Saturday, February 29, 2020

It’s Family Time~The Robert Clinton Deese Family

Robert Clinton Deese was born 4 July 1830 in Anson County, NC to James Deese and Alice Bethea. Robert reported his occupation to be a “Day Laborer” in most of the censuses and in some censuses no occupation was listed.  

On 22 July 1859, Robert, age 29, married Julia Best, age 26, in Robeson County, North Carolina. To this union were born six children; 3 sons and 3 daughters.

The children's of Robert Clinton Deese and Julia Best were:

        i.    Ellen Deese was born on 11 May 1862 in Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, She died on 25 Dec 1951 at the age of 89 in Robeson County, North Carolina. Never married.
         ii.    Mary E Deese was born on 7 Feb 1866 in Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina. She died on 31 Oct 1942 at the age of 76 in Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina. Never married.
         iii.    Durham Deese was born on 24 Nov 1867 in Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina. He died on 1 Feb 1941 at the age of 73 in Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina.
         iv.    John Rowland Deese, born 24 Dec 1872, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina; married Frances Hall, 10 May 1898, Robeson, North Carolina; died 2 Jul 1936, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina.
         v.    Owen Clinton Deese, born 25 Nov 1875, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina; married Edith Moorer Rooser; died 11 Feb 1947, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina.
         vi.    Amelia Virginia Deese, born abt 1878, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina; married John Monroe Jones, 1 May 1902, Robeson County, North Carolina; died 17 Jun 1959, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina.


Robert Clinton Deese died on 25 June 1916; his wife, Julia, died on 28 Sept. 1919. Both are buried in Meadowbrook Cemetery, Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina.  

Robert Clinton Deese is my 1st Cousin 3 times removed.



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    1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  3 March 2219); Memorial page for Robert Deese; (4 July 1832–25 June 1916); Find a Grave memorial # 150120638, Citing Meadowbrook Cemetery; Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina, USA.
     2. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Sandy Point, Anson, North Carolina, Page: 186B(stamped); Line 12, Dwelling 412, Family 412, Household of  James DEAS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 12 March 2018); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.
     3. 1860 U. S. Census, Robeson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Robeson, North Carolina, Page: 487(stamped); Line 25, Dwelling 365, Family 365, Household of Robert DEESE; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 March 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M653, Roll 911.
     4. 1870 U. S. Census, Robeson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, , Page: 101B(stamped); Line 29, Dwelling 45, Family 53, Household of Robert DEAS; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 March 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M593, Roll 1157.
     5. 1880 U. S. Census, Robeson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 181, Page: 526D)stamped); Line 10, Dwelling 69, Family 69, Household of  Robert DEES; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 March 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T9181, Roll 979.
       6. 1900 U. S. Census, Robeson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0108, Page: 5/21 (Stamped); Line 55, Dwelling 93, Family 106, Household of and Robert DEES; online database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 March 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication T9181, Roll 979.
    7. 1910 US Census, Robeson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lumberton, Robeson, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0106, Page: 13B/206 (stamped); Line 67, Dwelling 250, Family 255, Household of Robert DEES; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 March 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1129.
     8. Robert Deese, death certificate 472 (Death Date: 25 Jun 1916), NC State Archives., North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina.
     9. "North Carolina, Marriages Record, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 March 2019), Marriage: Robert Dees & Julia Best, Bond date: 22 Jul 1859.
     10. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Julia Deese (16 June 1833–28 September 1919), Memorial # 185228995.
     11. Julia Deas, Lumberton, Robeson , North Carolina , USA death certificate  (Death Date: 28 Sep 1919).

Friday, February 28, 2020

Marriage of John C. Wadsworth


John Carpenter Wadsworth was born on 6 July 1802 in North Carolina, a son of John B. Wadsworth and Elizabeth Carpenter. He was a Merchant.

At the age of 33, he married  Winifred P. “Wincy” Ingram on 25 February 1836 in Anson County, North Carolina. Winifred P. “Wincy” Ingram was born abt 1821, a daughter of Thomas Ingram, Esq. of Anson County.  The marriage was performed by the Rev. John Culpepper, Jr.
transcription:
In Anson County, N.C. on Tuesday evening, the 25th of Feb., by the Rev. John Culpepper, Jr., Mr. John C. Wadsworth , Merchant of this place, to Miss Wincy P. daughter of Thomas Ingram, Esq. 

The following chidden were born to John Carpenter Wadsworth and Winifred P. Ingram:
        i.    Mary E. Wadsworth, born abt 1836, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
       ii.    Alice J. Wadsworth, born 2 Mar 1838, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married James T. Kelly; died 21 Nov 1859, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
      iii.    John A. Wadsworth was born about 1839 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
      iv.    John C. Wadsworth was born about 1841 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
       v.    Thomas J. Wadsworth was born about 1845 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Sometime between 1860 and 1870, John and Wincy moved their family to Marshall County, Mississippi. They are buried in the Ingram Watkins Cemetery, Warsaw, Marshall County, Mississippi.

 

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[1] "Married," The Cheraw Gazette, Cheraw, SC, 1 March 1836, Page 64, Column 4, Marriage: John C. Wadsworth & Wincy P. Ingram. Marriage Date: 25 February 1836.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wordless Wednesday~Frisco, Utah Ghost Town





Carrie Emma Thompson
(Mar 1894-June 1894)

Samuel Bailie
(May 1866-Sept 1894)

Myrtle C. Norvald
(Dec 1899-Feb 1900)



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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisco,_Utah
[2] https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/109209/frisco-cemetery
[3] All photos from my archives and were taken in the 1980’s while living in Utah.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tombstone Tuesday~Malachi “Mally” Rivers

Malachi “Mally” Rivers
b. 22 August 1812
d. 18 June 1884
bu. Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery


Tombstone Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr


Mally Rivers was the son of William Rivers and Elizabeth “Betsy” Rivers. He is also the brother of my 3rd Great Grandmother, Huldah (Rivers) Davis.

