Thursday, October 31, 2019

Who Is The Father of Mary Jane Purvis Lang and Ella Frances Purvis Tarlton

For years I have continued to return to the two children of Elizabeth “Betsy” Purvis; her daughters, Mary Jane Purvis and Ella Frances Purvis struggling to find clues to their heritage. There is no doubt that we are related.  It has been proven with the below partial DNA results.

These results show that Ella Frances Purvis's descendants share a total of 107.5 cM over 5 shared segments the largest segment being 69.6 cM on Chr 12.

Largest segment = 69.6 cM
Total Half-Match segments (HIR) = 107.5 cM (2.998 Pct)
Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.5
5 shared segments found for this comparison.




Elizabeth “Betsy” Purvis first appeared in my lineage very early in my Purvis research which I began in October 1976. While researching my Great Grandfather William James Purvis. In the 1880 Census Soundex not only was William James Purvis listed but also a William A. Purvis Sarah J. Purvis, Betsy Purvis, and others.

In my 2nd Great-grandfather household was a young lady named Betsy Purvis, age 30, born in SC with a daughter Mary J. age 7.

But who was this Betsy Purvis?

Next I found that in the 1900 census that Betsy was a Widow with a  daughter named Ella Purvis, age 13, born Dec. 1886.



I learned that Mary Jane Purvis, b. 1973 married  Charles Franklin Lang about 1888 and by 1900 had remarried to a Dora Watkins abt 1898. Mary J,. had obviously died at and after the birth of her 4th child, Frances Elizabeth Lang in March 1895.   

In the 1900 Census, we find Charles Lang and Dora {Watkins} who have been married 2 years and have one child; but Charles had 4 children's listed the first three by his deceased wife Mary Jane Purvis.

Time has continued to pass and the research goes. Still, I have learned nothing about who Elizabeth “Betsy” Purvis? Who is her husband, who is the Father of Mary Jane, born 1873 and is that same person the father of Ella Frances Purvis borne December 1886?

In an attempt to break through this morass I sent off for the SS-5 of Ella Frances Purvis Tarlton. That SS-5 is shown here:



The above SS-5 shows that the parents of Ella P. Tarlton are Billie Pervis and Betty Prevett.


A September 1899 Deed also shows that W. A. Purvis and wife Elizabeth Purvis sold Land to Jefferson D. Rhine in September 1899 (DB 33, pg 370). 


Until this deed, the only known wife of William A. Purvis was Sarah Jane Graves whom he married 10 June 1852 and remained married to her until her death in December 1893. When did William A. marry Elizabeth and is Elizabeth the same Elizabeth found in the William A. Purvis household in 1880 Anson County Census?
  
The SS-5 says that Ella Frances's father is Billie Purvis. Is he also the father of Mary Jane Purvis. Are William A. Purvis and Billie Purvis the same individual?


There are still so many unanswered questions about how individuals named within this blog are related. If you have any information please contact me through this blog.


These two children, Mary Jane and Ella Frances, are most likely my 2nd or 3rd Cousin. 








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[1] MARRIAGE obituary, The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States, 22 June 1852, Page 3, Last Column, top right corner. Wm. A. PERVIS & Sarah Jane GRAVES.
[2] Sarah Jane Graves Purvis obituary, Messenger-Intelligencer, Wadesboro, North Carolina, 4 January 1894, page 3, McFarlan News.
[3] 1880 CENSUS: Morven, Anson County, North Carolina; Roll: 951; Family History Film: 1254951; Enumeration District: 2; Image: 0493; Page 350B, Line 36, Dwelling 233, Family 251; William A. PURVIS, age 53, Farmer, born in SC, father born in SC, mother born in NC; Sarah J. PURVIS, Wife, age 48, born in NC, parents born in NC. Dwelling 223, Family 252, Betsy PURVIS, age 30, born in NC, parents born in NC; Mary J. PURVIS, age 7, born in NC, parents born in NC. (Spelled PURVICE on Ancestry).
[4] 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #7, page 145, line 20, dwelling 337, family 338, Household of Elizabeth Purvis; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 1976); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
[5] 1900 US Census, Union County, North Carolina, population schedule, Marshville Township, Union County, NC, enumeration district (ED) #136, page 117B, Line 76, dwelling 57, family 60, Charles F. Lang; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed July 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1220.
[6] Ella P. Tarlton, SS No. XXX-XX-XXXX, Form SS-5, Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland.
[7] Anson County, North Carolina, Deed Book 33: page 370, W. A. Purvis and wife Elizabeth Purvis to J. D. Rhyne; 23 September 1899, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Last Will and Testament of Charlotte (Jones) Lambeth

Our knowledge of the life of Charlotte Jones is very limited. Her parents are unknown at present. Most of the data known about Charlotte was obtained from a Cheraw County Equity records dated 1846.

[#12] Gainey, Lewis, Wm. H. Gainey + others vs. Charlotte Gainey - Bill for account and specific delivery of property 1846

A record of her first marriage to Jacob P. Gainey in 1836 was found in a Fayetteville Newspaper.

MARRIAGE: Fayetteville Newspaper 1816-1840, Fayetteville Observer and Predecessor Papers. August 11, 1836, In same county, recently, Mr. Jacob GANEY of SC to Miss Charlotte JONES of Anson.

After the death of her husband, Jacob P. Ganey on 4 April 1845, Charlotte married Amos Lambeth of  Randolph County, NC on 1 Dec 1846. This turned out to be a bad marriage for Charlotte with Amos abandoning her and absconding with some of the slaves of the Jacob P. Gainey estate. Much of the equity record deals with who has rightful ownership to the estate of Jacob P. Gainey and Lewis Gainey. The entire Equity suit runs over 120+ pages.

