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Upper Dorchester County
A View Of The Past
 

The UDCHS has received a third reprint of "A View Of The Past" if you would like to have a copy for your collection or for a gift, you can pickup one locally at the Dorchester County Archives & History Center 101 Ridge Street, St. George or by mail: UDCHS, POB 15, Dorchester, SC 29437.  The book cost $45 add $7 for S/H if purchased through mail.

A View Of The Past - Cost $45 plus $7 S/H

Purchase Locally at DCA&HC 101 Ridge Street, St. George

                                Sends orders payable to DCHS, PO Box 15, Dorchester, SC 29437

            Or use PAYPAL Link Below

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Memorial Stones
Cemetery Inscriptions
Of
Upper Dorchester County, South Carolina

"Memorial Stones" includes one hundred thirty eight cemeteries found in upper Dorchester County, thirteen in Colleton County and two in Orangeburg County, with over 15,000 inscriptions that have been copied from tombstones and/or gathered from individuals through family histories.  Upper Dorchester County is divided into five townships and within each township the cemeteries and those interned are listed in alphabetical order and contain those interred from July 4, 1749 through July 15, 2011.  For genealogy purposes additional information has been included such as husband of, wife of, child of, CSA/US military service and some include the marriage date and in some instances a woman’s maiden name.

Memorial Stones (Costs $45 plus $7 S/H)

Purchase Locally at DCA&HC 101 Ridge Street, St. George

Sends orders payable to DCHS, PO Box 15, Dorchester, SC 29437

Or use PAYPAL Link Below

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The Diary of David Gavin 1855-1874 

"The Diary of David Gavin", which has been painstakingly transcribed by Mildred Heatley, who spent six years researching and transcribing the diary, has been published through the Upper Dorchester County Historical Society and is now available to the public in book form.  The original manuscripts of this diary were salvaged from the trash bin by family descendants.  The original remained in the possession of the family until 1946 when it was donated to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where it remains in the Southern Historical Collection.

Gavin was a well educated man who practiced several professions including teacher, attorney, surveyor, estate manager, land speculator and investor.  Gavin also served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1834-1843 and again after the Civil War in 1865-1866.

This diary is a "Gold Mine" of information for those who might be doing genealogical research.  The diary index includes twenty-eight pages of people and surnames of those mentioned by Gavin.  This listing includes citizens then residing in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and a scattering of other states and countries.  Orangeburg, Colleton, Charleston, Jasper and Dorchester counties are highlighted in this journal.  He maintained a listing of births and deaths in the local community.

Jim Way, one of the founders of the Upper Dorchester County Historical Society said, "A few paragraphs cannot begin to describe the degree of historically valuable, entertaining and interesting information provided in this noteworthy document.  Even those who consider themselves uninterested in history will find this diary spellbinding."

The Diary of David Gavin 1855-1874 (Costs $45 plus $7 S/H)

Purchase Locally at DCA&HC 101 Ridge Street, St. George

Sends orders payable to DCHS, PO Box 15, Dorchester, SC 29437

Or use PAYPAL Link Below

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