Puckett

Andrew Logan McKee married Mary Jane Puckett.  She was the daughter of James M. Puckett and Obedience Allen.

Before we start with the Puckett line, evidence seems to show that Obedience Allen was the daughter of Stephen Allen of Laurens County, SC.  Her mother had died before the 1840 census.  Names of all members of the household did not appear until the 1850 census.  Stephen Allen died sometime between 1860-1870 censuses.  We know Obedience had two brothers named William and Stephen and two sisters named Jennie and LaFrancis.  According to earlier census records there were other siblings, whose names are now lost.

James and Obedience had eight children and Mary Jane was their youngest.  Mary Jane’s sister, Tryphenia, married Andrew Logan McKee’s first cousin, James Chandler.

 

Descendants of James M. Puckett

        1.  James M.9 Puckett  (William Smith8, James D.7, Thomas Hobby6, Richard5, Richard4, William Smith3, John2, Henry1) was born 1828 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died January 03, 1870 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married Obediance Allen Bef. 1850, daughter of Stephen Allen and Wife.  She was born May 17, 1823 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died June 10, 1896 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

 Notes for Obediance Allen:

In the probate file of William S. Puckett

I Obedience Puckett of the State and County aforesaid respectfully shows unto the court that I am the widow of James M. Puckett decd, whom Wm S. Puckett in his last will and testament gave a specific legacy of a certain farm within a proscribed boundary for a term of four years as mentioned in said will unto my husband James M Puckett to have and enjoy the use and benefits of the same which he and his family did for the term of two years when Wm A. Puckett the executor of Wm S Puckett decd forbid the further occupancy of said farm by James M Puckett and family and at the insistence of said executor the farm was abandoned by James M Puckett.  Now I the said Obedience Puckett in my own rite and in behalf of my children viz WS Puckett, Sallie F Chandler wife of James F Chandler, PJ Puckett, JR Puckett, JA Pukett, GP Puckett and Mary Jane McKee wife of AL McKee all of whom have arrived at their majority respectfully present a claim against the said Estate of Wm S Puckett decd for  [no amount listed] dollars as the value of said farm for the two years which my husband was prevented from enjoying by Wm A Puckett.  This May 12, 1887[or2].  Respectfully submitted Obedience Puckett [her mark]   In the presence of RM Balentine

Obedience has an estate record in which her heirs against C F Chandler [for the land he apparently lived on].  The land was sold and after her debts were paid the money was split among her heirs.

her sons, George Preston Puckett  and John A. Allen death cert{s} list her as maiden name as Obedience Allen

More About Obediance Allen:  

Burial: June 1896, Poplar Springs Baptist Church; Ware Shoals, Laurens County, South Carolina

Signature: Could not write, but her mark is on file in the will of W. S. Puckett

Widow: 26 years, 5 months, 7 days

Children of James Puckett and Obediance Allen are:

+      2                 i.    William Sanford10 Puckett, born February 1851 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died February 12, 1911 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

+      3                ii.    Sarah Tryphenia Puckett, born May 08, 1852 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died October 30, 1895 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

4               iii.    James R. Puckett, born September 11, 1852 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died July 10, 1924 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for James R. Puckett:

Birthdate from his death certificate, however his sister, Tryphenia was born in May 1852 {according to her tombstone}.   He was probably born in 1853 instead of 1852.

More About James R. Puckett:

Cause of Death: Apoplexy

+      5               iv.    Pickney Jones Puckett, born September 12, 1854 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died June 10, 1921 in Alabama.

6                v.    Allie Ann Puckett, born September 08, 1856 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died June 11, 1857 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

+      7               vi.    John Allen Puckett, born October 22, 1859 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died June 11, 1935 in Greenwood County, South Carolina.

+      8              vii.    George Preston “Pet” Puckett, born March 21, 1861 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died January 24, 1941 in Greenville County, South Carolina.

9             viii.    Mary Jane Puckett, born December 12, 1863 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died March 16, 1928 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She married Andrew Logan McKee January 19, 1882.

Generation No. 2

        2.  William Sanford10 Puckett (James M.9, William Smith8, James D.7, Thomas Hobby6, Richard5, Richard4, William Smith3, John2, Henry1) was born February 1851 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died February 12, 1911 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married (1) Katie Brownlee 1878.  She was born 1854, and died June 25, 1884.  He married (2) Florence Agnew August 26, 1890.  She was born December 25, 1856, and died December 09, 1909 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

 Children of William Puckett and Katie Brownlee are:

10               i.    Carrie11 Puckett, born June 24, 1882; died May 23, 1912.

11              ii.    Jesse Smith Puckett, born March 31, 1884 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died October 14, 1948 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He married Blanche Estelle Ives January 01, 1912 in Norfolk, Virginia; born October 29, 1891 in Princess Anne County, VIrginia.

 

Child of William Puckett and Florence Agnew is:

12               i.    Mary Beatrice11 Puckett, born October 1894.  She married Elzie Joe Sinnet; died June 1913.

3.  Sarah Tryphenia10 Puckett (James M.9, William Smith8, James D.7, Thomas Hobby6, Richard5, Richard4, William Smith3, John2, Henry1) was born May 08, 1852 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died October 30, 1895 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She married James Franklin Chandler Abt. 1880, son of John Chandler and Jane McKee.  He was born January 21, 1856 in Greenwood County, South Carolina, and died May 06, 1930 in Greenwood County, South Carolina.

Notes for Sarah Tryphenia Puckett:

On the 1860 census she is listed as S. J.

On the 1880 census she is listed as Sallie

Her tombstone has Tryphenia

Sallie is usually short for Sarah–so that part is just an “assumption”–no proof

I wondered what Tryphenia meant so I just googled it..Tryphena is of Greek origin.  It means “delicacy”.  The name appears in one of Paul’s epistles to the Romans.  So I guess they got it from the Bible.  Another site says of Hebrew origin.  Mean’s delicate or soft.  Romans 16:12  New Living Translation (©2007)

“Give my greetings to Tryphena and Tryphosa, the Lord’s workers, and to dear Persis, who has worked so hard for the Lord.”

Birthdate from her tombstone

Greenville News  Obituary

Greenwood, May 6—-James F. Chandler, 74, died from a heart attack while at work in the Greenwod Mills today just after he had returned from dinner.  He had been in declining health for a sometime.

Mr. Chandler was a native of Laurens County but had lived here for 36 years.

He is survived by his widow who was Mrs. Nannie Campbell Hembree; two sons, J. B. Chandler, Kirksey and E. B. Chandler, Asheville, NC; one daughter, Mrs. J. O. Still, Greenwood; and the following step-children, Mrs. J. B. Bowie, Mrs. T. E. Corley, Mrs. J. H. Corley, and Mrs. W. K. Waites, Greenwood; and Mrs. H. L. Ouzts, Frankling Springs, Ga.

Funeral services will be conducted at West Side Baptist church tomorrow at 2 o’clock by Rev. W. H. Beirs and interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

In a letter Andrew Logan McKee wrote to a cousin, in 1898, he wrote that James Chandler had married a widow with 6 or 8 children.

Children of Sarah Puckett and James Chandler are:

13               i.    Leila “Lula” Lee11 Chandler, born May 04, 1884 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died October 27, 1926 in Greenwood County, South Carolina.  She married William Lee Griffin Bef. May 12, 1906; born March 23, 1883; died August 19, 1955 in Newberry County, South Carolina.

Greenville News     obituary

Greenwood–Oct. 27 {Special}—Mrs. Lula Lee Griffin, wife of W. L. Griffin, 42, died at their home here late today after an illness of three years.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at South Main Street Baptist Church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. E. Hardaway.  Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery.  Mrs. Griffin before her marriage was a Miss Chandler, daughter of J. F. Chandler, of this city.

Besides her father and husband, she leaves two daughters, Misses Thelma and Edith Griffin, and two sons, William Marion Griffin and James R. Griffin, all of Greenwood.  She also is survived by one brother, J. B. Chandler of Kirksey; a half brother, Emmett D. Chandler of Asheville; a sister, J. O. Still, Greenwood and five step sisters, Mrs. Annie Bowie, Mrs. J. H. Corley, Mrs. T. E. Corley, Mrs. W. K. Waites all of Greenwood, and Mrs. A. L. Ouzts, Franklin Springs, Ga.

14              ii.    John Broadus Chandler, born September 28, 1880 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died January 28, 1938.  He married Alma Dorn.

Obituary   Greenville News

Greenwood, Jan. 29—Funeral services for John B. Chandler, 57, of Saluda County, former resident of Greenwood, who died at State Park yesterday will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by the Rev. G. R. Pettigrew and the Rev. A. D. Croft at Mountain Creek Baptist Church.  Mr. Chandler is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alma Dorn Chandler; one daughter, Miss Cecile Elizabeth Chandler, Duke hospital; one son, Broadus L. Chandler, Callison; one brother, Emmett D. Chandler; five sisters, Mrs. T. E. Corley, Mrs. J. H. Corley, Mrs. Annie Bowie, Mrs. H. I. Ouzts, and Mrs. Bunelle Still all of Greenwood and a grandson.

5.  Pickney Jones10 Puckett (James M.9, William Smith8, James D.7, Thomas Hobby6, Richard5, Richard4, William Smith3, John2, Henry1) was born September 12, 1854 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died June 10, 1921 in Alabama.  He married Susan Francis ? 1870.  She was born January 1845 in Georgia.

Notes for Pickney Jones Puckett:

Moved to Alabama

Occupation: Carpenter

Notes for Susan Francis ?:

According to the 1900 census she had 5 children, 4 still living.  Maggie was on the 1880 census but not 1900 census.  All of the other children are on both the 1880 and 1900 censuses so it seems Maggie died somewhere between 1880-1900.

Children of Pickney Puckett and Susan ? are:

15               i.    John F.11 Puckett, born September 1870.

16              ii.    Pickney S. Puckett, born June 1875.

17             iii.    Rosa Puckett, born August 1877.

18             iv.    Houstan Puckett, born March 1880.

19              v.    Maggie Puckett, born 1873; died Bet. 1880 – 1900.

7.  John Allen10 Puckett (James M.9, William Smith8, James D.7, Thomas Hobby6, Richard5, Richard4, William Smith3, John2, Henry1) was born October 22, 1859 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died June 11, 1935 in Greenwood County, South Carolina.  He married Annie Bowie August 19, 1890, daughter of Jacob Bowie and Malinda Agnew.  She was born March 20, 1870 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died February 02, 1958 in Greenwood County, South Carolina.

Notes for John Allen Puckett:

Greenville News   Obituary

Greenwood, June 11—John A. Puckett, 76, court crier here for many years died at his home last night after three weeks illness.  Funeral services will be conducted at Gilgal Church, Abbeville County  Wednesday at 3 o’clock by his pastor, Dr. Roswell C. Long of the First Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Puckett was a native of Newberry County, the son of James and OBedience Allen Puckett.  He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Annie Bowie, one son, William Puckett and two brothers, G. P. and J. R. Puckett.

Notes for Annie Bowie:

Greenville News     obituary

Greenwood, Feb. 2—-Mrs. Annie Bell Bowie Puckett, 86, wife of John A. Puckett of 927 Brooks St., died Sunday at 10:50 am at a Greenwood hospital following a long illness.

Mrs. Puckett was born in Abbeville County, a daughter of the late Jake Howard Bowie and Mrs. Malinda Jane Agnew Bowie, both of the old Abbeville County families.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are an adopted son, William P. Puckett of Atlanta, Ga; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three half-sisters, Mrs. Maude McKinney of Greenwood, Mrs. W. M. Morgan of Greenville, and Mrs. Corrie Kay of Pelzer, and one half-brother, Ben Bowie of Greenville.

Funeral services will be conducted at Blyth Funeral home Monday at 3pm by Dr. R. L. Alexander.  Burial will be in Gilgal Methodist Church Cemetery in Abbeville County.

Pallbearers will be Edward Kay, Joe Chalmers, Will Louis Morgan, Ben Cochran, R. Lynn Lyon, J. A. Suber, Cullen Bourne Jr and tommy Turner.

The body will be at the funeral home and the family will be at the home of her nephew, E. G. Kay, 807 Reynolds St.

Child of John Puckett and Annie Bowie is:

20               i.    William Perry11 Puckett, Adopted child.  He married Estelle Eberhardt November 18, 1920.

Notes for William Perry Puckett:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Adopted son

8.  George Preston “Pet”10 Puckett (James M.9, William Smith8, James D.7, Thomas Hobby6, Richard5, Richard4, William Smith3, John2, Henry1) was born March 21, 1861 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died January 24, 1941 in Greenville County, South Carolina.  He married (1) Annie Lee Mabry.    He married (2) Pearl Amick 1889, daughter of John Amick and Sarah Slane.  She was born January 12, 1872 in Westminister, Oconee County, South Carolina, and died November 20, 1936 in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Notes for George Preston “Pet” Puckett:

From Virginia Heaton

I remember Uncle Pet crossing the field to come and visit with us.  He would always eat with us when he came.  When he got ready to eat he would take his teeth out of his mouth and wrap them in a napkin and put them in his pocket.  I don’t know how he gummed everything the way he did, but that’s exactly what he did.

Uncle Pet is the only great-uncle Virginia remembered.  He was also closest to his sister, Mary Jane’s age.

Greenville News   Obituary

George Preston Puckett, 80, died at his home on the Pendelton Road last night at 7:40 o’clock.  He had been in declingin health for the past several months.

Mr. Puckett was born and reared in Laurens County, a son of the late James and Obedience Allen Puckett.  He lived in Oconee County near Westminister for sometime before coming to Greenville to make his home.  For the past 26 years he lived in Greenville where he was well known and highly respected.

He was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church.

His wife, the late Pearl Amick Puckett died four years ago.

Surviving are three daughters, Misses Alice and Irene Puckett; and Mrs. J. Paul McJunkin; five sons, A. G.; I. B.; George W.; Howard and John C. Puckett.  Eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed and will be announced later from the offices of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.

More About George Preston “Pet” Puckett:

Occupation: Farmer

Notes for Annie Lee Mabry:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Burned to death about 8 months after marriage

Notes for Pearl Amick:

Greenville News   Obituary

Mrs. Pearl Amick Puckett resident of the Pendelton road, died yesterday morning at 9:15 o’clock at her home.

Mrs. Puckett was born and reared at Westminister, a daughter of the late John A. Amick and Sarah Stone Amick.  She had been a resident of Greenville for 21 years.

Mrs. Puckett was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, G. P. Puckett, survives her together with three daughters, Mrs. J. P. McJunkin, Misses Alice and Irene Puckett; all of Greenville and five sons, A. G.; J. B.; George W.; John C.; and Howard L. Puckett of Greenville.  She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. W. B. Looney, Walhalla; Mrs. Maude Dean, Anderson; Mrs. Gertrude Pace, Seneca; and two brothers, J. C. Amick–Greenville and B. L. Amick, Blackburg.

Funeral services will be held from Highland Presbyterian Church on the Old Easley Bridge road tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. The Rev. C. T. Squires will officiate and interment will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Further announcements will be made at Thomas McAfee, funeral directors.

Children of George Puckett and Pearl Amick are:

21               i.    Alice Eliza11 Puckett, born April 1890.

22              ii.    Alston Puckett, born October 1893.

23             iii.    JThomes B. Puckett, born December 1896.

24             iv.    Irene Puckett, born December 1898.

25              v.    Ruby Puckett, born November 17, 1900 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died April 17, 1969 in Greenville, South Carolina.  She married Jesse Paul McJunkin; born August 30, 1905 in Greenville, South Carolina; died May 20, 1967.

26             vi.    George Puckett, born 1909.

27            vii.    John Carolton Puckett, born March 02, 1912; died June 30, 1954 in Greenville County, South Carolina.  He married Dorothy Barton.

28           viii.    Howard Puckett, born 1915.

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