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Francis Marion Alewine (1845-1923), Abbeville, SC, Civil War Vet
Posted by: Bill Alewine (ID *****9286) Date: May 17, 2008 at 19:20:11
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Are you related to Francis Marion Alewine (1845-1923), Abbeville County, SC? Would love to hear from you. Here are my notes. Everything here is my original research. Enjoy. - Bill Alewine

Francis Marion5 Alewine (Abraham4, Michael3, Michael2, John George1) was born 13 May 1845 in South Carolina, and died 03 Feb 1923 in Due West, Abbeville County, SC. He married (1) Emma E. Low Abt. 1869 in South Carolina, daughter of Benjamin Low and Elizabeth (Unknown). She was born Jul 1843 in South Carolina, and died Abt. 1900 in South Carolina. He married (2) Bernice M. Brock Abt. 1900 in South Carolina. She was born Abt. 1870 in South Carolina, and died 30 Aug 1928 in Anderson County, SC.

Notes for Francis Marion Alewine:
1850 US Census, Savannah River Regiment, Abbeville County, SC, 4 Oct 1850, dwelling/household #1247, p. 260: Marion is a 4 year-old toddler living with his parents, Abram Alewine, 70, a hireling, and his mother Betsy Alewine, 50. Marion has 6 brothers and sisters: John, 20, a hireling, Harriet, 18, Susan, 16, George 14, Milly, 12, Josephine, 8. All were born in SC.

1860 US Census, Level Land, Abbeville County, SC, 29 Aug 1860, p. 220: Marion,14, is living with his parents, Abraham, 65, a day laborer and Elizabeth, 40. Marion has three older siblings: Susan, 24, Milley, 20, and Josephine, 18. All were born in SC.

1864-1865 Confederate Service Records, National Archives, Washington, DC: Marion Francis Alewine, served in the Civil War. Enlisted at Dalton, GA 24 Jan 1864 at age 18, for three years. Was due $50 for enlisting, but no record of payment. Private, Company I, 19th Regiment of South Carolina Infantry. Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina, on 1 May 1865 while serving under General Joseph E. Johnston in Company E, Walker's Battalion, South Carolina Infantry.

Marion served in the same company of men with his brothers Joseph Addison Alewine, George Washington Alewine and his first cousin John Darby Alewine.

About 1869 Francis Marion Alewine married Emma E. Low.

1870 US Census, Martin, Anderson County, SC, 27 Jul 1870, p. 31: F. M. Alewine, 31, a day laborer, and Emma, 22, his wife are living with their only child, an infant son, George, born May 1870, and Emma's mother, Bettie Lowe, 65. F. M. cannot read or write.

1880 U.S. Census, Due West, Abbeville County, SC, 12 Jun 1880, ED 14, p. 36: F. M., 24, is a laborer. He and his wife E. E. Alewine, 36, have 3 children in the home, all boys: Geo. B., 9, at school; J. H., 6 and J. A., 5. Elizabeth Low (mother-in-law) is also in the household. Her father was born in Germany, her mother was born in SC.

1900 U.S. Census, Due West, Abbeville County, SC, 15 June 1900, ED 12, Sheet 7: Francis Marion has been married to Emma for 30 years. Have had 5 childern, all with 5 living. [Who are the other 2? Is Annie Brock, born abt. 1881 a daughter? See 1900 Census, James and Annie Brock are boarding James A. Alewine, 25.] Living next door to their son, John Henry and his wife Eva.

About 1900 death of wife, Emma Low Alewine. [Buried at First Creek or Little River Cemeteries?]

About 1900 married Bernice Brock.

Married Couples Prior to 1900 in Abbeville, South Carolina, by Larry Pursley, 2003, p. 2: Marvin Alewine married Burnet Brock ca 1898 from Abbeville Press Banner newspaper.

Little River Baptist Church Membership Records, Honea Path, SC, p. 53: Marion Alewine joined August 31, 1909. Also listed as F. M. Alewine.

1910 U.S. Census, Due West, Abbeville County, SC, 27 Apr 1910, ED 15, p. 19A: Francis Marion, 63, is a farmer and has been married twice. He and Bernie, 40, have been married for 9 years [abt. 1900]. This is Bernie's first marriage. She and Francis have had 4 children. [Who are the other 2? Probably hers from a prior marriage.] Their children, Lillian, 10, [Is Lillian a child from Bernie's prior marriage?] and Clyde, 7, are in the household. Francis indicates he served in the Confederate Army. Francis' sister, Susan Rice, 70, is living with the family in 1910. She is a widow and has had 2 children.

1919 Confederate Veteran's Pension, Class A, for "Those, who as a result of wounds received in the war, are physically helpless... and whose income does not exceed $150. " Francis Marion Alewine's pension application dated 26 Sep 1919, states "Slightly wounded - Present condition blind in one eye and can not see much out of the other. Health bad." Stated he served from about December 1863 to 26 Apr 1965, under Captain Addison Clincscales in Company I, 19th Regiment. Currently residing at RFD Belton, Anderson County, SC.

1920 US Census, Due West, Abbeville County, 14 Jan 1920, SC, ED 12, Sheet 11A: Francis M. Alewine, 75, is a farmer and renting his residence. His wife, Bernie, 56 and their son Marion C., 18, are also in the household. Their daughter, Lillian Clamp, and her husband, Monroe are living next door. The Davis Brock [Bernie's son from her prior marriage?] household are their neighbors on the other side.

Little River Baptist Church Membership Records, Honea Path, SC, p. 53: Marion died February 3, 1923.

South Carolina Death Certificate #1831: Marion Alewine, farmer, born 13 May 1846 in SC, died 3 Feb 1923 in Due West, Abbeville County, SC. Cause of death: apoplexy with bright's disease as contributory. Parents were not known to L. O. Brock the informant. Burial at Little River cemetery, 4 Feb 1923. W. A. Shirley was undertaker.

Cemetery Records of Abbeville County, SC, Vol. 1, R. Wayne Bratcher, p.60: Marion F. Alewine, 13 May 1845 - 3 Feb 1923, Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, Honea Path, South Carolina.

Grave Marker Inscription, Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, Honea Path, Abbeville County, SC: Marion F. Alewine, born May 13, 1845, died Feb. 3, 1923. Inscription: "He was the sunshine of our home."

Notes for Emma E. Low:
1860 US Census, Regiment 2, Anderson Court House, SC: Benjamin Low, 66, Elizabeth Low, 62, Sarah A. Low, 21, and Emma E. Low, 15 [abt. 1845].

Notes for Bernice M. Brock:
1900 US Census, Due West, Abbeville County, SC, ED 13, 15 Jun 1900, Sheets 7 and 8: Burnice Brock, 45, born May 1855, is a widow [7yrs?] living in her son, James Brock's household. She has had 2 children, both living. James A. Alewine, 25, her future step-son is a border in the home.

South Carolina Death Index: Bernice Alewine, born abt. 1864, died 30 Aug 1928, Anderson County.
Children of Francis Alewine and Emma Low are:
       i.       George Benjamin6 Alewine, born May 1870 in Martin, Anderson County, SC; died 27 Jul 1932 in Anderson, Anderson County, SC.
       ii.       John Henry Alewine, born 25 Jul 1873 in South Carolina; died 07 Oct 1946 in Anderson County, SC.
       iii.       James A. Alewine, born 30 Aug 1874 in South Carolina; died 12 Jun 1922 in Martin, Anderson County, SC.

Children of Francis Alewine and Bernice Brock are:
       i.       Lillian M.6 Alewine, born 22 Jun 1900 in South Carolina; died 15 Feb 1968 in Honea Path, Anderson County, SC.
       ii.       Marion Clyde Alewine, born 28 Mar 1903 in Due West, Abbeville County, SC; died 13 Mar 1952 in Anderson Memorial Hospital, Anderson, SC.

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