March 29, 2018

A South Carolina chronology, 1497-1992 by George C. Rogers PDF

By George C. Rogers

ISBN-10: 0872499715

ISBN-13: 9780872499713

Describes the critical occasions occuring within the heritage of the Palmetto nation from 1497-1970.

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1696 March 16. South Carolina's first comprehensive slave law was enacted. It was based on the Barbados slave code of 1688. 1697 The first Jews arrived in South Carolina. September 20. King William's War ended with the Peace of Ryswick. Page 15 1698 A Church of England parochial library was established in Charles Town by the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge. February 24. A fire destroyed one-fourth of Charles Town. April 11. In England, the fifth and final version of the Fundamental Constitutions was drawn up.

Slaves from the Stono River plantations marched off toward St. Augustine, having heard that the Spaniards promised freedom. Forty blacks and twenty whites died in the insurrection. September 19. Andrew Pickens was born in Pennsylvania. October 23. The War of Jenkins' Ear began. Page 28 December 29. Charles Town printer Lewis Timothy died and his wife Ann continued publishing the South-Carolina Gazette. She was America's first female printer. 1740 The estimated population of the colony, excluding tribal Indians, was 60,000, of whom about two-thirds were black slaves.

The town of Savannah, Georgia, was laid out on Yamacraw Bluff on the Savannah River. April 23. The St. George's Society was founded in honor of the patron saint of England. 1734 April 9. The parish of St. John's Colleton was carved out of St. Paul's and the parish of Prince Frederick out of Prince George Winyah. August 14. Thomas Sumter was born in Virginia. 1735 German Swiss immigrants began settlement in Orangeburg township. Rhineland German immigrants began settling Saxe-Gotha township in modern Lexington County.

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