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DANIEL ELLIOTT RICH (1796 - 1886)

AND HIS DESCENDENTS

The following information was compiled from Census records, family records, gravestones and other sources by descendent Delores Hall Thompson. Additions and corrections are encouraged. Address to 109 Archers Lane, Columbia, SC 29212-1601 or e-mail: thompson_c_d@msn.com

 

Contents:

Foreword

Part One--Daniel Elliott Rich

Part Two--Descendents of Daniel Elliott Rich

Part Three--Ancestors of Daniel Elliott Rich

Part Four--Another Stephen Rich of Appling County GA

 

 

 

FOREWORD

By the time Emanuel County GA was formed in 1812 members of this Rich family had already established homesteads in the area. The Hall Cemetery near Modoc is believed to have been the family burial ground. The old section near the main gate has dozens of graves which are unmarked and probably date to the first half of the 19th century. Early county records show a number of apparent family members. A few remained; others moved on. Some are known to have settled in Decatur County GA.

Daniel Elliott Rich was a pioneer resident of Emanuel County and established a homeplace near present day Modoc. Many of his children and their descendents remained in the county and intermarried with other local families. A large number of them are documented in the following pages.

 

PART ONE--DANIEL ELLIOTT RICH

 

Daniel Elliot Rich was born about 1796 in Georgia, according to the Census. Just prior to 1820 he married Eunicy Johns, who was born about the same time as Daniel and died before 1870. A post-1900 entry in a family Bible lists Enoch Johns as her father.

During his lifetime, Daniel Rich acquired considerable acreage along the tributary’s of the Canoochee River near Modoc. His homeplace is believed to have been the log cabin which remained well into the 1950s on Erlich place across from David Rotan’s house on Erlich Road. According to the 1850 to 1880 Census', Daniel Rich's occupation was listed respectively as mechanic, blacksmith, works farm and farming.

Daniel Rich died in 1888 in Emanuel County GA. An inventory of his estate is filed in Emanuel County. Henry H. Hall (his son-in-law) served as administrator.

This couple are buried beside each other in the Hall Cemetery near Modoc (Emanuel) GA. The gravestones are barely legible but the names can be read.

Children of Daniel Elliot Rich and Eunicy Johns:

01 Joseph A. "Joab" Rich, born 25 August 1822

02 Martha Rich, born 1830

03 Sarah Rich, born 24 July 1827

04 Demaris Rich, born 20 May 1829

05 Stephen Emanuel Rich, born 29 Sep 1831

06 Elizabeth Rich, born 1834

07 William J. Rich, born 29 Sep 1836

08 Delilah Rich, born 1838

09 Martin Van Rich, born 1 Jan 1841

10 Andrew J. Rich, born 25 Jan 1845

Source for children not in Census: Deed given by Daniel E. Rich and recorded on 1 May 1871 ...my four daughters viz Demoras Boatright, Martha Stroud, Sarah Hall, Delilah Hays....[ Emanuel County GA Deeds and Mortgages, Book AA, 1869 - 1882, pages 186 & 187].

 

 

PART TWO: DESCENDENTS OF DANIEL ELLIOT RICH

 

01. JOSEPH ABRAHAM RICH (1822 - 1895)

Joseph Abraham "Joab" Rich was born around 1822 in Emanuel Co GA to Daniel E. Rich and Eunicy Johns and died 20 Apr 1895. He married three times. His first wife was Kisiah Parrott whom he married in Emanuel Co GA on 7 Nov 1841. She apparently died before 1850 because Joab Rich is enumerated with his parents as are his four young children.

On 15 Dec 1850 he married Latha A. Davis in Emanuel Co GA. She was a daughter of Louis Davis.

Malatha Rich died before 1865 and Joseph A. Rich married Frances D. (Flanders) Kea, widow of Warren Kea and mother of William C. (Bill) Kea. Francis D. Rich was born 16 May 1836 and died 20 Sep 1894. She is buried at Moxley Cemetery on the Kite Road.

