Descendants of William Case of South Carolina

Case

Generation #1

William (1Research) Case of South Carolina

William Case was born in about 1688 Windsor, Hartford, CT. William's date and place of birth is set from this amazing story from the American Revolution:

Diary of Lieut. Anthony Allaire, of Ferguson's Corps.
September 1780
Monday 4th. Got in motion at six o'clock in the morning, and march ten miles to Case's creek, where we halted all night.
Tuesday 5th. Got in motion at five o'clock in the evening, and marched a mile and a half to Pacolet river, and halted. . .
Wednesday 6th Got in motion at eight o'clock in the morning; marched six miles to Buck's creek; dined at one Nelson's. Here was a hearty old man, named William Case, a hundred and nine years old. He is a native of New England. Talks very strong; gives some faint description of New England. His memory began to fail seven years past; he lost his eyesight about eighteen months past; is otherwise very hale; walks amazingly spry, and danced a jig.

    King's Mountain and its heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain, 1881 <http://www.tngenweb.org/revwar/kingsmountain/allaire1.html> 19 April 2009.

Note 1: Another record of this story states William's age was 100 as opposed to 109. Therefore, his date of birth is relatively correct.
Note 2: Was William 90 or 100. At that advanced age, dates are relative. Therefore, his date of birth is relatively correct.
Note 3: From this narrative, we learn that our Cases were Tories. This would explain the families migration from the family home after the Revolution.

William probably married in New England prior to his arrival in South Carolina. And, son Isaac may have also been born in New England.

William is first found in South Carolina through the 12/1735 Purrysburg Township record for son Isaac. Purrysburg was established in 1732 as an ethnic German settlements in the hinterland of South Carolina similar to Orangeburg. And, the promise of free land drew many settlers. However, this settlement did not catch on, and many settlers moved on to newer, more fertile lands.

William is first cited in the 4/25/1754 Anson Co NC land record which states "being the place where William Case now lives." As William was the patriarch, he would be listed. Reasonable conjecture leads to the belief that son Isaac lived on the family property.

As previously stated, Old William at age 100 or so came out to cheer on the King's troops on their way to the Battle of King's Mountain on 9/6/1780. And, he died sometime later.

Granville Co SC Land Grant vic. Purrysburg on Days Creek of the New River.:
Date: 1735/02/18
Description: MOORE, MATTHEW, PLAT FOR 150 ACRES IN PURRYSBURGH TOWNSHIP.
Names Indexed: MOORE, MATTHEW; LAPRINE, MATTHEW; CASE, ISAAC; ST. JOHN, JAMES; ROW, HUGH
Locations: PURRYSBURGH; GRANVILLE COUNTY; DAYS CREEK; NEW RIVER
On Apr. 25, 1754 a survey of 202 acres on the north side of the Broad River was made for John Oats, being the place where William Case now lives. Thomas Case and William Case were chain bearers for the surveyor.

    Children

    1. Isaac Case b. c. 1710 Carolina Colony

    2. James Case

Generation #2

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