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History of 
TairjieU County. 
South Carolina 

William 'Ehrington 



A nanuBoript history published in the Kevs A Herald , a newspaper 
of Winnsboro , Fairfield Coontyy South Carelinay in iBstallaeBts, 
en the dates as indicated with eaeh installment herein. 

The original newspapers file containing this history may 
be found in the SOUTH CAROLINZANA UBtlABi, Columbia, S.C. 
At this time they are rery fragile, and some parts of the 
papers are missdlng. So far as X know, the complete file 
does not exist elsewhere, and soon these will be too old 
to handle. If by typing and binding these records I have 
presenred for posterity data that might otherwise be lest 
to them, then I am amply rewarded* 

Ifrs. 6.H. Rosson, Jr. Compiler, 

Jenkinsrille, S.C. 

l&*s. A.H. Uaybin, Chepter Oenealegist, 
RJP.D. Whit mire, S.C. 

Ifrs. a.D. Foxworth 
State Genealogist, 
liarion, S.C. 

Original copy owned by Mrs. B^. Rosson and copied by 
W.T. Castles, Jr., New York 1, N.Y. 


Post Office Box 284 
TuBCRloosaii Alabaaa 


IntrodaetioB n 1 

Ordinaries and Probate Judges • 9 

Clerks of Court 8 

ShenBaB*8 Armjr in the Rooky Ifount Section 11 

David R. Erans - Richard Wimt 14 

Reroltttionary Soldiers - Lewis ^ Pickett, Gaither • 16 - a 

Sherman in Winnsboro •.. ....•••• 19 

The Lyles Family 22 

The Buehahane • ••• •••••••• 28 

Creighton Buehanaa ...•• • 33 

W.W. Boyee ..••• 35 

Ihe Feasters t Golemaast 

Ihstallmeat # 1 38 

Ihstallaent § 2 45 

Installment # 3 53 

The Sderington Family 55 

Various Fairfield Families 62 

Some Prominent Fairfield Families •• 70 

The Woodward Family ••••« • 78 


From News ft Herald. Wiimgboro. S.C.« Friday. May 3. 1901 . 


Representatiyea in Congrese and in State Conyentlona - 
Gotmty Officials ~ Other Ibiteresting Itena. 


To the present and succeeding generations of Fairfield County 
I respectfully dedicate this little yolune as a duty I owe to them in 
perpetuating the msmorles of a few of their ancestors, and as a token of 
my love to my natiye county. 

(Q The Author. 


vQ " Old people tell of what they have seen and done; children, of iriiat 

\4 they are doing; and fools, of irtiat they Intend to do." 

jk^ As I am now perhaps the only one now allye. irtio knew some of the first 

settlers of Western Fairfield and a few of their immediate de&eendantS| I 


>^ may be pardoned for undertaking the ardous task of presenring for posterity 
the meagre knowledge I haye retained of them from memory, besides what I can 
glean from "Ittlls Statistics of South Carolina," and "Woodward's Remlnlseenees , 
I am well aware of the fact that my homely phrasealogy will not bear the 
inspection of the hypercrltle, but as I write for the masses, I shall be well 
compensated if I can please them. The time has past to compile a complete 
historical biography pf Fairfield District, as important material has been 
lost by the death of the old settlers and no record kept of important facts. 
The reader will pardon the meagre account given of some men and families^ as 
my knowledge of them being limited personally and historically. Where I hay* 
given full biographies, my correspondents furnished the material, or I knew 
tnem personally, or recieved my information from history. As I was bom In 
the extreme Western portion of Fairfield and my correspondence limited In 
the middle and eastern portion of it, the reader will pardon the wriission. 

in this work, of any mention bei^g made of persons fully entitled to a 
racord in history. The author will take pleasure in yet giving them a 
place in an appendix to the little work. But for urgent solicitations 
from friends I should not have undertaken this book at my advanced stage 
of life, and hope the readers of it will pardon any errors or omissions. 
The friends to the work have been very kind in furnishing material for it. 
I will here rtate that during my ilness I was greatly indebted to a young 
friendy a descendant of two prominent families spoken of in this work, for 
the interest manifested in copying ny reminiscences, and letters from 
correspondents, relative to my book* 

"Ihen I remember all 

ThB friends, so linked together, 
I've seen around me fall 

Like leaves in wintry weather; 
I feel like one 

Who treads alone 
Some banquet hall deserted. 

When lights are fled. 
Whose garlands dead. 

And all but me departed I ** 

I shall begin by giving a few extracts from Sion's Geography of 
South Carolina. 

"Fairfield was first settled by emigrants from firginia and 
North Carolina. It derived its name most probably from the grateful 
appearance which it made in the eyes of wanderers, weary with long looking 
for a resting place. It is bounded on the north by Chester District, on the 
south by Richland, on the west and northwest bjr Broad River, which devides it 
from Union, Newberry and Lexington; aon on the northeast by the Wateree end 
Satawba Rivers, which sepatate it from a part of Lancaster and Kershaw, 
fairfield is on an average 32 miles in length and 23 in width, 

"The soil is very veriuos, combining the best end the worse of the up- 
country. The lands on the water courses are rich and inexhhustible, cotton of 
the short staple variety, is much cultivated. The small grains grow well in 
Fairfield, wheat and oats in particular. The main rivers are the 


Broad and the Wateree, both of them containing fertile islands, some of them 
in cultivation." 

Fairfield has an inexhaustible supply of the finest granite for 
building; several quarries are nov in successful operation. A branch 
railroad has been built from Rockton, a station three and one half miles 
below Winnsboro, on the C. C, & A. Railroad, running out about five miles 
in a westerly direction, to the quarried owned by Major T.W. Woodward, 
Co. James Rion , and Col* A.C. Haskell. 

There is a remarkable rock not far from the railroad to Columbia, 
four miles below Winnsboro, called from its appearance, "Anvil Rock." 
The population of Fairfield County in 1880 was 27, 765, the 
number of acres is 454,757. 

Winnsboro is the seat of justice and the town of most importance 
in the county. It is a hefclthy and pleasant stop, thirty miles from 
Columbia, end one hundred and fifty miles from Charleston. It is on the 
dividing ridge between the Broad and the Wateree Rivers. The town stands on 
an elevation of more of five hundred feet above the ocean. The lands around 
are fertile , undulating and greatly improved. 

By an act of the General Assembly, 8th of March, 1784, John Winn, 
Richard Winn, and John Vanderhorst were authorized to have it laid out as 
a town. It was incorporated December 20, 1832. Tarleton says that Lord 
Comwallis, after learning of the defeat of Ferguson at Kings Mountain, 
selected Winnsboro as a place of envampmeut in October 1780. It presented 
good advantages for supplies from the surrounding country. He remained 
there until January 1781. His marquee was near the oak in front of tft . 2ion 
College. After inquity , Goneral Sherman in February 1865 placed his marquee 
on th* same spot. During the Revolutionary War, a large military hospital 
was located on the premises now occupied by George H. McUaster and was 


used by both armies in turn. The Britie j buried in *hat ie 

now the front yard, and the Americans in the raar. Mt. 2ion College had 

its origin before the Revolutionary ^ar. Tbo charter m^i' granted on the 

13th of February 1777, by the General Assembly then In session in 

Charleston, to John Wynn, Robert Bllison, Williaa Strother , and others. The 

School was discontinued when Comwallis occupied the town in 1780-81. In 

1784, Rev. T.R. McCaulo, of Salisbury, N.C. toek charge of the school 

and a new charter was obtainedt In 1785 . Ba 1787 the foundation was laid 

for a large brick building, 44 x 54 feet, and two storiei hig%, and cabins 

were built for the accommodation if boarders. "Afterward, during the 

administration of J.W. Hudson , under whom, from 1834 to 1838, the 

institution acquired a reputation so extensive within the limits of the 

Southern States, the building was greatly enlarged . First a three story 

brick building was added to the rear and then similar additions were made 

to the north and south side of the main building. This splendid structure 

was destroyed in May 1867 by an accicental fire, greatly to the grief of 

the community. 

A one story/building was soon after erected on the original 

foundttien , at a cost of about 3,500 dollars. Jn 1878 a publie 

graded school was established by the consent of the 1ft. Zion Society , under 

the able management of R. Means Davis. This has been continued under his 

successors to the present time. In 1885 , Just one hundred years from the 

granting of the original charter, it was determined , if possible , to revive 

the collegiate feature of the institute and in connection with the graded 

school to furnish to the youth of our county the opportunity of obtaining 

a complete, practical education at home at a minimus cost. After varioua 

plans had been discussed and abandoned , a Joint meeting of the Mt. Zion 

Society and the oltisens of the toim was held , at vhieh it was determined 
to issue bonds of the town to the amount of |75,OdO.O0, for the purpose of 
erecting such additional buildings as were needed* Accordingly » on the 25th 
of Uaj, 1886y ground was broken for the foundation of the large and veil 
arranged brick building , This is just completed August , 1886, and contains 
eight large well lighted and well Tenilated school rooms , furnished through- 
out with improved seats, desks and all necessary apparatus* The Board of 
Trustees have recently elected Professor W»H. Witherew, of Chester, principal 
of the school. He was still principal in 1898. 

As the Ordinance of Nullificatien, passed by a convention in 
Columbia, S«C* , in November 1832, is a matter of history, I speak of it* 
It is said that there never was such an array of talent in our State 
before as was assembled in that body* Jas* Hamilton, Jr* was then governor 
of our State. Some of the members of the convention were Robert 7. Hayne, 
Chancellor Harper, Job Johnston, George McDaffie, Robert J. Tumbull, F.H. 
Wardlaw, Armistead Burt, Stephen D. lliller , John L. Wilson, Daniel £. Hugtr, 
John B. O'Neal, CJ, Colcock, John S. Richardson. R.W. Barnwell, R.B. Rhett, 
B.F. Perry, R.J. Ifeinning and F.H. Elmore* The ordinance as to go into 
effect March 1, 1833. 

There was widl excitement all over the State. The ^ckhead troop 
of cavalry, of which I was a member, commanded by Capt . Thos. Lyles, who was 
afterwards promoted to the rank of Major, was ordered to be in readiness at a 
moments warning, to aid in carrying out the provisions of that ordinance. 
President Jackson issued what was called his "Bloody Proclamation" for the 
purpose of forcing our state to submission. Gov. Hayne issued one in ddfiance, 
dc&larlftg the State a sovereignty and calling on all good patriots to sustain 
him. It was fortunate for us that Henry Clay offered in Congress a compromise 
of the tariff act, which was accepted , reducing gradually for 10 years the 


duties on all imports to 20 per cent ad valorem. It was violated t 
and remained so ever since. The delegates to the Nullification 
Convention elected from Fairfield, S.C, , November 1832, were 
William Harper, J.B, McCall, E.G. Palmer, D.H. Means , and William 

The reader will naturally feel a deep interest in all 
that pertains to the late great Civil War* I will give a brief account 
of the Secession Convention and record the names of the members from 
Fairfield County who signed the ordinance. The Secession Convention 
met in Columbia early in December 1860, but :. smallpox appearing in that 
city, it adjourned to Charleston. The Convention passed the Ordinance 
of Secession December 20, 1860. The delegates to it from Fairfield were 
William S. Lyles, John Buchanan, David H. Means, and Henry C. Davis, men 
of finmiess, sound sense and tried fidelity to the interests of their 
State. The first mentioned died April 1862, the second , the same 
year. Col. John H. Means was killed at the Second Battle of Manasses, 
and Colonel Henry C. Davis died of heart disease , Aug. 27, 1686, near 

There was a meeting in Columbia of the Secession 
Convention in September 1862, and in the election held to fill the 
vaeances occasioned by the deaths of William S. Lyles and John Buchanan, 
William J. Alston and William R. Robertson were elected. The latter 
introduced in that body resolutinns of regret, saying, "Since you all 
met together. Gen. John Buchanan, Ma j . William S. Lyles, and Col. John Hi 
Means have paid the last debt of nature and passed to the Great Beyond. 
The two former in beds of languishing, the last only a few days since 
on the plains of Manassas, on the field of battle, at the head of his 
command. All three of the deceased were natives of Fairfield District 


and gentlemen of marked character. Each of them filled posts of 

honor and distinction and had contributed to the social, moral , and 

political prestige of Fairfield." Col, Ueans had been killed ao short a time 

before the meeting of the convention that there wee no one sent to fill his 


The reader will pardon me for saying I was a Nullifier and 

a SecesBionist from Principle. I was a strict adherent of the doctrine 

set forth by Mr. Jefferson in his Kentucky resolutions, and an adherent 

of liadison's and John C. Calhotm's States-Rights Doctrines. We fought, 

but fought in vain, and though our banner may never again be unfurled^ 

"He that complies against his will. 
Is of his own opinion still." 

Fairfield is now entitled to three representatives in the 
Legislature and one Senator. This county has furnished the State with 
one governor, John Hugh Ueans. 

The congressmen from this county have been Richard Winn, 
William Woodward, O.R. Evans, JJ^. Woodward end W.W. Boyee. They seinred 
before the War. In 1884 Gen. John Bratton was elected to fill the 
unexpired term of John H. Svins, of Spai*tenburg, who died whilst a 
member from this congressional district. 


S. Johnson, Samuel Alston , David B* Evans, A.F. Peay, 
J. Buchanan, NJl. Peay, E.G. Palmer, John Bratton , Henry A. Gaillard. 
and Thomas W. Woodward. 

The Representatives in the Lower House of the Legislature 
before the War werei Pj;. Pearson, James Barkley , William Bratton, John B. 
McCall, A.F. Peay, William Brown, J. Havis, Thomas Lyles, David 
Montgomery , I. Bonner, G.B. Hunter, T. Player, B.B. Cook, J. Buchanan, 

J. D. Kirkland, J JL. Woodward, D. McDowell, D.H. Means, J. J. layers, 
E.G. Palmer, J .D. Strothar, W.J. Alston, 0. Woodward , J.B. Means, 
J.R. Aiken, S.H. Owens, W.W. Boyce, J.T, Owens, WJl. Robertson, 
D. Crosby, H.H. Clarke, J.N. Shedd, R.B. Boyleston , W.M. Bratton, 
J.B. McCants , Henry C. Dawis, and T»W. Woodv/ard. 

At the session of the Legislature in 1860 which called the 
Secession Convention, Edward G. Palmer was in the Senate and R.B. Bftyleston, 
T.W. Woodward and James B. McCanta in the House of Representatives. Of the 
Senators and Representatives who served before and during the Civil War, 
there are now but three alive » W.W. Boyce, now of Virginia; S.H. Owens, 
of Marion County, Florida, and T.W. Woodward, who is now Senator from 

During and since the Civil War, Thomas McKinstry, Baylies S* 
Elkin, W.J. Alston, J.R. Aiken, HJL, Gaillard, T.S. Brioe, R.C, 
Clowney, A.S. Douglas, G.H, McMaster, John W. Lyles, C.£. Thomas, 
Charles A. Douglas, Hayne McMeekin and S.R. Rutland have served in the 
House of Representatives. 

After the war, in 1866, Gen. John Bratton was elected to the 
Senate; in 1880, Mr. Henry A. Gaillard, and in 1884, Major T.W. Woodward, 

Hiese three have also been consecutively county chairman of the 

Democratic party since 1876; Major Woodward succeeding General Bratton in 1878. 

They have also been delegates to numerous State conventions. Ifejor T.W. 

Woodward was for several years president of the State Agzdcultural and 

Mechanical Society; he was a delegate to the National Democratie Convention 

ef 1872, Also, to the Taxpayees Convention, which aiade an ineffectual appeal 

to President Grant to relieve the State in her hour of dire distress. 


John Milling, from 1785 to 1793 , 8 years 
David Evans, from 1793 to 1797, 4 years 

Samuel W. Yongue, from 1797 to 182 8 ^ 31 yeara 
James M« Elliott , from 1828 to 1846, 18 years 
A.W. Yongue, from 1846 to 185 0, 4 years 
0,R, Thompson, from 1850 to 1858, 8 years 
O.W, Woodward, from 1858 to 1865, 7 years 
S.B. Clowney, from 1865 to 1877, 12 years 
W.H. Kerr, from 1877 to 1886 (present date) 


D* Evans, from as far back as 1789, then John Buchanan from 
about 1800 to 1825 J then J.R. Buchanan, James S. Stewart, G.W, Woodward 
and James Johnson* William Nelson was made Probate Judge in 1870, then J^, 
Nell. O.R. Thompson was elected in 1876, J.R, Boyles was elected in 1878 
and still holds the office, 

John Milling is supposed to have preceeded James l&ise as 
sheriff, then John Barkley, James Barkley, Hugjh Barkly, Archibald Beaty 
from 1820 to 1824, William Moore to 1828 , A.W, Yongue to 1834, Hugh Barkley (sic) 
to 1838, D.G. Wylie to 1842, J. Cockrell to 1848, Richard Woodward to 
I8b2, R.E. Ellison to 1856, Richard Woodward to 1860, E.F. Lyles to 
1864, E.W, Olliver to 1868, L.W, Dwral to 1875, Silas W. Ruff to 1879, 
J ,B, Davis from August 1879 to December 1880, John D. McCarley from 1880, 
now in office. 

It nay not be amiss to here mention the hanging of Shadrach Jacobs. 

In the year 1809 or 1810, Ezekiel Wooley, a conttable, had a state warrant to 

arrest Shadrach Jacobs, and while riding with Capt. Andrew Feast er towards 

and near JacobSS residence, Capt. Feaster was killed by a rifle ball fired 

by Jacobs. The account/and proved in court in 1829 or 1830, twenty 

years afterwards, when Jacobs was tried and convicted of the murder, was 

that Jacobs had shot Feaster thinking he was Wooley. It seems that Wooley 

asked Feaster to change horses not long before the latter was shot, and 


it being near dusk in the evening, Jacobs could not discriminate between 
then, Feaster riding Wooley's horse. Jacobs absconded to the wilds' of 
Georgia soon after the act was cotmaittedy and his whereabouts was dis- 
covered twenty years after and he was arrested and brought to Winnsboro, 
convicted of murder and hanged in 1829 by Sheriff Uoore. In ti»48 instance 
was verified the truth of the lines translated from the Germani 

"Though the mills of fibd grind slowly, 
Yet they grind exceedingly small j 
And patiently he stands waitiBgy 
Till with exactness grinds he all." 

Althotigji it was evident that Jacobs killed Capt. Feaster ihrou^ 

mistake, yet his purpose was murder, and besides, his general 

character was that of a villian, and at the time of trial there 

was a requisition for his body from the Governor of Georgia. 


From News ft Herald* February 8. 1901 


The writer who tells of Sherman's march through South 
Carolina has a prolific as well as a sorrowful theme. Several days 
before the arrival of the army at Rocky Mount, February 22nd 186b, 
the southern heavens were covered with the smoke of burning buildings. 
Each day the smoke appeared nearer and nearer, and the hearts of the 
people beat faster. Next came a throng of fugitives , fleeing from their 
homes, endeavoring to save their stock and a few valuables. Then came 
straggling soldiers with many tales of woe and horror. Next was heard 
the skirmish near Gladdens, Then the smoke of the neighbors* buildings 
was seen in black columns ascending heavenward, then came the sound of 
the taps of the drums. The Yankee soldiers dashed up to the doors, 
gold and silver watches and silver plate were demanded, and whether 
given or not, the homes were throughly searched and everything they 
wanted stolen. Of^en when they did not wish the articles themselves, they 
took them and gave them to the negroes. 

Yards were cleared of dogs. In one instance a soldier 
presented his gun to shoot a dog which had fled to its mistress' feet for 
protection. Hfd not an officer ordered him to desist, death might have 
been the result to the lady (ifrs. Robert Ford.) . Firearms were taken 
away and destroyed, a great many thrown into the Catawba River. The 
poultry was all taken. Bacon, flour, com ttofti, com and provisions of 
all kinds removed. Every locked door was forced open, gin houses and 
cotton burnt in every Instance. This much was done by the first installment, 
Late in the evening they put pontoon bridges across the river and 


a part of the unny went over in the afternoon of the 22nd . It rained and 
the water rose and broke the pontoons. By the morning of the 23rd the 
encampment reached from Caldwell's Cross Roads on both roads, to Rocky 
Mount Ferry. The six days and nights that the amy spent there was a 
time of much borrow and fear to the ladies and few old men who were at home. 

Gen. Jeff C. Davis , of the U.S. Army, had hie headquarters 
at the house of Robert Ford for twenty- four hours. He drove Mrs. Ford, 
her aged mother-in-law, L.nd the children of the family from her room to 
em open portico to spend the night, an unpleasantly cold and wet one. He 
occupied her room, much to her discomfort, den, Davis travelled in a 
fine silver mounted carriage. srawn by two fine white steeds, stolen on 
the march. His meals were served on silver waiters. 

Gen, Sherman travelled through this vicinity on horse back, 
end save the wanton distruction of property, did nothing to render himself 
obnoxious. He had burnt ten buildings belonging to Mrs. Robert Ford, among 
them a large bam and stable. Several secret efforts were made to bum 
the dwelling house , but it was saved through the efforts of an Indiana 
private soldier, whose name I would be glad to mention if it were known. 
The family of Mrf Ford had a steadfast friend in the chief of artillery. 
He fovmd some Masonic articles about the house and asked Mrs . Ford if her 
husband was a Mason, On bding answered in the affirmative, he had the house 
and yard cleared of pillagers , gathered a few provisions and sent them in, 
and placed a guard over the premises. When he moved he left a paper which 
he hoped would be some protection , but here was but little left then to 

The Yankee soldiers shot down all kinds of stock, destroyed 
all farm implements and burnt the fencing. During the six days stay at 
Rocky Mount, they foraged the country for miles, going in squads of from 

four to ten, sometimea without anns. Gen, Sherman's headquarters wer» 
near the Berkley mansion. He treated the ladies in this section politely. 

The neighborhood was so pillaged that the people for several days 
had to subsist on the gleanings from the camps, Mr, J.H, Stroud, of Chester 
County was very kind to the people in their dire distress. He sent an ox 
cart regularly with meal and flour. His name will ever be green in the 
memory of the unfortunate people of the Rocky Mount section, TbA good 
people of Bsscomville, Chester County, and others also aided them. All 
aid received was from private persons. For two years the rations were 
mainly cowpeas boiled in water and a bit of combread. Without money, 
clothing or credit, there was real fear of starvation. 

After the army passed, persons in the track of the march came and 
claimed all unknown stock and broken down and abandoned vehicles of all 
kinds, A few had some cattle left. They had to keep them imder guard, or 
they would have been claimed and driven away, 

Mr, Stephen Ferguson, of Chester County, an aged man, asked for a 
detatchment of Wheeler's cavalry, and came down and skirmished with the 
Yajikees in the yard of Mr, Robert Ford and Dr. Scott's, which greatly 
freightened the ladies. Ferguson rode boldly up to the window and told them 
to stand between the chimneys. ^ captured a few stragglers and left. 

The army began to move actoss the river about ten in the night, 
seemingly in great excitement . Ferguson came with a large detatchment , but 
was too late. The army had crossed and the bridges raised. 

FroMt NEWS & HERALD. WINNSBORO. S.G. . February 19 « 1901 


(The following furnished by Col. Richard H, McMaster, 1661 Crescent 
Place, N.W,, Washington, D.C., and is a re-write of Edrington'e notes. 
The words underscored have been added by whoever edited the article, and 
may be of help to someone for futther research.) 

David R. Evans was the first lawyer in Winnsboro. He came to 
Winnsboro in 1784, He said that there were only three or four houses in 
the settlement; one, General Winn's , near where George KcMaster's house 
now stands, the other a log college on Uount Zion Hill, Baker's Tavern, 
and perhaps one or two others. He was then fourteen years of age. His 
father came to t his country from England, probably one or two years before 
they moved to this place. They lived in a house behind the one James R. 
Aiken recently lirtd in. He joined the Uouht Zion Society and was 
secretary and treasurer for several years. His son, D.R. Evans, succeeded him 
in that office. 

Urs. Evans had her old English ideas as to manners , and 
was unpopular on that account . She was known to order a visitor to clean 
his shoes before entering her house. I know very little of the early life 
of D.R. Evans, Jr. He married first a daughter of General Winn. She died 
in 1806 , and was buried behind the house in the garden. The tomb is still 
there, as well as the graves of two of Dr. Bratton's children, he having 
also married a daughter of General Winn. 

D.R. Evan's second wife was a daughter of Parson S.W. Yongue. 
There weve no children by either marriage. His second wife is buried at 
Jackson Creek. He died about 1845, and was buried behind the Aiken house, 
where his mother and father were buried. He had only one brother and one 
sister - Joseph, the father of a large family, of whom only Mrs. RJ^, Herron 
survives, John Evans having fecently died. Joseph's wife was a sister of 


Colonel Jesse Davis* 

An incident worth mentioning is as followsj About the 
latter part of the last century, a man named Baker had several wagons 
running, probably to Camden, which was then a considerable town. Baker 
got into a lawsuit and employed D.R. Evans. The other party employed 
a lawyer of Camden named Brown, Baker lost the case and was offended at 
something Brown said, and on his passing out of the Court House, cursed 
Brown for a "damned saddle-bag lawyer." Brown , being a samll man, could 
not fight Baker, but on going to his tavern he wrote Baker challenge, 
which was referred to him by Evans for advice. Evans told him he would 
have to retreat or give Brown the slitisfaction he demanded. Baker would 
have preferred a "fist fight", but finally accepted the challenge. The 
duel took place at Rock Creek Springs. Both were killed at the first fire# 
Baker was brought up and buried on his farm, two miles from Winnsboro • 
Brown was buried at Camden. 

David R. Erans was a member of Congress in 1813-1814, Capt. 
Hugh Hilling took charge of his affair^ and physiced his negroes i^en sick. 
The old captain was severe on Generals Hampton and Wilkinson and others la 
regard to their conduct of the war with the British, saying that they could 
speculate in tobacco better than command ainnies. D.R. Evans was a 
venerable , gray haired man. I think he was about 75 years old, as 1 
remember him, when he died. His only sister married Minor Winn, who was 
a son of Colonel John Winn. He was an unprincipled man, and Ur Evans 
induced his sister to separate from him. Urs. Winn and her daughter 
taught school for some years on the General Winn lot, then owned by Mr. Evans, 
He at that time lived in his plantation where Jfrs, Dr. Furham now lives, 
Winnsboro was namsd for Colonel John and General Richard Winn. 
Col. Hohn Winn was a high toned, honorable man. Col. John Winn owned most 

of the land around Winnsboro and lived at the south end of the toim 
whore Dr. Hanahan now lives. 

General Richard Winn held the rank of colonel in the 
Revolution. Ha was a true patriot, and perhaps fought as many battles 
in the Revolutionary War and with as firm a heart as any man living 
or dead. He filled a seat in Congress of the United States for many 

General Winn's family were not considered smart, Mrs, Winn's 
maiden name was Blocker, an Edgefield family. One of their daughteirs 
caused some merriment among her young lady acquaintances , who asked 
her where she got a fine shell comb she was wearing, by replying that 
"her father bought it in Congress" . 

Mills in his statistics of South Carolina, In writing of 
eminant men of Fairfield, says, "Gen. Richard Winn was also a native 
of Virginia." At the beginning of the Revolutionary struggle, he entered 
into the regular service of this state. Having acquited glory in the battle 
of Fort Moultrie, he was sent to the Georgia frontier, and conmaaded a 
company at Fort St. Ilia, The service was a most perilous one and he 
was selected for it on account of his superior merit as an officer. 
Shoi*tly after his arrival at the fort, he was attacked by a strong body 
of Indians and Tories. These he beat off for two succeeding days; on 
the third, he surrendered with honorable terms to Major General Prevost, 
at the head of a considerable regular force, suppered by his allie. (sic) 
General Winn returned to Fairfield after his defeat , if it can be 
properly called one, and to his command of a regiment of refugee 
militia. He was in several battles, and the success of the affairs 
of Hook's (Huck) defeat in York, and the Hanging Rock in Lancaster, greatly 
depended on his herpic evertions. At the latter place, said the great 
and good General Davis, who commanded a regiment of cavalry, ^en the 
firing became pretty wanp, Wiim turned and said, "Is not that sloriou*y 


He was wounded here and borne off the field about the time the enemy 
effected his retreat. On his recovery , General Winn continued to afford 
Geneiral Sumter his able support and ceased not to sejrve his country whilst 
a red- coat could be found in Carolina. He was a true patriot, and perhaps 
fought as many battles in the Revolutiunary War , and with as firm a heart 
as any man living or dead. 

General Winn moved to Ducktown, Tennessee in lbl2, and died a short 
time after. And Colonel Winn and family , I think, moved to Georgia. 

Winnsboro is remarkable for having been the headquarters of Lord 
Comwallis in the Revolutionary War , after the defeat of Ferguson at tSXiif 
Mountain , v;here he retreated from Charleston. I was shown that part of the 
house in Which Comwallis was quartered , by Mr. John Mclfaster, who was then 
the owner of it. I was told by my fri4nd. Dr. G.B. Pearson, many years since, 
that some of the most eminent men of South Carolina graduated at Mount Zion 


William Lewis came from Virginia before the War of Independence , and 
settled in the vicinity of Rocky Mount , Fairfield County , where he continued 
to reside up to the time of his death , which occured at an advanced age , about 
fxfty ywars of age . He was twice married and left a large family of children. 
For a numoer of years he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church . Ha and 
some of his heighbors, Pickett s , Jacksons, and others , erected a rude log house 
to Worship God "according to the dictaxes of their own consciences ", after having 
been informed that if the Methodists continued to hold meetings at Shady Grove 
Meeting House, (not far from Flint Hill^ , they would I e mobbed • A comfortable 
brick house of worship has taken the place of this rude hut , and Methodism still 
"lives , moves, and has its being " in this vicinity , and is the only church 
near Rocky Mount. 


Mr, Lewis' record is good in the Revolutionary Wgr. He was at 
Gates 1 defeat near Camden , was at Rocky Mount , Sumter's Suprise at nishing 
Creek , Hanging Rock, and other places. 

Some Tories had stolen a number of fine horses , and on a dark rainy 
night, encamped on the bank of Big Wateree Creek , on the plantation now known 
as LaGrange , and owned by tir. John G. Mobley . William Lewis and a few others 
surprised them and captured the horses • The thieves had divested themselves 
of their cluthmg , save their shirts , and had them hanging around a fire , 
trying to diy them • They jumped into the creejc , in this plight , and betooK 
themselves to the v/oods. 

On another occasion ho chased a Tory and captured his horse and two 
sides of Dacon which he had taken from a poor woman. 

Reuben and John Pickett were Virginians , who settled on Wateree 
Creek. They aided William L»wis in some of the raids and skirmishds in which 
he engaged, 

Richard Gaither came from Maryland , and settled in Chester Coimty 
on Little Rocky Creek, but spent the greater portion of his life in Fairfield, 
where he owned a large estate of land and slaves. Much of the land still 
remains in the hands of his descendants . He died about sixty years ago (1826), 
at an advanced age , and his remains rest in the family burying grounds. We had 
no cemeteries in those days, 

Mr. Gaither was also a Revolutionary soldier. He was confined at one 
time by the British in Camden , until he was nearly eaten up by vermin. His 
daughter , Rachael , obtained permission to take him some clothes , After 
accomplisling her mission , she and a neighboring lady who accompanied her, 
started on their homeward , a distsince of forty miles through an unbroken 
forest , But the had not gone more than half the distance when a party of 


mounted Tories, who had no regard to passes , commanded the weary travelers to 
halt. As soon as Miss Rachel aoeertained it was her horse they wanted , she 
bestrided the back of her fleet-footed animal , using her whip to good advantage, 
and after several miles of rccing, she made good her escape . Her more timid 
friend gave up her horse and trudged her way homeward on foot . 

On another occasion a squad of Tories came to her father's house and 
ordered a meal prepared for them. They were informed that nothing could be kept 
in the house for the British and Tories. Rachel's mother, after they had threatened 
her, told her daughter where she could find some coarse meal , and to prepare some 
bread and milk for them. When ready, she sat it before them , the milk in an old 
style pewter basin. After they had partaken of the bread and milk , Rachel told 
them that if the basin were *elted and pourdd down their throats , it would be 
^e desert of all others that she desired they should have. The lady has many 
descendants living in York County , - Bradshaws, and others. 


March 8, 1901 
News & Herald 

On Monday, the day before Sherman was expected in Winnsboro, the citizens 

met and appointed a committee to meet the army beyond the limits of the town 

with 8 white flag in order to surrender the town. On this committee were Rev. Dr, 

Lord, Rev. J. Obear, James McCreight , and Dr. Horlbeck. The enemy came in early 

Tuesday morning , and Dr. Madden says he was near the town hall, and the Yankee 

soldiers seemed to rush in and suddenly fill the town. Their hands and faces in 

many cases smeared with sugar and syrup. One man stored in his face and said, 

"What do you think of our president now ?" On the farm of John McMaster, one 

mile below Winnsboro, the negroes were on the watch in the direction of Columbia 

for the Yankees , intending to hide out , but as they aaid, the whole face of the 

earth was suddenly filled as it were , by plfts-ants as they said , so as to cut 

off any chance of escape. While standing near the town hall. Dr. Madden saw an 

officer mounted on a small gray stallion ride up and just then some soldiers brought 

up to him old Dr. Horlbeck, who explained that he had fought the soldiers and 

resisted an attempt to bum his house. The officer only said, "Speak quickly - 

talk fast," and rode off and replied to a question asked hira, "Yes, I think all of 

the cotton will be bmmed , but it will be rolled out." Soon after that, fire was 

set to McCully's cotton warehouse , which swept Lauderdale's house and everything 

down to Levenstreet's brick building and crossed to the west side of the street 

and burnt from Odd (Old) Fellows Hall to the brick bank building. An officer said to 

Dr. M., "Y.^iy don't you assist in saving the movable property 7" He replied he 

thought the soldiers would not permit him to do so. All the houses in the tract of 

the flames were emptied of their contents which were moved to the lots in 
the rear. Three soldiers were standing near the court house yard talking. 
erne said to Dr. M., "Do you know the lady who set fire to this town ?" Dr. 
Ji« replied that he did not know that a lady had done so. The svldier replied, 
•'Yes, a lady did do so, and if we could get her, we would hang her to the 
iighest limb of that tree." As two of the men walked off, the one remaining 
iaid, "You need not believe a word those men say. Nobody set fire to this town 
but our own soldiers. I'll tell you there are ten thousand men in this town 

ho would take pleasure in burning every house in it." An officer on a large 
(lack horse rode up and said to Dr. M., " I am utterly opposed to this bunking 
;rom beginning to end. It must stop." Saying, "I am General Williaas." At 
.hat time fire was beginning to appear on the roof of the law offices in rear 
of court house. It was immediately extinguished . About noon on Wednesday, 
the 17th Corps under Jeff Davis entered town, and the Pennsy Iranians lined the 
■ treet of the northern end of the town. Some of them prized off the planks 
Irom the shutter of an outhouse next to Dr. Boyleston's residance, where a 
; ew bales of cotton were stored, end soon the flames burst forth and burned 
Dr. B's house. Miller's and John N. Cathcart's. An officer ordered soldiers 
to save the next house (Alex Chamber's house ) and they ascended the roof and 
>aved it, but the soldiers hurled imprecations upon them, crying out, " Remember 

.lambersburg I " The cotton in rear of Charles Cathcart's house was next fired 

■nd by great exertions his house and that of Mrs. UcMaster were saved. Dr. Ifadden 
says the soldiers expressed surprise at the great canity of food supplies 
thej found in Fairfield, saying it was the most bountiful county they had 

ver seen. They destroyed or carried off neaidly everything. Many smokehouses 

were some inches deep im molasses where they had destroyed the barrels and 
other vessels that contained it. 


March 15, 1901 
News ft Herald, Winnaboro, S.C. 

I quote a paragraph from Mill'8 Statistical " The first settlement 
of Fairfield District took place about the year 1745. Colonel John Lyle« 
and his brother , Ephriam, were among the first settleirs. They located at 
the mouth of Beaver Creek, on Broad River. Ei^raim Lyles was killed by 
the Cherokee Bidians in his owi house j but by a wonderful interposition of 
Proridance , the liidians went off and left Lyles* seven or eight children 
and his wife in it, after killing a negro on the outside. The Lyles were 
natives of Brunswick, Virginia, but removed to this county from Buis County, 
North Carolina." 

By sone it was believed that Ephraim Lyles was shot by Tories, not 
Indians . 

Colonel Aromanus Lyles was the eldest son of Ephrain Lyles , end 
inherited all the land on which his father had located, by the law of primo- 
geniture which was in force in South Carolina and other states until after 
the Revolution. He was a partisan officer during the war and fought in 
many of the battles. "Lillle Ephrainf, as he was called by way of distinction, 
told me of his and his brothers being in the engagement at Fish Dam, where 
General Sumter commanded, and of other battles which I have forgotten , except 
that all of the Lyles, who were old enough, fought in the battle of Eutaw, 
which was one of the hardest contested confliets of the Revolutionary War. 

I think Col. Aromanus Lyles first married a Valentine , afterwards 
a Means , a sister of Colonel Thomas Means (she died childless); and last, 
a widow, Mrs. Kinnerly, in the year 1816. He died shortly after , in 181S. 
He had six sons and one daughter, vizi Ephraim, John , Valentine. 
James , Aromanus , Thomas ,and Rebecca. Ephraim married a Miss Foot and 

removed to Chester District , on Broad River. He was captain of a militia 
or a rifle company before he left Fairfield. He was a fine looking gentlemen, 
even when he had ceased to bd a young man. He had daughters , but no sons. 
The eldest daughter married a brother of Chancellor Harper (?) ( papre torn 
and part missing here ), After his death, she married Thomas Bookter , of 
the same county, by whom she had an only daugjiter , irtio died early in 
womanhood. Rebecca married Blanton Glenn. The youngest daughter married 
Killiam Worthy , of Chester District ,who soon after died , leaving 
one daughter , who married Capt, Thomas Bynum , i.ho died in July 1884, 
at Glenn Springs . His widow and her mother are still living near Newberry 
Court House. 

John Lyles married a daughter of Reuben Sims , near Mablnton, 
Newberry County. He had five sons and one daughter . The eldest, Benjamin, 
married Katie Rook) another son, Thomas Jefferson , first married a Hiss 
Richarffl , of Union County , and had only one daughter. He afterwards 
narried a Uiss Harrington , of Newberry. His third and last wife was 
4 Uiss Earle , of Greenville. He died not long since, end was much 
loved and respected. His widow is still living , and married McGhee of 
Greenville. John, the yoxmgest son, also died not many years ago. Eliia, 
the only dau^ter of Jphn Lyles, amrried Golding Ederington in December, 
1822. He died the following fall, and she married William Lyles , called 
"Carpenter Bill". He died not long after , leaving an only daughter . His 
widow lived until 1883. Valentine Lyles also married a daughter of Reiben 
Sims, and moved west. Capt. James Lyles married widow Goree . She was 
Drucilla Lyles before her marriage , a daughter of Little Ephraim. She had 
one slaughter bom to Goree , at the time of her second marriage, lih died 
in 1828. Capt. James Lyles was much respected by all who knew him he had 

three children, Ephraim , John and Drucilla} all are now deceased* He was 
a consistant ^ useful member of the Baptist Church for many years before 
his death, which took place in Mississippi, the state of his adoption. If 
not out of place , permit me to relate a story I have often heard years ago, 
to which Col. Aromanos Lyles was a party. It was that he was riding past a 
new ground, where an old Dutch woman named Margaret Godfrey was splitting 
irails. The Colonel, addressing her as Mar ga ret, said i " Margaret, what in 
the deril are you doing ?" She replied, "I'se uauling" . The Colonel responded, 
"Thunder couldn't split that log." She rejoined , "By G-d, I'se wus dan dunder." 
It was said to have been a gum log. 

Thomas Lyles was the youngest son of Col. Aromanos Lyles (eldest son of 
the first settler of that name) and lived a short time after his marriage 
on Mill Creek, then moved to Wateree Creek, thence back to Broad River, 
where he was bom, and settled on his father's plantation , where his 
father died in 1817. He next bought William Fant's place on t]a<e Columbia Road, 
and settled on it in January, 1821. He was a man of untiring energy and fixed 
purpose, of more than ordinary mental calibre, fond of mills and financial 
enterprises. With a large planting interest, he combined a mercantile enters 
prise and associated with himself John Smith, of Wateree. He commanded as 
Captain the Buckhead tropp of cavali-y at the time our state passed the 
Ordinance of Nullification , and I was cometist. We were 411 ready to march 
to Charlerton to whip "Old Hickory", and would have done so , or tried , had 
it not been for the timely euid fortunate modification by congress of the 
tariff act of 1832. I have ofteK thought of the whipping we would have re- 
ceived had it not been for "Clay's Olive Branch", as it was so truly called. 
He was promoted to the office of major in 1832. Afterwards he was commissioned 

by Got. R.Y. Hayne in 1832 as lieutenatn colonel of the 1st fquadronn of 
cavalry organized within the 6th Brigade of South Carolina Militia. He was 

a true patriot . At the beginning of the late civil war , although he was seventy- 
five J^ears old, he ^quipped a young soldier end sent him to fight in his place 
Major Thomas Lyles wae a man of undaunted courage. At the time of Sherman's 

raid, he was confined to bed with a dislocated hip. One of the raiders, 
(perhaps thinking that he was feigning disablilty) approached with a 
lighted torch saying, "Unless you give me silver and gold, I'll num you 
aliva." To this the old hero replied, "I have not many years to. live 

any way , burn and be d d." The Yankees , surprised at this characteristic 

speech, ordered a negro to remove the torch from under the bed, remarking, 
"You ere the bravest man I have seen in South Carolina." Major Lyles re- 
presented Fairfield in the Legislature for eight years. He married Mary 
A.C. Woodward in December 1810, They had only two children, Thomas U. and 
William S, Lylea, His wife died in 1855. He lived at his home near Buckhead 
until his death, which took place on the 19th of January, 1874 at the advanced 
age of eithty- seven, 

"Life's labor done, 
Serenely to his rest he passed, 
Whxle the soft memory of his virtues yet 
Lin er, like sunset huse, when that bright orb has set." 

His older son, Thomas M., married Eliza R., the youngest daughter of 

Colonel Austin F, Peay, They were the parents of seven sons and six daughters; 

two of the daughters died in childhood. Mrs. Lyles died in 1897, William 

Bsykin, the oldest son, was married to Sallie W. Strother soon after he returned 

from the University of Virginia, She lived but a short time. Two years later, 

he married Georgianna C, daughter of J.M. Dantzler, of Orangeburg Bistrict. 

He was one of the first to respond to his country's call in the late civil war, 

and went from home as a first lieutenant of the Buckhead Guards to the attack 

on Fort Sumter in April, 1861. At the reorganization of the 6th Regiment, 

South Carolina Volunteers, in Virginia, he nae made captain of the company and 

was killed at the battle of Swven Pines May 31, 1862 , while gallantly leading 

his commend to the charge, aged twenty-six years. 


The enemy occupied the field next morning , and our men, sent under a flag 

of truce to recover our dead, were refused permission to enter the lines; 

hence he was buried on the field of battle. 

"But Freedom's young favorites sleep as sound, 
On foreign soil as native ground." 

Captain Lyles possessed a warm end gdnial disposition, and was brave and 

generous to a fault . 

"When hearts whose truth was proven, 
Like his, are laid in earth. 
There should a wreath be woven 

To tell the v/orld their worth," 

He left a widow and one little daughter, Sue Boykin, who grew to lovely 

womanhood! married J. William KcCants in. 1882, and died six months after. 

They were not long severed, for he passed from earth November 1, 1885. Their 

mortal remains are interred in the cemetery of the M JI. Church in Winnsboro, 

there to lie till the resurrection mom. 

Capt. Thomas M. Lyles had five other brave sons in the 

Confederate army, - Thoims, Nicholas, Austin, John and Belton. Austin was 

twice wounded, firwt at Dranesville, then at the Second Battle of i^assas, 

and was killed near Petersburg, Va. in June 1864, aged only twenty-one 

years. The four remaining brothers returned home unmaimed . Nicholas served 

through the whole war and was slightly v/ounded once ot- twice. Nicholas was 

sheriff of Marengo County, Alabama, ; died 1899. Thomas is living in Louisiana. 

Nicholas, who married Lou Poollnitz , of Alabama, moved to that state. 

John W., who married Sue C. Morris, is a practical farmer and was a member 

of the Legisleture from this county one i-erm. Belton married Rosalie 

McUeekin and James , the youngest son, married Cora Irby, who died. 

They all engaged in planting. Of Capt. Thomas Lyles' daughters, Sallie E. 

married Lieut. EJV. Poelinitz, of Alabama | Mattie P. married A.E. Davis , of 

Monticello; Rebecca V. became the second wife of Major T.W. Woodward, of 

Winnsboro; end Crrrie E. married J. Feaster Ijiles of Buckhead. 


Old Major Thomas Lyles' second son, William, was a man of fine 
intellect, with a warm heart end generous to a fault; end like his father, 
represented Fairfield in the Legislature. He was an enthusiastic member 
of The Secession Convention. He died April, 1862, much lamented. He was 
twice married, forst to Sellie P. Woodward. They hed several sons who 
died in childhood, and two daughters, Mary C, who married Colonel S.D. 
Goodlett , of Greenville, and died in January, 1877, leaving a son and daughter. 
Sallie P., the youngest child, married John C. Feaster, and resides at her 
grandfather's old homestead. 

In May, 1846, Major William S. Lyles married Sallie A. Haynesworth, 
of Sumter Court House. There were five children by this marriage, Sue H., who 
married C.B. Pearson, and died in 1868; Fannie Hortensai, who died in childhood; 
Fannie Eliza, who died in her fourteenth year. William H., the only son, removed 
to Columbia, and married Miriam M. Sloan, of Anderson, ^e is engaged in the 
practice of law end has also been a member of the legislature from Richland 
County, The youngest child, Florence, married Mr, M.L. Kinard, a popular 
clothing merchant of Columbia, S.C, 

March 22, 1901, News A Herald, Winnsboro, S.C. 

Captain John Buchanan and his brother, Robert, came to this 
country from Ireland a few years before the Revolutionary war. Robert 
resided in Charleston and taught a classical school. He, with eleven 
others, secured the charter for Itt. Zion College in 1777. He was a 
lieutenant in the war and was captured at the fall of Charleston and 
died 6n a British ship. 

Capt. John Buchanan raised a company in if airfield, probably 
from the Scotch- Irish settlers; sarved in the battld of Cowpens and other 
battles of the Revolution. He was stationed at Georgetown, and at the 
landing of LaFayette, was the first American officer to welcome and enter- 
tain the gallant Frenchman who did so much to schieve the libertie* of 
our country. He had the honor of presenting LaFayette with a fine horse. 
Capt. Buchanan had a body servant named Fortune. His name is attached to 
a spring in a fine grove near Winnsboro, where Fortune cultivated a rice 
patch. -JThen LaFayette visited this country in 182b, Fortune went to 
Lancaster to see him. ihv, sentinel at first refused to admit the old 
African, but he persisted , und was admitted by order of Gen. LaFayette, 
who recognized him and was rejoiced to see the servant of his old friend, 
Capt. Buchanan, though near fifty years had elapsed since Fortune had 
blacked his boots. This is not the only time Fortune appeared in public. 
It is said that during the French Revolution, the Captain inspired by 
gratitude towards France, and dislike for England, sometimes on public 

occaeione, when full of militery enthusiain and good brendy, would don his 
continental uniform, mount hie wer eteed, end followed by Fortvme, hi« 
body guard, would ride up end down the inBin street of "ffinnsboro, to the 
admifetion of old ViTiigs snd the pstriotic youth of the town. 

Some yeers afterwards, the Ceptain conrerted to Methodism 
by "Thundering" Jonkins, a atslwert preacher of the dey, ebendoned the 
laiholy wsys of his youth f snd with Williem Lewis and Major Henry Moore, 
nuilt the old squere brick Methodist church in Winnsboro. In passing, the 
writer will sttte th&t in a copy of Rameey'e History of South Carolina, 
which was in the town librery about 1B48, he reed in penciled notes, on the 
battle of Stono, made by Major Moore, that he himself manned one of the 
cannon at that battle et which tine he was ensign. The old Usjor lived 
near Winrjsboro, and died in 1&40, 

Capts:in John Buchanan poceeeeed high ability ani character 
conjoined with nwch personal dignity. He w; s precise in his Banners , and 
careful in his eiTparel. His portrait i^iich han^o in G.H. UcUsrter's 
parlor is said to be e fine likenwst of his end has the appearance of an 
old Btyle first clees Methodist bishop. He, to the close of his life, wore 
knee breeches, stockings, - nd silTer buckles on his shoes. He held several 
important Federal offices , and was judge of ordinary during his life, John R, 
Buchaiaan, his nepherw, a gentleman of greet worth and piety, succeeded him 
as ordinary, end held it during his life, Capt, John Buchanan kept a house 
of entertainirient for some years and in 180b he turned it over to his brother, 
Creighton Buchenan, end returned to h htick house which he b^ilt on the hill, 
£arly in the century he induced his brother William's family to emigrate to 
Winnsboro, consisting of the widow, her son, John R,, one aeughter who 
married Jeaes McCreight, one (sic), the Renr, Wm. Cerllsle , whose sons, Prof. 
Jeises H, Carlisle end Capt. John Carlisle, now rosido in Spertonlotrgi and a <^ 


who married John Lewis, 

He had no children. He married Sallie Burr.ey Milling, the widow 
of David Milling, whose two daughters, Sarah and Mary, married Thomas and 
John Means, two young men from Massachusetts, but of Irish parents, whose 
descendants in Fairfield have been honored for their ability, courage, 
kindness of heart and hospitality, Capt . Hugh Milling, brother of David 
Milling, was another noble soldier of the Revolution. 

Capt. B. died in 1824, aged 74. His remains rest near the church 
of which ho v/as the chief founder. 

the eldest son of Creighton Buchanan, was bom on Little River , near 
Buchanan's Ford, in 1790, He received his academic education at Mt . Zion 
College, and gr&duated at the South Carolina College in 1811. During the 
War of 1812 he was adjutant of a regiment in and around Charleston. His first 
uniform was spun, woven and made by his sister, Rachel. The wool sheared, 
was then woven and the suit made in one week. This time, except in rare 
instances, all articles of clothing were the product of home industry among 
the people of Fairfield. After the declaration of peace, Gen, Buchanan 
taught school at Sillisonville, then returned to Winnsboro, studied law 
with Capt. Clark , and was his partner for some years. 

He afterv/srds held the office of commissioner in equity. He 
inherited considerable property from his uncle, Capt. John Buchanan, 
and combined planting with the practice of law. As a lawyer he stood for 
years at the head of the bar. He was a good student and had one of the best 
libraries - legal and miscellaneous - in the up-coimtty. His style of 
speaking was entirely argumentative. He had no rhetorical flourishes or 
graces of oratory, but such was the confidences in his spotless integrity 
that he was generally successful in his cases. 


The War of 1812 renewed the military spirit which had begun to 
wane af^er the Revulotion, and there was great ambition among young 
men to attain military honors. The young captain was full of the 
military enthusiasm of the day and was soon promoted to the highest 
military position of Major General, which he held to the end of his 
life. His competitor was General Blair, of Camden, the Congresman 
who subsequently committed suicide while attending a session of Congress. 

When General Buchanan first went to the bar at V/innsborough (as it 
was then spelled), there were very few men in the district who had the 
advantage of a college education. The only graduates of colleges at 
that time in the district we're Barauel C. Berkley, Datid, Robert and 
Thomas Means, John B. McCall and E.G. Palmer, Wm. Woodward, Robert Berkley 
and N.P. Cook, who left college before graduation. General Buchanan 
came into public life a few years aftef the great senatorial contest 
between Samuel Johnson , whose supporters were Scotch- Irish , and 
James Alston , the father of V/m. J. Alston, v/hose followers were the 
Virginians and the country bom. 

Party spirit ran high , but the Scotch- Irish and their descendants 
sent Samuel Johnson to the Senate. 

The War of 1812 fused ^11 the discordant elements , and General 
Buchanan, a young soldier and a graduate of the State College, and liked 
by his numerous kinsfolk and connections, most of whom were well-to-do 
farmers and substantial Presbyterians , soon came to the front , and in 
1832 we find him a leader in the cause of nullification . He maintained 
his great popularity for a longer period than any other man has ever done 
in Fairfield District. For more than a quarter of a century he represented 
his people in the State Legislature. He was a splendid electioneerer. 
He wouli ride in his sulky from house to house, stop with his friends, 

and discourse on subjects that were generally instructive. His talks were 
frequently illustrated by references to books of learning. His historical 
al — and apparent knowledge in its departments , combined with a dignity 
which never forsook him, gave him a reputation of being wise and profound. 
Indeed, when his habit of drinking seemed to threaten his usefulness, it 
was frequently remarked by his friends that they would rather have the old 
Ganeral in 8j)ite of his failing, than any other man in the district. 

His conduct in every other respect was exalted . No one ever heard a 
profane word from his lips , and he had the greatest contempt for any one 
who related a vulgar ancedote. His standard of duty was elevated, refined 
and without reproach. He had a supreme disdain for the arts which is the 
chief stock in trade of most politicians of the present day. 

General Buchanan married Harriet Yongue, a daughter of old Parson 
Yongue, who came to V/innsboro from North Carolina in the last century; 
taught at Mt . Zion, and preached at Jackson Creek and V/ateree churches. 
His eldest son, John M., lives in Texas; Samuel, his second son, died at 
25 years of age. He was an excellant gentleman uid a superb orator. 
When Hon. W,C. Preston heard of his death , he exclaimed, " The Commonwealth 
h-8 sustained a great loss," 

Ganeral Buchanan's third child was Ann, who married Rev, Edward 
Palmer, who is now a Presbyterian preacher in Louisiana. His youngest son, 
William Creighton, graduated at the South Carolina College in 1852. He was 
brave, kind hearted and true. He studied law, went to Kansas to engage in 
the prospective fights with the Free Soilers and spent tv/o years there. 
When the Confederate War broke out he was made adjutant of the 12th South 
Carolina Voikunteers and fell , mortally woimded in the battle of Chantilly 
in 1862. General John Buchanan was a great advocate of learning, a strong 
supporter of Mt. Zion, and lavished money in bestowing upon his children 

the advantages of a high education. He died in 1862. 

was too young to accompany his brothers , ^ohn and Robert , to America 
before the Revolution. 

He with his wife Mary Millikem, settled in 1789 , on land belonging 
to his brother John , now owned by Ed. Robinson , near Little River. In 179b 
he moved with his wife and children , John , Rachel and liartha , to a place 
neqr Jackson Creek church; the church at that time was being built of 
rough unhewn stones. His mother y who lived with him, died and was buried 
on the west dide of Jackson Creek below the Milling burial ground. He 
afterwards bought the farm on Little River , now owned by T. Harden. In 1805 
he removed to Winnsboro and bought hie brother John's tavern. Capt. Hugh 
Milling and Capt. James Phillips, uncle of Creighten Buchanan, lived near by 
on the east side of the road, leading from Belle's bridge to Columbia. 
General R. Winn lived on the place now occupied by 77. Turner. 

Jas. Phillips was a loyalist, though a Scotch- Irishman, who 
almost imiversally were rebels. A large proportion of Marion's men were 
Scotch- Irish, and the history of the county is illustrated by their deeds. 
The captain had the good fortune never to meet any of his kindred in battle, 
who were all rebels, being assigned to command at St. Augustine, where he 
itemained during the v/hole war. He lived in Charleston, but after 1776 his 
wife with her sons. Smith, Robert, and James , moved to Jackson Creek among 
her kin. James lived to a good old age , and was a school-master and county 

V/hen Capt. Phillips returned home after seven years absence, 
his v/ife, for a time , refused to be reconciled to him> The Captain being a 
gentleman of culture and of high moral character, soon mitigated the 
hospitality of his neighbors and lived for many years highly respected. 
He, Gen. Winn and Capt. Hugh Mailing were boon companions and met almost 


daily at each others houses to read the newspapers and discuss literary 
and political matters. His elder brother, Colonel John Phillips, also 
a Tory, was put in command at Winnsboro v/hen Comwellis left. He was a just 
and humane man. At different times he saved the lives of 'vThigs who were 
about to be executed by the order of Cornv/allis, among them being Colonel 
John and Minor Wiafl y and he always endeavored to check the rapine and 
cruelty of his followers. 

At the close of the war, he learned that one of his daughters 
was about to marry a Mr. McMullin at a church in Charleston where he lived. 
He j-ushed to the church, forcibly took his daughter, and with his family 
went beck to Ireland. Colonel Phillips , was a man of Wealth and education , a nd 
on his return to Ireland, he was appointed a pension ofricer and hold it for 

Creighton Buchanan snent his last days on his farm, now owned 
by McCants, near Ylinnsboro. He was a quiet , intelligent and devout man, and 
was much respected by his neighbors, He left surviving him by his first 
marriage. Gen. John Buchanan, Mrs, Rachel McMaster; Martha, a brilliairt 
yoxmg lady , had died at 18 years of age. The children of his second wife 
were Eliza, who married J. McKinney Elliott; Robert, who is now a retired 
physician residing in V/innsboro, and Calvin, who removed to Texas in 1844. 
Creighton Buchanan died in 1823, aged 63. 


From Edrington's History of Fairfield, 
Mews & Herald, Friday, May 10, 1901 

John Boyce, grandffther of W.7/, Boyce, came from Ireland. In 
1765 he settled in Newberry County, South Carolina, He had one brother, 
Alexander Boyce, irho coirananded a company of artillery in the Revolutionary 
¥ar, dying gallantly in the seinrice of his country during the siege of 
Savannah, He was a merchant of Charleston. The Boyces went to England 
at the time of the conquest; they afterward settled in the north of Ireland 
and were staunch Presbyteriaiis, 

William Waters Boyce was born in Charleston, South Carolina, October 
24, 1818; his parents were Robert Boyce and Lydia Waters, both natives of 
Newberry. The Boyces are of Norman descent and came to America from Ireland. 
The first 71eters who uame over, came in the "Mayflower." Both Boyces and 
Waters fought bravely in the Revolutionary War, The mother of Mrs. Lydia Waters 
Boyce was Ruth Llewellyn, who claimed descent from Griffith of Llewellyn, the 
last of the V/elsh kings, 

William W. Boyce studied both at the South Carolina College and Virginit 

University, at both of ».hich he ranked with the talented young men. In October 

1838, he married Mary E. Pearson, daughter of Dr. George B. and Krs. Elizabeth 

Pearson. He begtn the practice of law in Wmnsboro, South Carolina in 1841. 

He served in the South Carolina Legislature on term, 1846 and 1847, In 1850 

he was prominent as a co-Operationist in the famous secession contest of that 

year. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1853. 

., December 1860 (pert of paper missing) -- always listened to with marked 

attention by both sides. He wes the meet conseretive Southern man in Congress. 

I'is report on Free Trrde, he being chainiMn of the special committee to 
which it was referred, crcr.ted a worldwide sensetion. 


Richard Cobden , the great English Free Trader, thus wrote of it j "I can 
conscientiously ssy that I have never before enjoyed the pleasure of 
reeding so condensed and yet so conplete an ernment in favor of Free 
trade and Direct taxation." J^J-f%Si^civ Boyce always regretted secession, but went heartily with 
his Str.te. He ^as never sanguine of the success of the Southern cause, 
though as a member of the Confederate Congress he always urged active 
measures. He grieved over the sad spectacle of his sorrowing country, the 
precious lives lost and general financial ruin. In the autumn of 1864, he 
wrote and published his letter to President Devis on the subject of peace, 
A storm followed, but he v;as susteined by en inner consciousness of duty 
performed and the sympathy of men from ell sections of the Sputhland. 
7/ithin the past year a very decided letter from General Lee on the same 
subject was made public for the first time. This letter was written in 
June, and that of llr, Boyce in September, 1864. Mr. Boyce possessed more morel 
courage than any public man in the South during that troublous time. He 
had convictions, end courage enough to express and maintain them. Had he lived 
in a wiser age, he would have been more appreciated. 

The ending of xhe war left J,lr. Boyce impoverished, most of 
his bost years were devoted to the public, and his own affairs neglected, 
consequently, he v/as forced to begin life anew. 

In December, 1866, he left South Carolina, accompanied by Krs. Boyce, 
and settled in T/ashington, B.C., for the purpose of practicing lew , but owing 
to the "test oath", it was several years before he was allowed to appear in 
the courts, during w>iich time he assisting in editing the National Intelligence, 
corresponded with several other prpers and assisted General Caleb Gushing in 
his practice. 

There wns something quite pathetic jn his struggles at this time , 


but throughout he was cheerful and industrious, At lest a brighter doy 
da\vned, and restrxctions were removed, and Mr. Boyce began his practice 
befroe the commissions and United States Courts, .nd although he has not 
emfissed v/ealth, he has a competence and is forced to v/ork no longer. He lends 
leads a quiet, uneventful life et his country home in Fairfax County, Virginia. 
His household consists of Mrs. Boyce, her sister, I.'rs. Herbert, his son-in-law, 
Richerd 'A', Geillard, and only daughter, Frances B. Geillsrd. 


(From Ednngton's History) 
Ne7;s and Hers Id, "Jmnsboro, S.C, May 17, 1901. 

Andrew Feaster (the neme wes then spolt Ffister, 1740) emigrfted to this 
Sttte from Bucks Coimty, Pennsylvania, His father, Peter Fenster, died on the road 
end wr:s buried sonewhere in Virginia. From his vies descended the present family of 
Feasters on the Beaver Greek section of the county, better known as the Feosterville 
tov.'nship. He hed s cousin, jchn i^eester, who came at the same time and settled in 
Edgefield County. He Tas the great-grrndfether of Laurens Fesster of the "Dark Corner" 

Andrew Feaster was trice married; by the first wife only one daughter, v/ho 
married '.Tilliam Golvin, of the Sandy River section of Chester County, novi knovm. as 
the Halsellville to^mship, near whero John Simpson now livss. She moved 7;ith some 
of the children to Greene Coimty, Alabama, and lived to be quite an hundred years 
of age. His second wife rvas ?*5argBret Fry Cooper, who had by a former marriage , 
two children, Adam and Eve Cooper, both of whom lived to be quite old. Eve married 
Jacob Stone, whose mother was Ruth Lyles, a member of the Chester branch of that 
family. Jacob Stone was a soldier in the Revolution and drew a pension as lon| 
as he lived. Andrew Feaster's children by the second marriage viorei John, who 
married Drucilla l!oblSy, daughter of Samuel T^obley. She died 1806- (actually Drucilla 
died A'^ril 15, 1307) . John's children werei Jacob, better knovm as "Squire Jake", 
Andrew, Savilla, Susan, K^ary, Cheney, and John M. Savilla married Robert Gregg 
Cameron, and no?/ lives near V/hite Oak. John I'., married I'eziak Pickott. He now(l336) 
is living in Florida, on Lndian River. Jacob, son of John, married Is belle Coleman, 
druphter of David R. Coleman, than whom a better man never livod. Jacob Feaster lived 
and died nofr BucV'iecd. His children were: Jacob F., v/ho married Elizabeth Stono. 
''OSes C. Fo-^.ster is the only living child of that marriage. 

Edith D. mnrried Henry J. Lyles, They had four children, three of whom are now 
living. John C, msrried VIsb Sallie Lyles, youngest deughtnr of the late Col. 
77illiain S. Lyles, by his first nrrriage to Miss V/ood.vard. Susan E. married 
S.'!, Simons, of Lexington County, South Carolina. David R. married Miss Victoria 
2. Rawls of Columbia, S.C,, by v/hom he had several children. His first wife died 
in Januarj'j 1877, and in Decerabor, 1878, married Mrs. Hattie E. Colensn, nee 
Porter, a doughtsr of Rev. C.J.!. Porter, of Ridgewey, South Carolina. By her 
former raarriage she h£-d five children. By her marriage to D.R. Fe-ster, she had 
four. They hr^ve one of the largest families in the county. Sixteen children and 
six grandchildren. There were two girls younger than D.R., Isabelle and llary N., 
both of whoa died quite young. 

Andre?; F9tst-;r, John Feaster's second son, married I.Iary Norris of 
Edgefield County, by whom ha had elevei; children, 5 sons and 6 daughters. The 
youngest son, T.D. Feaster, is no?; living nenr the old homestead. He is the 
only one of this fr.mily no-^ living in this county. The eldest son and daughter 
are living near Columbia. The fourth son, Elbert H., was blind from inffincy, 
end was educated at Boston, IJass. He was a remarkable man. He knew every one 
by their voice. Once having been introduced and conversing v;ith the verist 
stronger, he would ever after know him by his voice, no matter where he met 

Nrthcn A. Feaster, second son of ;jidrew, was thrice married; first to 
Karia Louisn Rawls, of Columbia, by whom he hud one daughter, who married 
John G. Volling, of Fef sterville. His second wife wcs a Miss Brown, of Anderson 
County, 8 sister of Col. Nevrton Brown, by whom he hr'd one daughter, who is now 
the wife of a Mr. Tribbls, of th^ town of Anderson. His third wife was a Miss 
McCl-'mahan, of Greenville County. There are two children by this marriage now 


living in Greenville, a son and deughter. Jacob N., Andrew's third son, was 
twice married, and is now living in Florida. The eldest daughter married 
Dr. T«J. Rawls, of Columbia. The doctor is dead, £ nd Mrs. Rawls and her only 
child, B,A. Rawls, are now living in Cilumbia. 

The second daughter married William IJilliams, of Anderwon County, and 
moved to Texas, since the war, and there died. Belle, the third daughter, 
married William Lonergan, of Charlotte, North Carolina, by whom she had several 
children, only one now living, the wife of G.W, Coleman. Julia, the fourth 
daughter, maxried Robert H. Coleman, who died at Augusta, Georgia, during the 
late war. Mrs, Coleman now lives in Florida. Sallie, the prettiest of all the 
girls, married George Butler, and died a without issue. Narcissa M. Feaster 
died a few years since, unmarried. Susan, John Feaster's oldest daughter 
married Robert F. Coleman, a son of the Patriach, D.R. Coleman. Mrs. Wesley 
Mayfield is the only one living of that family. The second daughter, Mary, 
married H« Jonathan Coleman, by whom she had sixteen children, lileven of whom 
lived to be grown, 9 sons and 2 daughters. Truly may it be said that Feaster- 
ville township was benefitted by the issue of this marriage. It gave to the 
township three of the veiry best physicians, two of whom, Dt^, Preston and 
Franklin Coleman, gave up their lives in Virginia for the "Lost Cause." Only 
two of the boys are now living, D.R. Colemaa , of Feastenrille, and G.W, Coleman, 
of Cash's Depot, South Carolina. Allen lost his life at Petersburg; Jacob died 
at Wilmington, N.C, in 1864; Dr. R.W, Coleman, better known as "Dr. Bob", was 
one of the best nurses that evet lived. He married Nancy McConnell, by whom he 
had several children. He was as game as a Ku Klux to. the day of his death, 
which occuroed in May, 1873, John Feaster, the eldest, married a Miss Gladden 
and died inFebruary, 1856. His wife didd April following, leaving six small 

children to the cold oharitles of the world. But the noble Old Roman, H. Jonathan 
Colemaity was equal to the occasion. He and his married children took these orphans 
and raised them in their families as one of their own children. HUT. Coleman, Jr., 
died in May, 1874, leaving a wife and five children. His widow is now the wife 
of D.R. Feaster. Dr. Preston Coleman married a Uiss Secrest of Lancaster. He was 
captian of Company C, 17th South Carolina Regiment and had his log shot off at the 
knee at the second Battle of Uanassas. He and Dr. B.F. Coleman were educated at 
The Citadel Academy. Dr. B.F. was Lieutenant of his brother's company. He was 
wounded and died a few months after at Winchester, Va., where his body now lies. 
D.R. Coleman had his eyesight impaired by a blast during the conttruotiott of the 
S. & U. Railroad. G.W., the youngest son, went to the front at the age of 17. 
Elizabeth married Beverly C. Mitchell; both living in Americua, Ga. Johnm Feaster'* 
dau^tery Cheney, married H»A. Coleman. There were eight ehildr^ by this marriage, 
only three now livings J Jl.F. Coleman is now living at the old homestead, a man of 
high social qualities and industrious habits. He is better known by the sobriquet 
of "Beeswax"; David A. Coleman married Sarah A. Yongue, who survives him, he having 
died during the war. She has reared as noble a family of boys a« there is in 
Feesterville Township. JJV..F. Coleman married a daughter of Samuel H. Stevenson, 
idio lives in the hearts of his neighbors and friends, and everybody knows "Unele 
Sam", and it will not be left to the futtire=) generations to do so, but the present 
one calls him blessed. Henry A. Coleman married Rebecca Younge. He was wounded 
three times at the Second Battle of Uan&sses, and did not live long after, leaving 
an only daughter, now living with her mother in Winnsboro, S. C; Robert C. Coleman, 
the youngest son of "Uncle Henry's" was drowned while bathing at Church Flats in 186J 


The eldest dau^ter narried Wklllaa Touage, eon of Robert Tounge. The second 
daughter Biarrled James Lery Hunter, of Cheater County, but now of Powder 
Springs, Cobb Coxurty, Georgia* Isabella, the third daughter, narried Thomas L« 
IfanniBg of Uarietta, Georgia. The fourth daughter married A.J. McGonnell, better 
known as "Dick." She died a short while aftwr her marriage. He was first 
lieutenant of Bailey's Company, 17th Regiment, and was killed the day of the 
"blow up" at Petersburg. John Feaster's youngest daughter, as has been mentioned 
before, married R. Gregg Cameron. She raised seven sons and four daughters; 
James, the eldest, emigrated to Florida to look after the interests of John II. 
Feast er, whose daughter he afterwards married. He died not long after, leaving 
a widow with one ehild. John married Mrs. Hoffman, nee Robinson. She did not 
live long, and John died in Columbia, 8 or 10 years ago. 

J. Feaster Cameron was a man of education and refinement, a nobleman 
of the day. He was eolonel ef an Arkansas regiment, was twice shot and left for 
dead, but he was spared to be a living witness to the destroying power of ardent 
spirits. He was one of the best of lawyers, a hero ef many Vattlee, that fell 
a victim to ota^ nation's curse, strong drink. The second eoa. Dr. Andrew S« 
Cameron, married Susan T. Amette, a daughter of Mrs. We^Tey Mayfield, of 
Buckhead. He died so«a after the war, leaving a widow and one ehild. She 
having since died, her son is living with his gx*andmother, Mrs. Wesley Mayfield. 
Robert Cameron died during the early part of the war. Alex, the only surviving 
ehild, resides near White Oak. Re married the second daughter of James W. Tounge, 
by his Crosby-Estes wife. The eldest daughter married Henry Younge, son of John 
I. Tounge, from whom Toungesville took its name. 

