Source: The State newspaper, 31 Aug 1945, pages 1A & 3A
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sarah White Lily, daughter of Edmund Fleming Lily Sr and Elizabeth Billingsley, was my third great grandmother. Sarah was born in North Carolina 5 October 1803, married Walter Pharr (Far) Burns in 1827, and died in Anson County North Carolina 5 November 1895.
1850 Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville
23 September 1850 enumerated by J___ M Waddell
Sarah and Walter lived next door to Alexander Brooks and to William Baucom
1860 Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville
1880 Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville
Sarah White Lily Burns died 5 November 1895 and is buried at Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Polkton, Anson, North Carolina.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Nancy Dial is my 2nd great grandmother. She was born in 1813 in South Carolina and died in 1910 in Richland County South Carolina. I have not found her parents at this time.
She married James Brazell, son of John Brazell and Martha Parnold. They were the parents of seven children:
- William “Willie” Brazell 1855-1905
- John Brazell 1856-1952
- George Thomas Brazell 1858-1928
- James Henry Brazell 1856-1956
- John Randolph Brazell 1863-1952
- Charlotte Brazell 1866-1944
- Daniel Brazell born 1868
1850 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland, The District
9 September 1850 enumerated by L T Levin
James and Nancy Brazell lived next door to Joshua Hammond and his wife Elizabeth and to Sarah Dial.
1870 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland, Third Township
15 August 1870 enumerated by Philip Epstin
Nancy lived next door to Thomas Davis and his wife Mary and to William Brazell and his wife Mary.
I don’t know the date of death for James Brazell, but it appears he died after his son Daniel was born in 1868 and before the census was taken in 1870.
1880 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland, Columbia, Center Township
7 June 1880 enumerated by E_____ Leman
Nancy and her children lived next door to William Brazell and to John J Shirah and his wife Caroline.
Nancy Dial Brazell died in 1910 and is buried in Gibson Cemetery, West Columbia SC.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Malachi Harward, my 3rd great grandfather, was the son of Jacob Myrick Harward and Milea Yates (Yeats). He was born 6 January 1806 in North Carolina and died 13 May 1854 in Anson County North Carolina. He was the fourth child and the third son of Jacob Myrick and Milea.
He married Sarah Pritchard 28 June 1832 in Anson County at the age of 26. His entire life was spent there.
Malachi and Sarah had five children:
- Narcissa Howard 1831-1910 (my 2nd great grandmother)
- Jane Howard born 1833
- James Thomas Howard 1837-1893
- David Mack Howard 1838-1915
- Mary Howard born 1842
One of the documents from Malachi Harward’s Estate
Source: "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21454-1443-66?cc=1911121&wc=93LB-G5D:183204401,183304101,186356201 : accessed 15 Apr 2014), Anson County > H > Harward, Malachi (1854) > image 6 of 13; citing State Archives, Raleigh.
Malachi Harward is buried in the Harward Family Graveyard overlooking Rocky River.
I don’t have a lot of sourced information on Malachi, so he is still a work in progress.
Hezekiah Isaiah Wilson, called Uncle Babe by my mother, is my grand uncle. He is the tenth child and the eighth son of Rev Thomas H Wilson and Elizabeth “Betsy” Gulledge. Uncle Babe was born 6 October 1871 in Richland County, South Carolina where he lived all his life.
1880 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland County, Center Township
25 June 1880 enumerated by E_____ Leman
In 1898 he married Annie Dora Cooper, daughter of James Cooper and Laura Harwell.
1900 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland County, Center Township
20-21 June 1900 enumerated by Max LaBorde
Dwelling #392 Family #392 Wilson, Hezekia; head; 25 year old white male; born 1875; married 2 years; born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina; farmer
________, Annie; wife; 19 year old white female; born 1881; married 2 years; had one child who is still living; born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina
______, Denly; son; 1 year old white male; born 1899; born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina
Rev Thomas Wilson gave each of his children a portion of his land to build a house and rear their family. Hezekiah and Annie Dora lived next door to his parents, Rev Thomas and Elizabeth on one side and on the other side Will Rogers and his wife Dosia.
In 1910 Hezekiah and his family were living on Garners Ferry Road (possibly the same place as in 1900 but different designation on census). He and Annie Dora had 4 children.
1910 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland, Center Township, Dist 73
26 April 1910 enumerated by David M Haithcock
108 Garners Ferry Road Family #108 Wilson, Isic; head; 38 year old white male; married 14 years; farmer
_____, Annie; wife; 29 year old white female; married 14 years
_____, Denly; son; 11 year old white male’'
_____, Janie; daughter; 8 year old white female
_____, Gilbert; son; 4 year old white male
______, Minnie; daughter; 2 year old white female
Uncle Babe and Annie Dora lived next door to Lovett Drawdy and his wife Maggie and to Durham Brown and his wife Bebbie.
1930 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland, Garners Ferry, Dist 53
7 April 1930 enumeralted by John N Reese
Dwelling #21 Family #20 Wilson, Isaiah; head; 58 year old white male, first married at age 27; born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina; farmer
_____, Annie D; wife; 48 year old white female; first married at age 19; born in South Carolina; father and mother born in South Carolina
______, Gilbert; son; 19 year old single white male
_____, Laura B; daughter; 17 year old white single female
_____, Louis; son; 16 year old white single male
The family lived next door to Ada Weston and her children and to Willie Samuels and his wife Mattie.
1940 Federal Census, South Carolina, Richland, Leesburg, 40-71
15 April 1940 enumerated by Mrs. Hollie L Shealy
Household #43 Wilson, Isaac; head; 68 year old white married male; lived in same house in 1935; farmer
_____, Annie D; wife; 58 year old white married female; lived in same house in 1935
_____, Gilbert; son; 38 year old white single male; lived in same house in 1935; field hand
_____, Lewis; son; 24 year old white single male; lived in same house in 1935; laborer
Young, Frances*; aunt; 87 year old widow; born in South Carolina; lived in same house in 1935
Living next door were Simon Sinkler and his wife Estelle and Elvin Robert and his wife Mary.
*I do not know who Frances Young is at this time. She is either a sister of Thomas Wilson or Elizabeth Gulledge.
Annie Dora Cooper Wilson died 5 April 1959.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Walter Pharr Burns, son of James Burns and Penelope Pharr, was born in North Carolina 15 May 1795 and died 27 July 1864. He married Sarah White Lily, daughter of Edmund Fleming Lily Sr and Elizabeth Billingsley, about 1827. He is my 3rd great grandfather.
1830 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson
1840 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson
1850 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville*
23 September 1850 by John M Waddell
Enumerated here with Walter Pharr Burns is his daughter Diannah who is my 2nd great grandmother. She married William Nicholas Parker.
1860 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville*
10 June 1860 by _____ Hammond
Walter Pharr Burns and Sarah White Lily had the following children:
Elizabeth Laura Burns 1823-1894
Robert H Burns born 1827
Diannah Penelope Burns 1828-1899
Julian W Burns 1829-1908
Arminta Catherine Burns 1831-1895
Henrietta Caroline Burns 1833-1913
Anne Mariah Burns 1835
Margaret B Burns 1838-1897
William H Burns 1840-1862
Henry H Burns born 1841
Walter F Burns born 1848
*It is thought that the community (Burnsville) took its name from Walter Burns, who operated an early tavern in the area.
Source: History of Anson County North Carolina 1750-1976 by Mary L Medley