Charlotte outlived Amos by many years passing away on 23 July 1891 at the age of 84 years. Her Tombstone can be viewed here: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48501608?search=true

Last Will of Charlotte Lambeth


North Carolina}
Anson County}
                    I, Charlotte Lambeth of the aforesaid County and State. Is being of Sound mind and considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make + declare this my last will and testament:
First, My Executor hereinafter named shall give my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my friend and relative, and pay all funeral expenses together with all my just Debts, out f the first moneys which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.
Second, I give and bequest to my sister Mary Stubbs all my personal property of every description whatsoever, that I may possess at my Death, after first paying my funeral expenses as above directed out of said property.
Third, I give and bequest to my sister Mary Stubbs and my nephew J. M. Jones to be divided equally between them share and share alike all the rents that may be due  at my death or that may become due thereafter under the lease of my lands in Chesterfield County South Carolina until the expiration of the said lease, by the terms  therein expressed, then the lands to be disposed of as hereinafter directed.
Fourth, I give and devise to my said Sister Mary Stubbs and my said Nephew J. M. Jones, to be divided equally between them, share and share alike, and their heirs in fee simple, a tract of land lying and being situated in the County of Chesterfield in the State of South Carolina containing Two Hundred and Thirteen (213) acres more or less, lying on the waters of Cedar branch and Thompsons Creek, and more particularity described by metes and bounds in a plat made by J. S. Jones Surveyor on the 2nd day of August 1875, to which plat reference may be had for a more particular description.
Fifth- My will and desire is that my lands above mentioned be equally divided between my said Sister Mary Stubbs and my said Nephew J. M.Jones, and I hereby direct, that at the expiration of the said lease as above stated,if they, my said Sister Mary Stubbs and my said Nephew J. M. Jones cannot mutually agree upon an Equal division of said lands, share and share alike, then and in that case my Executor hereinafter named shall sell the said lands at the best advantage, by public sale, and divide the proceed equally between my said sister Mary Stubbs and nephew J. M. Jones as above directed.
Sixth I hereby constitute and appoint my said nephew J. M.Jones my lawful Executor to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last will and testament, according to the true intent and (illegible) of the same,and every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
In testimony whereof I, the said Charlotte Lambeth do hereunto set my hand and seal this Fourth (4) day of June A. D. 1891.
                                                                                  Charlotte X her mark Lambeth {Seal}
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Charlotte Lambeth to be her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.
E. F. Mathis
W. E. Pennington 
 



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[1] Charlotte LAMBETH (1891), WILL BOOK: Last Will and Testament; Will Book "D", page 295-296; Probate Office, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

WWI Draft Registration Card~James Frances Purvis

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: James Frances Purvis
County: Anson
State: North Carolina
Birth Date: 7 Nov 1885
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1765559
DraftBoard: 0
Age:
Occupation:
Nearest Relative:
Height/Build: Medium
Color of Eyes/Hair: Blue/Dark
Signature: View image
Source Citation: Registration Location: Anson County, North Carolina; Roll: 1765559; Draft Board: 0.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.


Prior to World War I, our military was very limited in size. Realizing that it was becoming inevitable to avoid entry into the war in Europe, Congress passed the Selective Service Act of 1917 requiring all men between the age of 21-30 to register for the draft. In August 1918, at the War Department request, the Act was amended and expanded to include all men between the ages of 18-45.

This amendment resulted in my Grandfather James Frances Purvis registering for the draft on 12 September 1918. 

At the time of registering, James Frances Purvis was married with 3 boys ranging in age between 1 and 7 years. One of those boys was my Father. Two months after registering for the draft, WWI ended on 11 November 1918. Grandpa has been spared from having to leave his family. 

James Frances Purvis is my Grandfather. He died six years before I was born.

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[1] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com:viewed 13 October 2017), James Frances Purvis, b. 7 Nov 1885; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, FHL Roll Number: 1765559.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

It’s Family Time~The William Alfred Rivers Family

William Alfred Rivers was born in 1828, a son of  William Rivers and his wife Elizabeth "Betsy" Rivers.  He was a farmer.
  
In June 1851, William Alfred married Mary A. Brock, age 22, daughter of Squire H. Brock and his wife Rachel Parker.


To this union was born a son Squire James Rivers on 13 March 1851. Sadly, Mary A Brock Rivers did not survive the birth of her child thus leaving William Alfred a widow with a baby to raise. Squire H and Rachel played a major role in raising this child.

Squire James Rivers, born 13 Mar 1852, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Emily Ellen White, 18 Apr 1876, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 21 Nov 1917, Adrain, Emanuel County, Georgia.

After the death of Mary A. Brock Rivers, William Alfred, in 1853, married  Eliza Ann Turnage, daughter of William Turnage and Lavina Thompson.

By the start of the Civil War in January 1861 William Alfred and Eliza  Ann had four children ranging in age from 6 years to the baby born in Feb 1860.

William Alfred Rivers served in C.S.A. War -  PSS - Palmetto's Sharp Shooters, and Co. B, 26th S.C. Infantry Rgmt. He died on 17 Aug 1863 at the age of 35 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie County' Virginia.

His estate was probated on 29 Oct 1866, Probate record #241, in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States. Wife Eliza Ann Rivers appointed administratrix of the estate.

