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Seeking info. on the SAMUEL RATCLIFF / RADCLIFF estate as listed on the 1810 Census of Beafort Co SC. Any help or advise would be great! Are their records intact from 1810?? (8/27/97) Pauline Brandy
REGAN / FITTS Looking for info on Laeticia Regan and John Fitts, Jr., b. around 1750.  Also James Forrester (b. 1769) and Mary Reeves, b. abt 1788.  9 June 2007 June Gardner
REID Looking for family and any information on Robert Raymond Reid born Sep 8 1789, died July 1 1841. His father was John Robert Reid he was born 1758 in Ireland died 1782 in S. Carolina his mother was Joanna Garner born 1749 died 1701in S. Carolina.   30 Oct. 2000 B. Barber
REID My great great grandfather, John E. H. Reid, is reported to buried on Daufuski Island along with his daughter, Jane Reid Sandiford. I see that the island seems to be in the hands of developers. Does anyone know if the cemetery is still there and if I would be able to visit it.  Jun 20, 2007 June Gardner
REYNOLDS I am looking for any information on Robert Oswald Reynolds and his wife Amelia Leonore Hubbard. Robert Oswald died on June 4, 1928 in Beaufort, SC. Robert's son, John Henry Reynolds was my great  (3/22/99 2:31:14 PM) Cheryl Hayes
RHODES Is there a list of the burials at Sheldon Church? MY Thomas Wright Rhodes was buried there in one of those big box-looking burials. I saw it when I was a teenager, but it is gone now. I do have a Bible with the particulars listed telling that he was buried at Sheldon Church. I can copy that to whoever is keeping such a list.  His wife Elizabeth Pheobe Jenkins Rhodes was buried at Land's End next to a son who was killed by a slave.  20 June 2005 Carolyn Ramsay
RICHARDSON I am desperately looking for inf oon James Cameron Richardson who married Esther Henrrietta Thames and built Oak Grove plantation between 1833-1856. It is listed in the National Historic registry and was a camp at one time to Shermans army. This is a branch of Richardsons that are my line. 12 Dec. 2000 J. Buchanan
RIGGINS Looking for information about Ebenezer RIGGINS, b. bef. 1760. Ebenezer's wife's name was believed to be Mary (surname unknown). At least four children were born to them, all of whom are believed to have been born in Beaufort District of S. Carolina -- James T. RIGGINS (b. abt 1794 - ?), Sarah (b.1796-1872), Ebenezer, Jr. (b. abt 1793- d. aft 1870), William G. (b.1810-1880) [possibly Jasper H. b.1817]. I'd be glad to share information with other RIGGINS researchers. Related surnames from Beaufort District: JAMES, HERRINGTON, and LUGG. (11/5/98 9:42:09 PM) Steve Riggins
RILEY I am looking for the burial place of Elsie Williams Riley Brunson, 1839 - 1882 daughter of Miles Absent Riley and Elizabeth Wooten. Wife of Thomas Jefferson Brunson. The family lived in the old Beaufort District of SC. Any information on this family would be appreciated. I have info on descendants for sharing. Thanks. (8/22/99 6:39:01 PM) Mary Holcomb
RILEY Looking for the Riley family, Benjamin , Sarah (McBiede) Riley, Trotty, Samuel Riley.  African American descent, Though Trotty is listed as Mulatto. Date of birth for Trotty is April 5, 1882. He married Susanna Robinson, and moved to Savanah GA. Date is unknown. Found living with Mother Sarah, Stepfather, brother Samuel, and grandmother in the 1910 census. Was working for the post office at that time. Traced him to the post office in Philadelphia PA in 1921. He remarried in Philadelphia to A Carrie Riley. Date unknown. Had two children there, Trottie Jr., and Harriett Redd. No other information available, except that his father Benjamin may be of white origin.  7 Jan. 2004 Joe Williams
RILEY My great, great grandmother was Indiana Serene Riley, born Dec. 28, 1847. She married Elijah Cornelius Priester. I believe the Riley family lived in the Laurel Bay area of Beaufort Co.  I am searching for the name of Indiana Riley's father. (Please request that my spamblocker accept your email)  July 2006 Mary Tallent
RINKER I am seeking data on earliest Rinkers, probably from Switzerland, in any of these counties.
