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I am looking for information about relatives in Oconee County, South Carolina.  My Great Grandfather is Nicholas Grady BALLENGER. He is buried in West View Cemetery in Walhalla, South Carolina.  My Great Grandmother is Ella Pauline HERNDON  BALLENGER. She is buried next to her husband, Nicholas Grady. Ella is related to the BILLINGSLEY family of South Carolina.  My Grandmother is Clara Beth Ballenger MILLS.  She is buried by her parents in West View. She lived in McCormick, South Carolina. They are all related to the John GRADY Family of Duplin County, North Carolina. My Grandfather, and the husband of Clara Beth,  is John Williamson MILLS, Sr.  I don't know where he is buried or much about him.  His son, John Williamson MILLS, Jr. (Bill MILLS) is my father.  I don't know if he is dead or alive or much about him. He lived in McCormick, South Carolina and has an older sister named Margaret.  He was a Navy pilot in World War 11. Clara Beth is the younger sister of Ruth Ballenger Strom Caudle.  Ruth is buried in McCormick. I would appreciate any information you may know about my relatives.

Clara Louise Mills Radcliffe,


I am searching for any information on the children, siblings and parents of a JOHN BARNES of Whitewater Township, SC. He was born about 1816 and was killed in a fight with his brother-in-law on 15 January 1880. He was married to ELIZA NICHOLSON (born ca. 1820). Eliza was a daughter of STEPHEN R. NICHOLSON (1796-1876) and REBECCA CORBIN. Stephen was born in Greenville, SC and died in Oconee County. An article about the killing of John Barnes was published in the Keowee Courier on 22 Jan. 1880. I specifically need to know if John and Eliza had a daughter named Nancy Barnes (1845?-1927) who married Israel Merck of Six Mile, SC.   Thanks,   Angela R. Bagwell,


I would like very much to find some descendants of James W. Bearden and Julia S. Hays.  I do know that Julia was b. in 1848, and her parents were Abram S. Hays and Jane Mason.  I would like to have names of children of Julia's and also would like further information on her parents, Abram S. and Jane Hays.  They were living in Oconee Co., SC in 1860; Abram died in 1864, due to service in the Civil War, but Jane was still living in Oconee in 1880.  I do know they were buried in Old Providence Cemetery, Hwy 24, Oconee Co., SC, and have their dates from a listing of this cemetery.  I think Jane Mason's father may have been Andrew Mason and her mother was named Esther, but that is all I know.  I would like further information. Thanks

Ruby Wallace,


Fred J. Bell born 12-31-1848  -unknown married to Sarah (sally)  A. Wilson trying to find their parents . I know that Fred was raised by J. Darby after his mother died he had a brother TOM BELL who lived in Pickens Co,SC  Mr. Fred as he was know was a wood  worker & carpenter. Darby was a wagon maker living in Walhalla ,SC in 1860 ,I have the census records from then. I can`t find his brother on the census so he may have been living in another area in 1860. there may have been a sister there is a 4 year olf female  (no first name ) Bell living in another household in 1860. does anyone know who Fred & Tom `s parents were???-

C. Ray Bell,


I wish to contact others who are searching the BOYD and KEASLER (or Kesler) family lines in Oconee County, SC. Many thanks. Researching: ALLEN, BOYD, HILDRETH, HOLLINGSWORTH, PALMER, PRATT, ROBERDS.

Jim Allen,


Looking for info on Henry Clay BURDETTE born around 1900 - location is unknown.  Married Vesta Virginia MC ALLISTER on April 19, 1921.  She was born on  January 15, 1900, in Westminster, Oconee County, SC.  Her parents were Doctor Duffie  MC ALLISTER and Lillie Baker MC ALLISTER.  Their only known child was born in Westminster on February 3, 1922.  Marriage ended shortly after.  Information on any of the above mentioned, would be greatly appreciated.

J. Burdette,


Looking for anyone who knows anything about the A. A. BRACHER, age 13, male, who was living in the household of Jane HASE on the 1870 Oconee Co., SC census, Center Township, Pg. 7, Dwelling #1.  Would like to know how he was associated with this HAYS family.

Ruby Wallace,


Searching for BRUCE and ALLENS from OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. and would appreciate any info. on the families. Thomas ALLEN married Frances BRUCE and the BRUCE family were from Oconee County.

