Growing up on the Combahee River

Growing up on the Combahee River

An American Story

by Charlotte Murray Taylor


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An American story about the adversity one woman faced growing up on the Hobonny plantation in rural South Carolina

Charlotte Murray’s mother died after giving birth to her out of wedlock in Charlotte’s grandparents’ home along the Combahee River. She would have turned sixteen that February of 1957. After her death, Charlotte was raised at a cousin’s house, on Sugar Hill and Hobonny—one of the most remote and isolated area in Beaufort County, sometimes called “No Man’s Land.” For Charlotte, life was fun, sad, scary, and challenging. Not only was she essentially orphaned, but she had very few neighbors. With limited resources, Charlotte found joy in the beauty of nature: the river, moss trees, oaks and pine. Despite her challenging circumstances, Charlotte persevered and overcame her early obstacles. Her memoir will inspire and encourage others, showing that by the grace of God, anyone can succeed.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 60 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 10, 2023)
ISBN10: 1977257690
ISBN13: 9781977257697
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General

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Charlotte Murray TaylorCharlotte Murray Taylor attended Voorhees College, an historical Black college, to pursue a degree in Business Administration. She continued her studies at Columbia College, South Carolina. At the University of Phoenix at Dallas, Texas, she completed her bachelor of science in Business Management. Charlotte has held numerous jobs in her career as an accountant and currently works full time as an accountant at a manufacturing company in Ohio. She is active at her church, where she serves as a deaconess and a member of the Trustee Board. She is grateful for her purpose in life and looks forward to what God has in store for her future.
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