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Peggy Kelley (#47119536)
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Bio Photo I live in Upstate South Carolina and enjoy working on my Family Tree. Some of my family names are Garrett, Waters, Burrell, Hadden, Thomas, Keaton, and Caldwell. Most of my ancestors are from Upstate South Carolina and bordering counties in North Carolina and Georgia. My husband's family names are Kelley, Motes, Pearson, and Burton. His ancestors are also mostly from Upstate South Carolina.
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Bob Keaton
RE: Keaton ancestry
Thanks -- I will order it and let you know if it gives us any useful information.
Added by Bob Keaton on Jul 09, 2014 7:00 PM
Bob Keaton
RE: Keaton ancestry
Hi Peggy, I was afraid of that. Georgia birth records are maintained by the county and since we don't know what county he was born in, we're out of luck there. I wonder if I ordered a copy of his death certificate from Columbia, SC, if it might reveal who his parents were -- or have you already tried that? BTW, I grew up in Seneca but live in Atlanta.
Added by Bob Keaton on Jul 09, 2014 5:13 PM
Bob Keaton
Keaton ancestry
Hi Peggy,

John Keaton as my great, grandfather. My grandfather was his son Wilburn who was married to Louise Redmond, daughter of infamous Major Lewis Redmond. I am trying to find out who John Keaton's parents were so that I can continue my quest but so far nothing is listed anywhere I have looked. He apparently was born in Georgia about 1835. Any advice you can offer will be much appreciated.

Added by Bob Keaton on Jul 08, 2014 9:00 PM
Theresa Yeargin Williamson
Monroe Snipes
Thanks for adding the obit.....there no order for pictures...thanks again
Added by Theresa Yeargin Williams... on Oct 13, 2013 6:08 PM
Donna Brummett
Julia Mae B. Koon
Thanks for adding the obit. No, the order for the pictures is fine. I'd actually rather the obit be first. Thanks again. LATER
Added by Donna Brummett on Oct 13, 2013 4:51 PM
RE: Dollie Ann Garrett
I'm a descendant of James Brooks sister Nancy who married Robert Manley. Robert Manley and James Brooks were neighbors in 1860. They both joined Orr's Rifles in the Civil War. James was killed at Spotsylvania and Robert deserted after that battle, was captured and sent to Elmira Prison.
I just learned that James and Nancy Brooks mother Elizabeth was a Coates. I looked at Coates in SC and also found a book that extracts names from various documents. Abbeville county, SC probate records show a Nancy Coates Brooks, a Margaret Coates Gordon and an Elizabeth Coates Brooks. I suspected the three were sisters. I found John Coates I believe to be at least Margaret's father since they were neighbors in a census. Then I checked the Public Member Trees on ancestry and learned that he died in 1876. So I wrote to the SC Archives and asked for the estate papers for John Coates which I just received this week. The three were indeed sisters. In the papers Bluford Garrett stakes a claim on the estate on behalf of his daughters Mamie E. (look closely at the 1880 census. It looks more like "Many" than Mary) and Eva L. Garrett who must have been born between 1880 and 1883. I'm unable to find any further records for Mamie or Eva.
Unless you walked down the path I just did, you would never stumble across the information. Such is genealogy!
The estate papers are 175 11" by 17" pages. Unless you are a direct descendant, you probably don't want them yourself. If you wish, I can send you the relevant pages. Use my regular email
Michelle LePaule
Added by Michelleski on Aug 16, 2013 5:23 PM
Dollie Ann Garrett
Dolly was the daughter of James and Sarah Brooks. James was killed in the battle of Spotsylvania in 1864. Michelle LePaule
Added by Michelleski on Aug 13, 2013 4:57 PM
Jimmy Sutherland
Kathleen Grace Garrett Williams
Hi Peggy, I re ordered the pictures as you suggested and also transferred her memorial to you.

Thank you for your kind words I look forward to working with you again.

Added by Jimmy Sutherland on Mar 26, 2013 1:07 PM
Jennifer Broome
RE: Kelley's & Burton's
Yep! That'd be the William I'm looking for! Although my sis & I don't agree with the parents everyone has listed on ancestry, it's hard to disprove or prove anything until you find the grave. We have found that headstones provide a much better way of connecting people. And this William is our brick wall :(. Thanks for checking though-I really do appreciate it! Keep William Kelley in mind as you visit future resting places! ;)
Added by Jennifer Broome on Nov 12, 2012 9:12 PM
Jennifer Broome
RE: Kelley's & Burton's
William Kelley (b. abt 1805- d. Abt 1844). I've seen on find a grave that there is a Wm Kelley at Big Creek Baptist in Williamston but I can't connect his family to ours. I visited tht cemetery briefly and couldnt find his grave. The majority of the Kelleys I find are in Iva, SC and some in Georgia. Same for the Burton's.
Added by Jennifer Broome on Nov 12, 2012 11:18 AM
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