Paul Wright,


Looking for info on father and mother of Joe, John, Isaac and George Chapman. All born c 1800-1810, likely in Wahalla, Oconee County. Father supposedly lived over 100 years. Most of sons moved to Lumpkin County, Georgia during the Gold Rush.   Common family names are Fields, Henson, Mary Ann and George.  

Jack F Milam,


 I am searching for Ephraim Cobb - born 5/25/1819 and died 5/10/1899 - he is supposedly buried in Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetary.  He was married to Louisa Turner - born 1826 in South Carolina and died 10/27/1906 in Oconee County.  She supposedly is buried with Ephraim.  I am trying to find out if he is Bayless Cobb's father and get more info on Bayless.  I have found a Bayless that was born in 1850 in Pickens County and died 1/27/1951.  Can not find where he died or where he is buried.  He is reported to have married  Rebecca N. Carnie.  This Bayless had 9 children - Bry, Steven (our great grandfather we think), Frona G., Job, Joel, Dovie A. (who married Dock James) Joseph A., Rolan A., and Hebert.  We can not find out anything about Steven as all the older generation is gone.  I have heard that his 2nd wife, Creesie (Lucretia) is buried in Mountain Grove Baptist Church Cemetary.  Steve had 5 girls and 1 boy by his first wife, Alice ? - they were Viola (our grandmother), Alice, Vernie Mae, Beulah, Carrie (who we have found some info on), and Carl.  Also, I am searching for Columbus (Lum) James born in South Carolina.  He was listed on the 1860 census in Pickens County - he was 9 - if people living in the same household have the same # - he was listed with Caroline (44), Catharine (55), Charles (24), Cintha (28), Clarinda (40), Gordon (3), Theodore (14), and Warren (1). I received an email suggesting that he married a Pherida Swafford from Pickens County.  Her parents were James Swafford and Nancy Ann Cox.  They had 7 children - Jessie Gordon, Gus Warren (our grandfather), Simon A., Nannie (who married Humphrey P. Bottoms), Dock, Josie (who married Emory Lawings), and Mary.  Would appreciate any kind of help.  

Mary ?,


Looking for parents and siblings of Dellia COBB, wife of Allison LEE.

Janette Bryant,


(Mary) Margret COBB  married Marshall Elbert FENDLEY. I think it was between 1870 and 1884. Gave birth to Maude FENDLEY 27 Jun 1897.  Maude married Domar Langston RICE and died 16 May 1952 in Anderson burried Forest Lawn, Anderson.  We are looking for further infomation on all earlier relatives of Fendley COBB

Bob Thomas,


Looking for any info about husband of Charlotte Lee COLE b. abt. 1800 d. September 1877. She may be buried at Center Church near Oakway in Oconee County. Her children are believed to have included: Marium COLE, b. 16 July 1825 d. 27 August 1894 m. 1850 Aaron CAIN. Nathaniel Pickens COLE b. 4 September 1828 d. 28 August 1903 m. 1854 Mary Elizabeth ABLES (BEARDEN); H. A. COLE b. abt. 1832 d. 5 November 1889

Gene Holmes,


I am researching Davises from Anderson County and I have record of Mary Leona Davis born 1852 in Anderson County, the Daughter of Griffith Davis and Elizabeth Mayfield. She married J A Sanders and Died in Seneca Nov. 1941. Anyone with ties to this family contact me please. I have the surnames of Callaham, Davis, Williamson, King, Duncan, McCoy listed in my web page.  Will be glad for you to take a look.

Chuck Davis,


Looking for the parents of Isabella DAVIS who married 1) Jacob CALLENBACK and 2) Charlie PITTS.  Isabella probably died in Rabun Co., Ga, but was married probably in Walhalla to Jacob CALLENBACK who was from Switzerland.  I think Isabella's father was a John DAVIS and she may have had brothers, John and Jim.  Does anyone recognize this DAVIS family?

Elaine Randall English, Hemlock Hill


Searching for the parents and possible siblings of my ggrandparents William Pleasant Davis b. Sept 11 1837 near Walhalla SC and Elizabeth Ann Patterson b.June 6 1837 near Seneca SC. They married Nov 4 1866. They moved to Elbert cty GA at some point. They raised five of seven children. Ann died May 29 1901 near Bowen GA. William died Sept 8 1926 in Elbert Cty. Any information on their linneage and possible siblings would be appreciated.

