John S. Renwick

Annals of Newberry, Part Two by John A. Chapman, page 605


This very excellent man, a native of Newberry County, aud who spent his long life as one of its citizens, was of Scotch descent, and a not very remote descendant of James Renwick, the last Scotch maltyr. He became a member of King's Creek Church in early manbood and remained in connection with it until the day of his death. The circumstances of his early life prevented him from acquiring a first-rate education,
but he knew its worth and be gave his sons and daughters the best that could be obtained. He was the first to suggest to Dr. Bonner, then in charge of the Female Academy at Due
West, the propriety of converting that institution into a Female College. He had no political aspirations, but was content to do his duty as a private citizen, a farmer and member of the Church, in which he was a Ruling Elder for nearly the whole of his life. This good man died March 19th, 1889, in the 76th year of his age.