"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,..."
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.
(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
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;
Howell's Ferry and Russell's Ferry are the same ferry.
Map snippet from Christine Swager's The Valiant Died, (c) Used by permission: