Richard Snowden Kirkland
d. by 28 Mar 1772 Fairfield Co., S. C.
| Moses Kirkland
|b.||d. 1787 on trip to England||1m. Patience Raiford
2m. Catherine Bruce
|Richard Kirkland||b.||d. by 5 Mar 1789 Effingham Co., GA
[KSBR v.1, p. 106]
|Ann Kirkland||b.||.||1m. Wm Harrison
2m. John Graves
His brother John was also in Granville Co., NC. Richard himself got a grant, but sold it a few months later and headed for SC. So this was the old Richard Snowden, once Richard, Jr. in Fairfax Co., who came on into SC. Let's go back to Fairfax Co., Va. for the other man that was also named Richard Snowden. From our records we concluded there were two of them - nephew and uncle, by the same name, but one went by Richard and one went by Snowden. " [Wilma Kirkland, letter of 6 Aug '00]
1753 - John and Snoten (Snowden) Kirkland are listed in the poll of Samuel Henderson's District in Granville Co., North Carolina. [KSBR v. 1, p. 28]
4 May 1752 - Council Journal Vol. 20 ( part1) pp. 210-211, 4 Feb
1752-17 Jul 1752
Petition of RICHARD KIRKLAND for 350 A land for family rights. He states " he came unto this country from Northward & purchased some land to set down on". He has a wife, three children, one white servant and five Negroes. His petition granted 5 May 1752.[So. Caro. Archives, misc. rec., KSBR v.1 p71]
4 Jun 1753 - Council Journal Vol. 21 (pt. 2) pp. 467-468, 13 Apr
1753- 14 Dec 1753
Petition of KIRKLAND states he obtained a warrant for 350 A of land 5 May 1752 which is not executed, he not having found a proper place for settlement which he has now done and hath settled himself thereon and maede improvements being on the Wateree. He wants his warrant lengthened 6 mo. from this date and that same may be surveyed on the foot of Wateree Ck. Petition was signed by MOSES KIRKLAND & was granted. (Note -- see 1st entry under COLONIAL PLATS, GRANTS & MEMORIALS, SCA. This petition was for Richard Kirkland, even tho' MOSES signed it.)[So. Caro. Archives, misc. rec., KSBR v.1 p71]
4 Jun 1753 - Council Journal Vol. 21 (pt. 2) pp. 456, 13 Apr
13 Dec 1753
Read the petition of MOSES KIRKLAND humbly setting forth that he wishes to settle on the Santee. He has 1 Negro for whom nor for himself no land has been assigned ... prays for an order of 100A on Santee to be run out & a grant for the same... Petition was considered & petitioner swore to the truth of his said family right & Deputy Sec. ordered to prepare warrant & the Surveyor General to lay out 1000 A so the grant may be prepared. [So. Caro. Archives, misc. rec., KSBR v.1 p71]
1752 - 1754- The first mention of Richard Kirkland in South Carolina is when 350 acres are laid out for him "at foot of Wateree Ck., bds. N by Wateree R.," by George Hunter, His majesty's surveyor,' under a precept dated May 5, 1752, but the survey was not made until July 27, 1753, nearly a year after the order had been issued and there seem to have been earlier settlers for his lands laid out to Richard Greggrie (Gregory) and Joseph Cates & NW vacant. JOHN HAMILTON, DS. Path from the Congarees to Catawba nation runs thru property.
May 1754 - Richard, the father of Moses Kirkland, makes a memorial for 567 acres in Craven Co., S. C.
1772, March 28 - Quit Rents 1767-1774, pp. 380-181- SC Archives
|Gasper Faust||Craven County )||All these|
|William Hunter||Craven County )||paid by|
|John Marlow||Craven County )||MOSES|
|Daniel Cannon||Craven County )||KIRKLAND|
|RICHARD KIRKLAND, Est.||Craven County|| 567 Acres pd by MOSES KIRKLAND
the heir who has more land himself
Who says it is sold - yet to pay.
Moses Kirkland was eventually taken prisoner along with his son and self exiled to the island of Jamaica after the Revolution. He dies in a ship wreck on the voyage to England. See his page for more on this story.
Moses Kirkland - June 1772
Sells land in Craven Co. S. C. to "Peter Mazyek' whose will is recorded in Amelia Township,
John Kirkland's (will) wife Jean all estate during her life, then to "all the childrenÊ," Sons: William and Moses, all my lands Executors : wife ; Francis Kirkland , witness: Jedn. Gibson; John Kirkland; John Coats, his mark.
2 May 1772 proved 10 Sept 1773 p 441
Joseph Kirkland - witness to Philip Basely will Jan 1794
Dr. Joseph Kirkland - executor to Fredrick Grunzweig will Jun 1798 John Kirkland - mentioned to John Van Marjenhoff Sr "physition" will [Abstracts and Will of the State of South Carolina , vol. 1-5, will book SS.1771-1774]
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