Don't Forget to Search the Port City of CharlestonThe social experiment of General Oglethorpe taking the poor citizens of London off the streets providing opportunity for them in the New World, specifically the Colony of Georgia, did not work. Many of those same people, once in Savannah, were lazy and no account. The exception were the Germans brought to Ebenezer, who suffered the same hardships, yet labored long hours in the fields and became an thriving community. By 1741, the lazy people ran off to Charleston, South Carolina. Many of these names may be found in the Colonial Records of Georgia by Candler. The researcher must afterward research the Colonial Records of Charleston, all of which survived. The port city of Charleston thrived during the worst of times and its records disclose affidavits of court cases, deeds, estates, wills, etc. You get everything from the menial activities of mariners to the capture of pirates! The Charleston records dating from 1671 to 1846 are available to members of South Carolina Pioneers ...more...
South Carolina Wills and Estates
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