Friday, July 20, 2018

David Sellers, Landowner; But, Who are his Parents?

I have spent the past 42 years researching various families of Chesterfield County. It hasn’t been an easy task and oftentimes very challenging and frustrating.  Case in point is David Sellers. Two simple tasks have occupied a tremendous amount of my time. They are:
  • When did David Sellers pass away?
  • Who are his parents?
Based on Census data we know that David was born about 1825. This is based on the 1880 Census for Anson County. This is the only Census that David Sellers has been found to be enumerated within.  I often use Land Deeds to break through these choke points but in this case land deeds have been of little help.  I have only found one Land Deed and it’s from Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
He married Annie Jane Smith about 1853. Annie was born 4 Nov 1831 and d. 19 Feb. 1917. David and Annie had 4 children:
  • Leander Jackson Sellers, b. 19 Apr 1854
  • Phillip Arnold Sellers, b. 28 Feb. 1857
  • Thomas Hughmore Sellers, b. 9 Nov. 1864
  • Hardy Franklin Sellers, b. 17 Oct. 1871
With names like Phillip and Hardy, very common names within the Hardy Sellers line, I feel confident that David is also a descendant of Hardy Sellers and Mary Cook.

DEED BOOK 3, page 348-page-001DEED BOOK 3, page 349-page-001
Transcription:

David Sellers to Danl. Hancock Deed 1
 
South Carolina Oct. 9th 1869}
Chesterfield County}
                                                 This indenture made 9th Oct. Eighteen hundred and sixty nine between David Sellers of the one part and Daniel Hancock of the other part, both of the County and State aforesaid witnefseth for and in consideration of [the] sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand paid by Daniel Hancock I have this day bargained sold unto the said Daniel Hancock a certain parcel or tract of land being the land on where I live containing one hundred and four acres of land more or lefs adjoining the lands of William Copeland Calvin Allen Seaborn Gulledge and Joseph Sellers and the Camden Road on the South side Beginning at a corner in the Bryant line thence No. East to the Black Shear Branch to alight wood not cover thence to the Anderson line to the Camden Road then with the Camden to a light wood not cover thence with agreed line Between William Copeland and and <sic> David Sellers to the head of the Spring Branch then down Said Spring Branch to the Bryant line then with the Bryant line to the Beginning. I David Sellers do warrant forever defend the title of Said land to Daniel Hancock and his heirs and afsigns forever. In Witnefs whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal.
Done in the presence of}                     David X his mark Sellers {Seal}
Att. Joseph B. Sellers}                                             A. J. Sellers {Seal}
R. F. M. Hancock}                     {U.S. Stamps amounting to}
                                                 {Fifty Cents properly canceled}
 
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
                                                 Personally appeared before me R. F. M. Hancock and made oath that he saw the within named David Sellers + A. J. Sellers sign seal and as their act and deed deliver the within written Deed and he with Joseph B. Sellers witnefsed the execution thereof.
Sworn before me 7 Jany 1870}                                R. F. M. Hancock
T. F. Mulloy}
       Clk

Recorded 6th April 1871
Origl. Delivd to D. Hancock

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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DEED BOOK 3: pages 348-349, David Sellers to Danl. Hancock Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Some Hunnicutt Births and Death from the Virginia Quaker Records, Part V

This is the last of the Hunnicutt Birth and Death records on this film.

Hunnicutt Births and Death
Pages 27-30

5_Quaker Birth List_MH_276_Quaker Birth List_MH_287_Quaker Birth List_MH_298_Quaker Birth List_MH_30

