Early Records of Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church, Chester County, South Carolina, 1799-1859


 with Appendices of the visitation list of Rev. John Simpson, 1774-1776 and the Cemetery Roster, 1762-1979

Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church was organized about 1770. Rev. John Simpson (1740-1808) was ordained and installed as pastor in 1774; he served the church until 1790 when he removed to Pendleton District, South Carolina. Rev. Simpson visited every family and member of his church during his pastorate and the visitation list is a record of those visits. The records of sessions (1799-1859) list baptisms, marriages, deaths, and removals. Both the visitation list and the records of sessions are facsimiles of the originals. The cemetery roster is arranged by rows and gives, when known, the name of the deceased, birth and death dates, spouse or parents, age at death, military service, and position in church.

Brent H. Holcomb and Elmer O. Parker

(1980), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 204 pp.

ISBN: 9781556135071