Mildred Walene Latimer1,2

F, b. 6 June 1921, d. 19 November 1984
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 6 June 1921; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Daughter) Photographed: circa 1926; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; In back is Jackson Latimer. In front of him is Pauline, Nannie Texonia, and Wynema Latimer. In the very front is Annie Ruth and Mildred Walene Latimer.; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson2
    The Latimers
  • Photographed: say 19412
    Mildred Walene Latimer
  • Photographed: say 1942
    Mildred Latimer about 1942
    Mildred Latimer engagement
  • Marriage*: 12 December 1942; Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama; Principal=Lewis Wyman Griffin
  • Married Name: 12 December 1942; Griffin
  • Photographed*: say 19453
    Mildred (Latimer) Griffin
  • (Daughter) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson4
    Latimer family
  • (Sister) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Jessie, Annie Ruth, Wynema, Vertis, Mildred, and Leila. Only Pauline is missing.; Principal=Leila Marie Latimer4
    Latimer daughters
  • Divorce*: circa 1967; Jefferson Co., Alabama; Principal=Lewis Wyman Griffin2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 26 December 1971; Groom=William Franklin Turner
  • Married Name: 26 December 1971; Turner
  • (Deceased) Death*: 19 November 1984; Summerland Key, Monroe Co., Florida
  • Biography*: 1 April 2019;
    Mildred grew up on the Latimer family farm near New Site, Alabama. She remembered picking cotton as a child.

    She graduated from New Site High School in 1939, and was valedictorian of her class. She attended Auburn University for two years.

    During WW II she worked in cost accounting at E. I. DuPont in Childersburg, where she met her husband, Lewis Griffin. Both roomed at a boarding house run by Bert and Flora Griffin. These were Lewis's aunt and uncle. They married Dec 12, 1942. Mildred's brother Ralph also worked for DuPont during the war.

    In 1945, Lewis got a job as a foreman with Universal Atlas cement plant, and the family moved to Leeds, Alabama. Bonnie was born in 1945, Lewis Jr. in 1947, and John in 1953.

    Mildred worked at Crown, Cork, and Seal from about 1956 to 1961. This was a company which manufactured bottle caps for soft drinks. At the time they came in glass bottles.

    From 1961 to 1971, Mildred worked as a secretary at Anderson Electric Corp. in Leeds. It was here that she met Bill Turner, who eventually became her second husband. She and Lewis were divorced in 1967.

    In 1971, Bill took a job with Salisbury & Co. in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He invited Mildred to join him, and she did. They were married in December 1971, and settled down in Northbrook, IL.

    In 1973 and 1974, Mildred was a stenographer at Eaton Corp., in Carol Stream, Illinois. And in 1974 she took a job with Culligan, USA, in Northbrook, again in the word processing department. She was a very good typist.

    Around 1982 Bill and Mildred retired, and moved to Summerland Key, Florida. Mildred died there in 1984, within six months of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.2

Family 1: Lewis Wyman Griffin b. 6 Oct 1915, d. 6 Oct 1981

Family 2: William Franklin Turner b. 11 Jan 1917, d. 8 May 2000


  1. Mom was named by her older brother Walker. She never cared much for the name Walene.
  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..
    this was the photo that Dad carried in his wallet.
  4. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

Martha Scoggin

F, b. 11 July 1729
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • Biography*: Martha and the other daughters have been assigned husbands based on names of husbands mentioned in Mary Scoggins will. Which daughter was married to which husband is unclear and awaiting further evidence.
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Groom=David Wall
  • Married Name: Wall
  • (Child) Birth*: 11 July 1729

Family: David Wall b. c 1730

David Wall

M, b. circa 1730
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Bride=Martha Scoggin
  • (Deceased) Death*:
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1730

Family: Martha Scoggin b. 11 Jul 1729

Richard Scoggin Jr.

M, b. circa 1698, d. 1770
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2017
  • Biography*: Most of Richard Jr.'s children are recorded in the Bristol Parish Register, in Prince George County, VA, where Richard Sr. had moved prior to 1714. In July 1724, Richard Jr. was granted 154 acres of "new land" in Prince George County, VA, on the north side of Hatcher's Run, below his house (Cavaliers & Pioneers Vol. III, p. 270). In September 1739, Richard Jr. was granted 327 acres in Prince George County, on the north side of Hatchers Run, on the Rocky Branch, at the mouth of a small branch of Hatchers Run below his house, adjacent to George Scogan, Clemmonds & Williams. Of this 327 acres, 154 acres had been previously granted to Richard in July 1724 (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. IV, page 206). Also in September 1739, Richard Jr. was granted 328 acres in Brunswick County on the south side of Waqua Creek, adjacent to John Scogin (Cavaliers & Pioneers Vol. IV, p. 199). At some point this Richard moved to Halifax Co, VA, and left a will there in 1770. In it, he left three slaves, London, Sam, and Sife, to his "beloved wife Mary," and all the rest of the estate, real and personal. Executors were Mary, his wife, and David Wall, his son-in-law. Witnesses were David Grant, John Foulkner, and John Dunkly.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1698
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1720; Prince George Co., Virginia; Bride=Mary (?)
  • (Testator) Will*: 2 February 1770; Halifax Co., Virginia; Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book O, Page 286, Will of Richard Scoggin

