City Directories and History: “Witherspoon, John of “Crooked Creek” plantation and Society Hill. Born Sept. 29, 1818 (S.C.); married Feb. 18, 1840, Mary Serena Chesnut (Oct. 30, 1821-Sept. 13, 1887) [and 1888, Anna Lesesne Geddings (Sept. 20, 1863-June 1, 1943)]; died Feb. 27, 1902. Education: College of S.C., A.B., 1838. Church: Episcopalian (doubtless, Vestryman, Trinity, Society Hill). Slaves: 110 (Marlborough District).”
The Last Foray, C. Gaston Davidson, SC Press – 1971
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