Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of Joel HAMITER and Elizabeth BATES

1. Joel HAMITER, born 1807 in Lexington County, South Carolina; died 1866 in Barbour County, Alabama, son of Jacob HAMITER and Harriette BICKLEY. He married in 1828 in Lexington County, South Carolina Elizabeth BATES, born 1810 in Edgefield County, South Carolina; died 10 Mar 1868 in Barbour County, Alabama, daughter of Andrew BATES and Anna DREHER.

Notes for Joel HAMITER: On 17 July 1820, the children of Jacob and Nancy Hamiter filed a petition in Richland County for their share of the estate of their aunt, Nancy Bickley. In this petition they stated that their father, Jacob Hamiter, had recently died and they had no guardian legally qualified to take charge of the management thereof. Thomas Shular was appointed guardian. [Richland County Petitions, Roll 154, year 1820] In the winter of 1839 - 1840 Joel moved to Barbour County, Alabama. In the 1850 census his occupation is listed as farming and owner of real estate valued at $9600.00. He had three children at that time: Julia, Elizabeth, and Catherine.

Children of Joel HAMITER and Elizabeth BATES were as follows:

a. Julia HAMITER, born 1838 in Barbour County, Alabama; died 19 Apr 1857 in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Southern Christian Advocate stated that Julia died April 19, 185 7 at the age of 19 years. The article also stated that she was the daught er of Mr. Joel Hamiter of Barbour County, Alabama. She did not marry.

b. Elizabeth HAMITER, born in Barbour County, Alabama. She married [---] GRAVES.

c. Catherine HAMITER, born in Barbour County, Alabama.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries 22 Feb 2000.

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