I know that the Fields family I am trying to research, or at least my grandparents (Freddie Fields and some of his family and Estelle Smoak Fields Young Gleaton and most of her family) are buried in Double Branch Cemetery in Orangeburg.I am trying to find information on Thomas Fields (d: Sept 22, 1933)(Freddie's father), his wife Martha Dantzler (or Maude Dempsey?) and John Fields (Thomas' father?) and his wife, Harriot Darty.
Also looking for the info. on the Smoak (Ira Daniel Smoak) and Black (Ida Bell and Sarah Black) families.The names mentioned died in the middle I know that Sarah died in 1946, and her (and Ida's) mother name is Mary Walker and their father is John S. Black.
Then, there is my new branch I didn't even know I had.My real father owns a print shop in Orangeburg.His mother and father are Bonnie Wise (d: Feb. 1975) and Mattie Heckle Wise (d: Jan. 1993).Bonnie's parents were William P. Wise and Lessie Heckle.But, that is as far back as I can get.I can't seem to find them in St. Matthews or Fort Motte area, and can't find dates.My dad does not recall, and does not know past that.He was told that both the Wise and Heckle families were from Germany.
Unfortunately, the same happens with the Fields, Smoak and Black families for me.I am starting to believe that there was Adam and Eve, and then my grandparents.I appreciate your help.