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Kenneth Young posted 9/25/2008: Need info on a Seletha (Letha) Satchel supposedly born in SC about 1820. That is all I have. She Married William Newton Malone in FL 1846 kensy@prodigy.net

I don't know what county but I believe that my g.g.g.grandfather Clemuel Lawson was born in South Carolina abt. 1800 he married Elizabeth Wilson in KY and then moved to Tenn., Illinois, and finally settled in Maries County, Missouri.  Any information at all would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you, Kim  (posted 10/18/2008)

My cousin's oral family history says that our ancestors, the Peaks or Peeks, were Scots-Irish that migrated from Ulster to Charleston about 1730.  I have identified the David Peek family in Antrim, Ulster that included sons John (b 1707) and Robert (b 1709).  My ancestor, John Peak Sr. was in Prince Edward County, VA before 1750 and there was also a family of a Robert Peak there as well.  I am trying to tie the Irish Peeks and the VA Peaks together.  South Carolina would appear to be the bridge.  So I am looking for any signs of immigration or residence on the part of the Peek/Peak families in South Carolina in the 1730/1740 time frame.  Can anyone help me? 
Ed O'Brien (posted 2/25/2008)

Researching:  JOHN YOUNG (abt 1776) SOUTH CAROLINA
Married to Sarah(?)  Their children: John, Joseph, Wiley and Green Young (my maternal ancestor b:1805).  I found Green Young with Wiley in MS Territory 1816.  I would like info on JOHN YOUNG and the South Carolina History if possible.
Thank you for considering this query. 
Carol Ann Henderson Young  (posted 3/14/2009)

My mother is a descendant of the Culpepper line. Her great ,great Grandfather, John William Culpepper was born October 1772 in Richland Dist. S.C. He married Nancy Gillespie b. 1778 .  Nancy was the daughter of Francis Gillespie and Elizabeth Peek.  Another Query dealt with the Peek line. I do not have more on them but the districts might help. Nancy was born in St. David’s Parish  In 1778. 
They were in S.Carolina still for the birth of my mother’s Great Grandfather, William Henry Culpepper b. Oct 17, 1813 . This would apparently be Lexington Dist. As they were in Lexington Dist for the birth of their second son, Joel Culpepper in 1795. Joel remained in S.Carolina until his death in 1836.  John Jefferson Culpepper was born November 4, 1797 in Orangeburg Dist. S.C.  Daniel Peek Culpepper was born in 1800 but I do not know the location.  Other children were born but I do not know their location for proof.  One other son was born who was named Lewis Peek so the name Peek was used twice.
I am hoping to learn more about the parents of John William Culpepper b. 1772.   I am fond of the “Culpepper Connections “ Web site and John b. 1772 May be the son of a John who had brothers named , Benjamin and Joseph.  John William b. 1772 may have been orphaned as a boy and lived for a time with his Uncle Joseph.  I would just like to know more.  I am certainly open to suggestions.  Tommies Smith   (posted 7/25/2009)

Trying to find a man named Henry Bollinger who was from Switzerland who took  advantage of the offer of land in South Carolina.  I believe that he settled in Pendleton,which I understand is now Anderson, Abbeville, and Pickens.  I am under the impression that the time frame is between 1760 and 1770.  His son arrived in PA with his wife and children later.  The son died in 1770 and I have found his children in Pendleton SC.  Apparently the grandparents raised the children. Thanks,  Dice Ludden  (posted 10/2/2009)

I am looking for info on Flowers family SC and GA....Roy (posted 10/15/2009)

Alexander Smith born about 1790 and married to Patsy ???. They left SC to move to Alabama around 1825.  CW Smith (posted 4/17/2010)

Searching for origins and parentage of Nelson Conner, born somewhere in SC in 1818. He was a Methodist Episcopal minister with assignments in GA-FL-TX.  Rev. Nelson Conner married Margaret Elizabeth Booth in Ware Co., GA on Nov. 1, 1848. Margaret was born about 1829 in Prince Williams Parish, South Carolina.  Children were Mary, Laura, Jesse Nelson and Sidney Booth Conner.
There may be an earlier connection between the Booth and Conner families. Margaret's father, Jesse R. Booth was also a Methodist Episcopal minister. Nelson Conner died in 1871 in Live Oak, FL at the age of 53. He may have had a brother named John Henry Conner.  The names Thomas Conner, abt 1838, SC, and Miranda Conner, abt 1834, SC, are related to Nelson Conner. Thomas was listed in the 1860 Valdosta, Lowndes, GA census as a blacksmith, age 22, in the household of Nelson Conner. Miranda was listed in the Ware Co., GA 1850 census as a resident in the Jesse R. Booth household. Robert Perry (posted 6/27/2010.

Looking for information on Isaac McLaughlin. - death date of 3/4/1957 from the SC Vital Records Death Index., certificate number 004022.    If this is the correct Isaac McLaughlin, then he is the uncle of my great-grandfather.   Unfortunately my great-grandfather died early and we don't have much on his family.. His father's name should be Isaac as well and his mother is Amelia...posted by Franchyell McLaughlin 1/15/2011

