John Livingston Family
Jan Barned and Hans Martin Leristeyn left Dhren, Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany in 1727 (W. Hacker "Auswandererung vom Unteren Neckar"). They arrived in Philadelphia in that year on the William and Sarah with records indicating that Johann Bernard Loewenstein was 22 years old and Hans Martin Loewenstein was 24 years old.
Johann Bernard and Hans Martin Loewenstein at first settled in Lancaster County, PA, where the families were members of Muddy Creek Lutheran Church. The Loewensteins then moved to Frederick County, MD.
About 1750, Bernard Loewenstein moved to the Dutch Fork of SC. His petition for land was heard at the meeting of 5 March 1749/50 of the SC Provincial Council. He was granted a 350 acre tract on Cannons Creek near Prosperity, SC. The family went by the name Livingston after moving to SC.
Barnard Livingston had three sons: John, Martin, and Michael who were active Loyalists during the Revolutionary War. The "Ordinance to prevent Persons" (General Assembly), signed 8 November 1779 by Governor Rutledge, placed a death warrant on John and Martin Livingston. Martin Livingston was killed on 24 April 1781, presumably at Camden, SC (M. J. Clark, "Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, Vol. 1"). This was the day before the Battle of Hobkirk Hill, near Camden, SC.
The Livingston family has been described by B. O. Prince in "Let's Meet the Livingstons" (1967).
FAMILY OF JOHANN BERNHARD LOEWENSTEIN
Records of the four older children are found in church records of Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster County, PA.
I. Mary Magdalene Loewenstein, born December 1728, baptized 8 May 1730. Baptismal sponsor: Mary Magaret Strom, wife of Benedict Strom.
II. Juliana Loewenstein, born 5 May 1731, baptized 22 ___ 1731. Baptismal sponsors: Nicholas Adam and wife, Juliana.
III. John Loewenstein, born 3 August 1733, baptized 24 September 1733. Baptismal sponsors: John Adam Rupert and wife. Family is described below.
IV. Louisa Frederica Loewenstein, born 19 April 1736, Baptized July 1736. Sponsors Louisa Frederica Meyer, wife of Elias Meyer.
V. Martin Livingston, died 24 April 1781. Family is described below.
VI. Michael Livingston, wife named Rosina. See description below.
John Livingston, born 3 August 1733, died about 1799, married Anna Margaretha Sligh, born 11 July 1749, daughter of Hans Ulrich Schleich. A deed of 1769 from John Livingston to Daniel Dewalt sells the land grant of Barnard Levingston (Charleston Deeds O-3, p. 173). The deed says the land was inherited by John Levingston and that John Levingston was living at that time in Frederick County, MD. The land was sold by John Martin, acting as Power of Attorney for John Levingston.
After the fall of Charleston, John Livingston, served under Col. Philemon Waters (A.A. 4622; X2592).
In 1775, Margaretta Sligh, Spinster (according to deed), sold her 100 acre land grant of 1774 on Cannons Creek to Martin Livingston, Jr. (Newberry Deeds B-596).
A. John Livingston, Jr., born 1768, died 10 August 1843, married Margaret Maffett, born about 1785, died about 1883, daughter of Robert Maffett, Sr. and Barbara Hair.
1. Nelly Livingston, born 1806, married John Lominick.
2. John H. Livingston, born 3 November 1808, died 27 March 1885, married Nancy Wilson, born1 November 1819, died 15 September 1859. Both buried Dickert-Livingston Cemetery.
3. Levi Livingston, born about 1810, died after 1880, married Frances Wicker, born about 1818, died after 1880, daughter of Michael Wicker and Katherine (Katy) Hentz.
4. Rebecca Livingston, born about 1812, died after 1880, married (Jolly) John Kinard, born 8 January 1810, died 4 August 1895, son of Andrew Kinard and Elizabeth Hartman.
5. Ruth Eliza Livingston, born 1816, died after 1870, married John Phillip (Little Jack) Livingston, born 1814, died January 1863 (CSA), son of Martin Luther Livingston, III, and Janet Harmon.
