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KEARSE I am seeking information about J. F. KEARSE, Sr. He is buried at the Harmony Presbyterian Church in Crocketville, along with his wife Mary GOODING and children James Franklin, Medicus Holbrook, and May who had apparently married a YOUMANS. J. F. Kearse was born 21 February 1838 and died 7 January 1923. I would like to know the names of his parents. It is possible that Elizabeth KEARSE, born 22 January 1804, died 22 October 1885 is his mother. Her grave is located in the Gooding Cemetery. Any help appreciated. (12/5/99 5:53:03 PM) Kathy Duncan
KELLEY Need background on either John Kelley who married Martha Ann Franklin prior to or about 1832 in Beaufort SC, also on David W Kelley. Thank You for your help. () Stan Kelley
KELLEY Looking for information on John Kelley who married Martha Ann Franklin in about 1832. (10/28/99 10:10:03 PM) Stan Kelley


Searching for info on the Kersh family. My grandfather was Anderson Walter Kearse, but he changed his last name to Kearse from Kersh. My great-grandfather was James Walter Kersh (1856-1981), and his father was James M. Kersh (no dates available). Does anyone have any info on this Kersh family? I suppose I'll never know the reason why my grandfather changed his last name when he was young. (1/4/00 9:05:49 PM) Cheryl
KING I have a letter written from Hampton Ct. by S.L. King dtd. Nov. 13, 1898. This is Sampson King aka Samuel L. King. His sons were Richard, Clifford & Harry. Wife Anna Tommins was deceased at this time. The letter was most likely written near Yemassee, SC. He mentions a woman with surname Heape. I found the Heape Store while visiting Yemassee in 1990s. The King family lived in Augusta for a period of time & Sampson, Anna & son Harry are buried at Magnolia Cem. there. Sampson was a Confederate veteran. I have a brief record of his service; he changed his name after the war. Son Richard married Ella Smith; Clifford married Annie Rachel Cook, dau. of A.G. & Darkus Cook, both buried at Mt. Olive Bapt. Ch. Cem., Yemassee. I wld be interested in queries related to these families.  27 Sept. 2003 Joan King
KIRKLAND Helping a friend who would like to trace his father's family in or around Varnville, S.C. - family surname is KIRKLAND and they are African American. He does not have his grandfather's first name. Any help from Kirkland's in the area would be greatly appreciated. 5 Nov. 2002 Arthur Hills (via Ginny)

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