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  1. Lookups
      Books on Just or Mostly Families of Fairfield County SC
    1. History Of Fairfield County South Carolina
      FROM "Before the White Man Came" to 1942

      by Fitz Hugh McMaster (b.1867) Native of Fairfield County,
      With New Index By Margaret H. Cannon, Ph.D. Index copyrighted 1980
      This book is a 1980 reprint of the 1946 book.
      Reprinted: 1980 The Reprint Company, Publishers Spartanburg, S.C. 29304
      Avaible from the Higginson Book Company at: http://www.higginsonbooks.com/
      per Frances Rouse 7 Mar 1999.

      Look-up Volunteer: Leslie Neeland LeslieNeeland@HotMail.Com

  2. 1850 Census of Fairfield County,
    1. Look-up Volunteer: Bil Brasington Bil_Brasington@HotMail.Com
    2. Look-up Volunteer: Suzi Motley
      S-K Publications plus Suzi Motley
          Get page number/s of your surname from S-K Pub Index
          Then give Suzi Motley at blmSuzi@Wilmington.Net
              Year: 1850
              County, State: Fairfield Co.,SC
              Person's name to look-up
              AND PAGE NUMBER from S-K Pub Index, above
      For other counties & years and Suzi's precise terms of offer, click here.

  3. Fairfield County Cemeteries
    1. Vol. I (Western Section of County)
    2. Vol. II (Eastern Section of County)
    3. Vol. III (abandoned & family cemeteries) by Bobby Rutland
    Be warned that secondary sources (esp. this one) should be field checked.
    These books are great for locating what cemetery to visit, but bad for finding out what is on the stone.

    To purchase costs: $25 per volume + $3 S&H from Genealogy Room
    Look-up Volunteer: Molly McLaughlin Molly@Jesup.Net

  4. A Fairfield Sketchbook by Julian Stevenson Bolick © 1963.
    Look-up Volunteer: Leslie Neeland
    LeslieNeeland@HotMail.Com

  5. Through the Years in Old Winnsboro by Katharine Theus Obear (b. 1852 VT came to Winnsboro 1855 d.15 Feb 1942) © 1940, reprinted 1980, 258 pages.
    The Appendix (list of her pupils) is page 233 - 244. The index is 245 - 258.
    Look-up Volunteer: Melinda T. Crowder Wolfbaby78@AOL.Com
    Will lookup by surname and then first name or initials. Three per request.

  6. Fairfield County SC a Pictorial History, by C. C. Rice & B. E. Rice, 1989, no index
    Look-up Volunteer: Melinda T. Crowder Wolfbaby78@AOL.Com
    Melinda says, it's mostly pictures, but maybe someone would wish to find an old building or school. I found the orginial church my family attended in the 1800's.

  7. SCOTCH-IRISH MIGRATION TO SOUTH CAROLINA, 1772 (Rev. William Martin And His Five Shiploads Of Settlers) by Jean Stephenson © 1971, 115 pages plus Index of People (16 pages) plus Index of Rivers (& creeks) (5 pages) = 137 pages.
    Clearfield Publishing: soft back
    This book at the Genealogical Publishing Co./Clearfield Pub.
    Look-up Volunteer: Frances ROUSE FRouse@neo.RR.Com  frfg@EarthLink.Net FRouse8002@AOL.Com. If email fails, you may snail her at 7932 Ferguson Rd. / Streetsboro, OH 44241, but include your email address.

  8. The Gallant Gladden / The life and times of General A. H. Gladden / South Carolinian / 1810 - 1862 / Private, 2nd Seminole War / Colonel, Palmetto Regiment, Mexican War / Brigadier General, CSA, The War Between the States by Edith Anthony Purvis ©1996. He was born & raised in Fairfield County of Fairfield County ancestry. It has 351 pages with a full name index on page 333 - 351. The book is hardback. It is listed among the books for sale, below.
    Look-up Volunteer: the author, Mrs. Edie Purvis EAPurvis@AOL.Com
    Legacies of Fairfield / c/o Edie Purvis / 4499 Chicora Street / Columbia, SC 29206 / 803-782-7136


    Books that Include Families of Fairfield County SC
  9. Heads of Families 1st Census of the United States -- 1790 South Carolina, Government Printing Office 1908, 150 pages, indexed
    Look-up Volunteer: Frankie Liles FrLVa@AOL.Com
    1107 Lake Avenue / Richmond, VA 23226-1115 / 804-285-0711

  10. The Jury Lists of South Carolina 1778 - 1779 compiled by Ge Lee Corley Hendrix & Morn McKoy Lindsay, © 1975, 131 pages, indexed.
    Look-up Volunteer: Frankie Liles FrLVa@AOL.Com
    1107 Lake Avenue / Richmond, VA 23226-1115 / 804-285-0711

  11. Marriage and Death Notices from Columbia, South Carolina, Newspapers 1838-1860 including legal notices from burnt counties , by Brent H. Holcomb, © 1988
    Columbia newspapers were regional and carried notices from Richland, Fairfield, Newberry, and other counties. One newspaper included in this work is the South Carolina Temperance Advocate, which carried notices from all over South Carolina.
    Temporary Volunteer: James W. Green III JWGreenIII@Juno.Com
    If email fails, you may snail me at 285 Agnew Road / Winnsboro SC 29180 / 803-635-9236, but include your email address.

