Darlington District Genealogy
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Below is a transcription of the YOUNG family Bible. Copies are available at the Darlington County Historical Commission, 204 Hewitt St., Darlington, SC 29532. It is contributed by Bill Young (who wrote in a note of May 3, 1998) "thanks to the FLAG, I was able to give some Winburn researchers evidence about their YOUNG/HOLLOWAY antecedents from this Bible record. Perhaps this will help someone else. Please feel free to put it in the FLAG or on the web site" Thanks Mr. Young for sharing.
YOUNG/HOLLOWAY FAMILY BIBLE
THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST
WITH ARGUMENTS PREFIXED TO THE DIFFERENT BOOKS AND MORAL AND THEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ILLUSTRATING EACH CHAPTER COMPOSED BY THE REVEREND MR. OSTERVALD, PROFESSOR OF DIVINITY, AND ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH AT NEUFCHATEL IN SWISSERLAND.
TRANSLATED AT THE DESIRE OF AND RECOMMENDED BY THE SOCIETY FOR PROPAGATING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE NEW YORK.
PUBLISHED BY EVERT DUYCKINCK, JOHN TIEBOUT, G&H WAITE, AND WEBSTER& SKINNER OF ALBANY
GEORGE L???, PRINTER
William Young and Frances Holloway were married the 29th February 1788
Hannah E. Young Daughter of James H. Young and Mary his wife was born 11th December 1830
William H. Young son of J.H. Young and Mary his wife was born 14th May 1832
Tamsey B. Young born March 24th 1836
James Madison Young born 10 November 1837
Thomas Alexor Young born 29th January 1839
James H. Young and Mary Ann Gray were married the 23rd of July 1828
Nancy N. Young was born 23rd Dec. 1840
Sarah Margarett Young was born March the 7th 1843
Jessie Holloway Young was born the 15th of January 1804
Samuel Young was born the 4th of January 1806
Catherine Young was born the 18th of July 1807
Thomas Young was born the 17th June 1809
Joseph Young was born the 17th of November 1811
Elizabeth Young was born the 29th December 1814
Mary Ann Young born March 24th 1804
Mary Ann Frances Young was born June 29th 1829
Mary Ann Young departed from this life the 28th day of September 1796
Catherine Young departed from this life the 6th day of May 1808.
William Young departed this life the 12th of December 1814.
Samuel Young departed this life the 20th day of October 1821
Jessie Holloway Young departed this life the 2nd of November 1822
Elizabeth Young departed this life the 8th day of November 1822
Allen Young departed this life the 12th day of May 1825
William Young son of Thomas Young of Bute County No Carolina was born the 7th of June 1762
Frances Holloway was born the 20th of February 1770
Samuel Winburn was born the 1st of December 1821
Elizabeth Winburn was born the 20th of April 1823
William Winburn was born the 8th of April 1825
Elisha Winburn was born the 20th of May 1827
[Mary Ann Young was born the 8th of October, 17?9]
James Holloway Young was born the 14th day of March 1791
William Young was born the 9th of August 1792
John Young was born the 6th day of June 1794
Allen Young was born the 10th day of August 1796
Frances Young was born the 2nd day of September 1798
Polly Young was born the 2nd of January 1801
Mark Holloway Young was born the 17th of July 1802
William Young Sen'r Departed this life August 23rd 1831
Thomas Young son of William Young and Frances his wife departed this life August 2nd 1831
Aunt Elineanor Gray departed this life 8th of October 1831
William Bland departed this life the 19th November 1832
Tamsey Bland departed this life the 11th January 1834
James Madison Young departed this life 2nd September 1838
Elizabeth EKG Sanders departed this life September 8, 1832
Frances Holloway Young departed this life March the 9th 1843
James Holloway departed this life May 11, 1852 in the 81 of his age
James H. Young departed this life 1857
Mary Ann Young departed this life June 2nd 1877
Below you will find a transcription of the will of JOHN KING, SR. Copies are available at the Darlington County Historical Commission, 204 Hewitt St., Darlington, SC 29532. Our thanks go to Bill King for contributing this to the ODDC SCGS web site.
JOHN KING, SR.
Recorded 7 July 1818
Darlington District, SC
WILL OF JOHN KING, SR.
In the name of God Amen, I John King Senior of the State of South Carolina, Darlington District, planter, being of a sound and disposing mind and memorydo make and publish this my last Will and Testament (revoking all former Wills & Testaments & Powers of Attorney by me made) in manner & form following.
First, I desire that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Ececutors to be hereafter mentioned.
Secondly, My Will and desire is that my Ececutors pay all my Just debts and funeral charges as speedily as possible.
