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Old 96 District
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In 1769, SC had 8 Circuit Court Districts, one was known as Ninety-Six District. Between 1785-89, eight counties were established within Ninety-Six District: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Pendleton, Spartanburg, and Union. Later, labels fluctuated between either Districts or Counties, and additional counties were formed from these. Today, 15 of SC's 46 counties were formed from some part of what was Old Ninety-Six District. (Information Source: Schweitzer, George K. "South Carolina Genealogical Research.")

If you know the county and the surname associations, it is to your advantage to post your queries to the appropriate SC GenWeb Project County Page.  However, researchers may find that their families were in Ninety-Six District, but left there  before counties were established.  In that case, this page is for you!

ABERCROMBIE   See SIMS Posted: 7/4/1998
Does anyone have proof that Nancy Agnes ABLE was the daughter of James and Eleanor Fox ABLE who resided in Abbeville District, SC, or any record that shows the marriage of Nancy Agnes ABLE to William PARNELL? Nancy Agnes ABLE was born 29 Sept. 1802 in Abbeville District and died 12 Feb 1891 at Hopeful, (Talladega Co), AL. She married William PARNELL 11 Dec 1821 in Abbeville District. Their 11 children were born there between 1823 and 1843. William and Nancy and some of their children moved west and were on the 1850 Census in Hall Co, GA, and the 1860 Census in Talladega Co., AL, where they resided until their deaths. Nancy Agnes ABLE's mother, Eleanor Fox ABLE was the daughter of John and Mary FOX, who were in Abbeville District during the Revolutionary War. John was killed in the Revolution in 1781, but Mary, his widow, resided in Abbeville District until her death in 1828. Her will (on file in the Abbeville Co Courthouse), states that her daughter "Elinor" was the wife of James ABLE. James and Eleanor Fox ABLE married shortly before 1800 in Abbeville District and are shown on the 1800 Federal Census as a new family, aged 17-26, and with one female child aged 0-10. The 1810 Census shows 2 female children, aged 0-10, and 2 male children, aged 0-10, in the household of James ABLE, now aged 26-45. One of those daughters was Nancy Agnes, born in 1802, but I have no evidence to connect her by name to James ABLE and Eleanor FOX. I am trying to find clear documentation of Nancy's parentage in order to complete a D.A.R. application on John FOX. Can anyone help me. I will be happy to exchange info with anyone who is working on these families.
Kaye Parnell Stoneking : Posted: 7/7/1998
ADAIR - I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry : Posted: 6/30/1997
Researching Benjamin ADAMS, (b Sept. 2, 1767 and d Jan. 16, 1826, Abbeville Co). Who was his wife and who was his father?
Ralph Crosby : Posted : 12/10/1997
I am searching for a source for the will of James ADAMS, dated 14 October, 1781, and probated in the Abbeville Ordinary’s Office on 26 April, 1782. Also looking for the following publication: The 96 District Journal of the Court of Ordinary, Inventory Book - Will Book 1781-1786 by Brendt H. Holcomb. This might open a 40 year old stone wall.
Lawrence B. Adams : Posted : 10/31/1997
ALBRIGHT See McGOWAN Posted: 3/15/1997
ALEXANDER See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
John ALEXANDER came to America from Ireland in 1773. He had two sons (one was named Robert) and they settled in Ninety-Six District, SC in 1775. John and his two sons joined the British. In 1778, Robert ALEXANDER joined Col. Campbell in GA until the evacuation. His father and brother were both killed at the Battle of Kettle Creek. If you can give me a lead or point me in the right direction on my family research I would very much appreciate it. Thank you.
Boak Alexander : Posted: 7/8/1997
ALLEN See WAITE/WAIGHT Posted: 4/4/1997
Searching for info on John ANDERSON, married Jenny SHANKS, dau of Irish Immigrant Matthew M. Shanks and Martha Ann ???, as well as info on his children with her. I think I found John at the Hopewell Church, but cannot be sure. According to Matthew M. Shanks’ will, Jenny gave John four children : Margaret, Martha, Mary A. and Matthew. Either John or Jenny was deceased prior to Nov 5, 1836 when Mr. Shanks will was proved.
Tinker Strother : Posted: 7/26/1998
I am just starting to clear up a problem I have encountered with my search. I have long accepted the DAR proof of ancester i.e. rev. war. My reported ancestor Thos Anderson (b 1762, VA and d 1840, Abbeville Disttrict SC). His will was probated in 1840 and I have a complete copy. I noticed that Abbeville County was formed from districts. Was this the old Abbeville District? My Problem: I have my research to include one Thos. I. Anderson who came to Alabama in 1818. He is reported to be the son of the mentioned Thos. Anderson. This has long been accepted and proven by DAR submittal. No marriage is shown for the older Thos until 1801 to Eliz. Owen and later to Didana Wimbush. I think the latter was in SC. Thos. died in Abbeville Dist. My Thos I. was born on 2/20/1783 and died in AL 12/24/1827. Therefore Thos I. if he was Thos.' son would have been by an earlier wife than 1801. This is certainly possible as he didn't marry until 1801 to the first wife of record. I need to know in which modern county area to search for Thos I. if he indeed is the son of Thos Anderson. Any help would be appreciated.
George G. Curley : Posted : 1/17/1998
Seeking information on Joseph ANDERSON ? >VA > SC > Randolph Co., IL (born: ? 1750's died: April 4, 1806 in Illinois - killed by Indians) May be Scotch/Irish, but that's a big guess! married: Mary (surname unknown) about 1770-75 in (possibly) Abbeville, SC area. Mary died: 1810 in IL.
Joseph and Mary ANDERSON had at least 6 children:
1) Catherine ANDERSON (born: abt 1772, died: July 1822) m. Gregory CAUDEL in SC
2) Mary ANDERSON (born: abt 1773 in SC, died: 6 January 1834) married: Joseph LIVELY
3) Marjorie (Margery) ANDERSON (born: abt 1775-78, SC, died: abt 1831, IL) married twice
(marriage #1) 1797 in SC to Robert PARKER who died 1805, he's buried in Abbeville, SC; they had 2 children: (1) James P. PARKER (born: 1800 in Abbeville, SC, died single) and (2) Rebecca PARKER (born:1798 in Abbeville, SC, died Nov 10, 1869 in St. Clair County, IL Rebecca married: July 31, 1819 to Francis Burdette GREEN they lived in Illinois. Francis Burdette GREEN and Rebecca (My gggparents) both buried in Marissa Township, St. Clair County, IL
(Marriage #2) 1809 in IL to John Porter LIVELY (Joseph LIVELY’s brother- i.e. Marjorie’s brother-in-law) Then they had 3 more LIVELY children: (1) Hugh LIVELY born: 1812 married: Mary TETER, (2) Mary LIVELY born: 1809 married:Mathew LESSLEY, (3) Martha LIVELY born: 1810 died : December 17, 1865 married: Isaac RAINEY. Marjorie and John LIVELY then buried Lively, Il, Randolph County, Cemetery
4) Amos ANDERSON (born:1783 in SC , died: 20 Nov 1854 in Perry Co., IL) married: Tabitha MARLOW (born: ? died: 20 Feb 1862 in SC)
5) Jane ANDERSON b:? d:?
6) Margaret ANDERSON b:? d:?
Joseph ANDERSON served in Artillery in the Revolutionary War in VA, TN, KY, IL under Colonel George Rogers Clark (commencing June 1779 until December 1781) throughout Col. Clark’s various campaigns against English Forts. (Documented in "Kentucky Historical Society" by Margery Heberling Harding titled "George Rogers CLARK and his Men - Military Records, 1778-1784"). Later Joseph ANDERSON traveled so often between Abbeville, SC and Randolph Co., Illinois (in late 1780's-90’s) that he may have been one of the leaders of the Westward land migration. (i.e. of veterans going west claiming "Revolutionary War Veteran" bounty land )
Three major questions and loads of minor ones :
(1) Who are Joseph ANDERSON’s parents? where from?
(2) What was his wife, Mary ANDERSON’s surname and any kin?
(3) Who were Francis Burdette GREEN parents or kin?
Any assistance, however slight, would be appreciated.
Ed Greene: Updated: 3/24/1998
I am researching all SC ARMSTRONGs AND ROBINSONs. Would like to hear from anyone doing research on these families.
Rosemary B. Filyaw : Posted: 5/1/1997
BABB See SIMS Posted: 7/4/1998
BAILEY See WELLS Posted : 3/31/1999
Looking for parents of or any info on John BAIRD (b abt 1772, Abbeville area). He married Catherine McCENNEY in Abbeville in 1803 and moved to Livingston Co, KY abt 1816. That area is now Crittenden Co, KY. Census records state Catherine was born in Ireland. They had sons: John, Hugh, Alexander, Simon, and Robert (all born in that area). Thanks for whatever you have. I’ve been looking for this information for over 35 years.
Frank Beard : Posted: 10/31/1997
Looking for possible marriage between James BANKS and a daughter of Solomon GRIFFIN in old 96th in late 18th century.
Alan R LeMay : Posted : 10/10/1999
BARMORE See SIMMONS Posted : 1/17/1998
I am very interested in any information on the families of BARNETT and STEELE of Old 96 Dist and Pendleton Dist SC. I descend from John BARNETT (b 1794) who md 1812 to Mary Jane STEELE (b 1790). John died 1847 in Benton Co AL. Mary Jane was the dau of Isaac STEELE, Rev Soldier (b 1732 and d 1803, Old Pendleton Dist SC. Isaac STEELE md ca 1768, Abbeville to Martha Grizzel DIXON (b 1750, Ireland and d 1848, Benton Co AL. I am fairly certain (and looking for proof) that John BARNETT was the son of Amos BARNETT and ?Hannah EVANS? and that Amos was the son of John BARNETT who appears on the 1790 Census and was a neighbor of Isaac STEELE. Any information on this lineage is greatly appreciated. Also, was Isaas STEELE a brother to Aaron STEELE who was in Old 96 Dist?
Debbie Hulsey Zouras : Posted: 11/12/1997
Would like to share information with others researching BEATTY and McKINLEY lines. Mary BEATTY was the wife of William McKINLEY. Mary was born Jan 25, 1756 in Abbeville District, SC. Is there a will or proof of children? I am trying to prove they had a daughter, Eliza/Elizabeth (b about 1805) who married Martin Ledbetter.
Darla Rohan : Posted: 7/4/1998
I am searching for information on William BECK, Sr (born 1773, reportedly in Abbeville County, SC, but apparently in Old 96 District). He was married to Temperance "Tempy" POLLACK in 1816, dau of John and Sarah POLLACK. Thanks
Beverly Matoney : Posted: 7/27/1998
Seeking information on Abner BECKHAM, pastor of Round Island Missionary Baptist Church. Need information on its membership. Do not know when BECKHAM and his followers left SC or the stops along the way? However, it does appear that they were in TN awhile, also in AL. I have been told that he married as his second wife the daughter of AdamTYRONE, Sr. There is a marriage recorded in Limestone Co., AL. in 1843 for one Abner BECKHAM and Mary TYRONE. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you. See also
Margaret Miller :  Updated : 8/7/1998
Searching for BENNETT, John and William were listed as residents of the Old 96th District in 1779.
Margaret Kelley : Posted : 12/10/1999
Would appreciate any information on William BENNISON and his decendants. He lived in Abbeville district in the late 1700's and early 1800's. Have a copy of his will dated 1817. Wife's name was Margaret HUNTER. Some of his children's names were James, William, Fannie, etc. His son William migrated first to MS, then to Nagadoches Co. TX.
Glenn Brown : Posted: 4/4/1997
I am researching the BETTERTON family of the Old 96 District of SC. Thomas BETTERTON(Born 1712 In England), moved into the 96 District in 1774. His children: Thomas, Jr Joshua, James, and William, continued to reside in the area until the 1820’s. Any data regarding any member of this family would be greatly appreciated.
Jerry Betterton: Jbetterton@InfoAve.Net  Posted: 4/2/1997
Seeking any info available regarding the BIGGLES or BEAGLES families of Abbeville County of Old 96 District. The only inof I have is Elijah Beagles in the 1860 US Cenus Abbeville District. Tons of info after 1860 to date but can’t break 1860 date.
Julian Harper : Posted : 3/31/1999
BIRAM See MORGAN Posted: 7/7/1998
I may not be in the right county, but I am seeking information on Robert and John BLACK, born circa 1776. They married sisters Margaret and Polly BUSE. Robert and Margaret migrated to GA, where he died, and she later moved with her grown children to MS. So far as I know Polly and John BLACK remained in SC, but one of their children, John Buse BLACK, moved to GA and MS with Robert’s widow and children. Any information on these families would be appreciated.
Carolyn C. Allen : Posted : 3/06/2000
WESTFIELD Updated : 6/10/1999
Researching John BOLE who died in Abbeville in 1795 and wife Anne RAMSEY who died in Abbeville in 1801. Their son James BOLES was born in Abbeville in 1760. Any information is appreciated.  Posted : 3/21/2000
I am interested in locating information regarding my gggggrandfather who was named Captain John BOND from the Ninety six district of SC, who fought in the Revolutionary War and received land as a loyalist in Nova Scotia, particularly Rawdon Hants County, Nova Scotia... we have a fair amount of information regarding him after his arrival but not a lot on him and his family while stationed at the Ninety Six district. Any suggestions? I can supply you with the information or notations from several books written regarding him and fellow loyalists from SC to Nova Scotia....I guess what I would like to know is what chance is there of getting further documentation on him and his wife and his parents prior to them coming to Nova Scotia...all I know about him as a child was that he was born in the Baltimore, MD area about 1758, parents moved to SC, he was married to an Elizabeth Lloyd and was in the war, received a land grant in 1783 in Nova Scotia, Canada ... from then down a fair amount of documentation on him just not a lot about him prior to his arrival here in Canada.
Joyce Stewart : Posted : 5/1/2000
I’m researching the MOORE family. The name of the person I’m researching is a Captain Billy MOORE. He lived near Ninety Six. Billy was an officer under General Pickens in Revolutionary War. He had a daughter named Nancy MOORE who married Thomas C. BOTTS. Would appreciate any info.
Gina Scott : Posted : 7/29/1997
I am seeking the family of Edna Nora BOWEN. All the information I have is that her father was "W. Bowen" and her mother was "Sarah Boren/Boring". I know from family lore that they were from the Old 96 District. Does anyone have any information?
Ann Corley : Posted : 5/1/2000
In doing research on my family tree I came across your web site and was wondering if you could assist me with some information on Sterling Bowen, Sr. (b. 1755 in Va., married Susan Pruitt 1780 or 1781 in Abbeville Co., d. 1822 in Abbeville Co.). He was my GGGGGgrandfather, and served in the Revolutionary War. I am really intersted in who his parents were, where they came from, etc. I saw your family tree, and saw some info on Sterling Jr. (My GGGGgrandfather) and some of his siblings. I would appreciate any information you could supply!
Amy White :  Posted : 7/26/1998
I am stuck at David BOYD, born in Old Ninety Six (maybe near Anderson) in 1792, married Matilda PICKENS (daughter of Isreal PICKENS) in 1815. I believe that his mother was Elizabeth who married a John Stewart/Stuart between David's birth and the 1800.
Wayland Boyd : Posted : 10/10/1999
I am trying to find information on John BOYD born Chester Co, SC 11-1-1976, died Sumpter Co, AL 9-11-54.  Wife Jennet Boyd born Newberry, SC 4-8-1781, died 3-31-44 Sumpter Co, AL. Their son, Mathew Harper BOYD (born 1809, died 1-15-1877). Would you have any information on this family?
Scotty Fleming :    Posted : 7/26/1998
Looking for Elias BOYD (b 1805 in SC? and d April 22, 1886 in Limestone Co., AL) md1 Susan May (b Abt. 1815 in GA). Md2 Unknown (b Abt. 1810). Elias owned land in Georgia (1829) and eventually moved on to North Alabama (Limestone Co.).
Barry R. Boyd : Posted: 12/23/1997