    Richard Scoggin, planter, to beloved wife Mary, three slaves: London, Sam, and Sife, and all the rest of my estate both real and personal. Executors: wife Mary and David Wall. Witnesses: David Grant, John Foulkner, John Dunkly. Proved 21 June1770.
  • (Deceased) Probate*: 21 June 1770; Halifax Co., Virginia
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1770; Halifax Co., Virginia

Family: Mary (?) b. c 1700, d. 1780

Mary (?)

F, b. circa 1700, d. 1780
  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2017
  • Biography*: Mary's will mentions four daughters and three grandchildren: "Mary Scoggin, of Antrim Parish, 1) To son-in-law John Wilson, one-half of my land in NC where he now lives, also a negro, London; 2) To John Scoggin, illegitimate son of Ruth Bostick, the other one-half of the above mentioned land, also one negro, Jan, his colt called Jockey, also one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf; 3) To Sally Scoggin, sister of John Scoggin, one feather bed and furniture, one mare called Fly, one cow and calf; 4) I lend to my son-in-law Daniel Wall a negro, Sam, and after Wall's death, to his son, John; 5) To my son-in-law Charles Bostick, a negro woman, Ciss; 6) The remainder of my estate to be sold and the money in equal portions to my four sons-in-law, to wit: John Wilson, Daniel Wall, David Wall, and Charles Bostick; 7) I appoint my son-in-law Daniel Wall and his son John Wall my sole executors. 16 August 1777. Witnesses were David Grant, Thomas Pounds, David Wall, Jr, John Rickey, Daniel Wall, Jr, James Rickery. Signed Mary (x) Scogin
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1700
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1720; Prince George Co., Virginia; Groom=Richard Scoggin Jr.
  • Married Name: circa 1720; Scoggin
  • (Testator) Will*: 16 August 1777; Halifax Co., Virginia; Abstract of Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book 1, Page 336

    Will of Mary Scoggin, Antrim Parish

    To son-in-law John Wilson, one-half of my land in North Carolina where he now lives, also a negro, "London."

    To John Scoggin, the illegitimate son of Ruth Bostick, the other one-half of the above-mentioned land, and also one negro, Jan, his colt called Jockey, also one featherbed and furniture, one cow and calf.

    To Sally Scoggin, sister of John Scoggin, one featherbed and furniture, one mare called Fly, and one cow and calf.

    I lend to my son-in-law Daniel Wall a negro, Sam, and after Wall's death, to his son John.

    To my son-in-law Charles Bostick, a negro woman, Ciss.

    The remainder of my estate to be sold and the money in equal portions to my four sons-in-law, to-wit: John Wilson, Daniel Wall, David Wall, and Charles Bostick.

    I appoint my son-in-law Daniel Wall and his son John Wall as my sole executors.

    August 1777

    Signed Mary (x) Scoggin

    Witnesses: David Grant, Thomas Pounds, David (x) Wall Jr., Jno. (x) Richey, Daniel C. Wall Jr., James (x) Richery

    Will proven November 16, 1780

    [Mary Scoggin was the widow of Richard Scoggin, who left a will in Book O, page 286, in June 1770.]

    transcription by Lew Griffin
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1780; Halifax Co., Virginia
  • (Deceased) Probate*: 16 November 1780; Halifax Co., Virginia

Family: Richard Scoggin Jr. b. c 1698, d. 1770

Ruth Scoggin

F, b. circa 1742, d. after 1813
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2018

Family 1:

Family 2: Charles Bostick b. c 1745, d. c Dec 1813

Charles Bostick1

M, b. circa 1745, d. circa December 1813
  • Last Edited: 18 Jun 2017
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1745; Virginia
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1765; Virginia; Bride=Ruth Scoggin
  • (Testator) Will*: 17 October 1813; Rutherford Co., North Carolina; Will of Charles Bostick, Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1813

    Record of Wills, the January Court, 1814

    In the name of God Amen.

    I Charles Bostick, of the County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, being under the decays of nature but of sound mind and memory and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do hereby constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

    To wit my will and desire is that after all my just debts being paid, the tract of land whereon I now reside containing one hundred acres of land I give and bequeath to my son Richard Bostick to him and his heirs forever. Also my will and desire further is that my negro man Saul I give and bequeath to my son Richard Bostick to him and his heirs forever.

    Also I give and bequeath my negro woman Judah to my daughter Susanna Parrott with her increase to her and her heirs forever.

    My negro boy named Hugh I lend to my son Chesley Bostick during his natural life and at his decease to be sold and the money equally divided among his children by his first.

