GALLMAN DEEDS IN EDGEFIELD CO, SC

FROM (from Harriet Imrey himrey@ntelos.net)

Gallmans of Edgefield SC

I. Herman Gallman

Herman Gallman. "Issued the 16th July 1785 to Herman Goldman for fifteen pound Lib U five Shillings and eight pence for Militia Duty Per account audited Principal £15..5..8 ½ annual Interest £1..1..4. This Indent being Lost, a new is made out, in Book B." No 979 Roster of SC Patriots in American Revolution. "He served in the Militia before and after the fall of Charleston." A.A. 2641; U619. Herman Gallman, account audited (File No. 2641) of claims growing out of the American Revolution.

Book O-3, pp. 292-298, 19 & 20 Oct 1768, L&R: Herman Gallmon, planter, of Saxegotha Township, Berkeley Co., to Andrew Hiker, planter, for £145 currency, 100 a., being half of 200 a. in said Township granted 16 Sept 1738 by Lt. Gov. Thomas Broughton to Roodie Copler [Rudolf Gapeler]; who died intestate; & descended to his wife, Anna, his administratrix; who bequeathed the 200 a. to Henry Stack; who by L&R dated 9 & 10 Jan. 1764 sold ½, or 100 a., to Henry Gallman; who bequeathed to his son, said Herman Gallman, the 100 a. bounding NE on Santee River; S on Nicholas Meghlar; other sides on vacant land. Witnesses: Michael Leitner, John Conrad Geiger. Before Robert Goodwyn, J.P., on 25 Apr. 1769. Recorded 15 Dec. 1769 by Rowland Rugeley, Register.
Source: Clara A. Langley, Vol. IV, p. 97.

Book M-3, p. 370, 17 Mar. 1769, Bond to Convey: Randolph (German script) Gallman; oldest son & heir of Jacob Gallman, to Herman Gallman. Whereas Jacob Gallman obtained a grant of 35 [sic: 350] a. on S side Congaree River, adjoining lands of Patrick Brown (now George Haig); 100 a. of which have been sold by Jacob Gallman; & whereas Jacob died intestate & Randolph inherited the remaining 250 a., which he has sold to Herman Gallman for £1000 currency; now Randolph gives bond that he will execute satisfactory title. Witnesses: Henry Patrick, Henry Baughman, Henry (his mark) Wheenwright [sic: Wheelwright]. Before William Tucker, J.P. Recorded 12 Apr. 1769 by R.P.H. Hatley, Dep. Register.
Source: Clara A. Langley, Vol. IV, p. 65.

Book Q-3, pp. 404-405, 2 July 1770, Lease: Andrew Romney, as attorney, leases to Herman Gallman, until the return of John Circle, for £300 currency, 150 a. on N side of Santee River, granted to Henry Fissellow [Feezler, Feisler], who died soon after, leaving no sons, the land descending to his heir Johannes Circle, who later went to Germany, after appointing Andrew Romney, cordwainer, of SC, his attorney, with authority to use the land until Circle's return. Witnesses: Thomas Lennon, Ann Lennon, Catharine Sheeder. Before John Remington, J.P. Recorded 2 Aug. 1770 by Henry Rugeley, Dep. Register.
Source: Clara A. Langley, Vol. IV, p. 134.

Book W-3, pp. 65-70, 27 & 28 Sept. 1770, L&R: Gasper (his mark) Foost, Sr., planter, to John Foost, Jr., planter, both of Craven Co., for £200 currency, 200 a. in Craven Co. on N side Congaree River, granted 24 Apr. 1752 by Gov. James Glen to Isaac Porcher; bounding SE on James Hopkins; NE & NW on vacant land; which land Isaac Porcher sold by L&R dated 23 & 24 Mar. 1756 to Gasper Foost, Sr. Witnesses: John Martin Fridrig [Fridig/Friday], Hermon Gallman. Before Henry Patrick, J.P., on 17 Aug. 1771. Recorded 13 Sept. 1771 by Henry Rugeley, Register.
Source: Clara A. Langley, Vol. IV, p. 193.

10 Nov 1770. Herman Gallman of Saxegotha Township, gentleman, to William Arthur Esquire; whereas Jacob Gallman decd. Was granted 350 acres, and departed this life without making any will, by which means Randolph [Hans Rudolf] Gallman the oldest son and heir at law of said Jacob Gallman became entitled to 250 Acres and the said Randolph Gallman did on 17 March 1769 by deed make over unto said Herman Gallman, now for £500 to William Arthur, Esq. Land on the South side of Congaree River, being the middle part of the original tract where on John Gallman deceased lived. Wit. Allen Addison, Thomas Wilson, Thom. Lennon. Signed Herman Gallman. Proved by Thomas Lennon on 23 Nov. 1770 before Robert Goodwin.
SC Magazine of Ancestral Research Vol. VIII (3), 1980. Records from Burnt Counties, Abstracts of Lexington Deeds.

Book T-3, pp. 44-49, 26 & 27 Nov. 1770, L&R: Balsor Neze, planter, & Frances (her mark) his wife, to Jacob Kersh, planter, both of Berkeley Co., for £300 currency, 106 a., being part of 250 a. granted 8 Mar. 1755 by Gov. James Glen to George Frederick Reys; & conveyed by his heir, John Rice to Dores Neze; whose heir, Balsor Neze, now sells to Kersh; the 250 a. being on S side Congaree River, between Saxegotha & Amelia Townships, bounding W on William York; S on Jacob Gasp & Ann Selerin; E on vacant land. Witnesses: Andrew Lee, Herman Gallman. Before John Hamelton, J.P., on 12 Dec. 1770. Recorded 16 Mar. 1771 by Henry Rugeley, Register. Plat certified by John Hamelton, D.S.
Source: Clara A. Langley, Vol. IV, p. 169.

Book W-3, pp. 62-64, 28 Feb. 1771, Mortgage: Harmon Coleman (alias Herman Gallman), of the Congarees, to William (his mark) Shnider, shoemaker, of Charleston, for £230 currency, 150 a. Witnesses: Hugh Miscally, Herman Nuffer. Before George Murray, J.P. On 1 Mar. 1771 Gallman paid £30 on account. Recorded 12 Sept. 1771 by Henry Rugeley, Register.
Source: Clara A. Langley, Vol. IV, p. 193.

Meeting of Tuesday 7 January 1772:
The following Petitions praying to have Warrants of Survey were presented and Read

Herman Gallman 300

Meeting of Tuesday 1 December 1772:
The following petitions Praying for Warrants of Survey were presented and Read, viz't

Herman Gallman 400

11 Dec 1772. Herman Galman, plat for 400 acres in Granville County [Mill Creek of Stephens Creek], adj. Samuel Robinson, Joseph Walker, Daniel Rogers, Jenkins Harris, Alan Addison, John Murphy; Grant 30 Sep 1774.
[Disposition of property: 100 (or 150?) acres sold to John Gray before 1785; 50 acres sold to Edward Mitchell in 1785; 160 acres sold to Theodore Stark in 1786 (note that the two younger stepchildren, Elizabeth Addison-per her husband William Brown-and Joseph Addison were co-sellers, either a property gift from their stepfather or in exchange for their father's land which Herman Gallman sold with wife Lucretia; and 40 acres sold to stepson Joseph Addison in 1789.]

Meeting of Friday 26 August 1774:
Read the following Petitions praying to have elapsed Plats certified viz

Herman Gallman 400 in Granville County
Source: Brent H. Holcomb, Petitions for land, Vol. VII: 1771-1774.

10 Dec 1773: Herman Gallman of Nobles Creek, Granvil County, miller and planter, to Fredrick Dubbert, Min'r of the Gospel, in Craven County, for £400 SC money, 200 acres, being the north east part of 450 acres granted to Henry Gallman deceased in Berkley County on Cannons Creek in the fork of Broad River adj. Adam Setzler, Nicholas Bundrick, Conrad Gallman (sold to Revd John Frederick Dubbert). Herman Gallman (Seal), Henry Gallman, George Stroub Jr.
Source: Brent H. Holcomb, Newberry Co SC Deed Abstracts, Deed Book A, pp. 40-41.

23 Sept 1774, Memorial: John White; 100 acres in Granville County on Mill Creek, branch of Stephens Creek, waters of Savannah River. Bounded NE by Moses Kirkland; SW by Saml. Robinson; SE by Haiman Gaulman; SW by said Gaulman; other sides vacant. Survey certified 15 Dec 1772; granted 7 May 1774. Quit rent in 2 years. Jno. Murphy, DS. [13-15:6]
Source: Motes & Motes, SC Memorials 1774-1776, p. 124.

12 Nov 1774, Memorial: James Barrington, 150 acres in Granville County on waters of Mill Creek and Stephens Creek. Bounded SE on Danl. Ellis; SW and NW on John White; SW on Herman Gallman. Survey certified 14 Apr 1773; granted 23 June 1774. Quit rent in 2 years. Jno. Murphy, DS. Delivered 9 Dec 1774 to Benjamin Bell. [13-100:5]
Source: Motes & Motes, p. 157.

15 & 16 Nov 1774, Lease & release: Benjamin Farar of Saxagotha Township, Berkley County, to Tacitus Gaillard of Parish of St. Mathew, for £10 SC money, 200 acres at Ninety Six on Ninety Six Creek granted to Thomas Brown 8 Dec 1744 and by the last wills of said Thomas Brown and Patrick Brown the said land descended to Richard Brown who by deed conveyed the same 22 May 1770 to said Benjamin Farar. Benjn. Farar (LS), Wit: Herman Gallman, Robert Martin. Proved by the oath of Robert Martain, 4 Dec 1774 before William Arthur, J.P. Recorded 3 May 1777.

13 Feb 1775, Memorial: John Bayly, 200 acres in Granville County on Rogers Creek, a branch of Horns Creek, waters of Savannah River. Bounded SW and NE on Allen Addison; NE by Harman Gallman; NE by Joseph Walker; SE by said Walker; NE by Bounty Land; NW and NE by Daniel Marshall. Survey certified 16 Jan 1773; granted 31 Aug 1774. Quit rent in 2 years. John Murphy, DS. Delivered 15 Nov 1784 to Lacon Ryan. [13-315:3]
Source: Motes & Motes, p. 244.

