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TALLEY Seek info on Rev.Nicholas Talley buried in Columbia, SC Washington St. Cemetary. He was a Methodist minister for many years in Columbia, married Amey Ann Potter. 1/25/98 Laura Talley Powell
TAYLOR William Taylor b. 1816 in Virginia and Darcus Taylor b. 1820 in S.C. lived in Kingsville, S. C. in 1870. They had the following children Andrew b. 1848, Buck b.1850, Dock b. 1854, and Amanda b. 1859. I am seeking information that could define the area in Kingsville where they lived. This family later moved to Waller County, Texas. (11/5/98 9:10:18 PM) Dr. Jessye Davis Spencer, Ph.D
TAYLOR Seek info on "Mrs. Ben Taylor" who appears on pages 190, 220, 243 of Mary Boykin Chestnut's "A Diary From Dixie" during Mrs. Chestnut's stay in Columbia from February through June 1862. Would like to know her maiden name and parents if possible to see whether she could be Jane Gilliam who married Ben or Bennie Taylor by 1833 in Abbeville, SC. (3/14/99 6:00:15 PM) Cathy Johnson
TAYLOR Col. Thomas Taylor (1743-1832) has been called the "patriarch of Columbia" since his plantation became the location of the new state capital. I am researching Col. Tom's descendants and need help tracing some of his lines. We are descended from Col. Tom's son, John, but some of the other lines are very sketchy. Any help would be appreciated. (11/2/97 12:04:06 PM) Henry Hall


Seeking information on Joesph Taylor who died in columbia between Feb.25 and Mar.3,1900. He had 21 children. His last wife's name was Clemey(Clemmie). She died 2/9/1921 and was buried in Olympia cemetary. 1900 census showes Clemey was widowed with the following children: Cleavland,Carrie,Sammie,Freddie.Any information would be greatly appreciated. 8 August 2001 Trent Taylor


Looking for information on Sophia Bonham Taylor, born July 29, 1811. Came to Alabama with friends and married Isaac Newbury in 1839. Would like to know who her parents were. 15 March 2001 B. Mitchell


My maternal 5th great-grandfather was Captain John TAYLOR (b. 1746 m. Sarah HIRONS d. 1 Feb 1781; wounded twice, at Fort Moultrie and Sullivan's Island, and died of smallpox during the war - captured with Colonel Thomas TAYLOR [b. 10 Sept 1743 & John's brother...] at Fishing Creek but escaped while being carried to Camden, SC), one of 3 brothers who, I believe, fought in the American Revolution for the SC Militia. Their father, another John TAYLOR, b. ca. 1723, migrated from VA in 1754 to the east bank of the Congaree River, 10 miles south of Columbia, SC. The 3rd brother was James TAYLOR who married both Sarah's sister, Mary HIRONS, & Sarah DANIELL.   Taylor info  19 April 2002 B. V. Smith
TAYLOR Looking for any information on Jene Taylor and her daughters with Raymond Tinsley. Dorothy, Pearl and Shirley Tinsley are theyre names. All the girls where born In Hendersonville, NC. Dorothy was born June 7, 1936 and Pearl was born September 1938, and Shirley was born July 23, 1940.  Dorothy they say still lives in Tuxedo in the old Taylor homestead.  Jene Taylor was born after 1917. Her right name was Nance Laura Jene Taylor.  Married Raymond Tinsley from Hendersonville born February 1917son of james and Susan Tinsley of Brevard, NC.  Jene left the area after her divorce with Raymond and moved the girls to New Jersey where she raised them, per a Aunt of hers.  Any information on any of these people is appreciated.  20 Nov. 2004 Maggie Tinsley Derr


In the History of Richland County by Edwin L. Green, p. 80, it mentions that, John Taylor, acquired land [May 1771] on Main road from Weaver's Ferry to Camden on Little Cr. next to NATHAN CENTER and others. I found also, that NATHAN CENTER married Martha Taylor, a sister to Col. Thomas Taylor. In the Will records, Apt. 14, Pck 471, it was found that NATHAN CENTER died Jan 1783. I am trying to locate any information about Nathan Center's service as a Commissary with James Taylor under Sumter. After Center's death, Martha remarried to GEORGE WADE and reportedly resided in the Columbia area. Any information about her and her children, Elizabeth Center, Nathan Center, Jr; John Center or William Center would be greatly appreciated. 19 April 2002 Wanda M. Gray, Commissioner, Arkansas History Commission
Technical School I have been trying to find out where the extinct County Pendleton. S.C. was located. I have a relative located there in the 1810 census.

I have also been trying to find out if there was a technical type school near Colombia S.C. in the 1810-1830 era. I have three ancestors that were trained somewhere in Weaving, Pottery and Shoemaking. One of them had a son born in or near Colombia, S.C. in 1819 and his father being there in some type of technical school is the only thing that is logical. 5 March 2008

Ron Thornburgh


Looking for information on Kathleen Taylor from Richland County, SC. Believe she was born Feb. 24, 1920 and died Aug. 23, 1938. She was the unwed mother of Ronald and Charles. She died giving birth to Charles. Both boys were raised in the Rawl home in Columbia, SC. 29 Dec. 2008 Amy Halupa


