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FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS

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PATRICIA “PAT” ANN (SCHOONOVER) CHAMBLEE

I was born March 22, 1932 at home in Haines City, FL to Elsie Merle (Bradbury) Schoonover and Clarence H. Schoonover. Mother was the daughter of Louesta (Meyers) Bradbury and Clark F. Bradbury. She was born in 1904 in Fort Wayne, IN. My father was the son of Bertha (Peterson) Carson and Emil Carson. He was born in 1900 in Red Oak, Iowa. He apparently took the name of Schoonover after his parents were divorced and his mother remarried. My parents met in Fort Wayne, IN and later moved to Haines City, FL.

Patricia Ann Chamblee

I have an older brother, Paul H. Schoonover, born in 1927. He met Grace Stokes in Phoenix, AZ, while he was stationed at Luke Field, AZ. They were married in 1947 and have two daughters.

I have a twin sister, Clarrissa Ann Getsinger. She married Vernon Getsinger in 1953 and had five children. They were divorced in 1980.

My father married Mary Redmond. After an explosion at the plant in Norfolk, he had bad health and we moved to Elberton, GA. I went from the seventh through the eleventh grade there. (There were only eleven grades then.)

Our second child, Barbara Ann Chamblee was born in 1956 in Anderson. She is a graduate of Anderson College. She and George Fred Taylor, Jr. married in 1978 and have two boys, George Fred Taylor IV and Corey Barton Taylor. They live in Anderson.

Alan Harold Chamblee was our third child, born in Anderson in 1957. He is a graduate of Clemson University and is a civil engineer. He married Margaret Ann King in 1986. Their two daughters are Olivia Meg Chamblee and Emily Ann Chamblee and they all live in Anderson.

Wanda Lynn Chamblee was our fourth child, born in Anderson in 1957. She is a graduate of Clemson University and a teacher. She married Stephen Gregory Potts in 1952. They have two children, Madison Victoria Potts and Stephen Gregory Potts, Jr. They live in Clemson, SC.

I am retired and am active in family research, church activities and being available for my grandchildren. (345 words) Submitted by Patricia Ann Chamblee, Anderson, SC 29621. Sources: documents, cemeteries, family members.

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WAYNE M. GALLOWAY

Wayne

Galloway

was

born

1934

in

Lacombe,

Alberta

Canada.

His

adopted

father

was

Eldon

Galloway

and

his

mother

Goldie

Ferguson.

His

siblings are Joanne, Donalda, Frank, Carmen and Jeff. The family moved to Vancouver, WA in 1939. Wayne and Shirley Houser met during their ‘teen job’ of picking beans when they were 16 years old and later married. Drafted in the Army in1955 and spent 2 years in El Paso, Tx. Wayne also spent 20 years in the Air Force Reserves, retiring in 1993. Wayne and Shirley have 5 children, Victoria, Kevin, Elizabeth, Aaron and Rebecca. They were involved in church, school and political activities in Vancouver. Wayne climbed many N.W. mountains and taught himself construction trades. He has remodeled seven houses, now working on a dog trot house in Alabama. They both love genealogy research and traveled east and south many times before moving to Anderson County, SC to be closer to their ancestral research.

Frank “Bud” and Oma (Earp) Galloway

Eldon Galloway was born in Chester, MT In January, 1911. His father was Frank ‘Bud’ Galloway and his mother was Oma Earp. His siblings are Crystal, Kenneth, Rita, Wylie, Darrel, Vera, Lois and Robert. The family left Alberta in 1938 for Vancouver, WA where Eldon worked in construction and later for Alcoa, where he retired as a shift supervisor in 1973. His second marriage was to Agnes Rustvold in 1957. She died of cancer in February 1975, and he then married Jeanne Roloff in June 1975. Eldon passed away in January 1998. He was known as a good and fair supervisor at Alcoa.

Frank “Bud” Galloway was born in Bowers Mill,

Missouri

in1886.

He

was

the

youngest

son

of

Francis Marion and Melvina (Henson) Galloway. He married Oma Earp in Stavely, Alberta in 1908, where Frank had homesteaded. Oma was first cousin to Wyatt Earp and she was born in 1890 in

Finley,

Ohio.

Frank

left Alberta,

Canada

in

1937

for Vancouver, construction and

WA then

where he worked in at Alcoa where he retired

in

1956.

Grandpa

’Bud’

passed

away

in

1957.

(339

words)

Submitted

by

Wayne

M.

Galloway,

Anderson,

SC

29621.

Sources:

Grandma

Galloway Said It documents, graves,

Was heirs.

So

book,

court

CHURCHES, CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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CONEROSS BAPTIST CHURCH

John B. Brewer, Pioneer John B. Brewer and his wife, Nancy Sargent resided in the Eastern Subdivision of Anderson County when the 1850 Census was taken. The Census shows that John B. Brewer was born about 1814 in SC and research reveals that he probably died after 1880 in Pickens County, Alabama. He was a farmer and owned land in Anderson County. By 1860 John B. and Nancy Brewer and their family had moved to Pickens District, Walhalla, SC. The Brewer family joined Coneross Baptist Church and there John B. Brewer served as a deacon and church clerk and on the committee

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to build a new meeting house. Nancy probably died sometime between the 1860 and 1870 Census since John B. Brewer appears on the 1870 Census with his wife Eliza. Research shows that John B. Brewer was married to Nancy Sargent, Hannah Farmer, Eliza Jaynes and possibly a Hubbard. Eliza Jaynes Brewer died sometime after 1900 in Pickens County, AL. John B. Brewer had the following children: Mary Ann born 1834.

Coneross Baptist Church

Martha Jane born May 26, 1837, died July 16, 1895, married Andrew A. Smith who died in the civil war and then Elias J. Strickland. Elizabeth C. born 1840. William F. G. born 1843. James Holland born Sept. 02, 1847, died Oct. 10, 1916, married Mary Elizabeth. Sarah L. born Oct. 17, 1848, married William Dyer Wall. Josiah Brewer born 1849, died June 1, 1920, married Sarah Kizzie Garrett and then Frances A. Estes. Dica Emily born 1851, died 1939, married a Smith. Amanda M. born January 2, 1853, died July 3, 1926, married Wade Lowie. John Brewer born 1855. At this time we do not know which wife was the mother of which children, with the exception of James Holland whose mother is named on his Death Certificate as Hannah Farmer, and the three children born between the 1850 and 1860 Census. These three children are, Dica Emily born 1851, Amanda M. born Jan. 2, 1853 and John born 1855. (329 words) Submitted by Sue Dempsey Brewe , Anderson, SC. Sources: family knowledge, census, official records.

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SP4 JAMES E. HARPER

Jim Harper volunteered in the Army on 3/1962- 3/1965. My first six months was in basic training and Signal Corps School at Ft. Gordon, GA. The next two years I was stationed at Wildflecken, Germany and provided communications for our base, being stationed with Headquarters Company. My training was as a radio/telegraph security operator. My last six months of service was at Ft. Riley, Kansas, with the 1st Division, who in June 1965 was sent to Viet Nam. (80 words) Submitted by James Harpe , Anderson, SC. Sources: Documents.

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