Monday, August 21, 2017

Greenville Co. SC Genealogies and Histories #southcarolinapioneersnet

Greenville County Probate Records

Greenville, SCGreenville, SCGreenville County originally belonged to the Cherokee Indians, until 1777 when they ceded their lands to the state and English and Scotch-Irish settlers began settling. Greenville District was created in 1786, but from 1791 to 1800 it was part of the larger Washington District. The county seat was originally named Pleasantburg, but in 1831 the name was changed to Greenville. Early settlers: Arnold Russell, William Henry Lyttleton, Frederick Winter, Jesse Saxon, John Robinson, Evan Thomas, George Salmon, Wiat Anderson, John Holland, General Nathaniel Greene (1742-1786) and others.

Greenville County Probate Records available to members of South Carolina Pioneers

Images of Greenville County Wills 1787 to 1818
  • Arnold, Benjamin, LWT
  • Ayres, John
  • Barrett, Reubin (1812)
  • Benson, Elizabeth
  • Benson, Prue, LWT
  • Bots, Moon, LWT
  • Bradley, Abraham, LWT
  • Chastain, Abraham, estate (1845)
  • Chandler, Joel, LWT
  • Collins, John, LWT
  • Cooley, Jacob
  • Cox, John, LWT
  • Crain, Judith, LWT
  • Crayton, Thomas, LWT
  • Darrach, Hugh, LWT
  • Dill, John, LWT (1807)
  • Dill, Stephen, LWT (1839)
  • Duncan, Sally, LWT
  • Dunn, Benjamin
  • Dyer, Samuel, LWT
  • Edwards, John, LWT
  • Edwards, Sally
  • Fisher, Nicholas, LWT
  • Ford, Mary, LWT
  • Ford, John, LWT
  • Forest, Jeremiah, LWT
  • Forrester, James, LWT
  • Foster, John, LWT
  • Gaston, William
  • Goodlett, David, LWT
  • Goodlett, Hiram, LWT
  • Goodlett, Robert
  • Grace, Joel
  • Hackson, William
  • Hanes, Henry
  • Harrison, John, LWT
  • Hawkins, Eaton
  • Hawkins, Joshua, LWT
  • Hethcoth, Isaac
  • Howard, Edward, LWT
  • Howard, John, LWT
  • Hunt, William, LWT
  • Jackson, Elizabeth
  • Janes, Joseph, LWT
  • Jenkins, Micajah, LWT
  • Johnson, Hannah
  • Kelly, Samuel
  • Kemp, Richard, LWT
  • Kilgore, James
  • King, Edward
  • Kirby, Francis, LWT
  • Landrith, John
  • Langley, Carter, LWT
  • Langston, John, LWT
  • Lester, Archibald, LWT
  • Loveless, Isaac, LWT
  • Machen, Henry, LWT
  • Martin, George
  • Mathers, William, LWT
  • McClanahan, William, LWT (1802) transcript
  • McCleland, James
  • McCrary, James, LWT
  • McDaniel, John
  • McVicar, Adam, LWT
  • Moon, John, LWT (1839), transcript
  • Moon, William, LWT (1835), transcript
  • Morgan, Isaac, LWT
  • Nelson, Robert
  • Owens, William, LWT
  • Payne, Isaiah, LWT
  • Payne, Thomas, LWT
  • Peden, John, LWT
  • Peden, John Sr., LWT
  • Peden, William, LWT
  • Pickett, Micajah, LWT
  • Pike, Lewis, LWT, transcript, 1819
  • Praytor, Middleton
  • Reece, Travace
  • Roberts, Hardy, LWT
  • Roe, James, LWT
  • Rogers, John, LWT
  • Sammons, John
  • Seaborn, George
  • Ship, William
  • Simmons, John
  • Sims, Drury, LWT
  • Smith, Alexander, LWT
  • Smith, Abner, LWT
  • Smith, Reubin, LWT
  • Sparks, Jesse, LWT
  • Stone, Mary LWT
  • Stone, Jonathan
  • Tarrant, Benjamin, LWT (1808)
  • Tarrant, John, LWT
  • Taylor, John, LWT
  • Thomas, William
  • Thompson, John, LWT
  • Thompson, Josiah
  • Thackston, William, LWT
  • Thrasher, Thomas, LWT
  • Turner, William
  • Vinson, Ezekiel
  • Waddill, Charles
  • Waddill, Edmund, LWT, image (1850)
  • Walker, Sylvanus
  • Welch, William, LWT
  • Wells, Samuel, LWT
  • Wickliff, Isaac, LWT
  • Wolfe, George
  • Wynne, Matthew, LWT
  • Yeargin, Andrew
  • Yeargin, Orgin
  • Young, John, LWT
  • Young, William, LWT
Digital Images of Inventories and Appraisements 1825 to 1829
  • Avery, Charles
  • Benson, Robert
  • Bradford, Philemon
  • Brooks, George
  • Brown, William
  • Clark, William
  • Cole, Ira
  • Cook, Nancy
  • Cooley, Jacob
  • Cowan, Francis
  • Crayton, Samuel
  • Croft, Frederick
  • Farr, James
  • Foster, Robert
  • Goldsmith, John
  • Hall, Merry
  • Loveless, Isaac
  • McClemons, Hugh
  • McCreary, Andrew
  • McJunkin, Daniel
  • Montgomery, Alexander
  • Moon, Samuel
  • Morgan, Jesse
  • Moseley, James
  • Nabors, Samuel
  • Nelson, Elisha
  • Pegalot, William
  • Ponder, James
  • Pool, Irvin P.
  • Rae, James
  • Rea, William
  • Rector, Lewis
  • Sloan, Alexander
  • Smith, Jeremiah
  • Sowel, Deadamia
  • Stoke, Levi
  • Stokes, Thomas
  • Stone, Mary
  • Sullivan, Charles
  • Taylor, John
  • Terry, Burksdale
  • Thurston, David
  • Towns, Samuel
  • Waddill, Charles
  • Welch, William
  • Westfield, John Jr.
  • Westmoreland, John
  • Young, William

