Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday~The Adam Drye Family

Adam Drye
b. 20 Sept. 1826
d. 19 Jan. 1914

Elizabeth Layton Drye
b. 16 Feb. 1821
d. 2 Mar. 1905

Richard A. Drye
b/d. 25 June 1857

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Tombstone Photo Courtesy of William Poplin

Adam Drye was the son of George M. Drye and Mary ‘Polly’ Sides. Adam and Elizabeth Layton were married about 1850.

Adam Dry and Elizabeth Layton had the following children:
        i.    Moses Adam Dry, born 20 Oct 1850, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Diana Hall, 5 Oct 1893; married M. Frances Peeples, abt 1884; died 11 Sep 1938.
         ii.    Green Martin Dry, born 25 Apr 1853, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Laura Belvidera Meyers, 9 Sep 1886, Stanly County, North Carolina; died 10 Jan 1937, Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina.
         iii.    George E. Dry, born 15 Jul 1855, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Diana Hall, 17 Oct 1886, Stanly County, North Carolina; died 18 Feb 1890.
         iv.    Richard A. Dry was born on 25 Jun 1857 in Stanly County, North Carolina. He died on 25 Jun 1857 at the age of 0 in Stanly County, North Carolina.
         v.    John Rufus Dry, born 6 Jul 1861, Stanly County, North Carolina; married Lucy Victoria Sides, 29 Dec 1886, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; died 26 Oct 1946.
         vi.    Julia A. F. Dry, born 14 May 1866, Stanly County, North Carolina; married William Lee. Harris, 22 Apr 1888, Stanly County, North Carolina; died 9 Jan 1956.

After the death of his 1st wife in 1905, Adam Dry and Sarah A. Burleson were married on 11 Sep 1906 in Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina. Sarah A. Burleson, daughter of Joseph Burleson, was born on 4 Aug 1848 in Stanly County, North Carolina. She died on 19 Dec 1916 at the age of 68 in Stanly County, North Carolina.

Adam Drye is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.







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1. Frank K. Bostian B. W. Cruse, Dutch Buffalo Creek Meeting House: 1745-1806 (Salisbury, North Carolina: Rowan Business Forms, 1974), page 59; digital images, Bethel Bear Creek United Church of Christ,  (https://archive.org/details/dutchbuffalocree00bost : viewed, extracted 10 February 2016; Adam Dry, b. 20 Sept 1825, bap. 11 Feb 1827.
2. Stanly County, North Carolina, Deed Book 5: page 276, Sale of George M. Dry Estate Lands; Adam Dry to  B. H. Carter; 10 March 1859, Register of Deeds, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina.
3. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  3 June 2015); Memorial page for Adam Drye; (20 September 1826–19 January 1914); Find a Grave memorial # 62256121, Citing Palestine Methodist Church Cemetery; Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina, USA.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Charles Dry Migrates to North Carolina

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 Migration of Charles Dry and his Family to North Carolina, 1777. 1

Charles Dry was born about 1733 in Pennsylvania. He married Christina Muss about 1753/54 in the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Montgomery County, PA.

Their first born, a son Owen Ulrich was born 4 December 1754 in Montgomery County, PA. Between 1754 and 1769, Charles and Christina would have five children; four (4) sons and one daughter. The two oldest sons were baptized in 1757 and 1759.

In July 1777, we find Charles, Christina, and their four sons; Owen Ulrich, Johan Martin, Phillip Wiley and Andrew Dry in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Their daughter Anna Christina Dry passed away 29 June 1772.

It is between 29 June 1772 and 26 July 1777 that Charles Dry and his family made their moved from Pennsylvania.

In Mecklenburg County Deed Book 7, pages 297 – 300 we find the Land Deed transcribed below between  Barbara Hernhart and Charles Darr.


DEED BOOK 7, page 297
DB 7, pg 297

DEED BOOK 7, page 298-299
DB 7, pg(s) 298-299

DEED BOOK 7, page 300
DB 7, pg 300


Deed Book 7, Mecklenburg County, NC.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99D6-F9HB-Y?i=363&cat=168633


Transcription:
Page 297
This Indenture made the twenty six day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand Seventeen and seventy Seven Between Paul Barringer of Mecklenburg County in North Carolina planter and Barbara Hernhart, heretofore Barbara Haggler Executors of the last will and testament of John Haggler late of Mecklenburg County aforesaid planter deceased of the one part and Charles Darr of the said County of Mecklenburg planter of the other part. Whereas the said John Haggler deceased by his last will and testament in writing bearing date on or about the twenty ninth day of May which was in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy one amongest other things willed and Directed that in case of his wife, the said Barbara should Intermarry again his Executors therein mentioned should sell and Dispofe of his lands in the best manner or by reference thereunto said will more fully appear. And the said John Haggler did afterward thereby nominate and constitute the said Paul Barringer and his said wife the said Barbara Executors of his said will And Whereas the said John Haygler afterward Departed this life without altering or Revoking his said Will and the said Paul Barringer and his said Wife the Said Barbara afterwards  proved the same in the proper Court and took upon themselves the burden of the Execution thereof  And WHEREAS the said Barbara heretofore the wife of the said John Haggler Deceased afterwards Intermarried with Phillip Hernhart of Rowan County North Carolina planter whose wife she still is. And the said Paul Barringer and the said Barbara Hernhart the Executors as aforesaid have proceeded to Sell and Dispose of the land of the said John Haggler Deceased after the best manner pursuant to the Direction in the above in part recited will And have according contracted and agreed with the said Charles Darr for the absolute purchase of the same at and for the price and sum of two hundred and fifty pounds proclamation money. NOW this indenture Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the said sum of Two Hundred and fifty pounds proclamation money to them the said Paul Barringer and Barbara Hernhart or one of them in hand paid by the said Charles Darr at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge and therefore {word copped of bottom of page 297] and Discharge the said Charles Darr
Page 298
his Executors and administrators by these presents that the said Paul Barringer and Barbara Hernhart Have granted bargained Sold delivered and Confirmed by these present Do Grant bargain Sell alien and confirm unto the said Charles Darr and his heirs Executors administrators and assigns all that Messuage or Tenement plantation or Farm late of him the said John Haggler Situate lying and being on Dutch Buffalo Creek within the said County of Mecklenburg  and the lands and premises thereto belonging  and premises particularly mentioned and Described that is to say all that Tract or parcel of land and premises beginning at a white oak on the east side of the said Creek running thence North Sixty eight West one hundred and eighty poles to a stake thence South one hundred and twenty poles to a pine thence South twenty five West one hundred and  (illegible??) forty poles to a stake thence South fifty eight East one hundred + fifty five poles to a white oak thence North Twenty East to the first Station. All of which said Lands and premises are situate on Dutch Buffalo Creek aforesaid and containing in the whole about Two Hundred and Fifty acres little more or lefs and were heretofore conveyed to the said John Haygler Deceased by Arthur Dobbs Esquire late Governor of North Carolina and Justina his wife, by Deed of bargain and sale bearing date the tenth day of February which was in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty-five.  And all messuage buildings Orchards by ways waters water courses profile Commodities heriditaments and appurtenance whatsoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging or in anywise  appertaining and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof;and also all the estate, right, title, interest, ??? Trust property claim and Demand whatsoever of them the said Paul Barringer and Barbara Hernhart of in and to the said premises and every part and parcel thereof  TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Plantation Lands and premises hereby Bargained and sold with their and every of their appaurtenances unto the said Charles Darr his heirs and assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him  the said, Charles Darr, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Paul Barringer and Barbara Hernhart for themselves and their heirs Execeutors  + Adminstrators  Do Covenant and promise to and with the said Charles Darr his heirs and assigns by these presents that they the said Paul Barringer and Barbara Hernhart Now at the time
Page 299
of Sealing and Delivery of these presents Have granted? full power and lawful and absolute authority to grant and Convey the said Plantation Lands & Premises hereby bargained and Sold unto the said Charles Darr his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns in manner and form aforesaid and that the said Premises Now and So forever hereafter Shall Remain and be free and Clear of and from all former and Other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Dowers Right and Title of Dower Judgments Executions Titles Troubles Charges and incumbrances whatsoever Made Done committed or Suffered by the said Paul Barringer and Barbara Hernhart for the said John Haygler Deceased or any Other Person or Persons whatsoever,the ?Quit Rent? hereafter to grow ?Due? and payable for and in ?Respect? of the Premises only ?Excepted? And Lastly that the said Paul Barringer and Barbara Hernhart and their heirs and assigns every other person and Persons and his and their heirs having or Claiming in the Premises herein before mentioned or Intended to be hereby bargained and Sold Shall Shall and will from Time to Time and at all Times and at all Times hereafter at the Reasonable Request and at the proper books and Charges in the law of him the said Charles Darr his heirs or assigns make do and execute or Cause??? to be made Done + Executed all and every Said further and Other lawful and Reasonable act and action thing and things Conveyances and Assigning?  in the View for the further better and more perfect Conveying and Assigning the premises aforesaid with their and every of the appurtenances unto the said Charles Darr his heirs and assigns as by the said Charles Darr his heirs, assigns or his or their Council Carried in the law shall be Reasonably Devised Advised or Required In Witness whereof the Said Paul Barringer and Barbara Hernhart have hereunto Set their hands + seals the Day and year first above written
 
Signed Sealed + Delivered                     Paul Barringer (seal)
   In the Presence of                           Barbara Hernhart (seal)
Jacob Dunne
Matthias Beaver


North Carolina}                          October Sefsion 1777
Mecklenburg County}
             The within Deed was proven in Open Court by the Oath of Matthias Beaver a subscribing witnefs thereto. Ordered to be Registered.
Test                                                 Sam Martin C of C


Charles and Christina Dry are my paternal 5th Great Grandparents. 




