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Johann Jacob "John" Folk

Male 1724 - 1777  (52 years)


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  • Name Johann Jacob "John" Folk  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Alt Birth 1720  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alt Birth 1724  Grossenhausen, Schwaben, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1) "I [Frank Folk] visited the church in Limbach, Germany and met with Mr. Hindelange and he read from church records... There was...a Johan (John) Jacob Volk; born in 1724 that shows no death date. Mr. Hindelange says that no one knows what happened to him or his younger sister, Maria Barbara... Early reports show that Jacob died in 1774, but later his will was found dated 1775 and later conclusions were that he died in 1777. Since his death ws about three years off, it appears that his birth date was off about the same amount, and that the John Jacob above was indeed our ancestor."
    Born 12 Jul 1724  Grossenhausen, Schwaben, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 14, 15
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth 1730  [15
    Alt Birth Abt 1730  [16
    Alt Birth Between 1730-1741  [1, 4, 5, 6, 15, 17
    • Williamstadt Germany or Winningstedt, Holland.

      1) Most potential sources of birth for Jacob Folk probably originate in source: "Folks in America 1740-1967" by Bamburg Press and possibly other early versions of Folk ancestry books, which have since proved to be incorrect.

      2) According to source, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk, "The only information we had about origin of the Folk family was that they came from Williamstadt or Winnengstet and Joe Earl Steadman's mother was said to later clarify this as Immenstadt, Germany." Frank Folk goes on to say, "our Jacob Folk was originally from Grossenhausen, Germany... The librarian at Den-pague, Netherlands said that many immigrants stayed a short while in the Netherlands before leaving. Williamstadt, Holland is very near Rotterdam and is where the confusion came about their origin." Source: Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.
    Immigration Between 30 Aug 1737-1741  [1, 3, 6, 13, 17, 18
    • Ship Samuel, Rotterdam to Pennsylvania August 30, 1737
      Route: Grossenhausen, Germany > Rotterdam, Holland > Cowes, England > Pennsylvania, USA (1737) > Charleston, South Carolina, USA (1740).
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      1) 30 Aug 1737.
      Ships Passenger Lists for the Ship, Samuel which left Rotterdam, Holland and arrived Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 30 Aug 1737. Source of information is "The Olive Tree Genealogy", url: http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/palship_sam1737.shtml :

      "Palatine Ships
      Samuel 1737 Rotterdam to PA

      Contributor: Eleanor Orthun
      Date: 7/29/01 to Olive Tree Genealogy - German ships' lists - Samuel, 8/30/1737
      Source: This quote is from pages 168 - 173 of Pennsylvania German Pioneers, A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals In the Port of Philadelphia From 1727 to 1808, by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, LL.D., President of the Pennsylvania German Society, and Edited by William John Hinke, PH.D., D.D, In Three Volumes, Volume 1, 1727 - 1775, published by Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1934

      [List 44 A] A List of Men Passengers of Sixteen Years of Age & Upwards Imported in the Ship Samuel, Hugh Percy, Master from Rotterdam. [Qualified August 30, 1737.]

      · Jacob Falck, 69
      · Jno Burghart Folck, 26

      A true List
      Hugh Percy.

      [List 44 B] Palatines imported in the Ship Samuel, Hugh Percy, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes. Qualified the 30th day of August 1737.
      · Jacob (O) Folke
      · Johan Burkhart Volck

      [List 44C] - At the Courthouse of Philadia August 30th 1737. Present The Honble James Logan, Esqr, President, Clement Plumsted, Ralph Assheton, Thomas
      Laurence, William Allen. The Palatines whose Names are underwritten, imported
      in the Ship Samuel, Hugh Percy, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes,
      did this day take & subscribe the Oaths to the Government.

      · Jacob (O) Folck
      · Johan Burkhart Volk"

      [NOTE - All but Folk related names have been deleted from these lists. All square bracketed information (except brackets appearsing around List #s] is added by me - Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler]

      2) Immigration of Jakob & Johann Volk, Ship Samuel, 30 Aug 1737.
      a) Father Jakob Volk, spelled variously "Falck", "Folke', and "Folck' on ship Samuel's landing records, and son Johan Jacob Volk emigrated from Grossenhausen, Germany through Rotterdam, Holland via Cowes, England, landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30 Aug 1737, this per "Pennsylvania German Pioneers", 19_____, pg 169, as shown on "The Olive Tree Genealogy" internet site, a transcript of which is shown below. The Samuel carried "106 men, 89 women, and 84 children; a total of 279 passengers." ("Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.).
      b) Jakob Volk, the Father. Jakob the father was listed as being 69 years old in Ship Samuel landing records, and his son is not listed. Jakob's dob according to church records in Germany is 15 May 1682. In an age of illiteracy and estimated dates of birth, a 'given' age of 69 in 1737 jives (very) loosely with his actual age of 55 according to his church records.
      c) Johann Folk, the Son. Since only males age 16 and older are listed on the ship's records, as is witnessed by the ship Samuel's records' statement, "A List of Men Passengers of Sixteen Years of Age & Upwards Imported in the Ship Samuel, Hugh Percy, Master from Rotterdam", I conclude that our South Carolina progenitor Johann, Jakob's son, was under 16 years of age when he arrived in his new homeland, America. While researchers' dates of birth for son, Johann range anywhere from 1720-1741, my dob of highest belief is 12 Jul 1724. If the 1724 dob is accurate, then son Johann would have been about 13 years old when ship Sameul landed 30 Aug 1737, and the ship's landing records lend a little support to the 1724 dob.
      d) Other Family on Ship? While several sources (including the books "Folks in America" & "Descendants of Johann Jacob Folk" as well as other researchers) indicate that 'Jacob Folk and several brothers, (probably with their parents) came to America', ship Samuel's records only record males 16 and older and shed no light on whether father Jakob was traveling with his wife and entire or partial family of children, or if it was only he and his son traveling to America. To answer this question we must turn to other sources of information. Source: Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.

      3) Did Jakob & Johann Volk immigrate with relatives - John Burghart Folk & Johan Lenhardt Folk? There was at least one other "Folk" immigrating to America on the same ship Samuel with our Jakob Volk. One, John Burghart "Folck" (also spelled "Volck" and "Volk" on different ship's lists), is documented in ship Samuel's records shown below. Another, "Johan Lenhardt Folck" is cited by source, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk, which states they, "were probably his cousins from Wurtenburg ... Mr. Hindelange says that 'Hans' Volk, born in 1618 came to Grossenhausen from Wurtenburg." (I can provide no verification of this second accompanying immigrant Folk). Whether either or both John Burghart Folk or Johan Lenhardt Folk were relatives of our Jakob Volk is unknown. While continuing to persue this possibility, we shall also rely on our Pennsylvania researchers to help answer this question. Source: Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.

