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I give up and then I start again. It just seems impossible that no one knows this family. They lived in Lexington County in 1880. They may also have lived in Batesburg - not sure. Three settled in Conway County, Morrilton, Arkansas; two lived in California and the others I have no clue. The two in California's information is sparse. I am from the Arkansas line. Here is what I have.
Their Children – all brothers and sisters born in South Carolina

1. Alice Sawyer Boozer. Spouses or partners: Nathan Davis and Richard Boozer, Sr.. Children
a. Anna or Agnes – born in South Carolina. Married Felix Mason from Tennessee. Two children.
b. Moses Davis – born in South Carolina. Married Elizabeth Washington. Several Children.
c. Otto Boozer – born in Arkansas. Never married.
d. Pauline Boozer. Born in Arkansas. Married Grant “Bo” Oliver. No children.
e. Naomi Boozer – born in Arkansas. Married Will Hensley. Two children.
f. Rachel Boozer – born in Arkansas
g. Richard Boozer, Jr. – born in Arkansas married and had children. Descendants in Ozan, AR

2. George Ponds .Spouse: Ida Swaggert from South Carolina
a. John Ernest “Jack” Ponds parents. “Jack” married Addie Oliver. Children: James E. Ponds Hattie Ponds Hart, Pauline Ponds Wells, Faye Ethel Ponds Jefferson, Mamie Ponds Erby, Charles Ponds, ClaudePonds, Magdalene Ponds Hervey, Hazel Ponds Nelson, Marcus Ponds.
b. Thomas Pervis Ponds parents. “Pervis” married Delores Templeton. No children.

3. John Bascom Ponds (Backy). Spouses: Ida Armstead from TN. (my great-grandparents). married Ella Mason from TN after Ida died. John Bascom and Ida’s children were
a. Estelle Ponds who married Arthur Nash who was the son of Elsie Davenport or Davis from SC
b. Tollie Ponds – my grandfather who was Frank John Ponds’ father.

4. Lizzie Ponds. Don’t have any information about her.

5. Thomas Pond . Spouse: Minnie Lee Curtis from SC. Lived and died in California. Children?????

6. Mary Ponds. Don’t have any information about her

7. Estelle Ponds (the first Estelle): Don’t have any information about her. Backy named his daughter after her.

8. Cromwell Ponds lived in Kansas City, Missouri in 1917 when he registered for the draft and in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1920 where he was a pullman porter for a railroad company. He died in Alameda, CA. Had no wife or children that I have found.

Our Pond(s) family history book is at the publishers now without benefit of the missing information. Any help with the Pond(s) - Lytes family greatly appreciated. Please email me.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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