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State of South Carolina

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  • Mary "Polly" Watson (1743 - 1827)
  • Scarberry Sarah Brannon (1763 - 1802)
    William and Scarbury, has numerous indentures working their plantation in South Carolina unlike slaves they were given a time period to work. Most of the indenture servants had contracts to work 4 year...
  • James Baskin (1770 - 1852)
  • Private William Henry Williford (c.1823 - 1864)
    William H Williford Muster Roll information Now having downloaded the Fold 3 files William H WilliAford (spelling) enlisted 26 Feb 1864 in York County, SC. He WAS present on his first Muster Roll dat...

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South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, doing so on May 23, 1788. South Carolina became the first state to vote to secede from the Union on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868.

South Carolina is the 40th most extensive and the 23rd most populous U.S. state. Its GDP as of 2013 was $183.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 3.13%. South Carolina comprises 46 counties. The capital and largest city is Columbia with a 2013 population of 133,358; the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin metropolitan area had a 2013 population of 850,965.

South Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I of England, under whose reign the English colony was first formed, with Carolus being Latin for "Charles."

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