February 1998 - October 1998
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Cindy Ridgeway Parker
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Anne B Lewellen February
WINDHAM-I am researching Windhams in Clarendon,
Co. Have Windhams intermarried with Rowe family and Crawford family. My
grgr grandfather Henry F. Windham was born ca. 1836. Don't know what the
F. stands for, he married Susan Emily Rowe. Any information would be appreciated.
Will share what I have. firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne B Lewellen February
Am researching the Haley-Johnston
families, have Frances Haley married to James Johnston , Rev. soldier.
Cannot find Frances Haley's parents. Any help appreciated, will share info.
Russell LeeFeb.2, 1998
I am searching for information on LEE
families in Clarenden and surounding counties. I am a direct descendent
of DAVID LEE b. 1793 married Elizabeth McCALLISTER whose descendents lived
in or around Sumter, Florence, and Clarendon Counties. Later generations
include DAVID LEE, DAVID HARRISON LEE, ISAAC LEE, WILLIAM GADSON LEE, CHARLES
WASHINGTON LEE, TROY CLIFTON LEE. I am also interested in the legend or
fact of ARTHUR FERNEY LEE, supposed father of above DAVID, and NEEDHAM,
TIMOTHY, and others who came to Charleston, married ELIZABETH HAYNE and
built a mill on Lynches River in present day Florence COunty. I am seeking
information on ancestry of or stories about the above families. Have information
and am willing to share.
Jackie McInnis Feb. 22, 1998
Searching for information
about the families of Thomas DAVIS and James LITTLE who were in the Clarendon
area and are listed on the 1820,30 and 40 census. Both had large families
with several sons. I believe Thomas DAVIS had a son named Abner DAVIS who
married Susan LITTLE, the daughter of James LITTLE c. 1833. Abner and Nancy
moved on to Georgia before 1840. I would appreciate information about any
individuals with these surnames who were in Clarendon County. Jackie McInnis
213 Whittington Dr.,Knoxville, TN 37923
I am looking for information on
Sylvester Mitchum who settled in Clarendon County. My g grandfather was
James Rial Mitchum (born @1799) who settled in Berkeley County. I am wondering
if they were of the same family. If so, who were their parents?
William O. Hatchell
March 9, 1998
J. J. Johnston or Johnson
was b. ca 1825 and appears on the 1850 Sumter census at stop #687, occupation
"miller." His wife is listed as Juliana, age 27. J. J. is listed on the
1860 Clarendon census at stop #57, occupation "mechanic" as Jas. (= James?)
Johnson, wife Julia, age 37. Family tradition says Johnston's first name
was "Johnny" and that the spelling was "Johnston" rather than "Johnson."
They had the following known children: Martha b. 1848; Charles H. b. 1848
(possibly m. Eliz. Pack); Thomas b. 1851; Richard A. b. 1853; J. B.(John
or Joseph) b. 1856; Margaret Alice b. 1860/65 m. Charles Edward Hicks of
Darlington County; John W. b. 1862; and Warren H. b. 1865. This Johnson
family lived near Paxville, and some descendants lived in Sumter, Sardinia,
Olanta and in Florence. Any help in identifying the lineage of this family
or any additional information would be appreciated. Will gladly share and
exhange information at my own expense.
Has anyone to your
knowledge worked out the Blaney/Harper Johnson family? What about Arthur
P. Johnson, the school teacher from NC shown on the 1850 census? There
has to be some clue in my opinion based on the given names of J. J. Johnson's
children: Charles H., Thomas, Richard A., Joseph B., John W., and Warren
H. Seems to be someone who's surname perhaps started with an H., perhaps
on the maternal side. When Charles Edward Hicks and Margaret Alice Johnson
married, they named boys James Moody Hicks and Wayne Steckle Hicks. Any
of these names ring bells for you in Clarendon/Sumter counties? Hey, I'm
sorry I'm getting carried away on this family which really has me stumped!
Just a bunch of wild guesses...
John Simons March 14,
If anyone can help me find information
on James and Mary Richbourg who had a daughter Emily A Richbourg born Sept.
18, 1801, she married Alexander S. Tate in 1822. They lived in Bradford
Springs Area. I also think they my have had a second daughter Francis Lousie
Richbourg born 1806 and married John H.P. Tate grandson of Col. Samuel
Tate of Sumter.
John Street March 14, 1998
WELLS/SMITH- The information I am seeking
concerns Robert Smith, b 2/1/1792, m 10/24/1816, d 9/1/1864. Robert married
Nancy Ann Wells, b 8/24,1794, d 10/23/1853. Nancy was the daughter of Willaby
Wells, b 1768, d 10/26/1835. The wife of Willaby was Mary "Polly" who was
born 1772. Thank you for your assistance.
4258 Balboa Drive
Ft Worth TX 76133
Lucille Brittain March 15,
BALLARD- I am looking for the parents of
John R. Ballard & Pernelia Ballard. John was born abt 1863, Lilli/
Pernelia was born 1869. I have Clarendon Co. down as place of birth but
I don't rightly know if that is correct. Any help would be appreciated.
Diane Flowers March 17,
IÕm looking for information
on Thomas Travis Flowers born in Gibson, NC married to a Mary Elizabeth
Rhodes born in Elliot, SC. (Also married to "Nellie") Their children were
Mae Flowers Bodenheimer (b. 5/12/1905), Daisy Flowers Turner, Tom, William,
and Andrew. Tom Flowers was the police chief in Manning for years and his
son, James Lee Flowers, ran the ABC liquor store. William Flowers was married
to Harriet Louise Brunson. Any help would be appreciated. Visit the Flowers
Web site at:
42 Ring Around Lane
Crawforville, Fl 32327
John Simons March 17,
If anyone has infomation
on a TATE Family living in Vance Ferry, South Carolina bef 1750 please
E-mail me. I have the Family Bible date 1827 of Alexander S. Tate born
1788-1853 he was first married to Dorcap Butting, the daughter of William
Butting listed in Clarendon County 1790 Census. He married Emily A. Richbourg
second in 1822, daughter of James and Mary N. Richbourg. In it is listed
his father Alexander (Alech) Tate who died in 1801. Also I know from a
letter dated 1873 to Mr. L. C. Drapier (The Drapier Manuscript Thomas Sumter
Calendar) by John H. P. Tate (My G G Great Grandfather) Alexander(Alech)
had two brothers Maj. Sam Tate (JHP Tate's Grandfather) and John Tate all
three servied in the American Revolution War with General Sumter. This
is as far back as I can verify except that their Father was Irish and their
Mother was English. Also stated in the letter is that Maj. Sam Tate and
Alexander his brother are buried in the area of Vance Ferry with a strong
tie to Bradford Springs and a Mt. Tauctus. Please all info will be helpful.
April 12, 1998
I am looking for any information
on my grgrfather Edward OLIVER, born 1874, Manning, South Carolina. Also,
on Bertha, daughter of Mary and Edward Oliver, who married Charles DOUGHTY.
Any information on the DOUGHTYs and DAVIS's of Davis Crossroads, South
Carolina, would be helpful. If the names Absalom OLIVER, Shank OLIVER are
familiar to you, please contact me. Thank you.
Margaret Goodwin May
ancestors & other kin are: Claudius RICHEBOURG & his 2nd wife Unity
FOX married ca 1742/43 SC Col. Henry FOX, III & his wife Mary GOODWYNS
William RICHBOURG, Sr. & wife Elizabeth GIBSON m by 2 Aug 1803 Her
father was Phinehas GIBSON, Edward M. RICHBOURG &w. Susannah BRUNSON
m by 1810.Her father was William Brunson. I am looking for others researching
Thomas L. Keefe May 14,
I am seeking information concerning
my grandfather, John Ladd KEEFE (8/22/1882-5/12/1942, m. Frances Cornelia
KELLY). According to my father's birth certificate, John was born in Florence
County; however, since this date is prior to the formation of Florence
County, he must have been born in either Clarendon, Darlington, Marion,
or Williamsburg County. I am especially interested in the names and important
dates of his parents, siblings, and other family members. As well as my
mother could remember, John's siblings were: Chansler, Lela, George M.
(9/27/1880-6/30/ 1933, m. Mary Bowen), Lewis Mitchell (b. 1896, m. Ethel
MOULEDOUS), Harris, and Horace.
I am also researching GIST, KELLY, McKINNON, MILLER, PROSSER, RICHBURG,
and STONE. Any help that you can give with these families will be greatly
Toni Cusack Matthews May
I have been researching my Goins
family for approximately 14 years. They were in the Sammy Swamp area. JEREMIAH
GOINS died circa1820. His wife was EDY LUCAS. They had the following children:
Wade,John,Madrey- my GGGGrandfather,Thomas, Matilda, Levicy, Debeitta,
General Washington, and Henry. I would like for any of their descendants
to contact me. Two of the brothers, JOHN AND MADREY moved to Williamsburg
County. The others eventually left South Carolina. Some of the descendants
stayed and .They married into the Smiling, Chavis,Winkles Gibbs, Atkinson,
and Tucker families.
Sheila Gingles LorenzMay 23,
was cousin to Major General "Mad" Anthony WAYNE. Both were born in Pennsylvania
and raised by Anthony's father. Wm. WAYNE eventually came to SC where he
met and married Esther TREZEVANT in Charleston, May 7, 1777. Daniel TREZEVANT
was a Huegenot born in France. He and his wife Susan Moulard fled persecution
and came to America, to SC, 1680-1684. Their son Isaac TREZEVANT married
and gave birth to a second Daniel TREZEVANT. This Daniel TREZEVANT's daughter
is Esther who married Wm. WAYNE. So Esther was the fourth TREZEVANT generation
in America. Wm. WAYNE and Esther TREZEVANT WAYNE gave birth to Elizabeth
WAYNE, Jacob WAYNE, Gabriel William WAYNE, and Francis A. WAYNE. Elizabeth
married John ELLIOTT (b, in Northern Ireland). They had one son, John Francis
Abraham WAYNE b.1810 and who eventually married Mary Anne Smith. They had
nine children. While his parents are buried in a churchyard in Scottsville,
SC (near Mayesville), John Francis is buried in Old Gully Cemetery near
Pinewood, SC., in Clarenden County. (He was a chaplain in the Confederacy
and died in service.) I have more information on these above families if
anyone is interested, but here is where my query lies. In the Rimini/Pinewood
area the ELLIOTTS had a plantation. "ELLIOTT's Millpond" is, I'm sure named
for my ELLIOTTs, as it is in this same area and they dealt in lumber, as
least part of the time. Does anyone have any information on the history
of this plantation, the millpond, and any other "ELLIOTT" landmarks in
the state: ELLIOTT, SC; ELLIOTT College in Columbia SC; ELLIOTT Cut in
Charleston, SC; ELLIOTT Lake in Privateer, SC; ELLIOTT School (historical)
and ELLIOTT Baptist Church in ELLIOTT, SC; ELLIOTT Springs Memorial Hospital
in Lancaster, SC; and ELLIOTT House Museum in Beaufort, SC ? Thank you
815 Terra Lane El Cajon, CA 92019
Alexander Durant June 6,1998
I am looking for information
pertaining to the families of JAMES GABRIEL and ELIZABETH (BETSEY) DURANT,
both born around 1845 and DAN and JANE HARVIN They were of African-American
decent and lived in Calvary or Sammy Swamp(?) Townships in Clarendon County.
JAMES GABRIEL and BETSEY DURANT had at least seven children: HENRY(1863),
MORGAN(1865), ADELINE(1867), REBECCA(1870), BUNYAN(1872), VERNELL(1875)
and SUSAN(1878) VERNELL DURANT married ELLA HARVIN, daughter of DAN HARVIN
and JANE BILLUPS around 1899. Five children: JANIE(1900), HERVEY(1902),
THEODORE(1903), ELLENORA(1904) and ALVIN ? (1905) Any information would
be welcomed on either family.
William McIntosh June 12,
I am looking for the
parents of Mrs. Mary (FELDER) THAMES (28 Sep 1833 - 29 Mar 1908). She was
the wife of Charles Christopher THAMES, Jr. (5 Jul 1830 - 12 Oct 1912).
Her gravestone in Manning Cemetery (at least according to WPA survey) states
that she was the daughter of Joseph M. and Margaret FELDER. I can find
no record of a Joseph M. FELDER anywhere in SC. However, there was a Josiah
M. FELDER who married Margaret S. GAYLE, and they had a daughter named
Mary. I have no dates for Josiah, Margaret, or their daughter. Can anyone
confirm for me whether Josiah and Margaret (GAYLE) FELDER were indeed the
parents Mary (FELDER) THAMES?
June 13, 1998
I am interested in any information
which may be available on William RAFFIELD who is listed on the 1790 census
of Clarendon County, South Carolina. The family later migrated to Houston
County, Georgia. Another William RAFFIELD 72 from South Carolina is listed
with wife Elizabeth 63 from South Carolina and son John from South Carolina
in the 1850 census. I suspect the family resided in the area of Clarendon
County until around 1830. I would appreciate any leads or information on
Sandy Dyson June 20,
I would like to find info on DYSON,
Jacob Olie b Aug 13, 1892 in Clarendon Co. SC (Santee/Davis Station) d
Nov. 23, 1959 in Rockingham NC. Married DERRICK Fannie Ester b July 9,1892
in Saluda Co. SC d May 20,1961 in Rockingham NC. Children were: James,
Clelia, Jacob, Thelma, William, Robert, Doris, Leon, Charles, Daniel. Parents
unknown. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you. Sandy at email@example.com
Brian Douglas Conley July
I am interested in information regarding the six wives of Col. Alexander
COLCLOUGH of Beacon Hill Plantation (ca.1749-ca.1820) Clarendon Co., SC.
A combination of family traditions and some primary sources have provided
the names of his six wives as follows: 1. Mrs. BOOZER; 2. AMMERLY, widow;
3. Mrs. (Agnes?) WITHERSPOON, widow (ca 1765-1800); 4. Mrs. Elizabeth WRIGHT,
widow (ca 1760-1808) m. 1801 to COLCLOUGH above; 5. Mrs. McCANLEY, widow;
6. Mary SIM(M)S m. 1810 to COLCLOUGH above. Any information regarding the
maiden names, previous spouses and descendants of these six women would
be greatly appreciated. Happy to share what information I have.
Glyn R Oliver July
I am beginning research
into our family history for an upcoming reunion. We are researching the
Harvin and Durant families. Lynn Harvin and Mary Miller are my great grandparents.
We believe they were owned by the Harvin family. Their oldest son, Pinkney,
was sold to a family by the name of Tinder. There were 8 other children,
Theodore, Andrew, Liza, Joseph, Susan Ann, Bradie, Margaret, and James(youngest).
Theodore married Rebecca Harvin. Her mother was Elizabeth Durant. Elizabeth's
mother was a slave. Elizabeth was of mixed race. If any of these families
are familiar I would appreciate your assistance.
John Dorociak August
THIGPEN/BARWICK- I am looking for the books
on the Thigpen family history. I have a poor copy of the ..."Chains That
Bind..." but there is a much larger and more detailed Thigpen history I
am in search of. I am also interested in any information on the ancestors
of John Thigpen 1811-1890 Clarendon Co., S.C. and any and all Barwick family
Kathleen Jones Webber
- 27 August 1988
BARFIELD and HAMPTON - Richard BARFIELD
(45) and wife, Dorothy Ann
"Dollie" HAMPTON (40), were in Mount Zion Township of Clarendon County
in the 1870 Federal Census with the following children: Martha, Alfred,
Sallie, March, Wade, Little Dick and Tilla? Would appreciate any help with
this family!! My mailing address is: K. J. Webber, 119 Pine Straw Lane,
Moncks Corner, SC 29461-3518.
James M. Sprott, Jr.
13 September 1998
OLIVER/PENDERGRASS- Searching for information
on the ancestors and descendents of Peter Morgan Oliver (13 June, 1798
- 13 Dec., 1844) and his wife Amelia Almira Pendergrass (ca. 1799 - 27
June, 1844) buried in Rehoboth Cem., Clarendon County.
John Stukes September
Stukes/Hilton-Looking for information concerning
Milton A. Stukes (1797-1875) and wife Isabella Hilton (1808-1865), including
siblings, parents, etc.
Boykin Brooks September 18, 1998
Manning/Cantey/Boykin- Looking for information
on Captain Brown Manning, CSA (born 10-12-1824, died 6-18-1881). His first
wife was a Mary Cantey. His second wife was Elizabeth Gabriella "Ella"
Boykin (born 10-29-1847, died 2-11-1924), the daughter of Alexander Hamilton
Boykin, who was the leader of the Boykin Rangers (a calvary unit of the
confederate army?). Need information on Capt. Manning's children from both
marriages (I have Manning and Boykin ancestors and am looking for a connection).
My mailing address: 2526 Helena Moriah Road, Timberlake, NC 27583.
John W. Davis, Jr.
DAVIS/WHITE- I am looking for any information
on John Ransom Davis and Lucretia (White) Davis. They had a son by the
name of William Advel Davis, born 15 Mar 1872.
Eileen Kangas October
HODGE- I am looking for any information
on my g-g-grandmother. Hulda Jane Hodge was born in Paxville,Clarendon
Co. S.C. in 1827. She married Francis J. Rivers who was born in Sumter,
Sumter Co. S.C. in 1824. If anyone has any information I would love to
hear from you.
5392 S.E. 3rd Ave.
Keystone Heights Fl. 32656
Sybil Dixon October 17,1998
THAMES- I am looking for information about
Jack M. Thames. He was my grandfather's half brother. He was the son of
James William Thames . I don't know his birth mother. His brothers name
was James William Thames from Alcolu, S.C. and was married to Julia Emma
Halliday. My grandfathers name was Henry Houston Thames. I would appreciate
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