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1790 Census of South Carolina, Heads of Families at the First Census of the U.S. taken in the year 1790. Orig. Pub. 1908, Reprinted 1978 & 1990, 154 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-459-X.

The index lists the names of more than 27,000 household heads.

SC 39 $28.50

1860 Federal Census of South Carolina, Index to. By: Jonnie P. Arnold, Pub. 1982, Reprinted 2002, 260 pages, soft cover.

KB 26 $30.00

Abbeville District, S.C., Newspaper Notices of Land Cases and sales, 1836-1872. By: Lowry Ware, Pub. 1999, 310 pages, Index, Hard Cover.

The deeds of Abbeville District/County were destroyed by fire in 1872. The author has searched newspaper of Abbeville, Anderson, and Edgefield for notices of land sales and court cases involving land (and other items), compiling them in this volume for the use of the genealogist. orders for land sales from the court of equity and the court of common pleas were frequently published in the newspapers (by law), and advertisements for out-of-state heirs were commonplace. Some of such notices will prove relationships and lineages; others are clues for other records to be searched.

KB18 $35.00

Early Anderson County, S.C., Newspapers, Marriage & Obituaries, 1841-1882.  By: Tom C. Wilkinson, Pub. 1978, Reprinted 1994, 268 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-103-5.

The three newspapers included in this book are: The Highland Sentinel published at Calhoun, Anderson District, S.C.; The Anderson Gazette published at Anderson, S.C., with last record dated 1848; and The Anderson Intelligencer, beginning with 1860 down to 1878 and a few scattered issues.

SC 38 $35.00

Camden, S.C., 1816-1865, Marriage & Death Notices from the. By Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1978, Reprinted, 2005, 166 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-110-8.

Notices included in this book are from Camden, Kershaw District, Fairfield and also Chester, York, Darlington, Newberry, Marlboro, Orangeburg, and Charleston District; and the border counties of North Carolina, viz Anson, Richmond and Union. Notices of persons who removed to the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida are found. Obituaries from persons who served in the Revolutionary, War of 1812, Mexican and Confederate Wars are contained in this volume.

SC 34 N/A

Camden District, S.C. Wills & Administrations, 1781-1787.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub, 1978, Reprinted 2004, 120 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-050-0.

These are abstracts of Wills and all Estate Papers for the period 1770-1796. These include the later counties of York, Chester, Fairfield, Richland, Lancaster, Kershaw, Sumter, Claredon, Claremont, Salem and Lee. Heretofore, these records have not been microfilmed and hence have only been available to the genealogists at the Court House in their original packages.

SC 6 $28.50

Charleston, S.C., Mercury, 1822-1832, Marriage & Death Notices. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 2002, 366 pages, Index.

This daily newspaper began publication in 1822. While the notices from some Charleston newspaper have been published, the Mercury notices have been neglected.

KB 27 $37.50

Charleston, S.C., 1800-1860, Roman Catholic Deaths in. By: Susan S. King, Pub. 2001, 330 pages, Index.

These records have been compiled from the following sources: St. Mary of the Annunciation Interment Records 1801-1859, St. Lawrence Cemetery Register 1852-1877, St. Patrick's Burial Ground Records, Death Records of the City of Charleston 1819-1859, Correspondence of Bishop Ignatius Reynolds 1854 and The United States Catholic Miscellany 1822-1859. Many entries carry additional information such as "native of Ireland," "son or daughter of," "wife or widow of," etc.

KB 28 $40.00

History of the Old Cheraws. (With:) Addenda Comprising Additional Facts Concerning the Eight PEE DEE Counties and Sketches of the Persons for Whom They are Named. By: John J. Dargan, Orig. Pub. 1867, Reprinted 2004, 704 pages, New Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-448-4.

History of the Old Cheraw District of South Carolina and of the settlement of the territory now part of the eight Pee Dee counties of Chesterfield, Darlington, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg from their first settlement in the 1730's down to about 1810, with lists of early land grantees and genealogical NOTICES OF EARLY FAMILIES AND SKETCHES of individuals. Some of the families dealt with in this volume are: Allison, Auld, Bacot, Baxter, Bedgegood, Bedingfield, Benton, Bethea, Blakeney, Brockington, Buckholdt, Carlisle, Carter, Chapman, Coker, Coxe, Craig, Crawford, Crosland, Dabbs, Daniel, Dargen, Dewitt, DuBose, Edwards, Ellerbe, Evans, Falconer, Gibson, Gillispie, Godbald, Godfrey, Gregg, Grice, Harllee, Harrington, Hart, Hewstiss, Hicks, Hodge, Hunter, Irby, James, Lide, Luke, Kershaw, Kolb, McCall, McIntosh, McIver, Mikell, Murphy, (Murfee), Parker, Pawley, Pearson, Pegues, Pledger, Pouncy, Powe, Pugh, Quick, Rogers, Saunders, Smith, Sparks, Spencer, Steward, Strother, Sweeney, Terrell, Thomas, Wilds, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Witherspoon, Youngblood, and Zimmerman.

SC 91 $52.50

(Cheraw) St. David's Parish, S.C.: Minutes of the Vestry, 1768-1832, and Parish Register, 1819-1924. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1979, Reprinted 1991, 165 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-144-2.

St. David's was the last colonial parish to be formed in 1768. This parish was co-terminus with Cheraw District and included the later counties of Chesterfield, Marlboro and Darlington. The Vestry Minutes are extremely important as they contain lists of voters, care of widows, orphans, and the members of the church.

SC 9 $28.50

Chester County, S.C., Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1979, Reprinted 1996, 433 pages, map, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-148-5.

This volume contains a map of the original land grants on Rocky Creek in that county. Also, includes lists of deeds and probates recorded, tavern licenses, bastardy bonds cases (naming usually both parents), jury lists and several previously unknown marriage bonds. Many settlers from Virginia and Pennsylvania are found here as well as many Revolutionary War veterans.

SC 22 $40.00

Columbia, S.C., Newspapers, 1838-1860, Marriage and Death Notices from.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1999, Index, 352 pages.

KB 14 $35.00

Edgefield County, S.C., History of.  By: John A. Chapman, Orig. Pub. 1897, 3rd Reprinting 1999, 521 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-004-7.

