Jasper County, South Carolina

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{{South Carolina-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina|South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Jasper_County,_South_Carolina|Jasper County]]'' <br>County in South Carolina [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowcountry Lowcountry]. {{Infobox U.S. County
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1920 and 1930 federal population schedules of Jasper County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[South Carolina Census|South Carolina Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.  
 
1920 and 1930 federal population schedules of Jasper County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[South Carolina Census|South Carolina Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.  
  
See [[South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
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{{DNA}} DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Charleston County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.  
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{{DNA}} DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Jasper County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.  
  
==== Family Histories ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
 
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
 
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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Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their&nbsp;area may not encounter. Periodicals at various levels (county, region, and state) may carry articles useful to research in this area. For this county, see:
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<br>Ridgeland South Carolina <br>Grays HWY (278 West)<br>Ridgeland, Jasper, South Carolina, United States<br>Phone: 843-726-8241<br>Hours: Monday - Saturday by appt. Wed. evening 6-8PM
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<br>Ridgeland South Carolina <br>Grays HWY (278 West)<br>Ridgeland, Jasper, South Carolina, United States<br>Phone: 843-726-8241<br>Hours: Monday - Saturday by appt. Wed. evening 6-8PM  
  
 
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Revision as of 17:19, 4 February 2011

United States  Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Jasper County
County in South Carolina Lowcountry.
Jasper County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Jasper County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 30, 1912
County Seat Ridgeland
Courthouse

Contents

Quick Dates

Jasper County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915  1912  1915  1920  1912    1912

County Courthouse

JasperSC.jpg

Jasper County Courthouse
305 Russell St.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: 843-726-7728

Register of Deeds
358 Third Ave.
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: 843-717-3615
Land records

Clerk of Court
265 Russell Street
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: 843-726-7710
Court records

Probate Court
P.O. Box 1028
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: 843-726-7718
Probate and marriage records

Hours:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

History

Monument to William Jasper at Savannah, Georgia
The county is named after Sergeant William Jasper (c1750-1779).[1]

Parent County

1912--Jasper County was created 30 January 1912 from Beaufort and Hampton Counties.
County seat:  Ridgeland [2]

Boundary Changes

"Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Baker Hill Hardeeville Murad Purysburgh
Bashan Hugers Settlement (hist.) Myers (hist.) Purysburgh Landing
Coosawhatchie Jasper Nevadum Ricetown
Deerfield Kress New Landing Ridgeland
General Hamiltons Settlement (hist.) Levy Okatie Robertville
Gillisonville Limehouse Old House Switzerland
Gilmania Mill Stone Landing Pineland Tarboro
Grahamville Mitchellville Pocotaligo Tillman
Grays Morgan Possum Corner

Neighboring Counties

Beaufort | Chatham County, Georgia | Effingham County, Georgia | Hampton

Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png South Carolina African Americans

Cemeteries

Jasper County in S.C. Cemetery Project, courtesy: South Carolina Genealogical Society. List of cemeteries in the county.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 9,868
1930 9,988 1.2%
1940 11,011 10.2%
1950 10,995 −0.1%
1960 12,237 11.3%
1970 11,885 −2.9%
1980 14,504 22.0%
1990 15,487 6.8%
2000 20,678 33.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1920 and 1930 federal population schedules of Jasper County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see South Carolina Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ridgeland

Court

DNA

DNA Double Helix.png
DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Jasper County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.

Genealogy

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

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Jasper, South Carolina at World Connect, produces more than 800 results.

Surname indexes to Leonardo Andrea's Files | Folders | Resources are available online, courtesy: The Andrea Files: South Carolina Genealogical Research. Gotoarrow.png Learn more.

Message Boards

Bibliography

Land

Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868

This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification.  All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants

The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.

Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.

Local Histories

  • Perry, Grace Fox. Moving Finger of Jasper. unknown: unknown, 1952. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • "Head Quarters muster roll, 1779," Carolinas Genealogical Society Bulletin, Fall 1970, Volume 7, Issue 2. Carolinas Genealogical Society : Monroe, NC. FHL Collection Book 975 B2c.

Newspapers

Periodicals

Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their area may not encounter. Periodicals at various levels (county, region, and state) may carry articles useful to research in this area. For this county, see:

  • Carolinas Genealogical Society Bulletin

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Ridgeland South Carolina
Grays HWY (278 West)
Ridgeland, Jasper, South Carolina, United States
Phone: 843-726-8241
Hours: Monday - Saturday by appt. Wed. evening 6-8PM

Web Sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Jasper County, South Carolina

References

  1. "List of counties in South Carolina," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).