Thursday, May 31, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage-Wm. L. Douglas and Mary Sellers

I don’t have the full story of how William L. Douglas and Mary Sellers two young adults who grew up in Chesterfield County, SC came together and married each other in Covington County, Alabama.

But, I think it started in April 1896 when Mary’s father Phillip Albert Sellers passed away leaving his widow Annie Jane Douglas with several teenage and younger children among them being Mary, the youngest at age 11.

In 1910, we find Anna Jane Douglas Sellers, mother of Mary with her daughter Sarah Jane Sellers and son-in law Benjamin J. Hilton in Covington County, Alabama. .

1910 Covinton County
Click to enlarge

It is not known at present exactly when The Hilton, Douglas and Sellers left Chesterfield County and moved to Covington County, Alabama but it was definitely before Mary Sellers and William L. Douglas were married on 25 July 1907 as indicated on the certificate below. 

Sellers-Douglass AL Marriage




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[1] https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61365/TH-1942-34743-1630-11?pid=901669206&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3DFSMarriageAlabama%26h%3D901669206%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D60000&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day 2018

IN REMEMBRANCE
of

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THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR ALL
PROTECTING OUR HOMELAND














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[1] www.google.com/images









Saturday, May 26, 2018

Its Family Time~Mary Florence Brock Finlayson


Mary Florence Brock was born in May 1871 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. a daughter of Peter Haley Brock and Mary Ellen Liles. Mary Florence grew up in a large family with 8 sisters and 2 brothers.

At age 19, Mary Florence Brock and  Burruss Finlayson were married in 1890. Burruss  Finlayson, son of Murdock Uriah Finlayson and Martha Lucinda Pate, was born on 14 February 1868 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He was a Retail Merchant in Dry Goods. 

Sadly, on 4 June 1903 at the age of 32, Mary Florence Brock Finlayson passed away Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. Mary Florence was buried in the Old Saint David’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Mary Florence Brock Finlayson is my 2nd Cousin twice removed.





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1. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 003, Page: 292B(stamped); Line 7, Dwelling 49, Family 55, Household of P. H. [Peter Haley] BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 31 March 2013); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
2. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 18, Page 11A/57(Stamped); Line 15, Dwelling 191, Family 201, Household of Burris FINLAYSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 31 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Who Were the Parents of McCarroll Sellers?

For years my friend and fellow researcher Marie Gulledge Wiggins searched for the parents of McCarroll Sellers. Many researchers joined her in this quest but they all came up empty handed.
McCarroll Sellers first appears in the 1850 Census with his wife Louisa and 6 children in the 1850 Census for Chesterfield County.

1850 Census, Chesterfield, SC

The McCarroll Sellers family is enumerated in every census from 1850-1880 for Chesterfield County.
On 17 July 2016, I believe I made a major finding concerning this family while browsing through the Chesterfield County Probate record.

I believe Probate Record #454, Flora Sellers is the mother of two sons names within the probate record:
  • McCarroll Sellars/Sellers
  • Joseph B. Sellars/Sellers
The Estate folder consists of 21 images. Image 1450 of the estate names two distributees, sons of Flora Sellers – McCarroll Sellers and J. B. Sellers.

Flora Sellers Distributive Shares.

Transcription:
By amt paid E. S. Davis afc 10.21
‘’ “ “ J. B. Sellers in full
of my distributive share of Estate 5.00
“ “ paid McCarroll Sellers his
distributive share of Estate 5.00
“ “ paid State + county taxes 6.49

This is the first clue and the only known document where these two men are named as distributees in an Estate. Clearly this probate folder indicates that Flora Sellers could be the mother of both McCarroll and J. B. Sellers.

I believe half of this puzzle who been found and documented. Now if we could determine the male Sellers that Flora McNair married then the puzzle would be complete.

Calvin B. McNair requested Letters of Administration from the Probate Courts to administer the Estate of Flora Sellers. He did this because  Flora  Sellers nee McNair was his sister.  

If you have any information about Flora McNair Sellers or McCarroll Sellers please contact me.








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[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 149B (stamped); Line 3, Dwelling 791, Family 791, Household of McCarrol SELLARS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 May 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19420-62491-99?cc=1911928 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0384-0469 > image 1439 of 1665; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.






Monday, May 21, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~1830 Land Conveyance Between Father and Son~Archibald Boan to Charles Boan.



