Families and ancestry of sixteen great-grandparents

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  • ID: I103
  • Name: Savannah Elizabeth "Coonch" Barker
  • Given Name: Savannah Elizabeth "Coonch"
  • Surname: Barker
  • Name: Savannah Elizabeth "Coonch" Bates
  • Given Name: Savannah Elizabeth "Coonch"
  • Surname: Bates
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: 14BD8C8A14A842FDB6AEED4ADF5C607B93DB
  • Change Date: 1 APR 2012
  • Birth:
  • _PRIM: Y 14 SEP 1847 in , Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Census: 1880 Bennett Springs, Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Note: 389/389: J.B. BATES, m, 38, farmer, SC, SC, SC; Savannah, wife, f, 28, keeping house, SC, SC, SC 1
  • Census: 1900 Bennett Springs, Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Note: ED 15, 207/213: J.B. BATES, head, m, Jul 1845, 55, m, 30, SC, SC, SC, farmer; S.E., wife, f, Sep 1857, 42, m, 30, SC, SC, SC [niece Kate Kirkland is in 208/214; niece Minnie Brabham is in 209/215] 2
  • Census: 1910 Schultz, Aiken, South Carolina
  • Note:
    ED 17, Jackson Ave, 174/182: Savannah E BATES, head, f, 62, wd, 0, 0, SC, SC, SC; Kate KIRKLAND, niece, f, 32, s, SC, SC, SC, teacher, public school; Minnie BRABHAM, niece, f, 30, s, SC, SC, SC
    (also 3 boarders)
    3
  • Census: 1920 North Augusta, Aiken, South Carolina
  • Note: ED 19, West Ave, 170/188: Savannah E BATES, head, f, 73, wd, 0, 0, SC, SC, SC; Kate KIRKLAND, niece, f, 43, s, SC, SC, SC, school teacher; Minnie BRABHAM, niece, f, *, s, SC, SC, SC, census taker; Clara RILEY, niece, f, *, s, SC, SC, SC, school teacher (also 1 servant & 2 boarders) [legend: * illegible ages] 4
  • Death:
  • _PRIM: Y 18 JUN 1922 in , Aiken, South Carolina
  • Note:
    From SC death certificate: Mrs. Savannah E. Bates, widow, d. 18 Jun 1922, North Augusta, Aiken, SC, age 74y; cause: pulmonary tuberculosis; b. SC; parents: Ransom Barker (b. SC), Miss Ellis (b. SC); informant: B.R. Lewis, North Augusta, SC; buried 19 Jun 1922, Millette, SC
    Death notice, Augusta, GA, 19 Jun 1922: MRS. SAVANNAH BATES DIES IN N. AUGUSTA // Funeral to Be at Millette, S. C., This Morning. // The death is announced of Mrs. Savannah Elizabeth Bates, who died at her residence on Jackson Ave., North Augusta, S. C., Sunday morning at five-thirty o'clock, after an extended illness. She was 75 years of age. // The remains were shipped from the Wison Funeral Apartments Monday morning at five o'clock over the Charleston and Western Carolina Railroad to Milletts, S. C., where the funeral service will be held at the Speedwell Methodist Church at nine o'clock this morning. Reverend Jones pastor of the church officiating. The interment will follow in the church cemetery by the side of the grave of her husband, Col. Joseph Bates. // The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. M. J. Lewis of North Augusta and Mrs. W. A. Riley of Orangeburg, S. C.; one brother, J. H. Barker of Guillisonville, S. C.; and by three adopted nieces, Miss Kate Kirkland and Miss Minnie Brabham, of North Augusta, and Mrs. P. D. Black of Milletts, S. C. // Mrs. Bates, who was a Barker before her marriage, was a daughter of Maj. "Ranse" Barker, a prominent planter of the old Barnwell district of South Carolina.
    5 6 7
  • Burial:
  • _PRIM: Y Speedwell Methodist Church Cemetery, Millett, Allendale, South Carolina 8
  • Reference Number: 1293626
  • Event: comment
  • Note:
    An account of her wedding: Just a few miles distant stood the little Chapel where in the year 1871, January the twelfth, at eventide, William Allen Riley, third son of Captain James Wilson Riley and Emily Cleveland Riley, was married to Rosa Pauline Barker, fifth daughter of Major William Ransome Barker and Elizabeth Ellis Barker. This was a "Double Wedding" -- the brides, two sisters, "divinely tall, and most divinely fair", were dressed exactly alike -- in soft gray silken costumes, each with its cape, or "tippet", trimmed with silken fringe of blue. Each lovely bride wore a gray bonnet adorned with soft plumes of blue, and each bride wore a golden necklace which had been given her by her father -- long ago "before the War", -- In the land where they were dreaming. // After the marriage ceremony was over all the assembled relatives and friends took part in the reception at "Sycamore" -- the homestead -- in the new and modest house which was built after the burning of the beautiful plantation home "Sycamore." // The "Wedding Supper" was all that even a "Double Wedding Party" could have wished. // Then --"homeward serenely they went, with God's benediction upon them." // William Allen Riley and Rosa Pauline Barker Riley lived for a short while in the home of his father and mother, Captain James Wilson Riley and Emily Cleveland Myrick Riley, at "Trotti Place Plantation." Then they "went home" to "Fiddle Pond Plantation" where there had been built for them a little new house on the site of the old Riley home which had been burned by Sherman. // The other bride, Savannah Elizabeth Barker, was taken to the plantation home of her husband. There they lived in the Savannah River Valley. And theirs was a happy, hospitable home. No children were born to them, but many children were befriended by them and blessed by their loving, generous friendship.
    Also what Eve Riley Eaves said at the Golden Wedding Anniversary of William Allen Riley and Rosa Pualine Barker Riley at their home in Orangeburg, South Carolina: "They were married at the little Chapel where the Riley and the Barker families worshipped, at five o'clock in the afternoon of January the 12th, 1871, by the Rev. William A. Clark, their friends gathering at the little Church in a lovely grove to witness the ceremony, and afterwards going to the old Barker homestead "Sycamore" where there was an old-fashioned Southern Wedding Supper. All the members of the two large families being present. A funny little incident connected with this supper happened when one of the old negro servants -- a former slave -- in his eagerness to do special honor to the groom, brought him a big plate of "cracklin bread" instead' of the fruit cake! // This was a double wedding, -- the other couple, Savannah Elizabeth Barker (the brides being sisters) and Joseph B. Bates -- the present gracious and lovely "Dame of Honor," our beloved "Aunt Coonch" and "Uncle Joe" -- whose memory we all hold dear. (It seems that the two bashful young men had chosen the same day to ask the mother for their respective lady-loves. Uncle Joe was last to screw up courage to put the important question to the lovely old lady. Coming immediately after the first proposal, she was naturally overwhelmed at this unusual demand for her daughtere. She threw up both hands and said, 'Do you want to marry all my daughters?' 'No, Mam,' the much frightened and flustered young man managed to gasp, 'I only want one now).
    9



    Father: William Ransome Barker b: 20 MAY 1816 in Crane Savannah, Barnwell, South Carolina
    Mother: Elizabeth Eve "Betsy" Ellis b: NOV 1815 in Combahee Plantation, Beaufort District, South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Joseph B. Bates b: 10 JAN 1842
    • Married: 12 JAN 1871

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: US Census Records
      Title: US Census Records (www.ancestry.com)
      Repository:
        Name: ANCESTRY.COM

      Page: 1880; Bennets Springs, Barnwell, South Carolina; Roll T9_1220; FHL Film: 1255220; Page: 128.4; ED: 26
    2. Abbrev: US Census Records
      Title: US Census Records (www.ancestry.com)
      Repository:
        Name: ANCESTRY.COM

      Page: 1900; Bennett Springs, Barnwell, South Carolina; Roll T623_1518; Page: 11A; ED: 15
    3. Abbrev: US Census Records
      Title: US Census Records (www.ancestry.com)
      Repository:
        Name: ANCESTRY.COM

      Page: 1910; Schultz, Aiken, South Carolina; Roll T624_1447; Page: 9B; ED: 17
    4. Abbrev: US Census Records
      Title: US Census Records (www.ancestry.com)
      Repository:
        Name: ANCESTRY.COM

      Page: 1920; North Augusta, Aiken, South Carolina; Roll T625_1683; Page: 8B; ED: 19
    5. Abbrev: SC Death Index
      Title: "South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955," database, Ancestry.com (http:/www.ancestry.com : 2008)
      Note: Name: Savannah E Bates Death Date: 18 Jun 1922 Age (Years): 74 Estimated Birth Year: 1848 Gender: Female Color: White County of Death: Aiken Volume Number: 11 Certificate Number: 8104
    6. Abbrev: GA, Augusta Chronicle
      Title: GA. Augusta.,  \i Chronicle\i0
      Page: 19 Jun 1922, p. 2A.
    7. Abbrev: SC Death Records, 1821-1955 (ancestry)
      Title: The Generations Network, Inc., "South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955 ." Database and images. (www.ancestry.com : 2008.)
      Page: (www.ancestry.com); Mrs. Savannah E Bates; 1922, Aiken County, certificate #8104.
    8. Abbrev: SCGenWeb Barnwell County
      Title: SCGenWeb Barnwell County (www.rootsweb.com/~scbarnwe/Barnw.htm: as of 1 Aug 2011
      Page: Speedwell Cemetery <http://www.historicmillett.com/speedwell_methodist_church_cemet.htm>
    9. Abbrev: Barker, Riley Barker Family
      Title: Clara Eloise Riley, Historical and Genealogical Record of the Riley Family and the Barker Family (Orangeburg, SC: W.D. Berry Printing, 1950)
      Page: pp. 27-28, 65
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