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Newsletter Subtitle: LET'S TAKE A SIDE TRIP TO SOUTH CAROLINA
Month Day Year:  OCTOBER 29, 2010


YOGS CRAZY CRATE 73:  October 29, 2010

Here is a listing of the books on the SOUTH CAROLINA

SHELF as of this date:

 

SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE 73:  BOOK 1:  LAURENS COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA WILL BOOK A - VOL. 2 - 1840-1853.  Compiled & indexed by Frances Terry Ingmire, ©1982, 179 pages, slick paper wrapper covers, one piece, glued binding.  These are verbatim copies of the old wills.  Records have been copied just as they exist.  Some of the entries were illegible to the extent that interpretations cannot be conclusive.  It is suggested that researchers consider all known variations and phonetic spellings in using this material.  Some wills are little more than one-half page long, and others may run to several pages.  In the index names may appear more than once on any given page.  Surnames appearing on 3 (,) or more (actual number of pages) are listed here:  Abbercrombie [four spellings] 6, Allen, Anderson 8, Armstrong 4, Arnold 9, Austin/s 6, Avary, Babb 8, Bailey 7, Ball/s 6, Barksdale 4, Benham, Blakely 8, Boly 6, Boyce 4, Boyd 4, Brown 7, Bryson, Burton 4, Byrd 7, Campbell 9, Cargil, Carter 6, Chapman, Cheek 7, Clardy 9, Coleman 10, Cook 13, Craig 4, Dalrymple/s 5, Davis 4, Day, Dean, Dendy 7, Derr(e/i)ck, Dillard 5, Dorrah, Downs 10, Evins 4, Farley, Farrow 8, Finl(e)y 9, Fowler 8, Franks 4, French/es 4, Fuller 16, Ga(-/r)lington 4, Garrett 14, Gary 7, Golding 11, Goodman 9, Goodwin 4, Graves, Gray, Green 4, Griffin 6, Hamilton 4, Harris 5, Henderson 12, Higg(e2,i11)ns, Hill 9, Hitt 4, Holcomb/e 4, Holmes, Holt, Houlditch, Hutch(en1, er1, in2, i3)son, Irby 5, James 4, Johnson 9, Jones 10, Kennedy 4, Kern 5, Kinard 4, Knight/s, Langston 8, Leak/e 7, Ligon 6, Little 6, Lockhart, Lovel(a/e)ss,  Lyon/s 3, Madden 7, Mahaff(e)y, Martin 19, Mer(e)dith/s 4, Metts, Mila(m/n) 6, Miller 10, Mills 5, Mo(a)t(e)es, Monroe 5, McDowal/McDowell 4, McKnight/s, McNees, Nelson 4, Nick(el/le)s 6, Osbo(u)rn/e, Owen/s 8, Owing/s 6, Park/s 4, Pasl(e/e)y 4, Phil(l)ips 6, Pinson, Power/s 4, Prior/s 4, Pyles 5, Riddle 4, Robertson 6, Rook, Saxon 12, Scot/t, Shaw, Shell, Simpson 15, Sim(m)s 5, Sloan 4, Smith 10, Spearman/d, Sp(ea/ee)rs 6, Stewart, Stone, Sullivan 12, Taylor 12, Teague, Templeton 8, Thomason, Thompson 6, Todd 13, Tucker/s 7, Vance/s 7, Wait/e/s 5, Walker/s 11, Wallace, Watson 5, Watts 13, Wells 5, Whitworth 4, Williams 13, Willi(a)mson 7, Wood/s, Workman, Wright 11 and Young 16.  NEW BOOK. PRICE: $25

 

SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE 73:  BOOK 2:  THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOCATOR.  Another Researcher's Publication.

22 pages, each 8½" by 11", cardstock covers, stapled and taped.  This handy book gives you the "where" you will need to know to do SC research.  The book begins with a county outline map of the state with each county name and year of formation written on it.  Following this is a series

of maps of each individual county with the important cities typed in where they are located.  Date of creation of the county is given plus the parent counties' names and the county seat and zip code.  The towns in old and new gazetteers are listed in alphabetical order with the addition of a second column telling you what county holds their genealogical records.  Very helpful as it gives you guidance in finding which county seat you need to contact for the original records of your ancestors.  For instance, there are two towns named Springdale, one in Lancaster County and one in Lexington County.  There are also towns named Springfield, Spring Hill, Springmaid, Spring Mills and Springwood!  For in-depth information on your ancestor, you must know where to look. This book really helps with that!  Multiple copies are available.  PRICE:  $6

 

SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE 73:  BOOK 3, 4, 5:  HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 FOR THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.  GENERAL INFORMATION APPLYING TO ALL THREE BOOKS:  150 pages of 8½"x 11" size.  All of these were reprinted from the original copies issued by the Government Printing Office in 1908.  The column heads for the numbers were: [with totals] 

1.) Names of each head of families; first and last names.

2.) Free white males of 16 years and upwards, including heads of families. [SC 35,576];

3.) Free white males under 16 years. [37,722];

4.) Free white females, including heads of families. [66,880];

5.) All other free persons. [1,801];

6.) Slaves. [107,094].

Data from the census is included in this book.  No computer or microfilm reader is needed.

Total population for South Carolina was 249, 073!  Only six states had a larger total population figure. Only Virginia had more slaves than South Carolina.  South Carolina at this census time was divided primarily into Districts rather than Counties.  District divisions were: 

1.) Beaufort District;

2.) Camden District which contained the counties of         Chester, Claremont, Clarendon, Fairfield, Lancaster, Richland and York;

3.) Charleston District (part of) which contained the parishes of St. Johns, Berkley; St. Georges, Dorchester; St. Bartholomews; and St. Stephens.

4.) Charleston District (part of) which contained parishes

of St. Johns Colleton; Christ Church; St. Andrews; St. James Goose Creek; St. James Santee; and St. Thomas.

5.) Charleston District (part of) Parish of St. Pauls.

6.) Charleston District (part of) Parish of St. Phillips & St. Michaels

7.) Cheraw District,

8.) Georgetown District which included Parishes of All Saints, Prince Fredericks and Prince Georges.

9.) Ninety-six District (part of) Abbeville County

10.) Ninety-six District (part of) Edgefield County

11.) Ninety-six District (part of) Greenville County

12.) Ninety-six District (part of) Laurens County

13.) Ninety-six District (part of) Newberry & Union

Counties

14.) Ninety-six District (part of) Pendleton County

15.) Ninety-six District (part of) Spartanburgh County

16.) Orangeburg District - North part of

17.) Orangeburg District - South part of

 

SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE 73:  BOOK 3:  HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 FOR THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.  Cardstock covers, wrappers, glued binding.  PRICE:  $28

 

SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE 73:  BOOK 4:  HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 FOR THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINAHardbound, ex lib, taped label on spine, good condition.  This book has a large map of SC taped and inserted at the front of the book.  PRICE:  $35

 

SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE 73:  BOOK 5:  HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 FOR THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

This book republished by GPC, Baltimore, MD has a good quality sewn binding, only sign it is not new are  six short tape residue strips where [Scotch tape?] was removed.  Also contains the folded map.  PRICE:  $38

 

SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE 73:  BOOK 6:  SOUTH CAROLINA 1800 CENSUS.  By Ronald Vern Jackson and Gary Ronald Teeples.  Published by Accelerated Indexing Systems.  Hardbound.  All data from all the columns in this census is included in this book.  No computer or microfilm machine

will be needed.  Four pages of data have been shrunk and they appear (all four pages) on each page of this book.  There are 591 pages of this census abstract printed onto 148 pages of text. 

A chronological History of South Carolina is inserted into the front of this book covering many years, part of an introduction with many timely hints on proper research and documentation.  This 20 pages is in addition to the numbered pages.  Also at the front, there are several maps of rivers, of Proprietary counties, of parishes, a 1785 map

of counties and court districts, and one dated 1791-1799.  These are very helpful, plus one map is dated as of 1800, plus one showing the counties in 1868 and a map of the counties with the date of formation and the county names. 