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Horry Co. SC Genealogies and Histories #southcarolinapioneersnet

Horry County Wills and Estates

Horry County Court HouseHorry CountyPictured is the Horry Court Court House and an old home in the County. Horry County was incorporated in 1801 and was taken from the Pee Dee region of the State. It was named after Peter Horry, who was born in South Carolina ca 1743, Revolutionary War Hero who was elected captain, later elected to the Provincial Congress of South Carolina to serve the 1st and 2nd Regiments. In 1790, he was assigned to the South Carolina Militia under Brigadier General Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion. The county itself was completely surrounded by water, which forced the inhabitants to survive virtually without any assistance from the "outside world". This caused the county residents to become an extremely independent populace, and they named their county "The Independent Republic of Horry&uot;.

Probate Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers
  • Horry County Administrator's Bond 1803-1818
  • Index to Horry County Wills
  • Index to Horry County Will Book A (1799-1818)
  • Index to Horry County Will Book B (1819-1821)
  • Index to Horry County Will Book C (1841-1857)
Horry County Wills (transcripts), 1799-1818
Testators: Robert Anderson, Joseph Atwater, William Bryan, Michael Clardy, Robert Daniels, Samuel Dawsey, James Elks, John Foley, Samuel Foxworth, B. W. Gause, John Grainger Sr., Samuel Grainger, Thomas Grainger, John Hardy, Robert Jordan, William Jordan Sr., Thomas King, Daniel Kirkland, Daniel Lewis, Rachel Lewis, William Lewis, William Henry Lewis, Thomas Livingston, Robert Lowremore, David McKelduff, Daniel McQueen, Peter Nicholson, William Norton, William Parker, Arthur Pinner, William Pips, Joel Pitman, Thomas Ready, John Rogers, Richard Singleton, William Snow, Josias Tillman, Charles Vereen, William Vereen, William Waller. 

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Horry Co. SC Genealogies and Histories #southcarolinapioneersnet

Horry County Wills and Estates

Horry County Court HouseHorry CountyPictured is the Horry Court Court House and an old home in the County. Horry County was incorporated in 1801 and was taken from the Pee Dee region of the State. It was named after Peter Horry, who was born in South Carolina ca 1743, Revolutionary War Hero who was elected captain, later elected to the Provincial Congress of South Carolina to serve the 1st and 2nd Regiments. In 1790, he was assigned to the South Carolina Militia under Brigadier General Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion. The county itself was completely surrounded by water, which forced the inhabitants to survive virtually without any assistance from the "outside world". This caused the county residents to become an extremely independent populace, and they named their county "The Independent Republic of Horry&uot;.