Thirdly, My Will and desire is that all my estate both real & personal be kept together and that my negroes and stock be kept on my Plantation for the support of my wife Zilpha and such of our children as may reside with her until my youngest child shall arrive at the age of eighteen years old, at which time my desire is that all my estate (Except as herein after Excepted) both Real & personal be Equally and impartially divided in the following manner (to wit) I lend to my wife Zilpha King for and during her natural life, should she be living when my Child shall arrive at the age of Eighteen as above; two Negroes / to wit, Jack and Morning... and all the Rest & Residue of my estate except three smallbequests to my two daughters Sarah Williamson and Nancy Spivy and my son John, I wish Equally & Impartially divided among my Children herafter named; Viz: JAMES, HENRY, ABIGAIL, MARTHA, CULLEN, HANNAH, NOEL, share and share alike, also the Negroes loaned my wife, after her descease I wish divided share and share alike among my last seven named Children, I also will and bequeath to my two daughters NANCY SPIVY and SARAH WILLIAMSON together with my son JOHN KING / twenty Shillings each /to be paid them by my Ececutors out of my estate, having before given them a competency, it is my desire that they only have / twenty Shillings each / as before specified and no more.
I do hereby appoint my wife Zilpha King Ececutrix together with my two brothers GEORGE KING and JAMES KING Ececutors to this my last Will & Testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this Eighteenth day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen in the thirty seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America.
Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced and Declared by the testator John King Senior to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witness, in the presence of the Testator. JOHN KING SNR. (SEAL)
Recorded in Will Book 5, Page 199
Recorded 7th day July 1818
George Bruce Ordy. D.D.
Apt. A Pkg. 464
The State of South Carolina, Darlington District
Personally appeared Moses Sanders one of the Subscribing witnesses to the within will, and made Oath that he was personally present and did see JOHN KING the within testator Sign and Acknowlege the within instrument of writing as said for the Last Will & Testament, and that the said testator was at the same time of sound & disposing mind memory and understanding as this deponent doth believe and that William Williams, Geo Bruce & this deponent witnessed the same in the presence of each other & of the testator. Sworn and Subscribed to this Seventh day of July 1818.
Geo. Bruce, Ordinary DD
Recorded 7 July 1818, Darlington District, SC
NOTE: A copy of the above handwritten Will of JOHN KING, SR. was obtained by Bill King from the Darlington County Historical Committee in February 1999.
The Family of William Witherington Sr. of Darlington District, SC
1. William Witherington, Sr. b: February 10, 1740/41 in Cheraws District, NC
September 22, 1819 in Conecuh County, Alabama +Elizabeth Lewis b: September 03,
1741 in NC d: Unknown m: June 26, 1766 in Probably North Carolina
Lewis Witherington b: June 26, 1766
2. Laney Witherington b: March 02, 1769 d: March 10, 1837
+Peter DuBose b: March 15, 1758 in Sumter (now Lee) County, SC d: July 26, 1846 in
Bishopville, Lee Co., SC m: Abt. 1790
2. Peter Witherington b: 1770 in NC d: Abt. 1855 in Lowndes CO, GA +Jane Wilkinson
2. William Witherington, Jr. b: April 11, 1773 at Little Beaver Dam, Craven County, SC
d: August 25, 1837 in Conecuh CO, AL +Sarah "Sally" Stanley b: March 22, 1777 in
Old Dobbs County (now Craven), NC d: June 01, 1845 in Sepulga District, Conecuh
CO, Al. m: February 13, 1794 in North Carolina or South Carolina
A Transcription of the 1772 Grant of 200 Acres of
Land in Craven County, SC
by King George III of England to
William Witherington (Sr.)
GEORGE THE THIRD, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, and so forth.
To ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS shall come, GREETING; KNOW YE, THAT WE of Our Special Grace, certain Knowledge and mere Motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs and Successours,
DO GIVE AND GRANT unto WILLIAM WITHERINTON, his Heirs and Assigns a Plantation or Tract of Land containing: Two Hundred Acres situate in Craven County on the N.E. side of Lynches Creek near the fork on a place called the Little Beaver Dam bounded on all sides by vacant land.
