|Color Codes separate generations. Numbers show generations.|
|First Generation 1 – BLACK – (Sons/daughters of Isaac)||Sixth Generation 6 – BROWN|
|Second Generation 2 – RED||Seventh Generation 7 – GREY|
|Third Generation 3 – GREEN||Eighth Generation 8 – PURPLE|
|Fourth Generation 4 – ORANGE||Ninth Generation 9 – Olive|
|Fifth Generation 5 – BLUE||Tenth Generation 10 – PINK|
Mary Emma Gregory 5 (26 April 1881-10 September 1971), was the fourth child of Andrew and Caroline Gregory. In November 1897, she married Monroe (Krick) Horne (23 January 1878-10 September 1954), the brother of Wig Horne. They had nine children: Etha Alice; Ruby Caroline; Lucille Cynthia; Mary Genieve; Isma Catherine; Josephine Andrew; William Carl (Billy); Juanita Wilhemina; James Thomas.
Ruby Caroline Horne 6 (1902-1982), the second child of Mary Emma and Monroe Horne, married Bryant Lipscomb Mason (1900-1991). There were four children, William Earl and Linda Ann, Robert Harold, Bryant Lipscomb Jr.
Michele Dawn Bechtold 8 (1964), married first, Abraham Apodoca (1960). They had two children: Shawnte Marie Apodoca (1984); Crystal Apodoca (1986). Michelle married second Edward Madsen. Michele Dawn Bechtold married Salvador Garcia in 1990. They have no children.
Lucille Cynthia Horne 6 (1905-1972), the third child of Mary Emma and Monroe Horne, married George Huggin, (1907). They had three children: unnamed infant (1929-1929); George Huggin, Jr.; Charles Edwin Huggin.
Mary Genieve Horne 6 (1907), the fourth child of Mary Emma and Monroe Horne, married Hama Thornton Gheesling, (1906-1953). They had two children: Hama Thornton Gheesling, Jr. (1934); William Carl Gheesling.
William Carl (Billy) Horne 6 (1916-1935), the seventh child of Mary Emma and Monroe Horne, died of meningitis during his sophomore year at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. He was never married and is buried at Gilead Cemetery, Jonesville, Union County, South Carolina.
James Thomas Horne 6 (1922-1979), the nineth child of Mary Emma and Monroe Horne, married Betty Josephine Atwell (1927). They had three children: Mary Lynn Horne; James David Horne; Spencer Andrew Horne (1965).
States Joshua Gregory 5 (14 September 1885-25 September 1943), the fifth child of Andrew and Carolina Gregory, married Clara S. Worthy (6 June 1887-28 April 1943). They had seven children: Mae; Lola; Ralph Andrew; Faye Carol; Robert Columbus; Hazel Agnes; Roy Bomar.
Mae Gregory 6 (29 October 1908-20 August 1999), the first child of States and Clara Gregory, married John Homer Shipman (1904). She died on 20 August 1999, and is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, SC. They had three children: Ruby Allene; Mary Ruth; Betty Jean.
Naomi Gregory 3, is the fourth child of John Gregory. Leah Gregory, wife of Benjamin Franklin Gregory, states Naomi later marries a Jolly. This has not been proven at this time. Nancy Gregory is in the household of John Gregory. It is unlikely that John has remarried at this age but not impossible. It is more likely that Nancy is the daughter of Naomi. Naomi is listed as a Gregory. Nothing is said of Nancy.
Nancy Gregory 4 (1842), married Wright Hodge (1847). Wright descends from William and Margaret Hodge Sr., from Scotland. Mary Polly Hodge, the great-granddaughter of William marries William Mabry. His daughter Caroline marries Andrew Jackson Gregory. The children of Nancy and Wright Hodge are: Delia J. Hodge (1870); Celia A. Hodge (1872); M.B. Hodge (1874); Christopher Hodge (1879).
Isaac (Brushy Creek) Gregory 2 (ca. 1779-4 May 1851), second child of Jeremiah and Lettice, married Elizabeth Hawkins (?-1851), daughter of Isaac Hawkins. He and Elizabeth were the parents of at least four daughters and two sons: Martha; Lettice; George; Eliza Ann; Benjamin; and Phebe.
NOTE: Much of the information regarding this family was recorded in a book published in 1937 in Daviess County, Indiana. The book, Historical Sketch of the Gregory, Johnson, Vance and Steen Families-also of the Arthur Family, subtitled A History of the Centenniel (sic) Group, was the product of the Centennial Anniversary of the arrival in Indiana of these notable families. Little is said about their history in South Carolina.
