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31 May 2008





Patrick Gudaitis
Looking for info on grandfather, Roland Erwin AIKEN b. abt. 1886 SC. He was raised by a PATTERSON family in Seneca, Oconee Co., SC. The first names mentioned were Earl, Pat, and Carrie (Carey?). Some of them were alive in the 1930s. No other info. Roland left home before 1900 and traveled the country, so is not listed in a PATTERSON family in 1900 census. Any replies from AIKEN or PATTERSON researchers would be greatly appreciated.
2 Nov 1997

Craig Russ
Looking for info on the BATSON/DICKERSON families of Westminster, in particular, those related to Seth Cannon BATSON and Birdie Mae DICKERSON BASTON. Seth Cannon BATSON was supposedly born in Brevard, NC. He married Birdie Mae Dickerson, a Westminster native. They are both buried in the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Westminster.
30 Aug 1997

Patrick Harrison
Seeking information on BARRON family. James BARRON m. Jemima (unknown) and lived in Oconee until abt. 1828. In 1800 census of Pendleton District, there is James BARNES living next to Jemima STEVENS and Benjamin STEVENSON. Believe that James is BARRON not BARNES, that Jemima is STEVENSON, not STEVENS. Children match James BARRON: Samuel, Isaac, Elijah James, Joseph, Caleb. Samuel died Oconee, others went toAL, MS, TX. Joseph m. Hanna MCCLANAHAN and went to AL/ MS in 1819. Have 100 page manuscript on family to share with others in exchange. BARRON family came from Talbot Co. MD then NC then VA, ending up in Washington Co., TN.
11 Jul 1997

Paul Procko
Looking for evidence that Burrell/Burwell/Buril BASS was in the area inthe early 1800's. Thought to be part Indian, but lived in non-Indian communities by the time of migration to AL.
17 Aug 1997

Joe W. George
Looking for info on parents of Berry BRASHEARS or BOSHEARS b. Pendleton District or any other BRASHEARS living in Pendleton District in late 1700s.
22 Feb 1997

Paul Wright
Searching for BRUCE and ALLEN family. Thomas ALLEN located in Oconee cir. 1863 where one of his children was born.
11 Jul 1997

Tilmon Chamlee
CHAMLEE (Chamblee)
John CHAMLEE(CHAMBLEE) died 1864 Salem, Oconee Co, SC, according to his widow's (Judy CHASTAIN) pension application. Unable to find burial place. She is bured at Old Silverbrook Cemetery, Anderson, SC. Any leads will be appreciated. Any "new" descendents welcome.
22 Feb 1997

Bill Heilman
Searching for the ancestors of James Lewis CHAPMAN. Census data indicates he was born abt 1797 in SC (perhaps Pendleton District). He moved to Ohio Co., KY prior to 1819 and by 1830 was living Warrick Co., IN. While living in KY, he married Margery TAYLOR (4 Feb 1819) whose family moved there from Fredrick Co., VA. James and Margery had six children: James Lewis, Mary Ann, Melvina C., Levi Lewis, James Harvey, and Susan Caroline. Following Margery's death, James Lewis married 2 Sep 1840 Warrick Co. IN, Rebecca DICKEY. They had four children: Elisha E., Zachary T., Willis M. and Delilah Sophrenia. James Lewis died 24 July 1853 Warrick Co., IN. There are only vague clues about family's SC origin. The frequent use of the name "James" is perhaps the strongest. Pendlton District has the only "James" found in SC census (1800 and 1810) with a son whose age matches that of James Lewis CHAPMAN. Additionally, James Lewis named one of his sons' Willis, and there is a Willis CHAPMAN in the Pendleton District of 1810. Admittedly, these are long shots. I have fairly extensive info on the family descendants from this point forward, which I would be glad to share with anyone interested in researching this family.
12 Nov 1997

Suzy Clardy Turner
Seeking information on Alonzo Van Buren CLARDY, Maggie CLARDY, James Robert CLARDY, Lester A. CLARDY, Clifton Lewis CLARDY, Ethel CLARDY, Carrie Alma CLARDY, Mamie CLARDY, and Baby CLARDY. Family possible migrant farm workers, variation on name spelling possible, looking for parents of Alonzo Van Buren CLARDY, wife's name and her family.
14 May 1997

