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FAMILY TREES

How many generations our family has been in America depends on which line you choose to trace. To keep things simple here, we’re going to start our archiving with what we’ll call “Generation One”: the grandparents of Wilhelmina Boyd Garris (Bee/Momma/Grandma) and Robert King, Jr. (Bob/Daddy/Granddaddy).

“Generation Two,” then, includes Bee and Bob’s parents, aunts and uncles. And the people in “Generation Three” are Bee and Bob themselves, plus their siblings, siblings-in-law and first cousins.

We say a huge “welcome” to all family members not in Bee or Bob’s direct lines, and offer this apology: Currently this tree is built out only to the fourth, fifth and sixth generations for Bee and Bob’s children and nieces/nephews, and their children and grandchildren, since those are the stories this site has told thus far. As we tell more of the family story, we’ll add more of the cousins’ third, fourth and fifth generations to the mix — we just all need to get the bare bones of the tree down pat at first!

If you have corrections or additions to make to this list, please add your information in the area marked “Leave a Reply” below.

Bee’s Maternal Line (DODD-KIZER)

Note: Joseph Hoffman Dodd’s parents were Thomas Miles Dodd (1826-1880) and Rebecca Hoffman Fox (1829-1911). Bee mentions them in “The Way It Was,” but we have not yet posted family trees going back that far.

Joseph Hoffman Dodd also had a sister named Lizzie Dodd who married a Tom Fender and lived in Walterboro. They are mentioned in “The Way It Was” since they they were regular visitors to Round O and Bee / Momma / Grandma’s brother Howard Garris boarded with them. 