Fred Davis,


I Dececd from Drucilla Dearma Born 1778 S/c Drucilla Dearmon was born in Picken Co S/c Was 1778 Married Married Daniel Teer About 1798 . .. Her Parents Solonon Dearman Dob 1749 Mother Mary Brigman . Would be glad to Share on any of These Curtis Teer went to texas . One of Drucilla Dearman Children.

Glenn Kennedy,


Dickson family of Oconee county, SC. Looking for descendants of Elfonzo Monroe Dickson and wife Francis Josephine (Cox) Dickson. The family first lived in Westminster, and then moved to LaFrance where the children grew up. Names of the 12 children were, Lillie Ann Dickson, Mattie Jane Dickson, Grover Monroe Dickson, Emmis L. Dickson, John Laster Dickson, Nettie C. Dickson, Capurnium B. Dickson, Bessie B. Dickson, Delia Josephine Dickson, Joe Syah Dickson, Geddy Viola Dickson, and Earl Edmond Dickson. Anyone having any info on any of these persons please contact me -

John Dickson,


Looking for DODD family history.  My Grandfather's mother was Sarah Jane Dodd. Sarah was born Sept. 3, 1857 in the Pickens District and died April 7, 1948 in Westminster.  Her parent's were Ira Ellis Dodd and Seraphim Hembree. I understand the Dodd home was located in the vicinity of Corinth Baptist Church near Clemson.  Can someone provide Dodd family history, where they immigrated from, etc..

Joel King,


I am searching for the family of LOU (possibly Winnie Lou) DODGENS and MACK CANTRELL of Oconee County at about the turn of the 20th century.  I have reason to believe but have not been able to prove that Mack may be BENJAMIN M. CANTRELL, son of THOMAS CANTRELL, son of WILLIAM H. CANTRELL... My grandmother is Lou and Mack's daughter ADDIE CANTRELL who married WILLIAM LESTER REEVES of Pickens County in about 1924-5.  They moved with their three boys (Bill, Blease, Chuck) to Oregon in 1930. Grandma Addie is 92 and not too sure of the details, but there is some confusion with a FISHER family of the area. The family story goes that Mack's mother died as he was being born and she gave him to the midwife, possibly a BETTIE FISHER, to raise.  Growing up, he used the FISHER name and changed to CANTRELL as an adult.  What became of his father is not known, but Grandma Addie says Mack himself died young.  Some sources tell me he had another wife after Granny Lou, so I am just not sure. Grandma Addie's siblings are/were Benjamin H. Cantrell, John Cantrell, Wallace Cantrell, Rena Cantrell Cash, Nita "Neet"Cantrell McKinney, Myrtle "Myrt" Cantrell Gilstrap and Ila Cantrell Thomas. I have lots of information, not much proof. If you can help, I'm glad to share.

Kathleen Reeves Cox,


I am looking for the grave and parents of Joseph DOUGHTY 1747-1815.  He died in Oconee County in 1815.  Joseph and his wife Nancy/Ann owned land from the late 1790 ties until 1829 on the Coneross Creek where Perkins Creek comes in.  Does anyone know of an old Baptist church in this area?  This area is Southwest of Seneca. Joseph had sons Daniel, Jeremiah, and Joseph T.  Daniel died in 1805. Joseph and Nancy/Ann had girls Sarah, Rhody, and Nancy.  The first time i find Joseph is buying land on the Tyger River near Tygerville in 1785.  Nancy sold the Oconee homeplace in 1829 and moved to Alabama where her sons had relocated, so the line has been lost.   Any help to find the grave site and the parents of Joseph is appreciated.

Joe Doughty,


I am searching for information concerning Martin Frelix/Fralix Freeman of Oconee County. He was born October 7, 1818 in Abbeville County and died June 23, 1902 in Oconee County. He is buried at First Westminster Baptist Church Cemetery in Westminster, S. C. He first married Mary(Molly)Shaw of Abbeville and second Sarah Ann Elizabeth Mitchell of Anderson. Mary Shaw died May 6, 1873 and she was living in the Craytonville area of Anderson County. He had 17 children between the 2 wives. Their names are: Frances, Mary Ann, Emaline, Emala Jane, John P., James Calvin(1), Addison, James Calvin(2), Emma, Martin, Jefferson Davis, Ella, Samuel Bert/Burt, Caleb S. and Barnie Freeman. If you have any information concerning any of these families, please e-mail me. Any info is greatly appreciated!

