Orangeburgh District Migrations
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Migration of Stephen GARDNER
1. Stephen GARDNER, born abt 1805 in South Carolina; died in Montgomery County, Alabama, son of William GARDNER. He married Elizabeth [---], born abt 1805 in South Carolina; died in Alabama.
Notes for Stephen GARDNER: Stephen Gardner appeared in Montgomery County, Alabama 1830 census. James and Stephen left South Carolina for Montgomery County, Alabama in the 1820's. Stephen is listed in census records as 20-30 with 3 young children, and James as 30-40 with 2 small children. Both wives are 20-30. In 1840 census both James and Stephen Gardner are listed. Stephen is now 30-40, wife 30-40, with 5 girls under 10, 3 boys 15-20 and he had 15 slaves. James is listed as 50-60 and wife 40-50, with 5 girls under 20, 2 males under 15. Also listed are Shepard, Noah, John Gardner, all under 40 and another James 60-70. 1850 census of Montgomery Co., AL Noah Gardner, 37 of SC Malachi 44, SC Sibbia 65 (m) SC William A 26 of SC Sibbia (again but female this time)65 so think census taker made error here as this time she is listed as head of house with 4 girls from 28-32 all b. SC and 2 sons b. Ala. Stephen 45 and wife Elizabeth (ours) with children Catherine 17 f Frances 14 f Alphera M 12 f Susan B(or D) 11 f (ours) all b. SC Enos M 8 m John F 6 m both b. Ala. Then there is also listed William A Gardner 26 of SC Nancy Gardner 40 of SC with children Mary 24 b SC ( she might be widow of son of James, Stephen's bro.) James H 22 b SC Stephen D 17 b. Al Eliza A 15 b Ala Sarah A 12 b Al By 1860 Stephen must have been dead but find wife Elizabeth 54 b SC Fanny 22 b AL Enos 18 b AL William 8 b AL Dau Susan B was m. by this time to J W Browder he 25 b Al and she 21 Gardners in SC as there is a generation gap somewhere. The article referred to from Baptist Courier of late 1890s says that Elijah and brothers were sons of Rev. William Gardner who after being in Rev. War as Matross became minister and served over the area that Orangeburg covered early on-Darlington, etc. The William who was in Rev. War is said to have been born on DAR papers ca 1754. Yet his sons if this is all true show birth dates from census circa 1790's to 1795 in case of Stephen D Gardner.
Children of Stephen GARDNER and Elizabeth [---] were as follows [from 1850 census]:
a. Catherine GARDNER, born abt 1833 in Alabama.
b. Frances I. GARDNER, born abt 1836 in Alabama.
c. Alphera M. GARDNER, born abt 1838 in Alabama.
d. Susan B. GARDNER, born abt 1840 in Alabama.
e. Enos M. GARDNER, born abt 1842 in Alabama.
f. John F. GARDNER, born abt 1844 in Alabama.
Information provided by Gene Jeffries 22 Feb 2000. Update 27 Jul 2015.
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