Saluda County Historical Society meeting on Thursday night, November 12, 7 pm in the Saluda County Museum and Theater
Dear Historical Society Members:
This will be a treat!! Charles Andrews of Cumming, Ga will be here to help us understand the Clouds Creek Massacre. I consider him one of the very few experts on that topic! Charles has been digging into his family’s past for years beginning with - how could his great grandfather Waldo have been born in Edgefield Court House, SC?
The Clouds Creek Massacre is one of those interesting topics that I never heard of until about 10 years ago and the Massacre happened in almost my back yard, not in another state. I was talking to Charles, after hearing him speak, and told him I thought I had a relative at the Massacre and Charles knew the relative’s first name! Wow!
Many of Charles’ relatives made the trek down the Atlantic Coast to SC and settled here for a few generations and then moved on. He traces such familiar families as Lamars, Butlers, Bonhams, Smiths and Lipscombs as his ancestors.
Bloody Bill Cunningham was the leader of a heinous band of Loyalists who caused this Massacre. The sir names of the persons murdered are many and familiar to you whose families trace their history to the Edgefield area before the American Revolution.
You can see the tomb stone markers honoring Capt. James Butler and others erected by the Star Fort Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter and others on “find a grave”.
Type in “find a grave” + Capt James Butler.
Hope to see you.
Judy Dancy Duncan