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Am trying to learn what I can about JOHN CAIN. Is anyone researching the CAIN/Cane family?? In the 1790 Richland County (Camden District)SC census,pg 27, it lists: CAIN, John O. 1 free white male incl. head of families 16 and up 1 free white male under 16 1 free white female including head of family 2 slaves He was not in the 1800 census for Richland County. I have no other Cains......he's it, but would love to chat w/someone who is looking at this line. (3/1/98 9:43:13 PM) Glenna Kinard


The 1850 census shows John P Calvo Richland County, State SC Columbia Township, Federal Pop. Sch, SC 1850 Fed Cen Index, ID# SCS5a262597. I think he was with the 3Batt'n Georgia (State Guards) Box #000226 Extraction#0010Record 00001036 Civil War Muster Rolls.12MAR2000 B. Calvo McGartland


I am a descendent of Charles Augustus Calvo, Sr. born 2/28/1824 married Catherine Durcine Dursee who as born 12/16/1822. Charles died 1/29/1876 in Columbia and Catherine died 5/28/1901. Charles and his son Charles jr. were both publishers. The first constitution for the state of S. Carolina was published by Sr. Co. They both published and authored some works that are catologed at the University library in Columbia. I am very interested in finding out who the ancesters of Charles, Sr. are. They may also have published an newspaper "Colombia Registar"? The family apparently came from Charleston prior to the Civil War. Any info would be appreciated. 7 Nov. 2000 Larry Calvo
CAMPBELL I am searching for information for a James L. Campbell (1838 - ?) who married a Lucy J. (Unknown). James was a merchant in Richland and the father of Robert J. Campbell (1867-1940) who was born in Illinois. Any help filling in some of the blanks would be greatly appreciated. Oct. 2007 Sue Safcarta



I am seeking any information relative to Roger CANNON, and Mrs. Nancy Anne (Spaulding) McPHERSON. I think that this couple were my ggg grandparents. They were married in Richland County on 9 September 1790. She married first, James McPHERSON, also in Richland County on 1 March 1785. She had two sons by James McPherson: Thomas and James. Roger Cannon and Nancy had three children that are proven by the Family Bible of her youngest child Thomas Cannon. They were: Lucy Ann Cannon, b. 16 August 1795 & d. 27 June 1800; Elizer Cannon, b. 28 August 1804 and Thomas Cannon, b. 14 October 1807. I tend to think that there were at least two other children born earlier than Lucy Ann: Henry Cannon and my gg grandfather, William Cannon. Nancy Anne Cannon was born in Virginia on 2 December 1767 and died at the home of her son, Thomas Cannon in Walton County, Georgia on 15 January 1855. 30 Sept. 2001 Douglas L. Foster


I seek information on my grandfather WILLIAM DAVID CAPE (1844-1918) who enlisted in the Confederate Army in Columbia, S.C.on 1 May 1863. He was in Company G., Hampton's Legion and was taken prisioner and paroled at Appomattox Court House. 31Aug2000 L. C. Carlile


I am looking for the cemetery my greatgrand father is located in. His name is Preston Lee Carman. He was born May 25, 1894 and died June 29, 1941. I know he is burried in north Richland County. I just don't know which cemetery.  29 March 2007 Melissa Gandy
CARRELL Thomas and Elsie M.Carrell and Jesse and Sarah Carrell were living in Richland Co., in the 1820's and 1830's and may have been born here between 1805-1810. Some of their children were born in Richland Co. before they moved to Georgia and then on to Mississippi in the 1840's. I believe Thomas and Jesse are brothers. I am searching for any information on these families. (4/29/97) Diane Rogers


Please search for any links to Jacob Carrell born 1745, married Elizabeth Fair (Have no proof of marriage), children as follows: William Carrell, James Carrell, Joseph Carrell, Jacob Fair Carrell, Thomas M. Carrell, John Carrell, Unity Carrell. Any information or links as to where I can find information on any of these Carrell's would be appreciated.  27 Sept. 2003 John F. Carroll


Looking for relatives of CARTER that lived in Richland County SC and moved to Clarendon CountySC 4 August 2002 Shirley Carter


I am trying to make a connection with my ggg grandfather John Adam Cary (Kary). According to his wedding announcement in the Macon Telegraph in 1832, he was from Columbia, SC. So far I have had absolutely no luck in tracing him back beyond this time. Any help would be appreciated.    19 APril 2002 B. Littlefield


