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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Jacks, Isaac son of William and Polly Jacks married Ms. Sara Dillard daughter of James and Elizabeth Dillard all of Laurens District at the home of John Johnson Esquire on April 16, 1851 officiated by J. Johnson Esquire. Laurensville Herald 4/25/1851, p3

Jacks, Thomas S. Dr. married Ms. Sara Raiford both of Laurens District on October 30, 1849 officiated by Rev. James L. Young. Laurensville Herald 11/2/1849, page 3

Jackson, H. B. had a lengthy advertisement for all his goods at his store in Hamburg SC. Laurensville Herald 10/15/1852, p3

Jacobs, P. S. was elected recorder of a Council of Royal and Select Masons, the fifth of the state for the ensuing Masonic year. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1854, p2

James, Alcey deceased her children were distributees of the estate of Elizabeth Word deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 8/15/1851, p3

James, Benjamin Dr. of Newberry Village married Ms. L. F. Martin of Laurens District on July 25, 1850 officiated by Rev. E. Lindsey. Laurensville Herald 8/2/1850, page 3

James, Benjamin of Greenville District married Mrs. Nancy Jones of Laurens District on September 22, 1850 officiated by Rev. J. G. Humbert. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p4

James, E. F. Mrs. was the new principal of Laurensville Female Academy. Laurensville Herald 7/19/1850, page 3

James, George S. Sgt. Maj. of the Mexican War - a short summary of the gallantry causing his promotion from private to Sgt. Maj. Laurensville Herald 8/18/1848, p3; Sgt. G. S. James was honored for his gallantry during the war by the students of Erskine College, details, Laurensville Herald 9/8/1848, page 2; his patriotism was described by Beaufort T. Watts Esq. in his speech at Liberty Springs, details, Laurensville Herald 10/13/1848, page 1; another speech, Laurensville Herald 10/20/1848, page 1

James, John S. of Columbia placed the notes and accounts due him into the hands of Thomas W. Holloway for collection. Laurensville Herald 2/7/1851, p3; Major John S. James died in Charleston on April 10, 1851. He was a lawyer and a native of Laurens District and for a long time was the Commissioner of Equity of Laurens District. Surviving was a widow and two small children besides two sons and a daughter by a former marriage. Laurensville Herald 4/18/1851, p2; his funeral sermon will be in the Presbyterian Church in Laurens on June 18 at 11 AM. Laurensville Herald 6/6/1851, p2; because of the indisposition of Rev. Mr. Palmer the funeral sermon will be postponed until July 16. Laurensville Herald 6/13/1851, p2; his funeral sermon was pronounced at Laurensville on July 16, 1851 by Rev. W. B. Palmer of Columbia. The sermon will be printed in pamphlet form. Laurensville Herald 7/25/1851, p2

James, John S. was relocating to Charleston to start a business in receiving and forwarding merchandise (Like unto UPS), Laurensville Herald 7/26/1850, page 3

James, Robert B. was the husband of Alcey James deceased 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

Jennings, Eli of Spartanburg District committed suicide by hanging on July 15, 1850. Laurensville Herald 7/19/1850, page 2

JOHNSON Female SEMINARY - located at Anderson CH; classes start February 1850; Mrs. Mary E. Daniel is principal; Ms. Charlotte Paine is Vice Principal; Rev. J. Scott Murry is the instructor in Latin and Greek languages and mathematics. The music department will be run by Prof. Wagstaff and assisted by Ms. Cassandra Hewitt. The teachers reside at the Brown's Hotel on the Northwest corner of the public square. Laurensville Herald 1/25/1850, page 3; examinations commenced on August 5; a lengthy description of the event, Laurensville Herald 8/9/1850, page 3

