The only information that I have is as follows.It showed that two Wolfe families, one from Grisom and one from Bern.Zibilla was from Grisom.The children might have been born anywhere in Europe including England.They were strange times in Europe especially for the followers of Martin Luther.You don't have a copy of A.S. Salley's, History of Orangeburg County, do you?It's as follows:
We're on the Wrong Forum for this data.Should be on the Wolfe Forum.Gene Jefferies website had good information but it's no longer online.I hope he's only revising it and hasn't retired.If he's retiring, wish he'd left what he online.
1 - UNKNOWN WOLFE
Born:About 1685, Switzerland per LDS AFN:HZT1-4W
Died:Before 1759, South Carolina per LDS AFN:HZT1-4W (Gene Jefferies)
Born:About 1686, Grisons County, Switzerland, LDS Family Group Record AFN:HZT1-53 which is probably computed from her
age when she died stated in The History of Orangeburg County, South Carolina by A. S. Salley, Jr.; 1683 in Switzerland,
LDS Family Group Record (AFN:QB44-B4) (source unknown)
Died:22 February 1759, Orangeburgh, SC, at age 73 per LDS AFN:HZT1-53), info on Orangeburgh, SCimmigrants website and
the excerpt from The History of Orangeburg County, SC.
Buried:23 February 1759, Churchyard, Orangeburgh, SC per history book, and LDS AFN:HZT153
On Thursday Feby 22 (1759) died after some days illiness and on Friday, Feby 23 was enterred in Churchyard of Orangeburgh the Body of Zibilla Wolf widow a native of the Grisons County in Switzerland aged 73 years per page 208, Item 90, The History of Orangeburg County South Carolina by A. S. Salley, Jr., Chapter II, The Giessendanner Record (spelling is from the book) Granted Orangeburgh (SC) Township lot 35
Researcher of LDS HZT series: Gene Thomas Jeffries, 30 Eastgrove Ct., Columbia, SC, Microfilm: AF91-100437.
Mr. Jeffries shows four children; The website of Wayne and Nedra Beck, a direct descendent of Hilliard Vastine Wolfe and Wolfe Family website www.home.earthlink.net/~k5mf/wolfe.html also shows same children but no dates and not in this order:
John Wolfe (AFN:HZT-8L) born 1719, Grisons, County Switzerland
Lucas Wofe (AFN:HZT-9R) born 1721 in Europe
Johannes Wolfe (AFN:HZT1-7F) born 1724, Grisons County, Switzerland, died after 1785, Orangeburgh, SC
Jacob Wolfe (AFN:HZT2-GR) born about 1725, Switzerland
CHILDREN OF UNKNOWN AND ZIBILLA WOLFE
2.1JOHN WOLFE (1719 SW -) + ANNE UNKNOWN (1748 EURO- 1751 SC)
2.2LUCAS WOLFEor JOHN LUCAS WOLFE (1721 Europe -) + URSETTA JENNINGS (abt 1725 EUR – bfr 1780 SC)
2.3JOHANNES WOLFE (1724 SW - 1776 SC) + ELIZABETH UNKNOWN (1728 SWITZ -)
2.4JACOB WOLFE (abt 1725 SW - Aft 1773) + VERONICA DOMIN FLUHBACKER TOMMEN + ANN APPOLLONIA SHULER
History and comments:
The widow Zibilla came from Grissom County, Switzerland in the 1700's per the Reverend Giessandanner's records for Lutherans in Orangeburgh, SC.Two books have been written dealing with the history of Orangeburgh, SC, and both have her listed.Most believe her husband was also from Switzerland and the known information seems to bear this out.One book is Orangeburgh District, 1768-1868, History and Recordsby Daniel Marchant Culler, Justice Bond Culler, Mason cull Wolfe.Amazon books listed book but it is currently not available.The History of Orangeburg County South Carolina by A. J. Salley, Jr. was obtained from Amazon books (amazon.com)
