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John Guess (1749 - 1817)

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John Guess
Born in Wilkes County, North Carolinamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1769 in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Colleton, South Carolina, USAmap
Profile last modified 3 Mar 2019 | Created 13 Jul 2014
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Biography of John Guess







Sarah Davis (1753 - 1827)


Date: 1769
Place: Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, USA
Date: 1747
Place: Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA


  1. Mary Guess
  2. William Guess
  3. Cpt Moses W. Guess
  4. Sarah Guess
  5. John Guess (1774 - 1858)
  6. Nancy Ann Guess Rice (1782 - 1863)
  7. Rebecca Guess Rice (1784 - ____)
  8. Margaret Elizabeth Guess Felder (1786 - 1845)
  9. Benjamin Guess
  10. David Guess
  11. Thomas Guess


17 Oct 1817


Unmarked grave
on site of Voorhees College, formerly the Guess Plantation

John Guess Cemetery Denmark Bamberg County South Carolina, USA[1]

Life Story of John Guess

Birth: 1749 Wilkes County North Carolina, USA Death: 17 Oct 1817 Denmark Bamberg County South Carolina, USA

1800 Federal Census record:

Name: John Guess
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1800
Event Place: Orange, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, United States
Page: 501[2]
Image Number:00117[3]

When John and Sara died they were buried on their plantation. The land that was once the Guess Plantation is now owned by Voorhees College. Their graves are unmarked.

Military Service

Military Service: Revolutionary War Soldier
Date: 1776


  1. Find A Grave Memorial# 6195006
  2. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Publication Number: M32, Film Number: 49, GS Film Number: 181424, Digital Folder Number: 004955933
  3. Citing this Record:"United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 December 2017), John Guess, Orange, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 501, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 49; FHL microfilm 181,424.

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