I am researching the Bratcher family in the Old 96 District. William Bratcher was born in 1766 in SC. He died November 1, 1854 in Grayson County. His obituary shows that he was a son of William and Margaret Bratcher. Around the year 1790, William Bratcher was married to Elizabeth Avery in SC. On December 17, 1791, he received a grant of 340 acres of land in Laurens County, SC. He sold this land around the year 1804 and moved his family to the Ohio County area of Kentucky. John Bratcher was born in SC in 1771-73. Although his parentage has not been fully determined, indications are that he may have been a son of William and Margaret Bratcher and a brother to William, who came to the Ohio County Area in 1804. In 1798, John Bratcher received a grant of fifty-five acres of land in Edgefield County, SC. He appears on the 1800 Edgefield County census and then sold his land apparently in preparation for the move to Kentucky.... He is known to have been in Kentucky by the year 1804. I would appreciate any information available on any persons named Bratcher during this time period.
Richard W. Bratcher : Posted : 12/10/1997
Am searching for The James BREDEN who came on the ship THE FREEMASON From Ireland Jan6th.1773or the23. Encouraged by an Act passed by the general assembly of the colony on July,25,1761 called the Bounty Act. It arrived at Charles Town, SC. He was given 300 acres of land and this is for a Glebe for a minister of the established church. In our paper work, he was trained in the church of England. Possible areas of land given was Long Cane, Belfast, and Boonsborough. We think he was from Donagal. I found a James BREDEN and wife, Mary, on the land Deeds in Abbeville. Sure hope it’s him. My 3gr. grandfather would have been his son. They moved to VA because my ancestor, James, was the youngest of nine children. Five boys four girls and they say he was born in VA Oct14,1784. At 19 he moved to White Co, TN. Married a Miss Anderson had children : Wiley, Dorcus who married Charles McPeak, Isaac who married Louisa McPeak, Andrew Jackson, Maria, wife of William C. Vaucom, Susan who married Mr.Prewitt, Polly married Colyer, and John F. BREDEN. James’ first wife died after they arrived in IL. James then married Mary Davis Gregory widow of David Gregory on July 25 1827, in Madison Co. (now Macoupin Co.) Divorced. In Oct. 1836, he married Cynthia Ann Barrow formerly, Cynthia Ann Neaville. She married her first husband Wm. Barrow in KY in 1813 and came to IL in 1817. Mr Barrow enlisted in the Black Hawk War in 1831 and never returned. James BREDEN stated in making out his will if he lived to Oct.14 1862 he would be 77. The will was made out the 12th. of Oct. I don’t have the death date. Hope he made it.
Betty Locke : Posted : 2/10/2000
Am seeking information on the BRIANT/BRYANT familes of the Spartanburg area. Wm. Briant (1741-1834) m. Sarah Tolleson. They had 12 children, including James Richardson Briant (1774-1858), who married Jemima Dillard.
Glenna B. Kinard : Posted: 7/14/1997
BROOKS See PURDY Posted: 2/1/1998
BROYLES See REED   Posted: 2/10/2000
I am looking for the family of Giles Burditt/Burdette and their connection to my GGGrandmother Jerusha Burditt Fowler. Any contact or assistance will be appreciated.
John Fowler : Posted: 7/14/1997
BURDYNE/BURDINE See PARKER  Posted : 3/06/2000
I am seeking information on my gggggggggrandfather, Joseph BURTON, b. abt. 1731 d. 1811 in Abbeville. He m. Mary Elizabeth SALLING bef. 1754. I am seeking information on who Joseph BURTON's parents were. Family lore says he was the son of John BURTON, Jr. (abt. 1693/6-1747) who m. Elizabeth ? (d. 1797). This John BURTON, Jr. is supposed to be the son of John BURTON (1666-1754) and Elizabeth FOWLER (1668-?) who were married in 1688 Henirco county VA. Any help with this line would be appreciated. I am particularly interested in learning how Joseph BURTON came into the numerous Abbeville area lands for which I have deed transcriptions and who the SALLINGS were. Thank you.
Grace Jaye : Posted: 6/3/2000
Looking for information re: William Benjamin BURNETT (b. 4/1/1833. near Abbeville). His Mother was Anna Johnson BURNETT. Fathers first name unknown. He married Nancy Jane MARTIN, daughter of James "Jimmie" P. MARTIN. Their daughter Mary Anna BURNETT married William Isaac GORDON. William GORDON was the son of Eli M. GORDON whose father was Thomas GORDON and mother was Nancy Mitchell GORDON. All of these familes moved to Panola, MS around 1884. Several of the BURNETTs and GORDONs served in the Confederacy.
Susan Davis : Posted: 6/17/1997
BUSE See BLACK   Posted : 3/06/2000
I am looking for information on Michael CAIN. He was born in Derry Ireland and came to Abbeville District SC. He fought in the revolutionary war. His wife's name was Mary Sharp and one of his sons was named Joseph. He may have a brother named Patrick. I need any information that would link him to Patrick and also his parent's names.
Ed Cain : Posted : 5/1/2000
Researching Patrick CAIN (b Sept. 25,1741 in Derry, Ireland). Served in Revolutionary War as a Private in the Company commanded by Capt. Anderson of the Regt. commanded by Col. Williamson in the SC Militia. Lived in District Ninety Six when he first volunteered then in Abbeville Dist for 19 years. Moved to Jackson Co, GA and lived there 10 years. Lived 1 year in TN then moved to Livingston (now Crittenden Co), KY and died there Nov. 26, 1836. Wife’s name is unknown. Children are : 1. Nancy Cain (b 1790, SC) md Benjamin Molton Gilbert; 2. James Albert Cain (b 1798, SC) md Mary "Polly" Dickey; 3. Female Cain md James Parker; 4. Sarah "Sally" Cain md James Love. What is wife’s name? What is their marriage date and where?
Marilyn Cain : Posted: 3/23/1998
Researching black CALHOUN ancestors. After SC, enslaved ancestors relocated to Jones County, GA, then Russell, Pike, Macon, and Bullock Counties, AL.
Wilsie Calhoun : Posted: 5/8/1997
CALLAHAM See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
Does anyone have information about these Abbeville / 96 District marriages? Zilphia C. CAMPBELL and Alexander MC MAHAN (before 85); Zilphia CAMPBELL and William Riley TAYLOR. The records are listed 1774-1890 so the 85 is unclear. Zilphia CAMPBELL is especially important to my research. Thank you for any lead.
Dawn Ridder : Posted : 2/10/2000
Searching for information and descendants of James CAMPBELL and his wife Margaret, who came to America from Ireland 25 July 1761, and received land grant for Old 96 District. He left a will, with a son James, Isabell, Mary (Drucilla) who is my ancestor, Rebeccah, and three other girls James left the will in Old 96 District in 1784 (probated in 1785). Also an Elizabeth CAMPBELL was related and received $1000 from the probation in 1801. His son James married Elizabeth _____, Mary (Drucilla) CAMPBELL married John Bradford Camp of Greenville Co. SC and left for Washington Co LA. James CAMPBELL came over on the boat "Nancy" from Belfast Ireland, he was 18 years old as listed in "Citizens and Emigrants of SC.
Leatha A. Betts :  Posted: 7/7/1998
I am researching my Campbell family tree. My grandpa was John Rueben Campbell b. 4/17/1870 lived in Polk Co., Ga. His dad was Patrick Campbell born Abt. 1849, lived in Polk Co., Ga. His dad was Aaron Campbell born abt. 1821, his wifes name was Mary. He lived in Gwinnett Co., Ga. and then Polk Co., Ga. We are trying to locate his father who we believe was in S.C. Hope someone can help me. Thank you, Individuals: John Rueben Campbell Patrick Campbell Aaron Campbell
Judith Campbell Williamon: FQJT97A@prodigy Posted: 3/15/1997
James CANNON (b 1755 96th District, SC). Rev War pensioner. Died 1849 in Davies Co, IN. Brother, John CANNON, also served from 96th District, died in KY.
Michele Brooks : Posted : 3/31/1999
Capt.Aaron SMITH (B 1720) his wife Elizabeth CARRAWAY (B 1726) and 5 young children were killed by Indians on July 1, 1776 at his home in the 96 District. Older sons Ezekiel SMITH (married Laurania PHELPS), Thomas KEELING SMITH, John CARRAWAY SMITH, Aaron SMITH Jr. and a daughter Loewsiny SMITH (married Andrew NEAL )SMITH descended from Capt Aaron SMITH. I am trying to verify the identity of the parents of Capt. Aaron SMITH. The CARRAWAY family history is reported to claim that his parents were a John SMITH and a Francis KEELING. Any information on these SMITHs will be appreciated.
A. Smith : Posted : 11/18/1999
CARSON See DUFF Posted : 1/28/1998
CAROTHERS See McGOWAN Posted: 3/15/1997
CARTER See MCDONALD   Posted : 10/10/1999
CARTER See HANVEY Updated: 7/8/1997
I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry : Posted: 6/30/1997
I am looking for CHAVIS ancestors, particularly Jordan CHAVIS, born about 1790-1800 in SC. I am interested in any CHAVIS information your may have, whether it’s Jordan or not. Thanks much.
Janet Chavis : Posted: 7/14/1998
Seeking info on John and Gutheridge CHEATHAM born in 1790’s in Abbeville. Family moved to AL in the 1800’s.
O. Starbuck : Posted : 10/10/1999
Have tried reaching a SC query page, but Geocities says the address doesn't exist, so I'm not really sure where to go now. Researching Chism surname - have traced back to William Chism, born 1784 in District 96, SC. Can you tell me what URLaddress I can use for queries, etc., to see if anyone else is possibly tracing the name, or do you have a county helplist of people willing to do research? Any information you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Sue (Moyer) Chism : Posted: 12/10/1997
Any information on the following will greatly be appreciated:
Alexander CLARK, Henry CLARK, John CLARK, Lewis CLARK, Thomas CLARK, William CLARK
Bonnie Farner : Posted: 6/3/1997
I am searching for info on Samuel Campbell CLEGG (b abt 1735, d 1779). Hanged at Star Fort, Ninety Six, SC as a Loyalist. I am looking for info as to who his parents were. We believe that he was born in either SC or VA. The info that I have (including a list of his descendants) is on my web page at
David Clegg : Posted: 1/5/1998
COATES See STEDMAN Posted : 10/11/1998
Looking for information on a Cobb family. I found a Samuel Cobb in a 1779 Colony, SC Resident & a John Cobb 1779 SC Resident, Old 96th District listed. Any information on any Cobbs buried in your area would be helpful. I believe there might also be a William & Sarah Cobb - don't know dates of death but they had a daughter (my link) that I know about who was born 25 May 1811 in Pickens Co, SC
Carol : Posted: 7/14/1998
I’m requesting any information on any COLEMANs that anyone has from this area. My grandfather and grandmother were from this area. Their names were William Walker COLEMAN and Effie Kinney. Any information you could e-mail me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Cecil D. Coleman : Posted: 1/17/1998
I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry : Posted: 6/30/1997
I am looking for Matthew Wills COLEMAN (b. abt 1775 Old Bute/Warren Co. NC d. abt 1850 in AL or MS). He was the father of Martha Wills COLEMAN b. 5 Nov 1821 Edgefield Dist. SC. She married William Alexander HOBBS in 1840 Tallapoosa Co. AL. Matthew's father was COLEMAN (b.1756 Granville Co. NC). He came to SC with Nathaniel Greene's army and fought at Ninety-Six during the Revolution. Richard was dead by 1808. Anything about Matthew or Richard would be most appreciated! Thanks!
David Hobbs : Posted: 5/1/1997
I am searching for heirs of Arthur COODE, Edeth was wife and administrator of Arthur's will dated April 1783. Need names of children of his will. Also any connections to Timothy, John, Archibald, or any other COODE, COODIE, or CODY in Abbeville or Old 96 District, SC
Shirley : Posted: 7/7/1998
My COUEY ancestors arrived from Europe in SC in 1767 and received land grants at or near Long Canes, which I believe would have been the Abbeville area. A cousin, descended from Joseph COUEY (age 3 in 1767), has completed his family tree back to Joseph and his parents, William and Janet COUEY. I believe I am descended from Samuel, whom I believe was a brother to William. Samuel received 100 acres somewhere in the Long Canes area, so he must have been single at that time in Sept. of 1767. I am looking for any info on Samuel that might show his wife and children. Samuel T. COUEY, my ggg grandfather was born in SC on March 1, 1795...twenty-eight years after the arrival of the COUEY family in SC. So, if Samuel T. was not the older Samuel's son, he may have been his grandson. Thanks for any info that you might be able to provide.
Earl F. Couey :  Updated : 7/26/1998
Looking for verification of birth of Nancy MOORE to Col. James MOORE & Anne Davis of District 96 / Edgefield. NANCY married John COWDREY in VA in 1794 but children were born in District 96, Abbeville or Edgefield.
Ruth Hill :  Updated : 3/06/2000
James CRAIG obtained 200 acres in Long Cane about 1740. Next door were William and Arthur GRAY. Arthur was married to Martha CRAIG (possibly James’ sister). James married Rhoda NIBLOCK who was from Scotland (possibly by way of Rowan Co., NC). Would be interested in writing to any NIBLOCK, CRAIG, GRAY researchers.
Jean Creswick : Posted : 7/4/1998
I am trying to find the parents of Ambrose CRAIN (b. GA 1789). My records indicate that Joel CRAIN was born in Granville Co (pre-Old 96 District county name). in 2-27-1762 - Ambrose's father. I suspect that an Ambrose CRAIN (Crane) on tax list 1755 in Granville County is the father of Joel. Ambrose CRAIN was witness to land sale 1752 Granville, mentioned in 1761 land sale joining Cedar Creek property. That's all I have at this point, so I need any information that might verify Joel's fathers identity.
Dan Langen : Posted : 7/29/1997
Seeking information about Andrew CRAWFORD, born 1765-1784, believed to have married Mary B. FOSTER in Abbeville District, SC. The 1810 census of Abbeville shows them with 4 sons and 1 daughter and living next door to John FOSTER, Jr and close to Hannah FOSTER and Robert FOSTER. Is Enos CRAWFORD, also found in Abbeville at this time, a brother of Andrew? I have found five CRAWFORD men in Pike Co, GA in 1840, Robert F (my line), Andrew, James, Joseph, and Vincent along with Mary B. CRAWFORD, age 60-70. Are these the sons and widow of Andrew CRAWFORD of Abbeville? I would love to know about the family of Mary B FOSTER CRAWFORD also.
Eleanor Colson : Posted : 8/28/1998
CRAWFORD See DAVIS  Posted: 4/2/1997
Joseph CARSWELL came from Ireland in 1767 and was given a land grant for 100 acres in the Long Cane area. He married Jennie Patterson and had eight children. I think his second son, John, is one of my grandfathers. I do know that some generations later one of his descendants was another Joseph Criswell (The name spelling changed about 1690) and he was my g-grandfather, married Nancy Eliza Jameson in GA and they moved to Columbia Co FL after the Civil War. Any help in making the connection--finding my lost generations.
Jacquie Bell : Posted: 11/12/1997
CRUMPTON See LOWERY/LOWRY Posted : 11/09/1999
CUNNINGHAM See DAVIS Posted: 1/2/1998
Fielding W. CURTIS and Charity ??? were married in 96 Dist.Abbeville, SC at the old fort, 10-26-1783. It was about a mile from her home. She was a member of Phillip Mulky, Padgetts Creek Baptist Church. Fielding was mentioned in connection to Lone Creek, Mitchels Creek, and Dining Creek.He served in BRANDONS regiment and was in the Rev.War from 1776 to 1781, mostly at the old fort. The history of his service is very interesting, such as he got lousy and was discharged and got drunk and burned his leather britches. He lived in SC most of his life. He was granted land in KY and came to Barren Co. KY sometime after 1816. Question : Who was Charity? Was she a STEEN or a HOWARD? She was born in 1757 in VA. Are there any records on the Padgetts Creek Baptist Church? Any info. greatly appreciated and will share info about people Fielding mentions in his pension papers.
Donna M. Curtis : Posted: 1/2/1998
I am seeking information on the DAVIS family (Absolom, Augustine, Ransom, Soloman, Gidion, Richard, Chesley, Keziah, Nancy, William and Samuel - and others), the JETER family and John CUNNINGHAM who m. Nancy DAVIS. They were in Abbeville during the Revolutionary War.
Brenda Perkins : Posted: 1/2/1998
Seeking parents/siblings of David H. Davis (born SC - probably Abbeville, Jan. 16, 1800). Father was b. VA / mother b. MD. Family moved to IN before 1820, then moved back south to TN about 1823. This Davis family allied with WAKEFIELD and SHIRLEY families, which seem to have moved also from MD andVA to NC to SC to IN to TN. Any help appreciated.

