I am trying to find any ancestors of Ebin B. (Chuck) Whelchel/Welchel b.1922 d.1981. One of his sons said Ebin was from "Gatheny" South Carolina but Gaffney is the closest name I've found that sounds similar. A family legend says Ebin left his home town to avoid arrest at a fairly early age. Any information would be greatly appreciated. (I've never researched in South Carolina before.) Thank you.