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In answering a query yesterday I made a misstatement on the Welsh port of
embarkation of the Bowens for America in 1702. I said it was "Milhaven" when
it actually was "Milford Haven," with its large natural harbor opposite
Pembroke at the southwestern tip of Wales.
While there were some Bowens around Pembroke, most Bowens appeared then to
have been concentrated on the Gower Peninsula opposite Swansea about the
middle of the southern coast of Wales. Since there was no good harbor for
sailing vessels there, they like other emigrants to America would often
travel some distance to a good deep natural harbor for sailing vessels, in
this case west to Milford Haven or east across the river into England to
Many Quakers, Scots, and Scotch Irish sailed from Liverpool on England's west
coast. Perhaps the most used and most famous port used was Plymouth, Devon,
in southwestern England. With its large natural harbor it was a naval base
as well. Sir Francis Drake was playing skittles there when he received word
of the arrival of the great Spanish Armada in 1588.
Plymouth, however, was not the point of departure for some, but simply the
last port touched before departing for America. In the case of the Mayflower
and another ship with it, they sailed from elsewhere and simply returned to
Plymouth for repairs. It was from Plymouth that the following sailed: Sir
Walter Raleigh's failed lost colony of Roanoke Island, NC; the Mayflower and
the Mary and John; and the first colonists for Australia and New Zealand.
Moving west to east along England's south coast, other ports used were
Weymouth, Portsmouth, and Southampton. Many New Englanders from East Anglia
sailed from London. For example, the Rev. John Cotton, rector at Boston,
Lincolnshire, on the North Sea, fled in disguise to London where he hid out
for months while authorities were on the watch for him. He finally caught a
ship to Boston, Mass.
Cotton and Mather were the progenitors of the famous Cotton-Mather dynasty of
Puritan divines who were pastors to different generations of Ways.
Dane Bowen in Alexandria
Unfortunately, I am not related to that Bowen. By Bowen ancestors came from
the Camden District of SC after first settling on the Welsh Tract on the
Great Pee Dee River a little east of there. They came there from the Welch
Tract in what is now Delaware but then was Pa., and before that, sailed from
Milhaven, on the South Coast of Wales, in 1702.
Dane Bowen in Alexandra.
You may wish to look at the spelling CADE or CADES. There was a
Richard Cade who intermarried with my PACE line (as did his son
William Cade), back in Virginia and Edgecombe County, North Carolina,
in the early 1700s. I won't swear that this family ever spelled its
name CATE, or that they ever came through Orangeburgh; but it would
make sense, since some of them later showed up in Mississippi and
Texas (still spelled CADE).
-- Mark James <tmark(a)geocities.com>
--- BAuthor(a)aol.com wrote:
> Is there anyone who is researching the Cates family? I found a
> George and a
> Martin Cates in the area in the 1790 census. There is one name on
> searchers list under the name Cate, but when I addressed a query to
> E-mail address given, it came back unknown.
> There is a researcher in Georgia who seems to have evidence
> pointing to the
> eldest son of the Robert and Jane Berry family (also named Robert),
> married Elizabeth Cates, and having moved to Orange Co., NC either
> before or
> after the marriage. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it!
> This is the
> first lead I have had on this branch of the family.
> Bettie Berry
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Dane, would you be kin to a Capt. George Bowen who married Tabitha Conant?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 2:15 PM
Subject: [ORANGEBURGH_SC] Way Book: Family Charts Solicited
> The Washington Post reports that AOL users such as myself in the
> area have in the past few days lost tens of thousands of e-mails because
> problems with the local phone company. ( I know that happened to me in the
> case of at least one list member.) If have not acknowledged any of your
> messages I apologize and beg your indulgence to repeat them.
> Also, maybe the local AOL service improved. I have now successfully
> downloaded e-mail messages with attachments as long as 15 pages or so. I
> would therefore be pleased to receive messages with attachments.
> In my earlier cataloguing of the pictures I plan to include in the Way
> History, I failed to mention at least three: One I took of Old Palmer
> at Exeter College, Oxford, that was already standing when the Way
> the Rev. John Maverick took his B.A. and M.A. there and when his mentor
> well-to-do uncle Radford Maverick also attended there. They would have
> looked up at the sundial high on the tower each day in getting to their
> Two other pictures are of the outside and interior of Exeter Cathedral in
> Devon, one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals of Europe. The Rev.
> Maverick and his father the Rev. Peter Maverick were both ordained in the
> Cathedral by their bishop. The bishop's throne behind the high alter has
> carved wooden canopy over it sixty feet tall. Built without nails, it was
> disassembled and taken away during World War II, and a good thing too, for
> German bomb hit that part of the Cathedral. Since most of the stain glass
> windows were shattered at that time, the Cathedral is lighter on the
> than most making it easier to appreciate the high vaulted ceiling.
