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CAMBER Am hunting the death date and burial of Thomas Camber. Resident of Purrysburgh, who died in the first three months of 1774, likely buried with his wife Dorothy Camber, the former Dorothy Butler, of butler's Island. Owned large estate facing the river. 23 Sept. 2003 Peter D. Gold
CAMPBELL CAMPBELL, Wm & wife Elizabeth; dau. Anna b.c. 1830s, and son Martin.  22 Feb. 2001 J. Nielson Jilote
Canad(a)y I am looking for information on the Canad(a)y family who settled in the Beaufort area. I am looking for Silas Canad(a)y-- his ancestors and descendants. I have some information on those that settled in Dorchester County. Any help would be appreciated. (4/8/00 11:56:28 AM) Gale Vaughan
CAPERS Searching for Janet CAPERS or Sarah Janet CAPERS who married Thomas ROBERTSON about 1812-1817 in Beaufort Co. Would like any information on Janet's parents or siblings. Thomas Robertson served in the War of 1812 in Beaufort. (9/18/97) Rebecca Miller
CAPERS Looking for connections of other Capers to: Leonidus R. Capers b: abt 1819 - probably Beaufort Co, SC. By 1850 and 1860 he is in Carroll Parrish, La. By 1870 and 1880 he and his sons move into Texas. Names of sons were: Caleb L., William W., Richard C., Jessie T., O'Banion W., Virginius L. All sons appear to have been born in Louisiana. Thanks for any help you can provide on connections with this name. (1/25/98 1:14:01 PM) Susan Ginnings
CAPERS My mother Irene Todd Capers, was born in Fripp Point, St. Helena Island, and moved to Eddings Point Rd., St. Helena Island.  My grandparents were Geneva Capers and Evans Capers born 1900.  My mother and I are rebuilding our family tree.  We are African American folks, my mother was born to Daisy and Evans Capers in St. Helena Island, SC (Fripp Point).  My grand father's father was Paris Capers born about 1860 - he lived to 106 years.  Can anyone supply additional information, does not matter to me if decendants are white or black, I need the connections please.  28 March 2005. Robert Shipman Jr.
CARPENTER Could some one please advice as to how to obtain newspaper information re a murder in Ridgeland in 7/1978. The name is Patricia Carpenter, fathers name Raymond, a cousin of my Father.  July 2006 Sharon Stendel Pratt
CAUSEY Seeking forebears of Allen Causey, B. in Beaufort Co., ca 1797-1871. Wife was Mary Crapse, B. ca 1806-1878. Both buried in Lebanon Church Cemetery near Estill, S.C. Any help with this family would be gratefully appreciated. (4/15/98 9:17:49 PM) No Name Given
CAUSEY Seek info on William CAUSEY, lived in the Beaufort District near Pipes Creek c1789-1801. He was a church leader at the Pipes Creek church where Hadley Moses was Pastor. William's first wife (name unrecorded) died about 1801. William CAUSEY and five of his married children, the Whittington family, and Isaac Jackson moved to Amite Co., MS. Seek info on William's first wife, any children that may have remained in SC and have descendants there today, and his domicile from about 1782 until 1789. Before the RW I believe that William lived in Caroline Co., MD at Choptank. He lived there until 1776 when he spent two years in a Caroline Co. unit and then served four years with Francis Marion. I don't know if he was in SC or MD or elsewhere during the years from 1782 until 1789. (9/13/97) Lloyd Causey
CENSUS Does anyone have a copy of 1850 Beaufort County Census? Need a look up on 2 family names. Roy Wessinger in AL 15 July 2001 Roy Wessinger
CHAPLIN I am researching my grandmother's history. Her name was Orrie Chaplin born Dec 20, 1908. Her mother's and father name was Fred and Emma Chaplin. Brother and sister to include Helen, Fred Jr, Flossie. (3/31/99 5:12:25 PM) Sandra Chandler
