Category: People

Christensen writes about “Red Saturday” in his Journal

Frederik Holmes Christensen (second personĀ  seated on far left in the photograph) was born on September 9, 1877 to Niels Christensen and Abbie Holmes Christensen. For more than 50 years, he kept a journal that included family, business, and community news and his observations of same from 1893 until his death in 1944. According to … Continue reading Christensen writes about “Red Saturday” in his Journal

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Henry Woodward, ca. 1646 -ca. 1686: List of Links and Materials

Learn about intrepid English adventurer Henry Woodward. What an exciting life he had. Read more about the first permanent English settler of South Carolina here in the BDC's WordPress blog.

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907, Beaufort Fire: Death of William Bennett

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907, Beaufort Fire: Death of William Bennett

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Mass Meeting

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Mass Meeting

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Fire Notes (A)

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Fire Notes (A)

Pirates of the Lowcountry: A List of Links and Materials

Most pirates began their raiding careers as legal war-time privateers of European monarchs. Some of these swashbucklers later took advantage of periods of political unrest and military threats to enrich themselves from raids on settlements or coastal vessels. The many islands and circuitous waterways of the Carolina coast were ideal places for pirates to hide, particularly during the early proprietary years (1670-1700) and at the end of the 'Golden Age of Piracy' (1716-1720).

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