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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Charleston County Wills and Estates dating from 1671 #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet


Charleston County Wills, Estates, Records Available for Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Images of Wills, Deeds, Appraisals, Inventories 1729 to 1731

Akins, John | Allen, Richard | Allison, William | Arnold, John to Griffith Rice | Axtell, Daniel to Daniel Axtell Jr. | Ballough, John | Barker, Sarah | Bass, John | Bellinger, William to Mary Donovan | Betteson, John | Betteson, William | Bird, John | Bonneau, Anthony | Brewer, Charles | Brown, Charles | Browne, James | Burnham, Charles | Butler, Christopher | Butler, James | Canty, William, Captain | Canty, William | Carter, Benjamin and wife to William Moore (deed) |Clinch, Alexander | Collins, William | Colwell, John | Cornish, Henry | Cowen, John | Crawford, Samuel | Crichton, George | Cutfield, Richard | Cutfield, Thomas | Danford, Joseph | Dolley, David | Donavan, Daniel | Donnelly, Edward to John Carlow (deed) | Dopson, Joseph | Dormond, Hugh to Thomas Wouvour (deed) | Douglas, George bound to Matthew Beard |Durham, David (deed) to his widow |Eddings, Abraham | Ellery, Thomas | Fushier, Francis | Goodbee, Joseph | Hales, John | Hales, William to Edward Scott(deed)| Hales, William to Edward 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Don't Forget to Search Charleston SC #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Don't Forget to Search the Port City of Charleston

Charleston PortThe 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...




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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A Worthwhile Endeavor #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

A Worthwhile Endeavor. The Search for Church Records and Monuments

Jewish Cemetery in CharlestonAlthough typically church rolls were kept and maintained, listing members names, baptism dates, marriages and deaths, they were difficult to locate. Oh, If we had the church membership roll along with our own record of the tombstones! Even so, the genealogist should make an active attempt to locate specific church information. After perusing the neighborhood, a search of local libraries and State Archives is indicated. The reason is because some rolls were taken by individuals to the archives and microfilmed. Such a roll could be resting in a microfilm drawer somewhere. I have sometimes found old church membership rolls while visiting cemeteries and asking local people for information concerning the stewards of the church. Interestingly, there is an old church in Charleston whose cemetery has been declared unsafe. Since no one is allowed to enter the cemetery, the names and dates of all of the tombstones were placed on the wall inside the sanctuary. What I am saying is that a stroll around the neighborhood turns up interesting stuff. The preservation of data is precious to the generations which follow. Monuments and other structures provide important historical details. For this reason, we should pause to read the monuments surrounding court houses and other public structures. It will help us to better understand the conditions of the times wherein our ancestors resided.  ...more...


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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Bratton House Looted #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Captain Christian Huck Looted the Bratton House

BrattonsvilleThe home of Colonel William Bratton, a local militia commander in the Revolutionary War, was built during the 1770s. On July 11 of 1780, Tory forces serving under Captain Christian Huck looted the Bratton house and threatened his wife. The Loyalist, encamped about a mile from the Bratton house, at the James Williamson plantation, was awakened at daybreak by Patriot troops whose commanders included Colonel Bratton. Captain Huck was killed during the battle. 

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Friday, May 24, 2019

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Reasons to Examine Old Documents such as Wills and Estates #genealogy

Good Reasons to Personally Examine Old Documents

Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin

Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland AustinPeople write some interesting stuff in their wills! Before we had the Internet, a convenient method of discovering the heirs was to read "abstracts" of wills, estates, deeds and marriages which were published in book. This tremendous undertaking by the authors of genealogy was insurmountable in brilliance. It saved the researcher a great deal of time. But now that we have access Internet to full documents on Georgia Pioneers. Reading the entire document is a boon to genealogists for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the heirs are mentioned with the details of their specific inheritance, and relationship to the deceased. Second, some of our previous assumptions taken from the abstracts can be clarified. Third, we can discover new information. And fourth, all the details are included, some of which the abstracter did not include because it was not clearly discernible on the old microfilm equipment. _____________________________________________________________________________ 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Abbeville Co. SC Genealogy Records #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Abbeville County Genealogy: Wills, Estates, Minutes, Land Grants

Abbeville

Abbeville County was part of Ninety-Six District where the old deed may be found. It became Abbeville County in 1785, with parts later divided into Greenwood (1897) and McCormick (1916) counties. The county and the county seat were both named for the French town, Abbeville. The county was settled primarily by Scotch-Irish and French Huguenot farmers in the mid-eighteenth century. After the treaty with the Cherokee Indians signed in 1777 at Dewitt's Corner (now Due West) with a flux ofScotch-Irish and French Huguenot farmers. Abbeville played a major role in the secession from the union of the southern states, and it is the site where the last Confederate council was held. 

Early settlers: Andrew Hamilton, James Jordan, Patrick Forbis, James Moore, William McCaleb, William Young, James Maxwell, Thomas Coker, Tucker Woodson, William Brown, John Lawrence, Ralph Wilson, William Love, Thomas Shockley, William Love, Barnard Putnam, James Shirley, William Anderson, Richard Sadler, Benjamin Alderidge, John Nash, Adam Crain Jones, William Love, Joseph Brown and others.

Probate Records Available to members of South Carolina Pioneers

  • Abbeville County Land Grants
  • Abbeville Minutes of the Court of Ordinary, Book B (1776-1783)
  • Index to Abbeville County Will Book A 1782-1868
  • Index to Abbeville County Will Book B 1815-1839
  • Index to Abbeville County Will Book C 1839-1855

Transcripts of Wills (1787-1815)

Adams, William ; Agnew, Samuel ; Alexander, Aaron ; Alexander, William ; Astin, James ; Baird, John ; Baird, Thomas ; Baker, Caleb ; Banks, Rivers ; Barksdale, Elizabeth ; Barksdale, Higgason ; Baskin, Hugh ; Bates, Fleming ; Bates, Stephen ; Bayle, Mary ; Bealey, Jane ; Bell, Mathew ; Beraud, John ; Boles, John ; Bond, Robert ; Bouchillon, John ; Bouchillon, Joseph ; Bowman, John ; Bowman, William ; Boyd, William ; Branson, Eli ; Brazbach?, William ; Bredden, Margery ; Brooks, Christopher ; Brown, Cornelius ; Brown, William ; Brownlee, James ; Brownlee, John ; Buchanan, Mary ; Caein, Richard ; Caldwell, John ; Calhoun, Hugh ; Calhoun, James ; Calhoun, Patrick ; Campbell, John ; Campbell, Margery ; Cane, Mary ; Carmichael, William ; Carson, William ; Caruthers, Martha ; Chambers, John ; Chandler, Jesse ; Chiles, James ; Chiles, John ; Chiles, Jonathan ; Chiles, William, Sr. ; Clark, John Huston ; Clark, Samuel ; Clark, William ; Clarke, Benjamin ; Clarke, Mary ; Cochran, Andrew ; Coldwell, John ; Collins, Edward LWT (1837) ; Couey, Samuel ; Covington, William ; Cowan, Andrew ; Cowans, John ; Crozier, James ; Cunningham, David ; Cunningham, James ; Davenport, John ; Davis, Martha ; Delechaux, Sarah ; De La Howe, John ; Delechaux, Jacob ; Donaldson, Mathew ; Drummond,   . . . more . . .




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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Anderson Co. SC Genealogy Records #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Anderson County Genealogy, Wills, Estates

AshtabulaAndersonAndersonIn 1777 after Cherokee Indians signed a treaty ceding its lands to the state, part of the Indian Land became known as Pendleton District (the old deeds also refer to it as the Washington District). In 1790, the town was Pendleton was founded, later becoming a popular summer resort for low country planters in the nineteenth century. In 1826 Pendleton district was divided into Pickens and Anderson Counties. Anderson County was named after the Revolutionary War General Robert Anderson (1741-1812). Most of the early settlers of this area were Scotch-Irish farmers who moved south from Pennsylvania and Virginia in the eighteenth century. 

Early settlers: Drennan, Cox, Morris, Bruster, Watkins, Sego, Chappell, Thompson, Stephens, Hammond, Willson, Tatum, Leonard, Reeves, Neel, Hamilton, Rainey, Herring, Trotter, Rosamon, Morrow, Anderson, Russell, Lawrence, Shelton, Douthit, Dilworth and Pickens.

