Ancestors of Richard S. Wilson


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64. Captain John Henry FELDER was born in 1720 in Schupfheim, Zurich, , Switzerland, died about 12 Feb 1780 in , Orangeburg, South Carolina, about age 60, and was buried in , Orangeburg, South Carolina. Another name for John was Henry FELDER.

General Notes: !MARRIAGE: The Felder Family - a story written by Clifton Halley Felder, son of Clarance Monroe Felder, 812 E. 17th Street, Charlotte, NC.; given to Richard Scott Wilson by his grandfather Belan Scott Felder.

OCCUPATION: In 1775 he was a Justice of the Peace and Justice of the Quorum for Orangeburgh District under the Provincial Government.

NAME: Upon growing up he dropped the John from his name and was known as Henry Felder.

BIOGRAPHY: John Henry Felder came to America as a youth with his parents from Switzerland and settled in Orangeburg Township, SC in 1735. His parents were granted 350 acres of land on 17 Sep. 1738 by King George II of England. His father died in 1738 and his mother died the following year. The records state that he was under 16 years of age when orphaned. Upon growing up he dropped the name John and was subsequently known as Henry Felder. Henry was very active in politics, and was a member of the state legislature. A traditional joke was told that whenever he arrived at the legislature to present a bill, it became law before he sat down. He was a member of the second Provincial Congress on 26 Mar 1776, when it adopted a constitution and formed an independent government for South Carolina. He was employed by that congress to manufacture gun powder for the Revolutionary War. He was a Captain during the war and had five sons in his company. At the close of the war the Tories surrounded Capt. Felder's house. With the aid of his wife and servants who loaded guns while he fired, he killed more than twenty foes. His house was burned and he was forced to flee. In attempting to escape, he was shot and killed. Historian and Judge O'Neil, in his book "Bench and Bar" had this to say of Capt. Henry Felder: "This gentleman was a very active partisan in the Revolution. He brought his love of liberty from his native country and liked to tell of his fatherland, he was willing to peril all rather that to submit to tyranny. He guided General Sumter in his approach to Orangeburg and bore a part of the capture at that post." Commissioner for carrying into execution the Continental Asociation; 2nd Provincial Congress; Grand Jury foreman 1776; probable author of "Orangeburg Declaration" 20 May 1776; Commissioner to clear the Fork of the Edisto River in 1778 (of violent Tories); Count Cordwainer; Signed Giessendanner petition in 1749. Thornhill Genealogy, T. J. Thornhill, 1940 "Dr. Felder's father, Samuel Felder, was one of seven brothers, all of whom were in the Revolutionary War. Their father remained at home and molded bullets for them, which they would come home nights for. As a result, he was watched very closely by the Tories, and once when some of his sons were at home, the Tories attacked his dwelling. He jumped out of a window, the Tories in pursuit, thinking he was one of the Continental soldiers. They chased him around his garden, shooting him as he reached a spring, where he fell and died. Thus perished the Swiss ancestor of the Felder's and Revolutionary patriot who settled at Orangeburg, SC"

BURIAL: Buried 2 1/2 miles south of Orangeburg off of Highway 21.

REF: "Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Vol. 3, 1775-1790" by N. Louise Bailry and Elizabeth Ivey Cooper. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, 1981.(FELD-SC1). "The History of Orangeburg County, South Carolina" by A. S. Salley. OGS News Vol. 2, p 3. Roster of SC Patriots by Moss, p 307. F. J. D. Felder Chart 1 Jan 1977. Dr. Julian D. Kelly, Jr. submission dated 9 May 1988. South Carolina Deed Abstracts (FELD-SC2). Orangeburg Co. Plat Map, (FELD-SC3). Activities (And Death) In The American Revolution, (FELD-SC5). Lands of Capt. Henry Felder, (FELD-SC6). Royal Land Grant, Vol. 9, pg. 314, 17 Feb 1760, (FELD-SC13). Colonial Plat map, Vol. 7, pg. 97, (FELD-SC14). Royal Land Grant, Vol. 11, pg. 687, 24 Nov 1764, (FELD-SC15). Colonial Plat map, Vol. 7, pg. 428, (FELD-SC16). Judgement Roll, Henry Felder vs. Andrew Frederick, 18 Jul 1772, Box 93A, No. 162A, (FELD-SC17).

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: 1775, Orangeburg, Orangeburg, South Carolina. Henry Felder became a very prominent leader. In 1775, he was Justice of the Peace and Justice of the Quorum, for Orangeburg District. The title of Justice of the Peace was a very important and powerful position. He was also a member of the legislature, serving St. Matthew's Parish, which was in the Orangeburg District of South Carolina.