This history begins with the Colonial settlement and goes through 1897. Edgefield County was formed in 1785 and from it were formed Saluda county and a portion of Greenwood County. Contains Edgefield's participation in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Confederate War and family sketches including among others: Abney, Adams, Anderson, Bacon, Bates, Bean, Berry, Bland, Blocker, Bowles, Brazier, Brooks, Burkhalter, Burt, Butler, Caldwell, Carroll, Carson, Chappell, Coleman, Crouder, Culbreath, Denny, Dorn, Dozier, Dunlap, Dunovant, Edwards, Elzey, Gantt, Garrett, Gary, Geiger, Glascock, Goodwyn, Gray, Gregg, Griffin, Grimke, Haddon, Haltiwanger, Hammond, Hazel, Jennings, Jeter, Johnson, Jones, Kennedy, Lake, Landrum, McCarty, McDuffie, Martin, Meriwether, Mims, Mobley, Moore, Morange, Nicholson, Norris, Nunn, Outz, Pattison, Perry, Pickens, Pope, Quattlebaum, Ramsey, Riley, Ryan, Scott, Scury, Shaw, Sheppard, Simkins, Smyley, Stallworth, Stewart, Summers, Tillman, Tomkins, Towles, Travis, Trotter, Walker, Wardlaw, Waters, Watson, Watts, Werts, and Yarbrough.

SC 4 $45.00

Edgefield County, S.C., Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1795. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1979, Reprinted 2004, 204 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-158-2.

These court minutes are the earliest extant records from this crucial South Carolina county. Many persons left Edgefield and migrated across the Savannah River into Georgia and other states west. In these records are listings of more than 175 early deeds which cannot now be located! This makes these probably the MOST VALUABLE court minutes in all of South Carolina. Also Edgefield was one of the largest counties in South Carolina at the time, comprising all or part of the present counties of Edgefield, Saluda, Aiken, Greenwood, and McCormick.

SC 23 $30.00

Edgefield County, S.C., Abstracts of Deed Book 1-12. By: Ge Lee Corley Hendrix, Pub. 1985, Reprinted 2001, 304 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-545-6.

These records are unique because the frontiersman, who settled in this geographical location (next to Indians lands), seldom had the opportunity to record his legal records until the end of the American Revolution when county courthouses were established. Therefore, many of the early deeds contain chains of titles from the original colonial land owner to the present owner at the time of the recording. They also contain many types of instructions, such as conveyances of land, marriage contracts, wills, sheriff's sales, deeds of gifts, plats or surveys (a facsimile of same is included in these abstracts), bills of sale, mortgages, affidavits, powers of attorney, slave sales and others. The deeds often reveal additional information, such as geographical locations, residence, adjoining neighbors, occupation, and heir ships as widows, sons, daughters and their husbands, brothers, sisters, and uncles and sometimes the death date of the former property owner.  An appendix section of South Carolina Colonial and State Land and Probate Laws is included to aid the student of genealogy and history.

SC  79 $32.50

Edgefield County, S.C., Records.  By: Janie Revill, Pub. 1984, 246 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-531-6.

These abstracts are a panorama of available records such as jury lists, wills, estate records, deeds, plats, tombstones, etc. of a particular surname in Edgefield Co. These records cover a period prior to and after the Revolutionary War, often reaching into other counties and states foe additional information citing her source. Her records are known for her fairness and accuracy.  Since the records were typed in an alphabetical format, only those names within the body of the abstract (and different from name flanked with left margin) were indexed. Female names were often indexed under both maiden name and married name.  For the first time her renowned card abstracts of Edgefield County, S.C. heretofore housed in the Washington Memorial Library, Macon, GA, are published with a full-name index of all persons within the 246 pages.

SC 74 $30.00

Georgetown S.C., Newspapers, 1791-1861, Marriage, Death, and Estate Notices from. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1978, Reprinted 1994, 236 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-150-7.

The reader is cautioned to note that all legal records for Georgetown County were destroyed by fire in 1865. These notices cover the counties of Georgetown District, viz. Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Williamsburg. Also, notices are to be found from neighboring counties of Charleston, Darlington and Sumter.

SC 35 $35.00

Laurens County, S.C. Minutes of the County Court, 1786-1789. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 2004, 192 pages, Index, hard cover.

These court minutes have been believed LOST for many years, until just recently when they were discovered in a lock-box. While some pages were missing, this book should still be considered a very important tool for the researcher. It is a basic record of the county, containing lists of deeds proved, wills and administrations, jury lists, small court cases, etc.. Many names which do not appear on the 1790 census will be found here.

KB 31 $35.00

Laurens County, S.C. Deeds. 1785-1793. Vol. #1. By: Larry Vehorn, Pub. 2004, Approx. 240 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-728-9.

These abstracts of Deed Books A-F, begin with the creation of the county court system in South Carolina, 1785. Laurens county was created out of the Old Ninety-Six District of S.C., which at one time comprised the entire Upstate. Laurens county was one of the major paths of migration into South Carolina as well as from S.C. to Georgia, Alabama and points west.  Deeds are a wonderful source for genealogical research due to the many family members being mentioned. Even though these deeds begin with the creation of the court system, there are deeds within this book that go back to as early as 1769. This book is even of more importance to the researcher since South Carolina did not officially record Vital Records (marriages, births, etc.) until the year 1911.

SC 114 $32.50

Laurens County S.C. Deeds. 1793-1800. Vol. #2.  By: Larry Vehorn, Pub. 2005, approx. 300 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-815-3.

This book will pick-up where Mr. Vehorn's latest and above book on Laurens County Deeds leaves off.

SC 115 N/A

Laurens County, SC Wills, 1784-1840. By: Colleen Elliott, Pub. 1988, 336 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-606-1.

Laurens County was one of the major paths of migration into South Carolina as well as from S.C. to Georgia, Alabama and points west. This book contains the names of more than 34,000 persons mentioned in these records, which include wills, proven dates of wills, estate inventories, appraisals and sales, purchasers at these sales, gifts of slaves to individuals not in estate settlements, guardianship decrees, contesting of wills, executor ship's revoked and their replacements, remarried widows naming new spouse, heirs vs. executors cases, in-depth instructions for "unfortunate children", names of persons from other counties, and states in some cases, and clues to where the family Bible went.  This is a veritable gold mine for the genealogist because in many cases this may be the only place where a person is found mentioned in the Laurens County records.

SC 85 $38.50

(Laurens County) Burying Grounds, Graveyards and Cemeteries, Laurens County, S.C. By: Laurens Dist. Chap. S.C. Gen'l Society, Pub. 1998 & 2001, 288 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-522-7.

BL 1 $35.00

(Laurens County) Burying Grounds, Graveyards and Cemeteries, Laurens County, S.C.  By: Laurens Dist. Chap. S.C. Gen'l Society, Pub. 1998 & 2001, 288 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-522-7.

BL 2 $30.00

Marion County, S.C., A History of.  By: John C. Sellers, Orig. Pub. 1902, Reprinted 1996, 647 pages, plus a New Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-699-1.

