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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Newberry County'''
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'''Newberry County, South Carolina''' genealogy and family history research guide. Introduces you to county topics such as vital record births, marriages, divorces, and deaths, census, court records, deeds, maps, immigration, maps, military records, newspapers, obituaries, plantations, probate records, slaves, local archives, libraries, museums, churches, cemeteries, and Civil War records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Newberry County'''
 
  
 
== Quick Dates  ==
 
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Newberry County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Newberry County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
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'''Newberry County Courthouse'''<br>1226 College St.<br>Newberry, SC 29108  
 
'''Newberry County Courthouse'''<br>1226 College St.<br>Newberry, SC 29108  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
[http://www.mysouthcarolinagenealogy.com/sc-maps.html "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. The maps rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.  
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[http://www.genealogyinc.com/south-carolina/maps/ "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. The maps rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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For further information (and links) on these populated places, please go to [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Populated_Places:_Newberry_County,_South_Carolina Populated Places, Newberry County, South Carolina]  
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For further information (and links) on these populated places, please go to [[Populated Places: Newberry County, South Carolina|Populated Places, Newberry County, South Carolina]]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Scnewberry.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
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*Heinegg, Paul. [http://freeafricanamericans.com/1790SCc.htm "'Other Free' Heads of Household in the 1790 South Carolina Census, by County,"] Free African Americans.com. [Includes free blacks in Newberry County.]  
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://freeafricanamericans.com/1790SCc.htm "'Other Free' Heads of Household in the 1790 South Carolina Census, by County,"] Free African Americans.com. [Includes free blacks in Newberry County.]  
 
*Motes, Margaret Peckham. ''Blacks Found in the Deeds of Laurens &amp; Newberry Counties, SC: 1785-1827 Listed in Deeds of Gift, Deeds of Sale, Mortgages, Born Free and Freed. Abstracted from Laurens County, SC Deed Books A-L and Newberry County, SC Deed Books A-G.'' Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49088 Ancestry] ($) and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc080635156_margaretpeckhammotes World Vital Records] ($). Publisher's [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Blacks%20Found%20in%20the%20Deeds%20of%20Laurens%20&%20Newberry%20Counties,%20SC:%201785-1827/9746.html website].
 
*Motes, Margaret Peckham. ''Blacks Found in the Deeds of Laurens &amp; Newberry Counties, SC: 1785-1827 Listed in Deeds of Gift, Deeds of Sale, Mortgages, Born Free and Freed. Abstracted from Laurens County, SC Deed Books A-L and Newberry County, SC Deed Books A-G.'' Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49088 Ancestry] ($) and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc080635156_margaretpeckhammotes World Vital Records] ($). Publisher's [http://www.genealogical.com/products/Blacks%20Found%20in%20the%20Deeds%20of%20Laurens%20&%20Newberry%20Counties,%20SC:%201785-1827/9746.html website].
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Known plantations [http://south-carolina-plantations.com/newberry/newberry-county.html South Carolina Plantations]:
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*Hardy
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*Oak Grove
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*Pomaria - Pomaria
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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The following Newberry County church records have been indexed on the [http://www.familysearch.org International Genealogical Index]:<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbersNA/SPSouth_Carolina.htm ''IGI Batch Numbers for South Carolina, USA,''] accessed 14 September 2010.</ref>  
 
The following Newberry County church records have been indexed on the [http://www.familysearch.org International Genealogical Index]:<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbersNA/SPSouth_Carolina.htm ''IGI Batch Numbers for South Carolina, USA,''] accessed 14 September 2010.</ref>  
  
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==== Court  ====
 
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Newberry County has court records from 1776 that are held in the office of the [http://www.newberrycounty.net/clerk/ Clerk of Court.] Newberry County was a part of the [[Ninety-Six District, South Carolina|Ninety-Six District]] from 1785 - 1800. The records of the Ninety-Six District courts are housed in [[Abbeville County, South Carolina|Abbeville County]] with the [http://www.abbevillecountysc.com/clerkcourt.aspx Clerk of Court].
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The [[South Carolina Department of Archives and History|South Carolina Archives and History Center]] has [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/rg0036.htm court records] available on microfilm for Newberry County.
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The [[Family History Library]] collection includes books and microfilm regarding [https://familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=South+Carolina,+Newberry&author_givenName=&author_surname=&uri=http%3A//catalog-search-api%3A8080/www-catalogapi-webservice/search%3Fquery%3Dsubject_id%3A330690%26count%3D50&subjectId=330690 court records] for Newberry County.
  
 
==== DNA  ====
 
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Because of South Carolina’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information abou types of land records see [[South Carolina Land and Property]].  
 
