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South Carolina Jury Lists for the Ninety-Six Judicial District - 1779

In 1778 and 1779, the Whig General Assembly of South Carolina passed legislation establishing new lists of jurors for each of the seven Judicial Districts that had previously been created by the South Carolina Royal Government in 1769.  There were two lists established for each district, one for petit juries and one for grand juries.  Legislation for six of the Judicial Districts, i. e., Charles Town, George Town, Cheraws, Camden, Beaufort and Orangeburg was passed in March 1778.  The Legislation for Ninety-Six District was passed in February 1779.

The lists for each Judicial District were further broken down by certain geographical subdivisions within the District to more precisely identify where the jurors lived.  In the case of Ninety-Six District, one of these geographical subdivisions was the "Spartan Division" which corresponded to one of the Election Districts that had been previously established in 1778; this was the Upper or Spartan Election District. The area covered by the "Spartan Division" included what are now the modern-day SC counties of Union, Cherokee and Spartanburg.

These jury lists are the closest thing available to a household census of South Carolina before the Federal Census of 1790. It should be noted, however, that not every resident of South Carolina at the time was cited in the list.  Only free white males of good reputation, who owned at least some real property in the District, were eligible for jury duty.  Also, all of these men were, at least ostensibly, of the Whig political persuasion.  By 1778-1779, most of the politically/militarily active Loyalists and Tories had been expelled from the State or driven into hiding.  Many of these people were identified in the Proclamation Lists of 1779.  This fact notwithstanding, a review of the lists reveals the names of many men who, after the British capture of Charles Town in May 1780, became active Loyalists during the 1780-1782 time frame.

The main purpose of this web site is to provide at least some historical illumination on the more notable Loyalists and Rebels who resided in the Upper Saluda or Spartan Division.  Accordingly, I reproduce the petit and grand jury lists for the Spartan Division below.  The order of the names is the same as they appear on the original hand-written lists, which are stored at the SC State Archives in Columbia.  Since the order is not alphabetical, names that appear close together on the lists probably also lived in close geographic proximity to each other.

 

Spartan Division - Grand Jury List of 117 Men

(Men who had been Loyalists or who later became Loyalists are highlighted in red; men who were active or later became active in the Rebel/Whig Cause are highlighted in blue.)

1.  James Massey

26. William Plumer

2.  William Simpson

27. Riney Below

3.  James MacKelvain

28. Barnet Coiler

4.  James Park

29. William Gordon

5.  James Tillet

30. Henry Clark

6.  Col. John Thomas

31. William Golightly

7.  Alexander Foster

32. William Rodgers

8.  Daniel Shaw

33. William McClelan

9.  Daniel Jackson

34. John Ridingman

10. Samuel Jackson

35. Joseph Buffington

11. Thomas Jackson

36. Daniel Hagton

12. William Patton

37. Elias Hollinsworth

13. William Lee

38. William Farr

14. James Gibbes

39. James Hammet

15. Hugh Means

40. Patrick Robertson

16. John Thompson

41. William Wofford

17. Robert Faris

42. Enoch Hollinsworth

18. William Means

43. Amuel Fincher

19. Robert Harris

44. Col. William Wofford

20. Daniel Plumer

45. Jonathan Parker

21. John Pinckston

46. James Varnen

22. Jermiah Dutton

47. Col. Thomas Fletchall

23. Giles Connel

48. John Boggan

24. Daniel Bush

49. Thomas Ryan

25. George Goodwin

50. Isaac Gregory

 

51.  John Gregory

76.  George Potts

52.  Thomas Blassingham

77.  William Hughes

53.  John Salter

78.  Edward Nixon

54.  James Hill

79.  Daniel McKee

55.  William Hill

80.  Jacob Cooper

56.  John Taylor

81.  William Tate

57.  James Hawkins

82.  James Mayberry

58.  George Linam

83.  John Grindall

59.  John Johnston

84.  Samuel Littlejohn

60.  James Anesworth

85.  John Foster

61.  John Goodwin

86.  Thomas Driper

62.  Jonathan Cain

87.  Robert Coleman

63.  Thomas Smith

88.  James Steene

64.  Walter Roberts

89.  Daniel McClearing

65.  Hezekiah Gentry

90.  John Elliott

66.  Gavin Gordon

91.  Adam Potter

67.  Samuel Otterson

92.  James Martin

68.  Edward McNeal

93.  David George

69.  David Hudson

94.  Nathan Grimes

70.  Richard Cruse

95.  Vardry McBee

71.  James Thomas

96.  Richard Hughes

72.  Daniel Thomas

97.  Alexander McDougal

73.  John Mayfield

98.  John Campbell

74.  Turner Roundtree

99.  John Townsend

75.  Richardson Roundtree

100. William Coleman

 

101.  Robert Moore

110.  John Pritchard

102.  Hugh Moore

111.  Zacharias Gibbes

103.  Christopher Coleman

112.  John Journey

104.  Nathaniel Jefferies

113.  John Nuckolls

105.  Curtis Caldwell

114.  John Cunningham

106.  James Johnston

115.  John Steen

107.  Zachariah Bullock

116.  Littleton Mapp

108.  John Anderson

117.  John Clark

109.  John Hope

 

 

Spartan Division - Petit Jury List of 351 Men

(Men who are known to have been Loyalists or who later became Loyalists are highlighted in red; ; men who are known to have been active or who later became active in the Rebel/Whig Cause are highlighted in blue.)

