South Carolina Marriages

It's not all that easy to find marriage records in South Carolina.
According to Paul Sarrett, SC did not require the keeping of marriage records until 1911, so finding anything is largely a matter of hard work - and luck.

Sarrett himself has posted three huge files on the Rootsweb Archives:
SOME "Early" SOUTH CAROLINA MARRIAGE RECORDS: 1641-1799
Some 359 Marriages
Some 1,657 SC Marriages, From (1755-1820)
Some of the sources he used are the same as the ones I found in the library, so I have included here only the ones I missed.

South Carolina marriages, 1688-1799 compiled by Brent H.Holcomb ; indexed by Thomas L. Hollowak. (Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980)
      Robards, Thomas s/o Walter & Rebecah decd - Ann Whitson 6 Sep 1780 Bush P QM
      Roberds, Jonathan, s/o Walter & Rebekah decd - Mary Witson 30 Dec 1789 Cane Creek MM
                     Thomas s/o John & Hannah Randel 2 June 1790 Cane Creek MM
      Roberts, Benjamin - Mary Holton, P Licence 12 Jan 1737 St Phil PR
                   David, widower - Magdalene Vernold, widow 1 June 1737 St Hel PR
                   Hezekiah of St Peters Parish, Granville Co - Agness Buche of same, widow 14 July 1796
                             Philip Givens of Port Royal Island, St Helenas Parish, planter, trustee
                             Revd Henry Holcombe. Wit Mar Set 3 127-129
                   John - Ann Johnson 9 Nov 1793 St Phil Pr
                   Jonah, bachelor - Mary Guerry, widow 3 May 1774
                                Henry Bochet, Ann Sanders, wit St Jas PR
                   Owen - Ann Cattle, widow 2 July 1755 St Phil PR
                   William - Elizabeth Lynn 16 May 1790 Circ Cong
                   William John, mariner, - Sarah Philips, widow 17 Apr 1797 St Phil Pr
Apparently, I didn't think to look for the female Robertses - these following come from Sarret's first file
                  Susannah Roberts - John Bury - 4 Nov 1779
                  Mary Roberts - Richard Clarke (Rev) -- 26 Dec 1755

Holcomb, Brent. Supplement to South Carolina marriages, 1688-1820. (Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1984)
      - 1778 - Mr Jacob Valk to Mrs Ann Roberts, widow of dec’d Dr. William Roberts [Hayne records]

Langdon, Barbara R. SC Marriages (Barnwell, SC : Langdon & Langdon Genealogical Research, 1991)
This is a multi-volume set, and I didn't get through very much of it, as you can see.  Sorry.
      Singleton Thomas - Elizabeth Roberts d/o John Roberts - Beaufort District
             marriage settlement 25 Aug 1790

Holcomb, Brent. South Carolina marriages, 1800-1820. (Baltimore : Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981)
     This is really too late for my guys, so a lot of things I didn't bother to copy: - Robards Ann Mary p. 25 / Robarts, Abraham Isaac p. 25 / Robert, John 15, Peter 61 / Roberts, ? 123, Elizabeth 49, Esther 61 , Milly 126, Rachel 65, Teresa 47
     
--Roberts, Rev John Mitchell of Claremont Co, minister of gospel & Martha Ann Glover Miller of same - Capt William Taylor of Savannah trustee [Misc Rec. B p. 188-91]
                        ditto, 31 Oct 1802, near Stateburg, SC [John Blount Miller diary p. 56]
      – Bostick, Benjamin R of St Peter’s Parish, Beaufort, - Mary Elvira Robert of same, grandd/o Samuel Maner dec’d - 17 June 1816 - John H of same, and William H of Barnwell, trustees / Elias G Jaudon, Lucy G Manson wit - [Mar set 7:57-59]

Salley, A. S. comp. and ed. Marriage notices in the South-Carolina and American general gazette from May 30, 1766, to February 28, 1781, and in its successor the Royal gazette (1781-1782). ... From the files in the library of the Charleston library society, Charleston,S.C. (Columbia, S.C., Printed for the Historical commission of South Carolina by the State company, 1914)
            married - Mr John Robert, of Indian Land, to Miss Elizabeth Dixon, d/o dec’d Capt. Thomas Dixon, of James’s Island
            - Mr Jacob Valk to Mrs Ann Roberts, widow of dec’d Dr. William Roberts [Thurs 28 May 1778]

Salley, A. S. Marriage notices in the South-Carolina gazette; and country journal (1765-1775) and in the Charlestown gazette (1778-1780) From the files in the library of the Charleston library society, Charleston, S. C. (Charleston, S. C., A. S. Salley, jr., 1904)
      --- married Mr John Robert, of Indian Land, to Miss Elizabeth Dixon of James’s Island [Tues May 15, 1770]

Salley, A. S. Marriage notices in the South-Carolina gazette and its successors. (1732-1801) From the files in the library of the Charleston library society, Charleston, S. C. (Albany, J. Munsell's sons, 1902)
      This was not on the shelf last time I was at the library, but from Sarrett's first file comes the following:
                  Ann Roberts - Elisha Poinsett - 8 Oct 1772

