I am still looking for any information on the above families from the 1800 - 1900's. My greatgrandparents James & Harriett (Sherman) Mays are found on the 1870 & 1880 Gantt Township Greenville Co. S.C. census in their 20's. Joseph Sherman age 49 & Maria at age 40 are also found on the 1870 same census. In this family, I am trying to find Nancy age 18, Jackson age 16, Charles age 5. No records of them after 1870. Harriett is the oldest child.
I do have some information on Charles Higdon born in Va in early 1800's & Elvira Higdon born in S.C. & their families. There were 19 children born to them.
I am also researching the family of Henry Ladson who married Louise (Pepper) born in S.C. in the early 1840's and had 13 children known. I see that there is a large contigent of Ladson families near Charlotte S.C. and they were probably slavery born.
It is so difficult to find documentation on these families before the Civil War period. Any information or contact information would be appreciated. I have discovered that there are a great many families who are related to one another and live right there in Greenville S.C. and surrounding counties. There are the Goldsmiths, the Goldens and more. Thanks Pat Thompson of Cleve Hts Ohio
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