South Carolina Information:
SC Obituary Resources
York County Library


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Geographic Area: Present-day York County, South Carolina.


Library website (Local History): http://www.yclibrary.org/localhistory.php


Special Instructions: Most resources listed in this guide are available in the Local History Room on the second floor of the York County Library Main Branch in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The street address is 138 E. Black Street, Rock Hill, SC. Some resources listed in "Online Catalog Lists" are available through other York County Library branches.


Special Note: This is not a comprehensive listing of all of the genealogical sources available. This list is intended to focus solely to death notice and brief biographical sketches defined as obituaries within York County, South Carolina. The Local History Room includes several published titles and manuscripts of a local, state, and regional scope that include family histories, land, military service (pension), will, and estate records of York County residents (e.g. - court records), and maps (Sanborn maps) containing information of a genealogical nature. Some of the sources listed here represent an overlap into other subject areas (e.g. - military) but are not representative of collection holdings.


Contact information: York County Library, Rock Hill, Reference Department, Ask-Librarian E-mail

Text of Obituaries Available Online? No.


Archival Collection Resources (Coming Soon): Note: The York County Library (Rock Hill branch) has a small number of archival collections containing obituaries and other genealogical information that are currently being processed but are not currently available until they are fully processed and a condition assessment has been conducted to determine levels of access.


Local History Reading Room: Note: Some materials are quite fragile and are housed in secured storage. These materials require a special request for access.


Bible Records:


Old Southern Bible Records: Transcriptions of Births, Deaths, and Marriages from Family Bibles, Chiefly of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Call No. 929.3 LESTER)


Cemeteries and Churchyards:


A Collection of Information on the Churches, Their History, and Cemeteries Around the Catawba Indian Reservation compiled by Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Williams, Sr. Volume I (SCR 929.3 WILLIAMS)


A Collection of Information on the Churches, Their History, and Cemeteries Around the Catawba Indian Reservation compiled by Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Williams, Sr. Volume II (SCR 929.3 WILLIAMS)


Beersheba Presbyterian Churchyard York County, S.C. (SCR 285.175 HART)


Bethel Churchyard by Joseph E. Hart (SCR 929.3 HART)


Black Cemetery Index York County, SC [1993] (SCR 929.3 HART)


Cemeteries Inventoried by Joseph Hart in York County, South Carolina (SCR 285.175 HART)


Cemetery Directory of Bethesda Presbyterian Church 1769-1994 Honoring 225 Years in His Service, 1840 McConnells Highway, York, South Carolina 29745 (Call No. SCR 285.175 CEMETERY)


Cemetery Roster of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church Sharon, York County, South Carolina [June 1998] (Call No. SCR 285.175 HOPE)


Cemetery Roster and Historical Data on Veterans from 1776 to 1864 of Bullock's Creek Presbyterian Cemetery Broad River Basin Historical Society (Call No. SCR 285.175 WEST)


Directory of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery 1785-2005 (Call No. SCR 929.3 DIRECTORY)


Family Burial Grounds York County South Carolina (Call No. SCR 929.2 HART)


Inscriptions in Old Unity Churchyard, York County copied by Joseph E. Hart, Jr. [1972] (Call No. SCR 285.175 INSCRIPTIONS)


Inscriptions in Old Unity Churchyard, York County copied by Joseph E. Hart, Jr. [1979] (Call No. SCR 285.175 INSCRIPTIONS)


Mount Holly United Methodist Church - Rock Hill, SC - Cemetery Listing. Compiled by Elizabeth Carter Rockholt 2009 (Call No. SCR 929.3 MOUNT)


Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Index Grid Compiled by Adam C. Jensen February 2011 (Call No. SCR 929.3 MT)


Neely's Creek Churchyard, York County, South Carolina (Call No. SCR 929.3 HART)


Philadelphia United Methodist Church Cemetery Director 2004 [York, SC] (Call No. SCR 929.3 SANDIFER)