6. Daniel W. (Jonas) Livingston, born 1818, died at 95 yrs of age, married Malinda Ann Livingston, born about 1826, daughter of David Livingston and Sarah Piester.
7. Martha Livingston, born 11 October 1819, died 12 January 1879, married Thomas Peter Jefferson Wicker, born 10 September 1820, died 20 August 1896, son of Michael Wicker and Katherine Hentz.
8. Elizabeth Livingston, born 1822, died after 1870, married Andrew Kinard, Jr., born about 1819, died 1863, son of Andrew Kinard and Elizabeth Hartman.
9. Margaret Livingston, born 11 October 1823 , died 7 March 1911, married Frederick B. Kinard, born about 1825, died 19 November 1864 (CSA, Richmond, VA), son of Christopher Kinard and wife, Anna Catharine.
10. Robert Livingston, born 1824, died after 1870, married 1) Sarah Hartman; married 2) after 1870, Lucinda Wertz, born 1836, died 1922, daughter of George Henry Werts and Ann Catherine Hair.
11. James Bembridge Livingston, born 28 December 1826, died 30 November 1881, married Frances Ellender (Ellen) Livingston, born 25 August 1833, died 24 March 1900, daughter of David Livingston and Sarah Piester. Both buried Livingston Cemetery.
12. Drayton Tucker Livingston, born 1827, died 1906, married Mary Ann Sara Stone, born 18 June 1831, died 1875, daughter of John David Stone and Keziah Caroline Richardson. Both buried Livingston Cemetery.
B. Martin Luther Livingston, Sr., born 14 July 1767, died 14 June 1840, wife named Miriam, born 20 February 1774, died 8 May 1849 (Newberry Wills M-490; Equities 27-16).
1. Martin Luther Livingston, Jr., born 1795, died 1838, married Janet/Reginette Harmon, died August 1877, daughter of William Harmon. She moved to Winston County , MS and is buried in Bevill's Hill Methodist Cemetery.
2. Mark Peter Livingston. Lived in Edgefield District, SC.
3. Emanuel Livingston, born 1805, died April 1857, married 1) Mary Magdaline Livingston, died before 1850, daughter of Samuel Livingston, Sr., and Mary Kinard; married 2) after 1850, Mary Huffman, daughter of Emanuel Huffman and Sarah Livingston.
4. Martha Livingston, born about 1805, died 1859. Did not marry.
5. Miriam Livingston, b. 30 Jan 1807, d. 3 July 1878, married Andrew Clinch, Jr., born about 1815, died 8 June 1856, son of Andrew Clinch, Sr. and Susanna Hartman.
6. Marshall Livingston, born about 1810, died May 1850, married Mary (who was a Shealy or Kinard?), born about 1815, died after 1850.
7. Mineral Livingston.
8. Mary Livingston.
9. Minnie Livingston.
10. Mollie Livingston, born 21 February 1825, died 31 March 1897, married Charles Strauss, born about 1829, Germany, killed in road accident 29 February 1868. Both buried Strauss Cemetery.
C. William Livingston, born about 1772, married about 1805, Levina Richardson, widow of Joab Richardson (Newberry Estates 17-6). Children by her first marriage were: Hiram, Jonah, and Jobe Richardson. In 1803, John Livingston (wife Mary Isabella) sold land to William Livingston (Newberry Deeds F-172). The same tract was sold in 1806 by William Livingston (dower Venie Livingston) to James McNeel (Newberry Deeds H-184). Information on the two sons of William and Levina Livingston provided by Jean Hoggle (J3985Hoggle@aol.com).
1. John A. Livingston, born before 1810, died after 1840, Greene (later Hale) County, AL. wife named Sarah, born about 1805, died 6 November 1859, Winston County, MS. She is buried at Betheden Lutheran Church cemetery, Winston, County, MS.
2. John Thomas Livingston, born 26 March 1814, died 1 February 1892, married 16 August 1848, Elizabeth Singley, born 1829, died 22 March 1900, daughter of Adam Singley and Mary Bundrick. Both buried Ramey's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Hale County, AL.
