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Jimmy H. Collins 1 April 1997
COMMANDER-I am searching for info. on the COMMANDER line. My gggrandmother was Francis Elizabeth Commander. Her mother's name was Charity; her father's given name is unknown. This family lived in Crawford or Jones Co., Georgia c1830-1850. I have info. that they were possibly from Sumter Co., S.C. Any info. on the Sumter County COMMANDER families would be appreciated.

Bob Mattox 1 April 1997
JONES-My great great grandfather was William Brittain Jones of Sumter County. His parents were Anthony Lee Jones and Mary Jane Plowden. I would like any information about Anthony and Mary including their lineage. Also, William Brittain Jones' second wife and my great great grandmother was Abigail Williams of Sumter County. I would like any info. possible on her parents and family tree. I know very little about her except her name and that she is buried in the Jones family cemetery in Sumter Co. I thank you in advance. My address is 6157 Emerald Springs Way, Acworth, GA 30102

Carol D. Veal 2 April 1997
BARNES/DAVIS-Jacob Barnes b. 1765 m. Sarah Davis. On Sumter County census 1800-1830, then to Dale Co., AL. Seeking parents/siblings or others working on this line. Children: Allen, Sherrod, Jacob Jr. (mine), Joel, John Wesley; Census indicates several more.

Carol D. Veal 3 April 1997
BARNES- James Barnes' will was filed 7 June 1825 in Sumter Co. His widow was Mary LENOIR Barnes and the will named seven children. I'm looking for parents and siblings of James. He is not my direct line, but I thnk that he may be the brother of my ancestor, Jacob Barnes who married Sarah Davis. Willing to exchange information on BARNES families of Sumter and Kershaw counties.

Charlotte Cottongame 3 April 1997
THOMPSON-John Thompson was born in 1781, supposedly in Sumter District. He married Elizabeth Edmonds from Darlington District in 1798. I think that his father's name might have been Thomas Thompson. John ended up in Maury Co., TN by 1802 where his first living child , Stephen Edmonds, was born. Any clues to this family woudl be greatly appreciated.

Margaret Black 3 April 1997
Le NOIR-I understand from my research that John and Eleanor Le NOIR owned property in CLARENDON CO. in addition to SUMTER CO. Their son William Ransome LeNoir was born in that area and moved to AL in the 1830's. He also married a woman from that area named Jane Ann CALDWELL. If you have any information on this specific family I would appreciate it.

Herald Waldon 3 April 1997
WALDON- I am searching for info on my great grandfather John Waldon or John P. Waldon or J.P. Waldon. He settled in Sumter County, maybe in the city of Sumter. He shows up in the 1920 census as being from Liberia, Africa. Anything you can find will be very helpful. Thanks , Herald Waldon Sumter High Class of 1973.

Damita D. Green 5 April 1997
LOGAN- Joseph Logan, b. 1807 married Susan STONE, b. 1822. To this union were born: Kitty, b. 1845; Mary, b. 1846; Prince, b. 1849 m. Milly ? b. 1851; Izabella, b. 1853; Joseph Jr. b. 1855 m. Judian DURANT; Sukey, b. 1855; Septimus, b. 1857 , first wife Laura ?, second wife Elizabeth Cantey; Jacob, b. 1859 m. 1st Catherine GREEN, 2nd Mary CANTEY. All resided in the Pinewood/Calvary area. Looking for descendants and those researching or having knowledge of this family or their descendants.

Richard L. Fleming 10 April 1997
BRADLEY- I am researching ancestors of Lawrence Bainbridge Bradley, b. April 4, 1817 in Sumter District, S.C. , d. 1877 in Bradley Hills, Lowndes Co., Alabama; m. Susan Henrietta Key, b. Feb. 5, 1827, Baldwin Co., AL, d 1907 in Selma, AL, m. March 1847 in Lowndes Co. AL :Contact Richard Lee Fleming P.O. Box 2, Green Bank, WV 24944, Office 304-456-2231 Home 304-456-4783. I have descendants, I would freely share.

Mary Ann Million Apr 10, 1997
MOORE-Who is JAMES MOORE'S father? JAMES was living in Sumter Co. SC in 1850. All of his children were born in SC except JAMES PLEASANT who was born in AL. abt 1830. JAMES & HESTER'S CHILDREN were; REDDIN SIDNEY, LOUISA, JAMES PLEASANT, LEVI I., JULIUS, MARY E., ANDREW, SAMUEL CHANDLER, FRANKLIN L. and WARREN P. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Edith Croft Ward Apr 10, 1997
CROFT-Looking for the parents and siblings of Josiah Crofts. I think his father may have been Caleb Crofts. Also need maiden name of his wife, Martha. He was in Monroe County, Tn. by 1840 and died in Polk County, Tn. in 1868. Some of his line still spell their name with the (S) some have dropped the (S) and spell their name Croft.

