North of the Broad River

The Land and the People
Buford S. Chappell

About North of the Broad River Collection

This collection contains two volumes of local history and genealogical information regarding Fairfield County, South Carolina, including families who settled in the region, as well as related lines in Charleston, Orangeburg County, Richland County, and elsewhere in South Carolina.

The volumes include transcriptions of letters and account books and excerpts from other unpublished documents regarding immigrants from the United Kingdom, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe, as well as other regions in North America, who settled in South Carolina. Some entries document sales or purchases of African American slaves, inheritance of real estate, military service in the American Revolution or Civil War, and related topics.

This digitization project was made possible by the Public History internship (HIST 480) held by Daniel Wise (B.A. Public History, 2011). Wise scanned the items on the Zeutschel scanner and created metadata following Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices. This work could not have been done without the help of Henry Fulmer of South Caroliniana Library and Tony Branch, systems administrator for the CONTENTdm database.

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