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GARRICK Searching for information on the GARRICK family. Quite possibly owned land in Richland County. Names: Arthur John, Sr., Arthur John, Jr., James Peter (11/5/98 9:27:14 PM) T. Reynolds
GATES I am seeking the location of the Gates burial plot located near Pontiac, S.C. in Richland County. Robert Gates married Sintelia Shannon and are buried in the Gates Plot. 23 March 2005 John Howell


I am looking for burial site of Thomas or Tom Gates, he is my ggf, his son Jess Morgan Gates of Eastover SC is my gf. If any info available, please share this with me. 5 April 2003 Barbara Gates Peake

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I am searching for Gates Family Cemetery, located in or near Pontiac, SC, Richland County. I am searching for the grave of Thomas Gates, died Jan 17, 1880. 27 Sept. 2003 Barbara Gates Peake


Need information on Robert Gates who was married to Sintelia Shannon, their children were: Josephine, Seaborn, Nancy, Robert and Sarah. From Pontiac and Richland.  7 Sept. 2004 Bonnie Overbeck


found a "Bridge Creek" as a place of burial in Richland County on my great grandmother's(Sintelia Shannon Gates) death certificate. Does anyone know where this is and if it is a church?  A topographical map shows a Bridge Creek as being near Elgin in Richland County. 27 March 2005 J.J. Howell


Trying to contact descendants of Lennie Geiger, born about 1880, who married first Daniel Campbell who died 26 Jan 1917, married second Joe C. McAbee. Am doing a Geiger family history and would like them to be included. Thanks for your help. L. H. Buff, Jr. 21 May 2001 (note Emily Geiger on rev. war web site) L. H. Buff, Jr.


Can anyone send me a contact with the Geiger Family Association, connected to the Geiger [Tylor] cemetery on the Eastman property south of Columbia SC. J. W. Baughman J. W. Baughman


I am seeking information on the parents of Andrew Lee George, born Jan.21, 1879, supposedly to Preston George and Mamie Lake. He was supposedly born in Lexington County but the family moved to Richland County while he was a child. He may have had an older sister named Emma (Mrs. Emma Kelly), born in 1868. 19 April 2002 B. Foster
GIBSON Need information on parents of Nancy Gibson, who was born on May 31, 1891. Please trace the Gibson roots as far as you can go. We are trying to make a connection between Cleveland Gibson and Nancy Gibson. (4/11/99) B. Etheredge


Seeking any and all information about a Harry B. Gibson born in Richland Co. June 13, 1826. I know that his mother was Onslow Isabella Huse Gibson but have no idea who his father was. He fought in the War Between the States and lost a leg in the battle of Gettysburg. I know when he returned home his home had been burned to the ground so he left and went to Madison, Fl. where he made his home. He was raised in the Catholic Faith I do know that too. Please help if you might know of this family.  8 August 2001 G. Glass


Researching family of William (Bill) Gilbert, SSN.247-14-7502, Born: 5,Feb.1919, Died:24, Nov.1995  Lived in Columbia,S.C. Worked or Retired with U.S.Postal Office. He was married and had children. Seek info on his life, family and/or his father-grandfather to trace family descendants back to immigrant.  (William F.Van Buren, 15453 Days Bridge Rd. Mineral,Va.23117. 19 Dec. 1999 William Floyd Van Buren


GILL I am tracing the families of: JOHN GILL (I) (1733-1785). He married AGATHA MURPHY & MARY JACKSON. His parents were: James GILL (1712-<1784) and Hannah GOODWYN. John's children were: John (ca1754-)(m. WARD and DICK); Reuben (ca1767-ca1820)(m. JORDAN & SMITH; Mary (ca1758-1820)(m. HART); Hugh. (3/14/99 5:48:16 PM) G. Kinard
GILLIAM, GILLAM, GILLUM Seeking info on the William Gillam family shown on the 1840 census in Columbia Township, Richland, SC. The census shows what appears to be 64 under the number of male children in the 15/20 and 20/30 age groups. Does anyone know what this may mean?  I suspect this William Gillam was the son of Jordan Gilliam and Mary McLemore of Fairfield.  I would really like to find information on names of wife and children. Spelling of the surname has been inconsistant, it could be GILLIAM, GILLAM, GILLUM.  Oct 2007 Bob Gilliam
GINGLES I am seeking any GINGLES. My GINGLES began in Mecklenberg Co. in 1754 in NC; then, two generations later, Edwin LeRoy GINGLES moved and settled in York Co., SC. It is my understanding that there are, or were, GINGLES who also moved to Richland Co. Please help. Thank you. (11/5/98 9:12:47 PM) S. GINGLES Lorenz


I seek information on the Gladden family.  My father states that my GG-Grandfahter, William Maxwell Gladden, came from Richland,SC. to Fairfield Co.,SC.. There he bought the Old Pittman Place. They said he kept the name of place. His wife's name was Mattie J.(McCulre) Gladden. 23 March 2005 Traci Gladden Jordan
GLOVER Richard Glover on Richland Co, Columbia 1810 Census. He & his wife are 26-45yr. Two males 10-16, 2 females under 10, 1 female 16-26. Is this the same Richard shown in Claremont (now Sumter) Co, S.C. Need name of wife.and children. (3/9/98 6:48:20 PM) M. M. Miller
GOFF I am looking for any Goffs' that were born in Richland before the year 1945, and are related to Ernest Ezell Goff. I know that my Father was born in Richland county on February 25 or 27, 1945 and I am hoping to find anything about his family. (5/2/99 6:21:52 PM) M. Goff Richardson


Trying to find a descendant of Thomas GOFF who is on the 1810 Richland County, SC census, Roll 61, Book 1, Pg 278.  Descendant of Isham/Ishom GOFF born circa 1809 in SC.   Recent DNA tests have linked Isham GOFF & William GOUGH with an awesome 25/25 marker match! Just need the link between Isham & William.  August 2005 Linda Howard Isbell


I'm researching for a 90 year old Aunt and am seeking the given name of a man known simply as "Mr. Goff" per the death certificate of his daughter Estelle.  Mr. Goff (b. abt. 1845 SC) his wife Catherine nee HAWKINS (b. Jan 1855 SC), both located Upper Township, Richland Co.   Children: Sevilla b. abt. 1872 / Samuel b. abt. 1875 / Theodore b. abt. 1878 / John Caroll b. 10 Mar 1879 d. 14 Aug 1950 {wife Mary Elizabeth GRIMSLEY} , William b. Jun 1883 and Estelle I. b. Aug 1896 - per 1900 census OR 16 Aug 1890 per headstone Killian Baptist Church Cemetery d. 31 Oct 1921{husband Robert Weston JONES}.   Mr. Goff appears to have died somewhere between Dec 1895 (based on Estelle's DOB 1900 census) and 5 June 1900, the date of the 1900 enumeration. His death could have been as early as Dec 1889 since daughter Estelle's headstone lists her DOB as 16 Aug 1890.   Mr. Goff's DOD, burial location, additional information as to his parents, siblings, grandparents' and ancestors' names also sought. 21 April 2009 Linda Peloquin


I am researching my paternal Great and Grandfather. My Grandfather, Nathan Goines was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1886. His parents were Henry Goines and Ella Seals. Nathan later married Georgia Taylor in Columbia, SC.  I see records of the Hawkins family being related to the Goines. 29 Sept. 2001 V. Goeins-Rock


Does anybody know who the James and Sary Goins are that are listed in the will of Joel Medlin Jr dated 1848 Richland District, SC? I believe these Medlins came from Moore County, NC. Apr. 2007 Tracy Hutchison
GOODWIN I'd like to talk to researchers familiar with the Goodwyn family of Camden and early Richland district. I'm trying to learn if anyone has developed a proven relationship of this family, which included the given names Robert, Jesse and Francis, with the Robert Goodwin who died in Pendleton district in the late 1780s. He had sons Robert Jr., Jesse, Samuel and Micajah. The similarities to the Goodwyn names in Richland are very strong. Any ideas out there?
David Goodwin


I am seeking any information about William Ramsey Goodwyn born Mar, 26 1860 location unknown, and died Oct. 19 Pittsburgh county, OK. I believe he is the son Peterson Witten Goodwyn and Charlotte Augusta. Any tidbit of information would be greatly appreciated. 20 June 2005 John Carl Goodwyn II


I'm looking for anything related to the family of Goodwin. In particular a James Monroe Goodwin (white) who was born in Collin Co.Texas)  His son's name was Weston Lafayette Goodwin and I noticed that a lot of the Goodwin's from new Zion Benevolent were names Weston or Lafayette etc.  Sept. 2005 David Sutton


I am looking for a Horace Goodwin from richland county. I find a record of wife and two of his daughters. He and the eldest daughter are not listed. 24 May 2008 T.G.Scott
GRADICK Jacob GRADICK Sr., b. abt 1740, d. 5/31/1803 in Richland Co.; m. ?? METZ abt 1770 in CAMDEN Dist.; Jacob's dau, Mary Eve GRADICK, b. abt 1773 in FAIRFIELD Dist., m. Jacob LEITNER (LIGHTNER) Sr., b. 12/28/1775 in FAIRFIELD Dist., d. Jun 1847 in RICHLAND Co. Interested in info on both families. Will share data.  (12/22/96) Robert Leitner


John Graddick b 6/24/1798 d 11/18/1847 (father of my g grandfather) Elias Balknight Leitner Graddick b 3/15/1845 d 5/13/1917 - served in civil war & buried in Anderson SC in old Silverbrook Cem. Could use info on this line. 27 May 2002 S. Walsh


Who is the mother of Rebecca Gray born Oct 17,1820 Columbia, SC, died Oct 16, 1888 Columbia, SC?  Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC.  Married Thomas Weldon Radcliffe Feb 11, 1836 Columbia, SC.  Her father was James Gray.  This information and any other pertaining to Radcliffe-Gray would be appreciated.  Is there a historical connection to the name Desaussure? What is the correct spelling? Is it with a capital De or deSaussurre? Rebecca is my great grandmother. 6 Oct. 2000

B. Hill


I am writing a book about Dr. John Gorrie. I have copious information on him from his arrival in Florida in 1833, but no verified information on him from his South Carolina years. I seek information and facts on an oral history I have been given which states that Gorrie and his mother moved to Columbia, SC in 1824, where he went to work for Postmaster Samuel Green, M.D. When Dr. Gorrie attended medical school in New York State, he gave his address as Columbia, SC. He also signed a petition, along with 123 voters, 4 wardens and the indendant to SC legislature that the city be divided into three wards, each with its own elected warden. I thought if I could trace Samuel Green, I might be able to check the accuracy of my information and piece some of Gorrie's story during his SCyears together. He doesn't appear in any census or information I can find. Any help would be appreciated. 21 Jan. 2000 Sunny Fader


I am looking for Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, SC.  I have information that Wilbur Hoyle Wall born June 30, 1883 and his wife, Mary Louise Owens Wall (she died after 1961) are buried there. I have just searched through some of the South Carolina Cemeteries and could not find one by that name. 21 May 2001 J. Hardwick
GRIFFIN I am looking for information on Gideon Griffin, wife Patience Rawlinson. Gideon was a Revolutionary War Soldier, enlisted May 1, 1778 in Captain Richard Brown's company, 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Continental Line. He served in Captain George Lidell's company and fought in the battles of Savannah, Stono's Ferry, Monck's Corner, Cowpens, and Eutaw Springs. I have papers saying that Gideon received a pension for his services as a resident of Richland County South Carolina. Would like to know who his children were. Any one having information on this family please contact me. (4/20/98 9:34:17 PM) S. Laughter


Looking for Richland area GRIFFIN researchers, especially regarding John Griffin whose family received a 250 acres grant on the waters of the Congaree (Toms and Griffins Creek area) in the year 1764. This John and his family were part of the large "free-person-of-color" community in Richland County living there c1790-1850. Were these the "Sandhillers?" John was possibly half Indian, family believes his mother to be Cherokee. His wife's father was part Saponi from North Carolina. Absalom GRIFFIN, who lived in Richland c1770, was not listed as a person of color, so he and John may have been a half brothers. Sons were Gideon, Morgan and John. Daughter was Hannah or Johannah Other families that were closely related to the Griffins from Richland area include CHAVERS, HARRIS, MANNING, SALMOND, RAWLINSON, and JEFFERS.  4 Feb. 2000 Jim Farmer


Does anybody knows anything on a Thomson G. Griffin who married a Ellen Strickland? I have Thomson being born 28 Oct. 1860 and died 23 Aug. 1922 and being buried a Spears Creek Baptist Church in Columbia,SC. Ellen Strickland being born in 1855 and died in 1936 and is buried at Spears Creek Baptist Church. I know that they had one daughter and her name is Hattie Louise Grifffin(Medlin) born 1 Nov. 1886 in Richland County and died 18 Feb. 1964 in Richland County and is buried at Spears Creek Baptist Church. If any one has any information on this family and can help me I would appreciate it very much. 12 Dec 2000 V. Ellisor


Does anybody know anything on a James Griffin who married a Amanda Jacobs? All that I know is that they were born in Richland County,SC. I know that they had one son named Thomson Griffin.If anybody has any information on this family that could help me I would appreciate it. 12 Dec 2000 V. Ellisor


Seek info on Haskell Grooms, born 16 Nov. 1918 in Eastover South Carolina, I would like to know his father's and mother's name. My mother's maiden name is Senora Simmons from Columbia South Carolina. Any information is greatly appreciated. 3 July 2000 George M. Grooms
GUIGNARD RICHARDSON / RICH I am a descendant of William RICHARDSON (1743-1786) and his wife Ann Magdalen GUIGNARD (1750-1810), both born in Charleston, SC, and owned Bloom Hill Plantation in Sumter District. Ann died at her daughter's house in Columbia (Caroline R. GUIGNARD, Mrs. James S. GUIGNARD). I am in the process of updating the RICHARDSON genealogy book that was published in 1906 and would like all GUIGNARD/RICHARDSON descendants to contact me to add their data to the genealogy. Other surnames of GUIGNARD & RICHARDSON include MAYRANT, LIDDELL, IOOR, JOOR, RICH, DAVIS, BARROW, and many more.  (5/4/97) J. R. Hutchinson
GUNTER Dr. Brian Gunter was born in Charleston 1775 and died in Columbia in 1858. He is NOT buried in Edgemont. Where is he buried? 1st Pres. Church? Also need his wife's maiden name.  (3/9/98 6:42:46 PM) Ren Bradley

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