City Directories and History: The attached list was a early beginning of a collaboration between Louise Pettus of WU and AFLLC / R&R.com, to create a database of occupations related to individuals in York County, S.C. It includes early: coffin makers, millers, tavern keepers, ministers, M.D.s, wheelwrights, carpenters, cobblers, engravers, teachers, weavers, millers, spinners, potters, merchants and stone cutters. See PDF this page, left column!
Also see this page for much further list, the Artisans Database link.
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on July 9, 1885 – “Mrs. J. Bolton Smith, Jr., announces that she has secured the services of Mr. John Campbell of London, Canada, a practical watch maker and jeweler, who will continue the business interrupted by the death of her husband.”
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on Oct. 27, 1886 – “Mr. Thomas L. Moss died at his residence four miles southwest of Yorkville on Oct. 21. He came to Yorkville from Va., in 1836 and was employed for many years as a stage driver between Yorkville and towns including Chester, Union and Charlotte. He was 83 years of age.”
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