Bethel Durant of Horry County, S.C.
Eulalie Earle and John B. Cannon
Alston B. Earle and Carolina Virginia Kirby
Augustus Hilliard Kirby and Mary Elizabeth Durant
John Wesley Durant and Sarah Green Sweet
Bethel Durant and Margaret Gause
Henry Durant Jr and Rebecca Warnock
Henry Durant Sr and Ann Walbanck
Bethel Durant (son of Henry Durant Jr and Rebecca Warnock) was born 20 Oct 1779 in Horry County, South Carolina, and died 10 Jan 1826 in Horry. He married (1) Margaret Woodbury Gause on 12 Apr 1804, daughter of Benjamin Gause and Mary Woodberry. She was born 31 Jan 1787, Horry County, SC, and died 20 Apr 1814, Horry. He married (2) Martha Best (1792-1817) on 5 Nov 1814, Brunswick, NC and (3) HANNAH HANKINS (1797-1869) in Jan 1819 near Conwayborough, Horry District. He is buried Porter's Place,Horry, South Carolina.
In 1801, Bethel, John, Henry, and Thomas Durant were all signers of the petition to incorporate Horry County.
Bethel Durant's will mentions brothers Thomas, John, and Henry. Daughter Mary Ann was married (to George Durant Jr) at the time will was written on 18 Oct 1825. It lists wife Hannah, chldren John W. (minor), Henry H., Bethel, Sarah (minor), Martha. Witnesses to Bethel's will: Thomas Goddard Britton and Thomas Hemingway, husbands of his sisters. (Will in Horry County Will Transcripts, Vol 1, Bk A, p 29-31 from South Carolina Archives.)
Deed Book A-1 Abstracts, Horry County, SC:
At 143. Commissioners to Bethel Durant. $21.75. Five lots (281, 295, 309, 323, 310) 5 Oct 1802. S/Robt. Conway, Saml. Foxworth, Thos. Livingston, Willm. Hemingway, Thos. Fearwell. W/Benjn Porter, John Durant. PS/10 Jan 1803. Recd 27 Jul 1803.
Also at 155: Robert Sessions to Bethel Durant. $150. 212 acres (from gr. of 900 acres to Alexr. Cramahe 24 Dec 1735 on Kingstown Lake Swamp. 11 Oct 1803. S/Robert Session W/Wm. Hemingway, John Durant. PS/7 Nov 1803. Resurvey [plat] statement 8 Oct 1803. Recd. 7 Dec 1803.
Also at 213. Beth Durant. Cattle mark, swallow fork and bit in one ear, crop and underbit in other, brand "BD" 29 Oct 1804. Recd. 5 Nov. 1804.
20 nov 1816: Horry land grant: 334 acres S side Waccamaw R bd by Jesse Browton, Luke Creed, Joshua Norman.
12 jun 1823: Horry: 215 acres in All Saints Parish near the Atlantic Ocean at the upper end of Long Bay, bd by land in possession of Joseph Dewett called Stuart land, Mary Muckelroy, salt marsh, edge of Cowpen Swamp
8 nov 1823: Horry: 1000 acres NW side of Waccamaw R, bd by B. Durant, Benjamin Gause
10 feb 1824: listed as neighbor to Josiah Sessions Jr, land on NW side of Kingston Lake
Sheriff of Horry in 1808. State representative in 25 and 26 sessions. Judge
of the court of the Ordinary
Children of Bethel Durant and Margaret Woodbury Gause are:
1. Sarah Durant, b. 1804, Horry, SC, d. date unknown.
2. John Wesley Durant, b. 11 Sep 1807, Horry Co, South Carolina, d. 19 Jun 1889, Centerville, Leon Co., Texas.
3. Benjamin Gause Durant, b. 30 Jun 1809, Horry Co, South Carolina, d. 11 Aug 1819, Horry Co, South Carolina.
4. Mary Ann Durant, b. 1810, Horry, SC, d. date unknown.
5. Martha Durant, b. Mar 1812, Horry Co, South Carolina, d. 23 Apr 1861, Horry Co, South Carolina.
6. Henry Hill Durant, b. 03 Apr 1814, Horry Co, South Carolina, d. 03 Dec 1861, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Children of Bethel Durant and Hannah Hankins are:
1. Bethel Durant Jr, b. 1823, Horry, SC, d. 1891, Grapeland, Houston, TX.
2. Martha Maria Durant, b. 13 Jan 1821, Horry, SC, d. 1894, Jasper, FL.
Bethel Durant and others of his family are buried in the old Durant Cemetery in Hickory Grove (Horry County). It is located in the front yard of the home of Elting and Margaret Holliday, Hickory Grove Township, SC off of HWY 905. This was part of the DuRant's Crabtree Plantation. (Information provided by Horry County Historical Society.)
The property used to be a Dairy Farm. The cemetery was located in the old cow pasture, a distance from the house. When Mr. and Mrs. Holliday moved in they collected the markers and placed them inside the driveway.
Buried there are:
Durant, Benjamin Gause, b. Jun. 30, 1809 d. Aug. 11, 1819 Durant Cemetery
Durant, Bethel, b. Oct. 20, 1779 d. Jan. 11, 1826 Durant Cemetery
Durant, J., b. 1846 d. 1846
Durant, John, b. Oct. 23, 1774 d. Sep. 3, 1846
This is Bethel Durant's brother. Other brother Henry is buried in Charleston.
Durant, Margaret Woodbury Gause, b. 1787 d. Apr. 20, 1814
Durant, Martha Smith, b. 1792 d. Dec. 8, 1817
Durant, Martha b. Mar., 1812 d. Apr. 21, 1812
Readmon, John b. 1802 d. Aug. 1, 1857
Readmon, Mary Eliza Durant b. unknown d. Apr. 18, 1839