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

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

Today’s subject is an 1830 Land Conveyance Between Father and Son-Archibald Boan to Charles Boan.1

Arch Boan 95










Charles Boan pg 96








Transcription:

Archd Boan to Charles Boan Conveyance

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
                                                 Know men by these presents that I Archibald Boan of Chesterfield District in the state aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of Seventy dollars to me in hand paid by Charles Boan of Chesterfield district in the state aforesaid. I the said Archibald Boan have bargained sold and released and by their presence do grant bargain and sell and release unto the said Charles Boan all that tract or parcel of land containing fifty Acres of land situated in Chesterfield district lying and being on a branch of Bear Creek called the Horsepen branch bounded on all sides by vacant land granted by his excellency to Elisha Parker the 25th day of January 1785 unto the Elisha Parker and hath such forms and marks as the plat herewith delivered represents together with all and singular rights members hereditaments and appurtenances  to the said premises belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Charles Boan his heirs and assigns forever. I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors and Administrators to warrant and [for] ever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Charles Boan his heirs and afsigns against myself any heirs and against every other person who lawfully claim it-or to claim the same or any part thereof as Witnefs my hand and seal June 1st day 1830.
Curtis Therrell}                                          s/Archibald Boan {Seal}
John L. P. Boan}              
                                  
Page 96
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District} Personally appeared John L P Boan and after sworn sayeth that he saw Archibald Boan sign seal + and as his Act and deed deliver the within instrument of writing for the uses and purposes set forth and that Curtis Therrell together with himself witnefsed the due execution of the same.
Sworn to before me this}                              John  L. P. Boan
26th day of June 1830} This Deed was recorded June 26th 1830 in Book M No. 12
John Craig, Clk.}   pages 9 + 10, which book was destroyed by Genl. Sherman’s Army.
Recorded Febry 15th 1867
Original Dlvr to Charles Boan









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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DEED BOOK #1: Pages 95 and 96, Archibald Boan to Charles Boan Conveyance; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.  


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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DEED BOOK #1: Pages 95 and 96, Archibald Boan to Charles Boan Conveyance; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Chesterfield County SC~Estate Folder #357 – Change of Guardian-Gertrude Covington Perkins

Each week, on Sunday, I will select an Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County and discuss its contents. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resource if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
Today we will be looking at the following Estate folder: 1

Estate Folder #357
Images 604 thru 666

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NQ9J-CC?i=603&wc=MPPR-PTP%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C190904401&cc=1911928

Gertrude Covington Perkins was the fourteenth (14) child of John Henry Perkins and his wife Nancy Jane Davis. John Henry died in 1885 when Gertrude was 8 years old. Her Mother, Nancy died in 1887 when Gertrude was just a mere child of 10.

Gertrude's older sister Laura Virginia Davis Thurman wife of Dr. Benjamin Hill Thurman was named as Guardian of her sister Gertrude Covington Perkins.

At age 17, Gertrude Covington Perkins left home and went to Darlington County with her future husband Clarence C. Medlin and they were married there by Rev. N. L. Swett in 1895.

Gertrude Covington Perkins 
The last which I have to chronicle was a runaway match.  Mr. Clarence Medlin and Miss Gertrude Perkins of Cheraw left town last night about dark and went to the residence of the Rev. N. L. Swett, in Marlboro, about four miles from town and were married . Some of the family, I Learn, opposed the match, but when two people make up their minds to get married their friends and relatives might just as well stand aside and allow them to go their own way. 2


Ltr-G. C. Medlin

Translation:
South Carolina}
Chesterfield County} In Probate Ct.    
To Thos. L. Hewitt Judge of Probate
The petitioner Gertrude C. Medlin nee Perkins - shows to the Court that she is seventeen years of age and has a personal estate of two Hundred and fifty dollars and her sister L. V. Thurman who has heretofore been her guardian desires to be relieved and petitioner desires that her husband Clarence C. Medlin be appointed in her place as guardian and she will ever pray +c.
Jany 26 1895                    S/Gertrude C. Medlin

I haven't figured out what happen to Gertrude after 1900 but by 1916 her husband was remarried and in 1910 her son Clifton is living with her sister Laura Virginia Thurman. .

Gertrude Covington Perkins Medlin is my 2nd cousin 3 times removed.









