Friday, January 31, 2020

War of 1812 Pension Record~Daniel Cook, Jr. and Caroline, his Wife

Daniel Cook, Jr. 1
S.O. 27713 rejected
W. O. 30614
W.C. 21150


Enlisted: 24 Sept. 1814 to 12 March 1815 (5 months 16 days)
Served as Private in Capt. Wm. Welch and Capt. Manly Ford's Co., SC Militia

Bounty Land:
74247 - 40 - '50 Canceled
53884 - 80 - '50
35363 - 80 - '55

Residence of Soldier:
1852 - Wilcox Co., Ala.
1855 - Wilcox Co., Ala.
1872 - Wilcox Co.,(PO Camden) Ala.

Residence of Widow: (Caroline McMillian Murphy Cook)
1878 - Wilcox Co.,(PO Camden) Ala.
1882 - Wilcox Co.,(PO Camden) Ala.

Maiden name of Widow:
Soldiers first wife Martha W. Norwood)
Caroline - ? [see above] (last Married Murphy)

Marriage of Soldier and Widow:
Sept. 28, 1843, Clark County, Ala.

Death of Soldier:
16 Jan. 1878, Wilcox Co., Ala.

Death of Widow:
about 1896

Remarks: BLW 74247 - 40 -'50 canceled in brief

The first page of Daniel and Caroline Pension's file shows that Caroline died abt 1896. Many online trees show that Caroline McMillian Murphy Cook died 19 June 1896 with NO SOURCE. This date is questionable because the US Government dropped her from the pension rolls on 4 May 1896. They surely had some document in hand showing her death prior to this date before removing's her from the pension rolls.

Thus, Caroline McMillian Murphy Cook most likely died before she was dropped from the pension rolls on 4 May 1896. 2




WAR of 1812
WIDOW
[3-405]
(Pensioner Dropped.)
U. S. Pension Agency
                                                                          30 June 1899

Hon. H. Clay Evans
     Commissioner of pensions
To:
I hereby report that the name of Caroline Cook wid of Daniel Pri. Cap. Manley Fords Co SC Militia, who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency under Certificate No. 21150 and who was last paid at $12 to 4 May 1896, has been dropped because of death
                                                                  Very respectively,
                                                                           J. T. Wilder
                                                                                     Pension Agent

Every name-dropped to be thus reported at once.



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Abbreviation: - https://www.rowleyresearch.org/Pensions/1812Pensions/1812Awards.htm
SO – Soldier Original Application
WO – Widow’s Original Application
WC – Certificate Number
[1] War of 1812 Pension File - https://www.fold3.com/image/247/305700863
[2] Dropped from Pension Roll - https://www.fold3.com/image/247/305700882

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday~The Marriage of Roland R. Sellers and Sarah (Pratt) Brooks

Roland R. Sellers son of Roland Sellers and Margaret Eddins was born abt 1821 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina. He was the 2nd child of thirteen known children born to Roland and Margaret between 1818 and 1837. 

On 25 Dec 1844, at age 23, Roland R. Sellers married Sarah (Pratt) Brooks, the widow of Thomas Brooks. Sarah Pratt was born about 1808, a daughter of Samuel Pratt and Clarinda Ann Teal. She was the 2nd born child of Samuel and Clarinda Ann Pratt.

Their marriage is recorded in the Anson County, North Carolina Estate File for Sarah (Pratt) Sellers.

Sellers vs Sellers
In  Sellers Vs Sellers below we will start with the testimony of Robert Lampley

Robert Lampley    One of the plffs. Sarah Brooks married Roland Sellers. She was a daughter of Saml. Pratt. She married a Brooks first, Sarah Sellers had four children, viz: Martha [Brooks] who married deft. P. A. Sellers, Winnie [Brooks], who married a [James H.] Curtis, Polly or Mary [Brooks] who married a [William B or R] Sellers and Elizabeth [Brooks] who married Jacob Lampley. She was my Mother and had five children viz Sarah Jane, Thomas, John, Robert and Elizabeth. Sarah Brooks died Nov. 23rd, 1871. She married 25 Dec. 1844.





Roland R. Sellers and Sarah (Pratt-Brooks) Sellers had two known children
  • William A. D. Sellers, b. 1849
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sellers, b. 1851
1860 CENSUS: Lilesville, Anson County, North Carolina; Roll: M653_887; Image: 157; Family History Library Film: 803887, Page: 299A(stamped); Line 36, Dwelling 1217, Family 1167; Rowland SELLARS, male, age 37, farmer, born in SC; Sarah SELLARS, female [wife], age 53, born in NC; Sarah SELLARS, female, age 9, born in NC and [Mary] Elizabeth LAMPLEY, female, [granddaughter] age 8, born in NC.


Roland R. Sellers is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.






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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GPRW-9X3S?i=1&cc=1911121
[2] Anson County, North Carolina, North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, Sarah PRATT SELLERS; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 14 June 2015); NC Estate File -Sarah Sellers, nee Brooks..

Monday, January 27, 2020

POWER OF ATTORNEY~Nancy Davis, Revolutionary Pension Claims



R. A. WATERS, Print, D street, bet. 9th and 10th

POWER OF ATTORNEY – Revolutionary Pension Claims.




Know all Men by these Presents, That I, William Davis, son of Nancy Davis and for her use and benefit as she is now unable from bodily infirmity to attend Court hereby constitute and appoint A. S. Wallace, Yorkville, S. C. my true and lawful Agent and Attorney, to prosecute the Claim of my mother Nancy Davis for any amount of revolutionary Pension, or Increase of Pension, that may be due; and I hereby authorize my said Agent to examine all the papers and documents in relation to said claim; on file in the Departments at Washington City, or elsewhere; to file additional evidence or arguments; and to receive the Certificate which may be issued for said Claim, which Certificate I wish may payable to her my mother Nancy Davis

To appoint one or more substitutes under him for all purposes herein expressed; and to do all things that I might or could do were I personally present. Hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney and Agent shall lawfully do in the premises.
Witness my hand and seal this 16th day February A. D. 1853.

                                                                                           s/ W. Davis

Signed and Sealed in the presence of}
J. C. Craig
Rilah Smith




State of South Carolina}
District of Chesterfield}
On this Sixteenth day of February A. D. 1853. Before me, the subscriber Ordinary a Justice of the Peace in and for the District aforesaid, personally appeared William Davis ---- and acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be his act and deed, for the purposes therein mentioned.

In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and Seal of Office the day and year aforesaid.
                                                                                         J. C. Craig Ordinary



Nancy (Rivers) Davis death date is unknown; but, by this document we know she was alive, but infirm, on 16 February 1853. 

Nancy Davis is my 4th Great Grandmother; her son, William Davis, is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle. 







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[1] Rev. War Pension for Nancy Rivers Davis, Widow of Thomas Davis (W-8655)
https://www.fold3.com/image/1/15484640









Sunday, January 26, 2020

Deed Fragment from 1817-Gilbert Johnston Purvis to William Turnage

Gilbert Purvis and his brothers moved their family from Chesterfield County, SC about 1818 and migrated to Hinds and Rankin County, Mississippi. Before arriving in Mississippi they spent a short period of time in Clarke County, Alabama.

Over the years there has been a lot of discussion about this group of Purvis’s and especially Gilbert Johnston Purvis, son of Gilbert Purvis and Effica Howell.

Many say his name is Gilbert Johnson Purvis. Recently I have found several land deeds that show his middle name to be “Johnston” and not “Johnson” as many have thought.

I share this partial land deed and his signature today to provide proof that Gilbert J. Purvis is Gilbert Johnston Purvis.  



Gilbert J. Purvis to William Turnage
May 22, 1817

South Carolina}
Chesterfield District}
Personally appeared before me, C. B. Pegues one of the Justices Peter Herrall who being duly sworn deposet and saith that he was present and did see the above Gilbert Johnston Purvis, sign seal and deliver the above instrument of writing as his act and deed for the uses and purposes therein contained, and that he did also see the above named Edward King sign the same the same <Sic> as a witness with himself.
Sworn and Subscribed                                           Peter Herrall
To before me the 20th day
January 1817.
C. B. Pegues

Chesterfield District} Rec’d. the 22nd day of May 1817
R. M. C. Office} & Recorded Book No. 7
Pages 92 & 93 Certified and
Examined by me.--------
John Craig R. M. C.


** R. M. C. = Registrar Mesne Conveyance now known as Register of Deeds


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[1] https://dc.statelibrary.sc.gov/handle/10827/8798

















Saturday, January 25, 2020

Its Family Time~The Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Deese Newell Family


Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Deese was born between 1858 and 1861, a daughter of Samuel Deese and Sarah Hill. She first appears in the 1870 Census as a 9-year-old child. In 1880 she gave her age, to the Census taker, as being 22 years of age with two living children ages 3 and 1.

About 1875 Margaret, though very young, married Leander Lee Newell. Their first-born child as shown in the 1880 Census was a son, William Alexander Newell, born April 1876.

Leander Lee Newell and Margaret Elizabeth Deese had the following children:
        i.   William A. Newell was born in Apr. 1876.
       ii.   John B. Newell was born on 8 July 1874. He died in 1948 at the age of 74.
      iii.   Albert N. Newell was born on 26 Aug. 1876. He died 15 Dec. 1960 at the age of 84.
       iv.  Henry Lee Newell was born on 11 Sept. 1880. He died in 1953 at the age of 73.
        v.  Thomas James Newell was born in 1885. He died in 1947 at the age of 62.
      vi.   Maggie Annabelle Newell was born in 1890. She died in 1979 at the age of 89.
     vii.   Mary Newell was born in 1892.

Note: Children listed per the census in order of Birth – Certain latitude was taken by some children as to their birth year.

Margaret and her husband had 7 children before she passed away. After the death of Maggie in the late 1890's Leander re-married in Sept 1897 to Bessie Mae Hefner and raised another family of 7 children. Leander was 45 when he married 18-year-old Bessie Mae.


Margaret Elizabeth "Maggie" Deese is my Great Grand Aunt.

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     1. 1870 U S Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Gulledge, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 337B; Line 15, Dwelling 97, Family 97, Household of  Sam DEES; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 29 March 2013); citing National Archive  Microfilm M593, Roll 1122.
     2. 1880 U. S. Census, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, population schedule, Sharon, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 117, Page: 528D(stamped); Line 37, Dwelling 198, Family 200, Household of Leander NEWELL; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 November 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm T9, Roll 972.
     3. 1900 U. S. Census,  Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, population schedule, Crab Orchard, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0058, , Page: 6/111 (stamped); Line 20, Dwelling 100, Family 107, Household of L. [eander] NEWELL; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 November 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1205.
     4. 1910 U. S. Census, York County, South Carolina, population schedule, Fort Mill, York, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0107, Page: 5B/153 (stamped); Line 56, Dwelling 86, Family 86, Household of Leander NEWELL; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 5 November 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1468.
     5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  6 November 2018); Memorial page for Leander Newell; (1855–13 July 1937); Find a Grave memorial # 188320012, Citing Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery; Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Mystery Friday~The Marriage of Mary A. C. Huneycutt

Mary A. C. Huneycutt was born in 1855 a daughter of Tobias A. Huneycutt and Elizabeth Miriam “Mary Ann” Huneycutt. Both husband and wife shared the surname “Huneycutt”.

Mary A. C. was married on 14 December 1872 to John R. Rigler. She was 17 and he was 34 years of age.



No record of Mary A. C. Huneycutt had been found after her marriage on 14 December 1872 and it is believed based on indirect evidence that she died before 1880 and most likely during childbirth of her firstborn.

On 14 October 1874 a daughter,  Sarah Elizabeth Rigler was born to Mary Huneycutt and John Robinson Rigler.

We know that John Robinson Rigler remarried on 13 October 1880 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC to Mollie E. Bennett. 


If you have any information about Mary A. C. Huneycutt I would love to hear from you.

Mary A. C. Huneycutt is my 1st Cousin 3 times removed.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday~Joseph Moultrie

It's a glorious moment in genealogical research when you find a document containing significant information about a segment of your genealogical heritage. Such is the case of the within Equity Record. The following Equity Record concerns my 5th Great Grand Aunt by marriage to Daniel Cook; her Father and siblings.  There are 4 documents in the equity record.

Daniel Cook married Ruth Moultrie about 1787 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina. Names within the equity record are her Father Joseph Moultrie; her siblings, William Sellers a Great Grand Uncle.


