Saturday, June 30, 2018

It’s Family Time~Francis M. Brock and Lohoma Six

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Sometime back in the early 1800 my 4th Great Grand Uncle left Chesterfield County with his family and moved to Hinds County, Mississippi.

I believe this migration occurred sometime around 1818 when Gilbert Purvis, James F. Purvis, Joseph Purvis, Henry Howell, William Brock, Valentine Brock and his wife Elizabeth Lundy and many other families left Chesterfield and migrated into Henry County, Georgia, onward to Clarke County, Alabama and finally settling in Mississippi..

William settles his wife Charlotte and his 7 children in hinds County, Mississippi. At the time of their settlement Francis and his baby sister were not yet born and Sarah would see the arrival of her baby brother, in 1823, at the tender age of three. 

Francis M. Brock was born about 1824 in Washington Parish, Louisiana. His father, William was a farmer and son Francis followed in his father's footsteps. In late 1843 or early 1844 (before 22 Jan 1844) his father would pass away. His Mother had already passed away sometime between 1830 and 1840 with his Father remarrying in September 1842. Tragically, the step-mother, Katherine Delilah Jordan, would also pass away before 22 December 1845.

Francis M. Brock would marry Lohama Six on 23 Dec 1840 in Hinds County, Mississippi. Lohama Six, was the daughter of Phillip Six and Charlotte Selser. Lohoma was born about 1820 in MS. She died about 1887 at the age of 67 in Cayuga, Hinds Co., MS.

Francis M. Brock and Lohama Six had one known child:

i. Emily "Emma" Brock, born abt 1842, MS; married David Henderson Larr.



Francis M. Brock is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.










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1. 1860 U. S. Census, Hinds County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cayuga P.O.; Hinds County, Mississippi, Page: 613(penciled), Line 40, Dwelling 900, Family 911, Household of F. M. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 May 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 582.
2. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (https://www.fold3.com/image/65585912? : accessed 3 Jan 12016), entry for F. M. Brock, Private; Sixth Battalion, Cavalry AND Seventh Cavalry; Confederate,.
3. 1880, Hinds County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cayuga P.O.; Hinds County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 010, Page 256D (stamped), Line 1, Dwelling 69, Family 69, Household of Frank BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 May 2016); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 648.












Thursday, June 28, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~Bond for Marriage Licensee~John Hunnicutt, Sr. to Lucy Thornton

This past week I have spent quite some time on Hunnicutt, Huneycutt and Honeycutt research. The Huneycutt's are part of my paternal line and beginning with my Great Grandmother Louvena Huneycutt Deese (Oct 1855 – Oct 1889). The first Hunnicutt arrived in Virginia in 1635.

William HUNCOTE was born in 1600 in England. He emigrated on 24 Jul 1635 from London, England. He died in Surrey County, VA. He was English. On July 24, 1635, William Huncote, age 35, set sail on the ship "Assurance" from the port of London, England to Virginia. 1

John Hunnicutt Marriage
Transcription:
Know all men by these presents that we John Hunnicutt senior and John Bartle are held an\d firmly bound unto his Excellency James Barbour Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia + to his Sucefsors for the use of the Commonwealth in the penal sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid to the said James Barbour Esquire Governor as aforesaid, + to his Sucefsors to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, executors + administrators firmly by these presents—Sealed with our seals + dated this third day of December 1814---
THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a Marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Joh Hunnicutt Senr + Lucy Thornton agreeable to be ceremonies of the Church of which they are Members NOW if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force + virtue.
Signed, sealed and}                           Jno Hunnicutt, Sr. {Seal}
acknowledged in pre-}                       John Bartle {Seal}
sence of }
John Trauleon

The marriage between John Hunnicutt and Lucy Thornton was solemnized on 10 December 1814.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9396-ZT8Q-2?i=38&cc=1468642

John & Lucy Thornton Hunnicutt










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NOTE: + substituted for ampersand
[1] https://www.genealogy.com/ftm/b/a/r/Deanna-L-Barton/GENE41-0001.html
[2] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9396-ZYQB-N?i=17&cc=1468642
[3] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9396-ZT8Q-2?i=38&cc=1468642













Monday, June 25, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Another Mary Kizzie Brock 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 a Chesterfield County, SC Deed~A. G. Bright as Trustee   To   Kizzie M. Bullard. 1

Mary Kizzie Brock or Kizzie Mary Brock is an enigma. Mary first shows up in the 1880 Census as the 3 year old niece of Charles A. and Sarah J. Brock. She is listed as M. K. Brock.
MK Brock, 1880
Quite some time passed by before I found her name again and that document turned out to be a Chesterfield County Land Deed (DB 5, pages 782-785). I wrote about this land deed here:
https://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-cestui-que-trust.html

In that Land Deed it states that Mary Kizzie Brock is a child of Irvin Samuel Brock.


Land Deed DB 5

So up to this point we know that Mary Kizzie Brock is a niece of Charles A. Brock and daughter of Irvin Samuel Brock. No other record of Mary  Kizzie Brock has been found until this week. (Thank you Chesterfield County and South Carolina for putting all Land Deeds on-line).

