CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA



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INDEX

BASCH, Harry Leo | BRADSHAW, Henry W. | BURNSIDE, Sophie | CARDINAL, William Francis | CLAGHORN & CUNNINGHAM STORE | CROSBY, Margaret | FORT SERVEN, | GRAHAM, Samuel | HALL, Ellis | HANCOCK, Charles J. | HANCOCK, Nancy Jane Collins | HANCOCK, Nixon M. | HART, Harriett Maria | HART, William | HILL, Melvin Ray | HODGES, Alberta | JOHNSON, Eleazor/Elijah | JOHNSON, Julia V. | JOHNSTON, Owen Benjamin Herbert | KENNEDY, William | LUSSIER, Henri | MACKINTOSH, Roderick | MAGNAN, John Baptist | MARTINS, Angelo Jesus | MASTERS, Frank M. | McCAIG, Arthur | McCARTHY FAMILY | McDANIEL, Hauouida | MOORER, Absolom | OWEN, Richard Darling | PARRAMORE, Thomas | PICKREN, William H. | RASCO, John | SHULER, Samuel L. | STOFER, John Reese | WALLASTON, Frank | WALLS, Alonza | WARD, William Livingston | WATSON, George | YOUMANS, John Benjamin |




Basch, Harry Leo
I am attempting to find any and all information regarding the surname BASCH in Chatham County. I have limited background information regarding any first names other than Harry Leo Basch and possibly Theodore Basch. I'm desperately seeking family tree information for my father.
Contact Emmary Nicholson with any information.
~ 8/23/02


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Bradshaw, Henry W.
am seeking information about my Great Grandfather. Henry W. Bradshaw was raised at the Bethesda Boys Home from 1884-1895. I also know that he lived at 223 W. Broad St. in what I assume was a boarding house run by Mrs.A.J. Brannen. He enlisted in the 1st Ga. Volunteers in 1898, and from the Philippines sent a monthly allotment to Mrs. Brannen. I am interested in any info concerning Henry. I have reached a dead end concerning his parents.
Contact Owen L. Bradshaw with any information.
~ 2/11/05


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Burnside, Sophie
My great-grandparents were James W. Bowman and Sophie Burnside who married in 1881 at the Wesley Monumental Methodist Church in Savannah. I have their original marriage certificate hanging up in my dining room! I just found out that James's parents were probably Samuel & Israeline Bowman who may have come from Effingham County. About Sophie, I know almost nothing, except that I found her and a sister living in a Savannah Orphan Asylum in the 1870 census. She died not long after my grandmother Nell was born in 1883 and a son James was born a little later. It's a real road block to find anything out about her--I'd really like to find her parents.
Contact Esther Benitez with any information.
~ 5/04/02


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Cardinal, William Francis
I am seeking information on the following marriage believed to have take place in early 1900s, 1900 to 1907. William Francis Cardinal b. 3 Jan. 1866 in Missouri d. 26 Sept. 1934 in Chatham Co., GA m. Rose Lassiter b. abt. 1878 in Sumner Co. TN d. before 1910 in Chatham Co. GA They had a son William F. Cardinal Jr b. 3 Jan. 1907 Chatham Co. GA d. 2 July 1996 Chatham Co. I would also like any information you may find on William Jr. This has been a brick wall and I wish to thank you in advance for any help you can give. William SR was my g-uncle.
Contact William E. Cardinal with any information.
~ 9/14/05


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Claghorn & Cunningham Store
Would you know what present day building would have been the Claghorn and Cunningham Store? I believe the 1859 Directory said it was located on the North Rear Corner of Bay and Drayton. I am trying to locate it because my g-g-grandfather was tried by the General Courts Martial in a room above the Claghorn and Cunningham store in 1864.
Contact JD Douglas with any information.
~ 12/02/04


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Crosby, Margaret
Can anyone in Savannah or who has access find an obituary or burial for Margaret Crosby probably in 1884. She seems to be in the directories until that year so I am assuming that might be year of her death. She was widow of William C. Crosby who died in 1881 and is buried in Lot 821 in Laurel Grove.
Contact Shirley Johnston LaGarde with any information.
~ 12/14/04


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Fort Serven
Where is fort serven located in chatham? My husband's uncle was a ship master there in 1915-1920?
Contact Gail Nettles with any information.
~ 06/25/06


