First Families of Orangeburgh District, South Carolina

Herlong (Herlan)

1. JACOB HERLAN was born 8 Feb 1717 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1]. He was the son of ISAAC HERLAN and MARIE BOURQUAIN[1]. He married MARIE SUSANNE DUPUIS on 1 Dec 1744 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1]. She was born 29 Mar 1723 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1]. She was the daughter of ABRAHAM DUPUIS and SUSANNE GORENFLO[1].

Friedrichstal was established about 1700 as a Walloon community in Baden, Germany and acquired its first Pastor in 1710[1]. It is located about 16 kilometers north of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Jacob arrived from Rotterdam on 19 Sep 1752 on board the Cunliffe, under Capt. Joseph Cleater[2].

On 16 Oct 1752 Jacob applied for a land grant of two hundred acres. His family was listed as himself, his wife, and two children, "Catharina ab't 7 years old and Magdalen ab't 4 years old"[2]. there was no mention of daughter Rebecca. She may have died on the voyage or have been left behind.

Jacob's grant of 200 acres on Mill Branch, Orangeburgh Township was surveyed on 18 Mar 1756[5] and issued on 16 Jan 1761[6].

Children of Jacob Herlan and Marie Susanne Dupuis are:

a. Marie Catherine Herlan, born 7 Dec 1745 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1], died 16 Oct 1756 in Orangeburgh, South Carolina aged "11 years wanting 2 months"[3,4].

b. Marie Magdalen Herlan, born 2 Oct 1748 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1].

c. Rebecca Herlan, born 17 Aug 1749 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1].

d. Elisabeth Herlan, born 7 Jul 1751, died 23 Jan 1752 in Friedrichstal, Germany[1].

e. Jacob Herlan, born 29Jan 1754, baptized 3 Feb 1754 in Orangeburgh, South Carolina[3,4].

f. Susannah Herlan, born 30 Nov 1756, baptized 19 Dec 1756 in Orangeburgh, South Carolina[3,4].

g. Johannes Herlan, born 20 May 1759, baptized 1 Jun 1759 in Orangeburgh, South Carolina[3,4].

h. Eldred Nicholas Herlan, born about 1761 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, died before 1820[7].


1. Evangelische Kirch Friedrichstal (A. Karlsruhe), "Kirchenbuch, 1703-1961", FHL INTL Film #1272873.

2. Brent Holcomb, Petitions for land from the South Carolina Council Journals, Volume III : 1752-1753, 1997, p. 81.

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

4. A. S. Salley, Jr., The History of Orangeburg County, South Carolina, 1898, pp. 143, 165, 185-6,.

5. SC Archives, Colonial Plats, Series S213184, Volume 0006, Page 00377, Item 02.

6. SC Archives, Colonial Grants, Series S213016, Volume 002G, Page 00127.

7. Unknown source (appears to be commonly accepted).

Other references to this surname are found in OGSGS Newsletters: Vol. 2 #11 p. 146.

Information provided by Jim Rickenbacker 05/03/03.