Title: Will - James Waldrop 1735-1799
Publication: Newberry Co., SC - Written 25 May 1798, probated 30 July 1799. Record Volume 1, Book B, page 63 or 328, Newberry Co., SC
Text: In the name of God, Amen. I James WALDROP of the State of South Carolina in
Newberry County being in perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God
for his mercy but calling unto mind the certainty of Death and the uncertainty of life do Constitute and Ordain this my last will and Testament.
In the first place I give up my immortal Soul in to the hands of the Almighty God who gave it me and and my body of Flesh to the grave to be Decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and as for my worldly goods that God hath in mercy been pleased to bless me with I dispose of in the form and manner following (Viz:). Imprimis
In the first place I give to my beloved son John WALDROP one hundred and twenty four acres of land where he now lives; also what property I have given him heretofore is to remain his. I also give to my son David WALDROP one hundred forty five acres of land where he now lives and all the property that I have heretofore given him is to remain his. I also give to my son Solomon WALDROP two hundred and fifty acres of land more or less where he now [lives] and all the property I have heretofore given him to remain his.
I also give unto my Samuel WALDROP all the remainder of my lands on Enoree
that is joining to the land above willed to my son Solomon WALDROP and all the property that I have heretofore given him to remain his. I also give to my son Richard Henderson WALDROP one hundred and thirty eight acres of land adjoining where he now lives and all the other property that I have heretofore given him is to remain his.
I also give unto my son James WALDROP one hundred and thirty eight acres of land bounded on land belonging to Charles GRIFFIN, William ?DODSON? and Rich'd WALDROP and all the other property I have heretofore given him is to remain his. I also give to my son Elijah Waldrop one hundred and thirty eight acres of land lying and bounding on land belonging to William Dodgen, James and Richard Waldrop and William ANDERSON Senr and Junr also one bay mare which he now hath. I also give unto my son Elisha WALDROP [the page has been mended with tape at this point which has turned black leaving most of three lines illegible] one hundred and twenty four acres of land lying and bounding on land belonging to William Dodgen and land above willed to Elijah Waldrop taking in spring [mended] in Carrons old survey with three acres of said Survey going the course of the said tract from the Cabbins branch to a large Bottom thence up said Bottom til he gets one hundred and twenty four acres.
I also give to my son Abraham WALDROP one hundred and twelve acres of land lying in on the West Side of of Carson Creek joining land belonging to Charles GRIFFIN and John SIMPSON. I also give to my son Isaac WALDROP all the rest of my land in total.
I give to my son Elisha one young bay mare being a colt of a mare called Little Diamond, one cow, one calf, and one sow and pigs, also one dish one basin, half dozen plates and case knives and forks. I also give my son Elijah Waldrop one cow and calf, one sow and pigs, one dish and Bason, six plates and case knoves and forks. I also give to my son Solomon Waldrop one pewter dish one basin six plates and case knives and forks. I also give to my son Richard Waldrop one dish, one bason, six plates, one case knoves and forks. I also give to to my son Abraham WALDROP one young bay mare called ?Eclipse? [another mend at this point obliterating part of three lines], one cow and calf one sow and pigs one dish one basin six plates one case knives & forks
I also give to my son Isaac WALDROP on brown horse [mended] colt called Buck, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs, one dish, one basin, six plates one case of knives and forks. [mended] I also give to my daughter Mary Pitts one dish one basin six plates one case knives & forks. I also give to my daughter Writter Waldrop one bay horse cold called Dart, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs, one dish, one basin, one case of knives and forks, six plates and one bed and furniture and one iron pot. I also lend to my beloved wife Mary WALDROP all that parcel or tract of land above willed to my son Isaac Waldrop during her natural life or widowhood privileging my son Isaac when he marries or comes of age to clear and cultivate on said lot of land where is most convenient.
And also I lend to my wife, Mary WALDROP all the rest of my property that is not above willed away including Negroes, horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, all the rest of
my Household furniture of all sorts, all my plantation tools of all kinds, and all the rest of my estate both in the field, and in the house and on the dunghill during her widowhood. And my will is that if my wife does marry that then she is to have her choice of all the Negroes that is then belonging to my estate [another large mend here] and my will is that I then give to my daughter Nancy Pitts her choice of all the remaining negroes and my will further is that I then give to my daughter Ritter Waldrop her choice of all the remaining negroes. And if there is any negroes left, my will is that I still lend them to my wife and my will further is that at the marriage of my wife that the one half of all my property that I lend to my wife shall be sold by my executors, except [mend] the Negroes giving twelve months credit requiring bond
and approved security [ a mend making three lines totally illegible] being sold at public Vendue, and the money thence arising to be equally divided among all my children named above.
And then my will furder is that the negro or negress as above reserved to my wife with the other half of all the property lent to her shall still be continued lent to her and she and her husband complying with the conditions following: that is to say if her husband shall and will be bound in a sufficient bond with two [illegible] securities satisfactory to my executors that they will return at the death of my wife Mary WALDROP all the
property that is then lent to them with its increase[illegible] to my executors, that then
and in that case my will is that Negroes above reserved with the other half of all the property first lent shall still continue to be lent to her during her life except the land which shall at her marriage be given to my son Isaac WALDROP with all its profits and privileges and at her death my will is that all the property that was continued to be lend and then returned shall be sold by my Executors at publick (sic) vendue (sic) giving twelve months credit requiring bond and security and the money thence
arising to be equally divided among all my children above mentioned.
And my will is that if my wife does marry and her husband does not comply with the
premises above described, or not to the satisfaction of my executors that then and in that case my will is that all the property belonging to my estate which was first lent to my wife Mary WALDROP except the Negroes above willed to my daughters shall be sold at publick (sic) vendue (sic) giving twelve months credit requiring bond and security and the money thence arising paid into the hands of my executors and equally divided among all my children above named.
I constitute and appoint my well beloved sons Solomon WALDROP and James WALDROP to be my lawful executors to see to the execution of this my last will and testament setting all other wills void and none [illegible] effect. Witness my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of May Anne Dom. one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight and in the 22nd. yar of the Independence of the United States of America.
