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Looking for South Carolina Orphans 1810

Looking for South Carolina Orphans 1810

Tammy Hayes (View posts)
Posted: 7 Aug 2002 12:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking for any info on how to contact the orphan list from South Carolina , Halifax county in 1810 , If any one knows what to do please help me looking for parents of gggrandmother............ Tammy

Odd Fellows Orphan Home- Greenville, SC, 1905-1928

Posted: 15 Sep 2002 10:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Dec 2003 3:13AM GMT
I am researching the Odd Fellows Orphan Home, which existed in Greenville, SC, between 1905 and 1928. I have a list of the orphans who were residents there between 1905 and 1915. Please email me and I'll see if I can help. E C Simpson

Re: Odd Fellows Orphan Home, Greenville, SC

Posted: 9 Jun 2003 3:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Sep 2006 3:58AM GMT
Surnames: Wilson
I am trying to find a listing for one of my Great Uncles, who supposedly was in an orphanage in SC. Would you be so kind as to see if there was a Victor Otis Wilson listed in the Odd Fellows Orphanage? Thank you.

Re: Odd Fellows Orphan Home, Greenville, SC

Posted: 11 Feb 2006 9:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blount
Myrtle Blount was an orphan in some orphanage in SC from 1921 until age 18. She would like to know about her family. She has alzheimers and forgets a lot. The home may have been in Mullins and was a Methodist Home. Her mother was unwed and Myrtle, also called Sally, was born with a severe cleft palate and lip. I love this woman dearly and would like to share some information to her. She was born on August 1921 in Grady Memorial hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and put up for adoption.
Thank you,
Diane
dianehammsciara@aol.com

Re: Odd Fellows Orphan Home- Greenville, SC, 1905-1928

Posted: 16 Nov 2006 3:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Can you check to see if James Spencer Rice was a resident? It would have been the early 1920's. THis is my husband's father.
Do you have info on the orphanage itself?
Thanks.
Leisa Rice

Re: Odd Fellows Orphan Home- Greenville, SC, 1905-1928

Posted: 10 Jun 2007 8:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Carter, Chitwood
I'm searching for the source of where my father was in early 1920 at age 7 (dob:April 26, 1912). He is listed in the 1930 Federal census as one of two adopted sons of Joseph and Rebecca Carter of Fish Pond Township, Bamberg County, SC. My father was listed as Paul at age 17. Another adopted son Kenneth age 8 (I'm not certain if Kenneth is a biological brother to my father Paul).
The Carter's appear in the 1910 & 1920 Federal census at the same Fish Pond address with no children listed. Would you please let me know if either Paul or Kenneth are listed at the Odd Fellows Orphanage. I have come to believe that my father's surname could have been Chitwood. I have recently been told by my sister that she had found an old bible that belonged to my father (Paul Monroe Carter 1912-1999) that had an entry that may be his biological parents: Gable Chitwood and Lucy Chitwood. I am currently just beginning my search using these names and would appreciate your assistance. Thanks, carterpjay@aol.com

Re: Looking for South Carolina Orphans 1810

Posted: 1 Jul 2009 12:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
This has little or nothing to do with former S.C orphans but according to my mother, Mary Louise Durham my grand father, John Matherson Durham who was a superintendent at Cannon mills bought the then abandoned Odd Fellows Home during the depression to house his family of a wife and 10 children. There was Ann, Maude Sam Jimmy, Frank, Helen, Mary, (my mother) Ben, Jean and Johnny. My mother said that they lived there until after she left high school in 1936 in order to help support her family by working at Cannon Mills on the sewing line. After WW-II broke out in about 1942, granddad sold the place and she, my grandfather, and my aunt Helen moved to Santa Monica, California to work for Douglas Aircraft.

Does anyone remember them?
John Gertig
psp@frontiernet.net

Re: Odd Fellows Orphan Home- Greenville, SC, 1905-1928

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 1:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
EC Simpson, I dont know if you are still available but if so my grandmother was adopted from an orphanage in Greenville, SC in 1914(officially). She was born in 1911 in Atlanta but the adoption papers say she came from an orphanage in Greenville operated by the South Carolina Childrens Home Society.My mother and her sister and brothers would like to find out any information they can on her. Please let me know if this is something you may be able to help me with.I have her name before the adoption if you think you can help. Thanks

Re: Odd Fellows Orphan Home- Greenville, SC, 1905-1928

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 9:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is an orphanage that still operates today in Columbia, South Carolina. It has been there a very long time. It is Epworth Methodist Children's Home. In the census these orphans show up as inmates which leads one to think they are convicts, but they are not, they orphans.

Re: Odd Fellows Orphan Home- Greenville, SC, 1905-1928

Posted: 2 Dec 2013 7:43PM GMT
Classification: Birth
Hi, My granny was born in a place call seven pines, south Carolina. I was told that this is not a city but a location that someone would give to locate where they were born. My granny was adopted and went to live in Aberdeen North Carolina. A Presbyterian Minister or Synod adopted her. It was stated that she was born in 1906-7. I don't know what her birth name would have been but she was part black and part white. it seemed that perhaps a campaign was happening where children were being adopted. My ggrand parent didn't have kids or they died young. William Jones Rankin would have been able to travel because he held the office similar to a bishop but a synod in North Carolina. thank you!
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