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Pendleton District & Anderson County, South Carolina Wills, Estates, and Legal Records, 1793-1857.


By: Virginia Alexander, Colleen Elliott and Betty Willie, Pub. 1980, Reprinted 2013, 512 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-143-4.

Pendleton Dist. from which Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, and other counties were created was one of the major routes of migration through S.C. in the late 1700's and the 1800's. Until the publication of this book, nothing of major significance has been available on this area and people seeking to do research in the Anderson Courthouse have found that the original records are available only at the State Archives. This volume consists of: Pendleton Probate Judge Estate Records, 1793-1799 and Guardian Book 1801-1819, Book C; Will Books A, 1800-1835 and Book B, 1835-1857; Probate, Inventories, Apportionments, Sales, 1839-1851; and Tax Returns 1835-1861.