SCREVEN, William, clergyman, born in England in 1629 ; died in Georgetown, South Carolina, in 1713. He came to this country about 1640, settled in Piscataway, New Hampshire, and suffered such persecution from the Puritans on account of his religious faith that he removed to South Carolina and founded the first Baptist church of Charleston. He subsequently removed to a spot about sixty miles north of Charleston, and was the original proprietor of the land on which the town of Georgetown was built. He is the author of " An Ornament for Church Members," published after his death (Charleston, 1721).--His grandson, James, soldier, born in Georgia about 1744 ; died near Midway, Georgia, 24 November, 1778, early espoused the patriot cause, and in 1774 was one of the committee that drew up articles of association for the defence of liberty in Georgia. He was commissioned brigadier-general of Georgia militia when the state was invaded by the British from East Florida, commanded a brigade, and, after repeated skirmishes with the enemy between Sunbury and Savannah, received a mortal wound at Midway. Congress ordered the erection of a monument to his memory.