And hath such Shape, Form and Marks, as appear by a Plat thereof, hereunto annexed; Together with all Wods, Under-woods, Timber and Timber-trees, Lakes, Ponds, Fishings, Waters, Water-couries, Profits, Commodities, Appurtenances and Hereditaments, whatsoever thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining; Together with Priviledge of Hunting, Hawking and Fowling in and upon the same, and all Mines and Minerals whatsoever; Saving and Reserving, nevertheless, to Us, Our Heirs and Successours, all White Pine-trees, if any there should be found growing thereon; and also Saving and Reserving, nevertheless, to Us Our Heirs and Successours, One Tenth-Part of Mines of Gold and Silver only; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Two Hundred Acres of Land and all and singular other the Premises hereby granted unto the said WM WITHERINTON, his Heirs and Assigns forever, in free and common Soccage. The said WM WITHERINTON, his Heirs and Assigns Yielding and Paying therefor; unto Us, Our Heirs and Successours, or to Our Receiver-General for the time being, or to his Deputy or Deputies for the Time being, yearly, that is to say, on the Twenty-fifth Day of March, in every Year at the Rate of Three Shillings Sterling, or Four Shillings Proclamation-Money, for every Hundred Acres, and so in Proportion, according to the Number of Acres contained herin; the same to commence at the Expiration of Two Years from the Date hereof. Provided Always, and this present Grant is upon Condition, nevertheless, that the said Wm Witherinton, his Heirs or Assigns, shall and do yearly, and every Year, after the Date of these Presents, clear and cultivate, at the Rate of Three Acres for every Hundred Acres of Land, and so in Proportion, according to the Number of Acres herein contained; and also, shall and do enter a Minute or Docket of these our Letters-Patent, in the office of Our Auditor-General for the Time being, in Our said Province, within six Months from the Date hereof. And Upon Condition, That if the said Rent, hereby reserved, shall happen to be in Arrear and unpaid for the Space of Three Years, from the time it shall become due, and no Distress can be found on the said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments hereby granted; or if the said WILLIAM WITHERINTON, his Heirs or Assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate yearly, and every Year, at the Rate of Three Acres for every Hundred Acres of Land, and so in Proportion, according to the number of Acres herein contained; or if a Minute or Docket of these Our Letters Patent, shall not be entered in the Office of Our Auditor-General, for the time being, in our said Province, within six Months from the Date hereof, That then, and in any of these Cases, this present Grant shall cease, determine, and be utterly void, and the said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments hereby granted, and every Part and Parcel thereof shall revert to Us, Our Heirs and Successours, as fully and absolutely, as if the same had never been granted.
Given under the Great Seal of Our said Province; W i t n e s s His Ency The Rt. Hy Lord C. G. Montagu, Capt. Gen'l Governour and Commander in chief in and over Our said Province of South Carolina, this Nineteenth Day of November Anno Dom. 1772 in the Thirteenth Year of Our Reign.
C.G. (L.M.S.) Montagu
Signed by His Ency The Governour in Council: Geo Davidson, Pro C.G.
And hath thereunto a Plat thereof annexed, representing the same, certified by John Bremar Deputy Surveyour-General. 12th August 1772
Order No. 4918 Grant to Wm Witherington of 200 Acres Reference SC Archives, Royal Grants Volume 3-N, Page 95
Copied 2 August 2000 from a Photocopy of the Original Document on File in SC Archives by Bill King (Houston, TX) 5h Gr Grandson of Wm Witherington, Sr.
Please add the following 1804 Darlington Deed to the original 1772 King George III grant provided to you earlier. The below indicates a transfer of 200 acres "on both sides of Little Beaver Dam" to Caleb Owen on Feb. 20, 1804. This would appear to be the same 200 Acres as described in the 19 Nov. 1772 King George III grant of 200 Acres To William Witherinton (sp?), and signed by C.G. Montagu, Governour and Commander in Chief in and over Our said Province of South Carolina.
DARLINGTON, SC DEEDS:
WILLIAM WITHERINGTON, SR, Grantor to Caleb Owen, Grantee, Book A, Page 250. Date: Feb. 20, 1804 - 200 acres on both sides of Little Beaver Dam
Information provided by:
William R. King, Jr.
14106 Carolcrest Circle, Houston, TX 77079
GOVERNOR OF THE MISSISSIPPI TERRITORY
TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETINGS
KNOW YE, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor fidelity and abilities of
I do appoint him an Ensign of the 17th Regiment Mississippi Territory, to take rank from the date hereof.
He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of an Ensign by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging.
And I do strictly charge and require all officers and soldiers under his command, to be obedient to his orders as an Ensign .
And he is to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time as he shall receive from the Governor of the Mississippi Territory
for the time being or the other superior officers set over him according to the rules and discipline of war.
This commission to continue in force during the pleasure of the Governor for the time being.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF:
I have caused these letters to be made patent and the seal of the Territory to be hereunto affixed.
GIVEN under my hand at the Town of Washington, Mississippi Territory
The 7th day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 13. and in the 38th Year of the Independence of the United States of America.
Seal of Mississippi Territory David Holmes
Attest: Henry Daingerfield By The Governor
(Back Side of the Commission - Handwritten)
Mississippi Territory, Jackson County
I do hereby certify that William Witherington came before me and was duly
Sworn the Oaths that is appointed by law as an Ensign in Capt. James Ware's
Company in the 17th Regiment of the Mississippi Territory.
Sworn to before me this 4th Sept. 1813.
James Ware (L 2)
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Rev. 8/11/2001 - WRK
BILL KING NOTES:
(1) This is a transcription from a photocopy of original Ensign's Commission of William Witherington, Jr. (1773-1837) of Darlington, SC, Feliciana Parish, LA and Conecuh County, AL, and who is thought to have fought at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.
(2) "GIVEN under my hand at the Town of Washington" (Mississippi) <see below 'History of Mississippi Territory'>
History of Mississippi Territory (Encyclopedia Britannica 'on line')
The original Mississippi Territory created by the U.S. Congress in 1798 was a strip of land extending about 100 miles north to south and from the Mississippi River to the Chattahoochee on the Georgia border. The territory was increased in 1804 and 1812 to reach from Tennessee to the Gulf. In 1817 the western part achieved statehood as Mississippi (the eastern part became the state of Alabama in 1819). Natchez, the first territorial capital, was replaced in 1802 by nearby Washington, which in turn was replaced by Jackson in 1822 as the Capitol of the State of Mississippi.