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Richard N. Rinker
RIVERS Seeking information on family of my great grandfather, William Henry Rivers b: Mar. 1828, Beaufort. Second wife was Elizabeth Ann Goethe daughter of George IV (prob. m. in GA). Also, would like to know who first wife was. (7/6/98 8:51:59 PM) Nancy Rivers Pond
RIVERS Where would we be likely to find an obituary for Delilah Smith Rivers, died 1906, wife of James David Rivers, who appeared last on the 1900 Census in Peeples, Hampton Co, SC in the household of William Davis and Adeline Rivers as Mother-in-law? 29 March 2007 Mary D. Saunders
ROBERTS William Roberts was born about 1780, probaably in the Bahamas. His parents are belived to have lived in Hilton Head or environs and moved to the Bahamas, possibly because of being Loyalists during the Revolution. I am searching for this Roberts family. (9/28/98 6:14:38 PM) Francis Kendrick
ROBERTS I am interested in finding out more information about a Roberts family that was in Beaufort County SC in 1850. Do you have information on how far back Beaufort County court records go? I understand that there was a record loss at one point, and I am curious as to how far back the court records go. Thanks for you input. (4/25/97) Gwen Hester
ROBERTS James Brince Roberts, Sr., oldest son o James and Temperance Davis Roberts was born in Beaufort County ca 1810 and died after 1844-50. He married Elizabeth _____. They four children: Emma, b. 1838, d. 1885, m. Daniel Simmons; Elizabeth, b. 1840, died young; Mary, b. 1842, d. 1898, m. Wiley Thomas and James Brince Roberts, Jr. b. 1844. The family of Elizabeth Roberts was found in the census of Beaufort County in 1850. James Brince Roberts, Jr. was located in the 1860 census as living in the household of one George Cope who was a merchant. Could Brince, Jr., have been apprenticed out to George Cope to learn a trade? Would like to correspond with descends of this family. 5 May 2001 V. C. Price.
ROBERTS On a search engine I typed in Hezekiah Roberts andup pops a census record for Beauford Co. Enumerated by Hezekiah. I went to your site and can find nothing on this man. He is our brick wall. We could only go back to Hezekiah born 1800 in S.C. so could I assume this Hezekiah could be his father?  Dec. 2007 Lynne Dintn
ROBINSON Josephine Robinson (Craven) Birth Aug. 1 1890 Death Sep. 1969 in Beaufort, SC (10/28/99 10:14:46 PM)  Oct. 2007 Edward Robinson
ROBINSON am searching for information on my ancestors who lived in Beaufort S.C. back in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  My great grandfather was Toby (Tobie) Robinson. He married an Eliza, last name unknown. They had two Daughters name of Susanna, and Liddy, and four sons by the names of William, Harry, Peter, and George. By the 1880 census, Toby was born around 1845, and Eliza was born around 1848. I noticed an inquirey put out back in 1999 by a J.Edward Robinson looking for info on Jeremiah Backstitch. He and his wife Ada Mirfe Russell had a daughter named Eliza among other siblings by the name of henry, Jerry,, Ashton, and Sarah Rebecca. I sent Mr Robinson an email, but it came back.  28 June 2004 Joseph F Williams
RODGERS SARAH RODGERS, a widow w/7 children had a passport through Georgia in 1811. She finally settled in Washington/St. Tammany Parish on the Bogue Chitto River. The children, as we believe are hers, are LURANY; JEMIMA; WILLIAM; JOSEPH; NANCY; MARTHA; JOHN and ALLEN. (We are not sure about Nancy). She was listed on a passport with the Abraham Breland family and believe there MIGHT have been a family connection. It is further believed that SARAH was pregnant with last son, ALLEN, who might have been born in Alabama. 15 April 2002 N. Hebert
ROSE Looking for any information on DAVID R. ROSE, alias WILLIAM H. COLLETT. Lived in Beaufort late 1800's, died 1893, buried in the Nat. Cem. there. Sold patent medicines in the SEA ISLANDS under the name of Dr. ROSE. His wife was Mary E. Rose of Savannah, daughters, Osceola, Leroy. Any information greatly appreciated. (7/6/98 8:39:18 PM) Cheryl R. Rachels
ROSE DAVID ALEXANDER ROSE was a sea captain working out of Beaufort,S.C. at the time of his death,date unknown but before 1912.His wife was MARY ETTA WALLER NONE' buried in Laurel Grove Cem. in Savannah,died in 1912.He had three daughters,Lillian who married a man with the last name of GATCH, Leila, and Osceola,who married PERCY C. WOODCOCK of Savannah,Ga. I'm searching for any information on this family,especially the date of death and burial place for David Rose.Thanks for your help. (3/28/97) Cheryl Rachels
ROWE Seeking information on Richard Rowe Sr. born 1750 in Beaufort Co N.C. and moved to Beaufort District S.C. where his son Richard Jr. grew up. Richard Jr's sisters were Hollen and Rhoda. Would specifically like to find out who Richard Rowe's spouse was. (5/30/99 6:26:10 PM) Connie Rowe
ROWLEY I have land records 1771 for Job Rowley.Georgia passport when he an son John went to La. one went in 1810 the other 1811.One daughter married a Smart an stayed in Beaufort area. I am trying to find record of what country he came from to Beaufort.Or any other records you might you came across.  July 2006 Wayne Rowley
RUSHING Mathew Malachi Rushing was b1760 in Beaufort Co SC. He married Elizabeth Thornhill in Beaufort,St. Peters Parish SC. He d1815 in Beaufort SC. His wife and children moved to Pike Co AL some time after he died and were buried there. The children were Mathew Rushing, Arther Rushing, Malachi Rushing,Temperance Rushing, Rosanna Rushing, William Cain Rushing. If you have anything conecting to this family please contact me. (6/17/98 7:48:31 PM) Teri Craft
RUSHING Searching for information about Matthew Malachi Rushing, b. abt 1750, Beaufort Dist., d. abt 1815 Beaufort Dist., shows up on 1790 census and 1800 census, Bft. 116. Served 21 days in the Revolutionary War. According to family records, married Elizabeth Thornhill in 1786, Beaufort District. Any info appreciated, especially the names of his parent. 13 June 2002 Rick Boswell
RUSHING Hi! I am trying to locate my ancestor..Matthew Malachi Rushing who is suppose to be buried in the Smart 'Cemetary in St.Peter's Parish, Beaufort Dist. S.C. ( He was born approx. 1750 in S.C. and died approx. 1815 in S.C.) 26 May 2006 Frances Rushing Podein
RUSHING I have been working on a NC family named Rushing for lo, many years. Of the several Rushings in Beaufort County in 1800 Nathaniel Rushing is the only one who remained as he lived in St. Peters Parish in 1850 aged 75 with a wife, Ann, 70 and both born in SC probably in Chesterfield County which adjoins Anson Co., NC where most of the Rushings lived. Both are burned counties (not by Yankees) so much data has been lost.  29 March 2007 Virgil Huntley
RUSSELL Amelia Russell was born in the Bahamas, Eleuthera (probably Harbor Island) about 1785. Her parents, names unknown, are believed to have come from Hilton Head or environs. They may have been Loyalists who were exiled during the Revolution. I am searching for this Russell family with roots in Hilton Head. (9/28/98 6:13:31 PM) Francis Kendrick
RYAN John J. Ryan came into Charleston, SC from County Tipperary, Ireland, age three, with his mother & father, 1820. They settled in Beaufort Co. Father died abt 1833 & would have been buried in Catholic cemetery in Beaufort Co. Seeking names of these parents? Does anyone have information on cemetery in Beaufort Co during that time? Where can I find an inventory of this cemetery. Does anyone living in the area do lookups? Thanks for any assistance! (12/5/99 5:56:06 PM) Byron Brown
RYAN The RYAN family left County Tipperary,Ireland about 1820-25, landed in Charleston, SC and settled in Beaufort Co, SC. Family consisted of Father, Mother, and young son, John J. Ryan, born 1817. They lived in Beauford Co for a few years until the father died. He was Catholic and assume was buried in the local Catholic cemetery. Am seeking cemetery records on all Catholics with surname Ryan, who died 1825-35 in Beauford county. Trying to establish full name and date of birth & death for father of John J. Ryan. John J. Ryan died February 1869 in Barnwell. Thank you for any assistance! (8/22/99 6:36:51 PM) Byron Brown

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