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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:
Possible Children or G-Children: 1) Maria Everingham (married to Samuel Alexander)
2) Rhoda Everingham (married to Dr. Lewis Kennan of Augusta Ga.)
- John Everingham m. Sarah Barnard in 1819.
Ch. Rebecca Barnard Everingham, b. 1819 (m. Col. William Wadley)
- Rebecca Everingham
further research 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;
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).
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 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. "
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 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 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,"
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.
1831 Directory of Charleston, South Carolina. "Mrs. John Everingham, widow, 244 E. Bay St.....& Rebecca Everingham, widow"
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."