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From: Carol Ferrell <>
Subject: Re: SCNEWBER-D Digest V99 #9 RIVERS, SHEALY, FIKE, PRICE, SNELGROVE
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 13:39:35 -0400


Dear Bonnie,

The family bible of the son of James Robert RIVERS, David Aaron RIVERS, which I
viewed Sept. 13, 1981, states that David Aaron was born in Lexington, S.C. Feb 21,
1861. At that time, Minnie RIVERS had possession of it. It stated that David A.
married first Ella Jean SHEALY.
Children of this marriage:

TWINS.....James Horris b. 07/06/1884, Lexington, S.C.
..................Emanuel Forris b. 07/06/1884, Lexington, S.C.

TWINS....Lawrence Naved b. 05/06/1886, Newberry, S.C.
................Florence May b. 05/06/1886, Newberry, S.C.

Married 2nd. October 16, 1888, Laura Rodella SHEALY

Children of this marriage:

1) Lola Bell (female) b. 07/05/1889, Lexington, S.C.
2) Cora Lee (female) b. 12/30/1890, Lexington, S.C.
3) Alonzo Evans (male) b. 04/04/1894, Lexington, S.C.
4) Lessie Meeton (female) b. 01/04/1896, Lexington, S.C.
5) David Reedie (male) b. 04/22/1899, Newberry, S.C. (family called him Jake)
6) Henry Hurl (male) b. 10/10/1903, Newberry, S.C.
7) Ella Pearl (female) b. 02/10/1904, Newberry, S.C.
8) Minnie Estell (female) b. 01/21/1907, Newberry, S.C.

Minnie Rivers had posession of this bible until her death. The family said another
Rivers now has it, but until I get to Newberry, I won't know the details.

A newspaper article states: "Mrs. Laura Shealy RIVERS, 92, died late Monday night
at the Columbia Hospital. Born and reared in Lexington, she was the daugfhter of
the late Andrew and Tena Jackson SHEALY. For the past 59 years, Mrs. Rivers had
lived in Newberry. She was the oldest member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church and
was the widow of David Aaron Rivers.

Survivors include one son, Lonnie Rivers of Batesburg, one step-son, Lawrence Rivers
of Ninety Six; four daughters, Mrs. Lola Reeves and Mrs. Lessie Turner of Newberry,
Mrs. Ella Branahm of North Charleston and Miss Minnie Rivers of Newberry, and 28
grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Kenneth Hewitt.
Internment will be in Union Lutheran Church Cemetery."

I have a newspaper article about D.A. (David) Rivers. In part it states"One among
the first families to move into the village was the family of Mr. D.A. Rivers and
his father, Mr. J.R. Rivers. They lived on the hill in the last row of housed, and
in what is Rivers Street, named for the family. Mr. D.A. Rivers is still living at
the same place in the same house that he occupied the first day of September, 1902.
Mr. Rivers came to(spelled ot) Newberry from Lexington county in 1895, and lived in
O'Neal street until he moved to Rivers streen at Mellohon, where he now lives."
It does on about his never having worked in the mill, but running an ice business
with 3 trucks, and a transfer business. It then states "Mr. Rivers is a grandson of
Mr. David Fike, who lived down in the Cedar Grove section of Lexington County, and
who was a Lutheran and pioneer settler of that section of the State. Mr. Rivers is
a Lutheran and belongs to the Henkelite division of what Mr. Rivers insists is his
branch of the church." Nothing more of significance is stated. He is running for
some political office.
The family bible of My g-grandfather, Sidney Lawson PRICE states that Vina Salome
RIVERS b. 04/03/1881, Lexington Co, S.C. and married 11/13/1898 in Newberry, S.C. by
Rev. Geo. A? Wright. Father of Vina Salome RIVERS was listed as James Robert
RIVERS, b. 03/11/1835, Columbia, S.C. d. 08/25/1912 in Newberry, S.C. Mother of
Vina Salome RIVERS listed as Sibby Elizabeth FIKES, b. 03/18/1843 in Lexington Co.,
S.C. d. 06/18/1916 in Columbia, S.C.
Sidney Lawson PRICE b. 10/23/1876 Lexington Co., S.C. d. 12/05/1922 in Gastonia,
N.C. Father was John Caldwell Calhoun PRICE b. July, 1853 in Lexington Co., S.C. d.
January 9, 1923 in Columbia, S.C. Mother of Sidney, Nancy Christina SNELGROVE, b.
10/17/1853 in Edgefield Co., S.C. d. Nov. 12, 1926 in Chester Co., Great Falls, S.C.

