Thomas Heyward, Jr.

Thomas Heyward, Jr. was born in South Carolina in 1746. He received a classical education at home and continued in legal studies, which he completed in England. In 1775 he was elected to the Continental Congress, where he signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1778 he returned to South Carolina to serve as a Judge. He commanded the Charleston Battalion of Volunteers. He was taken prisoner by the British in 1780 while in command of a Militia force during the siege of Charleston. He resumed his Judgeship following the war. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina in 1790, and retired in 1798. He died in March of 1809 at age 62.

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Ancestors of our Current Members

Thomas Heyward, Jr.; John Weekley; John Gooding; Thomas Talbird; Joseph Lawton;
Andrew Susong; Abraham Holland; Henry Keek; Cary Cox; James Keenan;
James Williams; Zephaniah Brown; William Pinckney; Thomas Poindexter; Richard Inman; Lt. James Hamilton;
John Peden; Lawrence Thompson; Ozias Goodwin; Hudson Berry; Joshua Toomer; Philip Roush;
Col. Lewis Golson; Peter Wycoff; Achilles Crafts; Edward C. Howard; Benjamin Wilkins;
Thomas Dawson; Thomas Lindley; Joseph Ingram; Steven Blount; Roswell Paine;
William Daniel; Thomas Amis; Thomas Whaley; Capt. William Scott; Williams Andrews;
John McCormick; Benjamin Wilkins; Joseph Smith; Joseph Steele; Francis Hopkinson;
James Magee; Joseph Burch; William Evans; William Cone; William Spear; Henry Hinesman;
Alexander Amers; William T. Harris; David Paine; John Keen; Joseph Mackay; James Madden;
John Large; Francis Logan; Joseph Adair; David Bryant

Chapter Officers 2016-2018

Regent: Jean Bye
Vice Regent: Marian Rollings
Chaplain: Gladys Cousar
Recording Secretary: Elaine Ragland
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Somerville
Treasurer: Nancy Hailston
Registrar: Maxine (Weedy) Servaes
Historian: Nancy Chesnutt
Parliamentarian: Harriett Bosiack

Chapter History

Our chapter was organized in the Bicentennial year on April 5, 1976.

Our objectives are historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavor.

Eligibility: Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

If you think you may qualify or need help with your application, contact:
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For Sons of the American Revolution, contact the Gov. Paul Hamilton SAR Chapter