Laurens County, South Carolina News
Laurensville Herald 1860 - 1872
Transcribed by Edith Greisser from microfilm belonging to the Caroliniana Library
Laurens County, South Carolina Genealogy Trails


Lambright, Pete colored of Spartanburg, a story of his part in a KKK activity, Laurensville Herald 6/23/1871, p2

LaMotte, Charles O. was a candidate for the District of Laurens and the next SC Legislature. Laurensville Herald 4/13/1860, p2; C. O. LaMotte was advertised with the Sheriff Sale  of the house and a lot in the town of Laurensville to settle suit. Laurensville Herald 4/12/1861, p3

Landers, James M. was a distributee in an estate and resided without and beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 10/26/1860, p3

Landers, Jane was a distributee in an estate and resided without and beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 10/26/1860, p3

Lane, Lemuel of Newberry was murdered while sleeping in the open air at his house. His head was split open with an axe. The robbers took $1000, the proceeds of a recent sale of cotton. One of the murderers, John Counts alias Dawkins was killed while trying to make his escape. Another Armistead Cook was arrested. Laurensville Herald 8/3/1866, p2; Lemuel Lane, a white man, was murdered by a gang of colored men and robbed of $8000. Only two men were punished; the political influence of the other perpetrators was too strong and they escaped. Laurensville Herald 11/24/1871, p1

Lanford, A. P. of Spartanburg married --- Laurensville Herald 2/1/1861, p3

Lanford, B. W. Capt. of Laurens married Ms. Mattie C. Morgan of Spartanburg on 10/26/1871 at the home of the bride’s father officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 11/3/1871, p2

Lanford, J. Murry was elected STEWARD of Palmetto Lodge No. 19 AFM for 1972, Laurensville Herald 12/29/1871, p2

Langston, Ginnie Ms. the daughter of W. H. Langston Esq. of Laurens Co. SC had married John H. Finley. Laurensville Herald 6/23/1871, p3

Langston, Marcus Lafayette was killed at the battle of Oak Hill on August 10, 1861. He was a member of the Hempstead riflemen of the 3rd ARK Regiment. He was the son of Thomas and Emily Langston of Laurens District where he was born 1836; after his father's death which took place when he was a boy his mother remarried with Joseph Shaw Esquire and the family moved to Georgia. (Lengthy with information but too difficult to read) Laurensville Herald 11/1/1861, p2

Langston, Mary Ms. of Laurens District married Hugh Toland in 1813. He died 5/22/1871. Laurensville Herald 7/21/1871, p2

Langston, Solomon was listed as a pauper residing in the poorhouse as of April 1861, by the Commissioners of The Poor for Laurens District, Laurensville Herald 4/5/1861, p3

Langston, W. H. was elected 1867 Tr. of the RISING SUN CHAPTER No. 6, Laurens Masons, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1867, p2; W. H. Langston is Probate Judge of Laurens. Laurensville Herald 1/13/1871, p2 and Laurensville Herald 10/13/1871, p2

Lark & Boyd was paid $255.81 on April 16, 1860 by the Commissioners of Roads and Bridges for Laurens District for building Morgan Bridge and repairing McNiece Bridge across Raiborn Creek, Laurensville Herald 2/15/1861, p3

Lark, Cullen lost multiple notes and advertised for the return of them, Laurensville Herald 3/22/1861, p3

