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About 1912
A Little Pyles Family History
We can trace the Pyles famiy to VINCENT GODFEY PYLES
From "Genealogy of the Dodson (Dotson), Lucas, Pyles, Rochester, and Allied Family"

By Silas Emmett Lucas   (NOTE:  (RED) additions are from  added information from other sources included by editor) 

VINCENT GODFREY PILES Vincent Godfrey Piles-born – 1682 ; died – in Essex Co., Virginia.; married. ca. 1710 in Essex Co., Virginiaa.; . after Oct. 10, 1709.  (ESSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA MARRIAGE INDEX, Page 129  States marriage was in 1723)   ( Laventory of estate recorded Dec. 20, 1742 in Essex Co., Virginia.) Married Rebecca Harwar (she was a widow of Thomas Hines at time of marriage to Vincent Godfrey Pile (or Piles). Rebecca Harwar was the daughter of Samuel Harwar of Essex Co., Va, whose wife was Anne Killman. (Harwar also spelled Harware and Harroway). Anne ( Killman) Harwar was a daugh ter of John Killman and Margery –.

Issue of VINCENT GODFREY PYLES 

    SAMUEL PYLES -born 1711-; and died. ca. 1787 in Essex Co., Virginia. (Note that Samuel was bor in 1711  - The marriage record for his father states that he was married in 1723.  Does this mean that Rebecca Harwar is not his mother? Or, were Vincent and Rebecca together 12 years before he married her?) 

Will probated June 21, 1779 in Essex Co., Virginia.; married. in 1746 (Nancy or Nanny) Ms. Anne Williams (a widow) (not sure if she is Reuben Pyles mother or if Samuel Pyles was married before. Anne, widow of Richard Williams of Essex Co., Virginia.

 

 Issue of (a) SAMUEL PYLES 

    REUBEN PYLES was -born. circa. 1742–1745 in Essex Co., Virginia, near Hobbs Hole on the 

Rappahannock River and died. ca. 1835/1840 in Abbeville District., South Carolina; He married Esther (Hester) Rochester who was born ca. 1752 in Westmoreland County, Virginia and   died ca. 1812/1814 in Abbeville District., South  Carolina. Marriage bond dated November 13 1770, Granville County, North Carolina.

 

In 1772 Reuben Pyles lived in Granville County, North Carolina and he served in the Revolutionary War, as a private in the Abbeville County, South Carolina troops. He and wife are buried at the Little River Church Cemetery, Abbeville District, South Carolina. Esther (Rochester) Pyles was the daughter of John Rochester and his wife Esther (Hester) Thrift – Esther Rochester Pyles' brother, Colonel Nathaniel Rochester founded the city of Rochester, New York.   Esther Thrift born in September 6, 1726 and died in 1773. She was married ca. 1740 to John Rochester born ca. 1708 and died November 11, 1754. Esther Thrift was a daughter of Anne Gower (pronounced Gore) – She was  born. ca. 1700 and died, before April 24, 17755 and married before January, 1727 to William Thrift who was born September, 20 1699 and died in 1776.

Reuben and Esther would have at least three children:

1.  WILLIAM PYLES

2.  Mary Pyles 

3.  Lewis J. Pyles

     WILLIAM PYLES

BIRTH 20 MAY 1780 • Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 12 APR 1844 • Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

Elizabeth Rosamond   She was the daughter of James Rosemond and Lettice Tillman

BIRTH 25 OCT 1785 • Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 19 SEP 1852 • Georgia, USA

From:  Find A Grave

William married Mary E. Rosamond. He died before 1 Febraury 1836 as this is when his will was files.

Abstract of Abbeville District, Will of William Pyles, Box 72, Pack 1760

Estate admnr. February 1, 1836 by Jas. F. Wyatt, William Mattison, Redmon G. Wyatt, bound to Moses Taggart Ord., sum $20,000.00. Legatees Nancy daughter, wife of Jas. F. Wyatt, Matilda, wife of Lemuel Johnson, Sally, wife of Joel Stone, Elizabeth, Lewis, Samuel Pyles. Robert R. Seawright and wife.

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Pyles family homesites 1875, Americana

Rev. Samuel Milton Pyles was a Baptist minister and most of those in his group were of that denomination. Most were not slave owners and had no desire to be, but instead simply wanted to get away from the Reconstruction government to a place where they could rebuild their lives and provide safety and prosperity for their families. He was a resident of Georgia when the war began but moved to Florida and served as a minister or chaplain to five companies of Florida troops. He had settled in Greenwood by the end of the conflict.

 

Such feelings intensified when the U.S. Army declared martial law in Florida on April 8, 1867. The war had been over for two years by that point and no widespread outbreaks of violence were reported. The measure was part of the “Radical Reconstruction” law passed by Congress over the veto of President Andrew Johnson. Many northern Republicans felt that the Southern states should be punished for their participation in secession and the war and the new act made sure that they would be.

 

Rev. Pyles led his group north to New York from Jackson County since emigration from Southern ports was prohibited. The final number that went from Jackson County was 30, although 49 more left from the adjoining states of Alabama and Georgia:

 

FOR BRAZIL. – The steamer North American from this port yesterday, took out quite an installment of the long-talked of Southern emigration to Brazil. More than 200 emigrants left. – Of these 136 were from Texas, 25 from Georgia, 24 from Alabama, and 30 from Florida. The passenger list indicates a large immigration by families. Many children are enrolled, and in the Florida list the emigrants are mostly registered under the names of the Findley, the Scarwhite or the Piles family. – N.Y. Com. Adv. [II]

Among those known to have gone south with Rev. Pyles were his daughter, Julia Antoinette Pyles Minchin, and her husband, Joseph Long Minchin. He served in Company I, 4th Florida Infantry (CSA) and fought in several of the largest battles of the war including Chickamauga and Atlanta.

 

Information on Minchin indicates that the Pyles group arrived in Brazil on June 24, 1867. He initially found work as the foreman of a coffee plantation but soon purchased 900 acres of his own. Although many Confederados – as they were called in Brazil – found life there more difficult than expected and eventually returned to the United States, the Pyles and Minchins did not. Joseph Long Minchin was still living on his farm near Nova Odessa in 1921. [III]

 

Rev. S.M. Pyles, the leader of the group, also lived out his life in Brazil. He died there on April 9, 1898 and is buried in the famed Campo Cemetery in Sao Paolo. It was established as a burial place for the Confederados and is the scene of the annual reunion of Confederado families. His wife, Nancy Pyles, survived him to die in Brazil on April 1, 1912. She is also buried at Campo.

 

Members of the Pyles and other families from Jackson County still live in Brazil to this day.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE RASOR FAMILY PAPERS DONATED TO THE  "CAROLINIANA LIBRAY" AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Rasor Family Papers, 1812-1943

This collection of four hundred sixty-five manuscripts documents the Rasor family of Ware Shoals (a town located along the Saluda River in the South Carolina counties of Abbeville, Greenwood, and Laurens) through several generations and different branches of the family tree. The range of history covered would do credit to a triple-decker historical novel. The family patriarch, Christian Rasor (1760-1848), a Revolutionary War veteran, moved to the area from Virginia about 1791 and is buried at Greenville Presbyterian Church near Donalds (Abbeville County, S.C.).