Ruth A. Monteleone April 10,1997
BARROM(BYRAM)-Fielding BARROM (BYRAM) m Frances Clark l8 Mar l784 in Sumter Dist. Were in E. Feliciana Parish, LA by l806. Served in Virgina Continental Line. Father, Peter Byram m. Martha Horton, Stafford Co, VA, Overwharton Parish 16 Mar l758.

Curtis Carter April 29, 1997
MULDROW/MCMULDROW-I am seeking burial info on any member of the David McMuldrow family. David (m. to Mary Flowers) is believed to have been buried somewhere on his propery. In 1827 this property encompassed an area from Darlington south to Timmonsville and across to Fields Bridge. I believe that somewhere on the property is a cemetery that may have become a black cemetery over the years. David died in 1827, owning some 5,000 acres in the Sumter/Darlington area. He may be in the Indian Branch area of his property. Any help would be appreciated.
Marie Bayles 2 May 1997
MOYE-I am searching for the father of William Thomas Moye, born 23 June 1878. His mother is Mary J. Clark MOYE, daughter of Dr. Michael R. Clark. I beleive his father is William H. Moye, born abt. April 1850, son of Thomas N. and Mary Catherine WHEELER Moye, all of Sumter County. William Thomas' father died before his second birthday, and his sister and mother died soon after this. He came to Texas with an aunt and uncle, although no ones knows who. Any information on this MOYE or any other that could be his father would be greatly appreciated.

Glenda S. Jones 4 May 1997
MOODY-Seeking info. on James S. Moody Sr. R.S. born abt. 1780. Barnwell, Marion or Sumter Counties.

Kinloch McCollum 4 May 1997
HAYNESWORTH-Researching the family of Elizabeth Henrietta HAYNESWORTH (1846-1925) of Sumter County. She married Baptist Reverend Hugh B. McCallum in 1865 and they moved to Florida in 1871, eventually settling in Jacksonville, where Elizabeth continued to live after the Reverend's death in 1883. They were the parents of at least four children: Hugh (married Ordelia Scott), Mattie (married Dr. Claude Joyner), Annie, and Maynie (married Reverend C. E. Lubin). Please contact me at

Charles McLean 4 May 1997
MCLEOD-Seeking information on an Alexander McLeod. He is in the Sumter Co. Will Book. Will dated 15 Aug 1834. Recorded 3 Aug 1835. Will lists the following names: Wife, Sarah; daughters, Christian McCaskell, Sara McLean (wife of Charles McLean). I am particularly interested in this name. I think she was my ggg grandmother; Margaret McKinnon, Flora McLeod, Norman McLeod, Neil Matheson, John Matheson, and Margaret Matheson. Any help will be appreciated. Email address updated on June 1, 2003

Charles McLean
108 Estes Rd.
West Columbia, SC

Daniel Jordan Jr.May 13, 1997
O'NEILL/STACK-I am looking for information on two family names: Phelim O'Neill Jr. was from New York City and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1912. He was licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina in 1912. He is listed in the American Medical Directory for 1914 and 1916 as "address unknown," last known address, Sumter, S.C. In the 1918 and 1921 Directories he is listed as practicing in Columbia, S.C. Phelim Jr. died in N.Y. in 1924 at the age of 35. He is buried in the NYC Catholic Cemetery (Calvary Cemetery) in Queens. His wife and child are not buried with him.
His son, Phelim III, lists Sumter, S.C. as his birth place on his S.S. application form, which was filed in N.Y. His mother is listed on the form as, Elizabeth Stack. Phelim Joseph O'Neill III d. in 1976, address unknown.
Elizabeth O'Neill was issued letters of administration in N.Y. upon the death of her husband. Through the S.C. Death Benefits Index I have identified an Elizabeth O'Neill who was born in 1885, whose S.S. card was issued in N.Y. and who died in Sumter in 1971. I am suspicious that she was the wife of Phelim Jr. and that she was originally from and later returned to Sumter, possibly with some family members.

