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Interesting History of Family With
Connections In Lanrens County.
The following history of the McJun
kln family, taken from tho Columbia
Btate la of more than ordinary inter
eat In Laurens because of the fact
that the early heads of this distin
guished Southern family are direct
ancestors of a prominent Laurens
family, that of Mr. D. A. Davis. Of
Interesting connection with this ap
pearance of the family history Is the
fact that Mr. Davis has In his poses
slon a unique and time-worn hook
"Frc'estlnstlcal History" bv Rev. John
Newton of London owned at one time
by Joseph McJunkln. It was publish
ed In 1796 and has many points of pe
culiar interest. The history of the
McJunkln.?Robert McJunkln, a
fine specimen of Scotch manhood, and
Margaret Caldwell, a pretty Irish
lady, were married in Tyrone, Ireland.
Lived there for quite a time. Samuel,
one of their sons, was born there.
Being staunch Presbyterians, they de
sired a home whore they could wor
ship Ood in peace and rear a family
of God-fearing children, so they cross
ed the Atlantic in 1741 and settled
In Pennsylvania. Samuel McJunkln
(married Anna Dryan) lived some
years lu Cumberland county, then
moved to South Carolina In 17f>5, set
tled on Tinker Creek, four miles from
Union court house. They had quite a
family?Joseph, Jane, Margaret, who
married ('apt. Meaty, and Oanlel, who
was badly wounded at battle of Cam
den, 8. C, are all I recall. Samuel
McJunkln was a justice of the
peace undor the royal government, hut
took part with the provinces In resist
ing the aggressions of the British
government and was a staunch ad
vocate for the HberCes of the peo
ple. He was held a prisoner of war
through a part of the time of Tory
ascendancy In the State and was held
by Cornwall!?} during the battle of
Cowpens. In 1781, the Whigs having
gained a good foothold, called a meet
ing of the legislature early in 1782 at
Jonesboro. Samuel McJunkln was a
member of this body. Always alert
to the Interest of his country, he
aided In every possible way until the
infirmities of age baC.c nlm seek u
cooler climate. He roid his planta
tion in Union county to his son-in-law,
Capt. Beaty, started with some of his
children to go to Indiana, was taken
sick, died and was burled in Ken
tucky beside the public road. He was
an elder in a Presbyterian church 40
Joseph McJunkln, born in Cumber
land county, Penn., June 22, 1755.
Brought by his parents this same year
to Union county, South Carolina.
March it, 177? he married Annie Thom
as, daughter of Col. .lohn Thomas and
Jane Black Thomas, born January 15,
17",7. Their children were: Samuel
McJunkln. born January 2b, I7S0,
died June 1. 1815; Ann Jane, born
November Hi, 1782; John Thomas,
born January 2!), 1785; Abram, born
February 27, I7?7; William Hum
phries, born January 1(5, 1780, died
December !>, I SOU; Joseph, born Oc
tober 8. 1791; James Black, born
November 20. 17!?:!; Benjamin, born
October 20, 1796; Amelia Sarah Me.I.,
born May :i, 1799; David Waties. born
May 2, 1801; Davis I... born Febru
ary 16, 1803.
An autobiography says: "Joseph
McJunkln entered- the service of his
country In the expedition called the
'Iron campaign,' against the Indians
and Tories October 1, 3 775, under
command of Capt. Thos. Brandon of
Col. Thomas' regiment, until the last
of January, 1770. May 1, under com
mand of Capt. Jo Jolly, of Col.
Thomas' regiment, he went on an
other Indian expedition. May 10,
1777, won a captain's commission un
der Col. Thomas and was by him or
dered to do four months' .service along
the Indian line. June and July, 1778,
did two months' duty by order of Col.
Brandon to Bacon's bridge, on Bdis*
to, with his company, November,
1778, ordered by Col. Brandon to
do duty at Thomson fort, ending
February, 1779; ordered by Col.
Mr.union to do four months' duty at
Charleston, but permitted to do the
same at Ten Mile Spring under Lt.
