In my research I learned that ther were about 2,000 PEAY slaves living on about 19,000 acres of land divided into six plantations near Wateree River. One hundred fifty(150) of these slaves were assigned to Melrose Mansion on Flint Hill. After Sherman's Troops burned down the Mansions and freed the slaves they were scattered to different areas of South Carolina. I do believe there is a connection to all the Peays. If you check back and research the 1700's and the 1800's you'll be surprised what you can find out. If you find out any info, i'd appreciate your sharing with me.