Genealogy by the States – Week 8 – South Carolina

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This week’s blogging prompt is the State of South Carolina. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to South Carolina. If you don’t have any connections to South Carolina, find a South Carolina resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 2/24/2013 – 3/2/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

I have very little connections to this week’s state of South Carolina. The closet I get is not a blood relative. Robert Myron Dorman was married to Florence Clark Laurie. Florence was my great aunt. Robert was the son of Robert Newton Dorman and Clarissa Jane Bertrand. He married my great aunt Florence Clark Laurie on 15-May-1915. Robert died on 5-Jul-1946 in Greenville, South Carolina. That is the only vital record in my database with a South Carolina location.

Robert was born on 17-Apr-1892 in New Haven, Connecticut. Florence was born on 19-Feb-1897 in New Britain, Connecticut. Robert and Florence were married on 15-May-1915 at the Little Church Around The Corner in New York City.

In 1920, Robert and Florence were living in New Britain, Connecticut along with Florence’s sister Blanche. They had two daughters living Dorothy and Lillian. A son was born but was either stillborn or died very young. Robert was working as a tool maker in a hardware factory. There were many hardware factories in New Britain at that time,

By 1930, Robert and Florence had moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to two daughters they had a son who was nine years old. Robert was working as a chauffeur for a private family. They owned their home outright which was worth about $5,000.

Robert died on 5-Jul-1946 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Florence was hit by a car on October 13, 1959. She died in a convalescent home November 27, 1959.

A few South Carolina Genealogy Links


Children of Robert Myron Dorman and Florence Clark Laurie:

1. Dorothy Mae Dorman, b. 3-Apr-1916, m. Martin Frederick Howell 23-Apr-1938 in St. Petersburg, FL, d. 17-Sep-1993 in St. Petersburg, FL

2. Son, b. Abt. 1917, died as an infant

3. Lillian Ruth Dorman, b. 3-Sep-1918, m. Robert David Malone, Sr. 4-Jun-1939 in St. Petersburg, FL, d. 4-Jun-1994 in St. Petersburg, FL

4. Robert Charles Dorman, b. 15-Jun-1920, m. Mable (Hood) Turner, widow 19-May-1946 in St. Petersburg, FL, d. 14-Jul-1996 in St. Petersburg, FL


1. One Dorman Family of Connecticut and Allied Lines Bertrand, Laurie and Banks, 1991, Lillian R. Malone & Dorothy M. Stroble
2. Social Security Death Index, Dorothy M. Stroble, 17-Sep-1993 in St. Petersburg, FL
3. Social Security Death Index, Lillian R. Malone, 4-Jun-1994 in St. Petersburg, FL
4. Social Security Death Index, Robert C. Dorman, 14-Jul-1996 in St. Petersburg, FL
5. Find-a-grave, Florence Dorman
6. 1900 United States Census, New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T623_31077_4118710; Page: 24A; Enumeration District: 0208, Robert
7. 1910 United States Census, Plainville, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T624_131; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0235, Robert
8. 1920 United States Census, New Britain Ward 6, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: T625_185; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 177, Robert and Florence
9. 1930 United States Census, St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida; Roll: 329; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 21, Robert and Florence
10. 1900 United States Census, Middletown, Florence
11. 1910 United States Census, New Britain Ward 4, Hartford, Connecticut, ED , roll T624_134, Florence
12. WWI Draft Registration of Robert Myron Dorman
13. WWII Draft Registration of Robert Myron Dorman
14. Find-a-grave, Robert Dorman
15. Information recorded by my father William Alfred Sanders, written down in the Family Tree Maker program.

Search South Carolina Newspapers and

South Carolina Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank

3 Responses to “Genealogy by the States – Week 8 – South Carolina”

  1. Jim, thanks for the resources. I am going to order the South Carolina Marriages book.

    • Jim Sanders

      Hi Colleen,

      I’m happy you like the resources I’ve found. I have a book of CT marriages prior to 1800 and it was very useful…

      Regards, Jim

  2. Alisha

    I Am Related To The Sanders Hagoods Williams Fords Of South Carolina Mostly Around Barnwell. I Never Met Any Of Them As My Great Grandmother Moved To Massachusetts A Few Decades Before I Was Born

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