Looking for any person or organization with a copy of the book called "Joseph Yates and Some of His Descendents" by A.S. Salley (Alexander Samuel Salley), regarding the claim and further info that Joseph Yates (born c.1750 / died c.1782), who was married to Sarah Atmar, was a ship carpenter. This A.S. Salley book is listed as a source of Joseph Yates' trade by author Bill Yates in his book "Yates Findings Vol. II". This Joseph Yates was also a private in the Revolutionary War in Capt. Thomas Gadsden's company, 1st Regiment, South Carolina line, and was in the seige at Charleston. A
lso looking for copy of Sarah Rogers' Will made July 12, 1830 (this was Joseph Yates' wife, Sarah Atmar, who married her second husband, John Rogers, in September 1783), as well as the D.A.R. (Daughters of the Revolution) Lineage Book # 97525, both as additional possible sources of Joseph Yates' trade and further info on him. Trying to find who his parents were, as well as where he is buried, when he was born, where he was born, where he died, etc. I know he had a son named Joseph Yates as well (b 1775/76 / d Feb 1822) who married Elizabeth Ann Saylor (or Taylor); another son named Jeremiah Atmar Yates (b 1773/74 / d Apr 1846) who married Eliza Yates; and a daughter named Sarah Yates (born c. 1778) who married a Bethel Threadcraft...posted by Leigh Cagilaba, 1/15/2011

Looking for the parents of Sarah "Sallie" Ragsdale.  Sarah married James Smith of Abbeville, SC in 1805...posted by Patricia Smith Egert, 6/4/2011

Searching for the birth record of Isabel C. Wells, (my 3-great grandmother) born in South Carolina in 1792.  The only information I have on her parents is that she was the daughter of a Missionary named Wells and a Cherokee Indian named Badger.  She married Dr. James Young in South Carolina,  June 8, 1811.  Her death was 10/10/1876 in Hamilton County, IL, Douglas Cemetery...posted 12/31/2011 by Martha

I am trying to look for the ancestors and the wife of David O'Bryant (O'Briant), who was born in South Carolina about 1805 and I know that he had the following children, but I don't have any information on his wife.  1. Matthew G. [1832-?] (wife Mary Garrison), 2. Jesse F. [1833-?], 3. Emily F. [1834-?], 4. Lanan L. [1836-?], 5. Samuel L. [1837-1901], 6. William H. [1840-1912] (wives Martha Jane Brown and Susan M. Maret), 7. Asbury [1842-?], 8. Eliza [1849-?]...posted by K. Chris Vickery, 4/7/2012

Looking for James Vinson born abt 1785 and died 1828 in ky.  He married Rhoda sperry.  Looking for their families and ancestors in South Carolina (if that’s where they originated, but for now my trail leads me to sc for the moment)...posted 6/20/2012 by Sheena M Lincolnogger

Looking for John Russell Graham, unknown SC county. He was my great grandfather, born about 1819 in SC..posted 4/2013 by Martha D.

Researching my African American Ancestors, the Curry Family.  Henry Curry was born about 1847 in South Carolina.  The County of his birth/enslavement is unknown.  Henry Curry married married Easter Birchfield or Burchfield in 1880 in the Mississippi Delta around oktibbeha, Mississippi.  Easter Birchfield was also born in South Carolina.  It is not known if Henry Curry traveled to Mississippi with his slave master or was sold to a slave owner in Mississippi.  Henry Curry most probably had a first wife and children since he and Easter married in 1880 which would have made Henry 33 years old at the time. Henry and Easter had these children:  Mary Curry born 1871, Tom Curry born 1873 and Leanna Curry born 1876 all in Mississippi.  Tom Curry, my Great Grandfather married Alethia Clay and they had about 15 children.  One of the children, Alma Curry, is/was my Grandmother.  I did read that there was a Thomas D. Curry in the Mississippi Delta Region who had 23 slaves but his plantation or farm is not listed...posted 3/2014 by Carlotta.

Looking for information about my Grandfather, William Emmett Hunter, born about 1874 in SC, moved to Oklahoma as a young man. It seems as though no one knew anything about him or his family. He may have been born and lived in the upstate area...posted 3/2014 by William.

Unknown county, possibly Charleston or Colleton. Want any information on either William McDonald or his wife Emily Louisa Couturier  (have found several spellings). They are listed under SC marriages, these names were listed twice, marriage dates Dec. 27, 1817 and also Jan 1, 1818. Interested in ancestry and origin of this couple.  Its possible that this Wm McDonald may have been married to Louisa's sister, Martha, at some point. Posted 10/2014 by sejh

Henry Kelly/Kelley(about 1811) is my ggg-grandfather; he married an Amy Waddell and together they had at least one child; Nancy Elizabeth Kelly/Kelley. Henry Kelly/Kelley died in Alabama. Posted 1/2015 by JillyJ.

I am trying to find family information regarding Amanda Stevens, born about 1814 in South Carolina. The only information I have is from the 1870 and 1880 census documents for Nacogdoches County, TX where she is married to Thomas Andrew Jackson Mackey/ Mckey ( born abt 1813 in S.C.), son of Solomon Mackey ( born abt. 1770). On the census document she is called “ Mandy” and shows she and her unnamed parents born in S.C. On Ancestry.com is a copy of her and her husband’s will, which it is believed was probated in Jan. 1894. The undocumented belief in Ancestry.com is that both Thomas J. “Jack” Mckey and Mandy Stevens Mckey died about August 1893 in Nacogdoches County, TX in the area called Chireno. Beyond that I have found absolutely no information about Amanda...posted 5/2015 by Bill Luebbehusen

My Great Grandfather Thomas Jefferson Hughes, born Circa 1820, likely in South Carolina left few paper trails.  My DNA matches several Hughes' in SC notably Elliott Hughes, b. 1840 and son of George Erwin Hughes, born July 6 1818 and died August 8, 1844. Children of George Erwin Hughes: Elliott Hughes (1840 - 1907), George Elisha Hughes (1854-1928), and William David Hughes (1862-1948). I do not know the exact locations of birth and residences. On the 1880 Census Thomas Jefferson Hughes gave his place of birth and his father's POB as SC. Any hints or leads on this family would be appreciated greatly. posted 6/2015 by William E. Hughes, Sr.

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