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|Birth||Abt 1740||White Plains, Brunswick County, Virginia|
|HIST||It is believed that Eusebius Stone came from Virginia to South Carolina before 1770 and died before 1790. Eusebius Stone was clearly in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War time period due to the 1775 militia records found for him in South Carolina (see below). Eusebius is also listed in William Murrell's Camden District Tax List of 1785 as owning 150 acres of land in the Camden District. In 1786, he was granted 640 acres of land in Camden District, probably for his service in the war. In 1789, Eusebius sells 200 acres of his grant land to Dorcas Helton. He signs the deed so he is still alive at this time. He does not appear in the 1790 census. And in 1791, his wife (widow?) and son James sell more of his grant land. Eusebius is probably dead by this time, i.e., between 1789 and 1792. Family tradition says that after Eusebius died, his children fought over the land. They finally sold all of it and moved out west sometime around 1800.|
Eucebius Stone lived on Nasty Branch near Privateer, Sumter County, SC. It is south of Sumter City, the Seaboard Railway line crosses it just west of US Hwy 15. Nasty Branch runs right back of Bethel Baptist Church.
George Brown stated that Eusebius was buried at the old Osteen Place. I have several reasons to believe that this was the Weston-Osteen Cemetery. There were as many as 20 burials here but only three markers have survivied. They are thought to have been distroyed when the area was logged. To get to the cemetery, travel from Sumter on Hwy. 378 East, go for approximately 5 miles from the center of town. Turn left on Simpson Rd., Rd. #948, the cemetery is located approximately .5 miles down Simpson Rd. and 200 yards to the right, behind Thomas Jackson home. The drawing on page 207 of "History of Sumter County" by Gregorie of the Jonathan Weston farm indicates the location of the cemetery. (Thomas Jackson's mother was Cecilia Stone, daughter of Eusebius Stone, Eusebius was his grandfather.) The three marked graves remaining are those of Sarah E. McGrew, b. Apr. 25, 1850, d. Jan. 1, 1901, Lawrence M. Rembert, b. Oct. 23 1841, d. June 11, 1906, and Mrs. Minerva J. Rembert, b. July 20, 1812, d. Sept. 29, 1896.
Index to Revolutionary War Service Records, Vol. IV, S-Z: "Sabe, Pvt. in Singleton's Troops of Light Horse in SC". (Also, there is a William Stone listed as a Captain in the 1st. SC Reg't.; Goerge Stone, Pvt, 3rd SC Reg't; Benjamin Stone, Pvt, and Sgt., in 2nd SC Regt.; Nicholas Stone, Pvt & Fifer in Livingston's Bttn of Cont. Troops; Ruben & Rubin, Pvt, 6th & 1st SC Reg't.; Nicholas C. Stone, applicant, Celia Stone, WC-5332, serv. Capt. Crunk's Co., TN Mil.)
LAND GRANT, Vol 13 Page 173 Class 01LG1786
A Land Grant from the State of South Carolina to Eusebea Stone......" in consideration of Fourteen Pounds Eighteen Shillings of pd Sterling Money paid by Eusebea Stone, into the Treasury for the use of this State, We have granted, and by these Presents do grant unto the said Eusebea Stone his Heirs and Assigns, a Plantation or Tract of Land, containing Six hundred and Forty Acres Situate in the District of Camden on Nasty Branch Waters of Black River." Signed 7th August 1786 by Governor Moultrie of South Carolina.
(This land was laid out in August, 1786. Eusebea neighbors included Thomas Odils and Josiah Furman).
