Frink Ancestors

The first of the Frink family for whom it is recorded are JOHN and MARY (WOOD) FRINK, of Ipswich, Mass. Their son John Frink, the ancestor of the Frink's of New London County came to Stonington as early as 1666, and bought a tract of land on the Taugwonk in Stonington upon which he erected a dwelling for himself and his family. He took part in King Phillips War. In 1657, several years prior to his removal to Stonington, John was united in marriage to Grace Stevens of Taunton, Mass. and brought with him his wife and three daughters. All the children were born between 1658-1680 and their names being: Grace, Hannah, Deborah, Samuel, John, Thomas and Judith. More on Samuel on the next page.

When the King of England purchased the rights to the Carolinas from Lords Proprietors in 1729, a plan was formed to attract settlers to this large unsettled land. The King's council offered 50 acres to each man, woman and child, including slaves, who would come and settle the land. The scheme worked and settlers came, not only from England and Europe, but from other American colonies. John Frink was married to Hannah Prentice whose father was John Prentice a sea captain who supplied the coastal waters between New England and the Carolinas. He was probably influential in attracting Nicholas Frink son of John and Hannah to the Carolinas. Nicholas came here in 1734 with his large family and settled on what is today known as Little River Neck.Some other settlers coming from from New England, kinsmen of Nicholas Frink, included James Minor who had a grant for 375 acres on Cedar Creek and Boriah Grant who received an adjoining tract of 300 acres in a grant dated Jan 18,1733. It is on this property that the modern developments known as Cedar Creek Village and Lightkeepers Village are situated. Cherry Grove Beach had been known as Minor's Island for this James Minor. Nicholas Frink's numerous descendants intermarried with the Gause, Gore, Bellamy, Vereen and many other families whose names are prominent in Horry and Brunswick counties today.

A great-grandson of Nicholas Frink was Samuel Frink (1758 to 1862) who had a large number of slaves on his plantation, which was located North of Calabash River.

Samuel Frink married Elizabeth Bellune, daughter of Daniel Bellune and his wife, Mary Bossier and they became the parents of 12 sons and daughters. One of the sons was Lorenzo Frink who became a prominent doctor and made his home in "Hickory Hall," which was built prior to 1812. This old house is still standing and may be seen today in Calabash.

Dr. Lorenzo Frink later made his home in Southport, N.C. where he is buried. The late movie actor, Joseph Cotton (born 1905) was a great-grandson of Dr. Lorenzo Frink. Dr. Frink gave Hickory Hall to his son, Samuel Frink who sold it together with many personal effects in 1875. Mr. J.H. Lay of Olyphic, N.C., (Columbus County) said his Father attended the sale and bought a wagon load of farming utensils and household goods and among the goods was a collection of books from Dr. Frink's library, including his medical books.

Little River Neck was early known as "Frinks Neck" for the family of Nicholas Frink. Old land grants and some deeds in the Horry County records refer to properties there as being in "Frink's Neck". A map of 940 acres of land made Feb. 15, 1808, by Thomas Hemingway, on Little River and Cedar Creek, shows "Frink's Neck".

Descendants of John Frink and Mary Wood

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      1. JOHN FRINK II was born in August 20, 1639 in Malborough, Devonshire, Eng and died February 10, 1717/18 in Stonington, CT. JOHN married GRACE STEVENS daughter of HENRY STEVENS and ELIZABETH GALLUP. GRACE was born in 1634 in Taunton, MA and died May 07, 1717 in Stonington, CT m: 1657 in Taunton, Mass. JOHN and GRACE were married in 1657 in Taunton, Mass.

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     2. JOHN FRINK III was born on May 18, 1671 in Stonington, CT and died on November 04, 1753 in Stonington, CT. JOHN married HANNAH PRENTICE daught of JOHN PRENTICE and HESTER NICHOLS. HANNAH was born on June 06, 1672 in New London, Connecticut and died March 02, 1717 in New London, Connecticut. JOHN and HANNAH were married on February 15, 1693/94 in New London, Connecticut

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     3. NICHOLAS FRINK was born December 17, 1696 in Stonington, CT d: July 08, 1749 in Little River, SC. NICHOLAS married DEBORAH PENDLETON daughter of JOSEPH PENDLETON and DEBORAH MINER. DEBORAH was born on August 29, 1697 in Westerly, RI and died 1750 in Horry County, South Carolina. NICHOLAS and DEBORAH were married on November 30, 1715 in New London, Connecticut

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     4. JOHN FRINK was born March 17, 1718 in Stonington, CT and died in 1761 in Horry County, South Carolina. JOHN married MARTHA MASTERS daughter of SAMUEL MASTERS and ANN KILLUS. MARTHA was born in 1720 in Marion, SC and died in 1795. JOHN AND MARTHA were married Abt. 1740 in SC.

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     5. SARAH ANN FRINK was born in 1745 in Horry County, South Carolina and died Abt. 1814. SARAH married JOHN DILLARD BELLAMY son of JOHN BELLAMY and ELIZABETH JORDAN. JOHN was born on April 12, 1750 in Buck Ck, Horry Co SC and died February 1826 in Horry County, South Carolina. SARAH and JOHN were married Abt. 1770 in Horry County, SC

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     6. MARY BELLAMY was born in 1786 in Prince Grg. Prsh, Georgetown, South Carolina and died on September 29, 1863 in Horry County, SC. MARY married WILLIAM G. BELLAMY son of ABRAHAM BELLAMY and CLARA MUND. WILLIAM was born on March 03, 1782 in Prince Grg. Prsh, Georgetown, South Carolina and died in 1845 in Horry County, SC.

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     7. THERESA BELLAMY was born in 1820. THERESA married WILLIAM ANDREW HARDEE, JR. son of ANDREW HARDEE and ELIZABETH unknown. WILLIAM was born in 1812 in Horry County, SC and died in 1852 in Horry County, South Carolina. THERESA and WILLIAM were married in1838 in Horry County, SC

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     8. MARSDEN D. HARDEE was born on February 25, 1845 in Horry County, SC and died on January 06, 1919 in Horry County, SC. MARSDEN married his cousin MALINDA HARDEE daughter of ANDREW JACKSON HARDEE and MARGARET BELLAMY(MARSDEN'S father and MELINDA'S father were brothers and MARSDEN'S mother and MALINDA'S mother were sisters). MALINDA was born on December 16, 1847 in Horry County, SC and September 09, 1921 in Horry County, SC. MARSDEN and MALINDA wer married in February 1866 in Horry County, SC

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     9. FRANCES LORETTA HARDEE was born on October 25, 1868 in Horry County, SC and died on October 19, 1935 in Brantley County, GA. FRANCES married ALBERT LINDBERG TODD son of JOHN W. TODD and CAROLINA VAUGHT. ALBERT was born on December 09, 1865 in Horry County, South Carolina and died February 08, 1954 in Brantley County, GA.

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     10. CAROLINE BELINDA TODD was born on December 05, 1884 in Florence, South Carolina and died on September 15, 1964 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. CAROLINE married JAMES JESSE MCBEE son of ROBERT MICHAEL MCBEE and HETTIE WIGGINS. JAMES was born on September 15, 1873 in Georgia and died on April 01, 1945 in St. Augustine, Florida CAROLINE and JAMES were married on October 31, 1907 in Georgia. Both are buried in Brantley County, GA

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