Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Military Tuesday~Death Date of Hezekiah Brock, Chesterfield Citizen


Hezekiah was out doing his daily chores on the day that the military forces of General William T. Sherman entered Chesterfield County in early March 1865. He was taken “Prisoner” and forced marched to New Bern, North Carolina where he was placed on a troop train to Point Lookout, Maryland. 

The document below is a snippet of a list of Confederate Soldiers and Citizen who passed away while imprisoned at Point Lookout.  



Entire page with top headings




The document states that H. Brock died 12 June 1865 and is buried in the Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery.

Point Lookout originally had 3 cemeteries; two for Confederate soldiers and one for Union soldiers.  After the War, Union soldiers were moved to Arlington National Cemetery. In 1870, the Confederates soldiers were moved to a mass grave outside the Camp.



The interment site is marked by a 25-foot white marble obelisk. The State of Maryland erected this marble obelisk in 1876.






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[1] DEATH: Film #1303418, entry #3906, Pt. Lookout, Maryland Civil War POW Camp. FHL, SLC, UT.
[2] United States, Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North,1861-1865," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-36735-23991-33?cc=2250054 : accessed 5 April 2015), 007499076 > image 549 of 679; citing NARA microfilm publication M918 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Monday, April 29, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~1881 Trust Deed Between William James Purvis and Marshall + Richardson


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 Trust Deed (1881) Between W. J. Purvis and Marshall + Richardson.1


William James Purvis, born 23 September 1863, is the only child of William A.  Purvis and Sarah Jane (nee Graves) Purvis.

Transcription:

Deeds of Trust
Volume 13, Page 109
Anson Co., NC
LDA FHL Film # 1689062


W. J. Pervis to Marshall + Richardson
 
3 March 1881
 
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} Whereas Marshall + Richardson of Anson County in the State of North have agreed to make advances to W. J. Pervis of the county of Anson and State aforesaid for purposes of agriculture during the year A. D. 1881, to the value of thirty dollars, and such further sums as the said Marshall + Richardson may deem necessary to be made not to exceed in all the sum of one hundred Dollars and whereas the said W. J. Pervis desires to secure to the said Marshall + Richardson prompt payment for the advances made in accordance with the provisions of the Acts of General Assembly in such cases made and provided, ratified on the 1st day of March 1867, and the Act to re-enact and amend the same ratified March 1st, 1873, doth by these presents sell, transfer and agree to deliver to the said Marshall + Richardson on the 15th day of Oct. next, so much cotton, corn and other products raised by him during the present year as shall be sufficient to pay for the supplies to be furnished as aforesaid, which conveyance and transfer shall create a lien in favor of the said Marshall + Richardson to the extent of the advances made or to be made, upon all the crop the said W. J. Pervis may raise during the present year and for further security the said W. J. Pervis bargains and sells the said Marshall + Richardson the following articles of personal property, to wit: one cow + calf, farming tools + household + kitchen furniture (5) five head of hogs, (1) one gray horse with the understanding that if the said W. J. Pervis shall will and truly pay the said Marshall + Richardson for the advances as aforesaid on or before the 15 day of Oct., the said lien shall be discharged and the said property shall revert to the said W. J. Pervis, otherwise the said Marshall + Richardson shall have power to take into their possession all of said property and crop on the farm, or elsewhere, if removed and sell the same or so much thereof, for cash, as may be necessary to pay for the advances aforesaid, attorney's fees, registration and any other expenses incurred in executing this provision, first advertising sale for ten days at three public places in the county. The said W. J. Purvis do hereby certify that no other lien or mortgage has been given upon said crop or property. If this claim is not paid at maturity to bear interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from maturity to the payment. In witness whereof, the said W. J. Pervis has hereunto set his hand and seal, this 3rd day of March, A.D. 1881.

Signed, sealed + deliver in presence of                                W. J. Pervis {seal}
W. C. Hardison
 

 
State of North Carolina}
Anson County}     The due execution of the foregoing lien and mortgage was proven before me this day by the oath and examination of W. C. Hardison, the subscribing witness. Let the same with this certificate, be registered. This the 3rd day of March, A.D. 1881.
                                                                            John C. McLanchlin, C.S.C.

State of North Carolina}
Anson County}     March 9th 1881 Then the foregoing lien + mortgage and certificate came into my hand and was duly registered.
                                                                P. J. Coppedge, Register of Deeds


William James Purvis is my Great Grandfather.



