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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Macabee, A. of Spartanburg advertised a stray or stolen Bay Mare and a Dun Mule from his wagon near Cross Hill on 12/26/1848. The mare had several white spots on her back and the mule had a nip in the left ear; both were marked by harness. Laurensville Herald 1/5/1849, page 3

Mackay, John G. married Ms. Larissa Ann Halk both of Laurens District on January 9, 1849 officiated by Rev. Silas Knight. Laurensville Herald 1/12/1849, page 3

Madden, Henry D. was re-elected Keeper of the Poor House, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 2; he was paid $225 for a salary on January 7, 1848; $50 on Aug. 25, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

Madden, M. Ann Ms. formerly of Harris County Georgia married Dr. A. L. Wilson formally of Laurens District on March 4, 1849 in Monroe County Arkansas at the home of Mrs. Mahala Wiles officiated by Rev. R. S. Bell. Laurensville Herald 4/6/1849, page 3

Madden, Mabra administrator of the estate of Rebecca Madden advertised sale of personal property of deceased including slaves named Sam, Turner, March, Tamer, Cate, Permelia. Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p2

Maddox, William was a distributee of the estate of James Riley deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p3

Maffett, James was a delegate representing Newberry District on the Committee of Safety for South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 5/18/1849, page 2

Mahaffy, Hosea executor of the estate of Hugh Mahaffy deceased advertised to settle the estate. James Henderson and Elizabeth his wife and Sara Abercrombie all resided outside the limits of the state. They were given notice of three months to either consent or contest the settlement. Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3

Mahaffy, Melinda Ms. married William Blakeley both of Greenville District on September 30, 1851 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 10/24/1851, p2

Mahon, Thomas was an 1851 Trustee of Stony Knoll Academy in Laurens District. Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p3

Mairs, A. advertised fall and winter goods for sale at Laurensville. Laurensville Herald 11/7/1851, p3

Mairs, A. of Laurensville advertised spring and summer goods for sale. Laurensville Herald 4/27/1849, page 3

Malone, William - Sheriff Sale of his slave boy Alexander who is 12 years old which was levied on as property in a lawsuit, Laurensville Herald 4/27/1849, page 3

Malone, William advertised the sale of two of his slaves to settle a lawsuit - Alexander 12 years old and a girl about five years old, Laurensville Herald 5/18/1849, page 3

Manning, J. Laurence was the Gov. and Commander-in-Chief of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1854, p2

Mantz, Mary Mrs. an elderly lady of Edgefield was badly hurt when the carriage in which she was riding capsized details, Laurensville Herald, 10/15/1852, p2

Marden, John alias Samuel F. Parks - 18 or 20 years old presented an order for some clothing at the store in Laurensville. The order was discovered to be a forgery and he left very suddenly. He rode a bright sorrel horse of ordinary size and was last seen near Scuffletown on his way to Spartanburg. He wore a white Mexican hat enclosed in a Panama, a green tweed frock coat, satin vest, green pantaloons and boots. He is with a light complexion, sandy hair and 5 foot seven or 8 inches tall. Laurensville Herald 8/1/1851, p2

Marion, Francis – a sketch of his life, Laurensville Herald 11/21/1851, p1

Marr, James late of Marshall County Mississippi was found dead near the steamboat landing in Memphis on January 26, 1850. He was known to have had $500 or $600 in his possession and no money was found on his person. It is presumed that he was murdered and then robbed. Laurensville Herald 2/1/1850, page 2

Marshall, A. G. was manager of the Palmetto House of Columbia South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 2/16/1849, page 3

Marshall, Chief Justice - A short sketch of his life, Laurensville Herald 10/31/1851, page 1

Marshall, Edney 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

Marshall, George of Abbeville District on July 8, 1849 a severe storm of wind passed over his plantation and did considerable damage but the most serious of all was the loss of a nine years old black boy who was carried off by the storm and has not been seen since. Laurensville Herald 7/13/1849, page 3

Marshall, Richard was the husband of Edney Marshall 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

Martin, A. P. and O. E. Edwards applied for letters of administration on the estate of Dr. Charles F. Gary deceased. Laurensville Herald 8/1/1851, p3

Martin, A. P. of Huntsville in Laurens District advertised his watch was stolen on the night of April 26, 1849. It had one gold lever and fob chain. The watch is carved on the face and the figures on the face are raised. The price of the watch was in the marking characters on the inside of the case. The seal has a white setter in the end. The guard is a brown-black cord with a small flat gold clasp. At the same time a plain silver watch was also taken. Liberal reward for the apprehension of the thief. Laurensville Herald 5/4/1849, page 3

Martin, A. P. was nominated to be a delegate to the state convention - his lengthy reply was he would not shrink from responsibility but will cast his vote for South Carolina secession from the Union. Laurensville Herald 1/31/1851, p3

Martin, A. T. in settling the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth East advertised first and last notice to those having demands against the estate. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1848, page 3

Martin, Ann Elizabeth 17-month-old daughter of M. D. Martin and J. P. Martin died July 17, 1851 of chronic diarrhea at the home of her parents in Mississippi. Laurensville Herald 8/1/1851, p3

Martin, Annette 12 years old oldest daughter of Col. J. C. Martin died in Abbeville District on April 27, 1849. Laurensville Herald 5/11/1849, page 3

Martin, Beverly was in the act of ramming the charge into the cannon at the RAILROAD barbecue when the powder exploded wounding him very severely and it is feared dangerously – his arms and legs being extensively lacerated. Laurensville Herald 7/13/1849, page 2