JOHNSON, DAVID GOVERNOR – on Broad River Plantation caused all his young colored slaves between the ages of 2 and 12 years to move from his River plantation to his upper plantation where he had a large double cabin built for their accommodation because of the great salubrity (good for the health) on the upper plantation. On May 26 in the evening the cabin caught fire while the 41 children and three nurses were asleep in the cabin. The fire was so rapid in progress that it was found impossible to rescue all the children and 20 of them died. Laurensville Herald 7/7/1848, page 2; he is now able to walk about the house by the aid of crutches; his general health has suffered much from his long confinement. He hopes to be in Columbia on 7 November at which time he will call the Legislature together to cast the electoral vote of the state for President and Vice President. Laurensville Herald 9/29/1848, page 2; his annual message to the Honorable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives, Laurensville Herald 12/8/1848, page 1, 4

Johnson, David Hon. Ex-Governor died January 14, 1855 from an illness of several weeks. For more than a year his health has been failing. He was 73 years old at the time of death. He was elected Law Judge 1815 and served in that capacity for a few years and then was elected Chancellor in equity court. In 1846 he was elected Gov. For the past few years he has lived at Limestone Springs. Laurensville Herald 1/19/1855, p2

Johnson, Drusilla was a distributee in the estate of Kathryn Simmons deceased and resided outside of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 12/12/1851, p4

Johnson, Ezekiel to settle suit with James bonds was having 11 bales of cotton sold at Sheriff Sale to settle Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p3

Johnson, Henry applied for letters of administration on the estate of Kathryn Simmons deceased. Laurensville Herald 4/18/1851, p3; Henry Johnson was the husband of Drusilla Johnson who was a distributee in the estate of Kathryn Simmons deceased and resided outside of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 12/12/1851, p4

Johnson, Henry married Ms. Clarissa Abercrombie both of Laurens District on November 1, 1849 officiated by Rev. Z. W. Barnes. Laurensville Herald 11/30/1849, page 3

Johnson, Jefferson G. was hired as the new principal of the Male Academy. He comes with a diploma from East Tennessee University. Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3

Johnson, L. H. 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

Johnson, Mary T. Ms. married James Williams on February 1, 1851 at the home of Dr. James Tinsly officiated by Rev. E. Lindsey. Laurensville Herald 2/7/1851, p3

Johnson, Nancy pauper was cared for by A. Culbertson for a fee of $10 on July 27, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3; Nancy Johnson (died in 1849) was a pauper who received appropriations from the District but did not live in the poor house; $5 was paid March 31 for her support, Laurensville Herald 1/4/1850, page 3

Johnson, Rebecca Ms. a student at Laurensville Female Academy represented Spring on May Day 1850. Laurensville Herald 5/17/1850, page 2

Johnson, Rebecca Ms. married O. Burgess both of Laurens Village on May 4, 1851 officiated by Rev. D. F. Hadden. Laurensville Herald 5/9/1851, p3

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

Johnson, W. B. Esquire who is the editor of the South Carolinian lost his home and most of his furniture on January 14, 1851 to fire of unknown cause. Laurensville Herald 2/7/1851, p2

Johnson, William James four years, six months and six days old son of Burris and Martha A. Johnson died in Cusseta Co. ALA on November 21, 1851 of the croup. Laurensville Herald 12/19/1851, p2

Johnston, James married Ms. Sara Newton on May 3, 1849 in Anderson District officiated by Rev. W. G. Mullinax. Laurensville Herald 5/18/1849, page 3

Jones & Thomason was a consignee at Newberry Depot, Laurensville Herald 5/23/1851, p3

Jones, A. C. Brig. Gen. of the 10th Regiment of the South Carolina Militia posted dates and times for regimental reviews throughout the area. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1849, page 3

Jones, A. C. had possession of a stray light bay horse with a white spot on his forehead – nine years old – 16 hands high – appraised at $50. The owner was requested to come forward, prove his property and pay expenses. Laurensville Herald 5/10/1850, page 3

