Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Bones's Family History

James Bones June 9, 2008
and his wife
Mary Adams

In the following pages we will attempt to give an accurate record of the families of James Bones and his wife Mary Adams. This information was gathered from members of the families who generously loaned letters , records and documents and from tombstone inscriptions in Richmond County, Georgia; Edgefield and Fairfield Counties, South Carolina.
The following inscriptions are from the Summerville Cemetery, Augusta Georgia:
To the memory of
James Bones
Who departed this life on the 17th Dec. 1841
in the 75th year of his life.
He was a native of the county of Antrim
Ireland and emigrated with his family
to the Unites States in the year 1810.
He took an active part in the unsuccessful
struggle for the independence of his native
land in the year 1798.
Preserving through life the character of an
honest man; He bade adieu to this world
in the confident hope of a happy
In memory of
Mary Bones
consort of James Bones
and the daughter of the Late
John Adams
of Chequer hall Antrim County ,
She most faithfully performed the duties of the devoted wife
and affectionate mother amidst many painful trials which
were experienced in passing through this vale of tears.
After several months of severe suffering which was
bourne with pious resignation to the will of her
Heavenly Father she fell asleep in Jesus
on July 12th, 1835
in the 66th year of her life.

It is not very hard to understand why countless thousands of Irish families left their native land for the hospitable shores of America.
The history of Ireland is a history of conquest and oppression by the English. The early history of Ireland before the English migration is a time to which the Irish love to look back. While the Saxon invaders of the larger island were still barbarians, Ireland for a time possessed one of the most advanced civilizations of western Europe. This was the time of St. Patrick, about 450 A.D., and of a flourishing Irish Celtic Christianity.
Henry II conquered Ireland in the later part of the 12th century. But only the eastern part of the island was much affected by the English institutions, or for centuries adopted the English language. The rest of Ireland was given over to clans who warred against one another or the English. The religious reformation, which left Ireland unchanged in its Catholic faith while England broke with the pope and set up a national church, still further widened the breach.
The Tudor sovereign began in the 16th century the policy of enlarging English influence by settling large "plantations" of English and Scots in Ireland, dispossessing the Irish tribesmen from their land and driving them into the west. Further dispossessing went on under the Stuarts, and whole tracts of North Ireland were taken from a desperate peasantry, and given to Scottish intruders. The when Charles I had his hands full with the mutinous long parliament, Ireland rebelled and put to death thousands of protestant settlers. Then when James II was driven from England in 1688, Ireland supported him because of his efforts in behalf of the Catholic religion. But with the aid of the protestant north, and an English army, William of Orange, who had become William III of England, defeated James at the famous battle of the Boyne.
This meant the triumph of protestant Ulster, or the "Orangemen", who for a century and a half then held almost all power in Ireland. Catholics were debarred from voting or holding office, and even from educating their children in their own religion. Catholic church services were forbidden under penalty of death. The result of such persecution was to intensify the Catholicism of Ireland and broadcast the seeds of lasting bitterness.
At the very end of the 18th century Ireland was bribed into giving up its separate parliament by the act of union with Great Brittan but thenceforth it had representatives in the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
When most of Ireland was demanding home rule, six of the nine counties in the province of Ulster opposed all attempts to separate from the United Kingdom. Two thirds of the people
in the region are Protestants, most of them descendants of the Scottish and English colonist who were "planted" in ancient Ulster in the 17th century.
These six counties are Antrim, Down, Armagh, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone. They comprise an area about the size of Aiken, Edgefield, Columbia and Richmond Counties in South Carolina and Georgia.

James Bones’ Father was John, the first member of the Bones family of whom we have any records. He was born in the parish of Dunean, County Antrim, Ireland about the year 1735, and is evidently buried in that county. His wife, Elizabeth, was of the Scott Family of Ballybarvis, Little Derry, County Antrim, and as late as 1864 some members of her family were still living there and in Scotland. She is buried in the Old Presbyterian Church, Winnsboro, South Carolina, with two of her children, William and Robert.

Sacred to the memory of
Elizabeth Bones
Relict of John Bones.
Late of Dunean, Antrim, Ireland who, after
fulling in the most exemplary manner,
the various duties of wife and mother,
sunk calmly to rest on the
26th day of Oct. 1817,
In the 74 year of her life.
The children of John and Elizabeth Scott Bones were: John, William, James, Robert, Samuel and Jane.
From old notes
"John and William were born with the spirit of adventure and doubtless as they heard the thrilling tales of returning travelers from America of the advantages and opportunities a newcomer to the states would find, the desire to see for themselves took possession of them and they dared vast expanse of water and set sail for America. Evidently, friends had proceeded them for we find such names as Adger, Crawford, Young and Moore as coming from from Randlestown and Belfast and settling in Fairfield County, South Carolina, so we presume the Bones brothers landed in Charleston thinking to join them.
They made many trips back to Ireland always with the view towards interesting young mem in the opportunities in America and lending assistance to start out for themselves."
Notes from James Adger Paper
"In Fairfield, S. C., U.S.A. Adger meets his old friend and neighbor John Bones of Ireland, both having a little money they decide to go to the city and go in business. The firm name was Bones and Adger. The country people called them Bones and Ankle. They borrowed a horse and chair from William Bones, went to Columbia to take the stage, weekly, it was crowded, so they decided to walk and out traveled the stage to Charleston. John Bones had a sore leg which was dressed with mercurial ointment and could not with safety allow it to become wet. There had been much rain and bad weather so Mr. Adger would carry him on his back over every stream and pond. They started business on King Street and Blackbird alley, slept on the counter, kept no clerks, were up at daylight for their business included a wagon yard for country people. Their meals were irregular often consisting of milk and bread.
We have no further record of the John Bones mentioned above.
Robert Bones lived in Winnsboro and Married Miss Elizabeth Young. Their child and grand child are shown on the chart. He died Mar. 9, 1811, Age 37.
Samuel Bones went to Alabama and obviously married and had no children as will be seen in his brother William’s will.
The following is an exact copy of the original will of William Bones. The will was written by him in a beautiful hand.
Original (copy)
I, William Bones of Charleston, South Carolina, being aware of the uncertainty of life and desirous of having my worldly affairs arranged as to be of the least difficulty to my friends in being suddenly called off this earthly stage. Do make this which is and must be considered my last will and testament.
I do give to James Adger, senr., of Charleston my gold watch which he will accept as a memorial of our early friendship, a friendship as disinterested as sincere which commenced in youth and ended only with life. I wish him also to receive my gold headed ebony cane to remind him sometime of the happy occasion on which it was bestowed.
To my nephew John Bones of Augusta my case of traveling pistols also my French cane.
To the Rev. Mr. Fraser, husband of my niece, Hessy Fraser of Winnsboro my library of books also my wardrobe of wearing apparel.
To Mrs. Smyth of Charleston two hundred dollars to be called the Margaret Adger relief fund to the poor of the Second Presbyterian Church be distributed under her direction in the ration of fifty dollars annually.
And lastly after my debts (if any) are paid, expenses including that of a plain monument pointing out the confines of my narrow house. I do give and bequeath all the rest of residue of my property a schedule or statement of which is here with enclosed after being divided into seventeen equal parts or shares as follows; to the then surviving (at the time of my death)children of my late brother James Bones, also Maria Bones, widow of my late nephew Samuel Bones (who is to considered one of them) two shares to be divided between them equal proportions.
To the surviving children of my late brother-in-law Andrew Crawford and his wife Jane Crawford excepting William Crawford to whom is hereafter devised. Two shares to be divided between them in equal proportions.
To my nephew William Bones Crawford of Alabama before attended to two shares.
To the surviving children of my late nephew William Bones of Augusta two shares to be divided equal proportions.
To the surviving children of my late brother Samuel bones of Alabama two shares to be divided as before described.
And to Harriet S. Woodward only child of my late niece Melinda R. Woodward and James A.Woodward of Winnsborough. One share to be held in trust by her father and invested in bank stock bearing interest until she becomes of age.
The settlement of my estate to take place as soon as possible after my death and copies of this instrument to be sent to each of the parties interested.
And I do hereby constiture and appoint Mr. James Adger, senr., of Charleston, my
Will continued.
nephew John Bones of Augusta and my nephew John a Crawford of Columbia, South Carolina, executors of this my requesting that they will act as such and perform the last duty that friendship can require at their hands.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seat (in duplicate copies) in the city of Charleston this 2nd day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine 1840.
In presence of;
A. Gordon
Augustus F. Wilmans
James T. Ogilvie.
William Bones Seal.
As a codicil to the foregoing will dated the second day of May 1849 I do give the elders at the time being of the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston for the use of their poor two hundred and fifty dollars to be distributed under the direction its pastor in yearly sums of fifty dollars.
To the elders of the First Presbyterian Church of Augusta, Georgia where I long worshiped two hundred and fifty dollars to be distributed under the direction of its pastor of that church in yearly sums of fifty dollars.
And to the elders of the Presbyterian Church of Winsborough in this state in the burying ground of which my beloved mother sleeps two hundred fifty dollars to be distributed under the direction of its pastor among the poor of that church in yearly sums of fifty dollars.
As witness my hand seal in the city of Charleston this twenty third April 1850.
In presence of:
Abner Gordon
John Drummond
James T. Ogilvie William Bones, Seal.
Probated before George Buist Esq., O. C. D. 15th April 1858 at same time qualified John Bones and John A. Crawford, two of the executors therein named.
Ordinary office
Charleston District
April 15th 1858
Do hereby certify that the foregoing pages contain a true and correct copy of original last will and testament of William Bones deceased filed by this office.
George Buist, Ordinary and probate judge.
William Bones was born in the parish of Dunean, County Antrim, Ireland, Jan. 3rd, 1779 and died in Charleston, S.C., March. 1st, 1858.
Jane bones, the only daughter of this family married Andrew Crawford of County Antrim, Ireland, who was born there in 1770. Buried beside him in Winnsboro, S. C. is a Jane Crawford wife of Andrew Crawford, but in view of the fact that she died in 1823 at the age of 18 this could not be the Jane Bones Crawford, his wife, for they were the parents of ten children, as is shown on the chart.
This Jane is probably the wife of Andrew Crawford, Jr.
From old Records
"James Bones and his wife Mary Adams did not come to America with other members of his family but after the rebellion of Ballygarvie, 1798, in which he actively participated, he was arrested and sentenced to be shot. Mary Adams his wife was very beautiful and tradition tells us that taking her young infant in arms she approached the guard making an appeal for her husband’s life. The guard won by her beauty and strong appeal allowed James to escape and be smuggled out of the country.
Another version of the escape is, a friend went to prison to see him, exchanged places and clothes and thus he escaped to the coast where Mary and children joined him. They tarried long enough for him to obtain a piece of the giant’s causeway bringing it with him that he might always have a bit of his beloved Ireland."
From a recent letter to Mr. Harvey Moore, written by Mr. James B. Hamilton of Ballymoney, we quote in part:
"Your ancestor James Bones is marked on a list in 1797 of the jurors of county Antrim as ‘Bad in every sense of the term.’This would mean that he was know to be ‘Against the government’ and would be kept off by the crown prosecutor, of any jury in trials of disaffected persons such united Irish men.
James Bones must have been arrested by the forces of the crown after the unsuccessful rebellion of June 1798, as there is a note in the McCance papers in the record office of Belfast, which refers to him as a prisoner in Ballymena, County Antrim."
