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Charles Pinckney – A Forgotten Founding Father

Charles Pinckney, an often forgotten Founding Father, is buried at St. Philips Graveyard. Charles Pinckney was a cousin of Thomas Pinckney and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, two intricate "Founding Fathers." Charles began his career by practicing law in Charleston at the age of 21.  Around that same time he enlisted in the War for Independence and

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Posted on March 24, 2014
John C Calhoun Portrait

John C. Calhoun – An American Political Theorist

John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850) was born in present day Abbeville County South Carolina and served many positions within the United States government.  Calhoun earned a degree from Yale College in 1804. Several years later in 1810, he was elected as a member of the United States Congress where he served until 1817. Calhoun was known

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Posted on March 12, 2014