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Mortality Schedule for Upstate SC, 1870, Cross referenced with the Census. Includes: Chester, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties

The purpose of this index is to attach deceased persons with the household in which they lived. Hopefully, someone looking through the 1870 Population census finding it a relative or two short, would find this missing person among those enumerated on the mortality schedule. The 1870 mortality schedule records the name of all persons usually living at home (in other cases they were recorded with the household where the individual was employed) who died during the twelve months ending on June 1 of the census year. In the process of recording households, enumerators ascribed a number to the household when visited. This number was also used in the recording of deceased persons in the household. This indexed was compiled by using the visitation number to reference the household in which the deceased lived at the time of death.

All names, that were legible are included to the index, some enumerators did not properly reference the mortality schedule, therefore it was not possible to find this household from the population schedule and was left blank. Other enumerators did not distinguish between townships, this too is left blank. In cases where there were no one else living in the household, lived alone was added. Some names were spelled differently on the mortality schedule than from the population census, I leave this to the individual researcher to correct. Also I wish to apologize for any mistakes, some of the names etc. were very difficult to read. I made every effort to record these persons correctly.

Beverly Floyd-Abdullah

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The following link will open a single searchable Adobe Acrobat file with all of the above information: Mortality Schedule for Upstate SC, 1870 Complete

Bennett Family Cemetery

[This old cemetery is located in the Boiling Springs area of Spartanburg County. Going north on SC 9,turn right on Rainbow Lake Road and continue on 3.5 miles to the intesection of Rainbow Lake Road with River Oak Road. Turn right on River Oak Road (at Bradley’s store), and continue .6mile to Beavercreek Drive. The cemetery is on the private property of Mr. Brian K. Neff, 145 Beavercreek Drive. Mr. Neff kindly gave permission to the contributor to view the small plot.]

There is only one stone with an inscription:

Wm Bennett, Esq
Did May 24, 1833

There is one grave marked by a shaped stone (perhaps the top part of an old style tombstone) with no inscription, and there are five graves marked by five field stones.

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