(3) William Witherington, Jr. was the 4th Great Grandfather of William R. King, Jr. -14106 Carolcrest Circle, Houston, TX 77079
E-Mail Address: < Lynn.Bill.King@pdq.net > - Tel. (281) 493-6767
Years of Service: 1820-1823; 1823-1825
Party: Republican; Jackson Republican
HOLMES, David, a Representative from Virginia and a Senator from Mississippi; born at Mary Ann Furnace, near Hanover, York County, Pa., March 10, 1769; moved to Virginia as a child; attended Winchester Academy, Winchester, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in Harrisonburg, Va.; held several local offices; elected to the Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1809); was not a candidate for re-nomination in 1808; chairman, Committee on Claims (Ninth and Tenth Congresses); moved to the Mississippi Territory; Governor of the Territory of Mississippi 1809-1817; Governor of the State of Mississippi 1817-1820; appointed to the United States Senate from Mississippi as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Walter Leake; subsequently elected and served from August 30, 1820, to September 25, 1825, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixteenth Congress); again Governor of Mississippi, but stepped down due to ill health 1826; returned to Winchester, Va., in 1827; died at Jordan’s Sulphur Springs, near Winchester, Va., on August 20, 1832; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.
Bibliography: DAB; Conrad, D.H. ‘David Holmes: First Governor of Mississippi.’ Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society 4 (1921): 234-57; Hildreth, Howard P. “David Holmes.” Virginia Cavalcade 16 (Spring 1967): 38-40.
From the Political
Holmes, David (1769-1832) Born near Hanover, Pa., March 10, 1769. U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1797-1809 (at-large 1797-1807, 4th District 1807-09); Governor of Mississippi Territory, 1809-17; Governor of Mississippi, 1817-20, 1826; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1820-25. Died near Winchester, Va., August 20, 1832. Interment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va. Holmes County, Miss. is named for him.
The above is a
computerized version of the photocopy of the original handwritten document
signed by Governor David Holmes of the Mississippi Territory dated 7 July 1813,
which commissions WILLIAM WITHERINGTON (Jr.) as an Ensign in the 17th
Regiment of the Mississippi Territory Militia. It is not known if
Ensign Witherington's service was in Alabama during the Creek Indian Wars of
1813-1814, or if he served with General Jackson at the Battle of Mobile Bay or
the Battle of New Orleans (1815) during the War of 1812 against the British
William Witherington, Jr.
Born: April 11, 1773 at Little Beaver Dam/Lynches Creek, Craven County, SC
Died: August 25, 1837 at Sepulga District, Conecuh County, AL.
Place of burial is not known, but is said to have been buried on early Witherington land located near the Sepulga River, north of Evergreen, AL.
Wife: Sarah 'Sally' Stanley, daughter of Sands Stanley and Zilphia Edwards.
Parents: William Witherington Sr. and Elizabeth Lewis
of Craven County, NC.
The family lived in Feliciana Parish, Mississippi Territory (now Louisiana) from about 1809 until 1819, when the family moved to Conecuh County, Alabama, a few miles northwest of Evergreen, Alabama. Records indicate that William Witherington, Jr. served as one of the first Justices of the Peace in Conecuh County as early as 1820.
Note: William Witherington, Jr and Sarah 'Sally' Stanley were the parents of John Witherington (1801-1855), who with wife Mary Ellis and their daughter, Martha Caroline Witherington King (and husband-John T. King), migrated from Conecuh County, Alabama about 1846 to Ouachita (now Calhoun) County, Arkansas and settled in the area near Artesian (south of Hampton).
Prepared by: William
R. King, Jr. (Houston, TX)
4th Great Grandson of William Witherington, Jr. and Sarah 'Sally' Stanley
5th Great Grandson of Sands Stanley and Zilphia Edwards
5th Great Grandson of William Witherington, Sr. and Elizabeth Lewis
EMail Address: Lynn.Bill.King@pdq.net
JOHANNES KOLB PLANTATION
"Each spring, a team of professional and student archaeologists arrives to unearth artifacts on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River. The team is led by archaeologists Chris Judge and Carl Steen of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust Program and the dig site is believed to be a 1730's era homestead that belonged to Johannes Kolb. A German immigrant, Kolb is considered the founder of the Kolb, Kulp and Culp families found in South Carolina and in many other places throughout the nation, making the site one of genealogical importance as well.
Early evidence provided by Mechanicsville native Ernest L. "Chip" Helms had confirmed that the site contained evidence of prehistoric and colonial occupation....
An initial survey of the Kolb site in July of 1996 prompted more investigation, and in August of 1997, the site not only produced evidence of an 18th century homesite, but also evidence of Early Archaic occupation dating back 11,000 years. ...
