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Families discover roots

...Isaac and other relatives. Family lore has it that Isaac was a favorite slave of a future governor, "Pitchfork Ben" Ryan Tillman, who even took him to Ireland and other places on his travels. They know Isaac was allowed to marry and chose from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/03/met_271372.shtml
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Edgefield has bloodied past

...the rabble-rouser of South Carolina politics and driving force behind the agrarian revolt of the 1890s, Benjamin Ryan Tillman, known as Pitchfork Ben. Like Mr. Thurmond, Tillman also served in the U.S. Senate. Matthew C. Butler, a Confederate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/11/met_383852.shtml
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