Thursday, May 30, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday~Untangling the Clues to the Marriage of Caroline Purvis

Caroline Purvis was born about 1823 in Clarke County, Alabama. She was the daughter of Joseph Purvis and Elizabeth Cook. By 1824, her parents had moved from Clarke County, Alabama to Rankin County, Mississippi. There she met a young man and was married on 27 February 1845. Sadly, her father died prior to May 1842 and did not live to see her marry this young man.
Online documents show that she married Thomas I. Allen on 25 Feb. 1845.


Caroline’s tombstone and Census records show her husband to be the Rev. Thomas J. (T. J.) Franklin.





So, who did Caroline Purvis marry? Was her husband Thomas J. Franklin or was he Thomas I. Allen. For years I have wished for a copy of the original marriage license to lay this issue to rest. In an effort to clarify this issue I have included the marriage licensee for Caroline Purvis. The marriage licensee identifies her husband as both Thomas J. Franklin and Thomas J. Allen. After reviewing the marriage license there is no doubt that Thomas J. Franklin and Thomas J. Allen are one and the same person. Thus Thomas J. Franklin has been identified as AKA Thomas J. Allen. 
 


232
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI}
Rankin County.}

Know all Men by these presents, THAT WE,

Thomas J. Allen and Alexander Purvis

                    of the county of Rankin are held and firmly bound unto A. G. Brown   Governor of this State of Mississippi, aforesaid, and his successors in office, in the sum of two hundred dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor, for the time being, or his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, each and every of us and them, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
Sealed with our seal and dated this twenty-fourth day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty-five

The Condition of this Obligation is such, That whereas a Marriage is shortly intended to be celebrated between the above bound


Thomas J. Allen and Caroline Purvis

Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
            
                                                                     Thomas J. Allen [L.S.]

                                                                    Alex r his mark Purvis [L.S.]
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THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
RANKIN COUNTY
TO ANY JUDGE, MINISTER, OR JUSTICE, LAWFULLY AUTHORIZE TO CELEBRATE
THE RITES OF MATRIMONY.
YOU ARE HEREBY LICENSED to celebrate the RITES OF MATRIMONY between

Thomas J. Allen and Caroline Purvis

And for so doing, this shall be your warrant.
                              Given under my hand and seal of Office, this Twenty-fourth day
                                                                     of February in the year of our Lord
                                                               One thousand eight hundred and forty-five.

                                                                                          Jo Bennett  Clerk
**************************************************************************
In virtue of a License from the Clerk of the Court of said County, I have this day celebrated the Rites of Matrimony between


Thomas J. Franklin and Caroline Purvis

Given under my hand this 27th day of February 1845
                                                                 John N. Campbell, J. P.





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[1]  Thomas J Allen/Franklin and Caroline Purvis 27 Feb 1845 Rec Bk 2 pg 232, Image 205
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BJ-CHG?i=204

[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 31 December 2014); Memorial page for Carolina Purvis Franklin; (1823–1874); Find a Grave memorial # 49777084, Citing Antioch Cemetery; Rufus, Rankin County, Mississippi, USA. 
[3] 1850, Smith County, Mississippi, population schedule, Smith County, Mississippi, Page: 334A (stamped); Line 36, Dwelling 113, Family 113, Household of Thomas FRANKLIN; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2010); citing NARA publication Roll: M432_381. 
[4] 1860 U. S. Census, Smith County, Mississippi, population schedule, No Twp Listed, Smith County, Mississippi, Page: 326 (penciled); Line 15, Dwelling 598, Family 598, Household of T. J. FRANKLIN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed `10 June 2010); citing NARA publication Roll: M653_591. 
[5] 1870 U. S. Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Brandon PO, Rankin County, Mississippi, Page: 65 (stamped), Line 37, Dwelling 476, Family 476, Household of Thomas J. FRANKLIN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 10 June 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm M593 Roll 748. 
[6] 1840 US Census, Rankin County, Mississippi, population schedule, Rankin County, Mississippi, page 183, Household of Joseph Purvis; digital images, www.ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2009); citing NARA micro-film Roll: M704_217. 
[7] http://genforum.genealogy.com/ms/messages/7569.html 
[8] http://goo.gl/DvpHkb
[9]http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ffru/Docs/FFRU_back/charter.pdf

