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Due to a very generous donation to the Friends of the Library from
William "Bill" Lee in memory of his late wife we were able to
purchase 26 books from Brent Holcomb. This a great addition to our
genealogy section. I can furnish a list of the purchased books
upon request. Library Genealogy News
Updated February 23, 2015
I have donated a copy of Guns of the
, The Search For The Waship CSS
Pee Dee's Cannons by Ted L. Cragg.
GENERATIONS, Ancestors of the Present Day Lumbee, by
Kelvin Ray Oxendine added to the
A copy of the Finkea Family,
Descendants of Dr. Thomas Finklea and Elizbeth Keeling in
America has been generously donated by the authors, Ernest D.
Rayburn and Michael J. Vaughn
A copy of the Marion County 1870 census has
been donated to the Florence County Library in memory of
Vivian Ruth Munn Kilgallon by the Pee Dee Chapter of SCGS.
David Jackson has compiled the
genealogy of William Jackson, Sr. circa 1647-1697 of Little
River East, Pasquitank County, NC. He has donated a CD to The
Dillon County Library, The Marion County Library and to the
Pee Dee Chapter of SCGS archives where many on his descendants
A copy of Allen and Allied Families,
by Doris Allen O'Neal Dunn was contributed by Josh
Gurely. Also thanks to Jean and Ed Gurley for their
part in helping me obtain this copy.
A copy of the Marion County 1870 census has been added to
our genealogy section. Members The Pee Dee Chapter of SCGS
has compiled and published this valuable research
book. Email me for further details on the availability
of the book. <email@example.com>
Due to a very generous donation we purchased
Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of the History of South Carolina, From its First
Settlement in 1670 to the year 1808 By
David Ramsey, MD. Also Palmetto Places and Names compiled by the
WPA originally done in 1941.
Pathways A-Z. A Reference Guide
for the Darlington County Historical Commission, 2009 added
The "Descendants of Mary
Medlin, Vol. 1, 2 & 3", compiled by Jack A.
Medlin, Billy Bryan Medlin and Joanne Harley has been donated
by Jack A. Medlin.
A copy of the Marlboro County Cemetery book has been
generously donated to the genealogy section by Helen and
The Genealogy section of the library has been moved into a room that
will be locked unless there is a patron using the genealogy
library. The individual cabinets will stay open for more convenient
perusal. Some changes in policy will be a sign in and sign out
sheet at the desk and no bags will be allowed in
the genealogy room. The genealogy room will not be opened on
Saturdays due to limited staff. If you are not a local
resident and want to use the genealogy section on a Saturday, you
will need to call ahead to make arrangements. I will be willing to
make an appointment to meet with you. Libraries phone number
is 843-774-0330 or email me. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Herald now has their own web site and recent obituaries are
available on their site at
A copy of “Our Clan” by Marvin Moody dated July 26, 1953 has been
donated. The eight-page pamphlet is a brief history of the Tapley
Moody – Solomon Sanderson clans.
For those of you
who purchased a copy of the book “Descendants of the Rev. David Owens” by Daniel K.
Owens from the Pee Dee Chapter of the SCGS, we have discovered
that a page is missing. If you will let me know I will
send you a copy of the missing page. I can either send it by
attachment to an email or by postal.
Announcement for The
Friends of the Library. If you haven't renewed your
membership please do so. Remember membership means no more
late fees. $10.00 per year, $5.00 per year
for senior citizens, Life time membership is $100.00.
We support the Dollie Parton Imagination Library. A donation of
$30.00 supports one child for a year. You do not have to be a
member to donate.
I have transcribed and with the help of Helen Wiggins have printed
and bound a copy of G. G. McLaurin's writings of Dillon in
1910. A copy is now on the shelf in the genealogy section of
the Dillon Library. I also have this on my computer
and will consider sending copies by email. We can discuss
this if anyone is interested.
"Buffs and Millers Along The
Saluda " compiled by L. H. Buff, Jr. and Janice Gartman
Lee has been donated by Terry Gladfelter in appreciation for
"Kinship Ties" Bethea-McRae
Heritage. The Union and History of an African American
Family Beginning in the 18th Century Carolinas second edition by
Anthony B. Cochran has been donated to our genealogy
section. A book signing was held July 4 at the library with
a large attendance.
Books I have added
to the Genealogy Section with some of the very much
appreciated donated funds I have received for genealogy
copy of the Marion County 1870 census
donated a book
Parting For A Far Distant Land, A Biography of Lieutenant Eli
Henry Gasque by Walter Earl
Copies of the Emanuel Jackson
"Flintville 158 AFM, 1870-2010"
by Jack Jackson. A history of The Flintville Masonic Lodge.
"A Walk Through Meadowbrook" compiled
published by the Robeson County Genealogical Society Meadowbook
Cemetery Project Committee. .
America, Abbeville County" compiled by the Abbeville
County Historical Society
of South Carolina Plats, 1784-1786" by Dr. A. B. Pruitt
has been added to the Genealogy Section.
Abstract from Marion, South Carolina Newspapers 1858-1886"
Abstracted by Gloria Calhoun, Edited and Published by Pee Dee
Chapter, SCGS, Marion, SC. has also been added .
As Dillon was a part of Marion County until
1910 this is where you would find early marriages and deaths
published in the newspapers. The abstracts are from The Marion
Star, The Crescent (1866-1867) and the Pee Dee Index (1882-1886).
Also include is a list of Jurors for 1871 and a list
of members of Company F, SC Calvary
Rails-The Charleston and Savannah Railroad and the Civil War in
Coastal South Carolina” by Dr. H. David Stone, Jr.. Stephen R. Wise, curator, Paris Island Museum
writes this about the book: “Vital Rails is an excellent study
that expertly connects the importance of the Charleston &
Savannah Railroad to the Confederacy’s overall war effort”
(copy found in the Research Section)
Alabama People" is
long-awaited compilation of the family notes of Judge Richard
Henry Jones (1868-1949) of Andalusia. Judge Jones' notes are
supplemented with material collected by Ruby
Richards Bryan (1901-1982) and additional notes from the editor of
the book, Scott R. Smith..
A copy of
“Abstracts from the Columbia Register Newspaper - January 1878 -
December 1885” by Mark J. Lynn. Contains paid
announcements, news stories, reports of coroner’s inquests, and
items mentioned in the local happenings (Registered Dots) column.
Some were reprinted in The Daily Register from other newspapers
across the state.
"Ghosts of The Pee Dee" by
Tally Johnson - From the swamps of Kershaw County to an
abandoned graveyard underneath South of the Border, the South
Carolina Pee Dee is home to a rich heritage and sometimes
frightening past. Storyteller and author Tally Johnson investigates
the truth behind the ghostly legends of counties that has seen
revolution, war, tragedy and triumph.
"No Holier Spot of Ground"
by Kristina Dunn Johnson - Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of
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