  12. Roster of Confederate Units, South Carolina Volume, published by Bil Brasington Bil_Brasington@HotMail.Com, 1998
    This book contains only name, regiment, company, and rank and was extracted from National Archive Records. This book does not contain all SC units, since there is no source of all the troops from SC who served. Some of the State Troop units (especially those raised in the last year of the war) are all but lost to history. SC was a rabid secessionist state and many men crossed into North Carolina and Georgia to join there, where a bounty was needed to fill their needs. These men ARE NOT in this book. There are men who were born outside of SC and who joined a SC unit who will be here.
    Look-up Volunteer: Bil Brasington Bil_Brasington@HotMail.Com says, I will respond to only those who provide a surname and a given name or initials. I will ignore requests that I lookup & list everyone of a surname. I will look for close hits but will not look at every possible spelling.

  13. The Weaver Families of Georgia - Volume I.
    The book contains genealogical details (ancestry, descendancy and family stories) of about 17 Weaver families who were in Georgia prior to (or by) the 1850 Census. The book is 555 pages and indexes over 6,000 names.
    The information documents the various migrations of the Weaver families from Virginia and the Carolinas into Georgia, and then the westward trek to Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and further.
    Author: James K. Bass, Jr.
    Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company
    Copyright: 1994
    Look-up Volunteer: Jim Bass e-mail@TribalFox.Com

  14. Mr. Andrea's 1949 booklet, retyped from William Willis Boddie's 1938 booklet:
    General Francis Marion's Men, A List of Twenty-five Hund,
    Look-up Volunteer: Bil Brasington Bil_Brasington@HotMail.Com

  15. Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War -- Official Rolls Of Loyalists Recruited from North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana Vol. 1. by Murtie Jane Clark.  Clearfield Publishing Company ©1981.   Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. Baltimore Maryland ©1999.  There are many names for 96 District and Fairfield County.
    Look-up Volunteer: Frances ROUSE FRouse@neo.RR.Com frfg@EarthLink.Net FRouse8002@AOL.Com. If email fails, you may snail her at 7932 Ferguson Rd. / Streetsboro, OH 44241, but include your email address.  She volunteered 18 Apr 1999.

  16. Citizens and Immigrants -South Carolina 1768 Second Edition 1994 by Mary Bondurant Warren, Heritage Papers, Athens Ga 30604 indexed with 504 pages
    Look-up Volunteer: Frances ROUSE FRouse@neo.RR.Com frfg@EarthLink.Net FRouse8002@AOL.Com. If email fails, you may snail her at 7932 Ferguson Rd. / Streetsboro, OH 44241, but include your email address.  She volunteered 2 Nov 2000.

  17. A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants To South Carolina 1763-1773 Compiled by Janie Revill, 163 pages.  Bonnie has a 1999 reprint of the original that was published in 1939.
    Look-up Volunteer: Bonnie WISEMAN MONTGOMERY BonnieWM@EarthLink.Net.  Limit your lookup requests to one name per request.  If email fails, you may snail her at 67 Maplegrove Drive / Clawson, Michigan 48017-2525, but include your email address.  She volunteered 6 Nov 2000.

  18. American Migrations 1765-1799, Peter Wilson Coldham, © 2000, Genealogical Publishing Company. indexed 931 pages. hard back
    Look-up Volunteer: Frances ROUSE FRouse@neo.RR.Com frfg@EarthLink.Net FRouse8002@AOL.Com. If email fails, you may snail her at 7932 Ferguson Rd. / Streetsboro, OH 44241, but include your email address.  She volunteered 2 Nov 2000.

  19. Indexes to the County Wills of South Carolina compiled by Martha Lou Houston, Clearfield Publishing, reprinted for Clearfield Company, 1994, 1996 by the Genealogical Publishing Company. Originally published Columbia SC 1939. 261 pages, soft back
    Look-up Volunteer: Frances ROUSE FRouse@neo.RR.Com frfg@EarthLink.Net FRouse8002@AOL.Com. If email fails, you may snail her at 7932 Ferguson Rd. / Streetsboro, OH 44241, but include your email address.  She volunteered 2 Nov 2000.

