South Carolina: Facts, Discussion Forum, and Encyclopedia Article

Sephardic Jews have lived in the state for more than 300 years,(*) (*) (*) especially in and around Charleston (*). Until about 1830, South Carolina had the largest population of Jews in North America. Many of South Carolina’s Jews have assimilated into Christian society, shrinking Judaism down to less than 1% of the total religious makeup. In addition, Roman Catholicism is growing in South Carolina due to immigration from the North.

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For those who love history, dream of adventure, riches, and fame; for those really believe they’ll hit the jackpot on the lottery scratch-off, for those still look up at night to see the stars and passing clouds. and for those who love to touch the past, here’s a challenge to give meaning to your visions and put money in your pocket.: Whatever happened to the Confederate gold?

If you worry about the fiscal state of the country or the money in your own pocket, the gold spoils of the civil war offer hundreds of chances to expand your net worth.

Thought the Confederacy was poor and in a state of penury by the war’s end? The central government still had great wealth even as the war put the administration on the run. The last Confederate Cabinet meeting presided over by Jefferson Davis was held on May 2, 1865, in Abbeville, SC, at the Burt-Stark House.

By the time Lee surrendered, five wagons of gold and silver—coins, bricks, and bars, the remains of the Confederate treasury’s reserve–were loaded May 24, 1865 in Richmond, at the train depot. Captain Parker of the Navy and an escort of armed troops, guarded the gold on the ride from Richmond, Virginia, to Anderson, South Carolina. There the gold was reloaded to wagons for shipment to Savannah or Charleston.

Confederate president Jefferson Davis met the caravan at Washington, GA. Later, scouts observed Union troops near Augusta, and the caravan returned to Washington (which is now in Lincoln County).

Unknown raiders attacked the wagon train near the Dionysius Chennault Plantation (the home of an elderly Methodist minister)–only a 100 yards from the house. During the attack, the gold disappeared. Most researchers and contemporary observers believe it was hidden, but the location of this cache of riches remains a mystery.

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RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Dowling Family Genealogy

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# ID: I069500

# Name: Ivey Lee ABERNATHY

# Sex: M

# Birth: 13 FEB 1907 in Lenior, NC

# Death: 4 MAY 1989 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC

Marriage 1 Virgie Ann HONEYCUTT b: 1907 in Lenior, NC

* Married: 20 MAY 1925 in Lenior, NC

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RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Linking Mowry+Tomerlin+Norwood to Fanning&Bunn+Meeks

/Charles Abernathy b: ABT 1722 /William Abernathy b: 4 APR 1742 | Alice Ellis b: ABT 1720 /Charles Clayton Abernathy b: 27 JUL 1790 d: 2 JAN 1877 | | /George Clayton b: ABT 1718 d: 21 JUN 1776 | Elizabeth Clayton b: 1748 d: 3 OCT 1815 | Nancy Unknownc b: ABT 1718 d: 1775 /Alfred Harris Abernathy b: 22 FEB 1822 d: 14 MAR 1928 | Susannah Waddy Harris b: 2 NOV 1800 d: 10 APR 1840 Elizabeth Butler Abernathy b: 27 OCT 1863 Elizabeth Todd Butler b: 1829 d: 7 MAY 1886

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RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Baker/Wiggins/McPherson/Marbut

# ID: I2744
# Name: Elizabeth Lorentz
# Name: Ash
# Sex: F
# Change Date: 02 MAR 2000

# Birth: 10 MAY 1808 in North Carolina?

# Death: 05 MAR 1905 in Robbinsville, Graham County, North Carolina

# Census: 1870 Family # 102, 10th Civil District, Hiwassee P.O., Polk County, Tennessee

Marriage 1 Ephraim Ash b: 19 FEB 1806 in Lincoln County, North Carolina

* Married: ABT 1825? in North Carolina


1. + Jesse Ray Ash b: 23 JAN 1826 in Macon County, North Carolina
2. Mary Elizabeth Ash b: ABT 1828? in NC
3. + William David Ash b: 01 MAY 1829 in Macon County, NC
4. + Nelson Damon Ash b: 11 OCT 1831 in Haywood County, NC
5. + Catherine Ash b: 07 JAN 1833 in Macon County, North Carolina
6. + Rebecca Elizabeth Ash b: 04 JUN 1837 in Macon County, NC
7. Frances (Fanny) Ash b: 10 OCT 1839 in Macon County?, NC
8. + Daniel P. Ash b: 07 DEC 1840 in Macon County, NC
9. Margaret E. (Ingabod?) Ash b: 15 DEC 1842 in Haywood County NC
10. Jane Ash b: 24 DEC 1844 in NC

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RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Silas Wood-Hila Petty-John Holmes Family

# ID: I303

# Name: Malsie Ora AYRES

# Sex: F

# Birth: 16 NOV 1893 in Lebanon, I.

# Death: 25 NOV 1984 in Probably Johnston County, Oklahoma

Father: Holland Holly AYRES

Mother: Isabelle Belle BURNETT

Marriage 1 Elmer Frances BAKER b: 11 DEC 1885 in Round Top, Fayette County, Texas

* Married: 27 NOV 1912 in Probably Oklahoma


1. Has No Children Emily Elizabeth BAKER b: 20 SEP 1913 in Oklahoma

2. Has Children Neva L. “NEVALINE”BAKER b: ABT 1921 in Oklahoma

3. Has Children Franklin L. “Junior Frank” BAKER b: ABT 1922 in Oklahoma

4. Has Children Evan L. “Eyvan LaFerren” Baker CASEY b: ABT 1929 in Oklahoma

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