Jeremiah Donovant and His Wife Emiline Rodgers
Jeremiah Donovant, a stonemason from Ireland, came to America in the early 1850s to help build St Mary’s Catholic Church in Edgefield. Completed in 1858, Jeremiah migrated to the Mine Creek area of Edgefield District in the 1860s. In 1863 he met and later married Emiline Rodgers, the window of Confederate soldier John Salter. John Salter and Emiline were charter members of Richland Springs Baptist Church.