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We are descendants of the original immigrants Isaac I & Susanne DuBose who arrived in the Charleston, South Carolina area in 1685 and who settled on the Santee River.  The DuBose family welcomes you.


The family of Isaac DuBosc is found among the earliest families in the Province of Carolina. Isaac Dubosc came to Charles Towne ca. 1685/87 and settled along the Santee River. The "List of French and Swiss Refugees in the Province of Carolina who wished to be Naturalized English" was prepared 1695/96 and included Isaac DuBosc, son of Louis DuBosc, and Anne DuBosc, of Dieppe in Normandy, France; Suzanne DuBosc, his wife, daughter of Pierre and Susane Couillandeau, native of "La Tramblade" in Xaintonge. The mother of Suzanne DuBosc was Marie (not Susane) Fougeraut Coullandeau, who married 2nd Moise Brigaud and who sold
Lot #90 in Charles Towne that she had purchased in 1688 from Henry Hughes. This was in the Plat and Draught of the said Charles Towne. Henry Hughes was granted the lot in 1680. This would have been the original Draught of Charles Towne. In the deed she refers to her daughter Suzanne Dubose and her son-in-law Isaac Dubose. On this document, Isaac Dubose signed his name as "-- Dubos".

"The Royal Land Grants" books in the Dept. of Archives, Columbia, S. C., show Grants of land for Isaac DuBosek, Dubose, etc., and also for Isaac (2nd.), Andrew, Daniel, John, Peter, Stephen, Joseph, Samuel, Benjamin, William, and many others. The name is spelled many different ways and the Dubose family had many grants and plats.

Isaac Dubose, the emigrant, made a Will dated 6-19-1714 which cannot now be located but is referred to in a Document of his widow in 1733 in Memorial Vol. 8, p. 245, Archives, Columbia, S. C., which states he left all property not disposed of to her for her lifetime and then to his children, eight in number, but not listed by name. Isaac Dubose died between 1714 and 1721 for in 1721 his
widow is found purchasing land as "widow". On March 11, and 12, 1733, Susannah Dubose, widow of Berkeley Co., put her property in Trust to John Laurens as a marriage was intended between Suzanne Dubose and Bentley Cooke, whom she married in 1733. Her property did not pass to the children until 1742. Deed Book AA-ZZ (1744-1773) page 185, Charleston, S. C., shows the Deed of Gift 6-12-1742 of Isaac Dubose, son of Susannah Cooke and heir-at-law to her real estate, making a division of his mother's estate. The children that participated in the distribution of the estate were: Isaac Dubose, Elizabeth Whilden, Daniel Dubose,
Stephen Dubose, John Dubose, Andrew Dubose, and Peter Dubose.

The Will of Isaac Dubose mentioned 8 children. Records show the eighth child was probably Antoine Dubose who witnessed several deeds of the family and is listed in the Charleston Directory of the City in 1735. He was deceased by 1742.

The DuBois family that was in Charleston at the same time has caused many errors in the Dubose records. Charleston, S. C., Wills Vol. 1722-24, shows a John DuBois died intestate with widow Jane DuBois, Admin. 12-6-1723. This John DuBois could not have been the John Dubose, son of Isaac Dubose the emigrant, as John,
son of the emigrant, received his share of his father's property in 1742.

The lineage of the Isaac Dubose family in South Carolina begins with Louis DuBose and his wife Anne, of Dieppe, Normandy, the parents of Isaac Dubose b. ca. 1660 d. 1714/21 who married ca. 1680 Suzanne Couillandeau (b. ca. 1663 d. 1742). The children of Isaac and Suzanne DuBose (Dubose) were: Antoine, Elizabeth, Daniel, Andrew, Isaac, John, Stephen, and Peter Dubose.

Extract From:
The Isaac DuDosc Family of South Carolina, In two Parts
By Mrs. Leola W. Konopa, April, 1972.  Published in Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, No. 77, 1972.
Printed by The R. L. Bryan Company, Columbia, S. C., pp. 46-48.)