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== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
St. John's Colleton Parish has served&nbsp;[[Colleton County, South Carolina|Colleton]] County, South Carolina.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleton_County,_South_Carolina "Colleton County, South Carolina,"] ''Wikipedia,'' accessed 17 February 2011.</ref>  
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Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the [[South Carolina Church Records#Church_of_England_.28Anglican.2C_Protestant_Episcopal.29|Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church)]]. Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.<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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[[St._Johns_Colleton_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. John's Colleton Parish]] (Johns Island, Charleston, SC) was created in 1734 from the John's Island, Wadmalaw Island, Edisto Island and other adjacent sea islands portion of [[St. Pauls Parish, South Carolina|St. Paul's Parish]] on the southeast side of [[Colleton (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Colleton (1682-1768) County]].<ref name="1760map">"South Carolina Counties and Parishes - 1760" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 29 May 2011).</ref><ref>Frederick Dalcho, ''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), 360. {{FHL|375296|item|disp=FHL Film 22657}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=SG0QAAAAIAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00dalc Internet Archive]..</ref>
  
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==== Boundary  ====
  
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'''Borders:''' the Atlantic Ocean, [[St. Pauls Parish, South Carolina|St. Paul's]], [[St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina|St. Andrew's]], and [[St. Bartholomews Parish, South Carolina|St. Bartholomew's]] parishes.<ref name="1760map" /> For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
  
*An island, borders [[St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina|St. Andrew's]], [[St. Bartholomews Parish, South Carolina|St. Bartholomew's]], and [[St. Pauls Parish, South Carolina|St. Paul's]] parishes. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina].
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'''Areas Served:''' St. John's Colleton Parish served:  
  
== Resources  ==
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:*part of [[Colleton (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Colleton (1682-1768) County]] 1734-1768<ref name="1760map" />
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:*part of [[Charleston District, South Carolina|Charleston District]] 1768-1800<ref name="1770map">"South Carolina Districts and Parishes - 1770" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html (accessed 27 May 2011).</ref>
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:*[[Colleton (1785-1791) County, South Carolina|Colleton (1785-1791) County]] 1785-1791<ref name="1785map">"South Carolina Districts and County - 1785" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 29 May 2011).</ref>
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:*part of [[Colleton County, South Carolina|Colleton County]] 1800-1897<ref name="1800map">"South Carolina Districts - 1800" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1800.html (accessed 29 May 2011).</ref><ref name="1900map">"South Carolina Counties - 1900" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1900.html (accessed 29 May 2011).</ref>
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:*part of [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]] 1800-present<ref name="1800map">"South Carolina Districts - 1800" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1800.html (accessed 29 May 2011).</ref>
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'''Modern equivalents:''' The original parish covered part of what is present-day [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]].<ref name="1760map" /><ref name="1900map" />
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Census  ====
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*Jarrell, Lawrence E. ''Early Colleton, South Carolina Census. Complete Transcription of the Federal Census Records; 1790 Charleston District Census, St. Bartholomew's, St. George's-Dorchester; St. Paul's and St. John's-Colleton Parishes; 1800 Colleton District Census--St. Bartholomew's, St. George's-Dorchester and St. Paul's Parishes; 1810 Colleton District Census''. High Point, N.C.: Alligator Creek Genealogy Publications, 1998. {{FHL|742210|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.79 X2j}}
  
 
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St. John's, Colleton has a rich archive of early records, including a list of ministers, officers, act of incorporation, minutes, disbursements. Copies:&nbsp;{{FHL|374430|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 24513}}. Other records include accounts, act of incorporation, minutes, list of members, plat of church pews, and other miscellaneous records. Copies:&nbsp;{{FHL|374418|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 24514}}. Many of these records were kept at the Bishop's office, St. Philip's Church, Charleston in the 1950s.
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'''South Carolina Historical Society holdings:''' "St. John’s (Episcopal) Church. John’s Island. Minutes, 1734-1917. 3 vols."
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:"Vol. 1 (1734-1817) contains copies of forms and oaths for the establishment of religious worship; entries re the poor tax; information re legacies and accounts. Brisbane, Boone, Gibbs, Hanahan, Jenkins, Ladson, and Walpole are names of some of the planters serving on the vestry. Senior Warden in the 1820’s was R. J. Turnbull. In vol. 2 (1817-1874) are copies of the acts incorporating three colonial parishes, St. John’s, St. Bartholomew’s, and St. Helena’s; accounts; correspondence, including Rev. C. H. Hall’s resignation expressing concern for the needs of the bondsmen (Nov. 4, 1856); appointment of Negro churchman to serve as collector of the Bishop’s Fund. Vol. 3 (1874-1927) after 1898 makes frequent reference to Grace Chapel, Rockville, gives detailed treasurer’s reports and, on the fly leaf, a brief list of the church’s financial assets in 1874. Names of well-known sea island families recur: Bailey, Chisholm, Gervais, Grimball, Laroche, Mitchell, Seabrook, Sosnowski, Stevens, Stickney, Whaley, and Wilson."<ref>Margaretta Childs, and Isabella G. Leland, "South Carolina Episcopal Church Records," ''South Carolina Historical Magazine'' 84 (October 1983): 259. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/27567808 JSTOR] ($). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49042081 WorldCat entry]. {{FHL|53362|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 84}}.</ref>
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*[http://www.stjohnsparish.net/ St. John's Parish (Protestant Episcopal Church) website has calendars, ministries, resources and history of Grace Chapel (of ease).
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=39900 St. Paul's, Stono / St. Paul's Churchyard] highway marker tells how original St. Paul's Parish Church was turned over to the St. John's Colleton Parish.
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Contents

History

Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church). Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.[1]

Founded

St. John's Colleton Parish (Johns Island, Charleston, SC) was created in 1734 from the John's Island, Wadmalaw Island, Edisto Island and other adjacent sea islands portion of St. Paul's Parish on the southeast side of Colleton (1682-1768) County.[2][3]

Boundary

Borders: the Atlantic Ocean, St. Paul's, St. Andrew's, and St. Bartholomew's parishes.[2] For a map, see: Early parishes in South Carolina. An overlay of districts is available at Carolana.com.

Areas Served: St. John's Colleton Parish served:

Modern equivalents: The original parish covered part of what is present-day Charleston County.[2][7]

Resources

Census

  • Jarrell, Lawrence E. Early Colleton, South Carolina Census. Complete Transcription of the Federal Census Records; 1790 Charleston District Census, St. Bartholomew's, St. George's-Dorchester; St. Paul's and St. John's-Colleton Parishes; 1800 Colleton District Census--St. Bartholomew's, St. George's-Dorchester and St. Paul's Parishes; 1810 Colleton District Census. High Point, N.C.: Alligator Creek Genealogy Publications, 1998. FHL Book 975.79 X2j

Parish History

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 20, St. John's Parish, Colleton, pages 360-365, 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

St. John's, Colleton has a rich archive of early records, including a list of ministers, officers, act of incorporation, minutes, disbursements. Copies: FHL Film 24513. Other records include accounts, act of incorporation, minutes, list of members, plat of church pews, and other miscellaneous records. Copies: FHL Film 24514. Many of these records were kept at the Bishop's office, St. Philip's Church, Charleston in the 1950s.

South Carolina Historical Society holdings: "St. John’s (Episcopal) Church. John’s Island. Minutes, 1734-1917. 3 vols."

"Vol. 1 (1734-1817) contains copies of forms and oaths for the establishment of religious worship; entries re the poor tax; information re legacies and accounts. Brisbane, Boone, Gibbs, Hanahan, Jenkins, Ladson, and Walpole are names of some of the planters serving on the vestry. Senior Warden in the 1820’s was R. J. Turnbull. In vol. 2 (1817-1874) are copies of the acts incorporating three colonial parishes, St. John’s, St. Bartholomew’s, and St. Helena’s; accounts; correspondence, including Rev. C. H. Hall’s resignation expressing concern for the needs of the bondsmen (Nov. 4, 1856); appointment of Negro churchman to serve as collector of the Bishop’s Fund. Vol. 3 (1874-1927) after 1898 makes frequent reference to Grace Chapel, Rockville, gives detailed treasurer’s reports and, on the fly leaf, a brief list of the church’s financial assets in 1874. Names of well-known sea island families recur: Bailey, Chisholm, Gervais, Grimball, Laroche, Mitchell, Seabrook, Sosnowski, Stevens, Stickney, Whaley, and Wilson."[8]

Websites

References

  1. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "South Carolina Counties and Parishes - 1760" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 29 May 2011).
  3. Frederick Dalcho, 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), 360. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive..
  4. "South Carolina Districts and Parishes - 1770" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html (accessed 27 May 2011).
  5. "South Carolina Districts and County - 1785" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 29 May 2011).
  6. 6.0 6.1 "South Carolina Districts - 1800" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1800.html (accessed 29 May 2011).
  7. 7.0 7.1 "South Carolina Counties - 1900" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1900.html (accessed 29 May 2011).
  8. Margaretta Childs, and Isabella G. Leland, "South Carolina Episcopal Church Records," South Carolina Historical Magazine 84 (October 1983): 259. Digital version at JSTOR ($). WorldCat entry. FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 84.

 

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