LAURENS – an Act to establish certain roads, bridges and ferries and to renew and amend certain charters heretofore granted. (1) a public highway laid out and established in Edgefield District commencing on Ferry Road near the home of James M. Harrison, intersecting a branch of 5-Notch Rd. near the home of James L. Addison and James M. Harrison and Wm. H. Moss be appointed Commissioners to lay out the road. (2) that McNary’s Ferry across Big Saluda River be re-chartered with the ferriage allowed by laws and all rights, privileges and franchises incident to be vested in John McNary and his heirs etc. for 21 years. (3) the road from Mrs. Mary J. Davis on Smith Ford Rd. in Union District to Alexander McPherson on Limestone Springs Rd. in Spartanburg District be declared a public highway. Harry Tate, Thomas D. Littlejohn and Col. James Jeffries were appointed Commissioners to lay out and open the highway. (4) Sims’ & Hopper’s Ferry be re-chartered for 7 years  vested in William E. Caldwell and George Anderson. (5) Pooletown Rd. in Laurens District from Mountain Shoals on Enoree River to Clinton Rd. at Capt. Martindale be declared a public highway with Commissioners L. G. Williams and A. B. Poole to lay out and open road. (6) Smith Bridge over Saluda River between Abbeville and Laurens be re-chartered with the same rates for 7 years to J. M. Graham and heirs. (7) Gambrell Bridge over Saluda be chartered with the same rates for 7 years to James McCullough and Enoch B. Gambrell and heirs. (8) Henderson’s Ferry  across Enoree River re-chartered with a change in tolls: five cents per person; $.10 for man and horse; five cents for every loose horse; five cents for every head of cattle; three cents for every head of hogs, sheep or goat; for every wagon or buggy drawn by one horse $.25; for every wagon, buggy or carriage drawn by two horses $.35; for every wagon drawn by four or six horses $.50; leased for a period of seven years to Thomas Henderson. (9) the establishment of a Public Roads in Newberry District leading from Frederick Boozer's by Francis Dawkins and George Mayer, thence to Adam Monts intersecting at McNary's Ferry Road below Dr. J. L. Hall provided that Frederick Boozer during the pleasure of the Gen. Assembly be authorized to erect and keep in use on the Rd., one gate as long as the same is kept in good repair. (10) it is the duty of the Commissioners of public buildings for the several Districts and parishes to supervise and direct jail discipline as well as the condition of the public buildings. The Laurensville Herald 2/3/1860, p2; REPORT OF COMMISSIONER OF THE POOR, The Laurensville Herald 2/3/1860, p; GRAND JURY PRESENTMENT: condition of the courthouse, jail and poorhouse and complaints of nonresidents of the District peddling without license Laurensville Herald 4/13/1860, p2; ORDINANCE to raise supplies for the town of Laurensville for 1860; rules for road duty; rules for patrol duty; rates for taxes, Laurensville Herald 5/25/1860, p2; the HENRY C. YOUNG was the name given to the new railroad engine on the Laurens Railroad. It is named after the distinguished townsman Hon. Henry C. Young who has done more than anyone for the benefit of the railroad. There are now four good working engines: Henry C. Young, Laurens, Gadsden, Tom Thumb. Laurensville Herald 8/24/1860. p2; a destructive FIRE occurred in the village on March 16, 1861. The hotel, kitchen and smokehouse belonging to John Simmons and all the buildings on the opposite lots owned by Joseph Crews were destroyed. Exertions on the part of many of the citizens saved the greater portion of the business houses of the town and several dwellings. P. D. Elliott a mechanic also lost nearly an entire set of carpenters tools. There was no insurance on any of the properties that were destroyed. The loss to Mr. Simmons is $10,000. The loss of Mr. Crews is at $2500. The fire was accidental and originated in Mr. Simmons hotel. Nothing remains of some of the buildings except chimneys and shade trees. A fire company is desperately needed for the town. There are now no hotel accommodations in town. Individual citizens will provide accommodations for travelers. Laurensville Herald 3/22/1861, p2; a lengthy article on how a fire company could be formed in Laurensville, Laurensville Herald 3/29/1861, p2; citizens of Spring Grove in Laurens District met on May 25, 1861. On motion of Richard Watts Esq. Col. John D. Williams and Rev. B. F. Corley explained the object of the meeting was to organize a military company for home defense to be known as SPRING GROVE HOME GUARDS. Officers were elected. “We, the old men of the community and others not liable to military duty, with others who may see fit, to join us, have organized ourselves into a military company for the suppression of riot, insurrection and all other evils inimical to the peace and social order of her neighborhood. Resolutions followed; all suspicious persons are to be reported; all slaves to be Home at night letting them visit only in the day with few exceptions;; a meeting every two weeks, Laurensville Herald 6/7/1861, p3; a listing of all the LAURENS VOLUNTEERS (State Guards, Laurens Briars, Musgrove Vols., Wadsworth Vols., Co. Raiborn) Laurensville Herald 6/14/1861, p2; J. P. Hoyt took over the control of the columns in the newspaper; the paper had been reduced to two pages each week to save on costs as there is little advertising since everyone is at war, Laurensville Herald 8/9/1861, p2; list of men in the ENOREE MOSQUITOES, Laurensville Herald 8/16/1861, p2; list of the members of RAIBORN’S CO., Laurensville Herald 8/16/1861, p2

