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James D. Altman is the son of Thomas Altman, who married Elizabeth Dozier; had three sons and two daughters; the sons were William, John and James D. Altman. William and John both died in the war; one of disease the other from wounds received - he died at home. James D Altman was also in the war, in Captains Crawford's company. Thomas Altman had three brothers, Stephen, William and Jack. Stephen lived on "Big Sister" Bay, five miles east of Marion; was a quiet and inoffensive citizen; he married a daughter of Rev. Moses Coleman, and raised some family, don't know how many - one son, Preston, and one daughter and perhaps other children. Of old William and Jack Altman and their families, the writer knows nothing; James D marred a daughter of Samuel Harrel, they have twelve children, all daughters, but three.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.



  • 1790 Federal Census, Georgetown District, South Carolina:
    Jane ALLMAN

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