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James Wiley Bailey, Jr.
James W. BAILEY, Jr., 3216 W. Esplanade Ave, #276, Metairie, LA 70002, phone: 504-669-8650, is researching the BAILEY family of Choctaw County, Mississippi who migrated from South Carolina. Mr. Bailey is searching for all information about EDWARD BAILEY, JOSEPH D. BAILEY, URIAH BAILEY, JOHN BAILEY, JAMES BAILEY and WILLIAM BAILEY, all of whom moved in the early 1830's from the Laurens County Abbeville County area to Lowndes County, Mississippi. Mr. Bailey's father is James W. BAILEY, the son of Luther E. BAILEY, born 30 June 1907 and died 31 December 1987. Luther was married to Mary Lou SHEPPEARD born 16 September 1911 and died 25 March 1989. Both are buried at Reed's Chapel in Webster County. Mr. Bailey's great grandfather was James E. BAILEY born 12 August 1878 and died 11 February 1959. James was married to Florence AINSWORTH was born 27 January 1881 and died 13 September 1951. They are also buried at Reed's Chapel. Mr. Bailey's great-great grandfather was John R. BAILEY, born 22 April 1843 and died 15 July 1890. John's wife was Mary Elizabeth INGE born 14 December 1842 and died 22 March 1892. They are buried at Sarepta Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Montgomery County. The father of John R. BAILEY was William R. BAILEY, born 20 September 1810 and died 15 May 1876 and was married to Celia L. E. C. PEEBLES who was born 28 May 1821 and died 1 February 1892. William and Celia are buried in the Old Peebles Family Cemetery in Webster County. Also buried in this cemetery is Alpha PEEBLES, one of the early settlers of Choctaw County. Mr. Bailey said that he has an extensive collection of black and white photographs of many of the headstones from the Old Peebles Family Cemetery that were taken at a cemetery cleaning that took place in 1983. It is thought that William R. BAILEY was born in Abbeville County or Lauren County, SC. Mr. Bailey tends to believe that the father of William was Edward BAILEY, who appears with William R. BAILEY on the 1840 Choctaw County Census. He has detailed census, marriage and death records regarding the BAILEY line. Mr. Bailey is also extremely interested in acquiring copies of any documents, pictures, war records or any information whatsoever regarding the 30th Mississippi Infantry Company C, Choctaw Planters, that his great-great grandfather, John R. BAILEY, served in. He will pay for any copying expenses incurred and will share all information that he has collected on the BAILEY line. Mr. Bailey states that anyone with information may call him at the number given at the beginning of the query, leave a brief message on his voice mail, and he will gladly call you back at his expense.

July 1, 2000
Karen Tindall
Searching for Hanna (Haney) Martin B 1814 in Laurens, SC married Reuben S. Ball

July 2, 2000
Glenn B. Ray
Callahan, FL
I want to find the parents of Solomon HOPKINS, Thomas TERRY, and Elizabeth HARRISON (wife of Thomas Terry). Family oral history says that Thomas and Elizabeth TERRY came to the U.S, from England about 1800. Would like to know where in England they came from and what ship they traveled on.

July 3, 2000
N Richland Hill, TX
One of my ancestors by the name of GEORGE ROSE, SR. died December 31, 1827 in Laurens County. He was born around 1740 and possibly married to TAMER WALDROP who died October 3, 1802 in the same county. Any information (date of marriage, children, served in any wars, ect...) you are able to give me would be VERY helpful in my research.
Thank you
Address) 5909 Field Stone Court, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180-6345
July 3, 2000
Annette Camp Bressie
Dorothy Louise Hudgens Camp was my grandmother born Laurens to John N. Hudgens and Carrie Pancoast born NJ. I am seeking info on Carrie and John N. Hudgens. They lived in Laurens and Darlington counties.

July 5, 2000
Kris Elsbury
Madison, MO
Looking for any information on William O'Bannon b. abt 1736(William, Bryan) and wife Mary? They apprear on deed dated 1815 Laurens Co. SC. Had two known sons Thomas married to Tabitha Reagon and John married Elizabeth Polly Allen. Boys moved to MO
Box 94 Madison, MO 65263
July 7, 2000
Glenn and Barbara Fowler
Avon Park, FL
Trying to find our great-great grandfather, Jesse Fowler who was a private in the Confederate Army. In his elder years he lived with the Pack/Pate family in Belton,SC where he died and is buried. His brother, Garrett Fowler also lived in Belton w/ his wife they are buried in Belton, also. We do not have any more information on him, his siblings, spouse, parents, on back. Any help would be appreciated and thanks in adavance.

July 8, 2000
Suzanne Collins Matson
Charlotte, NC
I have found Mary Collins in the 1850 Laurens County census (Waterloo area) living with Caswell age 17, Elizabeth age 8 and Martha age 1. Mary is my 3g-grandmother and is buried at Bethlehem Cemetery near Coronaca, Greenwood County, SC. I am searching for her spouse/parents/siblings and have no clues as to where to search further. Any help is appreciated.

July 10, 2000
Carole Clancy
San Diego, CA
Am looking for John Bonds line from S.C. The line eventually ended up in Gwinnett Co, Ga. in the 1870s. Thank you for any help.

July 10, 2000
Carole Clancy
San Diego, CA
If anyone is able to do a look up on the 1850 Laurens District census it would be appreciated. I have Bonds listed as 2088-2828-214A and 2098-208A-200A. Thank you.

July 10, 2000
James E.Coker
Temperance Coker was in Laurens,SC.I know of 3 sons born to her. Larkin,Mason,Asbury. The husband could have been a Joseph Coker.Archibald Meharge was also from Laurens. I have some info that Temperance and Archibald were married in St Clair 1823.If anyone seeing this has any information on this group of people please contact me.
(Address) 11742 Keough Dr. Northglenn,CO 80233-1220 303-457-8157
July 11, 2000
Jonelle Fowler
Calif, CA
Roberts, Knighton, Bible, Fowler, Lunsford
Im am searching for any information on Roberts, Lunsford, Fowler, and Knighton. They all lived in Laurens, SC. I really need information on my grandmother side,,,William T Knighton married Lucy ? they had a children named Bertha Knighton, who is my grandmother. I have been research Bertha and her family for some time now, and it like she and her family fell off the face of the earth. I know her and her family lived in Laurens, SC. Also, in 1920 there was a Joe O. Knighton in Laurens, SC. I would really like some help. Is their any one out there that could help me? Please reply

July 11, 2000
Toni Parks
Hickory, NC
WRIGHT'S Family cemetary
I have ancestors whom I believe are buried in the Wrights's Family Cemetary that is is Laurens County. I do not know the road this cemetary is located on but but do the words Urbin Creek, Simponville, Gray or youngs for location mean anything to you??? My ancestors were George and Sara(h) Wright. I would certainly appreciate a list of the people buried in this cemetary - It should go back to the 18th century. Thank you for your help.
July 13, 2000
Karen Pitt Blaylcok
Hattiesburg, MS
Trying to find family of my gggrandmother ABIGAL(?)MAHAN. B 1820 SC. My family goes like this. Gggrandfather WILLIAM PITT b 1818 NC., M. CYNTHIS PARKER, dau of WILLIAM PARKER and MARY HOUSE of SC. Ggrandfather THOMAS PITT B 1848 AL., m. MARGARET MAHAN b 1848 AL, dau of JOEL MAHAN b 1814 KY d. 1864 Civil War,and ABIGAL ? b 1820 SC. Joel and ABIGAL were in Fayette CO AL 1850 census, in 1851 Abigal was member of WESLEY CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH, COVEN al. in 1860 they were in MONROE CO MS census. By 1864 ABIGAL was a widow. Thanks, Karen Pitt Blaylock.
(Address) 2012 Eddy St, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
July 15, 2000
My mother Corrine Johnson Williams was born 1910 to Mary Simpson and Willie Johnson, Clinton, S.C. Mother died 2wks. after birth father took her to live with his mother, Annie Johnson in Laurens, S.C. She was an only child. Father died 5yrs. later. Looking for information of grandparents, great-grandparents and any and all family connections.
July 15, 2000
Rena Bruce
Greenville, SC

July 17, 2000
p. neill
leming, TX
Need parents/siblings of James Huggins b. cl776,, mar. Obediance(Biddy)______? Had son Asa who mar. a Woody. All moved to Coweta Co. Georgia cl832, were Baptists. Any help appreciated and will share.
(Address) box 336, Leming, Tx. 78050
July 17, 2000
Bobby Ballard
Oglesby, TX
I am looking for my first cousins, Billy Ray and Mary Elizabeth (whimp)Ballard-Barns. Their parents were Ferman and Inez Ballard. They were adopted by the Barn's that lived at the Fork. The last contact with them was in 1955 with their brother Charles at the Laurens County Hospital.
(Address) 101 Dalton Road Oglesby, Texas 76561
July 19, 2000
am searching for greatgrandmother named martha ann clem..from somewhere around greenwood/mccormmick....any info would be greatly appreciated....thank you...
July 19, 2000
Mary Sue Finley Wyse
Chattanooga, TN
Elizabeth Caroline Ware b. 3 May 1825, d. 18 Sep 1906, married Zephaniah L. Madden b. 4 Oct 1826, d. 2 Jan 1886. Both buried New Prospect Baptist Church, Maddens, Laurens Co., SC. What was Zephaniah's middle name?? I have seen it as Laurens, Lawrence and Lawson. The name, Lorenzo, appeared in an earlier Madden family.
(Address) 4813 Shorewood Drive, Chattanooga, TN37416
July 23, 2000
Cathy Griffith
Greenville, SC
Ezekial Griffith
I am interested in talking to anyone researching the family of Ezekial Griffith who lived in Laurens County from at least 1770 until 1806 and died there. He probably had a son named Stephen. Thank you for any information that you may be able to help me with.

July 25, 2000
Clarke Rodgers
Atlanta, GA
Letty Rodgers Vaughn/Vaughan was a daughter of Andrew Rodgers, Jr. and Letty Franks of Laurens. She was born before 1800. She purchased items from her mother's estate sale in 1817. What was the first name of her husband? Children? Another daughter of Andrew and Letty Rodgers was Nancy Rodgers Jones, married to Charley Jones. He died before 1820. Does anyone have the name of their children? They may have moved to the Edgefield District.

July 25, 2000
Ryan Christopher King
East Bernard, TX
I am looking for information on an Edmond King who family records say was from Laurens County, SC. He was born around 1815, probably in Laurens. He married a Millie Rainey, also from SC. The family left SC for MS between 1842 and 1845. Any information at all would be very helpful.

