PEE DEE CHAPTER
SOUTH CAROLINA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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The old Records Building at the corner of Main and Godbold, on the Square beside the Courthouse was built in 1903. The fireproof building now houses the Marion County Archives and History Center.

The Pee Dee Chapter maintains its library and collections in the Marion Archives, along with the older Marion County records.


This page will describe some of the the holdings of the Pee Dee Chapter. We will post more details as time permits.


 

ARCHIVES
of the

P
EE DEE CHAPTER
South Carolina Genealogical Society

The Chapter Archives are located in the Marion Archives and History Center along with the old Marion County Records, and include:

Books, Family Files, Family Group Sheets, Charts, Newsletters, Maps.

The Chapter Library includes numerous published and unpublished family histories; the earliest volumes of the South Carolina Law Reports which include many Appeals Court and Supreme Court cases from Marion and adjoining counties; many volumes of abstracts of records of Marion and some from adjoining counties of Williamsburg, Marlboro, Florence, Darlington, and several North Carolina counties, including Bladen, Columbus and Robeson; microfiche collections, including the index to the SC Death Certificates and the W.P.A. Tombstone Inscriptions. We also have a large collection of periodicals, including the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research (SCMAR) the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, and most issues of newsletters from all the SCGS Chapters.


DISCLAIMERS & NOTICES

The research, conclusions and opinions in the various collections and holdings of the Chapter are the work of the individual researchers. The quality of the work may vary from researcher to researcher, and from file to file. The Pee Dee Chapter, SCGS and the Marion County Archives and History Center make no claim as to the accuracy or inaccuracy of any of these files, or of anyone's personal research.

Family files are donated to the Pee Dee Chapter for the specific purpose of sharing with the public. Copyright may apply in some cases, and it is strongly suggested that genealogists should become familiar with and comply with any copyright laws that might apply.



Special Donated Research Collections of:

Phillis Britton Canady

Gretchen Rowell Clark

Clifford R. Crawford

Clyde L. Haselton

Haywood A. Stanley


Microfiche Collections

W. P. A. South Carolina Tombstone Inscriptions

Index to the SC Death Certificates


Miscellaneous Collections

SCGS Chapters & Other Newsletters

Family Group Sheets

Periodicals

 


 

 


Phyllis Britton Canady
Collection

Donated by Ms. Canady through the auspices of Deryl Young. This collection consists of nine notebooks and two folders, all as organized by Ms. Canady, and containing copies of her detailed work on the Britton family of Britton's Neck. This work is carefully cited, with in-depth analysis on the Brittons and related families.

THE STUDY of the family and the bulk of the collection begins with Francis Britton (bef 1665-1731) who married Elizabeth Sealy. Ms. Canady follows the descendants of Francis, including some in the female lines; for instance, Elizabeth Britton Goddard Jenkins (1741-1806).
THERE IS a separate small notebook of correspondence with other researchers regarding the Paisley, Woodberry, Collins, Dunham, Gause and Durant families.
THERE IS also a notebook of copies of correspondence between Ms. Canady and noted historian DR. ROBERT D. BASS, whose books include Swamp Fox: The Life and Campaigns of General Francis Marion. This correspondence covers a period from 1965-1980, and provides unique insight into the development of Ms. Canady's understanding of both the Britton family, and the history of Britton's Neck. The letters from Dr. Bass are especially informative, and the two of them are truly formidable when they pool their efforts in analyzing the history of a particular tract of land, or figuring out which Brittons Neck family a stream or other geographic feature might have been named after....
DOCUMENTATION consists of a large number of copies (and analysis) of original wills, deeds, plats (especially plats), maps, photographs and much more.

 

 


 


Gretchen Rowell Clark
President, Pee Dee Chapter, 1979-1980 & 1982

Family Research Files

This is a large collection of Gretchen Clark's research material, donated to the Pee Dee Chapter Archives when Gretchen retired from research. Her files contain a wide assortment of documents such as correspondence with other researchers; family group sheets; Bible records; copies of original documents such as wills, deeds, plats and land grants; much more. The files are maintained in the order they were in when received by the Chapter Archives.
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Family files in the Gretchen R. Clark Collection:

Bass* Carter Clark Connor
DuBose Howell Le Veigne Lucas
Miller Rowell*    

*Starred items represent substantial files. In addition to the ones listed, there are a number of other folders with just one or two miscellaneous documents on various families, and there are several notebooks of family group sheets. There are also a number of miscellaneous items such as church membership lists, Bible records, etc.



