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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 tributarys 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 Rotans 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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
030104. Kate Arisba Delaine Hall (1 Sep 1885 - 1972). Married Drew Clark Bell. She resided near Modoc. Children:
030105. John J. Hall, (6 Jul 1887 -14 June 1956) married on 11 July 1909, Emma Stroud. Children:
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:
030107. George Grady Hall (26 Feb 1890 - ?). Married ___ Pearce, Nell ___ (no issue). Children:
030108. Thomas R Hall (30 Nov 1892 - ?). Married Katie O Connor. Children:
030109. Frank O. Hall (2 Nov 1894 - 3 Dec 1918). Married F. G. Pearce. Children:
030110. Mark W. Hall (24 Aug 1896 - 6 Jul 1972). Married Pauline Sherrod. Children:
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:
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:
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:
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
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.
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
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
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).
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:
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:
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
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
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 was born in August 1860. He first married Alice ___. Their children:
He married second in 1904 to Nola Hall [See 030102]. They had one daughter:
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.
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:
PART THREE: ANCESTORS OF DANIEL E. 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.
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, 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:
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