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Old Darlington District Genealogy 
Chapter of The South Carolina 
Genealogical Society

Records, Documents and Family Name

Hartsville Genealogical Research Library
114 South Fourth Street
(mailing address P.O. Box 175)
Hartsville, SC 29551-0175

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This page contains records, documents, or family data such as Bibles, Wills, or lists that we have located or that has been shared with us by others or gleaned from old records We thank those who have been so generous in sharing and hope that some of you will find these items helpful in your research. If you have any information that you would like to share here, please e-mail the..Web Manager... with a description of the material.

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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

1813

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

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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. WILL

Will of
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)

Witness:

Moses Sanders
William Williams
George Bruce

Recorded in Will Book 5, Page 199
Recorded 7th day July 1818

George Bruce Ordy. D.D.
Apt. A Pkg. 464

SECOND DOCUMENT:

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.

                                                                                                     MOSES SANDERS
                                                                                                          (Signature)

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.

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The Family of William Witherington Sr. of Darlington District, SC

1.    William Witherington, Sr. b: February 10, 1740/41 in Cheraws District, NC d: 
        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

    2.    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

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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.)

South Carolina

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.
lynn.bill.king@pdq.net
14106 Carolcrest Circle, Houston, TX 77079
(281) 493-6767

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DAVID HOLMES

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 

William Witherington

            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

HOLMES, David  1769-1832
Governor, Mississippi Territory 1809-1817
Governor, State of Mississippi 1817-1820

US Senate:
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 Graveyard:
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 Empire.

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
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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.

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Land Grant to William Witherington

Our thanks go again to Bill King for contributing this to the ODDC SCGS web site.

South Carolina

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 lynn.bill.king@pdq.net 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.

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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

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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.

Submitted by:  Joanne Harley  harleyclan@coastalnet.com 

 PAGE     DATE                     NAME                                                                    PAGE     DATE                     NAME

43     Feb 21, 1765     Solomon Russel to Martha Brown

45     May 21, 1765     Capt. Alexander McKintosh to 
                                        Rachel Young

48     Aug 12, 1765     William Hewstess to Ann Sutton

51     Dec 20, 1765     David Harry to Dinah David

58     Sept 23, 1766     David Evans, (no bride mentioned) 
                                       at residence of James’s

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

110    July 11, 1771    Joshuah Jone to Mary Hary 
                                        (at home of James 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

173    Jan 8, 1778     John Roan to Mary Evans at 
                                      Mr. Jackson’s

173    Jan 8, 1778     John Connila to Mary Wood  
                                     
at Jolly Webb’s

174    Feb 12, 1778    Rev. Winchester, (minister of 
                                      Welsh Neck, 2nd marriage probably)

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

281    July 10, 1788    Married Henry Young at 
                                        Holaway’s   plantation at the river

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

321    Mar 8, 1792        Wm Dabbs to Martha Cherry at 
                                          Geo. Cherry’s

324    May 17, 1792       Solomon Hughs to 
                                           Elizabeth Thornwell

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

350    Aug 21, 1794      George Cannon to 
                                          Susanah Williamson

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

369    May 12, 1796     Hugh Lide to Elizabeth Pugh 
                                         (*Rev. Pugh’s daughter)

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

380    June 8, 1797      Went up to Roblings Neck to 
                                         marry John Darby, was disappointed

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

391    June 7, 1798      Orison Hines to Catharin Knight 
                                          at James Hines

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

 

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