Rock Hill, SC - Cemeteries - Laurelwood. Confederate Dead Buried in Laurelwood Cemetery Rock Hill, S.C. (Call No. SCR 929.3 CONFEDERATE)


Rose Hill Cemetery, York, S.C. (Call No. 929.3 HART)


Rose Hill Cemetery 1820-2002 York, South Carolina (Call No. 929.3 ROSE)


Roster of Cemetery and Historical Sketch of Bullock Creek Church (Call No. SCR 285.175 BULLOCK)


Sketch of Addie Hutchison Rawlinson Stokes by Addie Rawlinson Stokes Mayfield 1978 (SCR B STOKES)


Tombstone Inscriptions Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery York County, South Carolina (Call No. SCR 286 KEESEE)


Woodside Cemetery: A Publication to Assist in Preserving the Rich Heritage of the Citizens of Clover, SC (Call No. SCR 929.3 929 STEWART)


York, South Carolina, Newspapers Marriage and Death Notices 1823-1865 (Call No. SCR 929.3 HOLCOMB)


York County Cemeteries - Church Cemeteries and Family Plots - Includes information not yet available online. (Local History Ready Reference)


Marriage and Death Notices


Marriage and Death Notices Rock Hill Herald 1880-1918 (SCR 929.3 HART)


Marriage and Death Notices Yorkville Enquirer Vol. 1 A-K (SCR 929.3 HART)


Marriage and Death Notices Yorkville Enquirer Vol. 1 L-Z (SCR 929.3 HART)


Marriage and Death Notices from the Yorkville Enquirer 1855-1889, Yorkville Miscellany 1851-1854, Remedy 1853, Yorkville Compiler 1840-1841, Encyclopedia 1825-1826, Yorkville Pioneer 1823-1824 (Call No. 929.3 HART)


Marriage and Obituary Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany 1851-1853 compiled by Laurence K. Wells (Call No. 929.3 WELLS)


York, South Carolina, newspapers: marriage, and death notices, 1823-1865 (Call No. 929.3 HOLCOMB)


Military


Roll of the Dead: South Carolina Troops, Confederate States Service. (Call No. 973.7457 ROLL)


Mortality Census


Mortality Census, York County, S.C., 1850-1880 (Call No. 312.9757 MORTALITY)


Maps


Abandoned and Unattended Cemeteries York County, South Carolina Municipal / Church Cemeteries - Family Cemeteries


Tributes


Augustine Davidson Choate (SCR BIOGRAPHY CHOATE)


Colonel Asbury Coward A Sketch Reprinted from The Sphinx, 1907 (SCR B COWARD)


Colonel William S. Dunlop, Organizer of Lee's Sharpshooters Biographical Sketch by W.A. Dickson; Edited and Corrected by William Boyce White, Jr. (SCR B DUNLOP)


Daniel Harvey Hill by Virginia Jackson (SCR B HILL)


In Memory of Charlotte J. Robertson, Died January 7, 1902, Aged 75 Years by Minnie Mason Bratton (SCR BIOGRAPHY ROBERTSON)


Sketch of Dr. James Richmond Stokes by Addie Stokes Mayfield 1978 (SCR B STOKES)


The Late Capt. J.C. Witherspoon (A Just and Merited Tribute by One Who Was His Devoted Friend) York Enterprise - Aug. 12, 1891 (SCR B WITHERSPOON)


Microfilm and Microfiche List:


Cemetery and Churches:


WPA Transcripts of Tombstone Inscriptions in South Carolina and WPA Inventory of Church Archives in York County (Local History Ready Reference)


South Carolina Historical Society WPA Inventory of Church Archives - York County; SCHS 50-56; 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3 (Microfiche)(Local History Ready Reference)


Census Records:


1790 - 1870 Index to U.S. Census

1790 - 1930 U.S. census

Soundex microfilm of 1880 and 1900 - 1930 census

Soundex reference guide


Newspapers (indexed). (Also see, Online Library Database):


Rock Hill Journal: June 5, 1901 - January 26, 1904

Rock Hill Record: February 2, 1904 - May 1, 1930

Yorkville Pioneer: 1823 - 1824.