      4) Son Johann Jacob Folk/Volk later moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Charleston, South Carolina, arriving about 1740 via ship, name unknown.
      a) What happened to both father Jakob and son Johann Jacob during the 3 years of 1737-1740 in Pennsylvania is a mystery. Whether father Jakob died or not is unknown. Whether Johann Jacob Folk/Volk left his siblings (if there were any) or other relatives (if there were any) behind in Pennsylvania or not is unknown. But the 16 year old Johann somehow made the decision to move from Pennsylvania to South Carolina where it appears other relatives, or at least other folks from the same area of Germany he came from, had settled. There were other relatives in the area he moved to as witnessed by the statement, "...Andrew Mayer came to the U.S. in 1731 and came to Pomaria to be near relatives (according to Patty Cooper). Ulric Mayer, a son of Andrew was an executor of Jacob's will; thus the kinship [of Ulric Mayer to Johann Jacob Folk/Volk] becomes more obvious." (Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk). He probably heard from other German settlers, or perhaps from shippers who were actively recruiting German immigrants, that Pomaria and the Dutch Fork area were good places for a young immigrant man to settle and set roots in America. Why Pennsylvania became less desirable than an unknown South Carolina is unknown. What drove our Johann Folk/Volk to move from one new homeland to another? Any way, after arriving in Charleston, Johann Folk "settled at old Granby, three miles below the present city of Columbia" (pg 2-10, Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk) where he worked for a Mr Granby as a tanner either as a free man or an an indentured servant, as is discordantly stated in the two sources below. Whichever source you believe, most of the important deatails of his life are in agreement.
      b) Indentured Servant. According the "The Folk Connection" (Source: pg 163-165, "A History of the Epting and Epton Families of South Carolina" by Theodore Epton.) "Jacob Folk came to America from Germany in 1740 or 1741. He was bought off the ship at Charles Town as a redemptioner by a well-to-do tanner from Old Granby named Cary. Mr. Cary wanted a young immigrant to assist him in his flourishing business. Old Granby was on the Congaree River three miles below Columbia, and was in the wake of heavy traffic in skins that the Indian traders were hauling to Charles Town. Jacob worked hard for Mr. Cary and was part of his master's household for five years, when his term of indenture expired. Having received a new suit of clothes and a small sum of money from Mr. Cary to tide him over, he set off into the Broad-Saluda Fork where he knew many of his countrymen were settling. He would select a homestead, to which he was now entitled like any other freeman. Jacob remained a bachelor until about 1752. He knew the Epting family well, took a fancy to John Adam's daughter Elizabeth ... [later determined to be Catherina Epting] and married her. Jacob's homestead covered the area later named Pomaria. He built a fine home with the help of his father-in-law, and commenced the tanning business on his own."
      c) Free Man. According to "The Annals of Newberry, Part Second" by John A Chapman, A M, 1892, reprinted 1975 (929.3757), pg 590, "Jacob Folk came to this country from Germany in 1740 or 1741, and settled at Old Granby, three miles below Columbia. He was a tanner by trade, and lived with a man by the name of Cary in partnership for five years. When his term of partnership was up he came to the place at Pomaria and married the daughter of AdamF. Epting, settled there, and commenced the tanning business on his own account."
      Source: Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.

      5) "Emigrated from Emmingen, Württemberg, Germany through Rotterdam, Holland, then Cowes, England, then Pennsylvania, then on to Charleston, South Carolina." Source: Peeples, Rev Dr Robert E H Ltr 27 Mar 1987.

      6) "Our immigrant Folk ancestor Jacob sailed from Rotterdam via Cowes (Eng.) 30 Aug 1737 aboard the Ship Samuel, landing in Penn. (see: Penn. German Pioneers p.169), coming thence to SC in the party of Capt. John Adam Epting whose daughter Catherine he married as his 2nd wife." Source: Rev Dr Robert E. H. Peeples.

      7) "It appears to me that our immigrant Folk ancestor Jacob sailed from Rotterdam via Cowes (Eng.) 30 Aug 1737 aboard the Ship Samuel, landing in Penn. (see: Penn. German Pioneers p.169), coming thence to SC in the party of Capt. John Adam Epting whose daughter Catherine he married as his 2nd wife. John Adam Epting & wife Barbara had 250-acre grant 28 Nov 1749 on Crim Creek; he gave the land for St. John's Lutheran church: died 1767." Source: Rev Dr Robert E H Peeples Ltr 27 March 1987.

      8) "...in 1740-1741 Jacob Folk and several brothers, (probably with their parents) came to America from Winningstedt, Holland or Williamstadt, Germany and settled in the Dutch Fork of Newberry County, S.C. Jacob later went to the place of Pomaria, S.C..." Source: Folks in America 1740 to 1967, and Family Tree of George Michael Folk and Mary Platts Folk and Margaret Rentz Folk. Undated. Author unknown. The Bamberg Herald Print, Bamberg, S.C.

      9) "Arrived SC 1740." Source: Rev Dr Robert E H Peeples Ltr 7 Jul 2001.

      10) "Numerous accounts say that he was a youth when he arrived and Rupps' book says that no age is given for those less than 16 years." Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk. Johan was about 13 years old when the ship sailed in Aug 1737. Source: Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.

      11) "...Andrew Mayer came to the U.S. in 1731 and came to Pomaria to be near relatives (according to Patty Cooper). Ulric Mayer, a son of Andrew was an executor of Jacob's will; thus the kinship becomes more obvious. This account contradicts earlier beliefs about European origin, but these accounts were based on garbled verbal information that changed from Williamstadt to Winnengstedt, to Immenstadt. This information on the Volk's from Grossenhausen is from substantiated church records now on file in Limbach, Germany and in the care of Mr. Hindelange who lives on Hindelang Strasse."

      12) "On August 30, 1737, Jacob Folk a Pennsylvania German pioneer, arrived in America aboard the ship "Samuel" from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, but last from Cowes (Isle of Wight county, England). Emigrants from germany traveled to Rotterdam, where they boarded ships bound for the British colonies in North America. (Pennsylvania German Pioneers, p. 169, 21)" Source: pg 210, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      13) "Two people on the same ship as Jacob, John Burghart Folck and Johan Lenhardt Folck were probably his cousins from Wurtenburg where the early Folk settlers from France first settled. Mr. Hindelange says that 'Hans' Volk, born in 1618 came to Grossenhausen from Wurtenburg." Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      14) "In 1740 Jacob came to South Carolina from Pennsylvania, and settled at old Granby, three miles below the present city of Columbia." pg 2-10, Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      15) According to source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk, "The only information we had about origin of the Folk family was that they came from Williamstadt or Winnengstet and Joe Earl Steadman's mother was said to later clarify this as Immenstadt, Germany." Frank Folk goes on to say, "our Jacob Folk was originally from Grossenhausen, Germany... The librarian at Den-pague, Netherlands said that many immigrants stayed a short while in the Netherlands before leaving. Williamstadt, Holland is very near Rotterdam and is where the confusion came about their origin." Source: Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.

