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Accession 1515

Inclusive Dates

1935, 1965, 1976, 1984, 1989, 1995-1996, 1998-1999, 2001-2012, 2014-2015, nd


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

Collection Size

6000 Pieces, 3.0 Linear Feet



Historical Note

See article "Revenge was rather icy for the Archibald Steele family" by Louise Pettus attached above.

Scope and Content Note

The Hayes-Steele Genealogical Collection consists of genealogical records and research pertaining to the Hayes and Steele family authored by former Rock Hill and Lancaster, SC resident Claude R. Smith (ca1924-2015). There is also information related to following allied families: Anderson; Baker; Barron; Barry; Bigger; Boyd; Brandon; Brewer; Carothers; Drennan; Eakle; Edwards; Fee; Gladden; Henderson; Matthews; McCleland; McCreight; McFadden; Miller; Shillinglaw; Simril; Thomasson; Wherry; White; Williams;. The family records consists of genealogy lists and charts, maps, photographs, property and house plans, death announcements, newspapers articles, marriage licenses, and family anecdotes.

Additional Notes

This collection is organized into two sections: Genealogical Binders and Genealogical Notes. The Genealogical Binders were created by the author of this collection Claude R. Smith as the final product of his research into the Hayes-Steele Family. The Genealogical Notes are mostly copies of the material in the Genealogical Binders. There is also an Appendix at the end of this inventory with a Family Name index.


Hayes-Steele Genealogical Collection was donated by Claude R. Smith’s son Steve Smith to the Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections at Winthrop University.


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

Hayes-Steele Family History - Accession 1515