Transcribed by Lonne Stone Heath
From South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Page 184 & 184
We The Subscribers Whose Names Are here Under Writen do Volluntarely list & In roll Our Selves In A Vallanteer Company of Horse to be Commanded by Capt Mathew Singleton Isham Moore John Singleton In the Parrish of St Marks subject to the resolves of the General Provinsial Congress & the Counsell of Safety for the service of the Collinies Purely to Acct. within this Colony & to be ready Upon Any & Every Emergency when thereunto Cauled by the Counselkl of Safety and do hreby bind Our Selves in A band by all the Ties of religion & honour to be furm in Our duty to Our Officers and Agree Willingly And Uanumasly to be Subjext to the Acct. for Mutiny & desursion As Other Companies in like Surcomstances are so far to be Tried by Our Own Officers of ridgment & Companies to Which We belong In Witness Whereof We have hereunto set Our hands this 26th day of August 1775
William Williams Joseph Rodgers Mattw Singleton
Charles Brunson Jas McCormick John James *
Mathew Brunson Zachariah Howell * Isham Moore
John Malone _____________ * Joseph Hill
Edward Lane Henry Wheeler William Brunson
John Foster Willis Ramsey Jacob Chambers
Joseph Singleton Billinton Taylor Daniel Jinnings
William O'Harrow Robert Fleming Peter Matthewes
Francis Martin Thomas Jackson Jno Singleton
Thomas Wells Drury Fletcher James Farmer
Josiah Gayle Junr Jesse Temple
Edward Hill Caleb Gayle
Samuel D Witt Sam Tynes
Sabe Stone Rich Wills
Epheram Pettypool Junr
Henry Hannsworth *
James Allen *
* These names are scratched out.
Transcribed by Lonne Stone Heath
From the private collection of A. S. Salley, Jr. (The Sunday news, Charleston, SC, March 12, 1899):
(Col Richard Richardson to the Council of Safety)
From the SC Historical and Genealogical Magazine, page 262, #1901:
The Honorable Council of Safety Chas Town -
Mr. Isham Moore first Lieut of Capt Matt Singletons Company, Troops of Light horse; wait on You, by whom I transmit the Return made to Me by Capt Singleton. They were Embodied sometime before I was call'd out by the Hon Mr Drayton; and was on Service at their Own Expence the time Specified in the Inclosed Return: You will no Doubt make such provission for the Return as are agreeable to the Resolutions and if the Officers and Company meet with Your Approbation will Comission them Accordingly - I shall take the Liberty of Transmitting Such Other Returns of Some other Troop of Light horse and militia as Make Returns to me; the Expence Upon the Whole will be Very Trifileing - I have Honour to be. Gentlemen Your Most Obedient Hble Serv. Rich'd. Richardson
Council of Safety } St. Marks 7th Oct 1775
Endorsed: Collo. Richardson
7th October 1775
Reed 12th & offered
Read the 13th & Answíd. 93
(The accompanying return.)
A true Roll of the Company or Troop of Light-Horse Embodied under the Command of Captain Matthew Singleton, of Saint Mark's Parish, on the High Hills of Santee, which was Out on the Provincial Service of South Carolina: under the Command of Colonel Richard Richardson: Commencing the 13th day of September 1775; and Discharged the 22nd Day of the said Instant.
Isham Moore(lieut) Wm. Brunson James McCormack
John Singleton(lieut) Peter Matthews Zack Harrel
Joseph Hill (srgt) Jesse Temples Josiah Wheet
Caleb Gayle (srgt) Alexr. Holliday Issac Jackson
Richd. Wells..Drumr. Ephraim Poole Thos. Jackson
Thos. Morget Jacob Brigman Drewry Fletcher
Josiah Gayle Charles Goodwin Edd. Hill
Willis Ramsey Henry Wheeler Samuel Devise
Richd. Harvin Hope Ridgway Sabe Stone
Saml. Tines James Allen Thomas Neil
Robt. Tines Joseph Rogers David Neil
The above return of Two Lieutenants Two Sergeants one Drum and Twenty Eight Privates- Capt. Mat Singleton made oath to be just & True 27th Sept 1775 before Wm. Richardson J P
Endorsed: Capt. M. Singleton's
Company of Horse
DISTRICT EASTWARD OF THE WATEREE
Return of William Murrell
The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research:
This district apparently was a tax district lying within and part of the judicial district of Camden. As with the foregoing list, Murrell's Return was only one of several (see p. 172) from the area. The first number after each name is acres, the second is Negroes owned, and the third number is carriages. This return was sworn on Sept. 1, 1785.
