According to the manuscript’s preface, the original manuscript [Part I and II] was completed by Carrie Bostick Lake between 1915-1918. Miss Hortense Caroline Woodson (1896-1990), noted historian, author, longtime President of the Edgefield County Historical Society, and member of the Edgefield First Baptist Church, completed Part III with the assistance of Mrs. Virginia B. Lake in 1958. Extensive editing was completed by Mrs. Thomas C. Dendy and by her daughter Mrs. Carolina D. Beaudrot in Spring 1986. The Lake’s were acquaintances of Dr. Leon M. Latimer’s family, and the manuscript may have come from Loulie Latimer Pettigrew Owens.
S.C. Baptist Biography file for Carrie Bostick Lake and John Lake