Manson Sherrill Jolly Obituary

From the book "Early Anderson County, SC Newspapers, Marriages, & Obituaries, 1841-1882", which contains the obituary for Manson Jolly. The obituary appeared in the Anderson, SC newspaper and was dated Thursday August 5, 1869.

"Death of Manson Jolly"

"This news will be received with regret by many friends of this bold and daring Confederate soldier.We learn that a private letter has been received, stating that Manson Jolly was drowned on the 8th of July, near his home in Texas. He was building a residence on the opposite side of the creek from where he lived and had crossed over on horseback several times during the day. The stream was greatly swollen and in attempting to cross for the third or fourth time, he was carried with his horse down the creek and in the struggle which ensued both were drowned! Mr. Jolly had been married about one year and leaves a young wife, the daughter of a former citizen of Anderson. The thrilling exploits and adventures of Manson Jolly in this section of the country, immediately after the war closed, are fresh in the recollection of all. His name was a terror for a long time to the garrison of the United States soldiers, especially the volunteer white and colored regiments stationed at his place. When the regular troops arrived, he removed to Texas, where he has since been leading a quiet and peaceful life."