Monday, September 30, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~Pre-Marital Agreement Between Roger Roberts and Keziah Davis, 1798.



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Today's subject is a Pre-Marital Agreement Between Roger Roberts and Keziah Davis, 1798. 1


I have only included 2 pages of the contract between Roger Roberts and Keziah Davis. The hyper-link accessing the document can be found in the footnotes if you desire to download the entire document.


Transcription:

(Page 112)

Roger Roberts to } South Carolina Marion District

Keziah Davis + Henry Davis Jun’r} This Indenture made between
Roger Roberts, of the State and District aforesaid planter of the first part Keziah Davis of the same State and District Spinster and Henry Davis Junior of the same State and District of the Second part, Whereas David Davis late of this State and District died on the Sixteenth day of October in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred + Ninety Eight intestate leaving the said Keziah Davis his Widow and Seven children To Wit: Francis, Benjamin, David, William, Elizabeth, Rachel and Henry, And Whereas by an act of the General Afsembly of this state Entitled and Act for the Absolution of the Rights of Primogeniture for the the <sic> giving an equitable Distribution of the Real Estates of intestate + for others purposes therein mentioned passes the Nineteenth day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety One, the Said Keziah Widow of the Said David became Entitled absolutely to (page 113) One third part of the Real and personal property of the said David Davis Deceased, And whereas Since the Death of David Davis the Elder, one of his Sons to wit David Davis died to Wit, on the Sixteenth day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and and <sic> One intestate by whose death the said Keziah Davis became entitled to an Equal part or Share with the Children of the Said David Davis the Elder, of the Real + personal Estate the illegible of the Said David Davis the Younger, Agreeable to an Act to amend the Act above mentioned pafsed the Sixteenth day of December in the year of Our Lord One thousand and Seven hundred and Ninety seven, And Whereas a marriage is agreed upon + entered to be Shortly had and Solemnized by and between the Said Roger Roberts and the Said Kezia Davis, And upon the treaty of the Said entered Marriage it was agreed upon by and between the Said Roger Robert’s and Kezia Davis that previous to the Solemnization of the said Marriage that She the said Kezia Davis should afsign and make over the lands and Negroes to which she is entitled out of the Real and personal property of the Said David Davis her late Husband and of the Real and personal property of the said David Davis the Younger aforesaid unto the Said Henry Davis her Executors Administrator the Said David Davis her late Husband and of the Real and personal property of the said David Davis the Younger aforesaid unto the Said Henry Davis her Executors Administrator and Afsigns upon the trust and for the intents and purposes herein after espoused + declared of and Concerning the Same, And that the Said Kezia Davis should have full and complete power and Rights Notwithstanding her intermarriage <sic> with the Said Roger Roberts to make any disposition by deed Will or other Conveyance of the lands and Negroes to which she is entitled out of the Real and personal Estate of the Said David Davis the Elder late Husband, and of the Said David Davis the Younger, And it was further agreed upon by and between the Said Roger Roberts and the Said Kezia Davis that She the Said Kezia Davis would Relinquish her Claim and Rights of in and to any Real or personal Estate to which She would by Common Law usage of the laws of this State entitled out of the Estate both Real and personal of the Said Roger Roberts in Right of being the wife of the Said Roger Roberts, NOW this Indenture Witnefseth that in consideration of the Said intended Marriage and in pursuance and performance of the Said herein before Mentioned agreements (page 114) on the part of the Said Roger Roberts and of the Said Kezia Davis in this behalf, and in Consideration of the Sum of Two Dollars of lawful money +c to Said Kezia Davis in hand paid by the Said Henry Davis Junior at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged and for divers? other Good Causes and Valuable Consideration the Said Kezia Davis hereunto Moving She the Said Kezia Davis With the Consent and approbation of the said Roger Roberts by his being a party to + Sealing sand Delivery these presents hath bargained Sold, Afsigned, transferred and Set Over and by these presents Doth Bargain and unto the Said Henry Davis Junior his Executors Administrators and afsigns all Such Negro Salves and their Increase and Such lands Estate as the Said Kezia Davis is or may be entitled in or out of the Estate Both Real and personal of the Said David Davis the Elder her late husband And in or Out of the Estate of the said David Davis the Younger and all the Rights, title, Interest, property Claim and Demand, Whatsoever both at law and in Equity of her the Said Kezia Davis of in and to the Same and Every part thereof, Respectively unto the said Henry Davis Junior his Executors Administrators or Afsigns, But Neverthelefs upon the trust and for the intents and purposes herein after Espoused + declared of and Concerning the Same and for the consideration aforesaid She the Said Kezia Davis with the Consent and Approbation of the Said Roger Roberts (testified as aforesaid) Doth make Nominate and Appoint and in her place and Stead the Said his Executors Administrators and Afsigns his true and Lawful Attorney for and in the name of her the Said Kezia Davis, But upon trust herein After Mentioned Concerning the Same to Ask demand Recover and receive of and from Benjamin Davis + Henry Davis Administrators of Illegible and struck thru the Estate of David Davis deceased and of and from all and Every other person and persons that have any part or the Whole of the Said lands + Negroes in his her or their pofsefsion hereby Afsigned or intended to be so and Every thereof Respectively, And on Receipt thereof or any part thereof Respectively for and in the Name of her the Said Kezia Davis to give Sign and Execute any receipt or receipts, Acquittance or Acquittances Release or Releases or Other Effectual Discharge or Discharges for (Page 115) the Same. And on Nonpayment thereof or any part thereof Respectively for + in the Name of he + the Said Kezia Davis to bring Commence Carry on + prosecute any Action or Actions, Suit or Suits or Others proceeding or proceedings Whatsoever and Generally to do Execute and perform any Other Act, deed, Matter or thing Whatsoever Relative to Receipt and Recovery of the Said lands + Negroes hereby Afsigned or intended so to be and Every or any part thereof Respectively as fully and Absolutely to all intents and purposes whatsoever as She the Said Kezia Davis Might or Could do in her proper person__And after the Said Henry Davis Junior his Executor Administrators or Afsigns Shall have Receive or Gotten the said lands or Negroes hereby Afsigned or intended to be afsigned unto his or their pofsefsion or Control for the consideration aforesaid With the Consent + approbation of the Said Roger Robert (testified as aforesaid) Upon this further trust to pay or cause to be paid all the hire produce and profit of the Negroes hereby Afsigned or intended so to be, and the Rent + produce of the Said lands hereby Afsigned or intended to be so Yearly and Every Year during the Natural life of the Said Kezia Davis unto the proper hands of her the said Kezia Davis for her sole and Separate use and illegibel mark thru benefit Independent and Exclusive of the Control Demand and Authority of the Said Roger Roberts to whom She the Said Kezia Davis is to be Married, And for Which her Receipt Alone Shall be a Sufficient Discharge, And its further agreed and Declared by and between the parties (the consent + Approbation of the Said Roger Roberts being testified as aforesaid) that the Said Kezia Davis Shall have full & legal power and Right (not withstanding her being feme Covet and being the wife of the Said Roger Roberts) to make any disposition or Conveyance of the Estate hereby afsigned or intended so to be Either by deed Will or Others Conveyance independent of the Control and Direction of the Said Roger Roberts to Whom She Expects Shortly to be Married) as Good and Effectual both in law or Equity as if the Said Kezia Davis was a feme Sol, And She the Said Kezia Davis Declared that She has Afsigned or Intended to Afsign the Said Real and personal Estate above Mentioned unto the Said henry Davis Junior his Executors Administrators or (Page 116) or assigns, Upon this further trust that he the said Henry Davis Junior his Executors, Administrators or Afsigns Will by Deeds Competent and proper in Law afsign and Convey over the Estate both Real and personal by his hereby Afsigns all or as Much thereof on fee and Absolute or others lefs Estate to Such person or persons to Whom the Said Kezia Davis may Wish to Convey her will or wish being and Exprefsed by Some legal or proper mode of Conveyance previously__And the said Henry Davis Junior Trustee as aforesaid his Executors Administrators or Afsigns as often as shall be Necefsary or Requisite (with the consent of the said Kezia Davis testified by Some Writing Signed with her hand and under her Seal) by Deeds Competent and proper in law in the Stead and place of him the Said Henry Davis Junior his Executors Administrators or Afsigns (and it Sahlll be Lawful for him or them So to do) Resign, Release afsigns Relinquish and Give up his or their Trust and Interest in the Estate both Real and personal hereby Afsigned unto the hands of Another person or persons as trustee Which Subsequent trustee appointed as aforesaid Shal have as full power and Authority in the premises as the Said Henry Davis Junior has or Can pofsefs, Provided also and it is hereby likewise Declared and agreed by and between the said parties to these presents that the said Henry Davis Junior or any other New trustee as aforesaid and the Executors Administrators and Afsigns of them and each and Every of them Shall be Charged and Chargeable only for their and Each of theirs Willful defaults Respectively___And Also that they the Said Trustees as is Now appointed or such as may be hereafter appointed and Each and Every of them and the Executors Administrators or Afsigns of Each and Every of them Shall and may With and out of Such income as shall come to his or their hands by Virtue of the aforesaid trust pay and allow all Costs and Charges Damages and Expenses Which he or any of them Shall or may Suffer Sustain Expend disburse be at or be put unto in the Execution of any of the aforesaid To wit or in Relation then to And Lastly it is hereby Declared and agreed by and between all the Said parties to these presents that the Afsignment hereby made by the Said Kezia Davis is for and in the Name and in the Notion of a Jointuer for her the Said Kezia Davis and Lien, Recompliance, satisfaction and Best of all Such Dower and thirds at the Common law or any others Estate Either Real or personal by the laws of this State Contained or Enacted or (page 117) Exprefsed Either in the Collection of Laws of this State Generally Called the Public Laws or any of the Acts Commonly Called the Acts of the General Afsembly of this State Which She may or otherwise might have claim Challenge or demand of into or out of any Real or personal Estate of the Said Roger Roberts Which he the Said Roger Roberts is now or Shall or may be Seized or posefsed of interested in or intitled unto for any Estate of inheritance during the Said Courture Intended Courture, In Witnefs whereof we have here unto Signed and affixed our hands and Seals this first day of February in the Years of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and five___
Signed, Sealed + delivered}                                               Roger Roberts {Seal}
in presence of}                                                    Kezia X her mark Davis {Seal}
Henry L. Leggett                                                           Henry Davis Jun'r {Seal}
{W} Henry Graves, Collin Woodberry

