This website was started for our large extended family to collaborate on Family History.  It is a central repository of the knowledge, traditions, photographs, stories and facts that make you who you are. 

The central line of this website is originally the Lynes family, starting with Samuel Lynes, born 1720 in South Carolina, extending through all the descendents to the present. Of course since people marry, it extends back through other families in all directions, connecting to French Huguenots in the early 1700s, the Swiss emigrations of 1735 into Georgia and South Carolina, and of course England and other British Isles.  It includes Haynes, Herrons, Caddells, Higingbottoms, Foxbank Plantation, births, marriages, and working on the Savannah River rice plantations, associations with the Ball family plantations, Berkeley County, St. James Goose Creek, and final resting place confirmations.  You will find Johns, Emilys, Williams, Issacs,  and more Samuels than you can shake a stick at, even a ship named Samuel. 

Please consider this YOUR website.  If you have a connection, we would love to count you as a cousin.  Once connected, you are encouraged to upload photos, input facts, add people, record traditions and stories that you know. Describe people, interview older members of the family, and record their recollections. If you need to know where to put things or how to use the site, please contact me.  Once we are recorded here, it will never be lost.

If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me, Jack Lynes.  I am also active on Facebook: search "Jack Lynes." 

One suggestion: when you click on "family tree" I prefer the "Classic View."  Both views have their advantages. But browse and get to know your family.  If you need any assistance, please let me know.


"Genealogy Without Documentation is Mythology" and we will try to put sources with every single relationship in time.

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Obituaries:Paul Crosier
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Sep 2 2016 11:05
Paul Howard Crosier, 79, of Cordesville, SC, a retired shop planner at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, died Saturday evening in a Charleston hospital.

His funeral will be 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon, September 1, 2017,in the Moncks Corner Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Moncks Corner Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1243 Highway 402, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

Mr. Crosier was born September 27, 1936, in Canadian, TX, a son of Jessie Howard Crosier and Opal Hensley Crosier. He was a member and head deacon of the Moncks Corner Seventh Day Adventist Church, and a US Army veteran. Mr. Crosier enjoyed the outdoors, building projects, and college football, especially the Carolina Gamecocks. He had a ministry of installing 3ABN Christian Satellites, and was a former underwriting inspector for SEER Insurance Inspections, Inc. Mr. Crosier loved spending time with family and friends, especially children. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Elliott.

Surviving are, his wife, Evelyn Nobles Crosier; a son, Michael Scott Crosier and his fiancé, Rodica Serban, of Sumter; a sister, Pam Gibson and her husband, Tom, of Dallas, TX; two brothers, Curtis Crosier and his wife, Michele, of El Paso, TX, and Don Crosier and his wife, Belinda, of Oklahoma City, OK; and a grandson, Symeon N. Crosier of Greentown, OH.
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Other:Dean Britt body found SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH 2016
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Apr 25 2016 17:55

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — The Charleston County Coroner says the body found Sunday evening near Botany Bay is the missing kayaker, Dean Britt.

Britt's death was an accidental drowning, the coroner said.

Deputies were called to investigate a body found on the shores of a private community near Botany Bay near Kiawah Island. Deputies say people walking on the beach noticed the body in the water just off the beach shortly before 6 p.m.

Britt was last seen a week ago as he and fellow kayaker Logan Brown left Folly beach for Morris Island Lighthouse.

Coast Guard crews found Brown near Kiawah Island last Sunday. They also found Britt's kayak, but suspended the search during the week after there was no sign of the missing 22-year-old man.

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Obituaries:Dean Britt, Jr.
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Apr 25 2016 17:52

Dean Legrand Britt, Jr.

September 6, 1995 - April 9, 2016

Dean Legrand Britt, Jr. entered into eternal rest on April 9, 2016. The relatives and friends of Dean L. Britt, Jr. are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 21, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Riverview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 PM Wednesday evening at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home, 1620 Savannah Hwy.
Dean was born on September 6, 1995, in Spartanburg, SC, the son of Maryhelen Zaremba Britt and Dean Legrand Britt, Sr. He attended Charleston County School of the Arts and graduated from West Ashley High School in 2014. Dean was attending Trident Technical College for his degree in Civil Engineering. While working alongside his father, Dean and partner, Lindy Corley, at Britt Land Surveying Inc., he strived to meet his goal of running the family business and eventually passing it on to his children. Family, either by birth or by life, truly was at the center of Dean's world. Dean was a generous and charming young man quick to offer assistance to those in need; from the simplest act of a few kind words to taking the time for someone to share their life's story. He loved life and looked at every day as a great adventure.
Dean is survived by his loving parents, Dean L. Britt Sr. and Maryhelen Z. Britt; his sisters, Pheraby G. Britt and Patricia C. Britt; his grandmother, Barbara H. Britt; his soul mate, Charlotte D. Cortright; his foster brother, Sabastion A. Mandell; his loyal dog, Dory and many adoring aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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Obituaries:DeLeon "Shorty" Harris
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Mar 11 2016 12:54
DeLeon "Shorty" Harris, 84, of N. Charleston, SC, a retired foreman for Hills Construction, died Tuesday morning in a Mt. Pleasant nursing home.

