This blog is a tribute to this grand home and all those who who have ties to Laurelwood. As the grandaughter of Jasper Hampton Campbell who purchased Laurelwood in 1908, I have many wonderful memories as a young child visiting Laurelwood. We fondly called it "The Big House". There were Easter egg hunts on the front lawn, Christmas celebrations, Sunday dinners, and a lot of time rocking in the rocking chairs on the front porch as my aunts shared stories about life on the Laurelwood plantation. They talked to us about their experiences and shared stories that their parents told them of life and happenings in the lower richland area. Many of these stories have been forgotten. I hope to bring these great stories back to life and preserve them just as Laurelwood is being brought back to life and preserved. There are hidden treasures to be revealed. A legacy to be handed down and passed on.
Let me help you look past the physical imperfections that you notice on first glance to see the hidden beauty that's just waiting to be revealed once again. The stories and information shared here will link the past to the present. There is much to be learned and many memories to share so that all can see the true beauty of ....Laurelwood.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Learning about your family history and ancestors is an incredible experience. I had heard stories and tales through the years but I had never written anything down. I knew that my aunts had done some extensive research but after they each died and then the Big House was sold and my father died, I thought that all the information was lost. I am grateful for contacts who have been providing much information on the Campbell family history. I knew that the Campbell family had owned a lot of land at one time and it is interesting to know that the Campbell family owned some of the land that is now Fort Jackson. I recently found out that there is a reunion of the Fort Jackson Landowners that takes place annually I believe. I am sorry to say that I was unable to attend this event that took place this past weekend. I am sure that some great information about family and history was exchanged. If you are reading this blog and attended that event please share some comments. I would love to hear about it!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Myra,
    All of this info is so cool. My sister did all of this in the 80's before computers. She really got far! I wonder what she could do now..
    Kelly

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