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Graham, Samuel
Trying to find the names of the parents of Samuel Graham born in Chatham County, GA. Samuel Graham filed for Allopathic Certificate in Marshall County KY on April 15th, 1889 at the age of 65 and listed Chatham County, GA as his birth place. I am connected to him by a half brother, by the name of Richard "Dick" Mason Smith. I don't have the parents name of Mr. Smith all I have on him is his death date. Which is June 17, 1891 in Paducah, KY. (McCracken Co.) and that Mr. Smith was married to Eugenia Cravasco Hayley. No dates on marriage. Dick and Eugenia had six children that I know of. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
Contact Jan Gibson Frey with any information.
~ 06/08/06


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Hall, Ellis
Looking for parents of Ellis Hall born 1889 or 1890 in Savannah and died 1964 in Manatee County, FL. African American WWI Private (Engineers) veteran, worked in the Civil Conservation Corps in FL. Is listed in the 1930 census as living in Manatee County, FL. He was married (at least by 1926) to Elnora Wells, (born 1905 in Macon), and they had at least 7 children (Ellen, Calvin, Dorothy, Ernestine, Charles, Lawrence & Grace all born in Bradenton, FL).
Contact Sharon Davis with any information.
~ 8/23/02


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Hall, Ellis, Jr.
Looking for first child of Ellis Hall, Ellis Hall Jr. (born at least before 1926 in Georgia), who was the product of a previous relationship/marriage. Please contact Sharon Davis with any information.
Contact Sharon Davis with any information.
~ 8/23/02


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Hall, Savannah
Looking for sister of Ellis Hall, Savannah Hall born around 1910 in Georgia and died in the 1940s in Georgia.
Contact Sharon Davis with any information.
~ 8/23/02


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Hancock, Charles J.
I am looking for something that show's what Charles' middle name was. Can you help?
Contact Hazel Hancock with any information.
~ 5/13/02


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Hancock, Nancy Jane Collins
I am looking for the father of Nancy Jane Collins. Her mother was Fannie Wright. Can you help?
Contact Hazel Hancock with any information.
~ 5/13/02


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Hancock, Nixon M.
Born January 6, 1812 in either Bibb County, Ga or in SC. Married to Sarah Perdue in Bibb County in 1836. Died May 9, 1873 and buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery. I am looking for Nixon M. Hancock's parents. Can you help?
Contact Hazel Hancock with any information.
~ 6/18/02


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Hart, Harriett M.
My brick wall is Harriett M. Hart (or maybe Carpenter) b. Jan 26, 1801 Savannah, GA d. Jul 9, 1880 Savannah, GA. She married Herman Daggett Greene Mar 22, 1820 in Savannah, GA. Her children were Margaret Hart Greene, Sarah Jayne Greene, Susan Eliza Greene, and Herman Daggett Greene II. Who was her father? Her father-in-law said she was "an orphan lady whose father died at sea." He said she was Harriett Maria Carpenter. Her granddaughter said she was Harriett M. Hart. Charles H. Olmstead, son of Jonathan and Eliza Hart Olmstead called her "Auntie Greene." She is buried at Laurel Grove in the lot backing the Olmstead lot. Mrs. Margaret Hart is also buried in the Olmstead lot and was moved from Colonial Cemetery at the same time as Harriett's son Herman was moved. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Contact Linda Cox McNish with any information.
~ 5/13/02


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Hart, William
Margaret Carpenter, widow about 1800 married William Hart. Margaret had a daughter Harriet Maria Carpenter b. Jan 26, 1801 and a daughter Eliza Hart born 1802-1803. Does anyone know which William Hart--sailmaker or seaman? I have two--one died Nov 9, 1819 in the poorhouse, and the other died before June 19, 1816 when his widow Catherine filed to become admin. of estate citing she and one child as heirs. Eliza Hart also filed the same day to become admin. but apparently Catherine won. If this William Hart is husband of Margaret Carpenter he would have had to marry Catherine after Margaret died Nov 5, 1808. Both Harriet Carpenter and Eliza Hart petitioned the court to have Moses Sheftall become guardian. An interesting puzzle. Help!
Contact Linda Cox McNish with any information.
~ 7/3/02


