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Hi, my name is Carolyn Golowka and I am the County Coordinator for Edgefield County.  Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.  Feel free to contact me.


Queries from July - December 1997

Nicole Martin Thu Aug 7 20:04:04 1997
I am looking for information on George W KILCREASE, who was born around 1812. Since I could find the KILCREASE name in only Edgefield co, I was curious to see if anyone had information on this family. George W KILCREASE was in Copiah co, MS by ca 1839 for he married prob 1839 and had his first child in Dec 1840. I would appreciate any information.

Rel Wed Aug 20 21:55:10 1997
Death records for Charlestown list a female BELISLE child, a mulatto, circa 1780. PETER BELLEISLE was listed on the Charleston censuses of 1800 and 1810 with younger male(s) in the house hold. MARTIN BELISLE ( who later sometimes spells his name Belleisle , like some of his descendants) is on an 1819 deed in Edgefield county and on the 1820 census in Edgefield Co. with an adult female and a child. Martin moved on to Georgia. Does anybody know more about any of these people ? Are they connected? How?

Ina B. Morris Sun Aug 24 15:40:24 1997
Looking for anyone who is researching my family--ADAMS, BURNETT, GRIFFIN in Edgefield Co. SC Ina Burnett Morris. John Adams b. 1775-94 m Mariam. Jeremiah b. 1785 mSarah H. Harralson. John J. Griffin b. 1797 m Mary.

Philip Wilson Wed Aug 27 07:48:43 1997
My g-g-g-grandfather,JAMES MAYNARD was a planter in Edgefield, SC. He married MARY SCURRY CLARK (b. 1785, d. 1881). She was known as "Aunt Polly." James died in 1849. His parents were Nicholas and Catherine Maynard, d. 1817 in Edgefield. Children of NICHOLAS and CATHERINE MAYNARD inlcuded WIlliam, John, James, Elizabeth, Nathananiel and Mary. Children of James and Mary Maynard included James Madison, Dr. John Washington (married Laura C. MURRELL), Hampton, William Pinkney Thomas Pinkney, Elvira, Susanna and Matilda. (I think Aunt Polly had flair.) I have no firm vitals on James and Mary Maynard, and hardly a thing about Nicholas and Catherine. I have info about the other generations in my direct line and would be glad to share dates with those interested. Also seekin info on the MURRELL line from your area. Thanks!

Carey E. Smith Wed Aug 27 22:00:04 1997
Searching for ancestors of Julius Tilman C. HOLSTON, born c 1820, in S.C., according to the 1850 Dallas Co. Ala. cencus and the 1870 Choctaw Co. Ala. census. The only Holstons in the appropriate census records for S.C. were in Edgefield, all named William or Moses. There is a William HOLSTON in the 1830 Dallas Co. Ala. census, but that isn't proof of anything. Would really love to hear from anybody researching HOLSTON.

Lynn Fraser Thu Aug 28 17:36:14 1997
Researching JAMES MADISON FRASER b. May 12, 1842 or 1843 in Edgefield County. Believed to have a younger brother CLEMOND CRILL FRASER b. abt 1847 in Marion County. Parents are THOMAS FRASER and EMILY BURROUGHS. Moved to Florida abt 1849. Believed to be descended from JOHN FRASER d. 1799 in Edgefield County.

GWILLIS Sat Aug 30 18:03:36 1997

Dan Franklin Sat Aug 30 18:59:26 1997
Think this family might have an Edgefield Co, SC connection. This is a first effort at a family group sheet for this family. This is very SPECULATIVE and is based upon census groupings in Madison and Yazoo Co, MS. Hope someone can help: Name: Robert CARSON Sex: Male Birth bef 1770 Census 1830 in Madison Co, MS (age 60) Marriages/Children 1. Margaret Children John CARSON (abt 1790, SC-) Joseph CARSON (abt 1790, SC-) William CARSON (1800, SC-) McClenon CARSON (1801,SC-) Robert CARSON (1810,SC-) Armstrong CARSON (1814,SC-) Orville CARSON (1818,AL-) Simeon R. CARSON (1819,MS-) Thanks for assistance. Dan

Shelley Newman Sun Aug 31 09:19:27 1997
Am seeking information on the WHITMAN family that lived in Edgefield County until about 1837, when Adam Whitman moved his family to Perry County, Alabama. Adam had been born in Edgefield in January 1815, & by the early 1830's had wed Dorotha RICHARD. Their first 3 children were born here. Any information on the parents of Adam & Dorotha, or any other information at all, would be much appreciated. Thank You.

Harry HUXFORD Sun Aug 31 19:24:19 1997
James E. SNELGROVE(b. abt 1843 SC) & Axie SNELGROVE (b. abt 1831 SC) are shown on the 1850 Lexington Co., SC Census as living with the Family of John J. LANGFORD. Looking for info on the parents of James. I have seen Gen. books with his parents listed as Julius SNELGROVE & Susie LANGFORD but have not found data proving this. James married Barbara Elizabeth EDWARDS(Dau of William EDWARDS & Milberry CLARK) and settled in Edgefield Co., SC.

Hill, June Sat Sep 6 14:37:08 1997
HART, Marmaduke and Mourning Collum. He served in War of 1812 in Edgefield. Mourning's brother, Henry Collum, substituted for Marmaduke when he became ill. Later they moved (including Henry), to Wilkinson/Twiggs/Pulaski Counties in Georgia. I have bible records of Marmaduke and Mourning. Can anyone help?.

Lawrence Adams Tue Sep 2 14:42:53 1997
Can anyone please direct me to a source for landgrant records in Edgefield SC before 1800? I am looking for a land grant to Thomas Adams and other Adams brothers in Edgefield between 1760 and 1800..

