The Marion part is news to me, but the rest is family common knowledge.It is because of that marriage that we are third cousins to President Theodore Roosevelt via the Bullochs.In 1947, my great-great aunt Marie corresponded with John Ladson, Jr. of Moultrie, Georgia.She left me these letters.I have transcribed most of them onto my computer, but I will try to finish the rest to send to you.
He wrote, in part:
"Mary Ann Deane had a sister named Estell Dean, who married as her first husband Mr. Edward Splatt, and as her second husband Dr. James Dunwoody, Liberty County, Ga. She is often called Mrs. Estelle Dunwoody or Splatt, but the name Estell seems to be her given name.However, her sister Mary Ann names a daughter Esther Dean Ladson.
Edward Splatt of St. Paul’s Parish, S.C. married Miss Estell Dean of the same parish on Wed. Eve, July 24th ----.The date was not given other than Wed., eve the 24th of July.
Dr. James Dunwoody married Mrs. Estell Dean Splatt Sept. 1773, so we know that she married Edward Splatt prior to 1773.Dr. James Dunwoody seems to have been the father of John Dunwoody, and it seems that John Dunwoody’s sister Esther Dunwoody married Sen. John Elliot.
James Bullock, son of Archibald Bullock married Miss Ann Irvine, daughter of the late Dr. Alexander Irvine and Ann E. Bailie.They had two sons and one daughter, John Irvine, James Stephen and Jane.Jane Bullock married Dr. John Dunwoody, son of Dr. James Dunwoody and Estelle Dean Dunwoody.Mr. Dunwoody later moved to Roswell, Georgia.James Stephen Bullock, son of James and Ann Irvine Bullock, married first Esther Elliot, daughter of Senator John Elliot and Esther Dunwoody.Major Bullock moved from Liberty Co. to Roswell, Ga. and died suddenly one day in Church.He is buried in Roswell, Ga.
Mary Ann Dean Ladson had two sons and a daughter.James Ladson, who dies in Midway, Nov. 1818, and William F. Ladson, who dies in Chatham County, Ga., April 10th, 1830 was also a son.Her only daughter was Esther Dean Ladson who married Jonathan Fabian as her first husband in 1794, and later married Mr. Henry Harford Esq. as her second husband. Esther Dean Harford was buried at Midway Cemetery next to the grave of her mother Mary Ann Dean Ladson."
I also have a VERY old tin picture of a woman with dark hair and curls with a bonnet on her head.Written on the back is "Estelle Dean Dunwoody."Who this woman is, I cannot be certain.I do not think she was Estelle Splatt Dunwoody, but I am not a photographic historian!
Also, the man my aunt corresponded with used the author you cite as a source.This is what he writes on that subject:
Dr. J.G.B. Bullock wrote a book called the “History of the Habersham Family”, and he likewise wrote a book on the “Bayard” family which includes many of the notes that I have taken on these families.However, I have some information from the S.C. Historical Magazine and Court Records in Charleston, S.C. and Hinesville, Ga. Dr. Bullock made many mistakes but I never did trace an error down and not find that he was on the right track anyway.So anything that I might copy from his work, although not entirely correct, certainly has us in the right direction.
Dr. Bullock says in his book that Mary Anne Dean Ladson was the daughter of Abraham Dean and Ann DuPont, but in another book by Stoner, I find that Mary Ann Ladson was the daughter of Daniel Deane, Jr. and Ann DuPont.Anyway, I believe from all the data I have been able to find that Mary Ann was the daughter of Daniel Deane, Jr. and that her mother was definitely Ann DuPont.Mr. Motte Alston Reed, late of Charleston, has a chart of the DuPont family in his records which are in the historical Society Library in Charleston, and Mr. Read thought that Mary Ann’s mother was Ann DuPont.Mr. Read’s notes are very interesting, and it seems that he spent much of his life on the genealogy of the Ladson, Dean, DuPont, Alston, Smith and other allied families.I wish that I had time to spend a week with his notes, for I am sure there is much data to be had from these papers.
In book MCO-page 647, Charleston, S.C. Court House, deed recited as follows: This land was part of a grant to Daniel Deane in 1704, was sold to Job Rothmahler in 1723, who wwilled it to his son Job after death of his wife Anne, and this was finally sold to Maurice Keating, Feb. 22nd, 1740.
Daniel Deane received grant for 500 acres of land in May 5th, 1704, and this land descended to his heir at law, Daniel Deane, Jr., 16th Jan. 1755.Daniel Deane and his wife Ann DuPont sell 200 acres (St. James Goose Creek Church) bounding on the land of Abraham DuPont wh owas the Immigrant wh ocame to S.C. before 1700.Abraham DuPont died in 1756 Sept. 16th, and the records say he had lived for sixty eight years in the province.
Abraham DuPont is listed among the French Huguenots who petitioned for naturalization in 1696 (Status at Large, Vol. 2, Page 131-32.)In this list Abraham states that he is a brazier.This Abraham duPont married Ann Faucheraud, and the S.C. Gazette of Sept 9th 1756 records his death, age 87, having lived in the province for sixty eight years.Abraham had land grants: 200 acres July 17, 1702, 420 acres in Berkley County, head of Goose Creek joining the lands of Abraham D. Delaplain June 10th, 1704.Ann Faucheraud was the daughter of Charles Faucheraud and wife Ann Vignaud.
Abraham DuPont was administrator named in the sale of the personal estate of Daniel Deane, deceased of “Four Holes Swamp”, Feb. 15th, 1747, (S.C. Gazette).In the will of Cornelius DuPont proved 2nd Oct, 1747, he names his God daughter Ann DuPont, daughter of my brother-in-law Gideon DuPont.
From the above data, I do not think there is much doubt but that Daniel Deane married Ann DuPont, although I have not been able to find the notice of this marriage in any of the South Carolina records.
I believe that Dr. Bullock confused Abraham DuPont with Abraham Deane, and that he meant Mary Ann Deane was the daughter of Daniel Deane and Ann DuPont.I cannot find the name Abraham connected with the Deane family in any records at any time.Then if you will look in the book on the BAYARD family, Dr. Bullock plainly says in this book that Mary Ann Deane was the daughter of Daniel Deane and Ann DuPont.
I hope this helps!I, of course, have more from these notes if you would like them.They do seem in line with what research you are doing.
Currently, I am trying to track down Sunbury Academy records.I am trying to figure out what brought the Mintons to Georgia at all.Also, this may seem like a trivial question, but maybe in your family lore, you have heard the answer:Where did John Minton get his money?What did he do?Census data lists farmer, but the land lot was small in Roswell at the very least.
Thanks!Nice to hear from you!Have a great Christmas!