is a list of early known South Carolina documents mentioning the Raysor
name, or variations of the name. It does not draw any
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the research of Frank W. Raysor:
The 1790 Census of South
Carolina shows a "Michal Razor" household in Charleston District,
St. Bartholomew's Parish, with two white males over 16, and two white
females. The 1790 census for South Carolina may be viewed online
1800 Census of Colleton County, South Carolina, Vol. 2-174, shows
the Michael Rasor household with two white males 16-26; one white male
45 or over;
three white females 16-26; one white female 45 and over. (Frank
believes that this represents Michael Raysor, Jr. and Eleanor Risher
Raysor living with his parents after marriage).
Frank Raysor, the 1820
Census of Colleton County does not list any Raysor or similar name.
Genealogy says that Michael Angelo Raysor came from Wales and settled
in St. Bartholomew's Parish, South Carolina. However, many family
members have understood for years that their ancestors were of German
descent. Did they really come to South Carolina from New
Carolina Department of History & Archives
MICHAEL RAYSOR /
RAZOR / RASOR
October 20, 1772
Pool of Petit Jurors
Judgement Roll, William Somarsall VS Michael Razor
March 10, 1786
Plat for 100 acres on Little Wolf Creek, Charleston District, (Michael
March 28, 1786
Plat -100 acres on Woolf Creek, Charleton District
December 8, 1786
Plat - 542 acres on east side of Jones Swamp, Charleston District;
(Raysor indexed, no first name)
December 9, 1786
Plat for 520 acres on Wolf Creek, Charleston District, surveyed by
February 1, 1787
Plat for 160 acres on northest side of Island Creek, Charleston District
February 7. 1787
Plat for 142 acres on Woolf Creek (Raysor indexed, no first name)
February 15, 1787
Plat for 187 acres on Jones Swamp, Charleston District
Summary Process Roll, Michael Razor VS. William Miles, Exor. of Abraham
July 28, 1791
Michael Razor VS Samuel Evans and Mary Starks Evans, Judgement Roll.
August 28, 1793
Robert Goodloe Harper and James Thompson, Jr.
Plat for 1,000 acres on Island Creek, Charleston District, surveyed
1788 (Michael Rasor indexed)
October 3, 1793
Plat for 491 acres on Fork of
Jones Swamp and Woolf Creek, Charleston District (Michael Rasor indexed)
May 22, 1794
Plat for 1,000 acres between Island Creek and Jones Swamp, Charleston
District (Michael Rasor indexed)
October 16, 1798
Robert Pringle VS Michael Razor, Jr., Summary Process Roll
October 31, 1805
January 3, 1806
Plat for 46 acres on Wolf Creek
of Ashepoo River, Colleton district, surved 1802 (Michael Rasor indexed)
Plat for 100 acres on Wolf Creek
of Ashepoo River, Colleton District (Michael Rasor indexed)
February 10, 1810
Catherine Bonnau Spencer
Plat for 127 acres between Island Creek and Jones Swamp, Colleton
District, surveyed 1806 (Capt. Rasor indexed)
September 11, 1813
Plat for 130 acres on Ashepoo
River, Colleton District, surveyed by Benjamin Bruton 1817 (Michael
November 24, 1815
Plat for 177 acres near Jones Swamp, Saint Bartholomews Parish,
Colleton District (Michael Raysor indexed)
March 13, 1819
Plat for 346 acres in Colleton District (Michael Raysor indexed)
April 19, 1825
Property Tax Return for 3,278 acres and 37 slaves in St. Bartholomews
Parish, Colleton District.
March 10, 1817
John Heape, Sr.
Plat for 61 acres on Tenants Branch, Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort
anyone know this person???
THOMAS RAYSOR, SR.
Appears as Surveyor of plats in Colleton and
Charleston Districts from 1817 through 1825. He also
appears in petitions as Clerk of Court for Colleton District.
January 19, 1827
Plat for 500 acres on Half Way Bay, Colleton District. Surveyed
by David Walker.
February 1, 1831
Plat for 630 acres on Island Creek, Saint Bartholmews Parish, Colleton
District, surveyed by William O'Bryan. (Thomas Raysor indexed). .
December 16, 1828
Joint Committee On Accounts
December 15, 1831
Joint Committee On Accounts
JAMES RAYSOR, SR.
November 25, 1824
Committee of Privileges and Elections Report
Saint Bartholomews Parish, Colleton District
Committee on Public Buildings
April 13, 1825
Tax Return for 300 acres in Saint Bartholomews Parish, Colleton District
June 22, 1833
Judgement roll, Andrew A. Lovegreen VS Abel P. Collins and James Raysor
ALFRED RAYSOR, SR.
July 30, 1831
Alfred Raysor and John S. Murray
Plat for 978 acres on Sassafrass Bay, St. Bartholomews Parish, Colleton
District, surveyed by David Murray.
OTHER MENTIONS OF "RASOR" IN
WILLIAM RASOR BELL - 1785,
JAMES RASOR - Abbeville
District, 1821 Will. Indexed are Sally Rasor, Ezekial Rasor,