Audrey O'Connor Fri Sep 12 17:41:59 1997
HUBBARD and GOLDMAN. I am searching for information on either of these two names in Edgefield County in the late 1700's or early 1800's. My great-grandfather was Andrew Goldman. He was born in Tennessee in 1833. In 1850 he was living with a Clara Hubbard, age 69, in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Clara was the widow of Dempsey Hubbard. Both Dempsey and Clara were from Edgefield, I believe. A picture we have of Andrew has a note that says his grandmother was a Hubbard, but we know nothing about his parents. I know there were Goldmans in Edgefield in the early 1800's but other than that we are at a stand still. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Deborah Byrd Sun Sep 14 17:45:54 1997
MELTON, JACKSON Looking for information on the family of Celia MELTON md Henry JACKSON 10 May 1831 in Edgefield Dist. According to his application for pension from the Indian war, Henry was born 1803 in Orangeburg dist. The moved moved to Franklin CCounty FL and then was in Henry County AL by mid 1840's.

Martha Irwin Wed Sep 24 20:45:10 1997
SCOTT, James Seeking information for James Scott who married Hannah BEALE and resided on land granted 1769. James died 1808 and his will was recorded 1804. I believe this James was related to James M.Scott who married Katherine Key, daughter of Thomas Key. Any further information on this James Scott or Hannah Beale would be appreciated.

Lydia Grimes Wed Sep 24 21:30:54 1997
Seeking any information on these Edgefield names, BEAN, YOUNGBLOOD, STILL, BLACK,TILLERY. Researching the family of Jacob YOUNGBLOOD, his wife, Sarah STILL. Also researching family of John M. Black whose father may have been John H. Black. His mother may have been named Ann.

Michele Brooks Fri Sep 26 21:55:07 1997
Searching for the William CLARK who apears on the 1810 census of Edgefield Co. Would like to correspond with other CLARK researchers for the period 1790-1810 in the western South Carolina area.

Tanya Smith Wed Oct 1 12:08:07 1997
I am looking for information on James Hall(b.1746) and his wife Martha Botts(b.1750). I am also looking for information on his son's, Armstead Hall, wife, Rachal O'Quinn (b. 1785).

Marlene Avery Thu Oct 2 09:47:14 1997
I am searching for information about C. D. MORRIS b. 1834 in Edgefield Co. SC. He is listed on the 1850 census in NC as Decatur, and in later census records as Churchwell Decatur MORRIS. I am looking for info about parents and/or siblings.

Eleanor Colson Thu Oct 9 16:49:52 1997
I am really struggling with my HOLMES line. I have traced it so far to Lebud HOLMES, b. abt. 1836, SC m. Ann V. Unknown, d. January 23, 1880, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. Children: Richard Marion HOLMES, Lilla HOLMES, several that died as babies. Recently I came across this in a book: John HOLMES m. Harriett MITCHELL, July 29, 1830, Harmony Methodist Church, Edgefield District, SC. I have reason to believe that these may be Lebud's parents. A Mrs. Harriet HOLMES is buried with Lebud. Her birth year would be abt. 1809 which would work with the marriage date. Edgefield District, SC is also right across the state line from Richmond County, GA. Also a Joseph MITCHELL, age 19, b. in SC is living with Harriet HOLMES on the 1860 Richmond Co census which could be her nephew. I also recently found a William HOLMES, b. abt. 1800 in SC in Richmond Co, GA in the 1850 census. He was married to a Henrietta ? A Mrs. Henrietta WOODRUFF (possibly second marriage?) is also buried with Lebud HOLMES in Augusta. Are John and William brothers from Edgefield District, SC? Are John and Harriet Mitchell HOLMES the parents of Lebud HOLMES? I would appreciate any help with these HOLMES' and also with the MITCHELL line.

Philip Wilson Tue Oct 14 12:30:39 1997
Seeking any information on Benjamin MURRELL and his wife Rebecca HATCHER MURRELL. Her father was Benjamin HATCHER, b, 1744 in Edgefield. Benjamin MURRELL is listed in the 1810 census for Edgefield County. Their daughter was Laura C. Murrell, b. 11 October 1840 in Trenton, SC; died 12 November 1905 and buried at Bun Pine Pleasant Cemetery, Saluda Couny, SC. She married John Washington Maynard, b. 21 January 1819 in Edgefield County.

Frank Ben Couch,Jr. no/02/97

Surnames: COUCH
Need parents of Alexander B. Couch, b. Edgefield Dist,SC, 1814. Edward Couch shows in 1790 census, John Couch in 1800. Alexander B. Couch was Baptist minister. He married in Mobile, AL in 1836 where he was merchant. He died Mobile,AL 1882. Need info on families of Edward Couch and John Couch. Will exchange information.

Ann Campbell 11/03/97

Surnames: SAVAGE, NAIL
Looking for anyone with information on the descendants of Daniel Nail. Especially need info on his g-grandson, Asa Savage.

Sandra Gilbreath 10/31/97


My ggg-grandfather, BURTON LANDRUM , married ELIZA WESTBERRY on 01 Nov.
1832, in Wilkinson County , MS..From my research , I know that a rather
large population of LANDRUMS was in Edgefield Co. in the late 1700's and on
into the 1800's. Furthermore, almost every Mississippi LANDRUM I've found
who showed a place of birth other than Mississippi, had South Carolina
roots, usually Edgefield County. I am at somewhat of a dead-end on tracing
these two .Could ANYONE with any connection to ANY Edgefield Co. LANDRUMS
and/or WESTBERRYS PLEASE contact me .Other LANDRUM names that I've found in
some way linked to BURTON LANDRUM are JOHN E. LANDRUM and BETSY ANN
LANDRUM.Thank you for any help you might be able to give me.  Sandra Gilbreath

