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Name: Alfred Moore Folger Note Born: 20 Mar 1811 at Stokes Co., , , NC Married: 17 Apr 1835 at Stokes Co., , , NC Died: 15 Jul 1880 at Pickens Co., , , SC Father: Reuben Folger Mother: Lydia Wilson
Name: Mary P Pegram Note Born: 11 Feb 1816 at Guilford Co., , , NC Died: 3 Mar 1907 at Pickens Co., , , SC Father: William Pegram Mother: Fanny Mckinney
Name: Alonzo Mendonhall Folger Born: 21 Jul 1836 at NC, , , Died: 19 Nov 1918 at Easley, , Pickens Co., SC Wife: Mary Eliza Agnew
Name: Laura A Folger Born: 3 May 1839 at NC, , , Died: 12 Jan 1923 at Pickens Co., , , SC Husband: Perrin O''dell
Name: Felicia Hemans Folger Born: 16 Oct 1841 Died: 24 Aug 1847
Name: Orlando Cyrus Folger Born: 22 Feb 1844 at NC, , , Died: 21 Feb 1882 at Easley, , Pickens Co., SC Wife: Lucy Camilla Breazeale
Name: Julius Franklin Folger Born: 4 Sep 1847 at NC, , , Died: 7 May 1888 at Pickens Co., , , SC Wife: Julia Augusta Alexander
Name: Thomas Wilson Folger Born: 18 Mar 1849 at Spartanburg, , , SC Died: 10 Jun 1908 at Pickens Co., , , SC Wife: Frances Panama Alexander
Name: Alfred Robert Newton Folger Born: 14 Aug 1850 at Easley, , Pickens Co., SC Died: 11 Jun 1924 at Easley, , Pickens Co., SC Wife: Elizabeth Toccoa Looper
Name: Caroline M C Folger Born: 10 Jan 1853 at Pickens Co., , , SC Died: 22 Mar 1932 at Pickens Co., , , SC Husband: Wallace W. Blaylock
Name: Delphina Mendenhall (manda)( Della) Folger Born: 4 Dec 1856 at Pickens Co., , , SC Died: 2 Jan 1881 Husband: A.m. Runion
Name: Augustine Washington Irving Folger Born: 9 Sep 1859 at Pickens District, , , SC Died: 9 Dec 1909 at Pickens Co., , , SC Wife: Frances Medora Keith
1). Rev. E.P.H. Elwell will preach the funeral sermon of Dr. A.M. Folger at Easley Methodist Church on the second Sunday in November. Source Pickens Sentinel Thursday 11 November 1880He was the son of Quaker parents, Reubin Folger and wife Lydia Wilson. Alfred s brother, Milton Y. Folger married Mary Pegram s sister, Elizabeth Pegram. He was the author of The Family Physician , published in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1845. He studied medicine at Miami University in Ohio. He was attending physician in the service of the United States during the Cherokee emigration. Source pegramLetter written by Dr. Alfred Moore Folger Cherokee Agency East Oct 10th 1830 Hon. C.A. Harris Commissioner HQ Sir Having been engaged as attending Phys. Ch Em & not having received satisfactory compensation for my services I have thought proper to write to you on the subject. In Jan. last I received a communication from a friend in this place requesting me to repair forthwith to this Country informing me that the Supt. Ch. had told him to do so. I accordingly made preparation & set out on the 2nd day of Feb. having an afflicted family, abandoning a respectable practice & not withstanding I was much indisposed myself travelling through the mountainous Districts of N.C. exposed to the inclemency of the weather believing that I was in the U.S. service & I would get my pay accordingly, but to my disappointment I have received pay only from the time of my arrival atthis place. In remaining in the service I have sacrificed my domestic happiness, exposed myself to many hardships & added to the distress of a family a part of the time afflicted and 400 miles from this section of the country. Since I have been in the service I have been ordered to different posts, while some others one of whom was in the service 12 months previous to my appointment have not moved a mile. I have been sent to Arkansas, have hazarded my life on the Mississippiand Arkansas rivers in the months of June and July & there are several Physicians who have been in the service and have not been 25 miles from home. In making these requests I do not wish to be understood as casting any reflections on the Superintendentor Medical Director as I have ever been treated in a gentlemanly manner by those two gentleman and consider them justly entitled to my warmest gratitude. I was 15 days returning from Arkansas for which time I received barely sufficient to defray any travelling expenses. I have been in the service about 6 months & now by an arrangement of Gen. Scott with an insidious pretended Indian Chief I am headed prematurely from my office and another put in my place. I wish to receive pay for 16 days coming to this place and for 14 days allowed for my return to my practice at home. Most assuredly sir my case is different from any other Physicians in the service. Nearly or quite all who have been discharged recently reach home in a day, with the exception of myself. I have not asked for or received a furlough of a day since I entered the service. I was 16 days travelling to this place, but at this time I can travel home in 14 days. $150 is a small sum, but that small sum is of some consequence to me, yet I ask not the payment as an act of charity, but as an act of justice. If you consider me clearly entitled to the sum for which I ask I would be glad to receive the same, but if after considering the circumstances you do not believe it justly due me I do not wish to receive it. To your decision I shall cheerfully submit. Will you please write to me on the subject to this place as soon as possible. Respectfully Your Obt. Servant Alfred M. Folger Source Copy of handwritten letter in Family Records Bible Records, Letters, Items by Walter Weston Folger, 1976. Excerpts from The Family Physician Dedication To John W. Lide, M.D. formerly Directing Physician in the Cherokee Emigration for whose kindness while I was in the service of the United States, as Attending Physician in the Indian Hospital, I shall ever feel grateful whom I highly esteem as an Honorable Gentleman, as a Profound Scholar, and as a Skillful sic Physician, This Work is Respectfully Inscribed by His Sincere Friend, THE AUTHOR TO THE PUBLIC In Appearing as an Author, I can but be aware that I shall subject myself to much criticism. I do not flatter myself that I shall be able to lay before the Public, a Work devoid of error and, therefore, can but expect, that those of the Medical Profession, who view this Volume with an eye of scrutiny, will find in it much to merit their just criticism. Those of the Profession who are actuated by pure principles, I doubt not will readily accord to such a work, all the merit due to it. Theingenuous and enlightened mind, will examine well the work, and decide impartially, according to the merit of the same. Such will first enquire what has been done whether anything calculated to enhance the public good, and if convinced of the utility ofthe work, will not hesitate to pronounce it a Volume worthy of a place in each Family Library. I am aware of the probability of there being many of the Profession who will oppose every medical work calculated to inform the people on the subject of disease. Such selfishness, such want of philanthropy, is characteristic of low, groveling minds and an Author should regard not the vile invective of such men. An individual who opposes any literary production from motives of avarice, envy, or prejudice, does not deserve a passing rebuke. In writing the present volume, I have endeavored to be as plain and as explicit as possible. I am opposed to too much prolixity in any medical work intended for the use of private individuals consequently, I have been as brief as the nature of the case would admit. All technicalities have been carefully avoided, making the work perfectly plain to an ordinary scholar................................... .......................................................................... ....................... With these preliminary remarks, I lay the Family Physician before the community, with a hope that some good may result from my feeble efforts, and with an assurance, that however I may be censured, my motives are good, andif this work be good, it will continue to benefit my fellow beings, long after this hand shall have crumbled into dust. A.M. FOLGER Stokes Co., N.C., Jan. 1844 EXERCISE The course pursued by almost all animals, should be sufficient to convince man, that he was not formed for inactivity. Nearly all the animals of which we have any knowledge, seem to delight in exercise. The sloth, perhaps, is the only exceptionand it is one of the most miserable, loathsome creatures upon earth. Without appropriate exercise, it is impossible to enjoy any degree of good health, long............. You cannot show me a solitary case, of a child in health, averse to motion................Those dear affectionate mothers, who keep their children constantly within doors because the dear little creatures are delicate , pursue a very proper course to render them more delicate, and to fit them for a premature grave...................................People who are wealthy, are too fond of reclining on cushioned sofas, in close rooms and when they do venture out, they must have a carriage, that swings so nicely, that they are carried along as smoothly as if they were sitting in a steamboat hence we see so many sallow complexions, and find so many low nervous affections, among opulent people................................Dancing, is recommended by the majority of Medical men, as a healthful exercise. Under proper limitations, I doubt not the fact but as it is generally indulged in, it is highly injurious. At our country dances, we generally see the rooms crowded, by as many as can possibly get in, and each individual seems to be exerting him or herself to dance longer, and with more activity than the others. Often after fatiguing themselves until the system is much debilitated, and the body covered with perspiration, they will sally forth in the night air, well prepared for contracting cerises, pulmonary consumptions, and many otherhighly dangerous affections. I would ask those physicians who recommend dancing for exercise, if it is not in the power of every individual to exercise sufficiently in the day, to allow him to devote the evening, to reading some useful book, or to rational conversation? I consider that those who are blessed with wealth, so as not to be necessarily obliged to labor for a support, can look around them, and see poverty and distress among their neighbors that might be in some degree relieved, if they wouldappropriate to that object, the profits arising from the work of a few hours each day. It is the duty of every individual to be as useful to to others as possible and if those opulent persons who loiter about taverns from day to day drinking wine, playing at whist, &c., &c., would devote that time which they thus throw away, to alleviating the distress of their fellow beings they would be much better, much more healthful, and much happier men. The young and robust, amongst the males, should use activeexercise, such as chopping, plowing, hoeing, and pursuing the various mechanical occupations, and amongst the females, in pursuing the duties of a house wife. Let not the refined lady of quality sneer at these remarks. How much more fascinating the beautiful girl, whose cheeks glow with the roseate hue of health, who with symmetrical form, and elastic step, bounds along with agility of a fawn, than the pale and emaciated figure, who with melancholy aspect goes moping about, laboring under low nervous disease, the unhappy result of life of inactivity, spent in attending parties of pleasure, and lounging about when at home. FOOD It would be a difficult task for any medical man to prescribe a proper regimen for every healthy individual. As a general rule,however, I am of the opinion that less flesh, and more vegetables than we usually make use of, would be much better for the health of the people.......................Among adults, especially the males, it seems that the most of those who labor, supposethat they would be unable to bear the fatigue and hardship to which they are accustomed, if they were to abstain from the use of animal food. In this I think they are mistaken. If they will consult the history of mankind, they will find that a large majority are almost destitute of animal food throughout the year. SLEEP I wish to impress upon the mind of the reader, in the beginning of my remarks on Sleep, the importance of recollecting, at all times, that night is the item designed by our Creator for repose........ CLEANLINESS .......................With regard to the skin, any one who has arrived to the age of discretion, is aware of the advantage of keeping clean. We all know that our sleep is more refreshing, after having taken a bath in some riveror pond, the previous day, and that our systems are renovated in a considerable degree. Frequent washing promotes the perspiration, and a person would do well to wash the entire body once or twice a week, especially in the summer season. A mere swimming frolic is not sufficient, but soap and a cloth should be freely used.........A person should change his clothes once or twice a week, or oftener, agreeably to the occupation he follows. SEDENTARY OCCUPATIONS .................My own opinion is, that there are about four times the number of sedentary people that there should be. Curl not your lip, dear reader, and accuse me of dictating to the intelligent people of these United States. TEMPERANCE No subject is more closely connected with the moral happiness of mankind, than this. Nothing has a greater tendency to destroy a man s health, his fortune, his fame, his domestic peace and prosperity and to introduce him into that broad road that leads to eternal destruction, than intemperance. It is the grand lever made use of by the enemy of the souls of men, to people the regions of darkness. TOBBACO That the use of tobacco is a fruitful source of dyspepsy and some other diseases, no medical man, I presume, will dispute.................We do not confine our remarks to the practice of chewing, but wish to be understood as including the use of this poisonous stuff in every way. Few animals will make use of tobacco through choice. A species of goat, one of the most disagreeable creatures of which we have any knowledge, the tobacco worm, and man, are the only animals that make use of it, unless somewhat forced into it by man. COFFEE AND TEA On the use of these two articles, which is carried to such excess in the United States, I wish to make a few remarks.Though the use of coffee is so strongly recommended by nearly all the good old mothers of our country, and even by some of our medical men, I shall take the liberty to differ with them in a general point of view. RELIGION Though some persons may be astonished, that the subject of religion should be introduced in this place, I assure the reader that religion has a powerful effect upon the health of an individual consequently, I think it my duty to make some remarks on the subject. When I speak of religion, I mean the pure religion of Jesus Christ that religion which consecrates the soul to the practice of every virtue, and breathes forth love to God and good will to man. In looking over the causes of disease, we will see that intemperance is a fruitful source of many of the diseases of our country. Religion fortifies a man against every species of intemperance............We also discover, that the mind has a powerful influence upon the animal economy and surely, nothing tends more to render the mind easy, under all circumstances, than religion. DYSPEPSIA Treatment I place but little confidence in medicine in this disease. Many an unfortunate dyspeptic is compelled to drag out a miserable existence, and die by placing too much confidence in medicine as a cure. It is lamentably the fact, that there are many, or at least some physicians, who are so sordid so completely lost to every ennobling principle, that they will, for the sake of money, pour their medicines into the stomach of the dyspeptic,until he dies the victim of medicine instead of disease. INTESTINAL WORMS Treatment Many articles are spoken of as specifics for worms, but the best plan I have tried, is to give to a child from two to six years old, a decoction of pink root, made by putting one ounce of that herb into a pint of water, and boiling it down one fourth after which I divide it into ten doses, and give a dose every hour, until it is all given. DEWBERRY AND BLACKBERRY These fruits, though found on different kinds of briars,are wholesome, when ripe. A decoction of the root of the dewberry especially, is an excellent remedy, in dysentery. SLIPPERY ELM I have found the mucilage of slippery elm bark to be one of the most useful articles in dysentery and diarrhoea, that we canuse. During my attendance in the Cherokee Hospital, the dysentery prevailed to a great extent and find many of the Cherokees opposed to taking any medicines with which I could supply them, I directed to take slippery elm bark, make an infusion, and drinkfreely. This pleased them, and they would get the bark, make decoctions, and use it in large quantities and many cases were cured in a short time with this remedy alone. GARLIC This is stimulating, promotes expectoratin, acts as a diuretic, increasesthe appetite, promotes digestion & c. MIXTURE FOR THE GOUT Take dried soda, half an ounce powdered rhubarb, etc. ven drachms powdered cinnamon bark, one drachm powdered ginger, one drachm and two drachms of powdered colubo. Mis, and divide into thirty six powders, and take on in water every night. From the Bible of Elizabeth Burdine Folger Dr. A.M. Folger was born 26 March 1811. Later entry Dr. Alfred M. Folger father of Alonzo M. Folger died on the 15th of July 1880 at 1 a.m. in the 69thyear of his age. In 1873 Pickensville had four businesses that were absorbed by new Easley s Station. They were................the Apothecary Shop of Dr. Alfred Moore Folger, the General Merchandise store of O. C. Folger,........ There were three stores on this block facing Main Street Easley in 1875. This block was the block where Ballentine s Market was located in 1946, just down the street from Main St. and present day Pendleton Street There was a two story house occupied by the family of Dr. Alfred Moore Folger, and next, east, was the store of O.C. Folger, moved there from the west end of town, back from the sidewalk. Then came two or three vacant lots, and next the C.S. Clyde Hotel, a two story frame building where today 1946 the post office is located . In 1878, Moses Hendricks built a store just west of C.S. Clyde s Hotel. Dr. Folger moved back to his Pickensvillefarm. In 1877, O.C. Folger built a small house on the Pickensville road occupied today 1946 by C.W. McKittrick , the first house built on what is Fifth Street today. Mr. Folger moved here from the crowded section of business, hotel and bar, downtown . There were six residences on the north side of the railroad in 1878, the homes of A.M.Folger, John B. King, Marion Day and his carpenter shop , J.R. Glazener, W.M. Hagood, and Isaac Williams. Dr. Alfred Moore Folger noted as one of the first settlers of Easley, SC. Came in 1875 from Pickensville, SC. Source From the article Where Easley Grew A Lost Landscape written by Alonzo Trezevant Folger in 1946 published in Pickensville Easley History Forest Acres McKissick Quest Program, Anne Sheriff, Teacher, pub. 1987 1988 Member Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, Pickensville, SCFolger, Dr. Alfred M., Box 113, No. 1084 Est. admnr. Dec. 6, 1880 by Orlando C. Folger, Elias Day, W.A. Lesley bound to O.L. Durant Ord. sum $1500.00 Source Folger papers located at the South Carolina Historical Society 2002
2).  Mrs. A.M. Folger has been quite sick, but we are glad to report her convalescent  sic .  Source    Easley Messenger  14 Mar 1884  Mrs. A.M. is presumed to refer to Mary  Polly , but could be referring to Elizabeth, Alonzo Mendenhall Folger  s wife.  Bothwere living and in Easley at this time.                                                                                                                      In 1900 she is found living with her daughter, Cornelia.  The 1900 Census is wrong about the placeof birth and number of children.  Source pegram                                                                                                                    From the Bible of Alonzo Mendenhall & Elizabeth Burdine Folger    Mrs. MaryP. Folger died on Saturday the 2 March 1907 at the age of 91 years and 18 days   Ma was born 11 Feb. 1816.


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