SPRING 2002

The Darlington Flag Newsletter

OBITUARIES FROM THE CHESTERFIELD ADVERTISER, 1927 - 1931, by James C. Pigg. As Chesterfield researchers know, genealogical research in this county can be difficult.  During General Sherman's visit to the area in 1865 the courthouse records burned.  Many researchers find various and sundry substitutes for these burned records.  One of the best methods is to use obituaries to look back in time.  Jim Pigg's latest volume is a continuation of his first volume of obituaries from the ADVERTISER. Each obituary contains information that enables researchers to ascertain facts concerning each person's life. One of the items of particular interest is the passing of each Confederate veteran.

July 11, 1929 issue, page 1, col. 4: Another of Chesterfield's grand old gentlemen who wore the grey [sic] has answered the final summons and joined the vast army on the other short. Mr. W.W. Davis of the Zoar section, answered the last "taps" and fell asleep...Tuesday evening. Eighty-two years of age...He enlisted in the Confederate army at the age of 16, was seriously wounded and captured....He was married three times and is survived by his present wife and the following children: Mr. J.J. Davis, Mrs. Minnie Mauldin, Mrs. W.R. Winfree, Mr. W.W. Davis, Mrs. A.G. Gardner, Mrs. Irene Miller, Mr. C.E. Davis, Mrs. Bessie Griggs, Mr. E.D. Davis, Mrs. Thurman B. Teal, Messrs. J. Colon Davis, Hoy W. Davis, and Leo F. Davis and a very extensive family connection.

As with all of Jim Pigg's books, this title opens additional avenues for research. 2002, 145 pages, soft cover, full name index,. Price-
$35.00 plus $4.00 shipping for first book and $1.50 for each additional book.   Order from:  Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, P.O. Box 175, Hartsville, SC  29551-0175. 

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