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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hampton Plantation near Georgetown, SC #history #southcarolinapioneers.net

Hampton Plantation
By Jeannette Holland Austin

Hampton PlantationThe Hampton Plantation is situated beside the lower Santee River, south of Georgetown, South Carolina. The actual construction of the house was probably begun about 1735 for Noah Serre, an early pioneer to the area. In those days, the center portion of the house was built first, with wings added later on. In this instance it was Daniel Huger Horry, the son-in-law of Serre, who enlarged the six-room structure. He has a two-story ballroom on one end and large bedrooms and sitting rooms on the other end. After a visit of George Washington, the six-column portico and impediment was added. Open to the public, it is located 8 miles north of McClellanville, off routes 17 and 857. 

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Pickens Co. SC Genealogy, Wills #genealogy #southcarolinapioneers.net

Pickens County Probate Records

Table RockMarietta title=In 1791, the state legislature established Washington District, an area which is composed of present-day Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Oconee counties. In 1798, Washington District was divided into Greenville and Pendleton Districts. Pendleton District was composed of what later became Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens. Due to the growing population and poor transportation facilities in the Pendleton District, in 1826, the legislature divided it into a lower part known as Anderson District and an upper part called Pickens District. This land which included all of the present day Oconee and Pickens Counties. Pickens District was named for the American Revolutionary was hero, General Andrew Pickens. Originally the own of Pickens was located in the center of the district on the western bank of the Keowee River. This location is now called Old Pickens. In 1868, the Pickens District was divided into Oconee and Pickens Counties and a town of Pickens (county seat) was begun.

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Transcripts of Pickens County Wills (1828-1863)
Testators: Abbott, John; Ables, John W.;Addis, Samuel;Alexander, Daniel D.;Alexander, Elisha;Alexander, Thomas; Alexander, William;Allgood, Barnett;Anderson, Susan; Anderson, Susannah; Armstrong, Benjamin; Arnold, William Sr.; Baker, Lemuel M.; Baker, Richard; Ballinger, John L.; Barker, James; Barnett, Elijah; Barrett, William; Barton, Caleb; Barton, David; Boatright, William; Boggs, G. W. B.; Bowen, John; Bowen, William; Brewer, James; Brown, Lewis; Burdine, Tally; Cane, William; Capehart, Leonard; Carne, Thomas William; Carne, William; Cassell, John; Clayton, John; Cleveland, Benjamin; Cleveland, Eli; Cobb, John; Cooper, Sion; Craig, John; Davis, Eli; Davis, Joseph; Davis, Sarah; Day, William; Dendy, James H.; Dickson, William; Dodd, William Sr.; Drummons, James; Duff, Mary; Durham, Charles; Earle, Samuel; Ellis, Gideon Sr.; Evatt, Hundley; Ferguson, Andrew; Ferguson, Elisha; Ferguson, Nancy; Field, John Sr.; Fitzgerald, Ambrose; Fleming, John L.; Foster, Robert S. C.; Freeman, Benton; Freeman, David; Gaines, Henry; Gaines, James; Gaines, Richard; Garner, Nancy; Gassaway, Thomas; Gibson, Zachariah; Gilliland, John; Gordon, Nathaniel; Grant, James; Grant, William; Grisham, Elizabeth; Grisham, John; Guyton, Jacob; Hall, Hugh; Hall, Jesse; Hallum, Richard; Hallum, Thomas; Hamilton, David; Hamilton, Jane; Hanes, John; Hambree, Edward; Hanes, John; Harbin, Thomas W.; Hardin, Robert Carrol; Hays, Solomon;Hendricks, Larkin Sr.; Hendricks, Moses; Hester, Alfred; Hill, George; Holland, D. T.; Hughes, Henry R.; Humphreys, Catherine; Humphreys, David; Humphrey, David; Hunt, H. C.; Isbell, Pendleton; Isbell, Sidney; Ivester, Hugh; Jenkins, Andrew; Jolly, William; Jones, Jabez; Jones, J. F.; Keith, John; Keith, Waren Davis; Keith, William L.; Kilpatrick, John C.; Kilpatrick, John C. Jr.; Kirksey, Silas; Land, Isaac; Lanier, Bird; Lawrence, Joseph N.; Lawrence, Rachel; Lay, Charles; Lay, John; Lewis, Jacob; Lewis, Jesse P.; Lewis, Lindamira; Lidai, John; Liddell, George Washington; Lively, Thomas Sr.; Lodon, J. P.;Malear, Robert; Mansell, Joshua; Maret, John; Maret, Stephen; Mauldin, Jane;Maxwell, Robert; Mayfield, Tempy; McAdams, James Sr.; McDonald, Henry; McWhorter, Jeremiah; McWhorter, John; McWhorter, O.; Messer, Samuel; Miller, Elisha; Miller, Isaac; Miller, John C.; Miller, Robert L.; Moody, Daniel; Moody, Martin; Moore, Burt; Morgan, Morgan; Morris, Robert; Moss, Frederick; Mullinnex, William G.; Murphree, Levi; Murphree, Moses; Murphree, William;Neal, John; Neel, John; Nevill, Jesse; Nicholson, Hannah; Niebuhr, J. P.; Niebuhr, Rebecca; Norton, Jeptha H.; Osbendorff, John;Parsons, James; Pee, Richard;Perritt, Burrell;Perry, Benjamin;Perry, E. M.;Petty, Ambrose;Phillips, Levi;Pickens, Eliza;Porter, Mary; Pugh, David;Reeder, A. P.;Reeder, Elizabeth; Reeder, Thomas Milton; Reid, Joseph; Rice, Isaac; Richardson, Noel; Robinson, Allen; Robinson, Jeremiah; Robinson, Samuel; Robinson, William; Robinson, William W.; Rogers, Felix; Rogers, James; Roper, Gideon; Roper, Joshua; Russell, David; Russell, Edy; Sanders, James; Sanders, William; Shell, Henry; Simpson, William; Smith, Benjamin; Smith, Job;Smith, Jobe; Southerland, James; Steele, Esther; Stephens, Daniel; Stribling, Jesse; Suggs, Jesse Sr.; Swafford, John; Terrell, Aaron; Thomas, Bryant; Trammel, Thomas;Trotter, Henry; Trotter, James; Verner, John; Visage, Thomas; White, Alexander; Whitmire, Henry; Williams, Joseph; Williams, William; Winchester, Willoughby; Wood, Joseph; Young, Stephen; Yow, Demcy 