  20. South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850 Compiled by Brent Holcomb © 1985 by Genealogical Publishing Company. indexed 255 pages, soft back
    Look-up Volunteer: Frances ROUSE FRouse@neo.RR.Com frfg@EarthLink.Net FRouse8002@AOL.Com. If email fails, you may snail her at 7932 Ferguson Rd. / Streetsboro, OH 44241, but include your email address.  She volunteered 2 Nov 2000.

  21. First Settlers of South Carolina 1670-1700 by Agnes Leland Baldwin ©1985 Southern Historical Press, PO Box 738, Easley, SC 29641, indexed with 268 pages indexed with 504 pages soft back book
    Look-up Volunteer: Frances ROUSE FRouse@neo.RR.Com frfg@EarthLink.Net FRouse8002@AOL.Com. If email fails, you may snail her at 7932 Ferguson Rd. / Streetsboro, OH 44241, but include your email address.  She volunteered 2 Nov 2000.

  22. Colonial Soldiers of the South Murtie June Clark.
    Look-up Volunteer: Frances ROUSE FRouse@neo.RR.Com frfg@EarthLink.Net FRouse8002@AOL.Com. If email fails, you may snail her at 7932 Ferguson Rd. / Streetsboro, OH 44241, but include your email address.  She volunteered 2 Nov 2000.


    Some other books needing a volunteer to do Lookups
  23. Fairfield County Family Histories per cover, Fairfield Family Histories (1700s-1982) per title page, Compiled by Faye Johnson 1982
    144 pages, no index but the articles on families are arranged alphbetically.
  24. Our Heritage -- Fairfield's Heritage is articles about homes (with photos), 71 pages, no index.
  25. Story of "the Silk of the Trade" by Thornwell Jacobs, published by Winnsboro Blue Granite, Rion SC, 1952, 30 pages, no index
  26. Fairfield County Marriages 1775 - 1879 Implied in Fairfield County S. C. Probate Records by Barbara R. Langdon ©1986. Order from Langdon & Langdon Genealogical Research / P.O. Box 633 / Columbia SC 29202 / 803-649-6679 / $20 + $1.50 S&H. (This author also did Implied Marriages for Chester Co. from Probate & Equity.)
  27. Land Grant Maps [atlas book & index book] by the Union County Historical Foundation ©1976, 24 maps covering the Enoree River valley & some adjacent areas including land near the Broad River in NW Fairifeld County.  The atlas book (22" wide x 17") has front cover, back cover + 3 pages (forward, contents, and base map) + 24 pages of maps (on pages 22" wide x varying length, folded once).  The index book has front cover, back cover + 28 pages of index.  Each index page has 2 columns, except the last page which has one column.  The entries in the index are in the format: grantee's surname, given name, map number, acreage, year.
    Order from Union County Historical Foundation / P. O. Drawer 220 / Union, SC 29379 / $40 plus $2 S&H.
    The atlas contains these maps:
    Map # Map Name
    1 Neals Shoals, Union/Chester Counties
    2 Carlisle - Fishdam Ferry - Feasterville, Union/Chester/Fairfield Counties
    3 Whitmire, Laurens/Newberry Counties
    4 Duncan's Creek, Laurens/Newberry/Union Counties
    5 Kinard, Laurens/Newberry Counties
    6 Brown's Crosswoods, Newberry County
    7 Blairs - Strother, Newberry/Fairfield County
    8 Wood's Ferry on Broad River, Union/Chester County
    9 Sedalia, Union County
    10 Cross Anchor, Spartanburg/Union Counties
    11 Goodwin X-Roads, Laurens/Spartanburg/Union Counties
    12 Clinton, Laurens County
    13 Watts Mill, Laurens County
    14 Enoree, Laurens/Spartanburg Counties
    15 Two Mile Creek, Spartanburg County
    16 Enoree River, Spartanburg/Laurens Counties
    17 Gray Court - Owings, Laurens County
    18 Durbin Creek, Greenville/Laurens Counties
    19 Horse Pen Creek, Greenville/Spartanburg/Laurens Counties
    20 Woods Chapel, Spartanburg County
    21 Roper Mountain, Greenville County
    22 East Maulden, Greenville County
    23 Paris Mountain, Greenville County
    24 Travelers Rest, Greenville County

If you own any genealogical reference books on Fairfield County & are willing & able to do lookups for folks that email you, then email me, James W. Green III at JWGreenIII@Juno.Com and I will add the name & author of the book & your name & email address to this web page. Thank you for your help!
  • Books for Sale useful for Fairfield Co. Genealogy
    1. Theresa Hicks' books
      and mirrored at: FortuneCity
    2. Brent Holcomb's books
    3. book on General A. H. Gladden 1810-1862 & his kin
      and mirrored at: FortuneCity
    4. GenealogyBookShop.Com (Online store of the Genealogical Publishing Company & Clearfield Company)

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