Transcription:

Equity_178_Document#1 of 4

South Carolina} In Equity
Cheraw District} To the Honorable Hugh Rutledge, Wm. James, Waddy Thompson, William H. Dessaussure & Theodore Gaillard Esquires Judges of the Court of Equity of the said State.
           Humbling complaining sheweth unto your honor your Orator James Moultrie of Edenton, of in the State of Georgia that your Orator some time in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety two bargained with one William Sellers of Chesterfield District State aforesaid for a certain Tract of land situates and lying near Chesterfield Court House in the district aforesaid  containing two hundred acres for which tract of land your Orator agreed to give the said William two hundred & fifty dollars and your orator afterwards made several payments to the said William which on the whole amounted to two hundred and Twenty Dollars and the said William had  never executed to your Orator any deed of conveyance of the said land; and your Orator further sheweth to your honor that sometime in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six he moved from the State into the State of Georgia and left Joseph Moultrie your Orators father his agent to settle up his businefs in Chesterfield district aforesaid, and the said Joseph soon afterwards did as agent of your Orator pay out of your Orators money which had come into his hands the balance of the two hundred and fifty dollars which remained unpaid to the said William the said William <sic> did at that time execute a deed of the said land to the said Joseph which deed purported to be a conveyance of the said land to the said Joseph in his own right Nevertheless it was fully understood between the said Joseph and your Orator that the said Joseph was to have no beneficial interest in the said land and that the said Joseph was to be but a mere trustee for your orator; & the said deed was so taken by the said Joseph to himself for the special purpose to enable him in behalf of your Orator the more conveniently to make sale of the said land and to enable him to give an indisputable  Title for the Same to a purchaser; and your Orator further sheweth unto your honor that some time in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and four the said Joseph your Orator father departed this life without ever having procured a purchaser for the said land and left your Orator and your Orators three sisters his heirs at law to wit: Ruth Cook the wife of Daniel Cook, Levicey McNeill the wife of John McNeill, Margaret McNeill the wife of Neill McNeill (who hath since died) of Chesterfield District and state aforesaid and Sarah Walker wife of ______ Walker of the state of  Georgia who hath since died and left Nancy Cook the wife of David Cook  Polly Howard the wife of Samuel.
I hereby certify that this sheet does contain a true and perfect copy of the Bill filed in the Court of Equity for Cheraw District wherein Joseph James Moultrie is complainant and Jno. McNeill and Levicey his wife and other defendants.

22 January 1810                                       James K. Ervin
                                                                    Comr. In Equity  


Genealogical Data contained within this document:
  • The Death of Joseph Moultrie -  died 1804
    • further sheweth unto your honor that sometime in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and four the said Joseph your Orator father departed this life
  • Named One son – James Moultrie, your Orator
  • 3 sister – Ruth, Louisa “Levicey”, Margaret  plus a deceased sister Sarah
    • three sisters his heirs at law to wit: Ruth Cook the wife of Daniel Cook, Levicey McNeill the wife of John McNeill, Margaret McNeill the wife of Neill McNeill (who hath since died) of Chesterfield District and state aforesaid and Sarah Walker wife of ______ Walker of the state of  Georgia who hath since died and left Nancy Cook the wife of David Cook  Polly Howard the wife of Samuel.
  • Named the husband of all 4 sisters; Daniel Cook, John McNeill; Neill McNell and Walker who is later named as Nedom Walker of Georgia.  
  • Named the two children of Sarah Walker as:
    • Nancy Walker Cook wife of David Cook
    • Polly Walker Howard as wife of Samuel Howard.
  • Named present location of Several siblings.
  • Stated that Sarah Walker was deceased so we know she died before 22 January 1810 the date of the document above. 
  • That Neill McNeill has since died. 
  • No mention is made of Mary White, wife of Joseph Moultrie so I think it's safe to assume that she is deceased.



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[1] Equity Case #178 – James Moultrie vs Jno. McNeill, Levicey, his wife and others, 1809, Darlington Historical Commission, Darlington, South Carolina, 4 pages

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Eli [Riley] Honeycutt Dies at Salisbury

Eli [Riley] Honeycutt Dies at Salisbury.
Salisbury Post, 4th.
Eli Honeycutt, of Bloomington, Stanly county, dropped dead at the home of John Q. Foreman on Bank street early this morning. Me. Honeycutt was visiting at Mr. Foreman’s home and had just finished a hearty breakfast when he remarked that he was suffering from nausea. He left the table and walked to the back porch. E. S. Foreman accompanied him to the porch and as the deceased walked to the yard he said to him: “Take care of yourself.” The words has scarcely passed his lips when he fell forward and without a struggle died. In falling, his head struck a rock and a deep gash from which the blood flowed freely was cut on the chin. The body was taken in charge by Undertaker Wright, who had prepared it for burial and it will be sent to Mr. Honeycutt’s home near Albemarle for burial. Coroner Dorsett was called in and after hearing several witnesses stated that death was caused by heart failure. There is no suspicion whatever of foul play.
The deceased was about 65 or 70 years old and was a Confederate veteran. He lost a leg in the war between the States.

Eli Honeycutt was born 13 Mar 1842 a son of Edmund Honeycutt and his wife Malinda Elizabeth Morton. He was twice married and had seven known children.




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[1] The Enterprise, 10 August 1905, Thursday, Page 4, Column 3.










Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Death of Asahel Six and wife, Sarah Brock

On-line trees say that Asahel Six and his wife Sarah Brock both passed away within 2-3 years of each.

Most shows Asahel dying in either 1864 or 1867

and’ Sarah (Brock) Six dying on 27 September 1864.

With the specific date for Sarah I was sure this was going to be an easy task. However, this was not the case. If Asahel and Sarah died on the dates specified in these on-line trees then they left 4 orphan children under the age of twenty-one.  

At the time of their reported death they were living in Warren County, Mississippi. A check of the Will Index revealed no index for the Surname SIX. Probate records exist but are unindexed; so, I decided to take a quick look at available land records. There were two land records executed by Asa Six in 1859 and 1865. The land he bought in December 1859 (BB:567) and mentioned in the below deed is the same land he is now passing to his daughter. Mrs. Mary Ryan.

The most interesting aspect of this land deed is not the sale of lots in the City of Vicksburg but the comments posted in the left margin of the deed.


