Orangeburgh District Migrations
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Migration of David FRIDAY
1. David FRIDAY, son of Martin FRIDAY and Maria Magdanena DYSLI. He married Elizabeth HOGABOOK.
Notes for David FRIDAY: Martin Friday and his family arrived at Charleston aboard the ship, William, on or about the 5th of February 1735. David Fridig acquired ownership of Friday's Ferry as his portion of his father's estate. When the Rev. War began, David and his oldest son, Daniel, enlisted in Col. William Thomson's regiment and fought for the American cause. When the ferry was stolen through political duplicity by the Provincial Congress, David Fridig changed his allegiance and became a stanch Loyalist and actively joined the fight to defeat the rebel forces. In retaliation, Governor Rutledge issued a proclamation in Nov. 1779 indicting David Fridig for treason against the State of South Carolina. Then in 1781, the General Assembly passed the Confiscation Acts. David was one of thirteen individuals enumerated on list number six which was titled, "Obnoxious Person whose Estates also are Confiscated and their persons to be Banished." David Fridig and Henry Salley were two of many who fled South Carolina and ended up in East Florida. While they were there, Henry Salley and Ann Friday were married. In 1784, the SC General Assembly rescinded much of the Confiscation Act and David was one of 125 who were allowed to return and supposedly reclaim their property. David Fridig died about this time and his heirs were never able to regain control of his estate. David Fridig, son of Martin, had at least seven children. East Florida was British Territory and was considered a place of haven when the Loyalist fled South Carolina and other states at the conclusion of the Rev. War. After Spain reclaimed Florida under the 1783 Treaty of Paris, the Spanish decreed that a census would be taken and all residents would be required to convert to Catholicism and become Spanish citizens or "retire" from Florida. Any resident who refused the ultimatum would be expelled from the Colony. This is from the 1783 Spanish Census of Florida: Pages 62 and 63: David Fridig: Native of South Carolina, he avails, by writing, of the Spanish protection to retire, he has a wife and seven sons (or children) one slave and two horses, inhabits Paul Inlet on the St. John's River. (Note) he retired.
Children of David FRIDAY and Elizabeth HOGABOOK were as follows:
a. Anne FRIDAY. She married (1) on 5 May 1784 in East Florida Henry SALLEY (JR), born 10 Oct 1723 in Zeglingen, Farnsburg, Basel, Switzerland; died 1804 in Goodland Swamp, Orangeburgh, South Carolina, son of Henry SALLEY (SR) and Maria VON ARX; (2) William YAUN, born abt 1775 in Orangeburgh, South Carolina; died aft 1860 in Telfair County, Georgia, son of Simon YONN (SR). Ann Friday, daughter of John Friday, married Henry Salley and had children: 1. Levissa Salley (8 Aug 1791 - 8 Jan 1866 Copiah Co., MS) mar (1) John Young (abt 1790-1816) 1. Derrell Young 2. Daniel F(?riday) Young 3. Swinton Young 4. John Young mar (2) Henry Bolin (abt 1790-abt 1824 Orangeburg Co) 1.Frank Bolen 2. Sallie Bolen mar (3) Reddick Sojourner (1791-1868) 1. Martin Sojourner 2. Bridges Sojourner. "Henry Salley, Junior and Ann Friday were married in East Florida May 5th 1784 (at the time of this marriage Henry Salley, Jr., would have been 61 years of age). At the time of his last child's birth, Henry Salley, Junior would have been 74 years old. After Henry Salley, Jr., death in 1804, his widow, Ann Friday Salley, married William Yon who was many years younger than she. There was no issue from this marriage. The children of her first marriage were so much opposed to her second marriage that they would have nothing to do with their step-father and refused to accept a considerable amount of property which he had secured through his marriage to their mother. His efforts at a reconciliation with these children were not successful. As a result they failed to get any of their mother's land (this land was probably land that she inherited from her family)." A copy of Henry Salley's will dated 25 Nov 1802 where wife Ann receives plantation (300 acres), cattle, horse and negro wench named Venus and then to two youngest sons John and Daniel (not of age). On 7 May 1839 Feadrick Lajounner receives custody from William Yon of thirteen negroes and their increase, viz: Venus, Punck, Patt, Laurence, Handy, Juliet, Landy, Cain, Sary, Frank, Mary, Caroline and Harriet. They being the said Venus and her increase and descendants since division of the estate of Henry Salley. Negroes for the use and benefit of the heirs of Henry Salley, dec'd. REF: Youn Family Papers, South Caroliniana Library, USC.
b. Daniel FRIDAY.
c. David FRIDAY (JR).
d. Martin FRIDAY.
Information provided by Gene Jeffries 6 May 2000.
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