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Accession 1700

Inclusive Dates

1862, 1894-1971, nd


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

Collection Size

11.5 linear feet, 23,000 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of genealogical research conducted by Wade Barber Roddey (1878-1970). Wade Roddey was a local businessman and served as a Corporal in Company G 1st Regiment South Carolina Infantry during the Spanish American War. His research spans from the early 1800s up through 1970 and focuses on families from York and Chester Counties. Some of the more prominent family names that are covered in his research materials include the Cherry, Culp, Edwards, Ferguson, Gettys, Hyatt, Killian, Knox, Lyle, McFadden, Roddey, and White families. The collection also includes historical materials concerning local churches such as the Catholic Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC, the First Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC, and the Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, SC. Finally, the collection includes a significant amount of Wade Roddey’s personal correspondence. The correspondence primarily covers his genealogical inquiries.


The papers of Wade Barber Roddey were received as a gift from the York County Library via Jason Hyatt on August 8, 2019.


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

Wade Barber Roddey Papers - Accession 1700

LC Subject Headings

Roddy family; Cherry family; Culp family; Edwards family; Ferguson family; Getty family; Hyatt family; Killian family; Knox family; Lyles family; McFadden family; White family; Old Catholic Presbyterian Church (Chester County, S.C.); First Presbyterian Church (Rock Hill, S.C.); Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church (Lancaster County, S.C.); Presbyterian Church--South Carolina--Chester County; Presbyterian Church--South Carolina--York County; Presbyterian Church--South Carolina--Lancaster County; York County (S.C.)--Genealogy; Chester County (S.C.)--Genealogy; York County (S.C.)--Church history; Chester County (S.C.)--Church history; Lancaster County (S.C.)--Church history