1878 & 1905 Observer
Including 1998-2000
Newspaper abstracts by Edith Greisser
Newberry County, South Carolina Genealogy Trails

Bickley, Alma married J. A. Foy on 3/18/1897 at No. 8 Township. Newberry Observer, 3/24/1897; on 3/18/1897 by Rev. D. Tiller at the home of J. S. Bickley, Newberry Observer 4/7/1897

Bickley, Bessie A. Mrs. married W. H. Harris on 3/14/1900 at the home of the bride’s father, J. Chesley Dominick near Utopia, officiated by Rev. D. P. Boyd and assisted by Rev. Dr. E. P. McClintock. They will occupy a cottage on Nance St. Newberry Observer 3/15/1900

Bickley, Esther Fulmer, 88 years old, widow of F. Erby Bickley, died 2/27/1999. Born in Little Mountain, she was a daughter of Henry P. and Ruth Farr Fulmer. Burial was in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 3/1/1999

Bickley, J. D. tried and convicted. See the front page for full trial coverage. Newberry Observer 4/20/1898; mistrial, bail set at $500. Newberry Observer 4/20/1898; COURT OF SESSION, robbery, not pressed, Newberry Observer 10/26/1898.

Bickley, J. H. of Township No. 2 has been granted a pension for 1899 by the County Pension Board. Page 1, Newberry Observer 4/20/1899

Bickley, J. Monroe graduated from Newberry College 1901. His subject for Commencement was ‘The Public Duty of Educated Men’. Newberry Observer 5/2//1901; He will teach at Vaughnville School in Township No. 7. Newberry Observer 7/4/1901; J. M. Bickley was teaching at Vaughnville School. Newberry Observer 10/3/1901; J. Monroe Bickley married Miss Mamie Dominick on 12/29/1902 at the home of the bride’s father, J. W. Dominick, near Prosperity by Rev. H. J. Mathias. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/6/1903; J. M. Bickley will teach at Utopia School next session. Page 8, Newberry Observer 7/14/1903; J. M. Bickley taught at the Utopia school last session. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/26/1904

Bickley, J. S. was building a new rat-proof crib. Newberry Observer 10/1/1891

Bickley, J. W. of Hilton has moved to Newberry. Newberry Observer 1/26/1899

Bickley, John a teacher in Irmo was taken out by a crowd and whipped for suspending the young son of Captain Wade Lorick. The town Marshall interfered and there followed a riot, Newberry Observer 1/5/1893, page 2

Bickley, John M. Mrs. was the daughter of James A. Riser and M. C. Busby Riser. She was the sister to Mrs. Ernest Shealy, Mrs. W. J. Ballentine, Mrs. John M. Koon, A. F. Riser, Joel W. Riser, Mrs. Marion Gruber, Mrs. J. David Koon, Mrs. E. W. Koon, and Willie R. Riser. Page 5, Newberry Observer 8/2/1904

Bickley, John M. was advertised having a letter for pick up at the Post Office, Herald 10/30/1884, page 3

Bickley, John married to Sally C. Riser at the home of the bride’s parents on 11/18/1883 by Rev. J. E. Bushnell. Newberry Herald 12/13/1883

Bickley, John Mrs. of Chapin was the daughter of Henry Wessinger. Page 5, Newberry Observer 7/14/1905

Bickley, Kathleen Rauch, 88 years old, widow of Gary E. Bickley, died 2/11/1998. Born in Little Mountain, she was a daughter of Charlie F. and Hattie Della Shealy Rauch. Burial was in St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin was in charge. Newberry Observer 2/13/1998

Bickley, Katie Bell, see Katie Bell Bickley WICKER, Newberry Observer 1/12/1998

Bickley, Maggie V. Miss married James A. Amick, both of Lexington, on 12/25/1904 at the home of the bride’s parents, officiated by Rev. J. K. Efird. Page 5, Newberry Observer 12/30/1904

Bickley, male, white, delivered by W. E. Lake, physician, on 1/14/1909. Parents are M. H. Bickley, mill man and W. S. Bickley, of Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bickley, Minnie Miss of Lexington married John Seybt of Newberry on 12/23/1885 at the home of the bride’s father by Rev. N. S. Younginer, Herald 1/6/1886, page 3

Bickley, Mr. and Mrs. of Utopia lost a 1-year-old child 6/10/1891. Newberry Observer 6/18/1891

Bickley, P. S. 26 years old, died at his home in No. 8 Township near Utopia on 7/12/1894 of typhoid malarial fever. Newberry Observer 7/18/1894

Bickley, S. P. was advertised as having a letter for pick-up at the post office, Herald 2/28/1884, page 2; S. P. Bickley, 38 years old, died at his home near Helena 4/8/1902 leaving a wife and four children. Burial was at New Chapel. He had been in TX for several years where he contracted malaria, which was the cause of his death. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/11/1902

Bickley, Simon E. married to Martha A. Lowman, both of Lexington SC. on 10/20/1878 by Rev. J. Hawkins. Newberry Herald 11/6/1878

Bickley, Solomon raised a 6-pound radish. Newberry Observer 9/10/1891; Solomon Bickley had to destroy several hogs due to rabies. Newberry Observer 7/7/1892

Bickley, Tonya Caroline, born 9/8/1980, died 12/4/1996, memoriam with picture on Page 3, Newberry Observer 12/3/1999.

Bickley, William of New Chapel married to Mary H. Swindler, of Newberry on 3/10/1889 by Rev. W. S. Wightman. Newberry Herald 3/14/1889

Bigger, A. B. Co ‘H’ 1st Regt. was buried at the cemetery in Mt. Jackson, Virginia. Newberry Observer, 6/1/1893

Bigger, Charles P. Captain of Richmond VA, a Confederate Veteran, who was in bad health, committed suicide 3/7/1902 by shooting himself. Page 1, Newberry Observer 3/11/1902

Biggs, Charles E., arrested for Breech of Trust. He sold buggies for Mr. Louis Cook but never gave the funds to Mr. Cook after the sales. Newberry Herald, 7/10/1878; He obtained a writ of Habeas Corpus from Judge Wallace. He was carried before his honor in Union and the prisoner’s Counsel moved for discharge. The motion for discharge was refused and bail was fixed at $1800. The prisoner was brought back Saturday and was still in jail. Newberry Herald, 8/7/1878

Bigham, Frances L., 75 years old, wife of William Gilbert Bigham, died 10/1/1998 at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Simpsonville she was a daughter of David Freeman and Effie Chastein Lanford. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. Newberry Observer 0/5/1998

Billings, T. J., his daughter died near Jalapa 9/20/1890. Newberry Observer 10/2/1890

BILTMORE RESIDENCE in Asheville – no expense spared – everything done on a grand scale, Newberry Observer 1/5/1893, page 3; George Young of Whitmire had a deer killed on his plantation that was branded " G.V." It was evidently one of 20 that escaped from the Vanderbilt place near Asheville on 1/6/1893. Newberry Observer, 2/9/1893

Bingham, Joseph H. colored, was the new mail agent on the C&G RR. Newberry Observer 5/16/1889

Birch, Gracie, see Gracie B. LAWSON, Newberry Observer 5/8/1998

Bird, Aleck was advertised as having a letter for pick-up at the post office, Herald 4/10/1884, page 3

Bird, Alice was advertised having a letter for pick up at the Post Office, Herald 7/31/1884, page 2

Bird, Carrie, left her 4-year-old son in the house. His clothing caught fire. He died 10/18/1891. Newberry Observer 10/22/1891

Bird, Ed colored, was elected as a delegate from Township No. 7 for the Republican Convention. Page 5, Newberry Observer 2/23/1904

Bird, Edna, see Edna Bird WEBSTER, Newberry Observer 9/11/1998

Bird, Harriet Page of Galveston TX. will marry Professor Burr James Ramage of Sewanee, TN., on 2/24/1897 at Trinity Church. Newberry Observer, 2/17/1897

Bird, John Sr. was advertised having a letter for pick up at the Post Office, Herald 10/30/1884, page 3

Bird, Julia Miss was advertised having a letter for pick up at the Post Office, Herald 8/28/1884, page 3

Bird, M. was paid $5.40 for services at the county home. Supervisor’s Quarterly Report ending 3/21/1899 printed in the Newberry Observer 4/6/1899

Bird, Miles, COURT OF SESSION, appeal from magistrate dismissed, Newberry Observer 2/21/1901

Bird, W. T. colored served as temporary secretary at the County republican Convention, Herald 9/18/1884, page 3

Bird, Washington colored, was elected as a delegate from Township No. 7 for the Republican Convention. Page 5, Newberry Observer 2/23/1904

Bird, William was advertised having a letter for pick up at the Post Office, Herald 8/28/1884, page 3

Birdell, female, white, delivered by W. G. Houseal, physician, on 7/24/1908. Parent was Mrs. George D. Birdell, salesman for a clothing store, of Newberry City. (Report out of sequence – recorded after on 11/8/1908) (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

BIRGE & WISE was improving their building in Prosperity, Herald 8/14/1884, page 3

Birge, Downes, MAYOR COURT, creating a disturbance, fined $2. Page 5, Newberry Observer 12/30/1902

Birge, Rebecca K. Mrs., 80 years old, late of Prosperity, died at the home of her son, Allen Birge at Sherman Texas on 3/29/1890. Newberry Observer 4/10/1890

Birge, S. S. and Rebecca K. Wise bought 4.25 acres of land in Prosperity for $224, Herald 3/15/1883, page 3; bought interest in 365 acres of land for $500, Herald 4/12/1883, page 3; bought 67 acres of land in No. 10 Township for $308. Newberry Observer 10/15/1891; he was a merchant in Prosperity – who he was and what he had to sell, The Prosperity Advertiser 11/24/1897, page 1; S. S. Birge had a heavy box fall on his foot. He was suffering very much. Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/19/1904; S. S. Birge was a candidate for Intendant of Prosperity. Page 5, Newberry Observer 3/4/1904; He was elected as Warden of Prosperity at a recent primary election. Page 5, Newberry Observer 3/18/1904; He was elected as Warden at a general election on 4/11/1904. Page 5, Newberry Observer 4/15/1904; S. S. Birge left for St. Louis and from there he plans on going to Indian and Oklahoma Territory. Page 8, Newberry Observer 7/29/1904; S. S. Birge has sold his stock of general merchandise to A. H. Kohn. Mr. Birge will devote all his time to his sawmill. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/3/1905; A. H. Kohn has formed the S. S. Birge Co. It will hold a general line of merchandise. The president and general manager will be A. H. Kohn, with S. S. Birge as vice-president. Hart Kohn will be secretary. Page 1, Newberry Observer 1/20/1905; He was elected as a warden of Prosperity. Page 5, Newberry Observer 3/10/1905; S. S. Birge got his fingers caught in his sawmill and three of them were cut badly on 6/27/1905. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/30/1905; S. S. Birge was confined all week with sickness. He has appendicitis and went to Columbia last night. Page 5, Newberry Observer 12/1/1905; He was reported as coming along nicely. A. G. Wise and wife went to Columbia to visit S. S. Birge in a Columbia Hospital. Page 1, Newberry Observer 12/8/1905

