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JUDGE ARTHUR SIMKINS.
(Continued from Page 2)
"To Nancy Lowe, two lots in the
Tillage of Edgefield, on one .of which
?he now resides." Property was left
to two granddaughters, Winnie and
a name unintelligible in the will, and
to Jesse, a grandson, and a grand
daughter, Elinor McWhorter. To the
youngest son, Eldred, all the remain
der of the property was left. John
and Eldred were the Executors. The
will was made in 1820. The son, Wil
liam is not mentioned in the will and
must have died before his father, as
some of the children are made lega
tees. One daughter of William, Lu
cretia Simkins, married Mr. John
Mobley of Red Bank, now in Saluda
County. From this union are descend
ed most of the Sheppard family of
Edgefield: Ex-Governor J. C. Shep
pard, Hon. Orlando Sheppard, the
Daniel family and all the Mobley
family and descendants, among them
Mrs. Manly Timmons. Nancy Lowe,
mentioned in the will, was the third
child and. only daughter of Judge
Simkins. She married first, George
Youngblood who was the grandfather
of Misses Cottie, Tillie and Eliza
Youngblood and Mrs. Nannie Griffin,
and the late Capt. Erasmus Young
blood and Lewis Youngblood. Nancy
or Ann Youngblood was the mother
of Patience who married first, Stan
more Butler and was the ancestor of
General Milledge Bonham here pres
ent to-day, her granddaughter,. Pa
tience Ann being the wife of Govern
or Bonham. Patience married second,
Capt. Allen Addison, whose daughter,
Emeline married Dr. E. J. Mims, who
lived at the place now occupied, by
Mr. Bettis Cantelou, and they were
the grandparents of Messrs. E. J.,
J. L., and J. E. Mims. By second mar
riage of Nancy or Ann Simkins to
Henry Lowe there were two daugh
ters; one, Theresa, became the wife
of Dr. Richard Tutt Mims. Dr. Mims
and family lived in the present home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Holstein. Gen
eral Bonham's great grandmother,
Patience, resided where Mr. A. E.
Padgett now lives. A grand daughter
of Mrs. Patience Addison married
Gen. Wm. C. Moragne and one a son
of Dr. Wm. B. Johnson. The fourth
and youngest child of Arthur Simkins
?was Eldred. He was born in Edgefield
August 30, 1779, married at Milford,
Ga., Hannah Eliza Smith, April 7,
1807, she being a descendant of Gen.
Elijah Clarke, of Georgia. Cpl. Sim-,
kins lived many years at Edgefield,
the records say, in the house owned
by Mrs. Kate Lynch which was burn
ed. He lived at Cedar Fields at the
.time of his death. His chidren were
Margaret Eliza, who married Govern'
"or Francis Wilkinson Pickens whose
daughters were, Mrs. James N. Lips
tomb, Mrs Calbraith Butler, Mrs. J.
Strieker Coles and Mrs. John E. Ba
con. The second daughter of Eldred
Simkins married Judge Andrew Tick
ens Butler; his third daughter, Mari-j
ah Edgeworth, married James Ed- j
ward Calhoun, at one time an officer
in the British navy, and who lived for
many years and died in Abbeville ^
Sons of Eldred : Arthur, who grad- !
uated from the South Carolina Uni- j
versity in 1836, for many years Com- ;
missioner in Equity for Edgefield
County and Editor of the Edgefield
Advertiser, the olde?. county paper
in the State, and now ably edited by
our distinguish ed friend, Hon. J. L.
Mims. Arthur Simkins was a singer
and a fine musician and a leader in
the church choirs. He was said to
have been the life of every gathering.
He died in 1863. Second son, Elijah
Clark Simkins, who married first, ;
Elizabeth Mays, daughter of Dr. Ry- !
-don Mays of Florida, of whom I have
heard my mother say that she was
the most beautiful woman she ever
beheld. His second wife was Elizabeth
Call, sister of Governor and United
States Senator Call of the same state.
