Spartanburg County, South Carolina Compiled Genealogies

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See also the main article on genealogical research in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

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]


As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Spartanburg, South Carolina at World Connect, produces more than 60,000 results.

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  • Gilbert, Horace Elbert and Rodney Dusterhoft. An Enhanced 1850 Census, Spartanburg District, South Carolina. Spartanburg, S.C.: Pinckney District Chapter, SCGS, 1994. FHL Collection 975.729 X2g 1850 [Enhancements (additions) where known include: full names, birth and death dates, maiden names, names of future spouses, identification of some Civil War veterans, and burial locations.]
  • Old Spartanburg District Genealogy. Spartanburg, S.C.: Gainey Research Services, 1986-1989. FHL 975.729 B2o v. 1

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  • [Adcock] Adcock, Deverle Carol Turner and Jimmie Wallis Adcock. Adcock Family and Allied Families. [Austin, Texas: n.p.], 1979. FHL Collection 929.273 Ad19ad
  • [Anderson] Anderson, Edward Lee. A History of the Anderson Family 1706-1955, Through the Descendants of James Mason Anderson and His Wife Mary "Polly" Miller. Columbia, S.C.: R.L. Bryan Co., [1955]. FHL Collection 896816 Item 2
  • [Barnett] Jackson, Mary Brannon. Our Barnett Family, 1700-1978. n.p.: M.B. Jackson, 1978. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 2791
  • [Barrett] Chamlee, Lelia Anne Barrett. Recollections...Barrett-Andrews and Related Families. Milledgeville, Ga.: L.A.B. Chamlee, 1996. FHL Collection 929.273 B275ch
  • [Bennett] Balis, Leila Smith. More About Our Bennett Family: of Granville Co./Bute Co./Warren Co., NC; Spartanburg Co., SC; Greene Co., IN; Twin Falls Co., ID. Murray, Utah: L.S. Balis, 2001. FHL 929.273 B439bLs
  • [Brice] Lacey, Howard Elton and Deborah Ruth Carter Harry. Brice Roots in Spartanburg, South Carolina. 2000. FHL 929.273 B761L
  • [Brown] Brown, Richard L. and Robert E. Brown. A Brown Family of Spartanburg and Greenville Counties, South Carolina. Maplewood, N.J.: R.L. & R.E. Brown, 1963. FHL 1454551 Item 5
  • [Bryant] Pope, Jennings Bland. The Bryants of Spartanburg: Beginning with William Briant (c.1741 VA - c.1834 SC). Austin, Texas: J.B. Pope, 1980. FHL Collection 929.273 B841p
  • [Byars] Franke, William Frederick. Affidavit of William Frederick Franke Sr., 1749-1960, in Re[gard to] Descendants of Nathan Byars, Revolutionary Soldier, 1749-1846. Typescript, 1960. FHL Collection 928041 Item 6
  • [Byars] Tucker, Marjorie Stewart. Marjorie Stewart Tucker Genealogical Collection. MSS. Microfilmed 2006. FHL Collection; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Cantrell] Gabbitas, Corinne Law. The Cantrell - Cantrill Genealogy, Peter and Sarah Descendents a Record of the Descendents of Richard Cantrill, Who was a Resident of Philadelphia Prior to 1689, and of Earlier Cantrills in England and America: A Record of the Descendents of Isaac Cantrell, Who was a Resident of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Orem, Utah: C.L. Gabbitas, 1982?. FHL Collection 1206432 Item 16
  • [Cartee] Cartee, Bobby Gene. Cartee Family History and Related Families. Spartanburg, S.C.: B.G. Cartee, 1987. FHL Collection 929.273 C243c
  • [Casey] Casey, Alvin Harold and Robert Brooks Casey. Casey Family History. Stillwater, Okla.: A.H. Casey, 1980. FHL Collection 929.273 C268ca
  • [Chapman] Nichols, William A. Descendants of Julius Nichols. Pedigree Chart, 1992. Microfilmed. FHL Collection 1697786 Item 13
  • [Church] Daniels, Jeanette K.B. Church and Allied Families. Vidor, Texas: W. Hayes, 1992. FHL Collection 929.273 C473d
  • [Collins] "Captain John Collins," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Summer 2009):141-142. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 37 [Reprint of "Nazareth and Cowpens," in Southern Presbyterian, Issue dated 2 June 1881, page 3.]