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tombstone Tuesday~Andrew Dry


Andrew Dry

b. 26 Mar 1762
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
d. 9 Apr 1828 (aged 66)
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Concord, Cabarrus County, NC



SACRED
To The
Memory of
ANDREW DRY
Who was born
On the 26th March 1762
and died
On the 9th April 1828
Aged 66 years + 16 days

Andrew Dry was a  son of Charles Dry and Christine Muss. They migrated from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to North Carolina sometime before July 1777 at which time Charles purchased 250 acres of land in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Andrew Dry met and married Barbara Teem in 1784. She was the daughter of Jacob Teem. To this union was borne nine children; 5 daughters and 4 sons.

Andrew Dry is my 4th Great Grand Uncle.









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[1]Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 October 2015); Memorial page for Andrew Dry; (26 March 1762–9 April 1828); Find a Grave memorial # 21423466, Citing Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery; Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA.








Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day 2019

IN REMEMBRANCE







Afghanistan --->2,216
Iraq -------------->4,497
Vietnam-------->58,209
Korea----------->36,516
  WWII------------>405,399
  WWI------------->116,516
 Total-------------->623,353



To Those Whose Paid The Ultimate Sacrifice

REST IN PEACE 























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Saturday, May 25, 2019

It’s Family Time~2nd Great GrandAunt-Alice Boan Goodwin

Alice Boan is my 2nd Great Grandaunt. 

She was born about 1820 a daughter of Mary Therrell and an unknown male Boan. The destruction of records during the Civil War has created a giant void and a sparse collection of records from which to obtain related data.

We know from the Revolutionary War pension application of Lucretia Therrell, widow of Moses Therrell that Mary Therrell Boan is the Mother of Alice Boan.

“…Certificate I wish made payable to her surviving children: Welthy Brown Abegail Therell and Mary Boan…”

Alice Boan and William Goodwin were married 17 August 1859 in Chesterfield, SC.



MARRIED: At the residence of the bride's mother, near Cheraw, on the 17th of August [1859], at 9 o'clock, A.M., by Rev. John Burdine, Mr. ALEXANDER GOODWIN and Miss ALICE BONE. [Cheraw gazette., August 24, 1859, Image/Page 2, Col. 5]


Alex and Alice are enumerated in her Mother, Mary Boan household in the 1860 Census for Chesterfield County.




Alex enlisted to serve in the Civil War on 1 January 1862 joining the 26th SC Regiment. He was wounded and captured on 10 July 1863 and died from Chronic diarrhea on 15 October 1864. He was buried in Grave 517 near the Prison Camp.

I have found no children born to this union. Alice lived with her sister Effie and brother-in-law William Thomas Goodwin until her death about 1883.
 

Alice Boan is my 2nd Great Grandaunt. 











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   1. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 130 (stamped); Line 26, Dwelling 513, Family 512, Household of and Mary BONE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 5 January 2013); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
     2. Ibid.
     3. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (https://www.fold3.com/ : accessed ), entry for Alexander Goodwin, Private; 21st SC Infantry Regiment.; Confederate.
     4. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  5 January 2013); Memorial page for Pvt Alexander Goodwin; (1838–15 October 1864); Find a Grave memorial # 27562855, Citing Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery; Scotland, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA.
     5. Ibid.
     6. "Marriage: Mr. ALEXANDER GOODWIN and Miss ALICE BONE," The Cheraw Gazette, Cheraw, SC, 24 August 1859, Image/Page 2, Col. 5. accessed on http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/.
     7. 1850 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page 108B (stamped), Line 13, Dwelling 152, Family 152, Household of Mary BONE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 January 2013); citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
     8. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 130 (stamped); Line 26, Dwelling 513, Family 512, Household of and Mary BONE.
     9. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 261A(stamped); Line 31, Dwelling 194, Family 201, Enumerated with P. INGRAM; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 8 June 2016); citing  National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
     10. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 002, Page 268D(stamped); Line 6, Dwelling 117, Family 118, Household of William GOODWIN; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 May 2016); citing  National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Chesterfield County Burnt Book Land Deed~David John to Ely John, 1848.


