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History of Old Pendleton District [South Carolina]. With Genealogy of the Leading Families of the District. R. W. Simpson. Paperback, (1913), reprint 2007, 2011, New Every-Name Index, 266 pages.
The Pendleton District in northwestern South Carolina has a complex history. It was originally part of the Cherokee Indian lands which were divided in 1789 to create Pendleton and Greenville counties. The name was subsequently changed to Pendleton District and it finally ceased to exist as a political unit about 1825 when it was subdivided to form the present Anderson and Pickens counties. This volume provides a brief (70 pages) history of the region followed by hundreds of genealogical sketches of district families, which includes the following: Adams, Adger, Anderson, Bee, Bellotte, Benson, Blassingame, Bowen, Broyles, Burns, Burt, Calhoun, Cornish, Craig, Davant, Davis, Dickinson, Dickson, Dupree, Earle, Gaillard, Gibbs, I-fall, Hamilton, Hanckel, Harrison, Hastie, Hayne, Hubbard, Hunter, Jenkins, Latta, Ligon, Lorton, Martin, Mavrick, Mays, McBryde, McElhenny, Miller, Newton, North, Owen, Pickens, Pike, Pinckney, Poe, Potter, Randell, Reese, Robinson, Ross, Scott, Seaborn, Shanklin, Shaw, Simpson, Sitton, Sloan, Smith, Steel, Stevens, Stirling, Symmes, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thompson, Trescott, Warley, Watkins, Whitefield, and Whitner. Many of these families and individuals were from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, as did many of the wealthy residents of the low-country of South Carolina.