16 Feb 1775. Harmon Galman to Edward Mitchel, both of Horns Creek, Ninety Six Dist. SC for £50, sold 50 acres, being part of 400 acres originally granted 14 Sept 1775 to Harmon Galman on North side of Marshels Crek, adj. Jenkins Harris land that he sold to George Tillman; & John Gray, being the land he bought of said Harman Galman. S/ Harman Gallman. Wit: William Brown, Gasper Gallman, who swore by oath 6 Jul 1785 before John Herndon, J.P.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 41-2.

7 April 1775, Memorial. Herman Gallman, 400 acres in Granville Co. on Mill Creek, a branch of Stephens Creek, waters of Savannah River. Bounded NW and NE by Samuel Robinson; NW by Joseph Walker and Allen Addison; SW by said Addison, Danl. Rogers and Jenkins Harris; SE by said Harris; other sides vacant. Survey certified 26 Aug 1774; granted 30 Sept. 1774. Quit rent in 2 years. John Murphy, DS. Delivered 28 April 1775 to Benjamin Farar. [13-438:6]
Source: Motes & Motes, p. 293.

2 Dec 1776. Will of Henry Gallman, Saxegotha Township, Berkeley County, Planter. Wife Esther, Plantation where I live next to Jacob Moak, land in said township near Jacob Geiger and John Murff, land formerly belonging to John Gallman. Brothers: John, Herman, John Conrad and Casper Gallman. Sister Elizabeth Foust wife of Casper Foust. Mentions to Randolph Gallman son of John Gallman last mentioned piece of land. £50 to poor of this district. Executor wife, William Geiger. Witnesses: Frederick Glass, Jacob Mors [Morff/Murff], Jacob Mocray [Moak]. Done 2 Dec. 1776. Probate not recorded.
Will Book TT 1774-1778.

3 Oct 1782. Edgefield Co SC. Appraisal of Estate of Joseph Rice. Appraisers were: John Gray, Conrad Galman, Samuel Walker. Ninety Six District, Journal of the Court of Ordinary. Inventory Book, Will Book 1781-1786. [Heirs apparently include Harmon Gallman; requires verification.]

16 Feb 1785. Harmon Galman to Edward Mitchel, both of Horns Creek, Ninety Six Dist. SC for £50, sold 50 acres, being part of 400 acres originally granted 14 Sep 1775 to Harmon Galman on North side of Marshels Creek, adj. Jenkins Harris land that he sold to George Tillman and John Gray, being the land he bought of said Harman Galman. (s) Harman Gallman. Wit. William Brown, Gasper Gallman who swore by oath 6 Jul 1785 before John Herndon J.P.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Books 1-12, 1786-1796. Deed Book 3, pp. 341-5.

25 Jul 1785. Elijah Merry Bailey and Leah, his wife, of Camden Dist., SC to Harmon Golman of Edgefield Co. SC, for £60, sold 200 acres originally granted 31 Aug 1775, unto John Bailey, being on Rogers Creek a branch of Horns Creek of Savannah River, adj. SW and SE by Allen Addison, NE by Harmon Golman, NE and SE by Joseph Walker, NE by bounty land and NW and NE by Daniel Marshel. Said John Bailey is now dead and Elijah Merry Bailey as oldest brother and heir at law came in possession of land. (s) Elijah Mere Bayly, Leah Bayly. Wit. Bagwell Bayly, Caleb Bayly, Joseph Addison, who swore by oath 10 Oct 1793 before John Purvis, J.P. Recorded 15 July 1793.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Abstracts, pp. 112-3. Deed Book 8, pp. 266-73.

13/14 Feb 1786: Date of sale implied by document of 18 Feb 1797: Harman Gallman, William Brown [husband of Elizabeth Addison, daughter of Allen and Lucretia Addison], Joseph Addison [younger son of Allen and Lucretia Addison] and Lucretia Gallman [widow of Allen Addison] sell 160 acres of the Herman Gallman land-grant to Theodore Stark.

25 Nov 1786. Thomas Lehre, plat for 301 acres on waters of Horns Creek [Daniels Branch], Ninety Six District, surveyed by Robert Lang for William Brown. Adj. Lott Warren, Daniel Mashel [Marshall], Harman Gallman.

1 Apr 1789. Herman Gallman and wife Lucretia to Joseph Addison. Deed 1 April 1789, £50 SC money, part of two tracts, 100 acres in one on main road from Augusta to Island ford of Saluda adjoining John Addison's land, originally granted to John Rutledge being part of 200 acres originally granted to Allen Addison 20 April 1764, also forty acres adj afsd tract, John Grays land, John Bayly, being part of 400 acres originally granted to Herman. Wit James Brown, Wm Brown. Proven 30 Jun 1797 by James Brown. Rec. 30 Jun 1797.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 14, p. 50.

28 Aug 1789. An inventory of goods and chattles, rights and credits of late decd John Brown: Hamman Gallman Dr. [debtor?] to above estate for a horse decd. left with me which said Gallman sold. Recorded 28 Aug. 1789.
Source: Holcomb, Winton (Barnwell) Co SC Minutes of County Court & Will Book 1: 1785-1791, p. 149.

4 Nov 1790. Harman Galman & wife Lucretia to John Addison. L&R, 4 Nov 1790, £100 SC money, 250 acres in two tracts of land, one of 100 acres where sd John Addison now lives being part of 200 acres originally granted to Allen Addison containing 150 acres, near Fairhill on Horns Creek, 150 acres being part of 200 acres originally granted to John Bailey, at death of sd John Bailey fell to Elijahmerry Bailey his eldest surviving brother, and conveyed by L&R by Elijahmerry Bailey and and Leah his wife the 26 Jul 1785. Wit William Brown, Conrad Gallman. /s/ Harman Gallman, /s/ Lucretia Gallman. Proven 1797 by Conrad Gallman; Rd Tutt JP. Recorded 21 Oct. 1797. [Note: final transaction of Herman Gallman prior to leaving SC.]

8 Jul 1791. John Ryan to Benjamin Ryan, both of Edgefield Co. SC for the consideration of the sum of 4560 acres in GA, within 20 miles of the Rock Landing on Ocone River have sold 4560 acres, being of twelve tracts: (1) 100 acres granted 1 Feb 1786 unto Martha Ryan; (2) 150 acres granted 23 Jun 1774 unto James Barrentine, adj. Daniel Ellis; James Harris; John Ryan; Moses Kirkland; John White; & Harmon Galman at time of survey; …
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 56.

13 Jan 1791. James Thomas of Washington Co. GA to Jonathan Wightt of Edgefield Co, SC for £200, sold 307 acres, being part of two tracts on Horns Creek: (1) 250 acres granted 21 Jul 1769 unto said Thomas; & (2) 57 acres granted 26 Jul 1774 unto Lanclot Warren, who conveyed 27 May 1775 unto said Thomas & adj. Tilman, Coleman, & Aderson at time of survey. S/ James Thomas. Wit: Freemon Wightt, Benjamin Tenelle, James (+) West, who swore by oath 18 Jul 1791 before Joseph Hightower, J.P., Rcd. 20 Jul 1791.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 57.

8 Jul 1791. John Ryan to Benjamin Ryan, both of Edgefield Co. SC for the consideration of the sum of ____ 4560 acres in Ga, within 20 miles of the Rock Landing on Ocone River have sold 4560 acres, being of 12 tracts: (1) 100 acres granted 1 Feb 1786 unto Martha Ryan; 150 acres granted 23 Jun 1774 unto James Barrentine, adj Daniel Ellis; James Harris; John Ryan; Moses Kirkland; John White; & Harmon Galmon at time of survey….

30 May 1793. Benjamin Ryan, the second & Milla [Emilia Odum], his wife to John Ryan, both of Edgefield for £1060, sold 4560 acres being 12 tracts that was conveyed by L&R 8 & 9 Jul 1791 viz. (2) 150 acres originally granted James Barrentin 23 Jun 1774 adj. Daniel Ellis; James Harris; John Ryan; Moses Kirkland; John White: & Harmon Galmon at time of survey.

28 Aug 1793. John Addison to John Gray, both of Edgefield Co. SC for £50, sold 100 acres being part of 2 tracts (1) 10 acres being part of 200 acres originally granted 10 April 1764 unto Allen Adison, being on Horns Creek and land where Herman Gallman formerly lived; (2) 90 acres on Horns Creek being part of 200 acres originally granted 31 Aug 1774 unto John Bayly and at his death fell to Elijah Merry Bayly, his oldest brother and heir at law, who with his wife, Leah, sold to Harman Gallman, on 26 July 1785 and who with his wife, Lucretia, sold to John Addison on 5 Nov 1790. Said tract adj. Lands of William Brown, Samuel Marsh, and said John Addison. (s) John Addison. Wit. Josiah Grey, Samuel Marsh, who swore by oath 2 Sept. 1793 before Aquila Miles, J.P. EF Co., CT (??) Sept Term 1793: Amy Addison [daughter of John and Hannah Cogburn] wife of John relinquished dower and thirds before Richard Tutt, J.P. Recorded 2 Sep 1793.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Abstracts, p. 117. Deed Book 8, pp. 338-44.

1794-5. Washington County (GA): death notices in Augusta Chronicle for 1794-95: Herman Gallman.

