St. James Goose Creek Parish, South Carolina

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St. James Goose Creek Parish has served [[Berkeley County, South Carolina|Berkeley]] County and historic [[Charles Town District, South Carolina|Charles Town District]]. It had a chapel of ease in ruins by 1820.<ref>[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=26255 St. James, Goose Creek Chapel of Ease / Bethlehem Baptist Church], The Historical Marker Database, accessed 17 February 2011.</ref> The chapel of ease at Strawberry includes a graveyard.  
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St. James Goose Creek Parish has served [[Berkeley County, South Carolina|Berkeley]] County and historic [[Charleston District, South Carolina|Charleston District]]. It had a chapel of ease in ruins by 1820.<ref>[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=26255 St. James, Goose Creek Chapel of Ease / Bethlehem Baptist Church], The Historical Marker Database, accessed 17 February 2011.</ref> The chapel of ease at Strawberry includes a graveyard.  
  
 
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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United States  Gotoarrow.png  South Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  St. James Goose Creek Parish

Contents

History

St. James Goose Creek Parish has served Berkeley County and historic Charleston District. It had a chapel of ease in ruins by 1820.[1] The chapel of ease at Strawberry includes a graveyard.

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

Founded

  • 1706

Boundary

Resources

Cemetery

Many graves from the parish church cemetery are described at Find A Grave and Interment.net. Graves at the chapel of ease cemetery at Strawberry are also described at Find A Grave. The chapel of ease whose cemetery is known as Bethlehem Cemetery is also at Find A Grave. Includes transcripts and select photographs.

Members of the DAR did a survey of St. James Parish Goose Creek Church Church Cemetery:

  • National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Cemetery Records of South Carolina. Typescript. FHL Book 975.7 A1 no. 11. [Includes St. James Parish Goose Creek Church Cemetery in Charleston County.]

Parish History

For a history of the parish, see Chapter 5, St. James' Parish, Goose-Creek, pages 244-263, 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.

For a history of the area, see:

Parish Records

Taxation

A 1694 assessment of St. James' Goose Creek Parish's inhabitants was described in two books published in the 1850s. For further information, see Morgan's article (below), footnote 5, on page 52. Morgan states some of the names on the assessment, which he believes no longer survives, were published in these two books:

  1. Poyas, Elizabeth Anne. A Peep into the Past. Charleston, S.C., 1853.
  2. Poyas, Elizabeth Anne. The Olden Time of Carolina. Charleston, S.C.: S.G. Courtenay & Co., 1855. Digital version at Google Books.

A partial 1745 tax return for St. James' Goose Creek Parish survives. It is kept in the Archive of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (London), Reference C/AM/7.149. The tax return is abstracted in:

  • Morgan, Philip D. "A Profile of Mid-Eighteenth Century South Carolina Parish: The Tax Return of Saint James', Goose Creek," The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 81, No. 1 (Jan. 1980):51-65. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Websites

References

  1. St. James, Goose Creek Chapel of Ease / Bethlehem Baptist Church, 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.