Delores Miller PringleMay 13, 1997
PRINGLE-d. circa 1816, Sumter District, S.C. His wife was Elizabeth McCOY, dau. of Elijah McCoy. According to a family Bible, William was the son of William Pringle Sr., Rev. War soldier m. to Mary McCoy, daug. of Elijah McCoy, and Wm. Sr. was the son of John Pringle. Would like verification of the above as well as DOB, DOD, POB, and siblings/spouses. These Pringles lived in the forks of the Black River; many of their descendants are buried at Concord Pres. Church, Brewington Rd. in Sumter County. Searching since 1969, have a great deal of info and will be glad to share. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Delores Pringle May 13, 1997
CHANDLER/MAYES-Mary Martha (Pattie) Chandler m. Thomas Mayes (1825-1901). Were her parents James Rembert Chandler (1809-1860) and Mary Ann ???(1813-1842)? Parents of James Rembert Chandler were Amos Chandler (1774-1838) and Elizabeth ???(1782/7-1847). Need verification of these as well as maiden names/parentage of wives. Would aslo like name of immigrant Chandler; did 7 brothers come from England ? What were their names ? Have names of Chandlers buried in cemetery buried in deep woods on Brewington Rd., Sumter Co. Includes families of James, Amos, Joseph, and Charles Stephen Chandler, etc. Will gladly share info.

Delores Pringle May 13, 1997
PRINGLE/BROWN-Martha Ellanora Brown (1842?-1882) m. Elijah Hartwell Pringle (1832-1882). Was Martha dau. of Solomon Brown (b. circa 1824) and Nancy ??? (b. circa 1824). 1860 census lists them with the following children: James 14, Martha 12, Eliza Jane 10, Henry 8, Mary 6, Virginia 3. Were John Brown and wife Celia ??? parents os Solomon Brown? Need verification, DOB, DOD, POB, and grandparents, etc.

James Pylant May 13, 1997
GARNER/SANDERS/PLYANT-Searching for Delpha Garner who was residing in Sumter Co. in 1811. She was the grandmother of Garner Sanders. How was she related to the PYLANT family. Any info appreciated.

Robert E. Woodham May 14, 1997
WOODHAM-Searching for info and records on ALL descendants of the Woodham family. EDWARD WOODHAM Jr., born circa 1746 in Va. and a soldier in the Rev. War, left N.C. abt 1784 and settled in the Stokes Bridge Community of what is now in Lee County. In 1808, he bought a plantation in Sumter District and moved. He died in 1820. He and his wife MARY are buried in the Woodham Cemetery. They are the ancestors of about 99 percent of all the Woodhams from the South. Their daughter, Mary, m. John ALEXANDER who also moved to Sumter District and died there in 1848. A son, Aris Woodham Sr. died in 1818; he m. Rachel BEASLEY and has many hundered of descendants today scattered throughout the nation but concentrated in Sumter, Lee, and Darlington Counties, S.C., as well as in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Lousiiana, Arkansas, and Texas. Another son, EDWARD HARLEY WOODHAM Sr., along with sons of Aris Sr. and Mary Woodham Alexander and other relatives moved to southeast Alabama. (Woodham Family Association)

Horace T. Hodge May 18, 1997
HODGE-I am working on the genealogy of the HODGE family in the Sumter District of South Carolina. I would like to have any or all information you have to add to my Hodge data base. All help appreciated. (Horace T. Hodge 826 Fred St. Charleston, S.C. 29412-5008)

Henry McLeod May 24, 1997
MCLEOD-I am looking for information on James McLeod who was born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and Margaret Blakeley McLeod who was born in County Down, Ireland. Their plantation was on Scape Ore Creek about six miles from Mayesville in Sumter County, S.C. James migrated to America with his wife and small son, David before the Rev. War, probably about 1773. It is thought that they first went to Virginia but later settled in Sumter District, S.C. and became large land owners. After the death of her husband, James, Margaret married Roger Gordon who had come to America with them and had been their business manager for years. Jams and Margaret had four children, David, Moses Blakeley, Roger Gordon, called Oddie, and Margaret Blakeley. I am looking for James McLeod's war record. I would like to find out the what ship they came to America on. I have considerable information on the children of James and Margaret if anyone is researching this family. Thanks: Henry McLeod 200 Elm St. Perry, Florida 32347.

