Announcing a Family Reunion!
The Foxbank Families Reunion
Where: at the Whaley Cabin at Foxbank Plantation, end of Saluda Drive, Foxbank Plantation, off Hwy 52, Moncks Corner, SC
When: June 8 & 9, 2013
Saturday the 8th: will be a gathering on the lawn and in the old Whaley cabin at the site of the old "Home Place" at Foxbank; potluck and welcome starting at noon, with displays, a few speakers relating to family history research and where we stand, and copies of pictures, stories, and other mementos available. (Send copies of your pictures and documents ahead of time, or bring them along.) Scanners will be set up for the purpose of recording, computers will be set up for adding further facts to family history, and a large wall chart family tree will be displayed for you to find your place.
New: John Lynes will be married to his sweetheart Brenda Britt at 2:00 on the steps. He will be the LAST Lynes married at Foxbank, BY a Lynes. We invite all to participate.
Sunday the 9th: important family sites will be open for open house visits, including
People will be on site at each place with handouts and be ready to tell the story of each place and answer questions.
Please let everyone in your family know about this. We will probably never get to meet at Foxbank again, as this area will soon be developed with roads and houses going right through what is now the lawn overlooking the lake. This will be a memorable event.
We had hoped to get a group rate but our guaranteed numbers weren't high enough. We still aren't sure how many we will need. If you need a room, these are some good options.
1. Quality Inn Goose Creek 1-843-572-9500.
2. Economy Inn Goose Creek 1-843-797-8200.
3. Holiday Inn Moncks Corner 1-843-761-5900.
4. Berkeley Motor Inn Moncks Cornor 1-843-761-8400.
The Foxbank Project is a non-profit family organization dedicated to discovering, preserving, and telling the story of Foxbank Plantation and the world of that time and place. We invite you to participate!
Sons of George Lynes Welcome You!
To tell this story, we are searching for records, documents, letters, pictures, and other ephemera that will be scanned and assembled here. Originals may be kept by current owners if that is a deal breaking factor; we only ask for the opportunity to scan and record them. We DO encourage anyone holding important historic documents to place them in the safe keeping of the public trust. We recommend the SC Historical Society (in the old fireproof building) or The Charleston Museum for this purpose. The Charleston Museum Archive department already holds many original records of the Lynes family and Foxbank Plantation.
Although we certainly welcome original documents and are searching for them, please rest assured that we do not intend to keep them at home. They would be subject to fire, theft, damage by insects and other ravages of the environment (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or other disasters), not to mention the eventual yard-sale or Ebay sale by uninterested heirs. For this reason, all documents of which we are fortunate to come into direct possession will eventually find their home in the Charleston Museum Archives. There they will be recorded, indexed, known of, and available to be held and admired by descendants, and researched by scholars. High Resolution Facsimiles of originals are available to interested parties.
Warren Sims at Foxbank Plantation
Our goal is to locate as much as we can to completely tell the story of this fascinating time and place, and tell the story of the Lynes family and associated families, including names such as Joyner, Reidheimer, Morgandollar, Friday (Freitag), Sims, Maule, Whitfield, Guyton, Haines, Glenn, Johnson, Dennis, Daingerfield, Donnaly, and many more.
This site will be updated and enlarged as time goes on and more documents are located.
Thank you for visiting! Please contact us if you have any knowledge about the Lynes family, Foxbank Plantation, have any objects known to have come from there, or Bethlehem Baptist Church, St. James Chapel of Ease, Groomsville Baptist Church, or have any letters, or other documents that will help tell the story of our large and extended family.
We are especially searching for information regarding Samuel Lynes (born 1720 in SC) as he is the earliest Lynes we can document.
If you came here by way of the article in the Charleston Post and Courier and wish to view the document scans, click HERE to see them.