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[1] Gary D. Walter, Genealogy.com, Prelude to "Focus on Johan Georg and Charles Dry (www.genealogy.com/ftm/w/a/l/Gary-D-Walter/FILE/0002page.html : viewed 17 July 2015), Mecklenburg Deeds 7:297-300, Deed- Barbara (Hagler) Haygler, Extx of the LWT of John Haygler, late of Meck. Dec’d. to Charles Darr, 25 July 1777.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Chesterfield County SC Estates~Estate Folder #1371–Jessie Davis

This is a new series of posting, appearing every Sunday, on selected Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resources if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
Today we will be looking at the following Estate folders:

Folder #1371
Jessie Davis 1
This estate folder begins at image #1087 and ends with image #1094. (images 1087-1094)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N3T7-F?i=1086&wc=MPP5-ZN5%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C192254901&cc=1911928

Jessie Davis Will, page 1Jessie Davis Will, page 2

Last Will and Testament of Jessie Davis

South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
I, Jessie Davis of above State + County realizing the uncertainty of life and desiring to arrange my business affairs do make, ordain, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament revoking all former Wills by me made ~~
I. I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved husband, John N. Davis, all my property of every kind, real, personal and mixed and I nominate, constitute and appoint my said husband the Executor of this Will.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal 14th August 1908.
Signed, sealed, published}
and  declared by Jessie}
Davis as ?? for her}
Last Will and Testament}
In the presence of us, who}
In her presence and at}
Her request and in the}
Presence of each other}
Have subscribed our}
Names as witnesses}                               Jessie Davis {Seal}
The words “John N. Davis” were}
  interlined in line 12 before}
execution of this paper.}
A. C. Douglass}
W. S. Lewis}
Josie Douglass}



Jessie F. Crawley was the first wife of John Nelson Davis, son of Thomas P. Davis and Nancy Jane Massey.

Jessie and John were married about 1894, Jessie and John had no children until the 1920 Census when a young lady, Retha DAVIS, daughter, age 3 9/12, born in Louisiana was enumerated with the family. As seen above Jessie Davis did not update her will to mention this child.

Jessie F. Crawley Davis passed away on 8 February 1920. Retha Davis lived a long life and was twice married.

After her death, John N. Davis remarried sometime before 1930 Frances Elizabeth “Fannie” Previtte. John and Fannie had a short time together before his sudden death on 29 September 1932.

John and Jessie are my 2nd Cousins 3 times removed.







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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N3T7-F?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-ZN5%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C192254901 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 1315-1407 > image 1087 of 1626; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

It’s Family Time~Pvt. Hardy Sellers Family

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Pvt. Hardy Sellers was born on 13 Dec 1823 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was a son of Phillip Sellers, Sr. and his wife Mary [LNU].

He was enumerated in the 1850 Anson County, NC Census and the 1860 Census for Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

He enlisted on 12 April 1862 serving with Capt. Kelly's Co. (Chesterfield Art'y.) South Carolina Lt. Art'y..  He died on 15 Aug 1863 at the age of 39 in Petersburg,VA. Hardy was buried at Blandford Church Cemetery. The Memorial at Hopewell Cemetery in Chesterfield County is a Cenotaph.

Hardy Sellers and Mary E. Hancock were married about 1845. Mary E. Hancock, daughter of Phillip Hancock and Sarah Caroline Timmons, was born on 5 Dec 1822 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died on 15 May 1900 at the age of 77.

Hardy Sellers and Mary E. Hancock had the following children:

        i.    Lauraetta Jane Sellers, born 10 Sep 1846, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married James William Crawley; died 10 Mar 1900.
         ii.    Sarah Frances "Fannie" Sellers, born Dec 1849, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John Jackson Steen; died 1914, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         iii.    Mary A. Sellers, born abt 1849, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married James Jackson Hancock.
         iv.    Harriett Sellers was born about 1850 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         v.    Martha Eliza Sellers, born 17 Oct 1857, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Thomas Jefferson Sellers; died 20 Sep 1918.
         vi.    Susannah Wood "Sue" Sellers, born 9 May 1855, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William James Thurman, 27 Mar 1879; died 29 Apr 1939, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         vii.    Celia Rebecca Sellers, born abt 1860, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Hardy Jackson Allen.

Hardy Sellers is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle.





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1. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 9: pages 388 & 389, HARDY SELLERS TO HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
2. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 176B; Line 2, Dwelling 261, Family 261, Household of Hardy SELLERS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 138(stamped); Line 1, Dwelling 620, Family 619, Household of Hardy SELLERS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 March 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 887.
4. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (https://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 25 March 2013), entry for Hardy Sellers, Private; Captain Kelly’s Company Chesterfield Light Artillery; Confederate.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  25 March 2013); Memorial page for Pvt. Hardy Sellers; (13 December 1823–15 August 1863); Find a Grave memorial # 66124540, Citing Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
6. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 176B; Line 2, Dwelling 261, Family 261, Household of Hardy SELLERS.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~Copy of Minnie Sanders Rivers Family History

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Finding an Original copy of the Chesterfield County Rivers Family by Minnie Sanders Rivers is one of my major Treasures that I have acquired during my research. Minnie compiled this history back in the late 1920’s , The history was compiled over time as Mrs. Rivers wrote various relatives throughout the United States acquiring data.

Copies of some of those letters and the response from relatives are contained within the Family History Booklet.  

