Francis (Dwight) Marion
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Francis (Dwight) Marion (1777 - 1833)

Francis Marion formerly Dwight
Born in South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married before 1799 (to 15 Dec 1799) in South Carolina, United Statesmap
Husband of — married after 1799 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 55 in Saint Johns, Berkeley County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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"The Alstons and Allstons of North and South Carolina" By Joseph Asbury Groves. (Google Books online)-[1]

Extraxted from published Book

Francis Marion Dwight (1777-1833) was the grandnephew of the famous "Swamp Fox," General Francis Marion.

F. M. Dwight was a particular favorite of his great-uncle, who, since he had no children, offered to make F. M. Dwight his heir if he legally changed his name to "Francis Marion." F. M. Dwight complied, becoming "Francis Marion." Unfortunately, because of some technical difficulties, the newly christened Francis did not inherit from his grand-uncle when the General passed on in 1795.

Francis's first wife, Charlotte Kirk, died in 1801 - within a year of their marriage - leaving him no children. He married her twin sister, Harriet Kirk, in the same year, which allowed him to hold onto the estate that had passed to him with his marriage to Charlotte. His second Kirk bride gave Francis eight daughters and no sons.

Buried at Mount Pleasant Plantation Cemetery, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States.

Probate at Charleston SC, inventory 18 Apr 1833[2]


  1. Google Books online for "The Alstons and Allstons of North and South Carolina" By Joseph Asbury Groves.
  2. South Carolina Probate Re...d Loose Papers, 1732-1964: "South Carolina Probate Re...d Loose Papers, 1732-1964"
    Catalog: Charleston District, South Carolina estate inventories, 1732-1844 1810-1818 1819-1824 1819-1824 (indexed with last item) 1824-1844
    Image path: South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 > Charleston > Probate Court, Estate inventories > 1824-1834 > No File Description Available > image 296 of 322
    FamilySearch Image (accessed 21 March 2022)
    • Inv p.563-564, no. 16, slaves listed
See also:
  • Grand Nephew and adopted son of the Revolutionary Patriot and Soldier, Gen. Francis Marion.
  • Gravesite Details Francis Marion was born Dwight and adopted by his Uncle the Revolutionary Patriot when he was 15 years old so the Marion name could continue on with male heirs. Francis and Harriet Marion had 8 girls and no boys.

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