Melinda Tillman 11/03/97

Trying to sort my Freeman/Crawford ancestors-
Descendants of James Freeman

1 James Freeman b: 1765-1783 d: Abt. 1841 in Edgefield Dist, SC m. Mary b: 1765-1783 d: Abt. 1858 in Edgefield Dist, SC
......... 2 Caroline Freeman b: Bef. 1810d: Aft. 1859
............. +Wells
......... 2 Charles M Freeman b: Bef. 1810 d: Aft. 1859
............. +Cynthia
......... 2 Littleberry Freeman b: Bef. 1810 d: in bef 1854
......... 2 Mary Ann Freeman b: Bef. 1810
............. +// Harrison
......... 2 Sterling Freeman b: Aft. 1810
......... 2 Celia Freeman b: Abt. 1812 in Edgefield Dist, SC d: Abt. 1852 in Union Parish, LA
............. +William Harris Crawford b: 09 February 1809 in GA d: 17 November 1889 in Linn Flatt, Rusk Co, TX m: Abt. 1830 in Edgefield Dist, SC
......... 2 John Freeman b: 1815 in SC
............. +Rebecca b: 1816 in NC

Sonia Walker 11/4/97

Surnames: SIM(P)KINS
Seeking info on Eldred Simkins, father of Maria Simkins (d. 1844) who was the wife of James Edward Calhoun of Abbeville Co. Maria lived & died in Edgefield. I would like to know if she received enslaved Africans as part of her wedding presents. She wed Calhoun in Feb 1839 and in Apr 1839 he includes the "Edgefield Gang" as part of his inventory. Thanks!

Becky Rummel 10/4/97

I am looking for John Sullivan of Edgefield Dist. SC who became the guardian of Leroy and William Stringer upon the death of their father William Stringer. Probate record was dated 17 Feb. 1800. Elizabeth ? Stringer was executor. I would like to know more about John Sullivan and his connection to the Stringer family to see if he was possibly a brother to Elizabeth.

Sandy 11/05/97

Surnames: EVANS
My ggggrandfather was Moses Evans, born in South Carolina in 1796. He eventually moved to south eastern  Mississippi in 1830-1853 or so, and several other Evans in that area list Edgefield as their points of origin.

He named his children:
William, Lewis, James, Frances, David, Emmanuel, Erasmus and Sylvannus.
Girls: Harriett, Nancy and Mary.
He married Susan (?) who was born in Alabama.

Bill 11/05/97

Surnames: CARTER
Searching for information on Captain Thomas Carter who died in Edgefield, SC about 1787. His son, Jesse, was born there about 1761. Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks, Bill 

Howard Burton 11/05/97

Surnames: BURTON
I have information regarding my family during slavery that I may be able to
fill in the blanks for any African Americans with the surname Burton who can
trace their roots back to Edgefield County. I would also like to find out
how I can get more information on the following.

African Americans in the 1870 Census

Burton, Betsey State : SC
County : Edgefield Co.
Location : Saluda Division
Sex : Female
Age in 1870 : 40
Calculated birthdate : 1829-1830
Birthplace : South Carolina
National Archives series number : M593
National Archives microfilm number : 1494
Microfilm page number : 46
Race : Black
She was my great grand father's grandmother.
thank you
Howard Burton

Shirley Maynard 11/05/97

Jacob FUDGE, Sr and John HOWARD are possible ancestors for Shirley. Please see if you can help fill in some missing information!!

Ron Bullock 11/06/97

Daniel WEST (b. 1779) of Edgefield Co. is being researched. He married Polly Middleton in Clarke Co., GA, on 21 Aug 1806, after both families had left Edgefield.

Ron Bullock 11/06/97

Researching Thomas HALSELL listed in the 1790 census of Edgefield, who married Mary MOBLEY. Reason HALSELL (s/o Thomas) married Elizabeth OLDHAM in Clark Co., KY, on 25 June 1799 after both families had moved there from Edgefield.

Robert W. Sikes 11/07/97

Looking for info on Davis WILLIAMS and wife Abigail NICHOLSON WILLIAMS. Have info on the NICHOLSON family but am stopped on the WILLIAMS family with Davis. Who was his father? Did he have siblings? Who were they? Any and all info greatly appreciated and will exchange info with any and all interested parties.
Thank you.

Kari Steinkamp 11/08/97

Surnames: RHODEN
I am looking for any information on Eli RHODEN born about 1825 in Edgefield, South Carolina and his father possible Robert Thomas Rhoden.

David Henderson 11/11/97

Surnames: MITCHELL
I am looking for the parents of Sion Mitchell, b. 1814 SC. He moved to Pike Co., AL by 1850. I believe he may be connected to the MITCHELLs of Edgefield Co., as there is an older Sion MITCHELL on the 1800 and 1810 census of Edgefield Co. Other Pike Co., AL MITCHELLs whose names also appear in Edgefield Co. include Josiah, Daniel, Lloyd, and Forest. Would appreciate any help.

Henry Hancock 11/11/97

I am looking for any information on George W. HANCOCK, b. 1820
in SC married to Elizabeth ?? bef 1838 with the following children
Dionaeia HANCOCK, b. 1838, Marry Ann HANCOCK, b. 1842, Frances Ann HANCOCK, b. 1845,
John Washington HANCOCK, b. 1849 in AR (family moved there between 1845-1849).
Also, a Thomas HANCOCK, b. 1831 in SC was living with this family in AR
during the 1850 census. Since Thomas is too old to be their biological
child, but apparently moved with them from SC to AR (he would have been
14-18 yrs old), I assume custody for him was granted to George. Implying
that Thomas' parents died when he was young. Any clues would be appreciated.

Cheryl Sanders Stewart 11/11/97

Surnames: Steifel/Steifle
I am looking for information on any individuals with this last name. Catherine Steifel, born abt 1833 in SC, married G. Aaron Risner and this family moved from Edgefield Co, SC abt 1850 to GA. Catherine may have had a sister, Susan, born 1827 died 1895. Thank you in advance for any information on these or others named Steifel/Steifle.

C. M. Clemenceau 11/12/97

Looking for information on the parents of Simpson Rhoden, born about 1817 in SC. 1850 Census records from Edgefield Co. list Simpson and his wife (Eliza Gregory) with 6 of their children. By 1860, the family had moved to Sheridan, Arkansas. There is no record of Simpson as a head of household in the 1840 census. Am looking for parents and/or place of birth.

