St. Stephens Parish, South Carolina

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St. Stephen's Parish has served [[Berkeley County, South Carolina|Berkeley]] County and historic [[Craven County, South Carolina|Craven]] County and [[Charles Town District, South Carolina|Charles Town]] District.  
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Revision as of 19:37, 23 May 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Berkeley County Gotoarrow.png St. Stephen's Parish

Contents

History

St. Stephen's Parish has served Berkeley County and historic Craven County and Charleston District.

Founded

  • 1754

Boundary

Resources

Research Guides

Cemeteries

More than 1,000 graves at the parish church cemetery are described at Find A Grave. Includes transcripts and select photographs.

Cemetery records for several private burial grounds within St. Stephen's Parish have been transcribed:

  • Gregorie, Anne King. "Inscriptions from Oldfield and Mayham Plantations St. Stephen's Parish," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct. 1926):215-218. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Inscriptions on Tomb-Stones, Private Burying Grounds, on the Santee River in Old St. Stephen's Parish S.C.: Cantey, or Stone Plantation The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Apr. 1925):113-121. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
    • "Corrections: Inscriptions on Tomb-Stones, Private Burying Grounds, on the Santee River in Old St. Stephen's Parish S.C.," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jul. 1925):182. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Parish History

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 15, St. Stephen's Parish, pages 328-331, 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. digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive; FHL Film 22657.

Parish Records

St. Stephen's Parish has a rich archive of early records including oaths, minutes, accounts, receipts, expenditures, baptisms, burials, communicants, confirmations, families, historic facts, marriages, offerings and fees. In the 1950s, they were held at the Bishop's office, St. Philip's Church, Charleston. Copies: FHL Film 22744 Items 1, 4, 8, and 9

Parish Registers

Parish registers have been abstracted:

  • Misenhelter, Jane Searles. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, St. Stephen, S.C. Including Church of the Epiphany, Upper St. John's Berkeley, and Chapel of Ease, Pineville, S.C. Columbia, S.C.: State Printing, 1977. FHL Book 975.793 K21m
Vestry Books

Vestry books have also been abstracted:

  • Porcher, Anne Allston. "Minutes of the Vestry of St. Stephen's Parish, South Carolina, 1754-1873," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 45, No. 2 (Apr. 1944):65-70; Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul. 1944):157-171; Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct. 1944):217-221; Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan. 1945):40-48; Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr. 1945):93-102. digital version at JSTOR ($); FHL Books 975.7 B2s v. 45 and 46

Websites

References