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The Migration Project is compiled information from members of the Dobbs, Greene, and Lenoir County ROOTS L Lists. Additional corrections and additions are welcome and can be sent to Martha Mewborn Marble mmarble@erols.com Changes will be made to the individual state files as warranted.

 

BARNWELL COUNTY

 
COWARD - Dobbs to Barnwell County, SC - many of the children of Needham and Phebe Coward's - Needham, Isaac Hardy - they moved out from there to La., Miss, and Texas - Needham M. Coward died in Amite Co, Ms. Another source - According to other information I have, Needham Coward died in 1818 in Barnwell County, SC. His 2nd wife Mary and several of his children went to Mississippi by wagon train.



COWARD have every reason to believe that Needham M. Coward 1790 - 1869, who died in Mississippi, was the son of Needham M. Coward who died in 1818 in Barnwell County, SC. See: COWARD FAMILY
Lloyd EDWARD
 
 
DARLINGTON COUNTY
 
ATKINSON FAMILY - Samuel and his wife Siny (Sina). moved from Lenoir to Darlington
 
WOODHAM, ALEXANDER - Edward WOODHAM was married abt 1763 in Dobbs Co, NC. I do not know exactly when he and his family moved to Darlington Co. His daughter Mary married John ALEXANDER.
>From Rose - Edward Sr and Jr Woodham moved. I also have the WOODHAM family migrating from 'old' Dobbs Co. to Darlington District and Sumter County, SC (present day Lee County, SC) in late 1700's.
 
 
SKINNER, WOODHAM, BELK - Edward SKINNER was born in Dobbs Co abt 1774. He came to Darlington Co with his parents Benjamin SKINNER and Priscilla WOODHAM. Edward married Anna Nancy BELK, daughter of William BELK and Hannah DARLING.
 
[SKINNER-WOODHAM MARRIAGE NEEDS TO BE VERIFIED]
 
 
FIELDS/COTTON - John FIELDS was born abt 1784 in Dobbs Co. He married Elizabeth MIXON in Darlington Co. Two of their children married two children of Abner ALEXANDER and Masse BELK. Also Bartholomew Fields went to Darlington Co but died in Dale County, Alabama. According to Bartholomew's Pension Application, his mother was a Cotton and Jonathan Cotton who was also in Darlington County may have been a cousin. It is thought, but not proven that Bartholomew and John were sons of Brittle Fields of Dobbs County by his first wife, a Cotton.
 
BELK - I do not know where William BELK came to the area from. I suspect possibly Dobbs Co. There was a William BELK and an Edward WOODHAM on 1781 Dobbs Co militia list. William is the ancestor of the BELKs listed above.
 
ALEXANDER/WIGGINS/WOODHAM - Two widows with small children arrived in the Darlington Co area in the late 1700's. One was Frances ALEXANDER, ancestor of the ALEXANDERs above. The other was Mary WIGGINS. It is believed that Mary was born a WOODHAM, sister to the Edward WOODHAM above. It is possible that these two widows were from the Dobbs Co area, especially if Mary WIGGINS was actually a sister of Edward WOODHAM.
 
LOTS OF SPECULATION ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF MARY WIGGINS...PROBABLY RELATED TO WOODHAMS, BUT UNPROVEN]
 
The above from Darlington list member - Larry Noah
 
 
MCNEESE - Darlington - The McNeese family intermarried with the Parrott family of Lenoir Co and went to Darlington - the McNeese family may have lived in Greene Co.
 
 
BARWICK - Around 1790 William Barwick, Sr. moved with his son to the Cheraw District (later Darlington County), South Carolina. The 1790 census shows both William
Barwick, Jr. and William Barwick as residents of the District. The Barwicks were from the Lenoir C. area
 
REDDICK - John bc 1800 and Sarah Reddick of Greene Co to Darlington - also Cullen and Laney Reddick bc 1818 from Greene Co to Darlington
 
MOZINGO - William Mazongo - bc 1775 - from Greene to Darlington - his wife was Nancy - bc 1780 - probably also born in Greene County
 
 
BIRD - Hannah Bird - bc 1805 - born in NC - was she from Lenoir Co - to Darlington Co
 
BEST - Benjamin Best - bc 1850 from Wayne Co to Darlington Co
Noted that Benjamin Best migrated from Wayne Co, NC to Darlington Co SC. I have no knowledge of that, but I found in the Darlington Co, SC archives that a son of Benjamin Best, and one of my ancestors, Williams Best, died there.
 
