Saturday, June 29, 2019

It’s Family Time~The Richard Eddins Family


Richard Eddins was born about 1783 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He moved from Chesterfield County, South Carolina to Monroe County, Alabama Territory about 1819.
Richard appeared in the census in 1820 in Wilcox County, Alabama. He died about Sep 1845 at the age of 62 in Pike County, Alabama.

Richard Eddins and Elizabeth Wilson were married about 1808, based on the birth of their oldest child. 


Elizabeth Wilson was born in 1795. She died after 1860 at the age of 65.

This is a list of the known children of Richard Eddins and Elizabeth Wilson:
        i.    Lydia Eddins, born abt 1817, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Phillip William Sellers, 27 Jan 1838, Pike Co., AL; died aft 1880, Coffee County, Alabama,.
         ii.    James Hosea Eddins, born 29 Mar 1809, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Rebecca Black; died Jul 1861, Santa Rosa, Florida.
         iii.    Harriett Edna Eddins, born abt 1820, Pike Co., AL; married Archibald Graves; married Luke Flowers; died 1886.
         iv.    Joseph F. Eddins, born abt 1831, Pike Co., AL; married Elizabeth Burton; died 1863, Civil War.
         v.    Richard John Thrashly Eddins, born abt 1833, Pike Co., AL; married Catherine Frances Wheeler, abt 1862; married Emma Morris, 15 Jan 1885, Crenshaw Co., AL; died 1900, Santa Rosa Co., FL.


The above list of children is most likely a partial list. The information I have about Richard Eddins and his family is very limited. Records for Alabama are very sparse online and we know the story about a lack of records in Chesterfield County. But, new records are being made available so I will revisit Richard’s family sometime late next year. If you have information pleased contact me.

Richard Eddins is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle.


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    1. 1820 STATE CENSUS, Wilcox County, Alabama, population schedule, , Household of Richard Eddins; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 April 2018).
     2. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  3 April 2018); Memorial page for Richard Eddins; (1783–1845); Find a Grave memorial # 135626319, Citing Bagdad Cemetery; Bagdad, Santa Rosa County, Florida, USA.
      3. 1860 U. S. Census, Pike County, Alabama, population schedule, Eastern Division, Pike, Alabama, Page: 287(stamped); Line 3, Dwelling 762, Family 770, Household of Richard EDDINS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 April 2018); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 21.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage of Phillip William Sellers and Lydia Eddins





Transcription: 

Pike County} To any ordained Minister of the Gospel Judge of the Circuit or County or Justice of the Peace for said County greetings you are hereby authorized to celebrate the rites of Matrimony between Philip W. Sellers and Lydia Eddins and this shall be your sufficient Authority for so doing. 

Given under my hand and Seal this 13th day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight and of American Independence the 62nd year John D. Curtis Register {L.S.}


I do hereby certify that Philip Sellers and Lydia Eddins were Lawfully joined together on the 27th day of January 1838.             Alex Smith J. P.


Phillip William Sellers was born abt 1815 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. There is no doubt that he is a descendant of Hardy Sellers but at the present time, I have not been able to identify his parents. Lydia Eddins, born abt 1817 in Chesterfield County, is the daughter of Richard Eddins and his wife Elizabeth Wilson. 

Phillip William Sellers and Lydia Eddins were married on 27 January 1838 by a Justice of the Peace in Pike County, Alabama. This places the young couple in Pike County prior to January 1838. They had 5 known children; 3 sons and 2 daughters.

Both died after 1880 but no death dates or tombstones have been found at this time. 







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[1] https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=61365&h=420605&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=7836

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Obituary Tuesday~Sudden Death of Mrs. J. A. Watson of Wingate

SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. J. A. WATSON OF WINGATE

Mrs. J. A. Watson died suddenly late Friday afternoon, while sitting in her chair in her home at Wingate. Two of her children who live nearby came to the home about the same time and found their mother sitting peacefully in her rocking chair where she had just died, her glasses on and a paper in her lap.

Surviving are Mr. Watson, one son, Mr. L. J. Watson of Wingate, and four daughters, Mrs. J. J. Perry of Wingate, Mrs. C. W. Perry of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Raymond McIntyre of Baden and Miss Hope Watson of Norfolk. These were all present at the funeral. There are eight grand children and they were as much at home at grandmother’s as in their own homes. Only one sister survives, Mrs. Adeline Rayfield of Mt. Croghan. Ex‐Sheriff R. J. Lowery of Anson county, who died two years ago, Frank Lowery of Taxahaw, who died last year, and Charles Lowery of Altan, who died a number of years ago, were brothers of the deceased.
Funeral services were held from the Watson home Sunday at noon, Rev. J. E. Hoyle conducting the services. Interment was in the Wingate cemetery.

