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Accession 925

Inclusive Dates

1972-1996, 1998


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

Collection Size

1,000 pieces , .50 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The William Lyle Roddey Family Papers consists of the genealogical research conducted by Louise Pettus concerning the family of William Lyle Roddey. William Lyle Roddey (1834-1909) was a Captain in the Confederate Army and a prominent businessman in Rock Hill, SC. His enterprises included the First National Bank of Rock Hill and the Southern Loan and Investment Company. Th collection is composed mainly of genealogical research on the Roddey family and includes photocopies of related book and newspaper articles. It also contains information on several related families: Whitner; Jones; Dowd; Dunlap; Baskins; and Wylie; Also included are several manuscripts and one bound volume written about these families. The dates on the family pedigrees extend as far back as 1739, but the majority of the information dates from 1888 to 1967.


The papers regarding the history of the Roddey's, a prominent family in the history of Rock Hill and Winthrop University, were deposited in the Archives by Louise Pettus, a former professor of history at Winthrop, on December 2, 1996.


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

William Lyle Roddey Family Papers - Accession 925

LC Subject Headings

Roddey William Lyle, 1834-1909; Roddy family; Jones family; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Biography