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Re: Poston In Marion I have some Questions Please
Posted by: Dale Iwancio (ID *****8069) Date: May 08, 2007 at 17:12:02
In Reply to: Re: Poston In Marion I have some Questions Please by Mary Poston Welch of 1260

Hello Again, Mary:

Yes, I have seen the WWII draft record for Sylvester B. Poston Jr., as well as, Albert Rich Poston. Both of them state they were born in Johnsonville, SC. I just don't see a connection with these two and the Chesterfield County, SC Poston family. Maybe there is a connection, I just don't see it.

My search so far on Sylvester has him married to Lottie Lee Waldron. This comes from the 1930 Johnson, Williamsburg, SC census. His father and mother-in-laws are living with him and his family. They had Phillip G. age 9, Albert W. age 6, and Maudine age 4. I found a S. B. Poston Jr. age 4 in the 1900 Johnson, Williamsburg, SC census with N.O. Poston, widowed, married 12 yrs. age 44 with children M.E. age 12. E. age 9, A. R. age 7, and a E. Erwin mother, widowed, married 48 yrs. age 73 born in Ireland. I found Lottie Lee Waldron Poston in the 1900 & 1910 Mingo, Williamsburg SC census with her parents and siblings. Lottie was a twin to Lilly Mae Waldron.

I found Albert Rich Poston married to Sarah L. age 31 with children Albert R. age 5 and Robert B. age 1 7/12 in the 1930 census for Johnson, Williamsburg, SC. I believe I found him the 1920 Johnson, Williamsburg SC census with his cousin Olin Powell and his family.

I think that Albert Rich and Sylvester B. Poston are brothers. Look above at the 1900 census under Sylvester. It shows A. R. age 7 and S. B. Jr. age 4.

After all of the above, I don't see where they are connected to my Poston family. They, Albert and Rich, may have just decided to move to Chesterfield for work reasons. According to Albert's draft card, he was farming for a Tos. Owen in North Wilksbor, NC. Sylvester's draft registrations states that he was a student and was employed for the U.S. Govt at ORTC in Fort Oglethorpe GA.
Albert has green eyes and black hair while Sylvester has blue eyes and black hair.

Why were Sylvester and Albert in Chesterfield registering for the draft on June 5, 1917 (first registration)? We don't know. Could they have been living with family? I can't find this. Could it be the reason suggests below? I am not sure if this is true for them or not.

If a registrant was not living in his home town, he could register elsewhere and the card would be sent to his home draft board. In some rural counties, it may have been easier to travel to the bordering county to register and request that the registration be sent on to the actual county. Because itís possible that some registrations were never transferred, an individualís card may appear in a neighboring county or state.

I am at a loss with the above two fellows.

Let me know what you thinks.
Thanks a million,

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