18 Feb 1797. Theodore Stark to Samuel Marsh [minister of Horn's Creek Baptist Church from 1803-1819]. Deed, 18 Feb 1797. Whereas Harman Gallman, William Brown, Joseph Addison and Lucretia Gallman executrix of will of Harman Gallman (mistake-Allen Addison) decd by L&R date 13/14 Feb 1786 between them and Theodore Stark conveyed to sd Theodore Stark 160 acres on Horns Creek adj John Gray, public road from Augusta to Island Ford, to Da Carters line, to Thomas line, on land granted to Daniel Rogers, Mitchels line, Grays line, £99.12 paid by Samuel Marsh for land described above 160 acres. Name Allen Addison inserted by mistake as Gallman is now alive. Wit. Alexr B Stark, James Brown, John Addison. /s/ Theodore Stark. Proven 30 Jun 1797 by Jas Brown; Rd Tutt, JP. Rec. 30 Jun 1797. [Note: Edgefield clerk added "correction". However, Lucretia Addison Gallman was the administratrix of the estate of her late husband Herman Gallman (died in 1794) at the time of the Stark resale in 1797. In 1786, when she and Herman sold the property, she was not an administratrix of Gallman, nor an executrix of Addison, since Benjamin Bell was the executor of Addison's 1790 will.]

28 Sep 1797. John Addison to Samuel Marsh. Deed, 28 Sept 1797, £100, 150 acres on Horns Creek of Savannah River, being part of two tracts one granted to Allen Addison father of afsd John Addison, it being the part that fell to him by heirship, the other part was granted unto John Bailey and conveyed by Clejamiry (?) [Elijah Merry] Bailey after decease of John Bailey to Harman Coleman and from him to John Addison, tract adjoining Decosper, John Gray, Marshels Creek, Fair Hill tract. Wit Patsey (x) Stott, Abdell Stott. /s/ John Addison. Judge Arthur Simkins certifies relinquishment of dower by Amy Addison [Amy Cogburn, daughter of John and Hannah Cogburn, per their wills] wife of John Addison, 28 Sept 1797; Arthur Simkins; /s/ Amy Addison. Proven by Abdell (x) Stott; Arthur Simkins. Rec. 28 Sept 1797.

16 Feb 1798. John Ryan, yeoman, to Joseph Griffin, planter. Deed, 16 Feb, 1798, $128, 100 acres on Horns Creek bounding land laid out to Moses Kirkland, Samuel Robertson, Harman Gallman, originally granted unto John White, 7 May 1774, since conveyed from sd White to Solomon Lucas 1778, since conveyed by Lucus to William Maples 24 January 1785, and from Maples to John Ryan 2 July 1788. Wit: Abram Lucas, John Luas Jr. /s/ John Ryan. Judge Joseph Hightower certifies relinquishment of dower by Martha Ryan wife of within named John Ryan, 26 June 1798. /s/ Martha Ryan. Proven 30 June 1798 by Abram Lucas; Richard Tutt. Rec. 30 Jun 1798.

17 Oct 1798. Edgefield Co SC Book O, 1798, p. 343.
John Ryan to Joseph Griffin, Esq., land in Edgefield, on Horse Creek, laid out to Moses Kirkland, bounded by Samuel Robinson, Harmon Gallman, grant was originally made to John White, 7th May, 1774, from White since conveyed to Solomon Lucas, 17th of Oct. 1778, he to Wm. Naples, he to John Lyon [sic], in 1788 to Joseph Griffin.

10 Jan 1803. John Gray Senr. To Thomas Berry, for $100, 106 acres on Marshalls Creek being part of two tracts; 100 acres, part of 400 acres granted unto Harman Gallman and ten acres being part of 100 acres holden by Gosper Gallman, on Spring Branch, conveyed from John Caniday to John Gray, bounding E on Gosper Gallman, N on Samuel Marsh and Thomas Berry, W on Edward Mitchel and Sneads land, S on Sneeds land, commonly known by name of Grays Old Fields. Wit. Saml Marsh, Elizabeth Marsh. (s) John Gray Senr. Justice Arthur Simkins Certifies relinquishment of dower rights by Sarah Gray, wife of John Gray 25 Oct 1803. (s) Sarah (X) Gray. Proven 28 Mar 1803 by Samuel Marsh; Stephen Tillman JP. Recorded 28 Oct. 1803. Edgefield Deed Book 24, p. 93.


Documents related to stepchildren of Herman Gallman:

Addison Family of Edgefield SC

Births, Deaths and Sponsors 1717-1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex County VA:
16 Aug 1742: Bapt. Wm. Wrenn Northcross; sponsors Thos. Addison, Mary Addison
27 Aug 1742: Bapt. Lucretia Crew; sponsors Thos Addison, Mary Addison
14 Apt 1744: Bapt. Peter Mitchell; sponsors Thos. Addison
31 Aug 1746: Bapt. Amy Freeman; sponsors Allen Addison
14 Oct 1760: Bapt. Wm. Wrenn Northcross; sponsors John Addison

Brent H. Holcomb, Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals, Volume V: 1757-1765. Columbia SC: SCMAR, 1998.

p. 32: Meeting of Thursday A.M. 5 October 1758:
The following Petitions for Land, prolonging of Warrants and Certifying of Platts &ca addressed to His Excellency the Governor were presented and read Viz't

Allen Addison 250 On Santee or Wateree Rivers or Waters thereof
[Size of request indicates Addison plus wife and two children when he arrived in SC; therefore wife and oldest surviving child (John) were born in Sussex VA.]

p. 84: Meeting of Tuesday A.M. 4 May 1762:
To Certify Plats

Allan Addison 200 Stephen's Creek, survey'd for Fran's Brice
[Note: Plat for Francis Brice surveyed on Haw Creek, waters of Stevens Creek, Savannah River, on 12 Jan 1757; smaller size of plat-certification petition indicates that one child has died; Addison currently has a wife and one other dependent. Grant issued 7 May 1762; Memorial entered 5 Jun 1762. Note that a separate 200-acre petition by an Allen Addison for land in a different location is entered on 1 Mar 1763; since both petitions were granted, this suggests that two separate Allen Addisons settled in Edgefield Co SC during a similar time period. Haw Creek was a small waterway near the confluence of Cuffeetown and Hard Labor Creek. Addison sold 100 acres of this property in 1767 to Daniel Rogers and the other 100 acres to Charles Williams. On 13 Oct 1788, Rogers sold this land and his own adjacent 100 acres (granted 4 Jul 1789) to Samuel Stalnaker. The property was adjacent to that of the late (1728-1779) Benjamin Bell (executor of John Addison's 1770 will). Bell petitioned for 200 acres "on the waters of Savannah River" on 2 Nov 1762, petitioned to prolong his warrant on 4 Oct 1763. The plat for 200 acres in Cuffie Town (on Cuffeetown Creek) was laid out on 2 Apr 1764, adj. to "Allen Adderson". A date for the grant is not recorded. The family of Benjamin Bell had moved from Albemarle Parish, Sussex VA, at much the same time as the family of Allen Addison, which may be why they chose adjoining plats in Edgefield.]

Ordered that…no Grant do pass unto Allen Addison on the Plat to be certified to him, till six months from the date of the late advertisement, concerning elapsed Plats & Fiats is expired.

p. 108: Meeting of Tuesday A.M. 1 March 1763:
The following Petitions for Warr'ts of Survey of Land, and for Certifying Elapsed Plats were presented & read Viz't

Allen Addison 200 Ditto ["On Santee or Savannah Rivers or the waters y'rof]

pp. 151-2: Meeting of Thursday A.M. 6 March 1764:
The following Petitions for Warrants of Survey of lands, prolonging warrants & certifying Platts, were presented & read

Allen Addison 200 on Savannah River

Samuel Robertson 100 in Granville county survey'd by Allen Addison [Note: several other surveys during the 1760's are reported to have been conducted by surveyor Allen Addison.]

p. 239: Meeting of Thursday 4 April 1765:
The following Petitions for Grants to Pass altho the Fiats were Elapsed were also Presented and read Viz

Allen Addison 200 Daniels Creek
[Plat dated 11 Apr 1763; grant on Daniels Creek dated 25 Apr 1765; Memorial on 26 Jun 1765. Disposition of property: Allen Addison left it to his widow Lucretia per his Saxegotha will dated 28 Nov 1770; Lucretia and second husband Herman Gallman sold 100 acres of it to her son Joseph on 1 Apr 1789; sold the other 100 acres to her son John on 4 Nov 1790.]

p. 259: Meeting of Tuesday 6 August 1765:
To Certifie Platts

Allen Addison 100 Craven County
[Grant identified as Stephens Creek, Granville County, dated 27 Sep 1765; Memorial dated 9 Oct 1765. Additional 100 acres indicates that two additional (surviving) children were born between 1762 and 1765. Disposition of property: descended to son John Addison "by heirship"; he sold it to Rev. Samuel Marsh (soon to be minister of Horn's Creek Baptist Church) on 28 Sep 1797.]

Book I-3, p. 154, 28 & 29 Apr 1767, L & R. Allen Addison, planter, to Daniel Rodgers, planter, for £100 SC money, 200 a. in Granville Co., near a branch of Steven's Creek on Haw Creek, the waters of Savannah River; bounding on all sides on vacant land; granted 7 May 1762 by Gov. Thomas Boone to Addison. Witnesses: Joseph (his mark) White, Nathan White, Mary (her mark) Jalley. Before Lewis Powell, J.P., 31 Dec 1767. Recorded 23 February 1768 by Fenwicke Bull, Register.
Source: Langley, Vol. IV, p. 5.

Charleston Will Book, 1761-1771, pages 39-41. Jesse Goodwyn. Will signed May 11, 1767, filed June 9, 1767. Estate papers list a large number of persons from whom Goodwyn held notes and bonds, including Allen Addison. Most of Goodwyn's real estate was located in St. Mark's Parish, Craven County (lower Richland Co. around Raiford's Creek, across the Congaree River from Saxegotha), an area where Addison is attested as a property owner adjacent to Jesse Goodwyn.
Source: Green, History of Richland County, pp. 207-8.

