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Person Page 1,881

William Moffet1,2,3,4,5,6

born 1738, died 20 January 1794

Family: Barbara Chestnut (born 6 November 1748, died 6 September 1829)

Facts and Notes

  • Birth: 1738; Antrim, Northern IrelandB7,1,3,4,6
  • Marriage: 1767; Barbara Chestnut; IrelandB3,1,7,6
  • Immigration: August 1772; South Carolina, USAB; William and Barbara Chestnut Mophet, with their small son Samuel, sailed from Belfast, Ireland, in August 1772 on the "Mary Jane" and landed in Charleston, South Carolina in October 1772 with a grant from George III of 250 acres of land in Chester County,4,6
  • Military: 1781; Served as a private during most of the Revolutionary War under General Sumter and part of the time in Colonel Water's Regiment of South Carolina Troops7,1,6
  • Residence: 1790; Chester County, South Carolina, USAB; There were 11 members in his household in 1790: 2 free white males over 16 (himself and probably his son Samuel); 3 free white males under 16 (James, John, William, and David -- perhaps one died before 1790?); 2 free white females (presumably his wife Barbara and daughter Martha); and 4 slaves.His neighbors included Thomas and John McDill, James and Alex Chestnut, and James and Robert Strong.2
  • Death: 20 January 1794; Chester County, South Carolina, USAB7,1,4,6
  • Burial: After 20 January 1794; Moffatt-Strong-McDill Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina, USAB4
  • Probate: 14 April 1794; Chester County, South Carolina, USAB; Last Will of William Moffet5


  1. [S451], U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Volume: 76, Application for Hugh Robb Moffett
  2. [S546], 1790 United States Federal Census, First Census of the United States, 1790 (NARA microfilm publication M637, 12 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C., Year: 1790; Census Place: Chester, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 185; Image: 120; Family History Library Film: 0568151, Record for William Maffit
  3. [S367] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie., Source number: 995.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MOF, Record for William Maffet
  4. [S403], U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Record for William Moffett
  5. [S553], South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980, South Carolina County, District and Probate Courts., South Carolina Will Transcripts, 1782-1868; Author: Wates, Wylma Anne; Probate Place: Chester, South Carolina, Record for William Moffet
  6. [S366], U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls., Volume: 236, Application for James Albert Woodburn
  7. [S495], U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Volume: 76, Application for William Porter Moffet