 


 


Clifford R. Crawford
Collection


Family Files

This collection of research materials of Clifford Crawford contains results and notes on the research of Mr. Crawford, primarily on his Crawford family. The files are maintained in the order they were in when received by the Chapter Archives. Some of Mr. Crawford's families were from the Darlington or Old Cheraws area.
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Family files in the Clifford Crawford Collection:

Bethea Craig Crawford* Evans*
Ford* Gibson Hart Holliday
James Kolb Robeson Walsh

*Starred items represent substantial files. In addition to the ones listed, there are a number of other folders with just one or two miscellaneous documents on various families. There is also a handwritten memoir by Mr. Crawford, and there are a number of charts and other miscellaneous items.

 


 


Clyde L. Haselden
Collection

Donated posthumously by Mr. Haselden's niece, Linda Dail, through the auspices of Helen B. Moody. Mr. Haselden's research collection is stored in 5 well organized binders. They include charts and data compiled on the following families:

Allen Family Begins with William Allen (c1748-c1830) who first settled in what is now Dillon County on Bear Swamp, later at Allen's Bridge and for whom Allen's Bridge was named.
Haselden Family There are two large notebooks on the Haselden Family. They begin with Samuel Haselden (c1714-c1793) who settled first in the Wahee Neck of what is now Marion County. There are family charts, copies and transcripts of Haselden records, etc.
Roberts Family This notebook consists of a small collection of charts and other material about the Roberts family who settled on Buck Swamp.
Letters This notebook contains transcripts and reproductions of old family letters, most notably letters from Mary Beulah Allen Haselden to her son Kyle Haselden dated in the 1930s.

There is also a selection of loose documents contained in several files, associated with these and other related families.

 

 


 


Haywood A. Stanley

Author of
Sands Stanley of the Pee Dee Valley.

This is a large collection of Mr. Stanley's original research material. These files contain a wide assortment of documentation which was relied upon for the book. In addition to the family files there is also a great deal of information here regarding the compiling and sales of the book, including a hand proofed manuscript. There are numerous miscellaneous items.

These files and documents were not organized when the chapter received them, but were stored loose in a box. The papers have since been very loosely arranged into file folders, but no careful cataloging of the files has yet been done, and there are undoubtedly numerous papers in mislabeled or poorly labeled file folders.

The Pee Dee Chapter and Marion Archives has a copy of Mr. Stanley's book, Sands Stanley of the Pee Dee Valley published 1978. We also have the complementing volume Stanley Ties by James Savage Stanley, published 1982.
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Files in the Haywood A. Stanley Collection include:

Brown Family Clippings Correspondence
DAR Dickenson Family Copies of Records
Family Charts Family Group Sheets Green County, NC
Heraldry Maps Land Grants & Plats
Research Notes John Stanley Mary Dromgoole Stanley
Thompson Family    

In addition there are notebooks, miscellaneous data and records, correspondence, etc.

 

 


 


Microfiche Collections

Microfiche series in the holdings of the Pee Dee Chapter Archives.
The microfiche should be searched in person.

W. P. A. South Carolina TOMBSTONE Inscriptions: Organized alphabetically by surname; each entry includes cemetery name, county, birth & death dates.
Index to the South Carolina DEATH CERTIFICATES: 1915 - 1945
Each entry gives county, sex, date of death, age at death, and Certificate No.


 


 


Family Group Sheets

IN 1978 Mary Belle Manning Bethea published her Ancestral Key to the Pee Dee (AKPD). Some time later a second volume was contemplated, and requests were made for interested parties to send family group sheets that contained new family information. Requests were also made for corrections of errors that were made in the AKPD. Although the second volume was never completed, copies of the collected family group sheets are on file in the Pee Dee Chapter Archives. Queries have been made as to the availability of these sheets, so they have recently been indexed and counted, and the result posted here for those who might have an interest in them.

