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Quaker Politicians in South Carolina
(Religious Society of Friends)

  Joseph Brevard Kershaw (1822-1894) — of Camden, Kershaw County, S.C. Born in Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C., January 5, 1822. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1856; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Kershaw, 1860-62; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of South Carolina state senate, 1865; state court judge in South Carolina, 1877-93; postmaster at Camden, S.C., 1894. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., April 13, 1894 (age 72 years, 98 days). Interment at Quaker Cemetery, Camden, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Kershaw (1765-1829) and Harriet (DuBose) Kershaw (1791-1845); married to Lucretia Douglas (1825-1902).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Abijah O'Neall (1798-1874) — of Montgomery County, Ind. Born in Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., December 9, 1798. Miller; merchant; surveyor; farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1839-40; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1849. Quaker; later Universalist. Irish ancestry. Sheltered escaping slaves as part of the "Underground Railroad" before the Civil War. Died in 1874 (age about 75 years). Original interment at Yountsville Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.; reinterment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of Thomas H. O'Neall; father of John Kelly O'Neall (1829-?); second great-grandfather of Marabeth Thomas (who married Bruce Charles Savage); cousin *** of John F. O'Neall; first cousin of John Belton O'Neall.
  Political family: O'Neall family of Indiana.
  John F. O'Neall (c.1804-1865) — of Greene County, Ind. Born in South Carolina, about 1804. Farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1841-44; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1844, 1847. Quaker or Methodist. Irish ancestry. Died in 1865 (age about 61 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Uncle of John Henry O'Neall; cousin *** of Abijah O'Neall and Thomas H. O'Neall (1813-1889).
  Political family: O'Neall family of Indiana.
  Thomas H. O'Neall (1813-1889) — of Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., September 20, 1813. Farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1849-51. Quaker or Methodist. Irish ancestry. Died, from congestion of the lungs, in Stockwell, Tippecanoe County, Ind., March 31, 1889 (age 75 years, 192 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Stockwell, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of Abijah O'Neall; uncle of John Kelly O'Neall (1829-?); cousin *** of John F. O'Neall.
  Political family: O'Neall family of Indiana.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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