Transcription:
Comments: Warren County Land Deed Book CC, page 618
Along the right border of Land Deed CC page 618
This is to certify that the reservation of One Hundred Dollars Specified in the Conveyance has been this day paid by Mary Ryan to Mrs. Mary C. Hawks who Witnesseth Mrs. Sarah Six (now White) as per Power of Attorney here presented too be the Chancery Clerk, and affidavit as to decease of Asahel Six on 22 December 1866 at Casons Landing in Bolivar County, Mississippi, all of which authorizer's said Mrs. Mary C. Hawks to vacate the release. Mary C. Hawks, Geo. W. Davenport, Clerk.


Clearly, this one document shatters the myth of the death dates recorded in the on-line trees and the fact that Sarah preceded Asahel in death. This document not only shows that Sarah outlived Asahel but that she remarried after his death to a Mr. White. It also records Asahel actual death date to be 22 December 1866 at Casons(?) Landing in Bolivar County, Mississippi. 



DEED BOOk, Page 618
Asa Six to Mary Ryan Deed
CC-618
 
This Indenture made and entered into on this third day of July A. D. 1865 by and between Asa Six of the first part,and Mary Ryan  (a Widow) the Party of the Second Part all of the City of Vicksburg County of Warren in the State of Mississippi.Witnesseth, that the said party of the first Part, for and in consideration of the Sum of Three Hundred Dollars Paid and to be paid as follows To Wit; The Sum of Two hundred Dollars to him the Party of the first Part in hand Paid by the said Party of the second Part at and before the sealing and delivery hereof, the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, The remaining One Hundred Dollars to be paid to the party of the first Part the death of the Wife of the Party of the first part,  Should she die before the said Asa Six, but should the said Asa Six of the first art first die, the said sum of One Hundred Dollars is remitted to the said Party of the Second Part as compensation for the right of Dower to which Sarah Six the wife of the Party of the First part  would then be entitled; Now inconsideration of the foregoing premises, the party of the first Part has Granted,Bargained  and Sold and by these presents,he doth grant Bargain and Sell unto the said Mary Ryan his heirs and assigns  the following described Real estate in the City of Vicksburg County of Warren in the State of Mississippi; to wit: in the Upper Cotton Press survey, Beginning at a stake on Pearl Street forty feet south of the  N. E. Corner of Lot Number Twenty Four (24) thence in a Westerly direction to the West Boundary line pf Lot Number Twenty three (23) and Parallel with the North Line of said Lots No. 24 and 23, Thence Southwardly with said Westerly boundary line of Lots 23 forty feet to a stake Thence in an Easterly direction to a stake on Pearl Street and Parallel with the North boundary line of Lots 23 and 23 forty feet South of the Place of beginning, Thence W. along the E. line of Lot No. 24 forty feet to the place of beginning and in Squared 13, of said survey and being the same land conveyed by J. L. Detterly to the Party of the first Part, by Deed Recorded in Deed Book BB page 567 Records of Warren County State of Mississippi. To have and to Hold the Said Lot or parcel of Land, together with all and singular; the rights privileges appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining unto her the Said Mary Ryan, her heirs and assigns in fee simple forever. And the said Party of the first part  Covenants to and with the said party of the Second Part, that he will and that his heirs and legal representatives shall forever Warrant and defend the right, Title, interest and Possession free from the claim or claims of any and all Persons claiming or to claim the same in Law or Equity, - The foregoing reservations only Excepted.
                                       In testimony hereof the said Parties have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and date herein first before written.
                                                                                    A. Six {Seal}
                                                                                    Mary x her mark Ryan {Seal}
 
The State of Mississippi}
Warren County}
                    Personally, appeared before me James C. Chappell Clerk of the Probate Court of the County of warren Asa Six and Mary Ryan, who severely acknowledged that they Signed Sealed and delivered the foregoing Deed the day and year therein mentioned as their act and deed.
Given under my hand and Office Seal Seal <sic> of Office at Vicksburg this 3rd day of July A.D./ 1865.
                                                                                         J. C. Chappell.
                                                                                                         Clk.
The State of Mississippi}
Warren County}
                    I, James C. Chappell Clerk of the Probate Court of Said County do hereby certify that the foregoing deed and certificates now filed for Record in my Office on the 3rd day of July AD 1865 which I have cause to be duly recorded in Deed book “CC”, page 618. 
Given under my hand and Seal of Office
This 3rd day of July A D 1865                                             J. C. Chappell, Clk
 
DEED BOOK “CC”, page 618; Image 169
Warren County, Mississippi
                                                                 
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3QY-638H-S?cat=252846

I haven’t yet found my cousin Sarah (Brock Six) White after the execution of this deed but I am still searching. I also believe there are many hidden gems in the unindexed Probate records to be found. If you have information on this Couple please contact me.




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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3QY-638H-S?cat=252846

Saturday, January 18, 2020

It’s Family Time~The Francis M. Brock Family


Francis M. Brock was born about 1823 in Louisiana, a son of William Brock and his wife Charlotte [LNU]. He was the ninth of nine children born to this couple. Seven of his siblings were born in Chesterfield, SC and an older sister who arrived ahead of him was born in 1820 Mississippi.

Francis M. Brock married Lohama (Six) Dilworth on 23 December 1840. Their marriage is recorded in Hinds County Marriage Book 2, page 274.



Francis M. Brock was a farmer. His wife, Lohama Six was the daughter of Phillip Six and Charlotte Selsor. Her sibling consisted of one brother (Asahel) and two sisters, Margaret and Agnes. 

Francis M. Brock and Lohama Six had one known child a daughter - Emily.

i.     Emily "Emma" Brock, born abt 1842, MS; married David Henderson Larr.

There are no known death dates for either Francis M. Brock or his wife Lohama Six. Both died after the 1880 Census was enumerated and before the 1900 Census.

Francis M. Brock is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.








