Speculative line
Shipping Merchant / Privateer, War of 1812
Born: :~1756
d.21 Jan 1831 Charleston SC
married :
Rebecca (b.1768, d.14 Sept 1848 SC)
Unproven, probable parent:

John Everingham (b.1730's)

possible Nephew/niece: It appears that this very wealthy couple had no children, or had children die before them or disowned their children.
  1. John
  2. Rebecca
    (Kevin's Note) These childen are probably NOT the children of John & Rebecca, but the children of a brother of John. Rebecca Everingham-Wadley, daughter of John listed above is noted as great-neice of this couple.
CHILDREN: Everingham
# possible children from census data;

2 Possible

siblings: EVERINGHAM

    possible sibling: Thomas

fact sources and writings about this individual:
Newsaper Advertisements
relating to John's business:

May 1803 | Jan 1804
1808 Letter

Ships owned by John Everingham

Schooner Lovely Cordelia | Saucy Jack Privateer Schooner & the General Armstrong

base page info submitted by: Tom Phillips

The privateer from Charleston SC was John Everingham b. 1756? . He made major land purchases in 1794 in Charleston SC. He probably had a Will made out in 1815 and died 1-21-1831 in Charleston SC. He was married to Rebecca (also d. by 1849).

children related to this couple:

  1. John Everingham m. Sarah Barnard in 1819.
    Ch. Rebecca Barnard Everingham, b. 1819 (m. Col. William Wadley)
  2. Rebecca Everingham
Possible Children or G-Children: 1) Maria Everingham (married to Samuel Alexander) 2) Rhoda Everingham (married to Dr. Lewis Kennan of Augusta Ga.)

1789 Research of Tom Phillips shows "Estate auction for Christian Kinsler in Richland County, Camden district South Carolina on May 18, 1789." John Eviringham of SC is listed as one of purchasers of property of the estate."

further research below of Kevin Everingham, Census Index;
1800 CENSUS Charleston, South carolina (page 152)... John Everingham
1810 CENSUS Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina (Page 298, Line# 660) ... John Everingham.
1820 CENSUS Charleston, Charleston, SC (Page 29)... John Everingham
1830 CENSUS Charleston, Ward 3, Charleston, SC (page 41) ... John Everingham
1840 CENSUS Charleston, Charleston, SC (page 62) ... Rebecca Everingham.
1850 NO Everinghams listed in South Carolina. (John & Rebecca had died, and I believe that the rest of the family may have been living in Georgia by 1850. "possibly near other Everingham relatives" X)

Further breakdown of the census data above shows they may have had children, grandchildren or other family living with them in 1810 & 1830, but none in 1800 or 1820;
1800 CENSUS; John Everingham (breakdown= 1M 26-45,.. 1F 26-45,.. 1 SLV)
1810 CENSUS; John Everingham (breakdown= 1M 16-25,.. 1M 45+,.. 1F 45+) the 1810 census makes it look like they may have had a son!
1820 CENSUS; John Everingham (breakdown= 1M 26-45,.. 1F26-45,.. 1 person engaged in commerce,.. 1SLM <14,.. 1SLM 14-26,.. 1SLF 14-26,.. 2SLF 45+) The 1820 census clearly shows John, and Rebecca with John being engaged in commerce,.. with 5 slaves. John's 1815 WILL probably gives the names of some of the slaves; Othello, Old Sally & Old Bob. Clearly Rebecca followed her husbands wishes in his Will and freed the slaves because in 1840, she was living alone. The 13th Amendment officially freeing slaves didn't become ratified until December 6, 1865.
1830 CENSUS; John Everingham (breakdown= 3M 5-10,.. 1M 30-40,.. 1M 60-70,.. 1F 20-30,.. 1F 50-60) Some of these could certainly be grandchildren but from the numbers, it appears likely that this couple had children or other family living here. The oldest are John and Rebecca, but that leaves a 30+ yr old male and a 20's female and 3 young boys living here... unless this was their niece and nephew? or Nephew & a wife?
1840 CENSUS Rebecca Everingham (breakdown= 1F 60-70)

further research of Kevin Everingham of MI, 2013-2014;

Names of slaves listed below to help future tracking of possible family members.

1796 Philadelphia daily advertiser Gazette, Sept. 15, 1796.. "Yesterday arrived the ship South Carolina, John Garman, Commander. In South Carolina, came the following passengers... Mr. Everingham." this is likely John Everingham who had purchased land in Charleston, South Carolina 2 years prior and lived the rest of his life (see Census data above).

