(16) EDWARD LYNAH
born 24 October 1821 died 7 January 1872
The eldest son of James(4)
married first on 28 Feb. Eliza Glover who was born 21 July 1822 in
Walterboro, S. C. She died 24 July, 1861, and was buried, as was
Edward, in the Grahamville. S. C. cemetary. Their issue were numerous.
I. (28) James born 3 April 1845
II. (29) Edward born 29 October 1846
III. (30) John Heyward born 10 May 1848
IV. (31) Arthur born 25 October 1849
V. (32) Eliza Glover born 30 June 1851 died Jan. 1872 N.I.
VI. (33) Emma Parker born 5 July 1852 died 20 Aug. 1937 N.I.
VII. (34) Joseph Chapman born 6 July 1853 died 28 Nov. 1886 NI
VIII. (35) Marie Glover born 8 Dec. 1854 married John Jerkins
IX. (36) Henrietta Parker born 17 June 1856 died 7 Jan. 1861 N.I.
X. (37) Jane Louise born 28 March 1859 died 13 Feb. 1927 N.I.
XI. (38) Susan Norris born 6 Sept. 1860 died 27 Apr. 1947 N. I.
would think that having produced the above crop Edward(16) would have
been content. However following the death of his first wife he married
second Jeanne McDonald and had issue.
I. (39) Kathrine (Kate) who married Charles A. L. Cunningham and had issue
II. (40) Anne married 1897 Dr. William Trenholm Hopkins and had issue
III. (41) Drayton, died young.
received his education at the Institute of Flushing (later the College
of St. Paul) in Flushing, New York, entering in 1836. He was to
continue the line of planters in the family. He moved to Grahamville,
S. C. (near Ridgeland) where he planted rice on his plantation called
Verenzobre, located on the "Back River" of the Savannah River. The
plantation contained roughly 2000 acres and prior to the Civil War he
employed 134 slaves. His summer home in Grahamville was burned by
Sherman's troops as his army swung north after the capture of Savannah.
Following the War the plantation life became one of poverty and want.
In a letter left to be read to his sons after his death he put it to
them this way, "The event of the late War not only cut you off from
obtaining anything more than the rudiments of an education, but the
destruction of my property has robbed you of the means of purchasing
further instructions; upon your own individual exertions therefore does
it depend, whether you will remedy your deficts in this matter, and
attain such an amount of education as beseems you both. You can do this
if you will--building up little upon little on what you already have.
Be not ashamed of your poverty. You may by your own act make it
degrading, but it can never degrade you."