July 25, 2000
Eddie Cox
Belton, SC
Strain, Grant, Jacks
Looking for info on Elizabeth Strain Grant. She was the Post Master of Cross Hill, from 1890 to 1896. Her relatives were Post Masters before her I think. She married Benjamin Franklin Grant, sometime before 1890. They lived in Cross Hill, Clinton area until 1900, then moved to Spartanburg.

July 25, 2000
Looking for any connection to Mack D Mitchell whose wife was Genvia. They lived in Laurens co . early 1900s

July 28, 2000
John Peterson
Pass Christian, MS
Seeking info on origins / family of MARY PETERSON, apparently same person as POLLY PETERSON, widow of Son of WILLIAM PETERSON who was in Laurens County, SC according to 1800 census. Further details follow: I am a descendant of John Peterson, b. 6/20/1801 in SC son of Mary Peterson born about 1775, apparently in SC. Mary Peterson obtained land patents in Alabama as follows: 3/3/1827 obtained land patent in Greene County. 5/15/1827 obtained second land patent for 78 acres in same area and a third patent for 80 acres fifteen days later. The third patent says Mary is "of Perry County." By plotting her property on a map it would appear that her proberty straddled the line between Greene and Perry Counties in an area which became Hale County in 1865. Mary had a daughter also: Deborah b. about 1800 in SC. Married Ransome Day in SC and moved to Greene County about 1828/1829. Ransome bought 78.8 acres of land in Greene Co from US government on 5/15/1837. Children of Deborah Peterson and Ransome Day were Mary, Conrad, Nancy, Daniel, Nathaniel, Elizy Jane, and Sephronia. Other children of Mary Peterson were: WILLIAM NEAL, ELIZY JANE, AND NANCY. I am seeking information on the origins/ family of Mary Peterson, maybe known as "Polly", apparently a widow of a son (name unknown) of William Peterson of Laurens County SC in the 1800 census. I have additional "downstream" information on this line of Petersons, and will share same.

July 29, 2000
Patty Quinn
Chattanooga, TN
I am looking for info on David and Jane Weir. They were living in Laurens District when David enlisted in the Rev. War.I would like to know who his parents and siblings were

July 29, 2000
Bill Mallett
Columbus, GA
Robert Foster married Margaret Boyd 1817 in Laurens Co. before moving to Georgia. Need information about Robert's father. Can anyone help?

July 30, 2000
George M. Pope
Murfreesboro , TN
Trying to locate Morgan ancestors in SC. 1850 census for Henry Co. GA shows M. Morgan, age 45 born in South Carolina. Our family thinks this was Millington Morgan,but I have found no Millingtons in SC in that time period. M. Morgan would have been born in 1805 according to his age in the 1850 census. At the LDS Family History Room in their IGI file I found a Thomas Morgan b. in Laurens Co. in 1805, parents Henry Morgan and Mary Hopkins Morgan - also a William Morgan b. June, 1799 to the same parents. Thomas and William are names which appear in our Morgan family often, though Henry does not. Could Henry Morgan and his son Thomas be ancestors of the Morgans in Henry Co. and Fayette Co. Georgia? Is there some family connection of the Middletons and Morgans in early 1800s? Or, was there a Millington family which would have been connected? Any help anyone cangive me will surely be appreciated! Thanks -- George Pope

July 30, 2000
Minnabel Ware Marlatt
Seekng parents and birth place of Dr. George Ross m. Isabella Montgomery10-12-1769. Also seeking parents and birth place of James Montgomery m. Margaret McCelland parents of Isabella.
(Address) 4803 N, 27th St. Tacoma, WA 98407=3907
July 31, 2000
Ronald L. Brown
White Sands, NM
Seeking information on a Milton BROWN listed as a member of The Baptist Church of Christ at Upper Duncan's Creek (later renamed Langston Baptist Church) in the spring of 1846. Would like to know about him, his children, especially if he had a son named Milton E. BROWN born in 1815. Any help would be greatly appreciated Ron Brown
(Address) 213 Tooele Ave. W.S.M.R., NM 88002-
July 31, 2000
Becky Anderson Rouse
Cooper, TX
I'am wanting to find out if someone has a copy or know of someone that has a copy of Mildred Goodlett's book Waterloo a history of the Anderson family. I am descendant of James/Margaret Anderson. Laurens County library has a copy but it can not be copied and as I am in Texas I can't not very easily get there to look at the book. If you know anything about the book or where I might purchase one, I would appreciate information.
(Address) 1651 West Dallas Avenue, Cooper, TX 75432
August 1, 2000
Rena Bruce
Greenville, SC
I am sending my information again, because my query is still blank-My E-mail address is correct- My gg-grandparents were John M. Hanna (1806-1874)and Sarah Duvall Hanna(1815-1881). They are buried in the newer part of the Langston Church cemetery-buried beside them is J.W. Hanna(1857-1872)-I assume he is their son. My great grandfather is their son, George Milton Hanna.I would like any information on the parents, siblings, or other children of John M. and Sarah Duvall Hanna. Also I would like to hear from anyone else researching these famlies.-
(Address) 11 Starsdale Circle, Greenville, S. C. 29609
August 2, 2000
Jean Tobey
St. Louis, MO
Searching for parents/ancestors of Joel Thomas Foster (1808-aft 1875) who m. Lucinda Holland (1810-1891). Owned the hotel at the corner of Musgrove and E. Carolina Clinton during and after the Civil War. 2 of their daughters, Mary Ann Clementine and Dorothy Ann Frances, m. brothers Daniel Maxey and John Yancey Hayne Williams. Daniel Maxey Williams was my ggrandfather. Joel Thomas Foster line has me stumped.
(Address) 4316 Chateau de Ville Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129
August 2, 2000
Jerry Burgess
Springfield, MO
Lawton Pitts Langston, born 26Sept1899, married Jesse Phillips and had one daughter, Beverly Langston about 1925. He later married Mae Emma Bensen and had another daughter, Palmyra Ramsey Langston in about 1933. We have historical information and information on the later family of Beverly Langston. We have no information on Palmyra or her family. Would appreciate any help in locating Palmyra's family.
August 2, 2000
Katherine Murphy Mistilis
Cordova, , TN
I am looking for information regarding Thomas and Samuel Brown Lewers from Clinton, S.C. I would like to know Thomas's parents names and where they were from in Ireland. I have a record that Thomas was born in Dublin, circa 1751.I have evidence that Samuel was a Presbyterian minister. I would like to know if Thomas, his father was also.

AugAddress) 7015 Raleigh LaGrange RDust 3, 2000
mike huckman
Beeville, TX
Seeking info on William Adair b. 1780 Laurens co. m. 1804 Laurens co. to Elizabeth May Robertson.

August 3, 2000*
Richard Chapman Owens
Valdosta, GA
Proof of marriage of Mary Owens and James Middleton around 1795. She may be listed as Owin, Owings.Would like to know her parentage. May have been John Owin?
(Address) 2516 N. Oak Street, Valdosta, GA 31602 (912) 249-0653
August 4, 2000
mike huckman
Beeville, TX
Seeking info on William Adair b. 1780 Laurens co. m. 1804 Laurens co. to Elizabeth May Robertson.

August 7, 2000*
Greenville, TX
Recently acquired new info on Janie MORRISON. She suppoosedly had four husbands by the surnames listed above. She was beleived to be born 1878 near Honea Path, Abbeville Co., SC. Any leads appreciated. Thanks, John
P. O. Box 8995 Greenville, TX, 75404-8995
August 9, 2000
Buford, GA
I'm looking for information on the ancestry of my g-g grandfather, Thomas Ben Campbell of Laurens Co., S.C. I am interested in finding out more about his father, Marvin Taylor Campbell, b. 9/23/1847 and d. 6/4/1906. He married Nancy M. Armstrong, b. 5/21/1845. I only know of two children that Marvin had which were Thomas Ben Campbell (my gg grandfather) and Joseph M. Campbell, v. 4/18/1880. I believe Marvin's father may have been a John Richard Campbell, but I don't know for sure. If anyone can add anything, I would really appreciate it. These Campbells were supposedly of Irish descent. Thanks, Karen

August 10, 2000*
Deborah A. Ahern
Leonard Woo, MO
Searching for info on William P. Hawkins, born in Princeton, Laurens S.C. in 1826.

August 10, 2000
James Fuller
Mons, Belgium
Point Lookout Prison
I was wanting to see if there is anyone out there on the WWW that would have decendents that were at Point Lookout Prison. My GGGrandfather was there after his participation in the battle of North Anna. Also I am wanting to see if there is anyone that has kin in the 3rd South Carolina Infantry. If anyone has information on this things please let me know.
(Address) CMR 450 BOX 218 APO AE 09705
August 11, 2000*
Debbie Patterson
Anderson, SC
I found on a genforum board information about my gggrandfather, William Hayes/Hays. In that information it was said that he was born in Laurens County between 1778-1779. My grandfather was the youngest of 9 children. He was born in 1885. His name was Alonzo Bryant Hayes. His father's name was James Bryant Hayes, bn. 1848. My father was the youngest of 8 children being born in 1936. Even though he was born in the 1700's, he is still my gggrandfather. Which is rather unusual since I am 45. I said that to say this: All of the people who may have known anything about William Hayes, even his middle name, are no longer living. I would appreciate any help. Thank you, Debbie Patterson
(Address) 322 Wood Valley Dr. Anderson, SC 29621
August 11, 2000*
Stephen W. Musgrove,
Charlotte, NC
Mary ARNOLD of Laurens, SC married Isaac L. HENNING of Greenville, SC on 21 Nov. 1843. Mary ARNOLD was the daughter of Mr. Ira ARNOLD, Esq. of Laurens, and sister of Sarah ARNOLD. Sarah ARNOLD married Dr. W. CLARDY, also of Laurens. Searching for children, grandchildren of Mary ARNOLD HENNING and Isaac HENNING

August 12, 2000
Mary Simons
Ogden Dunes, IN
Am seeking information on ancestors of Leonard Simons, b. 1781 in Laurens CO. Married Maria Higgins (b. 1785 Ireland). Had two sons---Leonard (b. 1803, TN d. 1851 Crawford County, IL), and Robert (b. 1811 KY d. 1866 Crawford CO, IL)Leonard, Jr. married Mary Ann Higgins(b. 10/7/1821 in Todd CO, KY, dau. of Jesse Higgins and Hannah Dunlap) Robert married Mary A. Higgins (b. 1/4/1813 in Christian CO, KY, dau. of Levi Higgins and Margaret Simons). Am also interested in what brought the family from SC>TN>KY>IL. Any help on finding family back from Leonard Sr. to Philip and beyond will be most appreciated. Thanks.