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NOTE: Plus sign substituted for ampersand.
[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Book 13: Pages 109, - W. J. Pervis to Marshall & Richardson; 3 March 1881, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Estate of Charles Lisenby

Sometime around August 1837, Charles Lisenby of Chesterfield District, passed away leaving both a real and personal property estate. Notice of a Sheriff's sale of the real property appeared on 1 August 1837 with the sale scheduled in September 1837.  The notice read in part:

“all the real estate of Charles Lisonby, dec'd.situate in the said District, on Jemmey's Creek, bounded by Jemmey's and Little creeks, and the lands of Wm. Privett, Wm. Ganey, and Archibald McQuage, containing seventy acres more or less.”



Lawsuit brought by Elizabeth Boan

Chesterfield District
Elizabeth Boan, vs William Parrish and Caleeta his wife
It appearing to my satisfaction, that William Parish and Caleeta his wife reside without this State; it is therefore ordered that they all appear and object to the division on sale of the real Estate of Charles Lisanbee deceased on or before the third Monday in July next, or there consent to be the same will be entered of record.
TURNER BRYAN. O.C.D
May 22, 1837
May 31, 1837
[Miscellaneous Abstracts from Pre-Civil War Cheraw, South Carolina Newspapers, James C. Pigg, Self publish 1996, page 22]


          

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Elizabeth Boan holding Adminstator Accountable

SOUTH CAROLINA} In the Court
Chesterfield District} of Ordinary
TO Neill McNeill Administrator of Charles Lisenby Deceased, Wm. D. McRae, Archibald McQuaig and Thomas Parker Securities of the said McNeill, on his Administration Bond.
Whereas application has been made to me Elizabeth Boan heir at law of Charles Lisenby deceased to require you the said Neill McNeill Administrator as aforesaid (who is absent, from and without the limits of this State) to appear before me in the Court of Ordinary, on a certain day, and then and there to account for the monies, goods, chattles, &c, of the said Charles Lisenby deceased. These are therefore to charge, command, and cite you the said Neill McNeill Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of Charles Lisenby, Wm. D. McRae, Archibald McQuaig and Thomas Parker deceased, to appear before me Turner Bryan Ordinary, in and for the District and state
aforesaid, in the Court of Ordinary, to be holden at Chesterfield Court House in the District and state aforesaid, on Tuesday the eleventh day of August next, and then and there to render in the said Court an account of all the monies, goods, chattels, and personal estate of the said Charles Lisenby deceased, and then and there to come to and make a final settlement and adjustment of your accounts with the said estate, as Administrator aforesaid. Herein fail not.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal, Chesterfield Court House, the eighteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and forty and in the Sixty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America.
                                                                                 Turner Bryan
                                                                                               O. C. D.
May 22, 1840
May 22, 1840




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Sheriff's Sale of Real Property



Sheriff's Sales.
BY order of the Court of Ordinary of Chesterfield District, will be sold before the Court House, within the legal hours, on the first Monday in September next, all the real estate of Charles Lisonby, dec'd.situate in the said District, on Jemmey's Creek, bounded by Jemmey's and Little creeks, and the lands of Wm. Privett, Wm. Ganey, and Archibald McQuage,containing seventy acres more or less.
Terms.-- A credit of one year, except so much as will pay the expenses of the sale, which will be required on the day of sale. Purchasers will give to the Ordinary, Bond and good security with interest from the day of Sale and a mortgage on the premises if necessary to secure the purchase money.
Purchasers will pay for Sheriffs Titles.
                                                                       A. M. LOWRY, Sh'ff. C. D.
Shffs. Office, )
1st Aug. 1837. ] 39-3t.
[The Cheraw Gazette. August 09, 1837,Page 15, Image 3, column 2.]


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I have several unanswered questions about the Charles Lisenby Estate.`
  • First, Elizabeth Boan was listed as an Heir-at-Law; What was her relationship to Charles Lisenby?
  • Second, what is the relationship of William Parrish and Caleeta his wife to Elizabeth Boan and Charles Lisenby?
  • The wife of the said Charles Lisenby was called Elizabeth Lisenby. Is Elizabeth Boan also Elizabeth Lisenby?


If you have any knowledge of this Estate or the family of Charles Lisenby I would like to hear from you.




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[1] [Miscellaneous Abstracts from Pre-Civil War Cheraw, South Carolina Newspapers, James C. Pigg, Self publish
1996, page 22]
[2] [Miscellaneous Abstracts from Pre-Civil War Cheraw, South Carolina Newspapers, James C. Pigg, Self publish
1996, pages 43 & 44]

Friday, April 26, 2019

From Gulledge Meeting House to Deep Creek Baptist Church, 1778 to Present









DEED BOOK Z, Page 316+ 317
Anson County, NC


Joel Gulledge to Baptist Church [1]

