Pursuant to a precept from John Breman Esqr. DSG'c dated the 3d day of Dec. 1771 I have adue'd & card out unto Joel Tapley a plantation or tract of Land Containing one hundred & thirty three acres on a Branch of Black River Called tupelow head in Craven County St Marks parish butting & boundig all Sides on Vacant Land, and hath Such Shape form & marks as the above plat doth represent -
Surveyed by me the 24th day of April 1772
J Shane Moore D.S."
|South Carolina Department of Archives & History online, Series S213184: Colonial Plat Books, Tapley, Joel, Plat for 133 Acres in Craven County, Volume 20, Page 269, Item 2, www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives|
In 1768, South Carolina abolished all counties, including Craven. When they returned to the county system after the Civil War, the name Craven had been lost forever.
|Evolution of South Carolina Districts and Counties, http://www.gordonbush.com/genealogy/maps/South%20Carolina%20Evolution%20of%20Disricts%20and%20Counties.htm|
One of the original "counties" created by the Crown for administrative purposes. See map above (1710) for modern counties represented in this large area. NOTE: All records for this area were filed in Charleston." - Evolution of South Carolina Districts and Counties