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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 …