Kershaw 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.

This Original index is in the South Carolina Archives.


...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.




Charlesworth, Jos. - 1841

Johnston, William B. - 1841

Robinson, Andrew - Mar 1845

Douglas, Robt - 1841

Kennedy, Anthony M. - 1841

Reynolds, Marcus - 1844

Durk(?), Joseph - Oct 1841

Kennedy, Robert - 13 Nov 1847

Smith, Jno. R. - Oct 1841

Douglas, Robert - 23 Oct 1844

Koopman, M. - 30 Oct 1849

Smith, John R. - 21 Mar 1845

Goodlad, John B. - Oct 1841

Laboures, Felix - Mar 1845

Stevenson, Wm. - 13 Nov 1847

Geirs, John Jos. - Oct 1844

Matheson, Farquhar - Oct 1839

Wilson, Robert - 20 Mar 1845

Gardner, William - 18 Mar 1846

Macrae, Colin - Apr 1847

Wilson, Thomas - 1845

Gardiner, Andrew Young - 29 Oct 1949

Moffat, K. S. - 2 Apr 1849

Wilson, James - 5 Apr 1851

Gardiner, James M. - 29 Oct 1849

O'Connell, W.L. - 1841

Wilson, William John - 9 Apr 1849

Gatman, Jacob - 30 Oct 1849

Oaks, W. J. - 2 Apr 1849

Worthington, ? - 5 Apr 1850

Hubert, Francis - 1841

Riddle, James - 1842

Youug, Andrew - 1841

Hopkir.eon, George - 30 Oct 1849

Reynolds, John - 1842




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