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} Know all men by these presents that I, Joel Gulledge of the State & County aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar together with the love & affection I bear for the cause and Interest of Christ Have bargained and sold and do by these presents Bargain sell and deliver unto that branch of the Baptist Church of Deep Creek situated and now [known] as Gulledge Meeting House a piece or parcel of land lying and being in the County and State aforesaid being the Ground where on that Meeting house now stands and a part of that land originally Granted to William Gulledge, Beginning in the Spring Branch on a white oak corner below the Spring and runs West with a line of Marked trees to a red oak a pine pointer corner then So. Along a line of Marked trees to a post oak corner then Et. Along a line of Marked trees to the branch then along said Branch with its corners to the Beginning corner supposed to contain four acres let the same be more or less. To have & to hold
Page 317
All and singular the premises above mentioned unto the said Society at said place and their heirs forever from me and my heirs and from all persons lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this____day of June in the year of our Lord 1820.            Joel Gulledge {Seal}
Test. Thomas Lewis} Anson Oct. Sess. 1836. Then this Deed was John Webb} duly acknowledged in open Court before Joel Gulledge, Esq. Ordered to be Registered.
                         W. D. Boggan, Clk



The Deep Creek Baptist Church was the 3rd Church organized in the County and dates back to 1778.













The Reverend Joel Gulledge was the pastor of Deep Creek Baptist Church from June 15, 1816 until November 1858 except one year November 1853-November 1854 when Evander David was the pastor. [2]  Rev. Joel Gulledge died 8 May 1861. 




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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book Z: pages 316 and 317, Joel Gulledge to Baptist Church; June 1820, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 May 2014); Memorial page for Rev. Joel Gulledge; (1770–December 1861); Find a Grave memorial # 29897694, Citing Rev. Joel Gulledge Cemetery; Deep Creek, Anson County, North Carolina.


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday~Davis-Eddins Marriage


Leona May Davis, age 22, daughter of Albert Ferguson Davis and Theresa Albennie Teal was united in Holy Matrimony with Albert J. Eddins, age 22, son of William Jackson Eddins and Addie M. Bittle.

They were married on 8 November 1917 by the Rev. J. L. Tyler




DAVIS--EDDINS
Special to The State.
Chesterfield, Nov. 17 – Albert J. Eddins, a prosperous young farmer near this place and Miss May Davis, the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Davis, also of Chesterfield, was married last Thursday night at the Methodist parsonage, the Rev. J. L. Tyler, their pastor officiating.
[The State, 17 November 1917, Page 17, column 1.]















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[1] Marriage of Andrew Eddins and May Davis, The State, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, 17 November 1917, Page 17, column 1.
[2] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91J-195K-S?i=347&cc=2790464

Monday, April 22, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~Sale Off of Land, Alexander Purvis to Joseph Bowman


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 Off of Land, Alexander Purvis to Joseph Bowman, 1839.1





Transcription:



Alexander Pervis}
To} Deed
Joseph Bowman} This Indenture made and entered into this the 22nd day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty nine by and between Alexander Pervis of the first part, of the County of Rankin and State of Mississippi and Joseph Bowman, of the County and State aforesaid  of the Second part, Witnefseth, that the Said party of the first part for and in consideration of the Sum of Four hundred Dollars to them in hand well and truly paid by the party of the Second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath this day granted bargained and Sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain and Sell and Convey and make over unto the said party of the Second part, all that certain tract or parcel of land, Situate, lying and being in the County of Rankin and State aforesaid and described as follows to wit, the South half of the East half of the South east quarter and the South half of the West half of the South east quarter also the South east quarter of the South West quarter, all of Section No. 33 in Township No. 5, of Range No. 5 East containing in all one hundred and twenty acres, more or lefs, to have and to hold, all and singular the above described tract of land, with the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to the Same and we the party of the first part do by these presents forever warrants and defends the title to Said land, clear of all claims whatsoever, from us our heirs an assigns forever.
Witnefs my hand and Seal this the date and years above written.
                                                                   Alexandrice X his mark Pervis {Seal}

State of Mississippi}
Rankin County} Personally appeared before the undersigned Justice of the Peace, in and for Said County Alexandria Pervis whose name is Subscribed to the foregoing indenture and acknowledged that he Signed Sealed and delivered the Same as his act and deed.
Witnefs my hand and seal this the 22nd day of October 1839---------


The foregoing deed and certificate were filed for record on the 16th and were duly recorded on the 18th day of April AD 1849---
                                                                  Lewis P. Rhode, J. P. {Seal}
                                                                  D. Fitzhugh Clk




I believe this to be Alexander Purvis, son of James F. Purvis. He's accounted for up to and to include the 1870 Census. Believed to have passed away after 16 July 1870.  
       




