Laurens County, South Carolina News
Laurensville Herald, 1848-1855
Transcribed by Edith Greisser from microfilm belonging to the Caroliniana Library
Laurens County, South Carolina Genealogy Trails

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Caldwell, Isaiah 12-year-old son of James and Bieth Caldwell died December 15, 1849 at the home of James Bailey near Stony Point in Abbeville District. Laurensville Herald 12/28/1849, page 1

Caldwell, James J. Chancellor died March 11, 1850 at his home near Laurens Village. He was of Irish parentage. His grandfather was a member of the last Irish Parliament who came to America in the 1700s in search of liberty and settlement Newberry. His father was the second son of the immigrant and died at an early age; lengthy summary of his professional life, Laurensville Herald 3/22/1850, page 3; Tribute, Laurensville Herald 3/29/1850, page 2; TRIBUTE OF RESPECT, Laurensville Herald 5/31/1850, page 3

Caldwell, W. E. was taken to court by W. H. Pully and wife– Fall session of Court – SLANDER, still in progress, – Fall session of Court – SLANDER, still in progress, Laurensville Herald 10/18/1850, p2; W. E. Caldwell was compelled to be absent from the state for 8 or 10 weeks and was leaving his affairs in the hands of W. D. Watts. Laurensville Herald 1/12/1855, p2

Caldwell, W. T. - 90 acres of his land situated on the road leading from Garlington's mill to the Laurens CH will be sold on the first Monday in February - ordered by the Court of Equity, Laurensville Herald 1/12/1849, page 3

Calhoun, D. P. MD married Ms. Ellen D. Neely both of Catahoula Parish Louisiana on January 22, 1850 officiated by Rev. William H. Turnley. Laurensville Herald 2/15/1850, page 3

Calhoun, Downs Esquire 54 years, 2 months and 9 days old died June 29, 1850 at his home in Abbeville District near Puckett’s Ferry of bilious fever of 11 days duration. Laurensville Herald 7/12/1850, page 3

Calhoun, E. R. was a Trustee of Presbyterian Male and Female High School of Greenwood, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

Calhoun, Elizabeth was advertised to show just cause if any why the will of Elizabeth Neely should not be proven, Laurensville Herald 10/24/1851, p3

Calhoun, John C. Junior Dr. son of the Hon. J. C. Calhoun married Ms. Annzie R. Adams oldest daughter of Rev. Jasper Adams both of Pickens District on July 3, 1849 at Woodland near Pendleton SC officiated by Rev. A. H. Cornish. Laurensville Herald 7/27/1849, page 3

Calhoun, John Caldwell died March 31, 1850. After death a cast of his face was made by Clark Mills of Charleston. Preamble and RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT, Laurensville Herald 4/5/1850, page 2; TRIBUTE, Laurensville Herald 4/19/1850, page 2; Mr. Calhoun’s remains went to Charleston for burial, Laurensville Herald 4/26/1850, page 2; TRIBUTE, Laurensville Herald 4/26/1850, page 3; a description of the BIER carrying his remains; about the reception of his remains in Charleston; his body was placed in a vault at St. Philip’s Church in Charleston and to remain there until the Legislature of South Carolina shall decide as to the final resting place. Laurensville Herald 5/3/1850, page 2

Calhoun, Martha M. Administrator advertised for sale 2600 acres of land on the side of 12 mile River and on the road leading from Pendleton Village to Pickens CH, Laurensville Herald 12/15/1848, page 3; the property consists of nine tracts of land and were advertised for public sale at Pickens Court House by order of the Court Of Equity, Laurensville Herald 10/19/1849, page 3

Calhoun, Nancy Mrs. married Medy Mays both of Abbeville District on May 14, 1850 near Lodi officiated by Rev. B. F. Corley. Laurensville Herald 5/31/1850, page 3

Calhoun, Nancy N. Ms. 14-year-old daughter of Col. P. L. Calhoun and Mrs. Martha Calhoun died January 19, 1851 at the home of her father. Laurensville Herald 2/14/1851, p3

Calhoun, Nathan was advertised to show just cause if any why the will of Elizabeth Neely should not be proven, Laurensville Herald 10/24/1851, p3

Calhoun, P. L. editorial reply to the accusation of Capt. James H. Williams, Laurensville Herald 7/19/1850, page 3

Calhoun, William D. married Ms. Ellen Jones on May 17, 1849 in Abbeville District officiated by Rev. Mr. Cauley, Laurensville Herald 5/25/1849, page 3

Calmes, John M. of Newberry SC advertised that on October 10, 1849 at his plantation near Newberry Village two mare mules, one red sorrel and the other light bay with stripes on the legs; both were three years old and roached; had strayed from the plantation. Neither animal had ever worked. Information for their whereabouts was appreciated and a reward was to be given. Laurensville Herald 10/19/1849, page 3

Campbell, A. G. Dr. was a native of Laurens District and lived his last 10 years in Spartanburg. He was twice elected as a member of the legislature. He was attacked with a case of typhoid fever and continued to grow feeble until he died November 13, 1854. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1854, p2