His funeral will be 11:00 AM Friday morning, March 11, 2016, in the Harristown Road Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the St. Stephen Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Harristown Road Baptist Church, PO BOX 1672, St. Stephen, SC 29479.

Mr. Harris was born November 3, 1931, in Lake City, SC, a son of Joe Britt Harris, Sr., and Mazie Smith Harris Padgett. He was of the Baptist faith, was a US Army veteran, and enjoyed playing cards, watching western movies, and cooking hogs. Mr. Harris loved spending time with his family and his dog, "Baby". He was preceded in death by a daughter, Velvet Elaine Harris, a son, Christopher Michael Burr, a sister, Dolly Lou Joyner, and two brothers, Louis C. Harris and James William Harris.

Surviving are, a daughter, Lena H. Curry of Hollywood; DeLeon "Bubba" Harris and his wife, Susan, of Holly Hill; a brother, J.B. Harris and his wife, Ellen, of St. Stephen; nine grandchildren, Jerry Burr, Christina Burr, Danielle Burr, Kelly Curry and her husband, Jason, Melinda Pezzella and her husband, Keith, Jennie Nguyen and her husband, Vu, Stephen Harris and his wife, Jessica, Bryan Harris and his wife, Stephanie, and Elizabeth Harris; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
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Obituaries:Jemelle Huckabee Ligon
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Mar 1 2016 12:27
Mrs. Jemelle Huckabee Ligon, 91, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Branchville, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Henry B. Huckabee and Genevier Byrd Huckabee. Mrs. Ligon graduated from North Charleston High School, North Charleston, S.C., and held several clerical positions during her working years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Tabernacle and the Senior Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bradford V. Ligon, who died Jan. 17, 1997; her sisters, Virginia H. Patterson and Genevier May Huckabee; two brothers, Edison Huckabee and John Huckabee. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Bradford Ge...

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Obituaries:Shirley Lynes
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Feb 19 2016 15:15

Shirley Mae Case Lynes, 79, of Charleston, the widow of Bob Lynes who was an agent for State Farm Insurance Company, died peacefully Thursday morning in a Goose Creek care facility. She was a lifelong homemaker and mother of eight.

Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon Tuesday, February 23, 2016, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8720 Antler Drive, N. Charleston. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park directed by DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER. The family will receive friends Tuesday at the CHURCH from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.
Mrs. Lynes was born July 5, 1936 on Sullivan’s Island, SC, a daughter of George Dewey Case and Sallie Carrie Fields Case. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she played the piano and organ for more than 50 years for church services and the choir, and was a former president of the Relief Society, the woman's auxiliary service group. Mrs. Lyn...

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Obituaries:Roy Clayton Edens, Jr.
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Mar 22 2015 13:48
Roy Clayton Edens, Jr., 72, of Moncks Corner, SC, a retired sales service engineer for Albany International, died Thursday evening at his residence, after developing lung cancer in 2013.

His memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, in the St. Michael Lutheran Church, Moncks Corner. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service at the church. According to Dial-Murray Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the St. Michael Lutheran Church, 321 W. Main St., Moncks Corner, SC 29461, the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Rd., Ste. 504, N. Charleston, SC 29406, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Mr. Edens was born August 17, 1942, in Knightsville, SC, a son of Roy Clayton Edens, Sr., and Dorothy Knight Edens. He was a member of the St. Michael Lutheran Church for over forty years, served as a church council member, and was an active worker within the church. Upon graduation from Clemson University with a BS in textile management in 1966, Mr. Edens was employed with several companies throughout the years, including Garco, William Heller, and Reliable Electric. He obtained his master’s degree in business management, while employed at Albany International of St. Stephen, where he served in several positions. Following a traumatic car crash in 2000, Mr. Edens was forced into early retirement after thirty years of service. He served Berkeley County in many areas including a member of the SC Jaycees, Lions Club, and the Berkeley Lodge #269 AFM. Mr. Edens was accredited for being involved in many youth program in town, including coaching little league baseball and football. During his life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, building projects, carving, traveling, and camping.