Probate Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers
  • Horry County Administrator's Bond 1803-1818
  • Index to Horry County Wills
  • Index to Horry County Will Book A (1799-1818)
  • Index to Horry County Will Book B (1819-1821)
  • Index to Horry County Will Book C (1841-1857)
Horry County Wills (transcripts), 1799-1818
Testators: Robert Anderson, Joseph Atwater, William Bryan, Michael Clardy, Robert Daniels, Samuel Dawsey, James Elks, John Foley, Samuel Foxworth, B. W. Gause, John Grainger Sr., Samuel Grainger, Thomas Grainger, John Hardy, Robert Jordan, William Jordan Sr., Thomas King, Daniel Kirkland, Daniel Lewis, Rachel Lewis, William Lewis, William Henry Lewis, Thomas Livingston, Robert Lowremore, David McKelduff, Daniel McQueen, Peter Nicholson, William Norton, William Parker, Arthur Pinner, William Pips, Joel Pitman, Thomas Ready, John Rogers, Richard Singleton, William Snow, Josias Tillman, Charles Vereen, William Vereen, William Waller. 

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Kershaw Co. SC Genealogies and Histories #southcarolinapioneersnet

Kershaw County Probate Records

Wateree RiverCamdenKershaw County was originally part of Camden District, and was formed in 1791 from Claremont, Lancaster, Fairfield and Richland Counties. It was named for Joseph Kershaw (1727-1791). The county seat is Camden. Camden was first settled in about 1732 by the English who'd settled first in Charleston. Camden was occupied by the Revolutionary War from June of 1780 to May of 1781. Battle of Camden, South Carolina during the Revolutionary War.

South Carolina Wills and Estate Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Map of Plantations in Lower Kershaw County
Index to Kershaw County Will Book A (1770-1826)
Index to Kershaw County Will Book N1 (1776-1833)
Index to Kershaw County Unrecorded Wills (1789-1816)
Index to Kershaw County Will Book A1 (1781-1820)
Index to Kershaw County Will Book C
Index to Kershaw County Will Book D (1803)

Transcripts of Kershaw County Will Book AI (1781 to 1820)
Testators: James Archer, Ebenezer Bagwell, Humphrey Barnett, Samuel Boykin, William Clemmons, William Collins, Thomas Dixon, Charles Ghent, Joseph Kershaw, Daniel Kirkland, Derret Long, William Norris, Lemuel Perry, Sterling Pettaway, James Pickett, John Platt, John Williams, Drury Wyche and William Wyly.
Transcripts of Kershaw County Will Book D (1803): only 4 wills
Testators: Catharine Rhodes, Ann Roach, Anthony Seals and Dillard Spradley.
Transcripts of Kershaw County Unrecorded Deeds (1789-1816)
Testators: William Beckham, Nicholas Bishop, Elizabeth Bracey, George Brown, Jonathan Bunckley, N. Center, Lewis Collins, James Crawford, Henry Croft, Edward Davis, Richard Davis, Isaac Dubose, Mary Egleton, Barwell Evans, William Forgueson, Alexander Goodall, Benjamin Haile and William Luyten.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Revenge of Bloody Bill Cunningham #southcarolinapioneers #genealogy

The Revenge of "Bloody Bill" Cunningham at Duncans Creek
By Jeannette Holland AustinJeannette Holland Austin(Profile)

After Lord Cornwallis surrendered in Virginia, Major William "Bloody Bill" Cunningham and a large force of Loyalist militia attacked a group of patriot militia that were resting in the home of their commander, Colonel Joseph Hayes. The Tories torched the home and the Patriots surrendered. However, "Bloody Bill" continued on, personally killing every prisoner in cold blood. Joseph Hayes owned a tavern adjacent to Edgehill Station, which was a stop along the local stage 

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London Merchants were Enriched by the Carolina Plantations #southcarolinapioneersnet #genealogy