My great grandfather, Sidney Lawson PRICE and my great grandmother Vina Salome
RIVERS, are buried about 4 blocks from my house. Sidney Lawson PRICE was seriously
injured in a machine accident at the Firestone Plant. He was brought home and died
the next morning (as told by his daughters).

I have the death certificate of Nancy Christina SNELGROVE PRICE. It states her
birthday of Oct. 17, 1853 and death as Nov. 12, 1926. Her father is listed as
"Snelgrove" who was born in S.C. and her mother's maiden name as "Crout" who was
born in S.C. The information was given by my gr.gr. aunt, Oral Lee Price Darby. At
my family reunion in Newberry, the year before Ora Lee's death, I talked to her for
some time and she gave me a few pictures, along with their identity. There were
many more that she could not part with. She died the next year, and I do not know
what happened to the pictures she could not part with.

I have the death certifIcate of John Caldwell Calhoun PRICE. It does not give a
date of birth. Date of death was 01/09/1923. His death was in Columbia in Richland
County. Occupation was a carpenter. Father listed as John Price, born in S.C.
Mother listed as a "Miss Lounze (or Lounge) born in S.C. Death Certif. information
was by C.O. Price of Columbia.

I would love to look for obituaries, but I have not gotten around to it. I have
generally copied miscellaneous deeds, etc, but have not actually worked them. I
have the listing of the PRICE children on the bible, if anyone is interested. I
also have locations on a number of gravestones, a picture of the DAVID FIKES
homestead along with stones of David and the LYBRANDS, if anyone is interested.
Naturally, I have the book on the Cedar Grove Church and the Journal of Rev. Godfrey
Dreher (I lost mine, and had to buy another).

This is getting too long. Some of you may find it useful, at least solid
information. I hope it gets to everyone. I am still lousy at E-Mail.

