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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Charleston, SC - Images of old Wills; Genealogy

Charleston County


Charleston SCCharleston SCCharleston SCCharleston and Charleston County represent the earliest productive economy in South Carolina. English settlers arrived in the colony as early as 1670 and established a town at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River. Then Charles Town, named in honor of King Charles II of England, was built a few miles away between the Ashley and Cooper rivers. Charles Town (renamed Charleston in 1783) was the political, social, and economic center of the South throughout the colonial period, becoming the antebellum capitol of the state capital until 1790. Charleston District was formed in 1769, but portions were later split off to form Colleton (1800) and Berkeley (1882) counties. Charleston County of today includes the old parishes of St. Philip, St. Michael, Christ Church, St. Andrew, St. John Colleton, and part of St. James Santee. It was the English and French Huguenot settlers and their African slaves who established the prosperous rice and cotton plantations of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In fact, some of the first Georgia colonials ran away to Charleston so that they could establish agricultural plantations using slave labor. In essence, Charleston represented civilization to the colonials. In June of 1776, Charleston found itself embroiled in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War and handily defeated the attacking British fleet. A palmetto log fort (later named Fort Moultrie) on the island of Sullivan Island cannonaded British causing them to retreat. During the War Between the States when federals were fired on at Fort Sumter by Confederate forces in April 1861, this act signalled the start of the war. 

Early settlers: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, General Andrew Pickens, Colonel Robert Anderson, Captain Robert Maxwell, John Bowen, Major John Ford, John Hallum, William Johnson, John Lewis Gervais, Ralph Atmar, George Bampfield, Lewis Newhouse, John James Himely, Edward Trescott, James Bentham, Moses Tomlin, William Moultrie, George Ringland, Jacob Drayton and others. 