Page 27
Tabitha Hunnicutt sixth Daughter of William Hunnicutt and Mary his wife was Born the 3rd Day of the 9th month 1780.
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Robert Hunnicutt fourth son of William Hunnicutt and Mary his wife was Born the 15th day of the 9th month 1782.
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Martha Hunnicutt Daughter of William Hunnicutt and Mary his wife of Dinwiddie Departed this life the 10th Day of the 5th month 1785.
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Deborah fourth Daughter of Thomas Hunnicutt and Miriam his wife was born the 23rd Day of the 10th Month 1785.
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Ann, wife of Robert Hunnicutt an Elder and Member of Burleigh Meeting; Departed this life the Eighth Day of the 11th month 1788.
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Page 28
Robert Hunnicutt Son of Peter, an Elder and Member of Burleigh Meeting; Departed this life the 28th Day of the 4th month 1795.
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Page 29
John Pearson Hunnicutt 6th Son of Wyke + Ann Hunnicutt was Born the 16th day of the 5th Month 1791.
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Robert + Martha, son + daughter of John Hunnicutt and Mary his wife was Born the 25th day of the 12th Month 17790. = 2nd Pare <sic> Twins
Mary 5th Daughter of Sd. John Hunnicutt and Mary his wife was Born the 10 Day 12 Mo 1782.
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Elizabeth Daughter of the above John Hunnicutt + Mary his wife Departed this life the 26th Day of the 3rd Month 1793.
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James son of Thomas Hunnicutt + Mary his wife was Born the 12th Day of the 9th Month 1793.
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Mary Wife of the above Thomas Hunnicutt Departed this life the first Day of the 11th Month 1793.
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Thomas Son of Thomas Hunnicutt + Miriam his wife was Born the 11 Day of the 9 Month 1794.
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Page 30
Joshua Bailey Hunnicutt Son of James Hunnicutt + Delitha his wife was Born the 23 Day of the 1 month 1797.
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Mary Ann Hunnicutt first Daughter of Thomas Hunnicutt + Elizabeth his wife was Born the 28 Day of the 11th month 1799.
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Source: https://goo.gl/Q6EQik ----> U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 for Hunnicutt->Virginia-> Sussex-> Blackwater and Upper Monthly Meetings-> Register, 1739-1798, Ancestry.com 

















































Saturday, July 14, 2018

Some Hunnicutt Births and Death from the Virginia Quaker Records, part IV


Hunnicutt Births and Death
Page 26

4_Quaker Birth List_MH_26
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Jefse Hunnicutt first son of William Hunnicutt son of Robert + Mary his wife was born the fifteenth day of the 7th mo. 1769.
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Susanna Hunnicutt first daughter of the above said William + Mary Hunnicutt was born the Eight day of the 4th mo 1771 + departed this life the 4th of the 1st mo. 1777.
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Mary Hunnicutt wife of the above said William Departed this life the Eighteenth day of the 6th mo. 1775.
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John Hunnicutt fourth son of William and Mary Hunnicutt of Dinwiddie County now before Mentioned, son of Peter, was born the 9th of the 2nd mo. 1774 + Departed this life the 3 of the 7th mo. 1775.
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Martha Hunnicutt fourth daughter of William + Mary Hunnicutt of Dinwiddie County was born the 6th of the 6th mo 1776.
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Elizabeth Hunnicutt fifth daughter of William + Mary Hunnicutt of Dinwiddie County was [born] the 19th of the 3rd mo 1778.
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Sarah Hunnicutt first daughter of Thos. + Miriam Hunnicutt of Prince George County was born the 30th day of the 10th mo 1778.
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Mary Hunnicutt 2nd daughter of the Above said Thomas + Miriam was born the 31th of the 1st mo 1780.
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Footnote:__________________
Source: https://goo.gl/Q6EQik ----> U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 for Hunnicutt->
Virginia-> Sussex-> Blackwater and Upper Monthly Meetings-> Register, 1739-1798, Ancestry.com

































Friday, July 13, 2018

Some Hunnicutt Births and Death from the Virginia Quaker Records, part III

Hunnicutt Births and Death
Page 24

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Some Hunnicutt Births and Death from the Virginia Quaker Records
Page 25