In 1998, archaeologists, archaeology students and other volunteers returned to the site for two weeks during the college spring break.....They returned during spring break of this year for their third season of study and plan to return again mid-March 2000. The site is open to the public during the annual dig, with special focus each year on the first Saturday...
Probably the most significant find this year was the 'trash pit,' Judge says, lending credence to the adage that 'one man's trash is another man's treasure.'......
The Native American links to the site are a primary reason Michelle Schohn, a graduate student completing her doctorate, volunteers to work the dig. Schohn is descended from both bands of Pee Dee Indians: the Pee Dee Indian Association band and the Beaver Creek band of Pee Dee Indians."
This article, by Jacki Madewell, appears in its entirety in the July/August 1999 issue of Pee Dee Magazine.
Permission was granted to print excerpts from this article by Pee Dee Magazine>. Their e-mail address is: pdmag@MarlboroElectric.net If you are interested in obtaining the entire article, you may write to them at: Pee Dee Magazine, Circulation Department, P.O. Box 2006, Conway, S.C. 29528 or you may call them at 1-800-400-1173 or 803-248-6087.
Land Grant to William Witherington
Our thanks go again to Bill King for contributing this to the ODDC SCGS web site.
George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, and so forth,
To ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS shall come, GREETINGS; KNOW YE, THAT WE of Our Special Grace, certain Knowledge and mere Motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs and Successours,
DO GIVE AND GRANT unto William Witherinton his Heirs and Assigns a Plantation or Tract of Land containing:
Two Hundred Acres situated in Craven County on the N.E. side of Lynches Creek near the fork on a place called the Little Beaver Dam bounded on all sides by vacant land.
And hath such Shape, Form and Marks, as appear by a Plat thereof, hereunto annexed; Together with all Wods, Under-woods, Timber and Timber-trees, Lakes, Ponds, Fishings, Waters, Water-couries, Profits, Commodities, Appurtenances and Hereditaments, whatsoever thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining; Together with Priviledge of Hunting, Hawking and Fowling in and upon the same, and all Mines and Minerals whatsoever; Saving and Reserving, nevertheless, to Us, Our Heirs and Successours, all White Pine-trees, if any there should be found growing thereon; and also Saving and Reserving, nevertheless, to Us Our Heirs and Successours, One Tenth-Part of Mines of Gold and Silver only; TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of Two Hundred Acres of Land and all and singular other the Premises hereby granted unto the said Wm Witherinton, his Heirs and Assigns forever, in free and common Soccage. The said William Witherinton, his Heirs and Assigns Yielding and Paying therefor; unto Us, Our Heirs and Successours, or to Our Receiver-General for the time being, or to his Deputy or Deputies for the Time being, yearly, that is to say, on the Twenty-fifth Day of March, in every Year at the Rate of Three Shillings Sterling, or Four Shillings Proclamation-Money, for every Hundred Acres, and so in Proportion, according to the Number of Acres contained herin; the same to commence at the Expiration of Two Years from the Date hereof. Provided Always, and this present Grant is upon Condition, nevertheless, that the said Wm Witherinton, his Heirs or Assigns, shall and do yearly, and every Year, after the Date of these Presents, clear and cultivate, at the Rate of Three Acres for every Hundred Acres of Land, and so in Proportion, according to the Number of Acres herein contained; and also, shall and do enter a Minute or Docket of these our Letters-Patent, in the office of Our Auditor-General for the Time being, in Our said Province, within six Months from the Date hereof. And Upon Condition, That if the said Rent, hereby reserved, shall happen to be in Arrear and unpaid for the Space of Three Years, from the time it shall become due, and no Distress can be found on the said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments hereby granted; or if the said William Witherinton, his Heirs or Assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate yearly, and every Year, at the Rate of Three Acres for every Hundred Acres of Land, and so in Proportion, according to the number of Acres herein contained; or if a Minute or Docket of these Our Letters Patent, shall not be entered in the Office of Our Auditor-General, for the time being, in our said Province, within six Months from the Date hereof, That then, and in any of these Cases, this present Grant shall cease, determine, and be utterly void, and the said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments hereby granted, and every Part and Parcel thereof shall revert to Us, Our Heirs and Successours, as fully and absolutely, as if the same had never been granted.
Given under the Great Seal of Our said Province;
W i t n e s s : His Ency The Rt. Hy Lord C. G. Montagu, Capt. General Governour and Commander in chief in and over Our said Province of South Carolina, this Nineteenth Day of November Anno Dom. 1772 in the Thirteenth Year of Our Reign.
C.G. (L.M.S.) Montagu
Signed by His Ency The Governour in Council: Geo Davidson, Pro C.G.