Charleston County Wills, Estates, Records Available for Members of South Carolina Pioneers
  • Edisto Island, Assessments of St. Paul's Parish, 1732
  • Charleston Residents who applied for Florida Land Grants in 1767 (a record filed in the Scottish Land Office)
  • Charleston Index to Wills 1761-1762.
  • Charleston Index to Wills 1740-1747.
  • Charleston Index to Wills 1747-1752.
  • Charleston Index to Wills 1757-1760.
  • Charleston Index to Wills 1760-1771.
  • Charleston Index to Wills 1834-1845
Digital Images of Wills 1800 to 1803
Abraham, Emanuel; Allen, Samuel; Anderson, Archibald; Ashby, Magdalene; Atwell, Ichabod; Axson, William; Bagus, George; Barksdale, Thomas; Bennett, William; Benvist, Samuel; Blackman, Sarah; Blake, Charlotte; Blake, John; Blondel, Peter; Bonneau, Benjamin; Bonneau, Francis; Branford, Elizabeth; Brown, Edward; Bull, John; Burdett, Robert; Burke, A. E.; Bush, Isaac; Byart, Catherine; Calwell, Henry; Capers, Gabriel; Carfield, Richard; Casey, John; Castinel, Mark Anthony; Cerra, John; Castell, Sarah; Chanler, Isaac; Chapman, Sarah; Chartier, John James; Clark, John; Clitherall, James; Cohen, Jacob; Cook, Elizabeth; Crawford, William; Dearington, Thomas, Hannibal, slave of; Deas, Elizabeth; Debesse, William; Desrivaux, Boutinot; Dubert, Godfrey; Eden, Joshua; Elmore, Jesse; Erving, Adam; Ethridge, Sarah; Fabre, John; Ferrans, John Gordon; Fickling, Jeremiah; Filbin, Charles; Flagg, Henry Collins; Fogartie, Francis; Foster, John Robert; Freare, Sarah; Frink, Paul; Gaillard, John; Guerin, Esther; Guist, William; Haggat, Panny; Harvey, Dorcas; Heffing, Henry; Hill, Elizabeth; Hope, John; Hopton, Sarah; Huger, Binkey; Huger, Francis; Humphrey, Benjamin; Ivy, Abraham; Izard, Charlotte; Jenkins, Daniel; Johnstone, William; Jones, Francis; Kennedy, Andrew; Kennedy, John; Killin, James; Lane, Margaret; Laurens, Henry (petition); Laurens, Peter Lebby, Nathaniel; Legare, Francis; Legare, John; Legare, Isaac; Legare, Thomas Sr.; Liber, Elizabeth; Livingston, Eleanor; Lovett, Samuel; Lowndes, Edward; Lowndes, Rawlins; Lyon, John; Maret, Lewis; Marquis, Elizabeth; Mason, William; Matherves, Peter Basnett; Maybank, Peter; Maxyck, Benjamin; Maxyck, Richard; McCall, John; McCorkell, Thomas; McIver, John; Miller, William; Mills, William; Mintzing, Anna Maria; Mitchell, William Osborne; Moore, John; Morgan, William; Muirhead, James; Newman, Reuben; Parker, John; Parmenter, Joseph; Patiot, Phillipe; Paterson, George; Perry, Edward; Phipps, John; Pickling, George Sr.; Pierredon, Collins; Pilsbury, William; Player, Thomas; Porcher, Philip; Postell, Susannah; Power, Nicholas; Red, James; Remington, John; Rivers, Elizabeth; Rivers, Joshua; Roberts, John; Robinson, John; Robinson, Septimus; Rose, Alexander; Ross, Jane; Row, George; Rowan, Mary; Rumpy, Christopher; Selby, George; Shelter, Charles; Shutterling, Maria; Silberg, Nicholas; Sinclair, Daniel; Singleton, Thomas; Sinkler, Thomas; Smilie, William; Smith, Robert; Solomon, Hyam; Solon, Margaret; Spidel, Everhart; Stevens, Jane; Swain, Luke; Swinton, Margaret; Taylor, Charles; Taylor, George; Thorney, William; Tilley, John; Timothy, Robert Smith; Trevant, Theodore; Unselt, Henry; Valkinburgh, Martin Pan; Vivier, Pierre Bournon; Wall, Mary; Ware, Gray; Ware, Joshua; Waring, Sarah; Wigfall, Joseph; Williams, Sarah; Wilson, Sarah; Wolf, John Frederick; Woodbridge, Robert; Woodman, Edward; Wragg, Dick
Digital Images of Wills 1818 to 1819 
Testators: Arthur, George ; Averell, Henry ; Baas, John; Baron, Alexander; Brown, Elizabeth; Campbell, Elizabeth; Campbell, James; Cattle, Barsheba; Caught, Mary; Coburn, John; Cochran, Susanne; Collins, Susannah; Cooper, Charles; Cooper, Robert; Costa, Fred P. ; Daughtry, Charles ; Dickson, Thomas; Doyle, Thomas; Doyles, Patrick ; Dresler, Hans Joachim; Dutart, John; Faber, John Christopher; Ferrall, William ; Fraser, Judith ; Freeman, Elizabeth ; Freeman, Richard ; Fuller, Jannet ; Gadsden, James William; Geddes, Henry; Gibson, John; Grimki, John F.; Gumont, Peter ; Hay, Susan S.; Horlbeck, Catherine; Hoyt, Thomas; Huger, Martha ; Izard, Esther ; Lafar, Joseph D.; Lang, Robert ; Lechais, Josephine ; Lutze, Bernard ; Lyon, Mordecai ; Mathews, Thomas ; Mikell, John ; Mitchell, Ann ; Mitchell, James D. ; Mitchell, Sarah; Moore, Ann ; Morgan, Edward Bullard ; Murray, Joseph James ; Nesbitt, Abigail ; Parker, Martha; Parker, Sarah; Power, Edward ; Price, William Jr.; Ravenal, Stephen ; Reid, John; Reynolds, William; Rodriguez, Mary; Rousell, Elizabeth; Rutledge, John ; Schwartz, John ; Serjeant, M. L.; Sherman, George W.; Sheviely, George ; Simons, Keaton Lewis ; Smith, Anne D. ; Smith, Barbary; Smith, Morton Wilkes; Smyth, Helen ; Stewart, Rebecca Bud ; Sweeny, Patrick ; Taylor, Paul ; Thomas, Mary Magdalena Inglis ; Todd, Patrick Savage; Trescot, Edward ; Vincent, Thomas ; Waring, Mary; Wells, Moses; Wilkes, John; Wilkinson, Susanna; Witten, Peter Robert ; Wood, William E.
Digital Images of Wills 1820 
Testators: Airs, George ; Ashe, Elizabeth; Bennett, Henry; Bird, Sarah; Black, William; Bonneau, Elizabeth; Brooke, Sarah; Bryan, James; Buchanan, Peter; Calder, Henry; Champneys, John; Chart, William; Clark, George; Clark, James; Cockfield, Mary; Coleman, Patrick; Cordear, Peter Augustus Florimon; Crafts, William; Crammer, Margaret ; Crocker, Francis Shaw; Croft, Peter; Dennison, James; De Norray, John Charles Francis; Dowling, Edward; Drayton, Charles; Edwards, John; Faber, John C. Jr. ; Flinn, Andrew ; Frink, Thomas Blodget ; Gensell, John; Hallum, Mary; Heyward, John; Hichborn, Elizabeth; Hill, Henry Duncan; Hollinshead, Sarah; Holmes, Elizabeth; Holmes, James; Horry, Thomas; Huston, James; Jarmas, John; Jenings, Mary Margaret ; Jenkins, Eliza ; Karwon, Thomas; Ladson, Judah; Lamb, Thomas; Manigault, Charlotte; Marshall, John; Mathews, Sarah ; McClure, Cochran; McGill, Samuel ; Miller, Eliza; D'Oyley, Daniel ; Palmer, Mary Ann; Patterson, John ; Peak, Oliver D.; Perry, Susanna ; Poppenheim, Lewis; Pressley, William ; Pring, James ; Ralston, Robert; Ramadge, Francis; Ravenal, Paulde St. Julien ; Rivers, Sarah; Robertson, Francis; Rodgers, Charles ; Russell, Mary; Russell, Nathaniel ; Scott, William ; Simons, Catherine; Stobo, Morton ; Tanner, Edward ; Tone, Peter ; Webber, William ; Wigfall, Constantia ; Williman, Jaoob; Wilson, Hugh ; Woodscruffe, Elizabeth; Wythe, Peter and Yates, Samuel
Digital Images of Charleston County Wills 1821 to 1823 
Testators: Abraham, Mary; Allen, Stephen; Baker, Susannah; Ball, Martha; Barnstein, John Henry ; Bellamy, Esther; Beur, Richard ; Bixby, Joseph; Bollough, James; Boyd, William Robert ; Brailsford, Mary; Brisbane, William; Broughton, Philip Poucher ; Bull, William Stephen; Burger, Charles; Cambridge, Elizabeth; Campbell, Hugh George; Cantley, Roger G. ; Cape, Mary; Carroll, James Parsons ; Chapelin, William ; Chisolm, Robert ; Cleaper, Charles; Conova, Eliza ; Cooke, William ; Cornwall, Sarah ; Cousuiaus, Benjamin ; Creighton, Perth; Cunnington, Elizabeth Sophia ; Danjou, Louis ; Dautherean, Romain Marie ; Deas, Henry; de Tottenase, Charles; Doyle, Grace ; Drayton, John; Durr, John; Duvall, Catharine; Earnest, Barnet; Edwards, Rebekah ; Egleston, John ; Elliott, Amerinthea; Ellis, Benjamin ; Foster, Sarah; Figuers, Peter B.; Firsch, Carl Wilhelm ; Florin, Henry ; Frisch, Elizabeth ; Fullerton, Elizabeth; Gadsden, Thomas ; Gardner, John ; Gist, States ; Glover, Wilson; Gourdine, Samuel; Greenhill, Hume ; Greenwood, William; Gregorie, James ; Haggin, Hester ; Haig, Robert ; Happoldt, John George; Harris, Tucker ; Hasell, Andrew; Hazyek, Elizabeth Charlotte ; Henley, John ; Heyward, Samuel ; Holmes, John; Huger, Charles ; Huggins, Jacob Bonhart ; Humbert, Elizabeth ; Hunt, Joseph; Hurman, Henry; Hutchinson, Esther; Hutchinson, Mary ; Huxford, Harlock ; Jacks, James ; Jauden, Elijah Jenkins, Susanna Johnson, John Kenigmacher, Adam Kennedy, Peter Kugley, John Lamb, David Laurens, Mary Laws, Robert Sr. Lee, Mary Leger, Elizabeth Mary; Levy, Sarah; Lockwood, S. ; Lord, M. ; MacBeth, James ; Mair, James; Mazyck, Benjamin ; McCall, John Ward ; McDowell, John ; McIntosh, Esther; McLeod, Donald ; Miller, James; Moce, William ; Moncrieffe, John ; Moods, Peter ; Morrison, John; Moses, Lyon; O'Reilly, James; Palmer, Thomas; Parker, Thomas; Peak, Elizabeth; Peak, John; Pepper, Ann; Pepoon, Benjamin ; Percy, William; Peyre, Floride; Pillet, John; Pinckney, Thomas Susanna ; Postell, William; Radcliffe, Lucretia Constance ; Ravenal, Paul ; Ravenal, Rene ; Raymond, William H. ; Reeves, Aeneas; Reynolds, Mary E. ; Ross, Hugh ; Rutledge, William; Ryckbosch, Francis ; Sampayiac, Theodore ; Se Chevalier, Oliver ; Sinia, Francis; Smith, Laben ; Smith, Mary Ann ; Smith, Peter ; Smith, Thomas; Smith, William Sr. ; Spinar, Josse ; Swinton, Susannah ; Tebout, Judith; Tellooce, William; de Tottenase, Charles; Thomas, John; Thorne, John; Tucker, Mary ; Villiponticeaux, William D.; Vinkler, Margaret ; Vinning, Samuel ; Ward, Mary Grimki ; Warley, William ; Wells, Elizabeth; Willet, Jacques Rou ; Williams, Abimeleck; Wilson, Robert; Windsor, Thomas, Capt. ; Yates, Joseph ; Young, William Price
Digital Images of Wills 1834 to 1839, Part I
Testators: Ball, Elias; Barton, Mary Ann; Black, John; Brinkman, Adolph; Broughton, Ann; Broughton, Elizabeth Demaris; Buerhaus, Herman Frederick; Bull, Elizabeth; Calder, Billy; Coburn, Jane M.; Cruikshank, William; Cusack, Peter ; Daingerfield, William; Eggart, Juliet; Fair, William ; Ferris, Sarah; Fickling, Isaac; Florim, Elinore Marie, widow; Ford, Jacob; Gibbs, William; Gibson, James; Gordon, John; Grimke, Thomas; Harvey, Arnold; Hohn, Charles;Horden, Elizabeth; Huger, Ann; Hutchinson, Elizabeth Love; James, Mildred; Jones, Margaret ; Jones, Mary; Johnson, William; Joyner, Rebekah; Lafforge, Marie; Levy, Lyon: Lockleer, Stephen ; McPherson, James Elliott; McPherson, Susan; Miller, Mary; Moer, Thomas; Oats, Mary; Parker, Wellington; Porte, John; Price, Ann; Pricher, Conrad; Primerose, Catherine; Ravina, Joseph; Rivers, Samuel; Smith, Agnes ; Snowden, Ann ; Tardiff, William ; Taylor, William ; Vale, Elizabeth; Venning, Nicholas ;Warley, Elias ; Whilden, Elias; Wyatt, John
Digital Images of Wills 1834 to 1839, Part II 
