F.R. Owings Store Ledgers – The Gray Court Owings Historical Society has a ” Country Store Museum ” display in the building.
City Directories and History: The Bryson Stoddard store, is thought to have been constructed in about 1870 by Francis Rapley Owings, and operated as such until his death in ca. 1920. It provided dry goods and farm equipment for the community and at one time held the post office. Journals from the F.R. Owings Store, ca. 1902-1908, lists over two hundred individuals conducting business at the store, in Owings, S.C. Spelling of names in these two account books was extremely difficult. If you have corrections, or additional information on this individuals, please post as a comment below.
Several examples of the ledger pages are posted as PDFs on this page. Courtesy of the Armstrong Collection – 2018.
Note that a significant number of the families listed here may also be found on the 1883 map link to Laurens County Townships.
LIST OF ACCOUNT HOLDERS AT THE STORE:
|Barksdale, Fannie or Fanny|
|Cook, Lan or Lane|
|Irby, Joe (Jospeh)|
|Owings and Son|
|Owings, F.R. and Son|
|Owings, G.W. (Dr.)|
|Owings, George Ferguson (Dr.)|
|Wilburn, J. Frank|
|Williams, J. Frank|
Post Offices via Elmer Parker’s S.C. Post Office History Book, 1989 states: the Satterwait’s Post Office PO operated by Peter Moon may have been in this area. Note on the clients list, numerous members of the extended Moon family. Peter Moon served as Postmaster from ca. 1814 / 1820.
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