Located in the heart of the Pee Dee Basin, Marion County is surrounded by Darlington, Dillion, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marlborough and Williamsburg counties. It was carved out of Georgetown District in 1785. It was originally called Liberty County until the act of 1798 when its name changed to Marion. This book should be a companion book of Gregg's History of the Old Cheraws for persons doing research in the Pee Dee Area. This should be the book to help you locate those elusive ancestors who were living in this area of South Carolina.  The major portion of this book (429 pages) is devoted to family histories and genealogies that go back as many as five generation. There are also other chapter that will intrigue the genealogist. These chapters represent 84 pages of the book and are devoted to lists of: clerks of courts, sheriffs, Representatives in the Legislature, Senators, ordinaries and probate judges, proprietary Governors, lawyers, and Rosters of Marion County soldiers who served in the Civil War. These Rosters of 21 different Companies not only list the soldiers name and rank, but many times when they listed, what battles they were in, and if and how they were wounded or killed during service.

SC 99 $50.00

Marlborough County, S.C., Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799 and Minutes of the Court of Ordinary, 1791-1821. By; Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1982, 152 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-298-8.

SC 56 $20.00

Newberry, S.C., Annals of. (Two parts in One) By: John Belton O'Neall and John A. Chapman, Orig. Pub. 1892, Reprinted 1994, 816 pages, plus New Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-634-7.

The first part is a detailed history of the town and the district from its first settlement to the early 1800's. During this time, O'Neall recounts many interesting facts and stories about the people and places of Newberry.  The second part starts off with a section on some accounts of the most prominent families who migrated from this district to Ohio, and then goes into a biography of the O'Neall family. Chapman then sets off to fill in the omissions and also to carry on where O'Neall left off, Namely the 1862 session from the Union. The rolls of all companies associated with Newberry during the War between the States and the War with Mexico are listed. Most importantly are the genealogies or biographical sketches of some 90 pioneer families/persons of the area including among others: Abrams, Aull, Barre, Bauskett, Baxter, Bedenbaugh, Berly, Blackburn, Blease, Boland, Bond, Boozer, Bowers, Brown, Caldwell, Carwile, Chapman, Counts, Cromer, Crosson, Davis, Dominick, Dugan, Fair, Feagle, Folk, Frean, Gallagher, Garlington, Gary, Glenn, Goggans, Graham, Gregg, Greneeker, Harmon, Harrington, Hawkins, Hentz, Herbert, Herndon, Higgins, Houseal, Hunt, Hunter, Hurd, Kibler, Kinard, Lester, Lipscomb, Maffett, Martin, McCalla, McMorries, Montgomery, Monts, Moore, Mosley, Nance, Packer, Page, Pratt, Ramage, Reid, Renwick, Richey, Riser, Rutherford, Schumpert, Shealys, Simkins, Spence, Suber, Todd, Turner, Wadlington, Welch, Werts, Wheeler, Williams, Wise, and Young.

SC 71 $48.50

Newberry County, S.C., Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1798. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1977, 356 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-051-9.

This is the first book of legal records to be published from this county. These records contain lists of deeds, wills, and administrations recorded tavern licenses, bastardy cases, road commissioners, etc... It is analogous to the Virginia Order Books which most genealogists are familiar with. Many German emigrants settled in the lower part of this county. The county was a major migration point of early S.C. settlers into FL., GA., and AL.

SC 54 $38.50

Newberry County, S.C. Deed Abstracts, 1785-1794, Vol. #1.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1999, 200 pages, Index, Hard Cover.

These abstracts of Deed Books A-b begin with the creation of the county court in 1785 with references going back as far as 1751. In addition to land conveyances, bills of sale for slaves and deeds for personal property are included within these deed books.

KB 19 $30.00

Newberry County, S.C. Deed Abstracts, 1794-1798, Vol. #2. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 2000, 215 pages, Index, Hard Cover.

These abstracts of Deed Books C-D begin with the creation of the county court in 1785 with references going back as far as 1751. In addition to land conveyances, bills of sale for slaves and deeds for personal property are included within these deed books.

KB 20 $30.00

Newberry County, S.C. Deed Abstracts, 1800-1806. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 2000, 262 pages, Index, Hard Cover.

These abstracts of Deed Books E-H begin with the creation of the county court in 1785 with references going back as far as 1751. In addition to land conveyances, bills of sale for slaves and deeds for personal property are included within these deed books.

KB 25 $32.50

Ninety-Six & Abbeville District, S.C., 7500 Marriages from. (1774-1890). By: Larry Pursley, Pub. 1980, Reprinted 2000, 251 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-196-5.

These marriage records have been taken from the individual files and packets in the Abbeville Courthouse, and from copies of legal records for Old 96 on deposit in the S.C. Archives, as well as from the newspaper notices in early local papers. All sources are cited so that the researcher may document his work. Since VITAL RECORDS were not kept in S.C. until the 20th century, this book becomes a very valuable tool for research in this area.

SC 43 $30.00

(Old) Ninety-Six and Abbeville District, S.C. Wills and Bonds, Abstracts of.  By: Pauline Young, Orig. Pub. 1950, Reprinted 1969, 1977, 1982, & 1996, 677 pages, New Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-036-5.

This is probably the MOST important book on the Up-Country of South Carolina. It contains more than 3,500 abstracts of wills, bonds and administrations between 1774 and 1860 and more than 30,000 names of persons mentioned in these records. Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville District are the present-day counties of Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Edgefield, Greenwood, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Pickens, Oconee, Saluda, Spartanburg, and Union. Old Ninety-Six District bordered Georgia on its western boundary and was the ancestral home of many early Georgia settlers.

SC 16 $48.50

Orangeburg County) The Church Records of Saint Matthews Lutheran Church, Orangeburg, County S.C. and "The Red Church". Beginning in 1799, Giving Births, Christenings, Confirmations, Marriages, and Burials, 1767-1838.  By: Anne martin Haigler, Pub. 1985, 126 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-563-4.

This book contains church records from two of St. Matthews churches in Orangeburg, S.C., area; St. Matthews Lutherina Church in Orangeburg, and the other, St. Matthews Episcopal Church at Fort Mootem S.C., also known as "The Red Church".  The St. Matthews Episcopal Parish traces its beginning to a few English and French Huguenot families and many German Swiss who were living in Amelia Township, in what was then Berkeley County. The chapel was built in 1757, and the Parish was established in 1765 extending from Nelson's Ferry (above Eutawville) to Beaver Creek and from the Santee and Cooper Rivers to the Edisto River. The church was moved in 1800, 1815-1819 and again in 1852 when is was erected on its present site near Fort Motte.  These records from St. Matthews Lutheran Church are going to be of utmost importance for genealogist working in Orangeburg and Lexington counties since both are burned counties and so many of the people are found in these church registers for descendants living later in Lexington County.