Known children of Joseph Abraham Rich by various wives:

0101. July Ann Rich, born 1843

0102. Eunisa S Rich, born 1845

0103. Martha Rich, born 1846

0104. Frances Rich, born 1849

0105. Pearseyan Rich, born 1852

0106. Roxeyann Rich, born 1855

0107. James E. Rich, born 26 May 1857

0107. James E. Rich was born on 26 May 1857. Around 1878 he married Nancy Delilah Woods, daughter of John L. Woods and Jemima Flanders. After 1900 the family left Emanuel County and settled near Pearson GA (Atkinson County) where he served as a Methodist minister. James E. Rich died on 20 February 1916 and is buried at Sweetwater Cemetery. His wife lived until 1946 and is buried nearby. Known children born before 1900 of James E. Rich and Nancy Delilah Woods:

010701. Luella Rich, born May 1879

010702. Ivey Lewis Rich, born 2 Apr 1880, died 1940

010703. George Jordan Davis Rich, born 14 Oct 1882

010704. J. Sampson Rich, born 11 Jul 1885, died 6 Feb 1907

010705. Martha Emma Rich, born 16 Feb 1887, died 3 Jul 1969

010706. Fannie L. Rich, born 9 May 1889, died 6 May 1960

010707. Trudie M. Rich, born 1 Jul 1894

010708. Sam P. Jones Rich, born Feb 1899, died 8 Mar 1908

Geri Bloodsworth of Lake Butler FL provided vital data on this family from a Bible owned by George J. D. Rich and his wife Viola Stone:

010701. Louella Rich was born in May 1879 near Modoc. In 1913 she married James Conner. She died of influenza in January 1919 and is buried at Sweetwater Cemetery near Pearson GA.

010702. Ivey Louis Rich was born 2 Apr 1880 near Modoc. In August 1905 he married Cora B Holton. He died in 1940 and is buried at Omega Cemetery at Baxley.

 

010703. George J. Davis Rich was born 14 Oct 1882 near Modoc. He died in April 1922 and is buried at Omega Cemetery at Baxley. On 31 May 1914 he married Viola Stone at Hazelhurst GA. She was born 13 May 1893 at Graham in Appling Co GA. She died 23 July 1922 and is buried at Philadelphia Church.

Children

Nancy Jewell Rich born 28 March 1915 at Hazelhurst in Jeff Davis County.

James Davis Rich born 30 January 1918 at Hazelhurst.

Rosa Lee Rich was born in January 1920 at Hazelhurst. She died 30 Nov 1920 and is buried at Philadelphia Church.

George Shirley Rich was born 26 April 1921 at Hazelhurst.

010704. J. Sampson Rich was b 11 July 1885 near Modoc. He was murdered 6 Febuary 1907 and is buried at Pine Level Church near Alma GA.

010705. Martha Emma Rich was b 16 Febuary 1887 probably near Modoc but was educated in Alma. On 28 September 1913 she married James W. Stroud. She died on 3 July 1969 and is buried at Forest Lawn in Gainesville FL.

010706. Fannie L. Rich was b 9 May 1889. On 9 November 1912 she married Ellis Moseley. She died 6 May 1960 and is buried at Moseley Cemetery at Uvalda GA.

010707. Trudie M. Rich was born 16 July 1894. She married L. R. Sutton.

010708. Samuel P. Jones Rich was born February 1899 and died 8 Mar 1908. He is buried at Pine Level Church near Alma GA.

 

02. MARTHA RICH (1830 - ?)

According to the Census, Martha Rich was born in 1830. On 18 November 1849 she married Thomas Stroud. Thomas Stroud was a farmer. Known children of this couple were:

0201. Sarah Stroud, born 1852

0202. Frances Stroud, born 1853

0203. Thomas Daniel Stroud, born 1856

0204. Silvannah Stroud (female), born 1862

0205. Perry Stroud, born 1864

0206. Rebecca Stroud, born October 1865

0207. John Stroud, born 1870

0203. Thomas Daniel Stroud was born in 1856 and died in 1942. He is buried in the Hawhammock Cemetery beside his wife Angeline Stroud (1862 - 1923). Angeline Stroud was a daughter or granddaughter (most probably) of Chesley Rodgers, who moved to Emanuel County from Edgefield Couty SC just after the Civil War. Children of Thomas D. Stroud and Angeline include:

020301. Ellet A. Stroud, born May 1882.

020302. Ada D. E. Stroud (1884 - 1920). She married ___ Turner.

020303. Calip Walter Stroud (1886 - 1928).

020304. Mattie Maud Stroud (18 February 1888 - 13 October 1910), married W. N. Turner.

020305. Amanda S. I. Stroud (9 March 1891 - 17 September 1906).

020306. James F. Stroud, born 1894.

020307. Jessie W. Stroud, born 1896.

020308. Loyd S. Stroud, born 1899.

020309. Thomas Daniel Stroud (29 January 1904 - 25 November 1968).

 

020309. Thomas Daniel Stroud Jr. was born on 29 January 1904. He married Mary Pinkie Beckworth, second child of Charlie Brown Beckworth and Pinkie Parrish. They had seven children.

