Joel Eli Jeffers was born April 10, 1866, in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina to Thomas B. Griffin Jeffers and Tarsey Chestina “Tiney” Ross Jeffers Dawkins.
Joseph Joffers was counted in the census on 10 Aug 1870 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 3-year-old, male, white. Also in the home was Lucy C Joffers, John B Joffers, William T Joffers, and Alethia Joffers.
1900 Census Information:
According to the United States Census reported on June 25, 1900, Joel E Jeffers (35) owned a home in Wateree, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife of 14 years, Lucy Jeffers (40) and their children; Lillie Jeffers(12), Hallie Jeffers (7) and Elmon Jeffers (4) and his mother-in-law, Rebecca Hays (65). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Joel E Jeffers was a farmer.
1910 Census Information:
According to the United States Census reported on May 10, 1910, Joseph Jeffers (44), owned a home in Wateree, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife of 20 years, Lucy Jeffers (50). It was reported that she was the mother of 5 children 4 of whom survive. Also in the house where their children; Halley Jeffers (19) and Elmore Jeffers (14). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Joseph Jeffers was a farmer on a general farm, Halley Jeffers and Elmore Jeffers were laborers on the home farm.
J. E. Jeffers, 58 year old resident of Blaney, died at the Baptist hospital yesterday morning, December 15, 1924 at 4 o’clock.
Funeral services will be held from the Union Baptist church this morning at 11 o’clock, and will be conducted by the Rev. R. J. Hodge. Interment will be in the churchyard.
Mr. Jeffers leaves two sons, H. T. Jeffers and Elmore Jeffers, and one daughter Mrs. J. B. Branham.