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 Columbus Cauthen was actively involved in state politics. He was elected and served in the South Carolina Legislature three terms in the state House of Representatives from 1852-1858.
In 1860 he refused a nomination as a delegate to the delegate selection committee for the National Democratic Convention to be held in Charleston, stating that South Carolina should boycott the convention. Later in 1860 Dr. Cauthen accepted the nomination to attend another convention, the Secession Convention in Columbia and Charleston. Cauthen along with two other delegates signed the Ordinance of Secession for Lancaster District.
He was buried in May 1865 in H.R. Meth Cem, Hanging Rock, Lancaster, SC.
Thomas Cauthen (1780 – 1872)
Nancy Cauthen (1787 – 1849)
Margaret Jane Cauthen Cauthen (1833 – 1888)
J.T. Barksdale Cauthen (1849 – 1875)
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Lewis Jackson Cauthen (1851 – 1904)
Susan Emeline Cauthen (1853 – 1853)
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William Columbus Cauthen (1856 – 1863)
Agnes Nancy Jane Cauthen (1859 – 1863)
Mary E. Cauthen (1861 – 1864)
Dixon B. Cauthen (1863 – 1884)