Jim Barr 11/13/97

Surnames: BARR
Seeking information on my great-great-grandfather, Rev. John Wesley BARR (b 1827, d 1893. I believe he was a chaplain in the Confederate Army and was married to Sarah "Sallie" QUATTLEBAUM. Would also like info on their parents. Thanks, Jim Barr, email:

Bonney McClellan 11/14/97

Surnames: GORMAN
Looking for any information on Nathan Gorman found in Edgefield Dist. 1790 cenus. Died in Jefferson Co., FL in 1845

Doug Jeffrey 11/14/97

Surnames: Williams
Frederick William WILLIAMS II is found in Edgefield Co. in 1790 Census. I am interested in any bits on his 11 Children:
Frederick William, William,Jesse, Richard, Samuel, Margaret, Daniel, John, Joseph, Philariah, Sarai ann. I know about Samuel who married Elizabeth TEAGUE more than I know of any of the others. Frederick II was married to Martha WELLS 1st and
2nd to Nancy ??. Margaret was married to George POPE. Daniel was married to Mamie Louise LOVELACE. Philariah was married to Hepsby ASBILL.

Alisa Roop 11/14/97

Surnames: Frazier
I'm looking for the FRAZIER family (spelling of the last name could have changed) My BENJAMIN CLIFTON FRAZIER ggggrandfather was born in Edgefield Village in 1813. I know that he showed up in Louisiana in 1841 and died there after marring twice and having 8 children. I'm looking for his parents, sibilings, and any info on when he left SC.

W. Peyton GEORGE 11/15/97

Surnames: GRIFFIN
Seek info on Jesse GRIFFIN, d. Edgefield ca 1807 with will. Sons William GRIFFIN and my ggggf Beverly Allen GRIFFIN. Left widow, name unknown, and three daughters. B. A. aka Allen was in Jones, Walton & DeKalb Cos, GA 1820, 30 & 40 per census and in Calhoun Co, AL 1850 & 60. B. A. and Elinder ? had known children, Mary (never married); Lucinda m James Simpson, 1860; Cassandra m. Alberter PETTIT; Rachael m. Columbus DAVIS, Martha F. m. Russell GEORGE (my gggf) all in Calhoun Co in 1850s; Andrew Jackson (Jack) m. Sarah ? and resided in Blount Co, AL until death in 1900. W. Peyton George, 1601 Chapel Hill Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304 202-833-1420

Anne Westbrook 11/15/97

Surnames: ALLEN
I'm looking for ancestors of my 3-great grandfather, Jeremiah Allen b. c. 1778 in SC and died c. 1862 in Campbell Co, GA. Another researcher has told me his father was also Jeremiah and was born in Colleton Co., SC c. 1755 and died 1809 in Edgefield County. Also that the earlier Jeremiah's father was Josiah b. in Scotland or Ireland c. 1720 and died in Greene Co. GA c. 1816. Does anyone have data to prove or disprove any of this? Will greatly appreciate help and will share any data I have.

Leon Courtney 11/14/97

COUCH/COVAR/CORVAR: Need information on par/sib/anc of Alexander Bolen COUCH (aka:Deck) b.1849 d 1937 and w Ella COVAR/CORVAR b.1854, d.1928. Both are buried at Phillpi Baptist Church cem in Johnston, Edgefield Co. SC. It is believed that Deck was a farmer in the Ridge Spring area of Edgefield Co. Ch: George b.1878 m Ursula Auther, Jessie, Bessie b abt 1886 m Ranson Bodie, John b 1889 m Leah?, Alexander b 1891 m1 Bertha Rebecker Renew m2 Mildred Cherry, Jerome b abt 1893 m Nellie Thompson, Walter b abt 1897 m1 Koninie Napien m2 Beatrice?, Maggie b 1899 m Ervin Auther.

F. Scott 11/17/98

Surnames: Garrett, Halks
I am searching for information (any and all) on George Garrett and James
Halks both of whom are listed on census in 1810 in edgefied Co., SC. My
assumption is that George Garrett is the son of John Garrett (also father
of John Catlette Garrett and connected to the Wares of Edgefield).
George had sons: Thomas, Jesse, Stobo and Nicholas (the last one appears
to have been named for Nicholas Ware as was a son of Edward Garrett in
Laurens Co., SC). James Halks is proven the father of Catherine Halks
married to Thomas Garrett. Am trying to establish through wills, deeds the connections between John and George and George and his sons.
Look forward to hearing from you. F SCOTT

Lynn Fraser 11/17/98

Surnames: FRASER
Lynn is researching the FRASER's and here is the information she shared in a note:.

John Fraser was born about 1730 somewhere in Scotland. In 1754 he married
Lydia Riddle in Culpepper County, Virginia. John Fraser died in 1799 in the E
dgefield District of South Carolina. The children of John and Lydia Fraser

Ann Nancy born around 1756
Rosannah born around 1765
James born April 10, 1767
William born around 1768
Jesse born around March 1772
Margaret born around 1773
Benjamin born around 1775
Mary born around 1778
John born 1778-1782
Elizabeth born around 1780

Here's the rest of what I know:

Thomas J. Fraser married Elizabeth Burroughs. They had at least two sons.
....James Madison Fraser born May 18, 1842 in Edgefield, SC and died February 21, 1913 in Bostwick, FL.
....Clemon C. Fraser born 1847 in Marion County, SC (This is the assumed relationship--we have copies of Civil War Pensioners information in James and Clemon's handwriting and vouching for one another).

James Madison Fraser married Francis Marion Silcox on June 14, 1871. Francis
was born March 8, 1853 and died December 7, 1890......and I have the rest.

