Covenanters of South Carolina Collection - Accession 208 - M92 (118)
Accession 208 - M92 (118)
1886, ca. 1958, nd
Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections
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.
The Covenantors of South Carolina collection were donated to the Archives on August 9, 1978 by Mrs. Mary Wade.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Covenanters of South Carolina Collection - Accession 208 - M92 (118)". Finding Aid 189.
LC Subject Headings
Rocky Creek Reformed Presbyterian Church (Chester, S.C.); Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America; Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church; Covenanters--South Carolina; Presbyterians--South Carolina--Chester County; Chester County (S.C.)--Church history; Chester County (S.C.)--Genealogy; Stinson, William Stephenson, 1744-1809