Gale Smith, LMangie @Aol.Com


I am looking for any information on Martin Fricks or his family.

Norma Oats,


I am beginning a search on surnames GALBREATH and SEABORN. This is what I have so far: William Alopha GALBREATH b: Oct 13, 1905 Oconee Co., S.C married: Frances E. Seaborn. Children: William Galbreath born abt 1937 Oconee Co., S.C. Horace Webb Galbreath born Aug 1, 1934 Oconee Co., S.C.. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Terry E. Kowalski,


Searching for parents of Sarah Ann GRAY b 1841 Pickens/Oconee,S. C. d 1897 Pelzer,S.C. Married Andrew A. HERBERT. I have all their children but have hit a snag in finding her parents. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Ann Fuller,


I am looking for any information on any HALLs or HOLMES. My gr-gr-grandfather's name was John P.HALL, he married Jane HOLMES and I know they had 1 son named Jonah Frank HALL. Any help please contact me.

Bernadette Hall,


Searching for info on the name HAWK(E)S in Pickens Co. or Pendleton District. GGGrandmother was Artimissa HAWKS and she appears in the 1850 Census, the houshold lists: Matilda HAWKS(head of household), Elizabeth
HAWKS(age 11), Artimssa HAWKS(age 6), Mary HAWKS(age 3), Frances HAWKS (age 72). The 1840 Census lists Frances as head of household with one additional female 30 to 40 and one additional female 20 to 30. Sometime after 1850, Matilda, Artimissa, and Mary moved to GA. Not sure about Elizabeth. using the name Elizabeth REED, she married Isham M. GADDIS in 1859, but don't know if that marriage took place in SC or GA. Found a John HAWKS in the 1800 Pendleton District Census, he came from Surry, NC. Was he husband to Frances? If so, what was her maiden name, or was she a Cherokee? Did Matilda HAWKS marry a REED? Does anyone have a record of these women? Have a great deal of info after 1880 and would be happy to share.

H.G. Hawk,


Would like to find anyone that is searching Robert (Robin) HAY/HAYES, b @1800 in SC., married Elizabeth WOOLBRIGHT.  They were in Pickens County, SC. in 1850; are buried in Oconee County.  Their first son was named Abram S. HAYES/HAYS, b. @1824 married Jane MASON, whose parents may have been Andrew & Esther MASON.

Ruby Wallace,


Searching for parents of Thomas (Abner) HERBERT b1815. Was in Pickens/Oconee,S. C. in 1840's. Killed in Civil War. Married Elizabeth ? Their son Andrew HERBERT is my Ggrandfather, he married Sarah Ann GRAY. I was told that they were 1st cousins? Could they connect to the Herberts and Grays in Newberry, S.C.? Any help greatly appreciated.

Ann Fuller,


Need date of death and place of burial of Emily Jane Herndon, born in 1835, married about 1853 to John Moorhead.  He died in 1890, and she is still alive in 1899 at the settlement of her father's estate.  Father Edmund Herndon died in 1898 in Oconee County.

Marie Russell,


Who is Mary Hunnicutt living in Oconee County in 1880; also living with her is Malinda Russell.  I am searching for a Mary Russell who married John B. Hunnicutt.

Sheila Phillips,


My family search ends with Charles and Halie Jordan of early 1800's. He will die during civil war in Augusta, GA. I have found their son, John, in 1850 census in Columbia county, GA as employed 18 year old in another household. Family remains in Columbia county for generations. My only clues for Halie are WALHALLA ( I assume the town in Oconee county, SC) and a surname that sounds like BLUE (any spelling possible).

The date would be prior to 1832, the clues I have are Walhalla and either Blue or Ballew.  Does anyone have information of a marriage between Charles JORDAN and Halie Jordan of early 1800's. The location may be Walhalla, SC. The name BLUE / BALLEW would feature, possibly Halie's maiden name.  