Because of South Carolina’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information abou types of land records see [[South Carolina Land and Property]].  
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Genealogists have platted the early land records of Newberry County.<ref>Mike Becknell, "Overview of South Carolina Genealogical Research," Group Tour of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 10 May 2011.</ref>
  
 
Tracing records through South Carolina county and district changes can be difficult. In general, for earliest records begin by searching the Charleston District, then your ancestor’s residential district, then neighboring districts, then the residential county, then neighboring counties. Not all districts and counties kept records. The following chart shows where you may best expect to find land records for Newberry County:  
 
Tracing records through South Carolina county and district changes can be difficult. In general, for earliest records begin by searching the Charleston District, then your ancestor’s residential district, then neighboring districts, then the residential county, then neighboring counties. Not all districts and counties kept records. The following chart shows where you may best expect to find land records for Newberry County:  
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|+ '''Tracing Land&nbsp;Currently in Newberry County originating in Edgefield County with&nbsp;Parent Counties and Districts''' <ref>Schweitzer, George K. , ''South Carolina Genealogical Research'' (Knoxville, Tennessee: s.p. 1985), 39-42, {{FHL|425402|item|disp=FHL book 975.7 D27s}}</ref>  
 
|+ '''Tracing Land&nbsp;Currently in Newberry County originating in Edgefield County with&nbsp;Parent Counties and Districts''' <ref>Schweitzer, George K. , ''South Carolina Genealogical Research'' (Knoxville, Tennessee: s.p. 1985), 39-42, {{FHL|425402|item|disp=FHL book 975.7 D27s}}</ref>  
 
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| height="25" align="center" width="52%" valign="middle" | 1868-present
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| width="52%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | 1868-present
| height="25" align="center" width="16%" valign="middle" | ''Newberry County''
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| width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Newberry County''
 
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| height="25" align="center" width="52%" valign="middle" | 1800-1868
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| width="52%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | 1800-1868
| height="25" align="center" width="16%" valign="middle" | ''Newberry District''88
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| width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Newberry District''88
 
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| height="25" align="center" width="16%" valign="middle" | ''Newberry County (old) *''
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| width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Newberry County (old) *''
 
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| height="25" align="center" width="52%" valign="middle" | 1769-1785
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| height="25" align="center" width="16%" valign="middle" | ''Ninety-Six District''
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| width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Ninety-Six District''
 
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| height="25" align="center" width="52%" valign="middle" | 1719-1769
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| height="25" align="center" width="16%" valign="middle" | ''Charleston District''
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| width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Charleston District''
 
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| height="25" align="center" width="52%" valign="middle" | 1710-1719
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| width="52%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | 1710-1719
| height="25" align="center" width="16%" valign="middle" | ''Proprietary Land&nbsp;Grants<br>''&nbsp;
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:#By G. Wayne King in ''The Journal of Southern History'', Vol. 60, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):145-147. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/2210749 JSTOR] ($).
 
:#By G. Wayne King in ''The Journal of Southern History'', Vol. 60, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):145-147. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/2210749 JSTOR] ($).
  
*Summer, George Leland. ''Newberry County, South Carolina&nbsp;: Historical and Genealogical Annals.'' (Baltimore&nbsp;: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980, ©1950.). 483 pages. Originally, interested in making researches on Summer family and other pioneer families, added historical information.Book found at {{FHL|200837|item|disp=FHL 975.739 H2sg}} and [http://tinyurl.com/3e4fkp9 Other Libraries].
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*Summer, George Leland. ''Newberry County, South Carolina&nbsp;: Historical and Genealogical Annals.'' (Baltimore&nbsp;: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980, ©1950.). 483 pages. Originally, interested in making researches on Summer family and other pioneer families, added historical information.Book found at {{FHL|200837|item|disp=FHL 975.739 H2sg}} and [http://tinyurl.com/3e4fkp9 Other Libraries].
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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Civil War service men from Newberry County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regimens that were formed of many men from Newberry County.  
 
Civil War service men from Newberry County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regimens that were formed of many men from Newberry County.  
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:- [[1st Battalion, South Carolina Sharpshooters|1st Battalion, South Carolina Sharpshooters]]
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::- Company A (also known the Union Light Infantry and German Fusiliers)
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::- Company C (also known as the Charleston Sharpshooters and Palmetto Guards)
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:- [[1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's) (1st Provisional Army)|1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's) (1st Provisional Army)]]
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::- Company B - (also known as Rhett's Guards)
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::- Company L - (also know as Rhett's Guards)
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:- [[2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry|2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry]]
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::- Company G (also known as Bonham's Light Dragoons and Lipscomb's Troop)
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:- [[2nd Regiment, South Carolina Rifles|2nd Regiment, South Carolina Rifles]]
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::- Company A
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:- [[2nd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops (6 months 1863-64)|2nd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops (6 months 1863-64)]]
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::- Company F
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:- [[2nd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops Junior Reserves (State Militia)|2nd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops Junior Reserves (State Militia)]]
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::- Company D
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:- [[3rd Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Lauren's) (James')|3rd Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Lauren's) (James')]]
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::- Company D
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:- [[3rd Battalion, South Carolina Light Artillery (Palmetto Battalion)|3rd Battalion, South Carolina Light Artillery (Palmetto Battalion)]]
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::- Company F (also known as the Chestnut Light Artillery)
  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry]]  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry]]  
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::- Company E (also known as Quitman Rifles)  
 
::- Company E (also known as Quitman Rifles)  
 
