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Affluent living in Camden -- 1850-1860
Mrs Doby
Mrs. Doby (Photo courtesy of South Caroliniana Library)
“In those days, the people of any means moved from Camden to Kirkwood in early summer and remained to a few heavy frosts,” wrote Mrs. Alfred Doby reminisce in 1906. A previous column entitled “The Man over the Mantel” explored the early life and the career of Captain Alfred English Doby as an Aide-de-Camp of General Joseph B. Kershaw in the Civil War. At that time the columnist had no letters of Alfred’s wife, Elizabeth Kennedy Doby and little other information about her.