Sometimes, when I trace our family story, I have to look at other family members to find out more information about one of our direct ancestors. In other words, our direct ancestor may not have been researched as thoroughly as one of their children, siblings or another relative of theirs. The photo above, is a 4th great uncle so he is a child of our direct ancestor and 4th great grandfather Henry.
Henry and Frances Stuckey Scarborough were the 4th great grandparents of my brother-in-law. It was Henry and Frances’ child Sarah “Kizzie” Scarborough that would become the direct line to my brother-in-law’s family. “Kizzie” was a younger sister to Alfred who is pictured above.
The first thing I notice from the photo caption above is that Henry (who was the 4th great grandfather of Christopher Barnes) had a plantation in the Sumter District of South Carolina. It turns out that Henry’s father also owned a plantation.
Henry (who was the 4th great grandfather of Christopher Barnes) was born in 1780 in South Carolina. He died in 1852: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33959975
Henry (who was the 4th great grandfather of Christopher Barnes) is listed in the 1820 census. I have a summary of that census below:
By the time of the 1840 census, Henry had 10 slaves.
Henry’s father (the 5th great grandfather of my brother-in-law) was Addison Scarborough 1754-1831. I was able to find an 1820 census for Addison. In 1820 Addison was 66 years old.