This collection of photographs was donated by Paulina and Henrietta Creed. The family surnames represented are Creed, Wood, Kerr, Owens, Rock, Perkins and Sawyer. The surnames Morgan, Roddey, Rutland and Wardlaw also appear among the subjects of the photographs.

The first Creed came to Charleston from England shortly after the Revolution and settled in the Lexington District. The first Creed in Rock Hill was Basil Whitfield Creed, also known as Jack. He was born on the Sawyer Plantation at Jones’s Crossroads in Aiken County in 1862 while his father Basil Overstreet Creed served in the Confederate Army. Mr. Creed came to Rock Hill in October 1888 to work for Frew Brothers furniture store and mortuary. He married Miss Florence Wood, assistant postmistress on October 15, 1890. The Creeds had five children. Mr. Creed was known for the barbecue and cooked for local gatherings. For more than 25 years, Mr. Creed had the New Home Sewing Machine agency. His horse and buggy were well known along York County roads. He died in March 1925 and is buried along with his wife in Laurelwood Cemetery.

Mr. Creed came to Rock Hill in October 1888 to work for Frew Brothers furniture store and mortuary. He married Miss Florence Wood, assistant postmistress on October 15, 1890. The Creeds had five children. Mr. Creed was known for the barbecue and cooked for local gatherings. For more than 25 years, Mr. Creed had the New Home Sewing Machine agency. His horse and buggy were well known along York County roads. He died in March 1925 and is buried along with his wife in Laurelwood Cemetery.

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