Kinchen R. Best, a son of Williams Best, married Elizabeth Hanks, a daughter of Nathan Hanks, who was a sheriff of Darlington Co, SC. Kinchen R. Best migrated to Pickens Co, AL after his father died.
 
 
HARRELL/ BIZZELL - John Harrell and Bennett Bizzell went to Darlington Co according to John Andrews
 
 
 
KERSHAW District - DARLINGTON COUNTY

Families of SC Patriot William Witherington, Sr.

Submitted by Bill King, Houston, Texas

 

Our William Witherington, Sr. was born 10 Feb 1741 in Dobbs/Craven County, NC and died 22 Sept. 1819 in Conecuh County, AL.
His wife was Elizabeth Lewis, born 3 Sept 1745 in Dobbs/Craven County, NC and died between 1773-1800, likely in Darlington County, SC.

 

1 William Witherington, Sr. Born: 10 Feb 1740/41 in Dobbs/Craven Co, NC Died: 22 Sep 1819 in Sepulga District, Conecuh Co, AL

 
.. +Elizabeth Lewis Born: 03 Sep 1745 in Dobbs/Craven Co, NC Died: Bet. 1773 - 1800 in Probably Old Darlington District, SC m: Bef. 1766 Smithfield, Johnston Co, NC
 
CHILDREN:
 
........ 2 Lewis Witherington Born: 26 Jun 1766 in Smithfield, Johnston Co, NC Died: Unknown in Unknown
 
........ 2 Laney Witherington aka: Elaine (?) Born: 02 Mar 1769 in Smithfield, Johnston Co, NC Died: 10 Mar 1837 in Bishopville, Sumter/Lee Co, SC Burial: DuBose Family Cemetery, near Lynches River Bridge
 
............ +Peter DuBose aka: Captain Born: 15 Mar 1755 in Bishopville, Sumter (now Lee) Co, SC Died: 26 Jul 1846 in Bishopville, Sumter/Lee Co, SC Burial: DuBose Family Cemetery, near Lynches River Bridge m: Abt. 1786 Bishopville, SC
 
................... 3 Rosamonde DuBose Born: Unknown in Darlington Co, SC Died: Bef. 1846
 
................... 3 Argent Jane DuBose Born: Abt. 1783 in Darlington Co,, SC Died: Aft. 1846
 
....................... +John Josey Born: Unknown
 
................... 3 Penelope Jane DuBose Born: Abt. 1785 in Probably Sumter Co/now Lee Co, SC Died: 17 Feb 1825 in Sumter/now Lee Co, SC (murdered by kitchen slave girl)
 
....................... +Stephen Stuckey aka: Stephen Smith Born: 11 Oct 1786 Died: 01 Jan 1839 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co, TX m: Abt. 1805 South Carolina
 
................... 3 Middleton DuBose Born: 29 Aug 1797 in Darlington Co, SC Died: 29 Jan 1870
 
....................... +Elizabeth Henry Abernathy Born: 02 Aug 1810 in Guliford Co, NC Died: Aft. Jun 1880 in SC m: 31 Jan 1833 Darlington District, SC
 
................... 3 [1] Harriet DuBose Born: Abt. 1799 in Sumter Co, SC Died: 27 Jul 1846 in Sumter Co, SC
 
....................... +Benjamin Belk Born: Abt. 1794 in Sumter Co, SC Died: Abt. 1814 in Sumter Co, SC m: Abt. 1811 Sumter Co, SC
 
................... *2nd Husband of [1] Harriet DuBose:
 
....................... +Joel D. Stokes Born: Abt. 1791 in Sumter County, Darlington District, SC Died: 21 Aug 1869 in Stokes, Madison CO, MS Burial: 1869 Stokes Family Cemetery, Stokes, Madison County, MS. m: Abt. 1820 Sumter Co, SC
 
................... 3 Laney DuBose aka: Elaine Elizabeth DuBose Born: Abt. 1803 in Darlington Co, SC Died: Abt. 1880 in Stokes Bridge, Darlington Co, SC
 
....................... +Asa Woodham Born: 2 Jan 1794 in Darlington Co, SC Died: 1 Feb 1869 in Stokes Bridge, Darlington Co, SC Burial: Woodham Family Cem. m: Abt. 1820 Darlington Co, SC
 