SC 78 $20.00

Orangeburg County, S.C., History of. From its First Settlement to the Revolutionary War, 1704-1782. By: Alexander S. Salley, Orig. Pub. 1898, 2nd Reprinting 2001, 600 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-627-4.

This book is a "MUST" for those who are trying to research in this burned county. Sections of this book are devoted to its early settlers and pioneers of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods. Also, included are Giessendanner records (probably the most complete set of church records kept in this time period). These records consist of 125 pages of transcripts of marriages, births, and deaths for the years of 1737-1761.

SC 97 $48.50

Pendleton District S.C., Deeds, 1790-1806.  By: Bettie Willie, Pub. 1982, Reprinted 2001, 478 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-246-5.

Pendleton District is located right in the heart of the migration routes of persons headed west and northwest of persons migrating through the Up-state. These abstracts list such things as: the grantee and grantor, occupations, dates, page & book numbers, sales price, detailed location of property and etc....

SC 50 $45.00

Pendleton District & Anderson County, S.C., Wills, Estates, and Legal Records, 1793-1857. By: Virginia Alexander, Colleen Elliott and Betty Willie, Pub. 1980, Reprinted 1994, 512 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-143-4.

Pendleton Dist. from which Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, and other counties were created was one of the major routes of migration through S.C. in the late 1700's and the 1800's. Until the publication of this book, nothing of major significance has been available on this area and people seeking to do research in the Anderson Courthouse have found that the original records are available only at the State Archives. This volume consists of: Pendleton Probate Judge Estate Records, 1793-1799 and Guardian Book 1801-1819, Book C; Will Books A, 1800-1835 and Book B, 1835-1857; Probate, Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, 1839-1851; and Tax Returns 1835-1861.

SC 17 $45.00

(Old) Pendleton District and Genealogy of Leading Families, History of.  By: R.W. Simpson, Orig. Pub. 1913, Reprinted 1996, 264 pages, New Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-101-9.

At the close of the Revolutionary War, all the territory embraced in the present counties of ANDERSON, GREENVILLE, PICKENS, and OCONEE belonged to the Cherokee Indians. By an Act of March 1783, this territory was attached temporarily to the adjoining counties of Abbeville, Laurens, and Spartanburg. Pendleton County, as afterwards established, was attached to Abbeville County and for the time being was in the judicial district of Ninety-Six. In 1789 this former Indian land was divided with part being laid off into a county called Pendleton and the other Greenville County.  The major portion of this book is devoted to detailed genealogies of many of the families/individuals of this district such as: Adams, Adger, Anderson, Bee, Bellotte, Benson, Blassingame, Bowen, Broyles, Burns, Burt, Calhoun, Cornish, Craig, Davant, Davis, Dickinson, Dickson, Dupree, Earle, Gaillard, Gibbs, Hall, Hamilton, Hanckel, Harrison, Hastie, Hayne, Hubbard, Hunter, Jenkins, Latta, Ligon, Lorton, Martin, Mavrick, Mays, McBryde, McElhenny, Miller, Newton, North, Owen, Pickens, Pike, Pinckney, Poe, Potter, Randell, Reese, Robinson, Ross, Scott, Seaborn, Shanklin, Shaw, Simpson, Sitton, Sloan, Smith, Steel, Stevens, Stirling, Symmes, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thompson, Trescott, Warley, Watkins, Whitefield, and Whitner. Many of these families and individuals were from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, as did many of the wealthy residents of the low-country of South Carolina.

SC 18 $35.00

Pickens County, S.C. Deeds, 1828-1831, Vol. #1.  By: Linda Cheek, Pub. 2002, 205 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-774-2.

Here is a new valuable research tool on Upper South Carolina. Located in the North Western part of the state, Pickens County was carved out of the Infamous "Pendleton District" in the year 1828. it is surrounded by the present day counties of Anderson, Greenville, Oconee Counties, S.C. and on the North by Transylvania County, N.C.  Even though this books contain the abstracts from a very specific time frame, there will be references to many persons from earlier times or dates. In an effort to make this book even more helpful for the researcher, the author has even included numerous land plats for this county during this time frame.

SC 77 $30.00

Pickens County, S.C. Deeds 1834-1838, Vol. #3.  By: Linda Cheek, Pub. 1999, 205 pages, Index, Hard cover,  ISBN #0-89308-713-0.

See Vol. #1 of the series for detailed description.

SC 107 $30.00

Pickens Sentinel, 1870-1915, Newspaper Abstracts from the.  By: Judy Ballard, Pub. 2003, 390 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-788-2.

Newspapers are a great source for genealogical research. Even more so for the state of South Carolina since it did not officially record Vital Records until the year 1911. So when a researcher is looking for a relative through a birth, a death or a marriage, newspaper abstracts are one of the few sources that the genealogist will have at their disposal.  This book consists of abstracts on all the marriages, births and deaths that were contained within this newspaper. This newspaper not only covered the county of Pickens but also surrounding counties. If you have relatives lost in the Northwestern portion of the State, this book could have that missing link.

SC 113 $40.00

(Pickens District, S.C.) The Keowee Courier.  By: Colleen M. Elliott, Pub. 1979, Reprinted 2001, 214 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-152-3.

This book of newspaper abstracts not only covers the Pickens District but also Pendleton District. Located in the Northwestern part of the state, Pickens District was carved out of Pendleton District in the year 1828.  These abstracts from this newspaper concentrate on the MARRIAGE & DEATH NOTICES covering the time frame of 1849-1851, 1857-1861 & 1865-1868.

SC 31 $25.00

Prince George Winyah Church, Georgetown, S.C. 1815-1936, Parish Register of.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1996, 200 pages, Index.

KB 13 $30.00

Richland Co., S.C., A History of. By: Edwin L. Green, Orig. Pub. 1932, Reprinted 1996, 395 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-698-3.

Located in the Camden District, Richland County is surrounded by Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, and Sumter counties. Due to the 1800 Federal Census being lost for Richland County, the researcher will find this book to be of great use.  Two chapters are devoted to will abstracts from the probate offices of Charleston, Camden, Winnsboro, and Richland County. One chapter entitled early landowners is quite useful for the genealogist as the plat books have often been followed in locating owners, as the plats often contain interesting information in the notations made on them. The figures in parenthesis indicate the holding and the date, followed by location and neighbors. These plat books cover the time frame 1732-1776. One chapter in particular is devoted to the Revolutionary period: it lists soldiers, their service records, and also lists bounty land grants for the county of Richland.  There are two other chapters devoted strictly to the early settler / pioneers of this region of which genealogies or biographical sketches are given in great detail on such families/individuals as: Adams, Bates, Benson, Blanding, Bookter, Brown, Bynum, Center, Chappell, Clarkson, Clifton, Compty, Denley, Dinkins, Douglas, Dubard, Dunlap, Edmunds, Egan, English, Entzminger, Goodwyn, Green, Guignard, Hampton, Hay, Hirons, Hopkins, House, Howell, Hunt, Killingsworth, Kinsler, Lithgow, Lunsford, Lykes, Marshall, Myers, Partridge, Patterson, Pearson, Purvis, Rainford, Reese, Rives, Scott, Smith, Smyth, Spigner, Stark, Taylor, Tucker, Turnipseed, Wade, Waring, Weston, and the vast mentioning of other pioneer settlers....