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    1. 1860 U. S. Census, Hinds County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cayuga P.O.; Hinds County, Mississippi, Page: 613(penciled), Line 40, Dwelling 900, Family 911, HOUSEHOLD OF F. M. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 May 2016); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 582.
     2. Ancestry, "Civil War Service Records" database, Military Service Records (
https://www.fold3.com/ : accessed 3 Jan 12016), entry for F. M. Brock, Private; Sixth Battalion, Cavalry and Seventh Cavalry; Confederate,.
     3. 1880, Hinds County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cayuga P.O.; Hinds County, Mississippi, enumeration district (ED) 010, Page 256D (stamped), Line 1, Dwelling 69, Family 69, Household of Frank BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 May 2016); citiing NARA publication T9, Roll: 648.
     4. Clara Wright Forrest, Hines County Mississippi Marriage Records: 1823 - 1848 (Hines County, Mississppi: Compiled and Published, 1957), page 53.
     5. 1880, Hinds County, Mississippi, population schedule, Cayuga P.O.; Hinds County, Mississippi, ED 010, Page 256D (stamped), Line 1, Dwelling 69, Family 69, Household of Frank BROCK.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

1852 Land Deed~Asahel Six and Wife Sarah to Moses Brock


This indenture made the twenty eight day of December on the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and fifty two between Asahel Six and Sarah Six his wife of the one party and Moses Brock of the other part all of the county of Hinds and State of Mississippi. Witnesseth that the said Asahel Six and Sarah Six for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty seven dollars and fifty cents to them in hand paid by the said Moses Brock the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained and sold and by the presents do grant bargain quit convey deliver and confirm unto the said Moses Brock his heirs Executers, administrators & assigns forever all our portion Lot three divided interest claim or claims in and to the unsettled and undivided estate of William Brock late of Hinds county state of Mississippi, deceased. Especially all our interest in the Negro or mulatto man John belonging to said estate or the legal heirs of the same and all our interest in the money belonging to said estate amounting to three hundred and twenty dollars, more or less which is now in the hands of the said Moses Brock as the legal administrator of the said estate to have and to hold the interest of the said Asahel Six and Sarah Six his wife
in the estate aforesaid together with all profits and interest arising there from. In testimony whereof the said Asahel Six and Sarah does hereunto set their hands and affix their seals date first above written.
                                                                                      Asahel Six (Seal)
                                                                                      Sarah Six (Seal)

The State of Mississippi}
Hinds County} Personally appeared before me John J. Williams a Justice of the Peace in and for said county the within named Asahel Six and Sarah Six his wife who personally acknowledge that they Signed sealed and delivers the within Deed Bill of Sale or Trust claim on the day and year therein written as their voluntary act and deed the said Sarah Six on a private Examination separate and apart from her said husband acknowledge that She Signed Sealed and delivered said Instrument of wording on the day and year therein mentioned fully as her voluntary act and Deed with any fear threats or compulsion of her husband.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 28th day of December A. D. 1852.                                                                            John J. Williams (Seal)
Filed 4 Jany 1853 & Recorded 13 January 1853.
G. B. Downing, Clk

Asahel Six, son of Phillip Six and his wife Charlotte Selsor was born 1806 in Mississippi. On 22 November 1838 Asahel married Sarah Brock, age 18, daughter of William Brock and his 1st wife Charlotte [LNU]. Asahel and Sarah had six children; 3 sons and 3 daughters.

Moses Brock mentioned in the deed is the son of William and Charlotte thus he is also Sarah’s brother.

Sarah and Moses Brock are my 1st Cousin 5 times removed; their father William Brock is my 4th Great Grand Uncle. 

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[1] Mississippi, Deed Book 22: page 36 & 37, Asahel Six and Sarah Six his wife; Register of Deeds, (Raymond, Rankin County, Mississippi; accessed 21 March 2013). https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL5-3Q3G-Q?i=24&cat=134138

Monday, January 13, 2020

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will of James Lindsey

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

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


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

Today’s subject is the Last Will of James Lindsey, 1837.



James Lindsey WILL
In the name of Almighty God Amen. I James Lindsey of the sate of Kentucky and County of Trigg being low in health but strong in mind for which I praise Almighty God make this my last Will and Testament this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven. I commend my Spirit to Almighty God the giver and my body to the dust and wish to be buried in a plain Christian manner. Item 1st I lend to my beloved (pg 144) wife Eleanor all and singular my land and Plantation. I lend her also all my stock of any kind all my working tools household and Kitchen furniture. And all my Negroes and their increase. Item 2nd I lend to my beloved wife Jim a negro man during her life and after her death to be set Free. Item 3rd. After my beloved wife’s death I request that all my Stock be sold together with all my household and kitchen furniture and all my working tools on a credit of twelve months. Item 4th I request that the land be sold either at private or public sale as my Executors shall think the most advantageous. Item 5th I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca Cates Six hundred Dollars to be paid out of the property of the estate. Item 6th I will and bequeath unto my daughter Susan Evans Three hundred Dollars to be paid out of the property of the Estate. Item 7 All the residue of the Estate I request that it be divided equally among all my children Exception Sackfield Sanford who has received his share and I enjoin it upon him to be my sole Executor without fear or rewards. Signed Sealed in presence of us and we in presence of each other saw the said James Lindsey Sign & Seal the within.
Samuel Northington                         James Lindsey {Seal}
John H. Russell
E. S. Lewis

Commonwealth of Kentucky}
Trigg County} Let
I James E. Thompson Clerk of the County Court, for the County aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing last Will and testament of James Lindsey deceased was on this day produced into our Said Trigg County Court and proved according to law by the oaths of John H. Rufsell and Samuel Worthington subscribing witnefses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Whereupon the said last Will and testament together with this certificate hath been duly admitted to record in my office.
Given under my hand this 12th day of February 1838.
J. E. Thompson, C.S.C.C.

Trigg County, Kentucky
Will Book “B” (1835-1843); pages 143 & 144; Image 373 of 560
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99DP-LPL?i=372&cc=1875188&cat=431993

James Lindsey married Tabitha Cook, daughter of Daniel Cook, Sr and Ruth Moultrie on 18 October 1819. Based on recent research he was much older than Tabitha Cook.



Many unsourced on-line trees show that Tabitha Cook Lindsey died in 1824 in Jefferson County, Missouri. I haven’t been able to prove this date but I did find a land deed dated 7 November 1825 between James Lindsey and his wife Elendor to  Sackfield S. Lindsey.

Also, James Lindsey‘s Will dated 3 March 1837 shows he was still married to Elendor. I have not found a marriage record for the marriage between James and Elendor. The November 1825 land deed can be viewed here: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLX-KS9F-R?cat=432792 

That same Land Deed and Will names his son Sackfield Sanford Lindsey. Sackfield Sanford Lindsey was born in 1799; this indicates a previous marriage before his marriage in October 1819 to Tabitha Cook.
I have found no evidence of children born to the unions between Tabitha Cook and Elendor [LNU].