Jim Davis : Posted: 10/1/1997
David DAVIS-Mary SUTER Need parents of this marriage. Supposedly married in the Abbeville Dist 6/8/1790. Cannot confirm this date. David DAVIS then moved to Greene Co., GA. and from there moved to Livingston Co., KY. Any help would be appreciated. They may have travelled with these families: TRIMBLE and CRAWFORD.
Mike Mathis:  Posted: 4/2/1997
Searching for any info on Andrew DEFUR who settled in the Abbeville District in the 1780’s. He was originally from Albermarle Co, VA. Would love to contact anyone with info on this family.
Mary Stinson : Posted : 9/23/1998
Seek information about Dr. John De La Howe/Delahowe of Charleston (1700’s) and later of Abbeville area. Funds from his estate were used to start the De La Howe School now located in McCormick Co, SC.
URQ5@AOL.COM Posted: 3/24/1998
Joseph GIBERT DELASHAW (1808-1884) said he was born in Abbeville Co, SC. He married Rebecca KEITH of Pickens Co, SC and they went to AL in the early 1830’s. They lived in Jefferson Co, AL with her KEITH relatives, then later reared their large family in Lawrence Co, AL and are buried there. How did Joseph get the middle name GIBERT? Was he the grandchild of James DILLASHAW who died in 1820 in Abbeville Co, SC? If you are descended from the DILLASHAW/DILLESHAW/DELASHAW. please contact me. I’ve been archiving this family for several years and would like to have data on your family.
Sandra Delashaw Warden :   Updated : 3/21/2000
DEVLIN See TITTLE Posted : 1/22/2000
Looking for info on Nicholas Dillard. Is on the 1779 Colony Old 96th District list. Do not find him on the online 1790 census info. Nicholas Dillard (abt 1745-1820) married Delilah? (abt 1745-1819) and had 11 children between 1766-1784, all born in this area. Children: George, John, Pleasant, Sampson, Phillip, Susanna, Nancy, Rebeckar, Elizabeth, Nathan, Priscilla, Edmond. At some point before 1808, Nicholas and family left for GA.
Linda Martin : Posted : 6/10/1999
DIXON See McKEE Posted : 12/10/1997
DIXON See BARNETT Posted: 11/12/1997
James & Elizabeth STEPHENSON DOBBINS came from Virginia about 1776 with sons Robert B.(m Catherine ALEXANDER) and John (m1 Jennet Seawright JOHNSON & m2 Elizabeth MILLER). In Old 96th, they had Mary (m John MORRIS), Elizabeth (m George HILLHOUSE), Sarah (m Hugh F. CALLAHAM), Jean/Jane (m Geo. LIDDELL), and James, Jr.(m1 Elizabeth PORTER and m2 Martha ERSKINE). I will share what info I have on this line, especially desc of Robert B. DOBBINS, my ancestor, and will put others in touch with researchers on their lines. I am looking for connections to STEPHENSON and ALEXANDER families. Let’s work together.
Bobby Dobbins Title : Posted : 10/31/1997
Information on any DONALD families which migrated from the Carolinas to MS, esp. Jasper Co, MS. Looking esp. for Austin Augustus DONALD (b about 1851 in NC). He may have been associated with DONALDs from upstate SC.Gary Muffley : Posted : 9/23/1998
DORRAH See HILL Posted: 3/23/1998
Researching the DOWNING / DOWNEN / DOWNEY families of Old 96 District and Abbeville County (circa 1752-1795) with possible links to the SMITH, BRICE, and LACEY families of the same area. John and Patrick DOWNEY were sent to SC from Augusta County, VA. circa 1752-55, perhaps as frontier scouts and fur traders for the government. In 1765, Josiah DOWNING (born ca. 1740) shows up with a land grant on Long Cane Creek. Was he related to John from Augusta County, VA? John died in Abbeville County in 1784. Josiah believed to have married a Mary Smith ca. 1764. Josiah’s son, Timothy married Jane Brice (or Lacey) ca. 1804. Welcome any info on any residents with these surnames, and will exchange data.
Robert Downen : Posted: 7/26/1998
Samuel was in Pendleton District in Sept. 1796. He was a witness to a land purchase of Elijah Hammon where he bought 100 acres on the North Fork of George’s Creek from James DUFF. James DUFF was married to Agnes CARSON 11 Feb 1773 in Guilford Co., NC and d. Apr. 1804 in the Pendleton District, SC. Any information on the Duff or Carson Line would be most appreciated. Thank you
Helen Bumgardner : Posted : 1/28/1998
Looking for any information about a Lewis DuVALL (b circa 1750, Laurens Co, SC [Old 96th District]. He md1 Therese ??? md2 Elizabeth Hanna, daughter of Robert Hanna (d 1808 in American Bottom District of Illinois). Lewis was said to be a Rev. War veteran according to affidavit by son, John. Children : Alexander Gabriel (my line b. 1774), John, James, Benjamin, Lewis Jr., and Elizabeth. Am especially interested in finding Lewis’ parentage. Found a site listing SC Colony surnames with these listings : CuVALL, Lewis 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th District. This is most likely my Lewis DuVALL - just a spelling error. There is also a Lewis DuVALL 1716 and 1717 Colony SC Petitioner---No township listed. This could be my Lewis’ grandfather. The names my Lewis chose for his children are very prominently repeated in the descendants of Mareen DuVALL of Laval, France who emigrated to Anne Arundel Co, MD but I’ve never been able to find a link. Advice or help from anyone researching the DuVall surname would be greatly appreciated.
Tanya Fulcher : Posted : 1/28/1998
Do you have anyone who does look-ups in your area? I have John, Thomas and Abraham ELLEDGE who were in old 96th and wonder if they left any records behind. I have their census records from 1790 in Old 96th then in 1800 in Greenville, but wonder if there are any kind of marriage, birth or death records of Elledges left in the Old 96th records for any ELLEDGEs, ELLAGEs, ELEDGEs, etc.
Cynthia Snider : Posted : 10/31/1998
Robert ELLIS, Rev. War Soldier. (b 1760 Buckingham Col, VA). Moved to Old 96 District as young child. Who is his father? Robert entered service under General Pickens, was in the Battle of the Cowpens, out of service in 1783, continued to live in Abbeville for one year then moved to Elbert Co., GA. Looking for wife of Robert ELLIS; did he marry in Abbeville or GA. Robert ELLIS lived most of his years in TN, raised all his nine children there, some of them in their early 20's moved to IN. My line stayed in Scott Co., TN. I have looked for a long time for the name of Robert's wife. If anyone searching ELLIS line comes across info of help, please let me know.Thank you and happy hunting.
Brenda Ellis Jones : Posted: 4/16/1997
ERSKINE See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
Looking for Ancestors of John Seborn Evans (b 25 May 1807 in SC), married 8 Oct 1829 in Coweta Cty, GA, living in Shelby Cty, AL during the 1850s.
Roy Evans, Jr. : Posted : 3/24/1998
EVANS See RUSSELL Posted : 10/31/1997
Looking for anything you may have of FELDER, decendants of Hans Henrich FELDER of Orangeburg, SC from 1735-present. Thank you
Charles Felder : Posted: 12/10/1997
FOSTER  See CRAWFORD Posted : 8/28/1998
Seeking information about Samuel FOSTER. Born in Ireland, moved to SC as a boy of 8 to 10. Died in old 96 District. Father of Robert FOSTER, born in Old 96 or Abbeville in 1785.
John Parker : Posted: 1/17/1998
Searching for Mary ?? who married John Fox abt 1765. She is listed as head of household in 1790-1820 census. In her will she mentioned son Matthew, and daughters Elizabeth, Catherine, Mary Ann Lucrecy Posten and Elenor Able, wife of James Able. Would love to know what her maiden name was.
Margaret Fox : Posted : 5/1/2000
FOX See ABLE Posted: 7/7/1998
FREER See WAITE/WAIGHT Posted: 4/4/1997
FRITCHIE See PURDY Posted: 2/1/1998
I am searching for information pertaining to James GAILEY. He is listed in the 1790, 1800, 1810 Census in Abbeville Co, 96 District.
Stephen D. Gailey : Posted : 3/24/1998
GAMBRELL See PARKER   Posted : 3/06/2000
I am looking for any one who may have any information on a Thomas S. GARRETT who may have lived in Abbeville County (Old Ninety Six District) in the late 1700's.
Thomas D. Garrett : Posted : 5/01/2000
Wish to exchange with others researching GARRETTs here 1768-1850. Have much to share.
Terry GARRETT : Posted : 11/12/1997
GARRISON See McCULLOCH Posted : 10/31/1997
GIBERT See DELASHAW Posted : 3/25/1998
Seeking information and burial site of Matthew GILLESPIE (d Abbeville, 1793) and his son, James GILLESPIE (d 1795). James’ wife, Elizabeth, d 1819 in Abbeville. Need to find out if burial sites recorded. Many thanks for any info.
Donald Gillespie :  Posted : 9/23/1998
GILLESPIE See PURDY Posted: 2/1/1998
I would like to exchange info with anytone interested in the GLENNs who migrated to Southern IL from Abbeville and the 96th.
Nancy Attey : Posted: 10/1/1997
GOOGANS  See PETERSON   Posted : 10/10/1999
GORDON See BURNETT Posted: 4/4/1997
Just following the Rev War, there were several GORMANs in Edgefield and surrounding districts. I have records of several of them, including my own ancestor, John GORMAN (died 1803). I have done some research in the Dept of Archives as well as in Edgefield Co County Clerk's office.  I am interested in contacting others who are researching desc. of WILLIAM, JOSEPH, SAMUEL, NATHANIEL --- in other words, any of those who may have been related to my JOHN GORMAN. Perhaps it will give me a clue as to identity of the other GORMANs who keep popping up with mine, but who are not our direct family. My interest is from abut 1778 to 1835 only.
Norma Gorman Wright : Posted : 5/05/1999
GRAHAM See PARKER   Posted : 3/06/2000
Seeking information on any GRAHAMs in Old 96, Abbeville, Mccormick dist, in 1790’s or earlier.
Wayne Pailloz : Posted : 10/10/1999
Seeking information on William GRAVES and wife Elizabeth. One of their sons was John R. GRAVES (born 3 Sept 1791 in Abbeville District and moved to Tennessee in 1804.
John E. Craig : Posted: 5/8/1997
I'm at the end of my rope and can't get any farther. I have a GGGGGrandfather, Abraham Gray, who married Mary Parks and had 3 children: Hosea, Benjamin, and Nancy. Abraham was born 1790, died 1856. I know his father was Jeremiah Gray but can't find anything on who his mother was. Also would love to find out when Jeremiah was born, and who his parents were and if he had brothers and sisters. I know that Jeremiah, Abraham and his 3 children moved from the Old Dutch Forks area (where ever that was), to Spalding County, Digby GA in 1822 after their wives died. I know where they are buried. Tri-County Baptist Church Cemetery in Spalding Co several miles south of Brooks, GA. Jeremiah's grave is marked with only stones along side his son Abraham. Can you help me?
Elizabeth Gunn : Posted : 10/31/1998
GRAY  See CRAIG Posted : 7/4/1998
GRESHAM See KEATON Posted: 3/24/1998
GRESHAM See PARKER  Posted : 3/06/2000
GRIFFIN See BANKS Posted : 10/10/1999
Robert HADDEN, Sr., his wife Jane Lindsey, son Robert Jr. and his wife Jean Seawright arrived in SC in 1772. William and James HADDEN arrived in Georgia three years earlier,1769. I am trying to determine their relationship. The Roberts settled in Abbeville Co. and I believe were members of the American Reform Presbyterian Church. William’s wife, Mary Gordon,had an obituary written in the Due West Telescope. I am certain there must be some close relationship. William’s daughter, Sarah Clements, is mentioned in a write-up of the Wyatt Reunion at the A. R. P. Church in Abbeville.Any help would be appreciated.
Henry L. Hadden : Posted : 7/29/1997
How can I find information on my family living in Newberry possibly as far back as 1766? I know there are HALFACREs still there but I am trying to find records of Jacob HALFACRE from Rhineland, Germany or (at that time) arriving around 1766 via England.
Jimmy Halfacre : Posted : 3/21/2000
I’m looking for Henry HALL who married Elizabeth Paramore. They had 6 sons : John Henry, William Harrison, Alexander, James, Wiley and Elijah Franklin. They moved with their sons to southern Alabama where they lived until they died. I have no further info on this family. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.
Diane Shaw : Posted : 12/10/1997
I am researching Alexander HAMILTON, who lived in SC in the late 1700's. Alexander had at least 5 children born in SC: John HAMILTON b. 1782, Samuel HAMILTON b. 1773, Israel HAMILTON b. 1775, Jane HAMILTON b. 1784, and another daughter Nancy birth date unknown. Alexander had a brother Andrew. Around 1805 Alexander moved to Preble Co, Ohio where he died in 1817. My information is that Alexander and Andrew were Revolutionary War soldiers and they may have lived around the Old 96th District area. Alexander was a founding elder of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Preble Co, Ohio and is buried in Hopewell Cemetery. I am seeking information on this family, particularly interested in the wife, parents, and brothers and sisters of Alexander Hamilton. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Melissa : Posted : 11/09/1999
HAMMON See DUFF Posted : 1/28/1998
HAMMOND See TURNER Posted: 7/8/1997
I am researching the surname HANDLEY. I am looking for 2 brothers, James b. about 1758-1760 and John b. about 1760-1765. I have been told they were in the Rev. War and were from the Old 96 District of SC. I do not have much info except that 1 of them fathered a child named Jesse HANDLEY that md a Mary Brown. Thank you for your help.
Jeanette Nabors : Posted : 7/14/1998
Looking for any info on a soldier who immigrated to Charlestown, SC circa 1765-66. He was granted 40 acres, which he sold a year or 2 later. Have lost his trail after that. It’s believed he may have gone to the Laurens District/Abbeville area and later his descendents were in Sevier Co, TN area. May have been in the Athens/Augusta area of GA for awhile. Surname spelled quite a few ways : HANDLEY, HANLEY, HUNLEY, HENDLY.
Randy Muir : Posted : 3/24/1998
I am in search of the family William HANDLEY (b abt. 1760), md. Jane ?? (b abt 1770, SC). Children : John (1785), Handley (1788), Thomas (1791), John William (1794), James (1796, SC). About 1800-1803,William and Jane moved to East TN., in/or around Sevier Co., TN. I have found the name spelled as Hanly, Handly, Hanley and Hundley. Anyone having information on HANDLEYs in the area, please contact me. I will share information.
Ellie Handley : Posted: 12/10/1997
I would like to correspond / exchange data and ideas with anyone interested or researching the Hanvey family (any and all branches). Especially, would like to exchange information on the ancestors or decendents of William Hanvey. WilliamHanvey was most likely born in County Down in the Kingdom of Ireland ca 1740, and was certainly the immigrant ancestor of the great Hanvey Family originating in the Colony of SC. He and his wife, Sarah, whose maiden name is unknown, arrived with their young daughter, Jane, at Charles Towne in the Province of SC on Thursday - 19 February 1767. Sarah was born ca 1741 and Jane was born ca 1764. William and his family were among a group of poor Irish Protestants who arrived on the ship, Earl of Hillsborough. The vessel had sailed from Belfast in the Kingdom of Ireland on 30 November 1766. William received a 250 acre Royal Land Grant in the Long Cane Section, near the Belfast Township of SC and his decendents have spread to all parts of the county. I have over 6000 records and much reference data on individuals related to this line. I will gladly correspond with anyone interested in the Hanvey family.
Monte A. Hart : Updated: 7/8/1997
HARNAGE See ROBBINS Posted: 11/12/1997
Seeking information on Jacob HARWICK and wife Ellen or Elinor in late 1700’s. At least one son was born in this area in 1806, Thomas.
Patricia Jenkins :  Posted : 10/10/1999
HAZEL See JOHNSON/JOHNSTON Posted : 10/10/1999
I’m looking for information on Thomas HEARST b. abt 1761 Abbeville District and Isabel MILLER b. abt 1765.
K. R. Marchbank : Posted : 1/22/2000
Seeking info on Philip HEFLIN and family (b 1788, Abbeville Co, SC) moved to Lawrence Co, AL
Greg Shields : Posted : 7/8/1998
I am trying to find information on Samuel Henderson who I have spotted in the old 96th District in 1779. We think he is of the Henderson family of NC some of whom moved to SC in the mid-1700s.
Toney Brooks : Posted : 12/10/1999
HENDERSON See McCULLOCH Posted : 10/31/1997
I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry : Posted: 6/30/1997
I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry : Posted: 6/30/1997
James Herron granted 100 acres ("Bounty Land"), Booneboro (Abbeville District) 1767. Is he the father of Samuel Herron (b 1760 in Ireland)?
Mary-Elizabeth Pearson : Posted: 10/1/1997
Please advise if you have info on James HILL (b ca 1813-23, SC) who md a Lucinda (surname unknown) ca 1840, SC or GA. I find a will dated Dec 1829, Abbeville Co, SC of James HILL who lists wife as Katherine and children as follows : Jacob, John, Samuel, Thomas, James, Caroline, Daniel, Henry H., Margaret ALSO illegitimate children with Marg. DORRAH : Jesse, Eleanor, Larsey, Manes, Malinda HILL. James HILL, the son, could be my James HILL. Have not been able to find any links from this will backward or forward.
April Robbins : Posted: 3/23/1998
HILL See McCULLOCH Posted : 10/31/1997
HILLHOUSE See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
HOBBS  See COLEMAN Posted: 5/1/1997
I am seaching for information on Charles Holland born 1758 in the Netherlands and brought to Abbeville or the Old 96 District by his parents. Charles and William Holland migrated to Jackson county MS. about 1811. William may be Charles’ son but I have only a hunch about this. Any information on these gentlemen and their families would be greatly appreciated. Charles was a revolutionary war soldier.
Anita Holland Pagitt : Posted : 3/24/1998
I am looking for any information on my family line. My GGGgrandfather was Derrick Holsonbake born 1763 in District 96. Any information would be appreciated.
Conrad Holsomback : Posted : 3/21/2000
Looking for Thomas and Joel HONEYCUTT. Both went to GA about 1786.
Ed Hunnicutt : Posted : 12/10/1997
Looking for descendants of DRUCILLA HOSEA/HOSEY/HOZEY b. between 1770-1780 and died between 1840-1850. Need info. about Drucilla’s husband (Died before 1830) including his first name. Drucilla had sons named LEVI HOSEA (1808-abt.1865), DANIEL HOSEA (1811-), BENNETT HOSEA (1813-aft.1860), BARNETT or BARRETT HOSEA (1815-aft.1870), and HENRY HOSEA (1814-) all born in S.C. Family moved from Abbeville S.C. to Franklin Co. Ga., Cobb Co. Ga., and Jackson Co.Ga. May be in-laws who remained in S.C. Drucilla’s husband probably died before the family moved to Franklin Co. Ga. Where could he be buried? What is Drucilla’s maiden name? Appreciate any and all info. about this family. Drucilla Hosea/ Hosey/Hozey, Levi Hosea/Hosey/Hozey, Harriet Delport, Daniel Hosea/Hosey/Hozey, Bennett Hosea/Hosey/Hozey, Barnett (Barrett) Hosea/Hosey/Hozey, Henry Hosea/Hosey/Hozey.
Deborah H. Free : Posted: 3/15/1997
I am looking for information about David HUGGINS (b. CA, 1759) and his wife, Susannah LIVELY, both of whom may have been from the Old 96 District (Abbeville Co). They moved to Washington Co, IL between 1800 and 1810. Does anyone have any information about them?
Mary F Kelley :   Posted : 3/21/2000
Searching for info on my ggg grand dad, John HUGGINS, who enlisted in Capt. Caldwell’s Company of Rangers on June 26, 1775 at Ninety Six, along with his 3 brothers James, Andrew and William. He stated he was born in PA and was 28 years old
Jim Huggins : Posted: 2/12/1998
I am looking for any descendants of Jefferson Edmond HUGHEY, born 1815 in SC? Jefferson & Sophia Caroline Boozer had 9 children : Barbara Elizabeth, Mary Francis, Elvira Jane, Sophia C., Henry Boozer, Nancy I., Ida A, Cornelia, and Ora Alice.
Sandra Hughey : Posted : 8/28/1998
HOUSTON See RUSSELL Posted : 10/31/1997
Seth HOWARD was on the 1779 census in Old 96. His son, Hiram HOWARD, was in Anderson County in the 1830 Census. I am interested in knowing more about this family. I’ll be glad to share.
Beverly Peoples : Posted : 3/24/1998
James IRVIN served in the Revolutionary War in SC in May 1781, at the age of 16 years while living in 96 District of SC. After the way he moved to Shelby, now Cleveland Co, NC. The above information is from the widow's pension application of James IRVIN, application file # W-2117. James' wife also states that he was born in Chatham Co, NC. Would like to know where in SC this family lived. Also, who were his parents?
Judy Ballard : Posted : 11/09/1999
JETER See DAVIS Posted: 1/2/1998
Looking for information on David JOHNS(T)ON, d 1797 in Edgefield Co, SC. Wife is Rachel ??? (possibly TOWLES), d 1798. Children appear to be Morris, Samuel, Joshua, Charity, Sarah, Anny, Frances, Mary and Hester. If anyone has information on a connection between the JOHNSONs and the TOWLESes, I would very much like to hear from you. Joseph TOWLES witnessed a prenuptial agreement of Mary JOHNSON to Daniel ROGERS, Sr. Sethfield TOWLES was given the share of Morris JOHNSON when Mary JOHNSON ROGERS died in 1823. Charity JOHNSON was given Seth TOWLES's share upon his death in 1826. One of Anny JOHNSON HAZEL's sons was called Sethfield. Clearly there is a connection. What is it?
Barbara Schenck : Posted : 10/10/1999
Looking for information on Warren Buford JOHNSON, husband of Mary Stephens. Born 5 Mar 1792; died 25 Sept 1864. Children : Thomas Givens; Charles Henry; Elizabeth Caroline; Mary Warren; Edward Stephens; Joseph W.; Benjamin Ozias; James Hillhouse; Samuel Gray; William C.; Margaret Stephens; Martha Jane; and Hugh Lawson White. The father was Charles Henry JOHNSON / JOHNSTON. Looking back and forward. Have a lot to share and will gladly do it. Contact me with any information.
Jim Johnson :   Posted : 9/23/1998
JOHNSTON / JOHNSON See MILLER Posted : 9/23/1998
JOHNSON See PUTNAM Posted: 1/17/1998
JOHNSON See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
I am searching for information/decendants of William KEATON (b c 1725-1762, Abbeville District, SC). He married Katy GRESHAM bet 1751-1757. William KEATON had a daughter, Julia Ann KEATON (b 1775, SC). She married Jacob Buttram c.1790’s in Rowan Co, NC. William KEATON’s father was William KEATON, Sr. Any help would be appreciated.
Dee Naughton : Posted: 3/24/1998
KEELING See CARRAWAY Posted : 11/18/1999
KEITH See DELASHAW Posted : 3/25/1998
Looking for info on Richard KEMP.
Peggy Hein : Posted: 3/23/1998
KENDRICK See PUTNAM Posted: 1/17/1998
KING See MCCONELL Posted : 10/18/1998
KINMAN See WILLIAMSON   Posted : 12/10/1999
W. H. KIRKPATRICK left Abbeville District, SC in 1846, destination Texas. He took his six children and 6 slaves with him. His children were his three sons: J. R. Kirkpatrick, A.(Addison), Y. Kirkpatrick, Wm. Pinckney Kirkpatrick; and 3 dau.: Mary, Antionette, and Alien. It took them three years. to reach Texas and have the trip well documented. However, have no spouse for W.H. nor his origins. Believe all children were born in Abbeville and spouse probably buried there. Is there someone who can give advice on how to find information on this family?
LMarkum : Posted: 5/21/1997
KYLE See RUSSELL Posted : 10/31/1997
My Revolutionary War soldier George KYSER/KEYSER was in both Abbeville and old 96 counties before he died in 1807 in Edgefield Co, SC. In his will he mentioned his wife Elizabeth, his sons Philip, Jeremiah, and my George KYSER (and there may have been a son James). He also mentioned his unmarried daughters Elizabeth and Nancy (which I have nothing else on). The son Philip sold his father’s land and the sons all moved to AL. Does anyone have any information on this family? I know they were married with the NORED/NORWOOD, BLANKINSHIP, and PTOMEY families of SC who also moved to AL. Any help with any of these families would be gratefully appreciated.
Mrs. April Kyle Bladh : Posted : 1/5/1998
I am researching John LAMBERT born in the old 96 District in 1770. His father may have also been named John. I have a lot of Information to share.
Bill E. Phillips : Posted : 7/4/1998
James LARAMORE (perhaps spelled differently) and his wife Anna Couvin are thought by our family to have lived in Abbeville, SC before the 1790 census. Some of their sons moved to GA before the 1820 census. They are thought to have immigrated from France (near Marseilles). Any information confirming these "facts" or otherwise? Any alternate spelling of names? Any further ancestry?
Lou Sillay : Posted : 12/10/1999
I am looking for the family and ancestors of WILLIAM PHELPS b. 1773 SC. Also, SOPHIA LEE b. Sept. 1777 SC, dau. of WILLIAM LEE. This couple moved to GA c1813-14. Any information on this couple would be gratefully appreciated. Please note: Phelps is often spelled Philips, Phillips, Pheps, Fepps. Posted : 3/31/1999
LEE See McCULLOCH Posted : 10/31/1997
LEYSATH See McCULLOCH Posted : 10/31/1997
LIDDELL  See MILLER Posted : 9/23/1998
LIDDELL See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
Am looking for any info on Capt. Thomas LINDSAY 's family. I know that he died before the 1790 census was taken. All other info I know is as follows: Capt. Thomas LINDSAY b.1732, d. before 1790, m. Elizabeth (Unsure of maiden name, if you can obtain this ,much appreciation!! Also need her b. & d. dates!), came to Charleston, SC from Belfast on "The Earl of Hillsborough", with their children, & 10 other adult LINDSAYs.
Thomas & Elizabeth's children are as follows:
Agnes b.1754, d. ?; Elizabeth b.1763, d.?; James b.1764, d.?; Thomas b.1766, d.1821, md Grizel ??? (date and maiden name unknown); Arabella b.1767, d.? Christened St. Phillips Church, Charleston; John? b.1770?, d.?
Thomas & Grizel Lindsay had the following children:
Ann b.1791, d. ?, md ??? Boyd (1st name & date unknown); Thomas b.1793, d.?; James b.1795, d. ?, m. Mary McCalla (date & children unknown); Grizel b. 1797, d. ?; John b. 1800, d. ?; Joseph Caldwell b.1803, d. 1859, m. Sarah MacMillan (date unknown), moved to Tuscola, Mississippi 1847Joseph & Sarah's children are as follows:
Mary b.1835, d.?, m. Tolbert Sawyer; Elizabeth b.1837, d. ?, m. Joshua Scroggins; Margaret b. 1839, d. ?, m. M.L. Patrick; Josephine b. 1841, d. 1916, m. Pate Cotton; John b. 1844, d. 1860's; Thomas b. 1847, d. 1906, m. "Bun" Shumaker; Joseph Randolph b.1849, d. 1928, m. Sarah MacBeth--Tuscola, MS.; Robert b.1857, d. 1929, m. Caroline Kennedy; William Oliver b.1852, d. 1942, m. Beulah Whitehead

[I do know that Capt. Thomas & his family were granted by the Colonial Council on February 27, 1767 a plantation of 400 acres in Granville County in an area known as 96 District, and later as Abbeville Co., "on Carson's Branch", it being an eastern Branch of Long Cane Creek, near Belfast (Boonesborough) Township, bounded on SW by Bourdeaux (Hillsborough) Township. Capt. Thomas Lindsay served as Lt. & then Capt, of horse in Col. Waters' Regiment, 1780 & 1781. He died before the 1790 census, probably in the Revolutionary War. The 1790 census reports his widow Elizabeth living on plantation adjoining that of her son Thomas (b. 1766) and his wife Grizel ???]Margie Lindsay : Posted : 11/18/1999

Who are the parents of David LILES? Where was he born? Who were the parents of Deborah (wife of David)? What was the maiden name of Jenny (wife of Hugh Isham/Isom LILES)?
Husband : David LILES (Birth : 1765 - Death : Before 1825, Edgefield Co)
Wife : Deborah UNKNOWN (Death : 1825, Abbeville, SC)
1. F Child, Matilda LILES (Spouse, Samuel ROSS)
2. F Child, Mary "Polly" LILES (Birth : Edgefield Co., SC - Spouse, Unknown KIMMONS)
3. F Child, Susan LILES (Spouse, James STEWART)
4. F Child, Peninah LILES ( Birth : 1785 - Death : 1850/1860, Pickens Co - Spouse, John HARBERT)
5. F Child, Elizabeth LILES (Birth : 1791, Edgefield Co - Spouse,Edmond ATKINSON)
6. M Child, Joseph LILES (Birth : 9 Apr 1792 - Death : 26 Jul 1870 - Spouse, Zilla WARD)
7. M Child, Hugh Isham LILES (family of Wynell Simpson - Birth : 1795, Edgefield Co - Death, Pickens Co - Spouse, Jenny UNKNOWN)
8. M Child, Westley LILES (Birth : 1801, Edgefield Co - Death : After 1870, Oconee Co - Spouse, Elizabeth Jane)
Wynell Simpson : Posted : 7/11/1998
I am looking for information on the wife/wives and their children of Thomas LINDLEY (b. c1737; d. Dec. 1809, Laurens, SC). His will lists wife as Elizabeth. Thomas is the son of the Loyalist, James LINDLEY of Ninety-Six District, who was captured at the Battle of Kettle Creek and tried and executed (hanged) by William Moore, Sheriff of 96th District.
Thomas's mother and sisters, Sarah Rebecca, Mary Ruth, and Nancy Ann were staunch patriots and made bullets for the Patriots at their lead mine. So what was Thomas, Loyalist or Patriot? Any help will be appreciated.
Charles Cawley : Posted : 3/24/1998
I am descended from Samuel LINTON who resided in Old 96 District. I am trying to obtain information about his son, Thomas Jefferson LINTON, who was born about 1798. Any assistance will be deeply appreciated.
Vernon Linton :
vernlint@nts-online Posted : 2/10/2000
William LITTLE (b c1784) md Charlotte appeared on 1810 Spartanburg Co, SC census. Looking for parents of these two people and where are they buried. Children : Miles md Polly McKinney, Marion md Catharine Robbins, Charlotte md Alfred Holt, Kisiah md William Henderson, Ambrose, Franklin, John, Henry and Nancy md Mr Harmon. Miles, Marion and Charlotte moved into North GA c1847, Ambrose and Henry may have moved to GA also. Any help appreciated.
Joe M. Little : Posted : 7/4/1998
LIVELY See HUGGINS  Posted : 3/21/2000
I am looking for any info on the Lively family of SC. Brothers and sisters include : "old" John (1760-1831), Joseph (1765-1820), Catherine (1766-1820), John of the Indian Massacre in IL (1768-1813), Shadrick (1770-1842), Catherine (1785-1865), Francis "Fanny" (1795-1853).
Doug Ehler : Posted: 1/17/1998
LIVELY See ANDERSON Updated: 5/8/1997
I am searching for the surname of the wife of John Read LONG who migrated from St Marys, MD to Abbeville about 1775. There he married Sarah or Sally(?) in 1779. I have her born in Abbeville, but have no documentation to prove it. I believe her name could possibly have been Porter because her grandson Reuben has Reuben Porter Long Jr. on his headstone in MS. His father, the son of John Read and Sally/Sarah(?), would have been Reuben Porter LONG Sr is my logic. I can find no connection with Porter anywhere else and it's really just a guess. John Read and Sally/Sarah(?) had the following children at Abbeville: Nancy (about 1780); Harrison (about 1782); Elizabeth (about 1783); Nicholas (about 1785); Alcey or Elcey (about 1787); Lucey (about 1789); and Reuben LONG Sr (about 1793). Reuben LONG Sr married Sussannah Mitchell (daughter of Benjamin Mitchell Jr and Keziah) 21 May 1819 at Abbeville. They moved to Greene Co, AL about 1820.
Dave Long : Posted : 12/10/1999
We LORD's have been seeking a lost branch that settled Dorchester and moved on to Abbeville. They came to NC by way of SC and, it is believed, they formed a part of the Dorchester Colony from MA that settled in SC 1696. Their pastor was the Rev. Joseph LORD, whose death was recorded on a simple monumental stone still in existence near Summerfield in that state. In 1752, these colonists moved in a body to GA, and the SC records say that "some of them went to NC." It was at an earlier date than this, however, October 19, 1739, that William LORD, of NC, the first of whom we have authentic knowledge, settled on Cape Fear River, and was a large planter in Brunswick County, [footnote: "Family Records; New Hanover County Records" Vol. A. B., p. 283] where he died 1748. He married, about 1728, Margaret, the daughter of James and Margaret Espey. Colonel William LORD II (1732-1780), their son, was also a large planter in Brunswick County, he and his father residing there until the beginning of the Revolutionary War, when they removed to Wilmington for greater security and protection. The town of Brunswick was abandoned, and now only the ruins of the beautiful church of St. Philip and its surrounding burial-ground are left to mark the site of the town which had been the home of the Royal Governors, Tryon and Dobbs. "In that churchyard lie the remains of the LORDs who dwelt there. Their gravestones still remain, but of the early colonists no memorials exist." William LORD represented Brunswick in the Legislature 1765 to 1777; was High Sheriff 1771; on the Committee of Safety June 20, 1775; on the Provincial Council at Halifax, which framed the State Constitution, April, 1775, and Lieutenant-Colonel of the NC Regiment, June, 1776 [footnote: "Colonial Records of NC" Vol. IX, p. 574, Vol. Xa, p. 622, etc]. He married, July 13, 1758, his cousin, Sarah Espey. Their son, John Quince LORD, married, 1792, Elizabeth S., the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Sharples) Bradley, and their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, married John Rutherford London.
Jim : Posted : 1/21/2000
Wade H. LOVE (middle name may be Hawkins but not sure). He married in Pendelton Co. Feb. 15, 1815 Jane WILSON, daughter of Capt. John Wilson and Ellen Alexander. John WILSON is of Bath Co. and Ellen Alexander is of Agusta Co., VA. I have had no luck in finding the parents of Wade LOVE. They were said to be from Agusta Co. but have not been able to find any proof. Would appreciate any help I can get.
Pat Love : Posted: 5/1/1997
Looking for David LOWRY, born 1780 in SC. Married Sarah CRUMPTON from Greenville Co. 1802. Trying to locate his parents and relatives.
Winton W. Lowery : Posted : 11/09/1999
My great great grandfather came here and owned property in Old 96 District. I would like any info. that anyone has on John A. LOWERY or Henry LOWERY.
D’Onne Jones : Posted : 10/10/1999
Looking for any of the Lusk family that you might have in Abbeville, SC. They moved from Abbeville, SC to Gunersville and Albertsville, AL Abbeville, SC is where Henry, James and Nathan Lusk were born. Henry (b. Feb 27, 1750, Ninety Six,SC - d.March 13, 1813, Pickens, SC). Nathan, Sr., son of Henry. (b. March 20, 1793, Anderson County - d. Jan 28,1872, Walhalla. James Lusk (Loosk), father of Henry born in Augusta Va and died in SC abt 1786. Thats about all I have. Thanks for any help.
Mary Lusk : Posted: 4/20/1997
I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry : Posted: 6/30/1997
Nathaniel MARLOW was recorded on the 1800 census of Old 96 District. By 1810 he was not on the census there. Who were his parents? his siblings, his children? and who was his wife? Interesed in MARLOW / MARLOWE anywhere. Any help will be appreciated
Kay Sloan :  Posted: 4/4/1997
MARTIN See BURNETT Posted: 4/4/1997
The MATTHEWS and DICKENSON families migrated from Moore County (formerly Cumberland) ca. 1790-1800 to Old 96th District. I am trying to find the actual location they settled in and of course Abbeville County is a candidate. Names are : James MATTHEWS and wife Nancy DICKENSON Matthews, Willis DICKENSON, Thomas MATTHEWS, Robert DICKENSON. Any information appreciated.
F. C. Jones :   Posted : 5/1/2000
Lt. Col. James MAYSON (b 1733 probably in Scotland, died in Abbeville 1799). He was a Regulator, Justice, Revolutionery Soldier and prominent citizen of Abbeville and Newberry SC. James MAYSON was likely married 3 times and was survived by Henrietta Hart, his wife. His will names his children. Would love to swap stories and information about this family with other researchers.
Charles C. Miller : Posted: 12/12/1997
I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry : Posted: 6/30/1997
My ggg grandmother was Rutha McADAMS (b about 1800, SC); md Jonathan ELLARD about 1817. Would like to find some more information on them and their parents. Her mother was Martha Anna TURNER (b Greenville, SC date unknown). Her mother may have been Nancy BRASHER (b 1777 in 96th District, SC).  Posted: 7/14/1998
McAlister/McAllister, who married Elizabeth Moore c. 1791 in Pendleton District, SC. From Pendleton District they traveled to Greene Co, AL. Supposedly, Elizabeth was born aboard ship from Dublin, Ireland to the US c. 1773.
Mary Williams : Posted : 5/1/2000
I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry : Posted: 6/30/1997
McCENNEY See BAIRD/BEARD Posted: 10/31/1997
McCANCE See OLIVER Posted : 3/24/1998
Looking for Samuel MCCARLEY (b ca 1775). Married Celia UNKNOWN about 1815 in SC, probably in one of the Old 96 Counties. Any info on Samuel or Celia would be most helpful.
Burley Patton McCarley : Posted : 7/14/1998
Interested in the McClinton line which originated in Abbeville in the late 18th century (1770) and migrated west to AK.
James L. McClinton : Posted : 5/5/1999
Seeking information on William MCCONNELL (born c 1783 in SC died 1 Jan, 1864 in Anderson Co, SC). He married Sarah KING )born c 1790 died between 1850-60 in Anderson Co, SC). Believe her father to be William KING. William MCCONNELL and Sarah had the following Children:  Allen (1804); John (1806); Daniel (1808); infant (c 1810); William (13 Nov 1812) [my line]; Charles (1815); Margaret (1817); David (1819); Sarah (Sally) (1825); Mary (Polly) (1827); Belton O'Neal (1829); Newton (1830). William owned land in Anderson District SC on waters of Generostee Creek. Who were his parents? Was his mother Rebecca who was head of household in Abbeville District in 1790 SC census? ANY help will be appreciated. I will be happy to share my findings with anyone interested in this family name.
Sandra McConnell Mauldin : Posted : 10/18/1998
McLANE See SPEED Posted: 7/27/1998
I am researching the family of James & Mary (GARRISON) McCULLOCH. They lived in Abbeville Co. at least as early as 1776 and had 12 children : Jane (husb Wm H. HENDERSON), William G. (wife Margery LEE), Mary, Samuel, John, James Jr., Isaac (wife Martha S.), Margaret "Peggy" (husb Samuel MORRIS), Ann (husb Matthew McDANIEL), Adam, Robert, and Elizabeth E. (1st husb LEYSATH, 2nd husb. Henry L. HILL). I would appreciate any information you may have on this family. I will share what I have.
J. Kevin McCulloch : Posted : 10/31/1997
MCDANIEL See McCULLOCH Posted : 10/31/1997
I am searching for information on James MCDONALD who was living in the 96 district, Edgefield Co, SC in 1790. He married a Martha CARTER who is said to have been a Drummond. I would like to hear from anyone having a James MCDONALD in this area and time. I only have one child for him (Willis) who married Susan Rider, also of 96 district.
Paul McDonald : Posted : 10/10/1999
I would like any information on John McELWEE who married Jane Adams. Believe they lived in 96 District before moving to Lincoln Co., KY in 1782. Their daughter, Martha McELWEE, married James Gilmore 1782 Lincoln Co. John had died by 1787. Had sons William and David and other daughters named Jane and Margaret.
Freda Strampe : Posted : 12/13/1997
McGEE See SIMS Posted: 7/4/1998
Am looking for info on a Frank McGee who died in the 1970's.  Posted : 10/10/1999
I am looking for information about JAMES McGOWAN who left a will dated Dec. 4, 1802 Abbeville District. His wife was Elizabeth (possibly ALBRIGHT). His children were Elijah, Mary (married Wm CAROTHERS), William, Robert, John (Married Hannah SCHROCK), James, and Susannah. It is believed that James McGOWAN came from northern Ireland ca. 1768.
Helen French :  Posted: 3/15/1997
Looking for any information on Peter MCGREW from old 96 district 1783.Also William and Margaret MCGREW. Dates unknown.
David S. McGrew : Posted : 10/4/1998
My ancestor, Archibald McKEE was recorded in the Georgetown District of SC by 1740. His son, Adam McKEE was in 0ld 96 District by 1777 when he was recorded as being on jury duty. He served in the Militia during the American Rev. War in 1778. Family tradition indicates that his house was burned by the British. He was married to Jean DIXON. Adam McKEE died in Abbeville Co., 1806, leaving his widow Jean, Children: Grissel, Michael Sr., Adam Jr. (married Eleanor Breckenridge), Jean (married a Lindsay), Eliezer, John (married Margaret Cunningham), Mary, and William Seth (married Mary Freeman McKay). I would like to know who Michael Sr. married ca 1790 in Abbeville Co.? I hope to learn more about the village of Long Cane. Does anyone know if the McKEE family was from the County Antrim in Ireland? I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information to share. Thanking you in advance.
Linda Goodell : Posted : 12/10/1997
I am looking for any information on Alexander McKelvy and James McKelvy, sons of James and Margaret McKelvy, who landed in SC in 1767. I have James (Jr.) children, but have nothing on Alexander. Will share what I have with what you have. Thanks
Dave : Posted : 10/4/1998
McKINLEY See BEATTY Posted: 7/4/1998
McKINNEY See STEDMAN Posted : 10/11/1998
MCLEAN See PRESLEY Posted : 2/10/2000
MCMAHAN See CAMPBELL Posted : 2/10/2000
MILLER See HEARST Posted : 1/22/2000
Who were the parents of John MILLER, blacksmith, b in Pa 1748 and died in Abbeville Co, 1812? John served in the SC militia. His brother/halfbrother Capt. Andrew was killed at Cowpens. His sister/halfsister was the wife of John JOHNSTON believed to be from Paxson Twp PA. The MILLERs and JOHNSTONs settled in 96 District about 1766. John MILLER’s first married Lucinda? STEPHENSON/STEVENSON, said to have been a Tory, about 1770 in SC; he second married Rachel Thompson LIDDELL, widow of George LIDDELL. Rachel was the daughter of Matthew THOMPSON and his wife Rachel Allen, b VA. I am descended from Rachel and John’s oldest son, Allen THOMPSON. I have information about many of John MILLER’s descendants. Family tradition says the MILLERs are closely related to the Calhoun and Pickens family. My research indicates John MILLER, blacksmith, while single, received 50 acres of land adjoining that of Rev. Robert MILLER, twice defrocked minister who was the brother-in-law of Andrew Pickens. Any help?
Richard A. Miller : Posted : 9/23/1998
MILLER  See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
