Manuscript Collection

Covenanters of South Carolina Collection - Accession 208 - M92 (118)

Title

Covenanters of South Carolina Collection - Accession 208 - M92 (118)

Files

Identifier

Accession 208 - M92 (118)

Inclusive Dates

1886, ca. 1958, nd

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

35 pieces

Language

English;

Historical Note

Covenanters started their migration to North America by way of Ireland for religious, economic, and political reasons and became known as members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. There was a large number that settled in Chester District South Carolina in the mid-18th century. Many were vocal proponents of a separation from Britain during the American Revolution.

Scope and Content Note

The Covenanters of South Carolina Collections consists of a "Sketch of the Covenanters of Rocky Creek, South carolina About 1750 to 1840" by Miss Mary Elder, 1886 as dictated to her by her father Mr. Matthew Elder, Yorkville, SC. Also included is an undated genealogical sketch of William Stinson (Stevenson) (1752-1809) who was a covenanter from Rocky Creek, SC and a "History of Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church by Mrs. Frank Hicklin" that was written ca. 1958. The Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church was organized ca. 1752.

Provenance

The Covenantors of South Carolina collection were donated to the Archives on August 9, 1978 by Mrs. Mary Wade.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Covenanters of South Carolina Collection - Accession 208 - M92 (118)

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