 

1.  James Mayes 26. Joseph Davidson
2.  William Simpson 27. Andrew Mayes
3.  James Mekelvain 28. John Smith
4.  James Park 29. Daniel Plumer
5.  James Tillet 30. John Pinkston
6.  Col. John Thomas 31. Jeremiah Dutton
7.  Andrew Foster 32. Giles Connel
8.  Daniel Shaw 33. Daniel Busk
9.  Samuel Thompson 34. William Simons
10. Daniel Jackson 35. George Goodwin
11. Samuel Jackson 36. William Plumer
12. Thomas Jackson 37. Riney Below
13. William Patton 38. Richard Powell
14. William Lee 39. Barnet Coiler
15. Joseph Breed 40. Joseph Nisbett
16. James Gibbes 41. William Gordon
17. John Shanes 42. Henry Clark
18. Shanes Golightly 43. William Golightly
19. Moses Foster 44. John Smith
20. William Foster 45. Samuel Bird
21. Jesse Conel 46. Edward Bikett
22. Hugh Means 47. John Davison
23. Robert Harris 48. William Rodgers
24. Edward Denny 49. Samuel Simpson
25. Richard Ley 50. William McClelan

 

51.  Philip Gibbes 76.  Charles Jones
52.  John Ridingham 77.  John Hield
53.  Joseph Buffington 78.  William Hield
54.  Jeph Hollinsworth 79.  Zachariah Stedham
55.  Zachariah Istes 80.  Patrick Burk
56.  Daniel Hagton 81.  Henry Traveler
57.  David Cook 82.  George Harlin
58.  Charles James 83.  Aaron Harlin
59.  Elias Hollensworth 84.  Col. Thomas Fletchall
60.  William Tarr 85.  John Boggan
61.  James Hammett 86.  Thomas Ryan
62.  Benjamin Mehanne 87.  Obediah Howard
63.  Handcock Smith 88.  Isaac Fraser
64.  Patrick Robertson 89.  Thomas Springer
65.  William Wofford 90.  Hugh Nelson
66.  Thomas Cocks 91.  Isaac Gregory
67.  Henry Millhouse 92.  John Gregory
68.  John Hawkins 93.  Thomas Blassingham
69.  William Hawkins 94.  Benjamin Gregory
70.  Enoch Hollensworth 95.  John Salter
71.  John Coak 96.  James Hill
72.  Amuel Fincher 97.  William Hardwick
73.  Col. William Wofford 98.  Abner Mayes
74.  Jonathan Parker 99.  William Hill
75.  James Varnen 100. John Taylor

 

101.  Robert Gregory 126.  Avery Breed
102.  James Hawkins 127.  William Bond
103.  William Savage 128.  James Orr
104.  David Harris 129.  James Jolly
105.  George Linam 130.  Walter Roberts
106.  John Johnston 131.  Dudley Pruett
107.  Thomas Melone 132.  Jones Little
108.  Thomas Tramel 133.  Hezekiah Gentry
109.  John McPherson 134.  Richard Anderson
110.  Francis Possey 135.  Samuel Furlow
111.  James Anesworth 136.  Gabriel Brown
112.  John Goodwin 137.  George Little
113.  William Moore 138.  John Little
114.  James Martin 139.  James Benson
115.  Jonathan Cain 140.  Gavan Gordon
116.  William Browning 141.  William Rogers
117.  George Crossly 142.  Robert Wilson
118.  Evan Thomas 143.  Samuel Otterson
119.  Richard Barrett 144.  John Hughley
120.  James Gray 145.  Joseph Robinson (Gunsmith)
121.  Thomas Rhoden 146.  David Pruett
122.  Robert Rodgers 147.  Edward McNeal
123.  William Wood 148.  Gabriel Brown, Jr.
124.  Walter Homes 149.  Jacob Hammond
125.  Thomas Smith 150.  Michael Lee

 