::- Company F  
 
::- Company F  
:- [[4th Battalion, South Carolina Reserve|4th Battalion, South Carolina Reserve]], Companies A and C
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::- Captain J. N. Brown Company
:- [[5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops|5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops]], Company C
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - [[9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves|9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves]], Company F<br>  
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:- [[4th Battalion, South Carolina Reserve|4th Battalion, South Carolina Reserve]]
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::- Company A
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::- Company C
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:- [[4th Regiment, South Carolina State Troop Junior Reserves|4th Regiment, South Carolina State Troop Junior Reserves]]
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::- Company H
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:- [[5th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Ferguson's)|5th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Ferguson's)]]
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::- Company K
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:- [[5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops|5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops]]
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::- Company C
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:- [[5th Battalion, South Carolina Rifles|5th Battalion, South Carolina Rifles]]
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::- Company A
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:- [[5th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|5th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry ]]
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::- Company D
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:- [[6th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Meriwether's)|6th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Meriwether's)]]
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::- Company G
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:- [[7th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Nelson's) (Enfield Rifles)|7th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Nelson's) (Enfield Rifles)]]
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::- Company H
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:- [[7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry|7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry ]],
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::- Company C
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::- Company D
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::- Company E
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:- [[9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves|9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves]]  
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::- Company F
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:- [[13th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|13th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry]],
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::- Company D
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::- Company G
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::- Company H
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:- [[15th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|15th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry ]]
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::- Company I
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:- [[19th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|19th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry]]
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::-Company D
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:- [[20th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|20th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry]]
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::- Company G
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::- Reorganized Company F  
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::- Reorganized Company M
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*O'Neall, John Belton and John Abney Chapman. ''The Annals of Newberry in Two Parts''&nbsp; (Baltimore, Maryland]&nbsp;: Clearfield, 1995). 861 pages. Part first by John Belton O'Neall, The Annals of Newberry, Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical, originally published in 1859. The 2nd part by John Abney Chapman, The Annals of Newberry; Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical&nbsp;; also Religious, Medical and Literary, and includes biographical information and Civil War rosters. Civil War pages 374-445, 455-560 &amp; 803-804. Digital copies at [http://tinyurl.com/455omty Google books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/annalsofnewberry01onea Internet Archives]. Book at {{FHL|27835 |item|disp=FHL 975.739 H2o}} and [http://tinyurl.com/44eryv9 Other Libraries.]
 
*O'Neall, John Belton and John Abney Chapman. ''The Annals of Newberry in Two Parts''&nbsp; (Baltimore, Maryland]&nbsp;: Clearfield, 1995). 861 pages. Part first by John Belton O'Neall, The Annals of Newberry, Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical, originally published in 1859. The 2nd part by John Abney Chapman, The Annals of Newberry; Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical&nbsp;; also Religious, Medical and Literary, and includes biographical information and Civil War rosters. Civil War pages 374-445, 455-560 &amp; 803-804. Digital copies at [http://tinyurl.com/455omty Google books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/annalsofnewberry01onea Internet Archives]. Book at {{FHL|27835 |item|disp=FHL 975.739 H2o}} and [http://tinyurl.com/44eryv9 Other Libraries.]
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The [http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress] has identified the following historic newspapers for Newberry County, South Carolina on their [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title.  
 
The [http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress] has identified the following historic newspapers for Newberry County, South Carolina on their [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title.  
  
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*''[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/beta/lccn/sn84026965/ The Anderson Intelligencer]''
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn97064669/ ''The Conservatist'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 185?-1???.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn97064669/ ''The Conservatist'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 185?-1???.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065594/ ''The Conservatist'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1858-1861.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065594/ ''The Conservatist'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1858-1861.  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065596/ ''The Evening Telegram'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1904-1904.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065596/ ''The Evening Telegram'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1904-1904.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063758/ ''The Herald and News'']&nbsp;(Newberry S.C.) 1903-1937.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063758/ ''The Herald and News'']&nbsp;(Newberry S.C.) 1903-1937.  
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*''[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/beta/lccn/2010218505/ The Intelligencer]'' (Anderson, S.C.) 1915-1916
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*''[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026912/ The Keowee courier]'' (Pickens, SC) 1861-1900
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93060372/ ''The Lutheran Visitor'']&nbsp;(Columbia, S.C.) 1869-1904.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93060372/ ''The Lutheran Visitor'']&nbsp;(Columbia, S.C.) 1869-1904.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026909/ ''The Newberry Herald'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1865-1884.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026909/ ''The Newberry Herald'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1865-1884.  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067784/ ''The Newberry Sun'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1937-1972.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067784/ ''The Newberry Sun'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1937-1972.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067802/ ''The Observer'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1901-1929.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067802/ ''The Observer'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1901-1929.  
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*''[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/beta/lccn/sn84026920/ The Orangeburg News]'' (Orangeburg, S.C.) 1867-1911
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065597/ ''The Peak News'']&nbsp;(Peak, S.C.) 1888-1890.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065597/ ''The Peak News'']&nbsp;(Peak, S.C.) 1888-1890.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065591/ ''The Press and Reporter'']&nbsp;(Prosperity, S.C.) 1885-1897.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065591/ ''The Press and Reporter'']&nbsp;(Prosperity, S.C.) 1885-1897.  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065593/ ''The Sun'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1865-1865.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065593/ ''The Sun'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1865-1865.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86053216/ ''The Tri-Weekly Herald'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1865-1865.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86053216/ ''The Tri-Weekly Herald'']&nbsp;(Newberry, S.C.) 1865-1865.  
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*''[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/beta/lccn/sn93067846/ The Watchman and Southron]'' (Sumter, S.C.) 1881-1922
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067776/ ''The Whitmire Courier'']&nbsp;(Whitmire, S.C.) 1989-1990.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067776/ ''The Whitmire Courier'']&nbsp;(Whitmire, S.C.) 1989-1990.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065598/ ''The Whitmire News'']&nbsp;(Whitmire, S.C.) 1934-1936.  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065598/ ''The Whitmire News'']&nbsp;(Whitmire, S.C.) 1934-1936.  
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/newberryc.html Newberry County Estate Records, Book C: 1800-1803]  
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/newberryc.html Newberry County Estate Records, Book C: 1800-1803]  
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/newberryd.html Newberry County Estate Records, Book D: 1803-1815]  
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/newberryd.html Newberry County Estate Records, Book D: 1803-1815]  
*[http://www.copies1918.com/newberryloose.html Newberry County Loose Estate Records 1790s-1820s]
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/newberryloose.html Newberry County Loose Estate Records 1790s-1820s]
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*Newberry County Wills, 1774-1790, transcripts. See names of testators. [http://www.southcarolinapioneers.net/counties/countynewberry.html South Carolina Pioneers]
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*Index to Will Book A, 1776-1814; Book E, 1805-1826; Book F, 1823-1860; Book 4, 1840-1858 [http://www.southcarolinapioneers.net/counties/countynewberry.html South Carolina Pioneers]
  