Monday, October 22, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Land Deed ~Sarah Ann Rivers + Others to Hulda Rivers + Others, 1883

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 Land Deed ~Sarah Ann Rivers + Others to Hulda Rivers + Others, 1883. 1

DEED BOOK 7, Page 242-page-001DEED BOOK 7, Page 243-page-001DEED BOOK 7, Page 244-page-001

Transcription: 

Sarah Ann Rivers + Others}
To}                     Deed
Hulda Rivers + Others}

State of South Carolina}
County of Chesterfield}
                 Know all men by these presents that we Sarah Ann Rivers Malachi Rivers Mary Jane Rivers Isaac Rivers Sarah B. Rivers Malachi J. Rivers Rosa Ann Purvis William C. Purvis Thomas F. Rivers Louisa Eddings and Thetis Watson all of the County and State aforesaid for and in consideration that Hulda Rivers, Drury L. Rivers, James M. Rivers, Henry Rivers and Charles Rivers have undertaken and by the acceptance of this deed do undertake to properly support and maintain the aforesaid Malachi Rivers and his wife Sarah Ann Rivers during the terms of their natural lives have granted bargained sold and Release and by these presents do grant bargain sell and Release unto the said Hulda Rivers Drury L. Rivers James M. Rivers Henry Rivers and Charles Rivers all that certain piece parcel or tract of land situate lying and being in the County and State aforesaid on waters of Indian Creek about two miles from Chesterfield Court House containing one hundred and fifty acres more or less and is more particularly described in the following deed and plats to wit: a deed for Obediah Gulledge to John B. Pitts bearing date the 16th day of February 1841.  A deed from John B. Pitts to John Evans bearing date the 22nd  day of November 1845. A Deed from John Evans to Frederick Rivers in trust bearing date 7th day of October 1854 and a plat attached to the deed from Obediah Gulledge to to <sic> a John B. Pitts the same being the tract of land whereon the aforesaid Malachi Rivers and Sarah Ann Rivers have resided for many years together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining. Nevertheless upon the following trusts that is to say in trust for the aforesaid Sarah Ann Rivers for and during the term of her natural life and after the death of the aforesaid Sarah Ann Rivers then in trust for the aforesaid Malachi Rivers if he should be the survivor for and during the term of his natural life and after his death to the aforesaid Hulda Rivers Drury L. Rivers James M. Rivers Henry Rivers and Charles Rivers freed and discharged from all trusts whatever: To Have and To Hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Hulda Rivers Drury L. Rivers James M. Rivers Henry Rivers and Charles Rivers and their Heirs and assigns for the uses and trusts hereinbefore mentioned forever. And we do hereby bind ourselves and each and every of our heirs Executors and Administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the Said premises unto the said Hulda Rivers Drury L. Rivers James M. Rivers Henry Rivers and Charles Rivers Their heirs and assigns against ourselves and each and every one of our heirs and against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness our hands and seals this the first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three and in the one hundred and seventh year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
Signed Sealed and Delivered}       R. A. Purvis {seal}
In the presence}                             Thomas F. Rivers {seal}
E. J. Kennedy}                               Sarah Ann X her mark Rivers {seal}
R. A. White}                                  Malachi X his mark Rivers {seal}
Louisa Eddings signed}                 Thetis Watson {seal}
Sealed and delivered in the}          {seal}
presence of}                                   {seal}

South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
             Personally appeared E. J. Kennedy who made oath that he saw the within named R. A. Purvis Thomas F. Rivers Sara Ann Rivers Malachi Rivers and Thetis Watson sign seal and as their Act and deed deliver the within written Deed and that he with R. A. White witnessed the execution thereof.    
Sworn to before me}
11th April 1883}                                            E. J. Kennedy
W. J. Hanna}
Clerk Court}

Recorded in Auditors Office Book B page 1
                 S. G. Godfrey, Auditor

Recorded 11th April 1883
Orig Del to Hulda Rivers + Others


The Trust Deed between John Evans and Frederick Rivers, mentioned in the above deed, can be found in Deed Book 3, pages 109 and 110

Malachi Rivers, son of William Rivers and his wife Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Rivers was born 22 August 1812.
He married about 1837 Sarah Ann Boatwright daughter of Drury Boatwright and  Lavicy ‘Vicy” Thurman.
Malachi and Sarah Ann had a large family consisting of 16 Children; 7 daughters and 9 sons.

In the Land Deed above the parents and 8 of the oldest Children, in order, Sarah Ann Boatwright Rivers (Mother), Malachi Rivers (Father), Malachi J. Rivers, Isaac Rivers, Mary Jane Rivers, Sarah B. Rivers, Rosa Ann Rivers Purvis, Thomas F. Rivers, Louisa Rivers Eddings and Thetis Rivers Watson are contracting with the 5 youngest children for the care of Malachi Rivers and his wife Sarah Ann Boatwright Rivers.  
The five youngest children in order are Hulda Rivers Drury L. Rivers James M. Rivers Henry Rivers and Charles Rivers.
Malachi died in 1884 so that voided his life estate. Sarah Ann Boatright Rivers died 9 June 1902; since Malachi was deceased the land should have transferred to the 5 youngest children. All five survived living into the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Three children, not mentioned, were deceased prior to February 1883.






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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, DEED BOOK 7: pages 242 to 244, Sarah Ann Rivers + Others to Hulda Rivers + Others, 1883; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Its Family Time~ William Bogan Deese

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William Bogan Deese was born about 1837 a son of  Samuel Deese and Sarah ‘Sallie’ Hill of Anson County, North Carolina. He was a farmer.