Looking for descendants of Hattie Casterlin Corby. She was born Oct 12, 1890 in Seneca Co., N.Y. Died Mar 1974 in Columbia, Richland Co., S.C. (11/3/99 8:30:37 PM) Lisa Smallwood
CEDAR CREEK There may be two Cedar Creeks in Richland County, South Carolina. I would like to locate the Cedar Creek Methodist Church Cemetery that is listed on the Richland County GenWeb. Do you have directions to this cemetery?  26 Sept. 2003 Claire Schuetrum


CENTER, NATHAN, Richland County/Kershaw District, need information on Major Nathan Center, died January 1783, who reportedly served in the Revolutionary War. He married Martha Taylor a sister to Col. Thomas Taylor, after Center's death she married Capt George Wade. Any information on these individuals would be greatly appreciated. 19 April 2002 Wanda Gray


Do you know where Nathan Center is buried. His obit in Southern Christian Advocate states he died at his residence on Cedar Creek. He was a member of the M.E. Church. He died in 1850.  Also looking for his father's grave...Nathan Sr. or any of this family. 27 Sept. 2003 Rosemary Cox
DR. THOMAS CENTER Looking for inventory of Sandy Level Baptist Church Cemetery near old Doko, now Blytheville, SC. Especially looking for burial site for DR. THOMAS CENTER, who secondly married widow, Sarah Waring, who was head of household in Fairfield County, in the 1850 census. 27 May 2002 W. Gray
CHANDLER Looking for any information about James and Susannah Chandler of Richland County in the late 1700s and early 1800s. (11/5/98 9:18:41 PM) Mary Ivers
CHAPMAN My friend and I are searching for her ggg- grandmother. Her name was HELEN CHAPMAN. She lived in Columbia from 1883- ? She is buried in Elmwood Memorial Cemetery. Her daughter also HELEN CHAPMAN lived in Columbia and is buried at Elmwood. Any information will be much appreciated. (12/7/97 12:40:27 PM) Linda Suber
CHAPMAN Looking for information on Mary Ann CHAPMAN. She is spposed to have married John Hooker , 1774-1815 who was a lawyer in Columbia in the eary 1800's. This is about all that I have on Mary Ann. Can you Help? (4/20/98 9:47:04 PM) Al Hooker


DIXON/CHEVES.  Looking for any/all information on the family/decendants of Nancy Cheves Dixon 1806-1872 m. John Lee Dixon 1804-1870 buried Old Logue's Methodist Church, Richland County. Nancy Cheves Dixon was the daughter of James & Judith Cheves, Lancaster County, SC  19 April 2002 m cheaves
CHERRY George Washington Cherry, born in 1862, grew up near Ellenton. He married Carrie Merritt (Poole?) about 1895 and they had 11 children, most lived in Aiken, SC. Both George and Carrie died and were buried in Columbia. A mention of his passing was in the Columbia, SC newspaper in 1924. (4/2/99) Kevin Cherry
CHILDERS I'm researching John Childers, born in 1821 or 1822 (may have been born in Newberry County). John shows up on the 1850 Newberry County census.  However, the 1860 Pickens County census shows ole John and his family (wife Margaret and daughter Mary Francis) and refers to: "P.O. Bachelors Retreat" which appears to be in Richland County. John doesn't show on any other  census. However, I've traced a "John Childers" to the 27th SC Infantry who apparently died in the battle of Cold Harbor in 1864. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetary in VA and his tombstone inscription says he was from Smiths Ford, SC. Now when I search MapQuest to find out where Smiths Ford is located, it appears to be at the exact same spot as Bachelors Retreat in Richland County. However, more sophisticated maps show that Smiths Ford is in Cherokee County. I'm thoroughly confused about this. Does anyone have any information that could shed some light on Bachelors Retreat and/or Smiths Ford??? Thanks.  17 Jan. 2001 Michael Childers
Church Question Can anyone advise as to a church to which a German family might belong in the 1850s in the Columbia area close to the Congaree River? Looking for church records to find marriage records. Any suggestions? 30 Sept. 2001 John William Baughman


I am looking for any information about Micheal Cizel, born 1886, who lived in Richland Co. in 1920 ´s. Thanks for any information!  Oct. 2005 Matej Cizelj


I am searching for information on William Jacob Clamp whom I believe to have lived in Richland County between 1840 and 1870. 9 June 2000

E. Clamp

CLARK Was Sophia Ann Clark, Daughter of John W Clark and Mary ---- Clark born in Richland, Co, S C.? Sophia was born 29 Sept 1809. (5/18/98 10:17:07 PM) Dot Macnamara
CLARK am searching for inf. on J. Langdon Clark who married Ida Florence Roberts in Turner Co., Ga. Found that in 1930 Census, he was residing in Richland, Co., Columbia, S.C. Do you have any kind of inf. on this family that would help in my research? He was probably born ca. 1880-1884 in Ga. Would appreciate any help you could spare?  17 Nov. 2004 Pearl DeFord
CLARKSON I am seekin information on Henry M. Clarkson who practiced medicine in Richland County up until the Civil War. He was the son of Thomas Boston Clarkson of Wateree Plantation in Wateree S.C. (5/19/99 12:57:17 PM) Ben Clarkson
CLARKSON I am seeking information on the plantations in Richland County that were owned by Thomas Boston Clarkson or his son William. The plantation names were "The Raft" and " Wateree" (6/21/99 1:23:02 PM) Ben Clarkson


I am looking for Adam Cloy and George Cloy. George Cloy m. Elizabeth Fike. 8 Feb. 2000 M.M. Cloy
COATES, COATS, COATE COATES, William d Camden District SC 1783 m Francis children: William, Barton, Wilson, Benjamin, Anne m William Starkes and Priscilla. I'm looking for information on this family...where they came from..most of the children went to TN but I am looking for some clue to William Sr.'s parents and origins before Camden District. (4/15/97) Charlotte Coats


I am researching Austin Marion Coates b. 1788 Richland Co,SC he married Margaret Coon b.1792 - married by1816 Removed to Wilkinson Co., Ms - were there before 1816 The names carried thru this family are: William, Joseph, Elijah, Austin, Mary, Martha, Charles, Pollard. 27 August 2000 R. Landry
COLE My 3g Grandfather was born in NC 1774 and lived in Sumter SC on Lynches until he died in 1834. His father was Thomas COLE in NC. I have a Thomas COLE who Applied for a Revolutionary War pension from Richland County SC in 1819. He served in a NC unit and probably from Johnston County NC. Do you have any related data or other possible Thomas COLE candidates or other candidates for John COLE's father. Possible names for his father's name could be John or William. Any clues you can provide will be greatly appreciated. (5/21/99 12:04:25 AM) Jerry G. COLE
COLE Looking for ancestors and location of burial place of Frances Olivia Cole, born 10-11-1844; died 8-31-1905. I have picture of stone at gravesite, which has Columbia S.C. stamped on the back. She is my great-grandmother, married Robert Bennett Strange and is the daughter of John Cole and Jane B. Hickson. (7/6/98 8:59:33 PM) B. Spivey
COOGLER I am looking for information on Thomas W. COOGLER, 1831-1877, residing in Richland County at least in 1850. He married Frances Douglass Wilson and eventually lived in Abbeville County. Any information on Thomas COOGLER, his ancestors, siblings, or descendants would be appreciated. (4/20/98 9:47:59 PM) Tom Richardson


My father Edward B. Cook 's (Lake Forest, IL) mother was Viola Jackson (b. late 1897- erly 1900's in Columbia). Possibly an only child. Viola's father (Jackson) was very dark (Geechie) from one of the islands off the coast of SC...Viola's mother was possibly Cherokee...Viola married Simon Devine Cook (TN) and moved to IL.. Unfortunately, Viola tried to jump out of a moving car when my father was 3mos. old and was put into a mental institute for schizophrenia around 1927. Any connection is appreciated  1 April 2001 K. Cook-Clarke


COOPER Appreciate any information about Samuel COOPER, b. c. 1794 and was in the 1830 Richland Co., SC Census. He married abt. 1814 Sarah Rebecca JUSTICE, daughter of David Justice of Richland Co. and moved to Decatur Co., GA in 1831. 19APR2000

Norwood Cooper

COUTSOS I am interested in finding more information on a George Coutsos that had a restaurant in Columbia around 1930's. I believe it was called Capital Restaurant. They were from Frangista, Freece. Original last name was shortened from Coutsopoulas. (12/7/97 12:39:44 PM) Howard Tucker
CRAFT According to my gg grandfather's William Nathaniel CRAFT, CW pension papers, he was born in Richland District, SC, July 1833/1835. I have not found him on the 1850 census (anywhere); he was md to Mary Elizabeth DENTON, 1856 Jefferson Co, TN; enlisted in the Union Army in Knox Co, TN. 1875 located to Allen Co, KY, then on to Simpson Co, KY; later lived in Vanderburg Co, IN & died in an "old soldiers home" in IL. Can anyone help me find him in Richland Co? Thank you! (7/6/98 9:09:13 PM) S. Cooper


Looking for a Moses Craft and or Henry Craft of Richland county SC. My g. grandfather was a Moses Craft born 1817 SC. He could be shown as the child of a widow craft. Moses and Henry are family names common to this line of Crafts. Any help and guideance will be greatly appreciated.  19 April 2002 David Thompson
CRAIG I need help finding the parents of Robert Randall CRAIG and his wife Rachel MILES. According to my sources, they were married in 1810 in SC. Their first son, John, was born in Columbia, SC. The family migrated to TN. in 1820 and settled in Maury Co., TN. in 1823. Supposedly, Robert is the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (ANDERSON) CRAIG, but I can't find any of these in census records. Any help would be appreciated. (12/28/97 12:58:03 PM) Bill Thrasher
CRANE Searching for info on Dr. J.B. Crane b. Aug 27, 1826 in Columbia, SC d. Jan 31, 1902 in Independence Co., AR. He married Fannie A. [unknown] she was b. Nov 6, 1830 in Sumter, SC d. Jan 16, 1902 also in Independence Co., AR. Does anyone know his parents, siblings or children? Any tidbit appreciated. Thank You. (9/19/99 10:36:01 AM) B. Crane Shearman


Seek the grave of my ggg grandfather Sydney Charles Crane d 1850 in Columbia S.C. His wife Catherine H. Crane d 1879. Two of his sons were doctors and he was supposed to be a merchant of some importance. 3 July 2000

J. Littles


Seek info on the Crane family in Richland County, S.C. in  1820s thru 1850s. My ancestor, Sydney Charles Crane died in Richland County  in 1850. His son James Boatwright Crane attended Medical School in 1850s. James married Frances Wilson @ 1857. Need confirmation on any of these items. 2 August 2000

J. Littles

Thomas Samuel Crayton I have a photograph of my husband’s great grandfather, Thomas Samuel Crayton, (ca. 1829-1889) and my question is – are there any extant city records of Columbia which might help me more closely date the photo? I know this is tough since the city was destroyed by Sherman but I thought I’d ask. The photographic studio was Rawls Brothers Studio, Columbia, SC.  It is curious that the photo was made in Columbia since T.S. Crayton lived in Pendleton, SC for all we knew. However his brother in law was Benjamin Sloan, who taught at SC College and became President of the College (now USC) after the War Between the States. So I don’t know if he was just visiting or perhaps trying to establish a business there. Dating the photo might help.  30 Sept. 2001 N. Crayton


I am searching for any info for the following,  Peter Crim b-1797 SC. d-4-28-1876 AL.  married on 3-2-1818 in Richland District SC.  Nancy M. Evans b-1800 SC. d-Aug. 1885 AL. Possible son: Robert H Crim b-9-1-1822 SC. d-7-14-1875 AL.  married on 6-16-1846 in Shelby Co., AL. Elizabeth Mason b-about 1829 SC.  The Crim's came to AL. before the 1850's.  Any help is greatly needed!!    1 Nov. 20000 P.Crim Johnson
CRISWELL Looking for any connection to Charles H Criswell that was on 1860 census of Richland Co SC my great grandfather was William Criswell on 1900 census of Walton County Ga, living with an aunt (Hannah), who reported that she was 75 years old and born in SC. He states his father was born in South Carolina would like to contact descendants of Charles H and find out if any of the family came to Georgia prior to 1865 this is when William was born in Madison County Ga. hanks any help will be greatly appreciated. (5/9/97) D. Brewer
Gilman Crockett Seeking information and family contact for Gilman Crockett. Died Richland Co. S.C. Sept 1993 at about 99yrs in or around the towns of Bayview, Belvedere, Columbia or Edgewood.  Suspect Mr. Crockett is a WWI veteran who was living here in Massachusetts when inducted.  His name is inscribed on a memorial bell which is being preserved and rededicated in our village.  Attempting to find family members of each veteran, photos etc. so as to have an accurate bio of each man.  Also hope to include family in this historic effort.  Would much appreciate any advise on how to find an obit (local newspapers names etc. ) or any other means to track this family. Respectfully, L. Byrne, East Wareham Bell Project Committee, East Wareham, Massachusetts   30 Sept. 2001 L. Byrne
Cunningham Need information about g-g-grandparents Cunningham (arrived from Ireland 1815) and Mary Cannon Boyle, and their plantation/saw mill, on Crane Creek. Plantation went to Cunningham Jr. and brother Alston Stephen Boyle. After time, some of property went to developer for subdivision. Tried to locate according to description in old will, but unable. Would like to see it, breathe it, and stand on land, no matter in what current form. 23 March 2005 Melissa Hall
CROSS Researching Edward W. Cross (b. 1877/1878). Mother was Anna Davis (Cross?). Born in Columbia, SC - later moved to Marion, SC. Willing to share my info. (11/3/99 8:32:36 PM) J. Gilyard

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