HISTORY OF WILLIAMSBURG. Something About the People of Williamsburg County, South Carolina, from the First Settlement by Europeans About 1705 until 1923. William Willis Boddie.
HISTORY OF WILLIAMSBURG. Something About the People of Williamsburg County, South Carolina, from the First Settlement by Europeans About 1705 until 1923

HISTORY OF WILLIAMSBURG. Something About the People of Williamsburg County, South Carolina, from the First Settlement by Europeans About 1705 until 1923

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Orig. pub. Columbia 1923. Reprinted 1980, 1992, 1999. Print on Demand Edition 2015. (ii), x , 612 pp., index + maps, illus. Item #135
ISBN: 9780871523372

A pine tree on the north bank of the Black River, called the King's Tree by an early explorer, became the focal point of settlement in what is now Williamsburg County, and gave the name to the county seat. This history gives an account of settlement under the Lords Proprietors and the names of everyone who had settled there by 1737. It is particularly rich in genealogical material, contained in sketches of individuals, lists of county officers, ministers and members of churches, early documents, settlers and officials, wills with names of family members involved, sketches of Revolutionary War officials, and land claims and owners in 1788. Genealogical information is also found in the Census of 1790; taxpayers and amounts paid in 1811; Civil War muster rolls with officers, deaths, and excerpts from diaries; and lists of teachers, officers of banks, and soldiers in the Spanish-American War and World War I. In all, approximately 9000 individuals are named. General history is discussed under the topics of economic and agricultural conditions, churches, government, social life, wars, religion, roads and ferries, Nullification, transportation, slavery and Secession, Reconstruction, post-Civil War history, education, and growth and development of the county in the twentieth century.

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