Lancaster County, South Carolina Naturalizations

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.

The following entries are from the Miscellaneous Index at the Lancaster County Courthouse, commencing in 1839. The original petitions and papers have not yet been found, and may be extant. No dates appear in the index.    Only those entries for Petitions for Naturalization have been included (the index also includes Prison Bounds & Insolvent Debtors).

...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, James

Garside, Hugh

McMullan, William

Beaty, John

Grim, Alexander

McCary, John

Blackstoeks, William

Uagan, John

McKenna, Patrick

Bradley, John W.

Hunter, Joseph

Mayblume, N.

Craig, John

Hayman, George

Porter, John

Cooper, Samuel

Johnston, John

Quigley, Daniel J.

Campbell, Michael

Johnston, Peter

Roberson, Thomas

Costow, John

Kerr, Robert

Robison(?), Thos. H.

Douglass, Samuel

Kenney, Patrick

Scott, John

Douglass, Robert

Ketchins, Thomas

Scott, James

Downey, Peter

Lewis, Thomas P.

Steel, Francis

Dobbin, Robert

Marshall, John

Steel, James

Davidson, Henry

McDowall, Robert

Sumraervill, William

Graham, John

McAteer, James

Spence, Saml

Gettys, John

McAteer, Francis

Simpson, Bartholomew

Gare, Thomas M.

McElmoyl, John

Wilson, Robert

Gardner, Henry

McDowall, William

Gardner, John

Maley, James

Lancaster District Common Pleas Journals -  WPA,  SC Archives #A489

Anderson, James - 8 Apr 1807

Douglass, James - 8 Apr 1807

Douglass, Samuel - 8 Apr 1807

Kenny, Patrick - 11 Apr 1809

Mcatter, Francis - 11 Apr 1809

Robertson, Robert - 10 Nov 1814

Scott, James - 8 Apr 1807

Steel, John - 11 Apr 1809

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