Backcountry, Sources

How to talk like you are from 19th century South Carolina?

How to talk like you are from 19th century South Carolina?…Let Mr. Edward Hooker be your guide. When Edward Hooker wrote his diary of his time in South Carolina (1805- 1808)1 , he included a commentary on the “great many peculiarities of phrase… some of them vulgarisms and some …proper enough, and convey an idea …

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“Bring no Dogs with you…”- Charles Woodmason in the South Carolina Backcountry

Bring no Dogs with you- they are very troublesome- and I shall fine inform the Magistrate of those who do it, for it is an Affront to the Divine Presence which We invoke…”[1] Perhaps if you have ancestors who lived in the backcountry of South Carolina during the colonial era, you will find the journal …

Loyalist, Peter Pettypool, Sources

A Loyalist in the Fork Between the Broad and Saluda Rivers

But this is not all. Vigorous measures are absolutely necessary. If a dozen persons [Loyalists] are allowed to be at large, our progress has been in vain, and we shall be involved in a civil war in spite of our teeth. In giving you this information, I tell a melancholy truth, but I do my …

Laurens County SC, Peter Pettypool, Seth Petty Pool

The Arrival of the Scuffletown Pool Family in Laurens County, South Carolina

History vs. Family Legend Shortly after I began my research into the Pool family of Laurens County, South Carolina, I encountered a book published in 1931 by Bessie Poole Lamb and Mary- Mack Poole Ezell entitled A Genealogical History of the Poole, Langston, Mason Families and Kindred Lines of Upper South Carolina. Their account of …

Laurens County SC, Thomas Pitts Poole

“Thos. P. Poole, the big cotton planter of Tylersville”

The August 25th, 1909 edition of the Laurens Advertiser printed a rambling article called “Going to Mill” by R. O. H. It provides a brief glimpse of how the Scuffletown area of Laurens County looked at the dawn of the 20th century. R. O. H. is describing a wagon ride from his home to Yarborough’s …