................... 3 [2] DuPree DuBose Born: Abt. 1808 in Sumter Co, SC Died: Oct 1879 in Bishopville, Lee Co, SC
 
....................... +Zimmerman Dixon Born: Abt. 1800 in Sumter Co, SC Died: Abt. 1840 m: Abt. 1832 Sumter Co, SC
 
................... *2nd Husband of [2] DuPree DuBose:
 
....................... +Draper Abel Dixon Born: Abt. 1819 in Sumter Co, SC Died: Abt. 1887 in Bishopville, Lee Co, SC m: Abt. 1841 Bishopville, SC
 
........ 2 William Witherington, Jr. Born: 11 Apr 1773 in Little Beaver Dam on Lynches Creek, Cheraw District, SC Died: 25 Aug 1837 in Sepulga District, Conecuh Co, AL Burial: Aug 1837 Ward-Witherington Cemetery near Fork Sepulga, Conecuh Co, AL
 
............ +Sarah 'Sally' Stanley Born: 22 Mar 1777 in Craven/Old Dobbs Co, NC Died: 01 Jun 1845 in Sepulga District, Conecuh Co, AL Burial: Fork Sepulga Cemetery, Conecuh Co, AL m: 13 Feb 1794 Darlington District (Old Craven County), SC
 
................... 3 Daniel E. Witherington Born: 05 Jul 1795 in Darlington District, SC Died: 21 Aug 1860 in Conecuh Co, AL Burial: Witherington Cemetery
 
....................... +Melissa King Born: 28 Feb 1805 in Darlington District, SC Died: 16 Jun 1880 in Conecuh Co, AL Burial: Witherington Cemetery m: 28 Jan 1825 Conecuh CO, AL
 
................... 3 Margaret Elizabeth Witherington Born: 29 Apr 1797 in Darlington District, SC Died: 18 Dec 1865 in Norwood, LA Burial: Ellis Place Cemetery, Norwood, LA
 
....................... +Ezekiel Norwood, Sr. Born: 06 Nov 1796 in Darlington District, SC Died: 13 Sep 1834 in Norwood, E. Feliciana Parish, LA Burial: Ellis Place Cemetery, Norwood, LA m: 16 Jan 1818 Feliciana Parish, LA
 
................... 3 Martha Witherington Born: 08 May 1799 in Cheraw District, SC Died: 11 Mar 1837 in Beechgrove Plantation, Clinton, LA Burial: Pipes Cemetery, Beechgrove Plantation
 
....................... +David Washington Pipes, Sr. Born: 14 May 1790 in Near Natchez, Adams CO, MS Died: 14 Aug 1873 in Beechgrove Plantation, Clinton, LA Burial: 16 Aug 1873 Pipes Cemetery. Beechgrove Plantation m: 29 Dec 1821 St Francisville, W. Feleciana Parish, LA.
 
................... 3 John Witherington Born: 14 May 1801 in Darlington District, SC Died: 17 Apr 1855 in Calhoun Co, AR
 
....................... +Mary Ellis Born: Bet. 1804 - 1808 in NC Died: Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Calhoun Co, AR m: 22 Sep 1824 Conecuh or Butler Co, AL
 
................... 3 Crowthus Witherington Born: 17 Oct 1803 in Darlington District, SC Died: 27 Jan 1809 in Darlington District, SC
 
................... 3 James Witherington Born: 14 Sep 1805 in Darlington District, SC Died: 28 Jun 1849 in El Dorado, Union Co, AR (Killed in Hunting Accident) Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Union Co, AR
 
....................... +Mary King Born: 28 Oct 1809 in Darlington District, SC Died: 23 Apr 1846 in Sepulga District, Conecuh Co, AL Burial: Bethany Cemetery near Burnt Corn, AL. m: 15 Jan 1828 Conecuh CO, AL
 
................... 3 Emily D. Witherington Born: 23 Oct 1807 in Darlington District, SC Died: 10 May 1885 in Burnt Corn, Conecuh Co, AL Burial: Ithiel Lee Cemetery (near Brantley Crossing, AL)
 
....................... +Ithiel Lee Born: 24 Mar 1803 in Smithfield, Johnston Co, NC Died: 06 Jul 1877 in Burnt Corn, Conecuh Co, AL Burial: Ithiel Lee Cemetery (near Brantley Crossing, AL) m: 21 Feb 1828 Evergreen, Conecuh CO, AL
 
................... 3 William Sebastian Witherington Born: 15 Jan 1810 in Darlington District, SC Died: 21 Jan 1863 in Burnt Corn, Conecuh Co, AL
 
....................... +Mary Ann Lee Born: 11 Apr 1813 in Johnston Co, NC Died: 11 Aug 1863 in Conecuh Co, AL m: Bef. 1830 Burnt Corn, Conecuh CO, AL
 
................... 3 Thomas Leander Witherington Born: 20 Sep 1812 in Feliciana Parish, LA Died: 24 Nov 1812 in Feliciana Parish, LA
 
................... 3 Robert Lewis Witherington Born: 10 Feb 1814 in Feliciana Parish, LA Died: 29 Aug 1817 in Feliciana Parish, LA
 
................... 3 Sarah Caroline Witherington Born: 14 Feb 1816 in Feliciana Parish, LA Died: 08 Oct 1819 in Conecuh Co, AL
 
................... 3 [3] Augustus Levan Witherington aka: Gus Born: 31 Dec 1818 in Feliciana Parish, LA Died: 27 Mar 1869 in Moro Bay, Bradley Co, AR Burial: New London Cem., Union Co, AR
 
....................... +Martha K. Lovett Born: 30 Oct 1827 in AL Died: 30 Oct 1857 in Union Co, AR Burial: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Union Co, AR m: Feb 1848 Union Co, AR
 
................... *2nd Wife of [3] Augustus Levan Witherington:
 
....................... +Mary Emma Finch Born: 1838 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Died: 1885 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, AR Burial: Pine Bluff Cemetery (Old Part) m: 13 Jan 1859 El Dorado, Union CO, AR
 

................... 3 Amanda Witherington Born: 29 Aug 1821 in Conecuh Co, AL Died: 28 Sep 1821 in Conecuh Co, AL

 
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WILLIAM WITHERINGTON (various spellings) - William Witherington - Born l0 Feb l74l d 2 Sept l819 in Tattnall Co, GA.
wife: Elizabeth Lewis born Sept 3, 17(?)1. The date is illegible in the prayer book. Daughter of Zelphra and Louise Lewis. Have her date also - She was born 03 September 1745 in Craven Co, NC, and died Aft. 1773.
 
William probably had a brother Cleverly who remained in Lenoir County and Robert.
 
i. Lewis4 Witherington, born June 26, 1766
ii. Janey Witherington, born March 02, 1769 She married Peter DuBoise .
 
Lewis and Jane were the only ones listed in the Prayer Book
 
 
iii. Peter Witherington, born 1770 in NC died October 1852, Lowndes Co (now Lanier), Georgia. He married Jane Wilkinson.
iv Elizabeth Witherington (m. Ezekial Norwood) - no proof?
 
v William WITHERINGTON Jr. was born on 11 Apr 1773 Darlington
Districk, SC or Dobbs Co, NC d. 25 April 1837, Conecuh Co, AL.
md Sarah "Sally" STANLEY 13 February 1794, daughter of SANDS STANLEY
and ZILPHIA EDWARDS. She was born 22 March 1777 in Dobbs Co, NC, and died 01
June 1845 in Conecuh Co, AL.
 
(NOTE: My thanks to Jean Witherington for straightening out this line from the original information)
 
 
DARLINGTON AND SUMTER COUNTIES
 
KILPATRICK - Lenoir/Greene Co to Darlington and Sumter Co - John Kilpatrick son of Easley Sr ca 1790's; possible his brother, Easley, Jr also went; John had a son, Easley who remained in Darlington as proven by his Bible and probably a number of other children, including Warre who moved to Henry County, Ala
 
 
SENT BY JOSH FROM LIBRARY
 
Native North Carolinians who moved to Darlington Co., SC, and other states. This list is from Family Genealogies found at the Darlington County, Genealogical Library in Hartsville, SC. Compiled by Joshua Joyner Stanton, Jr.
 
MERCER - Thomas Mercer, born in 1730 in Craven Co., NC, died in 1801 in Darlington
Co., SC - The Mercers lived in today Greene County and Thomas was probably born in Va.
 
 
RHODES - Joseph Edward Rhodes, born NC Jan 9 1775. Wife Sarah "Polly" Beck born NC Sept. 5, 1786, married Aug. 9, 1804 in Johnston Co., NC. He first appeared
in Darlington District, SC on Dec. 1, 1812, when he purchased 518 acres land
lying on north side of Swift Creek; and was referred to as "Joseph E. Rhodes
of Sampson Co., NC"
 
GRANTHAM - Jessie Grantham, born 1754 Dobbs Co., NC, died 1835 at Darlington Co., SC
 
Jessie's brother David Grantham, born 1755 Wayne Co., NC, died Feb. 18,
1824 Darlington Co., SC. Married (1) Elizabeth Bass, died after 1839 in AL.
Several children born in SC, died in AL.
 
John Granthan - bc 1795 - to Darlington - was he a son of one of the above?
 
 
There are a number of other people on the 1850 Darlington Co Census with surnames found in old Dobbs Co - Elizath Fields - bc 1805; Jesse Langston - bc 1790; Thomas and Louisa House - bc 1801; Ephraim Moore - bc 1772 - there was several generations of Ephraim Moores in Lenoir and Greene Co who disappear from the records; Jno Fields - bc 1784
 
 
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Witherington/Wetherington - From Craven (some lived in Dobbs) to Colleton District, SC
 
 
EDWARDS, STANLEY - From GREENE Zilpha Edwards, m. Sands Stanley--resided Darlington Co., SC
ch: John Stanley, William Stanley, Thomas Stanley,
James Stanley, Mary Stanley, Zilpha Stanley, Elizabeth
Stanley, Sarah Stanley, and Matthew Stanley (plus
four other ch.) - sister of Col. Thomas Edwards, a very wealthy man, died unexpectedly-intestate and with no children. His widow, Mrs. Winifred Edwards
 
NOTE: Also see Witherington information
 
 
PARROTT/MURPHEY/TULL - Simon and Bramley Murphey Parrott - moved to Darlington Co, SC CA 1830
 
Benjamin Parrott Sr moved to Darlington Co. All three of his wives, Mary McNeese (awidow), Nancy and Winifred Tull Uzzell were from Lenoir County. The Tull sisters were daughters of William and Susannah Tull of Lenoir County
 
Jacob Parrott Sr moved from Lenoir to Darlington ca 1810, and died and left a will there in 1820. Wife was named Penelope--may have been a House, also from Lenoir. Son Jacob Jr. moved back to Lenoir from Darlington around 1812 and married Persis Arendell.
 
NOTE: Jacob Sr.; Benjamin; and Simon were brothers, sons of John Parrott (ca
1730-1791) and Elizabeth Oxley (d. 1820/30), who moved from Bertie to Dobbs
County in the 1760's.
 
 
MOYE - Darlington Co., SC George Moye decd, late of NC. 20 Feb 1807. George could have been from Pitt or old Dobbs or from Craven/Jones but he was part of the local Moye family
 
LAURENS COUNTY
 
WIGGINS - John Wiggins born before 1749 died 1775 (son of George Wiggins and Margaret. George died in Somerset Co. NJ in 1750) moved to Laurens Co. SC
 
An Elenor Donoho had lived in Lenoir area before 1750 and moved to Laurens
Co. SC before 1775.
 
Martha Shockley had lived in Lenoir area before 1750 and moved to Laurens
Co. SC before 1775 and on to Edgefield Co. SC before 1798.
 
 
 
CHERSHAW DISTRICT - SUMTER COUNTY
 
THOMAS DAVIS, SR. who married MARY EDWARDS, daughter of Richard and Mary Gourley Edwards. They were in what was then Wayne Co., NC in 1790 (now the area is in Wilson Co.). They were in Sumter County, SC in 1803 (Deed Book B-410). See also Deed Book B-410-ll (1805). There is also a portion of the file (#19-650, Kershaw Co., SC Probate office) cited. There is a connection with a WORRELL family who lived near Thomas & Mary in Wayne Co. in 1790.
 
We do not know the parents of THOMAS DAVIS, SR., but due to the fact that he had a son Joshua and lived in the same area of the state of NC as the famous Quaker Joshua Davis, suspect he might be a son of that man (Was Mary Edwards the dau. Of Edwards Gurly? Was she the mother of Mary Edwards Davis?
 
 
HOLLOWAY, MCCOY - Craven/Lenoir to Sumter Co - Elijah and Mary Holloway McCoy, Mary's brothers James and Thomas Holloway; Mary, James and Thomas were siblings of Isabelle Holloway who md Francis Nunn III and they lived in Lenoir Co; their sister, Elizabeth md Daniel Wilson and lived in Pitt; other brothers md into the Bryan family and went to SC and Ga.
 
 
 

 

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