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SARRETT/SARRATT/SURRATT Families of America (SFA)
John HUMPHRIES, 1768-1850


Fourth Generation!
John HUMPHRIES, [SFA# 1.1.1.1]
(1st Son of Wm., II. & 1st Wife Marianne (WALKER) HUMPHRIES)
(1Gs/o William,I HUMPHRIES (*1720-) & Sarah Ann WOOD (c1720-) [REF:#7]
(2Gs/o John HUMPHRIES (c1698-) & Mother: Mary WHITE (c1695-)  [REF:#7]
b. c1768, Location Unknown (to me); 
d. c1850, Location Unknown (to me); 
He married twice, first in Jun 1789, Spartanburg Dist., SC. to [REF #2BTW]
21 year old Miss Frances ELLIS;  [SFA-FG 692]
(d/o M/M ELLIS Parents)
b. c1768, King George's Co., VA.
d. c1808, age 40yrs, Spartanburg Dist., SC.
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
They had 10 children, 7 Sons & 3 Dau's born to this 1st Union; [REF #2BTW]
After the death of his first Wife he married a second time at age 41yrs 
in 1809, Spartanburg Dist., SC. to [per LDS-IGI File #1903569]
21 year old Miss Mary CLARY; [SFS-FG 693]
(d/o M/M CLARY Parents)
b. c1788, Spartanburg Dist., SC.
d. Unknown
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
They had 2 children born to this 2nd Union: [REF:#2BTW]
FIRST MARRIAGE: *1789 Miss Frances ELLIS, 10Ch.
   1.1.  1st Dau: Elizabeth  HUMPHRIES; b. *1790 SC
   1.2.  2nd Dau: Sallie     HUMPHRIES; b. *1792 SC
   1.3.  1st Son: William, 2 HUMPHRIES; b. *1794 SC
   1.4.  2nd Son: James      HUMPHRIES; b. *1796 SC
   1.5.  3rd Son: John II    HUMPHRIES; b. *1799 SC
   1.6.  4th Son: ELLIS      HUMPHRIES; b. *1801 SC
   1.7.  5th Son: Jesse      HUMPHRIES; b. *1804 SC
   1.8.  3rd Dau: Mary       HUMPHRIES; b. *1807 SC
   1.9.  6th Son: Berryman   HUMPHRIES; b. *1809 SC
   1.10. 7th Son: Drewry     HUMPHRIES; b. *1811 SC
SECOND MARRIAGE: c1809 Miss Mary CLARY, 2Ch.
   1.11. 1st Son: Laughan    HUMPHRIES; b. c1812 SC
   1.12. 2nd Son: Thompson   HUMPHRIES; *1823-1901 a77y

Fifth Generation!

