Since I do not have at my disposal all the e-mail addresses for members of the SUSTAIRE line - this seemed an appropriate access area to reveal that I am dropping the Sustaire family members from my Sistare line - and have been advised by Fred Sistare in Vermont that he is doing the same.
It is a difficult thing to be responsible for the deletion of a complete line but evidence proves that the first Sustaire to use that spelling, Taylor Hemby Sustaire was indeed a Hemby, likely the younger brother of Holly Elizabeth Hemby who married James Hiram Richardson Sistare.
1860 Lancaster District, South Carolina, Flint Ridge Post Office, page 68(next to Mary, his(?) mother}
Enumerated 18 July 1860 by Thos. R. Nisbet
House 552, Family 552
Sistare, J. H. , age 25, male, farmer, Value of Real Estate $250.,
Value of Personal Estate $200., Born in SC
" , Holly E., age 21, female, born SC
" , Matilda J., age 2, female, born SC
" , John T., age 2/12. male, born SC
Hemby, Taylor, age 6, male, born SC
THE USUAL FORM OF ENTRY BY AN ENUMERATOR WAS TO WRITE THE SURNAME AND USE DITTO MARKS (") FOR FAMILY MEMBERS, ENTERING FAMILY MEMBERS FROM THE OLDEST TO THE YOUNGEST. TAYLOR HEMBY IS ENTERED AFTER THE SISTARE FAMILY AND IS ENTERED NOT AS A SISTARE---BUT AS A HEMBY. TAYLOR COULD BE A YOUNGER BROTHER. HOLLY'S PARENTS WERE EVIDENTLY DEAD WHEN SHE WAS VERY YOUNG AS SHE IS SHOWN AT AGE 14, TO BE LIVING IN THE HOME OF" E. M. M. STEEAL" IN 1850. ONE OF HER SISTERS IS SHOWN 2 FARMS AWAY. PERHAPS WHEN SHE FINALLY GOT A HOME OF HER OWN SHE TRIED TO BRING HER BIOLOGICAL FAMILY TOGETHER AGAIN. SHE WAS A PROVEN PROTECTOR OF HER FAMILY AFTER THE DEATH OF JHR AND SURELY SHE WOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME FOR HER YOUNGER SIBLINGS.
TAYLOR LEFT HOLLY'S HOME AT A EARLY AGE AND DOES NOT SHOW UP IN THE NEXT CENSUS 10 YEARS LATER (1870 he would have been 16). IN FACT, BY 1871 (at age 17) TAYLOR HAD BEGUN HIS OWN FAMILY.
TAYLOR'S SURNAME WAS HEMBY - HE BECAME A SISTARE AFTER THE DEATH OF JDR SISTARE - HE MOVED TO TEXAS AND BEGAN THE SUSTAIRE FAMILY.
ANOTHER POINT TO BE MADE IS THAT WHEN THE PROPERTY OF JHR SISTARE WAS DIVIDED AMONG HIS HEIRS, TAYLOR WAS NOT NAMED AS AN HEIR:
Deed Book D, Page 317
E. H. Sistare and Others
A. T. Walters
DEED OF CONVEYANCE
The State of South Carolina
Know all men by these Presents, that we, Elizabeth Sistare, Thos. Sistare, Sistare (ibid), Ervin Sistare, & Matilda J. Sistare of Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina in consideration of One Hundred & Sixty Dollars lawful money (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged), paid by A. T. Walters have granted, Bargained, Sold and Released, and by these Presents do Grant, Bargain and Release unto the said A. T. Walters One piece or parcel of land containing Fifty-one acres more or less, lying on the waters of Wild Cat Creek & on the Chesterfield Road, bounded by lands of N. J. Hair on the South and lands of W. A. M. Steele North, - and East by the lands of J. D. Hair (a correct boundary of Said land to be had by reference to old Deed) and known as the Hollis Sistare land.
Together, with all and singular the Rights, Members, Hereditaments and Appurtenances to its said Premises belonging or in anywise incident or appertaining to have and to hold all and singular, the premises before mentioned, unto the said A. T. Walters his Heirs and Assigns forever, -and do hereby bind ourselves & our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, to warrant and forever defend, all and singular the said premises unto the said A. T. Walters his Heirs and Assigns, againsts ourselves and our Heirs or any person or persons lawfully claiming, or to claim, the same or any part thereof.
Witness our Hands and Seals this 18 day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 84 and in the one hundred and eighth year of the Independence of the United States of America.
Signed Sealed and Delivered
In the Presence of
T. J. Phillips
A. J. Funderburk E. H. Sistare (Hand written Seal)
M. J. Sustare (Hand written Seal)
J. T. Sistair (Hand written Seal)
J. E. Sustair (Hand written Seal)
B. A. Sustair (Hand written Seal)
State of South Carolina
County of Lancaster
Personally appeared before me T. J. Phillips and made oath that he saw E. H. Sustair, M. J. Sustair, J. T. Sustair, J. E. Sustair & B, A, Sustair sign seal and deliver the above Conveyance for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and that he with A. J. Funderburk in the presence of each other witnessed the due execution thereof.
Sworn before me this thirty (30) day of Jany 1884.
K G. Billings, Notary Public T. J. Phillips
Recorded February 1884
ALL THIS BEING SAID, IF ANY SUSTAIRE FAMILY MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE DATA I HAVE COLLECTED ON THE FAMILY,PLEASE ADVISE ME SO THAT I MAY FORWARD THE INFORMATION TO YOU. I CAN NOT FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE THAT WILL WANT IT SO I SUGGEST YOU FORM SOME SORT OF FAMILY ASSOCIATION THAT WILL KEEP RECORDS INTACT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AND I WILL FORWARD THE INFORMATION TO THAT ASSOCIATION. I AM IN NO HURRY TO DO THIS SO TAKE YOUR TIME AND DO IT RIGHT.
YOU CAN REACH ME BY E-MAIL AT PSSISTARE@aol.com or Aesopmom@bellsouth.net. By phone: 704) 535-3871.
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