History of Marlboro County, South Carolina

History of Marlboro County, South Carolina

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History of Marlboro County, South Carolina - J. A. W. Thomas. Marlboro County, located in the northeast corner of South Carolina, was established in 1785 in the Pee Dee region of the state (see Gregg's Early Pee Dee Settlers in the Main Catalog under "South Carolina"). It is believed that the area was inhabited solely by Indians until about 1730. The book presents chapters on the county's early history and settlers; industrial affairs of the early settlers; the American Revolution and the build-up toward it; operations on Pee Dee; Bishop Gregg; members of the legislature; Scottish settlers; the town of Clio; the courthouse; Bennettsville; Brightsville; Blenheim; the "Confederate War"; early ministers; Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches; the town of McColl; Adamsville; educational matters; "The Colored People"; 1886; "Down to the Twentieth Century"; and families such as David, Evans, Wilds, Hodges, Irby, Pegue, Rogers, Brown, Magee, Carloss, Mason Lee, Coxe, Townsend, Henagan, Bruce, Kolb, Pouncey, Cochrane, Spears, Vining, Terrell, Thornwell, Gillespie, Ellerbe, Forniss, Pledger, Thomas, Parker, Ammons, Fletcher, Easterling, Ayer, Covington, Eden, Meekins, Wilson, Campbell, McColls, McLaurins, McCall, Hawley, Weatherly, McRae, Hinshaw, McLeod, McLucas, Bennett, Stubbs, Moore, McInnis, Huckabee, Matheson, James, Williams, Bedgegood, Pugh, Breeden and Adams. In the chapter on the "Confederate War" there are rosters listing more than 800 soldiers, and an everyname index lists over 3,200 names. A fold-out map of Marlboro County and a map of the Old Marlborough Court House complement the work. (1897, 1997), 2010, paper, index, 318 pp. 101-T0713 ISBN: 0788407139