Orig. pub. New York 1867. Reprinted 1975, 1982, 1991 from 1925 enlarged ed. Print on Demand Edition 2014. viii, 666 pp., new index + illus., maps. Item #130
This work by Alexander Gregg, an Episcopal Bishop of Texas and earlier rector of St. David's Episcopal Church in Cheraw, S.C., is a storehouse of information about families and individuals in the Old Cheraws District of South Carolina. A history of the upper Pee Dee country from 1730 to 1810, it gives an account of the Indians of the area, early land grantees with genealogical notices of early families, subsequent growth and progress of the region, and the changes which were brought about by the Revolution. Much of the history is told by recounting events of the Revolution in this area and it includes a list of approximately 500 Old Cheraws veterans of the Revolutionary War. This edition is a reprint of the 1925 expanded edition which includes the complete 1867 edition of the book to which is added an addendum including information on the eight South Carolina counties which evolved from the Old Cheraws District: Georgetown, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Florence, Darlington, Williamsburg, Horry, and Marion. A new every-name index is also included in this edition.