The Edwards family on Buck Swamp, is another family of some note. Tradition informs us that
Richard Edwards came to South Carolina from Virginia soon after the Revolutionary War; that
he was originally from England or rather his ancestors; that during the Revolution he was shot
in the head and his skull was fractured, that the fracture was trepanned with gold, and from
that fact was generally called "Gold-headed Richard or Dick Edwards". We are not informed who
his wife was; he raised a family of sons and perhaps daughters, the daughters are unknown; his
sons were Richard, David, Samuel and Henry.
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.
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