City Directories and History: Walker’s 1910 Postal Route map is an invaluable tool in tracking historical locations in York County’s early 20th century rural communities. Each section is tagged with the names associated with that particular area. Be sure to open the MORE INFORMATION / ENLARGEABLE MAP link for the enlargeable PDF map which users can easily study.
In many cases, these same locations, have also been linked directly to the R&R “other” pages, associated with the individual names, and sites on the maps. To return to the master index list, click HOME.
JOHN LOWRIE BOLIN [Mr. Bolin is] a good natured farmer, well-known throughout Western York, and still digging an honest living out of the ground at the advanced age of eighty-two years. . . . Mr. Bolin’s ancestors came from Virginia during the war of the Revolution, fought on the patriot side in various campaigns of partisan leaders in this section and made good soldiers. After the war they did pioneer work in conquering the wilderness that covered the country, and left numerous offspring to perpetuate their name. His father Manning Bolin, was also a native of the Hickory Grove neighborhood and lived to a ripe old age. Mr. Bolin volunteered his services for the Mexican war; but was left at home in the drawing of lots by which the over plus of volunteers on that occasion was eliminated. He stood for the Union during the secession excitement; but nevertheless went to the front when his services were needed, and performed his duty as far as he was able. His wife who is also more than eighty years of age, is still living, but is not enjoying good health. They have had eleven children, of whom four sons and two daughters are living. Notwithstanding their advanced ages, Mr. and Mrs. Bolin are still making an honest living by the sweat of their brows. They rent land. Last year their mule died just at the time it was most needed; but they did not allow themselves to be cast down by the misfortune. The sturdy old man worked out his cotton with a hoe, and made enough to live and pay his rent. This year he is in better shape, and has made seven or eight bales of cotton. –The Yorkville Enquirer, Nov. 10, 1903 and the YCGHS Magazine March – 98
The Rock Hill Herald on June 24, 1903, reported “a flour and grist mill has been erected on the banks of Crowders Creek, below Riddles Mill. It is owned and operated by R.J. Davis, who is turning out a good quality of flour and meal. J.C. Wallace of Tirzah was there lasts week and placed lightening rods of the building.
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