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21 September 2013

Saturday Stories: Dallas Winfield Greer

This is one of my most favorite of the photographs of our ancestors. This adorable little baby is Dallas Winfield Greer, David's great-great-grandfather.

Dallas was the son of James Manning Greer, the founder of the town of Greer, South Carolina, and his wife, the former Molly Lueza Tarver. He was born 23 March 1848 and died 28 December 1942. He had a nice, long life occupying his "dash"!

In addition to being a farmer, Grandpa Greer was a soldier for the Confederacy during that late war of Northern aggression. He served in Company K, 1st SC Militia under Captain Preston Thompson. He was approved for a Confederate State Soldiers Pension under the Act of 1919. He was one of the last dozen remaining Confederate veterans in Anderson, South Carolina in the late 1930s and was honored at a dinner held by the Dixie Chapter of the UDC.

In 1876, he married Miss "Millie" Rainey. They went on to have nine children, one being David's great-grandmother Minnie Lee Greer (Fowler). According to our records, she was his oldest child.

At the time of his death in 1942, he was one of only two remaining Confederate veterans in Anderson County. At that time, he lived at #5 Jaynes Street, Anderson, South Carolina. Four daughters, two sons, two sisters, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren survived him. He is buried at New Prospect Baptist Church cemetery in Anderson, South Carolina. The cause of death was cerebral thrombosis, which is a type of stroke.

I love his name. To me, it sounds so sophisticated and important, for lack of a better word. I absolutely love this photo of him!

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    1. Thanks, Denise. It is my hope to someday put these family stories into a book for our children.

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