Files on Rootsweb Archives by Paul Sarrett, jr
SOME "Early" SOUTH CAROLINA MARRIAGE RECORDS: 1641-1799
His source for these particular records was: South Carolina Marriages 1600-1820. (1755-1820) By: Judith Manley
                    Ruth Roberts - Thomas Weaver - 14 Sep 1726 Charleston
                      Thomas Weaver - Martha Shaw - 8 Jan 1745 Charleston
Some 359 Marriages - his source: South Carolina Mag. of Ancestral Research, Vol 2, # 1-4 (1766-1929)
          Elizabeth Roberts - Isaac Cameron - 11 Oct 1855
          Anderson Roberts - Nancy Allen - 20 Sep 1836
          Matilda Roberts - Spurgeon Cox - 31 Dec 1837
Some 1,657 SC Marriages, From (1755-1820) - no source information given for this file
          John M Roberts - Martha Ann Glover Miller - 31 Oct 1802
          Esther Roberts - Mathias Hutchinson - 23 Dec 1802
          Rachel Roberts - Edward Jones - 1 Jul 1809
          Teresa Roberts - James Gordon - 2 Feb 1814
          An Mary Robarts - Charles Henri Collins - 17 Jan 1816
          Mary Elvira Robert - Benjamin R Bostick - 17 June 1816
          Molly Roberts - George Wise - 5 Oct 1819

Clemens, William Montgomery. North and South Carolina marriage records, from the earliest colonial days to the Civil War. (New York : E.P. Dutton & Company, [c1927])
      Roberts, Brook - Miss Van Braam 9 Jan 1785 Charleston
      Roberts, Thomas - Mary Harvey - Oct 1785 Charleston another source says 13 Oct
      Roberts, John - Sarah Phillips 17 Apr 1797 Charleston Wm John
      Ruth Roberts - Thomas Weaver 14 Sep 1726 1826 Charleston
      Jonah Roberts - Mary Guerry 3 May 1774 Santee
      Hannah Roberts - Moses McClellan 8 Jul 1801 St Paul’s Parish
      North Carolina
      William Roberts - Mrs. Elizabeth Bonner 21 Feb 1767 Chowan
      Thomas Roberts - Christian Lassiter 4 May 1785 Chowan
      Betsy Robards - James Taylor 15 Oct 1797 Granville
      Polly Robards- Edmund, Jr. Taylor 20 Sep 1798 Granville 10 Sept
      James Roberts - Margaret Denkins 3 Jun 1799 Mecklenburg
      John Roberts - Jane Davis 10 Mar 1802 Mecklenburg
      Amy Roberts - William Rylie 2 Dec 1805 Mecklenburg
      Wiley Roberts - Polly Blankenship 27 Jan 1808 Mecklenburg
      Roberts, William - Jane Montgomery 26 Sept 1832 Mecklenburg
      Roberts, Robert R - Elizabeth L Montgomery 18 May 1840 Mecklenburg
      Roberts, Joseph M - Elizabeth King 19 May 1841 Mecklenburg
      Robards, Mary D - Solomon A Hucks 5 Dec 1842 Mecklenburg
      Roberts, William A - Nancy V Orr 30 March 1858 Mecklenburg
      Roberts, America - Wesley Herndon 1828 Orange

Pursley, Larry E. 7500 marriages from ninety-six and Abbeville District, S.C., 1774-1890 (Easley, S.C. : Southern Historical Press, c1980)
- most are after 1800, so I didn't copy them
      Roberts ---- - Joanna Tinsley m bef 1799 PCR

Langdon, Barbara R. Barnwell County marriages, 1764-1859 : implied in Barnwell Co., S.C. deeds. (Columbia, S.C. : Langdon & Langdon Genealogical Research, 1989)

   
Book
Page
Lived
Robert, Jerusha Ann Samuel S Rives BB 77 1841
             Mary C — Taylor BB 77 1841
             Mary Caroline Henry Taylor X 189 1841
                 d/o Benjamin N Robert of St Peters Parish, Beaufort Dist, SC
                 (he late of St Peters Parish SC to Chatham Co, Georgia)
              Mary Emily ---- Jones T 217 1826
                   d/o William H Robert (he? of Screven Co, Georgia)
             Mary Emily A S Jones HH 98 1853
                    d/o Wm H Robert
Roberts, ----- John Carr F 173 1810
             Catherine B John A Myers DD 614 1850
             Mary Emily Augustus P Jones GG 331 1835
                       d/o Wm H Roberts

Barnwell County marriages, 1775-1879 : implied in Barnwell County, S.C. probate and equity records / Barbara R. Langdon, Shirley P. Langdon. (Aiken, S.C. : B.R. Langdon, 1984)

Probate
 
Bundle
Pck
Lived
Roberts, Elizabeth ---- Stencil   5 5 1802
Equity   Box Group Frames Lived
Roberts, William H ---- Maner 30 60 227 1798
             William H Mary Maner 22 44 388 1813
             William H Mary S Scriven widow 22 44 339, 416 1835
             Richard Catherine Campbell 1 2 120 1827
             Stephen Elizabeth Campbell 1 2 120 1827
                                            widow of Alexander
             Stephen Mary Polly Lyon 14 38 398 1820
                                            widow of William

