St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul’s Church

The beginnings of St. Paul’s goes back to Dorchester (see Colonial Dorchester State Park). Dorchester, South Carolina was originally founded by Puritans or Congregationalists back in 1696. But in 1706 the Colonial Legislature passed the Church Act declaring the Church...

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,...