Tom & Cassandra Simpson
Searching for info on the Ephram(sp?) COBB famly. Have found several Ephram COBBs in the Westminster /Oconee county area.
22 Feb 1997

Michael Cole
Searching for info on Nathaniel Pickens COLE (1828-1903) m. Mary Elizabeth ABLES (1835-1918). Resided in Seneca Township, Oconee County. Census shows 8 children. Fannie E., Laura E., Jessie Pickens, Lottie J., Julia S., Alice, Mattie, W.H., J.F, S.M. and J. H. Jesse Pickens COLE (1864-1934) m.(1) Sudie ABLES (2) Eula Myrtle PICKENS. Son was Homer Holt COLE (1899-1965) m. Sadie Kootz MCKENZIE (1904-1990). Andrew Miller PICKENS (1815-1911) m. Sarah Ann POOLE of Anderson Co., SC. After Civil War, lived in Oconee County, prior to war, lived in Hart Co., GA.
7 Jan 1997

Monte Hart
Seeking info on Archibald COLE m. Phoebe Davison b. ca 1806 d. aft 1870. Moved from Spartanburg to Pendleton District abt 1824. Archibald's first name may have been John. Archibald and Phoebe buried at Beaverdam Baptist Church (not marked). Children of Archibald COLE were: Oliver Perry COLE b. 29 Aug 1823 d. 26 Jan 1915 m. 1943 Amanda A. BROWN b. 8 Aug 1823 d. 2 July 1898; Henry Martin COLE, Sr. b. 21 July 1825 d 10 April 1907 m. abt 1850 Elizabeth (Lizzie) CLEMENS b. 21 Aug 1831 d. 21 June 1910 buried Beaverdam Baptist Church; John William COLE b. 1827 d. July 1870, m. abt 1852 Mary Ann MARTIN b. 1831 d. 1894; Mary (Polly) Ann COLE b. ca 1830; Martin COLE b. ca 1832; Nancy COLE b. ca 1834; Jams Pickens (Pick) COLE b Aug 1836 d. 1 Oct 1901 m. 1866 Elizabeth R. OUTZ b. 2 Nov. 1836 d. 17 May 1908; Emaline (Emma) Jane COLE b. May 1838 d. 7 Feb 1931 m. 1865 John HEMBREE b. 30 April 1843 d. 20 Oct. 1917; Thomas (Tom) S. COLE b. 1 Oct. 1840 d. 6 March 1926 m. 1870 Elizabeth V. DEAN b. 26 June 1848 d. 30 Oct 1935; Martha A. COLE b. 1844; Jenny Elizabeth COLE b 1847.
11 Jul 1997

Robert Beisler
Looking for info about Henry COLLINS and wife Margaret HARE. Lived around Poor Mans Mountain? They are my grandparents.
27 Aug 1997

Bill Reace
Jacob Jasper CROMER, b. about March, 1880 m. Sallie Ida MCLESKEY b. July,1875. Don't know where either were born, both lived adult lives in Seneca, SC. Seven children, looking for any info on Jacob and Sallie, their siblings & ancestors.
22 Feb 1997

Margaret S. Gaulden
Searching for information on John Barnard DILLARD, Jr. m. Florida WILBURN DILLARD. They had 10 children, one was great grandmother Nola. Settled in Westminster after traveling through Gainesville from Dillard, GA. Bert Eugene HUNT m. Ethel HAMMOND. Bert worked at Walhalla Mill in 1910's. They had 12 children 10 of which survived childhood. Grandfather Thomas Cleland HUNT was one of the oldest surviving children.
11 Jul 1997

Mel McCoy
Looking for anyone related to Nancy TROTTER b. 26 Jan 1813, Oconee m. 1832, Pickens David DUNCAN.
12 Sep 1997

David H. Dupree
Trying to find info on paternal grandfather, Samuel DUPREE m. Josephine FERGUSON b. 1888. Their son was William F. DUPREE, my father. Other children were Sadie Ann DUPREE HAWKINS, Jean DUPREE BREAZEALE, and Belle DUPREE ? They lived in Westminster, Oconee Co. in early 1900s. Any assistance in obtaining siblings or parents of Samuel DUPREE is appreciated.
23 Oct 1997 rev. 14 Nov 1997

Dan Langen
Need info on Greenberry GILLESPIE and wife Rebecca PEOR. Greenbery b. abt. 1801, listed on deed information of David PEOR on the North Fork of Toxaway Creek of Tugaloo River in Pickens (Oconee Co.) District, SC.
11 Jul 1997