Book C-4, pp. 363-368, 31 May & 1 June 1769, L & R. Allen Addison, planter, & Lucretia his wife, to Charles Williams, planter, both of Granville Co., for £300 currency, 100 a. in Granville Co., on a branch of Savannah River called Coffe Town or Stepney [sic: Stephens] Creek; bounding SE on Francis Brice; other sides on vacant land; as by plat by Patrick Calhoun, D.S., dated 6 Aug. 1765; with the dwelling house, mill, & other buildings. Witnesses: Drurey (Drurier) Napier, Lawn [sic: Lacon] (his mark) Ryan. Before John Purves, J.P., on 26 Dec. 1769. Recorded 20 Apr. 1773 by Henry Rugeley, Register.
Source: Langley, Vol. IV, p. 301.

28 Nov 1770. Charleston Will Book VV, page 91. Will of Allen Addison (date of signature; probate date not mentioned). Allen Addison, "now of Saxegotha Township," names wife Lucretia and minor children Joseph, John and Elizabeth. Lucretia is left the "Plt'n on Stephen's Creek". Witnesses: Wm. Bell, John Conrad Gallman, Thomas Lennon. Executor: Benjamin Bell. Codicil added the next day mentions that children are to inherit his property in Virginia.

Book Y-3, pp. 195-198, 11 & 12 June 1771, L & R. John Anderson, of Ga., & Margaret (her mark) his wife, to Henry Boyd, of SC, for £250 currency, 250 a. in Craven Co., bounding SW on Jesse Goodwyn, Allen Addison, & James Girald; S & SE on 1 Tucker; N on heirs of Richard Jackson; NE on James McKelvey; which land was granted Samuel Lyons; who by L&R dated 15 & 16 Nov. 1750 sold to John Anderson; who mortgaged the land to Thomas Corker, merchant, of Charleston, the L & R original grant & plat being placed in Corker's hands. Witnesses: Wallis Jones, John (his mark) Hixon. Before LeRoy Hammond, J.P., on 13 June 1771. Recorded 27 Jan. 1772 by Henry Rugeley, Register.
Source: Langley, Vol. IV, p. 226.

Book A-4, pp. 94-99, 22 & 23 May 1772, L & R. Henry Boyd, planter, to John Boyd, planter, both of St. Marks Parish, Craven Co., for £800 currency, 200 a. in St. Marks Parish, bounding N on heirs of Henry Snelling (formerly Richard Jackson) & Elizabeth Verditty; W on Elizabeth Verditty & on 50 a. originally granted with the 200 a. on 20 May 1747 to Samuel Lynes; SW on Jesse Goodwin, Allen Addison & James Gerard. Witnesses: Edward Hughes, Jacob Remington. Before John Remington, J.P. Recorded 2 Sept. 1772 by Henry Rugeley, Register.
Source: Langley, Vol. IV, p. 254.

15 July 1774. Daniel Rogers: 200 acres in Granville County near a branch of Stevens Creek on a small spring emptying into a branch called Haw Creek, waters of Stevens Creek and Savannah River. Bounded by vacant land at time of survey. Originally granted 7 May 1762 to Allen Addison, and conveyed by him to the memorialist by L & R 28 and 29 Apr. 1767. Daniel (X) Rogers. [12-508:3]
Source: Motes & Motes, p. 99.

13 Oct 1788: Daniel Rogers to Samuel Stalnaker, both of Edgefield Co. SC for £140, sold 200 acres, being part of two surveys: (1) 100 acres originally granted 7 May 1762 unto Allen Addison; & (2) 100 acres originally granted 4 Jul 1789 unto Daniel Rogers, being on Haw Creek of Stephens Creek of Savannah River, adj. Allen Addison & Benjamin Bells. S/ Daniel (+) Rogers. Wit: Gabriel Tutt, James Tutt, who swore by oath 10 Apr 1789 before Benj. Tutt, J.P.
Source: Hendrix, p. 40.

14 Jul 1789. Letters of Adm. Re Joseph Addison estate granted Elizabeth Addison, his widow. Bond £500. S: Wm. Brown [brother-in-law of Joseph], Seth Howard, Bartlett Brown, James Brown [son-in-law of John Conrad Gallman]. Edgefield Ct. Met 14 Jul 1789. Min. Bk. Pg. 252.
Oct 1789. Joseph Addison-Dec'd. Edgefield Min. Bk. Pg. 270 Oct Ct. 1789. Appr. George Miller, Fred Tilman, Stephen Tilman, James Cobbs.

28 Aug 1793: John Addison to John Gray, both of Edgefield Co. SC for £50, sold 100 acres being part of 2 tracts (1) 10 acres being part of 200 acres originally granted 20 Apr 1764 unto Allen Adison being on Horns Creek & land where Herman Gallman formerly lived; (2) 90 acres on Horns Creek being part of 200 acres originally granted 31 Aug 1774 unto John Bayly & at his death fell to Elijah Merry Bayly, his oldest brother & heir at law who with his wife Leah sold to Harmon Gallman 26 Jul 1785 & who with his wife Lucretia sold to John Addison 5 Nov 1790. Said tract adj. lands of William Brown, Samuel Marsh, & said John Addison. S/ John Addison. Wit: Josiah Grey, Samuel Marsh, who swore by oath 2 Sep 1793 before Aquila Miles, J.P.
EF Co. Ct. Sep term 1793: Amy Addison, wife of John, relinquished dower & thirds before Richard Tutt, J.P. Rcd. 2 Sep 1793. [Note: Amy Addison was the daughter of John and Hannah Cogburn, per their wills.]
Source: Hendrix, p. 117.

Jan 1795. John Addison-Apt'd Overseer of Road from Edgefield Court House to Horn's Creek in the room of Caspar Gallman, excused. Edgefield Ct. Min. Jan. 1795.

28 Sep 1797. John Addison to Samuel Marsh. Deed, 28 Sept. 1797, £100, 150 acres on Horns Creek of Savannah River, being part of two tracts one granted to Allen Addison father of afsd John Addison, it being the part that fell to him by heirship, the other part was granted unto John Bailey and conveyed by Clejamiry (?) (Elijah Merry) Bailey after decease of John Bailey to Harman Coleman and from him to John Addison, tract adjoining Decosper, John Gray, Marshels Creek, Fair Hill tract. Wit Patsey (x) Stott, Abdell Stott. /s/ John Addison, 28 Sept 1797; Arthur Simkins; /s/ Amy Addison. Proven by Abdell (x) Stott; Arthur Simkins. Rec. 28 Sept 1797.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Books 13, 14, 15; p. 67. Transcribed by Reba Murphey.

11 Feb 1806. From journal of Capt. John Ryan: date of death of Cresy Gallman, wife of Harmon Gallman.

14 Dec 1827. Will of John Addison (Box 1 Pack 3. Probate Judge Office, Edgefield SC). Gives youngest son James Madison Addison $300. "It is my desire that the balance of my est. be equally divided between the balance of my chn. Joseph B. Addison, Patsy Howard, Harriett Martin, Benjamin Addison, Tresa [sic: Teresa] Addison, John A. Addison, Samuel Addison and David Addison. Executors, Joseph R ___, Benjamin Addison. Wit: David Ford, Sampson H. Butler, A.B. Addison. Rec: 17 Jan 1829.


II. John Conrad Gallman

John Conrad Gallman. "Issued the 16th July 1785 to Curry Goldman for forty Seven Lib U pound fourteen Shillings and one penny for Militia Duty as Sergeant also for Provisions Supplyed as Per account audited Principal £49..14..1 annual Interest £3..6..9. This Indent is lost and No. 979 Lib B issued in Lieu thereof." "He served as a Sergeant in the Militia and supplied provisions before and after the fall of Charleston. A.A. 2642; U620. Account Audited (File No. 2642) of claims growing out of the American Revolution.

Paybill for Capt. John Ryan's Company who did Duty in the Camps near Stono on horse back by orders of General Williamson from the 20th of April till the 12th of July 1779:
Capt. John Ryan
Lieut. Lacon Ryan
[Pvt.] Gunrod Coleman 89 days @ 4 (?) day 178
[Pvt.] Gasper Coleman 60 days @ 4 (?) day 120

16 Sep 1769. Benjamin Grubb, Memorial for 263 acres on Broad River, Craven County. Adj. Vallata Gasman, Hans Philip Simerly, Conrad Gallman, Andrew Dominy.

6 Aug 1771. John Conrad Gallman of Saxegotha Township, Gentleman, to John Gallman, for £750 two tracts of 200 acres and whereon the said John Conrad Gallman resided, now to John Gallman. Signed John Conrad Gallman. Wit Thom Lennon, Henry Gallman, Michel Carle [Corley]. Proved by Henry Gallman 11 Sept. 1771 before Henry Patrick, Esq. J.P. for Berkley Co. Recorded Orangeburg District Book 8 pp. 1-4, 24 Aug. 1803. Sam. P. Jones Regr. SC Magazine of Ancestral Research Vol. VIII (3), 1980. Records from Burnt Counties, Abstracts of Lexington Deeds.

6 Aug 1771. John Conrad Gallman of Saxegotha Township, Gentleman, to John Gallman, for £750. Whereas on 17 Sept. 1736 a grant of 350 acres was granted to Jacob Coleman dec., and after the decease of the said Jacob Coleman, partition was made between his children and 100 acres became the property of Capt. Henry Gallman, deceased, one of the sons of the said Jacob Coleman, and whereon the said Captain Henry Gallman resided, and on 14 May 1752 a certain plantation was granted to said Capt. Henry Gallman, 100 acres adjacent Jacob Coleman, Heirs of James Hopkins, Patrick Brown, and whereas the said Capt. Henry Gallman departed this life, but before his decease made his last will and testament on 28 [sic: 25] Dec. 1765 and by which he bequeathed to his sons the said John Conrad Gallman and Gasper Gallman, two tracts of 200 acres and whereon the said John Conrad Gallman resided, now to John Gallman. Signed John Conrad Gallman 11 Sep. 1771 before Henry Patrick, Esq., J.P. for Berkley Co. Recorded Orangeburg District Book 8 pp 1-4, 24 Aug. 1803. Sam. P. Jones Regr. SC Magazine of Ancestral Research Vol VIII (3), 1980. Records from Burnt Counties, Abstracts of Lexington Deeds.

