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We are descendants of Michael KIENAT, born October 31, 1697, Winterlingen, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany, and of his wife, Anna Maria LETSCHE, born 1694, Undingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. On December 31, 1744, the ship, St. Andrew, captained by Robert BROWN, Master, arrived in the post of Charleston, South Carolina. The passengers on the 1744 voyage of the St. Andrew may have contracted to be delivered to Philadelphia, but the ship was diverted by Capt. Brown to the port of Charleston. |
The papers in Philadelphia (Pennsylvanische Berichte, American Weekly Mercury) reported that the captain in effect forced the German immigrants to land in Charleston rather than Philadelphia and that the ship was chased by French privateers.
From The South Carolina Gazette, January 1745, The South Carolina Gazette showed that the St. Andrew had left the harbor, Monday, January 7th 1745 Numb 563, Custom House Charlestown, Enter'd Inwards; Ship St. Andrew, Robert Brown from Cowes; Enter'd Outwards; Ship St. Andrew, Robert Brown for Cowes.
Ship arrival Advertisements in The South Carolina Gazette, Monday January 7th 1745 Numb 563; Monday January 14th 1745 Numb 564; Monday January 21st 1745 Numb 565.
We are reasearchers of siblings Johannes 'John' Friedrich KIENAT; Mathias 'Matthew' KIENAT, Johannes Martin KIENAT, and Margaret KIENAT, the living children of Michael KIENAT and his wife, Anna Maria LETSCHE KIENAT, known as KINARD in America, who were in service to Henry MIDDLETON upon their arrival in December 1744.
Descendants of these siblings first settled in the Crimms Creek areas, branch of the Wateree River, near Pomaria, in Newberry District, South Carolina.