Records of St. Mark’s Church

Sumter County, South Carolina


Taken from the Register of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 1840-1936 Clarendon Records

The new records of the Church commence with the Rev’d Arthur Wigfall. The records of the Colonial Church of St. Mark’s Clarendon were destroyed by Col. Tarelton of the British Army with the Stone [one word illegible] Church on the Manning Plantation on Haly Way Swamp in the year 1781. Between that period and 1820 there was an interruption in the affairs of the Church, when the Rev’d John White Chandler reorganized it in the year 1820. (Note by Jn. L. Manning)

1843 Baptisms of Colored people

person: Jim an African

master: R. Richardson

1843

person: Harriott

mistress: Ann Richardson

person; George, African

master: R. Richardson

1843

person: William

mistress: Ann Richardson

person: Mariah

master S. C. J. Moore

1845

person: Ned Martin

owner: E. P. Manning

1843

person: Phillis

master: S. C. J. Moore

1845

persons: Sam Butler

Isham

Bella

Andrew

owner: E. P. Richardson

March 23rd 1845

person: Harrison

Bella

owner: R. J. & Eliza Manning

May 1845

person: Lewis

master: Gov. J. P. Richardson

April 1 1855

Name: Alice, servant of Thomas C. Richardson

April 20 1855

Name: Sally, servant of R. J. Manning

July 22 1855

Name: Harriet, Will, Jeanette, servants of R. Richardson

November 29 1855

Names: Boston, Perre, Amelia, servants of R. C. Richardson

March 30 1856

Name: Margaret, servant of R. J. Manning

April 20 1856

Names: Marie, Molly, Lucy, Buff, Morris, William (big), servants of J. B. Richardson

witnesses: Isham & Andrew

Names: William, Elsie, Tisbe, Jenny, Lucy, Rena, servants of J. B. Richardson

Names: Wilson, Prince, Tetty, Eva, servants of J. P. Richardson

June 22 1856

Names: Susie daughter of Alice, servant of T. Richardson

August 17 1856

Names: Lizette, Jenney, Terctin, servants of A. L. Sinkler

Sept 14 1856

Name: Rachel & Edgar, children of Wm & Jane

Sponsors- Robin & Rachel

Name: Mary & Celey, children of Molly & Edwin

Sponsors: Hetty & Jane

Name: Andrew, child of Hetty & Bachus

5 Baptisms on the 14th Servants of Ex. Gov. Richardson

Oct 5 1856

Names: Phebe Lizzett, children of Lizzett, belonging to Miss Sinkler

Names: Charlotte, Libby, children of Jenney belonging to Mrs. A. L. Sinkler

Jul 26 1856

Name: Charles servant of B. Manning

Aug 30 1857

Names: Carolina, Hagar, Becky, Judy, servants of Mrs. William Sinkler

Witnesses: Sampson, Hetty & others

Mothers: Lucy - Hetty - - Hannah - Diannah

Apr 3 1859

Names: Dorcas Mary, servant of Miss Spring

Sep 13 1863

Names: George servant of Mrs. R. Manning

Kitty servant of Mrs. R. Manning

Ellen servant of Mrs. R. Manning

Sarah servant of Mrs. R. Manning

Julia servant of Mrs. E. P. Manning

Dinah servant of Mrs. E. P. Manning

Nora servant of Hon. J. L. Manning

Hetty servant of Susan Manning

Baptised in St. Marks Church by the Rector in the presence of the colored congregation and chosen communicants as witnesses and on Sep 20, Lucy servant of Mrs. R. Manning at Homesley

Oct 18 1863

Hetty servant of Mrs. R. Manning, same at same place

Feb 28 1864

Robert servant of Mrs. Wm. Sinkler was baptised this day in the Church by the rector

Witnesses: Charles and Ned, communicants

Apr 17 1864

Harriet servant of Mr. Brown was this day Baptised at Homesley, by the rector of the Parish in the presents of the communicants of the household

Jun 26 1864

Jeffrey infant of Rachel, servant of the estate of J. Richardson, was baptised during service in the church this afternoon in the presence of the colored congregation

Sponsors: Becky & Hetty

Sep 25 1864

Floride, child of Rachel, servant of Charles Sinkler Esq. was this day baptised in church by the rector

Oct 13 1862

Joseph Edward, child of Clarissa, servant of Miss Trescott

May 24 1863

Caroline, servant of Thos. C. Richardson and Charlotte Alice, her infant were this day baptised at the Church

Witnesses: Charles, Alice and Dorcas, communicants

Marriages:

Feb 2nd 1856

Charles to Kate, servants of R. J. Manning

Sep 6th 1856

Oscar to Kitty, servants of R. J. Manning

Sep 13th 1856

Jose to Phobe, servants of J. L. Manning

March 7 1857

Ben to Lucy, servants of J. J. Belser

Jul 17 1859 Sunday morning

Thomas to Phebe, servants of Gov. J. L. Manning

1865 March 11th Tommy to Polly, servants of Mrs. W. Sinkler

Dec 7th Sam to }...late servant of Edw McClary Esq.

Jane }...servant of J. J. Belser

Deaths:

August 7th 1861- Peter, a faithful servant of the Rector, aged about 65 buried in the public Burial ground, service by the rector

1879- Olivia (colored) an old family servant of the (Col) Richardson family. Cripple an invalid since her twevth year. Supposed to be about 77. Service and committal in St. Mark’s. Body taken to the "Big Home" ground

1864

X Left their owners April 1865 at the time of Potter’s raid

XX Went off subsequently

 

XX

George servant of Mrs. A. J. Manning

Kitty servant of Mrs. A. J. Manning

Ellen servant of Mrs. A. J. Manning

XX

Sarah servant of Mrs. A. J. Manning

Old Hetty servant of Mrs. A. J. Manning

Lucy servant of Mrs. A. J. Manning

Dorinda servant of Mrs. A. J. Manning

Margaret servant of Mrs. A. J. Manning

Julia servant of E. P Manning

Dinah servant of E. P Manning

Isham servant of E. P Manning

X

Nora servant of J. L. Manning

Hetty servant of Miss Susan Manning

Caroline servant of T. C. Richardson

Robert servant of Mrs. Wm. Sinkler (Free) Removed

X

Polly servant of Rev. B. E. Habersham

 

 

 


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