London Merchants Enriched by Carolina Plantations

Carolina Rice PlantationsAfter King George took possession of South Carolina, the credit of the province in England increased. The merchants of London, Bristol, and Liverpool turned their eyes to Carolina, as a new and promising channel of trade, and established houses in Charlestown for conducting their business with the greater ease and success. They poured in slaves from Africa for cultivating their lands, and manufactures of Britain for supplying the plantations. It was through this process that the planters obtained credit and goods at a much cheaper rate than they could be obtained from any other nation. This caused the planters to turn their whole attention to cultivation, and cleared the lands with greater facility and success. The lands arose in value, and men of foresight and judgment began to invest in the richest soils. Within a shorr period, produce from the province doubled as more than thirty-nine thousand barrels of rice were exported, as well as deer-skins, furs, naval stores. During this period exports kept pace with imports and good credit was secured in England. The rate of exchange had now arisen to seven hundred per cent. That is to say, that seven hundred Carolina money was given for a bill of an hundred pounds sterling on England, which rate continined with little variation for upwards of forty years. Before this time, the face of Carolina appeared like a desert, with very little cleared acreage. 

Source: An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 2 by Alexander Hewatt.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How the Scots Settled in Duncan Creek, Laurens Co. SC #southcarolinapioneersnet #genealogy

The Scotch Settlement of Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church

Duncan Creek ChurchAbout 1758 John Duncan of Aberdeen, Scotland, going first to Pennsylvania, then removing to the fork of the Saluda and Broad Rivers, settled in South Carolina on the Enoree River. His nearest neighbor at the time was Jacob Pennington who lived below him on the Enoree River. About 1764 several families viz: Joseph Adair, Thomas Erving, William Hannah, Andrew McCrory and his brothers, built a house of worship and became elders of the church. These first settlers were known to be primitive, as they wore hunting shirts, leggins and moccasins. The hair was clubbed and tied up in a little deerskin or silk bag. Trade was carried on in skins and furs because deer and beaver skins were a lawful tender in payment of debts. A marble tablet was placed by the DAR on the front inside wall of the Duncan Creek Presbyterian Church of those who served during the Revolutionary War, namely: Joseph Adair, Sr., Joseph Adair Jr, James Adair Sr. Leonard Beasley, J. Bell, John Copeland, John Craig, James Craig, Robert Hanna, Thomas Holland, Robert Long Thomas Logan, Thomas McCrary Joseph Ramage, William Underwood and George Young Sr.   Laurens Co. SC Wills, Estates, Genealogy

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Williamsburg County South Carolina Wills and Estates

Williamsburg Court HouseWilliamsburgIn 1730 Governor Robert Johnson was ordered by King George to develop the back country of the Carolina Province. The townships were to consist of 20,000 acres. The township was named after William of Orange. The first settlement was in 1732 when a colony of forty Scots-Irish led by Roger Gordon came up the river by boat and settled the region. Early Settlers: John Witherspoon, Patrick Cormack, William James Cooper, George Burrows and Samuel Bradshaw.

Williamsburg, South Carolina Wills Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Transcripts of Williamsburg County Will Book A (1802-1820)

Testators: Barr, James, Sr. | Barrineau, Isaac | Benton, Moses | Benton, Robert | Bostwick, Jonathan | Bradley, James | Bradley, Mary | Bradshaw, Samuel | Buford, William | Buford, William | Burdick, Eliphalet | Burgess, James | Burgess, John | Burrows, George | Calhoon, Jesse | Campbell, Rebecca | Campbell, William | Clark, Alexander | Coachman, Joseph | Coleman, Jacob | Connor, John | Cooper, William | Durant, Benjamin | Dickey, Catherine | Eaddy, James | Ervin, J. | Ervin, Joseph | Ewit, Eliphaleth | Fleming, John | Gamble, Robert | Gibson, Ebenezer | Gibson, John | Glass, Alexander | Gotea, John | Gowdy, James | Graham, Hugh | Graham, John, Dr. | Hamilton, Margaret | Hawthorn, George | Heaselden, Samuel | Hickson, John | Howard, Edward | James, Gavin | James, Jane | Jaudon, Paul | Jones, Samuel | Keels, John | Kelty, John | Leger, John | Lowry, John | Matthews, Isaac | McBride, James | McClam, Solomon | McCollister, John | McConnell, George | McConnell, James | McCormick, Patrick | McCrea, Thomas | McDonald, William | McElroy, William | McIlveen, William | McKee, Elizabeth | McKee, Joseph | McMurray, John | Michau, Paul Sr. | Moore, William | Mouzon, Susanna | Mouzon, Suzannah | Nesmith, Samuel | Owens, Lucy | Owens, Stephen | Paisley, Hannah | Patterson, Jannet | Presley, John | Price, Henry | Rhoddus, Solomon | Rogers, Thomas | Scott, Jennett | Scott, John | Smith, Abner | Snowdon, Samuel | Stretch, Mary | Strong, Samuel | Turner, Benjamin | Walsh, Francis | Watson, Andrew | Watson, Sarah | Wilson, Samuel | Wilson, Samuel Sr. | Witherspoon, Elizabeth | Witherspoon, Gavin | Witherspoon, Robert | Zuill, James

