John Vanderhorst papers, 1774-1804 (bulk 1786-1804).


Vanderhorst, John, d. 1787. John Vanderhorst papers, 1774-1804 (bulk 1786-1804).

John Vanderhorst papers, 1774-1804 (bulk 1786-1804).

Papers consist of official and business correspondence, accounts, receipts, bonds, and estate papers of John Vanderhorst (d. 1787). A group of papers (1784-1786) pertain to John Vanderhorst in his capacity as South Carolina Secretary of State. These consist of accounts, receipts, and correspondence, including two letters from surveyor Robert Anderson at Long Cane (S.C.) regarding surveying and the South Carolina frontier. Business papers (1783-1786) include correspondence, receipts, accounts, and bonds with Richard Winn, Joshua Toomer, Alexander Gillon, and many others. Vanderhorst's estate papers (bulk 1786-1804) include bills, receipts, bonds, accounts for bonds and the sale of estate items administered by Arnoldus Vanderhorst, and an account book which has some miscellaneous entries (1774-1776) but is mostly made up of accounts (1787-1804) with the estate of John Vanderhorst (d. 1787). There are receipts from David Ramsay, Edward Rutledge, Pierce Butler, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and others. John Vanderhorst's will includes bequests to his wife Dorothy and sister Sabina Toomer.

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Vanderhorst, Dorothy Waring, d. 1786. (person)

Ramsay, David, 1749-1815 (person)

David Ramsay was born April 2, 1749 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a friend and student of the physician Benjamin Rush. After practicing medicine in Maryland for one year, he moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he immersed himself in local politics and society. He served as a member of the Charleston Council of Safety, member of the South Carolina legislature and Privy Council, Continental Congress, and United States Congre...

Rutledge, Edward, 1749-1800 (person)

Delegate to the First Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, state legislator, and governor of South Carolina, 1798-1800. From the description of Papers, 1790-1802 (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 174146355 From the description of Papers, 1790-1820. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273120 From the description of Papers, 1790-1820. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122581362 At this time, E...

Anderson, Robert, 1741-1812. (person)

Robert Anderson was the son of John and Jean Anderson. He was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1741. He came to South Carolina at the age of twenty as a surveyor. Following his marriage to Ann Thompson in Virginia on November 6, 1765, he moved permanently to South Carolina. Anderson was a member of the Second General Assembly (1776-1778) and represented the Ninety Six District in the Third through Eighth General Assemblies (1779-1790). When Pendleton County was created, he represented that el...

Toomer, Joshua, 1740-1796. (person)

Vanderhorst, John, d. 1787. (person)

St. Bartholomew Parish (S.C.) and Christ Church Parish (S.C.) land owner; S.C. state Representative and state official. John Vanderhorst was the son of William Vanderhorst (d. 1767?) and Margaret McNabney. In 1785 he wed Dorothy Waring (d. 1786), daughter of Thomas Waring (d. 1824); Vanderhorst's sister Sabina was the wife of Joshua Toomer (1740-1796). John Vanderhorst's service in the Revolutionary War earned him land grants, and he also served as a justice of the peace, incorporator of the San...

Gillon, Alexander, 1741-1794 (person)

Naval officer and U.S. representative from South Carolina. From the description of Letter of Alexander Gillon, 1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450469 ...

Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822 (person)

U.S. Senator and planter from South Carolina. From the description of Letter book [microform], 1790 Jan. 23-1794 May 7. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 25185530 Signer of Constitution. From the description of Autograph note in the third person : [Washington, D.C.?], to Mr. Nicholson, "Thursday evening." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132387 U.S. senator from South Carolina, state legislator, and public official. ...

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825 (person)

After serving as a brigadier general in the Continental Army, Pinckney held several legislative and diplomatic posts before being placed in command of all federal forces in the South during the war scare of 1798. From the description of ALS : Harper's Ferry, Va., to James McHenry, 1800 Mar. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122409546 Pinckney was a South Carolina politician, U. S. Revolutionary War veteran, and member of the U.S. Constitutional Conven...

Winn, Richard, 1750-1818 (person)

Toomer, Sabina. (person)

Vanderhorst, Arnoldus, 1748-1815 (person)

Christ Church Parish, S.C. plantation owner and politician. Among other properties, Vanderhorst owned houses in Charleston (S.C.) and a plantation on Kiawah Island (S.C.). He was elected as a state representative for his parish in 1772 and afterwards held many political offices, including Governor of South Carolina from 1794 to 1796. During the Revolutionary War Vanderhorst served as captain of a militia company stationed at Haddrell's Point (S.C.), and colonel (1782) under General Francis Mario...