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Monday, May 22, 2017

Bernice Lemond Harris and Jesse James Warren



Bernice Lemond Harris was born About 1913 in Union County, SC to Edward Boyd Harris (DOB 5/23/1877 in Union County, SC; DOD 7/1/1930 in Union County, SC) and Ida Mae Shaw (DOB 8/24/1882 in Rockingham, Richmond County, NC; DOD 6/10/1955 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC). She was the 4th of 6 children and the only girl!

1920 U.S. Census of Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  T625_1713; Page:  7B; Enumeration District:  144; Image:  931, Lines 62-70, "Boyd Harris"
Boyd Harris, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Married, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Stationary Engineer
Ida Harris, Wife, F, W, 37 yrs old (DOB 1883), Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC (1910 Census says Ida was born in NC, Father born in England and Mother born in Maryland)
Minna Harris (sic, should be James Minor Harris and looks like Minor but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Minna Harris), Daughter
(sic.?), F (sic, ?), W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1906), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Mill Laborer
Walter Harris, Son, M, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1910), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Bernice L. Harris, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Dee C. Harris (sic, should be Gene Carrol "G.C." Harris but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Dee C. Harris), Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1915), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Leo Harris, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1917), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
Lizzie Shaw, Boarder, F, W, 41 yrs old (DOB 1879), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

1930 U.S. Census of Railroad Ave, Glenn Springs, Union,  Union County,  South Carolina; Roll:  2215; Page:  6A; Enumeration District:  23; Image:  338.0, Lines 6-18, "Boyd Harris"
Boyd Harris, Rents house at $9/months, Owned radio set, M(ale), W(hite), 52 yrs old (DOB 1878), Married at age 26 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Police for cotton mill
Ida May Harris (sic), Wife, F, W, 46 yrs old (DOB 1884), Can read and write, Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Weaver at cotton mill
Clyde Harris, Son, M, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
Burnice Harris (sic), Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1913), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
G. Boyd Harris (sic, should be Gene Carroll "G.C." Harris), Son, M, W, 15 yrs old (DOB 1915), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Run drawings at cotton mill
Leo Harris, Son, M, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1917), Single, Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC
James M. Harris, Son, M, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1906), Married at age 19 yrs old (DOM 1925), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Moulder at iron foundary
Feri Harris (sic), Daughter-in-law, F, W, 27 yrs old (DOB 1903), Married at age 22 yrs old, Born in SC, Father born in England, Mother born in SC, Housekeeper for private family
James B. Harris, Grandson, M, W, 1 yrs old (DOB 1929), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Walter Harris, Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1908), Married at age 20 yrs old (DOM 1928), Born in SC, Father born in SC, Mother born in NC, Weaver at cotton mill
Madge Harris, Daughter-in-law, 20 yrs old (DOB 1910), Married at age 17 yrs old, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Drawing in at cotton mill
Hellen Harris (sic), Granddaughter, 1 yr 7/12 mos old (DOB 1928), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lizzie Shaw, Sister-in-law, F, W, 59 yrs old (DOB 1871), Born in NC, Father born in England, Mother born in Maryland, Spooler at cotton mill

Bernice marries Jesse James Warren, aka Jessie James Warren, Jess Warren.

Jesse Warren was born 3/31/1908 in SC to Joseph M. Warren (DOB 5/15/1866 in Saluda County, SC; DOD 7/2/1919 in Saluda County, SC) and Carrie Anna Busby (aka Corrie Anna Busby) (DOB 9/16/1871 in Saluda County, SC; DOD 2/19/1963 in Waterloo, Laurens County, SC). He was one of 9 children, 4 boys and 5 girls.

Bernice and Jess Warren had a daughter, Jessie Mae Warren in 1936. But one day Jess Warren told his wife he was going to the store and never came back.


1940 U.S. Census of 168 Railroad Avenue, Buffalo, Union County, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3843; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 44-24, Lines 65-60, "Ida M. Harris"
Ida M. Harris, Head, Rents home for $6, F(emale), W(hite), 57 yrs old (DOB 1883), Widowed, Attended school thru 4th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935
G.C. Boyd Harris (sic), Son, M, W, 25 yrs old (DOB 1915), Married, Attended school thru 6th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Spare hand in cotton mill
Bernice L. Harris, Daughter-in-law (sic, should be daughter), F, W, 26 yrs old (DOB 1914), Married, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Battey Filler (sic) in cotton mill
Leo W. Harris, Son, M, W, 22 yrs old (DOB 1918), Single, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Cabler in cotton mill
Jessie M. Warren, Granddaughter, F, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1937), Born in SC

There is no longer a 168 Railroad St. But here is Railroad St as compared to the Monarch Mill where Bernice worked.