Alexander S. Salley, Jr. book "Minutes of the Vestry of St. Helena's Parish, South Carolina, 1726-1812".Some of this information is available from the internet.The History of Orangeburg County South Carolina by A. S. Salley, Jr., includes information from this book in Chapter II, the Giessendanner Record.The Reverend John Giessendanner info shows "One family settled in Orangeburgh, South Carolina from Grisom County, Switzerland and another in Cogarees from Bern, Switzerland.Zibilia Wolf, widow, a native of Grison County in Switzerland.Zibilla died 22 February 1759, Orangeburgh South Carolina."Per the timeline of births and deaths of the children, Zibilla and her children were in SC about 1740 which is earlier than the ship that brought people from Bern, Switzerland in 1744.There is no known record concerning her husband dying in South Carolina.There is some controversy concerning her husband and his origins.The researchers that think she was the daughter of Jacob Wolfe are mistaken.Jacob did have a daughter and he named her Zibilla after his mother.Other researchers think she was all ready a widow and emigrated to America with her sons and their families.However, Beth Thurman's uncle (James Dock Wolfe) thinks Zibilla left Switzerland and emigrated to England, then to northern Ireland where she married a Scots-Irish Wolf (the e was added later) .Beth Thurman didn't specify whether or not he accompanied his wife and children with their families to America.He thinks he is on the right track because he sat at the feet of his great aunt Em Wolf and his great uncle Albert Trapnell Wolf as a child and listened to their tales of the original Wolf woman and man.These ancestors, who were born in the 1840's said that their grandmother was Black Dutch (which would fit the Grissoms County, Switzerland area) and that the grandfather was Scots-Irish.
On Sunday, April 15, 1750, Appollonia and Zibilla Wolf received The Holy Communion on Easter and Monday in the Church of Orangeburgh according to the Form and use of the Church of Englad.The year of this record was not given, but 1750 was undoubtedly the date.Page 213 of the History of Orangeburg County, SC, Chapter II, The Geissendanner Record.
Journals of Councils, of 24 January 1744 includes: Volume xi, p. 486:“Petition of John Wolf and wife, natives of Berne, Switzerland, too poor to pay passage-money, entered into the service of Anthony Stack, of Saxe-Gotha, for three years, being now discharged from service, prays for his quota of land and bounty money.Granted on evidence of his written legal discharge.”It is assumed that the petition was submitted in 1744 and they spent three years in the service of Anthony Stack, they would have arrived about 1741.Some people think this is Unknown and Zibilla Wolfe.But there is no mention of children and Zibilla may have all ready been a widow when she came to South Carolina with sons.Her son Jacob Wolfe married Veronica Domin Fluhbacker Tommen in 1740 in South Carolina which is before the time this destitute couple arrived or while John Wolfe and wife were still indentured.The time frame does not appear to be correct for this to be the right Wolfe.
