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Kinfolks Vols. 1-4 - Accession 715 no. 64

Kinfolks Vols. 1-4 - Accession 715 no. 64


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Accession 715 no. 64

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

Collection Size

4 bound volumes; 3270 pages



Historical Note

William Curry Harllee (1877-1944) was a United States Marine Corps officer from South Carolina. Born in Manatee, Florida, Harllee moved to South Carolina to live with relatives after the death of his parents. He served in the infantry during the Philippine Insurrection and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the US Marine Corps in 1900. He became a career officer advancing to the rank of colonel at his retirement in 1935 and in 1942 to the rank of brigadier general. He researched and wrote much of the Kinfolks work while stationed in New Orleans from 1930 to 1935. He lived in Dillon, S.C. after his retirement and ran for the U.S. Senate against James F. Byrnes in the primary in 1936 but was defeated. He became ill and moved back to Washington until his death in 1944.

Scope and Content Note

Kinfolks: A Genealogical and Biographical Record by William Curry Harllee chronicles the family history of the Harllee, Fulmore, Curry, Kemp, Bethea, Robertson, Dickey, and other families. In addition to genealogical information, the 4 volumes include photographs of family members and family documents, historical and biographical sketches, bibliographical information, and an index (vol. 4). Please see the attached tables of contents.

Additional Notes

Full title: Kinfolks: A Genealogical and Biographical Record of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stuart) Harllee, Andrew and Agnes (Cade) Fulmore, Benjamin and Mary Curry, Samuel and Amelia (Russell) Kemp, John and Hannah (Walker) Bethea, Sterling Clack and Frances (King) Robertson, Samuel and Sophia Ann (Parker) Dickey, Their Antecedents, Descendants, and Collateral Relatives With Chapter Concerning State and County Records and the Derivation of Counties of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.


Gift of the author.

Vols. 1 and 2 inscribed "Presented to Winthrop College Library by the author in token of his affection for his beloved kinswoman, Mrs. Elizabeth (Cade) McRoy, a collaborator in preparing Kinsfolks, in recognition of her donation to Winthrop College. William C. Harllee, Dillon, S.C. 16 December 1935"


Genealogy, William Curry Harllee


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

Kinfolks Vols. 1-4 - Accession 715 no. 64

LC Subject Headings

Harllee, William Curry, 1877-1944--Family; Harley family; Curry family; Kemp family; Bethea family, Robertson family; Dickey family; Fulmore family