John Wheler 1320-16-1
Thomas Neal 300-9
Jacob Dees 200-
James McCormick 350-9
Henry Wheler 400-6
William Graham 500-19
Isaac Lenoir 300-4
Josiah & Rich'd Furman for Estate of Wood Furman 3500-14
Josiah Furman for self 400-
Richard Furman -3
Robert Lewis -21
Abraham Petipool 450-6
John Barden 225-
Austin Spears 350-
David Neal -2
Thomas Odill 150-
Robert Dearington 1400-21
Simon Dees 150-
Samuel Tynes 100-4
Moel Vanghan 200-1
Peter Brunson -2
John Malone -4
John Jennings 375-10
Henry Vaughan 400-5
John Harris 200-
Nathaniel Bradford 150-11
Adam Fowler Brisbane 4319-89
Matthew Paterson -7
Frederick Atkinson 400-5
Haberd Rees 700-14
Anthony Lee 300-6
Abijah Rembert 300-12
Heli Howard 300-5
John Wesberry 200-3
John Bradford 280-9
John Bacon -35
Thomas Bacon -44
Peter Winn 0-47-1 (riding) chair
Thomas Sumter 6700-39
William Wright 225-6
Martha James 600-23
Alexander Campbell 50-5 Dead
David Neilson 650-11
Caleb Gayle -5
William Hampton 400-10
John Winn 0-18-1 (riding) chair
John James Senr 1600-24 Dead
Levina Tynes 100-5 Married to Ambrose Gayle
Josiah Gayle 230-9
Asberry Sylvester 150-10
John Wooderson -6 Dead
William Dinkins 150-15
Lucy Featherston -3
John Wright -5
Thomas Wright 204-7
Richard Rogers(?) -7
David Rogers -1
Daniel Holladay 521-9
Peter Provost -2
Thomas Horsey -1 Moved to Charleston
Leonard Powell -2
David Reynolds 1045-14
Charles Sparm 572-7
George Joor 463-20-1
William Bracey 558-31-1
Philip Petipool -1
Jesse Nettles 200-
Ann Singleton 150-11
Jeriah Terry -1
Henry Haynesworth 750-8
Fielding Woodrood 1000-12-2
John Roberts 150
Ishan Rees for self & Edwin Rees's Estate -5
Thomas Giddens 250-
Eusebius Stone 150- <-------------------------------------
Solomon Thomson -1
Parker Pearce -1
Peter Mellet 990-29
Nathan Maples 100
William Barden 225-2
John Holladay 124-2
James Brunson 150-9
Sarah Howard 475-14
John Green 200
John Teasdale 350-5
Charles Brunson 322-12
John Ricks 300-6
Isaac Brunson 100-4
Burrall Brown 100-2
William Rees 950-1
William Murrell 100 on Little Lynches Creek, one unimproved lot in the village of Camden
The several notations of persons who were dead, married, or removed presumably were added between the 1783 collection of taxes and Murrell's final compilation of his return in 1785.
The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Volume VI
Number 3, Summer, 1978
Some Claremont and Sumter Deeds
The following are abstracts from copies of deeds supplied to the editor by Mr. and Mrs. Jamie W. Stone, Columbia, SC. None of these are known to be extant in the recorded copies, these being copies of original deeds. The records of Claremont County perished in the Sumter Court House fire, 27 November 1801. For that reason the recorded copies of the Claremont deeds below are not extant. Apparently, the Sumter deeds below simply were never recorded. Any such deeds would be of interest to your editor and would be a worthy contribution.
23 & 24 August 1789, Eusabeus Stone of Clarmont County to Dorcas Helton (Hilton?) of same for £ 10 sterling 200 acres in Camden District on Nasty branch, part of a grant to sd. Stone 7 August 1786.