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Hill, Melvin Ray
I hope you can help me. I have a nephew that died and was buried in Chatham Co.,. GA. He died in 1977. He was also a veteran. His name was Melvin Ray Hill. B: March 1932 and D; 1977, and he was a Baptist minister. But I don't know what Church he pastored. and I don't know what cemetery he was buried in. I would love to hear from you, I have tried for years to find him and can't. Thank you.
Contact Verlon Yager with any information.
~ 10/5/04


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Hodges, Alberta {Hester}
D/O Albert or Lester Hodges & Florence Unknown, born August 07, 1890/92 at #02 Bismark Street. Placed in Episcopal School circa 1896-98 by her mother. Would like to find information on Alberta's parents, about Bismark Street (does it still exist) records of the school/home, etc.
Contact Celie Knighton O'Rourke with any information.
~ 6/20/04


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Johnson, Eleazor/Elijah
I am trying to find the parents of Eleazor or Elijah Johnson born abt 1801 in Chatham Cty, GA. Hhe is my ggggrandfather. He's a brickwall I really wish someone would knock down.
Contact Idella with any information.
~ 8/23/02


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Johnson, Julia V.
I am searching for Julia V. Johnson who was born March 26, 1852 in Bibb County, GA and moved to the Savannah area after the death of her husband in 1893. She had three sons, Horace, Will and Arthur N. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Contact Cliff Hill with any information.
~ 5/09/02


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Johnston, Owen Benjamin Herbert
Looking for parents of Owen Benjamin Herbert Johnston. Born 1849 in Charleston, SC and died 1902 in Savannah. Married Ellen Coleman Pierson of Sparta, Ga. in Savannah in 1872. Was street car conductor in Savannah.
Contact Shirley Johnston LaGarde with any information.
~ 5/13/02


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Kennedy, William
He is the second husband of Emma Waller Skipper (widow of Samuel Skipper). He and Emma married about 1892 and lived in Chatham County at least in 1900. In 1910 according to the census she was then widowed from him. He had at least 4 children with Emma. The first child, George, was the son of Emma's first husband, Samuel Skipper. Then William and Emma had 3 of their own, Harriet (Hattie), Thomas, and a 3rd child. Please let me know of any information you may have about this man. Thank you!
Contact Barbara with any information.
~ 6/18/02


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Lussier, Henri
I have been searching for my mom's family for many years now. i just found out my grandfather died in savannah georgia. can you please help me, his name is henri lussier. he died august 28 1926. i know that he is buried in lowell mass.he was born on or about 1886. his wifes name was alice lussier .is their any way i can find out how he died.would appreciate anything you can tell me.
Contact Shirley DiGeorgio with any information.
~ 5/02/062


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Mackintosh, Roderick
Roderick Mackintosh, son of Captain John Mackintosh and Margaret McGillivray. May have been married to Christine Matthewson, am uncertain about this. Any information about Roderick will be most appreciated. Thank you.
Contact Dorca with any information.
~ 5/13/02


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Magnan, John Baptist
I am searching for the burial place of my gggg grandfather who died in Savannah on April 20, 1822. His birth name was Marie Gabriel Francois Jean Baptiste Magnan (he was french born in West Indies) but his "Americanized" name was John Baptist Magnan. He and his wife, Louise Suzanne Victoire Magnan (she was born a Magnan, they were cousins) lived in Augusta, Ga. from 1790's until her death in July 1815. Then he moved to Savannah. They were catholics and would have had a catholic funeral but I don't know where either of them is buried. She may be buried in Augusta (if so, we haven't located a grave) but I'm pretty sure he was buried in Savannah. HELP!!!
Contact Marsha Faulk with any information.
~ 6/26/02


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Martins, Angelo Jesus
I am looking for Angelo Jesus Martins died Feb 17, 1969 - County Chatham - Married to Gladys H. Martins. He is my grandfather on my mother's side. I found him in New York in 1918 - and lost track of him. Don't know when he went to Chatham and if he married Gladys there. Could you help me in any way?
Contact Grace Bergenn with any information.
~ 6/21/04


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Masters, Frank M.
Need info. on Frank M. Masters; Buried in Bonaventure Cem. In Fennel Plot; wife, Mary P. Masters; Daughters, Alice and Stella Masters. Help appreciated.
Contact George Lanier with any information.
~ 3/1/04


