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WAGES Seek info on Dawson Wages, will signed in Richland Co, 1821. His son Jacob in 1820 MS Territory, 1830 & 1840 Washington Co., AL, census and by 1850 he was listed in Covington Co.AL. His wife was Susanna and they had my ggggrandmother Elizabeth Ann Betsy" b. abt 1807 SC, Rebecca b. 1811 SC m. Levi Moody, moved to TX, had 11 children, Argelius "Gale" m. Nancy Brown, member of Copeland-Wages gang. Gale was killed in gunfight with James Harvey in 1847. Betsy Wages m. Lloyd Robert Butler and settled on Hickory Nut Ridge in N.E. Covington Co., AL. After 1847 Jacob and Susanna along with their daughter-in-law Nancy and grandson Jacob moved to Covington Co., AL. Can anyone help sort out if Rebecca Boatwright widow of Benjamin Boatwright is the mother of Dawson's children William, Dawson Jr, and Jacob. Did William marry his step-sister Rebecca Boatwright. William d. 1845 in Conway Co., Ark. (11/2/97 12:06:51 PM) Rita Slicer
WAGES Seek data on Dawson/Dorson WAGES and family-3 sons, Dawson, William, and Jacob. He made his will in Richland Co, SC in 1821- He mentions his wife. They appear to have come from Rowan Co, NC, then into Richland, Chester, Fairfield Co's of SC and track back to Carroll Co, MD. Dawson/Dorson owned a tremendous amount of land in Richland Co, (have all the land plats) and by the 1840s-50s, a long line of heirs were fighting over it. Related names: Chesley BOATWRIGHT; Samuel DENT; DUNCANs - one of them was Rebecca WAGES, married BOATWRIGHT, then married a WAGES-or we have 3 different Rebecca's....sigh..... Unless they tie into the SHELBYs, I have no connections to the WAGES. They are a complicated, fascinating family, that goes right into the burning of the Jackson Co, MS Courthouse, by the COPELAND-WAGES gang.  (6/15/97) Judith A Trolinger

WAGES

I am looking for info on John Wages who is listed in the 1850 Richland County census. At the time he was 65 and living with his wife Frances(probably Frances Johnson) who was 49. Children listed were John, Edmund, Diana, Cynthia, William Caroline, and John W. 27MAR2000 Tony Wages

WAGES

I am looking for a BETHANY GRAVEYARD, Richland County. My greatgreatgrandfather's sister, Cynthia Wages, died in 1916. At the time she was living in Center Township. According to her death certificate, she was buried in BETHANY GRAVEYARD. Does this graveyard still exist by that name? I have checked Bethany Churches in the area with no luck. 3 July 2000 Tony Wages

WAGEMAN

I am looking for parents of Johann George Wageman, dob-April 5, 1760 Broad River, SC, dod-Dec. 22,1800 Stokes Co., NC.  brother named Andreas dob 1758.  family moved to NC shortly after 1760 19 Nov. 2001 P. Berg
WALKER Looking for decendents of Thomas K. and Mamie E. Bonnett Walker. One son, Paul Walker was listed as living in Richland County in 1940.  (11/5/98 9:17:42 PM) Susan Hovermale

WALL

I am looking for Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, SC.  I have information that Wilbur Hoyle Wall born June 30, 1883 and his wife, Mary Louise Owens Wall (she died after 1961) are buried there. I have just searched through some of the South Carolina Cemeteries and could not find one by that name. 21 May 2001 J. Hardwick
WALLACE I am doing research on a gunsmith named James G. Wallace, born in S.C. approx.1820. His wife was Martha and his father was George. He was taught by Pheosolos Bell in eastern Tennesse. Any information will help. (12/30/98 9:40:24 AM) MOBAY85
WARD OSCAR HAYDEN WARD, d. 1898 (loc. ?), m. 1865 in Burlington, IA to Juliette Granville Wightman (1844-1931). He supposedly came from Columbia, SC, according to his obit. Would like date of birth, and confirmation of place of birth. (9/19/99) Robert Ward
Wateree AME Church I'm trying to locate Wateree AME Church, which I presume is in Wateree, SC and in Richland County. I'm inquiring for a friend whose family comes from Wateree. Can you provide an address or phone number for the church.Thank you.  19 Nov. 2000 Don Easley

WATKINS

I am searching for information on the family of Samuel Watkins of the Richland District. He had sons, Samuel Jr. and Cornelius. I believe that my great great grandfather Greenberry Watkins b. in Richland District in June of 1821 was Cornelius' son. Any information would be appreciated. 8APR2000 Chuck Watkins
WATSON Albert Citney (A. C.) Watson was born in January 1846 in either Columbia or Cheraw, S.C. He served with South Carolina during the Civil War with a man named James Kelly. Both Watson and Kelly moved to Texas after the War. Any information about his parents and or siblings would be appreciated. (4/13/97) Tiffany G. Bils

WATSON

I am looking for informaiton on the Watson family that was in Richland county.  I have a James Watson born about 1730 being the father of David A , and Alexander Watson. James Watson was the son of William Watson born abt 1735 to a woman named Sarah. They had James Watson, and a daughter Rebecca Watson.  I have seen information that the dates might be wrong, maybe James Watson was born in 1865.  November 2005 Jerri Thompson
WATTS Searching for parents, siblings and descendants of three brothers bn in Richland abt 1840's. Enoch Chester WATTS and Allen P. WATTS, twins, who had an older brother Joe WATTS. Enoch & Allen joined the Confederate forces while brother Joe joined the Union forces and according to lore was never heard from again. Enoch went to Tennessee after the War and married Martha Jane HOLT in Nashville her father was Sheriff there. They then went to Texas around Grayson and Collin Co. where Bill Watts was bn 17 Aug 1884 in Blue ridge, Collin Co., . Would like to find descendants of Allen P. and Joe and would to know parents of all three I have not been able to get to the 1780 census yet. Thanks. (12/7/97 12:44:19 PM) Max Brown

WELLS

Seek info about my grandfather, Douglas Wells, who died very young, married Carrie Bell Lowman. One brother was Rayfield who I believed moved to NY, I think my great-grandfathers name was Samuel Wells. Marcus Wells

WELLS

Looking for information on Cletus L. Wells who owned a marina in Columbia, SC. It would have been in the past 50 years. I am sure he has passed sinced then being he would be 100 years old now.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  7 Sept. 2004 Carolyn Wells

WELLS

I am looking for information on company D 5th sc v I, jenkins brigade, anderson division, longstreet corps, and a glenn w wells. 20 June 2005 JAMES STEPHENSON

Wessinger

Johann Michael Wessinger, born 2 May 1744 in Baden, Germany emigrated to South Carolina (Saxe Gotha) onboard the Rowand with his family (Matthias Wessinger & Margaretha Sieber) in November 1752. Johann Michael Wessinger later married Elizabeth Margaret "Mary" unknown. Does anyone have the last or correct name of Johann's wife.  1 July 2004 Richard Johnson
WESTON I am attempting to find info concerning my grandfather who was born in Richland County. Specifically, I am looking for vital stats (Birth/Death) of his father, Raymond E. Weston, born 3/24/1921. His father is Osceola Weston, D.O.B. unknown. (3/14/99 5:45:55 PM) No Name Given

Weston / Spann

I need to get copies of the original or a published abstract for my application to SAR:  1. WPA Will for Weston, Robert(Sr.) 2 1784-1853 H 188  2. Obituary from Columbia Telescope and South-Carolina State Journal for Mrs. Eliza L. Spann. "Died on Thursday, the 24th ult., at her residence in Sumter Dist., in 21st year of her age, Mrs. Eliza L. Spann, wife of Richard R. Spann, and only daughter of Robert Weston,jun., of Richland District..."  Marriage and Obituary Notices from the Columbia Telescope (Continued from Vol.2,p.34.)  I have to prove that Robert Weston Spann was the son of Richard Spann. Eliza L. Spann died after giving birth to the child and they named him after her father Robert Weston Spann. 18 April 2002 John Kelsoe

WESTON

Seek infomation on my father Rubin Francis Weston, born July 7, 1921 and my grandfather was Willie Weston, born June 26, 1900; died Jan. 1, 1996. 20 Nov. 2002 Rubin Mark-Anthony Weston

WESTON

My GG Grandfather was James Malachi Weston, b.8/12/1818 in Richland Co. the Edgefield District. He migrated to Monroe County, Al where died. I am having difficulty finding out who his father and mother was. 26 Sept. 2003 Willene Frankllin
WHITE Seek info about records of Theological Seminary for Presbyterian ministers that is - or was in Columbia SC.   An ancestor, James Evans WHITE, was a student in 1850 (Ref 1850 Richland Cty Census), from the Charleston area, who became a minister. (8/9/9)

