This family, though the name is now extinct in Marion county, yet its descendants are numerous,
and its connection extensive - hence it in now herein noticed. Francis Asbury Wayne, the first known
in the county (born 1787 and died 1870), was the second son of William Wayne, who was a first cousin
of General Anthony Wayne, was brought up with the General in the latter's family. William was a brave
Revolutionary soldier, and after the war (Revolutionary) moved to Georgetown, S. C. where he lived and
died about 1820. It is recorded in Asbury's journal, that William Wayne was the only Methodist at
Georgetown, when the Bishop first visited that place. He married Esther Trezevant (a Huguenot), and
I suppose a sister of Judge Lewis Trezevant. Other children of William Wayne were progenitors of
Mrs. Eleanor Gregg, widow of the late Wesley W. Gregg, of Marion, the Mellichamps of Sumter, a family
of Elliotts and Daniel G. Wayne, and the Von Kolnitzs of Charleston.
Francis Asbury Wayne came to this county from Georgetown, and married first the widow of old Nathan Evans
and mother of the late General William Evans, she was a sister of the late William Rogers, of Dothan;
the fruit of this marriage was an only daughter, who married Alexander Murdoch, of Marlborough.
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
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