10 Dec 1773: Conrad Gallman of Nobles Creek [=Horns Creek in Edgefield Co], Granvil County, planter, to Fredrick Dubber, Min'r of the Gospel, for £200 SC money, 125 acres, being the middle part of a tract of 450 acres granted to Henry Gallman, deceased, in Berkley County on Cannons Creek in the fork of Broad & Saludy Rivers adj. Land of Adam Setzler, John Fredrick Dubbert, George Hughes, Gosper Gallman. John Conrad Gallman (Seal), Wit: John Gallman [oldest brother of Herman, Conrad and Gasper Gallman], Johannas [Johannes] Murff (X).
Source: Brent H. Holcomb, Newberry Co SC Deed Abstracts, Deed Book A, pp. 40-41.

3 Oct 1782. Edgefield Co SC. Appraisal of Estate of Joseph Rice. Appraisers were: John Gray, Conrad Galman, Samuel Walker. Ninety Six District, Journal of the Court of Ordinary. Inventory Book, Will Book 1781-1786. [Mentions bequest to Harmon Gallman.]

14 Aug 1784. Will of Lacon Ryan, Abbeville Will Box 79 Pack 1942. Exrs: brothers John and Benjamin Ryan, Arthur Simkins. Witn: Saml Walker, Conrad Gallman, Robt Bartlett. Wife Margaret Ryan [later married Wm. Harden]. Children: Benjamin, Sarah [Sarah/Sally married George B. Moore; he died in 1806, then she married Benjamin Gallman, son of Gasper and Jemima Gallman]. Father Benjamin Ryan, Sr. Bequests to Peter Hilliard, 2 children Nancy and William Hilliard. Inventory 8 Feb 1786 by Isaac Foreman, Samuel Walker, Conrad Gallman. Abstracts of 96 District and Abbeville Wills and Bonds.

11 Apr 1786. Deed from Isaac Kirkland to James Walker proved by Samuel Walker and Conrad Galman. Edgefield County SC: Minutes of the County Court 1785-95.

2 May 1786. Newberry Co SC. Release (preceded by Lease) Casper Gallman of Edgefield Co. SC to Phillip Sligh, Planter, of Newberry Co. SC 125 acres (being Northwest part of the 450 acre tract originally granted to said Henry Gallman Sr. by grant under the hand of James Glyn Esq. Being the 29 Nov 1750 Duly Recorded in Grant book MM) on both sides of Cannon Creek beginning on division line of said Casper Gallman and Frederick Dowber [Dubbert, DuBard], running along said line N. of creek to a post oak, thence to the beginning. Consideration £50 sterling. Gasper Gallman. Witnesses: John Levingston (by mark).

30 Oct 1786. John Walker, plat for 182 acres on Marshalls Branch, Ninety Six District, surveyed by Robert Lang for Lott Warren. Adj. Robert Lang, D. Mazyek [sic: Mazyck], Nathaniel White, John Carter, Conrad Galman.

1789? Michael Buckhalter to Penix Howlet, both of Edgefield Co. SC for £50, sold 100 acres originally granted 24 Jan 1761 to Chatharine Hoffmanner [sic: Catherine Hoffman] in Granville Co. on both sides of Hornes Creek of Stevens Creek adj. NE by Frederick Dubber & vacant lands. Said land conveyed by Catherine Hoffmanner to John Conrad Gallman by L&R. S/ Michael (MB) Buckhalter. Wit: Drury Murphey, John Buckhalter, Robert Lang, who swore by oath 11 Sep 1789 before Aquila Miles, J.P. Rcd. (no date).
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 158.

22 Sep 1790. Lott Warren of GA to Isaac Foreman of Edgefield Co SC for £50, sold 100 acres originally granted 5 Jun 1786 unto said Warren on Horns Creek of Stephens Creek, adj. Daniel Marshel; Nathan White & Jno Conrad Coleman at the time of survey. S/ Lott Warren, Rebecca (X) Warren, his wife. Wit: Jno Graves, Travis Hill, who swore by oath 11 Oct 1790 before Arthur Simkins, J.P.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 47-8.

30 Nov 1791. John Gray, plat for 126 acres on waters of Marshels Creek [branch of Horn's Creek], Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, surveyed by Robert Lang. Adj. William Brown, John Mallet, Conrod Galman.

13 Apr 1792. Deed of Gift: John Thomas, Planter of Edgefield Co. SC to his children, Mattee Thomas, daughter, Silas Thomas & Howel Thomas, sons, for love & affection & 35 shillings, to Mattee Thomas, all my household furniture, 5 head of neat cattle; To Howel Thomas, 5 head neat cattle. S/ John Thomas. Wit: Silas Sellers, Conrad Gallman, who swore by oath 5 May 1792 before Richard Tutt, J.P. Rcd. 5 May 1792. [Note: Thomas Sellers and sons Howell and Silas are contemporary residents of Edgefield; names of the Thomas sons suggest a Sellars marriage.]
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 80.

16 Apr 1792. Bill of Sale: Conrad Gallman of Edgefield Co. SC to John Olliphant for £50, sold one negroe man named Toney. S/ Conrad Gallman. Wit: John Frazier, who swore by oath 5 May 1792 before Richard Tutt, J.P. Rcd. 5 May 1792.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 80.

16 Aug 1794. Richard H. Homan, plat for 116 acres on Horns Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, surveyed by Robert Lang for Conrod Gallman on September 7, 1785. Adj. Nathan White, Will Brown, John Carter.

21 Oct 1794. Samuel Mays, Sheriff, to Conrad Galman…Whereas John Smith of Fairfield Co. SC obtained a judgement against Kemp Tolifere Strawther & Henry Hunter for £81 & a writ was issued 12 Apr 1792 attested by David Evins & The Sheriff in obedience to writ seized 600 acres in Edgefield Co. on Log Creek adj. Arthur Simkins, Esq., John Youngblood, Lewis Youngblood, & Samuel Landrum & advertised said lands 1 Mar 1794 & toward satisfaction, sold at public auction to last & highest bidder, Conrad Galman. S/ S. Mays, Sheff., Edgefield Co. Wit: Thomas Butler, J. Hatcher, who swore by oath 6 Jul 1795 before R. Tutt, J.P. Rcd. 6 Jul 1795.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 212.

28 Jan 1795. Thomas Sellers, Planter to Howell Sellers, Planter, both of Edgefield Co. SC for £10, sold 123 acres, being part of 2 tracts; (1) 114 acres being the lower side of 193 acres originally granted 3 Apr 1786 on waters of Log Creek of Turkey Creek adj. Thomas McGinnes, Wescoats, John Youngblood; (2) 9 acres being part of land originally granted Thomas McGinnes on Log Creek. S/ Thomas Sellers. Wit: James Brown [later a son-in-law of John Conrad Gallman], Conrad Gallman, who swore by oath 6 Jul 1795 before Richard Tutt, J.P. Rcd. 6 Jul 1795.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 214.

Jan 1796. Tyree and Mary Fyke to Gaspar Gallman land by Daniel Parker, John Gray, Samuel Walker. Witn: James Brown, Howell Sellers, Conrad Gallman. Edgefield Deed Book 12, p. 526-7.

9 May 1797. John Youngblood to Conrad Gallman. Deed, 9 May 1797, £60, 220 acres granted sd Youngblood 5 Jun 1786 by Gov Wm Moultrie. Wit Thomas McDaniel, James Brown. /s/ John (x) Youngblood. Judge Arthur Simkins certifies release of dower by Catherine Youngblood wife of John Youngblood, 18 Sep 1797. /s/ Catherine (x) Youngblood. Proven date above by Jas Brown; Arthur Simkins. Rec 7 Oct 1797.
Source: Well, Edgefield Deed Book 14, p. 64.

5 Jun 1797. Conrad Gallman to James Brown [husband of Conrad's daughter Martha]. Deed, 5 Jun 1797, £35 sterling, 180 acres part of tract sold to satisfy a judgment obtained by John Smith against Kemp T Strawther and Henry Hunter recorded in book N p. 225, bounding on Judge Simkins and Landrums land and dwelling house on Log Creek. Wit John (+) Youngblood, Jacob Youngblood, Jacob Youngblood Jr. /s/ Conrad Gallman. Judge Arthur Simkins certifies relinquishment of dower by Susannah Gallman wife of Conrad Gallman, 18 Sept 1797. Proven by John Youngblood; Arthur Simkins. Rec 13 Nov 1797.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 14, p. 76.

14 Nov 1801. William Forbes Taylow of Campbellton, merchant, to Frederick Tillman, planter. Deed, 14 Nov 1801, $485, two tracts originally granted to John Walker; one tract surveyed for Lott Warren on 24 Sep 1785 and granted to sd Walker 4 Dec 1786 containing 182 acres on Marshalls branch bounded at survey by Daniel Mazyck, Mathew White, Conrad Gallman. The other tract of 260 acres on Beaver dam Creek of Turkey Creek. 2 Nov 1801, Rd Tutt C.C.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 21, p. 84.

7 Dec 1806. Conrod Gallman to David Burnes, Deed, for five hundred dollars, two hundred ten acres being part of six hundred acres originally granted to (blank) and sold by Samuel Mays, Sheriff, in 1794 to Conrod Gallman, lying on Log Creek, bounded N by Arthur Simkins Esq., W. by John Youngblood, S. by Louis Youngblood, E. by Samuel Landrum. Wit. Willis Darby, E. Whatley. (S) Conrad Gallman. Justice William Nibbs certifies the relinquishment of dower rights by Susannah Gallman wife of Conrad Gallman, 5 Jan 1807; (s) Susannah Gallman. Proven 5 Jan 1807, by Edmond Whatley; Rd Tutt C C. Rec. 5 Jan 1807. Carol Wells, Abstracts of Edgefield Deeds, p. 35. Deed Book 27, p. 366.