 
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Tax-related records are kept by the offices of the county Assessor, Auditor, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Taxes were levied on real and personal property and can help establish ages, residences, relationships, and the year an individual died or left the area. They can be used as substitutes for missing or destroyed land and census records.
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*South Carolina Department of Archives and History [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/rg0036.htm tax lists] for Newberry County. <br>
  
 
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*'''1914-1960''' - State-wide South Carolina Death Indexes. There are several online death indexes covering all of South Carolina listed on the [[South Carolina Vital Records#South_Carolina.C2.A0Birth.2C_Marriage_and_Death_Records_Online|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
 
*'''1914-1960''' - State-wide South Carolina Death Indexes. There are several online death indexes covering all of South Carolina listed on the [[South Carolina Vital Records#South_Carolina.C2.A0Birth.2C_Marriage_and_Death_Records_Online|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
  
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*[http://www.youseemore.com/Newberry/uploads/Obituary%20Abstracts.pdf Obituary abstracts] - time span varies; provided by the Newberry Public Libra
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[http://www.youseemore.com/Newberry/default.asp Newberry County Library Sysyem]&nbsp;<br>From the Library's main page you can search the catalog.
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*Hal Kohn Memorial Library - Main Library<br>1100 Friend Street<br>Newberry, South Carolina 29108-3416<br>Telephone: (803)276-0854
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*Whitmire War Memorial Library<br>1510 Church Street<br>Whitmire, South Carolina <br>29178-1431<br>Telephone: (803)694-3961&nbsp;
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Dutch Fork/Irmo South Carolina Family History Center|DutchFork/Irmo South Carolina Family History Center]] (Irmo)
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*Newberry County Museum<br>1503 Nance Street<br>Post Office Box 186 <br>Newberry, SC 29108 <br>The Society aims to preserve and document the history of Newberry County. We strive to foster a love of local history, to collect, preserve and display historical artifacts, books, manuscripts, charts, photographs, genealogies and similar items.
  
 
== Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage&nbsp;  ==
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[http://www.newberry.scgen.org/index.html Old Newberry District Chapter] of the South Carolina Genealogical Society<br>ONDC was organized November 20, 1991 and received its charter from the S[http://scgen.org/ outh Carolina Genealogical Society] (SCGS).&nbsp;Its purpose is&nbsp; to educate and promote interest in genealogy and&nbsp;the history of one's ancestors and Newberry County; also&nbsp;to provide a forum for the exchange of genealogical and historical information.
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*{{FHL|South+Carolina%2C+Newberry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*South Carolina Genealogy Trails: [http://genealogytrails.com/scar/newberry/index.htm Newberry County]  
 
*South Carolina Genealogy Trails: [http://genealogytrails.com/scar/newberry/index.htm Newberry County]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/SC/Newberry/ Newberry County, South Carolina Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/SC/Newberry/ Newberry County, South Carolina Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*South Carolina Pioneers [http://www.southcarolinapioneers.net South Carolina Pioneers]
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Newberry County

Newberry County, South Carolina genealogy and family history research guide. Introduces you to county topics such as vital record births, marriages, divorces, and deaths, census, court records, deeds, maps, immigration, maps, military records, newspapers, obituaries, plantations, probate records, slaves, local archives, libraries, museums, churches, cemeteries, and Civil War records.