Mrs. Watson was seventy years of age, a daughter of the late Jackson Lowery, and was born in Chesterfield county. Mr. and Mrs. Watson moved to Wingate a number of years ago and soon became prominent in the upbuilding of that community. Mrs. Watson was a devoted wife and mother, and a useful member of the Baptist church.


Mrs. J. A. Watson, was Ann Eliza Lowery, wife of John Allen Watson, Jr. and daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Lowery and Grace Terrell of Chesterfield, SC.






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[1] SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. J. A. WATSON OF WINGATE obituary, The Monroe Journal, Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, 20 February 1923, Page 1. Ann Eliza Lowery Watson.
[2] http://files.usgwarchives.net/sc/chesterfield/newspapers/misc01.txt
[3] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 21 June 2019); Memorial page for Sudden Death of Mrs. J. A. Watson of Wingate; (22 July 1853–16 February 1923); Find a Grave memorial # 30517868, Citing Wingate Cemetery; Wingate, Union County, North Carolina, USA.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~The Last Will and Testament of Oliver Massey


Today’s subject is The Last Will and Testament of Oliver Massey, 1841.1






Last Will and Testament
Oliver Massey

In the name of God, Amen! I Oliver Massey of the State of Alabama and County of Perry, being in good health and of sound mind, do make and declare this, my last will and testament in manner + form following. I desire to be decently buried without any funeral, pomp or unnecessary applause. Also I give and devise to my beloved consort and wife, Kesiah Massey all my real and landed Estate consisting as follows: The Northwest Quarter of Section Eight in Township nineteen and Range Seven in the northeast quarter of section Eight in Township nineteen and Range seven. In the district of Lands sold at Cahawba, in the State aforesaid, with all and singular the accouterments and hereditaments therein to belonging or in any wise appertaining during the widowhood or natural life of my said wife. Also, I give and bequeath to my wife the following negro slaves (viz) a negro boy named Peter a Girl named Rose, and a boy named Henry, during her widowhood or natural life as aforesaid. Also two feather beds and furniture, and all my household furniture. Also my oxen and Cart, together with all my harness and farming utensils. Also my sorrel and black horses, four cows and calves, three sows and pigs and comfortable support for one year after my death. It is further my will that the above devised lands and bequeathed negroes at the death of my said wife shall be sold to the highest bidder at public auction, and the proceeds to be divided equally among all my legal heirs, except the portion of my daughter, Harriet Scarborough, which I wish laid out for a negro or negroes to be the use and benefit of her and the heirs of her body. It is my will further that the balance of my property be sold at public auction, and after defraying funeral expenses, and paying all my debts, be divided as follows, (viz) I desire and will that my son, Joseph have one horse, the value of seventy five dollars, and one feather bed and furniture. Also, I desire and will that my daughter, Lydia, have one feather bed and furniture, and all the bed furniture made with her own hands, her side saddle and one cow and calf. Also it is my desire and will that my daughter Margaret have one bed and furniture, and all the bed furniture made with her own hands, one cow and calf and one two year old heifer, and one sidesaddle. Also it is my will and desire that my son George Pope, have one horse, bridle and saddle of the value of one hundred dollars, one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one two year old heifer, and one years tuition. It is further my will and desire that the balance of my property be equally divided among my legal heirs, the portion of my daughter Harriet I wished disposed of as above mentioned. From the confidence I repose in my sons James M. and Joseph Massey, I do constitute and appoint them my executors to carry this my last will and testament into effect.
Signed, Sealed and delivered        Oliver Mafsey {Seal}                                          

in the presence of 
A. B. Moore
John Davis
James G. Evans
Recorded April 2, 1841 J. B. Nave, Clerk

Oliver Massey, son of Arthur Massey and Elizabeth Alston, was married to Kesiah Holley. Kesiah was the daughter of Richard Holley and his wife Mary Elizabeth [LNU].






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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-TGDV-N?i=98&wc=M6DN-1PN%3A220031301%2C220031302&cc=1925446

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Downtown Chesterfield Fires 121 years apart.

25 February 1896 – 123 Year ago



NINETEEN BUILDING BURNED.
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A Serious Loss to the Village of Chesterfield.


Special to The State.
Cheraw, Feb 24 – Chesterfield was visited by a most disastrous fire yesterday. It broke out about 11 O’clock in the office of Dr. D. T. Teal and spread until 19 buildings were consumed, some of them containing stocks of goods. The following are the principal buildings destroyed:


Dr. Teal’s office, S. J. Sellers’ store, with $300 or $400 worth of goods; D. H. Laney’s drug store and two-thirds of his stock; a large dwelling house belonging to Mr. Allen Chairman; W. W. Davis’ photograph gallery; W. F. Pate’s store, the old “Country House” and a house belonging to A. W. Davis in rear of the courthouse.

The entire loss by the fire is placed at $13,000 or $14, 000, with no insurance. The town has certainly been hit hard, and it will take hard work and grit to make good the loss. Chesterfield has the sympathy of her neighbor Cheraw in this her severe trial. 