Martin, Daniel applied for letters of administration on the estate of A. G. Cook deceased. Laurensville Herald 1/17/1851, p3

Martin, Edward deceased – the guardian of the estate of his infant daughter advertised for all persons indebted to this estate are required to make payment by September 15, 1848, Laurensville Herald 8/18/1848, p3

Martin, Emily Ms. married John Shockley both of Laurens District on November 29, 1849 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robinson. Laurensville Herald 12/7/1849, page 3

Martin, George P. a Citizen of Edgefield District SC committed suicide on December 19 while on a visit with a friend in Amanga County Alabama. He first attempted to cut his throat and then he discharged the contents of the double-barreled gun through his head placing the muzzle just above the chin. Failing in both of those attempts he finally resorted to the rifle and shot himself through the body. He was survived by a wife and two children. Laurensville Herald 12/20/1850, p3

Martin, Henry H. and wife vs Martha Garrett - Bill for partition, Laurensville Herald 5/16/1851, p3

Martin, James a FACTOR AND COMMISSION MERCHANT has moved from Columbia to Charleston and is located at office No. 3, Boyce & Co. Wharf, Charleston. Laurensville Herald 10/5/1849, page 3

Martin, James H. married Ms. Mary Watkins both of Laurens District on December 7, 1848 officiated by Rev. S. Knight. Laurensville Herald 12/15/1848, page 3

Martin, John C. of Abbeville District lost his home in a tornado but no one was injured. Laurensville Herald 3/30/1849, page 2

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

Martin, Lorenzo was the husband of Sara Martin who was a distributee of the estate of William Powers Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 11/3/1848, page 3

Martin, Martha J. Ms. married Matthew Benjamin both of Laurens District on March 7, 1848 officiated by Rev. J. L. Young. Laurensville Herald 3/15/1850, page 3

Martin, Mary Mrs. deceased stipulated in her will to have a wall built around the family burial grounds at the residence of the Armstrong Family lying immediately in the vicinity of Spring Grove Post Office in Laurens District. The executor of the will, A. F. Golding, advertised for stone and brick masons to carry out her wishes. Laurensville Herald 9/22/1848, page 3

Martin, Philip applied for the administration of the estate of Francis Braddock deceased. Laurensville Herald 11/3/1848, page 3

Martin, Reuben located 3 miles above Scuffletown advertised spring and summer goods for sale. Laurensville Herald 4/27/1849, page 3

Martin, Salathie lost his barn and stables located 4 miles from the town of Spartanburg by fire on January 19, 1852 together with the quantity of fodder, a two horse carriage and a horse. Another horse was so badly burned it is not expected to live. Cause of the fire is not known. Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p2

Martin, Sara was a distributee of the estate of William Powers Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 11/3/1848, page 3

Martin, Tabitha advertised that on May 11, 1851 her horse strayed. It was a gray horse about 16 hands high with black mane and tail and three legs black to the knee, the right hind leg white. Horse last seen at Mrs. Hunter’s near Scuffletown and is supposed to have gone to Spartanburg District. Liberal reward. Laurensville Herald 5/23/1851, p3

Martindale, James Capt. of Laurensville displayed a yam potato of the African kind of enormous size being 16 1/2 inches in circumference, 18 inches long, weighing 6 1/2 pounds. Laurensville Herald 10/18/1850, p2

MARTINIQUE - Capt. Mercier left the port of Martinique on May 24th, arriving in Europe, giving the report of a massacre of the white inhabitants of the island of St. Thomas at St. Pierre with the burning of the buildings. There was dreadful confusion and many lives lost; troops from Fort Royal were called but refuse to act and retreated to their quarters. Those who escaped left everything behind right before their home was set on fire and sentries were placed to keep anyone from escaping. The disturbance is supposed to have spread over the entire island of St. Thomas. Laurensville Herald 6/30/1848, page 2

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

Mason, Jim a free man of color was found dead in the woods in Anderson. Coroner’s inquest gave a verdict of death by intemperance and exposure to the weather. Laurensville Herald 1/18/1850, page 2

MASONS - on November 10, 1854 Dr. A. G. Macke, secretary general of the Supreme Council 33rd degree, organized a Council of Royal and Select Masons, the fifth of the state. A list of officers for the Masonic year were given. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1854, p2; about the Masonic meeting at Pendleton called for the purpose of conducting a funeral at Farmer's Hall where the remains of Gov. Burt of Nebraska were deposited the evening before. The address given at the funeral was printed in the paper. Laurensville Herald 1/5/1855, p2

MASONS OF LAURENS - Palmetto Lodge No. 19 celebrated St. John's Day on June 24 in Laurens. The general turn out and the number of visitors from a distance was truly flattering. The procession was formed at the Lodge room at 11 AM and preceded in a beautiful order to the Grove at the Male Academy, preceded by a band of music at which place seats had been provided. A large concourse of ladies and gentlemen were waiting to see and hear what the Masons had to do and say. After prayer the speaker of the occasion rose and delivered in an eloquent and graceful manner one of the most chaste and elegant addresses that had been our fortune to listen to in a great while. There were 125 Masons present and about 300 ladies and gentlemen. Laurensville Herald 6/27/1851, p2

Massey, Elizabeth Ms. married T. B. Nelson both of Greenville District on January 21, 1851 officiated by Rev. Joshua Gilbert. Laurensville Herald 2/7/1851, p3