Peter Hunnicutt first son of Robert + Ann Hunnicutt was born the 11th day of the 5 mo 1763 and departed this life the 18th of the same 1763.
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Elizabeth Hunnicutt fifth daughter of Robert + Ann Hunnicutt was born the 18th day of the 6 mo 1764
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Sarah Hunnicutt sixth daughter of Robert + Ann Hunnicutt was born the 5th day of the 11th mo 1766 and departed this life the 23rd of the same.
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Thomas Hunnicutt second son of Robert + Ann Hunnicutt was born the 22nd day of the 5th mo 1769
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TWO entries XXXX out (non-Hunnicutt names)
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Sarah Hunnicutt first daughter of William (son of Peter) + Mary Hunnicutt his wife of Prince George County was born the tenth day of the 7th mo 1763
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Ann Hunnicutt second Daughter of William + Mary Hunnicutt was born the 21th day of the 5th mo 1765.
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Mary Hunnicutt third Daughter of William + Mary Hunnicutt was born the 16th of the 3rd mo 1767
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James Hunnicutt first son of William + Mary Hunnicutt was born the 30th of the first mo 1769
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William Hunnicutt second son of William + Mary Hunnicutt was born the 15th of the 11th mo 1770.
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Peter Hunnicutt third son of William + Mary Hunnicutt was born the 13th of the third mo 1772 and departed this life the the 2 day of the 7th mo 1775.
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Daniel Hunnicutt third son of John + Mary Hunnicutt of Prince George County was born the 11th of the 5th mo 1771.
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Mark Hunnicutt fourth son of the above sd. John + Mary Hunnicutt was born the 17th of the 1th mo 1774.
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Robert + Sarah Hunnicutt son + daughter of John + Mary Hunnicutt his wife was Born the 31th day of the 10th mo 1776.
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Footnote:__________________
Source: https://goo.gl/Q6EQik ----> U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 for Hunnicutt->
Virginia-> Sussex-> Blackwater and Upper Monthly Meetings-> Register, 1739-1798, Ancestry.com








































Thursday, July 12, 2018

Some Hunnicutt Births and Death from the Virginia Quaker Records, part II

Hunnicutt Births and Death
Page 24

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Page 24

Sussex County

Thomas Pleasants Hunnicutt first son of Glaister + Jane Hunnicutt was born the 24th day of the 8th mo 1757 and Departed this life the 10th of the 3 mo 1758.
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Mary Hunnicutt first Daughter of Glaister + Jane Hunnicutt was born the 5th day of the first month 1760
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Sarah Hunnicutt Daughter of Glaister + Jane Hunnicutt was born the 14th day of the 7th mo 1761
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Pleasants Hunnicutt second Son of Glaister + Jane Hunnicutt was Born the 24th day of the 7th mo 1763
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Glaister Hunnicutt third son of Glaister + Jane Hunnicutt was Born the 11th of the 3rd mo. 1766
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Jane Hunnicutt third daughter of Glaister + Jane Hunnicutt was Born the 31 of the 12th mo 1769
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P. Geo. County
Elizabeth Hunnicutt first Daughter of John + Mary Hunnicutt was Born the 8th day of the 4th mo 1763
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Edward Hunnicutt son of the above sd. John + Mary Hunnicutt was Born the 26th of the 7th mo 1764
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Ephriam Hunnicutt second son of the above sd. John + Mary Hunnicutt was Born the 31th of the 10th mo 1766
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Ruth Hunnicutt second Daughter of the above sd. John + Mary Hunnicutt was Born the 13th of the 1st mo 1769.
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Mary Hunnicutt first Daughter of Robert + Ann Hunnicutt of Prince George County was Born the 19th day of the 9st mo 1755.
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Martha Hunnicutt second Daughter of Robert + Ann Hunnicutt was Born the 24th day of the 9st mo 1757.
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Jane Hunnicutt third Daughter of Robert + Ann Hunnicutt was Born the 18th day of the 3rd mo 1759 and departed this life the 2nd day of 11th mo ditto [1759].
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Jane Hunnicutt fourth Daughter of Robert + Ann Hunnicutt was Born the second day of the second month 1761.
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Source: https://goo.gl/Q6EQik ----> U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 for Hunnicutt->
Virginia-> Sussex-> Blackwater and Upper Monthly Meetings-> Register, 1739-1798, Ancestry.com




































Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Some Hunnicutt Births and Death from the Virginia Quaker Records

Hunnicutt Births and Death
Page 23

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Transcription:

Sarah Hunnicutt first Daughter of Wyke + Sarah Hunnicutt of Surry County was born the 30th of the 3rd mo 1730
Glaister Hunnicutt first son of the above said Wyke + Sarah Hunnicutt was born the 27th of the 2nd mo. 1732
Mary Hunnicutt 2nd daughter of the above said Wyke + Sarah Hunnicutt was born the 3rd of the 9th mo 1735 and departed this life in the 7th mo 1739
Robert Hunnicutt 2nd son of the above said Wyke + Sarah Hunnicutt was born the 11th of the 4th month 1737 and departed this life the in the 7th mo 1739.
Ruth Hunnicutt 3rd daughter of the above said Wyke + Sarah Hunnicutt was born the 11th of the 6th mo 1740.
Robert Hunnicutt third son of the above named Wyke + Sarah Hunnicutt was born the 19th of the 12th mo 1742.
Wyke Hunnicutt fourth son of the above named Wyke + Sarah Hunnicutt was born the 11th of the 12th mo 1745.
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Lemuel Hunnicutt first son of Wyke + Ann of Prince George County was born the 12th of the 5th mo 1770 and departed this life the 12th of the 12th Mo. 1775.
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Mary Hunnicutt first Daughter of the above said Wyke + Ann Hunnicutt was born the 7th of the 12 mo 1772.
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Wyke Hunnicutt second son of Wyke + Ann Hunnicutt was born the 18th day of the 9th mo. 1775.
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Glaister Hunnicutt Departed this life the 13th day of the 4th month 1781.
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Josiah Hargrave Departed this life the 5th Day of the 9th month 1778 and was Buried the 6th or 8th same.
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Ann Hunnicutt second Daughter of Wyke + Ann Hunnicutt was born the 26th of the 11th mo 1777.
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Lemuel Hunnicutt third son of Wyke and Ann Hunnicutt was born the 14th of the 12th mo 1779.
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Samuel Bailey Hunnicutt 4th son of Wyke + Ann Hunnicutt was born the 3rd day of the 1st Month……….1783.
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Anselm Hunnicutt 5th son of Wyke + Ann Hunnicutt was born the 3rd Month day of the 1st Mo. 1787. And Departed this life the 2nd day of the 5th Month…..1788.


This is one of several pages documenting early Hunnicutt Families in Virginia of which our Stanly, Cabarrus and other NC counties. Our Honeycutt/Huneycutt's are descendants of these early pioneers.

Prior to 1753, Quaker dates requires adjustment due to the calendar in use at that time. You can find an invaluable chart for making those adjustments here:
http://ncgenweb.us/nc/guilford/quaker-dates/ 




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Source: https://goo.gl/Q6EQik ----> U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 for Hunnicutt-> Virginia-> Sussex-> Blackwater and Upper Monthly Meetings-> Register, 1739-1798, Ancestry.com 


































Monday, July 9, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed, Father to Son



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, Duncan Teal to Thos. L. Teal  Deed. 1



Transcription:

