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Colon Edens. CSA Veteran

The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
May 4, 1916, Vol. 22, No. 1

At Red Springs, NC on the (no date given) of April death came suddenly from heart failure. Born in what was old Marion County near Sinclair's Xroads about seventy years ago in the beginning of hostilities when the blue and gray met on the oft times fated fields in Va. he volunteered in the old 8th Sc regiment and was in the forefront to do for the Southland which had been ages the pride of a fond mother's heart.

Coming back home after hostilities took up the work of reclaimation and married Alice David, a beautiful daughter of Marlboro county. He was among the pioneer citizens of our city of Dillon, later resided at Red Springs where he resided when the grim messenger called. True in every walk in life he exemplified the old saying an honest man is the noblest work of God.

Leaves mourning besides a fond family a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Mason, Miss Ell Edens, Mr. White Easterling, Mr. Job Edens of Texas and Jack Edens of Dillon. Generous to a fault we mourn his departure.

Transcribed by Mary Lewis from microfilm at the South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, SC.

Submitted by Helen Moody, 12 Sept 2003.

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