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Bonds, Gray, Turner, Caldwell:  Seeking information on my great-great grandparents who we believe migrated from the Newberry District in SC to Pickens Co Al in the mid 1820's.  Their names were William Turner Bonds and Naomi Gray Bonds.  Her maiden name was Gray.  There were married in 1819 and had three children before moving to Al.  They were Presbyterian.  They may have been related to Turner and Caldwell.  Any help appreciated.  James Bonds, 13353 Kateland Circle South, Tuscaloosa, Al 34505; telephone 405-752-0265.

Pitts, Levi Soloman: 1795, SC 1867 Wayne Cty, TN and wife Jemimia Gaffney(?). Looking for parents of Levi. Levi in 1840 Wayne Cty,TN but cannot locate him 1830 census. Dorotha

Koon, Suber:  The first line in my family in America is David Koon, son of George Adam Koon.  In the 1820 Newberry Co Federal Census the family had 2 males between the ages of 10 to 16 years, 1 male between the age of 16 to 18 years, 2 males between 18 and 26 years and 1 male above the age of 45 years, 1 female under 10 years, 1 female between 10 to 16 years and 1 female between the age 26 to 45 years.  I found one son, Uriah Koon and one daughter Eve Margaret who married John Kreps and moved to Johnson City, SC, near Abbeville.  A Silas Koon born 1808 - 1831 married Hannah Suber  1803 - 1837 (daughter of George Suber and Christina Folk).  They had two sons:  George Adam Koon (21 Jan 1829 - 4 July 1864) and Andrew Silas Koon (25 Dec 1831 - May 1899).  When Hannah died, her orphaned children had Henry Suber as their guardian.  George Adam Koon went to Pickens Co Al 1850 and died in Richmoind Va.  He is buried there.  I wish to share information on this family with others doing the same family research.  Mrs. Kathleen Brown, 350 Springfield Road, Gordo, Al 35466.

Reason Ragan Family:  Seeking information on the family of Reason and Rachel Ragan of Newberry, SC.  Edna E. Schultze, RR #3 Box 59C, Gillett, Pa  16925-9663.

Schmidt:  Searching for information on Dr. Henry Schmidt of the Old Newberry District.  Thanks, Ed.

Griffin, Newman, King:  Looking for any information on James L. Griffin, son of Meridith Griffin and Abigail Newman.  We have a James L. in our family, but unable to get past 1850 with his marriage to Mary Jane King in Jones Co, NC.

Sheppard:  Need information on the family of James Sheppard, wife Jennet Sheppard.  Honorias Sheppard, wife Araminta Hawkins. Mary Schumpert daughter of Honorias Sheppard and Phoebe Dennis (his first wife).  Dorothy F. Martin, York, SC  803-831-8086;

Boland:  I am the genealogist for the Johann Heinrich Bohland Family Association.  I'm in the process of collecting data for a publication for the History and Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Johann Heinrich Bohland (John Boland) the former Hessian soldier who joined the American cause in the Revolutionary War and afterwards settled in Lexington/Newberry Co, SC.  I would appreciate any one with a Boland line to contact me.  I am especially interested in information about one William Boland (1821 - July 25, 1863) who married Martha Kinard (September 22, 1818 - c June 3, 1863).  I have eight generations of their descendants, but am unable to connect William to the John Boland Family.  If there is anyone who knows who his parents were, please contact me.

Hodges, Gaines:  I am looking for proof of the father of the wife of Isham Joseph Hodges.  Her name was Mary and I have reason to believe she was a Mary Gaines.  They were married 1772-1776 in South Carolina.  Their first son was Edmond Hodges and another was Henry Gaines Hodges.  Mary was born c 1756.  Contact Cleone Hodges, 1530 Old Osage Rd., Gatesville, Tx  76528-3363

Coats:  Looking for the names of the children of John G. (Gentleman) Coats who was listed in 1800 Census and died on 5/25/1803 in Newberry, SC.  He had 2 sons under the age of 10 at time of census.  Am looking for the name of Gabriel G. Coats in particular.  He was my GGGrandfather and am looking for his parents.  Any help most appreciated.

Waldrop:  Does anyone know the location of the grave of Capt. James Waldrop b ca 1734 Va, died before 30 June 1799 in Newberry Co, SC.  [James Waldrop's will is recorded in Will Book B, p 63, signed 25 May 1798.  It was proved 30 Jul 1799, Newberry District, SC]  Capt. James migrated to Craven Co, SC from Granville County, NC ca 1770.  James served as Pvt, Lt and Capt in the Revolutionary War.  Various records show deeds in Abbeville District, SC, Laurens District, Craven and Newberry [Old 96 District].  James married Mary Henderson from Goochland Co, Va and is said to have had over 5000 acres of land in Newberry County.  Their son Elisha, a twin, died 4 Aug 1809 in Newberry County as well.  I am descended from Elisha.  Would like to know the location of the graves of either man.  Contact H. L. Waldrop, D.D.S. at

Researching families of Derrick, Monts, Summers, Bysinger, Shealy, Gable, Smith, Turnipseed, Shell, and Fallow. Any help appreciated.

Working on families of Harmon, Bouknight, Fulmer, Hall, Hallman, Price, Shealy, Amick, Derrick, Wicker, Cromer and Long. Would appreciate collaboration with anyone researching same lines. Steve Hall, 4505 Talavera Drive, High Point, NC 27265-9661.

Interested in research on Martin Taylor family and his son Jacob Taylor.  The will of Martin Taylor in 1814 recorded the sons' names as Adam, John, Jacob, Martin, David and Abraham. In 1820 there were three Jacob Taylors in SC: Newberry, Kershaw and Lexington Counties.  All help is appreciated. Ralph Taylor, 401 Timberline Drive, Jacksonville, TX 75766-9233.

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