James WALDROP (seal) (Signed)
Signed in presence of us:
Mary (her mark) GRIFFIN
Stephen JOHNSON (Signed)
This will is in really bad shape. In addition to the tape mentioned above,
there are three or four places where it appears to have been spattered with
water causing the ink to run. I did the best I could to copy it exactly as
I did not copy the recording date but the Order for Appraisal was entered 4
Note: ***** We call this James Waldrop the son of Luke and Christian Waldrop with good reason. In Granville Co., NC, he was named in Luke's household in 1757-1758. He lived with John Searcy in 1760. He lived with Capt. Michael Satterwhite in 1761. He was back in Luke's house in 1762 and 1764, and in 1763, Luke deeded land to James. From 1765-1770. In 1769, Luke again deeded James land. In 1770, James and Mary Waldrop sold their land in Granville Co., NC. In 1771, James Waldrop received a 500 acre grant in Cravens Co., SC.
The land in Cravens Co. became part of Ninety Six District and later part of Newberry Co., SC. James bought another 250 acres in Newberry Co., SC in 1786.
In 1790, James bought 550 acres in Laurens Co., SC on the Enoree River. The land was bounded by land of Joseph and Luke Waldrop. The deed was witnessed by Solomon and Samuel Waldrop. In his Will, James gave the land on the Enoree to his sons, Solomon and Samuel. Joseph and Luke's relationship to James could be disputed. We think Joseph was a brother, but we are not sure Luke was. We are inclined to believe Luke may have been a cousin of James.
This is the James Waldrop that DAR has acknowledged as a Revolutionary War soldier. He was paid for his service. He would have been in his mid 30's when he served.
We believe James married Mary Henderson in Granville Co., NC. Samuel and Richard Henderson were dominant figures in the Nut Bush area of the county about the time James married. And, James and Samuel Henderson were in the same area of Newberry Co., SC in the 1770's through 1790's.
James and Mary had 13 children that lived to adulthood. Each child is named in his Will written in 1798. James died before Jul 1799 when his will was probated. He died a very wealthy man.
The children named in the will of James were: Mary, b. 1762; Solomon, b. 1765; David, b. 1766; John, b. 1767; Samuel, b. 1768; Richard Henderson, b. 1770; James, b. 1771; Elijah and Elisha, twins, b. 1773; Nancy, b. 1775; Abraham, b. 1780; Hannah Henrietta (Ritter), b. 1781; and Isaac, b. 1783.
Researchers prior to us have married all of James and Mary's daughters to Pitts men. Mary married Abner; Nancy married Charles and Ritter married John Pitts they say. We have no opinion on these facts. We have done no research on the daughters of James or the Pitts family to date.
Today, our data shows that Solomon left SC and went to Jasper Co., GA where he died in 1834; David left SC and went to Monroe Co., KY where he died in 1834; John never married and died in Newberry Co., SC about 1816; Samuel died in Newberry or Laurens Co., SC in 1799; Richard Henderson stayed in Newberry/Laurens Co. and died there in 1840; James died shortly after his father in 1799; Elijah died in Newberry in 1821; Elisha died in Newberry in 1809; Abraham died in Newberry in 1826 and Isaac went to Fayette Co., GA where he died after 1834. Some of this data is well documented, some is not. Some, we are still working on.
1757 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. By Richard Harris. Luke Waldrop, 3 White, no black, 3 Total. Son John, then James indented on following lines. [Copy of list in order shown on original in file.-CW]
1758 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. By Samuel Henderson. Luke Waldrop 3 Polls. Son John, then James on following lines, indented. [Copy of list in order shown on original in file.-CW]
1760 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. Taken by James Mitchell, Granville County 10 Jun 1760. Luke Waldrop 2 Polls. Son Joseph is on the next line indented. The following name is John Searcy 2 Polls followed by James Waldrop indented. Two names farther down is John Waldrop 1 Poll. [Copy of list in order shown on original in file.-CW]
1761 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. Taken by Richard Henderson, A List of Tax for Nutbush District 1761. Luke Waldrop 2 Whites, no Blacks, 2 Total. Son Joseph on following line indented. Son James Waldrop is listed following Capt Michael Satterwhite 2 Whites 4 Blacks 6 Total 1 Black under 16 in Island Creek District taken by John Williams, Ju'. Son John is on the list of Taxables of Raglands District taken by John Williams Jr. with 1 white no blacks total 1. John Waldrop is also shown on a list by unknown which appears to have the same names as the Raglands District list.
1761 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Deed Book "E", page 45-46. 7 Oct 1761. Deed executed by Thomas Akin and wife Avis of Virginia to John Wallace for 5 shillings, 250 acres on Little Island Creek. Witnesses James Mitchell and James Waldrop.-JD [This is the first mention of James Waldrop in the records of Granville Co., NC.-DPS][Cox said Deed Book L... E is probably right considering date.-CW]
1762 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. A List of those Taxables Contained in Nutbush District of Granville County for the year 1762 by Richard Henderson. Luke Waldrop 2 white, no blacks, total 2. Sons James & Joseph with Joseph marked through are on the next line. John Waldrop showed 1 white no blacks in the Ragland District taken by John Williams Jr. in 1762.
1763 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Luke deeded to James Waldrop, 25 Oct 1763. [See [RIN 9] Luke Waldrop for details-CW]
1764 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. Luke Waldrop had 5 white males in his household. James was one of them. [See Rin 9, Luke Waldrop]
1765 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. James Waldrop - 1 white male.
1765 --- Newberry Co., SC. James bought land..no data [If this record exists, there was another James Waldrop around. This James was on the 1765 and 1766 Granville Co., NC Tax Lists. We leave it here for investigation.-CW]
1766 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. James Waldrop - 1 white male.
1767 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Deed Book H, Page 443. Robert Mitchel of Granville Co., NC to James Wallace of same, 10 Oct 1767, for 20 pounds current money of Virginia, one certain tract or parcel of land containing 140 acres, be the same more or less, lying on both sides of the Ready Branch; Beginning at a White Oak Sherwood Sims' corner, thence East 160 poles to a pine, thence North 140 poles to a White Oak, thence West 160 poles to a White Oak, thence South 140 poles to the beginning.. Robert Mitchel. Witnesses Thomas Mitchel, James Waldrop. Granville County August Court 1768. Acknowledged by Robert Mitche. Test Sam Benton CC. Truly Registered Sam Benton PR. [Copy of abstract in file.-CW]
1767 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. James Waldrop - 1 white male.