The collection includes a manuscript copy of his will, dated 26 January 1844, and a typescript of his Revolutionary War pension application in the National Archives. The collection centers around the family of Christian's second son, Ezekiel Rasor (1797-1876). Most of the letters were written to family members in Greenwood County (S.C.) by relatives who had moved west. Ezekiel's older sister Elizabeth Rasor (1790-1882), for instance, married the Rev. Thomas Pharr (1789-1854), a Presbyterian clergyman. Pharr's pastoral duties took him to Itawamba County (Mississippi), where Elizabeth corresponded with Ezekiel during the 1850s and after the Civil War. She died in 1882 while visiting in South Carolina and is buried at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Abbeville County (S.C.).

Ezekiel's son-in-law, the Rev. Samuel Milton Pyles (1816-1898) and his daughter Nancy Almina Rasor Pyles (1819-1912), wrote occasionally from Farmersville (near Summerville, Georgia). Pyles was a Baptist clergyman who conducted his ministry in a true sectarian spirit. On 25 June 1856 he reported: 66 We have no religious news, only there are great efforts being made by some of our Baptist brethren, to build up the cause of Christ & equally great being made by pedoBaptist to pull down, and build up manism. God has said for our encouragement that his kingdom (the Gosple kingdom) shall break in pieces and consume all other kingdoms and that it shall be given (not to pedobaptists, who baptize unconcious & unbelieving infants) but to the [Bapti]sts of the most high God. On 26 April 1858 he wrote, I have now before me a verry difficult and laborious work..., It is to preach a sermon before the `General Meeting' on the subject of the Image of the beast, (This is by appointment of 12 months standing). You can form some Idea of the Labour, I shall have to go to—the rise of the beast, show his origin, character and works, then I shall be expected to present his Image in suficiently forcibly and vivid coulors for the peculiar characteristicks of the beast to be seen in the Image. This will not only array `Rome' or Roman catholicks (`The beast') But all protestants against me afresh...but there is consolation. I will have some of the best orators of Georgia to back me, and they think I can present the historical fact and sustain them....Give our love to all the friends & tell The Baptists of the Saluda for the Lords sake & sake of the Baptist caus which is His, Never to let Fuller, Justin, & Johnson make Pedoes of them.

Near the end of the Civil War, Pyles and his wife moved to Florida. During Reconstruction they left the United States and emigrated to Brazil with a group of Confederate exiles who departed in the brig Derby from Galveston (Texas). (See "Billy Bud - His Story" for the fascinating story of the "Derby"  -  Under the New Texas Colony)  Rarely do the postwar family papers make reference to them, but when Ezekiel died in 1876, his son Ezekiel Barmore Rasor (1833-1907) wrote them via registered mail concerning the estate settlement. Then in 1899, Ezekiel Barmore's older brother James Christian Rasor (b. 1822), made inquiries about their long-absent sister, and on 19 September he received a reply from her son A. Judson Pyles (1851- 1911), in which he spoke at length about the family's experience in Brazil as Confederados: 

Named for:  Adoniram Judson, Jr. (August 9, 1788 – April 12, 1850) was an American Congregationalist and later Particular Baptist[1] missionary, who served in Burma for almost forty years. At the age of 25, Adoniram Judson was sent from North America to preach in Burma. His mission and work with Luther Rice led to the formation of the first Baptist association in America to support missionaries

My parents came to Brazil in [18]67 from Florida where we had been living for three years. There were seven of us came with them, four boys an[d] three girls. My second sister Julia was maried in the states. The others all maried in this country and up to a year and a half ago were all living. My father died and one sister and a brother-in-law....My mother has forty one grandchildren living and three dead. Our children all speak portugues and the larger ones speak english....All of them that are large enough to go to school study english and we speak it allmost entirely at home but the little ones take to the portugues mainly because the servants and laborers speak it and I believe it is easier to learn than english anyway. I think up to two years ago this was a better country for a poor man than the States but things are going badly wrong now, in fact the country almost bankrupt owing to bad government and various causes....The country has been spending immense sums bri[n]ging immigrants and now they are leaving by the thousand on account of the hard times, the immigrants are mostly Italians with a good many portuguese and spanish. Our laborers here are a mixture of brazillian, negroes, Spanish, portuguese & Italians with a few from northern Europe. We have a number of american boarding schools nearly all run by missionaries, mostly Methodist. The Presbyterians come next and then the Baptists.

"Billy Bud - His story"  The tragic trip of the Derby

PYLES Family Members Buried at Campo Cemetery

            PYLES      

            Adoniram Judson        06-08-1851  26-04-1911


            Alice                                   24-09-1896  27-06-1900


            Edward Townsend        23-11-1892  08-08- 1960


            Ezekiel Belton                01-10-1847  15-12-1916


            Ezekiel S.                         -----[1895] 29-12-1919  aged 24


            Flemin Margaret          11-03-1856  03-01-1917  a                                                                            McKnight


            Luiz Judson                   11-01-1898  20-10-1968


            James Milton                 09-11-1858  08-04-1928  sp. of

                                                        Octavia Dumas


            Josephine F.                  21-01-1854  06-08-1935  a                                                                          McKnight


            Julia S.                             30-04-1877  23-10-1966


            Nancy A. [E.]                 04-09-1819  01-04-1912  Nancy

                                                       Elmira Banymore Razor


            Octavia Dumas              18-05-1889  06-06-1945


            Oscar L.                           16-03-1880  21-07-1953


            Samuel M.[Milton]     04-03-1816  09-04-1898  sp. of                                                                 Nancy A.


            William J.                       24-07-1896  18-03-1967

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The descendants of Samuel Milton Pyles and Nancy Almina Raysor quality for membership to the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolutions through Christian Raysor

RAYSOR, CHRISTIAN

 

DESCENDANTS LIST

 Member:  -- Name Restricted --    

Nat'l #: 870183     Ancestor #: A093825

1.  -- Generation Restricted --

2. -- Generation Restricted --

3  -- Generation Restricted --

4.    The Said -- Name Restricted -- was the child of Samuel Ezekiel Richey born on 1 - Sep - 1877 at Abbeville SC   died at Carteret NJ on 27 - Jul - 1963 and his ( 1st ) wife Lillie Maude Hughes born on 24 - Oct - 1880 at Laurens SC  died at Carteret NJ on 31 - Mar - 1953 married on 8 - Dec - 1898  married at prob SC

5.  The Said Samuel Ezekiel Richey was the child of Joseph J Richey born on 26 - Nov - 1846 at Abbeville SC   died at Abbeville SC on 24 - May - 1925 and his ( 1st ) wife Margaret Jane Raysor born on 27 - Nov - 1844 at Abbeville SC  died at Abbeville SC on 2 - Nov - 1915 married on 22 - Nov - 1874  married at prob SC

6.  The Said Margaret Jane Raysor was the child of  James Christian Raysor born on 15 - Jun - 1822 at Abbeville SC  died at Cross Hill Laurens Co SC on 2 - Mar - 1907 and his ( 1st ) wife  Lucy Ann Agnew born on 27 - Jul - 1827 at SC died at _______________ on 22 - May - 1905 married on 9 - Feb - 1843  

7.  The Said James Christian Raysor was the child of  Ezekiel Raysor born on 26 - Jul - 1797 at SC   died at Abbeville SC on 2 - Oct - 1876 and his ( 1st ) wife 

Permelia Barmore born on 27 - Dec - 1797 at Abbeville SC died at Abbeville SC on 22 - May - 1879 married on 6 - Nov - 1817  

8.  The Said Ezekiel Raysor was the child of Christian Raysor born on 14 - Aug - 1760 at Sussex Co NJ   died at Abbeville Dist SC on 16 - Dec - 1848 and his ( 1st ) wife Sarah Simms born on - - 1765 at _______________ died at _______________ on 27 - Aug - 1840 married on - - 1781  

 

ASSOCIATED ANCESTOR (REVOLUTIONARY) RECORD

RAYSOR, CHRISTIAN

Ancestor #: A093825

Service: VIRGINIA    Rank(s): PRIVATE

Birth: 8-14-1760    SUSSEX CO NEW JERSEY

Death: 12-16-1848     ABBEVILLE DIST SOUTH CAROLINA

Pension Number: R8599V

Service Source: R8599V

Service Description: 

1) CAPTS POLLARD, RICE, JAMES CLARK, FINCKS
2) MAJS BOYCE, THOMAS GRAVES

Family Line of Descent from William Pyles of Abbeville, Sounth Carolina
William Pyles

BIRTH 20 MAY 1780 • Level Land, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA, DEATH 12 APR 1844 • Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

Married:

Elizabeth Rosamond

BIRTH 25 OCT 1785 • Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA,  DEATH 19 SEP 1852 • Georgia, USA

Children:

1.  