21 November 2017 - Massive fire destroys 6 buildings in downtown Chesterfield – 1 1/2 year ago

The fire started in a business known as the Pink Door Store. Some of the business’ suffering damages such as fire, smoke and/or water were:
  • The Pink Door Boutique
  • Long's Pharmacy,
  • a barber and beauty shop.
  • Connie's Creative Cuts
I could find no mention of a Dollar value in loss for this fire.

The effectiveness of modern firefighting equipment and the training of our firefighters made a significant difference in these two fires.

  • S. J. Sellers is a 2nd Cousin 3 times removed
  • W. W. Davis is a 3rd Cousin twice removed.
  • A. W. Davis is a 1st Cousin 4 times removed.

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[1] The State, Columbia, SC, 25 February 1896, page 2 and local internet coverage of the November 2017 fire.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Land Deed~Philip Six to Lohama Brock

My 4th Great Granduncle William Brock moved his family from Chesterfield County, SC to Louisiana and finally settled in Hinds County, Mississippi. The first record of land purchase in Hinds County was between Valentine William Brock, son of William Brock, and  John H. Norland on 2 November 1835.
William’s son, Francis M. Brock married Lohama Six, daughter of Phillip Six and Charlotte Selser.  In Feb. 1847, Philip Six sold 160 62/100 acres of land to his daughter Lohama Brock and in the next deed on page 370 of Book 18, he also deeded land to his daughter Agnes Six Heard wife of Samuel S. Heard.

Philip Six land to Lohama Brock

Hinds Co. Raymond, MS Deeds
Deed Book 18, page 369, 1 Feb 1847
[Ref: Tract Book 1874, Hinds Co. Court House, Raymond, MS]
LAND: 1 Feb. 1847 – Philip Six to Lohama Brock – This Indenture made and entered into the first day of Feb. in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred forty-seven by Philip Six of the first part, and Lohama Brock of the second part. Witnessth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to him paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the aforesaid party of the second part, the following described piece or parcel of land viz the northwest quarter of section twenty two in township fourteen in range five east containing one hundred and sixty and 62/100 acres lying and being in Hinds County and State of Mississippi the right and claim to which said land with all improvements appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining. I the said Philip Six do warrant and forever defend unto the aforesaid Lohama Brock and to his heirs forever and to none other, against myself, my heir’s assigns and all other persons claiming under me or in my name. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal the day and date above written. (signed) Philip Six (X his mark). Witnessed J. J. Lewis [Ref: Deed Book 18, page 369, Hinds Co. Court House, Raymond, MS]

Footnote 1 will take you to this land deed and the Deed to his daughter Agnes Six.

This claim was found in  The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805, Land Claims, 1767-1805





LAND: 28 Dec 1800 – Land Claims Book B, p 92 Claim #1008. Ebenezer Fulsom to Moses Foster my right to plantation and house on Homochitto 1 mile below Foster’s Creek, also furniture. Signs with a mark. Wit: James (X) Hays, Benjamin (X) Fletcher/ John Foster assigns above rights to John West, May 4, 1795. /John West assigns same to Philip Six, Dec 28, 1800. John (X) West. Wit: Wm. Calvit. File: Philip Siks claimant. Reg. 23 March 1804. Wit. James Hays, 10 Sept. 1804. Certf. B203 issued Feb. 19, 1807, Philip Siks of Miss. Territory, claims a donation right to above described 640 acres in Adams Co., by a settlement made and continued by Ebenezer Fulsom in 1789, who was, at that time, the head of a family, March 22, 1804. Signed. [Ref: The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805, Abstracts of early Records, The May Wilson McBee Collection Volume 2, p 377]
The shorten hyperlink in footnote 2 will take you to this document.

Francis M. Brock husband of Lohama Six Brock is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.





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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR1-M36N-Y?i=207&cat=134138
[2] The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805, Land Claims, 1767-1805;  https://goo.gl/zBuvqd

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday~The John Lewis Landon Family Bible

John Lewis Landon and Julie Ellen Davis were married in 1887. (1900 Census). John  Lewis was the son of William Landon and Nancy Merriman. Julie Ellen was the daughter of Thomas P. Davis and Nancy Jane Massey.  John Lewis and Julie Ellen had a large family of 8 children; 6 daughters and 2 sons.




Landon Family Bible

Births:
John L. Landon was born November 18, 1856.
J. E. [Julie Ellen Davis] Landon was born September 11, 1868.
Nancy Jane Landon was born October the 21 in the year of hour (sic) Lord 1888.
Floris Irene Landon was born August 31st, 1891.
Charlotte E. Landon was born July 7th, 1894.
Lilly Bell Landon was born August the 1st 1896.
Minnie May Landon was born January 15, 1899.
John Harlie Landon was born July the 1st., 1903.
Robert E. Lee Landon was born January 8th, 1905.
Ruth Estelle Landon was born March 5th, 1908.
Mary Violet Martin was born November 22nd, 1910.
Thomas Howard Martin was born September 23rd, 1913.