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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Gertrude Covington Perkins; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 18 May 2018); Probate Folder #357
[2] Found by and provided to Charles Purvis by Helen Skipper. Hyperlink no longer active. [http://www.palmettoroots.org/marriagessc.html/]

Saturday, May 19, 2018

It’s Family Time~James Franklin Perkins & Margaret Emmeline Davis


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James Franklin Perkins was born on 23 February 1826 in either Virginia or North Carolina according to census data. His parents are unknown. He and John Henry Perkins are believed to be brothers and sons of  David Perkins or John Perkins.

James Franklin Perkins married Margaret Emmeline Davis about 1855. This date is based on the birth of their first-born, William A. Perkins on  4 August 1859. Also, the 1900 Census shows that they were married for 45 years with 14 Children of which 12 were living at time the census was taken. 

James Franklin was a successful farmer in the Court House township. .

James Franklin Perkins and Margaret Emeline Davis had the following children:

i. William A. Perkins, born 4 Aug 1859, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Georgia A. Caulder, 1904, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 30 Jun 1940, Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina.
ii. Julia Elizabeth Perkins, born 15 Mar 1862, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married George Washington Rivers, abt 1912, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 1 Jan 1950, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. Margaret Ardelia Perkins was born in 1865 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Julian B. Perkins was born in 1867 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Mary Frances Perkins, born 16 Feb 1871, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Carl Alfree Lawson, 23 Aug 1891; died 23 Jul 1952, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
vi. Eliza Jane Perkins, born 16 Feb 1871, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Lloyd Lee Shaw, 30 Nov 1902, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 11 Jun 1947, Gadsden County, Florida.
vii. John D. Perkins was born in 1872 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He last found in the 1930 census.
viii. James E. Perkins was born in 1873 or 1874 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ix. Catherine Virginia "Katie" Perkins, born Feb 1877, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Walter L. Giles, 1897; died 16 Jan 1930, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
x. Dr. David Richard Perkins, born 2 Jun 1878, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married M. Arlena Sturdivant, June 5, 1904 , Union County, North Carolina; died 12 Nov 1930, Monroe, Union, North Carolina.
xi. Infant Perkins was born in 1880 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died about 1880 at the age of 0.
xii. Minnie Perkins, born 13 Oct 1884, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Charles A. Horton, 1 Jan 1913, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 6 Aug 1949, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina.
xiii. Iris Lena Perkins was born on 3 Jul 1886 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 17 Jan 1956 at the age of 69.

James Franklin Perkins died on 22 November 1910. His wife, Margaret Emmeline, would live another 18 years passing away on  18 March 1926. Both are buried in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The WILL of Margaret Emmeline Davis Perkins  can be accessed here:
https://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2015/06/amanuensis-mondaywill-of-maggie-e.html

Margaret Emmeline Davis Perkins is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.











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1. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 651. Tombstone of J. F. PERKINS; 23 February 1836–22 November 1910, Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 119, Line 29, Dwelling 359, Family 358, Household of James F. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2012); 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 305A, Line 19, Family 343, Dwelling 343, Household of J. F. PERKINS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1491.
4. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 323C, Line 22, Dwelling 222, Family 222, Household of James F. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
5. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page 106B/22B; Line 97, Dwelling 416, Family 423, Household of James F. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
6. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page 130B/ 4B; Line 73, Dwelling 67, Family 67, Household of James F. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 18 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
7. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995. Tombstone of Margaret E. DAVIS PERKINS.
8. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 178A, Line 8, Dwelling 1219, Family 1219, Household of William Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
9. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 40, Page 3B/159B; Line 64, Dwelling 51, Family 53, Household of G. W. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 23 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.

























Thursday, May 17, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage Licensee-Tucker-Brooks

On 2 June 1869 the Clerk in the Register of Deeds for Stanly County, North Carolina issued a marriage license to one Levi Tucker and Perline Brooks.

So before we go any further I’m going to name all the parties mentioned on this License.

Levi Tucker –Groom
George Tucker + Sarah Morton – Parents of Groom

Perline Brooks – Bride
Joshua Brooks + Polly Huneycutt – Parents of Bride

These are the names as listed in the top 3/4 of the embedded marriage licensee issued in June 1869.

Marriage-Tucker-Allman


As indicated by the bottom 2/3 of this licensee the couple were married on 6 June 1869 by John Brooks, JP..

Marriage Levi Tucker


Transcription:

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Stanly County.

