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From: "Karen Vereen" <>
Subject: [SCHORRY-L] Vereen Family and Others, Part 2
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 09:59:45 -0400



1. Jacques Varin (1650-1689), a joiner, married Susanne Horry (1659-1725) in
France or London. She was the daughter of Samuel and Jeanne DuBois Horry
and was from Chatell, Switzerland. Jacques was the son of Jeremie Varin, a
Huguenot of Rouen, Normandy, France. Jacques and Susanne arrived in
Charleston in 1680 as part of the Petit-Guerard Colony. They had two sons
who lived to adulthood, Jeremie and Samuel Varin.

2. Samuel Varin (1683-1745) (son of #1) was born in South Carolina. He
moved to the north side of the Santee River and died there. His plantation
was along the present Georgetown-Williamsburg County line. According to
church records, he had a son, James Varin, who died at age one. His will
was signed November 1, 1744. The will named a daughter, Anne E., wife of
Francis Harbin(1) , and granddaughters, Martha and Elizabeth Crousby,
daughters of a deceased daughter.

3. Jeremie Varin (1675-1710) (son of #1) was married to Jean Evens(2)
(a/k/a Avant). He moved from Charlestown to the Parish of St. Thomas and
St. Dennis in Berkeley County. He is buried in that church cemetery. From
church records and from his will, he left two children, Jeremiah Vereen and
Mary Vereen (June 23, 1709/10-?). His widow remarried(3) and had at least
one other child.

4. Jeremiah Vareen (Jan. 6, 1706/07-1768) (son of #3) moved from the Parish
of St. Thomas and St. Dennis to a plantation on the Santee River near his
uncle Samuel (#2). His first wife was named Mary and they had four
children, William, Elisabeth, Ann, and Sarah. Mary died on July 26, 1733
and is buried in the church cemetery of St. Thomas and St. Dennis in
Berkeley County. Elisabeth ("Ellis") (Nov. 14, 1731-?) married John
Sullivant; Ann (m. ? Jenkins) and Sarah (m. ? Lewis). Jeremiah's second
wife was née Mary Coachman. She inherited lands at Singleton Swash.
Children by his second wife were Jeremiah, Ebenezer, Rebecca (m. Jonah
Bonhoste), Hannah, Rachel, Jean and Martha.

** Mr. Andrea believes the family changed the spelling of its name from
Varin and other variations to Vereen around the 1770's.**

5. William Vereen (Nov. 3, 1729-Sept. 20, 1789) (son of #4) was born in the
Parish of St. Thomas and St. Dennis where he was baptized as a baby. He was
married on Nov. 20, 1754 to Elizabeth Lewis(4) (Nov. 30, 1734-June 7,
1779). He was active in the Revolution, furnishing supplies and assisting
General Francis Marion in securing food and forage for his men and horses.
His children were: William, Charles, Jeremiah, John, Daniel, Martha
Elizabeth(5) (m. Daniel Morrall), Elizabeth (m. Nathan Huggins), and Mary
Vereen. He died on the Horry Strand and is buried at the Island Landing

6. Ebenezer Vereen (son of #4) (? - before 1791) had a plantation on the Pee
Dee River near Yauhanna in Georgetown County. In a marriage contract signed
Sept. 8, 1784, he married Catherine McIver (MacKiver)(6) .

7. Jeremiah Vereen (July 4, 1745-July 4, 1808) (son of #4) was a soldier in
the American Revolution. He was a sergeant under General Francis Marion.
He is buried in the destroyed cemetery at Windy Hill. His wife was Susanne
Blanchard (uncertain if middle or maiden name). He hosted President
Washington in Washington's tour of the states. The Court Minutes of Horry
County show that Jeremiah died in 1808. His children were William,
Alexander, John Ephraim, Elizabeth (m. Robert Livingston). Jeremiah and his
wife are buried at Windy Hill.

8. William Vereen (Jan. 27, 1756-Nov. 13, 1812) (son of #5) was a soldier in
the American Revolution. After the Revolution, he was a captain in the
South Carolina Militia. He was married in 1790 to Elizabeth Huggins(7). He
had two children, Charles and Jeremiah. His widow entered into a marriage
contract with Samuel Commander(8) of Georgetown County on May 7, 1812.

9. Charles Vereen (Oct. 29, 1757-1811) (son of #5) was a soldier in the
American Revolution. He married Mary Withers(9), a widow. They had no
children. His home was at Withers Swash. He owned several large
plantations in both Georgetown and Horry.