Testators: Allen, Alexander ;Anthony, Mary; Arnold, Amos; Bailey, Charles; Baker, Richard; Bean, James; Black, Thomas; Boudo, Heloise; Boon, Charlotte; Brady, John;Broughton, Daniel; Burrell, William; Cahusas, Ann ; Chisolm, George; Christie, Joanna; Clark, Ann; Collins, Margaret ; Course, Isaac; Cruikshanks, Daniel; Curry, James; Cuthbert, James; Damascke, Martin; Dart, Elizabeth Martin; Dempsey, Myles; Desgraves, Peter Thomas; Dickson, Mary; Duval, Peter; Eden, Edward; Evans, Susan; Elyman, Christian; Eude, Louis; Fash, Leonard; Faulling, Thomas; Ferguson, Ann; Freeman, Richard; Gefkin, Christiana ; Gill, William; Goodrich, Ann ; Guardeau, John ; Guillard, Augustus Theodore; Gyles, Mary; Gyles, Rosina; Hamilton, John; Hanscome, Joseph; Harleston, Anna; Henry, George; Hewett, Thomas; Hickman, Joshua; Hines, Joseph; Holmes, Elizabeth; Howe, Mary; Huger, Charlotte; Hunter, Margaret; Jacobs, Hyman; Jacoby, George; Johnston, Alexander ; June, Cornel; Kennedy, William; Kirkland, Marianne; Knox, Walter; Kochler, Jacob; Lamb, Isaac; Lagare, Mary; Lawson, Charles; Lining, Polly; Lockwood, Joshua ; MacKennie, Elizabeth; McCalla, Sarah; McDonald, Sarah; McLean, James; Mellard, Elisha; Mitchell, Margaret; Morley, Susan; Murrell, Martha; Nicholson, James; Nowell, Margaret; Porcher, Julia; Poulton, Rachael; Purcell, Ann; Quinlan, Mary; Ravenol, Daniel James; Rembert, Isaac; Revell, Hannah; Rivers, William; Roberts, Elizabeth; Roche, Edward; Rolando, Isabella; Rouse, Lewis; Ruddock, Susannah; Rutledge, Mary; Ryan, Elizabeth; Stapleton, Mary; Stock, Margaret; Street, Martha; Swenton, William; Tavel, Charles; Timmons, George; Wallace, Ann; Wasley, Ann; Wayman, Francis; Wilkie, William; Wilkins, Martha Charlotte; Willson, Charles; Woolf, Rachel
Digital Images of Wills 1839 to 1845
Testators: Akin, Eliza; Anderson, James; Anderson, Kennedy ; Ashe, Abraham; Baker, Sarah; Barnett, Samuel; Baron, Alexander; Bateman, Isaac; Belluigall, Margaret; Bennet, Sophie; Benson, Lawrence; Biglow, Lyman; Blair, Elizabeth; Blake, Harriet; Blanding, Abraham; Boone, Sarah; Boykin, Fitzgerald Glover; Brown, James; Brown, Sarah; Bryan, Lydia; Buckley, Maria; Burbage, Daniel; Chanel, Anthony; Chisolm, Marianne; Clark, Aaron; Cleary, Catherine; Clifford, Henry; Cobia, Ann; Cockfield, John; Collins, John; Cromwell, Samuel; Dacourt, Don Fransisco; Davies, Daniel; Davis, Eliza; Daws, Catherine; Dawson, Drayton; Delany, Michael; Doyle, Edward; Drayton, Sarah Maria; Drayton, Rebecca; Duncan, Patrick; Dupont, Joseph; Dupree, Frances; Edwards, Charles; Edwards, Edward Holmes; Edwards, Mary; Elliot, William; England, John; Ferguson, Eliza; Ferris, Henry; Flinn, Eliza; Francis, Edward; Fraser, James; Fraser, Susan; Gants, Ann; Gates, John; Glen, Margaret; Glover, Joseph; Goldberg, David; Graves, Charles; Green, Mary Ann; Greer, Maria Augusta; Grimke, Mary; Gunther, Phyllis; Hall, Sarah; Hamilton, Harriet Cleland; Hamlin, Sarah; Hayden, Jane; Hayne, Robert Y.; Hill, Mary; Hillman, Ann; Holloway, Richard; Hutchinson, Sarah; Jackson, Rebecca; Jenkins, Martha; Johnson, Jane; Johnston, James; Johnston, William; Jones, William; Kelly, Mary; Kershaw, Frances R.; King, John; King, Mary; Kirkpatrick, Andrew; Lee, Thomas; Maillard, Ann; Marks, Joseph; Martin, Rebecca; Martin, Samuel; Matthews, Mary; Maybank, Joseph; McAlpin, Mary; McBride, Ellinor; McDonald, Christopher; McDow, William; McFarlane, Catherine; Miller, Catharine; Mitchell, Elizabeth; Mitchell, James; Milligan, William; Moore, Elizabeth; Morrison, Simon; Myers, David; Noble, Mary; O'Neil, John; Palmer, Harriot; Peter, Vincent ; Porcher, Thomas; Postell, Glen; Prioleau, Samuel ; Pringle, John; Provost, Joseph; Ramsay, Martha; Rogers, Charles; Rose, Hugh; Ruger, Valentine; Rutledge, Francis; Ryan, Lawrence; Scheels, Wade Hampton; Scott, William; Sloan, Allan; Smith, Ann; Smith, John; Steele, William; Thomas, Betty; Thompson, John; Tidyman, Hester; Tovey, Henry; Townsend, Daniel ; VanRhyn, John ; Veree, Elizabeth; Walker, John; Walker, John Falls; Wall, Richard; Wallis, Margaret; Ward, Elizabeth; Washington, Joshua; Watson, John; Week, Joseph; Wheeler, Ann; Wigfall, Thomas; Wilkins, Martin; Witter, Susannah ; Wood, Edward ; Wright, Robert; Young, William
Digital Images of Charleston County Wills 1845 to 1846
Names of Testators: Akin, James ;Allan, Sarah ;Ashby, J. A. ; Barquet, Barbara; Beckhard, P. ; Booth, Margaret; Brailsford, Susan ; Burger, Samuel ; Caldwell, William ; Catherwood, J. J. ; Clarke, Charles ; Cooper, Nathaniel ; Dalton, Frances ; Danney, Mary ; Dibble, Andrew ; English, Henry ; Fife, Isabella Mary ; Francisco, Caroline ; Frazer, Elizabeth ; Fryer, Julia ; Gelzer, Sarah; Gough, Rebecca ; Hall, Suzanna ; Hood, Robin ; Husemeyer, W. H. ; Innes, John ; Jeffords, Charles; Jervey, Thomas ; Kiddell, Rachel ; LaRoche, Richard; Leebeck, Dederick; Leseiggneur, Vincent ; Lining, Richard ; Lord, A. B. ; Lusher, Sarah ; Marshall, Jane ; Mathewes, Mary ; Maxton, Jane; Middleton, Sarah ; Michel, Francis; Middleton, Henry; Mikell, Ephraim ; Mikell, Providence ; Pringle, Ann Amelia ; Rentz, John ; Rogers, Priscilla ; Seabrook, Henry ; Smith, Elizabeth ; Smith, Susan ; Thompson, Mary ; Umminsetter, Maria ; Walsted, Job ; Wells, Dianna ; Williams, Isham ; Winthrop, Mary
Charleston County Miscellaneous Wills, Estates, Deeds (Digital Images)
  • Ash, John(LWT)
  • Butler, Elizabeth, LWT
  • Butler, George, LWT
  • Butler, Richard (LWT)
  • Butler, Shem (1723 estate)
  • Butler, Thomas, LWT (1747)
  • Butler, Thomas, LWT (1747)
  • Caliote, James (estate)
  • Crosse, Mary (LWT)
  • Cunningham, Patrick, plat and deed; Hugh Brown deed (1774)
  • Dannelly, Edward, LWT
  • Dickson, John, LWT
  • Elliott, Ralph, LWT
  • Elliott, Stephen, LWT
  • Fitch, Stephen, (1750) LWT
  • Fitzgerald, Thomas(LWT)
  • Greenland, John, LWT
  • Hamilton, Pringle, LWT
  • King, Jeremiah Jr. (LWT)
  • LaRoche, James (LWT)
  • Roberts, Edward (LWT)
  • Sinckly, Sarah (LWT)
  • Symmonds, Henry (LWT)
  • Ward, John (LWT)
  • Youngblood, David (LWT) 1790
  • Youngblood, Peter (LWT) 1796