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Spartanburg County, S.C., Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799, Vol. #1. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1979, Reprinted 1994, 325 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-175-2.

This volume contains abstracts of the county court minutes for an important up-country county. Spartanburg County included a large portion of present Cherokee County, S.C. and was bordered by Greenville Laurens, and Union Counties, S.C. and Rutherford County, North Carolina. The border changes between Spartanburg, Greenville, and Union counties make it an important tool for researching those counties as well. These minutes contain lists of deed recorded, wills, and estates probated, road juries, petit and grand juries, tavern licenses issued and small court cases.

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Spartanburg County / District, S.C., Deed Abstracts,  1785-1827, Vol. #1. By: Albert Bruce Pruitt, Pub. 2000,872 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-553-7.

Spartanburg County is surrounded by the present day counties of Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, and Union Counties, S.C. and to the North by Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford Counties, N.C.

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Spartanburg County / District, S.C., Deed Abstracts,  1827-1839, Vol. #2. By: Larry Vehorn, Pub. 2000, 545 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-742-4..

Spartanburg County is surrounded by the present day counties of Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, and Union Counties, S.C. and to the North by Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford Counties, N.C.

SC 102 $50.00

Spartanburg County / District, S.C., Deed Abstracts,  1839-1848, Vol. #3.  By: Larry Vehorn, Pub. 2000, 529 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-743-2.

Spartanburg County is surrounded by the present day counties of Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, and Union Counties, S.C. and to the North by Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford Counties, N.C.

 

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Spartanburg County / District, S.C., Deed Abstracts,  1848-1852, Vol. #4. By: Betty Dill, Pub. 1999, 240 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-717-3.

Spartanburg County is surrounded by the present day counties of Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, and Union Counties, S.C. and to the North by Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford Counties, N.C.

SC 104 $28.50

Spartanburg County / District, S.C., Deed Abstracts,  1852-1860, Vol. #5.  By: Larry Vehorn, Pub. 2005, 530 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-780-7.

Spartanburg County is surrounded by the present day counties of Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, and Union Counties, S.C. and to the North by Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford Counties, N.C.

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(Spartanburg County) Genealogical Abstracts from The Carolina Spartan, 1866-1872.  By: Larry W. Vehorn, Pub. 1999, 210 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-716-5.

In this volume, the researcher will find all items of genealogical interest appearing in this newspaper. The vast majority of the abstracts concern events in Spartanburg and Greenville Counties, S.C. Besides marriages and deaths, other items of genealogical interest are included, such as: probates, administrations, sheriff's sales, church committees, county commissioners lists, unclaimed letters, and etc... Lists of defendants in court cases often name South Carolinians who moved out of state. The intent was to abstract any item which showed a relationship or put an individual in a place and time.

SC 105 $30.00

Spartanburg Co., S.C. Newspapers, 1872-1879, Genealogical Abstracts from.  By: Larry Vehorn, Pub. 2004, 335 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-789-0.

This volume picks up where the above book "Genealogical Abstracts from the Carolina Spartan, 1766-1872" leaves off. The author used two newspapers to complete this work and they are: The Carolina Spartan and the Spartanburg Herald. Besides marriages and deaths, other items of genealogical interest are included, such as: probates, administrations, sheriff's sales, church committees, county commissioners lists, unclaimed letters , and etc.... Lists of defendants in court cases often name South Carolinians who moved out of state. The vast majority of this volume concerns events in Spartanburg County but also neighboring counties such as: Greenville, Union & Laurens.

SC 110 $35.00

(Spartanburg County) New Prospect Baptist Church Minutes, 1820-1855 and Cemetery Survey. By: Larry Vehorn, Pub. 1999, 134 pages, Index, soft cover, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-719-X.

This book is transcription of the minutes of the Baptist Church at New Prospect from the founding in 1820 until 1855. The earliest minutes for this church were lost in a fire. Sometime after 1858, an ancestor of the author copied the minutes and that copy is the basis for this work. Many families who lived in Upper Spartanburg County are well represented in the minutes. Church minutes are often the only record for families who lived briefly in an area. Also is a survey of the over 1,000 tombstone inscriptions in the church cemetery.

SC 106 $20.00

Spartanburg County, S.C., Will Abstracts, 1787-1840. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1983, 179 pages, Index, hard cover.

In addition to abstracts of Spartanburg County (and District) wills, this volume includes abstracts of the Journals of the Ordinary 1800-1821, which includes references to many estates and wills which do not appear to be extant. Also some divisions of estates were handled in this journal, the originals of which are not included in the estates packets.  The parish register includes baptisms, marriages, burials, confirmations, and other records. Members from three county area are found as well as those from across the N.C. border in Anson and Richmond counties. Of particular interest are the entries for persons in the 1860's who were refugees from the Charleston and Beaufort area. Ages or dates of birth are often given with the burial entries. A MUST for Pee Dee area of South Carolina and Old Cheraws

KB 1 $25.00

St. Mark's Parish, Santee Circuit, and Williamsburg Township, S.C., 1731-1885, Chronicles of.  By: James M. Burgess, Pub. 1888, Reprinted 1991, 108 pages, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-458-1.

A capsule historical overview of the evolution of churches in S.C., their founders, ministers, prominent laymen and women. The author uniquely interweaves the ecclesiastical background in brief sketches of his wife's ancestral churches for the benefit of their children, Biographical sketches and detailed St. Mark's Parish church activities update the history since circa 1681 when the first Episcopal church was built in Charleston, the creation of St. Mark's Parish by Act of Assembly, 21 May 1757, and through the Revolutionary War.

SC 94 $12.50

Union County, S.C., Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1979, Reprinted 1994, 523 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-159-0.

Union was one of the counties formed from Ninety-Six District in 1785. This volume contains lists of deeds and probate records, minor court cases, bastardy cases, jury lists, etc. The jury lists of Union are very interesting in that Quakers are distinguished by "affirming" instead of "swearing". Revolutionary War veterans are found here as well as early settlers from Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

SC 25 $40.00

Union County, S.C. Deed Abstracts 1785-1800, Vol. #1.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1998, 306 pages, Index, hard cover.