On 3 October 1861, at age 24, William Bogan Deese enlisted with Company B, North Carolina 31st Infantry Regiment.

DEESE, WILLIAM B., Private
Resided in Anson County where he enlisted at age 24, October 3, 1861. Died in hospital at Wilmington on or about September 3, 1863, of “pneumonia.”[North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, Volume 8, page 440]

He died in July 1863, at the age of 26, in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was enlisted by E. R. Liles for the duration of the War. It is not known where William Bogan Deese was buried.

Notice the conflict here between the Official record (OR) and North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster, Volume 8, pg 440.
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William Bogan Deese is my Great Grand Uncle.

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1. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (https://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 4 March 2015), entry for William B. Deese, Private; Company 'B', North Carolina 31st Infantry Regiment; Confederate.
     2. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 188A (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 428, Family 428, Household of Mary DEAS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 May 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.
     3. William B. Deese, compiled military record (Private, Company B, 31st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry), U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 (Provo, Utah: www.ancestry.com), N/A.
     4. Ancestry,Military Service Records, database entry for  William B. Deese, Private; Company 'B', North Carolina 31st Infantry Regiment; Confederate.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday~Harrison Deese + Isabella Huneycutt Marriage

Henry Harrison Deese, son of Samuel Deese and Sarah ‘Sallie’ Hill married Nellie Isabella Huneycutt, daughter of James W. Huneycutt and Sarah Elizabeth ‘Sallie’ Page on 1 February 1875 in Wadesboro, North Carolina.

Harrison Deese_Isabella Huneycutt

The marriage licensee embedded here within shows the date of 1 February 1875. However, Vincent Parsons, the Justice of the Peace who performed this ceremony failed to fill in the blanks on the portion of the Marriage License shown below.

Isabella Huneycutt Marriage

Harrison Deese is a brother to my Great Grandfather, John Calvin Deese.

Nellie Isabella Huneycutt was a sister to Louvena Huneycutt. Louvenea was the 1st wife of John Calvin Deese.

So we have two brothers marrying sisters; daughters of James W. Huneycutt and Sarah Elizabeth ‘Sallie’ Page

Harrison and Isabella are my Great Grand Uncle and Aunt.








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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Anson County Marriages, GS FILM #296689, page 47, LDS FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah, Harrison Deese and Isabella Huneycutt, 1 February 1875; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

















Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday~Charles Edwin Powell


Charles Edwin Powell
b. 10 May 1875
d. 7 Sept. 1936
bu. Salem Baptist Church Cemetery

Charles Edwin Powell

Charles Edwin Powell was the son of  Charles Arnold Powell and Mary Gandy. He was the Grandson of Richard Thompson Powell.

Charles Edwin  Powell married Margaret S. Burch, daughter of Joseph Samuel Burch and Eugenia Haseltine Sinclair. They had one son, Edwin Sinclair Powell. Edwin Sinclair Powell was listed in the 1946 edition of Who’s Who in American Education and was widely noted for his photography.


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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 March 2016); Memorial page for Charles Edwin Powell; (10 May 1875–7 September 1936); Find a Grave memorial # 61725769 , Citing Salem Baptist Church Cemetery; Bennettsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~1867 Land Deed~Fred Rivers to Isaac J. Rivers

Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.
His definition of Amanuensis is:
Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.


Today’s subject is an 1867 Land Deed between Fred [C.] Rivers and His Son Isaac J. Rivers. 1
DEED BOOK 4, Page 755-page-001DEED BOOK 4, Page 756-page-001

Transcription:

Fred Rivers to Isaac J. Rivers, Deed

State of South Carolina}
     Know all men by these presents, that I Frederick Rivers of the District of Chesterfield and State aforesaid; for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to me paid by Isaac Rivers of the same District and State aforesaid, have granted, bargained, sold, and released, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said Isaac J. Rivers that piece, parcel and tract of land situate lying & being in the District of Chesterfield on the North side of Indian Creek beginning at a Pine 3Xn and running N. W. 70 [degrees] 22.75 [Chs] W Sapafras stakes 3Xo thence S. W. 20 [degrees] 31.50  [chs] W stake 3Xo(black gum grove) thence S. E. 70 [degrees] 38 [chs] to Stake 3Xn----S. Gum thence N. W. 4 [degrees] 33 chains to the beginning containing ninety-five acres more or less which said tract of land was conveyed by me the said Fredrick Rivers by Deed bearing date about the twenty-fifth of January AD 1859, which Deed has since been destroyed by General Sherman's Army in their March through this State in the year 1865. The plat herein attached is a survey made by Wm. L. Robeson, DS for the above tract of lands, which fully sets forth the metes, marks & boundaries &c reference being thereunto had will more fully appear. Together with all and singular, the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the said premises unto the said Isaac J. Rivers, his heirs, and assigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators to warrant and forever defend the said premises unto the said Isaac J. Rivers, his heirs and assigned from and against myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and against all person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. Witness my hand and seal this fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven + in the Ninety First year of American Independence..
Signed, Sealed and delivered                                                 Fredrick X Rivers {LS}
In the presence of the word "and" on 19th line                                his mark:
From top of first page being inserted
Before signing.
W. A. Mulloy
H Craig, Jr.


State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
     Personally appeared before me W. A. Mulloy and made oath that he saw the above named Fredrick Rivers sign, seal and as his act and deed deliver the within written deed, and that he and H. Craig, Jr.  witnessed the execution thereof.
Sworn before me                                         W. A. Mulloy
3rd December 1875
     T. F. Mulloy
         Clk


State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
I Thomas F. Mulloy Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions do hereby certify unto all whom it may concern that Mrs. Sarah Ann Rivers, the wife of the within named Frederick Rivers did this day appear before me, and upon being privately and separately examined by me did declare that she does freely, voluntarily and without any compulsion, dread or fear of any person or persons whomsoever, renounce, release and forever relinquish unto the within named Isaac J. Rivers his heirs and assigns, all her interest and estate and also all her rights and claims of Dower of, in or to all and singular the premises within mentioned and released. Given under my hand and seal, this 3rd day of December Anno Domino 1875.
T. F. Mulloy {LS}                                                  Sarah Ann X Rivers
Clk                                                                                      her mark



Fred Rivers to Isaac J. River Land Plat
Land Plat
South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
The above Plat is a correct copy of Survey made by me the Fourth Monday in January 1859 the same including the Residence of Isaac J. Rivers on the North Side of Indian Creek and purchased from his Father Frederick Rivers. See the Deed for the same. Given under my hand and seal this 25th January 1859.
                             W. L. Robeson
                             D L G C



            Recorded 8th December 1875
             Original Dlv to W. J. Rivers

Frederick C. Rivers, b. 13 May 1800, was a son of Isaac Rivers and Nancy Parker. He married Sarah Ann Hurst about 1828. Sarah Ann  Hurst b. 28 February 1811 was a daughter of Phillip Hurst and his wife Elizabeth [LNU]. 

Frederick and Sarah reared a large family of 16 children; 7 sons and 9 daughters.

Isaac J. Rivers was the second born son of Frederick and Sarah and their fourth child. In 1867 when this land transaction took place; Frederick was 67 years of age and Isaac was 33 years old.



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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 8: pages 755 + 756, Fred Rivers to Isaac J. Rivers, Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Chesterfield County SC~Estate Folder #481 – Joel [Ellis] Gulledge

Each week, on Sunday, I will select an Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County and discuss its contents. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resource if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
Today we will be looking at the following Estate folder:
Estate Folder #481
Images 232 thru 262

Joel [Ellis] Gulldege 1

Joel Ellis Gulledge was born about 1797, a son of the Reverend Joel Gulledge and his wife Zilpha Huntley. He was one of the oldest of many children in a rather large family. 

Joel Ellis Gulledge married Sarah Elizabeth Sellers about 1821/22. To this union were born 8 children; 6 sons and 2 daughters.

Joel Ellis Gulledge wrote his will on 19 August 1880 leaving most of his estate to his daughters Susannah, Elizabeth and the other children. He died about 1884.

Image 257 – Will of Joel Ellis Gulledge

https://carolinafamilyroots.blogspot.com/2012/10/amanuensis-monday-will-of-joel-gulledge.html

He named his grandson Joel H. Catoe, son of Elizabeth L. Gulledge as his executor and daughter Susanna Gulledge as Executrix to his Last Will and Testament.

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Transcription:

State of South Carolina} Court of
County of Chesterfield} Probate
In the matter of the Estate
of
Joel Gullage Deceased
The Petition of Joel H. Cato Executor of the Last Will and Testament of the Estate of Joel Gullage, deceased.
Respectfully shows to this Court that he has Entered on upon the duties of his trust and find that it will be necessary to Sell the personal property at auction in order to prevent lofs [loss] to the Estate.
Wherefore your Petitioner prays that your Honorable court grant him an order to Sale of Said personal property and your petitioner will ever pray &c.
                                                                       Joel H. Cato
An order was issued and the property sold.



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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-NHLP-8?cc=1911928&wc=MPPB-C68%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191054401 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0470-0553A > image 232 of 1550; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.





















Friday, October 12, 2018

Marriage of Cullen Sasser and Sarah Dry, 1854.

On 31 August 1854 Cullen Sasser and Sarah Dry were united in matrimony. Cullen, age 21, was a son of Elisha Sasser and Elizabeth Smith.

Sarah Dry, age 26, was a daughter of Charles Andrew Dry and Esther Misenheimer.

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Cullen Sasser_Sarah Dry Marriage


Sarah Dry is my 2nd Cousin twice removed.


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[1] State of North Carolina, marriage (31 August 1854), Cullen Sasser and Sarah Dry; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.










Thursday, October 11, 2018

Treasure Chest Thursday-Marriage of my Maternal Grandparents~Julius John and Mamie Brock

Julius John (now Johns) and Mamie Brock were married on 16 June 1912 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Julius John was the son of Joseph Henry John and his wife Laura Driggers.

Mary Catherine “Mamie” Brock was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Brock and Louise Ellen Sellers.

To this union was born 8 children of which 7 lived long productive lives. A baby boy born in 1923 died at the age of 1 month. 

Marriage Licensee


Julius John Marrige, pg 1Julius John Marrige, pg 2

Marriage of Julius John and Mamie Brock
Transcription:
CERTIFICATE
THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That I, R. E. Rivers, Clerk of Court did this day perform the marriage ceremony for the within named persons at Chesterfield South Carolina, this 16th day of June A. D. 1912.
                                                                R. E. Rivers
                                                                Clerk of Court
Signatures of Contracting Parties:
s/ Julius X his mark John
s/ Mamie John



Julius John/Johns and Mamie Brock are my Maternal Grandparents.







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[1] Julius Johns + Mamie Brock, (16 June 1912), SC Marriage Index Book: 41; Probate Office, Chesterfield, South Carolina.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91V-9W97-3?i=491












Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Wordless Wednesday~Dead Horse Point, Utah


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From Photo Archives of Charlie Purvis







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Tombstone Tuesday~Ollie Washington Deese


Ollie Washington Deese
b. Jan. 7, 1891
d. Jan. 13, 1969
bu. Morven Cemetery

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Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr


Ollie Washington Deese was the 7th child of Henry Harrison Deese, Sr. and his wife Nellie Isabella Huneycutt.

He married Carrie Burnette on 16 January 1915 in Stanly County, North Carolina. By 1940, he was divorced and living with his brother Martin Lester Deese and his wife Vertie. I have found no children born to this union.

Ollie spent his life as a General Contractor and Painter.

Ollie Washington Deese died on 13 January 1960 and was buried in the Morven cemetery with his parents and sibling. Sadly, his death date has not been added to his tombstone.

DC_Ollie Washington Deese. 
Ollie Washington Deese is my 1st Cousin twice removed.





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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 March 2010); Memorial page for Ollie Washington Deese; (7 January 1891–13 January 1969); Find a Grave memorial # 37949309, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~The Last Will and Testament of William B. Odom

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

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


Today’s subject is the Last Will and Testament of William B. Odom, 1892.
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W. B. Odom WILL, pg 1W. B. Odom WILL, pg 2

Transcription:

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
In the name of God Amen.
I, William B. Odom, of the County and State aforesaid, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following:~~
First- It is my Will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
Second- I give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah A. Odom my Home tract of land containing two hundred acres, more or less, during the time of her natural life, and at her death I give devise and bequeath the same to my children, share and share alike.
Third- It is my Will and desire and I so direct, that all the rest of my real estate be sold and the proceeds arising from said sale be applied to the education of my three youngest children, Milton Clarence, Herman Murray and Maud There(?), and for that purpose I hereby give my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named, and the Survivors or Survivor of them, full power and authority to sell the same and make good and sufficient titles to the same.
Fourth- I give, devise and bequeath all of my personal property, of all Kinds, Money, Bonds, Stocks &c to my Wife Sarah A. Odom to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
Fifth- I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my wife Sarah A. Odom Executrix and my Sons W. P. Odom and Milton Clarence Odom Executors of this my last Will and testament, Hereby revoking all Wills by me heretofore made,
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this the 18th day of October A. D. 1892.
Signed, sealed, published}                                                   W. B. Odom {Seal}
and declared by the said}
William B. Odom, as and}
for his last Will and}
Testament in the presence}
of us, who, at his request, in}
his presence, and in the}
presence of each other,}
have subscribed our}
names as witness}
hereto.}
W. J. Hanna}
W. J. Hanna, Jr.}
Joe W. Hanna}









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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N3LT-K?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-3TT%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191220701 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0638-0757 > image 517 + 518 of 1623; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.































Sunday, October 7, 2018

Chesterfield County SC~Estate Folder #678 – Sarah A. (Moore) Odom

Each week, on Sunday, I will select an Estate Folders from the Estate files of Chesterfield County and discuss its contents. No known estates exist for the period before the Civil War. They were destroyed with the burning of the Courthouse. There are a few “Equity Records” in the State Archives. Do not overlook this valuable resource if you are looking for ancestors in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
Today we will be looking at the following Estate folder:
Estate Folder #678
Images 656 thru 670

Sarah A. [Moore] Odom 1

Sarah A. Moore was the wife of William B. Odom. She was a daughter of Moses Moore and Elizabeth Rayfield Moore.

Her husband William had passed away back on 14 June 1893 leaving Sarah Ann a widow with 4 young children; 3 sons and a daughter. 

The two oldest sons, William Preston and Milton Clarence submitted a request to the Courts for Letters of Administration on her estate. 

Sarah A. Odom

Transcription:

South Carolina}
Chesterfield County} In Court Probate
To L. L. Huntly Judge of Probate
The petition of W. P. Odom and M. C. Odom shows-
  1. That their mother Sarah A. Odom late of the above stated County departed this life intestate on the 18th day of November 1900 leaving as heirs heirs <sic> at law her children the petitioners and two other Maude Thayer, and Herman Murray, Odom both of (illegible) are infants, and their said Mother left a personal estate of about $1200 worth and, its necessary to administer on the same and your petitioner desires to administer jointly thereon-
    Wherefore they pray that letters may be granted them on (illegible) state and they will ever pray &c.                                    W. P. Odom
                                                                                          M. C. Odom









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[1] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N32N-B?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-3TT%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191220701 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0638-0757 > image 656 of 1623; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.







