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Elizabeth A. Robinette Simmons
Greenbrier, AR
Seeking information on Ebinezar & Ann(a) Starnes, their 7 children Aaron, Ebinezar, John, Mary, Anna, Rachel, & Rebekah. His will 4 Nov 1789, her will, 1 Oct 1802. Oldest son Aaron (my line) married to Mary Ann (maiden name unknown) Aaron's will, 20 Sept 1836.Aaron & Mary Ann had 8 children, Ann, John, Moses, Rebecca, Susan, Mary, Elizabeth & Susan. Moses (my line) married Mary Chandler, 12 March 1817 in Wilson County, TN. Contact from anyone researching this family appreciated. Address = 19 Elliott Road, Greenbrier, AR 72058-9212--- 501-679-7208

January 1, 2002*
Amanda Baltz
Pinellas Park, FL
Searching for info on the family of John Coate Jr. son of John Coate Sr. and a Catharine, they split when their youngest daughter was still living at home and had a large family. Lived in Laurens Co., in late 1790's and probated land in Newberry Co., in 1830. He married a Dorothy Dobbins, daughter of James Dobbins and Jennett Unknown. I am looking for any children they (Dorothy & John) may have had or any siblings of John Coate Jr. I am descended from James Dobbins and Jennett Unknown through another daughter of theirs, Eliza Hannah Dobbins who married Zebulon Jenkins both of Newberry Co., SC.
Address = 8500 Belcher Rd Apt 510 Pinellas Park, FL 33781-1009
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January 2, 2002
John M. Busby
Jacksonville, FL
Seeking information on Robert C. Wright who may have moved to Laurens County after 1860 from Newberry County. Wife was Margaret Ann O'Neil.

January 2, 2002
Frieda Nielson
William Manley died in Laurens County abt 1799 (will proven 1800) Wife Elizabeth. Children: Joseph, Washington md Isabella Kelley, Ephraim, Jeremiah, Vincent Tapp Malney Md Nancy Kelley, Nancy Manley. Vincent later moved to Greenville County, SC.
Address = 1820 Garwood Dr. Pueblo, Colorado 81005
January 3, 2002
Audrey Manly Mabe
Kenner, LA
I am searching for Manly/Manley families from the Laurens area. My ggg gfather: William; my gg gfather: Vincent Tapp; my g gfather: Harrison were all listed as living in Laurens/Laurens Co. from late 1700's - early 1800's. Are there other researchers out there for this family. Maybe we can help each other. Thanks Audrey Manly Mabe
Address = 80 Lucaya Drive Kenner LA 70065; 504-443-1919
January 5, 2002 *
Rockville, MD
I am looking for information about Pleasant Sadler reflected on the Laurens Co. censuses of 1840, 1830 and 1820. Also information/documents that relates Martin Sadler born 1812/1815 in Laurens Co (he's reflected on the 1840 census in Laurens Co) to Pleasant.

January 6, 2002
Bryson Bailey
Sumter, SC
Trying to find the parents of Thomas A. Maddox who was born in Laurens Co. on 7 May 1807. He later moved to Anderson Co., SC and married Catherine Kay. He died in Anderson Co. on 10 Dec. 1891 and was buried at Midway Presbyterian Church. I am trying to prove or disprove that his parents were John Maddox (1775-1857) and Rebecca Teague. John was the son of Justinian Maddox (1761-1802) and Judith Blackerby (1762-1810). They all died in Laurens Co. Does anyone have any information on Thomas' parents? All I know for certain is that he was born in Laurens Co. (according to his obiturary). His birth date comes from his tombstone. Any help will be appreciated.

January 8, 2002
Barbara Carter
Hoquiam , WA
I am looking for information about John King of Laurens Co. S.C.,his son William King+ Sarah then their son George Washington King + Tennessee Combs had John Canada King+Ozine Wright had Henry Nathan King + Olive Russell had Ardith Loreena King +Ira Bert Nickell - my parents. I am reseaching to find out who John King's parents were and when they came to this land. Thank you Barbara Carter
Address = Barbara Carter, 912 Spruce St. ,Hoquiam, W.A. 98550 2123
January 9, 2002*
Juli Morgan
I am searching for information about Charles and Mary Estes/Easter. I have recently come across a document from the Court of Ordinary, Laurens Co, SC dated January 1830 pertaining to the distribution of assets of Charles Easters, deceased. Mentions widow Mary and children. Name is spelled Easters, Eastr, Easter and Estes, all in the same document

January 12, 2002
Glenda Willis
James MEADOR born in Virginia 1738 is supoose to have died Laurens County 1808,Wife Susannah JORDON , Dose anyone have any information ? Need a will for James or Susannah thanks
Address = 321 S Woos St Neosho Missouri 64850
January 16, 2002 *
Diane Bender
Washington Grov, MD
I am trying to find out if the Arthur A Nabors born in Laurens SC c1786 married Sarah SHEPHERD, possible d/o Robert Slaughter Shepard of Abbeville SC and Elbert GA. A Sarah Nabors is living with Robert in 1840 Jefferson Co. AL. The Arthur A Nabors who was living in Shelby Co. AL, next county, had a wife named Sarah/Sallie in an 1828 deed. I have been told they went to Winston Co. MS, where he d 1838. Any clues appreciated.
Address = POB 178, Washington Grove MD 20880, 301-948-0133
January 17, 2002
Debra Riley
Newberry, SC
Looking for any information on families of John E.Brown married to Floell Mock .Need info on their parents and anyone related to Mocks and Browns.Buried in Laurens City Cemetery.
Address = 2411 Spearman rd. Newberry ,S.C. 29108
January 18, 2002
Richard Finley
Little Rock, AR
I'm looking for information on John Finley. He was born in 1734. I have some information that he was born in Cravens, SC and other information showing he was born in Bucks Co., PA. He died Abt. 1785 in Laurens Co., SC.
Address = 8902 Mayflower Rd. Little Rock, AR 72205
January 18, 2002
Beth Walker Clement
Pipe Creek, TX
I am searching for the parents of James Boatwright Walker of Laurens, South Carolina. He was born in 1888. His married sisters were Mrs. George ballentine, Mrs. C.H. Mathis. He married Harriet Hammett of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Thanks for any information.

January 20, 2002
Deebie Knight Hammonds
Madisonville, KY
Knight, Ford, Fuller, Hammonds, Reynolds
I am researching my Knight line who came from Laurens County, S.C. to Kentucky arriving between 1820-1830. John Knight was born about 1760-1770 and it is believed his wife was Bettie Ford. Other families that tie in with the Knight family and who appear to have also come to Christian Co., Ky. from S.C. were Fuller's, Hammonds and Reynolds. Would like to correspond with anyone who is working on these lines.

January 21, 2002
Al Byrd
Columbia , SC
I am seeking predecessors of Benjamin Byrd, born 3-4-1757, died 3-3-1831. Married Jane Downs, daughter of Johnathan Downs and Sarah Gary. Benjamin Byrd, who I believe to be my great-great-great-great grandfather, was the first Byrd in SC. I have fairly reliable documentation back to Benjamin. Johnathan Downs, I believe to be the first Senator from Laurens County, was the son of Henry Downs and Lady Jane Douglas of Scotland.
Address = 6014 Woodvine Road, Columbia, SC 29206
January 23, 2002
Dorris Owens Henson
Camden, TN
Joel Grissle 1796 in SC, was listed in the 1820 census in Laurens Co., SC. Have reason to believe that he married a Rhodes, possibly Christopher Rhodes's granddaughter. Any help will much appreciated.

January 25, 2002
Malcolm E. McClintock


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I am African-American and my Great-grand parents were slaves in Laurens County, they were owned by Robert or James McClintock. I think that they lived past the turn of the century, my grand-father was born in 1891and they lived in a place called Hunter Township. My questions are: Where is the location in Laurens County of Hunter Township or the modern city or town and Where do I start my search for these older records? Sincerely, Malcolm
January 25, 2002
Garland Greene
I would like some information on someone that lives in your county.Name is Bobby Gambrell. he was in service with my Father-in-law.would like to find him if I can.just to talk. Thanks

January 26, 2002
greenville, SC
looking for parents and siblings of luvenia or luraney SEXTON born about 1804 in laurens county sc and died in pickens county sc

January 28, 2002
Thelma A. Ballew
Fountain Inn , SC
Claude S. Kirby married, his second wife, Harriett McBride, in Danville, VA. He was also married two other times. Some of his decendants from his first marrage are believed to be in the Princeton area. His last marriage was to a Curry. He died in Simpsonville, SC. I am looking for his ancestors as well as his decendants from his first marriage. I also need to find the ancestors of James Anselo Ballew. He died in fountain Inn, SC. He was married to Ida Bishop. His children were: Golden, Dillard, Robert, Lewis, Maude, Ruth.

January 29, 2002
Jean Taylor
holden Spurgeon
Looking for reference for marriage of Thomas Holden and Margaret Spurgeon 25 Dec 1773.

February 2, 2002
Peggy Sue O'Shields-Gaddis
We have had a very hard time in finding anything on my GG Grandfather, he was born in Laurens Co., SC., in 1806, Name: Leroy H. Hodges. We can find things on him, but it is his Parents, are there any way to find his parents? We do not know if Leroy had any brothers or sisters either. Thanks for anything.

February 3, 2002
Belinda C. Allender
Mt. Juliet, TN
Philpot / Wood/s
I have a Thomas Philpot b. 1762 in Laurens County, SC. His parents were John Philpot and Molly Wood/s. Molly b. @1740 came from that area and suppose to have come from a wealthy family. I'm not looking for money but I would like to find her family. Also She and John had 6 other children that I can't find anything on. They are John, Timothy, Peter, James, Joseph and Polly Philpot. Old family stories are that Thomas and at least two other brothers fought in the Am Rev War. One brother slowly starved to death while on a Britsh Prisoner ship going back to England to trial. One brother hung at the hands of Tories. Thomas claimed that he joined the same year as Battle of 96 District under Capt William Daniels scouting for him then later marched to Island Ford of the Saluda River and there joined Capt Waters. Then marched to seige of 96. There they joined with Gen N. Greene. Later marched to Bobb's Mill on Bush River on there way to help Col Hayes on Little River at Edgill's Stat! ion. Anyway his service after the Siege of 96 was 11 months and per his statement he lost a brother at Long Cane and another brother at White Hall. Thomas had to find more proof for his pension application and found a Brazel Eastis who he served with at the Seige of 96. He was refused all the way until his death and then his widow kept at it. My question is are these places in SC and is this Brazel in someone family tree. Also does anyone know of these other Philpot? I can be reached at Thank you for your help. Belinda

February 5, 2002
William (Bill) Crisp Wilson
Rock Hill, SC
I am interested in finding the burial site of Charles Wilson who died in 1820 and his wife Elizabeth Simpson Wilson who died in 1808. They are probably buried in the Original Little River Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery about two miles in front of Belfast House. Does anyone have a record of who is buried in this cemetery. I have a 1964 copy of what was legible on tombstones then. I know that two of their daughters (Mary Hayes and Margaret Crawford) are buried there. The Wilson's lived on a tract of land adjoining Belfast House which was built by Elizabeth's nephew. In Charle's will probated in Laurens County in 1820, he left the home place to his daughter Mary Wilson Hayes. Address = 1919 Sharonwood Lane; Rock Hill, SC 29732; Phone (803) 366 7838
February 5, 2002
Bob Holland
Overland Park, KS
Holland / Waldrop / Peek
I'm looking for information on James Holland, born 1799, his wife, Phoebe Peek, born 1804 in Laurens Co., and his parents John Holland and Ann Waldrop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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b kelley
baton rouge, LA

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Searching for info on parents of Joseph McConathy,who was born about 1788in Laurens,s.c. Married Isabella Wilson on 17 sept 1802. Possible 1812 war vet. Parents: Samuel and Margaret McConathy.

