Wednesday, April 16, 2014

52 Ancestors-52 Weeks #15–Nancy Dial

 

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

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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

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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

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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.

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Nancy Dial Brazell was 79 years old instead of 19 years old when she died.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

52 Ancestors-52 Weeks #14-Malachi Harward (Howard)

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

1850 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville

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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.

52 Ancestors-52 Weeks #13–Hezekiah Isaiah “Babe” Wilson

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

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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

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Transcription:

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

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Transcription:

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

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Transcription:

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

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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.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

52 Ancestors-52 Weeks #12–Walter Pharr (Far) Burns

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

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1840 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson

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1850 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville*
23 September 1850 by John M Waddell

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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

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(Error in birthplace – he was born in NC)

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

Friday, April 11, 2014

52 Ancestors–52 Weeks #11–William Wiley Parker

William Wiley Parker, fourth child and eldest son of Nicholas Parker and Mary _____, was born in 1796 in Anson County North Carolina and died 6 April 1861. Wiley married Annice (Annis) Broadaway, the daughter of John Broadaway and Leah _____. William Wiley Parker is my 3rd great grandfather.
Wiley Parker 
Annis Broadaway Parker 

They lived at the Wiley Parker place near Burnsville, on the road between Burnsville and Oakboro. Later it became known as the Jack Simpson place and, even later, as the William H Curlee place.

Source: Parkers of Anson County North Carolina with Burneses and Curlees, Helen Parker Kelman, 1993, printed in Raleigh, NC, by Alphagraphics Printshops of the Future

1850 Federal Census, North Carolina, Anson, Burnsville
23 September 1850 by John M Waddell


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Transcription:

Dwelling #714 Family #714 Willie Parker, 54 year old male, farmer, born in NC
                                    Annice “, 45 year old female, born in NC
                                    Elizabeth J “, 15 year old female, born in NC
                                   James “, 13 year old male, born in NC
                                   John B Parker, 11 year old male, born in NC
                                   Martha A “, 9 year old female, born in NC
                                   Willie Thomas “, 7 year old male, born in NC


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Not enumerated in the 1850 census are:
-William Nicholas Parker, eldest child of William Wiley Parker and Annice Broadaway, born 1820. William Nicholas married Diannah Penelope Burns. William Nicholas Parker is my 2nd great grandfather.
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Sarah Leah Parker, born 1830, married Francis Marion Edwards-Judith Parker, born 1836

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The graves of William Wiley Parker and Annice Broadaway are in the Wiley Parker Graveyard, located on a slight hill behind the house.

Source: Parkers of Anson County North Carolina with Burneses and Curlees, Helen Parker Kelman, 1993, printed in Raleigh, NC, by Alphagraphics Printshops of the Future



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

52 Ancestors–52 Weeks #10 He Ran Away with the Circus - Carl Benjiman Curlee

 

Carl Benjiman Curlee led a colorful life. He was the son of Obediah Caldwell Curlee and Mary E Blakeney. Carl Benjiman “Zeke” Curlee was born 13 March 1888 in Monroe, Union, North Carolina and died 31 October 1957 in Kileen, Bell, Texas. He packed a lot of living in his 69 years. I will tell his story in pictures, newspaper clippings, and other documents.

Carl Benjiman 'Zeke' Curlee

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Ancestry.com. North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Register of Deeds. North Carolina Birth Indexes. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State Archives. Microfilm.

1900 Federal Census, North Carolina, Union, Monroe, Dist. 140
1 June 1900 Enumerated by J W Stern

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Transcription:
Dwelling No 36  Family No 38   Curlee O C, head, white married male, born Jan 1849, age 51, married 4 years
                                          _____ Wilma, wife, white married female, born Sept 1872, age 28, married 4 years, 4 children, 2 children living
                                          _____ Carl, son, white male, born Mar 1888, age 12
                                         _____ Pickett, dau, white female, born Oct 1899, age 1

At the age of 14, Carl ran away with the circus.Carl 'Zeke' Curlee's Real Home is 'Just All Over'
Newspaper article scan provided by Blair Case. Corpus Christi Caller Times 2 Feb 1948
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Excerpt from above newspaper clipping

1916 – Carl was a salesman living in the Hotel Walton in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data: Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory title page image for full title and publication information.

1917- Carl was a salesman living in the Hotel Walton in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data: Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory title page image for full title and publication information.

WWI Draft Registration Card

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Transcription:
1. Name in Full: Carl Benjiman Curlee
Age: 29
2. Address: Walton Hotel, Cinte, Ohio
3. Date of Birth: March 12, 1888
4. Natural Born
5. Where born: Monroe, NC, USA
6. Occupation: Salesman Auto
7. Where employed: Welbon Motor Car Co
8. Where employed: 7th & ____ Sts
9. _______: Wife and child
10. Married or single: Married
11. What military service have you had: Sergt _____ Infantry
    _______: _____ _____: USA
12. __________: Wife and child dependant
Signed: Carl Benjiman Curlee

Registrar’s Report:
1. Tall, medium or short: Tall   _______: Slender
2. Color of eyes: Blue   Color of hair: Brown   Bald: No
3. _______________: No
Frank Pendergast
6 Ward G
Cincinnati
Ohio                  June 5, 1917
William Zimmerman

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

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Newspaper article scan provided by Blair Case. Cincinnati Enquirer, 21 Oct 1918, page 7

Carl married Charlotte Kelly before 1915. They had a daughter Charlotte who was born in 1915. They are mentioned on the WWI Draft Registration Card.

In the 1920 census, Carl resides in the Ohio Penitentiary. He is widowed and is 31 years old.
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1920 Federal Census, Ohio, Franklin, Columbus Ward 9, Dist 163
6 January 1920 Enumerated by Frank O Howell


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Newspaper article scan provided by Blair Case. Cincinnati Enquirer, 15 Apr 1919, page 10

In 1928 Carl B Curlee lives in Chattanooga Tennessee and is general manager of J H Alday Motor Co. According to this City Directory entry, Carl is married to Regina.

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Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data: Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory title page image for full title and publication information.

1930 Federal Census, Texas, Nueces, Corpus Christi, Dist 1
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Carl B Curlee, head, age 40, married, first married at age 23, architect golf course
Regina T Curlee, wife, age 38, married, first married at age 23
Charlotte Curlee, daughter, age 15
List of Boarders

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Source: The Corpus Christi Times, February 23, 1939, page 1B

1940 Federal Census, Oregon, Linn, Albany, 22-4
April 5, 1940 Enumerated by Ethel G Caldwell
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Carl Curlee, head, married white male, 51 years old, born in NC, lived in Texas in 1935, Sect. Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Curlee, wife, married white female, 39 years old, born in North Dakota, lived in Texas in 1935, Dancing Teacher

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Source: Eugene Register-Guard - Nov 25, 1943 page 6

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Source: Prescott Evening Courier, July 23, 1945, page 8

Border Crossings: From Mexico to US 1895-1964
A3423 Brownsville, Texas, 1943 - 1964

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Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Passenger and Crew Lists of Airplanes Arriving at Brownsville, Texas, January 1943-September 1964; Record Group: 85, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Microfilm Serial: A3423; Microfilm Roll: 5.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

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Source: CC Caller Times, 21 July 1947, page 11

 Texas Death Index 1903-2000

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Carl Curlee
Carl Benjiman “Zeke” Curlee died 31 Oct 1957 of acute myocardial infarction. He had also been diagnosed with bronchiogenic carcinoma. He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Corpus Christi Texas.

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