    Also I lend my negro girl Hannah and her increase to Margaret Bostick widow of Reuben Bostick deceased during her natural life and at her decease the negro girl Hannah with her increase to be divided equally among all the children of the said Margaret Bostick that she had by the said Reuben Bostick deceased and to them and their heirs forever.

    Also my negro boy named Fuller I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Reynolds to her and her heirs forever.

    Also my will and desire is the whole of my estate of stock of horned cattle, hogs, and with the household furniture plantation where .. als that may be at my wife's decease to be sold and the money equally divided between James Harrell, Polly Harrell, and Betsy Harrell, children of John Harrell Esq. , and Ricy Walker, wife of John Walker Jr.

    Further my will and desire is that my beloved wife Ruth Bostick be possessed with the whole of my estate real and personal for and during her natural life and at her decease the whole of my estate to be divided and disposed as is state above.

    I appoint Richard Bostick executor to this my last will and testament ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of October in the year of our Lord 1813.

    Signed, sealed and acknowledged before us:

    D. Gold, Jurat
    Joel Smith, Jurat

    Charles Bostick (seal)

  • (Deceased) Death*: circa December 1813; Rutherford Co., North Carolina
  • (Deceased) Probate*: January 1814; Rutherford Co., North Carolina
  • Biography*: Charles Bostick was probably born in the 1740's in Virginia. He was in Halifax County, VA at the time of his marriage to Ruth Scoggin, daughter of Richard and Mary Scoggin of Halifax County.

    Charles was in Caswell County NC by 1777, as he appears on a tax digest there that year. Since Caswell County was formed from Orange County in 1777, Charles may have been in Orange County, NC earlier. In March 1778, Charles sold 70 acres of land on Castle Creek in Caswell County to Fielding Lewis for £40u, with Isaac Vanhook among the witnesses (Caswell County Deed Bk A, p.54). In July 1779, he received a grant of 200 acres on Castle Creek and another grant of 100 acres on Mayo Creek in April 1787. In 1783 he sold ten acres on Spring Branch to Andrew Buchanan for £10, with Joseph Johnson as one of the witnesses. (Deed Bk. B, p.110). He sold 200 acres for £100 to Buchanan in July 1784 (Deed Bk. B, p.422). In Nov 1786, he sold 308 acres on Castle Creek to John Neel for £250, with Benjamin Boswell and Reaves Neal among the witnesses. (Deed Bk E, p.114). This land probably bordered his old tract of land as the deed mentioned Andrew Buchanan's line. In Dec 1787, he bought 210 acres on Handley's Mill Creek and the waters of the South Hyco Creek from Isaac Vanhook for £120, with Lewis Parrott, husband of Sarah Scoggin, among the witnesses.

    In Nov 1788, Charles bought 100 acres in Halifax County, VA, from William Harris and John Scoggin, with Lucy Scoggin among the witnesses (Halifax County VA Deed Bk. 14, p.454). John Scoggin, and Sarah Scoggin Parrott, were the illegitimate children of Charles' wife, Ruth, and may have been Charles's as well. Charles may have given this land to his son Richard, who seems to have been living in Halifax County during this period.

    Charles was on the 1790 census in Caswell County, in St. Lawrence District. When Person County was created in 1791, his land fell in the new county. He appears on the 1794 and 1795 tax lists there. In January 1795, Charles sold his 210 acres on Hendley (sic) Mill Creek to Mathew Daniel for £166. This land was on the waters of the South Hyco Creek and Derby Hendley's line (Person County Deed Bk. B, p.75) In Nov 1795, Charles sold 100 acres on the water of the Mayo Creek to Thomas Hood of Dinwiddie Co, VA for £10 (deed Bk. B, p.298). In Jan 1796, Charles appointed his son Chesley as his lawful attorney to transact all matters in his absence, as he was going to Virginia to deal with suits from Delilah South, "on account of my son Richard Bostick getting a base begotten child with her" (Deed Bk. B, p.298).

    Charles moved to Rutherford County, NC, in 1796, in Sept 1796 he bought 200 acres on Wilkeys' Creek in Rutherford County for £100. In November 1796, he bought 150 acres from Benjamin Dayley. In Oct 1806, he sold the first tract of land to Richard Estridge for $370. He left a will there in 1813. His wife Ruth survived him, but is not listed in the 1820 census.

Family: Ruth Scoggin b. c 1742, d. a 1813


  1. [S31] Katherine Kerr Kendall, Person Co. NC Compilations of Wills, Tax Lists 1792-1820,.

Chesley Bostick1

M, b. circa 1768, d. after 1830
  • Last Edited: 8 Jan 2020
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1768; Halifax Co., Virginia
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1788; Bride=(?) Hamrick
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 23 December 1806; Rutherford Co., North Carolina; Bride=Susannah Webber
  • (resident) Census: 1810; Rutherford Co., North Carolina
  • (resident) Census: 1820; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina
  • (resident) Census*: 1830; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1830; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina
  • Biography*: 8 January 2020; Chesley Bostick was born around 1766, perhaps in Halifax County VA, or possibly in Orange County, NC.