Birge, Sammie of Prosperity will leave next week for Texas. Newberry Observer 1/9/1890; Samuel S. Birge of Prosperity will be living in Belcher Texas. Newberry Observer, 1/16/1890; Sam Birge formed a partnership with A.H. Kohn in Prosperity of a general mercantile business. Newberry Observer, 8/25/1892

Birge, William S. bought a 1-2/3 acre lot in the town of prosperity for $500, Herald 3/15/1883, page 3; W. S. Birge bought the MORGAN PLACE for $3510 and the SUMMER PLACE for $2305, Herald 11/8/1883, page 3; William S. Birge and brother sold several reapers and binders in Prosperity and are now taking orders and telegraphing for threshers, Herald, 5/30/1884, page 2; W. S. Birge built offices over his store in Prosperity, Herald 1/27/1886, page 3; He moved from Newberry to Texas about 2 years ago and died 4/19/1891. He leaves a wife and several children. His wife was the sister of Newberry Superintendent of Education Mayfield. Newberry Observer 4/23/1891; He was a brother of Mrs. A. H. Kohn and Mrs. A. G. Wise of Newberry. Burial was in Sherman Texas. His remains will be moved later to Prosperity. Newberry Observer 4/23/1891

Birnie, Miss of Greenville was escorted by L. C. Speers to the Christmas dance. Newberry Observer 12/30/1896

Birt, male, white, delivered by Dr. W. G. Houseal, at Newberry City, on 3/31/1904. Parents are M. J. Birt, knitting mill operative and Mrs. M. J. Birt of Newberry City, SC. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bishop Clint traded homes with A. Welch, Herald 12/25/1884, page 3

Bishop, Agnes Miss married Pope Minor on 1/27/1904 at 2 p.m. in the study of the O’Neall Baptist Church, West End by the Pastor Rev. J. H. Graves. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/29/1904

Bishop, Allen bought 73 acres of land for $103. Newberry Observer 10/15/1891; Allen Bishop, farmer, from Township No. 5 lost $85 on his way home from town. Newberry Observer 11/9/1899; He found his money. Newberry Observer 11/16/1899

Bishop, Alma Miss visited relatives in Columbia. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/6/1903; Miss Alma Bishop married D. Albert Boyd. She died at her father’s home 8/3/1905. A two-day-old son survived her. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/4/1905

Bishop, B. T. was the father of Clint Bishop and moved to Mr. Meredith’s place near Helena, Herald 12/11/1884, page 3; B. T. Bishop, son of the Chief of Police of Newberry, was attending Clemson College. Newberry Observer, 2/28/1894; B. T. Bishop visited relatives in Laurens last week. Newberry Observer 8/28/1895; B. T. Bishop was clerking for F. J. Russell. Newberry Observer 9/18/1895; B. T. Bishop was working for the Southern Express Company of Newberry. Newberry Observer 3/30/1899; he was the mail carrier for RFD 3 - received a new suit of clothes as a New Years present. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/12/1904; B. T. Bishop, rural mail carrier for the Newberry area, attended a meeting in the post office at Newberry on 3/19/1904 for the fraternal and study/adoption of the best methods of performing the duties of free rural delivery. Annual dues are $1.50. Of that fee 50 cents will go to the State Association and 50 cents will go to the National Association. He was elected president of the Chapter. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/22/1904; B. T. Bishop, RFD carrier for Route No. 3 could not complete his rounds yesterday due to fallen trees. Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/10/1905; B. T. Bishop was a hero – he grabbed the back of a runaway wagon and brought it to a halt averting serious damage. For details see Page 8, Newberry Observer 10/27/1905 (The page was labeled as Page 4 but it was really Page 8)

Bishop, Bettie Miss married John Adkins on 2/7/1883 by Rev. A. A. Gilbert, Herald 3/8/1883, page 3

Bishop, Bluford and family left Newberry to live in Arkansas. Newberry Observer, 8/17/1893

Bishop, C. W. Mrs. was the sister to James O. Meredith of Laurens. Newberry Observer 9/27/1900; Mrs. C. W. Bishop, was sister to James O. Meredith of Laurens. Newberry Observer 12/20/1900; Mrs. C. W. Bishop, female, white, died 6/5/1908 of heart failure. The deceased was 57 years old, born in Newberry City, resided in Newberry City. Dr. J. M. Kibler MD Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. (Information from ‘Returns of Deaths within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library); Mrs. C. W. Bishop visited her daughter Mrs. William Smith in Columbia. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/3/1905

Bishop, C. W., Chief of Police was living on Vincent St. Newberry Observer 10/5/1889; Clinton W. Bishop, Chief of Police of Newberry, charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. An account of the event on Page 3, column 3, Newberry Observer 12/19/1889; C. W. Bishop, was re-elected by the Town Council on 4/17/1890 as Chief of Police. Newberry Observer 4/24/1890; Captain C. W. Bishop, will live in a house at Vincent and Cline St. Newberry Observer 11/13/1890; He was elected assistant Chief of Police by the Town Council. Newberry Observer 5/7/1891; C.W. Bishop was appointed as a policeman of Newberry. Newberry Observer, 11/10/1892; city council arranged for a HEALTH INSPECTOR. The office was to run March to October. C. W. Bishop was appointed the position. Salary was $35/month. He was inspector Monday to Friday and Policeman on the weekends, Newberry Observer 5/11/1893, page 3; His combined salary for the two jobs was $35/month, Newberry Observer 5/18/1893, page 3; C. W. Bishop was on trial, accused by R. K. Reeder of trespassing on his property to fish. Not guilty found by the jury after 1 minute of deliberation. After the trial Mr. Reeder invited all he accused of trespass to a fishing party on his property. Newberry Observer, 7/6/1893; C. W. Bishop was elected by Town Council as Chief of Police. Newberry Observer 1/8/1896; He was the father of Mrs. William E. Smith of Denmark, SC. Newberry Observer 11/25/1896; C. W. Bishop was elected by council as Health Inspector. Newberry Observer 1/5/1898; C. W. Bishop was the father of George M. Bishop and Mrs. W. E. Smith of Orangeburg. Newberry Observer 3/30/1899; He was the brother of Mrs. J. O. (Amanda) Meredith, deceased. Newberry Observer 6/8/1899; C. W. Bishop, at PROBATE SALE bought 125 acres for $1380. Newberry Observer 12/6/1900; C. W. Bishop was elected City Health Officer for the ensuing year. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/16/1903; C. W. Bishop was elected to serve for the following year 1904 as Chief of Police by the City Council. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/1/1904; C. W. Bishop, of Newberry, was the parent to Mrs. W. E. Smith of Columbia. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/26/1904; He was also the parent of Mrs. D. A. Boyd of Union. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/14/1904; C. W. Bishop had a fire in his barn on 3/2/1905 which was put out by the fire company. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/3/1905; C. W. Bishop and family moved to Columbia. Page 8, Newberry Observer 11/21/1905.

Bishop, Carrie, who eloped with her brother-in-law on 3/7/1904, returned home on 3/24/1904. She was 16 years old, the daughter of Oswald Bishop of Gary’s Lane. She was met by her father at the train station in Clinton. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/25/1904

Bishop, Charles Osborne, male, white, died 10/1/1918 of influenza and pneumonia. The deceased was 26 years, 5 months, 26 days old, born in Newberry Co., SC., and lived in Newberry City. Reported by T. W. Smith M.D. Burial was in West End Cemetery. (Information from ‘Returns of Death within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bishop, Dolly Mrs. hurt her hand in the weave room of the cotton mill and will most likely lose a finger. Newberry Observer 4/18/1901

Bishop, Elizabeth, female, white, died 1/14/1918, of cancer of the rectum. The deceased was 69 years old, born in Newberry Co., SC, and lived in Newberry City for 19 years. Reported by W. G. Houseal MD Burial was in West End Cemetery. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bishop, Emma colored, 4 months old, died February 1870 of pneumonia, Newberry County Mortality Census for the Year ending 6/1/1870. REEDERS TOWNSHIP

Bishop, Frank Master was on the sick list, Herald 8/13/1885, page 3; Frank Bishop of Dorrah, Laurens Co. married Maggie R. Jones of Helena on 2/15/1894 by Rev. A. J. Bowers at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Kate Coates. Newberry Observer, 2/21/1894Frank Bishop worked at the Dispensary in Laurens. Page 8, Newberry Observer 10/7/1904

Bishop, George M. Mrs. of Columbia visited Captain C. W. Bishop and family. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/25/1904

Bishop, George M. son of C. W. Bishop, Chief of Police of Newberry, was shot at by Henry B. Wells, son of Ossian Wells. Bishop returned fire. Both were wounded, details Page 3, column 5, Newberry Observer, 10/24/1894; George M. Bishop visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bishop. Mrs. W. E. Smith was a sister to George M. Bishop. Newberry Observer 3/30/1899; George Meredith Bishop, of Columbia, will marry Miss Nancy Maxwell, daughter of Col. D. G. Maxwell of Charlotte on 3/4/1902. Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/25/1902; Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/7/1902

Bishop, George resigned as conductor of the accommodation train on the CN&L RR, Newberry Observer 8/31/1893, page 3

Bishop, George went to the Chicago World’s Fair, Newberry Observer 9/7/1893, page 3

Bishop, George, visited his uncle Stephen Meridith in Wilmington, NC, Newberry Observer 7/18/1889; George Bishop, conductor for the CN&L RR, was on sick leave. Newberry Observer, 5/4/1893; He has resigned as conductor. Newberry Observer, 8/31/1893; George Bishop has gone to the World’s Fair in Chicago. Newberry Observer, 9/7/1893; George Bishop, of the Southern RR, had an abscess and glands removed from the left side of his neck. Newberry Observer 4/4/1901

Bishop, H. A. Miss graduated from Newberry College 1901. Her subject for Commencement was ‘Ambition’. Newberry Observer 5/2//1901; Miss Helen Alma Bishop of Newberry will marry David Albert Boyd of Union, son of Rev. D. P. Boyd, on 4/27/1904 at the home of the bride’s father, Captain C. W. Bishop. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/15/1904

Bishop, Henry was advertised having a letter at the Post Office for pick up, Herald 6/5/1884, page 3

Bishop, Hillary colored, 17 years old, died May 1870 of a heart disorder. Newberry County Mortality Census for the Year ending 6/1/1870. REEDERS TOWNSHIP

Bishop, J. A. was the husband of N. C. Bishop. His 7 years old son W. A. Bishop died 11/1/1884, Herald 11/6/1884, page 3

Bishop, J. P. of Whitmire opened a shoe, saddle and harness shop. Page 5, Newberry Observer 3/24/1905

Bishop, J. T. of Whitmire in Newberry County was 57 years old. Newberry Observer 10/7/1896

Bishop, J. V. was advertised as having his singer sewing machine sold by the sheriff at public outcry, Herald 4/19/1883, page 2

