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The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina


By: Arthur Henry Hirsch, Phd., Pub. 1928, reprinted 2022, 398 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN 978-1-63914-061-9. The first group of French Huguenot settlers arrived in South Carolina around 1669. This book provides a historical background to their emigration with extensive discussion of their religious and political affairs, along with their role in the development of the colony. The author also provides a detailed discussion of their settlements at Charleston, Santee, St. Thomas, St. Dennis, the Orange Quarter, St. John's Berkley, St. Stephen's, Purrysburg and Hillsboro. The genealogist will find the biographical sketches of many of these early settlers quite helpful with those relatives who found their way to the South Carolina low-country.