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Arrants Family - Sumter South Carolina

This web page has been updated in May/June of 2011. The original intent of this site is the same as it has always been; to provide a FREE tool for researchers to help each other by the sharing of information - please support this intent by helping to keep it as accurate as possible. The information on this page represents the combined efforts of several researchers. I have verified the information by Wills, Equity, Deeds, Census and Cemetery Records where possible. Where no source is given, the information is unproven/unverified. Additions and corrections are welcome (rude emails are not). When writing, please include the Page Title and Web Address. Proper credit is always awarded to the provider of information. Happy Researching! Keep the circle of sharing intact, include the following if you take information for your own records: !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke; "Walking with ghosts", Research 2000 - 2011


Introduction

The McLeods and the Arrants were neighbors and members of the same churches. The earliest generations were witnesses to documents and the younger generations married each other. Perhaps most important to our McLeod history is the marriage of Angus McLeod II, youngest son of Alexander and Sarah McIntosh McLeod, to Eliza Ann Arrants, daughter of William Arrants and Charity Blyther.

Included on this page are references to some of the records found showing the nature of the relationship between the two families - as more records are found, they will be added to this page.

This page last updated on April 23 2009


Generation One (Earliest Known Ancestor)

Johannas Arrants b. bef Aug 1717 and d. Bef. Nov 28, 1766 in Cecil County Maryland married cr. 1743 in Cecil County Maryland to Sarah Phillips b. unknown d. before 1751 in Cecil County Maryland. Johannes married Elizabeth Veazey on 21 Mar 1751/1752 at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, North Elk Neck, Cecil County, Md. Michell Wilson Ligon (Blue font indicates information found at link)

Occupation: Cordwainer (leather worker/shoemaker) Religion: Episcopalian

Information from Arrants family history.

I am looking for information on Johannes Arrants who lived in Cecil Co. Maryland from 1720 -1766. He had sons Harmon, Nathan and William. Harmon's branch went to TN, William stayed in Maryland, Nathan died in Maryland but his wife remarried and took 4 sons from first marriage to Kershaw, SC. If anyone can help with the family after they moved to Kershaw, South Carolina. I would appreciate it. My grand mother was Mabel D. Arrants Ashley, she was born in Camdan, South Carolina on Nov. 29, 1882. She had a sister named Jennie and brother named Burnette. She Married Mosley Samuel Ashley and moved to Waxhaw, North Carolina. Their were 6 children in the family. Thomas Burnette, Donald, Edwin, Jennie Louise, Miriam, and Frances Roland. Help! Message Board

Note: according to "Marylanders to Carolina" - two Arrants brothers, Harmon and Johannas left Maryland along with business partners Thomas Bloom and Zebulon Rudolf after the Revolutionary War and migrated to Kershaw District SC. A third brother, called Nathan, was reportedly drowned in the Potomac River during the War of 1812. The book does not specify if Nathan migrated to SC with his brothers. However.....

Generation Two below is that of a Nathan Arrants born in Maryland and died 1777, no state specified. "Marylanders to Carolina" states that the Nathan who drowned in the Potomac in 1812 left no descendants...yet, we have many descendants of Nathan Arrants. See Note continued below:


Generation Two Child of Johannas Arrants and Sarah Phillips

Nathan Arrants b. August 1717 d. between 23 May 1776 and 3 Mar 1777. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, married to Ann (--?--) -

Note Ann reportedly, along with four sons, migrated to Kershaw District SC after the death of Nathan. Those sons were reportedly Johannas, Nathan and Harmon (plus one unnamed) YET - there has to be some generational confusion .....Nathan died in Maryland in 1777 - yet there are children said to be his born in SC as late as 1815..... obviously, this cannot be.....it possibly was Elizabeth Veazey Arrants (see previous generation above) who migrated after the death of her husband with four sons.....those sons must have brought their own children with them - those children are then represented in the following information - however, as already stated this Nathan reported drowned in 1812 leaving no descendants...:

Question: Which Arrants widow migrated to Camden SC with four sons? If it was Ann, did she remarry another Arrants in SC in order for additional Arrants children to be born as late as 1815 in that state? Which Nathan drowned in the Potomac leaving no descendants? If you can help sort this out, please email.


Generation Three Child of Nathan Arrants and Ann (--?-)

Johannas Arrants b. Feb 19, 1770 Cecil County, Maryland d. Jun 12, 1846 Kershaw District, South Carolina married to Ann Allowayb. May 03, 1775 Cecil County, Maryland

Records of Johannas Arrants and Ann Alloway

Land Location: 1812 On November 17th 1812, Alexander McLeod purchased from Micajah Woodward 225 acres located "the same more or less situate in the district aforesaid" (meaning more or less in Kershaw District) on Horsepen Branch on the waters of the Scape Or and Black River. The land was part of an December 3 1786/7, 2550 acre grant to Issac Lenoir (State Plats 19:179/plat 099-008 19:279:00). Lenoir had apparently left this portion of his estate to his daughter, who had married Micajah Woodward as her second husband. The land was bordered Southeast by Spann Land; Northeast by Arrants; Northwest by Issac Lenoir's land and Southwest by the Horsepen Branch. The deed was witnessed by John McKay, Alexander's brother in law by 1828. Book G page 116 Deeds and Conveyances, Kershaw District, South Carolina; Dated November 17 1812, Recorded May 25 1814 accessed and copiedat the Camden County Courthouse in Kershaw South Carolina by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke June 2003

Witness - 1820 - On December 19th, Angus McLeod and Nancy McCutchen McLeod make the first of their presently known land purchases. The purchase is for 200 acres lying on the Beaverdam Branch with a Mill and a 1 acre pond. This land lies in the present day Egypt Community of Lee County and is shown on maps as McLeod Mill Pond. The land remains in the family today owned by Charles McLeod, a several times great grandson. Witnesses were Johannas Arrants and Eliza Mims Sumter County Deed Book F page 269 First referenced in the Von Hacke Records at the Sumter Genealogical Society/copy of Von Hacke paragraph on Angus McLeod sent to LMW by Curtis Waters, deed transcription accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke at the Sumter County Courthouse June 2003


Generation Four Children of Johannas Arrants and Ann Alloway

1. William Arrants b. Oct 19, 1795 in Queen Anns County, Maryland d. Feb 14, 1860 in Sumter County, South Carolina married to Charity Blyther b. unknown but died after Aft. October 27, 1826

6-14-1828 / - The Will of Margaret McLeod - At Margaret's death, her estate consisted of 524 acres of land valued at $262.00; 4 "negroes"; 32 head of cattle; one lot of hogs; one riding chair and buggy; cart; 1 gray mare; plantation tools, household furniture, Kitchen furniture, 1 lot sheep. The appraisers were William Arrants, Daniel McCaskill Sr., and Daniel McCaskill Jr., Archibald Fraser, and Angus McCaskill. The executor was named as Roderick Bethune. The probate file consisted of only the appraisal. No other document has yet been found regarding any sale of goods to pay debts. Margaret willed the "negroes" to her sister Catherine. The remainder of the estate of Margaret McLeod passed to her sister, Nancy McLeod, the wife of Roderick Bethune. She named other sisters - Polly the wife of John McCoy and Betsy the wife of Norman McLeod. Sumter County Wills Book III page 187/Estate File of Margaret McLeod accessed and copied at the Sumter County Courthouse June 2005 by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke

In 1831 - purchased acreage from Angus McLeod (h/o Margaret McSween) before his migration to Barbour County Alabama

1860 - In February, on the 14th, Angus McLeod II and her brother, James William Arrants, assumed the debts of her father and divided those debts and the property equally amongst themselves. A debt was owed to Eliza and James' brother or uncle (not certain of the relationship), William Arrants Jr. that both men agreed to pay. Kershaw Court of Common Pleas, J.E. Rodgers vs. S.M. Boykin, his wife, et (et al being Michel Watson, John Crosswell, John S. Bradley who was administrator of the estate of John N. McLeod), Testimony of J. E. Rodgers and Alexander McLeod August 20 1867, file accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke, June 2005, Room 113 Camden Courthouse, Kershaw, South Carolina)

i. James William Arrants born October 27, 1826 in Kershaw District, South Carolina died April 08, 1905 in Lee (formerly Kershaw) County, South Carolina buried Cedar Creek Baptist Church Lee County, South Carolina married abt 1852 to: Lavinia Lockhart b. abt 1827 and d. abt 1867 also married April 23, 1868 to: Frances Judith Huggins daughter of Robert M. Huggins and Frances A. Belvin born April 30, 1846 Sumter District , South Carolina died January 01, 1902 Lee (formerly Kershaw) County, South Carolina

ii) Eliza Ann Arrants b. May 26, 1825 Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States of America d. Bef. Mar 05, 1880 Kershaw County, South Carolina, United States of America married first to Angus McLeod and second to Col. Stephen Madison Boykin

2. Nathan Bloom Arrants b. Mar 26, 1798 Talbot County, Maryland d. Dec 23, 1850 married to Mary Dodd Rodgers - migrated with widowed mother from Maryland to Kershaw District SC ? See Note above.

1846 - John N. McLeod bought 394 acres known as the Clark Lands at Sherrifs Sale from Henry Lowry, this acreage was bound by Nathan Bloom Arrants on the North , by the Scape Ore waters on the East, Henry Lowry Jr. on the South, and by James Corbett Jr . on the West. Sumter County Land Deeds Book MM page 96

Child of Nathan Bloom Arrants and Mary Dodd Rodgers

1. Janie Rogers Arrants b. Oct 28, 1848 in Sumter County, South Carolina d. Jan 17, 1900 in Sumter County, South Carolina (present day Lee County) married first to James Madison Boykin (son of James Boykin and Nancy Davis) to Hastings Jennings Boykin b. Mar 02, 1850 d. Apr 17, 1926 (son of John A Boykin and Francis Tabita Jennings)

3. Elizabeth Arrants b. Jun 27, 1802 in Sumter County, South Carolina

4. Johannas Arrants b. Nov 11, 1804 in Sumter County, South Carolina d. Bef. 1850 Sumter County, South Carolina married to Gatsby Davis. daughter of Thomas Davis and Zenia Lee, b. Jan 17, 1809 in Sumter County, South Carolina d. Sep 11, 1893 Sumter County, South Carolina buried in Bethany-Tiller Cem., Lee County, S.C

Child of Johannas Arrants and Gatsby Davis

1. William Thomas Arrants b. Jan 12, 1834 in Sumter County, South Carolina d. May 06, 1906 Lee County, South Carolina married to Susan Alice Barnes b. Oct 20, 1847 Sumter or Kershaw County, South Carolina d. Dec 09, 1939 in Turkey Creek, Lee County, South Carolina

5. Robert Houston Arrants b. Sep 28, 1807 Sumter District, South Carolina d. Mar 15, 1886 Sumter District, South Carolina married to Eliza Simmons (alternate name English = Widowed Name? married before to an English?) b. 1817 d. Abt. 1854 also married to Mary Betty Childrens (alternate name =Shedd?)

South Carolina Death Certificates for following list Mother as Mary Childers and Fathers as Robert Arrants Lizzie DOB 1 Dec 1864 DOD 11 Sept 1948 buried Cedar Creek Baptist Cemetery, Lee Co. SC. Joan DOB 28 Jan 1867 DOD 10 June 1946 Buried Cedar Creek Baptist Cemetery, Lee Co. SC. John Sylvester DOB 1855 DOD 18 Nov 1931 buried Antioch Baptist Church Kershaw Co. SC. Maggie DOB 1860 DOD 2 July 1931 buried Cedar Creek Baptist Cemetery, Lee Co. SC. Tony M. Kelly August 4th 2009

Email from Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009 - I found death certificate for Elsey 1st daughter of Robert Houston and Eliza Simmons Arrants it list mother as Eliza Simmons and Father as Robert Arrants. Previous e-mail I found death certificates proving the second wife of Robert Houston Arrants to be Mary Childers.

Note the Date of Birth is incorrect on the Certificate

 

1856 - On August 28th Alexander E. McLeod sold a tract of land containing 100 acres on the Horsepen Branch. The land was bounded by Robert Arrants on the south west and East by himself, northwest by John Blyther. He retained the rights to raise a mill dam and flood the 100 acres if he should ever chose to do so. The land was sold to Michel Watson who was a neigbor of Alexander's according to various census records. This land was likely part of the inheritance Alexander received in 1835 upon the settlement of his father's estate and upon his reaching his majority. The Beaverdam land mortgaged in 1841 to Roxanna James was also likely part of his inheritance. The witnesses to the deed were his brother, John N. McLeod and Harmon Arrants. Sumter Deed Book T page 271 - Conveyance August 28 1856 - Alexander McLeod to Michel Watson accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David J. Wilke and Trish and Elizabeth Brown on June 25th, 2004 at the Camden County Courthouse, Kershaw County, South Carolina. Delivered to E. Barnes Dec. 4th/58

1850 Sumter County Census, #1153, Robert Arrants 48 m, Planter, real estate $300.00 POB SC Eliza 33 f, POB SC Elcy A. 16 f, Johannes 14 m, Robert B. 12 m, Sarah 10 f, Harmon 8 m, Eliza 6 f, Emma 4 f, Mary 2 f

1860 Sumter County Census #841 Robert 58 m Carpenter & Farmer POB SC Mary A.E. 25 f POB SC Sarah A. 19 f (Child of Robert and Eliza English) Harmon 17 m (Child of Robert and Eliza English) Eliza 15 f (Child of Robert and Eliza English) Emma 13 f (Child of Robert and Eliza English) Mary 11 f (Child of Robert and Eliza English) Lavina 9 f (Child of Robert and Eliza English) John 5 m (probably Child of Robert and Mary Shedd - note years between births) Henrietta 3 f Nancy 1 f

Children of Robert Houston Arrants and Eliza English Simmons

1. Elsie Ann Arrants b. Jan 2, 1817 Sumter District, South Carolina d. May 23, 1917 Sumter County, South Carolina buried Antioch Baptist Church married to William Blyther b. Apr 03, 1829 Sumter County, South Carolina d. Jul 02, 1901 Sumter County, South Carolina buried Antioch Baptist Church- See Death Certificate Above under parents.

Elsie and William Children listed on 1860 Census Bishopville Lee Co. Sc
Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

i. Victoria b. abt 1854;

ii. John b. abt 1856 ;

iii. William J. b. abt 1858;

iv. Robert b. abt 1859

These Children were still at home on the 1880 census DeKalb Kershaw SC Plus the following Children

v. Eliza Alice b. abt 1863;

vi. Thomas Benjamin b. abt 1865; Death Certificate of Thomas Benjamin list mother as Elsie Arrants father as William Certificate #15983

vii. Mary Ann b. abt 1868;

viii. Jesse b. abt 1870;

ix. Anna b. abt 1872;

x. Nancy E. b. abt 1874

2. Johannas Arrants b. 1836 Sumter District, South Carolina d. Sep 17, 1862 Battle of Sharpsburg, Virginia, Confederate States of America Record of Antioch Baptist Church (found June 30 2003 in the Meyers Family File at the Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke) Departed this life Sept. 19 1862, our beloved Brother Johannas Arrants who fell in the Battle of Sharpsburg in the State of Maryland. He was a good Soldier in the cause of the South of also of Jesus Christ/Record of Antioch Baptist Chruch Male Members in full fellowship up to the first of Nov. 1858 - name included , found June 30 2003, Meyers Family File, Camden Archives by Lori McLeod Wilke) . 2nd Palmetto Regt S. C. V"

3. Sarah Arrants . 19 May 1841 d. 7 April 1919 Sumter District, South Carolina married J. R. Goodale b 24 Oct 1838 d. 16 March 1901 Buried Quaker Cemetery Camden Kershaw Co. Sc. Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

4. Harmon Arrants b. 1842 Sumter District, South Carolina

5. Eliza Arrants b. 1844 Sumter District, South Carolina married to James A. Brown b 10 June 1830 d. 17 Aug 1894 married on Oct 23, 1860 at Antioch Baptist Church Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009 / Church source South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research.

1880 Cypress Creek Darlington Co SC Census James 51 Eliza 36 Children:
Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

i. William E. b. abt 1864;

ii. Harmon T. b. abt 1865;

iii. Sarah E. D. b. abt 1867;

iv. Claria C. b. abt 1870;

v. Charles L. b. abt 1873;

vi. Elizabeth D. b. abt 1877

6. Emma Vermell Arrants b. 1846 Sumter District, South Carolina d. Oct 25, 1913 from Hospital records buried Tuscaloosa Hospital Cemetery Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Married Reese A. Kelley b. Sept 5, 1848 d. Jan 15 1929 buried Black City Cemetery Black, Alabama. Children -- Anna Elizabeth b. July 31 1871; Minnie Vermell b. 1875; Dana Eugenia b. June 27, 1877; Ida Camilla b. Mar 10 1880 Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

7. Mary Arrants b. Oct 26, 1849 Sumter District, South Carolina d. Jun 07, 1885 married to Stephen Madison (Col.) Boykin (third wife)

8. Lavina Arrants b. Dec 11,1850 Sumter District, South Carolina DOD June 23 1928 (from death certificate Husband was James M. Knowles b. 1858 d Mar 4 1938 (from death certificate. Both are buried Quaker Cemetery Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

9. Robert Benjamin Arrants b. 1838 d. September 20, 1863 Chicamauga, GA while serving in Co. E, 2nd SCVI. He is listed on the Confederate Monument in Sumter, SC. (Robert B. aged 12 in 1850 Sumter Co. Census)

Children of Robert Houston Arrants and Mary Betty Shed

1. John Sylvester Arrants b. Sep 14, 1855 d. Nov 18, 1931 Buried Antioch Cemetery Lee Co. SC Married Margaret J. Rodgers date of marriage 29 Nov 1876 ( South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, vol 5, #20) Margaret Jane Arrants buried Antioch Cemetery Lee Co. beside John S. Arrants. Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

Child: Dessie Leonia Arrants DOB 23 April 1883 Daughter of John S. Arrants and Margaret J. Rodgers from application for State of S. C. Delayed Birth Certificate Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

2. Henrietta Jane Arrants b. Aug 1858 d. Apr 12, 1931 married Feb 04, 1880 by the Rev James E. Rodgers to H.L. Smith b. Nov 30, 1856 d. Oct 11, 1920 buried Cedar Creek Cemetery

3. Nancy Margaret Arrants b. 1860 d. Feb 2 1931 Never Married buried Quaker Cemetery Death Certificate #11913 Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

4. Norman Alexander Arrants b. Mar 19,1862 D. Feb 13 1918 buried Cedar Creek Cemetery Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

5. Lizzie Arrants b. Dec 01, 1864 d. Sep 11, 1948 married to Drue Kelly b. May 08, 1857 d. Apr 16, 1906

Drue Kelley parents were George M. Kelley and Mary M. Davis Information from 1860 Census Kershaw SC -1880 Census Cypress Darlington SC - 1900 Census Williamsburg Sumter SC. Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

Children of Lizzie & Drue were

i. Roser (Female) b. 1891;

ii. Edmond (male) b.1894;

ii. Harrette (female) b 1898;

one child dead.

Child - Roland M. Kelley b. Apr 01, 1902 d. Feb 05, 1969 buried Sumter Cemetery, Sumter SC married to Saddie Mathis b. September 30, 1907 d. unknown buried Sumter County Cemetery, South Carolina

6. Joan Arrants b. Jan 28 1867 d. June 10 1946 Never Married information from Death Certificate # 08487.

Joan had two sons

Darling Sumter Arrants b. 17 Dec 1891 and

Clinton Arrants b. abt 1904

sources 1910 & 1920 Census Ionia, Lee Co. SC & Application for delayed birth Certificate by Darling Sumter Arrants. Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

7. Charles Houston McDuffie Arrants b. April 12, 1869 d. June 10, 1948 buried Cedar Creek Baptist Church Lee County, South Carolina married Frances E. Knotts b. Oct 3 1873 d. December 14, 1955 Arrants buried Cedar Creek Baptist Church Lee County, South Carolina Information for Frances E. from Death Certificate # 55 016940 Tony M. Kelly" August 14, 2009

i) Robert Houston Arrants b. June 01, 1889 d. July 25, 1889 buried Antioch Baptist Cemetery

ii) Mary Gertrude Arrants b. 1893 b. 20 July 1893; d. 30 April 1977, Lee Co., SC married to Joseph Britton Dority b. 26 Aug 1892 d. 16 Jan. 1958, Lee Co., SC

Parents of Joseph Britton Dorrity were: George W. Dority, b. June 1858 in SC; d. aft. 1920 in SC. His wife's name was Dicy or Necy A. (?), b. June 1862 in SC, d. aft. 1920 in SC. They had 3 children, as follows: Charley C., Martha A., *Joseph Britton*. GrandParents of Joseph Britton Dorrity were: Britton C. Dority b. cr 1825 d. bet. 1890 and 1900 and Sarah A Unknown b. Oct. 1824 in SC; d. 1910-20 in SC. (all information except Mary's name from Ancestry.com message board Author: Dawn Ruark Date: 26 Jun 2000 12:00 PM GMT - accessed June 2 2003 by Lori McLeod Wilke)

Children of Mary Gertrude Arrants and Joseph Britton Dority

a) Alta Mazy (died young),
b) Myrtle Lee,
c) Stanley DuBose,
d) Eula Mae (died young),
e) Gatsey Thelma (died young),
f) Zola Vermell,
g) Osee Cleo,
h) Ruth Evelyn b. 1922
i) Odis Melton,
j) Lula Mae (died young),
k) Joseph Houston (died young).

iii) Fannie E. Arrants b. unknown d. unknown

iv) Judge McDuffie Arrants b. September 03, 1906 d. May 30, 1936 married Isalee Stokes

v) Charles H. Arrants b. unknown d. unknown

vi) Joel H. Arrants b. 1909 d. October 24, 1954 Lee County Memorial Hospital buried Cedar Creek Baptist Church Lee County, South Carolina married Mabel Smith

vii) Norman H. Arrants b. 1914 d. February 1977 Mt. Holly, NC married Leona Arrants (daughter of Murray C. Arrants, granddaughter of Joseph William Clennie Arrants, gr granddaughter of James William Arrants ) b. 1918 d. March 09, 1998 Matthews, NC buried Cedar Creek Baptist Church Lee County, South Carolina

viii) Pearl Arrants b. unknown d. unknown

ix) Estelle Arrants b. unknown d. unknown

x) Methuselah Matthew Arrants b. unknown d. unknown

xi) R.H. Arrants b. unknown d. December 14, 1955

6.) Sarah Arrants b. Apr 18, 1812 Sumter District, South Carolina d. 1879 buried at Antioch Baptist Church married Mar 03, 1842 by Rev. William Carlisle to the Rev. J.E. Rodgers born Apr 23, 1820 in Sumter District, South Carolina d. Aug 24, 1884 buried at Antioch Baptist Church

7.) Harmon Bloom Arrants b. Nov 11, 1815 Sumter District, South Carolina d. Dec 17, 1873 Sumter District, South Carolina married Mar 07, 1841 by the Rev. Thomas Berry to Martha Gaskins Rodgers b. 1822 d. Jan 02, 1877 - Carried home the body of John N. McLeod from Richmond Va to Antioch Baptist Church...

1855 - Angus McLeod II is shown as a neighbor of Harmon Arrants on the deed in which Harmon purchases 1372 acres on the Horsepen Branch on the Kershaw District side. The plat was surveyed for Harmon by Stephen H. Boykin. Harmon's property was bounded by the Reedy Branch and the Salt Log Branch also. Neighbors included A.W. McCaskill, Edwin Barnes, Daniel McCaskill, Rebecca Hunter, Jesse Adkinson as well as Angus. Series Number: S213192 Volume: 0057 Page: 00006 Item: 00 Date: 1855/03/16 Description: ARRANTS, HARMON, PLAT FOR 1,372 ACRES ON HORSE PEN BRANCH, KERSHAW DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY STEPHEN H. BOYKIN. Names Indexed: ARRANTS, HARMON/BOYKIN, STEPHEN H./CORBITT, HAMPTON/BARNS, EDWARD/MCCASKILL, A. W./MCCASKILL, DANIEL/HUNT, REBECCA/MCLEOD, ANGUISH/ADKINSON, JESSE/ Locations: KERSHAW DISTRICT/HORSEPEN CREEK/REEDY BRANCH/SALT LOG BRANCH Type: PLAT/ Topics: /

Witness 1856 - On August 28th Alexander E McLeod sold a tract of land containing 100 acres on the Horsepen Branch. The land was bounded by Robert Arrants on the south west and East by himself, northwest by John Blyther. He retained the rights to raise a mill dam and flood the 100 acres if he should ever chose to do so. The land was sold to Michel Watson who was a neigbor of Alexander's according to various census records. This land was likely part of the inheritance Alexander received in 1835 upon the settlement of his father's estate and upon his reaching his majority. The Beaverdam land mortgaged in 1841 to Roxanna James was also likely part of his inheritance. The witnesses to the deed were his brother, John N. McLeod and Harmon Arrants Sumter Deed Book T page 271 - Conveyance August 28 1856 - Alexander McLeod to Michel Watson accessed and copied by Lori McLeod Wilke, David J. Wilke and Trish and Elizabeth Brown on June 25th, 2004 at the Camden County Courthouse, Kershaw County, South Carolina. Delivered to E. Barnes Dec. 4th/58

1862 - July 14, 1862, John N. McLeod eldest child of Alexander and Sarah McIntosh McLeod, was crushed between two railway cars while in Richmond Virginia visiting his two sons who were serving the Confederacy; Thomas A. in the CSA Co. C. 6th SC Infantry and John Alfred in the CSA Co. G. 6th SC Infantry. John's body was carried home to South Caroina by his best friend, Harmon Arrants, and he was buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery near his nephew William McLeod.

1867 - They gave to Eliza {Arrants McLeod} Boykin 109 acres on the East side of the (Angus McLeod II) Tract bound South East by the land of Harmon Arrants and Jesse Atkinson, West by the lands of the Estate of Angus McLeod, North by lands of S.M. Boykin and James William Arrants (her brother). Kershaw County Probate Court Index, (1775-1913?) File 50/Estate 1776 accessed and copied June 2004 by Lori McLeod Wilke and David Jay Wilke Camden Courthouse, Kershaw County South Carolina

Children of Harmon Bloom Arrants and Martha Gaskins Rodgers

1. Mary Ann Arrants b. Feb 01, 1842 d. Feb 07, 1926 married to Addison Ladson Barnes b. Jan 25, 1836 d. Apr 17, 1895 -

Children of Mary Ann Arrants and Addison Ladson Barnes

i) Martha Kasia Jane Barnes b. Jun 01, 1856 d. Mar 18, 1942 married to (--?--) Murchinson

ii) Edwin Ladson Barnes b. Oct 01, 1858

iii) Mary Ann Levicy Barnes b. May 08, 1860

2. William Johanas Arrants Nov 19, 1845 Nov 12, 1915 Mary E. Oaks Aug 27, 1844 Oct 30, 1908

Children of W. J. Arrants and Mary E. Oaks

i) Grace Arrants

ii) Frank Harmon Arrants Dec 22, 1865 Feb 18, 1933 Geneva Stokes

iii) Edward B. Arrants Feb 28, 1875 Nov 30, 1908

3. Margaret Jane Arrants Sep 21, 1848 Apr 13, 1915 married to Issac Franklin Holland b. Dec 30, 1840 Jan 17, 1938

4. David Alexander Arrants Oct 23, 1849 Feb 20, 1855



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