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Richard Grant/Weatherly, Marlboro Co.,SC, 135th U.S. Colored Infantry 1865
Posted by: Phyllis Wedgeworth (ID *****9461) Date: May 12, 2003 at 16:34:20
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In "The Carolina Herald", Vol.31, 2003, pages 14-24, there is an article about Richard Grant (formerly known as Richard Weatherly) who was enlisted in the 135th U.S. Colored Infantry from March 1865 to October 1865 from Marlboro Co.,SC.

The article consists of Richard Grant's Union Pension Application Deposition papers. In them, Richard states that he was born 1843/1845 in Beaufort, SC and was bought in Charleston, SC as a slave by T.C. Weatherly of Bennettsville, Marlboro Co.,SC where he worked on the Weatherly plantation. He was known then as Richard Weatherly. But after General Sherman came through South Carolina in the spring of 1865, Richard left the plantation and enlisted in the Union Army. His deposition papers detail his military service, his return to the Bennettsville area after 1865 when he chaged his name to Richard Grant, his birth and ancestry, his marriage to Polly Evans, his children and his death in 1931 in Bennettsville.

If anyone wants a copy, please contact me.

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