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SALESBERRY Information on family of Pettigrew Salisbury d. abt 1794 Richland County. Children: Andrew, b. abt 1764, Richland County d. 1843 Miller County, MO; Sarah, m. Thomas Williams, Mary, m. Jacob Killingsworth; Anne, m. John Hamilton. I have a reference that there is informatin about Anne's children in a book entitled: "A History of Richland County, SC" by Edwin L. Green - Vol I, 1732-1805. (8/22/99 7:04:14 PM) Mike Salesberry
SALISBURY Researching Pettigrew Salisbury and descendants. Pettigrew Salisbury, b. 1717 Craven, SC d. about 1794 Richland, SC. Children: Andrew Salisbury, b. about 1764, Richland, SC, d. 1843, Miller county, MO; Sara Salisbury, m. Thomas Williams, Mary Salisbury,b. Richland County, m. Jacob Killingsworth; Anne Salisbury, b. Richland County, m. John Hamilton. (8/22/99 7:03:28 PM) Mike Salesberry



John Washington Salmonds listed in Richland Co. in 1830 as Salmonor, 1840 as Salmons, 1850 as Washington Salmonds. Family also related to Harris and Portee families. Family in Fairfield and Kershaw Counties also.  26 Nov. 00 K. Simons Alexander
SAMUELS Looking for any information regarding a Mackinley Samuels or his wife Bridgetta from Columbia, SC. Know that they lived in Richland County around 1920 for more than 60 years. Mackinley past away around 1957 or 58. Bridgetta past away around 1987. They are supposely link to family in Aiken, SC. These are my grandparents and I have no other knowledge about their family. I do not know my grandmother's maiden name. Would like to know more about both grandparents' families and their relatives. (3/14/99 5:54:53 PM) Adrain Brooks
SANDERS I am looking for information on the SANDERS family who lived in the Richland County, Camden the 1700's and migrated to TN. I am particularly interested in Wm. Sanders whose children were Rebecca, Millie, Wyley, matilda, Elizabeth, Sarah, Wm., Willi, Nancy, Margaret, Sion, Vincent. Rebecca married Nathaniel Nunnery. (3/14/99 5:44:41 PM) S. Nunnery Mack
SANDERS Is there anyone you would recommend to help find some information on the Sanders listed in the 1790 census. I would assume there is probably some info already in the hands of researchers, just making the connection is the trick. I live in Illinois, so SC is out of reach and the internet has not been any real help. I'm now hope someone in the Richland Co. area may be able to help. I look forward to your response. Thank you very much. (4/14/99) David Sanders
SANDERS In the 1790 Richland CO. census, there are several SANDERS listed. Does anyone have a breakdown on their relationships? I believe Isaac had a son William, who moved to Tn. along with some of his neighbors before 1800. Any info on this group and their origins would be of tremendous help. Thank You. (7/6/98 9:10:32 PM) David Sanders
SANDERS Need help with info on Wade H. Sanders b 1811 Son of Andrew Sanders & Mary Price Sanders. Were there other children of Andrew and Mary Price. Did Wade H move to Georgia before 1830? Any info will be appreciated. Thanks (11/3/99 8:29:23 PM) Sanders
Sandy Level Baptist Church Cemetery 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
SCARBOROUGH Would like to find parents of William Alexander Scarborough (b. abt. 1825) from Richland Co. area & moved to Buncombe Co. NC as young adult. Siblings thought to be John, Robert, Sarah, Molly, & Nancy Scarborough. Thanks for any help! (4/20/98 9:45:51 PM) James D. Lee


Researching: Frederick SCHMIDT and his wife Margaret Lindner SCHMIDT of Columbia, S.C. (about 1860). They moved to Columbia, South Carolina shortly after the Civil War.  Children: Margaret; m. Wesley HAGAN; Olga Marie; m. William H. GREFFIN; Maimie; m. W.H. STEBBINS; Sophie; m. Mr. HOEFER; Henrietta Carrington; m. David Brooks MILLER.  Both Frederick and Margaret are from Baveria, Germany. I need information about their lives after they arrived at the port of New York sometime before 1860. 19 Jan. 2001