August 13, 2000
Martha Thrasher
Wellington , AL
Looking for any information on the parents and siblings of Henry Campbell. He was born around 1790 in Laurens Co. S.C. and died abt. 1869 in Randolph Co. Al. His parents were John & Mary Campbell. Known siblings were Mary, Charles, Elijah, James, Cassie or Casey. Possible others. He was married to Ann Bobo, the daughter of Spencer Bobo and Nancy Berry. She was bo abt. 1790 in S.C. and died in Randolph Co. Al abt. 1867. Their children was James, William, Elizabeth (Betsey), Henry J., Nancy, Adeline and Francis Marion. Willing to share information. Martha
August 14, 2000
Margaret Shaffer
Duncanville, TX
Could someone please help me with some obit. I went to the library and copied the following obit but the copy is so poor that I can not read all of it. Does someone have copies that I might be able to use. The names are: Joseph Adair 1812, Ann Dillard 1821, Joesph Adair 1788 and Thomas McCrary 1790. Thanks for all your help. Margaret McCrary
(Address) 1315 Candlelight Duncanville, Tx 75137
August 15, 2000
Wilma Huber
McKinney, TX
Looking for the parents of John T. Hollingsworth who was born in Virginia in 1785 and died in Benton County (now Calhoun Co.,) in 1865. Married Susannah ______. Both she and John declare Virginia as their birthplace. Migration: Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama. Appreciate any help you can provide.
(Address) Box 164, McKinney, Texas 75070
August 15, 2000
Betty Hollowell
Athens , TX
I am searching for the family of Jesse and ? CONWELL who were the parents of Priscilla CONWELL born 11 Feb. 1801 Laurens Co., SC. She married Hezekiah HUTCHINSON and they had their family in Franklin Co.,AL. Does anyone know this family? Betty Hollowell

August 18, 2000
Patricia Walker
Frankston, TX
I am desperately searching for ARTIS(ARTUS ARTIST)Cook He is shown on the 1830 Laurence District Census. His wife Elizabeth Matheeney(sp) Cook is the head of household on the 1840 Census.I believe that Artis died in 1836-1840.He is shown in"Wills and Marriages of South Carolina" making several purchaces at estate sales and ETC.Some of their children are William, Daniel, Jacob. They migrated to Fayette co. Alabama in @ 1846.They are shown on the i850 census there.They then migrate to Texas in 1853.Any and all information on this family would be greataly appreciated.

August 19, 2000
Alicia Mason
Burleson, TX
Bird/ Byrd and Coleman
Sarah Ann Bird/Byrd b. abt 1826 TN and Joshua C. Coleman b. abt 1823 TN. On a photo copy of 1850 Bedford CO TN census is a Nancy age 66 born SC. I would welcome any information about these names and hpe to met new cousins

August 19, 2000
Wilson David SSgt

Cargills Dendy
I have just recently been sent a list of my family relatives from my fathers side of the family. While browsing the package in an attempt to locate the immediate link into my line I noticed the Cargills, Dendy's and a couple of others were scattered here in the Midlands and north. I had gone to the Laurens county web page to check it out and ran across ya'lls responses in search and answer of the Cargills and Dendys.
Mary Cargill and Thomas Dendy.
Daughter of Cornelius Cargill and Mary Lucy.
Others ... John Cargile III b.1775 in Laurens
I plan to sort through and produce Gen Sheets for them if you have additional lineage on the family I would like to here from you. If you would like to get a copy of the information that I have gathered I would also like to send it to you to help further everyones search. The family line covers Wilson, Norman, West, Nickel, Wilckerson (Wilkersen). I also have some of my wifes family from Roberson N.C. to Jesup Ga. they are the Collins, Stricklands and Garmans.

August 20, 2000
Nettie Phillips

LANGSTON (aka. Upper Duncan's Creek) Church records
Can anyone tell me if there is an index or any printed material on the records of the Langston Church that I might be able to obtain information from? I am trying to locate a Juliana Coats Burnett and perhaps a Margaret Coats that I think might have been members of this church before leaving about 1850 and going to Ala. If you can help me in any way I would appreciate hearing from you and I thank you in advance for your assistance. Nettie Phillips

August 20, 2000
frances m shaw
ludowici , GA
I am looking for a link to jeremiah shaw who migrated to Liberty Co. Ga around 1810 from South Carolina. I found a Christopher, David, Jacob, and Joseph in the 1870 Edgefield Census. any help connecting to these people would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Frances M Shaw
(Address) route 3 box 38 b ludowici ga 912 545 9778
August 25, 2000
Freddie Mae Singleton
Lilesville, NC
Dan or Daniel Singleton and his wife Susanna Pringle were my g-grandparents.I have very little information on them.I'm not sure if they were slaves or freemen but I need to learn all I can about them. Their grand-daughter, my aunt is 81 and has very little information to help me.They were from GA or SC. Thank you

August 25, 2000
tommy bobo
red oak tx, TX
I am searching for any information on WILLIAM J FOSTER of laurens co. Revolutionary Soldier,5th reg S C ABT 1776,Wife Polly Powell.He is my gggggrandfather 1746-1852 Butts Co. Ga.

August 28, 2000
Janice Vittitoe Anderson
Viteto, Vittitoe
I am looking for any info on Jeremiah Viteto. I have also seen his name as Isaac Jeremiah Viteto. He was a land surveyor and worked in N.C., S.C., Va, and Pa. He left a really scarce paper trail. His wife's name was Nancy (no last name) and his children include: Samuel, Stephen, Daniel, David, Michael, Larken, Jacob, Nancy, Rachel, and Elizabeth. I am descended from Daniel b.1762. I really need some help! Thanks.

August 30, 2000
Shantea Wilson
Denmark , SC
Looking for any information on the Black Garlingtons' from Laurens South Carolina

August 30, 2000
Kimberly Camarotti
Fayetteville, NC
My ggggrandfather, John Phillip Comerford(dob abt 1796 in Co Kilkenny Ireland), was present in the Laurens Dist 1830 Census. I do not have the full transcription. I am looking for his wife's name. He had 3 children born in the Laurens Dist: Michael abt. 1827, John Phillip abt. 1829 and Delilah abt. 1832. He moved from SC between 1832 and 1837 to Jackson Co FL. and remarried in 1838 to Annis Sims. Please contact me if you have any information on this family.

August 31, 2000
Heather Logan
Laurel, IN
Logan, Craig, Hanna, Templeton, McCever (Keever)
Looking for information on John and William Logan who left Laurens County around 1800 bound for the 'Northwest Territory'. The left with a family of Templetons, and family of Hannas, and a few others. I believe that their father was Thomas, and their mother was Mary. They all came to America from Belfast oaboard the ship Chichester, arriving about 1768. I believe that Thomas was one of the original elders of the Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church. I also would like to know if Thomas and Mary had any other children besides John and William. William served in the Revolutionary War, as a private under Dillard, Hayes, and Pickens. He was involved in the pursuit of Tory Cunningham who murdered 1 people near the Logan residence. Any information would be appreciated as I plan to travel to Laurens County for research soon. Thank you!!

August 31, 2000
Tommy Bobo
Glenn Heights, TX
I am searching for information on my gggggrandfather,who was in in Lurens Co. S.C.about 1800-1802?.He was a ARS in the 5th S. C. Reg 1776 Can you help me

September 2, 2000
William G. (Bill) Mitchell
Villa Rica , GA
I am seeking information about Jacob White, who died in the Pendleton area of Laurens Co. in 1799. Jacob was one of two by that name living in the county. The other lived near Newberry. This Jacob had a son born about 1770or 1780, who moved to Morgan Co., GA. James married Hannah Hughey there. All I know about Jacob is that he gave a set of slaves to his son, James. I would like to know Jacob's birth date, his parents, his wife and ancestors. Any help will be appreciated. Bill

September 2, 2000
Katherine Murphy Mistilis
Cordova,, TN
Thomason/ Toombs/ Bradley
Searching for information on ancestors who left S.C. and traveled to Tate County,MS, and lived until they died. Relatives in Ms were Joseph THOMASON,born app.1780, Allen TOOMBS,born app 1810,A.A.BRADLEY,born app.1800.

September 3, 2000
Barbara Craddock Pike
Manvel, TX
I am looking for information on the ancestors and possible siblings of Thomas Elmore Craddock, b. 1781 in VA or SC. I have recently gotten information from a new found cousin, that she had found information that Edmund (Edward) Craddock and Ann Elmore had had a son Thomas in VA in 1781. From what she had found quite a while ago, it looks like an Edmund Craddock was in Laurens Co in 1810 when mentioned in a land deed. She also found that in 1804, an Edward Craddock and John A. Elmore were purchasers of an estate of a Mr. Berry in 1804. It looks like a Hugh Saxon and John Saxon appraised the estate of Edmund Craddock on Dec 30, 1826. By 1835, his widow had married a Mr. Saxon (I believe she found this information from a deed in Warren Co., KY, and couldn't tell from her notes whether the widow was in Laurens in 1835, or if the late Edmund Craddock was from Laurens Co.) She has one more note that Edmund Craddock managed the Mill Farm in Mecklenburg Co., VA in 1780.! If any of these names sound familiar, I would sure appreciate hearing from you!
(Address) 9720 Twin Oaks Manvel, TX 77578 281-331-8656
September 3, 2000
Bob Dean
Mobile, AL
Dean, Mathis/Mathews
Seeking information on John Dean of the Durban Creek Baptist Church. Dec. 6, 1768 Pititions for warrants of survey were read. John Dean 200 acres on Durban's creek. Would like a list of his children. Also information on a Thomas Mathis/Mathews who served in the militia under Col. Waters in the Revolutionary War before and after the fall of Charleston. Did he have daughters named Nancy and or Priscilla?

September 5, 2000
V. Smith Kibler
Lexington, SC
Todd / Taylor / Tumblin
I'm looking for information about Samantha Jane Todd Taylor. She married Euell Taylor prior to 1880. I found an 1880 Laurens Census at the Lexington County Library that listed her and Euell and two children during the 1880 Census. Her sister, Elizabeth Ann, married Euell's brother, Robert. They were also listed at the age of 21 and possibly just married. I was able to trace Euell Taylor back to the 1830's. His father's name was listed as Rick Taylor. I'm interested in finding out where Samantha Jane and Elizabeth Ann came from. Luckily, the Lexington, Laurens and Lancaster Census microfilms are all here in Lexington if anyone is interested in them. We have a new library and excellent microfilm projectors.
(Address) 716 Corley Street, Lexington, S C 29072
September 10, 2000*
Jimmy N Cross
Alvord, TX
I am looking for records Silas Cross and wife Elizabeth(Wilson). His father William Cross and wife Sarah (Putman). Both Silas and William were born in SC. Silas 1808 and William 1770.
Address) 588 Schooloaks Rd Alvord, Tx 76225
September 11, 2000
Columbia, SC
I am a descendant of James Templeton Jr. through his daughter Nancy Katherine. James TEMPLETON had 12 children. Their names were William, Elizabeth Jane, Mary Ann(Polly) James Clark, Samuel Taylor, John Hutchinson, Robert Mitchell, William Henry, Isabelle Adella, Perry Franklin, Nancy Katherine and Clayton Walker Calhoun. I am looking for information from living descendants of this family. James TEMPLETON was also called Captain James and was born in 1791 and according to the little information I have at present, lived in Laurens County. Nancy Katherine was my gggrandmother and she married John Jones White.

