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Osborne to Bush PDF Print E-mail
The Family Osborne
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 06:14

Through the Osborne line, our family tree winds its way back in time to one Jonathan Parmelee whose descendants fought in the American Revolution and include Rutherford B. Hayes (19) and George Bush (43).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 06:37
Scotch-Irish Congress at Columbia May 1889 PDF Print E-mail
The Family Dickey
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Thursday, 09 September 2010 07:24

The following is taken from the LibraryIreland website and was originally written by the Hon. W. S. Fleming, Columbia, Tenn. in From The Scotch-Irish in America: Proceedings of the Scotch-Irish Congress at Columbia, Tennessee, May, 1889.

From 1730 to 1734, this colony, the parent of one in this county of Maury, to be mentioned presently, migrated to Williamsburg District, South Carolina, of which Kingstree is the county seat. Of those who came during the above period were the following heads of families: James McClelland, William and Robert Wilson, James Bradley, William Frierson, John James, Roger Gordon, James Armstrong, Erwin, Stuart, McDonald, Dobbins, Blakely, Dickey, and perhaps a few others. In the last named year, to wit, 1734, John Witherspoon, of the same family with the distinguished signer of the Declaration of Independence, born near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1670, and who had removed to County Down, Ireland, came to Williamsburg, bringing with him his four sons, David, James, Robert and Gavin, and his daughters, Jennet, Elizabeth and Mary, with their husbands, John Fleming, William James (father of Major John James, of revolutionary memory and distinction) and David Wilson. All these colonists were from County Down, Ireland. They were all members of the Presbyterian Church, or reared and indoctrinated in its faith. Consequently one of their first cares was the erection of a house for the worship of God; and the present, known as Bethel Church, is the representative and successor of the original body constituted and established by them. In 1849 three of the original elders, to wit, William James, David Witherspoon, and John Fleming, died of a singular epidemic, known as the "Great Mortality," which ravaged the country, carrying off no less than eighty persons of the little township. For many of the foregoing facts I am indebted to a historical discourse delivered on the 120th anniversary of this church, in 1856, by Rev. James A. Wallace, its then pastor.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:38
Apprentice Records for Crowders in Virginia PDF Print E-mail
The Family Crowder
Written by Jennifer Nodwell   
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 09:38

Apprentices in Early Virginiapage 52

Ariskam Crowder, the orphan son of Thomas Crowder is bound as an apprentice to Mary Knight to be trained as a weaver and is bound to feed, clothe, and house him.

Robert Crowder, an orphan son of Thomas Crowder lodges a complaint that his caretaker, Thomas Dameron, is guilty of "hard usage."

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Robert Crowder, the orphan son of Thomas Crowder, is bound as an apprentice to Thomas Dameron to be trained as a shoe maker.

Thomas Crowder, the orphan son of Thomas Crowder, is bound as an apprentice to Henry Hopkins to be trained as a carpenter.

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Thomas Crowder petitions the court saying he has faithfully served his master Henry Hopkins in "slavelike entertainment" and prays to be discharged from his service as he has not been taught anything. The court orders Hopkins to school Thomas until he can read and write and to train him as a weaver (rather than a carpenter).

There is a preview portion of this book available to view in google books at the time of this writing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 09:56
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