State of South Carolina, Marion District, Before me Samuel Cooper, Esquire Register of Mense Conveyance for Said District personally appeared Collin Woodberry who being duly Sworn declared that he was a Subscribing [Witness] to the within indenture and that on the first day of February A. D. 1805 he Saw the Within Named Roger Roberts, Kezia Davis, and Henry Davis, Junior Sign Seal and as their Act and Deed Deliver the Within Indenture for the uses and purposes therein Mentioned and also that Henry L. Leggett and William Henry Graves Subscribed their Names as Concurring. Witnesses thereunto __ Sworn to before me this 10 July 1805.
Sam Cooper Collin Woodberry

Recorded this 10 Day of July 1805 and Examined by Sam Cooper, Reg.

Rebecca Keziah Godfrey Davis is the widow of my 1st Cousin 6 times removed David Davis.


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NOTE:  All ampersands within this document have been replaced with the plus (+) sign.
Land Deed - Pre-Marital Agreement Between Roger Roberts and Keziah Davis, 1798; 16 October 1798; Deed Book #Deed Book "C"; Page(s) pages 112-117; Register of Deeds; Marion, Marion County, SC; 11 September 2019. [Deed Book "C" pages 112-117; Marion County, SC Register of Deeds]
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C331-17RY-P?i=406&cat=472601























Saturday, September 28, 2019

It’s Family Time~The Henry Perkins Davis Family

Henry Perkins Davis, born 19 May 1858 was the son of John Calvin Davis and Charlotte Jones. He was the eleventh of twelve children born to John Calvin and Charlotte Davis.

On 24 May 1899, Henry Perkins Davis, age 41 married Martha Ellen Jones, daughter of Calvin Jones. This was to be his 2nd Marriage and he brought into the marriage two minor children. Children of his deceased wife Eugenia Cordelia Davis, daughter of David Richard Davis and Mary Cornelia McNair.

His children with Eugenia Cordelia Davis were:

i. Viola Davis was born in Aug 1890 in Florence County, South Carolina.
ii. Ernest E. Davis was born in Apr 1892 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Henry Perkins and Martha Ellen Jones would raise a family of five additional children:

i. Thelma Jones Davis, born 14 May 1900, Florence County, South Carolina; married Robert Wilson Rose Jr., 12 Jun 1921, Florence, Florence, South Carolina; died 15 Mar 1974.
ii. Mary Charlotte Davis, born 21 Aug 1902, Florence County, South Carolina; married Walter Nesbit Lawson Sr., 15 Dec 1925, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia; died 7 Jan 1945, Florence County, South Carolina.
iii. John Carroll Davis was born on 17 Nov 1904 in Florence County, South Carolina; died Mar 1982, Silver Spring, Montgomery, Maryland.
iv. Francis Lillian "Fannie" Davis, born 22 Feb 1907, Marion County, South Carolina; married Thomas Ethridge Lee; died 24 Mar 1978, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia.
v. Helen Vermelle Davis was born on 1 Apr 1910 in Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina; died 2 Dec 1930, District of Columbia, USA.

