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Sir riM and ~.
WTO -Are Sli~u
Welt Piques, W
Dimity Cords, Fancy
Colored Lawns, Cc
Swiss, India Linen
Longcloth, Irish Lir
bleached and unbleat
Lawns, Victoria La
Leno Stripes, Mer<
Striped Lawns, Sw
Stripes, Sea bland
Tuckings, Persian I
White Puffings, Whit
Allover Embroiderie
Figured Pongre, M
great many other r
find elsewhere.
Come to us if you u
of your dollar develo]
(From Ederington's His tory)
Inasmuch as it is expect(
t I hat the author of a work shou
a some degree be known to i
ieAers, either personally 4
y'- wiuadao
sketch a short account of n
fa mily As to my ancestry,
Te ut meagre knowledge, Su<
as I recollect from my fathei
detail and one or two other sou
ces. My paternal grandfathe
Wm. Ederington, emigrated fro:
Wales in the early settlement
Virginia and located in what w
afterwards called King Goorl
county, later be removed to Sta
ford county. He married a Heh
He, or she was related to t]
Metcalfs, Fitz Hughs, and oth
distinguished families, I ha'
heard my father, as well as n
~'Virginia correspondent stat
whose letters were destroyed wil
my dwelling in February, 186
by Sherman's army. Our fami
furnished two governors f<
Kentucky, Governors Helm at
Metcalf. My grandfather, as
heard my father say, was a met
her of the House of Burgesses :
Virginia, before the Revolutional
War. He rode to South CJar<
lina before the war and surveye
and entered a large tract of lar
on Ro~ck Creek, Fairfield Count;
near Broad River, returned i
Virginia, and not long afterwari
he died. My grandmother r<
moved shortly after his deat
with several of her sons at
daughters and settled on th
tract in South Carolina. My p;
tornal uncles were all engaged
the Revolutionary War, my fath,
being the youngest son, did n<4
engage in it until near its clos
I heard him say that he volui
teered at the age of sixteen und<
Capt. Charnal Durham and e:
camped at Four Holes for son
> time awaiting orders, bat so<
after Sir Henry Clinton evacuate
Charleston and the corps wi
disbanded and the soldiers a
left for their homes and we:
nearly starved before they reacht
their destination, being afraid1
call at any house or allow ther
selves to be seen, the counti
* through which they had to pal
being infected with tories. Pea<
was soon after declared. Thr<
of my uncles remained in Vi
ginia until after the war, th<
movcd to South Carolina a1
settled on the land their fath<
-; had bought. My uncle Jam,
Ederington remained only a f
years, then moved to Kentuel
and many years after to Missis
ippi and there died, upwards of
hundred years old. My fath
-was the only one of five brothe
ite Mulls, Colored Mulls,
Corduroy, Dimity Specks,
lored Organdies, Dotted
, Satin Plaids, English
ens, Butcher's Linens, in
hed, Black Embroidered
wns, French Organdies,
:erized Corduroy, Satin
iss Mulls, Leno Crincle
Batiste, Black Fancies.
,.ayns, Plain Nainsooks,
e an.I Black Allover Laces,
s, Black Spangled Nets,
trcerized Sateens, and a
ovelties that you will not
ant the purchasing power
ed to the fullest extent.
ilker & Co.
who remained on the old home
;stead, and his grandson, A. L.
Ederingtonis now living there.
d; My grandmother married a second
d time during the Revolution John
;s Davis from York District and
)r her eldest' daughter married his
o I son, James Davis, who lived near
y Monticello and died there in 1822.
I One of my aunts married Ephraim -
,h Lyles, son of Ephraim, the first
a settler, near Lyles' Ford, another
-- aunt married Purney and another
r, a McManus. Two of my uncles
n married in Virginia, the oth4ers in
>f this State. My fathe iiarried
s Frances Crosswhite of Newberry
e District. Her mother was a
f- widow when she left Culpepper
a. County, Virginia, and moved to
e South Carolina before the Revo- t
r lutionary War and settled on t
e Little River in Newberry county.
