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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Richland County SC Wills, Estates #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Richland County South Carolina Wills

Millwood PlantationRichland 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

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Book 1787-1853
  • Will Book C (1787 to 1805)
  • Will Book G (1806 to 1823)
  • Will Book H (1823 to 1834)
  • Will Book K (1834 to 1839)
  • Will Book L, Part 1(1840 to 1858)
  • 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, Mary.

Transcripts 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, Robert

Transcripts 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. . . . more . . .




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Monday, January 21, 2019

Richland Co. SC Wills and Estates #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy

Richland County South Carolina Wills

Millwood PlantationRichland 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

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Book 1787-1853
  • Will Book C (1787 to 1805)
  • Will Book G (1806 to 1823)
  • Will Book H (1823 to 1834)
  • Will Book K (1834 to 1839)
  • Will Book L, Part 1(1840 to 1858)
  • 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, Mary.

Transcripts 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, Robert

Transcripts 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. . . . more . . .




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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Newberry Co. SC Wills, Estates #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Newberry County Probate Records

Bush 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. 

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

Images of Abstracts of Deeds

  • Deed Book A, 1776 to 1791 (Index)
  • Deed Book B, 1792 to 1794 (Index)
  • Deed Book C, 1794 to 1797 (Index)
  • Deed Book D, 1797 to 1798 (Index)
  • Deed Book E, 1798 to 1800 (Index)
  • Deed Book F, 1800 to 1803 (Index)
  • Deed Book G, 1803 to 1804 (No Index)
  • Deed Book H, 1804 to 1805 (No Index)

Indexes to Probate Records

  • General Index to Wills 1776-1858
  • Will Bk L, some abstracts
  • Will Book A (1776 to 1814)
  • Wills and Estates 1776-1850
  • Wills and Inventories 1787-1796
  • Wills and Inventories 1800-1803
  • Wills and Inventories 1803-1810
  • Wills and Inventories 1809-1814
  • Wills and Inventories 1816-1818
  • Inventories and Sales, Book B
  • Will Book E (1805 to 1826)
  • Will Book F (1823 to 1860)
  • Will Book 4 (1840 to 1858)

Abstracts and Typed Transcripts, Wills, Inventories, Estates

  • Wills and Inventories 1776 to 1814
  • Wills and Inventories 1800 to 1814
  • Wills and Inventories 1809 to 1814
  • Book A, 1776=1796
  • Book B, 1796-1800
  • Book C, 1800-1803
  • Book D, 1803-1810
  • Book E, 1809-1814
  • Book F, 1815-1818

Miscellaneous

  • Marriage Contract between John Folks and Eve Margrete Dickert
  • Charles Littleton gives Release to Wadlington

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 . . . more . . .






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Images of York County SC Wills #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Images of York County Wills, Estates, Land Warrants

York CountyYork 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

|Adams, Francis |Adams, Margaret |Alexander, Hester |Alexander, Herman |Allison, Albert |Allison, Robert |Anderson, Ann |Ardry, William |Armstrong, Arthur |Armstrong, James |Armstrong, Mary |Armstrong, Robert |Barnes, John |Barnhill, John |Barnett, Thomas (2) |Barnette, Richard |Barron, John |Barron, Thomas |Barry, Jane |Barry, John Sr. |Barry, Roger |Barry, Samuel |Bartlett, Daniel |Bates, John |Bates, Robert |Baxter, Mary |Baxter, William |Beamgarde, Godfrey |Beard, Jane |Benson, Jacob |Bigger, Moses |Bigger, William |Black, John |Black, Robert |Blair, Samuel |Blaylock, Jeremiah |Boggs, Aron |Boyd, Joseph |Boyd, Thomas Sr. |Bozewell, Robert |Bradley, Ellfyday |Bradley, Samuel |Bratton, Martha |Bridges, Thomas |Brown, Joseph |Brown, Robert |Brumfield, Elizabeth |Bryan, James |Buchanan, Samuel |Camp, William |Campbell, Elizabeth 
...more....


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Spartanburg County SC Wills and Estates #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Spartanburg County Probate Records

Spartanburg

Spartanburg County and the city of Spartanburg were named for the Spartan Regiment, which was a local militia unit which fought in the Revolutionary War. The county itself was formed in 1785 and was part of Ninety Six District. It became part of the Pinckney District from 1791 to 1799. In 1897, part of Spartanburg County went to form Cherokee County. During the late 18th century, an influx of the Scotch-Irish moved into this area from Pennsylvania and Virginia. A famous resident was hymn writer and publisher William Walker (1809-1875) and Army general William C. Westmoreland (1914-2005). 

Spartanburg County Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

  • Index to Spartanburg County Will Book A (1787-1820)
  • Index to Spartanburg County Will Book B (1821-1830)
  • Index to Spartanburg County Will Book C (1830-1835)

Transcripts of Spartanburg County Wills (1787-1816)

Testators:- John Arnold, James Ballenger, Andrew Barry, Robert Benson, Sally Bobo, Benjamin Bonner, George Brewton, David Bruton, William Cooper, Thomas Darby, Jesse Davis, Anthony Foster, Henry Foster, Isham Foster, Moses Foster, William Foster, Peter Frie, Amey Golightly, John Gowen, William Gowen, Edward Hering, John Hewiatt, Benjamin High, Thomas House, Charles James, Christopher Johnson, Margaret Jourdan, Samuel Lancaster, Absalom Lancaster, Zackariah Leatherwood, Joel Lewis, John Lewis, Edward Lipscomb, Samuel Lotts, George McCarter, Charles McClain, Thomas Meadows, William Menders, Michael Miller, Henry O'Neill, Sarah Penny, Thomas . . . more . . .



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Monday, January 7, 2019

Images of Union Co. SC Wills and Estates #southcarolinapioneersnet #scgenealogy

Union County Wills and Cemeteries

Battle of BlackstockUnion 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. 
. . . more . . .




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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Where to Find the Oldest Records for Charleston SC

Where to Find the Oldest Records for Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Harbor 18th Century


Online at South Carolina Pioneers https://southcarolinapioneers.net/

Charleston, SC is a gem of information for those researching Colonial ancestors. One should realize that Charleston was a port of entry dating from 1670, having been officially declared a port city in 1682. In the olden days this was an active port of entry for European immigrants as well as for merchants who traded goods in Europe and in the West Indies. Charleston attracted a busy flowing economy. Pirates also found their way to the port city as is evidenced by affidavits and old deeds. The Charleston records survived and should be researched as a possibility for finding Colonial ancestors. South Carolina Pioneers.net has an online collection of wills, estates and deeds dating from 1671 to 1868. Should you wish to see the names of the oldest residents who left wills or estates, the following link is advisable 

Because the records were properly indexed, this link is a good time-saving resource for any genealogist. However, to view the actual documents, one must become a member.



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Names of Williamsburg Co. SC Ancestors - Wills and Estates - #southcarolinapioneersnet #genealogy

Williamsburg County South Carolina Wills and Estates

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.

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

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

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

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

Testators: Barr, George | Barr, Jane Sr. | Barrett, Agness | Bennett, Henry | Bennett, Robert | 
. . . more . . .



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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Names of Richland Co. SC Ancestors #southcarolinapioneersnet #genealogy

Richland County South Carolina Wills

Millwood PlantationRichland 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

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Book 1787-1853
  • Will Book C (1787 to 1805)
  • Will Book G (1806 to 1823)
  • Will Book H (1823 to 1834)
  • Will Book K (1834 to 1839)
  • Will Book L, Part 1(1840 to 1858)
  • 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, Mary.

Transcripts 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, Robert

Transcripts 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.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Names of SC Ancestors ---> Darlington County #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

Darlington County Will Book 2 (1798-1812); Digital Images of Transcripts

Beasley, John | Berry, William | Cannon, George | Cole, James | Connell, William | Cuttino, Elizabeth | DeWitt, Charles | Fountain, William | Ganey, Isaac | Gee, William | Hafe, John | Hafe, John (2) | Ham, Henry | Harrell, John | Harts, James ...more...




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Friday, December 28, 2018

Names of SC Ancestors - - - > Union County #southcarolinapioneersnet #genealogy

Union County Wills and Cemeteries

Battle of BlackstockUnion 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.

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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   ...more...



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Names of Those who Left Wills in Darlington Co SC

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).

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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

Darlington County Will Book 2 (1798-1812); Digital Images of Transcripts

Beasley, John | Berry, William | Cannon, George | Cole, James | Connell, William | Cuttino, Elizabeth | DeWitt, Charles | Fountain, William | Ganey, Isaac | Gee, William | Hafe, John | Hafe, John (2) | Ham, Henry | Harrell, John | Harts, James | Hatchel, Morris | Hixon, Thomas | Kimbrough, Hannah | Mackintosh, John | McBride, Archibald | McBride, Sally | McCall, John | Mercer, Jesse | Mikell, Anne | Mixon, Mica | Muldrow, William | Nettles, Zachariah | Newberry, Jesse | Orr, John | Pawley, James | Pugh, Evan | Trivitt, Elliott | Revell, Matthew | Russell, James Jr. | Russell, Michael | Russell, Michael (2) | Sanders, Nathaniel | Smith, John | Stanley, Thomas | Teele, Christopher | Thomas, Solomon | Thornhill, John | Wilds, Mary, Mrs. | Wingate, Edward | Wood, Joseph | Wright, Benjamin

Darlington County Wills, Book 3 (1813); digital images of transcripts

    | Brown, Jesse | Parnal, James



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Friday, December 21, 2018

Why Genealogists Need to Identify the Neighbors

Why Genealogists Need to Identify the Neighbors

The tax digest is a solid means of identifying the neighbors of ancestors. Each district has a representative (usually a captain) who lists the names and acreage in his neighborhood. And it is certainly worth the effort to make a copy of this neighborhood, because these people will confirm that you have the correct ancestor. Example. Suppose that your ancestor was one of the John Smith's in the county. A search of the deeds, wills, estates and marriages could easily create a disaster. That is why the names of the neighbors are so important. They witnessed documents, deeded properties, and married daughters and sons. A deed for John Smith which contains some of the names from your ancestor's district will help clarify that you have the correct John Smith. Common names were frequently used in the old days and it is easy to get confused. Now, suppose there is a daughter who married a John Smith. It is very important to ascertain his exact birth and death dates, and the local church graveyard is a good source for this. One must be exacting in the details, because confusion is always nearby!

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Consider Using a Genealogy Work-Around

Consider Using a Genealogy Work-Around!

WilliamsburgSometimes all that we need is a few good ideas (or clues) as to where to search next. Many complaints evolve around unfound marriage records and estates (or wills). Yet there are "work arounds" for all genealogy issues. While one cannot always complete the puzzle, they can form the surrounding pieces. Picture an incomplete farm house, then search for the barns, roads, fences, wells, trees, flowers, etc. The farm house represents the family itself, while the surrounding areas complete the neighborhood structure with friends, relatives and community affairs. Actually, it is the neighborhood which is so revealing of the family tree. Local churches and graveyards identify the neighbors and in-laws that you could not find in the marriage records. Most States did not require marriages to be filed at the court house until after 1900. That means that those which do appear on the records (before 1900) are but a small sampling of what "lshould be." Small farms were building their homes upon virgin lands. The neighbors were few and far between. Who else would the daughters marry, unless they traveled some distance to visit other relatives? Clues do exist. The secret is familiarizing oneself with the surrounding puzzle pieces. This type of familiarity can begin by carefully reading all of the tombstones in the old section of church graveyards, even photographing them for later reference. The names which appear in the old section also 
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Friday, December 7, 2018

The Genealogy Clock

The Genealogy Clock

old clockThe time which one spends searching for the ancestors cannot be measured. That is because long before the body takes off on a field trip or searches records, the brain is forever working problems, ascertaining facts, recalling dates and places, and trying to discover answers. Searching for the ancestors is a blessed gift, because it teaches us to "remember." Anyone who researches a particular lineage does not have to continuously refer to notes. That is because the genealogy clock is always on duty, reminding. Reminding. How handy is it to visit the archives and while examining books and microfilm, recognize your people? As long as the dates are correct, we stay on track. Because it is so easy to get confused while we are tracing a generation of folks not within the scope of the correct time-frame. Because we remember the roads to the old ancestral homes, this sense of direction, combined with easy recall of dates and the frequent search for answers, spills over into brain power which is a good thing because it enhances the memory!



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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Images or Richland County SC Wills and Estates #southcarolinapioneersnet

Richland County South Carolina Wills

Millwood PlantationRichland 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.

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Indexes to Probate Records

  • Will Book 1787-1853
  • Will Book C (1787 to 1805)
  • Will Book G (1806 to 1823)
  • Will Book H (1823 to 1834)
  • Will Book K (1834 to 1839)
  • Will Book L, Part 1(1840 to 1858)
  • 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, Mary.

Transcripts 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, Robert ...more names...



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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Marion County, SC Wills and Estates. See Names. #genealogy

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.

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  • 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 ...more...



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Friday, November 30, 2018

Capt. Christian Huck Looted the Bratton House

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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We have added the Names of Wills in Pendleton County SC

Images of Estates 1793 to 1799 in Pendleton County (filed in Anderson County)

Alexander, David; Anderson, Moses; Bennison, George; Brickell, James and Susannah; Brown, William; Clements, Jesse; Cobb, Henry; Cobb, John; Compton, James; Corban, Peter; Cox, Beverly; Dalrumple, Samuel; Deale, Clement; Deale, Stewart; Farrar, Seth; Finley, John; Finleyson, Samuel; Franklin, Isham; Gant, Giles; Garner, James; Gibson, G.; Gibson, Randle; Greer, James; Hall, Nathaniel; Hallum, Thomas; James, Griffith; Johnston, John; Kimpton, James; Lefley, William; Linley or Finley, John; Linsley or Finley, John; Lowry, Daniel; Mauldin, Harris; McCambridge, John; McVey, William; Newman, Johnston; Norris, John; Perkins, Isaac; Pickens, John; Pickens, Robert; Pollock, John; Ralston, Robert; Reese, Thomas; Reece, Thomas Sidney; Roe, Solomon; Simms, James; Sims, James; Sinkler, Charles; Sloan, William; Smith, Benjamin; Steele, Lesley Isaac; Stevenson, John; Stone, William; Thomas, Evan; Thompson, Matthew; Tillet, William Asa Town; Tomson, James; Twitty, John; Watson, James; West, Jonathan; Whilton, Lewis; Whitmire, Michael; Wood, Jesse;



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