not much posting, but much reading
-- stuff I found out -- Mary Boozer (the gossip about of which one still can reed 150 years later - she did what with General Kirkland? She married a what? etc etc - and the best looking woman in the south during the war ) was the step daughter of Jacob Feaster.
Probably Scott Wells is the only reading this who would get a kick out of that info!
but ill go ahead and mention that the Feaster family was the founders of southern universalism... but I suspect Mary and her mother were not Universalists.....
today, I went to a worshop on the history Society Hill, SC -- settled by Welch Baptists, the presenter said a few things about Rev. E. Winchester - I was able to give hm more information on the Rev, and he plans to talk to me more about him -- I expect to loan him the biography of EW.
To figure more out about SC Universalists, I bought two books:
Ederington's History of Fairfield County, South Carolina (2003- written 1901)
which is where the Feasters became Universalists
Laurens and Newberry Counties, SC: Saluda and Little River Settlements 1749-1775 (1994)
Jesse H. Motes III, Margaret P. Motes
which contains all the pre-war land settlements on Coleman, Martin, etc with plats of where the land is -- so I can look at neigbors -- this should help figuing out the full settlements of the Quakers and the German Baptists that help lay the foundation for SC universalism (and maybe even start some info on who those pesky 7th day baptists were....
Noting that one of the earlier Ohio Universalist Churches was in Newberry pre-1840, and knowing that many folks from Newberry, SC went to Ohio in the 1810s-1820s; I wonder if there might be a connection....
so not much posting, but much studying still!