Catherine B. “Kitty” Smith Springs

Catherine B. “Kitty” Smith Springs

She was born Catherine B. Smith in 1834. Her mother was Martha Smith [1800-1849] a full-blooded Indian, and her father was white making Catherine a mulatto. This heritage would later influence her decisions and soften her heart to those around her who were less...
JAMES HENRY HAMMOND

JAMES HENRY HAMMOND

James Henry Hammond was born on November 15, 1807.  But wait a minute, let’s back up and look at his parents. The descendents of the Hammond family settled in Massachusetts back in 1634.  It wasn’t until 1802, that a representative of the Hammond family came to...
Thomas Wannamaker Salisbury

Thomas Wannamaker Salisbury

Thomas Wannamaker Salisbury was born October 26, 1877, in Lebanon, South Carolina, near Ridgeville.  His story is one of rags to riches in Summerville, South Carolina.  His dad, Thomas Wannamaker Salisbury, was born in Lebanon, South Carolina on February 6, 1836.  He...
Francis Marion, Swamp Fox

Francis Marion, Swamp Fox

Francis Marion’s grandparents were Benjamin and Judith Baleut Marion, and Anthony and Esther Baleut Cordes. They were Huguenots, driven out of France by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. These two families, the Marion and Cordes, left France in 1685 and...
General William Moultrie

General William Moultrie

Dr. John Moultrie was born in Scotland in the year 1702.  John grew up and married Lucretia Cooper.  John was a physician and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh.  They were descendents of an ancient Scottish family.  John had heard about the new colony’s,...

Thomas B. Gelzer

THOMAS B. GELZER JR. 427 Sumter AvenueThomas B. Gelzer Jr. was born on May 12, 1798. He was named after his dad, Thomas Gelzer Sr. We know he had a younger brother whose name was John E. Gelzer. Thomas B. was 19 when John was born in 1817. Thomas B. grew up around,...