I am searching for the surnames of the wives of Benjamin MITCHELL Sr. and Jr. They were both born in Abbeville and married there. Benjamin Sr was born about 1736 at Abbeville. He married Judith (She could have been married to a Cobb previously) in 1761 at Abbeville. They had the following children: Susannah; Lewis (Capt.); Randolph or Randall; Elizabeth Betsy; and Benjamin MITCHELL Jr. Benjamin MITCHELL Jr was born 1770 to Benjamin MITCHELL Sr and Judith at Abbeville. He married Keziah (maybe Wilson) in 1795 at Abbeville. Their children were: Sussannah; Nancy; and Benjamin. Posted : 12/10/1999
Was told N. S. MORGAN, b. l797 may have come from Abbeville. Wife may have been Nancy BIRAM. N. S. MORGAN and wife Nancy living in De Kalb Co, AL in l850 with a Jesse BIRAM, age 76, birth unknown, and wife Nancy age 62, born SC. Does anyone have info on either of these families?
Shirley Reed : Posted: 7/7/1998
MORGAN See VARDEMAN Posted: 4/10/1997
MOORE See BOTTS Posted: 7/29/1997
MOORE See COWDREY Updated : 03/06/2000
MORRIS See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
MORRIS See McCULLOCH Posted : 10/31/1997
Researching the family of Arthur A. MORROW, b.1750 Ireland. According to 1790 Abbeville Census and other records he was married to an Elizabeth and had 8 children. He first showed up in the 1779 colonial records of Abbeville, and he was a ruling elder in the Cedar Springs Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, SC. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Sam Morrow
:   Updated : 5/5/1999
Interested in any information on the family of Moat/Moates/ Mote/Motes found in Abbeville area of Old 96. Family came from Amelia Co., VA. to SC by 1755. We have a lot of early data. Seeking more on family of William MOTES and the marriage into the Anderson family and Joseph MOTES in the same area.
Marge Motes : Posted : 7/29/1997
Looking for James NASH (b bef 1770). Married to Margaret Long. They moved to Jackson Co, GA around 1800. Can someone help me find which James Nash this might be? It helps if I know which one it isn’t - 1790 census shows a James in Abbeville and also Pendleton Co.
Lois Strasbaugh : Posted: 2/1/1998
NEAL See CARRAWAY Posted : 11/18/1999
I am looking for info on the Daniel NEW family of Abbeville. Daniel moved to Abbeville in the late 1700’s from GA. Some of his ancestors later returned to Washington Co, GA. I’m trying to establish a link between the NEW families of Abbeville, Edgefield, Aiken.
Joe Cole : Posted : 7/27/1998
NIBLOCK  See CRAIG Posted : 7/4/1998
Looking for father and mother of Frederick Henry NIX b. abt 1797 in Old 96th District. Frederick Henry married Sarah Mitchell in Old 96 District abt. 1821.
William G. Nix : Posted : 10/10/1999
Looking for James Pinkney NORRELL b. 1819 in 96th District. Any information will be appreciated.
Jerry Murphree : Posted : 10/10/1999
Researching all OLDHAMs in SC, especially Old 96 and Pendleton prior to 1850
R. L. Oldham : Posted : 7/14/1998
James OLIVER was married to Sophia Robins (Robbins). Do not know the year. James was from Old Ninety-Six (Abbeville) District. Sophia, from Ben Hill, GA (near Atlanta). Their son, Sandford Capers (Capus?) Oliver was born in 1834, GA. I need the name of James's father and mother. Some family names passed down were : John, George, Thomas, James, Florence McCarty Oliver. Family links were, Howse, Mims, Brown, Tremble (Moses), Baker Scarbrough, Wooton, Hamilton, Harrison.  Posted : 7/4/1998
Need help. Was given old genealogy data, but it has very little documentation; so what I received is questionable. Would appreciate any information on the OLIVER Family. Samuel OLIVER (b abt 1725, Abbeville SC - d 1780, Abbeville) wife Elizabeth (b abt. 1727, SC). They had at least one son, James, (b abt 1750 - d 7 Oct. 1802, Abbeville); wife Mary. James and Mary had at least one son, William (b 20 Dec. 1781, SC - d 11 January 1863, Hampton, Calhoun Co. Ark). His wife was Betsy "Bitsey"; she died in Ashville, St. Clair Co. 8 Nov. 1826. They had a big family : Margaret, John, Benjamin, Nancy, Joseph, Ira, Harry, Thomas, Jeptha (b 20 Dec. 1821 in AL) md Lucinda Elizabeth McCANTS/McCANCE 3 Aug 1843 in St. Clair Co. AL, and Ann. Your help will certainly be appreciated.
Grace Clowe : Posted : 3/24/1998
Abram or Abraham OUTON md Margaret SHANKS, dau of Matthew M. Shanks and Ann Martha or Martha Ann ???. Their children, according to Margaret’s father’s will, were : John OUTON, William OUTON, Sarah OUTON, and Anna OUTON. Have been unable to find any information, save what was in Matthew M. Shanks’ 1836 will. Any OUTON researchers of this line, I have SHANKS info on Matthew’s eldest child, James, with his first wife ??? WILSON down to my children. Willing to share what I have.
Tinker Strother : Posted : 7/26/1998
==>Would like to hear from cousin's researching this lineage. Does anyone know what county in Ireland John Parker and his brother James was born, who were their parents and siblings? Also looking for documentation on David Parker and his wife Elizabeth- is David the son of John Parker and Elizabeth Gresham? What is Elizabeth's (David's wife) maiden name??
==>John PARKER b c1750 to 1753 in Ireland married Elizabeth GRESHAM b c1760 VA/d 1804 Anderson Co. SC, buried Ebenezer Meth. Church Cem., Anderson Co, SC. daughter of john GRESHAM & barbara BURDYNE/BURDINE of Culpepper Co. VA; Children of John and Elizabeth Gresham Parker John Gresham Parker b c1790 Pendleton District, SC/d 1842 Dekalb Co, GA, wife Mary (Unknown)born in SC
Rachael PARKER b c1800 m William KEATON/KEETON
Reuben PARKER b c1790 Pendleton District, SC
Joseph PARKER b 1790-1800 "Joe" (?)
Susannah PARKER b c1800 m James PARKER(Her cousin)
Robert PARKER b 1803-d 1885 m Mary GAMBRELL
*David Parker, b c1801 SC, m Elizabeth (Unknown)
Louise Parker : Posted : 3/06/2000
PARKER See ANDERSON Posted: 5/1/1997
PARKMAN See TYRONE Posted: 6/30/1997
PARNELL See ABLE Posted: 7/7/1998
My gr gr grandfather was John G. PATTERSON born about 1785 in SC. His wife was Mary. The 1820 census shows him living in Abbeville SC with his family. I would appreciate any information on this family, who his parents, siblings were etc.
Frances Holston : Posted : 2/10/2000
PATTERSON See GILLESPIE Posted : 9/23/1998
Thomas PETERSON married Abigail RICHARDSON in SC and they had Naomi, William, David Thomas, Thomas, Elizabeth, Cassandra (who md. James GOGGANS), Mary, John, Bazel, James Foy, and Abigail PETERSON. In 1790, the family was living in 96th District. In 1800 and 1810 they were in Newberry Co, SC. 1820 they were in Union Co and 1827 John’s will was recorded in Edgefield Co, SC. Who were Thomas’ parents? Dianne Conaway Blankenstein : Posted : 10/10/1999
PHELPS/PELPS See CARRAWAY Posted : 11/18/1999
Seeking the ancestors and descendants of William PHELPS (Other spellings are possible) (b. 1773 SC and d. 1827 Pulaski Co, GA) and his wife, Sophia LEE (b. 1777 SC - d. bef 1860 Pulaski Co, GA), dau of William LEE. William's father may have come from NC. This couple was in Old 96 moved to Pulaski Co, GA ca 1813. 14 May 1999. William LEE was found in Union Co, SC on the 1800 census. William Phelps is believed to have moved to GA c. 1810-14. He was listed in Pulaski Co, GA in 1813-14. They had Children : Arthur, William, James, Elijah, Sheppard Needham, Elizabeth, Polly, Caroline. It is not known whether William’s father was born in SC. If not, he probably entered SC sometime in the 1760s-70s from NC. If anyone has any information on this family, please e-mail me direct.
Nora : Posted : 6/10/1999
PICKENS  See BOYD  Posted : 10/10/1999
PICKENS See RICHARDSON   Posted : 10/10/1999
I am looking for information on Thomas PILGRIM, Jr. and his wife Kisich (?). They lived in this county in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s (abt. 1825). They were the parents of George Washington PILGRIM, Sr. He married a Permina (?) also from SC, but we don’t know where in SC. We would like to have the maiden names of both women and any other information that you have on Thomas PILGRIM, Jr and his father, Thomas PILGRIM, Sr. Thomas PILGRIM, Sr was a veteran of the Rev. War. We have copies of his records. He was the brother of Amos PILGRIM. Any information that you may have on the PILGRIM family of this county will be greatly appreciated. You can reach me at or my cousin at Thank you.
Cheryl Kenter : Posted: 4/16/1997
Iam looking for info on Charles Martin PITTS born 1778 (Old 96 District) Pickens Co, SC. He married Mary Jane ??? b. 1780 in <Newberry or Pickens County>. I am also looking for any info on his father Caleb Martin PITTS b. about 1755 m. Rebecca Leathers b. abt. 1759 in Newberry Co, SC.
Shirley : Posted : 3/21/2000
POLLACK See BECK Posted: 7/27/1998
POOL See WILLIAMSON   Posted : 12/10/1999
PORTER See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
I'm new to this kind of research. I'm seeking any info. on Abraham POWELL, born 1790, in SC. This is all I know. I would like to trace his parents.
Sks Posted : 2/10/2000
Am searching for descendants of Middleton PRAYTOR/PRATHER who married Martha Adkins 1/3/1782 in the 96th District of SC. Known children are : William, Middleton Adkins, John, Martha, Philip, Permelia and Basaleel. Middleton's parents are William Prather, Sr. and Mary Middleton. Would like to hear from others researching this Prather line.
Jeanann Goss : Posted: 3/23/1998
David PRESLEY was of Long Cane Settlement in the 96th. He died in 1785 while residing in Charleston but left his lands to his children. Could someone help me identify where the land is - one was a plantation on the west branch of Stephens Creek: land on south branch of Hard Leabour Creek. Where is this land located today?
Jackie Presley : Posted : 2/10/2000
Searching for info on David PRUET m. Unknown. Listed in 96th District SC in 1779. I believe he had at least one son also named David who married Elizabeh MOBLEY. They had 9 children, one of which is my ggg grandfather, Mastin PRUETT. David and Elizabeth moved to Walton then Gwinnett Co, GA ca 1822. After Elizabeth's death (ca 1851) David married Rebecca BRADFORD. Other children of David & Elizabeth PRUETT:  Sarah, Frances, William G., Elisha, Anna, David Goodman, James Marshall and Margaret. Would love to share info with anyone related to these families.
Bobi Mize : Posted: 2/10/2000
Researching the family of Henry PURDY (b 1751 and d 16 Aug 1816, Abbeville District, SC). He md Nancy Agness RITCHIE (b 1763, VA and d 1847, Abbeville District, SC) on 5 Dec 1786, Abbeville District, SC. Their 12 children were : James PURDY (b 3 Sep 1787); Elizabeth PURDY (b 7 Nov 1788 and d 1875, Blount Co, AL) who md Jacob Warren BROOKS; Margaret PURDY (b 21 Feb 1790); Grizella PURDY (b 2 Jan 1792) who md Andrew GILLESPIE; Ann PURDY (b 6 Sep 1793) who md James RITCHIE; Henry PURDY (b 3 Oct 1795); Agness PURDY (b 5 Jan 1798); Mary PURDY (b 12 Sep 1800); Sarah PURDY (b 7 Sep 1803); Jennet PURDY (b 11 Feb 1806); Allah PURDY (b 1 Nov 1808); William Norrell PURDY (b 31 May 1811). All children were born in Abbeville Disttrict, SC.
Debbra Szymanski : Posted: 2/1/1998
Daniel Putman came to Abbeville, SC around 1750 from VA. Served in SC militia in Revolutionary War. Later migrated to KY. Also Barnett Putman (father of Daniel?) and John (his cousin). Have DAR records but looking other info (land grants, church records family burial records, etc.
Doc Browning : Posted: 7/4/1998
Daniel PUTNAM (b 1745,Culpepper VA and d in 1822, Abbeville SC) md Sarah KENDRICK 1745 in VA. Son, James PUTNAM (b 1782, VA) md Eliz. JOHNSON 1800 in Abbeville Co SC. they had a son, Jeremiah E. PUTNAM (b 1802, Abbeville Co SC). This family moved on to Copiah and Scott Counties in MS
Doy Cloninger : Posted: 1/17/1998
RAMSEY See BOLE Posted : 3/21/2000
Seeking the family of Jacob (b. ~1745) and Sarah (or Sally) REED. Only known child was Frances REED (b. 1769 near Calhoun, Abbeville District), married Aaron BROYLES 12 Dec 1789. Frances died 7 Sep 1841.
Jesse Emerson : Posted: 2/10/2000
Robert REED. Arrived from Larne, Ireland in 1773 with the Rev. William Martin. Port was Charleston,S.C. and the ship was "Lord Dunluce". Ship captain, James Gillis, helped them obtain land warrants from the Grand Court and transportation to plantations. The book, "Destiny of the Scotch Irish" says most of the 5 shiploads were bound for Old 96, but unable to find a trace of R. Reed. Thanks for any clues.
Mary Reed : Posted: 3/15/1997
Can anyone tell me the place to look where I can obtain the most info on Col. George Reed who fought in the Rev. War? Pension papers of his son, Samuel, state that he was from Abbeville Dist. I am interested in George's life history or genealogical information.
B. Reid : Posted : 10/10/1999
Trying to find parents and place of birth of Samuel RICE, b abt 1795 Old Greenville Co, SC. Would appreciate hearing from anyone reseaching this family. Individuals: Samuel RICE
Elloree Posted: 3/23/1997
RICHARDSON See PETERSON  Posted : 10/10/1999
My line of RICHARDSON’s moved to Wilkes Co, GA in the 1780’s from the Abbeville Co area, also called the Old Ninety-Six. I have a Willis RICHARDSON marrying a Margaret PICKENS of Abbeville, SC. Of the RICHARDSON’s, I have for certain a William RICHARDSON who moved to GA from Newberry Co, SC in about 1780. William’s father, Thomas, born about 1700, died presumably in the Newberry Co area or Old Ninety-Six. It was LATER broken up into more counties. Does anyone know of documentation to prove Thomas RICHARDSON lived in that area or have any other vital info about him, like where he was born, who his parents were, other children, a wife’s name? Any help would be appreciated.
Valarie R. Stevens : Posted : 10/10/1999
I am looking for information on Capt. John RIDGWAY/RIDGEWAY (b. c1736). During the Revolution, he was captured by Loyalists and executed 2 Sep 1781. Among my questions are: (1) Why was he executed since many were released? (2) Who were his children? (3) Who were the children of his son, John? (4) Was his will filed in Charleston? or ? (5) Did he have more than one wife (Charity)?
Charles Cawley : Posted : 3/24/1998
Looking for parents of Thomas ROBBINS (b abt 1740 and d abt 1786) md 1 Jan 1771 to Sarah HARNAGE (b ?? and d ??). Sarah, daughter of George & Mary HARNAGE (located in St. George Parish, SC 1765-1767). Five children : George, Arthur T., Rebecca, Sarah, & Elijah. Locations include Effingham Co, GA, Abbeville Co, SC, and Screven Co, GA. Any help would be appreciated.
Ed Robbins : Posted: 11/12/1997
I am researching all SC ARMSTRONGs AND ROBINSONs. Would like to hear from anyone doing research on these families.
Rosemary B. Filyaw :   Posted: 5/1/1997
ROGERS See JOHNSON/JOHNSTON Posted : 10/10/1999
My mother's (Barbara June ROSAMOND Smith) family ties go back to those SC Counties. A brief synopsis of my own direct descendancy. (The name ROSAMOND has been spelled so many different ways through the years: ROSAMOND, Rosemond, Rosman, Roseman, Rosemon, Rosamon, Rosamund, ROSAMOND, etc. but for our group of ROSAMOND's they are still the same persons.) My fellow distant cousins and I have researched our ROSAMOND ancestors for 14 years now. We have a lot of information bu which we can write a book. Still there facts we don't have yet, and some persons scattered throughout the country from whom we haven't contacted nor have they contacted us -- especially in California. For many years our family legend has it that our "ROSAMOND" ancestor came from Ireland and came to the colonies prior to the American Revolutionary War. There are many legends about the family. A small part of the legend might be true, but has not factually true for me and some my fellow "ROSAMOND" descendants' researchers at least those who stem from John ROSAMOND. We hired a researcher in England based on the earliest history we can, at present, find on our ancestor. Below is all that we can find on him so far..showing England, not Ireland. It doesn't mean he wasn't born in Ireland, just that he was not in Ireland in 1724-1725. We just don't know.