Mally Rivers married Sarah Ann Boatwright, daughter of Drury Boatwright and Lavicy “Vicy” Thurman about 1837. They raised a large family of 15 children; 8 sons and 7 daughters.  Their 2 oldest sons, William and John died during the Civil War. Their first-born, a daughter,  died young.   

Malachi Rivers and Sarah Ann Boatwright had the following children:

        i.    Elizabeth Ann Rivers was born on 15 Oct 1839 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. She died young.
        ii.    William B. Rivers was born on 24 Dec 1840 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, He later died on 19 July 1862 at Richmond, Virginia.
        iii.    John M. Rivers was born on 2 Feb 1843 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died in the Civil War.
        iv.    Isaac Rivers was born in 1843 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He is mentioned in a Land Deed dated 1 February 1883.
        v.    Mary Jane Rivers, born 30 Mar 1845, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Isaac J. Rivers, abt 1858; died 10 Sep 1900.
        vi.    Sarah Boatwright Rivers, born 8 Mar 1848, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Malachi J. Rivers, Dec 1865; died 28 Jun 1931, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
        vii.    Rosa Ann Rivers, born 14 Mar 1850, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William C. Purvis, 1873; died 16 May 1928, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
        viii.    Thomas Frederick Rivers, born 5 Mar 1852, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Sarah Ann Stowe Fincher, 20 Dec 1879, died 22 May 1919, Rock Hill, York, South Carolina.
        ix.    Louisa A. "Ludie" Rivers, born 22 Dec 1854, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Albert Eddins, abt 1870, died 16 Feb 1921, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
        x.    Thetis Rivers, born 30 Mar 1856, Chesterfield, Chesterfield; married Samuel Davis Watson, abt 1875; died 31 Jan 1924, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina.
        xi.    Hulda Rivers was born on 7 Jun 1858 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.  She died on 10 Feb 1926 at the age of 67 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.

CONFLICT IN DEATH YEAR: Tombstone shows 1926; SC DEATH CERTIFICATE #1885 shows the year as 1927. She died on 10 Feb 1927 at the age of 68 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. SC DEATH INDEX, Book 4, Certificate #1885 shows death date as 10 February 1927
        xii.    Drury L. Rivers was born on 21 Mar 1860 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. BIRTH CONFLICT: Apr 1860 (1900 Census) & Mar 1860 Tombstone. Drury died on 24 Jan 1920 at the age of 59 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
        xiii.    James Martus "Big Jim Rivers" Rivers, born 22 Feb 1862, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Eliza Catherine McDougald, 11 Dec 1887; died 3 Dec 1931, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
        xiv.    Henry Rivers, born 20 Mar 1864, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Margarete Evelyn Hendrix, 1887; died 4 Dec 1922, Cheraw, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
        xv.    Charles "Charlie" Rivers, born 8 Apr 1867, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Winnie Susanna Hendrix, 1889, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 1 Oct 1921, Florence, Florence, South Carolina.


Some online trees show another son, George, born about 1870; died 1873. I have not found a single primary source record that shows the existence of a child named George.


Malachi “Mally” Rivers is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle.





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Sources:

  • Ancestry, Military Service Records. https://www.fold3.com/ : 2015.
  • Cemetery Survey,  Source: Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey.
  • Davis, Harry Alexander. The Davis Family in Wales and America. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1927.
  • Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave. Database, http://www.findagrave.com, 3 June 2013.
  • Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave. Database, http://www.findagrave.com, 8 October 2011.
  • Kirkland, Randolph W. 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.
  • Obituary for HULDA RIVERS, The Chesterfield Advertiser. Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 17 February 1927.
  • Rev. War Pension and Land-Bounty Application Files. , NARA microfilm publication M804, Roll 766. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
  • South Carolina. Chesterfield County. Land Deeds. Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
  • Texas. Travis County. Austin. Department of Health. Vital Records. Death certificate.
  • United States. South Carolina. Chesterfield County. 1830 U S Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
  • United States. South Carolina. Chesterfield County. 1840 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
  • United States. South Carolina. Chesterfield County. 1850 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
  • United States. South Carolina. Chesterfield County. 1860 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
  • United States. South Carolina. Chesterfield County. 1870 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
  • United States. South Carolina. Chesterfield County. 1880 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2011.
  • United States. South Carolina. Chesterfield County. 1900 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://ancestry.com : 2011.
  • United States. South Carolina. Chesterfield County. 1910 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://ancestry.com : 2011.
  • United States. South Carolina. Chesterfield County. 1920 U. S. Census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://ancestry.com : 2011.




Monday, February 24, 2020

Mystery Monday~What is the Relationship Between Stephen Jackson & John Melton

This Land Deed references a unique or special bond (love and goodwill/ and affection) between two men, Stephen Jackson, and John Melton.

Know ye that the sd. Stephen Jackson of the County of Anson and State of No, Carolina Planter for and in consideration of the Love and goodwill/and affection which I bear towards John Melton

But what is the connection between these two men? They bought and sold land between themselves on several occasions. But, other than this close bond I can find no other connection between the two.



Stephen Jackson to John Melton
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS shall come I Stephen Jackson do send greetings.
Know ye that the sd. Stephen Jackson of the County of Anson and State of No, Carolina Planter for and in consideration of the Love and good will/and affection which I bear towards John Melton of the same County and State have given and granted and by these presents do freely give & grant unto the said John Melton his heirs Exers. Admrs. all and singular that tract or parcel of lend whereon I now live in the State and County aforesd. of which before the signing of these presents, I have put him the sd. John Melton in possession of TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all the sd. tract of land to him the sd. John Melton his heirs Exers. Admrs, from hence fourth as his the said John Melton his properton [proper use] during my natural life and at my decease to be given up to my son John Jackson. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 12 May 1816.
Signed Sealed & delivered                                 Stephen Jackson {Seal}
in the presence of
James X his mark Melton                         No. Carolina
Sarah X her mark Melton                          Anson County     July Term 1817.
Then the within Deed of Gift was acknowledged in open Court & ordered to be registered.
                                                                                     Tod Robinson, Clk.


