John's middle name

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Could John's middle name be Mack or maybe Mack is a nickname?  I found a death certificate for a Mack High born abt. 1862 that says he is the son of B.M High and Margaret Caldwell but I can't find him on the census with them. They have a son named John that was born abt 1862, I can't find Mack on the SSDI either. There is an Obit in "The State" in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina but I can't find it online He died 15 Mar 1933 according to the death certificate.

Does anyone have any more info on Mack?

WikiTree profile: John High
in Genealogy Help by Wilma Rich G2G Crew (580 points)

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It appears from the census data that his given name was John "Magruder" High - hence the 'Mack". 

If you look at 1870 vs 1880 - almost all the sons appear to be called by their middle rather than first names!   Parents Benjamin M High, mother Margaret Caldwell.


U S Census, 1910  Spartanburg Ward 4, Spartanburg, SC

Citing this record  see

self  Mack C High  M 48y South Carolina

wife  Estella High F 44y New York

son  Elmore High M 19y South Carolina

dau  Maude High F 16y North Carolina

dau  Minnie High F 13y North Carolina

dau  Ruth High F 7y South Carolina


South Carolina, Deaths, 1944-1955 

Citing this record see

Estelle Mrs. Benedict High

death date: 20 Apr 1953  Columbia, Richland, SC

Female age  87y est birth  1866

Married spouse   Mack C. High

father Joseph A. Benedict

mother  Emily Smith


U S Census, 1880   Beech Springs, Spartanburg, SC

Citing this record see

self  Bery M. High M 51 SC

wife  Margret M. High F 52 SC

son  Gavan P. High M 22 SC

son  J. Magruder High  M 19 SC

son  W. Palmer High M 16 SC

son  Dubose A. High M 13 SC

daughter  Hattie R. High F 9 SC

granddau  Marian L. Poole F 0 SC


U S Census, 1870  Beechspring, Spartanburg, SC

Citing this record  see

 Benj High M 40y SC

 Margret High F 42y SC

 Perry High M 13y SC

 Lee Sarah High F 11y SC

 John High  M 8y SC

 William High M 6y SC

 Andrew High M 3y SC 



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