Newberry County, South Carolina: Historical and Genealogical Annals

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 1980 - History - 483 pages
The opening chapters of this encyclopedic treatment deal with the Newberry County's formation, early settlers, soldiers, notable citizens, government institutions, and social and economic development, while later chapters are given over to biographies, cemetery inscriptions, family reminiscences and folklore. At the heart of the book is a long section devoted to genealogies of pioneer families of Newberry County.

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Best source I've read on the names of historical people, battles and places of Newberry, S.C. I am a direct descendant of Rev. John Cole and Mary (Golden) Cole.of Bush River. She was a heroine of the Revolution. I appreciate the accounting of her actions that as described in this book. .

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Be very careful of the data you read in this book, and don't take it for gospel. The Caleb Gilbert of Newberry County was from Bucks County, PA and was not the son of the Caleb Gilbert of Long Island as was guessed in the book. His family settled in the Philadelphia area in the late 1600s. Records and DNA have proven this. And Jacob Chandler came to Newberry County from Virginia (Hopewell Monthly Meeting). I'm sure George Summer did as well as he could with the information and search capabilities he had at the time, but don't assume what he's written is true without first backing it up with solid sources. 

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