Page 32 of the Orangeburgh German-Swiss Newsletter of March 1998, Volum7, Number 2 shows the following
On 29 June 1744, John Wolf from Canton Bern, Switzerland, his wife big with child, had just come to South Carolina.He came at the encouragement of one Peter Indornpoint(Inabinet?) giving them hopes of free passage and a year’s bounty.Several of his relatives took it into consideration, but because of no advice from their friends who had previously come over with Reimanspergher, John had come to find out what the situation was for the family interested in coming over.He came on the ship with Capt. Charles Stedman, but because there was no payment available for his passage when he arrived, he was forced to bind himself and his wife as servants for three years to Anthony Stack of Saxe Gotha for the sum of 77 pounds paid by Stack to Captain Stedman.He was disappointed, but also mortified for his wife to have to submit to a master and mistriess who a few years before were their equals, and to see his children born in slavery.At that time his petition was rejected.However on 5 October 1744, he and his wife had been legally discharged after three years service and applied for and received both 100 acres (headrights) of land and the bounty. (Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals, by Brent H. Holcomb (Columbia, SD: SCMAR. 1996) Vol I: 193, 194, 198)
This John Wolf may have been related to other Wolfe’s who came to South Carolina much earlier but if he was, why didn’t he get in touch with them during the three years he was bonded to Anthony Stack?Surely if they knew they would have paid the fare or paid Anthony Stack for their freedom.Russell Wolfe email firstname.lastname@example.org advises that this John Wolfe was from Bern, Switzerland with no connection to Zibilla Wolfe of Grissoms, Switzerland.Once John Wolfe finished his indenture near Lexington, SC, he settled in the Bull Swamp rea outside of Orangeburg.He had a son, John, Jr.Both father and son served in the Cherokee (French and Indian War in 1760).John Wolfe, Jr. had a son named JosephWolfe and he married (wife’s name not provided) and had children:Jacob Archibald Wolfe (1813), Joseph Wolfe, Jr. (1803), Mary, Catharine (1805), James, Maria (Cleckley), William P. Wolfe, John Russel Wolfe, Elizabeth (Robinson)(1802)).Joseph Wolfe, Jr. married (wife’s name not provided) is Russell Wolfe’s line and the children were Adaline (1831), William Lawrence (1833), Emma (1834), John (1835) and Laura (1838).William Lawrence Wolfe’s son Lawrence (1856)was his grandfather.His father and he were both named Russell.Joseph Wolfe (Sr.) was the oldest man in Orangeburg County and was living in Rowesville with his son when he died approx. 1894.He apparently lost his land in Bull Swamp,and moved outside of St. Matthews (the house is still standing) and then to Rowesville.
Per Russell Wofe, Jacob Wolfe was living in the Forks of the Edisto; Johannes and Christian Wolfe were in the Limestone Area and John, Sr. was residing in the Bull Swamp/Sandy Run/North area.
Per a Spencer researcher, there was a Wolfe/Rolfe connection in the islands.Found the Name Wolfe on a transcription of the names found on Richard Ligon’s map of Barbados, 1657 from http://www.rootsweb.com/~brbwgw/bdos1657.htmhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~brbwgw/bdos1657.htm
The following are the dates of some of the immigrant ships bringing settlers to South Carolina from http://www.netside.com/~genealogy/rabies.htmhttp://www.netside.com/~genealogy/rabies.htm, German-Swiss Immigrants and First Families of South Carolina
1732 – Purry’s first party of settlers
1732 – 2 December 1732, 50 Palatines ( Palatinate - A district in SW Germany, West of the Rhine) expected.
1733 – 25 July 1733, Salzburgers for Purrysburg
1734 – November 1734 – 260 Swiss for Purryburg
1735 – July 1735 – 250 German Switzers
1735 – July 1735 – 200 German Palatines
1736 – October 1736 – A great number (170) of German Swiss People
1737 – February 1737 – Above 200 Switzers out of the canton of Tockenburgh (Toggenburg)
1744 – Captain Ham’s ship, which brought over some Swiss from Bern
1744 – December 1744 – Captain Brown’s ship with 100 Palatines
On 27 May 1749, A Petition of the Inhabitants of Orangeburgh in SC signed a petition in favour of Reverend John Giessendanner.Amongst the petitioners is listed Johan Wolfy, Jacob Wolfy, Gian Loi Wolf, Geonnes Wolffy and Johannes Wolf.As part of the petition it was stated that they have been upwards of 11 years inhabitants of Orangeburgh, SC so they had arrived about 1737, 1738 or earlier.Of the four sons, the names can be related to John Wolfe (Johan), Jacob and Johannes but the names Gian Loi Wolf and Geonnes Wolffy do not seem to relate to them unless one is their father.No name sounding like "Lucas" is shown.