Duncan Teal to Thos. L. Teal  Deed
 
The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
                    Know all men by these presents, That I Duncan Teel of said State and County for and in consideration of the love and affection which I have and do bear toward my son Thomas Lucas Teel, have given, granted, bargained and released and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, release and convey to the said Thomas Lucas Teel, all that tract or parcel of land situate in said County on Jimmy’s Creek, containing One hundred fourteen acres more or lefs, more particularly described in a deed of conveyance from Jane Streater to myself, dated the 9th day of December A. D. 1859 reference being thereunto had will more fully appear together with all my stock of Cattle consisting of nine head, one mare, nine Hogs, Household and Kitchen furniture and farming utensils—Together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging-To Have and to Hold all and singular the said premises and property to the said Thomas L. Teel his heirs and afsigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself my heirs, executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend the said Land and premises with the other property to the said Thomas L. Teel his heirs and afsigns against myself and my heirs, lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eight day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and seventy one.                                                   Duncan Teal {Seal}
Signed, Sealed and delivered}
In the presence of}
Isaac Smith}
Hugh Craig}

U. S. Stamps amounting to Fifty Cents properly cancelled
 
State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
                    Personally appeared before me Isaac Smith and made oath that he saw the within named Duncan Teal sign seal and as his act and deed deliver the within written Deed and that he and Hugh Craig witnefsed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me}                                            Isaac Smith
8th July 1871}
T. F. Mulloy}
             Clk.}
 
Auditor’s Office} Recorded Augt 15th 1871    Recorded 15 August 1871
Chesterfield Co.} Sales Book A page 2        Origl Delivd to Duncan Teal
Fees 25¢   T. L. Weston Co. Auditor


Very little is known about Duncan Teal/Teel. The first appearance of Duncan is on 1 Nov 1862 when he enlisted into the 6th Calvary in Chesterfield, South Carolina. After capture on 1 December 1864 and release from prison at Pt. Lookout, Maryland on 20 June 1865 he returned to Chesterfield and married Louisa Ann Boatwright a daughter of Lewis Boatwright, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Rebecca Davis. We know that Duncan and Louisa were married prior to the death of her father Lewis as shown in this SC Equity record. 

[#94] Smith, E.B. Adm. & others vs. Elizabeth Boatwright + others - Bill for partition + c 1864
Lewis Boatwright died intestate 7 March 1863, leaving his widow, Elizabeth [Rebecca] [Davis] Boatwright and children: George R. Boatwright; Louisa Ann intermarried with Duncan Teal; Lucinda Boatwright; and grandchildren: William B. Davis, Elizabeth J. Davis and George R. Davis, the children of a deceased daughter, Elizabeth, intermarried with C. Washington Davis; Catherine J. Davis, Lewis Davis, Margaret Davis and Mary E. Davis, children of a deceased daughter, Mary the 2nd wife of C. Washington Davis; and William Boatwright, Calvin Boatwright, Isaac Boatwright, Nancy Boatwright, and Lucinda Boatwright, the children of a deceased son Samuel Boatwright.


Duncan and Louisa Teal only had the one child, Thomas Lucas Teal, as named in the above Land Deed.

Thomas Lucas Teal married Lucy Teresa Eddins and they had 10 children; 5 sons and 5 daughters.
Duncan Teal died on 12 February 1895; Louisa Boatwright Teal died on 1 September 1902. They are buried in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.


Louisa Ann Boatwright Teal, the wife of Duncan Teal, is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.


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1. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, ; Page: 316A (Stamped); Line 45, Dwelling 121, Family 121, Household of Duncan TEAL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 May 2017); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
2. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (https://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 12 June 2012), entry for Duncan Teal, Private; 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers); Confederate.
3. James C. Pigg, Index and Genealogical Abstracts of the Chesterfield District Court of Common Pleas: Equity Side, 1823-1869 (Tega Cay, South Carolina: Self-published, 1995), page 130.
4. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 3: pages 451-452, Duncan Teal to Thos. L. Teal Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 12 June 2012); Memorial page for Duncan Teal; (1818–12 February 1895); Find a Grave memorial # 18965003, Citing Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Last Will and Testament of Jeptha Gulledge

I’m aware that many of my readers have no idea who Jeptha Gulledge and his wife Catherine is but I hope to enlighten each of you through this blog.

Jeptha Gulledge was born 6 Dec 1801 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the reverend Joel Gulledge and Zilpha Huntley.