Anyhow, I'm assuming Thomas was born around 1815 to one of the sons above,
but I don't know which.  If you can help Lynn, please contact her. Thanks

William C. Hill 11/19/97

Surnames: Harden

Ron Theriot 11/19/97

Surnames: STEWART
Looking for information on William Stewart b: 5-5-1771 Edgefield SC, married Sarah (Sally)___ b: 7-24-1766,
first child John b: 1798. They and 2 other sons Alexander, and *Robert* then moved to Liberty, Amite County Ms in 1805. Have information on family 1800 to present to share.  

Barbara Prestridge 11/20/97

Surnames: WAGSTER
This information appears in the Alabama Pension Roll of 1835:
William WAGSTER, Butler County,
Private, South Carolina Continental, June 16,1819 Pension Started, Suspended May 1, 1820, Transferred from Edgefield District, SC, January 22, 1829.
Does anyone have any info on this William WAGSTER?

Barbara Prestridge 11/20/97

Looking for parents of David WARD, b 1800 in Edgefield Dist., SC. He m Rutha KIRKLAND in Henry Co., AL.

Betty Watson Spaid 11/21/97

Surnames: WATSON
Would like info on John H. Watson, b/1797 d. 1860 and was married to Susan Bush, b. 1804, d. 1876. I am particularly interested in their children. I am a descendant of their son, Pickens Wesley Watson.

Mrs. SW Mims 11/22/97

Surnames: BETHEA, MIMS
Looking for ancestors of my ggggrandfather, GOODMAN BETHEA who was born in Al in 1827 and Married Catherine ? born in SC in 1830. Goodman's parents had connections to Edgefield, Dillion, and Marion Co., SC. Goodman and Catherine's son JOHN CHESLEY BETHAY (I don't know why the name was changed) was born in October 1856 in AL and died in Itawamba Co., Ms on October 9, 1908. Also looking for connections of JOHN MEALING MIMS born August 13, 1897 in Edgefield, SC and died January 7, 1933. His wife was FLORA BETHEA born about 1902. Married December 17, 1924. I have access to large amout of info on MS Bethea (Bethay) family and small amount of information on the MIMS in MS.

Addie P. Howell Nov 22,1997

Surnames: HOLSTON, DAY

Eleanor Colson November 22,1997

I am looking for the ancestors of Jeremiah JOHNSON and his wife Comfort BROWN. I have no birthdates for either one or where they were born. They were in Edgefield District in 1807 because their daughter, Cornelia JOHNSON who married Enoch Spruill Sylvester PHELPS, was born there. Another daughter was Frances JOHNSON who married Morgan MILLS, Jr. I believe there were more children but I don't know their names. They moved on to Dallas County, AL, where Comfort died 27 January, 1839 and was buried in the Johnson Cemetery. Jeremiah moved on to Lousiana where he died abt. January 1860.

Eleanor Colson November 22, 1997

I am looking for the ancestors of brothers Enoch PHELPS and James S. PHELPS. Enoch and James were in Edgefield before 1810 and lived in the vicinity of Shaws Creek until c1822. Enoch was a deacon in Phillippi Baptist Church in 1818. Enoch was married to either Mary JONES or Mary SPRUILL. There is some conflict about this. Children of Enoch and Mary: Elizabeth, Enoch Spruill Sylvester, John Long, Jonah Josiah, Joseph Downing, Feruba Huldah, Isaiah Marshall, James Stewart, one unknown son, 4 unknown daughters. They were in Lowndes County, AL in 1830, Newton County, MS in 1840 and 1850. Child of James S. PHELPS: George Washington Terrell Phelps.

scott bethune 11/21/97

Looking for information on George W. Burton (1829 - 1827) and wife Mary J. Street (1842 - 1929). Any information (i.e. parents) would be greatly appreciated.

jo hutto 112397

Surnames: WILLIAMS


Kathleen Baxter 11/23/97

Surnames: STYRON
I am looking for info about Thomas A. STYRON who was living in Edgefield Co., SC circa 1830. His wife's first name was Nancy.

David Reynolds 112697

Surnames: hightower
Hi! I am from Sweden and I have relatives in Edgefield,if anyone has any information about The Hightower family please write me on this address: Smedsbacksgatan 7, 11539,Stockholm,Sweden.
PS Does anyone know matthews, janice, Rusty ??????They live in Edgefield. DS
Thank you all love David Reynolds.

Sue Goodin 11/25/97

What happened to Richard and Rachel after their marriage abt 1782 in
Edgefield Co. SC? I can't find any trace of them in SC before or after
their marriage. Nor any trace of sibs, children, etc. Anybody
out there have any clues? or info? Thanks, Sue

Henry Hancock 11/26/97

I am seeking information on the John HANCOCK, Senr. family in
Edgefield Dist. He was married to Ann HANCOCK. He deeded 166 1/2 acres
to his son Peter HANCOCK in 1827. Peter's will lists his "imputed" heirs
Peter JONES, Hixey JONES BANDEN and Tellita (or Tabitha) JONES,
and George W. JONES and their mother Elizabeth JONES.
Later, in 1857, Geo. W. HANCOCK, petitions Edgefield to adminsiter his
mother's, Elizabeth HANCOCK, estate. It lists the above children,
except with HANCOCK surnames and includes one more--Thomas HANCOCK.
I believe the Geo. W. and Thomas moved to AR abt 1849-50 and Frances
moved to GA. I would appreciate ANY information pertaining to this
family (ancestors or descendents).

phyllis Blount 11/28/97

Surnames: MIMS
Looking for any information on WATIES LEONIDAS MIMS
b 4 MAR 1853 in Edgefield Co, SC d. 28 Dec 1926 in Greenville, SC m.Clifford White and had ROSA ESTELLE MIMS b 1881 , HARRY WHITEHEAD MIMS, HOWARD CALLOWAY MIMS, ERNEST LINWOOD MIMS, HARVEY BYRD MIMS. need help in locating some o f thes lines. Any clue would be most helpful. Phyllis

Sue Wooten 11/27/97

I am searching for WOOTEN in Edgefield District, SC. In the 1860 Edgefield Dist, Richardsonville, Saluda Regiment, there is Jas WOOTEN and his wife Julia. Their son, William Thomas (W T) married Mary Ann Carolina HERLONG in 1872. Mary Ann is the daughter of Vastine Jehu HERLONG and mary WEAVER. I am more interested in WOOTEN at this time.

