History of Spartanburg County, South Carolina
History of Spartanburg County [South Carolina]: Embracing an Account of Many Important Events and Biographical Sketches of Statesmen . . . and the Names of Many Others Worthy of Record in the History of Their County. John B. O. Landrum . (1900)
The work at hand is the sequel to Mr. Landrum's Colonial and Revolutionary History of Upper South Carolina, which treated the pre-Revolutionary War history of the territory that became Spartanburg County. The author deftly captures the key political developments in Spartanburg County for the century following the Revolution. Special chapters are also devoted to the issues of religion, temperance, education, and, of course, secession. Landrum's real concern, however, is with the people of Spartanburg County; indeed the final 500 pages of the book are devoted to biographical and genealogical sketches of its families and luminaries. The essays are frequently accompanied by photographs of the principals and references to the individuals' participation, if any, in the Confederate cause. Also included is a list of Spartanburg County legislators and other officials and Spartanburg's heroes of the Civil War.
The following is a list of the main families discussed in the sketches: Allen, Amos, Anderson, Archer, Ballenger, Barry, Benson, Berwick, Bishop, Blake, Blassingame, Bomar, Bowden, Brockman, Brown, Burke, Burnett, Caldwell, Calvert, Camp, Cannon, Carlisle, Carpenter, Chapman, Choice, Clarke, Cleveland, Cofield, Compton, Crocker, Dean, Douglass, Drummond, Duncan, Earle, Edwards, Elford, Evins, Ezell, Farley, Farrow, Fielder, Fleming, Foster, Griffith, Hampton, Harris, Henneman, High, James, Jordan, Judd, Kennedy, Kilgore, Lake, Lanford, Landrum, Lee, Legg, Lipscomb, Martin, Mason, McCullough, McDowell, McMillen, Monk, Montgomery, Moore, Nesbitt, Nicholls, Oeland, Pendleton, Petty, Poole, Reid, Richardson, Rowland, Rudisail, Russell, Sloan, Smith, Snoddy, Switzer, Thomas, Thompson, Trimmier, Tucker, Turner, Vernon, Walker, Westmoreland, Wilkins, Wilmot, Wilson, Wingo, Winsmith, Wofford, Wood, Woodruff, and Zimmerman.
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