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Edward Biddy (son of John Biddy and Joan) was born Abt. 1739, and died 1809 in Union Co. S.C.. He married Mary.

 Includes NotesNotes for Edward Biddy:
Military Service: REV. WAR PATRIOT
Reference Number: 4252
I received this from Ted L. Biddy now living in Tallahassee Florida. He received the Probate Records
for Thomas and Edward Biddy (Biddie) from the Probate Court of Union CO, SC.
It seems they had an auction of their estate. Hollis Biddy , son of Thomas was the administrator.
I think it interesting , the things that was sold. Here are a list.
You will find Biddy spelled as Biddie sometimes in older documents. This is called soundex.
I think this happened because document were normally written by long hand and written as the person heard it. I have found this to be true many times.

John Biddie----------------------1 Ax-------------------------------------.37 1/2
Henry Biddie -------------------4 Hoes--------------------------------1.50
Abraham Washington-------1 set of iron wedges-----------2.75
Susannah Biddie--------------Smoothing Iron----------------------0.25
Edward Biddie------------------1 Bell-----------------------------------1.62 1/2
Peter Biddie----------------------2 tin pans & 1 Crock------------0.81 1/4
Mary Biddie----------------------1 Coffeepot & Pepper Box---0.43 3/4
Edmund Biddie-----------------1 loom----------------------------------4.25
Susannah Biddie---------------Feather Bed & Furniture------6.0
Hollis Biddie----------------------One Half Bushel------------------0.18 3/4
Obedience Biddy---------------4 Geese-------------------------------1.06 1/4
Edmund Biddie------------------1 Grindstone------------------------1.50
John Biddie------------------------10 Head of Sheep----------------11.25
Thomas Price----------------------1 Smoothbore Gun--------------13.00
Susannah Biddie-----------------6 Head of Hogs-------------------4.00
The total sale of the Personal property was $86.13 1/4


Ted stated the sale of Edwards (Sometimes called Nedd) estate was just as interesting. The sale
was held in Sept. and Oct. 1809. John Biddie was the administrator. The sale brought $45.78 5/6
and Peter purchased a Sorrel Mare for $8.00.


Edward,born say 1742, taxable in Lunenburg Co. on 4 tithes and 300 acres 1n 1764 (Bell, Sunlight on
The South side, 247). This may have been the land which Thomas Biddie purchased in 1761. He sued
Edward Ragsdale in Lunenburg Co. Court on 11 April, 1771. The Case was discontinued because Biddy
failed to prosecute it further (Orders 1769-77, 109). He was head of a Union District, South Carolina
household of 4 "other free" in 1800 (SC:229).


File: 1779_96D.CEN
Revised: Nov. 10, 1996
Compiled by: Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.

The Old "Ninety-Six" District of South Carolina was created (original)
in 1769 and was abolished in 1798. (The 96th Dist. from 1785 to 1798
consisted of present day Union Co.)

It consisted of (present-day)
Abbeville Co. (formed 1785)
Part of Abbeville Co. to Greenwood Co. (formed 1897)
Part of Abbeville Co. to McCormick Co. (formed 1916)
Edgefield Co. (formed 1785)
Part of Edgefield to Aiken Co. (formed 1871)
Part of Edgefield to Greenwood Co. (formed 1897)
Part of Edgefield to Saluda Co. (formed 1896)
Laurens Co. (formed 1785)
Newberry Co. (formed 1785)
Spartanburg Co. (formed 1785)
Part of Spartbg. Co. to Cherokee Co. (formed 1897)
Union Co. (formed 1798)
Part of Union. Co. to Cherokee Co. (formed 1897)

The following is a list of 2,154 "Residents" of this large Ninety-Six Dist.

I would like to share information with anybody who is working on these
related families in South Carolina.
B300 BIDDY Edward 1779 Old 96th D SC No Twp. Listed
B300 BIDDY Thomas 1779 Old 96th D SC No Twp. Listed


Colony's Carolina
Francisco Gordillo was the first European to visit the present
day South Carolina in 1521. The Spanish attempted the first
European settlement near present day Georgetown in 1526, but it
failed after 9 months.

The name Carolina is derived from King Charles I of England, who
granted "Carolina" in 1629 to Sir Robert Heath.

