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Re: [SC] POND(S) & LYTES FAMILY FROM SC
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I don't know the other Lytes who might have been relatives. Both my great-grandmothers were Lytes from Lexington County, South Carolina. I wish I knew the connections if there are any.
Other Lytes lived 20 miles east of my hometown in Faulkner County in a town named Conway. It looks like they might have been the family that later moved to Pine Bluff. I think they were dentists or doctors in Pine Bluff. They were all from Lexington County..and Pearl Lytes lived in Pine Bluff.
I always believed Henry P. Lytes was my Great grandfather Bascom Ponds uncle. He was a JP and performed the marriage for Bascom and Ida Armstead Ponds
I found Henry P. Lytes in the Conway County census of Welburne Township taken June 6, 1900 in Enumeration District 15, page 181A, sheet #4. He is listed as a 48-year-old Black male, born February 1852 in South Carolina. His wife Juliann is a Black female, age 47, born October 1852 in South Carolina. They have a granddaughter, Elsie, age 14, born January 1886 in Arkansas. Both her parents are from South Carolina. I think this more than a coincidence that Backey’s mother’s maiden name was Frances Lytes. (Ancestry.com census images 1900) This also tells me that the Lytes were in Conway County when Elsie Lytes was born, but I have not found this family on any other census sheets. What could have happened to him? Rather, what did happen to him? During reconstruction so many things happened to our people. He could have died of an illness, could have been hung, could have been “run out” of town, could have moved voluntarily, and could have returned to South Carolina. I’ll probably never know but perhaps someone else will investigate.