South Carolina, Alabama
her father:(?)* her mother: (?)*
|Robert Greer||b. before 1770||d. 1831||m. Isabell "Ibba" Kilgore, (d. 10 July 1858)dau. of Benjamin Kilgore and Ann McCreary|
|Joseph Greer Jr.||b. abt 1770 SC||d. April 16, 1843 will Tallapoosa Co., AL(at age 73).
bur: New Harmony Presbyterian Church Cem., Chambers Co., AL
|m. Priscilla (perhaps Wilson)*|
|(perhaps Andrew) Greer||b.||d.||m. *|
|(perhaps George) Greer||b.||d.||m. *|
|there may have been other children but it is not known at this time||b.||d.||m.|
1755, August 5 - Ann McCrarey researched
records in South Carolina for the McCrary family and found many
Journal of His Majesties Honorable Council are petitions for
John McCrarey. On this same date land grants were made to:
John Hanna , 100 a waters of Santee
John Greer (6 persons in family) on Duncan's Creek
Timothy Reirday, South side of Saludy R.
[Microfilm reference at S. C. Archives, D532 1754-1756, D533 (CO 5/470, 471) Pro Reel 41]
The previous record seems to indicate a John Greer may have been one of the first recorded Greer in South Carolina as early as 1755. Joseph Greer (200 ac) had land sandwiched between Robt. McCrary (210 ac.) and Basil Prater(150 ac). John Greer had 300 acres next to Bazil Prater 55 acres. Jonas Greer(180 ac) and Jos. Greer (150 ac) is on the south side of Duncan Creek and borders Robt. McCrary's other 200 acres on Duncan Creek.
1764 - Land records of the colony of South Carolina show several Greer here as early as 1764, [Paul Sarrett, Jr. , US Genweb.com
Janice Craft lists Nell Orr of Chambers
"There was a Joseph Greer and George Greer who were neighbors of Bazil Prather's in Laurens County, SC in the 1770's. A James Greer lived nearby."
There are twelve Greer men listed in the South Carolina Roster of soldiers in the militia during the War for Independence. We are uncertain if any of these are related to our family.
In the following document we have a petition by members of the Little River Regiment to the Gov. of S. C. protesting the arrest of their Commanding Officer, l Colo. James Williams. It is transcribed from a document in the Manuscript collection of the Wm. R. Perkins Library, Duke University. #5767 "James Williams Petition. Several McCreary and Greer family members indicate that they were part of this regiment during the Revolutionary war. The docuement is undated and signed with legible signatures of all included. [document provided by Ann McCrary]
| Robt. McCrery Lt. Colo.
George Davis Capt.
Matthew McCrarey Lieut.
John McCrary Sener
John McCrary Juner
Wm. Arther Capt
| Josiah Geer
John Greer Juner
Thos McCrery J: P:
Hughes Manford (?)
James Adair Sener
Joseph Adair Juner
Joseph Adair Sener
James Adair Juner,, son of James
John Adair Sener
1779 Census, Old 96th Dist., S. C. lists residents in the large frontier county of Old 96th with was later divided into Edgefield, Abbeville, Spartanburg, Laurens, Newport, Greenwood, and Union. [records of Paul R. Sarrett, Jr., US Genweb South Carolina.
1783 - Joseph Greer Sr. apparently dies. Papers are filed to establish the administrators of the estate.
1784, August 15 -
Pp. 98-100: An account of the sale of the Estate of Joseph Greer decd., 15 of August 1794; purchasers: Andrew McCrary, Joseph Greer, Joseph Adair, John Hansel, Saml McComuthey, Thos McCrary, Joseph Greer, Wm Hunter, John Login, John Elmore, Minasa Willson, Benj. Adair, Newton Higgins, John Gray, Robert Scott, John Owens, James Rammage, Hugh Skelton, Saml Bishop, James Dillard, John Rammage, James Dillard, Robert Grier, Bazzel Prater (cooper tooles), James Adair Senr., John Watson, Simon Tedford, Jonas Greer, J. A. Elmore, George Ross, Ben Adair, Joseph Parks, Wm Price, Wm Gray., Robert Greer. Total £ 56 13 9. [SCMAR, Vol. VIII, Winter 1980, No. 1, p.49]
1788, Oct- The history of the Duncan Creek church in Laurens County contains some interesting stories that may include some potential relatives. This Joseph Greer would have to be the Joseph Greeer Jr. since senior would have died by this time. According to this author John Duncan, first settled the area, was Scotch-Irish pioneer from Pennsylvania. He erge [Sellers]
Ordained Oct 1788, by Rev. Joseph Alexander
Greer, Samuel Laird,
James Craig, Robert Bell
1790- There are Six Greer heads-of-family
Laurens county but Joseph Greer was the only one who had two
Feb. 15, 1803. Recorded March 27, 1803 "Robert Greer of Spartanburg, administrator of the estate of Joseph Greer, deceased, to Joseph Greer for $132, 60 acres originally granted to Joseph Greer deceased in 1790 by Pinckney on ridge between the Enoree River and Duncan Creek. bounded by John Prather and Robert McCrery. Witness: Andrew McCrery, Samuel McConahy. Note: the McCrery's here are certainly the related McCrary family. [Laurens Co., SC Deed Book G, p. 608.] [records of John Harrison on Genforum #3282]
1803 - Robert Greer sells 20 and 200 acres to Joseph Greer on Duncan Creek. This could only be to Joseph Greer Jr. born in 1770, his father died before 1799. This is probably part of the property that was originally own by John Greer "the immigrant". [Laurens Co., Deed Book G, p 608 and p 617]
1820- U. S. Census show the heads of households in Laurens and Spartanburg Co., SC
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