Orig. pub. Spartanburg, SC 1928. Reprinted 1993. (ii), 300 pp., frontis., new index. Item #123
Among the early settlers of Spartanburg County was the Wofford family. Some years prior to the Revolution, five brothers - William, Joseph, James, John, and Benjamin - came from Maryland and settled on the Tyger River in lower Spartanburg County. This history begins with excerpts from the minutes of the Wofford Memorial Association (1893-1914). Among those excerpts are historical sketches of the five brothers. Members of the Wofford family later migrated from Spartanburg County and are found in Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, Georgia, and Texas. The Rev. Benjamin Wofford, son of Capt. Joseph and Martha Llewellyn Wofford, who left $100,000 in 1850 to found Wofford College commands considerable treatment throughout the book. The early years of the college are also discussed. Brief sketches of other members of the family and their descendants include: Joseph Llewellyn Wofford, Major Harvey Wofford, Dr. Benjamin Wofford, Judge John W. Wofford, Jeremiah Wofford, Dr. Joseph Lewellyn Wofford, Hon. John Wesley Wofford, Elvira Kelly, Harvey Bennett, A. Baxter Layton, Mrs. Mary J. Harrison, Dr. J.T. Layton, Captain Benjamin Wofford Lanford, and John W. Lanford.