Charleston 1998 Queries

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Dave Eason
EASON
Looking for parents of John EASON b. 1730 d. 31 December 1799 m. Mary ? b. ? d. 18 March 1814. Their children were 
John EASON b. ? d. 31 December 1803; Sarah EASON FRANCIS RUSSELL d. 1 April 1860; Robert EASON b. 15 January 1799? d.18 August 1838; James EASON b.31 Dec 1784 d.19 November 1820 and William EASON b.1771 d. 04 July 1813.
19 Apr 1998

G. S. Gaillard
EASTERBY
Looking for info on or those who have an interest in John M. EASTERBY b. 1821, Charleston d. 8 November 1884, Charleston; and Mary F. LYON EASTERBY b. 1830, Connecticut d. 13 November 1880, Charleston. He may have worked for a railroad company and both are believed to be buried at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston.
25 Jan 1998

Calvert Easlick
EASTLICK
Mary EASTLICK, a prisoner from Newgate, along with 65 others, was received on board the ANNE, Capt. Thomas WRANGHAM, docked in London, and set to sail after 21 Feb 1724, to VA or the Carolinas. Guildhall, London, has no record of a Landing Certificate for that voage, but the receipt for prisoners was found in Philadelphia papers purchased by the State Library of VA. This would tend to suggest the notion that 
the voyage had been completed, but to what port? Mary's 
husband Samuel, had been transported to Port Annapolis, MD, and arrived there in September 1723. Can someone suggest resources for ca 1724-1731? For those interested in seeing the ANNE's passenger list, send me a SASE and I'll be glad to respond; no charge.Ed Easlick, 7619 Cotfield Road, Richmond, VA 23237.
12 Jan 1998

Joseph T Fleming
ELFE
Much has been written on Charleston's famous cabinet-maker, Thomas ELFE, but little can be found on his second wife, Rachel. Particularly interested in the names of her parents and dates of birth and death. On p. 143 of Smith and Salley's "Register of St. Philip's Parish, Charles Town, 1754-1810," is found reference 
to her marriage to Thomas ELFE: "On the 29th, December 1755, Thomas ELFE and Rachel PRIDEAU, were married ..." Likewise in Burton and Humphrey's books on ELFE, she is also called 'PRIDEAU.' Have been unable to find anything on a PRIDEAU family in Charleston at that time. Given that in the handwriting 
of the day, a closely written 'o' and 'l' might appear as a 'd', I 
have wondered if Rachel might have been, in fact, a PRIOLEAU, though I can find no record to tie her to that family. Her daughter, Hannah ELFE (who married Francis BONNEAU) was grgrgrgrgrandmother.
2 May 1998

Francesca Sutton
EVANS
Seeking info on the EVANS family. Thomas EVANS IV b. 1743 Cheraw District (Marlboro) d. 11 November 1800 Charleston 
m. Elizabeth HODGES b. abt. 1752 Cheraw District d. 20 November 1798 Charleston; son, Abel Edward EVANS b. 10 November 1798 Charleston m. 20 November 1823 Darlington, SC Martha Ann MANDEVILLE b. 21 August 1804 Cheraw District, St. Davids Parish (Darlington).
3 Feb 1998

Ben Reynolds
FAIR
Seeking to share info on FAIR family.
26 Feb 1998

Pat Hardison
FARMER
Would like to correspond with anyone doing research on the FARMER name.
24 May 1998

Larry Mulligan
FEHAN
Looking for Ellen (MULLIGAN) FEHAN, 22 Pinkney Street, Charleston, on or about October 25, 1856.
28 Dec 1998

Dolores Burris
FENDER
Searching for info on the FENDER family. They came to Charleston in October 1751 on the Ship ANNE along with other immigrant familes. Among them were the HEYER, STOLTZNER, RENTZ, PLATZ, MAYER, BERKLEY, CROFT, EITING, GUERARD, and DURST families. They all received plats of 
land and settled in the Charleston District. Am searching for info on David FENDER, son of Matthew FENDER b. 21 October 1786 Colleton District and wife Mary HIRE; had 13 children, one, Martin, my ggggrandfather b. 1803. Appreciate 
any info on these families.
14 Jan 1998