September 11, 2000
Mary Wilson
Laurel , MS
I am looking for information on James Burk born in Ireland who married Barbara Briggs. She was born in 1762 and died in 1852. She is buried in the Rehobeth Cem. She had a son by a first marriage named Jesse Briggs. James & Barbara had six children: Levi, James, Martin, Mary, William, and Sarah. There son Levi married a Sarah Willis born in 1804. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.

September 12, 2000
Mary Wilson
Laurel , MS
I am looking for information on James Burk born in Ireland who married Barbara Briggs. She was born in 1762 and died in 1852. She is buried in the Rehobeth Cem. She had a son by a first marriage named Jesse Briggs. James & Barbara had six children: Levi, James, Martin, Mary, William, and Sarah. There son Levi married a Sarah Willis born in 1804. Any information on this family will be greatly appreciated.

September 13, 2000
Pontotoc, MS
I'm looking for information on the Overby family. In will book 1 page 89 there is a will that I would like to have a copy of in Lauren County. Also a deed in Book c page 346 dated (I think) October 4 and 5 of 1790 recorded 3-15-1791. These would contain the name Meshack Overby. Any info on him or family would be appreciated.

September 15, 2000
Chuck Everett
Lugoff, SC
I am searching for the family of Temperance Eddens born in Laurens County 21 May 1799. She later moved to Wilson County, TN where she married Lewis Wright. She died on 31 July 1860. Any information concerning her family would be of great help. Thanks.
(Address) 122 Magnolia Lane, Lugoff, SC 29078
September 15, 2000
Jerry H. Bohannon
Cartersville, GA
Seeking info on parents of Richard Mauldin, will Franklin County, GA, 4 NOV 1833. Moses Sanders left legacy to Richard Mauldin, 28 FEB 1817. What may have happened Richard married 1st daughter of Moses Sanders and 2nd married Elizabeth Machen, daughter of Henry Machen and Frances Ballenger Machen of Greenville, SC.
(Address) Jerry H. Bohannon, P.O. Box 1474, Cartersville, GA 30120,770.386.3653
September 15, 2000*
Jan McLay
Abilene, TX
I am looking for information on William Gafford b 1789 in Laurens County and his wife Mary Elizabeth Moore b circa 1790 SC. They married in 1811 Laurens County SC. One of their sons was Joel L. b 1830. They moved to Fayette County Al. around 1840. Thanks for your help.

September 18, 2000
Doris C. West
Alexandria, VA
I am interested in the family of CORNELIUS HOOKER that appears in 1790 Laurens Co. SC Census. A CORNELIUS HOOKER appears 1820 in Buncombe Co., NC and again in 1840 in Monroe Co., TN. My ancestor DRURY HOOKER of Bradley and Polk Co., TN was born in SC ca 1780. His descendants include many Corneliuses. Would also appreciate hearing from anyone who has a copy of Laurens County SC Wills, 1784-1840, pub. 1988. Thanks, D. West

September 18, 2000
Keith A. Collins
Westminster, SC
Looking for informayion on Capt. Benjiman Franklin Duvall CSA.

September 20, 2000

September 18, 2000
Richard Knight
Columbia, SC
My GG grandfather was Robert Arthur Knight 1829-1897.He lived in and was burried in Union Co., however he was married to Mary Ann Elizabeth Sarah Fuller( now there's a name for you)6/10/1856 in Laurens. I think he may be from Laurens as I have a newspaper burial annoucment that says two of his brothers from Laurens came to the burial. It gives no names.If you have any info on his parents or siblings I would appreciate all the help I can get. Richard Knight

September 19, 2000
Kelly Jane Moon O'Hara
Garnerville, NY

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Thanks, Bob
If anyone has any cemetery index books for Laurens County I would appreciate a lookup - I believe the following may all be in or around the Gray Court / Owings area and specifically the Dials Methodist Church Cemetery. Clarence Lafayette MOON d. Mar 1949 Margaret(Spoon) MOON (mother) Estelle (Barnard) MOON (wife) d. 1947 sons: Roy MOON Arthur MOON Fred MOON Clarence MOON Furman MOON Mrs. Herman BRIDGES (daughter) Thanks for any help you can give me. Kelly Jane Moon O'Hara

September 25, 2000
frances m shaw
ludowici , GA
Looking for sibilings of Jeremiah and Martin Shaw who migrated to Georgia Between 1810 and 1820 I appreciate any help we can get on these individuals. Frances M Shaw
(Address) frances m shaw Ludowici, ga 31316 912 545 9778
September 27, 2000
William Donald Shirley
Toccoa, GA
Am trying to get any information i can on a court summons to John or Rebecca Shirley on the 2nd day of May 1825 From David Anderson, Ordinary Laurens District S.C. It involves settling land of Richard Shirley with his heirs. Also should youfind anything associated with this i would appreciate it. If necessary i can come there. Thanks so much

September 28, 2000
Pauline, SC
I'm interested in finding the parents of Archibald McDaniel(1750-1821)m.Margaret Wade. Lived in Madden area of Laurens co. near Rabon creek on what is now Ekom-beech Rd. A list of siblings are Willam(1745-1776)m.Elizabeth O'Daniel,Mathew McDaniel(1766-1840)m.Jane Lowery,Rachel m.John Turk,Mary m.Henry O'Daniel and Margaret.Most all siblings are buried in the Mcdaniel -Dail-Abercrombie cemetary.Parents thought to have come from Ireland between 1745 and 1755.

September 29, 2000
Richard Everett Blackerby
Bonham, TX
I am looking for members of the Blackerby family, particularly information about Benjamin Franklin Blackerby. I am just beginning my search and have heard several stories of how my family migrated to Texas from Laurens County, SC. I am also looking for information about the Blackerby's that first came to America, where they entered the America's and when, and from where they came. I have been told we are Black Dutch, but have also heard that we are Irish and Scot. Would love to narrow that one down if at all possible. Thanks for your help.
(Address) 2424 General Longstreet Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
September 29, 2000
I noticed a query in the 1999 files asking for information on John Garrett and Hannah Harris. The email addy of the poster is no longer valid, so if you're still out here-this is my line, I'll be happy to share info.

September 30, 2000
Loretta Allgood
Toccoa , GA
Looking for information on Jane Elizabeth Gault born January 10,1857, Gray Court, Laurens Co. S.C. Died October 25, 1881 in Greenville Co.,S.C. Buried New Hope Baptist Cemetery, S.C. She was married to Oliver Sloan.
Is New Hope Baptist Cemetery is in Laurens County and where it is located. .
October 1, 2000
Beth Riley West
Inman, SC
I am looking the parents of James Cooper Riley b.1-1-1826 in South Carolina, most likely Laurens County. He had one half brother, Robert Harvey Riley. Some of the folks say it was Joesph Riley b.1790 in Laurens, SC but I'm not sure that this information is documented. They have no information on the spouse(s). Any information would be appreciated.
4117 Hwy. 9 Boiling Springs, SC 29316 864-599-6828
October 3, 2000
T.W. Davis
Oceanside, CA
John Stone and Susannah Henderson were married in Union County, S. C. in 1802. Given the Henderson and Stone families in Lauren County at the time it's likely their families were of Lauren County. By 1806 John and Susannah were in Claiborne County, Tennessee with Reuben and Thomas Stone, presumably brothers, or perhaps father and two sons: John and Thomas. Each of the latter named a son Reuben, Thomas and John, with Thomas also naming a son Silas. Does anyone know of Stone/Henderson families in Lauren County which would be a likely link. From other information it appears that there may have been a connection with a Lynch family as well. Any related information would be very welcome. SON

October 4, 2000
Jean Cothren
Atkins, AR
I am looking for Info on Mary handcock b.1780.Nancy Handcock Cochran b.1806. Obediah Cochran b unknown.If any has any info. please email me

October 4, 2000
Redway, CA
I am researching Joseph Martin Garrett born 1825 in SC died 2 July 1879 in Kern Co.California spouse Martha Mahurin probably married in Texas. Is this Joseph Martin Garrett the same Joseph Martin that is the son of Ambrose Garrett and Nancy DeLong who resided in Laurns Co., SC as early as 1817?
(Address) P.O. Box 322 Redway, Ca 95560
October 7, 2000
Ed Sims
Valley Mills, TX
I am trying to find any information possible on John Alexander Sims, Born 1n S.C. 1n 1824. Mother's name beleived to be Elezabeth. Moved to Marshall County Ala prior 1850. Married Catherine Olinda (Katie O) Morgan January 16, 1851 in DeKalb County Ala. Enlisted in the 4th Ala Calvary (Partisan Rangers) at Guntersville Ala. Killed in battle March 17, 1863. Place of death/burial unknown. Beleived to have come from Laurens County. Any information on his Father/Mother and or pace of death will be greatly appreciated.
(Address) Ed Sims, Rt #2, Box 173, Valley Mills, TX -76689 (254) 675-4523
October 7, 2000*
Loretta Allgood
I am looking for the family of Jane Elizabeth Gault Born Jan 20, 1857 in Gray Court. What records are available that might list her family. She died on Oct 25, 1881 in Greenville Co. and was the wife of Oliver Sloan. She is probably buried in New Hope Baptist Cemetary. Is this cemetary in Greenville or Laurens? Thanks for any help you can give me.

October 7, 2000
I'm researching James Robert Shirley who died in Mount Enterprise ,Tx. One son was named Oran Jackson Shirley bornApril 5,1923 in Mount Enterprise,Tx. and died in Baytown ,Tx. Oran was married to Dorothy Nell Davis. Do You have any info? Thanks ,

October 8, 2000
Bill Mitchell
Jacob White (one of two Jacob Whites who lived in Laurens Co at the end of the 1700's, died there in 1799), lived in the Pendleton area. He had a son James, who moved to Morgan Co., GA, and who married Hannah Hughey. I am seeking information about this Jacob, when he was born, who his wife was, and who his ancestors were. I would appreciate any ormation. Sorry to go about this in this way. I found it hard to follow any other method.

October 9, 2000
Katherine Murphy Mistilis
My ancestor, Rev. Samuel Brown Lewers pastosred churches in Laurens county. I have information that there is a church named after him, Lewers Chapel. I can't find it in your list, do you know about it? I am also having difficulty finding ahy information about him and his family. I would appreciate any help. Thank You,

October 9, 2000
Bill Williams
Looking for any information on Kay Francis WEST from Rt1 Box 298 Clinton S.C. in 1928 I believe she was born around 1914 in ASH???? N.C. She gave birth to a boy Claude Mathew WEST, Sept.23,1928. I believe birth was given in Greenville S.C Kay Francis West was a spinner in a cotton textile plant for aprox. 16 years as dated in 1944.I have a Birth Certificate for Claude Mathew WEST with the # 28 044809 above the file

October 9, 2000
Mary Murdock
Maynard, AR
Rapert / Vann
Has anyone ever heard of Rapert or Vann in this area? Family members can remember our grandfather talking a little of S. Carolina, but he would not talk of any other thing about his family. His father was Jasper Newton Rapert, born 4-29-1849 and died 1909 in Randolph County AR. His mother was a Sara H. E. Vann who was supposedly born in Illinois, not sure if this is the state or Illinois district, 8-17-1855 and died 1899 in Randolph County, AR. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Mary

October 10, 2000
Mary Murdock
Maynard, AR
Wiliam / Campbell / Waters
I am searching for information on Jacob Wright, born about 1730 in Laurens, S. C. who married Nancy Waters. Thier son William Wright was born 1776 in North Carolina and married Francis Campbell, born about 1779. Some of the family migrated to Benton county, TN, but Jacob apparently died in Laurens County 10 March 1794. I have no information on Nancy except for the name. Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated. Jacob is my 4th great grandfather and William would be my 3rd great grandfather. Thanks, Mary
(Address) P. O. Box 301 Maynard, AR 72444 phone # 870-647-3213
October 10, 2000
Joyce Terrana
Burleson, TX
Researching Jesse E. CLARDY (sometimes Claraday) born ca 1820 Laurens Co, SC married ca 1844 to a Jane (maybe same as Caroline PUCKETT, maybe not). Jesse and Jane were in Laurens Co, SC in 1850 but left for Florida by ca 1855. In 1870 Jesse and Caroline and their children lived in Hernando Co, Florida. Caroline probably was daughter of James PUCKETT b 1781 Cane Creek, Laurens Co, SC and wife Margaret Russell. Like to confirm. Have lots to share on children of Jesse E. Clardy.

October 11, 2000
Bill Williams
Port Rowan, On.
Looking for someone to check a census of 1910 or up to 1944 for Kay Francis WEST from Rt.1 box 298 Clinton, in Laurens County.She gave birth to Claude Mathew WEST Sept 23,1928 and registered him for his birth certificate May 31,1944 and gave this address.He later joined the Army and changed his name to WILLIAMS as his father was named Jay Cee WILLIAMS. Jay Cee WILLIAMS was supposedly born in N.C Iam looking for any information possible.
(Address) Bill WIlliams Rt#1Port Rowan,Ontario,N0E-1M0
October 12, 2000
Rayford Cannon
Sylacauga, AL
I am trying to confirm that William and Anna Hannah are the parents of my James Hannah who married Mary Susan Martin. I have reason to believe that Mary Susan Martin is d/o John Martin. This reason being only that a John Martin lived only 1 house away from William Hannah in 1830 and this Wm Hannah is believed to be a brother of my James. James/Mary Susan married about 1831-32 in Laurens Co., SC. Other siblings of James Hannah is said to be John M., William, Mary (who married Wm Armsted Leake), and Nancy. They all lived next to each other on the 1840 census (except Nancy?). Any help on confirming any of this will be greatly appreciated.
(Address) 548 Oldfield Road, Sylacauga, AL35150 (256) 245-3669
October 13, 2000*
James Fuller
Mons, Belgium
I know that this is lengthy but, I am trying to locate any one that is related to any of this men. I am trying to put together a web page in memory of this Company since my grandfather was apart of this group. I would like to give credit to Mr. Mac Wycoff for this list this comes from his book as well, as several names from Kershaw's Brigade by D. Augustus Dickert. I would appreciate any help that you could give so that we can remember those that served there cause so couragesly.
Adams, W.A. / Avery S.K. / Avery F.H. / Avery Thomas M. / Ball, Harry (Henry) P. / Ball, William H. / Barksdale, Allen / Barksdale, John A. / Barksdale, M.S. / Barksdale, Thomas B. / Beadle, Robert T. / Bendle, R.T. / Blackeby, J.L / Bramlett, Charles / Branks, C.B. / Brooks, Charles B. / Brooks, L.R. / Brooks, William J. / Brownlee, David D. / Brownlee, J.R. / Brumlett, C. / Bryant, Martin / Bryson, Robert F. / Burns, B.F. / Burns, James. W. / Check, William M. / Chesney, G. / Chesney J.N. / Chesney, N. / Chesney, R.J. / Chesney, William / Chick, W. / Childres, David M. / Childres, William A. / Coley, R. Benjamin / Coleman, J.D. / Cook, George / Craig, James / Crisp, Joel T. / Curry, Jonathan A. / Curry, Toliver( Taliagerro) R. / Curry, J.F. / Curry, W.L. / Dial, John / Dorroh, James A. / Dorroh, J.R. / Dorroh, James William / Edwards, Lacey L. / Edwards, Manning / Evans, H. Chapman / Fairbairn, Andrew J. / Fairbairn, J. Drayton / Fairbairn, John A. / Farley, Hugh L. / Fleming, Melmoth / Franklin, William T. / Franks, Beverly T. Franks, Samuel / Fuller, John Warren / Garlington, John D. / Garrett, Holland M. / Grumbles, R. Pickeny / Harris, Robert T. / Hellams, John T. / Hellams, Robert / Hellams, Robert V. / Hellams, W. Rapley / Henderson, Thomas Y. / Henry, Issac F. / Henry, S. Pickney / Higgins, James B. (H.) / Higgins, Robert J. / Hill, D. Sanford / Hobby, J.A. / Hunter, J. Perry / Jones, Eber / Knight, Josiah A. (DDCW) / Knight, Robert S. / Lamb, William P. / Lanford, Benjamin Wofford / Lanford, E.L / Landford, J.M. / Lanford, Patillo / Lindsay, Ebenezer E. / McCarley, T.A. / McClintock, William A. / McNeely, A.Y. / Madden, W.B. / Maddox, Jacob M. / Martin, B.(Psb. Benton) Albert / Martin, John A. / Martin, Joshua / Martin, Marion G. / Martin, Mat P. / Morgan, W.B. / Morris, W. Henry / Motes, S.T. / Oswalt, W.D. / Owengs, A. Singleton / Owens, S.D. / Owens, M.B. / Owens, John / Owings, H. Young / Owings, Waddy C. / Paysinger, T. / Patton, Micah P. / Pleming, M. / Pool, Frank T. / Powers, John D. / Robertson, Richard Young / Rogers, Andrew M. / Roland, A. / Senn, Samuel / Sheely, Erwin (Irvin) / Shockley, J.W. / Simpson, A. / Simpson S. / Simpson, Wiley Wade / Starns, Thomas A. / Stone, E. / Smith, R. / Stewart, John C. / Stoddard, Alex R. / Stoddard, David C. / Stoddard, David F. / Stoddard, James Lewis . Stone, E.M. / Summers, W.W. / Templeton, John Paxton / Thackston, E.R. / Thackston, Simeon R. / Thomason, William F. / Thompson, Abe Y. / Thompson, A.G.H. / Thompson, Oliver G. / Thompson, Waddy / Todd, Rutherford Pressley / Townsend, John V. / Varnadore, John / Waddle, A.J. / Waddle, Jesse T. / Waddle, J.W. / Watts, John W. / White, J.H. / Wilson, Thomas C. / Winn, Alfred W. / Winn, William Collier / Wofford, B.H. / Workman, Joseph Martin / Wright, Archibald Young /
(Address) CMR 450 Box 218 APO AE 09705 0113265643383
October 14, 2000*
Cheryl Roy
Pearl City, HI
Looking for ancestors and descendants of these siblings. Thomas Alexander Owings b. 1836/7 m.1st unknown m. 2nd Martha Chapman Holliday dau. of Thomas and Malinda (Jordan)Chapman, Mary Jane Owings Timms, James Owings/Owens m. Elizabeth Durham,William Henry Owens b.1855 d. 1916 m. Bell Jordan. Thomas was living in Anderson 1880. CSA enlistment says he was born in Laurens. Their father was Alec/Alex.

October 15, 2000
Robert H. McClain, Jr.
West Yarmouth, MA
Seeking family of Stephen Chelton Wood, born by 1766, and married probably in Laurens County, Sarah Wright (1766-c.1850), daughter of George and Sarah (Bowman) Wright who migrated to South Carolina in the 1760s. They had children Absalom Wood and Orpha Hite Wood. According to a deed left by Sarah Bowman Wright, he "went into Greenville County." He was also connected in some way with the Cunninghams. Also seeking information on the origin of George Wright of Frederick County, VA, the father of George Wright who migrated to Laurens County.
(Address) Robert H. McClain, Jr. 75 Tanglewood Drive, West Yarmouth, MA 02673.
October 19, 2000
Logan C. Clardy, born 1826 Laurens Co., S.C. md. Mary Simmons abt. 1847 at Laurens County. Does anyone have the exact marriage date? Father of Logan was Wm. Hall Clardy. Do you have these names in your genealogy? Will share information.

October 19, 2000
Bruce W. Cobb
Beaumont, TX
I am seeking info on John Cobb 1743-1781 who was a planter owning land in Laurens County in 1776. He married Judith Hallom 1745-1797 at Ninety-Six settlement in 1768.They had several children,one of whom was Charles Augustus Cobb 1772-1842,my gggggrandfather.John served in the Patriot militia and was probably killed at Hayes'Station in November 1781 by "Bloody Bill" Cunningham.Need to find John and Judith's parents and birthdates and where they came from.Bruce W. Cobb 530 Lavaca,Beaumont,Texas 77705
(Address) 530 Lavaca St. Beaumont, Texas, 77705 409-813-1356
October 20, 2000
Linda Shields
Birmingham, AL
I'm researching the Mathews family Ezekial Mathews, married Rebecca Jones their children included Abel, b.abt.1772 in Laurens,who married Nancy Couch, b. abt. 1797. Their children included Julia Elethia, b. abt. 1830. Able and Nancy migrated to GA, probably Carroll County. Julia Elethia married Matthew or William Lindsay Warnick in 1853 in Carroll County, GA.

