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From: "Margaret Waters" <>
Subject: Re: [ORANGEBURGH_SC] Spencer BOLTON, Isaac DYKES
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 09:38:38 -0400
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>From a quick look at the census records you mentioned, I'd say that Solomon
was possibly Spencer's father. He is 45 or older in the 1810 census whereas
Spencer was 26-44. They were both living in Orange Parish at that census as
you noted. They seem to have been in the area of Middlepen Swamp at that
census, though. If you look at a modern map of Orangeburg County, Middlepen
Swamp runs parallel to US 301 going from Orangeburg to I-26.

Spencer purchased the land on Goodland Swamp from Isaac Dykes in Dec 1806
(after Solomon died???). He sold it in March 1807, though, to Jeremiah
Ainsworth, so he apparently did not stay there very long. As the census
shows, he was in Spartanburg District by 1810. Goodland Swamp flows into the
South Fork of the Edisto River just east of the town of Springfield in
Orangeburg County.

Orangeburg County lost all of its courthouse records, including deeds, in
the Civil War. The two deeds mentioned above were in the possession of a
private individual but have been microfilmed and are available at the South
Caroliniana Library in Columbia. They have also been abstracted in SC
Magazine of Ancestral Research, vol. 8, p. 137.

My opinion on where Solomon and Spencer were living at the 1810 census is
based on my mapping work with Orangeburgh District land records. I recognize
some of their near neighbors in that census as living in the vicinity of
Middlepen Swamp.

I hope this is of some help,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kay Blanton" <>
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Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 11:38 PM

I am searching for information on a Spencer Bolton. He is seen in the 1790
Census of SC
along with a Solomon Bolton at Georgetown, St Georges Parish. I am trying to
establish the relation between them. Were they father and son or brothers.
By 1800 Spencer was in Orange Orangeburg District. On Dec. 11, 1806 he sold
230 acres to Isaac Dykes. The land was Adj. Joe Cooper and bounding on
Goodland Swamp. By 1810 Spencer was living in Spartanburg District SC.
I have not found Solomon after Orangeburg, also Spencer named a son after
him. Where is
Goodland Swamp. How can I find out when it was purchased also get a copy of
that deed and when it was sold. I am searching for Spencer's two wives
names. I feel one may of died at or near Georgetown, the other in
Spartanburg District.
I would appreciate any help given.

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