vol. 1, page 81.
                                                                    W. A. Mulloy
                                                                    Depy Auditor

Recorded 28th December 1875.
Original Dlv. to Lucy + C. A. Brock

This single property release contains a wealth of Genealogical information.
  • C. A. Brock + Bro. = Charles A. Brock and his brother Pleasant A. Brock
  • Heirs at law his Widow Martha E. who has since intermarried with the said Thomas A. Gandy; his mother, Lucy Brock and his brother the said Charles A. Brock
    • Widow Martha Eugenia Horne Brock Gandy is:
    • The widow of Pleasant A. Brock
    • The current Wife of Thomas Ashton Gandy
  • His mother, Lucy (Morris) Brock = Mother of Pleasant A. Brock and Charles A. Brock (her only children, two sons)
  • His (Pleasant A. Brock)  brother the said Charles A. Brock
Not mentioned in the above is Lucy’s deceased husband Alsey Brock (1815 – 1858).  Pleasant A. Brock passed away on 28 February 1873.

Lucy (Morris) Brock is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt, her two sons are my 1st Cousins 3 times removed.











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[1] Land Deed - M. E. Gandy to Lucy + C. A.Brock Release; 13 December 1875; Deed Book #4; Page(s) 767, 768, 769; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, SC; 4 November 2017.






























Sunday, January 28, 2018

Chesterfield County SC~Estate Folder #582 – Hiram Kenneth Jenkins, Sr.

Each week, on Sunday, I will select an Estate Folder 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 by 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:

Kinneth Jenkins 1
Probate Folder #582
Images 615, 616 and 617

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JJ9N-HQ?i=614&wc=MP59-ZNL%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191134501&cc=1911928

Hiram K. JenkinsHK Jenkins, Image 615HK Jenkins, Image 617

You never know what you will find in a Probate folder but I do believe this one contains the least information I have ever found within a folder. Hiram Jenkins died in 1892 and that was 126 years ago. It is quite possible that at one time this folder contained additional information that has been since removed from the folder. On the other hand this may be all that was ever in the folder.


Transcription: Image 616

State of South Carolina}   Court
County of Chesterfield}  of Probate
The petition of E. A. Jenkins shows to this Court
I. That Kinneth Jenkins a citizen of the County of Chesterfield in the State aforesaid died intestate on the 27th of Dec. 1893 leaving a small personal estate amounting to about one hundred Dollars upon which Administration will be necessary in order that the same may be settled.
II. That your petitioner is the wife of deceased and is first entitled.
Wherefore your petitioner prays for letters of Administration upon the estate of said intestate.
                                                                              E. A. X her mark Jenkins
Witness: D. W. Coker


Eliza A. (Jordan) Jenkins was granted letters to administer the estate of her husband Hiram Kenneth Jenkins, Sr.

Image 616 above shows that Hiram died 27 Dec 1893. The letter is in error most likely made because the estate was administered at the beginning of a new year. His tombstone contains what I believe is the correct death date recorded as 27 December 1892.

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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr




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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-JJ9N-HQ?cc=1911928&wc=MP59-ZNL%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191134501 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0553B-0637 > image 615 of 1488; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

It’s Family Time~The Stella Deese Family

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Stella Deese was born 11 March 1895, a daughter of  Henry Harrison Deese, Sr. and his wife Nellie Isabella Huneycutt. She was their 9th child; she had two older sisters, the rest were brothers.

At age 21, Stella married Abraham Lincoln Key, age 22 on 11 March 1916 in Davidson County, North Carolina.  I would love to hear the story of how they met.

To this union were born four children 3 sons and a daughter. Large gaps in the age of these children suggest there were children lost at birth or in infancy.

Census records show that Abraham worked in the Cotton Mills as a “Speeder Hand”. Stella remained home taking care of the children.

