Ad fontes 2
REGISTER OF THE
CHURCH OF REDEAMER
ORANGEBURGH, SO. CA.
OF THE EARLIEST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
IN ORANGEBURGH AND AMELIA TOWNSHIPS
THE GIESSENDANNER RECORD.
Mr. John Lucas, in
his later years the Senior Warden of the Church of the Redeemer,
Orangeburgh, made a great effort to preserve the original Book of
Record, written by Revd. Jno Giessendanner.
So far I've read in his own notes, that he has worked with the original in 1862 and also in 1881.
I have not discovered who typed the work of Mr. Lucas, but his own original is, no doubt, handwritten, in one particular section he says, that part of the work is done by his daughter, in her own handwriting.
Fragments so far:
This is the last Entry I can find of Baptisms of the years 1750 and 1760 or 1761, inclusive
J Lucas. Decr 30 1862 Orangeburgh C.H.S.C.
Here Mr. Lucas is
referring to 640 entries, of which entry 639 has a full date: Dec
Of these entries the numbers 1-9 are lost, No. 10 is of March 3, 1750, numbers 381 - 396 are lost
69 marriages since my return from England (May 14, 1750 - Feb 15, 1756)
This number 69 is the last Entry I can find, the Book having lost some leaves, the other numbers must have been lost or destroyed
John Lucas Jany 20 1862
The original Book of Record of the two John Giessendanners was given by Mra Mary Treadwell & Family to this Church, and for Preservation of the said record, It was been by this Church placed in the care of the Diocese of So. Ca. Rev. John Johnson Registrar, See his Receipt in the first Part of this Book, for the same, dated July 8, 1881
of the Ch of the Redeemer
All this is copied
(typed) again in 1936 by Mrs Nora Davey, Charleston, S.C.
in a W.P.A. Project 2004, Sponsored by University of S.C.
supervised by Miss Flora B Surles
Whether she used the earlier handwriting or copied the already typed version is unknown to me.
More originals of the Book of Record are promised to me within a couple of weeks
In the meanwhile I will work with what I already have and continue to update the transcripts
All efforts to purchase the book of A S Salley have failed so far, but a copied version is on it's way
in the meanwhile I have received the best possible copies for the major part of the book
also a good copy of the Salley book
in the fall of 2000 I will be able to examine the original in SC
since my visit to the South Caroliana Library in November 2000 it has been possible to update on various records
by reading the original