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Barbara Rankin (Galphin) Screven (1778 - 1858)

Barbara Rankin Screven formerly Galphin
Born in Barnwell Co., SCmap
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Died in Liberty Co., GAmap
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  • Barbara Rankin Galphin is the granddaughter of famous Revolutionary War patriot, George Galphin, I (d. 1780) of Silver Bluff Plantation on Beech Island in Silver Bluff, SC and his last wife, respectable French Huguenot, Rachel Dupee/Dupre of Charleston, SC. Silver Bluff Plantation is located on the Savannah River about 13 miles south of Augusta, GA. At one time, George Galphin (d. 1780) was one of the wealthiest men in SC. He was also Commissioner of Indian Affairs and was the most trusted white man among the Lower Creek Indians. George Galphin (d. 1780) was famous during the Revolutionary War for keeping the Indians from attacking the American patriots. He is also known as having the South's oldest black First Baptist Church on his Silver Bluff Plantation. See Silver Bluff First Baptist Church of Beech Island, SC. Barbara's father was Thomas Galphin, II, and her aunt, Martha Galphin, married Governor John Milledge, for whom Milledgeville, GA is named. Gov. John Milledge donated $4,000 to purchase an important piece of property for the University of George in Athens, GA. Also see the famous Galphin Claim law suit. Barbara Rankin Galphin's 2nd husband was Dr./Rev. Charles Odingsell Screven, whose father was the famous Revolutionary War patriot, Brigadier General James Screven of Midway, Liberty County, GA. The beautiful obelisk monument in the cemetery is dedicated to Brig. Gen. James Screven, who is the 4th great grandfather of Barbara Vickers (Demetrio) Johnson and her brother, George Edward "Woody" Demetrio, and to Vickers and Woody's 1st cousins, Robert Perrin Burton, VI (b. 1950's) and his sister Elisabeth Cadell Burton (formerly Mrs. Steve Rooney). Barbara Rankin Galphin and her husband, Rev. Charles Odingsell Screven, are the 3rd great grandparents of B. Vickers D. Johnson and her brother Woody Demetrio and of their 1st cousins, Robert and Beth Burton. Rev. Charles O. Screven founded the First Baptist Church of Sunbury, and he was a very prominent gentlemen in Liberty County, GA. His mother was Mary Esther Odingsell of the prominent Odingsell family of Edisto Island, SC. Barbara Vickers (Demetrio) Johnson and her mother, Barbara Thorburn (Burton) Demetrio are named for Barbara Rankin Galphin, who is named for George Galphin, I's mother, Barbara Rankin (Mrs. Thomas Galphin, I of Antrim, Ireland). Vickers and her mother, Barbara, are also named for Vickers's 8th and her mother's 7th great grandmother, Barbara Atkins, who married Thomas Smith of Exeter, Eng. Barbara Atkins and Thomas Smith were the parents of Gov., Landgrave, Surgeon, and Cacique Thomas Smith. One of their granddaughters, Mary Hyrne Smith, and her husband James Screven, were the parents of famous Brigadier General James Screven of Midway, Liberty County, GA. --- [1]


  • The THOMAS H. GALPHIN Family [3]
  • 1858 Find A Grave, Midway Cemetery, Midway, Liberty Co., GA [4]

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