Twig Tree And Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn

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  • ID: I122051
  • Name: William Lawrence Mauldin
  • Given Name: William Lawrence
  • Surname: Mauldin
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 28 MAY 2009
  • Note:
    Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas of the Nineteenth Century

    Hon. William L. Mauldin, ex-lieutenant governor of South Carolina, and an honored and distinguished citizen of that state, was born at Greenville, where he still resides, on the 13th of June, 1845. He was the son of Samuel and Caroline A. (McHardy) Mauldin, the father having been born in Pickens County, S. C., June 10, 1810, the son of Joab and Jane (Liddell) Mauldin, the father being a native of Anderson county,and the mother of Abbeville county, B.C. William L. Mauldin's mother was born near St. Augustine, Fla., June 5, 1820, being a daughter of Robert and Caroline (Williams) McHardy, the former of whom was a native of Scotland, and the latter of Florida. William L. Mauldin's mother was a sister of Admiral John F. B. McHardy of the English navy. Both of his paternal grandsires served in the colonial army throughout the revolutionary war. His father and mother were married in 1835, at Newberry, S. C., and had a family of eight children, of whom he was the fourth. Three of the family were sons, two of whom and two daughters still survive. The father, who was engaged in the mercantile business in Greenville, died in that city in 1856. He located there as far back as 1830, and for many years was the leading merchant in the place. He was successful in his business, and accumulated a handsome property. He was quiet and unostentatious in his manner, and had no disposition to mingle in public affairs, but he was an attentive and discriminating observer of whatever was transpiring around him, and his judgment was sound and correct. His widow still survives at seventy years of age, the object of much veneration. The immediate subject of this sketch has all his life thus far been a resident of Greenville. His education was acquired chiefly at Col. Stephen Lee's academy, at Asheville, N. C., and at Furman university in Greenville. When he was sixteen years of age, in November, 1861, he left school for the purpose of entering the service of his country, enlisting as a sergeant in Company A, of the Sixteenth regiment of the South Carolina infantry. On the 19th of November, of the above named year, he left Greenville with his regiment for Charleston. He served in that regiment for twelve months, after which he returned home, but in July, 1863, he entered the Second cavalry of South Carolina, with which he served until the close of the war. He was engaged in all the battles in which his regiment participated, and discharged his duties in a brave and soldierly manner as became a loyal citizen of his native state. At the close of the war he returned to Greenville, and for three years thereafter was engaged in the capacity of a drug clerk. He then embarked in the drug business for himself, with Dr. S. S. Marshall as a partner in the business. Since retiring from that business his attention has been devoted to the management of farming interests and to the political affairs of the day, and to the building of the Greenville & Laurens railroad, of which he was President until it was consolidated. He is the owner of two good farms, one of which is situated in Greenville county, and the other in Laurens county. In 1874 he was chosen member of the board of aldermen of the city of Greenville, and was reelected to that body in 1875. In 1877 he was elected mayor of the city, serving in that capacity for one term. From 1878 until 1886 he was chairman of the democratic county central committee. He was elected to the lower branch of the state legislature in 1882, and in 1884 he became a member of the state senate. This office he resigned to accept that of lieutenant-governor, to which he was elected in 1886. He was re-elected in 1888, his term closing in December. 1890. His politics are democratic, thoroughly endorsing the Jeffersonian principles as interpreted and practiced by that party. In other words he is a democrat of the olden type. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity,having attained to the degree of Knight Templar. He is past master, as well as, past district grand master. He is also a member of the Knights of Pythias, and id past chancellor commander in that order. Mr. Mauldin is a man of superior judgment, and possess the courage of His convictions to an eminent degree. His demeanor is that of a quiet, yet dignified person, and he is withal a bland and genial gentleman whose acquaintance is a pleasurable and desirable acquisition. On the 21st of June, 1870 he was married to Miss. Eliza T. Kern, a native of Laurens County S.C., and daughter of John F. and Eliza (Earle) Kern. The fruit of this marriage was six children, as follows: Caroline L., Eliza M., Oscar K., William L., John McH., and Mary C., all of whom are living, except Eliza M., who died in childhood.
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  • Birth: 13 JUN 1845 in Greenville County, South Carolina USA
  • Death: 1912 in Greenville County, South Carolina USA
  • Burial: Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, South Carolina USA

