Elias Horry (c.1664 - 1736) MP

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Birthplace: Paris, France
Death: Died in Charleston, South Carolina
Occupation: Planter
Managed by: Henrik Nissen Sætness
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About Elias Horry

Elias Horry was born in 1664 in Paris, France. He died on September 25, 1736 in South Carolina and was buried in the Huguenot Church Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.

After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, when Elias was only 21, he fled to Holland. Later; he emigrated to London and then to America in 1691, settling in the region of South Carolina known then as "French Santee." Elias worked as a laborer when he first arrived, operating a whip saw at a lumber mill.

Elias bought 600 acres on 5 May 1704 on the Santee River on the south side of Wambaw Creek, nearly opposite the plantation of Daniel Huger, whose daughter he married. The eastern part of Wambaw Plantation is now "Hampton Plantation".

Elias married Margaret Huger on August 17, 1704. She was born on February 21, 1678 in La Rochelle, France and emigrated to South Carolina with her family when still a child. Margaret died in 1736.

Children of Elias Horry and wife Margaret Huger:

  • Col. Daniel Huger Horry was born in 1705 and died on September 11, 1763.
  • Elias Horry II was born on December 24, 1707 in St. James, Santee, SC. He died on 18 Dec 1783. He was buried in Echaw Churchyard, St. James Santee, South Carolina.
  • John HORRY (1709-1770)
  • Peter HORRY (1711-1739)
  • Margaret Henrietta HORRY (1713-1761)
  • Magdalen HORRY (1715-1767)
  • Henrietta HORRY (1717?- )

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Elias Horry, "the Immigrant"'s Timeline

1664
1664
Paris, France
1691
1691
- 1704
Age 27
French Santee, South Carolilna
1704
August 1704
Age 40
Craven County, South Carolina
1704
- present
Age 40
Wambaw Creek, South Carolina
1705
1705
Age 41
South Carolina
1707
December 24, 1707
Age 43
St. James Parish, Santee, South Carolina
1709
1709
Age 45
South Carolina
1711
1711
Age 47
1713
1713
Age 49
1715
1715
Age 51
South Carolina