The Union times. (Union, S.C.) 1894-1918, November 24, 1916, U.D.C. EDITION, Page 6, Image 6

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HISTORIC PINCKNEY (Continued from Page 1, Part III) a magistrate at Pinckneyville. He and J. F. Walker were brothers-inlaw, having married the daughters of William Reid. J. F. Walker was the grandfather and William Reid the great-grandfather of the present writer, and her 'brother, William Reid Walker. Robert Black was another merchant of the village. The Taylor hourse was occupied by Congressman Joseph Gist before he built his home a mile from the village. The latter place was afterwards the home of the late J. C. Farrar. William F. Gist was a merchant in I*inckneyville in 1805 and in 1821 was ne of the justices of the Quorum for Union District. Districts have been called counties since 1808. Isaac Going was one of the justices of the Quorum in 1828. Judge William Smith lived for a time at Pinckneyville and afterwards moved to Alabama. An old letter states that Judge Grinks held court at Pinckneyville in 1796. It is said Judge Abraham Nott presided over the last court at Pinckneyville. At one time Thomas E. Suggs, the thp rlni'k" vnn/lnr ltt'iwl in llm 'rof.lrt? house. Ho came from Wuterbury, Conn. His clocks had wooden wheels and works, were considered Rood timepieces, could be placed on the mantel, and were made at the Waterbury Clock Factory at Bullock's Creek. In after years, Sujrjrs moved to Alabama. It may not be amiss to mention that Seth Thomas, of Plymouth, Litchfield county, Connecticutt. owned six acres of lots in Pinckneyville and sold them to James Fowler Walker in 1X47, who afterwards sold them to Dr. W. II. Sims. Dr. Sims owned and lived in the Taylor house for eipht or ten years. He sold it to the late B. F. Foster, who lived there before moving to Union, and whose sons, as before mentioned, now owns the site of Pinckneyville. The Taylor house is in ruins. It was a two-story wooden buildinp and was put together with wooden pegs. Part of what was a boarding house Hf " -mi GRAVE OF THOS. C. TAYLOR, PINCKNEY, S. C. has been moved across the street and is used as a barn. The only landmarks left of this almost deserted villapre are two brick buildings?the old jail and the store?the latter said to have been built by Daniel McMahan. Rntb thn?r? have been fitted up for tenant houses and are occupied by Darneille McMa' han and family?descendants of the MeMahan negroes. The jail is rather interesting. The brick wall of the room is eighteen inches thick and the size of the room is fourteen feet by . twenty. It is plastered inside and has two windows and two doors. The shutters and doors are double planked and thick with nails well clinched. There is a chimney at one end of the room, and the two spaces between the fireplace and the walls were planked op and used as dungeons. These two dark cells would he small closets if they had doors. They measure two feet by four feet. It is said the criminals were lowered from the top. Mills says Broad river was navigable to the Ninety-nine Islands for boats carry sixty bales of cotton? that the obstruction at Lockhart Shoals was overcome by a canal with seven locks executed by the State Benjamin F. Ix>gan and John McEntin , owned a cotton house in Pincknevville ia 1828. Stage coaches took the place of 1 trams in tnose nays, and ran rain or shine. They drove four horses to the coach and changed horses every ten miles. They carried the mail as well as passengers and their luggage. The driver would blow one long, distinct blast on the York side approaching 1 Pinckney Ferry as a warning, and after that a short blast for each pas- i senger, so the innkeeper at Pinckney would know how many guests to ex- < pect. It is said on good authority i that the chickens became so accustomed to being chased immediately after the stage horn's daily blast that they would run for their lives when they heard it. < It is sad to think of the changes , that have befallen Pinckney since those good old days. After the courthouse was moved to Union and the ' tide of travel changed when railroads < took the place of stage coaches 1 through the county, Pinckney went 1 into a decline from which it never re- 1 covered. From a once thriving vil- < lage it is left to a lonely fate. '< "So sleeps the pride of former days, s so glory's thrill is o'er; i And hearts that once beat high for 1 praise j Now feel that pulse no more." < HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SECESSION QUILT This quilt was desipned and made in 1860 by Mrs. Philip Drury Cook of Fairfield County, S. C. Mrs. Cook was the grandmother of Mrs. John W. Cunningham and Mrs. Jesse Hix, both of Union county. Her maiden name was Jemima Ann Threwitts Williamson. She was born in Virginia, but in early youth came with her parents to Fairfield County. S. C., and was there married to Philips Drury Cook, who in the 60's was Gen. Cook of the Coast Artillery of the S. S. A. Mrs. Cook was the mother of four children?one son and three daughters. The son, Capt. John Warinp Cook of the United States army, was killed in the Mexican war, Of the daughters, the younpest died at the ape of nineteen. The oldest married Walter Blount Williamson, the second married Col. Wm. Alston, both of Fairfield county. While Gen. Cook was in service or the coast, Mrs. Cook carried on the plantation work with the help of ar overseer. She spent the year 18CC in desipninp and makinp this historical secession quilt, which was piver her oldest ??rnnddnnchter whn is nn? Mrs. John W. Cunningham of Unior county. Later on she made a quill