y She afterward married George
, Griffin who moved on Broad 3
hRiver near Ashford's Ferry where '
, both died. My father moved to ~
y a plantation he bought for my I
r brother, but exchanged his old I
d hemestead for it in 1821, and died f
I there en Beaver Creek where hisr
-remains are interred. He died I
n in June, 1824, aged sixty years. '
y His small plantation was devised I
- to me after the death of my I
d mother, but she allowed me to f
d sell it and I bought land of Maj. 8
, Thos. Lyles in 1827 and we move d 1
o to it, where she died April, 1829,
s at the age of sixty-two. My I
-eldest brother, Jesse, married I
i, Elizabeth Webb in 1810, an esti- 1
d mable and pious lady. He and fi
s she both died in 1863. Their l1
- eldest son, Win. H. Ederington I
n married in Mssissippi, lived in
r Louisiana and after the late war, e
t died in Vicksburg, Mississippi, v
. of yellow fever in 1881. He had I
- been a wealthy planter, had two I
r sons, William and Henry Clay, t
- the latter now living in Fort 1:
e Worth, Texas, a wealthy banker. s
n Jas. F. Ederington, my brother's 1
d Fecond son, is also living in Fortt
Ls Worth a dealer in landed estate. (
l11 Henry C. has a family but James I
e F. never married. Robert J., hisi
d third son, died in Texas since I
o the war and was never married. v
- Harrison E., his fourth son, died r
y in Waco. Texas, about 1850. My f
a brother John moved to Kentucky c
e about 181~3 and married and died r
e there. My brother Francis never r
- married, he died about 1832 ini
n Union county. My eldest sister, I
d Mildred, married William Fant f
r: in 1817 and moved to Ui.mon .
E county in 1821. He died in 1854,v
w she afterwards lived in Fairfield I
v with her son Dr. F. H. Fant and
- died there in 1886 at the advanced
a age of ninety-nine. Her oldest
er son, 0. H. P. Fant, is living in
merchant. He married Lizzie
Jones, an intelligent and estima
ble lady. They have five children
alive, two married. The eldest
married a wealthy Kentuckian,
Win. Arnold, who is living near
Richmond, Kentucky, and has
but one child, a promising daugh
ter. The second daughter, Jessie,
married Dr. Jas. K. Gilder, of
Newberry, an intelligent gentle
man and worthy citizen of that
town. F. W. Fant, the eldest
son, married in Kentucky. He is
a lawyer and settled in Spartan
burg," S. C. The other two sons,
John and Willie, are young, the
former is in his father's store in
Newberry, the latter at school in
Spartanburg. Dr. F. M. E. Fant
was born in Union, S. C., prac
ticed medicine successfully for
many years and moved in 1867 to
the place where I had been burnt
out by the yankees. He still
follows his avocation and is be
ides a good practical planter.
Dr. Sam Fant, my sister's third
ion, practiced medicine several
years in Union and Laurens coun
ties, he moved to Newberry not
long after our civil war and was
mgaged in the drug business un
il his death, October 8th, 1886.
[n 1871 he married Fannie Lyles,
;randdaughter 'of Maj. Ephraim
Lyles, of Newberry, an intellec
:ual and estimable lady. They
lave four promising children,
;hree daughters and a son. My
second sister, Elizabeth, married
Wm. Vance, of Laurens county,
n 1820. He lived and died near
\ilton. He was industrious,
ionest and economical, a success
ul planter and worthy citizen.
Ie died about 1837, leaving nine
hildren, quite a charge for my
ister, but she brought them up
o labor and taught them lessons
)f morality and economy. She
noved to Mississippi about the
rar 19-57 and died there a few
rears afterwards. He- ,children
noved to the west also, except
he youngest, Susan, who married
lichard Satterwhite and lived in
ewberry, where she died since
he war. Carr E' Vance's only
laughter, Mrs. Kinard, died in
ewberry county in 1885. She
vas an estimable lady and left an
>nly son, who is at school in
ewberry. One of her brothers,
. K., is on the farm she left, the
>ther, Carr E., is living in Texas.
dy third sister, Sallie, married
)avid Vance and lived near Mil
on, Laurens county, and died
here in 1832. She left four sons,
11 are now dead except the eldest,
losborough, who is living in
3ossier Parish, La.; he never
aarried. Another son, White
ield, lived and died in the same
arish in La. He married twice,
oth times Gilmers. He died a
ew years ago, leaving two child
en I believe. The reader will
ardon this lengthy mention of
ay family I hope, when I assure
uim that it is not intended so
auch for the general reader as
or my own relatives. I will now
ive a little sketch of my own
I was b~orn at my father's old
omestead on Rock Ci eek in
airfield county, S. C., February
th, 1803. I was sent to old
eld school masters, where I
arned but little until 1816 when
was sent to Jas. R. Wood, of
ewberry county, who was an
ificient teacher. I afterwards
ent to him in Monticello and
oarded with him, intending to
irepare myself for a teacher of
le English branches. I returned
ome at the end of the year and
ecured a school worth 0300 and
oard. I was dissuaded from
his enterprise by my friends, Dr.
eo. B. Pearson and Dr. Harris,
romising to make a M. D. of me
I would attend Mr. Hodges'
atin school about ten months,
hich I did in 1822, but after I
eturned I had to attend to my
ather's farm, which required all
f my time and care. I have
ever had cause to regret not
eading and practicing the heal
g art, but I would have done so
Lad I had the means. As I be
ure stated, my father soon after
iedl and I moved in 1827 to
here I am now living and en
;aged in a mercantile enterprise
ith John Smith as partner, and
iso ran a farm. John Smith
oon after died; he was an esti
nable, high-toned gentleman
rom he Wateree settlement; he
had formerly been a partner in a
store with Maj. Thomas Lyles.
My school and class-mates at the
Monticello school in 1822, when I
took my first course in Latin,
were John P. Hutchinson, Daniel
Dansby and Franklin Davis. The
old course of Latin was a tardy
one, compared with the present.
I could almost have gone through
with all of the classics in ten
months in the way Latin is now
taught. I studied assiduously,
determined to leave my class as
soon as possible, which I did and
entered the next highest with
stadents who had been sonie two
and some three years in that
b.udv. I had as class-mates: 'Win.
B. Means, Robert Meins, Jas. B.
Davis, Wm. K. Davis and C. De
Graffenreid. I recited with these
until October and said an extra
lesson every morning in Cicero.
These, together with Wm. M.
Myers, Thos. B. Woodward, Jos.
A. Woodward, Cullen Powell,
John H..Means and myself were
boarding with Col. Jonathan
Davis, and our sleeping apart
ments was in his old store-house
recently fitted up for that pur
pose. Being the greater part of
the time from under the obseiva
tion of our host and tutor, the
reader may well imagine we had
a nice time of it, yet the larger
number of us were quite studious.
This was the first school, strange
as it may appear, in which aiy of'
us studied geography, although
several of the students were fair
Greek scholars. Our tutor, Mr.
Hodges, a grada-te of the South
Carolina College, urged us to the
importance of geogr.tphy and
wrote to Columbia for Cammings'
geography and atlas for us, a
small book and atlas that: would
be laughed at by the sturIent of
the present day. The maps were
not colored; I borrowed ia paint
box and painted mine, the only
colored one in school. iSilas H.
Heller, afterwards a la and
member to our legisl' was
also one n, mr1
advanced in the classics.
was from Newberry countv;
boarded with Mr. P1hilip Plarson,
Sr. I must not forget\ an un
pleasant obstacle to our progress,
viz.: the Bible lesson; we of our
own accord, recited Bible lessons
on Sunday evenings. Mr. Hodges
after a while neglected to come,
and wished to hear the recita
tions on Monday mornings. We
rebelled against that and he sus
pended us for two weeks. At the
expiration of the given time only
two returned to his school, S. H.
Heller and myself; we came back
n our own terms, viz., to drop
he Bible lesson on Monday morn
ngs. There were seven students
ho rebelled against the Bible
essons, and the five who did not
eturn caused tihe school to wvane
and no doubt Mr. Hodges regret
ed the rash course he adopted.1
He was a native of Abbeville
:ounty, a contemporary of J. C.
alhoun, and I think they were
n the South Carolina College
ogether. Mr. Hodges afterwards
ecame an eminent Baptist
reacher. I closed my mercan
ile life in 1840 and bought land
n Broad river and ( o aducte l
wo farms until 1867, when I had
ecome too feeble from old age to
nanage free labor, and sold both
lantations to my nephew, Dr.
. M. Fant, to whom I was in
ebt. I then taught free schools
mtil 1881 when I was compelled
rom debility to discontinue. I
gain ask pardon of the reader
or trespassing on his patience
on giving the uninteresting history
f my long life. It has been a
-gged journey to pass througlh,
nore so in consequence of ill
ealth in my early and middle
ife, wvhich I give as an excuse for
ever having married.
Thiere are no remarkable char
cteristics in our family to notice;
s a general tiling we are indus
rious, honest, candid and impa
ient. Some of the descendants
f the stock who emigrated from
Virginia are physicians, and only
me lawyer. I have never known
oe of the family to run for office;
vhen I was a member of the
Buckhead troop of cavalry, I was
he only exception. A vacancy
ocurred for cornetist, and I found
y name posted on the 01ld Buck
ead store for that office, without
onsultation with me. I was
electe by a nearly unanimous
Rock Hill Bu
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"Ben," the short-horn bull,
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take pleasur
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for 3,
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ur muster ground was not iongI
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ni -n, the' first and last I
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Prof. Gist Gee, of the Colum
ia Female College, has been ap
ointed a teacher in the Soochow
Lniversity, China, established by
he Southern Methodist Church.
)Ioctors Say;
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h'ich prevail in miasmatic dis
icts are invariably accompan
d by derangements of theI
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The Secret of Health.
he liver is the great "driving
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ir name on a
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