Hi, My ancesters used Kearsey and Kersey, in various census and marriage bonds. It gets kind of confusing trying to trace family with names changing every other decade or so. As far as I can tell my great great granfather John Riley Kersey or Kearsey, used the Kearsey name in the 1840 South Carolina census, and the 1850 Tennessee census (Rhea Co.)other times he used Kersey. My great grand father Wiley Kearsey/Kersey also used both spellings, somewhere about the late 1800's it stayed as Kersey.
My question is, does anyone have any information on a John Riley Kearsey/Kersey born in 1799 in SC. he married a Roxan unknown last name, born 1795 from NC. John Riley Kearsey, went by John and sometimes by Riley.