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
                 To Hugh Craig Sen. Esquire, Ordinary
                 The Petition of Mrs. Eliza A. Rivers
                 Shewth That William A. Rivers late of the District and State aforesaid, lately died intestate, having whilst he lived and at the time of his death divers goods and effect – Your petitioner, therefore, prays that letters of Administration of all and singular the said goods and effects be granted to her according to law.
                 Oct. 29th 1866                            s/Eliza A. Rivers


William Alfred Rivers and Eliza Ann Turnage had the following children:

        i.    Emily Levinia Rivers, born 12 Apr 1854, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Caleb Coker, 1872; died 25 Nov 1936, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         ii.    Annie Elizabeth Rivers, born 21 May 1856, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Thomas James McDonald, abt 1876; died 26 Aug 1889, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         iii.    Nancy J. "Amanda" Rivers, born abt 1858, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married John P. Smith, abt 1875; died aft 1920.
         iv.    William Turnage "Billie" Rivers, born 15 Feb 1860, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Henrietta O. Hammond, 5 Oct 1898, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 23 Oct 1933, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
         v.    Sarah Frances Rivers, born 4 Nov 1862, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married George Washington Carnes Sr., abt 1886, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 26 Dec 1931, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.


After the death of her husband in August 1863, Eliza Ann remained
a widow until her death on 5 July 1910. Eliza is buried at Mt. Olivet
Methodist Church in Chesterfield County.


William Alfred Rivers is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle.

Mary A. Brock is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.



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1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, Page 179B, Line 16, family 1242, dwelling 1242, Household of William Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, page 100, Line 9, dwelling 82, family 82, Household of William A. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 27 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
3. Randolph W. Kirkland Jr., Broken Fortunes: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and State in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865 (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina, 1997), page 298.
4. "South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964," Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://www.familysearch.org/ : viewed 3 August 2011), Estate Folder #241,, "Wm. A. RIVERS, Probate Case #241," Images 342-353.
5. 1830 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page: 235; Line 18,, Household of Squire Brock, Squire Brock; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 March 2013); citing  National Archives Microfilm M19_172.
6. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield District, South Carolina, Page 168A, Line 18, Dwelling 1068, Family 1068, Household of Squire H. Brock; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 31 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
7. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Self-Published, 1995, Page 695. Tombstone of Eliza Ann Rivers; 17 February 1830–5 July 1910, Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
8. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 7: Page 230-231, Lavina Turnage to Eliza Rivers Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
9. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page 311, Line 37, Dwelling 26, Family 26, Household of Eliza RIVERS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 4 August 2011); citing National Archive  Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
10. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #21, Page 91B, Line 94, Dwelling #138, Family 142, Household of William T. RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_Roll: 1523.
11. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0037, Page: 149B (stamped), Line 65, Dwelling 405, Family 405, Household of William T. Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 4 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1455.
12. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey, Self-Published, 1995. Tombstone of Eliza Ann Rivers.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Miscellaneous Chesterfield County Records Tidbits

Mary Cantey, eldest daughter of Capt. John Cantey of
Camden and Mary McGirt his wife, was "baptized Dec. 2,
1753, aged 4 years," in Prince Frederick Parish; but the
date of her death is not known. On Nov. 19, 1769, she
married Ely Kershaw, (d. 1780, Dec, aged 37.)
[SCMAR, V11-12]

[Death.] John Balfour, Esq; late of Cheraw. Saturday, November
17, 1781.)
[SCMAR v17-18]

Died. On Tuesday 10th, instant, at his plantation on Cheraw,
Charles Skirving, Esq (Tuesday, June 12, 1787.)
[SCMAR v21-22]

Married. Lately at the Cheraw Hill, Christopher Vernon, Esq;
to Miss Badgegood, of that place.
[SCMAR v21-22]

Died. On the 7th inst. in, Marlborough county, Cheraw
district, colonel George Hick.—a gentleman of an excellent character,
and a very old inhabitant of that place. (Wednesday,
Jan. 23. 1793.)
[SCMAR v21-22]

Died. At the Cheraw Hill, the 4th instant, in the bloom of life,
Mr. Nathaniel Woodward, late of Plainfield, Connecticut. At
May River, about the 4th instant Mr. William White, aged about
95. (Friday, Oct. 25, 1793.)
[SCMAR v21-22]

Died, on Sunday the 7th instant, in child-bed, at Greenville,
Cheraw District, Mrs. Catherine Botsford, in the 34th year of
her age, the wife of the rev. Edmund Botsford, of that place.
(Thursday, Feb: 19, 1796.)

[SCMAR v23]

SCMAR, Vol. XII, Spring 1984, No. 2, p.65
Sale of property belonging to the estate of Daniel M. McNair, September 8, 1856.  Total sale $325.55 1/2. Purchasers: A. McNair, Flora Sellers, H. T. King, S. D. Timmons, Jos. Sellers, A. J. Johnson, D. Watts, Jas. C. Burch, Alex McNair, Neill Smith, Alston Massey, H. M. Smith, J. T. Hancock, J. B. Timmons, Joel Baker, Reuben Copeland, John D. Massey, Joel Gullege Jur, J. S. Burch, J. C. Burch, James Johnson.

