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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Charleston, South Carolina at World Connect, results in more than 30,000 entries.

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  • Andrea, Leonardo. Charleston Data. Typescript, microfilmed 1974. FHL 954248 Item 5
  • Jordan, Laylon Wayne and Elizabeth H. Stringfellow. A Place Called St. John's: The Story of Johns, Edisto, Wadmalaw, Kiawah, and Seabrook Islands of South Carolina. Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1998. FHL 975.791 H2j
  • South Carolina Genealogical Society. Charleston Chapter. Charleston Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society: Surname Index. Charleston, S.C.: South Carolina Genealogical Society. Charleston Chapter, 2008. FHL 975.7915 C4c

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Bibliography

  • [Axtell] Reed, Paul C. "A Tale of Two Regicides: Daniel Axtell and Cornelius Holland (and Their Son and Daughter, Who Helped Save the Carolinas)," The American Genealogist, Vol. 81, No. 2 (Apr. 2006):81-98; Vol. 81, No. 3 (Jul. 2006):192-198. FHL 973 D25aga v. 81
  • [Barnwell] "Barnwell of South Carolina," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1901):46-88. FHL Collection 975.7 B2s v. 2 (1901); digital version at JSTOR ($).  
  • [Barton] Barton, W. Baynard and Fannie May Dooley Barton. A Genealogy Study of the Descendants of Anthony Barton: The First American Barton of this Record, an Emigrant from England to America, 1825. Stonega, Va.: W.B. Barton, 1956. FHL 1465997 Item 9
  • [Barton] Barton, W. Baynard and Fannie May Dooley Barton. Bartons of Charleston, South Carolina and Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Kingsport, Tenn.: Collier's Printing, 1983. FHL 929.273 B285bw
  • [Belser] Belser, W. Gordon, J. Edwin Belser, and Irvine Furman Belser. The Belser Family of South Carolina. [Salem, Mass.: Higginson, 199_?]. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 7518
  • [Berou] Rowland, Arthur Ray. Berou Family of France and Charleston, South Carolina: The Early Generations Connecting to Maulard, Poitevin, Postell, Trezevant and de Bourdeaux Families. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 B458r; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Bessellieu] Johnson, Charles Owen. Bessellieu, Cheche, Frazer and Allied Families of Charleston, South Carolina. 2 vols. Monroe, La.: C.O. Johnson, [1959?]. FHL Collection 1405161
  • [Bessent] Rowland, Arthur Ray. Bessent Family (Bezant, Bessant, Beasant, Basnet, Etc.), Including Edwards and Meredith Family Origins: With Connection to the Rowland Family from England, Barbados, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Beyond. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 2000. FHL Collection 929.273 B464ra
  • [Bigham] Graham, Sibyl. Descendants of Robert Bigham of County Antrim, Ireland: Born 1712, Ten Generations, Allied Names; Grier/Greer, McKee, Scott, Joyner/Joiner, Neal, Jones, Moore, Sweeney, Jamison. Hurst, Texas: S. Graham, 1993. FHL Collection 929.273 B484g
  • [Boggan] Krechel, Frances Henrietta Bingham. The Boggan Family: Patrick, Benjamin, James and Their Sister, Jane, Including Pertinent Facts of Anson County & North Carolina History. Hemet, Calif.: F.H.B. Krechel, 1975. FHL Collection 929.273 B634k; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online .
