From the earliest land plats we find the following familes were the first to settle in the Newberry County area. Abernathy, Begg, Belton, Boyd, Brooks, Bush, Cannon, Coate / Cote, Cobbs, Cole, Compton, Crow, Dalrymple, Dart, Davis, DeMonge, Dobbins, Doud, Echard, Elmore, Evans, Fagan, Felts, Freeman, Gairy / Garey / Garie / Gary / Gearey / Geary, Garner, Gogings, Golden, Goodman, Griffin, Haies, Hallum, Hughston, Hunt, Johnson / Johnston, Jones, Kelly, Kinsler, Land, Levil, Maples, Marshall, Mazyck, McCraw, McGregor, Middleton, Miles, Millhouse, Mills, Moore, Morris, Neale, Newman, Neyle, Parry, Pearson, Pearson, Pilckney, Powell, Prunmuller, Seaborn, Simpson, Smith, Spitz, Stark, Stuart, Taylor, Teague, Thornton, Williams, Wilson, Winchester, Wright This is an on-going project to research and publish information on the first families of Newberry County, South Carolina. Today this metropolitan area is known as the Central Savannah River Area or CSRA and has a population of 400,000. This project focuses on the families who were in the current Newberry County area prior to 1800. Before the year 1785, Newberry County was a part of NinetySix District, which then included a very extensive territory in the upper part of the State. In 1785 Ninety-Six was divided into the Counties of Edgefield, Abbeville, Newberry, Laurens, Union, and Spartanburg. Contents of this Volume: - Overview - Newberry - Little Mountain - Peak - Pomaria - Prosperity - Silverstreet - Whitmire - Newberry County Map - The Irish Settlers and Revolutionary Soldiers - Methodist Churches of Newberry County South Carolina - Episcopal Churches - Of Newberry County South Carolina - Old Time Physicians of Newberry County, South Carolina - Biographical Sketches - Elbert Herman Aull - Coleman Livingston Blease - Dr. David Luther Boozer - M. M. Buford - Frank Lyles Bynum - Milton A. Carlisle - John Henry Chappell - William Coleman - George Benedict Cromer - D. M. Crosson - William Wellington Daniel - John T. Duncan - John Law Epps - Floyd, L. Wash - Ernest A. Garlington - Rev. Samuel Thomas Hallman - Daniel Oscar Herbert - Walter Isaac Herbert - William Preston Houseal - Johnson, Oscar Edward - Ira B. Jones - Henry Jefferson Kinard - John Martin Kinard - Thomas Mccoy - John Henry McCullough - James Mcintosh - Orlando Benedict Mayer - Robert Moorman - George Sewal Mower - James D. Neel - William Ellerbe Pelham - Henry Hudson Rikard - Thomas Sidney Sease - Charles Edward Sumner - George Walter Sumner.