The Piedmont Historical SocietySouth Carolina Flag

The Piedmont Historical Society, South Carolina

This page is an archive of news stories that were on our front page.

"Old" News


An Account of the Family of Bartholomew Johnson Union, S.C. Researched and written by Nathaniel Thomas McMaster

The William Poole Family Revisited by Deborah Lorraine Brown Nelson.  This is the same family that was presented in the Upper South Carolina Genealogy & History Quarterly, August 1999, Volume XIII, No. 3 by Dr. James L. Reid from the files of Mrs. Della White Brooks of Cowpens, SC.

Obituary of John L Young 1820-1903 FROM BETTY JEAN DILL AND JAMES L. REID

"The Coroners Verdict in the Murder of "Sugar Babe" Young"  FROM BETTY JEAN DILL AND JAMES L. REID

“The Murder of John “Sugar Babe” Young in 1907” FROM BETTY JEAN DILL AND JAMES L. REID


A Bragg Line -  A report provided by a faithful member of the Piedmont Historical Society, Dr. Dan Olds, a retired Physics Professor from Wofford College. This will be permanently listed in the "Surname Studies" tab.


Michael Gaffney Documentation: A newspaper article provided by Dr. James Reid and an estate file provided by Betty Jean Dill.


John B. Easterwood  - This is a Family study done by Betty Jean Dill with the support of the PHS.  This Easterwood family was found in several of the family studies conducted by the PHS and this study completes the picture.  This study will be at the "Surname Studies" tab.


Mr. Tim Linder, President of Linder Family Association, suggested that the Piedmont Historical Society reprint from the Winter 2013-2014 issue of the Linder Quarterly pages that pertain to Spartanburg County, SC. He granted permission to post those pages on this website. Readers who would like to know more about the Linder Family Association, which has over 300 members across the country, and about the Linder Quarterly may contact:

Tim Linder, President

Bonnie Dailey, Editor

The Piedmont Historical Society hereby thanks the Spartanburg County Public Libraries for permission to post on this website the picture of 1884 Morgan Square in downtown Spartanburg. This image is from the digital collection of Spartanburg County Public Libraries. A copy of this image (and of others in the collection) can be obtained by contacting:

Charity Rouse, MLS
Local History Librarian

151 South Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Email:  Phone: 864.596.3508
Phone: 864.596.3508

Please click here to access the Winter 2013-2014 issue of the Linder Quarterly.


Greenville County Mountaineer Invented The Turbine in The 1800s PDF File
From Betty Jean Dill and James L. Reid


Early SC Marriage and Other From the Leonardo Andrea Files  PDF File

Four Generations Picture for Moses West Lancaster PDF File
Family Group Sheets by Betty Jean Dill
Note: This file is under "Surname Studies"


Newspaper articles from Dr. James Reid Note these can Be found under "Records", "Local History"

South Carolina Widows Dangerous in 1773; Maiden Ladies Strike Back PDF File

First Reunion in 57 Years for Bailey Siblings of Union County, SC PDF File

Holden Family Reunion (1940) in Spartanburg County, SC. PDF File

Historical note in 1945 on Cannon’s Camp Ground Methodist Church in Spartanburg County, SC (and a recipe). PDF File

An issue of a Spartanburg Newspaper Uncovered in 1940 PDF File

L.E.Pettit Celebrates 81st Birthday in 1940 PDF File


Family Bible Record of Nathaniel Vise (1773-1839) of Spartanburg District, SC and Other Related Vise and Poole Records PDF File

Contributed by Mrs. Lorene Fisher
22 Goose Trail
Taylors, SC, 29687-5510
Note: This file is under "Records" and "Bible"


Working notes on Thomas and Floyd families of Spartanburg County, SC PDF File

These notes were recieved years ago by Dr. James Reid
Note: This file is under "Surname Studies"


The Bechtler Coins and the Rutherford County, NC Gold Rush. PDF File

"Servicemen Buried in the Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery" is new in Volume XXIV, No. 3 August 2010 of the Quarterly.  It can be found in the "Records", "Cemeteries" section of the site or can reached directly by clicking here

PRESS RELEASE-click here for details - Meet Dr. Eric Emerson, Director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History - 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 23, 2010 The Montgomery Room, Burwell Building Wofford College

"Image of Stone marked in 1567, Found in Spartanburg County, SC, Its Description, And Interpretation" is in the "Records", "Local History" section of the website but can be reached directly by clicking here.

"The Poole, Pettit, White, Stone Ledger" was reported in the February 2010 Quarterly.  A report with the images is available in the "Records", "Bible" section of the website but can be reached directly by clicking here

"The Ironworks on Lawson's Fork" by Jim S. Brooks with appendices and endnotes is in the "Records", "Local History" section of the website but can be reached directly by clicking here.

The Spartanburg History Hub - An association of all of the Spartanburg County Groups associated with the history of the area.  For details about the this new hub please click here.



Search The Piedmont Historical Society Site

The Piedmont Historical  Society
P.O. Box 127
Campobello, South Carolina 29322

To view the pdf files offered on this site, you will need Adobe Reader installed.
Download it for free here.

© Copyright The Piedmont Historical Society, All Rights Reserved