CHEVES I am working on a Journal and Muster Roll for the Second Seminole War 1835 - 1842. In the Feb., 1836 Muster Roll Landon Cheves, II is shown as "Joined at Picolata." This Muster Roll was made on board the steam boat, James Boatwright, as they stopped at Savannah as they steamed along from Gramby on the Congaree at Columbia, SC going to St. Augustine, FL. It appears that Landon joined them near Savannah after the roll was completed. Most of the other one hundred or so men were shown as, "From What Place" then listing his home district, Richland, Edgefield, Sumter and so forth.  Landon's father, Judge Landon Cheves, was said to have retired from political life and operated a Rice Plantation near Susannah from about 1835 until his death in 1857. I suspect that Picolata is on the Susannah River in western Beaufort Co., SC and that the Delta Plantation was also near this place. So far, I have been unable to locate either of these on a map and would appreciate help on this. Judge Cheves was also a historian and an architect of sorts. He designed a number of his houses in SC and PA. It sure would be great to find a picture of his Delta Plantation.  18 July 2002 Bob Hemphill
CHAPMAN Ann CHAPMAN married Benjamin HEAPE. Their son, John Mitchell HEAPE, Jr. b abt 1804 married Martha Susannah MARVIN. All from the Beaufort County, SC area. Any info on these lines will be appreciated. (8/8/97) Jim Strickland
CHISOLM I am looking for Edward Chisholm, a slave belonging to one of the Chisolm/Chisholm families in the surrounding area. Edward, sometimes called Ned or Ed was born around 1814 in South Carolina, one of his parents were born in Virgina. Edward was in the Gainesville, Florida area around 1855, he wasn't listed on the 1860 census, but was listed on the 1870 census. If you have any information on my grat great grand father please email me at zkai Thank you in advance. (2/7/99 5:54:57 PM) Antoinette Russell
CHURCHES Looking for information regarding churches on Hilton Head Island in 1785. Supposedly my 4th g-grandfather married his wife there. Are there any photos?  25 May 2007 Donna Schulte Loth


Does anyone know the parents of this James CLARK? James married Ann "Nancy" HORNE in BEAUFORT District, SC on 29 March 1810. A few years later they moved to GA. James may have been born 11 Feb 1788, and he died 21 March 1842. The children of James and Nancy were: Nicholas J.; John; Richard; William; Mary; Sophia; James. I have information on this family after they arrived in GA, and I am willing to share. (4/25/99) Carolyn H. Andersen
CLASTRIER CLASTRIER, Maximillian.  b. 1758 France. Arrived Beaufort, SC 1778.   22 Feb. 2001 J. Nielson Jilote
CLEARWATER Seeking info on Benjamin Clearwater listed on 1790 census for Beaufort SC. (12/24/98 2:49:23 PM) Pam Mercer Askin
CLELAND JOHN CLELAND was born Feb 19, 1839, in the Beaufort District. Some sources say he may have lived near the Ridgeland/Gillisonville area, now JASPER county. Seek info on his parentage! There was a JOHN CLELAND with a family in the S.C. 1840 Census, but no evidence in 1850. In an application for Civil War pension in 1900, John Cleland stated that he came to Pierce County, Georgia in 1847, but no evidence in Georgia 1850 census. He was found in Pierce County, Georgia in the 1860 census married to Elender (believed to be SMITH-not confirmed) They named their first son HANSFORD, apparently after a relative.... their second child was named MARY. This was a real patriot of the Civil War cause, serving 3 1/2 years in Northern Virginia while Sherman was marching through Georgia and S.C. He was at the Appomatix surrender. In Georgia he was associated with the family SURNAMES of RIGGINS, LUGG, ELIZABETH RICE YOUMANS, JAMES S. YOUMANS. (5/28/97) Thomas E. Cleland
COE James G & Rachel Ann Coe and their family moved to Beaufort Carolina in the late 1790's. They remained in the area owning extensive tracts of land until about 1810-15. James had several brothers which may have also lived in the area(I do not have any names). James and Rachel Ann are ancestors of my family. Does anyone have any info on this family? (2/7/99 5:55:45 PM) Rhona Panton
COLLINS Mary COLLINS m. in 1695 at St. Helens Parish, to Colonel Alexander Paris. He b. ca. 1665 and d. 1735. They had John, Alexander, Anne,and Jane.(possibly another daughter). Mary and Alexanders grandson, John Alexander Paris, b. ca. 1724, Beaufort, m. in 1750, Elizabeth OLLINS. I would be happy to correspond with others who may know of this COLLINS name. (7/6/98 8:47:44 PM) Diane Graham