02030901. Evelyn Stroud, born 1926, m Dock McBride

02030902. Beatrice Stroud, born 1928, m Edward Allen

02030903. Walter Faye Stroud, born 1931

02030904. Billy Stroud, born 1933

02030905. Bobby George Stroud, born 18 Jul 1938, died 30 Sept 1972, never married.

02030906. Edward Thomas Stroud, born 1941

02030907. Barbara Stroud, born 1944

 

0206. Rebecca Stroud was born in October 1865. In 1883 she married E. N. Cowart, who was born in May 1854. Their known children include:

020601. B. L. Cowart, born October 1888 (female)

020602. Clarence Cowart, born September 1890

020603. Cleveland Cowart, born July 1892

0207. John Stroud was born in October 1869. In 1888 he married Susan Lavonia Rich [See 0505]. Her known children are Willie Howard (born Feb 1882) and Array M. Stroud (born Apr. 1891).

 

03. SARAH RICH (1827 - 1898)

Sarah Rich was born 24 July 1827. On 4 April 1860 she married Henry Houston Hall in Emanuel Co GA. She died 2 February 1898. Henry Houston Hall was born on 30 November 1839 in GA (probably Burke County) to Henry H. Hall Sr. and Fereby ___. He died 13 February 1914. Both he and Sarah are buried in the Hall Cemetery near Modoc in Emanuel Co GA. This couple had three children:

0301. James Wright Hall b 27 March 1861

0302. Georgia H. E. Hall b Jun 1866

0303. Emma Hall b 10 August 1868


0301. James Wright Hall was born 27 March 1861 and died 15 Jul 1936. On 12 Nov 1878 James Wright Hall married Arisba Cassie Delaine Rodgers, daughter of Chesley Rodgers and Risby Myers(?). Cassie Rodgers had been born near Ward (Saluda) SC on 1 Jul 1860. Before 1870 her parents and minor children had migrated to Emanuel County and settled between Blun and Modoc. She died 2 May 1919. Children of James Wright Hall and Cassie Rodgers:

030101. Charlie Ivison Hall, born 22 June 1880

030102. Nola Hall, born 8 Feb 1882

030103. Lewis Judson Hall, born 4 September 1883

030104. Kate Arisba Delaine Hall, born 1 Sep 1885

030105. John J. Hall, born 6 Jul 1887

030106. Horace Houston Hall, born 16 November 1888

030107. George Grady Hall, born 26 Feb 1890

030108. Thomas Hall, born 30 Nov 1892

030109. Frank Hall, born 2 Nov 1894

030110. Mark Hall, born 24 Aug 1896

030111. Sarah Hall (5 Jul 1898 - 19 May 1899)

030112. Ben Tillman "Buddie" Hall (9 Nov 1899 - 5 May 1900)

020113. James C. Hall (6 Sep 1901 - 14 Mar 1958)

030101. Charlie Ivison Hall was born 22 June 1880 and died 25 June 1944. On 6 June 1900 he married Levina Belle Lumpkin, born 2 April 1873 and died 15 April 1911. Both are buried in the Hall Cemetery. Belle was the daughter of Joseph L. Lumpkin and Sarah (Lawson) Grimes of Jefferson County. Children:

03010101. Gordon Hall (2 March 1904 - 1 November 1970), married Carrie Bell Beckworth (30 April 1906 - 25 December 1996), eldest daughter of Charlie Brown Beckworth and Pinkie Parrish. Their children:

0301010101. Kathleen Hall (27 May 1925 - 19 Oct 1988)

0301010102. Charles Kenneth Hall (7 Nov 1927 - 26 Jan 1985)
0301010103. Frances Delores Hall, born 9 Aug 1941

0301010104. Betty Jean Hall, born 1 Aug 1943

03010102. Gladys Hall (2 Jan 1907 - 10 Jan 1975)

03010103. Sarah Hall (29 Oct 1909 - 24 Feb 1964)
0301010301. Sara Belle Hall, born Feb 1933

 

030102. Nola M. Hall (8 Feb 1882 - 28 Dec 1963). Married Leroy Hayes [See 0801]. One child: Madie Hayes, born 1907, married Dewey Bagget (no issue).

