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1 "After her marriage Maria Heyward lived in southeast Georgia, near Brunswick. She brought lawsuits against her brother Thomas, who had managed her inherited properties before she came of age. At issue was plantation income that accrued during that period. Although she was successful in these lawsuits, her court actions led to estrangement from her siblings, particularly Nathaniel Heyward, who sided with Thomas.

"All three of her sons died as a result of violence: Samuel was killed in a duel; William died from wounds received in the War of 1812; and Daniel was murdered by an overseer." 
HEYWARD, Maria (I26)
2 "Daniel Heyward....settled one of his father's 500 acre grants in Granville County and almost immediately became a successful rice and indigo planter. Through the years by grant and purchase he acquired over 17,000 acres of land, a store at Cook's Landing on Oktee Creek, three lots and a house in Beaufort, and a house and lot in Charleston. Heyward made Old House, a 746 1/2-acre plantation on Hazzard's Creek in St. Helena Parish, his home....

"Heyward had had no formal education above the grammar school level, but he saw to it that his two eldest sons received an English education. In 1768 the College of Heraldry granted Heyward the right to use the Heyward coad of arms--one of the few authentic grants in South Carolina.

"Heyward filled a few local offices but was not very active in politics. Among his offices were commissioner, to build a bridge over Coosawhatchie Creek (1750); captain (1750) and lieutenant colonel (1757) in the militia and justice of the peace for Granville County (1756); commissioner to establish a ferry on the Savannah River (1762); churchwarden (1765-1766) and vestryman (1773 - 1774 for St. Helena Parish; and commissioner to create the parish of St. Luke (1767)....He took no active part in the Revolution." 
HEYWARD, Daniel (I9)
3 "Facts concerning him are few but strange. He had a fine intellect and easily entered the '94' class of Yale college when but 18 years old.

"Very small of stature, he was excessively sensitive about his insignificant appearance, and finally he grew so morbid about it, that he took his own life. His intellect does not seem to have caused Benjamin to concur with Diogenes, in that 'man should acquiesce in the present without repining, remember the past with thankfulness, and meet the future hopefully and cheerfully without fear or suspicion.'" 
HEYWARD, Benjamin (I29)
4 "Henry was a very wealthy man at the time of his death. Family members reported that he left over one million dollars to charity, excluding his family" HOWARD, Henry Parker Jr (I1279)
5 "Inez was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Carolina Yacht Club (Wilmington, North Carolina) and St. James Episcopal Church, Wilmington, North Carolina" GLOVER, Inez Huger (I1299)
6 "John Heyward spent his early life on James Island, but later followed his brother Daniel to Granville County, then known as 'Indian Land,' where he began to acquire property. At his death he was in possession of several plantations that he bequeathed to his son, John Heyward, Jr. " HEYWARD, John (I12)
7 "Joseph Manigualt Heyward graduated from Princeton College in 1813" HEYWARD, Joseph Manigault (I81)
8 "Killed by accidental discharge of his gun while hunting." HEYWARD, James (I76)
9 "Norman served during WWI in France. He was run-over by a military truck but survived. He owned the Nehi Bottling Plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, which later became Pepsi." GEORGE, Norman Langford (I1629)
10 "Thomas Heyward had two small plantations in St. Andrew Parish, 500 acres in St. Helena Parish and 18 slaves. Despite his planting activities, at his death he described himself as a "hatmaker" of James Island. Heyward served his home parish of St. Andrew as a tax inquirer (1720, 1721); member of the Second Royal Assembly (1725 - 1727); tax inquirer and collector (1733); captain in the militia (1733 - 1737); and commissioner, to regulate patrols (1734)." HEYWARD, Thomas (I7)
11 "Thomas Heyward received a classical education in South Carolina and studied Law at Middle Temple in London. He spent several years on the continent of Europe and in 1771 returned to South Carolina, where he was shortly thereafter admitted to the Bar. In 1773 he was elected to the Commons House of Assembly of South Carolina and later was a member of the Council of Safety. He served on the committee to prepare a constitution for the state and was chosen one of the delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and of the Articles of Confederation in 1779. He became a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Charleston in 1778 and was Circuit Court Judge from 1782 to 1789.

"In the Revolutionary War he served as a Captain of the Charleston Artillery and was wounded in battle at Port Royal. Later he was captured by the British and confined to prison for one year in St. Augustine, Florida, where he barely escaping hanging.

"Thomas Heyward had a residence in Charleston and another at his Whitehall Plantation in what is now Jasper County. He made his Charleston house available to George Washington for a week during the President's visit to the city in 1791. That house at 87 Church St., originally built by Thomas' father, has been restored and is now a tourist attraction known as the 'Heyward-Washington' house.

