Obviously, this book will appeal to a small portion of Amazon customers- those doing genealogy work on ancestors who lived in the "Dutch Fork" area of South Carolina, near the towns of Irmo, Ballentine, etc. Since my paternal ancestors all settled and lived in this area, Rake's book has, in the few days I've had it, proven to be a treasure of information. I found information on several ancestors that I've been puzzled over for months. I live far away from SC, so this is the next best thing to being able to comb the cemeteries myself.
Here are the 4 areas he included in his survey: 1)Within the perimeters of the Fairfield Country line on the north, I-20 on the south, the Kershaw Co line on the east, the Rte 321 on the west.
2)Within the perimeters of the Fairfield Co line on the north, I-20 on the south, Rte 321 on the east, and the Broad River on the west.
3)Those cemeteries and graves within Ft Jackson
4)Within the perimeters of the Newberry Co line on the north, I-20 on the south, the Broad River on the east, and the Lexington Co line on the west.
At the beginning of each section is an index of the cemeteries. Each cemetery's location is described and the date the survey was made. Names, dates, military rank, organizations,and other information noted on the graves are included. Also, when able, there are notations for father, mother, daughter, son, etc for family groupings. Information that is illegible is denoted by a line____________. There are also notes about graves that have been moved. Surnames are listed normally, not in CAPITALS.
At the back of the book, there is an index of surnames, but individuals are not listed. For example, under "Smith" there are page numbers where that surname appears.Read more ›
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