Sadly, Abraham L. Key died of a heart attack at the young age of 54 on 24 September 1947. Stella survived another 43 years passing away on 19 August 1990. Both are buried near her parents in the Morven Cemetery


Stella Deese 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 3 June 2016); Memorial page for Stella Key; (11 March 1895–19 August 1990); Find a Grave memorial # 37954846, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
2. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Burnsville, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0004, Page: 7B/59(stamped); Line 70, Dwelling 122, Family 124, Household of Harrison D. DUS [DEES]; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 May 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
3. 1920 US Census, Rowan County, North Carolina, population schedule, Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 126, Page: 8B/31 (stamped); Line 68, Dwelling 143, Family 163, Household of Abraham KEY; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm T625, Roll 1321.
4. 1930 US Census, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, population schedule, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0041, Page: 19A/225 (stamped); Line 50, Dwelling 359, Family 391, Household of Abraham T. KEY; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm T626, Roll 1706.
5. 1940 U. S. Census, Richmond County, North Carolina, population schedule, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 60-26A, Page: 11A/486 (stamped); Line 25, Household #724; Abraham KEY, Household of Abraham KEY; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 6 June 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2942.
6. North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004, Images. Ancestry, (https://www.ancestry.com: 6 June 2016), North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services., Raleigh, North Carolina, Stella Key; d.  August 1990.
7. "North Carolina, Marriages Record, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2016), Marriage - Stella Deese & A. L. Key, Marriage Date: 11 Mar 1916.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Abraham Lincoln Key (5 April 1893–24 September 1947), Memorial # 37953810.
9. Abraham Lincoln Key, death certificate 20171 (Death Date: 24 Sep 1947), NC State Archives., North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina.









Friday, January 26, 2018

Mary Violet Craig- Charles Laudie Hunley Marriage

Craig-Hunley Marriage

CRAIG-HUNLEY MARRIAGESpecial to The State.
Chesterfield. July 18. –Telegrams were received here Thursday night telling of the marriage in Hendersonville, N.C., yesterday of Miss Mary Craig and C. L. Hunley, both of Chesterfield. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Craig of this town and Mr. Hunley is a rising young attorney. They will spend several weeks in the mountains of western North Carolina and will be at home to their friends after August 15 in their bungalow on west Main street.

Mary Violet Craig and Charles Laudie Hunley were united in marriage on 16 July 1914 in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Henderson County, NC - Marriage Register (1851 - 2000)
Hunly - Craig Marriage





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[1] CRAIG-HUNLEY MARRIAGE obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 19 July 1914, page 20, column 1

Monday, January 22, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed, Lavina Turnage to Daughter, Eliza Rivers



Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the anianDutch 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 Land Deed, Lavina Turnage to Daughter, Eliza Rivers. 1

DEED BOOK 7, Page 230-page-001DEED BOOK 7, Page 231 (2)-page-001

Transcription:

Lavina Turnage }
To
Eliza Rivers } Deed
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
     Know all men by these presents, that I Lavina Turnage of the State and district aforesaid; for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear for my daughter Eliza Rivers and for the further consideration of the sum of ten dollars to me paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged by the said Eliza Rivers of the district and State aforesaid have granted, bargained, sold, and released, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release  unto the said Eliza Rivers and the heirs of her body, all my right and title in a tract of land containing seventy three acres and bounded as follows to wit - on the South by the Turnage land North & east by O. H. Spencer' West Society Hill road I herewith release all my right & title to the aforesaid land to the said Eliza Rivers & her heirs against myself & my heirs or any other person lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof as witness my hand & seal this 3rd day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three..
Signed, Sealed and delivered                    Lavina X Turnage (seal)
In the presence of us                                      her mark
Stephen H. Parker
James Coward
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
     Personally appeared James Coward before me James Powell magistrate in for said State who after being duly sworn deposes and says that he saw Lavina Turnage sign, seal and acknowledge the within & deliver the same as her deed and that he and Stephen H. Parker signed their names thereto as witness to the same.
Sworn to before me this                          James Coward
4th day of June AD 1863
James Powell
   Magistrate
Recorded 23rd March 1883 in Book H, page 221. S. G. Godfrey, Auditor
Recorded 23rd March 1883
Orig Del. to Eliza Rivers

