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Orangeburg County, South Carolina

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  • Lucy Yaun (1803 - 1888)
    From Born Forks of Edisto, Orangeburg Dist., SC. Wife of James Yaun b. Aug 15, 1795. Mother of six sons and three daughters.
  • James Yaun (1795 - 1875)
    From Born Forks of Edisto, Orangeburg Dist, SC. Husband of Lucy (poole) Yaun. Father of six sons and four daughters. Children of James and Lucy (Poole) Yaun: Kizziah Yawn 1823 - 1901 +Henry Brown 18...
  • Mary Jane Joyner (1839 - 1907)
    of Alfred M. Noble and Julia (MNU) Noble.Died at 67 years of age.
  • Magdalene Utsey (c.1736 - d.)
    Genealogy by Michael Utsey with Dr Kathryn Utsey
  • Mary Maria Utsey (1768 - 1826)
    with John Utsey:* Daniel Utsey 1785–Deceased * Rachael Utsey 1787–Deceased ​​* John Jacob Utsey I 1788–1870 * Samuel Utsey. 1792–Deceased * Ann Elizabeth Utsey. 1795–1857

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The county was created in 1769 and named for William III of England. At the time of European encounter, Siouan-speaking tribes, such as the Pee Dee, Cheraw and Catawba, inhabited the Piedmont area above the fall line.

The Beaver Creek Indians, the Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek, and the Pine Hill Indian Tribe are three state-recognized Native American entities located in Orangeburg County.

The Beaver Creek Indians are descendants of around thirty mixed-blood tribes that merged as a result of colonization. Most tribal members descend from Lazarus Chavis. Their tribal office is located in the town of Salley. [15]

The Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek descends from the Pee Dee Indian families who came to Orangeburg County with Chief Lewis Jones. Members of this tribe also descend from the Pee Dee riflemen who fought in the Raccoon Company during the Revolutionary War. The Pee Dee Indians who came to this area started Rocky Swamp Indian Methodist Church. Many of their ancestors, along with the Beaver Creek tribe, were sent to the Four Pine School for Indians. The Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek maintains a close relationship with their relatives in the Upstate bands and they jointly strive to preserve their culture and heritage.

The Pine Hill Indian Tribe resettled into the Pine Hill area of Orangeburg County after forced removal by the United States Government from their original land at the Congaree-Wateree River Basin in Richland County, identified in pre-colonial records as the center of Cofitachequi. Removal allowed the creation of Camp Jackson. Camp Jackson was deregulated and then reinstated as the military reservation now known as Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The Pine Hill Indian Tribe is acknowledged by the United States Government, recognized by the State of South Carolina, and is associated to the Treaty of New Echota signed by its ancestor John Fields.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Bowman
  • Branchville
  • Brookdale
  • Cope
  • Cordova
  • Edisto
  • Elloree
  • Eutawville
  • Holly Hill
  • Livingston
  • Neeses
  • North
  • Norway
  • Orangeburg (County Seat)
  • Rowesville
  • Santee
  • Springfield
  • Vance
  • Wilkinson Heights
  • Woodford

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Wikipedia

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Orangeburg County Plantations

Slaveholders of Orangeburg County

Slaveholders & Surname Matches - 1860 & 1870 census