And hath thereunto a Plat thereof annexed, representing the same, certified by
John Bremar Deputy Surveyour-General. 12th August 1772
Order No. 4918 (no date provided)
Grant to Wm Witherinton of 200 Acres
Reference SC Archives, Royal Grants
Volume 3-N, Page 95
Above Copied 2 August 2000 from a Photocopy of the Original Document on File in SC Archives by Bill King firstname.lastname@example.org Houston, TX
DARLINGTON, SC DEEDS:
WILLIAM WITHERINGTON, SR, Grantor to Caleb Owen, Grantee, Book A, Page 250. Date: Feb. 20, 1804 - 200 acres on both sides of Little Beaver Dam
Note: This second 1804 deed is apparently the same 200 acre parcel of land identified in the above 1772 Grant by King George III to William Witherinton.
Message from John L. Andrews of the ODDGS Hartsville, Darlington CO, SC on 6/20/2000
Witherington's Mill Pond is now called Clyde Mill Pond. It is located right at Gum Branch Baptist Church. The "old Camden Road" runs by the mill pond. A stream that begins in Chesterfield County called Beaverdam was dammed up to create the mill pond.
I ran across a reference on a death certificate last week of a cemetery named "Beaverdam Cemetery." I'm sure it refers to the same area. I looked for this cemetery five or six years ago, but never could find it. It existed as late as the 1940's. I wonder if it began as a family burying ground for the Witheringtons and neighborhood families......do you have anything in your records about such a cemetery?
Darlington and Chesterfield Counties were both on the North side of Lynches Creek and Kershaw and Sumter Counties were on the South side of Lynches Creek. The North fork of the creek was the boundary between Chesterfield and Kershaw Counties. Two branches of the creek converged right at the Chesterfield - Darlington line (where the old Camden Road crossed over the creek at Tiller's Ferry). From that point on, Lynches Creek formed the boundary between Darlington and Sumter Counties.
Little Beaver Dam is a tributary (in Chesterfield County) of Black Creek, as well as ANOTHER creek known as Big Beaver Dam. This last mentioned creek is a separate and different creek from the Beaver Dam that Witherington's Mill Pond was located on near Gum Branch Church. The "Chesterfield" Big Beaver Dam is located five miles up Black Creek from the Chesterfield-Darlington County Line. Little Beaver Dam is another 2.5 miles up Black Creek from Big Beaver Dam Creek.
There is a 1806 (or so) map of the Darlington - Chesterfield County line area from Lynches Creek to the head of Cedar Creek. The map was made to establish the County line. Along the boundary are listed the various land owners who live on either side of the line. "Witherington" is listed just inside the county line near the "Darlington" Beaver Dam. Just across the line in Chesterfield County is "King."
John Andrews - Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS PO Box 175, Hartsville, SC 29550
In a publication "South Carolina Baptist 1670- 1805" by Leah Townsend the following was found in Virginia Witherington's research:
WILLIAM WITHERINGTON Lower Fork of Lynches Creek Church was probably the branch meeting house built by First Lynches Creek Church in 1770 on Thomas Rouse's land near Little Lynches Creek located in Chesterfield District about 16 or 17 miles before Upper Fork of Lynches Creeks.
Messrs. Evan Pugh and Edmund Botsford helped to constitute the church in 1789, and it united with the Charleston Association in the same year under the care of Rev. Joshua Palmer. By 1796, the church had a meeting place called Boggy Swamp where it gathered most of the time, with occasional meetings in 1797 at Witherington's Mill at Lower Fork of Lynches Creek.
The church records in 1798 are incomplete. There was bitter dissension among church members during that year. Bro. Wm Witherington refused to commune, said he did not consider himself one of the church and also declared that if the land had been his over which Rev. Bonds had opened a path to the meeting house, he would "check him with the law". Fellowship was withdrawn from Mr. Witherington.
Statistics of Lower Fork of Lynches Creek Church 1789-1804 show that the Messenger to the Association for the years 1793, 1794, and again in 1803 was William Witherington.
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Early Marriages Gleaned from the pages of “THE DIARIES OF EVAN PUGH”, 1762-1801
Rev. Pugh started out as a minister at the Welsh Neck Baptist Church, but was dismissed and received a call to the church at Cashway by Feb 1767. Church was later called Mt. Pleasant . The names are typed just as he spelled them.