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Images of Chester Co. SC Wills & Esttes #genealogy #southcarolinapioneers.net

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
    Chester County Will Book C (1803-1805)
    Index to Chester County Will Book (1789-1819)
    Index to Chester County Will Book A (1789-1817)
    Index to Chester County Will Book E (1810-1814)
    Index to Chester County Will Book F (1817)
    Index to Chester County Will Book F-2 (1815-1817)
    Index to Chester County Will Book G (1817-1822)
    Index to Chester County Will Book H (1820-1825)
    Index to Chester County Will Book I (1824-1826)
    Index to Chester County Will Book J (1826-1828)
    Index to Chester County Will Book K (1829-1831)
    Index to Chester County Will Book L (1832-1833)
    Index to Chester County Will Book P (1838-1839)
    Index to Chester County Will Book 3 (1833-1853)

    Chester County Will Book A (1779-1795), Transcripts
    Testators: Archer, Alexander;Archer, William;Attabery, William;Bell, John; Bond, Isom;Bradford, Robert;Braidy, Alexander;Brown, James;Brown, Katharine;Carter, Benjamin;Colvin, John;Cooper, Hugh;Crosby, Richard; Crosby, Thomas;Culp, Peter;Dods, John;Donly, Hugh;Flemming, John; Franklin, Thomas;Gaston, John;Gill, John;Gore, Elizabeth;Haroer, Daniel;Henderson, Edward;Hitchcock, John;Hitchcock, John(2);Hughes, Thomas;Kidd, John;Knox, John;Loveing, Christopher;Marrick, John; Martin, William;McDonald, Timothy;McKinney, Patrick;Moffet, William; Moor, James;Moor, James;Morris, Thomas;Neely, James;Nisbet, James; Quinton, Samuel;Rainey, Robert;Rives, Nathaniel;Roberson, James; Rogers, John;Sadler, Isaac;Sealey, John;Sleeker, George;Steavenson, David;Steel, James;Stephenson, James;Stewart, RobertStrong, James; Taylor, William;Walker, John;Walker, Robert;Wall, Drury;Weer, William; Weir, William (2) 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Images of Kershaw Co. SC Wills & Estates #genealogy #southcarolinapioneers.net

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.