Wynelle Fender Jones
FENDER
Would like to hear from anyone doing research on the FENDER name in Charleston. Have info from 1751, would share.
4 Mar 1998

Roy W. Finley
FINLEY/MANN
Looking for info on the children of Jacob and Jemima (MANN) FINLEY m. 26 November 1801 at the Independent Congregational Church, Charleston. Son, James Sandiford b. 
14 June 1803, son, Robert Mann b. 24November 1805. Looking for Henry FINLEY who married Permelia, and Thomas S. FINLEY. I know that Jacob died before 1830 because Jemima 
is listed as head of household in the 1830 census. The 1820 census documents 2 men over the age of 45 in Jacob's household, so Henry and Thomas may be his nephews, and not his sons. 
Also looking for info on Jemima MANN's family, have reason 
to believe she may have been Native American.
14 Feb 1998

John Simons
FLATMAN/DUBOSE
Looking for info on Henry Harmon FLATMAN b. Germany m. Adrana DUBOSE, sister of Richard DUBOSE, owned and ran a grocery store in Charleston; had a Plantation between Eutawville and Holly Hill; hand one child, Henry Harmon FLATMAN, Jr.
m. Mary TINDAL. After Henry, Sr. passed away, Adrana m. William MIMS.
6 Apr 1998

Beckie Bailey
FOARNS/FOANS/FORNES
Searching for any info regarding the surname of  FOARNS, FOANS, or FORNES. In particular, Daisy, b. 8 September 1881/1884 in Charleston. She was the daughter of G. Edwin 
and Mary Louisa.
31 Mar 1998

Annette Ford
FORRESTER
Trying to locate the grave of my ancestor, Baillie FORRESTER. The only clues is a deed in which he gave his residence as 
Prince William Parish and this line from his obituary, which appears in the CITIZENS GAZETTE Saturday, 23 June 1804: "Died at Hampstead yesterday morning, Mr. Bailey (sic) FORRESTER, Merchant, of Prince William's Parish". Understand from the historical society that Hampstead was a "suburb" of Charleston and is now in the city limits in an industrial district. Does anyone know exactly where Hampstead was and if there are any cemeteries there? Are the cemeteries
of the county indexed anywhere?
24 Jan 1998

James Johnson
FOXWORTH
Want to otain info about family of Sarah FOXWORTH, wife of  Robert GRANT. Married ca 1799 at Sampit, SC, Waterfield/Waterford Plantation.
17 Jan 1998

Wilbur M. Franklin, Sr.
FRANKLIN
Need info on John FRANKLIN and wife Susanna who lived south of Charleston. Their daughter Rachel was born there in 1813.
3 May 1998

G. Ortell
FRAZIER/FRASHER
Seeking info on Alexander Garden FRAZIER/FRASHER, merchant of Charleston who married 1812 Frances WEBB in N.Y.C. They had at least one son, Orange Webb FRAZIER, baptized in the Presbyterian Church and may have returned to 
SC or to Scotland.
7 Apr 1998

Virginia Ann Faile Goude
FREEMAN/TAYLOR
Seeking info on Ruby Virginia FREEMAN. She was married 3 times: 1)Henry David FAILE; 2)Harold Douglas ALTMAN; 3)Leon POPE. She was d/o John Edward FREMANN and Claudia Ann TAYLOR. John Edward FREEMAN was twice married Had four children by first wife: Odell; Merle; Hayward; and Ruford who died in the war. John Edward and Claudia had the following children: James Manie FREEMAN; Kathleen FREEMAN MCCANNLY KNIGHT; Ethel FREEMAN CHAVIS; Harry D. FREEMAN; Clinton FREEMAN; William Arnold FREEMAN; my mother Ruby FREEMAN and two children deceased. Will share info.
22 Apr 1998

Harry Mason
GAINES
Searching for info on John R. GAINES. He was married to Mary Elizabeth STONE on 15 August 1874 in New Orleans. Marriage record states that he was a native of SC. His parents were George Henry GAINES and Alice GAINES. His death certificate states that he was a native of Charleston, SC. He died 12 September 1884 in New Orleans at the age of 54, so must have been born around 1830. He is listed in the 1875 New Orleans City Directory, but is not in the 1870 or 1866 directories.
14 Apr 1998

