Manuscript Collection

Plaxco - Robinson Family - Accession 715 no. 21

Plaxco - Robinson Family - Accession 715 no. 21


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Accession 715 no. 21

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

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 178 pages



Historical Note

Samuel Brooks Mendenhall (1936-1999) was born in Rock Hill, SC. He was a lawyer, judge, and member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1965-1972), and the South Carolina State Senate (1973-1976) as well as a local historian. William Boyce White, Jr. is a Rock Hill native and taught at the Winthrop Training School (WTS) from 1958-1965 and taught at Rock Hill High School following the closing of the high school portion of the WTS. He also taught in Clover before coming to Winthrop. Mr. White is author and historian and was the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill from 1945 until he moved to Virginia.

Scope and Content Note

Plaxco-Robinson: Being an Account of Two of the Ancient Presbyterian Families of Upper South Carolina (Particularly Situated in York and Chester Counties by Sam Mendenhall and William "Billy" White relates the history and genealogy of the Plaxco (also spelled Plexico) and Robinson Families from the mid-1700s through 1958. Many other surnames are covered in the book. It also includes appendices with various wills, obituaries, allied family genealogical information, family stories, and other information. Please see the attached Table of Contents.

Additional Notes

The book contains a foreword by Mary C. Simms Oliphant. The book is a first edition which was limited to three hundred numbered copies. This copy is number 144 and was registered in the name of Carnegie Library, Winthrop College.


The book is a gift of the author William B. White, Jr. on October 10, 1958 and is inscribed and signed.


Genealogy, Plaxco Family, Plexico Family, Robinson Family, York County SC, Chester County SC, Local History


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Plaxco - Robinson Family - Accession 715 no. 21

LC Subject Headings

Plaxco family; Robinson family; York County (S.C.)--Genealogy; Chester County (S.C.)--Genealogy; South Carolina--Genealogy