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The British Captured by Sandbars on Sullivan's Island
The Battle of Sullivan's Island. 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
St. Marks Episcopal Church, Pinewood, South Carolina
St. Mark's Parish was established in 1767 by an Act of the South Carolina Assembly. The church was built during the same year near Summerton, however, was burned by the British during the American Revolution. It was the parish church for several family planations, viz: Manning, Millford, Richardson and Bloomhill. At least six governors regularly attended servies here. The present church (above) was constructed in 1855, which makes it to fourth or fifth church erected by the parish at this location.
Sumter County Probate RecordsSumter County was taken from portions of Claremont, Salem and Clarendon Counties in 1800.
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Indexes to Probate RecordsIndex 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, 1774-1782Testators: 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 1783-1815Testators: 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 1816-1822Testators: 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, JesseTranscripts of Sumter County Will Book D-1, 1823-18 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, 1836-1840Testators: 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
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