Col William Sidney Mullins

Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1878 (aged 53–54)
Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Mullins, Marion County, South Carolina, USA
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Son of John and Althenia Cade Mullins.

The town of Mullins was named after Col. William S. Mullins, who served as a representative for Marion County in the South Carolina State Legislature from 1852 to 1866.

William graduated from the University of NC, he married Sarah Hodges on April 28, 1847.

"William S. Mullins was no ordinary man. He was brilliant, quick and always read, and had a reputation as orator and legislator of which his adopted people and his family, descendants may justly be proud. Colonel Mullins was President of the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad Company for one or two years; he was also elected Senator to the Legislature in 1872, but was counted out, as all Democrats elected that year were by the Radical election officials then in power.

Colonel W. S. Mullins and Dr. J. C. Mullins, it is said, had a brother, named Henry, who was more talented than either of his brothers; he went into the war as Captain of a company in a North Carolina Regiment, and was killed in battle in Virginia. The Mullins were loyal to their section." - pages 508, 509, A History of Marion County

"William Sidney Mullins was born in 1824 in Fayetteville, N.C. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in that state.

At some point in the 1840s, Mullins moved to Marion, S.C., where he married Susan Hodges, the daughter of Dr. Samuel Hodges. Mullins’ occupation turned from the law to planting as he inherited extensive land holdings upon the death of his father-in-law.

Mullins was a prominent voice during the secession crisis of 1851 and was credited with carrying the Marion District for those who favored cooperation over separate state action. In 1852, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, where he served until 1866. Mullins was a stockholder in the Wilmington and Manchester Rail Road Company and served as its president in 1857 and 1858.

During the Civil War, Mullins served as adjutant with the 8th Regiment, South Carolina infantry. After the war, Mullins attempted unsuccessfully to restore his agricultural holdings. He was elected to the state senate in 1872 but did not serve as the results of the election were overturned. Mullins was in declining health for several years and died on Dec. 6, 1878, two years after the death of his wife." - University South Caroliniana Society Newsletter, Fall 2008




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