About the Authors

Susan Bates and Cheves Leland live in the South Carolina lowcountry. They are friends and cousins and come from a long line of French, English and Scottish ancestors. They both have backgrounds in historical and genealogical research. Cheves is the researcher and archivist for the Huguenot Society of South Carolina and Susan is retired and working on a database of the colonial people, places and ships of South Carolina. When they are not working on the records of early Carolina, they enjoy their yards and gardens and they escape to the beaches and marshes of Cape Romain whenever possible.  They have published three volumes of the 17th century Proprietary Records of South Carolina and are presently working on another. Their fourth book French Santee is about the French Protestant settlers on the Santee River in South Carolina.