Late 18th/Early 19th century South Carolina document archive relating to the Trezevant and Farquhar families of South Carolina. Item 1 – the 1814 will of John Farquhar, executed 1814. Farquhar died in 1826. Recipients include John Fraser and others associated with the East India company, Bengal. John Farquhar was involved in the production of gunpowder and became the sole agent to the Government. Item 2 -John Farquhar General Details of Facts for information of counsel for execution of will in 1826. Item 3 – Table of Events Documents, Trezevant vs. Mortimer. Document with a timeline of events covering 1769 to 1789. Begins with Robert Farquhar coming to America in 1769, gift of slaves to Mrs. Farquhar in 1771, British Parliament approves confiscation of American property in 1775, 4th July 1776 – Congress declared the Independence of the American Colonies at Philadelphia, W. Farquhar obtains certificate of his having taken the oath of allegiance in 1784 and was killed on a voyage to Savannah aboard the Vepel, Peter Farquhar marries W. Trezevant in 1789. Item 4 – Peter Trezevant deposition – married Elizabeth W. Farquhar in September 1789. Discusses Captain Farquhar’s claims on the State of Georgia. Item 5 – 1838 account from South Carolina Charleston titled, “The State of Georgia to the Estate of Robert Farquhar” listing mostly textile items (cloth, sewing silk). Item 6 – Charleston September 12th 1825 letter from James McElhenny in Charleston to John Berkley in Paris, France. McElhenny discusses the poor cotton crop, the death of their friend Adamson, death of Charles Cotesworth Pickney, and other domestic matters. Item 7 – Invitation to Captain Parson from General Washington (possibly Captain William Parsons of Third Continental Light Dragoons, Virginia). Invitation to Captain Parsons from General Washington. Possibly Captain William Parsons (?) He enlisted in the Revolutionary Army on the 6th day of February, 1777, in the 3rd Regiment, Light Dragoons, Continental troops; he was commissioned Lieutenant Nov. 1, 1777; then commissioned Captain, after the battle of Eutaw, South Carolina, by order of the War Department, and served under this commission for the balance of the war. In recognition of his services he was allotted three hundred acres of land and six hundred dollars. Condition: Overall good condition with all documents legible. The 1826 McElhenny letter has tears and small holes, general light grime and folds on all documents.
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