Bishop, Josie, see Josie Bishop CRAWFORD, Newberry Observer 11/8/1999

Bishop, Kate Miss married J. Forrest Riser on 11/23/1902 at the home of the bride’s father, Allen Bishop of Reeder Township, with Rev. W. H. Thrower officiating. Page 8, Newberry Observer 11/25/1902

Bishop, Lewis Jones was the son of Mrs. Frank Bishop, brother to Nellie Louise Bishop and nephew to Mrs. Kate Coats. Newberry Observer 6/7/1900

Bishop, Lula, niece of C. W. Bishop married R. D. Bobo of Cross Keys, on 11/16/1890 at her mother’s home in Union. Newberry Observer 11/20/1890

Bishop, Mack, white, 55 years old, farm laborer, died June 1869 of typhoid fever. Newberry County Mortality Census for the Year ending 6/1/1870. REEDERS TOWNSHIP

Bishop, Mamie Louise graduated from the Newberry Graded school receiving a diploma. Newberry Observer 6/8/1893, page 3; She received a teachers’ certificate after passing the recent examination. Newberry Observer, 11/22/1893

Bishop, Mary colored, married, 35 years old, kept house, died February 1870, cause unknown. Newberry County Mortality Census for the Year ending 6/1/1870. REEDERS TOWNSHIP

Bishop, Mary Louisa, daughter of C. W. Bishop married William E. Smith on 9/16/1896 at the home of the bride’s father by Rev. C. W. Creighton. They will live in Orangeburg. Newberry Observer 9/16/1896

Bishop, Maud of Gray Court married John S. Hill of Greenville on 10/5/1898, by Rev. Butts at the home of Tolliver Robertson, uncle to the bride. Newberry Observer 10/12/1898

Bishop, Mr. and Mr. Julien opened a grocery business in the store owned by J. F. Todd, Herald 1/6/1886, page 3; Mr. Bishop gave a fine barbecue at Helena, Herald 8/14/1884, page 3; Mr. Bishop lost his cotton crop because of a tornado. Newberry Observer 5/8/1890; Mr. Bishop as both policeman and health inspector draws one salary of $35/month. Newberry Observer, 5/18/1893

Bishop, Mrs. died of consumption 10/9/1897. Burial was at Beth Eden. Newberry Observer 10/13/1897

Bishop, Mrs., wife of Thomas Bishop, of No. 5 Township died 9/30/1889. Newberry Observer 10/3/1889

Bishop, N. A. Mrs. was the wife of J. A. Bishop. Her 7-year-old son W. H. Bishop died 11/1/1884, Herald 11/6/1884, page 3

Bishop, Nancy married to J. T. Baker, on 12/7/1879 by Rev. E. P. McClintock. Newberry Herald 12/12/1879

Bishop, Negro, an old man, died 8/7/1891. His 2 children who are 8 and 6 years of age, said nothing, and his body was discovered the next day by Mrs. Will Sligh on whose land Bishop lived. Squire Heller was unable to come to the dwelling for an inquest until Saturday. By then the body was so decomposed as to be offensive. No one wanted to deal with the dead body so Squire Heller had the dwelling burned, the body cremated inside. Page 3, column 3, Newberry Observer, 8/13/1891

Bishop, Nellie Louise was the daughter of Mrs. Frank Bishop, sister to Lewis Jones Bishop and niece to Mrs. Kate Coats. Newberry Observer 6/7/1900

Bishop, Nellie Pearl Miss married W.W. Farrow on 1/25/1903 by Rev. J. R. Copeland. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/30/1903

Bishop, Noland married Miss Kate Whitmire on 7/13/1901 at the Parsonage in Whitmire by Rev. Justus. Newberry Observer 7/18/1901

Bishop, Nora married to Nathan Chaney, both of Newberry on 12/25/1889 by Rev. W. W. Summer. Newberry Observer, 1/2/1890

Bishop, Rosa, see Rosa Bishop BAKER, Newberry Observer 6/15/1998

Bishop, S. T. was advertised as having his singer sewing machine sold by the sheriff at public outcry, Herald 4/19/1883, page 2

Bishop, Sara of Township No. 11 has been granted a pension for 1899 by the County Pension Board. Page 1, Newberry Observer 4/20/1899

Bishop, Swift, 13-year-old son of T. W. Bishop of FL ran away from home and was found working in the Mollohon Mill and was returned by the sheriff. Page 5, Newberry Observer 9/22/1905

Bishop, T. W. of Florida telegraphed to be on the lookout for his 13-year-old son, Swift Bishop, who ran away from home. The boy was found working in the Mollohon Mill and was returned by the sheriff. Page 5, Newberry Observer 9/22/1905

Bishop, Thomas, 45 years old, died of pneumonia at his home in Factoryville on 5/15/1898. He leaves a widow and 4 children. Newberry Observer 5/18/1898; Thomas Bishop, male, white, died 5/15/1898 years old, of pneumonia. He lived in Newberry City, was 40 years old, born in SC. Reported by Dr. W. G. Houseal. Burial was in a County Cemetery. (Record of Death Returns for the City of Newberry kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bishop, Versa May, female, white, delivered by T. W. Smith M. D., on 11/25/1915. Parents are Charles O. Bishop, mill operator, born in SC, and Anna Fulmer Bishop, born in SC, living in Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bishop, W. H. 7 years and 9 months old son of J. A. and N. C. Bishop died at Kinard’s on 11/1/1884, Herald 11/6/1884, page 3

Bishop, Walter married Alice Kingsmore, both of Newberry on 12/11/1892 by Rev. J.H. Wyse at the home of Dr. G.A. Setzler. both of Newberry on 12/9/1892 by Rev. J.H. Wyse at the Lutheran Parsonage. Newberry Observer, 12/15/1892; Walter Bishop of the southeast section of the county, lost a child this week. Newberry Observer 6/13/1901

Bishop, William bought 115 acres of land in Township No. 11 for $750, Herald 3/8/1883, page 3; William Bishop was the victim of a robbery of $40-$50 while the family slept. The culprit was in jail, Herald 9/25/1884 page 3; William Bishop was advertised having a letter for pick up at the Post Office, Herald 10/23/1884, page 3

Bishop, Winfield B., 69 years old, died 12/7/1998 at Self-Memorial Hospital in Greenwood. Born in Laurens Co., he was a son of William and Nina Crowder Bishop. Burial was in Pinelawn Memory Gardens of Clinton. Newberry Observer 12/9/1998

Bittle, B. W. Professor taught at the Preparatory Dept. of Newberry College, Herald 1/18/1883, page 3; Professor B. W. Bittle was elected Vice-President of the Debating Club, Herald 2/8/1883, page 3; He was Professor of Chemistry and Physics and Modern Languages at Newberry College; vacationed in the mountains, Herald 7/26/1883, page 3; Professor Bittle and his sister Miss Hattie returned from Salem VA. He will move to TX to assist his brother in teaching, Herald 7/31/1884, page 3

Bittle, Harriet S., daughter of the late President Bittle of Roanoke College, VA, married George B. Cromer Esq., of Newberry SC. on 11/27/1890 at the home of Rev. Dr. Holland, the brother-in-law to the bride, College Place, Newberry, SC. by the Rev. Dr. G. W. Holland, assisted by Rev. W. C. Schaeffer. Newberry Observer 12/4/1890