Sandra Bumgardner,  


I'm looking for a family history of the Kaufmann family. My Grandmother was Sara Jane Alice Kaufmann, born October 1, 1880, in Walhalla, SC., and I'm looking for her parents' names.

Betty Dolson,


Joel KELLY was born in Walhalla, SC after 1800.  He married BARBARY PHILLIPS and died before 1850.  Their children were George Washington, Reuben, Marianne, and Levi Waddell.  I am looking for any information on Joel's ancestors, siblings, and descendants.

Evelyn Bradbury,


I am researching the family of Stephen King.  He was born circa 1793 in North Carolina.  He and his wife, Clarissa/Clara, died in 1868.  They are buried in the Double Springs Cemetery in Oconee County, SC.  Clara was referred to as an Indian by one of her grandsons when applying for the Indian rolls. The children of Stephen and Clara were:  John T, Rachel (Robins), Jane Catherine (Carney), Elizabeth (Carney), James H., Ephraim, and Nancy. Most of these children moved to North Georgia.  Any leads on this family are appreciated!

Lori King Bynum,


We know that our g-g-grandmother was named Rebecca (Rebecker) Mathis and married William Kelly in 1844 in Lumpkin County Georgia.  We know that she was born in December of 1828 in Georgia possibly Lumpkin County.  We know she died in Oconee County SC in 1901 but this is all we know about her.  Would like to know more about her parents and family.  Does anyone have knowledge of this family?  Thanks. 



Seeking information about my grandfather, Neil Robert Bell, d. October 12, 1984 @ Oconee Memorial Hospital, resident of Seneca, SC, from 195?-1984.  After leaving my grandmother in Pennsylvania, he was married (?)  to Eva Richey McAlister.  According to the death certificate, Neil Bell's death was reported by Cecil McAlister (b.1924 -d. 1992), who I believe was Eva Richey McAlister's son.   I was told Cecil had a daughter, Margaret (Peggy?) McAlister.  I would love to hear from Margaret (married name unknown) or anyone who may have known my grandfather, as I never knew him.

C.L.  David,


I am looking for families of Perry McDonald who married Janie Virginia Worley on Nov. 15, 1903. They were my grandparents.  My father being Grady William McDonald. 

Frances McDonald Johnson,


I am researching MOOREs in Oconee County. I am looking for information on Elie Moore Sr and Jr. I know that Jr. married Emily Shedd, that he was born 1836, d 1965 and had a son Archelaus T. b. 1860, d. 1825. Any information would be greatly appreciated.



I'm looking for John MOORE born abt. 1830 near Wallaha. He married Mary SHAMBLEY ( CHAMBLEE)  about 1855. They had Melissa MOORE born abt. 1859, William Glen MOORE born 1956, James David MOORE born 1860. Need info. on John and Marys parents and siblings.



Searching for information on John M. Neal, b. 1/1/1785 in Pendleton District, SC

Brian Brooks,


All I know about this NIX branch of my family is that the second generation were in Oconee Co. and Pickens Co, SC.  My grandfather William Fountain "Mack" NIX moved his family to Canton, Buncombe Co., western NC.  Can anyone help? 

Claudia Wiggins Earhart,


Looking for descendants or related kin: William "Billy" Nix married 1st Elizabeth _____ and 2nd Seleta Guinn Littleton Nancy Nix Rankin Griggs (dau of William "Billy" and Elizabeth Nix) Fountain M. Edney and Narcissa Smith Elijah Alexander Nix and Martha Caroline Edney James Madison Calhoun and Rebecca Jane Todd, dau of John Todd and Elizabeth Moss

James and Lydia Thompson Neal,


I am seeking information about my Great-Grandfather Pink OLIVER.  I believe his given name was Pinckey OLIVER. Pinks' son Newton Comadore OLIVER was my Grandfather. They lived in Salem, S.C. and Tamassee S.C. near the Keowee River area.  I do not know my great Grandmothers name.  I believe Pink had a second wife named Susan and they had a son named Jesse, Pink took Jesse away when Jesse was around five years and it is believed they settled in Laurens, South Carolina. Any information would be appreciated.

