Ninety-Six District, South Carolina Genealogy

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History and Tidbits

Ninety-Six District formed 1769 from the South Carolina lands. Districts and counties were formed from the district: Abbeville 12 March 1785, Edgefield 2 March 1785, Greenville 22 March 1786, Laurens 12 March 1785, Newberry 12 March 1785, Pendleton 1789, Pinckney 20 December 1826, Spartanburg 12 March 1785, Union 12 March 1785.


Research Guides


See Ninety-Six District, SC census assignments, including links to transcribed files [The USGenWeb Census Project®]



It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Drake] Drake, Charles E. "The Drake Family of Ninety Six District and Abbeville County, South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Fall 2001):183-195. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 29


The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Ninety-Sixth District land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:



  • First Settlers of South Carolina, 1670-80, by Agnes L. Baldwin; pub. Columbia, South Carolina, 1969
  • Inventory of County Archives of South Carolina, 14 vol., Historical Records Survey; pub. Columbia, South Carolina, 1937-1941
  • Research Materials in South Carolina, by John H. Moore; pub. Columbia, South Carolina, 1967
  • Bibliography of South Carolina, 1563-1950, 6 vol., Robert C. Turnbull; pub. Charlottesville, Virgina 1956-1960
  • The History of South Carolina, 4 vol., David D. Wallace; pub. New York, 1934