Other letters records lead us to believe that after his escape from prison he went to Jamaica, and after the political situation quieted down he returned to his home in Ireland, for several of his children were born there between 1800 and the time he came to America, with his family in 1810. From this year until 1825 he lived all or part of the time in Winnsboro, S. C.
From old papers
"It was here that the beautiful Mary spent her last days an invalid and James became a Landowner, presiding over quite an estate.
The story goes that he would go into town for a round with the boys and on his return he would put spurs to his charger, wave his hat and imagine once again he was a leader of an Ulster insurrection.
Cedar Grove, Situated five or six miles north of Edgefield on the Greenwood highway, was built in the last of the 18th century and is today one of the truly beautiful homes of the old south. At the present it is occupied by Mrs. T. B. Greneker, Miss Sallie Mae Nicholson, Mr. Robert Nicholson, direct decants of James and Mary Adams Bones through their daughter Martha.
Chequer Hall, the home of John Adams, the father of Mary Adams Bones derived it from a certain type of linen manufactured there as will be seen from reading the follow letter from Mr. James B. Hamilton, of Asheigh, Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland to Mr. Harvey W. Moore of Concord, N. C. dated the 26th of June 1948.
Dear Mr. Moore:
Further to my letter to you of last month I herewith enclose a copy of will and codicils of Ann Adams, the last of the Adams Family resident in Chequer Hall, with some notes on the persons mentioned in the document.
About August 1866, John bones, to whom the property was bequeathed by the will of Ann Adams, sold Chequer Hall to my grandfather Hugh McCurdy Hamilton, merchant of Ballymoney.
The price being fixed by the three gentlemen appointed as arbitrators, and in 1867 my grandfather sold it again to Ann Hanna, the grandmother of the present owner James Hanna.
As your ancestor, John Adams was a textile manufacturer weaving on hand looms the linen fabric known as Checker which he exported to England and abroad. You will be interested in the old expired lease which I also enclose in which he is described as "Cheque Manufacturer" and also in the impressions also sent, from the iron stamp (before India rubber was available), with which apparently the old gentleman marked his webs. This stamp was found by Mr. Hanna about twenty years ago, on the surface of one of the fields on the Chequer Hall Farm, I presume it had been thrown by someone, as of no value, into a manure pit, and had been carted with the manure into the fields.
You will observe that Longheel is given as the address, which is the parish in which Chequer Hall and the town land of Ballymoney are situated. These latter names were too long to fit into the stamp however, and a letter had to be left out to make it fit as the correct spelling is Longheel.
My sister had an old curtain made of the actual "checker" manufactured by John Adams 150 years ago. Naturally it is rather dilapidated in parts. It has been in the family longer than I can remember and she has given me the enclosed small piece to send to you, as it is sure to be of interest to you.
I understand that one of the principal uses of which the fabric was put was for curtains for the windows and the old fashioned four post beds. It is of course hand woven and two widths were sewn together by hand to make a sufficiently wide curtain.
Yours very truly,
John B. Hamilton
In another letter to Mr. Moore of the same year, Mr. Hamilton says in part, "I wonder what you thought of Chequer Hall? Although the house is not imposing to our eyes at the present, it must have been thought of an imposing residence in the beginning of the last century, as I have seen it included in a list of County Antrim residences as inhabited by ‘Mrs. Adams’.
John Adams and his wife Elizabeth Borland were the parents of five children (all daughters):Elizabeth, Jane, Martha, Ann and Mary.
Jane Adams married the Reverend Doctor Stavely.
Martha Adams married James Bones.
The following is a copy of the will of John Adams.
The Last will and testament of John Adams, Ballymoney in the parish of Longheel and county Antrim Chequer Manufacturer.
In consideration of the shortness, frailty and uncertainty of human life, I do leave and bequeath my effects in the following, vis:
I leave to my wife Elizabeth Adams thirty pounds yearly and every year during her life to be paid as hereafter mentioned. I leave to my daughter Mary Bones on hundred pounds. I leave to my daughter Jane Adams eight hundred pounds. I leave to my grand daughter Elizabeth Brown fifty pounds. I leave to my brother James Adams fifty pounds. I leave to Master James Stuart (son of James Stuart of Gr— Hall, Esqr.) twenty pounds. I leave to Robert Borland twenty guineas, I leave and bequeath all the remainder of my effects, ready money, debts, goods and chattels (not hereafter mentioned) to my daughters Ann Adams and Martha Adams, share and share alike. I leave to my daughter Mary Bones the farm they now live in, in Ballyportery (her and her heirs not to be disposed of it without the consent of my executors being first obtained). I leave to my daughter Elizabeth Brown and after her death to my grandson John Brown all the profit arising from Glenleslie that I bought from Felix Dougherty during the term of said lease for lives and years from Stuart Moore Esqr., and failing them to the heirs of my said daughter. I leave to my daughters Ann and Martha Adams, share and share alike, all the profits arising from the lease of Glenleslie and Tullykitock held for lives and years from Stuart Moore, Esqr. They and their heirs paying yearly and every year to Mathew Adams of Ballyboylan or his heirs three pounds during the terms of said lease of Glenleslie. Also to William Borland of Ballyboylan one pound ten shillings yearly. To Mary Borland (daughter of the late John Borland) now aged four years, one pound ten shillings yearly and every year during the term of said lease of Glenleslie and Tullykitock and failing the said Mary Borland I leave the same one pound ten shillings to Robert Borland (who now lives with me) during the term of said lease. I leave to my daughters Ann and Martha Adams, share and share alike all the profits arising from the lease I hold of Ballyoregagh from John Leslie, Esqr., during the term of sail lease, also the said Ann and Martha Adams all the profits arising from theslease I hold from Will Legg, Esqr., of the farm the Patterson’s live in, in Ballyportery also all the profits from the farm I bought from John and Robert Irwin in the Isle during the terms of said lease share and share alike. And to the said Ann and Martha Adams and their heirs all the possessions, house and lands I now have in Ballymoney or may have at the time of my decease, held by lease and leases from William Legg, Esqr. They, the said Ann and Martha Adams pay my wife Elizabeth Adams yearly and every year during her life thirty pounds sterling, in two equal half yearly payments, and in case of failure my wife having full power to distrain the lands of Ballereagoch and Ballymoney for the same. My wish is that my wife and daughters Ann and Martha should live together. I constitute and appointment William Adams of Randlestown and Robert Borland of Ballymoney executors of this my last will and I appoint James Stuart of Grace Hall, Esqr., as guardian to my wife and children. Given under my hand this 13th day of April 1807.
Singed and Sealed in the N.B. before signing, failing my daughter
presence of us Mary Bones I leave the farm in Ballyportery
Leslie Dixon Share and share alike to my grandsons
William Kerr John and Thomas Bones.
Alexander Kerr
John Adams. (Seal)
The interesting old will of Ann Adams, one of the blind daughters of John Adams, is given below:
In the name of God, Amen, I Ann Adams, of Chequer Hall otherwise Ballyweaney in the County of Antrim, spinster being of sound and disposing— mind and memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and from following hereby revoking all former will or wills by me at any time heretofore made. In the first place I direct my executors hereinafter named to pay all my just debts and funeral and testamentary charges as soon as may be convenient after my decease. I leave, devise and bequeath to my nephew John Bones of Augusta, State of Georgia, America, and failing him to his wife Mary Bones otherwise Brown and to their heirs and assigns all my right and title and interest in the lands and house known by the name of Chequer Hall which I hold by lease under William Legg, Esqr.. Also that portion of land and house known by the name of Ballycraigah which I hold under James E. Leslie, Esqr., for the natural son of John William McCluney now living in the United States of America I leave and bequeath to my niece Ann Moore of Lavan Cottage my clock and dessert spoons, I leave and bequeath to my niece Mary Bones one dozen silver spoons with my name on them. I leave and bequeath to the Rev. Hugh Carson of Ballyweaney my jaunting car. I leave and bequeath to the person who may be clergyman of the congregation of Ballyweaney at the time of my death ten pounds, also to Mary Graham of Clontyfinan five pounds, I bequeath to my nephew James Brown Hamilton of Ballymoney my desk that stands in the bedroom of the back parlor, I give devise and bequeath to my nieces Elizabeth Brown and Martha Dougherty of Gavagh, Mary Hamilton and Elizabeth Loughridge of Ballymoney and Ann Moore of Lavan Cottage all the residue and remainder of my property to be distributed among them, share and share alike, after pay my funeral expense, legacies and legacy duties of the before mentioned legacies of my executors to have it in their power if they see necessary to auction all and to divide the proceeds amongst my before named nieces
Elizabeth Brown, Martha Dougherty, Mary Hamilton, Elizabeth Loughridge and Ann Moore. I nominate and appoint the Rev. Jackson Graham of Clontyfinan and McCurdy Hamilton of Ballymoney executors of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto made my mark this 8th day of Dec. (1860) in the year of our Lord. Her
Ann X Adams
Signed, published and declared by the above name testatrix Ann Adams as ---- for her last will and testament and by her witnessed at her request (the will having been duly read before she made her mark) in her presence and in the presence of each other all present at the time who have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, the erasure on the 12th line was made previous to the will being signed, also the interlining of the townland etc., on the first page and the erasure on the last lines of the same page.
Witnesses present: William Hamilton
Shopman, Ballymoney
T. B. Hamilton, Attorney
Belfast Bank, Ballymoney
Having made my will and settled my affairs on a former occasion, I now make and publish the following as a codicil to my will and order the following arrangements to be carries out by my executors named in it, vis.: That Mrs. Dr. Moore get my drawers and Mrs. Dougherty get the drawers that belonged to my late sister Martha. Mrs. Hamilton to get my best plated candlesticks, Mrs. Loughridge to get my china and the old silver teaspoons, Margaret McFadden to get ten pounds to be paid in trust to Mrs. Doctor Moore whose receipt will be sufficient. Mary McCurdy Hamilton to get five pounds and the two old table spoons, Mrs. Hamilton to get my two new table spoons and to Elizabeth Brown I bequeath 5 pounds. This foregoing codicil was read and signed in the presence of each other and marked by Miss Ann Adams after having been read.
Witness: Her
H.. McC. Hamilton Ann X Adams
Hugh H. Carson Mark
Mary McC. Hamilton Chequer Hall, Feb. 22, 1861
I Ann Adams, having before settled my affairs and made my will, I add this codicil, I bequeath to Mrs. Hugh McC. Hamilton my Northumberland table and leaves of the same, to Mrs. William Daugherty the sum of five pounds, to Mrs. William Moore my sugar tongs, to Miss Rose Ann Megaw my brooch, to Mrs Irwin, my gold ring, to Mary McCurdy Hamilton my butter knives and salt spoons.
Witness: Her
Mary McCurdy Hamilton Ann X Adams
Annie A. Moore Mark
Feb. 24th, 1861
Having made my will and settled my affairs on the 8th day of December eighteen hundred and sixty (1860) and in said will and testament bequeath the sum of ten pounds sterling to the person who would be clergyman of Ballyweaney congregation at the time of my death, I do hereby revoke and disallow said bequest and do desire the sum of ten pounds to be paid to my nephew Thomas Bones Hamilton on Ballymoney. The foregoing codicil was read and signed in the presence of each other and marked by Miss Adams after having it read.
Ann X Adams
Signed and published in Chequer Hall this 27th Day of February 1864.