This week I found a new Land Deed (DB 17, pages 533-536) -
A. G. Bright as Trustee   To Kizzie M. Bullard.

From this Deed I learned who Kizzie married and was able to find additional information about her though I’m not sure what her husband middle initial/name really is but I think it "T" based on further research. .

DEED BOOK 17, page 536-page-001DEED BOOK 17, page 533-page-001DEED BOOK 17, page 534-page-001DEED BOOK 17, page 535-page-001

Transcription:

A. G. Bright as Trustee}
To }                             Deed
Kizzie M. Bullard}
To all whom these Presents may come,
Greeting:
             Whereas Lucy Brock late of the County of Chesterfield, State of South Carolina by her Deed bearing Date the 18th Day of March 1880 conveyed the property hereinafter Described to Wm. T. Powell, in trust, for the uses and trusts fully set forth reference being thereto have, will more fully appear.
             And whereas the said Wm. T. Powell having died many years ago the Court by order, duly appointed A. G. Bright as Trustee to carry out the terms of the said trust Deed, and he has been acting as said trustee.
             And whereas Charles A. Brock and Sarah J. Brock, the immediate beneficiaries and Cestui Que Trusts, in said Deed named have both died, leaving no child, or children, nor did the said Charles A. Brock leave any child, or children of any other wife.
             And whereas Kizzie M. Brock who has since inter-married with one George S. Bullard) was names in said Deed as the sole beneficiary of Cestui Que Trust, after the death of said Charles A. Brock and Sarah J. Brock, should they leave no children, and should the said Charles A. Brock leave no child, or children by any other wife. 
             And whereas the said Kizzie M. Brock has married the said George G. Bullard and has children living and has not forfeited her interest in the said trust, estate under the terms of the said Trust Deed; 
Page 534
             And whereas under the terms of the said Deed, the Trustee is directed on the happening of the events above set forth to convey the premises therein described to the said Kizzie M. Brock, now Bullard; her heirs and assigns absolutely, freed and discharged from all trusts.
No know All men By These presents,That I, A. G. Bright, trustee as aforesaid, by virtue of the power contained in the above mentioned Deed all all other powers me thereunto enabling in consideration of the premises have granted, bargained, sold and released and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said Kizzie M. Bullard, nee Brock, all those parts of three lots in the town of Cheraw in the County of Chesterfield, State of South Carolina, know and named on the plan of said town as number one hundred and fifty six (156), one hundred and fifty seven (157) and one hundred and fifty eight (158), Each being one hundred and fifty feet one way and two hundred feet the other way and all being within the following lines to wit: -Beginning at the corner of lot one hundred  nine and Hugar Street, thence along said street Four hundred feet to the corner of Peter H. Brock lot, formally known as the Western Public Square, and now supposed to be owned by L. D. Harrall thence by said Brock or Harrall line three hundred feet, more or less, to lot one hundred and thirty seven; thence by said last named lot two hundred feet to lot one hundred and fifty nine; thence by the lines of said last named lot to the beginning.
All of which was conveyed to the said Lucy Brock by Deed from Michael Hennesy dated 26th January A. D.1876
Page 535
and which is contained in the said Trust Deed, herein referred to.
             Also part of lot number eleven (11), in the said Town of Cheraw, on the Corner of Market and Front Street of said town (being all of said lot except that part at one time sold by N. D. Stricklin to L. Wicker), and also thirty nine feet on the West end of lot number twelve (12) whereon were the stables occupied by the late Charles A. Brock.
             Together with all and singular the 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 said premises unto the said Kizzie M. Bullard, her heirs and assigns forever.
             And I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators to warrant, and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Kizzie M. Bullard, her heirs and assigns, against me and my heirs Claiming or to Claim the same or any part thereof.
             Witness my hand and seal this 23rd day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and one.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered}
In the presence of }                    A. G. Bright {seal}
A. G. Myers}                                     As Trustee
H. D. Duckworth}
 
U. S. Intr. Rev Stamp  amtg to
One & 5/100 Dollars  Cmr by H. M. B. 8/23/1901
 
 
The State of North Carolina}
Mecklenburg County}
                         Personally appeared before me (Page 536)  A. G. Myers and made oath that he saw the the <sic> within named A. G. Bright, as Trustee, sign seal and as his act and Deed deliver the within written Deed; and that he with H. D. Duckworth witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me this}                          A. G. Meyers
23rd day of March 1901.}
{Official} J. A. H. Russell}
{Seal} Clerk of Superior Court}
Mecklenburg County}
 
 
Recorded this 30 day of Mch 1901 in Book D, Page 11
Fee .25
E. F. Mulloy
Auditor C. C.
 
Recorded 30th March 1901

From this deed I now know that Mary Kizzie Brock married George T. Bullard in 1893. I know that they had two children:
  1. Wilma Mary Bullard, b. 1894
  2. Claude Brock Bullard, b. 1897
I also know that Mary Kizzie Brock died sometime before 1907 and that in 1907 George T. Bullard married Jennie M. Brown and had two children through this marriage. George T. Bullard died in Georgia in 1917 and is buried in the West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia.