LAURENS COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY - why does Laurens County not have such a society; the labor system in South Carolina has undergone a revolution and a different land of agricultural operations must follow. Let us learn to speed the plow more successfully in the future. Laurensville Herald 9/15/1871, p2; an article informing the newspaper that the Laurens County Agricultural Society was formed in May 1869 with a president, secretary, treasurer and 25 members. The treasurer has heard nothing about it lately and still holds the money received from its members through the secretary and desires to return the money or receive instructions as to what disposition is to be made. Laurensville Herald 9/22/1871, p2

Laurens County Bible Society – a report on the meeting held at the Presbyterian Church in Laurens chaired by J. Wistar Simpson Esq. details, Laurensville Herald 8/25/1871, p2 and (Officers named etc.) Laurensville Herald 9/1/1871, p2

LAURENS COUNTY JAIL - some time ago the police captured the three colored men who had made their escape from the jail of Laurens County SC. They were Edward Baker charged with horse stealing; Charles Baille charged with hog stealing; Jeff Fuller charged with having killed another colored man. They were detained in Augusta jail for six – seven months during which time the authorities of Laurens County repeatedly wrote to the Gov. but were declined acceptance of the men. Augusta released them from jail on 8/15/1871. (a legal mess), Laurensville Herald 8/25/1871, p2

LAURENS COURT HOUSE - the courthouse is almost completed. In the ordinaries, clerks and Commissioners offices some repairs are needed which are now being made; we need to replace the Windows because they are in use every day and are very heavy and inconvenient Windows in their present condition. Window shades should be put on the Windows of the jury rooms. The public well on the South side of the courthouse requires a new pump and we are informed that the Commissioners have purchased one which should be put in immediately. Laurensville Herald 4/13/1860, p2; the courthouse is finished, built upon the old site and with part of the materials out of the old one. Its office floor is commodious; it's offices of convenient size and well adopted to their different uses. On the second floor there is a large courtroom of fine proportions well adapted to speaking with handsome finish and most convenient arrangements for the comfort of the court, the bar and jurors. The access to the various parts of the building from under the roof – a feature seldom introduced into the courthouse of the State – affords the best possible arrangement for facilitating the business of the court. On the outside this large and imposing building is of imitation Brown sandstone finish. It has a North and a South front each having its beautiful entablatures, ornamented with appropriate terra-cotta work and supported by six Corinthian columns. The court room is entered by either portico through a large and airy vestibule which latter are very important additions to such a building. The building was formed in part from the old one without taking it down, thus saving much work and expense and which is more difficult for the architect. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1860, p2; complaint that now the construction is finished and the work area needed to be cleaned, Laurensville Herald 6/8/1860, p2

LAURENS DISTRICT POOR HOUSE - the poor house was well maintained and the inmates seem all cared for but grand jury are of the opinion that there are persons who need to be put in the poor house VIZ. James McClenhand and Lafosta Brown who are not able to maintain themselves by their own labor. Laurensville Herald 4/13/1860, p2; report of the COMMISSIONERS OF THE POOR HOUSE, Laurensville Herald 4/5/1861, p3; Commissioners were given notice to meet on the Tuesday after sale day in November to elect a steward and for other purposes, Laurensville Herald 11/1/1861, p1