Sometime about 1824 Jeptha married Catherine Sellers. Catherine Sellers was born about 1806 also in Chesterfield County, SC.  Catherine was the daughter of John Sellers and Henrietta Norwood.
About this time also, many Chesterfield families had decided that they wanted to move westward in search of greener pastures. Catherine’s parents were among this group so naturally the newly wedded Jeptha and Catherine joined the caravan. There their first born, Thomas S. Gulledge, was born on 30 June 1825 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

Jeptha and Catherine would have a total of 7 children; 4 sons and 3 daughters.
 
Jeptha Gulledge wrote his Last Will and Testament on 4 September 1842. The probate of his estate with John W., Sellers took place in Oct 1842. I haven’t found his exact date of death for Jeptha but I know he died between 4 Sept. 1842 and  October Term 1842.

State of Tennessee  )
Carroll County  (  October Term 1842.
This day the last will and tesoment of Jeptha Gulledge was produced in open Court and the Executor their of was duly proven by the oathes of Hiram Laws and John W.  Sellers the two Subscribing witness their to and ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test
Y W Allen  Clk.


Jeptha Gulledge Will, pg 1Jeptha Gulledge Will, pg 2
J. JEPTHA GULLEDGE
Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of a sound mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the Same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say),  First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catherine Gulledge all my land tenement houses barnes ways woods and water during her lifetime or widowhood to her and my boys that is I wish my boys to have fifty acres at the north end of my land whare Green Chambers now lives.  I also give to my wife two mares and one Sorrel colt four cowes her choice two hefers ten head of sheep ten choice head of fatning hogs waggon and Steers farming utensils household and Kitchen furniture two sows and pigs her choice.  I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas B.  Gulledge one A  colt give to my son Joel L.  Gulledge one A bay colt I give to my son Joel L.  Gulledge one Sorrel colt.I wish my son William R.  Gulledge to have a horse worth as much as the other boys colts out of my wife Shear of the property.  I give to my daughter Zelphia A.  Gulledge one cow and calf one feather bead.  I give to my daughter Mary Jane Gulledge one cow and calf and one feather Bead.  I give my Daughter Martha Ellen Gulledge one cow and calf and one feather Bead.  All the rest of my perishable property after my death to be sold to the highest bidder and my debts paid and the balance to be put out on Interest and as my children become of age to have an equal Shear of it.  I hereby appoint John Sellers, Sr. my Sole Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.  In witness whare of I hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty two.
Witness:  Hiram Laws, John W.  Sellers  )
Jeptha Gulledge  (Seal)
State of Tennessee  )
Carroll County  (  October Term 1842.
This day the last will and tesoment of Jeptha Gulledge was produced in open Court and the Executor their of was duly proven by the oathes of Hiram Laws and John W.  Sellers the two Subscribing witness their to and ordered to be recorded.
A Copy Test
Y W Allen  Clk.


Jeptha' wife Catherine Sellers Gulledge is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed. 







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[1] "Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004768996_00449?cc=1909088&wc=M6Q7-T29:179638201,180028401 : accessed 12 Jul 2014), Carroll > Wills, 1822-1864, Vol. A > image 66 + 67 of 229.
[2] "Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-195-2283920-1-80?cc=1909088&wc=M6QQ-B3D:179638201,179886801 : accessed 13 Jul 2014), Carroll > Settlements, 1842-1845 > image 124 of 219.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

It’s Family Time~The Family of Lewis Boatwright, Jr.

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Lewis Boatwright Jr. was born about 1798 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was the son of Lewis Boatwright, Sr. and Sarah Lundy.

Lewis Boatwright Jr. married Elizabeth Rebecca Davis about 1818 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. This date is based on the birth of their known first born child, George R. Boatwright on 19 January 1819.

Elizabeth Rebecca Davis, daughter of Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers, was born in 1798–1802 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.


Lewis Jr. and Lewis Sr. were farmers and very well known in their community. In April 1853, Lewis Jr. sold a large portion of his land holdings to his son, Samuel Boatwright. The deed is recorded in Deed Book 1, pages 47 and 48.

