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Genealogy of the Yeargan Family 1730-1890

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now By the personal efforts of Leonidas Hilary Yeargan and Hilary H. L. Yeargan, two second cousins, who are great-grandsons of the original Rev. Andrew Yeargan, these memoirs have been obtained. The descent in this manuscript starts with Rev. Andrew Yeargan, who came from Wales about the year 1735 and settled in Virginia, ministering in the Roanoke and James River Valley. He married Ony Bowles and raised 10 sons and 1 daughter, namely: Andrew Yeargan, settled in South Carolina and raised two children, who’s identity is lost....

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Slave Narrative of Frank Range

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Hattie Mobley Person Interviewed: Frank Range Location: Greenville, South Carolina Age: 103 Place of Residence: 101 Hudson St. Greenville, S.C Civil War Servant and Hero At the age of one hundred and three, Frank Range is a familiar figure on the streets of Greenville, talking freely of pre-Civil and Civil War days, and the part he played in the war. Frank, the oldest of nine children, was born of slave parents, Lenard and Elizabeth Herbert, on the plantation of Mr. Jim Boler, Newberry, South Carolina. He was sold several times, and is known by the name of one of his owners, John Range. During the Civil War his master, Mr. Jim Herbert, carried him to the war as a cook, and when necessary, he was pressed into service, throwing up breast-works; and while he was engaged in this work, at Richmond Va. a terrific bombardment of their lines was made, and a part of their breast-works was crushed in, and his master buried beneath it. Frantic with fear for the safety of his master, Frank began to move the dirt away; finally he was able to drag him to safety. Though shot and shell were falling all around him, he came out unscathed. Frank Range returned to Newberry at the close of the war, after...

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Slave Narrative of Prince Smith

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Augusta Ladson Person Interviewed: Prince Smith Location: Wadmalaw, South Carolina Experiences Of An Ex-Slave On Wardmalaw Island Massa Wus Kind to Slaves Prince Smith, a man who is said to be over a hundred years of age, has lived on Wardmalaw Island practically all of his life. His experiences during slavery are very interesting and true to life. An interview with him revealed the following: “I was bo’n an’ raise’ on dis island and was only frum here when de Civil War had begun. W’en Fort Sumter wus fired on mossa carried seventy of us to Greenville, South Ca’lina on account of its montanous sections, which was believed would have prevented the Yankees invasion in regard to their hide-out.” We stayed een Greenville nearly four years. Durin’ dat time mossa planted his fa’m an’ we wurk as if we wus right here. “The Yankees had gunboats,” he continued, “but dey didn’ help dem atoll fur dey couldn’ make any a’tack dat dis place is so unsuited fur water battles. But forest’ battles wus fight on Beaufort Island and Port Royale. We een Greenville didn’ know enyt’ing ’bout whut wus goin’ on except what wus brought to us collud people by dose who wus sent to da town. Mossa didn’ tell us eny ting. Fur almos’...

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Greenville County, South Carolina Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now   1790 Greenville County, South Carolina Census Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1790 Greenville County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1790 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Greenville County, South Carolina Census Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1800 Greenville County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Greenville County, South Carolina Census Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1810 Greenville County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Greenville County, South Carolina Census Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1820 Greenville County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Greenville County, South Carolina Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1830 Greenville County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Greenville County, South Carolina Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial...

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Peterson, Betty Lou Styles Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Betty Lou Peterson, 66, of Walla Walla, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died March 11, 2002, at the Life Care Center in Kennewick, Wash. Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery in College Place, Wash. Pastor Boyd Olson will officiate. Visitations will be until 8 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home at Walla Walla. Betty was born on March 10, 1936, at Greer, S.C., to James E. and Alice M. Middleton Styles. She attended schools in South Carolina. She moved to Baker City in 1965 from South Carolina and lived here until 1972. She then moved to Yakima, Wash. In 1996, she moved to Walla Walla. She married Ronald L. Peterson at Weiser, Idaho, in February 1965. He died in June 1976. Betty loved doing handcrafts, especially crocheting and ceramics. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed gardening. She also enjoyed cooking and home canning. She had a fondness for animals and always had a special place in her heart for cats and dogs. She was a people person and had many friends. She was a former member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at Yakima. Survivors include her daughters, Alice M. Coverdell of Selah, Wash., and Bonnie M. Coverdell and...

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