    Chesley's father, Charles Bostick, moved to Caswell County NC by 1777, and Caswell County was formed from Orange County. Chesley probably married his first wife in Caswell County around 1786. Her name is unknown.

    He bought 86 acres on the South Hyco Creek from Sterling Quarls of Brunswick County, VA, for £100. The land was on Fish Trap Branch adjacent to James D. Handley and Joseph Gold. Andrew Buchanan and William Trotter were the witnesses.

    He was on the 1790 Caswell County census in St. Lawrence District. In 1791 Person County was formed from Caswell, and Chesley's land was in the new county. In Oct 1795, Chesley sold his 86 acres on the South Hyco Creek to Reuben Long for £100. John Johnston and William Sargeant were witnesses (Person County Deed Bk A, p.76) . Chesley was one of the buyers at the estate sale of John Dunwoody in 1796 (Person County Records Bk 1, p.297 and 2, p.5).

    Chesley moved to Rutherford County, NC in 1797. He must have lived near the Spartanburg District, SC line, as in September 1798, he witnessed a deed in Spartanburg District, SC Deed Bk F, p.300: Sept. 12, 1798 Joseph Champain (Spartanburgh) to William Hollaway (Person Co, NC); for 100£ SC money sold 290 ac on S side of main Broad R on Serat's Cr; border: grant South Carolina to Thomas Wilson; grant in 1787 South Carolina to Jesse Tate who sold to Joseph Champain. Witness David Tate and Chesley Bostick. Signed Joseph Champain's mark. Wit. oath Feb. 16, 1799 David Tate to H McCray. Rec. Apr. 24, 1799

    He was on the 1800 census in Rutherford County NC, and appears on the 1810 census there as well. In 1806, he married Susannah Webber, daughter of Casper Webber. In 1814, Casper Webber sold 200 acres in Rutherford Co. to his daughter Susannah Bostick (DB 29-31, p.200): "Know all men by these presents that I, Casper Weber, of the State and County aforesaid (Rutherford Co, NC) for and in consideration of the sum of $400 to me paid, hath bargained and sold unto my daughter, Susanna Bostick, during her lifetime, then to her heirs of her body, after her decision, a certain tract or parcel of land by the East side of the Broad River containing 200 acres more or less, bounded as follows: Beginning at the bank of the river then first almost above my Plantation then turning up said hollow the first branch thence to strike in the next branch where the lines between me and Phillip Ransour's crosses the branch with said line taking in all the lands that I do hold and possess along the river to the town lands.... in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23rd day of March, 1814...." The deed was witnessed by John Webber and Absolom Ellis, whose wife was Hannah Webber. At the same time Casper sold 200 acres to his son John, and the deed was witnessed by Chesley and Susannah Bostick (DB 29-31,p.203).

    In 1820, Chesley was recorded on the census in Spartanburg District SC, where Casper Webber had settled as well. But he was apparently still living on the above 200 acres on the east side of the Broad River, in Rutherford County. Records in the Court of Common Pleas in Spartanburg County show that Chesley owed a debt of $80 to Zachariah Sullins dated March 14, 1814, which he was unable to pay. This debt gradually accumulated interest, and court costs, over a period of 18 years. In 1825 he owed about $123. In 1826 Sheriff Thomas Poole attempted to sell Chesley's land and could not find a buyer. By 1832 he owed $252. Chesley's land was apparently sold by Sheriff James Hunt by a writ of Fieri Facias issued 2 July 1831. This, along with the prior sale of farm animals and personal belongings, fell short of the amount owed by about $10. The sale of the land was not recorded in Spartanburg Dist, but may have been recorded in Rutherford County NC.

    Chesley's date of death is unknown, but he was living in 1830 in Spartanburg District, perhaps with his daughter Rebecca, who married Smith Elder. Smith was living on Buck Creek by 1835, if not earlier. Buck Creek was in the northeastern part of the county, not a great distance from the Broad River. His wife Susannah was still living in 1860, and was listed in the 1860 Spartanburg County census, in the home of her daughter Rebecca, and Rebecca's husband, Smith Elder.2

Family 1: (?) Hamrick b. c 1767, d. c 1805

Family 2: Susannah Webber b. c 1774, d. a 1860


  1. [S31] Katherine Kerr Kendall, Person Co. NC Compilations of Wills, Tax Lists 1792-1820,.

  2. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..