Deaths:
Mr. J. L. [John Lewis] Landon died June 13th, 1926.
Mrs. J. L. Landon died October 11th, 1929.[Julia Ellen Davis]
Mrs. Lillie Outlaw died April 15th, 1929.
Mr. Robert E. Lee Landon died December 28, 19XX [1934].
Miss Nancy J. Landon died January 2, 1935.

Marriages:
Nancy Landon married Smiley Hicks on 2 March 1910 at the home of her parents Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Landon.
Florice Landon was married to Dan Martin the 12th day of February 1911.
Lillie Bell Landon was married to Shelton Outlaw August 2, 1914.
Charlott E. Landon was married to Felton Burr August 16, 1914.



Julie Ellen Davis Landon is my 2nd Cousin 3 times removed. 




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[1] The Landon Family Bible pages were provided by an unknown researcher while I was living in Utah in early 1990’s. I regret misplacing the source for these precious documents.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~Trust Deed Between W.A. Purvis and Thompson & Moore

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 Between W.A. Purvis and Thompson & Moore, 1883.1




Transcription:

W. A. Purvis to Thompson & Moore
 

 
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} Whereas Thompson & Moore of Anson County, in the State of North Carolina, have agreed to make advances to W. A. Purvis of the county of Anson and State aforesaid for purposes of agriculture during the year A. D. 1883, to the value of seventy-five dollars, and such further sums as the said Thompson & Moore may deem necessary to be made, not to exceed in all the sum of one hundred Dollars, and whereas the said W. A. Purvis desires to secure to the said Thompson & Moore 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 on the March 1st, 1873, doth by these presents sell, transfer and agree to deliver to the said Thompson & Moore on the 1st day of November 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 Thompson & Moore to the extent of the advances made or to be made, upon all the crop the said W. A. Purvis may raise during the present year of cotton, corn, peas & potatoes, and all other saleable products said W. A. Purvis may raise in his present crop, and for further security the said W. A. Purvis bargains and sells the said Thompson & Moore the following articles of personal property, to wit: one red cow & calf, one white and black ox, with the understanding that if the said W. A. Purvis shall will and truly pay the said Thompson & Moore for the advances as aforesaid on or before the 1st day of November, the said lien shall be discharged and the said property shall revert to the said W. A. Purvis, otherwise the said Thompson & Moore 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 Anson 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. Purvis has hereunto set his hand and seal, this 7 day of March, A.D. 1883.

Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of                     W. A. Purvis  {Seal}
D. M. Johnson
 
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 D. M. Johnson, the subscribing witness. Let the same with this certificate, be registered. This the 17th day of April, A.D. 1883.
                                                                             John C. McLanchlin, C.S.C.


State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I certify that the foregoing lien & mortgage and certificate came into my hand for record on the 17th day of April 1883 & was duly registered.
                                                                P. J. Coppedge, Register of Deeds


It’s early March 1883 and my 2nd Great Grandfather has reached out to the firm of Thompson and Moore to secure sufficient funds ($75.00 dollars) to purchase supplies to plant and harvest another crop. To secure this loan he had to put up for security, a cow, calf, and Ox and repay at 8% interest rate.

William A. Purvis is my 2nd Great Grandfather.










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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Book 16: Page 158, W. A. Purvis to Thompson & Moore; 7 March 1883, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. LDS FHL Film #1689065.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

It’s Family Time~The Families of Colon Douglas Campbell, Sr.

Colon Douglas Campbell Sr. was born on 28 Feb 1890 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He was the son of Horry Franklin Campbell and Nancy Ardelia Davis.

Colon Douglas Campbell Sr. and Amanda E. Previtte were married on 4 Aug 1912 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Amanda E. Previtte, daughter of James Thomas Previtte and Mary Huldah Davis, was born on 19 May 1898 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Colon Douglas Campbell and Amanda E. Previtte had the following child:

    i.    Leo Wilson Campbell, born 9 Aug 1914, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Mabel Smith Gualtney; married Naomi Gibson; died 5 Jul 1970, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Amanda E. Previtte Campbell died on 15 Feb 1922 at the age of 23 and buried on 16 Feb 1922 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

After the Death of Amanda, Colon married Lessie Eunice Davis on 19 Jan 1929.

Lessie Eunice Davis, daughter of John Robert Davis and Mary Jane Hunt, was born on 7 Feb 1905 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 

Colon Douglas Campbell and Lessie Eunice Davis had the following children:

    i.    Ruby Jean Campbell, born 13 Sep 1930; married Andy Chambers, 12 Aug 1953.
     ii.    Colon Douglas Campbell Jr., born 21 Jun 1938, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sylvia Ellen Freeman, 30 Jun 1963, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 26 May 1999, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.