Burnt Book, Page 66



David John to Ely John Deed

State of South Carolina.
Know all men by these presents that I David Johns of the District of Chesterfield and State aforesaid in consideration of One hundred and fifty dollars paid to Ely Johns of state and district have granted sold and released and by these presents do bargain sell and release unto the said Ely Johns a tract or parcel of land on the waters of Stove House Creek containing eighty five acres more or lefs. Beginning on a Pine John McManus patent line in the head of Spring Branch thence with said line to a post oak thence to a Black Jack  Billins Corner thence with Billins patent line to Roger John Spring Branch thence down said Branch to a white oak thence with a line of marked trees to a Sweet Gum in the Spring branch thence up the Branch to the beginning Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the same belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular the premises above mentioned unto the said Ely Johns his heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself my heirs executors administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Ely Johns his heirs and assigns against myself my heirs and against all persons whosoever lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof
     In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred + forty eight.
Signed, Seals and delivered                David John {Seal}
Test George x his mark Mills
Test W. R. Griffith

The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District} Personally appeared before me    W. R. Griffith and after being duly sworn sayeth he was present and did see David John signed the written instrument of writing unto Ely Johns and also saw Gorge Miller assign with himself as a witnefs.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
July 6th 1850
     John P. Rushing
     Mag't.                     (Recorded Dec. 17th 1862)


For many years, Roger John seems to be the most logical father of David John. I believe this Land Deed provided circumstantial evidence that as neighbors Roger and David were most liked related. There is no doubt about Ely John; he is definitely the son of David John and Rachel Boan.






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[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Burnt Book (FHL Film#1449103): page 66, David Johns to Ely Johns Deed; 10 February 1848, Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Darlington County Equity Record~Edy Norris vs James Purvis, Jr.

In the summer of 1817, many of the Purvis families living in Chesterfield County packed up and moved down through Georgia to Clarke County, Alabama where they remained for a while before moving on to Rankin, Hinds and Simpson County, Mississippi.

During this same time James Purvis, Jr. had acquired two slaves from James Morris, son of Edy Lundy Norris. Prior to acquiring these slaves, Edy Norris had written her will (21 Mar 1816) leaving these two slaves to her son John Norris. 

Fourth, to my son John Norris, one Negro boy by the name of Jack, also another Negro girl by the name of Nan, to them and their heirs forever. Also to my daughter Winney Norris, all my household furniture to them their heirs and assigns forever.

Thus a lawsuit was initiated to prevent the slaves from leaving the state of South Carolina. 





Transcription:

James Purvis. Jun. }  On Motion of Wm Bullard Solicitor for defendant James Purvis, Jun giving security Satisfactory to Commissioner that he will not remove the Negroes Jack and Nann Mentioned in this Case out of the limits of this State untill the final decision of the right to Said Negroes by this Court in this ne Exceat ifsued in this Cafe [case] be desolved that he abide the decree of this Court relation to Said Negroes Jack and Nann. [1]

So far I have not found a document showing what happened as a result of this lawsuit. The destruction of records during the Civil War makes it very unlikely that documents survived and re-creation of situations can be recreated enough o understand the results. Likewise, documents needed to re-create families are lost forever. How I would love to know the father of James Purvis Jr. Ironically, there is an Administrative Bond in Horry County, SC dated 17 Jul 1818 for a James Purvis. Are these two men actually the same man. There is no way of knowing due to loss of records.











