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Richland County, South Carolina


Queries are printed free of charge on a first come first printed bases as space permits in the Columbia Chronicle.  Queries submitted by e-mail will be posted to this page.  When sending information be sure to submit your name and e-mail or regular mail address.  Queries can be submitted by email to  Gene Osburn  or by regular mail to  Columbia Chapter, SCGS, PO Box 11353, Columbia, SC 29211-1353. 

Latest queries

One of our members, Clyde Waters, is attempting to reconstruct the history of the Columbia Police Department.  He is looking for any information pertaining to officers who have served the City of Columbia. This is a tremendous undertaking and at this point the written records are somewhat exhausted.  If you have a family member who was an officer or know of a former officer please give us the name and whatever information you have that you can share.  Help Clyde compile the most complete record possible.  Send information to and we will forward it to Clyde Waters.

Contact Marvin JAMIESON, (619) 216-9763 or 661 Lee Circle, Chula Vista CA 91911,
or email
Any and all info on James Jamieson (?-1772) immigrant from Ulster
to Pennsylvania prior to 1755.  Fathered 5 children (William,
James, Elizabeth, Mary & Sarah) prior to migrating to South
Carolina where Joseph was born in 1764.  He was married to Mary
(last name unknown) who is buried in an Irish cemetery in Lockhart,
SC.  Need DOB; place of birth; place of death & burial.  He was a
planter/property owner in York and Chester Counties.  Sons William,
James and Joseph served in the Revolutionary War. 

Searching for information on Cunningham Boyle who is buried somewhere in Richland County. He was born in 1795, left Belfast for US in 1815; became naturalized in 1821; married Mary Cannon in 1822. Was murdered by slaves in 1838. Children: William Cunningham, Edward V., John C., Cunningham Jr., Alston Stephen, Anna D., Mary Emilt, Eliza Jane, Lousia, & Caroline. 

John H. Killingsworth-
Searching for information on George Washington Renfro, b. ca 1792, son of Jessey Renfro, Union Co., SC.  Married Mary "Polly" Barron, March, 1813.

My interest is in a Mary (TART) Crawford, d/o Enos TART d 1801.
Looking for any JAMES (surname) who might have married into the CRAWFORD family in the 1740s thru 1750s, male or female.

Malcolm Alexander-
Looking for information re the death of my great grandfather WILLIAM ALEXANDER who died 13 August 1913 in Columbia. William was a stonemason who had travelled from Tillyfourie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland to America to find work. Ellis Island records show he arrived in NY in Feb 1913. We don't know how he died. Was he killed in an accident at a quarry? If so, which one? Was there an inquest or a newspaper report? Is he buried locally? We found mentions of William in
the union records here, so that might be a way of finding him. Any information
gratefully received as it is not possible for me to travel to U.S.

Floyd Scott -
I am trying to find information on Samuel Scott who died before 1820 and is mentioned in the will of his brother William dated Jun 28, 1820 recorded in the Richland County Courthouse. . Samuel's children were Joseph, William, John, Samuel, James, Sarah, Mary and Jane. Siblings: William, Sarah (Weston), Elizabeth (Dinkins), Mary (Bostick) and Esther (Thompson). I am hoping to find a information on John to see if he moved to Lexington County around 1830 and then to Lee County, GA around 1850. The John I am searching for would have been born Abt 1794 and married to a Mary born about 1796 both from South Carolina.

Researching the Blizzard family of Fairfield and Richland Counties, SC.  Anyone interested in sharing historical and genealogical information on this family please contact William R Bauer at, 823 Calhoun Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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