Leon Courtney 11/30/97

Surnames: COURTNEY
COURTNEY, BAKER. Seeking information on Mary Ethel COURTNEY born abt 1923 in Aiken Co. SC or Augusta GA, The Daughter of Virgil Courtney and Erline Maybelie Baker. Mary's Parents died in Nov. 1927 or 1928 and she was raised in Augusta by her maternal Grandmother, Mrs. Mamie Cora Baker. Appreciate any information on Mary, her Spouse, descendants etc.. etc..
Leon Courtney

Carol Shrader 12/02/97

I am searching for information on the parents of William Wesley BOLER/BOWLER (b abt 1797) & Eliza WALTON (b abt 1807). They married 1823 in Clarke Co, AL. I suspect the families were both in Edgefield District, SC and Columbia/Richmond Co, GA. Suspect parents for Eliza are John WALTON & Sarah MCMILLAN. Would anyone with information on these families please contact me?

David E. McCarley 12/3/97

Surnames: MELTON
Seeing information on a Michael MELTON, born ca 1780 in either VA or NC; married Rachel (or Rebecca) ca 1800+; was possibly in Edgefield District in 1810-1820; was in Randolph County, AL by ca 1845. Their known children included: David MELTON, James MELTON, Alfred MELTON, and John C. MELTON.

BILL GENTRY 12/06/97

Surnames: GENTRY
I've been unable to confirm parents for HEZEKIAH GENTRY-also spelled JENTREY. B. ca.1736, D. ca. Apr 12,1824, wifeCatherine. Children: Runnels, Anna, Gilly, Robert, Delilah,Thomas, Elizabeth, Mourning, Hezekiah (jr). I have a guessthat wife Catherine was nee Runnels or Reynolds.

Teresa Howard 12-7-97

My gggggrandparents Isham DAVIS and Winnefred BROUGHTON WOODARD were married in Edgefield County Sept. 9, 1783. She was the daughter of Willoby Broughton and Elizabeth Christman of VA. Isham was born 1758 in the Cheraw Dist. Parents unknown. Isham was also listed as a Methodist Minister by one researcher.

Pat Kilkenny 12/08/97

Surnames: FREE
I would like to share information with any branch of the Free family from South Carolina. My ansestor was Jacob Free who was listed on the 1830 Edgefield County Federal Census.

William Hill 12/10/97

Surnames: Blocker, Lofton, Harden, Kneece

William Hill 12/11/97

Surnames: HARDEN
Seeking ancestry of William HARDEN who died intestate in Edgefield Dist., SC on Nov 3, 1813 leaving widow and 7 surviving children. His widow was Sarah "Sallie" Harden, sister of Rev. Samuel MARSH. Sarah had a daughter from a previous marriage to Robert GARDNER named Ann, who married Benjamin DRUMMOND. Sarah was probably not the mother of any of William's children. Children of William HARDEN living at time of final settlement of his estate in 1817 were: William C. Harden (referred to as "the younger," Henry G. Harden (a minor under age of 21), Priscilla who married Marshall PITTMAN, Rachel who married Jefferson (Jeffrey) PITTMAN, Elizabeth who married Daniel MARSHALL, Sinah who married Robert LOFTON, and Mary who married John MCDANIEL. Priscilla, Rachel, Elizabeth along with their husbands and Henry G. Harden were living in Georgia at the time of the final settlement of estate of William Harden. William Harden had sizeable estate including tracts of land on Stevens Creek and Horns Creek in Edgefield Dist. Prior to his marriage to Sarah GARDNER, William Harden married Margaret RYAN, widow of Lacon RYAN. William and Margaret married in July 1787. William Harden's daughter, Sinah Lofton was old enough to have a child born in 1791. Therefore, Margaret Ryan Harden could not have been Sinah's mother. What was the name of William Harden's earlier wife, the mother of Sinah? Jack Pittman of Menifee, CA reports that he found the name, "Elmira" written in pencil in a book on the Marshall PITTMAN family as the name of William Harden's wife. William Harden served as admin. of estate of a John HARDEN in Edgefield Dist. in 1802. Robert LOFTON and John MCDANIEL, sons-in-law of William Harden appear to have received distributions from the estate of John Harden. What relationship was this John Harden to William Harden? William Harden made several trips to Richmon (Richmond Co. GA) court and to the Worronton (Warren Co., GA) court to take care of business of the estate.

Wilbur Dorn 12/11/97

I'm looking for the parents of William Dorn, b 1801, d 1881, m 1821, sp Mary Harling, b 1802, d 1874. Children:
Rebecca (1822), John (1827), Mary (1830), William (1833), P.E.M. (1837), Clark (1840), Herlong (1843).

Mike Sawyer 12/11/97

Seaching for descendants of John Sawyer of Edgefield Dist. Died 1784. Known Children are George, Elkanah, John, Cader, Lewis, Sevility, Debony, Sarah. We have very little information on Lewis, Elkanah, and John. No information on Sevility, Sarah, or Debony. All help appreciated and will share information.

Billie S. Jones 12/13/97

Have hit a dead end with the research on my COURSEY/DEAN lines. Earlest known are gg-grandparents John Franklin Coursey b 26 Sept 1839 (CSA), and Celina Dean b 16 Apr 1838. Have possible parents, but cannot prove. Am very interested in sharing information with others working on the COURSEY and DEAN lines. Other lines that I am researching are BURNETT, RAUTON, MAY, LOVELESS, HOLLOWAY, CARTER.

