[SC] Amos Slater, Duncan Sr.
I must say things are looking a little bit better in 2012 with getting hit's for surnames from the 1930 census. I look into the parents of people married into the family and see if there is anything that can give me an idea of migration. Sometimes you get more than you realize. On Ancestry, I have my names of deceased ancestors in the public view. I post whatever I can document.
Just found out the father, Amos Slater, of Duncan Slater Sr., was married 4 times. He married 2 sisters in the Jackson Family starting in the 1850's and a cousin. The poster said after the first Jackson sister died, Amos went back to this family and married the 2nd available sister. The 4th wifes name was unavailable. He also was know to be a high profile farmer in Darlington SC in his day. After she died he went back and courted and married a cousin. Now I wonder, how did these ladies die so early in their marriages. Hmmm! Amos had 29 total known children. Duncan was born from the 3rd marriage to Lula Dials, the cousin of the Jackson sister's. Duncan Sr. married my cousin Ida Mae VANCE. She gave birth to 2 children. Maryland and Duncan Jr. After her death, he married Birtie Lawrence. This time the wife oulived the husband. I am beginning to wonder, how these wives predeceased their husbands. The poster said they have confirmed 3000 confirmed decendants from Amos Slater and his marriages. Another mystery!!!
Anyhow I am looking for my Vance blood line and Maryland and Duncan Jr. are my names of interest.
Maryland born 1924 Asheville, NC
Duncan Jr born 1928.
Amos Slater is buried in the Slater Cemetery in Cypress, SC. But there is another turn of events. From another poster I have been told there is a Amos M and a Amos D. I think Amos really got around.
Don't give up. If you want positive hits to your queries, don't worry about someone taking information from your research. If you think about it, when any of us find information for ancestors, we are taking information from someone else's research. That why it is research.