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McCaig, Arthur
I am most interested in Mr. Gilliland's(or Gilland) marraige...what was his wife's maiden name? A border with the family, Arthur McCaig may have been related to the Gillilands in some way...Mrs. Gilland could have been his aunt or sister. Who did his children marry? How long did Arthur McCaig remain a border with him? Arthur McCaig is my great-grandfather and I know he came to the U.S. from Ireland but I do not know his port of departure and entry nor the name of his ship. It is believed he left Ireland in 1860; are there records of his naturalization?
Contact Kate McCaig with any information.
~ 6/18/02


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McCarthy Family
I am trying to find out about some MCCARTHY's in the Chatham area. I am searching for the parents of Rosa MCCARTHY b. mid-late 1870's, d. Sep 12, 1912 Tampa, Florida ,MAMIE MCCARTHY b. Dec 25, 1879 Pembroke, GA d. Oct 22, 1922 Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina, Louise MCCARTHY b. Sep 8, 1885 Georgia d. Mar 28, 1939 Chicago, Illinois. Louise is known to have married in Pooler,GA to George JANTZEN in 1903 then to William J. LAYTON in 1911. Their father is said to have been a trapeze circus performer who ran out on his family. Some time after the girls mother was sick and died. The girls were adopted out. Mamie officially to a DUKES family, Louise unofficially to a GRADY family and Rosa to an unknown family. Any help would be welcome.
Contact Bryan Ballowe with any information.
~ 2/21/05


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McDaniel, Hauouida
I'm trying to locate a missing relative. I have a school picture from mid to late 50's; Her name is Hauouida McDaniel ( Weeda for short ) the picture shows she was 13 years old, 8th grade, Washington Ave. 535 E. 54th street Savannah Ga. I have E-Mailed the communications dept. manager at Chatham County School System with no response. PLEASE HELP ME. Not sure this school still exist. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Contact Rick McDaniel with any information.
~ 4/24/06


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Moorer, Absolom
In the 1877 directory of Chatham Co, my great-grandmother was listed as a widow of Samuel Shuler. (we have no idea what happened to him or where he was buried. His full name was Samuel L. Shuler and he was from Orangeburg, SC. We checked in Orangeburg and he is not buried there.) My great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Moorer. She and my great-grandfather were married in Feb. 1876. They had a son born on Dec. 23, 1876, also named Samuel. Mary and little Sam lived in Savannah with her mother and step-father, Sarah and Edward Nix. Mary died in 1889 in Telefair hospital and is buried in the Nix plot in Laurel Grove Cem. Mary had a brother, Absolom Moorer, who married Ella Wilkerson. He and P. W. Bennett had an ornamental sign business on Bull St. (1883-1884) Ellie died and I can't find any information on Absolom after that. I think they still had children. Any help on these queries would be wonderful!
Contact Joyce Bibeault with any information.
~ 5/04/02


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Owen, Richard Darling
My brickwall is Richard Darling Owen (went by R.D.). Had two sons, William Edward Payne Owen and George Alexander Owen. He was married to Elizabeth O. and possibly had an earlier marriage. I would very much like to find who R.D.'s parents are. Also, any information that would prove he was married to Elizabeth O. prior to 1867.
Contact Joyce Curr with any information.
~ 8/23/02


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Parramore, Thomas
Looking for the death date of Thomas Parramore, he died about 1810 or 1811 in Glynn Co I think. Thought it might have been put in some of the county papers as he lived in Effingham Co for a number of years. Appreciate any help with this.
Contact Addie P. Howell with any information.
~ 5/09/02


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Pickren, William H.
My great great grandfather (William H. PICKREN) died during the Civil War while at Camp Phillips/Camp Beaulieu (on the Beaulieu plantation). He died in April 1862. He is not buried next to his wife in the family cemetery plot in Columbus, GA. I "assume" he was buried near where he died. I have spoken with someone in the office of each cemetery in Savannah and they all said there is no CW soldier by that name buried in their cemetery. Does anyone know if there might have been a cemetery on the Beaulieu plantation where soldier burials were made? Are there other very old cemeteries near the old Beaulieu plantation? Any information would be appreciated.
Contact Bill Bartlett with any information.
~ 10/9/05


