It's 3:11 am and I have just found something that could lead me beyond the cemetary on Draytonville Mountain! My father always spelled his family's name Macomson and claimed that his grandmother was from Ireland. The family was from somewhere around Gaffney or Chester, at one time lived near the Broad River and at another time at "the gold mine."At some point, I believe that they may have moved to the "old Bob Patterson place" in NC.
I'm looking for a connection to my gggrandfather George Makemson (b. abt 1803 d. 12/14/1862). May have been married to a woman named Martha ?May have had a brother named Graham and a sister named Minerva or Manerva.
I have sketchy info from my father, William Jay(Jairues)Hill,who is deceased but according to him: Martha Ann(e)Macomson/Makemson AKA "Aunt Matt" was his grandmother's name. He thought she was born 2/15/1847. She was married to Lawson H. Hill at one time.Martha's brothers may have been Lucius and Martin.Martha was supposed to have been 91 when she died between May and July 1931. She's buried on Draytonville Mountain in Union County, SC.Martha Ann(e) may have had an Aunt Minerva(Manerva?)who may never have married.
There is a series of known, but possibly unmarked, graves on Draytonville Mtn. which include Logan Hill(thought to have been abt.16 when he died), Mrs. George Macomson/Makemson, Levada Hill (Mrs. Larkin Pennington) Minerva or Manerva Macomson/Makemson, the infant twin of Jesse Monroe Hill, (my father's brother) and a baby sister of Jesse.Only one dated stone marker stood over Logan Hill's grave when I was there last time and church members were moving the "rocks" that were marking the other graves.We put them back.
Can you help me fill in the blanks?I'll happily share whatever I have or can find out.