February 5, 2002
Juanita Wooley Booth
Baytown, TX
Looking for Jess Fortner settled in lauren co about 1806. had a brother named Timothy. Maybe have been from NC.

February 6, 2002
James M. Power
Memphis, TN
I have some info on Alexander and Lewis Power and want to delve deeper. I will be visiting Laurens County in early July for this purpose and would like to contact any descendants of the above and of the later "Bunch" Power who was with Laurens Glass Co. in the 1940's. I also want to find the Warrior Creek Cemetery where Alexander is buried. I will appreciate any help
Address = 4627 Peppertree Ln. Memphis, TN. 38117
February 6, 2002 *
James M. Power
Memphis, TN
New Harmon Presbyterian Church
This was the church from which my grandfather moved his membership in 1870. I am trying to find where it was or is located.

February 6, 2002
Carolyn Brack-Jackson
Waukegan, IL
I'm looking for any information on my gggrandfather, WILLIAM ALEXANDER THOMPSON b. about 1840., I believe in Laurens Cty,SC. Fought with the Confederacy in the Civil War. Had 2 "wives" Evelena (last name not known) who had 5 children: Martin, Arrie, Evelena, Macduff and Macdunk Thompson (twins). Evelena's date of death not known to me. My ggrandfathers dob(Macduff) about 1871. William Alexander Thompson's 2nd wife was laura Pitts(dob 1865-1933). They had 8 children:Pearl,Laura Willie, Earl, Calvin, Lawrence, Clarence, and Della. Any information about this Thompson family , especially that of Evelena, would be greatly appreciated.
Address = Carolyn Brack-Jackson, 2718 N, Lewis Ave., Waukegan, Il 60087, 847-263
February 7, 2002
Marcus J. Wallace
Corinth, TX
Lewis Cargile b. abt 1780 in Wilkes County, North Carolina and died after 1860 in Jefferson County, Alabama. He married Rachael Robinson and/or Margaret Robertson in N.C. or S.C. All of his children were born in Laurens County South Carolina. Does Anyone have any evidence of his marriage to either or both women.

February 7, 2002
Bruce W. Cobb
Beaumont,, TX
I am seeking info on a Judith Mitchell who died in Laurens County in 1826.She first married John Cobb 1743-1781 who was killed by "Bloody Bill"Cunningham in the Revolution.She had several Cobb children.Next,she married Benjamin Mitchell who died about 1816.I have her will,etc.I want to know where she is buried along with any Cobb children.

February 7, 2002
Phyllis C. Kelley
So. Fulton, TN
Seeking info on Nancy,b. Lauren County, married to Dickerson Waldrop about 1793 or it could be that Nancy was born 1793 and married Dickerson Waldrop,b.Abt. 1775 in North Carolina

February 9, 2002
Juanita Booth
Baytown, TX
Looking for the familyof Nathaniel Collins and his daughter Millac Fortner Collins.Thanks.

February 10, 2002
Marcia Wade
Memphis, TN
I am searching for a desc. of Clark Smith of Laurens Co, SC. Does anyone know if Clark had a sister named Sarah Ann? My Thomason relatives have a number of children with the Smith name as a middle name, and one named Clark Smith Thomason. I am hoping to establish a relationship between the two families. My Sarah Ann was born in about 1813.
Address = 791 Watson St., Memphis, Tn 38111
February 11, 2002
Carolyn Brack-Jackson
Waukegan, IL
I'm looking for any information on my gggrandparents, WILLIAM ALEXANDER THOMPSON AND LAURA PITTS, who lived in Laurens county,SC during the mid to late 1800. GGrandfather fought in the war of seccession and was allegedly a POW. He has 2 sets of children , 1 set by a woman named EVELENA, and the second set by LAURA PITTS. Any help would be greatl;y appreciated. Carolyn Brack-Jackson,
February 12, 2002
Hi, I am searching for my roots in Laurens,SC.I found on my Aunts birth certificate,that my grandfather was born in Laurens,on April,13,1867 to Docia(Doza)Smith,his death certificate does not list a father(although I know he had one),the story on that is his father was the son of a slave-onwer,and a mulatto woman,the slave-owner was said to have set his son's mother free so that his would be born free,that son fathered a son with Docia(Doza),whose maiden name is unknown,she was born in 1850,where?is what I'm trying to find out,she is also said to be of native-american descent(Black Cherokee),my grandfather's name is John Kelly Smith,in the 1920 Census,he is listed as JK Smith,with my grandmother Hessie(real name Essie,was mispelled by the census taker),and some of their children,his children by a previous marriage,and his mother.A cousin told me that he located him as Kelly Smith,with his grandmother Ida in the 1900 Census.It's hard enough trying to find my roots,wit! h out having to looking for 3-4 different names.After some time my grand-parents moved to Grove Twp. where they rented a home on the Walter(P.or T.)Moon property,who is reported as having a son named John Moon,wife named Nellie.I'm putting information here that has not been verified yet,only family info, passed on by word of mouth by his(John kelly's)children.I've been on more Messages Boards than Carter's got little liver pills!!A couple real nice people have tried to help me in this needle in the haystack hunt but so far not one lead,I really envy you all that have so much information about your ancestors,I can only hope that one of you out there will have some information to share with me,that will be greatly appreciated,no matter how big,or small let me hear from you r-e-a-l,soon.Thank You.Lois.
Address = 1865 Kinney Ave. Cincinnati,Ohio 45207
February 13, 2002
February 14, 2002
Barbara Pickens Foster
I am seeking any information on William LINDER, who was a half-brother of my great-grandfather, A. Lee GEORGE, and was living in Clinton when my great-grandfather died in December 1951. Particularly I would like to find out when William LINDER was born and the names of his parents, as I have been unable to trace my great-grandfather's family any farther back. I am living in NC, though I am a graduate of Presbyterian College (1981). Thanks!

February 14, 2002
Wanda Wright Diomedes
Fort Payne, AL
I am looking for the family of Jacob Wright b.1774 Va. who married Nancy McMillen from Ireland. Who moved to Lincoln County Tenn. and raised a large family. Most all the Wrights died in Boonshill, Tn. I was given a lead that my Jacob's dad may have also been a Jacob Wright who was of English origin and born abt. 1730 and married Elizabeth Waters. I was told that this Jacob died in Laurens County, SC but his family all moved to various surrounding states. They show a son Jacob b. 1774. If anyone has any info on this son Jacob born 1774 and where he might have went from S.C. please let me know so I can connect to my Jacob if possible. Thanks

February 15, 2002
Lois Olmstead
Lafayette, CA
James Downing and wife, Jane were in Laurens County from approx. 1787 to 1797 living on Rabon Creek. I'm trying to determine (1) where they came from and (2) anything at all about Jane's family. She's known as "Haulkern" in oral family history, but we wonder if she could be a Haulken, or a Hawkin or even an Alcorn -- or any conceivable variation on the name. She was supposedly of Welsh ancestry. Thanks.
Address = 3343 Las Huertas Rd., Lafayette, CA 94549 925-283-3345
February 16, 2002
Lois Olmstead
Lafayette, CA
Rabon or Reaborn Creek
I have ancestors who lived on Rabon/Reaborn Creek in Laurens County back in 1787-1797. Does anyone have any general information about settlements in that area? Thanks. Lois Olmstead California
Address = 3343 Las Huertas Rd., Lafayette, CA 94549 925-283-3345
February 16, 2002
Sullivan Cemetery
Need help and don't know who to ask. If you can help, please respond. We are trying to locate Sullivan Cemetery in Laurens County. Peter Ragsdale, Revolutionary War soldier is buried theae, as is his wife. A cousin is hoping to locate these graves. Thank you very much. Elloree

February 17, 2002
Carolyn Brack-Jackson
Looking for any information on my gggrandfather, WILLIAM ALEXANDER THOMPSON, B. ABT. 1840 possibly in LAURENS CTY, SC. Family story is that he fought in the war of seccesion and was taken prisoner. First wife's name was Evelena or Sally Evelena (last name not known) second wife was Laura Pitts b. abt.1865 in SC. I heard that the family emigrated to Conway County,AR. This is all I know. Any information on the abovementioned would be greatly appreciated. Carolyn Brack-Jackson

February 18, 2002
Barbara Brown Hootman
Hillsborough, NJ
My gggrandfather was Emory Varnal W Mahaffy, who was born in Laurens County, and died in Dawson County, GA. My information states that Emory's father was Alexander Mahaffey, born Laurens County, married his brother's widow, Rachel Mahon Mahaffey. Alexander and Rachel migrated to Cherokee County sometime prior to 1850 (they and their family are enumerated in the Cherokee County, AL 1850 census). Both Alexander and Rachel died ca 1852-1855. I have no legitimate source, eg, will, church records, cemetery records, et al, to prove that Emory was Alexander's son. Emory was a Methodist minister, but some of his family were baptists. I need to know if the Baptist and Methodist churches in operation at the beginning of the 19th century (Emory was born ca 1802) are still operational, and if any church records would still exist. If so, where would I look for them? Any help you all could provide would be much appreciated. I have a lot of information on Emory and his family in Georgia; and I will be happy to share what I have. Barb Brown Hootman
February 19, 2002
Charles A. Sims
I am trying to trace my ancestors who I believe were born in Laurens County. I welcome any information or guidance..
The relatives are:
Alfred Franklin Sims
Born 1895 Laurens County
Married to Ruth Abercombie
Born Laurens County
I have no information on where they are buried. Possibly in Newton County, Georgia.
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February 20, 2002
Dwight Crowe
Woodruff, SC
Stroud / Rhodes
I am trying to locate any information about Isaac Stroud and his wife Hannah Rhodes Stroud. Isaac,1775-1834 and Hannah,I have been told,are possibly buried at Upper Duncan Creek Baptist Church. Can someone tell me where this Church is located? I have been to Duncan Creek Baptist Church on Duncan Creek Hy.49,this seems to be Black Folks Church. Are there any White people buried there? Was Langston Baptist Church, off Hy.49,once named Duncan Creek Baptist? Was Isaac and Hannah buried there? Near there, on the other side of Hy.49 is Stroud Branch, is this associated with Isaac Stroud?
Is there a Will for Isaac Stroud in Laurens County?
I am thinking that Their son Isaac,1809-1878,buried at Cedar Shoals Cemetery,near Enoree, is related to my Great Grandfather Joseph Oliver Stroud,1862-1907. His son,Edward Eugene Stroud, my Grandfather never knew who his Grandparents were. I am thinking that Pinkney Stroud, 1832-1862,who died in the Civil War, and buried at Cedar Shoals is the father of Joseph Oliver Stroud. Pinkney and wife Susan, in the 1860 Census,Spartanburg Co. Had one son, his name looks like David C. Stroud, and was born in Virginia. I am thinking that Joseph Oliver was born about the time Pinkney died(1862). Any information appreciated.
Address = Dwight Crowe, 221 Harold Smith Rd. Woodruff, SC 29388
February 20, 2002
Sonny Pittman
Augusta, GA
I would like to correspond with anyone who has inofrmation on the Barker & Pitman/Pittman family names in early Laurens County. Seeking information on Jesse Barker Sr. & Jr. and their relatives. Also seeking inofrmation on any early Pitmna/Pittman family names that appear in early Laurens County history.
February 21, 2002
Annette Sherman
Greenville, SC