M. K. Feeney
GALLAGHER/BURNS
Looking for info on John and Catherine BURNSGALLAGHER
ca 1850-1856, came to Charleston from Ireland via NY. Son, Charles J. b. 1855 Charleston. At least one other infant died of diptheria, 1850-1856. Moved to Iowa in 1856. Also info on Patrick and Elizabeth BURNS GALLAGHER, ca 1852-1865. Elizabeth and Patrick were married in Charleston, late 1850s 
and moved ot Iowa in early 1860s. John and Patrick were brothers, Catherine and Elizabeth were sisters. Would 
appreciate names of Catholic Parishes which served Charleston and names and addresses of cemeteries for period 1850-1865.
2 Mar 1998

Woody Weatherford
GODFREY/WEATHERFORD
Looking for any info on a Charlette GODFREY, daughter of John and Ann MOORE GODFREY with sister, Harriet and brother Benjamin. John was a descendent of John GODFREY, I believe him to be one of the original settlers of Charleston. Charlette married Elias WEATHERFORD and settled in the St. James/Goose Creek area about 1813.
10 Feb 1998

Wilma Godsey Yantz
GODFREY/GODSEY
Looking for any GODFREY/GODSEY connection. Mid 1600's and on info on the H. S. RICHMOND that landed in Charles Town. Left England twice, may have wrecked off shore on second trip. Survivors swam to shore? had Huguenots on board.
20 Jan 1998

Chad W. Graham
GRAHAM
Trying to find info on my family from the Lake City, Scranton 
and Kingstree area of SC. Please help if you have info on Commadora Sims GRAHAM b. 10 Jul 1865 d. 2 Feb 1923 m. Fornie V. ARD. Their children were: Lillie b. 25 Feb 1895 
d. 5 Mar 1895; Alford E.; Rosanna; Oscar; Laurie E.; Curtis 
b. 2 Oct 1912 d. 23 Jul 1964; English Norman b. 
19 Mar 1902 d. 16 Jul 1987 m. Lillie SAUL b. 15 Dec 1920. Other GRAHAM's that I have not tied to my tree but wish info 
on are William Eligah GRAHAM b. 1864 d. 1923; Herbert 
Roger GRAHAM  born 01 November 1936 m. Glenda TRULUCK. Also looking for info on these families: STONE, FLOWERS, SAULS, SAWYER, and LOCKLAIR
6 Feb 1998

Jean Grant Arnao
GRANT
Looking for descendants of  Thomas Grant; also the surnames Gathers, and Dingle
30 Dec 1998

Martha Shipman
GRAVLIN
Searching for Earl GRAVLIN, Jr.'s burial place in Charleston. 
He died 3 December 1950 (suicide).
29 Mar 1998

Tim Miller
GRAY
Looking for info on Carolina Louisa GRAY m. William 
MILLER 1843. They moved from Charleston to Cobb Co., GA 
in the 1850's. Would like to know who are parents and names of any children.
21 Jan 1998

Claudia Wellington
GREEN
Have traced grandmother's side of family to Charleston, SC. 
The last person found was Toby GREEN ca 1740. Are an African-American family so don't know what kind of records were kept then, but grandmother's maiden name was MCGUINESS or a variation on the spelling. She often spoke of Summerville. Need help locating anyone remotely connected or sources, people to contact, etc.
10 June 1998

Bruce Moore
GRIMES
Researching a James and Julia GRIMES who lived in Collins, 
SC during 1898-1902. Believe that Collins was in Colleton Co 
at that time. Julia may have been a BRONSON or some variation of that name (BRANSON, BRINSON, BRUNSON). The only piece of family info handed down is that a son, James H. GRIMES was born in Collins on 14 April 1902. Other children included Joe and Nora, but their birthdates and places are not known. Later, the children were for some reason placed in an orphanage and nothing is known of James or Julia after that. Would appreciate suggestions on where to find info on this family. Also John Henry GRIMES who married Julia KENT
and lived in the Charleston area around 1900. The place names Adams Run and Ravendale, SC, seem to pop up in family lore.
15 Apr 1998

Bob Graham
GRIMSLEY
Looking for info on the GRIMSLEY family from Charleston Co. My gggrandfather was John BRIGHT, d. abt 1865, that married 
a lady with the maiden name of GRIMSLEY in the late 1850's. Her first name may be Mattie. She was possibly from Charleston. They had a son named William BRIGHT b. 1861. Have old photo's of a John GRIMSLEY and a Mattie GRIMSLEY taken around 1900 in Charleston. Not sure of their relationship to my ggrandmother. They lived somewhere in NC, maybe Columbus Co. She may have had a brother named John. Any info on the GRIMSLEY line would be helpful.
9 Jan 1998

Gennie Kennedy
GROOMS
Looking for info on grgrandfather John GROOMS, b. 1848 d.1892 Charleston, SC m. Naomi Victoria MURRAY, lived in Charleston, SC in 1892 at 147 St. Philip St. They had children Agnes Elizabeth b. 1881, John Solomon b. 1883, Catherine Davey b. 1885, and Fletcher Haroyl b. 1887. In August 1892 the children were placed temporarily in the Charleston Orphan House because of the death of their father. Have not been able to find out anything about the death and burial of John GROOMS. Need to find grave and record of death.
27 Nov 1998

Keith Vining 
HAGOOD
Looking for info on my gggggrandfather, Dr. Zachariah HAGOOD who moved his family from somewhere in SC to North AL 
around 1816. Do not have more to go on. 
4 Jul 1998

Ian W.Anderson
HALL
Looking for info on John & Hanna ABBOTT HALL of  Bristol, England three of whose sons George Abbott HALL, Nathanial HALL and Daniel HALL settled in Charleston early to mid 1700s. Have some info on them. Is the Church & Churchyard Cemetery of St.Michael's is still in existance and if so has a tombstone(and the writing on it) for Daniel (died 4 June 1811) and his wife Susan MATTHEWS HALL (died 1846) stood the ravages of time. Trying to find out what is Flat Rd. Smiths Lake, NSW. 2428, Australia. 
19 May 1998

John Morrison
HAMILTON
Looking for family of David HAMILTON (1749-1794)and Elizabeth Norris REYNOLDS (1755-1807). Their daughter 
Mary T. HAMILTON b. 1785 Charleston Co., SC m. 20 Feb 1806 Charleston, SC Timothy SULLIVAN. Looking for a connection between David HAMILTON and the BALL, James HAMMONDS and Gen Wade HAMPTON families.
22 May 1998

Jerry M. Hannah
HAMPTON
Looking for info on Nancy HAMPTON b. 14 February 1817 in ?, d. 11 February 1870 in ?. She m. 21 December 1837 in Charleston, SC Henry SHAW b. 17 October 1813. 
11 Jun 1998

Whitney Harken
HARKEN/BULWINKLE
Seeking info on John Henry HARKEN b. 1839 in Germany(?) m. Anna Louise BULWINKLE b. 1852 Charleston (?). John Henry was a grocer. They are buried in the Bethany Cemetery. (There are several other BULWINKLE's but don't know how they might link.) Would like to find parents and any siblings. 
11 May 1998

Valerie Volaski
HARRIS
Trying to obtain documentation on my grgrandmother, Amelia HARRIS b. Charleston, SC abt 1862. Family legend states Amelia was from a wealthy family in the silk import business. She had a brother, Henry, who became a lawyer in New York City. She married my grgrandfather, Harry VOLASKI abt 1883 and settled in Richmond, VA. Their first child, Zachrias VOLASKI was b. in New Egypt, NJ 21 December 21 1884. 
8 May 1998

Cydney King Mullen
HATCH
Trying to obtain info on Emma HATCH. She placed her six year old son, Melvin C. HATCH, in the Charleston orphanage in 
1866 (according to the orphanage records, she was considered 
a woman of "ill-repute" and all that is listed about Melvin's 
father is that he was a confederate soldier from GA.) No name. Don't know whether Emma was a married woman with HATCH as her last name, or if it was her maiden name. Melvin is my great-grandfather, and we have his birthday and deathday, where he is buried, etc. Emma's address was listed as on Elliott Street, and the house is still standing. I wonder if she lived there alone 
or with her family? I am really interested in pursuing Emma's line, or finding more info.
10 Aug 1998

Calvin Wiggins
HATCHELL
Researching the HATCHELL family which lived in Charleston 
in 1860 and 1870. Cannot find Marris W. HATCHELL b. 
ca 1840 Marion Co., SC. He appears to have left Willow Creek after the Civil War and moved to Charleston. He has been 
picked up in 1860-1870 with wife, Laura J.
19 Jan 1998

Jean Royal
HEFFERNAN
Looking for info on Dennis HEFFERNAN who lived in Charleston, SC from 1851 to 1868. He was a wheelwright who had a shop on Calhoun St. He was married to Margaret 
THOMAS and had 4 children: William 1850, James 1852, Margaret 1859, and John Edward 1862. Both he and his wife died in Charleston; his wife in 1866 and Dennis in 1868. They are buried in St. Lawrence Cemetery as are their children.
7 Aug 1998

James Henderson Paget
HENDERSON
Looking for information on Samuel HENDERSON  b. 1784 SC. Four brothers came to the Charleston area from Ireland, one named William. 
18 Dec 1998

James Roy Tabone
HEYWARD
Looking for info on HEYWARD family of pre-Revolutionary 
and post- Revolutionary period. Grgrandmother Maude Dowling TURNER 1872-1972; grandfather James Hamilton TURNER 1897-1992, and gruncle William Heyward TURNER 1904-1998, have related abt our family linked to the HEYWARD's of SC. Was told Maude TURNER's husband William H. TURNER 1868-1929 s/o Celeste HANKINSON and James TURNER, the elder, who died young 1874/1875. Celeste remarried a kinsman of James, Council TURNER. She recalled how Celeste scrimped and sacrificed to make ends meet. Young William "Willie" as 
she called him, had a small sister named Lulu who was abt 2 or 
3 years old. Times were so difficult Celeste had to call on members of the HEYWARD family to help their financial crisis. Was Celeste a d/o this HEYWARD family? Was it the family of Daniel HEYWARD or his son Daniel Barnwell HEYWARD?
8 May 1998

John Biskupski
HRABOWSKI
Seeking any info regarding HRABOWSKI (HARBOUSKI - HARBOWSKIE, etc.) family. Samuel d. 1777 Charleston; John appears in the census of 1800. Some descendants appear to have moved to AL bef 1854, including: Lemuel, Charles and John (one of these might have married a woman with the surname SIMS.)
8 Jun 1998

Nancy Prouty
HUGHES/MATHEWS 
Looking for info on Edward HUGHES m. Louisa MATHEWS, d/o a wealthy planter who lived near Charleston. They lived during the Revolutionary War period. They had the following children: Josiah Powel, James Fisher (1798 - 1853), George Mathews, Martha, Optimas, Jerimiah, Maria and John HUGHES. James Fisher HUGHES b. 1798 Charleston m. Martha STEVESON. Their children: Charles Edward (1821 - 1888), George Mathews, Josiah Powel, Louisa Maria, Joel Wesley, Martha Lavinia, Daniel Friday, Sally, and Sarah Jane HUGHES.
23 Apr 1998

Zane Perry
HUTCHINSON
Looking for info on the HUTCHINSON family. The 1790 Census in the Marion District, Georgetown Co. lists two -- Arthur HUTCHESON and Aaron HUTCHESON. Various spellings of these gentlemen include HUTCHERSON, HUTCHESON, HUTCHENSON, HUTCHISON, and the current spelling of HUTCHINSON. Per the SCGenWeb info I have read the pre-1785 info for the Marion 
Co. area is listed in Charleston Co., SC. Since I live in VA and do not have ready access to the Charleston area I was hoping 
that someone may have come upon a variation of this name that they could pass along as a clue for me to follow. Please e-mail me or send a letter to: Zane Perry Rt. 1 Box 34-A1 Hinton, VA 22831
27 Jul 1998

Montez H. Sandlin
HYAMS
Searching for the names of the parents of Mordecai Elisha HYAMS who was born in Charleston on 28 September 1819. 
The only true fact known about him is that he had a sister 
named Julia. Family legend says he was a cousin of Judah P. BENJAMIN.
12 Jan 1998


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