Eloise Thompson
Looking for information on parents and/or owners of John GOSS b. cir. 1820. By 1839 he was living in Louisiana and married to Sophy who was born in AL. If you have info about slave owners or plantations, please contact.
7 Aug 1997

Spencer C. Deyton

Looking for info on Hugh M. HARVEY b. abt 1798 m. Susanna ?, son William W. HARVEY (1822-1887) m. Elizabeth Ann MARTIN (1825-1904). Think that Elizabeth Ann MARTIN's father is S. B. MARTIN who was born in NC. Elizabeth is buried in Westminster. Would like to correspond and share info on these lines.
17 Mar 1997

Bert Boutwell
Trying to find information on the HAYES family in Oconee County. Specifically John Rufus HAYES b. May 24, 1865 s/o Lawrence and Saffronia HAYES.
11 Jul 1997

Ross Jones
Seeking fino on Joseph HOPKINS m. Sarah (?), son of Walter Donaldson HOPKINS b. 13 Feb 1879, Oconee Co. Walter is said to have worked as a hired hand abt 1901 on the farm of his future father-in-law, William Richard Osborn m. Tallulah A. LANIER, and subsequently m. Richard's daughter, Livvie, in 1903. Also interest in info on William Richard OSBORNE's ancestry.
27 Jul 1997

Lee Richardson
Looking for the father of Zachariah HUBBARD b. 27 July 1805 SC d. 13 August 1885, Oconee Co. He is buried at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Pickett Post Comm. His wife's name was Harriet. Have several deeds that sho him owning land on Crooked Creek of the Little Keowee River, som of which land was purchased from Jeremiah HUBBARD in 1836. Also have deed showing land transactions between Jeremiah (think he's Zachariah's father) and Ann HUBBARD (later McCrary?) and Patrick HUBBARD. Also transactions between Anna and Zachariah and Rebecca HUBBARD, Sarah VANDYKE and Zachariah the last relinquishing inheritance rights to Zachariah. There are no Release of Dower statements on any of these deeds and this is only indication that these people all fit together other than the ages and living locations are all close.
4 Sep 1997

Truett Briggs
Seeking info on Captain Major John KEESE, Jr., d. 1807 in Pendleton District and buried Oconee County. Born about 1735, married Mary ALLEN. Both originally from North Carolina. He may be connected to the BARTONs of North and South Carolina.
22 Feb 1997

Chuck Keown
Looking for all conections to the KEOWN. This name/family tree is small, so if youknow any KEOWN, then they belong.
21 Aug 1997

Charles Lee
Researching the LEE family in Oconee County. Rubin LEE found in Pickens District in 1850. Census records conflicting. Married Gilly Caroline ROSS about 1850. Son, John James LEE m. Mattie Emeline SHEPPARD.
22 Feb 1997

Wynell Simpson
Looking for info on David LILES. Lived in Edgefield Co., SC in 1817 m. Deborah ? died in Abbeville Co., SC in 1825. Son Hugh Isom LILES went to Pickens, later Oconee Co., SC.
22 Feb 1997

Glenda Logan
Seeking info about the LOVINGGOOD (LIEBENGUT/LOVINGOOD) family of Oconee County. They would have moved inthe late 18th or 19th century. Am specifically looking for Samuel LOVINGGOOD and his descendants. Have lots of family info to share.
3 Oct 1997

Mary Lusk
Looking for info on LUSK family, specifically Nathan LUSK b. 20 March 1793 and Rosanna CAPEHART LUSK b. 3 Jan 1800. Children born in Anderson, Pickens & Oconee Counties: Nathan Boone, Erastus C., Thomas B., Lorenzi D. and Leroy W. Four of the 5 believed moved to AL.
19 Jul 1997

Terri Collins
Looking for information on the MASON family of Oconee County, Pendleton District during the early to late 1800's. In particular, Daniel MASON or his son, Benjamin MASON.
22 Feb 1997

Mary & Frank McAllister
Trying to locate John MCALISTER b. abt 1820-1822, Pickens County, SC; m. Melinda MASSEY MCALISTER. Pickens District 1860 Census; Oconee Co., Keowee Township 1870 Census; Oconee Co., Wagner Township 1880 Census. Date of death, burial place, parents?
10 Jul 1997