151.  David Hudson 176.  John Kennedy
152.  Richard Crise 177.  Joshua Laton
153.  Jacob Powell 178.  Edward Biddy
154.  Jonathan Croak 179.  Philip Bryan
155.  Henry Long 180.  John Towns
156.  William Harmon 181.  Turner Roundtree
157.  Benjamin Woodson 182.  George Potts
158.  Joseph Little 183.  William Hughes
159.  William Teter 184.  Thomas Biddy
160.  James Bogan 185.  Jesse Vincent
161.  Joseph Bolson 186.  John Palmer
162.  Daniel Trammel 187.  Edward Nixon
163.  James Thomas 188.  Henry Penny
164.  William Wright 189.  Daniel McKee
165.  Daniel Thomas 190.  John Martin
166.  Shadrach Landtrys 191.  Jesse Young
167.  Jonathan Postan 192.  William Michel
168.  John White 193.  Jacob Cooper
169.  Joseph Bates 194.  Thomas Green
170.  Thomas Laton 195.  John Hayes
171.  James Palmer 196.  Samuel McJunkin
172.  Thomas Williams 197.  Joseph McJunkin
173.  Ellis Palmer 198.  Isaac Hawkins
174.  John Mayfield 199.  William Tate
175.  George Earnest 200.  Jesse Tate

 

201.  John Taggart 226.  John McMillen
202.  Thomas Cook 227.  Tobias Petteet
203.  James Mayberry 228.  Peter Pettypools
204.  Giles Dewberry 229.  James Steen
205.  John Grindal 230.  John Portman
206.  Joseph Collins 231.  Daniel McClearing
207.  Moses Collins 232.  John Elliott
208.  Samuel Littlejohn 233.  David Hembre
209.  John Scroggs 234.  Adam Potter
210.  John Foster 235.  Lewis Aiken
211.  Daniel Kissock 236.  Stephen Jones
212.  William Scison 237.  James Fanning
213.  Joshua Mickam 238.  William Steen
214.  John Shipley 239.  Elijah Wells
215.  Charles Littlejohn 240.  Charles Brandon
216.  Thomas King 241.  James Martin
217.  Reuben Favours 242.  David George
218.  Thomas Driper 243.  Nathan Grimes
219.  Robert Coleman 244.  Vardry McBee
220.  William Grant 245.  Jacob Paulk
221.  William Cain 246.  William Orr
222.  Joel Farmer 247.  Richard Hughes
223.  Randel Hames 248.  William Sharp
224.  Christian Weedingman 249.  Esquire Brown
225.  John Bailey 250.  Robert Smith

 

251.  Joseph Jolley 276.  Samuel Smith
252.  William Morgan 277.  John Jones
253.  Edward Insco 278.  Charles Thomas
254.  William Kennedy 279.  Peter Howard
255.  Richard Addis 280.  Gabriel Patrick
256.  Alexander McDoogle 281.  Nicholas Curry
257.  John Campbell 282.  William Smith
258.  James Moorhead 283.  Jacob Green
259.  John Townsend 284.  John Heany
260.  James Parnell 285.  Robert Moore
261.  John Pearson 286.  Hugh Moore
262.  Robert Bishop 287.  Patrick Moore
263.  James Campbell 288.  William Sanders
264.  Richard Brandon 289.  John Moorhead
265.  John Brandon 290.  William Welkin
266.  Thomas Brandon 291.  Christopher Coleman
267.  Adam McCord 292.  Nathaniel Jefferies
268.  William Clark 293.  Robert Nelton
269.  John Chandler 294.  Hugh Warren
270.  William Coleman 295.  Henry Twitty
271.  Richard Hawkins 296.  David Allen
272.  William McRun 297.  Henry Clark
273.  William Jolley 298.  Curtis Caldwell
274.  Abner Coleman 299.  James Johnston
275.  William Spears 300.  Adam Goudalock

 

301.  James Phillips 326.  Joseph Jolly
302.  William Jones 327.  John Moseley
303.  Thomas Wilton 328.  Richard Kelly
304.  Francis McLemarr 329.  James Brown
305.  Peter Patterson 330.  John Liles
306.  Thomas Dean 331.  Isaac Parker
307.  Zachariah Bullock 332.  William Gillam
308.  John Anderson 333.  John Nuckolls
309.  George Marchbanks 334.  Mathew Robinson
310.  Lawrence Eastwood 335.  Peter Akin
311.  John Hope 336.  Hugh Horton
312.  John Prichard 337.  Moses Qualls
313.  William Marchbanks 338.  George Bayley
314.  Hugh Queen 339.  John Thompson
315.  Nathaniel Robinson 340.  Francis Lattimer
316.  Jonathan Gilky 341.  John Davison
317.  John Johnston 342.  John Cunningham
318.  William Safford, Sr. 343.  John Steen
319.  James Fordren 344.  Littleton Mapp
320.  Zacharias Gibbs 345.  Joseph Guyton
321.  Joseph Buckfield 346.  John McWhortie
322.  George Turner 347.  George McWhortie
323.  Edmond Kennedy 348.  Ely Cooke
324.  William Barnes 349.  John Wilson
325.  John Journey 350.  Nathan Hawkins
  351.  John Clark