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43 Feb 21, 1765 Solomon Russel to Martha Brown
1765 Capt. Alexander McKintosh to
48 Aug 12, 1765 William Hewstess to Ann Sutton
51 Dec 20, 1765 David Harry to Dinah David
Evans, (no bride mentioned)
62 Jan 06, 1767 Married Mr. Lord (no bride mentioned)
67 Sept 1, 1767 Thornhil to Bizzel
67 Sept 3, 1767 Married Authur Cobb (nbm)
68 Oct 15, 1767 Married Jno Keith
75 June 28, 1768 Married John Jones
76 July 21, 1768 Married Joseph Dabs
77 Aug 24, 1768 Clark to Newbery
77 Aug 26, 1768 Justice etc
77 Sept 1, 1768 Isom Ellis
78 Oct 22, 1768 Charles Yerbey & hettibel Kolb
81 Jan 3, 1769 Herring to Hatchfield
81 Jan 30, 1769 Briton Jonson to Mary Lewis
83 Apr 24, 1769 Jno Morgan
85 July 5, 1769 Jno Oliver to Winifred Lewis
95 May 1, 1770 Evan Pugh to Ms Patty Magee
100 Sept 21, 1770 Natl’l Sanders to Marcy MiCall
107 April 21, 1771 Arthur Hart to Elizabeth Williams
107 April 23, 1771 Charles Dewitt to Mercy McCall
109 June 12, 1771 Benj. Kolb to Elizabeth Murfee
July 11, 1771
Joshuah Jone to Mary Hary
114 Oct 17, 1771 James Fenney to Ann Goin
116 Dec 24, 1771 Joseph Wood to Jane Webb
118 Feb 4, 1772 Hugh Gills to Sarah Ball
118 Feb 17, 1772 Uzzel Lowrey to Wenifred Edmons
118 Feb 22, 1772 Rubin White to Milly Alen
118 Mar 2, 1772 Geos. Hickman to Mary White
119 Mar 17, 1772 John Dial or Dyar to Susana Morgan
120 Jan 5, 1773 John Edwards to Mary Griffeth
123 May 2, 1773 John McCall to Mary Dewitt
123 May 5, 1773 Josua Edwards to Ann Kolb
124 June 6, 1773 Abel Lewis to Sarah Baker
126 Aug 8, 1773 John Skot to Rebecah Evans
128 Oct 30, 1773 John Hardey to Sarah Alquire
129 Nov 25, 1773 Charles Acock to Sarah House
131 Jan 9, 1774 John Knight to Rachel Anderson
132 Feb 24, 1774 Married Pagett
133 Mar 31, 1774 Steven Boutwell to Grace Bizzell
133 Apr 12, 1774 John Norwood
136 July 5, 1774 Benj.Wood to Sofie Chance
136 July 21, 1774 Mr. Byrd to Ann Watkins
138 Sept 5, 1774 Barnet Cane to Jean Bently
138 Sept 8, 1774 Wm. Green to Elizabeth Finkley
138 Sept 26, 1774 Stephen Sabaston to Aylsey Robertson
139 Nov 7, 1774 Ed. Wing to Mary Lowry
142 Jan 12, 1775 Hugh McMuldrow to Jane McDowel
142 Jan 26, 1775 Saml Mixon to Kesiah Smith
143 Mar 6, 1775 Charles Hmford to Sarah James
144 Apr 16, 1775 Peter Pye to Mary Gaskins
145 May 2, 1775 George Chery to Catey Megee
145 May 2, 1775 Benjm Jones to Patsy Marsingell
145 May 4, 1775 Andrew Dubose to Elizabeth Mims
145 May 11, 1775 John Ward to Susan Stone
146 May 25, 1775 John Lucas to Mary Wilds
147 June 29, 1775 Wm. Hewson to Elizabeth Bevel
148 Aug 9, 1775 James Courtney to Sarah Lee
148 Aug 11, 1775 Malichi Murfee to Jane Night
151 Nov 23, 1775 Married Henry Colcut
151 Dec 14, 1775 James Colman to Rachel Kolb
154 Mar 7, 1776 Married Moses Fort
155 Mar 27, 1776 Married Caleb Bruce
155 Mar 28, 1776 Ben. Allen Cooper to Jane Russell
157 Jun 3, 1776 Wm Hyer to Elizabeth Wear
158 July 2, 1776 Married “Old Fields” ( ?)
158 July 3, 1776 Hatcher to Sela Magee
163 Jan 9, 1777 Jno David
168 July 10, 1777 Thos Night to Faney Newnam
171 Nov 6, 1777 Jno Newnam
Roan to Mary Evans at
Jan 8, 1778
John Connila to Mary Wood
Feb 12, 1778
Rev. Winchester, (minister of
178 July 28, 1778 Married Nailer
179 Aug 25, 1778 Michel Mixon to Margaret Russel
180 Oct 11, 1778 Old Mr. Newnam
185 Mar 21, 1779 P. Kolb to Sarah Edwards
190 Oct 21, 1779 Married Robt. Hodge
191 Nov 4, 1779 McInzey & Rebeca Cox
191 Nov 11, 1779 Married Mr. Dabbs
193 Jan 20, 1780 Married Rosher
203 Jan 21, 1781 Married James Magee
208 July 24, 1781 Married Hunt
209 July 29, 1781 Dubose to S. James
209 Sept 13, 1781 LachLan McIntosh