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Essence of Genealogical Research

I recently traced a difficult lineage.  Well, they are all tediously difficult.  To discover the actual relationships, it was necessary to dig into the lives of the grandparents, parents and siblings back to ca 1700. What does this mean?  People led their lives according to personal and economical factors. All of this is discovered in daily routines.  The personal side of it is church membership records, notations of baptisms, births, deaths, visiting the old cemetery, etc.  Economically, people were agriculturists. Owning a farm or plantation was no minor feat.  It involved keeping extensive records at the plantation.  Also, deeding lands to children and other relatives.  The last will and testament included extensive inventories, notes, receipts, and everything essential to the needs of the family.  When my ancestor left no last will and testament, I was unable to discover the parents of a particular ancestor, it became necessary to read the wills of his siblings.  The details discovered were little tidbits of information.  However, when all of it was put together, the puzzle filled out.  Every person mentioned in an estate or will is some sort of relative or friend.  Also, what is not mentioned is important. For example, an ancestor died in 1815 and the filing of this estate was simply mentioned in the county Minute Book.  Okay, so it was noted that his death had occurred by an executor was appointed. I never found the actual will, because the county records were burned.  Next order of business: Learn more about the executor.  It seems that the executor was a revolutionary war soldier from Connecticut, about the same age as my ancestor, and died in the same county.  The deed records of that county should be more telling.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Images of York Co. SC (old) Wills, Genealogy