PLEASE BE ADVISED that the amount of information contained on each sheet varies greatly, as does the source material cited - often there is no citation. The name of each submitter was requested, yet many sheets do not have the submitter's name. Many of the sheets are for 20th Century families and individuals. There are also many family sheets for families that resided in other locations, such as Horry County, SC, and Robeson and Columbus Counties, NC, and in distant states - Alabama, for instance.

THE QUALITY of the work will vary from researcher to researcher, and from sheet to sheet. It has been observed that some sheets merely repeat what can be found in Sellers' History of Marion County, South Carolina and in other published works. Some may contain the results of an individual's personal research into a family. However, in some, no connection whatever to Pee Dee area families can be readily detected.

THE PEE DEE CHAPTER, SCGS and the MARION COUNTY ARCHIVES & HISTORY CENTER make no claim as to the accuracy or inaccuracy of any of these sheets, or of anyone's personal research. Nor do we have any way of knowing if any of the sheets have relevance to your own family. This is a case of "buyer beware."

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Click here for a listing of the family group sheets:

A B C D E F G H I J K L Mc M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ


 


 


NEWSLETTERS

The Pee Dee Chapter has been exchanging periodical publications with the other South Carolina chapters since our beginnings in 1977. We are pleased to make our collection of South Carolina genealogical and historical newsletters and quarterlies available to researchers at the Marion Archives.

With the exception of the index to Three Rivers Chronicle Vols. 1-17, we do not have indices to these newsletters. We cannot undertake research in them, nor can we make copies from them. Those wishing copies should contact the originating chapter or organization. SCGS Chapters offer associate memberships at a reduced price for those who are already members of another chapter. There are links to most of the chapters on the main SCGS website.
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Aiken-Barnwell News & Journal 1985 - Present
Anderson County Record 1988 - Present
Beaufort County Newsletter 1991 - 1996
Catawba - Wateree Messenger 1987 - Present
Charleston Low Country Courier 1978 - Present
Chester Bulletin 1979 - Present
Chesterfield Chronicle 1998 - Present
Columbia Chronicleer 1979 - Present
Old Darlington District Flag 1989 - Present
Dutch Fork Chapter Digest 1986 - Present
Old Edgefield District Quill 1985 - Present
Old Edgefield District - Annals of Edgefield Vol 1-15
Fairfield Chapter Newsletter 1988 - Present
Georgetown Chapter Times 1992 - 1996
Greenville Chapter Journal 1990 - Present
Greenwood Chapter Roots & Branches 1980 - Present
(Hilton Head) Heritage Library News Misc. Issues
Hilton Head Island Newsletter 1995 - Present
Laurens District Chapter Tree Climber 1986 - Present
Lexington County Genealogical Exchange 1993 - 1994
Marlborough Historic Society Misc. Issues
Old Newberry District Quarterly 1992 - Present
Orangeburg German Swiss Newsletter 1986 - 2001
Old Pendleton District Newsletter 1978 - Present
Pinckney District Quarterly 1978 - Present
St. Bartholomew Chapter: The Rice Planter 1993 - Present
Sumter County Black River Watchman 1979 - Present
Three Rivers Historical Society - Williamsburg County 1981 - Present
Piedmont Historical Society - Upper South Carolina 2001 - Present
SCGS Statewide Quarterly: The Carolina Herald 1971 - Present
SCGS Newsletter 1979 - 1989
SC Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology - Legacy Misc. Issues
   

If your organization would like to exchange newsletters, please contact us.

For back issues of the Pee Dee Queue, please see our Books for Sale page.

 


 


Periodicals

The periodicals should be consulted in person.


Carologue, publication of the Caroliniana Library
1987 - 2002 (Assorted issues)
Includes
A Guide to the Manuscript Collection of the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.

Everton's Genealogical Helper
1973 - 1997, Assorted issues

Genealogists' Handbook, Beginning Research in Great Britain
1961 - 1977 (Assorted issues)
Published in England by the London-based Society of Genealogists.