1. Joseph Hoffman Dodd 1852-1937
m. Adeline Delilah (Addie) Kizer 1855-1937  
2. Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd 1874-1957
m. William Benjamin Garris 1879-1949
             3. Howard Franklin Garris 1906-1990
             m. Julia Bellinger Crider 1909-2012
                  4. Julia Helen Garris 1937-2011
                  m. Allen Cooley
                        5. Mary Julia Cooley 1968-
                        m. Steven Walter (Steve) Roberts 1961-
                              6. Laura Iryna (formerly Krasavina) Roberts 2006-
             3. Evelyn Floy Garris 1910-1997
             3. Jessie May (Ditta) Garris 1914-2011
             m. Lowell Ellsworth Young  1914-1989
                   4. Douglas Leigh Young  1942-
                   4. Roland Thomas Young 1945-2008
             3. Wilhelmina Boyd (Willie Bee) Garris 1918-2007
             m. Robert King, Jr. 1921-2004
                   4. Robert King III 1946-
                   m. Penelope Scott Flynt 1949-
                         5. Carolyn Scott (Carey) King 1977-
                         m. Samuel Jacob Politziner 1977-
                         5. Claire Hampton King 1981-
                          m. Drew Stephen Parrish 1982-
                                6. Blythe Reynolds Parrish 2013-
                                6. Emery Grace Parrish 2016-
                  4. Boyd Garris King 1949-
                  m. Thomas J. Dimmock 1949-2015
                        5. Julia Anna (Julie Anna) Dimmock 1979-
                        m. Benjamin James Alfred Kaufman 1985-
                              6. Micah Johnston Kaufman 2012-
                              6. Dalton Garris Kaufman 2015-
                        5. Laura Boyd (Laurie) Dimmock 1982-
                        m. Brian Otis Nappier 1980-
                              6. Annalise Boyd Nappier 2008-
                              6. Vivian Bell Nappier 2012-
                              6. Lydia Jean Nappier 2015-
                  4. William Howard (Billy) King 1954-
                  m. Julie Ann Kicklighter 1956-
                       5. Jessica Suzanne King 1982-
                       m. Jason Bryant Snead 1981-
                             6. Simon James Snead 2011-
                             6. Clara Juliet Snead 2015-
                       5. Michaela Christin King 1985-
                       m. Scott Warren Mundorf 1989-
                       5. Rebecca Joy King 1989-
                       m. Jhonatan Fernando Miñope Merino 1987-
                       5. William Matthew (Matthew) King 1991-
                       m. Marcella Dawn Crider 1993-
      2. Annie Victoria (Gus) Dodd 1876-1955
     m. Thomas Augustus (Tom) Hill 1875-1939
           3. James Carlton (Mike) Hill 1906-1955
           3. Joseph Harold (Harry) Hill 1911-1922
     2. Carey Hampton (Kitty) Dodd 1878-1913
     m. David Lawrence Smith 1869-1932
           3. Newell Smith
           3. Mary Kate Smith
           3. Russell Estes Smith 1897-1945
           3. David Clyde Smith 1899-
           3. Hugh Legare Smith 1902-1989
           3. Ralph Lamar Smith 1904-1984
           3. Carey Ruby Smith 1907-1993
           3. Mendel Lockwood Smith 1911-1994
      2. Lillie Luetta (Bobbie) Dodd 1880-1955
      m. John (Jack) Hampton Kinsey 1876-1914
           3. Verlie Virginia Kinsey 1901-1951
           3. Jessie Ray (Ray) Kinsey 1903-1942
           3. Addie Elizabeth (Addie) Kinsey 1906-1986
           3. Charity Blanche (Blanche) Kinsey 1908-1935
           3. Alma Geneva Kinsey 1911-
           3. Edna Arline Kinsey 1913-
      * Second husband of Lillie Luetta Dodd: Owen Gruber Bridge 1877-1965
     2. John Owen Dodd 1882-1884
     2. Elizabeth Jenkins (Bess) Dodd 1885-1980
     m. James Capers Hiott 1883-1938
          3. Joseph Capers Hiott (Joe) 1908-1939
          3. Nonie Elizabeth Hiott 1911-
          3. Erskine Duval Hiott 1917-1999
          3. Thomas Miles Hiott 1920-1989
          3. Annie Laurie Hiott 1923-1989
          3. Patricia Ruth Hiott 1930-
     2. Bernard Boyd Dodd (Boyd) 1888-1899
     2. Dowling Dodd 1891-1891
     2. Jessie Hodges (Jess) Dodd 1892-1992
     m. George William Stack 1888-1950
          3. Infant Son Stack 1916-1916
          3. Miriam Ellen Stack 1917-1997
          3. Dorothy (Dot) Stack 1920-1984
          3. Addie Jewel Stack 1922-1924
          3. George William Stack, Jr. 1925-
          3. John David Stack 1927-2001
     2. Joseph Keeley (Keel) Dodd 1898-1991
     m. Martha McCaughrin Hood 1903-1977
          3. Joseph Keeley (Joe) Dodd, Jr. 1926-1984
          m. Ruby Calvert 1924-
              4. Martha Dodd
              4. Rachel Dodd
          3. John Hood Dodd 1927-
          3. Boyd Herman Dodd 1928-
          3. Margaret Adeline Dodd 1930-1991
          3. William Kennedy (Bill) Dodd 1932-
          3. Edith McLain Dodd 1936-1981

Bee’s Paternal Line (GARRIS-BLACK)