Col. Steen. Ho -was in many battles,
served with (5en. Sumter, was wound
ed severely and had smallpox which
kept him out of service quite a
while. No braver nor more faithful
soldier gave his service to the colo
nies. Major Joseph McJunkln died
31st May, 1846, aged 90 years, 11
months and nine days. After
the war he quietly spent his life farm
ing. He was a devoted Christian, a
presiding elder 60 years. He sleeps
at his own request in a quiet spot
near the home he loved so much, the
grave marked by a slab of white mar
Abrain McJunkln, fourth child of
Maj Joseph McJunkln and his wife,
Annie Thomas McJunkln, was born
February 27, 1787, and married Mar
garet Savage, a daughter of Capt.
John Savage, noted for firing the
first gun at Cowpens. Was a farmer,
mechanic and machinist?loved his
country's cause and twice volunteer
ed to go to Florida war, but was not
called on. so he spent his life happily
at his home. Was a faithful member
of Presbyterian church and a ruling
elder for 3f> years. He roared two
sons and three daughters. Died April
29, 18"?!?, In his 73rd year. Burled at
Cane Creek cemetery, Union county,
James Mc.Iunkin married Miss Hob
son. Rebecca married Rev. James H.
Saye, January 30, 1838. Harriot mar
ried George Spencer. Sarah married
Rev. Wm. T. Savage. Abram died un
married. He had been an elder in
the Presbyterian church nine years.
Rebecca McJunkln and Rev. Jas. H.
Sayo had 11 children, as follows: Mar
garet-Gardner, who married Dr. T. ,M.
Shaw of Su inter district, S. C; Abrain
Richard, who gave his life to the
Southern cause: Mary J. B., who mar
ried C. Fred Duck, of Horry county;
Nlsba Breckinrldge, w'.io died In In
fane> ; Sara K? who married Hon. H.
O. Shaw fit Lee; Harriet F., who mar
ried 1). A. Stuckey of Btshopvllle;
Rosa (}.. who married Chas. Dusen
bury of Horry county; James Mc
Junkln, who farms in Chester coun
ty; Win. M., who died in young man
hood in Cameron, Texas; John Wil
son, who died in childhood; Joseph
H., a successful doctor of Sharon,
York county, and a member of the
legislature. The eldership is still kept
up by sons and grandsons while any
of these descendants would fight for
his country, only one has 'chosen the
army. Lieut. James Save Dusenbury,
of Fort Totten, N. Y.
Mrs. Mary Saye Buck
DANGEROUS CA LO.MEL
GOING OUT OF USE
A Safer, More Reliable Remedy Has
Taken Its l'lnce in the Drug Store
and in tho Home.
A few years ago, men, women and
children took calomel for a sluggish
liver and for constipation. They took
risks when they did so, for calomel
is a dangerous drug. Your family doc
tor will be the tlist to tell you this if
he discovers you dosing yourself with
But the drug trade has found a
safer, more pleasant remedy than cal
omel In Dodson's Liver Tone.
The Laurehs Drug Co. tells us that
their drug store soils Dodson's Liver
Tone in practically every case of bil
iousness and liver trouble where cal
omel used to be taken.
Dodson's Liver Tone Is a vegetable
liver tonic that is absolutely harmless
for children and grown people. It
sells for ?O cents a bottle and is guar
anteed to be entirely satisfactory by
Laurens Drug Co., who will refund
your money with a smile. If It does not
give quick, gentle relief without any
of calomel's unpleasant after-effects.
? HARMONY NEWS. ?
Harmony. Oct. 21.?The efficient or
ganist at Ulis place, Miss Joe Balen
tine, is right sick with fever and is
very badly missed at her place In the
choir. Her friends hope she may soon
recover and be able not only to be at
her accustomed place at the organ,
hut to meet her class as teacher und
he herself again.
Mr. He/sea Walker has been right
sick for several rdays hut Is able to
he up agaia.
Barney .Mattlson has been quite sick
Mr. and -Mrs. J. A. Wood visited
their daughter, Mrs. James Terry, near
Fork Shoals, last Saturday and, Sun
Yesterday morning looked so un
likely over head that this community
was not represented by a great many
at the county fair. This is Satur
day 3 p. m. It has been a continual
rain all day and some that did at
tend the fair have not returned yet.
This writer did wish for it to be a
great succcs but he was afraid to ven
ture. However Its come and gone.
What next? Laurens Is not to be
grinned at, for she has courage and
porseverence. If she falls in securing
one thing, she is head on for some
thing else. Take Chlcora for Instance.
If she don't get that, she will have
one of her own.
Mail Order Houses.
Don't undersell us for same quality
goods. Tell us your wants. Note pric
es. No paying in advance. No freight
charges. No risk \vhate\v:\ Try us
on Paint. We sell I.. & M. Paint It's
thick. Must add Oil and then you
have the best pure Lead, Zinc and
Linseed Oil Paint made, and it's cost
Is onTy about $1.57 per gallon.
Call on J. H. & M. L. Nash, Lau
rens; J. W. Copoland Co., Clinton.
$?15.000.00 stock for you to select
from. Will sell wholesale and retail.
J. C. Burns & Co.
IHAYS HAIEL HEALTH
I 3 Restores color to grey or
!faded hair; Cleanses, cools
and invigorates the Scalp.
3 Removes DandruiT-there
by giving the hair a chance
to grow in a healthy natural
way and stopping its taiiing
out. Keeps hair soft and
glossy.-Is not a dye.
SI.00 and 50c al Drug Store* or direct
upon receipt of trice and dealer't name.
Send 10c for trial bottle. ? Philo Hay
Specialties Co., Newark, N. J? U. S. A.
KEEPS TOO LOOKING TfflUNG
For sale and recommended by
LAUKENS DRUG CO.
Lauren*. P. C.
Tnke notice that on the 25th day of
October, I will render a final account
of my acts and doings as Administra
tor of tbo estate of Isaac Garrett, de
ceased, in the office of the Judge of
Probate of Laurens county at 11
o'clock a. m.| and on the same day
will apply for a final discharge from
my trust as Administrator.
Any persons Indebted to said.estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forever barred.
W. L. Garrett,
September 25, 1912.?1 mo.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
Williams' Indian Pilo Ointment will cur*
Blind, Bleeding- und Ilching- Pile*. It ab
sorbs the tumors, allays Itching- at once,
acts as a pouKlco. gives Instant relief.
Williams' Indlun Pile Ointmont Is pre
pared for Plies and itching- of the private
pnrts. Drus-ajlsts, mall GOc and $1.00.
WILLIAMS (WO, CO.. ProDi.. Clovolond. Ohl?
LAURENS DRUG ^0.
Laurena, 8? C
Walk a Mock and Save a Dollar
J. C. BURNS & CO.
MAKE MONEY EASY
Walk a Mock and Save a Dollar
J. C. BURNS & CO
By buying your Fall and Winter Goods from RED IRON RACKET, Cheapest: House on Earth.
We believe in quick sales and short profits. Our stock is now complete with everything to wear for
Men, Women and Children from the cheapest to the best. We carry the best Goods made, and sell
them 15 to 35 per cent, cheaper than any other house. Our buyers while in the market bought six solid
cars of high grade merchandise, which was divided among our Six Big Cut Price Department Stores.
Our store is full and overflowing with the Greatest Bargains that was ever shown on -a retail market.
Big Clothing, Hat and Shoe Sale now going
on at J. C. Burns & Company's Big Cut Price De
Come! Big week all *his week and next week
too. Remember, you can buy nearly everything
for the whole family in this one house and save
15 to 35 per cent on your bill. Just Walk a Block
you'll make money easy.
We are located completely out of the High-Priced District, 208 West Laurens Street. Don't Spend a Red
Cent until you get to the
RED IRON RACKET
And you will wear the smile that never com2? off and when you get back home with the Goods your Sweet Wife and Children will Smile and be Happy.
?1.00 watch? for . .Mc | j. c. Burns ?& C0.--6 Red I ron Racket Stores?Laurens, Spartan burg, Green
wood, Anderson, Greenville, S. C, and Charlotte, N. C.
:i pkgs. 061(1 Dust for.10c
7 cakes Gold Hand Soap.25c