Laurens Co., SC – BOOKS

I found the following information in the Laurens Co., SC mailing list archives. It gives good book suggestions for finding information on the county.
The Scrapbook, A Compilation of Historical Facts About Laurens County, South Carolina.” It was published by the Laurens County HistoricalSociety and the Laurens County Arts Council in 1982. It is a fairly large,hardback book with history, maps and families. Very interesting. I don’tremember what I paid for it; I believe in around $25.00. It might possiblystill can be purchased from the Historical Society. This can be found at Duke Library in Durham, NC.
A very useful book on Laurens County history and places ┬áis ” Laurens County Sketchbook” by Julian S. Bolick and Edna Riddle Foy, written about 1973.
“Stoddard-Sudduth Papers” by Mary Sudduth Stoddard (privately printed, date unknown, prob. about 1960). This book has a lot of ancient gossip in it that’s simply not available anywhere else. The entire set of papers have been digitized and made available by Ancestry.com ($$$).
Another very useful book is “Abstracts of Early Records of LaurensCounty, SC, 1785-1820,” compiled by Sara M Nash, privately printed about 1982. Miss Nash, a lifelong genealogical expert, painstakingly copied all these abstracts on her battered old manual typewriter and had this 600-page book bound from photocopies of her typed sheets. Her niece is in the process of re-typing the records. Miss Nash used to charge $22.50 for her copies but I don’t know what they are now. Mrs. Nash’s niece can be contacted at the following address:
Polly Parsons Hellams
108 Nash Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644-2121
(864) 862-2793
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