Hugh McC. Hamilton.
Sarah Kerr ¨ her witnesses.
Ann Hannah ¨

Notes on Foregoing will.
Ann Moore (Nee Staveley) was the daughter of Jane, another daughter of John Adams who married the Rev. Dr. Staveley. Ann Moore’s husband was a medical doctor named Moore of Lavan Cottage, County Antrim.
Rev. Hugh Carson was no relation, he was the Presbyterian minister Ballyweaney congregation.
Mary Graham was presumably a servant in Chequer Hall.
James Brown Hamilton was a grandson of another daughter of John Adams, Elizabeth, who married Rev. James Brown of Garvagh; his mother Jane brown married Hugh McCurdy Hamilton of Ballymoney, County Antrim. J. B. Hamilton visited Augusta, Georgia 1859/60 for health reasons, he died shortly after his return to Ballymoney.
Elizabeth Brown and Martha Dougherty were daughters of Elizabeth Brown (nee Adams) the former died a spinster the latter married a medical doctor Dougherty, Garvagh, County Londonderry.
Mary Hamilton was a daughter of mentioned J. B. Hamilton, she afterwards married Re. Robert F. Coffee, A Presbyterian minister.
Elizabeth Lougbridge another daughter of Jane Staveley, (nee Adams).
Rev. Jackson Graham was no relation he was the Presbyterian minister of Amory congregation a few miles distant from Chequer Hall.
Hugh McCurdy Hamilton was the father of the above named J. B. Hamilton and Mary Hamilton. His wife was Jane Brown daughter of the Rev. James Brown and Elizabeth Adams of Garvagh.
William Hamilton and Thomas Bones Hamilton were sones of H. McC. Hamilton and Jane Brown.
Margaret McFadden was a daughter of Jan Mc Fadden who was a daughter of Jane Steveley, (nee Adams).
Mary McCurdy Hamilton, the same person as above named Mary Hamilton.
Mrs. Hamilton the second wife of above named H. McC. Hamilton was a daughert of Rev. Dr. Staveley and his wife Jane (nee Adams).
Mrs. Irwin was the wife of Rev. Irwin, a Presbytertian minister of Castlebrook and her Christian name was Eliza and she was the granddaughter of Elizabeth Brown (nee Adams).
*James Bones and Mary Adams were married about 1790.
They were the parents of six sons and three daughters all of whom were born in Ireland.
John 1792-1870 1 Maria Eve: 2 Mary Brown
Thomas A. 1793-1822 Eliza Phinizy
Eliza 1798-1877 unmarried
James 1799-1831 unmarried
William 1801-1830 Isabella Spencer
Robert 1803-1833 unmarried
Samuel 1807-1840 Maria McGran
Jane 1808-1873 John Holden
*Martha 1808-1886 John Halhead Hughes
The following announcement of the death of John Bones, the eldest child of James Bones and Mary Adams is a fitting tribute. It contains so much of his life’s history, we will put it first.
Death of John Bones, ESQ.
It is our painful duty to announce the death of this good man and prominent citizen of Augusta. This event took place in our city yesterday, Mr. Bones was a native of Ireland, born at Chequer Hall, Near Ballymena, County Antrim, December 15, 1792. Being therefore nearly 78 years of age at the time of his death.
His father and family, being under the ban of power of the British government for participation in the rebellion of Ireland, were forced to emigrate, at the loss of a large property, and to seek an asylum in the hospitable shores of the new world– choosing the south as their place of refuse.
Mr. Bones landed in Savannah in July 1810 and there he celebrated his freedom from British tyranny, by participating in the celebration of the 4th of July.
After a short sojourn at the seaboard city, he proceeded to Augusta where he took up his residence and where, for more than sixty years, he continued to reside.
In 1818, he married Maria Eve, daughter of Captain Eve of this County.
After the decease of his first wife, her returned to Ireland in 183- for the first time after his emigration, when he married Miss Mary Brown daughter of Rev. James Brown of Garvagh.
Mr. Bones was the eldest living merchant of Augusta at the time of his death. He never retired from business, but up to the day of his death he took an active part in the business affairs. He was a participant in most of the prominent enterprises of this community, and the present Augusta Factory owes its origin to a simple suggestion of his made upon the street to the late Mr. D’Antignac, that "it never would do, having gotten power to let it lie idle". Those two gentlemen immediately canvassed for subscriptions, which resulted in building the first cotton factory in Augusta and the first building of the Augusta canal for the application of its power.
Childless, he was liberal, generous and benevolent, always encouraging the young, with always an excuse for the errors of others, his hand never lifted, except in friendly approval, to caress or to best to good upon all whom he could. He was, too, the practical peacemaker, always endeavoring, by his counsel and example, to prevent feuds and ill feeling, and to settle difficulties between his friends.
As a prominent example, at one of his genial disposition and friendly influence, it should be stated that the reconciliation which was effected between the late George McDuffie, of South Carolina and Col. William Cumming, of this city, was due to his efforts. Friendly and intimate with each and respected by both, the restoration of friendly intercourse between these two remarkable men in their day and generation was arranged by him, and their first friendly interview, after a long, exciting and embittered contest, both with pen and upon the field of honor, took place in the parlors of his home.
He was a regular attendant of the Presbyterian church, and without open profession, always expressed his warm regard for, and took and active and earnest part in privately diffusing the benignant principles of Christianity.
He died as we have already said, in the 78th year of his age, leaving no direct lineal representative, but a large circle of friends and relatives to deplore his loss as that of a good man, kind frien and true Christian.
The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian chruch at 10 o’clock this morning.
From The Chronicle and Sentinal
Of Thursday Morning,
October 26th, 1870
John Bones probably came to Augusta after landing at Savannah to be with friends and his Uncle William who became a citizen of the United States at this place on May 1st, 1807..
It is doubtful, from a business standpoint, if he could have picked a more propitious time of place to establish his wholesale and retail hardware concern, for Augusta, located on the headwaters of navigation of the Savannah River became a supply depot for the many thousands who emigrated into the state from the "farmed out" lands of Virginia and the Carolinas, increasing the population of Georgia from 150,00 in 1800 to near 800,000 in 1850. Railroads and steamboats along with the gin were introduced in this half century and coupled with her virgin soil, Georgia became the leading cotton producing area of the world.
In what year he went into business, or with whom, we do not know, but from the First Augusta directory of 1841 we find, Bones, J & S. Wholesale and Retail Hardware store, 301 Broad. Also Bones and Carmichael Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Hardware, 211 Broad. At the same time he was a director of the Bank of Augusta, of which his brother-in-law, John Moore was president. From the same source we find that he was an alderman from ward 2 with B. H.. Warren and J. G. Dunlop. Also on the Board of Health from Ward 2 with Messrs. Harris, Garvin, and Winter. We learn from a recent newspaper story that he was a member of the original Board of Education for Richmond County.
Later in life he was associated with his brother-in-law William Brown and his cousin John Bones Dougherty in business.
John Bones first married Maria Eve, the seventh daughter of Capt Oswell Eve II, and his wife Aphra Ann Pritchard. Form our "Family" written many years ago by Maria’s sister Emma We find the following:
Maria Fitzsimons (Barney as we called her) was tall, well formed and very proud in her bearing, was more ambitious than the rest of us. She was courted by a young Irishman named John Bones. They were married at the hall, and Uncle Eve’s daughter Mary was the same time and place married to Mr. James Campbell. Sister Maria had thick chestnut hair a yard long, and large blue eyes. She spent her winters in Augusta and her summers at the cottage and when there we were all as merry as children. She adopted sister Henrietta Longstreet’s daughter, Hannah, as her own child and was to her a thorough instructor. She came to an early death in 1833.
Three of Maria Eve’s sisters married men from Antrim. Sarah married John Strong Adams; Catherine married Robert Campbell and Mary Eliza marries John Carmichael.
Two years after the death of his first wife, John, on a visit to Ireland married his first cousin Mary Brown. Returning to Augusta the lived in their home on the "Sand Hills" where they reared the children of Mary’s brother William and his wife Henrietta Poor. At present time this home is occupied by Mrs. Charles Irvin Mell, a granddaughter of William Brown through his daughter, Sarah Jane, and her husband, John Bones Dougherty.
Mary Brown was born in 1810 and died at the age of fifty five.
The following letter from John to Mary shows that for many years before the levee was completed the Savannah River caused the citizens of Augusta great loss of property.
Augusta, May 29th, (1810 ?).
My Dearest Mary,
If the waters fall enough to allow me to ride out this evening I shall do but feel too fatigued to walk. We have had awful times but must feel thankful if it be no worse. The cellars in town are all full, of course our is but the house does not appear to be much injured as yet and if I can get the water out hope it will not be so. We have a great many hands employed, I hope tomorrow will allow George and Kilrey to get in with the wagon as I wish to fill up a large hole that is washed in the alley also one immediately in front of the hall door. We have moved nearly all the goods in the cellar both up and down town and the water did not quite reached the floor of the Ames Store, it was about an inch in the upper. Our goods will be trifling but I am apprehensive I have our cotton which is in some of the warehouses from being damaged. I believe Mr. Eris’ Negroes are all safe but he has lost, I understand, all his horses, mules and stock of all kinds. I feel very uneasy about himself. So do not look for me unless I can get out with a horse.
With love to Martha, I remain,
Yours ever affectionately,
John Bones
I shall send out before I wish the wagon brought in. I have seen Paul Fitzsimons and shall go out with him this evening. He will drop me at the turn off opposite Mr. Lawson’s new house and I can walk up. His horses and carriage are at the other end of Craven Dam.
The date of this letter, we believe, to be incorrect, for as we have seen John did not marry Mary Brown until 1835 and Paul Fitzsimons died in 1840 at the age of forty, so this flood mush have occurred between or during on of the years just mentioned. Paul Fitzsimons was a first cousin of Maria Eve, a brother in law of Gov. Hammond of South Carolina and an uncle of Gen. Wade Hampton, who married a daughter of George McDuffie (his 2nd wife).
In the following letter from Charleston, John tells of his uncle who had just died. This was his Uncle William Bones, whose will has previously been given and seems to have been probated in April 1858.

Mar. 2nd,1858
My Dearest Wife,
I reached this place yesterday a little after five o’clock and found that Dear old man Mr. Adger waiting for me, who told me that Uncle had gone to his rest. He died yesterday morning at eleven o’clock which you will have heard by telegraph. Mr. Adger told me he was with him all the afternoon of Sunday and had no idea his death would have occurred so soon. Mr Davis sat up with him the greater part of Sunday night. He went off like the snuff of a candle without any apparent pain. Mrs. D. was as kind to him as if her were her own child.
We opened his will and find that after giving some small legacies he has distributed the remainder of his property to the children of his brothers and sisters in equal proportions. He has left legacies to two of the Presbyterian church in this city and also one of $250.00 To be distributed to the poor of our church in "certain" amounts. He has left me his writing desk and papers therein, also his walking cane.
We shall leave this evening for Winnsborough and expect to reach there tomorrow about 12 o’ clock. I hope to return to Columbia the same evening and to reach Augusta Thursday next. If anything should happen to prevent me I shall telegraph.
I feel very well and remain,
Yours ever Affectionately,
John Bones.
The letter given below expresses to John deep appreciation for the many kind deeds he has done for his good aged Father-in-law and other members of the family in Ireland.
Mt. Pleasant
Aug. 26, 1835.
