First Families of Orangeburgh District, South Carolina


1. BARTHOLOMEW GARTMANN was born 9 Dec 1708 in Safien Platz, Graubünden, Switzerland [1] and died between 1737 and 1741 in Orangeburgh District, SC [2,3] He was the son of MICHEL GARTMAN and ANNA JUON[1]. He married BARBARA GARTMANN, 10 Apr 1722 in Neukirch, Graubunden, Switzerland[1]. She was the daughter of MATHEUS GARTMANN and FIDA BUCHLI[1]. After Bartholomew's death, Barbara married JOSEPH LYONS[2,3].

Bartholomew's grant of 350 acres in Orangeburgh Township and town lot #394 was surveyed 22 Oct 1737[4]. It was located beside the Snell grant[4].

Children of Bartholomew Gartmann and Barbara Gartmann are:

a. JOHN JAMES "Hans" GARTMAN, born 14 Mar 1726 in Neukirch, Graubünden, Switzerland[1], died 1795 in Lexington District, SC[6]. He married Miss UNKNOWN DEITER, (daughter of George Dieter/Teeter). She died in Lexington District, SC.

John was a Planter and furnished supplies for the American Cause in the Revolution[7]. His probate record, dated 1795 in Orangeburgh, SC, is in private hands and a copy is with the author.

b. MARGARETHA GARTMAN was born 20 September 1730 in Neukirch, Graubünden, Switzerland [1] and died in Lexington District, SC.

c. BARTHOLOMEW "Bartli" GARTMAN, II was born 26 July 1733 in Neukirch, Graubünden, Switzerland [1] and died between 1800 and 1810 in South Carolina. He married Catherine Unknown who died in Lexington County, SC.

Bartli Gartman was a Planter, Regulator, Revolutionary War Captain and Patriot. He was an organizer of the Regulator Movement in SC. At one point he was arrested and kept in the Charleston Jail. He had a very distinguished record during the American Revolution. He served under Godfrey Dreher and then had his own fort[8].

d. DANIEL GARTMAN was born about 1735 and died in South Carolina. He married Sarah Dalton 14 Jun 1753 in St. Bartholomew's Parish, SC[9].

He was a Soldier and served as a Sergeant during the Revolution[10].


1. Evangelische-Reformierte Kirch Neukirch (Graubünden), "Kirchenbuch, 1692-1875", FHL INTL Film #1192563 Items 5-7.

2. Joop Giesendanner, "The Book of Record, Orangeburgh, SC".

3. A. S. Salley, The History of Orangeburg County, South Carolina, 1898, pp. 97, 108.

4. SC Archives, Colonial Plats (Bartholomew Gartman), Ser. S213184, Vol. 0009, Pg. 00458, Itm. 02.

6. Probate records of John Gartman.

7. SC Archives, Accounts Audited, File 2705, Gartman, John.

8. SC Archives, Accounts Audited, File 2702, Gartman, Bartholomew.

9. Church Register of St. Bartholomews Parish, SC.

10. SC Archives, Accounts Audited, File 2703, Gartman, Daniel.

Other references to this surname are found in OGSGS Newsletters: Vol. 5 #6 pp. 105,107,108.

Information provided by Janice Lee Gartman on 07/14/03.