in his obituary (see message # 2306 this forum) it is mentioned that he lived at Thickety, SC in Spartanburg County. Thickety is found in the 1895 US Atlas (free site on the internet) but no population is given. It was a town on the railroad line just a little northeast of Spartanburg ,SC. Also mentioned in the obituary is Limestone Springs, SC Limestone Springs is not listed in the 1895 US Atlas. Probably was a town built around a large hotel and springs.