1817, Jasper Co. GA. This indenture made the twenty fifth day of December eighteen hundred and Seventeen between Alexander Berryhill of the one part of the State of Georgia and John Gallman both of the aforesaid State and County. Witnesseth that he the said Alexander Berryhill for and in consideration of the sum of Eight Hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said John Gallman at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained, sold released and confirmed unto the said John Gallman his heirs and assignes all the tract or parcel of land being in the County of Jasper distinguished by Lot No. Fifty One containing One Hundred One and One Fourth Acres more or less in the Fifteenth District of Baldwin Now Jasper County adjoining Lot No. Forty. To have and to hold the said lot or tract of land together with all and singular the right and members, appurtenances thereof whatsoever to the said John Gallman his heirs and assigns forever. And the said Alexander Berryhill does hereby warrant and defend the right and title of the aforesaid tract or parcel of land against lawful claim or claims of himself his heirs and all & every other person whomsoever unto the said John Gallman his heirs and assigns forever in fee simple. Witnesseth whereof Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of us. Alexander Berryhill (Seal). Test: Silas Gallman, Jesse Gallman. Acknowledged before me 25th Dec'r 1817. Sherwood Malone, J.P. Recorded Jan'y 2'd 1818. J. Willson, Clk.
[Note: Alexander Berryhill purchased Lot No. Fifty One from his father, John Berryhill, on 23 Aug 1817; the Justice of the Peace in Baldwin/Jasper County was J(ohn) A(nderson) Fairchild (b. 1791 in SC, son of William Fairchild and Sarah Brooks), brother-in-law of Silas Gallman.]

25 Apr 1818. Ann Sibell Tillman, widow, to George Tillman, Deed 25 Apr 1818, Five hundred one dollars, two tracts originally granted John Walker one surveyed for Lott Warren 24 Sep 1785 and granted to sd Walker on 4 Dec 1786, 182 acres on Marshalls branch and adj at time of survey Dr. Daniel Mazyck, Nathan White, Conrod Gallman. The other tract surveyed for sd John Walker 31 Oct 1786 and granted 1 Feb 1790, by original survey 260 acres on Beaverdam Creek of Turkey Creek and bounded at time of survey by John Frazier, John Carter, Mazyck, Samuel Marsh, Burns, and (name lost in binding) Robers, and reserving out of last 200 acres about 40 acres lying between Frazier land and Starks old road… Proven 2 Jun 1818 by Fielding Reynolds; M Mims CCP. Rec 2 Jun 1818.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 35, p. 77.

1828, Henry County GA Deed Book A, p. 90, p. 567.
Elias Landrum of Putnam Co. sold to John Gallman on July 19, 1828 for the sum of $300, 202 ½ acres, Dist. 6, Lot #86, recorded July 21, 1828. Wit: David Crim, Thomas D. Johnson, J.P.

Family of Gunrood Goleman, per 1790 Edgefield SC census:
1 male 16+, 4 males <16, 3 females, 3 slaves

Family of John C. Golmon, per 1800 Edgefield SC census: (p. 187B, adj. Morris Callahan)
3 males <10, 1 male 10<16, 1 male over 45; 1 female <10, 1 female 26-45; 5 slaves
[Identity uncertain, because location does not appear to be on Horn's Creek.]

John Conrad Gallman (b. ~1747 in Saxegotha SC; d. 1 Mar 1829 in Henry Co GA; will signed 13 Apr 1821, proven 5 Nov 1832) married Susannah (surname unknown) in Edgefield Co SC. She died 10 Jun 1832 in Henry Co GA. Her surname is not documented, but she is likely to be a Sellars, sister of the Jemima Sellars who married John Conrad's brother Gasper Gallman. John Conrad's eldest son (John) named his eldest daughter Susannah, and named a son Thomas Sellers. John Conrad's third son Jesse named a daughter Susan Sellers Gallman (married John Simpson Cooper in MS on 18 Mar 1835), and the middle name Sellers recurs among later Gallman children. John Conrad's will was dated 13 Apr 1821 in Henry Co GA, probated 5 Nov 1832. Eldest son John was executor.

Children:

1. Martha, b. 5 Jun 1775 in Edgefield SC (identified as "oldest child" in later documents), d. 14 Jan 1859 in Henry Co GA. She married James A. Brown on 15 Jun 1791 in Edgefield SC. He was born 23 Sep 1767 in NC, died 15 May 1821 in Jasper Co GA.

2. John, b. ~1777 in Edgefield SC, d. 11 Sep 1843 in Henry Co GA. Married Elizabeth (surname unknown), who died 27 Dec 1833 in Henry Co GA. [Name written as John in GA records, but John C. Gallman in Lawrence Co MS tax records, so presumably a John Conrad Jr.]

3. Silas, b. ~1780 in Edgefield SC, d. 1832-3 in Hinds Co MS (buried Palestine Baptist Cemetery, Raymond MS). Married Martha (Patsy) Fairchild on 28 Feb 1811 in Baldwin Co GA. She was born 12 Jan 1794 in GA, died 18 Mar 1852 in Hinds Co MS. She second-married Jonathan Catching on 24 Dec 1833. Both are buried in the J. Catchings cemetery in Hinds Co MS.

4. Jesse, b. Edgefield Co SC; d. 1850 in Hinds Co MS. Married Mary Fairchild in GA by ~1814; she died 5 Apr 1832, buried Palestine Baptist Cemetery, Hinds Co MS. Jesse second-married Rebecca Phillips in Hinds Co MS on 14 Jan 1834. Rebecca may be the widow of William Phillips, since both William and Rebecca were admitted to Palestine Baptist Church on the same date.

5. Dianah, b. ~1790 in Edgefield SC; d. 1855 in Coosa Co AL. Married Jesse Martin Stanley on 28 Nov 1810 in Baldwin Co GA.

6. Haney, b. ~1796 in Edgefield Co SC, d. 1853 in Henry Co GA. Married Edith Stanley on 13 Jan 1820 in Jasper Co GA.

7. James, b. ~1799 in Edgefield Co SC, d. 1854 in Coosa Co AL. Married Nancy Stanley on 2 Dec 1818 in Jasper Co GA.

IV. Gasper Gallman

Gasper Gallman was born in 1749 in Saxegotha SC, died 24 Sep 1819 in Edgefield Co SC. He married Jemima Sellars, born in NC. She died 17 Nov 1827 in Edgefield Co SC.

Gasper Gallman. Roster of SC Patriots in American Revolution, p. 340. "He served in the Militia before and after the fall of Charleston and provided provisions for Militia use." Patriot Supp. Index A.A. 2640, A.A. 2928B; U621 SC Indents N621, "Lib U issued the 16th July 1785 to Gasper Goldman for thirty nine pound nineteen Shillings and ten pence for Militia Duty also for provisions per account audited. Principal £39..19.10 annual Interest £2..15.11." Gasper Gallman, account audited (File No. 2640) of claims growing out of the American Revolution.
[See John Conrad Gallman entry for service at Battle of Stono.]

2 May 1786. Casper Gallman of Edgefield County, SC, to Philip Sligh, planter, of Newberry County, by grant dated 29 Nov 1750 to Henry Gallman Sen'r, 450 acres in the fork of Saludy & Broad Rivers on Cannons Creek, recorded in Grant Book MM, now for £50 sterling, conveyed 125 acres, being that northwest part of the above s'd 450 acres on both sides Cannons Creek, adj. Casper Gallman, Frederick Dowber. Gosper Gallman (Seal), Wit: John Levinston (IL).
Source: Brent Holcomb, Newberry Co SC Deed Abstracts, Deed Book A, pp. 117-118.

10 Oct 1788. Thomas McGinnes to Thomas Sellars [father-in-law of Gasper Gallman], Planters of Edgefield Co. SC, for 42 pounds…sold 100 acres granted 13 Feb 1768 to him, being on Log Creek of Savannah River, adj. Ebenezer Westcoat. S/ Thomas McGinnes. Wit: Howel Sellers, Silas Sellers, who swore by oath 13 Oct 1786 before Russell Wilson, J.P.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 37.

23 Dec 1790. Bill of Sale: Nicholas Dillard to Casper Gallmon sold one negroe man named Jeffre. S/ Nicholas Dillard. Wit: Phillip Dillard, Conrad Galman, who swore by oath 9 Jul 1791 before Arthur Simkins, J.E.C. Rec. (torn)
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 53.

18 May 1793. Edgefield Deed Book 9, p. 209-215. Winfrey Whitlock and Elizabeth his wife to Daniel Parker, both of Edgefield…96 acres being part of a tract of land originally granted to Andrew McGilton being on south side of Horns Creek, whereon the said Parker now lives and adj. Samuel Walker's mill, John Ryan, Gasper Gallmon and Tery (or Tyree) Fike. Wit: A. Lucas.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 134.

1794. Tyree Fyke to Samuel Walker, both of Edgefield Co. SC for £100, sold 8 ares being part of 2 tracts; (1) 6 acres being part of original grant Majillion being the land where said Fyke now lives being on Horse Creek adj. Samuel Walker's Grist Mill; (2) 2 acres being part also of a tract granted Majillon joining the fork of Horns Creek & the main road that leads to Edgefield Courthouse to Augusta. S/ Tyre (X) Fyke. Wit: Daniel Parker, Gasper Gallman, who swore by oath 2 Jun 1794 before Nathaniel Abney, J.P.
Jun Term 1794: Mrs Sarah Fyke, wife of Tyre, relinquished dower. Rcd. 2 Jun 1794.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 143.

28 Jan 1795. Thomas Sellers [father-in-law of Gasper Gallman], Planter to Howell Sellers, Planter, both of Edgefield Co. SC for 10 pounds, sold 123 acres, being part of 2 tracts; (1) 114 acres being the lower side of 193 acres originally granted 3 Apr 1786 on waters of Log Creek of Turkey Creek adj. Thomas McGinnes, Wescoats, John Youngblood; (2) 9 acres being part of land originally granted Thomas McGinnes on Log Creek. S/ Thomas Sellers. Wit: James Brown [son-in-law of Conrad Gallman], Conrad Gallman, who swore by oath 6 Jul 1795 before Richard Tutt, J.P. Rcd. 6 Jul 1795.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Books, p. 214.