The Georgia Genealogical Magazine
1965 - 1971, Mr. Folks Huxford, editor.
Published under the Auspices of The Wiregrass
Georgia Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution

Georgia Pioneers Genealogical Magazine
1964 - 1971 / 1989, Assorted issues

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina
1985 - 1994 (Eight assorted issues)

National Genealogical Society Newsletter
1995 - 1998 (Assorted issues)

National Genealogical Society Quarterly
1952 - 1956, 1990-1997

North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal
1990 - 1998

North Carolina Genealogy
1967 - 1971 (Assorted issues)
Bi-Annual publication by W. P. Johnson, Editor.

The North Carolinian
1955 - 1966 (Large number of assorted issues.)
Edited by William Perry Johnson

South Carolina Historical Magazine
1962 - 2001 (Assorted issues, most issues are here, but there are gaps.)

South Carolina Historical Magazine - Index to Pee Dee Families
Compiled by Gretchen Rowell Clark; two handwritten binders:
Volume I
of the index covers all issues from 1900 - 1939 (I - XL).
Volume II of the index covers all issues from 1940 - 1970 (XLI - LXXI).

South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research (SCMAR)
Volumes 1 - present, complete
Edited by Brent Holcomb

Southern Queries
1991 - 1992 (2 issues)

Virginia Genealogist
1961 (one issue)

Miscellaneous Periodicals, only a few issues of each:

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Magazine
1985 / 1982 (2 issues)

Family Chronicle Magazine
2003 (Few assorted issues)

Georgia Genealogical Survey
1981 (one issue)

The Highlander
1997 / 2000 (Two issues, one is 2000 Directory)

Heritage Quest Genealogical Magazine
(one issue)

Legacy - Magazine of the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology
(Assorted issues)

National Queries
1991 (one issue)

Pee Dee Magazine
1993 / 1994 (2 issues)

Pee Dee Recorder
Miscellaneous issues

The Scottish Banner (Newspaper)
1995 (Two issues)

 



Marion County Archives and History Center

Old Records Building on the Square - Entrance on Godbold Street
101 North Main Street, Marion, South Carolina 29571
(843) 431-5024

R. Maxcy Foxworth, Jr., Archivist

Hours:
12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday

The Marion County Archives and History Center is located in the old Records Building at the corner of Main and Godbold on the Square beside the Courthouse in Marion. Built in 1903 of fireproof construction to house the offices of the Clerk of Court and the Judge of Probate, the building functioned as such until 1979. In that year those offices moved into new quarters, leaving many of the early records unattended in the old building. In 1997 an effort to establish a county archives was launched by Chapter Archivist R. Maxcy Foxworth, Jr., resulting eventually in funding being granted by County Council, and the Archives and History Center opened on 29 November 2000. All early County records, which begin in 1800, through the early 1900's are available here, along with the books, files, charts, etc. comprising the Pee Dee Chapter archives, offering a uniquely comprehensive research center.

Hours are 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.





PHOTOCOPYING

Loose documents may be copied in person at 25 cents per page; 50 cents per page if mailed;
price includes postage.

The Archivist reserves the right to determine which documents are suitable for copying.


RESEARCH

The County Archivist cannot undertake to do research in the various Chapter collections. However copies of the various family files may be requested, and an estimated price quotation will be given for copying that file. Please bear in mind that the above collections, especially the family research files, are not necessarily organized for copying, and in some cases are not well organized at all. Plans should be made to consult the files in person whenever possible.

DISCLAIMERS & NOTICES

The research, conclusions and opinions in the various collections and holdings of the Chapter are the work of the individual researchers. The quality of the work may vary from researcher to researcher, and from file to file. The Pee Dee Chapter, SCGS and the Marion County Archives and History Center make no claim as to the accuracy or inaccuracy of any of these files, or of anyone's personal research.

Family files are donated to the Pee Dee Chapter for the specific purpose of sharing with the public. Copyright may apply in some cases, and it is strongly suggested that genealogists should become familiar with and comply with any copyright laws that might apply.


DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED

We welcome donations of family files and materials. If you are wondering what to do with the research materials of a deceased family member, or where to place your own files and materials, we encourage you to consider donating your files (or copies of your files) to the Pee Dee Chapter Archives at the Marion County Archives and History Center. We can think of no better way for you to make your materials available to the genealogical community, for future generations to build on your work. Since we are a nonprofit organization, your donations to the Pee Dee Chapter may be tax deductible.



Pee Dee Chapter Officers

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Jo Church Dickerson

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