York County



Moore HouseYork County, SCPictured is the Moore House in Yorkville and York County land. York County was first established in 1785 and was part of Camden District. From 1791 to 1800 it was part of Pinckney District, but became a separate district at the dissolution of Pinckney in 1800. In 1897, part of the county was divided to become Cherokee County. It was named for York County, Pennsylvania. This region is known for the Catawba Indians and the famous Battle of Kings Mountain. The Catawbas signed a treaty with the English in 1763 relinquishing their rights to lands and thus ultimately reducing the size of their reservation. This treaty opened up the area to Scotch-Irish pioneers who were removing down from Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution, the battle of Williamson's Plantation was fought on July 12, 1780 and the battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780. The famous mountain victory helped to turn the tide of events for the Americans. Early settlers: John Martin, Colonel William Bratton (1742-1815), Nathaniel Henderson, Walter Thompson, William Edmondson, Elijah Browne, Samuel Watson, John Moffett, Joseph Turnbull.

Transcripts of York County Wills are Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Land
  • York County Land Warrants 1807-1816
Transcripts of York County Wills 1816 to 1839
  1. Adams, Francis
  2. Adams, Margaret
  3. Alexander, Hester
  4. Alexander, Herman
  5. Allison, Albert
  6. Allison, Robert
  7. Anderson, Ann
  8. Ardry, William
  9. Armstrong, Arthur
  10. Armstrong, James
  11. Armstrong, Mary
  12. Armstrong, Robert
  13. Barnes, John
  14. Barnhill, John
  15. Barnett, Thomas (2)
  16. Barnette, Richard
  17. Barron, John
  18. Barron, Thomas
  19. Barry, Jane
  20. Barry, John Sr.
  21. Barry, Roger
  22. Barry, Samuel
  23. Bartlett, Daniel
  24. Bates, John
  25. Bates, Robert
  26. Baxter, Mary
  27. Baxter, William
  28. Beamgarde, Godfrey
  29. Beard, Jane
  30. Benson, Jacob
  31. Bigger, Moses
  32. Bigger, William
  33. Black, John
  34. Black, Robert
  35. Blair, Samuel
  36. Blaylock, Jeremiah
  37. Boggs, Aron
  38. Boyd, Joseph
  39. Boyd, Thomas Sr.
  40. Bozewell, Robert
  41. Bradley, Ellfyday
  42. Bradley, Samuel
  43. Bratton, Martha
  44. Bridges, Thomas
  45. Brown, Joseph
  46. Brown, Robert
  47. Brumfield, Elizabeth
  48. Bryan, James
  49. Buchanan, Samuel
  50. Camp, William
  51. Campbell, Elizabeth
  52. Carroll, John
  53. Carroll, Joseph
  54. Carroll, Thomas (2)
  55. Carruth, John
  56. Chambers, Elizabeth
  57. Chambers, John
  58. Chambers, Samuel
  59. Chambers, William
  60. Champion, William
  61. Cherry, Peter
  62. Choat, William
  63. Clark, John
  64. Clendinen, Thomas
  65. Cooper, Margaret
  66. Craig, James
  67. Craig, Mary
  68. Crawford, Agness
  69. Crawford, James Sr.
  70. Crawford, James
  71. Currence, Rebecka
  72. Curry, Charles
  73. Cushman, Xerxes
  74. Darby, Samuel
  75. Darnal, James
  76. Darwin, John
  77. Davis, Thomas
  78. Davis, William Sr.
  79. Davison, Margaret
  80. Dickson, William
  81. Donally, Martha
  82. Donnally, James
  83. Donnom, Isaac
  84. Dunlap, Susannasah
  85. Dunlap, William
  86. Dunwoody, John
  87. Durhsm, John
  88. Ellis, John
  89. Ellis, Sarah
  90. Enloe, Isaac
  91. Enloe, Mary
  92. Falls, John
  93. Feemster, James
  94. Feemster, John (3)
  95. Ferris, Alexander
  96. Floyd, Andrew
  97. Forbes, John Sr.
  98. Gabbie, Joseph
  99. Gabby, John
  100. Gallagher, Jane
  101. Galloway, Alexander (2)
  102. Galloway, William
  103. Gault, Elizabeth
  104. Gazaway, William Sr.
  105. Gill, Mary
  106. Gillispie, Margaret
  107. Good, Mary
  108. Green, Abraham
  109. Greer, Agnes
  110. Greer, Susanna
  111. Grier, Robert
  112. Grier, Thomas
  113. Gwin, Richard
  114. Hagan, William
  115. Hall, William
  116. Hambright, Frederick
  117. Hambright, Patrick
  118. Hamilton, Patrick
  119. Hamilton, William
  120. Hanna, Archibald
  121. Hanna, Sarah
  122. Hannah, Rosanah
  123. Harper, Matthew Sr.
  124. Hart, Priscilla
  125. Harris, James
  126. Harris, Mary
  127. Harris, Nathaniel
  128. Harris, Prudence
  129. Harris, Robert
  130. Harrison, Henry
  131. Hart, John
  132. Hemingway, William
  133. Hemphill, Mary
  134. Hemphill, Ssmuel
  135. Henderson, John
  136. Henderson, Nathaniel
  137. Henry, Alexander
  138. Henry, William Sr.
  139. Hill, Solomon
  140. Hoff, Powel
  141. Hogg, James
  142. Hogg, Thomas
  143. Hogge, John
  144. Holdrage, Hannah
  145. Holt, Akillas
  146. Hood, George
  147. Houser, Henry
  148. Houser, John
  149. Howie, Robert
  150. Hutchison, Samuel
  151. Jackson, David
  152. Jackson, John
  153. Jackson, Joseph
  154. Jenkins, Benjamin
  155. Johnston, David
  156. Johnston, John
  157. Johnston, Sarah
  158. Kimbrel, Nancy
  159. Kindrick, William
  160. King, John
  161. Kuykendall, Jonathan
  162. Latham, Janes
  163. Laurance, Joseph
  164. Leatham, Mary
  165. Lipscomb, Wyatt
  166. Little, William
  167. Love, Alexander
  168. Love, Robert (2)
  169. Love, William
  170. Lowry, Samuel
  171. Lusk, Elizabeth
  172. Lusk, Jame
  173. Mannon, Massey
  174. Marley, Jamieson
  175. Martin, Michal
  176. Mason, James
  177. McCall, Guzzell
  178. McCarter, Christopher
  179. McCarter, James
  180. McCarter, Sarah
  181. McCarter, Walter
  182. McCaw, John
  183. McCaw, John Sr.
  184. McConnel, John Sr.
  185. McCreight, Robert
  186. McDaniel, Thomas
  187. McElwain, John
  188. John McFarlin
  189. McGuown, William
  190. McKenzie, Joseph Sr.
  191. McLean, William
  192. McLenahan, Finney
  193. McMackin, Thomas
  194. McMeans, James
  195. McNeel, Mary
  196. McSwain, George
  197. Meacham, Bartlett
  198. Miller, Abraham
  199. Miller, Elvy
  200. Miller, Hughey
  201. Miller, John
  202. Miller, Joseph (2)
  203. Miller, Samuel
  204. Minter, John
  205. Moore, Gordon
  206. Moore, John
  207. Moore, John Sr.
  208. Moore, Nathan
  209. Moore, Ruth
  210. Moore, Samuel
  211. Moore, William Sr.
  212. Muldoon, John
  213. Mullin, Unity
  214. Neely, David
  215. Neely, Jean
  216. Neely, Jonathan
  217. Neely, Samuel
  218. Neely, William
  219. Nesbitt, Francis
  220. Orr, John
  221. Packard, Zedic
  222. Pair, Mial
  223. Patrick, William
  224. Patrick, Robert
  225. Patterson, Andrew
  226. Patterson, Robert
  227. Peters, James
  228. Peters, John
  229. Peters, Martha
  230. Pettus, George
  231. Pettus, John
  232. Pettus, William
  233. Polk, John
  234. Polk, William
  235. Porter, Samuel
  236. Pursley, James
  237. Pursley, Robert
  238. Quinn, Thomas
  239. Rainey, William
  240. Ramsey, John
  241. Rea, Sarah
  242. Reeves, Cynthia
  243. Riddle, George
  244. Roberts, Andrew
  245. Roberts, Jesse
  246. Roberts, James
  247. Roberts, John
  248. Robertson, John
  249. Robinson, Mary
  250. Robinson, William
  251. Robison, William
  252. Rogers, Isaac
  253. Ross, George
  254. Ross, James
  255. Rowell, William
  256. Sadler, Elizabeth
  257. Sadler, Jane
  258. Sadler, Jane (2)
  259. Sadler, Richard
  260. Sandifer, Elizabeth
  261. Sandefur, Philip
  262. Smith, James
  263. Scott, Elizabeth
  264. Sherer, Thomas
  265. Simeril, James
  266. Simmoons, Daniel
  267. Smith, Henry
  268. Smith, James
  269. Smith, John
  270. Smith Lillis
  271. Smith, William Sr.
  272. Smith, Winefred
  273. Springs, Richard
  274. Stanton, William
  275. Steedman, Michael
  276. Steel, William
  277. Steele, Mary
  278. Stevenson, William
  279. Stuart, Archibald
  280. Suggs, Laban
  281. Swann, Ann
  282. Swann, John
  283. Swann, Mary
  284. Tate, James
  285. Thomasson, Nathaniel
  286. Thompson, Alexander
  287. Thompson, John
  288. Thompson, Thomas
  289. Thomson, William
  290. Tilghman, Joshua
  291. Turner, Robert
  292. Turner, Thomas (2)
  293. Vennable, James
  294. Vennable, William
  295. Waddel, David
  296. Walker, Hugh
  297. Wallis, Martha
  298. Webb, Eleanor
  299. Wells, Hugh
  300. White, Hugh
  301. Whitesides, Hugh
  302. Wilkins, Smith
  303. Williams, Charles
  304. Wilson, Thomas
  305. Workman, John
  306. Wood, Aaron
  307. Wylie, Nancy


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Beaufort Co. SC GenealogyBeaufort CountyBeaufort County was formed in 1769 from the parishes of Prince William, St. Luke, St. Peter and St. Helena. The county and county seat were named for Sir Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1684-1714), one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. French explorers first visited this area long with the English arriving in 1562 to establish a fort. Later, in 1566, the Spanish established a temporary fort on this site The town of
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Images of Williamsburg Co. SC Wills, Genealogy

Williamsburg Court HouseWilliamsburg County


Williamsburg, SCPictured is the Williamsburg Court House. In 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.