SCMAR, Vol. XII, Spring 1984, No. 2, p.66
State of South Carolina Chesterfield District Will of Turner Bryan…my son in law Joel Baker take the charge and care of my beloved wife Frances G. Bryan and support and maintain her and make her as comfortable as he can in her afflicted state; all my property of every description or kind money, lands, negroes, stock of all kinds, to be at his controll for her support and for the payment of a debt due by me to the estate of Hardy Sellers Senr; for his trouble and care that portion of my real estate to begin at branch that runs through the plantation where is the corner of Thomas Kirkley and Asa Hendricks, to the spring branch which heads near the dwelling house of Francis Johnson…tract of land I bought from Mary Taylor on Daniel Campbell or William Reves line, corner on the tract I bought from Judge J. J. Evans…towards Thompsons Creek; at the death of my said wife, the whole of the balance of my estate be equally divided among the whole of my children; to my grandson Charles B. Johnson son of my deceased daughter Penelope B. Johnson, an equal share of the balance after deducting the advancements made by me to his father Frank Johnson, and also $332 which his father Frank Johnson unjustly and fraudulently obtained from me on settlement sometime since.…Joel Baker exr. [date torn off]
Death and Obituary Notices from The Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878; Issue of November 27, 1877, page 214

Death + Obituary Notices, Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878
Dr. Alexander Washington Ellerbe, son of the late Thomas G. and Caroline Ellerbe, was born in Chesterfield County, S. C., December 3, 1847[?]; was married to Miss Mary E. Ellerbe, daughter of Capt. W. Ellerbe, February 13, 1873; died October 11, 1877.



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Above genealogical snippet from The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research published by Brent H. Holomb and The Southern Christian Advocate. Mr. Holcomb website can be reached at: http://www.scmar.com/
The Southern Christian Advocate can be accessed at; https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00102121/00036

Thursday, October 24, 2019


HOW TO ACCESS CHESTERFIELD COUNTY LAND DEEDS

This document created to assist Chesterfield County, SC researcher in accessing Chesterfield County Land Deeds. 

Chesterfield County Land Record from 1862-1996 can be accessed here:

http://archiveviewer.uslandrecords.com/sc/chesterfield/

This is the “Opening Screen” that you will see. It’s the control panel necessary to access the Deed Books.

This panel is where all access will take place


Form top to Bottom

BOOK TYPE
Default is Deed; you can also choose MISC and MORT by clicking on the Down arrow to right of the word DEED

SERIES
Lets you choose either GRANTEE(Buyer) or GRANTOR (Seller)

INDEX BOOKS
Lets you choose the collection Year and the Alphabetical Letters is the First Letter of a Surname

For Instance - if you are looking for a Land Deed from 1880 and your Ancestors surname is JONES you would select (highlight)

1862-1927 H-K

The bottom section of this portal related to the Index books (Grantor Index and Grantee Index) that tells you what page in the books contain your desired Land Deed. I will refer to it as the Index Portal
.
Index Portal



So, let’s get started and look up a deed.

Our target is:
Find all HENDRICKS Deed for 1862-1900

Our First step is to ensure that under

Book Type – Deed is selected

Series – GRANTEE or GRANTOR is Selected

Index Books – Select 1862-1927 H-K

Next, we will click on “View Index” at the bottom left side of Home page and this page will pop up


This page tells you that all Hendricks Land Deeds begins in the Index Book on page 99.


We take that number (99) and return to the Index portal and type 99 in the Index Page block.

After entering 99 in the index page block; click on “VIEW INDEX” and this page will appear:



You now have a screen showing all listings for Hendricks Deed Book recorded in the Grantor or Grantee Index depending on which index you chose.

At the top of this page, just to the right of the first column, you will see the 99 between two arrows (<99>). This will allow you to move forward or backward in the Index Book.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will select a deed between: 

Margaret E. Hendricks to L. A. Terry al



The index tells us that this Deed is recorded in Deed Book 4 page 583

It’s dated 12 /31/[18]74 Filed 1/15/[18]75 and the land parcel was 157 acres on Thompson Creek.

To look at this deed we need the Book # and page #. Which are:

Book 4 Page 583

On this same page on the left side of your screen enter 4 in the Volume tab near the top of the left column and 583 in the page tab then click on view. Your deed will appear on the right side of your screen.



If you want to save this deed to your computer you can do so by clicking on the small disk at the top of the page.

All images in this tutorial can be enlarged by double-clicking on the images. 

If you find this useful or have suggestions for improvement just leave a note in the comments block below. 




Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will of Archibald Graves

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 of Archibald Graves, 1855.

Transcription


Last Will and Testament of Archibald Graves


I Archibald Graves of the State of Alabama and County of Pike; do hereby make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. First, I resign my body to the dust, and my Soul, to God who gave it.  Second, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Harriett Graves, all my land and plantation, all my live Stock of every description, all my plantation Tools, Household and Kitchen Furniture, and five Negroes, to wit, One Negro man Jess, about Forty years of age, One Negro Boy by the name of Dave, fourteen  years of age, One Negro Boy Burrell, two years of age, One Negro Girl, Latha, eight years of age and One Negro Girl, Manda, five years of age during her natural life. Third, I give to my beloved daughter Eliza Ann Mills, one Negro woman by the name of Frances, about Twenty years of age.
Fourth, I give to my beloved daughter Martha Jane Flowers, one
Negro Girl by the name Ginny, about eighteen years in age; and at the death of my beloved wife Harriett Graves, I give all my lands, all the live Stock, Household and Kitchen furniture, to be equally divided between my beloved Sons James Marion Graves and Lorenza Ruffin Graves.
Fifth, I give to my beloved Son James Madison Graves, at the death of wife, Two Negroes, a girl Latha, Eight years of age and a boy by the name of Burrell, Two years of age. 
Sixth, At the end of the natural life of my beloved wife, I give to my beloved Son Lorenza Ruffin Graves, Two negroes, to wit, Dave, a boy Fourteen years of age, and Manda a girl. about Five years of age.
Seventh, At the end of the natural life of my beloved wife, I give to my two Sons James Marion Graves, and Lorenza Ruffin Graves on Negro Man Jess, about Forty tears of age.
In Witness whereof, I, Archibald Graves have hereunto set my hand and Seal, this 2nd day of October A. D. 1855
Signed in the presence of us}                          Arch'd Graves {Seal}
C. M Carlisle}
R. D. Sessions}

