Signer of the SC Ordinance – Dr William Columbus Cauthen

By | February 21st, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

Dr William Columbus Cauthen   Dr. William Columbus Cauthen was born on 20 Dec 1825 in Hanging Rock, Kershaw, SC. He died on 4 May 1865 in Hanging Rock, Lancaster, SC. Graduated from the Medical School of Transylvania College in Lexington, KY in 1847. Set up his office in one corner of his father's home in Hanging Rock.  Dr. William [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – Judge Thomas Jefferson Withers

By | February 14th, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

Judge Thomas Jefferson Withers  Thomas Jefferson Withers was born in 1804, in Ebenezer, near Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina. He was among the nine children of Randolph Withers of Virginia and Sarah Bailey Withers of Virginia, (daughter of Captain Thomas Bailey, Revolutionary War hero) who were both buried in Ebenezer, South Carolina. In 1825, [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – William Porcher Miles

By | January 31st, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

William Porcher Miles William Porcher Miles (July 4, 1822 – May 11, 1899) was among the ardent States' Rights advocates, supporters of slavery, and Southern secessionists who came to be known as the "Fire-Eaters." Born in South Carolina, he showed little early interest in politics and his early career included the study of law and a tenure as a mathematics professor [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – Maxcy Gregg

By | January 17th, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

Maxcy Gregg This week we honor one of South Carolina's Sons and brave citizens Maxcy Gregg for risking all to lead the way for South Carolina to be free and independant. Gregg was born in Columbia, South Carolina, the grandson of Esek Hopkins, commodore of the Continental Navy. He was educated at South Carolina College (now called the University of [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – Langdon Cheves, Jr

By | January 10th, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

Langdon Cheves, Jr This week we honor one of South Carolina's Sons and brave citizens Langdon Cheves Jr for risking all to lead the way for South Carolina to be free and independant. Langdon Cheves Jr was born in 1814 and died on the 10th of July, 1863. During the war he was a Confederate Officer [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – Christopher Gustavus Memminger

By | January 3rd, 2014|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession, Uncategorized|

 Christopher Gustavus Memminger   This week we honor one of South Carolina's Sons and brave citizens Christopher Gustavus Memminger for risking all to lead the way for South Carolina to be free and independant. (January 9, 1803 – March 7, 1888) was a prominent German-American political leader and the first Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate States of America. [...]

Signer of the SC Ordinance – James Chesnut Jr

By | December 27th, 2013|Signers of the SC Ordinance of Secession|

James Chesnut Jr This week we honor one of South Carolina's Sons and brave citizens James Chesnut Jr. for risking all to lead the way for South Carolina to be free and independant. Chesnut was born 18 January 1815 in Kershaw County near Camden, South Carolina. He was graduated from the law department of the [...]