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Coordinates: 34.29°0′N 81.6°0′W / 34.29°N 81.6°W / 34.29; -81.6

Newberry County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Newberry 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 1795
County Seat Newberry
Courthouse

Contents

Quick Dates

Newberry County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
  1915 1911  1915  1790  1785  1787 

County Courthouse

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Newberry County Courthouse
1226 College St.
Newberry, SC 29108

Clerk of Court
1226 College St.
P.O. Drawer 10
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: 803-321-2110
Court and land records

Probate Court
1309 College St.
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: 803-321-2118
Probate and marriage records

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

History

The origin of the county's name is unknown.[1] Many German immigrants settled in the Dutch Fork Area during the eighteenth century.

Parent County

1795--Newberry County was created in 1795 from District 96.
County seat: Newberry [2]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[3]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Pre-1881 General Sessions Indictments and pre-1870 Judgment Rolls were lost at an undetermined date, under unknown circumstances.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bachman Chapel Garlington (hist.) Lowmans Crossroads Slighs
Beth Eden Gary Macedonia Smyrna
Boland Crossroads (hist.) Gilliam Spring (hist.) Maybinton Sondleys (hist.)
Boyd Glymphville Mount Bethel (hist.) Spearman (hist.)
Brickhouse Crossroads Hayne (hist.) Mudlick Stoney Hill
Browns Crossroads Helena Newberry Taylors Crossroads
Bush River Jalapa Oldtown (hist.) Trinity
Chappells Keitts Crossroads Peak Union
Cravenhill (hist.) Kibler Pomaria Vaughanville
Cromer Crossroads Kinards Prosperity Walton (hist.)
Deadfall Crossroads Lattakoo (hist.) Reuben (hist.) Wheeland
Elson Crossroads Little Mountain Saint Phillips Whitmire
Fairview Longshore Silverstreet



For further information (and links) on these populated places, please go to Populated Places, Newberry County, South Carolina

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Research Guides

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png South Carolina African Americans

  • Greisser, Edith. African-American Cemeteries, Newberry, South Carolina. 2004?. FHL 975.739 V3g
  • Heinegg, Paul. "'Other Free' Heads of Household in the 1790 South Carolina Census, by County," Free African Americans.com. [Includes free blacks in Newberry County.]
  • Motes, Margaret Peckham. Blacks Found in the Deeds of Laurens & Newberry Counties, SC: 1785-1827 Listed in Deeds of Gift, Deeds of Sale, Mortgages, Born Free and Freed. Abstracted from Laurens County, SC Deed Books A-L and Newberry County, SC Deed Books A-G. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. Digital versions at Ancestry ($) and World Vital Records ($). Publisher's website.

Known plantations South Carolina Plantations:

  • Hardy
  • Oak Grove
  • Pomaria - Pomaria

Cemeteries

There are more than 450 burial grounds in the county. To view a list, see Newberry County, South Carolina Cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 9,342
1800 12,006 28.5%
1810 13,964 16.3%
1820 16,104 15.3%
1830 17,441 8.3%
1840 18,350 5.2%
1850 20,143 9.8%
1860 20,879 3.7%
1870 20,775 −0.5%
1880 26,497 27.5%
1890 26,434 −0.2%
1900 30,182 14.2%
1910 34,586 14.6%
1920 35,552 2.8%
1930 34,681 −2.4%
1940 33,577 −3.2%
1950 31,771 −5.4%
1960 29,416 −7.4%
1970 29,273 −0.5%
1980 31,242 6.7%
1990 33,172 6.2%
2000 36,108 8.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Newberry 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.

See Newberry County, SC census assignments, including links to transcribed files [The USGenWeb Census Project®]

1790
  • Sease, David Edmond and Edith Greisser. Federal Census Newberry South Carolina 1790, 1800, 1810. 2007. FHL Collection 975.739 X2s
1800
  • Sease, David Edmond and Edith Greisser. Federal Census Newberry South Carolina 1790, 1800, 1810. 2007. FHL Collection 975.739 X2s
1810
  • Sease, David Edmond and Edith Greisser. Federal Census Newberry South Carolina 1790, 1800, 1810. 2007. FHL Collection 975.739 X2s
1820
  • Greisser, Edith. 1820 Federal Census Newberry, South Carolina. 200-?. FHL Collection 975.739 X2g 1820
1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for South Carolina are kept at the NARA, Washington, D.C. FHL copies: FHL Collection 1024517 - 1024518.

Published abstract:

  • National Archives. Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820. 1920; reprint, Knightstown, Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. FHL Collection 973 X2m 1820; digital version at Lineages. [Includes this county.]
1830
  • Greisser, Edith. 1830 Federal Census Newberry County, South Carolina. 200-?. FHL Collection 975.739 X2g 1830
1840
  • Greisser, Edith. 1840 Federal Census Newberry County, South Carolina. 200-?. FHL Collection 975.739 X2g 1840
1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives, 1841. FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840; FHL Collection 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See South Carolina, Newberry District on page 142.]
1850
  • Wicker, Eleanor Clyburn et al. Newberry County, South Carolina, 1850 Census with Genealogical Data on Many Families. Newberry, S.C.: Newberry County Historical Society, 1985. FHL Collection 975.739 X28w 1850
1860
  • Sease, David Edmond. 1860 Census, Newberry County, South Carolina. n.p.: n.p., n.d. FHL Collection 975.739 X2s 1860 [Includes 1860 Mortality Schedule.]
1870
  • Bundrick, Betty Mooney. Newberry County, South Carolina 1870 Census: With Mortality Schedules, Agriculture Schedules, Census Index. [Chapin, S.C.]: Dutch Fork Chapter of the South Carolina Geneal. Society, 1990. FHL Collection 975.739 X2b 1870
1880
  • Greisser, Edith and Old Newberry District Genealogical Society. 1880 Census Newberry County, SC: Including the Townships of Newberry, Caldwell, Maybinton, Cromer, Reeder, Floyd, Moon, Mendenhall, Stoney, Battery, Cannon & Heller. Clearwater, S.C.: Eastern Digital Resources, 2006. FHL Collection CD-ROM no. 5920