Linda S. Smith,


My grandfather's half brother, Furman Pace settled in Walhalla, S.C..His wifw was Ida Elrod. They had a Daughter  Christine who married John Boyter. They had daughters Jonnie Mae & Jo Ann. John, Jonnie Mae & Jo Ann was murdered Aug 4,1950. John's body was found in Rabun Co., Ga. The girls body was found near Highland, N. C. Curtis Shedd was indicted for their murder. This info was gotten from a publication"Front Page Detective". The Pace family has lost contact with this side of the family. I am looking for any descendents of Furman or Christine. Christine may still be alive. Also, any newspaper accounts of the murder or what happened to Curtis Shedd.

Gladys S. Peacock


John Patterson  married Lucinda Sanders. John born 1850-1900 Lucinda born 1861-1901 Any information will be helpful. Sandy Howe,                 


Looking for information on William Oscar Pitts  and Selma Orr Pitts who lived in the Mountain Rest area of Oconee County SC for many years. 

Garvin Pitts,


I am looking forany information the family of Robert Ralston, who died about 1789 in Ocence Co..    His wife was Frances (Tate) Ralston, daughter of Joseph and Elly/Alley (Hunter) Tate.   Where they buried?   They had two sons and one daughter. John Tate, Eleoner and Lewis. Eleoner stayed in NC and md. a John McClure.  John T. md a Lettie Harris, we are not sure about this, no proof yet. John, Letie and Lewis moved to Ga..  Any help out there?

P. L. "Chris" Christian Jr.,


I'm tracing my family tree and am looking for any information on Arthur Otto Roach or any of his relatives.  He was born in Walhalla, Oconee County I believe.  

Naomi R. (Roach) Taylor,


I am trying to find info on Elias and susanna ROACH , Susanna was born in 1850 and died in 1860 she is buried in Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Oconne Co. S.C. Some of there children were Rachell , Baxter .Delphie , Icie ,and John Roach.



I am traceing the Roach family in Oconee Co. My great great grandparents were Elias Roach son of James and Elizabeth Roach .

Betty Shed Westbrook,


Need any information on the parents, brothers and sisters of Jerry ROACH, born 1849 in what is now Oconee County.  He was married to Nancy TURNER.

Jimmy J. Cheek, JCheek6063@AOL.Com


I'm seeking information on the Roberts line. James R. Ramey apparently grew to manhood in NC and moved to SC and married Margaret (?) approximately 1810 or thereabouts. They moved to Rabun County GA in the 1820's and  are on the 1830 census there. Appparently, they moved back to SC during the 30's as they do not appear on the 1840 census in GA. They were from the Oconee~Pickens Co. area. By 1850 James and Margaret and their 17 year old twin sons are back in Rabun Co., GA. Their son, Martin Albert Ramey, is my Great Great Grandfather and his son Thomas is my Great Grandfather and his son Jordan is my Grandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bonnie Roberts Broome,


Searching for information on the following family listed in the 1880 Oconee County Census, Tugaloo District:   Markus SMITH, head, 62    Mary J., wife, 45 James A., son, 28 Thomas, son, 18 Sallie, daughter, 16 Robert, son, 14 Butler, son, 8   I know from the 1870 Census that Markus and Mary had two older daughters that had apparently married and moved on by 1880.  Their names were Nancy M. and Mary J. (30 and 25 in 1880, respectively).   Markus was born in South Carolina, but the elder Mary J., Nancy M., and James A. were all born in North Carolina.  Markus apparently moved his family back to South Carolina around 1855.   I would like to hear from descendents of the older children. I know that Thomas, Robert, and Butler all moved into North Georgia and settled in Banks County.  Butler was my great grandfather, born on 6 August 1872/1873.

David ?,


I am looking for information on my grandparents. Ralph David Smith and Verlena Smith they were married in Westminister, SC in the 1920's. They had 6 children, Carrie Mae, Pauline, Ralph Floyd and Willard and two children that were born dead. The children were born through upstate South Carolina, I know that Ralph Floyd was born in Spartanburg. Verleana was a Roach before marriage, the problem I am having is that Ralph David Smith took his mothers maiden name of Smith when his father
left for Texas and never return. RD's fathers name was McIves. I know that my grandfather Ralph David was born in Toccoa, Ga in July of 1897. Any information who be helpful.

