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The Rev. James Jenkins was born in the Britton’s Neck section of the old Georgetown Judicial District in 1764. This article contains selected entries of his journal which recount some of his experiences during the American Revolutionary War in the area that is now Horry, Georgetown, Williamsburg, Marion, Dillon and Florence Counties in South Carolina. He and his older brothers were part of the famed Gen. Francis Marion’s Brigade, which thwarted the British Southern Strategy in South Carolina. By keeping the revolution alive in South Carolina, the work of Marion’s Brigade contributed greatly to the ultimate result of the British evacuating South Carolina only to be trapped in Yorktown, Virginia where they surrendered. Annotations have been added to help clarify his descriptions.


Conway (S.C.);Horry County (S.C.);Horry County (S.C.)--History.;Georgetown County (S.C.)--History.;Jenkins, James, 1764-1847;Marion, Francis, 1732-1795;Revolutionary War, American, 1775-1783.


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Annotations on - Experience, Labours, and Sufferings of Rev. James Jenkins, of the South Carolina Conference. Printed for the Author. 1842.



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