  • [Boomer] Rowland, Arthur Ray. Mrs. Kreitner, Barbara Swint Fyfer Boomer Kreitner, Another Lost Grandmother of Charleston, South Carolina: Swint, Fyfer, [Physer, Jeyser], Boomer, [Bohnar], Kreitner, and Gensel of Germany and South Carolina with Some Connections to Fair and Bessent Families of Charleston and Rowland Family of Georgia. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 2000. FHL Collection 929.273 Sw65ra; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Boudinot] Clark, Barbara Louise. E.B.: The Story of Elias Boudinot IV, His Family, His Friends, and His Country. Mount Dora, Fla.: M.L. Clark, 1977. FHL Collection 921.73 B661c
  • [Brazier] Brashear, Charles. "Identity of Zachariah Brazier/Brasher," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Winter 1999):12-18. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 27
  • [Brownson] Coddington, John Insley. "The Brownson, Bronson, or Brunson Family of Earl's Colne, Essex, England - Connecticut, and South Carolina," The American Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct. 1962):193-211; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr. 1963):113-122. FHL Collection 973 D25aga v. 38; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [Cartwright] Downey, Evelyn Ingeborg Loken et al. Genealogical Collection of Don H. and Evelyn Downey. Typescript. FHL Collection 2055395
  • [Chalmers] Bryan, David M. "Charleston Lady to Frontier Widow ... and Back!: The Saga of Elizabeth Chalmers Raysor," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Fall 2009):187-194. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 37
  • [Cheche] Johnson, Charles Owen. Bessellieu, Cheche, Frazer and Allied Families of Charleston, South Carolina. 2 vols. Monroe, La.: C.O. Johnson, [1959?]. FHL Collection 1405161
  • [Cleary] The Memorial of Nathaniel Greene Cleary, Sheriff of the District of Charleston, to the Hon. the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of South-Carolina. Charleston, S.C.: C.C. Sebring, 1825. Digital version at Google Books.
  • [Corcoran] Corcoran, E. Emmons. The John Corcoran Family of Charleston, S.C.; the Samuel Barnes Emmons Family of Lancaster, S.C. Asheville, N.C.: E.E. Corcoran, 1983. FHL 929.273 C811ce 1986 Addendum: FHL 929.273 C811ce supp. 1
  • [Darby] Clemens, William M. "Darby Family of South Carolina," Genealogy Magazine: A Journal of American Ancestry, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Aug. 1920).[1] FHL Collection
  • [De Bourdeaux] Rowland, Arthur Ray. De Bourdeaux Family of France, England and Charleston, South Carolina and Beyond: With Connections to DeVeaux, Poitevin, Fair, Bessent and Rowland Families. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 2000. FHL Collection 929.273 D353r; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [De Grasse] Simmons, Agatha Aimar. Charleston, S.C. - A Haven for the Children of Admiral de Grasse. Charleston, S.C.: A.A. Simmons, 1940. FHL Collection 929393
  • [De Veaux] Gibbes, Robert W. A Memoir of James De Veaux, of Charleston, S.C. Columbia, S.C.: J.C. Morgan's Letter Press Print, 1846. Digital version at Google Books.
  • [Dills] Auld, David Walton. The Dills Family of North and South Carolina: From Charleston, South Carolina to Haywood County, North Carolina. [Saratoga, Calif.]: D.W. Auld, 1986. FHL 929.273 D587a
  • [Drakeford] Mosher, Merrill Hill. "Richard Drakeford and His Descendants," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):135-142. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [DuBose] Paunov, Catherine Pennington. "Captain David DuBose," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Spring 2001):72-78. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 29
  • [Fair] Rowland, Arthur Ray. Seeking Mary Ann, My Fair Grandmother: The Huguenots. Connecting DeVeaux, Fair, Bessant and Rowland Families. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 1994. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Fair] Rowland, Arthur Ray. Ancestors of Mary Ann Fair: First Wife of Peter G. Bessent of Charleston, South Carolina. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 1999. FHL Book 929.273 F15r; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Fayssoux] Davidson, Chalmers Gaston. Friend of the People: The Life of Dr. Peter Fayssoux of Charleston, South Carolina. Columbia, S.C.: Medical Association of South Carolina, 1950. FHL 921.73 F296d
  • [Flint] Saunders, James Edmonds and Elizabeth Saunders Blair Stubbs. Early Settlers of Alabama. New Orleans: L. Graham & Son, Printers, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Frazer] Johnson, Charles Owen. Bessellieu, Cheche, Frazer and Allied Families of Charleston, South Carolina. 2 vols. Monroe, La.: C.O. Johnson, [1959?]. FHL Collection 1405161
  • [Fulmer] Folmar, Laurie Worth. Colonial Ancestors of the Fulmers of South Carolina and the Folmars of Alabama. Pelham, N.Y.: n.p., 1972. FHL Book 929.273 F959b; Supplement: FHL Book 929.273 F959b supp.