> The Rev. Radford Maverick specified in his will that he be buried beside
> wife in the Church of St. Mary Major which faced Exeter Cathedral. That
> church was thrown down to open the view of the cathedral. A plaque marks
> spot. Some of the building of that church was hit by a German bomb and
> or three Gothic windows can still be seen from the street.
> Dane Bowen in Alexandria, Va.
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> the document.
The Washington Post reports that AOL users such as myself in the Washington
area have in the past few days lost tens of thousands of e-mails because of
problems with the local phone company. ( I know that happened to me in the
case of at least one list member.) If have not acknowledged any of your
messages I apologize and beg your indulgence to repeat them.
Also, maybe the local AOL service improved. I have now successfully
downloaded e-mail messages with attachments as long as 15 pages or so. I
would therefore be pleased to receive messages with attachments.
In my earlier cataloguing of the pictures I plan to include in the Way
History, I failed to mention at least three: One I took of Old Palmer Tower
at Exeter College, Oxford, that was already standing when the Way ancestor,
the Rev. John Maverick took his B.A. and M.A. there and when his mentor and
well-to-do uncle Radford Maverick also attended there. They would have
looked up at the sundial high on the tower each day in getting to their
Two other pictures are of the outside and interior of Exeter Cathedral in
Devon, one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals of Europe. The Rev. John
Maverick and his father the Rev. Peter Maverick were both ordained in the
Cathedral by their bishop. The bishop's throne behind the high alter has a
carved wooden canopy over it sixty feet tall. Built without nails, it was
disassembled and taken away during World War II, and a good thing too, for a
German bomb hit that part of the Cathedral. Since most of the stain glass
windows were shattered at that time, the Cathedral is lighter on the inside
than most making it easier to appreciate the high vaulted ceiling.
The Rev. Radford Maverick specified in his will that he be buried beside his
wife in the Church of St. Mary Major which faced Exeter Cathedral. That
church was thrown down to open the view of the cathedral. A plaque marks its
spot. Some of the building of that church was hit by a German bomb and two
or three Gothic windows can still be seen from the street.
Dane Bowen in Alexandria, Va.
I wrote my previous note before reading this one. Your Thomas was
certainly connected to the Hungerpillers of Orangeburg (The name was spelled
various ways back then), but I don't know the exact connection. Perhaps
someone who knows more about the early family can connect Thomas for you.
Anyone know a connection between the Hungerpillers of Orangeburgh
and Thomas Hunkapiller? He left Orangeburgh in the early 1800's
foe Alabama and because he could neither read or write the name
John, (and all others that are interested!)
You may go directly to the form at
OR you can e-mail me at SCsearchers(a)aol.com and let me know you are ALREADY
on the list, and want to add surnames. You can give me a complete list of
names you want included, and I can check to see which ones you have already
submitted, and which ones need to be added. (This is actually less work that
if you send a form with additional surnames.)
As I have said before, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A NEW FORM WITH SURNAMES YOU
ALREADY HAVE LISTED!! (This makes tons of work for me. I do this all "by
hand" and it is not until I merge the new file into the database, that I find
there are duplicates......) If you are not sure which names you have
submitted, you can visit the site at:
and take a peek.....
As a matter of fact, now would be a good time for *everyone* to go check
their entries, and look for typos and also change of addresses, either snail
Thanks, and if anyone else needs some help, just let me know!
Ya'll Take care, Jackie
Is there anyone who is researching the Cates family? I found a George and a
Martin Cates in the area in the 1790 census. There is one name on the
searchers list under the name Cate, but when I addressed a query to the
E-mail address given, it came back unknown.
There is a researcher in Georgia who seems to have evidence pointing to the
eldest son of the Robert and Jane Berry family (also named Robert), having
married Elizabeth Cates, and having moved to Orange Co., NC either before or
after the marriage. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it! This is the
first lead I have had on this branch of the family.
Jackie - help an old coot out. I want to revise my list of names and I have
forgotten how to get the sheet to do so.
Also, I want to download a more uptodate listing than I have - how ??
I have really enjoyed this list. I really make it convenient to contact
Some of those names are familiar to me, and some sound as if they may be
relatives of my friends. Please give us a mailing address and/or telephone
number so we can get in touch as needed.
Julian D. Kelly, Jr (Savannah)
Here is a copy of a form, that I have received multiple times. I have X'd
out the surname to protect, well, the obvious.....I cannot post a form filled
out like this to the list!!
The contents are:
IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS:
The contents are:
Email: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS HERE
NAME: YOUR NAME
SNAIL: YOUR ADDRESS
ADDRESS: CITY STATE & ZIP
RESEARCHING: surnames go here. You can fit about 20.
SCsearchers @ aol.com
The following surnames have been recently added to Gene Jeffries' Website at:
If you have recently submitted you Orangeburg Surnames, please visit the site
and proof read your submission. Please contact me at SCSearchers(a)aol.com if
anything needs to be corrected.
If you would like to post your surnames on the list, you may go directly to
the form at
PLEASE DO NOT RE-SUBMIT YOUR NAMES IF YOU ARE ALREADY ON THE LIST!!
Forwarded from another list....Winnette
The Bonaventure Historical Society is looking for any and all information
on the following Confederate soldiers who are buried in Bonaventure
Cemetery, Savannah, GA. Please send any info you have on any of them to me
The info that I am listing is all that I have on them.
Armand, Joseph T., 19 Sept. 1824 - 18 May 1885
Cavanaugh, John Henry, 19 Aug. 1846 - 15 Jan 1898.
Charlton, Thomas Jackson, c. 1833 - 2 Dec. 1886.
Connerat, William Henry, 4 Jul 1845 - 10 Nov. 1920.
Cross, Richard B. 1845 - 13 Nov. 1877.
Ehrlich, Michael G., 28 Dec. 1847 - 26 Jul 1909.
Estill, William, c. 1832 - 30 Jun. 1906
Fish, W. H. or John C., 1823 - 12 Feb 1879.
Groves, John Henry, 5 Aug. 1842 - 10 Nov 1917.
Ham, James P., 24 Jul 1845 - 17 Apr 1926.
Hamilton, Samuel Pugh, 1837, Virginia - 22 Jun. 1899
Hardee, Maj. Gen. Noble Andrew, 24 Sept. 1805, Camden Co., GA - 10 Sept
1867, Litchfield Springs, NY
Harden, Thomas Hutson, 4 Jan 1812, Bryan Co., GA. - 21 Mar. 1890.
Harms, John Henry, 16 Mar 1822 - 4 Apr 1904.
Heller, Adam, 19 Mar. 1847 - 11 Aug 1906.
Helmkin, Martin, 2 Sept 1832 - 25 Nov 1892.
Herschbach, Joseph, 1823 - 26 Dec 1906.
Heyward, George Cuthbert, 24 Dec. 1846 - 21 Jan 1929.
Holst, Johan-Bernt, 18 Apr 1842 - 28 Aug. 1949.
Houston, George c. 1804 - 14 Apr. 1881
Jones, John H., 28 Oct. 1833 - 7 Nov 1886.
Kayton, Lewis, 23 Jan 1843, MD - 26 Aug. 1921.
Kuck, Fred, 19 Jan 1828, Germany - 2 Jan 1891.
Kuck, Capt. Henry, 19 May 1846 - 2 Oct 1885.
Lockwood, Benjamin P., 1841 - 21 Feb. 1901.
Marshall, Theodore B., 14 Dec. 1831 - 28 Apr. 1910
Masters, Frank W. 1845 - 14 Jan. 1901.
McNeill, Lawrence M., 22 Aug. 1849, NC - 16 Nov 1915.
Miller, Samuel S., 8 Feb. 1822, PA - 28 Feb. 1896.
Neufville, Francis Loring, d. 8 Apr. 1875.
Negent, Robert, d. 30 Mar. 1884.
Pacetti, Herbert Albert, 16 Mar. 1842 - 2 Oct. 1916.
Roberts, Dwight L., 1848 - 12 Sept. 1922.
Rutzler, John Fred, 1827 - 19 Oct. 1907
Sibley, Joseph B., 1847 - 4 Apr 1912.
Simon, Jacob, 1820 - 13 Mar 1896.
Smith, John Wesley, 12 Dec 1845, Johnson Co., Ga. - 9 Dec. 1918.
Steinberg, John, 1817, Germany - 9 Aug. 1897.
Studstill, Joshua W., 1834, Valdosta, Ga. - 29 Dec. 1916.
Tanner, John M., 9 June 1844, NY - 28 Nov. 1915.
Train, Hugh F., 27 Jun 1831 - 25 Aug. 1913.
Wade, Thomas G., 23 Feb. 1849 - 30 Jul. 1919.
Walker, George Parrett, 9 Oct. 1845 - 9 Jun 1927.
Walter, George, 6 Feb. 1836, VA - 19 Feb. 1888.
Werm, Frank X., 17 Aug. 1847 - 26 Apr 1912
Werntz, John H., 2 Mar 1839 - 28 Nov 1890.
West, Charles Watson, 27 Mar. 1840, NY - 17 Oct 1902.
Wilson, Edward H., 1844 - 6 Oct. 1876.
Wylly, George W., 1815 - 9 Nov. 1905.
Any information will be appreciated.