1768 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. James Waldrop - 1 white male.
1769 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. James Waldrop - 1 white male.
1769 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Deed Bk. H, Page 514, 6 Feb 1769 - Records of Granville Co., NC. Luke Waldrop deeds to James Waldrop, his son, 62 1/2 acres. [See Luke Waldrop [Rin 9] for complete transcript.-CW]
1770 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Tax List. James Waldrop - 1 white male. [This was James' last appearance on the Original Tax Lists we saw at the NC Archives. Some of the lists were missing or incomplete.-CW]
1770 --- GRANVILLE CO., NC. Deed Book "I", page 281-282. "This Indenture made the 27th day of November 1770 between JAMES and MARY WALDROP and John Bullock." [for 187.5 acres/ Evidently, this was part of the 175 acres given and the 62.5 acres sold by Luke Waldrop to James Waldrop in 1763 and 1769. I have no records as to what disposition James Waldrop made of the other part of these lands. James Waldrop signed the Deed and Mary Waldrop signed with her mark which was a "+".-DPS]
Actual Text - From Jan Dawson's files, transcribed by Noble Acker. Copy of original document in file.-CW
This indenture made the twenty seventh day of November in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and seventy between James Waldrop and Mary his wife of Granville County in the province of North Carolina of the one part and John Bullock of county and province aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said James Waldrop and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty five pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the said John Bullock at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said James Waldrop and Mary his wife doth hereby acknowledge hath given granted bargained sold aliened released made over conveyed and confirmed unto the said John Bullock his heirs and assigns forever one certain tract or parsel of land situate lying and being in Granville County aforesaid and on Little Nutbush Creek containing by estimation one hundred eighty seven acres and a half be the same more or less and is bounded as follows, to wit Beginning at a red oak thence by Robert Mitchels former line E. 198 poles to a hickory on Little Nutbush Creek then up the said creek as it meanders to a persimmon tree on the said creek then So. 32 W. 130 poles to a black gum then W. 58 pole to an ash then N. 306 pole to the beginning To have and to hold the aforesaid granted and bargained premises with all and singular the rights benefits priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said John Bullock his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Waldrop and Mary his wife doth by these presents warrent and defent the aforesaid granted and bargained premises with every of the appurtenances to the said John Bullock his heirs and assigns to be at the time of granting the same free from and clear of all manner of incumbrances and from the just claim of any person or persons whomsoever -- In testimony whereof the said James Waldrop and Mary his wife have hereuto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written. James Waldrop (Seal), Mary [her + mark] Waldrop (Seal)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of (no witnesses)
North Carolina - The within deed from James Waldrop and Mary his wife to John Bullock was acknowledged before me in due form of law and the said Mary being by me privately examined seperately and apart from her said husband acknowledged and confessed that she executed the said deed freely and voluntarily of her own accord without compultion or coertion of her husband, and that she willingly relinquished her right of dower in and to the lands and premises therein mentioned Therefore let it be registered. Given under my hand this 27th day of November 1771. Richard Henderson
Registered in the registers office of the said county in Book I Folio 261.262. (The deed date of 1770 may be in error. 1771 would appear to be correct. The conflict in page numbers is not explained.)
1771 --- CRAVENS CO., SC. Land Grant. James Waldrope from George III, King. 500 acres on the waters of Little River.
Actual Text - Copy of original document in file.-CW
George the third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King defender of the faith and so forth, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: know Ye of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these presents for us our heirs and successors, do give and Grant unto James Waldrope his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing 500 acres, situate in Craven County, on the waters of Little River, bounded to the North part on vacant land, and land laid out on the County, to the west on Robert Johnson, and James Griffin's land, on the County, Charles Carson and Samuel Ford, and to the South by Charles Pitts and vacant land, South East by John Monck and vacant land--and hath such shape, form and marks, as appear by a plat thereof, hereunto annexed: Together with all woods, under-woods, timber and timber trees, lakes, ponds, fishings, waters, watercourses, profits commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments, whatsoever, thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining: Together with privilege of hunting, hawking and, in fowling in and upon the same, and all mines and minerals whatsoever; saving and reserving, nevertheless, to us, our heirs and successors, all white pine trees, if any there should be found growing thereon: and also saving and reserving, nevertheless to us our heirs and successors, one tenth part of mines of gold and silver only: to have and to hold, the said track of 500 acres of land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said James Waldrope his heirs and assigns forever, in free, and common soccage, the said James Waldrope his heirs and assigns forever, in free and common foccage, the said James Waldrope his heirs and assigns yielding and paying therefore unto us, our heirs and successors, or to our Receiver General for the time being, or to his deputy or deputies for the time being, yearly, that is to say, on the twenty-fifth day of March, in every year, at the rate of 3 shillings sterling, or four shillings proclamation money for every hundred acres, and so in proportion according to the number of acres contained hereof; the same to commence at the expiration of two years from the date thereof. Provided always, and this present Grant is upon condition, nevertheless, that the said James Waldrope his heirs or assigns shall and do yearly, and every year, after the date of these presents, clear and cultivate at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion according to the number of acres herein contained; and also shall and do enter a minute or docket of these our letters patent in the office of our of Auditor General for the time being, in our said Providence, within six months from the date hereof; and upon condition, that if the said rent hereby reserved, shall happen to be in arrear and unpaid for the space of three years from the time it is to become due, and no distress can be found on the said lands, tenants and hereitaments hereby granted, or if the said James Waldrope his heirs or assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate yearly and every year, at the rate of 3 acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion, according to the number of acres herein contained, or if a minute or docket of these our letters patent, shall not be entered in the office of our Auditor general for the time being, in our said province, within six months from the date hereof, that then and in any of these cases this present Grant shall cease and determine and be utterly void; and the said lands tenements and hereditaments hereby granted, and every part and parcel thereof shall revert to us, our heirs and successors, as fully and absolutely, as if the same had never been granted. Given under the great seal of our said province witness His Excellency the Right Hon. Lord Charles G. Montagu Captain Gent. Governor and commander in chief in and over our said province of South Carolina, this 21st Day of February Anno Dom. 1772 in the twelfth year of our Reign. C.G. (L.M.S.) Montagu signed by his excellency the Governor in Council and hath thereunto a plat thereof annexed, representing the same, certified by John Bremar deputy surveyor general 26th November 1771. J. Woodin, pro. C.C.