The second daughter married Dr. Christopher Simonton, a good man and 
first rate doctor. He moved to Florida, but lived only a short time. She returned 
to South Carolina with her two children, John and Robert. John, since arriving at 
manhood, returned to Florida. Tebert ia at the old John Simonton homestead, and is 


one of the most successful planters in that section. Sarah married John 
Simonton, a brother of Dr. Christopher; he laso moved to Florida, where he 
soon died • The fourth and youngest daughter married Colonel Lee McAfie, 
(Colonel LeRoy McAfee, accopding to his tombstone in Concord Presbyteriaa 
Church Cemeteiry. WTC), of North Carolina, She was one of the prettiest 
women of the land. She and her husbend died early, leaving an infant son, 
who was reared, and now resides with his grandmother of the old Cameron 
homestead. Out of this family of ele'ien children we how have living the old 
mother, her son Alex, and five grand-children, 

Andrew Feaster's second son, Jacob Feaster, married a Kennemore, and 
died without issue, leaving a good solid estate to be divided between brothers 
and sisters. One of Andrew Feaster's daughters married E. Wooley, who removed 
to Edgefield, and thence to Cass, now Barton County, Georgia, where he died, 
leaving one son. Colonel A. Feaster Wooley. Another daughter married Rundley 
McShan, They had several children, all of 7/hom removed to the west. The boys 
Ferdinand and Andy, to Mississippi and Arkansas. One of the daughters, Judith, 
married Isaac Coleman. She died a few years since in Union County, this state 
(South Carolina) at the hone of one of her daughters, three of ■«*iom have married 
in that county, one to T^illiam Tucker; she is not a widow; one to William Jeter, 
and another to John Jeper. Isaac Coleman still survives. Another daughter of 
Andrew Feaster married Moses Cockrell. There are only tow children now living, 
John Feaster Cockrell and Margatet Stone, who married a son of the old Revolutionary 
soldier before mentioned. She is now 8b years of age. Of the stepson, Adam Cooper, 
ell of his descendants moved to Mississippi, His son George, the crack rifle shot 
of his dsy, married a Triplet of Chester County. His children all now live in 
'iJineton County, Mississinpi. Adam Cooper's daughter, Margaret, married Captain 
Williaa E. Hill, a brother of Simeon Hill, and here the old election, it was called 
Hill's bok, afterwards Feastemlle, and it was then said that as the Hill box 


goes, 80 goes the county, and it verified, to the disappointment of many 
who had run well elsewhere; but Hill's box gave them "Hell"., as the expressed 
it, and this was so often said that they gave it the name of "Hell's Box." 
This same Simeon Hill was "one of the old-fashioned , plfein , honest" men of 
the day of whom nothing could be said except in his praise. 

David R. Coleman, the Patrisch of the Coleman family in Fairfield, 
was bom in Halifax County, North Carolina, May 19, 176b, and died March 25, 18bb, 
His father, Robert Coleman, married Elizabeth Roe. Robert removed to this 
country when David was a small boy. His wife gave him 14 children. David Roe, 
who lived and died on the land first settled by his father when he came here, is 
still in the possession of descendants of the same name. John R. Coleman moved 
to Greene County, Alabama. Robert Roe Coleman lived and died where his son, 
Johathan D. Coleman's widow now lives. '.Yiley R. Coleman married a Ragsdale, 
of Chester County, and raised a large family, of whom 'Villiam Buck was the oldest, 
and H.J.F.'.V, eolSiaan is the youngest. Out of this family only one is now living, 
H.J.F.7/. Coleman, and all except him went west and lived there. They are numbered 
among the bast citizens. 


In stallment # 2, from Edring ton's Histo ry of Fairfield * 
WinBsboro, News and Herald, May 21, 1901 

Allen R. Coleman married a daughter of Charles Coleman, a cousin; 
settled, lived and died on Rocky Creek, in Chester County, Here I will mention 
something out of the general orden Alleni R. Coleman's wife presented him with 
twin daughters, and one of his neighbors, by the name of Gladden, had twin sons, 
and when these twins grew up, they married. John Gladden married Rebecca, end 
James Gladden married Betsy Coleman. They both raised large families from whom 
there is many of the name in both Chester and Fairfield Counties. Griffin R, 
Coleman moved v;est and all sight of him has been lost. So, of William R., Sarah 
and Elizabeth, first and second daughters of Robert Coleman, married and went West, 
Solomon R. Coleman's children all moved West, He married a distant relative, a 
daughter of Stephen Coleman; Francis went West, Zerebable died young; Henry 
Jonathan was the 13th child, next to Ancil, the baby of the family, 14 in all, 
David Roe Coleman married Edith Beam in 1787 or 178«. Robert F. (Tow- Headed Bob) 
as he was called, married the eldest daughter of John Feaster and raised i-o sons 
and four daughters; the eldest married William Coleman, son of Solomon. The second 
married Atkins; ^e died, and she then married Andrew Hancock. They moved to 
Rtindolph County, Georgia. The third daughter, the present I'rs. Mayfield, has been 
married four times; first, to Itertin Coleman, and then to James Branon, by whom 
she had one child. Next she married John Q, Arnette, There were four children 
by this marriage. Dr. R.C. Arnette is the only surviving child. 


Robert Coleman's fourth daughter married Dr. S.Y/.B. licLurkin, by whom 
Bhe had three children, and died soon aftet the war. John J. and Andrew E. Coleman 
moved West and married there. Both are now dead. v;iley F. Coleman married a Miss 
Elem, of Chaster Coimty (Nancy Elam), end died near Halsellville. Kis v/idow moved to 
Chembers County, Alabama, and died there several years ago, leaving one son, Colonel 
D.R. Coleman, He is an enterprising farmer of that county. David H. Coleman married 
a Kiss Franklin and lived and died in Green County, Alabama, where he removed soon 
after his Trarriage, Wilson H. Coleman also moved to Alabama and married a Miss 
Jolinston there, and died, leaving several children, 

Isabelle, first daughter of D.R. Coleman, married Squifft Jake Feaster; 
Elizabeth married Iseec Nolen,i;inuved to Indian Springs, Georgia. After her marriage 
she rode from her father's to Indian Springs on horse- back, there oeing no rail- 
roads in those days, and very poor dirt roads. TThat would the average woman of 
today say to taking a horse-beck ride of 300 miles or less. She we* the mother 
of ton hildren. She is now living in ^'mith County, Texas, at the advanced age 
of 80 years, Sarfh, the youngeat daughter of DJl. Coleman, died early. The 
Colemans and Feasters were long lived and splendid types of physical manhood, 
the average r'eiBfit about 220, and the most of the Colemans over six feet tall, 

Pvaong the early settlers on L'ee.vsr Creek and McClures were the '.Videners, 
Beams and Dyies, all of whom moved upon the Chinquapin lands on the line of Chester 
and Fbirfield, where most of their descendants live today. The land they then 
gave up is now owned by T.l.:. Lyles, J.C. end T.D, Feaster, end D.P. Crosby, and 
is considered the best section of Fairfield County, 

The l^eedors lived on KcLines (?) (might raecn rcClures) Creek. They, the 


Hills and the "Cage" end Cullen branch of the Mobley family owned, with the 
exception of e fer smell tracts, all thct whole country. Dr» 7/,M» Ueador and 
his boys, Dr. Lem end John Meedor, reprecentetives of the lest named families, 
own a portion of the lend lying on Beaver Creek and between UcClures Creek and 
the river and north to the Chester line. In this section lived the Nevetts, 
Jenkins, Sheltons, Newbles, Chspmans, and later, Andrew McConnell, who bought 
the plantetion now OTmed byJ..F.V, Legg from Vajor 77illiam S. Lyles . McConnell 
was a poor bey, but when he died was the possessor of thousands of acres of land 
and more than 100 sieves, J.F.V. Legg married his widow and now lives at the old 
homestead. Further north we had l/eredith Poole L'eador, who ov,Tied the place 
occupied by Leiurens Fecster. Allen (Alben ?) Boulware owned e large tract of 
land on Broad River. Stephen Crosby Ijved near the line and owned land in both 
Chester and Fairfield counties. His oldest son, Thomas, married a Kiss Parks, 
end their son, Charley Crosby now owns nearly all of the land that was his 
father's and grandfatner's , The next son, Coleman Crosby, married a Miss Walker, 
of Chester County. He was the fr.ther of L'rs . Dr. Estes and W.Vif, Crosby, "«7illiam 
Crosby married a Thomas and raised a large family of children, Davis Crosby v.-as 
quite popular and represented the county in the Legislature, Stephen Crosby 
married Frances, the oldest daughter of Cornelius Nevitt. He bought from the late 
Gov, John H, Means the place now ov.ned by his only child, Mrd, D.P. Crosby, It is 
one of the prettiest places in the up-country. One of old Stephen Crosby's daughter! 
married Charles Douglfss, 7'ho lived end died near Alston, P.ichard Crosby, Uncle 
"Dick", as he was celled, married a Conway, end lived to a ripe old age. He and 
Jtcub Stone, his hearest neighbor, were called by the wags of the neighborhood, 
the "Siamese Twins" , They alv.'ays wont to Chester end Columbia together, end re- 
turned hone with jugs full. They v/ere thrifty end enterprising fetmers, j± v/as 
scid by the wags that they did not know what Andy Feastor Colvin's boys would 
have done for wives if "Uncle Dick" had not r? ised so many pretty gitls . All 


of the Colvin boys married Crosbys, except one or two. 

David Henderson, a brother of old Thomas Henderson, wo lived on 
Broad River, was considered the ugliest man of his day, end was called 
"Pretty Dave". He always kept one eye closed and gave as a reason that he 
did not wish to wear them both out at the same time. There are many quaint 
sayings and laughable anecdotes told of him which will live here as long as 
the memoiT' of man liveth, for they are handed down from father to son. He 
was a man of considerable education for his day and time. Had it not been 
for whiskey he would have been a useful member of society, but as it was, 
everybody liked "Pretty Dave", Once when he and his brother, Tom were 
returning home from Columbia, they met a stranger who looked at Tom in 
amusement ("Pretty Dave" was lying in the wagon drunk) and said, "You are 
the ugliest man I ever saw." Tom replied that he would " bet him $5.00 
that he could show him an uglier men than he was." The bet was good, and 
Tom called to his brother, Dave, to look out. The stranger gave him the 
money, saying that he "had honestly won it." 

Old men Simeon Free lived at the head of McClures Creek years 
ago, but he and all of his children moved to the west. The children of 
Wiley and Hiram Coleman own all of the Henderson and Free land. 

Uncle Tom Williams was a carpenter, millright, etc. He was 
considered the best man physically speaking in the county. His wife was 
Dorcas Halsell, whose mother was a Wagoner, after whom Fort Wagoner was 
named, that was erected on Beaver Creek. We then had the Gwinns, Weirsq> 
Tongues, Mindocks (?) (probably Ifurdocks). and Ifcicons. 

General Ed. Taylor of the "Dark Corner" has been honored by 
his fellow citizens to every office that he has asked for - first Captain, 
then Uajor, then Colonel, end lastly General of the State Militia. He is 
yet living, and his eyes are as bright, and his step apparently as firm as 


John Feester, son of Andrew Feaster, was the foimder of Feasterville 
Academy, and donated 7^ acres of land to Liberty Church, and ^^ acres to the 
Academy. Tradition says that John Feeater had the first glass windows in the 
township. Thomas Coleman lived and died on the premises now occupied by D.R. 
Feaster, and was the owner of the first brick chimney north of Beaver Creek, 

The Chapmens were a numerous and prominent family on McClnres Creek. 
They have all left except Giles Chapman and the widow and children of John 
Chapman, who owned the old Halsellville property, just beyond the line in 
Chester County, 

Cornelius Nevitt, of whom mention has already been made, had three 
sons, tiTO of whom are now living. Cornelius now resides at Brooksville, 
Florida; Joseph K. is living near the old homestead; Jack was killed at 
Khoxville, Tennessee, in December, 1863; Frances, his eldest daughter, married 
Stephen Crosby, Precious Ann married Frances H, Ederington, and Brooks 
married Lanson (?) v/ithers, then Oliver Waters , then Rev, Mrs, Moore, of 
North Carolina, Mrs, LJi, Fee is her daughter by her first marriage. Laura, 
the youngest, married William McY/horter, and live in North Carolina, Charles 
Wetore, her eldest son by her second marriage, married Miss Fannie D. Kerr, 
daughter of V/illiam Kerr, »iio resides near Shelton, S.C, 

On the headwaters of McClures Creek lived old Henry Tynes, Of the 
"Cage" (Micajah) , Cullen, and Isham Mobley fsmxlies, their name was legion. 
The Crowders were from North Carolina and were as numerous as the Mobley 8, 
Notly Mobley was the "bully" of the precinct. Big John Cockerel was the "bully" 
of the White Oak section. He determined he would try manhood with Mobley, but 
Notly was of a slow and sluggish disposition and had to have coals of fire 
heaped upon his back before he would move. Cockerel told him he came there to 
whip Him or be v/hipped. Uncle Isham Mobley could not stand it any longer, and 

■aid as much to Nctly. IShen Cockerel tunred to him tad asked him if he 
took it up, — "Yes, by God, I do," iras the immediate replyt and at it 
they went, end John Cockerel went home badly whipped, so he said, and 
not whipped by the "bully", but by a much smaller man. Such acts as these 
were not infrequent at that time, and each section had its "bully", and he 
was honored end respected as such. Robert Mobley, #10 lives near 77oodward, 
C. C. & A. railroad, is the only one of this branch of the Mobley family 
living in the country. 

Old Bolin 7/right ccme from Virginia and settled about a mile west 
of Liberty Church, where he died. He was a Revolittionary soldier. The most 
notable of his children were William Wright, a Baptist preacher of the old 
school, and Uriah S. Wright, who was noted in his day and time as a "home 
doctor" and was called by nearly one Dr. Wright, His practice was not con- 
fined to Fairfield, but to Chester, Union and Newberry counties, demanded and 
had his services, ^e was eccentric, erratic and generous. He was a great fox 
himter and what he did not know about fox-hunting was left out of the spelling 

In 1860 Major T,77. Woodward was a candidate for the Legislature, and 
stopped with a relative who lived near the "Comer" , end on inquiring for the 
names of those living around, he was told to call on old Wright by all means. 
"Old Uriah is a fox-himter, and I am sure you (the Major was a fox-hunter, too) 
can talk enough about dogs to secure his vote." "Well, give me some points about 
the pack," said the Major. "Ring Smith is his best strike and Jolly Wright his 
coldest trailer, and Molly Clowney his swiftesjt nmner*" The Major having ob- 
tained a description of these dogs, so there would be no difficulty in identifying 
them, made it convenient to call on old Uriah the next day about dinner time. Old 
Uriah hed just come in from ploughing as the Major rode up to the gate. i'Ms is 
Dr. Wri^, I suppose," said the Major. "Shat is what Johathan D. and the boys 
around here calls me," "My name is Woodward and I am a candidate for the 

Legislature, and being a young man on my first political legs, I am going 
around to see and be eeen, if not by everybody, certainly by the most prominent 
and influential citizens of each section." "Git down, you a monstrous likely 
man, and I'll take you to see Pinkey (his wife), and we will see what she has 
to say about it," The Major descended end was going into the house to see 
"Pinkey", the ?diile discussing the crops with old Uriah, when he paused a 
moment and turning in the direction of some hounds who were lying around in 
the shade, he said: "Dr. Wright, I eun a very peculiar man* I love the ladies 
dearly, it is true, ;.nd yet, I hope, sir, you will pardon my weakness, — a 
fine hound dog comes nearer perfection in my eye than any earthly object," 
"And what do you know about dogs ?" asked old Uriah, turning from the house 
and following the Major who had gone in the direction of the dogs and was 
already seated at the 'froct of a large White oak, with the whole peck around 
him. He had little difficulty in selecting the dogs of note from the 
description given him the night bufore, and after some gereral somnent on 
dogs, he said, " TJhet is the name of this dog?", "Ah I Ring Smith, you say ? 
An imcommonly fine dog he seems to be - if there is any truth in signs, he 
ought to be a mighty strike," "Good strike, did you say? If there were four 
thousand dogs here, I would bet a million dollars that Ring Smith would open 
three miles ahead of the best hunter in the bunch, and you might go before a 
magistrate and swear that is was a fox when he opened," was old Uriah's reply. 
The Major was now intently examining a large pale black and tan dog which 
filled the description of Jolly Wright - the coldest dog - feeling his nose and 
walking around he eyed him intently, "Dr. Wright," said he at last, " I think 
this one of the most remarkable doge I have ever seen, just look at that head 
and feel his nose; I nonestly believe this is the coldest dog I have ever seen, 


"Coldest, did you say? Why he can small 'em when they have been gone three and 
four weeks, and if the fur ain't good, he wont open on 'em then," Molly 
Cloimey had hoen easily recognized end now ccme in for her turn, "Here ought 
to be the very apple of your eye," said the Major, "for if I do not know any- 
thing about dogs, this is unquestionably the fie test footed animal I have ever 
met; tell me now truthfully, can't she out-run anything in these parts?" 
"Run, did you say? No, she can't run a bit; but there ain't a crow, nor a 
turkey- buzzard that ever crossed 'the comer' that san hold a light to her 
a-f lying; I have seed her tried against many of 'em. Dinner is about ready 
and I want Pinkey to meet you." The Llajor was taken into the house and 
introduced to Ifrs, Wri^t . "Ain't he likely, Pinkey? Just look at himl" and 
the old man led him around like a fine horse at a Fair. "And smart I Why he 
has forgot more than all the other candidates ever knowed. I eun sure ho 
must be close kin to old preacher, Billy Woodward, for I heard my daddy iaj 
he was the smartest man in the world, and he knowed irtiat he was talking 
about ." 

After dinner, the Major having promised to introduce a bill for the 
benefit of tired dogs, providing that ho fence should be over five rails high, 
was in the act of leaving when "Old Uriah" called Pinkey to bring his fiddle, 
saying, "Hold on 'till I play "The Devil's Dream" for you." TIThen he finiahed 
his peice, "One good turn deservos another" said the Major, "I'll play a tune 
for you before I go," and taking up the fiddle , he rendered "Hell Broke Loose 
in Georgia" , with such spirit and skill that " Old Uriah" jumped up , hugged 
Pinkey, and cut the pigeon wing all over the room. 

It is n edless to say that the Major got "Old Uriah's" vote. 

P art i'r 3 
News & Herald, Winnsboro, S.C., Friday, Kay 24, 1901. 

David Wright moved off to Jug Tavern, Ga., where he died. William 
Wright married a daughter of "Cage" Mobley. (Gemimah Mobley) . His eldest 
daughter married Jonathan McLane. 

Many of the Hills were known by nick-names, such as "Varment Dick", 
"Stump Bill", He was a Mobley, "Londee Bill" Hill, "Ly-down", etc. These 
names were given from certain peculiarities of manner, character, or habits 
of the man. VHiere Moses Clowney now lives (and he, Moses, was not an old-timer, 
is now one of the staunchest citizens of uhat township,) there lived years ago 
i(7illi8m Robinson, knovm as "Boiled Meet Billy." His house was a great resort 
for those who loved to dance and enjoy themselves. Four of his sons lived 
here after they were grown, Billy, Willis, Nat and John. The eldest girl 
married "Guber" Dye; one married John Hancock, and the youngest, Rebecca, 
married James Gaston, but did not live long. Mr. Gaston then married a 
daughter of Nathan Parrot. There were then several families of Shirleys. 
Hetter John or "Lying John" as he was called when he would tell an unaccountable 
tele, emd when doubts were expressed by anyone, he would defend himself by 
saying, "If it is a lie, Ned Ueens told it, for he told me." Ned Means was 
noted for his veiracity, and Shirley thought no one would doubt for a moment 
what he said. "Sugar" John Shirley was just the opposite. He was a miller and 
shoemaker. His only son was killed in the war. Martin Beam, who is a grand- 
son of his, is now overseer of Feasterville Grange. Mirron Shirley was not 
bright, and he used to create some amusement by his sing-song way of telling 

There was a large family of L'eltons that lived on Beav?r Creek 
on land now owned by James Turner* I should have mentioned while on the 
Meadow side of the township, Major William Seymore; he was a leading man, 
taught singing school when the old Southern Harmony was used. He was major 
in the militia, and came very near being elected sheriff at the time Emmett 
Ellison was elected. The Major was second best, and they had one of the very 
strongest men in the county as a competitor, James Johnston, who was Ordinary 
just as long as he wished to be. Seymore moved to Randolph County, Alabama, 
and he is now dead. His wife was a sister of Andrew McConnell. 

I omitted at the proper place that ^iley and Henry J. Colemen were both 
hatters. They made such everlasting hats that it was impossible to wear them 
out; they had to be thrown away if you wished to rid yourself of them. 

Liberty Church was built by those of the Uhiversalist faith, and it was 
intended as its name indicates, for the use of any and every denomination 
that was disposed to worship in it. There were others who also contributed 
to the building besides Universalists, 

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News & Herald, Winnsboro, S.C, June 10, 1901. 

Inasmuch as it is expected that the author of en work should in 
some degree be known to its readers, either personally or historically, I 
will endeavor to sketch a short account of my family. As to my ancestry, 
I have but meager knowledge, such as i recollect from my father's detail 
end one or two other sources. My Paternal Grandfather, William Edermgton, 
eraicrated from TT^ales in the early settlement of Virginia, and located in 
what what was afterwards called King George County. He later meved to 
Stafford County, Virginia. He married a Helm. He, or she, was related 
to the Metcalfs, Fitz Hughs, and other distinguished families, I have 
heard my father, as well as my Virginia correspondent, state, whose letters 
were destroyed with my dwelling in February, 1865, by Sherman's army. Our 
family furnished two governors for Kentucky, Governors Helm and Met calf . 
My grandfather, as I heard my father say, was a member of the House of 
Burgesses in Virginia, before the Revolutionary War. He rode to South Carolina 
before the war and surveyed and entered a large tract of land on Rock Creek, 
Fairfield County, near Broad River, returned to Virginia, and not long after- 
wards he died. My grandmother removed shortly after his death, with several of 
her sons and daughters, and settled on xhis tract in South Carolina, My 
paternal uncles were all engaged in the Revolutionary War. My father being 
the youngest, did not engage in it until near its close. I heard him say that 
he volunteered at the age of sixteen under Captain Chamal Durham and encamped 
at Four Holes for some time awaiting orders, but soon after Sir Henry Clinton 
evacuated Charleston, and the corps was disbanded, .Jid the soldiers all left 


for their homes and were nearly stairvad before they reached their destination, 
being afraid to Cf 11 at any house or allow themselves to be seen, the country 
through which they had to pass being infested with Tories. Peace was soon 
after declared. Three of my uncles remained in Virginia until after the war, 
then moved to South Carolina and settled sn the land their father had bought. 
MjH uncle, James Ederington, remained only a few years, then moved to Kentucky 
and many years after to Mississippi, and there died, upwards of a hundred years 
old. My father was the only one of five brothers who remained on the old home- 
stead, and his grandson, A.L. Ederington, is now living there. My grandmother 
married a second time during the Revolutionary ^ar, John Davis, from York 
District, and her oldest deughter merried his son, James Daris, who lived near 
Monticello and died there in 1822. One of my aunts married Ephraim Lyles, son 
of EphraiB, the first settler, near Lyle's Ford; another aunt married a Puniey 
and another married a McMsnus. Two of ray uncles married in Virginia, the 
others in this state. My father married Frances Crosswhite, of Newberry 
County, Her mother was a widow when she left Culpepper County, Virginia, and 
moved to South Carolina before the Revolutionary War, and settled on Little 
River in Newberry County. She afterwards married George Griffin, viio moved 
on Broad River near Ashford Ferry, where both died. My father moved to a 
plantation he bought for my brother, but exchanged his old homestead for it 
in 1821, and died there on Beaver Creek where his remains are dLnterred. He 
died in June, 1824, aged sixty years. His small plantation was devised to me 
after the death of my mother, but she allowed me to sell it and I bought land 
If Major Thomas Lyles in 1827 and moved to it, where seh died April, 1829, at 
the age of sixty-two. My eldest brother, Jesse, married Elizabeth ^ebb in 
1810, an estimable and piou lady. He and she both died in 1863. Tlielr eldest 

son, 7:illiaTn H. Ederington, married in Mississippi, lived in Louisiana, ^.nd after 
the late war, died in Vicksburgh, Mississippi, of yellow fever in 1881. He had 
been a wealthy planter, hod two sons, •Villiam and Henry Clay, the latter now 
living in Fort T.orth, Taxss, a wealthy banker. James P. Ederington, my brother's 
second son is also living in Forth Worth, a deeler in Ir^nded estate. Henry C. has 
a family, but James F. never married. Robert J., his third son. died in Texas 
since the vcr, and was never married. Harrison E., his fourth son, died in .Vaco, 
Texas, about 1859. I.'.y brother, John, moved to Kentucky about 1815 and married end 
died there. My oldesrt brother, Francis, nevsr married. le died about 1832 in 
Union County. I'y oldest sister, Mildred, married William Pant in 1817, end moved 
to Unior County in 1821. Hq died in 1854, she aftorwsrds lived in Fairfield with 

her son Dr. F,H. Fant, and died there in 18 , at the advanced £ge of ninety-none. 

