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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.  
 
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.  
  
==== Founded ====
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*Borders [[Prince_Frederick_Parish,_South_Carolina|Prince Frederick]], [[St._Davids_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. David's]], [[St._James_Santee_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. James Santee]], [[St._Johns_Berkeley_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. John's Berkeley]], [[St._Marks_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Mark's]], and [[St._Thomas_and_St._Denis_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Thomas and St. Denis]] parishes. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
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*Borders [[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick]], [[St. Davids Parish, South Carolina|St. David's]], [[St. James Santee Parish, South Carolina|St. James Santee]], [[St. Johns Berkeley Parish, South Carolina|St. John's Berkeley]], [[St. Marks Parish, South Carolina|St. Mark's]], and [[St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, South Carolina|St. Thomas and St. Denis]] parishes. 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].
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
More than 1,000 graves at the parish church cemetery are described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1055658&CScntry=4&CSst=43&CScnty=2320&CSsr=261& Find A Grave]. Includes transcripts and select photographs.
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More than 1,000 graves at the parish church cemetery are described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1055658&CScntry=4&CSst=43&CScnty=2320&CSsr=261& Find A Grave]. Includes transcripts and select photographs.  
  
 
Cemetery records for several private burial grounds within St. Stephen's Parish have been transcribed:  
 
Cemetery records for several private burial grounds within St. Stephen's Parish have been transcribed:  
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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|373834|item|disp=22744 Items 1, 4, 8, and 9}}  
 
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|373834|item|disp=22744 Items 1, 4, 8, and 9}}  
  
===== Parish Registers =====
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===== Parish Registers =====
  
 
Parish registers have been abstracted:  
 
Parish registers have been abstracted:  
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*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|204164|item|disp=FHL Book 975.793 K21m}}
 
*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|204164|item|disp=FHL Book 975.793 K21m}}
  
===== Vestry Books =====
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===== Vestry Books =====
  
 
Vestry books have also been abstracted:  
 
Vestry books have also been abstracted:  

Revision as of 23:13, 4 March 2011

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

History

St. Stephen's Parish has served Berkeley County and historic Craven County and Charles Town 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. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.

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: 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. FHL Books 975.7 B2s v. 45 and 46; digital version at JSTOR ($).

Websites

References