First Families of Orangeburgh District, South Carolina

Carn (Kern, Caine, Carne)

The Lewis J. Carn Family

First Generation

1. Ludwig Kern [Lewis Carn] was born in Germany in about 1720, and is said to have died 26 Oct 1797 in Orangeburgh Township, South Carolina.1 He married Catherina Elisabetha StrŻbel [Catherine Elizabeth Strobel] of Lampertheim, Hessen, Germany. She was born in 17252 and confirmed in Lampertheim in 1737 at the age of 12. She was a child of Johann Caspar StrŻbel and Anna Elizabeth Mathias.3

On 20 Oct 1752 Ludwick Caine, his wife Catharina Elizabetha StrŻbel, son Philip age 12, daughters Catharina age 9 and Rosina age 3 arrived in South Carolina on board the ship Cunliffe. Carn petitioned for 250 acres of land and bounty for himself and his family; he is listed in the petition as Lodwick Cairn.4 On 16 Jul 1753 Ludwick Cairn filed a plat for 250 acres in Berkeley County.5 The land was granted on 4 Jul 1754.6

In 1773 Lewis Carne filed a plat for 300 acres on Bush Branch of Four Hole Swamp.7 This land was granted on 16 May 1774.8

In 1788 Lewis Carn was among those petitioning to establish the Calvinistic Church on the Four Holes.9

Catharina Elizabeth’s death was reported in the Gazette of Tuesday, 1 Nov 1797:10

"Died, on the 29th inst., in the neighbourhood of the Four Holes, in the 73rd year of her age, Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Cam, only sister of Capt. Daniel Strobel, of this city; she was an inhabitant of that place about 45 years, during which time she had enjoyed an uncommon share of health. She was a kind parent, and friend to all mankind, and her death is much lamented by her numerous family, consisting of children, grandchildren and great grand-children, about ninety in number."

Children of Lewis J. Carn and Catharina Elizabetha StrŻbel† were:

2.i.Phillip† Carn, born ca. 174411 in Germany and d. aft 1790 in Orangeburg, SC.12

† +3.†††††† ii. Catherine Carn b. ca. 1746 in Germany13 and died bef 1800.14

† +4.††††† iii. Rosina Carn, b. ca. 1749 and died after 1752.15

† +5.††††† iv. Daniel Carn, b. 5 Apr 1752 in South Carolina. Died 1836.16

† +6.†††††† v. Mary Elizabeth Carn, b 6 Oct 1753 and baptized 4 Nov 1753.17

† +7.††††† vi. Elizabeth Barbara Carn, b. 17 Feb 175618 and d. 27 Aug 1824.19

† +8.†††† vii. Lewis Carn, Sr., b. 1757 and d. 1836.20

† +9.†† viii. John Frederick Carn, b. 9 Mar 175821 and d. aft 25 Apr 1824.22

+10.†††† ix. Anna Carn, b. 4 Oct 1762.23

+11.†††††† x. David Carn, b. 12 Jun 1765 and d.1769.24

+12.†††† xi. Thomas J. Carn, born 16 Jan 1768 in Orangeburg Township, SC.25 [Said to have married Mary Strobel, daughter of Daniel Strobel, Sr., and Elizabeth Eberly on 12

Second Generation

2. Phillip Carn was born ca. 174426 in Germany and died after 1790 in Orangeburg, SC.27 He married Elizabeth Strobel, a daughter born on 15 Feb 1746 to Frederick Strobel and Elizabeth Weaver.28

Philip Carn is listed in the 1790 census, living near the Weaver families and his brothers Daniel and Frederick Carn. His household included four children, two boys and two girls.29

At the time of the death of his father, South Carolina was still under primogeniture. So, in the absence of a will for Lewis Carn (none survives) Philip would have inherited all land in the possession of his father at the time of his death. Philip also filed a plat for 100 acres of his own in support of a petition for a state land grant.30 Like most Orangeburg males, Philip was a member of the British militia in 1780, serving under Capt. Daniel Linder in Col. John Fisher’s Regiment.31 However, Philip also filed a claim for Revolutionary War service32 and apparently became a supporter of the Revolution before the end of the war, as many others in the area did.

