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1998 Chesterfield County Queries

Marilyn S. Janus 3/20/98
John BLAKENEY of Chesterfield County, Captain in Revolutionary War, married Jane Welsh. Would appreciate any history of family. Thank you.

Kathleen Sullivan 3/20/98
I would like information on William John BLAKENEY born 2 1 1859 in Chesterfield County, SC. His father was Aaron Hugh BLAKENEY and his mother Malcie Hegler. William John married Joe Anna CLARK born 2 14 1868. She was the daughter of Charles Wesley CLARK and Harriet BLAKENEY EVANS. If anyone can tell me who the parents of Aaron Hugh BLAKENEY is, please do. If what information I have is correct, most of these were born, lived and died in the Pageland, SC area. Please, anyone with info on any of the CLARKS, EVANS or BLAKENEYs, help me. Thanks.

Nena Turner 10/25/98
I am looking for any information on a John BRIGMAN from Chesterfield County. His wife would be Mary Ellen Ballard BRIGMAN. They would be my great grandparents. I know that my Grandfather, Pearl Eugene BRIGMAN, was born in Cheraw in 1890. Any help would be appreciated.

J.J. Brock, 11/27/98
I am trying to find out about James (L?) BROCK born about 1793 Chesterfield Co., SC. His father may have been one James or Valentine. He married Elizabeth Purvis born 1806. She was the daughter of James Purvis, Sr. of Chesterfield Co., SC. Thank you for any help you can give.

Maynard Daniels Bryant, Sr. 1/20/98
I am looking for information on the first wife of James Wesley BRYANT, Sr. He was born in Chesterfield County, SC around 1900 in the city/town of Chesterfield, SC. He is the son of Georgianna and Lloyd BRYANT. His first wife is my biological grandmother, but she died before I was born. Any help with finding her name would be greatly appreciated.

Lorna Hibbs 06/27/98
I am interested in learning more about the ancestry of Gadi BULLARD born 11 June 1902, died May 1979. This Gadi lived in Chesterfield, SC according to the Social Security Death Index. In my family research, I have located a Gadi BULLARD in Marlboro County, SC in 1800-1820-1840. In 1835-1837 he is found in a store account book in DeKalb County, AL. This store was about 5 miles from where my BULLARD ancestors lived in DeKalb County, AL. Elizabeth BULLARD, husband unknown, was the mother of David, Robert, John Franklin, Henry and James BULLARD. Elizabeth, David and Robert were born in SC. I have been inable to find anything else on the Gadi BULLARD who came to DeKalb County, AL and apparently went back to SC before the 1840 census. Any suggestions, ideas, answers, help will be greatly appreciated.

Judy Gilmer 10/25/98
I am searching for information on a Rubin COPELAND who lived in Chesterfield County, SC, prior to 1859. He was a farmer and was married to Nancy Jain GIBSON. Rubin, Nancy, and her brother, John GIBSON, a school teacher, left SC 1859 to 1860 and apparently ended up in Choctaw County, AL. I would certainly appreciate any help with these two lines. Please e-mail me.

Rosemary Crawford Kimble 3/07/98
I am researching the family of Stephen CRAWFORD b. ca. 1801 and died 1879 in Chesterfield Co., SC. His wife was Pamelia b. 1827 d. 1901 in Chesterfield Co., SC. They had children Hanna Crawford b. July 20, 1839 d. June 19, 1891 in Chesterfield Co., SC. Hanna married Aaron Sellers. David Faire Crawford, a son. Also listed in Stephen's will as heirs are William H. Crawford and Michael Crawford, Jr., all were from Chesterfield Co., SC. Stephen, Permelia, David F., Hanna and Aron are buried in Chesterfield.

Doug Davidson 6/27/98
Information I have indicates John L. DAVIDSON was listed in the 1840-50-60 censuses of Chesterfield County. The 1850 census shows he had a son, age 17, named James Thomas DAVIDSON--my grandfather. I am trying to get more info about John L. and his antecedants. Any help you might give would be appreciated.