In 1724, my ancestor John ROSAMOND and his friend William Ray were arrested in Abingdon, Berkshire, England for stealing a hat, periwig, 30 pounds British sterling, five pairs of shoes, and a brown gelding. They were held in the gaol in Reading, Berkshire, after their trial where they were sentenced to be exiled to the colonies for 14 years hard labor. By March 1725, they were transported to Newgate Prison and held there until they boarded the convict ship "Forward" owned by Jonathan Forward, and captained by Daniel Russell. The ship set sail on 28 September 1725 from London via the Thames River. The ship arrived disbarked at Annapolis, Maryland on 8 December 1725. We don't know who bought his indenture, but he is recorded as being in CPT Beall's militia of Prince George Co, Maryland between 1734-1737. By 1747-1765 we find John ROSAMOND living in Augusta Co, Virginia and listed as a master shoemaker, owned land, paid tithes, served in the militia, etc. His wife Sarah Wilson, a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Wilson, arrived with her mother, brothers: Samuel and Matthew, sisters, and uncles and cousins in June 1740 in Philadelphia, PA from Co Antrim, Ireland. Her brother Nathaniel Wilson must have been born in Virginia because there is no listing of him arriving on the ship. In 1767, John and Sarah ROSAMOND were living in the old Granville Co, owning land on Turkey Creek. Supposedly this was part of the later called Abbeville District. Sarah's brother, Nathaniel Wilson and two of her uncles (one was named William) and several cousins also moved to this Abbeville District. Their known children according to their daughter's, Jean ROSAMOND, will were her brothers Samuel ROSAMOND who married Sarah Hodges (believed to be a daughter of John Hodges), James ROSAMOND, Margaret ROSAMOND who married Bartholomew Weems, Sarah ROSAMOND who married Richard Hodges (possibly a brother of Sarah Hodges.) Lots of brothers from one family marrying sisters or cousins in another family here. It even continues today from time to time. We believe John and Sarah may have had a son named John, but we are not sure. John ROSAMOND and his son Samuel were listed in the 1779 census. Although legend has it that Samuel was born in Ireland, we have find no factual documentation to substantiate this. We feel he was born in Virginia sometime between 1742-1750. Samuel and James ROSAMOND both served in the SC militia during the Revolution. Samuel was a lieutenant under Adam Crain Jones and as a captain under Colonel Anderson. In the 1790 SC census, John ROSAMOND was not listed, assuming he had already died. His widow, Sarah, and their two sons, Samuel and James were all listed as heads of households. Samuel died in 1814 and James died in 1806. We already know about Samuel's wife, Sarah Hodges. However, we're trying to find James's first wife. His second wife was a widow named Mary Lahorty or Dahorty, who had a son James Lahorty. James is my direct ancestor. Though I'm not listing all his children's descendants. His children were Nathaniel Jones, Thomas A., Benjamin, Samuel, and Mary ROSAMOND—
a) Nathaniel J. ROSAMOND (b. abt 1784, Laurens Co, dbf 1840, not sure where or where he's buried.) (who received the 947 acres, and most of the property, where James lived somewhere near where the Saluda and Reedy Rivers meet). Nathaniel J. (we believe his the "J" was Jones) first marriage was to Mary Lighon. Their son was James Blackmon ROSAMOND. After Mary's death, he married Amy Powell, a niece of his cousin. They had several children who included William Capers ROSAMOND (a physician, who settled in Jasper, AL prior to the Civil War.) Many of Nathaniel's descendants are still in SC, except for William Capers' --one of these lives in Birmingham.
b) Thomas A. ROSAMOND (a minister) who married Mary Jane Simpson. This group settled in MS.
c) Samuel ROSAMOND (b. abt 1792, d. in Attalla Co, MS) md Frances "Fanny" Hill, daughter of John and Susannah Hill. She is a sister of Benjamin's wife, Susannah. Samuel and his family came to MS about 1842-1847.
d) Benjamin ROSAMOND (b. 1790, Laurens Co, d. 1859 in Attalla Co, MS). His first marriage was to Susannah Hill (a daughter of John and Susannah Hill, I believe of Greenwood Co). She died in probably Greenwood Co, before 1842. (They are my great-great-great grandparents). He and Susannah had seven sons, one who is Thomas Henry ROSAMOND (my great-great grandfather). The book Greenwood Co Sketches shows that Benjamin and Susannah and Samuel, Ben's brother, and Frances "Fanny" Hill ROSAMOND, Susannah's sister, were founders of the first Walnut Grove Baptist Church near Ware Shoals. Benjamin remarried in 1843 to Jane (Rogers) Mays, daughter of Daniel Rogers and widow of Abner Mays. From his marriage to Jane, they had two sons--Marion Francis and Tillman Jasper ROSAMOND. Benjamin and Jane ROSAMOND moved to Attalla Co, MS about 1850. Benjamin's son: Thomas Henry ROSAMOND (b. 1811, Abbeville or Greenwood Co, d. sometime after 1880 census. Their granddaughter stated she thinks they may have been buried in Cleburne Co, AL) md Sarah Mays, a daughter of Matthew (Meedy or Medy) and Lucretia Rogers, a daughter of Daniel Rogers. Lucretia (Rogers) Mays and Jane (Rogers) Mays ROSAMOND were sisters..making Jane not only the aunt to Sarah Mays ROSAMOND, but also her step-mother-in-law. By 1860, Thomas Henry and Sarah moved to several counties in GA.