Carol Ferrell

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> SCNEWBER-D Digest Volume 99 : Issue 9
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> Today's Topics:
> #1 [SCNEWBER] Clary ["Charles Glaser" <]
> #2 [SCNEWBER] Rivers family of Lexing []
> #3 [SCNEWBER] Bates-Collins Family in ["Brenda Kipper" <]
> #4 [SCNEWBER] Hutchison [Susan Johanson <]
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> Subject: [SCNEWBER] Clary
> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 16:01:31 GMT
> From: "Charles Glaser" <>
> To:
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> I would appreciate any information on;
>
> Mary C. CLARY
>
> Great-Great-Great Grandparents of Charles G. Glaser
> - -----------------------------------------------------
> David Shockley born Dec. 9, 1790 in Anderson Co. SC
> died in IL Oct 6, 1862
> married in SC Feb 14, 1821 to
> Mary C. Clary born Aug 6, 1800 in Newberry Co. SC
> died Oct 12, 1843 in Gallatin Co, IL
>
> Mariah Shockley born Oct 8, 1822 in Anderson Co. SC
> died Sept 1, 1887 in Saline Co. IL
>
> Curtis M. Shockley born Nov 28, 1827 in SC
> died Dec 12, 1862 in Saline Co. IL
> Sarah F. Shockley born May 18, 1831 in SC
> died Oct 16, 1850 in Saline Co. IL
> Delilah Shockley born June 30, 1837 in Gallatin Co. IL
>
> Thank You,
> Charles Glaser
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> Subject: [SCNEWBER] Rivers family of Lexington / Newberry / Richland
> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 12:47:13 EDT
> From:
> To:
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> Below is the family of James Robert Rivers. It is generally said he was born
> in Lexington SC; however, in one census he did give Richland Co. as his birth
> place. If anyone has more about the Rivers, Fike(s) or Crout families, I'd be
> happy to trade data. Below the family data is a collection of Rivers men of
> the era. I wish I knew more about them.
> Thank you,
> Bonnie Butler
> (permanent email forwarding)
>
> Descendants of James Robert Rivers
>
> 1 James Robert Rivers b: Mar 11, 1835 Richland Co. or Lexington Co.,
> SC d: Aug 25, 1912 _, Newberry, SC
> . +Sybil Elizabeth "Sibbie" Fike b: Mar 18, 1843 _, Lexington, SC
> d: Aug 25, 1912 _, Newberry, SC Father: David Fikes Mother: Mary Crout
> .... 2 Mary B. Rivers b: 1859 d: Aft. 1880
> .... 2 Salomi Rivers d: Aft. 1880
> .... 2 David Aaron "Dave" Rivers b: Feb 23, 1861 _, Lexington, SC
> d: Jul 30, 1938 Mollohon Mill, Newberry, Newberry, SC Burial: Union Luth,
> near Delmar, Newberry, SC, Rev. J. B. Harmon assisted by Rev. Miles Cullum,
> officiating.
> ....... +Ella Jane "Janie" Shealy b: 1858 <, Lexington, SC> m: ca
> 1883 d: ca 1886 <, Newberry, SC> Father: Emanuel Shealy, Sr. Mother:
> Rebecca Price
> .... *2nd Wife of David Aaron "Dave" Rivers:
> ....... +Laura Rodella "Laurie" Shealy b: Feb 10, 1869 _, Lexington, SC
> m: ca 1888 d: Apr 24, 1961 Columbia, Richland, SC Burial: Union Luth, near
> Delmar, Newberry, SC. Funeral at McSwain Funeral Home by Rev. Kenneth Hewitt.
> Father: Emanuel Shealy, Sr. Mother: Eve A. Jackson
> .... 2 Cora Rivers b: ca 1866 d: Aft. 1880
> .... 2 Rebecca Rivers b: ca 1868 d: Aft. 1880
> .... 2 Ina Rivers b: ca 1871 d: Aft. 1880
> .... 2 Henry Rivers b: ca 1873 d: Aft. 1880
> .... 2 Rebie Rivers b: ca 1875 d: Aft. 1880
> .... 2 Melviedie Rivers b: ca 1877 d: Aft. 1880
> .... 2 Ezra Thomas Rivers b: ca 1879 d: Aft. 1916
> ....... +Amanda _ d: Aft. 1916
>
> 1790 John Rivers, Sr. Edgefield Co., p. 61 01 03 01 00 00
> 1790 John Rivers, Jr. Edgefield Co., p. 61 01 00 00 00 00
> 1790 Jones Rivers Edgefield Co., p. 62 02 02 04 00 00
> 1800 Thomas Rivis Lexington, p. 267 20110-0111021
> 1810 CPT Thomas Rivers Lexington, p. 64
> 1820 Vann Rivers Richland Dist., p. 90 000101-00100
> 1830 Green Rivers [actually is Rives] Richland D., p. 414
> 1830 Peter Rivers Sumter Dist., p. 122
> 1830 Thomas Rivers Lexington, p. 343
> 1840 E. W. P. Rivers Sumter D., p. 15
> 1840 Reuben Rivers Orange Parish, Orangeburg D., p. 298
> 1843 E. W. P. Rivers Sumter D.
> 1843 Reuben Rivers Orange Parish, Orangeburg D.
> 1850 E. W. P. Rivers Sumter D., p. 359
> 1850 Frances J. Rivers Sumter D., p. 353
> 1850 P. G. P. Rivers Four Hole Swamp, Orangeburg D., p. 280
> 1850 Robert Rivers Lexington D., p. 341
> 1860 J. R. Rivers Rocky Well PO, Lexington, p. 411
> 1860 William J. Rivers Columbia, Richland Slave Schedule, p. 106
> 1880 Robert Rivers Hollow Creek, Lexington
> - --------------------------------
> Rivers in SC in War of 1812:
> GEORGE W. RIVERS HOWARD'S DETACHMENT, SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA.
> GRACIA M. RIVERS 3 REG'T (RUTLEDGE'S) SOUTH CAROLINA STATE TROOPS