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I am searching for the birth record of my father and the marriage lic. of is mother, Letha

February 21, 2002
Ed Stewart
Clover, SC
I am looking for any decendants of William Preston Shirley (born Feb. 6, 1844 died Sept 4, 1916) and Mary Ellen Ragsdale Shirley (born 1852 died Feb 13 1931). They had the following children: Asa Otto Shirley, Bonna Shirley, Mary Fletcher Shirley, George Dee Shirley, Cleveland Shirley ( my grandfather), William Harvey Shirley and John Samuel Shirley. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated... Ed Stewart
Address = 1848 Faulkner Rd., Clover, SC 29710
February 22, 2002
Evelyn Thomas
Metairie, LA
I am looking for any information on William (Willie) Roy Tumblin(g). My Uncle has drop the g in the name. He was married to Mettie Juanita Hedden. They had 4 children. Second marriage was to Nannie Cleo Whitt. Mettie's father was Jasper Hedden. He had 22 children. 7 was burn to death when burning off a field. If any one has any information E-mail me at

February 22, 2002
Roxann Atwood Buzby
Bakersfield, CA
Searching for any information regarding Thomas ATWOOD, b. 3-9-1802 in Laurens District, SC. He had an older brother, Berry, who fought in the War of 1812. Both brothers moved to DeKalb Co., Georgia about 1815. Thomas eventually moved to Ellis Co., Texas, where he died in 1883. I'm particularly interested in discovering who the parents of Thomas were and if there were other children.
February 24, 2002
Rachel Niedzwiecki
Jacksonville, Fl.
I'm been searching for my Great great great grandparents. I started in Tenn. All the census say my great great grandfather was born in S.C. I followed up one lead in Greenville. I think I found him in the 1830 census, but that doesn't show his parents.
My great great grandfather Wm. Hatcher married Elizabeth Wheeler(born in England) about 1826 in SC. All of their children were born in SC.
I was hoping to get some obituary info, but, no one can find his tombstone. So, I'm searching blindly. One Hatcher source says maybe Felt Hatcher from Laurens. Is there anyway you can help me?
February 24, 2002
John Turner
Greenville, TX
If anyone has tried to contact me on the above names, I apologize. My email addy has finally settled down to: FORMER addys were: and . Thank you, John

February 24, 2002
Anne Babin
Collierville , TN
Joseph DEAN,b. 1763 Ireland,died 28 Oct. 1821 in Laurens Co SC; married Catherine CUNNINGHAM died 1821. She was the daughter of John CUNNINGHAM, whose will was proved 15 Oct 1788 in Laurens Co. Need info on Joseph DEAN's parents/ancestors. Need more on Catherine.
Address = PO Box 547, Collierville TN 38027
February 25, 2002
jane hughes
Alabama, CA
Hughes, Hendricks
I am seeking any leads in Laurens Co. That will link me to someone working on the Hughes line there. I am seeking any information that will help me gain a lead that will take me to Chesley Hughes's parents. Chesley Hughes was born in 1782 in Laurens Co SC. So the family records say. He was married to a Margaret Hendricks from that county as well. Any lead info will help. I believe that Wmm, or Wym Hendricks was Margarets parents. If you can help please email me back. Sincerely, Jane Hughes

February 26, 2002
Vicki Cosby-Jefferson
San Bernardino, CA
I am looking any relatives to Allen Simpson, who migrated from South Carolina to Nevada County, AR. He married a Leah (?) unknown maiden name. I have no idea if they were married in Arkansas or what? They had children: Walter, Lizzie, Sam, Lula, Belle, Festus, Ellen, Henry, and Susan. I am not sure if all of them were born in AR however, most are buried in the New Salem Methodist Church Cemetery in Rosston, AR. I have traced them as far as SC (possibly) Laurens County. I understand that there may be an Irish forefather. This family would be of african-american descent. I am even interested if I can find the slave owners with that name, maybe he is listed on their manifest. Please contact me.

February 27, 2002
Auburndale, FL
I would like more information on Moses Griffin (1830 census)in Laurens County,SC. Thank you for any help. Lucy

February 27, 2002
Several of my relatives are buried at Warrior Creek. I can not find any information regarding Warrior Creek. Do you know where this cemetary is located and where I could write or find any information on the internet about Warrior Creek?
Address = 3621 Holly Tree Trail Garland, Texas 75044
February 28, 2002
Joyce Barksdale
Topeka, KS

I am looking for information on my gg grandfather, Samuel Mills, He married Mary Anne Gladney in 1831 in Winnsboro,Fairfield Co. Sc Thats all I know about him. After they were married and had their children they moved to Tn. Please contact me with any information, no matter how small. Thank you
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March 1, 2002
Mary Ann Green
I am looking for information about my ancestor, John Archer Elmore. I understand that he represented Laurens District (96th) in the state legislature several times. I'm not sure of the time frame. Maybe around 1800? If you have any information on him or his family I would appreciate it if you could forward it to me or tell me where I might find the information. Thanks so much

March 2, 2002
Jean Sadler
Sacramento, CA
Request any information on Thomas Sadler d. Laurens District, SC and Son, John Sadler d. Laurens District 1 Dec 1819.
March 5, 2002
Wayne Beck
Seabrook, TX
Need help with the following family, please. I am descendant of Hosea Simpson born in SC (probably Laurens Co) about 1800. On 8 Nov 1823, he bought something from the estate of John Simpson, dec'd. The relationship is unknown. He married Alesey Unknown in SC, probably Laurens Co, about 1826. They had the following Children:
Sanford, born 1827 in SC
Elizabeth, born 1830 in SC
John, born 1836 in SC
Mahala, born 1839 in SC
Malinda Jane, born 1 May 1842 in SC (my ancestor)
David, born 1847 in SC
Peter, born 1847 in SC
Samuel, born 1851 in SC
On 12 Nov 1845, Hosea bought some of the estate of Robert Guyton in Anderson Co.
Hosea & Alesey are found in the following census:
1830 Laurens Co, SC
1840 Laurens Co, SC
1850 Anderson Co, SC
1860 DeKalb Co, AL
1870 DeKalb Co, AL Alesey only
I would appreciate knowing the parents of Hosea & Alesey. Thank you!

March 7, 2002
Marti Colee
Birmingham, AL
Atkins /Adkins / Franks
I'm searching for the parents of Joseph "Joel" Spencer Atkins, born in Lunenburg, VA in 1794. He moved to Laurens County, SC and married Milly Franks in 1816, daughter of Marshall Franks, Revolutionary War Soldier. They were in Giles Co., TN by the 1920 Federal Census; Lowndes Co., MS by the 1930 Census; and in Fayette Co., AL by the 1840 Census. Spencer and Milly had the following children: Martin, William C., Alexander, James, Joel and Matilda. If you have any information on Spencer's parents or siblings, I would love to hear from you. Thanks.

March 9, 2002
Thomas Wilson
Montgomery, AL
Seeking any information on Edward Hooker of Laurens. He may have come from Hagerstown, MD, in late 1700s or early 1800s. He had at least one son named Zadock. I am working on an academic biography of his grandson.

March 10, 2002
swansea, SC
Nadine Lancaster Wood
I am looking for any information concerning Nadine Lancaster Wood.

March 11, 2002
Gwen Deering Martin
Yates Center, KS
I am looking for information on Charles Cox b.1755 Hannah Merrill Cox b.1773, Drury Cox b. 1800, Eli Cox b.?,Moses Cox b. 1808, John Cox b.1813: Moses Cox married Allis Davis and had 7 daughters..they are listed on the 1840 census for Laurens Co. with 4 daughters. Aprx 1846-47 moved to Cherokee County, Al.with brother John and family. John was married to Mary ?...would like any information on these families.Charles Cox is believed to be the father of Eli,Drury,Moses,and John.He has been documented as a soldier from the Rev. War from Laurens Co. 1850 census states Charles, Hannah, and Drury were all born in North Carolina, Moses and John were both born in South Carolina from the 1850 census of Cherokee County, Al.If anyone has any information on this family, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, any information on the Davis connection. I know Allis had sisters that followed west and settled in Georgia. Would like a starting point for the Davis family. Allis stated sh! e was born in South Carolina.Back to the 1850 census for Laurens Co....Charles states he is 95 (!) years old, Hannah states she is 77...would like to know where they are buried if possible...thanks for any information you can provide

March 12, 2002*
Stephen Ray Miller
Carbondale, IL

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I am searching for my great-great grandparents Miller (given name unknown) and Nancy (surname unknown). Nancy was born in South Carolina circa 1803 and is listed in the 1870 Union County, Illinois Census as living with her 26 year old son William Miller. Email me at: Sincerely, Stephen Ray Miller Address = Stephen Ray Miller 250 S. Lewis Ln.#8, Carbondale, Illinois 62

March 13, 2002
Bill King
Houston, TX
I am researching the family of JOSEPH BABB and MARY 'POLLY' McCOOL BABB of Virginia and Laurens Co, SC. They were my 4th Gr Grandparents. Would be most interested in exchanging BABB info with you and to gain your data on this Babb Family group.
***Who were the parents of Martha Babb, who married Captain John Culbertson?
***Captain John Culbertson's parents appear to have been James Culbertson and Nancy Babb.
What can you tell me about the Martha Babb Culbertson, buried at Union Baptist Church in Laurens County? Her husband's name? Names of her parents? Did she descend from the Joseph Babb & Mary 'Polly' McCool Line?
I descend from Joseph & Mary Polly McCool > James Babb & Elizabeth Crisp and > James Alford Babb & Mary Amanda Henry of Laurens and Leake County, MS. Trying to connect back to the Laurens County Babb Family. Thanks for any help.
Address = Houston, Texas 281-493-6767
March 15, 2002
N. J. Brooks
Normangee, TX
Need copy of deed Laurens SC in Book K ___61 dated Feb. 17, 1817 for William Watkins Grantor and James Watkins Grantee. Another deed dated May 22, 1820 Book K page 292 for William watkins Grantor and James Watkins Grantee for 120 acres of land. will be glad to pay a reasonal price for coping and sending me these deed records.
Address = 12193 CR 470, Normangee, TX 77871
March 23, 2002
Paul Mears
Walterboro, SC
Meares / Butler
I am researching the Butler family of Laurens County Clinton area. Andrew Jackson Butler married to Caroline Denton which I have this family information. Would like any help on Andrew's Father Moses Butler who married Jemimah...any help on this would be appreciated...My GG GF was Eric(Erie) B. Meares who married Elizabeth in Laurens and his son Samuel Barksdale married Emma Matilda Butler daughter of Anderew and Caroline.

