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We Uncovered the Grave Site for Andrew J. Poole (1850-1936) and Caroline Poole (1814-1916)


Marker for Poole Family burial site at Fairview Cemetery in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Marker for Poole Family Burial Site. Photo by Jim Ravencraft.

Have you ever started at an uncovered grave marker? Well, that's what the community did right here in Fairview Cemetery in Greenwood, South Carolina. They had never heard of Poole. After they stumbled on this grave marker, they happened to find a few stones. A. J. P. (1850-1936) and C. P. (1814-1916) were the first to catch their eyes.

A. J. P. (1850-1936) in Fairview Cemetery. Photo by Jim Ravencraft.
A. J. P. (1850-1936) in Fairview Cemetery. Photo by Jim Ravencraft.

C. P. (1814-1916) in Fairview Cemetery. Photo by Jim Ravencraft.
C. P. (1814-1916) in Fairview Cemetery. Photo by Jim Ravencraft.

Who are C. P. (1814-1916) and A. J. P. (1850-1936)?


There were other gravestones, but Robin and her friend from Genealogy Just Ask got work on C. P. (1814-1916). It was the oldest from this group and possibly a patriarch or matriarch and the gravestones part of a family. Jan looked among the death certificates and found what she was looking for:


South Carolina Department of Archives and History; Columbia, South Carolina; South Carolina Death Records; Year Range: 1900-1924; Death County or Certificate Range: Saluda
South Carolina Department of Archives and History; Columbia, South Carolina; South Carolina Death Records; Year Range: 1900-1924; Death County or Certificate Range: Saluda

Born in 1814, Caroline Poole was the name of the person buried in Fairview Cemetery. Her father was Edmund Poole, and her mother was Lucy Reynolds. All of them were born in the part of Abbeville County that became Greenwood County, South Carolina. When you look for them remember to look for both Poole and Pool.


A. J. P. (1850-1936) was Caroline Poole's son:


"South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11584-57296-67?cc=1417492 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), 004179134 > image 354 of 1703; citing Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.
"South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11584-57296-67?cc=1417492 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), 004179134 > image 354 of 1703; citing Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.

His name was Andrew J. Poole, and his parents were Edmund Poole and Caroline Edwards Poole. He was buried with his mother. We still need to find Edmund or Edmond Poole.


Who is Andrew J. Poole?


I just could not leave it there. It always pays to follow your nose. I was excited because Andrew shared what Beverly Vance (1832-1899) went through. I have not found Beverly yet, but I am overjoyed to find this testimony given by Andrew. I just wonder if they somehow knew each other. Here is Andrew's testimony:





Andrew J. Poole testimony before U.S. Senate. https://books.google.com/books/content?id=j50FAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA199&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U31x4VQ2K49XSmQbGA6NaQtMLcMTw&ci=9%2C839%2C848%2C622&edge=0

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