Colon Douglass Campbell, died on 2 Feb 1963 at the age of 72 and was buried on 5 Feb 1963 at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Lessie Eunice Davis Campbell, died on 30 Aug 1992 at the age of 87 and was buried in Aug 1992 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Colon Douglass Campbell is my 3rd Cousin twice removed.

Amanda E. Previtte is my 1st Cousin twice removed.


Lessie Eunice Davis is my 2nd Cousin twice removed.













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1. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 40, Page: 11A/167 (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 195, Family 193, Colon D. CAMPBELL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 7 September 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
2. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  11 January 2016); Memorial page for Amanda "Mandy" Previtte Campbell; (19 May 1899–15 February 1922); Find a Grave memorial # 100351367, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
3. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page: 107, Line 42, Dwelling 426, Family 433, Household of James T. PRIVETT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
4. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
5. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 11A/167 (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 195, Family 193, Colon D. CAMPBELL.
6. South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961,  Images. Ancestry, (https://www.ancestry.com:  11 January 2016), South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, Amanda E Campbell; Certificate number 2077, 15 February 1922.
7. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 831. Tombstone of Amanda Previtte "Mandy" Campbell; 19 May 1899–15 February 1922, Zoar UMC Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Amanda "Mandy" Previtte Campbell (19 May 1899–15 February 1922), Memorial # 100351367.
9. 1910  U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page: 14A/140A(stamped); Line 10, Dwelling 236, Family 236, Household of John R. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 31 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.
10. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 13B/168B(stamped); Line 68, Dwelling 232, Family 240, Household of John R. DAVIS.

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Marriage of Annie Gulledge and John Covington

In 1847 William D. Gulledge, son of William and Mary Gulledge married Martha A. Brock, daughter of Benjamin and Temperance Brock of Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Shortly after marrying William and Martha migrated to Georgia where their second child Benjamin was born. By 1852 they had arrived and settled in Barbour County, Alabama. They made Barbour County their home and raised a large family of twelve children; 4 sons and 8 daughters.

On 14 July 1887, one of their youngest daughters, Annie, born 1865 married John Covington. 



Transcription:


MARRIAGE LICENSE.
STATE OF ALABANA}
Barbour County}
To any Ordained or License Minister of the Gospel, Judge of the Circuit or Probate Court, or Justice of the Peace of said County—GREETINGS:
You are hereby authorized to celebrate the Rites of Matrimony between
John Covington   and Annie Gullage
and this shall be your sufficient authority for so doing
Given under my hand and Seal, this 11th day of July

A.D. 1887.
                                                           A. H.  Alston {seal}
                                                       Judge of Probate
The above names parties were married by me at______________________
On the 14th day of July  1887.

                                                                                                          A. S. Bush

Annie Gulledge Covington is my 1st Cousin 3 times removed.




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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939Z-Y89F-WG?i=66&cc=1743384;
FHL Film Number: 1289486 ; Volume 11, Page 61

Monday, June 10, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~1882 Trust Deed between W. A. Purvis and J. D. Harden

The Amanuensis Monday document selected this week is an 1882 Trust Deed between W. A. Purvis and J. D. Harden, both of Anson County, North Carolina. 


Transcription:

W. A. 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. A. 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. A. 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 the 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. A. Purvis may raise during the present year, and for further security the said W. A. Purvis bargains and sells to the said J. D. Harden the following articles of personal property to wit: 1 one cow & 1 one calf, 1 one ox four year old, all of plantation tools, with the understanding that if the said W. A. 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. A. 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. 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 date hereof to the payment. In witness whereof, the said W. A. Purvis has hereunto set his hand and seal, this 18 day of Apr., A.D. 1882.

Signed, Sealed & delivered in presence of           W. A. Purvis  {seal}
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


William A. Purvis is my 2nd Great grandfather.


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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Trust Deed Book 15: Page 157, W. A. Purvis to J. D. Harden; 18 April 1882, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

It’s Family Time~The Nancy Rivers Parker Family



Nancy Rivers, daughter of William Rivers and Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Rivers, was born about 1833 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.  She was next to the youngest of eleven siblings; 7 brothers and 3 sisters.

Nancy Rivers met and married George A. Parker III about 1851. George A. Parker III, son of George A. Parker and Hawley Lee was born about 1829 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

George and Nancy Parker are only enumerated in one Census; the 1860 census for Chesterfield County, SC. That census shows that George and Nancy had 3 children born shortly after their marriage. It is not known what happens to George, Nancy, and the 3 children; but, I have not found them beyond 1860.

1860 CENSUS: Poor House Household, 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, National Archives micropublication Series: M653  Roll: 1217. Family History Library  Film #0805217; page 126, Line 32,  Dwelling 460, Family 460;. George A. PARKER, age 24, Keeper of Poor House, Nancy PARKER, age 27, Elizabeth PARKER, age 08, Samuel PARKER, age 07 and Jno. PARKER, age 06. Also Hawley RIVERS, age 40.; James LEMONS, Male, age 60, born in SC and Lavinia SELLERS, Female, age 76, born in SC.


George A. Parker and Nancy Rivers had the following children:
        i.    Elizabeth Parker was born about 1852 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         ii.    Samuel Parker was born about 1853 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         iii.    John Parker was born about 1854 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. 


I believed that George was alive and well in April 1869. At that time, 16th April 1869, a Geo. A. Parker sold to A. W. Davis 129 acres of land for $100 dollars on Machine Branch adjoining the lands of John Purvis (Deed Book  1, Page 462-463).

Nancy Rivers Parker is my 3rd Great Grandaunt.

If you have any information about this family I would love to hear from you.












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      1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page: 126A; Line 13, Dwelling 431, Family 431, Household of Hawley PARKER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 22 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
     2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 126, Line 32, Dwelling 460, Family 460, Household of George A. PARKER.
     3. Land Deed - George A. Parker to illegible; 29 May 1861; Deed Book #Burnt Book; Page(s) 21; Probate Office; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; 27 August 2014.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage of Rilah Sellers and Edna W. Byrd

The discovery of this marriage license was a big surprise. The name “Riley/Rilah” is a very common name in my maternal line of Sellers and I felt a connection from the moment I made the discovery. After researching Rilah and his wife Edna Byrd I found that they had a son, Benjamin Riley Sellers, born 1867. Benjamin Riley Sellers married  Massie Emaline Moore in 1880 and in the 1910 Census Benjamin Riley and Massie Emaline are living in Ruby, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Benjamin may have been in the County as early as October 1879.



I do not think it’s a coincidence that Benjamin Riley Sellers and his family made their way to Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Back before 1850, William Samuel Sellers, b. 1788 and his wife Alice ‘Allie’ Cook had moved from Anson County, North Carolina to Wilcox County, Alabama. It is very likely that Rilah Sellers is a descendant of this branch of NC Sellers.


Transcription:
The State of Alabama} To any Judge, Minister or Justice law-
Henry County} fully qualified to solemnize marriage
             Greeting:    You are hereby authorized to
join together in the holy state of matrimony Rilah Sellers and 
Mifs E. W. Byrd which being done you will make return thereof to
my office within thirty days. Given under my hand at office this
18th day of December A.D. 1858.         George W. Williams 
                             Judge of Probate
I hereby certify that the above named parties we duly married by me
on the 19th day of December 1858 at the house of S. A. Whitehurst in
the county of Henry and State of Alabama.    L. G. Calhoun, Jr.

The State of Alabama} Before me George W. Williams  presiding
Henry County}  came Rilah Sellers who being duly sworn
             Deposes and says that E. W. Byrd whom
He wishes to obtain license to marry is over Eighteen years of age
Sworn to + subscribed before me this Dec. 18th 1858.
George W. Williams                    Rilah Sellers
             Judge of Probate
Recorded December 18th 1858. George W. William  Judge of Probate







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[1] Marriage records of Henry County, Alabama (1821-1868).page 291; Image 292,
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89HV-3981?i=291&cc=1743384
[2] 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1455.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~Report of the Estate of Even Thereat, Dec’d

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 Report of the Estate of Even Thereat, Dec’d, 1849.1