March 24, 2002
Gale Liveoak Dyer
Phoenix, AZ
Any information regarding anyone with the surname "Liveoak" and the maiden name of Francis Liveoak's wife "Mary". She could have been of Cherokee Indian descent. Francis was born in Spain abt. 1799. All kinds of information and records regarding the above will be appreciated.
P.O. Box 55954 Phoenix, AZ 85078-5954 email addresses: Address = Gale Liveoak Dyer - P.O. Box 55954 - Phoenix, AZ 85078-5954
March 26, 2002
David C. Boykin
Arlington Hts., IL
I am trying to link Peter Skeen with Steven Skeen. Peter and his brother James moved to South Carolina in about 1785 after colonial military service in Caswell County North Carolina . They are both on the 1790 census in the Laurens District. Steven was born in South Carolina about 1788.Peter and James were of scotish descent. Peter and Steven moved to Russell County Virginia after 1810. James may have died in South Carolina.Thank you for any help.
Address = 546 S. Mitchell,Arlington Hts.,IL.60005
March 28, 2002
Beth Riley West
Boiling Springs, SC
I am looking for information on Riley family who setteled at Riley Springs in the Tumbling Shoals area of Laurens County, the old 96th District. Most interested in finding info on Joseph Riley b. 1790 in SC. Also looking for Patrick Riley b. 1740 in County Antrim, Ireland, father or grandfather of Joseph. Any information on this area or this family will be greatly appreciated.
Address = 4117 Hwy. 9 Boiling Springs, SC 29316 Phone: 864-599-6828
March 29, 2002
Ann Kushner
Ligon Family Cemetery
I'm trying to locate a "Ligon Family Cemetery" in Laurens Co. One person referred to it as being near Cross Hill. Have you ever heard of it? The one person I know buried there died in 1821. Thanks for any help you can give me

March 30, 2002
Mary Hicks
Fort Worth, TX
I am searching for information on (Thomas?) Edwin Campbell, born 8 Feb. 1828 in Laurens County, S.C. He married Fatima Owen sometime before 1856. They had one son, my grandfather Thomas Franklin Campbell b. 4 July 1856, and five daughters: Nancy J. (birthdate unknown, Missouri b. 13 Aug. 1879, Virginia (birthdate unknown), Malissa Gertrude b. 11 Feb 1868, Parthena b. 7 Feb. 1871. The 1860 Mississippi census lists Edwin, Fatima, Thomas Franklin and Nancy J as residents of Pontotoc County, Miss. Edwin served in the Civil War, but I have been unable to locate his war record. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Pontotoc County, but those records are also unavailable. I would appreciate any information on the ancestry of both Edwin Campbell and Fatima Owen, as well as when and where they were married.

April 3, 2002
Gail Stallings Combs
Amarillo, TX
Boyd, Holland
looking for Addison P. Boyd married Louisa D. Holland. Addison was born 1821 and Louisa was born in 1831. Both born in Laurens. Trying to find the father of Addison P. Boyd. Any help would be appreciated.

April 7, 2002
joleen redding
brunswick, OH
I am looking for info on william reading and wife rebecca thompson from charlotte co va who moved to laurens co about 1808.Brother thomas was bound to john roberson in char co va 1787 and then roberson moves to laurens co. approx 1802...william also has brothers named robert,john,and possibly joseph.His fathers name i believe is george..any info on roberson would be extremely helpful..

April 12, 2002
Charles Garrison
Piedmont, SC
I am looking for some info on my great grandfather William Mac Deck who was married to Sara Jane ?. They lived in the Green Pond area. He died before her, and I think she remarried. I was told they were buried @ the Green Pond Methodist Church. I went there & did not find any markers. Also went to Fairview Church Rd Pres., but found nothing. Any help or advice will be appreciated. Thanks
Charles Garrison 864 947-9306
April 15, 2002
James Deal
Lakeland, FL
I am looking for Bennett DEAL who was born in SC in the year of 1796. Hope someone can help me. My feeling are that he was from Laurens Co or nearby. Thanks.
James Deal, 5125 Rollinglen LP E, Lakeland,Florida 33810, Ph 863 859 6163
April 18, 2002
Teresa Lewis
Dresden, OH
I am looking for information on a Charles Bowen, born between 1830 and 1850. His father was Christopher. I know he was born in SC and when his sister and brothers came to ohio he was still in SC. One newspaper clipping that I have states that he was in Patrick SC. I can not find a Patrick. Does any one know if this place is real. I am trying to find out about Charles and his Parents. He had the following siblings. Sarah Elizabeth born 1831, AA also know as Alexzader born 1844 and Daniel born 1850. There was also a Mary. Would like any help you can give me. Thanks Teresa
Box 375 Dresden Ohio 43821
April 18, 2002
Dorice Saxon Jeffries
Austin, TX
I am hoping to exchange info with another SAXON researcher. James SAXTON lived in Laurens Co, SC. He m. Mary unknown. James died in 1803. I am searching to prove that James and Mary had a son, named Manoah. James d.1803 in Laurens District, S.C. This Manoah SAXON b.abt 1783 m. Nancy Horton, also b. in N.C 1784. This couple was married in Laurens, S.C in 1804. I believe their first son b. 1805 to have been John Horton SAXON. Manoah and Nancy had six children. I hope to prove that my gr grandfather Robert H. SAXON was one of their sons. Robert H. SAXON moved from Franklin Co. GA. to Coweta Co. GA and to Randolph Co.AL where he owned land in Goldridge,Randolph Co. AL earning it by being in the Creek War of 1836 He later moved to Houston Co. TX where he, and wife, Mary and four children are listed on the Census of 1860, Houston Co. TX.
7952 Mesa Trails Circle, Austin, TX 78731-1452, 512-345-6199
April 21, 2002
Edna Mae Cheeseman
Virginia Beach, VA
I'm looking for an Auther King Wright who married a Pearl Mae Fowlkes on 23 December 1913. Their marriage license has a W. D. Kirby, Judge of Probate for Cherokee County on it. I understand that he was an orphan and was in a home sponsored by the DAR. He also when by "A.K." He worked in a mill in Gaffney. I'm trying to help a friend track his grandparents. Thanks for you help. Please note the spelling of his name.

April 22, 2002
Ethel Hoyt
Gulf Breeze, FL
I am looking for the parents of Charles W. WILSON,b.S.C. abt 1791-1806? I find him on records in Walton,Clarke and Coweta Co.,GA. He later moved and died in Randolph Co.,AL. He married Jane BARBER.Children: Allen, Griffin, Napoleon and Jacob. I suspect that his father was George WILSON but he could be someother relation. Also, I find a "Geo. WILSON and Hastings DIAL (formerly Charles WILSON)" on a Laurnes,S.C. land records. If any one can help me I would be most grateful.
Address = 9 mclane Rd., Gulf Breeze,Fl 32561
April 26, 2002
James Deal
Lakeland, FL
All these people listed were neighbors to my ggrandfather,Benit/Bennitt/DEAL oin Laurens Co SC. Benit DEAL and The MARLOWS Migrated to Lincoln Co, TN it appears between 1810 and 1820. All of those listed lived as neighbors in Laurens Co. Also, Can someone tell me 'What counties were forme out of the Abbeville Dist. SC. Thanks Jim
Address = 5125 Rollinglen LP E, Lakeland, Fl 33810 PH 863 859 6163
April 27, 2002
Charles Dillard
Mauldin, SC
I am trying to find some info on Manning Green Dillard, My Great,Great grandfather is his son and is burried beside him in greer,s.c.. manning is burried with his second wife susan s. mayfield dillar. his first wife past away before him and it is assumed he remarried. any info greatly appreciated.
Address = 106 Shadecrest Dr.mauldin, sc 29662
April 28, 2002
Cecil Davis
Lilburn, GA
Looking for information on William W. Davis b.abt 1803. Found ref to sale of est of Wm Davis decd 3/14/1793. Purch: Jas & Wm Davis and others. I suspect some connection to Wm Davis b. 1803 which the 1850 census indicated was born in S. C.

April 30, 2002
E Windsor, CT
Mary Dube
Would love to meet, once again, this young Lady,named Mary Dube maiden name, marriage name Mary Smith

May 1, 2002
connie frank
spring hill, TN

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I am trying to find information on Shadrack Chapman in Laurens county 1800 census.

May 2, 2002
Irmo, SC
I am searching for information on James Gamble b in PA in 1739 and died in Laurens District in 1813. Also, his son John Gamble, born in PA in 1760 and died in Laurens County in 1829. In James Gamble's will, he wanted to, " be buried in a Christian manner at the Old Presbyterian meeting house, near my wife and children." I am in search of information on where this would be and any info on Jamese and John. His will was witnesses by Robt. LONG, John FINNEY and William GRAHAM.

May 2, 2002
Tina Culbertson
Havana , FL
Could anyone tell me where I can write for Civil War military service records for George Washington CULBERTSON? He served in the CSA. He is buried at the Union Baptist Church in LAURENS county. The tombstone reads Maj CSA. born 1828 and died 1905

May 3, 2002
susan montjoy
round o, SC

4294 cottageville hwy, round o, sc 29474
May 4, 2002
Bryan Starr
Atlanta, GA
Seeking information on Nancy E. LEISK Born 27 Nov 1799 in Laurens Dist., SC and died 7 Nov 1853in Shreveport, LA. She married Henry VanTromp VanBIBBER (b: 8 Feb 1798 in Charleston, SC). They are known to have lived in Charleston, SC, Putnam and Spaulding Cos., GA and Shreveport, LA. Their son Thomas H. VanBIBBER (b: abt 14 Dec 1831 in Charleston, SC and d: 25 Jan 1861 in Houston, TX) married Sarah J. LEISK (b: 5 Jan 1834 and d: 1908) Any information on the LEISK family of Laurens Co., SC would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

May 4, 2002

Trying to locate a Mary Dube , born Eagle Lake , Maine, Married Johnny C Smith of Laurns SC year 1947 or 48

May 5, 2002
Charles E. Sims
Rockford, IL
I'm looking for help locating Laurens Co., S.C. Common Pleas Journal (1812) Henry Burrow/Boroughs? v. Clayborn Sims and son Hiram Sims for trespass and then same Henry Burrow/Borough? v. Clayborn Sims and son Parker Sims for trespass to try titles to certain lands. This case was discontinued at the April court 1813. Also need help locating Judgements Common Pleas #1323 John Neil v. Hiram Sims and Alfred Sims for debt. (14 Dec. 1820); #1337 William Hillums/Hellums? v. Hiram Sims and Newton Sims for debt plus interest (24 Apr. 1821); #1485 Archibald Young v. Hiram Sims for debt (20 Nov. 1821). A copy of these records is important to proving my Sims ancestry for membership application to the SAR. If I can know the location of Common Pleas Journal and Judgements Common Pleas, then I could write and request copies. Thanks for any info.
May 8, 2002
Harold C. Fisher
Yazoo City, MS
We are seeking information on the family of JULIET YOUNG who married WILLIAM P. GADBERRY. NANCY GADBERRY marr a FLOWERS. LUCY ANN GADBERRY marr a KERR. We will be grateful for any smidgen of data about any of these people. All if these people, at one time, were in Laurens, Spartanburg and Union Counties.
512 Kings Row, Yazoo City, MS 39194
May 10, 2002
john montgomery
fraser, CO
Seeking information on John Montgomery, who received land near Laurens, SC in 1773. He died ca. 2-25-1785. He had sons named William and James. Any information would be appreciated.
P. O. Box 2469, Fraser, CO 80442

May 12, 2002
Billie Rochevot
Bartlett, TN
I am researching the GLENN, MANLEY, MITCHELL, and SWINDLE surnames from Laurens Co. All of these families were in Laurens Co. in the late 1700s to the mid 1800s. Of particular interest are:
James F. Glenn, b: ca. 1816 #1 wife unk. #2 Mary Jane Mitchell. I am trying to identify the parents of James F. Glenn who was first found in Laurens Co. in the 1850 census. I would also like to identify his 1st wife.
Mary Catherine Manley, b:ca. 1740 d: after 1784 (m: John Files) I am trying to identify her parents.
May 13 2002
john w.bass
bear lake, MI

am looking for any information concerning john n. bass who was my grandfather. i believe he was a barber in laurens. also any info on john d bass who was my father this is as far as i can go back and would like to know more about my family thank you

May 13, 2002
Debra Maguire Rieke
Houston, TX
Carter Family in Old 96 District. Joseph Carter moved with his parents Richard and Margaret Bruce Carter from Frederick County, Va about 1766. I am trying to find information on his marriage. His wife's name is supposed to have been Rhoda or Rosamond. I believe at least one of his children was born on Cane Creek. Joseph was a Loyalist and went with his family to St. Augustine and then to Nova Scotia. Joseph's son Richard was born in 1771,daughter Susannah in 1778. Other children born prior to 1784 were Elizabeth, Temperance, Joseph. Any help would be appreciated.

