The bright green festive trimmings at this house caught my eye.....
so I went in for a closer look.
Definitely some Irish spirit going on here!
and have you ever seen Irish manatees?
|Check out the door lock! Can you imagine the key?|
|a beautiful Irish green coat!|
|Countess and daughter Louise by Jacque-Louis David|
|Isn't this red velvet gown pretty?|
|The main door into their home is the same emerald green|
|Mary probably gave birth to her seven babies in those rooms upstairs|
|Big old trees with lazy curtains of Spanish Moss|
|many of the Magwoods are buried here|
|Beautiful and Detailed Carving around the Door|
|Were Susan's babies born in those upstairs rooms?|
|(above, another gate in the neighborhood)|
Around the time of Susan and Andrew's wedding, the Underground Railroad was getting started to help slaves to escape to free states and Canada. They had put together an informal network of safe places to stay and be hidden and secret routes, and abolitionists helped them. This went on for many years-- right up until the War Between the States.
It would've been very hard for Susan to say good-bye to her son Edward as he packed up and prepared to leave for the War. He did return safely and continued his military career! He served in the South Carolina Reserves and S.C. Calvary Company H.
When he left for the Civil war, he might have looked like this:
(Below)--what families looked like during this time. Little girls wore hoops too, but they were shorter. They were called "bell hoops".
Susan's daughter Isabella Finley grew up and married a man named William Carson Finley. They had four children. These are Susan and Andrew's grandchildren and some of Simon Magwood's great grandchildren.