25 October 2012

Revill : Revolutionary Claims Filed in SC

Lists of Patriots and supporters of American Independence can be hard to find.  One source that makes your research easier is Copy of the Original Index Book Showing the Revolutionary Claims Filed in South Carolina between August 20, 1783 and August 31, 1786  compiled by Jane Revill, 1941.

This is an invaluable list of about 11,000 Revolutionary War claimants who filed in South Carolina between 1783 and 1786, alphabetically arranged in a single index, with multiple references to the returns showing the page number of the entry book. Since the Index was kept by the Auditor General of South Carolina, this book constitutes an authoritative source for Revolutionary War claims. Also included in the work is a section on officers in the hospital and men of the frigate South Carolina to whom certificates had been awarded. 

The Library system has copies of this title in the BDC and also in the Beaufort Branch under call number 929.3 MCC.  

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