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Searching for African American Relatives of Clara McDonald - Sumpter S.C.

Searching for African American Relatives of Clara McDonald - Sumpter S.C.

Posted: 11 Aug 2002 3:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDonald, Lucky, Addison
I have been for two years unsucessfully trying to locate my family in South Carolina. I recently found my Grandmother's mothers name. Any assistance would be deeply appreciated.
My Grandmother's name was Daisy Mae Lucky who married Nathanial Addison. Her mothers name was Clara McDonald, born around 1888.
My grandmother had two sisters that I know of - Clara and Shupie. My family was know to be in the area's of Sumpter, Bishopville, Lee County. I hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance.

Re: Searching for African American Relatives of Clara McDonald - Sumpter S.C.

Posted: 6 Jan 2012 5:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jan 2012 5:15AM GMT
Surnames: Mcdonald
I can't tell you anything about Clara but I'm also looking for relatives with the last name McDonald, my grandfather Thomas McDonald. He was born around 1886 in South Carolina. My mother told me he was from Elliott. I think that's fairly close to Sumter. Unfortunately, he didn't tell anyone his parents names and I don't know if he had any siblings. He left South Carolina for Detroit Michigan probably in the early 1900s. I found him in the 1920 census in Michigan, married to my grandmother but I can't Nanything before that especially in South Carolina with out another relative to connect him to. He named his first born daughter Christena. Not sure if he was naming her after a loved one in South Carolina. This is very fragmented information but if there are McDonalds in Lee county that may have a possible lead, I would love to hear from you.

Re: Searching for African American Relatives of Clara McDonald - Sumpter S.C.

Posted: 15 Jan 2012 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately I have not been on this websiite for a couple of years since my search has come to a pause. Clara McDonald is where my search has stopped. I haven't been able to go beyond her as of yet. Clara is my great grand mother, the mother of my moms mother, whose name was Daisy Mae McDonald (her marriage name was Lucky). My name is Lorenzo, heres my email if you happen to find anything further, or just want to communicate: Thanks again, take care.


Re: Searching for African American Relatives of Clara McDonald - Sumpter S.C.

Posted: 28 Jan 2012 5:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jan 2012 6:00AM GMT
Surnames: McDonald
Are any of these names familiar to you? Harvey McDonald, Carolyn McDonald, Alfred McDonald, Craig McDonald, and many more to name. All are originally from Lee County, S.C. within the same vicinities that you indicated (Sumter, Lynchburg, Bishopville, Timmonsville, etc.).

Re: Searching for African American Relatives of Clara McDonald - Sumpter S.C.

Posted: 16 Mar 2016 12:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Mar 2016 12:21PM GMT
I don't know if you are still looking or whether this Harvey is yours, but a Harvey McDonald first showed up on the 1880 census with his married sister Bina Solomons. I have not been able to find either of them on the 1870 census.

1880; Census Lynchburg, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: 1241; Family History Film: 1255241; Page: 71D; Enumeration District: 115
HH 129/131
Grier Solomons 35 farmer SC SC SC
Bina wife 25 SC SC SC
Harvey McDonald bro-in-law18 SC SC SC [b. 1861/1862]

Harvey married Martha about 1884 when he would have been about 22. They were on the 1900 census with a number of children. Although Harvey's birth year was listed as 1867 on the 1900 census, rather than 1862, which would have been consistent with the 1880 census, many individuals weren't sure of when they were born or even how old they were.

1900; Census Place: Lynchburg, Sumter, South Carolina; Roll: 1543; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0108; FHL microfilm: 1241543
HH 32/32 [black family]
Harvey McDonald May 1867 33 married 16 years SC SC SC farmer
Martha wife Apr 1868 32 7/7 SC SC SC
James son Jan 1885 15 SC SC SC
Wesley M son Oct 1886 13 SC SC SC
Liza dau Jan 1889 11 SC SC SC
Eddie son Jan 1891 9 SC SC SC
Johnnie son Sep 1894 5 SC SC SC [David]
Marion son 3 Jan 1897 SC SC SC
Mary L dau Sep 1899 5/12 SC SC SC

Martha McDonald died about 1901 and Harvey married 2nd to Phyllis about 1902. They were on the 1910 census with Carrie (Carolyn?) in their household:

1910 Census Lynchburg, Lee, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 17, sheet 17B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,479. [black family]
Harvey McDonald 40 2nd marriage 8 years SC SC SC farmer general farm
Phyllis Wife 27 1st marriage 4/3 South Carolina
Carrie Daughter F 6 South Carolina
Harvey Jr. Son M 3 South Carolina
Ransom Son M 10 mo South Carolina
Eddie Son M 19 South Carolina
David Son M 16 South Carolina
Marion Son M 14 South Carolina
Mamie Daughter F 12 South Carolina

Harvey was on the 1920 at age 58, which is consistent with the 1880 census:

1920 Census Lynchburg, Lee, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1701; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 900
HH 270/272
Harvey McDonald 58 bl farmer general farm SC SC SC
Philis wife 39? 29? bl. SC SC SC
Mamie dau 19 bl SC SC SC
Harvey son 12 bl SC SC SC
Redfield son 10 bl SC SC SC
Rosa L dau 4 4/12 bl SC SC SC
Butler son 2 6/12 bl SC SC SC
Dollie 1 8/12 bl SC SC SC

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