Gryphons of the Sandhills

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This is a publication of 201 letters written between 1918 and 1945 by members of the Edgeworth family of the Angelus community of Chesterfield County, SC. This is a story of survival and sacrifice of the Edgeworth family but it is not to say that this family had it any worse than any other members of this community or state during this era.

The transcript contains detailed profiles of each family member, some of which is gleaned from the compiler's memories but mostly from the letters. The story begins as far back as 1871; however, the story in the Angelus community begins in 1913 when Sallie M. Edgeworth's husband died and she moved with her seven children to a cotton farm on County Road 33 in Chesterfield County, SC. The widow actually has to mortgage her crop of cotton, cotton seed, corn and fodder grown on her land for the amount of $10 at the general store. The family endured many hardships during this era but all pulled together to keep the family in tact.

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