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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday~Andrew J. + Elizabeth R. McBride

Andrew J. McBride
d. 14 June 1855
d. 7 July 1922

Elizabeth R. Boatwright McBride
b. 1853
d. 30 July 1916
bu. Zoar United Methodist Church


Photo Courtesy of Julious Burr

Andrew J. McBride was a son of Archie McBride and Jerusha Davis. His wife, Elizabeth R. Boatwright, was the daughter of George R. Boatwright and Lauretta Hurst.

Andrew and Elizabeth were married about 1877 and together reared a family of four children; two boys and two girls. These children were:
  1. Mary A. McBride
  2. George R. McBride
  3. William T. McBride
  4. Lula J. McBride
Elizabeth passed away in July 1916 from chronic dyspepsia and gallstones. Andrew passed away 6 years later in June 1922 from acute dilatation of the heart (cardiomyopathy).

Both Andrew J. McBride and Elizabeth R. Boatwright are my 2nd Cousins 3 times removed.

[1] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, ( : accessed 3 February 2014); Memorial page for Andrew J. McBride; (14 June 1855–7 July 1922); Find a Grave memorial # 100363422, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Amanuensis Monday~Eliza Rivers + Others to John W. Privett Deed

Amanuensis Monday is a genealogy blogging theme. It was started by John Newmark who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog.

His definition of Amanuensis is:

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Today’s subject is Chesterfield County Land Deed, Eliza Rivers + Others to John W. Privett 

DEED BOOK 3, Page 500DEED BOOK 3, Page 501-page-001

Eliza Rivers + Others to John W. Privett  Deed

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
                                 Know all men by these present that we Eliza Rivers, Frederick Rivers, Doc Rivers, Alfred Rivers and Nancy Rivers of the County of Chesterfield and State aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of Seventy Eight dollars and seventy five cents, to us paid or secured to be paid by John W. Privett of the County + State aforesaid, have granted bargained, sold and released, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said John W. Privett all that piece parcel or tract of land situate lying and being  in the State and County aforesaid, and bounded  by lands of S. D. Timmons, Kinchen Privett, Michael Davis + others, containing Fifty Two + half acres. Together with all and singular the rights members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to Have and to Hold all and singular the said premises unto the said John W. Privett his heirs and afsignes forever; and we do hereby bind ourselves to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said John W. Privett his heirs and afsigns against ourselves, our heirs, and all thither persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof. In witnefs, whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seal this the 25th day of Jany A.D. 1871.
Signed Sealed  + delivered}                      Eliza X her mark Rivers {LS}
In the presence of }                                   Fred   Rivers {LS}
G. R. Boatwright}                                     W. D. X his mark Rivers   {LS}
W. A. Davis}                                             A. W. X his mark Rivers   {LS}
                                                                  N. A. X her mark Rivers    {LS}
Pd. W. stamps amounting to
Fifty cents properly canceled

State of South Carolina}
Chesterfield County}
                 Personally appeared before me G. R. Boatwright and made oath that he saw the within named Eliza Rivers,  Fred Rivers, W. D. Rivers, A. W. Rivers and N. A. Rivers sign seal and as their act and deed deliver the within  Deed and that he and W. A. Davis witnefsed the execution thereof.
Sworn to before me}                                G. R. Boatwright                          
12 July 1871}
T. F. Malloy}
Auditor’s Office}
Chesterfield Co.}
Recorded Dec. 16th, 1871 in Sales Book A, pg 3
                                                 T. L. Weston
                                                 A. C. C.

Recorded Dec. 16th, 1871
Original delv’d to John W. Privett

In this Land Deed, we have the surviving children of John B. Rivers and his wife Eliza Rivers selling 52 1/2 acres to my 2nd Great Grandfather John W. Privett.

John B. Rivers and his wife Eliza Rivers had eleven known children. John B. Rivers died 3 June 1859 leaving Eliza, a widow, with nine children under the age of 21. During the Civil War, Eliza lost 5 of her 8 sons to the war; killed in action or died of disease.

By the time of her death about 1870 the only children surviving are the 5 listed above, William Frederick, Doctor Wesley, Alfred W.; Nancy A. and Eliza Rivers.

The above-named Rivers are my 1st Cousins 5 times removed. John Washington Privett is my 2nd Great Grandfather.

[1] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Deed Book 3: Page 500-501, Eliza Rivers & Others to John Privett Deed; Register of Deeds, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina
NOTE: Blogger does not handle ampersands very well so I have substituted the plus (+) sign; so the + sign = and
NOTE 2: This land deed shows Alfred Rivers middle initial to be a “W”. His tombstone shows his middle initial to be an “L”.