BLACK HISTORYAn act will be made at the next meeting of the Legislature of the State for incorporating a Freedman’s School in the town of Newberry, The Newberry Herald page 2, 9/11/1867; newspaper editorial about the lynching of a colored man in Abbeville the previous week, Herald 1/11/1883, page 2; 50 colored citizens left for TX; on 1/5/1883 14 colored men and women were examined by Messrs. Mower and Werber for teaching certificates. Article tells of the difficulty in attaining qualified teachers for the colored schools, Herald 1/11/1883, page 3; 4 colored laborers passed through Columbia on their way to some point below Richland County. Blankets strapped to their backs; going to find farm work for 1883; 10-year old colored girl poisoned a family because she was bound to them and ran away, only to be returned to them. Herald 1/25/1883, page 3; a poem supposedly in the language spoken by the black population – very degrading not only to the blacks but shows the ignorance of those approving of its’ publication – a show of the times; Herald 2/1/1883, page 1; June Mobley a notorious black radical was appointed post Mistress of Union County; 34 colored citizens left Laurens for Middleton TN, Herald 2/1/1883, page 3, In the South 1880 voting was done by 1,300,000 black illiterates – about the illiteracy in the south – argument for public education; The State of NY finally got around to repealing slave laws allowing the buying, holding and sale of slaves; 17 colored citizens who left Aiken for ARK returned – disgusted with ARK; Rules for Labor Contracts given; Mass Meeting No. 2 for the formation of a Fire Department for Newberry – the article stated that the colored fire company rendered valuable assistance in fighting fires; colored fire company had in its hands the only fire truck owned by the town; 20 colored citizens left Greenville for ARK; 140 colored poll-tax payers left Township No. 4 in the past 188 months, Herald 2/22/1883, page 2; The story of the arrest of Jim, the servant of Major William Summer, and his placement in a stockade and release form death sentence by Captain John Caldwell; 51.30 colored population over the age of 10 years cannot write – other statistics, Herald 3/1/1883, page 2; colored REGULATORS (polite name for KKK) raided a house where 2 interracial couples were living and forced them to leave – the newspaper gave support to the action and encouraged the same to occur in Newberry; on 2/15/1883 colored arsonists burned a school for white children in Richland county, Herald 3/8/1883, page 2, Herald 3/8/1883, page 2; On last Saturday there were 20 bales of cotton for sale by colored citizens; several colored citizens were sent to the Poor house, one an ancient man (No names given), Herald 3/22/1883, page 3; story of the first slave purchased by J. A. Summer. Thereafter Dutch Fork citizens rolled a hogshead of tobacco to Charleston and a slave back to the Dutch Fork. Jim, Silly and Maria were from the Congo. The numbers 1 to 20 in the Congo language were given in the article; Herald 3/29/1883, page 2; Munson Long colored, ex-school commissioner, has a school of 80 pupils in No. 7 Township. His wife, with one assistant was teaching about 140 pupils near Prosperity. Newberry Herald 3/29/1883; Munson S. Long colored, a 45 year old prominent man, school commissioner for two terms, died in Newberry on 8/18/1889 of congestion. Since 1876 he had been a schoolteacher. Newberry Observer 8/22/1889; What Judge Holman said to the prisoners; Randall D. George colored was the largest land owner of Colleton County; Herald 4/5/1883, page 2; "What Ruins De Nigger" – a horrible article which the writer most likely thought would be amusing to the reader, Herald 4/19/1883, page 1; In September Washington DC a convention will be held with Fred Douglas as Chairman – birth of the NAACP; colored population of Greenville stated a newspaper called ‘The Greenville News Carrier and Teller’, Herald 5/3/1883, page 2; NY Sun’s report of the Washington Convention – the country was on thieve of a great political revolution, Herald 5/10/1883, page 2; Report of the colored teachers’ convention at Hoge School, Herald 5/10/1883, page 3; articles of a view point that the colored citizen was worthless without a Master, Herald 5/24/1883, pages 1 & 2; Colored Presbyterian preacher in Abbeville advised the women of his congregation not to hire themselves out as nurses; In SC there were 58,782 white Baptist and 90,000 black Baptists, Herald 5/24/1883, page 2; Colored citizens from Columbia and other parts came to Newberry for a picnic, baseball etc, Herald 5/24/1883, page 3; Children of the colored Methodist Church (Miller AME?) entertained at Hoge School house; Jesse Brooks’ school had a picnic near Dr. G. W. Glenn’s place, 8 miles from town. The school had an attendance of 60 with an enrollment of 90; the colored citizens of Georgetown have a skating rink, Herald 5/31/1883, page 3, A State Normal Institute for colored teachers in Columbia will be held 7/5-8/1 – free tuition – room & board at low rates, Herald 6/7/1883, page 3; Colored press convention decided to always spell negro with a capitol "N", Herald 7/19/1883, page 2; about the colored convention in Columbia (Not reviewed well by the reporter), Herald 7/26/1883, page 2; resolution at a Lutheran Conference in Beth Eden - a proposal to select young black men for the Lutheran ministry, Herald 8/2/1883, page 3 ; a first class billiard and pool room was opened in the rear of the store of O. Klettner’s in the opera house, Herald 8/30/1883, page 3; Within the past year in GA nearly 200 law abiding colored citizens were murdered, shot, whipped and driven from their homes by the KKK, etc. Herald 9/6/1883, page 2; Platform of the Blacks that was adopted at the Louisville Exposition, Herald 10/4/1883, page 2; SUPREME COURT of US declared the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT UNCONSTITUIONAL, Herald 10/18/1883, page 2; Samuel J. Lee one of the most intelligent colored lawyer in SC discussed the recent Supreme Court decision; Kentucky colored citizens were indignant over the decision. Herald 10/25/1883, page 2; Laura Satterwhite, an aged colored woman, the mother of eight children, has never left the place on which she was born and lives, Mrs. John Satterwhite’s place. Every Negro on the place came to town last Friday for the circus but Laura could not be induced to visit Newberry Town. She thinks Newberry wicked and fears her morals might be contaminated. Newberry Herald 10/25/1883, page 3; the first convictions in KKK cases in GA, etc. Herald 11/1/1883, page 2; a drunk colored man told the servant of a white family that in the night 1,000 colored citizens would kill every white citizen in the county; vigilantes prepared for the worse, Herald 11/15/1883, page 2; The TX fever took hold and 150 Newberry Negroes left for TX last week. More to go tomorrow and next week. Labor was too cheap in Newberry and wages are hard to collect, The Herald, 1/3/1884, page 3; an article on the Negro and crime in the county – of the 13 arrested in a week, 6 were able to write their name - Herald 4/17/1884, page 2; Henry Scheel and Silas Glenn colored moved from Newberry to FL and are making $1/day; four adult Negroes have left for FL since 1/1/1884 and others will follow, Herald, 5/8/1884, page 3; the colored school at Tranquil will have a picnic on 5/24/1884, Herald, 5/22/1884, page 3; Four young black men were admitted to the Bar by our Supreme Court; a clock peddler was going through the county selling $10 clocks to the colored citizens and taking cows as mortgages, Herald 5/30/1884, page 3; John R. Lynch colored from Mississippi was elected temporary chairman at the National Republican Convention in Chicago, Herald 6/5/1884, page 3; some of the Negroes who recently emigrated to ARK are trying to get their friends in Anderson to send them enough money to come back home on, Herald 7/3/1884, page 3; Abbeville press believed that education of the Negro was the cause of the rise in crime – for example – forgery was being committed by those who were taught to write, Herald 7/10/1884, page 2; Examples of the examination taken for the position of teacher in colored schools (shows the applicants were borderline illiterate); story of Jim Kinard being expelled from SC by KKK, Herald 7/17/1884, page 3; The colored people of Newberry had a revival at Brown Chapel conducted by Rev. T. F. Harper. The white visitors stayed in the gallery. Herald 8/14/1884, page 3; memorial services for R. B. Elliott was held 9/24/1884 at Bethel AME Church in Columbia with Professor D. A. Straker eulogist, Herald 8/28/1884, page 3; a mad dog in ALA bit some hogs. The hogs died and were eaten by Negroes. 37 of them died of rabies, Herald 9/4/1884, page 2; MT. ENON – at Coleman’s cross roads there was a great revival at Mt. Enon 15 new members for the church - Herald 9/4/1884, page 3; The colored camp-meeting will be held at Bandusian Springs, Herald 9/11/1884, page 3; story of a court proceeding emphasizing the superstitious nature of the colored race, Herald 9/25/1884 page 2; the black brothers formed baseball teams. The ‘Silver Stars’ of Newberry played the Laurens Club, Herald 9/25/1884 page 3; an ARK newspaper state a man named ‘JONES’ from Laurens county SC arranged for the emigration of 1500 colored citizens from SC to ARK; community was warned about a 1-arm negro beggar who was a convicted thief and was seen in the area, Herald 10/16/1884, page 3; there was a black preacher in town of Newberry who preached three times every Sunday at the old shop of Mr. Taylor. He was the loudest hollering preacher with a small audience at the shop. Everyone could hear him without going there. Please Rev. give us a rest – especially at night, Herald 10/30/1884, page 3; The Hoge public school opened 11/10/1884 with 45 pupils. 200 students are expected. Three teachers are employed. T. R. Holmes Esq. a young colored lawyer recently admitted to the Bar was the Principal. The building was in need of repairs, Herald 11/13/1884, page 3; editorial reassuring the black population they will not be placed back into slavery, Herald 11/27/1884, page 2; a school house was being built for the colored people; prior the church was used as the school; 25 colored citizens from Peak station went to ARK – 200 from Columbia went last week, Herald 12/4/1884, page 3; another article assuring the colored population they would not be thrown back into slavery, Herald 12/11/1884, page 2; 94 Negroes left the Union Depot via C&G RR for ARK. About 400 will go to California under contract. Herald 12/11/1884, page 3; notice in the paper that examinations of colored applicants for teacher’s certificates would be held 1/1/1885, Herald 12/18/1884, page 2; about 40 Negroes left Newberry on 12/16/1884 for Palentine TX; two stopping over in Little Rock ARK, Herald 12/18/1884, page 3; a remark made about all the hot suppers the colored population enjoy – they rarely have one but someone was knifed or crippled, Herald, 2/12/1885, page 3; The State Normal School session for black teachers will be in Aiken for 4 weeks; 13 train coaches carrying 650 people of color arrived from Columbia to Newberry for a day of picnic, etc. all about the occasion, Herald 6/18/1885, page 3; the colored Benevolent Societies and Fire Companies marched in Columbia on 8/8/1885 and afterwards attended church services, Herald 8/13/1885, page 2; Of the 23 people who took examinations to receive teacher’s certificates, 1 received a 1st grade certificate; 9 received a 2nd grade certificate; 9 received a 3rd grade certificate; 4 were rejected, Herald 8/13/1885, page 3; Helena was flanked by two flourishing colored hamlets: Wilsonville and Wrightsville. Helena should have a Post Office, Herald 8/27/1885, page 2; an excursion train of colored people went from Columbia to Greenville with 2 colored fire companies on board, Herald 8/27/1885, page 3; carload of Negroes passed through Newberry on their way to ARK, Herald 1/13/1886, page 3; a family of colored people left Newberry for Palestine TX, Herald 1/27/1886, page 3; article about how superstitious black people were – rumor of the blood of black people was used to make castor oil, Observer 5/30/1889, page 3; The celebration of the 4th of July by the black citizens was called off on account of the host, Sam Chappell, being in Washington DC, Observer 7/4/1889, page 3; Negro Bishop an old man, died 8/7/1891. His 2 children who are 8 and 6 years of age, said nothing, and his body was discovered the next day by Mrs. Will Sligh on whose land Bishop lived. Squire Heller was unable to come to the dwelling for an inquest until Saturday. By then the body was so decomposed as to be offensive. No one wanted to deal with the dead body so Squire Heller had the dwelling burned, the body cremated inside. Page 3, column 3, Newberry Observer, 8/13/1891; 19th CENTURY CLUB in NY – members were all black citizens – about what they said – Negroes in the US owned $264,000,000 in property, Newberry Observer 1/26/1893, page 1; article on the lawlessness of the young black population who were born after the emancipation, Newberry Observer 2/2/1893, page 3; Negroes attended a Cabinet reception in Washington DC as guests; at Boston University a black faculty member made the commencement speech, Newberry Observer 2/9/1893, page 2; The US Circuit Court in NY awarded a Negro woman $800 against the East TN, VA & GA RR on 4/5/1893 because the conductor forced her to ride in the car set aside for Negroes, Newberry Observer, 4/13/1893, page 2; a large group of colored citizens were before the Mayor – accused by a colored woman of trying to "Regulate" her (threaten – Regulators were KKK) She received a very hard beating. She was leading a scandalous life and known as a "Persona non grata". They whipped her to get rid of her. Two other characters were run out of town by them on previous occasions. Since only the woman herself was a witness the Mayor dismissed the case, Newberry Observer 5/4/1893, page 3; John Peter of Denmark SC was lynched by a mob, Newberry Observer 4/27/1893, page 2 & 3; Newberry Observer 5/4/1893, page 1 & 2; the girl’s name was Mamie Baxter, daughter of J. D. Baxter – report of a mass meeting of the citizens of Denmark, Newberry Observer 5/4/1893, page 2; Would the fact that he had a RR position have anything to do with his lynching? Letters concerning the Peter case between the Governor and Solicitor, Newberry Observer 5/11/1893, page 2; The third lynching in 3 weeks in SC occurred in Laurens; colored man rapes colored woman; Rev. Moffatt speaks out on the brutal treatment of John Peter, Newberry Observer 5/18/1893, page 1; several more reports of rape and lynchings, Newberry Observer 5/18/1893, page 3; more lynchings, Newberry Observer 5/25/1893, page 2; More about lynchings and floggings, Newberry Observer 6/1/1893, page 1; is the Negro advancing or regressing? Lengthy article on the subject, Newberry Observer 6/15/1893, page 1; report of the first week of the Colored Teachers Institute at Hoge School, Newberry Observer, 6/29/1893, page 3; complaints in GA that the trains are not segregated; different train lines had different rules; Newberry Observer 7/6/1893, page 1; SIDNEY PARK Church colored of Columbia was burned down – loss of $14,000 with$7,000 in insurance; there had been several disturbances recently at the church among members, Newberry Observer 7/6/1893, page 2; the story of 3 lynchings for rapists in Lexington County, Newberry Observer 8/3/1893, page 2; lengthy article on the reasons for the removal of the Blacks from the US, Newberry Observer, 8/17/1893, page 1; MASS MEETING of Negroes in Sumter SC protesting a proposed election Law requiring anyone who applied for the right to vote to be able to read, write and explain any part of the US Constitution selected by the election board and to the board’s satisfaction, Claimed the law constrained free colored who owned less than $300 in property. Press & Reporter 10/23/1895, page 1; Booker T. Washington dined with the US President – the south was astonished at a Negro dining at a white table – page 1 & 2, Newberry Observer 10/24/1901; Page 3, 4, 6, & 7, Newberry Observer 10/31/1901; BEFORE DAY CLUBS in Georgia – a ‘secret society’ club of black men equivalent to the white KKK. Page 5, Newberry Observer 9/23/1904; Page 2, Newberry Observer 9/27/1904