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A ne exeat clause, ... government can obtain a writ of ne exeat republica, which is a court order directing a person not to leave a particular jurisdiction
[1] Darlington County, SC Equity Record Book, 1813-1822, image 28.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Vital Records Do Sometimes Contain Errors


Take the Case of this Delayed Birth Certificate created in March 1950.  The certificate certified that Henry Freeman was born 20 April 1885 and uses a Family Bible as proof. There is a problem with this certification and Certificate,




First, the Mother, Annie Freeman, had remarried after the death of her husband and was married to Joseph Hall in 1885 and the Child was given the name Henry Thomas Hall. The Mother Ann, was a widow, with two small children by her first husband –Jesse Coleman Freeman and John Wesley Freeman.  In addition, she had three children during her current marriage to Joseph Hall; those children are Barney, Nancy, and Calvin.

                              
In addition to these three Hall children; Joseph and Annie would have two additional children before he passed away – Henry Thomas Hall in April 1885 and Joanne Hall, 25 August 1887.

No Death date has been found for Joseph Hall but we know he died before June 1900 when the Census was enumerated. Also in that Census Henry, the child and Annie the Mother are listed as Freeman’s. After the Death of Joseph Hall, Annie and the three boys, Barney, Calvin, and Henry dropped their Hall surname and started using the Freeman surname. I looked and found no legal document for this action.  


Clearly, there is confusion here; the five children borne to Joseph Hall and Annie Freeman were by birth Hall Children but there may have been legal action taken to change their surname. No such legal action has been found.  Only DNA testing will prove whether their descendants carry the Hall and Freeman DNA.




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[1] Henry Freeman, birth certificate 6-896 (20 April 1885), South Carolina South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.
[2]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.
[3] 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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Marriage of Alexander Brock and Sallie White


James Brock and Martha Jane Teal were married about 1844 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Between 27 April 1845 and 30 December 1847, the birth of their first two children, James and Martha Jane moved their family to Barbour County, Alabama.

Their sixth child, a boy, they called Alexander L. Brock was born 21 August 1855 in Barbour County, Alabama.

On 30 December 1880, Alexander Brock married Amanda Knight, daughter of Herbert S.C. Knight and Mary Zetirow.


We next find Alex. in the 1910 Census for Barbour as a widower indicating that Amanda Knight Brock, had passed away sometime before 1910.


Next, we find Alex in May 1911 when he again marries; this time to Sallie White. Sarah was the daughter of  Henry White and Vashti Lewis.

Alexander L. Brock and Sarah “Sallie” White were married on 17 May 1911 at the home of their magistrate, J. A. Phillips.




There were no children born of either of these marriages. Alexander L. Brock died 5 March 1937 and was buried in the Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Clio, Barbour County, Alabama. Sallie died 10 years later on  7 August 1947. 

Alexander L. Brock is my 1st Cousin 3 times removed. 


Monday, May 13, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~Trust Deed~W. J. PURVIS to J. D. Harden



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

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

Today’s subject is an Anson County, NC Trust Deed~W. J. PURVIS to J. D. Harden, 1882.1 


Trust Deed Book 15, Pg 155

Trust Deed Book 15, Pg 156



W. J. PURVIS to J. D. Harden


State of North Carolina}
Anson County} Whereas J. D. Harden of Anson county, in the State of North Carolina has agreed to make advances to W. J. Purvis of the county of Anson and State aforesaid for purposes of agriculture during the year A.D. 1882 to the value of Fifty Dollars and such further sums as the said J. D. Harden may deem necessary to be made not to exceed in all the sum of Dollars and whereas the said W. J. Purvis desires to secure to the said J. D. Harden 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 an Act to re-enact and amend the same, ratified March 1st 1873, doth by these presents sell, transfer and agree to deliver to said J. D. Harden on the 1st day of Oct., 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 transfers shall create a lien in favor of the said J. D. Harden to the extent of the advances made or to be made upon all the crop the said W. J. Purvis may raise during the present year, and for further security the said bargains and sells to the said J. D. Harden the following articles of personal property to wit: lone cow & lone calf, lone ox seven years old, all plantation tools, with the understanding that if the said W. J. Purvis shall will and truly pay the said J. D. Harden 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. Purvis, otherwise the said J. D. Harden shall have power to take into his 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 said sale for ten days at three public places in the county. I, 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 date thereof to the payment. In witness whereof, the said W. J. Purvis has hereunto set his hand and seal, this 18th  day of April, A.D. 1882.