030103. Lewis Judson Hall, (4 Sep 1883 - ?). Married on 8 February 1903, Eva Pierce (1886 - ?).

They lived most of their married life in Brunswick. Children:

03010301 Albert L Hall born 1905
03010302 Alvin E Hall born 1908
03010303 Houston R Hall born 1909

030104. Kate Arisba Delaine Hall (1 Sep 1885 - 1972). Married Drew Clark Bell. She resided near Modoc. Children:

03010401. Jamie Bell (31 Aug 1912 - 18 Dec 1989) married Will Jones.

03010402. Drew Clark Bell (24 Oct 1915 - 30 Dec 1987)
03010403. Georgia Mae Bell (29 Aug 1918 - 1 Oct 1947) married Lloyd Forrest Beckworth.
03010404. Jack Bell

03010405. Eddie Roy Bell

03010406. Freddie Ray Bell

030105. John J. Hall, (6 Jul 1887 -14 June 1956) married on 11 July 1909, Emma Stroud. Children:

03010501. Lula Bernice Hall
03010502. Ruth Hall married _____ Powell

03010503. John Hall Jr

030106. Horace Houston Hall (16 November 1888 - 25 August 1980). He married Mary Eve Lane (27 July 1908 - 1 Jan 1982). They lived much of their married life near Savannah. Children:

03010601. Henry Horace Hall Jr, born 6 Jan 1928
03010602. James Wiley Hall, born 11 Nov 1929
03010603. Clarence Leon Hall, born 23 Jan 1932
03010604. Lester Lee Hall, born 7 Dec 1932
03010605. Elmore Lawrence Hall (18 Dec 1937 - 8 Oct 1969)

030107. George Grady Hall (26 Feb 1890 - ?). Married ___ Pearce, Nell ___ (no issue). Children:

03010701 Margaret Hall
03010702 Jewel Hall

 

030108. Thomas R Hall (30 Nov 1892 - ?). Married Katie O Connor. Children:
03010801 Nell Hall
03010802 Doris Hall
03010803 Lindsay Hall
03010804 Louise Hall

030109. Frank O. Hall (2 Nov 1894 - 3 Dec 1918). Married F. G. Pearce. Children:

03010901 Bessie Hall

03010902 Frank O Hall Jr 

030110. Mark W. Hall (24 Aug 1896 - 6 Jul 1972). Married Pauline Sherrod. Children:

03011001 James Hall
03011002 Rachel Hall

0302. Georgia H. E. Hall was born June 1866. She married John J. Faircloth about 1887. This couple never had children but raised Elmo and Annie Mae Delaney after the death of their mother.

0303. Emma Hall was born 10 August 1868 and died 19 August 1896. She married Jack Delaney. Children:

030301. Annie May Delaney (2 Oct 1891 - 24 Aug 1912). Married 6 Sep 1908 to H. S. Fields. Their children:

03030101 James Clark Fields born 1899

03030102 John Clifford Fields born 1899

030302. Elmore Delaney (Aug 1894 - ?)

 

04. DEMARIS RICH (1829 - 1900)

Demaris was born in Emanuel Co GA 20 May 1829 and died 27 June 1900. She is buried at Hawhammock. On 9 December 1851 she married Reubin Boatwright.

According to Huxford's "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia", Vol 7, pp 43-44: Reubin Boatright was a son of Daniel Boatright (a Revolutionary Soldier from SC) and was born in Burke County 14 Feb 1794 and died in 1878 from injuries in an accident on his farm. He first marrried in 1817 to Lacy Bishop (1802-1849), daughter of William Bishop of Montgomery County. They had eleven children. Reubin Boatwright and both wives are buried at Hawhammock Church.

Children of Reubin Boatwright and Demaris Rich:

0401. Anna Boatwright was born 10 July 1853 and died 6 Aug 1933. She married George Pierce.

0402. Leah Boatwright was born in 1855 and died in 1861.

0403. Matthew B. Boatwright was born 3 Mar 1857 and died 30 Mar 1943. He married 1) Mozelle McKenzie, daughter of Samuel McKenzie; 2) Mrs. Christine Wilkes Findley, 3 July 1921; 3) Mrs. Martha Edna Roundtree-Daughtrey.

0404. Isaac Boatwright was born 5 May 1859. He married Virginia Moore, daughter of John Moore, on 16 January 1880.

0405. Rebecca Boatwright was born 12 Aug 1861. She married Ellie Faircloth on 15 March 1879.

0406. Stephen Thomas Boatwright was born 13 Feb 1863 and died 22 Sep 1950. He married 1) Dora Logue, daughter of Brinson Logue, 3 June 1887. 2) Trudie Grimes, daughter of Matthew Grimes, 28 Aug 1937.

0407. Charles Boatwright was born 20 May 1866 and died 22 Jan 1940. He married Jessie (Josie) Drew, daughter of Joseph Drew, 26 Nov 1889.

