The Rock Hill Herald reported on Sept. 9, 1886 – “Mr. Ed Robinson was returning home to Rock Hill through Charleston last week on the night of the great earthquake. He was in his room in the Victoria Hotel on King Street and managed to escape to the street unharmed. Dr. J.H. Patrick and family were on Sullivan’s Island. He speaks of the destruction of Charleston and reported the island had some damage.”
City Directories and History: John Miller Sherer (1826 – 1901) married Catherine Amanda Carroll in 1855. In 1862 he volunteered to serve in the army of the
Confederacy and was sent to the Virginia campaign. He was wounded at Brury’s Bluff and left for dead. A friend, John L. Rainey assisted him to a hospital, where his left leg was amputated, he returned to his home determined to make a living for his family and during the reconstruction era purchased the Robert Patrick home at Bullock’s Creek. There he continued to live until his death.
The Patrick family moved from Bullock’s Creek to the Cockrell farm near White Oak, Fairfield Co., S.C. See far greater information provided by Joseph Patrick’s research on the family under the MORE INFORMATION / PDF links found under the primary image.
*** The address is approximate, the site was west of this location and can be located on the 1910 Walker map as the S.H. Inman house.
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