REVEREND JOHN GIESSENDANNER
Orangeburgh Citizens Petition in Behalf ofRev. John Giessendanner
In 1749 Rev. John Giessendanner, who had been a Dissenter minister in Orangeburgh Township theretofore, went to England in order to be ordanined to the Episcopal ministry. In order to strengthen his case a petition in his behalf was presented to His Majesty's Council of South Carolina by citizens of Orangeburgh Township. A copy of this petition was made by William Backshell, acting Secretary of the province, for Mr. Giessendanner to take with him. It bears evidence that Backshell was the poor copyist that Gov. Glen characterized him as on several occasions. This copy is now in Fulham Palace, London, and the following transcript thereof was procured therefrom by Mr. E. Alfred Jones, of London, for A. S. Salley, Jr.
"To his Excellency James Glen Esqr. Captain General Governor andCommander in Chief in and over his Majestys Province of South Carolinaand to the Member of His Majestys Honourable Council.The Petition of the Inhabitants of Orang'burgh Humbly Sheweth that your Petitioners have been now upward of Eleven Years Inhabitants of this Province and increaded to about ninety Famelys besides an agreable Prospect of growing youth and under the expectiona of Enjoying the same Priviledges and Imunitys in Society which their Fellow Subject do Enjoy have at all time Willingly and Chearfully contributed their assistance toward the Support and preservation of the Government--
That they hetherto have had the misfortune of being deprived of having a Parson Qualifyed by his Lordship the Bishop in order to be duly authorized to promote true Religion and Virtue among them and to instruct their
Younger ones in the Principles of their Christian Religion--
REVEREND JOHN GIESSENDANNER
Orangeburgh Citizens Petition in Behalf ofRev. John Giessendanner (continued)
That John Giessendanner hath these Nine Years Employ'd his time and Study to Officiate in the ministerial office and to Preach the Gospel to their great Satisfaction--
That the same is a man of Piety and Knowledge in the holy Scriptures and always behaved himself with Sobriety Honesty and Decency, Encouraging Virtue and reproving Vice--
That Your Petitioners knowing his Merit and Commendable Character have unanimously consented to gather to give him a Vocation to the Ministerial Function among them--
That one Mr. Bartho. Zuberbuller having some years agone obtained a Vocation to this Township and met with favourable Assistance from the Government hath since his arrival from England in Carolina not shewn his Person here but Engaged himself to the Service of the Coloney of Georgia very much to Your Petitioners disappointment--
That the said John Gessendanner being now resolved by the leave of Providence with the approbation of Your Excellency and Honours and the Assistance of His Friends to Embark for London in Order to be duly quallified for that Purpose--
Your Petrs. therefore humbly Pray Your Excellency and Honours totake their above Grievance into your serious Consideration and to be pleased to grant the said John Gessendanner such recommendation and Ratificaiton of this our Vocation as Your Excellency and Honours will think requisite and Necessary for his better Succeeding in the Same And Your Petitioners as in Duty bound shall every Pray &ca.&ca.
Ulrick RothJacob GiessendannerHenry Letstine
Michael LarryHenry StratemannJohannes Acker Junr.
Thomas PuckeridgeGeo. Geessendanner junr.Wm. Barrie
John Peter RothPeter HuberPeter Nagely
Joseph KrytersPeter HugHenry Hayn
Joseph DoramasHenry HaynGodens Jennins
John BalsiegerJoseph DeramasJames Tilley
Joseph RobinsonGeor. Shooler junr.Benj. Payton
Rob. CarterJohn ShaumloffelJacob Wannenmaker
John Gieg'lmanSeth HatcherJohn Churchwill
Jacob GiegelmanDavid RumphJacob Tshudy
Martin TshudyJacob HorgerMartin Sally
Peter GrieffousHans Jacob MyerUlrick Baber
Leo ClausMartin EglyAdam Snell
Hen. Salley Junr.Jacob RothJohn Chevillette
John AmackerNicho. YonnJacob Kuhnen
Barnd. SnellNichs. ShulerChristn. Minnick
Jacob OttLewis LinderPeter Larry
Casper OttBenj StedhamIsaac Gottows
Hans FrydigPeter HottowJoseph Huber
Peter StehelyMartin KichrenPhilip Jennins
Gionnes WolffyUlrick BrunnerMichl. Chr Row
John JenningsGian Loi WolfJohn Wetstein
Melchior OttJohan WolffyHans Imdorff
Henry RickenbackerJacob RumphHans Jacob Strauman
Adam FrolichJacob WolfyHen. Snell
John FritchmanPeter Mauer Junr.John Diedrick
Hans Frydig Junr.Hen. WurtzerCharles Stotton
John HarrispergerHeny. FelderAbra. Ussenhut
Abraham RumphJosep GrieffousJohn Cleaton
John HuberJohn FairyJohn Roth
John InabnittAndr. InabnitFrancis Kuhnen
Hans Jacob HessyJno. Valentine YootsyHeny. Sally
Francis KuhnenJohannes WolfJohn Nagely
Christian RothPeter Moorer
Examin'd May 27, 1749 at ye Council Chamber in Charles Town So.Carolina-- a True Copy--Wm. Backshell P.S.
Endorsed: Petition of the Inhabitants of Orangeburgh in So. CarolinaDatd. May 27, 1749
The Township of Orangeburg,South Carolina in Favour ofMr. John Giessendanner.
13 September: Answered to Govr: Glen"REF: South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. pgs. 48-51
FOR additional historical information:
South Carolina Historical Society SCHS
South Carolina Department of Archives and History SCDAH
UNKNOWN WOLFE + ZIBILLA WOLFE
Orangeburg County and its county seat, Orangeburg, were named for William IV (1711-1751), Prince of Orange, the son-in-law of King George II.The name was first used in the 1730s for a township on the Edisto River.Orangeburg District was established in 1769, and from 1785 to 1791 it included four counties:Lexington, Orange, Winton and Lewisburg.The district was reduced in size when Barnwell (1800) and Lexington (1804) districts were formed; parts of Orangeburg also went to form Aiken (1871) and Calhoun (1908) counties.Swiss and German farmers moved into this region around 1735, and English settlers from the lowcountry followed.The battle of Eutaw Springs was fought there during the Revolutionary War on September 8, 1781;it was the last major battle of war in South Carolina.Large plantations using slave labor were estabished in Orangeburg in the nineteenth century and the county became a major producer of cotton.Railroads arrived in the are early; Branchville became the first railroad junction in the state in 1840.Union troops under General Sherman passed through Orangeburg in February 1865.Orangeburg County was the birthplace of historia Alexander S. Salley (1871-1961).
(Compiled by the South CarolIna State Library 1996, http://www.state.sc.us/scsl/oran.htmlhttp://www.state.sc.us/scsl/oran.html )
IMMIGRATION NOTES from Womack Family Website http://www.womacknet.comhttp://www.womacknet.com
It is added to show that in order for an emmigrant to obtain a “headright” as in the case of the Wolfe’s, they or someone paid for their transport.
The first permanent English-speaking settlement in America was made at Jamestown, Virginia, in the year 1607; the State having been so-named in honor of the English Queen Elizabeth I, "the Virgin Queen." In connection with the settling of colonial America, it is interesting to note that in the early 1600's the immigrants spoke not of going "to America," but of going "to Virginia," or "to the wilds of Virginia." In fact, for several years the name "Virginia" was commonly applied to all the English settlements on the East coast, from New England down to the Carolinas.
"For the purpose of stimulating immigration and the settlement of the Colony, the London Company ordained that any person who paid his own way to Virginia should be assigned 50 acres of land 'for his owne personal adventure', and if he transported 'at his owne cost' one or more persons, he should, for each person whose passage he paid, be awarded fifty acres of land. ... Among the headrights are found persons of all social classes, nobility and gentry, yeomanry, indentured servants (some of good family and connection in England), and negroes." [Nugent, Neil Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800, Volume I, page xxiv.]
On the subject of these so-called headrights, another authority says: "Headrights: Immigrants who paid their own way to the southern states were each given fifty acres of land. This was called his headright. And if he paid the passage of a number of others he could collect the headright for each of them. Men who paid their own passage could sell their headright, and if they wanted some more land they could buy headrights. Persons of all grades of society were mixed in the headright business and it was no indication that a person was of low social standing when he sold his headright."[Everton, Walter M., The Handy Book for Genealogists, Herald-Journal Printing Company, Logan, Utah; 1949, page 184.]
"It is not to be assumed that the claim for land in consequence of a person transported was made immediately after the arrival of the 'headright' in the Colony. There is, for instance, record of a patentee awarded land for the transportation of three wives, who, it is safe to conclude, were successive. The headright may have arrived in the Colony long before the patentee had entered claim for land thereby due. Nor is it to be assumed that the headright is necessarily an immigrant.Even men of prominence in the Colony, through a voyage or repeated voyages to England and return, appear as 'headrights' of friends or relatives, who acquitted the cost of the passage in order to obtain the consequent land." [Nugent, Neil Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800, Volume I, page xxv.]
The publication “The Church Records of Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Orangeburg County, South Carola and “The Red Church” by Anne Martin Haigler, contains “A Short Sketch of Saint Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Orangeburg County, SC”which contains the following information from Bernheims “History of the German Settlements in the Carolinas” and other sources:
The colonists of Orangeburg county and town were mostly Germans and Swiss who came over from Europe in a large body occupying several vessels.The first colony came during the year 1735 and settled where the town of Orangeburg now stands.Another came in the following year, another in 1737, while recruits from the Fatherland (Germany) continued to arrive at intervals until 1769.
From the church record book kept by Rev. John Geissendanner (the German pastor in the village of Orangeburg) and still preserved by his descendants, we learn that he often visited the German settlers in Amelia township and performed ministerial acts among the, it is probable that he also occasionally preached there, but nothing is said concerning a church edifice and congregation having existed in Amelia towship during the first years of his ministry, and there is strong reason to believe that such was not the case, in as much as he at that time connected the records of patisms, marriages, etc. of these people with those of the Orangeburg congregation.Nevertheless as he must have labored there some nine years before any other German minister arrived, he may have been instrumental in organizing St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
There are names contained in this lineage which also appear in the church records.Now whether they are Swiss or German Wolfe’s is not known as the particular names are not connected as yet.However, the people determined to be Swiss Wolfe’s did marry into other families also contained in this lineage.
Ann Wolfe,buried by T. Hawkins
Catherine Holman Wolfe, 7 months 12 days buried during the pastorate of Rev. J. P. Margart on 25 July 1841, daughter of T. H. and Catherine Wolfe
Catherine Wolfe, aged 20 years, wife of T. H. Wolfe buried during the pastorate of Rev. J. P. Margart on 9 January 1842.She was shown as a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church on 27 January 1939
Ellen Wolfe (dead) was on the list of the Members of St. Matthew’s Congregation at the time it was organized on 13 January 1844
Martha C. Wolfe was on the list of members taken 3 November 1853; also in 1867
Ellen Wolfe (Methodist) was on same list of 3 November 1853
Texas Wolfe married John D. Keitt on 1 March 1863, by Rev. J. P. Margart
Wiley Wolfe married Ella Zimmerman on 26 Oct 1865 by Rev. J. P. Margart
Dr. W. W. Wolfe on list of members revised 1 December 1894
Miss Martha Wolfe (Wm. Mack) also on list of 1 December 1894
Dr. Walter Wolfe on list of present members made 4 May 1880
Walter Wolfe Jones, son of Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Jones was baptised on 24 October 1895
Eleanor Wolfe, new member received, St. Matthew’s in August 1896, confirmed
Many Gates family members though connection to Wolfe’s is in Texas in other generations
There are Wolfes and Inabinets relating to the names of slaves
1 - UNKNOWN WOLFE + ZIBILLA WOLFE
1790 Federal Census – Orangeburgh District http://searches.rootsweb.comhttp://searches.rootsweb.comthrough the Search Engine
The following families seem to be living in close proximity
1 Christian Wolfe, Jr. 10 Robert Parker 19 Catherine Rial 28 Gasper Ott, Sr.
2 John Wolfe, Sr. 11 William Auldridge 20 Michael Bearinger 29 William Isaacs
3 Peter Irabnet * 12 Andrew Kaigler 21 Gasper Rucker 30 John Sistrunk
4 Israel Friddle 13 Michael Kaigler 22 John Shannon 31 Widow Read
5 Michael Larry 14 Elizabeth Sayler 23 William Shannon 32 John Searight
6 John Rhode 15 James Norton 24 Michael Rucker 33 Elijah Ivy
7 Peter Rhode 16 Christian Sheely 25 Jacob Crider 34 Daniel Hildenbrand
8 John Rickenbaker 17 Laurence Crim 26 Jeremiah Shannon 35 Martin Caminer
9 John Deramus 18 William Rial 27 Gasper Ott, Jr.
* probably Inabnet
1 David Kaigle 10 Jacob Hover 19 Sarah McNichols 28 William Goodwin
2 Jacob Ott, Sr. 11 Martin Cates 20 John Bonnia 29 Samuel Tate
3 Jacob Rumph 12 David Clayton 21 The Property of William Bull 30 Jacob Weimer
4 V. D. V. Jamison 13 Robert Hails 22 Joseph Striable 31 Daniel Gessendaner
5 Jacob Wolfe 14 John Stroman 23 John McCune 32 Daniel O’Cain
6 Martin Irick 15 William Chambers 24 Alexander Tate 33 James Carson
7 Andrew Irick 16 The Estate of Philip George 25 Jesse Duesto 34 Simeon Singler
8 John Keller 17 Philip Benoist 26 William Meands
9 Frederick Pine 18 The Estate of Peter Whitten 27 Robert Liviston
1 Enoch Summerlin 10 William Steele 19 Jacob Wanamaker 28 John Nettles
2 James Berry 11 Samuel Rowe 20 William Bruner 29 John Cook
3 Joseph McElhaney 12 John Hill 21 Henry Gesseandaner 30 Elisha Nettles
4 Robert Berry 13 Philip Shepherd 22 Paul Hadley 31 John Cook
5 Richard Simmons 14 Christian Rumph 23 Thomas Pimble 32 Mary Davis
6 Henry Sandle 15 George Hessig 24 John Wolfe 33 Michael Christman
7 Henry Felder 16 Richard Brown 25 Jacob Wyndner 34 Peter Imboden
8 Dorothy Kellar 17 Gideon Jennings 26 Jacob Fundeburgh 35 Catherine Collars
9 Catherine Felder 18 John Herrisperger 27 John Pearson
There is also a John Francis Wolff (AFN:22VD-8P8) which matches the name on the litigation
Born:1755/1774 in Laurens County, SC, died 3 February 1820/1821, Married Mary Rogers, born 1760/1770, died 3 February 1842/1848.Shows one son:George Francis Wolff (AFN:22VD-82B) born 1797, Laurens County, SC, Died 21 December 1872, married:Martha Patsy Rowland (AFN:22VB-GDS), born 1805 in Virginia, died 6 August 1874, parents:Ezekiel Rowland and Rebecca Sullivan, shows one son:John Stevens Wolff, born 16 November 1826, died 18 September 1915 (all in Laurens Co, SC) married Elizabeth Betty Hudgens on 22 July 1857, one son:George Francis Wolff, born 6 April 1865, Died 11 March 1929 in Laurens Co., SC, married Virginia Susan Bolt on 13 February 1890 in Laurens Co., SC, three children:Virginia Lucile Wolff, William Warner Wolff, John Rufus Wolff, all born in Laurens Co. SC.
