Many of the English colonies were settled in the seventeenth
century by men and women, who, in the face of European persecution,
refused to compromise passionately-held religious convictions,
therefore they fled Europe. Even colonies like Virginia
and Carolina, which were planned as commercial ventures, were
led by entrepreneurs who considered themselves "militant
Protestants" and who worked diligently to promote the prosperity
of the church.
The links below do not rehash the same info on the people
who settled Carolina (for the most part). The information below
is more of a history of each religion that the settlers brought
with them as they arrived into the colony, so you can understand
the people a little better.