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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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Ancestors Galore! Images of Newberry Co. SC (old) Wills

Newberry County



Bush River Quaker CemeteryBush River, Quaker Cemetery. In 1783 an ordinance was passed to divide the districts of Charleston, Georgetown, Cheraw, Camden, Ninety-Six, Orangeburg and Beaufort into counties not more than forty miles square. When the County Court Act was written in 1785, a court was held (in every county) once every three months and the first court was held at the house of Colonel Robert Rutherford on September 5th.. The Justices present were Robert Rutherford, Robert Gillam, George Ruff, Levi Casey, John Lindsey, Philemon Waters and Levi Manning. William Malone was appointed clerk serving until 1794 with his deputies, viz: Thomas Brooks Rutherford, Major Frederick Nance and William Satterwhite. It was not until 1787 that another location for holding court was designated, being on the north side of the Bush River. William Caldwell and Joseph Wright were appointed to run a line agreed upon by the Justices to fix the public buildings by, which survey was produced at the house of John Coate.

The county seat is the town of Newberry. This part of the upcountry was settled by Germans, Scotch-Irish, English, and emigrants from the sister States of North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The German settlement was in the fork, between the Broad and Saluda Rivers to within three miles of the Newberry Court House. Soon thereafter the line was extended eight miles below Hugheys on the Broad River to the mouth of Bear Creek, on the Saluda River. Germans were so prevalent in part of Newberry County that it become known as Dutch Fork. Adam Summer, the father of Colonel John Adam Sumner, headed the settlement beginning in 1745. Colonel Sumner and Major Frederick Gray were known to be whigs. Among those settling were the religiously oppressed Palatines who were driven from the Rhine, Baden and Wurtemburg into England during 1710 where they were quartered in tents and booths near London. From there, they were sent to North Carolina and South Carolina. The first German settlers were: Summers, Mayer, Ruff, Eigleberger, Count, Sligh, Piester, Gray, DeWalt, Boozer, Busby, Buzzard, Shealy, Bedenbaugh, Cromer, Berley, Heller, Koon, Wingard, Suber, Folk, Dickert, Cappleman, Halfacres, Chapman, Black, Kinard, Bounight, Barr, Harmon, Bower, Kibler, Gallman, Lever, Hartman, Frick, Stoudemoyer, Dominick, Singley, Bulow, Paysinger, Wallern, Stayley, Ridlehoover, Librand, Leaphart, Hopes, Houseal, Bernhard, Shuler, Haltiwanger, Swigart, Meetze, Schumpert, Fulmore, Livingston, Schmitz, Eleazer, Drehr, Lorick, Wise, Crotwell, Youngener, Nunamaker, Souter, Epting and Huffman. The Quakers settled on the Bush River and the Beaverdam about three or four miles on each side of the river. Among them was William Coate who resided between Spring Field and the Bush River and Samuel elly, a native of King County, Ireland, who came to Newberry from Camden to settle at Spring Field. Others were: John Furnas, David Jenkins, Benjamin Pearson, William Pearson, Peter Hare, Robert Evans, John Wright, Joseph Wright, William Wright, James Brooks, Joseph Thomson, James Patty, Gabriel McCoole, John Coate, (Big) Isaac Hollingsworth, William O Neall, Walter Herbert, Sr., Daniel Parkins, Daniel Smith, Samuel Miles, David Miles, William Miles, Samuel Brown, Israel Gaunt, Azariah Pugh, William Mills, Jonathan and Caleb Gilbert, John Galbreath, James Coppock, John Coppock, Joseph Reagin, John Reagin, Abel and James Insco, Jesse Spray, Samuel Teague, George Pemberton, Jehu Inman, Mercer Babb, James Steddam, John Crumpton, Isaac Cook, John Jay , Reason Reagen, Thomas and Isaac Hasket, Thomas Pearson, Enoch Pearson, Samuel Pearson, Nehemiah Thomas, Abel Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Euclydus Longshore, Sarah Duncan, Samuel Duncan and John Duncan.