Melvin McCoy
Looking for anyone related to Milton Carl MCCOY (1854, Oconee) m. Mary Anna DUNCAN (1860, Oconee) 1879 Oconee. Their children: Barnet Frederick (1879), Andrew W., Ester Lee (1882), Edward M., Eva Clara (1887), Jessie Mae (1891), Joseph Carl (1893), Mason Paul (1894), Mary Frances (1899), Claude Beeman (1901), Anna Pearl (1903. Am ggrandson of Joseph Carl.
12 Sep 1997

Erick E. McCoy
Am trying to begin a search on the history of the MCCOY family. Know the last tow or three generations lived in the Seneca area.
10 Oct 1997

Reuben Means
Seeking info on Joseph MEANS and his parents and siblings. Believe he was born around 1820. Any help will be appreciated.
22 Feb 1997

Curt & Georgia Collier
Looking for info on James B. or Bazelle MEELER (1864-1951) born in Oconee County, married to Mary Frances FOWLER of Hart County, GA. Son was Waybas Belton MEELER, b. 9 Nov 1899 in Oconee County, SC. Changed spelling of name to MEALOR.Need info on parents, siblings, ancestors.
22 Feb 1997

Rebecca Miles Emerson
Just started family tree and could use help finding info on MILES family in Oconee County.
19 Jul 1997

Joe Miller
Trying to find my g-g-grandfathers. My father was John MILLER b. 11 October, 1906, d. 7 July 1985, son of Irvin Monroe MILLER. Irvin was b. 22 August 1867, d. 15 June 1947. His father is only listed as William James Miller. My mother is Lois Crenshaw Miller b. 21 January 1913 in Westminster. Her father was William O. Crenshaw. William's father was George Washington Crenshaw b. 1850 d. 1926. Trying to get previous generations.
14 May 1997

Charles K. Moss
Lemuel Moss d. ca 1905-1910, Salem, Oconee County. Have been told he is buried in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in unmarked grave. Do not know his parents names or any Moss relatives in Salem or Oconee County. My father, Donald Patric Moss was born in Salem 28 December 1904. Would be grateful for any information concerning Lemuel Moss and/or his ancestors and would like to contact relatives living in area.
18 Sep 1997

Eva Raxter Stewart
Looking for info on Jemima PICKEREL b. 1742 d. 22 October 1829 in Tamassee area of Pendleton District (Oconee Co.) m. William NORTON b. 1740 Grayson, VA d. 13 October 1821, Pendleton. They were married Decmeber 1760 in Loudoun, VA. Their graves are in the Norton Family Cemetery, Oconee Co. Have a lot of info on the Oconee NORTON family, but nothing on Jemima. They are gggggrandparents through Edward NORTON and Martha HILL NORTON. Their daughter m. Joseph TAYLOR.
25 Oct 1997

Steve McDonald
Looking for info on gggrandfather, Henry Martin PITTS, from Walhalla, SC. b. 20 Nov, 1836 d. 3 Nov, 1917. Buried Ringgold, GA. m. a widow with 2 children, Carolina Matilda LYLES. Matilda's first husband was William B. LYLES, father was Burrell BROOME, and her grandfather was Almond POWELL, all from Oconee County, township of Tugaloo. Henry Martin PITTS was a Confederate veteran. They left SC around 1868. Their son, Powell Anderson PITTS was my ggrandfather.
rev. 24 Sep 1997

Jane Shipp
Seeking parents of Stephen P. PRICE b. May 1845 d. June 1917 m. Harriet THOMAS. Their son was Gus M. PRICE m. Delia ORR. Their daughter as Lillie PRICE m. W. L. VAUGHAN.
25 Nov 1997

Rebecca R. Gregg
Searching for J. S. PRITCHETT listed in 1850 Census in Wilcox County, AL as having been born in SC in 1815. One line of PRITCHETTS has been traced to the Upstate.
11 Jul 1997

Larry Armstrong
Looking for info on Mary RAMEY b. 1790 in Oconee area of Pendleton District. Married John Shedd, a soldier in the War of 1812.
30 Aug 1997

