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Richard Foreman and Elizabeth Snook



Husband Richard Foreman

           Born: Abt 1834
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           Died: 1937
         Buried:  - Batavia, Iowa
       Marriage: 12 May 1868




Wife Elizabeth Snook

           Born: 20 Sep 1842 - Richland Co, Ohio
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           Died: 18 Aug 1925 - Batavia
         Buried:  - Agency, Iowa


         Father: Jacob Snook (1803-1890) 1 2
         Mother: Sarah Sally Price (1803-1873) 2 3



   Other Spouse: Obed R. Ward (      -      ) - 15 Nov 1860



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1 F Della Foreman

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           Died: Bef 1961
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         Spouse: Charles H. Linder (      -      )
           Marr: 1890



2 M Robert M. Foreman 4

           Born: 1876 - Batavia Iowa
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           Died: 20 Jul 1937 - 1 1/2 Miles East Of Batavia
         Buried:  - Batavia Cemetery
         Spouse: Minnie O. Peterson (1882-1935)



3 F Mary E. Foreman 5

           Born: 23 Aug 1882 - Near Batavia
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           Died: 24 Mar 1961 - Libertyville, Iowa (Nelson Nursing Home, Fairfield)
         Buried:  - Fell Cemetery
         Spouse: Albert B. Cleasby (1874-1951)
           Marr: 30 Dec 1903 - Iowa




General Notes for Child Mary E. Foreman

[18401.ged]

Member Community Bible Church. Lifetime resident of Jefferson County a number of nieces and nephews survive. Two sons, one brother and one sister and one half-brother are deceased.


Robert M. Foreman and Minnie O. Peterson



Husband Robert M. Foreman 4

           Born: 1876 - Batavia Iowa
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           Died: 20 Jul 1937 - 1 1/2 Miles East Of Batavia
         Buried:  - Batavia Cemetery


         Father: Richard Foreman (Abt 1834-1937)
         Mother: Elizabeth Snook (1842-1925)


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Wife Minnie O. Peterson

           Born: 1882
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           Died: 20 May 1935 - Batavia, Iowa
         Buried:  - Batavia Cemetery


         Father: Peterson (      -      )
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1 F Helen Foreman (details suppressed for this person)

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2 F Louise Foreman (details suppressed for this person)

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4 M Albert Foreman (details suppressed for this person)

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5 M Ralph Foreman (details suppressed for this person)

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6 M Harold (Earl) Foreman (details suppressed for this person)

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William Abraham Hicks and Sarah Bathia Foreman



Husband William Abraham Hicks 6

           Born: Abt 1769 - Tomatley, TN /Hiwassee River, Cherokee Nation (Now TN)
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         Father: Nathan Hicks (1743-After 1829) 6
         Mother: Nan-Ye-Hi (1745-After 1780) 6


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Wife Sarah Bathia Foreman 6

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John Gunter Lipe and Sarah Lulu Foreman



Husband John Gunter Lipe 6

           Born: 16 Dec 1864
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         Father: Dewitt Clinton Lipe Major (1840-      ) 6
         Mother: Victoria Susan Hicks (1833-1867) 6


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Wife Sarah Lulu Foreman (details suppressed for this person)

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Blair Forer



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         Father: Tim Forer
         Mother: Denise Berscheid


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Jennifer Forer



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         Father: Tim Forer
         Mother: Denise Berscheid





Lindsey Forer



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         Father: Tim Forer
         Mother: Denise Berscheid





Nicole Forer



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         Father: Tim Forer
         Mother: Denise Berscheid





Remo Forer



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1 M Tim Forer (details suppressed for this person)

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Rachel May Foresman



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         Father: Robert Hickey Foresman
         Mother: Fern Ann Greer





Robert Hickey Foresman and Fern Ann Greer



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         Father: Ralph Earl Greer
         Mother: May Lorene Perkins





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2 F Rachel May Foresman (details suppressed for this person)

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Robert Hickey Foresman Jr.



