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WAINWRIGHT I have been told by a true historian that my Wainwright ancestors came from or through Beaufort County. I was given a name which I can't spell or pronounce, but it sounded like "Ficus" or some such-Ficus Wainwright as being possible father of Hastings Dixon, Thomas, Samuel, other? Wainwrights. This would have been in 1780 or so. There was a Dixon connection, possibly wife's maiden name. She first or second was also married to a Singleton. Any clues? 30 Dec. 00 J. W. Park
Walker Looking for any and all Walker descendants of Rev. Joseph Rogers Walker and Rev. Edward Tabb Walker. These two men were Episcopal minister for St. Helena's Parish. Thanks. 17 Apr 2010 Kent Walker
WALL Need info to identify the Wright WALL who conveyed 286 acres in Beaufort District on Great Swamp on 06 May 1803. Was he one of the Wright WALL family of Marion County, SC of the late 1700's? Will exchange info. Thank you. (11/5/98 9:40:28 PM) Jerri S. White
WALL Looking for descendants of Elisha WALL, believed to be the brother of Rev. Howell WALL, who moved to Amite Co, MS about 1811. Elisha was on the 1790 and later censuses for Beaufort Co, SC. He is listed with one male over 16, 5 males under 16, and 5 females. Possible sons: Elisha C., Howell G., Joseph, Wimberly J. (they are found on the 1830 census of Beaufort Co, SC). Is he also know as Elijah, or are Elijah and Elisha Wall two different people? (4/24/99 1:59:22 PM) Eleanor Colson
WARNOCK Am interested in any information on a John Warnock who was born in South Carolina around 1800, and who was listed in the 1840 and 1830 censuses for Beaufort county. Thanks. nancy Griffith. (3/1/98 9:34:31 PM) Nancy Griffith
WATERS I am searching for information concerning Delilah Catherine Waters, her husband, Alonzo Dow Sealy, and their son, Lorenzo Beaufort Sealy (born 24 December, 1824). They migrated west, ultimately to Choctaw Co., MS. Any information would be appreciated. (12/5/99 5:55:11 PM) Rupert Chapman