Henry Perkins Davis died 26 September 1909 leaving his widow with an unborn child. Martha Ellen Jones never remarried. Evidently, she raised the 7 children alone and most certainly with the help of her family. She died 13 October 1965. Henry Perkins Davis is buried in the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery and his 2nd wife Martha Ellen Jones Davis is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. Both cemeteries are in Florence County, South Carolina.

Henry Perkins Davis is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.


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    1. Family data, John C. Davis Family Bible Family Bible, Holy Bible, (New York: n.p., 1844); original owned in 2004 by Old Darlington District Genealogy Archives, [address for private use], Hartsville, Darlington County, South Carolina.
     2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 119, Line 28, Dwelling 366, Family 365, Household of Jno. C. Davis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 July 2012); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
     3. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Cole Hill, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 004, Page 303D; Line 8, Dwelling 76, Family 76, Household of Charlotte DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2012); citing National Archive  Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
     4. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  16 August 2012); Memorial page for Henry P. Davis; (19 May 1858–26 September 1909); Find a Grave memorial # 74813565, Citing Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery; Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA.
     5. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Charlotte [HURST] DAVIS; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 20 July 2012); Estate Records #160.
    6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Eugenia C. Davis (September 1862–21 June 1898), Memorial # 74813481.
     7. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 292B, Line 08, Dwelling 099, Family 099, Household of  D. R. [David Richard] DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 10 July 2012); citing  National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
     8. 1900 U. S. Census, Florence County, South Carolina, population schedule, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, ED 36, Page: 35A; Line 29, Dwelling 473, Family 473, Household of H. P. DAVIS.
     9. 1910 U S Census, Darlington County, South Carolina, population schedule, Palmetto, Darlington County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0012, Page:  11A/198A; Line 21, Dwelling 140, Family 143, Household of Calvin JONES; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 16 August 2012); citing National Archive  Microfilm T624, Roll 1453.
     10. 1930  U. S. Census, Washington, District of Columbia, population schedule, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, enumeration district (ED) 14, Page: 1A/183A (stamped); Line 5, Dwelling 1, Family 2, Household of John C. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 16 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T626, Roll 292.
     11. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Martha Ellen Jones Davis (16 February 1874–13 October 1965), Memorial # 88387203.
     12. 1930  U. S. Census, Washington, District of Columbia, population schedule, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, ED 14, Page: 1A/183A (stamped); Line 5, Dwelling 1, Family 2, Household of John C. DAVIS.
     13. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Helen Vermelle Davis (10 April 1910–2 December 1930), Memorial # 88387875.
















Friday, September 27, 2019

Marriage Contract~Thomas Ratliff, Sr. & Martha Streater


Transcription:

Thomas Ratliff & Martha Streeters M. Contract

State of No. Carolina}
Anson County} Be known to all whom it may concern that we Thomas Ratliff Sen. & Martha Streeter of said County having agreed to enter into the matrimonial state and to become husband and wife and having far advanced in years also being also being widower & widow each of us having several legal heirs each of us also having a reasonable proportion of the necessities of this world to make out situation comfortable through life and each of us also desiring & wishing that such property as we have now separately in possession or in any ways appertaining or belonging to us should at our death descend to legal & lawful heirs in the manner & way as it would do provided that we had not entered in the matrimonial state it is also agreed by both of us that the property owned possessed or in any ways belonging to the Sd Martha Streeter at this time shall during her life remain entirely clear & free of all and any manner of incumbrances that the Sd Thomas might lay thereon and that the Sd Thomas shall not have a right to sell or dispose of my part of the same with the exception of such crops or growth of the land as may be made on the plantation now owned by the said Martha Streeter which crops or proceeds of the growth of the land the Sd Thomas Ratliff shall and will have a right to dispose of to such advantage and ?? as he may think fit & to honest & Just – out of the proceeds of such crops the as the Sd Thomas and Martha to make use of as much thereof as will be necessary for their mutual welfare and support during their joint lives & should there at that at the death of the Sd Martha Streeter be any surplus of said crop and proceeds of the land or growth of the land left the same, if any to be considered as a part of the estate of the late Edward Streeter and to be disposed of in the same manner and way as if the said individual marriage had never taken place. It is also agreed and understood that the property at presents owned & possessed by the Sd Thomas Ratliff is to be in no ways incumbered whatsoever on account of the estate of the sd Edward Streeter Dec’d and that the same is to be disposed of at his death in in <sic> the same manner & way as it would be provided he had not entered into to the matrimonial state after the date hereof. It is also agreed and understood that Shepherd M. Streeter and Willis J. Streeter is have all the privileges and advantages that they had during the widowhood of said Martha Streater, and that the said Martha Streater is to maintain all the benefits and possessions of the premises in which she now lives in no ways abating the advantage left her in the Will of the late Edward Streater. In witness whereof the contracting partied have hereunto set their hands & seals and agree that Shepherd M. Streeter take care and possession of this paper.                    Thomas X his mark Ratliff {seal}
Witness}                                                     Martha x her mark Streater {seal}
H. M. Kenzie}
A. Curtis} Anson October Ss 1827 Then this marriage contract was duly proved in open Court by Hugh M. Kenzie and ordered to be registered.
                                                                      W. Dismukes Clk.


Thomas Ratliff and Martha Streater entered into this agreement in October 1827.  Sadly, Thomas Ratliff passed away in 1830. Martha Streater was the widow of Edward Streater. 







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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book “W”: pages 107 and 108, Thomas Ratliff & Martha Streeter Marriage Contract; October 1827, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.