Dear John,
You no doubt will be surprised that I have not written you long before this. One principal apology is that three or four years ago I was long ill and frequently under the doctor’s hands, since that I have had a tremor in my hands and weakness which makes writing a labor to me, besides the young people all writing in turn were sufficient to make the communication an annoyance rather than a satisfaction.
Your kind letter to me after arrival gave us all inexpressible pleasure and Mary’s keeping up with the correspondence pretty regularly affords peculiar gratification, but the recent communication by Messrs, Evans, Black and Harper have afforded peculiar delight, and for the testimonies of the kindnesses to the different branches of the family I trust they will individually express their gratitude for the walking stick you sent me to be a support in my old age, I return you many thanks, and while it recalls to my mind your kind recollection, it will elicit a fervent prayer for the prosperity and felicity of you and all our friends in America.
In this country we had a cold dreadfully wet spring, which was rather against the crops being put in. The later part of July and previous part of this month have been very hot. The crops in general look tolerable, except the oats and in it there are great blasted heads, commonly called sutt which is very prejudicial.
In this neighborhood there is no occurrence worth narrating, save considerable revivals in religion, at least in the profession of religion. There has been ordained in the course of last spring a minister at Kingscord, a p---- place on the northwestern boundary of my congregation, and they are at present building a new meeting house at Money-Did, a place to the east of my congregation.
I was extremely sorry to learn that your mother had been for sometime indisposed and her recovery doubtful, but I hope she is restored. Yet the visitations of the Almighty as they are various so they are intended to be instructive and should teach us to endeavor to be always ready to give account of our stewardship, which we can only do by minding the care of our soul as the one thing needful, and cultivating pure undefiled religion.
Your aunt continues much in the same state as when you left, still complaining. Martha is quite well, they unite with me in love and affectionate regards to you and Mary, your Mother, Father and your brothers and sisters,
Believe me most affectionately yours,
John Bones
In the name of God, Amen
I, John Bones, of Augusta in the county of Richmond and state of Georgia being indifferent bodily health, but of sound mind and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament, revoking all others.
Imprimis: I wish all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid.
Item: To my niece and adopted daughter, Hannah Longstreet, I give and bequeath ten thousand dollars to be paid to her in gold coin to that amount.
Item: All the rest of my residue of my estate, real and personal, in possession and action, I direct to be divided into six equal shares in value. One of which shares I bequeath to my sister, Eliza Moore, and her heirs for ever; One share to David R. Wright of Augusta, in trust for the separate use of his wife Margaret Wright , daughter of my deceased brother, William Bones for her natural life, and after her death to her lineal representatives; per stripes, one share to the lineal representatives, per stripes, of my deceased brother Samuel Bones, and their heirs forever; one share to the lineal representatives, per stripes, of my deceased brother-in-law, William Brown, and their heirs forever; one share to be settled by my executors or trustees of their appointment, for the sole and separate use of my sister Martha Hughes, wife of John L. Hughes, of Edgefield District, S. C. during her life, with the remainder in fee to her children, and their lineal representatives, per stripes, and I direct and devise that the plantation in Edgefield now occupied by the family, with all the appurtenance stock, implements and fixtures, be taken as part of the said sixth share of my said sister, at a fair valuation to be fixed by disinterested persons, and I direct my executors to appoint as trustees for said sister, her husband the said John L. Hughes and her son Robert Hughes, if he be living at the time of the settlement.
The remaining sixth share I give and bequeath to my sister, Jane Holden, during her natural life; and on her death, to be settled on trustees for the sold and separate use of her daughter, Eliza Holden, for her life; and on her death to her lineal representatives.
Item: My executors are authorized in their discretion whenever they deem it for the interest of my estate, or necessary for the purpose of division, to sell any or all of estate, real or personal, as such times and in such manner, and on such terms, as they think proper, without any order of any court.
Finally, I appoint William A. Walton, David. R. Wright and James W. Bones of Augusta, Executors of this my last will and testament.
In Witness where of, I have here set my hand and seal this Day of February, Eighteen hundred and Seventy.
Signed, sealed and published and declared by John Bones as his last will and testament.
In presence of us, the word "us" being interlined in the fifth line from the bottom of the first page.
Edward Thomas
W. T. Gould
John T. Cohen
John bones and both of his wives were buried in the Cottage Cemetery located six miles below Augusta near the Old Savannah Road.
Thomas Adams Bones, the second child of James and Mary Adams Bones, married Eliaz, the second daughter of Ferdinand Phinizy (the founder of the family in America) and his wife wife Margaret Condon. They were married on January 15th, 1818 and lived together but four years due to his early death. Their only child, Margaret Phinizy Bones, died in fancy. On April 8th, 1824, Eliza married again. Her second husband was Thomas McGran, an uncle of Maria McGran whose husband, Samuel Bones, was the youngest son of James and Mary Adams Bones.
A large marble slab on the east of the burial lot of the old Ferdinand Phinizy place, China Grove, in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, bears the following inscription;
Thomas Adams Bones
A native of County Antrim, Ireland,
Who departed this life on the 11th day of Sept. 1822
In the 29th year of his life.
The story was told on John Bones that he planned a romance between his eldest sister Eliza and one of his wealthy Augusta friends. When she came down from Winnsboro to visit her brother he had an understanding talk with her. The charming Eliza made herself so bewitching the friend proposed and they were married afterwards.
John Moore and Eliza Bones were married in Winnsboro on April 20th, !818, three weeks after John Bones married Maria Eve and three months after Thomas Adams bones married Eliza Phinizy.
The children of John and Eliza Bones Moore were Martha, Henry, Elizabeth Adams, Richard Tubman, Mary Jane, John Bones, Fannie M. and James William.
Richard Tubman Moore and Mary Jane Moore did not marry.
Fannie M. Moore married Alonzo Church. They did not have any children.
Martha Moore married Maurice Wilkinson and they were the parents of four children; Mattie, Frances Ellen, Lillie Byron and Arthur. Mattie Wilkins married Edmund Burrell Charlotte, N.C. Their children were; Fanny Burrell who maried Mr. Chisolm, Anna Burrell who died young, Martha
Burrell, who never married, and Edmund S. Burrell who married Edith Hubbard.
Frances Ellen Wilkins did not marry.
Lilly Byron Wilkinson married Thomas Russell Wright (see Wrights).
Arthur Byron Wilkinson married (1) Anna Conn, (2) Agnes ?.
Henry Moore married Celeste Poulian. Their only child, Haul Poulian did not marry.
Elizabeth Adams Moore married William Augustus Walton. Their children were: John Moore, Robert, William A. Jr., Frances Moore and Maurice, J.. Walton was the only member of this family to marry. He and his wife, Julia scales Jackson were the parents of one son, John Moore Walton, who has not married.
John Bones Moore married Marion McHenry. Their children were Celeste Moore, who died young, and Noel McHenry Moore, who married Mazie Chaffee. They were the parents of Noel McHenry Moore, jr., and William Chaffee Moore.
Noel McHenry Moore, jr., was a warrant officer of Squadron 419, of the Royal Canadian Air Force. He trained in Canada, went overseas in 1941 and gave his life for his county while piloting his ship on July 30, 1942. He is buried in Gosselie Cemetry, Belgium, with three of his crew members.
William Caffee Moore married Marie Young and they have two little boys William Chaffee Moore, jr., and Noel McHenry Moore.
James William Moore married Anna Patton Wilson, the daughter of Joseph Harvey Wilson and Julia Adelaid Patton. James Patton, the Grandfather of Anna Patton Wilson at the advanced age of 84, wrote a short but remarkable account of his rise from a poor immigrant boy to become one of the most respected and wealthiest men of North Carolina. His remains are interred in the beautiful burial ground of the Presbyterian Church, Asheville, N.C., which ground he had presented to the church; and in the spot he had long before pointed out, which is marked with a plain marble obelisk, bearing the inscription:
In memory of James Patton, born 13th of July, 1756, in County Derry, Ireland; died at Asheville, NC 9th September 1845, in the 90th year of his age. He was the founder of his family in America; an honest and preserving man, accumulating much property without grinding the poor–prudently assisting his poor relations as well as bring forward in the world many deserving young men.
The children of James Wilson and Anna Patton Wilson Moore were: Harvey Wilson, Lillie Walton, James Wilson, John, Adelaide, Frank W., Mary Wilson, and Harvey Wilson. There were two boys in the family named Harvey Wilson Moore. One died in infancy, also his sister, Lillie Walton Wilson.
James William Moore married Margaret Lewis. They had no children.
John Moore married Margaret Robertson. Their one child, Catherine Robertson Moore, married William Hall, and they are the parents of two young children, William Hall, jr., and Margaret.
Adelaide Moore married William Alexander. Their one child, Anna Wilson Alexander, and her Husband, Charles Whitney, are the parents of one son, Charles Barry Whitney.
Mary Wilson Moore married Joseph Chester Sabgo. No children.
Frank W. Moore did not marry.
Harvey Wilson Moore married Lucy Robertson. Two children were born to this union: Harvey Wilson Moore, jr., and Lucy Gratton Moore.
Harvey Wilson Moore, jr., married Mary Stewart. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during the last war and lost his life in the Pacific during 1945 while aboard the U.S. Pickerel.
Lucy Gratton Moore and her husband Thomas Grasty, are the parents of three young children, Harvey Wilson Moore Grasty, 5, Luch Robertson Grasty, Thomas Grasty, jr., 2.
John Moore, the husband of Eliza Bones, was for many years a successful banker and businessman of Augusta. His old home on Green Street, which he himself built, and where he reared his children, lies in the "Path of progress" and will soon give way to a fast expanding commercial area.
On one occasion he gave an old slave, known as Uncle Jake, his freedom, a gold watch and paid him for his services, none of which was lucky for the old man, for his wife soon killed him for possession of the watch.
John Moore was born in County Down, situated just south of County Antrim, in 1780, and came to Augusta at the age of seventeen, where he lived for nearly fifty years. He and his wife Eliza and six of their children are buried in the Summerville cemetery, Augusta, Georgia.
__________________________Will of John Moore______________________
State of Georgia
City of Augusta
I, John Moore of the City of Augusta, merchant, do make and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills here to fore made:
First— I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible from my portion of my estate, real and personal.
Second— I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Eliza Moore, my home and all my lots in Summerville (including the lot late purchased of Judge Longstreet), all the Negroes I may die possessed of, and all my household and kitchen furniture together with all my carriages, horses, wearing apparel, etc.,(which bequeath I make in lieu of any claim of Dower she may have on my estate) to her and her heirs forever.
Third— I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Eliza Moore and to our children (8 in number) share and share alike; all the rest and residue of my property, whether real, personal or mixed to them and their heirs forever. And I do hereby invest my executrix and executor hereinafter named with full power, wherever in their judgement it may be necessary to have my estate sold or divided, or when any of my heirs who may have become of age or who have married, shall require a division of my estate to have it sold or divided as they (my executoris or executor) may consider most to the advantage of a majority of my heirs under an order of court, and the share or shares of those requiring a division to be paid over or delivered to them, the remaining shares of those under age, to be under the control of and management of the testamentary guardian, hereinafter appointed.
Fourth— It is my will and desire that all my children during their minority shall be kept together, under the care and superintendence of their mother, excepting the testamentary guardian hereinafter appointed. ___ shall otherwise direct, and in order to avoid the necessity of making regular returns to the court, that all the expense of their education, board, clothing, etc., should be paid out of the income of my estate, until a division of my estate is made, after which a fair compensation shall be allowed her from their respective shares for the support and education.