Eusabeus Stone (??)
Wit: Solomon Thomson
Recorded in Book D No 4, page 297-299 on the 20th day of March 1797.
John Horan, Clk Ct.
State of South Carolina, 9 & 10 February 1792, Isaac Jackson of Cleare Mount County in Camden District to Seeny Stone and James Stone, (lease s10, release £ 5 sterling) 140 acres on East side of Nasty branch, water of Black River in Cleare Mount County and is part of a tract containing 640 acres granted to Eusebea Stone by William Moultrie, Esq. and is recorded in Grant Book MMMM and page 173 under the hand of John Vanderllo [Vanderhorst?].
Wit: Thos Kolb
Isaac Jackson (Seal)
Proved by Thomas Kolb in Claremount County, 27 July 1792, before Jesse Nettles, J. P.
Claremount County: Recorded in Book No 3, page 273 on the 13th February 1794.
John Horan, Clerk Ct.
State of South Carolina, Sumter District: Isaac Jackson of Clarendon County, for £ 10 sterling to Jacob Osteen, 100 acres, part of 640 acres granted to Eusebee Stone, 7 August 1786. dated 12 Nov 1801.
Isaac Jackson (Seal),
Wit: Isaac Giddins
Proved before James Richbourgh by Isaac Gidins, 1 December 1801.
South Carolina: Jacob Osteen of Clearmount County, Sumter District, for 800 sterling to William Philips of same. 425 acres on Nasty branch, waters of Black River, part of a grant by Gov. Moultrie, 7 August 1786. dated 7 Nov 1807.
Jacob (??) Osteen
Darkes (X) Osteen relinquished dower.
Wit: Moses Giddens
Proved by Moses Giddens, 23 January 1808 before Jesse Nettles, J. P.
Darkes Osteen X relinquishes dower
Proved by Moses Giddings 23 of Jan. 1808
wit. Jesses Nettles
South Carolina, Clearmount County, Sumter District, Seenay Stone and James Stone for £ 3 sterling to Jacob Osteen, part of 640 acres granted to Eusebius Stone, 7 August 1786. dated 10 Nov 1807.
Seeny (her + mark) Stone
Wit: James Weeks
Proved 30 April 1808 by Tyree Jackson, James Stone (Seal)
Clauds. Richbourg, J. P.
Below is a Sabe Stone listed as a taxpayer in Hanover Co., VA in 1794. Could this be the same Sabe? Or could it be his son?
Hanover County, VA, St. Paul's Parrish, Taxpayers List, page 115:
"Sabe Stone 1794 - 95 01"
"Sam Stone - Free Negro 1812-15 010"
"Stephen Stone 1782-84 5412; 1785 - Petitioner 7514"
Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800
DEED BOOK D 1742-1751
Dec. 19, 1746. Thomas Chew of St. Thomas Par., Orange Co., Gent., and Martha, his wife, to John Penn of Drysdale Par., Caroline Co. £25 curr. 307 a. in Spts. Co., on south Branches of Mattapony, called Lewis' River. John Ray, Joseph Hoomes, Eusebius Stone, Augustin Muse, Moses Penn. June 2, 1747.
Decr. 19, 1746. Thomas Chew of St. Thomas Par., Orange Co., Gent., and Martha, his wife, to George Penn of Drysdale Par., Caroline Co. £20 curr. 307 a. in Spts. Co., on south Branches of Mattapony, called Lewis' River. John Ray, Joseph Hoomes, Eusebius Stone, Augustin Muse, Moses Penn. June 2, 1747.
Early Records of Georgia vol1 and 2
Author: Grace Gillam Davidson
Call Number: F292.W7D384x
This book contains early records of Wilkes County Georgia.
