Richland CountyRichland County was formed in 1785 as part of Camden District. In 1791 a small portion of it went to Kershaw County. The county seat is Columbia, which is also the state capital. In 1786 the state legislature decided to move the capital from Charleston to a more central location. A site was chosen in Richland County, which is in the geographic center of the state, and a new town was laid out. During the War Between the States General William T. Sherman captured Columbia and burned the town and parts of the county on February 17, 1865. Early Settlers: Richard Adams, Casper Coon, John Belton, Benjamin Everitt, John Dodd, Christian Kinslery, Samuel Jackson, William Partride, Mathias Libecap and others
Richland County Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers
Index to Richland County Will Book 1787-1853
Index to Richland County Will Book C (1787 to 1805)
Index to Richland County Will Book G (1806 to 1823)
Index to Richland County Will Book H (1823 to 2834)
Index to Richland County Will Book K (1834 to 1839)
Index to Richland County Will Book L, Part 1(1840 to 1858)
Index to Richland County Will Book L, Part 2 (1854 to 1864)
Transcripts of Richland County Wills (1787 to 1796)
Names are listed here : Adams, Richard; Allison, Andrew; Belton, John; Blanchard, Benjamin; Braswell, Hannah; Coon, Casper; Coosmaul, Henry; Daniel, Richard; Dodd, John; Duncan, Mathew; Everitt, Benjamin; Faust, John Henry; Gill, John; Haswell, Robert; Heath, Ethel; Hill, Robert; Hollis, Edward; House, Thomas; Howell, Arthur; Howell, Thomas;] Huggins, William; Jackson, Samuel; Kinsler, Christian; Libecap, Mathias; Mack, Conrod; McKinstra, John; McLemore, Joel; Miers, John; Partridge, William; Pembleton, John; Reese, Joseph; Ross, James; Rowan, Samuel; Shirling, James; Sledde, Seten W.; Taylor, Mary; Westcott, David; Westcott, Ebenezer; Whitaker, William Jr.; Whitaker, William Sr.; Wimberly, MaryTranscripts of Richland County Wills, Bk C (incomplete)
Curry, Jane; Faust, Jacob; Hay, William; Hinson, William; Hunt, James Green; Kelly, Alexander; Kinsler, Daniel; Rives, Herbert; Rives, Robert; Salisbury, Pettigrew; Strange, Henry; Waggoner, RobertTranscripts of Richland County Wills, Book G, 1806 to 1827
Baker, Jesse;Blain, Joseph;Brown, Mary;Burginer, William;Carey, Ann;Chandler, Jesse;Davis, Mary Ann;Delahunt, Robert;Delezeair, Ann;Donlevy, Francis;Egan, Thomas;Ellis, William;Fitzpatrick, William;Fox, William;Frost, Keziah;Gill, Agnes;Goodwyn,Elizabeth;Goodwyn, Sarah; Guignard, John; Hamiter, Adam Frederick;Harris, Barton;Herron, Samuel; Howell, Lucy;Howell, Malachi;Hutchinson, Thomas; Killingsworth, Jesse;Kinsler, Elizabeth;Legran, Oliver;Livingston, William; Lucas, John;McCawley, James;McClellan, James;McDonald, Alexander; McIlwain, John;Montieth, William;Mulder, Abel;Myer, William; Parker, Lucy;Phelps, Mary;Reese, James;Rivers, William; Romanstine, George;Scott, William;Smith, Edward D.;Smith, George;Smith, Richard;Souter, George;Spigner, Frederick; Stanley, Samuel;Thompson, Mary; Tucker, Wood; Turquand, Catharine;Walshe, John, Dr.;Ward, Henry D.;Watson, Effa; Watts, Thomas;White, Mary Susanna;Wood, Sampson C.Transcripts of Richland County Wills, Book H, 1823 to 1834
Abbot, John;Adams, Joel Sr.;Barrillon, Christopher;Bell, Benjamin Ficklin;Bolton, Robert;Brevard, Alexander; Brown, John B.;Brown, John D.;Brown, William;Carey, Lemuel; Carter, Gracy;Clifton, Claiborne;Coalter, David;DeChampmanoir, John Louis Raoul;Deleon, Jacob;Diseker, Jacob;Edmunds, Thomas; Fannin, Elizabeth;Faust, Peter;Freeman, Benjamin;Gandy, Uriah; Goudy, Andrew;Green, Robert L.;Hall, Ainsley;Hall, James; Harris, Elizabeth;Heath, Thomas Jr.;Higgins, Benjamin;Hinton, Micajah;Hopkins, John;Howell, Mary, widow of Robert;Huggins, Samuel;Jamison, David;Jones, Matthew;Kinsler, Herman;Leadingham, William;Lightner, George;Martin, Francis;Martin, Joseph Sr.; Martin, William;McDowell, Alexander;McLaughlin, John;Moody, Joseph;Neal, Benjamin;Nutting, Mary;Oliver, Mary Ann;Partridge, John;Pearse, John;Polock, David;Pullig, Anthony;Purvis, William; Raynal, Mary Martha;Scott, Samuel;Seay, John;Sistrunk, Jasper; Spelling, William;Stark, Robert;Sturgeon, William Sr.;Taylor, Thomas Sr.Taylor, William;Tidwell, O. G.;Tucker, Joel A.; Turnipseed, John;Tyson, Mason;Wade, Georgia;Ward, Henry Dana; Watkins, Samuel;Weston, Robert Jr.;Whitecotton, Axton; Williams, Ely;Williamson, Chestian;Woodward, Mary;Wootan, MarkTranscripts of Richland County Wills, Book H, 1834 to 1839
Adams, Harry;Adams, Margaret;Boyle, Cunningham; Brizna, Elizabeth;Bynum, Drury;Carroll, William;Chapman, Gersham;Chappell, Hicks;Clifton, Mary;Cline, Henry;Cooper, Thomas;Davis, James, Dr.;Dubard, William;Duggins, William; Farrow, Daniel;Faust, Daniel;Faust, Jane;Fisher, Edward;Fleming, Mary;Green, Samuel;Harrison, Benjamin;Herbemont, Caroline; Herbemont, Nicholas;Holliday, Mary;Hollis, John;Hopkins, David; Howell, Grace;Howell, Jesse Malachi;Hugg, Stephen;Hughes, John; Levy, Samuel;Marshall, Martin;McGuire, Peter;McLemore, John; McMillan, William;Munson, Maria;Myers, David;Myers, William; Nixon, Stephen Sr.;Parr, John;Patterson, Samuel;Raoul, Caroline; Reese, Timothy;Thompson, Gracy G.;Threewits, Joel; Turnipseed, George; Walsh, Thomas;Yates, Robert;Young, James;Zanony, JohnTranscripts of Richland County Wills 1840 to 1858
Adams, Anna; Adams, James;Adams, Joel Belton; Adams, Robert;Adams, Robert J.; Adams, Sarah; Adams, Sarah H.; Arthur, Benjamin; Arthur, Rebecca; Bailey, Samuel; Beard, William; Black, Margaret; Bougle, Sarah; Bowers, Charlotte; Bryce, John; Bryce, Peter; Bynum, William; Caldwell, Davis; Carner, Sarah; Chanlon, John; Davis, James; Davis, Mary; Dial, James; Dubard, Katharine; Edgar, Adam; Ellison, Joseph; Ellison, Margaret; Entzminger, Peter; Faust, Jasper; Fitzsimons, Catherine; Forshaw, William; Gibson, Sarah; Girardin, Margaret; Graddick, John; Gray, Peter; Green, Henry C.; Green, Selina; Harris, Philip; Hart, Benjamin; Hayes, Lavinia; Heath, Thomas; Henry, James; Higgins, William; Hodge, Nancy; Hogan, Rosannah; Hood, Frederic; Hopkins, Amy; Hopkins, James; Hopkins, Sarah; Howell, Harriet; Howell, Martha; Howell, Matthew R.; Jones, Mathew; Kennedy, John; Kirk, Susannah; Latts, Robert; Law, William; Lightner, Jacob; Lipman, Mary; Lott, John; Lowe, Pleasant; Lykes, Frederick Sr.; Lyons, Isaac; Malone, Mary; Marks, Frances; Marshall, John; Martin, Mary; Marshall, Sarah; Maxwell, Janet; McCormick, Samuel; McCormick, William; McDonald, William; McLauchlin, B. L.; Medlin, Joel Jr.; Medlin, Robert; Morris, Mary; Morrison, Mary; Munson, Robert; Nelson, Joseph; Nerts, Mary; Neville, Clement; Nipper, Temperance; Parr, Mary; Patterson, James; Pemberton, Alton; Player, Sarah; Porcher, Augustus; Prescott, Jesse; Purvis, Mary; Quilter, Timothy; Reese, John; Reese, Sarah; Roberts, Philip; Romanstine, John; Rogers, O. B.; Rowan, James; Rowan, Robert; Sharp, John C.; Singleton, Matthew; Smiley, Dorothy; Smiley, William; Snowden, Gilbert; Solomon, Phineas; Stack, Elizabeth; Stack, William; Stanton, Joseph; Stark, Grace; Stevens, James; Suling, John; Taylor, Benjamin F.; Taylor, Margaret; Taylor, Mary; Taylor, Sarah, Mrs.; Thompson, Sarah; Trapp, John; Tucker, Sarah; Turnipseed, Nancy; Tyler, Mary; Vinson, Arthur; Wages, Dawson; Wages, Rebecca; Wages, William; Weir, Samuel; Wessinger, Penelope; Wilson, John Dubose; Wilson, Olivine; Woodward, Isom; Young, MarySubscribe and view records
Become a member of South Carolina Pioneers.net and read wills, genealogies, etc.
- Option 1. Subscribe for 3 months. Subscription automatically terminates at the end of 3 months. - $30.00. A password will be sent to you.
- Option 2. Subscribe for 1 year. - $75.00.
Subscribe and view records
- Option 2. Subscribe for 1 year. - $75.00.