"Thomas Heyward referred to himself as 'Thomas Heyward Jr.' to distinguish himself from so many other family members of the same name. Among the Heywards, he is often called simply 'The Signer.'" 
HEYWARD, Thomas (I17)
12 "Thomas Heyward, son of Thomas and Margaret (Wright) Heyward is generally referred to as Captain Thomas Heyward of James Island. He was drafted into the militia during the Indian uprising of 1715, but his mother petitioned the Governor for his release from duty as he was an only child and not yet 16 years of age. In 1718 Thomas was a volunteer member of the crew of the 'Revenge' which, with the fleet commanded by Col. William Rhett, captured the pirate, Richard Worley. On 2 March 1724 Thomas, as one of three members from St. Andrew's Parish, was elected to the Assembly. On 25 April 1725 he was made Captain of the James Island Company. In 1735 he, with William Screven, was appointed by the Council Inquirers of Collectors of Taxes on James Island. The location of Capt. Thomas Heyward's homestead on James Island is uncertain. It is believed to be the house currently known as 'Cuthberts' located near Dill's Bluff on Town Creek and across the Ashley River from Charleston. Records indicate that Capt. Thomas Heyward was a man of substance. In addition to lands and chattel on James Island, he owned considerable property in the city of Charles Town as evidenced by numerous advertisements in the South Carolina Gazette. In his will dated 7 March 1737 he lists his occupation as 'hat maker.' The exact location on his burial site and that of his wife are unknown but it is thought that they were buried on his plantation on James Island." HEYWARD, Thomas (I7)
13 "Thomas Heyward, the second son of Thomas Heyward and Hester Taylor, spent the first part of his life on James Island, remaining there until the death of his mother in 1759. He then moved to an area about 15 miles north of 'Old House' and developed a plantation on the Tulifinny River in what is now Beaufort County. There he planted rice using a method of irrigation in which he dammed up the fresh water streams, turning them into lakes called 'backwaters,' and used that water to irrigate the rice fields. Very little is known about the life and personality of this Thomas Heyward. James Barnwell Heyward II in his book Heyward has this to say about him, '...little that has come down furnishes the impression that while not a sociable man, he was strong of intellect, positive in his opinions and blunt in expressing them. Possibly too much so at times, thereby causing his nephew, John Heyward of Ticktown to pronounce his Uncle Tom as being a very rough man.' The will of Thomas Heyward has never been located, and it is possible that it was destroyed when the legal records of Beaufort County were burned during the Civil War. Judging from the properties owned by his grandsons prior to the 1860 it is safe to assume that Thomas Heyward was a man of property equal to that of this brother Daniel as they cultivated the majority of the rice lands bordering the Coosawatchie, Pocotaligo and Tulifinny Rivers."  HEYWARD, Thomas (I10)
14 "William Heyward was educated in South Carolina and in England. It is possible that he studied at Middle Temple, as did his older brother. He is known to have signed a document called ?Remonstrance to the Crown,? an action that suggests he was a revolutionary agitator." HEYWARD, William (I22)
15 Article from Clemson University Athletics publication. LYNAH, James (I1225)
16 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I6616)
17 Barnwell Rhett Heyward was an attorney who practiced law in Albany, NY. He spent a portion of his life gathering and publishing data on the Heyward and other South Carolina families. His papers are archived at the South Carolina Historical Society in Charleston. HEYWARD, Barnwell Rhett (I529)
18 Biographical Information: TAYLOR, Anna Heyward (I937)
19 Biography at HAMILTON, Daniel Heyward Jr (I1936)
20 Catherine Maria Clinch was the daughter of pre-Civil War U.S. General Duncan Lamont Clinch. She was also sister-in-law of Major Robert Anderson, the Union officer in command of Fort Sumter when it was attacked by Confederates in April, 1861. CLINCH, Catherine Maria (I586)
21 Changed his middle name to Eli. GLOVER, Heyward Louis (I1410)
22 Daniel Heyward (c. 1640 - 1684) immigrated to Charles Town in 1670. He is the progenitor of the Heyward family of South Carolina and is sometimes referred to as "the immigrant." HEYWARD, Daniel (I1)
23 Dubose Heyward was a novelist and playright. His most famous work, the play Porgy, was a Broadway hit in the 1920's. He later collaborated with George Gershwin in creating the opera Porgy and Bess.

A published biography is Dubose Heyward: A Charleston Gentleman and the World of Porgy and Bess by James M. Hutchisson, University of Mississippi Press, 2000.

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HEYWARD, Edwin Dubose (I357)
24 Elizabeth Frost Lowndes was the widow of Edward Mortimer Boykin M.D. of Camden, SC. LOWNDES, Elizabeth Frost (I1640)
25 Find-a-grave link: HEYWARD, Nathalie (I522)
26 Francis Brockholst Cutting was a lawyer and politician in New York. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1853 - 1855.



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CUTTING, Francis Brockholst (I438)
27 Gertrude Haywood married first Richard Shubrick Trapier. When he died, she married his brother, Edward Shubrick Trapier. HAYWOOD, Gertrude (I480)
28 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1620)
29 James attended Clemson College (Clemson, SC) and graduated in 1905 from Cornell University
(Ithaca, NY) with his M.E. and E.E. degrees. He became Cornell's first athletic director and president
of the Intercollegiate Association, as he was a football star at both Clemson and Cornell. 
LYNAH, James (I1225)
30 James Barnwell Heyward II (1848 - 1931) spent a lifetime researching his own and his wife's ancestry. Source (S1)
31 James Hamilton served as Mayor of Charleston, a member of the US House of Representatives and Governor of South Carolina.

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HAMILTON, James (I320)
32 John Beaufaine Irving II was a noted artist. A biography is posted at

His father, John Beaufaine Irving (1800 - 1881), was a South Carolina rice planter, doctor, horse racing enthusiast and author of A Day on Cooper River, published in 1842. 
IRVING, John Beaufaine II (I2367)
33 Lawrence ran for mayor of Charleston against Burnet Rhett Maybank in 1931 and it was said he lost because of his divorcement with Elizabeth. He was a descendant of Roger Pinckney, IV (1735-1776) who sailed from Durham, England in 1764 and settled at Charles Towne, South Carolina. Family F535
34 Lived in Ardmore, PA TWIGGS, George I. (I1286)
35 Lived in New York City. JENKINS, Anna (I1536)
36 My Mother was a Heyward is the story of the Clinch Heyward family, written by a grand-daughter of Duncan Clinch Heyward. Of particular interest are letters exchanged between Edward Barnwell Heyward (1826 - 1871) and his wife Catherine Maria Clinch (1828 - 1870) during and after the Civil War. These letters illustrate the personal hardships faced by family members in that chaotic and tragic period. Source (S7)
37 Nat was tall, handsome, and good natured. Among the first if not the very first, of his name to volunteer and enroll for the War, he joined the Confederate Army and went to Virginia in time to participate in all the first battles; safely passing through even the second battle of Manassas; after which when sitting at the Camp fire at night a stray ball took off his head and he was buried on the field. HEYWARD, Nathaniel Augustus (I540)
38 Source says birth year is 1988. MCQUEEN, John Lynch (I1925)
39 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4661)
40 Tombstone inscription: Col. S. Prioleau Hamilton, C.S.A., 1826 - 1897 HAMILTON, Col Samuel Prioleau (I330)
41 Very little is known about Thomas Heyward, son of Daniel the immigrant. It is possible that he was sent to England for his education as instructed by his father's will, if so, his education was short lived as he was back in South Carolina by the time he was seventeen for in January 1690 he petitioned Lord James Colleton, the Governor of the Province, to appoint guardians for himself who would look after his interests. This was done and Thomas Bolton and James Stanyarne were appointed and instructed to inventory and manage the estate belonging to ?Thomas Haward the orphan of Daniel Haward late of this province, Deceased?. On July 2, 1691 William White and Sarah Gwin, widow of John Gwin, paid over to Thomas Bolton and James Stanyarne a sum of money totaling 100 pounds, 10 shillings and 13 pence. (William White and John Gwin were the executors of Daniel Heyward's will.) On 19 November 1698 James Rigbee, Esq. was ordered by the Assembly to deliver to Thomas Heyward, a Powder Receiver of the Province 123 pounds of serviceable gun powder. However, on 16 November 1700, James Rigbee, Esq. reported that he was unable to do so because Thomas Heyward had died before the powder could be delivered. The exact date of Thomas Heyward's death is unknown. In his will, dated 28 September 1699, he leaves to his wife Margaret all his worldly estate both real and personal. Thus it would appear that Thomas Heyward died sometime between 28 September 1699 and 16 November 1700. It is possible he was among the 160 people who died in the virulent yellow fever epidemic that swept through Charleston in 1699. HEYWARD, Thomas (I3)
42 Walter Heriot Simms was an attorney in Columbia, SC. SIMS, Walter Heriot (I2248)
43 Wikipedia: ADAMS, Col Warren (I532)
44 Wikipedia: LYNAH, James (I1225)
45 William Cruger Heyward graduated from West Point in 1830. He resigned from the Army less than two years after graduation. Source - Collum's Register (online) HEYWARD, William Cruger (I162)
46 William Cutting, a graduate of Columbia University and the Harvard Law School, was a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War. CUTTING, William Cruger (I439)
47 William Drayton (1776 - 1846) was a politician, banker and writer.

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DRAYTON, Col. William (I179)

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