Susannah Webber

F, b. circa 1774, d. after 1860
  • Last Edited: 26 Oct 2001
  • Biography*: Susannah Webber was born about 1774, according to the 1850 and earlier censuses. The 1850 census does not list her place of birth. In 1806, she married Chesley Bostick in Rutherford Co. NC. She was his second wife. The will of Charles Bostick (Rutherford Co. NC, 1814) mentions Chesley "and his children by his first wife." By 1820, Chesley and Susannah were in Spartanburg District, SC, where Chesley apparently died in the 1830's. Susannah was still there in 1860, and was living in the home of Smith and Rebecca Elder. Her date and place of death is not known. Susannah was the daughter of Casper Webber. This is proven by a deed in Rutherford Co. NC (DB 29-31, p. 200). Susannah and Chesley had moved to Rutherford County in 1797.
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1774
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 23 December 1806; Rutherford Co., North Carolina; Groom=Chesley Bostick
  • Married Name: 23 December 1806; Bostick
  • (Deceased) Death*: after 1860; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina

Family: Chesley Bostick b. c 1768, d. a 1830

Casper Webber

M, b. 1742, d. 10 February 1818
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 17421
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1767; Virginia; Bride=Rosannah Humphries
  • Marriage*: after 1808; Principal=Anna (?)
  • (Deceased) Death*: 10 February 1818; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina
  • Burial*: say 12 February 1818; Weber / Webber Cemetery, Shelby, Cleveland Co., North Carolina2
  • Biography*: According to his tombstone, Casper was aged 76 when he died in South Carolina in 1818, and so was born about 1742. Casper was already 36 years old when, in Nov 1778, a John Webber mortaged his land and belongings in Bedford Co, VA in order to secure a debt he owed to Casper Webber. (Bedford Co. Deed Book 6, p. 161). This John and Casper were probably brothers. John appears in Bedford County, VA records as early as 1769 (Bedford Co. Deed Bk. 3-337). Perhaps Casper was there in Bedford County in the 1760's as well, and if so may have married his wife, Rosanna, in Bedford County, as he must have married between 1763 and 1769. Bedford County was formed from Lunenburg County in Dec 1753. Casper Weber was a smith of some sort, and may have been a merchant as well. If Casper was primarily a smith or a merchant rather than a farmer, that would explain why there are so few records on him in Virginia. At age 36 in 1778, he was a bit too old to have served in the Revolutionary War. And his children were too young to have served. It is possible that Casper contributed supplies to the Revolutionary cause, but that is yet to be determined.

    Casper Weber was definitely in Campbell County, VA, by May, 1791, when he witnessed a deed of Mary Rust and George Rust, as executrix and executor of the will of Jeremiah Rust of Campbell County, to George Rust (sic) of the same place. Patrick Gibson and Donald Warrand were the other witnesses (Campbell County, VA Deed Book 3, p. 85). Casper also witnessed another deed from George Rust to Mary Rust, on the same day (Campbell Deed Bk 3-124). Casper's young son William Weber witnessed another Rust family deed a few days later that same May, 1791 (Campbell Co. Deed Bk. 3-129).

    William Weber had witnessed an earlier Rust deed in May, 1790 (Deed Bk 3- 199). Perhaps William's wife was a Rust. In 1790, William would have been about 20 years old, and just married.

    In Jan 1792, John Weber of Campbell County sold 200 acres to Casper Weber for £ 50. The land was on the head branches of Seneca Creek, part of a tract John Weber bought from Mary Read of Charlotte Co, VA. Mary had acquired the orignal 1162 acres by patent (Campbell Co. Deed Bk. 3-144). In Dec 1792, Henry Weber appears in a deed associated with John Webber (Deed Bk 3-341). Henry was probably John's son. In Jul 1794, Casper Weber acknowledged that he has received payment of a debt from John Webber, and relinquishes a mortgage he had on John's land to secure the debt (Campbell Co. Deed Bk 3-437). The original mortgage (mentioned above) was recorded in Bedford Co, VA, in 1778.

    In Nov 1794, Casper Weber witnessed a deed from John Jones to Thomas Gregg (Campbell Deed Bk 3-536). John and William Weber continue to be mentioned in deeds throughout this period. John was apparently Casper's brother, and William was Casper's eldest son. In Feb 1796, Peter Weber is mentioned as a bounding land owner in a deed from Christopher and Mary Irvine "of Clendenning" to William Watts of Campbell (Deed Bk 3-621). Peter was probably John's son.

    Also in 1796, the estate of Andrew Moorman owed Casper Webber money for "smith's work" (Campbell Co, VA Wills 1782-1800, p. 351). This is the evidence that Casper Weber was a smith of some sort.

    Casper Weber moved from Campbell Co, VA to Rutherford Co. NC sometime between 1796 and 1799. Casper first appears in the deed records of Rutherford Co. NC in 1799. That year he bought 167 acres on the Broad River, near the SC state line, for 1,000 silver dollars, a substantial sum of money (DB 12-14,p.38). Casper was buying prime river bottom land at a premium price. In 1800, he acquired 90 more acres on the Broad River (DB 20-21, p.149). Joseph and Casper Webber were chain bearers for the survey of this land, and are believed to be his sons. In 1804 Casper sold 200 acres to the town of Burr (DB 22-23, p.399).