Massey, Enoch on February 6, 1851 shot and killed John Simpson Peden of Greenville District over an argument of a small tract of land, details, Laurensville Herald 2/14/1851, p2; GREENVILLE COURT, indicted for killing John Simpson Peden and was convicted of murder; the father and two other brothers were indicted as accessories but were acquitted by Judge O'Neall. Massey is to be hung on June 27, 1851. Laurensville Herald 4/18/1851, p2; the unhappy defendant introduced no witness and his counsel were forced to make a show of defense against the most direct testimony of an unmistakable and deliberate intention to murder. A synopsis of the trial was given including testimony but very difficult to read in places because of the filming process, Laurensville Herald 8/1/1851, p1; Enoch Massey was executed; he exhibited the utmost composure and great resignation; there were 4,000 to 6,000 people to witness; Laurensville Herald 9/19/1851, p2

Massey, T. P. married Ms. Elizabeth Nelson both of Greenville District on January 31, 1851 officiated by Rev. Joshua Gilbert. Laurensville Herald 2/7/1851, p3

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

Mathis, Elizabeth Ms. married James Denson both of Newberry on November 15, 1849 officiated by Mr. Housell, Laurensville Herald 11/23/1849, page 3

Matthiessons, William of #36, Platt St. NY advertised a wholesale clothing establishment, Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p3

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

Mauldin, Martha Jane Ms. married G. W. A. Smith in Pickens District on May 7, 1849 officiated by A. Alexander Esquire. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1849, page 3

Maverick, Samuel Esquire lost his commodious home known as the MANSION HOUSE to fire on 1/7/1850 - it was situated in Anderson District 3.5 miles from Pendleton Village. Almost all of the furniture was consumed by fire, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 2

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

Maxwell, R. A. Esquire of Anderson District 3 1/2 miles from Pendleton Village lost two large Negro houses on his River plantation to fire. Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 2

May, D. 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

Mayes, John J. 29 years old died June 14, 1849 after a long and painful illness of more than four months. He was buried with Masonic and Odd Fellow honors about 4 miles below the Village of Edgefield at the home of his late father. Laurensville Herald 7/27/1849, page 3

Mayrant, R. P. had a disagreement with Jesse E. Dent both of Columbia in the store of Mr. McKay the gunsmith on Richardson Street. Mayrant received several stabs in the abdomen and elsewhere with a pocket knife and Dent received a severe concussion on the head from a hammer. Both are under medical treatment and continue in a precarious state. Laurensville Herald 4/18/1851, p2

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

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

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

McAfee, Ann J. Ms. married John A. Glenn both of Laurens District on September 10, 1848 officiated by Rev. T. Robinson. Laurensville Herald 9/15/1848, page 3

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

McAteer, Samuel was an 1851 Trustee of Scuffletown Academy in Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p3

McCane, John W. Rev. of Stewart County Georgia married Ms. Sara A. Hearst daughter of John Hearst deceased of Whitehall, Abbeville District on April 12, 1849 officiated by Rev. W. R. Hemphill, Laurensville Herald 4/27/1849, page 3

McCarkin, Elizabeth 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

McCarkin, Thomas was the husband of Elizabeth McCarkin 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

McCarley, Alexander was an 1851 Trustee of Scuffletown Academy in Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p3

McCary, Elizabeth deceased land advertised for Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in December, Laurensville Herald 11/10/1848, page 3

McClellan, Betsy was an inmate of the Laurens District Poorhouse, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

McClellan, John of Newberry married Ms. Mary Thompson of Laurens District on October 24, 1848 officiated by Rev. S. B. Lewers, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

McClellan, Polly was an inmate of the Laurens District Poorhouse, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

McClelland, Elizabeth a pauper was a resident of the Laurens District Alms House, Laurensville Herald 1/4/1850, page 3

McClendon, Martha EDGEFIELD COURT, indicted as an accessory to the murder of her husband was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison. Laurensville Herald 3/28/1851, p2

McClintock, John Sr. advertised his wife E. F. McClintock has left his bed and board without any just cause and contrary to his wishes. This is to notify all persons against crediting her on my account as I will not be responsible for the same or any part thereof as of November 22, 1850. Laurensville Herald 2/21/1851, p3

McClintock, John was an 1851 Trustee of Scuffletown Academy in Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p3

McCollums, James was a distributee of an estate and lived outside the limits of the state of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/3/1848, page 3

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

McCoy, B. deceased land advertised for Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in December, Laurensville Herald 11/10/1848, page 3

McCrackin, Thomas E. was married to Elizabeth McCrackin who 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

McCrady, James W. to satisfy a suit with William Hunter had 125 acres of land on Saluda River scheduled for Sheriff Sale. Laurensville Herald 1/4/1850, page 3

McCrary, M. was a Trustee of Shady Grove Academy in Laurens District. Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 3

McCreery, Elizabeth deceased advertised for all persons having demands against the estate to come forward, Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3

McCullough, Joseph advertised he gave a check to Mrs. Liney Pool for $1100 on January 8, 1850 and does not intend to honor it except if compelled by law because it was given for unsound considerations. Laurensville Herald 2/1/1850, page 3

McCullough, W. C. of Alabama married Ms. Harriett A. Donaldson of Greenville on September 14, 1852 officiated by Rev. Mr. Archer. Laurensville Herald, 9/17/1852, p2

McDaniel, Robert applied for letters of administration on the estate of Jane McDaniel deceased. Laurensville Herald, 1/23/1852, p3

McDonald, C. was a partner with J. M. Brindley and J. J. Howard with two stores of groceries and miscellaneous items, one in Augusta Georgia and the other in Hamburg SC. Laurensville Herald 10/11/1850, p4

McDonnell, John was murdered by Daniel Tobin who was arrested and placed in jail of Barnwell District. Tobin has escaped from prison. $50 reward for his capture and delivery to the jailer of Barnwell District. He is 21 years old, 6 feet tall, dark complexion blue or gray eyes, black hair and has a scar extending from near the corner of his mouth to his chin. Laurensville Herald 10/24/1851, p3

McDuffie, George Hon. died recently. Laurensville Herald 3/21/1851, p2

McDuffie, George Hon. was reported in the Hamburg Journal of the improvement of his health and the strong hopes of his physician for his complete restoration. Laurensville Herald 11/10/1848, page 2

McElroy, James M. Dr. died at his home in Keowee District after a lingering illness of cancer of the liver. (Date not seen) Laurensville Herald 1/12/1855, p2

McFall, Cary Ms. daughter of Col. John McFall married Isham W. Taylor of Laurens District on April 30, 1851. Laurensville Herald 5/16/1851, p3

McGilvray, A. B. was appointed to Greenville Cir. District for 1849 by the SC Annual Meth. Conference, Laurensville Herald 1/5/1849, page 2

McGilvray, A. B. was assigned to Paris Mountain Circuit in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

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

McGowan, Ellen Ms. of Laurens District married Richard F. Goulding of Mississippi on October 15, 1850 at liberty Springs Church officiated by Rev. Z. L. Holmes. Laurensville Herald 10/18/1850, p3

McGowan, Samuel Capt. of the Mexican War - a short summary of the gallantry causing his promotion from private to Capt. Laurensville Herald 8/18/1848, p3; his patriotism was described by Beaufort T. Watts Esq. in his speech at Liberty Springs, details, Laurensville Herald 10/13/1848, page 1; his speech at Liberty Springs on 8/10/1848, very lengthy, Laurensville Herald 10/20/1848, page 1

McGowan, W. Sr. was an 1852 Trustee of Cross Hill Academy, Laurensville Herald, 1/23/1852, p3

McGowen, Lt. Col. was elected in Abbeville on July 21, 1849 as Col. of the 7th Regiment of the South Carolina Militia. Laurensville Herald 8/3/1849, page 3

McKenny, Elizabeth Alice Mrs. of Columbia married Coleman B. Walker of Laurens on November 24, 1850 officiated by Rev. J. J. O'Connell, Laurensville Herald 11/29/1850, p3

McKitrick, Sara Ms. married Andrew Todd both of Laurens officiated by Rev. C. B. Stewart. (Date not given), Laurensville Herald 11/28/1851, p2

McKittrick, George Stennis 1 year, 9 months and 26 days old son of Samuel and Mary A. McKittrick died of Cholera Infantum on May 30, 1851 at the home of his father in Laurens District. Laurensville Herald 6/13/1851, p4

McKittrick, Samuel deceased real estate offered for sale containing 130 acres, Laurensville Herald 8/15/1851, p3

McLees, John was a Trustee of Presbyterian Male and Female High School of Greenwood, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1848, page 3

McMaster, N. had an affray with Mr. Barker at Winnsboro on 1/2/1855. There was a Christmas dance given by Mr. McMaster’s Negroes and Barker who was intoxicated went to the house where the Negroes were dancing and acted very rudely. Mr. McMaster hearing a noise entered the room and told Barker to leave. Barker refused and drew a knife on Mr. McMaster stabbing him in the side. McMaster knocked the knife from Baxter's hand and Baxter then drew a revolver. McMaster caught the revolver and turned it on Baxter and shot him four times. Baxter died in 15 min. McMaster is confined to his bed because of his wounds which are not serious. Laurensville Herald 1/5/1855, p2

McMorris, G. Y. was awarded the first prize at the Newberry Agricultural Fair for the best one-year-old colt, Laurensville Herald 7/26/1850, page 3

McMorris, J. B. F. was elected 1850 Intendant for the Village of Newberry, Laurensville Herald 1/18/1850, page 2

McMorris, Joseph S. married Ms. Angeline Pratt both of Newberry Village on February 21, 1849 officiated by Rev. J. H. Zimmerman. Laurensville Herald 3/1/1850, page 3

McNair, Murdoch Dr. a native of North Carolina and more recently of Tippah MS met with a horrible accident some weeks ago. He was out hunting in the morning of the day of his death and when he returned home in the afternoon he discovered something in a sinkhole and immediately dismounted his horse and placed his gun against the log which was laying nearby. By the marks in the area it was also apparent that he again remounted and riding up to the log in which his gun was laying he evidently stooped down and tried to grasp the muzzle and endeavoring to rest the breach against the log in order to get a better hold, the gun slipped, broke off one of the hammers and the other one emptied the entire contents of the barrel in his right chest, setting his coat on fire and when his horses wheeled around he fell to the ground. Although in the very jaws of death he succeeded in pulling off his coat and vest and placing them aside. They were found consumed by fire. He also had the presence of mind to unbutton his shirt and tear it open in the front and then sinking to the ground shortly afterwards, he died. A most horrible occurrence happened after his death when his own dogs returned to the area and ate a hole in his chest. Laurensville Herald, 9/17/1852, p2

McNeely, Elizabeth 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

McNeely, John was the husband of Elizabeth McNeely 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

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

McNeese, Sarah deceased her personal and real estate will be sold on December 7, 1854. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1854, p2

McNeil, Gen. of the war of 1812 was buried March 7, 1850; a description of the funeral and ceremonies was given in the paper, Laurensville Herald 3/8/1850, page 2

McPherson, James all his personal property was advertised for sale on November 1. Laurensville Herald 11/7/1851, p2

McPherson, Margaret Ms. married E. G. Nelson both of Laurens District on October 31, 1849 officiated by Rev. M. Hill. Laurensville Herald 11/9/1849, page 3

McPherson, William and Minoa McPherson applied for letters of administration on the estate of James McPherson deceased. Laurensville Herald 10/24/1851, p3

McRae, D. was an 1848 graduate of South Carolina College receiving an AB, Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 2

McSwain, W. A. was assigned to Black Swamp in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

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

Meador, James applied for letters of administration of the estate of Reuben Meador deceased. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1848, page 3

MEANS, JOHN H. GOVERNOR – his annual address, Laurensville Herald 11/28/1851, p2

Medlock, Absolam was the husband of Mahala Medlock 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

Medlock, Mahala 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

Meigs, Charles of Edgefield was arrested and committed to jail on the charge of robbing the post office of Edgefield to the amount of $14. Later he confessed he had embezzled other sums at other times. Details, Laurensville Herald 9/1/1848, page 2

Mellot, Permelia Ann Ms. married G. W. Neely both of Laurens District on November 6, 1851 officiated by Rev. James Cheek. Laurensville Herald 11/28/1851, p2

Mendenhall, M. T. Chairman of the General Committee of Arrangements of Charleston advertised an invitation for all temperance associations in Laurens District to participate in a Fourth of July celebration. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1848, page 3

METHODIST - the 1849 assignments of the South Carolina annual conference, Laurensville Herald 1/5/1849, page 2; the 1850 appointments, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

Metts, William applied for letters of administration on the estate of the late Bartholomew Craddock, Laurensville Herald 9/15/1848, page 3

Metz, H. R. applied for letters of administration on the estate of Thomas Deen deceased. Laurensville Herald 8/11/1848, page 3

MEXICAN WAR NEWS – by late latest news from Vera Cruz we are gratified to learn that the Mexican Senate ratified the treaty by an almost unanimous vote of 33 to 4 – so that the vexed question of the treaty is positively settled at last. The US Army is moving towards the coast for the purpose of embarking for home and we trust that the small remnants of the soldiers who have “scaped the … nant of our gallant … perils of the deadly breach”, and of a more quiet but not less deadly malaria, may pass unscathed through the region of the vomito. Gov. Johnson has made arrangements to have our noble regiment conveyed by steamer from Vera Cruz directly to Charleston so that they will not be exposed to the danger of catching the yellow fever in New Orleans - a wise and thoughtful act, for which the governor deserves much praise. The Palmettos are expected to reach home early in July – they cannot come too soon, nor can they upon their arrival received a too enthusiastic welcome. The town council of Columbia voted a splendid silver mounted sword to be presented to Capt. William D. DeSaussure on his return from Mexico as a mark of the admiration of his native town for his distinguished gallantry and noble bearing during his command of the company of volunteers from Columbia in the Mexican war. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1848, page 2; the latest dispatch on the 26th from Col. Gladden that seven companies had arrived at Mobile. Citizens of Columbia are preparing for the reception. Laurensville Herald 6/30/1848, page 1; a description of the flag ceremony as the American soldiers prepared to leave Mexico City. Laurensville Herald 7/7/1848, page 2; A large and highly enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of our Village and vicinity took place on August 14, 1848 for the purpose of welcoming home our fellow citizens, Sgt. Maj. George S. James and John W. Arnold Esquire, members of the Palmetto Regiment who gallantly conducted themselves in the campaign against Mexico. Under the direction of Gen. A. C. Jones the Marshall of the evening, a torchlight procession was formed in front of the Laurensville CH and preceded by the Laurensville band, marched to the home of John Garlington Esquire which was brilliantly illuminated in honor of the occasion and halted to receive the volunteers. The committee of reception conducted the guests near the procession and after three cheers proposed by the Marshall and heartily responded to by the entire assembly, placed them at its head. The procession then moved through the principal streets to the front of Laurensville which was also magnificently illuminated and again gave three enthusiastic cheers. After assembling at the Lawrenceville CH Col. H. W. Garlington was called to the chair and a very feeling, chaste and eloquent address welcomed the returned soldiers to their homes. After some appropriate remarks R. Boyce Esq. offered some complementary resolutions which were unanimously adopted. Interesting and appropriate addresses were also delivered by W. D. Simpson, R. W. Simpson, R. Garlington and J. Wister Simpson, Esquires. To which Sgt. James replied then in a happy style returned his thanks for the honor conferred upon himself and his associates. The reception throughout was most brilliant. All seem to vie with each other in doing honor to the patriotic young soldiers and in giving interest to the occasion. according to a late letter from Vera Cruz as soon as the military officers and those belonging to the government returned to the city of Mexico after the departure of the United States troops, they caused to be published a handbill with the names of all the Mexican ladies of respectability who have been visited by the American officers during the occupation, as if the receiving of them was a serious crime; a summary of a festival at Liberty Springs on August 10 in honor of the returned volunteers; about 4000 people attended. The Paymaster Gen. was preparing for the payment of three extra months pay authorized by the act of Congress July 19, 1848 for all volunteers who served in the war with Mexico and have been honorably discharged and to the heirs of such as have died in service. A lengthy summary of a dinner in honor of Laurens Volunteers in the Mexican War. Laurensville Herald 8/18/1848, p2; about the Cavalry Parade and review at Martin’s Depot on August 12, 1848, Laurensville Herald 8/25/1848, p2; MILITARY MORTALITY STATISTICS of the various States, Laurensville Herald 8/25/1848, p3; the address given by Beaufort T. Watts Esq. at the dinner given at Liberty Springs on August 10, 1948 in honor of the returned volunteers. (Very Lengthy) Laurensville Herald 10/13/1848, page 1; Col. Pierce M. Butler – a poem written by J. McCracken of the gallantry of the soldier in the Mexican War, Laurensville Herald 8/17/1849, page 1; all soldiers who served in the FLORIDA WAR in 1836 were requested to meet at Laurens courthouse on October 25 to devise means to procure their bouncy under the law passed by the last Congress, Laurensville Herald 10/18/1850, page 3; a notice in the paper for the survivors of the Palmetto Regiment to attend a meeting in Columbia on August 20 in commemoration of the battle of Cherubusco and to make suitable arrangements to erect a monument in memory of Col. Pierce M. Butler. Laurensville Herald 8/15/1851, p3; a very lengthy report on the commemoration of the Battle of Cherubusco; a constitution of the organization of the Palmetto Regiment; Palmetto Regiment started out with 1100 men and lost 2/3 to sickness and battle; names of those who did after the Regiment was disbanded; all the toasts at the banquet, Laurensville Herald 8/29/1851, p1

Milam, Barbara Mrs. 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; the slave Elliott was executed at Laurensville between the hours of 11 and 3 PM on October 18, 1850. Laurensville Herald 10/25/1850, p2

Milam, J. M. Major was a candidate for sheriff in the next election. Laurensville Herald 6/30/1848, page 3

Miles, Caroline Ms. of Spartanburg married Ewell Teague of Laurens on January 20, 1850 at New Hope Church officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 1/25/1850, page 3

MILITIA - 40th REGIMENT of SC MILITIA - Maj. Tandy Walker was chosen for the office of Col. of the 40th Regt. with 370 votes as opposed to Major M. P. Milam 329 votes. A report on the review of the Upper Squadron of Cavalry at Scuffletown SC Laurens District of Captain Barnett’s, Capt. Watts, Capt. Babb’s, and Capt. McCarley's companies in the field commanded by Maj. A. P. Martin. Laurensville Herald 4/6/1849, page 2; 10th Regt. of SC MILITIA under Col. H. W. Garlington will parade at Scuffletown on 6/15/1850, Laurensville Herald 6/7/1850, page 3; Gen. A. C. Jones retired – notice of election of his replacement, Laurensville Herald 7/5/1850, page 3; James H. Williams won the election to replace Gen. A. C. Jones of the SC Militia, Laurensville Herald 8/9/1850, page 2; 40th REGT. - a notice by adjutant W. D. Simpson that the 40th Regiment will assemble at Young's Old Field on July 14 and encamp for five days. Laurensville Herald 6/27/1851, p3; the regiment will parade at Boyd's Old Field for review and drill on September 17, Laurensville Herald 8/15/1851, p3; 10th REGT. - will assemble on September 8, 1851 and in camp for five days. Laurensville Herald 7/4/1851, p3; to meet at Young's Grove, Laurensville Herald 8/22/1851, p3; 10th Brigade encampment - a summary of the event; parade for spectators; a torchlight procession at night around the tent for Gov. Means who appeared amid the enthusiastic shouts of the citizens and soldiers. Laurensville Herald 9/19/1851, p2; 41ST Regt. - under Col. Templeton was reviewed on September 18, 1851 at Parks Oldfield by Brig. Gen. Williams and staff. There was an address which was patriotic. The parade following was done with military pride. After the review it was announced that there was a political meeting . Laurensville Herald 9/26/1851, p2; Capt. Mike Carly's company of cavalry by invitation of Col. Templeton paraded with the regiment and was reviewed with them and acquitted themselves in a manner worthy of South Carolina cavalry. Laurensville Herald 10/3/1851, p2; 41st REGT. to assemble at Mote’s Old Field on August 20, 1852 for drill and review, Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p3; a list of 16 military regiments for parade, review and drill and the places and times advertised in the paper. Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p3

Millener, Lucy Ms. married Samuel Simpson both of Laurensville on September 25, 1851 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 10/24/1851, p2

Miller, Charles Esq. of Laurens District had a fire in his kitchen on November 23. Two colored children were killed in the fire which was supposed to be accidental. Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 2

Miller, J. W. was assigned to Laurens in Cokesbury District for 1851 by the South Carolina annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p2

Miller, Jackson was advertised as a 25-year-old runaway slave disappearing on January 19, 1850. He was spare made, 5'10" tall, well-dressed, wears his hair quite long, frequently plaited. He is smart and intelligent and is supposed to have papers purporting to be free. He is probably trying to make his way to one of the free states. A reward of $15 will be paid for his delivery to jail and $100 will be paid for proof to convict any white man who enticed him. He is from the estate of A. H. Miller deceased of Due West in Abbeville District. Laurensville Herald 2/8/1850, page 3

Miller, John D. was admitted as an attorney in the South Carolina Courts of Law, Laurensville Herald 12/13/1850, p3

Miller, Margaret vs John Adington - injunction for relief in Partition - Rachel Adington, Matthew Miller, Jessie Garrett and Nancy Garrett his wife, Mark Miller, James Harris and Mary Harris his wife all reside outside the state and were given three months to answer or contest the petition. Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 3

Miller, Mark was a distributee of an estate and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 3; Mark Miller vs John Addington who is the administrator on the estate of John Miller deceased Citation to Account - John Addington administrator of the estate of John Miller resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 4/4/1851, p3

Miller, Martha Mrs. wife of Martin Miller and later Mrs. Martha Bailey 66 years old widow of Zachariah Bailey deceased died at the home of Jesse Teague in Laurens District on October 1, 1850. She was a native of North Carolina but lived in Laurens District since 1805. Shortly after she came to Lauren she married Martin Miller. She raised 12 children, 10 of them were sons. Laurensville Herald 10/25/1850, p3

Miller, Mary Elizabeth 17 years old second daughter of Albert and Margaret Miller died at the home of her father in Laurens District on February 21, 1851. Laurensville Herald 3/7/1851, p3

Miller, Matthew was a distributee of an estate and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 3

Miller, William was the newly elected 1852 WARDEN of Laurensville, Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p2

Mills, John married Ms. Nancy Mary Patterson both of Laurens District on January 23, 1851 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 1/24/1851, p2

Mills, Mary M. Ms. of Gwinnett County Georgia married John S. Porter of Richmond on 11/4/1851 in Laurenceville Georgia officiated by Rev. J. C. Patterson. Laurensville Herald 11/28/1851, p2

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

Mills, William Jr. advertised for letters of administration on the estate of A. Adamson deceased. Laurensville Herald 10/20/1848, page 2; William Mills Jr. was nominated to be a delegate to the state convention - his lengthy reply was he declined the honor. Laurensville Herald 2/7/1851, p3

Milner, James applied for letters of administration on the estate of Cecilia M. Milner deceased. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1854, p2

Mimms, E. C. deceased was advertised with 160 acres of land for Sheriff Sale to settle suit with Alexander McCarley. Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p3

MINERAL SPRING ACADEMY - will open January 1, 1851 under the supervision of Wesley Leverett who has 20 years of professional experience. The School was located 15 miles northeast of the town of Anderson and Williams Mineral Springs on the Greenville and Columbia railroad immediately west of Saluda River. The School year is divided into two sessions of five months each; boarding includes washing, fire and lights add a fee from $5-$7 a month. Tuition was given and names of Trustees in the article. Laurensville Herald 11/29/1850, p3

MISSISSIPPI – John D. Williams stated that the Legislature of Mississippi had taken down the United States flag; they will not permit it to be unfurled over that deliberative body. Laurensville Herald 1/31/1851, p2

Mitchell, A. Ms. married D. Neely both of Laurens District on August 31, 1851 officiated by Rev. J. Cheek. Laurensville Herald 9/12/1851, p2

Mitchell, Bannister 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; Bannister Mitchell was the husband of Polly Mitchell deceased. His children were distributees in the estate of Kathryn Simmons deceased and resided outside of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 12/12/1851, p4

Mitchell, Edwin 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

Mitchell, Emma 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

Mitchell, Frances Mrs. 33-year-old wife of William Mitchell of Laurens District died March 7, 1850 after an illness of 10 days. She was survived by her husband and five children one being 10 days old. Laurensville Herald 3/29/1850, page 3

Mitchell, James was a distributee of the real estate of John Mitchell deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p3

Mitchell, Mary S, Ms. (Now Mrs. Mary S. Bailey) 27 years, 7 months and 1 day old wife of Samuel R. Bailey and daughter of Isaac and Martha Mitchell formerly of Laurens District SC died of typhoid fever in Pontotoc County Mississippi on August 4, 1851. She was born January 3, 1824 and married December 1842 moving with her husband to Mississippi in 1848. She was a member of the Bethabara Baptist Church in Laurens District. Surviving was her husband, four young sons (two were 13 months old twins), Laurensville Herald 9/12/1851, p2

Mitchell, Matthew was the husband of Polly Mitchell 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

Mitchell, Millie 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

Mitchell, Polly 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; Polly Mitchell deceased her children were distributees in the estate of Kathryn Simmons deceased and resided outside of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 12/12/1851, p4

Mitchell, T. was assigned to Black Swamp in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

Mitchell, Teresa 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

Mitchell, William married Ms. Nancy E. Putman all of Laurens District on May 2, 1850 officiated by Rev. W. P. Martin. Laurensville Herald 5/10/1850, page 3

Mitchell, William vs Ann Mitchell and others petition for partition of real estate of John Mitchell deceased. Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p3

Mitchell, Willis 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

Moats, Amanda Mrs. married Robert Reynolds both of Laurens District on December 14, 1848 officiated by Rev. Silas Knight. Laurensville Herald 12/22/1848, page 3

MOFFATTSVILLE ACADEMY - classes will commence second Monday in January 1851 under the supervision of Rev. John S. Presley; located near the main road leading from Anderson Court House in Abbeville District, 16 miles from Anderson and 9 miles from Abbeville; tuition per year is $9 for an English education; $12 a year if English grammar and geography are to be included and $20 a year if Latin, Greek and mathematics are to be included. Names of the Trustees were given. Laurensville Herald 12/5/1851, p2

Montgomery, George 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

Montgomery, Lemon 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

Montgomery, Samuel 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

Montgomery, William 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

Monzon, W. P. Rev. was appointed to Edgefield District for 1849 by the SC Annual Meth. Conference, Laurensville Herald 1/5/1849, page 2

Mood, Henry M. was assigned to Bethel in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

Mood, J. A. was assigned to Columbia Station in the 1850 annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1850, page 3

Mood, W. 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

Moon, Peter was an elected Delegate representing Newberry District to the SC State Convention, Laurensville Herald 2/28/1851, p2

Moore, A. F. married Ms. Amanda Gillespie both of Laurens District on February 20, 1851 officiated by a M. P. Evins Esquire. Laurensville Herald 3/14/1851, p3

Moore, E. D. Mrs. of Newberry District advertised her business of selling bonnets and fancy goods. Laurensville Herald 4/6/1849, page 3

Moore, Mr. of Van Buren TN shot and killed Mr. Anderson who was a suitor for the hand of his daughter. Laurensville Herald 2/1/1850, page 2

Moore, S. F. married Ms. R. C. Deal both of Laurens District on February 21, 1850 officiated by Rev. W. B. Boyd. Laurensville Herald 3/15/1850, page 3

Moore, Susan Ms. married Franklin Blakeley both of Spartanburg on September 25, 1851 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 10/24/1851, p2

Moore, Thomas vs Alex. McWilliams et al - Bill for Partition - land for sale in Laurens District on Cane Creek containing 197 acres, Laurensville Herald 12/1/1848, page 3

Moore, William 70 years old died in Laurens District on May 23rd 1849. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1849, page 3

Moorehead, Alexander Esquire of Laurens District lost his son in a drowning in the Keowee River near Pickens CH, Laurensville Herald 5/18/1849, page 2

Moragne, Lt. was presented a sword on July 4, 1849 by the citizens of Edgefield as a token of appreciation of his gallant conduct on the battlefield of Mexico. Laurensville Herald 8/3/1849, page 3

Mordecai, I. D. was elected principal conductor of the work of a Council of Royal and Select Masons, the fifth of the state for the ensuing Masonic year. Laurensville Herald 11/17/1854, p2

Morely, Thomas married Ms. Tarrissa Toland both of Laurens District on December 6, 1849 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robinson. Laurensville Herald 12/14/1849, page 3

Morgan, Nancy was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Lucinda Clotis at Laurens District Court, Laurensville Herald 11/16/1849, page 2

Mormon, Mr. of Newberry was elected SC Sen. Laurensville Herald, 10/15/1852, p2

Morriel, Delilah was a distributee of an estate and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald, 8/20/1852, p3

Morrison, Wesley married Ms. Rhoda Baldwin both of Laurens District on December 11, 1851 officiated by T. J. Sullivan Esquire. Laurensville Herald 12/19/1851, p2

Moseley, Elizabeth Ms. married James Rose both of Laurens District on December 12, 1850 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 12/27/1850, page 1

Moseley, F. of Laurens District was a candidate for a seat in the next Legislature; he gave his views on several questions, details, Laurensville Herald 9/1/1848, page 2

Moseley, Fleming was an 1851 Trustee of Scuffletown Academy in Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 1/10/1851, p3

Moss, Sara Watson Mrs. 45 years old died April 5, 1849 in Edgefield District. Laurensville Herald 5/4/1849, page 3

Mounce, Nelly was a distributee of the estate of Peter Hitt and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 12/15/1848, page 3

Mounce, Willis was the husband of Nelly Mounce who was a distributee of the estate of Peter Hitt and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 12/15/1848, page 3

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

MRS. HARLEY’S SCHOOL - a select School for young ladies will be opened in Laurensville on January 8, 1855 under the direction of Mrs. Harley. Small boys will also be admitted. Tuition was given in the paper, Laurensville Herald 1/5/1855, p3

Munds, J. T. was appointed to Cokesbury District for 1849 by the SC Annual Meth. Conference, Laurensville Herald 1/5/1849, page 2

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

Murphy, Adam was a runaway slave who left the plantation on April 28, 1850, property of J. M. G. Murphy of Cross Keys in Union District. He has a bright yellow complexion and was about 25 years old and when he left had a black hat, green blanket, coat and copperas pants. He was probably trying to reach Fayette County Georgia. $10 reward for his delivery or his lodgment in jail. Laurensville Herald 5/10/1850, page 3

Murphy, Charles Dr. located in Laurens offers professional services to the people the District. He advertised a list of diseases that he was familiar with. Laurensville Herald 11/16/1849, page 3; he placed his accounts into the hands of a collector, Laurensville Herald 1/17/1851, page 3

Murphy, Leland H. 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

Murphy, Mason L. 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

Murphy, Sara deceased her children were distributees 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

MURRELL & PRICE - makers of mattresses has located in Laurens CH -advertisement, Laurensville Herald 5/18/1849, page 3

Musgrove, William deceased notice given that his estate will be settled February 7, Laurensville Herald 1/23/1852, p3

Musgrove, William living at Musgrove Ford on the Enoree River near Huntington P. O. about 15 miles east of Laurens CH, advertised an estray clay colored Mare 9 or 10 years old – 14 hands high – has flaxen mane and tail – some white on the forehead – right hind foot white. Appraised at $30. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1848, page 4; property of William Musgrove advertised for sale on a credit until January 1850 of cotton in the bale, seed, wheat, corn, oats, fodder, a wagon and team of mules, cattle, hogs, farming tools of the number of articles too tedious to mention, Laurensville Herald 9/29/1848, page 3

Myers, Col. of Columbia received a slight bruise on the hand in a train accident caused by a cow on the tracks. Laurensville Herald 8/29/1851, p2


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