Prince William Parish, South Carolina

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Prince William's Parish served [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort County, South Carolina]]. It was also known as Old Sheldon Church. It was burned in the Revolutionary War and then again in the Civil War.
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Prince William's Parish served [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort County, South Carolina]]. It was also known as Old Sheldon Church. It was burned in the Revolutionary War and then again in the Civil War.  
  
 
South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
 
South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
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Many of the old parish church's graves are described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1901012&CScn=Prince+William&CScntry=4&CSst=43& Find A Grave].  
 
Many of the old parish church's graves are described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1901012&CScn=Prince+William&CScntry=4&CSst=43& Find A Grave].  
  
Members of the DAR did a survey of Sheldon Church Cemetery:
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Members of the DAR did a survey of Sheldon Church Cemetery:  
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*National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. ''Cemetery Records of South Carolina''. Typescript. {{FHL|115076|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.7 A1 no. 11}}. [Includes Sheldon Church Cemetery, Prince William's Parish, Beaufort County.]
 
*National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. ''Cemetery Records of South Carolina''. Typescript. {{FHL|115076|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.7 A1 no. 11}}. [Includes Sheldon Church Cemetery, Prince William's Parish, Beaufort County.]
  
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==== Parish Records  ====
 
==== Parish Records  ====
  
===== Parish Registers =====
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===== Parish Registers =====
  
The original parish registers of Sheldon Church are kept at ... Abstracts:
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The original parish registers of Sheldon Church are kept at ... Abstracts:  
  
*deTreville, Marie and William L. Glover. "Registers of Sheldon Church, Prince William's Parish, 1826-1947," ''The South Carolina Historical Magazine'', Vol. 56, No. 3 (Jul. 1955):151-156; Vol. 56, No. 4 (Oct. 1955):226-228; Vol. 57, No. 1 (Jan. 1956):51-53; Vol. 57, No. 2 (Apr. 1956):103-106; Vol. 57, No. 3 (Jul. 1956):179-181. Digital versions at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
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*deTreville, Marie and William L. Glover. "Registers of Sheldon Church, Prince William's Parish, 1826-1947," ''The South Carolina Historical Magazine'', Vol. 56, No. 3 (Jul. 1955):151-156; Vol. 56, No. 4 (Oct. 1955):226-228; Vol. 57, No. 1 (Jan. 1956):51-53; Vol. 57, No. 2 (Apr. 1956):103-106; Vol. 57, No. 3 (Jul. 1956):179-181. Digital versions at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
 
*Sheldon Church, Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort, South Carolina Births or Christenings 1825-1873. {{FHL|53340|item|disp=FHL Books 975.7 B2s v. 56-57}}; Index: {{FHL|4605|item|disp=FHL Film 821 Item 15}}; also indexed in the IGI  
 
*Sheldon Church, Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort, South Carolina Births or Christenings 1825-1873. {{FHL|53340|item|disp=FHL Books 975.7 B2s v. 56-57}}; Index: {{FHL|4605|item|disp=FHL Film 821 Item 15}}; also indexed in the IGI  
 
*Sheldon Church, Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort, South Carolina Marriages 1826-1876. {{FHL|53340|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 57}}; Index: {{FHL|292165|item|FHL Film 1002591 Item 12}}; also indexed in the IGI
 
*Sheldon Church, Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort, South Carolina Marriages 1826-1876. {{FHL|53340|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 57}}; Index: {{FHL|292165|item|FHL Film 1002591 Item 12}}; also indexed in the IGI
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{{Wikipedia|Old Sheldon Church Ruins}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Old Sheldon Church Ruins}}  
  
*Hurst, Robert Latimer. [http://www.gloryway.com/old_sheldon_church.htm "Old Sheldon Church Remains Hidden in South Carolina Low Country Near Pocotaligo."] Accessed 17 February 2011. Includes history and photographs.
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*Hurst, Robert Latimer. [http://www.gloryway.com/old_sheldon_church.htm "Old Sheldon Church Remains Hidden in South Carolina Low Country Near Pocotaligo."] Accessed 17 February 2011. Includes history and photographs.  
 
*[http://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/beaufort-county/old-sheldon-church.html Old Sheldon Church Ruins - Yemassee, South Carolina], at SCIWAY (South Carolina's Information Highway). Includes some nice photographs and history.  
 
*[http://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/beaufort-county/old-sheldon-church.html Old Sheldon Church Ruins - Yemassee, South Carolina], at SCIWAY (South Carolina's Information Highway). Includes some nice photographs and history.  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=26366 Ruins of Old Sheldon], The Historical Marker Database
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=26366 Ruins of Old Sheldon], The Historical Marker Database
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Contents

History

Prince William's Parish served Beaufort County, South Carolina. It was also known as Old Sheldon Church. It was burned in the Revolutionary War and then again in the Civil War.

South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."[1]

Founded

  • 1767

Boundary

Resources

Research Guides

Cemetery

Many of the old parish church's graves are described at Find A Grave.

Members of the DAR did a survey of Sheldon Church Cemetery:

  • National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Cemetery Records of South Carolina. Typescript. FHL Book 975.7 A1 no. 11. [Includes Sheldon Church Cemetery, Prince William's Parish, Beaufort County.]

Genealogy

  • Bowers, Gloria Cook Jones. Southern Cousins: Cook, Fennell, and Related Families of Prince William's Parish, South Carolina. Varnville, S.C.: G. Bowers, 1991. FHL Collection 929.273 C771bg

Parish History

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 23, Prince William's Parish, pages 382-384, in:

  • Dalcho, Frederick. An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.
  • Todd, John Reynard and Francis Marion Huston. Prince William's Parish and Plantations. Richmond, Va.: Garrett & Massie, 1935. FHL Book 975.79 H2t

Parish Records

Parish Registers

The original parish registers of Sheldon Church are kept at ... Abstracts:

  • deTreville, Marie and William L. Glover. "Registers of Sheldon Church, Prince William's Parish, 1826-1947," The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 56, No. 3 (Jul. 1955):151-156; Vol. 56, No. 4 (Oct. 1955):226-228; Vol. 57, No. 1 (Jan. 1956):51-53; Vol. 57, No. 2 (Apr. 1956):103-106; Vol. 57, No. 3 (Jul. 1956):179-181. Digital versions at JSTOR ($).
  • Sheldon Church, Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort, South Carolina Births or Christenings 1825-1873. FHL Books 975.7 B2s v. 56-57; Index: FHL Film 821 Item 15; also indexed in the IGI
  • Sheldon Church, Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort, South Carolina Marriages 1826-1876. FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 57; Index: FHL Collection; also indexed in the IGI

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Old Sheldon Church Ruins

References

  1. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.