We love US History and had the chance to take a great field trip to The Rosehill Plantation back in September. It was the home of the Gist family. One of the coolest facts we heard while we were there was that one of the family's nephews was named States Right Gist. Only in SC!...and maybe in Georgia. :)
William Henry Gist (this plantations owner) was the Governor of South Carolina at the time Lincoln was elected. He said, "The only alternative left, in my judgement, is the secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union." One of his last duties as Governor was in fact signing SC's secession papers, so he is known as the "Secession Governor".
One more thing...We got to see a real pianoforte. I got a little Jane Austen-y when I saw it!