Manuscript Collection

Bessie Kathryn Rodgers Pettus Reminiscence - Accession 875 - M394 (445)

Title

Bessie Kathryn Rodgers Pettus Reminiscence - Accession 875 - M394 (445)

Files

Identifier

Accession 875 - M 394 (445)

Inclusive Dates

1994

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

36 pages

Language

English

Scope and Content Note

The Bessie Kathryn Rodgers Pettus Reminiscence consists of the reminiscences of Mrs. Pettus (1904-2001) who was born in the Indian Land area of upper Lancaster County, South Carolina. She writes of her early childhood living in Lancaster County around Osceola Village and on Hagins Branch in Belair. She also describes life on the farm and the family store and cotton gin. “Her childhood was split between her parents in Osceola Village and living with her grandparents on a small farm. Osceola Village, which no longer exists, was located alongside the Seaboard Railroad. The depot was called Hancock by the railroad and was located northeast of Van Wyck a few miles west of what is now US Highway 521. The Rodgers grandparents lived on Hagins Branch in Belair near a church now called Belair United Methodist Church but in her childhood called Mount Ararat.”

Additional Notes

Bessie Kathryn Rodgers Pettus (1904-2001) was the mother of Mildred Louise Pettus (1926- ) who is a Winthrop Graduate (Class of 1946) and a retired Winthrop Professor (1967-1989). Louise Pettus is the namesake of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Provenance

The Bessie Kathryn Rodgers Pettus Reminiscence was deposited in the Archives on March 27, 1995 by Louise Pettus.

Keywords

Lancaster County SC, Indian Land SC, Reminiscences, Rodgers Family, Pettus Family, Cotton Gins

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Bessie Kathryn Rodgers Pettus Reminiscence - Accession 875 - M394 (445)

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