Sunday, April 8, 2012

Huguenin Property in Purrysburgh, South Carolina

In searching through the South Carolina Digital Archives last month, I found this wonderful description of land our ancestor purchased in Purrysburgh, South Carolina.

David Huguenin (age 60), wife Susanne Jacot (age 47) and their children Danl (age 14), Marguerite (age 12), Abraham (age 10) and David (age 8) appear on "A List of the Germains and Switz Protestants under the Command of Collo Purry qualified before his Excellency Robert Johnson Esquire Governour of this Province on the 22 and 23 dayes of December 1732." They arrived at the port of Charles Town, South Carolina. David evidently was concerned that his children have title to the land he had purchased on the east bank of the Savannah River. The document above shows the plat of land he places in the names of his children. The document transcribes as follows:

So. Carolina
The above plat (here pictured to the right) represents the shape and marks of two hundred acres of land situate in the Township of Purrysburgh in Grainville County. Bounding to the north on Jean Baptist Bourgoins land, to the E on Leonard Franks to the south partly on the Glebe Land & partly on David Geroud Land and to the west on the River Savannah. Admeasure & laid out to Daniel, Abraham and Marguerite Huguenin Minors pursuant to a receipt dated the 23d day of Feby under the Honorable the hand of James St. John, Esqr. Certified the 7th Day of June 1733.
B. J. Ouldfield

We do not know the exact date of David's death but both he and Susanne are listed on the 1743 census of Purrysburg. There seem to be two listings for David Huguenins, so I am assuming that one is the father and one the son. The two older sons Daniel and Abraham go north to Kinderhook, New York where Abraham marries Christina Van Valkenburgh in January 1747. The youngest son, David stays in South Carolina and about 1782 purchases Roseland Plantation which has been confiscated from a Tory after the Revolutionary War. Some of the southern branch of the Huguenin family still retains that property.

David Huguenin is my sixth great grandfather. The descent as follows: Cecily Cone Kelly, daughter of Betty Werst Cone, daughter of Grace Colby Werst, daughter of Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Hugunin Colby, daughter of Van Epps Hugunin, son of Richard Hugunin, son of David Huguenin, son of Abraham Huguenin, son of David Huguenin and Susanne Jacot.

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