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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 17: Page 533-536, A. G. Bright as Trustee To Kizzie M. Bullard; 23 March 1901, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

















Saturday, June 23, 2018

Its Family Time~John M. Sellers


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John M. Sellers was born abt 1810, a son of Phillip and Mary Sellers, Sr. He lived in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

It was here that he met Jerusha Ann Smith, daughter of  Rilah Smith and his wife Timmey Spencer.  John and Jerusha Ann, both age 20, were married in 1830.

To this union were borne the following children:

i. Rilah Sellers, born abt 1831, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Fanny Moore.
ii. Susannah Sellers, born abt May 1833, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Lewis T. Melton Jr.,
iii. Samuel Joseph Sellers Sr., born abt 1835, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Mary Elizabeth Hurst; died Jul 1887.
iv. William Sellers was born about 1837 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Elisha Sellers was born about 1840 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Timothy Sellers was born about 1843 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. John Sellers was born about 1845 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
viii. Fannie Sellers was born about 1843 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Tragically, John M. Sellers died on 23 August 1845 when he suffocated while cleaning the family well.

This left Jerusha Ann a widow with 8 children ranging in age from Infant to age fourteen. She had no choice beyond finding another man, a protector to provide for her.

Jerusha Ann Smith Sellers married the Rev. Joel Gulledge about 1856 (exact date unknown)
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We do know from this marriage contract dated 8 December 1855 that the marriage occurred after the execution of this document.

Partial Transcription of Marriage Contract

The State of South Carolina
Chesterfield District
 
------This agreement between Joel Gulledge, Sr., of the said District and State of the one part, Jerusha Sellers of the same District and State of the second part and Wm. A. Mulloy of the District of Chesterfield and State of South Carolina of the third part. Witnesseth that whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be solemnized between the said Joel Gulledge, Sr., and the said Jerusha Sellers and it is the wish and intention of the said parties…

Rev. Joel Gulledge died 8 May 1861. Jerusha Ann Gulledge died 13 February 1885.

John M. Sellers is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle.



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1. 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, , enumeration district (ED) Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 262; Line 14, Household of Jno. Sellers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 August 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
2. 1840 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 367; Line 25;, Household of J. M. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 August 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M740_Roll 510.
3. "Melancholy Accident.–," Accidental Death, The Charleston Courier, Charleston, SC, 28 August 1845, Page 2, Column 7, Accidental Death of John Sellers in a Well.
5. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 174A(stamped); Line 7, Dwelling 1160, Family 1160, Household of Jerusha SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 August 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
6. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 137(stamped), Line 24, Dwelling 618, Family 617, Household of Joel GULLAGE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 January 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
7. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 137(stamped), Line 24, Dwelling 618, Family 617, Household of Joel GULLAGE.

















Thursday, June 21, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~The Impact of War on The Joseph Purvis Family.




Joseph Purvis, Civil War
Martha Purvis_Power _of_Attorney

Transcription:
APPLICATION.
The State of Mississippi}
Rankin County. Sct. } This day personally Appeared before me, the undersigned Justice of the peace in and for the county and State aforesaid, Martha M. Purvis and made oath the She is the wife -----of the late Joseph Purvis deceased, who left no heir authorized to claim over her therefore She alone is entitled to claim and receive all arrearages of pay, commutation and bounty, due from the Government of the Confederate States of America to said Joseph Purvis as a private in Capt. Stafford Company B , 9 Regiment Mississippi Louisiana Volunteers under Col.
(If the arrears of pay, commutation, +c,, exceeds one hundred dollars this applicant hereby remits such excess to the Government, wishing to avoid the expense, +c, of administering on decedent’s estate.) And at the same time also appeared P. H. Overley--- a reputable and truthful witness, and made oath that the above statement is true and that he is not interested in the same.
                                                          Martha M. Purvis {Seal}
                                                          P. H. Overley {Seal}
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of Jany A. D. 1863.
                                                           A. Harper J. P. {Seal}

Joseph Purvis, born about 1839 in Mississippi was the son of Joseph Purvis, Sr.  and Elizabeth Cook. About 1856 he married Martha Miranda Viney.

By 1861, when the Civil War broke out Joseph and Martha had increased their family with the addition of  three sons borne in  1857, 1859 and 1861.

Joseph delayed his entry into the War until 27 February 1862 at which time he joined Capt. Stafford’s Company ‘B’ 9th Regiment Louisiana Volunteers. Joseph served in many of the major battles during the early part of the war. He was wounded in Battle of Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and died the same day from these wounds. He was 22 years old.

Six months and twenty-one days after entering the war; the 3 boys had lost their father and Martha was a widow. 

Verification of Service and Death.

Joseph Purvis Death

Settlement with Government.
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After the death of Joseph Purvis, Martha Miranda Viney Purvis married Martin L. Boone. On 10 May 1872, they would add another son to the Family, Lee Boone. 