Third son, my father, John C. ,
Simkins, who at the age of eighteen, I
volunteered as a private in Co., D,
?Palmetto Regiment, commanded by
Capt. Brooks. He was transferred and
participated in the battle of Chem- ?
busco, where he received two wounds.
On his return from the Mexican war
lie was presented with a sword as a
token of his galantry. In 1850 he
married Rosalie, daughter of Judge
Wardlaw of Abbeville. When War
between the States was declared he
offered his services to Governor Pick- ?
ens and appointed captain in the First j
South Carolina Infantry. He was or
dered to Morris Island and command- ;
ed Battery Wagner, where he acted
as Chief of Artillery. On the 18th of !
July, 1863, under a terriffic bombard
ment, he fell, pierced through the
lungs by a minnie ball. He was only
thirty-six years of age when killed,
(Chapman's History of Edgefield
County). And I, in a hope, a justi
fiable feeling of pride, add that he
carried as patriotic a heart as ever
beat beneath the gray jacket of a
To return to Eldred, the younge
son cf Judge Arthur Simkins, Cha
man in his history of Edgefield Cou
ty says: "There are few names th
shine wit i a purer and better lusti
and few more deserving of honor 1
j the people of Edgefield, and of tl
?State than that of Simkins. Eldn
j Simkins was born during the Rev
lutionary War. He was a student u
der Dr. Moses Waddell, then he we:
to law school at Litchfield, Copi
where he remained three years. M
j Simkins practiced law at Edgefie
and was elected to Congress, E
j mund Bacon and General Willia
i Butler being candidates at the san
I time. He was in Congress four yea:
j and distinguished himself in a speec
I on the Missouri Compromise Bill. K
j declined re-election during the ne:
term in favor of his friend and- la
j partner, George McDuffie. After th
?he formed a partnership with Col. I
|W. Pickens and died in 1832." Judg
j O'Neal in his Bench and Bar of Sout
?Carolina says: "In 1802 Col. Simkir
commenced his professional career z
! Edgefield C. H From the outset hi
?practice was large and valuable. I
accuracy of business and Strict a<
j countability, no man was ever his st
.perior. He studied his cases and stu:
ied his papers with great care. II
! spoke rapidly and fluently, and ac
?dressed himself to points at issue wit
[successful effect.-' Let me add tha
Col. Simkins was keenly intereote
in the educational welfare of hi
?community, and as a practical evi
?dence of the fact gave to Edgeiieli
Village the property on which ou
?school building is now located, th
title to remain as long as the proper
ty was used for educational purposes
j An eTort has been made tc get th<
?names of all who are buried at Ce
dar Fields but many are not deciph
?rable. These are some of them: In i
very remote part of the ground i;
the grave of Stanmore Butler, grand
father of Gen. Bonham. He died Noy
! 1813 at the age of 59. Arthur Sim
kins, born Dec. 10, 1742, died Sep
?tember 29th 1826. Margaret Sim
kins, born 1737, died March 23, 1809
Margaret Eliza Pickens, born 1808
died 1842; Maria E. Simkins, wife ol
James Edward Calhoun born 1716,
died 1844. Benjamin Smith, bonn
1766, died Oct. 10th 1817. Eldred
Simkins, Jr., died at college. Eldred
and Francis Pickens, only sons of F.
W. Pickens; Susan Simkins, wife of
Andrew Pickens Butler; Col. Eldred
i Simkins and wife; John Simkins, Rev
olutionary patriot and wife, Sarah.