These abstracts of Deed Books A-F begin with the creation of the county court in 1785, with many references going back to 1752. After the border surveys between the two Carolinas in 1764 and 1772, many lands formerly deemed to be in North Carolina, sometimes called "north Patents." In addition to the land conveyances, bills of sale for slaves and deeds for personal property are included within these deed books.

KB 17 $35.00

Union County, S.C. Deed Abstracts 1800-1811, Vol. #2.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 2000,320 pages, Index, hard cover.

These abstracts of Deed Books G-K begin with the creation of the county court in 1785, with many references going back to 1752. After the border surveys between the two Carolinas in 1764 and 1772, many lands formerly deemed to be in North Carolina, sometimes called "north Patents." In addition to the land conveyances, bills of sale for slaves and deeds for personal property are included within these deed books.

KB 21 $35.00

Union County, S.C. Deed Abstracts  1811-1820, Vol. #3.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 2000, 305 pages, Index, hard cover.

These abstracts of Deed Books L-P begin with the creation of the county court in 1785, with many references going back to 1752. After the border surveys between the two Carolinas in 1764 and 1772, many lands formerly deemed to be in North Carolina, sometimes called "north Patents." In addition to the land conveyances, bills of sale for slaves and deeds for personal property are included within these deed books.

KB 24 $35.00

Union County, S.C. Deed Abstracts  1820-1828, Vol. #4. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 2000, 284 pages, Index, hard cover.

These abstracts of Deed Books Q-? begin with the creation of the county court in 1785, with many references going back to 1752. After the border surveys between the two Carolinas in 1764 and 1772, many lands formerly deemed to be in North Carolina, sometimes called "north Patents." In addition to the land conveyances, bills of sale for slaves and deeds for personal property are included within these deed books.

KB 30 $35.00

Williamsburg, History of. Something About the People of Williamsburg County, S.C., from its First Settlement by Europeans About 1705 until 1923. By: William Willis Boddie, Orig. Pub. 1923, Reprinted 1992, 620 pages, maps, hard cover, Index.

A pine tree on the north bank of the Black River, called the King's Tree by an early explorer, became the focal point of settlement in what is now Williamsburg County, and gave the name to the county seat. This interesting history begins with an account of the first settlement under the Lords Proprietors and gives the names of everyone who had settled there by 1737. It is particularly rich in genealogical material , which is contained in sketches of individuals, lists of county officers, lists of ministers and members of churches, early documents, names of settlers and officials, wills with names if family members involved, sketches of Revolutionary War officers and lists of land claims and owners in 1788. Genealogical information is also found in the census of 1790; taxpayers and amounts paid in 1811; muster rolls of the Civil War units, with officers, deaths of soldiers and excerpts from diaries; lists of teachers, officers of banks and lists of soldiers in the Spanish-American War and World War I. The general history of the county is discussed under the topics of economic and agricultural conditions, churches, government, social life, wars, religion, roads and ferries, nullification, transportation, slavery, and Secession, Reconstruction, post-Civil War history, education and growth and development of the county in the 20th Century.

SC 82 $40.00

A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records, Vol. #1. (From the Private Files of the Late Pauline Young.) By: James E. Wooley, Editor, Pub. 1980, 416 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-157-4..

These records comprise the loose files of the late Pauline Young, one of South Carolina's most widely known genealogist on Upper South Carolina. Each family record is filed with names of persons mentioned, these records consists of estate settlements, bastardy bonds, deeds, wills, coroner's inquests, abstracts of letters pertaining to estates, guardianships, tavern licenses, etc... It is estimated each book contains more than 40,000 names of early settlers in Upper South Carolina from the mid 1700's down to the 1850's.  These records are primarily from Upper South Carolina counties such as: Pendleton District, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, and Pickens Counties.

SC 19 $37.50

A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records, Vol. #2. (From the Private Files of the Late Pauline Young.) By: James E. Wooley, Editor, Pub. 1981, 408 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-210-4. 

These records comprise the loose files of the late Pauline Young, one of South Carolina's most widely known genealogist on Upper South Carolina. Each family record is filed with names of persons mentioned, these records consists of estate settlements, bastardy bonds, deeds, wills, coroner's inquests, abstracts of letters pertaining to estates, guardianships, tavern licenses, etc... It is estimated each book contains more than 40,000 names of early settlers in Upper South Carolina from the mid 1700's down to the 1850's.  These records are primarily from Upper South Carolina counties such as: Pendleton District, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, and Pickens Counties.

SC 20 $40.00

A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records, Vol. #3. (From the Private Files of the Late Pauline Young.) By: James E. Wooley, Editor, Pub. 1982, 354 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-243-0.

These records comprise the loose files of the late Pauline Young, one of South Carolina's most widely known genealogist on Upper South Carolina. Each family record is filed with names of persons mentioned, these records consists of estate settlements, bastardy bonds, deeds, wills, coroner's inquests, abstracts of letters pertaining to estates, guardianships, tavern licenses, etc... It is estimated each book contains more than 40,000 names of early settlers in Upper South Carolina from the mid 1700's down to the 1850's.  These records are primarily from Upper South Carolina counties such as: Pendleton District, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, and Pickens Counties.

SC 21 $38.50

Quakers in South Carolina, Wateree and Bush River, Cane Creek, Piney Grove and Charleston Meetings. Edited by The Rev. S. Emmett Lucas, Jr., Orig. Pub. 1905, 1892, 1936, Reprinted in Consolidation format 1991, 150 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-450-6.

The material appearing in this volume has been taken from three major sources viz. "Historic Camden, S.C." by Kirklan & Kennedy, "The Annals of Newberry" by O'Neall and "Encyclopedia of America Genealogy, Vol. #1, N.C." by Hinshaw. The material appearing in the first two titles consists of considerable early records pertaining to many of the pioneer Quaker families that settled in S.C., many of whom intermarried with other pioneer families and were assimilated into other religious denominations, while still others left .C. and moved to Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and other states. Many South Carolina families, prominent and otherwise will be surprised to find that they have Quaker roots. Because of the valuable information found in Camden and Newberry books, we have also reprinted the minutes from Hinshaw's N.C. volume listing marriages, deaths, births, etc. for not only Bush River but also Cane Creek, Piney Grove and Charleston Monthly meetings in S.C. but also that of the Wrightboro, Georgia Meeting . This consolidated title will provide a veritable storehouse of information not found elsewhere in one volume.

SC 90 $25.00

Some South Carolina County Records: Vol. #2. By: The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Pub. 1989, 480 pages, plus Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-648-7.

