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Sumter County Probate Records

markerSt. Mark Episcopal Church Sumter County was taken from portions of Claremont, Salem and Clarendon Counties in 1800.

Sumter County Wills and Estates Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Index to Sumter County Will Book A (1774-1782)
Index to Sumter County Will Book A (1783-1815)
Index to Sumter County Will Book AA (1816-1822)
Index to Sumter County Will Book D-1 (1823-1836)
Index to Sumter County Will Book M (1836-1840)
Index to Sumter County Will Book D-2 (1837-1853)

Transcripts of Sumter County Wills, Book A, 1774-1782
Testators: Anderson, David,Atkinson, James,Bradley, Samuel,Cambell, Alexander,Commander, Samuel,Conyers, James,Coppley, Elizabeth, Dearington, Thomas,Edwards, William,Furman, Wood,Howard, Joseph, McGirth, Mary,Neilson, Samuel,Witherspoon, David
Transcripts of Sumter County Wills 1783-1815
Testators: Amonett, Charles; Anderson, John ; Armstrong, James ; Baggs, Thomas ; Barber, Agness ; Bell, William Rafor ; Benbow, Richard ; Bennet, Esther ; Birch, Michael ; Bracey, Sackfield ; Bradford, Nathaniel ; Bradley, Elizabeth ; Bradley, Rodger ; Bradley, Samuel ; Britton, Thomas ; Brock, Patrick ; Brumby, Thomas ; Burket, James ; Cannon, John ; Cantey, Charles ; Carter, Margaret ; Chisholm, John ; Christmus, John ; Clark, Ann ; Coker, Joshua ; Coker, Wiley ; Conyers, James ; Daniell, William ; Daniels, Elizabeth ; Davis, Benjamin ; Davis, Nabor ; Dearington, Thomas ; Dunn, Janet ; Dunn, Sylvester ; Durant, Henry ; Edwards, Elizabeth ; Faris, John ; Fitzpatrick, Micajah ; Fitzpatrick, Peter ; Ford, Mary ; Foxworth, Zachariah ; Francisco, John ; Garlington, Chris ; Gibson, Phineas ; Grant, William Jr. ; Guerry, Legrand ; Haley, Peter ; Hampton, Richard ; Harvin, Richard ; Helton, James ; High, Joseph ; Hodge, Benjamin ; Humphrey, William Jr. ; Ivor, Elizabeth ; Ivor, George ; Jackson, Thomas ; James, John ; James, Shearwood ; Johnson, Thomas Nightingale ; King, Robert ; Langstaff, John Matthew ; Lee, Anthony ; Lenoir, Isaac ; Lenud, Henry; Lowry, James ; Manning, Elizabeth ; Manning, Moses; Maples, Richard ; Maples, Rosana ; Marsden, Elizabeth ; Mathews, Isaac ; McCallum, Ken ; McCullugh, Mary; Mellett, Peter ; Montgomery, James Henry ; Montgomery, William Jr. ; Moody, William Jr. ; Moore, Isham ; Mullen, Edward ; Mullin, John ; Newman, Thomas ; Newman, William Jr. ; Nichols, Barsheba ; Pearson, William Jr. ; Perry, John ; Perry, Philip ; Pettypool, John ; Pollard, John ; Pyland, George ; Rafield, John ; Ragan, William Jr. ; Ragin, John ; Ramsey, James ; Rees, Huberd; Rees, Isham ; Rees, Mary ; Rees, William Jr. ; Rembert, Abigah ; Rembert, Hubert ; Rembert, James ; Richardson, John Peter ; Richardson, William Jr. ; Richburg, James ; Ridgill, Richard ; Robinson, Alexander ; Robinson, William Jr. ; Sabb, Thomas Jr. ; Sanders, William Jr. ; Savage, William Jr. ; Simpson, John ; Singletary, Hannah ; Singleton, Joseph ; Singleton, Robert ; Smart, Alexander ; Smears, Mason ; Sprey, Henry ; Stamper, Robert; Sylvester, Asbery ; Sylvester, Joseph ; Terry, William Jr. ; Tomlinson, Richard ; Vaughan, Henry Jr. ; Vaughn, Henry ; Vaughn, John ; Walter, John; Walter, Richard Charles ; Walter, William Drake ; Wheeler, Sarah ; White, Ellen ; White, Henry ; White, Jared ; White, John ; Wilder, Jesse ; Williams, Peter ; Windom, Solomon ; Witherspoon, John ; Woods, John ; Wright, William ; Wright, William Jr.
Transcripts of Sumter County Wills 1816-1822
Testators: Bagnal, Isaac, Broadaway, Elizabeth, Bryson, Ann, Cater, George Sr., Colclough, Alexander, Davis, Elizabeth, Deschamps, Francis, Frierson, Aaron , Gamble, Catherine, Groomes, Isaac , Hampton, Noami, Hampton, Richard, Harvin, James , James, John , James, Matthias, James, Walter , Johnson, Mary , Kersey, Janet , Kingswood, Jacob, Kingswood, Margaret, Lenoir, John Sr. , Lenoir, Thomas J. , McCants, James , McCants, Samuel, McCoy, John , McDonald, Daniel, McEachern, James, McElveen, John , McFaddin, Eli , McKenney, Eli , McKnight, Robert, McLendon, Lewis , McMahan, Benjamin Lavender, Miller, Charles , Mitchell, Stephen, Montgomery, Samuel, Mullin, William L. , Murphey, Malachi , Murray, John , Nelson, Mary , Newman, Elizabeth, Perry, John , Pleyre, Thomas, Plowdon, Edward, Polk, Tabitha , Rembert, Edward, Rembert, Thomas , Rhame, Jeremiah , Richardson, Richard, Richbourgh, Claudius, Ridgill, William , Ridgway, William, Rose, Daniel , Sanders, William, Silliman, Alexander, Sims, William , Singleton, Elizabeth, Singleton, John , Spears, Charles , Taylor, John , Taylor, William , Terry, Alice , Thames, John Jr., Thompson, William, Tisdale, Jane , Tisdale, John , Tock, Mary , Tomlin, Hiram, Watson, William, Whitworth, Isaac, Wilder, Stephen , Williams, Mary , Williams, Roland John, Wills, Willis , Wilson, Richard, Woodham, Edward, Woodwards, Jesse
