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PAPER. READ BY MRS. H. W.
CARROLL JAN. 14.
Before the Twentieth Century
Club and Published by thc
Vote Of the Club.
A few days ago, while studying
my subject and meditating upon
which name and dale 1 should be
gin, 1 happened upon thc following
line in thc current number of a well
known weekly, " A Pioneer ICdu
cator." That was just wnat I had
been wanting to lind, so 1 eagerly
read what billowed, lt was this.
Thc Charleston Association held
its first meeting in the church ol'
thc High Hills of Santee in Sum
ter county, in Oct. 1VV>S. This
church is one of thc oldest organi
zations ol' the Baptists in the State,
being established in ITT-- At this
meeting thc lirst elTorts were made
to found a Baptist College in S. C.
A respectable and permanent fund
was established for thc education!
of pious young men. One of thc
lirst beneficiaries of this fund was
John M Roberts ol' Sumter Co.
who in 17'Jl was sent to Brown
University Iben R. 1. college
from which he graduated two years
later. Soon afterwards young
Roberts began to teach in thc High
Hills church, young men who
were candidates for the ministry
and who were being aided by thc
same educational fund, His school
prospered ami grew and accom
plished much good for many poor
young men, Roberts labored in
season and out. On account of
too close application to his beloved
work and naturally being of a
frail constitution, ho finally broke
down completely and died at the
useful agc ol' 47. His school was
continued here for seven years,
when it was moved to Edghfield.
In 1837 it was again moved to
Winsboro, thence to Greenville,
where today Furmau University,
which was lirst established by the
untiring efforts of young Roberts,
at High l tills, stands the pride ol'
S. C. Baptists and of thc State at
large. In the, same year in which
Roberts graduated, 1794, there was
born in Philadelphia, one who was
destined to lill an important place
as an educator of unusual ability.
William Campbell Preston. Ho
was one of thc Preston family of
Yu, who all er wards came to S. C.
He was educated ut S. C. College
graduating in 18P2. Afterwards
ho st udied law,itt which be made a
marked success. Ile was said lo
bo a most brilliant orator, oven ri
valing- bis uncle Patrick Henry.
He was President ol'his Alma Ma
ter fruin 1815 to 51 lind during his
ellice it ruse tu it high point ol' elli
ciency and became thc niost popu
lar institution in thc south, but on
" account ol' ill health hu was forced
to resign his position in Dec. 1851,
Ile was succeeded by one whose
immortal name scuds a thrill of
proud Ownership through thc
heart of every nat ive ol' Marlboro
COU ii ty 11 till Of tllC great. Jane's
1 lemey Thoi iiw ell, who w as born
thu Dtu of I leo. hi I "j on the planta
? ton ol' Mr. Christopher ll Pegues
in upper Marlboro. Tho family
later moved lo the purl of thc
county still known as tho Level
( i rCen section. Their bumble li'
tlc boine lua.y still be seen at thc
cross roads near thc Bethel s ctioii.
lt was here that .young Thornwell
received tho beginning of bis cdu
cation. In 18'2 titi Mr. McIntyre,
from X. ( !, was thc teacher of
Level Creen, mulei- whom the tal
ented young pupil made rapid
Strides in kn?W'lc(lj?G. Afterwards
through tho inlluciico of Dr. Gra
ves, of CheraWi (lon. James (ol
lispio and Mr, William Robbins
.f ; became his joint patrons and most
generously furnished him with the
means tu continue bis education.
He entered the S. C, college in
IH^i). His first teachers were Prof.
Henry Nott, one of thc mop* gift
ed teachers uf English Literature
our State has over produced and
Lr. Kobcrt Henry who lilied tho
chair Philosophy with singular
ability. I merely mention these
becauso they too were distinguish
ed educators ol' their time. After
two delightful years of splendid
effort young Thornwcll graduated
with thc highest distinction Iho
college could confer. Ile left his
Alma Matre followed hy brcdic
tions of his future greatness. In
fulfillment of these he returned
six years later to be as distinguish
ed among its teachers as ho had
boon among its pupils, After tea
ching in Chcrtiw and preaching in
Lancaster ho was elected to the
professorship of Logic in thoS. 0.
college, but was soon changed to
that of Metaphysics as more con
genial to his taste. After a while
his conscience began to disturb
him and his ordination vows press
ed heavily upon him. Ho had
covenanted to make, tho salvation
of souls tho business of his lifo and
he felt caileil to preach the gospel
of his Lord "as a man plying his
vocation/' As Dr. Palmer puts it
"The word of the Lord was in his
heart as a burning'tire shut up in
his bones and he was weary wir,
forbearing."Under this press uro lie
resigned his professorship to ac
cept the prstorship of the Presby
terian church in Columbia.