Ostensibly, Isaac, Elizabeth and four of the six children (Martha and Benjamin remained in South Carolina) moved to Indiana, ca. 1837, to escape the cruelties of slavery. The book relates that he, like many other Southerners, found slavery abhorrent. Isaac must have thought better of his philosophy however, because, when he came back to South Carolina, he did own slaves again. In fact, there is no evidence of his having ever freed any of the slaves he owned before he left the area originally.
It is suspected that Isaac and Elizabeth came back to their home state, ca. 1848 (Union County Deed Book U14, p. 486), due to the death of their son, Benjamin. His death in 1847 left his children by his first wife orphaned, and his one child by his second wife underage and without a father. Two of Benjamin’s daughters were living with Isaac in 1850. Isaac died intestate. Two documents within his estate packet (Box 35, Package 31) indicate there was some friction in the settlement of his affairs. Transcripts of both documents follow. Note that, in the first document, it is stated that Isaac owned ten to twelve slaves.
A second pecularity is found in a deed recorded in Book V15, p. 309, Union County. This deed, executed 29 March 1851, transfers 100 acres to Eliza Ann Johnson. The deed is signed by Isaac and Elizabeth Gregory. Elizabeth, however, does not appear on the 1850 census with Isaac and she is not listed as an heir. Is it possible that she remained in Indiana past 1850, came back to Union County, and died between 29 March 1851 (the deed date) and 4 May 1851 (Isaac’s death date)?
State of South Carolina
To the Ordinary of the said District. The petition of Thos. B. Gregory of the State and District aforesaid would shew unto your Court Isaac Gregory (Brushy Creek), late of the District and State aforesaid, departed this life intestate on or about the 4th day of May inst. 1851, leaving his heirs and distributees the following named persons, to wit, his children: Patsey Savage, the wife of William S. Savage; George Gregory, residing in Indiana; Letty Vance, the wife of Cammel Vance; Eliza Ann Johnson, the wife of Stephen Johnson; and the children of a deceased son, Benjamin Gregory; and the children of a deceased daughter, Phebe Steen.
That, at the time of his death, he was possessed of a considerable personal estate consisting of ten or twelve slaves and other property of a value not exceeding ten thousand dollars. That William Savage and wife have expressed to your petitioner a desire that he should take out administration on the said estate.
Your petitioner therefore prays your Court to grant to him Letters of Administration under the usual terms and considerations, and is in duty bound he will ever pray.
Signed: T. B. Gregory
NOTE: T. B. was the brother of Isaac Filed 29 May 1851
Notation on back of document:
I hereby withdraw my petition for the administration of Isaac Gregory’s estate 16 June 1851.In the Court of Ordinary for Union District To B. Johnson, Esquire, Ordinary for Union District and State Of South Carolina.
The humble petition of the undersigned, William S. Savage, respectfully sheweth that Isaac Gregory, Sr., late of the District and State aforesaid, departed this life intestate about the fourth day of May A.D. 1851, siezed and possessed in his own right of considerable personal estate amounting in value, as your petitioner believes, to about ten thousand dollars. That the said intestate left at his death the following children and heirs at law, to wit: Martha Savage, wife of your petitioner; George Gregory, residing in Indiana; Letty Vance, wife of Campbell Vance, also residing in the state of Indiana; Eliza Ann Johnson, wife of Stephen Johnson, residing in Indiana, but temporarily in the District and State first above stated. Robert Gregory; Elizabeth McJunkin, Wife of John C. McJunkin, William Gregory, Jane Gregory and Polly Gregory, children of Benjamin Gregory, deceased. Isaac, Martha, Benjamin, Wates, Sarah and Letty Steen, residing in the state of Indiana, children of Phebe Steen formerly Phebe Gregory. That the estate of the said Isaac Gregory, deceased, remains unadministered upon and your petitioner is informed that the said Stephen Johnson, in right of his wife, has filed his petition in the court praying that letters of administration may be granted to him. Your petitioner, as desired and instructed by the other heirs at law of the said deceased, to enter his protest against the appointment of the said Stephen Johnson administrator of the said estate. Therefore, your petitioner, in right of his wife, the said Martha Savage and in right of and at the request of the other heirs at law residing in Union District and State of South Carolina, enters his solemn protest against the appointment of the said Stephen Johnson to the administership of the said estate and prays that a citation may issue from this Court giving the usual notice in such cases admonishing all kindred and creditors of said deceased to appear in this court one day certain therein to show cause, if any they can, why letters of administration on all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of the said Isaac Gregory, deceased, should not issue to your peti-tioner. And your petitioner will pray it.
