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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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David E Mcdonald
RE: Thoroughgood Pate Stubbs
First, thank you for doing the research.

Last time I visited, someone had gone and cleared out some of the overgrowth in the back. But I still am careful to walk back during the warm months to avoid running into any snakes. My next trip down, I want to remember to take photos.

Yes sir, if you would like to add his name, please do so. I still have speak with my Aunt about some other relatives I am just finding out about.

Thanks again,

Added by David E Mcdonald on Apr 26, 2015 11:48 AM
Angie Ethridge McIntyre
RE: Letha Parks Harrelson Richardson
That is really weird, I think she must have merged her bio and pics with another memorial with the one I created because I did not approve or add that to the bio. If you look the photo I added matches the dates I put but her pics were actually added in 2008 which was prior to the time I created the memorial. This is weird. I will request her remove it or just delete and create a new one. Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention. That is so weird that she was actually able to get info in the bio section of a bio I create. It has by Betty in blue so I can only assume that was done through a merge.
Added by Angie Ethridge McIntyre on Apr 19, 2015 11:58 AM
Soheyr Azar
RE: Frances Watford Kimrey
I think you are right--her father seems to be Troy Laverne Watford, Sr.
Added by Soheyr Azar on Mar 19, 2015 5:31 PM
Rock Hunter
I noticed several of the names in your biography overlap in my family tree. I think we may cross paths on several of them again, and hopefully share information. I'm directly related to the Wrights out of Darlington/Lamar and have ties to the Stantons, Spears, Edens, Parishs, Covingtons, and Hamers in this area. I'm still searching for burial locations on some ones during the 1800s.
Added by Rock Hunter on Mar 14, 2015 12:02 PM
Rock Hunter
RE: James Thomas Stanton
You're so does get a bit confusing when there are several people in the same area with similar names. I appreciate the collaboration. Thanks.
Added by Rock Hunter on Mar 14, 2015 11:52 AM
Richard Jordan
Martha Carpenter
As you know I have been in contact with Robert Ragan regarding the duplication of a memorial for Martha Ragan Carpenter. I have taken the liberty of adding my photo of her marker to your memorial. I will delete my entry but wish to assure that all added information will be saved to your memorial for her. Just signal me when you wish for me to delete.

Thanks. Richard a.k.a. Doc
Added by Richard Jordan on Feb 26, 2015 7:45 AM
Robert Ragan
RE: Martha Eleanor Ragan Carpenter
I sent the following to Richard who manages the duplicate memorial #51980431. Hope we can get it straightened out. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

In making additions to this account #51980431 created by you in May 2010, I find that the same grave memorial was created by #44717182 (William) on Nov. 23, 2009. One should be deleted so there will not be an overlap. Would you contact William and determine the best way to resolve this issue?
Thanks so much,
Added by Robert Ragan on Feb 26, 2015 6:52 AM
Robert Ragan
RE: Martha Eleanor Ragan Carpenter
By all means merge it with the earlier one. When that is done I will delete mine. I had made every effort to see if one existed, obviously with no success. Can you tell me the memorial number so I can check the interconnections?

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. All I am interested in is seeing they are as correct as possible.
Added by Robert Ragan on Feb 25, 2015 3:39 PM
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 AlertClerk 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 AlertClerk on Oct 13, 2014 10:53 AM
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