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(Lexington County) History of Cedar Grove Community and Families Influencing its Culture


By: J. Ansel Caughman, Pub. 1952, reprinted 2023, 215 pages, soft cover, ISBN #978-1-63914-166-1.  Lexington County was created in 1785 and lies in the center of the state just north of the state capitol, Columbia.  This book begins with a brief history of the Indians of the area.  Quickly moving on to brief histories of the Salem Lutheran Church, Cedar Grove Congregation, Lexington Baptist Church and Sherman's Raid.  The next sections will delight the researcher with biographical sketches / family histories of the following surnames: Adams, Addy, Austin, Black, Boggs, Caughman, Craps, Crout, Derrick, Drafts, Eargle, Fulmer, Hallman, Hare, Hayes, Hite, Holley, Huff, Keisler, Langford, Lybrand, Nichols, Oxner, Risinger, Roberts, Sease, Seastruck, Shealy, Snelgrove, Swygert, and Wise