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

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Nabers, A. advertised gins repaired and gin ribs for sale, Laurensville Herald 8/3/1866, p3

Nabers, A. H. Dr. formally of Laurens District SC married Miss Mary A. E. Tate of McDowell County NC on March 27, 1860 officiated by Rev. Mr. Istin, Laurensville Herald 4/30/1860, p2

Nabers, Zachariah was presented with a Bible at Wofford College Commencement for the highest improvement in elocution. Laurensville Herald 7/27/1860. p2

Nance, F. was paid $176.25 on November 2, 1859 by the Commissioners of the poor for the hire of slaves. The Laurensville Herald 2/3/1860, p3 and Laurensville Herald 4/5/1861, p3

Nance, Fannie C. Ms. daughter of Drayton Nance deceased married James M. Baxter Esq. all of Newberry on May 17, 1860 officiated by Rev. J. J. Brantley. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1860, p2

Nance, Fred deceased was advertised with settlement of his estate by executor's R. Drayton Nance and John K. G. Nance. Laurensville Herald 6/22/1866, p3

Nance, James W. Col. deceased of the 56th Regt. of GA Vols. and his two brothers, sons of William Nance of Laurens – his remains reached Laurens with interment in the Village Cemetery. Laurensville Herald 10/13/1871, p2; INVITATION to his re-interment at the Village Cemetery, Laurensville Herald 10/13/1871, p2

Nance, Lee colored was murdered. Messrs Gist and Caldwell were arrested in connection with the murder of Lee Nance in Newberry and have been placed on bail: Gist for $5,000 and Caldwell for $300 by Judge Lemuel Boozer , who is Judge, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. Laurensville Herald 10/30/1867, p2

Nance, Milly colored pauper of Laurens SC was paid $10 on 6/5/1871 by County Commissioners of the Poor, Laurensville Herald 12/8/1871, p2

Nance, W. F. was general agent for the counties of Newberry, Laurens, Greenville and Abbeville for the Land and Immigration Society financed by Butler, Chadwick, Gary & Co. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1871, p2

Nance, W. R. of Newberry was using a WELL FIXTURE sold by A. J. McCaughrin & Co. Laurensville Herald 10/20/1871, p3

Napier, Julia was advertised as a party to a Bill for Partition and resided without the limits of the State of South Carolina. Laurensville Herald 7/27/1860, p3

Nash, J. H. was elected 1867 S of the RISING SUN CHAPTER No. 6, Laurens Masons, Laurensville Herald 1/11/1867, p2

Neely, D. H. was arrested at York SC in connection with the KKK Investigation, Laurensville Herald 11/10/1871, p2

Neely, D. R. was arrested at York SC in connection with the KKK Investigation, Laurensville Herald 11/10/1871, p2

Neely, George Washington of Wadsworth Co. ‘F’ third Regiment SCV died in the hospital in Charlottesville VA; TRIBUTE OF RESPECT, Laurensville Herald 9/13/1861, p2

Neff, Lieut. 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

Neill, W. W. was the third corporal of the Wadsworth Volunteers, Lower Battalion of the 40th Regiment, Laurensville Herald 1/25/1861, p2

Nelson, E. P. pauper of Laurens SC was paid $10 on 4/3/1871 by County Commissioners of the Poor, Laurensville Herald 12/8/1871, p2

Nelson, Jane A. pauper of Laurens SC was paid $10 on 4/3/1871 by County Commissioners of the Poor, Laurensville Herald 12/8/1871, p2

Nelson, Jane A. pauper of Laurens SC was paid $5 on 11/6/1871 by County Commissioners of the Poor, Laurensville Herald 12/8/1871, p2

Nelson, P. H. of Sumter was appointed Brig. Gen. Laurensville Herald 3/1/1861, p2

NEW YORK - a summary of the riots in New York City, resulting from an ORANGE PARADE, Laurensville Herald 7/21/1871, p2

NEWBERRY - Newberry District was not represented in the late convention in Charleston. A large meeting of citizens of the District was held at the courthouse on last Monday which cordially approved of the seceding delegates and the proper steps taken providing for its representation in the Richmond Convention. Speeches were made by James M. Baxter Esq. and General A. C. Garlington. Laurensville Herald 5/25/1860, p2; a meeting of the citizens of Newberry was held on July 18, 1860 in the courthouse at which a resolution was passed appointing a committee to inquire whether the laws against illicit trading with slaves had been violated in that town and vicinity. If so, what steps should be taken to prevent the same; and also whether there be any violation of the law against slaves hiring their own time; and what means should be taken to prevent the same; and generally as to any unlawful interference or tampering with slaves by any person whether white or colored; and also whether it would not be beneficial to the community that the laws against vagrancy should be strictly enforced. Another resolution instructing the committee to enquire into the propriety of increasing the police of the town, mounted or otherwise was also adopted. Laurensville Herald 8/24/1860. p2; names of the staff of the 3rd Brigade, Laurensville Herald 3/22/1861, p3; the Newberry Sun reported civilians are spending their private fortunes in equipping companies; some have offered to melt their golden goblets and silverware into currency; slaves are taking Confederate stock with their little savings; railroads are transporting at reduced rates; the women of Virginia have determined to deny themselves every luxury of dress and jewelry and lay it all upon the bosom of the defense. The women are offering their carriages, servants and/or opening the purse to assist the cause. Laurensville Herald 5/17/1861, p3; names of officers of the 3rd Regt. SCV, Laurensville Herald 7/5/1961, p1; Newberry had a serious conflagration. (two articles); the fire consumed 25 buildings in the business portion of town. It started at three o'clock in the morning in the old Thespian Hall which was being used as a cotton warehouse. The flames moved in a Southwest direction destroying everything in its track. All the businesses affected by the fire were mentioned in the paper; only a small amount of the property destroyed was covered by insurance; arson is suspected; large amounts of goods removed from the burning buildings was stolen. The fire was extinguished at 9 AM. Mollohon Row was saved, Laurensville Herald 6/22/1866, p2; the presses, all of the type and supplies of the Newberry Herald were destroyed in the fire and a notice was placed in the paper that the publications will be suspended for a short time until they can put together a makeshift printing press. Laurensville Herald 6/22/1866, p3; NEWBERRY HERALD was putting out a small sheet for newspaper only four days after being burned out. Laurensville Herald 6/29/1866, p2; names of those elected as delegates to the Columbia State Convention to elect delegates to the General Convention in Philadelphia on 8/14/1866. Laurensville Herald 8/8/1866, p1; Sheriff Paysinger arrested a man last week who gave several aliases, among them Burkhead and Brown, and assumed the name of Capt. C. V. Hamilton of Edgefield. We learned that he threatened several citizens of Newberry recently and shot at others. He is under the custody of the Sheriff. Laurensville Herald 3/8/1867, p1; Messrs Gist and Caldwell were arrested in connection with the murder of Lee Nance in Newberry and have been placed on bail: Gist for $5,000 and Caldwell for $300 by Judge Lemuel Boozer , who is Judge, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. Laurensville Herald 10/30/1867, p2; Hailstock, Simeon Young, Samuel Dogan all colored County Commissioners of Newberry was sentenced to jail and fined for malfeasance in office. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1871, p2; THE STAR TROUPE of Newberry was composed of young men of fine talent, and residents of the town. Loads of laughter and continuous applause show the Newberry does not need to go elsewhere for better entertainment. Laurensville Herald 6/30/1871, p2; the Board of County Commissioners in Columbia refused to give commissions to the Commissioners elected in Newberry. KK intimidation and forced resignation of the previous Commissioners form the grounds of this refusal. In truth the old Commissioners never resigned. They were indicted for malfeasance of office, properly tried, duly convicted and imprisoned. Everyone voted as he wished for replacement Commissioners and the election was conducted in an orderly manner. The editorial suggested that Mr. Moses and Mr. Neagle were refused the office for which they were voted because of bribery, Laurensville Herald 9/22/1871, p2; Newberry had a telegraph and is now in electric communication with all the world outside; it will soon be in speaking distance of Belton, Walhalla and seaport towns. Stores are full of goods and crowded with customers; Mr. Calcutt runs the great hotel which he leased from Mr. J. P. Pool. The businesses of Newberry are also mentioned on page 2, Laurensville Herald 10/6/1871, p2; Ben Hare colored preacher was diabolically murdered by the KK for being black and a Republican. His murderers have been arrested and they proved to be three colored men all Republican. The murder of Lewis Thompson, colored preacher whose body was found in Broad River was investigated and showed Thompson's congregation objected to his preaching and that as they were unable to silence him otherwise, they disposed of their pastor as people sometimes dispose of kittens. A colored woman named Coleman was burned in Fairfield County and the KK was blamed for it. It has been found that the murderers were black people. Limus Ruff alias Limus Suber alias Bill Holloway entered the second-story window of Mr. Foote's home by climbing a tree and getting onto an upstairs porch. He raised the window and entered the bedroom of the young ladies who were awakened by the screams of one of the young ladies. The screams woke the family and he made his escape. He was soon tracked and taken in charge by men of the family and placed in jail. Laurensville Herald 10/27/1871, p2; Newberry was one of nine counties placed under Martial Law in SC; men of Newberry killed by Negroes since the Civil War were Lemuel Lane, Captain C. Herbert, J. T. Cureton, E. Garrett and Samuel Dunwoody – a short synopsis of the cases, Laurensville Herald 11/24/1871, p1; a short story of the only KKK raid in Newberry; an interview with Capt. Stewart, Laurensville Herald 11/24/1871, p1; six ordinances were being drafted by town councik to prohibit the bringing of fertilizers, guano, etc. into the town, Laurensville Herald 3/8/1872, p2