STONE, JOHN dec'd. Agreement of heirs, Dec. 17, 1806 viz, Jas. Stone, Ansel Cunningham and Drury Stovall to divide the est among themselves which the death of Millender Stone wid and relict of said John Stone warrants according to the will, and also the profits arising from the est of Eusebius Stone, dec'd by virtue of his will. John Wynn and Wm. Willis, test.
The Eusebea Stone tract was located with Nasty Branch flowing through it, a little south and west of the point where Red Oak Branch flows into Bush Branch, making Bethel Creek which flows into Nasty Branch. Is that clear? The tract would have been a bit south of where Furman High School is located.
Nasty Branch is in Sumter County, off of Hwy US 15 on Bethel Church Road. Nasty Branch runs right back of Bethel Baptist Church.
Probably it is on your map - the term "waters of Black River" is rather confusing; it just means that the waters of the Branch ultimately end up there, so to speak. Nasty Branch is south of Sumter city - my map shows that the Seaboard Railway line crosses it just west of US Hwy 15; near Bethel Church.
Scape Ore is short for escaped whore.....I am at home so do not have the complete story....maps show it today and signs on the road show it as "Scape Ore"........think the story was that there was a tavern near this stream and swamp and that authorities raided it as there was prostitution there (I heard that this occurred during the Revolutionary War. The prostitutes frequented that area because of the soldiers.) ...the woman involved escaped into the nearby swamp....giving this stream the name of "escaped whore"....which became "scape ore"......I have not heard if she was ever found.....however....isn't this the same place where "lizard man" resided and came out one night and terrified a young black man.....story was picked up on national news and Bishopville and Sheriff Liston Baily became worldwide known names for a few weeks....I even had a lizard man T-shirt....maybe Lizard man knew of the "scape ore"??????
on another subject....think Boots Branch is a stream that empties into nasty branch....Nasty Branch was called that as a lady fell from either a horse or buggy and got all muddy......she said "Oh---What a nasty branch" The sheriff in my previous message was identified as Liston Bailey.....(Liston Bailey is long time friend)...thnk the correct name of the sheriff in the Lizard man case is Liston Truesdale.....corrections and addtional information are welcome........incidently....I have never been
able to find the "Rocky Bluff" in Rocky Bluff swamp.....but this area has a good many stones...... (Mayor Bubba McElveen)
The Eusebea Stone tract was located with Nasty Branch flowing through it, a little south and west of the point where Red Oak Branch flows into Bush Branch, making Bethel Creek which flows into Nasty Branch. Is that clear? You can get very detailed maps from the USGS for a small fee ($4-5); this area map is called the Privateer Quadrangle (SC)There do not seem to be a lot of landmarks nearby; the tract would have been a bit south of where Furman High School is located. Maybe someone who lives in the area could give some current directions.(Mayorbubba, are you listening?) I am trying to figure out how to post a listing of the grants and deeds I have plotted to the list. Remember that I am no expert in Sumter
County (have never actually been there) but worked on these in hopes light would be shed on my specific ancestors, Shadrach Rogers and William Nelson West. So the area I have worked on is VERY limited -
Here is a table of the deeds and grants I have plotted. Not all have been exactly placed as yet. Also the names of the grantors are truncated in the table - eg, Hezekiah Nettles. SC as the grantor means the item is a grant. Happy to discuss further with anyone interested. I am using Deedmapper and I will try to post the whole thing to their website for anyone else who is using DM to work on deeds in the Nasty Branch area.
