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Barnwell County genealogical records

Identifier: SCL-MS-0094

Genealogical collection about South Carolina families who lived in the old Barnwell District, consisting of abstracts of wills, information re marriages, and cemetery records, and transcriptions of many materials that were in private hands at the time, such as diaries, or Bible records.

Materials include: a record of Barnwell County officials, 1880-1962; and records relating to service of Barnwell Co. veterans during the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American, and the World Wars. Ca. 1785-1800, this area of South Carolina was known as Winton County, S.C. The term "Old Barnwell District" refers to a significantly larger region currently falling under the jurisdiction of the modern counties of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, and Barnwell, S.C. Eleven of the volumes are devoted to histories of approximately 150 families. These 15 volumes are often cited as "the Manning files."


  • 1949-1967

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights reside with creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact The South Caroliniana Library.


15 Volumes

Historical note

"Volume I was typed in 1949, and this one [Volume XV] is being bound in 1967." Portions of these volumes published serially in The Barnwell People-Sentinel newspaper.

Location of Copies

Copies of these 15 volumes may be found at: the Barnwell County Public Library (Barnwell, S. C.) the Aiken County Public Library (Aiken, S.C.) the South Carolinianna Library at USC (Columbia, S.C.)


NOTE: Each volume includes a more detailed index than that found below. The title listed in the Table of Contents for each volume does not always agree with that listed on the individual essays.

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

910 Sumter St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-5747 (Fax)

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