10. Jeremiah Vereen (June 3, 1760-Aug. 14, 1813) (son of #5) was a soldier
in the Revolution. His home was the Island Plantation. He married
Elizabeth Raven Daniel(s)(10). Their children were Robert Daniel, Mary Ann,
James, Elizabeth Lewis(11), Mary Martha, Sarah G., Amelia L., and Joseph
Jeremiah. Amelia married Cornelius Thomas, Sr., Joseph Jeremiah married
Susanne Blanchard Vereen Hemingway, a widow. The others died young or

11. John Vereen (May 12, 1765-?) (son of #5) His widow, Jane Vereen, is in
the 1800 census. They had children.

12. Daniel Vereen (Aug. 20, 1777-1830) (son of #5) had a home between
Singleton Swash and Little River. He married Hester ?. His children were:
Charles, Jr., William Pinckney, Hester (m. William Henry Lewis Hemmingway),
Martha Rebecca (m. James G. DeWitt) and Sarah Lewis Vereen. Daniel and
Hester were buried at Windy Hill.

13. Alexander Vereen (1772-1790/1800) (son of #7)

14. William Vereen (son of #7) lived on a plantation called Guendalos, which
was inherited by his wife, Eliza Porcher Wilkes (daughter of Lemuel or
Samuel Wilkes), whose marriage contract was signed Oct. 15, 1800. They had
the following children: William (m. Mary Costello Donnally); Ann G. (m.
James R. Ervin); Mary Eliza(12) (m. John Daniel Magill of All Saints Parish)
and one other son and daughter.

15. John Ephraim Vereen (1775-1839) (son of #7) resided at Long Bay
Plantation No. 2 and Windy Hill. John E. Vereen had three wives, Jane
Livingston(13) was his first wife [children were Thomas Livingston(14),
Samuel Porter (m. Rebecca Wilson), William Henry Green (m. Charlotte Ann
Fullwood), Susanne Blanchard (m. John Thomas Hemingway and later Joseph
Jeremaih Vereen)]; Mary Ann DeWitt(15) was his second wife [children were
Jeremiah (married Sarah R. Stone), Eliza Jane (m. Joseph Alston Hemingway),
Joseph DeWitt (married Sarah), John E., Jr.]; and Frances Harris(16)
(daughter of John and Honor Smith Harris) was his third wife (their only
child was Jackson Harris Vereen).

16. Charles W. Vereen (? - 1834) (son of #8) married Maris ? A William
Vereen of Choctaw Co., MS signed a power of attorney concerning Charles'
will, so William may be a son.

17. Joseph Jeremiah Vereen (son of #10) (July 16, 1812-Nov. 8, 1872) lived
at the Island Plantation. He married Mrs. Susanne Blanchard Hemingway(17)
(July 11, 1810-Sept. 10, 1874). They had the following children: Amanda (m.
Francis Justice); John F. (m. Lucy Permento); Benjamin F. (m. Bettie
Livingston); Jeremiah J. (m. Martha Bellamee); Martha A.(18) (m. John
Gause); Caledonia (m. Maham Vereen); and Hartford J. (m. Florence C. Frink).

18. William Pinckney Vereen (?-1855)(son of #12) married Elizabeth Bellamy.
They had a daughter, Elizabeth. His second wife was Martha G.(19). They had
three daughters, Caroline Jane, Sarah Mary, Charlotte Ann Rebecca.

19. Hartford Jennings Vereen (April 12, 1849-Oct. 1, 1902) (son of #16)
married Florence C. Frink. They are buried at the Little River Methodist
Church. Children were: Thomas, Grover Cleveland, Percy Copeland, Sarah
Gertrude (m. Benjamin H. Justice); Orbie Fletcher (m. Geneva McGinn); Susan
Pauline (m. George F. Parker); John Ephraim (m. Eva Dell St. George); Samuel
Gourdin (m. Kathaleen Vereen); Jackson Hiram (m. Martha Leslie); Elizabeth
Mary (m. William Warwick Abbot); Bonson Mitchell (m. Allie Hemingway);
Hartford Jennings, Jr. (m. Leila O'Quinn); Joseph Jeremiah (m. Essie Moody);
Trezvant Gibbs (m. Maida Bell Stewart; Evelyn Luke) and Henry Noble (m.
Jewel Adams).

