I am searching for information on where John Stephenson lived before he settled in New Acquisition,South Carolina,now York County,SC.
1. John Stephenson, b c 1724, m. Jane or Jean, d.12 Feb 1773 in York Co, SC Children: John, b.1750 Mary, b.1752, m. Daniel McClaren Agnes, b.1755 Robert, b.1757, m. Jane Barron in 1784 in York Co,SC; d. 1798, York Co, SC Margaret, b. 24 Aug 1760, m. David Dickey; d. 29 Apr. 1814, Livingston Co, KY
John Stephenson left a will in New Acquisition,SC in 1773. His will was filed in Charleston,SC as John Stinson. In his will, he mentioned a slave named Nelly. In 1764, John Stephenson settled on Bullocks Creek in New Acquisition,SC at a place called Stinson's branch on as it was called in some legal documents. It is believed he came down the old Wagon Road from Va. or PA sometime before 1764.He did not come with the Stinson families who came by ship with the Rev. Martin and settled in Chester Co,SC in 1773. My only hope is finding a John Stephenson or John Stinson who owned a slave named Nelly in some legal records in another state before 1773. Any help is appreciated.