If you have information related to these two men I would love to hear from you. The Stephen Jackson in this Deed is most likely Capt. Stephen Jackson (1750-1832).




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[1] North Carolina, Deed Book: "Q", page 215, Stephen Jackson to John Melton; Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
















Sunday, February 23, 2020

Alvin White~Laura Sanders Marriage, 1879.

On 23 December 1879, Alvin Raymond White, age 30. married Laura Rosalie Sanders, age 18, daughter of Moses J. Sanders and Prudence Reeves.

Alvin Raymond White was a son of Richmond White and M. Ann Parsons. 

They were married by B. Sanders, a Baptist Minister in the home of Prudy Sanders (Brides Mother), Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina. Moses J. Sanders the father of Laura had passed away in 1874. 





The Children of Alvin and Laura are:
  1. W. H. White, 19 Dec 1880
  2. Mrs. Andrew Tice (Ethel), b. 10 Feb. 1883
  3. Mrs. James Coward (Bertha), b. 1 Jan 1885
  4. Charles White, 17 Jun 1888
  5. John White, 17 Aug 1894
  6. Daisy White, b. 12 Feb. 1896
  7. Callie White, b.5 Aug 1897
  8. Lillie White, b. 28 Aug 1900
Laura Rosalie Sanders died in 1905. Alvin Raymond White died 9 February 1911 in Cordova, NC.

Death of Mr. A.R. White
Mr. A. R. White, formerly a resident of this county, died at his home at Cordova, in Richmond County last Thurs. Feb. 9 after a short illness and the remains were brought here Friday for burial at Mount Beulah Baptist Church burial ground. The funeral service was held at the church Friday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. T. W. Chambliss of this city.
Mr. White was a native of South Carolina but located in Anson County in 1884, and was married to Miss Laura Rosalie Sanders in 1866. (error should be 1879) The wife died 6 years ago. Eight children, four sons and four daughters survive the father. The daughters are Mrs. Andrew Tice, of Anson, Mrs. James Coward of Rockingham, and Misses Lillie and Daisy White of Cordova. The sons Messrs. W. H. White, Charles, John and Callie White, all of Richmond County but were here at the funeral service. [Messenger-Intelligencer newspaper; Feb. 13, 1911 edition. Obituary posted on FindAGrave Memorial Created by:
Sandy

Alvin and Laura  are buried in the Mount Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina


Alvin Raymond White is my 1st Cousin 3 times removed.











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[1] "North Carolina, Marriages Record, 1741-2011," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 16 May 2018), Marriage: Alvin White & Laura Sanders, Marriage Date: 23 Dec 1879.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

It’s Family Time~Callie Lillie Laudie


Arthur Reginald Burton was born on 21 Aug 1888 in Blackburn, England, United Kingdom. The 1920 census shows that he immigrated to the United States arriving in 1912.

Callie Lillie Laudie was born 12 February 1894 in Wayne County, North Carolina. She was a daughter of Charles Lucius Laudie and Margaret Elizabeth Davis.

Sometime before 1910, Lillie, her brother Charles Lucius , Andrew and her Mother Margaret had migrated and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah.


In Salt Lake City, Callie Lillie Laudie met Arthur Reginald Burton who had just recently (1912) immigrated to America.

Arthur Reginald Burton and Callie Lillie Laudie were married on 31 Dec 1913 in Farmington, Davis, Utah.

Arthur Reginald Burton and Callie Lillie Laudie had the following children:
        i.    Hazel D. Burton was born about 1905 in Colorado. Adopted daughter.
         ii.    Arthur Laudy Burton was born on 29 Oct 1914.  He died on 5 Apr 1999 at the age of 84.
         iii.    Leo Harry Burton was born on 5 May 1916 in Utah. He died on 7 Jan 1968 at the age of 51.
         iv.    Bernice Burton was born on 19 Dec 1917.
         v.    Marian Burton was born on 28 Jul 1919.

Callie Lillie Laudie is my 3rd Cousin twice removed.



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1. 1910 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake County, Utah, population schedule, Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake, Utah, enumeration district (ED) 0135, Page 8A/29A; Line 35, Dwelling 144, Family 165, Household of Lucion LANDRE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 15 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624_1607.
2. 1920 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake County, Utah, population schedule, Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake, Utah, enumeration district (ED) 94, Page: 1B (Stamped), Line 94, Dwelling 20, Family 22, Household of Arthur R. BURTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 January 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1865.
3. 1930  U. S. Census, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, enumeration district (ED) 0958, Page: 4A/77 (stamped); Line 23, Dwelling 94, Family 96, Household of Arthur R. BURTON; digital images, Ancestry.com (
http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 3 January 2019); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T626, Roll: 136.
4. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (
http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  3 November 2019); Memorial page for Arthur Reginald Burton; (21 August 1888–9 June 1942); Find a Grave memorial # 85359414, Citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park; Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 3 November 2019); Memorial page for Lillie L B Laudie Culp; (12 February 1894–2 October 1957); Find a Grave memorial # 85373931, Citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park; Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA.
6. "Utah Select Marriages, 1887-1966," database, Ancestry (
http://www.ancestry.com : Viewed 3 January 2019), Marriage - Arthur R. Burton and Lillie Laudie; Utah State Archives; FHL Film Number: 483531.

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Marriage of Walter John(s) and Blanche Scott


Walter Joseph Johns was born 2 Aug 1883, a son of Joseph Henry Johns and Laura Driggers.

He was married 3 times. With his first wife Arletha Quick he had 7 children;  but, Arletha died shortly after the birth of their 7th child. The child also died about 6 months later.