Fifth— Under a contract with Mr. Joseph Davis, the firm of Moore and Davis may be continued after the decease of either of the parties by the consent of the immediate representatives of the deceased for one year. It is my will and desire that my executors hereinafter appointed may continue the business of said firm as long as they may consider that the interest of my estate will be promoted and that they have power to close it when they think proper.
Sixth— I hereby appoint my dearly beloved wife Eliza Moore and my brother-in-law John Bones the executrix and executors of this my last will and testament and constitute them the able guardians of all my children during their minority.
John Moore Seal
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us
who have subscribed in the presence of each other.
Edward Henkill
George W. Morgan
Samuel C. Wilson (N.P.)
there was a codicil to John Moore’s will dated November 4th, 1845 directing that his son Henry, who had become of age, to act a one of the executors of his estate.

_______________________Will of Eliza Moore_____________________
State of Georgia
Richmond County
I, Eliza Moore of said county, do make and declare this my last will and testament, revoking all former wills.
Item 1- I nominate and appoint my sons Henry Moore, John B. Moore and James W. Moore Executors of this my will.
Item 2- I devise my residence on Green Street in the City of Augusta, without the adjoining lot to my daughter Elizabeth A. Walton and Mary Jane Moore, equally as tenants in common.
Item 3- I bequeath my silver, plates, furniture and personal effects of all kinds to my daughter Elizabeth A. Walton.
Item 4- All the rest of my property of whatever kind, after the payment of debts, I devise and bequeath to my children as follows: Two thousand dollars to my son Henry, in addition to the sum (Two Thousand) advanced to him on his share; and to Elizabeth, Martha, John, Mary and James, each one fifth of the residue, including advancement made to James.
Item 5- To enable my executors to pay my debts and make distribution, I authorize them to sell a part or the whole of the residue of estate privately or otherwise, in their discretion, without the order of any court, and in making an inventory to direct them to exclude therefrom the property given in the third (3) Item to my daughter Elizabeth as I do not with the same appraised.
In witness thereof I have hereunto placed my hand and seal this eighteenth day of February eighteen hundred and seventy-five.
Elizabeth Moore, (seal)
Signed, sealed and published and declared by the testator
and for her last will and testament in the presence of us,
who in her presence and at her request, and in the presence of each
other, have hereunto placed our names as witnesses the day and year
above written.
Robert H. Reid
James Miller
David R. Wright
State of Georgia
Richmond County.
I, Eliza Moore of said county, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare the following as a codicil to my fore going will and testament dated the eighteenth day of February eighteen hundred and seventy-five and attested to by Robert H. Reid, James Miller and David R. Wright, which I hereby publish except as altered by this codicil.
Item 1- I revoke the fourth item of my said will.
Item 2- I give to my daughter Martha A. Wilkinson two thousand dollars in addition to her share of the residues of my estate.
Item 3- I give to my son Henry one thousand dollars in addition to the sums advanced to him.
Item 4- I give to my son James one thousand dollars in addition to his advancements, and I direct my executors to cancel the note he gave me.
Item 5- All the rest and residue of my property of whatever kind after the payments, I devise and bequeath to my three daughters and my son, John. To each one-fourth. The amount advanced to John to be included in the division and deducted from his share.
Item 6- The amount bequeathed to Henry as not to be paid until all liabilities incurred by me on his account have been settles or discharged by him or his representatives.
Item 7- I nominate and appoint my sons-in-law Maurice Wilkinson and William A. Walton additional executors of my last will and testament.
In witness there of I have hereunto placed my hand and seal this seventh day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven.
Eliza Moore
James, the fourth child of James and Mary Adams Bones, as far as we know, did not marry. His name does not appear in the records of Richmond County, so we presume he was a resident of Edgefield. His grave is in the Summerville, (SC) Cemetry.
William, the fifth child of James and Mary Adams Bones, Married Isabella Spencer, the daughter of Alexander Spencer, a Native of Scotland.
William was in business with his brother-in-law John Moore in Augusta at the time of his death. His grave is also near those of his parents.
William and Isabella Spencer Bones were the parents of two small children, Thomas Adams 11, and Margaret Clarkie at the time of his death in 1830.
Three years after the death of William, Isabella married John Coskery a native of Ireland and lived with him for over fifty years.
Thomas Adams Bones II, married Lydia Oliphant Nicholson of Edgefield County, SC. He died at the age of 46 in 1867, leaving no children and was buried in the Summerville, SC Cemetry.
Margaret Clarkie Bones married David Russell Wright and they were parents of eleven children. John David, William Bones, Alexander Spencer, William Garey, Isabella Spencer, Mary Emily, James, Bones, Thomas Russell, Margurite Louise, Francis Wayland, and Martha Josephine. William Bones Wright died in infancy.
John David Wright, the eldest son of Margaret Bones and Dr. Wright, married Elizabeth Carter Land and they were the parents of Louise Hortense, Margaret, John Coskery, _________
________, ______________, Carter Land, Mary Elizabeth and David Russell.
Louise Hortense Wright never married and David Russell Wright died in infancy.
Margaret Bones Wright married James Emmett Arnold. Their only child, Elizabeth Hund Arnold married Bradford Merry, no children.
John Coskery Wright married Alice Hicks, thier children; Lewis Hicks, Elizabeth Louise, John David, Harriet Alice.
Lewis Hicks Wright married his distant cousin, Margaret Roberta Phillips and they have one young son Johnnie Lewis Wright.
Elizabeth Louise Wright married Earl Frank Williams, no children.
John David Wright married Doris May Klessing. Their children; John David, jr., Edwin Otto Wright.
Harriet Alice Wright married Samuel Warren Twiggs, jr., Their children; Alice Lousia Twiggs, Samuel Warren Twiggs,jr;, and Barbara Wright Twiggs.
Carter Land Wright married Eleanor Jossey, their one child Carter Land Wright, jr., married Dorothy __________; Their children Derry Wright and Lana Wright.
Mary Elizabeth Wright married Ralph Palmer Marsh, their children; Ralph Palmer, jr., Louise Wright and Carlton Hillier Wright.
Ralph Palmer Marsh, jr., married Martha Elizabeth Flanagan. Their children; Ralph Palmer Marsh, III, and Mary Elizabeth Flanagan Marsh..
Louise Wright Marsh married James Tracy Pitman. Their children; James Tracy Pitman, jr., Betty Lou Pitman and David Pitman.
Isabella Spencer Wright the eldest daughter of Margaret Bones and David R. Wright married William Moses Jordon. Their children; David Wright, Margaret Louisa, Marie Emily, Isabella Coskery and Thomas Russell.
David Wright Jordon and Thomas Russell Jordon never married, Margaret Louisa Jordon married Henry Martin Johnson, their children; Alexander Spencer, Henry Martin, jr, Margaret Gray, Floride Cantey, and Thomas Russell Wright. Henry Martin Johnson, jr., died in infancy.
Alexander Spencer Johnson married, first Elizabeth Gaddie Gray, second, Evelyn Carr, children by first wife; Elizabeth Gray and Floride Cantey.
Elizabeth Gray Johnson married Joseph Mooney of Scotland.
Floride Cantey Johnson did not marry.
Children by second wife; Cynthia Drucilla Johnson, Margaret Jordon Johnson.
Margaret Gray Johnson Married Theodore Patton, Chaplain in the US Navy. He died Mar. 9th, 1949. Their children; Robbins Patton and Barbara Bouneau Patton. Floride Cantey Johnson married William James Donnelly. They have one son, William Johnson Donnelly.
Thomas Russell Wright Johnson married Louise Doris, no children.
Marie Emily Jordon married George Winthrop Dwell, II. Their children; Isabella Spencer and George Winthrop Dwell, III.
Isabella Spencer Dwell married (1) John Kershaw, (2) Ralph Palmer Dunwoody, no children by either marriage.
George Winthrop Dwell, III married Elizabeth Cornwell. Their children; Susan Dwell and Duncan Dwell.
Isabella Spencer Jordon married John Barry Whitney. Their children; John Barry, ju., Sarah Barry, David Jordon and Marie Jordon.
John Barry Whitney, jr., married Rugh Lois Krell, their children; John Barry Whitney, III, David Charles Whitney.
Sarah Barry Whitney married (1) Tobert McKay, (2) Clifford Stephens. No children.
Marie Jordon Whitney married Francis Blackman, their children; Walter Whitney Barnett and Francis Blackman Barnett, jr..
Mary Emily Wright, third daughter of Margaret Bones and David R. Wright married John Milner Wilbur, no children.
Dr. James Bones Wright, fifth son of Margaret Bones and David R. Wright married Agnes Coles Walker. Their only child, Nancy married Alexander Thomas Murphy, their only child is Alexander Thomas Murphy, jr..
Nancy Burum, the secont wife of Dr. James Bones Wright, bore him six children; Lillie Wilkinson, Emily Oliver, James Bones, jr., Lucy Burum, Peter Burum, and Nancy Lawson.
Lillie Wilkinson Wright and Emily Oliver Wright died in infancy, James Bones Wright, jr., and Lucy Burum Wright never married.
Dr. Peter Burum Wright married Julie Bredenburg, their children; Peter Burum Wright, jr., Juliana Wright.
Nancy Lawson Wright married J. Russell Starnes, their children; Lawson Wright Starnes and ???
Dr. Thomas Russell Wright, the fourth son of Margaret Bones and David R. Wright married his cousin Lillie Wilkinson, their children; Mattie, Lillie, Byron, Anna Burrell and Thomas R. jr.,
Thomas Russell Wright, jr., died in infamcy.
Lillie Byron Wright never married.
Mattie Wright married Robert Roy Goodwin, their children; Robert, Anna, Charles, and Thomas.
Robert Goodwin married Stella Mankinson, their children; Margaret Goodwin, Leila Goodwin.
Anna Goodwin married Davies Eve, their children; Helen Davies Eve, Ana Eve
Charles Goodwin married May Hutchinson, their child; Charles Goodwin, jr.
Dr. Thomas Goodwin married Isabel North, their children; Thomas, jr., North, and Roby Goodwin.
Anna Burrel Wright married William Cuttino Wilbur, their children; Martha Moore, Mary Sumner and William Cuttino, jr.,
Martha Moore Wilbur married Dr. John Gaston; their children; John Newton, William Wilbur Gaston.
Mary Sumner Wilbur married Vernon Weston, their children; Robert Vernon, Thomas Wright, Charles Weston.
William Cuttino Wilbur married Patricia Hutchinson, no children.
Marguerite Louisa, the second daughter of Margaret Bones and David R. Wright, married Frank Ralph Clark, their children; Isabella Spencer, John Mulford and Frank Raymond Clark.
Isabella Spencer Clark never married.
John Mulford Clark married twice, (1) Mary Oliver White, she bore him on daughter, Mary Virginia Clark, she married Henry M. Marks. Their children; Henry M., John Mulford Clark, jr., Charles Rainsford Clark.
After the death of his first wife, John Mulford married his cousin, Elizabeth Rainsford of Edgefield, SC, no children.
Frank Raymond Clark married Jessie Turpin Walton, their children; Frank Raymond Clark, jr., Florence and Schuyler Clark.
Frank Raymond, jr., married Martha Couden, their children; Frank Raymond, III, Susan Parkette Clark.