John married Mary Elizabeth SCHAUMLOFFEL on 15 Dec 1747 in Orangeburg, Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.   Henry FELDER II (born on 8 Sep 1748 , Orangeburg, South Carolina - died in 1803)

         ii.   Jacob FELDER (born on 22 Jul 1750 , Orangeburg, South Carolina - died in 1790)

        iii.   John FELDER (born on 12 Dec 1751 , Orangeburg, South Carolina - died in 1781 in , , South Carolina)

32       iv.   Frederick Joseph Daniel FELDER Sr. (born on 1 Sep 1753 , Orangeburg, South Carolina - died in 1813 in St. Matthews, Calhoun, South Carolina)

          v.   Samuel FELDER (born on 5 Jun 1755 , Orangeburg, South Carolina - died on 5 May 1807 in , Orangeburg, South Carolina)

         vi.   Abraham FELDER (born on 28 Mar 1757 , Orangeburg, South Carolina - , died in Felderville, , South Carolina)

        vii.   Peter FELDER (born on 2 Apr 1759 , Orangeburg, South Carolina - died on 12 May 1848 in , Amite, Mississippi)

       viii.   Mary Elizabeth FELDER (born on 6 Feb 1761 , Orangeburg, South Carolina)

John married Ann Catherine Magdalene SNELL in 1763 in , Orangeburg, South Carolina. Ann was born in 1747 in , Orangeburg, South Carolina and was christened on 14 Apr 1747 in , Orangeburg, South Carolina. Another name for Ann was Catherine SNELL.

Marriage Notes: Marriage date shown as 1773 also.

General Notes: !MARRIAGE: The Felder Family - a story written by Clifton Halley Felder, son of Clarance Monroe Felder, 812 E. 17th Street, Charlotte, NC.; given to Richard Scott Wilson by his grandfather Belan Scott Felder.

!MARRIAGE: Historical and Biographical Sketch of the Felder Family - a story written by U.S. Research Bureau, 3310 Ga. Ave. N.W., Wash. DC.; given to Richard Scott Wilson by his grandfather Belan Scott Felder.

CHRISTENING: Baptized at the house of Henry Snell.


65. Mary Elizabeth SCHAUMLOFFEL was born in 1723 in , , , Germany and died in 1761 in , Orangeburg, South Carolina, at age 38.

General Notes: !MARRIAGE: The Felder Family - a story written by Clifton Halley Felder, son of Clarance Monroe Felder, 812 E. 17th Street, Charlotte, NC.; given to Richard Scott Wilson by his grandfather Belan Scott Felder.

!MARRIAGE: Historical and Biographical Sketch of the Felder Family - a story written by U.S. Research Bureau, 3310 Ga. Ave. N.W., Wash. DC.; given to Richard Scott Wilson by his grandfather Belan Scott Felder.

!MARRIAGE:Information from Dan Lanter, Abilene, TX - DanielL379@aol.com 8 December 1995.

Mary married Captain John Henry FELDER on 15 Dec 1747 in Orangeburg, Orangeburg, South Carolina.

66. Henry HORGER was born about 1732 in Switzerland and died in 1759, about age 27.

Henry married Anna Catharina .

Children from this marriage were:

          i.   Maria Magdalena HORGER (born on 20 Oct 1756 , Orangeburg, South Carolina)

33       ii.   Catherina HORGER (born on 25 Mar 1758 Orangeburg, Orangeburg, South Carolina)

        iii.   Elizabeth HORGER (born on 25 Dec 1759 , Orangeburg, South Carolina)


67. Anna Catharina was born about 1734 in , , , Europe.

Anna married Henry HORGER .

82. John MUNDEN was born about 1740 in , , North Carolina and died in 1818 in , Wayne, Georgia, about age 78.

John married Ann .

Children from this marriage were:

          i.   Emanuel MUNDEN (born about 1758)

41       ii.   Phoebe MUNDEN (born in 1760-1765 , Pitt, North Carolina)

        iii.   Lucretia MUNDEN (born about 1762)

         iv.   Penelope MUNDEN (born about 1764)

          v.   Emanuel MUNDEN (born about 1766)

         vi.   William MUNDEN (born about 1766)

        vii.   Ann MUNDEN (born about 1768)

       viii.   Elizabeth MUNDEN (born in 1780 , , North Carolina - died in 1844 in , Wayne, Georgia)


83. Ann was born about 1740.

Ann married John MUNDEN .

92. Hardy DELOACH Jr. was born in 1743 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina and died in 1790 in , Liberty, Georgia, at age 47.

Hardy married Elizabeth HART .