Looking for information on the William Waters or Watters who emigrated from VA in the late 1770s. He had a son named James. William was married to Jane Cash in VA about 1755. James was born in 1756 in Prince William Co. Thank you. (4/8/00 11:54:43 AM) Jo Morris
WEBB Pleasant (Plesent) WEBB was born about 1765. We suspect that he and his family may have entered the USA via Beaufort, South Carolina. He then appears in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio. He died between 1830 and 1840 in Ohio, USA. Around 1800 Pleasant and family came in to the Ohio valley from Rutherford County, North Carolina. In 1803 he was in Scioto County, Ohio and was said to be a notorious character, said to be a Tory during the Revolutionary War. Pleasant was in Greenup County, Kentucky in 1820 and in Lawrence County, Ohio in 1830, he did not appear in the 1840 census, so it is believed he died between 1830-1840. (9/28/98 6:07:53 PM) Larry Loiselle
WEEKLEY I am looking for info on William, John, and George Weekley who lived in Barnwell Cnty and moved to Beaufort Cnty around 1780. They later moved to Baldwin Cnty, Miss Terr, Ala around 1800. All three were captains in the loyalist army before going to Ala. These were brothers going to settle the new frontier. Will excange any info regarding Weekley research. (9/28/98 6:25:12 PM) Joseph F Weekley
WELLS I am looking for the parents of Annice Wells b. 1837 in Beaufort or Charleston Co. Husband is a Grayson, father is William Wells maybe. Will share info. (3/19/99 1:26:58 AM) Tommie Provost
WELLS I have an ancestor who was born in the Beaufort District in 1829. His name was James Theodore Wells.  His parents were J.T. Wells and Sara C. Wells. In 1854 he married Sophie Mary Sweat at Okatie. They moved to Savannah where he was a merchant until he volunteered for service in the Georgia troops, CSA.  Through the Wells Family DNA Project I have made a connection to an ancestor who lived in Kent, England in the late 1600s. Between then and 1829 I have no family information. I thought that by adding this name to your list I might be able to find-out more of my family history. Ed Wells
WELLS My Great Grandfather John A. Wells was b btwn 1804-1811 in SC. He married a Cynthia Cook 7 Mar 1833 in Camden Co Ga. I think John lived in Camden Co all his adult life except the 1860 Beaufort dist St. Lukes Parrish census shows John A Wells, Cynthia, & 2 Children John R and Adelaide O there for a brief period as caretaker on a farm. I was unable to read the name of the owner of the farm. John probably had a brother or first cousin named James. James had a son named Benjamin. 23 March 2004 John Wells
WELLS Trying to find James (Henry) Wells, age 45, living alone in St. Luke's Parish in 1850. Also alone in 1860 but later marries Frances Stanley, age 25, in 1860 census and living in household of Daniel E. Johnson and Civility M. Johnson. Moved to GA by 1870 census showing James Wells married to Frances Lena Wells with children Anna, age 6, and James H., age 2. A. Johnson, age 10, also in the home. 23 March 2004 Saralyn Smith
WESTCOTT I am searching for the family of WILLIAM WESTCOTT/WESCOAT (or any other spelling) who married SUSAN PEARSON MOORE and ELLEN GILBERT MOORE. Any info would be helpful. (4/8/00 11:45:47 AM) D. Aldridge
WHEELER I am in search of information on J.L. Wheeler of Ridgeway, S.C. - He owned a Lumber Company in Marion but was from Ridgeway. The article I read said he bought North Island, South Island and Cat Island around 1908. His lumber Company was named "Carolina Yellow Pine Company" He is related to my father whose last name is Smith. R.A. Cartwright was his vice-presidnet. I will continue to search. If anyone has info please contact me - 23 Oct. 2000 Russell L. Smith
Wiggs Looking for 1880 & 1900 Census information on a Joshau Wiggs of Edens Pointe, in Beaufort County. D. Neely
Wilkins I am looking for any information on William Thomas Wilkinsand his family. He was born ca. 1794 and died in Beaufort County, SC  1858/59.  He was married to Annie Baker who died in 1860 . They had a daughterElizabeth b. 1821 on St. Helena Island, SC. Who were the parents of William T. Wilkins? I found a William J. Wilkins on the 1810 census, possible parent? I would appreciate any help, thank you. 30 August 2015 Melanie H. Kennedy
WILLIAMS I am seeking information on Thomas Edward (TOM) Williams, Sr. Born @1835; married Catherine ?, born @1835. Tom and Catherine lived in the "Great Swamp" area near Ridgeland,SC and both are buried at Sardas Church near Ridgeland. Children include Ella born @1867; ED (jr.) born 11-07-1870; Dossie born @1873; Sally born @1875; Ben born @1877 and Martha born @1878. All children were born in the Ridgeland area. Any information is greatly appreciated. (3/9/98 6:34:59 PM) Nancy Evans Parr
WILLIAMS Searching for the parents of John WILLIAMS who married Celia HUFFMAN / HUFFHAM. Celia was the daughter of Mrs. Sarah HUFFMAN / HUFFHAM. Does anyone know Sarah's husbands name. Was in Barnwell District. John's daughter Zilpha m Micajah SIMMONS abt 1820 in Beaufort SC. Have other siblings of Zilpha's. (11/2/97 11:57:44 AM) F. Simmons
WILLIAMS I am seeking information on Minnie Williams, daughter of John and Sophia. Born April 19, 1890, died April 19, 1914, she is interred in the Paige Point (Sheldon area of Beaufort County) Community Cemetery. Any information on Minnie, John or Sophia would be appreciated. Thank You. (11/5/98 9:42:52 PM) John Smith
WILLIAMS I am looking for the family of Thomas Jefferson Williams Married a half Jewish girl from a Mercantile family named Solomon of Savannah Georgia on Oct.7,1854 her name is Laura Elliott Williams. They had 9 Children. In the year following the War between the States, which freed the slaves, it was difficult to operate ; large farms successfully, so Thomas Jefferson Williams sold his share of the family property in Beaufort, South Carolina to his brothers and moved to Florida. I have looked on the 1880 census and they were in Fla. I do not Know the year they came. Do you have any information on this Williams Family? Jan. 2004 Grace Williams
WILSON I am looking for the decendants of June and Henrette Wilson of Beaufort Township. According to the 1900 Census they had three children: John, Alex, and Evilene. Alex Wilson was my ggrandfather. He married a woman name Lily and had one child Elzora/Arizona. Lily died in 1928 Alex died in GA in 1952. I do not have Lily's maiden name. Should you have any information or are part of this family please email me. (6/1/99 11:33:10 AM) Antoinette Gilstrap
WINKLER I am researching the Winkler surname who were original settlers of Purrysburg, in what is now Jasper County. 12 March 2001 L. Bordas
WINN William Winn married to Catharine Tutor. Children: Allison, Jane, Harriet, Cynthia, Alex. William: Abt. 1790-1857 (1/4/00 9:07:23 PM) Dale
Winn Searching for the parents of William J. Winn, when he or they came to Beaufort District, and from what city or state. William was married to Catherine Tuten. (2/14/00 7:27:38 PM) Heyward Sauls
Wolhaupter I have a deed for 50 acres on Mall's Island given by Hamilton Fripp father of Anna M. Wolhaupter. Her land was surrounded on three sides by her grandfather's land Captain Perry Fripp. It was deeded to her 28 July 1869. I found this to be very unusual as a married owning property not joint with her husband.  9 Sept. 2004 Judy Wolhaupter
 WOODS from L C Woods - great-granddaughter of Josua [sic] Nathaniel Woods 1862 -1936.  My grandfather was Allen Lee Woods listed as a son below.  Any information on ANY of these people, please contact me.  Thanks!

Beaufort Gazette
March 12, 1936

Mr. Josua Nathaniel Woods - Buried Sunday
Father of Jasper Woods, Several Other Children Live in This Section

Fifteen children, twelve sons, three daughters and his widow, all of whom were at his bedside when he passed away, survive Mr. Josua Nathaniel Woods, who died at his home on Bethel Plantation, near Ridgeland; last Friday night at 8:10 o'clock after a long illness.

Mr. Woods was born in Hampton County, S.C., January 21, 1862.  He was one of the most prominent citizens of his community, and vitally interested in religious and civic affairs.  He was one of the leading farmers of this section up to the time his health failed him a few years ago.

His widow, Mrs. Rosa Bennett Woods, twelve sons, three daughters, six brothers, forty-seven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren survive Mr. Woods.  Five of his brothers, in addition to the others of the family were with Mr. Woods when he died.

Mr. Woods' daughters are
Mrs. P. ?  Sloman, of Whitehall, SC;
Mrs. ?  C. Walker, of Alcolu, SC,
Miss Vera Woods, of Ridgeland.  

His sons are:
Charles Woods  of Savannah, GA
J. B. Woods - Ridgeland
H. P. Woods - Ridgeland
H. L. Woods - Ridgeland
J. R. Woods - Grays Hill
Raymond L. Woods - Grays Hill
H. M. Woods - Grays Hill
W. B. Woods - Whithall
A. L. Woods - Whitehall (my grandfather)
Jasper Woods -  Burton
George Walter Woods -  Charleston

D. S. Woods - Ridgeland
L. O. Woods - Ridgeland
D. D. Woods - Ridgeland
J. H. Woods - Frogmore, SC
H. E. Woods - Switzerland, SC
P. P. Woods - Winter Haven, FLA

The funeral services was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Ridgeland Baptist Church, church of which Mr. Woods was a deacon.  The Rev. Otis H. McKinnon, a former pastor of the church, and the Rev. John B. Wilder, D.D., the pastor of Calvary Baptist Temple conducted the services.  

Interment was made in Black Creek Cemetery in Colleton County.  The deacons of the Ridgeland Baptist Church acted as pallbearers.

Mr. Woods was a deacon in the Beaufort Baptist Church for about 6 years, and has many friends here who regretted to learn of his death.  The sympathy of the people of this community are extended to the bereaved family.  5 May 2001
L.C. Woods
WORTH I am seeking any available information regarding Thomas WORTH, born ca. 1766-1775, who appears with his family in Beaufort County, SC, in the 1810 and 1820 census records. His widow Comfort was still there with their son James in the 1830 census. James WORTH (b. 1801) later moved to Georgia, where some of his descendants ended up in Coffee County by mid-1800s. (10/7/96) John Worth

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