More family notes: From the book; Georgia Quilts, U of Georgia Press, 2006 - "The earliest documented quilt that is believed to be made by an African American dates from the first quarter of the nineteenth century. It is an expertly made Broderic Perse chintz applique quilt, carefully sewn to the reverse is... this quilt was made by an African woman. Brought from a ship in Charleston harbor by John Everingham, this naked savage was trained to be a fine seamstress and waiting maid by his wife Rebecca. She gave the quilt to her great-neice, Rebecca Wadley who gave it to her daughter Tracy Wadley in 1905." - Since Rebecca Wadley is described as a (Neice) instead of grandchild, it likely means that John listed as a child above is actually a child of Thomas or the child of another brother of John (b.~1756).

1800 July 21st... "I John Everingham of city of Charleston, South Carolina for consideration of Ninety nine guinneas, do deliver to Ann Collins a female slave named Famar. next page For Eighty guineas,.. John Everingham delivers to Ann Collins, a Mulatto boy named James, a slave."
1801 July 14th bill of sale... "I John Everingham of city of Charleston, South Carolina for consideration of four hundred and sixty dollars, paid by Charlotte D. Myers for a negro girl named Lyndor."
1802 August 10, South Carolina, "I John Everingham of the city of Charleston, in consideration of the sum of four hundred and seventy five dollars paid by Emanuel Levy, do deliver a negro girl named Milly."

1809-1810 City Council for Charleston, South Carolina included; John Everingham of Ward 3.

1810 Case of the schooner Doris, tried in the vice-Admiralty Court of Sierra Leone, March 7, 1810... summary "Isaac Murphy's testimony - when the schooner was boarded by a vessel of war; he believed the said master, Miller, to have been appointed to his situation by a Mr. Everingham of Charlestown, the sole owner, as he had reason to believe, of the captured schooner. He further deposed that this Mr. Everingham, a merchant residing with his wife and family in Charlestown, was generally known to be the owner of the schooner, and that he believed that no other person than Everingham had an interest either in the vessel or cargo."

1810 March 30th bill of sale... "I John Everingham of city of Charleston, South Carolina for consideration of thirteen hundred dollars to me by Thomas Lehre for three female negroes namely Palty and his sister Lally and Betsey an African girl."

1810 The Times Newspaper, Charleston, SC, Nov. 17, 1810.. ."An advertisement appears in this paper for dwelling homes and a grocery store building, terms apply to John Everingham."

More evidence of Privateering The American Neptune, Peabody Museum of Salem, 1955... ".. a privateer always carried an extra large complement to furnish crews for prizes. She was owned by John Sinclair of New York and John Everingham of Charleston, who was also the principal owner of the very successful Charleston privateer schooner Saucy Jack."

1812 The American Watchman Newspaper, Wilmington, DE... "Two beautiful privateers, the Poor Sailor, & the Saucy Jack were ready for sea in Charleston S.C. "

The War of 1812: by Bud Hannings, McFarland, 2012 (399pgs)... "(in Appendix C./prizes of American Privateers) - Reference to John Everingham's privateer schooner Saucy Jack.. "1812 - The ship Mentor, seized by the Saucy Jack, operating out of Charleston... The brigantine Antrim, seized by the Saucy Jack ... 1813 - The schooner Three Sisters, captured by the Saucy Jack... The schooner Flying Fish, the sloop Kate, the 10-gun ship Louisa, the 10-gun brigantine Three Brothers, and the sloop Catherine, seized by the Saucy Jack.... The 10-gun brigantine Sir John Sherbroke, seized by the Saucy Jack..... The brigantine Agnes, seized and destroyed at sea by the Saucy Jack, the sloop John and a few small British vessels captured by the Saucy Jack. An unnamed ship sailing under Russian colors, captured by the Saucy Jack. .... 1814 - The Swedish ship Annette Catherine, carrying British goods, and the schooners; Nimble and the Trinitaria seized by the Saucy Jack. "

1812 The private Navy of the United States, James Madison University, Masters Thesis, 2019, Anthony Green.. "On August 30, 1812, John Everingham and Thomas Jervey took out an ad in the City Gazette of Charleston S.C. to look for help identifying the people who destroyed seven guns on the privateer Saucy Jack. In the ad the men wrote It is confidently hoped that every good citizen and real American will exert himself to find out and drag to light the secret enemies of our county, who thus daringly attempt to set at naught the patriotic efforts of our citizens and clandestinely cooperate without implacable enemy." In case the words were not enough, the ad also offered a huge $300 reward.

1813 Cases argued and determined in the Circuit Courts of the U.S. Vol.1, Albert J. Brunner, 1884 (742pgs)... "(case of the seizure of the ship (Matilda) N. Carolina, 1813 "...The President's commission to the (private armed ship - General Armstrong) is in the usual form, and of date, the 23rd November, 1812. The ship is therein stated to belong to John Everingham and John Sinclair; and authority is given to John Sinclair, captain, and David Pearce, lieutenant of said ship, and the officers and crew thereof to subdue and take any British vessel, etc.; and the said John Sinclair is further authorized to detain, seize, and take all vessels and effects, to whomsoever belonging, which shall be liable according to the law of nations and the rights of the United States as a power at war. "

1814 February 4th, bill of sale.. "I John Everingham of the city of Charleston, South Carolina, for one thousand three hundred dollars paid by Benjamin S. Dart for the following negroes; the wench Betty, her daughter Grace, also the son of Betty named Hammond."

1814 from "Sailing Ships of the British Navy"... "On 31 October 1814, while escorting a merchantman to Jamaica, Price nearly succeeded in capturing an American privateer schooner Saucy Jack, but her superior speed enabled her to escape after receiving a couple of broadsides." I believe the New York article below is discussing the action recorded here. The book entry above discusses killing 8 Americans and injuring 15.

1814 The Argus Press, Albany N.Y, November 1814... "Saucy Jack's Cruize.. Arrived yesterday, at this port the fine fast sailing privateer schooner Saucy Jack, John P. Chazel commander, froma cruise of 70 days - with her prize the British schooner Jane with rum, sugar, etc. The Saucy Jack has had a very severe engagement with a bomb ship, in which she lost 8 men killed and 15 wounded, among the latter is Mr. Johnson her first Lieutenant. The probable value of the goods brought in is said to be between seventy and eighty thousand dollars. The Saucy Jack has also brought in twenty prisoners, and paroled three times that number during her cruize."

1815 May 3rd bill of sale.. "I John Everingham of the city of Charleston, State of South Carolina for Nine hundred dollars paid by Francis Roberts for a negro wench named Delia with her two children a boy named Isaac and a girl named Lucy."

1815 John's Will dated 1815. "should my said wife survive me my wish is that she will at or before her death emancipate and set free from slavery the following negro slaves to wit; Othello, Old Sally* and Old Bob,"
NOTE: Salley died in 1837 at age 100.

1816 Charleston City Directory and Stranger's Guide for the Year 1816... "John Everingham, Merchant, 195 E. Bay St."
1816 Election returns, for Charleston City, South Carolina, 1816 House of Representatives, John Everingham had 703 votes. He was not elected to the House.
1816 13th of March, James Madison pardoned John Everingham for a judgment obtained against him at Charleston December 1815 for sureties being that Mr. Everingham was ignorant of the extent of penalty / liability aboard the Schooner, Lovely Cordelia. Everingham has sustained a highly reputable character and extensive transactions which he has had with the Custom House at Charleston, his conduct has always been correct and honorable; Now therefore, be it known that I, James Madison, President of the United States, in consideration of the premises, and for other good causes have pardoned of illegally unlading goods from the schooner Lovely Cordelia. John Everingham should be fully released & discharged from all penalties incurred by him, by reason of the Bond aforesaid and Judgement of the court thereupon. see papers of James Madison

1817 March 20th bill of sale.. "I John Everingham of the city of Charleston, SC, for the sum of twelve hundred dollars paid by Benjamin Bineham of Camden SC for sale of a negro wench named Cora together with her three children; Harriott, Decatau, and Dinah."
1817 March 24th bill of sale.. "I John Everingham of the city of Charleston, State of South Carolina. For consideration of one thousand dollars by Benjamin Bineham of Camden, present a negro man named Otehllo and a negro wench named Fatima."
1817 July 29th, bill of sale.. "I Joshua Brown of Charleston, SC for sum of Six hundred & fifty dollars by John Everingham trustee for Margaret Scott,... sale of a negro fellow Bob."
1817 August 1st.. "I Jeremiah Faust and Mary Faust his wife for consideration of nine hundred dollars, paid by John Everingham as trustee of Margaret Scott... a wench named Cloe and her female child Nelly together with their future isue."

1831 Directory of Charleston, South Carolina. "Mrs. John Everingham, widow, 244 E. Bay St.....& Rebecca Everingham, widow"

1835 State of South-Carolina, bill of sale "I Rebecca Everingham of the city of Charleston, for the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars paid by Leah Moses, deliver a malatto man about twenty two years old named Clintin.

1837 Return of deaths, city of Charleston, May 13th to 20th 1837, "Salley"* female, black, American, born about May 1737 in Africa. Died May 1837 in Charleston, South Carolina, age 100, burial at Bethel Ground. Slave owner; R. Everingham Salley was referred to as "Old Sally" in John Everingham's will in 1815.

1839 South Carolina Deaths & Burials record.. "Jane Everingham, 40, black female, born abt 1799 in Charleston, died December 1839 at Charleston S.C., name note: Everingham slave owner." no first name of the slave owner but since it's Charleston, it's a highly probable fit to this family.

Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery, 142 Church St. Charleston, South Carolina... "John Everingham b.1756, d.Jan 21, 1831 Charleston, SC.,... Rebecca Everingham, b.1768, d.Sept 14, 1848, Charleston, SC."

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