Children from this marriage were:

          i.   Hardy DELOACH Jr. (born about 1760 , Beaufort Dist, South Carolina - died in 1820 in , Liberty, Georgia)

46       ii.   John DELOACH (born in 1765 , , South Carolina - died in 1818-1819 in , , Georgia)

        iii.   Ephraim DELOACH (born about 1777 , Beaufort Dist, South Carolina - died in 1818-1819)

         iv.   Abraham DE LOACH (born about 1780 , Beaufort Dist, South Carolina)

          v.   Mary Jane DELOACH (born in 1783 , , South Carolina - died in 1840 in , Bullock, Georgia)

         vi.   Rebecca DELOACH (born about 1786 , Beaufort Dist, South Carolina)

        vii.   DELOACH (born about 1788 , Beaufort Dist, South Carolina)

Hardy married Mary Elizabeth ROSS .


93. Elizabeth HART was born about 1739.

Elizabeth married Hardy DELOACH Jr. .

112. Josiah PERKINS Jr. was born on 9 Oct 1762 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, was christened on 5 Dec 1762 in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and died on 7 Sep 1848 in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 85.

General Notes: !MARRIAGE: History of Brockton; Pg 52; FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY Book.

!MARRIAGE: Early Families of Weymouth, MA; Pg. 458; FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY Book 974.47 D2c. Brockton Vital Records; FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY Book #974.48/B1 V2n.

OCCUPATION: Blacksmith

AFN: Ancestral File ver n419; Family History Library, Dated June 1998 (c), data as of 5 Jan 1998.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Blacksmith.

Census: 1790, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts. The number indicate Josiah, his wife and his newborn son.

Josiah married Anna REYNOLDS on 14 Jan 1790 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Children from this marriage were:

56        i.   Reverend Jonas PERKINS (born on 15 Oct 1790 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts - died on 26 Jun 1874 in East Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts)

         ii.   Nahum PERKINS (born on 28 Aug 1792 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts - died on 8 Jun 1873)

        iii.   Mehitable PERKINS (born on 23 Mar 1795 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts - died in 1863 , buried in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts)


113. Anna REYNOLDS was born on 27 Nov 1769 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, died on 18 Jun 1846 in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 76, and was buried in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

General Notes: !MARRIAGE: History of Brockton; Pg 52; FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY Book.

!MARRIAGE: Early Families of Weymouth, MA; Pg. 458; FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY Book 974.47 D2c.

AFN: Ancestral File ver n419; Family History Library, Dated June 1998 (c), data as of 5 Jan 1998.

Anna married Josiah PERKINS Jr. on 14 Jan 1790 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

114. Simeon KEITH was born on 19 Jan 1749 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, died on 24 Jun 1828 in North Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 79, and was buried in North Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

General Notes: !MARRIAGE: History of North Bridgewater; FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY Book #974.48/B1 H2kb; pg 464.

BIRTH: Date may have been 25 September 1749.

Simeon married Molley CARY on 15 Jun 1775 in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.   Patty KEITH (born about 1776 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

         ii.   Hampden KEITH (born on 15 Jul 1776 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

        iii.   Hannah KEITH (born on 25 Dec 1777 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts - died on 21 Nov 1797)

         iv.   Molley KEITH (born on 16 Oct 1779 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

          v.   Austin KEITH (born on 20 Aug 1781 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

         vi.   Sidney KEITH (born on 27 Sep 1783 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

        vii.   Martha KEITH (born on 17 Jun 1785 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

       viii.   Pardon KEITH (born on 4 Dec 1787 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

57       ix.   Rhoda KEITH (born on 16 Feb 1790 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts - died on 22 Mar 1878 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

          x.   Sylvia KEITH (born on 18 May 1792 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

         xi.   Kezia KEITH (born on 11 Apr 1794 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts)


115. Molley CARY was born on 7 Jul 1755 in North Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, was christened on 14 Sep 1755 in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, died on 25 Sep 1832 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 77, and was buried in North Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Other names for Molley were Mary CARY, Molly CARY, and Mary KEITH.

General Notes: BIRTH: Rev. Jonas PERKINS, a family story; In the possession of Richard S. Wilson; She was called Molly in this reference.

!MARRIAGE: History of North Bridgewater; FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY Book #974.48/B1 H2kb; pg 464.

!MARRIAGE: Genealogy of the Families of North Bridgewater; FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY book #974.48/B1 D2c. She was called Molly in this reference.

Molley married Simeon KEITH on 15 Jun 1775 in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Copyright 1996-2003: by Richard S. Wilson: All materials, images, sounds and data contained herein are not to be copied or downloaded for purposes of duplication, distribution, or publishing without the express written permission of the owner. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.