Pauline Brandy June 1, 1997
RATCLIFF/FIELD-SC Rev. War Soldier JOHN RATCLIFF b. 1758, served with Francis Marion. He lived on Lynches Creek in Sumter Co. (defunct Salem). there was a famous "Ratcliff's Bride" during the Rev. on Lynches Creek as documented on Sumter Courthouse Deed Records. John Ratcliff was the son of JAMES RATCLIFF, and grandson of SAMUEL RATCLIFF. He married ANN FIELD, daug. of Capt. James Field, and they moved to Liberty Co. from SC about 1801. They had 8 children: James Jr., Elizabeth Ida (m. Brewer), Zachariah N., Theophilus, and Martha Ann (m. Davis). this family relocated in 1822 to Marion and then Franklin County, Mississippi. Will exchange info. on this family! See the RATCLIFF Family Home Page !

Robert CrookJune 16, 1997
STUCKEY- Seeking info on Sumter county SC Stuckey family of the late 1700's and early 1800's, particularly father and mother of Lewis and Jonathan Stuckey (both born SC in 1803 and possibly brothers) who moved first to Conecuh County, AL circa 1822. Lewis Stuckey (my ancestor) later received land patents in Pickens County, AL in 1825 and married Dorcas Noland. Dorcas was also born in SC around 1805. Lewis died of "the fever" in 1850; Dorcas Noland Stuckey died between 1880 and 1890. Any help would be appreciated.
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Harry WindhamJune 17, 1997
WINDHAM- Looking for family of Amos WINDHAM, Jr. (son of Major Amos WINDHAM of REV War), lived in Sumter Dist. in the late 1700's to early 1800's? He was thought to have been married to a Jemima WILSON, but have no proof. Jemima was believed to be the dau. of John WILSON who died in 1826. Amos Jr. died before 11 Aug 1821. Am interested in any WINDHAM connections in the SC area, especially Sumter and Darlington Districts; CARTER, DUBOSE, SANSBURY, TRUETT, BARTLETT, HICKSON, JENKS, KING, PONDER, MERCER, MATHIS, REYNOLDS, MIXON and others.

Tom Atkinson June 18, 1997
ATKINSON-I have /need info on James Atkinson of Black Creek. c1700-1800's- Shadrack, Marmaduke, Sylvia, Otwell(Atwell) Fredrick- and the group that went to Thomas and Pulaski County, Georgia- Thanks a lot.

Jeanette ReeseJune 25, 1997
REESE-I am looking for information on the various children of DAVID REESE (1709-1787) who came to Sumter from Mecklenberg, NC because David had been granted land in Sumter for his Revolutionary War activities. I am particularly interested in confirming the parentage of WILLIAM REESE (1807-1886), David's grandson. His father was either DAVID TASKER REESE (1709-1787) or a not very well documented JOHN REESE (born circa 1761).

Bil BrasingtonJune 27, 1997
BRASINGTON/FIGURAS- I am looking for any information on William and Martha Figuras(Figuars) who had a daughter named Nancy (Ann) on 8 July 1783, presumbly in Sumter County. She married William Glafstraughn Brasington on 17 Feb 1802. There also is a George Brasington in the same area at the same time. I am interested in any information about any information about these two surnames.

Ruth FentressJuly 2, 1997
ALLEN-Need info on these ALLEN siblings: Nancy m. Slomon Moody; Ezra m. Sarah; Rebecca m. James McEachern; Elizabeth m Ulysses(?) Rogers; Sarah m. William Watson; Samuel d. age 21 in 1810. Lived in Sumter District. Was their father Joshua Allen ? Nancy b. c 1776, Ezra b. c 1799, Rebecca b. 1781. Any info much appreciated.

Ruth FentressJuly 2, 1997
WATSON-In the 1816 will of William WATSON, Sumter Co., he named wife Sarah, half sisters Elizabeth & Naomi HARVIN, Ezra ALLEN, Hopkin SEAL, Mary BELK(dec'd by Dec. 1832). How were they connected to him and who was Hopkin Seal with wife (1836)Rebecca ? Will gladly exchange.

Marcia F. Bowen-AstleyJuly 3, 1997
BOWEN-Would appreciate any info on children of Frances Farmer (1774-1842) and Luke Bowen (1765-1829): Wm H.(1794-), John David (1796-), Anna Marie (1799-), James Spearman (1801-1840), Caroline Eliz (1810-), and Mary Anderson (1815-), all lived in Sumter. After the death of Luke, Frances Farmer Bowen moved to Sumter from Fayetteville. She was a noted teacher in both areas.

Marcia F. Bowen-AstleyJuly 3, 1997
CROSSWELL/BOWEN/STUCKEY-looking for info on Charlotte Crosswell m. (1) James Spearman Bowen, (2) Howell Stuckey, all resided in Sumter.