3. Catherine Carn was born in about 1746 in Germany33 and died before 1800.34 She married Jacob Bowman, Jr., a son of Jacob Bowman and Barbara Dattwyler, about 1767.35 They had seven children.

5. Daniel Carn was born on 5 Apr 1752 in South Carolina and died in 1836.36 He married Mary, sometimes identified as Mary Pendarvis. They are reported as having had eight children. Daniel filed four plats for 2375 acres of land in the Cow Castle Swamp, Four Holes area.37

7. Elizabeth Barbara Carn was born on 17 Feb 175638 and died on 27 Aug 1824. Sponsors at her baptism on 23 Mar 1756 were John and Elizabeth Waber39 and Barbara, wife of Jno. Frederick Huber. She married first Hans Jacob Dantzler on 3 Oct 1771, 2) William Murchey in 1791 and finally 3) Christian Rhode. She had 10 children with Dantzler and five with Murchey, the last (Harriet South Carolina Murchey) at the age of 42.40

9. John Frederick Carn was born on 9 Mar 1758.41 He was baptized on 17 May 1758 by the Rev. John Giessendanner in Orangeburg. Baptismal sponsors were Melchior Smith and Frederick and Barbara Huber. He died after the date of his will, 25 Apr 1824.42 He married Margaret LNU [Research Note a].

Frederick Carn filed plats in support of petitions for 668 acres in state grants on tributaries of the Four Holes, including Cow Castle, Briar Creek, and Providence Swamp.43

His will is unusual in providing that none of the slaves that he left behind were to be sold or “traded among strangers.”

12. Thomas J. Carn is said to have been born on 16 Jan 1768 in Orangeburg Township, SC.44 He is also said to have married Mary Strobel, daughter of Daniel Strobel, Sr. (son of Casper Strobel), and Elizabeth Eberly on 12 Dec 1807. However, he appears in no census or SCDAH land records, casting doubt on his identity.

Research Notes

a.       The parentage of Merrick Ezra Carn, Lt. Governor of South Carolina at the time of Secession, is often misattributed. Maj. John Strobel, grandson of Caspar Strobel, wrote that Merrick Ezra Carn’s father was named Lewis.45 Although Maj. Strobel places him in the wrong generation, this Lewis Carn was almost certainly the son of that name born to John Frederick Carn and his wife Margaret.

References to this surname are found in OGSGS Newsletters: Vol. 1, pp. 22, 24, 46, 63, 93-95, 108, 129; Vol. 2, pp. 29, 61, 81, 102-104, 126-127, 159; Vol. 3, pp. 19, 32, 36, 43, 56, 61; Vol. 4, pp. 3, 70; Vol. 6, pp. 28-29, 31, 87, 98, 136, 146, 154; Vol. 7, pp. 7, 101-102, 148; Vol. 10, pp. 4, 5, 41, 74, 130; Vol. 11, p. 125; Vol. 14, pp. 97, 110, 112, 116.

Information provided by Lynn Shuler Teague and Jim Rickenbacker on December 26, 2012.


1 Joseph Douglas Cawley, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Boss-Cawley, M. From Lampertheim to South Carolina. Captain Daniel Strobel 1735-1806: Patriot, Civic Leader, and Some of His Children and Grandchildren. (Centennial, Colorado: self published. 2004). P. 108.

2 There is no record of the birthdate or baptism of Catherina Elizabetha StrŻbel in the Lampertheim Churchbook. Her birth year is estimated from the year of her confirmation, 1737, at age 12. The date of 24 Jun that frequently appears for her birth is apparently a result of erroneously conflating Catherina Elizabetha with her sister Agnes, who was born three years later.

3 Evangelische Kirche Lampertheim (Kr. Bensheim), Kirchenbuch, 1729-1810, FHL Film 1195061.

4 Brent H. Holcomb. Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals Volume III: 1752-1753. (Columbia:SCMAR. 1997.) P 83.

