id=Hsh MAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA873&lpg=PA873&dq=South Carolina Manufacturing Company land Gaffney Iron&source=bl&ots=m Db8dx LP5N&sig=LDAXqxw Umv Q1PJv02Yk0k Sok PP8&hl=en&ei=Lux ITq Ot PJSt0AGJq9j UBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBk Q6AEw AA#v=onepage&q&f=false ** An extensxive look at the iron works and its history – includes South Carolina 1860 iron works descriptions and explanations – By Linda France Stine The quartet, of the same age, were sired by a railroad. The goal was to divert midwest traffic and trade from the Mississippi River piecemeal the railroad reached Spartanburg in 1857. By the end of the two decades following the war, the South’s economy had recovered sufficiently to revive railroad building fever.hl=en&lr=&id=1qd Qkrc Rs Rg C&oi=fnd&pg=PA113&dq=1850 Historic Businesses Gaffney SC&ots=6XVv X0Prd H&sig=4N5SUa A71Uhe O91xd IGd GGXRqrs#v=onepage&q&f=false pg. That all railroads constructed by said company Guage. That the said company shall have the privilege of suing, shall be liable by its coi^orate name, may have a common seal, and may make such laws, rules and regulations not inconsistent witli the constitution and laws of this state and of the United States, as may be needful for the well ordering of its affairs. This act shall go into efiect from and after its i-ati- jv^^cn act to take fication. Long before the Civil War, an effort , spawned in Charleston, was made to connect Charleston, S. Colonel William Coleman, New Orleans to the Atlantic and Charleston by an Captain Charles Pearson laid out a route from downtown Spartanburg to Asheville, via the Mills Gap Road (Hwy 9), through Polk, Henderson and Uncombe Counties.

20 | 2244 2244 | E Richards | 34 F | | SC | | R263 | 21 | 2244 2244 | Joseph Richards | 18 M | Farmer | SC | | R263 | 22 | 2244 2244 | Sally Richards | 16 F | | SC | | R263 | 23 | 2244 2244 | Tempy Richards | 12 F | | SC | | R263 | 24 | 2244 2244 | Josiah Washburn | 48 M | Farmer 200 | SC | | W216 | 25 | 2244 2244 | Mary Washburn | 46 F | | SC | | W216 | 26 | 2244 2244 | S Washburn | 18 F | | SC | | W216 | 27 | 2244 2244 | R Washburn | 12 F | | SC | | W216 | 28 | 2244 2244 | A Washburn | 7 F | | SC | | W216 | 29 | 2244 2244 | Drayton Washburn | 1 M | | SC | | W216 | 30 | 2244 2244 | James Amop | 20 M | Hireling | SC | | A510 | Amoss 31 | 2244 2244 | Hannah Hand | 30 F | | SC | | H530 | That is interesting and there are some other Phillips family names two farms over by proximity on the same page, but no town listed. I’m going back to rocket science – it is a lot easier than genealogy. and James Romeo Phillips, (Sr.) is the oldest son of Calvin Phillips, b. Her brothers and sisters are – Helen Ruth Jackson Phillips, my grandmother Thula Jackson Buchanan (married Wade Buchanan) Ethel Jackson Copeland (married Pete Copeland) Clyde Jackson (married Claire) Lottie Jackson Wood (married James Wood) Frances Jackson Smith (married J. Smith) *** My mothers’ family has done extensive research on the various lines of our family for their side of the genealogy.

Maybe they are cousins to Calvin Phillips or a brother? – cricketdiane ** Adding quickly to this – and how I am related to these families – *** These are my grandparents, Romeo Jefferson Phillips and Helen Ruth Jackson Phillips. RJ’s father and mother are Elijah Phillips and Mattie (Minnie) S. I thought it was about time to claim the Phillips family relationships as far back as we could find and to learn more about the kinds of family history that have been brought through our family influences from their understanding of things.

