The author of this article tells the story of how two sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah McPherson, were daughters of Willie McPherson (1775-1835), the wealthiest man in Camden County. Elizabeth married Dr. Francis Newby Mullen and Sarah married Dennis Dozier Ferebee, they both building large columned homes less than one hundred feet apart. By 1860, Ferebee was the richest man in the county and Mullen was the second richest. When the question of Secession came in 1861, Ferebee was against it and Mullen was for it. Circumstances lead to a duel between the brother-in-laws. The duel was called off by Mullen at the last moment and the brother-in-laws never spoke directly to each other again.