I was curious if anyone knows anything about Toxaway Station, a military outpost of some sort that was located in Pendleton District in the 1790s.
I am not related to any of the folks listed below, but like a lot of other folks, I had relatives who lived near the Toxaway River, and was just curious about the area's history.
The only references I have seen to Toxaway Station are the following entries from the published South Carolina law books:
Acts and resolutions of the General Assembly, of the state of South-Carolina. Passed in Nov. and Dec. 1795
[The entries from this volume are in pounds, shillings, pence; the entries from the last two books are in dollars and cents.]
no. 78. James Blair, for acting as a spy, from November 9, 1793, to May 5, 1794, under Captain Wellborn, at the Toxaway Station 41 1 4
101. Kinney Finley, for acting as a spy, at the Toxaway Station, from May 23, to Oct. 31, 1794, inclusive, under the command of Captain J. Blair 37 16 0
129. Lieutenant Jacob Womackís pay-bill, for self, one sergeant, one fifer, and thirteen privates, infantry, for duty done at Toxaway station, from Nov.1, 1793, to April 15, 1794 128 17 6
125. John Barton, for forage for a spyís horse, from December 1, 1793, to May 2, 1794, inclusive, under Captain J. Wellborn, 5 2 6
Ditto, for rations and forage, for one ditto, from November 11, 1793, to May 22, 1794, under Captain J. Wellborn, Toxaway Station 8 16 3
52. Sergeant J. Bondís do. for duty done by himself and others, at the Toxaway station, to October 10, 1795, horse, 68 2 6
Deduct overcharge on 376 days, from the privates, at 4d. 6 5 4
61 17 2
56. Jacob Womack, for serving as a spy at the Toxaway Station, up to Jan.6, 1795, sixty-seven days, at 4/8 15 12 8
59. Kenneth Finley, for serving as a spy at the Toxaway station, to Jan.6, 1795, sixty-seven days, 15 12 8
62. Charles England, for serving as a spy at the Toxaway station, to Oct.5, 1795, 168 days 39 4 0
Acts and resolutions of the General Assembly, of the state of South-Carolina. Passed in December, 1796.
No.35. Charles Englandís do. for serving as a spy at Toxaway station, from the 6th October , 1795 to 26th March, 1796, 173 days. 103 [dollars] 0 [cents]
Acts and resolutions of the General Assembly, of the state of South-Carolina. Passed in December, 1797.
85. Jeffe Bondís do., for himself and four privates, footmen, for duty done at the Toxaway station, from October 11, 1795, to December 31, following 92 64
The remarks made upon accounts, Nos. 79 and 80, fully apply to this account
[Those remarks were: The above account, as well as account No. 79, are of an old date; as your committee cannot ascertain whether they are not included in some of the pay bills, that have already been passed, and transmitted to Congress, they recommend that said accounts be postponed until the fact is farther proved.]
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