Yorkville Encyclopedia: 1825 - 1826.

Yorkville Enquirer: 1855, 1858 - 1862, 1855 - 1884 (Incomplete)
(The Library owns various reels that contain incomplete runs and overlapping years of The Yorkville Enquirer.)


Newspapers (not indexed):


Catawba Indian Newspaper: February 5, 1897 - April 16, 1897

Ft. Mill Times: July 13, 1887 - present

Indian Land Chronicle: January 21, 1859

Pinckney Whig: August 16, 1833; December 6, 1833

Remedy: January 7, 1853 - October 12, 1853

Rock Hill (Evening Herald): January 1, 1913 - April 1988

Rock Hill (The Herald): Dec. 31, 1912 - January 8, 1880 - December 31, 1912

The Herald (Rock Hill): May 1988 - ongoing

Yorkville Compiler: June 1840 - May 1841

Yorkville Enquirer: January 7, 1863 - December 28, 1928

NOTE: The Library owns various reels that contain incomplete runs and overlapping years of The Yorkville Enquirer. Gap exists from 1890 - 1917 and from 1919 - June 1925)

Yorkville Miscellany: 1851 - January 1854

Yorkville Pioneer: February 5, 1897 - April 16, 1897


Online Catalog Lists


York County Cemeteries - A customized list of works available through the York County Public Library System.


York County Obituaries - A customized list of works available through the York County Public Library System.


Other Online Resources:


York County Cemeteries (Online Indexes)


Note: These websites contain churchyard and family burial plots that have been inventoried with the names and dates posted.


US GenWeb Archives

Blackstock Cemetery (includes Mecklenburg County, NC)

Clover - Bethany ARP Churchyard Cemetery

Clover - Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery

Clover - Green Pond United Methodist Church Cemetery

Clover - Mill Creek Cemetery

Clover - Olde Center Presbyterian Cemetery

Fort Mill - Pettus Family Cemetery

Kings Mountain National Military Park - Gordon Family

York - Kings Mountain Chapel UMC Cemetery (partial)

Rootsweb (York County South Carolina GenWeb)


YCHistory.org - The News and Obituary Index


The News and Obituary Index is drawn from the microfilm and clipping files of York County newspapers that are held in the Local History Collection of the York County Library, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill, SC. Generally, this is an index and does not include the text of the obituary. To request a photocopy of an obituary, please contact the Reference Department at the Main Library in Rock Hill by calling 803.981.5825 or by email at reference@yclibrary.net . Please note, charges may apply and not all articles are available to be photocopied due to copyright restrictions.


Rock Hill Journal: June 5, 1901 - January 26, 1904

Rock Hill Record: February 2, 1904 - May 1, 1930

Yorkville Pioneer: 1823 - 1824.

Yorkville Encyclopedia: 1825 - 1826.

Yorkville Enquirer: 1855 - 1884 (Incomplete), 1858 - 1862, 1867 - 1863
(The Library owns various reels that contain incomplete runs and overlapping years of The Yorkville Enquirer.


Other York County Sources - Obituary & Genealogy


Catawba Archives - Catawba Preservation Center - info@catawbaindian.net, (803) 328-2427 ext. 221 (Archives). Includes tribal rolls for members of the Catawba Nation. Archival processing is ongoing.


The Historical Center - wfowler@chmuseums.org, (803) 684-3948, press 2. Genealogy and family resources that include official court records.


Southern Revolutionary War Institute - wfowler@chmuseums.org, (803) 684-3948, press 2. Excellent resource for American Revolutionary War era pension records and bibliographic accounts.


Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections (Winthrop University) - archives@winthrop.edu, (803) 323-2334. The Pettus archives, located at 700 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, has resources concerning York County. Go to www.winthrop.edu/dacus/archives and to A Guide to Family History Sources in the Winthrop University Archives for more information.


Pettus Archives Digital Commons - A fully searchable system that includes the Archives' finding aids and content that is being continuously updated.