Short Bio's
Annals of Newberry, Part Two by John A. Chapman, page 579 [unless otherwise noted]
Married Hester HHncock. They were beloved and respectec by all who knew t hem. With four childrern they removed to Georgia many year's ago.

Uncle to General Martin Witherspoon Gary, of Edgefield, married Eliza Young, sister of John L. Young, of Union. They resided in NewheJrry at the "Rich Hill" place, on Indian Creek.

Steven Blackburn lived there (R"Rich Hill"). He was a brother of Mrs. Robert Glenn Gilliam married and Elizabeth Gary, sister to Martin and Hillary Gary. They had one daughter born to them, Mary Caroline, aod she is now Mrs. Dr. F. F. Gary, of Abbeville. Stephen Blackburn died at Rich Hill. His widow afterwards married Dr. Rook.

Married Lucy Parke Dugan, sister of Col. Robert Dugan. They were highly esteemed and respected by those who knew them. They had two children, William and Mary. The latter survived her parents. She is now Mrs. Mary Caroline Dobbins, beloved and respected by all her friends. She has only son, Ligon.

Married Elizabeth Dillard. They resided in Newberry District and had an interesting family of children: Eunice, now Mrs. Meadows; Lavinia, who married the Rev. J. Emory Watson, who was for twenty, six years a member of the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Curtis Richey and Elam Richey have removed to Florida.

Married Mary Grove. They had an interesting family of children: Permelia, James Franklin and Martha. Permelia Married Mr. McCullough; Martha married Mr. Swittenberg and moved to Mississippi.

Eminent Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. First Negro chaplain in the United States ' Army. Born February 1, 1833, near Newberry , South Carolina . Appointed chaplain 1863. Elected Bishop in 1880. In 1872 the University of Pennsylvania honored him with the title of LL.D. [Source: Negro year book and annual encyclopedia of the Negro, Volume 2; By Monroe Nathan Work; Publ. 1913; Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by Andrea Stawski Pack.]

GOGGANS, ALEXANDER, Alexander Goggans, a soldier of the Revolution, was born in Richmond county, Va., January 14, 1758. In early life, his parents emigrated to Newberry District, South Carolina. Young Goggans was an active soldier in the Revolutionary service. He was in Col. Williams' command at the battle of King's Mountain, where he was wounded in the left shoulder. Sometime afterwards while with a scouting party he was wounded in the left leg. And again, in another skirmish, he was struck down by a severe sabre stroke on the head and left for dead upon the field. After his recovery from this third wound, he rejoined his comrades and continued an active partisan to the end of the war. After peace was made, Mr. Goggans married Mary Dashields, who died in 1800. About 1815, he married Elizabeth Kilpatrick. After many years' residence in South Carolina, Mr. Goggans emigrated to Lincoln county, Tennessee. Thence in 1819 he emigrated to Lawrence county, Alabama, where he resided until the death of his wife in 1836. He then moved to Carroll county, Georgia, where he died March 21, 1852, in the triumphs of a living Faith. He was buried the next day with military honors in the graveyard at Bethany church.-Condensed from a sketch in Jacksonville Republican, Jacksonville, Ala., June 8, 1852. [Source:  Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama, Being a List of Names, Compiled from Authentic Sources, of Soldiers of the American Revolution, who Resided in the State of Alabama by Thomas McAdory Owen 1911 - Transcribed by Annoymous]

Blease, Eugene Satterwhite, lawyer; born at Newberry, S.C., January 20, 1877; son of Henry H. and Elizabeth (Satterwhite) Blease; attended public schools, Newberry Academy, Newberry College, graduate of, 1895; taught school and studied law at the same time and admitted to the bar in 1899; now has offices at Saluda and Newberry; served in S.C. House of Representatives 1901-02, S.C. Senate, 1904-06; city attorney of Newberry for four years, elected mayor of Newberry in December, 1919; married Urbana Neel, Newberry County, S.C.  Address, Newberry, S.C.  [Source: Who's Who in South Carolina, 1921, tb Donna Gurr]