of very beautiful floral design, which she pave to her second granddaughter, Mrs. Jesse Hix, of Union, bul when Sherman's men burned the Alston home in Fairfield they cut up this quilt and used it for saddle blankets Mrs. Jesse Hix, who lived with hei grandmother when a very little girl says she remembers that her grand mother put the quilt into the frame then rolled a big table under it am so sketched the entire design, and she remembers what a long, long time "Grandmother was making on it anc how often the big frame had to be pushed to one side to make way foi some other work." The quilt is three yards square, anc is made of fine white camhric, with t very thin wadding and quilted in tin> stitches to form the outlines. Ther cotton picked from the seed by hane and bleached to snowy whiteness anc carded by hand was shuffled with i bodkin through the sheer thin lininp to raise the figures. This gives it i beautiful appearance and makes il really a work of art. The design is historical and orig inal. The centre represents an eagle whose outspread wings rest upon the inverted horns of two cornucopias from which are falling fruits anc flowers. From the beak of the eagle floats a streamer hearing the motto "E pluribus unum." Upon the bacli of the eagle stands the Goddess of Liberty bearing a flag staff in hei right hand, a sheaf in her left. Back of the Goddess to the right of the flag staff and just above the starrji background is the word "Secession", beneath which is the date 1860. Or the left of the Goddess is the name ,Yamey, while the ten letters ir the name Washington form an arcli over her head. Beneath this picture is the name P. D. Cook, the husband of the designer. In the beautiful border of flowers and beadinggs that surrounds this centrepiece four arches are inserted, each bearing the name of the four governors belonging tc the Nullification Period?1830-1837 Above the Goddess is "Butler,' below "Hamilton," to the right "McDuffie," to the left "Hayne." Around all this is a wide band of grapes and roses and in each corner two large cornucopias filled with fruit and flowers. Midway on each of the four side? is the State emblem ,the Palmettc tree and shields, and on each shield there are two cunning little figures. On the approach of Sherman's army this quilt was packed in a box with other family treasures and buried deep in the earth. When taken up it was badly stained and discolored, and repeated washings were necessary. This, no doubt, has made the letters and figures less distinct. It was on exhibition at the Charleston Exhibi tion in the Union county exhibit in 1902 as the following clipping from The News and Courer will prove: "Union is without a doubt ahead in historical exhibits; the beautiful hanomade quilt surpasses anything in design and workmanship on exhibiton." Exposition Committee on Awards. Mrs. Cook also made a dress for herself out of woolen threads ravelled from scrapes of black cloth, carded and recarded by hand with white home-prown wool and woven on a hand loom into a beautiful pray cloth. The trimmed it with rows and rows of tiny buttons cut out by hand from a pourd and covered with black silk. After the close of the war when the women of Columbia pot up a bazaar for the benefit of the disabled Confederate soldiers, Mrs. Cook attended this bazaar and wore this dress. It attracted much attention and Mrs. Cook at once donated it to the bazaar. It was sold for $50.00 in pold and the entire amount piven to the fund for the soldiers. THE LOVE OF A NEGRO MAMMY. The dear old mammy of by-pone lays is a tiling of the past. She who used to make a courtesy with that ajrace not well copier?the dear old <oul with the red bandanna handkcr hief about her head and such a kindy, motherly look in her eyes. This ler eyesusedaC kmfwypmfwypmfw landanna seemed to pive her an air )f distinction. She was always patient ind pentle, rather stout, but just scorned to glid along, and was a luxiry never again to be known under he sun. Such was my mammy, George \nn Logan, for whom the "Sweet 'hariot has swung low" and carried her to the mansions in the skies. She lies buried at Lockhart church, where a monument was placed over her. "Her people" she loved better than ' anything else and the children she ; brooded over as a hen over her only chick. We children were always under , her tender care and she thought no i child of any consequence unless i "mammy raised." Well do I remember, when small, of being sternly rei minded if things did not go to suit , her ideas, and "old Miss" was going i to be told if it happened again. , Through all the years of childhood, f she loved us, tended us, in sickness and in health. i And what a consequential air I had i when mammy said I must now be i called "young Miss." How she loved , to see us dressed in pretty things. I She would have nothing but the best : and finest, and her own fingers bore , fluited and crimped ruffles and laces , to see us shine. That this love was true and since was shown by an act i the last year of the war. A few ; years before, she had been made a i gift of a French mull dress, which I came in a "pattern" and th;s she prized so highly, that she would not i even allow the scissors put into it?it r was too beautiful to be cut into. She i kept it in the box, wrapped in tissue I nnnor in I ho inn ^rnu-nr nf fKn " V* i_ i boy" that stood in one corner of her| room. "High up", she said, "so the : little ones could never soil it" for mammy's room was a beloved place. 5 This dress was a fine texture with . peach blossoms over it, just as if an April breeze had scattered petals , over it. The last year of the war, - it was very difficult to secure a nice dress of any description, at least any1 thing like this, and it began to be a ? source of distress that her children > were not arrayed as she had been see1 ing them. It happened that one of ' the soldier boys came home and there r was to be a wedding and I was invited. My mother looked over my 1 wardrobe with me and a dress that i had been made over twice was at last r selected for me to wear. Mammy came l in to see what we were going to do 1 about it. and I displayed the dress. 1 She eyed it for several moments and i then with a toss of her head, said: r "The very idea of Mars William's i daughter gwine to a weddin' in a t made-over frock ,and twice made-over at that" and left the room suddenly. - Soon she was back and in her hands i held the peach blossom lress. "Here ; honey," it suits you so much better , dan dis old nipper, you were made to I wear pretty thinps." I was deeply : touched by this act, but could not take , the precious dress. "Very well, hon: ey," was all she said, but her eyes had ' a look in them that I had seen before when she was planninp some pleasure : for us. What did she do but go ses cretly to the neiphborhood dressmaker r nearby, and knowing every inch of , me, the two made the dress a perfect i fit. I was moved to tears the day I s went to dress for the wedding, there i beside the twice made-over dress lay i a beautiful dress with peach blossoms ' scattered over it. I To this day I never see a peach tree in full bloom that tears do not spring to my eyes, for it so reminds t me of dear old mammy and the lovely dress. > (Told by my mother, .Toannah Smy ly Payne). Zena Payne. Mnrv Ann Rnin riiontor I Johnston, S. C. I ? MASTER'S SALE. State of South Carolina, . County of Union. , Court of Common Pleas. I The Enterprise Building and Loan Association, Plaintiff, . against John 1). Norris, et al., Defendants. | In obedience to an order made in the above stated case, I will sell at | Union, during the legal hours of sale, before the Court house door, on Sales; day, Dec. 4th, 191(5, i All that certain lot of land containing one-third of an acre, which was conveyed to him by L. G. Young and recorded in the office of Clerk of Court for Union County and State aforesaid, in Book P, No. 94, at page 211, and lying and being situate in the City of Union, County and State aforesaid, and commonly known as Lot No. 8 in the subdivision of I,. G. Young's Dawkins tract as will appear more fully reference being had to a plat made by John L. Young in October, 1896; Also, all that certain tract of land i r?:? c-?- * tt_ in inu iiihii ui uiiiuii, uuuniy 01 union and State aforesaid, known as Ix>t No. 9 in John L. Young's resurvey and subdivision of Tract No. 2 of L. (1. Young's Hawkins place in September and October, 1890, having the following metes and bounds?beginning at stake corner Lots Nos. 9 and 13 on Jackson Street, thence East 08 links to corner, thence Southeast 2.70 to stake, thence South 80 West 1.75 to stake, thence N .3 E 2.00 with Jackson Street to the beginning and containing one-fourth of an acre, more or less, and bounded on the North by Lot No. 13, East by Sophia Wright, South by Lots Nos. 7 and 8, and West by Jackson Street. Terms of Sale: One-half cash, balance on a credit one year from date of sale with interest thereon at the rate of eight per cent per annum, credit portion to he secured by bond of purchaser and a mortgage of the premises, purchased to have the option of paying all cash. R. C. Williams, 4fi-3 As Master for Union County. Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard Nicholson have returned from their honeymoon trip spent in Northern cities of interest and are at home to their ^ friends. Capital $60,000 For Fori Merchan Nati 0 Has stood lili the people of Facilities adc liberal in op* long and sue Union's oldes cial institutio eral patrona< ! tory, and is, 1 der better sei in its existe Conservative, ye pie resources, t ndi/nnfaiio off itc 1 ?au?untUj|V VP*. **k7 J and assures you ment : : Our Savings Dep door to indepen safe keeping of j liberal interest, the surest ways age. It offers s young man who tering business portunity arrives ing saved his mc tage of it A checking account wit] You need never fear ths A cancelled check is the we nave stood by the p< will continue to stand b; Reliable" when you thin Business and we will gi future that we have giv< LOOK FOR THE Merchan Nati The F. M. FARR, President 1872 Surpl ly-Four Yi THE ts and Pli ional Ban) hf 'I U1UU1I [c Gibralter, g Union County 1 equate in volu eration throug cessful career it and stronge in has enjoye je throughout today, prepare rvlce than eve nee : : 1 aCCUllllllUUilUIiy, Ills Bank offers 3 knowledge and e of safe and genei ? artment otters yo dence, and guar; /our money while A savings accoun to a comfortable ar plendid opportune contemplates son for himself. Wh? ?, the wise young iney, is ready to U ti us is the best method o it you will have to pay an best receipt you can have sople of Union County for V vou in the future. Remo ik of Banks. Let us have ive you the same faithful en you in the past : BANK WITH THE CHIME C ts and Pis onal Banl Old Reliable J. D. AR us $50,000 E ears F inters f ivlng to Banking me, and [bout its st finan:d a libits hisd to ren:r betore with amfou every h xperience, rous treat u an onen antees the it draws a t is one of id easy old ity to the te day earn the opman, havlke advan f paying bills. account twice. 44 years, and mber the "Old your Banking service in the * :lock inters THUR, Cashier 1916