                                          THIS CERTIFIES THAT Levi Alman son of George Tucker and Sarah Alman, and Sarah Brooks daughter of Joshua Brooks and Perlina Brooks were, by me, united in the Bonds of Matrimony on the 6 day of June A. D. 1869, conformably to the ordinance of God and the Laws of the State.
                                                                                          s/John Brooks, JP

If you pay real close attention to this marriage certificate by John Brooks it would seem that he had one too many sips before arriving to perform this ceremony.

In this document the Justice of the Peace states that Levi Alman married Sarah Brooks and that Perlina is the bride’s mother. All the information for the bride is entered erroneously by the JP on the marriage document. The only thing that is correct is the name of her Father.
  
Also Levi is no longer a Tucker but now he is an Alman/Allman. There is an explanation for some of this while the completion of the marriage licensee is just pure complacency.

Levi Tucker, aka Levi Allman was the son of Sarah Allman. His father was most likely George Tucker but George Tucker and Sarah Allman were never married.








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[1] "North Carolina, Marriages Record, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 15 May 2018), Marriage: Levi Tucker to Perline Brooks.







Monday, May 14, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~The Last Will and Testament of Isaac Berkley 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 Chesterfield County, SC Will of Isaac Berkley Rivers.1

Isaac B. Rivers WILL, pg 1Isaac B. Rivers WILL, pg 2

Transcription:

South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
In the name of God Amen.
I I. B. Rivers of Chesterfield County, South Carolina, being of sound and understanding + desiring to manage my worldly affairs while I may - do ordain, publish + declare the following as my last Will + Testament revoking & declaring void all former Wills by me made----
I. I direct that all my just debts + funeral expenses be paid + that I be suitably laid to rest and my grave marked.
II. That after the 1st clause of my Will is carried out, I give, devise and bequeath unto my son tos  John L. Rivers two thirds (2/3) of rest and residue of my estate of every kind, real, personal + mixed and to my daughter Lizzie White wife of Eddie White, 1/3 (one third) of the rest, residue + remainder of all my property of every kind, real, personal + mixed-
It being my intention that my said son and daughter shall receive everything I have after the 1st Clause herein is carried out.--
III. I have not overlooked my wife + other children who have deserted me + I have, so I consider, sufficient means for not remembering them.
IV. I nominate, constitute and appoint A. F. Davis the Executor of my Will---
In testimony whereas I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 14th day of February, A. D. 1913.
Signed, Sealed, Published}
+ declared as and far}
the last will + Testament of}                                                 I. B. Rivers
I. B. Rivers}
in the presence of us,}
who in his presence}
+ at his request and}
in the presence of each}
other have subscribed}
our names as}
witnesses hereto}
W. J. Perry}
D. R. Teal}
M. J. Hough}

South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
I. W. J. Perry, do hereby certify that {illegible} attending I. B. Rivers and in my opinion he is fully competent mentally to transact business + to make this Will.
Febry. 14th, 1913 W. J. Perry, M.D.


Isaac B. Rivers and his wife Effie Wadsworth had a family of 9 children; 4 sons and 5 daughters. In the 1910 Census only Isaac and his son John Lewis are enumerated in his (Isaac ) household.0

Isaac wrote his Will on 14 February 1913. He died 27 March 1913. He was buried in the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Isaac’s wife, Effie Wadsworth, is my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed.  



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Note: Plus sign (+) used in place of Ampersand

[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N39T-WN?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-GP8%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C192152101 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 1209-1314 > image 743 of 1633; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.










































Sunday, May 13, 2018

Chesterfield County SC~Estate Folder #642 – Minnie Brock, et al


Each week, on Sunday, I will select an Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County and discuss its contents. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resource if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Today we will be looking at the following Estate folder:

Estate Folder #642
Images 52 thru 66


https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N3FX-1?i=51&wc=MPP5-3TT%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191220701&cc=1911928

On October 12, 1897, Irvin Samuel Brock, a widower, died unexpectedly leaving 4 small children ranging in age from 7 to 19.  This probate for Guardianship of these children was a result of his death.

Minnie Brock Guardianship.


Transcription:

South Carolina}
Chesterfield County} In Probate Court-
ExParte-
Minnie Brock, May Brock Alliene Brock and Coit Brock
I. That they are infants over the age of fourteen years and their father and mother have both died and they are entitled to a small estate coming from their father life insurance amounting to 800 along with their brother Coit Brock who is an infant under the age of fourteen and who lives with them.
II. That in order to get the said insurance money it is necessary to have a guardian appointed and they desire that their Uncle P. H. Brock be appointed guardian for themselves and their brother Coit Brock.
Wherefore they pray that said P. H. Brock be appointed guardian for them and will ever pray &c                      Dec 18th 1897
                                                                s/Minnie Brock
                                                                s/May Brock
                                                               s/Alliene Brock

Irvin Samuel and Peter Haley Brock were brothers and businessmen in Cheraw, South Carolina. It was no surprise that Peter Haley Brock stepped in to act as guardian for these children.

These children are my 2nd Cousins twice removed.








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"South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N3FX-1?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-3TT%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191220701 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0638-0757 > image 52 of 1623; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.










Saturday, May 12, 2018

Its Family Time~Dr. Benjamin Hill Thurman Family

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Dr. Benjamin Hill Thurman was born on 14 Apr 1860 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia. Benjamin died 29 Nov 1904 at the age of 44 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Dr. Benjamin Hill Thurman and Laura Virginia Perkins were married in 1886.

Laura Virginia Perkins, daughter of John Henry Perkins and Nancy Jane Davis, was born on 15 May 1856 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 10 Dec 1943 at the age of 87 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Benjamin Hill Thurman and Laura Virginia Perkins had the following children:
i. Robert Thomas Thurman was born on 6 May 1888 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. Robert died on 20 Oct 1900 at the age of 12 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. James L. Thurman was born on 23 Mar 1897 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on the day and was buried in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. Benjamin Hill Thurman, Jr. was born on 7 Nov 1890 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 28 Sep 1987 at the age of 96 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Rufus Randolph Thurman, was born 6 Jul 1893, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Anne Kennedy Deloache, 1920; died 31 Aug 1942, Florence County, South Carolina.

Estate folders can be found on-line for both Benjamin Hill Thurman and his wife, Laura Virginia Perkins Thurman. The probate folder for Benjamin is Probate Folder #878; the folder for Laura Virginia is Estate Folder #922.

Laura Virginia (Perkins) Thurman is my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed. 















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1. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 145, Line 7, Dwelling 726, Family 724, Household of John H. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
2. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 308B; Line 25, Dwelling 407, Family 407, Household of John H. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 13 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
3. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 331D; Line 3, Dwelling 385, Family 385, Household of John H. PERKINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
4. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, , ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
5. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0033, Page: 13B/60B (stamped); Line 55, Dwelling 239, Family 242, Household of Laura THURMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.
6. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 36, Page: 5B/66B (stamped); Line 69, Dwelling 95, Family 100, Household of Laura THURMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 17 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
7. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page: 9A/183AB (stamped); Line 24, Dwelling 191, Family 195, Household of Laura THURMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 17 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 17 August 2011); Memorial page for Dr. Benjamin Hill Thurman; (14 April 1860–29 November 1904); Find a Grave memorial # 50231403, Citing Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
9. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Laura Virginia Perkins Thurman (15 May 1856–10 December 1943), Memorial # 50231609.
10. Laura V Thurman, death certificate (long) 014149 (10 December 1943), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.


























Friday, May 11, 2018

Early “Perkins Men” in Chesterfield County, South Carolina

There is no doubt that John Henry Perkins, Sr., born 1 February 1818 was one of the early Perkins men in Chesterfield County. But, after many years of research his parents have yet to be identified. Many say his parents were James Perkins and Lucy Stanley of Virginia. The problem with this is there is no proof.

Census shows that the first Perkins to moved into Chesterfield County were David and John Perkins and they are the only PERKINS enumerated in the 1800-1810 Census. 

By 1820, the only Perkins enumerated in Chesterfield County is DAVID PERKINS.

Remember above I said “many say his (John Henry, b. 1818) parents are James Perkins and Lucy Stanley of Virginia. This does not seem possible since there was no James Perkins in Chesterfield County between 1800-1830. It appears to me that John Henry Perkins must be either a son of David Perkins or John Perkins.

In  1830, the ONLY Perkins listed is Bilsey Perkins. Bilsey Perkins is the wife of Stringer Perkins, son of David or John Perkins. Bilsey is a misnomer; her real name is Bilzer (Stringer) Perkins.