    In 1807 a Casper Webber bought 264 acres on the Pacolet River, in Spartanburg District, SC. Whether this was Casper Sr. or Jr. is not clear (DB L-105). William Weber, Casper's son, was in Spartanburg District by 1800 and was there continuously until his death in 1847.

    In 1809 Casper bought a lot in the town of Ervinsville (Rutherford Co. DB 25,p.33). There were three entries on the 1810 census of Rutherford Co. for Casper Weber, and one entry in Spartanburg District, SC. This seems to be an error on the part of the census takers, for only two Caspers are known, Casper Sr. living in Rutherford Co. with his wife and four sons, and Casper Jr. in Spartanburg District.

    In 1811, Rosannah Weber died, and is buried in Spartanburg District, SC (in what is now Cherokee Co.) in the Allen-Glenn Cemetery.

    In 1814, Casper sold 200 acres in Rutherford Co. to his daughter Susannah Bostick (DB 29-31, p.200). The deed was witnessed by John Weber and Absolom Ellis, whose wife was Hannah Weber. At the same time Casper sold 200 acres to his son John, and the deed was witnessed by Chesley and Susannah Bostick (DB 29-31,p.203). Casper died in 1818, and is buried in Allen-Glenn Cemetery with his wife. Both are in marked graves, although part of the cemetery has been destroyed.
    Casper Webber left a deed of gift in Rutherford County, NC, in 1816, which apparently mentioned all of his children who were then living:
    Rutherford County NC Deeds, Vol. 29, pp. 33, 34, 35

    July the 30th 1816 No. 25

    Be it known to all to whom it may Concern that I Casper Webber of North Carolina and County of Rutherford now in perfect health of both body and mind but finding myself far advanced in years and being desirous in some measure to dispose of some of my personal Estate for my own Convenience as well as for the future benefit of my Children I do therefore by and with the Consent of my loving Wife Anna and for the love good will & affection that I bear to all my dutifull children Viz, Wm Webber, Susanna Bostick, Rachel Hunter, Margaret Amos, Casper Webber, Reuben Hopper, Joseph Webber, Hanna Ellis, Solomon Webber & John Webber, Give and bequeath and by these presents will warrant and defend unto all my before named Children the following Negro Slaves Viz - Jack, Winny, Tom, Bob, & Adam her Children Phillis, Jim, Drusilla & Isaac her Children under the following Reservation that is to say I Reserve the full power to myself at all times to hold in my possession all or any number of the afore named Negro slaves or to take out of the possession of any one of my Children & thisn [sic] or any of them to place into the possession of any other of my Children as my own Desiration [sic] shall at any time dictate and at all times for my own ease & convenience & for my own pleasure together with that of my wife Anna I receive the whole Right & Authority exclusively, of disposing of their labour [sic] and Services so as not to have it in my power to sell or dispose of them to any other person without the Consent of all my before Mentioned Children during my natural life and after my death the true intent and meaning of this deed of Gift is together with my Sincere Wishes that the aforesaid Negro Slaves together with their Increases shall be equally and fairly divided between my before mentioned Children, share alike subject to the two following Reasons that is to say that part of dividend of the aforesaid Negroes that would fall to my daughter Susannah Bostick it is my pleasure together with that of my Wife Anna that the full Rights and Inheritance of the same shall be fully vested in the lawfull [sic] heirs of her body after death but not to be subject to her disposal of her legal representatives Viz. her husband. Fondly [Finally?] that if it should please God to bless me and my Wife Anna with one or more Children that are Yet Unborn it is my Will pleasure together with that of my Wife Anna that the Child or Children so to be born if ever, shall have and draw a full and equal share of the aforesaid Negroes with my other Children above named and it is my pleasure together with that of my Wife Anna that my oldest Son William Webber shall take the care of this Deed of Gift and have proven and Registered and that he shall stand forward as the proper person to see that true and ample justice is done to all his brothers and Sisters agreeable to the true intent and meaning of this Deed of Gift In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 31st day of May in the Year of our Lord 1816. [Signed] Casper Webber [witnesses] Arthur Clarke, Narcissa Clark.

    Be it known that I Anna Webber Uxor of Capshaw [sic] Webber do freely and Willingly Certify that the Within Deed of Gift as it Contains the Donation of all the Negroes as mentioned within by Capshaw [sic] Webber my Husband to his Children as described within is done & Executed with my perfect good will and Consent and that I have freely signed this present Inderument [Instrument?] without either fear or threats from my husband or any of his Children but I do it with my free consent and pleasure as Witness my hand and Seal this 31st day of May in the Year of our Lord 1816 [signed] Anna ['x' her mark] Webber [witnesses] Arthur Clarke, Narcissa Clarke

Family 1: Rosannah Humphries b. c 1748, d. 19 Sep 1811

Family 2: Anna (?) b. s 1745


  1. [S1] The birth year is based on his tombstone which gives his age at death as 76.
  2. [S3], .
    Memorial ID 53089941.

Rosannah Humphries

F, b. circa 1748, d. 19 September 1811
  • Last Edited: 17 May 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1748; Virginia1
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1767; Virginia; Groom=Casper Webber
  • Married Name: circa 1767; Webber
  • (Deceased) Death*: 19 September 1811; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina
  • Burial*: say 21 September 1811; Weber / Webber Cemetery, Shelby, Cleveland Co., North Carolina2
  • Research Note*: 11 June 2017; This writer has explored the often mentioned possibility that Rosannah was a Humphries, and the daughter of a William Humphries. Microfilm records at the LDS library in Salt Lake City have been searched, and the William Humphries who was in the area where she lived was too young to have been her father. This idea goes back to at least the 1970's, and I have made a diligent effort for verify it. But no evidence has been found to support this theory. I have no evidence or reason to believe that the William Humphries of Onslow County, NC, was her father. And I have no autosomal DNA matches to this William, or to any Humphries from either Onslow, or the more relevant counties to this line.3
  • Biography*: 6 May 2018; Whoever Rosanna was, she must have been someone acquainted with Casper Webber, who was living in Bedford County, Virginia, or nearby, at the time of their marriage around 1767.3
  • Research Note: 2 March 2019; has introduced a feature called "Thrulines," which analyses autosomal DNA, per the AncestryDNA test. It suggests that various descendants of Rosannah, wife of Casper Webber, are related to several men named Humphries: Daniel Humphries, John Sadler Humphries, William Humphries, and Samuel Harrison Humphries -- and that Rosannah and the four men may have been children of William Humphries and Sarah Woods. Therefore I have tentatively added this couple as the parents of Rosannah. William was in early Stafford County, Virginia, in the northern part of the state. So his family could have been related to the Webbers, who were also from northern Virginia. However, this writer still has no paper records connecting Rosannah to this family.3

Family: Casper Webber b. 1742, d. 10 Feb 1818


  1. [S1] Rosannah's year of birth is based on her tombstone, which gives her age at death as 63.
  2. [S3], .
    Memorial ID 53090047.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..

Thomas Pennington Jr.

M, b. circa 1801, d. 30 October 1842
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2017

Family: Eleanor Phillips b. 1804, d. 3 May 1887


  1. [S1] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978.
  2. [S1830] 1830, Census, Year: 1830; Census Place: Regiment 38 and 30, Jasper, Georgia; Series: M19; Roll: 18; Page: 382; Family History Library Film: 0007038.

    Name:     Thos Pennington
    Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     Regiment 38 and 30, Jasper, Georgia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:     1
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:     2
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:     1
    Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35:     1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     4
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     6
    Total Slaves:     4
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     10.
  3. [S1840] 1840, Census, Year: 1840; Census Place: , Meriwether, Georgia; Roll: 46; Page: 122; Image: 834; Family History Library Film: 0007045.

    Name:     Thomas Pennington
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Meriwether, Georgia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     2
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:     1
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:     2
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:     1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1
    Slaves - Males - Under 10:     1
    Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23:     1
    Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35:     1
    Slaves - Females - Under 10:     3
    Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23:     2
    Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54:     1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture:     5
    Free White Persons - Under 20:     7
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
    Total Free White Persons:     9
    Total Slaves:     9
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     18.
  4. [S1] Obituary in Southern Christian Advocate, 30 Dec 1842, Vol. VI, No. 26
    Occupation: Planter
    Place of residence: Meriwether County, Georgia
    Religion: Methodist
    Cause of death: inflamation of lungs.

Eleanor Phillips

F, b. 1804, d. 3 May 1887
  • Last Edited: 30 Nov 2017

Family: Thomas Pennington Jr. b. c 1801, d. 30 Oct 1842


  1. [S3], .
    Find A Grave Memorial 16895490.
  2. [S1] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978.
  3. [S1850] 1850, Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 59, Meriwether, Georgia; Roll: M432_77; Page: 321B; Image: 235.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Elenor Pennington     41
    H Pennington     20 (Hillery)
    J Pennington     17 (James)
    N A Pennington     16 (Nancy A.)
    T Pennington     12 (Thaddeus)
    T J Pennington     10 (Thomas Jefferson)
    J W Pennington      8 (Jeremiah W.).

William Franklin Turner

M, b. 11 January 1917, d. 8 May 2000
  • Last Edited: 1 Apr 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 11 January 1917
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 26 December 1971; Bride=Mildred Walene Latimer
  • (Groom) Marriage*: April 1987; Bride=Gertrude Daphene Pulley
  • Death*: 8 May 2000; Summerland Key, Monroe Co., Florida
  • Biography*: May 2004; From John C. Griffin, 9 May 2004:
    I'll look for Bill's obit. Daphene sent it to me, but I don't recall offhand what I did with it. I know it didn't say much beyond what he had done in the Keys, like being in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Daphene knew him growing up, so she can give you all his family background. He never talked about his mother, so I think she left when he was young, which is why I suspect he didn't marry until later in life. His sister, Dorothea, was married to Irwin Trowbridge, who led a very colorful life and remembered all of it. Irwin had been a lieutenant in the first world war and could tell you all about trench warfare and "going over the top." He had been a colonel in the second world war stationed at Andrews Air Force Base and had met all of the world dignitaries when they came for visits. He really liked Churchill, but thought Stalin was a jerk. Dorothea, who was much older than Bill, was a pain in the ass her whole life and we never understood what Irwin saw in her.
    Bill was a Master Sergeant in the army during the second world war, which, as you know, is the highest rank an enlisted man can obtain. He told me he was stationed just behind the front lines in the South Pacific theatre and was in charge of supply. I know nothing between then and when Mom met him. You are correct that he never went to college. He was basically a self-trained engineer. He came to Anderson Electric when they bought the company in Chicago he was working for, Bodendieck (sp?). He designed the tools, hot sticks and such, that power company employees use to work on high voltage lines. After Anderson was itself acquired by Square D, he became disillusioned and joined Salisbury & Co., back in the Chicago suburbs, Skokie. Mom refused to join him there unless he married her and the rest is history. His own company was called Market Street Engineering. He used it to dabble a bit after he retired from Salisbury, but I don't think he ever tried to make it amount to much.

    From Daphene Turner, May 19, 2004:

    Dear Lew:

         I will update you on what I remember of Bill's background. He was born in Arthur, Illinois, on January 11, 1918, where his father had a medical practice. It was an Amish area and you would see the horse pulling the buggy. The food in the restaurants was Amish and very good. My sister-in-law, Elaine Pulley, Bill, and I spent a day there one time when Bill and I were back in Taylorville. When Bill was 12 years old, he, his father, and mother moved to Taylorville where some of Bill's mother's family lived close by in a town called Shelbyville, Illinois. In due time, Bill's mother left his father and he and Bill lived together on (not exactly a farm) but acreage east of Taylorville. Bill's sister, Dorothea, was on her own and living in Chicago. I remember the house as Bill's sister had a group of us for fried chicken dinner one time when she was home.

    We both finally got into high school and went our separate ways. Bill ended up with a group that included Helen Douglas (she had the car!!!) and I started dating a fellow older than I was and out of school. Bill did have a hay ride one time for all of us. Another thing we did for excitement was hike to the train trestle and we would target practice with an air rifle. [Bill had several trophies for expert marksmanship -- and I think John has them.]

    Bill spent a year working for Emerson Electric Co. in Centralia, Missouri. He was young and just out of high school. I might add that his pay was $10.00 a week when he worked for Bodendieck Tool Co. (the same as mine when I worked for Montgomery Ward). Somewhere along this time Bill started dating my friend, Imogene Tarlton (Bond), but when she became too possessive, he broke up with her. Bill also started going with Charlotte Daykin, a lady older than he was. They dated for many years until he met and fell in love with your mother.

    Bill's number was the first drawn for the draft and he was sent to San Francisco. He was coming out of the service on the point system in 1945 and the A Bomb was dropped. Bill said he and all of the other soldiers couldn't believe in the A Bomb. He came back to Taylorville and worked for Tipsword Tool Co. (Tips Tool). He joined the Taylorville Dive Team and they would come to the Keys. Bill
    transferred to Birmingham with Anderson Electric and then on to Chicago to Salisbury Electric. When he and your mother retired, they moved here to the Keys.

    I moved to St. Louis in the spring of 1943 and my mother and I worked for Emerson Electric on the night shift (8:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.). My mother stayed there until she retired. I was married to William Hughey Euston for 23 years, widowed 13 years, and married to Bill Turner for 13 years. You know the rest.

    I met Bill at our class reunion in September 1986 and we married in April 1987. The reunion was in Taylorville, Illinois. At the time of the reunion, I had not had any contact with Bill since he joined the army.

    Bill died on May 8, 2000. Some time after Bill came home from the service, he and his father bought a home on Market Street in Taylorville. This is how Market Street Engineering came into existence. It seems that Bill needed a company of his own in order to get credit for his tools that he had patented. My attorney wouldn't let go of the file on Market Street Engr., but finally after 3 years she turned them over to Michael DeRoche and he knew who to get in touch with to get my name on the certificates. In addition to Market Street Engr., my broker got my name substituted for Bill's on his General Motors stock, Delphi (a few shares), and Raytheon (a few shares). These last 2 were spin offs of General Motors.

    Bill's father died in 1947 or 1949 while living on Market Street in Taylorville. Bill had won a lot on the Taylorville Lake and he built a home on it suitable for a bachelor! He lived there about a year and then was transferred to Birmingham. He sold the house on the lake.1

Family 1: Mildred Walene Latimer b. 6 Jun 1921, d. 19 Nov 1984

Family 2: Gertrude Daphene Pulley b. 13 May 1920, d. 21 Mar 2005


  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr..