Thursday, August 30, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage of Thomas Hunnicutt and Isabella Ladd

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Transcription:
Whereas Thomas Hunnicutt of Goochland County and Isabella Ladd daughter of James + Isabella Ladd dec’d of Charles City County having declared their intention of taking each other in Marriage before several monthly meetings of friends, held at Waynoka in Charles City County aforesaid, and their proceeding therein being approved. They appearing clear of all other marriage engagements, + having the consent of parties + friend concerned. Now these are to certify all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishment of their said intentions they the said Thomas Hunnicutt + Isabella Ladd, appeared in a public meeting of Friends and others held at Waynoka the fifth day of the eleventh month, in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred + Eleven and he the said Thomas Hunnicutt taking the said Isabella Ladd by her hand did openly in a Solemn manner declare as follows. “In the presence of the Afsembly I take Isabella Ladd to be my wife, promising with Divine Afsistance to be unto her a faithful and loving Husband until death.” Or word to the same effect. And she the said Isabella Ladd, did likewise declare as follows. “In the presence of the Afsembly I take Thomas Hunnicutt to be my husband, promising with Divine Afsistance to be unto him a faithful and loving wife until death.” or word of the same impart. And the said Thomas Hunnicutt and Isabella [Ladd] now his wife, as a further confirmation of their said marriage, did then and there to these presents set their names, she according to custom afsuming the name of her husband. And we whose names are hereunto Subscribed being present at the Solemnization of the said marriage + subscription have as Witnefses thereof here unto set our names the day and year above written.
                                                             Thomas Hunnicutt
                                                             Isabella L. Hunnicutt

Attendees at the Wedding
Wedding Attendees

Thomas Pretlow Hunnicutt b: 11/11/1782 in Cedar Creek, VA - married Isabelle Ladd on 11/5/1811, she was daughter of James Ladd and was born in 1786, they had two children: Mary Hunnicutt born in 1812, Henrico, VA; Joseph W. Hunnicutt.









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[1] Source: U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 for Isabella Ladd; Virginia Charles City Henrico Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1792-1837; page 89 and 90 (ancestry.com)







Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wordless Wednesday~Display in Small Shop, Vienna, Austria


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[1] Photo from Blogger digital archives.









Monday, August 27, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will and Testament of Mary Ann Honeycut



Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.
His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
Today’s subject is the Last Will and Testament of Mary Ann Honeycut. 1
Mary Ann Honeycut WILL, page 481
Mary Ann Honeycut WILL, page 482 and 4831
Mary Ann Honeycut WILL, page 484
Mecklenburg Country Will Book “K’”
Will of Mary Ann Huneycutt
Page 481
Mecklenburg County} In the Probate Court
In the matter of the} Before J. R. Erwin
Will of Mary Ann Honeycut) Judge of Probate
Application:
F. J. Osborne being sworn, doth say “That Mary Ann Huneycut, late of said County is dead, having first made and published her last will and testament; and that there is no executor named therein _ Further, that the property of the said Mary Ann Huneycut consisting of a lot of land in the city of Charlotte is worth about $2000, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application, and that Mary Elizabeth Kendrick is the party entitled under said will to said property, the same being devises to F. J. Osborne and James W. Osborne in trust for said Mary Elizabeth Kendrick.
Sworn to and subscribed
Before this day of F. J. Osborne
December 1881
Jno. R. Erwin
Probate Judge

Will:
I, Mary Ann Huneycutt of Mecklenburg County in the State of North Carolina, being of sound mind, but considering the uncertainty of life, do make and declare this my last Will and testament in manner and form following_ I give, devise and bequeath all my real estate on Graham Street in the city of Charlotte conveyed to me by J. H. McAden & wife, to F. J. Osborne and James W. Osborne and the heirs of them and the heirs of the survivor, to hold in trust for the benefit of my beloved niece Mary Elizabeth Kendrick during her life.- The terms of the trust are as follows, Viz: That the said F. J. Osborne and James M. Osborne shall have charge of the said property after my death, collect the rents and profits arriving therefrom, and apply the same, or so much thereof as shall be necessary to the support and education of the said Mary Elizabeth Kendrick and the balance if any to invest for her benefit- And the said Trustees shall have the power when the said Mary Elizabeth Kendrick has arrived at the age of Twenty one years, by and with her consent, or before that time by and with the consent of her guardian to sell said property make good and sufficient title to the Purchaser, and to invest the money arriving from such sale in other property either real or personal, for her benefit.- It is my will that this trust shall expire at the death of the said Mary Elizabeth Kendrick and that the said property or the property substituted therefor, shall descend to her heirs, or to such person or persons as she may by will appoint---~~~~----
And I do herby revoke and make void all and every other will or wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof, I, the said Mary Ann Huneycutt, have hereunto set my hand and seal this day of 1880.-
Signed, declared and published}                                           Mary Ann X her mark Huneycutt
By the above named Mary Ann]
Huneycutt for her last will}
And testament in the presence}
Of us, who at her request, and}
In her presence have subscribed}
Our names as witnesses thereto}
John A. Bixby
H. D. Duckworth

