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William Gaffney & wife Mira of Spartanburg Co., SC

William Gaffney & wife Mira of Spartanburg Co., SC

Posted: 31 May 2005 3:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gaffney, Byars
I'm hoping tp find someone out there who might know who William Gaffney's parents were. His wife's name was Mira. I have them on the 1860 & 1870 Spartanburg Co., SC Censuses. They had eleven or twelve children:
Jane, John, Samuel, Lucinda, Junius, Ellen, James, Ida, William, Joseph, Marcus & Katherine.
I'm guestamating William (the elder) was born abt. 1826 & Mira abt 1828 & both born in SC, as were all their children.
If anyone has any info on William & Mira and especially Wm's parents, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks!
Barb

Re: William Gaffney & wife Mira of Spartanburg Co., SC

Steve (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jul 2005 12:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
There was a "William Godolphin Gaffney" b.1832-d.1881
who was born in that area. It is not clear to me if he was the son or grandson of Michael Gaffney.
You may try writing the Chamber of Commerce---P.O. Box 294------111 E. Bernie St., Gaffney South Carolina
I hope this helps.

Re: William Gaffney & wife Mira of Spartanburg Co., SC

Posted: 26 Jul 2005 12:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Dec 2005 7:48PM GMT
Thank you for the suggestion, Steve. I'll give it a try.
Barb

Re: William Gaffney & wife Mira of Spartanburg Co., SC

Molly (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 2005 9:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gaffney
William Godolphin Gaffney was the son of Michael Gaffney. He was married to Myra Ann (aka Louise) Ross.
There is a remake of the Gaffney book out. You can probably still get copies as it was only published last year.
Hope this helps some. There is quite a bit of info in the book.
Molly

Below is the info offered last year.

Book Captain Robert MICHAEL Gaffney: of Gaffney South Carolina JOURNAL AND GENEALOGY.

New book printed aug 2004
Author Bobby Moss
over 4000 people with index

book $35.00 plus $4.00 Shipping; (tax $1.75 only if
Shipped to SC ADDRESS.)
Mailed media mail; usually takes about 2-3 weeks

Make checks payable to Bobby Moss.

mail: to Linda or Keith Robertson
394 Jolly Road
Gaffney, South Carolina.
29341

PHONE 864-487-7379 EMAIL ADDRESS lindarobertson@att.net
or lrobert500@yahoo.com

Re: William Gaffney & wife Mira of Spartanburg Co., SC

Posted: 29 Jan 2007 2:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a book on Michael Gaffney family published in 2004
cost is $35 plus $4 shipping and $1.75 sales tax ( Tax amount only if shipped to SC address )
book was published by Bobby MOSS
we still have some available
phone number 864-487-7379
email address therobertsons@bellsouth.net
Mail address 394 Jolly Road Gaffney SC29341
all checks made to Bobby Moss
takes about 2 weeks depending on when Bobby picks up from library to mail



William Godolphin Gaffney born 21 nov 1823 Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina ( now Cherokee County SC)

wife listed as Myra ann or Louise Ross

born 19 feb 1829 , SOUTH CAROLINA
we show 12 children in this family

Wm is the son of Michael Gaffney and Mary Polly SMith
!He resided on the Broad River. For many years he was the bookkeeper at the Ironworks at Cooperville.

CENSUS: 1850 census Spartanburg Dist., SC November 12, 1850 (page 328)
Gaffney, William 27 M Farmer b. SC
Mira 17 F b. SC
Sarah 4 F b. SC
John 2 M b. SC
Mary 1 F b. SC

Mira's age is not correct in this census. Her age in the following census records indicate this.



1870 census Spartanburg County, Limestone Township, SC July 1870
Gaffney, William 46 M Wfarmer realestate 2600 personal 900 b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Mira 43 F W keeping house b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
John 22 M W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Jane (Sarah) 25 F W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Junious 17 M W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Ellen 15 F W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Samuel 13 M W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Ida 11 F W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
William 8 M W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Joseph 6 M W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Marcus 3 M W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Katherine 1 F W b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Gaffney, Charlie 46 M B farm labor b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Stacy, Ellen 18 F B house help b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC

----------------
1880 census Spartanburg County, Limestone Springs Twsp., SC
Humphries, William 56 farmer b. SC father b. Ireland mother b. SC
Mira 53 wife keeping house b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Ida L 19 dau works on farm b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Joseph W 15 son works on farm b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Marquis L 13 son works on farm b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
Katie V 10 dau b. SC father b. SC mother b. SC
28 Jan 2007
1. William Godolphin Gaffney (b.1823;d.1882)
sp: Myra Ann or Louise Ross (b.1828;d.1900)
2. Sarah Jane Gaffney (b.1845)
sp: Isaaac W. Moore (d.1904)
2. John Michael Gaffney (b.1848;d.1905)
2. Mary Lucinda "Sis" Gaffney (b.1850;d.1932)
sp: Henry Mostella Sarratt (b.1844;m.1870;d.1910)
sp: Blackwell
2. Junius Henry Gaffney (b.1852;d.1904)
sp: Artilissa Victoria Byars (b.1861;d.1912)
2. Ella Ann Gaffney (b.1854)
sp: Monroe Saunders
2. Samuel Shelton Gaffney (b.1856;d.1945)
sp: Louisa "Lou" Jane Harris (b.1860;m.1878;d.1938)
2. Ida L. Gaffney (b.1859;d.1922)
sp: E. R. Broome
sp: J. G. Sarratt (m.1905)
2. William Ross Gaffney (b.1862;d.1877)
2. Joseph Walter Gaffney (b.1864;d.1931)
sp: Betty "Bettie" Brown (b.1877;m.1899;d.1952)
2. Marcus Leonard Gaffney (b.1866;d.1942)
sp: Jennie Rosanna Belk (b.1876;d.1967)
2. "Katy" Katherine Victoria Gaffney (b.1869;d.1882)
2. Jane Gaffney
sp: Ike Sarratt
sp: L. R. Rose

Bobby Moss only did the descendants of Michael Gaffney
I have Michael Gaffneys wife Mary polly Smith line
Posted: 29 Jan 2007 3:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith, Hamrick, Quinn, Godfrey, Wilkie, Meadows, White
Thank you for the information concerning the Gaffneys and about Bobby Moss' book. I can always pick up a copy from the Library when I come home to Gaffney at Easter. I am interested however in the Smith line you mentioned, since I have a line of Smiths also. I descend from Clater Smith and Mary Hamrick. Would they be of the same lines you have?
Barb
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