LAURENS JAIL - grand jury presentment = the jail is kept in good repair except one room. The tiling overhead is bursting off caused by rain blowing around the chimney. The stables on the lot are also in need of recovering. Laurensville Herald 4/13/1860, p2

LAURENS POST OFFICE was moved from the building known as “The League Hall” on Main St. to the corner opposite Hix’s Carriage Factory, Laurensville Herald 12/22/1871, p2

LAURENS RAILROAD - the railroad does not yet run through to Newberry but it is hoped it will by November 1. In order to get to Columbia by train it was necessary to take the train to Clinton and change cars and cross the Broad River in old cotton boats to the train waiting on the other side. When crossing the River we got a good view of the new bridge now being built and which is being pushed rapidly forward. Trains are expected to run over the bridge from one end of the road to the other by 1 September. The bridge being built replaces the one burned by wheelers cavalry a few days before Columbia was burned by his army. The irons, some of the timber and much of the debris of the burn pit bridge still lies in the river below the rock pillars on which it stood that upon which the new bridges being built in part. Laurensville Herald 8/10/1866, p2

LAURENS RAILROAD - train schedule has been changed; Laurens railroad will leave Laurens Depot at 3 AM in order to conform to the change of the schedule of the G&C railroad, Laurensville Herald 10/25/1867, p2; about the LAURENS RAILROAD SCANDAL, Laurensville Herald 7/21/1871, p2; John Kyle returned from Washington DC with disappointing news regarding the prospect of getting our railroad in running order at any time like an early day. Laurensville Herald 8/25/1871, p2; a meeting to be held at the courthouse on the first Monday in September for the purpose of taking into consideration the building of a railroad from Laurens to Augusta Georgia. Laurensville Herald 8/25/1871, p2 and Laurensville Herald 9/1/1871, p2; almost all of page 2 was devoted to articles on the railroad and the narrow gauge railroad, Laurensville Herald 9/8/1871, p2; in the last issue of the Newberry Herald it was proposed the citizens of Newberry and Laurens counties unite in the building of a new narrow gauge railroad from Newberry to Laurens. Laurensville Herald 9/15/1871, p2; articles on a proposed RR to connect Laurens to Spartanburg and Augusta, Laurensville Herald 10/13/1871, p2 and Laurensville Herald 11/3/1871, p2 and Laurensville Herald 11/17/1871, p2 and Laurensville Herald 11/24/1871, p2

LAURENS TOWN AND COUNTY - the new Town Council erected horse racks at the various hitching places. Mr. Marshall, enforced the law strictly and everybody will be pleased, even the offenders if all are served alike. There is no excuse for hitching to shade trees or fencing or for riding on the sidewalks. Laurensville Herald 2/8/1867, p2; all the taxes were listed for the citizens of the District: ad valorem tax; tax on income; privilege tax; special tax, Laurensville Herald 3/1/1867, p3; the Commissioners of public buildings has set trees out around the courthouse and trees for shade and ornamental have been planted at various places. Streets have been repaired and crossings created. Laurensville Herald 3/15/1867, p2; results of election: Democrats 1931 vs Radicals 1192 - Seymour and Blair carrying the District by a majority of 739, Laurensville Herald 11/6/1868, p2; on November 2, 1868, which was sale day the town being full of visitors there was in the evening a torchlight procession in the town participated by 400 enthusiastic supporters of Seymour and Blair. There were fireworks and constant shouts of joy for the Democratic candidates, Laurensville Herald 11/6/1868, p2; the Hon. Judge Moses decided that the jury had been illegally drawn and canceled all cases until next February. (a lengthy ‘hot’ editorial over the situation), Laurensville Herald 6/23/1871, p2; garden robbing and pig stealing are the sports in town at this time. Laurensville Herald 6/30/1871, p2; $130 profit was realized from a musical entertainment given for benefit of the Presbyterian Church in Laurens. Laurensville Herald 7/14/1871, p2; STATEMENT OF FREE SCHOOL FUNDS and how the $2232 out of the $3018 given was spent, Laurensville Herald 7/14/1871, p3; the LAURENSVILLE HERALD was entering its 26th year of publishing, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1871, p2; “Reedy River” (Pen name) gave an account in the Columbia Union of the History of Laurens from the riot of October 1870. There is a lengthy retort editorial, Laurensville Herald 11/17/1871, p2; article about KKK in Laurens; Dr. C. Shell was killed by colored men in 1868. The colored assasins were convicted and hung. Harrison Scott's home was robbed, his wife was brutally treated and an attempt was made on the life of Mr. Shaw by colored citizens. A report on the election riot in Laurens in 1870 with the colored militia firing from their fortress. Laurensville Herald 11/24/1871, p1; report of LAURENS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS for receipts and expenditures for 1871 including salaries, money for road repairs, costs for juries etc. Laurensville Herald 12/8/1871, p2; the LAURENSVILLE CHARTER was killed by radical assassins. It was repealed by the Legislature among the last business transacted, just before midnight on March 13. In reality it only had a few more months to run when it would have expired. A riot followed with a group of drunken Negroes shouting “No town Council – No Marshall Now’. Details of the event, Laurensville Herald 3/22/1872, p2

LAURENS VILLAGE GRAVE YARD - ladies of the village were raising money to erect a monument to the Laurens District soldiers who fell in the Confederate service by giving a concert. Laurensville Herald 6/29/1866, p2; the ladies held a FAIR and raised $150 for a fence around the graveyard – it is not sufficient for their needs, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1867, p2

LAURENS, HENRY - what happened to the gift he received from King Louis XVI of France. Laurensville Herald 8/31/1866, p2

LAURENSVILLE FEMALE COLLEGE - a review of commencement day exercises June 24 - June 28; on June 28 the 23 original compositions of the graduating class were read by two professors. The names of those compositions and the names of the graduates were given in the paper. Laurensville Herald 7/6/1860. p2; A REPORT of the Board of Visitors on the school: TYPES OF EXAMINATIONS GIVEN WERE MENTIONED; Laurensville Herald 7/6/1860. p2; a visitor is given a tour of the school and describes it in an article, Laurensville Herald 2/1/1861, p2; there will be twenty five 1861 graduates from the College; Laurensville Herald 6/28/1861, p2; Rev. E. T. Buist who has had charge of the school for the past four years has resigned and intends to live in Greenville. His letter of resignation printed in the paper, Laurensville Herald 7/5/1861, p2; Rev. Ferdinand Jacobs of Charleston will be the new head master of the College; a review of a concert given in the College Chapel, Laurensville Herald 8/16/1861, p2; Dr. Samuel J. Price was elected to the presidency of the College and arrived with his family preparing to enter upon his duties. Laurensville Herald 6/29/1866, p2; staffing is complete and the school is ready for the students. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1866, p2; commencement starts July 2 with diplomas being conferred on July 5, 1871. Laurensville Herald 6/23/1871, p2; summary of the 14th commencement exercises, which were held July 2 and July 3; compositions written by graduates were read by the principal and ‘other men’, Laurensville Herald 7/14/1871, p2

LAURENSVILLE MALE ACADEMY - school will resume on the second Monday in January under supervision of J. M. Harris. The mathematical department will be under the charge of S. P. Boozer. Tuition rates were given, Laurensville Herald 1/18/1861, p3; Mr. Glasgow, headmaster of the Laurensville Male Academy will be conducting examinations and the public is invited to observe for themselves the sound and thorough education given. Laurensville Herald 6/22/1866, p2; fairly lengthy article about the public examinations, Laurensville Herald 8/8/1866, p3

Law, J. G. Rev. and wife traveled to the ‘old country’ for 18 months being summoned home due to the death of his father-in-law John Kyle. Laurensville Herald 3/8/1872, p2

Law, Mary D. Ms. 1860 graduate of Laurensville Female College had her composition “The Pearl of Days” read at graduation exercises. Laurensville Herald 7/6/1860. p2

Leadholt, J. M. of Co. C, 1st SC Regt. died 12/7/1862 and is buried in the cemetery at Staunton, Augusta County Virginia. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1866, p4

Leahy, David (Gov. Scott’s Constable)– query – when did he become a citizen of Laurens SC? He was placed on the petit jury to try citizens of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 12/8/1871, p2

Leak, James was a distributee of the estate of Robert Tucker deceased and resided without and beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 6/22/1860. p3

Leak, Louisa Mrs. was delinquent in 1870 property taxes for 45 acres of land. Laurensville Herald 7/14/1871, p3

Leak, Lucy was a distributee of the estate of Robert Tucker deceased and resided without and beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 6/22/1860. p3

Leak, Margaret was a distributee of the estate of Robert Tucker deceased and resided without and beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 6/22/1860. p3

Leak, Samuel was a distributee of the estate of Robert Tucker deceased and resided without and beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 6/22/1860. p3

Leak, Thomas N. of Laurens married Miss N. C. Thomason of Greenville on 1/27/1861 at George Thomason’s officiated by Rev. C. B. Stewart. Laurensville Herald 2/15/1861, p3

Leaman, Samuel was 3rd Lieut. of the Wadsworth Volunteers, Lower Battalion of the 40th Regiment, Laurensville Herald 1/25/1861, p2

Lee, C. a dentist advertised he would be in Laurens CH two days a week. He was an 1855 graduate of Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Laurensville Herald 6/14/1861, p3

Lee, Col. was one of 13 prisoners of war held in Richmond Virginia to be confined in a cell reserved for prisoners accused of infamous crimes and will be treated like one of them as long as the enemy shall continue to treat Confederate prisoners of war as pirates, Laurensville Herald 11/22/1861, p2

Lee, F. D. received the military appointment of 1st Lieut. of Engineers Laurensville Herald 2/8/1861, p2

LeGrande, John’s letter to Hon. Beverdy Johnson – lengthy, disagreement of subjects as stated in a speech, Laurensville Herald 2/1/1861, p1

Lessley, Thomas H. was arrested on September 25, 1871 under the KK Act of Congress on a charge of having whipped a colored woman by the name of Phoebe Smith who lives in the same neighborhood on the night of May 12 last. He was brought to town about daylight on September 26 by a squad of United States soldiers and lodged in jail in preparation to a preliminary examination before the United States Commissioner. He was released on bail of $2000. Laurensville Herald 10/6/1871, p2

Lessley, William D. was arrested on September 25, 1871 under the KK Act of Congress on a charge of having whipped a colored woman by the name of Phoebe Smith who lives in the same neighborhood on the night of May 12 last. He was brought to town about daylight on September 26 by a squad of United States soldiers and lodged in jail in preparation to a preliminary examination before the United States Commissioner. He was released on bail of $2000. Laurensville Herald 10/6/1871, p2

Lewis, Thomas L. teacher was given $23 and $25 by order of Pratt Suber, County School Commissioner from FREE SCHOOL FUNDS, Laurensville Herald 7/14/1871, p3

LIBERTY SPRINGS CHURCH - application for charter, Laurensville Herald 9/7/1866, p3

Ligon, J. W. advertised his new drug store at Cross Hill, Laurensville Herald 9/7/1860. p3

Ligon, Joseph T. advertised for the return of a heavy, curly Hickory stick with a plain silver head. The stick was mahogany color and the head had no engraving upon it. Laurensville Herald 7/6/1860. p3; Joseph T. Ligon advertised he lost a fine pistol (5 shooter) somewhere between Laurens CH and Cross Hill, $10 reward, Laurensville Herald 6/14/1861, p3

LIMESTONE SPRINGS FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL - the names of the 13 members of the faculty; costs given, The Laurensville Herald 2/3/1860, p3; in Spartanburg District - advertised school will commence February 21, 1861. Names of those running the school and terms of tuition etc. given in the advertisement. Laurensville Herald 2/1/1861, p3