Page 483
State of North Carolina} In the Probate Court
Mecklenburg County}
A paper purporting to be the last will and testament of Mary Ann Huneycutt deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Judge of Probate for said County, by F. J. Osborne one of the Trustees therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Mary Ann Huneycutt by the oath and examination of John A. Bixby & H. D. Duckworth the subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn, doth depose and say and each for himself deposeth and saith, that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him, purporting to be the last will and Testament of Mary Ann Huneycutt that the said M. A. Huneycutt in the presence of the deponent subscribed her name with a mark, at the end of said paper writing which is now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date of the __day of – 1880 and the deponent further saith that the said Mary Ann Huneycutt the testatrix aforesaid, died at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid declared the said paper writing so subscribed by her and exhibited to be her last will and Testament and this deponent did thereupon Subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto and at the request and in the presence of the said Testatrix__And this deponent further saith that at the said time when the said Testatrix subscribed her name to the said Last Will as aforesaid, the said Mary Ann Huneycutt was sound of mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraint to the knowledge information and belied of this deponent And further these deponent say not.
Severally sworn and                                   Jno. A. Bixby {seal}
Subscribed this 24 day                               H. D. Duckworth {seal}
Of December 1881, before me
Jno. R. Erwin
Probate Judge

Page 484
North Carolina}
Mecklenburg County} It is considered and adjudges by the Court that said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and Testament of Mary Ann Huneycutt Therefore let said last will together with the proofs an this order be recorded.
Decr. 24. 1881 Jno. R. Erwin
Clk. Supr. Court
Mecklenburg County, NC

Mary Ann Kendrick was the wife of Andrew Jackson Huneycutt (1853- aft 28 Sept 1919). Andrew was alive at the death of his 2nd wife on 28 Sept. 1919.








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[1] Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, LDS FHL microfilm #0019304: Will Book: K, pages 481-483 Mary Ann Huneycutt; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.















































Sunday, August 26, 2018

Petition for Guardianship~Ranson A. Teator + Jas. L. Teator

Guardianship Ranson A. Teeter, page 394Page 394 Teeter Guardianship

Page 394                          Jany 18th 1836(?) 1856
Brice McEver
Vs} Petition for Guardianship
Ranson A. Teator +
Jas. L. Teator
At this day comes Brice McEver and files his petition, the object and prayers of which are for the appointment of a guardian for said minors, in the place of said petition the present guardian of said minors and the premises being seem and by the Court fully understood by the Court, So is order by the Court that the prayers of said petition be granted and John Petray appointed ass such guardian upon his entering into bond for said minors in the sum of one dollar which he accordingly does, with Brice McEver as his security.
John Petray assume Guardianship/Apprenticeship of the two boys as evidence by his household composition in 1860.
Brice McIver a Uncle of the minor children.
1860 CENSUS: Illinois, Pope, Arkansas; Roll: M653_48; Image: 192; Family History Library Film: 803048; Page: 722; Line 15, Dwelling 128, Family 130; John PETRAY, male, age 55, born in NC; Martha PETRAY, female, age 55, born in NC; Sarah S. PETRAY, female, age 15, born in NC; Ranson A. TEETER, male, age 12, born in AR and James TEETER, male, age 10, born in AR.
The Teeter children are my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed.







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[1] "Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99W3-2Q76?cc=2061549&wc=M7QZ-SP8%3A353223101%2C353240401 : 22 May 2014), Pope > image 573 of 719; county courthouses, Arkansas.
[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Pope County, Arkansas, population schedule, Illinois, Pope, Arkansas, Page: 722; Line 15, Dwelling 128, Family 130, Household of John PETRAY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 January 2017); citing NARA publication Roll: M653_48.



















Saturday, August 25, 2018

Its Family Time~ Stanmore Sellers

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Stanmore Sellers1 was born on 1 Jan 1898 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 2 3 4

He was the first born son of James Arnold “Buck” Sellers and Nancy Jane "Jennie" Johnson.

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

Stanmore had two sisters; Elizabeth Jane and Mary Bell Sellers.

Stanmore’s life was cut short, at the age of 35, when he was killed in an automobile accident near McBee, South Carolina.

“The accident occurred when the driver attempted to pass a buggy on the hill leading up to the Seaboard overhead bridge. A passenger in the car, Glenn Adams was not seriously injured.” 5 


Stanmore Sellers is my 1st Cousin twice removed. 


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1. Stanmore Sellers obituary, The State, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, 30 May 1933, Page 2, column 5. STANMORE SELLERS KILLED IN CRASH.
2. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 20, Page 3A/75A (stamped), Line 29, Dwelling 44, Family 44, Household of James A. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 4 March 2007); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0041, Page 215B; Line 15, Dwelling 267, Family 267, Household of William H. MOORE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1 October 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.
4. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Mount Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 44, Page: 2A/251 (stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 23, Family 23, Household of William H. MOORE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 April 2017); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
5. Obituary for STANMORE SELLERS KILLED IN CRASH, The State, 30 May 1933.













Thursday, August 23, 2018

NC Civil War Pension Application of Sarah Elizabeth [Page] Huneycutt

On 1 July 1902, Sarah Elizabeth [Page] Huneycutt, age 68, of  Wadesboro, NC applied for a Widow pension for the service of her husband during the Civil War.

Her husband, James W. Huneycutt, had recently passed away on 19 November 1896. During the War, he had served in Company “C”, 42 NC Infantry.

There is an error on page 1 of this application where it states that James served in the 42 and strike-through was made and South Carolina written in; the 42th was a NC Regiment and James served with this NC Regiment. [https://www.fold3.com/image/271/49881976]

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She stated the following:
She married before 1861 [actual marriage date was 20 May 1855]
Her husband died about Nov 1896 [died 19 Nov  1896]
She received a pension in South Carolina in June 1901 - She moved to North Carolina in October 1901- and has since that date and is now a resident of North Carolina.

John Dry was her witness to statements made within her NC Widow’s Application for a Pension.
John Dry was the son of Charles Andrew Dry and his wife Leah Tucker. John Dry and Sarah’s husband, James W. Huneycutt, were cousins.

Pension-Hunnicutt

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James W. Huneycutt  and his wife Sarah Elizabeth [Page] Huneycutt are my paternal 2nd Great Grandparents.









