May 22d, at his residence in Lancaster District, Mr.
Blackman, in the 75th year of his age. Mr. Blackman was born
on the 29th January 1785, on the same plantation on which he resided
at his death. He spent his long life ovf over three score years and
ten in the neighborhood in which he was born, and among the friends
of his early life and childhood and their children (The Charleston
Mercury June 7, 1859)
Lancaster, Sept 27 - Mr. Carl Baker, a worthy young
man, originally from Kershaw county, died here at an early hour this
morning at the home of his brother, Mr. L. T. Baker, after an
illness of two weeks. He was a son of Mr. James S. Baker of Kershaw
county and was in his 21st year. He is survived by his father and
the following brothers and sisters: Mr. L. T. Baker of this place,
Mr. H. S. Baker of Chesterfield, Mr. M. M. Baker of Bethune, Mrs.
John W. Threatt and Mrs. Thomas Hoit of Pageland, Mrs. S. W. Worley
of Lancaster. The burial was in West Side cemetery this afternoon at
5 o'clock, the Rev. T. A. Dabney conducting the funeral
Lancaster, Oct, 23 - Amos Mungo, a well known and highly respected
farmer of this county, died of fever, Wednesday at his home in the
Rich Hill section and was buried Thursday at Fork Hill Baptist
church. He was about 35 years old and leaves a widow and several
children. ( The State October 24, 1909)
Lancaster, Jan. 22 – R. H.
Sapp, well known citizen and Confederate veteran, died about
2 o'clock this morning at his home in the Sapp Cross Roads section
of the county after a lingering illness of lung trouble. He was
about 70 years old, and leaves a widow, formerly Miss Emily Plyler,
daughter of the late Daniel Plyler, three sons and a daughter. Dr.
W. H. Sapp, D. R. and D. F. Sapp, Mrs. U. A. Funderburk, all of this
county. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Clark, of Fall
River, N.C. The burial was at Bethel church this afternoon at 4
o'clock. (The State January 23, 1911)
Died...April 24th, near Cureton's Store,
Lancaster District, Mr.
Daniel Steele, in the 21st year of his age. (The
Charleston Mercury, May 3, 1858)
April 10th, in
Lancaster District, Mrs. Jane Steele,
consort of Col. James Steele, and daughter of Mr. Daniel Carnes, one
of the earliest settlers of the Warhaws, in the 72d year of her age.
The deceased was born the 11th September, 1786, and was married the
19th April 1808. She was the mother of 12 children, 26
grand-children and 2 great-grand children. (The Charleston Mercury,
May 3, 1858)
On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, U.S. Air Force Staff
Sergeant Patrick Lee Griffin, Jr., 31, died from injuries sustained
while in combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom. His wife, Michelle
(Heidt), a son, Corey, four, and a daughter, MaKensie, age two,
survive Mr. Griffin. Also surviving Mr. Griffin is his mother,
JoDene Richards of Cortland, NY; his father, Patrick Sr. of Groton,
NY; his grandfather, Clyde (Milton) Bower of Mclean, NY; a sister,
Penny Crandall of Groton, NY; a brother, Tony of Cortland, NY; a
brother, Chuck, of FL, a brother, Eric, of California; nephews TJ,
Mason, Justin, Casey; and a niece, Krista.
Mr. Griffin enlisted in the USAF in March of 1998.
Upon completing his Basic Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio,
TX, he was stationed at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, and was assigned
to the 49th Security Force Squadron as an Armour'.
In 1999, Patrick served as a member of the 16th
Expeditionary Air Base Group at the San Vito-dei Normanni Air
Station in San Vito, Italy. While serving in Italy, he received an
award for Outstanding Service of Support for his participation in
Operations Joint Forge and Allied Force. He also received the NATO
Medal of Service in October of 1999 for Operations in Relation to
the Former Yugoslavia.
Upon completing this assignment and with intent of
enhancing his career goals, Patrick was approved to successfully
cross-train into the Aerospace Control and Warning Systems
Apprentice conducted by the 81st Training Group at KesslerAFB,
Mississippi. In March of 2001, as a Senior Airman, he received the
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his participation in Operation
Southern Watch with 386th Air Expeditionary Group at Ali Al Salem
Air Base, Kuwait.
In September of 2001 he was transferred to Eglin AFB,
Florida, and was Data Systems Technician for the 728th Air Control
Squadron. He received orders to be deployed in Operation Iraqi
Freedom in April of 2003, and died near Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, as his
convoy was ambushed enroute to Baghdad.
Other awards that Sergeant Griffin has received are
the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (2 devices), the Air Force Good
Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force
Expeditionary Medal, the Air Force Longevity Service Award (1
device), the NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, the Air
Force Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, the Air Force Training
Ribbon, and a Purple Heart.
Burial with full military honors will be at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21, 2003, in Willow Glen Cemetery, NYS Rt. 13, 2090
Dryden Rd., Dryden, NY, followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m.
Wednesday at the Reach Out for Christ Church, 318 Johnson Road,
Freeville, NY, which is ½ mile from the cemetery. Patrick's family
will be present to receive their friends at the Perkins Funeral
Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden, on Tuesday, May 20, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Those wishing to remember Patrick are asked to consider memorial
gifts to the Patrick Griffin Children's Education Fund, c/o
The First National Bank of Dryden, PO Box 25, Dryden, NY 13053-0025.
Mollie H. Young
Mrs. Mollie Harris
Young, 87, of Heath Springs and Columbia, died at the Columbia
Hospital at 11 o'clock Monday nightl. She was the widow of W. J.
She was born in Lancaster County, daughter of the late
John K. Harris and Jane Terry Harris. She was a lifelong member of
the Beaver Creek Baptist Church near Heath Springs where general
services will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon by the Rev. John
Mullis. Interment will be in the churchyard. Surviving are six
daughters, Mrs. M. G. Coleman, Mrs. T. D. Sligh, Mrs. Dewey Hagins,
Mrs. M. J. Knight, Mrs. Fred Bouknight, all of Columbia, and Mrs.
Myrtle Dowdle of Lancaster; a son, W. F. Young of Columbia; three
sisters, Mrs. Lottie Blackmon and Mrs. J. M. Knight of Lancaster and
MRs. Lula Mackey of Hickory, N.C.; two brothers, J. C. Harris of
Lancaster and J. C. P. Harris of Charlotte; 28 grandchildren; 43
great-grandchildren and a number on nieces and nephews.
pallbearers at tomorrow's funeral will be W. D. Hagins, C. B.
Dowdle, Howard Knight, Charles Franklin, Paul Quattlebaum, Ronnie L.
Gantt. Honorary pallbearers will be deaons of the Beaver Creek
Church and Durham Caston, Bill Williams, Bertram Horton, John
Clemmons, Lawrence Powers, and Jake Harkey. All pallbearers will
meet at the church. The family will be at the residence of
Mrs. Dewey Hagins, 5101 Colonial Dr. The funeral party will leave
Talbert Funeral Home at 1 o'clock...Published in The State on
January 18, 1956 - contributed by Andrew Staton
CAPTAIN S. E. WHITE, TEXTILE WORKER,
LANCASTER S. C., March 4. Captain Samuel E.
White, banker and pioneer textile manufacturer, died here tonight.
At the close of the Civil war, through which he served with
distinction, he founded at Fort Mill, S. C. the first gingham mill
established in the South. He was the president of the, mill at his
death and also of the bank at Fort Mill, He was 75 years old.
Date: 1911-03-05; Paper: Macon Telegraph, contributed by Barb
Mr. W. T. B.
Special of The State, 1909-10-15
Oct. 14 - Mr. W.T.B. Duncan, a well known citizen of the Dixie
section, died this morning, after an illness of about 15
months. He was a son of the late Columbus Duncan of Pleasant
hill township and was about 54 years old. He leaves a widow
and several children, among them two sons, William and James, who
were students of the State university. The burial will be at
Hopewill church tomorrow.
Charley Beauregard Sumter
Died, at Lancaster, South Carolina,
September 27th, 1862, Charley Beauregard Sumter, infant son of
George H. and Ellen L. Brown, aged 1 year, 8 months and 11
days. The departure of this lovely and interesting child has
created a vacancy which will long be felt amidst a circle of
affectionate relatives and loving friends.
Weep not, mother, for thy baby boy,
He lives, tho'
resting with the sunny dead.
He lives and knows such angel
That even a mother's tears should not be shed for
But think that Thou hast given,
A little flower to live
and grow in Heaven.
[Charleston Daily Courier, Published October 02, 1862,
submitted by cd=fofg
Capt. J. M. Davis
Capt. J. M. Davis, who
was aid to Major General Kershaw, during the late war, died Jan.
14th, at Kershaw, South Carolina. [Galvelston Weekly News,
Published February 04, 1878, submitted by cd=fofg]
, Jan. 12. – John
Mackey, a worthy citizen and Confederate
veteran, died suddenly day before yesterday at his home in the Heath
Springs section. He was severely wounded in battle during the war,
from which he never fully recovered. He was about 65 years old and
leaves a widow and four children. He is also survived by two
brothers, Thomas and Samuel Mackey, farmers north of Lancaster.
[State – 13 Jan. 1910 ; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]
Lancaster , Feb. 16. – Mrs. Sallie Steele, wife of S. S.
Steele of the Creek section, died Sunday after a protracted illness
and was buried yesterday at Zion church. She was a daughter of T. P.
Williams of the Creek community, and was about 30 years old. She is
survived by her husband and several children. [State – 17 Feb. 1910
; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]
Lancaster , Dec. 15. – Mrs. Crawford Slogner died suddenly
at her home here Sunday. She was a daughter of the late Jackson
Small and was about 55 years old. She is survived by several
children. The burial was at Fork Hill Baptist church Monday. [State
– 16 Dec. 1909 ; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]
Lancaster , Dec. 15. – Newton Evans, a good citizen and
successful farmer, died Monday at his home, north of Lancaster , of
pneumonia. He was a brother of Joseph Evans of Lancaster and was
about 44 years old. He is survived by two sons and one daughter. The
burial was at Zion church today. [State – 16 Dec. 1909 ; transcribed
by Marla Zwakman]
Eugene George Pearce (1906 - 1946)
Lancaster, July 21 -- (Special) -- Funeral services for Gene
Pierce, who was killed accidentally in Charleston Saturday, will be
conducted at 4:30 Monday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Fort
Lawn. Interment will be in Fort Lawn cemetery. Mr. Pierce is
survived by his widow, the former Miss Margaret McFadden of Fort
Lawn. ["The State" - Columbia, S.C., Monday, July 22, 1946,
contributed by Joe