Martha Miranda Viney Purvis Boone died 24 April 1902 in Puckett, Rankin County, Mississippi.











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1. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 3 March 2015), entry for Joseph Purvis, Private; Co. B 9th Regiment Louisiana Infantry; Confederate.
        2. 1850, Simpson County, Mississippi, population schedule, Simpson County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page: 289A; Line 9, Dwelling  27, Family 27, Household of Richard OLDHAM/ODOM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : ‪viewed 2010); citing NARA publication Roll: M432_381.
        3. 1860 U.S. Census, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Rapides Parish, Louisiana;, Page: 31; Line 38, Dwelling 227, Family 228, Household of Joseph PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.Ancestry.com : viewed 6 March 2012); citing NARA publication Roll: M653_423.
        4. Ancestry,Military Service Records, database entry for  Joseph Purvis, Private; Co. B 9th Regiment Louisiana Infantry; Confederate.
        5. 1860 U.S. Census, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Rapides Parish, Louisiana;, Page: 31; Line 38, Dwelling 227, Family 228, Household of Joseph PURVIS.

        6. 1880, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cato, Rankin County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 78, Page: 459C; Line 13, Dwelling NL, Family 488, M. L. BOON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 April 2011); citing NARA publication T9, Roll: 663.




















Monday, June 18, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Chesterfield County Land Deed, Deed Book 10, Queen M. Sellers to Alexander Sellers.



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, Deed Book 10, Queen M. Sellers to Alexander Sellers.
DEED BOOK 10, Page 285-page-001DEED BOOK 10, Page 286-page-001

Queen M. Sellers}
To}                   Deed                                  
Alexander Sellers}
The State of South Carolina}
                         Know all Men by these Presents That I Queen M. Sellers  of the County of Chesterfield in the State aforesaid,for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred Dollars to me in hand paid at and before the sealing of these presents, by Alexander Sellers or Secured to be Paid  by the said Alexander of the same County 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 Alexander Sellers all my undivided right, title and interest in and to all those certain tracts of land belonging to the Estate of the late Wm. M. Burkley deceased, the said lands being devised to me and my brothers and sisters Mary E. Cato[,] Louisa J. Perkins*1 by the last will and testament of the said Wm. M. Burkley deceased and is bounded and described as follows to wit: on the North by lands of James Gordon, on the East by lands of J. F. Pigg, on the South by lands of Miles Hurst and Joel H. Catoe and on the West by lands of Wm B. Odom and James Gordon. 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 Alexander Sellers His Heirs and Assigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself and my Heirs, Executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Alexander Sellers 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 my Hand and Seal this 7th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty five and in the one hundred and ninth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
Signed, Sealed, & Delivered}
In the presence of}                           Queen M. Sellers {Seal}
Wm. J. Gaddy}
E.A. Hartsell}
 
The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
                           Personally appeared before me W. J. Gaddy and made oath that he saw the within named Queen M. Sellers sign, seal, and as her act and deed deliver the within within<sic> Deed; and that with E. A. Hartsell witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me this 29th}
Day of Jany A.D. 1890}                                       Wm. J. Hanna
{Seal} W. J. Hanna
            Clerk
 
Recorded this 2nd day of January 1890 in Book C page 271
                                                 D. M. Barentine
                                                 Auditor Chesterfield County, S.C.
 
Recorded 2nd January 1890

Marie Gulledge Wiggins [MGW] spent many hours researching our Sellers relatives and talking to the older generation. For years genealogist and family historians have debated the lineage of William M. Burkley and his wife Mary. Many say she was Mary Sellers; others say that Mary was a “Rivers.”
It is said the Queen M. Sellers took care of William and Mary Berkely until their deaths and they gave her all of their property in return. {MGW} However, William Berkley WILL states: I will and bequeath all my property both real and personal that I may seized and possess of unto my niece Sarah Frances Hancock to be hers her heirs and assigns forever at my death-..
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You can view William M. Burkley’s Will in this posting.

https://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2014/07/amanuensis-mondaythe-will-of-william-m.html

The Will, on file, does not name Queen M. or Alexander Sellers.

I will and bequeath all my property both real and personal that I may seized and possess of unto my niece Sarah Frances Hancock to be hers her heirs and assigns forever at my death- the real property or estate above mentioned consisting of three tracts of land in said County adjoining each other, the first being the home track of One hundred (100) acres as will show by deed from Charles William Guardian to me made bearing date the 13th day of December A.D. 1843 the second containing thirty-three (33) acres more or less, reference being had to be made to me by Eliza Sellers, the one dated 27th June 1868 and the other dated the 21st day of August 1869 will fully show the third containing two (2) acres more or less will show by deed from Isaac F. Sweeney to me dated the twenty-third day of the December 1861 the personal property above mentioned consisting of stock of all kinds, farming implements household and kitchen furniture and other property to tedious to mention the above to belong to my said niece at my death provided she remains unmarried and reside with me and my said wife as long as either of us shall live and if my said wife shall survive me she my said niece shall take care of her and support her during her life.

William M. Burkley died on 12 October 1879.

The petition of the undersigned respectfully shows----
1st That on or about the 12th day of October 1879[1] William M. Berkley late of the County and state aforesaid, departed this life after having made and executed last Will and Testament leaving a Small estate supposed to be of the value of three hundred and fifty dollars [$350.00].


Queen M . and Alexander Sellers are my 2nd Cousins 3 times removed.

Their parents were James David Sellers and Sarah Ann Gaskins. They had one other sister not mentioned in the land deed above – Eliza Ann  Sellers. Eliza Ann Sellers married Joel H. Douglass. 

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[*1] Louisa J. Sellers married William Jesse Jenkins about 1881
[2] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DEED BOOK 10: pages 285 & 286, Queen M. Sellers to Alexander Sellers; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.







Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fathers Day 2017


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In Remembrance
of
My Dad
Charles William Purvis
(1914-1993)












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[1] Image Courtesy of Google Images via https://www.google.com/search?q=public+domain+father+day+images

It’s Family Time~Julius Johns and Mary Catherine ‘Mamie’ Brock

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Julius Johns and Mary Catherine Brock are my maternal grandparents. They both had passed away long before I was born.

My Grandfather Julius was killed when he was run over by an automobile. Grandma Mamie passed away 1 year 1 month and 1 day later. I knew from my Mother that her dad (my grandfather) had died on 16 May 1937 but I could not find any documentation, It wasn't until my Aunt reminded me that there were no hospital in Chesterfield County in May 1937 that I found his death certificate across the state line in Union County, North Carolina.

Julius and Mamie were married on Sunday, 16 June 1912 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Julius Johns and Mamie Brock Marriage Licensee
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Julius and Mamie would have 8 children one of which was stillborn. Two daughters and 5 sons would live a long and prosperous life.

Grandparents-Julius Johns and Mary Catherine ‘Mamie’ Brock


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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91V-9W97-3?i=491&cat=956700

Monday, June 11, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed, Stephen Crawford To James Griggs



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 Anson County Land Deed, Stephen Crawford To James Griggs.

Deed Book 19, pg 396-page-001Deed Book 19, pg 397-page-002Deed Book 19, pg 398-page-003Deed Book 19, pg 399-page-004

DEED BOOK 19, pages 396-399
 
Stephen Crawford To James Griggs
This indenture made this the 26th day of February in the year of our Lord 1875 between the heirs of Stephen Crawford viz Permelia Crawford [wife], Hannah Sellers and Husband Adam [Aaron] Sellers, Daniel Crawford & wife Sallie, Michael Crawford, William H. Crawford and Elizabeth Crawford all of the county of Chesterfield and State of South Carolina of the one part and Jas. J. Griggs of the County of Anson & State of North Carolina of the other part witnefseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and six dollars & seventy five cents to the said party of the first part in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath sold and conveyed and doth hereby sell and convey to the said party of the second part all that tract or parcel; of land situate & lying in the County of Anson and State of North Carolina on the waters of Cedar Creek  adjoining the lands of Michael Crawford Henry Mand(?) and others bounded as follows beginning on a maple on the West bank of Cedar Creek and runs North 64 Et 34.80 chs to a pine some pine pts. Then No 27 Wt 8.75 chs to a maple 2 pines pts Then So 64 Wt 34.44 chs to a W. Maple on the east side of cedar Creek one maple ptr then down the various courses pf said creek 9.00 chs to the beginning containing thirty and one half acres more or lefs to have and to hold the same with all appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said party of the second part and his heirs + assigns forever and the said party of the first part for the consideration aforesaid doth hereby covenant and agree to warrant and forever defend the premises aforesaid to the said party of the second part his heirs executors adms and assigns against the claims and entry of all persons whatsoever and they doth further covenant that they are seized of the premises in fee simple and hath power to make and convey such an Estate by this indenture and hath done the same by these presents to the said Jas. J. Griggs the said party of the  second part. In witnefs whereof the said party of the first part hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date above written.
Signed Sealed + delivered}                     Stephen Crawford {seal}
In presence of}                                       Permelia Crawford {seal}
                                                                Hannah Sellers {seal}
                                                                Aaron X Sellers {seal}
                                                                David F. Crawford {seal}
                                                                Sarah A. X Crawford {seal}
                                                                Michael Crawford {seal}
                                                                William H. Crawford {seal}
 
