"FOUNDING FAMILIES OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA April, 1997, the Columbia Chapter launched a fund raising program entitled Founding Families of the State of SC. It was our desire to celebrate the 210th anniversary of Statehood by recognizing ancestors who were in South Carolina on or before May 23, 1788 when we were granted statehood. Following is a list of ancestors who qualified as Founding Families of the State of South Carolina.
McCreight David 1709 1779 Mary ? Camden Dist. "
Founding Families of the State of South Carolina.
Membership in Founding Families was open to all persons who could prove direct descent from an ancestor who settled in South Carolina prior to May 23, 1788, the date South Carolina became a state. To qualify for membership, each applicant proved descent from the ancestor (male or female) by an acceptable record or records for each generation, including proof for the applicant. Acceptable proofs for this project included birth, death, marriage, bible, church and census records. Also, cemetery, probate, military records, and information from published family histories were accepted as proof documentation. Copies of these records are on file in the Columbia Chapter Archives. The information provided by applicants serves as a valuable resource for other researchers and genealogists and is a valuable addition to the history of South Carolina.
This book is in two sections. Section I contains the listing of ancestors, connecting family surnames and Founding Families member(s) who descend from that ancestor. An every surname index is included for this section. Section II contains a copy of the original descent charts submitted for membership in Founding Families. Each descent chart contains the names of the ancestor, Founding Families applicant and connecting families. Listed on the bottom portion of the chart are the documents used to prove each generation of descent. Not all descent charts are included. In the case of more than one application submitted for an ancestor, the descent charts are printed for the initial applicant and any other applicant whose line of descent changed by more than two generations.