Marriages - from Ancestry
Source Information: Hunting For Bears, comp.. South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: South Carolina marriage information taken from various sources. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.
Abbeville
        E. M. Roberts - Margaret Antonie Brady - Feb 1774 Abbeville
        Frances Frankie Roberts - Henry Wideman - Apr 1774 Abbeville
        Elizabeth Roberts - James Gray - May 1774 Abbeville
        A. A. Roberts - Sarah Dix - Jul 1774 Abbeville
        Charles Pressly Roberts - Jane Amelia Anderson - Jul 1774 Abbeville
        Martha Roberts - William John Griffin - Nov 1774 Abbeville
        Sarah Roberts - Robert Brady - Nov 1774 Abbeville
        Jennie Roberts - Charles Franklin - Dec 1774 Abbeville
        John Roberts - M. E. Waldrop - Dec 1774 Abbeville
        Alfred R. Roberts - Mary E. Mars 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Benjamin Roberts - Nancy Klugh 1774-1890 Abbeville
               Nancy Klugh Roberts - Robert Kay 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Benjamin F. Roberts - Nancy Jones 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Betsy Roberts - James Jones 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Elizabeth Roberts - William Janes Lomax 1774-1890 Abbeville
        George Roberts - Jenny Link 1774-1890 Abbeville
        George Roberts - Elizabeth Davis 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Joseph Roberts - Elizabeth Rogers 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Mary Ann Roberts - William Link 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Sarah Roberts - Robert Frazier Jones 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Thomas J. Roberts - Cynthia Jane Adams 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Tulle Roberts - William M. Wakefield 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Unknown F Roberts - John McKellar 1774-1890 Abbeville
        Unknown M Roberts - Joanna Tinsley 1774-1890 Abbeville
Charleston
          Roberts, Brook - Miss Van Braam 9 Jan 1785 Charleston
          Roberts, Thomas Mary Harvey Oct 1785 Charleston 13 Oct
          Roberts, John Sarah Phillips 17 Apr 1797 Charleston Wm John
          Roberts, Mary N Charles William Kirk 16 Dec 1821 Charleston
          Roberts, Ruth Thomas Weaver 14 Sept 1826 Charleston
No location given (except occasionally)
          Mary Roberts - Nicholas Newlin 28 May 1723
          Benjamin Roberts - Mary Holton 12 Jan 1737
          David Roberts - Magdalene Vernoid 1 Jun 1737
          Margaret Robert - Allard Belin 10 Aug 1744
          Owen Roberts - Anne Cattle 2 Jul 1755
          Mary Roberts - Richard Clarke 26 Dec 1755
          Margaretha Katha Robert - Johannes Barth 26 Mar 1765
          Cornelia Roberts - Francis Phillips 10 Apr 1768
          Ann Roberts - Elisha Poinsett 8 Oct 1772
          Jonah Roberts - Mary Guerry 3 May 1774 Santee
          Lewis Roberts - Mary [Unk] 1776
          Thomas Robards- Ann Whitson 6 Sep 1780
          Brook Roberts - [Miss] Van Braam 9 Jan 1785 Charleston
          Thomas Roberts - Mary Et Judd Harvey 13 Oct 1785 Charleston
          Jonathan Roberds - Mary Whitson 30 Dec 1789
          William Roberts - Elizabeth Lynn 16 May 1790
          Thomas Roberds - Hannah Randel 2 Jun 1790
          John Roberts - Ann Johnson 9 Nov 1793
          Hezekiah Roberts - Agness Buche 14 Jul 1796
          John Roberts - Sarah Phillips 17 Apr 1797
          Wm John Roberts - Sarah Philips 17 Apr 1797
          Susannah Roberts - John Bury 4 Nov 1779
          Hannah Roberts - Moses McClellan 8 Jul 1801 St Paul’s Parish
          John M. Roberts - Martha Ann Glover Miller 31 Oct 1802
          Esther Roberts - Mathias Hutchinson 23 Dec 1802
          Rachel Roberts - Edward Jones 1 Jul 1809
          Teresa Roberts - James Gordon 2 Feb 1814
          Mary Elvira Robert - Benjamin R. Bostick 17 Jun 1816
          An Mary Robarts - Charles Henri Collins 17 Jan 1816
          Molly Roberts - George Wise 5 Oct 1819
        Benjamin Robarts - Eliza Paisley 1770-1854
        John Roberts - Sarah Tomlinson 1770-1854
        A. C. Roberts - Ann Andrew 1773-1865
        Ann Maria Roberts - Douglass 1773-1865
        John H. Roberts - Maria B. 1773-1865
        John U. Roberts - Maria B. 1773-1865
        Wm Roberts - Sarah B. Mills 1773-1865
        Ulysses Robert - Ann 1779-1924
        Benjamin M. Roberts - Milbra Jane Donald 1799-1868
        Benjamin M. Roberts - Malebra Jane Donald 1808-1851
        Unknown Roberts - Milley Garner 1802-1867

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