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Court Records for Newberry County South Carolina
- Newberry District Estate Records: Book A: 1787-1796
This is an index of the Newberry District probate records from Book A, covering the years of 1787-1796. We have listed them alphabetically, though they’ll be found on the microfilm roll in number order. Microfilm: Newberry District Estate Records, 1787-1814: South Carolina Archives Roll# N400.
- Newberry District Estate Records: Book B: 1800-1814
This is an index of the Newberry District probate records from Book B, covering the years of 1800-1814. We have listed them alphabetically, though they’ll be found on the microfilm roll in number order. Microfilm: Newberry District Estate Records, 1787-1814: South Carolina Archives Roll# N400.
- Newberry District Estate Records: Book C: 1800-1803
This is an index of the Newberry District probate records from Book C, covering the years of 1800-1803. We have listed them alphabetically, though they’ll be found on the microfilm roll in number order. Microfilm: Newberry District Estate Records, 1787-1814: South Carolina Archives Roll# N400.
- Newberry District Estate Records: Book D: 1803-1814
This is an index of the Newberry District probate records from Book D, covering the years of 1803-1814. We have listed them alphabetically, though they’ll be found on the microfilm roll in number order. Microfilm: Newberry District Estate Records, 1787-1814: South Carolina Archives Roll# N400.
- Newberry County, South Carolina Estates, 1793-1830
- Note: These are the original documents from Rolls # N 68 & N 69: South Carolina State Archives: The accounting documents appear to be just scraps of paper microfilmed for the particular person mentioned. This page will be updated as more documents are indexed.
Edgefield County Civil War Records
- Civil War Regiments: Second Cavalry
Transcription of the muster Roll of Company “I,” Second Cavalry, prepared by Captain T. H. Clark, Trenton, Edgefield County, South Carolina: Names only of those men from Edgefield are here given, except officers who served the Confederacy during the Civil War.
- Civil War Regiments: Second Regiment
Transcription of the muster Roll of Company “B,” Second Regiment, State Troops.
- Civil War Regiments: Sixth Regiment
Transcription of the muster Roll of Company “B,” Sixth Regiment, Cavalry.
- Civil War Regiments: Seventh Regiment Cavalry
Transcription of the muster roll for Company E, Seventh Regiment Cavalry who served the Confederacy during the Civil War.
- Civil War Regiments: Fourteenth Regiment Infantry
Transcription of the muster Roll of Company “B,” Fourteenth Infantry Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers: The whole company, officers and men, were from Edgefield, so I need not repeat that statement.
- Civil War Regiments: State Troops
Transcription of the muster Roll of Roll of Company “I,” South Carolina State Troops, Station Pocotaligo, February 1864.
Edgefield County War with Mexico
- Abstract of the last muster roll of Captain Brooks
- This page provides a roll of Captain Brooks Company in the Company of old Ninety-Six Boys, Company D, Palmetto Regiment, Mexican War. Includes casualty list with location and cause.
- Volunteers in the War Against Mexico
This is an article from the Edgefield Advertiser dated February 11th, 1836, concerning a reunion of the men who volunteered to serve in the War against Mexico.
Edgefield County Settlers of Various Nationalities
- Abneys, &c
- Captain Tom Bates
- Thomas G. Clemson
- Catlett Connor
- Culbreaths, Hazels, &c.
- Perrys, Colemans, Trotters, &c
- John A. Crouder
- William Gregg
- Dr. William Mobley
- William Padgett
- Christian Priber
- Carsons Towlses
- Colonel Sam Watson
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Thomas G. Clemson, son-in-law of John C. Calhoun, once lived in Coleman Township, near Red Bank. Mr. Calhoun often visited Mrs. Clemson, and while on these visits it was that I had the good fortune to see Mr. Calhoun several times; and also Mr. Clemson. It was during the time that Mr. Calhoun’s Dahlonega gold mines were at their best. Mr. Clemson was telling how rich the mines were, and by way of illustration he took off an old fur cap which he was wearing, and said that on one occasion he brought up from the mine in which they…
In 1854, Dr. William Mobley was elected to the Legislature. His grandfather, Jeremiah Mobley, came to Edgefield just after the Revolutionary War from North Carolina, and settled near Fruit Hill. His father, John Mobley, married Lucretia Simkins. They left three sons, William, Eldred, and John. William was born in 1809. He first married Harriet Goode, of Centre Springs. She died soon. He then married Susannah Neal, daughter of Hugh Neal, a wealthy gentleman of Irish descent. Dr. Mobley was a deacon of Red Bank Church for a long time. He was a man of very fine appearance, pleasing manner, and…
William Gregg, the builder of Graniteville, was a native of West Virginia, and came to Edgefield when he was about twenty years old. He married Marina Jones, of Ridge Spring. His brother-in-law, General James Jones, and Colonel John Bauskett had built a cotton factory at Vaucluse and tried to run and operate it with slave labor. Their success was not great, the laborers not having the requisite skill and expertness. Mr. Gregg concluded to use white laborers at Graniteville, and succeeded in his enterprise. In 1858, Mr. Gregg and Colonel James Carroll, afterwards one of the chancellors of the State,…
William Padgett was also a worthy and prominent citizen of this section. He never sought nor held any public position. Indeed it may be said of the Padgetts that they are remarkable for their love of private life, William Padgett’s wife was Margaret Denny, sister of Colonel David Denny, of whom mention has already been made. He was quite wealthy before the war but at its close he was not rich. For honesty, industry, and general integrity of character he had few superiors. Rev. Mahlon D. Padgett, of Mount Willing, and Mr. David Padgett, of the Ridge, are his sons.…
Rev. John A. Crouder helped to raise and organize Company D of the Nineteenth Regiment. He first belonged to a company commanded by Robert Meriwether, which went against Fort Sumter and then to Virginia. When the time of his enlistment expired he returned home and assisted Ira Cromley to raise Company D. Cromley was elected Captain; Crouder, 1st Lieutenant; E. B. Forrest, 2nd; and Isaac Edwards, 3rd. After a few months, Cromley, Forrest, and Edwan’s, “who were too old for service, resigned and retired, and Crouder was promoted to be Captain. When the regiment was reorganized at Corinth, Mississippi, Crouder…
Captain Tom Bates was another prominent man at this time. His home was near the beautiful town of Batesburg, in fact, the place was named in honor of his family. Captain Bates married a daughter of Wade Holstien. He was quite wealthy. Alonzo Bates is his only son.
Colonel Sam Watson was one of the most prominent characters of this section from 1850 to 1860. He lived where his son P. B. Watson now resides. He accumulated a very handsome property and died in 1873, about 57 years of age, leaving a large and respectable family.
In the good old days there lived on Mine Creek an industrious man named Travis. His wife bore him no children and she was frequently begging her neighbors to make her a present of one; but the neighbors did not feel like parting from one of their own in this way. At last, however, her importunate prayer was gratified in a way she had not anticipated. Going out one morning to the cow pen as usual to milk her cows, she found hanging on the bars a little bundle carefully done up, which on examination she found containing a fine…
Rev. John Manly married a daughter of Zebulon Rudolph, of Red Bank, about the year 1825, and remained in Edgefield a good many years. The mention of Rudolph recalls to my memory an old Edgefield tradition that the celebrated Marshal Ney of France, the bravest of the brave, was a Rudolph, born on Red Bank, in Edgefield District, and that his name was Michael Rudolph; that in his youth he went to France; enlisted in the army; soon became noted for his bravery; was made corporal, sergeant, lieutenant. At that period, in the history of France when promotion once began…