                                                                                 W. J. Purvis {Seal}
Signed, Sealed & delivered in
Presence of C. C. Moore     

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} The due execution of foregoing lien and mortgage was proven before me this day by the oath and examination of C. C. Moore, the subscribing witness. Let the same, with this certificate, be registered. This the 8th day of June A.D., 1882.
                                                                                 John C. McLanchlin, CSC

State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I certify that the foregoing lien & mortgage and certificate came into my hands for record on 10th June 1882 & was duly registered.
                                                                 P. J. Coppedge, Register of Deeds


On 18 April 1882, we find William J. Purvis, my great Grandfather, conferring with J. D. Harden to secured enough cash to plant and harvest a crop during the year 1882. William in 1882 was a young lad of 18 and would celebrate his nineteenth birthday in September 1882.

These trust deeds were just a short-term mortgage to enable farmers to obtain the cash needed to plant and harvest a crop. They usually contained 4 parts.

1. The amount needed/borrowed: $50.00
  • agreed to make advances to W. J. Purvis of the county of Anson and State aforesaid for purposes of agriculture during the year A.D. 1882 to the value of Fifty Dollars and such further sums as the said J. D. Harden may deem necessary
2. What’s due and its due date:
  • agree to deliver to said J. D. Harden on the 1st day of Oct., 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
3. Security:
  • the following articles of personal property to wit: lone cow & lone calf, lone ox seven years old, all plantation tools, with the understanding that if the said W. J. Purvis shall will and truly pay the said J. D. Harden for the advances as aforesaid on or before the 15 day of Oct., the said lien shall be discharged,
4. Interests Rate:
  • If this claim is not paid at maturity to bear interest at the rate of 8 percent per annum from date thereof to the payment.
William James Purvis is my Great Grandfather.




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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Trust Deed Book 15: Pages 155-156, W. J. Purvis to J. D. Harden; 18 April 1882, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Who are the Parents of Sarah Hill, b. abt 1811 and d. 6 Sept 1881

Sarah Hill, age 15-19, married  Samuel Deese, born 1805 in/or about 1830 in Anson County, North Carolina. Samuel was a son of Stephen Deese and his wife, whom many say is, Sarah Alice Honeycutt.

The parents of Sarah ‘Sallie’ Hill are UNKNOWN. Sarah, the wife of Samuel, can be found in the 1850, 1870 and 1880 Census. Her age in these censuses in order is age 35, age 55, age 60. The 1850/1870 Census suggests she was born in the year 1815. Her death notice in 1881 says she is 70 years of age suggesting she was born in the year 1811.

Ancestry Thrulines shows Sarah Hill as a daughter of John Hill and Huldah Jackson.





But, there is not a paper trail to substantiate this and I DO NOT believe that John Hill and Huldah Jackson are her parents.

John and Huldah did have a daughter named Sarah, b.  April 23rd, 1783; died. Oct 1789.

John Hill served in the Revolutionary War. The Family Bible is included in John Hill Rev. War File W-18014

In 1838/1839 Huldah Jackson Hill, widow of John Hill deceased, submitted an application for a pension related to the Revolutionary War service of her husband John Hill. Included within this application (W-18014) was a copy of pertinent pages from the Hill Family Bible. The last child documented as born to this family was/is Rebecca Jackson Hill, born  23 April 1809; d. Oct. 1811.



    



Since there is absolutely no proof establishing Sarah Hill, b. 1811; d. 6 September 1881 is a daughter of John and Huldah Jackson Hill I would offer the following reasons why it's impractical.