This book is alphabetically arranged by the surname, then the first name of the head of the family.  Columns following the name include the county and [SC] for South Carolina.  The page number listed is the page number in the original census.  This is a numerical census.  Except for the name of the head of the family no other names were collected.  The twelve numerical columns include:

a.) Number of males under 10 years of age.

b.) Number of males between 10 to 16 years of age.

c.) Number of males between 16 to 26 years of age.

d.) Number of males between 26 to 45 years of age. 

 e.) Number of males over 45 years of age. 

f.) Number of females under 10 years of age.

g.) Number of females between 10 to 16 years of age.

h.) Number of females between 16 to 26 years of age.

i.) Number of females between 26 to 45 years of age.

 j.) Number of females over 45 years of age. 

k.) Number of other free persons in that family, except Indians not taxed.

l.) Number of slaves in the household.

Just think, you would have the entire census of SC in 1800 at home!  This would be great to study for misspellings.  Remember every member of the household was counted, but only the head was named.  The book is light green in color and was, at some time, stored with books that were black.  There are black smudges of color on the highlights

of the textured cover of this book.  There is a blank yellow label on the inside front top cover that will be a perfect space to put your name and address stamp.  PRICE:  $32

 

SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS73:  BOOK 7.  SOUTH CAROLINA 1820 FEDERAL CENSUS.  By Ronald Vern

Jackson and Gary Ronald Peeples.  Published by Accelerated Indexing Systems.  ©1976.  156 pages, 8 ½" by 11".  Full size pages.  Sample Format:

NAME             COUNTY   STATE  PAGE      COLUMNS

Berry, John  Abbeville Co. SC      024   ABCDEF-GHIJKL

                                                             211001-2001-00 

 

Except for the name of the head of the family no other names were collected.  The twelve numerical columns include:

a.) Number of males under 10 years of age.

b.) Number of males between 10 to 16 years of age.

c.) Number of males between 16 to 26 years of age.

d.) Number of males between 26 to 45 years of age.

 e.) Number of males over 45 years of age. 

f.) Number of females under 10 years of age.

g.) Number of females between 10 to 16 years of age.

h.) Number of females between 16 to 26 years of age.

i.) Number of females between 26 to 45 years of age. 

 j.) Number of females over 45 years of age. 

k.) Number of other free persons in that family, except Indians not taxed.

l.) Number of slaves in the household.

m.) Number of Free People of color in the household.

There is a particular benefit listed in this book.  Near the front there is a complete listing of each county in SC with the county name, the date organized, the parent county/  counties, its grid location on the map, and the progeny county/counties which were made from it and the dates.  PRICE:  $32

 

SC -YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS73:  BOOK 8:  THE BULLETIN - VOLUME 8, NUMBER 3.  This is the periodical from the Chester District Genealogical Society.  September, 1985.

 29 pages. cardstock covers, stapled.  This society at that time had 23 separate items for sale covering back issues, indexes of past years, Hopewell A.R.P. Church Records, Surveys of Historical Sites, Cemeteries Inscriptions from four cemeteries, Revolutionary soldiers, other Church Records, Historical Sketches, Histories, a wall Atlas, Genealogy of the Witherspoon Family, A. McFadden Chronology, and other items.

In this issue there are articles about an award to Coy F. Stroud, about a celebration of their 7th anniversary as a society and an article with lots of genealogy, in 14 pages with documentation and sources listed, about John McWaters with an unusual alternate spelling of McQuarters!  Next is an article about Willis Gregory (1785-1851), Lancaster County, SC with references.  An interesting article following is Annuities for Persons Hurted in the Service of the State. "Paid William Dalph, wounded at 96 - 1 yrs annuity 90 pounds."  "Paid Sarah Brown 40 dollars on account of her husband, John Brown, having been killed in

a late skirmish with the enemy in Georgia, plus many other widow's pensions and children's support. (8 pages).  Some corrections and additions to a previously published book are listed here.  Some Fairfield County Bonds and Notes, an article on the Family of Alexander Bratton McFadden written in 1929.  Excerpts from a book found in James Barber's Estate paper's "Accounts Receivables."  A short history of the Hall Family follows.  New member lists, Roddey Family Notes, The story of a "lead" and queries finish up this issue along with some obituaries scattered throughout.  PRICE:  $4 includes postage.

