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The Fairfield County Museum preserves the history of the county through the collection of significant artifacts and interpretation of the personal stories of its citizens.This digital collection includes bound volumes and family bible records concerning history of Fairfield County.


The Winns of Fairfield County: The Winn Brothers migrated from Fauquier County, Virginia to Fairfield County in the years just preceding the Revolutionary War. In 1785 the brothers petitioned for a charter and laid out the town on the site of the early village. Early merchants and surveyors, the town of Winnsborough (now Winnsboro) was named in honor of this founding family.


Captain William Boykin Lyles Estate Record Ledger: The Fairfield County Lyles properties encompassed several plantations in the farming community called Lyles Ford at Beaver Creek on the Broad River (It is now known as Blair). This ledger is remarkable for its list of the 70 slaves belonging to Boykin Lyles's estate showing their ages and values as well as Lyles family debts and debtors, artisans contracted, and businesses dealt with during this period.


Family Bible Records: The Family Bible Records of Faifield County detail births, deaths and other significant events as recorded by family members. Additional Bible records will join these as the collection grows.

 
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