With this deed, Lavina Thompson wife of William Turnage, is deeding 73 acres of land to her daughter, Eliza Turnage Rivers. Eliza Turnage is the wife of William Alfred Rivers. At the time of this deed signing, William Alfred Rivers is serving with the Confederate forces in Virginia. On 17 August 1863, William Alfred Rivers died at Petersburg, Virginia leaving his widow and 5 surviving children from his two marriages.



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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 7: Page 230-231, Lavina Turnage to Eliza Rivers Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.





Saturday, January 20, 2018

It’s Family Time~Alsey Brock

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Alsey Brock was born 25 June 1855, a son of Hezekiah Brock and Sarah ‘Sallie’ Morris.

Alsey’s father, Hezekiah Brock, was captured on 1 March 1865 and made a prisoner of war (POW). He was forced marched to Wilmington, NC and placed on a troop train to Pt. Lookout, Maryland.

Alsey was 6 years old when his father was taken away and he would never see his father again. His father, Hezekiah, died in Prison on 12 June 1865 months after the War had ended.

Alsey was a bachelor and lifelong farmer in Chesterfield County.  He died sometime after 27 April 1910, the date of Census enumeration. No record of his death has been found.

Alsey Brock is my Great Grand Uncle. 




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1. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page 99A, Line 40,, Dwelling 272, Family 278, Household of Alsey BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 February 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 117, Line 18, Dwelling 328, Family 327, Household of "Hugh" BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 289A, Line 33, Dwelling 33, family 33, Household of S[arah] BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1491.
4. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 2, Page 287B; Line 10, Dwelling 529, Family 533, Household of Sarah BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 21, Page 99A, Line 40, Dwelling 272, Family 278, Household of Alsey BROCK.
6. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page: 11B/137(stamped); Line 88, Dwelling 197, Family 197, Household of Alsey BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 February 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.




Thursday, January 18, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~Divorce of Dorinda Adair Leath

Dorinda Adair and John R. Leath were married on 17 December 1836 in Kemper County, Mississippi. In early 1842 Dorinda filed for a divorce from John stating that he was a non-resident of the state of Mississippi.  I was unable to locate a final decision but I know that Dorinda remarried about 1842 to Epps Rivers Brown.
John & Dorinda Leath Divorce

The State of Mississippi}
Lauderdale County}

Dorinda Leath, Complainant} Bill for Divorce
vs}                                           in
John R. Leath, defendant}          Chancery.
On motion of the Complainant and it appearing that the Defendant is a non resident of this State, it is ordered by the Court, that publication be made for three successive months, in the Mississippian, a newspaper published in this State, commanding the defendant to appear and plead, answer or demur to said bill , on the first day of the next term of said Court, to be holden for said County, at the Court House thereof, in the town of Marion, on the 4th Monday in May next, or the same will be taken for confessed, and the cause set down for hearing according.
{L.S.} Witness, the Honorable Henry Mounger, presiding Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court District, of said state, setting in  Chancery.
Given under my hand and seal of said Court. Issued the 20th of December, A. D. 1841.
Benjamin F. Parker C. C. C. L. C.
January 7, 1842.

Dorinda’s 2nd husband, Epps Rivers Brown, is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.



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[The Weekly Mississippian (Jackson, Mississippi), 4 March 1842, Page 4, column 1.]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday~Andrew J. + Elizabeth R. McBride


Andrew J. McBride
b. 14 June 1855
d. 7 July 1922

Elizabeth R. Boatwright McBride
b. 1853
d. 30 July 1916
bu. Zoar United Methodist Church

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Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

Andrew J. McBride was a son of Archie McBride and Jerusha Davis. His wife, Elizabeth R. Boatwright, was the daughter of George R. Boatwright and Lauretta Hurst.