This book contains records from Union County: Will Book A, 1792-1815, Deed Books A & B, 1785-1791, Miscellaneous Record Book 1 & 2, and Probate Office, 1785-1800; Pickens County: Real Estate Sales Book A & B, 1830-1855; Naturalizations, Estate Records, 1829-1840, and Miscellaneous Records; Laurens County: Deed Books A, B, & C, 1785-1791, Naturalizations, 1807-1827, Guardians Returns, 1807-1825, Plat Books A & B, 1807-1816; Sumter County: Deed Book A, 1801-1803; Marion County: Tax Lists, 1811-1814 and 1824; Fairfield County: Will Book 3 & 4, 1800-1803; Settler from Old 96 District to Georgia and Alabama; Greenville County: Deed Books A, B, & C, 1786-1794; York County: Deed Book A, 1787-1796; Newberry County: Equity Records, 1818; and Chester County: Deed Books A, B, & C, 1786-1791.

SC 88 $40.00

South Carolina Revolutionary War Indents: A Schedule. By: John L. Andrews, Jr., Pub. 2002, 188 pages, Index.

This schedule was compiled in 1791 but has remained unpublished until now. It contains summarized information on an individual's claim for services or materials provided during the Revolution. While most of this information can be obtained from other sources, one column on these schedules lists the district in which the patriot lived, thus helping to identify the person who provided the service. Often there was more than one person of the same name who served in the military or provided service in the Revolution. Stub Entries to Indents have been published previously, but some of these stubs and indents are missing. This schedule provides information from 42 missing stubs.

KB 29 $30.00

Southern Patriot, 1815-1830, Marriage & Death Notices from the. (Vol. #1)  By: Teresa E. Wilson and Janice L. Grimes, Pub. 1982, 262 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-279-1.

The Southern Patriot began publication in Charleston, S.C. in 1815 and was published into 1848. The marriage and death notices in both Volumes 1 & 2 are not limited to the Southern states but include many other states such as New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, etc...

SC 55 $30.00

Southern Patriot, 1831-1848, Marriage & Death Notices from the. (Vol. #2) By: Teresa E. Wilson and Janice L. Grimes, Pub. 1986, 248 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-280-5.

The Southern Patriot began publication in Charleston, S.C. in 1815 and was published into 1848. The marriage and death notices in both Volumes 1 & 2 are not limited to the Southern states but include many other states such as New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, etc...

SC 64 $30.00

Upcountry of S.C. as taken from Greenville Newspapers 1826-1863, Marriage and Death Notices from the.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1983, Reprinted 1995, Index.

These notices have appeared in Volumes II-IX of the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, but are now under one cover with one index. Some additional entries and corrections have been added. They contain notices from all over the state as well as neighboring states.

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Upper South Carolina Newspapers, 1843-1865, Marriage & Death Notices from.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1977, Reprinted 1990, 176 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-043-8.

These marriage and death notices have been abstracted from The Laurensville Herald, Spartanburg Express, The Spartan, the Conservatist (Newberry), The Newberry Sentinel, The Rising Sun (Newberry) and The Lexington Flag, Temperance Standard and Lexington Telegraph. These are the only newspapers that could be located from the Districts of Spartanburg, Laurens, Newberry, and Lexington, South Carolina, for the years prior to 1866. These notices contain the names of over 5,207 persons mentioned in these newspaper extracts.

SC 33 $25.00

Wills and Records, Vol. 1, A Genealogical Collection of South Carolina. By: Pauline Young, Orig. Pub. 1955, Reprinted 1994, 266 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-037-3.

Volume 1 contains more than 460 legal records with some 3,000 names of early South Carolina settlers named in the Districts of Edgefield, Laurens, Pendleton, Pickens, Spartanburg, and York, and such records as: wills, deeds, estate administration, slave papers, petitions, inquest, and equity records.

SC 24 $35.00

Wills and Records, Vol. 2, A Genealogical Collection of South Carolina. By: Pauline Young, Pub. 1984, 328 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-532-4.

The book covers a spectrum of abstracts of wills and estates of Abbeville, Pickens and Anderson counties; real estates books and sales (division among heirs); citizenship papers of Pickens County; and other selected records of Pauline Young's genealogical collection.

SC 75 $28.50

Atlas of the State of South Carolina, Prefaced with a Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of the State. By: Robert Mills, Orig. Pub. 1825, Reprinted 1980 & 1994, 44 pages plus 29 fold out maps, New Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-197-3.

This reprint edition of MILLS' ATLAS has an especially prepared history and introduction to these maps as well as considerable history about Robert Mills, the man and architect, prepared be Mr. Gene Waddell, formerly Director of the South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston.  These maps, originally 23" x 29" in size, have been conveniently reduced in size to 11" x 17" and folded to fit into an exquisitely gold-stamped simulated leather cover for book shelf or coffee table.  The Districts for which maps are included are: Abbeville, Barnwell, Beaufort, Charleston, Chesterfield, Chester, Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, Marion, Marlborough, Newberry, Orangeburg, Pendleton, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg and York.

SC 40 $50.00

South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1719-1740, Vol. #1. By: Clara B. Langley, Reprinted 1999, 392 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-271-6.

These four volumes contain the abstracts of the records of the Register of the Province of South Carolina from 1719-1772. These abstracts of conveyances and deeds, and occasionally miscellaneous records, cover all parts of the state, from the Proprietary period until just prior to the Revolution. The original copies remain in Charleston in the Office of the Register of Mesne Conveyance, where all deeds for the entire state were recorded until the state capital was moved to Columbia well after the Revolution. After 1785, the individual counties in South Carolina began recording their own deeds, but prior to this date, one must look for his or her ancestor's deed in these volumes being abstracted.  These abstracts were prepared for the Works Progress Administration by Miss. Langley in the 1930's. They have been thoroughly indexed for grantors, grantees, adjacent property owners and all other individuals whose names appeared in such conveyances. Each volume contains a full-name index of individuals; a place name index of all places such as rivers, plantations, towns, countries; as well as an occupation index.

SC 59 $38.50

South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1740-1755, Vol., #2. By: Clara B. Langley, Pub. 1984, 370 pages, Index, hard cover,  ISBN #0-89308-272-4.

See Vol. #1 in the series for a detailed description.

SC 60 $38.50

South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1755-1768, Vol., #3. By: Clara B. Langley, Reprinted 2000, 386 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-273-2.

See Vol. #1 in the series for a detailed description.

SC 61 $38.50

South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1768-1772, Vol. #4. By: Clara B. Langley, Reprinted 2001, 400 pages, Index, hard cover,  ISBN #0-89308-317-8.

See Vol. #1 in the series for a detailed description.

SC 62 $38.50

South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1773-1776, Vol. 5. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1993, 300 pages, Index, hard cover.

While the deeds in these Deed Books (F-4 through X-4) were recorded between 1773 and 1776, within these records are some instruments dating from a much earlier time, some as early as 1706.

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South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1776-1783, Vol. 6. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1995, 300 pages, Index, hard cover.