Tabitha Cook, 2nd known wife of James Lindsey, is my 1st Cousin 6 times removed.


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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99DP-LPL?i=372&cc=1875188&cat=431993
[2] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLX-KS9F-R?cat=432792 




























Sunday, January 12, 2020

TEXAS PIONEER DIES AT VAN ALSTYNE; VETERAN MASON

TEXAS PIONEER DIES AT VAN ALSTYNE; VETERAN MASON
WAS FATHER OF MRS. SCOTT FULTON OF VAN ALSTYNE.
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N. M. Drye, 74, pioneer of North Texas, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Scott Fulton, at Van Alstyne, on Saturday night, after a six week illness form arlerio sclerosis and apoplexy according to word received here. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Fulton home, Rev.J. M. Dunn of Sulphur Springs and Revs. Leo Johnson, Virgil M. Hailry and C. R. Fielder of the local churches officiating. Mr. Drye was a native of Kentucky, having been born in that State at Bradfordsville, on December 14, 1845. In 1870, he moved to Texas, where he settled at Pilot Grove, East of Van Alstyne, making his home at Pilot Grove with Dr. W. C. Homes, member of the Texas constitutional convention, of whom he was a contemporary and intimate friend. Later, he moved to Sherman from which place he came to Van Alstyne, where he engaged in business until his retirement several years ago. Since that time, he has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Fulton.
On November 7, 1871, Mr. Drye was married to Miss Belle Wilson at Bradfordsville, Kentucky by whom he is survived, together with a son, John W. Drye, and a daughter, Mrs. Fulton. There is also a brother, living in Kentucky, three grandchildren and other relatives who survive him. He was one of the oldest among the Masons of North Texas, having joined that order in Kentucky in 1867, and being a member of Mantua Lodge of Van Alstyne at the time of his death.
Interment was had at the local cemetery according to the rites of Masonry, conducted by Manrua Lodge.
Mr. Drye was well known to many North Texas and his funeral was attended by a number of friends from other sections.



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[1] Published in “The Courier-Gazette; McKinney, Texas; 8 December 1924, page 1

Saturday, January 11, 2020

It’s Family Time~The Lewis Rivers Family

Lewis Rivers was born on 6 Nov 1811 in Chesterfield County, SC, a son of Frederick F. Rivers, Jr. and his wife, Sarah “Siddie” Boatwright, daughter of Lewis Boatwright and Sarah Lundy. He was the fourth borne of seven children. His siblings consisted of 4 brothers and 2 sisters. He, like most of this era, was a farmer.

In 1839, at age 28, Lewis married Lenora L. Padgett, age 21, of Darlington County, South Carolina. Lewis and Lenore raised a family of five children; 2 sons and 3 daughters.

The Children of Lewis Rivers and Lenora L. Padgett are:

i. Rebecca A. Rivers, born 1 Oct 1840, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married James Wilson Myers, 28 Feb 1861, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 10 Dec 1925, Anson County, North Carolina.
ii. David T. Rivers was born on 4 Feb 1842 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died on 15 Jan 1873 at the age of 30 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. Estate was probated 1873.
iii. Harriet D. Rivers was born on 20 Aug 1843 in Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died on 21 Aug 1918 at the age of 75 in White Store, Anson County, North Carolina. No record of ever marrying.
iv. Frances Elizabeth "Fannie" Rivers, born 20 Mar 1846, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Albert Ellis Rushing, 1880; died 16 Jan 1915, Lanes Creek, Union County, North Carolina.
v. Charles Henry "Charley" Rivers, born 28 Oct 1846, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Harriet Anne Huntley, 20 Mar 1873, Anson County, North Carolina; died 28 Jan 1939, Marshville, Union, North Carolina.

Lenore (Padgett) Rivers, wife of Lewis, died on 16 June 1886 and was buried in the Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Nine years later on 11 February 1895, Lewis Rivers passed away while tending his cattle and shucking corn.

-Mr. Lewis RIVERS, an aged citizen of White’s Store township, died very suddenly last Friday. He had gone out to the lot to attend to his cattle and was shucking corn in the barn when he dropped dead. He was 82 years of age.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jganis/unionco/newspapers1891-1899.html

Lewis Rivers was buried beside his faithful wife in the Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Lewis Rivers is my 1st Cousin 5 times removed.



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    1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  2 August 2011); Memorial page for Lewis Rivers; (6 November 1811–11 February 1893); Find a Grave memorial #22563185, Citing Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery; Mount Croghan, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
     2. 1840 U S Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, page 365, Household of Lewis Rivers; digital images, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M740_Roll 510.
     3. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page: 147B; Line 10, Dwelling 760; Family760, Household of Lewis RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
     4. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page 136, Line 29, dwelling 598, family 598, Household of Lewis RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
     5. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Mount Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 330B(stamped); Line 36, Dwelling 128, Family 128, Household of  L.[Lewis] RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 7 January 2020); citing  National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
     6. 1880 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Whites Store, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #6, Page 423, Line 38, dwelling 42, family 43, Household of Lewis RIVERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 17 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm T9-951.
     7. Mr. Lewis Rivers obituary, The PlowBoy, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA, 27 February 1895.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jganis/unionco/newspapers1891-1899.html.
     8. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Lenora L. Padgett Rivers (28 April 1818–16 June 1886), Memorial # 22563211.
     9. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, David T. Rivers (4 February 1842–15 January 1873), Memorial # 22563247.
   10. James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Self-Published, 1995, PAGE 258. Tombstone of DAVID T. RIVERS; 4 February 1842–15 January 1873, Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
    11. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Harriet D. Rivers (20 August 1843–21 August 1918), Memorial #31151784.
    12. 1910 U. S. Census, Union County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lanes Creek, Union County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0124, Page 257A; Line 3, Dwelling 17, Family 17, Household of Albert RUSHING; digital image, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 September 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1134.
     13. "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21454-19330-77?cc=1911121 : accessed 7 May 2016), Anson County > R > Rivers, David T (1873) > image 1 of 6; State Archives, Raleigh.











Thursday, January 9, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage, Cook and Lindsay







Transcription:

State of Kentucky}
Christian County)
         I do hereby certify that in pursuance of a Licensee from the Clerk of Sd County I  Solemnize the rites of Matrimony between James Lindsay & Tabitha Cook on the 18th October 1819.----                                                 Abner Boyd

On 18 October 1819 in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, James Lindsay and Tabitha Cook were united in marriage by Abner Boyd. 

