Memoirs of Major John Earle Bomar
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Memoirs of Major John Earle Bomar

Typescript volume, ca. 1939, "Memoirs of Major John Earle Bomar Prepared for My Children and Grandchildren by Edward Earle Bomar," records details of Bomar's ancestry, education, and civic devotion. It also relates many interesting anecdotal recollections of Spartanburg during the first half of the nineteenth century.

Son of Elisha and Amaryllis Earle Bomar, John Earle Bomar (1827-1899) was educated at Spartanburg Male Academy and Erskine College, worked briefly as editor of the Carolina Spartan, and then served as Ordinary of Spartanburg District, 1856-1866, before entering into a law partnership with John Hamilton Evins. Elective offices held by Bomar included that of intendent or mayor of Spartanburg, and he represented Spartanburg in the South Carolina General Assembly, 1874-1875. During Bomar's lifetime, he was honored by being named to a number of civic positions of trust including seats on the boards of Converse College, Limestone College, and Spartanburg's Kennedy Free Library.

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