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[1] http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/search/collection/p16062coll21/searchterm/hunnicutt/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/
[2] https://www.fold3.com/image/271/49881976

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bro. Valentine Brock Passes Away

Valentine “Vol” Brock
b. abt 1821, Alabama
d. 22 February 1881
Son of James L. Brock and Elizabeth Purvis
bu. Brock Cemetery, Walthall County, MS

Bro. Brock was born in Alabama about A. D. 1825, and moved with his parents to Pike County, Miss, in A. D. 1828, in which county he lived until his death. Bro. Brock was married to Miss Barthana Ginn in 1845. He united with the Silver Creek Church in August 1869. He withdrew his membership in 1873 to go into the constitution of Bogue Chito Church, of which he remained an honored member until his death, Feb. 22, A.D. 1881. Bro. Brock was a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief, having had two sons killed; and but a little while before he was called the Lord very suddenly called his companion, which added greatly to the old man's sorrow. But the Lord did not leave him long in loneliness. Although his trials were so great and his sorrow so deep, his faith was firm and unwavering. It may truly be said of him, that he has come through great tribulation and has washed his robe and made it white in the blood of the lamb. Bro. Brock has gone where no sorrow can come; his troubles are all over; his soul at rest with that Saviour he loved.
Dearest brother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet the,
Where no farewell tear is shed.


Valentine and Bethany have a beautiful tombstone and portrait on their FindAGrave memorial.


Valentine Brock is my 2 cousin 4 times removed.









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[1] OBITUARY OF BRO. VALENTINE BROCK. Taken from Magee Creek Baptist Association Meetings held Nov. 12, 13, 14, 1881 as posted on Rootsweb message board.
[2} Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 November 2015); Memorial page for Valentine Brock; (about 1821–22 February 1881); Find a Grave memorial # 93130497, Citing Brock Cemetery; Walthall County, Mississippi, USA.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Marriage of Rowland Honeycut and Patsey Taylor, 1797



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

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

Today’s subject is the Marriage of Rowland Honeycut and Patsey Taylor, 1797.1

Rowland Honeycut and Patsey Taylor
Married 20 December 1797
Rutherford County, NC

Rowland Honeycut, Patsey Taylor Marriage

Transcription:

State of North Carolina
We the subscribers are jointly and severally held + firmly bound to his Excellency Samuel Ashe Esquire + his Sucefsors in office in the sum of five hundred pounds to be void only on conditions that there is no obstructions in a marriage intended to be celebrated between Rowland Honeycut and Patsey Taylor Witnefs Our hands and Seals this 20th December 1797.
Attest.
R. T. Lewis, Clk.                                                      {Seal}
                                                                 John Taylor
                                                                  For Rowland Honeycut

Rowland Honeycut, son of Randolph Hunnicutt and Frances Collins.
The surname Hunnicutt evolved into Huneycutt and Honeycutt









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[1] "North Carolina, Marriages Record, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 July 2108), Marriage of Rowland Honeycut and Patsey Taylor, 1797, Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1797.














Saturday, August 18, 2018

It’s Family Time~Mark and Catherine Hancock Rivers


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Irena Catherine Hancock was born in Jan 1822 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Her parents are unknown.

Irena Catherine Hancock and Mark S. Rivers were married in Feb 1840 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Mark S. Rivers, son of Mark Rivers and Annie Parker, was born about 1808 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

They had no children. Shortly after their marriage in February 1840, they decided to move to Mississippi joining Mark’s Sister Amelia ‘Milly’ Rivers and her husband Moses Holifield who had also recently moved to from Chesterfield.

Then sometime in the 1850’s Mark and Millie’s brother Luke Rivers moved his wife and family to Jones County, Mississippi.

1860 CENSUS: Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, 17 Oct 1860, Roll M653_584; Image: 127; Family History Library Film: 803584; Page 705, Line 7, Dwelling #303, Family #303; Luke RIVERS, age 45, Farmer, born in SC (1815); Saline RIVERS, age 32, born in SC (1828); Sarah C. RIVERS, age 15, born in SC (1845); John RIVERS; age 13, born in SC (1847).



Trouble be-seized the family and on 1 January 1859, Mark Rivers filed a complaint in Open Court for a divorce accusing Catherine Rivers, his wife, of adultery.

The State of Mississippi
Jones County
Pleas before the Honorable William M. Hancock Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit Court
District of said State while presiding in Chancery.
Be it remembered that a regular term of the Chancery Court was begun and held in and for said County at the courthouse thereof in the Town of Ellisville on the 3rd Monday of April  A.D. 1859 it being the time and place designated by law for holding said court.  Present the Honorable Wm M. Hancock Judge and Chancellor of the County E. M. Duvall Sheriff of said county.  D. M. Shows clerk of said Court.
Mark Rivers
vs.     Divorce
Catherine Rivers
Be it remembered that the plaintiff in the above stated case did on the first day of January A.D. 1859 file his bill of complaint in the clerks office of said court which is in the words and figures following to wit…

The divorce was granted on 19 April 1959. Yet, Mark and Catherine continued to live together as husband and wife.

1860 CENSUS: Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi; Roll: M653_584;  Image: 127;  Family History Library Film: 803584, 17 Oct 1860, Page 705, Line 11; Dwelling 304, Family 304; Mark RIVERS, age 52, Farmer, born in SC (1808); Arena C. RIVERS, age 46, born in SC (1814); J. H. DRIMAN, age 17, born in MS (1843).


On 5 January 1868, Mark Rivers petitioned the court to have 3 destitute Holifiled children apprentice to him for care. These Holifield children were the grandchildren of Mark’s sister Milly and her husband Moses Holifield.