Lewis J Pyles   

1800–1877l  

Married:

Malinda Blackburn   1817–1864

CHILDREN:

               1. 

               Alkanza Jane Pyles   1840-1913

               Married

               James Harvey Brownlee   1842-1893

               2.  

               Johm Lewis Pyles   1841- 1922

               Married

               Sarah Jane "Sallie" Neeley

               3.

               Matilda Analine Pyles  1843-1844  Died Young

               4. 

               Annie Elizabth Pyles 1846-1917

                Married 1st;

               Oscar Leonard Jennings 1916-1867

               Married 2nd:

               William Herman Stahl   1847-1923

               5. 

               Lafayette Washington Pyles  -1847-1856  Died Young

               6.

               Addison Coleman Pyles  1849-1853  Died Young

               7.  

               Abner Blackburn Pyles  -1852-1897

               Married:

               Mary Elizabeth Berry   1858-1945

               8.

               Milton Vandiver Pyles  1854-1934

               Married:

               Laura Maretta King   1869-1889

               9. 

               Newton Cunningham Pyles 1855-1921

               10.

               William "Willie" Walter Pyles   1859-1932

               Married:

               Etta Smith  1875-1943

2.  

Nancy Rosamond Pyles

1804–1872

BIRTH 20 JUN 1804 • Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 24 FEB 1872 • Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, USA

Married

Col. James Foster Wyatt 

1801–1868

BIRTH 01 MAY 1801 • Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 10 MAR 1868 • Anderson County, South Carolina, USA

BURIAL

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery

Anderson County, South Carolina, USA Add to Map


Obituary of Col. James Foster Wyatt

Col. James Foster Wyatt breathed his last on the 10th inst., at 10 o'clock and 45 minutes a.m. For nine weeks he had been painfully and unceasingly afflicted, during which time he had the constant attention of two practical physicians, as well as the unwearying viligance of a devoted family, joined with the unceasing attention of kind neighbors, but all in vain. He is gone.

 

On Wednesday, 11th, his remains were carried into Pisgah Church where he held membership and at 3 o'clock p.m. a funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. T. R. Gary, from the text: "If a man die shall he live again:, Job 14:14. The sermon was earnest and appropriate and listened to by a large congregation of weeping relatives, friends and neighbors and if sectarian prejudice exists, it seemed to have been left behind on the occasion for Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians all seemed by their deportment to say "we have lost a brother." The religious services were concluded by a few words of exhortation and kind cheer to the bereaved family, by Rev. J. M. Pickens and prayer by Rev. F. G. Carpenter and then the corpse was consigned to the grave in the burying ground near by, there to rest until the last, loud trumpet shall announce that time shall be no longer.

 

Thus passed away one of Carolina's noblest sons, in his 67th year. He was born May 1, 1801. Married early in life and commenced a career of usefulness which terminated only with his life. In politics he was an appreciative voter, in the military he delighted and early commenced a volunteer career, working up through the various grades of promotion until he honored the old 4th Regiment by being its Colonel. Afterwards, when he had become too aged to endure the hardships of active field duty, he took the Colonelcy of the 42nd Regiment, while younger patriots went forth to battle for the sunny South. This position he held until our militia system became extinct. But the best remains to be told. He was not only a patriot and a gentleman, but a Christian, for "The tree shall be known by its fruit." The hungry went not from his door empty; the sick found him at their bedside; those in grief had his sympathy; they who were at variance found in him a peace-maker. But the Judgement Day will open the book and there the fruit will be seen.

 

He pondered well before he acted; for though strictly moral, he never joined the Christian Church until 1860, when he united with the Baptist Church at Pisgah, where he was a zealous and attentive member and an officer in the church to the time of his decease. Fully conscious of his approaching dissolution, he set his house in order. Not only did he bear his affliction with Christian fortitude but looked forward to the future welfare of his bosom companion and those over whom God had given him charge and having finished his course, he folded his hands over his heart and passed away without a struggle. A community feels sensibly the loss; but if our loss be his eternal gain, then let us dry up our tears and pray that we, too, may die the death of the Christian. Brother of Redmond Grigsby Wyatt, son of Elijah Wyatt and Mary Grigsby Foster Wyatt. Dec. 11, 1867.

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN:

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Wyatt Home Place, near
Easley, South Carolina
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Annie Elizabeth Pyles
Col. James Foster Wyatt

1.

Ludy Asbury Wyatt  1823–1885

Married

Mary Ann Woodfin   1832–1887

2.

Pvt. Redmond Foster Wyatt Pvt.

1825–1864

Ddeathplace: Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia during the War Between the States; 4:44 A.M.

Married Nancy Ophelia Brownlee Rasor on April 08, 1847 in Abbeville District, South Carolina.

Redmond Foster Wyatt served in the Confederate Army as a private of Company G, 22nd Regiment South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. He served late in the war and was killed at the age of 36 in the blow up at Petersburg, Virginia, July 30, 1864. His son John Rasor Wyatt who was in this same regiment was on sick leave when his father was killed. His name is listed on a plaque of the men from SC at The Old Blandford Church.

R. F. was very well educated, had strong religious convictions and was devoted to his family. Redmond was buried in the "Crater" at Petersburg, Virginia but later removed to Blandford Church Cemetery nearby along with other confederates from his regiment. A memorial headstone marker is on the back of his wife's headstone at Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Sonya Behling Eason also has the letter from Rev. (Sgt.) Robert Mason Pickens to R. F. Wyatt's wife advising her of Redmond's death at Petersburg during the Battle of the Crater. The translation of this letter is as follows:

Near Petersburg, July 31, 1864

Mrs. Wyatt, I find it is my duty this morning, though it is with a heavy heart I do it, to write you a few lines to inform you that our lines were blown up yesterday and all that were in them for 200 yards were killed or captured as the yankees rushed in immediately after the explosion. Mr. Wyatt has not been found. God is a husband to the widow and father for the orphans. We will not see the sons of the righteous begging bread, but will be with you in troubles & the 7th will not forsake you. There is little hope of a capture as the yankees say they got many.

Your friend, R. M. Pickens
(This is Rev. Robert Mason Pickens who was a Sgt.)

CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WERE RECOVERED FROM THE CRATER AND BURIED AT BLANDFORD CHURCH CEMETERY. THERE ARE NO HEADSTONES BUT A PLAQUE HAS BEEN PLACED IN THE CHURCH WITH THE NAMES OF THE 248 SOUTH CAROLINA SOLDIERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES.

Married

3.

William Rosamond Wyatt   1827- 1872

4.  

Essie Elizabeth Wyatt 1829–1861

Married:

Thomas William Martin 1820–1899

5.

Isaac Allerton Wyatt   1831–1849                                 Single - Died at 18

6.  