1771 --- CRAVENS CO., SC. Memorial. James Waldrop registered Grant of 21 Feb 1772.
Actual Text - Copy of original document in file.-CW
A Memorial exhibited by James Waldrope to be registered in the Auditors Office of a plantation or tract of land containing 500 acres. Situate in Craven County on the waters of Little River bounded N. part on vacant land of land & laid out on the bounty W. on Robert Johnson & James Griffin on the bounty Charles Carson & Samuel Ford S. by Charles Pitts & vacant land SE. by John Monk & vacant land survey certified the 26th Nov. 1771 and granted the 21st of Feb 1772 to the Mem'st ??[Looks like rate]?? pro money per 100 acres to commence two years from the date. In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand the 8th of May 1772. John Caldwell D.S. delivered 4 Nov 1772 to James Waldrop.
Actual plat survey. [Copy of original survey in file.-CW]
Persuant to a precept to me directed by John Bremar, Esq. DSG. Bearing dated June 5th day 1771, I have measured and laid out unto James Waldrop a plantation or tract of land containing five hundred  acres, situate in Craven County, on the waters of Little River bounded to the N. part on vacant land and part on land laid out in this bounty to the W. on lands laid out to Robert Johnson, on lands laid out to James Griffin, on land laid out on the Bounty on land laid out to Charles Carson, and on land laid out to Samuel Ford, to the S. part on land laid out to Charles Pitts, and part on vacant land, S.E. part on land laid out to John Monk and part on vacant land, And hath such shape form and marks as a plat above doth represent. Certified for the 26th day of Nov 1771 Jno. Caldwell, D.S. [Numbered 259. Though not mentioned in the survey, this land also bounded on the SSE. by land of David Richardson. The note that all waters were less than 10 feet wide and 1 inch deep.]
1771 --- BERKLEY CO., SC. Plat. Tract laid out for Elizabeth Johnston dated 3 Dec 1771 on Little River shows ...bounding on land laid out to James Waldrup...
Actual Text - Copy of original document in file.-CW
Pursuant to a precept from John Bremar Esq DSGl. dated the 3rd day of December 1771--I have admeasured and laid out unto Elizabeth Johnston a tract of land containing 200 acres in Berkly County on the waters of Little River in the fork of Broad and Saludah rivers bounding to the NWest part on land of Wm Gillaland and part on land of Wm Anderson and part on land of John Pitts to the NEast on land of Timothy Griffin on the SEast on land laid out to David Richardson part and part on land of James Waldrup and part on land of John Monk and hath such shape form and marks as the above plat presents Surveyed this 14th day of May 1772. Joseph Wright DS.
1773 --- Cravens Co., SC. Memorial. Elizabeth Johnston's Memorial says ...bounding SE on David Richardson & James Waldrup... [See RIN 21253, Interesting Notes, for explanation of Memorial.-CW]
Actual Text - Copy of original document in file.-CW
A Memorial exhibited by Elizabeth Johnston to be reg'd in the auditor's office agreeable to order of Council & to a condition of the Grant hereafter Mentioned of a plantation or tract of land containing 200 acres situate in on the waters of Little River in the fork of Broad and Saludy rivers bounding NW on William Gillaland William Anderson & John Pitts NE on Timothy Griffith's & SE on David Richardson & James Waldrup & John Monks land. Survey Certified the 14th May 1772 and Granted the 19th of Jun 1772 to the Mem'st [Looks like a rate] per 100 acres to commence two years from the date In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand the 25th August 1772. Joseph Wright DS. Del 5th November 1772 to James Johnston.
1772 --- CRAVENS CO., SC. Laurens & Newberry Counties, SC. Saluda & Little River Settlements 1749-1775. Section 6, Carsons Creek and Sandy Run by Jesse Motes. Survey for Timothy Griffin pursuant to precept dated 1 Jun 1772; 350 acres in Cravens County on waters of Little River. Bounded N by William Johnston and Patrick Blance; NE by John Johnston; E by Jonathan Neyle; S by William Gilliland; W by James Waldrop, NW by John Monk. Survey certified 15 Jul 1772 by John Caldwell, D.S. Certified by order of council 5 Jan 1773. P16-232:1.
Memorial by Thomas Griffin; 350 acres in Cravens County on waters of Little River. Bounded N. by William Johnston adn Patk. Blains; NE by John Johnston; E by Jonathan Neyles; S by Wm. Gilliland; W by James Waldrop; NW by Jno. Monk. Survey certified 5 Jan 1773 and granted 23 Jan 1773. Quit rent to commence in 2 years. Signed 8 June 1773. Jno. Caldwell, D.S. Delivered to Robt. Johnston 7 Dec 1773. [M12-235:6]
1773 --- CRAVENS CO., SC. Memorial. Timothy Griffin's Memorial says ...bounding W on James Waldrop's... [See RIN 21253, Interesting Notes, for explanation of Memorial.-CW]
Actual Text - Copy of original document in file.-CW
A Memorial exhibited by Timothy Griffin to be registered in the Auditors office of a plantation or tract of 350 acres of land Situate in Craven County on the waters of Little River bounding N on Wm Johnstons & Pat'k Blains. NE on John Johnstons E on Jonathan Neyles S on Wm Gilliands W on James Waldrop's & NW on Jno Monks land Survey Certified 5 Jan 1773 & Granted the 23rd of Jan 1773 to the Mem'st ???[Appears to be rate.]??? per 100 acres to commence two years from the date. In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand the 8th of June 1773. Jno Caldwell DS del'd 7 Dec 1773 to Rob't Johnston.
