Am still searching for my gr-grandmother, Mary Jane Brogdon. Have a new lead so am looking for descendants of John Brogdon who first married "Martha" and second married "Elizabeth/Betsy," and lived in Marion County, SC. He is on the 1850-1880 SC Census lists, probably before but hard to tell since only heads of household names were printed on earlier census records. Children from his first marriage (per 1850 census) were Elijah, William, Elizabeth, Eliza, Mary, Edward, Ann, Rebecca, Rachael, Elander, and Celia. By 1860 Martha was no longer listed and it's hard to tell whether "Elizabeth" was a new wife or the daughter; but Eliza, age 24, Elander age 16, Celia age 14, Beaty age 4, and Angelina age 2, were listed as children. By 1870 the only children shown were "Beaty age 14, Angelina age 12, John age 9, Eli age 7, and William age 2."By 1880 Betsy is shown as "wife," and children shown as "Eliza age 46, John age 18, Eli age 15, and William age 12."
If you know anything about this particular family I would appreciate hearing from you.