Saturday, October 6, 2018

It’s Family Time~James Howard McCall

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James Howard McCall was born on 22 Jul 1906 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was the 5th and last child born to James Francis ‘Jack’ McCall and Sarah Jane Previtte. James Howard had one older brother, John Alexander and three older sisters, Willie Mae, Mary Elizabeth and Nancy Ross McCall.
    
James Howard died on 24 Nov 1943 at the age of 37 in Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina. His death certificate showed the cause of death to be chronic myocarditis which he was treated for from 10 November to 24 November, 1943 when he passed away. 

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I have found no record of a marriage for James Howard and his death certificates lists him as a single man. James Howard along with his siblings and parents are buried in the Old Saint David’s Episcopal Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

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Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

James Howard McCall is my 1st Cousin twice removed.








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    1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  3 March 2014); Memorial page for James H. McCall; (22 July 1906–24 November 1943); Find a Grave memorial # 66228727, Citing Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
     2. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0033, Page 49, Line 25, Dwelling 25, Family 25, Household of James McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
     3. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #36, Page 75A, Line 15, Dwelling 276, Family 281, Household of James McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
     4. 1930 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #7, Page 200A, Line 30, Dwelling 75, Family 82, Household of James F. McCALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_2192.
     5. 1940 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 13-7, Page 94B/1B; Line 42, Household #308;, Household of James F. McCALL; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 1 July 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3799.
     6. South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961,  Images. Ancestry, (https://www.ancestry.com:  3 March 2014), South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, James H McCall; Certificate number 012932, 24 November 1943.





Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday~Elizabeth J. Sellers Huneycutt


Elizabeth J. Sellers Huneycutt

B. 3 Aug 1900
D. 31 Oct 1987 (aged 87)

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 photo courtesy of Sharon J. Freeman

Elizabeth Jane Sellers was a daughter of James Arnold “Buck” Sellers and his 2nd wife Nancy Jane “Jennie’ Johnson. Nancy Jane was the daughter of Stanmore P. Johnson and His wife Sarah J. Dabbs. 

Elizabeth Jane Sellers was my 1st Cousin twice removed (Maternal Line)

Her husband Almer Badin Huneycutt was my 5th Cousin once removed (Parental Line)





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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 February 2015); Memorial page for Elizabeth J. Sellers Huneycutt; (3 August 1900–31 October 1987); Find a Grave memorial # 23160959, Citing Mount Croghan United Methodist Church Cemetery; Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.














Monday, October 1, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Sale of George M. Dry Estate Lands, 1859.

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 George M. Dry Estate Lands, 1859.1


Note: Blogger does not handle ampersands properly and this documents contains a lot of ampersands. All ampersands within this documents have been replaced with a plus symbol (+)
DEED BOOK 5, pg 276-page-001
Transcription:
ADAM DRY TO B. H. CARTER
This Indenture made this 10th day of March A D 1859 Between Adam Dry Executor of George Dry of the County of Stanly + State of N. Carolina of the one part and B. H. Carter of the County of Stanly + State of N. Carolina of the other part Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for + in consideration of the sum of Two hundred + fifty nine dollars to the said party of the first part in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath sold + conveyed + doth hereby sell + convey to the said party of the second part all that tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Stanly + State of N. Carolina bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at a stake by a red oak and white oak + runs So 16 Et 8 chains + 50 links to a stake thence So 88 Et 15 chains + 80 links to a stake by 2 post oaks thence No 1 ½ Et 8 chs + 25 links to a stake by a pine + white oak then So 88 Et 42 chs + 75 links passing Daniels corner to a stake by several small pines then No 8 chains to a red oak in the line then with said – No 88 Wt 63 chs + 76 links to a stake in B. H. Carters line then with it So 16 Et 8 chains + 50 links to the beginning containing 65 acres more or less. To have and to hold the same with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him the said party of the second part his heirs + assigns forever And the said party of the first part for and inconsideration aforesaid doth hereby covenant + agree to warrant + defend the premises aforesaid to the said party of the second part his heirs executors administrators + assigns against the claim + entry of all persons whosoever and he doth further covenant that he is seized of the premises in fee simple + hath power to make + convey such an estate by this Indenture + hath done the same by these presents to the said B. H. Carter so far as his authority as Executor extends + no further. In Witness whereof the said party of the first part hath set his hand + seal the day + year above writen.<sic>
Signed Sealed + delivered                                                       Adam Dry exer of {Seal}
in the presence of                                                                                George Dry
W. H. Randle

N. Carolina: February 15th 1860
Stanly County: Then thee execution of this deed was proved on the oath of W. H. Randle let it be registered.                                                                              R. Harris Clk

Registered 2rd May 1860
S. S. Stone Regr


George M. Dry passed away on 6 January 1857 at the age of 57. He left surviving him, his widow, Mary 'Polly' Sides Dry and 9 children; 6 sons and 3 daughters.

Adam, the executor of his estate, was his second born son. 

George M. Dry is my 3 Great Grand Uncle.









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[1] Stanly County, North Carolina, Deed Book 5: page 276, Sale of George M. Dry Estate Lands; Adam Dry to B. H. Carter; 10 March 1859, Register of Deeds, Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina.