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Their stories must be told : an abridged history of the Fraser-Pearson-Lee-Powell families of Waterboro Township and Colleton County, South Carolina

[authored by Rohulamin Quander]
Books/Monographs/Book with Digital Images
English
Washington, D.C. : Quander Historical Society, c1999
153, 14 leaves : facsims., geneal. tables, ports.

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Rohulamin Quander, an African-American, is "a great grandson of William Pearson II (Pierson) and Hannah Fraser (Frazier) Pearson, deceased, both of Walterboro, South Carolina"--Pref., p. 7.

"In 1856, there was noted the sale by a slave holder named 'Gadsdon' or 'Gatson', of three (3) slaves, Simon, 'Pearson', and Friday. I believe that there is most likely a direct connection between these white Pearsons (bearing given names of Benjamin, Francis, John, and Susannah) and the black Pearson, beginning with William Pearson I, my great, great grandfather, who is listed as age 75 years (i.e. born c1795), in the 1870 U.S. Census for Walterboro [S.C.], although no proof is offered at this time"--P. 11.

"The Fraser name was introduced to Colleton County in 1700, directly from Wigton, County Galloway, Scotland, when John Fraser (1680-1754) migrated directly to South Carolina. I am not certain how the Pearson and Lee surnames were introduced into the Walterboro area.. The Pearson origin is also Scottish, although there is also a high probability of an intervening influence from Barbados, from which some Scotsmen migrated to South Carolina"--P. 10.

Demps Whipper Powell was born in Louisville, Georgia on 15 Mar. 1851. Demps' father, Dr. Powell, was a Caucasian plantation owner and dentist. Demps' mother (name unknown) had very fair skin. Demps was not allowed to be with his mother. He left with General Sherman's army on their advance south at the age of 13. He later found his way to the Whipper family of Charleston, South Carolina who raised him as their own. Demps married Mary (Mame) French Powell from Charleston, South Carolina. He died in Washington D.C. in 1953.

Includes Pearson, Powell, Jenkins, Fraser, Quander, Lee, Simmons, Washington, Wright & related families.

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