Pat Bell July 10, 1997
WELLS- Looking for descendants of Willeby WELLS, listed in Abstracts of Wills, Halifax, NC 1820. He is listed in Sumter Co. SC 1830. Would appreciate information on his parents, siblings and name of spouse. Known children are Catherine, Frances, Thomas, Louisa, Mary (Polly) and Wealthy. Also looking for any GODWIN connection to this family, or any GODWIN in Sumter Co. SC.

Waymon Griffin (Hunstsville, AL)July 16, 1997
RICHARDSON-Searching for info on and parents of RICHARDSON, S. b 1829, Susan J. b 1846, John Hardy 1851, Martha Ann b 1854, Ella b 1859, Nancy b 1861. Believed lived in Sumter Co. prior to settling in Alabama. Please email me at

Rett Floyd July 16, 1997
Chandler/ Scurry/ Keels- I descend from Samuel Chandler (1802-1852) of Sumter District who married Catherine___________________. Samuel was the son of Samuel Chandler of the Revolution. I need the ancestry of Catherine. Also, I need the ancestry of Giddeon Scurry (1786-after 1850) and his wife Ruth. I have some ideas on them I'll be glad to share. Finally, I need the wife and ancestry of Daniel Keels (1755 - after 1850) of the Revolution. his wife was Sarah _______________.

Bobbie Hinman July 17, 1997
SIMONS-Looking for ancestral information on Joseph Coachman Simons, b 4 Oct 1814 in Sumter,S.C. d. 6 Nov 1926, buried in Cedar Bluff MS; married Nancy Melviny Bryan on 7 Sept 1854 in West Point, MS; Descendants; DeWitt C. Simons, TX and MS; Pollard Simons, Dallas, TX; Knox Simons, Tx.

Fran Richardson July 21, 1997
KEELS/ THOMPSON- I am looking for information on the families of my great-grandaparents, Effie THOMPSON and William James KEELS. My grandamother (1890-1983) was their youngest child, Laura Katherine Keels. She married William Mallory WALL in Olanta in 1914. He was the son of Alexander Glenn WALL (from Black Mingo in Williamsburg County) and Frances Elizabeth a/k/a "Fannie" CHANDLER, daughter of Emma BUDDIN and Mallory Chandler. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

Doug Urquhart July 25, 1997
WIGGENS/TRUETT-Searching for information on Daniel WIGGINS, wife Susannah (TRUETT), or his mother MARY who died about 1820 in Sumter Co., South Carolina.

Troy C. Jayroe July 27,1997
JAYROE- I am seeking info on the Jayroe family. The only names I have are Peter Jayroe and his wife Jane Priscilla Raffield who had at least two daughters, Martha Elizabeth Jayroe and Nancy Magdaline Jayroe who oddly enough I think both married the same man - Neighbor Harvin Holladay. He is buried in the Holladay Cemetery, Clarendon Co., S.C. The only dates that I have are for Martha Elizabeth - DOB 16 Jun 1839, DOD 30 Jul 1868; and for Nancy Magdaline - DOB 1 Feb 1842, DOD 19 Mar 1905. I am seeking info on Peter and his family. Any help that you could provide would be appreciated. My mailing address is: Troy C. Jayroe 102 Ridgewood Dr. Sarver, PA 16055

Cheryl Passey July 29,1997
MCMANUS/MCREADY- I am looking for information on the following: William MCMANUS (b. 4 June 1854 d. 13 Sept. 1914) and his wife Francis V. MCREADY (b. 2) 2 Oct.1856 d.Nov. 1903) They lived in the Sumter County area and had at least four children. I would appreciate any information on the MCMANUS or MCREADY families.

Cheryl Passey July 29, 1997
DAUGHRITY/STAFFORD-(DAUGHRITY - various spellings) I am looking for information on the following: Manning David Daughrity (b. abt.1842 d.19 Jan.1918) and his wife Mary Elizabeth STAFFORD (b.abt.1843 d.17 Dec.1830). They lived in the Springhill area of Sumter county. They were the parents of several children, one of whom was Manning David DAUGHRITY Jr., my ggrandfather. I believe that Manning D.DAUGHRITY's parents were William (b.abt. 1820) and Martha DORRITY. Mary STAFFORD's father was James C. STAFFORD. I have heard that someone has written a book on the STAFFORD family but I don't know where to find it. Any help with the DAUGHRITY or STAFFORD families would be much appreciated.

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