After the death of Arletha Quick Johns on 22 April 1927; Joseph married Blanche Scott on 10 August 1927. The marriage took place in Marlboro county, South Carolina.


This was a short-lived marriage. By 1930 Walter was reporting that he was a widow.


I haven’t found a death certificate or tombstone for Blanche Scott Johns. When she died and where she is buried is unknown. After her death, Walter married Ellen Grooms on 22 August 1933.

Walter died 30 January 1964 and is buried in the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

Walter Joseph Johns is my Granduncle.



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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91V-MS72-9?i=447&cat=1040233

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday~Petition For Relief


Transcription:

State of South Carolina)   In Probate Court.
County of Marlboro)
Ex Parte, Atlanta J. Weatherly,}
                                    Guardian,}
In Re the minors, Rachel Rivers}        Petition
and Columbia L. Rivers}.
 
To Milton McLaurin Judge of Probate for Marlboro County in the State aforesaid:
The petition of Atlanta J. Weatherly as Guardian for Rachel Rivers and Columbus L. Rivers, respectfully shows to this Court:
I.    That the petitioner is the duly qualified guardian of the above mentioned. minors.
II.    That there is now in the hands of said petitioner the sum of Two hundred Eleven & 65/100 Dollars belonging to Rachel  Rivers and Columbus L. Rivers respectively. As shown by last returns filed.
III.    That during the last four years your petitioner has been forced to spend more or less money on the said minors for the proper food, clothing, physicians accounts etc., and that she finds it necessary now to carry one of the minors to the hospital for treatment.
WHEREFORE, Your petitioner prays that an order be passed by this Court permitting and directing your petitioner as guardian of Rachel Rivers and Columbus L. Rivers to use the sum Two hundred Eleven & 65/100 Dollars, to pay the above expenses, and she will ever pray.
Dated at Bennettsville, S.C. this the
21st day of June, A.D.1917.                             Atlanta J. Weatherly
                                                                                  Guardian.



Transcription:

State of South Carolina,)
County of Marlboro.)        In Probate Court.
Ex Parte, Atlanta J. Weatherly,}
                                  Guardian,}
In Re the minors, Rachel Rivers}    Order for Guardian Paying
and Columbus L. Rivers.}                    Expenses of Minors.
 
Upon hearing and filing the petition of Atlanta J. Weatherly as Guardian of Rachel Rivers and. Columbia L. Rivers, and upon motion of A.L. Hamer Esq., her attorney.


It IS ORDERED, That the prayer of the petitioner be, and it is hereby in all respects, granted, and that Atlanta J. Weatherly as Guardian of Rachel Rivers and Columbus L. Rivers shall use and pay out the sum of Two Hundred, Eleven & 65/100 Dollars  food, clothing, hospital and. other necessary expenses, to reimburse the said guardian for her personal money advanced for the said minors during the time from April 8th, 1913 to date. That the said sum of $        shall be paid out of the moneys that the petitioner Mrs. Atlanta. J. Weatherly now has on hand belonging to the said minors Rachel Rivers and Columbia L. Rivers, and that the same be properly charged off of the account of the said minors respectively.

Given under my hand and official seal at Bennettsville, S. C., this
the 21st day of June, 1917.
                                                                     s/ William M. Lamm
SEAL.                                                  Judge of Probate, Marlboro County, S.C.



Atlanta J. “Addie” Smith, daughter of William Angus Smith and his wife Julie (Last name unknown) married Columbus Lafayette Rivers, Sr. on 26 December 1902 in Bennettsville, South Carolina. They had two children before he was killed by his brother-in-law on 18 February 1911. His son having just arrived on 8 January 1911 or about  40 days earlier.
With two small children Addie Smith Rivers married Alton John Weatherly about 1914.  Three daughters were borne to this union. 

Rachel and Columbus L. Rivers are my 2nd Cousins 3 times removed.





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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N4F5-M?i=1017&wc=MPPY-2NP%3A190567801%2C190567102%2C190567802%2C192956101&cc=1911928
[2]https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N4NL-D?i=1016&wc=MPPY-2NP%3A190567801%2C190567102%2C190567802%2C192956101&cc=1911928



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wordless Wednesday~Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial


HERE REST IN HONORED GLORY
A COMRADE IN ARMS
KNOWN BUT TO GOD







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Photos from the Archives of Charles L. Purvis
[1] https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/luxembourg-american-cemetery

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tombstone Tuesday~Samuel W. Brock, Jr.

Samuel W. Brock, Jr.
b. 16 Nov 1935
d. 7 Aug. 1973
bu. Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery


Samuel William Brock, Jr. was born 16 November 1935, a son of Samuel William and Bessie Pressley Brock. He married Betty Lee Meachum daughter of Eddie Meachum and  Wincey Lee Tarlton.

Samuel William Brock died on 7 August 1973 and was buried in Westfield Creek Baptist Church, Chesterfield County, South Carolina. 

Samuel William Brock, Jr. is a 4th Cousin once removed.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Amanuensis Monday~Land Sale between Henry Jackson & John Jackson


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

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


Today’s subject is a Land Sale between Henry Jackson & John Jackson, 1825.
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Henry Jackson To John Jackson

North Carolina}
Anson County} Know all men by these presents that I Henry Jackson, Sarah Weathers, James Graham, Lucretia Jackson and Keziah Thompson for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to us in hand paid by John Jackson our father of South Carolina York District have granted bargained & sold & by these presents do grant bargain & sell unto sd John Jackson aforesd. All that tract of land lying in the County of Anson aforesaid which fell to us the undersigned by death of Griffith Lacy we being the legal heirs of sd Lacy on the waters of Lanes Creek Beginning at a stake with two black oaks & pine pointers North 70 E. 22 chains & 50 links crossing the creek {illegible?} to a corner on Lacys old survey then east ten chains to a stake then So. 18 W. 34 chains to a stake then No. 80 W. 37 chs to a white oak on the north west bank of said Lanes Creek then down the sd Creek with its meandering to the beginning corner containing by estimation one hundred & ten [acres] more or less. Together with all and singular the woods waters mines minerals hereditaments and appurtenances to the sd land belonging or in any wise appertaining. To have and to hold unto the sd John Jackson his heirs Exec. Admns and assigns forever. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seal this 24 of February 1825.
in the presence of}                                            Henry Jackson {Seal}
David Thompson}                                             [James] + Graham {Seal}
John Thompson}                                               Jane Graham {Seal}
                                                                           Wilson Weathers {Seal}
                                                                           Benjamin W. Thompson {Seal}

Anson October Ss 1827 Then this deed was duly proven in open Court by David Thompson and ordered to be registered.
                                                                                 W. Dismukes Clk.