Wednesday, September 25, 2019

1826 Separation Agreement~Jacob and Sarah Gainey

SEPARATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN JACOB GAINEY AND SARAH GAINEY OF CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT, 1826
The State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
Know all men these Presents that I Jacob Gainey of the District and State aforesaid in consequence of a Separation having taken place between myself and my wife Sarah Gainey and for the purpose of providing for the future maintenance of my said wife and also in consideration of the sum of  five Dollars to me in hand paid by John Evans  & Hugh Craig of the  District and State, Have bargained, Sold quit claimed and  released unto the said John Evans and Hugh Craig in trust for the said Sarah and for the use and benefit of the said Sarah Gainey (viz) One tract of land containing twenty two acres more or less conveyed to me by Richard Knight by deed dated the 20th day of April 1815.  Also one other tract conveyed to me by Flora McDonald and others dated 25th day of February 1815 & recorded in Book No. 6, Pages 124, 125 for one hundred acres more or less. Also one other tract of land containing one hundred acres more or less conveyed to me by Andah Burges by deed of Conveyance dated the 8th day of Febr, 1822. Also the following negroes, Sooky, Nelson,  Amy and Eliza together with all the Household furniture (with the exception of one Bed, one pot, one oven and table) one sorrel Horse, One half of the Stock of all kinds, consisting of Hogs & Cattle & Sheep. One riding chair, One cart, one half of the Corn & Wheat of this year's Crop, which above mentioned property, the rents, issues and profits and services of the same, or any part thereof, I do hereby renounce release and forever quit claim unto the said John Evans & Hugh Craig in trust as aforesaid and that they the said John Evans and Hugh Craig, shall permit and suffer my said Wife, to enjoy the rents, issues, profits uses and services of the same, without the same being In any manner subject to my debts, contracts, disposal or control, And I do hereby bind myself to warrant and defend the above mentioned property to the said John Evans and Hugh Craig in trust as aforesaid.....Witness my hand & seal the twenty sixth day of April in this year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six and in the fiftieth year of the sovereignty & Independence of the United States of America.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   His
Signed, Sealed & delivered                          Jacob X Ganey (Seal)
in presence of                                                       mark
D. A. Campbell
John McNeill, Jr.
Proved by Daniel Campbell April 27, 1826, before John Craig.
Recorded in Book No. 10, pages 376 & 377.


At the time of this separation, in  April 1826, Jacob P. Gainey was married to Sarah “Sally” Hendricks Jackson daughter of Stephen Jackson and Nancy Ann Kendricks.

In August 1835, Sarah “Sally” Kendricks Gainey died. After her death, Jacob P. Gainey married Charlotte Jones on 11 August 1836.

Jacob Gainey died 4 April 1845. On 1 December 1846, Charlotte Jones Gainey married Amos Lambeth.  I have found no children as the results of any of these three unions.










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[SOURCE: "SEPARATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN JACOB GAINEY AND SARAH GAINEY OF CHESTERFIELD DISTRICT, 1826," The Darlington Flag, Sumner 1994, Newsletter , Darlington County Genealogical Society (https://www.facebook.com/OldDarlingtonDistrictChapterScgs/), Volume 6, No. 3, Summer 1994, Pages 24, 25 & 26].

Monday, September 23, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will and Testament of Hannah (Dunham) Davis, 1811

Amanuensis Monday is a Web Blog theme started by blogger John Newmark. You can access his blog here.

A full explanation of the Amanuensis Monday blog theme can be found here.


Today’s subject is the Last Will and Testament of Hannah (Dunham) Davis, 1811. 1
Transcription: 

WILL OF HANNAH DAVIS

In the name of God Amen I Hannah Davis of the District of Marion and State of South Carolina being weak in body but of perfect mind memory and understanding thanks be to Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the Mortality of man that it is appointed once for all men to die do make ordain & constitute this my last will & Testament in form and manner following that is to say First of all I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it & my body to the dust to be buried in a decent Christian manner & as to what worldly goods it hath pleased God to give me I will and bequeath them in form and manner following Vis I will that all my Just debts & funeral expenses be paid and discharged Item I lend unto my beloved daughter Hannah Woodberry and to her lawful ifsue One negroe woman namely Jim & the increase of her body from the date of Eighteen hundred and eleven Item I lend unto my beloved son Nimrod Davis and the lawful ifsue of his body Seven Negroes namely Frank Silvy, Jack Isaac Ethelee Billy and Dahlia and their increase Stock of Cattle Hogs and Sheep Household and Kitchen furniture Books and Hand mill Item I lend unto my beloved Grand daughter Hannah Mary Groom one negro Girl namely Flora and her increase and give to the lawful ifsue of her body Item I lend unto my beloved Grandson John Groom and give unto the lawful ifsue of his body One negro boy namely Fortune I will that if any of my Grandchildren should die leaving no lawful ifsue for the above named property to return to such of my Grandchildren as may be surviving at that time or the lawful ifsue of their bodies And last of all I do nominate & appoint my beloved son Nimrod Davis and my beloved friend Henry Davis Executors to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all and every former wills or will by me heretofore made declaring this to be my last Will and Testament In Witnefs Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eleven and in the thirty fifth of American Independence The words in. and. interlined _ Signed Sealed published [and declared strikethrough and replaced with published] and declared to be my last will and testament in presence of
Elizabeth Woodbury                                  Hannah Davis {Seal}
Henry M Davis
Henry Davis Junr

Hannah (Dunham) Davis is the wife of Benjamin Davis, Jr. 

Benjamin is my 1st Cousin 6 times Removed


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[1] Marion District, South Carolina, Will Books:Will Book 1, Page 264 WILL of Hannah Davis; www.familysearch.org, Marion, Marion County, South Carolina; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-29CY-B?i=158&cat=391278














Sunday, September 22, 2019

Disposition in the Estate of Delila Meador Jackson, 1843.

Delilah Meador married Jesse Jackson, Sr. about 1798 in Anson County, North Carolina. In 1825, Jesse Jackson, Sr. passed away. Delilah, his widow, can be found in the 1830 Census for Anson County, North Carolina. Sometime between 1830 and 1843, Delilah moved from Anson County to Sumter County, Alabama. There Delilah died in 1843.

The Children of  Jesse and Delilah Jackson are:
  1. Elijah Jackson (1798-1840) 
  2. Jane Jackson (1799-1876)
  3. Susannah Jackson (1803-1860)
  4. James Jackson (1804-1867)
  5. Louis Jackson (1805-1887)
  6. John Lewis Jackson (1807-1887)
  7. Elizabeth Jackson (1810-1839)
  8. Delilah B. Jackson (1812-1843)
  9. Lavenia Jackson (1813-1852)
  10. Jesse Jackson Jr. (1818-1880)  
  

Nov 2nd 1843
Estate of Delila Jackson Deceased}
Upon application it is ordered by the Court that Jesse Jackson be and he is hereby appointed administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of Delila Jackson late of Sumter County Alabama deceased, and the clerk is ordered to ifsue to him Letters according he having taken the oath prescribed by law, and entered into bond in the sum of Five thousand dollars Conditioned according to law with Alexander Williamson & Edwin Williamson Securities.
Ordered by the Court that Joseph Patton, James H. Curry, Joseph Arrington, Sr. & Michael K. Parker be and they are hereby appointed to appraise the personal property of said deceased & make returns according to law.
Ordered by the Court that said administrator be authorized to sell the Personal property of said deceased according to law
Ordered by the Court that the Clerk cause publication of this administration to be made as the law directs.
                                                                  Gideon B. Frienon
                                                                          Judge +c






