The SC Society, Sons of the American Revolution hold 17th Bi–annual Colonial Ball
The SC Society of the Sons of The American Revolution (S.C.S.S.A.R.) held its seventeenth Bi–Annual Colonial Ball with debutante presentation on Sunday evening, December 18, 2005, in the Main Ballroom of Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina.
Three hundred guests witnessed the formal presentation of eighteen debutantes including Lillie Kathryn Chandler of Sumter, South Carolina. Miss Chandler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Harold Chandler of Sumter and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Small Chandler of Greeleyville, South Carolina, and Mr. and Mrs. James Dargan McElveen Jr. of Lake City, South Carolina. She is a 2005 graduate of Laurence Manning Academy of Manning, South Carolina, and is presently attending the University of South Carolina – Sumter.
Miss Chandler was presented by her uncle, Mr. Andrew Watson Chandler of Columbia, a member of the Colonel Thomas Taylor Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, of Columbia. Young ladies presented at the ball must have proven direct lineage to a patriot ancestor who fought in the American Revolution. Miss Chandler’s patriot ancestor was Quartermaster Sergeant William Graham of Colonel Charles Cotesworth Pinckney’s First South Carolina Regiment, Continental Line. Her escort for the evening was Mr. Clifford Paul Smith of Sumter.
Miss Chandler is the great grandchild of William Roslyn Chandler and Mrs. Mary Harriett Small Chandler of Tumuli Plantation near Greeleyville, in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, as well as direct descendants of both Sergeant Graham and Private Lifrage.