First, The Birth, death, and marriage of the John Hill Family are meticulously documented in the Family Bible and there is no indication in the Family Bible that a second daughter was given the name of the first deceased Sarah Hill.
  •  Surely, Huldah Jackson Hill wouldn’t omit the birth of the last child from the Family Bible if this was indeed her child.
  • Also if this is her child why would she omit her from the pension application. 
John Hill died, according to the Family Bible, on 14 August 1817. The 1820 Anson County, NC Census for this family substantiates that John was no longer in the Household. It also substantiates that there was not a Female daughter in the Household under the age of 10.  To be precise there were 2 females in the household, 1 age 16-25 and 1 over 45+ [Huldy], head of Household.  



Finally, Huldah was age 47 and John was age 62 when the 2nd Sarah was born in 1811. 

A review of the 1820 Census shows 3 Hill families in the County (Anson). In addition to Huldy Hill, there is a listing for two of her sons, Jonathan J. Hill and John Hill. Both Jonathan and John had females in their home under 10 years of age. John Hill, Sr and Huldah Jackson had seven sons but none of these eight men left Wills or Probate records in Anson County. Jacob Hill did leave a Will in Catawba County, NC. Huldah Jackson Hill is named in the Will of her Father John Jackson.  

Sometime prior to 1844, several of the Hill children moved their families to Dickson County, Tennessee. 

The parents of Sarah 'Sallie" Hill, b. abt 1811, d. 6 Sept. 1881 is still a mystery. If you have any clues to the names of her parents I would love to hear from you.  

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday~Team-Graves Marriage


Mildred Graves was born 7 April 1907, a daughter of Lemuel Smiley Graves and Lucy Perkins Davis.

On November 6, 1936, Mildred Lee Graves married John Wiley Team, Sr. in Kershaw County, South Carolina.  The marriage licensee can be found on Ancestry.com if you can decipher the transcription errors. I have made some suggestions that I hope will make this marriage entry easier to find for future researchers.  

This is one entry on Ancestry.com and you can see that Mildred’s surname IS NOT transcribed as GRAVES but was transcribed as TRAVERS.





The entry for John W. Team and Mildred Graves in the Marriage Register is the last entry on the page.





The Marriage Register entry clearly shows Mildred’s surname to be GRAVES. Their marriage took place on 6 November 1936 and the License was returned on 10 November 1936.  




Mildred Graves is my 3rd Cousin twice removed.






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[1] "South Carolina, County Marriages Record, 1907-2000," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 April 2019), John W. TEAM and Mildred GRAVES, Married 6 November 1936.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Petition and Order for Appointment of Guardian, Children of Della Mae Teal Rivers, Deceased

Today’s post contains a Petition and Order for Appointment of Guardian, Children of Della Mae Teal Rivers, Deceased. Della Mae Rivers died 9 July 1924 leaving 7 children ranging in age from 17 to 2 years of age. Their father, Louis Harmon  Rivers, next married Dora Mae Parker on 4 August 1926.



Petition and Order for Appointment of Guardian

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF Chesterfield
In the Matter of the Estate and Guardianship,
of Thomas Varene, Hallie Frances,
Knowlton Franklin, Gordon
McLeod Rivers
Minors…………

To the Honorable The Court of Probate of the County of Chesterfield, State of South Carolina:
    The petition of the undersigned Louis H. Rivers
respectfully represents that the above named Thomas Verene, Hallie Frances, Knowlton
Franklin, William Marion, Mary Lee, Gordon McLeod Rivers minors, the said Thomas Verene
being of the age of 12 years at his
nearest birthday, Hallie F., 7 years of age; Knowlton, 5 years of age Gordon
2 years of age, and that each of the said minors
reside with Louis H. Rivers in the above mentioned County and State,
That they are residents of the county,
and have an estate in their own right, situated in the aforesaid County and State, which Estate is estimated to be worth about $500.00 each Dollars.
     That your petitioner is the Father of said minors, and a resident of the said
County and the said State, and now prays your honor that…. he may be appointed the guardian of the persons and estates of said minors
upon his entering into bond as is required by law, and with security or securities to be approved by your honor. 
Dated.. November 17,  1926
                                                                                           Lewis H. Rivers
                                                                                           s/Louis H. Rivers