Florence Clark married Robert C. Jones, their children; Margaret Louisa Clark.
Schuyler Clark married Margaret Jones, their children; Schuyler, jr., Thomas Bowles Clark.
Francis Wayland Wright, the seventh son of Margaret Bones and David Russell Wright, married Ethel Walker, sister of Agnes Coles Walker, previously mentioned. Their children Ethel Walker, Francis Wayland, Eleanor Walker, Margaret Louisa and David Russell.
Ethel Walker Wright and Francis Wayland Wright died when young.
Eleanor Walker Wright married Addison Dawson Teague, their son is Addison Teague, jr.
Margaret Louisa Wright married George Black Lamar, they have two sons; Francis Wayland and Robert Black Lamar.
David Russell Wright married Dorothy Delph, they have two daughters; Ethel Walker Wright and Dorothy Delph Wright.
Bones, William –page 333 — of Augusta. To my wife Isabella, all property after my debts are paid. Bros John, Janes and Samuel Bones, guardian of my children (not named), Brothers John Samuel, excutors to settle the business of William Bones and Co., with my co-partner John Moore. Signed Dec. 4, 1829
Witnesses; John Edgar, O.C. Carmichael (Brothers in law) John Davis.
Probated Sept. 6, 1830
Robert, the sixth child of James and Mary Adams Bones, died under thirty four years of age as did all of his brothers, except John. There is no mention of him in the old records of Richmond County, so we presume he, a bachelor, was living with his parents in Edgefield at the time of his death. He was buried near his brothers, James and William in the Summerville Cemetery.
Samuel, the seventh child of James and Mary Adams Bones, was born in 1807 and died in Clarksville, Ga., September 16, 1840. His grave is beside that of his wife, Maria McGran, also a native of Ireland. She was born in 1816 and died in Atlanta, Ga. October 16, 1896.
Samuel was in in business with his brother John, in Augusta, with a branch store in Rome, Ga. The management of which was handled by his son James.
The children of Samuel and Maria McGran Bones were Thomas M., John Samuel, and James W.
Thomas M. Bones died unmarried at the age of thirty nine, 1776, and was buried in Augusta on the family burial plot.
John Samuel Bones married Janie, the daughter of John Phinizy and is wife Martha Creswell. Their children were: John Phinizy and Maria.
John Phinzy Bones died unmarried in 1924(?) And was buried by his parents in Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Ga., so far as we know he was the last male member of any of the Bones’ families in America.
Maria Bones married William Bee Mitchell, their children; Dorothy and Frances Alice.
Dorothy Mitchell married David Stevenson McAlister.
Francis Alice Mitchell married Alfred Olney Halsey, jr.,
James W. Bones married Marion Woodrow, a sister of President Woodrow Wilson’s mother. They were the parents of three daughters, Jessie, Helen and Marion.
Jessie Bones married a widower, A. Thew H. Brower, if they had any children, it is unknown.
Helen Bones, believed to be the only living member of the Bones families born with this surname, never married, for a number of years she was a private secretary to the first Mrs. Wilson.
Marion Bones Died while a young lady in 1888.
A Relationship Explained.
From a "History of Rome and Floyd Counties Ga.." by George Magruder Battey, we bring this interesting story.
"Since many people are confused as to the relationship between Woodrow Wilson and the Bones family, once residents of Rome, a lady close to them offers the following
"The Bones family is related to the Wilson family through Mrs. Bones who, before her marriage to Mr. James W. Bones, was Miss Marion Woodrow, the sister of Miss Jennie Woodrow, who married Mr. Joseph Wilson, the father of President Woodrow Wilson. Hence Mrs. Bones was Woodrow Wilson’s aunt whom his mother and he and his brother Joseph used to visit when Mrs Bones lived on upper Broad Street, in the house at 709 known as the Featherstone Place.
When Wilson later became a young man, he visited Mrs. Bones, then living in East Rome, and his cousin, Mrs. A. Thew H.(Jessie Bones) Brower. It was at Mrs. Brower’s home that he met Miss Ellen Louise Axon, who later became his wife in Savannah."
Woodrow Wilson’s Courtship
"The chance of circumstance of a black legal practice for a lawyer quite possible explains how Rome was put more prominently in the public eye than in any other chain of circumstances since the city’s establishment. Wilson was twenty six years old in 1882 when Judge George Hillyer of Atlanta, and others signed his license t practice his profession in that city, shortly before he paid a visit to Rome.
The shingle of Wilson and Reneck failed to produce business in spite of their earnest application, and in the summer of 1882 Wilson found it convenient to take a two month’s vacation in Rome as the guest of his cousin, Mrs. Brower, and his Aunt, Mrs Bones, whose husband was maintaining the Rome branch of the well known Augusta hardware concern of J. & S. Bones and Co..
The Bones family were staunch Presbyterians. Mrs Bones’ Father, Dr. James Woodrow, a teacher in the old Oglethrope University in Milledeville and whose companionship of the Darwiniship Theory and other advanced ideas after the war, caused his suspension by the Presbyterian Synod of SC, from the Faculy of Columbia Theological Seminary of Columbia. He was later elected Moderator, the highest office in its power.
Mr. Bones was a high official in the Rome church, and Wilson’s Father, Dr. Joseph R. Wilson, was a Presbyterian Minister in Augusta, hence when Sunday rolled around there was no conflict as to whether the young barrister should attend services and where. With Mr. And Mrs. Bones, and his cousin Miss Helen Bones (who later became Mrs. Wilson’s White House Secretary) Mr. Wilson went to the Brick Church at Third Ave. and E. First Street.
The sermon was not so engrossing that the visitor failed to notice a piquant beauty of a a girl with brown eyes and hair that fell in graceful curls upon her forehead, sitting near by. He looked many times and after the service asked if by some chance he might not be privileged to meet her. Te was told that it was Ellen Lou Axson, daughter of Rev. Samuel Edward Axson, and was living in a cottage on Third Ave.
Mrs. Brower found that she could do her Atlanta cousin a good turn, proposed that they invite Miss Axson serval other to go on a picnic. The meeting place was the Brower home, when young Wilson asked if he hadn’t better take some lunch, Miss Ellen Lou readily suggested that she had plenty for two and this offer left no room for argument.
Helen Bones, mentioned above, and her sister Marion were also members of the party who wnet to a big spring east of Lindale. Woodrow and Ellen Lou chose the back of a wagon that they might dangle their feet behind while riding to the picnic grounds some six or eight miles away."
James W. Bones lived to be an old man, died at Cedar Grove, in Edgefield County, SC and he was buried in Rome, Ga.
Jane Bones, the eight child of James and Mary Adams Bones, married John Holden of Fairfield Count, SC, in 1825. She was left young widow with one child, Eliza Bones Holden, who grew to maturity and married James Lodwick Hill of Edgefield County. They were the parents of eight children; Martha Sue, Mary Bones, John Bones, Henry Lodwick, Hughes Halhead, Maria McGran, Jane Holden and John Holden.
Jane Holden Hill lived to be an old lady and is buried at Blocker Cemetery.
John Holden died in infancy.
Martha Sue Hill married Felix Lake, their children; George Battie Lake, Jane Holden, Elizabeth Seabrook, Martha, John, Henry Lovic, Hughes Hill Lake.
Geogre Battie Lake Married Mammie O’Conor, their only child, Elise Lake married James Mitchell Chase of Penn., who later represented his state in the United States Congress. Their only child, Henry Hughes Chase married Joanna Barineau of McRae Georgia. They have two sones, Henry Hughes Chase and -?-
Jane Holden Lake married Dr. James Hammond Carmichael,the son of Anderson Watkins Carmichael and his wife Elizabeth Eve Longstreet, of Augusta, Ga. She died soon after marriage and later Dr. Carmichael married her sister Elizabeth, they had three children; Martha Lake, Paul Eve, James Hamon Carmichael, jr.
Martha Lake Carmichael married Henry Townes Medlock, hteir only son Henry Hammond Medlock married Betty Dupree of Abbe ille County, SC and their children; Michael Medlock, Judy Medlock and Henry Townes Medlock just arrived.
Paul Eve Carmichael died in infancy.
James Hammond Carmichael, II, married Anne, the third daughter of Charles Linton Moran and his wife Anne Roerts of Milledgeville, Ga. Their children;
James Hammond Carmichael,III, Anne Eve Carmichael and Charles Moran Carmichael.
Martha Lake Married David Richardson Trother. Their children; Mary and Edgar.
Mary Strother married Milton Parker. Their children; Elizabeth, David, Irene, Martha and Milton, jr.
Elizabeth Parker married John Goldsborough of Mary land. Their children; Elizabeth, Goldsborough age five years.
None of the other Parker children are married.
Edgar Strother married Stella Canup. No children.
Henry Lovic Lake married Lula Comer Hammond, a great granddaughter of Governor Hammond of SC and they were the parents of four boys; James Hamond, Hughes Hill, Lovic and George.
James Hammond Lake married Daisy Moore, no relation to Moores previously mentioned. Their children; James Hammond Lake, jr., Julia Moore Lake.
Hughes Hill Lake and Lovic Lake died in infancy.
George Lake married June Roberta of Atlanta, Ga. Their child; Catherine Lake.
John Lake moved to Texas early in life and later lived in Alabama, He married twice but left no children by either wife whose maiden names are unknown.
Hughes Hill Lake married first Katherine Henderson of Aiken, SC, she died leaving him with an infant daughter, Katherine Lake. She grew up and Married Samuel T. Mc Dowell fo Rock Hill, SC not they are the parents of Sam McDowell,jr., age four, May Crosland McDowell, one year, and Turney Henderson Mc Dowell, just born.
Hughes Hill Lake after the death of his first wife married her first cousin May Crosland, who bore him two sons and a daughter, Henry, Hughes and Mae.
Henry Lake married Miss Cecil Jenkin. Hughes Lake Marguerite Sheppard. Neither of they have any children. Mae Lake married Dr. Hans Einstein of New York City and they have one little girl, Ann Einstein, age 2.
Mary Bones Hill married Barron Holmes of Charleston, SC their children Barron, II, James, Harleston, Hal, Francis, George Lee, Eliza.
Barron Holmes, II, married first Miss Campbell who bore him one daughter Marion Holmes. Later he married Senora De. Frabritis. No children. (Apparently Marion Holmes had no children–there is no mention of her in this paper)
James Holmes married Septima Toomer. Their children; James Holmes, who married Miss Bobinson, and Septima Holmes, James Holmes, II, was killed in World Warr I, leaving one sone James Holmes III.
We do not know who Francis Holmes Married.
George Lee Holmes married Mis Elizabeth Falk.
Eliza Holden Holmes married Edgar Agnew. Their children Elizabeth, Jane, and Rose Marry who has not married.
Elizabeth Agnew married Gordon Luke.
Jane Agnew married Dr. Lucas.
John Bones Hill married Saddie Johnson, their children; Eliza Holden, Lucinda Brunson, Elizabeth, Sarah Daisy, Marion, Henry Hughes, William Warren and Maria.
Eliza Holden Hill married D. Ready. Their children; John Hill, Emma Daniel, Sarah Johnson, and Helen Elizabeth.
Emma Daniel Ready Married Dr. Mal Anderson. Their children; Jean, William and Eliza.
Sarah Johnson Ready married Dave Walter Smith and they have two children; Barbara Smith and David Smith.
