City Directories and History: Constructed in 1912, this is another wonderful example of the fine work being provided the region by builder, C.C. “Cam” Davis of Newberry. The home was constructed for Zaccheus F. Wright, the 4th president of the Newberry Cotton Mills. This fine home was constructed by Mr. Davis, along with two of Mr. Wright’s sisters homes on Caldwell Street at: 712 Caldwell and 722 Caldwell. All three houses were across the street from the contractor’s personal residence.
In a short sketch (and these that I give are of necessity compelled to be very short), justice cannot be done to the memory of the many good men and women mentioned. Amongst these is Zaccheus Wright, the father of Captain Robert H. Wright, of the town of Newberry, and mentioned lovingly by the one who gives me these sketches as “my sainted uncle.” He and Robert Glenn Gilliam were near neighbors, and were truly some of the “salt of the earth.” They worshiped together in the same -church, “Tranquil,” for many years. They both are asleep in Jesus, “blessed sleep.” Their bodies are interred in the same cemetery, close by the church, where in life they were so fond of attending, there to await, the first resurrection. Best in peace—with all the faithful in Christ. Amen.
There are a few other families living in close proximity to those already mentioned, whoso names must be recalled. Of these is Jacob Duckett, father of Colonel James W. Duckett, who was one of the largest and most successful planters in all that section.
(Information from: The Annals of Newberry Co., SC – O’Neall and Chapman, Aull and Houseal Publishers – 1892)
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