'A number of Butlers and some of
Ithe Bonham and Brooks families
?sleep their last sleep there. It will be
'of interest to mention the names of
[those members of the Daughters of
the American Revolution who joined
the Society through the service of Ar
thur Simkins. They are as follows:
Mrs. Caroline W. Ravenel of Colum
umbia, S. C. ; Mrs. Alice P. H. Tullis,
Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, Ala
hama; Mrs. Lallah L. Hunter, Wash
ington, Ga.; Mrs. Mae Y. Timmons,
Edgefield, S. C.; Mrs. Ellen S. Young
blood, Edgefield, S. C.; Miss Matilda
S. Youngblood, Edgefield, S. C. ; Mrs.
Mary E. Walker, Edgefield, S. C.;
Mrs. Catherine P. Fraser, George
town, S. C.; Mrs. Jesse G. Mobley,
Johnston, S. C.; Mrs. Bessie Bean,
Johnston, S. C.; Miss Ella S. Mobley,
Johnston, S. C.; Mrs. Agnes Mace of
Marion, S. C.; Mrs. Harriott G. M.
Ball, Montgomery, Ala.; Mrs. Mary
Church Denham, Jacksonville, Fla.;
Miss Marion C. Mobley, Johnston, S.
C.; Mrs. Emmie Y. Easterling, Barn
well, S. C.; Mrs. Irene Mobley Sifly,
Orangeburg, S. C.; Mrs. Genevieve
Schenk, Georgetown, S. C. and Mrs.
Lily S. Cogburn, Edgefield, S. C.
Besides the written records I have
recited as to Judge Simkins, I had it
from the lips of the lamented Col.
James T. Bacon, who heard it from
his venerable grand mother, that Col.
Simkins was a brave man, brave
morally, which is the highest type of
bravery; that courage which main
tains convictions and supports char
acter. That he was a positive man,
frank, open and courageous in his
opinions and actions; he despised
cowardice and hypocrisy. He was a
man of physical courage as his career
both in private life and on the fields
of battle fully attest. He was a lova
ble man, gentle in his demeanor and
tender in his sympathies, one of great
compassion because he had in him a
great big heart. He was a polite and
courteous man, a very rich attribute
of character, a virtue that in these
days of stir and strife after business
affairs is sometimes unappreciated.
He was a patriotic man. He loved his
country and served it well. It is a
good thing to be a great man but a
better thing to be a good man, and
Judge Simkins was a good man, a
God loving, God fearing man. His
sympathies were broad, his generos
ity abundant, and he lived not for
himself but others.
"I live for those who love me,
And those who know me true,
j For the heaven that smiles above me
And awaits my spirit, too;
For the wrongs that need resistance,
For the cause that needs assistance,
For the future in the distance,
And the good that I can do."
If a man die, shall he live again?
was the absolving question for cen
'The solemn singers and their songs,
The shrouded dead, the'bier and pall
O death, mankind has waited" long
To know if death will end at all."
The answer came from the lowly
Christ Himself, "I am the resurrec
tion and the life." .
"There is no death, the stars go down,
To rise upon some other shore,
And bright in Heaven's jeweled
They shine forever more."
I believe that the white soul of Ar
thur Simkins has taken its flight be
yond the stars to dwell in the heaven
ly country. ? also believe that his ex
ample and influence, as does the ex
ample and influence of all true and
good men,lives today and will live
on and on, a precious heritage to his
posterity and an inspiration to right
living and ennobling purposes. I be
lieve that his descendants and the
good people of the county that he
helped to settle, are proud of his
'record, and I know that these good
women who have made it possible to
do honor to his memory today, have
my everlasting gratitude, and the
gratitude of all who love and keep
alive the memories of the past, and
the splendid record of this, our splen
did community and county, a history
that makes a bright and enduring
page in the story of the Great Com
monwealth of South Carolina.
The Country Sunday School.
If the Sunday School has been al
lowed to die 'down, there should be
no furthur delay in reorganizing it.
In our concern for the mental de
velopment of our children, we should
not forget the need for moral train
ing also. In the writer's neighbor
hood a boy who was to have grad
uated at the high school last month
a bright boy in his -hooks-spent the
commencement period in jail, having
entered a store at night and killed its
owner only a few weeks before.
Proper moral training had not ac
companied his mental training.