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David Forest



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Eugene B Forest Jr



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         Father: Eugene B Forest
         Mother: Ilia Callaham (1891-1968) 7


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William Arthur Hendrix and Evelyn Forest



Husband William Arthur Hendrix 7

           Born: 12 Apr 1914
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           Died: 24 Oct 1991
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         Father: Jefferson Olice Hendrix (1888-1978) 7
         Mother: Ava Ernestine Wilson (1893-1986) 7


       Marriage: 22 May 1932 - Spartanburg Co., SC




Wife Evelyn Forest 7

           Born: 2 Jan 1910
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           Died: 20 Apr 1990
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1 F Evelyn Ann Hendrix (details suppressed for this person)

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2 F Linda Gaile Hendrix (details suppressed for this person)

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         Spouse: Larry Leroy Lister (living)




General Notes (Husband)

Bill owned the land at Hwy. 101 and I-85. He sold it some yearsagoto a manufacturing company. BMW is now built on that spot.


Jeremiah Looper Sr and Mary Jane Forest



Husband Jeremiah Looper Sr 7

           Born: 1775 - Iredell Co., NC
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           Died: 25 Mar 1861 - Dacusville, Pickens Co., SC
         Buried:  - Looper Burying Ground, Pickens Co., SC


         Father: Joseph Looper (Abt 1745-      ) 7
         Mother: Sarah Pharis (Abt 1745-1829) 7


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Noted events in his life were:
Census, Pickens District, SC, 1860

Census, Pickens District, SC, 1850




Wife Mary Jane Forest 7

           Born: 1782 - Edgefield District, SC
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           Died: 1 Apr 1860 - Dacusville, Pickens Co., SC
         Buried:  - Looper Burying Ground, Pickens Co., SC

Noted events in her life were:
Census, Pickens District, SC, 1850



Children
1 F Eleanor Looper 7

           Born: Abt 1800 - Pickens Co., SC
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           Died:  - Pickens Co., SC
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         Spouse: William John Skelton (1800-Abt 1866) 7



2 F Matilda Looper 7

           Born: Abt 1802 - Pickens Co., SC
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           Died: After 1861
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         Spouse: Willliam Cantrell (Abt 1800-      ) 7



3 M Joseph Looper 7

           Born: Oct 1807 - Pendleton District, SC
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           Died: 6 May 1898 - Dacusville, Pickens Co., SC
         Buried:  - Cross Roads Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC
         Spouse: Sarah Hester (1811-1894) 7
           Marr: Bef 1830 - Pickens Co., SC



4 F Rutha Looper 7

           Born: 1810 - Pickens Co., SC
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           Died: Bef 1870 - Pickens Co., SC
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         Spouse: R Arthur Braswell (Abt 1800-Bef 1856) 7



5 M Samuel Looper 7

           Born: 1814 - Pickens Co., SC
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           Died: Jan 1861 - Pickens Co., SC
         Buried:  - Peter's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC
         Spouse: Sarah Jane Barrett (1826-      ) 7
           Marr: After 1850
         Spouse: Peninah Robinson (1815-1857) 7
           Marr: Abt 1840



6 F Mary Looper 7

           Born: 1815 - Pendleton District, SC
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           Died: 10 Feb 1887 - Pickens Co., SC
         Buried:  - Peter's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC
         Spouse: John Alexander Robinson (1811-1871) 7



7 M Thomas Looper 7

           Born: Dec 1816 - Pickens Co., SC
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           Died: 22 Jan 1906 - Dacusville, Pickens Co., SC
         Buried:  - Peter's Creek Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC
         Spouse: Mary Elvira Sitton (1817-1891) 7
           Marr: Abt 1837
         Spouse: Rebecca Elizabeth Stansell (1848-1914) 7
           Marr: 16 Jun 1891 - Pickens Co., SC



8 F Elizabeth Looper 7

           Born: 1819 - Pickens Co., SC
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           Died: 6 Apr 1895 - Dacusville, Pickens Co., SC
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Reddin Rackley (1817-1885) 7
           Marr: Abt 1838



9 F Sarah Looper 7

           Born: 18 Feb 1820 - Pickens Co., SC
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           Died: 20 Jun 1902 - Pickens Co., SC
         Buried:  - Cross Roads Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC
         Spouse: George Washington Julian (1816-1896) 7



10 M Jeremiah M Looper 7

           Born: 15 Sep 1822 - Dacusville, Pickens Co., SC
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           Died: 19 Nov 1909 - Pickens Co., SC
         Buried:  - Secona Baptist Church, Pickens Co., SC
         Spouse: Temperance Hendricks (1821-1851) 7
           Marr: 29 Dec 1843
         Spouse: Jane Elizabeth Guerin (1825-1855) 7
           Marr: 9 Mar 1852 - Pickens Co., SC
         Spouse: Martha Obedience Mauldin (1842-1935) 7
           Marr: 10 Apr 1856



11 M Solomon Looper 7

           Born: 1824 - SC
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General Notes (Husband)

Head of Household - Pickens 1830, 1840 Census

1800: Pendleton 260, 00100 00100 1810: Pendleton 144, 10010 30100 1820: Pendleton 223, 210001 22010, near William Skelton 1830: Pickens #1842, 0111000100000 021001000010, 5 slaves 1837: Moses Hendrix land bounded by Daniel Looper, JeremiahLooper(A:29) 1839: Negro Trial Case (Pack 82, No.6) Esli Hunt states thatfrominformation of one of his tenants, that a negro man named Kin, aslaveof Jeremiah, Sr. did on 26 instant on his own free will andagainstthe interest of sd Hunt went into the creek, cut and threw outanobstruction which sd Hunt had placed there in to keep ditchesfromfilling up with sand, so that bottomlands of sd plantation wouldnotoverflow with water. 1850: US CENSUS/Eastern Div Pickens Co SC:
Jeremiah Looper/73/M/Farming/Value Real Est 4000/bornNC/canread/write
Mary " /70/F/ SC " 1856: Feb 22: Will of Jeremiah (Pickens Book 2: 36-7) 1860: US CENSUS/Pickens Co SC:
Jeremiah Looper/84/M/Farmer/Value Real Est 4000, Personal Prop
23,200/born NC Samuel " /45/M/born Pickens NC
Sarah J " /27/F/

1860: 27 Apr. Keowee Courier: Died, near Dacusville, inPickensDist.,SC, April 1, 1860, Mary Looper, wife of Jeremiah Loop,Sr. inher 78th year.

1861: Obit KEOWEE COURIER, Walhalla SC Apr 20 1861: Died, attheresidence of Mr. John A. Robinson, in Pickens District, on the 25thofMarch last, JEREMIAH LOOPER, SR., in the 85th year of his age.Thedeceased was a native of the District, and commended himself tohisfriends and neighbors, throughout his long career, by themostexemplary conduct. He had been a member of the Baptist Churchforabout thirty-five years, and was sustained in his last illness bytheconsolations of the religion of his blest Savior. The deceasedleavesa large circle of kindred and devoted friends, who mourn theirloss ashis eternal gain. 1861: Advertisement KEOWEE COURIER Apr 20 1861:
EXECUTORS' SALE
Will be sold, at the residence of John A. Robinson, onTuesdaythe 7th of May next, the entire PERSONAL ESTATE of JeremiahLooper,senior, deceased, as follows:
TWO LIKELY NEGROES:
A girl, about 13 years old, and a man about 24 years old.OneMare, Bed and Furniture. Terms - On a credit of twelve months,withnote,interest and approved surety.
THOMAS LOOPER
JOSEPH LOOPER Ex'ers
April 15, 1861

1861: Jeremiah's estate administered by sons Joseph and Thomas(Box57, No. 625). Filed 29 Mar 1861. LOA 15 Apr 1861. Sale: 7May1861. Buyers: William Turner, Reddin Rackley, John AMaterson,Joseph Looper, Thomas Looper, J A Robinson.

1862: May 10: Paid heirs (9), ea $257.37: Sarah Julian, JohnARobinson, Reddin Rackley, Jeremiah Looper, R Braswell, Thos. Looper,Joseph Looper, Skelton Heirs (7) ea. $36.76, J M Smith,WilliamSkelton, Elisha Skelton, David Duncan, Matilda Hughes. OneLooperheir not named, probably Samuel, decd; 2 Skelton heirs notnamed.Samuel leaves his interest to his brothers and sisters andSkeltonheirs. He had no children.


General Notes for Child Joseph Looper

Head of Household - Pickens 1830, 1840 Census

1830: Pickens #1636, 000010 00010, lives adjacent William Skelton andWilliam Rackley 1830: Joseph Looper appraises land of Richard Smith on Dowdy's creek 1840: Pickens #1138, Joseph B., age 20-30, wife 20-30, girl 10-15,boy5-10,
boy and girl under 5 1850: Pickens Eastern #1098 1860: Dacusville #561, real estate $5,000, personal $1,165 1870: Dacusville #164 1874: 15 Apr: Witnesses Will of John Fendley (son-in law) 1877: Mr Joseph Looper, one of the substantial citizens of thisCounty has gone gone to the mountains, for the purpose of deerhunting, every fall, for the last 52 years. On his last birthday hewas 70 years old, and killed a deer dead in its tracks the first shot,at a distance of 75 or 80 yards. A week or two since, a partyconsisting of County Commissioner Looper, Hon E H Bates, Dr. W T Fieldand Mr Joseph Looper went deer hunting in the mountains. The groundhunted on was in the vicinity of Douthit's Gap. All the deer soon,four in number, were killed, and not a shot missed. We have notlearned what effect the "mountain dew" had on the party, but supposeit exhilarated them muchly. (Pickens Sentinel 10/25/77)

1878: Dec 25: I Joseph Looper, Sr, being in good health and of soundand disposing mind and memory, etc. First pay my just and honestdebts. I direct my beloved wife Sarah Looper have one hundred acresof land, including the house and buildings where I now live, all thehousehold and kitchen furniture she may want during her natural lifeor widowhood. I direct my admr to appoint five freeholders to dividemy land into seven equal lots, also my personal property lotted by thesame freeholders. With each heir making their choice and paying intothe estate if the lot is above their equal share. Pay untoElviraFreeman, Sarah A Singleton, Mary Hendrix, Martha Edens andMatildaChastain one hundred dollars before the division to make themequal with the one who has had rent free land. Then I direct that theremainder be equally divided between each and every of my heirs asnamed below. To Elvira Freeman her share, my son Wm F Looper dcd tohis heirs Emer Looper, Burdine Looper, Perry Looper. To my son TPLooper his share, to my dtr Sarah A Singleton her share, to my sonSamuel Looper his share, to my son H M Looper his share, to my sonJoseph Looper his share, to my son Jeremiah Looper his share,to my dtrMary Hendrix her share, to my dtr Elisabeth Griffin decd,her heirs,Tempy Griffin, Sarah Griffin her share, to my son G BLooper his share,to my dtr Martha Edens her share, to my dtr MatildaChastain her share,to my son John Looper his share. I appoint my sons T P Looper and H MLooper executors.
Dated 25 Dec 1878. Wit: David Hendricks, George W Cox, D C
Freeman.
Signed Joseph X Looper, seal filed 23 May 1898.

Others who received from the est viz: Malissa Barr, J ELooper,Lillie A Edens, Mary Bridges, S E Childress, Joe Edens, EvaEdens, EulaEdens, Lena Edens, Delar Hendricks, Bird Looper, Sarah JChildress, J WSingleton, Emma Childress.

1898: Gravestone inscription:
In Memory Of
JOSEPH LOOPER
Born Oct 1807
Died May 6 1898
In him the meekness and
fervent piety of a Christian,
the most benevolent of human
hearts and his bereaved and
disconsolate children, dedicate
this marble to commemorate
the excellence of his character.


General Notes for Child Samuel Looper

Head of Household - Pickens 1830, 1840 Census

1837: Named on Jury List for the year 1837 of Pickens District 1850 US CENSUS Pickens Co SC:
Samuel Looper/37/M/Farming/
Penina " /35/F/
Nancy A Youngblood/13/F/ 1860 US CENSUS Pickens Co SC:
Jeremiah Looper/84/M/Farmer/value real est 4000/value pers prop
23,200/ born NC
Samuel " /45/M/born Pickens SC/
Sarah J " /27/F/"

Samuel's first wife Peninah Robinson died in 1857, Sam is buriedbesideher. His gravestone has no readable dates. Apparently he soldhisplace, moved in with his father, and remarried, all about 1860.Afterhis death in 1861, Sam's second wife Sarah J Looperbecameadministratrix of his estate. Ten years later Sam's brotherThomasLooper petitioned the court to have the estate distributed toSamuel'sbrothers and sisters who were now heirs to the estate, sincethe widowhad remarried. This was done in January 1872.

1861 Feb 9: Obituary: Death from vaccination - We regret tolearnthat Mr. Samuel Looper, a worthy citizen of this district, diedlastweek from the effects of vaccination. He had exposed himselfmorethan was prudent, which is probably the cause of hisdeath.Mortification took place on his arm. (Issue of Saturday Feb 9,1861)


General Notes for Child Mary Looper

1887: Mrs Jack Robinson died at the residence of her son, Mr GFRobinson last Thursday morning. It is said that some one awoke herquite early and told her of Mr. [Lewis] Hill's death, and when she wascalled for breakfast it was found that she also had slept the sleep ofdeath. (Pickens Sentinel 2/17/1887)


General Notes for Child Elizabeth "Betsy" Looper

1895: 11 Apr: Betsy Rackley is expected to die. At her bedside areall of her children, among them Mrs. J S Barker of Calhoun, SC. Mrs.Elizabeth Rackley died at her home near Nine Forks Church(DacusvilleTownship) on last Saturday the 6 (April) at the age of 78years. She was buried beside her husband at the family buryingground. Mrs .Rackley was a sister of Joseph Looper, Rev Thomas Looperand Jerre Looper who reside two miles west of Pickens. (The PeoplesJournal p 51)


General Notes for Child Jeremiah M "Jerre" Looper

1880: By a poster which has been left at this office by Mr JeremiahLooper, County Chairman of the Republican party of thisCounty,we learn that "a mass meeting of the Republican party"will beheld at this place on next Saturday at 11 o'clock."Distinguishedspeakers" will be present. This is the first effort ofthe defunctparty at resurrection in this County since '76. Theywill beeternally buried on the 2nd day of next month.(PickensSentinel 10/14/1880)

1885: Mr Jeremiah Looper still enjoys the chase as much as heeverdid. Last week, with his horse, his equipage and hounds, hecaptured alarge gray fox. (Pickens Sentinel 10/22/1885)

1887: Col A Griffin died last Monday evening at the residence ofMrJeremiah Looper at the age of 66 years. He was buried at SeconaonTuesday. He was a true and brave confederate soldier. AGriffinhaving become too feeble to occupy his room on the publicsquarewas last week invited to spend the remainder of his days at MrJeremiahLooper's. (Pickens Sentinel 12/4/1887)

1900: Jerremiah Looper has secured a nice tomb (stone) for thegraveof Col Andy Griffin, C S A who was buried at Secona severalyearsago. (The Peoples Journal p 240)

1901: 8 Aug: An 18 month old infant of Mr and Mrs ReubinStewartresiding on the Jerre Looper plantation died on Monday. (ThePeoplesJournal p 249)

1901: 15 Aug: Jahue Stewart residing on the Jerre Looperplantationis sick with fever. (The Peoples Journal p 250)

1908: The writer had the pleasure of meeting, last Friday, amostremarkable old gentleman, Mr. Jeremiah M Looper, as also hisgoodlady. Mr. Looper is 86 years old, being born in Pickens in 1822,andlived all his life in this county, being a farmer. He marriedMissMauldin, and his bride lacked one month of being 14 years old.Theyare now living with a daughter in our town. There are notfinerpeople in the old Palmetto State than the Loopers and Mauldins,beingamong the pioneers of Upper Carolina, assisting to wrest ourbeautifulland from the Indians and carve it from a wilderness, andthesehonored names fill the brightest pages in the industrial andpublicannals of their state.

We never saw a better preserved man than Mr. Jerre Looper, and thesameapplies to his lady. He would readily pass for not over 65, forhisface is ruddy and unfurrowed, his eye as bright, his voice asstrongand his mind as clear and active as one in the very prime oflife[....] It was indeed a rare pleasure to converse with one whosemind isso clear and memory vivid as the old gentleman's. But thepersonalhistory of Mr. Looper is equally as interesting as hisreminiscences ofthe past. In the days of Secession he was even amore uncompromisingUnion man than Hon. B F Perry, and in those daysit requiredunquestioned courage and determination to thusplace oneself inopposition to an overwhelming majority of his kindredand people.

"Of course I loved my native state and the South," remarked Mr.Looper,"but I also revered the Union and the old flag; and it wasclear to mymind as the noonday sun that secession was not only wrongin principlebut meant the bankruptcy, ruin and desolation of theslave-holdingstates. I did all and everything in my power to hold mypeople incheck, but it was like darting straws against atempest. When SouthCarolina seceded I made a vow never to bear armsagainst the Union orfire on the stars and stripes.[...] But I stillloved my erring people,and when the first company was organized inPickens county, and theydrilled on my place, I gave them theiruniforms. I was ever alaw-abiding citizen and 'Render unto Caesarthe things that areCaesar's' so when the Confederacy demanded myservices in the field, Ipaid a substitute to take my place; and whenhis term expired hiredanother substitute for $5,000 to serve duringthe war, and I was indeedglad to know that he came out at thesurrender unharmed. And those whoknow me will tell you it was notfear that kept me at home, for inthose days it required more courageto be known as a Union man in SouthCarolina than even appear on thefield of battle. I always felt thatthe South would fail, and wemust sooner or later get back into theUnion - that the SouthernConfederacy was simply a temporarygovernment, and it must fall topieces as a rope of sand.

So I watched the acts of the Federal government, determined to obeyitslaws, so far as the situation permitted, that when theinevitablecollapse of the Confederacy came about I would have donenaught toforfeit my citizenship, rights or property. In 1863, whenPresidentLincoln issued his proclamation emancipating our slaves, Irecognizedit as binding on me as any law to-day enacted by thelegislature ofSouth Carolina. So I had legally executed to AbrahamLincoln a deedto every negro I at that time owned, so that there couldbe noquestion about receiving pay from the government for thisproperty.There was then of course no mail communication between theSouth andthe North, but I succeeded in getting this deed carried by ablockaderunner from Wilmington to Nassau, N.P., where it was mailed,and indue time reached the hands of President Lincoln. This I know tobe afact, for after the war I visited Washington, to see about myclaim,and found my deed recorded in the proper department, showingthatPresident Lincoln recognized its legality and justice.

This is a copy of the deed as made out and recorded among the
archives of our government:

Wilmington, NC, April 15, 1863

Hon. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States:

My dear Sir: I have your last com [illegible] and Ireadyour
proclamation to the rebels in arms against the government,asking
them to lay down their arms and remain in the Union.Alsothat the
Negroes were set free, but their owners would be paidforthem $333
{?} per head. Now, Sir, I for one accept yourproclamationand
believe it best for the South. I own eight Negroes,viz.:Jim, 22
years of age; Hank 19; Violet 14; Worth 21; Mary 26,withthree
children, from 3 to 9 years old.
Now, in consideration of your proclamation, I grant,bargainand sell
to said Government these eight Negroes, with all therightsand title
I hold, and I warrant and defend said title tosaidGovernment
against myself and heirs, executor or administrator.

Now this given under my hand and seal in the presence of 40
witnesses.

Jeremiah Looper

Mr. Looper, after reading this paper, continued: "WhenPresidentLincoln placed this deed on record in Washington, thussignifying hisapproval, it became as binding an obligation on the partof theFederal Government as one of its bonds. This is the opinionofPresident Roosevelt and other men posted on such matters; but itwillrequire a special act of congress. I have not given up any hopeofreceiving pay for these Negroes. So far as the public records show,Iwas the only slave-holder in the entire South to accept the termsofAbraham Lincoln's emancipation proclamation and perfect a legalandbinding deed of his slaves to the Government. Had theSouthernConfederacy gained its independence I would have been bound bythatdeed did the Federal Government see fit to demanditsenforcement." [The Pickens Sentinel-Journal, December 3, 1908]

1908: The article in our last issue about Mr. Jeremiah Looper hasbeenread with great interest and everyone says he is entitled to payforhis slaves. Mrs. Hendricks, a daughter of Mr. Looper, says whenSouthCarolina seceded that her father, then one of the wealthiest meninthis section, bought and had shipped home enough clothing, shoesandsupplies of all kind, such as could not be produced on the farm,tolast five years. She remembers him buying a car-load of salt,forwhich his brothers laughed at him. Her father replied thatourSouthern ports would be blockaded and he estimated it would takesomefive years for the North to conquer the South, so he did notintendhis family to suffer. Mrs. Hendricks said they had plenty ofnew andnice clothing, and all manner of household supplies during theentiretime of the war; they had sure-enough coffee, etc. This oldgentlemanhad certainly a prophetic mind. [The PickensSentinel-Journal,December 10, 1908]


Stephanie Forest



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Wife Stephanie Forest (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: David Forest
         Mother: Barbara Ellen Bagwell





Daniel Leitch and Winifred Forest



Husband Daniel Leitch 8 9

            AKA: Stanley
           Born: 11 Jun 1901 8 9 10
     Christened: 
           Died: 21 Jan 1976 8 9 10
         Buried: 


         Father: Donald Leitch (1878-1951) 8 9
         Mother: Sarah Hurren (1881-1909) 8 9


       Marriage: 

   Other Spouse: Letitia Saunders (1898-1944) 8 9

   Other Spouse: Agnes Belford (1906-1969) 8 9 - 13 Sep 1947 8 9 10




Wife Winifred Forest 8 9

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           Died: 3 Nov 1992 8 9
         Buried: 


General Notes (Husband)

[hurr01.GED]

[ehurren.ftw]

Stanley was married 3 times before he died. No information on them. Lived and died in Erin. No children. At time of his death he was married to Winifred and was an internationally known farm equipment dealer (Massey-Ferguson) The marriage date for Agnes Belford may be wrong - Sept. 13, 1947? The marriage date for Letitia Saunders may be wrong - Nov. 12, 1919?


Anne Elizabeth Forester



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Wife Anne Elizabeth Forester 11 12

           Born: 1803
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         Father: Cecil Weld-Forester (      -1828) 11 12
         Mother: Katharine Mary Manners (      -1829) 11 12





Annie Elizie Forester



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Wife Annie Elizie Forester 7

           Born: 11 Apr 1891 - TX
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           Died: 15 Nov 1916 - TX
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         Father: Jesse Wood Forester (1855-1937) 7
         Mother: Joanna Welborn (1860-1940) 7





Betty Jo Forester



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Wife Betty Jo Forester (details suppressed for this person)

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         Father: Henry R Forester (      -Bef 1998) 7 13
         Mother: Lillian Crane (1908-1998) 7 13





Bruce Richardson Forester



Husband Bruce Richardson Forester 7

           Born: 9 Dec 1893 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 14 Mar 1989 - Houston, TX
         Buried: 17 Mar 1989 - Houston, TX


         Father: Jesse Wood Forester (1855-1937) 7
         Mother: Joanna Welborn (1860-1940) 7


       Marriage: 




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Cliff Forester and Laura E Williams



Husband Cliff Forester (details suppressed for this person)

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Wife Laura E Williams 7 13

           Born: 9 Nov 1898 - , Logan, AR
     Christened: 
           Died: Feb 1976 - Clyde, Callahan, TX
         Buried: 


         Father: Samuel Houston Williams (1876-1946) 7 13
         Mother: Beulah Mary Partain (1880-1963) 7 13



   Other Spouse: Kenneth Blackard


General Notes (Wife)

Children: none


Freeman Rogers Forester



Husband Freeman Rogers Forester 7

           Born: 23 Sep 1898 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 13 Jan 1944 - Del Rio, TX
         Buried: 15 Jan 1944 - Del Rio, TX


         Father: Jesse Wood Forester (1855-1937) 7
         Mother: Joanna Welborn (1860-1940) 7


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James Forester



Husband James Forester (details suppressed for this person)

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         Mother: Lola Wallace (1892-1961) 7


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Jesse Wood Forester and Joanna Welborn



Husband Jesse Wood Forester 7

           Born: 27 Aug 1855
     Christened: 
           Died: 7 Apr 1937 - Athens, TX
         Buried: 9 Apr 1937 - Athens, TX
       Marriage: 13 Feb 1879 - Athens, TX




Wife Joanna Welborn 7

           Born: 13 Feb 1860 - SC
     Christened: 
           Died: 31 Dec 1940 - Athens, TX
         Buried: 2 Jan 1941 - Athens, TX


         Father: Capt James Younger Welborn (1839-1905) 7
         Mother: Matilda Savilla Ann Rogers (1839-1871) 7





Children
1 F Lula Mae Forester 7

           Born: 28 Nov 1879 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 12 Apr 1952 - Athens, TX
         Buried: 15 Apr 1952 - Athens, TX



2 M Jessie Forester 7

           Born: 24 Sep 1883 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 30 Aug 1952 - Del Rio, TX
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3 F Mamie Jewel Forester 7

           Born: 1 Mar 1886 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 27 Oct 1906 - Athens, TX
         Buried: 30 Oct 1906 - Athens, TX



4 M William Martin Forester 7

           Born: 14 Sep 1888 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 15 Jul 1966 - Athens, TX
         Buried: 18 Jul 1966 - Athens, TX



5 F Annie Elizie Forester 7

           Born: 11 Apr 1891 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 15 Nov 1916 - TX
         Buried: 



6 M Bruce Richardson Forester 7

           Born: 9 Dec 1893 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 14 Mar 1989 - Houston, TX
         Buried: 17 Mar 1989 - Houston, TX



7 F Ruby Edna Forester 7

           Born: 22 Jul 1896 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 7 Nov 1988 - Houston, MO
         Buried: 10 Nov 1988 - Houston, MO



8 M Freeman Rogers Forester 7

           Born: 23 Sep 1898 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 13 Jan 1944 - Del Rio, TX
         Buried: 15 Jan 1944 - Del Rio, TX



9 F Johnnie Lea Forester 7

           Born: 30 Nov 1900 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 30 Oct 1990 - Athens, TX
         Buried: 2 Nov 1990 - Athens, TX



10 M Joe Abner Forester 7

           Born: 23 Mar 1903 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 6 Dec 1993 - Ballinger, TX
         Buried: 





Jessie Forester



Husband Jessie Forester 7

           Born: 24 Sep 1883 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 30 Aug 1952 - Del Rio, TX
         Buried: 


         Father: Jesse Wood Forester (1855-1937) 7
         Mother: Joanna Welborn (1860-1940) 7


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Joe Abner Forester



Husband Joe Abner Forester 7

           Born: 23 Mar 1903 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 6 Dec 1993 - Ballinger, TX
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         Father: Jesse Wood Forester (1855-1937) 7
         Mother: Joanna Welborn (1860-1940) 7


       Marriage: 




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Johnnie Lea Forester



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Wife Johnnie Lea Forester 7

           Born: 30 Nov 1900 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 30 Oct 1990 - Athens, TX
         Buried: 2 Nov 1990 - Athens, TX


         Father: Jesse Wood Forester (1855-1937) 7
         Mother: Joanna Welborn (1860-1940) 7





Lula Mae Forester



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Wife Lula Mae Forester 7

           Born: 28 Nov 1879 - TX
     Christened: 
           Died: 12 Apr 1952 - Athens, TX
         Buried: 15 Apr 1952 - Athens, TX


         Father: Jesse Wood Forester (1855-1937) 7
         Mother: Joanna Welborn (1860-1940) 7







Sources


1 Jefferson County Records Vol.2 pg.841850 Census of Fairfield Co, Iowa.

2 SOURCES1.TITL: per Peg Thompson file 1999 <joepeg2@aol.com> 2.TITL: JoePeg History.FTW 3. TITL: desDKauffman.FTW 4. Maxwell Genealogy from Don.

3 Jefferson County Records Vol.2 pg.84.

4 Fairfield Ledger, Tues, July 20, 1937 3-1.

5 Fairfield Ledger, Sat. Mar 25,1961 8-2.

6 J. Feagin, Gedcom from J. Feagin.

7 Herman Geshwind, Old Pendelton District Database - a project of the Old Pendelton District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogica Society..

8 Ken Finch good, Gedcom from Ken Finch.

9 hurr01.GED.

10 Joyce Sprowl, handwritten notes (Oct. 1995).

11 Peter Western, </pre><a href="http://www.genealogydatabase.co.uk/tngsoonad.html">http://www.genealogydatabase.co.uk/tngsoonad.html</a><pre>.

12 Edward III Decendents.

13 L. David Roper, RoperJr.ged from L. David Roper.

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