Jan 1796. Fire [Tyree] Fike & Mary Fike to Gasper Gallman, all of Edgefield Co. SC for valuable consideration, sold 85 acres being of 2 tracts; (1) 50 acres &; (2) 35 acres adj. each other & Gallman, Daniel Parker, John Gray & Samuel Walker. S/ Mary (X) Fike, Fire (his X) Fike. Wit: James Brown [son-in-law of John Conrad Gallman], Howell Sellers [brother of wife of Gasper Gallman], Conrad Gallman [brother of Gasper Gallman], who swore by oath 25 Jan 1796 before Arthur Simkins, J.C.E.
Source: Hendrix, Edgefield Deed Book 12, p. 236.

6 Jan 1798. John Addison to Gasper Gallman. Receipt, 6 Jan 1798. Gasper Gallman paid in full $400 for Negro fellow Peter. Wit Samuel Marsh, David Donaldson. /s/ John Addison. Proven 6 Jan 1798 by David Donaldson; Richard Tutt J.P. Recorded 6 Jan 1798.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 15, p. 80.

10 Apr 1802. John Jones & wife Ruthey to Gosper Gallman. Bill of Sale, 10 Apr 1802, $400. Negro wench of yellow complexion named Jude about 24 years of age. Wit Benj Gallman, John Gallman. /s/ John Jones, /s/ Ruthey Jones. Proven 10 April 1802 by Benjamin Gallman; John Spann J.P. Rec 19 May 1802.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 22, p. 121. [Note: if John Gallman is another son of Gasper Gallman, he did not survive his father. John Conrad Gallman's oldest son John was old enough to be the other witness.]

15 Apr 1811. Stephen Tillman Sr., plat for 10 acres on Marshals Creek [branch of Horn's Creek], Edgefield District, surveyed by Stephen Tillman. Adj. Gasper Gallman, Mrs. Sneed, H. Gallman, Elizabeth Shaak.

9 Sep 1818. James Parker to Gasper Gallman, Deed 9 Sep 1818, six hundred dollars, 96 acres on Horns Creek originally granted to Andrew McGitton. Wit Christopher Vanner, Jesse Bettis, B Reid. /s/ James (x) Parker. Plat by Robert Lang surveyed 14 Feb 1793 shows 96 acres conveyed from Winfrey Whitlock to Daniel Parker with adj lands of John Sneed, John (Best? Rut? Rich?), John Ryan, Saml Walker, Justice W Jeter certifies relinquishment of dower rights by Elizabeth Parker, mother of James Parker, 31 Oct 1818, /s/ Elizabeth (-) Parker. Proven 1 Nov 1818 by Christopher Vanner, M Mims CCP Rec 2 Nov 1818.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 35, p. 95.

10 Nov 1818. Mrs. Eunice Reid to John Hughs, Mortgage, 10 Nov 1818, John deeds to Eunice land for eighteen hundred sixty dollars, her note for $800 to be paid 10 Nov 1819, 158 acres in three tracts on Reedy Branch of Horns Creek adj lands of Stephen Tillman, M Ellison, Gosper Gallman, Reuben Reid, if Eunice pays the mortgage is void. Wit. Stephen Tillman Senr, Jesse Bettis, Benj Harrison. /s/ E Reid. Proven Dec 1818 by Stephen Tillman, M Mims CCP.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 35, p. 101.

Family of Gosper Goleman per 1790 Edgefield SC census:
1 male 16+, 3 males <16, 3 females, 2 slaves

Family of Gasper Gallman per 1800 Edgefield SC census:
1 male <10, 1 M 10<16, 1 M 16<26, 1 M >45; 2 females <10, 1 F 10<16, 1 F 26<45; 8 slaves

Family of Jamima Gallman per 1820 Edgefield SC census:
1 female <10, 2 16-25, 1 16-45; 4 male slaves, 5 female slaves

Children of Gasper Gallman:
Stated or implied by estate administration papers of Gasper Gallman (24 Sep 1819) and of Jemima Sellars Gallman (17 Nov 1827).

Sons:

1. Harmon, b. 12 Feb 1779, d. 28 Mary 1871, buried Catholic Cemetery, Edgefield SC. M. (1) unknown; (2) Mary ("Polly") Gomillion.

2. Benjamin, b. 23 Oct 1780, d. 5 Oct 1855; buried Horn's Creek Baptist Church. Married Sarah ("Sally") Ryan (1776-1860), widow of George B. Moore (who died on 12 Mar 1806), on 17 Jun 1806 in Hancock Co GA.

3. Daniel, will signed 26 May 1829. M. Lydia __. Son Gasper m. Fannie McClendon on 21 Nov 1838 in Edgefield Co SC. Daughter Jemima m. James Arthur on 14 Dec 1834 in Edgefield Co SC.


Daughters:

1. Elizabeth, b. ~1776 (?), d. 1854-5 in Coffee Co AL. Married David Donaldson, b. ~1771 in NC/SC, d. ~1854 in Coffee Co AL.

2. Mary, b. 7 Aug 1785, d. 3 Apr 1864; buried Edgefield SC. Married Robert Kinney (also Kenny), b. 8 Mar 1782 in Antrim Co, No. Ireland; d. 6 Oct 1862 in VA, buried Edgefield SC.

3. Martha ("Patsy"), unmarried in 1819, m. John Mosely by 1827.

4. Susan, b. Sep 1797, d. Jan 1871 in Henry Co GA. Per names and equal shares of inheritance, to be identified as the wife of E. "McDancet" (Edmond McDaniel), whose agent John Harrison handled the estate settlement of Jemima Gallman on behalf of the absent McDaniels. McDaniel was born 22 Oct 1803 in Orangeburgh SC, d. 8 Jul 1868 in MS. They lived in Butts Co GA.

5. Sarah ("Sally"), unmarried in 1819, married John Grice on 5 Oct 1828 in Edgefield SC.

Jan 1797. Van Swearingen of Edgefield District, Will typescript (MSS Will: Book A, Page 102; Estate packet: Box 27, Pkg 959). Names: Mary Swearingen, Benjamin Hatcher Sr., Benjamin Gallman, Benjamin Bettis, B.W. Hatcher, James Swearingen, John Deloach.

26 Mar 1801. Robert Wages Speed of Camden District to William Nobles. Bill of sale, £700 SC money, Negro woman and child Luse and child Penny. Wit Hermon Gallman, Vann Swearingen Jr. /s/ Robt Wages Speed. Proven 26 Mar 1801 by Vann Swearingen; Richard Tutt C.C. Rec 26 Mar 1801.

5 Jan 1805. Ezekiel McClendon to Edw Cox deed 5 Jan 1805 one hundred dollars, 108 acres it being part of 410 acres originally granted to Saml Marsh deceased by Gov Wm Moultrie 1 May 1786 beginning on a line of the same to n side of Beaver dam Creek to where James Brown now lives to where Edward Cox now lives. Wit Benjn Gallman, Henry Swearingen /s/ Ezekiel McClendon. Justice Isaac Kirkland certifies relinquishment of dower rights by Terry [nee Swearingen] McClendon wife of Ezekiel 2 May 1805. Proven 4 Mar by Henry Swearingen. Thos Swearingen, JP 30 May 1805. [Fannie, daughter of Ezekiel McClendon, married Gasper Gallman, son of Daniel and Lydia Gallman, on 21 Nov 1838.]
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 26, p. 86.

13 Sep 1811. John and Benjamin Ryan to Benjamin Gallman, 75 acres on Horn's Creek begins at corner on said conveyance from John Ryan to Benj Ryan, Senr, lines of Samuel Walker. Same was from Lacon Ryan to Jacob Cleveland then to John and Benjamin Ryan. Edgefield Deed Book 31, p. 43.

29 Aug 1812. Benjamin Gallman, wife Sarah [Sarah Ryan Moore], to Starling Mitchell. Lands on Horn's Creek of Stephen's Creek leased unto Benjamin Gallman by Samuel Walker and others. Edgefield Deed Book 31, p. 206.

24 Mar 1817. Benjamin Ryan to Mrs. Eunice Reid, 24 Mar 1817, Bill of Sale, fifteen hundred dollars, Negro woman named Silvy with her three children Atterman, David, and Harry with future increase, sd Negroes lately in possession of Samuel Marsh but are my property in suit in Equity now pending concerning them. Wit. Sally Gallman. /s/ Benjn Ryan. Proven 5 Feb 1818 by Sarah Gallman, /s/ Sally Gallman. M. Mims C CP. Rec 5 Feb 1818.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 34, p. 49. [Note: Sarah ("Sally") Ryan, sister of Benjamin Ryan, first married George B. Moore, married Benjamin Gallman (son of Gasper) in 1806.]

15 Dec 1817. Gosper Donaldson to Avory Gunnels, Deed, 15 Dec 1817, three hundred ten dollars, 144 acres it being the plantation whereon my father David Donaldson [husband of Elizabeth, daughter of Gasper and Jemima Gallman] now lives, adj. Lands of Sampson Butler, August G. Nagel, sd Avery Gunnels, ___ Gaulman. Richard H. Tutt, Jefferson Nichols. /s/ Gasper Donaldson. Plat shows resurvey 19 Aug 1817 by John Frazier DS, land granted to John Varnon, branch of Log Creek, Columbia Road. Proven 15 Dec 1817 by Jefferson Nichols, M Mims CCP. Rec 15 Dec 1817.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 34, p. 36.

5 Sep 1818. John Grice to Benjamin Gallman, four hundred dollars, mill seat of four acres on Horns Creek, being part of tract originally granted to William Henry Drayton, also the land on other side of creek that water in Pond may overflow, privilege of getting timber for building, and rebuilding until timber shall get scarce, not to make any choice timber. Wit: J Gray Junr, H. G. Harden, Wm B Mays. /s/ John (s) Grice. Justice Matthew Mims certifies relinquishment of dower rights by Deborah Grice, wife of John Grice, 7th Sep 1818, /s/ Deborah Grice. Proven 7 Sep 1818 by H.G. Harden, M Mims CCP. Rec 7 Sep 1818.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 35, p. 84. [Note: in 1828, widower John Grice married Benjamin's sister Sarah ("Sally") Gallman.]

