Name: Joseph Doolittle
Birth: 1736 in Wallington, New Haven, Ct
Death: 25 NOV 1792 in Edgefield, Edgefield, NC
He was prob signer of the following: We whose names are Underwritten, being duly Impressed with the Calamitious Circumstances of the Inhabitants of America from the Oppresive Acts of the British Parlement, Tending to Enslave this Continent, do find it necessary, for the Security of our Lives and Fortunes, and above all, Our Liberty and Freedom, to Associate ourselves into a Voluntary Company under the Command of James Jones, anb that we will hold ourselves in Readiness for Our Mutual Security and Defense, to Obey all such Orders as shall be directed by our Provincial Congress." Signed by Joseph Doolittle and 55 others. Endorsed "Cap't" James Jones's company of Volunteers at Salt Catchers" (S. Carolina. Commissioned 28 Sept 1775. From the private collection of A. S. Sally, Jr. See the Sunday News, Charleston, S. C. 12 Mar 1899; copy in S. C. Hist. & Gen. Mag. ii p 20. (Note: Salt Ketchers was prob a small trading center for a wide district along Salkehatchie River just s of mid-line between Charleston, S. C. and Augusta, Ga. about 55 miles from each. This is a tip of S. Carolina was then attracting settlers from New England.) This also seems to have been the Joseph who acquired extensive tracts of land in Edgefield Courthouse, S. C. due north of Augusta, Ga. near Savannah river (100 acres or more of which 40 acres was sold in 1801 by Ephraim "a son and heir of Joseph Doolittle Dec'd": Land Transfers VV, p 332 Edgefield Courthouse. These 40 acres lay s of Dry Brook. The original of the above document is in the hands of the South Carolina Historical Society, Fireproof Bldg., Charleston, S. C.
We have other documents, or records of documents, showing 100 acres in Orangeburg District on Middle Fork of Dean Swamp of So. Edisto River, plat certified 22 Jan 1785 by George Renerson, D.S. and 100 acres on Holmes Camp Branch of Edisto River, plat certified 22 Jan 1785 by George Renerson, D.S. These two tracts of land prob were acquired by this Joseph, however, they could have been acquired by his father. We have not been able, to date, to make a determination of which Joseph acquired the lands.
We have not been able to determine who Joseph married, but he did marry and was the father of two sons; this much we know for sure.
i. Ephraim b before 1780
ii. Joseph who d 1814 at Edgefield, S. C. Inventory of his est dated 30 June 1814 and Ephraim his bro was adm
Father: Joseph Doolittle b: 4 MAY 1715 in Wallingford, New Haven, Ct
Mother: Experance Bartlett b: 29 APR 1711 in Brookfield, Worcester, MA