Friday, April 11, 2008

More Weston

In looking for more information on Plowden Weston I have found a few nuggets that I thought I would go ahead and share. First of all, Weston was related by marriage to Percy Shelly, his wife's, Emily Frances Esdaile, brother Sir. Edward Jeffries Esdale married Ianthe Shelly in 1837. So a nice connection there to the Romantic ideals that influenced so many Southerners in the Antebellum period. Also, Weston had one of the most extensive and expensive personal libraries in South Carolina, it being appraised at $30,000. Finally for a bit of fun, he is the subject of a low land ghost story, the Gray Man, I won't go into it, but if you google his name you will get far more hits for his shade than the real man. More to come.


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