AA 8118 - This packet contains a certificate to James Waldrop for militia duty as a private for payment on the amount of one hundred six pounds, four shillings, 3 pence; dated __ [Copies of originals in file.-CW]
James served in the Carolina Militia, performing service for both NC and SC. during the Revolutionary War. Records indicate he served as a private, lieutenant and captain.
D.A.R. papers of Barbara Sheffield Woods, No. 558011. After the war, he resumed his occupation of planter on his Enoree River plantation.
1782 --- ABBEVILLE DISTRICT, SC. Wills and Bonds: p. 181. Abstracts of Old 96 & Abbeville, SC Wills & Bonds, by Young - Box 55, Pack 1305 - Estate of Laughlin Leonard, Box 55, Pack 1305. Estate administered 6 Nov 1782 at White Hall by Mary Leonard, Henry Pearson, James Waldrop bound to Jno Ewing Calhoun Ord. 96 District sum $14000 lbs. Citation mentions Mary Leonard of Little River Saluda, next of kin. Inv. made 27 Dec 1782 by Richard Griffin, Richard & Reubin Golding. MS Archives, Apr 2009.
1782 --- ABBEVILLE DISTRICT, SC. Wills and Bonds p. 146. Abstracts of Old 96 & Abbeville, SC Wills & Bonds, by Young - Box 45, Pack 1028 - Estate of Col. Joseph Hays - Administered 8 Nov 1782 by Alice Hays, Henry Pearson, James Waldrop, bound to Jno. Ewing Calhoun Ord. 96 District, sum 14000 lbs. Certified at house of Richard Griffin. Alice Hays, the Widow lived between Little River and Bush River. Paid $15.00 to moving the family from Virginia, 29 Apr 1786. Henry Pearson maketh the oath that Alice Hays, now the wife of Wm. Stewart, sold property to Steward's father in NC. MS Archives, Apr 2009.
1785 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Survey. William Griffin survey of 92 acres in Ninety Six District on branch of Carson Creek of Little River below Indian Boundary. 4 Mar 1785. Bounded by William Smith. William Welch. James Waldrop.
1785 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Deed Book H, page 170-171. South Carolina. Newberry District. 5 Feb 1806. William Griffin, saddler, to Charles Leopard of Newberry District for $130, 22 acres on waters of Carson Creek, a branch of Little River, adj. James Waldrop, plat dated 4 Mar 1785. William Griffin (Seal). Witness Ayres Holyday. Thomas McHardle(x). William Quinn, J.P. Proved in Lincoln County, GA by the oath of Ayres Holyday and Thomas McHardle before William Quinn, J.P. Recorded 18 Feb 1806.
1786 --- ABBEVILLE DISTRICT, SC. Wills and Bonds. Abstracts of Old 96 & Abbeville. SC Wills & Bonds, by Young - Box 50, Pack 1165, Estate of James Johnson - Administered 7 Jul 1786 by Luke and Mary Waldrop, Jas. Saxon, Thos. Gafford, bound to John Thomas, Ord. 96 District, sum of 1000 lbs. Certified in Public at Hammonds Store on Bush River. Inv. made 17 Jul 1786 by Henry Pearson, Charles Griffin, James Waldrop of Newberry County. Nancy Martin requests that Luke Waldrop be administrator of said estate.
1786 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Deed Book A, page 236-238. 13 Dec 1786. Thomas Pitts, planter of Ninety Six District, to Berry Harris, carpenter, of same, for 35 pounds sterling, tract on waters of Little River, one half of 200 acres granted to Elizabeth Johnston 19 Jun 1772 and conveyed by Elizabeth Johnston to Joseph Hays 23 & 24 Feb 1773, then conveyed by Joseph Hays to Thos Pitts 8 & 9 Dec 1777, on north side of the mane country road from Rabuns Creek to Charleston, adj. James Waldrop. John Monk. William Gilliland. William Anderson. Thomas Pitts (x)(Seal). Sally Pitts (x)(Seal). Witness Samuel Harris. Reuben Golding. Harris Gillam. Proved in open court 5 Mar 1787. [Newberry County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume 1: Deed Book A & B 1785-1794 [1751-1794] by Brent Holcombe has similar abstract.-CW]
1786 --- NEWBERRY CO, SC. Deed Book "A" page 754. 6 Jun James Waldrop bought from Roger Pinckney, Provost Marshall of South Carolina, a tract of 250 acres of land, situated on a branch of Little River bounded by vacant lands, for 300 pounds sterling. Recorded 25 Aug 1789.
1788 --- LAURENS CO., SC. Court Minutes. 10 Jun 1788 - Page 235. A bond from Wm. Simms to James Waldrop bearing the date the 13th day of November 1773 Conditioned to make titles to a tract of 550 acres of land proven in Open Court by the oath of Charles Griffin and ordered to be Recorded. [See Luke RIN 9, 1778 request by Sims. Need to find Wm. Sims relationship to Waldrops, but believe his association was with this family, not the Enoree ones.-CW]
1790 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Deed Book C, page 340-341. 20 Dec 1790. Frederick Fraser of Charleston District to James Waldrop of Ninety Six District, for 57 Pounds, 550 acres in Cravens Co. on south side of Enoree River adj. Joseph Waldrop, James Hall, Joseph Patterson, Luke Waldrop, granted 2 Apr 1772 to William Williamson dec'd, formerly of the state aforesaid, and conveyed by him to Frederick Fraser 20 & 21 Dec 1790. Fredk Fraser (Seal). Witness E. Rutledge, Junr. Solomon Waldrop. Samuel Waldrop. Proved in Newberry County by the oath of Samuel Waldrop 29 Jul 1793 before Mercer Babb, J.P. Recorded 17 Sep 1793. or Recorded 13 Jul 1795. [Newberry County, South Carolina Deed Abstracts Volume 1: Deed Book A & B 1785-1794 [1751-1794] by Brent Holcombe has similar abstract.-CW]
1794 --- LAURENS CO., SC. Will of John Mangum, page 252. dated 20 May 1794. Admr. granted to William Mangum. Appraisers - James Waldrop, John Floyd, Daniel McKie. [John and William Mangum were both enumerated in Newberry Co., SC in 1790. John had 1 over, 1 female. William had 2 over, 2 under and 2 females. They were on the page with John Waldrop. Wonder if Laurens here is an error?-CW]
1795 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Deed Book C, page 258. William Caldwell and Joseph Williams bound to Samuel Henderson, and James Waldrop, Senr, in the sum of 460 pounds 16 shillings, 28 cents, 28 Jan 1795, for William Caldwell and Joseph Williams, exrs of Maj. John Williams dec'd, to make title to said Samuel Henderson and James Waldrop to 350 acres, agreeable to platt certified by Jacob Roberts Brown, D.S. on south side of Mudlick Creek by 12 Jan next. William Caldwell (Seal), Joseph Williams (Seal). Witness John Simpson, William Ross. Recorded 29 May 1795. [Newberry County, SC Deed Abstracts Vol. II, Books C, D-2, & D 1794-1800 [1765-1800] by Brent Holcombe has similar abstract]
1795 --- LAURENS CO., SC. Deed Book F, Page 55. South Carolina Ninety Six District, Lawrence [Laurens] County. 28 Mar 1795, Daniel Williams, Sr., planter, of said county, planter to Samuel Henderson and James Waldrop of same, mortgage of one negro fellow Harry and one negro Moses, one negro wench Jude and her two children George and Lena, one negro girl Sarah, for the payment of 400 pounds sterling. Daniel Williams (Seal). Witness William Caldwell, Jno Simpson. Recorded 23 Jul 1795.
