John Dupree Sessions

1884

John Dupree Sessions was born June 26, 1884 in Elgin, South Carolina, son of Thomas Crayton Sessions and Maggie Elizabeth Cook Sessions.

1900 Census Information:

According to the United States Census reported on June 13, 1900, Tom Sessions (45) owned a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife, Maggie Sessions (44). It was reported that they had been married for 24 years and the parents of 8 children all of whom were living. Also in the home was their children; Grigsby Sessions (19), Johnie Session (16), May Sessions (14), Alley Sessions (11), Ruthie Sessions (9) and Blanche Sessions (5). All family members were born in South Carolina. Tom Sessions was a farmer, Grigsby Sessions, Johnie Session, May Sessions, and Alley Sessions were farm laborers.

1910 Census Information:

According to the United States Census reported on April 18, 1910, John D Sessions (25) rented a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife of 5 years, Maggie Sessions (26). It was reported that she was the mother of 2 children, however only one was still living. Also in the home was their son, Paul O Sessions (1). All family members were born in South Carolina. John D Sessions was a farmer on a general farm.

1920 Census Information:

According to the United States Census reported on January 6, 1920, Jonh Sessions (35), rented a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife, Maggie Sessions (35), and children; Paul Sessions (11), Clyburn Sessions (6), Margarett Sessions (4 months). All family members were born in South Carolina. Jonh Sessions was a farmer on a general farm. Paul Sessions was a farm laborer on a home farm.

1920

On December 21, 1920, J. D. Sessions was listed in the newspaper article “Lost and Found.

1923

On January 27, 1923, J. D. Sessions was listed in the newspaper article “Wanted-Male Help.”

On January 28, 1923, J. D. Sessions was listed in the newspaper article “Wanted-Male Help.”

1930 Census Information:

According to the United States Census reported on April 26, 1930, John D Sessions (46), rented a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife, Maggie Sessions (46). It was reported that they were first married at the age of 21. Also in the home were their children; Clyburn Sessions (17), Margaret Sessions (11), Ela Sessions (8) and Gracie Mae Sessions (6). All family members were born in South Carolina. John D Sessions was a farmer on a general farmer and Clyburn Sessions was a laborer on the farm.

1934

On March 9, 1934, J. D. Sessions was mentioned as the living brother in the obituary of Lewis B. Sessions.

On September 5, 1934, J. D. Sessions was listed as a living son in the obituary of Mrs. Maggie Cook Sessions.

1940 Census Information:

According to the United States Census reported on May 7, 1940, John D Session (55), rented a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife, Maggie Session (56) and his children; Ela Session (18), and Grace Session (16). All family members were born in South Carolina. John D Session was a farm operator.

1943

Funeral Services for John D. Sessions, 59, of Blaney, who died Monday night, August 24, 1943, were to be held today, August 26, 1943 at 4 p.m. from the Smyrna Methodist Church, with the Rev. A. L. Willis and the Rev. Mr. Bedenbaugh officiating. Interment was to follow in the church cemetery.

He was the son of the late Thomas Sessions and Margaret Cook Session of Kershaw county. He spent his entire life in the lumber business.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maggie Maddox Sessions; two sons, Paul Sessions, Camden, Clyburn Sessions, Columbia; three daughters, Mrs. Wesley Branham, Blaney; Mrs. Louise Caldwell, Columbia, and Mrs. Edward Stone. Columbia; 22 grandchildren.

On August 26, 1943, John D. Sessions was listed in the newspaper article “Death and Funerals.”

On August 26, 1943, John D. Sessions was listed in the newspaper article “Deaths.”

On August 30, 1943, John D. Sessions was listed in the newspaper article “Deaths.”

Obituary Information:

August 26, 1943  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 16
August 26, 1943  State (published as The State) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
Page 7

Tombstone Information:

Located in Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Myra

Standard Certificate of Death

“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6F9C-8P?cc=1417492&wc=M6Y6-629%3A31062901 : 18 April 2016), 004181129 > image 240 of 1580; Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.

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