Spartanburg County, South Carolina Compiled Genealogies

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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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  • [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 929.273 B841p
  • [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 1206432 Item 16
  • [Chapman] Nichols, William A. Descendants of Julius Nichols. Pedigree Chart, 1992. Microfilmed. FHL Collection 1697786 Item 13
  • [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
  • [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
  • [Grant] Grant, Bishop Franklin (Mrs.). Grant Family of South Carolina. Typescript. FHL 219477 Item 4
  • [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] 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
  • [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
  • [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
  • [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
  • [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
  • [Rodgers] Andrea, Leonardo. Rodgers--Roger-Rogers. Typescript, Polk County Historical Library, Bartow, Fla. Microfilmed 1975. FHL Collection 978080 Item 2
  • [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
  • [Stone] Willett, Jean. Twenty-three Years of Research. MSS. 198-?. FHL Collection 929.273 M612wj
  • [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
  • [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] 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
  • [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, 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
  • [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