October 21, 2000
Information on family of John Gray b. 1735 from Antrium Co. North Ireland received a land grant for 200 acres in Laurens Co SC about 1770. In Revolutionary War.

October 22, 2000
Pam Smith
Griffin, GA
I am searching for the parents of Peterson Smith that married Zelphorah Ann K. Folds in Jasper Co. GA in 1838. Believe Peterson's parents came from Laurens Co. SC. They supposedly married there in 1808 and had a daughter named Sarah Smith, born in 1809. I believe Peterson was born 1810-1815. Peterson's and Zelphorah's son was John Peterson Thomas Smith and a sister Sally and Mattie. They were all born in Butts Co. GA. J.P.T. married Mary Frances Spears and remained in Butts Co. Mattie and Sally moved to AL in later years. Would appreciate any information on Peterson's parents and Sarah.
(Address) 1542 High Falls Rd., Griffin, GA 30223
October 22, 2000
Richard Finley
Little Rock, AR
I am looking for information on Paul Hamilton Finley. He was born In SC in 1878 and later moved to Nacogdoches County, TX. If anyone has information about his parents it would be greatly appreciated

October 22, 2000
Grace Donaldson
Colorado Spring, CO
Looking for any information on Richard Fowler that I found in the South Carolina Dept. of Ag Land Records. "Fowler, Richard, pllat for 150 on Branches of Durbins Creek, Greenville & Laurens Co., 96 Dist. Survey by James Kilgore." Hoping he is the father of my gr-gr-grandfather, James S. Fowler (b. 1809) who married Jerusha Burdett in Bedford Co., TN. 1835 and moved to Newton Co. MO in 1841. James' son Joel listed Richard as his grandfather in a bio in Goodspeed 1888 Newton Co., bios. Also, in Newton Co., MO there is a piece of land in 1902 owned by three men: Fowler, Kilgore, Dumitt. Thanks for any ideas. Grace

October 24, 2000*
Helen Austin
Decatur, AL
Searching for the parents of Mary b 1815 Laurens Co, SC who m Hugh Mahaffey Henderson abt 1832 in Suwannee, Gwinett Co, GA. I think her parents were BONDS/TINNEY because both names are mentioned and both appear in Laurens, SC, Gwinett, GA and Winston Co, AL. Hugh M. Henderson b 1814 was the son of James HENDERSON b abt 1790/1792 Laurens,SC and a Miss Mahaffey dau of Hugh Mahaffey of the same county. I have these notes:NOTES FOR DICK TINNY B ABT 1790 !CENSUS: U. S. Census, Laurens Co, SC for 1850 for Dick Tinny ? !CENSUS: 1800 U. S. Census, Newberry Dist. p 96 William Tinny 01201-13001-02. Pendleton Dist. Elijah Tinsley p 44 00100-00100-00
!CENSUS: 1810 U. S. Census, Laurens Co, SC p 53A Tinney, Manasy 10010-30010-0 has 3 fem under 10 same page Jno. Tinney 10010-41110-02 same page, Jas. Bonds 00111-00101-05 same page Calvin Bond 10010-10100-02. P 54 Wm. Bonds, Elizabeth Bonds, Robert Bond.
!CENSUS: 1820 U. S. Census, Laurens Co, SC Mary is age 6 p 12 Isaac Tinny 200010-20010-0-2 Ag. (1 in col 26) he has 2 fem under 10. p 22 Mary Tinny 000001-00001-0-1-002000001 a slaveowning female with elderly husband or father.
!LAND: Abstracts of Early Records Laurens Co, SC 1785-1820 pub 1982 Deed Book K: 123-Sep 30 1814, recorded Apr 1, 1816 Geo. Wolf Sr. to Isaac Tanney of Newberry Dist for $670, 370 acres except 3 acres where the meeting house stands. Also, privilege of the spring and road. Bush ?R, b on est of John Miller, decd., -Josiah East, Betsy Barksdale, Wit: Wm. Bonds, Richard Tinney, D. R. of Agnes Wolf, by Jas. Saxon, J.P.
!IDENTITY: Note: Information about the possible name of the father of Mary b 1815 who married Hugh Mahaffey Henderson about 1832 in Gwinett Co, GA, as, Dick Tinny, was provided by Maxine Spillers.
!NOTES-RESIDENCE: 1798, 4 Sep John Tanney, Laurens, SC, Will- Wife, Elizabeth Tanny: nieces: Penny Taney and Susannah Tanney, Exr, wife, Wit: Ambrose Johnson, Thomas Honor, John Gamble. 1830 Isaac Tinney, Gwinett Co, GA, son of Richard and gson of William of Laurens, SC 1850- Richard Tinney, Census, Gwinett GA, 193,221,Isaac p 197,204 1850- Richard Tinny, Census, Laurens,SC p 321 1860 Isaac Tinny, Census, Tallapoosa,AL 291 1860 Tinny, Census, Laurens, SC p 656

October 26, 2000

BAZEL/BASSEL//ROBERSON/ROBINSON/ROBERTSON BAZEL was in revolutionary war.He served in the cavarlry S.C.under Col. MAHAM during 1781 and 1782 at the garrison of NINETY SIX ,he lost a horse[mare,he was paid 100 pounds (British money) in May of 1787 for the horse.Helost horse in a skirnish with the enemy on May10,1781.HE land given to hem for war.129 acrea on branch of Enoree River ,Laurens county .And he was pay BOUNTY LAND he gave land to JOHN ROBISON [?his brther ]Janury 10,1785.HE is in SOUTH CAROLINA roster page 821.He is in location book F pafe 1190/or 162.As ROBINSON ,BASIL .S.C.rolls -ROBERTSON,BAZEL/BASSEL/BASDALE.HE Census 1800 South Carolina ,4 sons ,5 daughters ,son /BAZEL/THOMAS/?JOSEPH/?JOHN.In 1800 Census Sounth Carolena.In or around 1804/1806Taxlis in WARREN County ,KENTUCKY. I HAVE MORE INFO. ON FAMILY MEMBERS IN KY, MS ,MO, CAL, OR, OK .VA.AR. I NEED HELP ON BAZEL ROBERTSON IN SOUTH CAROLENA. (Address) PO.BOX 129 SARCOXIE 64862 MO
October 27, 2000
Sheri Hipp
I am looking for decendents in my family. This is the information I have so far.... let me know if you see a connection anywhere please. Your help is so greatly appreciated.
Descendants of Douglas Andrew Hipp
1 Douglas Andrew Hipp
.. +Ethel Duncan 1896 -
........ 2 Edwin Douglas Hipp
............ +Midlred Hallberg
........ 2 Lyde Duncan Hipp
............ +Curtis Lavender
........ 2 Sarah Frances Hipp
............ +Lonnie Hill
........ 2 John Augustus (Gus) Hipp
............ +Jerrie Moore
........ 2 Walter Lee Hipp
............ +Wynona Hodges
........ 2 Ruby Josephine Hipp
............ +Olin Poindexter
Here are the descendants of Augustus M. Hipp and Isabella Young (parents of Douglas)
1 Augustus M. Hipp 1853 - 1921
.. +Isabella Young 1853 - 1896
........ 2 Earnest Calhoun Hipp
............ +Annie Mae Wade 1893 - 1977
........ 2 Lydia Young Hipp
........ 2 Clarence Bell Hipp
............ +Elizabeth Shirley
........ 2 William Roy Hipp
............ +Henrietta Drummond
........ 2 Douglas Andrew Hipp
............ +Ethel Duncan 1896 -
........ 2 Eula Hipp 1874 - 1950
............ +Samuel D. Austin - 1947
........ 2 Nancy Augusta Hipp 1877 - 1965
............ +Robert Lee Hunter 1870 - 1931
This is as far back as I go. Thank you for taking the time to help me.

October 29, 2000
Evelyn Stokes Vaughan
Bradenton, FL
I am looking for my ggGrandfather Stokes b 1796 in SC married about 1815 in SC to Matilda UNKNOWN b NC 1800. Children, William Henry b 1816 SC, Martha b 1825 SC, Dorcas Malissa b 1828 SC, (My gGrandfather, John Manning b 1829 SC). Matilda and children were found in the 1840 Pulaski Co., Ga. Census.
(Address) 7002 8th Ave. W. Bradenton, Fl. 34209
October 29, 2000*
Janice campbell
Ft.Lauderdale, FL
Levi Campbell B-abt 1820 in SC wife Louisa or Eliza Fowler. In 1850 census were living in Laurens Co. and had 3 children, Sarah A. 7yrs., William 5yrs., Jesse 4yrs. (our ancestor), Perry 2yrs.

October 29, 2000
Terry Annette Hirt
Merritt Island, FL
Carter, Driggers, Philpot, Eskew
I am looking for the family of John Darling Carter, Sr., born 1812 in SC. He married Drucilla Driggers, b. 1820 SC. (Father: Bennett Driggers, Mother: Charity Philpot, Sister: Avis Driggers Stuart. John and Drucilla live in Pike and Coffee Counties, Alabama. Any information of Bennett Driggers family or that of Charity Philpot would be greatly appreciated. Also looking for parents of Samuel Thorton Eskew, b. abt, 1849 married Deborah Groover b. 1849. They were in Gordon County, Ga. in 1885 and Blount County, Al. in early 1900's.
(Address) 435 Deb Lane, Merritt Island, Florida 32952
October 30, 2000
Charles Savage
Brandon, MS

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Thanks, Bob
Wesley Savage was the son of Zebulon Savage Jr. I am attempting to determine whether he had a son named Willam Morris or Morris William who moved with the family from Laurens Co to Tuscaloosa Co, Al. Wesley married a woman named PINSON prior to or enroute to ALA. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
(Address) Charles Savage, 137 Long Meadow Rd, Brandon, MS (601)825-1947
October 30, 2000
Cheryl Roy
Pearl City, HI
Owings, Massey, Hodge,Tims
Jim and his siblings were born in Laurens.I would appreciate any information on the family/people in this obituary dated to the first week of Jan. 1929. Plan Rites for Jim L.Owings. Jim L. Owings age 84 well known resident of the Franklin Road near this city died at his home at 6 o'clock thursday evening after an illness of more than two years. Mr. Owings was well known in Greenville having resided here for the past twenty years and was formerly of Laurens county. Mr. Owings a confederate veteran, having enlisted in the war when only sixteen years of age. He was a member of the Welcome Baptist church. A son of the deceased, J.J. Owings, of the Hunts Bridge Road died Monday afternoon of this week. In addition to his widow, Mr. Owings is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J.P. Massey of Anderson and Mrs Mac hodge of Inman five sons J.P. and B.E. Owings of Greenville W.A. Owings of Charlotte, NC Luther Owings of Virginia and L.A. Owings of Taylors. A sister Mrs. Jane Ti! ms, of this city also survives. Funeral services for Mr. Owings will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the Berea Baptist church, and interment will be made in the church cemetary in the family plot.

