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 Joseph Griffith

Joseph Griffith Abney.  With the close of the war and the dismal situation that presented itself thereafter, he was one of several presents in August of 1865 at a meeting that formed the Southern Colonization Society in Edgefield, of this society he was elected the President. The purpose of the Society was to find new land for the defeated southerners in Brazil, and for a short time, he went with those who had decided to go to Brazil, however before long he returned to South Carolina and his home in Edgefield.

On Wednesday, February 2nd, 1870, after only ten hours of illness Colonel Abney died at his home in Edgefield, he was 48 years old. He had fallen victim to an epidemic of meningitis that was then raging through Edgefield County. His remains were laid to rest shortly after his death at the Willowbrook Cemetery in Edgefield, South Carolina.

He was Second Lieutenant in the Palmetto Regiment, commanded by Colonel Pierce Butler, during the War with Mexico, and was severely wounded at the battle of Cherubusco. Lieutenant Sumter was also wounded in the same battle, and though they were both wounded early in the engagement, yet they continued with their companies until the last shots were fired. In the War of Secession Joseph Abney was appointed Major in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States, and was placed in command of the Second Battalion of South Carolina Sharpshooters of three companies, commanded by Captains ReO. Chisolm, Joseph Blythe Allston, and Henry Buist. Appointed July 1862. This battalion was united with the Charleston Battalion under Lieutenant Colonel P. C. Gaillard and formed the Twenty-seventh South Carolina Infantry.   Major Abney was in all the battles around Petersburg until he was wounded at Drury's Bluff, in the attack by Beauregard on Butler. The Twenty-seventh South Carolina Infantry was in Johnson Hagood's Brigade, in the division of Major General Hoke, of North Carolina, Longstreet's corps.

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Jerome Klebert

Married Aimee Caroline Burnes, daughter of Thomas Burnes - the business partner of Phil Slaughter

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ADNET,                      August Theodore

August Theodore Adnet was the son of Jean Baptiste Adnet and Anne DeMestreau,  BIRTH 1847 • New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana, USA, DEATH 1886 • Brazil,  In 1868, his occupation was listed as "Collector" in New Orleans, Louisiana,  Immigrated with his wife and three children 1877,  Became a Brazilian Citizen. 

Source:  Olveira

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AINSLEY                  Louis J.

Louis J. Ainsley
Mr. Ainslee was born in Ireland, on April 3, 1833, and was therefore aged 83 years, 4 months, and 7 days at his death. His wife preceded him in death twelve years ago. After the Civil War, he left Missouri for Brazil and returned to Missouri after two years. He is survived by one son, Edward Ainslee of Brashear, Mo., and four daughters,

NameLouis I. Anshi


Regiment State/OriginMissouri

Regiment21st Regiment, Missouri Infantry


Rank InSecond Lieutenant

Rank OutSecond Lieutenant

Alternate NameLouis I./Ainslie

Film NumberM390 roll 1

Source:  Olveira
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Edward Frederick

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  Immigrant to Santarém - Hastings group, 

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James N. 

James N. Anderson immigrated from Alabama, USA,
Buried at Campo Cemetery, 

Sources:  Olveira, Campo Cemetery List

James N. Anderson
Son of Dr. F.H. and Mrs. C. S. Anderson
was born in
Countv, Alabama
August 23D, 1847.
and departed this
life at Santa Barbara Prov.
San Paulo Brazil,
October 27th,

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Lawson Annesley

Born 5 May 1795 in Bordentown, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]

[sibling(s) unknown]

Husband of Laura (Jones) Annesley — married 21 Jun 1837 in New Albany Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States

Father of Mary Ann (Annesley) Chamberlain

Died 30 Aug 1880 in Albany, Albany, New York, United States

Mary Ann Chamberlain formerly Annesley

Born 12 Oct 1840 in Albany, Albany, New York, United States


Daughter of Lawson Annesley and Laura (Jones) Annesley

[sibling(s) unknown]

Wife of George W. Chamberlain — married 30 Jun 1868 [location unknown]

[children unknown]

Died after 1930 [location unknown]

Source:  Olveira 

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Rev. David Gibson


Rev. David Gibson Armstrong  arrived in Brazil the same year, accompanied by his wife, Harriette Taylor Armstrong, a native of South Carolina, whom he had married in Charleston on July 8. They worked initially in Campinas for a short time. In November of 1892, as a result of the yellow fever epidemic in that city, the missionaries moved to Lavras.

Armstrong led the group of nine people who headed south to Minas:  TheArmstrongs, teachers Charlotte Kemper, Sallie H. Chambers, and Eliza Moore Reed, and four students, one of whom was the future Rev. José Ozias Gonçalves. Harriette, known among Brazilians like Henriqueta, became director of the boarding school for girls brought to Campinas.



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Mr. Ayers was the second husband of Mary Anne Moncrief, who was first married to William Terrell.  William died in 1861.  They were married in Brazil - date uncertain - shortly after she immigrated from Georgia, USA with her family.   

Sources: Oliveira,  Campo Cemetery Listing,

For more information see Terrell family page
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