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A portrait of Joe A Counts and his wife Emma (Rivers) Counts.
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Joe Allen Counts Sr.
Denmark, SC, United States
A photo of Raleigh and Selena "Lena" Johnson
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A photo of Ethel Searson, W B Searson, Capers Saterlee, and Bagot Searson
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Capers Satterlee
Oct 13, 1899 - November 1978
Spartanburg, SC
A photo of Jeffery G. Montgomery (1898 -- 1975), seated with cousin, Lee Tharp Greer "call me Tharp" (1897 -- 1979). Cousins prepare for World War One. Greer on the left and Montgomery on the right. Both men served in the United States Marine Corps but the war ended before they could finish training at Parris Island. Both were from Tennessee. https://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15138coll29/id/1002/rec/3
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Lee Tharp Greer
1897 - 1979
A photo of Mary Immogene (Asbury) Turner with 5 children: In order starting top left Hayden Scott Turner, Beverly (Turner) Williams,Janice Christine Turner, Gary Alexander Turner, Steven Turner and Mary Immogen (Asbury)Turner.
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Hayden Scott Turner
Apr 30, 1957 - Apr 4, 2009
Titusville, FL
A photo of Terry Baker. Terry was only 4 when he sadly perished in a local hospital due to a heart operation on May 5, 1966.
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Terry Lynn Baker
Dec 26, 1961 - May 6, 1966
A photo of the Clinkscales family - Abbeville, South Carolina. Must have been a family reunion -- the photo on the porch post is of a son who was killed during the Civil,War.
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William Berry "Berry" Clinkscales
Dec 25, 1813 - Jun 19, 1874
A photo of Carroll H Ellis, burial place when the time comes
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Carroll H Ellis
Born: Nov 13, 1926
Newberry, SC, United States
A picture of my aunt Beatrice Louise (Martin) Ketterman. She was known as "Bea" or "Aunt Bea" (August 9, 1923 - May 8, 2012)
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Beatrice Louise (Martin) Ketterman
Aug 9, 1923 - May 8, 2012
A picture of my uncle Walter Ketterman in Union, SC, circa 1990.
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A photo of John M Barber
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John M Barber
Nov 29, 1904 - Aug 16, 1994
Sigrid Hartvigsdatter Lunde, born at Senja in Troms county of Norway january the 5. 1883. This photo is taken in the early 1900, possibly in the US. Sigrid loved traveling and traveled first to Jamaica and then to Charleston, but went back to Norway where she married Erik Andersson Brenden.
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A photo of Seymour B. Pierce (1901-1983), taken about 1915 from a post card. Born 25 Mar 1901 son of Mial David Pierce and Katherine B Town(e) in Rutland, VT, and died Aug 1983 in Syracuse, NY. On the back is written: Cadet S. Pierce Porter Military Episcopal Academy Charleston S. C. Seymour Pierce Kate's son He served in the US Navy.
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Seymour B. Pierce
Mar 25, 1901 - August 1983
A photo of an unknown man. This was found in my grandmother's belongings in Charleston, SC. Could be Mellard, Walters
A photo of an unknown boy. This was found in my grandmother's stuff in Charleston, SC. Could be Mellard, Arrington, Walters
An oval portrait of an unknown lady, perhaps related to the Grist Tate, or Crosland family.
A photo of Nannie (Grist) Crosland, maybe taken before her wedding in 1907.
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George Flagg (1741-1824) is my g.g.g.g. grandfather. He was the last of The Sons of Liberty to die (1824). He had initiated that group during the American Revolution in Charleston, South Carolina.
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George Flagg
1741 - 1824
A photo of Albert James Thayer (1935 - 2004), Dad, enjoying the beach, sun and his family during his final days.
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Albert James Thayer
Dec 9, 1935 - Mar 26, 2004
Raeford, NC
A photo of George Washington Willis and Marcella Gibson Willis
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A photo of Lena Finley of Charleston, SC. Photo in family album inherited by my husband. The other Finley in this album is Helen Finley also of Charleston, SC.
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A photo of William T Klumpers Taken a few days before his death on 10/21/41.
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William T Klumpers
May 29, 1916 - Oct 21, 1941
New York, United States
A photo of Earl Hansbourgh Robinson married to Virginia Walker Robinson with children Earl Bradford Robinson and sister Catherine (kitty) - taken at Parris Island S.C. USMC base
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John Jeremiah Stokes was about 65 years old when this was painted, probably in Greenville County, South Carolina.
