Category: People

Gullah Culture: A Preliminary List of Links and Resources

The term "Gullah" or "Geechee" describes a unique group of African Americans descended from enslaved Africans who settled along the Atlantic coast, often on sea islands, between what is now Wilmington, NC to Jacksonville, FL. Gullah is a broad living culture embracing the political, social, economic, linguistic, and artistic life of native African-American Sea Islanders. … Continue reading Gullah Culture: A Preliminary List of Links and Resources

Obituary Files in the Beaufort District Collection

Beaufort County South Carolina has a lot of ghost stories, some of which we've retold for this blog. Identifying the spirit can be problematic. For example, some people think that Private Frank Quigley (U.S. Army) is the possible ghost out near Fort Fremont on Land's End. Our obituary files tell us more about him and … Continue reading Obituary Files in the Beaufort District Collection

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 5: Hags

Retold by Dennis Adams, Information Services Coordinator (Retired), written for the Beaufort County Library website in 2007 and re-posted with minimal editing by Beaufort District Collection Manager, Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA on 30 October 2016.  Some African-Americans of the Sea Islands still believe in multiple souls: the "soul" leaves the body and returns … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 5: Hags

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 4: Library Gremlins

Retold by Dennis Adams, Information Services Coordinator (Retired), written for the Beaufort County Library website in 2007 and re-posted with minimal editing by Beaufort District Collection Manager, Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA on 29 October 2016.  Beaufort County has its own rich store of folklore, including ghost tales, a few even here in our … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 4: Library Gremlins

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 3

Retold by Dennis Adams, Information Services Coordinator (Retired), written for the Beaufort County Library website in 2007 and re-posted with minimal editing by Beaufort District Collection Manager, Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA on 28 October 2016.  Beaufort County has its own rich store of folklore, including ghost tales. Local historian Gerhard Spieler (1920-2012) wrote … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 3

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 2: “The Roast Ghost”

Retold by Dennis Adams, Information Services Coordinator (Retired), written for the Beaufort County Library website in 2007 and re-posted with minimal editing by Beaufort District Collection Manager, Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA on 27 October 2016.  Beaufort County has its own rich store of folklore, including ghost tales. Here is a humorous local ghost … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 2: “The Roast Ghost”

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 1: Gauche, the Huguenot Ghost

Retold by Dennis Adams, Information Services Coordinator (Retired), written for the Beaufort County Library website in 2007 and re-posted with minimal editing by Beaufort District Collection Manager, Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA on 26 October 2016.  Beaufort County has its own rich store of folklore, including ghost tales. Here is just one of the … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 1: Gauche, the Huguenot Ghost