Laurens County, South Carolina News
Laurensville Herald, 1855 - 1859
Transcribed by Edith Greisser from microfilm belonging to the Caroliniana Library
Laurens County, South Carolina Genealogy Trails

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Nabors, Elizabeth deceased was advertised with the sale of her real estate containing 110 acre's of land for sale by executor Charles Williams. Laurensville Herald 4/24/1857, p3

Nabors, Isabella Ms. daughter of John Nabors married G. W. Bass on January 12, 1858 officiated by Rev. Knight. Laurensville Herald 1/15/1858, p2

Nabors, James was a distributee of the estate of Edmund Ragsdale and resided beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 6/26/1857, p3

Nabors, Marinda was a distributee of the estate of Edmund Ragsdale and resided beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 6/26/1857, p3

Nabors, Milly Ms. 22 years old died February 10, 1855 after a short illness of 24 hours. Laurensville Herald 2/16/1855, p3

Nabors, Sarah advertised she will sell 110 acres of land on October 10, 1857 at her home which is located 1/2 mile from Hurricane Church in Laurens District. Details, Laurensville Herald 10/2/1857, p3

Nagel, A. N. Dr. of Columbia died recently of an affliction of the heart. He was survived by a wife and son. Laurensville Herald 10/31/1856, p2

names of the men elected as Commissioners of the Poor, Laurensville Herald 10/24/1856, p2; an article on the BANK OF NEWBERRY accusing the institution of being no use to the people of the State but a positive injury. It is being used as a brokerage operation, keeping afloat on the wings of brokerage paper which is a gross abuse of banking. Laurensville Herald 10/30/1857, p2; 10th Regiment South Carolina cavalry scheduled a squadron Court-martial to convene at Scuffletown on December 12, 1857 to try all defaulters and anyone who defaulted on company duty. Laurensville Herald 11/27/1857, p3; Bank of Newberry defended by Whit Walker, Laurensville Herald 5/21/1858, p2; NEWBERRY COLLEGE – the College is now in operation with 108 students at present. Laurensville Herald 3/25/1859, p2; NEWBERRY COLLEGE – installation of the faculty at Newberry College on 9/30/1859. The College was crowded with people listening to the addresses, Laurensville Herald 11/4/1859, p2

Nance, Drayton Jr. suffered much from wind and rain and hail last week. The whole field of cotton on his plantation was completely ruined by hail. The rains were severe, washing land and carrying away fences. Laurensville Herald 6/11/1858, p2

Nance, Drayton of Newberry died 9/12/1856 of apoplexy at his plantation. Laurensville Herald 9/19/1856, p2; TRIBUTE OF RESPECT, Laurensville Herald 10/10/1856, p2; VERY LENGTHY advertisement of the sale of personal and real estste, Laurensville Herald 11/28/1856, p3; advertised for the sale of two slaves on the first Monday in January. Laurensville Herald 12/26/1856, p2

Nance, F. was paid $187.25 for the higher of his slaves November 1857 by the Commissioners of the Poor. Laurensville Herald 11/26/1858, p3

Nance, W. F. graduated from the State Military Academy December 1855. Laurensville Herald 12/14/1855, p2; W. F. Nance was awarded a cup for best pair of hogs at the Annual Newberry District Agricultural Fair, Laurensville Herald 7/23/1858, p3

Nathans, J. M. of Charleston was examined and admitted to the practice of Law in the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 5/14/1858, p2

Neal, D. L. and S. H. Neal was advertised for Sheriff Sale of personal property to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 2/1/1856, p3

Neal, D. L. and S. H. was advertised for Sheriff Sale of personal property on the first Monday in April to settle suit, Laurensville Herald 3/30/1855, p3; D. L. Neel & S. H. were advertised with sale of personal property including slaves named HANNAH, SEINA, PRESLEY, ABRAM, AMOS, Laurensville Herald 7/20/1855, p3; D. L. Neal and S. H. Neal were advertised for November Sheriff Sale of five slaves to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 10/26/1855, p3; both men were in custody of the Sheriff of Laurens District with a petition to the Court of Common Pleas praying that they may be admitted to the benefit of the Acts of the General Assembly made for the relief of insolvent debtors. Laurensville Herald 1/18/1856, p3

Neal, Daniel L. was in Laurens District prison and exhibited his petition for the benefit of the insolvent debtors act. On November 10, 1856 he was scheduled to appear before the Court of Common Pleas and State his case. Laurensville Herald 8/15/1856, p3

Neal, H. S. was advertised with 208 1/2 acres of land for Sheriff Sale to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 10/2/1857, p3

Neal, H. S. was advertised with the Sheriff Sale of 208.5 acres of land on the first Monday in November to settle suit, Laurensville Herald 10/16/1857, p3

Neal, S. H. was elected 1856-1857 W for Friendship Lodge No. 27, IOOF, Laurensville Herald 7/11/1856, p2

Neal, Spence H. was in Laurens District prison and exhibited his petition for the benefit of the insolvent debtors act. On November 10, 1856 he was scheduled to appear before the Court of Common Pleas and State his case. Laurensville Herald 8/15/1856, p3

Neely, Louisa F. was advertised for Sheriff Sale on February sale day of 100 acres of land and a 20-year-old slave named JOSEPH to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 1/15/1858, p3

Neighbors, Nathan applied for letters of administration on the estate of John Owings deceased. Laurensville Herald 11/25/1859, p3

Nelson, E. G. was paid five dollars by the Commissioners of Roads and Bridges for repairing the McPherson Bridge. Laurensville Herald 12/17/1858, p3

Nelson, Jesse S. was appointed by the ME South SC Conference to Edgefield for 1856, Laurensville Herald 12/7/1855, p2

Nelson, John was advertised for Sheriff Sale on February sale day of a 16-year-old slave named GEORGE to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 1/15/1858, p3

Nelson, William A. married Ms. Lou Deal both of Laurens District on December 4, 1856 officiated by Rev. Z. L. Holmes. Laurensville Herald 12/19/1856, p2

Nettles, Harriet R. Ms. of Sumter SC took second honors at graduation of Limestone Springs Female High School. Laurensville Herald 7/25/1856, p2

Neuffer, C. Esq. of Columbia had a male slave GODMAN who had surgery for the removal of steel from his chest, details, Laurensville Herald 10/12/1855, p2

Neuffer, G. A. advertised dissolution of partnership by mutual consent with R. E. Hendrix. Laurensville Herald 1/22/1858, p3

NEWBERRY POST OFFICE – a squabble started between the postmen of Scuffletown and Spartanburg – each blaming the other for delays, Laurensville Herald 10/24/1856, p2