Ho remained in this charge
b u t one year, ll i s brief
term of service in the college
had proved his value as an educa
tor too great, to bo dispensed with.
Ile was given as an inducement
the chaplaincy of the college in con
nection with the professorship o?
Sacred Literature and thc eviden
ces of Christianity. In this renew
ed connection with the col lego he
remained for lo years. -In 1842
becoming again posessed with ti
longing for a pastoral charge hf
accepted a nattering call to ?
church in Baltimore. But th(
Presbytery refused to release hill
and urged him not to sever lm
connection with the college. Just jil
this time the degree of 1). D. wai
conferred upon him by three prom
inent colleges within a tow days ol
each other, each one in perfect ig
norance that the other was dom?
honor to one, so conspicuously
abiete bear the triple burden.
In 1851, after another perioi
of restlessness when he seemed tc
chafe under the restrictions of hit
position and sigh for other Heidi
of labor, ho went to preach ii
I Charleston. His stay there wat
I of short duration from March U
Dec. lt is remarkable that ever;
olio rt made by him to escape Iron
the duties of college life, was in
slant ly arrested. On Dec. 'Jud In
was elected President ol' the S. C
college. He entered upon his du
ties bringing to the responsible pc
sition a large experience as touche
in this very school, His vi o Wi
upon the whole subject ol' educa
lion were also fully matured. Al
ter three years of great success a
President Iiis connel lion \\ iib th
college was finally broken and h
was transferred to the Theologien
Seminary. During the year hi
health gradually became more an
more frail and oh A tig. 1st 1815
he gently passed away. His su
went down al noon. Ile Wits bli
.'><>. 1 lis mental flicultios wore i
tho fullness ol' their vigor. Th
whole state wits called to niour
the loss of her greatest son.
Again within the past low da.\
the people has e been called t
mourn the loss pf this gifted man
own jilted son and namesake tli
.bili li's II. Thoinw i ll ol' our oa.\
j\\|i<< oas been a worthy son pf
Another prominent educator Wt
I lr. .lames C. Pin num, born ail
educated in I'bal lest?n. 1 le w,
President and and Professor i
Purman I Diversity for a peril
ol' lo .scars. In the dark (lays i
<h.ring and immediately after tl
war Dr Pin num could have aceep
ed other and more lucrative WOl
but he loyally and conscientious]
remained at his post.
Dr. (maries H .h?lsen, acoll?
gue of Dr. Purumu was horn at
educated in the north- He heat
while in N. C. of the propos?
opening of Fur man University.
Ho applied for tho chair of Math
ematics and was elected. That
was a great day for Furman, for
Greenville and forS. C. For over
55 years this good man faithfully
performed his duties in this insti
tution. As a scholar and teacher
Dr Judson was pre-eminent, rank
ing among tho ii nest mathemati
cians ol'the land. Ile was well
known in the realms of science
and letters and his papers have
been copied into the lending scion
I tilic periodicals of thc tiny. Dr.
Carlisle was hoard lo remark that!
Dr, .Judson whs undoubtedly tho
greatest mathematician in tho
south. He assisted in compiling
Wentworths Geometry m 1870;
lie made Greenville his homo in
ISol and tho upbuilding ol' Fur
man University his ?ile work, and
nothing could change his purpose,
lie had many opportunities ol ac
'oopt'mg lim* salaried positions.
Tw ice he refused t he presidency of
Judson Institute iii Ala., and since
that of Richmond Female Colleen.
Twice he was olierod a professor
ship in litchmond College, Besi
des divine all of his time and tal
outs to Furman he also gil y ? all ol'
his moans ?41,000 and his homo.
Ile made the Carnegie library pos
sible by giving S15,ooo to an en
dowment for it. For years ho has
been known as "Furman's grand
old man" and it is gratifying to
know that the Carnegie founda-1
lion for teaching" recognized his!
faithful and distinguished services I
atnd voted luman annuity ol' Si,
000. This honor was conferred a,
few weeks before his death last!
January. I think it most appro-!
priate to add that Dr .Judson's sis-1
ter, Miss Mary C Judson, has also
given her life to education, and for
iifty years has lilied a responsible
position most faithfully and ac
ceptably in tho Greenville Female!
