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  • Cheraw/Chesterfield District Wills, 1750-1865 & Abstracts from the Court of Common Pleas 1823-1869

by James C. Pigg


Chesterfield County/District has long been considered one of the "black holes" South Carolina genealogical research, because most of the county records were destroyed in 1865.  Mr. Pigg has gleaned the colonial (Charleston) Wills pertaining to this area and has transcribed (not merely abstracted) these wills...The second section of this compilation includes transcriptions of wills from the Cheraw District Equity volumes (which are a part of Darlington County records) and some of which volumes are not indexed.  also included are some Chesterfield District Wills which were recorded in the neighboring Anson County, North Carolina.  Last, but certainly not least, are the Wills from the Chesterfield District court of common pleas records.  While the cases date from after 1865, the certified copies of wills used as exhibits in these cases are from an earlier time period.  Additionally, the Chesterfield County equity records (which survive beginning in 1844) have yielded copies of wills which Mr. Pigg has included in his work.  The compiler has spent many hours at the South Carolina Archives in assembling these materials, and your editor has great admiration for the time and effort spent and making this work available for researchers

 --Book review by Brent H. Holcomb, Editor and Publisher, of The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Volume XXVIII, No. 1 Winter 2000, page 58.

Soft cover, spiral bound, 169 pages, index, 8 1/2 x 11 size. Price $35.00 plus $4.00 shipping.  Please follow the "Order Form" link in the left margin to order this book.


James C. Pigg / Chesterfield County, SC Genealogical Services 
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