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[1] Mississippi, Deed Book 10: pages 13 & 14, Alexander Purvis to Joseph Bowman; Chancery Clerk, (Rankin County, Mississippi; accessed 3 November 2017).
[2] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-GSZN-8?i=13&cat=253106

Saturday, April 20, 2019

It’s Family Time~Temperance Eddins and Moses Knight Family


Temperance Eddins, born about 1795, was the daughter of William B. Eddins and his wife Nancy [LNU]. In late 1819 or early 1820, Temperance married Moses Knight. Moses, born 30 January 1798, was a son of Richard Knight and Cynthia Parsons.

Moses married Temperance Eddins and together they reared a large family. He was a very successful farmer and highly respected citizen of the county.

Moses Knight and Temperance Eddins had the following children:

        i.    Andrew J. Knight, born 21 Nov 1820, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Jincy Hilton, 14 Apr 1844, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 18 Feb 1889, Lancaster County, South Carolina.
         ii.    Richard C. Knight, born abt 1822, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah America Wimberly, abt 1848; died 22 Jun 1873.
         iii.    Synthia Matilda Knight, born 3 Oct 1824, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Frederick W. Rivers, 28 Jul 1844, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 27 Feb 1902, Houston, Winston County, Alabama.
         iv.    Nathaniel Knight was born about 1828 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         v.    Mary Jane Knight, born abt 1828, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Capt. Benjamin Thomas Davis, abt 1849, South Carolina.
         vi.    Elizabeth Knight, born Oct 1829, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Elisha Davis, abt 1850, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died aft 1900.                                               
        vii.    William W. Knight was born about 1832 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         viii.    James P. Knight, born abt 1834, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Tabitha C. Gray, 28 Apr 1861.
         ix.    Moses E. Knight, born abt 1835, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah M.; died 16 Feb 1913, Union County, Arkansas.
         x.    Killis H. Knight, born abt 1837, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Mary Jane Wilkes, 1860.


Temperance died sometime between 1870 and 1880. In 1880, Moses is living with his son, Andrew J. Knight and wife Jincy Hilton in Lancaster County, South Carolina. Moses Knight died on 14 Jul 1881 at the age of 83 in Lancaster County, South Carolina. Both are buried in the Fork Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.


Temperance Eddins Knight is my 3rd Great Grandaunt.








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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 157B(Stamped; Line 28, Dwelling 910, Family 910, Household of  Moses KNIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 November 2015); citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) Page: 70/128-129(stamped); Line 39, Dwelling 495, Family 494, Household of Elisha DAVIS, viewed; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 7 May 2013 ); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
3. 1870 U. S. Census, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 295A(Stamped); Line 17, Dwelling 148, Family 148, Household of M.[oses] KNIGHT; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 November 2015); citing National Archive  Microfilm M593, Roll 1491.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Flat Creek, Lancaster, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 079, Page 272B (stamped); Line 1,, Dwelling 81, Family 81;, Household of Andrew KNIGHT; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 November 2015); citing National Archive  Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
5. Rev. Aaron Weaver Knight, Author, Rev. Aaron Weaver Knight Journal: 1810 to 1921, Rev. Sidney Thomas Knight (1846-1921), Continuation of Diary Entries after Death of Rec. Aaron Knight, handwritten (unpublished: n.p., 1921), page 11 of 22.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  6 November 2014); Memorial page for Moses Knight; (30 January 1798–14 July 1881); Find a Grave memorial # 42913699, Citing Fork Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery; Jefferson, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
7. Diane Florence Gravel, "Biblical breakthrough:: How I  came to love the NGS online Bible collection," NGS Magazine (July-September 2015, Volume 41, Number 3), page 20-25.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Anson County, NC Trust Deed Between W. A. Pervis to Marshall + Richardson

Today we have an 1881 Trust Deed between William A. Purvis and a local business known as Marshall + Richardson. 

After the War, times were rough and local farmers didn't have any money; so borrowing money to plant the Crop, tending to and harvesting the Crop, selling and paying off the liens on that crop became routine. It was a vicious cycle. My Great Grandfather along with his father, my 2nd Great lived from year to year dependent upon this routine. The only winner in this vicious cycle were the men that had the money to fuel this dependency.