This day came Mr. Rivers who is a resident of said County and brought with him Milly Holifield Ranson Holifield aged twelve years Ransom Holifield aged ten years and Miles Holifield aged eight years and makes known to the County, that they orphans and destitute of the necessary means of support and makes application to the Court to have the, apprenticed to him until they respectively attain full age of twenty one years and the said Rivers consenting to taker the said Milly, Ransom, & Miles Holifield…

Even though Mark had divorced Catherine back in 1859 he became very benevolent in 1878. I believe that Mark knew he was dying because on 22 Mar 1878, he made a Deed of Gift to Catherine Rivers for 198 acres of land in Choctaw County, Alabama. (DB “N”, pages 381-382).

I believe Mark Rivers died sometime before 8 September 1879. On 8 Sep 1879, Irena Catherine Hancock and George S. Fagan were married in Choctaw County, Alabama.

George S. Fagan, son of Patsy Fagan, was born about 1807 in SC. George died before 1900. Catherine lived a few more years and is believed to have passed away before 1903.

George S. Fagan and Irena Catherine Hancock reared the following child:
i. Amanda J. Fagan was born about 1860.

George S. Fagan and Irena Catherine Hancock Rivers are beleived to be the biological parents of Amanda J. Fagan.

Mark S. Rivers is my 4th Great Grand Uncle.







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1. 1850 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 129B, Line 13, Dwelling 3194, Family #194, Household of Mark RIVERS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 374.
2. 1853, Jones County, Mississippi, Mississippi state and territorial census collection, 1792-1866, Jones County, Mississippi, Mark Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.om : viewed 11 June 2011); Microfilm V229. 3 rolls. Heritage Quest .Roll : v229_2.
3. 1860 Census, Jones County, Mississippi, population schedule, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi, Page 705, Line 11, Dwelling 304, Family 304, Household of Mark RIVERS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 584.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Choctaw County, Alabama, population schedule, Beat 7, Choctaw County, Alabama, enumeration district (ED) 014, Page 154A, Line 14, Dwelling 225, Family 125, Household of George S. FAGAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citiing NARA publication T9, Roll: 006.
5. Land Deed - Catherine Fagan to J. N. Dryman; 24 March 1880; Deed Book #Deed Book "N"; Page(s) page 533; Register of Deeds; Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama; 13 September 2015.
6. 1900 U. S. Census, Robertson County, Texas, Justice Precinct #6, population schedule, Robertson County, Texas, Justice Precinct #6, enumeration district (ED) 121, Page 247B/6B, Line 85, Dwelling 116, Family 116, Household of Jasper N. DRYMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 166.
7. Jones County, Mississippi, Volume 1 page 31-35 , Mark Rivers vs. Catherine Rivers, Divorce Case, April Term, 1858; Circuit Court Chancery, Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi.
14. Choctaw County, Alabama, Volume 1 page 31-35 Roll# S2005-0347, "Apprenticeship Records (1823-1924), Index - Adams, Judge - Young, Mattie", Minors for Apprenticeship-Milley, Ransom, Miles Holifield, 5 January 1868; Clerk of Probate, Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama.
8. 1870 U. S. Census, Choctaw County, Alabama, population schedule, Township 10, Choctaw, Alabama, Page: 412B; Line 27, Dwelling 162, Family 163, Household of Martin RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 June 2011); citing NARA publication M593_7.
9. Land Deed - Mark Rivers to Catherine Rivers, Deed of Gift; 14 August 1878; Deed Book # Vol . N.; page(s)381-382.
10. Choctaw County, Alabama, Marriage Licensee, Book 1, Page 263, FHL Film #1788198., George S Fagan & Catherine Rivers, 8 September 1879; Probate Court, Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama.

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Bibliography:
Alabama. Choctaw County. Marriage Licensee. Probate Court, Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama.
Alabama. Choctaw County. Volume 1 page 31-35. Clerk of Probate. Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama.
Land Deed - Register of Deeds; Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama.
Mississippi. Jones County. Volume 1 page 31-35. Circuit Court Chancery. Ellisville, Jones County, Mississippi.
United states.  Mississippi. Jones County. 1853, Mississippi state and territorial census collection, 1792-1866. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.om : 2011.
United States. Alabama. Choctaw County. 1870 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
United States. Alabama. Choctaw County. 1880 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
United States. Justice Precinct #6. Texas. Robertson County. 1900 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
United States. Mississippi. Jones County. 1850 Census, population schedule. Online database. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
United States. Mississippi. Jones County. 1860 Census, population schedule. Online database. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2009.






























































Friday, August 17, 2018

Sale of Frederick and Siddie Rivers Estate Lands

Frederick F. Rivers, Jr. and his wife, Sarah “Siddie” Boatwright both died within 13 months of each other. First, Frederick died 31 May 1860 then Sarah died on 3 July 1861. Their death left 7 surviving children: 

i. William M. "Billy" Rivers, born 1805, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Anne Eliza Kelley, 27 Dec 1837, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died  Mar. 18, 1891, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Sarah "Siddie" Rivers was born in 1808 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She was still living on 23 Jan 1879.
iii. David T. Rivers, born 10 Jun 1810, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Katherine Eugenia Edgeworth, abt 1844, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 8 Feb 1891, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
iv. Lewis Rivers, born 6 Nov 1811, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Lenora L. Padgett, 12 Dec 1839, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 11 Feb 1895, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
v. Eliza Rivers, born abt 1815, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John B. Rivers, 1832, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died bef 26 Jan 1870, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vi. Frederick F. Rivers III was born in 1828 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He served in the Civil War and died before 11 Jan 1866 at the age of 38 most likely due to service connected injuries. Frederick had his estate probated on 29 Jan 1866; Probate Folder #103 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was buried in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
vii. James Calvin Rivers, born 9 Jan 1831, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Louise Gatewood, 5 Jan 1860, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 3 Nov 1907, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Sometime near 11 January 1866, one of the children, Frederick III,  passed away leaving 6 remaining children.

On 28 April 1869, five of the remaining six children, William, Sarah, Lewis, Eliza and Calvin sold their interest in their parents estate lands (162 + acres) to their brother David T. Rivers for $500.00 dollars. [Chesterfield County, SC; Deed Book 4, pages 497 and 498].  

Another Chesterfield Land Deed (DB 4, pages 263 to 265] shows that the six children sold 69 acres to B. F. White for three hundred and sixty seven dollars ($367.00).

DB 4, pg 263

Transcription:
by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and released unto the said B. F. White all that tract and parcel of land formerly owned by F. F. Rivers (deceased).

DB 5, pg 497
DB 5, page 498

Transcription:
Page 497
Wm Rivers + Others to David Rivers Deed
The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Know all men by these presents that we William Rivers Sarah Rives Lewis Rivers Eliza Rivers + Calvin Rivers of the State and County aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of $500 Five hundred Dollars to us paid in hand by David Rivers of the State and County aforesaid have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said David Rivers a certain piece or parcel of land lying and being in the State and County aforesaid lying on Jimmey’s Creek bounded on the West by lands of John John Bitels [Bittle??] and Phillip G. Hinson in East by lands of A. J. Edins [Eddins] and others containing 162 1/2 more or less together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging in in <sic> anywise incidents or appertancy [appertaining] to have and to hold all and singular premises above mentioned unto the said David Rivers his heirs and afsigns against ourselves our heirs and against any person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming the same or any p[art thereof. In witnefs whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals, the 28 of April Anno 1869.
Signed, Sealed and delivered}                      Lewis Rivers {seal}
In the presence of}                                       Wm. Rivers {seal}
A. J. Eddins}                                                Calvin Rivers {seal}
W. B. Davis}                                 Eliza X her mark Rivers No Seal

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
Personally appeared before me A. J. Eddins and made oath that he saw Lewis Rivers, Wm. Rivers, and Calvin Rivers sign seal and as their act and deed deliver the within written deed and that he and W. B. Davis witnefsed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me 29th}                               A. J. Eddins
day of Jany 1879}
Thomas F. Malloy}
Clk}

Auditors Office}
Chesterfield County}
                  Recorded 29 Jany 1879 in Sales Book “A” page 132
                                                             C. L. Evans
                                                             A. C. C.

Recorded 29 Jany 1879
Orig.l deliv’d to P. Streater

Frederick F. Rivers, Jr.  an his wife Siddie are my 4th Great Grand Uncle and Aunt.









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1. 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 262, Line 7, Household of Frederick RIVERS Jr.; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
2. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 177B, Dwelling #1213, Family/1213, Household of Frederick Rivers Sr.; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed May 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.


3. Land Deed - Frederick W. Rivers to Frederick Rivers, Jr.; 21 November 1846; Deed Book #DB #1; Page(s) page 186; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; 2000.
4. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DB 4: pages 263, 264 & 265, Wm. RIVERS and Others to B. F. WHITE; 26 January 1870, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.


5. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DB 5: pages 497-498, William Rivers and Others to David Rivers; 28 April 1869, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
6. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Self-Published, 1995, page 1160. Tombstone of Frederick F. Rivers; 3 November 1779–31 March 1860, Rivers Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
7. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed November 2008); Memorial page for Frederick Rivers, Sr.; (3 November 1779–31 May 1860); Find a Grave memorial # # 47259651, Citing Rivers Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Pvt Frederick F. Rivers, Jr.  (1828–11 January 1866), Memorial # # 47259387.
9. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Self-Published, 1995. Tombstone of Siddie Rivers.
10. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Frederick F. RIVERS; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 21 May 2014); Estate Folder #103.














































Monday, August 13, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Sale of C. W. Davis Estate Lands



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

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

Today’s subject is the Sale of C. W. Davis Estate Lands. 1

DEED BOOK 3, page 594-page-001DEED BOOK 3, page 595-page-001DEED BOOK 3, page 596-page-001
Transcription:

P. F. Spofford Sheriff  to    Jesse C. Smith   Deed


The State of South Carolina
                                                 To all whom these presents shall come or be made known, or whom the same may in anywise concern I P F Spofford Sheriff of the County of Chesterfield in the said state send Greeting Whereas William B. Davis In on or about the twenty fifth of December in the year one thousand eight hundred and Seventy One did exhibit his Petition in the Court of Probate in the County of Chesterfield and State aforesaid asking that the real estate of C. W. Davis deceased might be sold. And the Court, being at issue before the Honorable Court aforesaid, came on to be heard on the first day of January A. D.  one thousand eight hundred and seventy two when the said Court, after a full hearing thereof and mature deliberations in the premises, did order, adjudge and decree that the the <sic> real estate of C. W. Davis deceased hereinafter mentioned and described should be sold at Public Auction by the Sheriff of Chesterfield County, on the terms and for the purposes mentioned in said decretal order, as by reference  thereto on file in the said Court, will appear. And the said Sheriff after having duly advertised the said real estate for sale, by public outcry on the fifth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Two did then, openly and publicly and according to the custom of Auction, Sell and dispose of the said Real estate below described unto Jesse C. Smith for the sum of one thousand and ten dollars$1010.00 he being at that price the highest bidder for the same.
Now know all men That I the said P F Spofford Sheriff as aforesaid in consideration of the premises and also in consideration of the sum of Three Dollars paid by the said Jesse C. Smith 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 Jesse C. Smith and his heirs and assigns, All that piece parcel and tract of land, Situate lying and being in the County of Chesterfield and State aforesaid on the waters of Abrams Creek, Containing  three hundred and fifty six acres more or less, bounded by lands of G. R. Boatwright, R. W. Smith, Mary Jones, Isaac Smith and Owen Bittle. Together with all and Singular the Rights, Members, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever, to the said tract of land, belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and Also, all the estate, right, title,interest, dower, possessions, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever, both at law and in Equity of the said C. W. Davis deceased and of all the parties in the Said Suit and of all other persons rightfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof by from or under them or either of them.
To Have and to Hold the said tract of land herein before mentioned and described with its hereditaments, privileges and appurtenances unto the said Jesse C. Smith his heirs and assigns forever. 
In witness whereof I the said P F Spofford Sheriff as aforesaid, under and by virtue of the Said decree have hereunto set my hand and seal at Cheraw, S. C. this Eight day of February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Seventy Two and in the ninety-Sixth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
Sealed and Delivered}                                             P. F. Spofford {LS}
In presence of}                                                                     S.C.C.
Henry McIver
W. E. McCreight
 
{U. S. Stamps amounting to}
{One 50/100 Dollars properly canceled}
 
The State of South Carolina
Chesterfield County}
                                 Personally [appeared] before me Edwin F. Malloy Notary Public came Henry McIver and made oath that he saw the within named P F Spofford Sign, Seal and as his act and deed, deliver the within deed and that he with W. E. McCreight witnessed the Execution thereof, and the cancellation of the United States Internal Revenue Stamps of$1.50/100 thereto affixed.
Sworn to before me this 9th}                                       Henry McIver
day of February A. D. 1872}
Edwin F. Malloy {LS}}
Notary Public}
 
Auditors Office
Chesterfield Co. }
             Recorded Feb 10th 1872 in Sales Book A, page 6
                                                                         T. L. Weston
                                                                                   A.C. C.
 
                           Recorded 10th February 1872
                           Orign’l Delv’ to Jesse C. Smith

Carroll Washington Davis died on 6 February 1863. His 2nd Wife, Mary Boatwright Davis, passed away on 22 February 1863. By Christmas of 1871 their estate was still unsettled. So, the oldest son of the first marriage, William Benjamin Davis petitioned the Courts to sell the 346 acres of land.

The farm (346 acres) went on sale, at public auction, on 5th of February 1872 and was sold to Jesse C. Smith, the highest bidder, at $1010.00 dollars. 

Carroll Washington Davis was twice married to sisters. He first married Elizabeth Boatwright, daughter of Lewis Boatwright and Elizabeth Rebecca Davis on 17 Feb 1846.  To this union was born 3 children:
  • William Benjamin Davis
  • Julia Elizabeth Davis
  • George Richard Davis
Elizabeth Boatwright Davis died 15 December 1853.

Carroll Washington  then married her (Elizabeth) younger sister Mary Boatwright on 10 August 1854. To this union was born 4 children:
  • Catherine Jane Davis
  • Lewis Boatwright Davis
  • Margaret Elizabeth Davis
  • Mary Eliza Davis
Carroll Washington Davis and his two wives are my 1st Cousin 4 times removed. Elizabeth Rebecca Davis Boatwright is my 3rd Great Grand Aunt.





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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 3: pages 594 to 596, P. F. Spofford Sheriff to Jesse C. Smith Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina





Sunday, August 12, 2018

It’s Family Time~Ambrose M. Huneycutt, Sr.

Its-Family-Time2
Ambrose M. Huneycutt Sr. was born about 1804 in Montgomery County, North Carolina. He appeared in censuses from 1830 to 1860. 2 He died on 14 Jan 1879 at the age of 75 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.3

Ambrose M. Huneycutt Sr. and Elizabeth "Betty" Morgan were married about 1824. Elizabeth "Betty" Morgan was born about 1797. 4 She died about 1852 at the age of 55.

Ambrose M. Huneycutt and Elizabeth Morgan had the following children:

i. Marcus Jackson "Mark" Huneycutt, born 7 Aug 1825, Montgomery County, North Carolina; married Susann, abt 1852; died 25 Oct 1913.
ii. Gabriel Huneycutt, born abt 1828, Montgomery County, North Carolina; married Jincy .
iii. George H. Huneycutt was born about 1832 in Montgomery County, North Carolina. 5 He served in the military.
iv. Ambrose M. Huneycutt Jr., born abt 1838, Montgomery County, North Carolina; married Sarah; died 20 Nov 1862 in the Civil War. .
v. Elizabeth D. Huneycutt was born about 1837 in Montgomery County, North Carolina. 6
vi. Mary Huneycutt was born about 1845. 7 8
Ambrose M. Huneycutt Sr. and Cynthia Gow were married on 14 Dec 1854.9 Cynthia Gow was born about 1830. 10

Ambrose M. Huneycutt and Cynthia Gow had the following children:

i. Eva M. Huneycutt was born about 1854. 11
ii. James Harrell Huneycutt was born on 15 Sep 1857 in Stanly County, North Carolina. 12 He died on 6 Jun 1939 at the age of 81 in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina.

This family have proven to be a real challenge and a lot of additional research is needed to fill in the gaps. If you are related to or have knowledge of this family I would love to hear from you.




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1. 1850 Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Almonds, Stanly, North Carolina, Page: 36A(stamped); Line 34, Dwelling 507, Family 508, household of Ambrose HONEYCUTT; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 645.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Stanly County, North Carolina, Page: 10 (stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 128, Family 128, Household of Ambrose HUNEYCUTT; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2016); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 914.
3. Obituary, The Charlotte Democrat, Charlotte, NC, January 24, 1879, Image 3, [Died] In Cabarrus county, Mr. Ambrose Honeycutt. Image provided by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, Chapel Hill, NC.
4. 1850 Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Almonds, Stanly, North Carolina, Page: 36A(stamped); Line 34, Dwelling 507, Family 508, household of Ambrose HONEYCUTT.
5. Ibid.
6. Ibid.
7. Ibid.
8. 1860 U. S. Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Stanly County, North Carolina, Page: 10 (stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 128, Family 128, Household of Ambrose HUNEYCUTT.
9. "North Carolina, Index to Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 6 June 2016), Ambrose Huneycutt in the North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Marriage Date: 14 Dec 1854.
10. 1860 U. S. Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Stanly County, North Carolina, Page: 10 (stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 128, Family 128, Household of Ambrose HUNEYCUTT.
11. Ibid.
12. Ibid.





























Friday, August 10, 2018

Finding the Correct Name of the Wife of Lewis Boatwright, Jr.

In 1927, Harry Alexander Davis published an unsourced book of the David/Davis family entitled “The Davis family (Davies and David) in Wales and America : genealogy of Morgan David of Pennsylvania.”

The book has been widely used by Davis researchers within the United States. The book is not without errors and as stated before none of the information within the book has been sourced. One of those errors will be addressed in this web post.

On pages 54 and 55 of the book, Mr. Davis shows that the 7th child of Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers was a daughter name Margaret Elizabeth who married Lewis Boatwright.

Margaret Davis Freeman

Elizabeth did marry Lewis Boatwright, Jr. but in several deeds related to his estate, she maintains that her name is Elizabeth Rebecca NOT  Margaret Elizabeth as stated in the Davis book. See Chesterfield County Land Deeds, DB 1, page 46-47 and DB 3, page 301-302.

One child of Margaret and Lewis is not mentioned in the Davis book. That child was Louisa Ann who married Duncan Teal. Dates for individuals do not match census records; there is a known death date for Lewis but no known death date exists for Elizabeth Rebecca Davis Boatwright. 

DB 1, pg 47-page-001DB 1, pg 48-page-001

Transcription:

Lewis Boatwright to Samuel Boatwright Deed [1]

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
Know all men by these presents that I Lewis Boatwright of the State and district aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty ($250} to me in hand paid have granted bargained sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sale and release unto my son Samuel Boatwright of the said State and district a certain piece parcel and tract of land containing two hundred and fifty-one (251) [acres] more or less bounded on the North by R. Smith’s land on the East by W. W. Davis’s land on the South by Geo. Boatwright’s land and on the East by Wesley Streator’s land 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 above-mentioned premise unto the said Samuel Boatwright his heirs and assigns forever and I the said Lewis Boatwright do hereby warrant and forever defend the said premises with their appurtenances unto the said Samuel Boatwright and bind myself my heirs executors and administrators to warrant and defend the same unto the said Samuel Boatwright is heirs and assigns forever against myself and heirs and from and against the claim or claims of any person claiming the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of April A.D. Eighteen Hundred and fifty-four [1854].
Signed Sealed and deliver
in the presence of                                         Lewis Boatwright {seal}
C. W. Davis
George R. Boatwright
South Carolina}
Chesterfield District} Personally appeared before me C. W. Davis and made oath that he saw the within named Lewis Boatwright Sign Seal and as his act & deed deliver the within written Deed & that he with George R. Boatwright witness the execution thereof
Sworn before me
this 29th April 1854                                                   C. W. Davis
J. C. Craig, Clk
The State of South Carolina
Chesterfield District } I H. Craig, Jr. Clk & Ex Offc Magistrate do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Elizabeth R. Boatwright the wife of the within named Lewis Boatwright did this day appear before me and upon being privately and separately examined by me did declared that she does voluntarily and without any compulsion dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever renounce release and forever relinquish unto the within named Samuel Boatwright his heirs and assigns all her interest and estate, and also all her rights and claim of Dower, of, in, or to all and Singular the premises within mentioned and released.
Given under my hand and seal this tenth day of January Anno Domini 1866.
{LS} H. Craig, Jr.                              Elizabeth Rebecca X Boatwright
Clk.

United States revenue stamp amounting
To 5 cents canceled by H. C. Jr. 10th February 1866
This deed was recorded in the Register’s Office for Chesterfield District on the 29 April 1854 in Book R, page 78 which Book was destroyed by General Sherman’s Army.
                                                                      H. Craig, Jr. Reg. O. D


Elizabeth Rebecca Davis Boatwright is my 3rd Great Grand Aunt.  








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[1] Land Deed - Lewis Boatwright to Samuel Boatwright; 15 April 1854; Deed Book #1; Page(s) 47-48; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; viewed.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Stanly County Land Deed~William Wood to Dempsey Huneycutte, Sr.


Deed Book 3, pg 360DEED BOOK 3, page 360

Transcription:

William Wood to Dempsey Huneycutte 1
This indenture made the fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty Eight Between William Wood of the state of N. Carolina and county of Montgomery of the one part and Dempsey Honeycutte Senr of the same county + State aforesaid of the other part   Witnefseth that for + in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to him in hand paid before the signing sealing of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged by him the said William Wood hath given granted bargained + sold + by these presents doth give grant bargain + sell unto the said Dempsey Huneycutt his heirs and assigns forever all that piece parcel plantation or tract of land + improvement situated in Montgomery on the East prong of Island creek joining John Peeks South east line Beginning at a stake at the Allenton road leading to Charlotte on John Peeks line running with his line north west 175 poles to a stake thence a south East course 180 poles to a stake thence south 175 poles to a stake on the south side of the Allenton road thence a west course 175 poles to a stake thence 50 poles to the beginning containing 200 acres more or lefs also with all ways waters watercourses and every appurtenances thereunto belonging to have and to hold the said land and tenements unto him the said Dempsey Huneycutt his heirs  exrs  + adms + afsigns forever to the only proper use + behoof of him the said Dempsey Huneycutt and the sd William Wood for himself and each of his heirs do forever warrant and defend the right + title of said land clear + free from him the said William Wood his heirs and afsigns unto Dempsey Huneycutt his heirs + afsigns forever where unto I the said William Wood  hath hereunto set his hand and affixed my seal  the day + year first above written.
In the presence of us
George H. Huneycutte                                       Wm. Wood
L. K. Huneycutte
 
North Carolina} June 26th 1854
Stanly County} Then the execution of this deed was proved on the oath of Levi K. Huneycutt therefore let it be registered.        R. Harris, Clk
Registered 28th June 1854                                         S. S. Stone, Regr.

Dempsey Huneycutt Sr died sometime after 23 September 1849 and when the 1850 Census was enumerated. He should be listed in the 1850 Mortality schedule but he is not. The below document is the last document I have found that names Dempsey Huneycutt before his death. 

23 September 1849  2  
Original Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Association Minutes
On page 66 – Commencing on Saturday before the 4th Lord’s Day in [23] September 1849 The Meadow Creek association met with Elder G. Little delivering a sermon from Titus 2nd Chapter 14th verse. On the next page (67) present at this meeting was Hezekiah Hearne, D. Little and Demcy Hunnicut representatives from the Meadow Creek Church.  


Little Dempsey Huneycutt




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[1] Stanly County, North Carolina, Deed Book 3: pages 359-360, William Wood to Dempsey Huneycutte, Sr.; 5 June 1838, Register of Deeds, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina.
[2] Original Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Association Minutes, page 66-67

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday~Charles McKinley Huneycutt, Jr. and wife Roxana Burris


Charles McKinley Huneycutt
b. 9 Mar 1861
d. 8 May 1924

Roxana Burris Huneycutt
b. 16 Aug 1860
d. 28 Jun 1932

bu. Running Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Locust, Stanly County, NC

62077021_129129074236
Tombstone photo courtesy William Poplin

Huneycutt-Burris Marriage
Charles and Roxana were married 26 October 1882.


Charles and Roxana had 7 children; 3 daughters and 4 sons.











Charles McKinley Huneycutt is a 2nd cousin 3 times removed.




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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 November 2016); Memorial page for Charles McKinley Huneycutt; (9 March 1861–8 May 1924); Find a Grave memorial # 62077021, Citing Running Creek Baptist Church Cemetery; Locust, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA.
[2] "North Carolina, Marriages Record, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 November 2016), Marriage of Charles McKinley Huneycutt and Roxana Burris, Marriage Date: 26 Oct 1882.




Monday, August 6, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will of William Riley Huneycutt, Jr.



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

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

Today’s subject is the Last Will of William Riley Huneycutt, Jr. 1

WILL BOOK 2, page 464-465

State of North Carolina}ss
Stanly County}  In the Superior Court
A paper writing purporting to be the Last will and testament of W. R. Huneycutt, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by the executor therein mentioned and the due execution thereof by the said W. R. Huneycutt is proved by the oath and examination of J. W. Smith and W. O. Poplin and C. C.  Whitley the subscribing witness thereto, who being duly sworn doth depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of W. R. Huneycutt that the said W. R. Huneycutt in the presence of these deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date of the 29th day of June 1905.
And the deponent further saith, That the said W. R. Huneycutt, the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited to be his Last Will and Testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of the said testator. And this deponent further saith, that at the said time of deponent subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto,as aforesaid the said W. R. Huneycutt was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge,information or belief of this deponent; and further these deponents say not. 
Severally sworn and}                                      J. W. Smith {seal}
subscribed this 8th day of}                             W. O. Poplin {seal}
May 1906 before me.}                                    C. C. Whitley {seal}
R. A. Crowell CSC
 
June 29, 1905
State of N. C.  Stanly County
Know all men by these presents that I W. R. Huneycitt of the aforesaid State and County am of sound mind and do hereby make my first & last will as to the disposition of my property both real and personal.  That it is my will that my wife Jane Huneycutt shall have full control of all my property both real and personal  her lifetime or widowhood and the benefits of the same, it is my will that she pay or caused to be paid the present debts against said property, it is also my will that after her deth [death] or widowhood that the said property be equily [equally] divided among my eight children that -  I have by my present wife Jane Huneycutt. This is my last will and testament and now I commit my soul and body unto the hands of him that doth all things well. 
Witness:                                                W. R. X his mark Huneycutt
J. W. Smith                                                                      Testator
W. O. Poplin
C. C. Whitley
J. X his mark Huneycutt

William Riley Huneycutt married Eliza Jane Hinson on 25 Nov 1875. He was the son of William Riley Sr and Mila Ann Whitley.

They would have eight children as stated within the above will – “said property be equily [equally] divided among my eight children that -  I have by my present wife Jane Huneycutt.” Those eight children were 4 sons and 4 daughters. 

William Riley Huneycutt, Jr.  is my 3rd cousin 3 times removed.












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[1] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9GCC-LGD?cc=1867501&wc=32GQ-2NL%3A169988501%2C170067001 : 21 May 2014), Stanly > Wills, 1868-1907, Vol. 2 > image 287 of 359; county courthouses, North Carolina.