John Simpson made oath on 18 Jul 1795. Recorded 23 Jul 1795. [Copy of complete original document in file.-CW] [Newberry County, SC Deed Abstracts Vol. II, Books C, D-2, & D 1794-1800 [1765-1800] by Brent Holcombe has similar abstract, but calls it Newberry Co., SC Deed Book C, page 259-260.-CW]
1795 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Land Grant for 32 Acres dated 23 April 1795 to James Waldrop, p. 222, vol. 34, class 2, granted 1795.
I hereby certify for James Waldroup a tract of land containing 32 acres. Surveyed for him the 16th of May 1795. Situate in 96 District in Newberry County on the waters of Little River and hath such form, marks, buttings and boundings as the above plat representes. Given under my hand this 23rd day of March 1795. Wm. Caldwell Dep. Surv. Ben Waring, Surv. Gen. [This land was bounded by land belonging to Charles Pitts, Richard Johnston, William Mangum and James Waldrop.]
1796 --- LAURENS CO., SC. Deed Book "F" p. 348. "Joseph Waldrop and wife HANNER [sic Hannah] sold Daniel BROWN 50 acres on the SALUDA RIVER, bordering on James Waldrop.
1796 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Deed Book C, page 668-669. 2 Feb 1796. James Griffin Senr of Newberry County, planter, to John Simpson of Laurence County, for 20 pounds sterling, three feather beds, two cows and yearlings marked under keel in the right ear, hole and crop in the left ear, one bay horse about 13 hands high, about 8 years old, household furniture, pewter, spoons, pots, plow irons, one black horse. James Griffin (X (Seal). Witness Daniel Griffin. James Waldrop. Proved 4 Feb 1796 by the oath of Daniel Griffin before John Hunter. Recorded 4 May 1796. [Newberry County, SC Deed Abstracts Vol. II, Books C, D-2, & D 1794-1800 [1765-1800] by Brent Holcombe has similar abstract]
1796 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Grant for 22 Acres dated 23 April 1796, page 447, Vol. 40, class 2, granted 1796.
Actual plat - Copy of survey in file.-CW
I hereby Certify for James Waldrop a tract of land containing 22 acres surveyed for him the 30th of January 1796. Situate in 96 District in Newberry County on Carsons Creek of Little River of Saluda and hath such form marks, buttings and boundaries as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 23 of April 1796. J.R. Brown, Dept. Surv. Ben. Waring, Surv. Gen. [This land bounded by land of James Griffin, Charles Griffin, and land of James Waldrop. It had a road and Carson's Creek running through it.]
1796 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Deed Book I, p. 281. James Waldrop to John Bulcock. SC State Land Grants 96 District 1796. 13 Acres. Volume 40, p. 447 96 District, 120 Acres Volume 43, p. 75.
1797 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Grant for 13 Acres dated 4 September Recorded plat bears date of 31 Aug 1797.
I do hereby certify for James Waldrop Senior a tract of land containing 13 acres surveyed for him the 13th of April 1797. Situate in 96 District in Newberry County waters of Carsons Creek, waters of Little River, waters of Saluda River and hath such form, marks, buttings and bounding as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 31st Day of August 1797, Signed David Speers D.S. and Bn. Waring, Surv. Gen. [This land was bounded by William Dodgen and Charles Griffin and James Waldrop's land]. Grant was executed 31 Aug 1797 by Charles L.M.S. Pinkney, Esq. Governor and Commander in Chief, Columbia, SC.
1797 --- LAURENS CO., SC. Deed Book, "F" p. 347. Joseph Waldrop and James King SR. bought 150 acres on the North side of the SALUDA RIVER bordering on James Waldrop and Maxwell's Bridge.
1797 --- LAURENS CO., SC. Deed Book J, page 181. James Waldrop to Solomon Waldrop 234 1/2 acres for 20 pounds. 17 Aug 1797.
Actual Text - Copy of original document in file.-CW
State of South Carolina. Newberry County. Know all men by these presents that I James Waldrop Sen'r of State and county aforesaid for and in the full consideration of twenty pounds current money to me in hand paid by Solomon Waldrop of State and County aforesaid have granted bargained and sold and released and by these presents do grant bargain sell and release unto the said Solomon Waldrop all that plantation or tract of land containing two hundred and thirty four and a half acres. It being part of a ?? tract of land surveyed for william Williamson and conveyed by him to the aforesaid James Waldrop Senior the original tract containing five hundred and fifty acres and this laid of at the north end on ???? of said tract by the dividing line beginning at a pine station of original survey and running from thence SW??? to pine Station thence a ?? course to White Oak station thence to Post Oak Station ?? to beach at Branch which is the corner of the dividing line, thence NE course accoring to the original Plat reference being had to the original Plat may more ??? appear Together with all and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to the land or premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining to have or to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the said Solomon Waldrop his heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby bind myself my heirs Executors and assigns to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said Solomon Waldrop his heirs and assigns against myself my heirs forever whomsoever claiming or to claim the lawfully the land or any part thereof as Witness my hand & Seal this 17th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven and in the twenty first year of the Independence of the United States of America. James Waldrop. (Seal).