Bob White

White Church Cemetery I have an obituary from The Columbia Daily Register from 1891 about the funeral of my ancestor James E. Miles who lived in Columbia. It said buriel was at White Church Cemetery about fifteen miles from the city. It did not say in which direction.  Do you know anything about White Church Cemetery please?  26 Sept. 2003 Marjorie Reagan
Whiteside Am trying to find an obituary for my great grandfather's second wife to fill in the gaps of his life.  Would you be able to tell me how I could find an obituary for Zella B. Whiteside who died January 24, 1994, I believe in Columbia, SC. Her social security death index has Columbia as last residence. July 2005 Mandy Humphrey

Whitmore

Researching Joseph W. Kelley and Lydia Whitmore of Richland County 1850-1900 11 Dec. 2000 Danny W. Kelley

WICKES

I am looking for informaiton relating to: George Todd Wickes. His children were born as follows: Edward Dana Wickes 3/11/1870; James Henry Wickes 11/17/1872 died 5/12/1873[ Annie Webster Wickes 2/3/1874.   Understand all were born at Goodwill Plantation which George Todd Wickes owned. These children are all suppose to be buried their. Any data will be helpful.  27 Sept. 2003 Roger Kelley

WILKES

I am looking for relatives of Mallie Wilkes. He was my mother's first cousin. He was born in Franklin Co., NC around 1905. My last record of him showed him living in Franklin Co. around 1928 or 1929. He was believed to have gone to Columbia, SC. Would like to find decendents of Mallie's. Jan. 2004 Franklin White

Williams

We are looking for Emanuel Williams married to Essie Mitchum about 1931 in hopes that the info will help find the parents and grandparents. I've been looking for any info everywhere. Any suggestions would be helpful.30 Sept. 2001 B. G. Boniewicz
WILLIAMSON Sterling C. WILLIAMSON, born 1766, Brunswick Co, VA. Married 1791 Mary RIVES, daughter of Timothy RIVES of Columbia. Children of Sterling and Mary were Sterling Jr., Mary Ann, Charles, James, John, Priscilla, Timothy Martha, Hariettas?, and Warren. Sterling died 1841 in Houston Co, GA. http://graham.main.nc.us/~rjohnson/page5.html (12/19/96) Ron Johnson
WILLIAMSON Searching for information on Elizabeth Williamson married to Henry Price,mother of Jane Elizabeth Price born Aug 1,1853 and married to David Martin. 27 May 2002 S. Casper
WILLINGHAM I am attempting to find the ancestors of Jane Willingham of either Richland or Fairfield Co., SC. She is the wife of Philip Pearson, both born c1785-1800 in Richland Co., SC. (3/17/99) John Philip Adams

WILSON

I am researching surname Wilson, one of whom is Shelley Wilson (Male, Black) probably lived around early 1900's or late 1800's.  29 January 2000 B. Wilson Holmes

WILSON

am seeking information on the parents of Frances Adaline Wilson. She was born 6th of November 1830. She was also known as Fannie, Fanny, & Addie. She married James Boatwright Crane on 12 March 1857 in Sumter County, but the family seems to have jumped back & forth from Sumter to Richland Counties. 1 July 2004 Jeni Littles

WISE

I walk my dog along the trails and fire breaks of Ft Jackson and came across a sign along a trail with the word cemetary on it.  The sign has an arrow pointing in to the woods, which leads to another sign that simply said "cemetary # 6" there in the middle of the woods, no fence no bordering, just a spot in the thick woods next to a tree is a headstone.  It's very old but it appeared to say: "In memory of Darrell E. Wise, died on __ June 1864, was born on __ Jan 1842 was 23 years of age."   There were some plastic flowers there that are at least a couple of years old.  Please send information to tysariego@aol.com 17 Jan. 2000 Ty Sariego
WISE John Henry Wise (1853-1926) married Mary Jane Roberts. These are my grandparents. Looking for info on Mary's mother Sintella Shannon and husband Heziakiah Roberts, born around 1840 and lived at one time in Chester County at Blackstock. John Henry Wise and wife is buried along with my mother at Mt. Pleasant Bapt. Church Cemetery at Ft. Jackson, SC  (7/6/98 9:02:10 PM) John Howell
WOOTEN John Hamp Wooten Jr, Born Richland County South Carolina, February 1,1932 at Columbia Hospital. Father: John H Wooten. Mother: Ruth Rawlinson Wooten. Brothers: James Young Wooten and Charles William Wooten.  (4/17/99) John Hamp Wooten Jr

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