Land Deeds are a genealogical “gold mine” overlooked by many family historians. A case in point is the land deed above whereby all the children of John Jackson and Elizabeth Lacy are named. A bonus is the naming of the spouses of the daughters.

The children of John and Elizabeth (Lacy) Jackson are selling their interest in land they had inherited at the death of Griffith Lacy.  The Land Deed names John and all his children. Not mentioned is John’s wife Elizabeth Lacy who had passed away in 1824. Griffith Lacy was the brother of Elizabeth (Lacy) Jackson.

The Children of John Jackson and Elizabeth Lacy are:

  1. Henry JACKSON
  2. Sarah JACKSON who married Wilson WEATHERS
  3. Keziah JACKSON who married Benjamin W. THOMPSON
  4. Thomas JACKSON, b. 1 June 1804   d. 12 Sept. 1822
  5. Jane JACKSON who married an unknown GRAHAM 
  6. Lucretia “Creasy JACKSON
On your next trip to the Courthouse; stop by the Register of Deeds and spend some time in the Land Deeds of your ancestors. You will not be disappointed.




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[1] Land Deed - Henry Jackson To John Jackson; 24 February 1925; Deed Book #W; Page(s) 107; Register of Deeds; Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina; 13 January 2020.
[2] Special thanks to two young researcher (R. Miller & J. Jackson) for their help.















Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Marriage of Oscar Purvis and Roxanna Brock


On 2 February 1913, Oscar P. Puvis and Roxie Carolyn Brock were married in Chesterfield, South Carolina.

Oscar Philmore, born 10 Jul 1888, was a son of William James Purvis and Mary Hulda Previtte.
 Roxie Carolyn Brock, born 3 September 1895, was a daughter of  Samuel Stonewall Jackson Brock and Laura Cornelia Teal. Oscar was 24 and Roxie was 17 years old.

They were married by the magistrate at that time who was Daniel Franklin Brock. Daniel was a first cousin to Roxie Carolyn Brock.







Oscar Philmore and Roxie Carolyn were my Grand Uncle and Grand Aunt.



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[1] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91V-9WC7-Z?i=1212&cc=2790464
[2] Oscar Purvis, age 24, and Roxanna Brock, age 17,, (2 February 1913), SC Marriage Index Book: ; Probate Office, Chesterfield, South Carolina, South Carolina.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

It’s Family Time~Henry Thompson Boatwright

Henry Thompson Boatwright was born 17 October 1906, a son of Eugene Thomas Boatwright and Emma Frances Previtte. Henry was their 3rd born child. He was a farmer by trade as was most South Carolinians during that time. 

Henry lived a short life due to what was known at ‘that time as “Bright’s Disease”.  Henry suffered from Kidney failure. It is not known if Henry suffered from the disease his entire life or just later in his short life. Regardless, this is long before the creation of “a dialysis machine” to purify and clean blood. Henry passed away at the very young age of 21 on 24 September 1928. 

It would be some 15 years later before the concept of a machine to clean the blood was conceived by a Dutch physician in 1943.  

[Quote] “The history of dialysis dates back to the 1940s. The first type of dialyzer, then called the artificial kidney, was built in 1943 by Dutch physician Willem Kolff. Kolff had first gotten the idea of developing a machine to clean the blood after watching a patient suffer from kidney failure.” [unquote] 1

The technological advances we, as a nation, have achieved in the past 100 years have been phenomenal. The medical advances have added years to our lifespan. 


Henry Thompson Boatwright was my 1st Cousin twice removed. 


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1. https://www.dpcedcenter.org/news-events/news/a-brief-history-of-dialysis/
2. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  3 June 2012); Memorial page for Henry T. Boatwright; (17 October 1906–25 September 1928); Find a Grave memorial # 48049695, Citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery; McFarlan, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
3. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0012, Page 182B/7B; Line 98, Dwelling 37, Family 37, Eugene T. BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 3 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
4. 1920  U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 12, Page 178A & B, Line 50, Dwelling 156, Family 159, Household of Eugene T. BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 5 June 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T625, Roll: 1283.
5.  North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976,  Images. Ancestry, (https://www.ancestry.com:  3 June 2012),  North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, Henry Boatwright; Certificate number #419, 24 September 1928.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Anson County NC Trust Deed~W. A. PURVIS & Wife to Thompson & Moore

During the mid to late 1880, Trust Deeds were used for putting liens or mortgages on the farm or other named items in order to borrow money. That money was then used to purchase seeds and other needed items in order to plant, grow and harvest a crop.

On 2 July 1884, my 2nd Great Grandfather William A. Purvis and his wife Sarah Jane (Graves) Purvis signed such a lien/mortgage with a local firm known by the name of Thompson and Moore.