Tabitha Cook was a daughter of Daniel Cook , Sr. and his wife Ruth Moultrie. Sometime around 1812 her father, Daniel passed away and her mother Ruth Moultrie Cook moved her family from Chesterfield County, SC  to Trigg County, Kentucky.

I have found very little information about James and Tabitha after their marriage.

But in November 1825 James Lindsay did convey 333 acres of land in Trigg County to his Mother-in-law Ruth Cook (DBook B, page 276 & 277).

This Indenture made this 21st day of November 1825, Between James Lindsay of the County of Trig and State of Kentucky of the one part and Ruthy Cook of the County of Stewart and State of Tennessee of the other part.

There are two James Lindsay’s in the 1820 and 1830 census. In one 1830 Lindsay household James is 70-79 with no wife. In the other, he is 20-29 with a wife the same age. The latter matches what I have as probable birth years for James Lindsay and Tabitha Cook.  

If you are related to James Lindsay or Tabitha Cook I would like to hear from you.

Tabitha Cook Lindsay, the wife of James, is my 1st Cousin 6 times removed.







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[2} https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLX-KS9F-K?cat=432792

Monday, January 6, 2020

Amanuensis Monday~Last Will of Jesse J. Cook, 1856.

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

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

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

Today’s subject is the Last Will of Jesse J. Cook 1







Last WILL of Jesse J. Cook

State of Alabama}
Wilcox County} Know all men by these presents that I Jefse J. Cook of the County & State aforesaid do make this my last will and testament.
I give & bequeath to my wife Eugenia Rufsell Cook all my property of whatsoever kind nature or description to have and to hold to her sole and separate use & benefit for and during the term of her natural life) I mean as long as she may live) and after that to any heirs I may have living with its natural increases to be equally divided among them.
I give to my said wife no power to dispose of any of my property in any way whatever not even her life Estate in the same except by and through my Executors and their Sucefsors, herein after named and in the manner herein after specified & provided.
I give to my Executors full power to sell or exchange property to pay any Debts and to do any and all things for that purpose that I could do as fully and completely as I could were I living and acting for myself Giving no bonds taking no affidavits as such Exrs. Nor do I wish them to be compelled to settle with any Courts of any Kind.
If they prefer to settle with my said Wife I wish to Keep my Estate out of Court and any Wife from being bothered with them and any Exrs. To have as little trouble as pofsible in attending to the matters of my Estate. I am willing to trust to their honor. After the payment of any debts I wish my wife to take pofsefsion of my property and should she she wish to sell change or dispose of any of it. I wish it done by my Executors. But in all case the same amount of property of some kind must be purchased by my Executors for my Estate as the amount they may sell at her request and such property must belong to & Kept be apart of my Estate under the same restrictions & be as the original property.
I wish my wife to have full power at any time she may think proper after my children arrive at the age of twenty one years or marry to give them such portions of the estate property of such Estate and under such directions as she may wish. In this matter exercising her own will & discretion. But doing equal justice to each at the proper time.-------
I hereby nominate constitute & appoint David W. Sterrett James E. Cook and John Eades Gullett Executors of this my last will and testaments. And should either of them die or refuses to act then those that may be living by and with advice & consent of my said wife shall fill the vacancy or vacancies so occurring.
In Witnefs whereof I this day and in the presence of these Witnefses which I have call on to witnefs the same do hereunto set my hand & seal this the 19th day of January 1856.
Attest                                                                                   J. J. Cooke
H. R. Gordon}
H. Kenneworth}
H. H. Love}

State of Alabama} Probate Court of said County
Wilcox County} Oct 25th 1858.
Before me Zo S. Cook Judge of the said Probate Court personally appeared in open Court H. R. Gordon and H. H. Love who having been by me first respectively duly sworn did & do depose & say [illegible] that they are each subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing now shown to them and which purports to be the last will & testament of J. J. Cook dec’d. lately an inhabitant of this County that said J. J. Cook said deceased signed & executed said instrument on the day the same bears date and declared the same to be his last will & treatment and that affiants set their signatures thereto on the day the same bears date as subscribing witnefses to the same in the presence of said testator that said was of sound mind & disposing memory and in the opinion of deponents fully capable of making his will at the time the same was so made as aforesaid. Affiants further state that said testator was of on the day of the said date of said will of the full age of twenty one years & upwards.
Subscribed & sworn to before me} H. H. Love
this 25 Oct 1858 to all the above} H. R. Gordon
except the date of signing the]
not [illegible] by Witnefs}
H. R. Gordon                                                                             Zo S Cook
Judge



Jesse and Eugenia had two Children – David Jesse and William. Based on Census information it looks as if Jesse and Eugenia both have passed away by 1860. In 1860, the two children – David and William - are living in the household of a Reverend John WILMER and his wife Rosella. 

1860 CENSUS: Eastern Division, Wilcox, Alabama; Roll: M653_26;  Family History Library Film: 803026, Page: 1049(stamped); Line 9, Dwelling 235, Family 262; John WILMER, Minister, Male, age 40, born in PA; Rosella WILMER, Female, age 30, born in AL; David COOK, Male, age 12, born in AL and Wm. COOK, Male, age 9, born in AL.

Why Jesse died at such a young age (39) has been lost over time but he is remembered as his young bride wrote in 1858. 2

Inscription
Aged 39 years, 9 months, and 9 days
"Honor, truth, and a sincere desire to do unto others as he would that they should do unto him were among his many virtues. To know him was to love him; to make him was to praise.
He sleeps in Jesus. Angels bright
Have borne him hence to worlds of light,
Have borne him shouting to the skies,
Where bliss immortal never dies"
Erected to his memory by his bereaved wife and loving children." 



Jesse J. Cook is my 2nd Cousin 5 times removed.