BLACK HISTORY – Papers submitted at the Pan American Medical Congress showing the race was deteriorating – venereal disease was rampant – (8,000 more deaths than births); Newberry Observer 9/14/1893, page 3; Family of Thomas Woodruff poisoned and 2 children died as a result – 4 Negroes lynched (2 men and 2 women) for the deed. Story of lynching in ALA, Newberry Observer 9/21/1893, page 2; Lynching Bee in Louisiana, Newberry Observer 9/28/1893, page 1; Louisiana disgrace in their treatment of Negro, Newberry Observer 9/28/1893, page 2

Black, Annie Laura, see Annie Laura Black LONG, Newberry Observer 9/25/1998

Black, Ben of Saluda was moving to Newberry. Page 5, Newberry Observer 10/17/1902

Black, C. E. Dr. of Wyse Ferry, ‘96’ graduate of Newberry College will deliver "Twentieth Century". Newberry Observer 5/13/1896; Dr. C. E. Black of Rosemary SC. will visit his father Henry Black of Saluda. Page 5, Newberry Observer 10/6/1905; Dr. Carroll E. Black purchased an interest in a popular drug firm in Lexington and will move there. Page 5, Newberry Observer 11/3/1905

Black, Charles was advertised as having mail at the Newberry Post Office for pick-up, Herald 1/24/1884, page 3 & Herald 10/23/1884, page 3

Black, Charley, of Edgefield died last week at his home of heart disease. Newberry Observer 10/24/1889

Black, Clarence Kelly, male, white, delivered by W. G. Houseal, physician, on 4/16/1916. Parents are Milledge F. Black, cotton mill operative, born in Newberry Co. and May Corley Black, born in Newberry Co., living in Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Black, Elaine Turner, 70 years old, widow of James Donald Black, died 7/29/1998 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Newberry, she was a daughter of Fletcher E. and Mary Alice Waites Turner. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 7/29/1998

Black, George of Saluda married Miss Sallie Wood of West End on 4/10/1901 at the home of the bride by Rev. B. D. Lucas. Newberry Observer 4/11/1901

Black, George T. of Newberry College visited his sister Mrs. H. P. Wicker. Page 5, Newberry Observer 11/3/1905

Black, H. J., a member of the Newberry College graduating class of 1904 will deliver a speech at graduation on the subject ‘Southern Man For President’. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/19/1904; H. J. Black gave the oratory ‘A Southern Man for President’ at his 1904 graduation. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/7/1904; He graduated with a BA degree. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/10/1904

Black, Henry of Saluda was the father of Dr. C. E. Black of Rosemary SC. Page 5, Newberry Observer 10/6/1905

Black, J. Albert left to attend the Georgia Telegraph School in Senoia GA. He will take a course in bookkeeping and telegraphy. Page 5, Newberry Observer 10/21/1904

Black, J. Q. sold his business to Mr. Hitt and Mr. Wheeler. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/3/1905; J. Q. Black was a brother to Mrs. H. P. Wicker of Prosperity. Page 1, Newberry Observer 1/20/1905; He was in charge of the Newberry Bottle Works. Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/10/1905; J. Q. Black, 36 years old, died at the home of his sister Mrs. H. P. Wicker, of typhoid fever on 6/8/1905. Burial was at Corinth Church Cemetery in Saluda. Page 1, Newberry Observer 6/9/1905

Black, J. V. Rev. of Moffattsville will marry 1/28/1897 to Miss Blackburn of Newberry SC. Newberry Observer 1/20/1897; Page 3, column 2, Newberry Observer, 2/24/1897; He and his wife spent the week visiting people in Greenville. Newberry Observer 9/22/1897

Black, J. W. of Etheridge SC participated in the Junior Class Oratory Contest of Newberry College with his talk on "THE SCIENCE OF ORATORY AND LITERATURE", Newberry Observer 6/15/1893, page 3;

Black, J. W. was a delegate for the YMCA Convention in Columbia, Observer 2/16/1893, page 3; He graduated from Newberry College 6/17/1894. He delivered the ‘Progress of Temperance Reform’. Newberry Observer, 6/20/1894; Professor J. W. Black was elected teacher of White Rock Academy in Edgefield. Newberry Observer, 12/5/1894; J. W. Black, a 25-year-old teacher at White Rock, Lexington Co. for the past few months, died at that place on 2/2/1895. He graduated from Newberry College last June and intended to enter the ministry. He was from Edgefield. Newberry Observer, 2/6/1895; Private J. W. Black left Newberry by train for Columbia on 5/3/1898 as part of the Newberry Regiment enlisted in the Spanish American War. Newberry Observer 5/4/1898

Black, James F. married Sallie J. Riddlehoover both of Edgefield County at the Saluda Parsonage on 11/14/1882 [1883?] by Rev. J. B. Traywick, Herald 11/29/1883, page 3

Black, Janie was attending Kee Mar College at Hagerstown MD. Newberry Observer 9/15/1892; Janie Black, daughter of N. L. Black, married Rev. O. B. Shearhouse on Thanksgiving Day, 1895, in Corinth Church near Wyse’s Ferry, Saluda Co., SC. by Rev. A. G. Voigt DD of Newberry and Rev. C. P. Boozer. Details of the wedding Page 3, column 3, Newberry Observer 12/11/1895.

Black, Jeremiah Judge of the PA Supreme Court died 8/22/1883, Herald 8/23/1883, page 2

Black, John L. Col., late of Fairfield married to E. T. Jenkins, on 4/10/1883 at the home of Joseph Jenkins, brother of the bride, by Rev. R. N. Wells. Herald 4/19/1883, page 2

Black, L. A. of Wyse’s Ferry, SC, received a BA degree at graduation from Newberry College, Class of 1903. His graduating speech was ‘Compulsory Morality.’ Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/21/1903

Black, Lee Roy, male, white, delivered by W. E. Lake M.D., on 9/1/1916. Parents are J. B. Black, mill man, born in Barnwell Co. SC, and Bessie Vaughn Black, born in Colton Co. SC, living in Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Black, male, white, delivered by Dr. W. G. Houseal, at Newberry City, on 5/17/1904. Parents are G. W. Black, farmer and Mrs. G. W. Black of Newberry City, SC. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Black, Mamie daughter of Mrs. Conway Black and sister to Edgar Black of Lachicotte & Co. married Dr. J. William Boozer, oldest son of Dr. D. L. Boozer on 6/30/1896, by Rev. E. A. Wingard at the home of the bride’s mother. It was a quiet affair. They will reside at 1320 Blanding St., Columbia. Newberry Observer 7/1/1896

Black, Noah escaped being burned out a few days ago. His Negro labor discovered fire on the roof of the gin house and acted sensibly and commendably extinguishing the fire in a short time. Newberry Observer, 12/8/1892

Black, Sarah, see Sarah Black YOUNGBLOOD, Newberry Observer 10/7/1998

Black, Thomas C. was improving. He had been confined with typhoid malarial fever. Page 5, Newberry Observer 10/21/1904; Thomas C. Black of Saluda visited his sister Mrs. H. P. Wicker of Prosperity. Page 1, Newberry Observer 11/25/1904

Black, Virginia J. Miss married Horace L. McSwain at Cross Hill on 12/21/1905 in Liberty Springs Church. The bride was the daughter of the late Dr. John L. Black of Greenville. Page 8, Newberry Observer 12/22/1905

Black, Vivian, see Vivian Black KRELL, Newberry Observer 7/24/1998

Black, W. E. of Wyse’s Ferry SC participated in the Junior Class Oratory Contest of Newberry College with his talk on "THE BEAUTY AND GRANDEUR OF NATURE", Newberry Observer 6/15/1893, page 3;

Black, W. E. received the prize of a gold medal for best mathematics in the Junior Class, Newberry Observer 6/15/1893, page 3;

Black, W. E. was elected Treasurer of the newly formed Newberry College Chapter of the YMCA, Newberry Observer 1/12/1893, page 3; won a gold medal for the best stand in Mathematics in the Junior class. Newberry Observer, 6/15/1893; W. E. Black graduated from Newberry College 6/17/1894. He delivered the ‘[Decadence of Greek Study’. Newberry Observer, 6/20/1894; W. E. Black was the Principal of Utopia School. Newberry Observer 9/22/1897; Professor W. E. Black of Saluda teaches at Kee Mar College, Hagerstown MD. Newberry Observer 6/8/1899; Professor, W. E. Black, 1894 graduate of Newberry College, who has been professor of Mathematics at Kee Mar Colege, Hagerstown MD, was now professor of mathematics and natural sciences at Elizabeth college in Charlotte NC. Newberry Observer 7/25/1901; Professor W. E. Black will be Principal of the Saluda Graded School. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/6/1905

Black, W. R. Professor was resigning from teaching. Page 8, Newberry Observer 9/9/1904

Black, William S. Rev. Mrs. died 10/2o/1893 in Oxford NC. Her husband was stationed at Newberry 1867-1868. Newberry Observer 11/8/1893

Blackburn, Adelaide of Harrisonburg VA, married Thomas F. Harmon on 8/1/1894 by Rev. J. A. Anderson at the home of John Bradley of Harrisonburg VA Newberry Observer, 8/8/1894

Blackburn, Lizzie has charge of the Tabernacle School. Newberry Observer, 10/10/1894

Blackburn, Mart, alias Mart Rook colored, committed a murder 5 years ago and had been a fugitive until captured by Sheriff M. M. Buford 9/29/1902 under the name of Thomas Allen. Page 5, Newberry Observer 9/30/1902

Blackburn, Mary Mrs. visited her aunt Mrs. Barre, Herald 3/29/1883, page 3

Blackburn, Miss of Newberry will marry on 1/28/1897 to Rev. J.V. Black of Moffattsville. Newberry Observer 1/20/1897; Page 3, column 2, Newberry Observer, 2/24/1897

Blackman, Charles colored, was hanged in Macon GA. for the murder of Stonewall Tondee, white, in 1885. Blackman claimed Tondee had been too intimate with his wife. Newberry Observer 1/31/1889

Blackman, J. K., 50-year-old brother to H. P. Blackman, died 5/29/1905 in NY. A wife and children of NY, a mother and brother of Charleston survived him. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/2/1905

Blackmon, Charles Lee, 49 years old, husband of Darlene Fullmer Blackmon, died 5/6/1998 at Palmetto Richland Hospital. Born in Seneca, he was a son of Barney Press and Pearl Lee Hillard Blackmon. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 5/8/1998

Blackmon, Sara Jacks, 87 years old, widow of Samuel Creighton Blackmon, died 12/21/1998 in Laurens Co. Hospital. Born in Laurens Co., she was a daughter of Isaac Eric and Allie Belle Jacks. Burial was in Lisbon Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Newberry Observer 12/23/1998

