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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Charleston Fire Department



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Monday, May 23, 2016

The Old Plantation Days #history #genealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet


Old Plantation Days

" My Dear Granddaughter Dorothy:

Medway PlantationGrandmother is growing to be an old lady, and as you are still too young to remember all she has told you of her own and (the people of your mother), she is going to write down her recollections that you may thus gain a true knowledge of the old plantation days, now forever gone, from one whose life was spent amid those scenes. The South as I knew it has disappeared; the New South has risen from its ashes, filled with the energetic spirit of a new age. You can only know the New South, but there is a generation, now passing away, which holds in loving memory the South as it used to be. Those memories are a legacy to the new generation from the old, and it behooves the old to hand them down to the new. The spirit of those early days is what I chiefly desire to leave with you; the bare facts are history, but just as the days come back to my recollection I will write about them, and necessarily the record will be fitful memories woven together but imperfectly. My father, your great-grandfather, was a direct descendant on (the side of his mother) of Landgrave Smith, first Colonial Governor of South Carolina, his mother being (the granddaughter of) Landgrave Smith; his grandfather was Pierre Robert, a Huguenot minister who emigrated to America, after the revocation of the edict of Nantes, and led the Huguenot colony to South Carolina. My father was born in 1791 in the old homestead situated forty miles up the river from Savannah. He had twelve children, and I was one of the younger members of his large family. After he left South Carolina College he made a trip through the North on horseback, as this was before the time of railroads. It took him a month to reach Pennsylvania and New York State, and as it was in the year of 1812, he happened to ride out of Baltimore as the British rode in. After father returned home he married a cousin, Miss Robert. He had one son by this marriage, at whose birth the young mother died. This son returning from a Northern college on the first steamboat ever run between Charleston and New York, was drowned; for the vessel foundered and was lost off the coast of North Carolina. Father's second wife was a descendant of the Mays of Virginia, who were descendants of the (younger brother) of the Earl of Stafford. This lady was my own dear mother and your great-grandmother. I must now tell you something about her grandmother, for my mother inherited much of her wonderful character from this stalwart Revolutionary character. (The eldest son of) my great-grandmother, at nineteen, was a captain in the Revolutionary War, and she was left alone, a widow on her plantation. When the British made a raid on her home, carrying off everything, she remained undaunted, and, mounting a horse, rode in hot haste to where the army was stationed, and asked to see the general in command. Her persistence gained admittance. She stated her case and the condition in which the British soldiers had left her home, and pleaded her cause with so much eloquence that the general ordered the spoils returned to her. This old lady, who was your great-great-great-grandmother, lived to be a hundred and six years old; her skin was like parchment and very wrinkled; she died at last from an accident. " Source: Old Plantation Days. Being Recollections of Southern Life before the Civil War by Mrs. N. B. De Saussur.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Great Fire of Charleston, SC in 1861 #genealogy #history #southcarolinapioneersnet


The Great Fire of Charleston SC in 1861

Charleston FireA great fire occurred in Charleston on December 11, 1861 around 8:30 PM. General Lee had made a general inspection of the city's defenses that day and was dining at the Mills House. The origin of the fire came from Slave refugees had started a campfire near the sash and blind factory which got out of control. It spread to the factory and to Cameron's Foundry next door and rising winds blew it southwesterly in Market Street where sparks set ablaze wooden tenements. Then the fire quickly roard into the neighboring streets and within minutes the Gas Works was exploding iinto flames. It swept down Meeting Street destroying the Circular Congregational Church, the Institute Hall where the Ordinanace of Secession was signed, the Charleston Theatre and other buildings. The fire swept down Queen and Meeting Streets and Friend Street. It was so terrible that citizens crouched in the streets. The magnificient Cathedral of St. John and St. Finbar 

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Friday, October 23, 2015

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Two important Documents in Charleston, South Carolina provide historical impact

Colonel William Sayle, born 1590 in England, died 1675 in the Bahamas, was the governor of Bermuda in 1643 and again in 1658, where he wrote his last will and testament.  However, later he was governor of Charleston, South Carolina as late as 1671 where he made another will. 
Also, among the first settlers to Charleston was Henry Woodward who came with Sir John Yeamans, baronet.

The only way to find this information is to read the will of John Woodward which is here
On the surface it appears that much was omitted or lost from the South Carolina records for genealogists, however, the place to search is in the old wills and estates. Everything is there.  Where they came from, their occupation, and tons of interesting history.  Many Charleston people were also in Bermuda, Jamaica and Barbados.

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