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Cook Family of South Carolina
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Barnes Family of Kershaw and Sumter Counties 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


Connection to our McLeod Research

Julia Barnes to Ashmore Calhoun McLeod, son of John N. and Kitsy Davis McLeod, grandson of Alexander and Sarah McIntosh McLeod, gr grandson of Angus and Nancy McCutcheon McLeod

Alice H. Cook McLeod, daughter of Elizabeth Alice Dupre Barnes and William Cook, married to Mannius Baum McLeod, son of John N. and Kitsy Davis McLeod, grandson of Alexander and Sarah McIntosh McLeod, gr grandson of Angus and Nancy McCutcheon McLeod

Laura Barnes married to George Washinginton Moseley, son of Catherine McLeod and John C. Moseley, grandson of Alexander and Sarah McIntosh McLeod, gr grandson of Angus and Nancy McCutcheon McLeod


Generation One Allen Barnes and Ava Singleton

Allen Barnes

born about 1785 in North Carolina Census Place: De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Census Year 1880 - Son Edwin stated his father was born in NC - census research by Lori McLeod Wilke at Ancestry.com Census Images on-line

death after July 14, 1802 in probably Kershaw District, South Carolina - death date based upon date of son, Edwin's birth date

buried unknown

married to Ava Singleton
Lee County South Carolina Past and Present Volume II copyright 2002 Lee County Chamber of Commerce; produced by the Fine Books Publishing Company of St. Augustine Florida - purchased June 2003 by Lori McLeod Wilke at Lee County Chamber of Commerce -

born about 1786 in South Carolina Census Place: De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Census Year 1880 - Son Edwin stated his mother was born in SC - census research by Lori McLeod Wilke at Ancestry.com Census Images on-line

death after July 14, 1802 in probably Kershaw District, South Carolina death date based upon date of son, Edwin's birth date

buried unknown

Family of Ava Singleton

Ava's parents were William and Francis (Polly) Singleton. The couple owned a tavern at a crossroads located on their property ( a state grant of 465 acres from 1786 to Jacob Chambers; then owned by Daniel Carter from 1789 - 1790 at which point Jonathon Newman owned it before selling it to the Singletons) - this property is now "the heart" of Bishopville. The crossroad and the tavern became known as "Singleton's Crossroads" (present location is the intersection of Main and Church Streets in Bishiopville. Francis, or Polly received the property from her husband in 1800 and ran the tavern until her death which occurred before February 9 1821, as that is the date that her estate was sold to be divided among her heirs. Francis is said to be buried in the Singleton Cemetery which now lies under several stores "about the center of the North side of the block between Church and Council Streets". Lee County Chamber of Commerce; produced by the Fine Books Publishing Company of St. Augustine Florida - purchased June 2003 by Lori McLeod Wilke at Lee County Chamber of Commerce -

Ava is shown in Lee County Past and Present as an Amy. It is uncertain which is her correct name or if she was an "Ava Amy" or some such. Ava's had siblings: Nancy who married Issac Woodward/ard; Mary who was unmarried at the time of her mother's death (mother=Francis Polly Singleton) and Seth and Hybrid who apparently "fled" to Louisianna. Lee County Chamber of Commerce; produced by the Fine Books Publishing Company of St. Augustine Florida - purchased June 2003 by Lori McLeod Wilke at Lee County Chamber of Commerce -


Generation Two Edwin Barnes and Lavisse (Lucy) Gaylord

born July 14, 1802 in Kershaw District, South Carolina Place of Birth - Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Census Year 1880 Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D

died between March 13 and May 10, 1887 Sumter Cemetery book shows death date of 5/10/1887, but his will was proven 3/13/1887 probably the result of a misread 3 for a 5 from the tombstone

buried Salem Cemetery near where Swift Creek, Red Hill and Lee County all meet Sumter Cemetery book confirmed June 2004 during cemetery visit by Lori McLeod Wilke, David J. Wilke, Trish Sanders Brown and Elizabeth Brown

married about 1825 in Kershaw South Carolina to Lavisse (Lucy) Gaylord

born Abt. 1806 in Kershaw District, South Carolina Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Census Year 1880 Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D

died June 27, 1882 Sumter Cemetery book confirmed June 2004 during cemetery visit by Lori McLeod Wilke, David J. Wilke, Trish Sanders Brown and Elizabeth Brown

buried Salem Cemetery near where Swift Creek, Red Hill and Lee County all meet Sumter Cemetery book confirmed June 2004 during cemetery visit by Lori McLeod Wilke, David J. Wilke, Trish Sanders Brown and Elizabeth Brown

Records of Edwin Barnes and Lucy Gaylord

The 1850 Kershaw Census shows Edwin Barnes page 116 family number 715; neighbors included Alexander E. and Harriet Yates McLeod and Alexander's brother, Angus McLeod and Eliza Ann Arrants. Census; Kershaw District, South Carolina, United States of America Census Year 1850

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: /

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 a close family friend. 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

The 1860 Kershaw Census lists the families in the Township of Ridgeway Post Office so it may be assumed that they resided there in 1850 as well - although this is not verified to date as a Post Office in 1850-Census; Kershaw District, South Carolina, United States of America Census Year 1860

1864 In July of 1864 Angus McLeod II's estate entered probate; the appraisers were Edwin Barnes, William Fries and John R. McLeod (son of Daniel and Catherine McLean McLeod, brother of Annie McLeod Boykin and first cousin of Angus). Although his signature on the Warrant of Appraisment is illegible, along with James E. Rogers, Angus' brother Alexander McLeod II and James E. Rogers were also appraisers as they appeared before Alex McDonald on the 29th of July when the estate's appraisal was submitted to the court. Angus had, at the time of his death, 500 acres valued at $4.00 per acre in Kershaw County. 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

1867 On August 20th, Alexander E. McLeod appeared in the Kershaw Court of Common Pleas to testify to the management of his brother Angus' estate by Eliza McLeod Boykin; he also testified to the fact that Angus had absorbed 1/2 the estate and 1/2 the debt of his father in law, William Arrants in 1860/61. Several others, including William Arrants Jr. , Edwin Barnes, Issac Holland, and Abner Davis were also called to testify. 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

1880 Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 64D Census research by Lori McLeod Wilke, Ancestry.com

  • Edwin BARNES Self M Male W 77 SC Farmer NC SC
  • Lavinea G. BARNES Wife M Female W 69 SC Keeps House SC NC
  • Fletcher SPARROW GSon Male W 23 SC Farmer SC SC
  • Tally HARRIS GGSon Male W 14 SC At School SC S

The Children of Edwin Barnes and Lucy Gaylord
Source of names and birthdate - 1850 Kershaw Census page 116 family number 715.

Note: Unless sourcing is provided, the information regarding birth, death, burial and marriage is unproven and/or unverified. Please use caution in adding the data to your own files.

1. Elizabeth Alice Dupre Barnes b. June/July 18 1829 in Lee County SC d. Oct 5 1902 Buried at Salem Southern Methodist Cemetery, in Ionia, Lee County SC Married William Lewis Cook b. April 1828 d. Oct 1909 buried Salem Cemetery near where Swift Creek, Red Hill and Lee County all meet Trish Sanders Brown, descendant - information provided 2002 to Lori McLeod Wilke- burial confirmed during cemetery visit in 2004 by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke, Trish Sanders Brown and Elizabeth Brown.

Child Alice Cook married Mannus Baum McLeod, son of John N. and Kitsy Davis McLeod

2. Kizzie Barnes b. 1827 d. 1853 buried at Hebron Cemetery BUT marker at Bethlehem Cemetery married to Thomas III Davis (brother of Kitsy Davis McLeod) b. March 04, 1827 d. June 01, 1898 buried at Hebron Cemetery Trish Sanders Brown, - information provided 2002 to Lori McLeod Wilke- burial confirmed during cemetery visit in 2004 by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke, Trish Sanders Brown and Elizabeth Brown.

3. Margaret Barnes b. 1831 d. unknown burial unknown married to John J. Jr. Myers b. 1824 d. January 05, 1864 in Hardeeville South Carolina burial unknown (son of John J. MYERS and Edith Davis)

4. Robert Barnes b. 1833 d. unknown

5. A. G. Barnes b. 1836 d. unknown

6. Lilies Barnes b. September 26 1836 d. April 29 1877 married November 01, 1860 to Lewis Henry Peebles (This link is off - site, please use your back button to return to this page.)

Lewis Henry Peebles was son of Lewis Peebles b. 1795 d. 1869 and Sarah (--?--) b. 1798 d. 1891

Children of Lilis Barnes and Lewis H. Peebles

1) Robert Lewis Peebles b. 1877 d. 1933 married Janie Tolbert b. 1900 d. 1983

7. Emma Barnes b. 1838 d. unknown

8. Saline E Barnes b.1843 d. unknown married December 04, 1873 to Joseph S. Wilson

9. Laura J. F. Barnes b. April 14 1845 d. December 7th 1918 buried Mt. Olivet Baptist Cemetery Kershaw County SC. married November 24, 1868 to George Washington Moseley (son of Catherine McLeod and John Moseley) b. March 18, 1846 d. June 19, 1929

10. Susan Barnes b. October 23 1847 d. December 9 1939 buried Bethany/Tiller Cemetery Lee County South Carolina married to William Thomas Arrants b. Jan 12, 1834 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. May 06, 1906 Probably Lee County, South Carolina

11. Julia Levinia Barnes b. June 18, 1849 d. June 27 1916 buried Beulah Methodist Cemetery Ionia, Lee County, SC married November 12, 1872 to Ashmore Calhoun McLeod (son of John N. Mcleod and Kitsy Davis) b. December 04, 1849 d. September 28, 1917 buried Beulah Methodist Cemetery Ionia, Lee County, SC Trish Sanders Brown, - information provided 2002 to Lori McLeod Wilke- burial confirmed during cemetery visit in 2004 by Lori McLeod Wilke, David Jay Wilke, Trish Sanders Brown and Elizabeth Brown.

Note: George Washington Moseley and Ashmore Calhoun McLeod were first cousins. Ashmore was the brother of Mannius Baum McLeod husband of Alice H. Cook, the neice of George and Ashmore's wives (Laura and Julia's eldest sister was the mother of Alice).

To see the remainder of the children, see Ashmore's page - however, I can not fit Henry Barnes into the Barnes family to date - please email if you know if Theordore Barnes is related to this Barnes family.



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