Tag: Old Red Courthouse

THOMAS & VIRGINIA PEAK NIX Family

17 September 2018

Both Thomas Edward Nix and Virginia Peak were born in South Carolina. Thomas was born in Barnwell County in 1829, while Virginia was born on 17 October 1837 in Lancaster County to John H. Peak and Mary Sylvester. On 20 August 1854, they were married by a Baptist preacher at the home of Virginia’s mother […]

ARTESIAN WELL ALMOST FLOODED DOWNTOWN

15 April 2018

Ever wonder about that obscure small brick foundation with its strange metal cover on top near the Old Red Courthouse?  It’s the one on the corner of Commerce and Houston streets.  It actually predates Old Red by about two years.  That little innocent looking well cover is the only remaining remnant of a near disaster […]

BENJAMIN & EUGENIA GOODERE LONG

17 February 2018

Benjamin Long, whose family name, Lang, was pronounced Long in Europe, was born March 7, 1838 in Zurich, Switzerland. His father was a school master and his grandfather a minister in the Lutheran Church of Zurich. Ben ts father expected his son to go into the ministry but Ben had heard of the great opportunities […]