Land Deed - Lewis Boatwright to Samuel Boatwright dated 15 April 1854 states that he Lewis Boatwright "do grant bargain sell and release unto my Son Samuel". Transfer of 250 acres for the sum of $250.00. States that Elizabeth R. Boatwright the wife of the within named Lewis Boatwright did appears this 10 day January 1866. Elizabeth Rebecca [Davis] Boatwright relinquishes her rights of dower. Harry Alexander Davis in his book "The Davis of Wales and America", page 55 has her name recorded as Margaret Elizabeth Davis. Yet, in this land deed she states that her name is Elizabeth Rebecca Boatwright.[Chesterfield County, SC, Register of Deeds, Book #1, Page 47-48]
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Lewis Boatwright and Elizabeth Rebecca Davis had the following children:

i. George R. Boatwright, born 19 Jan 1819, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Lauretta Hurst, abt 1852, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 9 Apr 1894, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Elizabeth Boatwright, born 2 May 1820, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Carroll Washington Davis, 17 Feb 1846, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 15 Dec 1853, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iii. Louisa Ann Boatwright, born abt 1830, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Duncan Teal; died 1 Sep 1902.
iv. Samuel Boatwright, born 5 Aug 1832, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah Ann Hurst, abt 1851, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 19 Feb 1863, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Mary B. Boatwright, born 1832, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Carroll Washington Davis, 10 Aug 1854, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 22 Feb 1863, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Sarah Boatwright was born in 1837 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. Calvin Boatwright was born in 1840 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
viii. Lucinda Boatwright was born in 1843 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Lewis Boatwright, Jr. died on 7 Mar 1863 at the age of 65 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was buried in Chesterfield County, South Carolina but no tombstone has been found. Lewis’ estate was assigned Probate Folder #56 and was probated in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.


Elizabeth Rebecca Boatwright died about Nov 1874 at the age of 76 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. No tombstone has been found for Elizabeth Rebecca Boatwright. Her death in Nov 1874 is based on the triggering of Guardianship for her minor grand children.

Estate folder: #439 - Mary E. Davis, et al
As stated above, Lewis Boatwright, Jr. died in March 1863 at which time his surviving spouse and children inherited his estate. I believe the death of Elizabeth Rebecca (Davis) Boatwright occurred sometime about November 1874 triggered the court action requiring new guardianship of the surviving grandchildren who were the heirs-at-law in this estate.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-JZSD-7W?i=1170&wc=MPP1-PTL%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C190970801&cc=1911928


Elizabeth Rebecca (Davis) Boatwright is my 3rd Great Grandaunt.












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1. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 177B, Line 31, Dwelling 1214, Family 1214, Household of Lewis BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. Land Deed - Lewis Boatwright to Samuel Boatwright; 15 April 1854; Deed Book #1; Page(s) 47-48; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, SC; 3 June 2000.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 145, Line 15, Dwelling 719, Family 717, Household of Lewis BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : May 21, 2012 viewed); citing National Archives Microfilm M653-1217.
4. James C. Pigg, Index and Genealogical Abstracts of the Chesterfield District Court of Common Pleas: Equity Side, 1823-1869 (Tega Cay, South Carolina: Self-published, 1995), page 130.
5. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Lewis Boatwright Jr.; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 29 May 2014); Probate Folder #56.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 June 2012); Memorial page for George R. Boatwright; (19 January 1819–9 April 1894); Find a Grave memorial # 43479004, Citing Hurst Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
7. Harry Alexander Davis, The Davis Family (Davies and David) in Wales and America: genealogy of Morgan David of Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.: H. A. Davis, 1927), page 55.
8. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 177B, Line 31, Dwelling 1214, Family 1214, Household of Lewis BOATWRIGHT.
9. Land Deed - James T. Talton to Elizabeth Boatwright; 6 July 1868; Deed Book #1; Page(s) 280-281; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; viewed.
14. 1870 U. S. Census, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 307A; Line 18, Dwelling 376, Family 376, E. R. BOATWRIGHT Household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 July 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1491.
15. Land Deed - Lewis Boatwright to Samuel Boatwright; 15 April 1854; Deed Book # 1; page(s)47-48.












































