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Old 12-09-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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I've run into a brick wall. I don't know that there is any more information online, but I hope I'm wrong.

I'm trying to pin down the Siau immigrant/progenitor of many branches of Siaus here in America. I made it as far back as this couple:

Francis Lewis Siau
born 1785 in Georgetown, South Carolina
died July 7, 1826

Elizabeth Addison Siau
born May 15, 1798 in South Carolina (city unknown)
died Oct 1, 1877 in South Carolina

The problem is figuring out who Francis' father is.

A lot of trees out there use a Lewis Siau that emmigrated from Languedoc in 1787 or so, but that just does not make sense. There is a "book" or register that exists on very old Georgetown families that references his father as being Louis Siau, but nothing more than that.

I can't presently travel to Georgetown. I did subscribe to ancestry and archives.com, but this isn't there. I have combed dozens of smaller gen sites, posted on rootsweb boards for input, searched for graves. I've read dozens of trees, looking for someone who may have turned something up.

So where else should I look? Does anyone care to try a little digging of their own?
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Were you able to find the marriage record?
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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https://www.familysearch.org/learn/w...rolina#Probate

Oh dear. Gen. Sherman's army did his dastardly deed on the land records.

The Georgetown land records for 1769-1864 have been lost.

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/w...apers_Database

The ESCN index does not include Siau. Are there any variations to look for? There is one reference to Schaw.

ESCN Surname Database - Listing of Surnames - S

There are various records on microfilm available from the Family History Library, including an index to The South Carolina Magazine for Ancestral Research.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Found this:

Elizabeth "Eliza" Addison Siau (1798 - 1877) - Find A Grave Memorial

If you have not already done so, you might contact "Sebastian" and compare notes.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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suzy, that is a great idea. I'll message Sebastian.

If I could travel, church records would probably be the way to go.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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You could maybe check to see if there is a town historian or history museum there. They might have info.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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Elizabeth was buried in the Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery:

Duncan United Methodist Church

The church was founded in 1785!

You could call and see what records they have.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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Is this Francis & Elizabeth's son? Found at www.familysearch.org

name:John Addison Siau
gender:Male
event:Christening
event date:02 Dec 1817
event place:METHODIST CHURCH,GEORGETOWN,GEORGETOWN,SOUTH CAROLINA
father's name:Francis ... Siau
mother's name:Elisa
indexing project (batch) number:C50664-1
system origin:SouthCarolina-ODM source film number:1324654

Last edited by daliowa; 12-09-2012 at 09:37 PM.. Reason: alignment
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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Have you tried The Georgetown County Historical Society?
Georgetown County Historical Society - Museum Archives
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:10 PM
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I've run into a brick wall. I don't know that there is any more information online, but I hope I'm wrong.

I'm trying to pin down the Siau immigrant/progenitor of many branches of Siaus here in America. I made it as far back as this couple:

Francis Lewis Siau
born 1785 in Georgetown, South Carolina
died July 7, 1826

Elizabeth Addison Siau
born May 15, 1798 in South Carolina (city unknown)
died Oct 1, 1877 in South Carolina

The problem is figuring out who Francis' father is.

A lot of trees out there use a Lewis Siau that emmigrated from Languedoc in 1787 or so, but that just does not make sense. There is a "book" or register that exists on very old Georgetown families that references his father as being Louis Siau, but nothing more than that.

I can't presently travel to Georgetown. I did subscribe to ancestry and archives.com, but this isn't there. I have combed dozens of smaller gen sites, posted on rootsweb boards for input, searched for graves. I've read dozens of trees, looking for someone who may have turned something up.

So where else should I look? Does anyone care to try a little digging of their own?
Have you tried the library in that area. Most libraries have a genealogy librarian and most areas also have a genealogy assn.
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