Dr. Cornelius Kollock
b. Dec. 7, 1824
d. Aug. 17, 1897
bu. St. David’s Cemetery
Dr. Cornelius Kollock was born 7 December 1824 in Marlboro County, South Carolina. He was a son of Oliver Hawes Kollock and Sarah James Wilson. At the age of seventeen he was admitted to Brown University. It was at Brown University that he met his future wife Mary Henrietta Shaw. She waited patiently for 6 years until his graduation to marry him. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After graduation in 1848, he spent 2 years in Paris studying under the great surgeon of that era, Gerhard, Michel and Ricord and others.
In January 1856 Dr. Kollock , The Rev. Alexander Gregg, W. L. T. Prince, Henry McIver met at the Gregg home and organized the Cheraw Lyceum.
He served with the Medical Department of the Confederate States Army as a civilian volunteer. He and his wife went to Richmond in June 1861 and stayed for 3 months. He was there during the first battle of Manassas (21 July 1861).
Dr. Kollock died on 17 August 1897 and was buried in St. David's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
Death of Dr. KollockCharleston, Aug. 17. – A special to The news and Courier from Cheraw announces the death of Dr. Cornelius Kollock, one of the most eminent physicians in the State and an authority on abdominal surgery. He was born in Cheraw in 1824; graduated at Brown University and in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; studied in Paris under Velpeau and others; married Miss Mary Henrietta Shaw of Boston.1
I do not have any information suggesting that Dr. Kollock cared for any of my kinfolk during his practice from 1851 till 1895; but, there is a high probability that some of them were under his care.
The men and women of Cheraw and the surrounding communities were blessed to have this amazing Doctor to care for them.
 The State, Columbia, South Carolina,18 August 1897, page 1, column 1.
 North Carolina Medical Journal, Volume 40, July to December 1897, Carolina Publishing Co., Wilmington, NC, 1897, page
 The biography of Ephraim McDowell: the father of ovariotomy, Mary Young Ridenbaugh, page 588