Transcript of Williamsburg County Will Book B (1827-1840)

Testators: Barr, George | Barr, Jane Sr. | Barrett, Agness | Bennett, Henry | Bennett, Robert | Bird, Joel | Britton, Benjamin | Britton, Thomas | Brockinton, William | Brown, Mary | Cade, Robert | Cantey, Joseph | Cockfield, Joseph | Cockfield, Josiah | Daniel, James | Dickey, Catherine | Epps, Daniel | Folly, James | Fulmore, John | Frierson, Robert | Frierson, William | Gamble, James Sr. | Gordon, Benjamin | Graham, Charles | Graham, Elizabeth | Graham, John | Graham, Sarah | Johnson, Jacob | Keels, George | Keels,Isaac | Knox, Samuel | Lesesne, Charles | Lifrages, William Sr. | Lister, Robert | Lowrey, Robert | McCants, Ann | McClary, David | McClary, John | McConnell, George | McConnell, Thomas | McConnell, William | McCotry, Mary | McCrea, Thomas | McCutchen, Thomas | McGill, Elizabeth | McKinsey, Daniel | Montgomery, John | Murphy, Archibald | Murphy, Jane | Nessmith, Robert | Owens, Sealy | Paisley, Hugh | Pressley, James | Presley, William | Singletary, John | Singleton, Sarah | Singleton, Thomas Sr. | Speights, Evander | Steele, Thomas | Steele, Thomas | Strong, Ann | Ward, James | Wilson, Elizabeth McGill | Wilson, Mary | Wooddy, John

Transcripts of Williamsburg County Will Book C (1820-1841)

Testators: Belin, John | Blake, James | Brockinton, Martha | Campbell, James | Eddy, Samuel | Ferdon, Joanna | Gibson, James | Graham, William | James, Elizabeth | James, Gavin | James, John | Johnson, William Sr. | McConnell, Rachel | McCutchens, George Sr. | McDaniel, James | Montgomery, John | Nessmith, Lemuel | Parsons, Martin | Perritt, Ann | Spring, Robert | Staggers, Martin | Sutton, Robert | Watson, John | Wilson, Elizabeth

Transcripts of Williamsburg County Will Book D (1842-1854)

Testators: Barr, Jannet | Barrineau, Margaret | Bennett, Samuel | Braveboy, Morris | Brockinton, John | Brown, Abner | Brown, William | Brown, William Sr. | Buford, William | Campbell, Archable | Carter, William | Chandler, Hannah | Cockfield, W. W. | Connell, R. E. | Douglass, Elizabeth | Eaddy, Edward | Ellis, Mary | Epps, Martha | Feagin, Richardson | Ferdon, William | Gamble, James | Gamble, William | Gibson, George | Graham, James | Graham, Susannah | Green, George | Hanna, Hugh | Hanna, William | Hicks, Jesse Sr. | Jolly, Susanna | Lesesne, Francis | Lowry, Sarah | Matthews, John | McAlister, John | McCrea, Esther | McClam, Bryant | McCutchen, Hugh | McCutchen, Mary Baxter | McElveen, Joseph | McFadden, James | McGill, Mary Ann | McGill, Mary Ann (2) | Montgomery, James | Montgomery, Samuel | Morris, Robert | Morris, Robert (2) | Mouzon, Samuel | Oliver, Peter | Paisley, Jennet | Pendergrass, Sarah | Perdrian, Ann | Perdrian, John | Pressley, Mary | Rogers, John | Salters, Sarah | Singletary, Samuel | Stone, Leonard | Strong, Robert | Wilson, David | Young, Martha

Indexes
  • Index to Williamsburg County Will Book A (1802-1820)
  • Index to Williamsburg County Will Book B (1827-1840)
  • Index to Williamsburg County Will Book C (1820-1841)
  • Index to Williamsburg County Will Book D (1842-1854)

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