NEWBERRY COLLEGE - now located at Walhalla SC will commence classes June 22 and 23. The Literary Society celebrations will be June 26 to June 29. On June 28, there will be a laying of the cornerstone of the college. The ladies of Walhalla will give a dinner for the benefit of the college on June 28. Laurensville Herald 6/16/1871, p2

NEWBERRY HOTEL - changed hands and thoroughly renovated and refitted with the new and elegant barroom attached with J. R. POOL proprietor. Laurensville Herald 11/6/1868, p3; Mr. Calcutt runs the great hotel which he leased from Mr. J. P. Pool. Laurensville Herald 10/6/1871, p2

Newman, Thomas D. gave notice in the paper he refuses to pay W. A. Rose on a $300 note dated June 1858 for services received. Laurensville Herald 4/30/1860, p2; Thomas D. Newman advertised for the return of a lost or mislaid note with a value of $125 and a credit of $25, Laurensville Herald 6/8/1860, p2

Nickerson, T. S. Proprietor advertised his hotel in Columbia. Laurensville Herald 9/7/1866, p3; T. S. Nickerson died in Wisconsin, June 6, 1871. Laurensville Herald 6/23/1871, p2

Nixon, William J. of Wadsworth’s Vols., Co. E, 3rd SCV died in Richmond Virginia on September 5, TRIBUTE OF RESPECT, Laurensville Herald 9/27/1861, p2

Norris, Isaac was reported by the grand jury as a nonresident of Laurens District who was peddling in the District without a license, Laurensville Herald 4/13/1860, p2

NORTH CAROLINA -  a speech made by their governor, Mr. Ellis, Laurensville Herald 3/15/1861, p4

North, James H. Lieut. in the United States Navy and honorably distinguished for efficient services accepted the rank of Captain in the Navy of South Carolina, Laurensville Herald 2/8/1861, p3

Northworth, D. J. of Co. S, 1st SC Regt. died 11/1/1862 and is buried in the cemetery at Staunton, Augusta County Virginia. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1866, p4

Nugent, Samuel deceased was advertised by his executors for debts owed to his estate to be paid. Laurensville Herald 10/19/1866, p3

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O’Neal, Sarah colored pauper of Laurens SC was paid $10 on 2/6/1871 by County Commissioners of the Poor, Laurensville Herald 12/8/1871, p2; she was paid $10 on 3/6/1871 by County Commissioners of the Poor, Laurensville Herald 12/8/1871, p2; she was paid $10 on 8/7/1871 by County Commissioners of the Poor, Laurensville Herald 12/8/1871, p2

O'Neall, J. B. was the fourth Sgt. of the Wadsworth Volunteers, Lower Battalion of the 40th Regiment, Laurensville Herald 1/25/1861, p2

O'Neall, Polly Mrs. wife of Henry O'Neall died February 25, 1861 at her home near Crossville in Laurens District. She was born December 29, 1794. She was married first to Mr. Babb and was survived by their one son R. F. Babb who lives in Missouri. By her second husband she had seven children and three sons and two daughters survived her. Laurensville Herald 3/1/1861, p3

Orain, S. T. Co. L, 3rd Regt. SC, was buried east of Housser’s House, after the battle of Sharpsburg, Laurensville Herald 6/29/1866, p4

Osborne, Robert died at his home at Laurens County a few days ago. Laurensville Herald 9/8/1871, p2

Oswald, W. J. of Co. G, 3rd SC Regt. died 10/24/1862 and is buried in the cemetery at Staunton, Augusta County Virginia. Laurensville Herald 8/17/1866, p4

Owens, Elizabeth Mrs. on August 4, 1859 was given $10 for her own support by the Commissioner of the Poor, The Laurensville Herald 2/3/1860, p3; she was paid $10 support by the Commissioners of The Poor For Laurens District on October 8, 1859, Laurensville Herald 4/5/1861, p3

Owings, Cassandra her children resided without and beyond the limits of the State of South Carolina and were involved in a lawsuit to ascertain the real indebtedness of an estate recently sold, Laurensville Herald 2/1/1867, p3

Owings, J. T. was delinquent in 1870 property taxes for 55 acres of land. Laurensville Herald 7/14/1871, p3

Owings, John W. had in his possession two stray animals he had found. The first was a female mule seven or eight years old of a dark color and the colt is a mouse colored animal. The two were appraised at $130 and the owner was requested to come forward, prove property, page charges and take them away. Laurensville Herald 7/27/1860, p2

Oxner, J. W. was delinquent in 1870 property taxes for 190 acres of land. Laurensville Herald 7/14/1871, p3


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