Campbell, E. B. was the newly elected 1852 WARDEN of Laurensville, Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p2

Campbell, Elizabeth Mrs. 67-year-old wife of Dr. Robert Campbell Sr. died July 13, 1850, Laurensville Herald 9/6/1850, p3

Campbell, Hugh murdered Hugh Dove in Marion District. Campbell has fled. In order to bring Campbell to trial the Gov. of the State of South Carolina offered a reward of $200 for his delivery. Campbell is 30 to 35 years old, 5'8" tall, stoutly built, walks quick and steps short; has blue eyes, black hair and thick beard. Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p3

Campbell, Lemuel was the husband of Linny Campbell who was a distributee of an estate advertised with Bill of Partition and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 9/12/1851, p3

Campbell, Linny was a distributee of an estate advertised with Bill of Partition and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 9/12/1851, p3

Campbell, R. E. Dr. of Cross Hill had the framework of a new dwelling entirely demolished by a number of large trees falling on it during a tornado, Laurensville Herald 9/5/1851, p2; he was a 1852 Trustee of Cross Hill Academy, Laurensville Herald, 1/23/1852, p3

Campbell, Sara Ms. (Mrs. Sara Cunningham) 73 years old widow of Robert Cunningham died March 28, 1851 at the home of Dr. E. G. Simpson at Abbeville District. She was a member of Liberty Springs Church in Laurens District until she moved six years ago. She was the sister of Dr. R. Campbell Sr. Laurensville Herald 4/25/1851, p3

Campbell, W. H. a South Carolina attorney was admitted to practice as Solicitor In Equity, Laurensville Herald 12/13/1850, p3

Campbell, W. H. Esquire of Greenville married Ms. Caroline Matilda Lewis of Greenville on December 12, 1850 officiated by Rev. T. S. Arthur. Laurensville Herald 1/3/1851, p3

Campbell, W. H. was a consignee at Newberry Depot, Laurensville Herald 5/23/1851, p3

Canaday, Mary was a distributee of an estate advertised with Bill of Partition and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 9/12/1851, p3

Canaday, William was the husband of Mary Canaday who was a distributee of an estate advertised with Bill of Partition and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 9/12/1851, p3

Cannon, John had in his possession a stray mare 15 hands high, 14 years old, a small white spot on the forehead and both hind feet white. Laurensville Herald, 9/17/1852, p2

Cara, S. W. was assigned to Columbia District in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

CAREW & HOPKIN’S Shoe Manufactory - can be located at the corner of King & John Streets in Charleston. Laurensville Herald 4/4/1851, p2

Cargill, Elizabeth deceased her children were was distributees of the estate of Paul Finley and lived outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 8/18/1848, p3

Cargill, John W. vs W. D. Watts - in Court of Equity 150 acres of land on Duncan’s Creek to be sold to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 1/4/1850, page 3

Cargill, William M. Major married Ms. Elizabeth L. Talbert both of Mayfield, Graves County Kentucky on December 27, 1849 officiated by Rev. Mr. Searsey. Laurensville Herald 1/18/1850, page 3

CAROLINA HOUSE of Newberry SC with W. C. Wiseman proprietor. Laurensville Herald 2/16/1849, page 3

Carpenter, Albert T. Esquire died May 1, 1849 in Anderson District. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1849, page 3

Carr, Charles D. of Broad St. in Charleston SC advertised himself as Draper and Tailor, Laurensville Herald 6/16/1848, page 3

Carroll, Charles was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of American Independence. A short sketch of his life, Laurensville Herald 10/31/1851, page 1

Carter, James had a large mansion in Cross Hill by where a tornado after passing over a field of corn which was considerably damaged, utterly tore away his gin house, carrying some of its very large timbers to an immense distance some parts of which have not yet been found. Laurensville Herald 9/5/1851, p2; he was a 1852 Trustee of Cross Hill Academy, Laurensville Herald, 1/23/1852, p3

Carter, Jane E. Ms. married Joel Allison both of Laurens District on September 29, 1850 officiated by Rev. J. G. Humbert. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p4

Cater, A. P. Dr. was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anderson Male Academy, Laurensville Herald 11/15/1851, p3

Cater, R. B. Rev. formerly of South Carolina died in Lowndes ALA of cholera, Laurensville Herald 12/20/1850, p3

CEDAR SPRINGS DEAF AND DUMB ASYLUM - the institution is in Spartanburg District under the management of N. P. Walker. The mutes were seen doing Schoolwork. One of the students, Ms. Brewster who is 30 years old had been in the institutions seven months and wrote with great rapidity and sufficient accuracy while others, younger, who had been with Mr. Walker about two years were very correct in their spelling and diction. Laurensville Herald 11/22/1850, p2;l a letter from a mute, Laurensville Herald 2/28/1851, p2; on June 27, 1851 there will be an examination of the new classes in the School. Laurensville Herald 6/13/1851, p2

Cely, James M. 10 years old died April 27, 1849 in Greenville District. Laurensville Herald 5/18/1849, page 3

Chalmers, J. C. Rev. was a Trustee of MOFFATTSVILLE ACADEMY in Anderson District. Laurensville Herald 12/5/1851, p3

Chalmers, Mary Ms. married James Shell both of Laurens District on January 22, 1850 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 1/25/1850, page 3

Chamberlain, Jeremiah Dr. Rev. president of Oakland College Mississippi was killed September 5, 1851 by Mr. Briscoe who beat him over the head with the butt of the carriage whip that was loaded with lead and then stabbed him with a bowie knife. Briscoe was found a few days later lying on the ground in a dense forest in a dying state. He was black in the face, very much swollen and the blood oozing from various parts of his body and died in a few hours. Coroners inquest on Briscoe – verdict – death from causes unknown. Laurensville Herald 10/3/1851, p2

Chambers, David Esq. on October 20, 1848 while at his sugarhouse in Baton Rouge was caught in the cogwheel and before the machinery could be stopped was awfully crushed. He fell on the wheel backwards and his neck, right shoulder and arm were completely mashed. Laurensville Herald 11/10/1848, page 2

Chambers, J. S. of Aiken SC recently lost his home to fire early in the morning. It was discovered bursting through the floor of the front room by a member of the family. The house and all the furniture were entirely consumed. Arson was suspected. Laurensville Herald 11/7/1851, p2

Chambers, S. C. advertised his spring and summer goods for sale at his store in Columbia SC. Laurensville Herald 4/27/1849, page 3; he advertised for hire two clerks who were familiar with the dry goods business. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1849, page 3

Chandler, Jane Ms. married George West both of Laurens District on September 27, 1849 officiated by Rev. Moses Hill. Laurensville Herald 10/5/1849, page 3

Chandler, S. T. 35 years old died at his home in Laurens District on December 25, 1854 of pneumonia survived by a wife, two children and many other relatives. Laurensville Herald 1/5/1855, p3

Chaney, Emily Ms. second daughter of Simeon Chaney married Alfred Cheatham both of Abbeville District on November 25, 1849 officiated by Rev. B. F. Corley. Laurensville Herald 12/7/1849, page 3

Chappel, J. W. applied for letters of administration on the estate of Cyntha Whitworth, Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 3

Chappell, James took two slaves from Halifax to Hancock County in Georgia last spring. The slaves’ names were Ben and Bill and they became runaways - later captured and placed in Laurens District jail. The Sheriff of Laurens District advertised the slaves and for the owner to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take them away. Laurensville Herald 6/13/1851, p4

Chappell, John placed an advertisement in the paper about his CHAPPELL’S BRIDGE – “all reports circulating in reference to the injury my bridge sustained in the last fresh net is a vast mistake. It will suffice to say that the repeated overflow of water failed to damage my bridge in any particular – only a small portion of plank that serve for a floor was washed off. I am inclined to think the report originated from supposition”. March 21, 1850, Laurensville Herald 3/29/1850, page 3

CHARLESTON College - a summary of graduation; yearly tuition is $40; Laurensville Herald 3/8/1850, page 2

Chatham, J. W. advertised he was going to California to join in the gold rush and he wanted to settle affairs - advertising those indebted to him to make immediate payment and if not done so by February 1 will have legal cost of pay. Laurensville Herald 1/12/1849, page 3

Chatham, Thomas of Greenwood in Abbeville District married Mrs. E. Anderson of Edgefield District on December 20, 1849 officiated by Rev. William P. Hill. Laurensville Herald 1/4/1850, page 3

Cheatham, Alfred married Ms. Emily Chaney second daughter of Simeon Chaney both of Abbeville District on November 25, 1849 officiated by Rev. B. F. Corley. Laurensville Herald 12/7/1849, page 3

Cheatham, Amanda Mrs. of Abbeville District married William White of Newberry District on July 18, 1850 officiated by Rev. J. C. Vaughn. Laurensville Herald 8/16/1850, p3

Cheek, Drayton 43 years old died October 15, 1849 near Mt. Shoals in Laurens District of Quincy which developed into typhoid fever. He was survived by a wife and eight children. Laurensville Herald 11/9/1849, page 3

Cheek, Willis Jr. personal estate was derelict and was for sale on the first Monday in May, Laurensville Herald 4/11/1851, p3; 93 acres of land to be sold at Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in June. Laurensville Herald 5/9/1851, p3

CHESTNUT RIDGE SCHOOL - T. O. P. Terry will be principle for the ensuing year assisted by Mrs. Ray. Tuition is $10 a year for primary branches; $15 a year for English branches; $20 a year if mathematics are included; $25 a year if languages are included. School starts the second Monday in January 1852. Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p3; advertised for a classical teacher, Laurensville Herald, 9/17/1852, p2

Cheves, R. H. was an 1848 graduate of South Carolina College receiving an AB, Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 2

Childress, C. S. was a distributee of an estate and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p4

Childress, William A. was a distributee of an estate and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p4

Chiles, William Esquire 70 years old died at his home in Abbeville District on November 5, 1849, Laurensville Herald 11/16/1849, page 3