LIMESTONE SPRINGS MALE SCHOOL -  advertisement, Laurensville Herald 1/13/1871, p3

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM – his view of the punishment of J. Brown by hanging was uncalled for punishment – Brown had only committed a misdemeanor, Laurensville Herald 2/8/1861, p2; inaugurated on 3/4/1861. Laurensville Herald 3/1/1861, p2; the inauguration ball will be held in a building situated to the rear of Washington DC City Hall. It will be a frame building 250 feet long and 60 feet wide and 22 feet tall. It will be covered with a felt roof and lined inside with white muslin or red white and blue. The Orchestra will be large enough to accommodate 60 musicians. The Hall will be capable of holding 1000 people. Dressing rooms for the ladies and gentlemen will be in two large courtrooms adjacent to the City Hall. When finished the building will cost $5000, upholstery $1000, supper $3000 including the wine, music $1200, gas fittings, chandeliers etc. $800, doorkeepers, attendants upon dressing rooms, Hall, incidental expenses etc. $500 to make a total of $11,500. The price of tickets will be $10. Laurensville Herald 3/1/1861, p4; about the INAUGURATION, Laurensville Herald 3/8/1861, p2; authentic reports state that the inauguration ball was a gloomy affair and attendance was small and the number of tickets sold not half sufficient to pay the expenses. The most jolly couple was Mr. Seward and Mrs. Lincoln. Laurensville Herald 3/22/1861, p3; DECLARATION OF WAR, Laurensville Herald 4/19/1861, p2

LINCOLN, MARY TODD MRS. an article describing her shopping spree in New York. Abraham Lincoln makes $25,000 a year as president of the United States while in New York she bought black lace shawls at $550 apiece; a real camel's hair cashmere at $1000; silver plate from Haughwout and China service from the same place with the United States coat of arms emblazoned upon them. Laurensville Herald 6/14/1861, p1

Lindley, Azilla was 70 years old and had all his strength from early days. He can still go into his shop and makes 20 plows in a day. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 under Capt. Jack Nabose and is now quite needy. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1860, p2

Lindley, John was paid $17 on June 4, 1860 by the Commissioners of Roads and Bridges for Laurens District for blasting rock near Mrs. Goodgion’s, Laurensville Herald 2/15/1861, p3

Lindsay, Albert of Wadsworth’s Vols., Co. E, 3rd SCV died in Richmond Virginia on August 29, TRIBUTE OF RESPECT, Laurensville Herald 9/27/1861, p2

Lindsay, R. (?) L. (?) of Tennessee married Miss N. L. Taylor of Laurens on November 5, 1861 officiated by Rev. D. F. Hadden, Laurensville Herald 11/15/1861, p2

Lindsay, W. R. 3rd Regt. SCV was buried in John Meyer’s Field, below the Bonn, after the battle of Sharpsburg, Laurensville Herald 6/29/1866, p4

Lipford, J. G. was mortally wounded by D. H. A. Mason near Kinard’s Turnout – self defense, Laurensville Herald 11/24/1871, p2

Lipscomb, Thomas J. advertised no trespassing or passing through his plantation, Laurensville Herald 10/26/1860, p2; Lipscomb, T. J. Col. – James Chappell’s home was the target of arson or so rumored. The sheriff was notified and he started for the scene. On the way he met Col. T. J. Lipscomb and requested the gentleman to accompany him. The Col. did so and took an active part in compelling the black citizens to disperse and as a reward for his efforts, a few nights later, his home was burned to the ground by colored citizens, his wife and himself barely escaping with their lives. He has since been compelled to leave the State as his name has been put on the KK list. Laurensville Herald 11/24/1871, p1

Lipsey, T. A. of Chester was awarded first honor as the 1861 graduating class of Wofford College. Laurensville Herald 6/21/1861, p3

Lites, John of Lexington District was founded in a swamp about 10 miles from Lexington Courthouse. He left home a week previous to go to the store in the neighborhood. He reached the store left again for home but never arrived. Search was made and continued without success when his body was found lying dead and nearly devoured in the swamp. Inquisition came to no conclusion -death by unknown cause. Laurensville Herald 7/27/1860, p4

Little, L. H. was appointed County Commissioner, Laurensville Herald 12/22/1871, p2

Little, N. V. was delinquent in 1870 property taxes for 114 acres of land. Laurensville Herald 7/14/1871, p3

Little, R. H. on August 4, 1859 was paid $36.25 for wheat by the Commissioner of the Poor, The Laurensville Herald 2/3/1860, p3

Little, S. Alice Mrs. 25 years old wife of John P. Little died near Forkland, Greene Co. ALA, Laurensville Herald 9/8/1871, p3

Little, W. E. Co. D, PSS was buried in Mrs. Kennedy’s Orchard, after the battle of Sharpsburg, Laurensville Herald 6/29/1866, p4

Littlejohn, Thomas D. was appointed a Commissioner of Public Roads. The Laurensville Herald 2/3/1860, p2

Livingston, H. of Co. B, 3rd SC Regt. died 11/3/1862 and is buried in the cemetery at Staunton, Augusta County Virginia. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1866, p4

Lockhart, James E. lived without and beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina and were notified of court proceedings, Laurensville Herald 8/24/1866, p3

Lockhart, Mary lived without and beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina and were notified of court proceedings, Laurensville Herald 8/24/1866, p3

Lockhart, Nancy Mrs. wife of John H. Lockhart died May 6, 1860. She was born in Newberry District and live several years in Laurens District until the winter of 1851 when her husband moved to Russell County Alabama where she remained until her death. She joined the Baptist Church at New Prospect in Laurens District. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1860, p2

Lombardo, J. a barber of Market St. in Charleston was issued an arrest for refusing to shave W. A. Hayne, on account of the his color. He was bound over for court with $1000 bond. Laurensville Herald 7/21/1871, p2

Long, James Mitchell deceased – TRIBUTE OF RESPECT, Laurensville Herald 9/7/1860. p2

Long, Parkhoy Ms. married James Knight both of Greenville on 1/30/1861 officiated by Rev. C. B. Stewart. Laurensville Herald 2/15/1861, p3

Looper, James Perry of Pickens District Court was found guilty of manslaughter and was sentenced to serve five years in the penitentiary at hard labor, Laurensville Herald 11/9/1866, p2

Loustro, J. R. of Co. G, 7th SC Regt. died 10/26/1862 and is buried in the cemetery at Staunton, Augusta County Virginia. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1866, p4

LOVELACE & WHEELER of Newberry advertised they were located on the Hotel Square, dealers in staple and fancy dry goods, Yankee notions, etc. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1871, p3; they have two stores in Newberry, Laurensville Herald 10/13/1871, p3

Loveless, J. H. was a candidate for Sheriff of Laurens District at the next election. (page 4 on beginning of the reel)

Lowrance, R. N. had a card of thanks printed in the paper for the help given during the destructive fire of March 15. Laurensville Herald 3/29/1861, p3

Lumpkin, Samuel was wanted for horse theft – 35 years old, 5’9 tall, stout built, dark complexion, heavy black beard, some of his upper front teeth missing – much detail, Laurensville Herald 3/8/1861, p2

Luther, M. M. Ms. was instructress in drawing, painting and writing at Limestone Springs Female High School, The Laurensville Herald 2/3/1860, p3

Lyles, Corrie Mrs. married William Stone, both of Laurens District on October 6, 1868, officiated by Rev. Tolaver Robertson. Laurensville Herald 10/30/1868, p3

Lynch, W. C. was delinquent in 1870 property taxes for 52 acres of land. Laurensville Herald 7/14/1871, p3

Lyon, R. Newton advertised as a photographer with his studio in Laurensville. He will take Ambrotypes and Melaino types in the best of style. He will take pictures of sick or deceased persons at their homes if desired. Prices are from $.75 upwards. Laurensville Herald 3/15/1861, p3

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