James Jasper Wyatt   1834–1858                                   Single - Died at 24

7.  

Virginia Cornelia Wyatt   1837–1891 

Married:

Cpl. James Hamilton Burdine   1843–1915

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Ophelia (Before Wedding)
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Ophelia (Later Years)
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James Jasper Wyatt
3.
Abner Pyles
4.
Lewis Pyles
1808-1877
Married 
Vatherine Weatt Perrin   1805-1836
5.
Matilda Pyles
1811-1880
Married
Lemuel Green Hohnson   1809-1852
6.
Sarah "Sallie" Pyles
1813-1853
Married:
Joel Thomas Stone   1814-1875
CHILDREN:
                    1.  
                    Elixabeth Ophelia Stone   1835-1900
                    Married:
                    William Pinson Madden   1831-1880
                    2.
                    Sarah Ann Stone   1836-11918
                    Married:
                    (Possibly) Ezekial H. Taylor)
                    3.
                    Thomas J Stone   1840-1864
                    4.  
                    Mary M. Stone   1842-1913
                    Married:
                    Alfred Randall   1832-1905
                    5.
                    Caroline Stone  1844-1868
                    6.  
                    Josephine Stone  1847-????
                     7.
                    Henry Thoreau Stone   1849-????
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7.

Samuel Milton Pyles

1816–1898

BIRTH 4 MARCH 1816 • Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 9 APRIL 1898 • Santa Bárbara, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married on  22 Dec 1843 • Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina

Nancy Almina Razor

1819–1912

BIRTH 4 SEPTEMBER 1819 • Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 1 APRIL 1912 • Santa Bárbara, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rev. Samuel Milton Pyles was a Baptist minister and most of those in his group were of that denomination. Most were not slave owners and had no desire to be, but instead simply wanted to get away from the Reconstruction government to a place where they could rebuild their lives and provide safety and prosperity for their families. He was a resident of Georgia when the war began but moved to Florida and served as a minister or chaplain to five companies of Florida troops. He had settled in Greenwood by the end of the conflict.

 

Such feelings intensified when the U.S. Army declared martial law in Florida on April 8, 1867. The war had been over for two years by that point and no widespread outbreaks of violence were reported. The measure was part of the “Radical Reconstruction” law passed by Congress over the veto of President Andrew Johnson. Many northern Republicans felt that the Southern states should be punished for their participation in secession and the war and the new act made sure that they would be.

 

Rev. Pyles led his group north to New York from Jackson County since emigration from Southern ports was prohibited. The final number that went from Jackson County was 30, although 49 more left from the adjoining states of Alabama and Georgia:

 

FOR BRAZIL. – The steamer North American from this port yesterday, took out quite an installment of the long-talked of Southern emigration to Brazil. More than 200 emigrants left. – Of these 136 were from Texas, 25 from Georgia, 24 from Alabama, and 30 from Florida. The passenger list indicates a large immigration by families. Many children are enrolled, and in the Florida list the emigrants are mostly registered under the names of the Findley, the Scarwhite or the Piles family. – N.Y. Com. Adv. [II]

Among those known to have gone south with Rev. Pyles were his daughter, Julia Antoinette Pyles Minchin, and her husband, Joseph Long Minchin. He served in Company I, 4th Florida Infantry (CSA) and fought in several of the largest battles of the war including Chickamauga and Atlanta.

 

Information on Minchin indicates that the Pyles group arrived in Brazil on June 24, 1867. He initially found work as the foreman of a coffee plantation but soon purchased 900 acres of his own. Although many Confederados – as they were called in Brazil – found life there more difficult than expected and eventually returned to the United States, the Pyles and Minchins did not. Joseph Long Minchin was still living on his farm near Nova Odessa in 1921. [III]

 

Rev. S.M. Pyles, the leader of the group, also lived out his life in Brazil. He died there on April 9, 1898 and is buried in the famed Campo Cemetery in Sao Paolo. It was established as a burial place for the Confederados and is the scene of the annual reunion of Confederado families. His wife, Nancy Pyles, survived him to die in Brazil on April 1, 1912. She is also buried at Campo.

 

Members of the Pyles and other families from Jackson County still live in Brazil to this day.

More Information:

A LITTLE ABOUT SAMUEL MILTON PYLS AND FAMILY

As related by :

 SOURCE:  Loosely translated and paraphrased from the original Portuguese manuscript.

CENTELHA   EM  RE STOLHO  SECO

Uma  Contribuiao  para  a  Hist6ria dos Prim6rdios do Trabalho Batista no Brasil    1985

Betty  Antunes  de Oliveira

SAMUEL MILTON PYLES (1816 - 1898)

Samuel Milton Pyles, son of William Pyles and Elisabeth Hodges Rosamond Pyles was born on March 12, 1816, probably in Abbeville Co., South Carolina. He was buried, with his wife, at Cemiterio do Campo, SBSP. He married Nancy Alrnina Banyrnor Rasor, on December 22,1841, Near Donaldsville, Abbeville county,South Carolina. Almina's name also appears: Almira, Almyra, ElJnira and Elmyra, as we can see in the reading of a work under the title Pyles Family Genealogy , located in the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

The children of the couple: Elisabeth Pyles, married to Henry O. Burton; William Franklin Pyles, married to Rosa Margaret Carlton; Ezequiel Belton Pyles, married to Flemin Margaret McKnight; Julia A. Pyles, married to Joseph Long Minchin; Adonam Judson Pyles, married to Josephina F. Mc Knight; Ella Pyles, married to William T. Harris and James Milton Pyles married to Octavia Dumas.

 

Henry D. Burton passed away in Botucatu.  He and his are buried at Cemite rio Municipal, the Mayor of Camar being responsible for and, as a tribute to the services provided by Burton to the local community. We do not know where William F. Pyles and his wife, Ella Pyles died. All of the children are buried in the Cemiterio do Campo.

 

In 1847, the family was residing near Macon. In 1850, in Chattoaa • from 1853 to 1862 in Baker. All these places are in the State of Georgia, USA. The family then relocated went to Madison county,Florida and then came relocated  to Brazil.

          CHILDREN:

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          1.  

       Elizabeth Pyles

          1843–1919

          BIRTH 26 SEPTEMBER 1843 • South Carolina

          DEATH 27 OCTOBER 1919 • Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

          Married  a Mr. Barton

          No Other Information

          2.

       William Franklin Pyles

       William F. Pyles:  Private,  Company  A,  11th Kentucky  Cavalry & Company D,  Dortch's  2nd              Battalion Kentucky Cavalry. He was the brother of Ezequiel  Pyles, and originally joined Company             A of the 11th Kentucky  Cavalry in September 1862.   He accompanied Gen. John Hunt Morgan on               Great Ohio Raid, and escaped capture by swimming the Ohio River at Buffington Island, Ohio. He             joined  with the remnants  of Morgan's command in  Company D  of  Dortch's 2nd Battalion  Ken-               tucky  Cavalry in August 1863 at  Knoxville,  Tennessee,  and fought in Georgia & Tennessee,   and               and  at the Battle of Saltville,  Virginia,  on October 2, 1864.  He was  transferred to  Gen.  Basil W.            Duke's Brigade and was captured at Kingsport, Tennessee, on Dec 31,1864. He was taken to Camp              Chase,  Ohio,  where he remained  until transferred to  Point  Lookout,  Maryland for exchange on            February 17, 1865. He rejoined his command in southwest Virginia. He refused to surrender when            his  unit  disbanded near  Christiansburg, VA,  on April 12, 1865 and made his way to  Greensboro,            North Carolina, where  he became part of final escort for Confederate President   Jefferson  Davis.            After being released from the service by President Davis, he surrendered at Washington, Georgia,            on May 10, 1865. He went to Brazil and was still alive in 1913, age 67. 

          1845–1928

          BIRTH 13 JUL 1845 • Abeville County, South Carolina

          DEATH 1928 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

          Married :

       Margaret Carlton

          Daughter of Richard Carlton and Cynthia Elizabeth ______

          1848–1923

          BIRTH ABOUT 1848 • Meridian, Lauderdale County,

          Mississippi

          DEATH ABOUT 1923 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

                    CHILDREN:

                     1.

               Oscar Lee Pyles

                    1880–1953

                    BIRTH 15 MAR 1880 • Villa, Americana,

                    Sao Paulo, Brazil

                    DEATH 21 JULY 1953

                    Married:

               Julia Scurlock,

                    Daughter of Patrick Henry Scurlock and Sarah

                    Caroline Moore

                   1877–1966

                    BIRTH 30 APR 1877 • Americana, Sao Paulo,

                    Brazil

                    DEATH 23 OCT 1966 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste,

                    Sao Paulo, Brazil.

                                CHILDREN:

                               1.

                       Elmer Lee Pyles

                               1913–????                                                                                    Oscar Lee Pyles and Jilia Scurlock

                               BIRTH 4 JUL 1913 • Vila Americana, São Paulo, Brazil

                               DEATH Unknown

                               No Further Information

                     2.

               Franklin Pierce Pyles

                    1882–1952

                    BIRTH 17 MAY 1882 • Villa Americano, Sac Paulo, Brazil

                    DEATH 1952 • New York, New York, USA

                    Married:  18 Sep 1912 • District of Columbia,USA

               Norma L. Gemmell

                    Daughter of  George Gemmell and Nora Sherwood

                    1892–1970

                    BIRTH 3 AUG 1892 • Quincy, IL

                    DEATH 1970 • New York County New York, USA

                                CHILDREN:

                                1.

                                William Joyce Pyles M.D.

                                1914–1980

                                BIRTH 20 JUN 1914 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

                                DEATH APR 1980 • New York County, New York, USA

                                 Married:

                       Edith Elizabeth Sproul

                               1907–1999

                               BIRTH 27 OCT 1907 • Passaic, New Jersey

                                DEATH 19 JAN 1999 • Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA

                                                  Sproul Family  -  About 1945     Back row: William J. Pyles; unknown f                                                                      emale; Harold Chester Sproul; Albert Eugene Sproul Jr.; William Kerr.                                                                  Front row: Kathleen Sproul; Sadie Sproul Kerr; Barbara Sproul; Albert                                                                  Eugene Sproul Sr.; Edith E. Sproul; Chris Sproul; Dorothy Noyes.

          3.

          Richard Milton Pyles

          1884–1951

          BIRTH 11 JULY 1884 • Villa Americana, San Pablo, Brazil                 

          DEATH FEBRUARY 14, 1951 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

          Married:

          Etelvina Correa Pacheco da Silva

          1896–1929

          BIRTH 23 DEC 1896 • Itu, São Paulo, Brasil

          DEATH 1929 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                                                                                 Richard Milton Pyles

                                                                                               1907

                    CHILDREN

                    1.

                    Edson Pyles

                    1921–????

                    BIRTH 1921 • Brazil                                                               Maria Izabel Pyles (1946)

                    DEATH Unknown

                    No Further Information

                    2.                    

                   Maria Izabel Pyles

                    1923–1989

                    BIRTH 8 JULY 1923 • Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

                    DEATH 9 MARCH 1989 • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah

                    Married:  27 Jun 1946 • Salt Lake, UT, USA

                    Joseph Victor Stevenson

                     Son of Lester Alanson Stevenson and Bertha Ester Starley

                    1919–1988

                    BIRTH 30 DEC 1919 • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, USA

                    DEATH 21 FEBRUARY 1988 • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, 

                    Utah, USA

                               CHILDREN:                                         Dr. Joseph V. Stevenson

                                1.

                                Heidi Sue Stevenson

                                1955–1955

                                BIRTH 24 JULY 1955 • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah,

                                USA

                                DEATH 25 JULY 1955 • Salt Lake, Utah, USA   

                                Died as day old infant.

                                2.                        

                        Vicki Maria Stevenson

                                BIRTH Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA

                                Married:  16 Jan 1970 • Elko, Nevada, USA

                        William "Billiy" Eugene Mitchell

                                BIRTH 24 APR 1945 • Gaithersburg, Montgomery,

                                Maryland, USA

                                                                                               Vicki M. Stevenson  (1965)

                                3.

                                Richard Lester Stevenson

                                BIRTH 18 JUL 1948 • Salt Lake, Utah, USA 

                                Married

                               Marcia Lockyer

                        BIRTH 27 MAY 1948

                                Daughter of Ralph William lockyer and Lilly Lakness

               3. 

               Margarida ( Guida ) Maria Pyles    (Twin)

                    1927–

                     BIRTH 9 NOV 1927 • Brazil

                    Married:  25 Jan 1951 • New York City, New York, USA

               John Maurice West

                    1927–2013

                    BIRTH 10 JUNE 1927 • New York City (All Boroughs),

                    New York, USA

                    DEATH 10 APRIL 2013 • Glen Ridge, Essex, New Jersey, USA

                    4.

               Yolanda Thereza Pyles     (Twin)  

                     1927–

                    BIRTH 9 NOV 1927 • Brazil

                     Married:  26 Jun 1950 • New York City, New York, USA

               Edwin Joseph Wesely                                                        Margarida Pyles   1951

                    1919–

                    BIRTH 1919

 

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3.

Ezekiel Belton. Pyles:

 

Private, Company A, 11th Kentucky Cavalry & Company D, Dortch's 2nd Battalion Kentucky Cavalry. He originally joined Company A, 11th Kentucky Cavalry in September 1862, and accompanied Gen. John Hunt Morgan on his great Ohio Raid. He escaped by swimming the Ohio River at Buffington Island and joined other Morgan's Men in Co. D of Dortch's 2nd Battalion Kentucky Cavalry in August 1863, at Knoxville, Tennessee. He fought in Tennessee & Georgia and at the Battle of Saltville, Virginia, on October 2, 1864. He was assigned to the brigade of Gen. Basil W.Duke & was captured at Kingsport, Tennessee, on December 13, 1864. He was taken to Camp Chase, Ohio, where he was imprisoned until February 17, 1865, when he was transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, for exchange. After his exchange, he was admitted to a Confederate military hospital in Richmond, VA, on February 26, 1865. He was furloughed from the hospital for 30 days on March 6, 1865, and returned to southwest Virginia where he re-joined his command. When the rest of his command disbanded on April 12, 1865, he refused to surrender and made his way to Greensboro, North Carolina, where he became part of the final escort for Confederate President Jefferson Davis. After being released from service by President Davis, he surrendered at Washington, Georgia, on May 10, 1865. He went to Brazil and was still alive in 1913, at age 66. 

 

Ezequiell Belton Pyles

 1847–1916

 BIRTH 1 OCTOBER 1847 • Georgia

 DEATH 15 DECEMBER 1916 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

 Married

 Flemin Margaret McKnight, Daughter of John Calvin McKnight and Isabella Wenk

 1856–1917

 BIRTH 11 MARCH 1856 • Division, Hill County, Texas, USA

 DEATH 3 JANUARY 1917 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste,  Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 No Further Information

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 4.         ​

 

Julia Antoinette Pyles

1849–1902

BIRTH ABT 1849 • Bibb County, Georgia, USA

DEATH 8 NOV 1902 • Probably Nova Odessa, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  15 Mar 1866 • Jackson county, Florida, USA

Joseph Long Minchin

Son of Edward Minchin and Jane Miller

1841–1927

BIRTH 16 JAN 1841 • Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, USA

DEATH 18 JUNE 1927 • Nova Odessa, Sao Paulo, Brazil

           CHILDREN:

          1.

        Jenny Minchin

           1869–1957

           BIRTH 18 OCTOBER 1869 • Brazil

           DEATH 23 MAY 1957 • Brazil

           Married:

           Charles Columbus Fenley

           1859–1935

           BIRTH 10 JUNE 1859 • Mariana, Jackson County, Florida, USA

           DEATH 29 MAY 1935 • Villa Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                      CHILDREN:

                      1. 

                 Hiram Minchin Fenley

                      1892–1933

                      BIRTH 26 MAR 1892 • Nova Odessa, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                      DEATH 4 FEB 1933 • Brazil

                      No Further Information

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                      2.  

                 Alexander Christovam Fenley

                      1896–1951

                      BIRTH 27 JAN 1896 • Campinas, Sao Paulo

                      DEATH 7 APRIL 1951 • Brazil

                      Married:

                     Mary Lee Ferguson, daughter of Robert Edward Lee Ferguson and Mary                                            Elizabeth Cullen

                      1900–1958

                      BIRTH 18 AUG 1900 • Brazil

                      DEATH 17 OCT 1958 • São Paulo, Brazil 

 

                                 CHILDREN:

                                  1.

                         Joseph Edison Fenley

                                 1923–1924

                                 BIRTH 29 OCT 1923 • Brazil

                                 DEATH 10 DEC 1924

                                 No Further Information

                                2.  

                         Hiram Lee Fenley

                                 1926–1983

                                 BIRTH 2 JAN 1926 • Itapolis, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                                 DEATH 19 DEC 1983 • Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                                  Married:

                                 Gilda Maria Vianna, daughter of Aladino Washington Vianna                                                                  Engenheiro  and Maria Amélia da Veiga Soares Brandina

                                 1934–2004

                                 BIRTH 21 OCT 1934 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                                 DEATH 26 SEP 2004 • Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                                 No Further Information

                                 3.

                         Paulo Alexandre Fenley

                                 1927–1975

                                 BIRTH 24 FEB 1927 • Brazil

                                 DEATH 30 MAY 1975

 

                      3.  

                 Joseph Fenley

                      1901–????

                      BIRTH 1901 • Brazil

                      DEATH Unknown

                       No Further Information

                     4.

                 Edward Fenley

                      1903–

                      BIRTH 1903 • Brazil

                      DEATH Unknown

                      No Further Information

                      5.

                 Julie Fenley

                      1906–

                      BIRTH 1906 • brazil

                       DEATH Unknown

                      No Further Information

           2.

        Edwardo Milton Minchin

           1872–1953

           BIRTH 27 FEB 1872 • Itapetininga, Sao Paulo

           DEATH 1953 • Brazil

           Married:

          Nannie L. ______

           No Further Information

           3.

         Mamie Minchin

           1874–1966

           BIRTH 3 JUN 1874

           DEATH 22 NOV 1966 • Brazil

           No Further Information

           4.

         Joseph Johnston Minchin

           1878–????

           BIRTH 1878 • Brazil

           DEATH Unknown

           No Further Information

          5.

         Albert Minchin

           1881–????

           BIRTH 1881 • Brazil

           DEATH Unknown

           No Further Information

          6.

        Ann L Minchin

           1882–1944

           BIRTH 1882 • Brazil

           DEATH 1944 • Brazil

           No Further Information

           7.

         Lee Stuart Minchin

           1884–????

           BIRTH 1884 • Brazil

           DEATH Unknown

           No Further Information

           8.

         Elizabeth M "Lizzie" Minchin

           1887–1974

           BIRTH 11 JUN 1887 • Rebaucas, Brazil, South America

           DEATH 18 MAY 1974 • Olney, Young, Texas, USA

           Married:  15 Oct 1916 • Young county, Texas, USA

           Thomas Whittington Boone, son of William McDuffy Boone

           and Nancy Caroline Washburne

           1883–1952

           BIRTH 14 MAR 1883 • Brenham, Washington County, Texas, USA

           DEATH 23 NOV 1952 • Olney, Young, Texas, USA

                      CHILDREN:

                      1.

                Giles Minchin Boone

                      1917–1995

                      BIRTH 1917 • Spring Creek, Throckmorton County, Texas, USA

                      DEATH 9 NOVEMBER 1995 • Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, USA

                      Married:  24 May 1942 • Young, Texas, USA

                      Evelyn Koeneman  

                      1913–1979

                      BIRTH 4 AUG 1913 • St Louis County, Missouri, USA

                      DEATH 11 OCT 1979 • Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA

                                 CHILDREN:

                                1.

                                Linda Boone

                         2.

                        Susan Boone

                2.

                Nancy Lou Boone

                      1919–2002

                      BIRTH 1 OCTOBER 1919 • Spring Creek, Palo Pinto, Texas, USA

                      DEATH 16 JUNE 2002 • Dumas, Moore, Texas, USA

                      Married:  9 Sep 1947  Seymour county, Texas, USA

                      Granville Murphy, son of Grver C. Murphy and Josie Rains

                      1916–1997

                      BIRTH 14 SEP 1916 • Marietta Lov, Oklahoma

                      DEATH 14 JUL 1997 • Dumas, Moore, Texas, USA

          9.

        Fannie Lou Minchin

           1890–????

           BIRTH 1890 • Brazil

           DEATH Unknown

           No Further Information

5.

Adoniram Judson Pyles

1851–1911

BIRTH 6 AUGUST 1851 • Georgia, USA

DEATH 26 APRIL 1911 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Married:  12 JAN 1880 • Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Josephine Frances MacKnight

1854–1935

BIRTH 21 JANUARY 1854 • Division, Hill County, Texas, USA

DEATH 6 AUGUST 1935 • Santa Barbara, Brazil

           CHILDREN:

           1.

         Albert Leonidas Pyles

           1881–1975

           BIRTH 12 NOV 1881 • Santa Bárbara, Amazonas, Brazil

           DEATH 1 DEC 1975 • Sao Paulo, Brazil

           Married:  10 Mar 1908 • Americana Brazil South America

           Amy Armstrong Norris

           1885–1924

           BIRTH 12 NOV 1885 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste Municipality, São Paulo, Brazil

          DEATH 25 JAN 1924 • S"o JosÈ dos Campos, SP, Brazil

                      CHILDREN:

                      1.

                 Horace Frederick Pyles

                     1909–????

                      BIRTH 28 JUN 1909

                      DEATH Unknown

                      No Further Information

                      2.

                Ruth Calve Pyles

                      1911–????

                      BIRTH 9 APR 1911 • Marshall

                      DEATH Unknown

                      No Further Information

                      3.​

                Lucy Edna Pyles

                      1914–2011

                      BIRTH 3 JUL 1914 • Nova Odessa, São Paulo, Brazil

                      DEATH 14 JAN 2011 • Texas, USA

                      Married:  20 Apr 1943 • São Paulo, Brazil

                      John Robert Hofmann Sr

                      1916–1976

                      BIRTH 21 OCT 1916 • Canton, Shunde, Guangdong, China

                      DEATH 8 SEP 1976 • San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA

                                 Children:

                                 1.

                         John Robert Hofmann Jr

                                 1944–

                                 BIRTH 3 JUN 1944 • Sao Paulo, Brazil

                                 No Further information

                                 2.

                         Edward H Hofmann

                                 1946–

                                 BIRTH 25 SEP 1946 • Brazil

                                 No Further Information

                                 3.

                         Peter Norris Hofmann

                                 1950–

                                 BIRTH ABT 1950 • Fortaleza, Brazil

                                 No Further Information

                      4.

                 Alice Jones Pyles

                      1917–2009

                      BIRTH 12 JUN 1917 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

                      DEATH 15 AUG 2009 • San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA

                      Married:   2 Sep 1950 • Sao Paulo, Brazil

                      Carlton Clyde Lowry Jr, son of Carlton Clyde Sr. and Nina Eunice Harrell

                      1922–2003

                      BIRTH 2 APR 1922 • Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, USA

                      DEATH 21 MAY 2003 • San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA

           2.

        Daisy Ellis Pyles

           1882–1970

           BIRTH OCT 1882 • Capivari, SP, Brazil

           DEATH 06 JUL 1970 • Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

           Married:  16 May 1883 • Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA

           James Lillbourne Kennedy

           1857–1942

           BIRTH 31 DEC 1857 • Strawberry Plains, Jefferson, Tennessee, USA

           DEATH 07 DEC 1942 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                      CHILDREN:

                     1.

                 Embree Moore Kennedy

                      1919–2010

                      BIRTH 27 OCT 1919 • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                      DEATH 12 JAN 2010 • Phoenix, AZ

                      Married:  19 Oct 1949 • Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil

                      Anita Ide Thorbecke

                      1926–1980

                      BIRTH 18 MAR 1926 • Berlin, Germany

                      DEATH 24 OCT 1980 • Port Elizabeth, Rep. of South Africa

           3.​

        Addie Harvey Pyles

           1888–1939

           BIRTH 05 NOV 1888 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

           DEATH ABOUT 1939

           Married:

           Arthur Justin Holland

           1891–1964

           BIRTH ABOUT 1891

           DEATH 19 FEB 1964

                      CHILDREN:         

                     1.

                Maurice James Holland

                      1916–1985

                      BIRTH 20 NOV 1916

                      DEATH JUL 1985 • Lewes, Sussex, England

                      No Further Information

                     2.

                 Alice June Holland

                      1918–1997

                      BIRTH 23 FEB 1918 • Brazil

                      DEATH NOV 1997 • Steyning, Sussex, England

                      Married:  02 JUL 1938 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                     Edwin Pickering Huddart

                      1906–2006

                      BIRTH 15 MAY 1906 • Croydon, Surrey

                      DEATH 28 APR 2006 • Steyning, England, United Kingdom

                                  CHILDREN:

                                1.

                         Jennifer Ann Huddart

                                 1951–2008

                                 BIRTH 6 AUG 1951 • Brazil

                                 DEATH 27 JUN 2008 • Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England

                                 No Further Information

                      3.

                 David Holland

                      –1989

                      BIRTH 11 FEB 1920

                      DEATH JAN 1989 • Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, England

                      No Further Information

6.

James Milton Pyles

1856–1928

BIRTH 9 NOV 1856 • Chattooga County, Georgia, USA

DEATH 8 APR 1928 • Santa Bárbara do Oeste -São Paulo - Brasil

Married:

Octavia Garner Dumas, daughter of John Rogers Dumas and Helen King Garner

1871–1945

BIRTH 18 MAY 1871 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 6 JUNE 1945 • Tatuí - São Paulo - Brasil

          CHILDREN: 

            1.

         Charles  (Carlos) Dick Pyles

           1892–????

           BIRTH ABT. 1892, Brazil

           DEATH Unknown

           Married:

          Antonieta (Lidia) Ulhoa

                      CHILDREN:

                      1.  

                 Mario Pyles

                      1929–1967

                      BIRTH 1929 • Brazil

                      DEATH 1967 • Brazil

                      Married:

                      Yonne Maia

                      1930–

                      BIRTH 13 JUN 1930

                      DEATH 

                      2.

                Glover Pyles

                      3.

                Jose Pyles

                 4.

                Nilza Pyles

                      Married 

                    Halley Patto

           2.       

        Mary Helena Pyles

          1894–

           BIRTH ABT 1894

           DEATH Unknown

           Married:

           A.  Arouca

           3.

         Lorena Elizabeth Pyles 

           1894–1977

           BIRTH 01 JAN 1894 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

           DEATH 26 JAN 1977 • Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil

           Married:

           Orville (Orwell ) Green

           BIRTH Brazil

           DEATH Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Município de Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, São Paulo, Brazil

 

           4.

         Jeny Valeria Pyles

           1897–

           BIRTH 1897 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

           DEATH Unknown

           Married:

           C. Peetyl

           5.

        Catherine Pauline Pyles

           1900–????

           BIRTH 14 NOV 1900 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

           DEATH Unknown

           Married:

           Anthony Joseph Caputo

           1890–????

           BIRTH 13 NOV 1890 • Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, USA

           DEATH Unknown

           6.

        George Washington Pyles

           1902–????

           BIRTH 19 MAR 1902 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

           DEATH Unknown

          Married:

           Linda ______

          7.

        Margarida Amy Pyles 

           1909–1949

           BIRTH 17 JAN 1909 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

          DEATH 15 JUL 1949 • Garça - São Paulo - Brasil

           Married:

           Aurino Gomes Ribeiro

           1910–1996

           BIRTH 20 MAI 1910 • São Carlos - SP

           DEATH 9 JUL 1996 • Garça - SP

           8.

        Judson Whitaker Pyles

           1912–????

           BIRTH 25 DEC 1912 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

           DEATH ?

           Married:

           Otilia Coelho de Aguiar

           BIRTH Unknown

           DEATH Living

                      CHILDREN:

                      1.

                Aises Friene Pyles

                      1938–1967

                      BIRTH 2 APR 1938 • Sao Paulo, Brasil

                      DEATH 2 APR 1967 • Seattle, King County, Washington, USA

                      Married:

                      Howard Joseph Shelton

                      1922–1993

                      BIRTH 9 FEB 1922 • Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA

                      DEATH 15 JAN 1993 • Seattle, King County, Washington, USA

                                 CHILDREN:

                                 1.

                         James Judson Shelton

                                 1957–1983

                                 BIRTH ABOUT 1957

                                 DEATH ABOUT 1983 • San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

           9.

        Julia Pyles

          No Further Information

           10.

         Winnie Pyles

          No Further Information

          11.

        Willam Pyles

          No Further Information

9

Elizabeth Hanna Pyles

1821–1891

BIRTH 29 JUL 1821 • Honea Path, Broadmouth Creek, Anderson, South Carolina

DEATH 19 APR 1891 • Broadmouth Creek, Anderson, South Carolina

Married:

William Pleasant Kay II

1813–1869

BIRTH 6 SEP 1813 • Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina

DEATH 11 AUG 1869 • Broadmouth Creek, Anderson, South Carolina

 

10.

Mary "Polly" Rochester Pyles

1824–1897

BIRTH 23 NOV 1824 • Abbeville Dist, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 27 MAR 1897 • Santa Bárbara, Amazonas, Brazil

Married:

Ebenezer Wilson Seawright

1816–1886

BIRTH 23 APRIL 1816 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

DEATH 21 AUGUST 1886 • Santa Bárbara, Amazonas, Brazil

          CHILDREN:

           1.  

        Ebenezer Jewett Seawright

          1847–1871

          BIRTH ABT 1847 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

          DEATH 1871 • Chattooga County, Georgia, USA

          2.

        Samuel Augustus Seawright

          1850–1881

          BIRTH 1850 • Chattooga County, Georgia

          DEATH 1881 • Campos, Rio de Janeiro,Brazil

          Married:

          Sara ______

          1850–1881

          BIRTH ABT 1850 • of, Brazil

          DEATH 1881

                     CHILDREN:

                      1.

                Emma Georgina Seawright

                     1870–1876

                     BIRTH ABT 1870 

                     DEATH 1876

          3.

        John Reny Seawright

          1852–1897

          BIRTH 1852 • Chattooga County, Georgia

          DEATH 1897 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

          4.

       Eugene Virgil Seawright

          1854–1918

          BIRTH 10 NOV 1854 • Chatooga, Georgia, United States

          DEATH 10 JUL 1918 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

          Married:

          Anna Elizabeth "Bettie" Carlton

          1856–1908

          BIRTH 23 MAY 1856 • Clarke County, Mississippi, USA

          DEATH 04 SEP 1908 • Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

                      CHILDREN:

                      1.

                Minerva "Minnie" Carlton Seawright

                     1885–1964

                     BIRTH 07 MAY 1885 • Chattooga County, Georgia, USA

                     DEATH 4 MAY 1964 • Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

                     Married:

                     Albert Ernest Rowe

                      1880–

                     BIRTH ABT 1880 • Georgia

                     DEATH Unknown

                     2.

                Emily "Emmie" Seawright

                     1886–

                     BIRTH 2 DEC 1886 • São Paulo, Brazil?

                     DEATH Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil?

                     Married:

                     Stephen Rowe

                     1882–

                     BIRTH ABOUT 1882

                     DEATH São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

                      3.

                James Wilson Seawright

                     1889–1965

                     BIRTH 25 MAR 1889 • Villa Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                     DEATH 10 APR 1965 • Paranapanema, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                     Married:

                     Helena Pin

                     BIRTH Unknown

                      4.

                Margareth "Maggie" Seawright

                     1891–1987

                     BIRTH 16 MAR 1891 • Villa Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                     DEATH OCT 1987 • Sao Pulo, Brazil

                     Married:

                      Luiz Pio Piccinini

                     1892–1949

                     BIRTH 24 AUG 1892

                     DEATH 26 JUN 1949 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                                CHILDREN:

                                1.

                         Helio Piccinini

                                 1923–2002

                                BIRTH 1923

                                DEATH 19 JUL 2002 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

          5.

        Elizabeth Jane Seawright

          1854–1855

          BIRTH 10 NOV 1854 • Chattooga, Georgia, United States

          DEATH 1855 • Chattooga County, Georgia, USA

          Died Young

           6.

        James Price Seawright

          1856–1864

          BIRTH 1856 • Chattooga, Georgia, United States

          DEATH 1864 • Chattooga Co., GA?

           7.

        William Lewis Seawright

          1859–1905

          BIRTH 1859 • Dirt Town Valley, Chattooga, Georgia, USA

          DEATH ABOUT 1905 • Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

          8.

        Emily Virginia Seawright

          1861–1915

          BIRTH 24 SEP 1861 • Chattooga, Georgia, United States

          DEATH 01 AUG 1915 • Santa Bárbara, Amazonas, Brazil

          Married:

          Thomas Alonzo Keese

           Son of Thomas Lafayette Keese and Florence Josephine Hubbard

          1856–1926

          BIRTH 20 FEBRUARY 1856 • Texas

          DEATH 23 OCTOBER 1926 • Santa Bárbara, Amazonas, Brazil

                     CHILDREN:

                      1.

                Katherine Eugenia Keese

                     1886–1972

                     BIRTH 02 MAY 1886 • Santa Barbara, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                     DEATH 02 MAY 1972 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA

                     Married:

                     Robert Dodson Brownlee

                     Son of William Virgil Brownlee and Sonora Jane Dodson

                     1883–1974

                     BIRTH 10 AUG 1883 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina

                     DEATH 27 FEB 1974 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina

                     Before WWI, two beautiful young sisters arrived in Donalds, SC., from Brazil, South                               America. They came to further their education in South Carolina's more modern system                       of higher learning. They were admired and welcomed by their many cousins whom they                         had never seen.  The girls were the granddaughters of Ebenezer Wilson Seawright who                           moved to Brazil after the Civil War.

                     Katherine and Rosa Keese are the ladies I am thinking of. It didn't take long for them to f                       it right in with the young folks and be admired and praised by the older people. Customs                       here were very different from their homeland, but that didn't take the girls long to over                         come. The proms and lawn parties of that day made getting acquainted easy. Dating and                       college went hand in hand.  Katherine was the first to go steady. The local young druggist                       and drug store owner was the lucky man. Robert D. Brownlee popped the question and                         Katherine accepted. We soon heard wedding bells echoing through-out the little town of                       Donalds.

                     Two fine children were born to this family, one boy and one girl, William A. Brownlee                              and Dorothy Brownlee (Henry).

                     Rosa also had a sweetheart and they were very serious at that time.  Rosa and Henry                               Dodson were engaged but their plans were very cloudy by the approach of WWI. Henry                         had been drafted and Uncle Sam had made his plans. So they postponed the wedding                               until a later date. Rosa hurriedly left for Brazil before the German U-boats cut off the                             shipping lanes to her home. The story does not end yet. Poor old Henry reluctantly                                   marched off to war in Germany. Finally after two long years the war ended and Henry                             set  foot on American soil again, but not for long. After visiting relatives he headed to                               Charleston, SC, and caught the first boat headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil. You guessed it, the                       wedding took place as planned. One fine boy was born to Henry and Rosa. They named                           him C.K. I suppose that stood for Charles Keese Dodson. Neither Henry nor Rosa ever                           returned to America.

                                 CHILDREN:

                              1.

                        William Alonzo "Billy" Brownlee

                                1913–1981

                                BIRTH 9 NOV 1913 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina

                                DEATH 1 MAR 1981 • Honea Path, Anderson, South Carolina

                                Married:

                                Lois Kathleen Martin

                                1914–1994

                                BIRTH 8 OCTOBER 1914 • Ware Shoals, South Carolina

                                DEATH 8 NOVEMBER 1994 • Due West, Abbeville, South Carolina

                                 2.

                        Dorothy Brownlee

                                 1915–2007

                                BIRTH 11 NOVEMBER 1915 • Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA

                                DEATH 29 DECEMBER 2007 • Honea Path, Anderson County, South Carolina,

                                Married:

                                Louis Carr Henry

                                Son of Louis Neal Henry and Alice Bell

                                1897–1983

                                BIRTH 12 FEB 1897 • Belden, Lee, Mississippi

                                DEATH 22 JAN 1983 • Donalds, Abbeville, SC

                      2.

                     Rosa May Keese

                     1888–1969

                     BIRTH 6 AUG 1888 • Santa Bárbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

                     DEATH 28 SEP 1969 • Santa Bárbara, Amazonas, Brazil

                     Married;

                     Henry Hill Dodson

                     Son of Charles Hill Dodson and Roberta "Bertie" Eugenia Seawright

                     1892–1906

                     BIRTH ABT 1892 • Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina

                     DEATH 1906 • Brazil

                                 CHILDREN:

                                 1.

                         Charles Keese Dodson

                                 1921–

                                 BIRTH 1921 • Brazil

                                 DEATH Unknown

           9.

        Roseman Orven Seawright

          1864–1895

          BIRTH 19 DEC 1864 • Jackson County,Florida

          DEATH 1895 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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