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EDWARDS Family


The Edwards family on Buck Swamp, is another family of some note. Tradition informs us that Richard Edwards came to South Carolina from Virginia soon after the Revolutionary War; that he was originally from England or rather his ancestors; that during the Revolution he was shot in the head and his skull was fractured, that the fracture was trepanned with gold, and from that fact was generally called "Gold-headed Richard or Dick Edwards". We are not informed who his wife was; he raised a family of sons and perhaps daughters, the daughters are unknown; his sons were Richard, David, Samuel and Henry.


--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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