I am searching for Indian War information of Frederick SCHMIDT. The only info I have is: Richland County, Columbia E.D., S.C. 1890, Veterans Schedule, S.C. #19522. I know Frederick was in the Indian Wars (Union Army) and at the Fetterman Fight of 1866. Can anyone tell me how to access this record, or where to go to find this record?  30 Sept. 2001

Fred Hagan


In Richland County, in 1860 census or 1850 is Henry Schneider or Snyder listed. I know he enlisted 1861 for CSA at Columbia,SC. Just trying to place him with a family of anyone, to see if this is my G/G/Grandfather. He was in CO. A. 15th Inf. I really need a family name of wife's name if at all possible. I thank you for anything you can help with. 17 May 2002 S. Houk


I am researching the Scoffin family who were shown on the 1880 US Census, etc, as residing at Columbia, Richland, South Carolina. The names were: John Scoffin Widower 49; Annie Dau 21; Frank Son 19; Walter Son 17; Lilly Dau 15; Ada Dau 13.  All the children were unmarried and were all born at Liverpool, England. Although Liverpool is also shown as the birthplace ofthe father, he was actually born at Anderby in Lincolnshire.  His wife, Georgina, nee Bloxham was born in Liverpool and left England with the family, as far as I am aware.  7 Sept. 2004 Eric Scoffin


SCOFFIN I hope that you may be able to assist me. I am interested in the history of the Scoffin family who resided in your County during the period around 1880-1885. They are mentioned in the 1880 Census. The family consisted of:- JOHN SCOFFIN born approx 1838 who married a Georgina Harriet Bridge Bloxham in Liverpool, England. After her death he took himself and his family to Columbia, Richland County. The children were: ADA BRIDGE SCOFFIN, LILLY BRIDGE SCOFFIN, WALTER BRIDGE SCOFFIN, FRANK BRIDGE SCOFFIN, ANNE BRIDGE SCOFFIN.  Could you direct me to where I might be able to obtain some information as to how they existed and what happened to them. 1 May 2008 John Niblett


Looking for information about Caroline Scott who owned property on Taylor (Wayne) Street, Columbia from the 1870's. Also, anything about her daughter, Hettie Anderson, born in Columbia in 1872 or 1873,who moved to New York, and who assumed title of the Taylor Street property sometime before her death in 1937. 20 June 2001 William Southard


I am looking for information on a George Scott listed on the 1810 AND 1820 census. He had a son name John who moved to the Lexington area between 1820-1830 time period. George seems to also have died during this period.  20 Nov. 2004 Floyd Scott


I would like to email descendants of Edwin Joseph Scott, born in 1803 in Sumter, SC. He was a banker in Columbia and a tax collector in Lexington County. His memoirs are in his book, "Random Recollections of A Long Life". One daughter, Katie, married George W. Parker.  May 2007

The Scotts who settled in the early 1700s in the Old 96th District around today Clark's Hill Reservoir had two sons who resettled to the "middle" of the state. They were John and William. I am trying to connect these Scotts to Edwin Joseph Scott who was born in 1803 in Sumterville. Edwin in his memoirs never mentioned any Indian connection in his family.  May 2007

John Howell


Seeking information for Richard Scott born 1858 - ? Richland County, SC. Richard was married to Eliza Seymore 1869 - ? of Gadsden SC. They had 5 children, Rius 1885, Charlie 1887, Winnie 1888, Seamore 1891 and Adline 1892. I have found a reference that Richard was educated in 1870 in the Red Hill School in Gadsden SC. Any information as to Richard (1858) date and place of death, his parents, if free or slave (owned by whom), and the Red Hill School is greatly appreciated.  26 June 2010 Patrice Scott


