“A heritage plat map via the Mayhugh Collection……”
The Rock Hill Herald reported on Jan. 12, 1882 – “Mr. and Mrs. David Lesslie have returned to their old home in Santuck from Due West.”
The Herald reported on Nov. 5, 1885 – “Mr. J.T. Spencer is putting up a steam grist mill.”
The Rock Hill Herald reported on Nov. 25, 1931 – “A landmark went up in flames when the two story home occupied by Charles Findley was burned on the Lesslie Road a few miles outside of Rock Hill. The house was erected in 1844 and first occupied by the father of W.J. Creighton.”
City Directories and History: A collection of overlapping historic plats are mainly from Chester County, S.C., diagramming the locations and geographic parameters of hundreds of family farm and plats of historic importance. These refined maps are the work of Chester resident and historian, Tom Mayhugh who graciously provided them for display and research on Roots and Recall in 2017.
The Rock Hill Herald reported on March 28, 1903 – “The two story dwelling of Mr. Tom Threat, who lives in the Lesslie neighborhood, was destroyed by fire. He saved his household effects with the assistance of nearby neighbors.”
***The Heritage map collection is provided to and preserved on R&R by the creator to enhance the understanding and appreciation of local genealogical and history. Any use of these maps without written permission from the owner or sighting full credit is prohibited. Please enjoy and credited appropriately! Permission for use maybe addressed to email@example.com, thanks. Click on each map title to reveal the plats for numerous sections of Chester County. Additional Mayhugh Heritage Maps are also available in Lancaster and York Counties.
INDEX TO MAP NAMES: Click on the Greater Neelys Creek – Lesslie area plat map found under the primary image for enlargeable map.
Boyd, Thomas Briley, J. W. Campbell, John Carder, Hinson E. Clark, Henry Craig, Alexander Craig, Jane Daniels, Jane Ferguson, Henry Ferguson, John Hinkle, Jacob Horne, Henry Lesley, Joseph F. Lock, Stephen Love, William Massey, John McCants, David McClenahan McDowell, Samuel McElwee, Jonathan N. Moore, Andrew Moutton, Samuel L. Parish, Isaac Patton, John R. Roddey, David Scott, William Shillinglaw, Andrew Shurley, Eli Spencer, Jackson Steele, Joseph A.(H.) Sturgis, Daniel Sturgis, Joshua Sweat, Alfred Walston, Elias Wherry, Thomas Wherry, William Jr. Wherry, William Sr. Williams, Asa Williams, Matthew H. Williams, Mathias
In the summer of 1854 and extraordinary accident occurred in connection with the militiamen practicing for the coming Fourth of July festivities. William Coulter Wherry, a resident of the Neely’s Creek section of York District, was killed while in the act of discharging a cannon. After each discharge of a cannon, it was necessary to swab the barrel carefully in order to get rid of lingering sparks from the previous discharge. W. C. Wherry was ramming the powder of a third discharge, without swabbing, when the powder became ignited. He received the full contents in his chest, killing him instantly. Another militiaman lost his arm in this tragic accident.3 Wherry was buried in the Hopewell Cemetery, at the old site of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, near Lesslie, S. C., on the road from Lesslie to Neely’s Creek Church. The inscription of his tombstone is as follows:
William C. Wherry
Born Oct. 10, 1806
Died June 19, 1854
In the accidental discharge
of a cannon at Rock Hill, S.C.4
Guns seem to have been the downfall of this family. Two of W. C. Wherry’s sons, James A. and John F. Wherry, were killed in action while serving in the Confederate Army during the War of 1861-65. A third son, the youngest, William C. Wherry, Jr., entered the Confederate Army when he was still underage. He served in the artillery, and his assignment being the same as his father’s ramming the powder down the barrel and swabbing the barrel after each discharge.
(Along the Landsford Road, by Wm. B. White, Jr. Vol., I – 2008)
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