Felder family featured in movie

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 14, 2009

One night while on my computer, I was looking at the genealogy.com Web site under the Felder family. My paternal great-grandmother was Rachel Felder who married Elliott Posy. Her daughter was Ada E. Posey (Wooten) of Lucien.

Someone had posted on the Web site that there had been a movie made about my Revolutionary War ancestor, grandfather Captain Henry Felder of Orangeburgh, S.C., and formerly of Zurich, Switzerland.

The name of the movie is “All For Liberty” and it has won seven international awards. It was released to the public on Independence Day on the official Web site: www.allforliberty.com. The movie is based on Captain Felder’s service and life during the Revolutionary War. It is an excellent historical portrayal. He was in the Congress in Orangeburgh South Carolina and was commissioned by the government to make ammunition for the war.

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He also wrote the Articles of Separation between South Carolina and the King (British). I have a copy of the movie already and it is very much as the papers stated that I received from Washington, D.C., when I was accepted into the William Dunbar Chapter DAR here in Natchez. He lost his life in the war and his son, John was shot in the back by the Tories while trying to swim the river with his hands tied behind his back when he escaped.

Another interesting fact is that in the movie, Captain Felder is actually played by actor Clarence Felder who is a descendant (grandson).

I thought the Felder families in your area may be interested.

You can see a clip of the movie and order a DVD of it by going to www.allforliberty.com or by writing to:  Moving Images Group a division of Actor’s Theatre of South Carolina, P. O. Box 930, Folly Beach, S.C. 29439.

Verna Wooten Bryant

Natchez resident