Jess Warren next married 2nd Reba McCormick. Reba McCormick as born 7/6/1916 in Saluda County, SC to Walter McCormick.

1940 U.S. Census of Road 250, Saluda County, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3836; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 41-4, Family #223, Lines 46-50, "Fletcher Padgett" Fletcher Padgett married Jess Warren's sister, Pauline "Polly" Warren.
Fletcher Padgett, Head, Owns home valued at $600.00, M(ale), W(hite), 51 yrs old (DOB 1889), Married, Attended school through 4th grade, Born in SC, Lived in same place in 1935, Farmer
Pauline Padgett, Wife, F, W, 44 yrs old (DOB 1896), Married, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in SC, Lived in the same place in 1935
Jessie Warren, Brother-in-law, M, W, 36 yrs old (DOB 1904), Married, Attended school thru 1st grade, Born in SC, Lived in Saluda County, SC in 1935, Laborer in lumber mill, Income $400.00
Reby Warren, Sister-in-law, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1916), Married, Never attended school, Born in SC, Lived in Saluda County, SC in 1935
Claude Warren, Nephew, M, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1933), Single, Attends school, Attended thru 1st grade, Born in SC, Lived in Saluda County, SC in 1935

Reba Warren died 2/8/1947 in Batesburg, Saluda County, SC of uremia due to kidney infection. She was only 30 yrs old.

SC Death Certificate #02058, Registration District #3900, Registrar's #2A, Reba Warren, DOD 2/8/1947 in Batesburg, Saluda County, NC
Female, White, Married to Jess Warren, 37 yrs old, DOB 7/6/1916 in Saluda County, SC, 30 yrs old
Occupation: Housewife
Father: Walter McCormick, born in Saluda County, SC
Mother: Doan Jones (sic), born in Saluda County, SC
Informant: Jess Warren, Batesburg, SC
DOD 2/8/1947
Cause of death: Uremia due to kidney infection
Buried: 2/9/1947 in Clydes Chapel Methodist

Findagrave.com
Reba McCormick Warren
Birth: 1916
Death: 1947
Note: Our Saluda County Ancestors, Vol. II, p. 7.
Burial: Clydes Chapel Southern Methodist Cemetery, Saluda County, South Carolina, USA
Created by: Buddy
Record added: Aug 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74464114

Then Jess Warren married wife number 3, Johnnie Mell Howington. Johnnie Mell Howington was born 7/17/1919 in Georgia. She had married 1st, Samuel Patterson Pressley (DOB 5/22/1917 in SC; DOD 7/1987 in Greenwood County, SC). They had a son named Truman Eugene Pressley. But then Johnnie Howington Pressley married Jess Warren and Samuel Patterson Pressley married Clara Ashley.

Jess Warren had other children but I'm only concerned with Bernice Lemond Harris who is related to my husband's line. Bernice was the sister of my husband's direct ancestor, Clyde Harris.

Bernice Lemond Harris Warren did not remarry. She died 7/28/1990 in Union County, SC.

The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 7/29/1990, Pg 20
Bernice H. Warren
Union-Bernice Harris Warren, 78, of Route 3, Hawkins Road, died July 28, 1990 at Wallace Thomson Hospital after an extended illness.
She was retired from Monarch Mill and was a member of First Baptist Church and the Ladies Sunday School Class.
Surviving is a daughter, Jessie Mae W. Henderson of Union.
Services: 4 p.m. Monday at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel, Union, with burial in Wesley's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Union.
The family is at the home of Jessie M. Henderson, Route 3, Hawkins Road, Union.



Jess Warren's 3rd wife, Johnnie Mell Warren died 7/24/1987 in Greenwood, SC. Jess Warren died 6/21/1990 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, SC.

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name: Jessie J. Warren
SSN: 247-09-****
BORN: 31 Mar 1908
Died: 21 Jun 1990
State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (Before 1951)


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