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Your Clarendon County Connection

Welcome to Sumter County. My name is Cindy Ridgeway Parker. I volunteered to coordinate the Clarendon County, South Carolina USGenWeb homepage because all of my roots go back to the original settlers of Old Sumter District. I was born in and I live in Sumter County, less than 20 miles from where my ancestors were farmers and then planters from as early as 1740. My parents, my grandparents, their parents, and on back were born in Clarendon County. My ancestors all moved inland from the low country of South Carolina before the Revolutionary War, having settled in South Carolina from as early as 1680.

I graduated from Sumter High School in 1973. I started my college education at the University of South Carolina at Sumter. I completed my B.A. in education at Coastal Carolina University in Horry County and my M.Ed. at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. I teach mathematics at Alice Drive Middle School in Sumter.

If you have Clarendon County roots, then I might be your cousin. If you ever come by this way, let me know. I might be going to the local archives that day. Feel free to e-mail me anytime. (Be sure to put Clarendon County in the subject line. I receive a lot of e-mail so I only read the ones with interesting subject lines or return e-mail addresses that I recognize.) In the meantime, visit me via my homepage where you will find the basics of my personal genealogy. I am quite willing to share what I have on the surnames that I research, but please understand that I am an amateur genealogist, researching my own family lines. I do not have the time to research other surnames.

I am happy to share my knowledge of Clarendon County and to do quick lookups in the resources that I own when I have spare time, but I am not available for research. I have posted some information on researching in South Carolina on line. Please check out these lessons . Maybe they will help.

If you have other data to add to the files that you find posted on this web site, please let me know. I will be happy to get them on-line for you.

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The Clarendon County, SCGenWeb site
 is dedicated to the memory of my beloved daughter,
Melissa Leigh Sutton
Carolina Girl turned Hodkgin's Warrior,
turned Carolina Angel.
June 6, 1978 - May 19, 2004

"Each smallest act of kindness reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it's passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away....." This Momentous Day, H.R. White 

                               Let's continue our circle of sharing.

Sumter County

Be sure to check out the Sumter County genealogy page too. Since Clarendon County was once part of the Old Sumter District many people with ancestors who migrated west during the 1800s actually have their roots in Clarendon County, but just don't realize it. There are more queries on the Sumter page .

Volunteer to Host an SCGenWeb County Homepage

If you are interested in hosting an SCGenWeb county homepage, just e-mail Victoria Proctor . She is the South Carolina USGenWeb State Coordinator . (To find out which counties need a coordinator, check on the main SCGenWeb page.)

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Links to Clarendon County Information

Clarendon County References
(Information on books, lookups, etc.)

A Brief Clarendon County History

Clarendon County Queries
(Family or geographic questions posed by researchers)

Clarendon County Surnames
(Links to others researching your surnames)

  History of the Clarendon County Archives

Family Reunions
 (Maybe yours is listed or needs listing)

Old Sumter District Wills

Clarendon Equity Bills 1869-1870
(Notes from the SC State Archives)

Clarendon County Photograph Album
(Pictures of kith, kin, and places)

Clarendon County Cemetery Transcriptions
(Please help with this project.)

Clarendon County Documents
(Links to wills, deeds, family histories, etc. Please help with this project.)

Clarendon County Map

1895 Mills Atlas Map

Home Branch Baptist Slave Membership List

Places in Old Sumter District

Old Sumter District Letters Home

Clarendon 1868 Voter Registration List

Clarendon County Plantations

Clarendon Obituaries

Clarendon Bible Records


Clarendon County Archives

SCGenWeb GPS Cemetery Mapping

Clarendon County Military Data On-Line

Company I 25th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers  

Company I 23rd Regiment South Carolina Volunteers  

Company C 9th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers

Company H 5th Cavalry South Carolina Volunteers  

Company K 6th Infantry South Carolina Volunteers 

Company D, 2nd SCVI Spanish American War

Clarendon County Census Data On-Line

1790 Clarendon County Census 

1820 Sumter District Census

1850 Sumter District Census

1860 Clarendon District Census - Slave Schedule

1860 Clarendon Mortality Schedule

1869 Clarendon District Census

1870 Clarendon County Census

1880 Clarendon County Census

1790 South Carolina Federal Census (graphic images)

Clarendon Death Records

South Carolina USGenWeb Links


Clarendon County Links and Information

Clarendon County Archives Homepage
Clarendon County Courthouse
Clarendon County On The Web
Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce
Clarendon County African American Church Histories
1868 Voter Registrations Lists
Local Researchers
Old Sumter District Residents

Palmetto State Roots Transcriptions
 Abstracts from old Sumter District newspapers
Holly Grove Transcriptions
Abstracts from old Manning Times and Sumter's Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
Midway and Brewington Presbyterian Church Session Minutes and Registers
Early 19th - early 20th century records


Other South Carolina Links

Miscellaneous Links 

 About the South Carolina SCGenWeb Project 

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual was found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The SCGenWeb Project is an extension of the KYGenWeb Project. This project is now nationwide. The USGenWeb Project is becoming one of the largest volunteer efforts on the Internet. Its growth and utility will depend upon you---the user.

The USGenWeb Project and the SCGenWeb Project are a non-commercial, all volunteer organization and are NOT connected in any way with USGenWeb, Inc. which is a for-profit Idaho corporation.

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You were visitor  to stop by Clarendon County since September 1, 1996.

Come back anytime.
I will look forward to hearing from you.

The index page was last updated on January 1, 2010
in Sumter, South Carolina.
Please check linking pages for more recent updates.

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 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Cindy Parker 

Webmaster of the Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee County South Carolina USGenWeb pages and Assistant State Coordinator for SCGenWeb.

As of August 6, 2009, I obtained a "new" email address as indicated by the graphic above.
I do not plan to post my new  email address as a "clickable" link  due to spammers.
My old email address may appear on other linking page. It no longer works.
I maintain many pages. As I find the old email address, I will remove it.
I will be taking the old sc.rr.com addresses off of pages as I update. It may take a while :)
My new email address is not "clickable." You must type the address in by hand.

Please contact me by typing the above email address into your address area:

Be sure to put Clarendon County in the subject line 
or I may miss reading your message.

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