Transcription:


W. A. Pervis to Marshall + Richardson
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} Whereas Marshall + Richardson of Anson County in the State of North Carolina has agreed to make advances to W. A. Pervis of the county of Anson and State aforesaid for purposes of agriculture during the year A. D. 1881 to the value of two hundred dollars, and such further sums as the said Marshall + Richardson may deem necessary to be made not to exceed in all the sum of three hundred Dollars and whereas the said W. A. Pervis desires to secure to the said Marshall + Richardson prompt payment for the advances made in accordance with the provisions of the Acts of General Assembly in such cases made and provided, ratified on the 1st day of March 1867, and the Act to re-enact and amend the same ratified March 1st, 1873, doth by these presents sell, transfer and agree to deliver to the said Marshall + Richardson on the 1st day of Oct. next, so much cotton, com and other products raised by him during the present year as shall be sufficient to pay for the supplies to be furnished as aforesaid, which conveyance and transfer shall create a lien in favor of the said Marshall + Richardson to the extent of the advances made or to be made, upon all the crop the said W. A. Pervis may raise during the present year and for further security the said W. A. Pervis bargains and sells the said Marshall + Richardson the following articles of personal property, to wit: (1)one bay mare 7 yrs old, one Ox, 1 one horse wagon, farming tools, 8 head of hogs, household + kitchen furniture, (2) milch cows, (2) two yearlings with the understanding that if the said W. A. Pervis shall will and truly pay the said Marshall + Richardson for the advances as aforesaid on or before the 1st day of Oct. next, the said lien shall be discharged and the said property shall revert to the said W. A. Pervis, otherwise the said Marshall + Richardson shall have power to take into their possession all of said property and crop on the farm, or elsewhere, if removed and sell the same or so much thereof, for cash, as may be necessary to pay for the advances aforesaid, attorney's fees, registration and any other expenses incurred in executing this provision, first advertising sale for ten days at three public places in the county. I, the said W. A. Purvis do hereby certify that no other lien or mortgage has been given upon said crop or property. If this claim is not paid at maturity to bear interest at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from maturity to the payment. In witness whereof, the said W. A. Pervis has hereunto set his hand and seal, this 3rd day of March, A.D. 1881.

Signed, sealed + deliver in presence of}                          W. A. Pervis    {Seal}
W. C. Hardison}                                          


State of North Carolina}
Anson County} The due execution of the foregoing lien and mortgage was proven before me this day by the oath and examination of W. C. Hardison, the subscribing witness. Let the same with this certificate, be registered. This the 3rd day of March, A.D. 1881.
                                                                                  John C. McLanchlin, C.S.C.

State of North Carolina}
Anson County}    March 9th 1881 Then the foregoing lien + mortgage and certificate came into my hand and was duly registered
                                                                        P. J. Coppedge, Register of Deeds


William A. Pervis/Purvis is my 2nd Great Grandfather. He has also been a huge Brick Wall for many years.





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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Trust Deed Book 13: Pages 107, W. A. Pervis to Marshall & Richardson; 3 March 1881, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage William A. Privett and Mary Belle Sellers, 1912.


William Alfred Privett, age 22, son of William Kenson “Billy” Privett and wife Henriette Elizabeth Davis was married to Mary Belle Sellers, age 14, daughter of William Lucas Sellers and wife Anna Rachel Whittington on 29 December 1912 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.








CERTIFICATE

THIS IS TO CERTIFY, That I. C. W. Teal Notary Public did this day perform the marriage ceremony for the with named persons in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, this 29 day of December A. D. 1912.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         C. W. Teal


SIGNATURES OF CONTRACTING PARTIES:

s/ W. A. Privett
s/ May Sellers


William Alfred and Mae reared a family of eight children; six sons and two daughters. William passed away in March 1951 just 3 1/2 months after their 48th Wedding Anniversary.

Mary Belle “Mae” lived another 22 years passing away in September 1973. William Alfred and Mae were buried in the Privett Family Cemetery.

William Alfred Privett, is my 1st Cousin twice removed. 


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[1] MARRIAGE: Chesterfield County, South Carolina Marriage Index Book, 1911-1914, Compiled by Angela Rayfield, Copyright 1999. Page 69. William A. Privett, age 22, Chesterfield Co., SC to Mary Belle Sellers, age 14, Chesterfield Co.,SC. Married 29 December 1912.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91V-9W4P-Y?i=928&cc=2790464

Monday, April 15, 2019

Young Civil War Widow Mentioned in Land Deed

Phillip A. Sellers was born abt 1829, a son of Phillip Sellers, Jr. and Mary E. Gulledge. He was their first-born son but the second born child of five children borne to this couple.

On 8 March 1860, Phillip A. Sellers, age 31, married Viny Phillips, age 20, daughter of Capt. John Phillips.



March 15, 1860 issue, The Argus,
253. In this county, on the 8th inst.[March], by John P. RATLIFF, Esq., Mr. Phillip SELLERS to Miss Viny PHILLIPS, daughter of Capt. John PHILLIPS.
http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/anson/vitals/marriages/argus02.txt

On 12 April 1861 Confederate soldiers bombarded Union soldiers at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. This became the fuse that started the Civil War.

On 25 February 1862, almost 2 years into his marriage, Phillip Sellers enlisted with Company “I”, 43rd Regiment NC Troops to serve in what became the Civil War.