  • [DeLong] Baldwin, John D. "Descendants of James DeLong born 1755-1760 of Spartanburg County, South Carolina," in DeLong Genealogy. MSS., Cleveland Ohio Family History Center. Microfilmed 2005. FHL Collection VAULT 1542450 Item 2
  • [Earle] Clark, Agnes Nesbitt. The Earle Family of South Carolina. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 237
  • [Embry] Nichols, Eula May Hembree. Descendants of Joel Hembree. Homewood, Ill.: E. H. Nichols, 1988. FHL Collection 929.273 H371n; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Erwin] Knisely, Mary Jane. John Armstrong Erwin and Alice Brandon of North Carolina. Orlando, Fla.: M.H. Knisely, [197-?]. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 3450; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Foster] Foster, T.D. History of the Fosters of Spartanburg County, South Carolina and Amelia Court House, Virginia. MSS., microfilmed 1973. FHL 924461 Item 2
  • [Foster] Pennell, Ira W. Ridley - Foster: Virginia, South Carolina. Typescript. Microfilmed 1981. FHL Collection 1033690 Item 4
  • [Gaston] Gee, Mary Gaston. The Ancestry and Descendants of Amzi Williford Gaston II (1841-1911) of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Charlottesville, Va.: M.G. Gee, 1944. FHL 929.273 G219g
  • [Goodlett] Goodlett, Mildred W. Links in the Goodlett Chain. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1965. FHL Collection 929.273 G619gm; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Gossett] Gossett, Jeffrey. The Gossetts of South Carolina. Rock Hill, S.C.: J.L. Gossett, 1997. FHL Collection 929.273 G696g
  • [Graham] Graham, Bobby Don. Descendants of John Levi Graham, Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.: B.D. Graham, 1962? FHL Collection 1031249 Item 11
  • [Graham] Graham, Bobby Don. Graham Family. Buena Park, Calif.: B.D. Graham, 1962? FHL Collection 1421647 Item 8
  • [Grant] Grant, Bishop Franklin (Mrs.). Grant Family of South Carolina. Typescript. FHL Collection 219477 Item 4
  • [Hanna] Hanna, Frank A. The Hanna Family of Enoree River. Durham, N.C.: Hanna, 1969. FHL Collection 1011935 Item 8
  • [Harris] Harris, David Golightly, Philip N. Racine, and Emily Liles Harris. Piedmont Farmer, the Journals of David Golightly Harris, 1855-1870. Knoxville, Tenn.: University of Tenn. Press, 1990. FHL Collection 975.729 D3p
  • [Hembree] See Embry.
  • [Henderson] Henderson, Wallace Bozeman and Evelyn Kathleen Berry Henderson. Research on the Following Families: Peter Hendersen, Bunyon Henderson, William Andrew Henderson, John Henderson, Alexander "Sandy" Henderson. Spartanburg, S.C.: W.B. Henderson, 1988. FHL Collection 929.273 H383hb
  • [Holt] Holt, Lessie Davis. Charles Holt, American Revolutionary War Veteran - Charles Holt & Descendants, 1762-1980. Blountsville, Ala.: L.D. Holt, 1981. FHL Collection 929.273 H742h
  • [Huey] "Some Notes on the Huey Family," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter 1992):22-26. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 20
  • [Huntley] Galloway, Robert Maxton. Autobiography. Columbia, S.C.: R.M. Galloway, 1998. FHL Collection 921.73 G138a
  • [Jackson] Holcomb, Brent H. Jackson of North Pacolet: Descendants of Samuel Jackson, Sr. (Died 1796, Spartanburg County, South Carolina). Columbia, S.C.: B.H. Holcomb, 1991. FHL 929.273 J132hb
  • [Jones] Holcombe, William J. Our Jones-Parker Family: Keeping Up with the Joneses. [Columbia, S.C.: W.J. Holcombe, 199-?.] FHL Collection 929.273 J71hwj
  • [Jones] Jones, Ransom Lanier. Descendants of John Jones Born about 1750 and Died in Early 1818 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Fernandina Beach, Fla.: R.L. Jones, 2000. FHL 929.273 J718jrL