Thomas ran a store in Abbeville prior to coming to GA. In GA he worked in a flour mill and with lumber. They had several children, amongst their sons were Joseph Henry ROSAMOND, Benjamin Augustus ROSAMOND (who remained in GA, and is buried in La Grange, GA), and William Arthur ROSAMOND. Joseph Henry ROSAMOND (b. Oct 1861 in Coweta Co, GA, d. Jul 1944, and buried in Anniston, AL) md Nancy Ann Lester (also born in GA). They had five sons and three daughters. Their sons: John, Thomas Jackson ROSAMOND m. Maggie Payne, Arthur, Augustus, and their last son and youngest child, Joseph Ira ROSAMOND. Joseph Henry, called "Joe," worked as farmer in Cleburne and Calhoun (around Piedmont), AL. He later was listed in the 1908 city directory and 1910 census as a policeman. After his retirement in the 1930's he owned a lumber yard. Joe's and Nancy's son, "Ira": Joseph Ira ROSAMOND (b. 1902, d. 1949 in Anniston, AL) m. Nelle Underwood (b. 1902, died Mar 1931), a daughter of Texas Stephens and Maude (Buckner) Underwood. Although Ira helped his father at the lumber yard and sometimes helped his uncle Tom with carpentry and cabinetmaking in his younger years, Ira was a plumber in the 1930's and 1940's until his death in 1949.

He married his second wife, Eula Mae (Morrison) about 1934. She died in October 1995 in Anniston, AL. Ira and Nelle had only three daughters, Barbara June (called June), Iris Lee (Iris), and Edith Juanita (called Juanita). All born in Anniston, AL in 1924 (June), 1926 (Iris), and 1928 (Juanita). All daughters are still living.

Barbara June ROSAMOND (b. 6 Aug 1924) md Willie Edgar Smith (b. 11 Sep 1917, in Cherokee Co, AL, d. 21 August 1975, at the VA hospital in Birmingham, AL). Willie was a World War II veteran, serving in France and Italy. He also worked for Lee Brothers Brass Foundry for 25 years, until he was forced to retire in 1973 due to his bad health. Their living children: Barbara Ann Smith , Sondra Carole Smith, and Gloria Lanelle Smith.

Barbara Ann Smith (b. 31 Aug 1944) md James Morgan. Have two grown children.

What we would like to know is there a possible chance about James ROSAMOND, my gggg grandfather's first wife's name was Lettice. According to a Hodges' tradition, if this Lettice might possibly be the unnamed daughter of Benjamin Jones, according to "Greenwood Co

Sketches" which says that her family was massacred by Indians in the so-called "Long Cane Creek Massacre" and that she had married an unnamed ROSAMOND? Where was Long Cane Creek, by the way? It may be just coincidental that Nathaniel's middle name is Jones, and that my ggg grandfather's name was Benjamin, since James ROSAMOND did not have a brother named Benjamin. Is it possible that Lettice could be Lettice Jones? There are just so many unanswered questions.
Morgan, Barbara : Posted : 7/8/1998

