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Monday, June 17, 2019

Scottish Settlers were Flogged by the Spanish #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Scottish Settlers to Port Royal were Flogged by the Spanish

Claverhouse
Claverhouse in Scotland
In 1683 a few Scotch families were brought to Port Royal by Lord Cardross where they established a settlement. Those were the cruel days of Claverhouse in Scotland, and a scheme was entertained for bringing 10,000 sturdy Covenanters to Carolina. Claverhouse (near Dundee) was owned by John Graham, 1st Viscount Dundee. The scheme came to nothing. Cardross managed to encounter difficulties with the people at Charleston, and returned to Scotland in disgust. In 1686, in time of peace, a Spanish force pounced upon Port Royal and murdered some of the Scotchmen, while flogging others within an inch of their lives. The Spanish carried off what booty they could find and left the place a smoking ruin. As a result, the men of Charleston boarded two stout ships with 400 men to sail against St. Augustine, but the newly appointed Governor Colleton arrived upon the scene and forbade their sailing. His mandate was obeyed with growls and curses, however, the governor was upheld by the lords proprietors.
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Monday, June 10, 2019

SC Migratory Trails #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Follow the Migratory Trails of South Carolina Congregations

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If you are searching for ancestors in SC during the 18th century, it is best to study the religious colonies of the times. The reason is that ministers from Germany, Scotland and Irish were responsible for bringing congregations. Because those particular ministers concentrated on certain European districts to gather their flock and transport to America, the information will open doors of where to search next. 



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Monday, June 3, 2019

1918 Automobiles #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Glamorous 1918 Automobiles

Top to bottom: Anderson Six, Columbia Six, Haynes Car, National Speedster, Oldsmobile Touring Cars
1918 Anderson Six1918 Columbia Six



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Monday, May 27, 2019

County Records Offer the Genealogist the Most Hope #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

County Records Offer the Genealogist the Most Hope!

Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin

Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland AustinAfter the census records are researched, the next stop is the county records. where your ancestors resided. It is all there, from the time that they purchased a home or land and recorded the deed, until the probate of the last will and testament and the tax digest revealed them delinquent for on taxes! One of the most interesting stories lies in the reading of the will and estate papers because it reveals the life and times of the decedent. If the court house burned, the next search is the court houses of surrounding counties. That is because families had transactions in other counties as well as relatives. All of the tidbits about each relative helps to form the puzzle. Note: Some of the earliest settlers in Dorchester County came from Dorchester, Massachusetts. 
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Friday, May 24, 2019

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Dorchester County SC Genealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Dorchester County, South Carolina Genealogy

Koger PlantationDorchester County was named for Dorchester, Massachusetts. In 1696 Congregationalists from that town removed south to establish a new settlement which they also called Dorchester. During the settlement of Georgia, when large land grants were being offered as inticements during the 1750's, this congregation removed to an area called Midway, halfway between Savannah and Darien, Georgia. They were led by Rev. Mr. Osgood. By the year 1788, the parish continued to be referred to as St. George Dorchester although the town was virtually abandoned. When the area officially became a county, it was formed from parts of Colleton and Berkeley counties and called Dorchester. The county seat is the town of St. George, which also took its name from the old parish. The town of Summerville was settled in the late eighteenth century as a summer resort for planters who wished to escape the malaria prevalent on their rice plantations; the town later became a winter resort also. Middleton Place Gardens, the remains of an old rice plantation, are the oldest landscaped gardens in the country, having been laid out in 1741. Middleton was a member of the Continental Congress, his son Arthur Middleton (1742-1787), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his grandson Henry Middleton (1770-1846), a governor, United States Congressman, and ambassador to Russia. 

Earliest settlers: Bacon, Osgood, Quarterman, Maxwell, Lee and others.  . . . more . . .



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Monday, May 13, 2019

Revolutionary War Ruins on Hwy 17 #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet

Ruins on Highway 17 (coastal Highway

Colleton RuinsSeveral Revolutionary War skirmishes occurred in Colleton County and the state legislature met in the town of Jacksonboro in 1782 while Charleston was occupied by the British. In 1828 the first nullification meeting in the state was held in Walterboro. The Revolutionary War hero Isaac Hayne (1745-1781) was a Colleton resident, as were politicians Rawlins Lowndes (1721-1800) and William Lowndes (1782-1822 Cotton was king in the region. After the War Between the States, Northern carpetbaggers bought the land for taxes and used it as hunting preserves.
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