Greenville County, South Carolina Naturalizations
1783-1850

Original Source: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Compiled by B. H. Holcomb.

The original naturalization records contain much more information and the researcher is advised to consult the original documents to obtain the complete data available.  This index of the 1985 publication was compiled by D. Whitesell for South Carolina Genealogy Trails.

Index complied from the index of miscellaneous papers of the Court of Common Pleas for Greenville District pertaining to naturalization and abstracts of the few extant records.


...South Carolina passed a statute concerning naturalizations on March 26, 1784, and another on February 27, 1788. Congress passed a law on March 26, 1790, stating that "any alien being a free white person who shall have resided in the United States for two years may be admitted a citizen, on application to any common law court of record in any one of the states wherein he shall have resided for the term of one year at least." Also, a law was passed April 14, 1802, stating that "any alien may be admitted to become a citizen . . . [if] he declares his intention in any court three years at least before his admission. . . resides in the United States at least five years, and at least one year in the state or territory.




Adams, John - 12 Apr 1848

Keating, S. - 15 Oct 1846

Bull, William -21 Oct 1847

McCawley, John - 15 Apr 1850

Bull, Wm. - 9 Nov 1847

Paulmann, L. - 11 Nov 1844

Clarke, Alex - 13 Apr 1853

Rabe, William 28 Oct 1839

Gibson, Mrs. E. - 25 Jul 1845

Saxton, L. - 16 Nov 1844

Gullen, James - 15 Apr 1850

Scott, Alex. - 31 Aug 1844

Johnson, Sam - 12 Apr 1848

Scott, Alexander - No Date

Johnson, Samuel - Apr 1847




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