0408. David L Boatwright was born 29 Oct 1868. He married 1. Lillian G Rogers, daughter of Ben F. Rogers. 2. Ola Spivey

 

05. Stephen Emanuel Rich (1831-1914)

In Huxford's "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia", Volume 8, page 313 a detailed account of this family appears as follows: Steven Emanuel Rich was born 29 Sep 1831, died 4 Jun 1914 and is buried in the Hall Cemetery in Emanuel Co GA. He married Sarah Frances Coleman 14 Mar 1852. She was born 14 Nov 1831 near Coleman Lake, the daughter of John Calhous Coleman and Margaret Brown. Sarah Frances Coleman died 15 May 1876 and is thought to be buried near Coleman's Lake. Children:

0501. Cornelia Rich married Boney Perry
0502. Elizabeth Rich born 1854, married Samuel Patterson Nix
0503. Martha Rich never married
0504. Matthew Rich m/1 Susan Nix m/2 Emma Parrish
0505. Susan Lavonia Rich born 1860 m/1 William Franklin Howard m/2 John Stroud
0506. Greenberry Rich born 1862 married Myrina Perry
0507. David Lee Rich born 1868 m/1 Catherine Parrish m/2 Mandy Barfield
0508. Fannie Idora Mozelle born 1871 married William Henry Howard

Steven m/2 Ginny ___ m/3 Sarah Davis 12 Mar 1894 in Emanuel Co GA (no issue) m/4 Sarah Parrish (one child, Georgia Mae Rich d young). Steven Rich was a Chaplin in the Civil War.

Steven Rich married Sarah Parrish in Emanuel County GA on 12 March 1894. His son David Lee Rich married Catherine Parrish on 1Sep 1897 and his son Mathew Rich married Emma Parrish on 20 Oct 1902. Steven's nephew W. A. Rich married Lillie Parrish on 17 May 1905. Within the family it was well known that these women are all sisters, daughters of George Washington Parrish and Susan Richardson and all born in the Edgefield/Aiken area of SC prior to the family's move to Emanuel Co GA in the early 1890s.

0501. Green Berry Rich was born 3 January 1853 near Modoc GA in Emanuel County GA to Stephen Rich and Sarah Frances Coleman. He died 13 April 1919 and is buried in Millen GA. On 16 January 1881 he married Marina E. Mitchell, daughter of D. D. D. Mitchell. She was born 1 April 1862 and died 23 February 1935 in Charleston SC (buried Millen GA). Children of this couple are:

050101. Rosa Arthenia Rich b 13 Oct 1881 d 27 July 1899
050102. John Walter Rich b 11 June 1887 d 10 Jan 1956
050103. Charles Green Rich b 18 Sep 1890 d 29 May 1872
050104. Daniel E Rich b 8 Dec 1893 d 1 July 1899
050105. Louie Delmacia Rich b 8 Dec 1893 d 6 Sep 1936

050103. Charles Green Rich was born 18 Sep 1890 and died 29 May 1972. He married Mary Anna Rowland, born 24 May 1896 and died 3 May 1971. Only one child is presently known--William Berry Rich who was born 31 Aug 1925 in Charleston SC and died 26 Jan 1989 in Savannah GA.

0504 Mathew Rich first married Susan Nix. Their children include:

050401 Earnest Rich born 1880

050402 Frances Rich born 1880

050403 Mabel Rich born 1894

married second to Emma Parrish, born June 1881. Their children were:

050404 George Rich (1902 - 1965)

050405 Berry Rich (1906 - 1969)

050406 Joe Brown Rich

050407 Jack Rich

050408 Thomas Rich

050409 "Boy" Rich

050410 Sarah Rich

050411 Eula Rich

0507 David Lee Rich (21 Nov 1868 - 5 Nov 1948) married first to Catherine Parrish (12 Jul 1881 - 22 Aug 1910). Their children were:

050701 Oren Lee Rich born 1899

050702 Leila Mae Rich born 1901

050703 Mamie B Rich born 1903

050704 Lonnie Rich born 1905

050705 Infant

David Lee Rich married second to Amanda Barfield (1888 - 1960) with children.

0508 Fannie Rich married about 1891 to W. H. Howard. Their children include:

050801 Annie L. Howard born July 1893

050802 Frank L. Howard born June 1896

050803 Nina Pearl Howard born April 1898

050804 Maggie Howard born May 1900

050805 Bartty Howard born 1902

050806 Clarence Howard born 1904

050807 Emma Howard born 1906

 


06. Elizabeth Rich b 1834

In 1850 Elizabeth Rich, age 16, is shown in the household of Daniel E. Rich. If she is a daughter, her identity thereafter is not certain.

