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James Wardlaw
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1767
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1842
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA

Marriage record (Wardlaw Book) revealed James Wardlaw and Margaret Wardlaw married ca 1792 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

In his early years, James taught school and did some surveying. He was a member of the Upper Long Cane Society founded in 1793 till his death.

They had been married less than four years and had no known children when Margaret died sometime before June 1796.

Marriage record (Wardlaw Book) revealed James Wardlaw and Hannah Clarke married on June 9, 1796 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

James was twenty-eight and Hannah was seventeen when they married in the Quay house.

Sometime after Hannah's mother's death in November 1796, they bought the Quay house and their son, David was born there in March 1799. They added several rooms and modernized the house, raised their family there and died there.

James continued Quey's trading habit of bartering goods in Charleston. His own goods for barter were deer skins, tallow and beeswax which he put in the store building to await a wagoner who hauled his goods to Charleston. As silver was the only money in circulation, an amount was added to the goods to settle differences. James always rode a horse, making the trip each way in about five days, or forty miles a day. On other occasions, James sold goods at the store. James was particularly scrupulous in keeping his books and papers at both his store and as District Clerk. His prodigious knowledge of the statute law of the state was widely recognized.

James became the Deputy Clerk of the Court in 1796 and from 1800 to about 1840 he was the Clerk of Court for Abbeville County.

The 1800 census revealed James owned eight slaves and they were living in Abbeville County, South Carolina. Household members: James and one male (26-44), Hannah (16-25), Francis & David (under 10), one male (16-25) and Elizabeth (under 10).

The 1820 census revealed James owned thirty-eight slaves, fifteen household members were engaged in agriculture and one household member was engaged in manufacture. Household members: James (45 & up), Hannah (26-44), two males (45 & up), Jose & William (under 10), Robert (10-15), Francis & David (16-25), Ann & Jane (under 10) and Mary & Elizabeth (10-15).

Their known children:

Elizabeth Alice Wardlaw (b.1797 d.1804)DY
David Lewis Wardlaw (b.1799 d.1873)
Francis Hugh Wardlaw (b.1800 d.1861)
James Harper Wardlaw (b.1802 d.1807)DY
Elizabeth Amanda Wardlaw (Bonham)(Ramsey)
(b.1805 d.1854)
Robert Henry Wardlaw (b.1807 d.1887)
Mary Caroline Wardlaw (b.1809 d.1843)
Jane Eliza Wardlaw (Perrin)(b.1811 d.1881)
Joseph James Wardlaw (b.1814 d.1873)
William Alfred Wardlaw (b.1816 d.1876)
Ann Louisa Wardlaw (b.1819 d.1821)DY
Hannah Margaret Wardlaw (Patterson)
(b.1821 d.1879)

They had been married twenty-nine years and their daughter, Hannah was about four years old when Hannah died on Nov 11, 1825.

The 1830 census revealed James was a widower and owned fifty-four slaves. Household members: James (50-59), William (10-14), Jose (15-19), Robert & James (20-29), Hannah (5-9) and two females (10-14).

The 1840 census revealed James owned eight slaves. Household members: James (70-79), one male (20-29), Hannah (15-19) and Jane (20-29).

The (S.A.R.) Sons of American Revolution Membership Application revealed James was born in 1767 and died in 1842. His parents were Hugh Wardlaw and Elizabeth Coalter and he was married to Hannah Clarke.

(Abbeville County, S. C., June 6, 1840)
Condensed version of his six paged will.

{{James's Will revealed he bequeathed to David Lewis Wardlaw and Robert Henry Wardlaw three hundred dollars in trust for Mary Anne Hodges, wife of Benjamin Hodges to be for her sole and separate use.

He bequeathed to his son Robert Henry all fees due him from the Clerks office. To his daughters; Mary Caroline and Hannah Margaret, sons; Joseph James and William Alfred, each one a bed, bedspread and furniture.

From his stock in the Bank of Augusta, to his daughter, Mary Caroline and son William Alfred ten shares each and to daughter, Hannah Margaret and his sons, Robert Henry and Joseph James each five shares.

The advancements paid to six of his children ranging from $3,800 to $6,600 are to be included in their inheritance. To his sons, Robert Henry, Joseph James and William Alfred, he offered five parcels of land being of 1599 acres they could have at the rate of $6 per acre. He offered to his daughter, Mary Caroline, his house and the 70 acres with it and a tract of land 111 acres received by her at two thousand dollars and for his son, William Alfred to live with Mary Caroline in the house free from rent. Also, offered to his executors, two quarter sections of land in Alabama sold on same terms.

The remainder of his lands, his slaves and his 117 shares of bank stock to be fairly valued at cash prices by five respectable disinterested Commissioners, to be appointed by the Clerk, Sheriff, Ordinary and Commissioner in Equity for Abbeville District. (each of those officers appointing one and the four so appointed the fifth) he devised the five Commissioners to make the share of his nine children equal.

Provided his daughter, Mary Caroline chose to retain the house and lands, he bequeathed to her at the same valuation set for the other slaves, one slave boy and girl to be chosen before the above division is done. He give to his sons, Francis Hugh, Joseph James and son-in-law, Thomas C. Perrin in trust for the sole and separate use of his daughter, Mary Caroline or to her heir.

All the estate and share bequeathed to his daughter, Elizabeth Amanda, he directed to her sole use and after death, to her descendents.

He appointed his sons, David Lewis and Robert Henry executors of his will signed on June 6, 1840.

Revision on September 26, 1841, he bequeathed to his granddaughter, Hannah Bouham, a negro girl between eight and fourteen years of age, to be selected.}}

Over his grave the epitaph reads: He was for nearly forty years Clerk of the Court of this district, and from his youth upwards a member of this church; worldly success and the esteem of his neighbors followed his efforts... Truth and charity marked his whole career.

James lived to age 74.

Family links: 
  Hugh Wardlaw (1740 - 1802)
  Elizabeth Coulter Wardlaw (1743 - 1790)
  Hannah Clarke Wardlaw (1778 - 1825)*
  Elizabeth Alice Wardlaw (1797 - 1804)*
  James Harper Wardlaw (1802 - 1807)*
  Robert Henry Wardlaw (1807 - 1887)*
  Mary Caroline Wardlaw (1809 - 1843)*
  Jane Eliza Wardlaw Perrin (1811 - 1881)*
  Joseph James Wardlaw (1814 - 1873)*
  Ann Louisa Wardlaw (1819 - 1821)*
  James Wardlaw (1767 - 1842)
  David Wardlaw (1774 - 1840)*
  Jane Wardlaw Calvert (1781 - 1826)*
  Elizabeth Wardlaw (1787 - 1807)*
  Agnes Wardlaw (1789 - 1807)*
*Calculated relationship
Upper Long Cane Cemetery
Abbeville County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Susan Pantelias
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Record added: Jan 10, 2012
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Honoring James Wardlaw. May he rest in peace.
- Linda Green
 Added: May. 30, 2013
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