Jones, A. C. was nominated to be a delegate to the state convention - his lengthy reply was ‘secession was the flag he would unfurl to the breeze and under it was willing to jeopardize life, property and everything he held dear on earth’. Laurensville Herald 1/31/1851, p3; A. C. Jones was one of five citizens of Laurens voted to represent the District at the State Convention, Laurensville Herald 2/14/1851, p2

Jones, Amy Mrs. 75 years old died 5/31/1850 in the upper part of Laurens District. Laurensville Herald 6/7/1850, page 3

Jones, Cornelia Ms. 17-year-old daughter of Gen. T. F. Jones and Emily Jones died at Spring Grove on December 22, 1849. She was survived by her parents and brothers and sisters. Laurensville Herald 1/4/1850, page 3

Jones, E. P. of Greenville District was elected to the state legislature, Laurensville Herald 10/18/1850, p2

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

Jones, Henry was married to the daughter of Wyman H. A summary deceased (Name not given) who was a distributee of the estate of Wyman H. Montgomery deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 7/12/1850, page 3

Jones, J. M. Capt. was elected on June 22, 1849 as Major of the Upper Battalion of the 40th Regiment of the South Carolina Militia. Laurensville Herald 7/13/1849, page 2

Jones, J. W. advertised he was opening up a School both Male and Female at the PRATHER HOUSE located 1 mile from Savannah River in 5 miles north of Petersburg next year. Tuition was listed and names of music teachers were given, Laurensville Herald, 1/23/1852, p3

Jones, James A. married Ms. Ann Leaman daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Leaman both of Laurens District on June 22, 1849 officiated by Rev. E. F. Hyde. Laurensville Herald 7/6/1849, page 3

Jones, James deceased 100 acres of land advertised for Sheriff Sale on December 1848, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

Jones, John applied for letters of administration on the estate of Richard Jones deceased. Laurensville Herald 10/13/1848, page 3

Jones, L. J. Esquire was the 1850 recording secretary of the Newberry Agricultural Society, Laurensville Herald 7/26/1850, page 3

Jones, M. M. was the administrator of the estate of Richard Jones deceased. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p4

Jones, Nancy Mrs. of Laurens District married Benjamin James of Greenville District on September 22, 1850 officiated by Rev. J. G. Humbert. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p4

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

Jones, Richard deceased was advertised - distributees John McNeely and Elizabeth his wife, Garland A. Glenn and Anna his wife, John Cox and Polly his wife reside outside the state and were given three months to give consent or contest the settlement. Laurensville Herald 10/4/1850, p3

Jones, Richard Esquire 85 years old died at the home of his son near Centerville, (Poem), Laurensville Herald 9/29/1848, page 3

Jones, Samuel C. (The sur name might be incorrect – difficult to read) married Ms. Letitia Henry both of Laurens District on November 1, 1849 officiated by Rev. J. L. Young. Laurensville Herald 11/9/1849, page 3

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

Jones, W. J. M. Capt. advertised himself as a candidate for tax collector in the next election. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1848, page 3

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

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

Jordan, Daniel of Rockingham NC married Miss N. A. Ritchie on May 10, 1849 in Abbeville District officiated by Rev. McNeill Turner. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1849, page 3

Junior, Andy of Georgia married Ms. Elizabeth Nix of Union District on December 25, 1849 officiated by W. H. Langston Esquire. Laurensville Herald 12/28/1849, page 1

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Kearny, General died from disease at St. Louis Missouri on October 29, 1848. Laurensville Herald 11/10/1848, page 2

Keerison, C & E. L. & Co. of 209 King St., NW corner of King and Market Streets advertised as direct importers of foreign dry goods, Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p3

Keith, Eliza Ms. married Dr. J. W. Earle, (rest of the notice torn off), Laurensville Herald 5/25/1849, page 3

Kellar, William married Ms. Sara Lame both of Spartanburg District on August 28, 1851 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 9/12/1851, p2

Kelly, J. W. was assigned to Cooper River in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

Kennady, Susan Ms. married Thomas L. Badget on June 29, 1948 officiated by Rev. T. Robinson. Laurensville Herald 7/7/1848, page 3

Kennedy, Alexander was the husband of Martha Kennedy 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

Kennedy, James P. 34 years old died at the home of his mother at Laurensville on February 12, 1851. Laurensville Herald 2/28/1851, p3

Kennedy, Joseph of Fairfield District married Mrs. Nancy Maxwell of Newberry District on October 6, 1850 officiated by Rev. J. C. Vaughan. Laurensville Herald 10/18/1850, p3

Kennedy, Martha was a distributee of an estate and lived outside the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3

Kennedy, Mrs. of Sumter District lost 20 bales of cotton in a fire stored in the cotton warehouse belonging to H. Levy & Son on October 21, 1850. Cause of the fire was not known. Laurensville Herald 11/8/1850, page 1

Kennedy, N. O. applied for letters of administration on the estate of J. P. Kennedy deceased. Laurensville Herald 2/21/1851, p3

Kennedy, William G. was admitted as an attorney in the South Carolina Courts of Law, Laurensville Herald 12/13/1850, p3

Kernals, Draton married Ms. Roda Wakefield both of Laurens District on September 28, 1848 officiated by Rev. J. L. Anderson. Laurensville Herald 9/8/1848, page 3

KERNS, JOHN F. and Jesse S. Hicks – Dissolution of partnership, Laurensville Herald 11/3/1848, page 3

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

Kerny, Joseph was the husband of Jane Kearney 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

Kerr, J. F. was elected 1855 Director of the Laurens RR, Laurensville Herald 1/5/1855, p2

Kerrison, C. & E. S. of 209 King St. in Charleston at the corner of Market Street advertised a choice stock of fancy and staple dry goods. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1849, page 3

Ketcham, William advertised his business known as the AMERICAN HOTEL of Hamburg SC. Laurensville Herald 9/29/1848, page 3

Kibler, D. was a consignee at Newberry Depot, Laurensville Herald 5/23/1851, p3

Kilgore, H. Ms. of Greenville married M. M. Hunter of Laurens on December 19, 1848 officiated by Rev. S. B. Lewers, Laurensville Herald 12/22/1848, page 3

Kinard, H. H. Gen. was the 1850 treasurer of the Newberry Agricultural Society, Laurensville Herald 7/26/1850, page 3

Kinard, James P. Dr. was buried January 14, 1855. The remains arrived at Newberry from Paris a few days prior and were taken to the dwelling of General Kinard his father. The Masons took charge of the services. On January 14 the remains were taken to the Methodist Church where an appropriate and impressive sermon was delivered by Rev. Mr. McSwain. The remains were then acompanied to the burying ground by the lodges of the Odd Fellows and Masons and an immense concourse of citizens. Laurensville Herald 1/19/1855, p2

Kinard, John P. advertised $100 reward for a large bay mare mule between two and three years old belonging to him that had either been taken or had strayed from the premises on November 15. Reward will be paid for the proof sufficient for conviction of any person who took the animal. The mule had no particular marks except the left leg being rubbed by a trace. If the mule has strayed and the person who has taken the animal will let him know so that he can recover the mule a liberal reward will be paid. He had recently purchased the mule on September 2, 1848 from G. T. Salter of Kentucky. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

Kinard, Martin Captain deceased his personal and real estate was advertised for sale on December 5, 1854 by his executor H. H. Kinard. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1854, p2

King, Elizabeth Ms. married John Lipford both of Laurens District on November 4, 1850 officiated by Rev. Moses Hill, Laurensville Herald 11/22/1850, p3

King, George employed in the Augusta cotton factory accidentally stumbled and in falling his hand and arm were caught in the belt of the drum by which he was drawn up and instantly killed. Laurensville Herald 10/22/1852, p2

Kirby, Marcus a citizen of Spartanburg District residing 9 miles below the town shortly after leaving for his home was overtaken and assaulted with abusive language by a man named Pearce who was in a state of intoxication. A fight soon followed in which Kirby was knifed about 6 inches in the neck by Pearce. At first the wound was thought to be fatal but with a physician's care Kirby will recover. Laurensville Herald 12/14/1849, page 2

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

Kirkland, William lived outside the limits of the state. John Simmons attached a declaration in debt and Kirkland was given a year and a day to contest or concur with the judgment. Laurensville Herald 9/29/1848, page 3

Kirkpatrick, Barbara Ms. 27 years old wife of Turner Milam was murdered on August 25 1850 at their place two miles below the Village. The deed was performed by a colored woman named Elliott who was the property of Mr. Milam. She has been arrested and placed in jail. The deceased was the daughter of Alexander Kirkpatrick deceased formerly of Laurens District. Laurensville Herald 9/27/1850, p2; Elliott was sentenced to be hung 9/25/1850. Laurensville Herald 10/4/1850, p3

Kirkpatrick, Jane versus– Bill for Partition – 175 acres of land in Laurens District on Raburn's Creek, Laurensville Herald 10/19/1849, page 3

Kirkpatrick, Thomas advertised 175 acres of land for sale. Laurensville Herald 11/3/1848, page 3; Thomas Kirkpatrick deceased - a tract of land and Tanyard were advertised for rent. It was located on Reedy River in Laurens District. The land was for rent for one year and the Tanyard for three years. Also his personal estate will be sold including a slave named Levy who is 20 to 25 years old and has been taught and employed in the tanning business for the last 10 years; a two horse wagon harnessed; a set of Georgia Burhs for wheat; leather and iron and other articles, Laurensville Herald 10/19/1849, page 4

Kitchens, Elizabeth Ms. of Unionville married B. Richards of Newberry on July 23, 1850 officiated by Rev. Mr. Seay. Laurensville Herald 7/26/1850, page 3

Klinck, James 16 years old oldest son of John G. Klinck Esq. formally of Laurens died December 26, 1849 at the home of his father in the city of Memphis Tennessee. Laurensville Herald 1/25/1850, page 3

Knight, Berryman was the husband of Elizabeth Knight who was a distributee of the estate of John Vaughan Sr. and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/10/1848, page 3

Knight, David T. advertised he found a stray brown mare 15 hands high, four years old, no marks or brands seen, barefooted and appraised at $75. The owner is requested to come and pay for the expenses and take the horse away or it will be dealt with according to law. The mare can be found at his place near Tumbling Shoal, 13 miles above Laurensville. Laurensville Herald 1/24/1851, p3

Knight, Elizabeth was a distributee of the estate of John Vaughan Sr. and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/10/1848, page 3

Knight, Frances was a distributee of the estate of John Vaughan Sr. and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/10/1848, page 3

Knight, James A. has found a strayed bay mare 14 hands high, 6 years old; one big Ancie on right hind foot; back sore; appraised at $35. Animal was being kept at Allen’s Shoal on Raburn’s Creek 9 miles north of Laurensville on the Greenville Rd. Owner asked to claim property after showing proof and paying expenses, Laurensville Herald 6/14/1850, page 3

Knight, James was elected 1855 Director of the Laurens RR, Laurensville Herald 1/5/1855, p2

Knight, John married Ms. Nancy Carolyn Bolt both of Laurens on October 2, 1851 officiated by Rev. W. B. Boyd. Laurensville Herald 10/31/1851, p2

Knight, S. Ms. married M. Elmore in Laurens District on March 11, 1849 officiated by Rev. Mr. Hill, Laurensville Herald 3/23/1849, page 3

Knight, Silas Rev. was elected tax collector of Laurens District. Laurensville Herald 1/12/1849, page 2

Knight, William was the husband of Frances Knight who was a distributee of the estate of John Vaughan Sr. and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/10/1848, page 3


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