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of David Speers. Richard Taylor. William Hunter.
Received day and date within mentioned of the within named Solomon Waldrop the full consideration money within mentioned I say received by me. James Waldrope
Witness/??? David Speers.
South Carolina. Laurens County. Personally appeared David Speers before me who being duly sworn as the law directs that he was present and saw James Waldrope sign seal and deliver the within as his act and deed and that he saw richard Taylor Wm Hunter sign with himself as a witness to the same. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of March 1805. David Speers. Wm. Burnside, J.P. A true record of the original November 26th, 1810. John Garlington, R. M. C.
1799 - NEWBERRY CO., SC. Will - Volume 1, Book B, page 63 or 328. Written 25 May 1798, probated 30 Jul 1799.
1800 --- NEWBERRY CO., SC. Judge of Probate Inventories From Will Book C - 1800-1803
The sale of the Estate of James Waldrop Sen/r. Decd.
Mary Pitts - 1 Negro boy named Jack 36 pounds 19 shillings 2 pence
Elisha Waldrop - 1 Negro girl named Naned Mary 58 11 4
Ritter Waldrop - 1 old wench named Cloe 9 4
George Gibson - 2 Fat hogs 4 4
William Coggans - ditto 4 15 1
Samuel Lindsey Sen/r to 8 Fat hoggs 15 19 5
Richart Waldrop - Two ditto 4 1 11
William Blake - 1 Boar & 1 Barrow 18 8
Charles Griffin - 5 hoggs 4 16 8
Charles Pitts - 5 ditto 3 10 1
Samuel Lindsey Sen/r to 18 hoggs 7 5 3
John Waldrop - to 1 hog 8 9
William Mitchell - 1 wagon 25
Samuel Lindsey Sen/r - 1 black mare 14 18 8
Elisha Waldrop - 1 bay colt white face 15 10 4
David Griffin - 1 Sorrel mare 7 9 5
James Alton - Sorrel horse colt 9 6 8
Solomon Waldrop - Brown horse colt 15 5 8
Abraham Waldrop - 1 feather bed and bed stead 8 3 4
Elijah Waldrop - 1 ditto 7 0
John Waldrop - 1 ditto 3 0 8
Richart Waldrop - 1 ditto 3 11 9
Thomas Eastland - 1 pair spectacles 2 4
Elijah Waldrop - Grubbing hoe lock chain 1/4 coattre &
2 iron wedges 2 9 John Allen - Lot of Iron and Lax 11 4
Richart Waldrop - Lot of old plows 10 10
William Dodgan - 2 axes & 1 plow hoe 9 4
John Waldrop - Lot of Iron 5 5
Elisha Waldrop - 3 plow hoes 2 false coalters 7 4
Charles Pitts - 1 barshear & 6 coalters 15 4
John Gary - Lot of old iron 10 10
Richart Waldrop - 1 sythe & sundries 15 2
1 pair chain traces 11 8
1 lot of lumber 6 1 John Waldrop - 1 lot of swingletrees & sundries 12 4
John Brooks - 1 Keg and steel 12 10
Samuel Henderson - Different articles 11 3
John Sterling - 1 jug 2/6 Elisha Waldrop articles 4/6 7 0
John Gary - Lot of hoes 5 0
David Davenport - Potash 1 8 4
James Atkins - 1 fryingpan 7
Solomon Waldrop - 1 cow hide 14 0
Abraham Waldrop - 1 pot 14 7
William Dodgan - 1 dutch oven 12 0
Ritter Waldrop - 1 loom 2 1
John Waldrop - 3 barrels 4
James Akin - 1 hhd. 1 pickling tub 19
William Dodgan - 1 sap pan 7 1
Mary Pitts - 1 wash tub 1 3
Charles Pitts - Jun/r - 3 pails 5 1
James Liffin - 1 ditto 4 2
Mary Pitts - 1 big wheel 4
Ritter Waldrop - 1 ditto 3
Ritter Waldrop - 1 reel 2 0
Richd. Waldrop - 1 barrel of Pezia 2 6
Aaron Butler - 2 barrels, 1 brass cock 6 2
Charles Pitts Jun/r - 9 head of sheep 2 2
James Golding - Spotted cow & calf & bell 2 0 10
John Johnston - 1 bull, 1 red heifer 1 3 5
William Anderson - 1 bull, 1 heifer & 1 steer 1 13 10
John Waldrop - 1 wheel 1 7
1 pair saddle bags 7 8 Issac Waldrop - 1 cupboard 3 2 1
Charles Pitts Jun/r - 1 trunk 1 6
Mary Pitts - 1 small trunk 6 2
Richart Waldrop - 1 trunk 14 7
William Dodgan - 1 piece of broadcloth 11 10
Abraham Waldrop - 1 shot gun 1 6 4
John Waldrop - 2 shot guns 5 10
Charles Pitts - 1 sythe & cradle 9 4
Elisha Waldrop - 1 ditto 6 8
Abraham Waldrop - to pewter 16
Mary Pitts - to pewter 8
Ritter Waldrop - to pewter 4
John Waldrop - to pewter 6
James Laffen - 1 desk 5 1
Richard Waldrop - two shears 5/ & 3 slays 3/ 8
Ritter Waldrop - 2 slays 5/ 1 pot rack 6/ 11
Charles Pitts - 1 pot rack 12 6
Mary Pitts - 1 bedstead 8
William Dodgen 1 bag 8 10
John Waldrop - 2 ditto 7 10
James Atkin - 1 hone 9
John Waldrop - 1 case rasors 4 10
Richart Waldrop - 1 bag nails 7
John Waldrop to leather 10 4
Joel Foster 1 1 7
William Anderson to leather 5
Elisha Waldrop - 1 drawing knife 2 4
Charles Pitts - 1 flat iron 2
John Waldrop - Sundries 3
Abraham Waldrop - 1 old tea kettle 1 2
Ritter Waldrop - 2 chards 4/8 teaware 1/ 5 8
Abraham Waldrop - 1 flat iron 1 9
D. to crockeryware 2/4 Richart Waldrop Big Bible 35/ 1 17 4
Richart Waldrop - to hymn book 2/ Rich/d Waldrop butter jug 13
Do. Sundry Books 5 6
Charles Pitts - Coffee mill 4/9 Rict. Waldrop to 12 6
Ritter Waldrop - Looking glass 4/7 Jno Waldrop 8 7
John Pitts - to wool 5/1 Ritter Waldrop the fowls 3d 5 4
Richd. Waldrop to a lot of potatoes 11 9
John Johnston - lot of geese & ganders 14
Daniel McDannel - ditto 1 2 2
Charles Pitts - to a lot of shears 4 11
James Laffen - pepper box 6 1/4 55s
Richart Waldrop - 1 jug 4d. Elisha Waldrop to 1 barrel 1 11