      16) "Jacob Folk, our immigrant ancestor, came to the United States aboard the ship 'Samuel' on August 30, 1737. The 'Samuel' is listed in the 'Olive Tree Genealogy, List of Ships to Philadelphia', in the Internet. The Olive Tree Genealogy gives credit to Ken McRea, keeper of the 'Palitines to America Homepage', for allowing Olive Tree to add the list of ships which Ken compiled. The dates and ship names are from the book 'Pennsylvania German Pioneer' by Ralph B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke, published in 1934 by the Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, PA. Eight pages of ships landings are listed for the period 9/18/1727 t 5/8/1807, and the 'Samuel' is listed as follows:
      - 8/16/1731
      - 8/11/1732
      - 8/30/1737 (Jacob Folk was on this voyage)
      - 8/27/1739
      - 12/3/1740
      - 8/27/1793"

      ...the Samuel...carried 106 men, 89 women, and 84 children; a total of 279 passengers."
      Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      17) 1740 or 1741.
      "Jacob Folk came to AMerica from Germany in 1740 or 1741. He was bought off the ship at Charles Town as a redemptioner by a well-to-do tanner from Old Granby named Cary. Mr. Cary wanted a young immigrant to assist him in his fluorishing business. Old Granby was on the Congaree River three miles below Columbia, and was in the wake of heavy traffic in skins that the Indian traders were hauling to Charles Town. Jacob worked hard for Mr. Cary and ws part of his master's household for five years, when his term of indenture expired. Having received a new suit of clothes and a small sum of money from Mr. Cary to tide him over, he set off into the Broad-Saluda Fork where he knew many of his countrymen were settling. He could select a homestead, to which he was now entitled like any other freeman.
      Jacob remained a bachelor until about 1752. He knew the Epting family well, took a fancy to John Adam's daughter Elizabeth ... and married her. Jacob's homestead covered the area later named Pomaria. He built a fine home with the help of his father-in-law, and commenced the tanning business on his own. Jacob died 25 Jun 1774 and is buried in the old Folk burying ground."
      Source: "A Hist of Epting & Epton Families of SC" by Theodore Epton.
    Land, Property 13 Aug 1756  Crims Creek, Ninety Six Dist, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 19
    • 1) 1745/6 - 100 Acres, Saluda River, Craven Co, SC.
      "In 1754/1746 - 100 acres situated in Craven County on the waters of the Saluda River (at the present town of Pomaria -- so named about the middle 1800's -- in Newberry County). The land was deeded to Jacob Folk by Jacob Thomalong/Thomas Long? He lived at this place until some time before his death, and then moved to the land described in 2 below [here, item 6 below]. The approach to both of these tracts of alnd was over the Old State Road, on which (near Pomaria) was a stretch known as "Folk's Hill". It was said that if a wgon could move up this incline, it could take any hill on the route. - ('South Carolina Deed Extracts' 1719 - 1772: 'Names in South Carolina', Vol. XXX, Winter 1983, p. 30.) By his will Jacob gave this land to his daughter Elizabeth. The Folk burial ground is located on this tract.
      Source: pg 2-13, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      2) 1756 - 100 Acres, adjacent to Frederick Snipe.
      "In 1756, Jacob Folk as "Jacob Volk" bought the adjacent 100 acre grant to Frederick Snipe (Charleston Deeds I-3, p.35)."
      Source: Folk, Jacob Family.

      3) Date Unk - 50 Acres, adjacent to Casper Fulger.
      "Jacob Folk also bought the 50 adjacent grant to Casper Fulger. This land is just southeast of the community of Pomaria."
      Source: Folk, Jacob Family.

      4) 1756 - 100 Acre Grant, Crims Creek, SC.
      a) "The petition for bounty of Jacob Folick was heard at the SC Provincial Council meeting of 4 May 1756 (Council Journal 25:258). He was awarded a 100 acre grant on waters of Crims Cr. but the Colonial record does not indicate how long Jacob Folk had been in S.C. or whether he was married at the time."
      Source: Folk, Jacob Family.
      b) As a newcomer to South Carolina, Jacob was entitled to a grant of 100 acres of land plus a bounty (needed supplies) for settling on the land. However, he did not apply for this grant until May 4, 1756, and it was issued to him on August 13, 1756... Prior to that time he bought two tracts of land from private parties... - (South Carolina as a Royal Province, McCrady, Vol. II, p. 132; 'Council Journal of Colonial South Carolina' )."
      Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      5) 1756 - 100 Acres, Fork of Broad & Saluda Rivers, SC.
      "On August 13, 1756 - 100 acres situated in the Fork of Broad and Saluda Rivers - adjoining lands of Harry Colfin, Christoper Snep/Shnip, Jacob Folk (number 2 above [here, item 6 below] ), and vacant lands. The land was granted to him by George II, King of England. -(Royal Grants, Book 7, p. 122.) By his will, Jacob gave this alnd to his son John Benedict Folk."
      Source: pg 2-13, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      6) 1765 - 100 Acres, Saxe Gotha Township, Berkeley Co, SC.
      "On 4 & 5 March, 1765, 100 acres situated mostly in Saxe Gotha Township of Berkeley County, and the balance in Santee Fork of Craven County. The land was deeded to Jacob Folk (tanner) by Frederick Shnip (farmer), both of Santee Fork. - ('South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1719 - 1772, Book J-3, p. 35.) At the time of writing his will, Jacob was living on this land. Prior to the Revolutionary War, Berkeley County extended southward from Saluda River, while Craven County extended northward from that river. Saxe Gotha Township, a part of Saxe Gotha Parish (later Lexington county), included Fort Congaree and the town of Saxe Gotha near the prsent town of Cayce. -(Lexington County, SC - 'The Dispatch News', issue of July 30, 1970.) By his will Jacob gave this land to his wife Catherine during her life, and after her decease to his son John Benedict Folk."
      Source: pg 2-13, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      7) 1770 - 250 Acres, Cannons Creek, Fork of Broad & Saluda Rivers, SC.
      "On April 10/11, 1770 - 250 acres situated on a branch of Cannons Creek in the Fork of Broad and Saluda Rivers. The land (known bythe naem of Ulrick Meyer) was deeded to him by Conrac Zompart/Shumpert. - ('South Carolina Deed Extracts', 1719-1772; 'Memorials', Vol II, p. 118.) By his will Jacob gave 150 acres of this land to his son John Adam Folk and 100 acres to his daughter Eve Catherine Folk. ON May 2/4, 1796, John Adam Folk deeded the 150 acres to his brother Jacob Folk, Jr., who on December 24, 1798 - with his wife Mary - deeded the said land to his brother-in-law Henry Koon. - ('Deed Book F', p. 143)."
      Source: pg 2-13, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      8) 1772 - 50 Acres, Hollmans Creek, Fork of Broad & Saluda Rivers, SC.
      "On January 8/9, 1772 - 50 acres on Hollmans Creek in the Fork of Broad and Saluda Rivers. The land (known by the name of Caspar Fuglar/Zeigler?) was deeded to him by the saidFuglar/Ziegler? - ('South Carolina Deed Abstracts', 1719-1772; 'Memorials', Vol II, p. 118.) By his will Jacob gave this land to his son John Benedict Folk."
      Source: pg 2-13/14, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      9) 1772 - 150 Acres, Camping Creek, Craven Co, SC.
      "On August 14 1772 - 150 acres on a small branch of Camping Creek in Craven County - adjoining lnands of Jacob Mowaras/Morris?, Shibley, Andrew Bowers, and vacant lands. The land was granted to him by George III, King of England. - ('Royal Grants', Book 26, p. 373.) By his will Jacob gave this land to his son Jacob, Jr. On August 17, 1812, Jacob Folk Jr. deeded 100 acres to his niece Mary Magdalene (daughter of John Adam Folk) and 50 acres to his mother Catherine Folk. -- (Newberry County: 'Deed Book K', pp. 151 and 152.)
      Source: pg 2-14, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      10) 1772 - 100 Acres, "adjoining lands of Jacob Folk".
      "On August 14 1772 - 100 acres adjoining lands (number 6 [here, #7] above) of Jacob Folk. - The land (known by the name of Sharler Roadgaver) was deeded to him by the said Roadgaver. - ('South Carolina Deed Abstracts', 1719-1772; 'Memorials',). By his will Jacob gve this land to his son Jacob, Jr., who on August 17, 1812, deeded it to his mother, Catherine Folk (Newberry County: 'Deed Book K', p. 152.
      Source: pg 2-14, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      11) Date Unk - 100 Acres, Saluda River, Craven Co, SC.
      "On - 100 acres on waters of Saluda River in Craven County. The land (known by the name of Barbary Meyer) was deeded to him by the said Meyer - ('South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1719-1772'; Memorials). By his will, Jacob gave this land to his wife Catherine, and her heirs. - Jacob died on June 20, 1777, his wife then being pregnant with a child, Christina/Tine (born posthumously 1777/1778, and living in 1830), who doubtless was the heir who eventually received the land."
      Source: pg 2-14, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.
    Taxes 1770  [16
    • John, James & Jacob Folks Counted In Johnston Co NC
    Alt Death 20 Jun 1774  Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 20
    • "Born abt 1730; died June 20, 1774 in Pomaria SC." Source: Barnwell County Heritage, Barnwell Co Heritage Book Committee, 1994, #1120, p41, cited by source, Folk, Laura Catherine Anc by Pike Thomas.
    Alt Death 20 Jun 1774  [1, 4, 17, 19, 21
    • Since his will is dated 1775, this discounts all death dates before this date. Source: Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.
    Alt Death 20 Jun 1774  Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 22
    Alt Death 25 Jun 1774  [13
    Will 6 Jul 1775  Craven Co, Ninety-Six Dist, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10, 17, 19, 23, 24
    • 1) Will transcription.