Seek relatives of SIMONE HALL or EFFIE THOMAS-HALL, both born 1800's. Effie Hall died in the early 1970's. She, at the time resided at 2431 Park Street in Columbia, SC with her daughter Hattie Morgan. I know that our family attended Zion Hopewell Baptist Church in Gilbert, SC. So, I think that they must have lived in that area. If you anyone has any information, please contact me. (12/5/99 6:10:18 PM) Soneika M. Fulmore
THOMPSON I have traced an ancestor to Richland County in 1790. His name is Arthur Thompson, son of Hezekiah Thompson and Charity Hinton Thompson of Bertie County NC.  Arthur appears on the 1790 census for Richland County, (but he now spells the name without the P i.e. THOMSON). The census record has no indication of township or other location identifiers.  However, I have reason to believe his land was on The Wateree River near to the confluence with The Congaree. Arthur's brothers, Noah and William also inherited land in this area after Hezekiah's death in 1773.  With that background info, here are my questions: - Where can I go to access the deed books for 1790 and earlier? I want to backtrack through the deeds in order to find out who Hezekiah acquired the property from and how.   - Are there qualified researchers out there who might provide deed backtracking services for a fee?  August 2006 Don Bogart
THORNTON Seek info on a Thorogood (or Thoroughgood) THORNTON, born about 1831, who married a Katherine Mack. Thorogood appears in the census, Richland Co. 1830, -40, -50,.. which appear to confirm his father was also named Thorogood THORNTON. It seems possible that Thorogood (Sr.) was son of a Phineas THORNTON but this is a guess at this point. Appreciate any leads others can provide. I also have no detail on ancestors of wife Katherine Mack. (5/18/98 10:15:31 PM) Jim Mahoney


I am looking for information about Pierce (Pearson?) Thornton, son of Caroline Hayes? Thornton and James Thornton. I would like to know if he or his family appear in the 1920 census of Lexington County and if there are any descendants of his children. I wondered if this family moved to RICHLAND COUNTY at any point. Any information appreciated.  More complete data are on the link to the left.  30 Dec. 00 M. Pond
THORNTON Hi! The Thornton family that I have was the Thornton wife of George Martin Riser, Jr. I think they lived in that area. His mother was Elizabeth Long/Lang.  Jan. 2004 Lib Pitts




I have been told there could be a Masonic Lodge Archives on the corner of Senate & Marion Streets in Columbia. If this is true then could someone tell me their hours of operation & do they allow the public to come look at their old records. If there is not a Masonic Lodge Archives at this location then is there such an establishment in Richland County. My home address is 300 Moores Lake Road Wadesboro,NC 28170. Thanks!! (8/22/99 6:48:13 PM) Steve Bailey


Seek info on surname TORRENCE, specifically RICHARD TORRENCE and his ancestors. Richard Torrence born c1863 married Virginia Ellen Rush (b 1863 Bear Creek , Kershaw County).  Son: Clemmon Clifford Torrence 1884 -1968, "Clem" or C.C., "raised" in Lower Richland County on the Moss Place near the Wateree River. Clem lived most of his life in the Eastover section of the county, married Rebecca Shirah (1885-1957), both buried at Mt. Elon Church cemetery, Richland Co.  8APR2000

My wife's maiden name is Kathleen Sharpe daughter of Dewey Sharpe. He was the son of L.W. Sharpe (son of Virginia Ellen Rush Torrence). In the obituaty he is listed as L. W. Torrence-Sharpe. Butch Younginer 27 May 2002

Dr. A. Kostorizos


Seek info on 1790 Fairfield Co. S.C. William TRAP and John TRAP. I am descended from Wm. TRAPP b. Tn. 1819. His mother's name was Elizabeth b.1784 S.C. Any thingwould help. 6 Jan. 2000 Pat Copeland
TREVATHAN Census shows John Trevathan b Richland County, SC ca 1780/90 m Rhoda Leander, he served in War of 1812, had several children and later moved to Pike Co. AL, then Sumter Co. AL. He was killed in Sumter Co. 1838. Rhoda came to Texas with some of her family, stopping off in LA for awhile. It is possible John Trevathan's father was William, but no proof. Don't know anything more about Rhoda Leander Trevathan prior to her coming to Texas, except she was charter member of the Henderson Hopewill Primitive Baptist Church in 1827. (4/14/97) Ruth Trevathan Delvige
TREVATHAN My GGG was from Richand Co SC John Trevathan, B. 1780 amd doed 1834 in Trinty Co TX M Rhoda Leander 1780 same Co. she died 1862 in Angelina Co Tx. 7 Nov. 2002 G. Countz
TUCKER I am looking for information on a John C. Tucker that was born in 1834 and died in 1890. He was buried at Spears Creek Baptist Ch. in Richland County (11/3/99 8:30:10 PM) Clifford Tucker
TUCKER/ REESE I am seeking information on ROBERT TUCKER & ANNA REESE who came from Richland District S.C. to Washington County, GA., between 1805 and 1808. Do you know who their fathers are? ROBERT & ANNA brought to Ga., three sons JOHN, ROBERT and DANIEL REESE TUCKER. Any info will help. Thanks. (7/6/98 9:00:52 PM) Deborah Brook
TUCKER REECE I am researching the Tucker/Reece Family of Richland County, South Carolina and would like to contact others researching these lines. (3/3/98) Shannon Smyrl
TYRE Willam Henry Tyre was listed as living in Richland County in the 1790 census. Any information would be appriciated. (11/2/97 12:04:41 PM) William Tyre

Twenty Five Mile Creek

I'm looking for the location of Twenty Five Mile Creek, Twenty Five Mile Church, Bell Branch of Twenty Five Mile Creek. I have a copy of Mouzon's map, 1775, but do not find Twenty Five Mile Creek. Any help will be appreciated.  16MAR2000 V. Mallon
TYSON Tradition says ggg grf. George TYSON came from Louisiana to South Carolina c1830. He died a couple of years later, and 8 sons left SC (presumably returned to LA). The ninth son, also named George (born @1812 in LA), remained in Richland Co, SC (Spear's Creek) and married Pauline/ Mary DIAL. Known children: Margaret J., Wright Cornelius, John Priestley and Vermel/Mellie/Mollie. Seek info on them.  11/2/97 R. D. Urquhart

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