David Smith,


Colonel Toney; primarily known as Toney SMITH was in civil war buried in the Long Creek Baaptist Church cemetery. Would like to correspond with descendants of this man. Who has the family Bible? Who knows the descendants of Toney? His wife Burnetta waht was her surname? He had 2 sons William and Leander who went into Rabun Co GA what happened to the sisters/daughters in the family. Toney was s/o Washington SMITH, who knows that story?

Charles Miller,


William H. Stephenson was born Dec. 2, 1817, in the Anderson District of SC, according to his Civil War Records.  The Anderson District wasn't formed until the mid 1820s so I'm not sure where he was born, but I think it could be somewhere in the Anderson, Oconee or Pickens county areas.  William Married Salina C. Browning on July 8, 1849 in Chambers County, Alabama, at the Antioch Baptist Church.  The church records show that William Joined the Antioch Church on Aug. 4, 1849 with a letter from the Bethlehem Church.  Unfortunately, the church records do not say where this Bethlehem Church is located.  I have searched the county areas around the Antioch Church where he was married and cannot locate a Bethlehem Church where he was a member.  His first appearance in Alabama is on the 1850 Census so I'm thinking he may have still been in SC, somewhere.  William died in 1910 and his death certificate states that his parents are James and Margaret Stephenson.  Will appreciate any data on any of the above mentioned individuals.

Charles R. Stephenson,


I am looking for information on my ggggrandmother Mary Story who was born in Salem ,Oconee County. , birthday  date ranges from 1775-1778 . Christening was in l778.She was married to David Witherspoon in 1796. This information  I gathered from the internet.  I have no information as to her parents nor from what  European country the Storys came. She lived her married life in Williamsburg County ,S.C. Can you give me any information?

Mildred R. Permenter,                             


Looking for information on the stumphouse tunnel and a boarding house in the tunnel town that might have been run by elizabeth " betty " DRIMON/DRYMAN CRANE.

Janette Bryant,


Daniel H. THOMPSON was born in South Carolina - don't know county or parents.   We can't locate him before 1850, when he was in Georgia with Elizabeth (178?-??) who we believe might have been his mother.  By 1860 he was married to Mary Jane CONNELL and living in Coweta County, GA.  Elizabeth still lived with them, also Thomas CONNELL (1782-1861), Mary Jane's father.  Daniel was in the Confederate Army, buried in Atlanta.   According to family legend, there's an Indian connection somewhere.  We believe it might have  been Elizabeth. If you can locate birth or other records in your county of him, we'd appreciate it very much.  

Betty Mabie,


Need any information on the parents of BENSON TURNER, born 1807 and his wife LUCINDA LEE, born 1825 in what is now Oconee County.  Any info would be appreciated

Jimmy J. Cheek, JCheek6063@AOL.Com


I am looking for information on Charlie Walker.  The son of William LaFayatte Walker and Josephine Walls Walker.  I know Charlie lived in Oconee County and had a large family.  My grandmother Rendie Walker Shuler is Charlie's sister. 

Mildred Morgan,


I am searching for information concernig William Riley Wilson, born July 10, 1854 and died February 16, 1900. He married Martha Ann Posey, born May 18, 1862 and died October 14, 1931. William's parents are James J. Wilson and Mary Jane Geer. Martha's parents are Billy and Mattie Posey. William and Martha and two of their children, Benjamin and Lou Emma are buried at Clearmont Baptist Church Cemetery in Walhalla, S. C.  They had several children and their names are: Benjamin F., Raymond J., Lou Emma, John Robert, Ella Bell, Rosa May, William Luther and Clarence. If you have any information concerning any of these families would you please e-mail me. Any infomation would be appreciated!

Gale Smith, LMangie@Aol.Com


I am searching for information concerning William N. Wilson, born april 12, 1826 and died October 31, 1904. The N. in William's name could be Nathaniel. He married Rosa Ann Williamson, born May 2, 1837 and died September 30, 1902. They are buried in Clearmont Baptist Church Cemetery in Walhalla, S. C.They had several children and their names are: Carrie, Jasper, Louvenda Tinie, Annie, Elizabeth Sarah(Savannah), James H., Warren D., Lavina, Robert Master, and Hattie Elizabeth. Some of the children are also buried at Clearmont Cemetery. If you have any information concerning any of these families would you please e-mail me. Any information would be appreciated! Thank You!

Gale Smith,


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