A South Carolina Chronology, 1497-1992, 2nd Ed by George C. Rogers

By George C. Rogers

The landmark occasions that experience outlined the prior millennium in South Carolina.

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John's rivers should remain unsettled. June 9. "A Prospect of Charlestown," an engraving based on Bishop Roberts' watercolor, was printed in London. September. John Rutledge was born. His mother was only fifteen at the time of his birth. September 9. Slaves from the Stono River plantations marched off toward St. Augustine, having heard that the Spaniards promised freedom. Forty blacks and twenty whites died in the insurrection. September 19. Andrew Pickens was born in Pennsylvania. October 23. The War of Jenkins' Ear began.

A church was to be built in each parish at public expense. The first to be built was that of St. Andrew's which was begun in 1706. 1707 Thomas Nairne, appointed Indian agent by the Assembly, attempted to direct an enlightened policy towards the Native Americans. He was killed in the Yemassee War April 15, 1715. Henrietta Dering Johnston, the first woman professional artist in the colonies and the first pastel artist in America, arrived in Charles Town. May 1. The Act of Union between England and Scotland henceforth permitted Scots to settle and trade in Carolina on equal terms with the English.

Joseph West succeeded him as governor and continued as such until October 1682. October. The Westo Indians were subdued and became allies. 1679 December 17. The Lords Proprietors ordered the site of the settlement to be moved from Albemarle Point to Oyster Point, which lay at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, and to be named Charles Town. 1680 The estimated population of the colony, excluding tribal Indians, was 1,200 including approximately 200 blacks. April 30. The first group of Huguenots arrived at Oyster Point in the Richmond.

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