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Willis Yates and Martha Josey
parents of Harriet Yates McLeod

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Generation One:

Willis Yates and Martha Josey were the parents of Harriet Yates McLeod. Not much is known about Willis Yates, we have been unable to determine his parentage and his relationship to other Yates in the Sumter and Kershaw area.

Willis Yates was born between 1770 and 1780 in either North or South Carolina. The 1850 census in which it is assumed that he was the informant for the household, North Carolina is shown as his birth state. In 1860, Willis had obviously passed away so we can glean no information in that year. In 1880 however, his daughter Harriet Yates McLeod states his place of birth was South Carolina. I have not yet been able to access the 1870 census records of many family members - apparently an entire township or two of Kershaw was not included in ancestry.com's census index.

Martha Josey was born between 1780 and 1790 in North Carolina and died Jul 10, 1875 in Kershaw County. In Martha's case, just as with Willis, we have one census stating South Carolina as the place of birth and another stating North Carolina. As the ancestry of Martha Josey is quite documented by the House of Jossey/Josey, we know that her father appeared in Salem County, Sumter District about 1802 and from her own census records, we know she was married by about 1806. Martha came into South Carolina from North Carolina already a young woman. She was the daughter of William Robert Josey (born Aug 01, 1756 in Nasomond County, Virginia OR North Carolina and died Aug 01, 1832 in Sumter County South Carolina) and Jane Webb (born about 1759 in Kershaw or Sumter South Carolina).

The exact number of children born to Willis and Martha is unknown - census records indicate as many as five children who have yet to be identified. In particular, the 1830 census shows several unidentified females - it appears a possibility that another family is living with the Yates in this year. The 1850 census shows a William Yates aged 44 and a John A. Yates aged 34 living at households 756 and 757 while Martha and Willis are in household 755 - these may be sons of the couple and I have included them here as possibly so.

Future research will include a search for the estate records - it is hoped that those records will help us to identify which of the Yates' found in Sumter and Kershaw Counties of South Carolina are included in our extended family as throughout the years, we find many of our McLeod family marrying into a Yates family - intermarriage between connected families was common in this era and therefore, there is a great likelihood that there is a yet unfound connection.

If you can provide information on the Yates Families of Sumter and Kershaw Counties of South Carolina please Email

Was Willis Yeates/Yates the son of Samuel Yates of Sumter District South Carolina (census years 1790-1810)

Searches of the 1790 and 1800 censuses of Kershaw and Sumter have not revealed Willis Yeates/Yates - Willis was born between 1766 and 1784 - in the 1850 Kershaw District Census he stated his place of birth was North Carolina; he also gave his age as 70 which allows us to narrow down that broad birth year range to about 1780.

Using 1780 as his approximate birth year then one can assume he would first be found as a head of household in the 1800 census at approximately the age of 20 yet he is not found in the 1800 Sumter or Kershaw District Census as a head of household in that year.

It would appear from the census research that has been done to date, Willis and Martha Josey married about 1805 with the eldest male child (possibly William) born in 1806. Therefore it could be assumed that Willis was still in his parents household in 1800, moving out and becoming head of his own household in 1810.

This assumes of course, that William migrated into the Sumter area of South Carolina with his parents. Along that line of research, there is indication that he MAY have been the son of a Samuel Yeates/Yates who is found in Claremont County in 1790 and in Salem County, Sumter District in 1800.
In 1810, the first census in which we find Willis and Martha Josey Yates, this Samuel Yates was their next door neighbor. Was Samuel Yates the father of Willis Yates or did Willis Yates come into South Carolina alone, as an adult?

Samuel Yates Census Year: 1790; Census Place: , Claremont, South Carolina; Roll: M637_11; Image: 0136.

1 male 16 and older / 3 males under 16 / 2 females of any age

(neighbors Addison Scarborough and Is. Roberts - other neighbors were: Micajah Stokes, William Robertson, Shadrack Ellis, John Singleton Jr. and Sr., Lewis Peebles

Samuel Yates Year: 1800; Census Place: Salem, Sumter District, South Carolina; .Roll: 49; Page: 608; Image: 182.