October 31, 2000
Robert McCormick
W. Yarmouth,, MA
I am seeeking information on Thomas Davis who lived in Laurens county between !81oand 1830 by Census. I have information he possibly ran a Trading post there. He is believed to take in orphans . Three of his daughters married Stubblefield men. Does antone have any information about this. Any help will be grestly appreciated and I will share informaytion. Thank you Robert mcCormick

October 31, 2000
Dorothy Brown
Clarksville, TN
Looking for any information anyone might have on Edward Kemp and Coleman Brown, William Coleman Brown, David Brown.

October 31, 2000
Marcia Wade
Memphis , TN
My second great grandfather Francis Thomason, 1810-1862 was Methodist minister in Laurens and Greenville. He had daughters Louisa and Ann P.(unmarried), Martha E.(Glenn), Susan Jane(Baldwin), and Avaline Marian (Thackston). His sons were Robert, Bartlett Wesley, and John. I would love to correspond with any descendants.
(Address) 755 S. Graham, Memphis, TN 38111
November 1, 2000
Jan Campbell
I am looking for information about the Campbell's of Lauren's in the early 1800's. I believe our Gr-Grand Levi Campbell was born 1820 near Clinton on the Rubin Pits Plantation. His father was the overseer. Levi married Laura/Eliza Fowler b-abt 1825. 1850 census lists children Sara A. 7, William 5, Jesse 4, Perry 2. Our ancestor Jesse Macduffie married Sara Burdette b- 11/29/1842 (obit) Their daughters married Chandler, Morris, Henry, Darby. Son James Allen m. Jeanette Wilson (our ancestor). I have quite a bit of information to share for Jesse and James Allen descendents.

November 4, 2000
J. Orr
Sulphur Springs, TX
Thomas Jones Jr. b 16 Jun 1764 in Abbeville Cty S.C. sp Mary Ann ____ b S.C. lived in the Laurens area of South Carolina before they settled in St. Clair County Alabama in 1825. Their children were Benjamin F. Jones, *William Henry Jones b 1792 Abbeville Cty, S.C. d 14 Nov 1862 St. Clair Cty, Ala Sp. Sara A., Speer Jones b 1793, Abner Powell Jones, Robert Y. Jones, Pallatine Jones m Thomas Jay Adam Crain Jones James Young Jones and Mary Jones sp Seth More. Seeking information on Thomas Jones Sr as well as any information my my *relative and his siblings. Jones is not an easy name to research so any help would be most appreciated. Thank you!

November 6, 2000
Caroline Anderson
Ben Lomond, CA
Anderson / Miller / Brooks
My great grandfather, John Hayward Anderson, married Sarah Miller Brooks, the widow of William Brooks, in Laurens County, South Carolina after the Civil War. (William Brooks died in the Civil War). After their marriage, they moved to Fresno, California. I have no information about my great grandfather and am interested in finding out anything I can about birthdate, birthplace, parents, etc. Thank you, Caroline Anderson Bohrman
(Address) 135 Stanford Dr. Ben Lomond, CA 95005
November 7, 2000
Ed Venable
I am searching for information on an Alfred B Henderson that was in the Coweta Co. Ga census from 1840 until 1850. He died there about 1854. Wife was Peachy, Peachey or Peache ( it is spelled several ways in the census ). They were from South Carolina. Daughter, Jane, born S.C. 1831, Emeline born Ga 1834,Sarah Elizabeth born Ga abt 1840. One other female child born before 1840 but I don't have name or if she was alive in 1850. An Alfred Henderson was shown in the census of Laurens Co, S.C. in 1830. This may or may not be the one I am looking for but would like to know. SC ID # SC5670384507. Thanks for any help.
(Address) 65 Oakbrook Ct, Covington, Ga 30016-4469
November 8, 2000
Freddie Mae Singleton
Lilesville, NC
I was able to get a copy of my grandfather application for a Social Security Card. With the copy I was able to learn his parents names were Daniel Singleton and Susanna Holiday. My grandfather was born in August 1902. He and his father were sharecopper on a farm in Florence South Carolina. The farm name was W.C.Revell, locate on route2 box14A. Thank you

November 9, 2000
David McDonald
Powder Springs, GA
Looking for ancestor of Alexander McDonald born 1809 in Laurens County. It looks like his father could be a John McDonald who shows up on the 1790 and 1800 Census. THey may have lived around the Reedy River. Alexander married a Thursey Hopkins. I believe Thursey's family was also from Laurens. I have found the will of Solomon Hopkins in S.C.( I believe Thursey's uncle) which was witnessed by some McDonalds, who I think were Alexander's brothers. I believe the McDonalds moved to Georgia in the 1820's. Any info on McDonalds would be appreciated.
(Address) 5805 Millers Pond Lane, Powder Springs, GA 30127 (770) 439-8469
November 11, 2000
Shirley Walker Butler
Norcross , GA
wade walker was born in hodges sc in 1894. he was drafted in world war 1 in 1918. he married annie mae rice from duncan creek in the 1940s. any information would be appreciated. shirley butler
(Address) 863 sandune drive norcross ga 30093
November 12, 2000
Shirley Walker Butler
i have recently began trying to find my ancestors. it has been very hard to say the least. my grandfather was wade walker, born in 1894 in hodges, SC but settled in Clinton. he married my grandmother, Annie Mae rice from Duncan creek in the 1940s. my grandfather was a draftee of world war 1. that is all i know about him. i would like to have any help i could get from you on this matter.

November 12, 2000
Nancy Merriman
Wauwatosa, WI
Looking for information on Bettie Mae Watts, possibly of Mountville or of Henry, S.C.
(Address) 6420 W. Garfield Avenue Wauwatosa, WI
November 12, 2000
Robert Smith
I'm looking for the black Shands family , The family that consist of George Shands (Booze) who married Ara Jones both of Laurens or clinton George had a farther name henry shands and mother name Liza Suber. George had a son name Frank, George Jr.,Fred, Wilson, Tom, and daugthers name Liza, ( Sis and Babe) nicknames please contact me at
(704) 630 4609 or E-mail
November 12, 2000
linda dyle potter
crossville, TN
looking for information on the dials family out of the old 96 district.any information who they married and who were there childern.and where did they come from what country. thanks.
(Address) linda potter 202 stone loop crossville tn. 38558
November 13, 2000
I am researching my family. This what I know. George Saxon was born a slave. His father's name could have been Tom Saxon. He was married twice(Caroline Abrams and Ella ?) I have all the information on his children. His youngest, Jessie M. Saxon, was buried in Calvary Memorial Cemetery just this past Nov.11, 2000. She was 95 years old. I also know that George's brother John was sold to the Finleys, however they knew they were brothers and remained close. I am having a very difficult time finding the plantation or slave owner(s), which has prevented my search going any further back. I would very much appreciate any information on Saxon (or Sexton) and Abrams

November 13, 2000
W. Chris Jones
Roswell, GA
Does anyone have any information on the Edward Jones family of Laurens, SC between 1790-1804. Edward died abt. 1804.
Edward's estate sold March 10, 1804. Listed as purchasers were: Elizabeth, Betsy, Joseph, Edward, Sarah, John and Gabriel Jones and John and William Burnside, Adi Griffin.
There was later a will of Elizabeth Jones, ded Edward (probably the one above) and lists John Jones, executor. Sons: Gabriel, James, Josiah, Daughters Frances Ward, Mary Burnside, Nancy Burnside. Other children were: Edward, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah, Margaret and Lucy Jones.
From Laurens County, South Carolina Wills 1784-1840 by Colleen Elliott P.2, Will of David Logan-96th District dated July 5, 1789, Sale of estate dated August 18, 1790 names Gabriel Jones
This may be be the Jones Brothers listed in Wilkinson County, GA's 1820 census. For John Lawrence Jones who m. Lucy Taliaferro in 1797 in Surry NC, the number of children would be correct since a daughter Francis died young and would account for the missing female. We know that John Lawrence Jones had a brother Thomas per his Will which could account for the other elder male in the home.
Assuming that John Gabriel Jones, who later moved to Wilkinson and m. Nancy Bloodworth and later Mariah Carr, is one of the children in the above homes that would leave us Joseph Jones, William Jones or Josiah Jones. John Gabriel Jones would have been 19 at the time of this census.
Interesting that Israel Fountain and Frederick Dominer and John Dominer are living close to William Jones (the younger). The Fountains and Dominys also ended up in Wilkinson County, GA for the 1820 census.
Also of interest is will of Philip Anderson and wife Elizabeth.. Sons : Allen Rueben, Lewis, Daus: Elizabeth, Ann Davis, Lucy Davis. Exr: Son Allen and friend Joseph Jones, Moses Whitten. Dated March 27, 1814. Purchasers in estate of Philip Anderson include John and Lewis Jones (P. 487).
Any help on these SC Jones would be appreciated. Thanks!
November 15, 2000
Betty Meischen
Bellville, TX
Does Laurens County have an 1850 Census online anywhere or does anyone have access to an 1840/1850 census for South Carolina. My McCrary line goes back to this county on Duncan's Creek. It is mentioned that the Youngs were also some original pioneers of this area. I am looking for a Miles Hiram Young born in South Carolina in 1828. His father may have been George Young. His first son was named George Alexander. Miles may have had a brother named Mathew Alexander Young. If anyone knows anything about the Youngs of Duncan Creek, please help. Also, I am interested because of the McCrary connection to anything about the McCrarys and history of the region. William McCrary and wife Mary McCrary are descendants of John McCrary and Jane Greer of Duncan's Creek. Martha McCrary married Hope Hull Hammock. Their daughter Francis married Samuel L. Duke. Thank you.

November 17, 2000
Scott Bell
St. Louis, MO
I am looking for information on the Bell family who was in Laurens from 1700-early 1800. This includes Adam Bell married to Mary McClure, James Bell b. 1770 in Laurens County to Sarah. I especially am looking for the Children of James Bell and Sarah.