 

07. William J. Rich (1836 - 1916)

William J. Rich was born 29 September 1836 and died 30 December 1916. He is buried in the Hall Cemetery near Modoc in Emanuel Co GA. In the same cemetery are his three wives. On 20 March 1856 he married Susan A. Truett (6 Nov 1830 - 26 Aug 1876). On 25 November 1878 he married Sarah J. Peebles (25 Sep 1850 - 5 Mar 1887). His third wife was Molley Knight (12 May 1860 - 26 May 1915).
Known children of William J. Rich:

0701. William Allen Rich, born 1857

0702. Luivany/Lucennia V. Rich, born 1858

0703. Zilpha A. Rich, born 1861

0704. Mary S. Rich, born 1863

0705. Missouri L. Rich, born 1866

0706. W. M. (Mack) Rich, born 1869

0707. David Dennis Rich, born 1875

0708. Eva Rich, born August 1881


0701. William Allen Rich was born in 1857 and died in 1941, according to his headstone in the Rich Family Cemetery. His first wife is probably Elizan ___ (1858-1903) who is buried in the Rich Cemetery. This marriage produced six children:

070101. Robert M. Rich, born October 1882

070102. Press M. Rich, born March 1885, married Maggie Moore.

070103. Della L. Rich, born October 1886

070104. Minnie L. Rich, born October 1886

070105. Susan Ocala (Keller) Rich (26 July 1891-28 July 1972) married Otis H. Faulk.

070106. Emma Rich, born April 1896

In Emanuel County GA on 17 May 1905 W. A. Rich m Lillie Parrish (1886-1974 per headstone). She was born in SC, the daughter of George Washington Parrish and Susan Richardson who married in Edgefield Co SC just after the Civil War and moved to Emanuel Co GA in the early 1890s. This marriage produced four children:

070107. Annie Rich (1906-1992) married 1) Gene Stevens 2) ___ Truett

070108. Eathel Rich married 1) Walter Sconyers 2) Julian Curry

070109. Cornelia Rich (1915-1960) married Frank Abney

070110. Walter Lee "Boy" Rich married Frances ___

0707. David Dennis Rich (31 Jan 1873 - 6 Jan 1956) married Loula M. Faircloth (4 Nov 1880 - 11 Feb 1958). Both are buried in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. Children:

070701. Rosa Rich born 1898 married ___ Kirkland

070702. Henry L. Rich (10 Apr 1900 - 6 May 1942)

070703. Callie Rich married ___ Hooks

070704. Carrie Lou Rich born 1904

070705. Elmo Dennis Rich born 1906 married Lena May Black

070706. Hoke Rich born 1908

070707. Mary Lee Rich married Bernard Lee Kea

08. Delilah Rich b 1838

Delilah Rich was born in 1838. That she is a daughter of Daniel E. Rich is shown in a property transfer of 1871. On 3 October 1858 she married James Hayes. He apparently died before 1870. Known children:

0801. Leroy Hayes, born 1860

0802. Delila Hayes, born 1862

0803. Harriet Hayes, born 1864

0804. James N. Hayes, born 1867

0801. Leroy Hayes was born in August 1860. He first married Alice ___. Their children:

080101. Francis Hayes, born November 1882

080102. Walter Hayes, born November 1888

080103. Elton Hayes, born April 1891

080104. Clarence Hayes, born March 1895

080105. Willie Hayes, born April 1898

080106. Homer Hayes, born 1902

He married second in 1904 to Nola Hall [See 030102]. They had one daughter:

080107. Madie Hayes, born 1907. Married Dewey Bagget. No issue

 

 

09. Martin Van Rich b 1842

Martin Vann Rich was born on 1 January 1841 and died 16 February 1906. On 14 March 1864 he married Mary Emalene Plunket (18 Dec 1839 - 20 March 1904). Both are buried at Connors Church at Cobbtown. They had six children.

0901. Martin C. Rich, born 1867

0902. Ellen Rich, born 1868

0903. James D. Rich, born 1869

0904. Daniel E. Rich, born 1870

0905. Sephrona Rich, born 1872

0906. Louanna Rich, born 1874

0907. Louis Spencer Rich, born 2 September 1873

10. Andrew J. Rich, born 1846

His tombstone at Hawhammock Church in Emanuel Co GA shows Andrew J. Rich was born 25 January 1845. According to Huxford's "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia", Vol 7, p 44, on 20 October 1865 he married Drusilla Boatwright, born 20 May 1845 to Reuben Boatwright and his first wife Lacy Bishop.