In the below Trust Deed, William and Sarah mortgaged  - One tract or parcel of land situate in the county of Anson, State of North Carolina adjoining the lands of  W. J. McLendon on the north, J. D. Rhine on the east and W. J. Purvis on the South and West containing fifty acres more or less 

To obtain $70.00 dollars at a rate of 8 percent annum in order to plant a new crop daring the next planting seasons. 

the said W. A Purvis and wife Sarah J. Purvis have bargained and sold and by these present do bargain, sell, assign and convey to the said Thompson & Moore partners, their heirs and assigns the following property to wit: One tract or parcel of land situate in the county of Anson, State of North Carolina adjoining the lands of  W. J. McLendon on the north, J. D. Rhine on the east and W. J. Purvis on the South and West containing fifty acres more or less, to have and to hold the above-described property with all the privileges and appurtenance thereunto belonging to them the said Thompson & Moore partners their heirs and assigns forever



Transcription:

W. A. PURVIS & Wife to Thompson & Moore
                                            
This indenture made and entered into this the 2nd day of July AD. 1884 by and between W. A. Purvis and Sarah Purvis his wife of Anson County, state of North Carolina parties of the first part and N. J. Thompson & C. C. Moore partners under the style and name of Thompson & Moore of Anson County and State of North Carolina parties of the second part witnesseth that whereas the said W.A. Purvis is justly indebted to the said N. J. Thompson and C. C. Moore partners in the sum of seventy ($70.00) dollars as will more fully appear by reference to one note under seal bearing even date with this indenture and due and payable as follows: That is to say the note is due and payable on the 1st day of October 1884 with interest after maturity at the rate of 8 per cent annum and whereas the said W.A Purvis and wife Sarah J. Purvis are honestly desirous of securing the payment of said bond according to its terms and it has been agreed that the payment of said debt shall be secured by the conveyance of the property herein described: now therefore in consideration of the promises and the further consideration of one dollar to them paid by the said Thompson & Moore partners the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged the said W. A Purvis and wife Sarah J. Purvis have bargained and sold and by these present do bargain, sell, assign and convey to the said Thompson & Moore partners, their heirs and assigns the following property to wit: One tract or parcel of land situate in the county of Anson, State of North Carolina adjoining the lands of  W. J. McLendon on the north, J. D. Rhine on the east and W. J. Purvis on the South and West containing fifty acres more or less, to have and to hold the above described property with all the privileges and appurtenance thereunto belonging to them the said Thompson & Moore partners their heirs and assigns forever in special trust and confidence however that is to say if the said W. A Purvis shall fail or neglect to pay said note and the interest due thereon when the same shall have become due then it shall be lawful for the said Thompson & Moore, partners, or either of them and they are hereby authorized and empowered to sell said land by public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the court house door in Wadesboro after having advertised the same for thirty days next preceding the day of sale by posting notice thereof at the door of the Court House in Wadesboro and four other public places in Anson County and having previously given the parties of the first part three months' notice in writing of their intention to so advertise and sell said property and to execute title to the purchaser or purchasers and the proceeds of such sale they shall apply to the payment of said bond with all interest accrued thereon and all necessary expenses incurred in executing the trust therein specified and the surplus if any remain they shall pay to the said W. A Purvis or to his order. In witness whereof the said W.A Purvis and wife Sarah J. Purvis have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date first above written.
                                                                         W. A. X Purvis seal
                                                                          S. J. Purvis seal
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} I, D. C. Harden, a Justice of the Peace for Anson County do hereby certify that W.A Purvis and Sarah J. Purvis his wife personally appeared before me this day and acknowledged the due execution of the foregoing Deed of Trust and the said Sarah 1. Purvis being by me privately examined separate and apart from her said husband touching her voluntarily execution thereof doth state on such her private examination that she had executed the same freely and voluntarily without fear or compulsion of her said husband or any other person and that she doth state voluntarily assent thereto. Witness my hand and private seal this the 2nd day of July 1884.
                                                                      D. C. Harden, JP seal
State of North Carolina}
Anson County} The following certificate of D. C. Harden, a Justice of the Peace of Anson County is adjudged to be in due form and according to law. Let the Deed of Trust with their certificates be registered this the 8th day of August, AD. 1884.
                                                                     John C McLanchlin Clerk of Superior Court
August 9th day 1884. Then this Deed of Trust and certificate came into my hands and were duly registered.
                                                                    P. J. Coppedge, Register of Deed



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[1] Anson County, North Carolina, Trust Deed Book 18: Pages 63-65, W. A. Purvis & wife to Thompson & Moore; 2 July 1884, Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98J-BYWZ?i=57&cat=330384

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Little Known Fact~Milly and Christine McCoy

The story of Milly and Christine McCoy is unknown to many and only a small number can truthfully say they know the story.

The co-joined twins were borne on 11 July 1851. At the age of 10 months, the twins were sold to John C. Purvis of Chesterfield, South Carolina. Thus John acquired the twins about May 1852.

On 10 March 1854, John C. Purvis transferred the twins to J. P. Smith of Anson County. This change of ownership was documented in Deed Book 15, page 132, Anson County, North Carolina.

They were well cared for and educated during their youth and became free women in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation.

The twins traveled the world entertaining their audiences with song and dance. They were billed as:
  • "The Carolina Twins",
  • "The Two-Headed Nightingale"
  • "The Eighth Wonder of the World"
As co-joined twins they lived a long life;  dying from Tuberculosis on 8 October 1912, at the age of 61. Millie was first to pass with Christine dying about 12 hours later.