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Rasco, John
I am searching for John Rasco listed in the 1830 Chatham Census in the Ogeechee District. John is listed as being born in South Carolina in October, 1808. He served in the Indian Wars in 1836 enlisting in Fayetteville, Georgia and serving in Capt. Stell's company. John, his first wife Clarissa and their first son Charles Jeremiah Rasco moved into Alabama and lived in the Talladega/ Randolph County area(later Clay County) all their lives. John remarried in 1865 after the death of his first wife to Mary Kinard Hingson. Help would be appreciated.
Contact Wayne Rasco with any information.
~ 5/29/02


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Shuler, Samuel L.
In the 1877 directory of Chatham Co, my great-grandmother was listed as a widow of Samuel Shuler. (we have no idea what happened to him or where he was buried. His full name was Samuel L. Shuler and he was from Orangeburg, SC. We checked in Orangeburg and he is not buried there.) My great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Moorer. She and my great-grandfather were married in Feb. 1876. They had a son born on Dec. 23, 1876, also named Samuel. Mary and little Sam lived in Savannah with her mother and step-father, Sarah and Edward Nix. Mary died in 1889 in Telefair hospital and is buried in the Nix plot in Laurel Grove Cem. Mary had a brother, Absolom Moorer, who married Ella Wilkerson. He and P. W. Bennett had an ornamental sign business on Bull St. (1883-1884) Ellie died and I can't find any information on Absolom after that. I think they still had children. Any help on these queries would be wonderful!
Contact Joyce Bibeault with any information.
~ 5/04/02


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Stofer, John Reese
I am looking for the family of JOHN REESE STOFER in SAVANNAH GA. Any information will be appreciated.
Contact Bettie and Jay with any information.
~ 5/13/02


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Wallaston, Frank
I am looking for my great-grandfather and his family in and around Savannah, GA in the mid-late 1800s. I have a lead on this family but am struggling to find anything about them. My great-grandfather's name was Frank Wallaston, Sr. and he was born between 1883-1887 in Georgia. He was married to Ella Jacobs Heberer in St. Louis, MO abt 1924 and had a son, my grandfather, Frank Wallaston, Jr., in Mar-1925. Soon after, they removed from St. Louis to Savannah. Recently I found a Thomas Wollaston and wife Maggie, in both the 1920 and 1930 census of Chatham Co., Savannah, Ga... the 1930 census has their son, Frank living with them- he is married and born around 1883 (although his wife and child are not in the household......My grandfather, Frank Jr., did tell me that his father left the family early on as an alcoholic- which might explain this). I am looking to find any evidence or information about the WALLASTON (WOLLASTON) family of Savannah to help prove or disprove my findings, as well as help me piece together my past. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Contact Scott Rimell with any information.
~ 10/9/03


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Walls, Alonza
I am looking for Alonza Walls (W) from either south Carolina or Georgia. Born about 1850. Married Julia Johnson before 1868. Three girls, Anna, Reloya and Algerine or Algie. He divorced or died before 1880. Any help would be great.
Contact Ron O'Leary with any information.
~ 10/29/04


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Ward, William Livingston
I am trying to find information about my great grandfather, William Livingston Ward, who was born in GA July 30, 1857, was a railroad foreman and a farmer, and died June 22, 1907, in Millegeville. He was buried at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Savannah. He was married to Mary Cowan Hutton, who was from Scotland. I would like to know the names of William Ward's parents. I know that his mother's last name was Turner. I don't know how far back the Livingston name was a surname, but obviously someone came from Scotland. If anyone has any information about the Wards or the Huttons, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.
Contact Gayle Bennett Aiesi with any information.
~ 8/17/03


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Watson, George
Please help break down my BRICKWALL! I need any information available on my great grand dad: GEORGE WATSON. In the 1889 city directory (Savannah) he is listed as working for the C.R.R. and in the 1891 city directory, his wife MARY A. is listed as a widow. ANY dates, names, places, cemeteries or even what happen to GEORGE WATSON would be a major break thru for me.
Contact George Watson with any information.
~ 5/13/02


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Youmans, John Benjamin
I am seeking information on John Benjamin 'Ben' Youmans and wife, Ella Williams. They were born (respectfully 1870 & 1867) in Ridgeland, SC. I've been told they migrated to Skidway Island and then to Savannah by 1910. Both supposedly died in Savannah (he around 1947) but I've not found any evidence they ever lived in Chatham County. Would appreciate any help.
Contact Nancy Evans Parr with any information.
~ 6/26/02


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