Elisha Jarvis Family

Continued from the James Jarvis Family Page

Elisha Jarvis, son of James Jarvis and Sarah Kelly, was born in Montgomery County, Maryland December 15, 1757. Elisha enlisted and served during the American Revolution in the Maryland Militia. During his first tour of duty he was a substitute for Joseph West, serving 3 months, being discharged in Maryland about April, 1776. About August 1, 1776 Elisha was drafted to serve again, this time in a Maryland regiment. Elisha moved from Maryland to Rowan County, NC in 1781 and remained there until 1790 when he moved to Wilkes Co., GA. Later he moved to Clark County, Georgia and remained there until 1827 when he moved to Pickens SC. He married Drucilla Smith May 6, 1784 in Rowan Co and by 1790 they had three children, one boy and two girls. Drucilla was the daughter of Nathan and Rebecca Smith of Montgomery Co., MD

In 1827 the State of Georgia had a Land Lottery. Elisha's name was apparently drawn as he is listed as winning property on March 6th/7th, 1827 and again on May 21st of the same year. He is listed as "Senior" and Revolutionary Soldier. The first drawing was in Troup County and the second was in Carroll County.

From Elisha's pension record we know that he moved his family to GA and later purchased land in the Pendleton District (Anderson County) of South Carolina where he was living in 1830 and where he died Spetember 4, 1837. Elisha's son Benjamin was living in Gordon County, GA in 1850 and 1860.

First Generation

: Children of Elisha Jarvis and Drucilla Smith (1766-aft. 1845)
a daughter (abt. 1788-bef. 1845) m. Mr. Brewer
John Jarvis (not living in SC in 1845)
Benjamin Jarvis (abt. 1800-aft. 1860) m. Mary Sisk (abt. 1800-aft.1860)
Drucilla Jarvis (1800-aft. 1860) m. Isaac Baldwin (1766-1866) (his second wife)
William Jarvis

Second Generation

Children of Drusilla Jarvis and Isaac Baldwin
Marianna Baldwin (abt. 1834) (not at home in 1860)
Elizabeth Baldwin (abt. 1837-aft. 1880)
Jonathan Baldwin (abt. 1842-aft. 1860) (twin) m. Frances
David Samuel Baldwin (abt. 1842-1915) (twin) m. Frances Irene Hembree (1848-aft. 1870)
Eliza A. Baldwin (1846-1915) m. William F. Dodd (abt. 1835)

This family living in Pickens, SC in 1860

Third Generation

Children of Jonathan Baldwin and Frances
Isaac Baldwin (abt. 1869)


Children of Eliza A. Baldwin and William F. Dodd
Robert Franklin Baldwin (1862-aft. 1880)
Ida Dodd (1878)
Mary Frances Dodd (1881)

South Carolina Magazine Ancestral Records, Vol. XVII, Summer 1989, No. 3, p.166
South Carolina, Pickens District. To William D. Steele, Ordinary of Pickens District. The Petition of William H. Cox humbly sheweth that he is entitled to one Third of the Real Estate of Elisha Jarvis dec'd late of Pickens District dec'd as Assignee of Drucilla Jarvis widow and Two Sixths of the ballance as Assignee of Benjamin Jarvis & Mary S. Jarvis. Therefore your petitioner respectfully requests that the said Land be sold for a division amongst the heirs of the said Deceased. 17th June 1845. Wm. H. Cox.

South Carolina Magazine Ancestral Records, Vol. XVII, Summer 1989, No. 3, p.166
South Carolina, Pickens District. Personally appeared before me E. Alexander, W. L. Keith, who being duly sworn sayeth that the Tract of Land of which Elisha Jarvis dec'd was seized & possessed of containing 160 acres more or less adjoining lands belonging to John Keaton & Others is not worth one Thousand Dollars & they think it best for the parties interested that it should be sold for Distribution among the Heirs. E.Alexander, W. L. Keith. 30th June 1845. William D. Steele, O.P.D.

South Carolina Magazine Ancestral Records, Vol. XVII, Summer 1989, No. 3, p.167
South Carolina, Pickens District. William H. Cox assignee of Drucilla Jarvis widow, Benjamin Jarvis & Mary S. Jarvis, Applicants, vs Isaac Baldwin in right of wife Drucilla, Heirs of ____ Brewer, John Jarvis & Wm Jarvis, Defendts For the sale of the Real Estate of Elisha Jarvis And it appearing that the 2 last named Heirs are without the limits of this State, it is therefore ordered that they appear within 3 Months from the date thereof or their consent to said sale will be taken as Confessed. William D. Steele, O.P.D. 30th June 1845.

The Real Estate of Elisha Jarvis Dec'd. The Noites to absent Legatees having been published in the Pendleton Messenger for 3 Months & The parties in this District having been served by the Sheriff & no objection being made to the sale of the above Land. It is ordered and decreed that the lands described in the Summons in this case be sold by the Sheriff of Pickens District on the first Monday in November next or on such other Sale day as will be more advantageous for the parties in interest. On a credit of 12 Months except the Cost which will be required in Cash. The purchaser giving bond with good security and a Mortgage of the premises if deemed necessary by the Ordinary for the payment of the purchase Money. W. D. Steele, O.P.D. 6th Octr 1845.

This page updated Nov. 16, 2002; April 30, 2005


1790 Federal Census, Rowan Co., NC
1830 Federal Census, Anderson Co., SC
1840 Federal Census, Pickens Co., SC
1850 Federal Census, Pickens, SC
1850 Federal Census, Gordon Co., GA
1860 Federal Census, Pickens Co., GA
Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery Records

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