Ravenel Records: A History and Genealogy of the Huguenot Family of Ravenel, of South Carolina; with Some Incidental Account of the Parish of St. Johns Berkeley, which was Their Principal Location. The Book is Intended for Private Distribution (Google eBook)

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Franklin printing and publishing Company, 1898 - Berkeley County (S.C.) - 279 pages
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Henry Edmund Ravenel's Records is an excellent source of genealogcal data. A Spartanburg, SC, attorney-at-law, H.E. Ravenel (1856-1939) was a careful scholar and student of the Ravenel family. While he often does not provide source documentation, his work was carefully researched and has a high degree of accuracy. 

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