One ol' the greatest educators of
the age was Dr James Woodrow.
He was born in the historic old
city of Carlisle, Eng. When eight
years of age his parents moved to
the U.S. coming to Ohio. He
graduated from Jefferson college I
Fa. with first honor. For 8 years:
he was Prof. of Natural science in
Oglethorpe University, Ga. Lie
took the degree of Ph. D. at tho,
at the University ol' Heidelberg '
Germany, In 180U he became the
Prof, of Natural Science in tho
Theological Seminary at Colum
bia.Then after teaching for;? years
in, tho S, C, college, lui was made !
President in 1891, The, degree ol' '
M. h. was conferred upon binn
by tho Medical college of Augusta,;
D. 1), by Maihpdon-Sydhoy and
L. F. I), by Davidson college. H is
views on tho Darwinian theory of :
evolution caused a groat stir in tho
state several .soars ago, and he
was suspended from bis lug!) posi
tion, imf 1 believe afterwards it
was conceded that bis position was
perfectly orthodox and all the
charges against him were expung
ed. I Ie die 1 only a few months
ago, belove and revered by all.
Another great name lo which
tia1 whole state is proud lp do
homage is that of Dr. .lames Mon
ly Carlisle, ol' S par tan burg. Mc
was born in Winsboro, on May ?,
I vj I. 1 lo entered the S. C. col
Ieee in I8-F2 and graduated in 18'H
as second honor man of his class.
I lis oration on this occasion, on
the Poet Shelly, attracted much at
tention. I lo w as first principal ol'
the (lilt! Fellows hist in Columbia
tlum ol' tho Malo Academy. Five
,\ears later when Woll'oi'd college
was established at Sparlailbui'g ho
was elected to tho ( hair ol' mathe
unities. Since ls.'? I tho history of
Wo flo rd college and of this groat
man have- been iiiseporably linked,
1 le too has boon o Herod ninny po
sitions of gloater emoluments and
higher honors, bul ho has turned
hii back on all of them, preferring
lo sorve tho college of his church.
, Mo is the author of a very line toxi
j book on Astronomy and ho is per
haps the best posted man in tho
state on tho history of South Caro
lina, in 1875 ho was made Pros of
Welford college and hold this hon
orable position until six years ago
when lie resigned on account of
his great ago. Ho is still honored
with tho position of President Em
eritus. During tho last fow days
Dr. Henry Joynes too has given
up his splendid work at tho S. C.
College on account of his ago and
frailty. This learned scholar has
labored in the cause of education
for 52 years. It is a cause of pro
found sorrow to every friend of
the great institution, that ho has
served so long and so well, that he
will no longer impart of his won
derful store? of knowledge lo the
youth of ou i' state, lie has pub
lished some useful text books. Ile
too was voted an annuity by the
Oarnegio Fund, and it would not
be possible to lind one more wor
thy of such an honor. Another
whose presence will lui sadly miss
ed within the walls ol' this same
historic old college is Dr. Wm. .)
Flynh, who passed away only two
weeks ago aftor a long lifo devoted
There have, been at- different
times and places in the state teach
ers of perhaps not such high de
gree as some just mentioned, but
those, who did a great work tortile
cause, of education and who left
their impress upon the generation
in which they labored. By some
of th eso unpretending men was
laid the foundation of scholarship
with some of the best thinkers who
have tilled the highest judicial and
legislative positions in the land.
Prominent among these teachers
were Moses Waddel, James W
Hudson and Tlios Hammond. Dr.
Waddol's school was in Abbeville
Co. and some of the most famous
men of S. C. were taught by him.
Among these were .Ino. C Calhoun,
Hugh Lejaro, Ceo. McDuflio and
Bickens Butler. Tho' Mr. Hud
son's school at Mt. Zion, never
took the stand of a college proper,
it became very celebrated and ac
quired a high reputation under his
(ino mastership. One who did a
similar work in our own county was
that good man so recently gone
from us, Mr.John S Moore. Mr.
Moore was a nativo of N. C., bein?.r
descended from a distinguished
family. The history ol' Marlboro
Co. says that Mr. and Mrs. Mooro
taught before, during and after
the war, covering a longer period
than ever did any other teachers
in the town. Wo suppose it safe
to say that no teachers in Marlbo
ro have left a stronger anti more
lasting influence on the minds and
lives ol' so great a number of pu
pils. They were so thorough that
few passed from under them with
out receiving a line rudimentary
education and many have become
successful teachers who received
no oilier education than such as
the line .schools which Mr. and
Mrs. Moore furnished.