Blackmore, Larry, colored was killed by Benjamin Bluford. Page 5, Newberry Observer 3/8/1904

Blackshear, Everard Jr., male, white, delivered by W. G. Houseal, physician, on 11/7/1909. Parents are Dr. Everard Blackshear, physician, and Mrs. Neville Pope Blackshear, of Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library); Everhard Blackshear, male, white, died 6/4/1910, of meningitis. The deceased was 5 months old, born in Georgia, resided in Newberry City. Reported by W. G. Houseal MD (Information from ‘Returns of Deaths within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Blackshear, Pope, male, white, delivered by W. G. Houseal, physician, on 11/25/1911. Parents are Everard Blackshear, physician, and Mrs. Everard Blackshear, of Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

BLACKWELDER & DAVENPORT (warehouse) – telephone number is 109. Newberry Observer 9/14/1899

Blackwelder, female, white, delivered by Dr. W. G. Houseal, on 1/28/1906. Parents are J. A. Blackwelder, broker and Mrs. J. A. Blackwelder, of Newberry City, SC. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Blackwelder, J. A. Mrs. was a native of Concord, NC. Newberry Observer 7/13/1899; she was the sister to Miss Bessie Fisher. Newberry Observer 8/31/1899; Mrs. John A. Blackwelder visited her father Ephraim Fisher of Concord NC. Newberry Observer 11/26/1901; Mrs. J. A. Blackwelder was spending the summer in Concord NC. Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/9/1904

Blackwelder, J. A. was attending the Nashville Exposition. Newberry Observer 10/27/1897; J. A. Blackwelder, bought at MASTER SALE 47 3/10 acres of land for $400. Newberry Observer 12/8/1897; J. A. Blackwelder, broker, born NC, living at Ward #3 in Newberry, and wife (born NC) have a white male child born 3/6/1898, delivered by Dr. W. G. Houseal. Return of Births in the City of Newberry SC. 8/19/1885 to 12/15/1918 kept in the Newberry Co. Library; J. A. Blackwelder will manage the business in Newberry of the Standard Oil Company. Newberry Observer 5/11/1898; J. A. Blackwelder moved his Law Office to the Carlisle Building on Law Range. Newberry Observer 1/5/1899; J. A. Blackwelder’s telephone number was 122. Newberry Observer 1/26/1899; John A. Blackwelder was now in partnership with J. D. Davenport in the brokerage business as wholesale grocery merchants. Newberry Observer 7/6/1899; J. A. Blackwelder was in Newberry in the interest of a rock quarry in NC. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/8/1904; He was elected as an alternate delegate to the State Convention of the Knights of Pythias in Greenville, May 1904. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/15/1904; J. A. Blackwelder of Newberry was a manager of a rock quarry at Cold Point. Page 8, Newberry Observer 5/27/1904; J. A. Blackwelder, residence telephone number was 165 Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/25/1905

Blackwelder, J. S. was visited by Dr. and Mrs. S. J. North of Augusta. Dr. North was with the Willet Drug Store of Augusta. Newberry Observer 12/28/1899

Blackwelder, Lillie of Concord NC married Rev. H. A. McCullough of Newberry on 5/30/1899 at Mt. Pleasant NC where the bride had graduated the day before at Mt. Amoena Seminary. Newberry Observer 6/1/1899

Blackwell, D. J. Rev. left Newberry to Pastor at Dahlonega GA. Newberry Observer 10/3/1901

Blackwell, J. Press of Edgefield, 46 years old, died 4/17/1891. Newberry Observer 4/23/1891

Blackwell, John of Laurens convicted of manslaughter in 1879 served 4-½ years of a 6-year sentence for manslaughter for the killing of Mr. McNinch. Governor Thompson gave him a pardon, Herald 6/7/1883, page 2

Blackwell, Julian was the grandson of Mrs. Charlotte Copeland and the nephew of Mrs. J. W. Earhardt. Newberry Observer, 1/9/1895

Blackwell, Leila of Clinton visited her Aunt Mrs. J. W. Earhardt. Newberry Observer, 12/12/1894; Leila Blackwell, of Clinton visited her Aunt Mrs. J. W. Earhardt. Newberry Observer 6/10/1896; Miss Leila Blackwell was a typist in the Herald and News Office. Newberry Observer 10/24/1901; Miss Leila Blackwell, visited relatives in Clinton, Laurens County. Page 8, Newberry Observer 5/13/1902

Blackwell, Mary Ellen K., died 3/14/2000. Born in Saluda she was a daughter of Peter and Maggie Sanders Kempson. She married first to Joe Griffith and second to Gordon Blackwell, both deceased. Burial was in Pine Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 3/15/2000

Blackwell, Rebecca Miss of Clinton visited her aunt Mrs. John W. Earhardt. Newberry Observer 7/25/1901; She visited her aunt Mrs. John W. Earhardt of Cline Street in Newberry. Page 8 Newberry Observer 7/15/1904

Blackwood, A. of Co. ‘F’ 13th Regt. under Col. O. E. Edwards was killed at the Battle of Second Manassas on 8/29/1862. Newberry Observer, 5/4/1893

Bladen, Jack, a State Constable was arrested for being drunk and using obscene language in the public streets. Details are on Page 3, column 3, Newberry Observer 4/17/1895; The Governor dismissed him from the Force. Newberry Observer 4/24/1895

Blaine, Emmons, 83 years old, married to Anita McCormick, 23 years old, daughter of Cyrus McCormick on 9/26/1889. She was worth $3,000,000. He was president of the Southern RR and lived in Baltimore. Newberry Observer 9/26/1889

BLAINE, JOHN GILLESPIE – nominated to run for the Presidency at the National Republican Convention; SHORT BIO, Herald 6/12/1884, page 2

Blair, (Buzhardt), female, white, delivered by J. M. Kibler, physician, on 3/5/1910. Parents are Preston Blair, farmer, and Ephale Buzhardt (Blair), of Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Blair, Bessie Miss will marry John J. Long on 10/22/at the home of the bride’s father, Thomas S. Blair of Utopia. Page 8, Newberry Observer 10/20/1903; About the wedding, Page 8, Newberry Observer 10/23/1903

Blair, Brittany Ivory Anna, 11-week-old infant daughter of Wendy K. Blair died 1/26/1999. Burial was in Mount Moriah AME Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 1/29/1999; Brittany Iveryanna Blair, in loving memory 2nd birthday, deceased with picture attached. Newberry Observer 11/10/2000

Blair, G. T. was appointed as a manager of elections at Township No. 8, Utopia section. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/28/1904

Blair, George has a new buggy. Page 8, Newberry Observer 12/25/1903

Blair, J. Chelsey married N. Bessie Dominick on 2/3/1898 by Rev. D. Tiller at the home of the bride’s parents. Newberry Observer 2/9/1898

Blair, J. P. had a fish trap on the Saluda River below Bouknight’s Ferry and in 2 mornings had 140 pounds of red horse fish, Herald 2/22/1883, page 3; J. P. Blair was paid $11.40, $4 by the County Commissioners during the year 1885, Herald 1/13/1886, page 2; J. P. Blair was paid $63.05 by the Ordinary County Fund for the year 1887-1888. Newberry Observer 3/6/1890; J. P. Blair in 1900 he was alive, a Confederate Veteran of Co. ‘C’ 3rd SC Regt. Newberry Observer 6/14/1900; J. P. Blair was added to the Confederate Pension list yesterday. Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/2/1904; J. P. Blair was a new member of James D. Nance Camp on 5/10/1905. Page 5, Newberry Observer 5/12/1905

Blair, James white, was arrested for the murder in 1895 of Lewy Williams, colored. Newberry Observer 6/22/1898; COURT OF SESSION, not guilty, Newberry Observer 8/3/1898.

Blair, Lizzie was advertised having a letter for pick-up at the post office, Herald 3/20/1884, page 3

Blair, Maggie Mrs. bought at MASTER SALE 148 acres of land for $1010. Newberry Observer 11/9/1898.

Blair, Mattie E. of Fairfield married Claud M. Graham, assistant postmaster on 10/14/1896 at the home of the bride’s mother Mrs. S. E. Blair. They will live at the Crotwell Hotel in Newberry. Newberry Observer 10/14/1896

Blair, Minnie Dodd Mrs., 84 years old, widow of W. C. ‘Billy’ Blair, of Newberry, died 6/23/2000 at Newberry Memorial Hospital. Born in Mars Hill, NC she was a daughter of Johnny Crate and Lillian Allen Dodd. Burial was in Bullock’s Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Newberry Observer 6/26/2000

Blair, Mrs. won a prize at the Newberry Agricultural Fair for apple jelly (Special mention), Herald 11/6/1884, page 2

Blair, Mrs., the sister of George Long, was taking care of an orphan baby. Newberry Observer 1/5/1898

Blair, Nannie Miss of Utopia visited her sister Mrs. D. G. Livingston of Dead Fall. Page 5, Newberry Observer 5/15/1903

Blair, Nora Miss was niece to Mrs. Spearman of Silverstreet. Page 5, Newberry Observer 2/28/1902; She visited her sister Mrs. J. J. Long at Hayne. Page 5, Newberry Observer 7/22/1904

Blair, Rachel, female, white, died 6/5/1887 of Brights Disease. She resided in Ward 2. She was 87 years old, born in Newberry Co., SC and lived in Newberry for 18 years. Reported by Dr. O. B. Mayer Jr. (Record of Death Returns for the City of Newberry kept at the Newberry County Library)

Blair, Rachel, see Mrs. Rachel Blair CROMER, Newberry Observer 10/6/1999

Blair, Robert white, was arrested for the murder in 1895 of Lewy Williams, colored. Newberry Observer 6/22/1898; COURT OF SESSION, not guilty, Newberry Observer 8/3/1898.

Blair, S. E. married to J. M. Nichols, both of Newberry Co., on 12/5/1889 by Rev. M. J. Epting. Newberry Observer 12/12/1889

Blair, S. S. Miss married L. W. Etheridge on 1/18/1883 by Rev. M. M. Boyd, Herald 1/25/1883, page 3

Blair, Sandy colored, took a bale of cotton belonging to D. B. Werts and sold it in Chappells. He was now in jail. Newberry Observer 12/17/1901

Blair, Sarah Miss married Lieutenant James Newton Martin on 11/12/1884. Information from CONFEDERATE MILITARY HISTORY published 1899 and kept in the Newberry County Library; Sarah Blair married James Newton Martin on 11/6/1866. She died 8/13/1882 survived by a husband, one son and five daughters. Newberry Observer 6/1/1899

Blair, T. S. Mrs. was the cousin to Miss Texanna Schumpert and a niece to Mr. Samuel Schumpert. Page 8, Newberry Observer 9/13/1904

Blair, T. S. won a prize at the Newberry Agricultural Fair for ½ dozen brooms, Herald 11/6/1884, page 2; Thomas S. Blair was paid $5.50 by the Ordinary County Fund for the year 1887-1888; paid $25.25 by the Ordinary County Fund for the year 1888-1889. Newberry Observer 3/6/1890; T. S. Blair was chosen to be Deacon of St. Luke’s for a term of 2 years. Newberry Observer 11/27/1890; Thomas S. Blair, in 1900 he was alive, a Confederate Veteran of Co. ‘C’ 3rd SC Regt. Newberry Observer 6/14/1900; T. S. Blair had a new buggy. Page 8, Newberry Observer 12/25/1903; T. S. Blair was a cousin to Sarah and Julian White. Page 1, Newberry Observer 7/7/1905; Thomas S. Blair was the parent to Mrs. J. J. Long of Haynes. Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/15/1905

Blair, Thomas H. was bestowed a Cross of Honor which was pinned on the lapel of his coat by the UDC at the Memorial Day ceremonies. Page 8, Newberry Observer 5/13/1902

Blair, Thomas P. was a delegate from the Democratic Club of Township No. 8 for the County Democratic Convention, Herald 6/12/1884, page 3

Blair, Tom CSA was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. Page 6, Newberry Observer 8/5/1904; Tom Blair can boast of the finest melon patch in the county. Page 5, Newberry Observer 6/27/1905

Blake, Ella Miss of Charleston was the sister of Mrs. N. B. Mazyck. Newberry Observer, 8/24/1893; Miss Ellie Blake, of Charleston, was the sister to Mrs. N. B. Mazyck and aunt to Miss Nathalie Mazyck. Newberry Observer 10/25/1900

Blake, Etta, daughter of W. K. Blake will marry W. J. Patterson, ticket agent for the Southern Depot on 2/11/1897 at the Greenwood Presbyterian Church. Newberry Observer, 2/10/1897; Details on Page 3, column 5, Newberry Observer, 2/17/1897

Blake, Fannie Jones, eldest daughter of Mr. W. K. Blake will marry Dr. William C. Gilliam on 9/4/1894 at the home of the bride’s parents. Dr. Gilliam was born in Newberry but now resides in Ocala FL., in the winter and Saluda, NC in the summer. Newberry Observer, 8/29/1894

Blake, G. T. died 12/7/1884 at age 42 years as a result of a wound received in the Civil War. Survived by widow and three children, etc, Herald 12/11/1884, page 3

Blake, Harriet of Charleston was the sister of Mrs. N. B. Mazyck. Newberry Observer, 8/24/1893; Harriet E. Blake of Charleston, died 6/24/1900. She was a sister of Mrs. N. B. Mazyck of Newberry. Funeral services were at St. Michael’s in Charleston. Newberry Observer 6/28/1900

Blake, Hattie Miss went to NY to visit relatives, Herald 9/11/1884, page 3

Blake, Jason was tried for the murder of Raymond Mears and was sentenced to death by hanging on 12/6/1895.Press & Reporter 10/25/1895, page 4

Blake, John W. Jr. married Miss Mattie Connelly on 11/11/1902 at the home of the bride’s parents with Rev. J. E. Johnston officiating. Page 8, Newberry Observer 11/21/1902

Blake, Louis J. Dr. son of W. K. Blake, a Wofford graduate of 1885, has been appointed assistant physician to the State Lunatic Asylum of New Jersey. Newberry Observer 2/12/1891

Blake, Ramsey P. married Miss Gussie L. Hood on 11/12/1884 at Due West by Rev. William Pressley, Herald 11/20/1884, page 2

Blake, Thomas Mrs. 73 years old, died at her home in ‘96’ on 3/14/1904. She was the former Miss Carwile of Newberry. Page 1, Newberry Observer 3/18/1904

Blake, W. K. was elected Prelate of the "Knights & Ladies of the Golden Rule" in Convention at Spartanburg. He stayed at the Merchant Hotel while there, Herald 4/10/1884, page 3

Blake, William Sr. was tried for the murder of Raymond Mears and was sentenced to life in prison. He was quickly taken by a mob and lynched; inquest, Press & Reporter 10/25/1895, page 4

Blakely, Amanda R., (Mrs.), wife of Mr. J. M. Blakely, and daughter of Mr. John Caldwell, died in Columbia, S. C. 6/26/1877 in the 58th year of her age. She was a native of Newberry County and was married in 1846. Her body was interred in the graveyard of Washington Street Church. Issue 8/21/1877 SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.

Blakely, Gus of Clinton killed a Negro in self-defense. He was released on bail. Newberry Observer 7/7/1892

Blakely, J. M. married 1846 to Amanda Caldwell, daughter of John Caldwell. Issue 8/21/1877 SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.

Blakely, R. E. Mrs. was the mother of Miss Ruth Cofield and Master George Cofield of Columbia. Newberry Observer 8/21/1895

Blakeney, George colored, his child died last week. Newberry Observer 12/19/1891; His six year old son was accidentally hanged. Newberry Observer 12/19/1891

Blalock, Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Richard Blalock, married to Thomas W. Hollingsworth both of Laurens County on 10/16/1879 by Rev. Z. L. Holmes. Newberry Herald 11/12/1879

Blalock, Elizabeth, female, white, delivered by W. A. Dunn M.D., on 9/18/1917. Parents are L. I. Blalock, tailor, merchant, born in SC. and Julia Blalock, born in SC., living in Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Blalock, J. S. of Liberty Hall gave to a friend from TX a statement showing the expenses and profits of his 5-mule farm last year. The statement was printed in the newspaper. Follows with a copy of the statement, Herald 5/3/1883, page 3; He reported the crops around Martin Depot were poor, Herald 7/19/1883, page 3; He bought the Dr. Ben Jones Plantation in Goldville for $12,500. Newberry Observer, 11/10/1892; James S. Blalock lost his dwelling to fire 1/1/1893. It was the old James (Jones?) residence at Goldville. Newberry Observer, 1/5/1893; His store in Goldville and all its contents was destroyed by fire 2/22/1893. Newberry Observer, 2/23/1893; James Blalock, whose farm lies between Clinton and Newberry, sold 850 bales of cotton. He was perhaps the largest farmer in SC with 6,000 acres. Newberry Observer 4/21/1897; J. S. Blalock, was building a $10,000 cottonseed oil mill on his farm in Goldville. Newberry Observer 7/13/1899; J. S. Blalock has had success with his oil mill. He was now in the planning stages of building a cotton mill in Goldville. All depends on water supply. A well was being drilled at present. Newberry Observer 7/26/1900; James S. Blalock of Goldville had his two grandsons visiting. The older grandson, George A. Browning Jr. accidentally shot the younger, 8 year old James Browning, in the cheek with the bullet coming out the rear of the neck. Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/15/1905

Blalock, James S. of Goldville lost his home the "JAMES PLACE" to fire, Newberry Observer 1/5/1893, page 3; His store was burned down. This is the second time in 10 days. Mr. Blalock was in Atlanta the first time, Newberry Observer, 2/23/1893, page 3

Blalock, Jane Miss, 79 years old, died at Goldville on 1/28/1902. She was buried at Sardis Church Cemetery. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/31/1902

Blalock, Kay Mr. of Beth Eden, lost a little daughter 11/26/1883. Newberry Herald 11/29/1883

Blalock, L. W. C. Mrs., sister of John G. Piester of TX, left Newberry for Dallas TX to attend the Confederate Reunion. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/22/1902

Blalock, L.W.C. was a member of the firm of J. D. Smith & Co. Livery Stables, Herald 11/6/1884, page 3; He was elected Mayor. Newberry Observer 4/7/1892; Mayor Blalock was charged with gambling 7/13/1892. There was a town ordinance against gambling. Newberry Observer, 7/21/1892; not guilty, Newberry Observer, 8/11/1892; L. W. C. Blalock bought 140 acres of land at a MASTER Sale for $250. Newberry Observer, 1/5/1893, page 3; Mr. Blalock was a surety for the bond posted by Sheriff W. W. Riser. Newberry Observer, 1/5/1893; He went to Richmond VA and may remain there, Newberry Observer 2/2/1893, page 3; He resigned as Mayor and moved to Richmond VA where he will enter the insurance business with his brother-in-law Mr. Browning. Newberry Observer, 2/23/1893, page 3; L. W. C. Blalock, now of Richmond VA, went to his old plantation in Goldville for a visit. Newberry Observer, 7/13/1893; He and his family planned to return to Newberry shortly, Newberry Observer 7/27/1893, page 3; L. W. C. Blalock was appointed by Collector of Internal Revenue Towns, as Raiding Deputy for the district of SC. Newberry Observer, 5/16/1894; He will make his headquarters in Greenville. Newberry Observer, 5/16/1894; He raided a still 8 miles north of Greenville and destroyed the plant. He also destroyed a still belonging to William Chapman and son, threw away 1,000 gallons of beer in Pickens Co. The same night he destroyed a still belonging to Joe Powell, 22 miles Northwest of Pickens and destroyed over 100 gallons of beer. Newberry Observer, 5/30/1894; A detailed description of further still raids made by Deputy Blalock, Page 3, column 1, Newberry Observer, 11/21/1894; L. W. C. Blalock was transferred to Greensboro NC. Newberry Observer, 1/23/1895; L. W. C. Blalock resigned as raiding deputy in the revenue service. Newberry Observer, 2/6/1895; L. W. C. Blalock of Goldville visited in Newberry. Newberry Observer 11/11/1896; L. W. Blalock was the new US Revenue Collector for SC. Newberry Observer 9/26/1901; L. W. C. Blalock lived in Goldville. Newberry Observer 2/2/1899; L. W. C. Blalock was nominated for congress by the 4th Congressional convention last week. Page 8, Newberry Observer 10/14/1902

Blalock, Lemmas (Loomis), of Laurens County married to Hanna Piester of Newberry on 7/10/1879 at the home of the bride’s mother by The Rev. T. C. Ligon. Newberry Herald 7/16/1879; Limas Blalock attended the State Agricultural Fair in Columbia, Herald 11/20/1884, page 3; Lemmas Blalock – his first name was Samuel spelled backwards. Page 8, Newberry Observer 10/17/1901; Lemmas Whiter Blalock went to Chicago to attend the Republican Convention. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/21/1904

Blalock, Major was the brother of Mrs. Browning of Richmond VA Newberry Observer, 12/8/1892

Blalock, Margaret Revels, 78 years old, died 1/29/1999 in Summit place in Simpsonville. Born in Union, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Ollie Revels. Burial was in Whitmire Cemetery. Gray Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 2/1/1999

Blalock, May D. Miss of Goldville in Laurens County married George A. Browning of Atlanta GA on 2/25/1885 by Rev. Seymour; George A. Browning and his bride passed through Newberry on their way to FL, Herald 2/26/1885, page 3

Blalock, Richard, was awarded the contract to build a bridge over Bush River at Dominick’s Mill. Newberry Observer 9/17/1891

Blalock, Timmons C., 81 years old, widower of Margaret Revels Blalock, died 7/15/1999 in Newberry County Memorial Hospital. Born in Union he was a son of John Douglas and Della Jane Timmons Blalock. Burial was in Whitmire Cemetery. Gray Funeral Home of Whitmire was in charge. Newberry Observer 7/19/1999