Andrew and Elizabeth were married about 1877 and together reared a family of four children; two boys and two girls. These children were:
  1. Mary A. McBride
  2. George R. McBride
  3. William T. McBride
  4. Lula J. McBride
Elizabeth passed away in July 1916 from chronic dyspepsia and gallstones. Andrew passed away 6 years later in June 1922 from acute dilatation of the heart (cardiomyopathy).


Both Andrew J. McBride and Elizabeth R. Boatwright are my 2nd Cousins 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 2014); Memorial page for Andrew J. McBride; (14 June 1855–7 July 1922); Find a Grave memorial # 100363422, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Eliza Rivers + Others to John W. Privett Deed



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 Chesterfield County Land Deed, Eliza Rivers + Others to John W. Privett 

DEED BOOK 3, Page 500DEED BOOK 3, Page 501-page-001
Transcription:

Eliza Rivers + Others to John W. Privett  Deed

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
                                 Know all men by these present that we Eliza Rivers, Frederick Rivers, Doc Rivers, Alfred Rivers and Nancy Rivers of the County of Chesterfield and State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of Seventy Eight dollars and seventy five cents, to us paid or secured to be paid by John W. Privett of the County + State aforesaid, have granted bargained, sold and released, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said John W. Privett all that piece parcel or tract of land situate lying and being  in the State and County aforesaid, and bounded  by lands of S. D. Timmons, Kinchen Privett, Michael Davis + others, containing Fifty Two + half acres. Together with all and singular the rights members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to Have and to Hold all and singular the said premises unto the said John W. Privett his heirs and afsignes forever; and we do hereby bind ourselves to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said John W. Privett his heirs and afsigns against ourselves, our heirs, and all thither persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. In witnefs, whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seal this the 25th day of Jany A.D. 1871.
Signed Sealed  + delivered}                      Eliza X her mark Rivers {LS}
In the presence of }                                   Fred   Rivers {LS}
G. R. Boatwright}                                     W. D. X his mark Rivers   {LS}
W. A. Davis}                                             A. W. X his mark Rivers   {LS}
                                                                  N. A. X her mark Rivers    {LS}
Pd. W. stamps amounting to
Fifty cents properly canceled
                                        

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
                 Personally appeared before me G. R. Boatwright and made oath that he saw the within named Eliza Rivers,  Fred Rivers, W. D. Rivers, A. W. Rivers and N. A. Rivers sign seal and as their act and deed deliver the within  Deed and that he and W. A. Davis witnefsed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me}                                G. R. Boatwright                          
12 July 1871}
T. F. Malloy}
Clk.|
Auditor’s Office}
Chesterfield Co.}
Recorded Dec. 16th, 1871 in Sales Book A, pg 3
                                                 T. L. Weston
                                                 A. C. C.


Recorded Dec. 16th, 1871
Original delv’d to John W. Privett


In this Land Deed, we have the surviving children of John B. Rivers and his wife Eliza Rivers selling 52 1/2 acres to my 2nd Great Grandfather John W. Privett.

John B. Rivers and his wife Eliza Rivers had eleven known children. John B. Rivers died 3 June 1859 leaving Eliza, a widow, with nine children under the age of 21. During the Civil War, Eliza lost 5 of her 8 sons to the war; killed in action or died of disease.

By the time of her death about 1870 the only children surviving are the 5 listed above, William Frederick, Doctor Wesley, Alfred W.; Nancy A. and Eliza Rivers.

The above-named Rivers are my 1st Cousins 5 times removed. John Washington Privett is my 2nd Great Grandfather.





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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 3: Page 500-501, Eliza Rivers & Others to John Privett Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina
NOTE: Blogger does not handle ampersands very well so I have substituted the plus (+) sign; so the + sign = and
NOTE 2: This land deed shows Alfred Rivers middle initial to be a “W”. His tombstone shows his middle initial to be an “L”.





Sunday, January 14, 2018

Honoring the Bravery of John Allen Crayton, Sr.

John Allen Crayton, Sr. was born 2 May 1833, a son of Isaac W. Crayton and Nancy S. Page.
He was a farmer, like his father and most other men of that time. About 1853, John Allen married Nancy Jane Starnes, daughter of Nathan T. Starnes and Margaret F. Myers.

In 1860, the family can be found in Stanly County with two children in the household.

John_Crayton_1860_Census

In January 1861, the Civil War engulfed the nation and John Allen Crayton enlisted in Company D, North Carolina 28th Infantry Regiment on 29 Jul 1861.

The 28th Regiment participated in some of the most serious and major battles of the Civil War and John Allen Crayton was there. It was part of the Branch-Lane Brigade which was known as General Lee’s Immortals.

During the Battle of  Chancellorsville (April 30 to May 6, 1863) John Allen Crayton was killed in action on 3 May 1863.

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His military war record on Fold3.com documents his death and shows that he died with honor. He was so admired that  "a medal was presented to his friends for his bravery." 1

I'm looking for information about this medal and the story behind the medal. If anyone has any information about this medal; is it still in the family; is it on display somewhere in Stanly County or North Carolina.

Anyone with information on this medal please contact me. Contact me at my gmail account - use CPurvis1 (at symbol) gmail.com




John Allen Crayton, Sr. is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.



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[1] https://www.fold3.com/image/271/45084192

Saturday, January 13, 2018

It’s Family Time~Stanmore Sellers Killed

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Stanmore Sellers was born 1 January 1898, a son of  James Arnold ‘Buck’ Sellers and Nancy Jane ‘Jennie’ Johnson.

He was named after his maternal Grandfather Stanmore P. Johnson.

On the night of 28 May 1933, Stanmore and Glenn Adams were traveling on Highway #1 near McBee, SC when his car left the road, ran down an embankment and rolled several times. Stanmore Sellers was killed in the accident; Glenn Adams survived.  

Stanmore Sellers was 35 years of age. He was survived by his mother, Nancy Jane ‘Jennie’ Johnson Sellers Moore, and sister, Elizabeth Jane Sellers Huneycutt. Stanmore had another sister, Mary Bell Sellers that I have not been able to locate after the 1920 Census.


Stanmore Sellers is my 1st Cousin twice removed.




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[1] STANMORE SELLERS KILLED IN CRASH, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 30 May 1933, Page 2, column 5.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage-John N. Dry and Sophie Barrier

John N. Dry, son of Johann Martin Dry and Catherine Keppel was united in Holy Matrimony with Sophie Barrier on 30 April 1836, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

John N. Dry Marriage2

The parents of Sophie Barrier are unknown.

John and Sophie had three known children:
  • John W. DRY, b. abt 1835
  • William  R. DRY, b. abt 1836
  • Mary Matheus DRY, b. abt. 1846
John and Sophie have not been found after the 1860 census. In 1860, they were living in  Big Bottom, Independence, Arkansas.
  • 1860 CENSUS: Big Bottom, Independence, Arkansas; Roll: M653_43; Family History Library Film: 803043, Page: 176(penciled); Line 27, Dwelling 1169, Family 1158; John N. DRY, male, age 71, born in NC; Sophia DRY, female, age 50, born in NC; John W. DRY, male, age 27, born in NC and Mary MATHEW, female, age 14, born in NC.
John W. Dry was still at home with his parents. William R. was not enumerated with his parents.
No additional information on any of these family members has been found after 1860.