1 feel that if would not be just
lo mention the names ol' any edu
cators ol' the South and omit thc
illustrons name ot' Di'. Chas. Dun
can Mciver ol' X. ( who did
more for lhe, cause ol' a higher ed
ucation for women than can well
lie estimated. Years ago he realiz
ed that every year only a l ew Inin
ti red women were educated, and
that a greater number, tho yearn?
ino- for knowledge, were deprived
j of an education. He realized that
there would always be a place
where the daughters ol' men < f
means could be taught, bul, as he
saw tho daughters ol' the poor neg
lected and no place provided for
their training hisgre?tliCart burn
ed within him lo unlock the door
ol' opportunity t > them. 1 hen was
hern in his brain the groal Normal
and Industrial College, the wonder
and pride of N. C., w ith a proper
ty ol' haifa million, every year rc
coi v i ng OOO women to bo welle
(pupped for the duties of life, lt
was no easy task he set for him
self but rather one ol' arduous la
bor. Ile was opposed by the other
great educators in the state on thc
ground that a state college had nc
right to enter into com petit ion with
denominational and private col
leges. So with public opinion a
gainst him, he was defeated by tin
Legislature of SO. Nothing daunt
ed however by tho defeat, Dr
Mciver assisted by Dr. Alder mai
began a campaign for public edit
cation all over N. C. They spokt
in every county and this is how
tho seed wore sown for tho harvest
of educational progress that has
marked tho recent history of N. C.
Tho eloquence and whole-hearted
servico rendered by these two
young men was a revelation to tho
people. In consequence tho next
legislature did its duty and made
tho desired appropriation and tho
college was won. Tho proudest
clay of Dr. Melver's life was when
in 1891 ho entered upon his duties
as tho Pros'dt of tho State Normal
and Industrial Col lego of Grccns
lioro, from which since 189J ho
lins graduated 3000 young women.
Dr. Mciver summed up tin1, need
ol' woman's education in these
words. "When a niau is educated
it is simply one, more taken from
tho ranks of ignorance but in the
education of a woman tho whole
family is taught, for she will pass
on what she has learned to her
children; Tho education ot' one
woman is far more important for
the world's advancement than that
of one man.
Dr. Mciver died very suddenly
about the 18th of Sept. 1000, on
tho train that was sent to welcome
Wm. Jennings Bryan to N. 0. Dr.
Mciver being one of the state's
committee lo extend this courtesy
to her distinguished guest. His
untimely death was a grievous
shook to his own state and a heavy
blow to education. He, like-all the
educators I have nientionod "dc
partih/r has left behind him foot
prints on the sands of time.''
Mrs. H W. Carroll.
Changes of Real Estate.
A J Matheson to Mrs N E Mey
ers 18 acres $175.
Melton Berry to Harris Bristow
10G acres Si SOO.
Mrs Minnie S Rogers (Execu
trix) to Geo M McLeod BO acres
P M John and others trustees, to
W A Rogers 1 7-8 acres $1 and
Adaline Smalls to John II C?rabo
Sr 110 acres 82500.
Maggie Griggs and others to R
H O'Neal 101 acres $10 interest in
Wm A. Rogers to P. M. John
and others 'A acres $50 and othei
Sallie M Edens to C P Hodges
82 acres S164.
Mary Hood to Josiah S (Jrice
112 acres, $40 in interest as heil
Eva Alina Hood ('arabo to Kati
E O'Neal, 48 acres, $2640.
Rebecca David Elliott Ot al to ,]
K Townsend, 38 acres, $1 and oth
J A Drake, clerk, to .J ii Town
send, 38 acres, $438.
C D Odom to Deila A Brigman
timber on 300 acres, $2750.
,1 A Drake clerk, to A .1 Mathe
son, '.?7 acres, $550.
.) A Drake, clerk, to Harri
Bristow, 150 acres, 83000.
( ! \\ May to A .1 Matheson, 9
2050 acres, $7000.
A .1 Matheson to Darby Gray
10 acres, $1600.
Albura Douglas et al to A .
Matheson, 40 acres, 87115.
Georgo McLeod..tb ('lias liena
eau, 50 acres, $1300.
Chas llenagan to Robt J Roe
ors, '.to acres, 83800.
A .1 Matheson to Duncan Dupre
Hugh McOollum to .1 T Whittn
ker et al, I r?steos, 1 acre .f;J.