1. William Franklin Garris 1855-1917
m. Laura Jane Black 1858-1919
     2. Charlotte Elizabeth Garris 1876-1935
     2. William Benjamin Garris 1879-1949
     m. Minnie Anna “Sister” Dodd 1874-1957
          3. Howard Franklin Garris 1906-1990
          m. Julia Bellinger Crider 1909-2012
               4. Julia Helen Garris 1937-2011
               m. Allen Cooley
                    5. Mary Julia Cooley 1968-
                    m. Steven Walter (Steve) Roberts 1961-
                          6. Laura Iryna (formerly Krasavina)Roberts 2006-
          3. Evelyn Floy Garris 1910-1997
          3. Jessie May (Ditta) Garris 1914-2011
          m. Lowell E. Young  1914-1989
               4. Douglas Leigh Young  1942-
               4. Roland Thomas Young 1945-2008
          3. Wilhelmina Boyd (Willie Bee) Garris 1918-2007
          m. Robert King, Jr. 1921-2004
                4. Robert King III 1946-
                m. Penelope Scott Flynt 1949-
                      5. Carolyn Scott (Carey) King 1977-
                      m. Samuel Jacob Politziner 1977-
                     5. Claire Hampton King 1981-
                      m. Drew Stephen Parrish 1982-
                                6. Blythe Reynolds Parrish 2013-
                                6. Emery Grace Parrish 2016-
                  4. Boyd Garris King 1949-
                m. Thomas J. Dimmock 1949-2015
                      5. Julia Anna (Julie Anna) Dimmock 1979-
                      m. Benjamin James Alfred Kaufman 1985-
                              6. Micah Johnston Kaufman 2012-
                              6. Dalton Garris Kaufman 2015-
                      5. Laura Boyd (Laurie) Dimmock 1982-
                      m. Brian Otis Nappier 1980-
                            6. Annalise Boyd Nappier 2008-
                            6. Vivian Bell Nappier 2012-
                            6. Lydia Jean Nappier 2015-
                  4. William Howard (Billy) King 1954-
                  m. Julie Ann Kicklighter 1956-
                       5. Jessica Suzanne King 1982-
                       m. Jason Bryant Snead 1981-
                             6. Simon James Snead 2011-
                             6. Clara Juliet Snead 2015-
                       5. Michaela Christin King 1985-
                       m. Scott Warren Mundorf 1989-
                       5. Rebecca Joy King 1989-
                       m. Jhonatan Fernando Miñope Merino 1987-
                       5. William Matthew (Matthew) King 1991-
                       m. Marcella Dawn Crider 1993-
     2. Minnie Ella Garris 1881-1933
     2. Eugene Oliver Garris 1884-1949
     2. Rosalee Eva Garris 1886-?
     2. Janie Elvira Garris 1888-1907
     2. Edward Walter (Eddie) Garris 1892-?
     2. John Melvin Garris 1893-?
     2. Robert Lee Garris 1896-1907
     2. Eula Estelle Garris 1898-1900
     2. Clara Augusta Garris 1899-?
     2. Thomas Elbert Garris 1902-?

Bob’s Maternal Line (REYNOLDS-OWENS)

1. William Telford Reynolds 1870-1908
m. Caroline Isabelle Owens 1866-1936
       2. Marion Patterson Reynolds 1893-1958
       m. Robert King, Sr. 1890-1977 
            3. Marion Reynolds King 1920-1920
            3. Robert King, Jr. 1921-2004 
            m. Wilhelmina Boyd (Willie Bee) Garris 1918-2007
                   4. Robert King III 1946-
                   m. Penelope Scott Flynt 1949-
                          5. Carolyn Scott (Carey) King 1977-
                          m. Samuel Jacob Politziner 1977-
                          5. Claire Hampton King 1981-
                           m. Drew Stephen Parrish 1982-
                                6. Blythe Reynolds Parrish 2013-
                                6. Emery Grace Parrish 2016-
                  4. Boyd Garris King 1949-
                    m. Thomas J. Dimmock 1949-2015
                          5. Julia Anna (Julie Anna) Dimmock 1979-
                          m. Benjamin James Alfred Kaufman 1985-
                                6. Micah Johnston Kaufman 2012-
                                6. 
Dalton Garris Kaufman 2015-
                          5. Laura Boyd (Laurie) Dimmock 1982-
                          m. Brian Otis Nappier 1980-
                                6. Annalise Boyd Nappier 2008-
                                6. Vivian Bell Nappier 2012-
                                6. Lydia Jean Nappier 2015-
                 4. William Howard (Billy) King 1954-
                  m. Julie Ann Kicklighter 1956-
                       5. Jessica Suzanne King 1982-
                        m. Jason Bryant Snead 1981-
                             6. Simon James Snead 2011-
                             6. Clara Juliet Snead 2015-
                       5. Michaela Christin King 1985-
                       m. Scott Warren Mundorf 1989-
                       5. Rebecca Joy King 1989-
                       m. Jhonatan Fernando Miñope Merino 1987-
                       5. William Matthew (Matthew) King 1991-
                       m. Marcella Dawn Crider 1993-
            3. James Patterson (Happy) King 1922-1998
            m. Emily Mabel McKenzie 1926-
            3. Marion Johnson (Sonny) King 1924-
       2. Kathleen (Auntee) Johnson Reynolds 1895-1971
       m. Alvin Arthur Singley 1897-1968
            3. Alva Caroline Singley 1929-2013
            3. Marion Roberta Singley 1938-
       2. Charles Telford Reynolds 1898-1928
       2. Lois Reynolds 1901-1975
       2. Bennett Reynolds 1903-1908

Bob’s Paternal Line (KING-SHIELDS)

1. Robert King 1838-1911
m. Charlotte Ella Shields 1851-1926
       2. David King 1871-1928
       2. Jessie King 1873-1956
       2. Annie Laurie King 1875-1960
       2. George Shields King 1877-1923
       2. James Whitney King 1881 or 1882-1976
       2. William King 1884-1956
       2. Robert King 1890-1977
       m. Marion Patterson Reynolds 1893-1958
             3. Marion Reynolds King 1920-1920
             3. Robert King, Jr. 1921-2004
                   m. Wilhelmina Boyd (Willie Bee) Garris 1918-2007
                   4. Robert King III 1946-
                   m. Penelope Scott Flynt 1949-
                          5. Carolyn Scott (Carey) King 1977-
                          m. Samuel Jacob Politziner 1977-
                          5. Claire Hampton King 1981-
                           m. Drew Stephen Parrish 1982-
                                6. Blythe Reynolds Parrish 2013-
                                6. Emery Grace Parrish 2016-
                  4. Boyd Garris King 1949-
                   m. Thomas J. Dimmock 1949-2015
                          5. Julia Anna (Julie Anna) Dimmock 1979-
                          m. Benjamin James Alfred Kaufman 1985-
                                6. Micah Johnston Kaufman 2012-
                                6. 
Dalton Garris Kaufman 2015-
                          5. Laura Boyd (Laurie) Dimmock 1982-
                          m. Brian Otis Nappier 1980-
                                 6. Annalise Boyd Nappier 2008-
                                 6. Vivian Bell Nappier 2012-
                                 6. Lydia Jean Nappier 2015-
                  4. William Howard (Billy) King 1954-
                  m. Julie Ann Kicklighter 1956-
                       5. Jessica Suzanne King 1982-
                       m. Jason Bryant Snead 1981-
                             6. Simon James Snead 2011-
                             6. Clara Juliet Snead 2015-
                       5. Michaela Christin King 1985-
                       m. Scott Warren Mundorf 1989-
                       5. Rebecca Joy King 1989-
                       m. Jhonatan Fernando Miñope Merino 1987-
                       5. William Matthew (Matthew) King 1991-
                       m. Marcella Dawn Crider 1993-
             3. James Patterson (Happy) King 1922-1998
             m. Emily Mabel McKenzie 1926-
             3. Marion Johnson (Sonny) King 1924-

  1. Dear Carey, This is a marvelous work! What a great gift to all of the family.

    I was born in 1956, but thanks for making me seem younger!

  2. Dear Aunt Julie: Okay, no more 1957! In one swift online editing move, I have aged you a year. (Weren’t you born in a leap year? How many years old does that make you, really?) xx Carey

  3. And now we have evidence that Grandma Bee had a sister who died in infancy (gravestone in the Kinsey cemetary), and that Granddaddy also had a sister who died in infancy (Uncle Sonny (Marion) seems to have been named after her, although he didn’t seem to know it).
    After her husband Alvin Arthur Singley died, sisters Auntee and Lois (Reynolds) (Granddaddy Bob’s aunts) moved in together. I can remember going to see them when we visited Columbia when I was a child. I don’t remember much about them, but they had an old pedal organ in the front room that one of them played. Uncle Sonny, Marion Roberta, or Alva Caroline would probably be the only ones who could fill in more information.
    Grandma Bee did finally accept 1918 as her birth year. That’s what she had inscribed on her footstone.

  4. I also remember visiting Auntee (I pronounced it Aunt Tee) and Aunt Lois but it is all a vague memory from a very little girl – they did have a little dog though.

  5. simon JAMES (not PETER)

  6. And soon Bibba Parrish will take her place on the tree!

  7. We now know several generations back from this along the Garris/Kinsey line, back to the founding of New Bern in 1710.

  8. I’m wondering if we have ever met. Our families are very close. My grand father was Thomas Miles Hiott he was named after Thomas Miles Dodd, I believe that was his grandfather. I think the photos you have posted of “Aunt Bess” are of my great-grandmother. I have recently started researching my family history and I came across this website. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.

    Thomas Scott Fewell

    • Scotter, I just stumbled on this too!!! this is fantastic!!!

      • My grandfather was Joseph Capers Hiott from somewhere near Round O. He had a brother named Melvin and a sister named Georgie. Granddaddy’s father was Richard Hiott and his mother was named Mary. At some time Granddaddy’s mother passed away and his father Richard, remarried. To whom I do not know. In time friction developed, and Granddaddy, his brother Melvin, and sister Georgie went to live with their Uncle Shug and Uncle Doc in Hiotts. They were prosperous farmers and sent Granddaddy to Bailey Military Academy. At some point he me his sweetheart, my grandmother Elizabeth Jenkins Dodd. After graduating from the Academy, Granddaddy was accepted at the University of SC School of Law in 1909. He and my grandmother married shortly afterwards. Granddaddy set up his first law practice in Branchville. Then later he started his practice in St.Matthews. My question is whatever happened to Richard, Granddaddy’s father, and who was his 2nd wife?

      • Wasn’t Thomas Miles Dodd a preacher?

    • Hi Scott! I am so sorry it has taken me so long to find your comment! YES, we must be related. This is super. Does this look like the photos you have of Bess Dodd Hiott? https://kingkitchen.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/photograph-54. Any info you can send me about the Hiott family would be super … our tree for the Hiotts ends with what I have here, but I would love to fill the tree in!

  9. Hi Scott. I have Jospeh Nathaniel Dodd marrying Elizabeth O’Neal. This couple was my 3rd great grandfather and mother. They had Thomas Miles Dodd, who married Rebecca Hoffman Fox. Thomas and Rebecca had Joseph Hoffman Dodd, who married Adeline Delilah Kizer. I have them as having 10 children, one of whom died young (Dowling Dodd). My grandmother was one of their daughters was Mimmie Anna Dodd; one of her sisters was Elizabeth Jenkins Dodd, known by my mother (Whilamina Boyd Garris) as Aunt Bess. Aunt Bess is my grand aunt.
    I have Elizabeth Jenkins Dodd marrying James Capers Hiott. One of their children was Thomas Miles Hiott (my 1st cousin 1x removed; your grandfather), who married Dell Marie Roberson. I have their children as Frances Marie Hiott (born 1948) and Mary Elizabeth Hiott (born 1951), but I don’t have any of their marriages or children.
    So if cousin Thomas was your grandfather, we certainly could be related. How does your line tie in?

    Thanks,
    Bob king

    • Minnie Anna Dodd (you miss typed, but not to cause confusion)

    • Ashley, our Granddaddy’s name was James Capers Hiott. His oldest son was named Joseph Capers, who was the father of Capers and Llewellyn. Uncle Joe, and attorney, was killed in a car accident at age 32.

      • Mary Elizabeth, Ashley says that James Capers Hiott’s second wife was Ruth Hiott (no relation). My records stop at James Capers Hiott for the paternal side. I can go back farther on the Dodd (maternal) side. As Carey mentioned, we would be interested in getting more lineage past James.
        Also, I don’t have siblings for Joseph Capers Hiott named Melvin and Georgie.
        I do have Nonie Elizabeth, Erskine Duval, Thomas Miles, Annie Laurie, and Patricia Ruth. From what you’ve listed, I think our connections will come from your mention of Joseph (Jo) Hoffman Dodd marrying Adeline (Addie) Delilah Kizer. One of their daughters was Minnie Anna Dodd who married William Benjamin Garris, becoming our generation’s maternal grandparents. I seem to remember your mentioned Elizabeth Jenkins Dodd as your grand- or great grand-. She was Minnie Anna’s sister and we also have her marrying James Capers Hiott. I can get to Joseph C and Vera Annette Golson Hiott, having Llewellyn Golson Hiott (married Herbert James Hames), but I only have one child, Ethel Annett Hames (married James Rust). So you can see there are holes in our data. Can you start by adding the two other children (Melvin and Georgie) for James and Elizabeth, and flesh (literally) the rest of their lines, we should be able to find our relationship. Somewhere in our family files we do have a picture of our Aunt Floy sitting with a Hiott lady, I think both in rocking chairs. Our mother Bee Garris (King) said we were related to the Hiott’s, but we’ve never gotten the actual lines. Let us know. Thanks.

  10. Hi Bob, My Grandfather was Scott’s brother, Erskine DuVal Hiott married Bette Mae Sutton..They had Suzanne Hiott and Erskine Duval Jr.My GreatGrandmother was Bess

  11. More info from Ashley…. James Capers Hiott was basically raised by Unce Doc. He didnt like his fathers second wife , Ruth Hiott (no relation) so he moved with Doc… He met Aunt Bess (my Great grand and married. My mother (Jayme Suzanne Hiott great grands were Jo Dodd who married Addie Kizer.

  12. Ashley and Scott, it would be great if y’all would go to the tree that George Stack wrote (the one above) and put your respective branches on it. Ths is a great time, because a whie back I got a copy of the “Kinsey” book that was written in the mid 70’s from cousin Howard Kinsey in Florida. The primary author was a lady sir-named Warren and it included some preliminary information about our main-lines coming through New Bern, NC. She had started to put hand-written notes in the book, and in a letter she wrote to Howard about expanding the book to include some new research that included – who else – our ancestral line that was originally excluded.

    So in an interesting confluence of events including getting the Kinsey book, New Bern had it’s 300th anniversary and published quite a bit of information of the first founders (including some of our ancestors in 1710) and I e-met a Garris family researcher Melody Bradsher who filled in some detail, including Amos Garris (born abt 1660) who landed in Roanoke and whose family worked down to Kinston when they got involved with (married) the Kinseys. Most of Cousin Warren’s handwritten notes are about the old Garris’ folks.
    So everyone, to make an otherwise short story very long, I have embarked on a project to update the Kinsey book. My first task is to type the paper copy text of the original book into MS Word. My next task is to do an initial update putting in Cousin Warren’s handwritten notes. She was only moderately specific about where the new folks should go, so that will take some sleuthing on our part.

    Next I plan to incorporate new historical information from New Bern’s anniversary research, and then begin the task of deciding how to reorganize the whole book to “make room” for all the new people. I’ve been inspired by the organization of “The Paden’s of America” of whom I’m also a member, that uses the “House Of…” grouping to make room for everyone. I haven’t fully thought this out yet, but it’s essentially an upside down cone. The whole clan covered by the book, although titled “Kinsey”, started when John Garris married Alice Melinda Kinsey. That’s what Cousin Warren realizied when she started putting all the Garris’s in. It may be a rather extensive first chapter (covering about 100 years of several families) that over several generations brings the happy couple to their nuptials. If we can figure it out, we should be able to go into the “Houses Of…” structure either in their generation, or at least as soon after as we get enough pleople to make houses. Thinking about all this, especially a new title, makes my head hurt, so I’m just concentrating on turbo-typing right now. Plus my new grandbaby plans to absorb a large portion of my attention for – like – the rest of my life. But I’ll squeeze in the new book somewhere.

    Scott, odd that you should mention Uncle Doc. I just finished typing “his part” of the original book and it doesn’t mention James. It did spend a lot of time talking about his taking care of Broadus for 50 years, what a good doctor he was, and that he never had a car – just a buggy and a horse named Daisey. One mention was that John Edward Kinsey had a bowel blockage, that in pre-surgical times was supposedly fatal. Uncle Doc prescribed pig fat – and John was cured!!! So I guess for good bowels – eat plenty of bacon!

    BTW, Carey, I don’t know if you have Scott and Ashley’s e-mail addresses to add them to the group mail, but Scott and Ashley could y’all put that info in the tree. I’d like to also correspond with y’all on the new book after I get the groundwork done.

    Yea! This is exciting!

  13. Sorry Ashley – it was you rather than Scott who mentioned Uncle Doc. Still would like to have your e-mail addresses if that’s OK.

