Culcheth Golightly (c.1706 - d.)

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About Culcheth Golightly

Culcheth Golightly was the son of Robert Golightly and wife Dorothy Fenwick. He was born c.1706 and was christened on November 7, 1706 at St. Nicholas Parish in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was one of seven children. His name is from his maternal grandmother, Ann Culcheth Fenwick.

He had arrived in South Carolina by January 133, when settled on St. John's Island. He later owned plantations at Horseshoe Savannah in St. Bartholomew Parish and on Charleston Neck. He was a member of the House of Representatives of South Carolina.

Culcheth Golightly married Mary Butler, the daughter of Richard Butler and the widow of Thomas Elliott. They had two daughters, Mary and Dorothy. Culcheth died in South Carolina in 1749. He left everything to his two daughters. After Culcheth's death, Mary married a third time, to Col. Henry Byrne (third marriages for both.)

Children of Culcheth Golightly and wife Mary Butler:

  • Mary Golightly, who married Maj. Benjamin Huger.
  • Dorothy Golightly, who married William Henry Drayton, member of the Continental Congress. Their son John was later the governor of South Carolina.
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