St. Matthews Parish, South CarolinaEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(county served)
(footnotes)
 
(18 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
St. Matthew's Parish serves [[Orangeburg_County,_South_Carolina|Orangeburg]] County.
+
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[St._Matthews_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Matthew's Parish]]''
 +
 
 +
=== History  ===
 +
 
 +
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>
 +
 
 +
==== Founded  ====
 +
 
 +
[[St._Matthews_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Matthew's Parish]] (St. Matthew's, Calhoun, SC) was created in 1768 in [[Orangeburgh District, South Carolina|Orangeburgh District]].
 +
 
 +
==== Boundary  ====
 +
 
 +
'''Borders:''' [[St. Marks Parish, South Carolina|St. Mark's]], [[St. James Goose Creek Parish, South Carolina|St. James Goose Creek]], [[St. George Dorchester Parish, South Carolina|St. George Dorchester]], [[St. Bartholomews Parish, South Carolina|St. Bartholomew's]], [[Prince William Parish, South Carolina|Prince William]], [[St. Lukes Parish, South Carolina|St. Luke's]], [[St. Peters Parish, South Carolina|St. Peter's]], and the [[Georgia|Georgia]] border at the Savannah River. 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].
 +
 
 +
'''Areas Served:''' St. Matthew's Parish served:
 +
 
 +
:*historic [[Orangeburgh District, South Carolina|Orangeburgh 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 20 June 2011).</ref>
 +
:*[[Orange County, South Carolina|Orange]], [[Lewisburg County, South Carolina|Lewisburg]], [[Winton County, South Carolina|Winton]], and [[Lexington County, South Carolina|Lexington]] counties 1785-1791<ref name="1785map">"South Carolina Districts and Counties - 1785" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref><ref>"South Carolina Districts and Counties - 1791" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1791.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
 +
:*[[Orangeburg County, South Carolina|Orangeburg]], and [[Barnwell County, South Carolina|Barnwell]] counties since 1800<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 20 June 2011).</ref>
 +
:*[[Lexington County, South Carolina|Lexington County]] since 1804<ref name="1810map">"South Carolina Districts - 1810" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_districts_1810.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
 +
:*[[Aiken County, South Carolina|Aiken County]] since 1871<ref name="1880map">"South Carolina Counties - 1880" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1880.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
 +
:*[[Bamberg County, South Carolina|Bamberg County]] since 1897<ref name="1900map">"South Carolina Counties - 1900" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1900.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
 +
:*[[Calhoun County, South Carolina|Calhoun County]] since 1908<ref name="1910map">"South Carolina Counties - 1910" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1900s/sc_1900s_counties_1910.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
 +
:*[[Allendale County, South Carolina|Allendale County]] since 1919<ref name="1920map">"South Carolina Counties - 1920" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1900s/sc_1900s_counties_1920.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
 +
 
 +
'''Modern equivalents:''' The original parish covered most of what are present-day [[Orangeburg County, South Carolina|Orangeburg]], [[Barnwell County, South Carolina]], [[Lexington County, South Carolina|Lexington]], [[Aiken County, South Carolina|Aiken]], [[Bamberg County, South Carolina|Bamberg]], [[Calhoun County, South Carolina|Calhoun]], and [[Allendale County, South Carolina|Allendale]] counties.<ref name="1770map" /><ref name="1920map" />
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
Line 6: Line 31:
  
 
*''[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/rg0072.htm South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: St. Matthew's Parish]'', available online, courtesy: [http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History].
 
*''[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/rg0072.htm South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: St. Matthew's Parish]'', available online, courtesy: [http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History].
 +
 +
==== Parish History  ====
 +
 +
For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 16, St. Matthew's Parish, pages 332-335, 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|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].
 +
 +
The history of the parish is also discussed in pages 2-17 of:
 +
 +
*Salley, A.S. ''The History of Orangeburg County South Carolina: From Its First Settlement to the Close of the Revolutionary War''. Orangeburg, S.C.: R. Lewis Berry, Printer, 1898. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=K58SquJ54ykC Google Books].
 +
 +
==== Parish Records  ====
 +
 +
For some births in the parish in 1770 and 1771, see:
 +
 +
*"Some Records Kept by Rev. Paul Turquand of St. Matthew's Parish," ''The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine'', Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr. 1932):180; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/27571327 JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
 +
 +
'''South Carolina Historical Society holdings:''' "St. Matthew’s (Episcopal) Church. Fort Motte. Vestry Minutes, 1767-1778, 1785-1838. 2 vols. Many entries relate to the administration of the poor tax."
 +
 +
:"References to the chapels of ease at Belville, at Campbell’s (1786), and at Totnes (1830), also to the consecrations of St. Matthew’s (1819) and Totnes chapel (1830). Copy of revised (1785) vestryman’s oath omitting anti-transubstantiation statements. Family names appearing include Felder, Fludd, Frierson, Gaillard, Goodwyn, Haskell, Heatley, Krabonski, McCord, Miles, Palmer, Platt, Richardson, Roach, Sabb, and Thomson. Vol. 2 is a reliable transcript of Vol. 1."<ref>Margaretta Childs, and Isabella G. Leland, "South Carolina Episcopal Church Records," ''South Carolina Historical Magazine'' 84 (October 1983): 253-54. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/27567808 JSTOR] ($). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49042081 WorldCat entry]. {{FHL|53362|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 84}}.</ref>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*'''[1818]''' St. Matthew's Tax List, 1818, ''South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research'', Vol. 1, No. 3 (Summer 1973); Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1973).
+
*'''[1818]''' "St. Matthew's 1818 Tax List," ''The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research'', Vol. 1, No. 3 (Summer 1973):148-150; Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1973):214. {{FHL|43856|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 1}}
 +
 
 +
==== Voters  ====
 +
 
 +
*'''[1811]''' "St. Matthew's Voters 1811," ''The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research'', Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1973):215-216. {{FHL|43856|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 1}}
 +
 
 +
== References  ==
 +
 
 +
<references />
  
 
{{South Carolina|South Carolina}}  
 
{{South Carolina|South Carolina}}  
  
[[Category:South_Carolina]]
+
[[Category:South_Carolina_colonial_parishes]]

Latest revision as of 16:02, 23 June 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png St. Matthew's Parish

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. Matthew's Parish (St. Matthew's, Calhoun, SC) was created in 1768 in Orangeburgh District.

Boundary

Borders: St. Mark's, St. James Goose Creek, St. George Dorchester, St. Bartholomew's, Prince William, St. Luke's, St. Peter's, and the Georgia border at the Savannah River. For a map, see: Early parishes in South Carolina. An overlay of districts is available at Carolana.com.

Areas Served: St. Matthew's Parish served:

Modern equivalents: The original parish covered most of what are present-day Orangeburg, Barnwell County, South Carolina, Lexington, Aiken, Bamberg, Calhoun, and Allendale counties.[2][10]

Resources

Research Guides

Parish History

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 16, St. Matthew's Parish, pages 332-335, 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.

The history of the parish is also discussed in pages 2-17 of:

  • Salley, A.S. The History of Orangeburg County South Carolina: From Its First Settlement to the Close of the Revolutionary War. Orangeburg, S.C.: R. Lewis Berry, Printer, 1898. Digital version at Google Books.

Parish Records

For some births in the parish in 1770 and 1771, see:

  • "Some Records Kept by Rev. Paul Turquand of St. Matthew's Parish," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr. 1932):180; digital version at JSTOR ($).

South Carolina Historical Society holdings: "St. Matthew’s (Episcopal) Church. Fort Motte. Vestry Minutes, 1767-1778, 1785-1838. 2 vols. Many entries relate to the administration of the poor tax."

"References to the chapels of ease at Belville, at Campbell’s (1786), and at Totnes (1830), also to the consecrations of St. Matthew’s (1819) and Totnes chapel (1830). Copy of revised (1785) vestryman’s oath omitting anti-transubstantiation statements. Family names appearing include Felder, Fludd, Frierson, Gaillard, Goodwyn, Haskell, Heatley, Krabonski, McCord, Miles, Palmer, Platt, Richardson, Roach, Sabb, and Thomson. Vol. 2 is a reliable transcript of Vol. 1."[11]

Taxation

  • [1818] "St. Matthew's 1818 Tax List," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Summer 1973):148-150; Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1973):214. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 1

Voters

  • [1811] "St. Matthew's Voters 1811," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1973):215-216. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 1

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 "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 20 June 2011).
  3. "South Carolina Districts and Counties - 1785" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  4. "South Carolina Districts and Counties - 1791" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1791.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  5. "South Carolina Districts - 1800" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1800.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  6. "South Carolina Districts - 1810" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_districts_1810.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  7. "South Carolina Counties - 1880" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1880.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  8. "South Carolina Counties - 1900" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1900.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  9. "South Carolina Counties - 1910" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1900s/sc_1900s_counties_1910.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  10. 10.0 10.1 "South Carolina Counties - 1920" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1900s/sc_1900s_counties_1920.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  11. Margaretta Childs, and Isabella G. Leland, "South Carolina Episcopal Church Records," South Carolina Historical Magazine 84 (October 1983): 253-54. Digital version at JSTOR ($). WorldCat entry. FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 84.

 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 23 June 2011, at 16:02.
  • This page has been accessed 3,348 times.