Page 356 December Term 1843
No. 89 Estate of Delila Jackson Deceased} This day came on for final action the petition of Jesse Jackson administrator of the estate of Delila Jackson deceased praying that a sale of the real estate of which the said deceases died seized & possessed may be had because as alleged the Same cannot be equally fairly and beneficially divided amongst the heirs of said estate without a sale, and it appearing to the Court that upon the filing of said petition Price Williams was duly appointed guardian ad litem to represent the following minor heirs in the matter of said petition, to wit: Mary, John, Sarah, James & William Jackson minor heirs of said deceased & children of Clarissa & Elijah Jackson deceased, and it appearing further that the said guardian ad litem has devised the above allegation in manner & form as required by law, and that due & legal publication has been made as to James Gathings, Joseph Birch, Elizabeth Jackson & Huldah Jackson who are non residents heirs, according to a previous order of this Court as found at page 302, and upon an inspection of the deposition taken in the matter of said petition as in Chancery Cases in manner & form as the law required, and no person urging any further objection thereof.
It is ordered adjudged and decreed by the Court that the prayers of said petition be granted and that the said Jesse Jackson administrator to be and he is hereby authorized to sell the North West quarter of the North East quarter of section thirteen Township Eighteen Range on West lying and being in Sumter County and in the Demopolis Land district, to the highest and best bidder, at public outcry after giving forty days’ notice of the time and place of sale as the law directs, on a credit of one and two years in two equal payments, the purchasers to give notes with 2 good and approved Securities, and to receive title for said Land upon upon the full payment & discharge of the purchase Money, therefor and the report of Said sale, together with the proceeds thereof to be return into our Court on or before the February Term 1844.

Other Probate data related to Delilah’s Estate can be accessed here:
Court Minutes of Sumter County, Alabama.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C95W-HQ1L-N?i=914&cat=520415
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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Its Family Time~The James Francis Davis, Sr. Family

James Francis Davis Sr. was born in 1743 in Cheraw District, South Carolina. He moved with his brother John to Anson County and the two of them settled in what became Mecklenburg County when it was cut away from Anson and created on 6 November 1762. James’ presence in Mecklenburg county is shown by a deed dated 21 Jan. 1764, James Davis to James Kerr, for 480 acres of land, on both sides of Sugar Creek. (DB 1, page 622-623)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-8983-DFQV?i=313&cat=168633

James Francis Davis was twice married and the maiden names of these two wives still remains a mystery. He first married Margaret [LNU] before 3 Oct 1765. We know because Margaret is named as a wife in an Oct 1765 Land Deed between James Davis, Planter, and Margaret, his wife, Mecklenburg Co., to James Johnson. The land consists of 300 acres lying on both sides of Sugar Creek. (DB 4, page 333).

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G983-ZC4J?i=365&cat=168633

To this union was born one known child, a son named Samuel, borne October 1768.

Margaret, the wife of James, passed away sometime before 1779.

James Francis Davis married his 2nd wife Jean, [LNU] before 1779. To this union were borne the following Children and there may be others.
  1. Richard Davis, b. 1779
  2. William Davis, b. 1780
  3. James Francis Davis, Jr., b. 1790
A land deed dated 1 Dec. 1784, shows James Davis, Planter, of Mecklenburg Co. and Jean, his wife, conveying 114 acres to Walter Phair. (DB 12, page 550).

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G983-ZHK6?i=280&cat=168633

Sometime around 1791/1792, James and Jean Davis moved their family to Lincoln County, Kentucky. James died In Mercer County, Kentucky sometime before 5 February 1808. In his Will dated 23 Dec 1806 he leaves the following instructions:

Imprimsis: It is my will and desire that my brother Samuel Davis act as a trustee for my family after my death…

This Appraisement shows that his brother Samuel Davis carried out his instructions.





Dated 5th February 1808
I Samuel Davis Executor of James Davis deceased do return the above as a true and faithfull Inventory of The Estate of said deceased and given under my hand and seal this 5th Day of February 1808.
                                                           Samuel Davis {Seal}


The forgoing Inventory and Appraisement of the estate of James Davis Dec'd was returned to Court and ordered to record. Atten. Thor Alline

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GP32-982J?i=484&cc=1875188&cat=432073

James Francis Davis, Sr is my 4th Great Grand Uncle. He is also the older brother of our Great Grandfather Thomas Davis. 

Documenting this family is a work-in-progress. If you have any information about this family please contact me or leave a reply to this post.








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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-8983-DFQV?i=313&cat=168633
[2] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G983-ZC4J?i=365&cat=168633
[3] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G983-ZHK6?i=280&cat=168633
[4] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GP32-982J?i=484&cc=1875188&cat=432073




























Friday, September 20, 2019

Registering For The Draft~John William Purvis, Jr.

John William Purvis, Jr. born 20 May 1906 was the son of John William Purvis, Sr. and Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. He was their firstborn son.

When the United States entered World War II on 7 December 1941 John William was a young man 35 1/2 years of age, married, with two children.  When he registered for the Draft on 16 October 1940 he was working for the Works Project Administration, a Roosevelt New Deal program.





To my knowledge, John did not serve in World War II.

John William Purvis, Jr. and Elma Davis were married 23 August 1927. They had two children:
  • Julia Martin Purvis
  • Bobby James Purvis
John William Purvis died 11 Aug 1985. His lovely wife, Alma, passed away on 30 July 1994.

John William Purvis, Jr. was my first Cousin once Removed. His Father and Mother were my Great Uncle and Aunt.








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[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 January 2013); Memorial page for John W. Purvis, Jr.; (20 May 1906–11 August 1985); Find a Grave memorial # 65087282, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
[2] William J. Purvis Family Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.); , Obtained from [name withheld], Wadesboro, North Carolina
[3] "World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947," on-line digital images, ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 January 2013), John William Purvis, [Jr.]; citing World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64: 1940-1947.
[4] Social Security Administration, Ancestry database, Ancestry, (http://www.ancestry.com : <viewed|accessed> 29 January 2013), John Purvis, SSN: 241-20-6950, before 1951 derived from U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File,database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, 24 July 2011).

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Which Mary Ann is the Daughter of Benjamin Davis and Rachel Port?

Which of these two Mary Ann Davis is the real daughter of Benjamin Davis and Rachel Port?