5 Ludwick Cairn plat, 16 Jul 1753, Colonial Plat Books (Copy Series), 1731–1775, volume 5, page 475, item 1; Surveyor General’s Office Series S213184; digital image, South Carolina Department of Archives and History. (http://archivesindex.sc.gov : accessed 16 May 2012).

6 South Carolina, “Colonial Land Grants (Copy Series),” database, South Carolina Department of Archives and History (www.archivesindex.sc.gov/: accessed 20 Jun 2012), entry for Ludwick Cairn, 4 Jul 1754, citing series S213019, v.5, p.429.

7 Lewis Carne plat, 10 May 1773, Colonial Plat Books (Copy Series), 1731–1775, volume 13, page 535, item 1; Surveyor General’s Office Series S213184; digital image, South Carolina Department of Archives and History. http://archivesindex.sc.gov : accessed 16 May 2012).

8 Lewis Carn grant, 17 May 1774, Colonial Grant Books, volume 30, page 329; Series S213019; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

9 Several German Protestant Congregations in the Back Country, Petition for Collective and Individual Incorporations., Recommending Frederick Daser as Director and Several Other Pastors as His Assistants. Petitions to the House of Representatives. 1788. Item 103. 29 Jan 1788. Series 165015. South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

10 Jennie Heyward Register. Marriage and Death Notices from the City Gazette. South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Jul-Oct 1923. Vol. 24(2):76. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27569611

11 Brent H. Holcomb. Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals Volume III: 1752-1753. (Columbia:SCMAR. 1997.) P 83.

12 1790 U.S. census, Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, p. 418, line 7, name; NARA microfilm publication M637, roll 11.

13 Brent H. Holcomb. Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals Volume III: 1752-1753. (Columbia:SCMAR. 1997.) P 83.

14 1800 U.S. census, Colleton County, South Carolina, p.361 [stamped], line 13, Jacob Bowman; NARA microfilm publication M32, roll 49.

15 Brent H. Holcomb. Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals Volume III: 1752-1753. (Columbia:SCMAR. 1997.) P 83.

16 Joseph Douglas Cawley, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Boss-Cawley, M. From Lampertheim to South Carolina. Captain Daniel Strobel 1735-1806.P. 109.

17 Joop Giesendanner, "The Book of Record, Orangeburgh, SC", http://www.xs4all.nl/~sail/: baptism of Mary Elizabeth Kern.

18 Joop Giesendanner, "The Book of Record, Orangeburgh, SC", http://www.xs4all.nl/~sail/: baptism of Elizabeth Barbara Kern.

19 Rev. D. D. Dantzler. A Genealogical Record of the Dantzler Family, from 1739 to the Present Time. (Orangeburg, SC: R. Lewis Berry). P. 6

20 Will of Frederick Carn. Some Orangeburg District Records. The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. XVII (2), Spring, 1989. P. 75.

21 Joop Giesendanner, "The Book of Record, Orangeburgh, SC", http://www.xs4all.nl/~sail/: baptism of John Frederick Kern.

22 Some Orangeburg District Records. The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. XVII (2), Spring, 1989. P. 75.

23 Joseph Douglas Cawley, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Boss-Cawley, M. From Lampertheim to South Carolina. Captain Daniel Strobel 1735-1806. P. 111.

24 Joseph Douglas Cawley, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Boss-Cawley, M. From Lampertheim to South Carolina. Captain Daniel Strobel 1735-1806. P. 111.

25 Joseph Douglas Cawley, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Boss-Cawley, M. From Lampertheim to South Carolina. Captain Daniel Strobel 1735-1806. P. 111.

26 Brent H. Holcomb. Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals Volume III: 1752-1753. (Columbia:SCMAR. 1997.) P 83.

27 1790 U.S. census, Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, p. 418, line 7, name; NARA microfilm publication M637, roll 11.

28 A. S. Salley, Jr. Register of St. Philip’s Parish, Charles Town, South Carolina 1720-1758. (Charleston: Walker, Evans and Cogswell. 1904). Pp. 91, 139.

29 1790 U.S. census, Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, p. 418, line 7, Philip Carn; NARA microfilm publication M637, roll 11.

30 South Carolina, “Plats for State Land Grants, 1784–1868,” database, South Carolina Department of Archives and History (“http://archivesindex.sc.gov”): accessed 27 Dec 2012), entry for Philip Carn, 7 Oct 1786; citing series S213190, volume 12, page 258, item 2.

31 Murtie June Clark, 2009, Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, Vol. I. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009), 209.

32 Philip Carn. Account Audited (File No. 1066) of Claims Growing Out of the American Revolution. S108092, Reel 19, Frame 248, 1776 or later. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

33 Brent H. Holcomb. Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals Volume III: 1752-1753. (Columbia:SCMAR. 1997.) P 83.

34 1800 U.S. census, Colleton County, South Carolina, p.361 [stamped], line 13, Jacob Bowman; NARA microfilm publication M32, roll 49.

35 Joseph Douglas Cawley, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Boss-Cawley, M. From Lampertheim to South Carolina. Captain Daniel Strobel 1735-1806. P. 109.

36 Joseph Douglas Cawley, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Boss-Cawley, M. From Lampertheim to South Carolina. Captain Daniel Strobel 1735-1806.P. 109.

37 South Carolina, “Plats for State Land Grants, 1784–1868,” database, South Carolina Department of Archives and History (“http://archivesindex.sc.gov”): accessed 26 Dec 2012), entry for Daniel Carn, 24 Nov 1791; citing series S213190, volume 27, page 70, item 2.

 South Carolina, “Plats for State Land Grants, 1784–1868,” database, South Carolina Department of Archives and History (“http://archivesindex.sc.gov”): accessed 26 Dec 2012), entry for Daniel Carn, 9 Jun 1803; citing series S213192, volume 40, page 428, item 2.

 South Carolina, “Plats for State Land Grants, 1784–1868,” database, South Carolina Department of Archives and History (“http://archivesindex.sc.gov”): accessed 26 Dec 2012), entry for Daniel Carn, 8 May 1805; citing series S213192, volume 39, page 228, item -.

 South Carolina, “Plats for State Land Grants, 1784–1868,” database, South Carolina Department of Archives and History (“http://archivesindex.sc.gov”): accessed 26 Dec 2012), entry for Daniel Carn, 10 Apr 1812; citing series S213192, volume 43, page 176, item 3.

38 Joop Giesendanner, "The Book of Record, Orangeburgh, SC", http://www.xs4all.nl/~sail/: baptism of Elizabeth Barbara Kern.

39 The Weabers [Weavers] were fellow Cunliffe passengers, and probably related through the marriage of Frederick Strobel to Elizabeth Weaber (see Strobel First Families).

40 Rev. D. D. Dantzler. A Genealogical Record of the Dantzler Family, from 1739 to the Present Time. (Orangeburg, SC: R. Lewis Berry). P. 5-6.

41 Joop Giesendanner, "The Book of Record, Orangeburgh, SC", >http://www.xs4all.nl/~sail/: baptism of John Frederick Kern.

42 Some Orangeburg District Records. The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. XVII (2), Spring, 1989. P. 75.

43 South Carolina, “Plats for State Land Grants, 1784–1868,” entry for Frederick Carn, 8 Aug 1785; citing series S213190, volume 20, page 40, item 2.

 South Carolina, “Plats for State Land Grants, 1784–1868,” entry for Frederick Carn, 22 Jul 1786; citing series S213190, volume 7, page 394, item 2.

 South Carolina, “Plats for State Land Grants, 1784–1868,” entry for Frederick Carn, 29 Nov 1786; citing series S213190, volume 12, page 258, item 1.

44 Joseph Douglas Cawley, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Boss-Cawley, M. From Lampertheim to South Carolina. Captain Daniel Strobel 1735-1806. P. 111.

45 Joseph Douglas Cawley, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Boss-Cawley, M. From Lampertheim to South Carolina. Captain Daniel Strobel 1735-1806. P. 98-100.