Peggy Gore 121497

Surnames: Childers
I am looking for any information on the following family:

Abraham Childers m Margaret ? one child known Malinda Madison Childers b Nov 24 1813 Edgefield, SC m abt 1830 in SC to William Simpson Ricks. She died March 25, 1879 in La.
Thanks Peggy Gore

Dorothy Hahn 12/15/97

Surnames: STELL

Jackie Smith 16 Dec 97

Surnames: Williams

Brenda Cooper 12-17-97

My ggg grandfather was Joseph Sanders b. in SC in 1798. He was married to Emily? who was born in 1810 in SC. He had twelve children, all born in Edgefield Co. MY gg grandfather was also named Joseph & he was married to Eugenia Haddox. Her parents were Billups G. Haddox & Ellafair Dean both born in SC. Any info on these lines would be greatly appreciated.

Crystal 12-10-97

Surnames: SMITH
I am looking for my ancestor, George Smith, who was from So. Car. He was married to a Charity ? and I think he died before 1820. Their son, Abner Wilson Smith, was born in SC in 1787 and married in 1813 in Kentucky. Charity shows up there in Kentucky in 1820 as well, but not George; so he must have passed away. There is a George Smith on the Heads of Households list for Edgefield Co. in 1790. There is also a George Smith on the Old 96 District list for 1779. It may be the same one, or it could be his father or grandfather, as there is a George Smith also in 1716, 1717, and 1764 (with no township listed for any of the three). I appreciate anything you may be able to help with. 
Thank you, Crystal

Shirley 12-14-97

Surnames: LOWE
I am researching the Lowe family. My gg-grandfather, John G. Lowe (not positive about middle initial) was born in Edgefield in 1812. I'm trying to find his family. Thanks for any assistance that you may be able to offer.

Patricia Melgie Ward Ivey 12-8-97

Surnames: WARD
I am particularly interested in the surname Ward. My great grandfather may have come from the Edgefield
District (Ward, SC?). His name was Melgy Ward and he was born in 1820. Any information you have
on the Wards of the Edgefield District would be greatly appreciated.

Gaytha Thompson 12-09-97

Surnames: LEGG
My relative William Legg died in Edgefield County in 1801. I was told that there his estate was in probate there. It was for William Legg d 1801 and Jesse Jay was administrator 
Gaytha Thompson

David Henderson 12-05-97

Surnames: MITCHELL
I descend from a Sion Mitchell, b. ca. 1814 in Edgefield Co., that removed to Pike Co., AL ca. 1846. Working with a couple of other people on the Mitchell's of Edgefield County.

Bernnie 12/03/97

Surnames: VAHN
Do you show any wills for a William Vann, a John Vann, or Edward Vann, that would be dated from about 1775 through mabey the early 1800?? I've been trying to tie my Mason Vann (born in Edgefield, NC about 1777,
according to his Texas Military discharge papers dated around 1835).  Any assistance you can provide with this is GREATLY appreciated. I'm really hitting a brick wall with this one.

Kay Yarborough Goff 11/21/97

Surnames: GOFF
Hello, I am looking for information of NOAH GOFF b.1836 d.20 Dec 1897. I am trying to help my husband locate his ancestors from the Edgefield district.

Jackie 11-22-97

Surnames: HAZEL
Could you please see if there is any information on the family and descendants of Henry HAZEL, a Scottish immigrant that arrived in Edgefield County with Edward CULBREATH - according to page 12 of History of Edgefield County. (so I've been told)

Actually, I stuck finding info on my GGGG-grandmother Fannie HAZEL, born about 1800, who married James REDDEN about 1820. They later lived in Laurens County, but I believe they came from Edgefield County. I have been unable to identify either set of parents, but the HAZEL line is particularly elusive.

I would really appreciate any help or information you could provide. Thank you very much for your time and efforts. Jackie in Virginia

Bonnie 11-22-97

Bonnie is looking for information on the Edgefield families: POLLETTY (other spellings include PALLETY, PELLETY, POLLATA & PELLATA).

Wilbur 12/11/97

I'm looking for the parents of William Dorn, b 1801, d 1881, m 1821, sp Mary Harling, b 1802, d 1874. Children:
Rebecca (1822), John (1827), Mary (1830), William (1833), P.E.M. (1837), Clark (1840), Herlong (1843).

William C. Hill 12/18/97

Surnames: ALLEN
Seeking ancestry and wife's name of James ALLEN, father of Margaret ALLEN (per Lee Gandee) who m. Jacob Neace 9b. 1754 Camping Creek, Little Mountain, SC). There was a James ALLEN who is documented in deed records in Edgefield (present day Saluda Co.) with land on the Richland Creek branch of the Little Saluda River. This James ALLEN was son of Josiah ALLEN and this James's widow's name was Elizabeth. I am trying to establish whether this James ALLEN who inherited land on Richland Creek from his father, Josiah was the James ALLEN, father of Margaret who married Jacob Neace. Does anyone know where Camping Creek, Little Mountain is located. I can't find it on any maps. If Camping Creek is proximus to Richland Creek, that would be some evidence that my James ALLEN is the one documented in the Edgefield Deed records.

Wilson Hatcher 12-19-97

Surnames: Hatcher
I am looking for information about John HATCHER and Henrietta LANDRUM, believed to have been married in South Carolina and I also believe to have lived in Edgefield County. Thanks for your help!!

Grace Clowe 12/21/97

Need proof that David Campbell is father of John Louis Campbell b. 1804 in Edgefield and his brother Thomas Jefferson Campbell b.1806. John Louis and Thomas Jefferson moved to Loundes Co. AL in the 1820's; John Louis m. Eleanor Carolyn (Callie) Holston (no proof - just family oral tradition) ca. 1833; he died 18 July 1879 and is buried in the Six Mile Cem in Bibb Co. AL Will be happy to share. According to more family tradition Callie's parents were William Holston and Rebecca Brock. Thank you.

