- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - The Spartanburg legacy left by three determined 19th Century women is being preserved in part thanks to help from philanthropic local ladies.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports (https://bit.ly/1GhoOdl ) the group Women Giving for Spartanburg is giving $14,000 to the Spartanburg County Historical Association for repairs to one of the city’s oldest homes.

Historical association executive director Caroline Sexton says the Seay House needs porch boards replaced, holes made by rodents filled and other renovations.

Sexton said the house was built around 1830 by James Seay, a Revolutionary War solider. His three granddaughters eventually inherited the property from their father. They never married and operated the 100-acre farm together at a time women lacked many legal rights.

Sexton said the sisters also were unique in lending money to make a profit.

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Information from: Herald-Journal, https://www.goupstate.com/


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