Sunday, February 12, 2012

Founder of Timmonsville, SC - John Morgan Timmons

Rev. John Morgan Timmons (1800-1869)

SC Gov. James Hamilton, Jr. granted The
1,384 acres of land.

Later he bought a pine stand that became Timmonsville, SC.

He founded the town of Timmonsville in 1854 when he set the railroad path through Northeast SC and negotiated purchase of the land.

John Morgan signed the SC Ordinance of Succession in 1860.

He founded and was the first pastor of Hebron Baptist Church located at Friendfield, SC.

He also succeeded his uncle Rev. Samuel Timmons as pastor of Elim Baptist Church.

John and Elizabeth are both buried at the Elim Baptist Church Cemetery.
Husband: Rev. John Morgan TIMMONS (1800-1869)
Wife: Elizabeth McCulloughs MYERS (1808-1866)
Marriage: May 22, 1823

Friday, February 10, 2012

Capt. James Furman Culpeper M.D.

From Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804 -- 1929:
   Dr. James Furman Culpeper M.D. died June 24, 1917 in Timmonsville, SC, Type of practice: Allopath.
"Allopathic medicine often refers to the broad category of medical practice that is sometimes called Western medicine, biomedicine, evidence-based medicine, or modern medicine".