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF Chesterfield
         Personally appears before me Louis H. Rivers above names, and being duly sworn says that the foregoing petition is true of his own knowledge.
    Sworn to before me this 17th
Day of November A. D. 1926.
C., P. Dickson, (L. S.)                                                        Louis H. Rivers
Notary Public for South Carolina




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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-JW63-2?cc=1911928&wc=MPPB-JW5%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191475301 : 21 May 2014), Chesterfield > Probate Court, Estate records > 1865-1927 > Cases 0830-0899 > image 179 of 1670; county courthouses, South Carolina, and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

It’s Family Time~The Hardy S. Sellers Family




Hardy S. Sellers, son of John Sellers and Henrietta Norwood, was born  Feb 1817 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Sometime before 22 August 1837, John Sellers and wife Henrietta moved their large family (7 sons and 7 daughters) to Carroll County, Tennessee. We know they left Chesterfield prior to the death of John’s father Hardy Sellers. Hardy Sellers died 12 Jan 1835 and an estate notice dated 22 August 1837 in the local newspaper indicates that John was absent and resided without the limits of this State. 

On 2 June 1840, Hardy S. Sellers, son of John and Henrietta, married  Sarah Ann Scott in Carroll County, Tennessee. Sarah Ann Scott was born on 2 Feb 1822 in TN. 

Hardy S. Sellers and Sarah Ann Scott had the following children:

        i.    Nancy C. Sellers, born 1841, Carroll County, Tennessee; married Hosea Springer, 8 Nov 1865, Carroll, Tennessee; died aft 1880.
         ii.    Mary E. Sellers, born abt 1845, Carroll County, Tennessee; married John Orr; died 1944.
         iii.    John M. Sellers was born on 15 Sep 1850 in Clarksburg, Carroll, Tennessee. He died on 8 Sep 1851 at the age of 0 in Clarksburg, Carroll, Tennessee.
         iv.    Martha C. Sellers was born on 8 Mar 1857 in Carroll County, Tennessee. She died on 30 Sep 1857 at the age of 0 in Carroll County, Tennessee.
         v.    Viola J. Sellers, born abt 1861, Carroll County, Tennessee; married Robert P. Carnal.
         vi.    Sarah Henrietta Sellers, born 1 Dec 1865, Carroll County, Tennessee; married Wiley Carnal; died 4 Mar 1955, Carroll, Tennessee.



Sarah Ann Scott, the wife of Hardy S. Sellers, died on 30 Jan 1880 at the age of 57 in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee. Hardy never remarried. In 1900, he is enumerated in the Household of his daughter Henrietta and her husband Wiley Carnal. He died sometime after this census was taken. No exact date has been found, of yet, for Hardy S. Sellers. 

Hardy S. Sellers is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.






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1. 1860 U. S. Census, Carroll County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 13, Carroll, Tennessee, Page: 124 (stamped); Line 30, Dwelling 1656, Family 1633, Household of and Hardy SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 April 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1243.
     2. 1870 U. S. Census, Carroll County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 13, Carroll, Tennessee, Page: 428A(stamped); Line 11, Dwelling 59, Family 58, Household of Hardy SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 April 2118); citing National Archives Microfilm M593_1517.
     3. 1880 U. S. Census, Carroll County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 13, Carroll, Tennessee, enumeration district (ED) 018, Page: 167C(stamped); Line 1, Dwelling 204, Family 219, Household of Hardy SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 April 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm T9_1247.
     4. 1900 U. S. Census, Carroll County, Tennessee, population schedule, Civil District 13, Carroll, Tennessee, enumeration district (ED) 0132, Page: 17/167 (stamped); Line 50, Dwelling 304, Family 307, Household of  Wiley CARNA; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed3 Apr 2018 ); citing National Archives Microfilm T623.
     5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  ); Memorial page for Hardy S. Sellers; (Feb. 1817-Unknown); Find a Grave memorial # 35278210, Citing Sellers Hill Cemetery; Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee, USA.