The State of Alabama}Special Court of Probate
County of Pike} April 7th, 1856
Personally appeared in open Court Richard D. Sessions and Charles M. Carlisle, subscribing Witnesses to the last Will and Testament of Archibald Graves, Dec'd, and each, first being duly sworn, saith on oath, that they were present on the day when said Will purports to have been signed by the said Archibald Graves, that the said signature to said Will, was signed and acknowledged by the said Archibald, in their presence, Severally to be his signature, and that he signed, published + declared the same to be his last Will and Testament; And that the said Testator, at the time of Signing the same was of Sound and disposing mind and memory + of the age of 21 years.
Sworn to in Open Court}                                 R. D. Sessions
at Office this the 7th day}                                Charles M. Carlisle
of April A. D. 1856} 
It is therefore Ordered by the Court, that the Same be admitted to Probate, as the Last Will and Testament of said Archibald Graves, and that it be filed and Recorded.
Bird Fitz Patrick
Judge of Probate

Archibald Graves is the husband of Harriett Edna Eddins my 1st Cousin 4 times removed. Harriett is the daughter of Richard Eddins and Elizabeth Wilson and the Granddaughter of William B. and Harriett Eddins.
                           
This IS NOT the Archibald James Graves, son of Daniel Graves and Mary Ann Gulledge of Chesterfield County, SC. 





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[1] Pike County, Alabama, Will Book A-B: page 127 Last Will and Testament of Archibald Graves; FamilySearch.com, Salt Lake City, Utah.




Sunday, October 20, 2019

Mary Jane Daughter of Cameron Adams


Mary Jane Adams, born 8 June 1842 is the daughter of Cameron Adams and his wife Jane Copeland. She was sixth born of eleven children born to Cameron and Jane.

Her tombstone shows her death as 28 Feb. 1927 but her NC Death certificate has her date of death as 30 Jan 1927. 

Many online trees show Mary Jane married to Peter Groomes. She DID NOT marry Peter Groomes.

She was married only once, that I have found, and she married late in life at age 38. She married about 1880 William Ricketts and to this union was born 3 children of which only one survived; a son, Joseph Quincy Adams ( 1882-1951)

In 1850 – Cameron and Jane are in Chesterfield, SC
1850 CENSUS: Chesterfield,  Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Roll: M432_851; Image: 360, Page 178A(stamped), Line 33, Dwelling 1224, Family 1224; Cameron ADAMS, male, age 39, Farmer, born in SC; Jane ADAMS, female, age 38, born in SC; John L. ADAMS, male, age 17, born in SC;  William C. ADAMS, male, age 16, born in SC; Calhoun  ADAMS, male, age 12, born in SC; James E. ADAMS, male,  age 10, born in SC; Mary J. ADAMS, female, age 7, born in SC; Elizabeth A. ADAMS, female, age 5, born in SC; Andrew J. ADAMS, male, age 3, born in SC and Sarah J. ADAMS, female, age 1, born in SC.

In 1880 – William and Jane are in Chesterfield, SC
1880 CENSUS: Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina; Roll: 1225; Enumeration District: 005, Page: 322B(stamped); Line 6, Dwelling 207, Family 207; William RICKETS, Male, age 30, born in NC and Mary Jane RICKETS, Wife, age 39, born in NC.

In 1900 – William and Mary Jane are in Gulledge, Anson County, NC
1900 CENSUS: Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina; Enumeration District: 0003; FHL microfilm: 1241181;  Page: 12; Line 48, Dwelling 198, Family 199; William RICKETS, Male, age 56, born unk 1844 in NC; Jane RICKETS, Wife, age 57, born unk 1843 in NC; married 20 years, 3 children, 1 living and John RICKETS, Son, age, 18, born unk 1882 in NC.

In 1910 – William and Mary Jane are in Gulledge, Anson County, NC
1910 CENSUS: Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1096; Enumeration District: 0006; FHL microfilm: 1375109; Page: 10B/81(stamped); Line 75, Dwelling 180, Family 182; William RICKETS, Male, age 68, born in NC; Jane RICKETS, Wife, age 70, born in NC; married 30 years, 3 children, 1 living;  and John RICKETS, Son, age, 29, born in NC.

In 1920 – William and Mary Jane are in Gulledge, Anson County, NC
1920 CENSUS: Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina; Roll: T625_1283; Enumeration District: 6, Page: 2B/74)stamped); Line 72, Dwelling 32, Family 32; William RICKETS, Male, age 76, born in NC; Mary J. RICKETS, Wife, age 78, born in NC and John Q. RICKETS, Son, age, 39, born in NC.

On 30 January 1927 Mary Jane Adams Ricketts died of kidney failure and is buried the following day at New Hope Church, Anson County, NC. Her burial conflicts with a Cemetery Survey showing her burial to be in the Ricketts cemetery.  Her death certificate says she was born 3 Jan 1842 and was buried 31 January 1927 at New Hope Church Cemetery in Wadesboro, NC. I suspect the tombstone located in the Rickets cemetery is a later edition and is not from the time of her death in January 1927. 


Peter Groomes may have married a Mary Jane Adams but she WAS NOT the DAUGHTER of Cameron Adams and Jane Copeland. She may well be the daughter of Thomas Cameron Adams and Elizabeth Gainey. 