23 Nov 1818. Henry G. Harden to James Longstreet, Assignment of Mortgage, Nov 23, 1818, Harden assigns mortgage to Longstreet. Wit Benj Gallman. /s/ Henry G. Harden. Proven 1 Feb 1819 by Benjamin Gallman, Wm Hugens JP. Rec. 1st Feb 1819.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 35, p. 112.

1 Jan 1819. Daniel Gallman to Benjamin Frazier and Harman Gallman, Deed of trust, 1 Jan 1819, ten dollars, (livestock not here itemized) to hold sd property in trust for benefit of affectionate wife Lydia Gallman during her natural life and my children Casper and Jemima Gallman and others that may be living. Wit Nicholas Fox, Hinchey Mitchell. /s/ Daniel (x) Gallman. Proven 18 Feb 1819 by Nicholas Fox, M Mims CCP. Rec 18 Feb 1819.
Source: Wells, Edgefield Deed Book 35, p. 116.

26 May 1829. Will of Daniel Gallman of Edgefield District (MSS will: Book C, p. 289; Estate packet: Box 16, Pkg 567).

Harman Gallman witnessed the will of William Bush, signed (X) by William Bush on 18 Jul 1837, along with John Gommillion and Jesse Gommillion. Will recorded 27 Sep
1837.


MARRIAGES
Gallman, America H.
Spouse: S. S. Boice
Marriage Date: Oct 14, 1840
Location: , South Carolina
Source: Edgefield Marriage Records-Carlee McClendon-Pottersville Museum
Gallman, America M. J.
Spouse: Thomas G. Bacon
Marriage Date: Oct 23, 1838
Location: , South Carolina
Source: Edgefield Marriage Records-Carlee McClendon-Pottersville Museum

Gallman, Edney A.
Spouse: M. A. Ransom
Marriage Date: Oct 27, 1839
Location: , South Carolina
Source: Edgefield Marriage Records-Carlee McClendon-Pottersville Museum

Gallman, Gasper
Spouse: Fannie McClendon
Marriage Date: Feb 06, 1838
Location: , South Carolina
Source: Edgefield Marriage Records-Carlee McClendon-Pottersville Museum


Gallman, Jemima S.
Spouse: Lewis Barton
Marriage Date: Jun 03, 1855
Location: , South Carolina
Source: Edgefield Marriage Records-Carlee McClendon-Pottersville Museum
Gallman, Jemima S.
Spouse: John Bartee
Marriage Date: May 27, 1855
Location: , South Carolina
Source: Edgefield Marriage Records-Carlee McClendon-Pottersville Museum
Gallman, John
Spouse: Susannah ???
Marriage Date: , 1837-1896
Location: , South Carolina
Source: South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol 9, # 2 or Vol 5, #1
Gallman, Mary
Spouse: Robert Kenney
Marriage Date: Nov 07, 1805
Location: , South Carolina
Source: Edgefield Marriage Records-Carlee McClendon-Pottersville Museum
Gallman, Silas
Spouse: Patsey Fairchild
Marriage Date: Feb 28, 1811
Location: Baldwin, Georgia
HARRIETT, thank you so much for the history and ideas.

I had Not heard about the bible with Jemima named SELLERS, I will recheck with Debra or whoever had the info. Yes, this would be Very Good info.

I don't know if I mentioned to either of you. Peter Horne married Sarah SELLERS on May 21, 1771 Colleton Co., SC.
I/We also need to check the Horn Creek for owners. I don't believe we know their kids. Have to look this Horn Creek up closer on a map, etc . and do more studying.

Thank you again for your time and sharing.
marie, iowa
-----Original Message-----
From: Harriet Imrey [mailto:himrey@ntelos.net]
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 2:38 PM
To: marie sellers hollinger
Subject: Family of Thomas Sellers
I'm not involved in Sellers history at all. My research area is colonial Saxegotha and the German-speaking settlers of adjacent regions. Saxegotha (roughly, modern Lexington Co SC) was first settled in 1735 by a group of Swiss immigrants (including Gallmans); a second group of Swiss arrived in 1737 (including Geigers, who married Gallmans). These two family groups arrived directly from Switzerland, and have no connections--not even distant ones--with families of the same surnames who had arrived in each of the more-northern provinces across the first half of the 18th century.

Saxegotha was the western-most edge of the frontier in 1735. By 1765, after the Indian Wars, the extreme frontier had moved west to the Savannah and included Ninety-Six District (Edgefield being the southern part of 96). Records of family relationships were sketchy, at best. No vital records, courthouses or lawyers. No ministers, therefore no churches and no church records--with a few very rare exceptions. Most settlers were illiterate, so few family Bibles, recorded-wills, letters, etc.

It is quite unusual that a great-granddaughter of Gasper Gallman actually wrote down in her Bible that the maiden name of her great-grandmother Jemima was Sellers, and that she was born in NC. There isn't any stronger documentation for a marriage that took place in Edgefield in the early 1770's. A deed--if recorded--sometimes mentioned a family relationship or an in-law relationship among the parties. In the case of the various deeds co-signed by Gasper or Conrad Gallman with the only Sellers men in Edgefield (who were near neighbors), they did not happen to say if they were related. If Thomas Sellers left a will, he did not record it in SC. There is no other type of document that could possibly speak to whether or not Jemima Gallman was a Sellers: if the Bible record says she was, that's all the evidence there is, or will ever be.

Whether or not she was the daughter of the only adult-male named Sellers in Edgefield by 1770 (Thomas from NC) is another question. Records of marriages and births in Orange/Chatham NC are by no means complete, but there are many more records there for the 1750's than for Edgefield in the 1770's. It is at least possible that the names of Thomas Sellers' wife and children are recorded somewhere in NC. If someone were researching the line of Thomas Sellers, or the lines of Gasper and Jemima Gallman, that would be a good place to look. The muster-rolls for the French and Indian War often provide a clue to the location of families, but they do not include any people in NC named Sellers, Sellars, Cellars, etc. Or the German names Seiler, Sailer, Zeller, Zöller, etc., that morphed into Sellers after a couple of generations. Another place to look for traces-of-Thomas would be the land records of Jasper Co GA in the 1820's. John Conrad Gallman and family lived there at the time. A very old census index for 1830 lists a Silas "Selles" household on page 397. Current transcribers say that this page is now blotted out and completely illegible. But if Silas Sellers--recently of Edgefield SC--were in Jasper Co GA during the 1820's, there might well be a land record there, or even a will. I don't know of any Gallman researchers who are looking into the family of Jemima and Susannah Sellers, and don't know any Sellers researchers at all. But if I were "desperately seeking Thomas", I'd try Orange Co NC in 1735-65, then Jasper Co GA in 1815-40 (also nearby Henry and Wilkinson counties, since the Edgefield families who travelled together spread out across all those locations).

I'd probably look very closely at the records for the Granville Co part of Orange Co NC, merely because so many families from VA and NC went down to Edgefield SC during the 1760's together in large groups. The most influential resident of the region near the Thomas Sellers land on Log Creek was Benjamin Ryan Sr., with large properties extending from Beaverdam Creek (runs east/west through the town of Edgefield) down towards Horns Creek and the local church ~3 miles to the south. Log Creek runs east/west 1-2 miles north of the town of Edgefield and the Ryan estate. Benjamin Ryan was in the Granville Co NC militia in 1755, in the same company with Thomas Howell (Edgefield residence on Horns Creek) and with "a" John Thomas (needn't be the same John Thomas from NC who was in Edgefield with sons Silas and Howell, deed of gift witnessed by Silas Sellers and Conrad Gallman). Benjamin Ryan's niece married Gasper Gallman's son. Most of these families were active in the Horns Creek Baptist Church, although there is no extant record of a Sellers in the congregation--they left Edgefield before record-keeping got better. But Howell Sellers was documentably-Baptist, and that was the only Baptist church in the region from 1770-90. The attached muster roll repeats some of the old-family-connections, as does the Jury List of 1778-9. The newcomers to the NC family alliance are the Gallman brothers, who were born-and-raised in central SC, never went to NC.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/u/s/Judith-F-Russell/FILE/0013page.html?Welcome=1089915840
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july 14, 2004
HARRIETT, thank you so much for the history and ideas.

I had Not heard about the bible with Jemima named SELLERS, I will recheck
with Debra or whoever had the info. Yes, this would be Very Good info.

I don't know if I mentioned to either of you. Peter Horne married Sarah
SELLERS on May 21, 1771 Colleton Co., SC.
I/We also need to check the Horn Creek for owners. I don't believe we know
their kids. Have to look this Horn Creek up closer on a map, etc . and do
more studying.

Thank you again for your time and sharing.
marie, iowa

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I do not know that person that has that bible .I wish i knew some one that had a bible in the Donaldson line.I will ask around.

Debra Maddox Wilson
Greenback,Tn

FROM Harriet Imrey [himrey@ntelos.net]
This is the muster roll that places Howell Sellers (b. 1762 in Chatham Co NC) with his brothers-in-law Conrad Gallman (Gunrod Coleman) and Gasper Gallman/Coleman (b. 1749 in Saxegotha SC) in the militia company of neighbor Capt. John Ryan. Lt. Lacon Ryan is the father of Gasper Gallman's daughter-in-law Sarah/Sally (married George B. Moore, then Benjamin Gallman). All these company members were residents of the Horn's Creek region of Edgefield Co SC. John Ryan later kept a diary in which he recorded births, deaths, etc., in the neighborhood.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/u/s/Judith-F-Russell/FILE/0013page.html

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FROM HARRIET
Harriet Imrey [himrey@ntelos.net]

JOHN RYAN'S BOOK
By Charles Dyson Rodenbough

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