(1816-1875) Born in Laurens County, SC, Ann Pamela Cunningham was the founder of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association that purchased and preserved Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.
(1738-1805) Rebecca Motte was a widower and landowner along the Congaree River who graciously allowed Francis Marion and other Patriot soldiers to set fire to her plantation home when the British took command of t
(1818-1877) Born in Wedgefield, SC, Angelica Singleton Van Buren married Abraham Van Buren while his father, Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States.
(ca. 1767-1822) Denmark Vesey was a freed slave living in Charleston, SC who planned a large slave rebellion. The rebellion plot failed and Vesey and other plot leaders were arrested and executed.