South Carolina I hereby certify for John Stogner a tract of land containing Two Hundred Seventy Eight acres surveyed for him the 24th day of January 1820 situate in Lancaster District on the branches of Little Lynches Creek waters of the Big Pee Dee River bounded by a line running SW by land Laid out for Joshua Stevens SE by Lands surveyed for Barnett Johnson (carried oppisites???-hard to read)
Names mentioned in this transaction: John Stogner Joshua Stevens Moab Stevens Barnett Johnson Thomas Smith James Machman (surname hard to read) John Blackman
My question is, who is this John Stogner in Lancaster Co., SC as a adult in 1820?I found a John Stogner in Robeson Co., NC in the 1790 census, could this be the same man?
My reason for the question is, my Moab and Joshua Stevens/Stephens were neighbors.Moab's great-grandson Jeremiah Stephens married Matilda Caroline Handley, sister to the Martha Ann Handley who married Capt John Stogner b 1816.Now if I find a previous connection between Stogner and Stevens/Stephens it might explain some of the family migration.Jeremiah's father, Elias moved in 1834 to Coweta Co., GA and Capt John Stogner moved to a connecting county, Carroll County.This along with other details of neighbors shows a migration pattern from Lancaster Co., SC to the counties of Georgia around Coweta, perhaps family following extended family, but could be just neighbors following neighbors.
I have not looked at the Stogner family, but from the message board and GenForum, I am really confused.Nothing new, but when I get confused I mess up all my research.Could someone, set me straight on this John Stogner, a adult in 1820 living in Lancaster Co., SC?