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Howell's Ferry

What: Ferry

Other names: Russell's Ferry

Where: 33.81155 -80.91434 (NAD83/WGS84), Howell's Ferry

Maps: [map notes]

  • BW to CBB:
    "I have been trying to help a friend of mine with his genealogy. One of his ancestors (Stephan Nolen/Noland) claims to have served under Col. Richard Winn during several tours of duty. These included Orangeburg, Biggin Church, and Russell's Ferry. The first two are well documented--but I can't find anything about Russell's Ferry. Can you help?"

    "...a Google search for "Russell's Ferry" has yielded up several other Revolutionary War pension petitioners who claimed to have served there. I suspect this ferry was located in or near the Dutch Fork,..."

  • "Early Families of Richland County""

    Edmunds, Howell, David & Thomas Ė In 1764, Howell Edmunds had a tract of land which was located between the Congaree and Wateree rivers. In 1767, David Edmunds had a tract of land located on Cabin Branch, which was on the road to Russellís Ferry.

  • Genealogy file (gedcom):

    (Sue's Chestnuts married Pledgers.) She was widow of John Thomas Howell see notes of her husband Capt. Russell. She was vested Howell's Ferry in 1766 for a term of 14 years and it was referred to as Russell's Ferry. Ref: History Of Richland Co. SC. by Green Pg. 87

  • Green, Edwin L., A History of Richland County. Vol. 1, 1732-1805, Baltimore, Regional Pub. Co., 1974. Online catalog of all USC Libraries record:
    Author Green, Edwin L. (Edwin Luther), 1870-1948. Title A history of Richland County. Vol. 1, 1732-1805. Publication info. Baltimore, Regional Pub. Co., 1974. Columbia South Caroliniana (Library Use Only) 975.771 G82h 1974; USC Upstate F277.R5 G7 1974; Description 385 p. illus. 22 cm.; Subject Wills -- South Carolina -- Richland County; Richland County (S.C.) -- History; Richland County (S.C.) -- Biography; Columbia (S.C.) -- Biography; ISBN 0806305940

  • Howell's Ferry and Russell's Ferry are the same ferry.

  • Map snippet from Christine Swager's The Valiant Died, (c) Used by permission:

    Howell's Ferry

  • NBBAS:Vol. Three p.373-374.

  • Sherman's Calendar....
    p.402. "...Russellís Ferry on the Congaree."
    Search for Howell's Ferry. 15 returns, all relevant.

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  • Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution n/l, Search for howell. 5 returns (through 9-2006), 4 relevant.

  • William Dobien James, Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion, p.48.

  • "Alphabetical List Of Battles During The Revolutionary War", Ohio Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Columbus, Ohio 1922:
    Howell's Ferry, South Carolina, 22 August 1781. Not found listed as a skirmish elsewhere.

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Submitted by: Charles Baxley

Confidence level: 4