My great times 4 grandfather was born in Orangeburg SC 13 Feb 1764, and I've been exploring where he lived. He is on my mother's family tree.
Orangeburg SC - 18th Century: European settlement in this area started in 1704 when George Sterling set up a post here for fur trade with Native Americans. To encourage settlement, the General Assembly of the Province of South Carolina in 1730 organized the area as a township, naming it Orangeburg for William IV, Prince of Orange, the son-in-law of King George IIof Great Britain. In 1735, a colony of 200 Swiss, German and Dutch immigrants formed a community near the banks of the North Edisto River. The site was attractive because of the fertile soil and the abundance of wildlife. The river provided the all-important transportation waterway to the port of Charleston on the Atlantic coast for the area's agriculture and lumber products, and for shipping goods upriver. The town soon became a well-established and successful colony, composed chiefly of small yeomen farmers.
Before 1820 Casaih and Frederick Williams had 6 more children in Somerset, Pulasky KY.
Then in the 1830 census, 66 year old Frederick Andrew Williams was lliving in McMinn County TN with his wife only. However, he is listed as owning 13 slaves.
There was another Frederick Williams living in South Carolina and this Williams has (by a bill of sale) sold a slave, and received a South Carolina land grant...but those happened at the same time Frederick Andrew was farming and having his children in north central Kentucky, so I've deleted those records from my tree.
He wrote his will in 1831, August 21, in McMinn County TN. (It borders Polk County, TN) His surviving children were (in the will): Lavina Copenhaver, Elizabeth Prather, Richard, Polly Short, Robert, Daniel, Sally White, Patience Gardner, Shadrack, and Cassie Baker. My records indicate his daughter Susanna Williams Hawkins was still alive and living in Polk County TN as well, but she wasn't mentioned in his will. His son Richard Frederick was to become my third great grandfather.
He died in Linsdale, Polk County, TN, (Nov. 18, 1831) and some records exist in Cleveland, Polk County, TN. He was buried in Linsdale, Polk County TN, near Benton, TN, in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Casiah Williams was interred next to him when she died in 1851.
He has no parents that I've discovered on Ancestry, so I call him a primary ancestor.