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Old 10-05-2018, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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My maternal grandmother’s maternal grandfather Calloway (Cal for short) was born in Dorchester County in 1830. His father Joshua was born in Colleton County in 1790, and Joshua’s father Joseph was born in Orangeburg in 1759. Joseph inherited land in Dorchester County from his father Thomas. Thomas inherited it from his father Joseph. Joseph inherited it from his father John, who inherited it from his father Joseph, who accumulated it after arriving at Charleston in 1671 and living here until his death. He once owned four lots along what is now named Philadelphia Alley, as well as a lot of land on the upper peninsula. I often look over the Charleston Harbor and imagine him arriving here by ship so long ago. He had no way of knowing that someday he would have an eighth great grandson who would visualize his long journey and new life here. I love Charleston, the birthplace of my maternal roots on American soil.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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My maternal grandmother’s maternal grandfather Calloway (Cal for short) was born in Dorchester County in 1830. His father Joshua was born in Colleton County in 1790, and Joshua’s father Joseph was born in Orangeburg in 1759. Joseph inherited land in Dorchester County from his father Thomas. Thomas inherited it from his father Joseph. Joseph inherited it from his father John, who inherited it from his father Joseph, who accumulated it after arriving at Charleston in 1671 and living here until his death. He once owned four lots along what is now named Philadelphia Alley, as well as a lot of land on the upper peninsula. I often look over the Charleston Harbor and imagine him arriving here by ship so long ago. He had no way of knowing that someday he would have an eighth great grandson who would visualize his long journey and new life here. I love Charleston, the birthplace of my maternal roots on American soil.
That's awesome. I took have deep history here as two parts of my mother's family took two completely routes to arrive in America. My mom's paternal side first arrived here in the form of a British soldier in the Revolutionary War. Once they arrived on the shores of Beaufort, SC, he at some point was approached with an offer to defect from the British in exchange for land here in America. He took that offer and was granted 5000 acres in what's now Barnwell County. He became a "dirt farmer" and eeked out a living off his land. That side of the family has fought in the civil war, owned slaves, and lived a stereotypical white southern existence until present day. They still live in that area, still farm, and don't own anything of any wealth to speak of in this day and age.

My mother's maternal side were also English. They came to America in the early 1800's through James Island. They had managed a sugar plantation on is island of Barbados until civil unrest caused their workers to burn the crops and family home. They felt it was time to leave and so move to America shortly thereafter. The reasons for the revolt was due to my ancestor Giles Bowers having a child with one of the native women who worked for him. Ruth Great Beach was her name, and at the time this was very scandalous.

They spread their roots throughout James and Johns Islands, intertwining with the River's family along the way (prominent John's Island family), before settling in current day Hampton, SC.

I love history and knowing the routes and struggles of those that came before us. I spent nearly a decade studying my family tree.
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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My wifes side harkins back in SC to the revolutionary war. Her descendents were Prussian (German) soldiers hired/conscripted by England to fight the war. There was a large contingent based in Charleston. When the British lost the war, many of the Prussian soldiers did not want to return so a large group of them (with locally met wives) went inland and ended up in Little Mountain and began farming there.
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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I love family history too but my granddad came to the Philly area in 1914 as a teenager and lived there all his life as a carpenter. I came to Folly in 1983 with my 6mo old daughter. Still not considered locals but I do find myself saying ya'll occasionally.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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That's awesome. I took have deep history here as two parts of my mother's family took two completely routes to arrive in America. My mom's paternal side first arrived here in the form of a British soldier in the Revolutionary War. Once they arrived on the shores of Beaufort, SC, he at some point was approached with an offer to defect from the British in exchange for land here in America. He took that offer and was granted 5000 acres in what's now Barnwell County. He became a "dirt farmer" and eeked out a living off his land. That side of the family has fought in the civil war, owned slaves, and lived a stereotypical white southern existence until present day. They still live in that area, still farm, and don't own anything of any wealth to speak of in this day and age.

My mother's maternal side were also English. They came to America in the early 1800's through James Island. They had managed a sugar plantation on is island of Barbados until civil unrest caused their workers to burn the crops and family home. They felt it was time to leave and so move to America shortly thereafter. The reasons for the revolt was due to my ancestor Giles Bowers having a child with one of the native women who worked for him. Ruth Great Beach was her name, and at the time this was very scandalous.

They spread their roots throughout James and Johns Islands, intertwining with the River's family along the way (prominent John's Island family), before settling in current day Hampton, SC.

I love history and knowing the routes and struggles of those that came before us. I spent nearly a decade studying my family tree.
What happened to the reply button? Anyway, beautiful. My 8th GGF came here from Barbados, too. He was born in 1645 in Cornwall, England. My paternal ancestors were Virginia settlers and Kentucky fever people who ended up in southern Indiana.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I just found another Charleston family tree connection. One of my 5th great grandfathers was the first of that genealogy line to live in America, in Charleston, where he died in 1781. His people were from Germany.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Bishkek/Charleston
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Your folks found my folks already living here when they arrived, before 1670.
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Old 11-30-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Your folks found my folks already living here when they arrived, before 1670.
One of my 8th great grandmothers arrived here in 1670, and her husband, my 8th great grandfather, arrived in 1671. During your next seance, thank your folks for me, please.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Bishkek/Charleston
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One of my 8th great grandmothers arrived here in 1670, and her husband, my 8th great grandfather, arrived in 1671. During your next seance, thank your folks for me, please.
I don't think they will take that as a compliment.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I don't think they will take that as a compliment.
Forgive me. I can see what you mean, even though I did mean it as one. I don’t discount the legitimacy of seances, but that part of my comment was meant very lightheartedly and jokingly. The part about thanking them was meant more seriously, assuming you mean they were Native American, in which case I meant I’m thankful for their hospitality to the newcomers of those times since they were my ancestors.
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