According to land records from the SC Archives….Arthur Donaldson petitioned for a land grant in Granville County (present day Abbeville) in South Carolina on 6 February 1759. Two hundreds acres were granted on 4 March 1760. Arthur had 2 dependents at this time. Arthur resold this land on 18 January 1763 t0 Robert Reah. Reah then sold the same property to John Morris on 8 January 1767. Conveyed to Matthew Thompson.
Arthur Donaldson died in Mecklenburg Co, NC in 1776. He left behind a wife Hannah and 3 children: Arthur Jr., Ruth and Hannah. He served in the Anson County NC Militia in 1750’s. Mecklenburg County was carved out of Anson County. Mecklenburg County was on the Great Wagon Road that came down from Pennsylvania.
All the men who lived on the land originally owned by Arthur Donaldson were residents of Mecklenburg County at one time. This makes me believe that some Scot Irish families migrated from Mecklenburg County to the South Carolina back country as land became available to them.
I am trying find the relationship, if there is any, between Thomas Donaldson and Arthur Donaldson.