  • [Gensel] Rowland, Arthur Ray. John Gensel of Charleston, South Carolina with Origins in Germany and Pennsylvania: With Connections to the Fair, Fyfer [Jeyser, Physer], Bessent, and Rowland Families. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 2000. FHL Collection 929.273 G288r; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Goodwin] "Charleston, S.C., and White Co., Tenn., Goodwins," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Oct. 1899):37-40. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • [Guignard] Childs, Arney R. Planters and Business Men: The Guignard Family of South Carolina, 1795-1930. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1957. FHL Collection 929.273 G942c
  • [Hamiter] Hamiter, David L. "The Hamiter Family of South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Winter 1995):3-12. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 23
  • [Harleston] Ball, Edward. The Sweet Hell Inside: A Family History. New York, N.Y.: William Morrow, 2001. FHL Collection 929.273 H226b
  • [Hicks] Lidwin, Virginia Pegues. Hicks, Pegues, and Related Families: From Records in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi. Typescription, National Library, DAR. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Collection 875139 Item 5
  • [Horres] Webber, Kathleen Jones. The Musgrove/Horres Family Tree. Moncks Corner, S.C.: K.J. Webber, 1988. FHL Collection 929.273 M972w
  • [Inabnit] Lefvendahl, Georgie Inabinet Adams. The Inabnit Family of South Carolina: Volume III. Some of the Inabnit, Inabnet, Inabinett Families of Colleton, Charleston, and Lower Orangeburgh Districts and Counties. [Orangeburg, S.C.: n.p.], 1970. FHL 929.273 In1L
  • [Johnson] Rumph, Thedoshia Juanita Harvey and Marian Dale Harvey. Family History of Jacob E. Johnson (Birth/Death Dates Unknown) & Elizabeth Johnson Born in 1809 in Virginia, Died 6-2-1895 in Aiken, S.C. Pemberton, N.J.: T.J.H. Rumph, 2001. FHL 929.273 J633r
  • [Jones] Salley, A.S. "Lewis Jones, of Roxbury and Watertown, Massachusetts, 1640-1684, and Some of His Descendants in the South," The Southern History Association, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Mar. 1904):147-156; Vol. 8, No. 3 (May 1904):219-232. Digitized by Internet Archive - free.
  • [Kreitner] Rowland, Arthur Ray. Mrs. Kreitner, Barbara Swint Fyfer Boomer Kreitner, Another Lost Grandmother of Charleston, South Carolina: Swint, Fyfer, [Physer, Jeyser], Boomer, [Bohnar], Kreitner, and Gensel of Germany and South Carolina with Some Connections to Fair and Bessent Families of Charleston and Rowland Family of Georgia. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 2000. FHL Collection 929.273 Sw65ra; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Lanneau] See La Noue.
  • [La Noue] Milling, Chapman J. Exile Without an End: Acadian Exiles in South Carolina. Columbia, S.C.: Bostick & Thornley, 1943. FHL Film 1454994 Item 6
  • [Latham] Peck, I. Heyward. The Latham Family, Shipwrights of New York City, Long Island, N.Y. and Charleston, South Carolina. MSS., South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston. Microfilmed 1952. FHL 22795 Item 13
  • [LeBrassieur] Brashear, Charles. "Identity of Zachariah Brazier/Brasher," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Winter 1999):12-18. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 27
  • [Lee] Read, Thomas Carpenter. The Descendants of Thomas Lee of Charleston, South Carolina, 1710-1769: A Genealogical, Biographical Compilation. [Columbia, S.C.: R.L. Bryan], 1964. FHL 929.273 L51rt; digital version at World Vital Records ($).
  • [Lee] Lee, W.A. Genealogy, Lee, South Carolina Branches. Pedigree Chart. Microfilmed 1983. FHL Collection
  • [Logan] Logan, George William and Lily Logan Morrill. A Record of the Logan Family of Charleston, South Carolina. Sacramento, Calif.: Record Book and Job Printing Office, 1874. 1923 reprint: FHL 929.273 L828Lg; digital version at Google Books
  • [Lowndes] Chase, George B. Lowndes of South Carolina: An Historical and Genealogical Memoir. Boston, Mass.: A. Williams, 1876. FHL Book 929.273 L954c; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [McKnight] Murray, Sonia J. John McKnight and His Family, County Antrim, Ireland to Charleston, S.C. 1772, York Co., S.C.: With Ties to Freeman, Hoggue, McCleave, Lindsey, and Sterling Descendants in Blount Co., Alabama and Texas. Biloxi, Miss.: S. Murray, 1991. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 6114
  • [Martin] Rowland, Arthur Ray. Jacob Martin, Physician, Huguenot of Charleston, South Carolina: His Ancestors and Descendants Through the DeVeaux, Fair, and Bessent Families of South Carolina with Connections to the Roosevelt Family and Rowland Family of Georgia: Descendants Through His Daughters, Ann Martin, Wife of Joseph Lloyd; Elizabeth Martin, Wife of Israel DeVeaux; Catharine Martin, Wife of Henry Christie. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 2000. FHL Collection 929.273 M364ra; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Mauzy] Mauzey, Armand Jean. "The Mauzey-Mauzy Family," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 58, No. 1 (Jan. 1950):112-119. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • [Maverick] Maverick Family Scrapbook 1879-1880. Microfilmed 1970s. FHL Collection 6016838
  • [Middleton] Middleton, Alicia Hopton, Nathaniel Russell Middleton and Annie E. Marston De Wolf. Life in Carolina and New England During the Nineteenth Century: As Illustrated by Reminiscences and Letters of the Middleton Family of Charleston, South Carolina, and of the De Wolf Family of Bristol, Rhode Island. Bristol, R.I.: Private printed, 1929. FHL 1321276 Item 3; digital version at Ancestry ($). 
  • [Moise] Moise, Harold. The Moise Family of South Carolina: An Account of the Life and Descendants of Abraham and Sarah Moise Who Settled in Charleston, South Carolina in the Year 1791 A.D. Columbia, S.C.: R.L. Bryan, 1961. FHL 929.273 M728m
  • [Montgomery] Burrows, Brenda Sue Montgomery and Threlka Jane Montgomery Morrison. The Montgomery Family of Fannin County, Texas from 1773 to 1986: Descendants of Okitbbeha and Holmes Counties Mississippi and Fairfield District, South Carolina. n.p.: B.S.M. Burrows, T.J.M. Morrison, 1986. FHL 929.273 M766bu
  • [Moods] Stubbs, Thomas McAlpin. Family Album, an Account of the Moods of Charleston, South Carolina, and Connected Families. Atlanta, Ga.: Curtiss Printing Co., 1943. FHL 929.273 M77s; digital version at Ancestry ($). 
  • [Musgrove] Webber, Kathleen Jones. The Musgrove/Horres Family Tree. Moncks Corner, S.C.: K.J. Webber, 1988. FHL Collection 929.273 M972w
  • [Parker] Parker, Ellen. Record of the Parker Family of the Parish of St. James, Goose Creek, and of Charleston, South Carolina. MSS., South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston. Microfilmed 1952. FHL 22795 Item 22
  • [Partridge] Strangward, Ethel Partridge and John Nathaniel Partridge. Nathaniel Partridge of Charles Town, South Carolina and His Descendants: Three Centuries of an Anglo-American Family. Sylvester, Ga.: E.P. Strangward, 1985. FHL Collection 929.273 P258s
  • [Petigru] Memorial of the Late James L. Petigru, Proceedings of the Bar of Charleston, S.C., March 25, 1863. Charleston, S.C.: Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Printers, 1880. Digital version at Google Books.
  • [Petigru] Edwards, Sally and McCormick County Historical Commission (S.C.). James Louis Pettigru, 1789-1863. [McCormick, S.C.]: McCormick County Historical Commission, 1977. FHL Collection 921.73 A1 no. 383
  • [Phillips] Bayless, Mary Phillips. Ancestry of Gadsden Phillips (1860-1945) and Aurelia (Teasdale) Phillips (1867-1919) of Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga. Charleston, S.C.: M.P. Bayless, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 P543b
  • [Pinckney] Powell, Mary Pinckney. Over Home, the Heritage of Pinckneys of Pinckney Colony, Bluffton, South Carolina. Beaufort, S.C.: M.P. Powell, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 P651p; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Pinson] Andrea, Leonardo. Pinson of South Carolina. Typescript, 1949. FHL Fiche 6018632
  • [Powell] Andrea, Leonardo. Powell. 1962. Reproduction of copy deposited at Polk County Historical Library, Bartow, Fla. FHL Collection 978080 Item 2
  • [Pringle] Prindle, Paul Wesley. The Pringle Ancestry of Robert Pringle (1702-1776) of Charleston, South Carolina. Microfilmed 1991. FHL 1697437 Item 26
  • [Pyne] Pyne, Frederick Wallace. The John Pyne Family in America: Being the Comprehensive Genealogical Record of the Descendants of John Pyne, 1766-1813, of Charleston, South Carolina. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1992. FHL 929.273 P995p
  • [Raysor] Bryan, David M. "Charleston Lady to Frontier Widow ... and Back!: The Saga of Elizabeth Chalmers Raysor," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Fall 2009):187-194. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 37
  • [Roper] Soady, John William. Memoirs of a Nonagenarian: Some Links with the Charleston of Colonial Days through the Williams-Roper Families. Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, 1940. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Rutledge] Leach, Frank Willing. "Edward Rutledge, 1749-1800," Genealogy of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Vol. 20 (year):6376-6398. FHL Collection 1756
  • [Shealy] Nichols, Carl W. "Shealy Family Gets a Biologic Birth Certificate," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Winter 2008):3-12.  FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 36
  • [Snipes] Fisher, James W. Snipes Family of South Carolina and Connections with the Early Virginia Colony, Barbados and England. New Orleans, La.: Snipes Family of America, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 Sn36fi
  • [Stewart] Williams, Kelsey Jackson. "The Scottish Ancestry of Patrick and William Stewart of the Carolinas," The American Genealogist, Vol. 80, No. 1 (Jan. 2005):11-22. FHL 973 D25aga v. 80
  • [Swint] Rowland, Arthur Ray. Mrs. Kreitner, Barbara Swint Fyfer Boomer Kreitner, Another Lost Grandmother of Charleston, South Carolina: Swint, Fyfer, [Physer, Jeyser], Boomer, [Bohnar], Kreitner, and Gensel of Germany and South Carolina with Some Connections to Fair and Bessent Families of Charleston and Rowland Family of Georgia. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, 2000. FHL Collection 929.273 Sw65ra; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online .
  • [Trezevant] Trezevant, John Timothee. The Trezevant Family in the United States: From the Date of Arrival of Daniel Trezevant, Huguenot, at Charles Town, South Carolina, in 1685, to the Present Date. Columbia, S.C.: State Co., 1914. FHL 1465567 Item 5; digital version at World Vital Records ($).
  • [Von Hollen] Leland, E. Cater. The Ancestors & Descendants of Henry William Von Hollen & His Wife Doris Rademacher 1830-1919: of Bexhövede, Altuneberg, Niedersachsen, Germany (the Former Kingdom of Hanover) and Immigrants to South Carolina. Saluda, N.C.: E.C. Leland, 1991. FHL Collection 929.273 V895L
  • [Wald] Wald, Alice Marilyn. Wald Kinfolk: A Short Chronicle of Friederich (Fritz) Wald / Anna Catharina (Catrina) Busch. Anna Maria (Mary) Wald / August Charles (Charlie) Brücke. Johann (John) Friederich Wald / Flora A. (Nettie) Hawkins. Wilhelm (William) Wald/Johanna Caroline Brücke and a Partial Listing of Their Descendants. Saluda, N.C.: E.C. Leland, 1984. FHL Collection 929.273 W142wa
  • [West] Jones, Miriam West. Samuel West of South Carolina, 1669, and Allied Families. Decatur, Ala.: M.W. Jones, 1979. FHL Book 929.273 W52s
  • [Whipper] Quander, Rohulamin. Their Stories Must Be Told: An Abridged History of the Fraser-Pearson-Lee-Powell Families of Waterboro Township and Colleton County, South Carolina. Washington, D.C.: Quander Historical Society, 1999. FHL Collection 929.273 Q25q
  • [Williams] Soady, John William. Memoirs of a Nonagenarian: Some Links with the Charleston of Colonial Days through the Williams-Roper Families. Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, 1940. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

References

  1. Discussed by R.H. Templeton in "Darbys of the South Carolina Pee Dee Area," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Spring 2009):67.

 

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