Thursday, July 5, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~Death of Jacob Drye

Jacob Drye was born ca. 1764 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He married Mary Goldman.
After discharge from the Revolutionary War he migrated with his family to Kentucky settling in Allen County along the Kentucky and Tennessee state line.

Jacob can be found in the 1850 Census stilling living in Allen County, Kentucky. 1

1850 Allen County 
Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965 [database on-line]. shows that Jacob Dry died on 10 July 1854 at age 98. 2

Jacob Drye Death

Jacob Dry Death












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[1] 1850, Allen County, Kentucky, population schedule, Allen, Kentucky, Page: 151B (stamped); Line 5, Dwelling 734, Family 742, Household of Jacob Dry; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2018); citing NARA publication M432_190.
[2] Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
  • Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • Kentucky. Birth and Death Records: Covington, Lexington, Louisville, and Newport – Microfilm (before 1911). Microfilm rolls #7007125-7007131, 7011804-7011813, 7012974-7013570, 7015456-7015462. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  • Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1964). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Hinds County, MS Land Deed, Asahel + Sarah Six to Moses Brock.



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

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

Today’s subject is a Hinds County, MS Land Deed, Asahel + Sarah Six to Moses Brock. 1

DEED BOOK 22, Page 36-37, Asahel Six
Transcription:

This indenture made the twenty eight day of December on the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and fifty two between Asael Six and Sarah Six his wife of the one party and Moses Brock of the other part all of the county of Hinds and State of Mississippi. Witnesseth that the said Asael Six and Sarah Six for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty seven dollars and fifty cents to them in hand paid by the said Moses Brock the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained and sold and by the presents do grant bargain quit convey deliver and confirm unto the said Moses Brock his heirs Executers, administrators & assigns forever all our portion Lot three divided interest claim or claims in and to the unsettled and undivided estate of William Brock late of Hinds county state of Mississippi, deceased. Especially all our interest in the Negro or mulatto man John belonging to said estate or the legal heirs of the same and all our interest in the money belonging to said estate amounting to three hundred and twenty dollars, more or less which is now in the hands of the said Moses Brock as the legal administrator of the said estate to have and to hold the interest of the said Asael Six and Sarah [Brock] Six his wife in the estate aforesaid together with all profits and interest arising there from. In testimony whereof the said Asael Six and Sarah
does hereunto set their hands and affix their seals date first above written.
                                                                                  Asael Six (Seal)
                                                                                  Sarah Six (Seal)

The State of Mississippi}
Hinds County} Personally appeared before me John J. Williams a Justice of the Peace in and for said county the within named Asael Six and Sarah Six his wife who personally acknowledge that they Signed sealed and delivers the within Deed Bill of Sale or Trust claim on the day and year therein written as their voluntary act and deed the said Sarah Six on a private Examination separate and apart from her said husband acknowledge that She Signed Sealed and delivered said Instrument of wording on the day and year therein mentioned fully as her voluntary act and Deed with any fear threats or compulsion of her husband.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 28th day of December A. D. 1852.                                                                                                           John J. Williams (Seal)

Filed 4 Jany 1853 + Recorded 13 January 1853.
G. B. Downing, Clk


Sarah [Brock] Six, wife of Asahel Six, is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.


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[1] Mississippi, Deed Book 22: page 36 + 37, Asael Six and Sarah Six his wife; Register of Deeds, (Raymond, Rankin County, Mississippi; accessed 21 March 2013).
[Ref: Hinds Co. MS Deed Book 22, page 36 + 37, Hinds Co. Court House, Chancery Clerk's office, Raymond, MS, January 1853]