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John Adam Folk, Jr

Male 1799 - 1855  (56 years)


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  • Name John Adam Folk  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Suffix Jr 
    Alt Birth 1798  [2
    Born 5 Feb 1799  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10
    Gender Male 
    Death
    • "...died 5 Jul 1855, outliving his father by only eleven years."
    Headstone Folk Cem, Pomaria Area, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • " John Adam Folk
      aged 56 years and 6 mo
      'For many years he was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. For a long time his health was bad, but he bore his afliction with patience and resignation. His children in testimony of their regard and esteem by this stone point to his final resting place. Then all the dust returne to the earth, but the spirit in God.'
    Land, Property
    • 1) "Nby Deeds P-2, 153. John A Folk of Nby Dist., Planter, to loving sister, Mary Magdeline, wife of David Cannon of same Dist. For Love, good will & affection, 150A on waters of Camping Cr. being 100A orig gr. to Charlotte Roadgeber & 50A being part of (150A) gr. to Jacob Folk Senr & conveyed 17 Aug 1812 by Jacob Folk Junr to Katherine Folk, now Deed. Date of gift 16 Aug 1821.
      W: Wm Fulmer, Jacob Dickert
      S: John A. Folk"
      Source: pg 2-16, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      2) "John Adam Folk Jr owned the land upon which the town of Pomaria was built. This property was the legacy of the forebear Jacob to his descendants.'
      Source: "A Hist of Epting & Epton Families of SC" by Theodore Epton.
    Occupation
    • Merchant.

      "John Adam did a large business with his sons as merchants at Pomaria ('J. A. Folk & Sons'). The firm changed names in 1855 after John Adam died. Thomas W. Holloway and his brother-in-law, Captain H. H. (Hamilton Hayne) Folk took over. Tom Holloway was the husband of Martha Harriett, who was John Adam Jr's daughter. The business continued until Secession and the Civil War."
    Residence
    • 1) "The Folk-Holloway House is located on the south side of Holloway Street in the residential area of the rural community of Pomaria in southeast Newberry County. The two-story building is of a pegged wood frame construction sheathed in wood clapboard. A one-story, full-façade porch is located on the main or north façade. Though relatively plain, stylistically the house's detailing exhibits characteristics of both the Federal and Green Revival movements."
      Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      2) From the Newberry Observer, Friday, October 23, 1992:

      "Second Pomaria House Included on the Nation's Historic Register
      By Vic MacDonald.

      A second home in Pomaria owned by Marcus and Elsie Fields had been included on the National Register of Historic Places.
      The 1820-1830 house near the corner of Holloway and Folk streets was built by John Adam Folk, the third son of Jacob Folk who was a noted tanner in the area, and later the home of Thomas W. Holloway, who laid out the town of Pomaria from the front porch of the house.
      Holloway Street is part of the old Buncombe Road which linked Charleston with North Carolina for the early settlers of the area.
      Mrs. Fields said that Tanner's Hill, the location of Jacob Folk's tanner shop, was the location of the first post office for the region. The red clay hill was an especially formidable part of the early road. 'It was said if you could make it up Tanner's Hill, it was downhill all the way to Charleston,' Mrs. Fields said.
      Holloway was a Newberry banker who married a daughter of John Adam Folk and moved to the Pomaria house, Mrs. Fields said. Pomaria's strategic location on the important road helped it develop into a bustling railroad community. The usual three-door design of the Folk-Holloway house may have come about because it was an inn or way-station for stage travelers on the Buncombe Road, Mrs. Field said.
      The house must have been considered an important home at one time in Pomaria since it was wallpapered in every room. Later renovations have changed its historic appearance, but the Fields have plans to restore the detached kitchen area which was moved to a nearby creek to serve as a home.
      Important architectural features include the wide boards in the floors, hand-crafted paneling and the cross and open Bible style doors. The door locks were drafted about 1825 and bear the Royal Lion seal that certifies them coming from the same crafts house that worked for English royalty.
      There is evidence that the stairway in the house now once was 'reversed' and rose from the rear of the house, Mrs. Fields said. How to locate an upstairs restroom within the limits of historical preservation is one of the problems the Fields face in restoring the home.
      The home was included on the National Register of Historic Places on July 30. The Fields restored the Hatton-Fields home, just a few yards up Holloway Street from the Folk-Holloway house, and have lived in Pomaria since 1969.
      There are an awful lot of houses in Newberry county that need to be on the Register,' she said. Mrs. Fields, who presents the program this Sunday at the regular meeting of the Newberry County Historical Society, wants to tackle the second restoration project to encourage more preservation of the county's homes."

      Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.
    Buried 1855  Folk-Busby-Cannon Cem, Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Died 5 Jul 1855  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10
    Will Between 1840-1858  Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1) Vol 4, 1840-1858, Sec 1, Pg 120, Newberry County Wills.
      Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      2) "WILL of JOHN ADAM FOLK, Jr.

      South Carolina
      Newberry District

      I, John A. Folk of the District & State aforesaid being of sound and disposing -mind & memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner & form following that is to say;

      First, I will all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid.

      Second, Should my choses in action, accounts & cash on hand at my death be Insufficient to pay my debts, then I order my executors here in after named to sell enough of property to the same.

      Third, It is my desire that the marriage contract made & executed between and my wife Christena, on the 27th day of June 1840, stand as the agreement between me and the said Christena as to the property contained therein and intended to be encluded there in.

      Fourth, I will to my daughter Eustatia the sum of five hundred dollars, over and above the share of my other children, because they received each about that sum from their grandfather John Folk.

      Fifth, Should my grand son Augustus Kibler live to the age of twenty one years, then I will that my Executors pay him the sum of five hundred dollars.

      Sixth, It is my will that, if my wife Christena should outlive me, she shall then have either one third of my land during her life, or one sixth of their value absolutely, as she ay choose; if she takes one third of the lands during life then the same shall return to my estate, and be divided in the same manner as shall be directed for my estate in a subsequent clause of this will.

      Seventh, It is my will and desire, that my whole estate, both and real and personal, after the requisetions [sic] of the six preceeding clauses ar carried into effect, shall be divided equally share & share alike between my six children viz. J. D. L. Folk, H. M. Folk, William O. Folk, H. H. Folk, Martha H. L. F. Folk and Eustatia A. Folk or their issue should any child die leaving issue, and that my executors shall, at their discretion, make he division of my real & personal estate, either by sale or partition, and equalizing the shares of each one, so that, in the final settlement each share shall be equal in value.

      Seventh [sic, repeated], I hereby authorize my executors to keep my estate together for five years after my death, before they make division and partition of the same, unless they deem it best, in their discretion, to close it earlier, or to continue it longer.

      Eighth, It is my will that the specific legacy and the share to which my daughter Eustatia A. will be entitled under this my will shall go to my other children, named in the sixth clause of this my will, or their issue as the case may be, provided my said daughter Eustatia A. should die without issue.

      Ninth, I appoint my sons, John D. L. Folk, Wm. O. Folk & H. H. Folk the executors of this my last will and testament.

      I witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & Seal. This 14th September 1850

      Signed, Sealed & acknowledged by John A. Folk as his last will & testament in our presence.

      The reassures in the 7th & 8th clauses and the interlineations 'shall go' in the 8th clause made before the signing

      J. A. Folk (L S)

      Simeon Fair

      T Caldwell Higg

      Henry Summer
      Recorded In Will Book No. 1. Page 209 'Records of Wills'
      Proved July 9 - 1855
      Recorded October 11 - 1855
      E. P. Lake. Ordinary of Newberry District
      Box 100 Pkg 263 Est. No. 2488"

      Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.
    Person ID I1607141206  Earnest
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2004 

    Father John Adam Folk, Sr,   b. 7 Mar 1770, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1844, Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Eva Margaret "Eve" Dickert,   b. 1780,   d. 3 Sep 1811  (Age 31 years) 
    Marriage 23 Oct 1778  Dutch Presb Ch, Newberry, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • "Marriage Certificate of John Folk and Eve Margaret Dickert (Provided by Frank Folk)

      State of South Carolina
      Newberry County

      Know all men by thier presents that I Andrew Loretz Minister of the Dutch Presbyterian Church Congregaton in Newbery County and other places do hereby Certify that I have this day Joined Eve Margaret Dickert in holy matrimony unto John Folk according to our rule and profession Certified by me this 23d day of October 1778.