November 17, 2000
Sonya Beck Hernantz
Trying to find info on mydeced grandparents names arealferd dewey beck &montine bowels beck ofgraycourt,sc
(Address) 507clemsonstlaurens,sc
November 19, 2000
Maggie Ponds
Omaha, NE
I am trying to find information in Laurens County about my great-great grandfather's famil. My great-great grandparents were Michael (1830) and Francis (1843). Their children were Alice (b. 1861) who married Richard B. Boozer George (b. 1865) Bascom (Also known as John Bascom and "Backy"), born April 1, 1868 Lizzie (b. 1870) Thomas (b. December 14, 1873) Mary (b. 1875) Estelle (b. 1877), and Cromwell (b. 1879). Bascom married Ida Armstead who was born in Tennessee. Bascom was by great-grandfather. The family appeared in the 1880 census of Lexington County but were not there in 1870. So many people in the community that came from Larens County, SC in the Exodus of the lage 1800s, I thought perhaps they originally from Laurens County before moving to Lexington County and then I surmised (which is most likely wrong) that the family stopped over in Tennessee prior to moving to Arkansas. James and Francis don't show up in Arkansas. Only ones to show up there were Alice,! John Bascom, and George. Thomas and Crowell worked for the railroad. Thomas moved to Conta Costra County (Richmond) California where he bought land and lived there until he died November 1, 1948. Any help with the Ponds and Boozer families - African American and Native American - would be greatly appreciated.

November 21, 2000*
Jacinda A. Gilliam
Johnson City, TN
Looking for information on 1. Florence Compton, d. Feb. 1, 1920, buried in Greenwood. 2. George Gillham, no dates known known to have had 12 children - including my ggrandfather Elliot Crosby Gillham. George is known to have been in Dodge Co., GA 3. Joseph Mauldin, born early 1900's. My grandfather. I know nothing about him, except that he had a couple of other childrn - Silas and Mary (I think, 3rd hand info) 4. Melvina Risner no dates known married to George Gillham. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
(Address) 2717 S. Roan St., #19, Johnson City, TN 37601
November 27, 2000
Russell D. James
Milton, FL
Looking for information on how to narrow down date search for great-great grandmother, Harriet Cogdill Wild, who died in Laurens County in the 1920's.
(Address) 850-983-0048
November 30, 2000
Norma Stevenson
St. Clair, MO
I'm researching the Atkins family. I have learned they were in Laurens Co. at least, by 1792. I found a query from Maida Whitten asking about Benjamin Atkins-Rhoda Howell. I tried to send her an email, but it wouldn't go through. If you're still interested, Maida, I have data on Anderson Taylor Atkins, youngest son of Benjamin. Also some on B.A.'s parents and siblings. Contact me. Norma Stevenson

December 1, 2000*
W. Chris Jones
Roswell, GA
Jones, Burnsides, Griffin, Watson, Davis, Ward
Would someone more knowledgeable of this stuff please help me? Below are abstracts from 7 wills proven in Laurens County, SC between 1804 and 1831.
1- Estate sale of goods of Edward Jones commissioned March 2, 1804 in Laurens. Elizabeth Jones is named as wife. Others listed inheriting/disposing of items were: Sarah Elizabeth Betty Joseph Edward John Burnsides Alino (?) Griffin Thomas, John and Gabriel.
2- Will of James Jones is proven in Laurens 10/23/1804. Names wife Lucy Jones. Children named: Benjamin, Angela Philips Whitmore Jane Duncan Jefre Sarah Bennett Miles. Joseph Jones was executor.
3-Will of Elizabeth Jones, widow of Edward Jones is proven 4/6/1809. Names sons Gabriel, James and Joseph to receive 25-cents each. Names daughters Frances Ward, Mary Burnsides and Nancy Burnsides to get 25-cents each. Then names here 7 children to get estate and remainder of belongings: Edward, John , Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah, Margaret, Lucy. Sons Edward and John are executors. (Would this mean that Elizabeth was likely a 2nd wife and she and Edward were parents of last 7 children and Edward and an unknow spouse parented the first 6?).
4-John Jones will proven in Laurens 3/7/1811. Names wife Joyce Jones. Also names nieces Joyce J. Ward and husband Robert Ward and nephen Jones Foster.
5-Phillip Anderson will proven on April 19, 1814. Names Elizabeth as wife. Named as children were: Lucy Davis Ann Davis Allen, Reubin Elizabeth and Lewis.
6- Joseph Jones of Laurens' will is proven on 9/7/1826. Listed are: Nancy Jones and John Watson. Also Joseph Learder (?) Duncan and John. John Watson and Joseph Jones are executors.
7-Will of Joseph Jones of Laurens is proven on 3/31/1831. Lists wife Margaret. Also named are Rhoda Johnson and son Samuel. James Neely Twur (sp?) are also named.
Any help sorting through this maze would be deeply appreciated. Thanks.

December 3, 2000
Peggy Sue
Birmingham, AL
I am researching the HODGES Family, I am hunting my GGrandfather's parents, his name is Leroy H. Hodges born in 1806 or about, in Laarens Co, SC and moved into Abbeville Co., before moving on to Jefferson Co., Alabama, One of his sons is Thomas Daniel Hodges was was also boun in SC in 1839. Leroy married a Permelia ?? Shewas born in 1802 in SC. We think Leroy's mother's name was Mary B. ?? Hoping some one may have some infomation , his parenrts may have been born in NC Thanks

December 5, 2000
Pam Pinkard
I am searching for any information on eliza strange lawson born april 2 1897 died may 19, 1990.My grandfather was lester lawson, born 8-14-1892 and died sep. 1978. They lived in woodruff. any help is apperciated

December 7, 2000
Robert McCormick
Hello I am looking for a Thomas Burgess who married Catherine Draper i Spartenburg County. My ggGrandfather Joseph Stubblefield was bound to him by the Commissioners of the Poor in Spartenburg County on 10-24-1893. Any help will be greatly appreciated . Thank You

December 8, 2000
Farrell Noblitt
I am searching the Noblit tree in Laurens co. Samuel Noblit came to this co. in about 1780. I would like to find anything about this family. Samuel was a school teacher and farmer there. He died in 1832. Thank you

December 9, 2000
Doris Bramlett
Greenville, SC
Jones, Howard, White, Mayfield, Templeton
Am researching descendants of William and Mary Whitlock Jones. William born 1735 in England or Wales, came to VA about 1750, married Mary Whitlock. They later moved to Caswell County, NC and about 1793 moved to the Laurens/Greenville County area. They had 10 children. Interested in any information about their descendants. Especially interested in information concerning whether or not Solomon Jones, the Roadmaker, was a son of their son Thomas or Richard. Have considerable amount of info on 4 of their children which would be glad to exchange for information others may have.

December 11, 2000 *
Joan Lazarus
Shreveport, LA
Seeking information on Woffords shown on 1910 Census of Hunter Township, Laurens Co. SC. G.J age 31 married Becky(age 31) Children Frank, Aloice, Clara (2) Henry (age 44) married Mary (age 39)children, James A.,Jerry M. Joseph L., Charles P.

December 14, 2000
Augusta, GA
WOOD / Moon
Looking for Abraham Wood born probably in 1780's married to Sarah Garland Moon. Also looking for Thomas Wood born probably in 1780's married to Mary Ann Blagrave Moon. Any information on either couple would be most appreciated. Thanks, Jane

December 17, 2000
Betty Hall
Waco, TX
I am looking for info. on John Brown & Sallie Rivers Brown who settled in S.C. before 1800? John's siblings were Matthew, Mark, Sallie, William, Margaret & Nancy. John & Sallie's children were Nancy, Billie, Jack, Jim, Fredrick Epps, Henry, Stephen & Martha. I would like to know where John & Sallie came from & when they were born. Also, Need further info. on Thomas Cotten(Cotton) & Anne Mansfield married about 1777 in Edgefield district, SC. His first wife was Ann Byrd, he married her about 1762 in SC. Would appreciate any help with this. Thanks, Betty

December 21, 2000
John Brown (Harper's Ferry)
Hello, my name is GEORGE D BROWN, i have been told that i am a decendent of JOHN BROWN who was hung at HARPER'S FERRY, can u tell me how i go about finding out more about this. I have always wanted to know but never knew how to go about doing it.

December 21, 2000

December 22, 2000
Richard Copeland
Salisbury, NC
Arnold, Copeland
I'm trying to locate anyone (African American) who would have any knowledge of the COPELANDS and the ARNOLDS of Clinton and Laurens. Nora Johnson ARNOLD and her husband, John ARNOLD were enslaved persons. John and Nora, my greatgrand parents, were born in 1856. They had 2 daughters, Mary and Alice. Mary died in 1963. Alice has not been seen since giving birth to my mother in 1916. Mary moved to Greenville and raised my mother Beulah Elizabeth Arnold. DOC (DOCK?) Copeland was my grandfather and he may have been married to Alice. Neither has been seen since 1916. Any help would be appreciated.
(Address) 108 Willow Rd, Salisbury, NC 28147
December 23, 2000*
Amy (Cleland) Gilreath
Nokesville, VA
30 Jan. 1827, Laurens Co., SC - William Grimes signs a Deed of Gift to "My wife and children" - Patsy (Wharton) Grimes, wife, also known as Martha Grimes. Children: Albert Grimes, Dillon Grimes, Granville Grimes, Thomas Grimes, Mtilda Grimes and Lucinda Grimes. 148 acres in Newberry Co. on Reedy River and 120 acres in Laurens Co. Would like to exchange info on this family.

December 24, 2000
Donald K . Ellis
anderson, SC
does anyone know anything about thomas g ellis. born-june 2 1849 died-sept 7 1928 he married a lady named henrietta that was born dec. 8, 1856 and died feb. 23,1932 i would like to know there parents names and births and deaths . thanks
(Address) 211 CENTERVILLE RD. Anderson,SC
December 29, 2000
Richard Finley
Little Rock, AR
Finley / Fuller
I am looking for any information on William Finley, possible middle name Watt. He was married to Allie Estel Fuller. His sons name is Paul Finley, middle name either Hampton or Hamilton.
(Address) 8902 Mayflower Rd., Little Rock, AR 72205
December 31, 2000
David Patrick
Wadley, GA
I am looking for any connection between the Ashley, Gray, and Garrett families of Lincoln County GA and the Ashley, Gray, and Garrett families of Laurens County SC. My ggg-grandfather Charles Ashley was born 1814 in GA and married Ellen Gray, born abt 1822 in GA. Her father was William Gray, born abt 1800. Charles' mother was Martha Ashley born abt 1774 in VA. In the 1850 Lincoln County GA census, there was a William Garrett, age 12, born SC living in the same house. Other Ashleys in Lincoln County GA from the 1780's to 1850 include John, James, Charles, Robert, Stephen, William, and Thomas. Daniel Gray lived next door to Charles Ashley in 1850.

December 31, 2000

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