Every father or mother should ask
himself or herself if the Sunday
School is not needed to supplement
the training given in the home and
public school. And if a boy learned
nothing useful in Sunday School, it
might still be worth while for him to
go simply because the Sunday School
offers an opportunity for him to meet
other boys and girls in the-right en
vironment and under wholesome in
fluences. The average boy who has
nothing to do from sun up to sun
down every Sunday is pretty likely
to get into mischief.
The moral and spiritual benefits of
the country Sunday School, therefore
should alone insure efforts to utilize
and strengthen it, while the social
and intellectual advantages which it
offers may also be not improperly
considered. The Bible is one of the
world's supreme pieces of literature,
and to study it Sunday after Sunday
will contribute not a little to any
body's mental growth and equipment.
-The Progressive Farmer.
Do not allow the
poisons of undigested
food to accumulate in JUS | j
your bowels, where thc
are absorbed into your
system. Indigestion, con- *
stipation, headache, bad m/B? c
blood, and numerous EOS i
other troubles are bound
to follow. Keep your
system clean, as thous
ands of others do, by
taking an occasional dose
of the old, reliable, veg
etable, family liver medi
Mrs. W. F. Pickle, of
Rising Fawn, Ga., writes:
"We have used Thed
ford's Black-Draught as
a family medicir.2. My
mother-in-law could not
take calomel as it seemed
too strong for her, so she
used Black-Draught as a
mild laxative ana liver
regulator... We use it
in the family and believe
it is the best medicine for
the liver made." Try it.
Insist on the genuine
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Winthrop College Scholarship
an4 Entrance Examination.
Thc examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
ege and for the admission of new
itudents will be held at the County
?ourt House on Friday, July 4th, at
) A. M., and also on Saturday, July
>th, at 9 A. M., for those who wish
o make up by examination addition
tl units required for full admission
o the Freshman Class of this insti
ution. The examination on Saturday,
?uly 5th, will be used only for mak
ng additional units. The scholarships
viii be awarded upon the examina
i?n held on Friday, July 4th. Appli
ants must not be less than sixteen
'ears of age. When scholarships ari
racant after July 4th, they will be a
varded to those making the highest
iverage at this examination, provided
hey meet the conditions governing
he award. Applicants for scholar
hips should write to President John
ion for scholarship examination
flanks. These blanks, properly filled
>ut by the applicant, should be filed
vith President Johnson by July 1st.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
ree tuition. The next session will
?pen September 17, 1919. For fur
ber information and catalogue, ad
lress President D. B. Johnson, Rock
lill, S. C.
Cotton Ginnery for Sale
4-70 Saw Murray Steel Auto
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ind 50 horse Engine. Ginned
ess than 3,000 bales, good con
lition, a bargain on terms to
.esponsible parties. Located
lear Augusta. Address
C. A. CLIFFORD,
168 Whitehall, St.,
200 to 600 ACRES
Improved land, on public
road, near school house and
CARE OF "THE STATE"
Columbia, S. C.
Buc?den7s Arra?ca SaBve
Ihe Best Salve In The Wosid*
Candidate for Cotton Weigher.
Having just returned from France,
and receiving my discharge from the
U. S. Army, wnere i nave been since
September 1917, at the solicitation
of a number of my friends, I hereby
announce myself as candidate for
Cotton Weigher for the town of Edge
field, S. C. If elected, I promise to
give faithful service to all parties in
the performance of my duties.
WILLIAM G. BYRD.
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and Steam Hose. Our garde
far the cheapest hose you a
six to eight seasons, which
3c. to 4c. per foot a season,
for 10c. you know as a rule
about one season. With an
garden hose we give a lawn ?
Radiator hose in 1 inch, 1
inch, 2 !., in 3 and 4 foot leng
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ose for all
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:n hose at 25c. per foot is by
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While you can get a hose
the 10c. hose will last you
order for 50 feet or more of
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Liken, Augusta, Columbia,
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alumbia and Augusta_9:00 p. m.
Edgefield, S. C.