In this local history program co-sponsored by the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort County Library, you will learn about Colonel John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell (1671-1724) who is recognized as a co-founder of Beaufort. His contribution to the survival of Beaufort and the other English settlements in both North and South Carolina has not been fully appreciated. Both the Yemassee (also spelled Yamassee or Yamasee) and Tuscarora Indians made concerted efforts to drive the colonists into the Atlantic, and both failed largely due to Tuscarora Jack’s courage, skill and determination. And when it came time for South Carolina to free itself from the clutches of the Lords Proprietors, there was only one man to send to London to make the case: Colonel Barnwell.
Arms taken from the seal of John Barnwell (Wikipedia)
The lecturer, John Warley, is the grandson of Colonel Barnwell seven generations removed and is currently at work on a biography of his famous ancestor. He is the author of five works of fiction and one history of his undergraduate alma mater: Stand Forever, Yielding Never, The Citadel in the 21st Century.
John lives in Beaufort and currently serves as vice-president of the Beaufort History Museum.
Sign at Grave Site of Colonel John Barnwell,
Saint Helena's Episcopal Churchyard, Beaufort, SC
Registration is required to attend this lecture. Space is limited and pre-registration is required and begins online November 22, 2022.
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