Peter, Thank you for your response. You have so much more info than I have on my line.My Edward is first found in Sumter County, SC in the 1820 census.There aren't transcriptions for 1800 and 1810, but there are no Wingates found in SC in the 1790 Census index.(http://www.usgwarchives.net/sc/census/1790/transcriptions/index/149.gif)He is in the 1850 census in Sumter, with his children, John, William, Mary, Sarah, and a Susan. It intrigues me that he uses the same names as the William of County of Perquimans,Province of North Carolina in 1774 (will) http://www.unc.edu/~wingate/ancestry/Will-WW-1774.htmhttp://www.unc.edu/~wingate/ancestry/Will-WW-1774.htm I assume you've seen Dan Wingate's site at: file:///C:/Users/Owner/Documents/Wingate%20Genealogy/New%20Page%201_files/contents.htm
Since there were all these Williams and Edwards in an area relatively close in proximity, it's hard to know for sure or prove that my Edward in SC is son or grandson of the William in N. Carolina Province. I can find no evidence that makes him son of another.If you have any suggestions for me, I am open to suggestions. Is DNA testing my only hope?