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William F. Heustess (#47097028)
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Bio Photo I am a native of Kershaw, S.C. I am the pastor of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Marion, SC.

By researching my father's family tree, I have discovered I am the third great grandson of Matthew Heustess and Nancy Ann Spears of Marlboro County, South Carolina. In the early 1800's, most of their descendants lived in the Peedee region of eastern South Carolina.

Modern-day descendants of this branch of the Heustess family are concentrated in the Carolinas, Alabama and Arkansas. Twelve of the most common surnames in this branch of the Heustess family tree during the 19th century include Calhoun, Covington, Dampier, David, Hamer, Hubbard, Northcutt, Roper, Spears, Stanton, Stubbs and Wright.

To gain a better understanding of my mother's heritage, I am currently researching the Hamel, Love and Thomasson families of York County, South Carolina. I have discovered distant cousins scattered throughout the southeastern United States.

Thank you for your kindness and cooperation. I welcome your comments and corrections.
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James Clayton Hudson
Thanks so much for transferring my Uncle Clayton's page to me. I appreciate it very much! Have a great week!
Added by ╰⊰✿Jil... on Jan 26, 2015 3:43 PM
RE: Wealtha Onita Tennant Hudson - 74099400
Thanks so much for taking the pictures of my family members that are buried at Friendship Methodist. And you had my grandmother's name right after all. I have been spelling her name wrong this whole time. I found some paperwork that my mother had that showed her name the way you originally had it, so I changed it back. I had always thought Wealtha was her middle name, and everybody was always spelling Onita differently, like Oneta, and Oneida, and they even have her named spelled Oneta on her headstone. But I think I finally have it right, thanks to you. My Uncle Clayton and Aunt Marian Hudson are also at Friendship. Uncle Clayton owned the land behind and around the church there, all the way up past his house which is the first big house on the left when you turn onto Price Rd., coming from Old Marion Hwy. Uncle Clayton is my Gammie's oldest son. They were the ones that helped bury my grandmother there. And I believe they may have donated some land to the church at one time. She used to live a little further west of the church at one time for many years, between Price and Fore Rd., on Old Marion Hwy., in that greenish concrete type house, on the right, coming towards town. You may be familiar with it. A lot of our family has lived out that way in Mars Bluff. My mother lived a little past my Uncle Clayton's house down a dirt road on a piece of his property. But she passed away in 2008, and is buried at Thompson's Cemetery on Chinaberry Rd. now. So, as the crow flies, she is almost in exact line of the property she had her trailer on. And when she moved to Greenville with one of my brothers because of her health, she told them that it didn't rain right up there, like it does in Mars Bluff. During her funeral, right when the pastor was talking, a bit of rain started, and it blew through the tent where we were sitting in chairs, and gathering around my mom's casket. And everybody kinda chuckled and said, there's Mama's rain! :) She's buried next to her nephew, Gene Hudson, brother of Clayton. You may know who they were, because Gene, who worked with Fire and Rescue and had his own tow-truck business, lived between Uncle Clayton's house, and my Mom's place. I also have an Aunt Argie still living on Fore Road, but my Uncle John Hudson passed away quite a while back. Some of my neices and nephews went to Friendship for a while, too, years ago, before they grew up, got married, and moved away. I'm one of the few left in the family that still lives in town. But I love Mars Bluff, and hope to move back out that way again one day. So, thanks again for posting those memorials for my family. I really do appreciate it. There's also 2 other people out there, Helen Jacoby Hash Flowers and William Lacey Flowers, that were my best friend's mother and father. My friend passed on herself a year ago now, but she was cremated and they scattered her ashes off of the Springmaid Beach pier, so she has no resting place, although her sister, is in the same graveyard as my Mom, because she died the year before that. It's a small world, isn't it? Thanks a bunch, and I hope you have a blessed day!
Added by ╰⊰✿Jil... on Oct 13, 2014 10:53 AM
RE: Oneta Wealtha Tennant Hudson - 74099400
Thanks so much for transferring my grandmother's memorial page to me. I really do appreciate it. I am new to Find A Grave, so I may not have asked the right way, but I am really glad that you did. It's great seeing my family members on the site, and since most of my current living family members don't seem as interested in our genealogy like I am, I thank you for letting me put my ancestors together, so eventually when my family does find this site, they will find more info on our family members that have passed on. It definitely takes a community like this to bring together all of the missing pieces of our past. Thanks again!
Added by ╰⊰✿Jil... on Oct 10, 2014 4:57 PM
Oneta Wealtha Tennant Hudson - 74099400
Hello, could you please transfer "Oneta Wealtha Tennant Hudson" #74099400 to me? She is my maternal grandmother, and I am trying to connect all of my family together. I appreciate you taking the time to create a memorial page for her. It was very kind of you. Thanks a bunch...Jill
Added by ╰⊰✿Jil... on Oct 09, 2014 8:38 PM
Rock Hunter
RE: Hebron Cemetery
You're way ahead of me! So I may be asking for your advice. I only recently discovered ones in my family, so it was a pleasant surprise. I certainly will check into the names you've listed. Thanks.
Added by Rock Hunter on Aug 18, 2014 11:12 AM
Rock Hunter
RE: Hebron Cemetery
You are most welcome. I discovered recently that I am related to the Heustess line as well and have been tracking them down. Hopefully I'll find more to post.
Added by Rock Hunter on Aug 18, 2014 10:54 AM
RE: Ernest Reddic
Then that worked out well-you're welcome.
Added by Anna on May 04, 2014 2:13 PM
Reddic transfer
I transferred Ernest Reddic to you because you seem to know this family. At least you knew ER's date of birth, anyway.
Added by Anna on May 04, 2014 9:46 AM
T H Lee
Find a Grave - Heustess
Thanks, for your work on Ann Sutton Heustess Stubbs, Matthew Heustess, and Nancy Ann Spears
Heustess. They would have been my 3rd and 4th
great grandparents.

I have been to Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in McFarlan, NC numerous times, and in Feb 2014,I was researching Sally Northcutt, and in less than and hour, thanks to William Foster and you,
I discovered numerous great great... grandparents.

Today, i just discovered Matthew and Nancy Heustess. Is it possible to visit their grave?

I coached a Johnthan Thomasson in Dixie youth baseball
in 1992, in York County. His father is Gary. Johnthan is a deputy in Chester SC.

Tony Lee
Rock Hill, SC
Added by T H Lee on Apr 22, 2014 8:47 PM
Rich Ryals NC
RE: Jessie Heustess McDonald
Let me know if you want any transfers.
Added by Rich Ryals NC on Mar 31, 2014 3:12 PM
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