May 15, 2002
Joline Quinn
Globe, AZ
i am looking for Jefferson "Loyd" Prater. How many wife's did he have and thier names. I believe he was married to a Sirena Jane Holland and Nancy Jane Ashworth.

May 23, 2002
Larry L. Abercrombie
Cordele, GA
I am trying to determine the father of Glenn Carley Abercrombie 16 Aug 1882-21 Sep 1957. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I maintain the Abercrombie Family Assn. Website @
May 27, 2002
Carolyn Parker
Fairborn, OH
I am seeking any and all information on my ggrandfather, Decatur Curtis Bennett who was probably born in Anderson Co., SC, but lived around Fountain Inn or Gray Court. I know that Fountain Inn is half in Greenville Co. and half in Laurens Co. Decatur was born 1 Sep 1843 and he married Catherine Leah Gilbert b: 8 Sep 1842 - she was born in GA I believe. Decatur was a physician and I have seen his ledgers that he kept on his patients. Decatur's father was John Thomas Bennett of Anderson Co. John served as a magistrate for 45 years in the area. John was born 17 Feb 1810 and died 15 Jan 1892. He was married to a Elizabeth Gilbert b: 3 Mar 1812. Decatur was their only son; they had six daughters. Decatur fought in the Civil War with the Company F, Hampton Legion. Any information on cemeteries, birth or death dates, stories, etc. would be greatly appreciated. I do not have much information at all on the Gilberts who were born in SC and GA.
Thank you so much for your time
Carolyn L. Parker, 962 Willow Court , Fairborn OH 45324
May 30, 2002
Anne W. Gokey
Greenwood, SC
Seeking genealogy of Rev. Samuel Newman who founded Bush River Bapt Church in Newberry Co. and his relationship to my ancestor Susan Elizabeth Gary b 1828 Newberry, allegedly dau of Nancy Newman and John Jacob Gary. Susan Elizabeth and her brother, Newman Gary, were orphans in Tallapoosa Co. Al. Susan married W. C. Smith in Liberty City Al. 1848. Their uncle, James Newman, also migrated to Alabama and is buried at Reeltown, Al. I wish to gather information which will enable me to document the parents of Susan E. and Newman Gary. I know the family migrated into Laurens Co. Thank you for reply.
June 4, 2002
June 5, 2002
LiRae Sullins
Independence, MO
Hello, I am searching for any info on Robert E. CAMPBELL, b. c. 1791 in SC. Old family info I have states they believed he was born in Laurens Co., SC. I do know he moved to TN (possibly Smith Co.); whether he married there or in SC I have no idea. I do not have a name for his wife nor his parents or siblings. On an 1830 Smith Co., TN census I have Robert E., two of his children, his wife and a man over 60--whom I believe to be his father--in his household. Robert was listed as a cabinet maker on this 1830 census. I do have the names of three children (there was an older child, but I believe he died--no name): Susan CAMPBELL b. c. 1825 TN, William H. CAMPBELL (my line) b. c. 1827 TN and Sarah E. CAMPBELL b. c. 1830/1835 TN. Robert was in Oregon/Howell Co., MO by 1840 and neither his wife nor the older man were in his household. (I believe his wife died either in the birth of daughter Sarah or with a next child in TN and the older man is also buried in TN.) Th! at I am aware of, he did not remarry after the death of his wife. Any help with finding the parents and siblings for Robert E. CAMPBELL and his exact place of birth in SC would be most humbly appreciated. Thanks in advance. LiRae
June 6, 2002
Lee Adair
Tampa, FL
Am looking for any information (when granted, plat description, etc.) on the land grant(s) obtained by "Hance" Miller in the mid 1700's. He and his family lived in the Duncan Creek area. Address = 810 Gascon Pl., Tampa, FL 33617
June 7, 2002
Carolyn Moore
Fairfax, VA

Anna Wharton b.12 June 1811,Father: George Wharton; Marries John Wright b. 24 Nov 1808-09, Mother: Eadith Shirley Wright, widow of Geroge Wright III d. 1803-04.They marry in Coweta County, GA on 03 Jan 1829. Both Anna and John die in Meriwether County, GA. Is the father of Anna, George Wharton, the son of Samuel Wharton and Maudaline Sullivan? How did John Wright come to be Eadith's son? By adoption and who are his parents? Or was he Eadith's bio-son and who would be his father? Would Laurens County have records of adoptions from the early 1800's?
Address = 4501 Libbey Drive, Fairfax, VA
June 8, 2002
Kathy Leake Lucas
Henderson, NV
Am looking for info on parents of Jane Brown who was Jeremiah Leake's 2nd wife. Jane was born in 1797 in SC to James and Jane(?) Brown. I know nothing about her parents,etc..and am at a standstill with this Brown line. My great-great-grandparents were Jeremiah and Jane Brown Leake. I am off of their daughter Rachel Brown Leake who married William Wesley Leake in 1850. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Address = 548 Aldbury Drive, Henderson, Nv 89014 702-456-4656
June 10, 2002
Carolyn Moore
Fairfax, VA
I'm looking for the biological father of John Wright b. ca 1808 in Laurens County SC. He is listed as the son of Edith (Edy, Eaditha, Editha) Shirley Wright, daughter of John and Rebecca Shirley. Edith was married to George Wright III and had a number of children. George Wright III dies ca. 1803. I have a source stating that Edy Wright was married to George Elmore, son of Charles and Lydda"Polly" Graham of Laurens, SC. George Elmore later marries Hulda Shirley, Edith's sister. Could this George Elmore be John Wright's biological father? Edith moves with some of her children to Meriwether Co., GA around 1820. John Wright marries Anna Wharton in Coweta Co, GA, 1829. Any info on these families would be greatly appreciated.
Address = 4501 Libbey Drive, Fairfax, VA 22032
June 11, 2002
Looking for estate will of W.A.Taylor,Jr died Aug 1,1989 Trying to find Dorathy Owens or Owings graduated Laurens High School in 1961

June 12, 2002
L.A. Betts
CAMP / Kemp
Does anyone know the cemetery Bethlehem, where Tom and Winnifred Starling Camp are buried? Said to be on the border, near Princeton S.Car not far from the Reedy River...son John Bradford Camp/Kemp is ancestor.

June 14, 2002
Pollye Turner
Lumberton, MS
Garrett, Davis, Wilder
i am interested in the in formation from Don Garrett about William Garret buried at Warrwn Creek SC. I am a 8 generation of this person thanks
Address = 55 Hess Road Lumberton,Ms.
June 15, 2002
Leatha A. Betts
CAMP / KEMP , (John) Bradford, land deeds Lawrens Co. S. Car. Deed Book C, p. 54, Elizabeth Stote/Strote/Stroud sold 296 acres for 100 pounds to Bradford Camp,
#307, 24 Apr 1790.
Lawrens Co. S. Car. Deed Book E, #525, Brad Camp sold 100 acres for $48, to John H. Hughs, Larkin Camp (Brad's bro.) witnessed,26 Sep 1791.
Lawrens Co. S. Car. Deed Book G, #19, Larkin Camp sold to Bradford Camp, 500 acres, witnessed by Thomas Camp, Sherwood Camp, Burrell Camp, 11 Jan 1799.
#86, Bradford Camp sold 296 acres for 85 pounds to Thomas May, Witnessed by William Camp, 1798-1800.
Lawrens Co. S. Car. Deed Book H, #188, Braddy Camp witnessed seperation of a husband and wife, 1806-1807. *******
Bradford Camp was son of Thomas Camp and Nancy Anne Tarpley (who were from Greenville Dist. and Laurens Co. S. Car.died in Walton Co. Ga. (John) Bradford Camp/Kemp migrated from Lawrens (Laurens) Co. S. Car. to Hancock Co Mississippi, 1812, along Little Silver Creek, which later became Washington Parish, Louisiana where he settled and died.
June 16, 2002
Looking for information on Johnson PAINTER, born ca 1855 in NC. Md. Susan B. PAYNE, born September 1853 in Catawba Co., NC. Johnson was dead by 1900, and Susan was living in Laurens Co., SC by 1910. She was the daughter of John Franklin (1821-1881) and Martha A. MCCORKLE (1818-1853) PAYNE of Catawba Co. Susan and Johnson PAINTER had seven children as follows: (1) James PAINTER; (2) Irvin PAINTER; (3) Zonie PAINTER md. _______ CAMPBELL; (4) Lloyd R. PAINTER (1887-1967) md. Callie MEADORS; (5) Ella PAINTER md. Asher WIX; (6) Virginia PAINTER md. Edward TURNER; and (7) Eunice PAINTER (1895-1981) md. L.H. BAGWELL. All of these PAINTERS lived around Clinton, with the exception of Lloyd, who lived in Burlington, Alamance Co., NC. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
June 17, 2002
Philip Hudson
Richardson, TX
I am interested in hearing from people who are interested in the Hitt and Meek families in early Laurens Co. I need to know about people who were there before 1820. I am particularly interested in my ancestor David Hitt (b 1776 in VA) and his wife Jane Meek. They moved to Greene Co., AL before 1820. I have a lot of data about them but want more. I have a very good photograph of David Hitt taken in perhaps 1850 which I will be glad to share with anyone via an e-mail attachment. I am also interested in the Bethbara Baptist Church. Is it at the bottoom of lake Greenwood? I have at least three Hitt ancestors that lived in Laurens, Co. - Philip Hudson
Philip Hudson, 612 Opal Lane, Richardson, TX 75080,
June 17, 2002
Reatha Ricketson
Kingsland, TX
Looking for more info on William Thomas, born about 1755 and died 1828 in Laurens Co., sc. Married Mary Lofton. Mary died in 1826 in Laurens Co., SC. Also the parents of William Burgess that married Mary Pinson and their daughter, Nancy Burgess, that married Bluford T. Thomas. Looking for more info on Gambriel Thomas and his wife, Rutha. Would like to find Rutha's maiden name. All of Laurens Co., SC until 1850. 1850 a lot of the Thomas families moved to Tippah Co., MS. Thank You,
2105 Sleepy Hollow Kingsland, Texas 78639 915-388-6266
June 18, 2002
W. C. Milwee
Commerce Twsp., MI
Milwee/ Lyles/ Liles
The Milwees And Liles/Lyles Supposedly All Came Laurens S.C.I Would Appreciate Any Info.Tieing The Milwees And Liles Together.
W.C. Milwee 9666 Vista Lane Commerce Twsp. Mi. 248-363-2877
June 22, 2002*
R G Hunter
Pearland, TX

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Looking for ancestors of Jane Elizabeth Harlan(d) born December 21, 1823, Laurens County, South Carolina, no township known. I am already in contact with a cousin through We are aware of information (marriage etc.) but were looking for parents or other near relatives. If Anyone has additional information please email me. Thank you, RG Hunter

June 24, 2002*
simpsonville, SC
Searching for information on Boland children who were adopted by a Tomey family around 1865 in Laurens county.