State of North Carolina}
Anson County}  In The Probate Court
Whereas a deed of conveyance of a certain tract of [Land] lying and being in the county and State aforesaid made by Stephen Crawford and the heirs of Stephen Crawford to wit Permelia Crawford wife of Stephen Crawford, Aaron Sellers and wife Hannah Sellers, David F. Crawford, Sarah A. Crawford, Michael Crawford and William H. Crawford of the county of Chesterfield and State of South Carolina to Jas. J. Griggs of the County and state first aforesaid has been exhibited to me and it being represented that the grantors therein named are desirous of acknowledging the execution thereof, Now therefore having confirmed in the presence of Thos. J. Hardison  Esquire these are to appoint him commifsioner to later the acknowledgement of the said grantors and the privy examinations of the Feme Covert parties touching the execution of said deed of conveyance and the said Thos. J. Hardison is hereby commanded at such time as he may think fit to go the said if they cannot conveniently come to him  and examine them touching the execution of said deed and also privily [private] and apart from their husbands examined the said Permelia Crawford Sarah A. Crawford and Hannah Sellers the Feme Covert parties whether they executed the said deed freely and voluntarily and without compulsion of their said husbands or any other persons and having plainly written hereon a certificate of his action in reference thereto and the same  under his seal to Our said Court of Probate In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal of said Court at office in Wadesboro the 11th day of March 1875.
                                                                   John C. McLauchlin
                                                                   Judge of Probate

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County} On the 2 day of April 1975 before the undersigned a commifsioner by virtue of the foregoing Commifsion to me directed by the Judge of Probate of Anson County In the state of North Carolina personally came Stephen Crawford and wife Permelia Crawford Aaron Sellers and Hannah Sellers his wife and David F. Crawford and wife Sarah Crawford Michael Crawford & William H. Crawford the grantors described in the annexed deed and acknowledged the due execution Thereof by them as their act and deed whereupon the said Permelia Crawford Hannah Sellers and Sarah Crawford being by me privately examined touching their full consent in executing said deed do declare each for herself that she had executed free from or undue influence of her husband or any any <sic>other person and die still voluntarily assent to the execution thereof witnefs my hand and seal this the 2nd day of April 1875.
                                                                    Thos. J. Hardison
                                                                     Commissioner
 
State of North Carolina}  In the Probate Court
 
Anson County}  It is adjudged that the examination of the annexed deed had been duly acknowledged  by the grantors therein named and the privy examination of the Feme Covert parties  is in form as required by Law. Let it with this Commission and certificate be registered.
                                                              John C. McLauchlin
                                                              Judge of Probate

Anson County April 22  1875
This day the foregoing deed was duly registered in my office in Book 19, page 396, 397, 398, 399
                                                               John Stacey      
                                                               Register of Deeds

Stephen Crawford would pass away shortly after this and several other deed transactions in both Anson County, NC and Chesterfield County, SC.

Surviving him was his wife Permelia McQuaig Crawford; 3 sons and two daughters, all of which are named on the first line, of the within posted deed.








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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 19: pages 396-399, Stephen Crawford To James Griggs; 26 February 1875, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.










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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 19: pages 396-399, Stephen Crawford To James Griggs; 26 February 1875, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.



Sunday, June 10, 2018

It’s Family Time~Lewis and Susannah (Sellers) Melton

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Susannah Sellers was born about May 1833, a daughter of  John M. Sellers and Jerusha Ann Smith.

Susannah Sellers and Lewis T. Melton Jr. were married about 1855.

Lewis T. Melton Jr., son of Lewis T. Melton, Sr. and Rebecca Lewis, was born about 1826. Lewis was last enumerated in the 1880 Census and his absence from the 1900 Census with Susannah suggests his death occurred between 1880 and 1900. No probate or tombstone has been found for Lewis T. Melton, Jr. so his exact death date is unknown.

Susannah last appeared, living alone, in the 1900 Census. It is presumed she passed away before the 1910 census enumeration.

Lewis T. Melton and Susannah Sellers had the following children:

i. Ervin M. Melton, born 12 Sep 1856, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah Jennie Streater; died 29 Mar 1930, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Ellen Melton was born about 1858. She died before 1870 at the age of 12.
iii. Rebecca Melton was born about 1859. She died before 1870 at the age of 11.
iv. Catherine T. Melton, born 5 Jun 1865, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Thomas Samuel Gregory, 1884; died 2 Aug 1915, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Miriam Melton, born abt 1868; married John W. Gregory.
vi. L. E. Melton was born about Jan 1870. She died before 1880 at the age of 10.
vii. Edgar D. Melton was born about 1871.
viii. Braxton Bragg Melton, born 16 Feb 1875, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Susan Lela King; died 12 Jun 1941, Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina.

Susannah (Sellers) Melton is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.










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1. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 174A(stamped); Line 7, Dwelling 1160, Family 1160, Household of Jerusha SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 August 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page: 318A (stamped); Line 28, Dwelling 153, Family 153, Household of Lewis MELTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 March 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
3. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 20, Page: 11A/83 (stamped); Line 18, Dwelling 196, Family 197, Household of Susanna MELTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 1 March 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm  T623_1523.
4. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 130B; Line 40, Dwelling 498, Family 498, Household of Lewis MELTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 January 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.




