Signed: William S. Savage
A confession found in Deed Book M, p. 131, and signed by Jesse Horton, also makes for interesting reading:
I do hereby freely and voluntarily acknowledge that the advertisement published by me in the S.C. State Gazette and Columbia Advertiser bearing date lst instant, offering a reward of $50 for the apprehension of the thief or thieves who (should/would) have stolen $110 from me in bills on the S.C. Bank near Spring Hill is entirely groundless as to Isaac Gregory, John Hawkins, Benjamin Hawkins, Ephriam Porter, Norton Chester and Robert Beatty, the person or parties accused in the above – named advertisement, as I have no right to believe they or any of them are the thief or thieves.
Given under my hand this 18th day of December 1813, in the presence of J. McKibbon, James Gage and John Gage, Sr. Recorded 7 March 1814.
A final tidbit from Isaac’s estate packet is a schedule of “advancement by Isaac Gregory, deceased, to his children made in his lifetime.”
To Lettice Vance……………………..$1261.90
To Stephen Johnson and wife…………… 1174.50
To Phebe Steen………………………. 1170.40
To Benjamin Gregory………………….. 1109.40
To William S. Savage and wife………….. 880.00
To George Gregory…………………….. 862.00
Martha (Patsy) Gregory 3 (3 August 1801 -26 December 1855), the first child of Isaac and Elizabeth Gregory, married William S. Savage (11 November 1784-30 April 1854), the son of John and Sarah Palmer Jolly Savage. The two remained in Union County. William left a will in which he stated that he wished to be buried two or three hundred yards south of his dwelling house in a spot that he had pointed out to his wife (the location of the Savage Cemetery); both William and his wife Martha are buried at the Savage Cemetery located off of the North side of Williford Rd (Rd 132) just before Berry Farm Rd (Rd 24) in the Santuc section of Union County, SC. He provided for his wife, Martha, and named the following children: John; Benjamin W.; Abram; Sarah W.; Caroline; Eliza A.; and Elizabeth R.
NOTE: Details of this will are in an account in the Union County Heritage, Union County, South Carolina, as stated by James E. Duckett, a descendant of Eliza Ann Savage Koon.
John Savage 4 (ca. 1823-?), the first child of William and Martha Patsy Savage, married Martha Savage, the daughter of John and Sarah Mitchell Savage, and moved to Limestone County, Texas. Their issue, as listed in the 1850 census: Sarah (ca. 1845); Winford (ca. 1847).
NOTE: For more information on Sarah W. Savage and Isaac D. Gregory and their descendants, refer to Chapter 7, Thomas Brandon Gregory
Caroline Savage 4 (ca. 1826-30 April 1897), the third child of William and Martha Patsy Savage, married George B. Koon (ca. 1822-?), the son of Henry and Sarah Souter Koon and brother of James Harrison Koon who married Eliza Savage, Caroline’s sister. Their issue, as listed in the 1850 census: Elizabeth (ca. 1849-9/12 months).
Benjamin W. Savage 4 (5 June 1828-28 November 1888), the fourth child of William and Martha Patsy Savage, married Jane Wishart. He is buried at the Savage Cemetery, Union County, SC. Benjamin and Jane had no children.
Eliza Ann Savage 4 (26 May 1830-6 March 1916), the sixth child of William S. and Martha Gregory Savage, married on 13 March 1851, James Harrison Koon (1817-27 September 1901), the son of Henry and Sarah Souter Koon. Eliza Ann is buried at Beulah Baptist Church, Union County, SC as E.A. Koon. Harrison is most likely buried there in an unmarked grave. They had seven children, all born in Union County, SC: Amanda (Mandy); Martin Gilliam; Charley James; Emma; John; Elvie; James David.
NOTE: The information on Amanda (Mandy) Koon and her family was obtained from the Spartanburg County, SC Cemetery Survey, Vol.3, published by Pinckney District Chapter of SCGS – 1996, Union County, SC Marriage Records, compiled by Tommy Vaughn and Michael Becknell (1995), and from the obituary of Bessie Gregory (Spartanburg Herald-Journal – 9 September 1968).
Amanda (Mandy) Koon 5 (1861-1928), the daughter of James Harrison and Eliza Ann Koon, was born in Union County, SC. She married on 22 May 1879, in Union County, SC. Heywood G. Gregory (18 September 1849-7 June 1916). Mandy, Heywood and three of their known children are buried in the Magnolia Cemetery, Spartanburg, SC. They had three known children: Bessie (1883-8 September 1968); Bee (10 January 1885-September 1903); and a son, Jesse (1895-1963).