  14. Ashley, I checked your blog, but it said there was nothing there. Do you plan to write one someday?

  15. This is the information I have on Uncle Doc from the Kinsey family book. It starts with the narrative from Broadus Kinsey:

    … When he finished all the schooling he could get in the country school, he was sent to Bailey’s Military Academy. He did so well at school that he was about to finish the four year course in three years, when the over-studying caused his nerves to start giving him trouble. At the same time he took typhoid fever, which was a terrible disease in those days.
    Uncle Doc Kinsey took him home to his house at Williams where he lay unconscious for seven weeks. Uncle Doc gave him his best medical attention which was better than most doctors of that time, for Uncle Doc has quite a few ideas of his own. Such as the cup of hot hog lard he had his brother John Edward drink when he had an obstruction in his stomach, which in the days before operations meant certain death. John Edward got better. So when Uncle Doc started doctoring Broadus he put his whole heart in the doctoring. Uncle doc’s daughter, Neta helped him and spent many hours nursing Broadus, doing things to try to bring his fever down. At the end of seven weeks Broadus regained consciousness, but Neta said later she was sorry she ever tried to nurse him back to health; His mind was affected from the hard studying and the high fever, and for the rest of his life, which was to last for over 50 years he was never himself.

    Then from the narrative on Uncle Doc himself:
    F2. DR. CHARLES ENGLISH KINSEY (1834 – 1913)
    By Mildred Catherine Warren Brunson

    Charles English Kinsey was a medical doctor and a farmer in Colleton County, SC. He served as an apprentice to Dr. James Madison Warren in Williams, SC and received further training at the Medical College of SC in Charleston. Entries in his personal notebook dated 1876 and 1877 indicate that some of his professors there were Prioleau, Kinlock, Porcher, Shepard, and Buist. After graduation in 1877, Dr. Kinsey went into practice in Bamberg, SC where he was associated with Dr. Cleckley. Later he moved to Williams, where despite his failing health he attended the sick until his death in 1913.
    The medical practice of Dr. Kinsey was typical of a rural practice of the early twentieth century. He alone was responsible for the total management of his practice. A busy professional, Dr. Kinsey was diagnostician, doctor, nurse, pharmacist, and bookkeeper. He made house calls when his patients were unable to visit his office which was located in a small building near his home. He went to the sick during the day and at night – whenever he was needed. In cold weather, bricks were heated in front of the fire, then wrapped and put in the foot of his buggy for warmth. His fees for house calls ranged from seventy-five cent to six dollars, depending on the mileage. The charge for night visit was usually twice that of a day visit. Dr. Kinsey set bones, pulled teeth, delivered babies, and did post-mortem examinations. He treated a variety of injuries and diseases including pneumonia, rheumatism, diphtheria, delirium tremens, worms, eczema, secondary syphilis, general dropsy, carbuncles, jaundice, cough, fever, asthma, epilepsy, croup, hiccoughs, constipation, cancer, typhoid, scarlet fever, smallpox, and measles. He used digitalis to treat heart disease and carbolic acid for burns. The cost of prescription was one dollar and the medicine, which he mixed himself, was twenty-five cents. Affectionately known to everyone as “Doc” the dedicated physician often showed his concern by pacing up and down all night as he waited to see improvement in a critically ill patient. At the end of a long day he would sometimes fall asleep in the buggy while his faithful and reliable horse, Daisy, led the way home. Dr. Kinsey kept his own records and collected his own accounts, giving discounts to many of his patients. Sometimes he was paid in cash. Sometimes he received a hog, corn, turkeys, cotton, or fodder. Occasionally he was paid in work. And often he was not paid at all.
    Charles English Kinsey, born 1 March 1854 at Williams, SC was one of nine children of William (brother of “our” Joseph, John, and Jessie) and Harriet Ann Smoak Kinsey. He was the paternal grandson of John (Jack) Kinsey, whose ancestors moved from Germany to England and then on to New Bern, NC before 1752. The Kinsey’s later settled in Colleton County, SC The maternal grandparents of Dr. Kinsey were David and Charity Prine Smoak of German descent.
    Charles English Kinsey was married twice and was the father of fourteen children. On 20 October 1878 he married Ella Havillah Williams, who died 31 December 1894 leaving seven children – Juanita, William, Charles, Joseph, Junior, Nellie, and Francis. shortly after the death of his first wife, he married Louvenia Olive Risher on 9 October 1895. their seven children were Beulah and Lula (twins of which only Llula survived), Pauline, Lee, Berry, Sara (to whom this book is dedicated), and Ione. Dr. Kinsey is buried at the cemetery in Williams, SC, where he was living when his death occurred on 3 July 1913.