      Witnessed present
      Peter Dickert Andrew Loretz
      Michl. Dickert Senr"

      Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.
    Married 23 Oct 1798  Dutch Presb Ch, Newberry, Newberry Dist, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Marriage
    • 1) "Peter Dickert, Michael Dickert Sr., Newberry Deed Book D, pg 134."

      2) "Supplement to South Carolina Marriages, 1688-1826" Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, Genealogical Publishig Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1984.

      3) "m. 23 Oct 1798 by Rev. Andrew Lorenz (Nby Deeds D-124)" Source: Dickert, Peter Family Bio fm Dutch Fork Family Bios.
    Marriage 23 Oct 1798  Dutch Presb Ch, Newberry, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 12, 13, 15
    • 1) 2nd Wife. Sources:
      a) Folk, David Desc by Mary Weaver Garcia
      b) "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      2) 1st Wife. "Patty Cooper's letter states that Eve Margaret Dickert was his first wife..." Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.


      2) "Married by Reverend Andrew Lorete, Minister of the Dutch Presbyterian Church in Newberry Co., SC, USA" Source: ?

      3) "m. 23 Oct 1798, (by Rev. Andrew Lorenz) Eve Margaret Dickert, b. 1780, d. 3 Sep 1811, d/o Michael Dickert, Sr. and Margaret Cromer Sigler." Source: The Jacob Folk Family.
    Family ID F2082449758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 1st Wife Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 10
    Children
    • 8 children.
      "...three firls and five boys resulted from this union"
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2004 
    Family ID F2082449760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 27 Jun 1840  [1, 4
    Children
    • 'John Adam and Chirstena had one daughter from this union: Eustatia Aubonette'
    Marriage
    • His 2nd Wife, Her 2nd Husband.

      1) 2nd Wife. Source: Folks in America 1740-1967.

      2) "John Adam Folk, Jr., m. 2) 27 Jul 1840, Christina Eichelberger Cannon, b. 12 Dec 1803, d. 21 Jan 1873, d/o John Eichelberger, Sr. and wife, Barbara, and widow of Samuel D. Cannon." Source: The Jacob Folk Family.

      3) "John Adam Folk, Jr., was married second to Christena Eigelberger Cannon"
      Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2004 
    Family ID F2082449778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1) John Folk, the original of the family of that name, resided a short distance from the site of the town on Tanner's Hill, known to wagoners prior to 1850 as Folk's Hill. It has been said that when wagoners left home with wagons loaded with cotton or tobacco for market in Charleston if they succeeded in getting up Folk's Hill they would have no more trouble. Mr. Folk left two children by his first marriage, John A. and a daughter who became the wife of David Cannon and the mother of John A. Cannon. By a second marriage there were five children who grew to maturity: John Wesley, David and Levi E. – daughters Elizabeth Graham and Eve Busby, mother of Prof. D. B. and Rev. L. E. Busby, one a teacher of youth and the other a Lutheran minister.”
      Source: The Annals of Newberry, Part Second by John A. Chapman, A. M. Originally published Newberry, South Carolina 1892. Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1975 (929.3757). p551.

      2) “J. A. folk and Sons did a large business as merchants at Pomaria until the year 1855, when they were succeeded by Thomas W. Holloway and his brother-in-law, H. H. Folk, who continued until Secession and the war.”
      Source: The Annals of Newberry, Part Second by John A. Chapman, A. M. Originally published Newberry, South Carolina 1892. Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1975 (929.3757).

      3) “The late John A. Folk owned the land upon which the town of Pomaria was built. He died in 1855, leaving three sons and two daughters, J. D. A., Dr. H. M., H. H., Martha, the wife of Thomas W. Holloway, and Eustatia, half-sister of the above who was married to John David Wedeman, who died leaving two sons.”
      Source: The Annals of Newberry, Part Second by John A. Chapman, A. M. Originally published Newberry, South Carolina 1892. Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1975 (929.3757). p550. [16]

  • Sources 
    1. [S583282338] "Folks in America 1740-1967" by Bamburg Press, Author Unlisted (reportedly Joseph Earl Steadman), (Bamberg Herald Print (no publication date, no author listed, no copyright date).).