June 29, 2002*
Debbie Stepp
Leland, MS
Teague / Goggans
I am looking for information on a rebceea teague. she was born in laurens county about 03/23/1780. her father was joshua teague and her mother was hannah. I do not know her last name. rebceea married a thomas goggins. I would be greatful for any help you can give me.
Address = 905 Sixth Street,Leland ms 38756 (662)686-4980
July 1, 2002
Gary R. Thomas
Red Lodge, MT
I am searching for facts, ancestors of Thomas Jefferson Kellett and sister Elizabeth Taylor Kellett, whom came to Texas from Laurens County in abt. 1838. Also researching James Park, who came to Laurens County from Northern Ireland in abt. 1770. I will be in area Sept. 11th-14th to see what I can find, who I can meet, come to a meeting, etc. I know some of the Parks are buried and graves marked by petrified wood in Laurens County, somewhere. My Kelletts are the ones who went to Texas, not the ones who married into the Babbs, though there may be some linkage somewhere. I'll take any help I can get and return it if I can and appreciate it all very much. Address = P.O. Box 884, Red Lodge, MT 59068

July 2, 2002*
Robert Hellams
St George, SC
Hellams, Bagwell
My father was Pierce Donnan Hellams; Born:6-3-1916; Deceased 6-3-1981, His parents were Robert V Hellams (Deceased 1926); his mother was Blanche, Maiden name Bagwell. I believe the parents are buried at Rabon Creek Baptist Church near Hickory Tavern, SC.
I would like to know the parents of Robert V and Blanche Hellams....and any persons further in our family history.
Address = PO Box 753 St. George, SC 29477 (843)563-6959
July 1, 2002
Katherine Mistilis
Lewers / Thomason / Toombs / Murphy
I was told that my ancestor, Thomas Lewers was buried in Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery but I wasn't able to locate the marker on a recent trip. Can anyone help me with locations of people buried in this cemetery? I also was told that Thomas's son Samuel Brown was a Presbyterian Minister and there was a Lewers Chapel named for him in Laurens County and also a marker on another church with his name inscribed. Any help would be appreciated.

July 4, 2002
David Todd
Lithia Springs, GA
I'm looking for connections for Robert Todd, born 1779 in Laurens and married to Zilla (Zillah) Roberts, born 1805, died 1894. At least one son, Josephus (Joseph), born 1844, Laurens SC, died 1922, Georgia; married 15 Dec, 1867 Paulding Co. Gerogia to Martha Jane Moody, born 1849, died 1924. Any help appreciated.
Address = Address: 3570 Junior High Drive, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
July 5, 2002
Ann Welton
DeLand, FL
Looking for information on Franklin Thompson who married Margaret Crisp, (d/o John Crisp) 04 Feb 1836 in Laurens Co. SC. Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
332 E. Volusia Ave. DeLand, FL 32724
July 8, 2002
Don Henry
Social Circle , GA
Seeking information on the Alexander Henry Family of Duncan Creek Area. Alexander arrived in Laurens County around 1792 and Died there in 1815 according to the probate of Estate by His wife Nelly, listing 8 children. I think his oldest a son Robert is the father of My GGgrandfather Isaac R. Henry who was born in 1809. In the 1810 Census of Laurens County Robert shows a Male under 5.
116 Carnation Dr Social Circle Ga. 30025
July 7, 2002
Carol Kilford
Auckland, N. Z.
John COOPER born c1796 Laurens County. Emigrated to Great Britain (London then Suffolk) pre 1816. Md lived and died in Britain.
3/47A Great South Rd, Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand 649 2673313
July 8, 2002*
Georgetta Scott Crawley
Fair Oaks , CA
Searching for descendants of William Scott who married Jane Thomas in 1784 in Laurens SC. I am a descendant of their son Daniel Scott who was born in SC. He migrated and was an early settler in KY. William & Jane Thomas moved to GA and died there. At least one of their sons migrated to Alabama. Do not know parents of William Scott or Jane Thomas. Would like to correspond with others who may be descended. Have 43 years of genealogy on my family, including this Scott line from my father.
6643 Northbrook Way, Fair Oaks CA 95628-3039
July 10, 2002
Aleta Pope Hudson
Columbia, SC

John Pope m. Martha unknown. Their children: 3 females Pope, b. ca. 1815-1820; Thomas Thornton Pope, b. 15 Dec 1820 Laurens Co. SC, m. Eliza Haley Busby 8 Jan 1840, d. 23 Jul 1891 Atlanta GA; David Young Pope, b. 2 Oct 1823 Laurens Co. SC, m. 1.Martha Ann Medlock (daughter of James Medlock and Sarah Jones), m. 2.Eliza C. Stephenson (Stinson) 2 Oct 1874, d. 5 Jun 1903 Center Point, Howard Co. AR; Henry Creek Pope (my direct ancestor), b. abt. 1825 Laurens Co. SC, m. Martha E. Medlock (daughter of Silas Medlock and Catherine Gaines Murff), d. 5 Aug 1863 Camp Bowen, AR; female Pope b. 1825-1830 SC. 1820 Laurens Co. Census shows John Pope head of family - 1 male of 26 and under 45; 3 females under 10; one female of 26 and under 45. 1830 Laurens Co. Census shows Martha Pope head of family - 1 male under 5; 1 male of 5 and under 10; 1 male of 10 and under 15; 1 female under 5; 3 females of 10 and under 15; 1 female of 30 and under 40. 1840 Laurens Co. Census shows Martha Pope head of family - 1 male of 10 and under 15; 2 males of 15 and under 20; 1 female of 10 and under 15; 2 females of 15 and under 20; 1 female of 40 and under 50. 1850 Laurens Co. Census shows Martha Pope head of family, age 50; David, age 26; Henry, age 24; and a six year old boy named Jones (don't know who this is. There is a family next door named Jones) 1850 Laurens Co. Census shows Thomas Pope head of family, age 28; Eliza, age 25; Martha, age 12; Clarinda, age 10; David, age 8; Loutisha, age 6; Nancy, age 4. (This is John and Martha Pope's oldest son). Have hit a brick wall regarding John Pope and Martha Unknown. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Willing to share what info I have on the children.
4813 Linden St., Columbia, SC 29203
July 11, 2002
Randall Jones
Ennis, TX
Looking for parents of Thomas Atwood born 1802 in Laurens District, married Nancy Austin, moved to Georgia where she died and later to Texas
July 12 2002
Phil Taylor

July 14, 2002
Donald A. Adair
Sun City Center, FL
Any inforation regarding Benjanin Adair born 1736. Married Nancy George (Believed to be a Cherokee of the Catawba Tribe) in 1777. Had 7 children, One named Benjamin T Adair,born 1788 or earlier,believe his wife's first name was Julianna aand was born about 1786. They had 8 children. I need info on Benjamin T.Adair. One of their children should be William B Adair, Born l6 Feb.1816 and died 17 Feb. 1905, I'm solid from Wiiiam to present.

July 14, 2002
Grand Blanc , MI
Looking for information on DANIEL GODDARD's parents. I believe his father may have been HENRY YOUNG GODDARD b:Abt. 1770, died 1869. I believe Daniel Goddard's oldest son, John Evan Goddard may have been Exec. of the Will of HENRY YOUNG GODDARD. I have no leads as exactly who HENRY YOUNG GODDARD'S wife may have been. There is a HANNAH Goddard in some Laurens Co. records that may have been H.Y. Goddard's wife.
Daniel Goddard & his second wife MARY POPE had a son by the name of HENRY YOUNG GODDARD b: April 22, 1859, d: March 26,1929. The younger Henry Y. Goddard was married to Allie Boyd and they lived in Greenwood Co. they moved from Laurens Co. to Greenwood Co., SC.
I am also seeking any information on MARY POPE, as to who parents were. MARY POPE may have died in child birth of her second son, Daniel Adolphus Goddard.
Daniel Goddard was married to his 3rd wife, Elizabeth, when he wrote his Will. John Evan Goddard was Exec. of his father's Will. He was appointed guardian for the 2 younger boys Henry Y. & Daniel Adolphus.
If anyone has any information on these people I would very much like to hear from you. I will be glad to share the information I have on these families.
10341 Champions Circle, Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439
July 15, 2002*
terry arnold
mesa, AZ
am looking for william arnold , born abt 1781 laurens co. south carolina. i think his father is also william from same county, born abt 1754-55. may have been a methodist minister. wm sr is shown on 1790 census for same co. wm jr migrated to rutherford co, tennessee before 1810, he is on the census there 1810. his son wm j arnold, born abt 1834 in rutherford co. his son, edwin price arnold, born abt 1881 same co. edwin moved to davidson county by 1910, married sara adalaide winn in 1906 in murfreesboro, tn. their son, edwin married rosella lewis, had 2 children, betty lou b. 1930 and robert paul, b. 1931. robert is my father. need further back info on william before the census of 1790. thanks terry arnold

July 17, 2002
Ron Walker
Chattanooga, TN
Abercrombie / ChildressL
I am looking for information on Abercrobie and/or Childress families that were in Laurens County, SC, 1830-40, they came to Walker County, Ga. Hunting their parents, brothers/sisters, etc??????? Thanks, Ron
936 Mtn Creek Rd G-70 Chattanooga, Tn 37405
July 18, 2002
Patsy Claxton
Aberdeen, MS
Adams / Smith
I am looking for any information about James Jasper Adams, born in Laurens County, SC on August 18, 1798 and his wife, Lucinda Smith, born in Laurens County, SC on November 9, 1804. Lucinda's father might have been named William or Stephen. They were married ca.1822

July 20, 2002
Helen Walts
Hurst, TX
John Arnold, son of Benjamin and Ann Hendricks was there in Laurens in 1790.He had at least two wives that I know about. One was a Rachel ? and the other was Anne Bryant. I wonder if there is anyone that might be from either family that would share info on them.

