City Directories and History: “Trescot, Hon. William Henry of “Barnwell Island” plantation and Sullivan’s Island. Born Nov. 10, 1822 (S.C.) ; married Feb. 3, 1848, Eliza Natalie Cuthbert (Jan. 22, 1827-June 10, 1910); died May 4, 1898. Education: College of Charleston, A.B., 1841, M.A., 1846; read law (admitted to S.C. Bar, 1843). Church: Episcopalian. Public Service: Trustee of Free Schools, Charleston; Secretary, U.S. Legation in London, 1852; Assistant U.S. Secretary of State, 1860 [also, important postwar diplomatic posts]. Other: Member, S.C. Historical Society; author and orator, 11 publications [many others postwar]. Slaves: 130 (Prince William’s Parish, Beaufort District).”
The Last Foray, C. Gaston Davidson, SC Press – 1971
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