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My Lytes/Ponds relatives were from Batesburg/Leesville. I have two Lytes that I know about in my ancestry - both of them my great-great grandmothers: Caroline Lytes Thornton (James Thornton) and Frances Lytes Ponds (Mark or Michael Ponds).

I have tried everything except advertsing in the newspapers. I wrote to John Davenport in Batesburg quite a while ago because I knew he had information but he never replied. He was a member of the Davis/Lafayette family who I believe lived in the area.

We are having yet another family reunion in 2008 in Arkansas and we are trying to connect with the other Ponds/Lytes family members. As far as I know Thomas and Cromwell Ponds didn't have children but then there were the sisters Mary, Estelle, and one more but we don't know who they married.

If you can ever shed any light on this family, please let me know. I am at

I have pictures of three of the brothers: J. Bascom, Thomas, and Cromwell.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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