Civil War-Private Phillip Sellers
Born in Chesterfield District, South Carolina and resided in Anson County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Anson County at age 33, February 25, 1862. Present or accounted for until he died in hospital at Petersburg, Virginia, August 10-12, 1862, of ty[phoid] febris."
[North Carolina Troops, Volume 10, page 379, column 2]
Company "I", 43rd Regiment N.C. Troops

On 9 August 1862, 6 months after leaving his young bride back in South Carolina, Phillip A. Sellers died of Typhoid fever at Petersburg, Virginia. Viny Phillip Sellers, was 22 years old when she lost her husband to the "fever".

I had found no record of Viny Phillips Sellers after the War until this week. This past week the Chesterfield Land Deed web site was down so I spent my time on the Anson County, NC Land Deed website. Among several deeds of interest was this deed from Deed Book 17, page 435.  From this deed, I now know that Viny remarried and her new surname is Gaddy. So far I have been unsuccessful in finding her in the Censuses. 



Transcription:

Tax .50
John P. Ratliff Adm of P. A. Sellers to Jas. T. Moore

State of North Carolina}
Anson County}  Whereas upon the filing hearing and final decrees in the matter of the Petition of Jno. P. Ratliff Adm of Phillip Sellers filed in the Superior Court of Anson County the 19th day of April 1870 for the sale of the Lands belonging to the Estate of the Said Phillip A. Sellers Dec'd. Subject to the dower of Viney Gaddy widow of the said Phillip A. Sellers to make assets for the payment of debts remaining due and unpaid Against said Estate and wherein the said Court did order the ?? sale of said Land consisting of about ninety acres subject to the dower of said Viney Gaddy widow of said Phillip A. Sellers and whereas the said John P. Ratliff did in obedience to said order advertise said Land according to law and offered the same to the highest bidder on the 15th day of November 1870 & Jno. H. Gaddy became the last & highest bidder for the sum of three hundred & fifty Dollars & subsequently assigned his bid to Jas. T. Moore who paid the purchase money as will appear by the report of the said John P. Ratliff filed in the case.

    This indenture therefore Witnesseth that the said Jno. P. Ratliff Adm. of Phillip A. Sellers dec'd for and in consideration of the sum three hundred and fifty Dollars to him in hand paid by the said James T. Moore the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and in obedience to the order of the Court in this case hath bargain sold & Conveyed and Confirmed & by these presents doth bargain sell convey & confirm unto the said James T. Moore his heirs & assigns all the right title Interest & Property which the said Phillip A. Sellers had or owned in the said Tract or parcel of Land mentioned in the petition consisting of ninety acres more or lefs adjoining Thos. Gulledge & others subject to the life time Estate or Widow dower in favor of Viney Gaddy widow of the said Phillip A. Sellers  Dec'd.
     In witness, whereof the said John P. Ratliff hath hereunto set his hand & seal this 7th day of January 1871.
Witnefs:                                                John P. Ratliff {Seal}
Nath'e Knight                                        Adm. of Phillip A. Sellers


I would love to hear from anyone who might have some information about Viney Phillips Sellers Gaddy after the Civil War.

Phillip A. Sellers is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.




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[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: 17, Page 435, John P. Ratliff Adm of P. A. Sellers to Jas. T. Moore; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[2] Anson NCGenWeb, Anson NCGenWeb, Anson County, NC - Marriage & Death Notices, 1859-1860 (http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/anson/vitals/marriages/argus02.txt : viewed 2 June 2014), Mr. Phillip SELLERS to Miss Viny PHILLIPS, daughter of Capt. John PHILLIPS.
[3] Matthew Brown Editor, BOOK: NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS:1861-1865: A Roster (Raleigh, NC 27699-4622: Historical Publications Section, 1997), Phillip A. Sellers, Volume 10, page 379.
[4] http://www.petersburgva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/955

Saturday, April 13, 2019

It’s Family Time~Jesse and Ann Freeman



In 1838, Jesse Freeman and Sarah Jane Davis Freeman had their seventh child; a boy, they named Jesse. Over the next 12 years, the family would grow to a total of 11 children. Except for the two oldest Daughters, Elizabeth and  Sarah Ann the entire family is shown here in this 1850 census graphic.



Daughter Elizabeth had married Elisha Poston and daughter Sarah Jane had married John D. Odom and is no longer enumerated with the family.


Their son, Jesse is now 12 years of age. In the 1860 census, we find young Jesse listed as age 20; but if he really was 12 in 1850 we know his real age must be 21 or maybe 22. The census also shows young Jesse at home and still unmarried.




We know that on 12 April 1861 Confederate soldiers bombarded Union soldiers at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. This became the fuse that started the Civil War.


