Samuel Peden came directly from Ireland arriving in Charlestown with his parents and one sister and five brothers on 22 Oct 1772. The English SC Colonial government sought Protestants to settle in the SC backcountry and gave them land grants. The Irish Protestants were the primary beneficiaries but some Germans also came directly from Europe. Rev. Wm. Martin brought the Pedens along with 5 ship loads of Irish Protestants. They were given land near where other immigrants had been given land in the 1760's. Land was also given earlier to Americans of Scots-Irish descent and some other nationalities that migrated down to SC from settlemants in PA, VA, and NC. Herman Dildy/Dildine and Wm. Stoutenburgh are not to be found under the Rev. Wm. Martin's Irish immigrants and most probably had earlier received their land grants in Craven Co. Records at the SC Archives could reveal when they received their lands and where they came from (if they came directly from Europe and not another colony). From their names I would take a guess that they may be German.