F. Davis 4/27/98
Researching Columbus Frank DAVIS, married to Maggie HANCE, died about 1920, had three children: Walter Frank, Ruth Brouch, Helen Stein or Steen. Looking for help finding more about Columbus Frank DAVIS, his father and his wife and anything beyond this point back. Any information or recommended published material would be appreciated. Thanks you.

Jane Duett Wolverton 5/27/98
I am looking for information on William DeWETT, born 1798. Thanks.

Winona Brown Turner 3/20/98
Seeking anyone who has a DOSTER line or any information on this family listed as follows: (Descendants of Enoch DOSTER) Enoch DOSTER, born October 28, 1782, in Chesterfield District, SC, died about 1863 in York District, SC, married Mary Davison, born about 1782, in York District, SC, died in York District, SC, married about 1803 in York District, SC. Children: Margaret Amanda DOSTER, born about 1805, in York District, SC, married Clark Robinson, born about 1805 in York District, SC; Elizabeth DOSTER, born about 1812 in York District, SC; Martha DOSTER, born about 1816; John DOSTER, born about 1818 in York District, SC, died 1891, buried Salem Cemetery, Montgomery County, Winona MS, married Louisa Eliza Boyd, born December 1823 in York District, SC, died after 1910, buried Salem Cemetery, Montgomery County, Sinona, MS, married in York District, SC, second wife of John DOSTER was Nancy Black; James DOSTER, born October 14, 1818 in SC, died December 14, 1895 in Jackson County, GA, married Rhoda P. Clark, born June 27, 1818, died May 10, 1885 in Jackson County, GA; George Smith DOSTER, born about 1821, died in Arkansas; Jane DOSTER, born about 1824, married James Black, born about 1824; William David DOSTER, born about 1828. Thank you.

Linda J. Warren1/20/98
Searching Chesterfield families: William DOUGLAS b. c1817 married to Martha ??; Rosetta LANG b. c1848 married James W. POSTON Sr. b. c1871; Is John POSTON Sr. - 1840 Marion Co. census, the father of John POSTON Jr. - 1840 Chesterfield Co. census? Louisa Davis MOORE b. 1 Apr 1862 Kershaw Co. d. 22 Sep 1940 Chesterfield Co. married to William Wiley WARREN. Thanks for any information.

Pat Hardison5/27/98
I need to correspond with anyone researching the FARMER family in Chesterfield County, SC. Thank you.

Michael Young 11/27/98
What is the maiden name of the widow, Sarah FIELD of Cheraw, who married William HULL, planter of the Pee Dee, Georgetown County in 1771? Did she remarry after his death in 1773?

Diane Weatherford Brown-Payne 7/18/98
GAINEY, Elias b. Sept 12, 1828, d. Jan. 1, 1907, m. Mary Ann Edwards b. 1829, d. August 12, 1901. Elias GAINEY was born in Darlington, SC, moved to Chesterfield when he and Mary Ann married. I was searching for what I thought was my ggggrandfather. I was looking for the father of Sarah Ann GAINEY, the mother of William Thomas GAINEY, my greatgrandfather. Someone sent me Elias Obit, he died in Chesterfield on Jan. 1, 1907. He left six children, no names mentioned, he was a member of a Baptist Church and was well thought per the obit written about him in the Baptist Courier dated Jan. 14, 1907. This gentleman cannot be who I thought he was, but he may be Sarah's brother. If anyone has information on the GAINEY's, please contact me.

Tammy Clark Wallace5/12/98
I am looking for information on Henry Jackson GOODWIN. His wife was Annie Elizabeth POLSON. Their son, Joseph Alexander GOODWIN was born in Chesterfield Co., SC, in 1864. The names of their other children follow: Henry, John, James Charles, Eb, and two daughters that I don't have the names for. Any info on Henry or Annie would be appreciated.

John Graham 7/18/98
In desperate search of any information pertaining to the GRAHAMS of Chesterfield County, SC 1822-1920 (John, Niell, Mary, Susan, etc.). Any help would be appreciated.

Donald Gulledge 4/27/98
Trying to find info on my ggrandfather's Civil War record and any other family history prior to him. Name: Edward Washington GULLEDGE, born 7/28/1844, served in Kelly's (?) Light Artillery, SC Vols., family farm and graveyard on Walter Gulledge Road. Thanks.

Sandra Owens 5/27/98
Searching for information on the father of James Melvin HALL b. June 30, 1891 d. Dec. 25, 1958 m. Ethel May Carpenter. Both were from Chesterfield County, SC. James Melvin's mother was Sally Purdy Warren b. abt. 1870 d. abt. 1930. Does anyone recognize these names? If so, please let me know, as I am stumped.

Charles Purvis 3/20/98
Looking for ancestors and descendants of John Washing HEUSTESS of Chesterfield County, SC. John Washington died in 1961 and is buried at Bethesda United Methodist Church near Teal's Mill. If you have any information on John Washington HEUSTESS please contact me.

Floy McNaughton 8/15/98
Looking for the family from Chesterfield County, SC: Andrew Jackson Hill born 22 Aug 1824, married 4 Mar 1849, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, died 7 Aug 1916, Bosque County, Texas. Brothers William M., John C., James H., Bogardus C., all born in Chesterfield Co., SC. Appreciate any information.

Susan D. Holley 9/05/98
I am trying to find information about Daniel HOLLEY/HOLLY from Chesterfield County, SC. Daniel HOLLEY, b. 21 Nov 1785-87, son of Richard HOLLEY and Mary Elizabeth (?). Seemingly one and the same Daniel HOLLEY who can be documented in census records 1820, 1830, 1840, and 1850 of Chesterfield County. Daniel HOLLEY then moves to Louisiana with several families about 1857-1860. One family being that of Zachariah HOLLEY, thought to be a son of Daniel HOLLEY. To whom was Daniel HOLLEY married? By 1850 in Chesterfield County he was approximately 60-70 years old and residing in the household of William TAYLOR and wife, Sarah. Was Sarah the daughter of Daniel HOLLEY? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Sue Lyon 1/30/98
I am researching both the HORNE and WILLIAMSON surnames in Chesterfield County. I am a descendent of John Hendricks HORNE whose grandparents were Ephraim HORNE and Elizabeth WILLIAMSON, daughter of Col. John and Mary WILLIAMSON. There is a huge argument about whether or not JHH's parents were James HORNE and Rachel Hendricks. Thanks for any information.

John Howell 7/19/98
Joseph HOWELL, RS moved from the Old Cheraws District, now Chesterfield County, to Barnwell County. He was born est. 1850. Trying to connect him to Carson HOWELL (1768-1836).

Malinda Barlow 10/25/98
I am searching for information on my grandfather, William Troy Whitley born Sept. 26, 1879, in Chesterfield County, SC, to Betsy Ann Jackson WHITLEY and Titus WHITLEY. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Jeffrey Dean Collins 3/07/98
Am looking for lines of JENKINS-DEES-PARKER-LANEY. Please send any searchable lists you might have available and it is certainly most appreciated.

Riki Goodman2/10/98
Seeking info on the ancestors of Eva Martha JOHNSON born 8 March 1882 in Chesterfield County. Her father was John A. JOHNSON, mother, Nancy A.; grandfather Alexander L. JOHNSON, grandmother, Syntha (also married to Tharriba); greatgrandfather Noel JOHNSON, ggrandmother, Elizabeth. All of these people except Martha and James are buried in Prospect Methodist Churchyard between Hartsville and Cheraw. I would love to know of any siblings to this lineage. Help!.

Edward Riley Jordan3/22/98
Looking for parents of William M.H. JORDAN of Chesterfield County. Mother possibly Elizabeth _________ born about 1785. Possibly had a brother, Madison JORDAN, born about 1817. William is listed with wife Charity and sons Oren M.H. and Washington JORDAN (born about 1843 and 1844 resp.) in the 1850 SC US Census, Chesterfield County. A Calvin S. JORDAN (born about 1834) is also listed. Any information appreciated.

Looking for parents of William R. KENNINGTON b. 24 July 1823 near Cheraw according to Civil War Pension Application. I cannot locate him on the 1850 Census, but he & wife Mary Jane TERRY & children are listed on 1860 Kershaw Census, 1870 Chesterfield Census, 1880 Kershaw Census and 1900 Red River Parish, Louisiana Census. They came to La. in 1885. Any information on KENNINGTON's welcomed. Thanks!

Larry Marcus Kirklen 3/20/98
My 4th great grandfather George KIRKLAND, born 1765, lived next to John KIRKLAND on the Lynch river. George migrated to TN around 1800 with Philip Thurman and a Archibald KIRKLAND. George's wife, Elizabeth,is thought to be a SHUMATE, and wife Rachel was a SHUMATE (could be the same person?). Philip THURMAN married George KIRKLAND's sister Kesiah. In the 1790 census of Chesterfield County, SC, George Kirkland lived about 8 dwellings down from Philip THURMAN. Philip's next door neighbor was a Samuel SHUMAKE and next to him was a Lucy SHUMAKE. I have the KIRKLAND's living on the Lynch River in about the 1770's, in Chesterfield, County, SC. William SHUMATE born about 1734 married Julia Blakeney, born about 1738, they had Julia SHUMATE, born about 1760, she married a Benjamin THURMAN, born about 1755. Please contact me if you have any information.

Martha K. Curry11/27/98
Tracing ancestors of Thomas KIRKLEY born March 17, 1803, died September 1, 1858, wife Isabella Jane MURCHISON born March 31, 1811 died May 20, 1864. Married Oct. 19, 1830 Camden SC. Do not know where they were born or buried. Had 8 children, some born in Anson County NC and some in Chesterfield District SC, house on the state line. Great grandfather James Simon Kirkley born August 22, 1841 Anson County NC. Isabella mother Margaret MURCHISON died February 19, 1872. Any help appreciated.

Margaret T. Yocis 6/27/98
I am trying to locate any information on my great grandfather and great grandmother. The information I have is the dead end of my family tree. Please help. William H. KNIGHT born May 02, 1853 died July 21, 1901, he married Mary E. KNIGHT born February 14, 1853 died July 04, 1908, they had three children: Arzena KNIGHT born March 22, 1877, Thomas Ruffus KNIGHT born May 21, 1881 died March 07, 1949, Hessie Elizabeth KNIGHT born September 21, 1885 died November 1967. From what I understand my grandfather and his sisters were born in Cheraw, SC, Chesterfield County. My great grandmother Mary E. KNIGHT is suppose to be buried in Cheraw, SC, Chesterfield County. If anyone has any information or is a distant relative, I would greatly appreciate knowing.

Constance Schofield 8/15/98
Need proof of marriage 1805-1810 for David LANEY son of Joseph LANEY, and Nancy BLAKENEY, daughter of John BLAKENEY, Jr. Also possible marriage of Nancy LANEY, daughter of David LANEY and Flinn HARGETT circa 1832. Flinn may be son of Laney C. HARGETT. David and family moved from Chesterfield County, SC to Harris County, GA 1833. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Lynda Davenport 8/15/98
I am looking for some information on the marriage of a Dr. Carter LEE, my great great grandfather. He married around 1842-44. I was told he was first or second cousins to Robert E. LEE. Anyone who can direct me to information that might help me find this information, it would be appreciated.

William Morgan3/20/98
Would like to compare notes with anyone researching the LOWRY, TIMMONS, ALSOBROOK, and EVANS families of Chesterfield County, SC. Thanks in advance.

Roberta McNeill 3/07/98
I am searching for Elizabeth MASON, William MASON, Joseph MASON, John or John C. MASON. I know that they were in the 1790 census. They were members of the Welsh Neck Baptist Church. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Eleonore Crespo 1/30/98
Looking for information on James MASSEY, born 1826? in Chesterfield County. He was married to Martha C. Hilton, born 25 January 1829 in SC. James' father was John MASSEY, born in Virginia. Thank you.

Peggy Ramer 4/27/98
I am looking for information on Pleasant T. MASSEY. He was born about 1800 in Chesterfield County to Alston MASSEY and wife (name unknown). He married Lavinia SHUMATE in 1821. They had nine children: Robert T., William G., John J., Richard, James H., Alfred D., Pleasant P., Noah and Thomas. Any help would be appreciated.

John Costantino 7/18/98
I am looking for information on the parents of James A. McBRIDE of Chesterfield District. He was born in 1844 and during the Civil War he served in 8th Regiment South Carolina Infantry. His fathers place of birth is listed as Scotland and his mothers place of birth as South Carolina. After the war, he settled in Cophia County, Mississippi. His wife's name was Cornelia E. from North Carolina. His children are listed as Susanah, John, Vanco, Lettie, Louanna, Ida, Hattie, Beula, Archie, Jenie and Henrietta.

Annette B. Rawls 10/25/98
I am researching gggrparents Daniel Arthur (?) and Martha (Marcia) ? (McGregor) ? McDougald family(ies). They are listed on the 1850/1860 Census in Chesterfield County. Need death dates, cemetery records, names of their parents, where were they before Chesterfield County? Will share names on their descendants with anyone researching these lines.

Nathalie Hurford 4/27/98
I am looking for information about Neil McKINNON who was born in Cheraw September 29, 1865. He was listed in the Florida Census in 1900 as a bookkeeper. In 1901 he married Belle Zora BREWER. He died June 9, 1930 and is buried in Williston, Florida. I know he had two sisters and I believe his mother's name was Nancy. Thanks.

Dorothy Albrecht 3/21/98
My ggg-grandfather John McMILLAN was from Cheterfield County, SC, before going to Monroe County, AL and then to Colorado County, TX before 1843. He was married to a Margaret (supposedly EDWARDS) in SC ca 1816. She was born in SC ca 1800 and died in Colorado County, TX, 28 Oct 1883. He was the son of James and Rachel (CHISHOLM) McMILLAN who were married in NC and lived in Anson County, then the Chesterfield-Cheraw area. James was in the American Rev fighting with Gates at Camden. They also had children Alexander, Nancy married Colin McMURPHY, Isabella married Samuel THOMPSON, Sarah married John PURVIS, Mary married Bryant OWENS, and James. I am most interested in finding the family of Margaret. John and Margaret had six children: Ellender; Elizabeth (they may have been twins); Sarah Ann; Williamson; James; and John. I would greatly appreciate any information on this family. I have lots to share on all of the siblings except Williamson. Information on any of this family will be greatly appreciated.

Anne Wiggins Wallace 10/25/98
I am descended from Dr. Alexander McQUEEN and his wife, Mary Ellerbe. They lived in the old Cheraw District in the 1700's. I am interested in finding out if there are other descendants still living in Cheraw area.

Ronald D. McRaney 1/20/98
Listed in the 1820 census is a Malcolm MCRANEY, looking for any information on Malcolm and his family. May have been a family of CAMPBELLs living with him. He would have been born in NC abt 1772 and may have been married to a Mary b. NC abt 1786, may have a son Daniel b. NC abt 1805. Thanks for any help.

Barry Melton 5/30/98
I am seeking information on my ancestors from Chesterfield County, as follows: John MELTON, born February 10, 1849, in Chesterfield County, SC; Daniel MELTON, born 1817, in Chesterfield County, SC; John MELTON (Daniel's father), probably born in late 18th century in Chesterfield County, SC. Any help given would be appreciated.

Richard Singletary 10/25/98
I am looking for John MELTON and Amanda Atkinson MELTON families. These two showed up on the 1880 Census of Chesterfield County, SC. I could not find them again on the 1890-1900 Census for Chesterfield County, SC. I did find John MELTON on the 1860 Census for Chesterfield County, SC with a different wife -- Rebecca! This fits with the family history of John having two different families! I can't find John with either family in the 1870, 1850, or 1840 census records. These could be my ggrandparents. I would like to get info on both the ATKINSON families and the Melton families -- both MELTON families as well as John's parents, if possible. If you can help, please contact me.

Rod Miller 3/21/98
Am looking for any trace of a John MILLER, supposedly from Chesterfield County, SC. We know he was last in Calloway County, KY, married for the third time there in 1828, and died there in 1841. Along the way, he supposedly married in Montgomery County, TN. I am guessing he could have been in Chesterfield County, SC in the range of 1760 to 1800 (birth) and married there? from 1780 to 1820. We know he was last married to a Rebecca CLAYTON MIDGETT? in Calloway County, KY. Any leads as to this mystery would be greatly appreciated.

Jackie McInnis 3/22/98
Seeking information about the NORRIS families who were listed on the 1800 Chesterfield Co. Census, all households on the same page: James, Joel, William and Edetha. (A James NORRIS born SC was in Warren County, GA in 1801) Joel no longer is listed in 1820 but both a James and Joel appear in Warren County, GA. Can anyone help me with the NORRIS surname in Chesterfield? The James NORRIS I am searching for was a Rev. soldier and was reportedly at Cowpens and with General Francis Marion. Could this have happened if he was from Chesterfield County? Did other Rev. soldiers from Chesterfield have similar records? Thanks.

Riki Goodman 8/15/98
Seeking any information which might connect the OLIVER families of Chesterfield County, SC. Sarah OLIVER was born in 1816. She lived in the Mt. Croghan area for at least 20 years. I believe the following people were her children, but have found nothing to substantiate that: Alexander C. OLIVER born 1835, Ervin OLIVER born 1845, William P. OLIVER born 1847, Marshall OLIVER born 1851, W.B. OLIVER born 1852, Hardy OLIVER born 1853, Sarah, Jr. born 1858, Frances born 1865. The real intent is to connect James Augustus OLIVER in there somewhere. He was born 1881 in Chesterfield County. We know he was illigitimate and had two sisters Perl and Nealie or Nellie. I believe he belonged to Sarah, Jr. who in the 1900 Census shows Perl still at home age 21 and Lanner (Nealie?) age 12. James Augustus age 19 was boarding with Isaac Rivers. He married my grandmother, Martha Eva JOHNSON in 1901. Can anyone help me with this?

Donna 10/25/98
My great grandfather was Harley PARKER from Marlboro and Chesterfield counties. I know he was killed in 1905 in Chesterfield County, SC. He was married to Carrie SWEAT. PARKER's fathers name was Lawrence PARKER and mother was Susan GRANT. Susan (dod 1896) and Lawrence (dod 1912) PARKER was buried in Chesterfield. Any information on Harley PARKER or SWEAT would be most helpful. I will be happy to share data I have.

Chris Reeder 2/10/98
I am researching the REEDER/READER family of Chestserfield County, SC. I was wondering if you have encountered any Reeders? I have a Benjamin Samuel Reeder who was Baptist Clergy born c. 1821. He married a Rosa Ann Lee whose dad was Samuel Lee and Grand dad was Rich Jimmy Lee. I believe Benjamin's dad was William Reeder. He was the only Reeder in the area from 1800-1820. I found where William bought land from Benjamin Haile in Lancaster County, SC in 1799. Have you heard anything about these people? Any and all help would be appreciated.

Evelyn Victoria Rivers Skalsky 9/05/98
Looking for information on my grandparents, William A. RIVERS, born in Chesterfield County, (?) South Carolina on March 10, 1896 and Mary Helen CAULDER born on June 29, 1896. Each one had at least 10 brothers and sisters. My father, William Victor RIVERS, born Chesterfield County, South Carolina on November 21, 1918, was their oldest child. Thank you.

Don Rogers 11/27/98
I have just learned that Humphry B. ROGERS, b. 1831 in Tuscaloosa Co., AL is listed in the 1900 census for Chesterfield Co., SC. He was in SC at the end of the Civil War, but he went to DeKalb Co., AL and is listed in the 1870 census there. I could not find him in DeKalb census for 1880. I think he must have gone back to SC, maybe to Chesterfield Co. His wife's name was Ruth M. ?, and I think they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Ida and a son, also named Humphry B. Rogers, b. in 1876 -- maybe in Chesterfield Co., SC. I find no ROGERS in Chesterfield Co. surnames list, but I do find ADAMS. Humphry B. ROGERS mother was Anna Adams ROGERS. Her family was from Tuscaloosa Co., AL, but had gone there originally from SC. Anyone got any info? Surely if there was a Humphry B. ROGERS b. in 1876 in Chesterfield Co., there are descendants Today. Please help me with this family. I have lots of info regarding brothers and sisters and their descendants. I'll be thrilled to exchange info.

Debbie Segars 5/27/98
Looking for parents of Burrell Wash SEGARS (1823-1887) m. Winnie NEWMAN (1824-1900) - children Nancy A., Burrell Wash., Jr., Leland and John Wash SEGARS (1857-1915) m. Lily Dorothy KING (1860-1934). Also need information on Stafford School in Chesterfield.

W. Preston Sellers 1/20/98
I am seeking information on the family of my grandparents, Lonnie Preston SELLERS (1879-1960) and Lora Bessie Hilton (1883-1949) and their parents William David ? Sellers with unknown Anderson and William Henry HILTON with Margaret ? Hancock.

Dawn Pryor 4/27/98
I am searching for additional info on John A. SHOEMAKE. He was married to an Elizabeth ?. His father was John "Balljack" SHOEMAKE, his mother was Annie Thorn. John A. was born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina in 1808, died in Jackson County, Alabama, and had five children. Let's share some info!! Help!

Sherry Hildreth 4/27/98
Looking for information from Chesterfield County, South Carolina, about Samuel SHOEMAKE, Jr. He was the son of Samuel and Lucy Blackwell SHOEMAKE and grandson of Jean De La Chaumette. He is shown in Chesterfield County in 1800 but is gone by 1810. He is in Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 1830 listed as 90 to 100 years old. There is a known John SHOEMAKE in Bledsoe County, Tennessee when it became a county in 1807. Also found on a miller roll of descendants in Bledsoe County that a John there had the following children: John Fletcher born 1795 in South Carolina, William, Robert, James, Sarah, and Dicey. I believe this John had two wives. I found John Thomas administrator for a John SHOEMAKE in March 1813. This John and Catherine Byrd Thomas had a daughter, Elizabeth SHOEMAKE. Elizabeth had the following children: Catherine, and Isaac Gore SHOEMAKE. Isaac was born January 1813. Also found a David SHOEMAKE that was in Bledsoe County in 1814 and stayed there through the 1820's. He is in Crawford County, Missouri by 1830. I believe John and David are sons of Samuel SHOEMAKE, Jr. Would appreciate any family information. In 1830, Samuel lives between two Whittenburg families.

Barbara Nelson 10/25/98
I am looking for any information on SIMMONS family. Ralph SIMMONS born about 1786 in South Carolina, his wife, Sara Elvira White, born about 1795 in Chesterfield County, SC. Her father was William B. White. Ralph and Sara married on July 7, 1818, in Marion County, MS and then moved to Newton County, MS and had their family. Thanks.

Charles R. Stephenson 1/30/98
Searching for information about the parents and/or siblings of my GG-Grandfather William Hamilton STEPHENSON/STEVENSON born December 2, 1817 in Chesterfield County, SC. The next bit of data I have on William is when he married Salina C. Browning in Chambers County, Alabama, on July 8, 1849. So far, I cannot determine where he was between his birth and his marriage. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Jay J. Taylor 4/27/98
My late father, John James TAYLOR was born in Chesterfield County about February 28, 1909 in town of Cheraw. He died in Seattle, Washington in July 1969. His father, Saw (possibly short for Saul or Solomon) TAYLOR might have been born about 1881 and was married to Eliza BOADY. John J. TAYLOR lived in New York City, NY in the 1930's and had a female child by the name of Hattie TAYLOR born during that time. He I am looking for a birth record for my father and/or any information regarding his parents, siblings or my stepsister Hattie. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated; thank you very much for your time.

Glenn Teal 4/27/98
Would like to find out any information on TEAL family members from Chesterfield County, SC. Specifically, I am interested in locating, if possible, any descendants of my 3G grandfather William TEAL and his wife Isabella McRAE. It is stated in the estate settlement papers of Isabella that she and William had two children that resided in the Chesterfield District of SC and were now deceased. One was named Benjamin F. TEAL. The other was named Elizabeth TEAL. Elizabeth was married to a Hezekiah LIZENBY (or possibly Lisenby). Any information on these people or their families would be appreciated. I have information on William and his family members I would be willing to share.

W.S. Therrell 3/07/98
Searching for information on Francis THEREL who was in Chesterfield County in 1793 on Horsefork Creek. Name was sometimes written as THORLA or THURRELL. Any help appreciated.

Colleen Turnage 6/27/98
Last verified direct line ancestor is Robert Bennett TURNAGE, who appears as a child in 1850 SC Chesterfield County census. Father is listed as John TURNAGE with his wife, Effa. I've been told that Effa was John TURNAGE's 2nd wife, and that John TURNAGE and Effa had no children together. I have also been told that Nancy McKAY was John TURNAGE's lst wife, but have been unable to find any information to substantiate this claim. I know that a will of John MCKAY of Marlboro County (1826) mentions a daughter, Nancy, wife of John TURNAGE, but would like more than this to verify her as the mother of one, some, or all of John TURNAGE's children. Any help much appreciated.

Colleen Turnage 6/27/98
My father is James Eddie TURNAGE, his father was James Oscar TURNAGE, born in Chesterfield County, SC. James Oscar's parents were Henry TURNAGE and Josephine W. PURVIS. They were first cousins. Henry's mother was Christian (Christan on her headstone) FREEMAN. Josephine's mother was Effie FREEMAN. Christian and Effie were sisters; their father was Jesse FREEMAN. I would love to find out more about each of these lines. Thank you.

Emily Davis 2/10/98
Henderson WADE b. about 1775 poss. VA located in Chesterfield County, SC USC for 1830. Wife's name probably Elizabeth b. 1778 VA. Issue John WADE b. 1795 VA; Henderson WADE b. 1818 SC; and Burnel R. WADE b. 1816 SC. Elizabeth and these children moved to Sumnter County, Alabama by 1840 and to Pontotoc County, Mississippi by 1847. Any information on these people appreciated.

Janet Shadowens3/22/98
I am looking for any information on an Oliver H. WATSON born 14 April, 1848, in Chesterfield. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Neal Watts 2/19/98
John WATTS was born in Chesterfield District, SC to Josiah WATTS (b. abt. 1780) and Margaret "Peggy" EVANS (b. abt. 1785) on May 26, 1805. The family moved to Wayne County, MS before 1810. James WATTS may have been a brother, father or other relative as he moved to Wayne County MS about the same time. I'm looking for any information on WATTS or EVANS families before 1800 in an attempt to establish a connection.

Cynthia Porcher 4/27/98
I am researching my grandfather's family. He was Robert Lee WATTS, son of Townley B. WATTS and Hennie (Babe) EVANS. He had an older sister named Mame, but no younger siblings as his mother died from childbirth complications. He was raised by his grandmother EVANS. PaPa's father remarried and had about 10 more children. I do not have their names or the name of the second wife. PaPa was born June 23, 1893 and died in Charleston on March 21, 1990. He was married to Cornelia Alice HAMILTON of Union County, NC. Mama's sister Bess lived in Pageland (Mrs. C.M. Tucker, Sr.) They came to Charleston during the Depression. I do have a little more info, if that would be helpful. I have good HAMILTON family records, but almost nothing on WATTS and nothing on EVANS. Any help that you might be able to offer would be greatly appreciated.

Bob Jones 2/24/98
I am looking for information on Hartwell WEAVER and Moses KNIGHT who lived in Chesterfield County in 1790.

Brenda Wood Johnston 4/27/98
I am searching for information on Henry WOOD, b. 1785, d. 1862, m. Catherine McDougal/McCullers (she was also adopted by Wilde family). Their children were: John A., Elizabeth, Joseph Butler, David Gregg, and William Henry. Sometime back in the 1830's, John A. WOOD (my GGgrandfather) and William Henry WOOD left Society Hill, near Cheraw, SC for GA and AL. This is all the history I have on the above Henry WOOD. Is there any record of the Henry WOOD family in this area? I assume they had a farm in the Society Hill area. Thank you.

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