Monday, June 4, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~1869 Mortgage between McCarroll Sellers and Albert Evans



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 1869 Mortgage between McCarroll Sellers and Albert Evans

DEED BOOK 3, Pg 7-page-001DEED BOOK 3, pg 8-page-001
Transcription:

Mc. C. Sellers to Albert Evans Mortgage


The State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
Know all men by these presents that I, Mac. C. Sellers of the County and State aforesaid for and in consideration of Three hundred and twenty five Dollars to me paid by Albert Evans of the County and State above mentioned have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Albert Evans all my interests (being one half) in a tract or parcel of land deed by L. N. Newman to W. R. Morgan + myself and being in the said County and State on Joes and Mucklerancy Branch waters of Lynch Creek containing Four hundred and forty acres more or lefs beginning on Joes branch thence down said Branch to J. N. Jowers line thence with said Jowers line to Millers line thence with Millers line to its terminus thence to Mucklerancy Branch thence up said Branch to a corner on a Pine thence to the beginning. Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold the above granted premises to the said Albert Evans his heirs and assigns against myself my heirs and assigns and against all persons lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof. The conditions of the above obligation is such that if the said Mac C Sellers shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid two notes for one hundred and sixty two + 50/100 Dollars each on due 1st January 1871 the other due on the 1st of Jany 1872 payable to L. N. Newman an signed by said Mac C. Sellers and Albert Evans then this obligation to be null and void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this the fourth day of Dec. One thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.                                                                           Mc. C. Sellers {LS}
Signed Sealed and delivered}
In the presence of}
B. A. Evans}
W. A. Evans}




The State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
                                Personally appeared B. A. Evans before me and duly made oath that he saw Mc. C. Sellers sign seal and deliver to Albert Evans for the used purposes and benefits therein mentioned and that W. A. Evans was present also as subscribing witnesfs to the execution of the same.
Sworn to before me thus the}                      B. A. Evans
Second day of May A.D. 1870}
Hugh Craig}
Judge of Probate}
Recorded 2nd May 1870
Orignl Delivd to Albert Evans

Over the past forty years numerous researchers have searched for the parents of McCarroll Sellers without success. 

Recently, a Probate record for Flora [McNair] Sellers provided information that both McCarroll and Joseph B. Sellers are her sons.
Another Land Deed (DB 6, page 436-437, Chesterfield County, SC) names McCarroll Sellers wife as Louisa Ann Sellers. Research shows that she was a Jordan before marriage to McCarroll.

“that Mrs Louisa Ann Sellers wife of the within named McCarroll Sellers“

McCarroll Sellers

I have yet to find a death dates for McCarroll Sellers and his wife, Louisa Ann. Both he and his wife, Louisa, are listed in the 1880 Census.

1880, McCarroll Sellers
1880 Census, C'fld, McCarroll Sellers

If you have information about McCarroll Sellers and would care to share it; I would love to hear from you.




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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. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 3: pages 7 and 8, Mc. C. [McCarroll] Sellers to Albert Evans Mortgage; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Jefferson, Chesterfield, South Carolina, , Page: 319B (stamped); Line 4, Dwelling 147, Family 147, Household of M. C. [McCarroll] SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
4. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Jefferson, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 006, Page: 346C (stamped); Line 40, Dwelling 208, Family 219, Household of McCAIN [McCarroll] SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
5. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files + Loose papers, Flora Sellers; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 16 July 2016); Estate Folder #454-Flora Sellers.



























Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Last Will and Testament of Peter Dry, 1850

Peter Dry, b. abt 1787 in Cabarrus County, NC was the son of Johan Martin Dry and Catherine Keppel.

On 11 Jul 1809, Peter married Hetty Elizabeth A. Teter. Peter and Elizabeth would have 5 children; 4 daughters and a son.

Peter Dry wrote his Last Will and Testament on  23 February 1850. I haven’t found an exact death date but, I know from a Court entry that he died before 17 December 1853.

Page 416 Cabarrus County County January Sefsions 1856
Inventory. Amount of Property of Peter Dry sold on the 17th day of December 1853 by James Welliford Adm with the WILL annexed on a credit of Six months with interest from date. Total Amt of Sale   $141.25       
                     Jas. Welliford Adm with Will annexed.

Peter Dry Will, page 253Peter Dry Will, page 254

Transcription:

Page 253
In the name of God, I, Peter Dry of the County of Cabarrus and state of North Carolina, in sound and disposing mind and memory but conscious of the uncertainty of life, do make and declare this paper writing to be and contain my last will and Testament, as follows, viz:
Item 1st. I give my soul to God, who gave it and direct my body to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner.
Item 2nd. I direct all my just debts and necefsary funeral expenses be paid.
Item 3rd. As to my worldly effects I will, bequeath and devise as follows: I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth Dry all my property of every kind whatsoever real personal and mixed that may remain after the payment of my just debts, and funeral expenses as aforesaid, to be used and enjoyed by her for the support of herself, and such of my family as may remain with her during her natural life or so long as she may bear my name. And, in the event of her death, I direct my executrix hereinafter named to divide all the residue of said estate among my three children, Martin, Mary and Catherine Dry and my grandchild Franklin Dry, son of my daughter Margaret Speight (formerly Margaret Dry) after deducting off of the share of my said grandson Franklin Dry the sum of one hundred dollars heretofore advanced to his mother. In the event of the marriage of my widow I direct that all of my estate of every kind whatever then on hand, that may remain after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses be equally divided between my said widow, my three children, Martin, Mary and Catherine and my grandson Franklin Dry after deducting off of my said grandson share one hundred dollars as heretofore mentioned.
Item 4th. For the purpose of paying my debts and funeral expenses, I direct that my executrix be at liberty to sell such of my property as she may deem most suitable
Page 254
for that purpose.
Item 5th. I desire that my wife shall give to each of my children and grandson, viz: Martin, Mary, Catherine and Franklin Dry on their marrying and settling off to themselves such articles of property as she may deem proper to be accounted for in a final settlement, as hereinafter directed.
Item 6th. It is my wish and my exprefs instruction that neither my daughter Margaret Speight nor her husband Simon E. Speight or their ifsue shall have any portion of my estate.
Item 7th. I hereby appoint my beloved wife Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I direct her that in the event of the death of either of my three children, Martin, Mary and Catherine or my grandson Franklin Dry before marriage or without arriving at full age, the share of the one so dying shall be held by her for the use and benefit of herself and the survivors as before directed.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 23rd day of February 1850. In the presence of us
                                                                     Peter Dry {seal}
Rufus Barringer
R. M. Foard

State of North Carolina, Court of Peas and Quarter Sessions
Cabarrus County} January Term 1855

I, J. W. Scott, Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sefsions for the County of Cabarrus, do hereby certify that the execution of the foregoing last Will and Testament of Peter Dry deceased was duly proven in open court by Rufus Barringer and R. N. Foard, the subscribing witnefses thereto upon oath, whereupon it was ordered to be recorded and filed.
J. M. Scott, Clerk

Peter Dry is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle. 


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[1] WILL BOOK 1, Page 253 & 254; "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19422-24827-27?cc=1867501 : accessed 26 December 2015), Cabarrus > Wills, 1842-1856, Vol. 01 > image 131 of 150; county courthouses, North Carolina.


























Saturday, June 2, 2018

It’s Family Time~ Rebecca Brock and Isham Brackin Hinson

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About 1818/1819 James L. Brock and Elizabeth Purvis migrated with her Father James F. Purvis, Sr and his brothers Gilbert, Joseph and others to Clarke County, Alabama and then on to Hinds/Rankin/Simpson County Mississippi.

About 1834 or maybe early 1835 Rebecca, age 15, daughter of James L. Brock and Elizabeth married a young man named Isham Bracken Hinson, age 26. Isham Brackin Hinson, son of John Hinson, was born on 24 Nov 1809 in GA.

Isham Brackin Hinson and Rebecca Brock would have four children before she passed away in 1846 most likely due to childbirth complications.

i. John Hinson was born on 28 Nov 1835.
ii. Mary Elizabeth Hinson was born on 27 Apr 1840.
iii. Sarintha Hinson was born on 22 Jan 1843.
iv. James Brock Hinson was born on 23 Jul 1846.

The unexpected death of Isham’s wife Rebecca left him with 4 small children to raise; a very difficult position for a farmer working the fields every day. 

Isham's new wife turned out to be Rebecca’s 1st Cousin, Nancy Brock, the widow of John Glasscock with 4 children of her own. But, that's a new story in it’s own right.

Rebecca Brock Hinson is my 2nd Cousin 4 times removed. 






















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1. 1840 US Census, Pike County, Mississippi, population schedule, Pike County, Mississippi, Page: 216; Line 4;, Head of Household- (Isham HINSON); digital images, www.ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: viewed 4 January 2014); citing NARA micro-film Roll: M704_161.
2. James Brock Hinson Family Bible Family Bible, 1809-1955 Holy Bible, (New York, NY: American Bible Society, 1870), Birth- 28 Nov 1835; John, son of Isham B. Hinson and Rebecca Brock, Obtained from In possession of granddaughter Texans Carter, Franklinton, LA.
3. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 4 January 2014); Memorial page for Isham Brackin Hinson; (24 November 1809–29 June 1894); Find a Grave memorial # 34140054, Citing Stafford Cemetery No. 1; Holden, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, USA.
4. 1841, Pike County, Mississippi, Mississippi state census index, Pike County, Household of Isham Hinson; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.om: viewed 4 January 2014).
5. 1850 U. S. Census, Pike County, Mississippi, population schedule, Police District 1, Pike, Pike County, Mississippi, Page 21A(stamped), Line 14, Dwelling 265, Family 266, Household of James BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 380.
6. 1860, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Springfield PO, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Page 279, Line 30, Dwelling 813, Family 813, Household of I. B. HINSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: viewed 12 October 2012); citing National Archives M653-413.
7. 1870, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Springfield PO, Ward 8, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Page 41A(stamped), Line 20, Dwelling 4, Family 4, Household of I. HINSON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: viewed 4 January 2014); citing National Archives M593_517.
8. 1860 U. S. Census, Pike County, Mississippi, Population Schedule, Pike, Mississippi, Page 479 (penciled), Line 16, Dwelling 1101, Family 1101, Household of James BROCK.





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