Known children of this couple are:

1001. Esther Rich, b 1866

1002. Laura E. Rich, b 1868

1003. Mary F. Rich, b 1870

1004. Unknown

1005. J. J. Rich, b 25 January 1875

1006. Unknown

1007. Charlie Luther Rich (9 April 1882 - 11 May 1966). He married Bessie Kea.




 

PART THREE: ANCESTORS OF DANIEL E. RICH

Stephen Rich:

Geri Bloodsworth of Lake Butler FL provided pages from a family Bible published after 1900 which lists Daniel Rich's father as Stephen Rich and his mother as Abriay. In the Mortality Census of 1850, Abiah Rich of Emanuel County GA is listed as having died in September 1849. She was a 90-year-old widow and had been born in England. Stephen Rich last appeared in the 1830 Census of Emanuel County so apparently he died before 1840.

According to Dorsey's FOOTPRINTS ALONG THE HOOPIE (1979)...When Emanuel County was created in 1812, court sessions and elections were to be held at the house of Stephen Rich until a court house site could be located and constructed. The court house was to be located on a hill approximately three miles from the home of Stephen Rich.

In the "Early Tax Lists Of Georgia" for 1806 in Montgomery County (parent of Emanuel County) Stephen Rich is shown with 30 acres of pineland and paying one poll.

 

Shadrack Rich:

In the 1790 Census of Edgefield County SC the following family is recorded: Shadracke Rich, 2 males age 16+, 7 males age <16, 4 females, no slaves. While there is no proof that the Shadracke Rich of SC and the Shadrack Reach/Shadrick Rich of GA are the same, "time and place" suggest that they are.

This Shadracke Rich does not appear again in the South Carolina Census but by 1802 that name is recorded in the public records of Montgomery (parent of Emanuel) and Jefferson Counties in Georgia.

"Headright and Bounty Grants 1756-1909" shows Shadrack Reach received land in Montgomery County in 1802 and 1811. In the "Early Tax Lists Of Georgia" for 1806 in Montgomery County (parent of Emanuel County) the following persons appear: Shadreich Rich - 400 A pineland - 1 poll; Stephen Rich - 30 A pineland - 1 poll. This latter entry suggests a father/son link between Shadrack and Stephen Rich.

"Index to Georgia Tax Digests, Volume 3, 1804 - 1806" lists Shadrick Rich as a tax payer in Jefferson County 1805.

Shadrack Rich either died or moved before the 1820 Census, so very little is known about him after the early 1800s. But of his origins a bit more has emerged.

The following abstracts suggest that the Shadrack Rich of Montgomery County GA is the same as the Shadrack Reach named in Wake County NC records:

Divison of the property of Timothy Reach Nov. 1806

plot #1 John Reach and Heirs

plot #2 Solomon George in rights of his wife Sally

plot #3 Zachariah Reach and Heirs

plot #4 Shadrack Reach and Heirs

plot #5 Benjamin Hobson in right of his wife Clary

plot #6 Richard Colbert in right of his wife Zydah

plot #7 Henry Townsley in right of his wife (Agnes, but not named)

From the book "MARRIAGES OF GRANVILLE COUNTY NC, 1753 - 1868, p328": Henry Townley and Agness Rich 19 September 1776; Shadrach Rich, bondsman; Jesse Newly, witness.

 

"Abstracts of vital records from Raliegh NC newspapers 1799-189 Vol 1": Reaich: D. Caution regarding power of attorney given by Shadrack Reaich, living in the state of GA., son of the late Timothy Reaich, of Wake Co. NC. Sept 5. Solomon X George. R.R. [code for a newspaper] mon 29 Sept 1806 3:3 [Note: Solomon George was the husband of Sally Rich, sister of Shadrack].

 

TIMOTHY REACH:

Timothy Reach, father of Shadrack Rich of Georgia, died in Wake County NC prior to November 1806. His heirs were listed as John Reach; Sally Reach, wife of Solomon George; Zachariah Reach; Shadrack Reach (of the State of Georgia, in 1806); Clary Reach, wife of Benjamin Hobson; Zydah Reach, wife of Richard Colbert; Agnes Reach, wife of Henry Townsley.