Church

The following Newberry County church records have been indexed on the International Genealogical Index:[4]

Church Baptisms Batch Marriages Batch
Newberry District 1766-1875 C535771 x x

Church of England (Anglican, Episcopal)

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Court

Newberry County has court records from 1776 that are held in the office of the Clerk of Court. Newberry County was a part of the Ninety-Six District from 1785 - 1800. The records of the Ninety-Six District courts are housed in Abbeville County with the Clerk of Court.

The South Carolina Archives and History Center has court records available on microfilm for Newberry County.

The Family History Library collection includes books and microfilm regarding court records for Newberry County.

DNA

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

Genealogy

More than 125 genealogies have been published about Newberry County families. To view a list, visit Newberry County, South Carolina Genealogy.

Land and Property

Because of South Carolina’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information abou types of land records see South Carolina Land and Property.

Genealogists have platted the early land records of Newberry County.[5]

Tracing records through South Carolina county and district changes can be difficult. In general, for earliest records begin by searching the Charleston District, then your ancestor’s residential district, then neighboring districts, then the residential county, then neighboring counties. Not all districts and counties kept records. The following chart shows where you may best expect to find land records for Newberry County:


Tracing Land Currently in Newberry County originating in Edgefield County with Parent Counties and Districts [6]
Date Government Office  
1868-present Newberry County
1800-1868 Newberry District88
1785-1800 Newberry County (old) *
1769-1785 Ninety-Six District
1719-1769 Charleston District
1710-1719 Proprietary Land Grants
 

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Small portion ceded to Lexington County in 1788

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Small portion ceded to Lexington District in 1808


  • Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868 For information about the State Land Grants, see State Land Grants

Local Histories

  • O'Neall, John Belton. The Annals of Newberry: In Two Parts. Newberry, S.C.: Aull & Houseal, 1892. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • O'Neall, John Belton and John Abney Chapman. The Annals of Newberry in Two Parts  (Baltimore, Maryland] : Clearfield, 1995). 861 pages. Part first by John Belton O'Neall, The Annals of Newberry, Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical, originally published in 1859. The 2nd part by John Abney Chapman, The Annals of Newberry; Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical ; also Religious, Medical and Literary, and includes biographical information and Civil War rosters. Civil War pages 374-445, 455-560 & 803-804. Digital copies at Google books and Internet Archives. Book at FHL 975.739 H2o and Other Libraries.
  • Page, Thomas H. The History of Newberry County, South Carolina. 2 volumes. (Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1973).Contents: v. 1. 1749-1860. This volume deals with the settlement of the area, establishment of its ecomony, emigration from the district, changing the minds of the people because of the pressures of slavery, and the development of the county. Vol 2: 1860-1990. Overcoming the adversity of war and economic depression...  Book at FHL Collection  and Other Libraries
Reviews:
  1. By Daniel W. Hollis in The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 75, No. 1 (Jan. 1974):53-55. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  2. By Eric Russell Lacy in The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 40, No. 2 (May 1974):341-341. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  3. By W.W. Abbot in The Journal of American History, Vol. 60, No. 4 (Mar. 1974):1096. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  4. By Richard K. MacMaster in The American Historical Review, Vol. 79, No. 4 (Oct. 1974):1251-1252. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Page, Thomas H. The History of Newberry County, South Carolina. Vol. II: 1860-1990. FHL Collection 975.739 H2p v. 2.
Reviews:
  1. By Allan D. Charles in The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 94, No. 2 (Apr. 1993):148-149. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  2. By G. Wayne King in The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 60, No. 1 (Feb. 1994):145-147. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Summer, George Leland. Newberry County, South Carolina : Historical and Genealogical Annals. (Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980, ©1950.). 483 pages. Originally, interested in making researches on Summer family and other pioneer families, added historical information.Book found at FHL 975.739 H2sg and Other Libraries.

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Newberry County for European settlers included:[7]

Military

General
  • "State militia court martial, 1818," Old Newberry District Quarterly, Winter 2002, Volume 11, Issue 4. Old Newberry District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Newberry, SC.
Revolutionary War
  • "Pensioners in county, 1840," Old Newberry District Quarterly, Winter 2002, Volume 11, Issue 4. Old Newberry District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Newberry, SC.
  • "Daniel Dewalt, Sr., Tory in War," Old Newberry District Quarterly, Summer 1999, Volume 8, Issue 2. Old Newberry District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Newberry, SC.
  • "Loyalists in the Southern Campaign," Old Newberry District Quarterly, Spring 1999, Volume 8, Issue 1. Old Newberry District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Newberry, SC.
  • "Revolutionary War claims," Dutch Fork Digest, July 1989, Volume 4, Issue 3. Dutch Fork Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society : Chapin, SC.
  • "Stub incidents, 1786," Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, December 1948, Volume 82, Issue 12. Daughters of the American Revolution " Washington D.C. FHL Collection
  • "Revolutionary soldiers, Newberry," American Irish Historical Society Journal, 1913, Volume 12. American Irish Historical Society Journal : New York, NY. FHL Collection
War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, South Carolina, Newberry County, p. 187. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Civil War service men from Newberry County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regimens that were formed of many men from Newberry County.