Surviving are, his wife of 51 years, Harriet “Teeka” Wood Edens; a daughter, Janie Martin and her husband, Al, of Moncks Corner; a son, Clay Edens of Greenville; two sisters, Patsy Cribb and her husband, Jack, of Bonneau, and Esther Cribb and her husband, Gene, of Moncks Corner; two brothers, Tommy Edens and his wife, Vicki, and Joey Edens and his wife, Terri, all of Moncks Corner; four grandchildren, Teirrah Edens Goff (Kirtis), Marlow Edens (Diego Velazquez), Savannah Edens, and Colby Martin (Tiffany Harrelson); two step grandchildren, Kevin and Chris Martin (Meg); four great grandchildren, Karolina Goff, Bryson Martin, Augustina Velazquez, and Maddox Martin; five step great grandchildren, Christopher, Brandon, Cameron, Dylan, and Dalton Martin; and many close nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
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Obituaries:Lillian Lynes Gaskins
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Mar 14 2015 14:34
GASKINS - Lillian Catherine Gaskins, age 91, passed away, Monday, February 23, 2015 FRASER FUNERAL HOME, 8168 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32221 (904)781-4314 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?pid=174233727#sthash.o2pkRFts.dpuf
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Obituaries:Carroll F. "Pete" Wrenn
Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Feb 28 2015 15:43

Carroll Furman "Pete" Wrenn, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Sandra Delores Patterson Wrenn died Sunday, December 7, 2014. The relatives and friends of Pete Wrenn are invited to attend his funeral service on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in East Cooper Baptist Church, 361 Egypt Road, Mt. Pleasant at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 am until time of the service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Pete was born July 28, 1933 in St. Stephen, South Carolina, son of the late James Harvey Wrenn and the late Willie Mae Wilson Wrenn. He served in the United States Army and was a former industrial electrician. Pete worked in sales and management with Trident Sanitation in Charleston and Columbia. In 1981 he founded and was CEO of several waste management companies including CDS of Columbia, Inc. and CDS of Charleston, Inc. and other waste management firms. He also served as an investor in enterprises that include The Wrenn Group, LLC and related companies and Container Land Corporation. Pete loved playing the guitar and singing. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his golf buddies. Pete was a loving father and grandfather but most of all he loved and was proud of his wife, Sandra.

Pete is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra P. Wrenn of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter, Traci Wrenn Fort of Hanahan, SC; two sons, Carroll Ray Wrenn of Hanahan, SC and Jody Kyle Wrenn and his wife, Kit, of Mount Pleasant, SC; ten grandchildren, Erica Ann Long, Cameron Wrenn Fort, Sarah Brooke Wrenn, Rachael Leigh Wrenn, Olivia Raye Wrenn, Kaelyn Perry Wrenn, Aubrey Kyle Wrenn, John Coleman Wrenn, Christopher Sullivan Wrenn and Emily Patterson Wrenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three siblings, James Harvey Wrenn, Wilma Wrenn Orvin and Leo Franklin Wrenn.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made in Pete's name to Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center, 1061 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403-7106.

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Posted by: Bobby Jack, Jr. Lynes on Nov 6 2014 06:27
Coldwater - CHARLES G. McALASTER, 45, of Coldwater, MS passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at North Delta Hospice in Southaven, MS. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lonna K. Lynes. He is survived by his wife, Tammie Haddock McAlaster. He also leaves three daughters, Kayla (Alden) Haydel of Paducah, KY, Amber (Will Henry) McAlaster of Murray, KY and Morgan (Bubba) Gross of Coldwater, MS. His father, Jess (Terri Dew) McAlaster of Nesbit, MS and his step-father John S. (Brenda) Lynes, Jr. of Collins, MS. Brothers, Justin (Tammy) McAlaster of Sara, MS, LJ (Margaret) Lynes of Holly Springs, MS, Shane Lynes of Gulfport, MS, David (Amanda) McAlaster of Riverton, WY, Jason (Katie) McAlaster of St. Helens, GA. Three grandsons, Gavan, Garrett and Graham Henry, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nesbit. Charlie was a professional wrestler with the WCW and NWA of MS known as “Max Pain”. He was Heavy Weight Champion of the NWA MS for 10 years. He was a promoter and referee for the NWA MS. Charlie was the assistant store manager for Wal-Mart in Hernando, MS from 2007-2013. Charlie was a beloved friend to many and will be greatly missed. High Point Funeral Home and Crematorium has charge. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 31 at First Baptist Church of Nesbit in Nesbit, MS from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 1 at First Baptist Church of Nesbit, MS at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Genesis Legacy of Life willed body donor program in Memphis, TN or to the National Brain Tumor Society. High Point Funeral Home & Crematorium (901)454-5795www.highpointchapel.com
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