UKI) int i.
Julian McLaurin to Uobor
Crosland, I lot, $290.
Tims IC DudlC.V IO Jesse UeOSC
1 lot, Ssc. 10.
CW I halley to Jesse Reese,
John N Drake to Mrs A M 1
Bogers, 52$ acres, $1500,
John N Drake to Mrs S (J I
ttogcrs, 271 acres, 8100.
Mrs Surah Crosland and other
to T E and C S McCall, 638 acre?
Mrs M A Powell and E D Bowe
to Marion D Powol, 130 acre*
$100 only 1-0 interest.
John N Drake to Wm V li?*
ors, 98 acres, 83215.
John N Drake to Paul B Ro.jcr:
76 acres, $2280.
j Joshua H Hudson to Alexander
J Matheson,-acres $18000
nil land owned by Hudson south
Annie, Trnywick and others to
.John N Drake, 10 acres, $400.
.lohn A Drake to John N Drake,
230 acres, $1000.
John N Drake lo Sallie Drake
K?gers, 136 acres 82300.
John N Drake to Anna Drake
Rogers, 75 acres, $2300.
.John N Drake to Julia Drake,
35 and 195 acres, $2300.
?John N Drake to John A Drake,
163 acres $2300.
.John X Drake to Paul Ii Rog
ers, 26 acres, $827.
Sallie, C McElweo to A J Math
eson, 2 Gl-100 acres, 83200.
\V I) Jenkins, Sal ?io Usher, A
h Jenkins, io W R Drake, 91$
Walter br'ceman to J W Per
kins, acres, $500.
(ieoX McCall, trustee to J N
Drake, Z .J Drake and others,
eemetery lot, $125.
John X Drake, agent, to Geo N
McCall trustee, cemetery lot, $25.
Matheson Realty to S F Powers,
2 lots, $100.
P A Dodges to W II Norris, 1
Matheson Realty to .John O
Dees, 1 lot, $150.
P M John to W L John 80
i Carrie D Sparks and others to
Minnie S Rogers 100 acres, $1.
R J Rivers to A J Matheson, 2
Lydia 1) Evans to J T and J 3?
Evans, timber on 201 acres, $1.
Matheson Realty to L I) Odom,
1 acre, $650.
J M Malpas? and Stella Malpasa
to Sol Arkles, lot 81500.
D 1) McColl to Sallie M McColl,
28 acres, $300.
C S McCall to Campbell Weath
erly, 23 acres, $320 (1897).
Ellen Heustess and others to
Robt T Jackson, 145 acres, $6060.
DE Weatherly and others to
Robt T Jackson. 145 acres, $6060.
E J Sawyer to Mary Jane Mc
Rae, lot, S200.
R T Jackson to Thos C Weath
erly, 145 acres, $7100.
Geo N McCall, trustee, to Robt
J Rogers Jr, lot $10.
(ico N McCall, trustee, to J R
Townsend, lot, S10.
K D Townsend, guardian to
Marion Powell, 7 acres, $525.
A J 'ones to Oscar II Mathews,
E J Snwver to Hattie Spears,
TA Odom to Lucian 1) Odom,
KJ Sawyer to Milly Grace, lot,
DI) Odom to Goo X McCall,
Mrs ll ii Kllorbc to Jesse B
Tatum, 53j acres, 84012.50.
D N Fowler to T C Weatherly
Jr, 100 acres, $5500.
John X Drake to W B Drake,
lo acres, $500.
A J Matheson to B ? and C A
Moore, 30 acres, 87000.
John A Drake to John N Drake,
234 acres, $1500.
Margaret M Crosland to C M
( ? raham, ls acres, $7^0.
G K Dudley and others to B &
O R R, rieht ol' way, $1.
Mrs X T McColl to ll W Car
roll, IC acres, $1500.
W B Sanders to II W Carroll,
Matheson Really to NV B San
ders, lot, ^5 and lot.
Marion D Powell to Mary A
Powell, 130 acres, 8100.
1 11 Pounds to A J Matheson,
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Notice of Final Discharge.
EST. OK Miss SA I.I.IK COOK.
1 Invine; filed in the. Probate
Judge's o Alco of Marlboro county
my final returns as Administrator
ol'the estate ol' Miss Sallie Cook
notice, is hereby given that I will
apply to said court on tho 11th
day of March, 1908 for lotter dis
missary as such administrator.
W. C. Carlisle,
Pcb. 11th 1908. 7-10 p.