From: Steve Coker
Date: November 06, 1998

Boddie, William Willis 
HISTORY OF WILLIAMSBURG. Something About the People of Williamsburg County,
South Carolina, from the First Settlement by Europeans About 1705 until 1923
Orig. pub. Columbia, S.C. 1923. Reprinted 1980, 1992 
ix, 611 pp., index+ maps, illus. 
$37.50  [price given in 1998 catalogue]
ISBN 0-87152-337-X LC 80-17789

A pine tree on the north bank of the Black River, called the King's Tree by an
early explorer, became the focal point of settlement in what is now Williamsburg
County, and gave the name to the county seat. This interesting history begins
with an account of the first settlement under the Lords Proprietors and gives
the names of everyone who had settled there by 1737. It is particularly rich in
genealogical material, which is contained in sketches of individuals, lists of
county officers, lists of ministers and members of churches, early documents,
names of settlers and officials, wills with names of family members involved,
sketches of Revolutionary War officers, and lists of land claims and owners in
1788. Genealogical information is also found in the Census of 1790; taxpayers
and amounts paid in 1811; muster rolls of Civil War units, with officers, deaths
of soldiers, and excerpts from diaries; lists of teachers, officers of banks,
and lists of soldiers in the Spanish-American War and Word War I. The general
history of the county is discussed under the topics of economic and agricultural
conditions, churches, government, social life, wars, religion, roads and
ferries, Nullification, transportation, slavery and Secession, Reconstruction,
post-Civil War history, education, and growth and development of the county in
the twentieth century.

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