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Daniel Hardy Silcox
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1813
Wells
Somerset, England
Death: Nov. 16, 1873
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Daniel immigrated to the United States between 1827 and 1835 with brothers John and James. He first lived in New York City but by 1838 had moved to Charleston with brother James. Both were cabinet makers and in 1838 Daniel opened a furniture store on King St. He operated that store and, later, a steam-operated factory also on King St. In 1860 he purchased a building from the widow of William Enston and moved the store there (now Birlant Antiques at 191 King St.). He operated that store until his death in 1873 and his son, Daniel Seymour Silcox, operated it until his death in 1886.

Before the war between the states Daniel had been in the shipping business with the New York firm of Spofford & Tileston and owned shares in the Purcell House hotel in Norfolk, VA where those involved in the shipping industry often stayed. Shortly after the northern blockade began he made use of his contacts and began running goods into Charleston. He used his furniture store to sell these goods and opened another store explicitly for that purpose in Columbia which he operated until Columbia was burned by Sherman. For a while he also owned a plantation in Colletin County. He was a very successful business man and after the war he had to get a presidential pardon because he was worth more than $20,000.

Daniel owned two houses in Charleston both of which still exist. The first was 31 Archdale St. which he bought in 1851 and the second was 9 Franklin St. which he bought in 1861. During the war he moved the family to Anderson where he also bought a house but sold that one after the war and moved the family back to Charleston where he operated the furniture store until until his death. 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Chivers Silcox (1783 - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Smith Myer Silcox (1819 - 1871)
 
 Children:
  Daniel Seymour Silcox (1836 - 1886)*
  James Silcox (1843 - 1864)*
  Mary Ann Matilda Silcox Gaillard Williams (1845 - 1905)*
  Ferdinand Augustus Silcox (1847 - 1897)*
  Henry W. Silcox (1848 - 1871)*
  Joseph Broadhead Silcox (1857 - 1879)*
 
 Sibling:
  Daniel Hardy Silcox (1813 - 1873)
  James Silcox (1814 - 1873)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: John McGlothlin
Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67472796
Daniel Hardy Silcox
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Daniel Hardy Silcox
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Daniel Hardy Silcox
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