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Willis Benson was born 27th December 1777 in Carolina County, Virginia, and died 22 February 1865 in Greenville County, South Carolina
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Williss Benson
Dec 27, 1777 - Feb 22, 1865
Frances Benson, born 6 May 1800 and died 10 Feb 1874, was the wife of Williss Benson (1777-1865). They had 6 children, John Wickliffe, James, Willis Key, Ellen Frances, Elizabeth, and Mary Foister.
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Frances Edward (Stokes) Benson
May 6, 1800 - Feb 10, 1874
A photo of the James and Elisabeth Howard Family, Glassy Mountain, SC
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James Francis Howard
1889 - April 1967
Greenville, SC, United States
A photo of Gilbert Joseph Heroux 1966 Parris Island, SC, USA. USMC Boot Camp.
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Gilbert Joseph Heroux
Born: May 18, 1947
Panama City, FL, United States
A photo of Flora Wilderson (born 1860) on Johns Island, South Carolina ...Man if looks could kill...lol My GG Grandmother.
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Flora Wilkerson
Born: 1860
A photo of My daddy Jesse B Marshall Jr. This photo was taken on Thanksgiving night after 27 years of not seeing my dad
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A photo of King Adams, Mamie Mangum Adams, and G grandmother Alice Bernice Adams. King Adams is one of the many Adams in my line of Florence, SC. He is my gg grandfather. Look at my other photos if you can. Thank you..help is needed
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King Junious Adams
Oct 20, 1885 - around Jan 28, 1961
I believe this lady is a part of my Adams line of Florence, SC. The family consists of my gg uncles Adger Loyd Adams, James Conrad, Rosa Lee, Leitha (Letha) Florence Alberta (She married a "Mixon), and my gg grandfather King Junious Adams. There parents are, obviously, my ggg grandparents---Samuel J. Adams and Carolyn E. King. These, in a set, were found in my g grandmother's closet after my step-grandfather passed away. Nearly every is unidentifiable. If anyone can help me please contact me. I'm the last of my bloodline who might possibly have these photos. I don't know if any other offspring knows or cares. I can't find any help on [external link]. Any photos put up are due to my efforts. Again, if you can help me in anyway I'd be in your debt. Email me and I'll give you all the info needed.
I believe this man is part of my Adams line of Florence, SC. The family consists of my gg uncles Adger Loyd Adams, James Conrad, Rosa Lee, Leitha (Letha) Florence Alberta (She married a "Mixon), and my gg grandfather King Junious Adams. There parents are, obviously, my ggg grandparents---Samuel J. Adams and Carolyn E. King. These, in a set, were found in my g grandmother's closet after my step-grandfather passed away. Nearly every is unidentifiable. If anyone can help me please contact me. I'm the last of my bloodline who might possibly have these photos. I don't know if any other offspring knows or cares. I can't find any help on [external link]. Any photos put up are due to my efforts. Again, if you can help me in anyway I'd be in your debt. Email me and I'll give you all the info needed.
I believe these two people are part of my Adams line of Florence, SC. The family consists of my gg uncles Adger Loyd Adams, James Conrad, Rosa Lee, Leitha (Letha) Florence Alberta (She married a "Mixon), and my gg grandfather King Junious Adams. There parents are, obviously, my ggg grandparents---Samuel J. Adams and Carolyn E. King. These, in a set, were found in my g grandmother's closet after my step-grandfather passed away. Nearly every is unidentifiable. If anyone can help me please contact me. I'm the last of my bloodline who might possibly have these photos. I don't know if any other offspring knows or cares. I can't find any help on ancestory.com. Any photos put up are due to my efforts. Again, if you can help me in anyway I'd be in your debt. Email me and I'll give you all the info needed.
This lady is my great-grandmother, who lived in York County, SC. The photo is a tintype. She is holding her cellphone!
A photo of Gordon Van Kleeck
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Gordon Van Kleeck
Jan 27, 1894 - Oct 7, 1977
Kingston, NY, USA
A photo of Michelle v. (Burgess) Markowicz, Kelly Needham, Keith Burgess Sr. and family
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Michelle V Varaine
Born: Jul 18, 1942
Fredericksburg, VA, United States
Family traditions say Laura's mother was full Native American. Laura's granddaughter insists it is a Sioux bloodline. Another grandson insists it is Cherokee. With the help of a handwritten document from, a family member approximately in 1976, as well as a few members of Ancestry.com, I have found Laura's mother to be Lydia Powell. Laura was born abt. 1868. There hasn't been any records found within any tribe in the Carolinas prior to this date. The surname, Reeves, is Laura's maiden name as well. Bill and Laura are cousins.
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