Mary Ann Davis #1
Mary Ann was born abt 1762, the 10th child of Benjamin Davis, Sr. and Rachel Port.

If you believe on-line trees and FindAGrave data Mary Ann Davis, was married 3 times and had children simultaneously in both Alabama and Georgia.

In 1784, at age 22, Mary Ann married a young man named Robert Commander Dunnam. Their marriage date (1784) is based upon the birth of their firstborn child, a son, Robert Commander Dunnam, Jr. born abt 1787 in Wilcox County, Alabama.

In his Book the David/Davis Family of Wales and America, Harry Alexander Davis had this to say about Mary Ann.

“Mary Ann married about 1784 Robert Dunham, born Marion Dist., S. C. 1760-1. He witnessed the will of Benjamin Davis, his brother-in-law, in 1802. He sold his land to Francis H. Whaley according to a deed dated 21 Dec. 1810. He migrated to Miss. Territory and located in Baldwin Co., later Alabama. He dated his will 9 Feb. 1812, Baldwin Co., Miss. Ter. This will was proven in open court 9 Feb. 1813.” {The Davis Book, page 111}

Attached is a snippet of the signature that also shows that Benjamin‘s sister Ann Davis wife of Robert Dunnam signed as a witness to her brother’s Will.


On the WikiTree website we have the following comments.

“Robert Commander Dunnam, Sr., the son of Robert Dunnam and Susan Burn(e) migrated through Georgia, with his wife Mary Ann (Davis) where he settled in Baldwin District, Mississippi Territory, with his family. He probably made more than one trip from South Carolina to Baldwin County, for there are several land transactions in which he sold his property in Marion District, South Carolina.
In Baldwin County, Robert Commander Dunnam, Sr. wrote his will in which he lists all his children and names his "Trusty Friend", Samuel Ervin, as one of his Executors, along with his wife Ann; son, Robert Commander Dunnam, Jr.; and William Godfrey.”



Robert Dunnam and Mary Ann Davis had the following children:

i. Robert Commander Dunnam was born about 1787 in Wilcox County, Alabama.
ii. Margaret Ann Dunnam was born in 1788.
iii. Frances Dunnam was born in 1790.
iv. Hannah Dunnam was born in 1794.
v. Ebenezer James Dunnam was born in 1796.
vi. Andrew Johnson Dunnam was born in 1798.
vii. Collins Woodberry Dunnam was born in 1803.
viii. Elizabeth Mary Dunnam was born in 1806.
ix. William Davis Dunnam was born in 1818.
Robert Commander Dunnam, Sr. left his Will and died in 1813.

After the death of Robert Commander Dunnam, Sr. in 1813; Mary Ann married Thomas Watson on 18 November 1817, Baldwin County Alabama.


Mary Ann Davis #2

A Georgia FindAGrave memorial list another Mary Ann Davis as the Daughter of Benjamin Davis and Rachel Port. This Mary Ann Davis is the wife of William Whiddom.


William Whiddon and Mary Ann Davis had the following children:

i. Eli Whiddon, b. Aug 17, 1774, Nash Co, NC; d. July 07, 1834, Decatur Co, GA; m. Ludicia Unknown
ii. Mary Polly Whiddon, b. 1781, SC.
iii. Dempsey Whiddon, Sr, b. March 08, 1782, Nash Co, NC; d. Feb 18, 1828, Hancock Co, GA; m. Martha Rhoda Barwick in Darlington Dist, SC
iv. Elizabeth Whiddon, b. Aug 03, 1782, SC; d. Oct 1880, Emanuel Co, GA; m. Nathan B. Barwick, Sr, June 21, 1810, Darlington Dist, SC
v. Sherrod Whiddon, b. Abt. 1783, SC.
vi. Eleaner Whiddon, b. 1784, Colleton Dist, SC; d. Feb 18, 1804, Darlington Dist, SC; m. James Barwick, 1804
vii. William E. Whiddon, Jr, b. April 18, 1793, Darlington District, SC; d. 1863, Henry Co, Al
viii. John Whiddon, b. 1795, SC; m. Elizabeth Gerguson, Oct 11, 1820.
Lott Whiddon, b. Dec 26, 1796, Halifax, NC; d. June 22, 1880, Ocilla, Irwin Co, GA; m. Judith Dorminy, 1816, Emanuel Co, GA
ix. Winnie Whiddon, b. 1797, SC.
x. Feraby Whiddon, b. 1799, SC.
xi. Susannah Whiddon, b. Sept 13, 1803, South Carolina; d. May 04, 1872, Emanuel Co, GA; m. John J. Barwick, Feb 18, 1819, Washington Co, GA
Source of children from Findagrave memorial #27202037.
I haven’t researched this family and have no doubts that her name is anything other than Mary Ann Davis. My soul disagreement about this issue is that she is not the daughter of Benjamin Davis and Rachel Port.


Mary died about 1830.

In Summary:
Clearly, all evidence points to Mary Ann Davis #1 as the daughter of Benjamin and Rachel Port.
She was twice married; first to Robert Commander Dunnam and 2nd to Thomas Watson.
Her signature and her husband’s signature on the Will of her brother Benjamin Davis, Jr. substantiate her ties to this family.
The Will of her husband Robert lists all their children:
She could not possibly be having children in two different locations, miles apart, in the same year. (AL & GA) i.e. these two
· vii. Collins Woodberry Dunnam was borne 1803 in Alabama. 
· xi. Susannah Whiddon, b. Sept 13, 1803, South Carolina; d. May 04, 1872, Emanuel Co, GA; m. John J. Barwick, Feb 18, 1819, Washington Co, GA

Two of Mary Ann Davis Whiddom's children were born in Nash County, NC. I found no evidence that Mary Ann Davis had ever been in Nash County, NC.

Mary Ann Davis #2 may be a Davis but I have not found or seen any  proof connecting her to Benjamin Davis and Rachel Port





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[1] Baldwin County, Alabama, Will Books:"C", page 10-11 Robert Dunnam Jr; , Bay Minette, Baldwin County, Alabama.
[2] Harry Alexander Davis, The Davis Family (Davies and David) in Wales and America: genealogy of Morgan David of Pennsylvania (Washington, D.C.: H. A. Davis, 1927), page 111.
[3] https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dunnam-21
[4] Will Book 1, pages 27 and 28
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-2982-P?i=38&cat=391278
[5] "Alabama Marriages, 1816-1942," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 3 June 2019), Thomas Watson and Mrs. Ann Dunnam; Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1817.
[6] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 June 2019); Memorial page for Mary Ann Davis Whiddon; (1760–1830); Find a Grave memorial # 27202037, Citing Barwick Cemetery; Norristown, Emanuel County, Georgia, USA








































Monday, September 16, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~The Last WILL of Henry DAVIS


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

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


Today’s subject is the Last WILL of  Henry DAVIS, 1858. 1




Henry Davis Will 

The State of South Carolina}

Marion District) This the Last Will and testament of me Henry Davis of Marion District in the State aforesaid.

