Life at Foxbank

"Days of Slavery," a recollection by W. G. Guyton, tells some of the stories of Foxbank, and when the Union came to forage.  Names were changes, but where it says "Mr. King," you are to read "Lynes" and where it says "Foxbrook" it would really be "Foxbank."

As part of the preparation of the imminent arrival of the Union forces, the girls were sent to Georgetown, where one of the daughters, Elizabeth Harriet, lived with her husband, Nathan H. Guyton.

Bethlehem Baptist Church
A major part of daily life was church, and the site of the church attended by many of the people who lived at Foxbank (and where many are buried today) is currently in ruin.
A group has formed and seeking funds to create a public park telling that historical site's own amazing story.  The Facebook group can be found here and the website (very much under construction at this time) can be found here at the
Recent discoveries:
8.10.2011 Jay Fincher (through Richard Lynes, youngest son of George) went looking for the slave cemetery.  Did not locate it this time, but found a ruin and debris down past the lower end of the lake, and found some old Clorox bottles and a chamber pot. 
Jay notes, "This is a Chamber Pot found on Foxbank Plantation during our last woods search.  Everything I can pull up on it and its design suggests it is from the mid 1800's - 1900's."
Jay also notes, "Old Clorox bottles: found out the company made these styles from 1892-1924. Also found on Foxbank Plantation in the same area as the Chamber Pot. We also noticed some cinder block in the same area. Unfortunatley, it has already been cleared a little and also some people have used some items for target practice. Hopefully, I can get back out there soon to find some more."

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Jack Lynes,
Jul 1, 2014, 8:06 AM
Jack Lynes,
Jul 1, 2014, 8:42 AM