Chet Matthews 12/21/97

Surnames: MATTHEWS
I'm interested in any information available on Isaac or Moses Matthews, suppoesedly they are father and son or vice versa ---my great, great, great grandfather was William F. Matthews ---I think he originated from Edgefield and was related to Isaac and Moses 
Thanks .....Chet sends

Ed Reynolds 12/21/97

Seeking information from those researching either Francis Atkins & Lady Duncan or John Atkins circa the Rev War in Edgefield district, connected to the Adams family - descendents have cemetery call Oaklawn or Adams-Atkins Cemetery near Euella, Ga in Henry county Ga. Many moved to Franklin county Tn by 1850 and from there, different directions, i.e., Tn, In, Al, La, Tx, Ok, Ks and west. Thanks for any help given.

Susan Fullbright 12-22-97

Surnames: CORLEY
I am looking for any info on Jesse A. CORLEY born c1780. There was a Jesse CORLEY in the 1810 Edgefield SC census with the right ages. He moved to Perry county AL before 1830, then to MS c1850. He married Sarah Moreland in MS. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Ron English 12/23/97

Surnames: KEMP
KEMP, HENRY J. married HANNAH GORMAN, b 1797, dau of John and Nancy (NICHOLSON) GORMAN. Lived in Edgefield until about 1860. Any info on family would be appreciated.

James Spikes 12/23/97

Surnames: Spikes
Seeking any info on Spikes' in Edgefield Co. SC, especially William Spikes, Benjamin Spikes, B. F. Spikes, John S. Spikes, and Martha Spikes. Benjamin and John S. relocated to Itawamba Co. (later Lee) MS prior to 1850.

Jessie Blalock 12/24/97

I'm assembling a web site for the surname BLALOCK (also spelled BLAYLOCK), and am interested in all of that family from Edgefield County, starting with JAMES BLAYLOCK in the 1790 census, through BUCKNER BLALOCK (in the 1800 and 1810 censuses), through the numerous ones in the 1870 census (Allen, Chaney, Isaac, Jasper, Richard, and more). Please visit my site at

Joyce Cook 12/26/97

Looking for the names of the children of Carl Freiderich Froehlich, Lutheran minister, who resided in Edgefield Cty in 1790. He administered the will of Johann Balthaser Marck in 1789. Trying to connect my Ggrandfather, John George Fralic, to a SC Fralic, Fralick, Frohlich, Froehlich family.

Joyce Cook 12/26/97

Surnames: COTTON
Who were the parents of Arthur K. Cotton counted in the 1820 Edgefield Cty Census record? He was born between 1775 and 1780. He was my gggrandfather. He resided 1840 in Wilcox Cty, AL. Know many descendants and will be happy to share information. Any help greatly appreciated. Who were the parents of Arthur Cotton who appeared in the 1810 and 1820 US Census Records for Edgefield Cty? He was born between 1775 and 1780 and resided in Wilcox Cty, AL, in 1840. His daughter, Irena, married Daniel James Morris in Wilcox Cty. in 1835. Arthur Cotton is my gggrandfather. Know many descandants.

Ted Price 12/22/97

Surnames: PRICE
Ned Price or Willie
late 1800s to early 1900s

Paul Tumlin 12/29/97

Surnames: John Tumlin/JamesTomlin
I am seeking data on John Tumlin listed as head of household in the 1790 SC census in Edgefield County. There is also a James Tomlin in the same census in the same county. Are they related? I believe that John's sons moved to Georgia later. William moved to Gwinnett County about 1810. Another son John and wife Anna moved to Hall County GA about 1840. John's and Anna's children are William H., Elizabeth, A.A., Thomas, James and Anna. Do you know anything about John and Anna?

Also, an elderly female is listed with William in the 1830 census of Gwinnett County GA. Is it his mother Mary, the lady who received land in the 1827 GA land lottery from Gwinnett County?

Thanks for any data. Address is 2085 Clairmeade Valley Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329 phone is 404-634-9767. My name is Paul Tumlin

Wylline Waters 123097

Surnames: ODOM, SPANN
AVY MARCILLA ODOM married JOHN EDWARD SPANN abt 1825 in Ridge Springs. Need information on AVY'S family. Father is said to have been DILDATHA ODOM but he was already located in Early Co., Ga. by 1820 cencus with his wife and family. Need AVYS' mothers name.

John H. McKinney Jr. 12/30/97

Seeking information of my greatgrandparents of their parents. Peter McKenney was a farmer who married Lena Nichalson, they had twenty three children one of whom was my grandfather Peter McKinney. Peter and Lena are both buried in the church cemetary at Mt. Calvary in Saluda County.Pater McKenney was born Sept. 11, 1861 and died on Sept. 25, 1931, Lena was born in Feb. 1865 and died on May 14, 1938. Any information on the McKinney family would be greatly appreciated.

Ted Price 12/30/97

Surnames: Gilchrist
Looking for the family of Lottie Gilchrist who lived the Edgefield area about the late 1880s. She had daughter name Helen, My grandmother.

Lyndall Maxwell 12/31/97

Surnames: MAXWELL
Need info on James Maxwell and family in Edgefield about 1830. His son, James Franklin Maxwell, was born in Edgefield in 1832. His mother is thought to be Mary (Orange) Maxwell.

Lyndall Maxwell 12/31/97

Surnames: ORANGE
Info desired on Orange family. Mary Orange married James Maxwell about 1820. Their son James Franklin Maxwell was born in Edgefield 1832.

Donald F. Forsythe 12/31/97

I am descended from BENJAMIN COCKERHAM who was born circa 1727 and died between Aug 28, 1789 and Apr 1790. The only persons named in his will were his wife SARAH and grandson WILLIAM. BENJAMIN lived in Lunenburg and then Mecklenburg Co., VA. On Oct 8, 1787 he sold his property in Mecklenburg and moved to Edgefield Dist. On Apr 20 1789 he bought 100 acres between Stevens and Turkey Creeks which is northeast of the town of Edgefield. Among his children are believed to be BENJAMIN, JR., THOMAS, JOHN and ELIZABETH who married NATHAN WRIGHT. Would like to contact any descendants of BENJAMIN. Will gladly share what I know. The name is often corrupted to COCKRAM, COCKRUM, COCKRAN.

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