Marlboro County, SC
Biographies - Henry McIVER

 
 
 

McIVER Henry, jurist, was born at Society Hill, S.C., Sept. 25, 1826; son of Alexander M. and Mary (Hanford) McIver; grandson of John E. McIver and of Enoch Hanford, and a descendant of Roderick McIver of Scotland, who came to the Pee Dee section, S.C., shortly after 1746. Henry graduated from South Carolina college, Columbia, A.B., 1846, A.M., 1848; studied law and began practice in Cheraw, S.C., in 1848. He was married June 7, 1849, to Caroline H. Powe. He was prosecuting attorney for the state, and state solicitor, 1853-68, and during the civil war he served as an officer in the Confederate army, being twice wounded at the battle of Hawes's Shop, Va., May 28, 1864. He was associate justice of the supreme court of South Carolina, 1877-91, and was unanimously elected chief-justice, Dec. 10, 1879, which office he declined and was chosen chief justice, Dec. 1. 1891. He died in Cheraw, S.C., Jan. 12, 1903.

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