In 1663, King Charles II, who gave away vast regions with as much
coolness as if they had really belonged to him, granted to eight
of his favorites a charter and certain privileges, to repay them
for their loyalty in restoring him to the throne of his father.
This grant was of the territory extending from the present
southern line of Virginia to the St. Johns, in Florida, and from
the Atlantic to the Pacific. (31 deg and 36 deg North Latidude
and extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the South Seas) The
eight "lords proprietors" Were:

1. Lord Chancellor EDWARD HYDE CLARENDON, b. 1609-d. 1674
(1st Earl of Clarendon & Prime Minister)
2. Sir GEORGE MONCK, b. 1608 d. 1670
(1st Duke of Albemarle, General Monck)
3. Lord CRAVEN,
4. Lord JOHN BERKELEY, of New Jersy
5. Lord ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER, b. 1621 d. 1783
(1st Earl of Shaftesbury)
6. Sir GEORGE CARTERET, b. c1606 d. 1677 of New Jersey
7. Sir WILLIAM BERKELEY, b. 1606 d. 1677
(Governor of Virginia)

This region was later (1665) extended to 36 deg 30 minutes North
to include the Albemarle settlers who had moved south from

The first permanent settlement, at Charles Town (Charleston) on
the Ashley River, was established by the English in 1670. It was
moved in 1680 to the peninsula between the Cooper and Ashley
rivers. Later in 1783 it was renamed to Charleston.

The Carolinas was early in resisting British rule. In 1693 the
colony won the right to initiate legislation in the British House
of Commons.

Bath, near the mouth of the Pamlico River, was the first town to
be incorporated (1706).

In 1704 an act that would have required members of the colonial
assembly to adhere to the rites of the Church of England was
defeated. The church was, however, made official in 1706 and
remained so until 1778.

Settlement spread from Charles Town south toward BEAUFORT
(founded 1710), north toward Georgetown (1735), and inland along
the rivers.

In 1719 the populace rebelled against the British proprietors and
their reactionary policies, expelling them and electing James
Moore as governor. As a result the British crown assumed (1729)

A survey of the boundary between the two, begun in 1735, was not
completed until 1815.

Political strife and Indian wars slowed the Carolina Colony's
growth, however, and as "Charles Town" grew more rapidly, the
territory began to be known as North and South Carolina. The
northern territory was made a separate colony in 1712 and had its
own governors until 1829. This boundary begun in 1735, but was
not established, nor fully surveyed until 1815.

In 1729, NORTH CAROLINA became a crown colony when King GEORGE,
II purchased the shares of Carolina from all the lords
proprietors except Lord GRANVILLE.

By the 1750s, Germans and Scottish-Irish from Pennsylvania and
Virginia were settling the Piedmont (present day SC) on small,
subsistence farms in contrast to the coastal plantations.

British rule came to an end in NORTH CAROLINA when Gov. JOSIAH MARTIN
fled New Bern in May 1775. The Second Provincial Congress in 1775
established two regiments and a state government. The first battle
of the Revolution in NORTH CAROLINA was fought against Scottish Loyalists
at Moore's Creek Bridge on Feb. 27, 1776. Later that year the Fifth
Provincial Congress adopted a state constitution and elected RICHARD
CASWELL the first governor. NORTH CAROLINA was the first colony
to declare officially its readiness for independence and in April
1776 furnished ten regiments to the Continental army, as well as thousands
of militiamen. At the same time, it helped defeat the Cherokee and
suppressed the Tory residents who made the revolution virtually a
civil war in NORTH CAROLINA. Despite its leadership in the Revolution,
NORTH CAROLINA was the next to last of the 13 original states to ratify
the federal Constitution (November 1789). In 1789, NORTH CAROLINA
ceded its western territory, present-day Tennessee, to the federal

The Revolutionary War, after the British repulse at Charleston in
1776, temporarily bypassed South Carolina. Then the British captured
Charleston on May 12, 1780. The numerous battles and skirmishes fought
in the state after 1780 included important American victories at
Kings Mountain and Cowpens.

South Carolina was the eighth state to ratify the federal Constitution,
on May 23, 1788. To mollify Piedmont settlers, who demanded increased
representation, the General Assembly agreed in 1786 to move the capital.
Columbia was established as the new seat of government. In the first
federal census of 1790, South Carolina's population of 249,073 ranked
7th. Nonwhites accounted for 43.7% of the total and were concentrated
in the low country around Charleston.

BIDDY , Edward 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT
BIDDY , Thomas 1779 Colony, SC Resident Old 96th DISTRICT

Military service: REV. WAR PATRIOT

Children of Edward Biddy and Mary are:
  1. Peter Biddy, b. 1760, d. date unknown.
  2. Jonathan Biddy, b. 17 Jul 1762, Lunenburg Co.Virginia, d. 14 Oct 1841, Marshall Co. Alabama.
  3. +Edmond Biddy, b. 1765, Lunenburg Co.Virginia, d. 1851, Union, S.C. USA.
  4. Henry Biddy, b. Aft. 1770, d. date unknown.
  5. Edward Jr. Biddy, b. Aft. 1775, d. date unknown.
  6. Mary Biddy, b. Aft. 1775, d. date unknown.
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