Do 1 sorrel cold L1 14 second sale 7 14 0
Solomon Waldrop - 1 dictionary 5 7
Rich/t. Waldrop for Isaac - 1 ax 4 9
Do. 1 barrel 1/5 Elisha Waldrop 2 cotton bags 1 3 1
Mary Pitts - 1 pan handsl 1/3 2 6
William Anderson - 1 conk shell 3 6
Richt. Waldrop 4 chairs 8/1 Abraham Waldrop 4 ditto 9/8 17 9
Abraham Waldrop 1 table 2/4 Richt. Waldrop 1 dish 5/1 7 5
William Farrow - 1 beehive 1/3 Mary Pitts - 1 tray 1/ 2 3
Richt. Waldrop to beehive 10
John Leonard - 2 iron bound Rum Hhds. 16 3
Do. - 1 barrel 3 1
John Pitts - 1 barrel 1/2 Richard Waldrop - 2 btls. 1 hhd. 8 5
Daniel McDannel - 1 ax 1 hoe 9/5 Richart Waldrop 1 bbl. & wool 19 5
James Waldrop of Granville Co., NC is called the son of Luke because Luke was a resident there the first time James Waldrop was mentioned as a witness to a deed in 1761.-CW
I don't know the relevance of this document.--CW
1799 --- Laurens Co., SC. Probate Court, Deed Book "K", page 252. Petition of Heirs of Capt. James Henderson
Whereas we the subscribers heirs and legatees of the estate of JAMES HENDERSON deceased having taken into consideration the situation of the said estate and believing that it would be attended with manifold disadvantage to have the land belonging to the said estate divided in parts or shares amongst the heirs of the said estate in the manner prescribed by law. In consequence of which we mutually agree to have the said land valued by JOHN SIMPSON, WILLIAM DUNLAP and JOHN HUNTER or such part of it as lies within Laurens County and the remainder lying in Pendleton to be valued by WILLIAM EDMONSON, JOHN WILLSON, AMBROSE HUDGENS, PHILIP BOURBOR(?) and HALL GREN(?), which valuation we all jointly and severally agree to and bind ourselves and each and every one of the heirs in the just and full sum of two hundred pounds each if we depart from the aforesaid valuation to be paid to the administrator of Estate, the said administrators however paying to us or our heirs our proportion or legal part of the value of said land according to the aforesaid valuation and on the said terms as shall be prescribed of by the said valiors. In witness whereof we have this day set our hand and seals this 22 of March 1799.
In presence of Test
ANN HENDERSON (X) MARY IRBY (X) SAMUEL HENDERSON WILLIAM HANCOCK AMBROSE HUDGENS JR. WILLIAM IRBY JAMES HENDERSON WILLIAM AINE (?) CARTER IRBY (X) W. HENDERSON South Carolina Laurens District Before me personally appeared JOHN MILLNER who being duly sworn saith that he was present and saw the above named heirs and legatees of the estate of JAMES HENDERSON deceased sign and seal the within instrument of writing for the use and purpose within mentioned and that JOHN HUNTER together with himself subscribed his name thereto as a testiment to the same. Sworn to this 9th day of April 1819.
Clerk of Laurens District.
The Waldrop and the Henderson families may have been acquainted long before James Waldrop married Mary Henderson. There were Hendersons in the Pamunky River area of VA where Michael Wardrope received his first grant in 1699. Hendersons migrated through the Carolinas in very much the same pattern as the Waldrops. We don't connect the Henderson family to our Waldrops until Granville Co., NC, however. James married Mary HENDERSON about 1760 in Granville Co., NC. Mary was born about 1736 in Goochland Co., VA. She died 5 Nov 1801 in Newberry District., SC.
James came of age about 1761. Our first sighting of him in Granville Co., NC was when he witnessed a deed. In 1763, Luke Waldrop gifted "his son", James Waldrop with 125 acres of land. That gift gives us confidence that James was a son of Luke. In 1769, Luke again deeded land to his son, James. In 1770, James and Mary sold their holdings in Granville Co., NC and headed south.
The area James settled in was known as Craven Co. or the Old 96th District when he moved to the area. It later became Laurens and Newberry Counties. It seems that James' land was on the dividing line between these two counties. He certainly did business in both counties. Between land purchases and grants he amassed a large holding and became a rich man.
When the war for Independence began, James joined as a Private and left a Captain. It appears that he and his brother, John were in the same Company and that both were at Kings Mountain. He was paid 106 pounds for his service in the militia. Dr. H. L. Waldrop researched his line back to James and was accepted into the SAR for his work. His work is documented at S.A.R. National #141648, State #7039 on record at D. A. R. National Library, Washington, DC.
When James died, each of his 13 children, 3 girls and 10 boys were named in his Will. He gave each of his sons more than 100 acres of land.
Much of the work of the family of James Waldrop Sr. was done by Miss Blanche C. Davidson, Genealogist of Newberry Co., SC. for Mrs. J. O. Hightower in 1952.
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