211 Nov 8, 1781 Haris Dewitt to Elizabeth Brockenton
220 Oct. 17, 1782 Anderson
224 Oct 24, 1782 Thos Goodson to Sarah Jenkins
228 July 29, 1783 Jesse Williamson
230 Sept 24, 1783 Col. Pawley’s daughter
238 July 8, 1784 Jno Keith
239 July 27, 1784 Mary Dargan
240 Aug 17, 1784 George Miers
241 Sept 22, 1784 Soln Wright to Delila Goodson
241 Sept 24, 1784 James Dubose
248 June 16, 1785 Thos Bryant to Martha Ogelsbee
252 Nov 21, 1785 Jno Muldrow over at Jeffrey’s Creek
253 Dec 21, 1785 Mikel Camble to Milly Webb
254 Jan 7, 1786 George Cherry to Jane Cannon
258 June 8, 1786 John Wright
261 Sept 28, 1786 Steven Hines to Mary Cooper
263 Dec. 7, 1786 Christefer Reynels to Sarah Webb
264 Dec 28, 1786 Peter Bozman to Sarah Brown
265 Jan 18, 1787 John Blake to Jane Enocks
265 Jan 25, 1787 Jno Flowers
267 Mar 15, 1787 Gillis Wright
267 Mar 22, 1787 Jehu Kolb
268 April 19, 1787 Gray Bryant to Narsey Webb
268 Apr 24, 1787 Lewis Neel to Rachel Mason
273 Oct 18, 1787 Lewis Blalock
273 Nov 1, 1787 John King
277 Feb 26, 1788 Robt Cample to Lucia Blair
277 Feb 28, 1788 Married Young at Holliway’s
July 10, 1788
Married Henry Young at
291 July 2, 1789 John Windham to Nancy Wadkins
291 Aug 4, 1789 Rev John Brown to Frances Ayers
295 Dec 3, 1789 Cornelious Keith to Ednah Jurden
298 Mar 11, 1790 Married Teal
302 June 24, 1790 Robert Lide to Mary Hollaway
309 Mar 3, 1791 Married Fred Dewitt
311 Apr 21, 1791 Married Wm. Rowell
312 May 19, 1791 Mr. Adam Marshall to Mary Gregg
314 July 14, 1791 Arter Goodson
314 July 21, 1791 Willm Fletcher to Sarah Best
315 Aug 25, 1791 Jno Kennedy to Lula Brasher
316 Sept 29, 1791 Married Jacob Hill
318 Nov 24, 1791 Alexr Fountain
319 Dec 26, 1791 Married Butler
Mar 8, 1792
Wm Dabbs to Martha Cherry at
May 17, 1792
Solomon Hughs to
324 May 23, 1792 John Welch
325 July 12, 1792 James Marlow to Hannah Newberry
327 Sept 13, 1792 Valentin Hathcock
327 Sept 13, 1792 Cornelius Mandeville
328 Sept 25, 1792 Asa Moody to Charity Pipins
329 Nov 15, 1792 Married tiner
333 Feb 6, 1793 Fred Wood
334 Apr 5, 1793 David ware to Bet Defee
335 Apr 27, 1793 Jessie Cox
339 Aug 22, 1793 James Lide to Jane Halloway
340 Sept 26, 1793 David Archer to Ann Kolb
345 Mar 3, 1794 John Spights
Aug 21, 1794
George Cannon to
353 Nov 20, 1794 Wm Brockinton to Pene Benton
354 Dec 18, 1794 Jacob Flowers to Anne Hutson
354 Dec 23, 1794 George James to Sarah Wingat
355 Jan 1, 1795 James Holaway to Elizabeth Watkins
359 June 4, 1795 Married John Moody
367 Feb 11, 1796 Jno Cottingham to Saley Meggs
367 Mar 13, 1796 Married Enus
369 Apr 28, 1796 Demsey Fountain @ John Sander’s
May 12, 1796
Hugh Lide to Elizabeth Pugh
370 June 23, 1796 Married Jolly Webb
371 July 21, 1796 Tho’s Wood at Charl. Jenkin’s
374 Nov 10, 1796 George McCall to Elizabeth Sanders
375 Dec. 29, 1796 G. Hodges @ N. Sander’s
376 Feb 5, 1797 Rob’t Reeves to Ann Due
379 May 2, 1797 Edward Burch to Mary Ann Wilson
379 May 7, 1797 Wm Lang
379 May 18, 1797 James Lewis to Jenny Chambliss
380 June 4, 1797 John McInsay
June 8, 1797
Went up to Roblings Neck to
382 Aug 6, 1797 Married Tom Rowel
383 Sept 21, 1797 Levy Gray to Ann Newberry
384 Nov 16, 1797 Robt Nettles to Anne Whitworth
385 Dec 21, 1797 Noel Wadle to Mary Hodge
387 Jan 11, 1798 William Jinkins to Marry Flowers
387 Jan 30, 1798 John Darby to Mary Lack
June 7, 1798
Orison Hines to Catharin Knight
392 July 1, 1798 Sheperd Williams to Elizabeth Cherry
392 July 5, 1798 John War.
392 July 26, 1798 Isa. Watkins @Jeffrey’s Creek
393 Aug 14, 1798 Henry Cannon
396 Dec 20, 1798 Wm. Coleman to Martha Howcut
396 Dec 27, 1798 Charles McCall
397 Jan 20, 1799 George Bruce to Betsy Benton
407 Dec 19, 1799 Wm Petagrew to Susanah Dargan