116 – 119 / 120 A bit more about the ironworks generally in the area and the participants in creating the businesses surrounding them – William Henry Drayton and William Wofford through Wilson Nesbitt’s Furnace, the Fewell and Stroup partnership on pg 120 ** Limestone Springs Girls School (College) – 1855 Catalogue and Graduating Class, Students attending, Faculty and Lessons taught – it wasn’t a hair and makeup school, nor a place teaching women needlework – although they may have done some of that, too, (my note). That the said company shall have power to issue Powers of com- pany. 127 bonds to an amount not exceeding its capital stock, at the lesral rate of interest, redeemable at auv time not less than ten (10) years from the date ot their issue ; said bonds to be secured by mortgage on the railroad, lands, and other property acquired b}’ said corporation. shall have a guage ot not less than two (2) feet, and not more than the jruage of the Xorth Carolina railroad. The route left the Mills Gap Road near present day Beulah Baptist Church and went into Columbus via the present Pe4niel Road. Landrum and others of a civic mind, urged local people to buy stock in the new enterprise and bonds of the corporation.

This has the actual document above to see it online and this is where I found it – ** And this part which is just too nifty, to let it go without saying something about it – BOBBY MOSS County Historian After the laying of the cornerstone of the Washington Monument on July 4, 1848, each state of the Union was invited to contribute a memorial stone of material representative of its geographical boundaries. That the said company shall have power to sell, lease or mortgage the lands so acquired, and to construct railroads from any point on the main trunk line to such other points situated within the boundaries of the lands so acquired by them as the said company may deem necessary. From Columbus, the route was surveyed out so as to climb Skyuka Mountain into Howard Gap, and on across the Continental Divide into the village of Hendersonville. Spartanburg and Union Counties bought $200,000 in bonds respectively. Some of the Polk County people were opposed to the bond issue.

South Carolina was among the first states to respond. A group claimed the cars would bring bar rooms and other corruption’s to Columbus, and that the cars would be noisy and running on Sundays. Opposition to the railroad led Polk County farmers to refuse right of way.

Before offering a stone from Limestone Quarry, located on the campus of Limestone Springs Female High School and in the village of Limestone Springs (today a suburb of Gaffney), Dr. Byars cut the block from the rock near the surface of the ground at the western end of the quarry near where the water now drains from the quarry. That the said company shall have power to pur- chase, hold and improve lands along and near the line of said railroad ; to obtain therefrom any and all timbers, ores, or other valuable substances ; and to construct such houses, works, mills or factories as maj’ be necessary to effect such purposes, or to develope or to bring into market the resources of the region through which said railroad shall pass. This fever spread down into Spartanburg County, well below New Prospect.Just too nifty (my note) – definitely go and read the entire article, it is amazing. ALSO A SHORT HISTORY OF EARLY COAL MINING IN’ THE UNITED STATES AND A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE INFLUENCES WHICH LONG DELAYED THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALL AMEKICAN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES. SWANK, SECRETARY AND GENERAL MANAGER OF THE AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL ASSOCIATION FOR TWENTY* YEARS, FROM 1872 TO 1892. The clever engineer was unable to find a feasible route from Gowensville to Howard Gap that would be compatible with the railroad’s budget.Apparently there is a Welsh inscription on one face of the Washington Monument – my land, my language, my freedom (or something like that) – I would have to look it up again to find it. SECOND EDITION, THOROUGHLY REVISED AND GREATLY ENLARGED. The project seemed doomed, but Pearson kept on trying.Our line of the family comes through James Romeo Phillips to Elijah Phillips. RJ Phillips (Romeo Jefferson Phillips) had a number of brothers and sisters which were not listed in the database – I’ll add them here tomorrow – they are on 3×5 cards.** Before Calvin Phillips and Sally Richards were in Gaffney, South Carolina and who their parents were has been an interesting quest with no clear answers.Thomas Curtis ordered a rectangular stone be cut from the quarry and roughly dressed. Tradition has associated the name Solomon Camp and the father of Daniel Anthony with the act of transporting the stone to Columbia. Harper, and snch other persons as may be associated with them, and their successors, be and they are created a corporation and body politic, imder the name, style and title of the ” North Carolina Kailroad and Manufacturing Company,” with a capital of five hundred thousand dollars, with the power of increasing the same to any sum not exceeding one million dollars whenever the directors may deem it expedient, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, for the pur- pose of constructing a railroad from any point on the line of the Charlotte, Wilmington and Rutherford railroad, between the towns of Lincolnton and Shelby, or from any point on the line ot the Western North Carolina railroad, between the towns of Hickory Tavern and Marion, to any point in the state line between the state of North Carolina and the states ot Virginia or Tennessee. Railroad directors asked Captain Pearson to find another route with damned little as possible going through Polk County.