Report of the Estate of Even Thereat, Dec’d

State of North Carolina} To The Worshipful Court of Pleas + quarters Session
Union County}    January Term 1850
We the undersigned Commissioners appointed by Court to make partition of the Lands of Even Thereat, Dec’d between + amongst, Michael Horn + his wife Eleanor, Simpson Davis + his wife Elva, Christopher Deas + his wife  Francis, Robert Phillips + his wife Martha, and Joshua Funderburk and his wife, Monica, Children + heirs + heirs at Law of the said Even Thereat, Dec’d. 
Who after being duly Sworn according to Law proceeded on the 19th day of November 1845 to make the following appropriation in Severally
The Lot No. 1 is assigned + appropriated to Robert Phillips + his wife Martha, In Severally bounded as follows~~ Beginning at a Stake by two Small Persimmon Trees a corner of the Widows dower, + runs with her line S. 52 Wt. 11 Chs + 25 Lks to a Stake by two small pines. Thence No. 46 Wt. 45 Chs + 50 Lks to a red oak + post oak  Thence No. 36 E. 6 Chs to a pine. Thence with Elijah Stack line So 46 E. 30 Chs + 50 LKS to a stake. Thence with his other line So. 67 E. 16 Chs + 50 Lks to the Beginning containing 26 ½ acres valued at $53.00~~~
The Lot No. 2 is assigned + appropriated to Michael Horn + his wife Eleanor in Severally bounded as follows~~ Beginning at a Stake by a Red Oak + post Oak the 3rd Corner of No. 1 and runs So. 36 Wt 6 Chs + 30 Lks to a post oak + hickory. Thence So. 46 E. 42 Chs to a Stake on the Dower Line thence with said line No. 52 E. 6 Chs + 50 Lks to a Stake the 2nd corner of No. 1~Thence with the line of No. 1 to the Beginning containing 26 ½ acres valued at $53.00~~
The Lot No. 3 is assigned + appropriated to Christopher Deas + his wife Frances in Severally bounded as follows~~Beginning at a post oak + hickory the 2nd corner of No. 2 + runs with No. 2 S. 46 E. 42 Chs. To the corner Stake on the Dower Line, thence with Said line So. 52 Wt. 6 Chs + 75 Lks to a Stake in an old filed thence No. 46 Wt. 40 Chs to a Stake by a post Oak + hickory, Thence No. 36 Et 6 Chs + 75 Lks to the Beginning containing 26 ½ acres valued at $53.00~~~
The Lot No. 4 is assigned + appropriated to Joshua Funderburk + his wife Monica in Severally bounded as follows~~Beginning at a Stake by a post oak + hickory the 4th corner of No. 3 + runs So. 36 Wt one chain to a stake by a post oak + Hickory, Thence So. 53 Wt. 4 Chs. Thence So. 11 ½ Wt. 2 Chs to a Small post Oak by  a post Oak + red Oak. Thence So. 46 Et. 38 Chs to a rock in the Dower line, thence with it No. 52 Et 7 chains to the Corner of No. 3 Thence with its North 46 Wt 40 Chs to the Beginning containing 26 ½ acres valued at $46.00~~~
The Lot No. 5 is assigned + appropriated to Simpson Davis + his wife Elva, in Severally bounded as follows~~Beginning at a small post Oak + red Oak the 4th corner of No. 4 And runs with the Line thereof So. 46 E 30 Chs to a Rock on the Dower Line thence with it 52 Wt. 10 Chs to the corner thence with Abel Stacks line No. 62 Wt. 15 Chs + 50 Lks to his Corner Oak Stump, thence with his other line No. 11 ½ Et. 26 Chains to the Beginning containing 30 Acres valued at $45.00. 
We further charge the more valuable dividends with such sums of Money respectively to be paid to them of Inferior values respectively as shall make an equitable division Viz: The Lot No. 1 assigned to Robert Phillips + wife is to pay Lot No. 4 assigned to Joshua Funderburk + wife the sum of three Dollars. The Lot No. 2 assigned to Michael Horn + wife to pay to Lot No 4 assigned Joshua Funderburk + wife the sum of one Dollar also pay to Lot No. 5 assigned to Simpson Davis the sum of Two Dollars. The Lot No. 3 assigned to Christopher Deas + wife is to pay to Lot No. 5 assigned to Simpson Davis + wife the Sum of three Dollars, thus making each Lot worth $50.00.~~~
All of which is respectfully submitted under our hands + Seals this 19th day of November 1849.

Jas Marsh Com’r + Surveyor}                 
Charge for one day $2.00}       
All the other Comm’r one}
day each}

                 
State of North Carolina} Court of Pleas + quarters Sefsions
Union County}       January Term 1850
I certify that this Instrument of writing is Recorded in Minutes Docket No. 2 Page 203 + 4. Let it be Registered.

                                                                            J. M. Stewart, C.C.C.


The Estate of Evan Threatt was probated in Union County, North Carolina during the January 1849 Session of the Courts of Pleas and Quarter Session.  The property was divided between his wife Sarah and his five daughters named within the deed above.







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[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: 2, pages 259-260, Report of the Estate of Evan Thereat, Dec'd; Register of Deeds, Monroe, Union County, North Carolina.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Obituary Sunday~Mrs. Rechamira Beaver Davis



Mrs. Simpson Davis
Mrs. Davis was born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, on April 16th, 1840, and died at her home in Lanes Creek township, nine miles southeast of Monroe, on Sunday afternoon, December 14, 1919, of pneumonia. In early young womanhood she married Mr. Simpson Davis of this county, and to this union were born five children, all of whom survive except Samuel, who died in young manhood.  They are Thos. B., W. J., Miss Rebecca E., Miss Lizzie Dees and two stepchildren, Mr. Henderson Davis and Mrs. Sarah Funderburk. Her descendants are numerous, as there are many grand-children and some great-grand-children in the family. Mrs. Davis was a very industrious woman, providing well for her household.  Some years ago she had the misfortune to be thrown from a buggy and have her ankle dislocated which made her a cripple for life, yet she never ceased her efforts to work. She was a good neighbor, a devoted mother, and a grand-mother beloved.  She was a faithful member of Liberty Hill church, where she joined as a girl many years ago, the ice being broken to administer the ordinance of baptism to her. She died at the home of her daughter, Miss Rebecca Davis, whose tender care she has known for years, anticipating her every want, sympathizing with her in suffering, bearing patiently with her amid the infirmities of age, and joining with her in the blessed hope as like sisters they walked together and talked together until the mother slipped away to wait at the gate for her loved ones. Surely there is no affection more unselfish, more tender, more Christlike than that of a devoted daughter for her mother. Children are God’s heritage and the glory of children is their parents. Funeral services were conducted in Smyrna Methodist church, near her home, by Rev. M. D. L. Preslar, assisted by Rev. Joe Bivens and Rev. R. J. McIlwaine and she was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church by the side of her husband who died thirty years ago. – A Friend.   