  • "'[Kilpatrick]"' Author Unknown, "Alexander Kilpatrick of South Carolina and His Descendants". p. 124, Historical Southern Families Volume XXII
  • [Lancaster] Lancaster, Osborne Byron. Ancestors and Descendants of Edgar Bernard Lancaster and Mattie Lee Hines Lancaster, 1770-1962. n.p.: O.B. Lancaster, 1962. FHL Collection 929.273 L221Lo
  • [Land] Walker, Robert B. Our Family Genealogy. MSS. Microfilmed 1960. FHL Collection 209590 Item 4
  • [Leatherwood] Wheeler, Phillip Glenn. The Descendants of Thomas and Mary (Lanford) Leatherwood. Fontana, Calif.: P.G. Wheeler, 1995. FHL Collection 929.273 L484w
  • [Lee] Jay, Margaret Beheler. John Watts Lee, Sr. Family, of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Shelby, N.C.: Broad River Genealogical Society, 1999. FHL 929.273 L51j
  • [Leslie] Leslie, Reuben Lloyd. Notes on the Ancestry of William Samuel Leslie and Margaret Gertrude Ramage. Typescript, Clayton Library, Houston, Texas. Microfilmed 1982. FHL Collection 1317274 Item 14
  • [McBee] McBee, Vardry. Portraiture of Vardry McBee of South Carolina Born in Spartanburg District, 19 June 1775; Died in Greenville, 23 January 1864. 1852. FHL Collection 6104945
  • [McElreath] McElreath, Walter. My Folks. Atlanta, Ga.: J.T. Hancock, 1941. FHL Collection 929.273 M154mw
  • [McMakin] McMakin, Dean. McMakin and McMeekin: Some Descendants of Alexander McMakin of Loudoun County, Virginia; Includes the Surnames: Briggs, Campbell, Hays, Henson, Hinkle, Howard, Leachman, Litsey, McMeekin, Miller, Sudduth, Wheeler. St. Charles, Ill.: D. McMakin, [199-?]. FHL Collection 929.273 M227mk
  • [Martin] Harvey, Judy L. and Marie R. Davis. The Family of John Martin and Margaret Faris of Spartenburg County, South Carolina. Portland, Ore.: M.R. Davis, 1982. FHL Collection 929.273 M364d
  • [Newman] Newman, William Alton. Newman--Hildreth Family, ca. 1780-1971. Typescript, microfilmed 1990. FHL Collection 1320972 Item 25
  • [Newman] Newman, William Alton and James Wilson Newman. The Newman Family: Descendants of Davis and Nancy Newman, 1780, Spartanburg County District, South Carolina. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1992. FHL 929.273 N463n
  • [Page] Page, Donald W. The History and Genealogy of the Robert and Rachel Page Family from Goochland County, Virginia and Spartanburg County, South Carolina. 2 vols. Franklin, N.C.: Genealogy Pub. Service, 1992-2002. FHL 929.273 P145p
  • [Peden] Hewell, Eleanor M. The Pedens of America. Free Lookups Available!
  • [Pruitt] Prewitt, Richard A. Prewitt-Pruitt Records of South Carolina. Grimes, Iowa: R.A. Prewitt, 1981. FHL Collection 1033812 Item 5
  • [Rainey] Rainey, Ralph E. Wallace A. Rainey and Jessie I. Ringer, Their Ancestors, Descendants and Allied Families. Carlyle, Ill.: R.E. Rainey, 1985. FHL Collection 929.273 R135rr
  • [Rodgers] Andrea, Leonardo. Rodgers--Roger--Rogers. Typescript, Polk County Historical Library, Bartow, Fla. Microfilmed 1975. FHL Collection 978080 Item 2
  • [Rogers] Rogers, Virgil Madison. Rogers--McCravy--Lanham Family History: With Allied and Descendant Families. Strasburg, Va.: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1975. FHL Collection 1454581 Item 6
  • [Sloan] Jones, Phillip Barron and Eva McCranie Jones. Sloan and Related Families: Descendants of George Thomas Sloan (1756-1836) of County Cork, Ireland, and Spartanburg and Laurens Counties, South Carolina. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2007. FHL 929.273 SL52jp
  • [Smith] Smith, Josiah B., Elizabeth Smith, and D.A.R. Katharine Livingston Chapter. Genealogy of William Smith of Wrightstown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1684 [Published at] Newtown, Pa., 1883. Transcript, National Library, D.A.R. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Collection 875380 Item 8