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1. 1910  U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0006, Page: 10B/81(stamped); Line 75, Dwelling 180, Family 182, Household of William RICKETS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
2. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page: 322B(stamped); Line 6, Dwelling 207, Family 207, Household of William RICKETS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2018); citing  National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
3. 1900 US Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0003, Page: 12/55 (stamped); Line 48, Dwelling 198, Family 199, Household of William RICKETS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
4. 1920  U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 6, Page: 2B/74)stamped); Line 72, Dwelling 32, Family 32, Household of William RICKETS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 12 June 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T625, Roll: 1283.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  6 June 2018); Memorial page for William Rickets; (1842-31 May 1929); Find a Grave memorial # 36046103, Citing Rickets Cemetery; Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Mary Jane "May" Adams (28 June 1842–28 February 1927), Memorial # 36046176.
7. Mary Jane Rickeets, death certificate (Long) 232 (30 January 1927), NC State Archives., North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

It’s Family Time~Who are the Parents of Sarah Hill Deese

My 2nd Great Grandparents are Samuel Deese and his wife Sarah Hill. This is proven with a paper trail and DNA testing. The marriage license of my Great Grandfather John Calvin Deese, clearly shows that Samuel and Sarah Hill Deese are his parents.


In addition, the 1850n census shows John Calvin's older brothers and sisters in the household of Samuel and Sarah Deese. John Calvin is not yet born. The Deese line is solidly documented for another 3 generations.



What's uncertain is the Hill line – Who are the parents of Sarah Hill wife of Samuel Deese.
The first documented child of Samuel and Sarah is a daughter Martha Deese, b. March 1831 in Anson County. This would suggest that Samuel and Sarah Hill were married about 1830.

Again the 1830 Census clearly shows that Samuel Dees was married in 1830 and had a young bride age 15-19.


Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 [wife- Sarah "Sally" Hill Deese, b. 1811-1815]

Based on 1830 thru the 1880 census in which Sarah (Hill) Deese appeared we can say that Sarah was born about 1815.

Samuel and Sarah had 9 known children; 4 daughters and 5 sons.
In 1820 Anson County census there we 3 HILL - Heads of Household listed:
  • Huldy Hill - Bennet, Anson, North Carolina - 6
  • Jonathan J Hill - Bennet, Anson, North Carolina - 3
  • John Hill - Bennet, Anson, North Carolina – 6
Huldah Hill
Huldy Hill is Huldah Jackson wife of John Hill, deceased. In her household is a female between the ages of 16-25. If this is Sarah Hill she has certainly dropped a few years off her age in subsequent Censuses.

Name: Huldy Hill
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):
Bennet, Anson, North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1

Jonathan J. Hill
Name: Jonathan J Hill
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):
Bennet, Anson, North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
The Jonathan J. Hill household contain a female of the correct age to be Sarah Hill if her age was reported correctly in the Censuses.

John Hill
Name: John Hill
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):
Bennet, Anson, North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1

The John Hill household contains a female of the correct age to be Sarah Hill if her age was reported correctly in the Censuses.

Based on Census data John and Jonathan J. Hill are high probability to be the parents of Sarah Hill and Huldah Hill is a maybe. 

Sarah (Hill) Deese is my 2nd Great Grandmother.

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[1] State of North Carolina, marriage (4 February 1892), John Calvin Deese + Frances Gathings; https://www.ancestry.com, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
[2] 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 188A (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 428, Family 428, Household of Mary DEAS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com:viewed 27 May 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.
[3] 1830 U S Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Anson County, North Carolina, Page: 61; Line 16, Household of Samuel DEESE; digital images, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com:viewed 3 June 2017); citing National Archives Microfilm M19, Roll 118.





























Friday, October 18, 2019

Last Will and Testament Thomas Nicholas Davis





















Nicholas Davis Last Will and Testament
In the Name of God Amen. I, Nicholas Davis knowing it is appointed ponce for all men to die and being weak in body but of sound mind and perfect memory do make And ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried decently at the discretion of my Executor and as touching my worldly estate I dispose of it in manner following to wit I give and bequeath to my son George N. Davis all the land and plantation on which I now reside being two hundred acres be the same more or less one negro man named George and one feather bed and furniture, and next I will and bequeath that all the remainder of my estate shall be and remain in the possession and for the use of my wife Rebecca Davis during her life as lent to her and at her decease to be equally divided amongst all my children that maybe then living…It being my will that in that division my negro man Jack should not be sold to a stranger but should be sold to that one of my children who will give most for him and if my wife Rebecca Davis should not choose to stand to this my will then I give her over and above her thirds one feather bed and furniture and also a chest of drawers and everything that is in it and I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint my son George N. Davis Executor to this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of October 1804.
Nicholas Davis {Seal}
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of
Jonathan Kenyon
William Martin
David Martin

FindAGrave Memorial:
Nicholas Naylor “Thomas/Turner” Davis
BIRTH 1741Charles County, Maryland, USA
DEATH 21 Sep 1804 (aged 62–63)
Lewis County, Kentucky, USA
BURIAL Kissick Cemetery
Concord, Lewis County, Kentucky, USA
MEMORIAL ID 185830960
Son of David Davis and Ann Naylor.
Married Rebecca Ward in 1760.

Children:
1. David Ward Davis (10 Sep 1762), Cecil Co., MD
2. Matthias Tyson Davis (12 Jun 1765), Cecil Co., MD
3. Susan Catherine Davis (1768), Cecil Co., MD
4. Benjamin Davis (1770, Cecil Co., MD-1800, Cincinnati, OH)
5. Walter Davis (1773), Cecil Co., MD
6. Elizabeth Sarah Davis (1775), Cecil Co., MD
7. Christina Davis (12 Mar 1776), Cecil Co., MD #179708656
8. Mary Davis (1779), Cecil Co., MD
9. George Naylor Davis (1781), Cecil Co., MD #94006869
Lived on the farm at the time was owned by William Kissick, up the creek about one-half mile, on what was known as Doyle Branch, March 18, 1796. Also indicated to be on a large tract of land extending from Martin's Fork, up Quick's Run, including what has been known as the Henry Pell Farm.

Created by: John Blakemore Sellers
Added: 10 Dec 2017
Find A Grave Memorial#185830960


Nicholas Davis is my 1st Couisn 6 times removed.




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[1] WILL BOOK 2, Pages 102 & 103; Image 263; Mason County, Kentucky, Vital Statistics and Record of Wills, 1791-1823; 2 Volumes; Vol 2, Page 102 & 103 contains the Will of Nicholas Davis
[2] https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185830960?search=true







Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Chesterfield County Snippets from Local Newspapers

For those doing research in Anson and Chesterfield County I highly recommended you spend some time on this website:

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers.html

All entries below are from this website.

Thursday, January 2, 1868 N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)
-On Monday evening last, little James CRAIG, about eight or nine years old, son of Capt. James C. CRAIG, rode from his father’s residence, some three miles from town, to the post office for the mail. On his return, in the upper end of Market street, his horse took fright and ran against a tree inflicting a wound on the little fellow’s head, from the effects of which he died in some two hours afterwards. Our whole community deeply sympathizes with the stricken and bereaved family. Cheraw Advertiser, 25th.
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers1867-1869.html

Tuesday, December 22, 1903, THE MONROE JOURNAL (Union County, N.C.)
Rosa Vick Blakeney
-Mrs. Rosa BLAKENEY, widow of the late well known Jack BLAKENEY of Chesterfield county, and mother of Messrs. W. S. BLAKENEY, R. E. BLAKENEY and P. B. BLAKENEY, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Victoria SLOAN, in Monroe, at seven o’clock last night. She had been sick but a few days, of pneumonia. She had been living in this county less than a year, and in Monroe but a few weeks. She was 72 years old and a native of Chesterfield county… the remains will be buried here… For a number of years Mrs. BLAKENEY had been living with her son, Mr. W. S. BLAKENEY… Mrs. BLAKENEY was a member of the Methodist church at Five Forks in Chesterfield county, and was a woman of strong character and pious life. Not only were her children and grandchildren much attached to her, but a large number of friends and neighbors as well.
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers1900-1903.html

November 20, 1892, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC)
-A very fatal accident is reported to have taken place on the plantation of Mr. F. P. LOWERY, about 18 miles from here, in Chesterfield county, S.C., yesterday. The boiler of an engine which was used for ginning and sawing exploded with terrific force utterly demolishing the building. John HUNTER and F. P. LOWERY were instantly killed and another man seriously injured, though it is thought he will recover. The cause of the explosion is not known, though it is supposed the water in the boiler got too low.
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers1891-1899.html

Wednesday, April 14, 1897 PLOW BOY (Wadesboro, Anson Co, NC)
-Mr. James A. DAVIS of Chesterfield and Miss Maggie JOHNSON of Morven, were married on Wednesday of last week, Rev. E. L. SILER officiating.
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers1891-1899.html

Tuesday, October 20, 1903, THE MONROE JOURNAL (Union County, N.C.)
-Telegrams today announced the death of Mr. J. Spofford MOORE, at St. Louis, Mo., yesterday, of pneumonia. Mr. MOORE is a son of Mr. D. F. MOORE of Chesterfield. He had just gone to St. Louis, where his brother is in the stock business, having been for some time at his father’s on account of bad health. The deceased was about 26 years old. Young Mr. Eu. MOORE, who is a student at Greenville, came up this morning in response to a telegram from St. Louis saying that the body would be here tomorrow morning.
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers1900-1903.html

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1909, MONROE JOURNAL (Union Co, NC)
-Mrs. Mariah KING, wife of Rev. M. C. KING, died on the 6th instant at her home in Chesterfield county. Mrs. KING’S maiden name was KNIGHT and she was born in Chesterfield county, S.C. April 12, 1837 and was therefore over 72 years old. For many years she made her home in this county…. Four sons survive: J. E. & W. T. KING of Chesterfield county, R. L. KING of Vidalia, Ga., R. M. KING of Concord…. Sister Tressie BLACKMON of this county…
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers1904-1909.html

Tuesday, November 15, 1904, THE MONROE JOURNAL (Union County, N.C.)
-Drowned While On A Duck Hunt. Wadesboro Messenger and Intelligencer. Mr. C. Ross MULLOY, a well known young man of Chesterfield Court House, S.C., was drowned in Grant’s mill pond, in Chesterfield county, last Friday afternoon….. Mr. MULLOY was about 23 years old and was a clever, popular young man, who had many friends. He was a son of Mrs. L. E. MULLOY, who ran a boarding house here some eight or ten years ago, but who is now dead. [lengthy article]
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers1904-1909.html

Monroe Journal, Tuesday, February 20, 1923

-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 grandchildren 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…. 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 is Ann Eliza Lowery Watson

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers1923-feb.html

All these pages are searchable for specific surnames. If all else failed; use Control F to search the pages for specific names. 

Special thanks to J. Ganis for her time and effort creating these webpages and for her continuing help and friendship over the years. 