    Father: Samuel Easley Mauldin b: 10 JUN 1810 in Pendleton District, South Carolina USA
    Mother: Caroline Ann McHardy b: 5 JUN 1820 in Saint Augustine, Fl

    Marriage 1 Eliza Thompson Kern b: in Laurens County, South Carolina USA
    • Married: 21 JUN 1870
    1. Has No Children Caroline Louise Mauldin b: 31 MAY 1871 in Greenville, South Carolina USA
    2. Has No Children Eliza Mary Mauldin b: 16 JUN 1873 in Greenville County, South Carolina USA
    3. Has No Children Oscar Kern Mauldin b: 10 MAY 1875 in Greenville County, South Carolina USA
    4. Has No Children John McHardy Mauldin b: 16 DEC 1878 in Greenville, South Carolina USA
    5. Has No Children Mary Chambliss Mauldin b: 4 MAR 1881 in Greenville, South Carolina USA

    1. Abbrev: Family Archives of Hooper / Crosby / Bianchi and Related Families
      Title: Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
      Bianchi's Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
      by Linda & Mike Bianchi, email:
      The project started in earnest during the 1960's and has continued sporadically from then on with help by various family members and a lot of friends. Oral and documented family information was complied by Linda Bianchi nee Hooper and Barbara Hooper nee Crosby, later augmented with additions by Lee and Cathy nee Hooper Galloway. A special Thank You to Michele Yvonne Hayward Tate and her family and to Amy Holtgrewe Haertling and her family, for their generous help. The project continues to be updated and expanded by Linda and Mike Bianchi.
      Not all of the source data is listed simply because the data is a compilation from many different sources, most which were family oral history records. Some data will have individuals or groups listed as the source of information. While these persons should be credited and are thanked for making significant contributions to this work, they should by no means be construed as being the only source for that particular data or as the only person to have worked on that line.
    2. Abbrev: Family Archives of Mauldin Family
      Title: Family Archives of Mauldin Family
      Dees Tree on
      Compiled by Veronica Dees
      June 2006
      Her sources included:
      - Adams, Doris Talley;
      - Arnold, W. Donald; 50 Walraven Circle, Dallas, GA 30132; (3/1998)
      - Barton, Mrs. Elizabeth; Brevard, North Carolina (1991)
      - Cynthia "Jane" De Bruin TransGenList, Jane is descended from Simpson Reece GALLOWAY and Sarah A. CORN
      - Don Fortner
      - Galloway, James M. & Lizzie Belle Cook's Family Bible Record
      - Jerry Owen MountainKin
      - John Cyrus Chapman, Jr. MountainKin
      - Karen Powell (MountainKin egroup)
      - Linda Anders Owen MountainKin egroup
      - Linda Hoxit Raxter GALLOWAY CEMETARIES
      - Mabry, Richard & Joyce; 4514 Cannon Rd., Loganville, GA 30249 (770-979-5679)
      - Mark Patterson MountainKin
      - Mason, Michelle; (Jan 1998)
      - Nicholson, Jeanne; nnicholson@InfoAve.Net (Feb 1998)
      - Philip Sheppard
      - Raxter, Linda Hoxit; lraxter@CITCOM.NET (1998)
      - Ronnie Bagwell
      - Sherry Osburn
      - Spicer, Elisabeth Saffels, 107 Fenley Ave., Apt I-3, Louisville, KY 40207; 502-899-7681;
      - Linda Owen Anders MountainKin egroup 60 Deep Woods Rd., Horse Shoe, NC 28742 (828) 891-5000
      - Jerry A. Taylor MountainKin P.O. Box 101
      Young Harris, GA 30582-0101
      - Cynthia Raxter MountainKin Bynum, Chatham Co, NC
      - Dickerson, Bobby
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