From: Cynthia H. Porcher
Date: June 15, 2000

Does anyone recognize these families?  They have ties to Charleston,
Chesterfield, and Sumter Counties. Would love to share info if I can find a

1. Joseph Henry VILLENEUVE, M. Born on 6 Jul 1835 in Charleston , Charleston
Co, SC. Joseph Henry died in Cheraw, Chesterfield Co, SC on 28 Dec 1874; he
was 39. Buried in St David's Episcopal Church Cemetery. Resided in Goose
Creek, St James Parish, Charleston Co, SC in 1860. Resided in Cheraw,
Chesterfield Co, SC in 1870. Occupation: Stone Cutter, made monuments and
tombstones. Civil War Vet, Lt under Johnson Hagood.

chp note: Joseph's signature is on the gravestones of other members and
others who are buried in St David's Churchyard.  His stone was signed
"White."  One of Sarah Jane's relatives?

Joseph Henry married Sarah Jane WHITE, F, daughter of UNKNOWN WHITE, M &
Keziah Jane (unknown surname), F. Born ca 1838. Sarah Jane died in Waycross,
Ware Co, GA on 5 Jul 1917; she was 79.

****Following th death of her husband, Sarah Jane and the children moved to
SUMTER, SC, where she lived on MAIN ST. Could this have been her father's
house? It is unclear whether Sarah had family in Sumter or she was going to
be near Joseph's family who lived in Sumter. ****

Census: The 1880 census shows Sarah (age 42) as head of household with the
following children, born in SC. 
John W, 20
Hattie, 13
Lorenze, 11
Charles L, 8
Joseph, 6

They had the following children:
 2 i. Charlie J. (Died in Childhood), M
 3 ii. Eugenia (Died in Childhood), F (1862-1863)
 4 iii. William J, M (ca1858-)
 5 iv. John Wesley, M (ca1860-)
 6 v. J Haywood (Died in Childhood), M (ca1865-1867)
 7 vi. Hattie Elizabeth, F (ca1868-)
 8 vii. Lorenz Stoppelbein "Renny", M (1868-)
 9 viii. Sarah Ellen (Died in Childhood), F (ca1869-1871)
 10 ix. Charles L, M (ca1872-1894)
 11 x. Joseph Henry, M (1875-1949)

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