Laurens County, South Carolina News
Laurensville Herald, 1853
Transcribed by Edith Greisser from microfilm belonging to the Caroliniana Library
Laurens County, South Carolina Genealogy Trails

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Dalrymple, Henry was a distributee of the estate of Ann Dalrymple deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald, 10/14/1853, p3

Dalrymple, Margaret Ms. married Major John Johnson both of Laurens District on October 19, 1853 officiated by Rev. E. Lindsay. Laurensville Herald, 10/28/1853, p2

Dansby, Mary Ms. married A. E. Stoddard both of Newberry on October 27, 1853 officiated by Rev. C. S. Walker. Laurensville Herald, 11/11/1853, p2

DARLINGTON DISTRICT – Levi M. Gray was selected postmaster of the new post office SIMMONSVILLE in Darlington District, Laurensville Herald 3/4/1853, p2

Day, John married Ms. Martha O'Neall daughter of Henry O'Neall Esq. on December 23, 1852 officiated by William B. Boyd. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1853, p2

Dean, John of Newberry District married Ms. Emily Coleman of Laurens District on June 14, 1853 officiated by Rev. J. C. Vaughan. Laurensville Herald 6/24/1853, p3

DeBardeleben, John F. of SC was an 1853 graduate of NY Medical College of NYC. Commencement was March 9, 1853 with 101 graduates. Laurensville Herald 3/18/1853, p2

DeBerry, J. C. was an 1853 graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Commencement was March 9, 1853 with 223 graduates. Laurensville Herald 3/18/1853, p2

DeLong, Fleming married Ms. Margaret DeLong both of Laurens District on February 10, 1853 officiated by Rev. Silas Knight, Laurensville Herald 2/25/1853, p2

Dendy, T. M. was awarded honorable mention at the Laurens County Agricultural Fair for his plow. Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

Dennis, J. A. a member of the Vigilant Fire Company (of Abbeville?) during a fire fell from the second story of a building by the sliding of a window shaft and was instantly killed. Laurensville Herald 4/8/1853, p2

Denton, Emma E. Ms. was awarded 1st prize at the Laurens County Agricultural Fair for her two Ottomans. Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

Denton, Ida Florene three months and 17 days old infant daughter of Richard and Harriet Denton died in Laurens Village on August 11, 1853. Laurensville Herald, 8/12/1853, p3

DeSaussure, L. D. was elected and installed as 1853 M. W. Grand Master of the SC Grand Lodge of IOOF, Laurensville Herald 1/28/1853, p2

Dial, Allen advertised three stray sheep were on his farm and asks that the owner claim the animals and pay for the advertisement, Laurensville Herald, 8/26/1853, p3; was awarded 1st prize at the Laurens County Agricultural Fair for his flour. Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

Dial, Ann Ms. daughter of William and Hannah Dial of Laurens District married J. R. Childress on July 28, 1853 officiated by Rev. W. McCall. Laurensville Herald 8/5/1853, p3

Dickson, Richard was a prisoner in the Chesterfield District jail and was discharged March 28, 1853. Luckily he escaped a fire which consumed the entire building on March 29, 1853. Laurensville Herald 4/8/1853, p2

Dickson, Robert a prisoner in the Chesterfield District jail died in a fire which consumed the entire building on March 29, 1853. Laurensville Herald 4/8/1853, p2

Dillard, T. B. was a cotton merchant of the town of Newberry and advertised the convenience of Newberry to Columbia by way of the railroad. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1853, p3

Dillard, Thomas B. was elected an 1853 director of the Bank of Newberry, Laurensville Herald 7/8/1853, p3

Dixon, Samuel a desperado was killed at Des Arc in Arkansas recently by Dr. A. R. Wilson who emigrated to Arkansas from Tennessee, details, Laurensville Herald 1/21/1853, p2

Dogan, William R. was appointed and commissioned Aide-de-Camp to his Excellency the Gov. and commander-in-chief with the rank of Lieut. Col. and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. Laurensville Herald 3/11/1853, p3

DORN GOLD MINE – information on the yield ($1,000/day) - $20,000 lease for 5 years with 50% profit, Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

Dorn, W. B. was elected President of the Savannah River Valley RR. Laurensville Herald, 10/28/1853, p2

Dorne, William of Abbeville had a productive gold mine releasing about $20,000 worth of gold each month. Mr. Dorne has some huge specimens to be on exhibition at the World Fair in the summer of 1854. Laurensville Herald 2/18/1853, p2

Dorroh, Mary Cornelia 2 years, 7 months and11 days old daughter of Dr. John F. and Mary E. Dorroh died October 22, 1853 of dysentery after an illness of 17 days. Laurensville Herald, 11/4/1853, p2

Douglas, A. S. of Fairfield District, a student at Erskine College participated in the Exhibition at the school with his speech on “The Benevolent, The Excellent in Heart”, Laurensville Herald 4/22/1853, p2; A. S. Douglas of Fairfield SC delivered an essay on ‘Napoleon, His Fall’ at Erskine College Commencement on 8/9/1853, Laurensville Herald, 8/19/1853, p2

Douglas, E. C. of Newberry Courthouse opened a bookstore in the town of Newberry containing a large stock of school and miscellaneous books. Advertisement, Laurensville Herald 1/28/1853, p2

Drass, Ms. was awarded 1st prize at the Laurens County Agricultural Fair for her piece of domestic cloth. Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

Drennan, W. A. of Holmes MS delivered an essay on ‘Utilitarianism at Erskine College Commencement on 8/9/1853, Laurensville Herald, 8/19/1853, p2

Drennan, W. Gus of Holmes Mississippi, a student at Erskine College participated in the Exhibition at the school with his speech on “Humbuggery”, Laurensville Herald 4/22/1853, p2

Duncan, Richard McKim son of the late Rev. John M. Duncan of Baltimore committed suicide in Pittsburgh on November 4, 1853 by taking laudanum. Laurensville Herald, 11/11/1853, p2

Dunham, Benajah Col. of Greenville died March 22, 1853, details, Laurensville Herald 3/25/1853, p2

Dunlap, James 79 years old died at the home of William Studdard in the upper part of Laurens District on September 15, 1853. He was the son of Samuel and Nancy Dunlap who emigrated from Ireland before the Revolutionary war and settled in Laurens District where James was born and raised. He never married and lived the last several years of his life among his friends and connections. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Laurensville Herald, 10/7/1853, p2

Dunovant, John had a duel with J. Davidson Legare at Charleston. Legare was instantly killed. Laurensville Herald 8/5/1853, p2; sources say that the duel grew out of the difficulty about a lady to whom Dunovant was said to be engaged. Legare challenged and Dunovant accepted the challenge choosing pistols at three paces; the first fire to be determined by tossing up. Dunovant won the toss and of course shot his antagonist through the heart, his pistol being within five or 6 feet of Legare’s chest. Laurensville Herald, 8/19/1853, p2

Duvall, James applied for letters of administration on the estate of William Duvall deceased. Laurensville Herald, 11/25/1853, p2

Duvall, William L. 33 years old died September 20, 1853 in Laurens District survived by his wife and three children. He was a member of the Baptist Church for the past 10 years at Union. Laurensville Herald, 9/30/1853, p2

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Easley, John A. Jr. advertised the sale of his imported Spanish Jacks, Laurensville Herald, 1/7/1853, p2

Easterling, H. R. of SC was an 1853 graduate of NY Medical College of NYC. Commencement was March 9, 1853 with 101 graduates. Laurensville Herald 3/18/1853, p2

EDGEFIELD SC - bar rooms in the town of Edgefield were closed by order of Council on January 1, 1853 and no license has or will be granted for the selling of liquor by the quart in any grocery store or elsewhere during the year. Laurensville Herald, 1/14/1853, p1; a report on the crops during the drought, Laurensville Herald 5/13/1853, p2

Eichelberger, J. A. Major a Director of the Laurens RR for 1853 was re-elected for 1854, Laurensville Herald, 10/7/1853, p2

Eichelberger, J. A. Major was elected Warden of Laurensville in a special election on March 1. Laurensville Herald 3/4/1853, p2; he employed Thomas Bookman of Lexington for his patent circular millstone dressing. Laurensville Herald, 8/19/1853, p2

Elfe, Robert Hon. Sheriff of Charleston city died last week. He has served in both branches of the Legislature and had been for many years filling the post of Sheriff when he died. Laurensville Herald 6/3/1853, p2

Eller, A. of Union District, engineer of Chalk’s Steam Mill had his right hand most sadly crushed on May 18, 1853. He was feeling the piston rod to try its heat and caught onto the crank as he moved to stand up. He is disabled for life. Laurensville Herald 5/20/1853, p3

Ellesor, Thomas advertised a $15 reward for a runaway slave DAN living near Pomaria. The boy is 15 years old, spare made, thin, yellow complexion, speaks slowly and wearing a gray kersey coat and pants. He has a mother living in Edgefield and is probably going there. Laurensville Herald 4/8/1853, p2

Ellison, Mary C. nine-year-old daughter of William and Abigail Ellison died June 8, 1853 at the home of her father in the upper part of Laurens District. Laurensville Herald 7/1/1853, p3

Ellisor, Mrs. - on her plantation 6 miles North of Lexington CH on October 15th the slave presently confined in jail in Lexington under sentence of death for house burning will be executed according to sentence unless countermanded by the executive. Laurensville Herald, 10/7/1853, p2

EPISCOPALIAN – new Bishop of South Carolina is Rev. Thomas F. David. He is a native of North Carolina, being born in Wilmington and worked as a lawyer before ordination. Details, Laurensville Herald 5/13/1853, p2

Eppes, J. W. advertised for an apprentice book keeper, Laurensville Herald, 8/19/1853, p3

Eppes, J. W. was installed as 1853 Steward of Palmetto Lodge No. 19 AFM, for the ensuing year. Laurensville Herald, 1/7/1853, p2

Erickson, C. was installed as 1853 Senior G. Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Freemasons of South Carolina for the ensuing Masonic year. Laurensville Herald, 1/7/1853, p2

ERSKINE COLLEGE - there was a fire on February 4, 1853 in a room on the third story formerly occupied by the Theological Library. It was probably caused by a fire from a fireplace rolling out and onto pillars that support at the mantelpiece. The only damage was loss of the mantelpiece and a hole in the floor. In 5 min. or more the destructive element would have reached the ceiling above and then the roof. It was good providence that the Literary Societies were in the building at the time of the fire. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1853, p2; about commencement, Laurensville Herald, 8/19/1853, p2

Evans, Irene C. Ms. married John Milam formally of Laurens District on November 6, 1853 in Meriwether County Georgia officiated by James F. A. Peebles Esq. Laurensville Herald, 11/18/1853, p2

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Fairbairn, E. J. Ms. was awarded 1st prize at the Laurens County Agricultural Fair for her pair of silk mittens; the silk was raised by her in Laurens district. Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

FAIRVIEW ACADEMY of Greenville District - classes will start the second Monday in January under the care and direction of Mrs. Dr. Gunnels as principal. Laurensville Herald, 1/13/1853, p2; Southeast of the Greenville Village and a half a mile from Fairview Church - itemized list of tuition fees. Laurensville Herald, 1/13/1853, p3; examinations of the students at the school was summarized in the paper; recitations by the students were by chanting; a duet on the piano; valedictory was read by Ms. Wier; an address was made by Mr. Garlington. There was a concert in the evening followed by a shower of cakes, and other good things. Laurensville Herald 7/15/1853, p2

Farley, Emma J. Ms. was awarded honorable mention at the Laurens County Agricultural Fair for her fine painting. Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

Farley, Emma Ms. was awarded honorable mention at the Laurens County Agricultural Fair for her spread. Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

Farley, Frances Ms. was awarded honorable mention at the Laurens County Agricultural Fair for his plow. Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

Farrow, Albert H. of Newberry married Ms. Margaret Ann Joy oldest daughter of John R. and Sara A. Joy of Camden in Camden SC on March 22, 1853 officiated by Rev. S. W. Capers. Laurensville Herald 4/1/1853, p2

Farrow, T. F. advertised he lost a gold pencil on the road between Seceder Church near Scuffletown and William Langston's. Laurensville Herald 5/20/1853, p3

Farrow, Woodberry H. married Mrs. Mary A. Rook both of Newberry on October 4, 1853 officiated by Rev. E. Lindsay. Laurensville Herald, 10/21/1853, p2

Faust, C. J. of SC was an 1853 graduate of NY Medical College of NYC. Commencement was March 9, 1853 with 101 graduates. Laurensville Herald 3/18/1853, p2

Felder, Carolus applied for letters of administration on the estate of Daniel Felder deceased. Laurensville Herald 6/3/1853, p3

Felts, John 69 years, 7 months and 3 days old died at his home in Laurens District on September 22, 1853 survived by a wife and two children. He belonged to the Baptist Church for the past 20 years. Laurensville Herald, 9/30/1853, p2; he was advertised with all his personal estate for sale on November 22, Laurensville Herald, 10/28/1853, p2

FERGUSON & SUBER was a cotton merchant of the town of Newberry and advertised the convenience of Newberry to Columbia by way of the railroad. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1853, p3; advertised they were now opening a full and complete stock of groceries at the store formerly occupied by Whitmire & Bro. Laurensville Herald 2/25/1853, p3

Finney, Amanda Mrs. of Peach Island FL  displayed the 1st open boll of Sea Island cotton picked 7/10/1853, Laurensville Herald, 8/19/1853, p2

Flanagen, Gamil was murdered by Francis Thompkins on 3/16/1853 on Washington Road near Quaker Springs in Augusta Georgia. Thompkins rode up to his door with his gun and shot him through the head. Details, Laurensville Herald 3/18/1853, p2

Fleming, Archibald and Jackson Gregory had a difficulty between them in which Fleming assaulted Gregory and had him on the floor. John Gregory, a brother of Jackson Gregory interfered and succeeded in getting Fleming off his brother. Jackson Gregory pulled a knife from his pocket and attempted to stab Archibald Fleming but instead stabbed his brother. Still on the floor Jackson wielded his knife about in a desperate manner stabbing his brother in two or three places and inflicting several wounds upon Fleming. It is thought both of the wounded men will recover although John Gregory is very severely injured. Laurensville Herald, 11/18/1853, p2

Fleming, J. T. advertised dissolution of partnership with M. L. Brown in M. L. BROWN & CO. Laurensville Herald 1/21/1853, p3

Fleming, James T. and wife Sarah are the new proprietors of the AMERICAN HOTEL, Laurensville Herald 1/28/1853, p2

Fleming, James was a distributee of an estate and resided outside the state of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald, 8/19/1853, p3

Fleming, James was the husband of Lucy Eveline Fleming who was a distributee in an estate and resided outside the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 3/11/1853, p3

Fleming, Lucy Eveline was a distributee in an estate and resided outside the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 3/11/1853, p3

FLORIDA - a lengthy article on the health attributes of the State – a delightful retreat for the invalid, Laurensville Herald 3/25/1853, p2; a natural history of the state, Laurensville Herald 6/10/1853, p1

FLOYD & MORGAN was a cotton merchant of the town of Newberry and advertised the convenience of Newberry to Columbia by way of the railroad. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1853, p3

FLOYD HOUSE in Macon GA - a story of how the building collapsed during recent rains. Laurensville Herald 4/8/1853, p2

Floyd, Charles deceased was advertised for Bill of partition of his real estate consisting of six tracts - 367.25 acres, 733 acres, 460 acres, and the home tracts; Laurensville Herald, 10/14/1853, p3

Floyd, James B. and Thomas A. Floyd vs Margaret Floyd et al - Bill for partition at Newberry District court of equity, Laurensville Herald, 10/14/1853, p3

Flynt, J. W. advertised his harness making business, Laurensville Herald 7/22/1853, p3

Fowler, D. R. and W. E. Caldwell were administrators of the estate of Charles Fowler deceased, Laurensville Herald, 1/7/1853, p2

Fowler, Emeline applied for letters of administration on the estate of W. R. Fowler deceased. Laurensville Herald, 1/13/1853, p3

Fowler, J. F. and W. A. Fowler advertised dissolution of partnership by mutual consent. Laurensville Herald 4/8/1853, p3

Fowler, John W. was a distributee of an estate and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald, 1/7/1853, p3

Fowler, Wiley married Ms. Nancy Mary Riddle on February 10, 1853 officiated by Rev. Toliver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 2/25/1853, p2

Fowler, William H. was a distributee of an estate and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald, 1/7/1853, p3

Fowler, William R. died January 8, 1853 of typhoid fever at his home in Laurens District survived by a wife and four small children. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Laurensville Herald 1/28/1853, p2

Franks, Miles applied for letters of administration on the estate of William L. Franks deceased. Laurensville Herald, 12/2/1853, p3

Franks, Miles vs Thomas Bull - declaration of attachment - Thomas Bull resides outside the limits of the State of South Carolina and has neither wife nor an attorney. He is ordered for final and absolute judgment which will be entered by default if he does not appear. Laurensville Herald, 1/13/1853, p3

Fraser, J. B. was installed as 1853 Grand Marshall of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Freemasons of South Carolina for the ensuing Masonic year. Laurensville Herald, 1/7/1853, p2

Frier, George W. Was the husband of Matilda Frier who was a distributee of the estate of Sara W. Collins and resided outside of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald, 1/7/1853, p3

Frier, Matilda was a distributee of the estate of Sara W. Collins and resided outside of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald, 1/7/1853, p3

Froneberger, C. was elected 1853 E GRAND KING of the most Excellent Grand Royal Arch Chapter of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 3/4/1853, p3

FULLER INSTITUTE - the principle was J. E. B. Evans M. D. and the classes start January 16, 1854. Details, Laurensville Herald, 12/16/1853, p3

Fuller, A. C. a Director of the Laurens RR for 1853 was re-elected for 1854, Laurensville Herald, 10/7/1853, p2

FULLER, WRIGHT & CO. was awarded 1st prize at the Laurens County Agricultural Fair for his Jacks. Laurensville Herald, 9/9/1853, p2

FURMAN UNIVERSITY – advertisement for the school year; have three departments, academic, collegiate and theological. Laurensville Herald 1/21/1853, p2


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