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Revolutionary War:
Patriots: Here you will find a muster roll of John Lewis Peyer im Hoff's Patriot revolutionary war troup of Continental Line.  Captain im Hoff was from Orangeburgh and a lot of these names occur in the Hampton County area.  im Hoff is a German name.  "Hof" means "courtyard" or "farm." "im" means "in the" (Vielen dank Frau Strauss, Robert Strauss' Deutsche wife, for correcting me on this one!)

Mr. Leonardo Andrea made a list of authenticated men who served with Gen. Francis Marion.  I have excerpted some of those who have surnames similar to those who lived in Hampton County (My version of this list is copyrighted, and I cannot put the entire list up.).

Loyalists: There were Loyalists in the area too, and yes, I appear to have some in my family!  In fact, I think I found my heaven knows how many times great grandfather in one such list.  He also had Patriot records.  I doubt you can find anyone that did not.  Here is a muster roll of Levi Youman's band of Loyalists.  These are most definitely from what are now Allendale and Hampton Counties!  I imagine these two stood off each other more than once.  Levi Youmans was so hated that he fled to one of the British possessions in the Caribbean according to oral tradition in my family!

Before you get on your high horse <grin>, I have a Patriot Gill in my direct line, and he most definitely appears to have had Gill Loyalist uncles.  Recall that the Patriots were the "rebels" in the revolutionary war.  It took the awful depredations of the red coat and Tory bands to really infuriate most of the countryside and get people off the fence.

Details of the Revolutionary War: I have an outline with battle detail and where to obtain records on the Revolutionary War  that is linked to the state page. Use your back arrow to return to the Allendale page.

I have a copy of  the "Memoirs of Tarleton Brown" that I will get up as fast as I can.

Mexican War

Eulogy for Lt. Wilson Roberts Williams

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Civil war:

CSA Soldiers from Hampton County (please add to this list)

CSA Cemetery Markers

The Civil War in South Carolina web page. (Off site)

Pension Rolls (partial)

Written by my Aunt Raye Fitts Kull: “My Grandmother was born Janette Amanda Reid (1847) in Hampton County. When a small child during the Civil War some of Sherman’s men came through their farm, did not burn any buildings but killed all of the animals taking away what they wanted and leaving the rest. Without refrigeration all had to be buried. When she was a young lady she taught school in a one room school house and later married Robert Fitts. They lived on a farm near Gifford.”  submitted by, and copyright  ©2009 June Gardner.

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This Civil War story is quoted from a written essay entitled Recollections by Mamie Sue Patterson Gohagen Henson (Donna Williams's grandmother's cousin).

My Grandfather served four years in the Confederate Army. My Mother Adeline Elizabeth, his oldest child, was born the year South Carolina seceded from the Union. Her nickname was "Sessy", short for Secession. She was called Sessy by her friends as long as she lived.

When my Grandfather (George Michael Goethe) went to the war his house was not finished, but they had already moved into it. His mother sent her carpenter slaves to finish it and build the chimneys. The bricks were made on the place and the old clay-hole was there for many years. A picture of this house is in the book, "Both Sides of The Swamp," a history of Hampton County.

When the Yankees came through the South they killed and destroyed everything they could. They started fire under my Grandmother's house several times, but she refused to get out, so they pulled the fire out. She afterwards learned that they had orders not to burn a house with people in it. Most of the women and children had refugeed to a camp near Allendale, but she would not leave her home. While the Yankees were shooting and killing the cows, my Mother, who was three years old by now, was crying. Her old, "Mammy", who had nursed her all of her life, told her to run and beg them not to kill her cow, Old Whitey. The Northern Officer in charge told her if she would give him a hug and kiss they would not kill her cow. She did so, and that was the only cow left to give milk for two babies. They thought they had killed all of the chickens, but after they left and old yellow hen came up out of the woods with a brood of chickens, so they had a start of chickens again.

My Grandfather was dismissed from the Army in Virginia in May and rode a pony-horse home. He took the pony and plowed and planted some corn and potatoes. He would go "over the bay" and plow all day. He would bake, or rather roast a few potatoes for dinner and tie the horse out to eat grass. That was the way he made his first crop. Grandma had to take the curtains down from the windows to make clothes for the two children they had at the time.

I've typed this just as Cousin Mamie Sue wrote it with the same punctuation and spelling.

Thanks to, submitted by, and Copyright ©2010 Donna Williams, all rights reserved.

If you have information and family information on the Civil War, please submit it for inclusion.  If you would like to write, or rewrite a page or section here, please contact me.  All comments are welcome.

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