D. David Livingston, born about 1775, died 1837, married Sarah Piester, born 1796 (Ireland), died 1867.
1. John Phillip Livingston, born 20 October 1816, died 26 April 1862, married 1) Anna Margaret Suber, born 1818, died 1853, daughter of George Suber and Christina Sligh; married 2) about 1855, Mary Ann Christina Eargle, born about 1839, daughter of David Eargle and Elizabeth Suber. Moved with second wife to Smith County , MS.
2. Elizabeth (Polly) Livingston, born 3 November 1820, died 25 November 1847, married (as first wife) George A. Kinard, born about 1827, died 9 November 1904, son of Martin Kinard and wife Mary.
3. Malinda Ann Livingston, born about 1824, married Daniel W. (Jonas) Livingston, born 1818, died at 95 yrs. of age, son of John L. Livingston and Margaret Maffett.
4. Frances Ellender (Ellen) Livingston, born 25 August 1833, died 24 March 1900, married James Bembridge Livingston, born 28 December 1826, died 30 November 1881, son of John Livingston, Jr. and Margaret Maffett. Both buried Livingston Cemetery.
5. Jacob Henry Livingston, born 2 March 1837, died 12 September 1911, married 1) Mary Missouri Hough, born 4 September 1835, died 14 February 1894, daughter of John Hough and Catherine Dickert; married 2) Mrs. Eustatia Aubonette Folk Wedaman, born 21 May 1841, died 8 April 1906, daughter of John Adam Folk, Jr. and Christina Eichelberger Cannon. Buried with 1st wife at St. Paul's Lutheran Church cemetery.
E. Samuel Livingston, Sr., born about 1777, died 28 December 1852, married 1) Mary Kinard, died before 1846, daughter of Andrew Kinard, Sr. and Elizabeth Hartman; married 2) Sophia Singley, born about 1814, thought to be daughter of Rev. Martin Singley and Sophia A. Hope.
1. Mary Magdalene Livingston, died before 1850, married (as first wife) Emanuel Livingston, born about 1805, died April 1857, son of Martin Luther Livingston and wife, Miriam.
2. Samuel Livingston, Jr., born 1 May 1831, died 29 July 1862, married 21 October 1856, Rosanna Elizabeth Kinard, born 25 November 1836, died 6 May 1923, daughter of David Kinard and Mary (Polly) Nates. Moved to Winston County , MS, and both buried Bevill's Hill Methodist Church cemetery.
3. Martin Livingston, married Nancy Elizabeth Kinard, daughter of William and Sarah Kinard.
4. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Livingston, born about 1836, married Maxcomilian Mineral Livingston, born about 1837, son of Martin Livingston, Jr. and Janet/Reginette Harmon. Moved to Winston County, MS, around 1875. Both buried Betheden Lutheran Church cemetery, Winston County , MS.
F. Phillip Livingston, born about 1780, died young.
G. Jacob Livingston, born about 1785, died 24 January 1837, married Susannah Sligh, about 1790, died after 1850, daughter of John Jacob Sligh and Christianna Cromer (Newberry Wills N-70).
1. Anthony Livingston, born 1 January 1815, died 16 October 1853, married Elizabeth Livingston, born 2 May 1822, died 24 April 1894, daughter of John Henry Livingston and Ann Jones. Both buried Hebron Cemetery, Livingston, SC.
2. Nancy Marie (Nannie) Livingston, born about 1820, married Henry Mills Livingston, born about 1831, died 20 November 1862, son of Martin Luther Livingston, III, and Jane (Jennie) Harmon.
3. Eugenia (Reginia) Livingston, born about 1820, died 25 April 1854. Did not marry.
H. Daniel Livingston, born 23 March 1790, died 27 November 1859, married 11 June 1811, Karen Hoppock Smith, born 23 October 1794, died 15 Sept 1873, daughter of Matthew Smith and Karen Happuch Waites. They moved to Edgefield (Saluda County.) District, SC.