Newberry County Wills and Estates Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Will Bk L, some abstracts
  • Will Book A (1776 to 1814)
  • Will Book E (1805 to 1826)
  • Will Book F (1823 to 1860)
  • Will Book 4 (1840 to 1858)
  • Deed Book 1776 to 1792
  • Deed Book 1792 to 1794
  • Deed Book 1798 to 1800
  • Deed Book 1800 to 1803
Transcripts of Newberry County Wills (1774 to 1790)
Testators: Ballentine infants, guardian appointed; Richard Bonds, James Chandler, Cornelius Cox, Jacob Crommer, Rebecca Crommer, George Dawkins, Daniel Dewalt, Peter Dewalt, Michael Dickert Sr., Enos Elliman, Laurens Feagle, James Ford, Peter Galloway, John Gary, William Gilliam, John Glen, Thomas Grasty, Thomas Green, Nathaniel Harris, James Hodges, Henry Kesler, Charles King, Stephen Lewis, John Lindsey, Robert Man, James Murphey, John Newman, William O;Neall, Jacob Oxner Sr., Isaac Parmer, Benjamin Pearson, Samuel Pearson, Jacob Setsler, John Suber, William Taylor, Elizabeth Turner, William Turner, John Vaun, John Adam Wicker, Mathias Wickert.
Transcripts of Newberry County Wills (1840 to 1848)
Testators: Anderson, Richard, Anderson, William, Brown, I. R. S. , Buchanan, Lucy , Bundrick, Sarah, Burton, Aaron, Burton, John, Caldwell, John, Caldwell, John (2) , Cary, Elizabeth, Chalmers, Thomas, Calmes, George, Cannon, Richard S., Chapman, Mary, Conwills, Sophia, Counts, John,Cromer, Christiana, Cromer, Hannah, Cromer, Michael, Crooks, John, Darlyrmple, Thomas , Davenport, Jonathan, Davidson, John, Davis, Thomas, Dennis, Prudence, Dominick, George, Dominick, Margaret, Downing, J. W., Duckett, Jacob, Enlow, Margaret , Eppes, George , Eppes, William, Erskin, Margaret, Feagle, Laurens, Floyd, Charles Jr., Frisock, Barbary, Gallman, Henry, Galloway, John, Garner, James, Gibal, A., Glenn, Naomi , Gordon, Eli , Gray, Peter , Griffin, Isaac, Harmon, David , Harmon, William, Hatton, David, Henry, James, Holloway, John, Hume, David , Keller, Jacob, Kelly, John, Kelly, Robert ,Kenner, James, Kenner, Samuel, Kinard, George,Kinard, John Michael , Kinard, Martin, Koon, John, Lake, Enoch, Lane, Nancy, Langford, Polly, Lindsey, Benjamin, Lindsey, James, Livingston, John, Long, John Thomas, Lyles, Robert , Lynch, Elijah , Maybin, John, McConnel, Andrew, McCrackin, Nancy, McKee, Joseph, McLemore, M. E., Miller, Nancy, Nance, Clement, Nance, Frederick Sr., Paysinger, John, Polk, John, Rauskett, Thomas, Rees, Jane, Renwick, Jane , Rikard, Michael, Riser, Martin, Robinson, James, Rudd, Mary An,Rutherford, William, Shumpert, Jacob, Sligh, Jacob, Smith, Martha, Spearman, John, Stabler, Moses, Stone, Phebe, Suber, Andrew, Summers, Rosannah, Thomas, John G., Thomas, Mary, Vaughn, Drury, Waldrop, Milly, Wearts, George Henry, Wertz, John ,Wheeler, Barbara , White, William, Whitmire, William ,Wicker, Simon, Willhelm, Peter, Worthington, Jacob ,Young, Harriet , Young, John T.
Abstracts of Newberry County Will Bk L
  • Adams, Sarah
  • Buchanan, Micajah
  • Coppock, Joseph
  • Lagrone, John
  • Mangum, William Sr.
  • Taylor, Benjamin
  • Taylor, Elizabeth
  • Taylor, William
  • Wadlington, James
  • Waldrop, John
Miscellaneous
  • Release of Charleston Littleton to Wadlington
  • Marriage Contract between Eve Margrete Dickert and John Folk
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Union Co. SC images of old Wills and Testaments

Battle of BlackstockUnion County



Battle of Blackstock during the Revolutionary War. Union County was created from Ninety Six District in 1785 and was part of the Pinckney District from 1791 to 1800 when it became a separate district. Later, in 1897, part of it went to form Cherokee County. It was named for the old Union Church, which served both the Presbyterian and Episcopal congregations in the area. The church was erected in 1765 near the present day town of Union, the county seat. 1800 and became a separate district when Pinckney was dissolved in 1800.

The first settlers to this area were migrating Scotch-Irish families from Virginia and Pennsylvania.

During the Revolutionary war, many skirmishes occurred in the county, including the battle of Musgrove's Mill on August 18, 1780 and the battle of Blackstocks on November 20, 1780.

Early settlers: Francis Welchel, Dominic Hollan, Francis Hollam, Robert Lusk, Phillip Holcom, Thomas Brandon (1741-1802), Joseph McJunkin (1755-1846), William Henry Wallace (1827-1905), and others.

Wills and Estates, Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Indexes to Union County Probate Records
  • Index to Union County Minute Book A of the Probate Court (1783-1791)
  • Index to Union County Will Book A (1777-1814)
  • Index to Union County Will Book A (1815-1849)
Transcripts of Union County Wills (1777-1800)
Testators: William Blackstock, Joseph Hughes, Thomas B. Hunt, James Kennedy,Joseph Lee, Daniel Prince, David Prince, James Savage, Capt. John Savage, Adam Fincher, Benjamin Holcombe, Benjamin Johnson, Benjamin Woodson, Charles Clanton, Charles Thompson, Daniel Comer, Daniel Howell, Daniel McBride, Daniel Nogher, David Chisolm, David Stockton, Edward Porter, Elijah Cooper, Elizabeth Cooper, Elizabeth Miller, Ephram Pucket, Francis Drake, George Crosley, George Harland, George Norman, Henry Clark, Isaac Gregory, James Addington, James Bankhead, James Benford, James Gibbs, James Hawkins, James Parnell, James Sims, James Thomas, James Townsend, James Woodson, Jeremiah Cooper, Jesse Paty, John Buford, John Clark, John Cole, John Harington, John Huey, John Jasper, John Taylor, John Wilson, Magnus Simonson, Mary Frost, Moses Weldon, Nathaniel Dabbs, Nathaniel Davis, Randolph Alexander, Rebecca Fincher, Renney Belue, Renney Belue, Jr., Robert Good, Robert Wallace, Samuel Cooper, Samuel Torbert, Solomon Whitsen, Susannah Bailey, Thomas Harris, Thomas Haslewood, Thomas Henderson, Thomas Layton, Thomas McDonald, Thomas Wright, Thomas Young, Turner Rountree, William Farr, William Hendley, William Lee, William McJunkin and William Plummer.

Cemeteries
  • Union County Cemeteries (burials)


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