Wills, Estates, Documents Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

  • Anderson County Will Book A (Abstracts)
  • Map of Anderson County
  • Anderson County Will Book A (Abstracts)
  • Index to Anderson County Will Book A (1791-1834)

    Digital Images of Original Will Documents:

    Names of Testators: Compton, James; Corben, Peter;Dalrumple, Samuel;Findly, Samuel;Gantt, Giles;Gibson, Randolph;Harris, James S., LWT (1831); Major, Elijah, estate (1865);Perkins, Isaac;Pickens, Robert; Pollack, John;Shelton, Lewis;Simms, James;Sinkler, Charles; Smith, John;Thompson, James;Thompson,Mathew;West, Jonathan
  • Index to Anderson County Will Book B 1835-1845

    Digital Images of Original Will Documents:

    Testators: Alexander, Aaron; Bowie, Charles;Bowie, Wesley; Brown, George;Browne, Elijah;Buchanan, Ebenezer; Burriss, James;Burriss, John;Burt, Francis; Burt, Moody;Carson, James;Clarke, Matthew;Clinkscales, Francis; Clinkscales, Levi;Corr, John;Cox, William;Cox, William(2); Dalrymple, Sarah; Dean, Gwinney;Earle, John; Elliott, William; Elliott, William (2);Elrod, Isaac; Elrod, Jeremiah;Emerson, Samuel; Fant, Jesse;Forsythe, William; Gentry, John;Gillison, Archibald; Goode, Lewelling;Gordon, Robert;Griffin, James;Guttry, David; Guyton, Aaron;Guyton, Robert;Harper, John; Harper, William; Harris, James; Harris, John; Harris, Nathaniel; Ingram, John; Jennings, John; Johnson, John; Junkin, Margaret; Junkin, Robert; Kelly, Elisha; Keown, William; Lewis, Eleanor; Lewis, Sarah; Linley, John; Major, Joseph; Martin, David; Martin, David (2); Mason, Ambrose; McAllister, Nathan;McCoy, James; McCurday, William; McFee, Samuel;McGee, Jesse;McGill, Samuel; McLin, Hugh; Milford, John; Miller, Crosby; Mills, Elizabeth; Moorhead, John; 
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    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Barnwell Co. SC Genealogy #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

    Barnwell County Wills, Marriages, Maps

    Barnwell, South CarolinaBarnwell County was originally part of Orangeburg District, and in 1785 it was named Winton County. It was given its current name in 1800 when it was named for John Barnwell (1748-1800), a Revolutionary War Leader. Barnwell County has decreased in size over the years as new counties were created within its boundaries (Aiken in 1871, Bamberg in 1897 and Allendale in 1919). The South Carolina Railroad, which connected Charleston to Hamburg on the Savannah River, was built through this area, creating the towns of Blackville and Williston in the mid-nineteenth century. 

    Early settlers to Orangeburg District: Robert McCampbell, Gabriel Moffitt, W. H. Lacy, Nathaniel Perry, and others. 

    Barnwell County Probate Records Available to members of South Carolina Pioneers
    • Index to Barnwell County Wills (1787-1826)
    • Index to Barnville County Wills (1787-1856)
    • Barnwell County Marriages
    • Barnwell County Wills (abstracted) 1778-1810
    • Barnwell County Wills (abstracted) 1811-1820
    • Barnwell County Wills (abstracted) 1821-1840
    • Barnwell County Wills (abstracted) 1841-1856
    • 1825 Map of Barnwell District

    Transcripts of Miscellaneous Wills and Estates (1787-1798)

    Testators: Abney, Nathaniel; Adams, William; Alexander, Raine ; Ashley, Nathaniel; Bassett, William; Bates, Andrew; Blitchendon, John; Bowie, James; Boyit, William; Brown, Tarlton, Estate, 1845; Browne, Charles; Bryant, John; Burnley, John; Bush, John; Cannon, Reddin; Carrel, Thomas; Chase, Peleg; Chitty, John; Colding, Ann; Collins, James; Cooper, Nicholas; Crossle, William; Davis, James; Dillard, Barbara; Duglas, John; Dyckes, Isaac; Edward, David; Evoritt, William; Filput, Thomas; Fitts, John; Foster,Benjamin;Genkins,Elizabeth; Hankinson, Robert; Hargroves, 
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    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Charleston County SC Wills, Estates, Inventories, Deeds #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet


    Charleston County Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Deeds, Affidavits 1670 to 1868

    Charleston 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. 

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    Charleston County Wills, Estates, Records Available for Members of South Carolina Pioneers

    Images of Wills, Deeds, Appraisals, Inventories 1729 to 1731

    Akins, John | Allen, Richard | Allison, William | Arnold, John to Griffith Rice | Axtell, Daniel to Daniel Axtell Jr. | Ballough, John | Barker, Sarah | Bass, John | Bellinger, William to Mary Donovan | Betteson, John | Betteson, William | Bird, John | Bonneau, Anthony | Brewer, Charles | Brown, Charles | Browne, James | Burnham, Charles | Butler, Christopher | Butler, James | Canty, William, Captain | Canty, William | Carter, Benjamin and wife to William Moore (deed) |Clinch, Alexander | Collins, William | Colwell, John | Cornish, Henry | Cowen, John | Crawford, Samuel | Crichton, George | Cutfield, Richard | Cutfield, Thomas | Danford, Joseph | Dolley, David | Donavan, Daniel | Donnelly, Edward to John Carlow (deed) | Dopson, Joseph | Dormond, Hugh to Thomas Wouvour (deed) | Douglas, George bound to Matthew Beard |Durham, David (deed) to his widow |Eddings, Abraham | Ellery, Thomas | Fushier, Francis | Goodbee, Joseph | Hales, John | Hales, William to Edward Scott(deed)| Hales, William to Edward Scull and Thomas Loveless (deed)| Hancock, Charles | Harbin, Richard to Robert Taylor (deed) | Hepworth, Thomas | Hutchinson, John | Johnson, George to Daniel Green (deed) | Johnson, Governor, Lucas Stoutenburg and Joseph Massey (document) | Johnston, Humphrey | Johnston, William | Jones, Philip | Lambert, John | Lanier, Daniel | LaRoche, Daniel and Thomas (deed) | Laurens, John to Lewis Gourdin (deed) | Lorey, Thomas | Lukewrier, Elizabeth | Lyon, Ebenezer | MacDonald, David | MacDowell, Archibald | Macdowell, Mary | Macpherson, James | MacPherson, Mary | Macintosh, Daniel | Manigault, Peter | McDonald, David | Mikell, Ephraim Sr. | Mills, John | Mills, Richard | Morris, John | Mortimer, John | Newborough, Matthew | Nicholls, Henry | Nichols, Mary | Oade, Nathaniel | Osgood, Thomas Sr. | Paddy, Mathew | Parsons, Martha | Perryman, Benjamin | Price, Thomas | Ramsey, Benjamin | Rowe, Richard | Saltus, Mary to Michael Browler (deed) | Sanders, Abraham | Saunders, Samuel | Scott, Edward | Skine, Alexander | Smith, Thomas Jr. | Spoode, William | Stevens, John | Sulivan, John | Taveroon, Stephen | Tilly, James | Townsend, Joseph | Valley, Thomas | Varino, Jeremiah | Veal, Edward | Verdell, Anthony | Wallace, Elizabeth | Warnock, Andrew  ...more...


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    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Chester County SC Probate Records #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

    Chester County Wills & Estates
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    downtown ChesterChester County and its county seat, the town of Chester, were named for Chester County, Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1785 as part of the larger Camden District but was later transferred to Pinckney District (1791-1800); it became a separate district in 1800. Scotch-Irish settlers from Pennsylvania and Virginia moved into this upstate region beginning about 1755. During the Revolutionary War, American forces under General Thomas Sumter were defeated here at the battle of Fishing Creek in August 1780; the Americans were victorious at Fishdam Ford in November of the same year. The Landsford Canal was built in 1823 to allow boats and barges to bypass rapids on the Catawba River; this canal is now open as a state park. In later years the availability of hydroelectric power encouraged the establishment of textile mills in the area. South Carolina governor, United States senator, and judge Donald S. Russell (1906-1998) lived in Chester as a boy. 

    Early settlers: Price, Akin, Hamilton, Love, Boyd, Featherstone, Griffin, Love, Cherry, Harbison, Dugan, Bell, OBrient, Grisholm, Head, Roden, Hatfield, McLonen, Jordan, Owens, McDaniel, McCannon, McDonald, Harper and Cabean, William Bell. 

    Chester County Records Available for Members of South Carolina Pioneers

    Chester County Will Book A (1779-1797)
    Chester County Will Book B (1792-1802

    Indexes to Probate Records

    • Book C (1803-1805)
    • Book (1789-1819)
    • Book A (1789-1817)
    • Book E (1810-1814)
    • Will Book F (1817)
    • Will Book F-2 (1815-1817)
    • Will Book G (1817-1822)
    • Will Book H (1820-1825)
    • Will Book I (1824-1826)
    • Will Book J (1826-1828)
    • Will Book K (1829-1831)
    • Will Book L (1832-1833)
    • Will Book P (1838-1839)
    • Will Book 3 (1833-1853)
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    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Darlington Co. SC Genealogy Records #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

    Darlington County

    Summerford FarmsDarlington County was formed in 1785 and the county seat is situated in Darlington. It was originally part of the Cheraw District, and later (1888) part of it was given for Florence County and again in (1902) to Lee County. Traditionally, Welsh, Scotch-Irish, and Englishmen farmed this land and ultimately planted cotton. Some early settlers were : David Rogerson Williams (1776-1830), Governor and scientific experimenter, James Lide Coker (1837-1918), Moses Scott, Absalom Gallaway and David R. Coker (1870-1938).

    Darlington County Probate Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

    Indexes to Probate Records

    • Index to Darlington County Will Book 1 (1785-1797)
    • Index to Darlington County Will Book 2 (1798-1812)
    • Index to Darlington County Will Book 3 (1813)
    • Index to Darlington County Will Book 4 (1814-1840)
    • Index to Darlington County Will Book 10 (1838-1853)

    Darlington County Will Book 1 (1785-1797); Digital Images of Transcripts

    Gallaway, Absalom James, William | Scott, Moses | Webb, Jolly
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    Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    Edgefield Co. SC Genealogy Records #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

    Edgefield County Wills, Estates, Deeds

    1890 EdgefieldThe county was formed in 1785 as part of Ninety Six District; parts of Edgefield later went to form Aiken (1871), Saluda (1895), Greenwood (1897), and McCormick (1916) counties. The county seat is the town of Edgefield. The northern part of the Ninety Six was previously inhabited by Cherokee Indians. The southern part adjoined the Savannah River and was used as hunting grounds by the Creeks, Savannahs and other tribes. Edgefield country was trafficked by white men who created a lucrative trade with the Indians for their buffalo and beaver skins and who exported as many as two hundred and fifty thousand skins a year from the state. It was not until 1748 that permanent settlements were made along the Savannah River. Families trickled in from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Holland and France as well as from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Others, forbidden to deal in slavery, fled from Georgia to make their plantations along the Savannah River. The first Scotch families settled on the Saluda side of Edgefield south of Chappells Ferry. The site was located near a hill where large chestnut trees grew. Later, the Baptist Church of Chestnut Hill was later organized and built. They called the settlement Scotland. Among the first Scots was Joseph Culbreath, born near Plymouth Scotland in 1747, who was brought to Edgefield by his father, Edward Culbreath in 1756. The father died a year later, leaving his sons, Joseph, John, Daniel and Edward. The sons all lived to be over the ages of 70. The family of Harry Hazel came with the Culbreaths to the new country. In 1770 a ferry was established over the Saluda River on the land of Robert Cunningham and another one over the Savannah River, opposite to Augusta in Georgia. Edgefield was the site of several Revolutionary War skirmishes and was defended by those who had settled from North Carolina and Virginia. One such family was that of William Abney who had settled about a mile or so from Scotland in 1772. Nathaniel Abney served as a captain of a militia company under Major Andrew Williamson at Ninety Six. Opposing the patriots was the Stewart family whose homestead was located on Tosty Creek on the Saluda. 

    Early settlers: Peter Finson, Francis W. Pickens, Benjamin Tilman, General Martin Witherspoon Cary, Allen Bailey, Nathan Melton, William Daniel, William Tobler, Spencer Hawes, George Miller, Jeremiah Lamar, Robert Gardner, David Pitts, Arthur Watson, Nathaniel Abney, Jesse Griffin, George Bender, Michael Burkhalter, Thomas Spraggins, Mathew Devore, Allen Burton, George Kyser, Nathaniel Bacon, Wright Nicholson, Joseph McGinnis, John Oliphant, John Blalock, Benjamin Buzbie, Robert Jennings, Jessy Rountree, Amos Richardson, Hezekiah Gentry, Benjamin Hightower, Thomas turk, Stephen Garrett and others.

    Edgefield county Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

    • Edgefield County Wills, Bks A, B and C, 1775-1835 (abstracts)
    • Index to Edgefield County Will Book D, 1836-1853
    • 1817 Map of Edgefield County

    Miscellaneous Edgefield County Wills, Deeds, etc. (Images and Transcripts)

    • Adams, John (LWT) 1823
    • Adams, John Deed to William McDaniel (1816)
    • Adams, John Deed to Joel McLemore (1819)
    • Adams, John Deed to Henry Anderson
    • Adams, John Deed to John Hinson(1824)
    • Ballentine, Hugh, 1809 Promise
    • Bolger, Elizabeth
    • Bush, Isaac
    • Cary, William
    • Ferguson, William
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Names of Fairfield Co. SC Testators to Old Wills #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy

    Fairfield County Wills and Estates

    Mayfair PlantationThe county was formed in 1785 as part of Ninety Six District and Camden County; parts of Edgefield later went to form Aiken (1871), Saluda (1895), Greenwood (1897), and McCormick. The town of Winnsboro, which was settled around 1755, is the county seat. It was settled both by Scotch-Irish immigrants from northern colonies, and by English and French Huguenot cotton planters from the low country. In the colonial period this area was a center for the Regulator movement, which sought to bring law and order to the backcountry. During the Revolutionary War, Lord Cornwallis made his headquarters in Winnsboro from October 1780 to January 1781.

    Early Settlers: Mobley, Killpatrick, Maple, Walker, Hendrix, Austin, Woodward, Williams, Sights, Gibson, Andrews, Thompson, Brown, McKinstry, Alston, Marple, McCaulley, Durham, Davis, McMorris, Martin, Bell, Minor Winn, James Robertson, Benjamin Cleveland, and others.

    Wills and Estate Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

    Fairfield County Will Book A (abstracts)

    Fairfield County Will Book 1: Transcripts (1787-1791)

    Testators: Arledge, Moses; Beasley, Jacob; Belton, Sarah; Briggs, Frederick; Brown, Jacob; Carden, Larkin; Carledge, Isaac; Colfman, Charles; Dods, John; Fellows, Mathias; Graves, James; Hill, William; Hornsby, Leonard; Lewis, John; Lowe, Isaac; Marple, Thomas; McCreight, William; McMaster, Hugh; Miller, Alexander; Neal, Samuel; Owens, Thomas; Peay, George; Phillips, Robert; Robertson, Henry ; Rogers, John; Routledg, Thomas; Scott, George; Starns, Peter; Young, John

    Fairfield County Will Book 2: Transcripts (1792-1795)

    Testators: Aiken, Charles; Andrews, James; Andrews, John; Auston, Elizabeth; Bell, Thomas; Bennett, Sarah; Boney, Jacob; Brown, Robert; Burns, Dennis; Camron, Joseph; Cassity, Peter; Cockrel, Moses; Coleman, Robert; Colhoun, James; Colhoun, William; Collins, Moses; Cook, Esther; Cork, John; Dods, Joseph; Evans, David; Frazer, William; Funderburgh, Henry; Gamble, Hugh; Gamble, Samuel; Gibson, Jacob; Hardage, James; Hays, Mathew; Holles, Moses; Holmes, William; Hugeley, Henry; Johnson, James ...more...




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    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Greenville County SC Genealogy #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

    Greenville County Probate Records

    Greenville, SC

    Greenville 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. 

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    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,  . . . more . . .




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    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Names of Horry County SC Ancestors #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

    Ancestor Databases: Horry County Wills and Estates

    Horry County Court HouseHorry 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;.

    Horry County 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,  . . . more . . .




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    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Kershaw Co. SC Probate Records #genealogy #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.

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

    Maps

    • Map of Plantations in Lower Kershaw County

    Indexes to probate Records

    • Will Book A (1770-1826)
    • Will Book N1 (1776-1833)
    • Unrecorded Wills (1789-1816)
    • Will Book A1 (1781-1820)
    • Will Book C
    • 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.  . . . more . . .



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    Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Laurens Co. SC Wills, Estates #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

    Laurens County Probate Records

    Laurens County SC Court HouseLaurens County was established in 1785 as part of the Ninety Six District. It was named for Revolutionary War leader Henry Laurens (1724-1792). Settlers were Scotch-Irish and English immigrants who came in the early eighteenth century. When Revolutionary War battles such as the battle of Musgroves Mill on August 18 of 1780 were fought in the county, it was discovered that many of its residents were loyalists. 

    Early Settlers: McCain, Drew, Kellett, Miller, Millwee, Hellans, Allison, Prather, McNight, Logan, Cunningham, Ferguson, Adair, Baugh, Lewis, Starnes, Musgrove, Fowler, Arnall, Armstrong, Walker, Akins, Fowler, Garner, Dunlap, Simmons, Bailey, Griffin, Montgomery, Mahaffy, Coker, McCrary, Green, East, Crage, Stevens, Johnson, Goodman, Pollock, Garrot, Holcomb, Day and Middleton.

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

    Abstracts of Last Wills and Testaments

    • Laurens County Will Book A (1787-1789), abstracts
    • Laurens County Will Book C (1797-1807), abstracts
    • Laurens County Will Book D (1799-1817), abstracts
    • Laurens County Will Book E (1819-1825), abstracts
    • Index to Laurens County Will Book A (1766-1802)
    • Index to Laurens County Will Book F (1826-1834)

    Digital Images of Wills, Book E, 1836-1839

    Names of Testators: Allen, Sally ; Anderson, David ; Beal, Even ; Bell, David ; Blakely, James ; Calhoun, John ; Cheek, Ellis ; Cole, Mary ; Cummings, John ; Dunlap, Matthew ; Goodwin, William ; Hamilton, Jane ; Jones, Edward ; Leek, Bryant ; Leeman, Hugh ; McClintock, Martha ; McCoy, John ; McMeese, Robert ; Middlesperger, Abraham ; Pool, James ; Poole, Seth ; Potts, William ; Reece, William ; Robeson, Bennet ; Simpson, Sarah; Swan, Rebecca ; Wait, John ; Watson, Elijah

    Misc. Laurens County, South Carolina Wills and Estates (images and transcripts)

    • Bailey, James, LWT, 1825, transcript
    • Bennett Richard, LWT, 1820
    • Brazeale, Enoch, LWT, 1825, transcript
    • Brown, Roger, LWT, 1825, transcript
    • Burnside, Thomas, 1825, transcript
    • Burnside, William, 1825, transcript
    • Carter, Robert, LWT, 1825, transcript
    • Cason, John, Sr., LWT
    • Garey, Charles, LWT, 1805
    • Garrett, Ambrose, LWT, 1840
    • Garrett, Hannah, LWT, 1821
    • Garrett, Jesse, LWT, 1853
    • Garrett, John, LWT, 1806
    • Garrot, Edward, LWT, 1794
    • Glenn, Alexander, LWT, 1825, transcript
    • Gordon, Ann, LWT, 1825, transcript
    • Holcombe, Richard, LWT, 1804
    • Jones, Joseph, 1825, transcript
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    Marion Co. SC Genealogy Records #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

    Marion County Wills and Estates

    Marion Court HouseMarion County was initially created in 1785 as the county of Liberty in old Georgetown District, one of the original judicial districts created in 1769. In 1798 when courthouse districts were created in South Carolina, the name Marion District was named after General Francis Marion who was born in St. John;'s Parish, near Georgetown, South Carolina. Early settlers: William; Britton, Joseph Burch, John; Burnett, Joshua Dennis, James; Crawford, Joseph Gregg, William; Griggs, James; Keen, Edwards Owens, Daniel Stone, Anthony Sweet, Jesse Wiggins.

    Marion County Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers
    • Index to Marion County Will Book I (1796-1853).

    Transcripts of Marion County Wills, 1796 to 1840

    Testators: Allen, Bennett; Arrington, Benjamin; Avant, Abraham; Ayres, Darius; Baley, William;; Ballard, Rachel; Barrow, Benjamin Post; Bartell, Mary; Bass, Right; Beckwith, Henry; Bellune, James C.; Benson, John; Berry, Eli; Bethea, John; Bethea, Philip; Bethea, William; Bigham, James; Bird, Arthur; Britton, Stephen; Britton, William; Brown, Edward; Brown, Jeremiah; Brown, Samuel; Bryant, Jesse; Burch, Joseph; Burkett, Thomas; Burnett, John; Campbell, James; Campbell, Peter; Carter, Josiah; Carter, Stephen R.; Clark, Joseph; Coward, John; Coxe, Judith; Crawford, James; Creel, James; Davis, Benjamin; Davis, Francis; Davis, Hanna; Davis, James; Davis, Joseph; Davis, P. F.; Davis, William; Dees, Arthur; Dees, Malakiah; Dennis, Joshua; Dennis, Thomas Sr.; Dew, Christopher Sr.; DeWitt, Thomas; Douge, Tully; Dozier, Ann; Dozier, John; Dozier, Leonard; Drew, Thomas; Edwards, Samuel; Evans, Nathan; Exum, Benjamin; Exum, Robert; Exum, William; Finkler, John; Flowers, Nathan; Ford, Preserved; Fore, Judith; Foxworth, James; Foxworth, Job; Gibson, Jordan; Godbold, Thomas; Gourley, Joseph; Greaves, William Henry; Greavis, John; Gregg, James; Gregg, John; Gregg, Joseph; Gregg, Robert; Gregg, William Sr.; Grice, James; Grice, William; Griggs, William; Harlee, Thomas Sr.; Harrell, James; Harrell, Lewis; Harrelson, Jeremiah; Harrelson, Lewis; Haselden, William; Hays, Benjamin; Hinds, Robert; Hodges, Moses; Hodge, Robert; Holland, James; Hooks,   . . . more . . .




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    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    Marlboro Co. SC Genealogy Records - Wills, Estates #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

    Marlboro County Probate Records

    Wedge PlantationMarlboro County, originally spelled Marlborough, was created in 1785 as part of the Cheraw District. Marlboro County itself was named for John Churchill (1650-1722) the first Duke of Marlborough and British commander. One of his descendants was Sir Winston Churchill. Some of the first settlers were Welsh Baptists from Delaware who established the Welsh Neck region around 1737. English and Scotch-Irish settlers settlers came to this region to grow cotton. The county seat is Bennettsville. 

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    Index to Probate Records

    • Index to Marlboro County Will Book A (1787 to 1853)

    Transcripts of Wills (1787 to 1803)

    Testators: Thomas Bingham; Robert Blair, George Cherry; Archibald Colquohoun; Margaret Colquohoun; Jesse Council; John Covington; Moses Craner; Josiah Evans; Shadrick Fuller; Mary Gordon; William hardwick; George Hicks; Thomas James; Thomas Lide; Joseph Lister; Aaron Manship; Joseph Maxwell; Joseph McDaniel; Isaac Neavel; Moses Pearson, Claudius Perguies; Leavy Quick; Lewis Stubbs; William Stubbs; Elizabeth Stroud; Joel Winfield.

    Miscellaneous Estates 1789 to 1830

    • Conner, James
    • Conner, Lewis
    • Conner Thomas
    • Conner, William

    Miscellaneous Deeds

    • Misc. Deeds 1786-99; 1802-1808
    • Misc. Deeds 1786-96

    Transcripts of Marlboro County Wills (1804 to 1826)

    Testators: Ammons, Thomas ;Bedgegood, Malachi Nicholas ;Bennett, William ;Bethea, Jesse ;Brigman, Isaac ;Brown, Edmund ;Brown, William ;Burn, Absalom ;Campbell, Robert (Captain) ;Cochran, Thomas; Colquhoun, Margaret ;Cottingham, Charles ;Cottingham, Jonathan Sr. ;Covington, John W. ;Covington, Robert ;Crosland, Edward ; David, Elizabeth ;Davis, Mary ;Dunnam, William ;Edwards, Mary ;Elerbe, William ;Evans, Elizabeth ;Evans, John; Forniss, William ;Harry, David  . . . more . . .



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