First. It is my will that my executor hereafter named shall pay all my just debts.

Second. I loan to my adopted daughter Maria D. Bostick the following named negroes during her natural life (viz) Phil and Judy, Eliza, Eve, Tom, Ellen, Jeffry, Martha, Daniel, otherwise called Tom, and Silva, with their future increase and at her death I give the said named negroes and their future increase to the children of the said Maria D. Bostick, in case of the death of my aforesaid adopted daughter Maria D. Bostick [die] without leaving lawful children living at the time of her death then the above-named negroes and their increase are to return and become part and parcel of my estate if undivided, But should the division have taken place, them the said negroes and their increase to be equally divided between my children.

Third. The residue of my estate both real and personal, it is my will shall be kept together by my executors as a plantation until my children respectively come of the age of twenty-one years or until my daughters (if I should have any) shall respectively marry. The nett proceeds of my estate so kept together shall be employed by my executors for the support of my wife Mary E. Davis and for the maintenance and education of my children.
Should my said wife marry again after my death before any of my children shall come of age as aforesaid or before any of my daughters shall marry Then my Executors shall have (illegible) annually one-third of the nett proceeds of the plantation for her support. It is my will that my wife as long as she remains my widow and such children as I may have while unmarried or under age Shall continue after my death to reside as a family together on my plantation at my present residence, also it is my will that my wife shall be paid one hundred dollars annually by my executors over and above her support out of the proceeds of the plantation as long as she reside thereon-when my children born or to be born shall come of age my executors shall deliver to my wife the following property to be owned held and enjoyed by her for and during her natural life (viz) the slaves Sipis, Becky, Jim, Ned, Lucy, Scotland, Lidia, Harriet, Maria, Arnold, Candis, Bob, Druscilla, Thadis and Charles and their future increase These negroes to remain on the plantation and work as a part of the property directed to be kept together by my executors until the youngest child arrives at the age of twenty one years.- this provision for my wife if she accepts it shall be in lieu and bar? of all her right of dower in my estate.
Fourth. When any one of my children shall arrive at the age of twenty one years or when any of my daughters (if any I may have) shall marry I wish the residue of my personal property after leaving out of view the aforesaid Specific legacies to my wife and adopted daughter to be so divided by my executors, as to give to such child so coming of age or marrying such a share as would make one equal portion with the other of my children that is to say so that the children shall all have equal shares the remainder of the property after taking off a share for the child so coming of age or marrying shall remain on the plantation, and be kept together as aforesaid by my executors until another child shall come of age or marry and then another division shall take place and in the case of the first child who took his or her share and ?? on till all the children come of age or marry and take their share provided my wife should still be my widow at the time of the last division of my personal estate It is my will that she remain on the plantation and have and enjoy the benefits thereof during her widowhood and at her death or marriage all my real estate to be equally divided between my children and at her death the aforesaid negroes and their increase allotted to her to be equally divided between my children the child or children of a deceased child of mine taking the share to which the parent would have been entitled of having.
Fifth. I constitute and appoint my friend James H. Alison? and Andrew J. Bostick executors and my wife Mary E. Davis executrix so long as she remains my widow and no longer to this my Last Will and testament.
In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight.
Signed, Sealed, published and}
Declared for my last will and}                               Henry Davis {Seal}

Testament in presence of}

David Gibson,

Jefse L. Gibson,
Albert Gibson
South Carolina}
Marion District} By Asa Godbold, Esq. Ordinary Marion District
Personally came before me David Gibson and made oath that he was present and saw the within instrument of writing signed, sealed, published, pronounced, and declared by the within named Henry Davis as his last Will and testament and that the said testator was then of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of this deponents knowledge and belief and that Jefse L. Gibson and Albert Gibson were subscribing Witnefs with himself thereunto in the presence of each other and of the testator and at his request.
Sworn to before me}
1st June A.D. 1863}                                       David Gibson
Asa Godbold}
Ordinary, M. D.}
I do solemnly swear that this writing contains the true last Will of the within named Henry Davis deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly execute the same by paying first the debts and then the legacies contained in the said Will as far as his goods and chattles will thereunto extend and the law charge me and that I will make a true and perfect inventory of all such goods and chattles.
Sworn to before me} So help me God
16th day of June A.D. 1863)                         Mary E. Davis
Asa Godbold}
Ordinary}
M.D}

Henry Davis, Sr. was twice married. His first wife, Mary Ann Heustess was killed 14 January 1849 in the explosion of the Steamer Richland on the Pee Dee River. On 17 October 1850, Henry Davis, Sr. married Mary E. Bostick. 

Henry Davis and Mary Elizabeth Bostick had the following children:

        i.    Henry Davis Jr. was born on 1 Oct 1851 in Marion District, South Carolina. Birth: Bible page from War of 1812 Service Record.
https://www.fold3.com/image/247/307398634
         ii.    David Bemzon Davis, born 5 Jun 1853, Marion District, South Carolina; married Mary J. Harrel; died 19 Sep 1899, Marion District, South Carolina.
         iii.    John Calhoun Davis was born on 3 Apr 1855 in Marion District, South Carolina. Birth: Bible page from War of 1812 Service Record.
https://www.fold3.com/image/247/307398634
         iv.    Preston Brooks Davis, born 15 Feb 1857, Marion District, South Carolina; married Florence Achsah Hamiter, 22 Dec 1881, Richland County, South Carolina.
         v.    Benjamin F. Wardland Davis was born on 11 Jan 1859 in Marion District, South Carolina. Birth: Bible page from War of 1812 Service Record.
https://www.fold3.com/image/247/307398634
         vi.    Keziah Elizabeth Davis was born on 1 Feb 1861 in Marion District, South Carolina. She died on 10 Mar 1863 at the age of 2 in Marion District, South Carolina. Death: Bible page from War of 1812 Service Record. https://www.fold3.com/image/247/307398636
         vii.    Joseph Francis Davis was born on 13 Apr 1863 in Marion District, South Carolina. He died about 1910 at the age of 47 in North Carolina. Birth: Bible page from War of 1812 Service Record.
https://www.fold3.com/image/247/307398634 (image 170)  Never married, Physician.


Henry Davis also had a daughter with his first wife who passed away in 1832 at age 3. Henry died 2 April 1863 just 11 days before his last born son, Joseph Francis Davis arrived on 13 April 1863.