Lucinda Brunson Hill married Edward J. Mims, their children Sadie Mims, Kate and Julian.
Sadie Mims married her cousin H. Hal Hill, their child Edward Hughes has not married.
Kate Mims married Claude Lyon, their children; Claude, jr., who married Juanita Woodward, they have one young daughter, Karene Lyon. The other son Albert Lyon has not married.
Julian Mims was killed in an Automobile wreck whild young.
Elizabeth Hill married John G. Mobley, no children.
Sarah Daisy Hill married her cousin, Samuel Bones Nicholson, their only child, Mary Nicholson married Dr. Stanley Baker of Greenwood,SC. They have two children Stanley Baker, jr. and Perinne Baker.
Marion Hill married first Dr. Luther Jones, their children are Luther and Ben.
Luther Hones, jr., married Floy Stone. No children.
Ben Jones Married Isabel Buie, he lost his life in N. Africa during World War II. No children.
After the death of Dr. Luther Hones, Marion married Arthur Childress. No children.
Henry Hughes Hill married his cousin Mattie Mims, their children; James, Warren, Henry H. jr., and Kate.
James Hill and Warren Hill died in infancy.
Henry Hughes Hill, jr., married Patricia Kears, one daughter, Judy Hill.
Kate Hill married Shuford Shull. No children
William Warren Hill never married, killed in camp during WWI.
Maria Hill married Floyd F. Rainsford, their children; Sadie, Beth, and Adeline Ranisford.
Sadie Rainsford not married.
Beth Rainsford married J.D. Reel.
Adeline Rainsford married T.J Stehle, one child Joanna Leigh Stehle.
Henry Lodwick Hill married his cousin Rosa Law of Winnsboro, SC a great granddaughter of Jane Bones and her husband Andrew Crawford. Their children , John Bones, James Law, Barron Holmes, Roberta And Margaret.
John Bones Hill married Francis Fortson, no children.
James Law Hill never married.
Barron Holmes Hill married Mildred Irvin of Washington, Ga., their child, Rose Mary Hill.
Roberta Hill married Ernest Pargett, she died soon after marriage.
Margaret Hill married Ernest Padgett serval years after the death of Roberta. Their children; Ernest Padgett,jr., and Margaret Padgett.
Hughes Halhead Hill married Roberta Law, a sister of Rosa Law mentioned before, their children; James, H. Hal, Rosa Stuart, Fannie Wright.
James Hill married Annie Sibley, no children.
H. Hal Hill married his cousin, Sadie Mims, shown previously.
Rosa Stuart Hill, married (1) R. E. Phillips, one child; Robert Phillips, shown under Wrights. After the death of Mr. Phillips, Rosa married Edwin Zimmerman, who died soon after marriage.
Fannie Wright Hill married Edward Palmer Henderson. Their children, Rosa, Edward, III, Hal, Julia Henderson.
Edward Palmer Henderson, III, gave his life for his country in the battle of Siapin while a membr of the US Marine Corps. Rosa, Hal and Julia are not married.
Maria McGran Hill married James Douglas Fraser. Their Children; Jane, Margaret, Mary Hughes, Hesse, Eliza Holden Fraser.
Jane Fraser never married. Mary Hughes died in infancy.
Margaret Fraser married Thomas B. Bennett of Charleston, SC. Their children Margurite and Thomas B. Bennett, jr.,
Margurite Bennet married Dr. Isaac Rippon Wilson, jr., of Charleston, SC. Their child; Margaret Bennett Wilson.
Thomas B. Bennett, jr., married Francer Potwin, their children; Thomas, III, Jane Fraser, Francher Potwin, Katherine Rice, Martha Hill Bennett.
Hesse Crawford Fraser married William Love Richardson of Atlanta, Ga. Their children: William Paul and Eugenie, who died young.
William Paul Richardson married Bertha Merritt, their children Beverly Kate, Willynda and Merritt, twins.
Eliza Holden Fraser married Isaac Wilson Hume of Atlanta, Ga. Their children; Maria Hill, Jane Fraser, Alice Sanders, Isaac William, Mary Witsel, Sarah Crawford and Eliz Holden Hume, who died in infancy.
Maria, Alice and William are not married.
Jane Fraser Hume married (1) Josephf Edward Cullum, their children; Jeannette Elise, Josephine Emily, Twins, Hesse Fraser, William Edward, Margaret, Sarah Cullum.
Jane Hume Cullum married (2) Earl Jones, one child Alice Faye.
Mary Witsel Hume married Clarance Z. Elsey, one child; Joanna Elsey
Sarah Crawford Hume married Eduard Thomas Simons, jr., of Charleston, SC, one daughter; Sarah Crawford Simons.
Jane Bones Holden died in 1873 and was buried in the Old Blocker Cememtry, in Edgefield, SC.
*Martha, the ninth and last child of James and Mary Adams Bones, married Maj. John Halhead Hughes of Edgefield, SC in 1831. Their children; Jennie, Mary, Sophie, Elizabeth, Samuel and Sarah Winn, Robert Hughes.
Robert Hughes and Jennie never married.
Mary Hughes married Cicero Adams. No children.
Sophie Hughes married Dr. Lovick Hill. Their children; Mamie, Kate Julia, Hal, Roberta and Whitman.
Mamie Hill married Jim Green. Their son Hal Green married May Ta . Their children; Sue Green, Jane Green Nan Green Hal Green, Jr., and James Green, II
Kate Julia Hill married James Talton Mims. Their children; Lovick, Mattie, Sophie, Lura, James T. Jr., Katherine(Dolly) and John Mealing.
Benjamin Lovick Mims, Sr. married Sarah Maxwell Sheppard, Daughter of Ex Governor John C. Sheppard of SC. Their children; Katharine Hill, Helen Wallace, John Sheppard, Lovick, Jr.
Katharine Hill Mims (b) Dec. 05, 1912, (d) Oct. 28, 2005, did not marry. She was a missionary to Congo, later named Zaire.
Helen Wallace Mims (b) Nov. 11, 1917, (d) May, 14, 1999, married Aug. ??, 1968 to John Lowery Pressly (b) June 20, 1984 (d) Mar. 22, 1986. No children.
Benjamin Lovick Mims, Jr, (b) Nov. 10, 1920, (d) Dec. 12, 1984, married (Nov. 19, 1947)DorothyJeffries Hart (b) Mar. 19, 1922). Three children: Lovick, III, Sarah Mims, Katherine Elizabeth "Kem"
Benjamin Lovick, III (b) October 10, 1948, married April, 29, 1978, Helen Eulie Burns (b) July 20, 1952, of Camden, S. C. Two children: Courtney Brailsford Mims, (b) Jan. 30, 1982, and Benjamin Lovick, IV, "Ben" (b) Nov. 21, 1987
Sarah Sheppard Mims (b) Oct. 22, 1950, not married
Katherine Elizabeth Mims "Kem" (b) Mar. 14, 1954, married Thomas David Schroeder "Tom" (b) May 26, 1959(appointed Federal Judge in 2008). Two children: Katherine Sheppard Schroeder "Katie" (b) Oct. 15, 1990; Cyrus David Schroeder "Cy" (b) June 2, 1992.

Sophie Mims married Warren Fair. No children.
Lura Mims married P.B. Day of Trenton, SC. Their children; Annie, Elizabeth, Martha and P.B. Day, jr.
Annie Day married Edward Himley. Their children; James Mims Himley and Catherine Himley.
Day married Wallace Steadman of Ridge Spring, SC. They have four children; Francis Steadman, *Lura Mims, Wallace, III and Robert.
Elizabeth Day married (1) Roy Shealy, No children. (2) James Butler. Four children: James, Pierce, Elizabeth "Libby", Martha Anne

Frances Anderson Steadman B. 9-29-1947 Edgefield, SC
Married 2-17-1968 in Ridge Spring, SC to John Wesley Hare B. 8-26-1944 Saluda County, SC
Two Children: John Wesley Hare, Jr., Susan Renee Hare
John Wesley Hare, Jr. B. 7-29-1972 Greenwood, SC
Married 12-1-2007 – Saluda, SC to Ginger Christina Stephens B. 8-2-1971 Milledgeville, GA
Susan Renee Hare B. 11-9-1979 Columbia, SC
Married 8-30-2003 Saluda, S. C. to Charles Craig Stevens B. 7-13-1980 Spartanburg, SC
One Child: Anderson Taccoa Stevens (Andie) B. 7-28-2007 Greenwood, SC
Lura Mims Steadman B. 3-11-1949 Edgefield, SC
Married: (1) William Robert Davis (B. 11-22-1948) on 6-20-1970 in Ridge Spring, SC – two children
Married: (2) Irvin Lee Williams (B. 6-13-1946) on 6-12-1992 at Lake Murray, SC - no children
Two Children: Lura Elizabeth (Lisa) Davis, Stephanie Davis
Lura Elizabeth Davis (Lisa) B. 9-12-1974 Columbia, SC
Married 11-9-2002 – James Island, SC
Derek Milan Obradovich B. 5-17-1974 Charleston, SC
Two Children: Hope Elizabeth Obradovich B 5-1-2007 Charleston, SC
Blake Milan Obradovich B.5-1-2007 Charleston, SC
Stephanie Davis – not married
Wallace Wendell Steadman, III B. 2-26-1953 Augusta, Ga.
Married: 8-16-1980 in North Augusta, SC
Linda Stewart Cline B. 12-12-1954 Durham, NC
Three Children: John Wallace Steadman, Anderson Steadman, David Robert Steadman
John Wallace Steadman B.8-9-1985 Augusta, Ga.
Married 8-2-2008 Irmo, SC
Lauren Elizabeth Huebner B. 10-10-1985
Steward Anderson Steadman B. 2-23-1988 Augusta, Ga
David Robert Steadman B. 3-5-1990 Columbia, SC
Robert Day Steadman B. 7-14-1958 in Augusta, Ga.
Married 6-21-1986 in Aiken, SC to
Christine Elizabeth Evans B. 8-17-1958 in Colver, Pa.
No Children

P.B. Day,Jr.married (1)Mary Wallace Tompkins. Three children: Sarah Katherine, Elizabeth Mims(Beth), Pierce Butler, III (2) Carol ??? No children.
Sarah Katherine, not married.
Elizabeth Mims (Beth) married Daniel ?????. Two children: Warren, Elijah Tompkins(Tom).
Pierce Butler married Terri ?????
James T. Mims, jr., married (1) Emily Adams. Two daughters; Harriet and Wilhemina.
Wilhemina Mims married Clinton Camp. Their children; Henry Clinton and Augustus Camp.
James T. Mims, jr., married (2) his brother’s widow, Flora Bethea Mims. No children.
John Mims married Flora Bethea. No children.
Hal Hill and Roberta Hill never married.
Whitman Hill married but his wife’s name in unknown.
Katherine(Dolly) Mims married (1)Jack Crawford. No children. (2) P.B. Day (widow of sister Lura). No children/
Elizabeth Hughes married Benjamin Edwin Nicholson at Cedar Grove on October 31, 1865. They were the parents of nine children; Martha Juliet, Albert Rhett, Jennie (June) Halhead Hughes (Hallie), Benjamin Edwin, jr., Robert Hughes, William Hughes, Sallie Mae Nicholson, Lillian Lee.
Martha Juliet Nicholson married Thomas Hobbs Rainsford.. Their children; Thomas H. jr., Elizabeth, June, Carroll and Albert.
