I have a question for all you Caradine researchers. I found an article about a Capt. Parkins who was born in 1758 and was married to Jane Caradine the daughter of Abraham Caradine who lived below him on the Saluda river at Caradine's ford in SC. I am going to quote from the article and ask you to respond with who you think this is.
"He married Jane Caradine, the daughter of ABraham Caradine, who lived below him on Saluda, at Caradine's ford. Soon after his marriage the house was surrounded at night by a party of whigs, probably the same who had attempted to surprise him at his mills. There was only one manner of escape, that was by boldly dashing through the surrounding party. Caradine and Parkins spring from their beds, the former snatched down a musket and throwing into its barrel a handful of powder and shot, and priming in the same harried way, he threw open the door and fired upon the party, killing one who sat upon the fence just before the door. Both took advantage of the confusion, and sprang out the house and ran for their lives. Parkins made good his escape. Caradine was an elderly man and ran heavily; he was shot in one of the corn rows of his field; when the party came to where he lay, he enquired "if the rascal he shot at was dead?" and being told that he was, he quietly remarked "he was satisfied." and soon was himself in the silent house of death.
Have any of you any ideas?