  • [Stone] Willett, Jean. Twenty-three Years of Research. MSS. 198-?. FHL Collection 929.273 M612wj
  • [Suddath] Paget, James Suddath. Ancestors and Descendants of Hancock D. Suddath and Jemima Whaley Etheredge. Franklin, N.C.: Genealogy Pub. Service, 1996. FHL Collection 929.273 Su21p
  • [Templeman] Templeman, Billy Gerald. Family History of the Templemans, Mobleys & Kin. Terrell, Texas: B.G. Templeman, 1976? FHL Collection 929.273 T248t
  • [Thomas] Bushnell, George Elmore. A Chart of the Descendants of Colonel John Thomas and Jane Black of Spartanburg, S.C. MSS., South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston. Microfilmed 1952. FHL 22796 Item 12
  • [Thomas] Moore, Elvin M. The James Madison Thomas Story: With Sketches of the Tolleson and Webber (Weber) Families. Greenville, S.C.: E.M. Moore, Jr., 1984. FHL Collection 929.273 T364m
  • [Thompson] Carpenter, Terry L. Thompson Kith and Kin: A Southern Highlander Family. New York, N.Y.: T. Carpenter, 1991. FHL Collection 929.273 T371ctL
  • [Thornton] Crowley, Ariel L. The Ancestry of Jane Thornton of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Wife of Arthur Hutchens of Albemarle Parish, Virginia, and Ancestress of Clarence Edmund Cowley. Idaho City, Idaho: A.L. Crowley, 1969. FHL 929.273 T395c 
  • [Turner] Fitts, Ruth Turner. Turner, Georgia, South Carolina. Newnan, Ga.: R. T. Fitts, 1982? FHL Collection 929.273 T851f
  • [Turner] Lennon, Rachal Mills. "Jonathan Turner-More than a Name: A Carolina Case Study in Dissecting Records," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 97, No. 1 (Mar. 2009):17-28. FHL 973 B2ng v. 97
  • [Vandiver] Vandiver, Rubie. History of B.P. Vandiver and Family. Fitzgerald, Ga.: Du-Mar Binderers & Printing Corporation], 1970. FHL Collection 1429814 Item 1
  • [Walker] Walker, Robert B. Our Family Genealogy. MSS. Microfilmed 1960. FHL Collection 209590 Item 4
  • [Wall] Wall, Marcus H. Your Wall Family. n.p.: M.H. Wall, 1973. FHL Collection 929.273 W154wmh
  • [Westmoreland] Foster, Lucia. Westmoreland Ancestry: 1980 Update. Cove, Ark.: L. Foster, 1980. FHL Collection 929.273 W528f
  • [Wilbanks] Rex, Joyce A. William Henry Wilbanks (1810-1902), His Ancestors, Life and Children: South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. Purcell, Okla.: J.A. Rex, 1996. FHL Collection 929.273 W641r
  • [Williams] Beam - Duckworth - Langston - Williams Families. MSS., Pinkneyville, Ill. Microfilmed 1975. FHL Collection 975738 Item 8
  • [Williams] Williams, Johnny Lee and Wiley Edward Williams. Descendants of Edward Williams of Spartanburg Co., S.C., 1790-1964. Typescript. FHL 1035708 Item 26
  • [Williams] Williams: Family Bible Records, 1793-1920, Together with Transcripts. MSS. Microfilmed 1984. FHL Collection 1206451 Item 6
  • [Williams] Williams, Johnny Lee. Descendants of Edward Williams, Sr. of Spartanburg County, South Carolina (now Cherokee County, South Carolina). Attalla, Ala.: J.L. Williams, 2000. FHL 929.273 W67wjo
  • [Willis] Willis, J. Ernest. The House of Daniel Willis. Travelers Rest, S.C.: Stephen A. Loftis Printing Co., 1968. FHL Collection 929.273 W679wj
  • [Wofford] Wait, Jane Wofford, John W. Wofford and Carrie Wofford Floyd. History of the Wofford Family: Direct Descendants of Captain Joseph Wofford. Spartanburg, S.C.: n.p., 1928. 1993 reprint: FHL Collection 929.273 W822wj
  • [Wood] Wood, Christine Knox and James Moses Wood. Wood Works Documented More Than 1100 Descendants of William Wood, Whose Will in Spartanburg District, S.C. was Dated 22 January 1787: As Many As Ten Generations To Date. 3 vols. Lubbock, Texas: J.M. Hood, 1971-1978. FHL 929.273 W85wc