Trapier reminiscences, 1865-1870 (typescript copies)
Typescript copies of "Notices of Ancestors & Relatives, Paternal & Maternal & of Incidents in my Life" (1865-1870) by Paul Trapier and "An Account of the Experiences of the Family of the Rev. and Mrs. Paul Trapier during and after the War Between the States" by S.D. (Mrs. Paul) Trapier transcribed during a W.P.A. project. Paul Trapier's "Account" contains genealogical information concerning the Trapier, Shubrick, Motte, Horry, and Huger families; observations about relatives; his feelings about slavery; autobiographical material; references to Belvedere and Serenity Plantations and St. Michael's Church (Charleston, S.C.); his religious beliefs, ministry, and professorship at the church's theological seminary; his views about nullification, secession, and the Civil War; the financial distress brought about by the war; and his sadness at being sent to a parish in Maryland. T.D. Trapier's "Account" describes the situation for Trapier, her husband, and her ten children. Trapier describes ministering to sick and injured soldiers, the difficulty of finding food, the sickness and death of her children, concealing the family's valuables, the family's encounter with Union troops, and the capture of her son by Union forces.
- Trapier, Paul, 1806-1872 (Person)
- Trapier, Sarah Dehon, 1815-1889 (Person)
- United States. Works Progress Administration (Organization)
- Lyons, Agnes P. (Transcriber, Person)
- Thompson, Elise (Transcriber, Person)
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South Carolina Episcopal priest and plantation owner (Serenity Plantation) of Huguenot descent. Paul Trapier, educated at Harvard and the General Theological Seminary in New York, married Sarah Dehon in 1833. Trapier served at St. Andrew's Parish (1830-1835), St. Stephen's Chapel (1835-1840), and St. Michael's in Charleston (1840-1846). He organized the Calvary Church in Charleston for "colored communicants" and served there until 1857. He then served as a professor of the short-lived Diocesan Theological Seminary in Camden (S.C.). During the Civil War Trapier was a member of the Councils of the Confederate Church. He served as rector for the church at Union (S.C., 1868-1870). He then served briefly in the Diocese of Maryland before returning to South Carolina.
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Copied from the originals in the possession of the Trapier family during a 1935-1936 W.P.A. project sponsored by the College of Charleston.
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Original in South Carolina Historical Society.
- Inventory of the Trapier Reminiscences, 1865-1870 (Typescript Copies), 1935-1936
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