Thomas H. Rainsford, jr. died soon after graduation from the Citadel.
Elizabeth Rainsford, previously shown unter Wrights.
June Rainsford married (1) Maj. George P. Butler of Augusta, Ga. (2) Findley Hinderson of Aiken, SC. No children by either marriage.
Carroll Rainsford married Alice Harper. Their children are Thomas Hobbs Rainsford, III, and Martha Rainsford.
Thomas Hobbs married Elizabeth Carter from Beaufort, SC. Four children: Elizabeth Carter, Thomas Hobbs, IV, Carroll, Alice Estelle
Elizabeth Carter married James Michael Costigan. Four children: William James, Thomas Rainsford, James Michael, Jr., Elizabeth Carter "Eliza".
Albert Rainsford married Mary Cantelou. Two children: Albert Edwin, Jr., Bettis Cantelou.
Albert, Jr., married Patricia"Tricia" White. Four children: Rebecca, Edwin, Franklin, Reanna.
Rebecca married????? One child: ???
Albert Rhett Nicholson died at age 20 in 1888.
Jennie (June) Nicholson never married. She devoted her short life to Missionary work for the Methodist Church in China.
Halhead Hughes (Hallie) Nicholson married Thomas Benjamin Greneker. Their only child, Thomas Benjamin Greneker, II (circuit court judge for SC) and his wife Gladys Rives. Two children: Thomas Benjamin and Gladys Rives "Sis"Greneker.
Thomas Benjamin Greneker, jr. who married Lalla Love Lucius of Dillon, SC. Three children: Henrietta Lucius(Feb. 7, 1950), Sarah Hughes "Sally", Lalla Love "Sister".
Lucius married (1)Gary Glover. Two children: Claire Rives, Katherine Greneker "Katie" (2) Steve Nivens. no children.
Claire married ??? .
"Sally" married (1) ????. Three children: Jessica, Margaret, Sarah Rives.
Jessica married ???. children:
Margaret married ????. children:
Katie not married at present.
"Sister" married Burrell Boatwright. One child: Harriet
Gladys "Sis" married James Wallace Barnhill of Charleston. Two children: Sarah Rives (Dec. 25, 1949), James Wallace, Jr.
Sarah Rives married Peter Wilson of Scotland, Sept. 1972 no children
James Wallace married (1)Pauola of Italy and (2) Donna West. No children.
Benjamin Edwin Nicholson, II, married Helen Sheppard, a sister of Mrs. Lovick (Maxie) Mims, previously shown. Their children; Helen, June, Elizabeth, Benjamin,III (Ned), and John.
Helen Nicholson married Charles Guin. She died soon after marriage.
June Nicholson married Dr. G. K. McDaniel. Their children are Helen McDaniel, and Gerald McDaniel.
Elizabeth Nicholson married Patrick H. Nelson. Their children; Will Nelson, Elizabeth and Nina.
Benjamin Nicholson, III, married Ruth Walker. Their children; Benjamin, IV (Dr. Ned), Ruth "Lady".
Dr. Ned married Katherine Wells "Kitty" of Lake City, SC. Two children: Benjamin Edward "little""Ned", Thomas Wells.
'Ned" married Amy. Two children: Benjamin "Ben", Taylor Grace.
Thomas Wells, not married.
John Sheppard Nicholson married Mary Norris Wright. Two children; Mary Norris "Norri", Helen Sheppard Tilman.
Mary Norris "Norri" married ??? Cooper. Children:
Helen married Jim Milliken: Children:
Robert Hughes Nicholson never married.
William Hughes Nicholson married Elise Bates of Batesburg, SC. Their children; Ellen Bates, Ned, Elise, Billy, Robert and Francis.
Elise Nicholson married Robert Lawton.
Robert Nicholson died young.
Ellen Bates Nicholson, Ned Nicholson, Bill Nicholson, Francis Nicholson have not married.
Sallie Mae Nicholson not married.
Lillian Lee Nicholson not married.
Samuel Hughes, the youngest son of Martha Bones and J. H. Hughes married Sallie Crawford of Alabama. Their children, Samuel Hughes, jr.,Mary Hughes have never married.
** Sarah Winn Hughes, the youngest child of ,Martha, the youngest of James and Mary Adams Bones, married Albert Rhett Nicholson, a brother of John H. Nicholson at Cedar Grove on Dec.. 22, 1868.
There were also nine children in this Nicholson family: Mary, Bessie, Samuel Bones, Sophie, Eleanor, Benjamin, John Hughes, Albert Rhett, II, and Lillian.
I. Mary Nicholson married Robert L. Dunovant in 1887. Their children: Sallie, Mary, Carrie, Robert, Bill, Sophie, Margaret, Bessie, Eleanor and Helen.
1. Sallie Dunovant married Roger Hill. No children
2. Mary Dunovant married William Merritt. No children.
3. Carrie Dunovant not married.
4. Robert Gill Dunovant married Margaret Henderson. No children
5 &6 Sophie Dunovant and Margaret Dunovant died in infancy.
7. Bessie Dunovant married Bruce Gressett. One son, Robert.
8. Eleanor Dunovant married Francis Timpson. Two sons: Roger Hill and Gill neither married.
9. Helen Dunovant married Robert Fraser. Their Children are Sarah Hill and Angelica Fraser.
II. Bessie Nicholson married Wayne Darlington of Philadelphia. Their children; Stephen, Catherine, Albert, Joe, Sophie Mary, Wayne,jr. and Ben.
1. Stephen Darlington married Miriam Norris of Edgefield, SC. Their children: Annie Darlington, unmarried and Stephen Darlington, jr. who married Mary Pinckney. One child; ??
2 & 3 Catherine and Albert Darlington died young.
4. Joe Darlington married Mary . Their children: Albert, Edward and Mary Darlington.
5. Sophie Darlington married Charles Denel. One son: Charles Denel, Jr.
6. Mary Darlington married John Gossack. One son, Robert.
7. Wayne Darlington, jr. unmarried.
8. Ben Darlington married . Three children: ? ? ?
III. Samuel Bones Nicholson (shown under Hill)
IV. Sophie Nicholson never married.
V. Eleanor Nicholson married Francis E. Johnstone of Georgetown, SC. Their children: Francis E. jr., William Andrew and Lillian.
1. Francis E. Johnstone married Doris . Their children; one son and one daughter
2. William (Billy) Andrew Johnstone married Eleanor . Their children are William A.,jr., and another son.
3. Lillian Johnstone married James Bagwell . One child:
VI. Benjamin Nicholson died at age 21, unmarried
VII. John Hughes Nicholson married (1) Ora Rives, a sister of Mrs. TB (Gladys) Greneker. They have two daughters: Anne Rives Nicholson and Sarah Hughes Nicholson. (2)Josephine Kerr. No children.
1. Anne Rives Nicholson(b April 20, 1913, d. Jan. 1, 2004) married (May 21, 1938)Paul Knight Irwin of Denmark, SC. Three daughters; Sarah Anne, Marjorie Ellen, and Jean Rives.
A. Sarah Anne Irwin(Jan. 5, 1941) married (May 23, 1970)Tommy Odell Eller (b. Nov. 12, 1940)of Morganton, NC. One daughter; Erin Hannah
a. Erin Hannah Eller(April 20, 1976) married (May 21, 2000)Jerry Lee Jones, Jr.(Jan. 18, 1976) of Bladenboro, NC. Their children: Elijah Jacob (Jan.13, 2006) and Grace Hannah (May 1, 2008)
B. Marjorie Ellen Irwin married William David Craig of Chester, SC. Their adopted children: Melynda Craig and Richard David Craig.
a. Melynda Craig married Richard Druce. Their children: Hannah Michelle and Richard Alexander
b. Richard David Craig married Amy White or Greenwood, SC. Their children: Cameron David, Charlotte Langley.
C. Jean Rives Irwin (Jan.17, 1949) married Ronald Dean Smith of Pelzer, SC. She died in September 1977. No children.
1. Sarah Hughes Nicholson married Wade Cothran Harrison of Bradley, SC. Their Children; Lucia Lynwood, John Nicholson, Ann Elizabeth.
A. Lucia Lynwood Harrison married Edgar Sturdvant Jaycocks or Mountain Pleasant, SC. Their children: Sarah Dubose, Lucia Lynwood.
a. Sarah Dubose married Joel
b. Lynwood (not married at present, 2008)
B. John Nicholson Harrison married Patricia Logan. One child Wade Nicholson.
C. Ann Elizabeth Harrison married Thomas P. Anderson. Their children; Thomas, Jr., Elizabeth
VIII. Albert Rhett Nicholson, II(b. April 13, 1886, d. June 19, 70) (MD) married (1) Helen Gambrell of Greenwood, SC. Their child, Albert Rhett Nicholson, III married Virginia Mae Gregory. No children.
Married (2) Elizabeth (Betty) Bryan (b. October 18, 1899, d. March 31, 1977) a great granddaughter of previously mentioned Gov. Hammond. Their children: George, Catherine Eve, Mary and Sam.
1. Catherine Eve Nicholson (b. July 7, 1924  d. Jan. 23, 2013), married William Allen Willis (b.June 6, 1920) in 1945, of Beech Island, SC. Their children; William Allen, Jr. MD, Elizabeth Bryan Willis (Betsy), Pamela Davies Willis and Rhett Nicholson Willis.
A. William Allen Willis, jr., MD, (b. Nov. 12, 1945) married (1)Philena , no children; (2) Phyllis Carter Willis (b.Nov. 11, 1958) on Nov. 12, 1994they have one son: William Allen Willis III, Born D ec. 16, 1996.
B. Elizabeth "Betsy" b. April 6, 1949, did not marry.
C. Pam b. March 11, 1951 lives in New Zealand with her family Andrew Lorimer Turpin b. Dec. 4, 1951. They have two sons: David Willis Turpin, b. Aug. 3, 1989 and John William Turpin b. Dec. 4, 1995.
D. Rhett b. June 3, 1954, married Elizabeth Wayne Mercer, they have two sons: Rhett Nicholson Willis, jr. b. March 1983 and George Anderson Mercer Willis, b. May 8, 1985.
2. George Nicholson married Nancy Phiefer. Their children: Niki, George, Rhett, Stephanie, Phiefer, Ashley, Elizabeth.
3. Mary Elizabeth Nicholson (b. 11-20-1929) married (1) Edward Bloxton Mabry (b. Mar. 8, 1927) on June 29-1953. Six children: Bloxton, Catherine, Rhett, Mary Virginia, Carl and Sally.
married (2) Sidney Broaddus Allen, Jr. (b. May 19, 1924) on Nov. 6, 1976. No children from this marriage.
A. Edward Bloxton Mabry, Jr. (b. April 20,1955) married Susan Floyd (b. June . 24, 1951) on March 18, 1989. Two children: Elizabeth Russel Nicholson Mabry (b. August 31, 1990), Edward Bloxton Mabry, III (June 14, 1992).
B. Catherine Bryant Mabry (b. July 3, 1956) married Stephen Lee Owen (b. March 25, 1962) on September 25, 1993. Three children: Davis Hammond Owen (b. October 25, 1996), Edward Bloxton Owen (b. October 25, 1996), Mary Bryan Owen (b. October 25, 1996).
4. Samuel Nicholson, married Noffie. Four children: Mary Hughes, Duanne, Sam, Cork.
  Mary Hughes married
  Duanne not married
  Sam died
  Cork not married

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