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Chester Co, SC 1790 Census Help!
Posted by: Sandra Anderson (ID *****2014) Date: January 02, 2011 at 19:32:16
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I'm pasting below what I know about the two Williamses and one Jacob Hollifield in the 1790 Chester Co. SC census. I may have some stuff wrong, but this set of Hollifields is pivotal to disentangle the families that followed them, as well as unravel the families who moved there. If you have any information or documentation connected to these Williamses and Jacob, please share.

Chester Co., SC 1790 Census
M637 Roll 11, pp. 181-182

Page       Name       Free, white males 16 and up       Free white males under 16       Free white females
181       John Padgett       1              5
(20 homes in between)
181       William Hollyfeild       1       1       3
(20 homes in between)
181       William Paggit       1       1       3
181        Jacob Holyfield       1              1
(45 homes in between)
182       William Holyfield       1       3       3
182       Isaac Waggoner*       1       1       2
*Emsey Holyfield, daughter of William of 1745, married Isaac Waggoner.

The first William Hollyfeild might be the father to these:
Jacob Holifield who married Elizabeth Stone and Nancy Leake was a preacher. He had three sisters who married three Padgett brothers: William Padgett m. Minerve/Manima Hollifield, b. 1759; Edmond Padgett m. Susannah Louranie Hollifield, b. 1762, and Rev. John Padgett married abt. 1788 to Celia/Cecilia Hollifield, b. 1765. By tradition their father was William. But which William?

The first William also may be the one listed in this item found by Wanda May:

There is a deed dated 1806 in Rutherford County. The deed lists William H. Hollifield as the grantor and Jacob Holifield as the grantee. Which William is this? Which Jacob is this?
Hollifield, William H. / Holifield, Jacob / Deed/22-23/527/1806 [Note that the Hollifields are spelled differently.]

The second William is probably William of 1745 because his family moved to Rutherford Co. with the Waggoners, and his daughter married Isaac Waggoner who is living next door.

Census Census               Time
Year        Day               Allowed
1790        2 August        9 months

Now I'll look at each Hollifield family separately:

Jacob Holyfield
1 male 16 and older Bef. Aug. 3, 1775
1 female
[This could be Jacob, the preacher and Elizabeth Stone; he was born in 1775, barely old enough to be counted; however, I’ve chosen to put him with the first family below. He could also be Jacob, the son of William of 1745, who, if shown in the correct birth order, was born in 1775, or he could be another Jacob entirely. One Jacob continues to live in SC through 1820 when two Jacobs, a John and a Simpson are living in that vicinity.]

M637, Roll 11, p. 181
William Hollyfield
1 male 16 and older Bef. Aug. 3, 1775 [Husband - William]
1 male under 16 1775 – 1790 [Jacob b. 1775]
3 females [Wife, Susannah Lorraine b. 1762 or 1767, _______]
[This could be the father of Jacob and the sisters, and/or William H of Rutherford]

M637, Roll 11, p. 182
William Holyfield
1 male 16 and older Bef. Aug. 3, 1775 [Husband – William]
3 male under 16 1775 – 1790 [William Austin 1776, Isaac 1780-1, Esom, 1784, Elijah 1789][One male too many]
3 females [Wife – Elizabeth Wagers, Eady 1771-4, _______]
[This could be William of 1745]

I hope this wasn't too confusing, and that we can solve this mystery collectively.


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