I am researching the Blitchendon/Blitchington surname in early Barnwell Co., SC and Orangeburgh Dist. SC.
I have not yet found a connection to my ancestor, but am collecting information trying to find a clue.
I would like to share what I have found for anyone else who is researching this family and hope to hear from anyone who finds new info.
Pat Vause, Daytona Beach, Florida
Land Records SC archives:
William Blitchendon to John Fisher 1770
" " 1774 land grant for 100 acres in Colleton Co.
Description: BLITCHENDEN, WILLIAM, PLAT FOR 640 ACRES ON MILL BRANCH, ORANGEBURGH DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY GASPER TROTTI.
Many more Blitchendon land records that I did not copy. They can be researched on the SC Archives website.
From the SC Archives Website:
Will of John Blitchendon 1803 Barnwell Dist. SC 9/28/1803
Description: BLITCHENDON, JOHN OF BARNWELL DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: BOOK A, PAGE 59; ESTATE PACKET: BDL 6, PKG 11) (2 FRAMES).
Names Indexed: BLITCHENDON, JOHN/HICKMAN, JOHN/DAY, HENNY/DRAPER, THOMAS/HICKMAN, REBECKA/DAY, MARY/TYLER, ANNA/BLALOCK, SARAH/BLITCHENDON, WILLIAM/HICKMAN, THOMAS/HICKMAN, ELIZABETH/HICKMAN, ANNA
1790 census Orangeburgh Dist, SC
Wm Blitchendon, 2 males over 16, 2 males under 16 4 females over 16 ( free, white)
John Blitchendon 1 male over 16 2 females over 16 ( free-white)
1800 census Orangeburgh Dist , ( or Barnwell?) SC
William Blitchenden Males 2 under 10, 1 (?) age 10-15. 2 age 16-25, 1 age 26-44
Females 1 under 10, 3(?) age 10-15, 1 age 26-44
Abraham Blitchenden Males: 1 under 10, 1 age 16-25
Females 1 age 26-44
A second William Blitchendon popped up in the 1800 census , Orangeburgh Dist. SC ... need to research age, etc.
1810 census, Barnwell Co., SC
Blech, Abraham ( actual spelling) males: 1- age 16-25, 1 26-44: females 1, 26-44
Blitchendon, William males 1 male age 10-15, 3 males age 16-25, 1 age 44-up: females, 1 age 26-44
1820 census, Barnwell Co. SC , 4A John ? or William? Blitchington 2 males under 16, 2 males age 16-26, 1 male 45-up Females: under 10 - 3, 1 each, 16, 26, 45, and up
Alternative Spellings: BLICHINTON, WILLIAM/Blechendon, Blechenton, Blitchington, Blitchendon, Blech
Early Colonial Perquimans County NC Records
1729 "Quit Rent" Perquimans Co.
1720 tax lists Perquimans Co.
Perquiman Co., NC militia lists of Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983), pp. 741-747]
Abraham Blechenten, William Blihkenden
Elias Stallings Constables List / August the 25th Day 1745 Perquimans, NC , poll tax
William , John, and Abraham Blitchenton
Tax List 1740, Perquimans Co., NC
John Blechenton, 1
1739 lists of Juryman, Perquimans Co.
1748 tax list Elias Stallings
Blitchendon, John, William, Abraham
1750 Perqus. County / A List of Tythables Taken by me James Sitteson
Blitchendon, William, John, Abraham
Blitchendon family appears to be removed from Perquimans county after abt. 1750