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HUFFMAN/HUFFAM: Mary "Polly" Huffman/Huffam was born about 1810. I am currently researching the Huffman family from Newberry District, South Carolina. Family removed to Warren County, Indiana when Polly was a small girl. Who were her parents? Welcome any research tips! Thanks in advance. Contact

McDONALD: I am seeking information on John McDonald, born in Newberry District in 1814. He moved to Pickens Cty, Alabama around 1836 and married Anna Elizabeth Lowe in Pickens Cty, Alabama. Four children were born in Alabama: Sarah, Mary, Elvira, George Cobb. They moved on to Arkansas. I am looking for the parents of this John McDonald. Any information on this family will be appreciated. Ann Hunter. Contact:

Evins, Waters: Isaac Evins married Parmelia Waters, daughter of Thomas Willoughby Waters.  Isaac, Permelia and daughter Caroline are found 1850 in Newberry County and 1860 in Spartanburg.  Isaac was in the Confederate service and in 1870 he and his family were found in Rome, Ga.  They are buried at Cave Spring, Ga.  I am searching for information on the parents and siblings of Isaac Evins.  Contact

Goshen Hill: I'm looking for the street address of the West End Cemetery. I would also like to know where on Old Buncombe Road Goshen Hill is located. All help is appreciated. Thank you. Josh Skinner Contact

Richards, Mathew: My ancestor is Mathew Richards b 1808 SC who went to Yalobusha Co., MS before 1840. He married Jane Boydston, dau of John Pruitt Boydston. I’m looking for proof that the Mathew in 1820 census, Barnwell Dist., is mine. The Mathew name was used for generations and my grandfather, Epsie Clarence Richards, was the son of Mathew Richards who married Hattie Sanders in MS. I noticed that living by Mathew in 1820 is a Joannah (female) Boydston; maybe she fits in somewhere. Mathew is there in 1810 also, there’s also a William Richards, another common name in the family. Have you heard of this family? Please contact Janice Taylor:

Newberry County:  There is a great debate between Newberry City officials and Newberry County officials over the authenticity of city lore stating the old shirt factory was originally a mule barn.  If anyone has information to authenticate the supposition it would be greatly appreciated.  An old photo would be even better.  At present the County owns the building and wants to raze it to build a storage facility.  The City wants the building preserved for its historical significance.  Thank you for any help.  Contact Edith Greisser at

Liles, Chick, Miller:  Henry Liles, probably born c1775 supposedly married one Elizabeth Chick.  I am trying to prove her mainden name.  Henry died about 1826.  Henry's son, Ephraim Liles, born c1805 removed to Greenville District by 1840 but probably married in Newberry Distric.  Elizabeth Miller, born c1810.  I am trying to prove her maiden name and parentage.  Their daughter Elvira Liles was born c1832 so they were probably married 1830-1831.  Thank you for your help.

Blackburn:  I am looking for any information on William Thomas Blackburn of Buckingham Co. Virginia who settled in Newberry District with his wife Rachel.  He died 8 Nov 1790 in Newberry Co.  I'm particularly interested in a listing of his heirs.  Any help will be appreciated.

LONG, George. I am looking for any information on George Long of Laurens or Clinton, S.C. I haven't had any luck finding him. He would of been the brother of John Henry Long. Their father, Sim Wesley Long, and their mother, Nancy Beatrice Thomas. I would appreciate any help.Thanks.

McKerney or McKenney. I am looking for any information on John McKerneyHe was born 1850 in S.C. and living in the Poor House in Newberry County with a Mary McKerney, age 23, in 1850. Could someone give me some information about this Poor House? I would appreciate any help.Thanks, April Makeney. I can be contacted

PITTS. Searching for a Martin Pitts who would have been born about 1790. He married Elizabeth Ray in Wilkes Cty, GA in 1812. He is my earliest known ancestor and I have been looking for his parents for a long time. I suspect that he was born in SC. He had sons born in GA named Stanmore Butler, Jesse Martin, Gabriel Soloman, Larkin, Allen, Henry, and perhaps others. Some of these names appear to be common names in SC Pitts families. Would appreciate your help. Thanks! Alton Pitts.

Chandler:  Searching for Ira Chandler, b SC 1819 married to Anna ? b SC 1816.  Family of Ira migrated to DeKalb County GA around 1840.  Am searching for any information about his or Anna's parents.  Leslie Chandler Haralson.

Knight, McCloud:  Looking for a William Mios Knight married to Milliccia?  Also looking for Martha who lived in Winston Co, Al and James McCloud who married Susan and then shown in Lowndes Co, Al.  Thanks for any help or information.

