Papers of the Richardson and Nelson families, 1765-1935.


Papers of the Richardson and Nelson families, 1765-1935.

Chiefly consisting of land papers, wills, tax receipts, and business papers from firms in Charleston and Sumter, S.C., documenting ownership and management of land and slaves, and antebellum economic activities. Also including genealogical information and corresspondence with the Murray, Bonneau, Smith, Screven and Hart families. Undated plat, for three hundred acres of land of John James documenting the Jamesville Race Course Field, the Nelson Ferry and Old Mill roads; letters, 1829, James B. Richardson with John P. Richardson, re settlement of a brother's estate including the Sand Hill land; stock certificate, 1 Jan. 1840, S.C. Canal and Railroad Company, signed by James Gadsden; stock certificate, to James M. Nelson, re five shares for construction of the Camden branch of the South Carolina Railroad Company. Family history, 16 Feb. 1935, by Mary Thomson Nelson, re family activities during the Civil War; plat, 24 Sept. 1845, Sumter District, S.C., re showing survey of 8,754 acres of land granted to John P. Richardson, certified by S.H. Boykin. Also including 4 volumes, ca. 1821-1909, diary interleaved in an 1854 almanac, including "Our Marriage Vow," 17 Feb. 1909, of Vanderhorst Guignard Nelson and Mary Thomson Richardson; and school atlas, inscribed Woodville Academy [Greenwood, S.C.], "William B. Richardson."

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Governor and Congressman in U.S. House representing South Carolina; born at Hickory Hill plantation in Clarendon County, S.C.; 1819 graduate of South Carolina College at Columbia; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fulton, S.C.; member of the S.C. House of Representatives, 1825-1833; judge of the circuit court; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by death of Richard L. Manning; reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress where he s...

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This letter signed "S. Boykin" attributed to Miller's brother-in-law, Samuel Boykin (1795-1835). In 1821, Boykin's sister, Mary Whitaker Boykin (1804-1885), married Stephen Decatur Miller (1787-1838). From the description of Letter, 1831 Feb. 9 (Sandhills, [pmk. Camden, S.C.]), to Stephen D. Miller (Stateburg, S.C.) (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 664685347 ...

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