Dr. Richard Coleman Carlisle
Born Dec. 5, 1835 died Aug. 21, 1906


Fourth child of T. A. and Kitty Carlisle.  Coleman graduated from the Citadel in 1855. He came home and taught school for
two years at the Goshen Hill Academy.  In 1861, he graduated from the medical department of the University of New York.
Although March was his time for graduation, South Carolina having seceded, he stood a successful examination in January and
was awarded his diploma. Coleman served in the Civil War as an assistant surgeon in 1862 and commissioned a full surgeon in
1864. He participated in twenty battles.  He was captured and held prisoner for two months, and put in a dungeon in Baltimore,
and afterwards he was exchanged.  There was not a more popular surgeon in the Confederate army than Dr. Carlisle, and he
was loved by all his men.  After the war, he returned to Newberry county, engaged in the practice of his profession, farming and
banking, in all of which he has been successful.  He married Emma Elizabeth Renwick, daughter of Col. J. S. Renwick, on
Sept. 16, 1869.

Coleman and Emma had eight children:

John Renwick Carlisle b. Sept. 27, 1870 d. Oct. 19, 1909
Satilla Fidella Carlisle b. Oct. 12, 1871 d. Aug. 8, 1873
Mary Emma Carlisle b. Oct. 16, 1877 d. May 9, 1953
Thomas Bernard Carlisle b. Nov. 30, 1879 d. June 13, 1952
Twin boys - died at birth - Nov. 21, 1882
Richard Coleman Carlisle b. Dec. 20, 1883 d. Aug. 27, 1956
Hubert Toland Carlisle b. Aug. 20, 1888 d. Feb. 17, 1985

From his obituary: Dr. R. C. Carlisle died at his home, on Tuesday evening, August 21st, 1906, after a week's illness of acute
indigestion.  Dr. Carlisle was a practicing physician and was largely interested in farming - the largest land owner in the county.
He was largely interested in many of the industrial and banking enterprises of this city, begin a director in the National Bank and
also in the Newberry mills and director and vice president in the Exchange Bank. He was not only a man of large affairs and a
successful practitioner but he was a good neighbor and popular man, and his death causes great regret in the county, where he
has so long occupied a position of prominence and usefulness.

 


    Other Links To R. C. Carlisle

Kingscreek Cemetery

Coleman's Civil War Information

Photos of Coleman and Emma
 

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