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History

St. Helena's Parish serves Beaufort County, South Carolina. At one time, it had a chapel of ease.[1]

In addition to religious roles, South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."[2]

Founded

  • 1712

Boundary

Resources

Cemetery

  • "Inscriptions from St. Helena Churchyard, Beaufort, South Carolina," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr., 1931):131-147; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul. 1931):205-237. FHL Collection 975.7 B2s v. 32 (1931); digital version at JSTOR ($).

Parish History

  • Baumhofer, Hermine Munz, "Economic Changes in St. Helena's Parish, 1860-1870," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan., 1949):1-13. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 22, St. Helena's Parish, Beaufort, pages 375-381, 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.

Parish Records

Parish Registers

In 1951, FamilySearch microfilmed a typescript of the parish register: FHL Film 23296 Abstracts have been published:

  • Barnwell, Joseph W. and Mabel L. Webber. "St. Helena's Parish Register," [1752-year], The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan. 1922):8-25; Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr. 1922):46-71; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul. 1922):102-151; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct. 1922):171-204. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

The following registers have been indexed in the International Genealogical Index:[3]

Church Baptisms Batch Marriages Batch
St. Helenas Parish 1683-1822 C506581 1683-1822 M506581
Vestry Books

The vestry books have been published:

Websites

References

  1. Chapel of Ease, The Historical Marker Database, accessed 17 February 2011.
  2. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.
  3. Hugh Wallis, IGI Batch Numbers for South Carolina, USA, accessed 14 September 2010.

 

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