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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chesterfield Co. SC Wills added to South Carolina ! See Names of Testators

Chesterfield County SC

Cheraw, South CarolinaCheraw, South CarolinaCheraw, South CarolinaChesterfield County was formed in 1785 and was part of the Cheraw District until 1800 when it was named for the English statesman Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773). The county seat is the town of Chesterfield, but the oldest town in the county is Cheraw, settled around 1748. The old Cheraw District attracted settlers to the Great Pee Dee River to establish farm communities. Welsh settlers from Pennsylvania and Delaware as well as the Scotch-Irish and English settled this region of the country. 

Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers 

Miscellaneous Digital Images of Wills and Estates
  • Coit, Mary
  • Davis, C. W.
  • Massey, James
  • Smith, Duncan
  • Smith, James
  • Chesterfield Co. Jury List of 1779

South Carolina Online Databases for Genealogists 

  • Greenville Co. SC Wills 1787 to 1819
    Greenville County Probate RecordsGreenville 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. Greenville County Probate Records available to members of South Carolina Pioneers…
  • Darlington Co. SC Wills and Estates
    Darlington CountyA home in Hartsville and Summerford Farms in Darlington, County. Darlington County was formed in 1785. 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). Probate Records Available to Members ofSouth Carolina Pioneers Indexes to Probate RecordsIndex…
  • Chester Co. SC Wills and Estates
    Chester CountyChester 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…
  • #SC Genealogy. Williamsburg Co. Wills
    Williamsburg County SC Probate Records Pictured is the 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…
  • #SC Genealogy. Winton Co. Wills
    Winton County Probate RecordsPictured is the last will and testament of Thomas Castelaw. Winton County was created within the district of Orangeburg in 1785 and subsequently abolished in 1791. In 1730 Governor Robert Johnson formed new townships. The first one was Edisto and it was laid out to encourage emigration into the interior. In 1735, Edisto Township was renamed Orangeburgh Township by its German Lutheran settlers. In 1768, Orangeburgh Township and Amelia Township were included within the St. Matthew Parish and the Orangeburgh district. During 1778, Orangeburgh Township was separated from Amelia Township into its own Orange Parish and…

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