Anderson County Marriages
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Married on Thursday evening, the 7th instant by the Rev. Wm. P. Martin, Mr. Richard Grubbs to Miss Elizabeth Clement, daughter of Hugh and Mary Clement, all of this District. (The Highland Sentinel, January 11, 1841)

Married on Sunday the 8th of October, by James Gilmer, Esq, Mr. David McConnel to Miss Rosean Malinda, youngest daughter of Mr. Jas. Conwill, all of Anderson District. (The Anderson Gazette, December 9, 1843)

Rites Performed
Miss Mary Alice Hannah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hannah of Belton, became the bride of Cpl. Milton E. Malone, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Malone of Belton on October 10 at the home of the Rev. Grady Waters, pastor of the Church of God in Belton. Only a few close friends and relatives attended the wedding. Following the ceremony, the couple left for a wedding trip to Charleston. Mrs. Malone is a member of the 1953 graduating class of Belton High Sshool. Cpl. Malone was graduated from Belton High School with the class of '50. He is now serving with the Air Force, stationed in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)

Rites Performed
The wedding of Miss Sara Evelyn Erskine and Donald Drew Wilson was solemnized September 15 at 8 p. m. in the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Erskine. The young couple entered the living room unattended. The vows were spoken before an improvised altar of evergreens and arrangements of pink gladioli. The double ring ceremony was performed by the bride's pastor, the Rev. Ernest W. Bailes. Miss Frances Erskine kept the bride's register. The only guests were members of the two families and a few friends. Mrs. Wilson was graduated from Girls High School in 1949 and at present is employed in the office of Textron. Inc, of Belton. Mr. Wilson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wilson, Sr., of Belton. He attended the Honea Path schools  and is engaged in business in Belton. They are now at home on the Belton Highway.

(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)

Mrs. Allen Williams Cheshire, Sr., was Miss Ruth Wallace of
Gray Court before her marriage on January 16 in Pitis Chapel of
the First Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. J. E. Rouse
officiating. The bride is the daughter of the late W. W. Wallace
of Gray Court. She is a teacher at Ford high school Mr. Cheshire,
native of Belton. is engaged in the contracting business in Greenville. The couple reside at Wallace Lodge in Gray Court. (Photo by
Ken Eargle.)
(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source. News clipping dated 1954)

Miss Elizabeth W. Martin Is Bride Of Mr. Hammett
The Independent Anderson, SC, Nov. 13, 1949
Miss Elizabeth Wilson Martin became the bride of Lawrence Orr Hammett, Jr., of Anderson on Sunday afternoon, November 6 at 4 o'clock at the home of the bride's mother in Belton. Dr. F. C. McConnell performed the single ring ceremony.
Arrangements of tuberoses, snapdragons, f u z z i chrysanthemum with a background ot fern and lighted tapers in silver candelabra formed a setting for the wedding. Mrs. Charles Cox played "To An Evening Star" and "One Aone." Lohengrin's wedding March was used and 'To a Wild Rose" was played softly durinf the ceremony. Vocal selections rendered by Mrs. Carroll Wilson were "At Dawning" and "Oh Promise Me" before the ceremony, and "Oh Perfect Love" at the close.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Redus Robert Martin and the bridegroom was attended by Arthur M. Klugh, Jr„ as best man. Miss Harriet Ann Horton was maid of honor and Miss Margaret Talbert bridesmaid. They were dressed in apricot faille taffeta fashioned with fitted bodices and very full skills with which they .wore matching mitts and carried bouquets   of bronze Chrysanthemums.  The bride's dress of duchess satin was fashioned with a yoke of illusion outlined with French applique, long sleeves and a full skirt of unpressed pleats with a train. Her fingertip veil of imported illusion was caught to her air with clusters of orange blossoms. Her only ornament was a gold four leaf clover pin set with; pearls, belonging to her grand-mother. She carried an old-fashioned bouquet of lilies of the valley with a white orchid in the center.
The bride's mother was dressed in cocoa brown crepe. The bride-groom's mother wore a model in taupe crepe and lace with matching accessories. Both wore lavender and purple orchid corsages. Immediately following the ceremony, which was witnessed by the two immediate families and a few close friends, an informal reception was held. White flowers were used in the dining room where the heart-shaped wedding cake, decorated with white roses, a bride's slipper filled with lilies of the valley and maiden hair fern, was placed on a lace covered table.
During the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Hammett left for a wedding trip. After November 15, they will be at their new home on North Main Street Extension in Anderson. The bride's traveling outfit was brown light wool crepe skirt with grey blouse and vest and grey striped coat. She wore a close fitting brown hat trimmed with brown feathers, brown bag and shoes and an orchid corsage.
Mrs. Hammett is the only daughter of Mrs. Redus Robert Martin and the late Mr. Martin of Belton. She received her education in the Belton Public Schools and Winthrop College. The bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Orr Hammett, St., attended the Anderson schools and Clemson College. He is connected with the Chiquola Mills at Honea Path.
Out-of-town guests attending the wedding included Mr  and Mrs Lawrence Orr Hammett, Sr Mrs. J. S; Hammett, Mrs. J. D. Hammett, Sr., Mrs. R. E. Ligon Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Ligon, Mrs Marshall P. Orr, Sr., Marshall P Orr, Miss Lula Orr Mrs. G. P. Hammett, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Hammett, Mr. and Mrs. G.  P. Hammett, Jr., Mrs. Claudf Cauthen, A M. Klugh, Jr., all of Anderson; James Robert Hammett. Riverside Academy; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Orr, Greenville; Mrs. J. W. Hughey, Mrs. John D. Talbert, Greenwood, Miss Margaret Talbert, Columbia; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph T. Wilson, Jr., Laurens; Mr. and Mrs. J. Wright Horton, Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. J. Harvey Hobson, Clemson; Miss Harriet Ann Horton, Greenwood and Charles W. Martin, University of Georgia, Athens.
(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat)

Miss Mary Frances Whitworth
Whitworth-Madden Engagement Told

Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Louis Whitworth announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Frances to Grady Eugene Madden, son of Mrs. Lula Jones Madden of Belton.  The ceremony will take place at Garner Memorial Baptist Church of November 5.
(transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source, no date.)

Minyard-Ferguson Troth
April 24 Is Wedding Day

BELTON — A wedding at 7 p.m., April 24, is being planned by Charlene Mae Minyard and Robert A. Ferguson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson of 438 Forest Lane. The vows will be spoken at Second Baptist Church. The bride-elect, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Minyard of 323 Forest Lane, is a graduate of Belton-Honea Path High School and Anderson Junior College. She is a secretary and bookkeeper with a frozen food concern. Mr. Ferguson, a graduate of Belton High School, attended Presbyterian College, Clinton. He served with the U. S. Marines for two years and is now with the Belton Post Office. (transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gordon Campbell were married on Sunday afternoon, August 28, in Belton.  Mrs. Campbell is the former Miss Bille Jo Acker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Acker of Belton.  Mr. Campbell is the son of Mrs. Frank E. Campbell and the late Mr. Campbell of Belton (Photo by Richard Castleberry) (transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Parnell, were married July 20 in the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Mrs. Parnell is the former Miss Helen Ruth Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Taylor of Anderson.  Mr. Parnell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Parnell of Belton.  The Rev. Alton C. Clark, pastor of the bride, performed the ceremony. (transcribed by D. Whitesell from materials provided by Derrell Teat, unknown news source)
Crayton, Thomas S. of Anderson District married Ms. Mary Long on May 15, 1849 at Greenville CH officiated by Rev. Mr. Hopkins. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1849, page 3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Dalrymple, Nancy Mrs. of Newberry District married Elijah Teague of Anderson District on January 4, 1849 officiated by Elihu Watson Esquire. Laurensville Herald 1/12/1849, page 3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Hall, William A. being sued by Hannah Tucker - Anderson Court, breach of marriage contract - jury decided in favor of the plaintiff, Laurensville Herald 4/11/1851, p2, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Harris, Andrew Sr. of Anderson District married the Widow Edgar in Pickens District on March 18, 1849 officiated by Rev. Mr. Frances. Laurensville Herald 4/6/1849, page 3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Lawrence, Warren Davis of Pickens District SC married Ms. Martha Bean daughter of Col. Anderson Bean in Chickasaw County MS on 5/9/1850 officiated by Rev. J. N. Caruthers, Laurensville Herald 6/14/1850, page 3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Thomson, M. L. Ms. married T. G. Trimmier both of Anderson District on January 15, 1850 officiated by Rev. D. Humphries. Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Todd, Robert married Ms. Melinda Garle on April 26, 1849 in Anderson District officiated by A. D. Gray Esq. Laurensville Herald 5/18/1849, page 3, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Wilkes, Thomas of Anderson District married Ms. Martha Hix of Laurens Village on September 11, 1851 officiated by Rev. D. Humphries. Laurensville Herald 9/19/1851, p2, abstracted by Edith Greisser.

Married, at Williamston, on Tuesday evening, 23d ult., by the Rev. C. C. Pinckney, Mr. A. D. Jones to Miss Fannie M. Fitch, both of this city. [Charleston Courier – 5 Jan. 1863 ; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

WILLIAMSTON, May 18. – There is to be another wedding in Williamston today, Miss Rosa Green and Mr. F. A. Watkins are to be married this afternoon at 3 o’clock . It is to be a quiet affair. [State – 19 May 1893 ; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

Williamston, Nov. 18. – John L. Savage, the business manager and copartner of the firm of Savage & Sullivan of our town, was married in Anderson , at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon to Miss Jeanette Root. His many friends congratulate him heartily and wish for them both all the happiness that it is possible for the future to bring them. The bride is a beautiful and highly accomplished young lady, and has many friends in Williamston, who will welcome her into their circle. The wedding was attended by only a few select friends, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. C. L. Stewart. [State – 21 Nov. 1896 ; transcribed by Marla Zwakman]

Millers Weekly Messenger, March 27, 1807
On Tuesday the 17th Mr. Rhodam Doyle, to Miss Jane Bruster, daughter of the late Mr. James Bruster of this District.
Mr. Benjamin Armstrong, to Miss Sally Neiley both of this District

Millers Weekly Messenger, April 17, 1807
On Thursday 9th inst. Mr. Lewis Barton, of Toogaloo, to Miss Margaret Kemp, both of this district.
On the same day Mr. John Bell, of Abbeville District to Miss Ann Elizabeth Watters, of this district.

Millers Weekly Messenger, June 5, 1807
Married - On Tuesday the 26th ult. Mr. Alexander Shaw, of this District, to Miss Susan Harden, daughter of Colonel William Harden, of Franklin County, Georgia.


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