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[1] Wilcox County, Alabama, Will Book:4, pages 1 & 2 Jesse J. COOK; www.Ancestry.com, Camden, Alabama.
Alabama, Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999
Wilcox Loose Estate Case Files, Cook Jesse J - Crum Jacob H, 1830-1915
Wilcox County, Alabama
Image 7 of 1913
Will Book 4, Page 1 & 2
https://ancstry.me/36qF2l3
[2] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2 November 2017); Memorial page for Jesse J Cook; (25 December 1818–4 October 1858); Find a Grave memorial #26338023, Citing Allenton Cemetery; Allenton, Wilcox County, Alabama, USA.
[3] 1860 U. S. Census, Wilcox County, Alabama, population schedule, Eastern Division, Wilcox, Alabama, Page: 1049(stamped); Line 9, Dwelling 235, Family 262, Household of John WILMER; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 2 January 2020); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_26.







































Saturday, January 4, 2020

It’s Family Time~The Daniel Cook, Sr. Family



From “Notable Men of Alabama” we find Samael Calvin Cook, son of Daniel Cook, Jr. stating that the Cook arrived in Charleston, SC in 1776 from Virginia.



"...in Darlington county, SC. The name Daniel has been a family name for several generations, the great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch, Daniel Cook, coming from Ireland, and his wife from Wales, they settled in Virginia.  Daniel the second mentioned above, moved from Virginia in 1776 and settled in South Carolina, near Charleston, entering the Revolutionary War and serving under Gen. Francis Marion.  After the war he married the sister of General Moultrie, and the family have the powder gourd belonging to that officer; Joseph Norwood, the maternal great-grandfather,..."

After the War, Daniel Cook, Sr. married Ruth Moultrie. I have found nor record of their marriage but their first-born child, a daughter called Alice “Allie Cook, was born on 23 June 1788 in Chesterfield District, South Carolina.

On 5 March 1793, a plat for 200 Acres On Wallaces Prong And Camp Branch, Chesterfield County, Cheraw District, Surveyed By Alexander Craig was allotted to Daniel Cook. This was most likely related to his service during the Revolutionary War.

His service during the Revolutionary War is very sketchy but I haven’t expended all avenues of research as of yet. Two documents in the SC Archives relate to his service during the Revolutionary War.
  1. Legislative Papers Filed in Accounts Audited of Claims Growing Out of the Revolution (S108092) Daniel Cook, Accounts Audited (File No. 1434A)
  2. Committee On Claims, Report On The Petition Of Daniel Cook And The Report Of The Comptroller General Concerning Payment For Revolutionary Service. (4 Frames)
    People in this record: Cook, Daniel; Also: Mays, Samuel
After their marriage, Daniel and Ruth settled down and begin to grow a rather large family of about 11 known children. First to arrive was Alice in 1788 and one of the youngest of the Children was Abraham Mastin Cook on 26 April 1812.  There are three children for which I have no birth dates that are believed to also be the children of Daniel and Ruth.

Family lore says that Daniel Cook died in 1812 as a result of injuries during the War of 1812.  As of today, this is just “folklore” as no death date has been found for Daniel Cook. Daniel was over 45 years old in the 1810 Census. Based on the two censuses (1810 &1820) that Daniel Sr is listed in his birth date calculates to be between 1756 and 1765.

The Accounts Audited document “Legislative Papers Filed in Accounts Audited of Claims Growing Out of the Revolution (S108092) is dated 17 December 1812 so that will be my next avenue of research.


Daniel Cook and Ruth Moultrie had the following children:

i. Alice "Allie" Cook, born 23 Jun 1788, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Samuel Sellers; died 7 Feb 1847, Wilcox County, Alabama.
ii. Joseph Moultrie Cook, born abt 1790; married Martha Lindsey, 10 Aug 1816, Christian Co., KY; died bef 22 Mar 1830, Hinds County, Mississippi.
iii. Daniel Cook Jr., born 14 Feb 1795, Chesterfield County, South Carolina Carolina; married Martha Warren Norwood, 28 Jan 1818, Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina; married Caroline McMillan, 19 Sep 1843, Clarke County, Alabama; died 16 Jan 1878, Possum Bend, Wilcox, Alabama.
iv. Margaret Cook, born 1797; married Holden Barrett; died Jul 1867, Russellville, Franklin, Alabama.
v. Mary Susan Cook, born abt 1800, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Blount Alsobrook, bef 1830; died Oct 1879, Colbert County., Alabama.
vi. Levica Cook, born 5 Mar 1805, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Isaac Futrell, 21 Apr 1824, Christian Co., Kentucky; died 16 Sep 1869, Stewart County., Tennessee.
vii. William Ervin Cook, born Dec 1809, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Levisa Downs, 20 Apr 1840; married Naomi Calhoun, 12 Jul 1845; died 5 Jun 1892, Calloway County, Kentucky.
viii. Abraham Mastin Cook, born 26 Apr 1812, Chesterfield County, South Carolina; married Eliza Pressly, 20 May 1846; died 16 Jan 1868, Wilcox County, Alabama.
ix. Tillitha Cook married James Lindsey on 18 Oct 1819 in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky.
x. James Cook died. NEVER MARRIED
xi. John Cook married Ann Witty on 29 Nov 1817 in Christian County, Kentucky.

Daniel and Ruth (Moultrie) Cook are my 5th Great Grand Uncle and Aunt.


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    1. Joel Campbell DuBose, Notable Men of Alabama:: Personal and Genealogical, Volume 2 (Atlanta, Georgia: Southern Historical assoc., 1904), 405-407.
     2. "Online Records Index", SC Department of Archives and History, SC Archives Database (http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/search.aspx : Viewed 3 December 2018), Land Plats, Daniel Cook,  "Plat For 200 Acres On Wallaces Prong And Camp Branch, Chesterfield County, Cheraw District, Surveyed By Alexander Craig.," ; ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0031 Page: 00226 Item: 001.
     3. 1800 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 101; Line 05, Household of Daniel COOK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 December 2018); citing NARA microfilm publication M32, Roll 47.
     4. "Online Records Index," SC Archives Database, Daniel Cook, "Officers Of The 39Th Regt Of Infantry, Petition Asking For Amendments To The Militia Law.," .
     5. 1810 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 578; Line 07, Household of Daniel COOK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 December 2018); citing  National Archives Microfilm M252_60.
     6. "Online Records Index," SC Archives Database, Daniel Cook, "Payment For Revolutionary Service," .
     7. Land Deed - RUTH COOK TO JOHN COOK AND OTHERS DEED OF GIFT; 30 September 1824; Deed Book #7; Page(s) 216; Register of Deeds; Dover, Stewart County, TN; 10 August 2019.
     8. Land Deed - JAMES LINDSEY to RUTH COOK; 21 November 1825; Deed Book #B; Page(s) 276; Register of Deeds; Cadiz, Trigg County, KY; 10 August 2019.