Washington, Bates, Canebreak:  I have a notation on the back of our oldest photograph that Frank Washington was buried at Bates Graveyard near Fairview Baptist Church by Caldwell Road below Enoree.  I suspect it was a family graveyard but where it is located is still a mystery.  Cannot find a Caldwell Road in that area.  Frank Washington died 1893.  Any thoughts or help is appreciated.

Riser:  Continuing to search for the maiden name of the elusive Mary Ann _____ who married John Riser b 1759 Dutch Fork, Ninety-Six District, Pomaria, SC d before October 04, 1816 in Barnwell District, SC.  It is thought that PERHAPS she was from Barnwell County and was born about 1768 but I don't know any info about Mary Ann for sure,  Just hope that someone will see this and have some info about someone who may have lived in that area or knew the family.  Mary Ann and John Riser's children were:  John Riser, Jr. b 1792 d Oct 1816; Christian Riser, b 01 Nove 1794 and Jacob Riser b 1799.  Thanks!  Lib Pitts

Singley, Cameron:  Am searching for marriage of Edia Singley to Angus Cameron about 1825.  The Singley family was living in the Newberry area at the time.  I believe they were of German heritage and were Lutherans.  Maybe someone can fill me in on Edia.  She moved to Henry Co Ala where she died in childbirth in 1843 giving birth to her son, Francis Marion Cameron.  Thanks.  Ted M. Kennedy

Hughes, Hammond:  Seeking info on parents, siblings, or other family of Jacob Hughes, 1804-1837, married to Mary B. Hammond, 1807-1835.  Jacob, Mary, and their children were living in Newberry, SC when Mary and 2 of her children died from measles in July & August, 1835; Mary's 19 year-old niece, Mildred G. Brewer, was visiting her aunt and she, too died in July 1835 from measles.  Mary Hughes and Mildred Brewer are buried in the old Village Cemetery in Newberry.  Mary was the daughter of Rawleigh and Mary Burford Hammond of Kershaw District, SC.  Jacob, Mary, and children are listed in the 1830 Kershaw District Census as living beside Rawleigh Hammond, but for some reason apparently moved to Newberry sometime prior to 1835.  After the death of his wife and 2 children, Jacob moved back to the plantation of Rawleigh Hammond; two years later Jacob died, leaving his 2 or 3 surviving children in the care of Rawleigh.  Upon Rawleigh's death in 1839, the children were left in the care of their uncle, Samuel B. Hammond.  Why were Jacob and Mary living in the Newberry area?  Is it possible that Jacob had family living in the Newberry area?  Anyone with info on Jacob Hughes or any other Hughes in the Newberry area who could be related please contact me at (Irene C. Hammond).  Thanks.

Seeking information on Ragan/Reagin/Ragan, etc., Gilbert, Edwards, Chandler  and Buzzardt. Geraldine White, 94 East Hampton Way, Fresno, CA 93704-4031.

Seeking information on parentage of George McCullough b. 1750's who married Margaret Hair.Patrick Glendon McCullough

I'm researching the LEWIS family(ies) who moved from Newberry District at the end of the 18th Century, relocating to Miami Valley, Ohio, with Quakers from Newberry, S.C. Also, looking for any possible connections to BRANSON surname. Michael A. Lewis, email:

I'm searhing for William TINNEY, his sons Isaac who had a dau Catherine and son Joseph Thomas Tinney, Richard who married Mrs. Ruth King, and Thomas. Isaac moved to Washington Cty, Ga. and his son Joseph Thomas Tinney was born there. Then Isaac moved to Meriwether Cty, Ga. My g-grandfather, Joseph Thomas Tinney, moved on to Shelby Cty, Ala. Thank you. Mary Elizabeth Tinney Hill, email

Vandiver: Seeking information on Jonathan Vandiver (Vardeford) in the 1760's - 1800. Am trying to prove he was the father of Ambrose Foster Vandiver. Jonathan may have been born in Abbeville ca 1766.  Patsy Vandiver, 7759 Donnybrook Ct., Annadale, VA.

WEST: I've got my g-g-grandfather's family traced to Newberry, his name was James West, born abt 1795-1796 Newberry. Am trying to verify that he is related to John West of Prosperity, SC If anyone can help me correctly identify him with family of the John West family of frog level (later Prosperity), I would be grateful and I am willing to share. Barbara Taylor. email:

JOHNSON, STEPHEN: Looking for info on Capt. Jeremiah Williams and Stephen Johnson. Cynthia Wilkinson. email:

WILLIAMS, CAPT JEREMIAH: Looking for info on Capt. Jeremiah Williams and Stephen Johnson. Cynthia Wilkinson. email:

Page: Looking for cemetery and bio information on William Page, died in 1827. Father of Pendleton, David Elijah, Barry, among others.

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