Jesse and Sarah sent all four of their sons off to serve in the War with the 21st SC Infantry losing two to that war. John F. Freeman lost his life on 21 June 1864 and three days later on 24 June 1964, Jesse Freeman was killed-in-action (KIA) at Petersburg, Virginia.


I haven’t found a war record for Jesse but we know that sometime before joining he married a young lady named Ann, born 1845. The death certificate of her son, John Wesley Freeman, states that she was Ann Thurman. The 1870 Census shows Ann Freeman as a Widow with one son, J. A. Freeman. J. A. Freeman is reported as age 8 in the 1870 Census. Based on this it would put the marriage of Jesse and Ann taking place in 1861.


By 1880 Ann Thurman(?) Freeman has remarried to Joseph Hall and had 3 young Hall Children and an additional Freeman son, John Wesley, born in 1873. The age of her other son, Jesse A. Freeman is reported as age 15. This is the same J. A. Freeman that was age 8 in the 1870 Census. 




NOTE. Jesse or J. A. Freeman cannot be found after 1880 but in 1900 Census Jesse C. Freeman was found. There is little doubt that Jesse A. and Jesse Coleman Freeman is the same individual.



The presence of his brother John Westley in the household proved that Jesse C. is the man known as Jesse A. Freeman in previous Censuses.




Between 1880 and 1900, Joseph and Ann Thurman Freeman had additional children,. Joseph has passed away; when and where is unknown and Ann is left a Widow with 8 children. In this Census, Ann tells the Census Taker that she is the Mother of 9 children of which 8 are living. 








A 1910 Census image for Ann Thurman Freeman Hall has not been found.


Annie [Thurman] Freeman Hall died 18 June 1925. In Marlboro County, SC. The 1nformant on her SC Death Certificate was her son, Henry Thomas (Hall) Freeman.


Note: After the 1880 Census, all the male Hall children changed their surname to Freeman and were known by the Freeman surname.




There are many online trees that had the Death date for Annie [LNU] Freeman Hall as the Death date for Jesse and Sarah’s daughter Ann E. Freeman born in Sept. 1850. Listed as age 2/12 in the 1850 Census for Chesterfield County.


Another major note: The surname Thurman is used here to provide clarity in following the theme of this post. Annie, b. 1845 may be a Thurman and she may not be. We have one document that says she was a Thurman and that document is John Westley Freeman Death Certificate (#13168) but on that same death certificate, it states that his father is John W. Freeman. Note also there is NO Ann Thurman in any Chesterfield County household in 1850. 


To summarize: Annie [LNU, maybe Thurman], b. 1845, died 18 June 1925 is the wife of Jesse Freeman, born 1838 and Daughter-in-law of Jesse Freeman born 1804.


Ann E. Freeman, born abt Sept. 1850 is the daughter of Jesse Freeman, b. 1804 and his wife Sarah Jane Davis Freeman and the Sister of the Younger Jesse Freeman. Ann E. is only listed in one census (1850) and believed to have died as a child between Oct 1850 and 1860.


Jesse Freeman, b. 1838 is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed. Jesse Freeman, his father is the husband of my 3rd Great Grand Aunt.  



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[1] Annie Freeman, death certificate 010325 (18 June 1925), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
[2] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 134B/135A; Line 33, Dwelling 560, Family 560, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[3] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 173B; Line 27, Dwelling 1123, Family 1122, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
[3] 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill Twsp., Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 283A, Line 1, Dwelling 100, Family 100, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
[4] 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 303C, Line 40, Dwelling 72, Family 72, Household of Jesse FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[5] Last Will and Testament Jesse Freeman
[6] Charles Freeman, "COMPLAINT FOR RELIEF," Chesterfield District Chronicle, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2002, Newsletter , Chesterfield County Genealogical Society (https://www.facebook.com/groups/131108983604237/), Pages 21-23.
[7] 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 303C; Line 43, Dwelling 73, Family 73, Household of Joseph HALL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
[8] 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Hebron, Marlboro County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 92, Page 12B/157B; Line 64, Dwelling 237, Family 237, Household of Annie FREEMAN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 19 July 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
[9] Henry Freeman, Delayed Birth Certificate 6-896 (20 April 1885), South Carolina South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.
[10] South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961, Images. Ancestry, (https://www.ancestry.com: 4 June 2018), South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, J. W. Freeman; Certificate number 13168, 19 July 1933.
[11] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, page 107 (stamped); Line 27,, Dwelling 140, Family 140;, Household of Elisha POSTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 April 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[12] 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 175 (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 1142, Family 1141, Household of Elisha POSTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 April 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.