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[1]"Index to North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 3 June 2017), John N. Dry and Sophia Barrier; North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977; Married 30 April 1836.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Obituary~Death of Phillip Wiley Dry

Phillip Wiley Dry

b.abt 1781

d. 14 Dec 1837 (age 76)


Death of Phillip Dry

Transcription:

Death: Philip Wiley Dry
Also after a long painful illness, Capt, John Furr, a worth, industrious and highly respectable citizen. Also, Mr. Paul Furr, in the 87th years of his age. Also, on the same day, Mr. Philip Dry, in the 76th year of age. These two old gentlemen had lived near neighbor for upwards of 50 years; and Mr. Dry had on the evening of his death, just returned from the death-bed of his neighbor, Mr. Furr, and with but an hour's warning. Was called to follow him into eternity! They were both interred at the same time.


Phillip W. Dry is the son of Charles Dry and Christina Muss. He married Catherine Köppel.

Phillip Wiley Dry is my 4th Great Grand Uncle. 












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[1] Obituary: Phillip Dry obituary, The Weekly Raleigh Register, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, 1 January 1838, page 3, Col. 6.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed, Anna J. Douglass and Eliza Odom to William J. Odom.



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 Chesterfield County Land Deed, Anna J. Douglass and Eliza Odom to William J. Odom.

DEED BOOK 10, Page 423-page-001DEED BOOK 10, Page 424-page-001DEED BOOK 10, Page 425-page-001

Transcription:

Anna J. Douglass}
Eliza Odom} Deed
to}
William J. Odom}
The State of South Carolina}
Know all men by these Presents, that We Anna J. Douglass and Eliza Odom of the County of Chesterfield in the State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum, of Eighty Dollars to us in hand paid at and before the sealing of these presents by William J. Odom of the County of Chesterfield in the State aforesaid (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) have granted bargained sold and released and by these Presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said William J. Odom all of our undivided right title and interest in and to that certain piece parcel; or tract of land situate lying and being in the County and State aforesaid on the waters of the Twitty Prong Bear Creek containing one hundred and Sixty (160) acres more or less the same being part of three Several grants made by the State of South Carolina to wit: Part of a grant of five hundred acres made to Benjamin Buchanan the 22nd day of February 1796 or about that date; part of a grant made by the State to Warren Cassidy the 30th day of May 1853; and part of a grant to Stephen Stricklin; that portion of the land which is a part of the Stricklin grant was conveyed by Burrell Merriman to John D. Odom by deed dated 9th day of November 1863, that portion of the tract which is a part of the Buchanan grant was conveyed by John Odom to John D. Odom by deed bearing date the 8th day of Feby 1844; and that portion of the tract which is a part of the grant to Warren Cassidy was conveyed by said Cassidy to John D. Odom at an unknown date which said tract was conveyed by John D. Odom to Sarah Odom by deed dated the 3rd day of April 1879 and is bounded as follows: on the North side by lands of Annie J. Douglass, Estate lands of Burrell Merriman and others, on the east side by lands of J. Kelly Odom and Bear Creek; on the South side by lands formerly the property of Edwin Odom and on the West side by lands of the Cheraw & Chester Rail Road and lands of W. J. Odom. Together with all and singular the Rights Members Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the said Premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining. To Have And To Hold all and singular the said Premises before mentioned unto the said William J. Odom His Heirs and Assigns forever. And we do hereby bind ourselves and our Heirs Executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said William J. Odom His heirs and Assigns against myself and my Heirs and all persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness our Hands and Seals this 11th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety and in the one hundred and fourteenth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
Signed Sealed and Delivered}
in the presence of}                                              Anna J. Douglass {seal}
J. D. Evans}                                                        Eliza X (her mark) Odom {seal}
W. B. Odom}

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Personally appeared before me J. D. Evans and made oath that he saw the within named Anna J. Douglass + Eliza Odom sign seal and as their act and deed deliver the within written Deed; and that with W. B. Odom witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me this}
11th day of Sept A D 1890}                                  J. D. Evans
{seal} W. J. Hanna}
Clerk}
Recorded this 11th day of September 1890 in Book C, page 160
D. M. Barentine Auditor Chesterfield County, S.C.
Recorded 11th September 1890

My research, reading, and analysis of this land deed suggest that John Dwight Odom and Sarah Ann Freeman had three children. Anna Jane Douglass, Eliza Odom, and William John Odom.

