Marty and Karla Grant

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Husband: Sheriff Richard Godfrey
Born: 1755/1765
Married: before 1791 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Died: 1818 in Marion Dist, SC
Father: Godfrey
Mother: >>>
Spouses:
Wife: Rachel Davis
Born: 1765/1774
Died: 1827 in Marion Dist, SC
Father: Benjamin Davis
Mother: Port
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Benjamin F Godfrey
Born: about 1795 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Died: NOV 1833 in Charleston, Charleston Dist, SC
Spouses:
02 (M): Thomas P Godfrey
Born: before 1799 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Died: after 1813 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses:
03 (M): John B Godfrey
Born: before 1799 in Georgetown Dist, SC (now Marion Co, SC)
Died: after 1819 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses:
04 (F): Ann D Godfrey
Born: before 1811 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1827 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses:
05 (M): William Wilson Godfrey
Born: 1800/1810 in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1832 in Charleston, Charleston Dist, SC
Spouses: Jane
06 (F): Mary Godfrey
Born: in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1827 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses:
07 (M): James E Godfrey
Born: in Marion Dist, SC
Died: after 1827 in Marion Dist, SC
Spouses:
Additional Information

Sheriff Richard Godfrey:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. However, I am interested in all families in Marion County, SC to some extent.
http://www.martygrant.com/


!NOTES:Sheriff of Marion District in 1805. See Deed Book H, p. 54 7 Oct 1805;


!CENSUS:1790 x


!DEED:12 Apr 1791 Marion Co., SC Deed Book G, p. 35
Benjamnin Davis of Liberty Co, Georgetown District to my daughter Rachel Godfrey wife of Richard Godfrey of same county, give to my daughter 3 Negroes: Jockey, Roxana & Phillis ...
... revert to my other children: Ann, David, Joseph, Benjamin, William & Henry ...
S: Benjamin Davis
Witnesses: Ann Giles, Abraham Britton
Proven by Ann Dozier formerly Ann Giles before John Dozier 27 May 1799. Saw Benjamin Davis Senr sign;


!CENSUS:1800 Marion Dist., SC p. 392/778
Richard Godfrey age 26-44 (1755/74)
00010-10010-0-0;


!PROBATE ROLL # 859 William Godfrey 1805
Ricahrd Godfrey, guardian bond 7 Feb 1803 as guardian of William Godfrey. Bondsmen: Richard Godrey, William Davis and Benjamin Davis Sr. Wit: John Russ and Henry Davis Jr;


!CENSUS:1810 Marion Dist., SC p. 7
Richard Godfrey age 45+ (bef 1765)
32001-01010-0-18;


!PROBATE ROLL # 302 Rachael and Richard Godfrey 1818 and 1827
5 Jan 1818 Adm. Bond John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey and Henry Davis, Jr. admr and admrx. Bondsmen: John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey, Henry Davis, Nimrod Davis and John McCrea Jr.
...
20 Aug 1827 Wilson W. Godfrey made suit for adm. of Rachael Godfrey late of Godfrey Ferry ...
... Wilson W. Godfrey having neglected to comply ... decreed that adm. of the estate of his mother Mrs. Rachel Godfrey is set aside ...
1 Apr 1829 Adm. Bond, Wilson W. Godfrey, Ann D. Godfrey and Abraham G. Davis. Witness: B. F. Godfrey
... Account current 1827-1829 ... paid B. F. Godfrey for clothing for Ann and Mary Godfrey ... for James E. Godfrey for Miss E. Greaves clothing for sisters ...
Sisters in Cheraw ...
Shoes for Ervin and Mary ...

Rachel Davis:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. However, I am interested in all families in Marion County, SC to some extent.
http://www.martygrant.com/


!CENSUS:1790;


!DEED:12 Apr 1791 Marion Co., SC Deed Book G, p. 35
Benjamnin Davis of Liberty Co, Georgetown District to my daughter Rachel Godfrey wife of Richard Godfrey of same county, give to my daughter 3 Negroes: Jockey, Roxana & Phillis ...
... revert to my other children: Ann, David, Joseph, Benjamin, William & Henry ...
S: Benjamin Davis
Witnesses: Ann GIles, Abraham Britton
Proven by Ann Dozier formerly Ann Giles before John Dozier 27 May 1799. Saw Benjamin Davis Senr sign;


!CENSUS:1800;


!CENSUS:1810;


!CENSUS:1820 Marion Dist., SC p. 12
Rachel Godfrey age 45+ (bef 1775)
030110-10101-0
Slaves=8204-2313;


!NAMED-EQUITY ROLL # 59 Thomas Port 1824
Ann G. Davis and others vs. Joseph Davis, Sr. and others.
Orators:
Ann G. Davis
John C. Davis
Thomas P. Davis
Bennett Greaves and Rachel R. his wife
Show that Thomas Port of Marion Dist died testate 1776 (Exhibit A, copy of his will), devised his real estate to widow Frances Port for term of her life and after her death he directed the same, etc. to be sold, to be equally divided among his brothers and sisters children, share and share alike.
After death of Frances Port in 18--, Joseph Davis Sr, acting for himself and as agent of the orator and oratrixes, as of William Davis, Sr, Ann Dozier, Rachel Godfrey and Joseph Port together with the orator ...
Thomas Port died testate. He has living nieces and nephews:
this defendant William Davis, Henry Davis and Rachel Godfrey.
That Benjamin Davis his nephew died leaving John C. Davis, Thomas P. Davis, Rachel Graves and Ann G. Davis his children surviving him;
That David Davis his nephew has died leaving Francis Davis, Benjamin Davis, William Davis, Elizabeth Graves wife of Henry Graves, Rachel Allison wife of James H. Allison and Henry Davis his sons and daughters.
That Ann Dozier has died since the death of Frances Port;
That Peter Port his nephew died leaving Peter, Sarah Freeman wife of James Freeman, Nancy Grouter wife of David Grouter, Betsy Akeman wife of Jaems Akeman, Milley Port wife of James Port and Gracey Port his sons and daughters.
That John Port nephew of testator died leaving Hester Windham wife of --- and --- Port, his son and daughter surviving him.
Joseph Port nephew of testator has also died leaving children whose names are not known.
Benjamin Port, nephew of testator has died leaving Nancy Payne wife of Elijah Payne, Peggy Gibson wife of John Gibson and James Port.
"Ports Ferry" mentioned several times in this document;


!PROBATE ROLL # 302 Rachael and Richard Godfrey 1818 and 1827
5 Jan 1818 Adm. Bond John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey and Henry Davis, Jr. admr and admrx. Bondsmen: John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey, Henry Davis, Nimrod Davis and John McCrea Jr.
...
20 Aug 1827 Wilson W. Godfrey made suit for adm. of Rachael Godfrey late of Godfrey Ferry ...
... Wilson W. Godfrey having neglected to comply ... decreed that adm. of the estate of his mother Mrs. Rachel Godfrey is set aside ...
1 Apr 1829 Adm. Bond, Wilson W. Godfrey, Ann D. Godfrey and Abraham G. Davis. Witness: B. F. Godfrey
... Account current 1827-1829 ... paid B. F. Godfrey for clothing for Ann and Mary Godfrey ... for James E. Godfrey for Miss E. Greaves clothing for sisters ...
Sisters in Cheraw ...
Shoes for Ervin and Mary ...

(01) Benjamin F Godfrey:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. However, I am interested in all families in Marion County, SC to some extent.
http://www.martygrant.com/


!CENSUS:1790;


!CENSUS:1800;


!CENSUS:1810;


!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 645 Thomas and Frances Port 1776, 1812
Includes Will of Frances Port, widow of Thomas Port 25 Feb 1811
To Mary Port Snow dau of Thomas Humphries ...
if die without lawful issue to be divided among the children of Rev. Thomas Humphries.
To Elizabeth Witherspoon Humphries dau of Thomas Humphries.
To John Humphries son of Thomas Humphries
To Frances Rebecca Humphries dau of Thomas Humphries
To Sarah Capters Humphries dau of Thomas Humphries
to Elizabeth Humphries wife of REv. Thomas Humphries
To Hugh James Alison
To John Balloon Allison son of Hugh James Alison
To James Alison son of Francis Alison
To Frances Rebecca Alsion dau of Francis Alison.
To William Green Balloon son of old William Balloon.
To Nancy Davis wife of Benjamin Davis.
To Thomas Port Davis son of Benjamin Davis.
To John Calhoun Davis son of Benjamin Davis.
To Margaret Davis wife of William Davis.
To William Balloon the elder.
To John Godfrey eldest son of Richard Godfrey.
To Nancey Godfrey dau of Richard Godfrey
To Benjamin Godfrey son of Richard Godfrey
To Rachel Graves dau of Benjamin Davis.
To John Evant for his life for his support and maintenance.
My trusty friend Thos Humphries and William Grant Esq attorney at law of Georgetown my exors.
Witnesses: Wm Zimmerman, John Postell and John MCrea.
Proven 9 Jan 1812


!CENSUS:1820;


!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 302 Rachael and Richard Godfrey 1818 and 1827
5 Jan 1818 Adm. Bond John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey and Henry Davis, Jr. admr and admrx. Bondsmen: John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey, Henry Davis, Nimrod Davis and John McCrea Jr.
...
20 Aug 1827 Wilson W. Godfrey made suit for adm. of Rachael Godfrey late of Godfrey Ferry ...
... Wilson W. Godfrey having neglected to comply ... decreed that adm. of the estate of his mother Mrs. Rachel Godfrey is set aside ...
1 Apr 1829 Adm. Bond, Wilson W. Godfrey, Ann D. Godfrey and Abraham G. Davis. Witness: B. F. Godfrey
... Account current 1827-1829 ... paid B. F. Godfrey for clothing for Ann and Mary Godfrey ... for James E. Godfrey for Miss E. Greaves clothing for sisters ...
Sisters in Cheraw ...
Shoes for Ervin and Mary ...


!CENSUS:1830 x
* Note: This probably isn't him, as this guy was still there in 1840:
Charleston Dist., SC St. James Goose Creek p. 160
Benjamin Godfrey age 30-39 (1790/1800)
000001-000101
Slaves=012100-021000;


!DEATH:Nov 1833 Charleston, SC
Return of Deaths within the City of Charleston from the 23rd to the 30th of November, 1833
Trinity Church ... B. F. Godfrey, Male, White, 38, SC, Inflam. Brain;

(02) Thomas P Godfrey:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. However, I am interested in all families in Marion County, SC to some extent.
http://www.martygrant.com/


!NOTES:I don't know that Thomas P. Godfrey is a son of Richard and Rachel, but it seems likely;


!CENSUS:1790;


!CENSUS:1800;


!CENSUS:1810;


!WITNESS-DEED: 7 Jun 1813 Marion Co., SC Deed Book F. p. 159
Ann Dozer in affection for my relation J. H. Alison, release my right to interest and estate which I have or could have under the will of my uncle Thomas Port.
S: Ann Dozer
Wit: W. H. Greaves, Thomas Munnerlyn, T.P. Godfrey;

(03) John B Godfrey:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. However, I am interested in all families in Marion County, SC to some extent.
http://www.martygrant.com/


!NOTES:I base his birth of "bef 1799" on him witnessing two deeds in 1813 (F-162, F-177). He had to be at least 14 for that;


!CENSUS:1790;


!CENSUS:1800;


!CENSUS:1810;


!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 645 Thomas and Frances Port 1776, 1812
Includes Will of Frances Port, widow of Thomas Port 25 Feb 1811
To Mary Port Snow dau of Thomas Humphries ...
if die without lawful issue to be divided among the children of Rev. Thomas Humphries.
To Elizabeth Witherspoon Humphries dau of Thomas Humphries.
To John Humphries son of Thomas Humphries
To Frances Rebecca Humphries dau of Thomas Humphries
To Sarah Capters Humphries dau of Thomas Humphries
to Elizabeth Humphries wife of REv. Thomas Humphries
To Hugh James Alison
To John Balloon Allison son of Hugh James Alison
To James Alison son of Francis Alison
To Frances Rebecca Alsion dau of Francis Alison.
To William Green Balloon son of old William Balloon.
To Nancy Davis wife of Benjamin Davis.
To Thomas Port Davis son of Benjamin Davis.
To John Calhoun Davis son of Benjamin Davis.
To Margaret Davis wife of William Davis.
To William Balloon the elder.
To John Godfrey eldest son of Richard Godfrey.
To Nancey Godfrey dau of Richard Godfrey
To Benjamin Godfrey son of Richard Godfrey
To Rachel Graves dau of Benjamin Davis.
To John Evant for his life for his support and maintenance.
My trusty friend Thos Humphries and William Grant Esq attorney at law of Georgetown my exors.
Witnesses: Wm Zimmerman, John Postell and John MCrea.
Proven 9 Jan 1812


!CENSUS:1820;


!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 302 Rachael and Richard Godfrey 1818 and 1827
5 Jan 1818 Adm. Bond John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey and Henry Davis, Jr. admr and admrx. Bondsmen: John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey, Henry Davis, Nimrod Davis and John McCrea Jr.
...
20 Aug 1827 Wilson W. Godfrey made suit for adm. of Rachael Godfrey late of Godfrey Ferry ...
... Wilson W. Godfrey having neglected to comply ... decreed that adm. of the estate of his mother Mrs. Rachel Godfrey is set aside ...
1 Apr 1829 Adm. Bond, Wilson W. Godfrey, Ann D. Godfrey and Abraham G. Davis. Witness: B. F. Godfrey
... Account current 1827-1829 ... paid B. F. Godfrey for clothing for Ann and Mary Godfrey ... for James E. Godfrey for Miss E. Greaves clothing for sisters ...
Sisters in Cheraw ...
Shoes for Ervin and Mary ...


!CENSUS:1830;

(04) Ann D Godfrey:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. However, I am interested in all families in Marion County, SC to some extent.
http://www.martygrant.com/


!CENSUS:1790;


!CENSUS:1800;


!CENSUS:1810;


!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 645 Thomas and Frances Port 1776, 1812
Includes Will of Frances Port, widow of Thomas Port 25 Feb 1811
To Mary Port Snow dau of Thomas Humphries ...
if die without lawful issue to be divided among the children of Rev. Thomas Humphries.
To Elizabeth Witherspoon Humphries dau of Thomas Humphries.
To John Humphries son of Thomas Humphries
To Frances Rebecca Humphries dau of Thomas Humphries
To Sarah Capters Humphries dau of Thomas Humphries
to Elizabeth Humphries wife of REv. Thomas Humphries
To Hugh James Alison
To John Balloon Allison son of Hugh James Alison
To James Alison son of Francis Alison
To Frances Rebecca Alsion dau of Francis Alison.
To William Green Balloon son of old William Balloon.
To Nancy Davis wife of Benjamin Davis.
To Thomas Port Davis son of Benjamin Davis.
To John Calhoun Davis son of Benjamin Davis.
To Margaret Davis wife of William Davis.
To William Balloon the elder.
To John Godfrey eldest son of Richard Godfrey.
To Nancey Godfrey dau of Richard Godfrey
To Benjamin Godfrey son of Richard Godfrey
To Rachel Graves dau of Benjamin Davis.
To John Evant for his life for his support and maintenance.
My trusty friend Thos Humphries and William Grant Esq attorney at law of Georgetown my exors.
Witnesses: Wm Zimmerman, John Postell and John MCrea.
Proven 9 Jan 1812


!CENSUS:1820;


!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 302 Rachael and Richard Godfrey 1818 and 1827
5 Jan 1818 Adm. Bond John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey and Henry Davis, Jr. admr and admrx. Bondsmen: John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey, Henry Davis, Nimrod Davis and John McCrea Jr.
...
20 Aug 1827 Wilson W. Godfrey made suit for adm. of Rachael Godfrey late of Godfrey Ferry ...
... Wilson W. Godfrey having neglected to comply ... decreed that adm. of the estate of his mother Mrs. Rachel Godfrey is set aside ...
1 Apr 1829 Adm. Bond, Wilson W. Godfrey, Ann D. Godfrey and Abraham G. Davis. Witness: B. F. Godfrey
... Account current 1827-1829 ... paid B. F. Godfrey for clothing for Ann and Mary Godfrey ... for James E. Godfrey for Miss E. Greaves clothing for sisters ...
Sisters in Cheraw ...
Shoes for Ervin and Mary ...


!CENSUS:1830;

(06) Mary Godfrey:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. However, I am interested in all families in Marion County, SC to some extent.
http://www.martygrant.com/


!CENSUS:1790;


!CENSUS:1800;


!CENSUS:1810;


!CENSUS:1820;


!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 302 Rachael and Richard Godfrey 1818 and 1827
5 Jan 1818 Adm. Bond John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey and Henry Davis, Jr. admr and admrx. Bondsmen: John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey, Henry Davis, Nimrod Davis and John McCrea Jr.
...
20 Aug 1827 Wilson W. Godfrey made suit for adm. of Rachael Godfrey late of Godfrey Ferry ...
... Wilson W. Godfrey having neglected to comply ... decreed that adm. of the estate of his mother Mrs. Rachel Godfrey is set aside ...
1 Apr 1829 Adm. Bond, Wilson W. Godfrey, Ann D. Godfrey and Abraham G. Davis. Witness: B. F. Godfrey
... Account current 1827-1829 ... paid B. F. Godfrey for clothing for Ann and Mary Godfrey ... for James E. Godfrey for Miss E. Greaves clothing for sisters ...
Sisters in Cheraw ...
Shoes for Ervin and Mary ...


!CENSUS:1830;

(07) James E Godfrey:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. However, I am interested in all families in Marion County, SC to some extent.
http://www.martygrant.com/


!CENSUS:1790;


!CENSUS:1800;


!CENSUS:1810;


!CENSUS:1820;


!NAMED-PROBATE ROLL # 302 Rachael and Richard Godfrey 1818 and 1827
5 Jan 1818 Adm. Bond John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey and Henry Davis, Jr. admr and admrx. Bondsmen: John B. Godfrey, Rachel Godfrey, Henry Davis, Nimrod Davis and John McCrea Jr.
...
20 Aug 1827 Wilson W. Godfrey made suit for adm. of Rachael Godfrey late of Godfrey Ferry ...
... Wilson W. Godfrey having neglected to comply ... decreed that adm. of the estate of his mother Mrs. Rachel Godfrey is set aside ...
1 Apr 1829 Adm. Bond, Wilson W. Godfrey, Ann D. Godfrey and Abraham G. Davis. Witness: B. F. Godfrey
... Account current 1827-1829 ... paid B. F. Godfrey for clothing for Ann and Mary Godfrey ... for James E. Godfrey for Miss E. Greaves clothing for sisters ...
Sisters in Cheraw ...
Shoes for Ervin and Mary ...


!CENSUS:1830;


!CENSUS:1840 x
* Might be him:
Chatham Co., GA Savannah p. 21
James E. Godfrey age 30-39 (1800/10)
200001-20001
Slaves=000100-010200;

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