2 males 0-10 / 2 males 16-26 (Willis Yeates/Yates?) /1 male 45+ / 3 females 0-10/ 1 female 16-26 / 1 female 45+

Neighbors: William Robertson (see 1790 and 1810), Thomas Bartlett, Biggers Singleton, Daniel Sparrow, William Ellum, Uriah Lee (several households away)

SAMUEL YATES - Year: 1810; Census Place: Salem, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 490; Image: 377.00 -note: on the same image, the next page is page 495 - image is actually 15 of 15

3 males aged 16-25 born 1785 - 1794, 1 male aged 45+, 2 females aged 10-15 born 1795 - 1800, 1 female aged 26-44 born 1766 - 1784

neighbors: Willis Yates (next household after Samuel's) Allen Barnes, Jesse Woodard, Williss (William) Robertson, Lewis and Jacob McClendon, Stucky, Asa Lee, John and James Crosswell, Henry Parrish, Thomas Chatham, Thomas and William Bateman,

WILLIS YEATES Year: 1810; Census Place: Salem, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: 61; Page: 490; Image: 377.00. - image is actually 15 of 15

2 MALES 0-10 {William born 1806/(--?--) } 1 MALE AGED 26-45 WILLIS YATES B. 1766-1784 , 1 FEMALE AGED 16-26 MARTHA BORN 1785-1794

It appears from the index at ancestry.com that Samuel died between 1810 and 1820 as he is not found in that years census of Sumter or Kershaw Districts.

Deed and Equity research will be made regarding SAMUEL YATES to determine if there is a family connection.

Records of Willis Yates and Martha Josey

Year: 1820; Census Place: Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: M33_121; Page: 107; Image: 187.

2 males 0-10 (Jesse Lazarus Yates? born 1820 /John A Yates? born 1816
2 males 10-16 (William Yates Jr. born 1806/(--?--)
1 male 26-45 Willis Yates Sr.
2 females 0-10 born 1810-1820 (Harriet Yates McLeod and (--?--)
1 female 26-45 (Martha Josey Yates)
3 involved in agriculture

neighbors Wilson's, Felix Ellis, D. Boykin Jr., A. Dickson, Asa Singleton, Stokes, Kennedy

No other Willis or William Yates found in Sumter in this year. The only identifiable child in this census is Harriet Yates - one of the males aged 0-10 might be Jesse Lazarus Yates, however, his birth date is August 13 1820 - was he born by the taking of this census?

Year: 1830; Census Place: , Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: 172; Page: 85.

Two William Yates in Sumter

1 male 5-10 (Jesse Lazarus Yates) b. 1820 -1825
1 male 10-15 (John A. Yates?) b. 1815-1820
1 male 15-20 b. 1810 - 1815 (2nd unnamed male in the 1820 census aged 10-16?)
1 male 50-60 (Willis Yates)
2 females 0-5 (born 1825-1830 - One likely to be Sarah "Sally" born in 1828)
1 female 5-10 (1820-1825) not represented in any other census -
2 females 10-15 (Harriet Yates McLeod aged 13 and 2nd unnamed female in 1820 aged 0-10)
2 females 15-20 ( born 1810 - 1815 - NOT REPRESENTED IN 1820 HOUSEHOLD )
1 female 40-50 (Martha Josey Yates)

neighbors: William Weldon, W. Wheeler?, Isaic Lenoir, Richardson, Harbin Davis, John McCoy, Johanna Arrants, Wm Arrants

It appears from this census, viewed from the perspective of what is known of the family, that there may be an entire second family living in this household in this year. There are a total of 7 females besides Martha Josey Yates in this household - four of these seven females were born between 1810 and 1820 yet in the 1820 census only 2 females are represented as being born in that year range. The females aged 15-20 appear to be too young to have been married and widowed and therefore back in the household - it is possible that at least one of these females could be a wife of the male aged 15-20 but the identity of the second is unknown - there may be grandchildren in this census.

Second William Yates - possibly son of Willis and Martha Josey Yates

William Yates aged 20 - 30 born 1800 - 1810, 1 female aged 0-5 born 1825 - 1830 (Caroline), 1 female aged 20-30 born 1800 - 1810 (Elizabeth)

neighbors: John Holland, Brown, Isaic Woodard, Willis Josse? (Martha's brother or father?), John Doughity, B. Brown, Sarah Boykin, N. McLeaird

William YEATES in ancestry.com 1830 index - same man as second William Yates above.

1840 sumter census Year: 1840; Census Place: , Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: 515; Page: 32 Enumerated by William S. Richardson, accessed using ancestry.com online subscription on August 29 2007

Willis Yates

1 male aged 5-10 (--?--) born 1830 - 1835,
1 males 15-20 (Jesse Lazarus Yates),
1 males aged 60-70 (Willis),
1 female aged 5-10 (Margaret Yates Goff),
1 female 10-15 (Sally),
1 female 15-20 (--?--) unidentified female in the 10-15 age range in 1830),
1 female 40-50 (Martha Josey Yates)

note: Harriet Yates is found married to Alexander McLeod - she was 23 and married in 1838 so the unidentified female aged 15-20 would NOT be Harriet.

Neighbors: Dan'l Davis, Darling Davis, Thomas Davis, Kennedy, Johanna Arrants, Hendrix, Peepels, Corbett, Byther, ALEXANDER MCLEOD (Harriet Yates), Rueban Bradley,

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Kershaw, Kershaw, South Carolina; Roll: M432_854; Page: 119; Image: 236.

household 755

Wm Yates Age: 70 Estimated birth year: abt 1780 Birth Place: North Carolina Gender: Male
Martha Yates Age: 61 Estimated birth year: abt 1789 Birth Place: South Carolina
Sarah Yates Age 22 Estimated birth year: abt 1828 Birth Place: South Carolina
Marg Yates Age 18 Estimated birth year: abt 1832 Birth Place: South Carolina

neighbors: household 744 Norman Gillis aged 45 father of James A. Gillis who married granddaughter Margaret Yates?, household 756 Wm Yates aged 44; household 757 John A. Yates aged 34 (Wm Yates - could be a son of Martha and Willis - she would have been aged 17 in 1806 the year of his birth -same for John A. Yates); previous page: household 751 Gates Goff;

Year: 1860; Census Place: Division 4, Kershaw, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1221; Page: 111; Image: 222. page numbered 77

Martha Yates aged 72 Planter RE 300 PE 250
Mary Yates aged 26 Seamstress (born 1832) this is probably Margaret "Peggy" and not "Mary" - Margaret married John Goff in February of 1861

neighbors: Simmons, Campbell, Shedd, Thomas English, A.D. Barnes, Edwin Barnes, J.R. Corbett

Year 1870 -

Martha is among many of our extended family who appear to have been left out of the indexing at ancestry.com - she died in 1875 so this would be her last census enumeration.


Obituary of Martha Josey Yates

Marriages & Deaths, Baptist Newspapers, SC, 1866-1887

Died, on the 10th of July, 1875, in Kershaw County, near Camden, Mrs. Martha Yates, widow of the late Willis Yates. Her maiden name was Josey, and she was raised in Sumter County, near Bishopville. She united with the Baptist Church nearly forty years ago and was baptized by the Rev. N. Graham. She connected herself with the Antioch Church, Kershaw, in 1846, by letter. Her children say she was about ninety years of age.


Children of Willis Yates and Martha Josey

1. (--?--) Yates - MALE - born between 1804 - 1810 -

1820 CENSUS - 2 males aged 10-16 - birth years 1804 - 1810

POSSIBLY SAME MALE AS SHOWN BELOW WILLIAM YATES - if born in 1810

2. Possibly - William Yates born 1806 in Sumter South Carolina died after the 1850 Census of Sumter County - found living in household 756 (Willis and Martha at household 755). Married by 1827 to Elizabeth (--?--) born about 1808. Possibly the second male aged 10-16 in the 1820 household of Willis and Martha Josey Yates

Wm. L Yates in Kershaw 1840 - img 37 page 19

2 males 0-5
1 male 5-10 (Charles)
1 male 30-40 (William)
1 femal 0-5 (Harriet Yates)
2 females 5-10
1 female 10-15 (Caroline)
1 female 30-40 (Elizabeth)

neighbors: Johnson, N.B. Arrants, Noles

Year: 1850; Census Place: Kershaw, Kershaw, South Carolina; Roll: M432_854; Page: 119; Image: 236.

William Yates aged 44 born 1806 (could be their son)
Elizabeth? Yates aged 42 born 1808
Caroline aged 23 born b. 1827
Charles aged 18 b. 1832
Harriet aged 14 b. 1836

There are four missing children in this census -

2 males born 1835-1840 (aged 0-5 in 1840) - would be between 10 and 15 in this census
2 females born 1830 - 1835 (aged 5-10 in 1840) would be between 15 and 20 in this census

3. Unidentified Male Yates born between 1810 and 1815

possibly the same male aged 10-16 in 1820 - if born in 1810

aged 15-20 in 1830 census of Willis and Martha Josey Yates

4. (--?--) Yates - female born between 1810 and 1820 -

represented in 1820/1830 and 1840 census of Willis and Martha Josey

5. John A. Yates born 1816 in Sumter South Carolina died after the 1850 Census of Sumter County - found living in household 757 (Willis and Martha at household 755). Married abt. 1836 to Milly? (--?--) born between 1816 and 1828 (see census below) - Possibly one of the males aged 0-10 in the 1820 household of Wilis and Martha Josey Yates

Email from Ernie Hatchell June 12 2011: John Alfred (10 Nov 1814-1 Feb 1872), m 1st unknown w son Willice (wallace), m 2nd Mildred Baker (20 Sep 1831-20 Feb 1910), both buried Antioch Church Cemetery, kershaw Cty, SC. w issue Emma, James, William, Daniel Stogin, John R., Henry, Samuel Durham, my great grandmother Marthe Elizabeth, Lawrence F.

John A Yates Year: 1840; Census Place: , Kershaw, South Carolina; Roll: 512; Page: 371. Image 39 note: the image has page 20 handwritten on it and 371 printed. -

1 male aged 20-30 born between 1810 and 1820
1 female aged 15-20 born between 1820 and 1825

neighbors: Shadrack Rogers Jr., Porret, Bulloch, Corbett, Angus McCaskill

Year: 1850; Census Place: Kershaw, Kershaw, South Carolina; Roll: M432_854; Page: 119; Image: 236.

John A Yates aged 34 born 1816
Milly? aged 24? (should be 25- 30 years old in this census - aged 15-20 in 1840)
Mary aged 14 (not present in 1840 census - age should be 10)
Willis aged 8 born 1842
Ema aged 3 born 1847
Jms aged 1 born 1849

Year: 1860; Census Place: Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1227; Page: 123; Image: 254. Post Office Bradford Springs

John A Yates Age 45 Birth Year: abt 1815 Birthplace: South Carolina
Milly Yates 25 (if 1850 age was correct should be 34)
Mary Yates 18 (should be about nineteen)
Willis aged 8 in 1850 is missing in this census
Emma Yates 15 (aged 3 in 1850 - should be aged 13 in this census)
James Yates 12 (could be the William shown aged 1 in 1850)
Daniel Yates 10 (born 1850)
John R Yates 7 (born 1853)
Henry Yates 4 (born 1856)
Durham Yates 2 (born 1858)

neighbors - McBell?, Rhames, Brown, Brown, Burkett, White page 62: William Ross, James M. Ross, J. H. McLeod (h/o Mary E. McLeod no known relationship at this time)

6. Harriet Yates born Nov 06, 1817 near Carters Crossing, Sumter District South Carolina died Jul 01, 1902 in possibly Bishopville, Sumter District, South Carolina (some family records state Bishopville as her place of death, I have found nothing that confirms this) married Mar 11, 1838 to Alexander E. McLeod born Apr 06, 1815 on the Horsepen Branch tributory of the Beaverdam Branch, Kershaw District, South Carolina died Mar 30, 1895 probably in DeKalb Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina. Both buried at Antioch Baptist Church, Kershaw County South Carolina

7. Jesse Lazarus Yates born August 13 1820 near Carter's Crossing in Sumter County South Carolina died bef. September 17 1880 Rafting Creek, Sumter County, South Carolina buried September 17th, 1880 Pisgah Baptist Church, Sumter County married December ? 1847 in Kershaw County South Carolina Harriet Elizabeth Myers born July 18, 1826 Sumter District, South Carolina and died May 26, 1895 Sumter District, South Carolina

Jesse L. Yates indexed as Jos L Yates Year: 1850; Census Place: Kershaw, Kershaw, South Carolina; Roll: M432_854; Page: 118; Image: 234.

Jesse L. Age: 30 born 1820
Harriet age 23 (Harriet Myers) born 1827
Martha age 1 born 1849

neighbors: Elisha Holland, Andrew Stuckey, Peter Myers (brother of Harriet?), Thomas Atkinson, Thomas Smith, Ranson Lewellen, Next page Gates Goff Jr. and Sr., following page Willis, William L. and J. A.

Jesse Lazarus Yates Year: 1860; Census Place: Division 4, Kershaw, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1221; Page: 119; Image: 238. son of Willis and Martha Josey Yates

Jesse L. Yates aged 39 Farmer
Harriet Yates aged 33
Martha Yates aged 10 born 1849
Mary Yates aged 8 born 1852
Zimmerman? aged 6 born 1854
Magaret A aged 3 born 1857

Neighors: C.J. Shriver, Lauchlin McKinnon, Charles Perkins, Thomas Davis III

Last Will and Testament of Jesse L. Yates (dated 20 September 1870)

In the name of God Amen. I Jesse Lazarus Yates of the State of South Carolina, Sumter County being of sound mind and memory and concerning the uncertainty of this frail and transitory by therefore declare make ordain publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. That is to say I commit my Soul to almighty God; who gave it to my body to the ground.

After all my funeral expenses and all my lawful debts are fully paid and discharged, the residue of my Estate, real and personal I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Harriett. I give and bequeath all my Estate real and personal to have and to hold during her natural life, and at her death I give and bequeath to my youngest daughter Soprano, one fourth ………. of my land in no access to be situated and includes my ………and settlement, also all my household and Kitchen furniture. To my other three children I give and bequeath to them the balance of my Estate, share and share alike equally that any of them be living. If they be deceased their share will go to the heirs of their body that may then be living.

In witness hereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the twentieth day of September in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy …….and I nominate Thomas McLeod my Executor.

Signed Jesse L. Yates

Will witnessed by a Thomas McLeod

Possible identity of the Witness:

Thomas A McLeod b. about 1836 d. bef. 1880 - This Thomas was the son of John N. and Kitsy Davis McLeod and was the husband of Sarah Victoria Holland. He was the nephew by marriage of Jesse's sister Harriet Yates McLeod.

Obituary of Jesse Lazarus Yates

Died - On the 16th {illegible word}, at his home near Rafting Creek, Mr. J.L. Yates who was born on the 13th of August 1820 near Carter's Crossing in Sumter County.

When a young man, he removed to Kershaw County with his father. He was {married -?} there on December 1847, and located on a farm eight miles east of Camden, where they lived for many years - until his father's death.

The deceased was a soldier in Capt. DePass's artillery company during the late war and served to the end.

He and his wife at the same time were united to the Antioch Church of Christ in September 1864. He was a man of meek and quiet spirit, and discharged the duties of a Christian in faithfullness to God and man. He was a good neighbor, indulgent parent and a loving companion and manifested a friendly and social spirit to mankind.

A few years before his death, he moved to the neighborhood of Rafting Creek, where he lived until his death.

He was a great sufferer in the body for several years before his death, but bore it with great fortitude and Christian resignation.

He leaves a wife and four children, together with many relatives and friends, to mourn their loss, but he died as he had lived - in hope of eternal life. When his wife asked him, just before his departure, what she could do for him, he said "nothing"; but for her and his children to meet him in heaven, where he was going.

His remains were carried to the cemetery of Pisgah Baptist Church, Sumter County on the 17th of September 1880 and there buried in presence of a large assembly of relatives and friends, the burial service being performed by Rev. J. E. Rodgers, past.

"Servant of God , well done, the battle fought, the vitory won"
"The righteous but hope in his death, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"
Friend.

Children of Jesse and Harriet

Some of the following information found at: Rootsweb.com WorldConect

Some of the following information except otherwise noted found at Camden Archives, Meyers Family File, June 30 2003 by Lori McLeod Wilke - copies made that date show the address of the submitter but not the name- please email for proper credit)

1. Martha Elizabeth Yates b. October 18, 1848 d. January 7, 1920 buried Pisgah Baptist Church, Sumter Co. married November 25, 1869 to James A. Gillis born Aug 10, 1845 and died Feb 08, 1939- son of Norman Gillis Birth: 1804, Cumberland Co. , N.C. Death: After 1860 in Sumter County, age: 56 married 9 Sep 1841 to Mary Jones information on Norman Gillis provided by Michael Steven Gillis (neighbor in 1850 to Willis Yate and Martha Josey (see records above)

GET INFORMATION - Name: James Gillis Home in 1880: Rafting Creek, Sumter, South Carolina Age: 34 Estimated birth year: abt 1846 Birthplace: South Carolina Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: M. E. Father's birthplace: South Carolina Mother's birthplace: South Carolina

Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Household Members: Name Age James Gillis 34 M. E. Gillis 30 Ja. L. Gillis 9 Ellen S. Gillis 7 James E. Gillis 4

neighbor to Uncle, Jesse Lazarus Yates

Year: 1900; Census Place: Raften Creek, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: T623 1543; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 122.

James Gillis 54
Martha E Gillis 50
Ellen S Gillis 26

Year: 1910; Census Place: Rafting Creek, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1465; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 708.

James A Gillis Age in 1910: 65 Estimated birth year: abt 1845 Birthplace: South Carolina Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: South Carolina Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina Spouse's name: Martha Home in 1910: Rafting Creek, Sumter, South Carolina Marital Status: Married

Martha Gillis 58
Ellen S Gillis 35

Known Children of Martha Elizabeth Yates and James A. Gillis

i. Ja. L. Gillis born 1871 Year: 1910; Census Place: Rafting Creek, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1465; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 708.

ii. Ellen S. Gillis born 1873 Year: 1910; Census Place: Rafting Creek, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: T624_1465; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 708.

iii. James Edward Gillis b. May 12, 1876 d. Feb 08, 1939 married to Sarah Alwilda Hurst b. Jul 04, 1878 d. Jun 04, 1929 daughter of Samuel F. Jr. Hurst and Allie Amanda WilsoN

Samual F. Hurst was father of Sidney Hurst who married Nancy "Mamie" McLeod, daughter of Harriet Yates and Alexander E. McLeod

Children of James Edward Gillis and Sara Alwilda Hurst

a) James Heyward Gillis b. Oct 25, 1907 d. Nov 07, 1967 Memorial Park, Lancaster, SC married May 25, 1925 to Eva Mae Spears b. Apr 29, 1905 d. Jul 01, 1951 Memorial Park, Lancaster, SC

b) Oleta Modelle Gillis b. Aug 19, 1910 d. unknown

i. Bessie Marie b. abt. 1900 d. 1973 Email June 10th 2011 - Donna Harris

ii. Golda Email June 10th 2011 - Donna Harris

iii. Raymond Email June 10th 2011 - Donna Harris

iv Azalie Email June 10th 2011 - Donna Harris

2. Mary Matilda Yates b. about Abt. 1850 d. unknown married October 17, 1875 to George Hancock On the 17th of October 1875, by Rev. J. E. Rodgers, Mr. G. Hancock to Miss Matilda Yates, both of Sumter CountyFull Context of South Carolina Baptist Deaths and Marriages, 1866-87 b. about 1844 d. unknown

Children of Matilda Yates and and George Hancock

found at Camden Archives, Meyers Family File, June 30 2003 by Lori McLeod Wilke - copies made that date show the address of the submitter but not the name- please email for proper credit)

i) James Hancock - Occupation Baptist Preacher in Blackville
ii) Lottie Hancock married Unknown Chandler
iii) Maggie Hancock - died in teens

1850 Sumter District Census (found June 2003 at SC Sumter Genweb by Lori McLeod Wilke)

41 1168 1168 Hancock Gorden 38 M W Planter . SC
42 1168 1168 Hancock Nancy 40 F W . . SC . . X
1 1168 1168 Hancock Jas 14 M W . . SC
1168 1168 Hancock Elias 12 M W . . SC . . . . .
3 1168 1168 Hancock Mary A 10 F W . . SC . . . . .
4 1168 1168 Hancock Thos 8 M W . . SC . . . . .
5 1168 1168 Hancock George 6 M W . . SC . . . . . (husband of Mary Matilda Yates)
6 1168 1168 Hancock Sarah 4 F W .

Neighbors at #1167 were: (probably Gorden and Thomas were brothers)

35 1167 1167 Hancock Thos 46 M W Planter 1,200 SC . . . . .
36 1167 1167 Hancock Margaret 47 F W . . SC . . . . .
37 1167 1167 Hancock Wm 16 M W Laborer . SC . . . . .
38 1167 1167 Hancock Susanah 16 F W . . SC . . . . .
39 1167 1167 Hancock Andrew J 11 M W . . SC . . . . .
40 1167 1167 Hancock Mary J 4 F W . . SC

3. Zimmerman? Yates b. about 1854 1860; Census Place: Division 4, Kershaw, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1221; Page: 119; Image: 238.

4 Annie Margaret Yates b. abt 1857 d. abt 1931 buried at Pizgah Baptist Church Cemetery married to Charles Samuel Baker (son of Daniel Baker and Eliza Yates) b. abt 1853 d. abt 1904 buried at Pizgah Baptist Church Cemetery

PARENTS OF CHARLES SAMUEL BAKER Year: 1880; Census Place: De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina; Roll: T9_1232; Family History Film: 1255232; Page: 54.4000; Enumeration District: 71; .

Daniel Baker De Kalb, Kershaw, SC abt 1824 South Carolina Self (Head)
Eliza (YATES) Baker De Kalb, Kershaw, SC abt 1831 South Carolina Wife
Martha Baker abt 1862 South Carolina Daughter
Willie Baker abt 1870 Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Florence Baker De Kalb, Kershaw, SC abt 1872

(All the following information except otherwise noted found at Camden Archives, Meyers Family File, June 30 2003 by Lori McLeod Wilke - copies made that date show the address of the submitter but not the name- please email for proper credit)

Children of Annie Margaret Yates and Charles S. Baker

i) Zinnamon Lazaraus Baker b. abt 1876 d. unknown married to Lizzi Morris
ii) Harriet Annie Baker b. abt 1880 d. unknown married the Rev. Sam B. Hatfield
iii) Mary Eliza "Mamie" Baker b. abt 1883 d. unknown married Brian Frank Hatfield
iv) Scotta Belle Baker b. abt 1885 d. married to Charles Durham Ives, son of Charles and Sally Hiatt Ives

Belle and Durham moved to the Miami Dade area of Florida, working for a time with Durham's first cousin, James William Ives and Madie Hudson Ives in the Ives Dairy located there.

Durham was a first cousin of Mary Rosa Ives McLeod, the second wife of Jesse Lazarus McLeod who was the son of Harriet Yates and Alexander McLeod.

At some point, Belle and Durham opened their own Dairy, apparently also called Ives Dairy which closed during the Depression. Sources: Donald Ross McLeod Jr., Kitty McLeod Barfield, Jesse McLeod Horne, Madie McLeod Ray, and Sallie Brown Partin.)

v) Willie Frank Baker b. 1887 d. unknown married May Hatfield
vi) Charlie Lee Baker b. abt 1889 d. abt 1071 buried Sumter Cemetery married Lottie Taylor Watts b. abt 1892 d. abt. 1961 buried Sumter Cemetery

Children of Charlie Lee Baker and Lottie Taylor Watts
a) Alma Louise Baker b. abt 1917 d. unknown married Leroy Landgrave Smith
b) Annie Eugenia Baker b. abt. 1919 married Thomas Frances Hammett
c) Sara Margaret Baker b. abt 1922 married Frank Blakely Jernigan
d) Charlie Lee Baker, Jr. b. abt 1925 married Euretha Newton
e) Malcolm Douglas Baker b. abt 1927 married Jacqueline Wade Thames

vii) Albert Lucas Baker b. abt 1891 married Mary Robertson
viii) Lemuel Bethea Baker b. abt. 1894 d. unknown married Lena Chewning
ix) Ila Ruth Baker b. abt. 1897 d. unknown married Hovey Robertson
x) Maggie Lou "Lula" Baker b. abt 1900 married S. Wilson Hawkins
xi) Carrie Moddelle Baker b. abt 1902 married Ellie Price

5. Sophronia Yates b. June 29 1866 d. December 21 1905 buried at Pizgah Baptist Cemetery married to John Frank Baker (s/o Daniel Baker and Eliza Yates) b. abt 1847 d. abt 1941 buried at Pizgah Baptist Cemetery - John Frank Baker also married Lillie Shalor

Children of Sophronia Yates and John Frank Baker

Information found at the Camden Archives, Meyers Family File, June 30 2003 by Lori McLeod Wilke - copies made that date show the address of the submitter but not the name- please email for proper credit)

i) Charles Hamilton Baker b. Oct 1884 d. unknown married Cora Hamilton

a) Myrtle Baker married to B.B. Holliday - B.B. was the grandson of Martha Elizabeth Yates and James Gillis see below

ii) Annie B. Baker b. Mar 1888 married Harrison Boyt

iii) Martha E. "Mattie" Baker b. May 1892 married Arnold Hatfield - no children

iv) John Baker b. Sept 1895 married Mary Jenkins

v) Albert Lee Baker b. Oct 1899 married Leila Mae Coleman

vi) Edna Marie Baker married Harrison Reese Hall

vii) Herbert Baker m. Olla Belle Hawkins (son of Lillie Shalor Baker)

8. Sarah "Sally" Yates b. about 1828 d. after 1880 when she is found unmarried in her sister Margaret Yates Goff's home - see below

No further information

9. Margaret "Peggy" Yates b. May 01, 1832 d. Feb 16, 1913 buried Cedar Creek Baptist, Lee County, South Carolina INTE: Row-7 Plot-16 (76' from hwy 34 fence, 65' from Camden fence) married Feb 28, 1861 to John Goff b. Jun 14, 1841 d. Jun 12, 1919 buried Cedar Creek Baptist, Lee County, South Carolina INTE: Row-7 Plot-15 (71' from hwy 34 fence, 65' from Camden fence) Charles Miller

Source Information: 1880 Census Place De Kalb, Kershaw, South Carolina Family History Library Film 1255232 NA Film Number T9-1232 Page Number 46D

John GOFF Self M Male W 38 SC Farmer SC SC
Peggy GOFF Wife M Female W 45 SC Keeps House SC SC
Alice GOFF Dau Female W 17 SC Assists Mother SC SC
Margaret GOFF Dau Female W 15 SC SC SC
Mattie GOFF Dau S Female W 13 SC SC SC
John GOFF Son S Male W 11 SC SC SC
Viney GOFF Dau S Female W 9 SC SC SC
Mary GOFF Dau S Female W 4 SC SC SC
Sallie YATES Sister in Law Female W 40 SC SC SC (age incorrect - she was older than sister Margaret according to earlier census records - should be aged 49-50)

Children of Margaret "Peggy" Yates and John Goff

i. Alice Goff b: ABT 1863
ii. Margaret Goff b: ABT 1865
iii. Mattie Goff
iv. John Goff Jr. b: ABT 1869
v. Viney Goff b: ABT 1871
vi. Mary Goff b: ABT 1876



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