      "WILL of JACOB FOLCK

      In the Name of God Amen I Jacob Folck [sic] of South Carolina Craven County Ninety Six District Tanner being Sick and weak in Body of perfect Mind and Memory thanks be given unto God Therefore calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to Say Principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that Gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty power of God and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has Pleased God to Bleƒs [sic] me in this Life I give Devise and dispose of the same in the following Manner and form First I give and bequeath to Catharine my Dearly beloved Wife a Feather Bed Coled [sic] hers Allso [sic] one hundred Acres of land Situate on the Waters of Saludy River in Craven County / known by the Name of Barbary Meyer / and Allso the third part of my Personal Estate to her and her heirs Allso I give During her life a Negro Boy Named Sam [Sem?] and a Negro Girl named Nancie also to use & Continue on my Plantation whereon I now live During her life But after my Wifes Decease the said Plantation whereon I now live is to be and remain to my well beloved Eldest Son John Benedict to him and his heirs but the Two Negros after my s. d [sic] Wifes Decease is to be Equally Shares [sic] with the Increase Between my Children
      Secondly I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Eldest Son John Benedict after my Wifes Decease the above Mentioned Plantation Containing One One [sic] hundred Acres of Land with all the implements thereon I allso give him one hundred acres. adjoining the sd. plantation (known by the name of Jacob Folck) Allso an other tract of fifty acres of Land laying on Hollmons Creek (by the Name of Casper Fulger) Allso an Equal Share of my Personal Estate to him and his Heirs & freely to be Poƒseƒsed [sic] and Enjoyed
      Thirdly I give and Bequeath to my well beloved Son John One Hundred and fifty Acres of Land, being part of 250 Acres Tract (Known by the Name of Ulrick Meyer) lying on a Branch of Cannons Creek Also an Equal Share of my Personal Estate To him and his heirs and freely to be Poƒseƒsed and Enjoyed
      Fourthly I give and Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Eve Catharine one hundred Acres of Land being part of the above mentioned Two hundred and fifty Acres of Land (of the Name of Ulrick Meyer) and the said tract of Land is to be Divided, between my Son John & Daughter Eve Catharine Acroƒs the Branch (Also an Equal Share of my Personal Estate, To her & her heirs & freely to be Poƒsf____ [sic- Possessed?] and Enjoyed
      Fifthly I give and Bequeath to my well beloved Son Jacob One hundred and fifty Acres of Land Situate laying on a Small Branch of Camping Creek Granted in the Name of Jacob Folck Also another tract of One hundred Acres of Land adjoining the sd. [sic] 150 Acres of Land Granted in the Name of Sharlos [Sharles or Charles?] Roadgaver, Also an Equal Share of my Personal Estate To him and his heirs and freely to be poƒseƒsed and Enjoyed
      Sixthly I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Elisabith [sic] One hundred Acres of Land Situate & laying in Craven County on the Waters of Saludy River Granted in the Name of Jacob Thomalong [Thomas Long?] Also an Equal Share of my Personal Estate To her & her heirs and freely to be Poƒseƒsed and Enjoyed
      – I Likewise constitute make and Ordain John Benedict Koon and Ulrick Meyer my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, And I do hereby Utterly Disallow Revoke & Disannul all & every other former Testaments, Wills Legacies, Bequests and Executors by me & in any ways before Named, Willed & bequeathed, ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my last Will & Testament
      In Witneƒs whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal This Sixth Day of July in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Five ---

      Signed Sealed published Pronounced Jacob Folck (LS)
      & Declared by the said Jacob Folck
      as his last Will & Testament in
      the presence of US -------------------------

      his
      John X Sheely
      Mark

      Michael Leitner

      Recorded in Will Book 1774 – 1779
      Recorded on Page 377"

      “Charleston Wills vol. 17, pp. 506-508” Appears on the right side of each transcribed page:]


      [Notes by Family Tree Compiler: This will of Jacob Folck was graciously provided to me by Mary Weaver Garcia. The will, on receipt, was already transcribed and typed; the transcriber is unknown to me. I have tried to faithfully recreate the transcription, to include any typos or other errors I may have detected, placing my own notes or comments in square brackets like so: [ ] ; all of the square brackets are added by me; no square brackets appeared in the original transcription.. I have tried to faithfully copy the apparently odd capitalization (Capitalizing nouns is a German language trait), “ƒs” where we now use “ss”, and lack of punctuation, notably the curious lack of almost all periods at the end of apparent sentences, which I presume is what the original transcriber also did. This will not of course explain any errors I may have added to the document with my own transcription, for which I apologize in advance. Steve Mears, Family Tree Subscriber.

      2) Will Abstract:

      "Jacob Folck. Ninety Six District, tanner. Wife: Catherine, land on Saluda River, Craven County, called 'Barbary Meyer,' use of my plantation where I now live during her life. Sons: eldest John Benedict. said plantation at death of my wife, land next called 'Jacob Folck' land on Hollmon's Creek called 'Casper Fugler,' part of land called 'Ulrick Meyer' on branch of Common's Creek; Jacob, land on branch of Camping Creek granted me, land granted Sharlos(?) Roadgaver. Daus: Eve Catherine, part of land called "Ulrick Meyer;' Elizabeth, land on Saluda River in Craven County granted to Jacob Thomalong. Exors: John Benedict Koon and Ulrick Meyer. Wit: John Sheely, his mark; Michael Leitner. D: 8 July 1775. P: nd. R: nd. p.377." Source: Folk - Johann Jacob Folk Will Abstract - by Judy Schrader.