Martin Gilliam Koon 5 (5 March 1866-12 January 1926), the son of James Harrison and Eliza Ann Savage Koon, married on 31 December 1868, Sarah (Sallie) W. Gregory, the daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah Jolly Gregory.
NOTE: See the Sarah W. (Sallie) Gregory family under Jeremiah D. Gregory for Martin and Sallie Koon’s descendants. (Edward and Nancy Gregory family).
Emma Koon 5 (1872-28 July 1952), the daughter of James Harrison and Eliza Ann Savage Koon, lived with her niece and nephew, Bessie and Jesse in Spartanburg, SC. She is buried in an unmarked grave in the Beulah Baptist Church, in Union County, SC. The obituary of 29 June 1952, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, list the following survivors: Nieces: Mrs F.L. Hatchett, Spartanburg; Mrs Talmadge Everett, Central, SC; Mrs Sarah Wilson and Mrs Drucie Wilson, both of Union, SC. Nephews; Grover Koon, Inman, SC; Jessie Gregory, Spartanburg, SC.
NOTE: The information on Elizabeth R. Savage was provided by Elizabeth Ray Ruff of Union, SC, with supplemental Turner information supplied by Robert E. Turner III, MD of Florence, SC. In addition, many of her descendants provided information on their respective lines.
Elizabeth Rebecca Savage 4 (18 July 1838-9 April 1903), the seventh child of William S. and Martha Patsy Savage, married Joseph Wiley Thompson Turner (1822-30 June 1862), the son of James E. Jr. and Elizabeth Turner. Thompson was born in Union County, SC. He was serving with the Co. A. 18th SC Volunteer Regiment when he was killed at Fraizer’s Farm, VA. Elizabeth Savage Turner is buried in Upper Fairforest Baptist church, along with other family members. Elizabeth was Thompson’s second wife. He was previously married to Susan Hughes, the daughter of Joseph E. and Rebecca Hughes. Thompson’s first wife, Susan, died. She and Thompson had no issue. Thompson Turner’s first cousin Mary Comer, the daughter of his Turner aunt who married Jason Comer, married C. Gerard Gregory, the son of Gerard and Freelove Gregory. Thompson and Elizabeth had four children: Martha Louise; Frances Ann, William Alexander; Mary Susan.
Martha Louise Turner 5 (30 December 1857-22 February 1910), the first child of Thompson and Elizabeth Turner, married on 4 September 1872, in Union County, SC, William Monroe Gallman (23 June 1853-17 September 1908), the son of Henry Thomas and Rapsey Elizabeth Smith Gallman. William and Martha Louise died in Union County, SC and are buried at New Hope Methodist Church, Union County, SC, along with their daughters, Bessie, Lizzie and Pearl. Their children, all born in Union County, SC: Oliver Thompson, Annie, Mahala, Lizzie (7 February 1880- 21 July 1886), Bessie B. (10 August 1882-20 April 1908), Lena Effie, Pearl (7 September 1891- 1 October 1894), Willie Maurice.
Oliver Thompson (O.T.) Gallman 6 (7 November 1875- 12 February 1934), the first child of William and Martha Gallman, was born in Union County, SC. He married Fannie Bell Solesbee (2 October 1876-5 June 1967). O.T. moved to Spartanburg, SC at the age of 19 and entered the retail business there. He later opened a wholesale grocery business which he operated for 25 years. Later, with his son, he opened a merchandise brokerage firm as O.T. Gallman and Son, which he operated until his death. O.T. entered the Spartanburg City politics in 1908 being elected alderman. He was in his fifth term as city commissioner and was mayor pro-term wheh he died. He also served one tern in the SC House of Representatives from Spartanburg County in 1918. O.T. and his wife Fannie are buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Spartanburg, SC. They had two children: Oliver Thompson Jr. and Martha.
Oliver Thompson Gallman, Jr. 7 (1899-25 July 1957), the first child of O.T. and Fannie Gallman, married Lucille Petty (1900-25 December 1989), the daughter of Eta C. Petty. He operated the O.T. Gallman and Son, merchandise brokerage firm in conjunction with his father and later was partner in the James Day and Co. at the time of his death. Lucille Gallman died from burns suffered in a fire in her apartment at the age of 89 at Humana Burn Center in Augusta, Ga. Oliver is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Spartanburg, SC. Lucille is buried at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, SC. They did not have any children.