1. Karen Happuch Livingston, born 4 March 1812, married Luther Havird.
2. Margaret Livingston, born 27 March 1814. Died young.
3. Rachel Livingston, born 6 March 1815, died 28 November 1862, married James Perry, born 1809.
4. George Livingston, born 10 April 1817, died 14 November 1848. Did not marry.
5. Elizabeth Newberry Livingston, born 22 June 1819, died September 1901, married 1 December 1842, John Peter Schumpert, born 14 April 1821, died 1 March 1865 (CSA), Petersburg, VA, son of Jacob Shumpert and Christina Shealy.
6. Martha Livingston, born 13 January 1822, married John R. Abney.
7. John Marion Livingston, born 8 August 1824, died 18 March 1898, married Catherine Werts, born 2 February 1828, died 7 March 1901, daughter of Adam Werts and Elizabeth Hope Barre. Both buried New Chapel Methodist Church cemetery, Silverstreet, SC.
8. James Daniel Smith Livingston, born 12 March 1827, married Mary Vaughn.
9. Mary Ann Livingston, born 4 October 1830, married Henry Horatio Blease, born 11 May 1832, died 15 April 1892, son of Thomas Wainwright Blease and Bethany Coleman.
10. Julian Ann Livingston, born 4 May 1833, died 19 November 1886, married 2 December 1857, William Pinkney Trotter, born 11 February 1828, died 10 October 1852, son of Henry Trotter and Polly Perry.
11. Phillip Newton Livingston, born 16 January 1836, died 27 April 1913, married 22 December 1870, Mary Adams Pitts, born 10 April 1851, died 14 March 1944.
Martin Livingston was a Captain in the SC Royalists during the Revolutionary War. In December 1779 he was Capt. of a Company at Savannah and beginning early in 1781 his company was stationed at Camden, SC. He is recorded as having been killed at Camden, 24 April 1781. His company was among 900 Loyalist forces gathered near Camden under the command of Lord Rawdon. They were unsuccessfully attacked early on 25 April 1781 by the Militia of General Nathaniel Greene.
Martin Livingston owned the 100 acre survey of 1753 to Elizabeth Eman on a branch of Cannons Creek. Land on Zimmerman's branch of Cannons Creek was bought in 1767 by
Martin Livingston, and in 1785, John Livingston Jr., sole heir to land of Martin Livingston decd,
sold part the tract in two deeds to Nicholas Sligh (Newberry Deeds M-96 and 97). Prices paid
were unrealistically low and deeds were recorded many years later.
A. John Livingston, born 18 December 1764, died 11 December 1823, married 25 November 1783, Mary Isabella (Sibel) Hipp, born 23 August 1764, died 29 March 1829, daughter of John Hipp and wife, Susanna. They lived in Orangeburg County , SC.
1. Martin Livingston, born 23 May 1785, died 27 February 1786.
2. Susannah Livingston, born 14 March 1787, died 31 December 1842, married David Williamson, born 1785, died 1849.
3. Sarah Livingston, born 25 September 1789, died 1857, married Emanuel Huffman (Hoffman).
4. John Henry Livingston, born 31 March 1792, died 21 December 1849, married 1) Anna Jones; married 2) Mary Davis.
5. John Hipp Livingston, born 9 December 1794, died 15 June 1854, married 1) Levithia Busbee; married 2) Mary Carson.
6. Frederick Livingston, born 3 August 1797, died 11 March 1851, married 1) Martha Jeffcoat; married 2) Isabell King.
7. George Livingston, born 25 January 1800, died 25 May 1818.
Michael Livingston served as Sergeant in the company of this brother, Capt. Martin Livingston at Savannah, GA in 1779 and at Camden in 1781. During the first tour of duty he was captured by the Patriots. After the death of his brother, he joined Capt. Archibald Campbell's Company, SC Royalist Light Dragoons. After the fall of Charleston he switched sides and served in the militia under Col. Waters (AA 4623, Stub Indent 2593).
In 1773, Michael Livingston bought the 250 acre land grant of Peter Weyman on waters of
Cannons Creek. He and wife, Rosina, sold this tract by lease and release, 15 and 16 September 1774, to John William Houseal (Newberry Deeds A-49). No further records of Michael Livingston in Newberry District, SC have been found.
Bio updated October 12, 2003