> I E. RIVERS 3 REG'T (RUTLEDGE'S) SOUTH CAROLINA STATE TROOPS.
> JOSEPH RIVERS HOWARD'S DETACHMENT, SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA.
> ROWLINS RIVERS HOWARD'S DETACHMENT, SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA.
> (No Thomas Rivers were listed for SC.)
>
> (Suspect that 3 REG'T (RUTLEDGE'S) SOUTH CAROLINA STATE TROOPS is a Lexington
> area unit, as George Fikes was in the same.)
>
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> Subject: [SCNEWBER] Bates-Collins Family in Newberry
> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 14:28:36 EDT
> From: "Brenda Kipper" <>
> To:
>
> Looking for information on William Henry Bates m. Mary Bates, daughter
> Althea b. 1884. Althea married Luther Hamilton Collins. He taught shop at
> Newberry College at the turn of the century. Would appreciate any
> information.
>
> Thanks
>
> Brenda
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> Subject: [SCNEWBER] Hutchison
> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 19:30:15 -0400
> From: Susan Johanson <>
> To:
>
> My ancestor John Hutchison was born c 1770. He was in Fairfield County by
> 1800. In the 1850 census, his daughter, Mary states that she was born in
> Newberry Co. in c1796. Here is John Hutchison's descendent tree with my direct
>
> line marked by an asterisks. Most of the dates are estimates.
>
> Descendants of John Hutchison*
>
> 1 John Hutchison* b: Abt. 1770 in Maybe SC
> 2 John Jr. Hutchison b: Abt. 1800 in SC
> ... 3 John P. Hutchison b: Abt. 1825 in SC
> ... 3 Robert O. Hutchison b: Abt. 1830 in SC
> ... 3 Thomas C. Hutchison b: Abt. 1834 in SC
> ... 3 William B. Hutchison b: 1836 in SC
> ... 3 Jonathan P. Hutchison b: 1838 in SC
> ... 3 James S. Hutchison b: Abt. 1840 in SC
> ... 3 Mary E. Hutchison b: Bet. 1830 - 1845 in SC
> 2 Elizabeth Hutchison* b: 1793 in SC
> .... +William Miles Jr. Nevitt* src: Nevitt Family papers b: July 06, 1784 in
> MD
> ... 3 Mary Ellen Nevitt b: 1815 in Fairfield Co., SC
> ....... +Reuben Williamson b: Abt. 1810
> ... 3 John Benjamin Nevitt b: Abt. 1818 in Fairfield Co., SC
> ....... +Elizabeth Newton b: Bet. 1813 - 1825
> ... 3 Elizabeth Frances Nevitt b: 1820 in Fairfield Co., SC
> ... 3 William Miles III Nevitt b: 1822 in Fairfield Co., SC
> ....... +Nancy Smith b: Bet. 1813 - 1825
> ... 3 Priscilla Nevitt b: 1827 in SC
> ... 3 Martha Jane Nevitt* b: March 31, 1828 in South Carolina
> ....... +John Baylis Jr. Clarke* src: Clark Family Bible b: 1824 in Anderson
> Dist. SC
> ... 3 Nancy Nevitt b: 1829 in Fairfield Co., SC
> ....... +Samuel Smith b: 1825 in SC
> ... 3 Jemima Lovejoy Nevitt b: 1832 in Anderson Co., SC
> ... 3 Robert Cornelius Nevitt b: 1836 in Anderson Co., SC
> ... 3 Emaline Hutchinson Nevitt* b: 1830
> ....... +David Crosby* b: July 12, 1827 in Fairfield Co, South Carolina
> 2 Nancy Hutchison b: Abt. 1795
> .... +Unknown Gordon b: Abt. 1795
> 2 Mary Hutchison b: Abt. 1796 in Newberry Co, SC
> .... +Cornelius Quincy Nevitt src: Alice Mason's Web site b: 1788 in Fairfield
>
> Co,
> ... 3 Frances Nevitt b: 1822 in SC
> ....... +Stephen Jr. Crosby b: August 01, 1812 in SC
> ... 3 Precious Ann Nevitt b: October 30, 1823 in SC
> ....... +Francis H. Ederington b: Bet. 1820 - 1830
> ... 3 Caroline Nevitt b: 1826 in Fairfield Co, SC
> ... 3 Cornelius Nevitt src: Descendants of Richard Nevitt by Vicki Connor b:
> 1828
> ....... +Christian M. Arick b: Bet. 1828 - 1835
> ... *2nd Wife of Cornelius Nevitt:
> ....... +Elizabeth Smith b: 1830 in SC
> ... 3 Brooks Parmella Nevitt b: December 11, 1830 in Shelton, NC
> ....... +Perry D. Moore b: Bet. 1825 - 1830 in Buffalo Mills, NC
> ... *2nd Husband of Brooks Parmella Nevitt:
> ....... +Lawson Withers b: Unknown
> ... *3rd Husband of Brooks Parmella Nevitt:
> ....... +Oliver Waters b: Unknown
> ... 3 Joseph K. Nevitt b: 1831
> ....... +Elizabeth Margaret Crosby b: 1837
> ... 3 John M.Jack Nevitt b: 1833
> ... 3 Cornelia B. Nevitt b: 1835
> ... 3 Laura P. Nevitt b: 1840
> ....... +Unknown Waters b: Abt. 1840
> ... *2nd Husband of Laura P. Nevitt:
> ....... +William McWhorter b: Abt. 1840
> 2 Frances Hutchison b: Abt. 1802
> .... +Unknown Haynie b: Abt. 1800
>
> I know that there were Hutchisons in Newberry, and the fact that Mary Hutchison
> states that she was born there makes me wonder if my John Hutchison is related
> to the Hutchisons in Newberry. I don't know anything about his ancestry or
> wife. If anybody has any clues for me about this John Hutchison, I would love
> to hear from them. I would appreciate any help that I could get on this brick
> wall of mine.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Susan
>
> --
> Susan C. Johanson
> Springfield, VA
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