      3) The will of Jacob Folk is dated 6 Jul 1775 (Charleston Wills TT-377) naming his children and wife, Catherine. He left to son, John Benedict, land called Jacob Folck on Hollman's (Crim's) Cr. Source: The Jacob Folk Family.

      4) "INventory of the goods and Chattels of the Estate of Jacob Folk late of the fork between Broad & Saludy rivers, Tanner Deceased - - - We the Subscribers do certify that we have duly appraized the goods and chattels of Jacob Folk Deceas'd duly apprais'd this 4th of December 1777 - - - - -

      To 19 head of Cattle Big and small £5, pr. Head £95"--"--
      To 7 head Sheep @ £3 pr. Hea
      d 21"--"--
      To 1 Grey horse £26, To 1 Grey mare and bell £30 56"--"--
      To Bay horse £18, To 1 bay mare & Colt and bell £18 36"--"--
      To 1 Black horse £30, 2 Sawes and Picks 5 35"--"--
      To 11 head of Hogg
      s 22"--"--
      To 1 Grind Ston
      e 3"10"--
      To 3 Plows and Swingle Trees & Cleveses 15"--"--
      To 7 bee hives £ 12.5 To 40 Bushells of Oats £15 27"5"--
      To 40 Ditto Corn £20, to 6 Sifters £4 24"--"--
      To 8 Sack Baggs £8, To 4 sikles £1 9"--"--
      To 3 Curring Knoves £4. 12 iron instruments call'd moon £1 5"--"--
      To 2 scraping knives £1, To 1 steel 2/6, to 1 clam 2/6 1"5"--
      To 1 leather pinchers £1, To some old Truck 2/6 1"2"6
      To 1 pair Stillyards £3, to 4 horse collars and Traces £4 7"--"--
      To 1 old cart £2, to 1 iron chain £1, to 1 old saddles £4 7"--"--
      ___________

      Carried Over £ 365"2"6

      Brought Over £ 365"2"6

      To 3 old Bridles 10/, 2 bells and collars £4, to 3 felling axes £7.10 12:--"--
      To 2 Drawing knift 7/6, to 2 small exes 30/, to 5 weeding hoes £5 6"17"6
      To 1 old Cruping Hoe 10/, To 1 Sith & wet Stone, 1.12.6 1 Curry come 5/ 2"7"6
      To 2 Brass hook 10/. 7 old flower barrels 1.15.2 10 galln. kegs 25/ 3s"10"
      To 5 pales 1/17/6 13 flour barrels £3.5 Iron wedges 1.10 6"12"6
      To 8 spades & Iron fork 1.17.6 1 brass kettle £2, To 3 Iron potts £7 10"17"6
      To 1 pan 10/. 1 Tea kettle £2, 1 small pann 7/6 2"17"6
      To 1 tea kennister 2/6. 1 scum ladle & iron flesh fork 15/ 17"6
      To 2 iron pott hangers and chane 1.5/, 2 smoothing irons 15/ 2"--"--
      To 1/2 dozn knives & forks 20/, 6 Butter Basons £3 4"--"--
      To 1/2 doz pewter plates £2, a few earthern dishes 15/ 2"15"--
      To 1 spoon mould & ladle £2, 2 doz spoons 30/ 3"10"--
      To 2 stone Juggs 1.10/ 1 Bed & Cover £10 1 Bolster & pillow £3 14"10"--
      To 2 Chaff Bagg & Sheet £3, to 1 old Bedstead 10/ 3"10"--
      To 1 other bed & Cover £9, 1 straw bag, bolster 1 sheet £5 14"--"--
      To 1 straw bag £1, 1 Bedstead £1.5, 1 Chaff Bagg 12/ 2"17"6
      To 1 pr Cotton Cards £1.5, 1 large dutch bible £12 13"5"--
      ____________

      Brought Forward £472"19"6

      To 2 other dutch books .1. 1 flax spinning wheel £3 4"--"--
      To 1 Cover or of safe £4, to 1 Gest or Trunk 1.5/ 1 Coffee mill £2 7"5"--
      To 5 half Hogs head
      s 2"5"--
      To 1 old Hogshea
      d 0"10"--
      To Three Tobes 15/ To 4 old Barrells £1 1"15"--
      To Four Gees £
      2 2"--"--
      To Four Gears £1.1
      0 1"10"--
      To 1 old and a new tabl
      e £3"10"00
      The amount of green hides that is in the tan yard together with
      the Dressed Leather now in possession at all done comes to £131"--"--
      To 1 table Clot
      h £1.10
      To 2 Augers, 1 large Gimlet & a claw hammer 1"10"--
      To One Butter Chur
      n 10"--
      To Cas
      h 87"8"9
      To by notes to the estat
      e 82"15"--
      To by Book account to the estat
      e 455"19"--
      ____________

      To 2 negroes a boy and a Girl not apprais'd £ 1256" 7" 3

      Certified by US the Subscribers
      Dickers Michael Dickert |
      JP John Switzenbarg | Appraizers
      George Litzey | duly
      John Follmer | Sworn"

      Source: pg 2-18/20, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      2) "The will of Jacob Folk is dated 6 July 1775 (Charleston Wills TT-377)." Source: Epting, John Adam Fam Bio at Dutch Fork Fam Bios.
    Alt Death 20 Jun 1777  [1, 3, 5, 15
    Alt Spelling
    • Folk, Volk, Folck; (Falck", "Folke', and "Folck on father, Jakob Folk's 'importation' papers from Ship Samuel).

      1) "Folk" is the name used by virtually all genealogy researchers for Johan Jacob Folk himself & is the spelling used by all his descendants. While the name all of his descendants appear to have settled on, it is not the form Johann himself finally settled on as witnessed in his will below. Steve Mears

      2) "Volk" is the name and spelling he was born with. "Volk" is the name referred to in source "Folk, Jacob Family" in the "Land" Event in this family tree. Volk is also the spelling of Johann's father, Jakob Volk, in church records in Limbach, near Grossenhausen, Germany, as well as for Johann Jacob Volk himself, in those same church records. The most likely German spelling of "Folk" would be "Volk" - this based on my limited college German and 3 years living in Germany. Any spellings varying from "Volk" are probably attempts to anglicize the spelling, whether by Johann Jacob himself, or by locals writing his name down for him, to fit American norms at the time. Source: Steve Mears.

      3) "Folck" appears on his will dated 1775. Source: Folk, Johann Jacob Will (also "Folck") by Mary Weaver Garcia

      4) "As a surname, 'Folk' is an Anglicized form to the German 'Volk', while the latter is [may be] a Germanized form of the French 'Fulk (or Foulque)'. The French pronunciation is as if the spelling were 'Foolk'. Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      5) "Falck", "Folke' and "Folck are three different spellings that appear on three separate sets of Jakob Folk's 'importation' papers from Ship Samuel. My guess is that one of 2 things happened. Either Johann's father, Jakob Volk, was illiterate, and had to have someone else spell his name for him, and it was spelled 3 different ways at 3 different times by up to 3 different people making the lists; or, and this is probably more likely, chances are the list taker for the ship Samuel's lists simply called off names and simply spelled the named whatever way he decided at the moment. Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.
    Military
    • "He was too old to have served in the Revolutionary War. -- (Annals of Newberry', by John Belton O'Neal, published in 1892, pp. 22-23; information furnished by Mrs. Rebecca Eleanora Folk Bedenbaugh.)"
    Name Jacob Folk  [16
    Occupation
    • Tanner.

      1) "He was a tanner by trade." Source: pg 2-10, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      2) "In pursuit of his trade, he lived with a Mr. Cary (also a tanner) in partnership for five years. At the end of that period, in 1745, he moved to the Dutch Fork of South Carolina, between the Broad and Saluda Rivers, being one of the first settlers in that area." Source: pg 2-10, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      3) "...Jacob moved to the Dutch Fork in 1745... bought and settled...land..where he established a tanning business of his own." Source: pg 2-11, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.
    Residence
    • Grossenhausen, GE > Pennsylvania > South Carolina.

      1724 - 1737 - Germany

      1737 - 1740 - Pennsylvania. "On August 30, 1737, Jacob Folk a Pennsylvania German pioneer, arrived in America aboard the ship "Samuel" from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, but last from Cowes (Isle of Wight county, England). Emigrants from germany traveled to Rotterdam, where they boarded ships bound for the British colonies in North America. (Pennsylvania German Pioneers, p. 169, 21)" Source: pg 210, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      1740 - 1745 - Old Granby, near present day Columbia, SC. "In 1740 Jacob came to South Carolina from pennsylvania, and settled at old Granby, three miles below the present city of Columbia." pg 2-10, Source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.

      1745 - 20 Jun 1777 - Dutch Fork, South Carolina, USA. "...kn 1745, he moved to the Dutch Fork of South Carolina, between the Broad and Saluda Rivers, being one of hte first settlers in that area. The settlement extended from the junction of the said rivers, opposite the present city of Columbia, to within three and one-half miles of the present Newberry Courthouse. (John Belton O'Neal's 'Annals of Newberry', pp. 22-23." Source: pg 2-10, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk.
    Died 20 Jun 1777  Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14, 15
    Buried Folk Cem, Pomaria Area, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 13, 15
    Person ID I1607141175  Earnest
    Last Modified 18 May 2004 

    Father Jakob Volk,   b. 15 May 1682,   d. 17 Apr 1732  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Johanna Mayer,   b. 1686, Röfingen, Günzburg, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1741  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1710  [6
    Family ID F2082454209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Pomona Coon,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1745  South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children
    • 2 sons?
      1) "He was twice married, first (ca. 1745 to 176?) to Pomona Coon (daughter of sister of John Benedict Koon who died in 1802 and was an executor of Jacob's will) of the Dutch Fork, by whom he had two known sons; and second (ca. 1765) to Catherine Epting (duaghter of Captian John Adam Epting and sister of Adam F. Epting), by whom he had two sons nad three daughters." Source: pg 2-11, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk. Comment - This source (which may be quoting Joseph Earle Steadman), states that the first 2 sons of Johan Jacob Folk were by his first wife, Pomona Koon/Coon, but goes on to list the first 2 sons as John Benedict Folk and George Folk. I contend that the source (whichever it is) missed the 'actual' second son, Henry Middleton Folk (who could have died very young) and stated the 3rd son, George, as the second son. Source: Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.
    Marriage
    • His 1st Marriage.
      "He was twice married, first (ca. 1745 to 176?) to Pomona Coon (daughter of sister of John Benedict Koon who died in 1802 and was an executor of Jacob's will) of the Dutch Fork, by whom he had two known sons; and second (ca. 1765) to Catherine Epting (duaghter of Captian John Adam Epting and sister of Adam F. Epting), by whom he had two sons nad three daughters."
    Children 
     1. John Benedict Folk,   b. Between 1752-1762, Ninety Six Dist, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1779  (Age ~ 17 years)
     2. Henry Middleton Folk,   b. Abt 1762, Ninety Six Dist, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780  (Age ~ 18 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2003 
    Family ID F2082463183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Catharina "Catherine" Epting,   b. 13 Sep 1739, Rötenberg, Schwarzwaldkreis, Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1752  Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 15, 16
    Alt Marriage 1752  South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alt Marriage Abt 1752  [1, 5, 13, 15
    Alt Marriage 1762  [3
    Alt Marriage Abt 1765  [6
    Children
    • 7 Children
    Children
    • 1) Had 7 children. Source: Folks in America 1740 - 1967.

      2) 8th child (name unknown) married to Kibbler, added by _____________, Source: _________.

      3) Birthplace of all children of Johann Jacob Folk & Catherine Elizabeth Epting extrapolated from land purchase in Crims Creek area in May 1756 and will disposing of land in same area in 1777. Source: Steve Mears

      4) According to source, "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk [possibly/apparently quoting Joseph Earle Steadman], Jacob Folk was married to Pamona Koon/Coon from 1745-176? and his first 2 children (sons John Benedict and Henry Middleton Folk) were borne by his first wife, Pamona. Source: Steve Mears, Family Tree Compiler.
    Marriage South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • His 2nd Marriage.
      "He was twice married, first (ca. 1745 to 176?) to Pomona Coon (daughter of sister of John Benedict Koon who died in 1802 and was an executor of Jacob's will) of the Dutch Fork, by whom he had two known sons; and second (ca. 1765) to Catherine Epting (duaghter of Captian John Adam Epting and sister of Adam F. Epting), by whom he had two sons nad three daughters."
    Children 
     1. John Benedict Folk,   b. Between 1752-1762, Ninety Six Dist, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1779  (Age ~ 17 years)
     2. Henry Middleton Folk,   b. Abt 1762, Ninety Six Dist, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780  (Age ~ 18 years)
     3. George Folk,   b. Abt 1765,   d. 5 Jul 1852  (Age ~ 87 years)
     4. Eve Catherine Folk,   b. Abt 1767,   d. Bef 1821  (Age ~ 54 years)
     5. Elizabeth Folk,   b. Abt 1769,   d. Oct 1831  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +6. John Adam Folk, Sr,   b. 7 Mar 1770, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1844, Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Johann Jacob "John, Jake" Folk, Sr, Jr,   b. 24 Dec 1772, Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1845, Colleton Dist, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. Christina Folk,   b. Between 1777-1778,   d. 1837  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2004 
    Family ID F2082449756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1) "The Folk family is traditionally descended from the Fulks (or Foulques),count of Anjou, of Ancient France. They are directly descended from a French Huguenot King of France, as is bourne out by French, German and dutch records of the family. In 1740-1741, Jacob Folk and several brothers (probably with their parents) came to America from Winningstedt, Holland or Williamstadt, Germany and settled in the Dutch Fork of Newberry County, S.C. (Annals of Newberry County, and Family Tradition). Jacob later went to the place of Pomaria, S.C., where he died June 20 1774. He maried a Miss Epting (daughter of Adam F. Epting or John Adam Epting) and was the father of the seven following children:
      I. Henry Folk, eldest son died in the Revolutionary War. He is listed in the payroll of Capt. Henington's Co. for August, September and October, 1779. (S. C. Hist!. & Gen. Mag. Vol. 5).
      II. George Folk, second son appears to have settled in Berkeley county (census 1790) and was the father of a number of children. He was killed by a falling tree.
      III. John Adam Folk, third son was born March 7, 1770 and died December 21, 1844. He married Eva Margaret Dickert [probably bef. 5 Feb 1799 - birth date of first child from that marriage], who was born in 1780 and died September 3, 1811... John Adam Folk married Mary Elizabeth Parker [probably aft. 1806, birth date of last child from first marriage, and bef. 1814, birth date of first child from that marriage, who was born Aug. 30, 1797.
      IV. Jacob Folk, fourth son born Dec. 24, 1772 and died Nov. 10, 1845. Married Mary Elizabeth Howard in 1797 and moved to Colleton county, S. C., in 1803 after first living in Barnwell County [SC].
      V. ________ Folk married Levi Kibbler.
      VI. Elizabeth Folk married Jacob Cromer.
      VII. _______ Folk, a daughter."

