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Ancestors of James Douglas Cureton

 


 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  James Douglas Cureton, born August 06, 1830 in Sandy Springs, Greenville County, South Carolina; died November 11, 1904 in Pickens Co., S.C. Buried at Pickens Sunrise Cem..  He was the son of 2. Abner Heath Cureton , Sr. and 3. Matilda Nelson.  He married (1) Nancy Narcissus Bowers Bef. 1851.  She was the daughter of Samuel Bowers.  He married (2) Catherine Lydia Ladd October 19, 1866.  She was the daughter of George Williamson Livermore Ladd and Catherine Stratton.

 

More About James Douglas Cureton:

Fact 1: Confederate Captain during Civil War. (6th SC Inf.: 1st Co. D; Capt. 2nd Co. G)

Fact 2: 1st Company D, Sixth South Carolina Infantry.

Fact 3: Captain, 2nd Company G, Sixth South Carolina Infantry.

Fact 4: Birth year is contradicted by several different sources. Grave marker date used.

 

        Children of James Cureton and Nancy Bowers are:

                           i.    John Paschal Cureton, born April 20, 1859.

                          ii.    Margaret Elizabeth Cureton, born May 11, 1861; died September 28, 1924; married George E. Latimer.

                         iii.    James Samuel Cureton, born October 05, 1864; died April 22, 1934; married Annie Wells.

 

        Children of James Cureton and Catherine Ladd are:

                           i.    Alberta Cureton, born September 1867.  She married James DeCalb Ratterree, born 1852.

                          ii.    Annie Cureton (may have died in infancy).

                         iii.    Catherine (Kate) Norma Cureton, born October 31, 1869, died March 1, 1957.  She married Robert Eugene Yongue.

                         iv.    Mary Gray Cureton (died in infancy).

                          v.    Josephine Stratton Cureton, born February 04, 1874 in Winnsboro, S.C.; died December 05, 1965 in Winnsboro, S.C. Buried at Salem Presbyterian Church; married Richard Land Wilkes.

                         vi.    Charles Ladd Cureton, born February 04, 1875; died June 12, 1939 in Pickens Co., S.C. Buried at Pickens Sunrise Cem.; married Frances Elizabeth McDaniel, born October 28, 1864.

 

Notes for Charles Ladd Cureton:

               He served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1929-1930; and as the mayor of Pickens from 1921-27, 1931-35, and 1937-39.

 

                        vii.    Annie Ladd Cureton, born January 11, 1877; died February 08, 1927 in Winnsboro, S.C. Buried at Salem Presbyterian Church.; married James Yongue Wilkes, born June 19, 1873, died July 5, 1946.

                       viii.    Martha Holmes Cureton, born October 20, 1880 in Pickens Co., S.C.; died June 09, 1966 in Pickens Co., S.C. Buried at Pickens Sunrise Cem.; married George Robert Hendricks August 12 (July 22?), 1927 in Williamston, S.C..

                          ix.    George Douglas Cureton, born October 07, 1882 in Pickens, South Carolina; died February 25, 1969 in Naples, NC. Buried in Pickens Sunrise Cem., Pickens, SC.; married (1) Dicey Lena Smith, daughter of John Ferrell Smith and Martha Carolina Morrow.; married (2) Eunice Baker.

                           x.    Hester Jane Cureton, born May 07, 1883; died November 15, 1934 in Pickens Co., S.C. Buried at Pickens Sunrise Cem.; married Edward G. McDaniel.

                          xi.    Caroline (Carrie?) Cureton, born July 23, 1886; died November 03, 1913 in Pickens Co., S.C. Buried at Pickens Sunrise Cem.; married W. Earle Robinson.

                         xii.    Augusta (Gussie?) Talulah Cureton, born September 07, 1889; died January 03, 1970 in Pickens Co., S.C. Buried at Pickens Sunrise Cem.; married John Clinton Squier.

                        xiii.    Abner Heath Cureton, born October 11, 1889; died June 27, 1892 in Pickens Co., S.C. Buried at Pickens Sunrise Cem..

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Abner Heath Cureton , Sr., born March 25, 1785 in Virginia; died March 05, 1850 in S.C. Buried at private cemetery in Sandy Springs, Greenville County.  He was the son of 4. John Cureton , Jr. and 5. Sarah Moon.  He married 3. Matilda Nelson.

 

Notes for Abner Heath Cureton , Sr.:

He is buried at a cemetery located on a private residence in the Sandy Springs section of Greenville County, South Carolina. It is in the vicinity of the Huff/Cureton Cemetery where his brother John Moon Cureton is buried. The Abner Heath Cureton cemetery is overgrown with periwinkles and the two stone slabs are displaced by the roots of cedar trees. His stone marker engraving is almost entirely worn away. The other one has no writing visible anymore and is believed to be the marker of his second wife. A third, smaller marble marker which has broken off its pedestal, is for the infant son of the Garrisons, and may be the infant son of one of Abner's female daughters who married a Garrison.

 

More About Abner Heath Cureton , Sr.:

Fact 1: Uncertainty about correct mother and birth dates for each of his 15 children.

 

        Children of Abner Cureton and Matilda Lester are:

                           i.    John M. Cureton, born Abt. 1810.

                          ii.    William Henry Cureton, born May 19, 1812.

                         iii.    David T. Cureton, born Abt. 1813.

                         iv.    Thomas Jefferson Cureton , Sr., born March 02, 1816; died March 28, 1879.

                          v.    George Washington Cureton, born May 04, 1819.

                         vi.    Sallie Cureton, born Abt. 1821.

                        vii.    Mary Dudley Cureton, born September 29, 1822.

                       viii.    Elizabeth Cureton, born January 14, 1828; married David Bell.

 

        Children of Abner Cureton and Matilda Nelson are:

                           i.    Caroline Cureton, born December 08, 1829; married Thomas C. Johnson.

        1                ii.    James Douglas Cureton, born August 06, 1830 in Sandy Springs, Greenville County, South Carolina; died November 11, 1904 in Pickens Co., S.C. Buried at Pickens Sunrise Cem.; married (1) Nancy Narcissus Bowers Bef. 1851; married (2) Catherine Lydia Ladd October 19, 1866.

                         iii.    Pascal Dacus Cureton, born May 03, 1836.

                         iv.    Henry Tandy Cureton, born April 07, 1838.

                          v.    Robert Harrison Cureton, born April 12, 1840.

                         vi.    Abner Heath Cureton , Jr., born August 06, 1845 in S.C.; died in Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC.

 

Notes for Abner Heath Cureton , Jr.:

2nd Regiment South Carolina Volunteer Infantry - Company B

 

Cureton, Abner H., enlisted at Greenville, for State duty, April 13, 1861; mustered into Confederate service, May 23, 1861; reported on muster roll of July 1, 1861, as in hospital from effects of measles; reported on muster roll of May 1, 1862, as present; reported on muster rolls of October 31, and December 31, 1862, and February 28, 1863, as absent, sick, at Petersburg, Va.; reported on muster rolls of June 30, and August 31, 1863, as detailed as nurse in hospital at Petersburg, Va.; reported on muster roll of October 31, 1863, as present; reported on muster rolls of February 29, May 1, and July 1 (the last available), 1864, as nurse at smallpox hospital, Morristown, Tennessee.

  

 

Generation No. 3

 

        4.  John Cureton , Jr., born November 13, 1757; died Aft. 1821 in SC. Buried at family cem. a mile south of what was once the Lester factory site.  He was the son of 8. John Cureton , Sr. and 9. Winifred Heath.  He married 5. Sarah Moon December 19, 1778 in Virginia.

        5.  Sarah Moon, born 1761 in VA. 

 

More About John Cureton , Jr.:

Fact 1: Private in American Revolutionary War.

Fact 2: 1797, He sells out his Lunenburg, VA property.

Fact 3: 1797, Wife dying, he follows relatives to SC with two sons, John Moon and Abner Heath.

Fact 4: Aft. 1803, He moved to Greenville Co., SC.

Fact 5: Private in Captain Jones' Company 22nd, VA Reg.

  

        Children of John Cureton and Sarah Moon are:

                           i.    John Moon Cureton, born October 01, 1779 in Virginia; died June 08, 1845 in Greenville, S.C. Buried at Huff/ Cureton Cemetery.; married Mary Adkins Dacus April 02, 1808.

        2                ii.    Abner Heath Cureton , Sr., born March 25, 1785 in Virginia; died March 05, 1850 in S.C. Buried at private cemetery in Sandy Springs, Greenville County; married (1) Matilda Lester; married (2) Matilda Nelson.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        8.  John Cureton , Sr., born September 27, 1731 in Prince George Co., Virginia; died January 05, 1803 in S.C. Buried in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cem., Laurens, S.C..  He was the son of 16. John Cureton and 17. Frances Thweatt.  He married 9. Winifred Heath in Virginia.

 

Notes for John Cureton , Sr.:

        Some Printed Sources for Cureton Family:

 

1)     Ancestors and Descendants: Nash, Gray, Fowler, King, Bailey, Mahaffey, Hopkins, Cureton, and Others. "Connected Lines Chapt. XVI, The Curetons and Others." pp. 178-81. by Sara M. Nash, published 1972, Box 330, Route 1, Fountain Inn, 29644.

 

2)     Chester County Genealogical Society Bulletin Vol. VII. March 1984, First issue.

 

3)     South Carolinians in the Revolution, With Service Records and Miscellaneous Data. Also Abstracts of Wills, Laurens County (Ninety-Six District) 1775-1855, by Sara Sullivan Ervin. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1971.

 

 

John Cureton, Sr. Will (1731-1803)

     ID: I0349 

     Sex: M

     Birth: 27 SEP 1731 in PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1

     Death: 5 JUN 1803 in LAURENS DISTRICT, S.C. 1

     _FA1: SEE NOTES FOR WILL 2

     Event: Unknown2086 BEAVER DAM BAPTIST CHURCH

     Burial: BEAVER DAM BAPTIST CHURCH

     Military Service: REV. WAR VET.

     Note:

 

          WILL OF JOHN CURETON

 

          IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I JOHN CURETON OF THE STATE OF SOUTH

          CAROLINA AND LAURENS DISTRICT. CONSIDERING IT IS APPOINTED FOR ALL

          MEN ONCE TO DIE DO HEREBY MAKE THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN

          MANNER AND FORM FOLLOWERING FIRST COMMENDENCE MY SOUL TO GOD

          THROUGH CHRIST AND MY BODY TO THE DUST IN CIRTAIN HOPE OF A

          RESERECTION

          ITIM I AGREE AND BEQUETH UNTO MY SON JOHN CURETON FIVE SHILLINGS

          STIRLING TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER

          ITIM I GIVE AND BEQUETH UNTO MY SON NATHANIAL CURETON TWELVE

          DOLLARS TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER

          ITIM I GIVE AND BEQUETH UNTO MY SON DAVID CURETON ONE FEATHER BED

          AND FURNITURE TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER

          ITIM I GIVE AND BEQUETH UNTO MY DAUGHTER JINNEY PAINE FIVE SHILLINGS

          STERLING TO HER AND HER HEIRS FOREVER

          ITIM I GIVE AND BEQUETH UNTO MY SON GEORGE WASHINGTON CURETON ONE

          FEATHER BED AND FURNITURE TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER.

          ITIM I GIVE AND BEQUETH UNTO MY SON THOMAS CURETON FIVE SHILLINGS

          STERLING TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER.

          ITIM I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY DAUGHTER HEATH CURETON FIVE

          SHILLINGS STERLINGS TO HER AND HER HEIRS FOREVER.

          ITIM I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY SON DANIAL CURETON FIVE SHILLINGS

          STERLINGS TO HIM AND HIS HEIRS FOREVER.

          ITIM I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY DAUGHTER ELIZEBETH BURNET CURETON

          FIVE SHILLINGS STERLINGS TO HER AND HER HEIRS FOREVER.

          WHEN MY WILL AND DESIRE IS THAT MY JUST DEBTS TO BE PAID.

          ITIM I GIVE AND BEQUEATH UNTO MY BELOVED WIFE HANNAH CURETON MY

          EXECTOR TO THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT TO GATHER WITH EDWARD

          CURETON, THOMAS TAYLOR CURETON AND DAVID CURETON HEREBY

          REVOKING ALL WILLS BY ME HERE TO FORE MADE IN WITNISING TESTIMONY

          WHEREOF I HAVE HERE UNTO SET MY HAND AND AFFIXED MY SEAL THIS

          THIRTY FIRST DAY OF AUGUST ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWO

          JAMES YOUNG

          BLAGRAVE GLENN

          HIS

          STEPHEN X JONES

          MARK

          RECORDED IN WILL BOOK C. PAGE 19

          PROVEN JAN. 9 1908

          (RECORDED DATE NOT AVAILABLE)

          DAVID ORDINARY LAURENS DISTRICT

          BOX 12 PACKAGE 13

 

          JOHN CURETON IS BURIED AT BEAVER DAM BAPTIST CHURCH, LAURENS

          COUNTY , ABOUT 2 MILES ABOVE MOUNTVILLE BETWEEN HWY. 49 AND HYW. 39

          ON ROAD NO. 86 ( BEAVER DAM CHURCH RD.) WEST OF CLINTON, SOUTH

          CAROLINA.

 

 

More About John Cureton , Sr.:

Fact 1: Ensign in American Revolutionary War (He served in Capt. Edward Jordan's Co.)

Fact 2: October 20, 1731, Baptised.

Fact 3: 1772, He and Jr. moved to Lunenburg, VA. They lived there during and after Rev. War.

Fact 4: 1788, He moved to South Carolina.

Fact 5: 1800, He lived in Laurens Co., S.C.

Fact 6: Ensign in Captain Edward Jordan's Company.

 

        Children of John Cureton and Winifred Heath are:

        4                 i.    John Cureton , Jr., born November 13, 1757; died Aft. 1821 in SC. Buried at family cemetery a mile south of what was once the Lester factory site.; married Sarah Moon December 19, 1778 in Virginia.

                          ii.    Louisey Cureton, born January 28, 1760.

                         iii.    Frances Cureton, born February 13, 1762.

                         iv.    Martha Cureton, born April 29, 1764.

                          v.    Charles Cureton, born September 20, 1765.

                         vi.    Nathaniel Franklin Cureton, born June 18, 1767; died September 25, 1850; married Elizabeth Eastham.

 

More About Nathaniel Franklin Cureton:

Fact 1: 1817, He settled in Henry Co., Kentucky.

 

                        vii.    David Cureton, born Abt. 1769.

                       viii.    George Washington Cureton, born Abt. 1770.

 

        Children of John Cureton and Hannah Thweatt are:

                           i.    Thomas Taylor Cureton, born Abt. 1784; died Aft. 1827; married Mary Manning.

                          ii.    Susannah Heath Cureton, born August 08, 1786; died August 21, 1854; married Nathan Hunter.

                         iii.    Daniel Thweatt Cureton, born Abt. 1788; died 1862; married Sybil Matthews.

                         iv.    Jennie Cureton, born 1790; married William Paine.

                          v.    Edward Cureton, born Abt. 1792.

                         vi.    Elizabeth Cureton, born Abt. 1794; married (1) William Barnett; married (2) John T. Sheppard.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        16.  John Cureton, born Bef. July 17, 1687 in England; died 1769 in Virginia. He married 17. Frances Thweatt Abt. 1715.

        

        Children of John Cureton and Frances Thweatt are:

                           i.    Mary Cureton, born December 11, 1717.

                          ii.    Frances Cureton, born July 26, 1720.

                         iii.    Susanna Cureton, born January 19, 1723/24; married Richard Heath.

                         iv.    Elizabeth Cureton, born January 20, 1726/27; married Robert Harrison.

        8                v.    John Cureton , Sr., born September 27, 1731 in Prince George Co., Virginia; died January 05, 1803 in S.C. Buried in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cem., Laurens, S.C.; married (1) Winifred Heath in Virginia; married (2) Hannah Thweatt March 14, 1783.

                         vi.    William Cureton , Sr., born March 27, 1737; died May 11, 1810; married Martha Baugh.

 


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