I am trying to get information for my grandmother Maggie (Brown) Scott. She was born about 1885 and died on December 29, 1981 in Eastover, Richland County, South Carolina. It was reported on her death certificate that the names of her parents were James and Maggie Brown. It was also reported on the 1900 and 1920 census that her parents were born in South Carolina. She was married to Charlie Scott and they lived and died in Eastover, Richland County, SC. Any information concerning her birth and parents will be greatly appreciated. 12 July 2010 Patrice Scott
SEAY I am searching for information on Lee H. SEAY and Ellen Barbara HARMON who were from Richland County area. He was a Judge and attended Clemson University. They had a daughter, Ellen Warnetta SEAY, born 14 May 1896 in Columbia, Richland, SC. She was married to Thomas Andrew SHARKEY on 24 Nov 1912 at Richland City, SC.  (2/3/97) K.C. Vertrees


Am researching my great, great, great grandfather, John Seay. I find a John Sea in the 1790 Census for South Carolina, but cannot be sure it is he. See Early Settlers.  11 Aug 2017 S. Seay-Smith
SENN Looking for information about the ancestors of Luther Joseph Senn b.Jan. 9, 1865, died May 22, 1951.At the time of death he lived in the Olympia Mill village of Columbia, SC. Wife's name was Annie. Thank you. (3/14/99 5:56:15 PM) Hugh Senn


Need marriage date and family information on Lemual Senn who m. Mary (Vera?) Williams probably Richland Co. They were in Lexington Co., in 1840. In Barbour Co., AL by 1850. Sons David and James Malachi moved to Titus Co., TX after Civil War. (3/14/99 5:29:06 PM) L.B. Ruby


I am interested in any information relating to the Mollie Shaffer, age 8, who is listed in the 1920 census, Richland County. She is listed as the step-daughter of William Price. Her mother is Bessie.  The 1930 census lists William Price, wife Bessie and Martha Martin. Martha (Mollie) is now married but no husband is listed. Any info will be greatly appreciated. I am hoping that Mollie is part of the Shaffer line I am researching. . 1-15-2003 Bonnie Carder


In my genealogy I am researching Aenon Sharpe who used to shine shoes at a hotel in Columbia. He married my mother's aunt, Gertrude Adams and they had an adopted daughter, Frances B. Sharpe, who was born c1915. All three have died and Dunbar had the funerals, I think . They lived somewhere near Providence Hospital. We think Aunt Gertrude was born about 1894 or 95 and died about 1985. Aenon's SS# is 248-09-4936 & the record says he was born 24 January, 1896 and died in January1981 in Cayce. They were white and Gertrude was first married to W. Nebit Brown who died in 1920; she had adopted Frances B. then who was 5 in the census that year. The Browns lived on Adams St. in Eau Claire.  26 Sept. 2003 Bertice Robinson


I am looking for a pedigree for Leroy Bryan Shealy born: July 31, 1900 died: Dec. 1974 SSN#251-42-8301   Localities listed with the above info I found on the internet are Columbia, Richland, SC and Five Points, Richland, SC  8 August 2001 S. Shealey
SHERBERT Looking for Biological Mother/siblings. I was born in June 1961 in Eastover, SC. Was adopted, I think, in 1963. If you have any info Please e-mail me. (3/14/99 6:04:59 PM) D.A. Kaiser
SHERFESEE Seeking descendants of Louise SHERFESEE (1907-?) and her husband, Frank C. WITHERS (1906-?) of Columbia (Richland County), SC. They had 2 daughters: Louise and Elizabeth. (8/22/99 7:03:56 PM) Kinloch Mccollum