Search of early newspapers for this county has the following listings:
  • 333. Charles Evans, 450 acres of land in Chesterfield County, Cheraw district, bounded by land of David Perkins and others. [City Gazette, March 19, 1800] This may be David Perkins, Jr. 
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  • State of South Carolina.
  • In the Senate
    December 18, 1809
    Carolina Gazette, August 31, 1810
    For Chesterfield – At the court house, managers, Erasmus Powe, Joseph Ellerby and William Chapman. At the house of John Bailes, Hugh Blakeney, John Perkins and Henry Jackson. The managers to meet the third day, at Chesterfield court-house, count over the votes and declare the election. One senator and one representative to be elected.
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ELECTIONS.
    In the House of Representative
    December 18, 1822
    Southern Chronicle, August 7. 1822, Column 3
    For Chesterfield – At the court house, managers, Hugh Craig, John Chapman, jun. and Oliver Spencer. … At Welsh’s store, managers, Jacob Mangum, John Wadsworth and Hugh A. Welsh. At Benjamin Outlaw’s, managers Stringer Perkins, John Middleton and John Horton.

    Stinger Perkins Esquire was mentioned several times along with Levi Pate in the Court martial of Brig. General James Blair, 5th Brigade. [City Gazette, Charleston, SC, 20 November 1826]

    John Henry Perkins married Nancy Jane Davis, daughter of William Davis and Julia Thurman.
    To this union was born 14 children.

    Nancy Jane Davis Perkins is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.











Monday, May 7, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Stanly County, NC Will of Elizabeth Stallings Dry, 1892

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 Stanly County, NC Will of Elizabeth Stallings Dry, 1892 1

Elizabeth Stallings Dry WILL, pg 1-2Elizabeth Stallings Dry WILL, pg 3&4

Transcription:

N. C. Stanly County May the 7th 1892
I Elizabeth Dry of the aforesaid County and State being of Sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of my Earthly Existence Do make this my last will and testament in manner and forever herein after mentioned I. E.
1st that my Executors herein after mentioned Shall after my Decease provide for my body a decent Burial and pay all Expenses out of the first money that Shall come in to their hand my will and desire is for my Son D. M. Dry to Shares twenty dollars out of the estate as a devised item to make him level with the rest of my children my will is for Allice Dry my son G. W. Drys wife to have my Cupboard with all the ware that belongs to it and that my son G. W. Dry to have the [a]bove cupboard at Allice death also my will is for C. F. Dry my son to have twenty dollars  to make him equal with the balance of my children  and if my son J. T. Dry is not sattisfied my Executors shall allow or him five dollars more to make him twenty and that will make him Equal with the rest of my children. My Executors herein after mentioned shall have authority to collect all monies that is due and owing tome after collecting all the debts owing to me my Executors Shall Devid <sic> the money with all my children C. F. Dry[,] J. T Dry[,] D. M. Dry[,]J. W. Dry[,] G. W. Dry[,] C.  J. Furr and her children [,] Julian Morton and children[,] Sallie C. Efird and her children my will and desire is that all my estate shall [be] divided equally between my children share and share alike I. E. after the aforesaid divide is taken from my Estate now such house property and farming utensils, wagons, buggies as I may be own of at my decease if my children can agree and divide and if disagreement then my Executors shall sell all such tangible property that (my children disagree on the division of)(Inserted)  may own  at my decease and divid <sic> the proceed with all my bodily heirs Shear and Shear a like <sic>
Last I appoint my sons D. M. Dry and G. W. Dry Executors to this my last will and testament furthermore declair <sic> all wills heretofore made by me to be null and void where of I have Set my hand and Seal the day and year above written.
Witness D. I. Coley                         Elizabeth X her mark Dry {Seal}
A. F. Huneycutt



Elizabeth Stallings Dry was the wife of Alexander Monroe ‘Sandy’ Dry. Elizabeth and Sandy were issued a Marriage Bond in Cabarrus County, NC on 4 Dec 1844. Their exact marriage date has not been proven. 

To this union were born 9 children; 5 sons and 4 daughters. All are mentioned in the above Will with the exception of Elizabeth Dry born June 1860.

Alexander Monroe 'Sandy' Dry, husband of Elizabeth Stallings, is my 2nd Cousin 4 times removed.











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[1] WILL on Ancestry.com-- https://goo.gl/A6jaq6
[2] Probate Folder - "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9CF-2X4S?cc=1911121&wc=Q649-ZJZ%3A1066690002%2C183258601%2C1066691719 : 21 May 2014), Stanly County > D > Dry, Elizabeth (1892) > image 2 of 29; State Archives, Raleigh.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

A Virginia Death Certificate~Juanita Freeman Dzimitrowicz

While doing some research in Virginia, I came across this death certificate for Juanita Freeman Dzimitrowicz.

