"The Singletons are an old and honorable family in the low-country and were first found in the Scotch-Irish settlement in the Williamsburg District. They intermarried with the old families, including the Richardsons, Canteys, and Gourdins, and have been written up many times. 
"The Singletons acquired their vast wealth by shipping indigo and later cotton by boat from Manchester" on the Beech Creek-Shank's Creek-Wateree River-Cooper River to Charleston. 
The Singleton plantations included Melrose, Midway, and Home Place also known as Singleton House. 
January 13, 1730 -- Matthew Singleton was born at Isle of Wight, England. 
17?? -- Matthew Singleton emigrated from England to Virginia.
1752 -- Matthew Singleton emigrated from Virginia to South Carolina. 
1752 -- Matthew established at Melrose plantation the family burial ground which is now called the Singleton's Graveyard and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It now consists of 43 graves dating from 1794 to 1944. Melrose is also known as Singleton's High Hills of the Santee. 
1756 -- Matthew Singleton received a land grant from the King of Great Britain George II which remained in his family through to the present. < ref> Immigrant Ancestors A List: Col. Matthew Singleton, page 61. </ref>
May 5, 1770 -- The King of Great Britain George III commissioned Matthew Singleton. 
1770 -- Mstthew was a vestryman at St. Mark's Parish, Craven county, South Carolina. 
1772 & 1776 -- Matthew Singleton was a member of the South Carolina General Assembly. 
1773 -- Matthew paid £4 3 shillings 9 pence, "Proclamation money; being for one year[']s Quitrent due to the [British] Crown for [2,094] acres of land" he held in Craven County. 
1775 -- Matthew Singleton was one of nine delegates to the Provicional Congress "for district eastward of the Wateree River," South Carolina. 
August 26, 1775 -- Matthew volunteered. 
October 1775 -- The South Carolina Council of Safety commissioned Matthew Singleton. 
1776 - 1781 -- Matthew Singleton was a captain later a colonel of a troop of horse under American General Francis Marion. 
June 7, 1778 -- Matthew took the Oath of Alkegiance to the Revolutionary government of South Carolina. 
NOTE -- Craven County was one of the three original counties of South Carolina.
"Camden, Statesburg, and Columbia were in the original Parish of St. Mark's. The Parish was agai divided into Upper and Lower St. Mark's. Lower St. Mark'so comprises much of the land in Clarenden County." 
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