    EXCERPT FROM “THIS I REMEMBER”
    Read at the 1975 Kinsey Reunion
    By Ray Miley

    I guess my great uncle, Dr. Charles English Kinsey was my self-appointed grandfather surrogate. He was lovingly know to me as “Uncle Doc.” Uncle Doc delivered me and continued to be our family physician until his death.
    Since Uncle Doc was a frequent visitor to our home aside from “call” visitor, he felt very much at home and enjoyed the “give and take” teasing of my mother, Annie Lou. I recall the special incident which occurred during the race for governor when Cole L. Blease announced his candidacy. Mother unreservedly expressed her views relative to his being an unwise choice. Uncle Doc disagreed as unreservedly. A friendly though positive discussion of pros and cons resulted. Uncle Doc adamantly stood pat on his convictions. As he made ready to leave, the discussion continued on each step level. As the fron t gate clicked, the remarks came to a sudden stop. Silently, Uncle Doc unhitched his horse, climbed into his buggy and picked up his rein. As he drove off, he looked around with twinkle in his eye and said, “Why I’ve named my faithful old horse Blease! Giddap Blease!” Cunningly, he had had the last word!
    Not long prior to Uncle Doc’s death, a quack doctor made his rounds from village to village for the purpose of examining children for “worms.” According to him, each child examined was infected. Fortunately, he said he had the medicine. Many parents bought the medicine and gave it to their children as directed. The children became violently ill. Uncle Doc, in his dry way was heard to remark, “I felt sorry for the children, but if it had been the parents themselves, I think I would have just let them die. The old fools! They should have known better!”

    Ashley, this narrative would be a good place to add your comments about Uncle Doc.

    • Uncle Doc and Uncle Shug took in my grandfather, Joseph Capers Hiott, his brother Melvin, and sister Georgie. when there home life became difficult. Uncle Doc sent Granddaddy and Uncle Melvin to Bailey Military Academy. Uncle Doc was a lovable soul. I think my parents and sister saw him getting ready to go on a fox hunt, when I was about 4 years old. We were in a Morris Minor and Uncle Doc and his fellow hunters were on horses. We had returned from seeing Aunt Gus.

      • Correction! Uncle Doc took in my grandfather JAMES Capers Hiott, not Joseph Capers Hiott. Just want to get that straight for the record. Later James Capers Hiott had a son named Joseph Capers Hiott.

      • Hi Mary Elizabeth! I would love to add in the Hiott tree here if you can send me more info. Are you all still in the St. Matthews area? The last we knew from my grandmother Bee Dodd King’s writings, “Aunt Bess” was in St. Matthews! So nice to “meet” you, and Happy 2017!

  16. I am Rion Rutledge,the son of Nonie Hiott Rutledge. her father was James Capers Hiott and her Mother was Elixabeth Dodd. Thomas Scott Fewell would be the son of my first cousin, Mary Francis Hiott Fewell. I had never seen this site before and find it very interesting. I have don some Geneology for many years. Rion

  17. I wanted to add a comment about the first Generation Robert King (1838-1911). Carey has verified for me that he was born in Scotland in 1838, and according to records, came over in 1859 (when he was 21).

    He married Charlotte Ella Shields, whose father owned the Palmetto
    Iron Works in Columbia.

    His obituary is online here:
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=98126270&PIpi=109338112.
    Carey says “In Columbia, he was a big deal!”

    So my Scottish connect is pretty tight with my grandfather’s father born in Scotland.

  18. I remember when we went to Scotland on the way to see my brother, Bob, (Robert King) when he was in the military in Germany ( I would have been in college then – maybe 1969). My Daddy, Robert King, was trying to figure out how to find his uncle, his father Robert King’s brother James, in Edinburgh while we were there. This was long before the Internet, and there were 20 pages of James King’s in the paper phone book! So we did not get to visit him.

  19. Bob King, my husband Joel and I now live in Summerville. While growing up we spent a lot of time in St. Matthews where my Grandmother Bessie Dodd lived. Didn’t I meet you at Lena and Mike’s house, after Lena’s funeral? I always called him “Uncle” Mike. He was one my father’s first cousins. My father was Thomas Miles Hiott. My mother successfully rooted many a beautiful camellia from cuttings Mike gifted her.

  20. There I did it again!…Bessie Dodd Hiott, I meant to say! Grandmama was Probate Judge of Calhoun County for over 30 years.

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