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The Yorkville Enquirer reported on Feb. 10, 1892 – “Residence of Willie of Greenville Co., are excited over the operations of the Wolfe and Tyger Mining Co., on its property there are twelve veins of gold reported. A stamp mill has been put into operation.” (R&R is unaware of this location.)
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|Ansel – Ansel, Martin Frederick, lawyer; born at Charleston, S. C., December 12, 1850; son of John J. and Frederika (Bowers) Ansel; attended common schools, Walhalla, S. C., studied law under Maj. James H. Whitner, and admitted to bar in 1870; member S. C. House of Representatives, 1882-88, solicitor 8th Judicial District, S. C., 1888-1901, candidate for governor 1902, governor of S. C., 1907-09, 1909-11, elected Judge of Greenville County Court, 1920; married Ophelia A. Speight, February 21, 1878 (died December 25, 1895), then married Mrs. Addie R. Harris, Pickens, S. C., August 23, 1898. Address, Greenville, S. C. – Who’s Who in S.C. – 1921|
|Forks Shoals *** The Rock Hill Herald reported on May 31, 1888 – “At Fork Shoals in the Reedy River in Greenville Co., E. Calvin Williams and Allen M. Smith were drowned while seining. Smith got into trouble and Williams tried to save him but both drowned. Smith leaves a wife and four children and Williams leaves a wife and five children.”|
|Highland – The Yorkville Enquirer of Oct. 25, 1883 reported – “The house of two old ladies at Highland Grove in Greenville Co., was entered and robbed. The ladies are Mrs. Nancy Ponder and Ms. Nellie Page, both over 80.”|
|Reedy River Factory|
The Herald reported on May 30, 1903 – “Mr. J. Knox Roach is home from Chandler in Greenville Co., where he has been teaching school.”
Chick Springs, Taylors possibly represent the growth of an area from its first settlers of 1766, when Lick Springs was the name because wild animals would come to lick of the rocks as
possibly healthful. Then in 1840 Doctor Burwell Chick built the Chick Spring Hotel—60 rooms on 300 acres, where folk from all over the South came to drink of the therapeutic waters. Doctor Chick also bottled the water for shipping throughout the South. In 1873 when the railroad was built, the station established there was named Taylors, for Alfred Taylor, who owned the land thereby.
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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