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Papers of the Coleman, Feaster, and Faucette families, 1787-1943.

Author: Coleman family.; Feaster family.; Faucette family.; National Grange.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Topics discussed include agriculture and cultivation of crops, including cotton, grains, corn and apple orchards; Andrew Feaster served as agent selling yarn and cloth manufactured by Bivingsville Manufacturing Company located in Spartanburg District, S.C., and he was awarded a contract for a U.S. Postal mail service from Buckhead, S.C.; Andrew Feaster also aquired stock in several railroads, 1853-1869, including
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Biography
Named Person: Coleman family.; Coleman family; Feaster family.; Feaster family; Fawcett family.; Fawcett family; Guild family.; Rogers family.; John Feaster; John Albert Feaster Coleman; Andrew J Mcconnell
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Coleman family.; Feaster family.; Faucette family.; National Grange.
OCLC Number: 62325866
Notes: Filed as: Coleman, Feaster, and Faucette family papers.
Description: 2.75 linear ft. (6 document boxes) 3 oversize folders.
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Topics discussed include agriculture and cultivation of crops, including cotton, grains, corn and apple orchards; Andrew Feaster served as agent selling yarn and cloth manufactured by Bivingsville Manufacturing Company located in Spartanburg District, S.C., and he was awarded a contract for a U.S. Postal mail service from Buckhead, S.C.; Andrew Feaster also aquired stock in several railroads, 1853-1869, including the Charlotte & South Carolina Rail Road Company, the Spartanburg and Union Rail Road Company, and the Columbia & Augusta Rail Road Company.

Papers document the Feasters' membership in the "Dunkard" or Universalist church and efforts to hire a minister; John Feaster (1768-1848) donated the land and built the Liberty Universalist Church at Feasterville, the Feasterville Male and Female Academy, and the Feasterville Boarding House.

Farm journals provide a broad overview of crops and plantation work in Fairfield District, including several weather journals (1834-1838, 1847-1850, 1850-1854), and account books re African-American slaves and their allowances, references to hog and ham production, cotton accounts, and sales of molasses.

The journal of John Albert Feaster Coleman (1828-1898) covers Nov. 1848-Dec. 1851. Topics include farming, sale of cotton in Columbia, S.C., attendance at church, a circus, elections, political meetings, dances, family gatherings, hunting and fishing; Coleman recorded accounts of disciplining his slaves and witnessing or participating in the disciplining of others, patrol service, and entry, 20 Nov. 1850, recording that Coleman canceled his subscription to the Yankee Blade because of its position on abolitionism and fugitive slaves.

The collection contains little Civil War material, but correspondence resumes in the years after 1865. Members of the Coleman and Feaster families and friends from Feasterville emigrated to other states after the war, and there are letters from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas. Letters, ca. 1880 to 1920 portray life in rural S.C. and other areas of the South. Farming, social activities, education, marriages, births, and deaths are topics that are discussed in general, as well as migration to towns and changes brought by industrialization.

Principal correspondents after 1910 were Jennie Coleman who returned to S.C. from Alabama, and young Andrew McConnell Faucette ("Andy") whose various girl friends provided a regular stream of correspondence in the 1920s. A veteran of World War I, Faucette was elected to the 75th General Assembly (1923-1924) while attending law school at USC. After graduation Faucette entered into a legal practice in Spartanburg with another young attorney, Olin D. Johnston.

Also includes materials re the Coleman and McConnell families, with genealogical information on the Coleman and Feaster families; and typescript volumes, 1862-1865, re the Civil War career of Lieut. Andrew J. McConnell, of Fairfield District, S.C., who served in Co. B, 17th South Carolina Volunteers.

Includes 244 photographs, ca. 1864-ca. 1930, of family members and friends of the Coleman, Feaster, and Faucette families of S.C., Georgia, and Florida; early S.C. photographers include A. Baumgarten and E.J. Atwood of Winnsboro; McLean & Trotter of Anderson; H.G. Trotter of Walhalla; Miss S. Kennedy of Clover; D.C. Simpkins of Georgetown; Peterson of Spartanburg; S.T. Souder, G.N. Barnard, Jesse H. Bolles, Anderson Studio, and V.C. Brown of Charleston; S.C. Mouzon of Spartanburg; Van Ness & Bro. and George T. Schorb of Chester; and Wearn & Hix, W.A. Reckling, Howie, and Hennies of Columbia.

Includes published volumes, 1873-1883, pertaining to the National Grange and Patrons of Husbandry including a book of songs and directions for initiation of men and women and other rituals; and undated booklet, Album for Firvolity Works, No. 17 ..., re patterns for lace collars and doillies.

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