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Re: African-American McCaskills in Cassatt, Kershaw Co., SC
Posted by: Paulette Forman (ID *****4629) Date: August 26, 2010 at 19:33:30
In Reply to: Re: African-American McCaskills in Cassatt, Kershaw Co., SC by Isabelle Zimmer of 747

Hi Isabelle! Thank you so very much for providing this information. I appreciate you sharing what you found with me.I am crying with joy just to find them.

I did have some information about both Jesse, Letha, and Amos and Lottie Doby. I did learn that there may not be a death certificate for Della. I wish I knew Letha's maiden name - I was told by the family it was "Huff". Not sure, though. My G-Grandpa Logan is said to be buried in Beulah Cemetary - Not sure where in SC Beulah Cemetary is located; but he was said to have been a Methodist. Hopes this help. I would love to find their gravesites.

Jesse's father was born in NC? I did not know that. I know the white McCaskills settled in NC from Scotland in the 1700s. The only white McCaskills I heard about was Kenneth, Peter, and a David McCaskill. Jesse was sharecropping David's land - Wondering if he was Jesse's father(?). Also,there was an elderly Negro man named Prince McCaskill who lived in Kershaw and had two sons named Isham and Nero. It is believed Prince is somehow related to Jesse and he could possibly be Jesse's father or Grandfather; Isham and Nero maybe Jesse's brothers or Uncles.

Grandma Mary. I think the records are mistaken because she was born in 1907 (May 17) to Della and Logan. Her sister was named Lottie and she was born sometime around 1910/1911. Grandma Mary had told us her mother died giving birth to Lottie. As you mentioned, she may have been pregnant - She was. For, in that year, she died in childbirth. My Grandma Mary was already born. She was living with her father and a woman named Mary E. Don't know who she was; but it was obvious that Logan and Della were separated. After Della died, Logan married a woman named Juanita (Don't know her maiden name).

I guess I would have to pay a visit to SC to find out the burial grounds, and other information about the Dobys and McCaskills. Last thing: Grandma Mary said the McCaskills were free people of color whereas the Dobys were once slaves. G-Grandpa Amos was certainly a slave in Darlington County. His mother was White and his father a Negro slave. So there is a lot of history on both sides I am eager to learn about. Again, I would appreciate you sharing a copy of Logan's death certificate. I am trying to find Lottie's and Mary's sister Lottie's (died of Kidney failure in 1933).

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