colors mascot I am trying to determine what the school colors/mascot were for Beaufort High School in 1944. My Grandmother and her siblings graduated from that school. They have all since passed away. My Grandmother was a cheerleader, and my Uncle was on the football team. I have her scrapbooks and a few pictures, however they are in black and white and there is no mention of the colors in the books.. I called the school but they kind of laughed at me. I hope you can help me, or direct me to who can. Sept. 2006 Linda Cignarale
CONGLETON Searching for Major Moses Congleton, b. 4 oct. 1763, parents: William Congleton and Mary ? Moses married 1788 in Northampton Co., Pa. to Mary Grimes . They had a daughter, Marie Congleton 1795 who married in Virginia to Thomas Good of Pa. I am interested in sharing with any Congleton's. I believe these Congleton's probably came from So. Carolina port city in Beaufort Co. (8/9/98 11:20:04 AM) Karen Crosby
CONNAWAY I am looking for information on PHILIP CONNAWAY who was in Beauford Co. between 1783 & 1785. He served on a petit Jury in 1783; had 56 returns in the Original Index Book Showing the Revolutionary Claims Filed in SC between 1783-1786; and he received 30 pounds silver in 1785 in SC for military service. I believe he is the same PHILIP CONNAWAY who purchased land in Wilkes Co, Georgia 1785 & died there 1792-7. Was Henry Conaway b 1783 in SC who married 1806 Warren County, Georgia his son? (6/15/99 5:18:59 PM) Dianne Conaway Blankenstein
COOK Looking for Rev Thomas A. Cook b 1812 Scotland, arrived in Charleston, SC with his mother Dr. Marie Louisa Cook in 1819. Settled in Beaufort, SC. Rev Cook married Ann Eliza Jones b 1814 Edgefield, Charleston, SC. Ann Eliza was d/o Elias Jones, Esq and Tabitha Johnson. Any information/leads to COOK/JONES family would be appreciated. Elias Jones, Esq, is to have a son ? which they owned an operated a stagecoach business. He also had another daughter Martha Elizabeth who married Thomas T. Windsor. Rev Cook married Martha and Thomas Windsor in Charleston, SC. (4/12/99) Cheryl Wiscount
COOK I am seeking additional information on my Ancestors of Beaufort County, SC. I am John Thomas Cook and my grandparents were William Morse Cook and wife, Zilphia Almeda Ready; Great Grandparents were Micajah (M. C.) Cook and wife Ann Sullivan both were born in Hampton County, SC and married there before moving to Barnwell County, SC. All I know is Tom Sullivan was her father and also lived in Hampton County, SC. I would appreciate any help toward discovering other ancestors of Micajah Cook and Ann Sullivan Cook. 10 Oct. 2001 John Thomas Cook
COOK FOX I am looking for infromation on a Maxine Cook Fromerly (Fox) Her mother was Emma Fox. she married Jim Cook i think they live in or around the Burton, S C area. Jim Cook Had Some thing to do with a car dealership. she had a daughter named Dain at one time her last name was Westerberg. we are related Emma Fox married Carl Fox my dad bother Laverne Fox need to contact for information.  August 2995 Larry Fox
COOLER I am looking for info. on my maternal great-grandmother. Her name was Minnie Amelia Cooler(Coolor). She married Andrew Attaway Phillips in Beaufort in the mid to late 1800's. They had 11 children and subsequently moved to the upstate (Greenville)in early 1900's. (2/7/99 6:08:28 PM) Barbara A. Cook
Cornell John J Cornell/Cornel. Beaufort Cty, SC between 1820-30. Any info on descendants or ancestors appreciated. (2/14/00 7:21:31 PM) Louis Cornell
CORRY Looking for a man who may have known a corporal (?) sue ann corry during the vietnam war, around March, 1967. She was stationed at paris island. Please email me any information or other inquiry. 2 August 2002 Christine Snow
COWAN Trying to establish contact with any descendants of John Cowan. John settled on St.Helena Island in 1685 .Later on, some of these Cowan's were on Edisto and Hilton Head Island .Some names were John, Benjamin,Jacob and Thomas. Trying to determine if my John and George Cowan came from this early SC line. Thanks. (10/28/99 10:07:43 PM) Edward Cowan
COX Seeking info on Eli COX who died before 7 Mar 1836 leaving two children: Richard Asa Cox b.4 Feb 1815 d. 19 May 1884 and Franklin K. Cox b. 28 Jan 1817 d. 8 May 1859. Franklin K. Cox was appointed a guardian, Jesse Davis, upon his father's death and later married Joseph Ann Elizabeth Lee, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Parker Lee of Sylvania, GA. A letter written by Eli's grandson indicates the town the family may have been from is Brett, SC although that town doesn't seem to be in existence today (Any clue as to what it's name is now?) Other info implies the family was from the area in SC across from Effingham, Co., GA which would be Hampton or Jasper counties today, but Beaufort county back in 1836. I'm willing to share Cox info from this time period forward with interested parties. (4/30/99 10:05:54 PM) Katherine Cox Thacker
CRANMORE Thomas Cranmore was listed in 28 oct. 1735 Beaufort,St. Helenas Parish ,S C. church christening records.Is there any other information on him or his siblings, parents? His father and mother were,{Thomas/Margaret Cranmore. Was there any other cranmores in the area at that time? Were there any records of how long they had resided there or where they might have came from? (7/6/98 8:37:15 PM) David Cranmore


Crapps/Crappse family of Beaufort and Hampton Counties.. Trying to locate siblings of Thomas N. Crapps/Crappse. Wife's name was Rachel ??? He was 48 yrs, old in 1870 census (GA) Born in SC. Who was his father and mother?? (3/19/99 12:47:58 PM) No Name Given
CREAMER Looking for elusive Daniel Creamer born SC 1798, married Martha ?, born 1795 in NC. Have much to share on descendants, but need help with his and her parents. Have located 1810 SC census recordfor Beaufort County, SC. Would like to contact anyone researching Creamer and local descendants. 24 Aug. 2005 B. Savell
CREECH Looking for any information on Hampton Creech wife Canty______was overseer in Beaufort Dist.1840-1860 ? son Green Creech d. there 1854. Any help on this family will be greatly appricated. (2/13/98 10:24:02 PM) Ben Creech
CREWS Looking for any info. on these families: Joseph W. Thomas (owned land in Ashton), Samuel F. Crews, Sr., Rachel Ann Faust ,Mary Elizabeth Quakenbush. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with news on my family. Rachel was born in St. Peter's Parish, Beaufort,5/9/1812; Joseph W. Thomas, Jr. was born in 1845. I have some other info. but would appreciate knowing more. (1/25/98 1:19:56 PM) Marjorie Kwiatkowski
CREWS Joseph Crews was abt. 1805 in Beaufort Co. Father Samuel was born on SC around 1790. (5/5/97) David Crews
CREWS Looking for information on John Crews born 1805 married Catherine Prevatt...we are hoping for info on his father John Crews, Sr, who married nancy Collins..Also any brothers or sisters as well. (6/7/99 6:08:27 PM) Oscar & Karen Crews
CREWS Researching Crews surname. John Crews married to Sarah in the 1860 census. Their son Isom was my Great-grandfather. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Beaufort SC.  19 Sept. 2004 Cathy Phipps
CROFT CROFT - looking for a possible connection to Crofts of Barnwell Co., SC and Crofts who were in the Allendale/Hampton/Beaufort Co. areas in late 1700's and 1800's. (6/17/98 7:47:50 PM) Jackie Croft Brown
CROSBY Seeking info on John M. CROSBY who possibly emigrated from Scotland through Beaufort County to Colleton County. He might have been born in Colleton County and his father was the one who emigrated. It is unclear. Anything will help. Thanks, Rena
(11/28/97 9:21:14 AM)
Rena Forinash


Looking for ancestors of HUMPHREY CROSBY and SARAH SAVAGE. They may have migrated through Beaufort / Hampton / Jasper before settling in Colleton County. ALL HELP APPRECIATED! (7/6/98 8:48:16 PM) Jennett Pearson
CUBBEDGE Am seeking info on Martha Stafford Cubbedge who died May 1854 and is buried somewhere near Gillisonville with her husband George Cubbedge, Would like to know where they lived and are buried around Gillisonville and who her parents were. 11 Feb. 2001 (8/24/97) Mary Watson
Cummings Seeking information on Mary Cummings, Afro-American, who married Oliver Wallace about 1901 in Beaufort. He was a Presbyterian minister and they moved to Arkansas around 1904. Especially interested in living relatives. (4/8/00 11:41:27 AM) Robert S. Thurman

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