Sarah Ann Freeman Odom died on 21 June 1882. John Dwight Odom passed away on 13 May 1889. This land deed (10:423-425) was recorded on 11 September 1890.

It’s clear that Anna Jane (Odom) Douglass and Eliza Odom are conveying their interests in their Father’s property to their brother William John Odom.

However, John Dwight Odom and Sarah Ann Freeman were married about 1856. I have found no record in the 1860, 1870 or 1880 Census that lists a daughter Eliza Odom. Anna Jane is listed in 1860 and 1870;  William John is listed in 1870 and  1880.



The Odom children are my 2nd Cousins 3 times removed.







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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DEED BOOK 10: Pages 423-425, Anna J. Douglass and Eliza Odom to William J. Odom; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.





































Sunday, January 7, 2018

Chesterfield County SC~Estate Folder #601 – F. P. Taylor


Each week, on Sunday, I will select an Estate Folder 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:
Estate Folder #601
Images 978 thru 999

F. P. Taylor
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https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JJ9D-RJ?i=977&wc=MP59-ZNL%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191134501&cc=1911928

Probate -Franklin P. Taylor

The estate folder (#601) for Franklin Pierce Taylor contains a copy of his Last Will and Testament, a codicil to the will and an inventory of his estate.

His estate was left to his widow, Cornelia E. Rivers Taylor and his three sons, James Oscar, Edwin R. and Karl F. Taylor.

Sadly, Cornelia and Edwin R. passed away before the estate was settled. Edwin R. passed away in August 1899 and his Mother, Cornelia E. died 1 March 1906.  Then in August 1913, Karl Franklin passed away leaving James Oscar the sole surviving heir to the estate of his father, Franklin Pierce Taylor.








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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-JJ9D-RJ?cc=1911928&wc=MP59-ZNL%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191134501 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > image 978 of 1488; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.


Friday, January 5, 2018

James M. Holifield and Sarah Catherine Rivers

In the 1850’s sometime after the Census was taken Luke Rivers and his wife Mary Selina Johns moved their family from Chesterfield County, South Carolina to Jones County Mississippi joining his brother Mark and sister Emelia ‘Milly’ Rivers Holifield.

Luke, Mark, and Amelia were sons and daughter of Mark Rivers and Annie Parker of Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Luke Rivers and his family can be found in the 1860 Census for Jones County, Mississippi. 

1860 Census - Jones County, MS

In the Census above, two of Luke’s children, the two oldest daughters, have married and moved from within the household of their father. The two youngest children are still at home but Sarah Catherine will not be there very long.

In 1862, Sarah Catherine marries James M. Holifield, son of John C. “Cow John” Holifield and his wife Mary A. Brown. James M. Holifield and Sarah Catherine Rivers were both 18 years of age.

James M. Holifield and Sarah Catharine Rivers had the following children:

i. Almeda M. Holifield was born about 1866 in Jones County, Mississippi. She died before Apr 1888. 
ii. Ira M. Holifield was born about 1872 in Jones County, Mississippi.  She appeared in the census in 1920 as an Inmate in the East Mississippi Insane Hospital.
iii. Mary Jane Holifield, born abt 1874, Jones County, Mississippi; married Charles Matthew Barnes; died 1 Jan 1955, Miami, Dade, Florida.
iv. Vincent David Holifield, born 20 Jun 1881, Jones County, Mississippi; married Mattie Page, 1908; died 5 Nov 1930, Gulf Hammock, Florida.
v. Henry Wyatt Holifield, born 10 Jun 1883, Jones County, Mississippi; married Louise Bertie Speed; died 2 Apr 1965.

John M. Holifield is my 3rd cousin 3 times removed. Sarah Catherine Rivers is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.