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[1] http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~jganis/genealogy/unionco/newspapers.html




































Monday, October 14, 2019

The Last Will of Catherine (David) Lewis



In the Name of God Amen the Eight day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & forty-six. Catherine Lewis of Mill Creek Hundred in Newcastle County (word illegible?) Delaware, Widow, being very Sick and Weak in body, but of perfect Mind and memory thanks be to God, therefore, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last Will & Teftament, that is to Say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and Decent manner, at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God; and as touching such worldly Eftate~~ wherewith it hath Pleased God to blefs me in this Life I give Devise and Dispofs of the same in the following manner and form &c. Imprimis it is my Will and I do order that in the first Place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied: ~~~


Items. I give and bequeath to the Reverend Owen Thomas the Sum of two pounds; I likewise give & Bequeath to the Rev^d David Davice the Sum of two Pounds; I likewise give & Bequeath to Phillip Thomas the sum of five shillings, ~~
Item. I give and Bequeath unto Such of the children of Phillip utterly disallow, Revoke and Disanul all former and other Wills heretofore by me Made, and do confirm this to be my last Will and testament Thomas (being begot of and on the Body of Sarah Thomas) as she the said~~ Sarah Thomas shall think fit, all and Singular the Lands, Messuage and Tenements to him or them and to his, her or their Heirs and afsigns for ever:----
Item I do likewise Constitute, Make and ordain my Trusty and well-beloved friend Sarah Thomas abovesaid to be my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Teftament; and I utterly Disallow, Revoke and Disanul all former and other Wills heretofore by me made, and do confirm this to be my last Will and Teftament and no others. In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set My hand and Seal, the day and year first above written. ~~~~~~~~~
Signed, Sealed in Prefence                    Catherine (her mark) Lewis
of us
Jonathan Evans
John Lewis
John Gillahan

Catherine David, b. 18 Oct 1688 was the firstborn daughter of Morgan David and his 2nd wife Catherine Howell.

She married Griffith Lewis, date unknown. No children have been identified borne of this union.  

Catherine wrote her Will the 8th of May 1746. The Will was probated on 1 April 1747. Catherine died sometime between these two dates. No record of her death has yet been found.  

Catherine (David) Lewis is my 6th Great Grand Aunt.  




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https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9044/007653219_00853/513795#?imageId=007653219_00856 (Image 856 of 902)















Saturday, October 12, 2019

It’s Family Time~The William Riley Huneycutt and Lydia Brooks Family

William Riley Huneycutt, born Mar 1830 in Montgomery County, North Carolina was a son of Marcus I. "Mark” Huneycutt and Charity Dry. He was a farmer.

On 14 May 1851, William Riley married Lydia Brooks, daughter of Mary ‘Polly‘ Tucker and David Brooks. Based on a statement made in David Brooks Will; Lydia was not his biological child but was treated equally with her mother in the Will.


“… sees there is more property than will, answer my family, to sell the same and make an equal division of it with my wife and children. Lydia the daughter of my wife, not being an heir in law, I give and bequeath to her an equal part with my wife and children in the above devised property, and…”


William Riley Huneycutt and Lydia Brooks had the following children:

i. Daniel Franklin Huneycutt, born 15 Jun 1850, Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina; married Effie Isabelle Hatley, 18 Sep 1910, Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina; died 8 Dec 1934, Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina. 
Note: The BIRTH YEAR FOR DANIEL is from his tombstone and is NOT CORRECT. His parents married in May 1851 and the 1870 Census shows he was only 17 in 1870. The correct BIRTH YEAR is probably 1852.
ii. Margaret Louise Huneycutt, born 1 Jul 1854, Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina; married Sion Speight, 1873; died 15 Jul 1928.
iii. James A. Huneycutt was born about 1858 in Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina.
iv. King David Huneycutt was born in 1862 in Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina.
v. Jensie Caroline Huneycutt, born Mar 1864, Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina; married Franklin Yow, 1885; died 5 Mar 1944, Furr, Stanly, North Carolina.
vi. Lydia Martha Huneycutt, born 1866, Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina; married George Crisco, aft 18 Jun 1900; died 24 Sep 1927, Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina.
vii. Sophronia A. "Fronie" Huneycutt, born 1867, Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina; married John Henry Simmons, 1 Sep 1901; died 1934, Stanly County, North Carolina.
viii. Sarah J. Huneycutt was born in May 1870 in Big Lick, Stanly, North Carolina. She died before 1880.

Lydia Brooks Huneycuut died between 1888-1891 and William Riley Huneycutt died after 1900. No tombstone or exact date has yet been found to document their demise. 

William Riley Huneycutt and Lydia Brooks are my 2nd Great Grand Uncle and Aunt.





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1. 1900 US Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Kings Creek, Cabarrus, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0024, Page: 3/206 (stamped); Line 28, Dwelling 43, Family 43, Household of and Wm R. HUNEYCUTT; digital image, Ancestry.com (. viewed 11 December 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1218.
2. 1850 Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Furrs, Stanly County, North Carolina, Page: 38B; Line 28, Dwelling 542, Family 545, Household of Mark HONEYCUTT; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 31 July 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 645.
3. 1870 US Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina, Page: 35A(stamped); Line 9, Dwelling 103, Family 103, Household of W. R. HUNEYCUTT; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 7 November 2015); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1160.
4. 1880 U. S. Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, population schedule, Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 206, Page: 315C (stamped); Line 19, Dwelling 160, Family 160, Household of William HUNYCUTT Sr; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 November 2015); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 0982.
5.  North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976, Images. Ancestry, (https://www.ancestry.com: 11 December 2018),  North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, William R Huneycutt; Certificate number , 2 November 1914.
6. "Index to North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 December 2018), William R Hunnycutt &Lydia Brooks; North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977; Marriage Date: 14 May 1851.
7. 1850 Census, Stanly County, North Carolina, Population Schedule, Stanly County, North Carolina, Page: 39A(stamped); Line 3, Dwelling 544, Family 547, Household of Wiley HONEYCUTT.


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