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Sharon, We've corresponded by direct e-mail recently but your posting here is very interesting which is why I'm replying as I think you have added more valuable information to my dad's family. My dad was born in Floral City, Citrus County, Florida; he was Marvin Eugene Pendarvis and his father was John Henry Pendarvis, who was born in 1870 at Moss Bluff, Florida. He married Josephine Barnett in 1900 in Citrus County, Florida. He died about 1932 in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida. His parents were William Pendarvis and Nancy Ann Hope. William was born about 1825 in Nassau County according to the 1860 census. I don't know when he died. By the ages of their listed children on the census records I believe they were married about 1850. I haven't been able to find out who Nancy's parents were. William's parents were William and Edy. This information was sent to me by another Pendarvis desecendant but I just don't remember who at this time. They said that this William Pendarvis' parents were James Pendarvis and Nancy Williams. I think that this William - son of James & Nancy Williams, is the William you are talking about being born about 1786 and dying in 1845. There are a lot of records in Alacuha County about James Pendarvis and his wife Nancy Williams. James was a lawyer and he died relatively young leaving his widow Nancy to raise the children. It has not been found who the parents of James Pendarvis were but I believe he was born in South Carolina and moved to Georgia then to Florida.
Will you post those two wills on the forum? And if we can hear from some of the other reseachers maybe we can connect our families to James and Parthenia. In closing, let me just say thanks for posting this new information here, it is greatly appreciated. Best regards, Brandon