Judith Galphin was born about 1750 to George Galphin, a man of Irish decent, and Metawney Unknown, a Creek Indian woman. Her mother was a member of the Tyger Clan of the Lower Creeks as noted on her profile.
George Galphin made a deed of Trust on the 2nd day of Feb 1775 to the trustees named as Locklin McGillvery, John Parkinson, John Graham, Alexander Wyly, George Galphin the younger, and Thomas Galphin in consideration of the love and affection which he hath and "beareth" unto John son of "Matorney" a Creek Indian woman which also noted, In trust for his the said John brother and sister George and Judith, and also Thomas & Martha son and daughter of Rachael Dupee to be shared in manner following: That is to say, the lands to fall to the above named George and Thomas and their heirs forever, also the said cattle horses mares and colts with the future issue and increase of the females thereof, to be shared equally share & share alike. Another deed of Trust was made on the same date in consideration of the love and affection which he hath and beareth unto Judith daughter of a Creek Indian woman named Matorney, and for the better maintenance and presentment of the said Judith.
George Galphin wrote his Last Will and Testament on the 6th of April 1776, listing legatees, Judith Galphin, John Galphin, and George Galphin as children of Metawney. He gave unto Judith, daughter of Metawney, dwelling at Silver Bluff, where she now lives, in South Carolina.
According to descendants, Judith married Simeon Cushman.[source needed] Judith Cushman filed a petition in 1839 for a pension due Simeon Cushman from his service in the Revolutionary War stating she was married to him during the time he served. She was at that time a resident of Barnwell District. The 1825 Barnwell District Map surveyed in 1818 shows Edgefield bounded on Barnwell District, and Silver Bluff where Judith Galphin's father left her the dwelling where she then lived in 1776 is shown on the map in Edgefield.
The household of Simeon Cushman was enumerated on the 1790 Census for Orangeburg District, South Carolina with two males over 16, four males under 16, three females, and no slaves.
On the 1st of March 1796, Simeon Cushman and Judeth Cushman in Orangburgh District court appeared after being duly sworn as the law directs sayeth that they have both heard Catharine Shaw deceased in her life time...in regard of her land which was that it should be equally divided between her three daughters Mary Nancy & Anner[sp] and the household furniture that did belong to her and the three negroes to her son Daniel Shaw. On the 17th of March 1804 Judith Cushman the wife of Simeon Cushman reliquished unto Joseph Fuller all her interest and estate and also all her right and claim of Dower.
Judith died on 20 Nov 1839 in Barnwell, South Carolina, United States.[source needed]
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