Her oldest son, O.H.P, Fant, is living in Laurens County, a planter and merchant. 
He married Liziee Jone, an intelligent and estimable lady. They have five children 
alive, tv70 married. The oldest married a wealthy Kentuckian, V/illiam Arnold, who 
is living near Richmond, Kentucky, and has but one child, a promising daughter. 
The second daugliter, Jessie, married Dr. James K. Cilder, of Newberry, an 
intelligent gentleman and worthy citizen of that town. F,¥. Fant, the eldest son, 
married in Kentucky. He is a lawyer and settled in Spartenburg, S.C. The other 
two sons, John and Y/illie, are yoiing, the former in his father's store in Newberry, 
the latter at school in Spartanburg. Dr. F,M.E. Fant was bom in Union, S.C. , 
practiced medicine successfully for many years, nd moved in 1867 to the place 
where I had been burnt cut by the Yankees. He still follows his avocation and is 
besides a good practical planter. Dr. Sam Fant, ray sister's third son, practiced 
medicine several years in Union and Laurens Counties. He moved to Newberry not 
long after our civil war and was engaged in the drug business until his, 
October 8, 1886. In 1871 he married Fanni'? Lyles, grsndaughter of 


Major Lylee, of Newberry, en intelligent and estinsble lady. They heve four 
promising children, three daughters and a son. My second sister, Elizabeth, 
married V.'illiem Vance, of Laurens County, in 1821. He lived and died near 
Milton. He was industrious, honest and economical, a saoosssful planter and 
worthy citizen. He died about 1827, leaving nine children, quite a charge for 
mjic sister, but she brought them up to labor, and taught them lessons of morality 
and economy. She moved to lassissippi ebout the year 1857 and died there a few 
years afterwards. Her children moved to the west elso, except the youngest, Susan, 
who married Richard Satterwhite, and lived in Newberry, where he died since the 
war. Carr E. Vance's only daughter, Mrs. Kinard, died in Newberry County in 1885, 
She was an estimeble lady and left only one son, who is at school in Newberry. 
One of her brothers, L.K. , is on the farm she left; the other, Carr E., is 
living in Texas. My third sister, Sallie, married David Vance, and lived near 
Milton, Laurens Cotaity, end diod there in 1832. She left four sons, all are now 
dead except the oldest, Rosborough, who is living in Rossuer Parish, Louisiana. 
He never married. /Jiother son, Thitfield, lived and died in the same parish in 
Louisiana. He married twice, both times Gilmers. He died a few years ago, 
leaving two children, I believe. The reader will pardon this lenghty mention of 
my family, I hope, when I assure him that it is not intended so much for the 
general reader f-a for my own family end relatives. I will now give a little 
sketch of my own life. 

I was bom at my father's old homestead on Rock Creek, in Fairfield 
County, S.C, February 10, 1803, I was sent ot oldfield school masters, where 
I learned but little until 1816 v/hen I was sent to James R. Wood, of Newterry 
County, yiho was an efficient teacher. I afterwards went to him in Monticello 
and boarded with him, intending to prepare myself for a teacher of the English 
branches. I returned home at the end of the year and secured a school worth 

$300 end board, I wes dissuaded from this enterprise by my friende, Dr. George B, 
Peorson, and Dr. Harris, oromising to make an M.D. of me if I would attend 
Mr Hodge's Lr.tin school about ten months, which I did in 1822, but after I re- 
turned I had to attend to my father's feitn, which required all of ray time and 
care. I have never had cause to regret not reading and practicing the healing 
art, but I would hove done so ha . I had the means. As I befora stated, my 
father soon after died, and I moved in 1827 t« where I am now living, and en- 
gaged in mercantile enterprise with John Smith, as partner, and also ran a farm. 
John Smith soon after died. He was an estimable, high-toned gentleman from the 
Tateree settlement; he had formerly been a partner in a store with Major Thomas 
Lylee. My school and classmates at the Itonticello School in 1822, when I took 
my first course in Latin, iirere '"illiara P. Hutchison, Daniel Dansby and Franklin 
Davis. The old course of Lt-tin was a tsrdy one cpmpared with present, and I 
could almost hgve gone through with all the clascics in ten months in the way 
Lr.tin is now taught. I stueied assidiously, determined to leave my class as 
soon as possible, v;hich I did, and enter the next highest with stufents who had 
been some two and some three years in that study, I had as classmates William 
B. Means, Robert Means, James B. Dsvis, William K, Davis, and C. De Grtffenreid. 
I recited with these until October end said an extra lesson every morning in 
Cicero. These together with ';Villiam M. Nyers, Thomas B. Woodward, James A. 
'.Voodv/ord, Cullan Powell, John H. Keans, and myself, were bearding with Colonel 
Jonathan Davis, and our sleeping department was in his old store-house recently 
fitted up. for that purpose. Being the greater part of the time from under the 
olservation of our host and tutor, the reader may well imagine we had a nice 
tine of it, yet the larger number of us were quite studious. This was the first 
school, strenpe i^s it vmy appear, in which any of us studied geography, although 
several of the students were fair Greek scholars. Our tutor, Hr. Hodges, a 
graduate of the South Caroline College, urged us to the importrnce of geography 

and wrote to Columbia for Cunraing's Geography and Atlas for us, a snell book 
end atlas thet rculd be laughed et by the students of the present day. The 
maps were not colored; I borro^sed a p&int box and p&inted mine, the only 
colored one in school. Silss H. Heller, eftei-vards s la'viyer end a member of 
our legislature, was also one of our students, well advanced in the classics, 
Ke WES from Newberry County end boarded with Mr. Phillip Pearsh, Sr, I must 
not forget an unDleesant obstacle in our progress, viz: The Bible lessons I We 
of our omi accord received Bible lessons on Sunday evenings, Mr, Hodges after 
a while neglected to come, end wished to hear the recitations on I.'ionday morning. 
We rebelled against that and he suspended us for two weeks. At the expiration 
of the given time, only two returned to his school, S,H, Heller and myself, 7/e 
came back on our o^-n terms, vizt To drop the Bible les:;ons, and the five who 
did not return caused the school to wane and no doubt Mr, Hodges regretted the 
rash act he adopted. He was a netive of Abbeville County , BJid a contemporary 
of John C, Calhoun, and I think they were in the South Carolina College together. 
Mr. Hodges afterwards became an eminrnt Baptist preacher, I closed my mercantile 
life in 1840, end bought land on troad River, and conducted two farms until 1867, 
when I had become too feeble from old age to mannpe free labor, and sold both 
plc^ntetions to my nephew. Dr. F,!'. Fant, to whom I was in debt. I then taught 
free schools until 1881 is'hen I was compelled from debility to discontinue. I 
again ask nerdon of the reader for trespassing on his patience in giving the 
uninteresting history of my lonr life. It has been a ruf:ped Journey to pass 
through, ciore so in consequence of ill health in ray eerly nnd middle life, which 
I give ae on excuse for never having married. 

There are no remark'ble charf.cteristics in out fetrily to notice; as 
a general thing we ? re induFtrious, honest, candid and inpatient. Some of the 
descendants of the stock who emigrDted from Virginia ere physicians and only 


one lewyer. I have never known one of the family to nm for office. When I 
■was a member of the Buckhead troop of cavalry, I •was the only exception* A 
vacancy occured for cometist, and I found my name posted on the old Buckhead 
store for that office, without consultation with me. I was elected by a nearly 
unanimous vote, receiving seventy out of seventy-three. The location of our 
muster ground wes not long efter removed and I resigned my eommisGion, the first 
and last 1 ever held. It was handed to me by Ganeral John H. Means. 



From The News & Here Id, Winnsboro, S.C., June 18, 1901 

Rev. James Rogers was for many years Principal of the Monticello 
Academy in its early existance. He first married a Miss Boyd; they had one 
son, John. After her deeth he married Miss Celia Davis, sister of Colonel 
John Davis; she left no children. R«v , James Rogers was for many years pastor 
of the Presbyterian Church near Kincaid's bridge, called the Brick Church. He 
died at ^Tiite Hall, where Mr. Thomas McGill now lives, about the year 1830. 
Colonel Hugh Stevenson afterwards lived and died in the same house. Colonel 
Jonathan Davis was a son of James Davis, who came from York County a short time 
after the Revolutionary War, and married Miss Mollie Ederington. He became a 
Baptist prtubher about the year 1835 . He was a man of liberal education and a 
rigid disiplinarian in church government. He served Rock Creek, Little River 
and other churches for many years, even aftet he became a cripple. He was much 
devoted to the cause of his Master, cJid died near Monticello about the year 1860 
in full assurance of eternal bliss. I should have mentioned before that Colonel 
Jonathan Davis married Miss Rebecca Kincald, a daughter of Captain James Kincaid , 
one of the pious women I ever knew. While I boarded with them in 1822, she be- 
came a cripple for life. She bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and 
lived many years afterwards. She died it the home of her eon-in-lsw, the Rev. 
James C. Furman, in Greenville, South Carolina, having been blessed with a long 
life. No purer woman ever lived. Colonel Jonathan had nine children, six sons 
and three daughters. 

Dr. James B. Davis married a Miss Scott, practiced medicine in 
Winnsboro, then he became a large planter where he lived near Monticello. 

He afterwards Bpent five years in Turjcey in the interest of the Sultan in regard 
to producing cotton in his Empire, He returned to South Carolina with hi8 family 
about the year 1845, and died soon sfter in Fairfield. V/illiam K. Davis married 
a Mies Ziimnerman of Derlington County, S.G., and was a planter neer Monticello 
for n»ny years. He aftejnpards moved to Charleston; he did not remain in the city 
long before he returned to Fairfield, c*nd died about 1871, He read law In Union 
County at Mr, John ';7elshs, but never practiced that profession. He was a very 
intelligent and well-read man, a devoted husband and father and much beloved by 
all who knew him. He has a son in Charleston, having his wife's name, Zimmerman, 
He was colonel of the 5th South Carolina Cavalry in Butler's Brigade, Confederate 
States Army, ?/.K. Davis hadthree other sons and two daughters; Major 7.'illiam 3» 
and Clinn C, Davis, of Louisville, Ky,, and Glenn E, Davis , of Charleston, S,C. 
One of his daughters married Frederick Tupper and the other C,J, Hugenin, both of 
Charleston. Benjamin F, Davis read and practiced medicine; he graduated at 
Louisville, Ky., married a Miss Adams, moved to Mississippi and there died. He 
was regarded as a skillful physician and was a man of more than ordinary calibre, 
Jonathan Davis moved to California, 

Colonel J, Bunyan Davis, fifth son of Col, John Davis, was a breve and 
efficient officer in our late war. He raided the first company in Fairfield after 
the State seceded. He was colonel of the 15th Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers 
end did good seirvice in both state and Virginia, After the war he married a Miss 
Fuller of the low country, Beaufort, S.C, She died a few years ago, leaving two 
sons and two daughters, and after her death. Colonel Davis went to Texas a few 
years, but he returned to his native vounty and is now engaged in practicing 
medicine end teaching school near Monticello, 

Ncthan Davis, a son of Colonel Jon. Davis, is living in Greenville, S.C. 
Herriet was the oldest daughter of Colonel Davis, She married the Rev. J.C, 


Funnsn end died not long after. The second daughter, Rebecca, died quite young. 
Vary Glenn Devis was the youngest child; she tofirried her brother-in-law. Rev. 
James C. Funoan. He is now president of Funnan University in Greenville, S.C. 
He and his wxfe are leading lives of great usefulness to the present and 
succeeding generations, 

I will here make a quotation from Hills' "Statistics of South Carolina," 
pulbished in 1826, by en act of the Legislature; "Jacob Gibson removed to this 
State from North Carolina in 1762, He was a minister of the Baptist persuasion 
end a teacher. .There is no calculating the good which resulted from his labors 
of love and patience. He was an excellent scholar and a sound, practical preacher, 
St, Parre esteems the individual who introduces a new species of fruit which may- 
afford support to man, as more useful to his country, and more deserving of its 
gratitude than the laurelled chieftain of victorious armies. Still more, we might 
add is to be esteemed he who spends, as }ir. Gibson did, forty years of his, life 
in devotion to the propegstion of the gospel and in sowing the seeds of literature 
and refinement in e new end sc- rcely civilized settlement, Mr, Gibson died about 
the year 1796, but his memory is held in profound veneration by many who remember 
his exemplary worth." 

Believing that but few persons in the county have a history of Fairfield, 
I again quote from "Mills' Strtistics," "Colonel Aromanos Lyles, Col, John Winn, 
John Gray, Benjamin May, v;illi8W Strother, John Strother, William Kirklend, 
Joseph Kirkland, Robert Hancock, John Buchanan, V/illiam McMcrris, John Cook, 
Capt, Baler, Capt , Watson and Edward Martin, were among the breve defenders of 
their country, suffered in her cause, and closed in honor their mortal careers." 

General John Pearson was a native of Richland County, he was a well 


educated and influential gentlemarij and at the first alarm flew like e 
faithful son to his country's standard. He rose to the rank of Major in 
the militia, was incesant in hie exertions to fulfil his duty to the State, 
and bore the character of a brrve and skillful officer. He was chosen colonel 
of Fairfield (which at the time made but a single regiment )s by a popular 
election shortly after the war, and was afterwarda brigadier-general, Gnneral 
Pearson filled n»ny civil offices to the entire sat isf action of the people. 
He died in 1817," Gen, John Pearson was a member of Congress in Jefferson's 
administration and received from him a donation (|100) to Monticello Academy, 
which was named for Jefferson's residence near Charlottesville, Va, 

I saw General Pearson at a regimental muster ground when I was a boy, 
during the War of 1812, I recollect him, as he sat upon a large horse in his 
uniform, as a man of low, well formed stature, of dark complexion. I know his 
sons, Philip end Johnj the latter married first my cousin Nancy Fumey, They 
had several children. After planting on Beaver Creek several years, he moved to 
Alabama about the year 1830. This was after he had married his second wife, 
Sallie Hill, who lived a few miles above old Buckhead, Philip moved to union 
County where he died. Gen. Peasson's daughter, Martha, married James Ru0h 
about the year 1825, who kept a hotel in "Cotton Town" first, and then lower 

down in Columbia, S,C. One daughter, , married Richard O'Neal, Sr,, 

well known as a merchant end cotton buyer in Columbia, for more thr.n fifty 
years. Gen. Pearson's other daughters married the following named gentlemen: 
James Elkin, Lr. McKcrny, Thompson Mayo, and another, Benjamin V. Lakin. James 
Elkin had several children. David John Ford's daughter. 1 knew but one of his 
children, Bayliss, who died not long since, near Ridgeway; he was a member at one 
time of the Gtate Legislature. Kev . 7/illiam Elkm, a Baptist minister, is now 
living at Walholla. One of James Elkin* s daughters married her soucin Major 
Elliott El«.ins. both are dead. They left several children. David E. Elkins 
is a merchant at Alston, J. Bunyan Elkins is living in Greenville, S.C, 


Grace Pearson married Benjamin V, Lskin, en Intelligent and useful 
citizen from Faquier County, Virginia. He died some years since, a pious and 
consistent member of the Baprtist Church. His widow died a few years ajc at 
the advanced age of ninrty-nine years. She also was a good Baptist, 

In this connection I will mention Major Henry '.¥. Parr, a nephev/ of 
B.V. La-kin, from the same State and County, He died at the old homsstead of 
Gen. John Pearson, This house vras built during the Revolutionary ^'ar , or 
just after. 

The eldest daughter of Gen. Pearson married Dr, Smith of Columbia, 
who was a half brother of B.V, Lnkin. They left several children, two of 
them wer5 physicians, 

I again quote from "Mills' Statistics", "James Kincaid was a native 
of Ireland, In the Revolution he took that 'better part' which so many others, 
natives end foreighers, thought at the time vras a hazardous enterprise, and 
would in the end be stigmatized and punished as a rebellion, Mr, Kincaid 
commanded a troop of cavalry at the Battle of Eutaw, in which affair he greatly 
distingui."hed himself. He was, after the return of better times, a member 
from Fairfield, for many years, of the State Legislature, He was the first 
purchaser of cotton in the up-country and did more than any other individual 
to enrich it by giving encouragement to the production of that great staple 
of Soirth Carolinn, Captain Kincaid died of a malignant fever in Charleston 
in 1800," History awards the invention of the cotton gin to TJhitney, but it 
seetas wrongfully, from the follo-«ving paragraph published in the Columbia 
Register during the New Orleans Exposition! 

"Among the South Carolina exibits at New Orlenns will be the original 
letters petent of parchaent, signed by G. Washington, President, and granted to 
H, Holmes, of Couth Carolina, for a cotton gin, A l-tter accompanies the patent 


written by Mr. George H. McMarter, of T^innsboro, S.C., which expressed the 

belief that TThitney filched the invention from Holmes, and that 'James Kincaid, 

a soldier of the Revolution, being told by his friend, HoJmes, who lived near 

Hamburg, in this State, that he had invented b cotton gin, agreed to take the 

gin and try it at his mill, which was located in the western part of Fairfield 

County. He did so, and while the mill was closed for a few hours, in the 

absence of Kincaid, a young man rode to the house and requested of Mrs. Kincaid 

permission to examine the mill. She, forgetting the injunction of her husband 

not to permit anyone to enter the mill during his absence, gave the key to the 

young nan, who returned it in a short time and rode off." 

Mr, Kincaid subsequently learned that the young men was Whitney, and 

this is believed by Kincaid's descendants, who still own the mill site. The old, 

original cocton gin was burned, along with the mill, at the time of Sherman's 

destructive march through the State o Dr. William Cloud, who married a daughter 

of Holmes, preserved the parchments . Accepting it as true that the cotton gin 

was the invention of a South Carolinien, it will be seen that she has led all 

the States in everything connected with the great southern staple. She invented 

the cotton gin, end her legislature was the first to pay a royalty for its use. 

The only inprovement on the gin saw has recently been patented by a South 

Carolinian, end the "Cotton Harvester" is a South Carolina invention." 

I have heard my father ssy that the first cotton/he ever saw was 

owned by Capt . James Kincaid and propelled by waterpower. There were no cotton 

presses then, nor for many yeafs afterward. What little there was produced was, 

after being ginned, packed in round bales. The process was thist A circular hole 

was made in the gin hou?e floor, the b&gging sewed together, making a roimd bale 

about six feet long, nd two and a half in diameter. This betg was confined at 

the top arotmd the circular hole, into which the cotton was put from above in 

small quanities at a time, and trodden down by a heavy man, having a oaul, or 

often a crowbar, to psck it v/ith. Another person vras on the ground balow, 
whose office it was to keep the bag wet outside by means of a tub of vrater 
and a broom. The bales weighed from two hundred and fifty to three hundred. 

The first cotton presses, (then called screws) were used about the 
year 1810 or 1812. The common weight of a bale of cotton prior to 1828 was 
three hundred pounds. 

Captain James Kincaid had several daughters and one son. Daniel 
McMohon, of Pinckneyville, I think, marriad the oldest daughter. I knew 
their sonr, James, Deniel and John. James went to the "'est, Dr:niel remained 
in Union for many yeers. He practiced medicine and planted there. John, after 
graduating in medicine, practiced his profession for a few years, and turned hi* 
attention to planting. He married Miss Sue Haynesworth, fo Sumter, in 1858, and 
died at his horns near Ashford'e Ferry in 1865 of typhoid fever. His widow, two 
daughters end son, are now living in Columbia. His son, John, graduated this 
year at the South C rolint University with high honors. One of Cspt. Kincaid'e 
daughters married Dr. Ervin, of Greonville, another Col. Hill, of Alabama, one 
a Mr. Harris, of liississippi, and , I think, one married Colonel John Glenn, of 
Newberry County. A llr. Pope, of Edgefield, also married a daughter of Capt. 
Kincaid. She did not live long end left one son, James Pope. Another daughter, 
Nancy, married Colonel Alexander B. Hall, of York County. They lived naa: my 
father's. Colonel Hill was a tailor, the only one xn the vicinity. He was fond 
of 8 joke and kept a tavern on the Chester and T^innsboro road. They had two 
daughters, Mary, the elder, died in the bloom of youth, a beautiful girl, Jane, 
the other daughter, tairried James B. Mobley, in 1821 and died soon after. 

Colonel William Kincpid, the only son, mfu ^ied a Xfiso Calmus of . 

He lived at his father's homestead and was an extensive end ... (pait of ms missing) 
He built e Icrge brick bam and stables, reared his horses, mules, cattle, hogs, 
and sheep. He owned a mill propelled by water power, and ground gr'in as well as 


sewed lumber. He was noted for his industrious and economical habits. He 

kept B store in which herasold general merchandise. He bought cotton in the 

seed and ginned. He "as the owner of a landed estate and many slGves. He 

coramanded e compeny of militia during the War of 1812. He died in Charleston 

in the year 1835, His widow lived many years afterwards and proved to be an 

efficient manager of her planting interests. Colonel Kincaid left four sons 

and many daughters. The eldest, Elizabeth, married Mr. Edward Anderson, of 

Charleston, a nephew of John Kirkpstrick, factor and commission aierchant. He 

died not long after their union and she never married again. She was/very 

intellectual and estimable lady, and died a few years ego, leaving an only 

son, Thomas. He managed her farm and mill many years, and is at present an 

agent on the Columbia Canal. Nancy Kincaid married a Mr. Hastings. She died 

in 1886, 1 Rving no children. One daughter of Capt. ELncaid married a Mr. 

Armstrong, who died not long after, leaving a son and daughter. 

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News & HeiaXd, 'tVinnsboro, S»C, Friday. July^, 1901 

The Kirklands were Scotch, and livad on Cf^--r Creek, Ff^irfield 
Coiinty. They were grllani supportars of the coune of American Independence, 
This anecdote is relatedt "Once old .'ir. Kirklend (grandfather of Colorel 
Willinm J. Alston end his sister, Ltrs, Dr, Pearson ) and another tisla member 
of his fpinily , probftbly a son, v/ere on a visit to their home during the war. 
A party of Tones found it out and undertook to capture them. They heard of 
it and left to rejoin their command. When they arrived at some stream, they 
had to cross, it was night and they found the enemy encamped on the other side. 
They setennin' d to mske t dash for it and surprise them. Knowing the clatter 
of their horses' feet on the bridge would sound as though there were more 
thf.n two riders, they put spurs to their horses end calling to some imaginary 
followers to come on, they charged the enemy's camp and carried it. The 
latter taking to their heels." 

Although it was a Iprge fn rally, there Is not one left of the name 
in Fairfield, 

Frances Kirkland, one of the daughters, was bom August 18, l7V7, 
She msrried James i.lston; one of their children was Elizabeth M, Alston, who 
mairied Dr, George E. Pearson on Becember 29, 1814, Mrs. Pearson was a 
woman of marked characteristics, being generous and charitable to an unusual 
derroe. She was bom on Cddsr Creek in Fairfield, on December y, IVyy. 
William Kirkland , a grandson oi Joseph Kirkland, a prominent 
physician years rgo in Charleston, died in Virginia in June 1862 , from 
wounds received in battle; he was the la^t of the name of this family 

of KirklandB, except his own young children. He was a member of the 
Charleston Light Dragoons, and was a rice planter of Colleton District. He 
married a daughter of Judge Withers; I think ha still lives in Camden, S.C. 

Col. William J, Alston, son of James Alston and Frances Kirkl^nd, was 
bom July 21, 1802. He was a man of wealth , educption end intelligence, and 
was a member of the Legislature from this county from 1840 to 1846, When a 
vacancy occured in the Seccession Convention, caused by the detith of John 
Buchanan and William S. Lyles, members of that body from this county, he end 
■/.'illiem R. Robertson were elected to fill the vactmcies. 

Col. Alston had built a fine If^rge house a short time before the Civil 
7.'8r; Sherman's "fleur de chevtlerie" burnt it, although his family end 
other ladies were in it when fired. Mrs. Alston and her little children took 
refuge in another house on the place end vere again driven forth and that 
house burned. I suppose those who applied the torch soothed their consciences 
if not too scared to feel, by saying that they vere turning women end children 
out of doors in winter , "to preserve the Union '. " The pecul&r atrocitied 
perpertrated on this place and tlist of Mrs. 'Villiam S. Lyles were ascribed to 
the fact that the owners had been members of the Secesf:ion Convention. 

Colonel Alston died on the 4th of July 1868. He had a presentment of 
his deith, end the message came not unexpected. He had been for years a 
consistent member of the L'lethodist Episcopal Church, South, and contributed 
largely to the building of the church in K'onticello. He wr.s twice married; 
his first wife v/as Miss Liariano Brown , of Jo^'s Island, S.C. and their 
children were; Jemes ilenry, 'iVillirm Samuel , Kirkland and Marian Konnan. 
James Henry died when a child end Marian Kennon, than whom no brf.ver , more 
IcveUe young man evet lived , fell mort-.lly wounded at the battle of 

72, . • 

South Mountoin, hterylsnd, Sep-tetnber, 1-862. . Nothing more wbs aver leerned 
of his fete. Colonel W, S. Alston is the only surviving child of this mp.rriege. 
He merried Miss Edith Ketthews of John's Island ; they tied two children, 
both of whom rre now dend. Colonel end Mrs, Alston moved to North C-.rolina 
ebout fifteen yenrg Pgo end now live in Hendersonville . 

Colonel T/illiera J, Alston married again in 18b2Mis3 Susan F, Cook, the 
beautiful end effsble daughter of the lets General Philip Cook. They had three 
children; Philip Cook, a most estimable youth , who died of Consumption in 
1874; Frencos Kirkland, e girl of an unusufilly lovely character; firm, yet 
gentle end patient, who died June 10, 1876 at the home of her guardian, 
Major T.'/V, Woodwrrd, endeared by her noble treits to all who knew her, 

Joseph Kirklind Alston, tho only suFvivihg child of this merriage, was 
lest yefr admitted to the bar of South Carolina, and is now engs ged in 
the practice of lew in Columbie, Mrs. Susan Alston died in 1870 in Spcrteiiburg, 
whither lihe hcd gone to educate her three children. 

John Alston, Sr., grrndfathcr of Colonel '.Villiam J. Alston and I\^s, Petirso, 
belonged to an English family, though when he came to this country, he came 
from Scotltnd, He w&s a graduate of Glescow University, and by profession 
a ci'^fil engineer. His commission from the crown as engineer was destroyed in 
the house of Colonel 'f/illiam J, Alston, which was burned by Sherman's vandals 
in February 1865, He was married to l.fery Boyd April 7, 1768. They had 
quite a large family, ITie names of the children were; Chomel, Margaret, Mary, 
James, David, Jane, Agnes, Anne, John, and several who died in infancy, Samuel 
was bom December 14, 1769 and died July 30, 1834, He was quite a prominent 
man in the district and l.ved and died in the house in which he v/as bom, 
on Cedar Creek, This old brick house was destroyed by Sherman in 1865, 

David Alston morried ^;nd left three sons, John , who was for b time 
principal of the Mount Zion College, end who died in Winnsboro , in loSV; 
Vi'illism L., who perished v/ith Fanning' s men March 27, 1846, in the fort 
Goliad, Texas, James died in 1848. The two Is^st never married. 

James Alston married Frcnces Kirkland ; they had but two childreni 
Elizabeth M., who morried Dr. G.B. Pearson; end Colonel William J. Alstbn. 
Jf-mes Alston w^s a man of remarkable firmness of character end strength of 
mind, Ke amassed a large property find was ever noted for his charity and 
ganernl nobility of disposition. He died in 1841, universally respected. 

Anne Alston , daughter of John Alston end Mary Boyd, . married James 
Owens nnd became the mother of Alston, Samuel , James, 'JTilliam, Jesse and 
Mary Owens. She was a noble hearted womsn and lived to en old age. Her 
children ell had sterling qualities of head and heart, 

Alston Crtvens was e young man of greet promise, but he died in early 
life, soon after having graduated in lew with distinction. 

Samuel H. Cwens studied medicine and graduated at the Chnrleston 
Medical College. He did not practice his profession long, but became a 
planter. He served in our State Legislature from 1846 to 1848 , m company 
with Z,G, Palmer, J.R. Aiken and W.W. Boyce, being at the heed of the 
ticket in the election. He first married Miss Alice Heath, by whom he hes 
one daughter li.ini;, Mj-s. J.S. Lewis, of Marion County, Florida. He 
married a second time in 1847, Miss Mary A. Dantzler , of Orangeburg , a 
nister of Colin Olin M. Dantzlor. There wei-e two children by this marriage, 
one daughter, now Mrs. J. .7. '.valdo , end one son, Albert W. Owens, who 
studied law and has located in Jacksonville, Fla . He is at present State 
Solicitor in the circuit courts. Colonel Samuel H. Owens and his brother, 
'.Villiam, moved to Marion County, Florida , about the year 18d4, and were 


at one time lergaly engriped in co"t-tosi plcuting. Colonel Owens wes elected to 
the senate (state) end preserved the high stand in his adopted he held in 
that of his nativity. He died December 13, 1886. 

Kr. Jemes B. Owens first moved to Mississippi, He afterwards 
joined his brothers in Florida , and was a member of the Confederate 
Congress from that Stete. He was et one time a preacher of the goscel, but 
had to desist from using his voice in that wry on account of bronchial 
troubles. He vas twice married end is now living in the midst of a large 
end cultured family. He and his brother Samuel are engBE.ed successfully in 
orange culture and truck farming. 

General T/illiam A, Owens was a noble , generous nan. He died at his 
nome in Marion County, Florida, in 1867, of congestive shills , universally 
lamented. His widow, two daughters and a son, still live in the beautiful 
home he made for them, not many miles distant from Orange Lake. Jesse, the 
youngest son of Anne and James Owens, Cr., graduated at the South Carolina 
College end wes at the head Of the t icket for representative to the 
legislature in 1848, having 1,132 votes. He married Miss Sallie S. Woodward, 
and died in a few yeers , lecving one little daughter end one son. The 
daughter, Jessie, married Major Bootau, of Georgia. She a woman of 
fine mind end contributed articles to several newspapers. She died a few 
years ago , leaving three daughters and two sons. 

The son, Jemes Owens, while on a visit to his uncle's , wnlisted 
in the 6th Florida battalion, during our late civil war , and after being 
in active, service under General Finnegan, he went with his conmand to 
Virginia, The color bearer having be-^n shot down, he gallently took up 
the flag en^ was instantly killed, at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, 
June 1, 1864, not yet being eighteen years old. His moital remains are 
interred at the Presbyterian churchyard in Vinnsboro, S,C, and his grave 
receives its mnual tribute of flowers on Memorial day with the other heroes 


of the Lost Cause. 

Mary, the only daughter of Anne and James Owens, Sr., married 
Dr. William Smart, They moved to Mississippi, where she died about. 1850. 
She left one child who married Captain Tully S. Gibson, of Sunflower 
County, Mississippi. She refuged with her cousin , Major T.W. Woodward, 
in Fairfield, S.C., during the wer and on returning home at its close, 
she and both of her little sons were drowned by the sinking of the boat 
in the Yazoo River. She was a lovely , wsrmhearted young woman, and her 
death caused great grief to her gallant husbend end stricken father. 

Margaret Alston married Samuel McKinstry. I think they had 
three children who lived to be grown. John McKinstry, who moved to Alachua 
County, Florida; Thomas McKinstry, who was a good farmer and was one of 
the representatives in the legislature from Fairfield during the war, and 
Nancy, who married Capt. Billy Broom. Mr. Thomas McKinstry died a few years 
ego. He was a man of sound judgement, sterling integrity , and strong 
religious faith . He hed one promising young aon, Sergt. W.D, McKinstry, 
killed at Spottsylvania Sourt House, Virginia, May 12, 1864 during the civil 
war. Three children survive him. Dr. Tom McKinstry end two married daughters, 
Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Cauthen. 

IXiring the early lives of the Owens young men, athletics , sports- 
wrestling, etc., were much practiced. Villiam and Sam and Jesse were 

powerful men and were continually testing their strength with other young 

size end 
men. One family, conspicuous for their/ strength , Were Robert, Henderson, 

Dave and Frank Hughes, who were pretty well matched with the Owens. In 

Vi/innsboro at that time were a number of young lawyers, James Rutland, 

E.C. Palmer, William M. Bratton, John M. Buchanan, W.W. Boyce, and 

J.B. McCants, They had great enjoyment putting on each other practical 

Jokes, No one would have a joke put on him without having his turn. Rutland 


would come back st Dr. Sam Owens by getting in 8 .crowd end telling the 
followingt After Sam graduated in medicine end returned home, the first 
time he came into town, being a wealthy yoiiiig gentlomsnj he was dressed 
in top of fashion suit - fine beaver , blue broadcloth, lizzard-tail coat, 
with bright flat bresn buttons, buff vest and elegant psnts. Having just 
graduated, he invited all his friends to take a drink with him at Aiken's 
store. The liquors ware kept at the north end of the store &n a raised 
platform , there beir.j a cellar belovj, where the liquors were stored. .^. 
Owens walked back and there being a crowd, he stepped behind the counter end 
aided Rutland, who wes one of the clerks at that time, to hand out the 
decanters, \7hile this was going on, I/jr. David Aiken looked; out of the 
counting room, which -Tas at the south end of the store, and said to his son, 
Joe, who was also a clerk, "Joseph, who is that yonder behind the counter 
with Jim Rutland ?" . Joe replied, "Sam Owens." Mr. Aiken said, "Joseph, go 
there snd watch him," Joe replied, "'JTht, Pa,, that is sam Owens." "Well, 
Joseph, I dont care a damn who he is; just go there end watch him, I tell 
you, I have seen many a fellow dressed just as fine as he is that would 
steal. You just watch him," This story would always bring the laugh on 
Owens, who would have to reck his bi*ain to some back on Rutland, 

General William Owens was kind hearted and was very popular, but 
was irascible and sometimes a little overbearing and generally used vigorous 
language intermixed with profane expletives. On one occasion he had a 
difficulty with a Mr, Watt from Little River neighborhood. They were both 
in town on a public day, Owens being on the pavement and Watt in the hotel 
piazza, Ov^ens cursed him furiously. Watt did not reply but walked up. and 
down the piazza. After a while John Cockrell, who was about a 200 poujider, 
as were also Owens snd Watt, walked up and said, "'Jell, V/att, I suppose the 
timber wont make it." "Yes it will," naid '/I'ett, "if J can have fair p]r^y." 

**I*11 •«• to thatf" said Coekrell» pulling off his coat. 7/att and Owene 
pullH th«ir« off ftnd vent et it. DjrstenderB said the blovs vere like 
«ul«f kiekinc* Aft«r • long struggle it resulted in a drawn battle, to 
th« aurpris* of all* for Vett had no reputation of being a fighter, and 
Ovona had. 

In tho friendly tusaele of the Owens*, they werev ery rough 
aoneiiaao. Onea whan General John Bratton was quite a young nen, he was 
riding 1m a apring wagon when '.Villiam Owana on a htuit or a fish, and 
vithout vaming« Ovona triad to throw him out of the wagon , but Bratton 
got the tutu o« hi«« and pitched him headlong out. 

News & Herald, Winnsboro, S»C, July 9, ly02 

John Woodward, oldest son of the "Regulator", resided on 
the "Anvil Rock" plantation where he also died and is buried. He was 
a man of great worth and sterling integrity, well known and generally 
respected. At the death of his father, he raised a sotnpany and went 
promptly into service. He married Esther, daughter of Daniel McDonald, 
end reised three sons. Major John, Col. William T., and Osmund, and 
three daughters, Sallie, Cynthia and Mary Collins. Major John 
Woodward I did not know personally. He resided on the Wateree side 
of the District , and married Pstie Axum. He was a successful planter 
and most worthy citizen. His second wife was Ilice Williamson, by whom 
he had one daughter, Esther, wno married Matthias (?) Clarke. After his 
death, she moved to Louisiana. The children by his first wife were two 
daughters, Cynthia, who married Dr. Caleb Clarke; Sallie, who married 
William S. Lyles, and had three sons, as followst Thomas, the young-st, I 
did not know. He moved to Mississippi, I knew his son. Major John J. V/uodward, 
who married Rebecca, daughter of PJ}. Pearson, a lawyer of Winnsboro. They 
moved to Alebama, near Talladega. I visited Ijfajor Woodward in Talladega in 
1856, He was then engaged in the practice of law and was solicitor. He after- 
wards became judge of the circuit in which he lived. He was killed in the late 
war while in command of his regiment, the 10th Alabama. He was brave, generous, 
affable , and altogether the old type of a Caorlina gentleman. He is buried 


at the Presbyterian Church, Winnsboro, 

Dr. Osmund Woodward, his brother , was regarded as quite a skillful 
physician. His health was never vigorous. He married Eliza, daughter of 
David Aiken, of Winnsboro, and died about 1850. while not more than thirty 
years old. His consort is a most estimable lady, and I think is yet living 
in Abberillia. 

Col, William T. Woodward lived at his old hooesteed , three and 
a half miles below Winnsboro, end died there the 15th of August 1842, He 
was a man of brilliant talents and a ripe scholar. He married, first, Jane, 
daughter of Reubdn Starke, of Longtown, She was an accomplished woman and 
is said th have owned the first piano introduced in the district. His 
seconi wife was Harriet Smart, noted as one of the handsomest women of 
them day. Her mother was a McLemore. His third wife was a Mrs. Henry, a 
sister of Chancellor Job Johnstone. There were no children except by the 
second wife. She had three; Mary Ann Collins, Major Thomas W. and Esther, 
Mary died before she was grown. Major Thomas W. was senator from Fairfield, 
married Cornelia M. Dentzler , of Orangeburg, a sister of Col. Olin W, 
Dentzler, on the 15th of February 1854, She had no children , but acted 
well the mother's part to four of her brother's sons, orphaned by the war, 
also to Fannie K., daughter of the late Colonel Wl^lwi Alston. She was warm 
hearted, xinselfish, candid and kind. In her the poor always found a friend. 
She died August 21, 1878, Major Woodward then married Rebecca V. Lyles, a 
daughter of Captain Thomas M. Lyles. Ifajor Woodward is well known, not only in 
his county, but throughout the State. He was major of the 6th S.C. legiment in 
the late war, end has filled many important offices in which he has given 
evidance of integrity , efficiency and devotion to the good of State and 
county. Bold and uaswerving in purpose, and inheriting more of 

the traits of the "Regulator" than any of his descendants. He was of in- 
calculable service during the dark days of reconttruction , and seemed 
to have adopted Davy Crockett's motto, "Be sure you are right, then go ahead," 
Ssther, the youngest child , married Edward, oldest son of Colonel John 
Woodward, of Talladega, Alabama. They reside now in Waco, Texas, and have 
three children; Mary (now Mrs. Carter), William T,, and Hattie, 

Sallie, eldest daughter of John Woodward, Sr., married General 
William Strother, who hai but one child, a son, Dargan, who first manried 
a Uiss Pope, of Newberry, They had three daughters and a son, all of ^om 
are now dead. The son entered promptly in the service of his country , and 
was killed in one of the b. ttles in the West, After the death of his first 
wife, Captain Dargan Strother married Miss Kate Dunovant of Chester, and a 
few years after, moved to Louisiana and then to Texas, and died a few years 
ago in Waco. Genez^l William Strother was a highly respected gentleman and 
an excellent farmer , a kind neighbor and husband and the ideal of an old 
South Carolina gentleman. He allowed his name to be placed in nomination 
for congress in 1821, His antagonist was the formidable StBrllag Tucker, 
of Laurens County, The congressional district to which they belonged then 
consisted of Fairfield, Newberry^ and Laurens, Tucker was returned by a small 
majority. General Strother died where he had lived for many years, not far from 
Winnsboro, about the year 1830, loved by all who kzam him. At his own 
expense he repeired Mount Zion College and built tenement houses on the 
college ground. He was a benefactor to mankind, Uary Collins Woodward, 
daughter of John Woodward, Sr., married Ifajor Thomas Lyles, She was a most 
amiable lady, a good mother, a devoted wife, and a kind neighbor, especially 
to .the poor in sickness, I lived a near neighbor t« her for many years and 
I never knew a purer or more consistant Christian, She was for a long time 

a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church, She bore her last affliction with 
much fortitude, and died in 18b5 in full hope of a blessed inmortality. 
Osmund, the youngest son of John Woodward, Sr,, lived on the Anvil Rock 
plantation, and afterwards, in Winnsboro. ^ married Martha Williamson, a 
daughter of Roland Williamson, who resided on the place knoisn now as 
Simpson's Turnout, where old Billy Simpson afterwards lived and died# 
He raised no sons, although he had several. The daughters were Jemima, 
who married John R, Harrison, of Longtown; Sallie Strother, who married 
Jesse Owens, uni after hxs death, Dr. John Cock, of Ifarehall^ille, Ga.; 
Lucy, who married Thomas Heath, then David Mobley, then Keller; Rebecca, 
the wife of Dr. BJl, Buchanan, and Regina, ^o married Christopher Gadsden. 
He WES a largd and successful planter, represented the District in the 
legislature and was universally beloved and respected by all who knew him. 
He was a consistent member of the Blackstock Baptist Church, near to 
Fumens (?) Institute, No truer friend to the poor ever lived, lie died 
during the war, and his remains lie in an unmarfted grave in the family 
burial ground near Simpson's Turnout, 



ttis record shows the najne of the Head of each family In this county, with the number of free 
white people living in each house. The names in this record do not appear in the index. 

Andrews, David 5 

Andrews, James 9 

Andrews, John 6 

Austin, William 9 

Andrews, Owen 6 

Andrews, Edward 7 

Alston, Samuel 9 

Arledge, Amos 7 

Arledge. Joseph 7 

Andrews, James 6 

Arledge, Clements 9 

Arnat, Samuel 8 

Austin, James 10 

Ashford, George 2 

Amons, Thomas 9 

Adams, Robert 7 

Aiken, Walter 4 

Arnat, James 11 

Arthur, James 3 

Alsup, William 10 

Aiken, Sarah 7 

Adam. William 4 

Adam. Richard 3 

Aperson. John 1 

Adair^ Belithe 8 

Arick. Frederick 2 

Ashley, Joseph 3 

Aitcheson, Mary 6 

Aitheson, John 5 

Addison, Thomas 8 

Addison, Christopher 6 

Alcorn, James 5 

Armstrong, John 4 

Ayers, Moses 4 

Ashford, George 1 

Abbot, John 2 

Arledge, Isaac 2 

Arledge, Moses 1 

Anthony, Paul 1 

Andrews, Solomon 10 

Bell, William 3 

Boyd, Andrew 5 

Bell, John 2 

Boyd, William 5 

Brown, James 11 

Brown, Patrick 2 

Boyd, Robert 6 

Busby, Mark 11 

bi unit, Mrs 1 

Bell. John, Jr 4 

Briant, John 3 

Bishop, Patrick 5 

Boulware, Muscoe 6 

Burks, James 4 

Blake, Fanny 4 

Blair, Adam 9 

Brice, William 3 

Brady, Robert 2 

Bolard, Robert 6 

Baird, William 7 

Bowl s, James 6 

Brice, John 4 

Boney, Jacob 8 

Brunt, John 8 

Brown, Jesse 8 

Badger, Joshua 7 

Brewenton, Thomas 4 

Brown, Mary 6 

Brunt, Alex 8 

Boyd, Samuel 7 

Brown, John 2 

Bennet, Mrs 2 

Bums, John 10 

Burk, Elizabeth 5 

Boner, John 10 

Boyd, David 5 

Burns, John.. 7 

Bishop, John 8 

Brown, John 5 

Bums, William 8 

Bums, Thomas 8 

Brady, Thomas 3 

Barker, Samuel 5 

Barker, Jacob 6 

Barker, Jacob, Jr 7 

Barker, Benjamin 4 

Brash ear, Brasil 7 

Beam, Jesse 5 

Beam, Albert 9 

Bell, George 5 

Betho, Peter 5 

Broom, William 9 

Blanton, John 9 

Brewbaker, Jacob 6 

Bradford, Thomas 3 

Beesly, Margaret 2 

Beesly, George 5 

Beaty, Samuel 5 

Butler, James 9 

Butler, Ephraim 5 

Blake, John 2 

Blake, Archibald 1 

Berry, William 3 

Briant, William 3 

Brown, George 2 

Bradly, William 7 

Bethany, Jacob 8 

Bishop, Joseph 8 

Bishop, Drury 10 

Boltner, Lewis 6 

Buchanan, John 2. 

Branon, Hugh 7 

Bradley, Sherard 3 

Bradley, John 1 

Bradley, William 1 

Burn, Dennis, Jr 5 

Belton, Jonathan 4. 

Bugs, Frederick 6, 

Bradley, Lewis 1 

Bishop, Luke 1 

Briant, William 6 

Bishop, James 7 

Bradford, John 6 

Boyd, Benjamin 9 

Blake, Archelaus 5 

Briant, John 6 

Brazeal, William 4 

Blake, John 2 

Bird, Michael 6 

Briant, E* ard 1 

Boylstone, Wuldrim 2 

Boyleston, George 2 

Burns, Dennn s 3 

Brown, Stephen 4 

Bradley, John 1 

Bradley, William 2 

Currey, Dudley 10. 

Coon, George^ 4 

Cameron, James 4 

Cameron, Simon 6 

Cameron, James 3 

Campbell, Mary 3 

Cardin, Jane 6 

Craig, James 7 

Cameron, Jane 3 

Currey, Jacon 7 

Curry, Peter 6 

Craig. William 7 

Chappell, John 1 

Cameron, Thomas, Jr 2 

Cameron, Thomas, Sr R 

Cameron, James 4' 

Cook, Burril 3 

Cook. John 12 

Cambell, David 4 

Currj', Stafford 11 

Cathcart, Joseph 9 

Colvill. William 7 

Cameron, Joseph 4 


Cason , Labon 1 

Cason, Canon. 5 

Caldwell. John 5 

Caldwell, Thomas 2 

Cockrell, Moses 9 

Colwell, Samuel 4. 

Cockral, Moses 6 

Cockral, Jeremiah 3 

Clayton, Jane'. 4 

Cooper, Peter 4 

Coleman, Robert 2 

Coleman, Thomas 6 

Con. Francis 7 

Cockral, Thomas 4 

Cannamore, George 7 

Coleman, Robert, Sr 10 

Chapman, William 9 

Coleman, William 10 

Coleman, David 4 

Cork, John 10 

Cameron, Andrew 5 

Colaman. Emily 6 

Curry, Samuel 6 

Cason, William 7 

Cato, William 6 

Carter, John 6 

Cockran, Daniel 7 

Craig, Catherine 7 

Crim, Peter 8 

Cloud, Joseph 6 

Cooper, Adam 7 

Carrel 1 , Edward. . . .• 3 

Calvert, Edward 5 

Compte, John 5 

Craig, John 7 

Calvit, Peter 8 

Calvit, John 4 

Crosslin, John 5 

Crabb, Daniel 6 

Crosslin, Samuel # 

Cole, Widow 6 

Cloud. William 5 

Cloud, Joseph 6 

Clayton, John ' 1 

Crim, Peter 8 

Cason, Whitis 3 

Charleston, Widow 5 

Campbell, Isaac 4 

Crumpton, Henry 6 

Dabney, John 5 

Daniel, Williajn 14 

DaniPl, Jsmes 3 

Dodds, Jauibb 4 

Dodds, John 6 

Dunn, Jesse 5 

Dunlap, John 3 

Dodds, Joseph 2 

Dodds, Thomas 2 

Davidson , Joseph 2 

Duncan, Robert 2 

Dunklin, Sarah 5 

Dickey, John 9 

Dodds, Samuel 1 

Dillard, James. 9 

Dillard, Edmond 2 

Doughty, David 6 

Dye, John. 8 

Day, Edward 7. 

Day, Hinson.... 6 

Day, Bollard.. 1 

Dove, Benj amin 5 

Dove, Benjamin, Jr 9 

Duggins, Leander 3 

Dunn, William 10 

Dortch, John 5 

Day, Chirtopher 3 

Dungan, Jonathan 7 

Durphy, Prudence 8, 

Derham, Charnell 7. 

Dent, William 4 

Duggans, Richard 10 

Dunn, Joel • 9 

Dilashmate, Celia 6 

Duke, Moses. 7 

Dunn, David 7 

Duke, Thomas 9 

Duke, Robert 4 

Duke, Samuel 1 1 

Dortch, William 8, 

Day, Hinson 6 

Dansbie, Mrs 6. 

Davis, Edmund 4 

Dyrand, George 4 

Davies, Levi 2 

Dickason, James 7 

Dozier. John 5 

Dugins, John 1 

Dyggins. William 3 

Dawkins, Richard 9 

Dawkins, Jesse 1 

Davies. Adams 3 

Dawkins, Thomas 6. 

Derham, Joshia 7. 

Davies, James 7 

Day, Matthews 8 

Elliott, James 2 

Ellison, John 6 

Elliot, John 7 

Ellison, Robert 9 

Evans, David 6 

Elliot, John 7 

Ellison, Robert 9 

Evans, David 6 

Elliot, John 7 

Elliot, John, Jr 5 

Ewing, Robert 4 

Ewing, William 3 

Elders, John 5 

Ederington, Christopher. .. 10 

Ederington, James 7 

Ephart, Adam '• 

Evans, R. Davis 1 

Ellison, Robert 9 

Elkin, John 7 j 

Elliott,. John 10 ] 

Elkin, Johnson 8 i 

Fort, Jesse 5 j 

Folley, John.. 5 | 

Flowers, John. 6 | 

Friday, John 7 

Frazier, Andrew 3 

Fletcher, Thomas 5 

Freeman, Rebecca 8 

Frazier, William 7 

Foy, Timothy 2. 

Foy, George 3. 

Ford, Hezekiah 4. 

Ford, Gardner 6, 

Fellows, Matthias 2. 

Frazier, Elizabeth 3 

Frazier, Mary 8' 

Freeman, Harriss 7 

Fairie, William 5 

Fundenburg, Henry 3 

Feester, Andrew 8 

Frost, Joseph 4 

Farrar, Field 8. 

Findley, John 6. 

Fulgim, Jesse 2 

Findlay, John 3. 

Free, Adam 10. 

Gibson, William 6. 

Gradick, Jacob 8 

Gradick, Jacob, Jr 4 

Gibson, Jacob 10, 

Gowen, Daniel 6 

Goweii, Alex 9 

Gowen, Henry 5 

Gladden, William 7 

Gibson, Gervais 6 

Goodrum, John 5 

Gladden, John 7 

Gladden, Jesse 8 

Goodrum, Allen 5 

Goodrum, Thomas'. 8 

Gibson, Isaac 9 

Gibson, Jacob 2 

Garrett, Seth 2 

Graig, Henry 4 

Grant, Lewis 4 

Graham, Isaac 8 

Grigg, John ••• 9 

Ginn, Jesse 4- 

Goin, John 5 

Garrett, Sarah 3 

Goin, Jesse 'l 

Gibson, Wilson 5 

Gray, William 8 

Gladney, Thomas '? 

Gladney. Richard 10 

Gibson, Randle 5 

Gamble, James 5 

Gladney, Samuel 7 

Gladney, Patrick 4 

Gambl e, Samuel 4 

Gamble, Hugh 5 

Gatewood, John 5 

Gibson, Joseph. . , 5 

Gibson, Abraham 10 

Graves, James 5 

Graham, William ' 

Graves, Willian ^ 

Gliot, John 9 

Garmany, Hugh 2 

Goates, Philip 14 

Gibson, Jacob 12 

Grigg, Rebekah 3 

Godfrey, Margrit 5 

Gwin, John 7 

Grubs, Enoch 9 

Grissum, John 7 

Gose, Aaron 7 

Gwyn, Thomas 3 

Gregg, John 11 

Grey, Andrew 6, 

Gray, John 5 

Gray, Robert 3 

Gray, James 4. 

Glandon, Stephe 10 

Green, Thomas 4 

Gordon, Alex 4, 

Goin, Daniel .; .. 6, 

Gregory, Samuel 4 

Gibson, Stephen , 5 

Holley, Benoni 4 

Havis, Jesse 5 

Hill, William 1 

Hamilton, John 5 

Hunter, Henry 9 

Hollis, James 9 

Hollis, William 6 

Hollis, Moses 8. 

Hollis, Ekijah 5 

Homsbie, Moses 3 

Hall, John 8 

Hellims, Joseph 9 

Hellims, Margaret 7 

Hill, Richard 4 

Hughs, Thomas 2 

Henson, Barlet 8 

Henson, Robert ; . . . 2 

Hill, Mrs 8 

Henson, Obadiah. 9 

Hollis, John 6 

Heaning, James 7 

Heaning, Michael 5 

Harall ton, David 7 

Hays, Mathews 6 

Henry, John 12 

Havis, John 8 

Hassen, George 10. 

Harriss, Victor 9 

Hartle, Henry 7 

Hawthorn, James 10 

Hughs, Aaron 5 

Hancock, Rachel 2: 

Hunt, Hezekiah 6 

Hannah, James 13 

Harkins, Daniel 7 

Hoy, James 9 

Hoy, Quintin 2 

Hodges, Benjamin 8 

Haigwood, Hy 9 

Haigwood, William 3 

Hughs, Church 10 

Hughs, Goodman 8 

Hughs, Willians 8 

Harrison, Reuben 6. 

Harrison, William 4. 

Holley, William 7. 

Harbirt, John 5 

Hood, Robert 3 

Hoofman, Christopher.. 11 

Huston, John. 9 

Hopkins, William...; 3 

Harbin, William 9 

Herbin, Jesse. 9 

Hoppougli, Phillip 11 

Hopkins, Richard 7 

Hall, Zachariah 2 

Hill, William 9 

Hill, John 5. 

Hill, Richard 5 

Hill, Asaph 1 

Heart, James 6. 

Handl ey , Thomas 8 

Haigwood, El isha 10 

Hogan, James 7 

Hogan, William 7 

Hendricks, James 6 

Hendricks, Thomas 7 

Harriss, James 6 

Hendricks, William 9 

Hill, Thomas 11. 

Haigwood, Lewis 10 

Heart, Fredrick '.. 6 

Huffman, Daniel 7 

Holsey, George 11 

Harrison, Burr 5. 

Hill, Thomas 2 

Hughs, William 11 

Hodge, Thomas 7 

Harrison, Benjamin... 4. 

Holley, Benoni 2 

Hill, Thomas i 

Howton, George 6 

Hinds, Thomas 4 

Howard, James 9 

Hunt, James 6 

Hardage, James 3 

Ham, John 7 

Hal 1 , Thomas 1 

Henson, Mary 6 

Hansel , Richard 4. 

Hussay, Isaac 9 

Homsbie, John '7 

Irick, John Adam 7. 

Ivery. Burril 1 

Ivery , Henry 6 

Ivey, John 1 

Ivey, Susanah 4 

Ingleman, Jacob 3 

Jones, Patience 4 

Johnston, William 7 

Johnston, Charl es 8 

Jenkins, John 4 

Jones, Benjamin 9 

Johnson, . Thomas 7 

Johnson, Judith 3 

Jones, Ralph 8. 

James, David 5 

James, Enoch 2. 

Johnson, Rsuben. 4 

Jones, James*. 5. 

James, David 6 

James, David, Sr 3 

Johnson, James 6. 

Joiner, William 4 

Jackson, William 3 

Jennings, John 8 

Jones, Abraham 3 

Johnson, John 6 

Johnson, William.. 4 

Johnson, Samuel 3. 

Jones, Darling 5. 

Jones, David 9 

Jones, Vincent 5 

Jones, Elias 6 

Jennings, Robert 5 

Kennedy, William 7_ 

Ki rkl and, Samuel 2 

Kirkland, William 7 

Knighton, Thomas 8 

Knighton, Isaac 7 

King, James 3 

King, John 9. 

Knighton, Moses 8 

Kelly, John 10 

Kirkland, William 5. 

Kirkland, Zachariah 5. 

Kirkland, William 7. 

Killpatrick, Robert 12 

Koon, Conrad 7 

Kennedy, Alex 15. 

Kirkland, Francis 10 

Kincaid, James 9. 

Kearnaghan, Robert 3 

Kincaid, Alex 4 

Karnaghan, William 2 

Kitchens, Charles 1. 

Kelly, Sarah 5 

Kitchens, Eli 11. 

Knighton, Josiah 4. 

Lewcy, George 7 

Lee, Burril 6 

Littlejohn, Marcellus 4. 

Leavin, William 4 


Leitner, George 10 

Lott, George 9 

Layton, Francis 9 

Lewis, William 10. 

Lucas, James 2 

Lewis, Charl es 7. 

Lewis, Elis 3 

Long, John, Sr 3 

Long, James 7 

Long, John, Jr.. 10 

Long, David 11 

Listner, John 13 

Landrum, Josiah 6 

Lavender, William 6 

Lowry, William 4 

Lindsay, Benjamin 6 

Liles, Araminas 11 

Lashly, John 7 

Laulin, Jonathan 4 

Legoe, Maddern 9 

Lee, Isam T 

Lemly, Putter 7 

Liles, William 5 

Lowrie, Conrad...- 5 

Lamar, James 5 

Liles, Thomas 6 

Landsdale, Isaac 5 

Love j oy , Edw 11 

Lewers, Thomas 4 

Low, I saac 4' 

Lindsay, Robert 5 

Lewis, Jaqob 9. 

Lane, Mary 6 

Liles, Aramenas 8. 

Love, Isaac 6. 

Lowrie, Edw 7 

Lowry, Gideon 4 

Lorry, Job 8 

Leech, John 4 

Long, John, Sr 10 

Long, John, Jr -. 3 

Laughon, James 2. 

Lewis, James 10. 

Lucas, John 3 

Mann, Jajnes 8 

Morris, James 4 

Martin, Edw 5. 

McGraw, Edw 10 

McGraw, David, .Jr "i 

McCants, Robert 5 

McCreight, .Robert 8 

Martin, Robert 5. 

Martin, David 2 

Milling. Hugh 7 

McMulland, James 6 

Maj or, John 4 

Milling, Jean 5, 

McCreight, . David 10 

McDowell, Alex '. . . 5 

Major, Nathaniel 2 

McMullan, Thomas 3, 

McQuarters, Huston 3 

McQuarters, Alex 5 

Mclntier, Andrew 3 

McNeel, Archibald 7 

McNeel, Henry 3 

McMeekan, James 4 

McGomery. David 2 

Martin, John 2 

Murph, Widow 6 

Moreton, Andrew 5 

Martin, James..... 1 

McDowell, Andrew 6. 

Moberly, William, .Sr 10 

McDurman, Joseph 4 

Moberly, Levy 4 

Manning, Ambroze 10 

Miles, Samuel 7 

Miles, Hardy 6 

Meek, Thomas 5 

McBride, Robert 4 

McCoy, Henry 12 

Martin, Francis 7 

Martin, Willnam 3 

Mills, Leonard • •• 5 

Murphy, Gracey 5. 

Mansell, Robert '?• 

Moberly, Edw. , Jr 8. 

McMorries, William, Jr 4. 

May, James 5. 

McCaule, Thomas H 9. 

Moon, William 9 

McCreight, James 6. 

McKinnie. Samuel 4. 

McGill, Robert 3 

Miles, Francis 7 

Miles, Thomas 11 

McCreight, Quintin 5 

McCreight, James 5 

McCance, John 11 

Means, John 6. 

McDaniel, Hugh 3. 

Millar, Mrs 5. 

Muse, Thomas 8. 

Mattocks, John 3 

Morgan, George 6 

Marr, James ^ 

Mickle, John ^• 

Muse, Widow 4. 

McKinnie, John 6. 

McDaniel, John 1 

Maynard, Edw 6 

Meredith, Thomas 7. 

Millar. John 4 

McFaddin, John ^ 

McDaniel, Daniel 1 

Martin, Henry | 

Moore, John ^ 

Martin, Mary 7 

Mt. Gomery, Hugh 8 

Mt. Gomery, Chas 9. 

McTyre, Frizle 7. 

McCaimy, John 8 

McClintock. William 6 

Matthews, Sarah 8 

Moore, Mrs 5 

MrGra*. John 2 

McGraw. Jacob 4 

Martin, Robert 6 

Mulholland, Robert. . 8 

McKinnie, Samuel 6. 

Mickle, Joseph 6. 

Mickle, Widow 5. 

McDaniel, William 6. 

McFaddin, William 7 

McDaniel, Charles. 4 

Millar, William 6 

McCreight, Matthew 7 

Moore, Hennry 3. 

McKain, Katherine 4 

McKain, Alex 3 

McClurkin, John 7 

McMillan, Maiy 4 

Miller, Abraham 4 

Maybry, Daniel 4 

Maybry, Mary.. 4. 

Moore, Robert 9 

Motte, William 10 

Maj ors. El i j ah 10 

Moberly, Edw 7 

Malone, William 7 

Malone, Thomas 10. 

Meadows, Thomas 7 

MayfieUd, Samuel 6 

McDaniel, Joseph 5. 

Moberly, Colin 5 

McDaniel, John 4 

Moberly, Micaijah 5 

Weadows, Edw 2 

Moberly, William 6 

McCollum, James 8 

Moberly, Thomas 7 

Morst, Jacob 5 

Moberly, William 6. 

McMurray, Jajnes 6 

Moberly, Samuel 11 

Meadows, Job 7 

Means, Thomas 4. 

Millar, James 7 

Macon, Heartwell 10 

Macon, Henry 9 

McCoy, Daniel 2 

McMorries, William, Sr 6 

Martin, William 1 

Morriss, John 1 

Morgan, Christopher 6 

Morgan, William 5 

Mansell, Robert 5 

Martin, Robert 5 

Marple, Thomas... 3. 

McGraw, Benj "? 

Mooty, Joseph '? 

McKinney, Benj 4 

Maj ors, Benj 5 

Nolland, Shad "? 

Noliand, Steven 7 


Neat, jacoD 10 

Neel, Ann 5 

Neelie, James 1 

Neely, Victor 5 

Neelie, Richard 11 

Neel, John 4 

Nisbett. Samuel 5 

Nettles, Zachariah 8 

Nelson, league 1 

Nelson, Thomas 9 

Nelson, William 7. 

Nix, Edw 9 

Nevit, William 6. 

Neilson, James 12. 

Noland, William 6 

Nelson, Henry 11 

Noland, Susanah 5 

Noland, James 3 

Nelson, Thomas 2 

Neese, Doras. .^ 6 

Nevit, William Miles 5. 

Owens, Jospph 5 

Owens, John 1 

Owens, James 8 

Owens, Benj amin 3 

Owens, Smallwood 11 

0' Brient, Jesse 5 

Owens, Benjamin 4. 

Owens, William 9 

0' Neal . Edmund 6 

Oister, John 2 

Powell, Lewis 3 

Parrot, Thorp 7 

Patterson, Peter 4 

Powell, Cabel 6 

Pigg, Edw 13 

Pigg, Charles 1 

Pickett. Micaijah 10. 

Pickett, Charles 7 

Paul, James 2. 

Porter, John 3 

Pair, John 6 

Parks, James 7 

Phillips, Robert, Jr 8 

Phillips, Jean 3 

Paul, Archibald 5 

Pierson, Ji mes 6 

Perry, James 6 

Patterson, Reuben 7 

Porter, James 5 

Peay, George 7. 

Peay, Austin 1 

Procter, Samuel 2. 

Parrot, Thomas 5. 

Parrot, Thomas, Sr 3. 

Peaige, Henry 6 

Phillips, James 8 

Pritchard, Charles 3 

Pearson, Mary 5. 

Patton, David 5 

Pool, Walter B 

Parks, William 3 

Parton, Philemon 8 

Partin, Benjamin 4 

Parks, John 7 

Parnel, William 15 

Parker, John 7 

Porter, Thomas 3 

Peirson, Jeremiah 2 

Perry, Samuel 8. 

Perry. Lewis 6 

Perry, Jesse 9 

Pettypool, William 1 

Pettywood. Henry 6. 

Payne, Zachariah 5. 

Payne, Archibald 1. 

Perkins, Widow 3 

Pettypool, Ephraim 4. 

Powell, William 5 

Peay, Nicholas 4. 

Quarrell, Joseph 5 

Reily, Bryant 3 

Reily, Philip 7 

Robertson, John 9 

Rabb, Robert 10. 

I^ichardson, Robert 3 

Roberts, Richard 4 

Robinson, Thomas 5 

Roadin, Jeremiah 5 

Roadin, Leonard 4 

Robinson, William, 5 

Robinson, Mary 4 

Reed, Robert 9 

Reed, William 6 

Rosborough, Alex 7 

Robinson, John 7 

Russell, James, Jr 7 

Russell, James, Sr 6 

Rugely, Henry 5. 

Robertson, John 8. 

Richardson, Thomas 3 

Richardson, William 8 

Russell, William 3 

Robertson, Robert 7 

Richardson, Samuel 5. 

Robertson, Alex 8 

Robertson, Alex, Jr 8 

Ray, John 3 

Richman, John -7. 

Robertson, Henry 8 

Rachel, Valentine 1 

Rogers, John 5 

Roberts, Nicholas 9 

Robertson, William 8. 

Rayford, Philip 9. 

Roach, William 12. 

Rawls, Jesse 2 

Rawls, Luke 4 

Rutland. James.. 8 

Robertson, Henry 7. 

Robertson, William 8. 

Robertson, John 4 

Rabb, James 10 

Rogers, James 6. 

Rogers, Henry II 

Richardson, John 7 

Randolph, James 5 

Randolph, William 5 

Robertson, Al'ex 7. 

Rachel , George l 

Roberts, Aaron 8 

Rogers, William 1 

Robert, Richard 4 

Rudd, George 8 

Robertson, Jane 5 

Rabb, William 10. 

Rabb, Joseph 9. 

Ringer, Nicholas 3 

Reynolds, Hugh 8 

Ratcliff, Widow 4. 

Stams, Peter 4 

Shedd, Thomson, Shedd 2 

Sthrother, Mrs 5. 

Shaver, Philip 4. 

Spence, Charles 1 

Smith, Jacob 7 

Smith, William II 

Splan, Stephen 5 

Sanders, Nathan 5 

Shirley, Robert 4 

Splon, John 8 

Sanders, John 3 

Sloan, John 4 

Sant, Thomas 7 

Stinson, John 3 

Smith, James 5 

Shelton, David 7 

Simonds, Samuel 8 

Stanton, Jos eph 9 

Smithwick, William 8 

Smith, Matthew 4 

Sutton, John 8. 

Scott, James 8 

Seal , Thomas 5 

Starks, Turner 2. 

Starks, Thomas 6. 

Smith, Thomas H 

Scott, Benj amin 1 

Shain, John 5 

Spradley, Andrew 5 

Sims, Joseph 13 

Stag, John 3 

Sanders, John 6 

Stark, Reuben 4. 

Smith, Hermon 4 

Smith, Charles 7 

Sanders, Nathan 6. 

Sanders, Henry 8 

Stone, Thomas 11 

Stone, John 1 

Stone, James 1 

Smith, Barlet 5 

Smith, Hugh 5. 

Stedman, John 6 

Stokes, Thomas 7 

Shrub, Benj amin 4 

Stone, Elisabeth 5 


Smith, Hampton 6 

Smith, Jesse 5 

Smith, Abner 4. 

Smith, Patrick, Sr 2 

Smith, Patrick, Jr 4 

Smith, Thomas 9 

Steel, James 3 

Shedd, George 5 

Siberly, John 5 

Smith, John 8 

Simmonds, Edw 3 

Snmmersall, William 7 

Smith, Stephen 12 

Smith, James 4 

Smith, Elisabeth 3 

Scott, William 7 

Shannon, Thomas 5 

Seal, Charles... 5 

Sims, Benjamin 5. 

Seal, Elijah 1 

Sims, Edw 8 

Seal, Anthony 7. 

Simonds, Randolp 5, 

Simonds, Jesse 4 

Swett, John 6 

Stewart, John 7 

Sims, John 6. 

Swillaw, John 6. 

Stuart, Al ex 6. 

Smith, Moses 2 

Thompson, Richard 2 

Turnapseed, Jacob 5. 

Turnapseed, Bat 6. 

Tidwell, William 8 

Tidwell, Edmond H 

Tidwell, John 11 

Tidwell, Elli 7 

Tidwell, William 3 

Tidwell, Robert 13 

Tidwell, Perry 2 

Tucker, Simon 2 

Thompson, David 6 

Thompson, David 2 

Thompson, Elisabeth 2 

Thompson, William 5 

Turner, John 11. 

Turner, John, Jr 4 

Turner, Jaraes 8 

Terry, Amey 1 

Thomas, Susanna 7. 

Trap, John 4. 

Trapp, William 12 

Thompson, Nathan 3 

Taylor, Champ 3 

Taylor, Jeremiah 2 

Taylor, Richard 7 

Tidwell, Rachel 5 

Taylor, Robert •' 

Taylor, John 4. 

Turner, Widow 5 

Thi'mson, Thomas S 

Thomas, Anderson 

Tidwell, Rob'irt, Jr. 

No one listed with the last 
name beginning with "U" 

Verce, Ezekiah. 4 

Vaughn, Thomas.... 8. 

Willingham, William 3 

Walker, Robert 6 

Walker, John 7 

Woodward, Mrs. Elisabeth. 6. 

White, Jesse 7 

Walker, Robert, Sr. 6 

Whitehead, John 2 

Williams, Joshua 7 

Watts, John 10 

Watts, Thomas 2 

Winn, Richard 10. 

Welldon, Samuel 10 

Whitehouse, Thomas 2. 

Wyret, Hermon 3 

Wilson, William 7 

Winn, Minor 3. 

Winn, James 2. 

Winn, John 2 

Winn, John, Sr 8 

Wall are, Jes.'^e 8 

Watson, John...., 3 

Wolf, Michael 9 

Wilson, Elisabeth 4 

Waugh, Samuel 4 

Watson, Elisabeth 5 

Watson , John 2 

Watson, Lucy 2 

Wright, Boland 3 

Wooley, Richard 10 

Wilkerson, John 6 

Wilkerson, Robert 7 

Wallis, Jesse T 4 

Woodward, William 6. 

Woodward, John 6. 

Woodward, Richard 12 

Wright, William 5 

Winn, John 7 

Wilson, Theophilus 7 

Wootan, Aaron 7 

Wootan, Moses 7 

Watts, George 13 

Willingham, William,... . 3. 

Willingham, John 4. 

Wells, Willnam 4 

Wayne, George 5 

Ward, John 7 

Williams, John 3 

Ward, Robert 3 

Willingham, Thomas 7 

Wooten, Daniel 3. 

Waugh, Samuel 6. 

Williamt Thomas 4 

Willian'S, John 3 

Whitehouse, Thompson 2 

Weaver, Morriss 6. 

Woodward, John 6 

Woodward, Burbage 2 

Watts, Edw. ,.Sr 9 

Wilson, Robert 2 

Workman, James 5 

Walker, John 1 

Wilson, Jesse 9 

Wilson, James 6. 

Wooten, John 5. 

Wilson, Joel ■. . 4 

Wilson, John 10. 

Wooten, John 5. 

Wilson, Joel 4 

Wilson, James 3 

Wells, Samuel 5 

Winchister, Willougjby. . . 10 

Wells. Joseph 5 

Williamson, Roland 5. 

Williamson, Lemual 4 

Williamson, Charles 6 

Williamson, Sterling 2 

Williamson, Abagail 3 

Yarbrough, William 5 

Young, Andrew 8. 

Young, Mary 5 

Young, Samuel 5. 

Yarbrough, Richard 8 

Yarboro, Owen 5 

Young, Hugh 4. 