12. Thompson HUMPHRIES; [SFA# 1.1.1.1.12]
(9th s/o John,2 Sr. & 2nd Wife Mary (CLARY) HUMPHRIES)
(1Gs/o...Wm., II. & 1st Wife Marianne (WALKER) HUMPHRIES)
(1Gs/o...William,I HUMPHRIES (*1720-) & Sarah Ann WOOD (c1720-) [REF:#7]
(2Gs/o...John, HUMPHRIES (c1698-) & Mother: Mary WHITE (c1695-)  [REF:#7]
b. __ ___ 1812, Spartanburg Dist., SC [REF: #2 BTW]
b. __ Oct 1824, Rutherford Dist., NC. [per 1900 Census, Parents b. NC.]
b. 18 Oct 1823, Spartanburg Dist., SC. [per IGI Film #1985-07-30]
d. 01 Jan 1901, (W&T) age 77; nr Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC.
Buried Cemetery Location Unknown (to me); 
He married Three times, first at the age of 18yrs about 1842 in 
Spartanburg Dist., SC. to [REF: #2 BTW]
20 year old Miss Mary Caroline ARNOLD/ARENDELL; [SFA-FG 694]
(d/o Wm. Wiley & Sarah E. Phobe" (COOPER) ARNOLD/ARENDELL)
b. c1822, Spartanburg Co., SC. ; 
d. c1860, age 38yrs nr Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC.
Buried: Providence Bapt. Church Cemetery; Cherokee Co., SC.
Where a headstone marks her grave. [REF:#67.1, Vol 2. pg57]
They had 7 children born to this first Union; [REF:#2BTW]
At the age 38yrs he married 2nd time on 23 Jun. 1862, 
Spartanburg Co., SC. to the 
22 year old Miss Nancy "Minerva" BRYANT; [SFS-FG 695]
(d/o Joab BRYANT and Mother: Mary "Polly" STEWART)
b. __ ___ 1839, Spartanburg Co., SC. ; 
d. 31 Dec 1885, age 46yrs nr Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC.
Buried: Providence Bapt. Church Cemetery; Cherokee Co., SC.
Where a headstone marks her grave. [REF:#67.1, Vol 2. pg58]
They had 9 children born to this 2nd Union; [REF: #2 BTW]
At the age 71yrs ne married a 3rd time in 1895, Spartanburg Co., SC. to 
37 year old Miss Mary Jane LITTLEJOHN; [SFA-FG 711]
(d/o M/M LITTLEJOHN Parents)
b. __ ___ 1858, Spartanburg Dist., SC.
d. 29 Oct 1931, age 73yrs, nr Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC.
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
(Not listed in [REF:#67.1, Vol 1. & 2.])
They had 3 children born to this 3rd Union: [REF: #2 BTW]
  FIRST MARRIAGE: c1842 Miss Mary C. ARENDELL, 7Ch. [FG 694]
 12. 1 1st Dau:  Hazel H.,  c1842-  Not Traced!  
 12. 2 1st Son:  Benjamin K.,  c1843-  Not Traced!  
 12. 3 2nd Dau:  Pheby Jane,  c1847-  Not Traced!  
 12. 4 2nd Son:  Julius Thompson,  *1851-1926 a75yrs  m. Julia A. Unknown  
 12. 5 3rd Dau:  Mary Celestia,  c1850-  m. Mr. CARROLL  
 12. 6 4th Dau:  Martha Ann,  c1852-  m. Mr. MILLWOOD  
 12. 7 5th Dau:  E. Julia,  c1858-  Not Traced!  
  SECOND MARRIAGE: *1861 Miss Nancy M. BRYANT, 9Ch. [FG 695]
 12. 8 1st Dau:  Euphrey B. "Sarah",  *1862-1928 a66yrs  m. c1886 Joseph A. GAFFNEY,   6Ch.
 12. 9 2nd Dau:  Elizabeth M.L. "Lizzie",  *1864-  m. *1885 Milton A. SARRATT, (Div)   7Ch.
 12.10 3rd Dau:  Beatrice,  *1865-1887 a22yrs  bd  
 12.11 1st Son:  Edwin E.,  *1867-1899 a32yrs  m. c1883 Mary Unknown,   5Ch.
 12.12 4th Dau:  Marie Beatrice  *1869-1936 a67yrs  m. c1891 Mr. SHUFORD,  
 12.13 2nd Son:  Wade Hill,  *1872-1935 a63yrs  m. c1908 M. Beatrice SARRATT,  
 12.14 3rd Son:  William Joseph  *1874-1935 a61yrs  m. c1896 Margaret E. SARRATT,   8Ch.
 12.15 5th Dau:  Altie,  *1877-  m. c1899 Mr. HANE,  
 12.16 6th Dau:  Ellie,  *1880-  Not Traced!  
  THIRD MARRIAGE: c1895 Mary J. LITTLEJOHN, 3Ch. [FG 711]
 12.17 1st Dau:  Tillie Lula,  *1892-1893 a 1yr  bd  
 12.18 1st Son:  Lector,  *1893-1895 a2yrs  bd  
 12.19 2nd Son:  Bryan,  c1895-1944 a49yrs  bd  
Will & Testament of Thompson HUMPHRIES
  Jan. 22, 1901

State of South Carolina   }
                                          } SS.
County of Cherokee        }

Be it known unto all men by these present, I, the said T. HUMPHRIES of Cherokee Co, have made and declared my last will and testament -,bearing date the 22nd day of Jan, 1901;
I the said T. HUMPHRIES, by it's present codacil, do ratify & confirm any said last will and testament, and do give bequests and devise unto my sons & daughters and grandson,
     B.K HUMPHRIES, .....[12.02 1st Son, 1st Wife: Benjaman K.]
     J.T. HUMPHRIES,
     Mary (HUMPHRIES) CARROLL,
     Martha (HUMPHRIES) MILLWOOD,
     Euphry (HUMPHRIES) GAFFNEY, .......[12.08 1st Dau: m. c1886 Joseph A. GAFFNEY]
     Ralph GAFFNEY, .....................................[Son of Euphry B. & Joseph A. GAFFNEY
     LIZZY (HUMPHRIES) SARRATT,
     W.H. HUMPHRIES,
     Macy (HUMPHRIES) SHUFORD,
     Joe HUMPHRIES,
     Alty (HUMPHRIES) HANE and
     Elly HUMPHRIES,
all of any land that lies west of the road leading from Gaffney S.C. to Rutherfordton N.C., its same to be divided in 12 lots and equally divided among the above names and to my son Bryan HUMPHRIES all of my land that lies between the Ellis Ferry Road and the Rutherfordton Road and that my land known as the "Parker" land be sold to pay my debts and if that is not sufficient - sell all of my land that lies East of the "Ellis Ferry Road"; and my saw mill, cotton gin, and other personnal property be sold and after paying all my just debts the remainder to be equally divided among all my legal heirs. And my will and meaning is, that this codicil be adjudged to be part of my late will and testament; and that all things interim mentioned and contained, to be fully and amply performed in every respect - as if the same were so delivered and __?__ in my said last will and testament.
Witness my hand and seal this 22, day of Jan, 1901.
T. HUMPHRIES ( X ) { SEAL }
                         His Mark
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared, by the said T. HUMPHRIES, as a codicil to his last will and testament, in the presence of us, and that we witnessed and signed the same in the presence of of each other, the subscribers.
Wit: G.A Ellis
Wit: ?
Wit: Wm Phillips
Fourth Generation! Thompson & 2nd Wife: 1.12.08 Sarah "Euphrey" B. HUMPHRIES; (1st d/o Thompson HUMPHRIES & 2nd Wife: Nancy M. BRYANT) (1Gs/o John & Mary (CLARY) HUMPHRIES) (2Gs/o William & Marianne (WALKER) HUMPHRIES) b. 24 Mar 1862, nr Gaffney, Spartanburg Dist., SC. d. __ ___ 1928, age 65yrs Buried: At age 24yrs on Mar 1886, she married in Gaffney, Spartanburg Co., SC. to 31 year old Joseph Alophus GAFFNEY; b. 20 Aug 1855, nr Gaffney, Spartanburg Co., SC. d. 21 Sep 1908, age 53yrs nr Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC. Buried: They had 6 Children born to this Union: 08.1 1st Dau: Cleo GAFFNEY, *1886- 08.2 2nd Dau: Hope GAFFNEY, *1888- m. William M. CARTER, 08.3 1st Son: Stuart GAFFNEY, *1890- m. Cynthia J. CLARK, 08.4 2nd Son: Virgil GAFFBEY, c1893-1894 a 1yr 08.5 3rd Son: Dwight M. GAFFNEY, c1895-1896 a 1yr 08.6 4th Son: Winefield GAFFNEY, *1899- m. Wife Unk., 1Son
  Possible Record Problem!
In [REF:#2BTW] listed only one child "Ralph GAFFNEY" No Dates!
Feliz Turner's GEDCOM, Oct 12, 1997. list:
Six Children with dates, No Marriages.
1.12.09 Elizabeth M. HUMPHRIES; (a.k.a. "Lizie, Lizzie") (2nd d/o Thompson HUMPHRIES & 2nd Wife: Nancy M. BRYANT) (1Gs/o John & Mary (CLARY) HUMPHRIES) (2Gs/o William & Marianne (WALKER) HUMPHRIES) b. 22 Feb 1864, nr Gaffney, Spartanburg Dist., SC. d. Unknown, Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) At age 21yrs she married on 17 Sep 1885, nr Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC. to 26 year old Milton Anthony SARRATT; (a.k.a. "Anonyhaw") (6th s/o James Madison SARRATT & Mother: Julia Ann LIPSCOMB) (1Gs/o Anthony,1 & Letetea (ELLIS) SARRATT) (2Gs/o John,2 & Nancy (MORGAN) SARRETT, ("The Loyalest") b. 10 Apr 1859, Gaffney, Spartanburg Dist., SC. d. 09 Sep 1938, age 79yrs, Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC. Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me) They had 7 Children born to this 1st Union: (Div bfr 1920) [SFA-662]
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See Biographical Profile: Milton A. SARRATT;
for Continuation.
1.12.13 Wade Hill HUMPHRIES; (3rd s/o Thompson HUMPHRIES & 2nd Wife: Nancy M. BRYANT) (1Gs/o John & Mary (CLARY) HUMPHRIES) (2Gs/o William & Marianne (WALKER) HUMPHRIES) b. 05 Jun. 1872 Spartanburg SC; d. 16 Apr. 1935, Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC; [See Headstone] Buried: Providence Bapt. Church Cemetery; Cherokee Co., SC. Where a headstone marks his grave. [REF:#67.1, Vol 2. pg58] At age 36yrs he married Sep 1908, Cherokee Co., SC to 26 year old Miss Mary "Beatrice" Elizabeth SARRATT; (a.k.a. "Beady") (1st d/o Samuel Quinn & Mary Hope "Polly" (PARKER) SARRATT) (1Gd/o Greenberry & Elizabeth C. (VINESETT) SARRATT) (2Gd/o Samuel,7 & "Peggy" P. (QUINN) SARRATT) (3Gd/o John,2 & Nancy (MORGAN) SARRETT, ("The Loyalest") b. 18 Jan 1882; Morgan Twp., Cherokee Co., SC.; d. 02 Nov 1966; at the age of 84 years; nr Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC. Buried Providence Church Cemetery, Cherokee, Co., SC.; Where a headstone marks her grave. [REF:#67.1, Vol 2. pg58] They had 5 Children born to this Union: 13.1 1st Dau: Mary J. HUMPHRIES, *1908-1990 a82y bd Providence Bapt Cem. 13.2 2nd Dau: Fay HUMPHRIES, c1914-1999 a85y m. c1939 W.D. GASTON, 1Ch. 13.3 3rd Dau: Elizabeth HUNPHRIES, c1918- m. Mr. HALL 13.4 1st Son: Wade E., HUMPHRIES, c of Detroit, MI. 13.5 4th Dau: Dorothy HUMPHRIES, c 13.6 5th Dau: Unknown HUMPHRIES, c m. Edward RITTER,
Spartanburg Herald 1938
WADE HUMPHRIES DIES AT GAFFNEY;

WADE HILL HUMPHRIES, 65 widely known as "Cherokee sweet Singer", died of a sudden heart attack this afternoon. He is survived by his wife MRS. BEATRICE SARRATT HUMPHRIES,
a son, WADE EVERETT of Detroit,
four daughters,
1. MRS. EDWARD RITTER,
2. MISSES MARY JULIA,
3. ELIZABETH and
4. DOROTHY HUMPHRIES,
a brother, E.W. of Hickory,
a sister,MRS. M.A. SARRATT and
a half brother, BRYAN HUMPHRIES.
1.12.14 William Joseph HUMPHRIES; (a.k.a. "Joe") (4th s/o Thompson HUMPHRIES & 2nd Wife: Nancy M. BRYANT) (1Gs/o John & Mary (CLARY) HUMPHRIES) (2Gs/o William & Marianne (WALKER) HUMPHRIES) b. 06 Mar. 1875 Spartanburg SC; d. 16 Apr. 1935, Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC; (Woodworker of the World "WOW") [See Headstone] Buried: Providence Bapt. Church Cemetery; Cherokee Co., SC. Where a headstone marks his grave. [REF:#67.1, Vol 2. pg58] At age 22yrs he married 1896, Cherokee Co., SC to 21 year old Miss Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth SARRATT; (1st d/o Samuel Quinn & Mary Hope "Polly" (PARKER) SARRATT) (1Gd/o Greenberry & Elizabeth C. (VINESETT) SARRATT) (2Gd/o Samuel,7 & "Peggy" P. (QUINN) SARRATT) (3Gd/o John,2 & Nancy (MORGAN) SARRETT, ("The Loyalest") b. 11 May 1874; Union Co., SC.; d. 26 Nov 1945; at the age of 71 years; nr Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC. Buried Providence Church Cemetery, Cherokee, Co., SC.; They lived in the Grassy Pond near SARRATT's creek, Cherokee Co., SC. They had 8 children born to this Union: [REF:#2BTW] [FG 671] 1.12.14.1 Dau: Alta Hope *1896-1951 a55y m. *1922 David D. WALKER, ?Ch. 1.12.14.2 Son: Victor Vernon *1897-1949 a52y m. c19?? Elsie BROWN, ?Ch 1.12.14.3 Son: Whitt Quincy *1898-1976 a77y m. Lillian M. SELLERS, <----my grandfather BTW 1.12.14.4 Dau: Rosa Minerva *1901-1988 a87y m. c1918 Wm. Joseph McCULLOUGH 2Ch. 1.12.14.5 Son: Royce Wm.(Buddy) *1903-1980 a77y m. c19?? Ella Mae SANDERS, ?Ch. 1.12.14.6 Dau: Amelia Beatrice *1905-1993 a88y Never Maried! 1.12.14.7 Dau: Margaret Elizab. *1910-1995 a85y m. c1938 Luther Wm. MITCHELL, 2Ch. 1.12.14.8 Dau: Mary Sarratt *1918-1981 a63y m. c1943 David D. WALKER, Div
  Note! [This info on my HUMPHRIES family was obtained by my cousins research years ago, family Bible records and cemetery records! Beth Lawrence, on Oct. 1996 [REF:#2BTW]
Providence Bapt. Church Cemetery, Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC
Joe W. HUMPHRIES,
age 61yrs
Mar 16, 1874 - Apr 16, 1935
(WOW)

(Need Headstone Photo)
Margaret (SARRATT) HUMPHRIES,
aged 72yrs
11 May 1873 - Dec 28, 1945
Wife of Joe W.

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