April - July 1997
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H. Collins 1 April 1997
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.
Mattox 1 April 1997
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
D. Veal 2 April 1997
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
D. Veal 3 April 1997
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.
Cottongame 3 April 1997
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.
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.
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
D. Green 5 April 1997
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.
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.
Ann Million Apr 10, 1997
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.
Croft Ward Apr 10, 1997
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.
A. Monteleone April 10,1997
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.
Carter April 29, 1997
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.
David and Mary's children
Seth W. married Annie C. Griggs
Margaret married Thomas Sansberry
Elizabeth married Timothy Lee
Agnes married Charles Rice and moved to Louisiana
Mary married James Gregg
Sarah Married William Garner
Anne married Abner Broach
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.
S. Jones 4 May 1997
info. on James S. Moody Sr. R.S. born abt. 1780. Barnwell, Marion or Sumter
McCollum 4 May 1997
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 kmccollumlsijax.com.
Charles McLean 4 May 1997
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
108 Estes Rd.
West Columbia, SC
Jordan Jr.May 13, 1997
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.
Miller PringleMay 13, 1997
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.
Pringle May 13, 1997
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
Pringle May 13, 1997
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,
Pylant May 13, 1997
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.
E. Woodham May 14, 1997
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)
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,
McLeod May 24, 1997
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.
Brandy June 1, 1997
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!
Family Home Page !
CrookJune 16, 1997
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.
Robert Crook. 10520 Tanwood Ave.; Baton
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WindhamJune 17, 1997
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.
Atkinson June 18, 1997
/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.
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).
BrasingtonJune 27, 1997
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.
FentressJuly 2, 1997
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
FentressJuly 2, 1997
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.
F. Bowen-AstleyJuly 3, 1997
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.
F. Bowen-AstleyJuly 3, 1997
for info on Charlotte Crosswell m. (1) James Spearman Bowen, (2) Howell
Stuckey, all resided in Sumter.
Bell July 10, 1997
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.
Griffin (Hunstsville, AL)July 16, 1997
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 Griway@aol.com.
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
Hinman July 17, 1997
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.
Richardson July 21, 1997
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.
Urquhart July 25, 1997
for information on Daniel WIGGINS, wife Susannah (TRUETT), or his mother
MARY who died about 1820 in Sumter Co., South Carolina.
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
Passey July 29,1997
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
Passey July 29, 1997
- 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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