Martha Gallman 7 (6 June 1901-15 March 1943), the second child of O.T. and Fannie Gallman, married R. H. Julian of Spartanburg, SC. She was a school teacher for several years in the Spartanburg City Schools. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Spartanburg, SC. They did not have any children.
NOTE: Additional information on Annie Gallman and her family was provided by Peggy and Roy L. Lee.
Annie Gallman 6 (17 July 1878-18 April 1913), the second child of William and Martha Gallman married Briant Barner Barthwell Barum Belue (12 March 1869-13 August 1949), the son of Thomas and Nancy Catherine Fincher Belue. Both are buried in the Upper Fairforest Baptist Church, Union County, SC. They had eight children, all born in Union County, SC: Pauline; Kenneth Roy; Vera; Gladys; Henry B; Athalee Virginia; Nina Effie; Colie Ann.
NOTE: For more information on Thomas Oscar Hill, Vera Belue and their family, go to Chapter 2, Thomas Oscar Hill.
Pauline Belue 7 (12 May 1893-15 January 1978), the first child of Briant Barner and Annie Gallman Belue, married Marshall Martin Byars (15 April 1883) on 15 September 1912, the son of Joseph Byars and Mary Wade of Wilksburg, South Carolina. Pauline died of Myastenia Gravis in the Chester Nursing Home, Chester, SC and is buried in Brushy Fork Baptist Church, Chester City, SC. Marshall died on 9 August 1931 of Bright’s disease and is buried in Brushy Fork Baptist Church, Chester City, SC. Pauline and Marshall had six children: Mary Annie Vernelle; Cathryn Louise; Marshall Martin Jr.; Martha Frances; Dorris Joe; Ralph Barner.
Mary Annie Vernelle Byars 8 (10 July 1913-10 March 1978), the first child of Pauline and Marshall Byars, was born in Union County, SC. Shae attended Locckhart High School, SC and graduated in 1931. She married Leon Wylie Lee (17 February 1913) on 23 December 1933 in Chester, SC, the son of Jason and Lillie Phillips Lee. Mary Annie died in Charlotte, SC and is buried in Chester Memorial Gardens, Chester, SC. Mary Annie and Leon had two children: Marion Earl; Roy Leon.
From conversation with Leon on 28 May 2000, Peggy Lee noted the following:
“Leon was in the Field Artillery division. He was drafted late in the war (WWII). He trained at Fort Bragg, NC, and left Seattle, WA on the USS Gage to travel to Saipan. Leon still remembers a band on the dock playing ‘Sentimental Journey’ as they left port for war, a song he felt then and now, was inappropriate!
While on the way, they learned of the end of the war. The division was subsequently assigned to duties on Saipan processing troops from the Pacific theater as they returned home from the war.
While station on Saipan, he and another buddy were travelling down the road leading up the large cliff where so many of the people from Saipan leapt to their deaths when the Japanase told them of the Allies’ coming to the island, and their imminent death at the hands of Allied soldiers. Leon saw 12 Japanese soldiers advancing down the road towards them. Leon stood in the middle of the road, and one of the Japanese soldiers handed him a white flag on a stick. Since neither Leon nor the Japanese could speak each other’s language, Leon instructed the soldiers to sit by the road. Soon a Navy officer came by on a jeep and noticed the situation. He went away and brought back an interpreter. Despite reassurances by the Americans that they would come to no harm, the Japanese soldiers refused all offers of cigarettes, candy, etc.
Leon returned to the United States on the vessel Marine Cardinal. The ship stopped near Pearl Harbor on its way home. Leon returned home after receiving his discharge papers from the Army at Fort Braggs. He was in the Army 18 months, 12 of which was spent on Saipan.”
Marion Earl Lee 9 (25 November 1934), the first child of Mary Annie and Leon Lee, was born in Chester County, SC. He married Barbara Jean Hurst on 19 December 1954 in Westside Baptist Church, Chester, SC. Barbara was born 23 April 1934 in Lancaster, SC. The couple had two children: Marion Earl Jr; Thomas Randall.
Marion Earl Lee, Jr.10 (21 January 1957), the first child of Marion Earl Jr. and Barbara Hurst Lee, was born in Chester County Hospital, Chester, SC. On 12 July 1980, he married Sherry Kay Engel, in the Lutheran Church of Foley, Alabama. Sherry was born 19 May 1957 in Mobile, Ala.