Transcripts of Sumter County Will Book D-1, 1823-1836
Adams, Elizabeth, Anderson, Joseph, Anderson, Thomas, Ballard, Elizabeth , Barnes, James , Belser, Jacob , Belvin, Wilie , Benbow, Evan, Blackwell, Michael, Blither, William , Bowman, John , Bracey, Charlotte, Bradford, John A., Bradford, Richard , Brock, Charles P. , Cameron, John , Cantey, Mary , Cantey, Rebecca, Carter, William , Chewning, Ann , Commander, Joseph, Cook, Joseph B. , Connell, Thomas , Conyers, Stranghan, Cooper, George , Corbett, James , Corbett, Susannah, Cox, John , Cubbage, Philemon, Cubbage, Thomas P., Daniel, Edward , Davis, John , Evans, Frederick, Felder, James , Flemming, Elizabeth, Fort, Bunel , Franklin, Lawrence, Fullwood, William I., Gilley, Susanna , Green, Lewis , Harvin, Richard, Haynsworth, Henry, Haynsworth, Sarah , Heriot, John , Holland, Silvia, Humphrey, William, James, George F. , James, Holloway , James, William Dobein, Jennings, James , Johnston, James , Jones, John H. , Kinlock, C. , Laws, George, Lesesne, William, Lisk, Mary , Lowry, Samuel, Maples, Elizabeth, Maybant, William Sr., Mayrant, Charles , McCaskill, Daniel , McCoy, John , McDonald, William Nelson, McDonell, John , McFaddin, John , McFaddin, John , McFaddin, Theodore, McFaddin, Thomas , McIntosh, Peter , McKinney, Sarah, McLeod, Alexander, McLeod, Margaret , Mills, William , Moody, Solomon Sr., Moore, Matthew L. , Mulledy, Thomas , Murphey, Malachi, Murrell, William , Nelson, James , Nelson, Samuel James, Nettles, Jesse , Newman, Ethelial, Orr, Thomas , Pack, Joseph , Peebles, Jesse, Potts, William Sr., Rhame, Bradley , Rhame, Obadiah, Richardson, Dorcas, Richardson, James B., Roberson, Willis , Rutledge, Mary Golightly, Sanders, Sarah , Scurry, Jesse , Shaw, John , Simonton, Robert, Sims, Margaret , Singleton, John , Singleton, Rebecca, Singleton, Sherwood James, Skinner, Charles , Smith, Jannet , Smith, John Sr., Smith, William , Spann, James Sr., Spann, James , Stucky, Edmund, Tisdale, Francis , Tobias, Mary , Vaughn, Noel Sr., Ward, Benjamin , Waties, John , Waties, Thomas, Watson, Sarah , Wells, Thomas , Wheeler, Keziah, Whilden, William , White, Hannah , Wilder, William S., Wilson, Elizabeth , Wilson, Robert , Wilson, Roger , Windom, Benjamin, Witherspoon, John , Young, Henry , Young, Richard
Transcripts of Sumter County Will Book M, 1836-1840
Testators: Anderson, Mary , Bell, Archy , Boykin, Drury, Boykin, Jonathan, Bradley, Martha , Brunson, Mary , Byrd, Rhodecy , Christmas, Lidia, Cousar, John , Dow, John , Freeman, Jesse, Frierson, John I., Gamble, Robert , Johnson, Elijah , Long, Reubin , McCoy, James, McIntosh, Joshua, McKnight, John , Michau, Noah , Nettles, Jesse , Pitts, Joseph M., Rees, Mary , Solomons, Mark, Spann, Anna , Sparrow, Eli , Stokes, Vine , Truluck, George, Vasser, Daniel , Wilson, James H., Witherspoon, Robert

The British Captured by Sandbars on Sullivan's Island

By Jeannette Holland Austin Jeannette Holland Austin(Profile)
During 1775, Robert Jordan enlisted for six months as a private in the company of Captain Francis Marion, 2nd South Carolina Continental Regiment. He was at the battle of Sullivan's Island near Charleston when the british entered the harbor. Actually, the british anticipated an easy win. However, when three or four vessels miscalculated the depth of shallow water and were bogged down in the sand, events took on a different course. Hence, the attempt to send landing parties onto the island failed. Overwhelmed, the British found themselves solely defeated. Yet excitement encompassed the hearts of the patriots and was a good beginning for the Southern Campaign. However, eventually the British seized the port of Charleston and made life miserable for its residents by establishing martial law and imprisoning captured patriots and putting them onboard a prison ship anchored on the Ashley River. After this win, Jordan went on to become Sgt. of the Horse (1781) and was later promoted to Quartermaster under General Marion when they attacked the British at Pee Dee Swamp. There are so many interesting accounts and thrilling stories contained in the pensions of soldiers that it behooves the genealogist to study all facets of it. South Carolina County Histories and Genealogy

Battle of Sullivan's Island
Battle of Sullivan's Island.

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