      Source: "Folks In America 1740 to 1967, Author unknown [per Gus Folk, author was Joseph Earl Steadman], The Bamberg Herald Print, Bamberg, S. C.

      2) "The Folk Connection

      Jacob Folk came to America from Germany in 1740 or 1741. He was bought off the ship at Charles Town as a redemptioner by a well-to-do tanner from Old Granby named Cary. Mr. Cary wanted a young immigrant to assist him in his flourishing business. Old Granby was on the Congaree River three miles below Columbia, and was in the wake of heavy traffic in skins that the Indian traders were hauling to Charles Town. Jacob worked hard for Mr. Cary and was part of his master's household for five years, when his term of indenture expired. Having received a new suit of clothes and a small sum of money from Mr. Cary to tide him over, he set off into the Broad-Saluda Fork where he knew many of his countrymen were settling. He would select a homestead, to which he was now entitled like any other freeman.
      Jacob remained a bachelor until about 1752. He knew the Epting family well, took a fancy to John Adam's daughter Elizabeth (Note 1) [later determined to be Catherina Epting] and married her. Jacob's homestead covered the area later named Pomaria. He built a fine home with the help of his father-in-law, and commenced the tanning business on his own. Jacob died 25 JUN 1774 and is buried in the old Folk burying ground.
      Jacob Folk and Elizabeth Epting were the parents of four sons and three daughters. These are identified as follows (the sons are listed in order by age):
      1) Henry Folk. Henry died in the Revolutionary War. He is listed on the payroll of Captain Henington's Company for August thru October, 1779. (South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume 5).
      2) George Folk. George settled in Berkeley County. His name appears in the 1790 Census for that County. He was killed by a falling tree, but not before he had fathered several children.
      3) John Adam Folk. John Adam, namesake of John Adam Epting, was born 7 MAR 1770. He lived in Pomaria until his death on 21 DEC 1844. He married Eve Margaret Dickert (b. 1780. d. 3 SEP 1811) and fathered John Adam Folk Jr. After Eve died. John Adam married Mary Elizabeth Parker, who was born 30 AUG 1797. Four children were born to this marriage, as follows: Mary M. -married Dr. David A. Cannon; Sally; Elias; John Wesley - married three times -to Polly Aull. Anne Catherine Suber. and Mahala Carter. John Wesley Folk lived in Pomaria and had a son. Dr. L. B. Folk. who was a practicing physician in Columbia. SC. (Note 2).
      4) Jacob Folk. Jacob was born 24 DEC 1772, married Mary Elizabeth Howard, and died 10 NOV 1845.
      5) _____Folk. She married Levi Kibler and was the mother of J. D. A. Kibler.
      6) Elizabeth Folk. Elizabeth married Jacob Cromer. They had the children Abraham, Adam F., and David.
      7) _____ Folk. A daughter.
      John Adam Folk resided "a short distance from the site of the town on Tanner's Hill, known to wagoners prior to 1850 as Folk's Hill." Wagoners traveling from the Dutch Fork to markets in Charles- ton, with wagons laden with tobacco or cotton, would not expect any further trouble with up-grade climbing if they succeeded in negotiating Folk's Hill.
      John Adam Folk Jr, son of John Adam Folk and Eve Margaret Dickert, was born 5 FEB 1799 and died 5 JUL 1855, outliving his father by only eleven years. He married Sarah Katherine Hentz (died at age 33). Sarah Katherine was the daughter of David Hentz (b. 23 SEP 1784, d. 2 JUN 1850) and Mary Elizabeth Bundrick (b. 3 MAY 1783, d. 26 DEC 1843). John Adam Jr. next married Christina. He fathered nine children: Lernia Elizabeth, John David Lafayette, Dr. Henry Middleton, William Orlando C., Caroline Christina, Captain Hamilton Hayne, Martha Harriett, Lemuel Capers, and Eustatia Aubonette (m. John David Wedaman). Capt. Hamilton Hayne Folk (b. 31 MAY 183J, d. after 1890) married Catherine Adelaide Buzhardt. one child, M. Hayne Folk (b. 27 NOV 1860, d. 28 JUN 1941) , married Carolina M. Setzler (b. APR 1864, d. 1917).
      John Adam Folk Jr. owned the land upon which the town of Pomaria was built. This property was the legacy of the forebear Jacob to his descendants. John Adam did a large business with his sons as merchants at Pomaria (“J. A. Folk & Sons"). The firm changed names in 1855 after John Adam died. Thomas W. Holloway and his brother-in-law, Captain H. H. (Hamilton Hayne) Folk took over. Tom Holloway was the husband of Martha Harriett, who was John Adam Jr's daughter. The business continued until Secession and the Civil War. Capt. H. H. Folk later lived in Newberry.
      G. L. Summer mentions other "honorable" Folks: W. H. and Edward H. Folk, lawyers in Edgefield; David Folk of Texas; L. E. Folk of Newberry; Dr. J. W. Folk of Annandale; Charley Folk of Lexington; Christian J. Folk of Barnwell; Jacob Folk, who moved to Colleton County in 1803 and there left a large family.
      According to the Folk family entry in "Newberry County Historical and Genealogical," the Folks are traditionally descended from the Foulques, Counts of Anjou, of ancient France. They are directly descended from a French Huguenot family which fled from France to Germany during the reign of Louis XIV, King of France, as is borne out by French, German and Dutch records of the family. In 1740/41 Jacob Folk and several brothers (probably with their parents) came to this country either from Wenningstedt (?), Germany, or Willemstadt (?), Holland, and settled in Newberry County, SC. I have not been able to locate either town on the maps.
      (Note 1) Some Georgia records state that this Epting daughter was named Pamonia. Since she married Jacob around 1752, she would have had to be born in Germany. Germans in the fatherland would not know of, let alone use, such an exotic, un-Germanic name.
      (Note 2) John A. Chapman in Annals of Newberry, Part II, lists the children differently. He gives two children from the first marriage and five from the second. Chapman has Mary M. (m. David Cannon and mother of John A. Cannon) as a daughter of John Adam's first marriage. The five children of the second marriage he enumerates as follows: Sons John Wesley, David, Levi E., and daughters Elizabeth Graham and Eve Busby (mother of Prof. D. B. and Rev. L. E. Busby, one a teacher and the other a Lutheran minister. Who will set the records straight?"
      Source: pg 163-165, "A History of the Epting and Epton Families of South Carolina" by Theodore Epton.