Thomas Randall Lee 10 (13 June 1958), the second child of Marion Earl Jr. and Barbara Hurst Lee, was born in Chester County Hospital, Chester, SC. He married first Shella Jo Allday (21 October 1962) on 24 July 1982. He married second Mignon Shephard (17 October 1955) on 23 February 2001 in Foley, Ala.
Roy Leon Lee (5 May 1936), the second child of Mary Annie and Leon Lee, was born in Chester County, SC. He married Peggy Joyce Hewitt (11 September 1939) in Parkway Baptist Church, Chester, SC on 27 October 1957. Peggy is the daughter of Percy and Myrtle Barber Hewitt. Peggy was born in Rock Hill, SC. Roy Leon was a 1954 Honor graduate of Chester High School. He worked from August 1954 to July 1999 for Springs Industries, Inc. Roy and Peggy had three children: Melinda Joyce; Crystal Anne; Gary Roy.
Crystal Anne Lee 10 (4 September 1962), the second child of Roy and Peggy Lee was born in Chester County Hospital, Chester, SC. She married William Douglas Williamson (5 March 1951) on 28 May 1983 in First Baptist Church, Fort Mill, SC. William was born in Rock Hill, SC.
Cathryn Louise Byars 8 (20 July 1917-27 October 2000), the second child of Pauline and Marshall Byars, was born in Chester County, SC. She married Thomas Scott Bagley (13 May 1914) on 15 March 1935, the son of Moffit and Lucille Bickey Bagley of Blackstock, SC. Thomas died 2 May 1986 in Chester, SC. Cathryn is buried in Chester Memorial Gardens in Chester, SC. Thomas and Cathryn had two children: Thomas Kenneth; Peggy Ann.
Thomas Kenneth Bagley 9 (11 June 1936), the first child of Thomas and Cathryn Bagley, was born in Chester, SC. He married Carolyn Elizabeth McSwain (8 September 1936) on 24 December 1956 in Westide Baptist Church, West Columbia, SC. Carolyn was born in Shelby, SC. The couple has two children: Thomas Kenneth Jr; Elizabeth Annette.
Thomas Kenneth Bagley, Jr. 10 (1 December 1957-19 December 1986), the first child of Thomas and Carolyn Bagley, was born in Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Florida. Thomas married Deborah E. Shuemaker (18 March 1959), on June 21 in First Southern Baptist Church, Dover, Delaware. Carolyn was born in Charleston, SC. Thomas died of cancer and is buried in Celestial Memorial Gardens, West Columbia, SC.
Elizabeth Annette Bagley 10 (20 December 1959), the second child of Thomas and Carolyn Bagley, was born in Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Florida. She married Robert Guy Patterson in May 1978, in Trinity Baptist Church, Cayce, SC. Robert was born on 12 April 1957 in Dover, Delaware.
Peggy Ann Bagley 9 (15 August 1945), the second child of Thomas and Cathryn Bagley, married Leonard Thomas Qwin on 18 July 1964 in West Columbia, SC. The couple has two children: Mylinda Joyce; Chris Thomas (7 August 1967).
Marshall Martin Byars, Jr. 8 (28 October 1918-15 March 1993) the third child of Pauline and Marshall Byars, was born in Chester County, SC. He married Annie Elizabeth Edge (10 May 1919) on 24 December 1937 in Chester Country, SC. Marshall worked for Canal Wood. Annie worked for Springs Industries, and was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church and its Videlis Sunday School class. She also taugh Sunday School at West Side Church. Annie died in Chester County Hospital. Marshall and Annie are buried in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester City, SC. They had one child: Barbara Ann.
Barbara Ann Byars 9 (1 January 1941), the child of Annie and Marshall Byars, Jr., married William Joseph Carter (13 March 1936) on 20 June 1959. The couple has two children: Marsha Anne; Cathy Vernelle.
Cathy Vernelle Carter 10 (3 July 1962), the second child of Barbara Anna and William Carter, married Steve McInstosh Pierce (21 September 1961) on 16 February 1985 in Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, SC.
Martha Frances Byars 8 (14 August 1921-31 January 1978), the fourth child of Pauline and Marshall Byars, was born in Chester County, SC. She married Major Coleman Crosby (28 April 1918), on 14 September 1940 in Lancaster, SC. He was the son of Major and Leila Worthy Crosby. Martha was a long-time associate with School Lunchroom Program for the Chester County Dept. of Education. Martha is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, SC. They had one child: David Byars.
David Byars Crosby 9 (22 September 1950), the child of Martha and Major Crosby, was born in Chester, SC. He married Sandra Ann Gregory (12 June 1952) in Parkway Baptist Church, Chester, SC. on 28 March 1971. Sandra is the daughter of William and Margie Johnson Gregory of Chester, SC. The couple has two children: David Michael (14 June 1973, Chester County, SC); Brian Gregory (11 July 1977, Chester County, SC)
Dorris Joe Byars 8 (13 May 1923), the fifth child of Pauline and Marshall Byars, was born in Chester County, SC. He married Mae Juanita Burrell on 18 August 1945 in Chester, SC. The couple had three children: Thomas Wayne (16 April 1948); James Marshall; Dorries Sue (26 October 1956).
James Marshall Byars 9 (2 September 1952), the second child of Mae and Dorris Byars, married Dinah Kay Rudd (26 October 1952) in Jacksonville, Florida on 8 July 1972. They have two children: Brian Chadwick; Elizabeth Carol (31 December 1985).
Brian Chadwick Byars 10 (1 January 1974), the first child of Dinah and James Byars, was born in Chester County Hospital, Chester, SC. Brian married first Kim Reagan and second Courtney Noell Satterfield on 10 August 1996, in the National Guard Armory, Fort Mill, SC.
Thomas Wayne Byars 9 (16 April 1948), the first child of Dorris and Mae Byars, married Janice Ann Rudder on 16 June 1973 in Westside Baptist Church. Janice was born 11 May 1952 in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Ralph Barner Byars 8 (28 January 1930-22 July 1996), the sixth child of Pauline and Marshall Byars, was born in Lockhart, SC. He married Ruby Wynona Stroud (18 February 1931) the daughter of James and Violet Quinton Stroud. Ralph was shop supervisor for Springs Industries Katherine Plant for 43 years. He was a graduate of Chester High School and a member of Parkway Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a US Navy veteran and served in the Korean conflict. Ralph died of liver cancer and is buried in Chester Memorial Gardens, Chester, SC. The couple had three children: Debra Wynona; Phyllis Ann; Martin Barner (27 July 1969).
Debra Wynona Byars 9 (22 November 1952), the first child of Ralph and Ruby Byars, married Harvey Hayes Morgan, Jr. on 29 November 1970 in Parkway Baptist Church, Chester, SC. Harvey, the son of Harvey Hayes and Rosa Schultz Morgan, was born on 24 June 1951. Debra and Harvey have three children: Harvey Hayes III (22 November 1971); Jonathan Bryan (24 October 1974, Rock Hill, SC); Ashley Quinton (10 August 1982, Charlotte, SC.)
Phyllis Ann Byars 9 (22 February 1957), the second child of Ralph and Ruby Byars, married Ralph Eugene Bunkley on 24 April 1976 in Parkway Baptist Church, Chester, SC. The couple has two children: Ryan Adam (12 April 1982, Charlotte, SC); Abby Rebecca (14 September 1984, Charlotte, SC).
Vera Belue 7 (25 December 1896-1 November 1975), the third child of Briant Barner and Annie Gallman Belue, married Thomas Oscar Hill (15 May 1892-5 March 1963). They are buried in the Fairforest Baptist Church, Union County, SC, along with their two infant children. They had six children (not listed in order of their birth): Clarice; Earl Belue; Reba May; Frank Oscar; Agnes; infant son (7 April 1929-7 April 1929).
Reba May Hill 8 (20 February 1920-21 February 1921), the third child of Thomas Oscar and Vera Hill, was born and died in Union, SC. She is buried in Upper Fairforest Baptist Church cemetery, Union, SC.
Frank Oscar Hill 8 (8 March 1923-18 June 2001), the fourth child of Thomas Oscar and was born in Lockhart, SC. He married Hope Byars. Frank died in Thompson Hospital, Union, SC. Frank was a member of First Baptist Church in Lockhart. He was a member and past president of the North American Game Breeders Association. He was an accomplished pilot and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association. He operated the canteen at Lockhart Mill for 18 years. He also operated the first hunting preserve in South Carolina, Pine Hill Hunting Preserve. He was a graduate of Union High School and was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Merchant Marine. Frank was a guest on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and appeared in the movie ‘Stoker Ace’. He was a self-proclaimed ‘Manure Man of South Carolina’. Frank and Hope had two children: Tony Frank; Martha.
Agnes Hill 8 (20 January 1927-14 June 1995), the fifth child of Thomas Oscar and was born in Lockhart, SC and died in Chester, SC. She married Hubert Procell (15 December 1916-10 January 1975). Agnes is buried in Upper Fairforest Baptist Church Cemetery, Union, SC.
