Family History and Genealogy
This page will be a strictly chronological biographical information and details about Captain Robert Pasley, with stories and other family information.
Robert Pasley was born on April 2, 1746 possibly in either New Kent County, Virginia or most likely in what was then Craven County, South Carolina to Robert and Mary (Haden?) Pasley.
Robert married Sarah, who is said to have been either a Cox or an Anderson, circa 1779 in Cheraws District, South Carolina.
Robert was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, along with his brother John. Robert served as Captain of the Cheraws Hill Company under General Francis Marion. He was made a Captain by Colonel Morris Murphy on July 5, 1781. His Bounty and Pension Application, #R7988, are in Washington D.C. and South Carolina Archives. In this record he is referred to as Robert Pasley, Jr.
In 1782 he was overseer of the poor in St. David's Parish. In 1783 he was chosen Vestryman in St. David's Parish. In 1784 he was again chosen overseer of the Poor in St. David's Parish. St. David's Parish was at that time in the Cheraws District, South Carolina.
Robert settled his family in Laurens County, Ninety-Six District, South Carolina circa 1785 or 1787, shortly after the war.
Family stories indicate that Robert Pasley had an exceptional knowledge of horses.
Sarah died circa 1789 in Laurens County, Ninety-Six District, South Carolina.
Robert remarried in 1790 to Elizabeth Crocker in Laurens County, Ninety-Six District, South Carolina. She was born on November 19, 1774.
In 1795 he built his house in Laurens County which still stands there today. The `Old Paslay Place' is in Mountville, near Beaverdam Church, Laurens County, South Carolina.
Robert died on March 2, 1818 in Laurens District, South Carolina. He was buried on his plantation near Mountville, in Laurens County, South Carolina.
He wrote his Will on July 6, 1817 and it was recorded in the Laurens District, South Carolina Will Book D-1, page 447. His estate went to probate when his Will was proven April 1, 1818. His estate packet is in the Laurens County Courthouse in Bundle 58, package 2.
Elizabeth married a second time to a William Byrd. They had no issue.
She died on January 5, 1845. Robert and Elizabeth are buried together on the `Old Paslay Place' in Mountville, near Beaverdam Church in Laurens County, South Carolina.
The children of Robert and Sarah (--?--) Pasley were:
The children of Robert and Elizabeth (Crocker) Pasley were:
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