Juanita Freeman was born April 1921 in Chesterfield County , SC, a daughter of Thomas Benjamin Freeman and Martha Ellen White. 

DC _ Juanita Freeman
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Juanita married Stanley Walter Dzimitrowicz about 1947. Stanley was a navy serviceman with approximately 10 years of service when he married Juanita Freeman.

Stanley and Juanita had 4 children of which one, a son, died as a 2 month old infant. They are buried in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach City, Virginia.








Saturday, May 5, 2018

Its Family Time~John W. Deese and Harriett A. Sellers

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John W. Deese was born 15 Jul 1839 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina, a son of Mary Ann Deese.

He served in during the Civil War with Company B, North Carolina 31st Infantry Regiment enlisting on 03 Oct 1861.

John died on 12 Jun 1915 at the age of 75 and was buried on 13 Jun 1915 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.

John W. Deese and Harriet A. Sellers were married on 16 Jan 1873 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.

Harriet A. Sellers, daughter of Phillip A. Sellers and Martha Ann Brooks, was born on 14 Feb 1851 in Anson County, North Carolina. Her Last Will + Testament, on file in Anson County, is dated 17 Mar 1917. Harriet died on 6 Jul 1925 at the age of 74 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina. She was buried on 6 Jul 1925 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.

John W. Deese and Harriet Sellers Deese are buried at Morven Cemetery in Morven, Anson County, North Carolina.

John W. Deese and Harriet A. Sellers had the following children:

i. Derette Deese was born about 1875 in Anson County, North Carolina. She died before 1925.
ii. Mary Evelyn "Evie" Deese, born 20 Mar 1876, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Alonzo Hampton Boswell, abt 1895; died 21 Oct 1949, Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina.
iii. Minnie Deese, born 14 Oct 1877, Anson County, North Carolina; married Lewis E. Eddins; died 29 Dec 1948, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
iv. Nezzie Lee Deese, born Oct 1878, Anson County, North Carolina; married Peter Hugh Swink, abt 1898, Anson County, North Carolina; died 29 Apr 1951, Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina.
v. Flora Elizabeth Deese was born on 9 Aug 1879 in Anson County, North Carolina. She died on 2 Sep 1954 at the age of 75 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina. She was buried on 3 Sep 1954 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
vi. James Bradley Deese, born 14 Feb 1883, Anson County, North Carolina; married Margaret Ellie Jones; died 14 Mar 1946, Laurinburg, Scotland, North Carolina.
vii. Ann Eliza Deese, born Sep 1884, Anson County, North Carolina; married J. Bunn Price; died 15 Apr 1954, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
viii. John Lucian Deese, born 19 Apr 1885, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Lela Aileen Purvis, 1910; died 20 Jan 1954, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
ix. William Cleveland Deese, born 28 Jul 1886, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Rosa Vertie Previtte, 12 Mar 1916, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; died 5 Dec 1965, Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina.
x. Hellen Deese, born 9 Sep 1888, Anson County, North Carolina; married M. W. Mowery; died 1 Jul 1960, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
xi. Edward W. Deese, born 28 Dec 1891, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Mary Eliza Brock, 24 Jul 1923, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; died 10 Sep 1948, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
xii. Julius Elbert Deese was born in Jan 1894 in Anson County, North Carolina. He was born on 2 Jan 1896 in Anson County, North Carolina. He died on 20 Feb 1950 at the age of 56 in Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina. 

Harriett A. Sellers Deese is my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed. 



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1. 1880 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 2, Page 345D; Line 29, Dwelling 137, Family 151, Household of John DEESE; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 951.
2. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 7, Page: 8A/134A (stamped), Line 31, Dwelling 135, Family 136, Household of John DEESE; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
3. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0011, Page 13B/164B (stamped); Line 59, Dwelling 183, Family 191, Household of John W. DEESE; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
4. 1860 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 278B (page 116 , top right corner); Line 27, Dwelling 899, Family 864, Household of Philip SELLERS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 887.
5. 1920 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 13, Page 18B/198B (stamped); Line 78, Dwelling 231, Family 231, Household of Harriett DEESE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T625, Roll: 1283.