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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millie_and_Christine_McKoy
[2] https://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/millie-christine/summary.html
[3] Deed - J. C. Purvis to J. P. Smith; 10 March 1854; Deed Book #15; Page(s) 132; Register of Deeds; Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina; 3 January 2010.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Amanuensis Monday~Four (4) Land Tracts Totaling 320.5 Acres

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 Sale of Four (4) Land Tracts Totaling 320.5 Acres 1


Roland R. Sellers & Wife to Phillip A. Sellers
This Indenture made this the 17th day of February in the year of our Lord 1851 between Roland R. Sellers & Wife Sarah Sellers of the County of Anson and the State of North Carolina of the one part and Phillip A. Sellers of the County and State aforesaid of the other part. WITNEFSETH that the afsd Roland R. Sellers and his wife Sarah Sellers for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars to them in hand paid by the afsd Phillip A. Sellers at or before the sealing or delivery of these presents do bargain sell and convey to the said Phillip A. Sellers several certain tracts of Land in the County and state aforesaid on the waters of Jones Creek and bounded as follows Beginning at a stake on the bank of Jones Creek just above where the road leading from Haileys Ferry to Camden Crofses said Creek (old ford) one sweet Gum and hickory pts and runs No 48 Est 90 Links to a stake on the east side of the aforesaid road 1 white oak X 3 water oaks pts then So 89 Est 60 Chns 25 L to a stake in the swamp of Little Creek 2 persimon trees pts then down said Creek So 11 Est 5 chns 15 L to a stake near 2 honbeans(?) just above where the road crofses said Creek leading from Hailey's ferry to Sneedsboro then  up the Various Courses of said creek to the Beginning containing 283 1/2 acres also another piece known as the paint field Beginning on the bank of Jones Creek at the mouth of Little Creek and runs So 48 Est 12 chns to a stake on the river bank then down the river to a stake by 2 water oaks pts Just above the mouth of the said Jones Creek it being the Lower river corner of the said Jones tract then No 48 Wst about 1 chn & 50 L to Jones Creek then up the Various Courses of Said Creek to the Beginning containing 27 acres. Also another tract whereon the houses now stands Beginning at a stake in the Camden road and runs So 10 Est 19 chns 25 L to a stake in the Strickland line one persimon tree pt then No 89 Wst 50L with said line to a stake on the same near some Graves then No 22 1/2 Wst 13 chns 25 L to a Stake by the side of the Camden road then No 49 Est 5 chns with said road to the Beginning containing 5 acres also another tract drawn and laid off in a Division for R. R. Sellers in right of his wife Beginning at a Rock 2 pines pts 2nd corner of Lott (Page 411) No 4 and runs No 8 Wst 4 chns 38 L to a stake 2 pines pts on the side of the road then Wst 11 chns & 60 L to a stake 3 pines pts then So 8 Est 4 chns 38 L to a stake then Est 11 chns 60 L to the Beginning containing 5 acres now therefore this Indenture Witnefseth that for and in consideration of the premises together with the further consideration of one dollar to then in hand paid by the said Phillip A. Sellers the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged they the said Roland R. Sellers and Wife Sarah Sellers hath given granted released confirmed and quitted claim and by these presents doth give grant release confirm and quit claim unto the said Phillip A. Sellers his heirs and afsigns all their right claim & interest in and to the said tracts of Land to have and to hold together with all and singular the woods ways waters Improvements mines minerals privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining to him the said Phillip A. Sellers his heirs and afsigns free of any and all encumbrances whatsoever in testimony whereof the said Rolin R. Sellers and wife Sarah Sellers doth hereunto set their hands and seals the date first above written. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of
W. H. Cox}                                                      R. R. Sellers (Seal)
Isham Teal}                                                      Sarah X her mark Sellers (Seal)


State of North Carolina} April term 1851 Then the Execution of
Anson County} this deed was duly proven on open court by W. H. Cox and ordered to be registered.
                                                            N. P. Boggan, Clk

DEED BOOK 13, page 410
Anson County, NC

It certainly would be interesting to learn why Rolin R. Sellers sold 4 tracts of land totaling 320.5 acres of land to his brother Phillip A. Sellers. 


Rolin and Phillip A. Sellers are my 1st Cousins 4 Times removed.






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[1] Land Deed - Roland R. Sellers & Wife to Phillip A. Sellers; 17 February 1851; Deed Book #13; Page(s) 410-411; Register of Deeds; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, SC; 6 January 2020.
abbrev:
Chns as in this context (13 chns 25 L) = Chains
L as in this context (13 chns 25 L) = Links
Old English was use in this deed so all “Double ss” Words will have an “f’ replacing the first “s” as in the case of assigns = afsigns



Sunday, February 9, 2020

Administrator Request for Estate of Lewis H. Wadsworth


Transcription: 

South Carolina} In Probate Court 
Chesterfield County}
 
Ex parte}
W. J. Odom}
In re est.}
L. H. Wadsworth}
Dec’d.}
           To the Probate Court
                    The petition of W. H. Odom shows that
I.            L. H. Wadsworth died testate in above State & County on 7 March 1910, but there is no Executor request in his Last Will & Testament.
II.          That he left personal property of the value of Seven Hundred and Fifty dollars and there are some debts due by the estate.
III.        That an Administrator with the Will annexed is necessary in which to properly wind up said Estate.
IV.        That petitioner married a daughter of deceased and he has been requested to act as the Administrator.
Wherefore he asks that he be appointed such Administrator with the Will annexed.
                                                                                                 W. J. Odom 

William John Odom married Nancy A. Wadsworth daughter Of Lewis H. and Mary Ann Freeman Wadsworth about 1882. At the time of Lewis’s death, he was married to Elizabeth A. Crawford. They were married about 1902 and had two children:
  • James Walker Wadsworth, b. Jun 1903
  • Pearl Wadsworth, b. Dec. 1905

Lewis H. Wadsworth is my 1st Cousin 4 times removed.

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[1] James C. Pigg, Chesterfield County Cemetery Survey; Chesterfield County Genealogical Services, 1995, page 616. Tombstone of Mary Ann Wadsworth; 2 October 1829–5 February 1901, Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
[2] Death:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939L-N397-Q4?i=292&wc=MPP5-N38%3A190567401%2C190561002%2C190567402%2C191815201&cc=1911928
[3] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, Lewis H. Wadsworth; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 7 May 2013); Estate Folder #987.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

It’s Family Time~The Michael M. Davis Family



Michael M. Davis, borne 20 September 1867 was the second born child and firstborn son of William Alfred Davis and Nancy J. Hurst. 

