Richard Jolly, a veteran of the Civil War and an active member of the Ku Klux Klan, wrote his book of memoirs in 1924, toward the end of his life. Beyond his personal revelations, he profiles his ancestors, his family and descendants, acquaintances and a large number of neighboring families. They all lived in the area of Cleveland County now known as Number One Township, and the upper section of Cherokee County (SC) around Gaffney.
You may even find some of your own kin among the dozens of names listed within. You’ll definitely get a sense of what life was like in those olden days.
Read Richard Merdy Jolly’s The Story of My Reminiscences.”