Yarboro • William 4 

Yarbro, Thomas G 1 

Yarbrough, John 7 




ADAMS, Miss 53 

AIKEN, David, 76,79; Elize, 79 
Janes, 14j Joe. 76; 
J.R., 8, 73; 
ALSTON, Agnes, 72; Anne. 72,73; 

Cfiarnel, 72; Col. 71; David, 72,73; 

Elizabeth M., 70,73; Fannie K., 79 

Jemes, 31,70,71,72,73; 

James Henry, 71; John, 73, Joh9,Sr., 72 

Joseph Kirklsnd, 72; Kirklend, 71; 

LIrs., 71; Margaret, 72, 75; 

Marion Kennsn, 71j Mory, 72; Samuel, 7, 

Mrs, Su?;Dn, 72; Col. Wm. J., 70, 71, 72 

William J., 6, 31; W.J., 8; Wm. L., 73; 

William Samuel, 71, 72; 
ANDERSON, Edwi.rd, 69; Thomas, 69 
ARiMSTRCKG, }/.r., 69; 
ARNETTE, John Q., 45; Dr. R.C., 45; 

Susan T., 42; 
ARNOLD, V/illiam, 57 
AXUM, Patsie, 78; 

BAKER, 15 

BALAR, Ceptsi?!, 64 
BP.RKLEY, 13; Hugh, 9; Jas., 7,9 j 
John, 9 
Robert, 31 
Samuel G., 31 
BARli/ZELL, R.^I,, 5 
B£/di, Edith, 45 

Martin, 53 
BSATY, Archibald, 9 
BLAIR, General, 31 
BONh-ER, I, 7 
BOOKTER, Thomfis, 23 
BOOTAU, Major, 74 
BOUIWARE, Alb en, 47 
BOYCE, Mrs,, 36,37; 

Alexander, 35 

John, 35 

Mrs. Lydia Waters, 35 

Robert, 35 

V/.W., 7,8,35,73,75 

V/illiam Waters, 35 
EOYD, Mry Mary, 72, 73 

Miss, 62 

R.D., 8 
BRANMN, James, 45 

BRATTON, Dr., 14- 

Generel John, 7,8,77 
W.M,, 8 
-Jim. H., 7, 75 
BRICE, T.S., 8 
BROOM, Capt. Billy, 75 
BRO':;'N, 15 

MariFina, 71 
Miss, 39 

Colonel Newton, 39 
William, 7 
BUCHAN/JJ, Ajin, 32 
; Calvin, 34 

Creighton, 29, 30, 33, 34 
Dr. BJ^., 81 
72; Eliza, 34 

, 73, 79; Buchanan's Forfl , 30 

Capt. John, 28, 29, 30 
John, 6, 7, 33, 64, 71 
General John, 30, 31, 32 
John M., 75 
J.R., 9 
John R,, 29 
Martha, 33, 34 
Rachel, 30, 33 
Robert, 28, 33, 34 
BURT, Armisteed, 5 
BUTL3R, George, 40 
BYl-JUM, Capt. Thomas, 23 


CALHOUN, John C, 7, 60 
CAUaJS, Miss , 68 
CAMERON, Alex, 42, 43 

Dr. Andrew S., 42 

J. Feaster, 42 

James, 42 

John, 42 

Robert, 42 

Robert Gregg, 38, 42 

Sarah, 43 
CARLISLE, Prof. James R., 29 
Capt . John, 29 
Rev. William, 29 
CATHCART, Charles, 20 
John N., 20 
CAUTHEN, Mrs., 75 
CHAMBERS, Aleck, 20 
CHAPMAN, 47, 49. 

Giles, 49 

John, 49 
CLARK, Capt. 30 

Dr. Caleb, 78 

lla^^fliBS, 78 
CLAY, Henry, b 
CLINTON, Sir Henry, 56 
CIX)UD, Dr. William, ^7 
CLOJlfNEY, Moses, 53 
R.C., 8 
S.B., 9 

COBDEN, :, 36 89 * " 


John, 50, 76, 77 
John .': easier, 43 
Moses. 43 
COLEltAN, Ancil --S 

Andre. -J 46 
Allen u, 45 
Allen, 40 
Dr. B.y., 41 
Betsy, 45 
Dr. Dob, 40 
Charles, 45 
David A., 41 
Ifevid H., 46 

Dsvid Roe, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46 
Elizabeth, 41, 45, 46, 
G.V.'*, 40, 41 
Griffin R., 45 
Francis, 45 
Dr. Franklin, 40 
H£.ttie E, (nee Porter), 39 
Henry A., 41 

Henry Jonathan, 40, 41, 45, 54 
H.J., Jr., 41 
Hiram, 48 
H.J.F.'.V., 44 
Isaac, 43 

Isabella, 38, 42, 46 
Jacob F., 4(D 
John R., 44 
John C, 46 
JJl.F., 41 
Jonrthan D., 44, 50 
Martin, 45 
Dr. Proston, 40, 41 
Rebecca, 45 
Robert, 44, 45, 46, 
Robert C., 41 
Robert F,, 40 
Robert H., 40 
Dr. R.W., 40 
Sarah, 41,45,46 
Robert Roe, 44 
Sarah, 41, 45, 46 
Solomon, 45 
Stephen, 45 
Thome s, 49 
COLEMAN, Wiley, 48, 54 
Wxley F., 46 
VIxley »., 44 
William, 45 
William, "Buck", 44 
Wilson H., 46 
Zerebsble, 45 
COLVDJ, Andy Fesster, 47 

William, 38 
com: AY t 47 
COOK, P.B., 7 
John, 64 

D:'.'. John, 81 
N.P., 31 
Gen. Philip, 72 
Susan P., 72 

COOPER, Adsm, 38 
Eve, 38 
George, 43 
Margaret, 43 
Margaret Fry, 38 

CORNf''ALIJS,.Lord, 3 

CREIGIfTON, Y/illiem, 32 

CROCKETT, Davy, 80 

CROSST.HITE, Frances, 56 


CROSBY, Charles, 47 
Coleman, 47 
D., 8 
DGvis, 47 
D.P., 46 
Iv:rs. D.P., 47 
Richard, 47 
Stephen, 47, 49 
Thomas, 47 
W.W., 47 
William, 47 

GUSHING, Gen. Caleb., 36 

DANSBY, Daniel, 59 
DAI>IT2LER, Cornelia M, 79 

Georgienna C, ^ 25 

J.M., 25 

Mery A., 73 

Col. Olin M., 73, 79 
D/vVIS, A.E., 26 
Benj., 63 
Miss Celia, 62 
Cline C, 63 
FrPbklin, 59 
Glenn, 63 
•Harriett , 63 
Henry C, 6, 8 
Col, J. Bunyan, 63 
J.E., 9 
DAVIS, James, 56 

James B., 59 

Dr. James B., 62 

Jeff, 20 

Gen, Jeff C, 12 

John, 56 

Col. John, 62, 63 

Jonathan, 63 

Col, Jon. 63 

Colonel Jonathan, 59. 62 

Mary Glenn, 64 

R, Means, 4 

Nathan, 43 

Rebecca, 64 

Major Wm. J., 63 

Wm. K., 59, 63 


de GRi\FFENREID, C. 59 


Cherles, 47 
Charles A,, 8 

DUNOVaNT, Miss Kyte, 80 

DYE, "Guber", b3 

DYES, 46 

DURHAM, Cept. Chfirnsl, 55 

DUVAL, L.v;., 9 


K/.RLE, MisB, 23 

Elizabeth, 58 
Francis, b7 
Francis H,, 49 
Golding, 23 
Harrison, 57 
Henry Clay, 57 
James, 57 
James F., 57 
Jas. P., 57 
John, 57 
Mildred, 57 
Miss IJollie, 62 
Robert J., 57 
Sallie, 5B 
William , 55, t)7 
Willirm H., 57 
ELAM, Miss, 46 
ELKIN, Bayliss, 6b 

Bayliss E,, 8 
David, 6b 
D^vid R., 65 
Major Elliott, 6b 
James, 65 
J. Bimyan, 66 
Rev. V/m., 6b 
ELLIOTT, James M., 9 

J. Mc Kinney, 34 
ELLISON, Eramett, 54 
Robert, 4 
R.E., 9 
ELI.^ORE, F.H., 5 
ERVIN, Dr., 6b 
ESTES, Mrs. Dr. 47 
EVANS, David, 8, 9 

David R., 7, 14, 15 
D.R., 7, 14, 15 
D.R,, Jr., 14 
John H., V 
John, 14 
Joseph, 14 
Mrs., 14 


FANT, Dr. F.H., 57 
Dr. F.M., 60 
Dr. F.MJ:., 57 
F.W., 57 
Jessie, b7 
John, DV 
O.H.P., 57 
Dr. Sam, 57 
V/illiam, 24, b't 
Willie, 57 
FEAST.^JR, Andrew, 38, 39, 40, 43, 49 
Capt. Andrew, 9 
Belle, 40 
Capt., 10 
Chaney, 38, 41 
D.R., 39, 41, 49 
David R,, 39 
Edith D., 39 
Elbert H., 39 
Jacob, 38, 43 
Jacob N., 40 

Jscob, (Squire Jake) 38, 46 
John, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 49 
John C, 27, 39 
John M., 38, 42 
Julia, 40 
Laurens, 38, 47 
Mery, 38, 40 
Mary N., 39 
Moses, 38 
Narcissa M., 40 
Nathan A,, 39 
Peter, 38 
Sallie, 40 
Savilla, 38 
Susan, 38 40 
Susan E., 39 
T.D.. 39. 46 
FEE, Jilrs. L.R., 49 
FERGUSON, Stephen, 13 
FINl'JEGAN, General, 74 
FOOT, Miss, 22 
FORD, John, 63 

Mrs. Robert, 11, 12 
Mr. Robert, 12, 13 
iTUNKLIN, Miss, 46 
FREE, Simeon, 48 
FULLER, Miss, 63 

FURMAN, Rev. James C, 62, 63, 64 

f Nanoy, 65 

QADSDEN, Christopher, 81 
QAILLARD, Frencee B., 37 

Henry A., 7 

H^., 8 

Richard W., 37 


GAITHSR, Rac!u)el, 17, 18 

Ric!u-rd, 17 
GSLSTOII, James, 53 
GIBSON, Jacob 5 64 

Cept. Tully S., 75 

Mrs., 75 
GILDER, Dr. Js.mes K., 57 

GiLiens, 58 

GLADDSl^, Mios^ 40 
Jameti, 45 
Jol-jij 45 
GlENN, Blsfiton, 23 

Col. John, 68 
GODFREY, Margaret, 24 
GOODLSTT, Col. S.D., 27 
GOREE, (^idow), 23 
GR/lNT, President U.S., 8 
GRAY, John, 64 
GRIFFEJ, George, 56 
G7/I1TN3, 48 


HALL, Col, Alexander B., 68 
Jane, 68 
Mary, 68 
HALSELL, Itorcas, 48 
HAMILTON, Jemes, Jr., 5 
HAKAHAN, Dr., 16 
HANCOCK, Andrew, 45 
John, 53 
Robert, 64 
HARDEN, John, 33 

T., 33 
IU.RPKR, Chancellor, 5, 23 

¥/illiem, 6 
HARRIS, Dr., 57 
Mr., 68 
HARRISON, John,R., 81 
HASKELL, Col. A.C., 3 
HAVIS, J., 7 

Col. Jesse, 15 
HAYNE, Gov, R.Y., 5, 24 

Robert Y,, 5 

Uisc Sue, 68 
ffilATH, MisB Alice, 73 

Thomae, 81 
HELLER, Silas ,H,, 60 
HEIAI, 55 

HENDERSON, Derid, 48 
HERBERT, Mrs., 37 
HEERON, Mrs, RJi,, 14 
HENRY, yir8.,,79 
HILL, Col,, 68 

"London Bill", 53 
Sellio, 65 

Siiaeon^ 43, 44 

•* Stump Bill", 53 
"VerEiiit Dick", 53 
Cept. William E,, 43 

HILLS J, 53 

HODGES, Mr., 59, 60 

H0FIl£i"vN9 l^s, (nee Robinson), 42 

HOUeS, K., 66 

HORLHECK, Dr,, 19 

HUDSON, J.W,, 4 

HIJGEI'I3<% C.J., 63 

HUGSR, Deniel E., 5 

HUGHES, Dave, 75 
Frank, 75 
fie'edSPsan, 75 
Robert, 75 

irarrrsR, g.b., 7 

James Levy, 42 
HUTCHISON, WilUem P., 59 


IRBY, Cora 


JACOBS, Shedrack, 9 

"Thundering", 28 
JETSR, John, 43 

V7illiein, 43 
JOHNSON, James, 9 
S,, 7 

Saisual, 31 
JOHNSTON, Janes, fili 
Job, 5 
Miss, U6 
JOHNSTONE, Chancellor Job, 57 
JONES, Lizzie, 57 


KERR, Miss Fannie D., h? 
William, k9 
W.H., 9 
KINCAID, Elizabeth, 69 

Capt.^anss , 62 
Jarnes, 66, 67, 68 
Colonel, 69 
Nancy, 68,69 
Rebecca, 62 
Colonel William, 68 
KINARD, M.L., 27 
Mrs., 58 


KimCRLY, Mrs., 22 

KIRKLAND, Frances, 70,71,72, 73 
Joseph, 61i,70, 
J.D., 8 
William, 6U,70 




Major William S. , U7 

William ("Carpenter Bill") , 23 

William Boykin, 25 

William S., 6,25,71,78 

Mrs. William S., 71 

Colonel William 3. , 39 

Major William, 27 


LYLESj Colonel Aromanos, 22,2li,6ii 
Austin, 26 
Helton, 26 
Benjamin, 23 
Carrie, 26 
Drucilla, 23,2li 
Eliza, 23 
Eliza R. , 25 
Ephriam, 22, 2 h, 56 
"idttle" Ephriam, 22, 23 
Esther, 60 
E.F., 9 
Fannie, 57 
Fannie Eliza, 27 
Fannie Kortensia, 27 
Florence 27 
Hooyy J., 39 
Capt., 26 
James, 22,26 
Capt, James, 23 
J.C, hb 

John, 22,23,2U,26 
Col. John, 22 
Jchn W. , 26 
John S,, 8 
J. Feaster, 26 
Mrs., 25 
Major, 53 
Mat tie P., 26 
Maiy C, 27 
Nicholas, 26 
Rebecca, 22, 23 
Rebecca V., 26,79 
Ruth, 38 
Sue Boykin, 26 
Sue H., 27 
Salli^, 26 
Miss Sallie, 39 
Thomas, 7,22, 21], 26,78 
Capt. Thomas, 5, 26, 
Capt. Thos. M., 25,26,79, 
Major, 25 

Major Ihomas, 2U, 27, 56,59,80 
T.W., U6 

Thomas Jefferson, 23 
Valentine, 22,23 
William, 27 
William H. , 27 

MADDEN, Dr., 19,20 

Thomas L., h2 
MARTIN, Edward, 61^ 
MATTHEWS, Mi3S Edith, 72 
MAT, Benjamin, 6U 
MAlfFIELD, Mrs. Wesley, UO,U2,U5 
MAYO, Thompson, 65 
McAFIF, Lee, U3 
McCALL, J. P., 6 

John B., 3i 
McCANTS, J.B., 8, 75 

J. Wm., 26 
McCAULE, Rev. T.R., U 
McCUI^AHAN, Miss, 39 
McCOITOELL, Andrew, U7,5U, 

A.J. (Dick), k2 

Nancy, itl 
McCORLEI, John D., 9 
McCRETGHT, James 19, 29 

McCULLY, 19 

McDowell, d., 8 

KcDUFFIE, George, 5 
McGHEES, 23 
McGILL, ThOBas, 62 
McKARNEY, Mr., 65 
McEENSTRY, John, 75. 
Nancy, 75 
Samuel, 75 
Thomas S. , 8,75 
McLAtffi, Jonathan, 53 

KcLURKIN, Dr., S.W.B., U6 
McMAHAN, Daniel, 68 
James, 68 
John, 68 
McMNlTS, 56 
McMSTER, Mrs., 21 

George, Ih 
George H. , 3, 67 
G.R., 8, 29 
John, 16-a, 19 
Mrs. Rachael, 3U 
McMEEKIN, Hayne, 8 

Rosalie, 26 
McMOR'^IS, William, 6U 


I-^cMULLEN, I'x,, 3li 
McSHAN, Andy, U3 

Ferdinand, lt3 
Hundley, h3 
Judith, 1x3 
McWHORTER, William, 1^9 
M^ador, Jchn, hi 

Di*. Lem, U7 
Meredith Poole, hi 
Dr. W.M., hi 
MEANS, 22 

Etivid, 31 
David H., 6,8 
John H., 8,59 
John, 30 

Colonel John, 6,7 
Gen. John,H., 61 
Gov, John H., U? 
Nod, 53 
Robert, .31,59 
ThcTTias, 30,31, 
C;-l. Thomas, 22 
/..'.iliam B.-, 59 
MILLS'^S, 21 
M:LLER, Stephen D., 5 
KILLIKEN, Kary, 33 
MILLING, David, 31 

Capt. Hugh, 15,30,33 
Jchn, 8,9 
Mary, 30 

Sallie Bumey, 30 
Sarah, 30 
MITCHELL, Beverley C, Ul 

Cullen, U7,h9 
David, 81 
Drucilla, 38 
Isham, U9 
James B. , ^ 
John G., 17 

"Cage" (Kichajah), U7,li9,53 
Notly, U9 
Robert, 50 
Samuel, 38 
Geitdniah, 53 
MOHTGO^'EHr, David, 7 
MOORE, Major Henry, 28 
Rev. rfrs., 1x9 
Sheriff, 10 
William, 9 
t!0''.'TS, Sue C, 26 
mSE, Janes, 9 
MIERS, J.J., 8 

Wm. N. 59 

NEIL, J.J., 9 

NELSON, Wm., 9 

NLTITT, Brocks, h9 

Cornelius, U7,li9 
Francis, li7,U9 
Jack, U9 
Joseph K, , h9 
Laura, h9 
Precious Ann U9 


NOLAN, Isaac, h6 

NORRIS, Mary, 39 

OBFAR, Rev. J., 19 
OnWALf John B. , 5 

Richard, Sr. , 65 
OWENS, Albert W., 73 

Alston, 73 

Anne, 7U 

James, 73, 7U 

James, Sr., 7)j.75 

James B. , tU 

Jesse, 73,7U,75,8l 

J.T., 8 

Maiy, 73 

Dr. Sam, 76 

Samuel, 73.75 

S.B., 8 

Wm., 73,75,77 

Dr. William, 76,77 

Gen. v;m. , 7U 


PADffiR, Rev. Edward, 32 

Edward G., 6,7,8,31,73,75 
PARKS, Miss, U7 
PARR, MAJor Henry W., 66 
PARROTT, Nathan, 53 
PEARSON, Mrs., 70 

Mrs. Elizabeth, 35 

Mrs. D. , 70 

G.B., 27 

George B.,Dr., l6-a. 35,59 

Grace, 66 

John, 65 

Gen. John, 6U ,65,66 

Martha, 65 

Mary E., 35 

Philip, 65 

Philip, Sr., 60 

F.B., 7,78 

Rebecca, 78 


PEAY, A.F., 7 

Col. Austin F., 25 
N.Am 7 
PERHf, B.: , 5 
PFISTER, V6B Fe^ster 
PHILLIPS^ James , 33 

Capt, James, 33 
Col, John, 3li 
P^berb, 33 
Smith, 33 
PICKETT, John, 17 
Keziah, 33 
Micajah B., hi 
Reuben, 17 
PUYFR, T., 7 

POELINITZ, Lt., F.A., 26 
POPE, Miss, 80 

JansE3 , 68 
Mr., 68 
PORTER, F.:7., CM., 39 
POWELL, Cuilen, 59 
PRr",STON, Hon. W.C., 32 



Maria Louisa, 39 
Dr. T.J., UO 
Victoria E., 39 
RHETT, R.B., $ 
RICHARDS, Kiss, 23 
RION, Col. James, 3 
ROBERTSON, V;ti. B., 6,8,71 
ROBINSON, Billy, 53 
Ed, 33 
John, 53 
Nat, 53 
Rebecca, 53 
Willia, 53 
William, 53 
ROE, Elizabeth, hh 
ROGERS, Rev. James, 62 

John, 62 
ROOK, Katie, 23 
RUFF, Silas, 9 
RUSH, James, 65 
RUTUKD, James, 75 
S.R., 8 

SECREST, Miss, Ul 

SEYMOrffi, yiaj. William, 5U 


SHEDD, J.N., 8 


SHERMAN, Gen., 3,11,12,13 

SHIRLEY, Hatter John, 53 

>tLrron, 53 
SIMONS, S.M., 39 
SIMS, Reuben, 23 
SIMONTON, Dr. Christopher , U2,U3 

John, Ii2,li3 
SIMPSON, Billy, 81 

John, 58, '.3 
SLOAN, Miriam M. , 27 
SMART, Harriett, 79 

Dr. William, 75 
SMITH, Dr., 66 

John, 2li,59 

William, 6 

STARKE, Jane, 79 

Reuben, 79 
STEVENSON, Col. Hugh, 62 
Samuel H , Ul 
STEWART, James S. , 9 
STONE, Elizabeth, 38 
Jacob, 38, h7 
Margaret, k3 
STROTHER, Capt. Dargen, 80 
John, 6k 
J.D., 8 

Gen. William, 80 
Sallie, 81 
Sallie W. , 25 
William , h,6U 
STROUD, J.H., 13 
SWITER, General Ihoraas, 16-a, 22 


TAYLOR, General Ed., U8 
TliOMAS, hi 

C.E., 8 
TRIBBI£, Mr., 39 
TUCKER, William, U3 

Starling, 80 
TUPPER, Frederick, 63 
TURNBULL, HobertJ., 5 
TURNER, 51i 
TYNE3, Henry, h9 

SATTERWHITE, Richard, 58 
SCOTT, Dr. ,13 

Miss, 62 




V.L':^;, Carr E. , 58 
L.r., 58 
Roseboroi:gh, 58 
Susan, 58 
W.itfield, 58 
William, 58 



WAGENER, Fort, U8 

V/ALDO, ''!rs. J.W., 73 

'.vAXKER, Miss, U7 


•.•■'".SHTNGTON, President George, 66 

V;ATEF3, Charlie, h9 
lydia, 35 
Oliver, U9 
WATT, Mr., 76,77 
WATSCN, Capt., 6)i 
WEBP, Elizabeth, 56 

Jesse, ^6 
VreiRS, US 
■.■ffD:H, Johh, 63 
WHiniEY, 67 
WID^riERS, lt6 
WILUA!^!S, General, 20 
Tom, U^ 
William , UO 
WILLIAi^ISOW, Alice, 78 
Martha, 81 
Roland, 81 
WII^ON, John L., 5 
WINN, John, 3, k 

Col. John, 15.3U,6ii 
Minor, 15, 3U 
Gen. Richard , 3,7,m,15 
16, l6-a, 33 
WITHRQ'/, W.H., 5 
WITHERS, Judge, 71 
Lawson, k9 
WOLLING, John G. , 39 
WOOD, Janes R. , 58 

I^rj A. , 25 
Billy, 52 
Cynthia, 78 
Edward, 80 
Esther, 78,79 
G.W., 9 
Hat tie, 80 
Jemima, ^1 

John, 80 

J. A., 7,3 
James A., 59 
laicy, 81 
Mcxry, So 

::ar7 Ann Collins, 79 
'■:ary Collins, 78,80, 8 
OsTTjnd, 78,81 
i¥. Osmund, 79 
Rebecca, 81 
Regina, 81 
Richard, 9 
Sallie, 78,80 
Miss Sallls S., 7k 
Sallie P. , 27 
Thomas B. , 59 
Thomas W., 7,8 
Major Thomas, 3,3,26,50,72 
William, 7,31 
Wra. T., 80 

Col. V.'illiam T., 78,79 
WOOIET, Col. A. Feaster, U3m 
E., h3 
Ezekiel, 9 
WORTHY, ■William, 23 
WRIGHT, Dr., 50 
Bolin, 50 
David, 53 
Pinkey, 51,52 
William, 50,53 
Uriah S., 50,51,52 

YOUNGDS, Hari-iet, 32 
A.W., 9 
lOUNGEm John I., h2, Henry 
Henry, [i2 
James W. , 1^2 
YOU:}GUE, John M., 32 
Parson, 32 
YONGUE, Parson S.W., Ik 
YODI^GE, Robert, k2 

Rebecca, kl 
YONGUE, Sarah A. , Ul ■ 
William , k2 
Samuel, 32 
Samuel W. , 9 . 


ZIMl-ITRMAN, Mas, 63