Fall 1996

The Darlington Flag Newsletter

  Miscellaneous Abstracts from Pre-Civil War Cheraw, South Carolina Newspapers, by James C. Pigg.  Do you have an ancestor who lived in Chesterfield County, SC between 1823 and 1857?  Are you having difficulty in finding information on this ancestor because of the absence of extant Chesterfield records?  If the answer to these two questions is yes, then this book is for you.  As the title implies, Jim Pigg has abstracted a variety of items from Cheraw newspapers between the dates 1823 and 1857.  Included in these abstracts are obituaries, marriage notices, sheriff’s sales, estate notices, equity notices, coroner’s sales, notices of land sales, Common Plea notices, Slave sales, etc.  The neighboring counties of Darlington, Marlboro, Lancaster, and Anson County (NC) are also mentioned in many of these notices.  The newspapers of Cheraw regularly published legal notices for these counties.  The value of these notices to the genealogist was greatly enhanced when the probate records of Chesterfield were lost at the end of the War Between the States.  No serious Chesterfield researcher can afford not to have access to this information.  Again, Jim and Julie Pigg are to be commended on their efforts to make Chesterfield District more accessible to genealogists.  Soft cover, full name index. Price: $20.00 plus $4.00 shipping for first book and $1.50 for each additional book.

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