Henry Davis is my 2nd Cousin 5 times removed.













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[1] Marion District, South Carolina, Will Books: "4", pages 53, 54 and 55 Henry DAVIS Sr.; Ancestry.com, Marion, Marion County, South Carolina.
2. Ancestry, "WAR of 1812 Service & Pension Records" database, Military Service Records (http://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 3 July 2019), entry for Henry DAVIS, Corp.; Capt J. Johnson's SC Militia; Enlisted 30 Oct 1814; Discharged 5 Dec. 1814.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Marion County, South Carolina, population schedule, Marion, Marion, South Carolina, Page: 122(stamped); Line 1, Dwelling 1893, Family 1963, Household of Henry DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 July 2019); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653_1223.
4. 1860 U. S. Census, Marion County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Marion, Marion, South Carolina, Page: 122(stamped); Line 1, Dwelling 1893, Family 1963, Household of Henry DAVIS.
5. 1870 U. S. Census, Marion County, South Carolina, population schedule, Pee Dee, Marion, South Carolina, Page: 238B(stamped); Line 31, Dwelling 14, Family 15, Household of Mary E. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 July 2019); citing  National Archives Microfilm M593_1503.
6. 1880 U. S. Census, Marion County, South Carolina, population schedule, Pee Dee, Marion, South Carolina, Page: 291B(stamped): Line 41, Dwelling 293, Family 367, Household of Mary E. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed` 3 July 2019); citing  National Archives Microfilm T9__1234.
  





























Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Death of Sarah “Salley” Kendricks Jackson?

Nancy Ann Kendricks was well known in Anson County, NC and Chesterfield County, South Carolina in the late 1700’s early 1800’s. She was a consort of  Capt. Stephen Jackson, a local hero of the Revolutionary War.

In early 1800, Stephen petition the NC General Assembly to legitimize the four children of Nancy Ann Kendricks. 1

And the names of John Kindrick, Polly Kindrick, Betsey Kindrick and Salley Kindrick, natural born children of Stephen Jackson, of Anson County, be altered to the names of John Jackson, Polly Jackson, Betsey Jackson and Salley Jackson..."

Stephen died 10 September 1832 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. After his death, his widow Nancy Cook Jackson moved to Humphreys County, where she passed away on 9 May 1843.

 Nancy Ann Kendricks died before 11 March 1840 based on a “Sheriff’s Sale” notice that appeared in the local paper.

"FARMERS GAZETTE AND CHERAW ADVERTISER", SHERIFF'S SALE, By order of the court of ordinary will be held at Chesterfield CH on the first Monday in April next all the real estate of Ann Hendricks deceased consisting of one tract of land on Mill Branch waters of Deep Creek containing one hundred thirty acres more or less adjoining the lands belonging to Thos MEADOR, Wm Moore and Charles Hendrick. Terms, as much cash as will pay the expenses of the sale, the balance on credit until the first day of January next. Purchaser to give a note with good security to the Ordinary carrying interest from the day of the sale. Purchaser paying for sheriff's Titles., JNO. EVANS, SCD; Sheriff's Office; March 11, 1840

Nancy left 4 surviving children named above. The 3 daughters are well documented but very little have been documented about the Son, John Jackson. I noticed several on-line trees without a death date or source for Salley Kendricks Jackson Gainey. She passed away in August 1835.

[#12] Gainey, Lewis, Wm. H. Gainey & others vs. Charlotte Gainey - Bill for account and specific delivery of property 1846  2
Sarah Gainey, wife of Jacob Gainey (married in Anson County, NC) died August 1835, leaving her husband and sister, Elizabeth; Her sister, Elisabeth, wife of Lewis Gainey, had a son, William H. Gainey. In 1836, after the death of his wife, Sarah, Jacob Gainey married Charlotte Jones. Jacob Gainey died 4 April 1845. On 1 December 1846, Charlotte Jones Gainey married Amos Lambeth. Charlotte Jones Gainey Lambeth had no children from either marriage. Deposition of James P. Gainey of Henry County, Alabama, states that he is the son of William H. Gainey and grandson of Lewis Gainey.

Sarah was the wife of Jacob P. Gainey. He would remarry and passed away in April 1845.

Sarah “Salley” Kendricks-Jackson Gainey is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.

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[1] 1804 Laws of North Carolina, Chapter CXXVL. "An act to alter names of the persons therein mention, and to legitamate them. Be enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That the names of William Joyner, Martha Joyner, Sally Joyner, Joseph Joyner, Mary Joyner and Geraldus Joyner, illegitimate children of Joseph Batts and Elizabeth Joyner, of Edgecomb County, be altered and changed to those of William Batts, Martha Batts, Elizabeth Batts, Sally Batts, Joseph Batts, Mary Batts and Geraldus Batts:...And the names of John Kindrick, Polly Kindrick, Betsey Kindrick and Salley Kindrick, natural born children of Stephen Jackson, of Anson County, be altered to the names of John Jackson, Polly Jackson, Betsey Jackson and Salley Jackson..."

[2] SOURCE: #12 Index and Genealogical Abstracts of the Chesterfield District Court of Common Pleas, Equity Side, 1823-1869, page 116 as recorded in "Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865 & Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869, Published by James C. Pigg, Copyright 1995.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

It’s Family Time~The James Hildreth Family



Emeline Previtte, daughter of William Previte and his wife Catherine was born about 1837 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina 1

At age 23, Emeline married James Hildreth of Anson County, North Carolina.

James and Emeline firstborn child, a son, James Andrew was born 8 Mar 1859, in Anson County, North Carolina. 

Then in March 1860, Emeline passed away after contracting Puerperal Fever. 2 3

This left James, a farmer, in a very delicate situation. It is unknown as to who cared for the child, James Andrew, during this time. But, we do know that James enlisted with Company I, 43rd NC Infantry "Anson Regulators" on 25 February 1862. James was captured and died on 21 Jan 1864 at a Hosp, Washington, DC. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.





Emeline (Previtte) Hildreth is my 2nd Great Grand Aunt.






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[1] 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No EF, Page 178B, Line 35, Dwelling/Family 1230/1230, Household of William Privett; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011);citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
[2] 1860 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, mortality schedule, Anson County, North carolina, page 7 (penciled), Line 28, Emeline Hildreth; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M1805.
[3] Puerperal Fever definition --- fever caused by uterine infection following childbirth.
[4] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  8 June 2018); Memorial page for James Hildreth; (Unknown-21 jan 1862); Find a Grave memorial # 37382161, Citing Oakwood Cemetery; Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA.