Edgar McCosh ( 1858 – 1872) Capt. Reid H. McCosh was a Civil War veteran from Chester
County who moved to Rock Hill in 1870. In 1872, he and his wife built a brick cottage on Black Street. It is still there, the oldest brick house in Rock Hill (at the intersection of Black and Oakland Avenue). McCosh was a clerk in mercantile stores. He was an active Presbyterian, but his wife (the former Jane McFadden) was a strong Baptist. She began gathering together Baptists in the new village, and helped to organize First Baptist Church in 1878. Their son Edgar Holden McCosh died at the age of 14 and became the first person to be buried in Laurelwood Cemetery in 1872.
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