Gladys Belue 7 (21 April 1901-9 April 1986), the fourth child of Briant Barner and Annie Belue, married Jesse Orr Hampton (9 July 1895-10 February 1970), the son of J.W. and Amanda Hope Hampton of Pacolet, SC. They lived in Lockhart, SC and died there. They are buried in Fairforest Baptist Church, Union County, SC. Their children: Ann; Charles O.
Henry B. Belue 7 (5 November 1905-1 November 1955), the fifth child of Briant Barner and Annie Belue, was born in Lockhart, SC. He married Bessie Henderson (1904). Hnery worked in the textile industry until he became ill. Henry died in the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Henry and Bessie had two children: Jean; Marcella.
Athalee Virginia Belue 7 (2/?/1908-5 May 2000), the sixth child of Briant Barner and Annie Belue, was born in Lockhardt, SC. She married Mack Plemmons (26 March 1903-8 November 1943), the son of Charles and Alice O’Dell Plemmons. Athalee Virginia died in York, SC. She and Mack are buried in Phillipi Baptist Church, Union County, SC. They had one child: Charles Belue Plemmons.
Charles Belue Plemmons 8, the only child of Mack and Athalee Viriginia Plemmons married Mae Frances Bailey of Chester County, SC. The couple had two daughters: Amy Plemmons (February 1963); Lisa Plemmons. Charles lived in York, SC (2000).
Nina Effie Belue 7 (21 February 1911-23 February 1913), the seventh child of Briant Barner and Annie Belue, died of pneumonia at the age of two, in Wilskburg, SC. She is buried in Brushy Fork Baptist Church, Chester County, SC.
Colie Ann Belue 7 (10 October 1912-2 March 1936), the eighth child of Barner and Annie Belue, married Carl R. Gibson. She died of complications of childbirth, and is buried in Fairforest Baptist Church, Union County, SC.
NOTE: Information on the descendants of Thomas Jefferson Hughes Smith, Jr. and Mahala Gallman Smith was extracted from the booklet titled ‘The Family of Thomas Jefferson Hughes Smith, Sr. and his wife Josephine Swann Smith’, compiled by Lorena Lambright of Union, SC. The information was used with her permission. The full maiden name of Mrs Smith was Susie Mary Jane Josephine Swann.
Mahala Gallman 6 (13 January 1878-31 July 1961), the third child of William and Martha Gallman, married Thomas Jefferson Hughes Smith, Jr. (11 January 1872-28 August 1943), the son of Thomas Jefferson Hughes and Josephine Swann Smith. Both Mahala and Thomas are buried in Fairforest Baptist Church, in Union County, SC. Thomas and Mahala had six children: Oliver Windell (30 January 1898-12 October 1898); Maurice (12 October 1901-11 June 1902); William Robah; an infant son (1 November 1907-2 November 1907); Frances Ione; Catherine Beaufort.
William Robah Smith 7 (12 May 1903-18 April 1981), the third child of Thomas and Mahala Smith, was born in Union County, SC. He married on 5 February 1927, Rebecca Constable. Rebecca died on 13 May 1988. William died on 18 April 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They had one child: William Richard.
William Richard Smith 7 (20 November 1934), the only child of William and Rebecca Smith, married on 21 June 1958, Sharon Elizabeth Law (12 May 1937). Sharon, the daughter of William John and Erva Willena Barrett Law, was born in Toronto, Canada. They have three children: Jeffrey Curtis; Kymberly Suzanne; Sandra Elizabeth.
Kymberly Suzanne Smith 8, (23 August 1963), the second child of William and Sharon Smith, was born in Toronto, Canada. She married on 10 March 1990, Jeffery Paul Godin. They have one child, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Brittany Suzanne (29 October 1990)
Frances Ione Smith8 (7 February 1909-27 September 1955), the fifth child of Thomas and Mahala Smith, was born in Union County, SC. She married on 13 March 1930, George Andrew Barfield, the son of Fred Lordrick and Lorena Thompson Hawkins Barfield. They had one child: George William (28 April 1933).
NOTE: See Robert Gregory chapter for additional information on the Fred and Lorena Barfield’s family.
Catherine Beaufort Smith7 (29 December 1912), the sixth child of Thomas and Mahala Smith,married on 21 December 1939, David Lee Hayes (1902-18 September 1985). David Lee died in Newberry, SC and he is buried in Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry SC. They had no children.
NOTE: See Robert Gregory Chapter under Mary Jane Jackson and James Lawrence Ray family for more information on the Ray family.