 

SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS73:  BOOK SET 9.  THE CAROLINA HERALD AND NEWSLETTER.  Official publication of the South Carolina Genealogical Society  Volumes XXXIV #2 [April, May, June 2006] and Volume XXV #4 [December 1997]  Sold as a set.  Ex lib.  PRICE for both issues is $7 which includes postage. 


SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS 73: BOOK 10:  SOUTH CAROLINA GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH By George K. Schweitzer, Ph.D., SC.D.  This 190- page book contains over 1,107 sources for tracing your SC ancestors.  Chapters include (1.)  Background in History and Geography. 

(2.)  35 types of records you need to check. 

(3.)  Locations where these record types are to be found. (4.) Research Procedures and detailed county-by-county listings of records to be found in that county for each of SC's 47 counties.  Multiple copies of this book are available.  PRICE:  $12


SC -CRAZY CRATE-YOGS 73: BOOK SET 11:  FREE AFRICAN AMERICANS OF NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD TO ABOUT 1820,  FOURTH EDITION, TWO VOLUMES  1,042 pages,Including the Family Histories of More Than 80% of Those Counted as "All Other Free People." [4,975 counted in North Carolina alone in 1790, and many of them are in this book.]  By Paul Heinegg.  Clearfield Company, ©2001 by the author.  This book is incredible!  The detail collected by this man fills these pages with information on Free Blacks and Mulattoes which genealogists are starving for because it is so very difficult to locate. This set of books has won an award for Excellence in Publishing from the North Carolina Genealogical Society.

This set has also won the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award presented by The American Society of Genealogists. The first Edition was published in 1992, the second edition was published in 1994, the third edition was published in 1997, followed by this fourth edition in 2001.  The first article is titled "Ivey Family" and the record begins in 1689, when George Ivey of Norfolk County, NC, died leaving to his son, by the same name, 100 acres of land. Twenty-three members of that family are mentioned in, and relationships are given for, that many people in that space. [References are cited].  This detailed account of this family runs 2½ pages.  Other families are listed in even greater detail.  "Often the product of relationships between slaves and free people of various admixtures of African, Native American and European descent, the free blacks familial origins and subsequent domestic connections determined their legal status and shaped, in large measure, their social standing."  The earlier editions covered free persons of Maryland and Delaware, followed by Virginia and North Carolina.  This expansion of the previous book now also includes South Carolina.  Taken together, the author provides the fullest discussion of the family origins of free people of color in the Anglophone colonial South.  The line between freedom and slavery was extraordinarily permeable.  Various peoples of European, African and Native American descent--both free and unfree--crossed the line between freedom and slavery openly.  They worked together, played together and even married openly in a manner that would later be condemned by custom and prohibited by law.  Family histories in this set are for the families of these surnames to which the research applies.  The number is of the first names within that surname that are listed in the index.   Surnames of the families include:  Abel 20 , Africa 4, Ailstock 15, Alford 7, Allen 26, Allways 2, Alman 4, Alvis 6, Anderson 88, Archer 40, Armfield 8, Armisted 3, Armstrong 17, Arnold 7, Artis 62, Ashby 10 , Ash/e 72, Ashworth 6, Bailey 8, Baker 10, Baltrip 6, Bannister 20, Banks 50, Barber 12, Bartlet/t 13, Bartly 1 , Bass 137, Bates 7, Battles 6, Bazden 6, Bazmore 11, Beckett 34, Bee 6, Bell 25, Bennett 6, Berry 23, Beverly 15, Bibb(e/i)ns  4, Bibby 13, Bidd(ey/ie) 6, Bing 4, Bizzell 4, Black 1 ,Bow 16, Bow(d)en 7, Bower/s 9, Bowles 3, Bowman 8, Bow(s/z)er 23, Boyd 11, Branch 8, Brandon 15, Braveboy 15, Britt 9, Brook(e)/s 17, Brown 40, Bryan/t 18, Bugg 6, Bullard 2, Bunch/e 49, Bunda/y 17 , Burk/e 11, Burkett 1, Burnett 26, Bur(r/w)ell 13, Busby, Buss 1, Butler/s 20, Byrd 42, Cane 2, Can(n)ady 35 , Carter 61 , Cary 10, Case 12, Cassi(d/t)y 10, Caton 1, Causey 9, Chambers 3, Chandler 13, Chapman 19, Charity 42,Chaver/s 27, Chav(es/is) 118, Chivis 6, Chav(os/ous/us) 18,  Church 9, Churchwell  6, Churton 2, Clark/e 31, Cobb 4, Cockran/e 8, Cole 24, Coleman 14 , Collins 34, Combes/st, 11, Combs 18, Conner/s 23, Cook/s 25 , Cooley 4, Cooper 22, Copeland 13, Copes 8, Corn/e 15, Cornet 5,  Cornish 5, Cousins 23, Cox 15, Craig 8, Cuff 9, Cuffee 19,  Cumbo 37, Cunningham 9, Curle 5, Curtis 16, Cuttillo 8, Cypress 9, Dale/s 6, Davenport 12, Davis 26, Day 40, Dean/s 12 , Deas 6, Debrix 16, Demery 25, Demps(e)y 36, Dennis 6, Dolby 3, Donathan 5, Douglas/s 7, Dove 22, Drake 4, Drew 9, Driggers 41, Drig(g)us 10, Drighouse 16, Dring 7, Driver 8, Drummond, Drury 5, Duncan 15, Dungee/ey 13, Dungill 5, Dunlop 14, Dunst(an/on) 20, Durham 7, Eady 12, Edwards 8, Edwell 9, Elliott 32, Ellis 13, Epp(e)s 28, Ev(a/e/i)ns 69, Fagan 4, Farrar 13, Ferrell 7, Findley 10, Finn(ey/ie/y) 7, Fletcher 9, Flood 21, Flora 3, Flowers 5, Fortune 11, Franc(es/is) 29, Franklin 12, Frazier 5, Freeman 20, Frost 7, Fry 8, Fuller 16, Gallimore 5, Garden 3, Gard(e)ner 12, Garner 8, Garnes 23, George 42, Gibbs 1, Gibson 46, Gillet/t 7, God(d)et/t 22, Goff 10, Goin/Goen/Goines/Going/s 56, Gordon 13, Gow(a/e)n/s 56, Gowing 5, Grace 6, Graham 6, Grant 5, Grant(h)(a/u)m 5, Graves 15, Gr(a/e)y 11 , Grayson 6, Green/e 8, Gregory 11, Grice 8, Griffin 13, Grimes 12, Groom 7, Groves 2, Guy 13, Gw(i/y)nn 14, Hag(a/i)ns 9, Ha(i)ley 8, Haithcock 34, Hall 31, Hamilton 4, Hammon/d/s 72, Harden 6, Harm(a/o)n 41, Harris 58, Harrison 23, Hartless 13, Hatcher 4, Hathcock 13, Hawkins 20, Hawl(e)y 24, Haws 4, Haynes 2, Hay(e)s 14, Heath/cock 14, Hedge(b/p)eth 5, Hewlett 2, Hewson 5, Hicks 17, Hill 22, Hilliard 6, Hitchens 6, Hiter 5, Hobson 17, Hodges 9, Hog/g 11, Holman 8, Ho(l)mes 11, Holt 4, Hood 4, Hoome(/z)s 5, Horn/e 6, Howell 31, Hubbard 12, Hudson 8, Huelin 6, Hunt 33, Ivey 23, Jackson 30, Jacob/s 27, James 67, Jasper 13, Jeffers 10, Jeffrey/s 9, Jeffries 30, Jenkins 16, John/s 19, Johnson 40, Johnston 20, Jones 96 Jordan 18, Keemer 6, Kelly 14, Kendall 6, Kent 6, Kersey 25, Key/s 13, King 11, Knight 11, Lamb 16, Landum 2, Lang 3, Lan(k/s)ford 5, Lantern 10, Lawrence 31, Laws 7, Lawson 7, Lephew 13, Lester 11, Lett 10, Leviner 7, Lewis 49, Ligon 20, Liverpool 7, Locklear 31, Locus/t 42, Logan, Lomack 8, Long/o 9, Low(e)ry 14, Lucas 34, Lynch 13, Lytle 9, McCoy 9 , McDaniel 8, McIntosh 4,McKey 8, Maclin 21, Madden 7, Magee 6, Manly 24, Mann 11, Manning 6, Manu(a/e)l/l 20, Martin 33, Mason 18, Mat(t)hews 28, Mayo 6, Mays 4, Mead/e/s 4, Mealy 5, Meekins 12, Miller 14, Mills 20, Milton 17, Mitchel/l 61, Mitchum 8, Mongom/n/g 9, Moore 63, Mordick 12, Morgan 39, Morris 43, Moss 26, Mozingo 7, Muckelroy 7, Mumford 5, Murray 10, Neal/e 10, Newby 8, News(a/o/u)m 34, Newton 12, Nichol/l/d/s 9, Nicken 25, Nickens 41,  Norman 16, Norwood 14, Oakey/Okey 23, Overton 25 , Oxend(a/i)ne 25, Page 10, Palmer 9, Parker 7, Parsons 13, Patrick 7, Patterson 12, Pain/e 6, Payne 14, Peacock 3, Peavy 6, Pendarvis 8, Pendergrass 7, Perkins 42, Peters 37, Pettiford 63, Phil(l)ips 8, Pickett 12, Pierce 11, Pinn 27, Pompey 19,  Portiss 4, Powell 23, Powers 5, Poythress 10, Press 5, Price 25, Pri(t)chard 21, Proctor 5, Pryor 8, Pugh 14, Pursley 2, Ralls 4, , Randall 1, Range 1, Rann 6, Raper 3, Rawlinson 8, Read 14, Redcross 12, Redman 10, Reed/Reid 37 , Reeves 7, Revel(l)/s 40,   Reynolds 7, Rich 19, Richardson 41, Ridley 2, Robbins 14, Roberts 75, Robin/s 28, Robinson 32, Rollins 4, Ross 6, Rou(c/e/se) 9, Rowe 7, Ruff/s 8, Ruffin 5, Runnels 7, Russell 14, Sample 26 , Sampson 10, Sanderlin 23, Saunders 2, Savoy 3, Scipper 6, Scott 101, Shepherd  9, Shoecraaft 15, Shoemaker 5, Silver 6, Simmons 10, Simon 2, Simms 2, Simpson 12, Singleton 6, Sisco 7, Skipper 7, Smith 54 , Snelling 12, Sorrell 15, Sparrow 25, Spel(l)man 18, Spiller 2, Spriddle 7, Spruce 5, Stephens 29, Stevens 12, Stewar(d/t)/Stuart 100, Stringer 16, Swan/n 2, Sweat/t 29, Sweet(in/g) 6, Sylvester 8,  Symons 12, Tabor/n 45, Tan/n 49 , Tate 24, Taylor 22, Teague 8, Teamer 11, Teet 11, Terry 7, Thaxton 7, Thomas 33, Thompson 51, Ton(e)y 23, Tootle 10, Toulson 11, Toyer 8, Turner 42, Tyl(er/or) 20, Tyner 9, Tyre/e 11, Underwood 14, Valentine 47,  Vaughan 13, Vena/Venie, Walden 89, Walker 11, Wallace 9, Warburton 2, War(r/w)ick 9, Waters 1, Watkins 30, Weaver  45, Webb 37, Webster 5, Weeks 21, Wells 7, West 13, Wharton 3, Whistler 7, White 20, Whitehurst 9, Wigg(e/i/o)ns 25, Wilkins 19, Wilki(n)son 5, Williams 38, Wilson 49, Winb(e/o)rn, Winn 4, Wise 6, Womble 11, Wood 20 and Young 22.   Two volumes sold as a set:  Two books - one price!  PRICE: $75   


SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS 73: BOOK SET 12:  FREE AFRICAN AMERICANS OF NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, AND SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD TO ABOUT 1820 - FIFTH EDITION, TWO VOLUMES  1,354 pages, softbound.  Including the Family Histories of More Than 80% of Those Counted as "All Other Free People." [4,975 counted in North Carolina alone in 1790, and many of them have additional items in this edition.  By Paul Heinegg.  Clearfield Company, ©2001 by the author.  This book is incredible!  The detail collected by this man fills these pages with information on Free Blacks and Mulattoes which genealogists are starving for because it is so very difficult to locate.  This set has also won the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award presented by The American Society of Genealogists.

In addition to the names listed in the Fourth Edition above to which material has been both found and added, there are new surnames appearing in this more recent addition to this body of knowledge.  New, or enlarged, information for family names found in this Fifth Edition are :  Acre, Adams, Ampey, Ancel, Andrews, Angus, Ashberry, Ashton, Atkins, Aulden, Avery, Baine, Balkham, Ball, Baltrip, Barnett, Bartlett, Beavans, Bingham, Binns, Blake, Blue, Bolton, Bond, Bosman, Bowmer, Brady, Brandican, Branham, Braxton, Brogdon, Bruce, Brumejum, Bryan, Burden, Bush, Cary, Cotanch, Coy, Crane, Custalow, Denmun, Derosario, Dixon, Dobbins, Dunn, Dutchfield, Easter, Edgar, Edge, Edwards, Elmore, Epperson, Faggot, Farthing, Fielding, Fields, Fullam, Fuzmore, Goldman, Hackett, Hanson, Hatfield, Hatter, Hearn, Hickman, Hollinger, Honesty, Howard, Hughes, Hulin, Humbles, Hunter, Hurley, Hurst, Jameson, Jarvis, Joiner, Jordan, Jumper, Keyton, Kinney, Lighty, Lively, Liverpool, Lockson, Lugrove, Lyons, McCarty, McGee, Mahorny, Marshall, Mason, Mayo, Meggs, Melvin, Miles, Monoggin, Month, Mosby, Moses, Munday, Muns, Murrow, Nash, Nicholas, Norris, Norton, Nutts, Oats, Oliver, Otter, Owen, Pagee, Parker, Parr, Parrot, Patrick, Phillips, Pittman, Pitts, Plumly, Poe, Portions, Rains, Ratcliff, Rickman, Rogers, Rosario, Roland, Santee, Sawyer, Seldon, Sexton, Shaw, Slaxton, Smothers, Sneed, Soleleather, Spurlock, Stafford, Sunkit, Talbot, Timber, Travis, Verty, Vickory, Viers, Willis, Wooten, Worrell and Wright.  2 huge volumes for one price:  PRICE:  $75


SC - YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS73:  BOOK 13:  PROBATE RECORDS OF SOUTH CAROLINA - VOLUME I:  INDEX TO INVENTORIES 1746-1785.  By the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.  Published by Southern Historical Press. ©1977.  This is Volume 1 of 3, This copy is an extra to be sold individually.  [NOTE:  The first five volumes of these records covering the years 1736-1746 are not included in this book.  They were incorporated into an index of miscellaneous records available at the South Carolina Archives and the Probate Judge's Office in Charleston, SC.]

This book is 71 pages and is an index of testate and intestate names for which files have been, or were, created. The author calls the second part an Index, but it is not an index to the first part.  The second part is a different jurisdiction than the first part and does not include the same names. It is an additional 44 pages, hardbound.  SC counties during this period include three counties formed

in 1682:  Craven, Berkley and Colleton plus Granville

formed in 1710.  The nice clear map in the front establishes the county lines.  The following page shows the map of the parishes of SC during this early time period.  Each is named and numbered with their respective formation dates. Inventories often contain little nuggets of information quite usable for the family researcher.  They contain lists of personal property for persons who had died without

making a will (called dying intestate).  These are the

largest part of the records in these volumes, which also include inventories for testate persons [who did leave a will when they died.]

These books also include sales of estates (often showing purchasers [often friends and family members] and divisions of estates.  Almost always the names of the appraisers are given, and often the names of the administrators [for the intestate properties or the name of the executors, for those who left wills.  Many of these are not dated, but a date may be found within the papers,

which are not a part of either section of this book,  and the location may be anywhere - a District, a Parish, a County, a River, Township, a Town, etc.  The original volumes, the WPA indexes and the L.D.S. (Mormon) microfilm should all be used in cases where doubt is noted.

The WPAs [Works Progress Administration] projects were done in the 1930s, as a government-led project to make work for out-of-work people who knew how to type and these workers indexed county records, birth, marriage and death certificates, and a myriad of housekeeping and organizing projects for which we genealogists are eternally grateful.  [I for one, wish President Obama would think of reinstating those projects and bringing the records, which for the most part stopped at 1920, up to at least the year 1999.   He could take several million people off the unemployment rolls and put them to work doing, tedious, but worthwhile work.  With the computers that we have today, we could have this country's records straightened out in short order.  Neatness and Orderliness bespeak a nation that knows where they have been and also where to go from here!

The microfilm was also done long ago when these original volumes were in better shape than is now the case.  At the time of the publication of these books, copies of all three of these sources were available from the SC archives.  This book covers fifteen such volumes, and the author

personally turned every page of these volumes, and spent hours of time viewing the microfilm copies and the WPA records when necessary, in his effort to give you his best reading of the material.  The Archives Control Number, The Volume Designation and the Years Covered by each volume are here in this book.  This book's printing has somewhat faded over time, so a magnifying device should be handy, and a yellow piece of acetate increases readability and contrast.  The book gives surname, first name, the date, the location, if known, and the volume and page number. 

These are the surnames beginning with As-Bs from the

book that have two (,)or more (#) entries:  Ackerman, Adams 7, Ainger, Ainslee, Air 3, Aish, Akehead, Akin/s 6, Aldridge, Alexander 4, Allen 8, Allison 5, Al(l)ston 6, Amey, Amos/s, Anderson 20, Armstrong 4, Arnold 3, Arthur, Ash 12, Ashby 4, Atchison, Atkin/s 6, Atkinson 4, Audeb(e/u)rt, Austin 3, Avant/t 3, Backhouse 3, Bacon 3, Bail(e)ey 6, Baker/s 17, Ball 11, Ballentine 3, Bampfield, Barker, Barksdale, Barnes 4, Barns 3, Barr 5, Barron, Barton 5, Baynard 3, Beaird 3, Beard, Bearman 3, Beaty, Bedon 4, Bee 4, Bell 9, Bellinger 3, Ben(n)ison 4, Bennet, Bennett 3, Benoist 8, Bird, Black, Blackburn, Blake 4, Blamyer, Bland 3, Bochet 4, Bodell, Bog(g)s 5, Boisseau 4, Bolton 3, Bond 3, Bonhoste, Bonneau 12, Bonny, Boone 12, Booth, Bossard, Boswood 3, Boutwell, Bower/s, Bowman 4, Bradley 3, Bradwell 4, Brailsford 3, Brandford, Branford 5, Bremar 3, Bretton, Brewton, Brisbane, Britton 7, Broadbelt 3, Brockin(g)ton 4, Broughton 11, Brown 27 Browne, Bruce 4, Brunet/t 3, Bruns(t)on 7, Bryan/t 9, Buchan(n)an 4, Buckholt/s, Bull 7, Bulline 4, Burd, Burgess 5, Burn, Burnet 3, Burnett, Burnham 3, Burnley, Burton 6, Bush, Butler 12, Byers. Lots of names are left in this section, but the index covers different names from a different place, so let's go there.

The next index is labeled Newberry [SC] County Court Records.  The index gives last name, first name and a number [My guess is this number may be a key to a page number in a different set of books, or maybe is the key to the original books or papers.]  We will do the names beginning with Cs and the Ds here: Caldwell 21, Calh(oo/ou)n 3, Calk, Campbell 17, Cannon 9, Cappelman, Carmack, Carmical/ Carmichael/ Carmicle 3, Carn(e)s 5, Carson, Casey 8, Casilman/n 4, Cas(s)om, Cate/s 7, Cath(e)rine, Cath(e)y 3, Catoe 3, Cauldwell 3, Cerns 5, Chambers 6, Chandler 20, Chapman 11, Chap(p)el/l 5, Charles, Clark 9, Clarke 3, Clary 8, Cleland, Coat/e  10,

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Dial 6, Dickert 6, Dickey 4, Dison 3, Dixon 6, Dodgen 5, Dowertie, Dominic/k 5, Douglass, Dowis, Downs, Duckett

5, Dugan 4, Duncan 9, Dunkin 6, Dunlap 5, Dunn, Durrett

4 and Dyson 4.    PRICE:  3 volumes for $75.  This is only Volume 1 of the 3. The extra copy I have is priced at $20

 

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