OTT FAMILY BIBLE – published in England 1769 – In possession of Dr. W. F. Dukes, Orangeburg, SC as of May 1977
Abraham Ott born November 21, 1757
Ann Green born February 1, 1769
Abraham Ott married Ann Green December 23, 1783
Mary Ott born April 30, 1790 between 7 and 8 o’clock
James Ott born September 16, 1793 died November 10, 1793
Lewis Thomston Ott born December 5, 1795
Abraham James Ott born February 13, 1799
Ann Ott died Tuesday evening, March 19, 1799
Abraham Ott departed this live June 28, 1799 about 10 minutes before 2 o’clock
Mary Ott married John Wolfe December 13, 1802
Jacob Wolfe, son of John and Mary Wolfe born February 15, 1805
Mary Crowel born May 10, 1801, daughter of Wm. And Ellender Crowel died June 20, 1802
William Rhea Crowell born January 15, 1810 at Turkey Hill
Posted on http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/USA/SC/OrangeburgBilb/2http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/USA/SC/OrangeburgBilb/2 by Angie Rayfield on 7 January 1999
The mystery was determining which John Wolfe married Mary Ott.There is a John Wolfe who married a Mary Ann Ott but her birth date is not known so it hasn’t been determined if it is the Mary Ott, born in 1790 is the person who married JOHN WOLFE, son of Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and Anne Pou per Gene Jeffries email of April 2000.Gene Jeffries provided a death date of 1821 which is possible since she would have been 31 years of age when she died.She was married at the age of 12 years of age but at that time she was an orphan and it wasn’t unusual for a guardian to assure her future with a good marriage.There is information that she was "given" to John Wolfe at the age of 12 after her father died in 1800. The litigation contained in this lineage confirms her link to this family.The litigation concerning the will of Johannes Wolfe, grandfather of this John Wolfe mentions the name John Wolfe as connected with Abraham Wolfe which states “the said Abraham Ott left three children, one of whom has since married John Wolf.He is also shown as John Francis Wolfe, along with Abraham Ott and Gideon Jennings, possessed themselves of a number of slaves about 1787.Gene Jeffries and Mark James have assigned the marriage of Mary Ann Ott to the John Wolfe who is the son of Jacob Wolfe, Jr. and Ann Pou. The entry is in Volume 2 of this lineage.
There is a “HANNAH WOLFE” documented in both History of Orangeburg County, SC, Chapter II, The Geissendanner Record and a name mentioned in the litigation of the will of Johannes Wolfe who is NOT included in this lineage under that name and probably should be.
There is a “JOHN LUCY WOLFF & SERTINA (his wife)” documented on pages 100 and 186 as “JOHN LEWIS WOLFE” of The History of Orangeburg County, SC, Chapter II, the Geissendanner Record and the book index puts the names together.There is a JOHN L. WOLFE and JOHN FRANCES WOLFE shown in the litigation of the will of Johannes Wolfe.None of these names are specifically identified in this lineage.The John L. Wolfe may be John Lucas Wolfe, son of Unknown and Zibilla Wolfe.Some of these names have been linked later on in this lineage.
There is a MISS NESSA WOLF on page 95 of The History of Orangeburg County, SC, Chapter II, The Geissendanner Record:
No. 9 – John ------------ in Amelia Township, Miss Nessa Wolf
There is a THOMAS WOLF on Page 103 of The History of Orangeburg County, SC, Chapter II, The Geissendanner Record:He was witness at the baptism of Frederick Wolfe:March 8th (1747) Frederick, son of John & Ann Wolf:Goss Henry Woortzer, Thomas Wolf,Agnesia W., late widow of Lewis York, deceased.He doesn’t seem to be related to any other Thomas Wolfe which is included in this lineage.