Choice, William deceased land in Greenville District for sale on January 1849 containing 1000 acres across Reedy River. Description of the land and personal properties given which will also be offered for sale on the same day. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

Chreitzberg, A. M. was assigned to Black Swamp for 1851 by the South Carolina annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p2

Chunn, Elizabeth was a distributee of the estate of Elizabeth Word deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 8/15/1851, p3

Chunn, Samuel A. was the husband of Elizabeth Chunn, a distributee of the estate of Elizabeth Word deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 8/15/1851, p3

Clanahan, F. E. Ms. married James Smith both of Abbeville District on January 29, 1850 officiated by Rev. James Smith. Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3

Clardy, Ethlinda applied for letters of administration on the estate of Elizabeth Clardy deceased. Laurensville Herald 2/15/1850, page 3

Clardy, James applied for letters of administration on the estate of James Clardy deceased. Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p3

Clardy, James Esquire was a Trustee of POPLAR SPRING ACADEMY for 1852. Laurensville Herald, 1/23/1852, p3

Clardy, Jesse E. was advertised having 245 acres of land for Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in August to settle a suit with Larkin Barmore and Enoch Barmore. Laurensville Herald 7/11/1851, p3; Jesse E. Clardy was advertised with 240 acres of land, a slave, and much personal property for Sheriff Sale to settle suit with William A. Puckett. Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p3

Clardy, John J. was a distributee of the estate of James Clardy deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p3

Clardy, Melinda Ms. married James F. Anderson both of Laurens District on September 7, 1851 officiated by Rev. W. B. Boyd. Laurensville Herald 9/12/1851, p2

Clardy, Michael was advertised with 175 acres of land and much personal property for Sheriff Sale to settle suit with Richard Mattox et al, Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p3

Clardy, Sara applied for letters of administration on the estate of William Clardy deceased, Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 3

Clardy, William Dr. deceased - personal items being sold by Sara S. Clardy included medical library, medicine and surgical instruments. Laurensville Herald 12/22/1848, page 3

Clarity, M. W. was a consignee at Newberry Depot, Laurensville Herald 5/23/1851, p3

CLARK & CHATHAM bought the harness & saddlery etc. business from R. V. Hix, Laurensville Herald 1/12/1849, page 3

Clark, Aaron A. of Hamburg SC advertised pianos for sale and other musical instruments; also offers the service of tuning instruments, Laurensville Herald 6/16/1848, page 4

Clark, Allen M. advertised application for letters of administration on the estate of John T. Clark deceased. Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3

Clark, H. B. and Griffin C. B. advertised their new saddle and harness shop, Laurensville Herald 11/7/1851, p2

Clark, H. B. purchased the business of J. W. Chatham and will continue at the same place in the business of Saddlery & Harness, Laurensville Herald 2/2/1849, page 3

Clark, J. was a consignee at Newberry Depot, Laurensville Herald 5/23/1851, p3

Clark, John T. deceased estate will be settled on February 11 by administrator Allen M. Clark. Laurensville Herald 1/17/1851, p3

Cline, W. A. was elected 1850 Warden for the Village of Newberry, Laurensville Herald 1/18/1850, page 2

CLINTON SC - a survey was made by L. G. Williams Esquire assisted by W. D. Watts, Dr. John W. Simpson, T. Little, Robert Owens, J. M. Young Commissioners appointed by the Court of Equity to partition the estate of W. McKelvy situated 8 miles below Laurensville on the Laurens railroad. The town was named in honor of the citizen the Hon. H. C. Young whose active efforts on behalf of the railroad by example have entitled him to be classed with the fathers of the enterprise. The Main Street of Clinton is 75 feet wide and all the others are 50 feet wide. The depot is nearly completed and the sale of the lots will take place on September 15, 1852. The location is very public, accessible by five different roads. It is the shortest and most practical and pleasant route to Greenville. Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p2; CLINTON - formerly known as FIVE POINTS - land will be sold on September 8, 1852 for cash on the day of sale, Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p3; the sale of lots ordered took place on September 8, 1852. At first there was little interest but when the train arrived things became spirited. 28 lots were sold to 20 different people at an average of $50 an acre. Laurensville Herald, 9/17/1852, p2

Clotis, Lucinda was killed by Nancy Morgan who was found guilty of manslaughter at Laurens District Court, Laurensville Herald 11/16/1849, page 2

Cloud, William and Philip Goode both of Edgefield had a difficulty between them. It resulted in the death of William Cloud. Cloud received two balls - one in the chest and the other in the back. He died within two hours from the infliction of the wounds. He was survived by a family of seven children - the youngest being the only boy in the family. Mr. Goode left during the night. Laurensville Herald 7/18/1851, p2

Cobb, Amazia B. vs Ellinder Cobb et al - Bill of Partition of land in Anderson District. Laurensville Herald 9/19/1851, p3

Cobb, J. W. was a Trustee of the Mineral Springs Academy, Laurensville Herald 11/29/1850, p3

Coburn, J. R. was assigned to Combahee and Ashepoo in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

Coburn, J. R. was assigned to Combahee and Ashepoo Mission for 1851 by the South Carolina annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p2

Cohen, Nathan A. of 157 E. Bay in Charleston SC advertised for sale foreign and domestic dry goods. Laurensville Herald 10/4/1850, p3

COKESBURY INSTITUTE - located in the Village of Cokesbury in Abbeville District - is in a flourishing condition, Laurensville Herald 11/30/1849, page 2; COKESBURY Female INSTITUTE  - F. A. Connor is the principal and will be assisted by J. H. Stokes Esquire who acts in the capacity of English teacher; Ms. E. A. Estabrook was in charge of the musical department. Laurensville Herald 12/7/1849, page 3

COKESBURY INSTITUTE - T. O. P. Terry is a graduate of Cokesbury Institute and will have charge of the Stony Knoll Academy for the coming year, Laurensville Herald 12/15/1848, page 3; Cokesbury female Institute has been in successful operation during the past year under the direction of F. A. Connor as principal and J. H. Stokes as assistant. The music Department is under the control of Mrs., were and the rates of board and tuition have not changed. Board is eight dollars a month including fuel and washing and tuition per session is eight dollars, $12 or $16 depending – Latin, Greek, French etc. advertisement, Laurensville Herald 1/3/1851, page 3

COKESBURY MALE ACADEMY - the speech that was delivered by W. H. Parlay at Cokesbury at the annual examination of the Male Academy on June 27, 1851, Laurensville Herald 7/11/1851, p2

COKESBURY MASONIC FEMALE INSTITUTE - School will resume February 1, 1855 and a management of T. A. Wanamaker who is a graduate of South Carolina College. Laurensville Herald 1/5/1855, p3

Cola, Spencer had been in an editorial dispute with John D. Williams – latest article gave his side of the argument, Laurensville Herald 8/25/1848, p2

Cole, Eli was the husband of Hester Cole who was a distributee of the estates of Frances Fincher and Rebecca Styles deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p3

Cole, Hester was a distributee of the estates of Frances Fincher and Rebecca Styles deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p3

Coleman, Allen was married to the daughter of Paul Finley deceased; she was a distributee of the estate of Paul Finley and lived outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 8/18/1848, p3

Coleman, Augustus A. formerly of Laurens District married Ms. Ann Smith of Jackson County Georgia on June 22, 1851 officiated by Rev. Christopher Sewel. Laurensville Herald 7/4/1851, p3

Coleman, Elizabeth Mrs. 34 years old wife of William B. Coleman and daughter of Abram and Nancy Thompson died in Laurens District on June 8, 1948. She was survived by her husband and three children. Laurensville Herald 7/7/1848, page 3

Coleman, Jane E. Ms. married A. Thompson both of Laurens District on November 23, 1848 officiated by Rev. D. F. Hadden. Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 3

Coleman, Mary was an inmate of the Laurens District Poorhouse, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3; Mary Coleman, a pauper, was a resident of the Laurens District Alms House, Laurensville Herald 1/4/1850, page 3

Coleman, Sabra Ms. 27 years old daughter of John W and Elizabeth Coleman died at the home of her father in Laurens District on March 27, 1851 after a severe but short illness. Laurensville Herald 4/25/1851, p3

Coley, Jackson Pauper had a blind child that was cared for by Jacob Elledge for a fee of $20 on April 17, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3; his blind child was a pauper who received appropriations from the District but did not live in the poor house; five dollars was paid April 2; $5 on July 21 for the child’s support, Laurensville Herald 1/4/1850, page 3

Collier, Edward deceased - 800 acres of land known as the White House Place lying on the waters of Long Cane Creek and joining and including the double bridges over the same stream. On the premises there are several springs and two wells of excellent water, a good dwelling house, a gin house and all other conveniences for a farm and place of residence. 300 acres or more are in the woods and well timbered. Laurensville Herald 10/19/1849, page 4

Collins, A. was the husband of Sallie W. Collins who was a distributee of the estate of William W. Johnson deceased and resided outside the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 7/12/1850, page 3

Collins, Andrew was a distributee of the estate of Sara W. Collins deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald, 10/15/1852, p3

Collins, John was the husband of Susan Collins who was a distributee of the estate of Samuel Freeman deceased and lived outside of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 3/1/1850, page 2

Collins, Sallie W. was a distributee of the estate of William W. Johnson deceased and resided outside the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 7/12/1850, page 3

Collins, Susan was a distributee of the estate of Samuel Freeman deceased and lived outside of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 3/1/1850, page 2

Compton, Daniel T. located at Young’s Store in Laurens District advertised his boots shoes for sale, Laurensville Herald 8/16/1850, p3

Conner, William G. was assigned to Cumberland in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

Connor, G. W. Major was appointed Postmaster of the Greenwood Post Office in Laurens District which has changed its name to Palmetto post office. Laurensville Herald 2/21/1851, p3

Connor, G. W. of Laurens married Ms. Mary Jane Austin daughter of Dr. W. L. M. Austin of Greenville on February 23, 1851 officiated by Rev. Barnett Smith. Laurensville Herald 2/28/1851, p3

Connors, Elizabeth P. Mrs. 26-year-old wife of Major G. W. Connors of Laurens District died December 11, 1849 after an illness of 10 days of typhoid fever. She was survived by her husband, three children, parents and other relatives. Laurensville Herald 12/21/1849, page 3

Connors, George W. of Greenwood advertised for sale fall and winter goods. Laurensville Herald 11/23/1849, page 3

Cook, Anthony G. 43 years old died January 4, 1851 of TB survived by a wife and five small children. Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p2

Cook, Daniel formerly of Laurens District but for several years a resident of Charleston died at Summerville SC on July 4, 1851 of apoplexy. He was survived by a wife, five children and many relatives and friends. Laurensville Herald 7/18/1851, p3

Cook, Daniel was co-proprietor of the Victoria Hotel on King Street in Charleston SC. Laurensville Herald 2/2/1849, page 3

Cook, Franklin a notice in the paper that he was a resident of Pontotoc Co. MS which has a new P. O. named CHERRY CREEK and all correspondence should be addressed to the new P. O. Laurensville Herald 4/25/1851, p2

Cook, Henrietta Mrs. widow of Abram Cook Esq. formerly of Georgia and daughter of the late Capt. William Irby of Laurensville SC was born 1796 and died at her home in Laurens District on September 8, 1851 at age 55 years of TB. She lingered with the illness for 18 months. She was survived by three daughters and a son. Laurensville Herald 10/3/1851, p3

Cook, James E. lost on 10/10/1849 either in Laurensville or on the Greenville Road a pocketbook containing many notes, Laurensville Herald 10/19/1849, page 3

Cook, Joshua married Ms. Margaret E. Blakely both of Greenville District on September 7, 1848 officiated by Rev. Silas Knight. Laurensville Herald 9/15/1848, page 3

Cook, Susan Ms. of Laurens District married Thomas Taylor of Newberry District on 6/13/1850 officiated by Rev. J. C. Vaughan, Laurensville Herald 6/28/1850, page 3

Cook, Susannah Mrs. deceased formerly known as Mrs. Susannah Taylor - a notice that a portion of her personal property was to be sold, consisting of slaves and other property. Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p3

Cook, William J. applied for letters of administration on the estate of Henrietta Cook deceased. Laurensville Herald 10/24/1851, p3

Cooley, Martha Ms. of Greenville District married Robert Bates of Laurens District on September 5, 1850 officiated by Rev. B. F. Mauldin. Laurensville Herald 9/13/1850, p3

Cooper, James Fenimore Esq. died September 21, 1851 at Cooperstown after a protracted illness. Laurensville Herald 9/26/1851, p2

Cooper, Jeremiah Martin son of Lewis Cooper whose mother was Zaney Bowen of Laurens District in the State of South Carolina - if living - he will find a legacy due him by applying to the subscriber who is the administrator of the estate of John Bowman deceased at Laurens CH in South Carolina. The Memphis Eagle and the Huston Telegraph will copy once a week for four weeks, Laurensville Herald 12/7/1849, page 3

Copeland, James Jr. applied for letters of administration on the estate of R. M. Copland deceased, Laurensville Herald, 10/15/1852, p3

Copeland, James Sr. and A. A. Fairburn advertised he was offering boarding for man and horse during the brigade encampment at Laurens District. Regular borders were charged $.25 a meal and $.75 a day rent; the charge also was $.75 a day for a horse, Laurensville Herald 7/4/1851, p3

Copeland, M. E. Ms. married T. H. A. Mason both of Laurens District on December 20, 1849 officiated by Rev. Elbert Lindsay. Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

Couch, Matilda Ms. of Laurens District married George Farrow of Spartanburg on December 14, 1848 officiated by Rev. A. Ray. Laurensville Herald 12/22/1848, page 3

Couch, Rody Ms. married Wesley Duval both of Laurens District on December 13, 1849 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robinson. Laurensville Herald 12/21/1849, page 3

Covin, L. J. Ms. married A. H. McAlister on March 13, 1849 in Abbeville District officiated by Rev. William H. Davis. Laurensville Herald 3/23/1849, page 3

Cox, John was the husband of Polly Cox who was a distributee of the estate of Richard Jones deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p4

Cox, Joseph was a Trustee of the Mineral Springs Academy, Laurensville Herald 11/29/1850, p3

Cox, Polly was a distributee of the estate of Richard Jones deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p4

Coxe, D. D. was assigned to Beaufort and Prince William in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

Craig, Arthur 69 years old died January 7, 1855 of typhoid fever in Keowee District after an illness of two months. Laurensville Herald 1/12/1855, p2

Craig, Elizabeth Mrs. 56-year-old wife of Thomas Craig Esq. died at Tylersville in Laurens SC on February 5, 1851 after a protracted the illness. Laurensville Herald 2/14/1851, p3

Craig, Louisa R. A. Ms. daughter of Robert Craig Esquire of Gwinnett County Georgia married John W. M. Williams on January 11, 1852 officiated by Rev. James C. Patterson. Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p2

Craig, Mr. LAURENS COURT; charged for the murder of his slave; acquitted, Laurensville Herald, 10/15/1852, p2

Craig, Samuel J. of Tylersville married Ms. Sara Saxon daughter of Joshua and E. Saxon of Laurens District on May 1, 1851 officiated by Rev. C. B. Stewart. Laurensville Herald 5/16/1851, p3

Crawford, Mary Mrs. 71 years old died November 6, 1848 in Abbeville District. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

Crayton, B. F. was secretary and treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Anderson Male Academy, Laurensville Herald 11/15/1851, p3

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

Creighton, B. of Anderson had his skin rubbed off one arm in a train accident caused by a cow on the tracks. Laurensville Herald 8/29/1851, p2

Creswell, J. was a consignee at Newberry Depot, Laurensville Herald 5/23/1851, p3

Creswell, Robert Esq. 78 years old died in this home at Eutaw Alabama on September 11, 1850. He was a native of South Carolina and lived the most part of his life in Laurens District where he practiced law. In 1816 he was elected to the office of Comptroller General and a few years after that he was Lt. Gov. of the State. He was a candidate for judge of the court of common pleas and shortly afterwards became a candidate for president of the bank of the State of South Carolina but he declined a short time after retiring from the practice of law and devoted himself entirely to his farm. Laurensville Herald 10/4/1850, p3

Crews, J. was a consignee at Newberry Depot, Laurensville Herald 5/23/1851, p3; Joseph Crews advertised his new stock of hardware and cutlery, guns and pistols, carpenter tools and any other article that could be found in a hardware store. Laurensville Herald, 10/15/1852, p3

Crews, Joseph of No. 4, Brick Range, Laurens CH advertised Bargains! Bargains!! Laurensville Herald 6/16/1848, page 3; he was selling off his stock for the purpose of enlarging his business in the spring, Laurensville Herald 1/17/1851, page 3; advertised RAGS! RAGS!, Wanted - a quantity of good clean cotton rags for which a fair price will be given. Laurensville Herald 1/17/1851, page 3

Crisp, George L. married Ms. Elizabeth Austin both of Laurens District on June 28, 1849 officiated by Rev. S. B. Lewers, Laurensville Herald 7/6/1849, page 3

Crisp, Susan Ms. married Melmouth Atwood on January 14, 1849 at Chestnut Ridge Church officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robinson. Laurensville Herald 1/19/1849, page 3

Crisp. John M. found a bright sorrel horse, 12 years old, blind in the left eye, old shoes on; 15 hands high, several small scars on his right shoulder, both hind feet white up to the pastern; some marks of the gear and saddle on him; appraised at $30; the owner can locate the animal at the residence of J. M. Crisp 10 miles below Laurens CH on Milton Road. Laurensville Herald 8/9/1850, page 3

Croft, Randall advertised a bunch of lost keys on a steel ring on the Greenville and Laurens Road. A reward was offered for the finder. Laurensville Herald 11/9/1849, page 3

Croft, Randall of Newberry CH advertised for the return of a black pointer slut answering to the call of ‘rose’ and having a small white spot on the chest and on the two front feet; suitable reward to be given. Laurensville Herald 11/22/1850, p3; Dr. R. Croft was a consignee at Newberry Depot, Laurensville Herald 5/23/1851, p3

Cromwell, C. A. was assigned to Cokesbury in Cokesbury District for 1851 by the South Carolina annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p2

Cromwell, Emma Ms. married J. J. W. Whitmore both of Abbeville on July 17, 1851 officiated by Rev. D. W. Barton. Laurensville Herald 8/1/1851, p3

Cromwell, Jane Ms. of Abbeville married Thomas Jones on July 15, 1851 officiated by Rev. C. C. Wightman. Laurensville Herald 8/1/1851, p3

Crook, W was assigned to Orangeburg for 1851 by the South Carolina annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p2

Crook, W. was assigned to Orangeburg in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

CROSS HILL - a tornado passed over on August 20, 1851 at 2 o'clock in the morning destroying almost everything in its course. No one was killed or received serious injury including the cattle belonging to several families – a remarkable thing in itself. It was first seen on the property of Dr. R. E. Campbell who had the framework of a new dwelling entirely demolished by a number of large trees falling on it. It next destroyed all the beautiful forest on the lot of Rev. Mr. Hyde, blowing off the roofs of houses and hurling the large trees of timber around the dwelling into his yard. Next to be attacked were the buildings attached to the large mansion in Cross Hill owned by James Carter where after passing over a field of corn which was considerably damaged, utterly tore away his gin house, carrying some of its very large timbers to an immense distance some parts of which have not yet been found. Daniel Ligon had all his outhouses blown away, tearing down his slave house in which his slaves were sleeping but all escaped unhurt. The houses belonging to William Lindsey situated on the most elevated spot in the area were all blown away. The storm carried off the greater part of the furniture and much clothing belonging to his family. The fencing all around was swept onto the ground, exposing the present crops of the fields to the ravages of domestic animals. The citizens banded together and secured and repaired a greater part of the buildings. Laurensville Herald 9/5/1851, p2

CROSS HILL ACADEMY - the Board of Trustees made arrangements to provide the Female Academy with the piano. A first-rate instrument was ordered and Ms. Clarke appointed to teach that department. The Rev. Mr. Hyde will in her absence give his attention to the Female School. Laurensville Herald 1/31/1851, p3; a summary of the examinations given the male and Female students. Laurensville Herald 3/21/1851, p2; advertisement – classes resume the second Monday in January 1852. Mr. Pulliam, a graduate of Erskine College, will take charge of the Male Department. Ms. Harriet R. Walker of Spartanburg formerly of Limestone Springs will take charge of the Female Department. The music Department will be conducted by Mrs. S. M. Adamson of Laurensville. Tuition rates were given: basic rate of $11 a year; if including English, grammar and geography tuition is $16 a year; if embracing mathematics, history, natural and moral philosophy and the higher branches of English tuition is $25 a year; if embracing the classical departments the tuition is $32 a year; instruction of music is $30 a year. Names of Trustees given. Laurensville Herald, 1/23/1852, p3; Cross Hill Female Academy will resume classes on the second Monday in January 1855. The primary department is under the direction of Ms. Eliza Pelot and Ms. Laura G. Wilbur. The School is 12 miles from Laurens, Martin's depot and Chappells depot. The Male Academy will be open at the same time. Laurensville Herald 1/5/1855, p3

Crosson, Mr. was elected a South Carolina Representative to the Legislature, Laurensville Herald, 10/15/1852, p2

Crowell, C. A. was appointed to Cokesbury District for 1849 by the SC Annual Meth. Conference, Laurensville Herald 1/5/1849, page 2

Crygier, J. J. advertised to Daguerreotypes for sale, Laurensville Herald 11/23/1849, page 3

Culberson, John Capt. living 10 miles west of Laurens CH reported a stray sorrel horse about seven years old with a blaze in the face, two hind feet white, marks of harness, no other marks noticed – appraised at $60. The owner was requested to come for the horse and take it away after giving proof of property and paying expenses. Laurensville Herald 9/29/1848, page 3

Culbertson, Hannah Ms. daughter of Capt. John Culbertson married Capt. H. H. Watkins all of Laurens District on January 30, 1851 officiated by Rev. W. B. Boyd. Laurensville Herald 2/7/1851, p3

Culbreath, Joseph Lieut. was given sumptuous entertainment on August 25 in gratitude for his gallantry in the field of battle. Laurensville Herald 9/29/1848, page 2

Cunningham, E. advertised for payment of debts owed, Laurensville Herald 2/2/1849, page 3

Cunningham, Eliza Jane Ms. only daughter of James and Huldah Cunningham married Cullen Lark both of Laurens District on July 10, 1849 officiated by Rev. W. P. Martin. Laurensville Herald 7/20/1849, page 3

Cunningham, Hulduh Mrs. 62 years old wife of James Cunningham of Laurens District died March 8, 1850 after an illness of some months. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was survived by her husband and only daughter and a son-in-law and friends. Laurensville Herald 3/29/1850, page 3

Cunningham, Jane (formerly Jane Luke) was a distributee of an estate and lived outside the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3

Cunningham, Joseph deceased - between 50 and 60 slaves belonging to his estate were sold in Camden SC at extraordinary high prices with an average of $1100 given for each of eight of them, Laurensville Herald 1/31/1851, page 1

Cunningham, Mr. a young man belonging to a wealthy family in Georgia was confined in the Blockley Asylum in Philadelphia and committed suicide on October 30, 1851 by hanging himself. Laurensville Herald 11/7/1851, p2

Cunningham, Rebecca Ms. oldest daughter of John Cunningham Esquire formerly of Laurens District in South Carolina married Dr. George W. Brownder on May 6, 1851 in Perry County Alabama officiated by Rev. D. D. Sanderson. Laurensville Herald 5/30/1851, p3

Cunningham, Robert was a delegate representing Laurens District on the Committee of Safety for South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 5/18/1849, page 2

Cunningham, Sara Mrs. 73 years old widow of Robert Cunningham died March 28, 1851 at the home of Dr. E. G. Simpson at Abbeville District. She was a member of Liberty Springs Church in Laurens District until she moved six years ago. She was the sister of Dr. R. Campbell Sr. Laurensville Herald 4/25/1851, p3

Cunningham, William was the husband of Jane Cunningham who was a distributee of an estate and lived outside the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3

Cureton, Abner H. died March 3, 1850 at the home of David Bell, 8 miles West of Laurens Village. Laurensville Herald 3/15/1850, page 3

Cureton, Caroline Ms. daughter of A. H. Cureton of Greenville District married Thomas C. Johnson on July 7, 1850 officiated by Rev. L. Deen. Laurensville Herald 7/19/1850, page 3


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