Seeking any and all information about the following family members: Griselle Houston married William Russell c1810. Their son John Russell married, in 1820, Sarah Evans the daughter of James Evans (b 1761, md 1784, and d 1822) and Rose Kyle (no dates). James was the son of Ezekial Evans (b 1737, md 1760, and d 1807) and Jean Robinson (no dates). Rose Kyle's father may have been Henry Kyle. Help with any of them would be appreciated.
Laura Walker : Posted : 10/31/1997
William RUTLEDGE, according to his son, Elisha Calvin RUTLEDGE’s bible, was born in Abbeville District, SC on 17 October 1792 and married 15 June 1820 to Rachel Williams in GA? Rachel Williams, daughter of William Williams and Rachel (Nelson) was born in Jones Co, GA on 25 April 1806. I am looking for the parents of William RUTLEDGE. According to the 1790 SC Census, 96 District, Abbeville, there are 3 possibilities: Russell, Garrett and John RUTLEDGE. The given names of Russell and Garrett are prevalent in the descendant’s charts. Also a Russell RUTLEDGE married 1st Polly GARNER (1812, Morgan Co, GA) and 2nd to Wineford Williams, sister of Rachel Williams, wife of William C. RUTLEDGE. Are they Brothers??? Can YOU help? I will share all information.
Lavonne K. Arburn :  Posted: 7/14/1998
I would like to share information with anyone about the family of William and Temperance (SHORE) SAFFOLD.
Ottis Guinn : Posted: 10/1/1997
SCHROCK See McGOWAN Posted: 3/15/1997
I am searching for John SCOGIN, born approximately 1760-1770, who married Susannah and lived possibly in Abbeville County, SC since he was on the 1800 Abbeville, SC Census. John moved to Alabama around 1818. I believe John SCOGIN’s children were : Wright SCOGIN born in 1800, Sarah SCOGIN born in 1802, and John SCOGIN, Jr. born approximately 1804-1806. John and Susannah SCOGIN may have moved in 1818-1819 to "Old Town" in Conecuh County, Alabama. Daughter, Sarah Scogin married in Pike County, Alabama, in 1821 to Wiley Sawyer. Wright Scogin married Susan Hawthorne in Conecuh County, Alabama around 1823. John Scogin, Jr. married a Susannah "Susan" who was born in 1806 in SC and her surname may have been DENNIS, and they married in Alabama in 1825-John, Jr. died in 1847 in Pike County, Alabama, leaving Susan Scogin a widow with seven children. Wright, Sarah, and John, Jr. all named a child John and Toliver. I believe their father or grandfather was named John Toliver SCOGIN. Wright Scogin moved from Monroe County,Alabama to Leake County, Mississippi, then on to Nacogdoches County, Texas by 1860 and died there in 1875. Sarah Scogin Sawyer died in Monroe County, Alabama, in 1856. The family name of SCOGIN had a variety of spellings : SCOGINS and SCOGGINS. I would appreciate hearing from any descendants of this SCOGIN family.
Sara Harms : Posted: 12/23/1997
John Robinson SCOTT born 1810??? Married and had 3 children in SC before moving to GA. I have heard the name Fannie Hill. Does anyone have access to early marriage records in Abbeville County?
Jbart Posted : 5/1/2000
I am searching for info on the parents of James H SCOTT, b abt 1787, and his wife Isabella (maiden name possibly White), b abt 1792. They lived around the Abbeville area before moving to what is now known as Lamar County AL, during the 1830’s. Known children of this couple are John, William A, Samuel M, Harvey W, James, Benjamin Y, and Rachel.
Theresa Whitaker : Posted : 5/1/2000
Archibald Alexander Scott---I do not have a definate time frame. Agood guess is 1770-1790. I think he had a son John Robinson Scott who had a son James Harris Scott who had a son Walter Levi Scott. Walter Levi Scott was in AL in 1898. Thanks for any help
Jean Bartlett : Posted: 1/2/1998
I am looking for Walter Scott (b. ca. 1745 Eng.); He was a British agent to the Cherokee Indians, sent here from England; He was a Loyalist in the Rev. War; He died in the Old 96th Dist., SC bef. 1808. Could you steer me as to where I might find information about him? Do you have access to the wills for that time period, or to the 1790/1800 census? He supposedly left a will. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Dorothy Gray : Posted : 10/10/1999
In January 1767, Earl of Hillsborough made port of arrival at Charleston SC. Aboard was Matthew M. SHANKS and his 3 year old son, James. No mother mentioned. However, James’ mother was, as far as I know, ??? Wilson and was deceased prior to the immigration of father and son. I have the direct line from James to my husband and am now wanting to take things back to Ireland and work on the branchs. Matthew received 100 acres of Bounty Land and married either Ann Martha ??? or Martha Ann ???.
Their children :
> Jenny SHANKS (md John ANDERSON) and had 4 known children, 3 dau, 1 son. Either John or Jenny was deceased by Nov 5, 1836. See ANDERSON query. John SHANKS according to the will was (of Mississippi).
> Margaret SHANKS (md Abram or Abraham OUTON) and had 4 or more children. See OUTON query.
> Martha SHANKS (md John Mcferrin) and had 4 dau. Martha apparently deceased by 1836. The McFerrins were in AL at the time.
> Robert SHANKS
> Matthew M. SHANKS, Jr (md Nancy McKINNEY).
Any background info on Matthew. Where did he come from in Ireland? Who was his first wife? His parents? Any siblings? SHANKS kin who preceded him to the Colonies? Willing to share my own SHANKS info.
Tinker Strother : Posted: 7/26/1998
I am looking for families of Jeremiah SHAW born in SC 1768 and Martin SHAW born 1773 in the old Niney Six district and later moved to Liberty Co GA around 1810. Thanks very much.
Frances M Shaw : Posted: 10/1/1997
I am looking for information on Andrew SHELNUTT born 15 Apr 1772 in the 96th. District of SC. He married Elizabeth GENTRY born 11 Mar 1775 in SC. I am looking for parents, siblings, and descendants of both Andrew and Elizabeth. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Belinda E. Savadge :  Posted : 3/31/1999
Seeking information on Benjamin SHIRLEY living near Turkey Creek, Edward SHIRLEY living near Tygar River, James SHIRLEY living near Golden Grove Creek and Beaver Dam Creek, Jasper SHIRLEY living near Ables Branch, John SHIRLEY living near Rayburns Creek and Long Cane Creek, Richard SHIRLEY living near Rayburns Creek, Job%27s Creek, and Little River, Thomas SHIRLEY living near Eighteen Mile Creek, and William SHIRLEY living near north fork of Tygar River. These all purchased land in District 96 prior to 1784.
Ray Shirley : Posted: 7/4/1998
Looking for father of James SIMMONS (b 4/12/1803). Married to Malina or Malinda BARMORE in Abbeville. Children were Peter (my anscestor), William, John, Alfred, Lucy, Benjamin, Catherine, Henry, Nancy or Nannie. They moved to GA then to Columbia Co. AR
Jim Simmons : Posted: 1/17/1998
SIMMONS  See WELLS Posted : 3/31/1999
In search of information on the following individuals : John SIMS & Mariah MCGEE; Elisha SIMS & Sarah HOWARD; Claiborne SIMS & Martha PATTEY?; John Hiram Newton SIMS and Mary Lucinda ABERCROMBIE; Abner BABB & Rebecca KELLETT; Kellet BABB & Rebecca ABERCROMBIE. Any help appreciated.
Maggie Davis : Posted: 7/4/1998
SMITH See CARRAWAY Posted : 11/18/1999
I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry : Posted: 6/30/1997
SPEARS See STANFIELD Posted: 7/14/1998
Looking for parents of John STANFIELD, b 1805, Abbeville District. Married Mary SPEARS, b 1810, from same area. Both migrated to Tattnall Co, GA. Do not have any siblings to John or Mary. John could be son of John STANFIELD, b 1775, Old 96th District, or William STANFIELD, who died about 1806. Looking for any information on either families. Please get in touch if you have STANFIELD OR SPEARS in your family line.
Karen Newell : Posted: 7/14/1998
Looking for any info. on surname SPEED or McLANE in Old 96. SPEEDs came from England and/or Ireland > VA. McLane came from Scotland/England > VA. There is much info. known about both families after the 1800’s ... looking for more date on the earlier years, 1600s and 1700s,including ship passenger listings. Any assistance is welcomed.
Annette McLane : Posted: 7/27/1998
Need info on families of James STEDMAN (STEADMAN) and Nancy COATES (COATS). His parents were Henry STEDMAN and Nancy McKINNEY. Her parents were Samuel COATES and M. WORTHINGTON. These families were all in OLD 96 District.
E.W. Hendon : Posted : 10/11/1998
STEELE See BARNETT Posted: 11/12/1997
STEPHENSON See MILLER Posted : 9/23/1998
STEPHENSON See DOBBINS Posted : 10/31/1997
Francis "Frank" STEWART had two known sons: William Sr. and John R. Stewart. William’s children born in Abbeville: James F., George Washington (who emigrated to Texas and changed spelling to Steward), Argus, Moody Burt, William Jr., Anderson, John Robert, Malinda, Sarah, and Francis M., Lafayette. Of course these were starters. He married Sarah Cockerham after this and had three more. Have a lot of info on children and documentation, but none on Francis "Frank" and William Sr.’s siblings, any info would be appreciated.
Linda Nichols : Posted: 7/4/1998
Interested in any STRAIN families, especially descendants of John STRAIN who died ca 1765 in Abbeville, SC. Children were John (Jr), David, William, Thomas, Sarah, James, Samuel. Many settled in Highland Co, OH.
Judy Strain : Posted: 12/10/1997
SUTER See DAVIS  Posted: 4/2/1997
TANNER See PARKER   Posted : 3/06/2000
TAYLOR See TOWNSEND Posted: 7/4/1998
TAYLOR  See CAMPBELL Posted : 2/10/2000
Info for Josiah TAYLOR of Edgefield, Co Census-1810. Died ca 1820 Edgefield, Co.
M A (Buddy) Taylor :    Updated : 7/11/1998
Seeking information / ancestors of Jesse TAYLOR (b abt 1765, SC). His wife’s first name believed to be Patience - last name unknown. They had the following children : Richard (b 1802), George (b 1804), Joel (b 1805), Hackney (b 1811), Barbara (b 1813), Randall (b 1815), and Elizabeth.
Patrick B. Taylor : Posted : 1/2/1998
Elijah TEAGUE born approx 1750, Married Sarah Morgan. Both shown in family Bible as from the Abbeville Dist, SC. Any information if names show up in any reference.
Frank C. Watson : Posted : 5/1/2000
I am researching this surname in the Old 96 District of SC. Would like to exchange information with anyone researching these families. Look forward to hearing from you
Sherri Henry :  Posted: 6/30/1997
Looking for information on Daniel THACKER and/or Mary THACKER that later migrated to Giles Co, TN
Ed Smith : Posted: 7/14/1998
My husband's earliest ancestor was probably Joel THACKER who was born prior to 1755 in the Chesapeake area of VA, migrated later to Abbeville, SC because the first record we have of him there is in the Old Abbeville Court of Ordinary on Feb. 25, 1777. He was probably related to Joel, Isaac and William, was a member of the Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church, and died in 1805. His son, Nathaniel, was listed in his will, married Miss Evans, daughter of Ezekiel Evans. I recently saw the Evans history. My Nathaniel died in Abbeville in 1812, his sons left the area and 3 came to TN and 1 to GA; there may be others. There are many THACKERs in Pike Co, KY around the time of Nathaniel's death - all named Nathaniel, Joel, Isaac, William. I have compiled a lengthy history (always a work in progress) which I would be happy to email to your organization.
Glenda Potts Thacker : Posted: 7/7/1998
THOMPSON See MILLER Posted : 9/23/1998
Looking for information on James THOM(P)SON who, with his wife, immigrated to the US from Ireland about 1776. He arrived in NYC and traveled overland to Union Co / Old 96, SC. James is listed as THOMSON in the 1790 Union Co, SC census with one male over 16, 2 males under 16 and a total of 5 females in the household. Son William moved to Pendleton District. and settled on 12 Mile Creek about 8 miles north of Pendleton Village, I think I read that 12 Mile Creek flows into the Keowee River. Don’t have the names of any siblings other than William (for James’ sons) and Charles (for William’s sons). William’s wife MAY have been named Rachel, and he MAY have died in the 1850’s. I calculate he should have been born around 1782 in Union Co, SC. I have a book on Old 96 and Abbeville SC Wills and Deeds and William & James appear multitudinous times, but sometimes it’s THOMSON, sometimes THOMPSON, but there is nary a mention that allows me to pin down if these are two men, father and son, or if there are multiple William’s and James’.
George Thompson :  Posted : 7/11/1998
I'm hoping that you can clear up the confusion we have as to the marriage of Archibald TITTLE. His father was John Anthony TITTLE / mother Jane Mcfarland. We have found records that he was married to Elizabeth Jane DEVLIN 1821 Children from 1821-1841, (I think this marriage took place in Abbeville Dist.) and or Elizabeth Wilson, no date on this info, but children born from 1826-1838, there seems to be children born to both women during the same period. My gggrandmother was Julia b.1838. Who is her mother? Also anything that you could tell us about Col. James J. DEVLIN would be appreciated.
Betty Stout : Posted : 1/22/2000
TORKINGTON (Talkington)
Seeking info on Robert Torkington (Talkington) said to have been listed in Old 96 Dist 1790 census with 3 males under 16, 1 male over 16, and 7 females.
Barbara L. Eades : Posted : 6/10/1999
TOWLES See JOHNSON/JOHNSTON Posted : 10/10/1999
I understand the gravesite for both of my ancestors is located in Abbeville. Would like to have location data as well as any tombstone data. The only child that I am aware of is my ggm, Annie Lou Smith TOWLES, (1871-1969) who married and left Abbeville after she married for Ninety Six and then Greenwood. If other tombstones close to theirs would indicate other children, I would be grateful for the information.   Have information on Towles line and families related to Oliver TOWLES, Culpepper, VA immigrant m. Jane Goggans, settled Old Ninety Six District in 1766.
Keith Midgette : Posted: 7/27/1998
Researching Repentance TOWNSEND (b1712 Sheffield, England) d.about 1794 in Abbeville District SC. md Mary TAYLOR (1740-1743). Is Abbeville Dist. and Abbeville Co. one in the same or totally different? Does anyone out there have any other information on my ggggggrandparents? I would really appreciate hearing from you.
Linda TownsendThompson : Posted: 7/4/1998
TRAMMELL See TURNER Posted: 7/8/1997
TRIMBLE See DAVIS  Posted: 4/2/1997
Seeking information on the above families who were neighbors, some of whom went to Georgia. All of these surnames appear as residents of the Old 96 District in the 1779 census. Can anyone help pinpoint the location?
Diane Warren : Posted: 7/8/1997
Searching for info on Demsey TYNER who volunteered for serv in Rev. War from Abbeville Co.
Jrussell  Posted: 3/23/1997
Searching for Adam TYRONE, Sr. and his origins. Said to have been a member of the Round Island Missionary Baptist Church and a follower of Abner BECKHAM, its pastor. Do not know when the group left SC or the stop overs they made. However, TYRONE was in Rutherford Co., TN. in 1794 when my ggggrandfather John TYRONE was born. He was later in both Madison and Limestone Cos., AL. The last known record for Adam TYRONE, Sr. was the 1840 Limestone Co. Federal Population Census. John TYRONE served in the War of 1812 from Madison Co., MS. Terr (AL) He married there in 1816 to Mary Maranda PARKMAN, granddaughter of Henry PARKMAN, Jr. of Edgefield District, SC. Tradition says this couple spent a year in TN before migrating to Lawrence Co., MS. Any help in identifying the origins of this family will be very much appreciated. Thank you. See also
Margaret Miller :  Updated : 8/7/1998
I am looking for any information that may exist about An Abner VANCE (born about 1763), possibly spent time in the Abbeville Co, SC area. Also looking for any info about an Ephraim VAUSE (born about 1715), also possibly spent time in Abbeville Co area.
Tim Vance : Posted : 10/31/1998
I am looking for Ephraim VANCE (VANSE/VAUSE/VOSS), the name could be spelled several different ways. He would have been in the Abbeville Co. area in the late 1700’s. Any info about this person, or anyone else with this surname around the same time period would be most appreciated. I will share info with anyone researching this surname. Thank you
Tim Vance : Updated : 10/4/1998
John VARDEMAN, Jr. born Sweden ca. l727 came with his Father and family to SC ca. l734, married Elizabeth MORGAN in SC and moved to Virgina. Any ship records from this early? VARDEMAN family were Swedish Lutherans but as there were no Lutheran Churches they became members of the established church (Anglican). A James VARDEMAN served in Revolution from SC, a relative of some sort to my ancestor (not too many VARDEMANs in Colonial records), and another listing for a VARDEMAN as resident of Old 96th District.
Sharon Hendrix Primeau : Posted: 10 April, 1977
VAUSE See VANCE Posted : 10/31/1998
Apreciate help finding parents of Robert WADDELL who was granted 300 acres in Abbeville Dist.County, 1782. He died in Abbeville 1800. Posted: 3/23/1997
We are researching John WAITE, Jr, b. 1743 in Wiltshire England d. ca.1809 Abbeville Dist., SC. He is the son of John WAIGHT b. ca. 1697 in Wiltshire England and died bef 1762 in Craven Co, SC. John , Jr. was married to Susannah (Ann) FREER d. 1858 in SC. The WAIGHT family sailed from Bristol Eng. in 1757 on the ship St. Helena to SC. John’s daughter, Margaret (Peggy) WAITE married Drury ALLEN, Sr. about 1779 in Edgefield Dist. She died 1818 unk location.
Paul Rigney : Posted: 4/4/1997
WAKEFIELD See DAVIS Posted: 10/1/1997
Seeking info on a William WALKER, died about 1746 in Abbeville District, SC. He had at least 3 sons who moved into AL. These were Robert G., James A. and Samuel Watson WALKER. All three are supposed to be buried at Ebenezer Cem. near Cragford in Clay Co, AL  Posted : 6/13/1999
Seeking information concerning James WARE who was a revolutionary soldier who fought S.C.Cont. line, received grant, 200 acres Rocky R. waters of Savanah. Did he live there? Sell between 1784 and 1800? He moved to Span. W. Fla., 1801, Pascagoula River area, Jackson Co., Ms. (present day) Any information appreciated concerning him or his parentage. Fought beginning 1780 in NC Militia, then was at Cowpens, etc. Individuals: James WARE
Dale Grissom:  Posted: 3/23/1997
Seek the names of David WATERS children. David was born in Ireland in about 1762 and arrived in Abbeville Dist in Feb 1768 with his parents Peter and Mary WATERS. David was a Revolutionary War veteran and received a pesion for his service. He moved to Jasper Co., Ga. in about 1840 and died there in 1844. His known children were Thomas, Mary and Rachel. According to the census for 1800-1820 for Abbeville Dist. he had other children who I would like to identify.
Bruce B. Miller : Posted : 7/31/1997
Checking for information on John Watts, John (Young Tassel) Watts, Jr., and relatives - pre and post-revolutionary war - intermarried with Cherokee Indians in the area - kin to Attakullakulla (Little Carpenter), Doublehead, Old Tassel, etc.
Janis Jordan : Posted : 2/10/2000
I am researching the Abbeville Co. District, The Old 96-District and the Long Cane Congregational Churches from the period of time from early 1700's to mid 1800's. I am researching the surname of WEED and allied families. Any assistance would be appreciated. I have a large database of WEEDs and would be happy to share information.
Bettie Weed Pacynski : Posted : 1/21/2000
I am a descendant of Bartholomew WEEMS, Jr & Sr. Their ancestors came from Scotland and they settled, for the most part, in the Abbeville District of SC. I'm not certain of the date of immigration, but it was probably 1700-1751. I am now working thru problems that have been pointed out to me with regard to Bartholomew WEEMS, Sr.'s parents. Do you have any info on this subject. We are looking at whether he was the son of either James or James Richard WEEMS. If you have anything that you think might help me break through this wall, I would appreciate it more than you know.
Merritt Robinson : Posted : 2/10/2000
Thomas WELLS b abt 1747 in Ireland d abt 1791 on Old 96 District. He married Ann BAILEY b abt 1752 in Ireland d after 1820 in Pike County, NS. Their son Nathaniel WELLS was born Jan 2, 1781 in Abbeville District married Elizabeth SIMMONS b 1782
Jim Strickland : Posted : 3/31/1999
Seeking info and will exchange on the surnames WESTFIELD (sometimes spelled WESTERFIELD), and BLASSINGAME (many variations including BLASINGAME, BLASINGHAM, BLASINGHAME, BLASSINGHAM, BLASINGHAM, and possibly BLOSSINGAME, BLESSINGAME plus others). Were known to be in what eventually constituted at least Union County, and possibly other counties in what was old 96 District. Appreciate any information particularly on WESTFIELD. Have placed queries in several other places regarding WESTFIELD and have yet to find anyone to respond and am wondering if there is anyone working on this particular line. WESTFIELD came to SC from VA via probably NC. Known first names of WESTFIELD are John, David, and Robert. Thank you.
Barbara L. Eades :  Updated : 6/10/1999
I am researching the WILLIAMS family in Missouri and found that they originally came from SC. We found a Thomas WILLIAMS who was born in 1804 in Abbeville to a Peter WILLIAMS and his wife Mary Ann. Peter WILLIAMS was also born in Abbeville around 1760 and his wife around 1770, birthplace unknown. We are planning a vacation in May and will be close to Abbeville and were wanting do some research. Where in Abbeville would we find the best sources? Would we find records going back that far? Any suggestions you have in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
Bill Topp : Posted : 3/25/1998
My ancestor, Hezekiah WILLIAMS, is believed to be the Tory colonel who lived in the Old 96th District. In 1771, he purchased land on Stoney Run, a branch of Turkey Creek, and in 1774 land on Crooked Run, also a branch of Turkey Creek. By 1783, he had migrated to Natchez Dist. MS. His wife was Rhoda, believed to be BURGESS, dau. of William BURGESS. Children were: Elizabeth, Jane, Hezekiah Jr., Charles, Thomas, Absalom, and Jesse. The last three could have been born in MS. Would appreciate any help making this connection
Connee Kroeger : Posted: 9/17/1997
In the mid to late 1700s I find information about Andrew WILLIAMSON in the Old 96 District. Does anyone know what the names of his children were? I am looking for the parents of Thomas WILLIAMSON (b. 1770 - according to the 1850 Tuscaloosa Co, AL Census where his age was given as 80 years old and birthplace as SC. I find THAT Thomas in the Tumbling Shoals area of Laurens Co, SC just prior to 1800. He married Rachel KINMAN, daughter of James KINMAN and one of their children was also named Thomas, and the second Thomas married Sarah POOL. Both these Thomas WILLIAMSON families sold their Laurens Co land and moved to Tuscaloosa Co, AL about 1843.
Sharon Williamson : Posted : 12/10/1999
I seek information on Hugh WILLSON, arrived by ship to Charleston in 1767; received a Warrant for 100 acres the same year; appeared as head of household with 2 females in the 1790 census for the 96th District.
Pete Wilson : Posted: 10/31/1997
WILSON See LOVE Posted: 5/1/1997
Daniel WINCHESTER. In the 1790 SC census index there is a Daniel WINCHESTER in Ninety-Six District, Pendleton Co, 1 Free White male 16 and over. Would like any additional information. Thank you.
Norma : Posted : 10/10/1999
I am researching the WINN Family which migrated from SC to TN to AR. My ggggrandfather was John Minor WINN who is listed in the 1830, 1840 and the 1850 TN censuses (Carroll Co.), in addition to the 1880 AR census (Greene Co.). He would have been born about 1795 and his birth state and that of both parents is listed on all census records as SC. About his wife: all I know is her name (Sarah G.) as listed in the 1850 census. Their known children were: Samuel C. WINN (b. abt. 1819 TN, m. 1846 to Catherine L. CARLTON), Minor M. WINN (b 8/30/1821 TN, m. 1846 to Nancy YARBOUGH/YARBORY), John D. G. WINN (b. abt. 1823 TN, m. to Mahala and/or Susan), Robert WINN (b. abt. 1829 TN), Amanda A. WINN (b. abt. 1833 TN, m. 1858 to P.W.C. FOSTER), and Thomas WINN (b. abt. 1836 TN). I believe there was another daughter but cannot identify her conclusively--her name may have been Mary. This family, or part of it, moved westward from Carroll Co., TN, in the late 1850s and early 1860s to Greene Co., AR.
John, Minor and William are names which have been used repeatedly in subsequent generations and leads one to believe they were connected to the WINN Brothers who arrived in SC in the mid-1700s from Virginia, but I have been unable to make the link.
I am hopeful that John Minor Winn may have had siblings who remained in SC whose descendants might be able to identify the names of his parents. Any information would be appreciated.
Debra Winn Walker : Posted: 5/8/1997
WORTHINGTON See STEDMAN Posted : 10/11/1998
WYLY  See PRESLEY Posted : 2/10/2000
I am seeking information on John YOUNG who lived in the Long Cane area. He was a Revolutionary War soldier and moved to Wilcox County, AL about 1830 with his son Samuel and his family. I am interested in any information about his parents, siblings, spouse, birthplace and when he came to this country. Any help at all would be appreciated.
Linda McCartney : Posted: 12/10/1997

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WILSON See LOVE Posted: 5/1/1997
Daniel WINCHESTER. In the 1790 SC census index there is a Daniel WINCHESTER in Ninety-Six District, Pendleton Co, 1 Free White male 16 and over. Would like any additional information. Thank you.
Norma : Posted : 10/10/1999
I am researching the WINN Family which migrated from SC to TN to AR. My ggggrandfather was John Minor WINN who is listed in the 1830, 1840 and the 1850 TN censuses (Carroll Co.), in addition to the 1880 AR census (Greene Co.). He would have been born about 1795 and his birth state and that of both parents is listed on all census records as SC. About his wife: all I know is her name (Sarah G.) as listed in the 1850 census. Their known children were: Samuel C. WINN (b. abt. 1819 TN, m. 1846 to Catherine L. CARLTON), Minor M. WINN (b 8/30/1821 TN, m. 1846 to Nancy YARBOUGH/YARBORY), John D. G. WINN (b. abt. 1823 TN, m. to Mahala and/or Susan), Robert WINN (b. abt. 1829 TN), Amanda A. WINN (b. abt. 1833 TN, m. 1858 to P.W.C. FOSTER), and Thomas WINN (b. abt. 1836 TN). I believe there was another daughter but cannot identify her conclusively--her name may have been Mary. This family, or part of it, moved westward from Carroll Co., TN, in the late 1850s and early 1860s to Greene Co., AR.
John, Minor and William are names which have been used repeatedly in subsequent generations and leads one to believe they were connected to the WINN Brothers who arrived in SC in the mid-1700s from Virginia, but I have been unable to make the link.
I am hopeful that John Minor Winn may have had siblings who remained in SC whose descendants might be able to identify the names of his parents. Any information would be appreciated.
Debra Winn Walker : Posted: 5/8/1997
WORTHINGTON See STEDMAN Posted : 10/11/1998
WYLY  See PRESLEY Posted : 2/10/2000
I am seeking information on John YOUNG who lived in the Long Cane area. He was a Revolutionary War soldier and moved to Wilcox County, AL about 1830 with his son Samuel and his family. I am interested in any information about his parents, siblings, spouse, birthplace and when he came to this country. Any help at all would be appreciated.
Linda McCartney : Posted: 12/10/1997

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