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Accession 1688

Inclusive Dates

1823, 1872-1873, 1883, 1953, 1954, 1971 nd


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

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Jefferys Family Bibles consists of two bibles belonging to the Black Family and extended family of Rock Hill, SC. The bible contains genealogical entries and family records dating from 1800 through 1972 relating primarily to the Jeffreys and Jackson Family line, but also includes some connections to the Gilbert Family, Smith Family, Williams Family, and West Family. Wthin the pages of the Bible were several newspaper clippings and obituaries, funeral programs, notes, and other material. The Jefferys Family can trace their York County roots to James Jeffreys (1800-1883) who is buried in Old Settlers Cemetery in York, SC. He was one of the first settlers of the area. He was originally from Island of Alderney in the English Channel and made his way to Yorkville, SC in 1821 when the town had but a couple hundred inhabitants.


The Jefferys Family Bible was received from the York County Library via Jason Hyatt on August 8, 2019. The bible was previously donated to the Rock Hill Public Library by James Jefferys Jackson in 1971.


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

Jefferys Family Bible - Accession 1688