      3) "Folk (Foulque). In the 10th Century a family named Foulque (Fulk, Folk) rose to great prominence as the counts of Anjou in France. From them were descended the Plantagenet kings of England (1154-1485), the Angevin kings of the Sicilies (1308-1382). During the Reformation, beginning in 1529 with the rise of Protestantism, many members of the Foulque (Folk, Fulk) family remaining in Frane identified themselves with teh Huhuenots. Because of the bitter persecutions during the reigh of King Louis XIV (1643-1715) many Huguenots fled from France to Germany, Holland and Switzerland. The Norman French family of Foulque (Folk, Fulk) bore arms: "Sable a Lion or Armed Gules, fronting a stork Argent", some members varying the arms to show "per pale, Vert Gules, a fleur-de-lis Ermine" or "Vert, a fleur-de-lis Argent". The Folk family of South Carolina whose name in early records was also written Foulque, Foulk and Fulk, is descended from John Jacob Folk (Fulk or Foulque), according to family tradition a native of Wenningstadt, Germany though there is a possibility that he was a native of Willemstadt, Holland, who came to South Carolina in 1740/1741 and settled in the dutch Fork section Newberry - Lexington Counties. Among his children were John Jacob Folk, Jacob Folk, George Michael Folk and Laura Catherine Folk."
      Source: "The Folk Connection" by Ted Epton, A History of the Epting and Epton Families of South Carolina (1979).

      4) "John Jacob Folk, born in Germany or Holland accompanied his parents to South Carolina. A tanner by trade, he was in partnership with a Mr. Cary in Old Granby, three miles south of present Columbia. After five years he moved to Pomaria, South Carolina. There is a hill on Old State Road #26 near present day Pomaria known as "Tanner's Hill" or as the wagoners call it, "Folk's Hill". The land on which present day Pomaria is built was owned by one of the Folk brothers. It is here that John Jacob Folk married Catherine Epting, a daughter of Captian John Adam Epting (1715-1767), leader of a group of settlers from Wenningstadt, Germany who had a royal land grant November 28, 1749, of 250 acres on Crim Creek. John Jacob Folk made his will July 6, 1775 and died June 20, 1777. He is buried at the Folk burying ground. His wife Catherine died 1821." (References: records on Folk family at Huguenot Society of South Carolina, 25 Chalmers Street, Charleston, S.C., Names in South Carolina, Volume XXX, Page 30, John A. Chapman, A. M., Annals of Newberry county, Part II, Page 590).

      5) The Folk Family. Jacob Folk came to this country from Germany in 1740 or 1741, and settled at Old Granby, three miles below Columbia. He was a tanner by trade, and lived with a man by the name of Cary in partnership for five years. When his term of partnership was up he came to the place at Pomaria and married the daughter of AdamF. Epting, settled there, and commenced the tanning business on his own account. There were born to him seven children, four sons and three daughters. The eldest died in the Revolutionary War; the second son was killed by a tree falling on him; the third son, John folk, lilved at Pomaria until his death in 1844. Jacob Folk died on the 20th of June, 1744, and lies buried at the old Folk buring-ground. From him have sprung numerous and honorable descendants: John Adam, Henry Middleton, W. H. Folk, a lawyer in good practice at Edgefield; Edward H. Folk, also a lawyer at Edgefield; Captain H. H. Folk, of Newberry; David Folk, of Texas; L. E. Folk, of Newberry; Dr. J. W. Folk, of Annandale, Georgetown County; Charley Folk, of Lexington; Christian J. Folk, of Barnwell, and Jacob Folk, who moved to Colleton County in the year 1803, and there left a large family, and J. Wesley Folk, of Pomaria, whose son, Dr. L. B. Folk, is a practicing physician in Columbia, S. C. No doubt there are many others descended from Jacob Folk, whose names I have not been able to learn.
      Source: The Annals of Newberry, Part Second by John A. Chapman, A. M. Originally published Newberry, South Carolina 1892. Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1975 (929.3757). p590.

      6) John Folk, the original of the family of that name, resided a short distance from the site of the town on Tanner's Hill, known to wagoners prior to 1850 as Folk's Hill. It has been said that when wagoners left home with wagons loaded with cotton or tobacco for market in Charleston if they succeeded in getting up Folk's Hill they would have no more trouble. Mr. Folk left two children by his first marriage, John A. and a daughter who became the wife of David Cannon and the mother of John A. Cannon. By a second marriage there were five children who grew to maturity: John Wesley, David and Levi E. daughters Elizabeth Graham and Eve Busby, mother of Prof. D. B. and Rev. L. E. Busby, one a teacher of youth and the other a Lutheran minister.
      Source: The Annals of Newberry, Part Second by John A. Chapman, A. M. Originally published Newberry, South Carolina 1892. Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1975 (929.3757). p551.

      7) "According to the Folk famly entry in 'Newberry county Historical and Genealogical,' the Folks are traditionally descended from the Foulques, Counts of Anjou, of ancient France. They are directly descended from a French Huguenot family which fled from France to Germany during the reign of Louis XIV, King of France, as is borne out by French, German and Dutch records of the family. In 1740/41 Jacob Folk and several brothers (probably with thier parents) came to this country either from Wenningstedt (?), Germany, or Willemstadt (?), Holland, and settled in Newberry County, SC. I have not been able to locate either town on the maps." Source: "A Hist of Epting & Epton Families of SC" by Theodore Epton. [1, 13, 25, 26]
    • (Research):1) The information for most ancestors of our American progenitor, Johan Jacob Folk/Volk, and their immediate families children and spouses, from Jakob Folk b: 1682 6 generations back to Michael Folk b: abt 1515 in France, comes from Frank Folk's research delineated in source: "Descendants of Jacob Folk" Sep 2001 by Frank, Perry, Mike & James Folk, where Frank Folk cites the following sources:

      - Mormom Church records from Gisbert Gebhard, PO Box 738, Saline, Oklahoma 74365.
      - Herr Erhard Hindelange (a school teacher from Limbach), Strasse #30, 89331, Burgau-Limbach, Bavaria, Germany
      (Gisbert Behhard's source).
      - The Grossenhausen Church (Lutherna?) in Limbach, (where Herr Erhard Hindelange obtained his church records;
      the Grossenhausen church is 'abandoned' but has a caretaker, name unk).
      - Mrsl Patty Cooper, 1 Woodcreek Farm Rd, Elgin, SC 29045 [6]

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      Additional note on GED 651015

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      Date of Import: Jan 25, 2001

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    18. [S583282357] Peeples, Rev Dr Robert E H Ltr 27 Mar 1987, Rev Dr Robert E H Peeples, 8 Moon Shell Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, (Letter dated 27 March 1987 to "Lyn" (Last name unknown)).

    19. [S583282368] Folk, Jacob Family, Unk, (http://www.dfchapter.homestead.com/Folk.html).

    20. [S583282343] Folk, Laura Catherine Anc by Pike Thomas, Pike Thomas, pthomas@gcstation.net.

    21. [S583282366] Epting, Catherine Elizabeth & Johann P Stockman by Stockman Fam Newsletter, (http://www.zianet.com/stockman_allen/PeteSC.html).

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    24. [S583282640] Folk, Johann Jacob Will Abstract, Folk - Anonymous #1, (Abstract was scanned; title at top of page is "Will Book TT 1774-1778, pg 247").

    25. [S583282409] "Annals of Newberry" by John A Chapman, John A.Chapman, A.M., (Originally published Newberry, South Carolina 1892. Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1975 (929.3757)).

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