Mary Boykin Chesnut

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Born near Statesburg, SC, Mary Boykin Chesnut was married to an aide to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. She was also the author of a famous diary vividly describing events during the Civil War.

Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright

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Justice Jonathan Jasper Wright was the first African American to practice law in South Carolina. He was also elected to the state Senate from Beaufort County, making him among the state's first African American legislators.