While the deeds in these Deed Books (Y-4 through H-5) were recorded between 1776-1783, within these records are instruments dating from a much earlier time, some as early as 1706.

KB 5 $35.00

South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1783-1788, Vol. 7. By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1996, 560 pages, Index, hard cover.

hile the deeds in these Deed Books (I-5 through Z-5) were recorded between 1783-1788, within these records are instruments dating from a much earlier time, some as early as 1706.

KB 10 $50.00

South Carolina Memorials: Abstracts of Land Titles, Vol. 1.  By: Jesse Hogan Motes & Margaret Peckham Motes, Pub. 1996, 434 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-697-5.

This is an important new work for Colonial South Carolina genealogical, historical, and legal researchers. This volume, the first in a planned series, contains 4,530 abstracts of South Carolina Memorials of land titles, 1774-1776, covering more than 14,000 names and 1.5 million acres of land. Memorials are abstracts of land titles that owners of granted land were required to register in Charleston to facilitate collection of property taxes by the Crown.  Memorials provide a profile of events associated with land granted by the colony. A memorial typically includes: (1) bounding land owners and waterways; (2) certification date of survey; (3) grant date; (4) name of person signing for the memorial list; (5) person to whom the memorial was delivered; and (6) chains of title through conveyance or inheritance, and family relationships are found in many memorials. Although the memorials in this volume were registered in 1774-1776, some reference late 1600's and early 1700's grants and conveyances.  Also, some memorials provide an important record of land granted originally in North Carolina, which after reservoirs of the bounty line in 1764 and 1772, fell within South Carolina.

SC 100 $40.00

North Carolina Land Grants in South Carolina.  By: Brent Holcomb, Pub. 1980, Reprinted 1999, 184 pages, Index, Hard Cover.

The border between North and South Carolina was in dispute until at lease 1764 when the area east of the Catawba River was surveyed; but it was not until 1772 that the controversy was conclusively settled and the area west of the river surveyed. Prior to these surveys North Carolina had issued more than 1,000 grants for land in territory which is now South Carolina. Anyone undertaking research in the disputed areas, not knowing which county (much less state) to begin looking in, will find this book indispensable.

BG 207 $25.00

Charleston in 1883. By: Arthur Mazyck and Gene Wadell, Orig. Pub. 1883, Reprinted 1984, 176 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-428-X.

This book contains more than 70 important photographs showing nearly all of the city's most significant buildings a few years before they were damaged by the earthquake of 1886. This uniquely comprehensive record of the city's architecture.  This edition contains extensive additions by Gene Waddell. Mr. Waddell has prepared architectural notes on more than 100 buildings that are illustrated and has written an introductory article on what life was like in Charleston in 1883. All new and original material is thoroughly indexed.

SC 73 $15.00

The Story of the Citadel. By: Col. O.J. Bond, Orig. Pub. 1936, Reprinted 1989, 282 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-682-7.

This is the story, told by it former President, of a remarkable institution; one of the last reaming state -assisted military colleges in America. Beginning with the account of an aborted slave insurrection in June 1822, the author tells in detail of the city of Charleston, and of a later decision by the State Legislature to use the facility, as well as an arsenal in Columbia, to educate a corps of cadets and to train them for the defense of the state.  Just before Commencement in 1861, the cadet corps, stationed on Morris Island, fired the first shots of the Civil War at the "Star of the West", a supply ship sent to relieve Ft. Sumter.  A member of the first class to graduate after the war (1886), the author was immediately appointed an assistant professor and was thereafter a member of the faculty for 45 years. His personal involvement in every aspect of Citadel life during that time allowed him to include personal reminiscences that are both fascinating and poignant. He was appointed Superintendent (President) in 1908.

SC 89 $32.50

The Dictionary of South Carolina Biography, Vol. 1. By: Richard Cote and Patricia Williams, Pub. 1985, 404 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-275-9.

This book is a major new multi-volume finding aid to tens of thousands of biographies, autobiographies and biographical sketches of South Carolinians found in hundreds of volumes of individual and collective biographies; local, state, church, and family histories and periodicals. Each volume is self-indexing for the subjects, and lists the name, birth and death years, primary residences, primary occupations and full source references for more than 10,000 sketches of 17th through 20th century South Carolinians. Separate indexes to occupations and places of residence are provided. The series, if continued, could possibly consist of five volumes.

SC 58 $30.00

Hilton Head Island, A Sea Island Chronicle. By: Virginia C. Holmgren, Orig. Pub. 1957, Reprinted 1985, 176 pages, Index, hard cover.

This is the surprising history of Hilton Head Island, dating back to the days of Spanish, French, and English discovery, settlement and struggle for possession.

SC 80 $25.00

Local and Family History in South Carolina: A Bibliography. By: Richard Cote, Pub. 1981, Reprinted 1991, 520 pages, Index, soft cover,  ISBN #0-89308-200-7.

This is the first place a researcher interested in South Carolina should cheek. It lists an enormous number of sources of printed (and some manuscript) information which are useful for studying S.C. families, churches, and local history. Eighty-three libraries throughout the state have provided lists of their books and pamphlets on local, church, and family history. The result is a bibliography which contains nearly eight times the number of sources as Dr. J. Harold Easterby's standard Guide to the Study and Reading of South Carolina History. This bibliography contains more than 8,000 entries, and goes far beyond any previous work. the family, church, as local historian who does not consult this book is likely to duplicate research already done and published, as well as overlook many publications that would aid him in his work.  Cote drew heavily on the collections of South Carolina Historical Society, the South Caroliniana Library at the Univ. of S.C., and on numerous county, college, university, historical society and research libraries for his material. Some 1,900 sources for the study of towns, counties, and institutions are provided; an equal number of published genealogies, and an equal number of sources for S.C. church history records, along with thousands of sources on other subjects relating to the state.  Locations of Scarce items are cited.

SC 42 $32.50

(Courthouses and Jails) Robert Mill's.  By: Gene Waddell & Rhodri Windsor Liscombe, Pub. 1982, 143 pages, Index, hard cover, ISBN #0-89308-249-X.

In addition to numerous rare illustrations, this book has three sections of text and a detailed index. The first section discusses five types of courthouses and two types of jails designed by Mill's, district buildings by William Jay (the architect of Savannah mansions), Mill's public and private buildings that are similar to his courthouses and jails, and buildings influenced by Mill's designs. An appendix discusses the courthouses and jails in each district between 1800 and 1865, and another appendix prints samples of contemporary architectural documents.

SC 63 $30.00

The Scotch-Irish and their First Settlement on the Tyger River. And other Neighboring Precincts in S.C., a Centennial Discourse.  By: George Howe, Orig. Pub. 1861, Reprinted 1981, 31 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-465-4.

SC 53 $10.00