In his early manhood, he left Chesterfield County and migrated to  Kaufman County, Texas. There he met and married Magnolia Rose “Maggie” Morris in 1895.

I haven’t found a marriage certificate for Michael and Maggie. The marriage year (1895) came from the 1900 Census for Kaufman County whereby Michael & Maggie indicated they had been married for 5 years with 2 children both living.

Michael was a farmer his entire life. The 1930 Census showed that he and Maggie owned their home.

Michael M. Davis and Magnolia Rose Morris had the following 4 children:
        i.    Lola C. Davis was born about 1897 in Kaufman County, Texas.
         ii.    Shirley Mae Davis, born 25 Jun 1899, Lawrence, Texas; married John L. Jones; died 1 May 1946, Terrell, Kaufman, Texas.
         iii.    Bessie J. Davis, born abt 1904, Kaufman County, Texas; married William Alex Stark; died 23 Sep 1966, Paris, Lamar, Texas.
         iv.    Fannie Irene Davis was born on 28 Aug 1908 in Lawrence, Kaufman, Texas. She died on 19 May 1929 at the age of 20 in Terrell, Kaufman, Texas. Fannie was a student and only 20 years 8 months 23 days at the time of her death.


Michael M. Davis died from chronic hypertension and a coronary occlusion on 5 May 1838. No tombstone has been found nor does his death certificate show the cemetery he was buried within; only, that he was buried in Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas.



Magnolia Rose “Maggie” Morris Davis died on 27 September 1963 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.  She was buried in West Side Cemetery, Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas. Her husband, Michael, is most likely also buried in this Cemetery.


Today, there is no West Side Cemetery listed in Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas.

Michael M. Davis is my 1st Cousin 3 times removed.








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    1. Michael Davis, death certificate (long) 24114 (5 May 1938), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.
     2. 1870 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) No ED, Page 288B, Line 20, Dwelling/Family 17/17, Household of W. A. DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing  National Archives Microfilm M593_1491.
     3. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina;, enumeration district (ED) #5, Page 327C; Line 7, Dwelling 293, Family 293, Household of W. A. DAVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 21 July 2011); citing National Archive  Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
     4. 1900  U. S. Census, Kaufman County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, Kaufman County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) 74, Page 1A/118A;, Line 24, Dwelling 5, Family 5, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 30 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1650.
     5. 1910  U. S. Census, Kaufman County, Texas, population schedule, Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) 0032, Page 12A/178A(stamped); Line 6, Dwelling 198, Family 104, Household of Michael DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 30 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1570.
     6. 1920  U. S. Census, Kaufman County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Precinct 3, Kaufman County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) 35, Page 15A/118A; Line 24, Dwelling 5, Family 5, Household of Mike DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 30 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1825.
     7. 1930 U. S. Census,  Kaufman County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 3, Kaufman County, Texas, enumeration district (ED) 12, Page 10B/214B(stamped), Line 96, Dwelling 209, Family 209, Household of Mikel DAVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 30 August 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_Roll: 2366.
     8. Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, William A. Davis; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: Viewed 12 July 2012); Estate Folder #73.
     9. Fannie Irene Davis, Terrell, Kaufman, Texas death certificate 26582 (19 May 1929).
    10. Mrs. Maggie Rose Davis, death certificate (long) 65134 (27 September 1963), Vital Records, Department of Health, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday~Marriage of James W. Blakeney and Henrietta J. DuBose


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Transcription:

Marriage and Death Notices from Columbia, South Carolina Newspapers, 1838-1860
South-Carolina Temperance Advocate Issue of February 3, 1842
page 198

Marriages & Deaths, Columbia, SC Newspapers , 1838-1860, p .197
In  Cheraw, on Thursday, 20th January, by the Rev .Julius J. DuBose,
James W . Blakeney, Esq., to Msis <sic> Henrietta J., third daughter of [p.198] Isaieh DuBose, Esq.

Col. James W. Blakeney and Henrietta J. Dubose were married on Thursday, 20th January 1842 in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, SC.

Sadly, Henrietta J. DuBose Blakeney passed away on 26 September 1842. Col. James W. then married Virginia M. DuBose a sister of his first wife.

THE SOUTH-CAROLINIAN Issue of October 13, 1842 Died at the summer residence of her father, near Cheraw, on the night of the 26th ult., Mrs. Henrietta J., wife of Col. James W. Blakeney, and daughter of Mr. Isaiah DuBose.

No tombstone has been found for Henrietta J. Dubose Blakeney.

Col. James W. Blakeney died on 27 December 1863 according to his FindAGrave Memorial. 













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Note: There are no Dates on the Military Tombstone for Col. James White Blakeney; his FindAGrave memorial states “Birth and death information provided by Find A Grave member Wynneth Mullins (#47794599)”
1. 1850 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 134B(stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 557, Family 557, Household of James W. BLAKENEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 June 2019); citing  National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 851.
2. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield, South Carolina, Page: 176(stamped); Line 16, Dwelling 1168, Family 1167, Household of J. W. BLAKENEY; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 6 November 2019); citing  National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
3. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  6 November 2019); Memorial page for Capt James White Blakeney; (8 October 1809–27 December 1863); Find a Grave memorial # 45490405, Citing Old Saint Davids Episcopal Church Cemetery; Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
4. Ancestry.com, Rootsweb (https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/dubose@rootsweb.com/thread/26873958/ : Viewed 3 June 2019), Blakeney-DuBose Marriage.
5. Ancestry.com, Rootsweb (https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/dubose@rootsweb.com/thread/26873958/ : Viewed 3 June 2019), Death of Henriette D. Blakeney.
6. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed  6 November 2019); Memorial page for Virginia M. DuBose Blakeney; (13 September 1829); Find a Grave memorial # 50074795 - 22 May 1901, Citing Quaker Cemetery; Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA.