McCormick County, SC

 

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McCORMICK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA QUERIES 1998

These are old queries but some may still be helpful to researchers.

Brown Family
Researching Brown family. John Brown married Babara Cox. Malcolm M. Brown married Matilda Crozier. William Thomas Brown married Alice Bodie. James Malcolm married Emma Sharp. Would like information connected with these four generations of my family. M.M. Brown was supposedly wounded during Civil War. Thanks! Vonnie Maxwell
Posted 1/28/98

BAUGHMAN, JOHN HENRY
I'm seeking information on my g-g grandfather,John Henry Baughman(B.1817,D.1900).He was in Abbeville County,Savannah River District(now McCormick Co.)by the 1850 census.His wife was Margaret Ann Link(B.1820,D.12/12/1905).They are both buried in Bethiah Cemetery between Abbeville and McCormick,along with several of their children.I am trying to determine who John Henrys parents were,and where he was born.I am also researching these families with Mc Cormick Co.connections:Woodhurst,McNeill, Talbert,Hanvey,and Kennedy.All help appreciated.
Posted Feb. 28, 1998 Jim Baughman

Brown Family
Researching Brown family. John Brown married Babara Cox. Malcolm M. Brown married Matilda Crozier. William Thomas Brown married Alice Bodie. James Malcolm married Emma Sharp. Would like information connected with these four generations of my family. M.M. Brown was supposedly wounded during Civil War. Thanks! Vonnie Maxwell
Posted 1/28/98

BAUGHMAN, JOHN HENRY
I'm seeking information on my g-g grandfather,John Henry Baughman(B.1817,D.1900).He was in Abbeville County,Savannah River District(now McCormick Co.)by the 1850 census.His wife was Margaret Ann Link(B.1820,D.12/12/1905).They are both buried in Bethiah Cemetery between Abbeville and McCormick,along with several of their children.I am trying to determine who John Henrys parents were,and where he was born.I am also researching these families with Mc Cormick Co.connections:Woodhurst,McNeill,Talbert,Hanvey,and Kennedy.All help appreciated.
Posted Feb. 28, 1998 by Jim Baughman

BRITT, CHARLES
Seeking descendants of Charles BRITT who arrived in New Bordeaux with his mother and step-father Jacob Dellechaux in 1768. Archiving the DILLASHAW family and related lines.
Happy to share! Sandra Delashaw Warden
Posted March 31, 1998 Sandra Delashaw Warden

WIDEMAN
Francis WIDEMAN, son of Leonard WIDEMAN and Savil HANVEY, was born aobut 1789 in what became McCormick County. He and wife Nancy (born ca. 1789) moved about 1819 to Jefferson Co., MO. What is Nancy's maiden name and who are her parents?
Posted April 13, 1998 Fredric Z. Saunders

HOLLIMAN
Looking for information on the Holliman family. Felix Holliman was married to Ida Tenant. Possibly children of slaves, may have been of mixed heritage. Lived in Abbeville and Willington areas. They are said to have had about 14 children. Names include: Archie, Earnest (who is my grandfather), John and possibly a Felex (spelled differently). Would appreciate any information. Surname may have also been spelled: Holeman or Holleman.
Posted April 22, 1998 Mailto:holliman@uiuc.edu

BELLOTTE, etc.
Looking for the following surnames in McCormick (then Abbeville) County, early 1800s: BELLOTTE, BRANSCOME, DEFOOR/DEFORD, GUILLEBEAU, HARWICK,LEGARD, LEROY, MCMASTER, THORNTON, TOWNS. Many of these names were in the Mt Carmel area. Especially interested in how the DEFORDS and BRANSCOMES might fit together. Also, seeing as how the English and Huguenot French seemed to intermarry to some degree, what church would these mixed families have been likely to go to? Thanks for any help.
Posted May 14, 1998 John C. Ottinger

DRENNAN
Looking for parents of Joseph Wheeler DRENNAN b. 1900 in McCormick County d. 1988 in Greenwood, SC. I was told his father was Frank Vance DRENNAN, mother's name unknown. Any info appreciated. Posted May 16, 1998 Debbie Segars

BATES, FORRESTER, SHOCKLEY
James Shockley BATES (b.c.1811 SC-d.1882 Athens, Clarke Co, GA) md. 5 times and had about 16 children. 1st wife was Miss FORRESTER-they md. about 1827 in SC (even though it is believed they already lived in GA at the time). She died before 1844. Their children: Samuel A, William E., Sarah Adeline, John, James Charlton (b.1839 Franklin Co, GA). They lived in Franklin Co in 1839-1853, then Hart Co, GA from 1853-after 1870, then Newton Co, GA in 1880, then Clarke Co, GA in 1882. Many children born later moved to Alabama. Was he kin to the Old 96/Abbeville Co (now McCormick Co), SC BATES?
Julie Hampton Ganis, PO Box 291, Kannapolis, NC 28082
Posted June 14, 1998 Julie Hampton Ganis

TAYLOR/HALL/ROGERS
I am looking for any information on the listed surnames. This search includes the counties of McCormick, Lancaster, Cherokee, Union, Kershaw, Lee

Taylor Surname: Fred Taylor b-7/25/1890 d-10/1/1947 Abney Baptist Church married 8/23/1908 Annie Jane Mosley b-9/5/1889 d-3/8/1960 Abney Baptist Church

Hall Surname: Sam Hall b-1864 d-5/24/1944 Lee County married Martha Jane Hopkins b-4/10/1872 d-4/5/1946 These two had numerous children. My g/father was Willie E. Hall b-4/11/1895 d-11/20/1972 (Lee County)

Rogers Surname: John Laurie Bennie Will McCutchen Rogers b-5/20/1909 d-1/28/1945 mother and father were Cornelius Rogers no dates Minnie Juanita Self b-3/28/1884 d-9/26/1950 married Maggie Taylor on 8/7/1927

One sister that I know of Clara Rogers b-5/10/1907 d-9/2/1988 married Willie Hall on 3/6/1921 no children from this marriage. Willie Hall's second wife was Maggie Taylor b-10/24/1910 still living marriage date to Willie Hall 5/25/1945 Any help to unravel this mess would be greatly appreciated.
Posted July 20, 1998 terryo@kricket.net

THURMOND, THURMAN, NEW, FLOYD, McCLENDON, DeLAUGHTER, BYRD, BIRD, BUSSEY,COLE, HULSEY, TAYLOR, HIGHTOWER, BARDEN, BURTON, BLEDSOE, HANDCOCK, MOSS, BOYD, CALLIHAM, CHEATHAM,
Below are my direct ancestors. Most were (at least back to 1775 were in the Edgefield, known than District 96. The current counties my ancestors lived in are Edgefield, Aiken, McCormick & Abbieville, SC. A few of them lived (1790-1810) in Wilkes Co GA. Some may have also lived briefly in Richmond Co. GA. (Augusta. To conserve web space only my main surnames of interest are listed here You may view my complete work on my webpage http://www.alltel.net/~jfcole where you can see 5000+ members of my family tree. My webpage covers from abt 1540 in England untill the 1900's in SC 7 GA. Although I have assembled a great deal of data on my family history, I can always use more. If you have or need info on any of these people please contact me. THURMOND, THURMAN, NEW, FLOYD, McCLENDON, DeLAUGHTER, BYRD, BIRD, BUSSEY, COLE, HULSEY, TAYLOR, HIGHTOWER, BARDEN, BURTON, BLEDSOE, HANDCOCK, MOSS, BOYD, CALLIHAM, CHEATHAM, REESE, BLACKSTONE.
Posted July 30, 1998 Joe Cole

HEMPHILL
In the 1790 Census on page 57 for Old Ninety-Six District, Abbeville Co., SC is listed an Isabel McCleskey:

Colhoun, Capt. Jos[eph] 1 1 4 0 3
McNeal, John 1 0 0 0 0
Deal, Will[ia]m Senr. 1 2 3 0 0
Morrow, Hugh 1 0 1 0 0
Williams, James 1 2 1 0 0
Mercer, Robert 2 2 7 0 1
Berrey [Berry], William 1 0 1 0 0
McMullin, Revd. Peter 4 1 5 0 3
Simpson, John 2 4 3 0 0
*McCleskey, Isbel (sic) 1 1 2 0 0 < * * *
Dunlap, W[illia]m 1 0 7 0 0
McClaskey, W[illia]m 1 1 2 0 0
Pettigrew, Ebenez[e]r 2 2 3 0 8
Calhoun, Hugh 3 0 2 0 0
Noble, James 1 1 3 0 11

All: M 16+, M 16-, F, Other, Slaves.

There is a division of opinion as to who this Isabel is and who her other family members are who are listed with her. By the names of those listed near her it appears that she lived in the midst of our Lower Long Cane (or Hopewell) Presbyterian Church congregation. It is my belief that a David in one of the branches of her McCleskey family married a Mary Hemphill (1750/1760 VA or NC - 1780/1810 Elbert Co., GA). Mary was the daughter of James Hemphill of the line known as the North Carolina Hemphills. The other Hemphill line at this same Long Cane location was the Hemphills whose widow Margaret Bates Clark Hemphill's Probate Notice was posted at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in "what is known as the Calhoun Settlement on Long Cane and Little River". It was administered 6 Feb 1826 by William Hemphill, Alexander Houston and James Houston with $8,000 bond. As far as I know no one has found a link between these two Hemphill lines or my line. My line settled in Chester Co., SC in the 1790's and did not come to the Long Cane Section until 1837.

If you have names, dates, relations, etc., for the individuals enumerated in the Isabel entry in the 1790 Census please let me hear from you.
Posted Aug. 8, 1998 Robert Davis Hemphill

WATSON
I am looking for information on surname "Watson". I believe first name is Tom. Apparently he was mayor of McCormick for many years during early 1900's.
Posted Aug. 9, 1998 TaliaO’dneal@Columbia.net

SEARLES/TAGGERT
I am doing research on my family from McCormick, they are African-American and the surnames are as follows: Britt, Freeman, Fuller, Jenkins, Lawrence, Lyons, Payne, Searles, Taggart, Thompson, Wardlaw, Watkins, Woods, Guilbeaux, Terry, Carusro. They are from Calhoun Mills and Bordeaux. If anyone has any information, please contact me. The main ancestors are Frederick Searles married to Judia, their daughter Janie Searles married William Taggert.
Posted Aug. 14, 1998 Alice Fluegge

BURNETT, GODDARD, BOYD, PINSON
Seeking information on Burnett, Goddard, Boyd, Pinson. All of these families grew up in and around Greenwood, Edgefield, McCormick, Abbeville Counties in SC. Some I have found buried in Bethlehem Cemetary, Coronaco, SC. I am new at this so not sure where to go next.
Posted Aug. 31, 1998 Martha Burnett Jacobson

GARDENHIRE
I am seeking information about the above African- American families who lived in Washington Township, Edgefield County, an area that was later to become part of McCormick County. Sandy/ Samuel Gardenhire was my gg grandfather, his son Thomas was my g grandfather. I am particularly interested in finding the name of the slave owner so that I can further my research.
Posted Nov. 29, 1998. Bill Chapman

CAUDLE/ MORROW
Seeking information on a Aurelia Jane Caudle who married a James Morrow. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 12/13/98 mailto:huher@dynasty.net

FOURQUREAN
I'm researching the surname Fourqurean/Forqueran/Forgueran/ Forquerand/Forqueron and other spellings would appreciate any information. I am also looking for information about the Huguenot Settlement at New Bordeaux.
Posted 12/13/98 jfloyd@hardin.k12.ky.us