Item Dat Frm To Re
1 11 Sep 1784 SC Samuel Chapman 640 A, D of Camd
2 25 Aug 1818 Shadrach Ro Thomas Davis 800 A
3 25 Aug 1818 Shadrach Ro Thomas Davis 800 A
4 20 Nov 1819 Hezekiah Nettles Caleb C. Lenard 415 A in fork of
5 20 Nov 1819 Hezekiah Nettles Caleb C. Lenard 415 A in fork of
6 01 Sep 1784 SC Hugh Norton 100 A
7 03 Mar 1786 SC Josiah Furman 1300 A [1335.8]
8 14 Nov 1784 SC John China 200 A
9 09 Sep 1784 SC James Newton 640 A
10 11 Sep 1784 SC John Perry 200 A
11 03 Mar 1786 SC Josiah Furman 2000 A
12 02 mar 1786 SC Thomas Odle 300 A
13 17 Mar 1786 SC Charles LeBrett 400 A
14 05 May 1786 SC Richard Harvin 300 A
15 27 Jan 1789 SC John China 654A
16 16 Oct 1784 SC Thomas Jackson 100A
17 08 Jul 1784 SC Jesse Nettles 150A
18 29 Sep 1786 SC Richard Harvin 500A
19 12 Jul 1785 SC Samuel Hilton 640A
20 20 Oct 1819 Jacob Elmore Capt. Spencer Wi 1034 and 111A
21 24 Nov 1795 SC Thomas Osteen 220 A
22 25 Nov 1796 SC Jacob Osteen 225 A
23 08 Oct 1804 Jacob Elmore John China 227 A
24 08 Oct 1804 Jacob Elmore John China 137 A
25 24 May 1787 SC Richard Richardson 640A
26 16 Sep 1799 Richard Richardson Shadrach Rogers 300A
27 10 Jul 1784 SC Cummins Steward 640A [734.4A]
28 09 Dec 1807 Jacob Elmore Elisha Rogers 135A
29 22 Dec 1808 Jacob Elmore William West 92A
30 01 Oct 1795 SC Thomas Odle 200A
31 27 Jul 1784 SC William Bevins 200A
32 15 Oct 1784 SC Thomas Compton 100A
33 02 Jan 1786 SC Seth Pette Pool 640A
34 19 Jan 1808 Jacob Elmore Jacob Osteen 400A
35 17 Mar 1813 SC Abel Sheriff 119A
36 30 Nov 1804 Abraham Pette Poole Wm Bracy 168A [98.4A]
37 02 Apr 1807 Caleb Gayle Wiley Gunter 181A [179.6A]
38 14 Apr 1802 Isaac Jackson Abraham Giddens 123A [122.5A]
39 16 Sep 1809 John China Willis Ramsey 525A
40 1 Sep 1809 John China Joseph Pack 1095A, part of g
41 27 Dec 1809 Andrew Crom Thomas Compton 50A, part of gr
42 17 Aug 1785 SC Eusebea Stone 640A
43 14 Aug 1775 SC Matthew Singleto 4000A [4220.1A]
44 13 Oct 1784 SC Joshua Hodges 200A
45 12 Dec 1804 Jacob/Patie Jesse Rhay 212A
Proposed Change: Eusebius STONE, Sr. (I23369)
Tree: Singleton and Related Families
i have received your e-mail about eusebius stone from Va. his father was john stone who was born in staffordshire U.K.. He came to America where he married Mary O'Brissel whose father or grandfather was named eusebius and came from Ireland. he had ( eusebius had more children according to my records. i have traced john stone as far back as 1587 and his father was richard and his grandfather was nichlas stone. maybe there is a way you can incorporate this info into your data.
edna stone janikowski
|MILI||Revolutionary War Cont. Regts., 45 (Misc Rolls) |
|Died||BET. 1789 - 1792||Camden District, South Carolina|
|Buried||Weston - Osteen Cemetery, Concord, Sumter County, South Carolina|
|Person ID||I23369||Singleton and Related Families|
|Last Modified||16 May 2012|
|Father||Nicholas STONE, b. Abt 1710, Cornwall County, England , d. 1790, Probably St. Marks Parrish, Camden District, SC|
|Mother||Manerva BROWN, d. BET. 1776 - 1782, St. Marks Parrish, Camden District, SC|
|Family ID||F16483||Group Sheet|
|Family||Seaney MAPLES, b. Abt 1758, Camden District, South Carolina , d. BET. 1810 - 1820, Sumter District, South Carolina|
|Family ID||F16482||Group Sheet|