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Revolutionary Soldiers from Cheraw District South Carolina

Revolutionary Soldiers from Cheraw District South Carolina

Posted: 9 Apr 2012 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Green, Greene
Hello, I am hoping to find information on the fighting men from the Cheraw District. I am particularly interested in men with the surname Green/e who might have served from this county particularly those who might have died. In the 1790 Cheraw District Census, Winnifred Green is head of household a few doors down from Richard Green. While far from proof, I believe it is likely that Winnifred is a widow and that her husband died during the war. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Revolutionary Soldiers from Cheraw District South Carolina

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 10:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you checked the County estate records? Land records? Either or both might have your answer.

Re: Revolutionary Soldiers from Cheraw District South Carolina

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 4:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I have been told that there are no such records. The Cheraw District no longer exists. The modern day county which composed most of the Cheraw District is Chesterfield County. The Chesterfield Court House was burned twice, once early on and then again during the Civil War. A Branch of My Harris family also ended up in Chesterfield County and I found this out while trying to research them.

Is there anyone who would be able to lookup the index to the Widows pensions of Revolutionary War vets?

Re: Revolutionary Soldiers from Cheraw District South Carolina

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is no separate index to Rev. War Pension applications by widows.

However, www.fold3.com has an every-name index to Rev. War pensions. They have a free-trial period. So try there.

Be aware that most widows were not eligible to apply until at least the 1830s, even if a husband were killed during (say) local militia activity while he was on active duty.

Check the State Archives' published listing of bounty land warrants issued - but I am not sure whether militiamen's widows were eligible.

A lot of people died during the war of causes unrelated to being on active duty, such as of smallpox.

Re: Revolutionary Soldiers from Cheraw District South Carolina

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 7:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have info about my STUBBS ancestors in this area who were Patriots. A LOT of them were Patriots, with my own line being John Stubbs Sr and his son William Stubbs Sr. I have DAR lines for those two. John Stubbs Sr's other sons were also Patriots, as were several in-laws. Would be glad to share. Sara Jane Overstreet
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