    2. [S583282364] Epting Family by Rick Epting, Rick Epting, epting_family@yahoo.com, (by Rick Epting, epting_family@yahoo.com, Title: Epting Family, Descendents and Ancestry of Johann Adam Epting, Based on Epting and Epton Families of South Carolina by Ted Epton. url: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=epting).

    3. [S583282368] Folk, Jacob Family, Unk, (http://www.dfchapter.homestead.com/Folk.html).

    4. [S583282337] "Desc of Jacob Folk" by Frank/Perry/Mike/James Folk, Perry Folk, 6 Inglewood Drive, Greenville, SC 29609, earle234@aol.com, (Published Sep 2001 (if some entries are dated before Sep 2001, I received an advance draft of several "Mears" pages from the book a few months before it was published - Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler)).

    5. [S583282644] Long, Jacob Family Bio in Dutch Fork Fam Bios, (The Jacob Long Family Bio url: http://www.dfchapter.homestead.com/Long_J.html DUTCH FORK FAMILY BIOS, url: http://www.dfgs.homestead.com/Bios.html).

    6. [S583282377] Eichelberger, George Family in Dutch Fork Fam Bios, (The George Eichelberger Family Bio url: http://www.dfchapter.homestead.com/Eichelberger.html DUTCH FORK FAMILY BIOS, url: http://www.dfgs.homestead.com/Bios.html).

    7. [S583282645] Farr, John G Fam Bio at Dutch Fork Fam Bios, (The John George Farr Family Bio url: http://www.dfchapter.homestead.com/Farr.html DUTCH FORK FAMILY BIOS, url: http://www.dfgs.homestead.com/Bios.html).

    8. [S583282580] Hentz, Olin & Kathy Ances, (Rootsweb Family Tree: Ancestors of Olin and Kathy Hentz by Kathy Hentz, khentz@snet.net url: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=katczar&id=I158).

    9. [S583282376] Mossmayer, Linda Ances by Linda Mossmayer, Linda Mossmayer, CountryGirlxxxxv@aol.com, (http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lskm54&id=I10984).

    10. [S583282638] "A Hist of Epting & Epton Families of SC" by Theodore Epton, ("The Epting-Epton Family" Dec 1990, Second Revision. 1st Edit copyright 1977, 1st distributed Dec 1979, 1st Rev Aug 1982, 2nd Rev Dec 1990.).

    11. [S583282366] Epting, Catherine Elizabeth & Johann P Stockman by Stockman Fam Newsletter, (http://www.zianet.com/stockman_allen/PeteSC.html).

    12. [S583282374] Seigler, Carolus Family at Dutch Fork Fam Bios, (The Carolus Seigler Family Bio url: http://www.dfchapter.homestead.com/Seigler.html DUTCH FORK FAMILY BIOS, url: http://www.dfgs.homestead.com/Bios.html).

    13. [S583282371] Epting, John Adam Fam Bio at Dutch Fork Fam Bios, (The John Adam Epting Family Bio, url: http://www.dfchapter.homestead.com/Yost.html DUTCH FORK FAMILY BIOS, url: http://www.dfgs.homestead.com/Bios.html).

    14. [S583282372] Dickert, Peter Family Bio fm Dutch Fork Family Bios, (The Peter Dickert Family Bio url: http://www.dfchapter.homestead.com/Dickert.html DUTCH FORK FAMILY BIOS, url: http://www.dfgs.homestead.com/Bios.html).

    15. [S583282373] Folk, David Desc by Mary Weaver Garcia, Mary Weaver Garcia, Isweaver@aol.com, 1416 Barberry Lane, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269-6916, (Information provided by Ms Garcia includes pedigree chart, various family records, photographs, and will transcriptions for Johann Jacob Folk b: , and John Adam Folk married to Mary Elizabeth Folk, a truly wonderful contribution to the family tree effort.).

    16. [S583282409] "Annals of Newberry" by John A Chapman, John A.Chapman, A.M., (Originally published Newberry, South Carolina 1892. Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1975 (929.3757)).