I am an 8th generation Durr from South Carolina. My family roots grow very deep into the soil of Orangeburg, Dorchester, Colleton, Berkeley and Barnwell counties.
I've researched and traveled across the Lowcountry part of the state to where my ancestors settled, to dig into musty courthouse bins, rooted through libraries, and traipse cemeteries.
Even after many years of research, I am awed when I look at the old family tombstones, bible, land plats, Last Will and Testaments and keepsake pictures with so many lineages and thinking of the forklore of many generations past touches my heart.
Some of the families I research are; Durr, Ruple, Bell, Keitt,Salisbury, Murray, Weathers, Whetsell, Miller, Ayers, Way, Beach, Bozard, Strock, Dukes and Johnson.
Today, I submitted a change for Charlotte W. Turner's memorial. I found her date of death in a publication entitled DEATH NOTICES LISTED IN THE FAIRFIELD HERALD AND THE NEWS AND HERALD, which I found on the Fairfield County Genealogy Society web site. Charlotte's death notice was published April 23, 1884...very simply:
Mrs. Charlotte W. Vann died on March 29, near Blythewood.
Thomas Fletcher Walker #61990032 From bio on your profile, you are probably not related to these Walkers in Fairfield, but if so I certainly would like a bit of information on them. Thomas apparently married the younger sister Mary Emma Rhine first and then Cynthia A about 1890 even though it says on the 1900 census they were married 1871, Cynthia was single and home in 1880. The info on the marriage and children is probably correct for Thomas Fletcher Walker, but not for Cynthia.
Thanks for making so many memorials and photos of stones for my extended family in Fairfield County.
I once relied on this late placed marker for info ... As you know, " John J." did not come from Germany. What you may not know and I didn't discover til a couple of years ago when I did the article for OGSGS on gravemarkers is that "John J." is also wrong ... This immigrant son was born Johannes Roppel with no middle name as many GermanSwiss children had ....It was not uncommon to see both a Johannes (John) and a Johann (Jacob, Henry, etc). OUr immigrant in Orangeburg was simply Johannes per the church record.
Thanks, cousin Jack
PSA have a great 2016! and thanks for all your help in the past on this family!
Brooks/Trapp Thanks for your patience as I matched families at Crooked Run, Trapp family cemetery, and Chappell O. Trapp cemetery. This journey started last Sunday at a Lewis reunion in Greenbrier. One of the young men has the first name of Trapp. His father suggested I look at Crooked Run Cemetery. I began to see some connections and had to search for others. I am still looking for the link with this young man's name though it starts with the Trapp/Brook connection Time to ask for more info from his family. The Trapps found here are a branch off of my tree. Thanks again Julia Elizabeth (Betsy) Thompson Starnes
Rebecca Shuler Collier Shiloh Cemetery Hi: Was at Shiloh today looking for her husband for a photo request. I beleive he may be in the plot next to hers which is unmarked. Note of interest however, on the stone the husband's name is spelled WHILIAM Collier. It may have been a stone mason error, but maybe not as why would someone go out of their way to etch a common name with an unusual spelling? Just a for what it's worth note. Pat