- 1st Battalion, South Carolina Sharpshooters
- Company A (also known the Union Light Infantry and German Fusiliers)
- Company C (also known as the Charleston Sharpshooters and Palmetto Guards)
- 1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's) (1st Provisional Army)
- Company B - (also known as Rhett's Guards)
- Company L - (also know as Rhett's Guards)
- 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
- Company G (also known as Bonham's Light Dragoons and Lipscomb's Troop)
- 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Rifles
- Company A
- 2nd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops (6 months 1863-64)
- Company F
- 2nd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops Junior Reserves (State Militia)
- Company D
- 3rd Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Lauren's) (James')
- Company D
- 3rd Battalion, South Carolina Light Artillery (Palmetto Battalion)
- Company F (also known as the Chestnut Light Artillery)
- 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
- Company B (also known as Williams Guards)
- Company C - Prosperity (also known as Frog Level and Pickens Guards)
- Company E (also known as Quitman Rifles)
- Company F
- Captain J. N. Brown Company
- 4th Battalion, South Carolina Reserve
- Company A
- Company C
- 4th Regiment, South Carolina State Troop Junior Reserves
- Company H
- 5th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Ferguson's)
- Company K
- 5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops
- Company C
- 5th Battalion, South Carolina Rifles
- Company A
- 5th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
- Company D
- 6th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Meriwether's)
- Company G
- 7th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Nelson's) (Enfield Rifles)
- Company H
- 7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry ,
- Company C
- Company D
- Company E
- 9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves
- Company F
- 13th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry,
- Company D
- Company G
- Company H
- 15th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
- Company I
- 19th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
-Company D
- 20th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
- Company G
- Reorganized Company F
- Reorganized Company M


  • O'Neall, John Belton and John Abney Chapman. The Annals of Newberry in Two Parts  (Baltimore, Maryland] : Clearfield, 1995). 861 pages. Part first by John Belton O'Neall, The Annals of Newberry, Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical, originally published in 1859. The 2nd part by John Abney Chapman, The Annals of Newberry; Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical ; also Religious, Medical and Literary, and includes biographical information and Civil War rosters. Civil War pages 374-445, 455-560 & 803-804. Digital copies at Google books and Internet Archives. Book at FHL 975.739 H2o and Other Libraries.

Newspapers

Historic

The Library of Congress has identified the following historic newspapers for Newberry County, South Carolina on their Chronicling America website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title.

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:

  • Old Newberry District Quarterly

Probate

Probate is the “court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid” and encompasses “all matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of estates, guardianships, etc.”[8] Various types of records are created throughout the probate process. These may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information see probate records in South Carolina.

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has microfilms or typescripts of wills, inventories, bills of sale, power of attorneys, bonds, notes, administrations, judgments, and sales records. They have placed Will Transcriptions for 1782 to 1855 online. Index searchable by name and the image is available.

Estate indexes are available on microfilm from 1785-1985 at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, with actual records from 1785 to circa 1889. Another microfilm of this estate index from 1785-1945 available through the Family History Library. FHL Film 29262 A printed estate index has also been published:

  • Glenda Bundrick [and] Ann (Smith) King, comp. Newberry, SC probate index, 1785-1992. [Newberry, South Carolina: Bundrick and King, 1992?]. FHL Book 975.739 P22bg

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Newberry District/County estate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

Taxation

Tax-related records are kept by the offices of the county Assessor, Auditor, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Taxes were levied on real and personal property and can help establish ages, residences, relationships, and the year an individual died or left the area. They can be used as substitutes for missing or destroyed land and census records.

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History tax lists for Newberry County.

For advice on Newberry tax records, see:

  • Tax Record Tip, Deed Tip, Old Newberry District Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 2007).
Original sources

Tax records, kept at the county courthouse, survive. Copies of years [blank]: FHL Film 24258.

Published abstracts
  • [1840] "1840 Tax Return for Newberry District," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Winter 1990):3-10; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Spring 1990):90-96. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 18
  • [1840] Tax List, 1840, Old Newberry District Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2002).
  • [1851] General Tax List, 1851, Old Newberry District Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Fall 2001).
  • [1911] Taxation of Unmarried Men, Banning of Tights on Stage, and Beach Apparel Restrictions, 1911, Newberry County Historical and Museum Society Bulletin (Fall 2007).
  • [1913] Taxes, 1913, Newberry County Historical and Museum Society Bulletin (Fall 2008).

Vital Records

Birth, marriage, and death records were not recorded by South Carolina until the 1900s, thus leaving a lack of vital records. Substitute records, when available, are used to obtain this information. These substitute records including newspapers, court records have been added to this section, when applicable.

Birth

State-wide birth registration began in 1915.  For a copy of a birth from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health.  The Newberry County Health Department also has copies but they provide only an abbreviated form with limited information.  For more information, see the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Marriage

In South Carolina, marriage licenses were not required by local governments until 1 July 1911. However, in the 1700s, the Church of England parish churches were required to record all marriages - even if the couple were not members of the denomination. Not all churches recorded these marriages and some have not survived. See South Carolina Vital Records for more information.

The Newberry County probate court holds marriage licenses issued from 1 July 1911 to the present. Statewide registration of marriages began in July 1950 and the South Carolina Division of Vital Records has copies of licenses issued after 1 July 1950 through November 2009.

Newspapers are used as a substitute to locate marriage information.  See South Carolina Newspapers.

Marriages and Marriage Substitutes - Indexes

  • Marriages of Lexington, Newberry, and Orangeburgh [sic] Counties, South Carolina by Martha H. Spivey [9] WorldCat - index
  • 1858-1877 - Early Newberry: Abstracts from Newberry Newspapers [10] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1874-1877 - Early Newberry: Abstracts from Herald and Newberry Herald, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877 by Edith Greisser [11] WorldCat - index
  • There are several online marriage indexes containing miscellaneous marriage records found in  some counties of South Carolina listed on the South Carolina Vital Records page.
Death

State-wide death registration began in 1915.  For a copy of the death certificates from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health. The Newberry County Health Department only has copies for deaths occurring in the last 5 years.  For more information, see the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Deaths and Death Substitutes - Indexes and Records

  • 1858-1877 - Early Newberry: Abstracts from Newberry Newspapers [12] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1874-1877 - Early Newberry: Abstracts from Herald and Newberry Herald, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877 by Edith Greisser [13] WorldCat - index
  • 1879-1893 - Coroner's inquisitions, Newberry County, South Carolina, 1879-1893 by Edith Greisser [14] FHL Collection WorldCat - index
  • 1914-1960 - State-wide South Carolina Death Indexes. There are several online death indexes covering all of South Carolina listed on the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Obituaries

Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Libraries

Newberry County Library Sysyem 
From the Library's main page you can search the catalog.

  • Hal Kohn Memorial Library - Main Library
    1100 Friend Street
    Newberry, South Carolina 29108-3416
    Telephone: (803)276-0854
  • Whitmire War Memorial Library
    1510 Church Street
    Whitmire, South Carolina
    29178-1431
    Telephone: (803)694-3961 

Family History Centers

Museums

  • Newberry County Museum
    1503 Nance Street
    Post Office Box 186
    Newberry, SC 29108
    The Society aims to preserve and document the history of Newberry County. We strive to foster a love of local history, to collect, preserve and display historical artifacts, books, manuscripts, charts, photographs, genealogies and similar items.

Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage 

Old Newberry District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society
ONDC was organized November 20, 1991 and received its charter from the South Carolina Genealogical Society (SCGS). Its purpose is  to educate and promote interest in genealogy and the history of one's ancestors and Newberry County; also to provide a forum for the exchange of genealogical and historical information.

The Newberry County Library is the repository for materials donated to the chapter. All donated records, books and microfilm are deposited there.

The Society publishes a quartery journal, and sponsors publications of interest to Newberry County researchers. The site contains a Newberry County Surname Registry and other resourses of interest.

Family History Centers

Dutch Fork/Irmo South Carolina
7449 Broad River Rd
Irmo, Newberry, South Carolina, United States
Phone: (803) 276-8716
Hours: T-W 7PM-9PM
Attention: new phone number (803) 732-0251 if you'd like to leave a message

Web Sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Newberry 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).
  3. Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).
  4. Hugh Wallis, IGI Batch Numbers for South Carolina, USA, accessed 14 September 2010.
  5. Mike Becknell, "Overview of South Carolina Genealogical Research," Group Tour of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 10 May 2011.
  6. Schweitzer, George K. , South Carolina Genealogical Research (Knoxville, Tennessee: s.p. 1985), 39-42, FHL book 975.7 D27s
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  8. Henry Campbell Black, Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."
  9. Spivey, Martha H., Marriages of Lexington, Newberry, and Orangeburgh Counties, South Carolina, Lexington, SC (P.O. Box 1262, Lexington 29072): WeSearch Publications, ©1999.
  10. Greisser, Edith, Early Newberry: Abstracts from Newberry Newspapers, Newberry, SC: [Old Newberry District Chapter, SCGS, 2002?].
  11. Greisser, Edith, Early Newberry: Abstracts from Herald and Newberry Herald, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, [Cross Hill, S.C.?: Edith Greisser], 2003.
  12. Greisser, Edith, Early Newberry: Abstracts from Newberry Newspapers, Newberry, SC: [Old Newberry District Chapter, SCGS, 2002?].
  13. Greisser, Edith, Early Newberry: Abstracts from Herald and Newberry Herald, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, [Cross Hill, S.C.?: Edith Greisser], 2003.
  14. Greisser, Edith, Coroner's inquisitions, Newberry County, South Carolina, 1879-1893, [S.l.: s.n.], 2004