NEWBERRY TOWN AND DISTRICT – a new post office was established in Newberry District called LONG POND with John Moore as postmaster. It is about 7 miles below Frog Level on Calk’s Ferry Road. Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p2; the store of BEACH & BRONSON of Newberry CH was considerably damaged by fire on 1/23/1855. All the books and a considerable amount of money were destroyed. It is supposed to have been the work of arson. Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p2; the newly elected Town Council instituted a new patrol regulation. Instead of calling out the patrol for search in hours as heretofore they are divided into smaller companies and required to be on duty from seven o'clock in the evening until daylight. One company will take one half the night and another called on for the other. Owners of slaves are advised to notice the ordinance regulating the time when slaves will be subject to punishment if found within the corporate limits of the town. Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p2; A. G. Garlington was an editor of the Newberrian; the name of the newspaper will be changed to the News Mirror, Laurensville Herald 2/9/1855, p2; J. H. Hunt of Newberry lost his slave houses to fire on February 3, 1855. The fire was accidental. On the same day there was a fire in the woods near the Newberry Steam Mill, burning over and severely injuring some heavy timber land belonging to Capt. Aull besides burning wood that had been corded for the use of the mill. Laurensville Herald 2/9/1855, p2; E. P. Lake Esq. was elected Ordinary of Newberry District and W. W. Houseal was elected Sheriff. Laurensville Herald 3/16/1855, p2; high winds on March 9 caused serious damage on some of the farms in the District. Several farmers were burning rubbish and the fires got out of hand. Robert Stewart had a large amount of fence burned on his land. Capt. Hall’s plantation lost fencing in the direction of Stony Battery, the loss of fencing has been great. Fire broke out on the Saluda plantation of Chancellor Johnston and crossed Bush River into the plantation of Major Harris also burning a great amount of his fence. In the neighborhood of Dr. John K. Gary fencing was burned and near Beth Eden great damage was done on the plantations of G. B. Boozer, James Sloan and others. The only person to lose any buildings was Capt. M. Hall and they were unoccupied old Barns and stables. Laurensville Herald 3/16/1855, p2; an attempt to erect a telegraph line between Columbia and Newberry, Laurensville Herald 4/27/1855, p2; Thomas W. Thomson had a fire in his plantation through the carelessness of his field hands. The winds were strong and a horse caught fire and burned to death. The fire spread into the plantation of Capt. Halfacre burning a large amount of fence but no houses. Jefferson Wicker lost a large amount of his fencing and his Barn, stables, corn crib or consumed with the fire. (Chancellor Johnston had rails hauled from his farm and rebuilt the fences in 2 days following). From Mr. Wicker's the fire entered the farmer of Capt. James Maffett and his fencing, Barn, stables and corn crib were also consumed. His kitchen and meat house were saved although the dwelling and the meat house were several times on fire. He also lost two slave houses. A large part of the furniture and bedding removed from the dwelling house took fire and was burnt. Capt. Maffett and Mr. Wicker had not enough fodder left to feed their horses. Honorias Sheppard lost a large amount of fencing but no houses were burned. Mr. Lominick also lost fencing. Finally the fire was arrested on the plantation of Henry Gallman Jr. the fire had covered an area of 5 mi.. Laurensville Herald 4/27/1855, p2; a report on the NEWBERRY AGRUCULTURAL Fair (Lengthy), Laurensville Herald 9/28/1855, p2; Newberry has secured the location of the Lutheran College at their Village. $20,000 was secured to support the endeavor. Details, Laurensville Herald 11/30/1855, p3; CENSUS for the town of Newberry for 1856: white males 366, white females 275, Black males 272, black females 324, free Negroes 40, making a total of 1277 persons. Laurensville Herald 2/8/1856, p2; within the past four weeks five meat houses have been forcibly entered and the contents taken. These occurrences happen in the same neighborhood not above 5 miles from town. Laurensville Herald 2/29/1856, p2; an article endorsing a railroad to run from Augusta to Newberry, Laurensville Herald 3/7/1856, p2; the Newberry Mirror announced its intention to publish in a short time a list of subscribers who were in arrears. Laurensville Herald 5/23/1856, p2; NEWBERRY KANSAS ASSOC. met at the Courthouse to solicit subscriptions to pay for the emigrants’ expenses. Committee was formed in names given in the paper. On motion the day for departure was decided to be June 14. Laurensville Herald 6/13/1856, p2; NEWBERRY AGRICULTURAL Fair - will be held July 16 and 17th. It will be held in the Grove immediately below the Academy and will begin at 10 AM each day. On the first day the stock and other articles intended for premiums will be shown. There was a list of all the awards to be given in the paper. Everything of the dairy or orchard and horticulture shown for prizes will be considered as devoted to the next day. Names of judges were given. A list of all the speeches to be given on various subjects, Laurensville Herald 6/27/1856, p1; names of the men elected as Directors at the stockholders meeting of the Bank of Newberry on July 7; B. D. Boyd was elected president, Laurensville Herald 7/18/1856, p2; Lutheran resolution at the last annual meeting of Synod for locating their seminary and College in the Village of Newberry and have elected a building committee and architect. The architect is Mr. Walker of Columbia. Laurensville Herald 7/18/1856, p2; a list of the winners in the Newberry Agricultural Fair, Laurensville Herald 7/25/1856, p2; sale day Newberry for October 1857 was very disappointing. The street had a lively appearance but the amount of business was very small. Matters seemed to be at a stand. The panic in money matters, suddenly stopped the purchase of cotton last week and on Monday we heard not the sound of the car bells as usual nor the rumbling of cotton wagons nor did we see men passing to and fro with their samples in hand seeking the highest purchaser. General Kinard attempted to sell some real estate but it was no go. Everything was flat. Such was the condition of things that sobriety revealed throughout the day. Men had not time or were too economical to drink. Laurensville Herald 10/16/1857, p2; on April 23, 1858 Newberry had a severe frost which killed many vegetables growing in moist places. It was unusually cold for the season and cold enough in the shade for fire even in the middle of the day. The next day there was no frosting consequence of the cloudy sky the night before. The afternoon grew warmer and the next morning a beautiful April day was expected. However when Monday came it was very rainy and cold almost to sleet, a chill wind was blowing from the Northeast. Fears started to be entertained for the safety of the weak crop and so much of the cotton above ground. Potatoes and vegetables were on the edge of either life or death. The fruit crop is too far advanced to be injured but if the cold spell continues much longer there will be serious damage. Later a fall of snow mixed with sleet. Laurensville Herald 5/7/1858, p2; a report on the Agricultural Society Fair on July 14 and July 15, 1858. All the officers were present and were reelected for another year. A list of prizes and who receive the awards was given in the paper. Laurensville Herald 7/23/1858, p3; population for 1858 for the town of Newberry: white males 442, white females 337, black males 380, black females 418; white births during the year 38; black births during the year 10; white deaths 11, blacks 7. Laurensville Herald 3/11/1859, p2

Newman, Benjamin married Ms. Elizabeth Henderson both of Laurens on November 21, 1858 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 12/3/1858, p2

Newman, T. D. was the proprietor of the new Hotel in Clinton known as the CLINTON HOUSE. Laurensville Herald 4/24/1857, p3; Thomas D. Newman was elected 1860 Tiler for Campbell Lodge No. 44, Laurensville Herald 12/2/1859, p2

Nichols, Jane Ms. married Robert Austen both of Laurens on November 25, 1858 officiated by Rev. D. F. Hadden. Laurensville Herald 12/3/1858, p2

Nightingale, Florence Ms. was extremely ill and her strength is diminishing. She has been moved to London and confined to her room. Laurensville Herald 8/5/1859, p2

Nix, B. W. was advertised for Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in March of 300 acres of land to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 2/5/1858, p3

Noble, Thomas working at Young’s store in Laurens District advertised he had a stray brown mare six years old and 15 hands high. The animal had on a bridle with steel bits and large bit rings, harness reins and double head stall. Laurensville Herald 11/9/1855, p2

Nobles, Perry of Laurens married Ms. Margaret Ann Robertson of Greenville on November 22, 1855 officiated by Rev. J. M. Runion. Laurensville Herald 11/30/1855, p2

Nolan, J. T. of Union was a KANSAS EMIGRANT, a member of Gen. A. C. Jones Co. and as such signed a letter sent home to Laurens Newspaper, Laurensville Herald 9/12/1856, p4

Norred, Hannah was a distributee in the estate of William Smith Sr. deceased and resided outside the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 7/8/1859, p3

Norred, John was a distributee in the estate of William Smith Sr. deceased and resided outside the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 7/8/1859, p3

Norris, A. J. of Edgefield District received an appointment to the Arsenal Academy for 1856, Laurensville Herald 12/7/1855, p2

Norris, A. M. of Anderson of Laurens was a KANSAS EMIGRANT, a member of Gen. A. C. Jones Co. and as such signed a letter sent home to Laurens Newspaper, Laurensville Herald 9/12/1856, p4

Norris, Emory was a distributee of the estate of Richard and Margaret Blackwell deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/25/1859, p3

Norris, Evans volunteered to be part of the company under General A. C. Jones to colonize Kansas, Laurensville Herald 5/9/1856, p2

Norris, H. M. volunteered to be part of the company under General A. C. Jones to colonize Kansas, Laurensville Herald 5/9/1856, p2

Norris, Mary was a distributee of the estate of Richard and Margaret Blackwell deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/25/1859, p3

Norris, R. E. of Anderson was a KANSAS EMIGRANT, a member of Gen. A. C. Jones Co. and as such signed a letter sent home to Laurens Newspaper, Laurensville Herald 9/12/1856, p4

North, J. W. was assigned to Abbeville for 1860 by the South Carolina ME Conference, Laurensville Herald 12/16/1859, p1

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OAK HILL ACADEMY – located 10 miles east of Laurensville will commence on July 12, 1858 with English and classical school. Advertisement, Laurensville Herald 7/2/1858, p3

Oakes, Z. B. was elected Grand Treasurer of the most excellent GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER of South Carolina for the ensuing Masonic year. Laurensville Herald 2/15/1856, p2

Oberle, George J. was found guilty in Greenville Court of arson and sentenced to pay $1000 fine and spend two years in jail. Laurensville Herald 11/11/1859, p2

ODD FELLOWS – a Lodge of IOOF was organized at Laurensville on June 27, 1855 by DDGM Silas Johnson and will go by the name of Friendship Lodge No. 27. Meetings will be on Monday evening of each week. Laurensville Herald 7/6/1855, p2; IOOF -  Odd Fellows picnic in Laurens on 7/4 - accommodation train will leave Newberry at 7 AM and return the same day - enabling people visiting this Village to participate in the celebration of the Fourth of July. Laurensville Herald 6/27/1856, p2; a list of the officers elected for the present term; a summary of the yellow celebration of the first anniversary of Friendship Lodge, Laurensville Herald 7/11/1856, p2; at the annual communication of the R. W. Grand Lodge of South Carolina officers were elected and installed for the ensuing year and names were printed in the paper. Laurensville Herald 2/19/1858, p2

O'Dell, Emily T. Ms. of Laurens SC married William Alexander McCorkle of NC in Laurens District on October 9, 1855 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 10/12/1855, p2

Odell, John advertised his farm for sale. Located in Laurens District it contains 1750 acres. It was located on the road from Milton to Laurens. Details, Laurensville Herald 7/3/1857, p3

Odell, John Jr. advertised application for letters of administration on the estate of Elizabeth Odell deceased. Laurensville Herald 11/9/1855, p2

Oglesby, T. and R. W. Spurrier advertised their granite business at Laurensville. Laurensville Herald 4/2/1858, p3

OLD FIELD ACADEMY - situated 6.5 miles north of Laurens Village will be commenced on January 29 under the superintendence of Lewis Thomason who comes to us highly recommended as a teacher. Rates of tuition and subjects taught were advertised in the paper. Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p3

O'Neall, John B. Judge received a severe cut above his head and was otherwise injured in a railroad accident on the Union & Spartanburg RR when a wheel running off from one of the boxcars threw the passenger car off the tracks and several people were injured. Judge O'Neall was carried to Union and attempted to hold Court but was obliged to adjourn. Laurensville Herald 3/5/1858, p3

OREGON - new Constitution of Oregon: abolishment of the grand jury system; make the governor ex-officio Treas. of the state; make the Secretary of State governor Pro-Tem; limit the number of members of the State Senate to 15; limit the number of the Assembly of the State to 30; a Viva Voce system of voting in all public elections; towns and cities are prohibited from contracting debts for any purpose whatever; banking charters are absolutely prohibited so that the business of corporate banking will not be recognized. Laurensville Herald 10/30/1857, p2

Orr, James L. Hon. - an article to familiarize the reader with the representative since he has been in office, Laurensville Herald 3/25/1859, p2

Orr, Martha M. Ms. of Panola County MS married Capt. Thomas Lewers of De Soto on December 20, 1855 in Panola County MS officiated by Rev. A. W. Young. Laurensville Herald 1/18/1856, p2

Osborn, James G. Mrs. married John D. Burns both of Laurens District on January 10, 1857 officiated by William Powers Esq. Laurensville Herald 1/15/1858, p2

Overby, M. W. formerly of Laurens District married Ms. Caroline Grant of Pontotoc MS on February 23, 1858 at Pontotoc MS officiated by Rev. Lewis Ball. Laurensville Herald 4/23/1858, p3

Overby, Nimrod of Laurens District died at his home near Swansey’s Ferry on May 22nd 1855. He was born in Halifax County VA on April 9, 1770 and moved to South Carolina with his parents when he was 16 years old. He was married twice and lived where he breathed his last for more than 60 years. Six children are now living along with nine great-grandchildren. He was a member the Baptist Church for more than 40 years. He fought in the last year of the Revolutionary War. Laurensville Herald 6/8/1855, p3; Nimrod Overby deceased was advertised with the sale of two slaves. Laurensville Herald 12/26/1856, p2

Owens, Archibald deceased his children were distributees in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owens, E. A. was a distributee in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owens, Elizabeth was a pauper living at the Poor House in Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 12/7/1855, p3; Elizabeth Owings for the supporter of her family was paid $10 on December 1856 by the Commissioners of the Poor of Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 11/20/1857, p3; Mrs. Elizabeth Owens was paid $10 by the Commissioners of the Poor. Laurensville Herald 11/26/1858, p3

Owens, Harriet was a distributee in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owens, Isaac was a distributee in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owens, J. B. was a distributee in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owens, James P. was a distributee in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owens, John was a distributee in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owens, Jonathan K. was advertised with 11 acres of land for Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in August to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 7/23/1858, p3

Owens, Joshua – his children were distributees of the real estate of Presly Owens deceased and resided without and beyond the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 10/2/1857, p3

Owens, Mancil applied for letters of administration on the estate of Bethany Owens deceased. Laurensville Herald 1/22/1858, p3

Owens, Melmouth was a distributee in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owens, Mitchell was a distributee of the real estate of Presly Owens deceased and resided without and beyond the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 10/2/1857, p3

Owens, R. K. (Owings, R. K.) was advertised with 500 acres of land for Sheriff Sale in November to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 10/26/1855, p3; R. K. Owings was advertised with the sale of 102 acres of land to settle lawsuit. Laurensville Herald 12/14/1855, p3; R. K. Owings was advertised with the sale of 150 acres of land to settle suit, Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p3; he was advertised with the sale of 100 acres and an additional 100 acres on the first Monday in March. Laurensville Herald 2/15/1856, p3; R. K. Owings was advertised with Sheriff Sale of 47 acres of land and 61 acres of land to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 3/14/1856, p3; he was advertised with 100 acres of land for Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in August to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 7/23/1858, p3; he was listed for Sheriff Sale the first Monday in September 1858 of 160 acres of land to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 8/20/1858, p3;

Owens, Richard was a distributee in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owens, Thomas was a distributee of the real estate of Presly Owens deceased and resided without and beyond the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 10/2/1857, p3

Owens, Young was a distributee in the estate of William Owings Sr. deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Owings, James Young 20-year-old son of R. K. & H. O. Owings died at the home of his father in the upper part of Laurens District on May 6, 1856. He had been sick since infancy. Laurensville Herald 5/16/1856, p3

Owings, John K. was advertised for Sheriff Sale of personal property on sale day in June 1856. Laurensville Herald 5/16/1856, p3

Owings, John K. was advertised with Sheriff Sale of 117 acres of land on sale day in April to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 4/2/1858, p3

Owings, Johnathan K. was advertised with the sale of 106 acres of land to settle lawsuit. Laurensville Herald 12/14/1855, p3

Owings, Jonathan K. was advertised for Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in June of slaves CHARLES, STARLIN, LEAH to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 5/21/1858, p3

Owings, Jonathan K. was advertised with 106 acres of land and all of his personal property for Sheriff Sale in November to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 10/26/1855, p3

Owings, Mancil R. was advertised with the Sheriff Sale of 85 bushels of corn; 1000 bundles of father; 1000 pounds of seed cotton on the first Monday in November to settle suit, Laurensville Herald 10/16/1857, p3

Owings, Mandel R. was advertised with the sale of personal property to settle suit, Laurensville Herald 6/1/1855, p3

Owings, Mary Mrs. 65 years old wife of William Owings died of TB at her home in Laurens District survived by husband and children and other relatives. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1855, p3

Owings, William was confined to the prison of Laurens District and assigned his entire estate in the clerk's office for benefit of the Insolvent Debtors Act. Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p3

Owins, G. B. and William Owins Jr. applied for letters of administration on the estate of William Owins Sr. Laurensville Herald  8/22/1856, p3

Owley, Margaret was a pauper living at the Poor House in Laurens District and left the Poor House in the present year, Laurensville Herald 12/7/1855, p3

Owley, Richard was a pauper living at the Poor House in Laurens District and left the Poor House in the present year, Laurensville Herald 12/7/1855, p3

Owley, Wealthy was a pauper living at the Poor House in Laurens District and left the Poor House in the present year, Laurensville Herald 12/7/1855, p3

Oxner, Martha Mrs. 33 years old died near Kinard's Turnout in Newberry District. She was born in Laurens District, the daughter of Mrs. Hannah Meadows. Her father died when she was very young. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Surviving was the husband and three children. Laurensville Herald 11/28/1856, p2

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Page, J. was paid $5 by the Commissioners of Roads and Bridges for removing a raft from Woodruff bridge and $8 for repairing Woodruff's bridge, Laurensville Herald 12/17/1858, p3

Pain, Lucinda Mrs. married Rev. William B. Boyd both of Laurens on April 23, 1858 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 5/21/1858, p3

Pardee & Gettys was advertised with the sale of 3 acres of land to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 12/14/1855, p3; Pardee & Gettys was advertised for Sheriff Sale of personal property to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 2/1/1856, p3

Pardee, H. E. was advertised with the sale of personal property to settle suit, Laurensville Herald 6/1/1855, p3

Parker, R. S. of Charleston E. Comp. was elected 1858 Grand Royal Arch Captain of the SC Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons, for the ensuing year. Laurensville Herald 2/19/1858, p2

Parker, William H. was elected Warden of Abbeville , Laurensville Herald 9/23/1859, p2

PARKS & WATTS was advertised as being located at number four brick range, Laurens CH - General Merchandise Department, ready-made clothing, and a ladies department. Laurensville Herald 11/4/1859, p3

Parks, Alfred was a Trustee of Oldfield Academy in Laurens District situated 6.5 miles North of Laurens Village. Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p3

Parks, C. B. advertised he had moved to the crossroads known as Shirleytown- within 1 mile of Smiths Mills on Reedy River - where he is prepared to do all kinds of repairing in his line of gun smithing - IN TIME OF PEACE PREPARE FOR WAR. Laurensville Herald 7/8/1859, p3

Parks, James was paid $.80 on an account for 1856 by the Commissioners of the Poor. Laurensville Herald 11/26/1858, p3

Paslay, A. Blum of Laurens SC a senior at Erskine College read his essay ‘The Defender of Liberty, Laurensville Herald 4/8/1859, p2

Paslay, Robert K. of Panola married Ms. Sara Wooten of De Soto both of MS on April 20, 1856 officiated by Rev. J. Townsend. Laurensville Herald 5/16/1856, p3

Pasley, B. H. received an appointment to the Arsenal for 1860. Laurensville Herald 12/2/1859, p2

Pates, Captain and his company of 40 or 50 men were all killed in an ambush at Hickory Point by abolitionists. Laurensville Herald 6/20/1856, p2

Patrick, J. B. graduated from the State Military Academy December 1855. Laurensville Herald 12/14/1855, p2

PATROL ORDINANCE - all slaves found within the corporate limits of the town after dark without a pass and without the enclosure or premises of their owners before 9 PM shall be liable to received 20 lashes by the patrol; all slaves found within the corporate limits of the town after 9 PM and before daylight either with or without a pass unless the patrol shall be satisfied that said slave was sent in the service of his or her owner, shall be lodged in jail until next morning and then whipped and discharged. All slaves found within the limits of the town on Sunday unless they are at Church going to her firm Church shall be arrested and lodged in jail until Monday morning in the discharge; provided that this ordinance shall not apply to slaves residing within the limits of the town; that none of the above ordinances shall apply to slaves going to, returning from or being at their wife's house. Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p3

Patten, John D. Capt. married Ms. Margaret Robertson both of Laurens District on February 8, 1855 officiated by Seaborn Park's Esquire. Laurensville Herald 2/16/1855, p3

Patten, Roseanna Mrs. was paid $15 by the Commissioners of the Poor. Laurensville Herald 11/26/1858, p3

Patterson, M. K. Ms. of Laurens married M. H. Hunter of Clinton on October 28, 1857 officiated by Rev. A. P. Martin. Laurensville Herald 10/30/1857, p2

Patterson, William J. married Ms. Rebecca E. Fleming both of Laurens District on October 30 1856 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 11/7/1856, p2

Patterson, William married Ms. Martha Poole both of Laurens on November 25, 1858 officiated by Rev. A. P. Martin. Laurensville Herald 12/3/1858, p2

Patton, D. W. Dr. of Laurens District can be found 1 mile below the Courthouse at the home of Silas M. Bailey. Laurensville Herald 9/23/1859, p3

Patton, Hannah Mrs. 60 years old died of apoplexy near Young's Store on February 28, 1859. Laurensville Herald 3/18/1859, p3

Patton, R. Mrs. for support of her self and her family received $15 on December 1856 from the Commissioners of the Poor of Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 11/20/1857, p3

Patton, Roseanna and family paupers were cared for by S. S. Blakely who was paid $20 on July 23, 1856. Laurensville Herald 11/28/1856, p3

Patton, W. D. of SC graduated from Georgia Medical College with the degree of MD. Laurensville Herald 3/11/1859, p2

Patton, William married Ms. Parmelia Garrett both of Laurens District on December 18, 1859 officiated by Ellis Thompson Esq. Laurensville Herald 12/23/1859, p3

Pearson, J. A. Esq. his son accidentally let fall in front of the fireplace a powder flask which he was removing when the powder ignited, burst the flask and inflicted severe injury upon the boy. Laurensville Herald 10/24/1856, p2

Pearson, W. F. of SC was an 1858 graduate of Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Columbia, Laurensville Herald 6/11/1858, p2

PEARSON, W. J and J. H. opened a grocery store in Clinton at #2 Copeland's Block, Laurensville Herald 10/16/1857, p2

Pearson, W. S. of Spartanburg married Ms. Dorothy F. Little of Laurens District on June 26, 1856 officiated by Rev. D. F. Hadden. Laurensville Herald 7/18/1856, p2

Peavy, William was a distributee of an estate and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 3/5/1858, p3

Peay, Nicholas A. Col. had two RUN-AWAY slaves that were committed in the jail in Laurensville named JOB who was 25 years old, 5'3" tall and ARTHUR who is 30 years old and 5'6" tall. Laurensville Herald 10/26/1855, p2; N. A. Peay of Fairfield was elected Sen. Laurensville Herald 10/17/1856, p2

Peden, Carolina Ms. married Washington Thomason both of Greenville District on December 16, 1856 officiated by Elihu Watson. Laurensville Herald 12/19/1856, p2

Peden, Elizabeth was a distributee of the estate of Z. Gray and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 5/16/1856, p3

Peden, Jefferson was a distributee of the estate of Z. Gray and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 5/16/1856, p3

Peden, M. Mrs. of Greenville District married M. Garrett on April 26, 1855 at the home of Rev. C. B. Stewart. Laurensville Herald 5/11/1855, p3

Pelot, C. M. Esq. was postmaster of the newly formed HODGES DEPOT P.O. located at the junction of the Abbeville branch of the Greenville & Columbia Railroad. Laurensville Herald 3/30/1855, p2

Pelot, Dr. of Greenwood met with a serious accident. He started from his Hotel to the arsenal and having missed his way fell from the high embankment in the rear of the store of Robert Bryce. He was rescued and taken to the American Hotel where he now lives. His back is injured and fears are entertained that his spine is affected by the fall. Laurensville Herald 3/16/1855, p2

Pelot, Sara C. Ms. of Cokesbury married J. W. Epps of Laurens on September 21, 1859 officiated by Rev. David Wills. Laurensville Herald 9/23/1859, p2

Perdue, Mr. of Aiken was severely knifed by Mr. Morris of Aiken. Perdue was a fireman on the South Carolina railroad and Morris is a citizen of Aiken. Laurensville Herald 9/19/1856, p2

Perkins, H. Dr. of Cuthbert Co. GA went to Americus Georgia on 11/8/1856 to pay a $1500 bank debt but was detained in a gambling house and lost all the money. In a moment of desperation he ended his life by opening an artery and his arm. Laurensville Herald 11/211856, p2

Perrin, E. B. received 8th appointment for 1858 at South Carolina College, Laurensville Herald 12/3/1858, p2

Perrin, James M. was elected Warden of Abbeville , Laurensville Herald 9/23/1859, p2

Perry, B. F. of SC received an appointment to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. Laurensville Herald 11/14/1859, p2

Perry, J. B. was a member of the Board of Visitors of Laurensville Female College, Laurensville Herald 7/8/1859, p2

Perry, W. L. joined the company emigrating from Union/Spartanburg to Kansas, Laurensville Herald 6/27/1856, p3

Pettigrew, J. Johnston was commissioned and appointed an aide-de-camp to the Gov. and commander-in-chief with the rank of Lieut. Col. and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. Laurensville Herald 12/26/1856, p2

Phenny, Robert S. won the prize for best one-year-old mule at the 1856 Newberry Agricultural Fair, Laurensville Herald 7/25/1856, p2

PHILADELPHIA DISASTER - Laurensville Herald 7/25/1856, p2

Philips, Elizabeth was a distributee in the estate of James Garrett deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/12/1858, p3

Philips, Isaac was a distributee in the estate of James Garrett deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 11/12/1858, p3

Philips, W. S. a student at Athens College Georgia at the time of his death, the only son of his parents died. TRIBUTE OF RESPECT; Laurensville Herald 3/25/1859, p2; he was the only son of Dr. W. and C. B. Philips and died March 15, 1859 of pneumonia at age 18 years. He was in the junior class at the University of Georgia. Six of his classmates accompanied his remains as it was transported to the family burial ground in Laurens District. His parents were with him six days before he died Laurensville Herald 4/8/1859, p2

Phillips, Campbell Preston five-year-old son of Dr. William and C. B. Phillips died October 27, 1856 of the croup. Laurensville Herald 11/7/1856, p2

Phillips, Sally M. 20 years old died at the home of her father on November 18, 1859 of TB. 18 months before her death she had a severe attack of measles which resulted on June 20 a sore throat, hoarseness and cough which gradually and progressively resulted in that violent disease. She was a graduate of Barhamville. She was survived by her parents four sisters and numerous friends. Her only brother had died eight months before her. Laurensville Herald 12/2/1859, p2; TRIBUTE,  (LENGTHY), Laurensville Herald 12/23/1859, p3

Phillips, Sally M. Ms. was awarded first prize at the fifth Annual Laurens District Agricultural Fair for her vase of flowers. Laurensville Herald 10/2/1857, p2

Phillips, William Dr. was elected a delegate to represent Laurens District at the meeting of the State Democratic Convention in Columbia, Laurensville Herald 4/11/1856, p2

Philson, Agnes Mrs. was awarded first prize of five dollars for her woolen carpeting at the Newberry County Agricultural Society Fair, Laurensville Herald 10/3/1856, p2

Philson, Elizabeth was advertised with 75 acres of land for Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in August to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 7/23/1858, p3; Laurensville Herald 8/20/1858, p3; Laurensville Herald 10/29/1858, p3

Philson, W. F. was advertised with all his dry goods at auction on July 11, 1859. Laurensville Herald 7/8/1859, p3

Philson, William F. was elected Warden of Laurensville for 1858. Laurensville Herald 1/15/1858, p2

Philson, William was elected a delegate to represent Laurens District at the meeting of the State Democratic Convention in Columbia, Laurensville Herald 4/11/1856, p2; he was in possession of a stray horse mule, 10 years old, 11 hands high with collar and saddle marks appraised at $50. Laurensville Herald 10/23/1857, p3

Phinney, Charles H. of FL married Miss Martha C. Simpson of Laurens on 11/6/11859 at the home of Dr. E. G. Simpson officiated by Rev. Z. L. Holmes. Laurensville Herald 11/14/1859, p2

Phinney, John advertised for letters of administration on the estate of Thomas R. Holland. Laurensville Herald 5/16/1856, p3

Phinney, R. S. Mrs. was awarded first prize of five dollars for her crochet hat at the Newberry County Agricultural Society Fair, Laurensville Herald 10/3/1856, p2

Phinney, R. S. was awarded first prize of five dollars for his best jennett at the Newberry County Agricultural Society Fair, Laurensville Herald 10/3/1856, p2

Pickens, F. W. Hon. of SC was minister of Russia. He and his wife Lucy Holcombe Pickens were on their way to St. Petersburg by way of New York. Laurensville Herald 5/14/1858, p2

Pickens, T. J. was reelected Comptroller General without opposition. Laurensville Herald 12/2/1859, p2

Pickett, J. R. Rev. of ME Church South was appointed to Edgefield District for 1858 – 1859, Laurensville Herald 12/17/1858, p2

PIERCE, FRANKLIN – President’s Message, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1856, p2

Pinckney, C. C. Jr. received second appointment for 1858 at South Carolina College, Laurensville Herald 12/3/1858, p2

Pinson, Elizabeth Mrs. married Jesse Teague Esq. both of Laurens District on November 1, 1859 officiated by Rev. Silas Knight. Laurensville Herald 11/4/1859, p2

Pinson, Gabriel was elected Commissioner of the Poor for Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 10/24/1856, p2; G. Pinson was paid $10 on June 4, 1857 for the support of Mrs. Winnie Ross by the Commissioners of the Poor of Laurens District; he was paid $29.60 for wheat December 1856 by the Commissioners of the Poor of Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 11/20/1857, p3; he applied for letters of administration on the estate of Wilson Cooper deceased. Laurensville Herald 4/23/1858, p3; G. Pinson was paid $25 for the support of Mrs. N. Culbertson, $20 for the care of Mrs. R. Hodges, $13 for the support of Abner Ellage, 75 cents for 1-1/2 bushels of potatoes; eight dollars for flour and $50 as administrator of Wilson Cooper by the Commissioners of the Poor. Laurensville Herald 11/26/1858, p3

Pinson, Meache deceased was advertised with the call of final settlement of the estate by administrator James Cunningham. Laurensville Herald 5/2/1856, p3

Pinson, Mr. volunteered to be part of the company under General A. C. Jones to colonize Kansas, Laurensville Herald 5/9/1856, p2

Pittman, Joseph H. of Gordon County GA married Ms. Laura C. Word of Cassville GA on May 1, 1855 officiated by Rev. John S. Wilson  DD in Cassville GA. Laurensville Herald 5/11/1855, p3

Pitts & Langston was paid $16.90 for molasses November 1857 by the Commissioners of the Poor. Laurensville Herald 11/26/1858, p3

Pitts, Amasa deceased was advertised with the sale of 150 acres of land, Laurensville Herald 10/23/1857, p3

Pitts, Catherine Ms. daughter of Ephraim Pitts married Robert Hipps on January 12, 1856 officiated by Rev. William B. Boyd. Laurensville Herald 1/25/1856, p2

Pitts, Isaac was a pauper under the charge of the Poor House 1857 – 1858, Laurensville Herald 11/26/1858, p3

Pitts, M. K. Ms. of Newberry District married John Miller of Laurens District officiated by Rev. E. Lindsay. Laurensville Herald 12/7/1855, p2

Pitts, Nancy a pauper was cared for by John Culbertson who was paid $10 on June 19, 1856. Laurensville Herald 11/28/1856, p3; she was cared for by John Culbertson who was paid $10 on June 4, 1857 by the Commissioners of the Poor of Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 11/20/1857, p3

Pitts, Rachel Mrs. 74-year-old wife of Ephraim Pitts died June 15, 1857. For 30 years she had been a member of her Church. Laurensville Herald 7/3/1857, p3

Pitts, Reuben was advertised with the Sheriff Sale of 150 acres of land on the first Monday in November to settle suit, Laurensville Herald 10/16/1857, p3

Pitts, Sally J. Ms. daughter of Robert Pitts married Capt. D. M. H. Langston on October 18, 1855 officiated by Rev. Z. L. Holmes. Laurensville Herald 10/26/1855, p2; Ms. Sally Jane Pitts (Now Mrs. Sally Jane Langston) wife of Major D. M. O. Langston and daughter of Robert and M. E. Pitts died December 6, 1856 at age 20 years. Laurensville Herald 12/19/1856, p2

Pitts, Thomas H. defended himself against impropriety during elections, Laurensville Herald 10/3/1856, p2; more accusations of impropriety during elections, Laurensville Herald 10/10/1856, p2; he declined nomination as a candidate for the seat in the next Legislature. Laurensville Herald 5/21/1858, p2; Thomas H. Pitts, was elected 1860 WM for Campbell Lodge No. 44, Laurensville Herald 12/2/1859, p2

Pitts, William C. of Dalton GA was arrested for trying to pass counterfeit money. Laurensville Herald 11/7/1856, p2

Polbill, Joe H. of Louisville GA a senior at Erskine College read his essay ‘Foreign Loyalty To The American Flag’, Laurensville Herald 4/8/1859, p2

POOL & RUTLEDGE started a regular stagecoach line from Abbeville to Washington GA with new stock of fine horses and entirely new Coaches. The drivers are experienced. They leave Abbeville Monday, Wednesday and Friday after the arrival of the railroad from Greenville so that travelers from all points north of Hodges Depot will be able to pass directly through the same day to Washington Georgia. The stagecoach will leave Washington GA on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Laurensville Herald 11/14/1859, p3

Pool, Elihu was advertised with the sale of seed cotton, corn, etc. to settle two lawsuits. Laurensville Herald 10/2/1857, p3

Pool, Melinda Ms. married James S. Bolt both of Laurens District on November 3, 1859 officiated by Rev. A. C. Stepp. Laurensville Herald 11/11/1859, p2

Pool, Robert F. was advertised with 126 acres of land for sale to settle Bill for Partition and Relief, Laurensville Herald 9/28/1855, p3

Poole, Martha Ms. married William Paterson both of Laurens on November 25, 1858 officiated by Rev. A. P. Martin. Laurensville Herald 12/3/1858, p2

Porcher, J. Dubose was advertised with sale 640 acres of land, Laurensville Herald 9/7/1855, p3

Porcher, William of Charleston was elected to Congress. Laurensville Herald 10/17/1856, p2

Porter, John A. was appointed Edgefield circuit for 1857. Laurensville Herald 12/5/1856, p2

Post, Reuben Rev. DD 67 years old pastor of the Circular Church in Charleston died September 25, 1858 after an attack of prevailing fever. For 21 years he was pastor of the Church and congregation of the Circular Church. He had succeeded Rev. Benjamin M. Palmer DD. He was born January 17, 1792 in Cornwall, a small town near Middlebury Vermont. In 1814 he graduated from the University of Vermont at Middlebury and proceeded to a theological school at Princeton New Jersey under Rev. Archibald Alexander DD and Samuel Miller DD. He was ordained July 1819 and installed as pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Washington DC which he continued until February 1836, at one time performing the functions of chaplain to the United States Senate. Since moving to Charleston in February 1836 he has made many friends. Laurensville Herald 10/1/1858, p2

Potter, B. L. advertised as a boot and Shoemaker. Laurensville Herald 10/26/1855, p3; B. L. Potter was elected 1856-1857 OG for Friendship Lodge No. 27, IOOF, Laurensville Herald 7/11/1856, p2; B. L. Potter was elected Tiler of Palmetto Lodge No. 19, AFM for 1859, Laurensville Herald 12/24/1858, p2; Potter, B. L. of Laurens was the only authorized agent to sell the singer sewing machine in Laurens Courthouse. Laurensville Herald 9/23/1859, p3; he advertised butter churns for sale. Laurensville Herald 11/25/1859, p2; B. L. Potter was elected 1860 Tiler for Palmetto Lodge No. 19, Laurensville Herald 12/2/1859, p2

Potter, Mr. of Charleston was elected to the Senate. Laurensville Herald 10/17/1856, p2

Powe, J. was commissioned and appointed an aide-de-camp to the Gov. and commander-in-chief with the rank of Lieut. Col. and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. Laurensville Herald 12/26/1856, p2

Powell, Mary Ms. married Achilles Dendy both of Laurens District on May 13, 1858 officiated by Rev. Toliver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 5/21/1858, p3

Power, Mary Mrs. applied for letters of administration on the estate of Alexander Power deceased, Laurensville Herald 11/27/1857, p3

Power, Parmelia Ms. married Martin Riddle both of Laurens District on November 19, 1857 officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 11/27/1857, p3

Power, Sophia Mrs. 33-year-old wife of William Power Esq. died December 24, 1854 of typhoid pneumonia; she was a member of the Baptist Church for 10 years. She was survived by husband and five children. Laurensville Herald 1/26/1855, p2

Power, T. A. Dr. formerly of Laurens District married Ms. Eugenia Duckworth of Anderson District on November 23, 1859 officiated by Rev. Walters. Laurensville Herald 12/23/1859, p3

Power, William L. applied for letters of administration on the estate of John Power deceased Laurensville Herald 11/25/1859, p3

Power, William L. married Ms. Nancy A. Franks both of Laurens District on February 13, 1855 officiated by Rev. D. F. Hadden. Laurensville Herald 2/23/1855, p3

Power, William was elected a delegate to represent Laurens District at the meeting of the State Democratic Convention in Columbia, Laurensville Herald 4/11/1856, p2

Powers, William B. Five years, three months and 26 days old died December 22, 1855. He was the son of Samuel L. A. and Mary Powers. Laurensville Herald 2/29/1856, p2

Powers, William Esq. was paid $1.50 for his accounting services for 1856 on February 1857 from the Commissioners of the Poor of Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 11/20/1857, p3

Prather, W. G. was paid five dollars by the Commissioners of Roads and Bridges for repairing Puckett’s Bridge. Laurensville Herald 12/17/1858, p3

Pratt, W. F. Dr. & Co. found at the sign of the OLD RED MORTAR in Newberry SC - advertised as a jobber and retail dealer in drugs, medicines etc. also in fancy goods, perfumes, brushes etc. Laurensville Herald 4/2/1858, p3

PRESBYTERIAN – a synopsis of the proceedings of the Presbyterian which met at Rocky Springs Church on April 18, Laurensville Herald 4/20/1855, p2; the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America met agreeably to adjournment in the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville TN on May 17, 1855. A full summary of all five days was given in the newspaper, details, Laurensville Herald 6/1/1855, p2; a summary of the Presbytery meeting at Laurens town; 60 representatives attended, Laurensville Herald 9/28/1855, p2; Rev. S. B. McCormick was tried and suspended from ministerial duty on account of charges; unchristian conduct, for associating himself with a known Underground Railroad, for engaging in the business of assisting slaves to make their escape, of boasting of the number of slaves he had helped escape and giving their names and locations on several occasions. Details, Laurensville Herald 11/2/1855, p2; the ladies of the Village scheduled a Fair to be held in Simpsons Hall on December 20 and December 21. They will raise funds to fence in and improve Presbyterian Church property. Laurensville Herald 12/14/1855, p2; application will be made to the Legislature at the next sitting for an act to incorporate LIBERTY SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH at Cross Hill. Laurensville Herald 10/2/1857, p3; the Synod of the Presbyterian Church of South Carolina convened in Laurensville last Wednesday evening. A summary of the event was given in the paper; names of committee members were given, (2 separate articles) Laurensville Herald 10/16/1857, p2 and Laurensville Herald 10/30/1857, p2; the fine new building of the Liberty Springs Church at Cross Hill will be dedicated on December 5, 1857. Laurensville Herald 11/27/1857, p3; a report on the Synod held in Knoxville TN on April 1. Laurensville Herald 4/16/1858, p2 and Laurensville Herald 5/21/1858, p2, 3; Fairview Church in Greenville District will be dedicated on the third Sunday in May 1858. Rev. E. T. Buist DD, president of Laurensville Female College will preach the dedicatory. Laurensville Herald 4/23/1858, p2; the Presbytery of South Carolina will meet at Liberty Springs Church and Cross Hill on April 14, 1859 starting at 11 o'clock that day. Laurensville Herald 4/8/1859, p2; a one-week revival meeting at Laurens Presbyterian Church resulted in 19 persons admitted to the Church. Laurensville Herald 11/14/1859, p2

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE – the site was formerly owned by Mr. Hubbard but more recently by Mrs. Gary. The Village of Clinton subscribe $20,000 for its construction. Laurensville Herald 5/2/1856, p2; the architect is T. C. Veal and the builder is Dr. J. W. Simpson. Laurensville Herald 7/25/1856, p2

Presley, Clarissa resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/25/1859, p3

Presley, J. F. graduated from the State Military Academy December 1855. Laurensville Herald 12/14/1855, p2

Presley, Thompson resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/25/1859, p3

Pressley, Antoinette E. Ms. (now Mrs. Antoinette E. Black) wife of Dr. W. E. Black died at Laurens District on December 1, 1858. She was the daughter of the late Samuel P. and Mrs. Jane Pressley. Laurensville Herald 12/3/1858, p2

Pressly, S. of Due West SC a senior at Erskine College read his essay ‘Reign of Terror’, Laurensville Herald 4/8/1859, p2

Preston, J. H. has been elected Commissioner of Richland District for 1857. Laurensville Herald 12/5/1856, p2

Price, James A. of Unionville SC who was convicted of the murder of Joseph Hughes Sr. was executed last Friday. Laurensville Herald 7/3/1857, p2

Price, Thomas J. of Newberry displayed a cotton stalk 3 feet high containing 205 well formed bolls. Laurensville Herald 9/23/1859, p2

Price, W. P. was elected Warden of Greenville , Laurensville Herald 9/23/1859, p2

Prim, Charles's children were distributees in the estate of Martha Barksdale deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Prim, Elizabeth was a distributee in the estate of Martha Barksdale deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Prim, James was a distributee in the estate of Martha Barksdale deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Prim, Polly was a distributee in the estate of Martha Barksdale deceased and resided outside the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 2/11/1859, p3

Prince, W. F. was elected Warden of Greenville, Laurensville Herald 9/23/1859, p2

Pucket, S. O. was advertised with the sale of 120 acres of land and one slave for Sheriff Sale the first Monday in March to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 2/15/1856, p3

Puckett, Absalom Wade 27 years old died at his home in Bienville Parish LA after an illness of one month. He was a native of Abbeville SC and became a member of Siloam Baptist Church in 1854. Surviving him were parents, brothers, a sister, a wife and two children. Laurensville Herald 5/21/1858, p3

Puckett, Catherine Mrs. 43-year-old wife of John S. Puckett and daughter of Samuel and Nancy Boyd died June 21, 1855. She was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church until the later part of her life when she became connected with the Methodist Church. Surviving was the husband and six children. Laurensville Herald 7/20/1855, p3

Puckett, John informed the citizens that on the night of June 21, 1857 he felt the evidence of an earthquake at the home of John Robinson near Poplar Spring in the upper part of Laurens District. It was also felt by a sister. John Puckett living near Knights Bridge also stated that the shock was so great that it woke them. On making a light in the room he could see the house shaking. Laurensville Herald 7/3/1857, p2

Puckett, Miles was appointed to the Laurens circuit for 1857. Laurensville Herald 12/5/1856, p2

Puckett, S. O. advertised with 100 acres of land and 200 acres of land for Sheriff Sale on the first Monday in January 1857. Laurensville Herald 12/12/1856, p3 and Laurensville Herald 6/13/1856, p3; S. O. Puckett was in the custody of the Sheriff of Laurens District and on oath of his whole estate and affects he petitioned the Court of common pleas to admit him to the benefit of the act of the General Assembly made for the relief of Insolvent Debtors. Laurensville Herald 10/29/1858, p3

Puckett, S. R. of Abbeville married Ms. Frances E. Austin of Laurens on February 24, 1859 officiated by Rev. J. C. Vaughan. Laurensville Herald 3/11/1859, p3

Puckett, William A. was advertised with Sheriff Sale of 300 acres of land to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 3/14/1856, p3

Pulliam, Z. C. of Laurens was admitted to the Court of Appeals of Columbia in the Courts of Law in the State of South Carolina on December 5, 1855, Laurensville Herald 12/14/1855, p2; Z. C. Pulliam of Pickens was admitted to the practice of Law and Equity Courts of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 12/3/1858, p2

Pyles, John H. married Ms. Harriett Minerva Boyd both of Laurens District on 9/16/1856 officiated by Rev. W. P. Martin, Laurensville Herald 10/3/1856, p2

Pyles, Newton married Ms. Parmelia Francis McDowell on November 6, 1856 officiated by Rev. T. J. Pearce, all of Laurens District. Laurensville Herald 12/26/1856, p2; Newton Pyles applied for letters of administration on the estate of Elizabeth Gary deceased. Laurensville Herald 10/2/1857, p3


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