Hardin E. Taliaferro

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Hardin Edwards Taliaferro (March 4, 1811 - November 2, 1875) was a 19th-century Southern American humorist and Baptist preacher. Taliaferro was born near Pine Ridge in Surry County, North Carolina but moved to Tennessee before spending most of his life in Alabama.

His most famous work of humor, Fisher's River (North Carolina) Sketches and Characters, by "Skitt," "Who Was Raised Thar,"' was a collection of stories based on the people of Taliaferro's youth in Surry County. The collection, written under the pen name of "Skitt," was published by Harper & Brothers in 1859.

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