Jimmy J. Cheek
Searching for info on ancestors and descendants of Jerry ROACH b. Sept 1849 m. Nancy TURNER b. Oct 1850. Children include Jane b. Aug 1881, Mollie b. Oct 1887, Lidia B. b. 1890, William A. b. Mar 1893 and Mary B. b. Oct 1895. All were born and lived in Oconee County.
19 Oct 1997

Virginia Poarch
Looking for information on Elizah SANDERS m. Mary Jane ELLENBURG. Daughter Matilda m. Baldy S. CHILDRESS. Daughter Josie b. 7 Dec 1879 m. Joe S. CANTRELL. Daughter Alice Lenora b. 6 Feb. 1884 m. Maynard Moor WIGINGTON. Searching mainly for SANDERS info. They lived in Oconee County in the late 1800s.
22 Feb 1997

Charlest Miller
Want to learn more about descendants of Ambrose Joshua SMITH and Christopher "Kitt" SMITH and John Buckner SMITH. John was b. 1758 VA and was a soldier in Revolutionary War m. 1)Diana GRANT in Spartaburg and came to Pickens District, specifically Oconee Co. area. John m. 2) Margaret PAYNE and between these two wives had 11 or so children. He left for awhile to go to TN but retured and died in Ocone in 1851 at age 92. John m. 3) Frances DODD. Have lots of early info on these SMITHs going back to entry of Christopher into VA in mid 1600s from England. Would like to trade info and swap stories. Also have HUNNICUTT's back to 1600s and will share with those who reciprocate.
11 Dec 1997

Doss Walker
Would appreciate any info on any of following STANDRIDGE's. Samuel STANDRIDGE b. 1785 Oconee Co. m. abt 1812 to Rebecca ? b. 1795 SC. Their daughter was also Rebecca. Samuel STANDRIDGE was s/o James STANDRIDGE and Mary ?.
31 Oct 1997

Frances Stone Breazeale
Looking for any and all STONE familes in Oconee County or the surrounding areas. Earliest found is Samuel STONE b. 1820's in Greenville m. Nancy Ann CRAWFORD b. 1830's Greenville. Son, John Henry STONE b. 1860 m. Elizabeth (Lizzy) SAMUELS of Tignall, GA, lived most of their lives in Oconee County.
14 May 1997

Marcus C. Thomas
Searching for THOMAS' of Pendlton District. 1815-19??. Including Samuel THOMAS b. 1770-1774 VA, Ebenezer THOMAS B. 1808, Thomas THOMAS b. 1815, William, James, Susannah and more.
6 Apr 1997

Jimmy J. Cheek
Searching for info on the ancestors and descendants of Benson TURNER b. 1810 m. Lucy ? b. 1828. Their children were Martha b. 1844, John b. 1847, William b. 1848, Nancy b. 1852 and Sarah b. 1854. The family lived in the Tugaloo Township of what is now Oconee Co.
26 Oct 1997

Timothy Inman
Looking for info on the parents and children of Ambrose Foster VANDIVER, b. abt. 1794 in Oconee/Pendleton, and his wife, Margaret. I decend from daughter Mary Jane VANDIVER b. 17 Sep 1830 who married William Isaac TINDAL (whose parents I also do not know).
27 Jul 1997

DeLinda Watkins
Searching for info on Henry WATKINS, Pendleton district/Oconee County.
19 Jul 1997

Jim Steed
Looking for ancestor, James Ernest Riley WATSON b. unk., Walhalla, Oconee County, SC. d. 1941 m. Josephine Elizabeth WATKINS.
10 Aug 1997

Linda Wyatt
Just beginning my family tree, I am adopted and have found my birth parents. Mother was late Vergie Nell Nichols Wheeler; grandmother's name was Corrie Bell Nichols (she never married). Her parents names were John Bert Nichols and Nanney Druscilla Chastain Nichols. Also have interest in Jimmy Goodman (father possibly had same last name) b. abt 1929. Also, Bryan Baumgarner and family b. abt late 1800's or early 1900's.
6 Apr 1997

Kem Jefferson Emerson
Seeking info on Charles WHEELER d. abt 16 years ago, was from Seneca.
19 Jul 1997

Viola Prickett
Looking for my mother's family. Know very little about them. My mother was born as Mattie Lou BROWN 6 April 1906. Her parents were Lawrence or John b. BROWN and Elizabeth WHITMIRE BROWN. I have been told that she was born in the Walhalla area. My mother changed her name to Leona and then legally to Ruby.
4 Oct 1997