July 21, 2002

July 25, 2002
Pat Isom
Rabun County, GA
Am seeking information on the family of Christopher "Kitt" Smith who was in the Laurens County, SC area in 1771. Would appreciate any information on his family.
PO Box 92 Clayton, GA 30525
July 26, 2002 *
Phil Taylor
enoree, SC
owings / walker
looking for dorathy ( buddy ) owings walker

July 27, 2002
Jenny Nickels
Pflugerville, TX
I'm researching several lines in SC. In Laurens County I'm hoping to find information on the parents and siblings of William Chartis Nickels (Nickles), born Sept 13, 1814, married to Margaret Ann Wood the first time around in 1839, then married her sister, Phoebe Sarah Wood, in 1858. Phoebe and Sarah were born in Laurens Co. William C. Nickels moved early on to Lowndes County, MS. Have quite a bit of info on the Wood family found on LDS. On the Bobo side, I'm looking for information on James Bobo born about 1813 in SC. He married Sarah (?). One of their daughters, Josephine, married into the Nickels family. They, too, went to MS. One more, the Kidd's. Am told that William M. Kidd's father, Thomas Kidd lived next to the Bobo's, Nickels and Hackleman families in SC. Thomas Kidd's father, I'm told, was also a William Kidd that fought in the Revolution. The Hackleman's are related by marriage to the Kidds. These are all new lines of research for me, so please bear with m! e as I trudge along. Thanks in advance for your time and effort.
July 28, 2002
Jennifer deFouw
Kentwood, MI
Hello. I am searching for anyone who may have information re: the following names. William Brooks Nelson b.1883 d. 1935 he married Minnie Mae Weathers b. 1888 d. 1918 William's parents are Preston B. Nelson b. 1855 d. 1925 and Matilda Riddle b 1857 d 1919. Minnie Mae's parents are Matthew Evans Weathers b. 1854 d 1899 and Emma Mae Nelson b 1859 d 1921. Emma's parents are Elihu David Nelson b 1836 d 1862 and Parthena Elizabeth Sims b 1828 d ?. Matthew Evans Weather's parents were James E. Weathers b 1820 d 1865 and Mary Polly Thomas b 1820 d. ? Any info you might have would be greatly appreciated. Please email me at the above address, as I happened upon this site, and don't know if I could find it again to see any responses. Anyone who has info, please contact me. Thanks - Jennifer
July 28, 2002
James Jester
Lockesburg, AR
Would like to hear from anyone researching these surnames from Laurens County. Thanks.......James!
PO Box 265 71846
August 1, 2002*

I am seeking information on Thomas Davenport who married Letitia Wharton. He was first married to Sarah Partlow. Their daughter Clarissa H. Davenport was born circa 1805 in Laurens Co. and Married Abel H. Pope. Clarissa and Abel later removed to Lauderdale Co., Ripley, Tenn. Please give me information that would help me to find any documentation that would verify Clarissa's relationship to Thomas and Letitia and documentation of Thomas and Letitia's marriage, death, wills etc. I believe Thomas and Letitia were in Laurens Co. at the time of their deaths. any help would be greatly appreciated. Charlene

August 6, 2002
Kaye Sass
Tampa FL
Looking for connections, documents, etc. on the Cooper/Cunningham families who moved to TN and Lauderdale/Limestone Co AL. I am descended it appears from another researcher via Jane Cooper who married James Foster in Lauderdale CO AL in 1824. Her parents were Samuel Cooper and Elizabeth Price Cunningham Lauderdale

August 31, 2002
Richard Finley
Little Rock, AR
I'm looking for information on Paul Finley (1760-1843) and John Robert Finley (1843-1930). Does anyone have any information on John Robert and members of his family serving in the Civil War? I have also heard that Paul Finley owned a large plantation in SC. Any information would be appreciated.

September 1, 2002
Demaris Ann Hughes Johnson
Decatur, AL
I have posted before but thought I would try again. I am searching for parents of George Hughes who married Rhoda Garrett in Laurens County, SC. about 1790. I descended through their Son William who wound up in Marshall County, Alabama by 1850. Any info on these people would be appreciated.

September 18, 2002
Paula Harvey
I am gathering information to get into the DAR. My DAR ancestor is Edward Garrett II. Many people have used him. I am kin through his son William 9/9/1763, his son Samuel 4/9/1793, his son Joel 1818. I need something to prove the relationship through these generations. If you can help, please let me know. Thanks so much. Paula

September 19, 2002

adam potts
fair play , SC
david glenn born 1765 died 1798 in laurens co. was married to a elizabeth m ? had a will dated sept 3 1821 in refrence to an estate in laurens co. estate not settled until 1825.

September 20, 2002
Jane Borchardt
Mesquite, TX
Looking for grandmother SARAH TEMPY BAGWELL per her family bible she was born in S.C. I found her I think in 1860 S.C. Laurens Co. under people listed that would fit her age at the time.
Landford M 28 (Could be Sanford not to clear on film)
Tabatha F 30
Wm. M 8
Nancy F6
Sally F 3
Tempi F l
Found her again when she married by grandfather in/or around Franklin Co. Al in 12-1875.G/f name Marion Calambus (Cal) BOLTON. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jane Bolton Borchardt
522 Tripp Raod
Mesquite, Texas 75150-5813
Phone # 972-285-2973
September 22, 2002
Address = 436 W. PARK DR. APT C-133 ARLINGTON,TX 76010
September 23, 2002
Greenville, SC
i am looking for info on the family of William Taylor B:1717 and who came over from Ireland before 1767 on the ship "Earle of Donegal" Any info on this family appreciated ,especially any info on the ancestors of William ,Sr.

September 26, 2002
Eric Wasson
Charlotte, NC
Looking for Wassons in LAurens County.

September 27, 2002
Jean Tobey

John Elmore Williams , my gggrandfather died intestate in Laurens Co. died Feb. 28, 1850. I have a book compiled by a distant cousin that contains the Inventory and Sale of his personal property. The 1850 census lists his widow, Jane Beasley Williams as head of household. Value of Real Estate is $2,500 but no description. It appears from the inventory of personal property that he had some sort of business. Some of the property was listed as being accounts in (Willson Book) and some in (Home Book). The estate was settled 30 April 1857. Value was $13,384.56. I don't know whether or not this included real estate. John is buried in Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery. Does anyone know where it is? Also, is there a source where I might find descriptions of the land he held at the time of his death? I know I am asking for a lot of information.

September 27
Sandra Perry
Fort Worth, TX
I am trying to verify a marriage record of William M. Smith and Julia A. (E.?) Vickers, who reportedly were married in Laurens Co., SC circa 1847-48. Can anyone verify?
1717 Druid Ct. Fort Worth, TX 76112-3707
September 26, 2002
Margarette Ponds
I am looking for information about the sibling of Rev. Joseph Sanders from Laurens County who married Lucy Canady between 1854-60 and moved to Conway County, Arkansas about 1884. They were parents of 13 children but I have some Sanders I can't connect, although I;m sure it's the same family. The dangling ones are Benjamin, Martha, and Mary Sanders. Their father may or may not have been James Sanders. Thought perhaps a brothers children. All of Rev. Sanders children were born in SC and include James who married Ellen Oliver, Agnes, Priscilla, Edmond, Walker and several more. If someone could help me to connect the danglers I'd be more than grateful. I'm thinking they may be nephews. Their father was Jim Sanders but doesn't seem to be the same as James who married Ellen unless he was married twice

September 30, 2002
chris phelps
charleston, SC
I am finishing a manuscript on the Charleston Battalion and am in need of photos of ancestors who served in that unit to complete my work. Many men from Laurens served in the unit and all credit will be cited. Thanks, -chris

October 16, 2002
Sherrie Heyse
Cincinnati, OH
Beacham, Lowery
Daniel Beacham and Alice Lester lived in Laurens Co. circa 1820's. Daniel is son of William Beacham of Spartanburg Co. SC Their children are: Mary Winbush Beacham(married James Cannon), Amanda Adeline Beacham (married William Laird), William Archibald Beacham (married Mary Montgomery), Phillip Franklin Beacham (married Nancy Wright), Hartwell Lowry Beacham (married Maria Louisa Sheppard), Christianna Elizabeth Beacham (married Columbus Orr and Perry Moore), Margaret S. Beacham (married Marcus Carpenter), Louisa Melissa Beacham (married George Shuford) and Alice Elivira Beacham (married Tandy Goodlett).
8524 St. Ives Place Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
October 19, 2002
Donna Leonard
Springtown, TX
Looking for info on William Kay and wife Ann Taylor. Ann Taylor dau of William Berryman Taylor & Mary L Wood of Laurens Co., SC. Both William and Ann died between 1872 and 1880. Their children were aged 8&6 on 1880 census and living with their grand mother Mary Taylor. Mary L Wood was dau of John Wood and wife Agnes.Would like to know where buried and cause of death if possible.
Address = 309 Willow Creek Lane
October 22, 2002
Luther Munford
Jackson, MS
MUNFORD / Dillard
Looking for the ancestors of Lewis William Martin Munford, born 1814 in Laurens Co., died 1870 in Cass Co. Ga.
Lewis married Serena Dillard, and information is also sought concerning the descendants of her father, James Dillard, a Revolutionary War soldier.
October 24, 2002
Frances Foreman
Texas City, TX
My g-g-grandfather came to Union Co, SC, after landing in Charleston. His son, my g- grandfather was John M. Cuthbertson. I know there was a John M. Culbertson on hte 1850 census, and also the 1860 census in Lautrens county, but he is not mine, cause mine was in Tenn in 1860. The g-g-, was T.J. ( or J. T) Culbertson and farmed out John M. to a John Lukes and Mrs Mahan, while he went back to Germany to take care of some real estate. He was seen flashing large amount of money, so he must have been thrown overboard for his money. He never reached his destination, or returned. My g-grandather was probably raised by Lukes or Mrs Mahan. I was wondering if anyone had a Bible or any kind of records with his name in it, from the Lukes or Mahan household. Any hint will be appreciated. Thans, Frances Foreman This took place around 1830-1835. Thanks
Address = 28 S. Noble Rd. Texas City, Tx 77591
October 26, 2002
Rhita W. Covello
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Does anyone know of the William and Lula McIntyre family? Lula - born in SC on 12 Oct 1903 and died in Jan of 1975 in Laurens, SC. William - born in SC on 13 Jan 1900 and died April 1972 in Laurens, SC. Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated. I am hopeful that Lula's maiden name was ARMSTRONG.

November 4, 2002
CECILIA burgess
Fairview, OR
Seeking information regarding David Harris, he was the son of John and Narcissa Harris. Any information is appreciated.

November 8, 2002
Donna Moore Sisco
Greenwood, AR
Looking for any information on my Mother's family from Laurens/Anderson/Clinton South Carolina area. Her name was Bobbie Culbertson Moore. Her Mother's name was Pauline Culbertson Shockley.

November 10, 2002
sherrill crow schoeffel
evans city, PA
My grandparents, John David Bozemn (Boazman?) and Delphis Staggs Crow Bozeman livede in Cross Hill from about 1950 until their deaths in about 1952. My sister, Darla Anne Crow, and myself, Sherril Lynn Crow, lived with them for that period. I am trying to get any information on the families of both my grandparents, but I don't think much research has been done on them. My grandmother, Delphia, had a son, Thomas Jefferson Crow, who was my father. I don't think she had any other children. If anyone remembers any of my people, I would appreciate any information available. Thank you sincerely.
Address = 7851 Franklin Rd., Evans City, PA 16033
November 11, 2002
Augustus Hipp
am interested in corresponding with any descendants of Joseph, James or Claiborn Hipp or Hipps from Laurens, Union and/or Newberry Co SC.

November 12, 2002
Debbie Kellogg
Fremont , NE
I'm researching the name Andrew Jackson PATTERSON (also known as Jack A PATTERSON--per daughters obit). Andrew was born abt 1817-1821 SC and married Sarah WOOD b abt 1821 SC. I find this couple and their children living in Tumbling Shoals Twp, Laurens Co. SC in 1860. Andrew then moves to Anderson Co SC from 1870 to 1880, then I loose them completely. I am wondering if these names are familiar to anyone. Any help appreciated. Thank you for considering my names

November 13, 2002
Sherry St.Peter
Am looking for info on Jonathon and Sarah Shirley.Their parents and grandparents..etc.Any info would be appreciated.

November 14, 2002
Dorothy Cooper
Aiken, SC
Address = 1929 Alan Avenue Aiken, S.C. 29801
November 14, 2002*
Tammy Lynn Collard
Charleston, SC
Joseph Green would have moved to Laurens County after 1912 and started a new family. Joseph Green would have died around 1927/28 and was buried in Florida. He left land to about 35 people related to him in Laurens County and in about 1958 they signed and sold. Who are these people and where was the land? Joseph Green was in Union Township with his daughter, my grandmother Annie May Green in 1910, But in 1920 Annie May was with her mom, stepfather and siblings in Union. Family Names: Honoray, Doris Pauline, Betty Jean. Maybe Albert or Rufus. Thank you Tammy Lynn Collard
Address = 100 Botany Bay Blvd Chas Sc 29418
November 20, 2002
Peggy Sue O'Shields / Gaddis
Birmingham, AL
We are trying to find the Parents Names of my GG Grandfather, Leroy H. Hodges born in Laurnes Co., SC in 1806, I can find a John Hodges in the county at the same time with a Male the right age in the house but can not find the child's name, This John has a neihbor by the name of Richard Hodges next door. Does any one have any infomation? This is in Laurnes Co. in the 1800, 1810, 1820 Census. Thanks for any thing. Peggy

November 23, 2002
Jeanie Long
Algoma, MS
I am looking for the parents and/or siblings of Alexander Parke. He was born in 1774 and according to census records, in SC. I have found him in Laurens Co. on the 1820 census. He was in Fairfield Co. on the 1830 & 1840 census. By 1850 he was in Chickasaw Co. MS. He married Jane McNeil b. 1774 Ireland on 1-15-1807 in SC. Their children were: Martha Jane, Archibald, Hugh S. and Arthur Alexander. Thanks, Jeanie Address = P.O. Box 108 Algoma, MS 38820

November 26, 2002
Frances Bones
Researching James Noteman McCrary. Where did the name "Noteman" come from? Whose son is JNM? He was a Laurens Co. SC "sadler", died 1818.

November 28, 2002
Eddie Manley
Ponca City, OK
Researhing the names memtioned in 'surname'. Would appreciate any correspondence on them. Also, seems that MAYBE William Manly married a Garlington daughter. Any information regarding the GARLINGTON line would be appreciated. Thanks
Address = 8200 W Prospect [580]762 6947
November 29, 2002
Dan C. Taylor
Deer Park , TX
HOLT, Israel and John Nelson
I saw ads for information on the HOLT family. John nelson and Israel (his father).They removed to Texas, Cherokee Co. until Israel died in abt. 1867. Then John removed to Shelby Co.,Texas. John married a Susan BREWER 1st and she died in child birth, with their 1st child. He went back to Shelby Co. Tennessee and Married a(5 May 1847) Cherokee Indian woman, named Eliza Jane Morris and brought her back to Texas. All of their 8 Children were born in Cherokee Co., except the last daughter, Letty Alice Holt. He took his family and removed to Shelby Co. near Center, Texas.
Address = 220 E. Vaughan Ln. Deer Park, Texas,77536
November 3, 2002
Gale Liveoak Dyer
Glendale , AZ
Address = P.O. BOX 55954 - PHOENIX, AZ 85078
November 3, 2002
Emilie Townsend
Manquin, Va
David Ashmore Davis was my grandfather. He owned Davis-Roper Co. in Laurens around the turn of the century. I have found a pin of his with his initials on it that says Knight of Pythias. The dictionary says this is a philanthrophic fraternal order. Do you know anything else about this? 661 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy.
Manquin, Va 23106
November 9, 2002
James McCoy
My name is James McCoy and I am looking for information on my Mother's family. She was married in Laurens County to Lige McCoy. Two of her brothers lived in Laurens all of their lives. Their names are Johnny and Harmy(sp) Williams. If you have any information on this family, please let me know.
Thank you
November 9, 2002
Lee Adair
As part of an investigation of the Adair family and its collateral families of the Duncan Creek area, I have accumulated a large number (600- 800) of early plats that occur in an area roughly from 1 mile west of Clinton north to the Enoree River and 1 mile south of Clinton eastward to the Newberry County line. They span the time period 1756-1840. The plats were copied from microfilm images, scanned, and converted to digital files, readable with most standard graphics file viewers. I would be happy to share relevant parts of this collection with any interested individuals.

December 9, 2002
Annette Shaw
Benton, AR
I am seeking information on William Fowler b. 1795 Laurens Co SC, married Avaline Thompson Durham in 1846 in Laurens Co, and they both died in Travis Co. Texas. I know William was also married prior to Avaline and would love to know to whom and their children. In 1840 William Fowler is living near Henry Thompson, father of Avaline. I believe William may have had brothers, Joel, Perry, George, and Sam.
Address = 4823 Shoal Creek Drive Benton, AR 72015
December 13, 2002
Elsie C. Fields
Pomaria, SC
Looking for data on Nathan Barksdale family of Laurens. Nathan b. 1743 Va; d. 9.9.1812 with LWT. Wife Mary Allen. Both buried Nathan Barksdale cemetery, Laurens Co. What happend to their chldrn? Anyone know for sure who Nathan's parents were? I have an idea, but not proven. A Nathan is listed in the 1779 96th Dis. census, along with John, Thomas and William. His brothers? Thanks for a response.
Address = The 1892 House, P.O. Box 138, Pomaria, SC 29126
December 9, 2002
Emilie Townsend
Manquin, Va
David Ashmore Davis was my grandfather. He owned Davis-Roper Co. in Laurens around the turn of the century. I have found a pin of his with his initials on it that says Knight of Pythias. The dictionary says this is a philanthrophic fraternal order. Do you know anything else about this?
Emilie Townsend
661 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy.
Manquin, Va 23106

December 11, 2002
thad reeves
Simpsonville, SC
looking for info on REEVES family in mid 1800's a daughter of drury reeves named sarah or sallie married david coleman
Address = 864 967 7486
December 14, 2002
Eddie Cox
Belton, SC
I am trying to find the grave site of William Young Jacks. He was called, Young Jacks on most of the papers I have found. He lived in the Jacks township area of Laurens on the 1880 census. He died between 1885 and 1900. His wife, Laura Jacks was living with her daughter(Mattie Jacks Grant)and son-in-law B.F. Grant in 1900. W.Y. Jacks was a Confederate veteran, he was wounded at Gettysburg. Appreciate any help.
Address = 228 Murphy Rd. Belton, SC 29627
December 15, 2002
Bill Solomon
Donalsonville, GA
COOPER(Mother's Maiden) SOLOMON(Father's )
My Great Grand Father died in 1942 in Laurens His name was Bryan Cooper and he is buried in Laurens cemetary or the one just off the square heading towards Watts Mill He lived at 5 Camp Street. I have not been able to locate any records on him or My Great Grand Mother who was Emma Curry who was born in 1866 in Youngs Township the Daughter of Butler Curry. I am trying to find if I have any Confederate Ancestors in the Cooper and Curry framily. Butler Curry was born in 1832 but I don't know any more than that. There was a Nate Curry killed in the Civil War and I think that may Have been Butler Curry's brother as Butler had a son named Nate Granny Cooper also named a son Nate. I want to start a new paragraph but have not been able to. My Grandfather Solomon was William Solomon and he died 12/28/39 in Laurens, he had a jewelery store on the square for a number of years. I am trying to find out whe3re he was born and what his real family name was. I have been told that he took the name Solomon when he came South. He had 2 Brothers in Baltmoore named Shulman and there were 5 brothers that came to the US around 1890-1900. Any help on this Thanks Bill Solomon

December 16, 2002
Charlie Hamilton
Greensboro, NC
Seeking information on the late Dr. John Metts of Laurens District who married Mary Lee of Union County, daughter of Horace Lee. She died 9-16-1844.

December 16, 2002
Idabel , OK
Was Phillips Methodist Church and O'Dell Methodist Church one and the same Church? They were near each other on Duncan Creek in Laurens Co., SC.

December 17, 2002
Martha Franklin
Florence, AL
I am looking for William Liles, Jr. who married Rosannah McCleskey/McCluskey in Laurens Co. SC in about 1820-1830. They later moved to Lauderdale County Alabama by 1839.
Address = 121 Augusta St. Florence, AL 35633
December 20, 2002
Jeanette Livingston
Sedro Woolley, WA
Address = 625 Fidalgo St. Sedro woolley, washington
December 22, 2002
Mary McAbee
Anderson, SC
I am looking for information on Wilson Cooper, born 1805, married to Edney Culbertson. He is associated with Union (Old Quaker) Baptist Church

December 23, 2002
charles mholcomb
crosby, TX

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Thanks, Bob
I am looking for information on James M.Holcomb,His wife's name was Mary.He was born in S.c.about 1830.He is ih the 1860 Cass Co. Ga census.I would like to know his parents and siblings if posible.He died in 1875 in Gordon Co. Ga
Address = 1018 spanish cove dr.Crosby Texas.77532
December 23, 2002
Jean Stockham
Oklahoma City, OK
Am seeking information on Rosannah Fowler b. 1747 who married Thomas Moore in Laurens Co SC then moved to Knox Co KY. Does anyone know who her parents were? Her daughters Mary (b.1770) and Deborah (b. ca 1767) Moore married Fowlers; Mary m. Isaac and Deborah m. Jesse. Am trying to find how Isaac and Jesse were related, also. Jesse was son of John and inherited land from him ca 1790. Isaac was living in Laurens Co at that time but have no information as to his parents. Think he might have been related to a Richard Fowler who lived nearby.

December 26, 2002*
Don Fortner
Inman, SC
I am looking for any FORTNER connection in Laurens County, South Carolina, especially around the Ware Shoals area near Highway 25. I will share all FORTNER and related information. thanks.
Don Fortner-166 Holston Valley Circle-Inman, SC 29349
December 27, 2002
Nancie O'Sullivan
Spartanburg, SC
My mother is 87 years young and she has been telling me stories about Watts Mill and wonder if anyone has any information to share. Does anyone remember DR. WALKER, who delivered most every child back then ? Did anyone go to the Kindergarden that was back then near the train station, or go to the community building and learn to make cookies ? My Gwinn family lived across the street from Mott's store and raised 10 children. My grandfather Ed Gwinn blew the horn from the second story at the drug store, as the call for the 'Redmen' to come to their meetings. Bobo's, Minnie and Luty Garrett and Granny West and her son George were neighbors. Most everyone worked at Watts Mill and many eventually moved to Spartanburg. Mr. Stroud had a taxi back then and he moved the Gwinn family to Drayton Mill village in 1936. Betty Richard was the mill nurse and looked after the mill village folks. They had a Band Stand in the park, and folks would come from all around to listen to the music. Anyone living and can recall please let me know. Thank you kindly, Nancie

December 28, 2002
Cindy Burgwin
Midlothian, TX
I am searching for the burial location of Nancy McClardy Milam in Laurens County. She apparently died between 1800-1813 as it appears John Milam (her husband) married Polly Allison in about 1813

December 30, 2002
thousand oaks, CA

Bob Goddard of Ojai, CA

December 31, 2002

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