[13] 1870 U. S. Census, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 259A (stamped); Line 3, Dwelling 158, Family 164, Household of and F.[Flora] POSTON; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 April 2019); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1491.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage of James W. Huneycutt and Sarah Elizabeth Page


James W. Huneycutt, age 22, son of Marcus I. Huneycutt and Charity Dry
and
Sarah Elizabeth Page, age 19, daughter of Sion Page and Nancy [LNU]  
were united in marriage on 20 May 1855
in Stanly County, North Carolina




Transcription:
James W/ Hunnycutt was married to Sarah Page on the 20th day of May 1855. So returned by                                                 M. Furr JP

James W. Huneycutt and Sarah Elizabeth Page are my 2nd Great Grand Parents. 

I am descended through their firstborn child, Louvena Huneycutt, who married John Calvin Deese of Anson County, North Carolina. 






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[1] "North Carolina, Marriages Record, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 31 July 2015), James W. Hunnycutt & Sarah Page, Married, 20 May 1855, Stanly County, North Carolina.
[2] Volume 1, Record of Marriage by Ministers and JP’s, Stanly County, NC, 1850-1867, page 18, Image 24
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89VJ-FSN6?i=23&cc=1726957

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tombstone Tuesday~John Calvin Brock


John Calvin Brock
b. 12 Sept. 1882
d. 12 Jan. 1938
bu. Old Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery



John Calvin Brock, b, 12 Sept. 1882 was a son of Eli Brock and his wife Mary Jane White. He was the youngest of seven children with 1 brother and 6 sisters. I can find no indication that John Calvin ever married but I haven’t found him in several censuses. I was also unable to find a death certificate for John Calvin Brock. John is buried in the Old Brock’s Mill Baptist Church cemetery. 

John Calvin Brock is my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed.






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[1] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, 149. Tombstone of John Calvin Brock; 12 September 1882–12 January 1938, Old Brock's Mill Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina

Monday, April 8, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will and Testament of Jesse Freeman, 1881.



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 Jesse Freeman, 1881.1





Exhibit A Copy of Will (Bill of Complaint)
                                    In the name of God Amen.
I, Jesse Freeman of the State of South Carolina in the County of Chesterfield being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and testament. That is to say
First after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate real and personal I give bequeath and dispose of as follows to wit:
(To my beloved wife one certain bed stead one Bead [Bed] one Pine Table and all the bed clothing she has made since we were married and to have an equal share of all my estate with the rest of my heirs at law. I also give and bequeath unto Sarah Odom the wife of John D. Odom an equal Share of all my Estate both real and personal with the rest of my children. I bequeath and devise that after my decease that all my Estate Real and personal to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided between my children now living or to their heirs who may be living at the time of my decease to be divided equally between them share and share alike).
This my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Will by my [me] made. In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the this <sic> tenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eighty one [1881].
Attest                                                        Jesse X his mark Freeman
Rolin Kite     



The above-written instrument was subscribed by said Jesse Freeman in our presence and acknowledged by him to each of us and he at the same time Published and declared the above instrument so subscribed to be his last Will and testament, and we at the testators request and in his presence have signed our names as witnesses hereto and written opposite our names our respective places of residence,
                                                            Rolin Kite C. Co., S. C.
                                                            William D. Quick C. Co. S. C.
                                                            Phillip T. Hurst C. Co. S.C.



Jesse Freeman Last Will and Testament marked Exhibit A. (pages 87-88) in a Bill of Complaint, Equity Court,




State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
                                 We do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last will of the within named Jepse Freeman, Deceased so far as we know or Believe and that we will will <sic> and truly execute the same By paying first the debts and then the legacies contained in the said will so far as his goods and chattels will thereunto extend and the law charges and that we will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods and chattels so help us God.                                                           {L. H. Wadsworth
Sworn to before me this                             {S. D. Purvis
4th Aug. 1881                                                                                                    
Rolen Kite
Judge of Probate


Heirs-at-Law listed within the Bill of Complaint are:

Mary Ann Wadsworth and her husband, Louis H. Wadsworth, Effie Purvis and her husband, Stephen D. Purvis. (Plaintiffs)

Against


William Freeman
Louis Freeman

Mary Freeman
(2nd Wife of Jessie Freeman, Sr.)[Second Wife, maiden name unknown]
Sarah Ann Odom
Christine F. Tumage
Ann Hall
Temple [Brock] Par/Parr
daughter of Jane Freeman)
Elizabeth Poston



Jesse Freeman's first wife, Sarah Jane Davis, was my 3rd Great Grand Aunt. 


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[1] The Chesterfield District Chronicle, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2002, Pages 21-23.  Compiled by Charles Freeman.
[2] "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19383-36309-17?cc=1911928&wc=MPP5-JWL:190567401,190561002,190567402,190840701 : accessed 02 Jun 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0282-0330 > image 1195 of 1448.