 

Timothy Reach appears to be the same as the person named as brother to Jeremiah Reach who died in Wake County NC just before 17 January 1782. In Abstract of Records of Will 1771-1802 Wake Co. NC, Book A: Reach, Jeremiah; Will recorded 17 Jan 1782; page 174, heirs are named as son, John Rich; son, William Rich; dau, Susannah Rich, wife of James Bridges; son, Jacob Rich; dau, Judy Rich, wife of William Dodd; (torn) Charity Rich; wife, Mary; son, Charles Rich. Executors: brother Timothy Rich; son Charles Rich.

A record in Goochland County VA suggests this Wake County NC family might have originated there. The Goochland County VA Deed Book 3, 1737-1742, page 171 gives a settlement of property of Timothy

Rich deceased and names as Administratrix, Catherine, wife of Timothy Vanzantran, widow of Timothy Rich, deceased. By vertue of an order of Goochland county Court made the 18 day of July 1738.

List of children: Jeremiah Parker Rich; Timothy Rich; Sarah Rich; William Rich; Nimrod Rich; Catherin Rich. And Catherine, his wife was pregant(sic) with David Rich at the time of his decease. Court held Goochland Coounty Feb 20 1738.

 

PART FOUR: A STEPHEN RICH OF APPLING COUNTY GA

 

From "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia", compiled and published by Folks Huxford (1948), Volume III (Page 271): Stephen Rich (1790-1865) born Orangeburg District SC married Sarah ___ born 1805 in SC. Children:
1. Millie Rich b 1812
2. John G. Rich b 1818
3. Jincy Rich b 1820
4. Roxie Rich b 1821
5. Greenberry Rich b 1822
6. Martha Rich b 1830
7. Ricy Rich b 1834
8. Delilah Rich b 183_
Stephen died in Appling County GA in 1865. There was another Stephen Rich in Emanuel County but relationship is unknown.

More detailed research on this family was compiled by Jim Ritch of Dahlonega GA: Stephen Rich born 1790, Orangeburg SC died about 1865, Appling Co GA. His father unknown, mother Charity Braswell. Married 1) ___ 2) Sarah ___ died 1843/1850 in Appling Co GA. Children:
1. Millie Rich born ca 1816 married ca 1830 Solomon Carter
2. Jincy Rich born ca 1818, Appling Co GA married ca 1835 William B. Morgan.
3. Rachel Rich born 2 Sep 1820, Appling Co GA died 29 Jan 1899 buried Dyal Cemetery, Bradford Co FL married 23 Feb 1834 Bartley W. Sapp.
4. Green Berry Rich born 14 Mar 1822, Appling Co GA died 20 Mar 1887 buried Sapp Cemetery, Bradford Co FL married ca 1842 Elizabeth A. Nichols.
5. Ricy Rich born 5 Feb 1826, Appling Co GA died 3 Jun 1903 Volusia Co FL married ca 1843 David George.
6. John G. Rich born 17 Apr 1828, Appling Co GA died 3 Apr 1901 Wayne Co GA married 27 Jan 1845 Lucretia T. Nettles.
7. Martha Rich born ca 1830, Appling Co GA married ca 1846 William G. Nettles.
8. Delilah Rich born ca 1833 Appling Co GA married ca 1849 William Richard Hesters.

The relationship remains unknown but almost cetainly there is a link. Following is an except from the family pages of a Bible belonging to John G. Rich. Note the name of his third son--Daniel Elliott Ritch:

John G. Ritch was born 17 Apr 1828 died 3 Jul 1901
Lucretia T. Ritch was born 7 Sep 1823 died 10 Mar 1902
John G. Ritch and Lucretia T. Nettles were married 27 Jan 1845

Celia Ritch born 25 Sep 1845 died 14 Mar 1918 married ___ Lightsey
Green Berry Ritch born 1 Feb 1847 died 20 May 1910
Susan D Ritch born 14 Jul 1849 died 18 Mar 1926 married Josiah E Townsend
John J Ritch born 19 Apr 1851 died 6 Sep 1887
Daniel Elliott Ritch born 17 Feb 1853 died 22 Apr 1906
Martha Ritch born 20 Apr 1855
William G Ritch born 4 Jul 1858 died 14 Mar 1865
Lucretia T Ritch born 22 Nov 1860 died 18 Jun 1921 m ___ Ward
Sarah Ann Ritch born 2 Jun 1863
George Ritch born 15 Jun 1868

In 1991 the Townsend Family Bible (printed about 1882) was in the possession of Mrs. Mildred Pearce Tomlinson of Jacksonville FL [soon to be given to her cousin Dr. Hayden Allen of Tarpon Springs FL].

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