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Jo Church Dickerson (#47851711)
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Bio Photo - Lifelong genealogist, Pee Dee area of South Carolina (especially Dillon and Marion Counties).

- Member of the Pee Dee Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society.

- Past editor of the "Pee Dee Queue", the chapter newsletter; past Chapter president; current manager of the Chapter website at:

WHEN I POST A PHOTOGRAPH to a cemetery or memorial page I generally add a caption with historical, biographical, and/or genealogical information on that cemetery, person or family.

Photo captions on Findagrave do not show up on the cemetery and memorial pages - the photo must be clicked on to see the caption. So please be sure to click on any photos I have posted if you are interested in that cemetery, person or family.

If I have posted a photograph to a memorial you manage, please feel free to add the caption to the biograpical section of the memorial, citing my caption as the source. Or just refer viewers to the caption. If you find errors in my caption please notify me.

This bio updated 5 June 2015.

I feel strongly that our old rural graveyards - black, white, and Indian - should be preserved as carefully and as accurately as we are able. They are our history, preserved in stone. In some cases they may be the only record of a person or family. In too many cases they have been lost to vandals, careless farming practices, falling trees, and the passage of time.

Old surveys of some of these graveyards provide names and dates of markers that all too often no longer exist, and are just as valuable in identifying those buried in a graveyard as death certificates and obituaries. They also provide older names the cemetery was known by.

We should strive to locate and study the old surveys and to record any differences in an earlier survey and the modern one. It is also important, whenever possible, to document the date an earlier survey was made, the name of the surveyor, the earlier name of the cemetery if any, and the name of the publication it appeared in. This gives descendants and historians additional information to factor into their research.

In addition, careful physical directions to the cemetery may be relied on when GPS fails. And as recently discovered, prior published directions may be in error. History of the land ownership if known may provide understanding of the family and/or families who have resided and perhaps been buried there.

I think it is incumbent on all of us to do the best job we can in preserving whatever knowledge remains of these old cemeteries. And my hat is off to all the Gravers who are doing just that.

This bio updated 19 July 2015.

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Deb Cook
Cook Family
Came across Delton Cook's memorial while working on the family tree. I married into the Cook family. Del would be 1st cousin 2x removed of my husband. His father is Ibra B Cook, GF Neil Chester, GGF Neil, GGGF Ebiseser, GGGGF Alexander.
Added by Deb Cook on Apr 11, 2017 2:37 PM
Myrtis Pruitt
Woodridge Cemetery Office does not have a record of anyone by this name buried in Woodridge. Reviewing her memorial, could she possibly be buried under one of the other names mentioned ??
Please advise, I am in Woodridge at least once a week, can recheck other possible name when I next return.
Added by Investigator on Feb 10, 2017 2:32 PM
RE: Re: The Baldwin sisters, revisited.
Yes, it looks better now, but since I have created the memorials for Elizabeth Baldwin Steele and her husband, I will be happy to accept a transfer of Eliza Ann Baldwin Horne and her husband.
Added by MichaelH127 on Feb 09, 2017 6:53 PM
Teresa Bruton
I will be glad to let Michael take care of this family. I am doing this for my husband's line and I really am more interested in my family's genealogy. I did scan a page from Montgomery County Heritage, Volume One. It names the children of Dudley and Rebecca Baldwin. I will be glad to send that to both of you. I do like to provide sources.

Added by Teresa Bruton on Feb 09, 2017 5:08 PM
RE: The Baldwin sisters, revisited.
You still have the names wrong - Elizabeth married Robert Steele and Eliza Ann married Joel Horne. I have a copy of Elizabeth Steele's death certificate that clearly lists her name as Elizabeth and that she is buried in the Steele Cemetery (found on Find-A-Grave as the Ledbetter Cemetery in Richmond County, NC). I need to add both Elizabeth and Robert to Find-A-Grave and will link them appropriately. But you need to change Joel Horne's wife's name to Eliza Ann. Please also see:
Added by MichaelH127 on Feb 09, 2017 2:06 PM
Teresa Bruton
Eliza Ann Baldwin Horne
I am going to send you a copy of the children listed for Dudley and Rebecca Roper Baldwin listed in the Montgomery County Heritage Book, Volume 1. I want you to have a copy in case anyone has questions about the family having one daughter named Eliza and one Elizabeth. This article has one listed as Ann Eliza instead of Eliza.

Also, my maiden name is Dickerson and my dad's family lived in Elbert County, Georgia. These Dickersons have been there since the Revolutionary War Land Grant.

Added by Teresa Bruton on Feb 09, 2017 1:04 PM
Cook - Marlboro Township
I have traced my Cook Relatives from Kershaw County SC to Marlboro Township, SC.
Would this be the same as Cooktown in Dillion County, as I understand Marlboro Township consisted of what we now know as Dillon, Marlboro and Chesterfield counties. My great grandfather was married twice, had a family which I found in Jefferson and a family in Kershaw (Blaney).
Any information you would be inclined to share would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Investigator on Jan 30, 2017 8:22 AM
Teresa Bruton
Eliza Ann Baldwin Horne
I have been working on the Dudley Malcolm Baldwin family most of the day today.

This family had 14 children. They named one daughter Eliza Ann (some listed her as Ann Eliza) and a daughter named Elizabeth. Elizabeth married Robert Steele. I know this is confusing, and it took me a while to figure this out. has this family with both girls listed. They are both listed in Montgomery County Heritage Book, Volume 1. I can scan and send you a copy. I also have another list, but not sure where it came from, but it has the lineage of Dudley and Rebecca Baldwin's family. Again, both girls are listed.

You had it right the first time. I will be glad to share my info.
Teresa Dickerson Bruton
Added by Teresa Bruton on Jan 25, 2017 2:38 PM
Charlotte Ann Price
RE: Cook
Thanks so much for the inside information...
Merry Christmas
Charlotte Ann Price
Added by Charlotte Ann Price on Dec 21, 2016 3:10 PM
solon and virgie mckenzie
hi mrs jo, my name is teresa caulder, im looking for solon(solan) and virgie mckenzie. they lived in dillon county in 1930. i found them on the census. he was a black smith. just wandering if you know anyrhing about them. i thank you for any help, teresa. the census would put his birth around 1900.
Added by tcaulder on Jul 14, 2016 8:35 AM
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