  
Simpson Davis was first married to Elva Threatt about 1845. To this union was born four children. Elva Threatt Davis died about 1863. Simpson then married Rechamira Beaver in 1868 or maybe earlier. To this union were born five children of which a son died young.

Simpson Davis, a grandson of Thomas Davis and Nancy Rivers, died  28 August 1889. His 2nd wife Rechamira Beaver Davis died 14 December 1919. They are buried in Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe, Union County, North Carolina.

Rechamira Beaver is the 2nd wife of my 1st Cousin 4 times removed, Simpson Davis. 





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[1] "Mrs. Simpson Davis," Obituary, The Monroe Journal, December 30, 1919, page/Image 7; on-line images Chronciling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : viewed 2 January 2018), Historic America Newspapers.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

It’s Family Time~The Josiah Davis Family


Josiah Davis was born in Aug 1829 a son of Isaac Jacob Davis and Sarah ‘Sally ‘ [LNU]**.  He was a farmer and is enumerated in his Father’s household in 1850 Chesterfield County Census.

On 23 August 1854, Josiah Davis married a young lady named Cassia Deas who was born in South Carolina. They were married in Union County, North Carolina. I am still searching for her parents. Josiah and Cassia had no children during their 50 years of marriage.

Josiah is still at home with his Father in 1850 Census and the couple, Josiah and Cassia, can be found in the 1860, 1880 and 1900 Censuses for Union County, North Carolina, Buford Township.

Josiah enlisted 25 June 1862 with the 48th NC Infantry for service in the Civil War. Josiah was wounded in right side shoulder at French’s Farm, VA in 1862 and was shot in the breast at Bristoe Station, VA (Oct. 14, 1863). He was also captured near Petersburg, VA, Apr. 2, 1865 and confined at Point Lookout, MD, Apr. 5, 1865.  Released June 26, 1865, after taking the oath of Allegiance. Doctor’s examination found him one-half disabled.

He applied and received a pension in 1901. In 1904 after his death, his widow, Cassia, applied for and received a pension until her death in November 1905.

Cassia Deas was born on 27 Jul 1832 in South Carolina. She died on 22 Nov 1905 at the age of 73 in Buford, Union, North Carolina.

Josiah and Cassia Davis are buried in the Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe, Union County, North Carolina. 

Josiah Davis is my 1st cousin 4 times removed. 












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     1. 1900 US Census, Union County, North Carolina, population schedule, Buford, Union, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0130, Page: 32 (stamped); Line 17, Dwelling 239, Family 238, Household of Josiah DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1220.
     2. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  2 January 2018); Memorial page for Josar (Josiah) Davis; (August 1829–8 May 1904); Find a Grave memorial # 68718635, Citing Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery; Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, USA.
     3. 1830 US Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 239; Line 10, Household of Isaac DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); citing  National Archives Microfilm M19_Roll 172.
     4. 1850 Census, Union County, North Carolina, population schedule, Union County, North Carolina, Page 20A; Line 8, Dwelling 281, Family 281, Household of Isaac DAVIS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 May 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 647.
     5. 1860 Census, Union County, North Carolina, population schedule, Union, North Carolina, Page: 349(stamped); Line 30, Dwelling 61, Family 61, Household of Josiah DAVIS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 915.
     6. Julie Hampton, History & Roster of Company E, 48th Regt. N.C. Troops (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jganis/unionco/CoE48thNC.html : Copied 2 January 2018), NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES - JOSIAH DAVIS.
     7. 1880 U. S. Census, Union County, North Carolina, population schedule, Buford, Union, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 211, Page: 359A(stamped); Line 24, Dwelling 8, Family 8, Household of Josiah DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 0983.
     8. "North Carolina Marriage Index, 1741-2004 ," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2018), Joseph Davis + Cassia Deas; North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977; Marriage Date: 23 Aug 1854.
     9. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Cassia DAVIS (27 July 1832–22 November 1905), Memorial # 68718582.
** [Note] I have seen Sarah's maiden name shown as both WILLIS and SIMPSON but no source for either surname.