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1. 1880, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 126, Page 309C (stamped); Line 36,, Dwelling 22, Family 22;, Household of James HALIFIELD [HOLIFIELD]; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2015); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 651.
2. Patricia N. Edwards & Jean Strickland, Who Married Whom (Ashdown Arkansas 71822: Strickland Books, 1986), page 65.
3. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 168A, Line 6, Family #1065, Dwelling #1065, Household of Luke Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
4. 1860 U. S. Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 705, Line 7, Dwelling #303, Family #303, Household of Luke RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 584.













Thursday, January 4, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday-Conveyance of Property to Daughter

I have written several articles on the importance's of ensuring that Land Deeds are a part of your research strategy. Here is another example of significant genealogical data contained within a Land Deed.

DB 26, pg 478

Transcription:

Mathew Freeman, Jr.
To
Nancy Brewington                               Title to Real Estate
State of South Carolina,
County of Chesterfield,
Know all men by these Presents: that I Mathew Freeman Jr. of the County and State aforesaid, for and in consideration of the sum of One Dollar and the Love and goodwill and affection I bear to my daughter, Nancy Brewington wife of William Brewington of same County and State and for the further consideration of Five dollars to me paid by the said Nancy Brewington, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have given granted sold and released, and by these presents do give grant sell release and convey unto the said Nancy Brewington, that tract of land situate in the County and State aforesaid, being a parcel laid off from the tract on which I reside, bounded on the North by the Lands of William Davis, on the South by Land of W. C. and E. T. Coker, on the East by the "old Toney Mill Pond, on the West by Lands-- containing Twenty-five acres.
Together with all and singular the rights members, hereditaments and appurtenances unto the same belonging or in anywise appertaining. To have and To Hold all and singular the said lands and appurtenances unto herself and her heirs forever.
And I do bind myself, my heirs, executors or administrators to warrant and forever defend the said Nancy Brewington or her heirs or assigns against myself, my heirs, executors or administrators and all other person lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. In testimony whereof I have (inserted) hereunto set my hand and seal this the Seventeenth day of September A. D. 1889 and in the One Hundred and fourteenth years of the Independence and Sovereignty of the United States of America.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of.
O. B. Carter                                                     Matthew X his mark Freeman Jr. {seal}
C. B. Tolson

State of South Carolina,
Darlington County,
Personally came before me O. B. Carter and made oath that he saw the within named Matthew Freeman, Jr. sign, seal and as his act and deed deliver the within Deed and that he with C. B. Tolson witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me this Sept 17th, 1889                                              O. B. Carter
Jno. Z. Hearon {Official Seal}
Notary Public

State of South Carolina,
County of Chesterfield,
I, H. A. Womack, a Notary Public for the State of South Carolina do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Mrs. Martha Freeman wife of the within named Matthew Freeman, did this day appear before me and upon being privately and separately examined by me did declare that she does freely voluntarily and without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever, renounce, release and forever relinquish unto thee within named Nancy Brewington her Heirs and assigns all her interest and estate and also all her right and claim of Dower of in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released. Given under my hand and seal this 20th day of December A. D. 1910.
H. A. Womack {official Seal}                  Martha X her mark Freeman
Notary Public. for S.C. (penciled in)

Recorded Jan. 5th, A. D. 1911.
Listing of genealogical data found:
  • Parent, Father - Matthew Freeman, Jr.
  • Daughter - Love and goodwill and affection I bear to my daughter, Nancy Brewington wife of William Brewington
  • Son-in-Law, Husband of Nancy - Nancy Brewington wife of William Brewington
  • Parent, Mother - Mrs. Martha Freeman wife of the within named Matthew Freeman 




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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DEED BOOK 26: page 478, Mathew Freeman, Jr. To Nancy Brewington, Title to Real Estate; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.


























Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year ~ 2018

2018 New Year
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Wishing all my subscribers and readers a
Happy, Prosperous
New Year






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