20. Jeremiah Vereen (?-1858) (son of #15) married Sarah Raven Stone(20).
Their children were John Wesley; Mary A.; Eliza J.; Calvin Calhoun; Jeremiah
Kelly.; (Ann M. -- may be duplicate of Mary A.); Hezekiah Maham ("Mim") (m.
Caledonia Vereen)

21. Charles Vereen (son of #12) was married to Charity ?. Their children
were Daniel (m. Frances Bridgers); William P.; Joseph A.; Charles J.; Hester
Ann (m. Matthew Linguish); Sarah C. (m. H. E. Doyle); Mary Jane (m. George
Mills); Costello D. (m. A. C. Lewis) and Cynthia J. G. Vereen

22. Joseph DeWitt Vereen (#15) married Sarah ? Their only child was William
Joseph. He later married Susan A. Lee. Their children were: Susan D.,
Lemuel, James S. and Samuel P.

23. William Vereen (1800?-1830?) (son of #14) married Mary Costello
Donnelly(21). She later married Francis B. Durant and moved to Savannah, GA
then Brazos Co., TX. They had one child, William Jeremiah.

24. William Jerome (previously Jeremiah) Vereen (May 9, 1829-May 23, 1877)
(son of #23) m. Eugenia Michel McNair (June 25, 1835-Feb. 10, 1905). They
had two children, William Coachman and Florence McNair (m. William Evans of
Cheraw Co.)

25. William Coachman Vereen (Aug. 5, 1859-Feb. 16, 1942) (son of #24)
(married Mary McNeill(22) (July 1, 1851-Aug. 1, 1898) then her sister Ellen
McNeill) children: Jessie (m. John Harris Smithwick); Jennie (married Reason
Chestnut Bell); William Jerome (m. Lottie Thompson); Thomas Waites (m.
Elizabeth Hollis); Pearl (m. Hardin Stuart); Eugene Michel (m. Wyolene
Nance); John McNeill (m. Cecil Hicks)

26. William Jerome Vereen (June 11, 1885-Oct. 1, 1952) married Lottie
Thompson(23). Their children were: Mary Ellen (m. Thomas Abram Huguenin),
Rosalind Eugenia (m. George Hugheley Lanier, Jr.), William Coachman (m. Mary
Elizabeth Bunn) and Thompson Jerome (m. Mary Ladson).

(1) A daughter, Elizabeth Harbin, was also a beneficiary
(2) She had a brother, Jonathan Evens, and a sister, Patience Evens, listed
in Jeremie's Will.
(3) She married Moses Plumer on February 10, 1712. Moses Plumer, Jr. was
born Jan. 3, 1714.
(4) Elizabeth was the daughter of Charles and Martha Lewis.
(5) Martha E. died in 1786. She was 24 years old.
(6) Catherine could have been a widow as there were no trustees. Two of the
witnesses were Thomas MacCullough and Elizabeth MacCullough -- possibly
(7) Trustees to the marriage contract were Nathan Huggins and Robert
(8) They had one son, James Commander.
(9) Her first husband was John Withers who died before 1784.
(10) Daughter of Robert and Amelia Daniel(s).
(11) Died June 25, 1854, unmarried.
(12) Two of their children were Ann Rebecca Magill m. Robert A. Mitchell of
Charleston; Chattie Magill m. Robert Alston of Atlanta, GA.
(13) She was the daughter of Thomas Livingston, Sr.
(14) He died leaving no wife or children.
(15) She was the daughter of Joseph DeWitt, Sr.
(16) The widow of Thomas Brantley, Jr. She had two other children, Thomas,
Jr. and Frances Ann (m. Hartford Jones).
(17) Children by her first husband were Sofronia S. (m. Maham Grissett),
Jane E. (m. Cornelius Thomas), Susannah D. (m. Joseph Parker), John Thomas
and Samuel Hemingway.
(18) She is dead when her father's will is probated. Her shares went to
her children: Cora A. Gause, Ida Gause Standley/Standland, and others.
(19) Martha G. Vereen signed a marriage settlement agreement dated Feb. 26,
1857 with Simon S. Herring.
(20) In a Power of Attorney dated July 14, 1859, she refers to her brother
as William H. Stone.
(21) Daughter of Ann Waites and Patrick Donnelly
(22) Daughter of Jane Pegues and Neil McKay McNeill.
(23) Daughter of Alice Jordan and Isaac Cheney Thompson.

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