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Map of Plantations in Lower Kershaw County
Index to Kershaw County Will Book A (1770-1826)
Index to Kershaw County Will Book N1 (1776-1833)
Index to Kershaw County Unrecorded Wills (1789-1816)
Index to Kershaw County Will Book A1 (1781-1820)
Index to Kershaw County Will Book C
Index to Kershaw County 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.
Transcripts of Kershaw County Will Book D (1803): only 4 wills
Testators: Catharine Rhodes, Ann Roach, Anthony Seals and Dillard Spradley.
Transcripts of Kershaw County Unrecorded Deeds (1789-1816)
Testators: William Beckham, Nicholas Bishop, Elizabeth Bracey, George Brown, Jonathan Bunckley, N. Center, Lewis Collins, James Crawford, Henry Croft, Edward Davis, Richard Davis, Isaac Dubose, Mary Egleton, Barwell Evans, William Forgueson, Alexander Goodall, Benjamin Haile and William Luyten.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Images of Sumter Co. SC Wills #genealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Sumter County Probate Records

markerSt. Mark Episcopal Church Sumter County was taken from portions of Claremont, Salem and Clarendon Counties in 1800.

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Indexes
Index to Sumter County Will Book A (1774-1782)
Index to Sumter County Will Book A (1783-1815)
Index to Sumter County Will Book AA (1816-1822)
Index to Sumter County Will Book D-1 (1823-1836)
Index to Sumter County Will Book M (1836-1840)
Index to Sumter County Will Book D-2 (1837-1853)

Transcripts of Sumter County Wills, Book A, 1774-1782
Testators: Anderson, David,Atkinson, James,Bradley, Samuel,Cambell, Alexander,Commander, Samuel,Conyers, James,Coppley, Elizabeth, Dearington, Thomas,Edwards, William,Furman, Wood,Howard, Joseph, McGirth, Mary,Neilson, Samuel,Witherspoon, David
Transcripts of Sumter County Wills 1783-1815
Testators: Amonett, Charles; Anderson, John ; Armstrong, James ; Baggs, Thomas ; Barber, Agness ; Bell, William Rafor ; Benbow, Richard ; Bennet, Esther ; Birch, Michael ; Bracey, Sackfield ; Bradford, Nathaniel ; Bradley, Elizabeth ; Bradley, Rodger ; Bradley, Samuel ; Britton, Thomas ; Brock, Patrick ; Brumby, Thomas ; Burket, James ; Cannon, John ; Cantey, Charles ; Carter, Margaret ; Chisholm, John ; Christmus, John ; Clark, Ann ; Coker, Joshua ; Coker, Wiley ; Conyers, James ; Daniell, William ; Daniels, Elizabeth ; Davis, Benjamin ; Davis, Nabor ; Dearington, Thomas ; Dunn, Janet ; Dunn, Sylvester ; Durant, Henry ; Edwards, Elizabeth ; Faris, John ; Fitzpatrick, Micajah ; Fitzpatrick, Peter ; Ford, Mary ; Foxworth, Zachariah ; Francisco, John ; Garlington, Chris ; Gibson, Phineas ; Grant, William Jr. ; Guerry, Legrand ; Haley, Peter ; Hampton, Richard ; Harvin, Richard ; Helton, James ; High, Joseph ; Hodge, Benjamin ; Humphrey, William Jr. ; Ivor, Elizabeth ; Ivor, George ; Jackson, Thomas ; James, John ; James, Shearwood ; Johnson, Thomas Nightingale ; King, Robert ; Langstaff, John Matthew ; Lee, Anthony ; Lenoir, Isaac ; Lenud, Henry; Lowry, James ; Manning, Elizabeth ; Manning, Moses; Maples, Richard ; Maples, Rosana ; Marsden, Elizabeth ; Mathews, Isaac ; McCallum, Ken ; McCullugh, Mary; Mellett, Peter ; Montgomery, James Henry ; Montgomery, William Jr. ; Moody, William Jr. ; Moore, Isham ; Mullen, Edward ; Mullin, John ; Newman, Thomas ; Newman, William Jr. ; Nichols, Barsheba ; Pearson, William Jr. ; Perry, John ; Perry, Philip ; Pettypool, John ; Pollard, John ; Pyland, George ; Rafield, John ; Ragan, William Jr. ; Ragin, John ; Ramsey, James ; Rees, Huberd; Rees, Isham ; Rees, Mary ; Rees, William Jr. ; Rembert, Abigah ; Rembert, Hubert ; Rembert, James ; Richardson, John Peter ; Richardson, William Jr. ; Richburg, James ; Ridgill, Richard ; Robinson, Alexander ; Robinson, William Jr. ; Sabb, Thomas Jr. ; Sanders, William Jr. ; Savage, William Jr. ; Simpson, John ; Singletary, Hannah ; Singleton, Joseph ; Singleton, Robert ; Smart, Alexander ; Smears, Mason ; Sprey, Henry ; Stamper, Robert; Sylvester, Asbery ; Sylvester, Joseph ; Terry, William Jr. ; Tomlinson, Richard ; Vaughan, Henry Jr. ; Vaughn, Henry ; Vaughn, John ; Walter, John; Walter, Richard Charles ; Walter, William Drake ; Wheeler, Sarah ; White, Ellen ; White, Henry ; White, Jared ; White, John ; Wilder, Jesse ; Williams, Peter ; Windom, Solomon ; Witherspoon, John ; Woods, John ; Wright, William ; Wright, William Jr.
Transcripts of Sumter County Wills 1816-1822
Testators: Bagnal, Isaac, Broadaway, Elizabeth, Bryson, Ann, Cater, George Sr., Colclough, Alexander, Davis, Elizabeth, Deschamps, Francis, Frierson, Aaron , Gamble, Catherine, Groomes, Isaac , Hampton, Noami, Hampton, Richard, Harvin, James , James, John , James, Matthias, James, Walter , Johnson, Mary , Kersey, Janet , Kingswood, Jacob, Kingswood, Margaret, Lenoir, John Sr. , Lenoir, Thomas J. , McCants, James , McCants, Samuel, McCoy, John , McDonald, Daniel, McEachern, James, McElveen, John , McFaddin, Eli , McKenney, Eli , McKnight, Robert, McLendon, Lewis , McMahan, Benjamin Lavender, Miller, Charles , Mitchell, Stephen, Montgomery, Samuel, Mullin, William L. , Murphey, Malachi , Murray, John , Nelson, Mary , Newman, Elizabeth, Perry, John , Pleyre, Thomas, Plowdon, Edward, Polk, Tabitha , Rembert, Edward, Rembert, Thomas , Rhame, Jeremiah , Richardson, Richard, Richbourgh, Claudius, Ridgill, William , Ridgway, William, Rose, Daniel , Sanders, William, Silliman, Alexander, Sims, William , Singleton, Elizabeth, Singleton, John , Spears, Charles , Taylor, John , Taylor, William , Terry, Alice , Thames, John Jr., Thompson, William, Tisdale, Jane , Tisdale, John , Tock, Mary , Tomlin, Hiram, Watson, William, Whitworth, Isaac, Wilder, Stephen , Williams, Mary , Williams, Roland John, Wills, Willis , Wilson, Richard, Woodham, Edward, Woodwards, Jesse
Transcripts of Sumter County Will Book D-1, 1823-1836
Adams, Elizabeth, Anderson, Joseph, Anderson, Thomas, Ballard, Elizabeth , Barnes, James , Belser, Jacob , Belvin, Wilie , Benbow, Evan, Blackwell, Michael, Blither, William , Bowman, John , Bracey, Charlotte, Bradford, John A., Bradford, Richard , Brock, Charles P. , Cameron, John , Cantey, Mary , Cantey, Rebecca, Carter, William , Chewning, Ann , Commander, Joseph, Cook, Joseph B. , Connell, Thomas , Conyers, Stranghan, Cooper, George , Corbett, James , Corbett, Susannah, Cox, John , Cubbage, Philemon, Cubbage, Thomas P., Daniel, Edward , Davis, John , Evans, Frederick, Felder, James , Flemming, Elizabeth, Fort, Bunel , Franklin, Lawrence, Fullwood, William I., Gilley, Susanna , Green, Lewis , Harvin, Richard, Haynsworth, Henry, Haynsworth, Sarah , Heriot, John , Holland, Silvia, Humphrey, William, James, George F. , James, Holloway , James, William Dobein, Jennings, James , Johnston, James , Jones, John H. , Kinlock, C. , Laws, George, Lesesne, William, Lisk, Mary , Lowry, Samuel, Maples, Elizabeth, Maybant, William Sr., Mayrant, Charles , McCaskill, Daniel , McCoy, John , McDonald, William Nelson, McDonell, John , McFaddin, John , McFaddin, John , McFaddin, Theodore, McFaddin, Thomas , McIntosh, Peter , McKinney, Sarah, McLeod, Alexander, McLeod, Margaret , Mills, William , Moody, Solomon Sr., Moore, Matthew L. , Mulledy, Thomas , Murphey, Malachi, Murrell, William , Nelson, James , Nelson, Samuel James, Nettles, Jesse , Newman, Ethelial, Orr, Thomas , Pack, Joseph , Peebles, Jesse, Potts, William Sr., Rhame, Bradley , Rhame, Obadiah, Richardson, Dorcas, Richardson, James B., Roberson, Willis , Rutledge, Mary Golightly, Sanders, Sarah , Scurry, Jesse , Shaw, John , Simonton, Robert, Sims, Margaret , Singleton, John , Singleton, Rebecca, Singleton, Sherwood James, Skinner, Charles , Smith, Jannet , Smith, John Sr., Smith, William , Spann, James Sr., Spann, James , Stucky, Edmund, Tisdale, Francis , Tobias, Mary , Vaughn, Noel Sr., Ward, Benjamin , Waties, John , Waties, Thomas, Watson, Sarah , Wells, Thomas , Wheeler, Keziah, Whilden, William , White, Hannah , Wilder, William S., Wilson, Elizabeth , Wilson, Robert , Wilson, Roger , Windom, Benjamin, Witherspoon, John , Young, Henry , Young, Richard
Transcripts of Sumter County Will Book M, 1836-1840
Testators: Anderson, Mary , Bell, Archy , Boykin, Drury, Boykin, Jonathan, Bradley, Martha , Brunson, Mary , Byrd, Rhodecy , Christmas, Lidia, Cousar, John , Dow, John , Freeman, Jesse, Frierson, John I., Gamble, Robert , Johnson, Elijah , Long, Reubin , McCoy, James, McIntosh, Joshua, McKnight, John , Michau, Noah , Nettles, Jesse , Pitts, Joseph M., Rees, Mary , Solomons, Mark, Spann, Anna , Sparrow, Eli , Stokes, Vine , Truluck, George, Vasser, Daniel , Wilson, James H., Witherspoon, Robert
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Walnut Grove Plantatation in SC #history #southcarolinapioneers.net

Walnut Grove Plantation
By Jeannette Holland Austin

This plantation was constructed upon a royal land grant in 1765 by Charles Moore. The walnut trees, which gave the plantation its name, were planted by his daughter, Margaret Katherine Moore in 1800. The complex contained a number of out buildings, including a 1777 kitchen, barn, smokehouse and well house. It also housed the first school to the area, known as the Rocky Spring Acaemy. Open to the public. 8 miles southeast of Spartanburg near the intersection of Routes I-26 and 221.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Battle of Sullivan's Island #history #southcarolinapioneersnet

The British Captured by Sandbars on Sullivan's Island

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During 1775, Robert Jordan enlisted for six months as a private in the company of Captain Francis Marion, 2nd South Carolina Continental Regiment. He was at the battle of Sullivan's Island near Charleston when the british entered the harbor. Actually, the british anticipated an easy win. However, when three or four vessels miscalculated the depth of shallow water and were bogged down in the sand, events took on a different course. Hence, the attempt to send landing parties onto the island failed. Overwhelmed, the British found themselves solely defeated. Yet excitement encompassed the hearts of the patriots and was a good beginning for the Southern Campaign. However, eventually the British seized the port of Charleston and made life miserable for its residents by establishing martial law and imprisoning captured patriots and putting them onboard a prison ship anchored on the Ashley River. After this win, Jordan went on to become Sgt. of the Horse (1781) and was later promoted to Quartermaster under General Marion when they attacked the British at Pee Dee Swamp. There are so many interesting accounts and thrilling stories contained in the pensions of soldiers that it behooves the genealogist to study all facets of it. South Carolina County Histories and Genealogy

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Battle of Sullivan's Island.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Gold Mine in Union District SC #history #southcarolinapioneersnet


Gold Mine Discovered in Union District

"A Gold Mine has been discovered in Union District, South Carolina, in the waters of Tyger River. The ore is said to be of such extent as to afford employment to 500 hands at good wages. A speciman of the gold has been pronounced by Dr. Cooper, equal in purity to say he ever saw. A company is expected that the members of the company formed to work the gold mines of North Carolina, have divided each $3000." Source: Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia August 13, 1827.


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