Shiloh Baptist Church

I'm looking for some background history on Shiloh Baptist Church on Monroe Street in Columbia, South Carolina. I know that the land was given to the black members in 1912; but no info on when the church was actually started.  1 July 2004 Pat Franklin
SHIRAH Searching for information on Jacob Shirah, who died in Richland County, SC in 1826. There are two documented sons of Jacob who both settled in central Georgia and possibly several others who made their home in southeast Alabama. His son Jacob Shirah Jr. (1790-1860) was in Houston Co, Georgia by the early 1830's. The other documented son was Charles Shirah (1810-1849), who also settled in central Georgia. Looking for information on ancestors and any descendants. (9/19/99 10:34:22 AM) Jeff W. Shirah
Shirah Cemetery directions I have not been able to find any specific directions for one of the cemeteries that is listed on this database, the Shirah cemetery. I would like to photograph this cemetery if we can find the location for it.  Among others my 3rd great grandmother is buried there. 27 March 2007 Helen Shirah Hudson


I am researching the Shirey family of Richland County, SC and would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows anything about this family. In particular, I am interested in Andrew C. Shirey (b. 1903 in Eastover, SC d.12 Dec 1963 Richland Co., SC)who married Theatus Bland(b. abt. 1907 in NC). They lived in Columbia, Richland County, SC.  17 Feb. 2001 Bill Bland


My name is Dallas V. Shoultz. I am trying to find out what happened to a baby my mother (Halice O Shoultz) had while living in West Columbia S.C. in either 1951/52. I know the baby was a boy. I don't know if the baby lived or died. I don't know which hospital or the date of birth other than the years listed above. Any suggestion or information would be a great help. 7 Sept. 2004 Dallas Shoultz


Burial places of Shull, my father Robert Lee Shull is buried at Greenlawn but I do not know the location of his parents. I believe his fathers name was Oscar and I know his mothers name was Fannie. They lived in Cayce and West Columbia, SC. 6 August 2002 Ropbert H Shull
SILBERBERG Looking for descendants of J. Paul SILBERBERG, known to have lived at Cornell Arms, Apt. 15 B, Columbia SC in 1953. There is someone with this name who appears to have died in Columbia in Feb. 1978, but I have not been able to verify if this is individual I am looking for. Father of J. Paul was Louis SILBERBERG, mother's name unknown to me. J. Paul had two brothers named Arthur M. and Bernard S. SILBERBERG. Have no other information. I live in Israel and am unable to do this research myself. Thanks for any assistance. (4/20/98 9:44:37 PM) Kalman Appel


I am searching for my biological father. I was born in Richland SC 9/30/79. He was born September 5, 1947. I believe his middle name is Ira. Please help me find the rest of my family. 8 August 2001 Payton D. Simmons
SIMPSON I am looking for information on my grandfather George Washington Simpson B.10-31-1891 in Columbia,SC. I'm looking for his father and mother. His father name is William T. Simpson, I don't know his wifes name. George married Bessie Marion Dennis B. 9-12-1894 also from Columbia. George was and assitant jailer in Columbia, he died 7-19-1946. (3/14/99 5:35:38 PM) S. Steele


SIMS Looking for information on the RICHARD SIMS family located in the Columbia S.C. area during the late 1700's. There is supposedly a monument in one of the Columbia cemeteries with the SIMS family name on it. I would be grateful for any information on the family. (8/22/99 7:09:15 PM) CHARLES F. SIMS
SITES Sidney Sites: I have heard he was a richland county commissioner. I would like to know what his contributions were to the county. He is my greatgrandfather. (3/20/99) D. Stutts


I found this entry in the Richland County Census Index for 1850... SLIGH 77A-77B-78B.  I am seeking additional information regarding this entry and any possible connection to my Grandfather John Leon Sligh Sr. of 3933 BREWER ST. Columbia SC SS# 250-16-6581 12 July 1912 - 1 Dec 1999.  11 Nov. 00 John Leon Sligh III


I am looking for information on GGGgrandfather Samuel S. Sloan b. 1785 d. 1844 in Richland County, SC and his family. 5 April 2003 Joe Grugan


I am looking for ancestors of William Smiley Sloan, born in Richalnd County 28 january 1819, died 10 november 1892. Any information is appreciated. 30 June 2004 Karen Ambrose


Seeking info on Owen Pinckney Smith, B. 1810 beech Island S.C.. M . Susannah Harrison 1836, One child, Mary ,M. miles cope. Owen P. Married 2nd Caroline Pengree , daughter of Thomas and Cathrine Waters Pengree. They had seven daughters and one son. Owen and Caroline had two sons and two daughters born in S.C. Owen Rhett B 1844. Sarah Catherine b 1846 Martha Julia B 1848 and William Pinckney" my grandfather"b 1852.. They then came to georgia and had four more children in Screven county Ga..  I would love to find anything on his up line and how the Rhett and Bennett may be connected. 24 Jan. 2000 Zane G Smith


Peter SMITH will was probated 07 July 1797, Richland Co., SC. Names daughters Nancy and Cathy also Thomas MCPHERSON his son-in-law. Mention in will were Peter CAMPBELL, and Nancy CAMPBELL daughter of James CAMPBELL. Did Peter SMITH have any adult sons? 4APR2000 Myra C. Sims


SMITH, John, b. abt 1755/1765, d. Nov 1803, m. Rachel FAUST, dau. of Peter FAUST. Three children; John C.(possibly John Christian), Harriet, and Alexander Tobias. Alexander Tobias m. Mary Ann FAUST, dau. of Balsir FAUST. Alexander Tobias and Mary Ann [FAUST] SMITH had twelve children in Columbia, SC area: Rachel Malvina, John Christian, Warren Augustus, Martha C, Harriet Balsa, Kennerly Dekalb, Henry Thomas, Edwin Levi, Wesley William, Georgiana, and Fletcher Cullen. It is believed that John SMITH had a brother, George, d. abt 1817, who was a grandfather of John Alexander SMITH, and ggf of John Christian Bookter SMITH, b. 1839, d. 1900. Would like to hear from anyone who has info on this SMITH line. Specifically, I need to know parents of John and George SMITH and when/how they came to Richland County. Any known offspring of Rachel Malvina SMITH, who married a KELLEY, then a WEIR; and any known information concerning John Christian SMITH, or any of his descendants. 19 April 2002 Warren A. SMITH


I am looking for information regarding my great grandfather Madison J. Smith b. Aug. 6, 1835. Maybe NC d. Jan. 8, 1910 buried Elmwood Cmty. Columbia, SC. He married Sallie E. Levister b. Aug. 7, 1846 d. Jun. 23 1926 Littleton, SC.. Buried Elmwood Cmty. They had seven children; James H., William I., Hattie U., Edward H., Elridge C., Madison J. Jr. and Albert M. He may be brother to William J. Smith. William's son Freddy alway said he and Madison's son Elridge were first cousins. They lived in Littleton, SC (upper Richland County) Some of the time.  19 April 2002 James Smith


I have been searching THE State Newspaper and The Columbia Record for an incident that happened on this ancestor's first day in the Army. I have the Enlistment date of 6 Aug 1943 from US WWII Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946. This man's wife was stabbed and a man murdered on this first day in the Army. The police went to the barracks with flashlights to roust him from bed to inform him of what happened.   Enlisted Man: Lawrence Russell Smith DOB 6 Sep 1915 DOD 3 Apr 1983.  Wife: Modena Oswald Smith.  A man was charged and arrested, but who? And who was murdered?  This happened outside of Fort Jackson but within Columbia, SC.   Are the enlistment and induction dates different? I assume so.  Where else can I have access to records? Fort Jackson? Police Incident Reports? Hospital records? I think the woman lost a kidney in this attack. CCI records? no, I don't have a name.  Is it probable that this was NOT reported in the newspaper for some reason? There were similar reports during that time.  I have tried to include everything I know about this incident. I sincerely appreciate any thing you can offer to direct me to this information. 27 July 2008 Annette Stafford


Looking for parents of John G.Snead ,bn 1808 in S.C. Possably Richland cn.  18 April 2002 Kyle L. Smith


Researching John Snelling who served in Colonel Thomas Taylor's Regiment of the South Carolina Militia in 1782 (Revolutionary War). Believe John was son of Henry Snelling, a landowner in Richland County. The Snellings removed to Barnwell District, probably about John Snelling married Hannah Nelson and moved to Pulaski County, Georgia between 1805 and 1809. His children were: Richard Jackson (born in SC), William F.(born in SC), Grace, Hannah, Phoebe (born in SC) and Philemon. John Snelling died in 1815 and is buried in Pulaski County. 20 June 2001 Sam Snelling


Seeking info on Michael Shnider or Snider 1715/1725 Germany - 1750/1760 Richland Co., SC, m. Rosena Zeigler Germany. Also, Jacob Shnider 1715/25 Germany - 1756 SC, m. Mary Unknown Germany. (3/14/99 5:55:30 PM) Robert D Hemphill



Seek info on family of Henry DANIELS, b. 1838 in Columbia, SC, m. Mary SNIPES, b. 1844 in Anderson. Children are: Eddie, Walter, Carrie, Archie, Minnie, Katy, George, Lessie, Fred and Lula, b. between 1867-1887 in Columbia. I have more info to share. Bill Snipes
SOLDIERS' HOME Can you tell me were the Soldier's Home was located and were Elmwood Cementary is???   William Keith Powers.  From "The State" newspaper in SC there was a death notice on a W. K. Powers, Jan 7, 1917. It reads as follows: VETERAN IS DEAD AT SOLDIERS' HOME   Late Member of Palmetto Sharp shooters, W. K. Powers, is Buried at Elmwood.  W.K. Powers, Confederate veteran and inmate of the Soldiers home, died early yesterday   morning. He was 71 years old and resided in Anderson county until last September.  Volunteering in 1861 he entered Company I Palmetto Sharpshooters in Bratton's brigade.  Interment took place at Elmwood cemetery yesterday afternoon. Death was due to cancer" 24 Jan. 2008 Roy Walters


I would like to hear from someone who is willing to look at the 1900 SC Soundex for a name for me. The individual was probably living in Richland County. 20 June 2001 M. Free
SOUTER George SOUTER Sr, b. Germany?, d. 2/16/1821 in CAMDEN Dist., SC; m. Fannie AUTZ. Son George SOUTER Jr. b. abt 1783 in CAMDEN Dist., SC d. FAIRFIELD Co., SC; m. Catherine Barbary SMITH abt 1808 in CAMDEN Dist., SC. Catherine Barbary SMITH was dau of Stephen SMITH Jr. and Mary Eve HAMITER. Interested in All information on these families. (12/21/96) Robert Leitner


Looking for info. on Harriet L. SOUTHERN (born Nov. 25, 1820, Died Oct. 26, 1854), she married Henry Lark. According to sources, Harriet L. SOUTHERN was the daughter of John P. SOUTHERN of Columbia, SC. Mr. Southern was president of a Union Bank in Columbia in 1877? His second wife was Mattie Bell. Any info. appreciated! (3/9/98 6:46:11 PM) L. Griffith
SOWELL Zadoc Sowell is shown in the 1820 Census of Richland County as HOH with 3 males and 2 females. Zadock Sowell is shown on the 1820 Census of Wilkes County, GA as HOH with 3 males and 2 females. Ages are similar. Is this a case of one family double-counted or two families? If the latter, who was the SC Zadoc? I find no other reference to him. Thanks. (12/30/98 9:23:24 AM) J. T. SMITH
SPELLINGS Would like to correspond with anyone having information on the SPELLINGS family of Richland Co, SC. I have a Britain SPELLINGS, b. c1740 who md. Nancy possibly KNIGHT. They had Rebecca, Jesse, Britain, Jr. Nancy, Sarah and William. Daughter Sarah md. Archibald AKINS. (11/11/96) David




We are completing a book on the descendants of John George Speigener, settled SC March 1753.  Decendants in SC, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and other areas. If connected to a Speigener line, any spelling, contact us. 803-808-7923  Fax:803-808-7924 Beiman Prince

B. Prince




As President of the Spigner-Speigner-Spigener Family Reunion, I am collecting any and all information about members of our great family to be included in a first rate history book to be published by our next reniuon in summer 2003, 2 ½ centuries after John George's arrival in Charleston, SC. This data collection phase is very important because data accuracy is critical. By the end of the year I will be asking everyone to send pictures and stories, all of which will be included. This is a giant undertaking, but it will be most rewarding. What I need right now, in any format, is hard data: names of Spigner-Speigner-Spigener descendants, dates, burial places (cemetery names and locations would be very helpful -I'm trying to visit them all), and other good data. I will need proof readers and editors for content by around the end of the year, so please volunteer. And get your pictures and stories ready!! SEND INFO NOW - SNAIL MAIL, VOICE MAIL or EMAIL!!!  THANKS. Fletcher Spigner, 28 Ricemill Ferry, Columbia, SC 29229 803-250-2284 (10 minute voice mail) or  8 August 2002 Fletcher Spigner


Seek info on Elizabeth Stack, born 28 Nov 1885 Gadsden, SC. Her father was William Jesse Stack and her mother was Grace Alice James. She married Phelim O'Neill Jr. c1912 in either NY, VA, or SC. They lived in Columbia, SC about nine years where Phelim Jr. was a doctor. They had three children, Phelim III (born 1913, Sumpter, SC; died 1976), Thomas (born 1916 in SC), and Elizabeth (born 1920). Elizabeth and family moved to New York City sometime between 1918 and 1924, the year her husband died. She lived in the Washington Heights neighborhood, at 96 Wadsworth Terrace in 1924. In 1937 she lived at 117 13th Street (East or West?) in Manhattan and she worked for the WPA on job 65-97-336, which was located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in Rockefeller Center, NYC. She died around November 1971 while living in the 29204 zip code. Her social security number was 117-09-9761. I am particularly interested in finding her surviving children or the the descendents of any of the three children. (3/14/99 5:51:00 PM) D Jordan


Seek info on Anna Barbara Staggers & her 1st husband (? Staggers) before she married Andrew Early in May 1800. Her marriage settlement of 1800 listed land in Richland County. I understand that these have been burned but want to know if they have been re-recorded or listed anywhere else. Am hoping these records would lead to her maiden name. 20 June 2001 C. Goodnight


I wonder if you can help me with any suggestion at all about how to find an answer to my "brick wall" I ran into 20-30 years ago, and I'm still searching. ANYTHING would be greatly appreciated. My ancestor was ANNA BARBARA STAGGERS of Williamsburg County, South Carolina. In l800 she entered into a marriage settlement with Andrew Early of same county. She mentioned 2 sons by former or previous marriage: William and Martin. She mentioned land she owned in Richland Co. This was a surprise because I knew only of her Williamsburg County land. I tried to find some record of this land and her ownership, thinking I could find her first husband's name which I need, and maybe find out her maiden name, which I need. 30 Sept. 2001 J. S. Reily

State Hospital

Do you know of a web site are where I might find records for patients of the state hospital for the early 1900's?  27 March 2005 J.L. Woods
STEEL(E) Seek information on George Steel in the 1820 census of Richland County, also found in Lexington Distict in both the 1800 and 1810 census. Who was his father? Who were his children? Who was his wife? (8/4/97) Thomas Steele


Seeking information on M. LAMBETH, who married Kate Ruth STEVENSON of Richland Co., SC mid-19th century.  19 Nov. 2001 William S. Smith


Seeking information on Kate Ruth STEVENSON, b. Newberry, Feb 15, 1827, married M. LAMBETH, died Paris, France, 1900.   27 Sept. 2003 William S. Smith


Sir, I am searching for info about the parents of my father...Hermit Elwood Stokes, born Feb. 14,1911 in Columbia SC. I believe their names were James Hampton Stokes and Eva Paschal. 11 Nov. 00 L. Stokes


I am trying to get a picture of a head stone at Elmwood Cemetery. It is King Stokes. I have attached his info. I live in Virginia and really would like to get a picture of it for the family. Do you know if anyone already has it or who may take one for me?  22 March 2010 Tiffany A. Spencer *HS
Streets Is there any way to find out how several streets in a particular subdivision rec'd their name? Whether they were all named after one family...?  20 June 2005 S. Hemingway


Looking for information on Robert Belton Strickland I, died in the 1930's, buried in Olympia Cemetery with wife Margaret Jordan Strickland who immigrated from France. Strickland drove the trash wagon on the mill hill for the mill company and had one child, Robert Belton Strickland, Jr. Jr. married Flossie Barfield, daughter of John Barfield and Margaret Young, from Kershaw Co. 19 Nov. 2001 Mike Anderson


I am searching for information about a Lizzie (Hinson) Stroud sister of Maude Haggler of White Bluff and sister of John Armstrong Hinson of Dade County Florida and Robert Hinson of Kershaw, SC. John Armstrong Hinson's Obit says Lizzie was living in Columbia when he died on 18 June 1946. If any one has any information on this family I would greatly appreciate it. 27 May 2002 Alan O. Payne
SUMMER Seek the maiden name of my great-great-grandmother, who married James Andrew Summer. She died April 10, 1901, at the age of 69 years. She is buried in the Capers Chapel United Methodist Cemetery near Peak in Richland County. Her husband, James Andrew Summer, died September 3, 1918. Her son, Tullius Washington Summer, was killed in a railroad accident in 1903. The only record of her name that I have is "Mrs. James Andrew Summer," as recorded on her tombstone. I do not know her maiden name or her Christian name. (9/19/99 10:33:35 AM) Olivia Fulmer



Seek parents of Owen Summerell born c 1770-1780. First children c1800, and by 1820 was living in Laurens Co., SC. Land grant made to Owen Summerlin of 145 acres in Richland County. It was bounded on one side by Jacob Summerlin. Is there a connection to Jacob? Various spellings: Summerall, Sommerell, Sommerall, Summerlin, Sommerlin, Summerville, Sumrall, Summerall, etc.  Two children of Owen Summerell married Cole's. (10/3/97) G.Sumerel


Seek my father's birth mother. He was born in Columbia, SC at Good Samaritan Waverly hospital on July 16, 1945. His birth mother was supposedly 16 years old at the time with the possible surname of Sumpter. Originally she may have been from the West Indies. His grandmother's name was Cecilia Sumpter, spelling uncertain. He was adopted by Lula Johnson soon after birth and given the name James Andrew Johnson. (5/7/99 2:44:50 PM) James Johnson


Searching for Surginer family. Mary Surginer, daughter of John & Mary Surginer married Drury Bynum. They had a son William Bynum. who had a daughter Mary Anne Bynum. Drury came to SC from Va. around 1762. He died 15 July 1837 in Richland County (around Eastover). Would appreciate any info.  31Aug2000 M. Shoolbred



Catherine SWAGERT belived to be dau of Hans Michael SWAGERT m. George LEITNER(LIGHTNER b. abt 1725 in Germany d. 1/2/1814 in RICHLAND Co., SC. Hans Michael SWAGERT received land grant 5/2/1752 N of Broad R. opposite Saxe-Gotha. Would like info on both families and will share data. (12/22/96) Robert Leitner
SYLVESTER Seek info on Dr Asbury Sylvester of Columbia and Lucius Sylvester.  Asbury was MD in Columbia during late 1800 while Lucius was educator. Seek info on family. Was Asbury member of 12th SC inf? any help appreciated (11/3/99 8:32:05 PM) George O'brien

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