City Directories and History: The historic Poag house is one of Chester’s very fine examples of early 19th century construction. The architectural details of the house are outstanding and should be preserved and the home restored to its earliest period of construction, circa 1790-1820. It is unfortunate that the original windows in much of the home have been replaced with mid 20th century plat glass but most of the house is historically intact and well worth restoration efforts.
Local historian, Mr. Tom Mayhugh states, “it was granted to James McClure originally, then it went to Edward Martin, somehow related, maybe his son-in-law and from the heirs of Edward Martin it was sold to John Poag in 1819.”
“John Poag came to America about 1790 with his parents James Poag and Lady Mary Hogg Poag. They settled in the Bethesda Community of York County, South Carolina. John married Hannah McClure and their children were: James Harrison; Sarah, married William Lewis; Hugh McClure, married Hannah Rowell; William Robinson, married in Texas; John, married in Texas; Joseph, b. 1826, d. 1849, buried at Fishing Creek Churchyard, Chester County, South Carolina, unmarried; Kisia E. , b. 1816, d. 1826; and Samuel, married a Mrs. Brown.
(Information in part from: Chester County Heritage Book, Vol. I, Edt. by Collins – Knox, Published by the Chester Co Hist. Society – Jostens Printing, 1982)
Explore history, houses, and stories across S.C. Your membership provides you with updates on regional topics, information on historic research, preservation, and monthly feature articles. But remember R&R wants to hear from you and assist in preserving your own family genealogy and memorabilia.
Visit the Southern Queries – Forum to receive assistance in answering questions, discuss genealogy, and enjoy exploring preservation topics with other members. Also listed are several history and genealogical researchers for hire.
User comments welcome — post at the bottom of this page.
Please enjoy this structure and all those listed in Roots and Recall. But remember each is private property. So view them from a distance or from a public area such as the sidewalk or public road.
Do you have information to share and preserve? Family, school, church, or other older photos and stories are welcome. Send them digitally through the “Share Your Story” link, so they too might be posted on Roots and Recall.
User comments always welcome - please post at the bottom of this page.