Blalock, Tom of Goldville went with Jim Nelson of Goldville to Edgefield to arrest a Negro woman for breach of contract. They were ambushed in Edgefield, being fired on by a band of black men and the woman escaped. Mr. Nelson took 3 bullets; Mr. Blalock missed being shot. Newberry Observer, 10/17/1894

Blanchflower, Pauline, see Pauline AYERS, Newberry Observer 6/1/1998

Bland, Edward L., (Rev.) 68 years old, died 5/2/1999 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. Born in Ronceverte, West VA, he was a son of the late Lie E. and Glenna Mae Henning Bland. Burial was in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Whitaker Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 5/3/1999

Bland, Glenna Henning, 92 years old, widow of Lie Earlier Bland, died 1/9/1999 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. Born 1/16/1906 Vigo, West VA, a daughter of William H. Henning and Minnie via Henning. Burial was in Allegheny Memorial Park. Newberry Observer 1/11/1999

Bland, Leila see Mrs. Leila Bland Suit BUTLER, Newberry Observer 11/17/2000

Blandon, J. A. of Johnston, 43 years old, was shot dead by John Buzzard, details on Page 8, column 3, Newberry Observer 1/8/1896

Blaney, female, white, delivered by P. G. Ellisor, physician, on 12/14/1909. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. Blaney, of Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Blanton, Fannie colored, 111 years old, died in Spartanburg on 1/30/1900. Her daughter was the wife of Bob Bomar, both of who died years ago. Newberry Observer 2/8/1900

Blanton, Hattie Miss visited Miss Osborne of Anderson, Newberry Observer 7/13/1893, page 3

Blanton, I. A. and family were visited by Miss Mary Rodgers of Anderson, Newberry Observer 7/13/1893, page 3; He was the proprietor of the Newberry Hotel for a number of years. He has sold his lease to H. C. Bardin and was moving to Greenville to manage a hotel there. Newberry Observer, 6/13/1894; He left the Windsor Hotel in Greenville and went to Seneca to open the Keowee Hotel. Newberry Observer, 10/3/1894; I. A. Blanton, who was running the Keowee Hotel was now in charge of the Allen House in Abbeville. Newberry Observer, 2/13/1895; He moved to Macon GA. Newberry Observer 10/9/1895

Blanton, J. W. Rev. bought a new horse, harness and buggy. Newberry Observer, 1/12/1893; His family was visited by Miss Sallie Long of the O’Nealls section, Press & Reporter 11/6/1895, page 3

Blanton, S. W. of Williston SC. married Ella Crosby of Prosperity on 1/17/1894 by Rev. J. W. Blanton at the home of Dr. A. I. Horger of Jamieson SC. Newberry Observer, 1/31/1894

Blanton, W. P. Mrs. visited her father A. A. Nates. Page 2, Newberry Observer 8/22/1905

Blanton, William married Miss Daisy Nates on 2/26/1902 at the home of A. A. Nates of Prosperity by Rev. J. W. Blanton. Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/28/1902

Blanton, Willie P. was the type setter/job printer for the Prosperity Advertiser, he was a Warden for the town of Prosperity, The Prosperity Advertiser 11/24/1897, page 5; He received $7.35 as advertising during the Quarterly 10/1/1898 to 12/28/1898 and published according to the Act of the Legislature of 1897, Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/5/1899; He was paid $3.25, $3.50 for stationary. Supervisor’s Quarterly Report ending 3/21/1899 printed in the Newberry Observer 4/6/1899; he was editor and proprietor of the EAGLE EYE newspaper of Prosperity SC, Eagle Eye 1/15/1902, page 3

BLASSINGAMES FAMILY - Nathan Whitmire bought a tract of land some time ago that contained the family burial ground of the Blassingames family. He tore down the enclosure, burying the headstone. He was sued and the courts decreed he was to restore the cemetery to its prior condition. Newberry Observer 6/15/1898

BLATS SHOE SHOP - A building will be constructed on the southwest corner of Caldwell & Friend Streets. It will occupy the corner where Mr. Blats’ shoe shop now stands. Page 8, Newberry Observer 11/24/1905

Blats, H. K. was the nephew to T. E. Kinard of Abbeville. Newberry Observer 9/2/1896; H. K. Blats, was elected 1st Director of the Excelsior Fire Co., for the coming year. Newberry Observer 12/21/1898. H. K. Blats, will be the stage man for the Opera House under the management of P. J. Voss. Newberry Observer 2/2/1899; H. Kuhns Blats was appointed a member of the Managing Committee of the Excelsior Fire Company on 1/8/1900. Newberry Observer 1/11/1900; H. Kuhns Blats was a printer for the STATE in Columbia. Newberry Observer 1/4/1900; He left yesterday to work as a compositor with the Bryan Printing Company of Columbia. Newberry Observer 2/1/1900; H. Kuhns Blats moved to Columbia to take the position of Operator of a linotype on THE STATE. Newberry Observer 10/11/1900; H. K. Blats won the primary election for alderman of Ward 1. Newberry Observer 11/26/1901; He resigned as alderman because of absence from the city. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/7/1902; H. K. Blats lived in Wilmington NC. Page 8, Newberry Observer 9/5/1902; Henry K. Blats married Miss Julia E. Farrar, daughter of J. B. Farrar of Wilmington NC on 7/10/1904 at the Parsonage of Grace Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. N. M. Watson. Page 8 Newberry Observer 7/15/1904

Blats, John A. is a new member of James D. Nance Confederate Veterans and their sons, Post No. 336. Newberry Observer, 7/25/1894; J. A. Blats at the regularly monthly meeting of the Excelsior Fire Company No. 1 on 12/17/1894 was elected Fireman for the coming year. Newberry Observer, 12/19/1894; John A. Blats was sick for 2 weeks. Newberry Observer 3/30/1895; He cut his foot while chopping timber. Newberry Observer, 6/19/1895; John A. Blats was a new recruit for Co. B for the Spanish American War. After being mustered in at Anderson he was taken to Camp Chickamauga GA. Newberry Observer 7/20/1898; John A. Blats, formerly of Newberry was living in Columbia. Newberry Observer 6/29/1899

Blats, John Mrs. and daughter Maggie of Gainesville GA were visiting in Newberry. Newberry Observer 4/17/1895

Blats, John, formerly of Newberry and now of Gainesville GA, the proprietor of the North Georgian, lost his business to fire 1/9/1879. Newberry Herald 1/22/1879; Mr. Blats was now publishing his paper at Belton, Banks Co., GA. Newberry Herald 3/12/1879; John Blats of Gainesville GA was recently ordained a Deacon of the Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, Herald 11/6/1884, page 3; John Blats of Gainesville GA visited his brother W. H. Blats of Newberry. Newberry Observer, 5/18/1893; John Blats former editor of the Rising Sun now lived in Gainesville GA., publishing the Georgia Cracker. Newberry Observer, 3/6/1895; John Blats was founder and editor of The News of Gainesville GA. Newberry Observer 7/6/1898; John Blats was a Private of the QUITMAN RIFLES, part of the original roll, published on Page 8, Newberry Observer 10/4/1900

Blats, Laura, four-year-old daughter of W. H. Blats, died 7/11/1879 of typhoid fever. Newberry Herald 7/16/1879

Blats, M. was elected WORTHY DM of KOSCIUSKO LODGE IO of GT (Temperance order – International Order of the Grand Templar) of Newberry, Herald 6/12/1884, page 3

Blats, Maggie married B. F. DeBelle of Atlanta on 1/26/1897 at the home of the bride’s father John Blats in Gainesville GA. Officiated by Archdeacon W.M. Walton. Newberry Observer 1/27/1897

Blats, Mamie Miss, daughter of William H. Blats, died at the home of James H. M. Kinard, on 8/2/1904. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. Page 8, Newberry Observer 9/6/1904

Blats, Mary J. Mrs., 47-year-old wife of William H. Blats, died at her home in Newberry 2/19/1892. Newberry Observer 2/25/1892

Blats, Susan Elenora born June 7, 1866 daughter of William H. and Mary J. Blats was baptized June 24, 1866 by Rev. J. P. Smeltzer. Sponsors were the parents. Information from the journal of Rev. Smeltzer.

Blats, Theresa Mrs. 77 years old, died 7/11/1895 at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. J. D. Hornsby with Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery.

Blats, W. E. who has clerked at the Pelham’s Drug Store in Newberry for years was moving to Melrose FL where he will have a position in the drug department of a large general merchandizing store. Newberry Observer, 10/17/1894; W. E. Blats, who for the past 6 years had been a clerk at Pelham’s Drug Store, formed a partnership with Ben A. Daniels to operate the Central Drug Store. Newberry Observer, 6/5/1895; W. E. Blats was working in Clinton for the Horton Bros. Druggists. Newberry Observer 10/14/1896; W. E. Blats left his job at Horton’s store to become a traveling salesman. Newberry Observer 11/17/1897; W. E. Blats played the role of ‘Abe’ in THE MIDNIGHT FIRE at the Opera House as a fund raiser for the new Methodist Church Building Fund. Newberry Observer 2/2/1898; William E. Blats, Private, left Newberry by train for Columbia on 5/3/1898 as part of the Newberry Regiment enlisted in the Spanish American War. Newberry Observer 5/4/1898; Corp. William E. Blats Co. ‘B’ 1st SCV enlisted as a druggist, single. Newberry Observer 5/18/1898; Sgt. W. F. (E.?) Blats of Newberry accepted a job as traveling salesman for the Murray Drug Co. Newberry Observer 11/30/1898; Sgt. William E. Blats, of Company ‘B’ 1st Regt. Spanish American War was entitled to a month’s pay which was never given him, page 1, Newberry Observer 3/8/1900; Dr. William E. Blats travels for the Parke-Davis Company. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/21/1902

Blats, W. H. Mrs. was the sister to Samuel Head of Aiken County and Mrs. J. A. West. Newberry Observer 8/10/1899

Blats, W. H. was being visited by his daughter, Mrs. L. R. Boland of Manchester VA Newberry Observer 6/20/1889; W. H. Blats of Newberry was the brother to John Blats of Gainesville GA. Newberry Observer, 5/18/1893; W. H. Blats joined the newly formed James D. Nance Camp of Confederate Veterans of Newberry. Newberry Observer, 7/6/1893; He was the father of Mrs. L. R. Boland of Richmond VA Newberry Observer, 7/27/1893; W. H. Blats had 2 turkeys stolen. Newberry Observer, 12/20/1893; W. H. Blats had a "Candy pulling party" on 1/12/1894. Newberry Observer, 1/17/1894; W. H. Blats of Newberry was visited by his daughter Mrs. L. R. Boland of Richmond VA Newberry Observer 7/18/1894; W. H. Blats spent Sunday in the country. There must be some attraction for him. Newberry Observer 4/3/1895; He had the inside of his house painted. Newberry Observer 7/24/1895; W. H. Blats gave an ice cream supper for his friends in Brooklyn. Newberry Observer 9/11/1895; W. H. Blats married Rebecca Head on 10/3/1895 at the Lutheran parsonage by Rev. J. B. Fox assisted by Rev. G. A. Wright. Newberry Observer 10/9/1895; W. H. Blats gave a ‘rainbow party’ for the young folks. Newberry Observer 10/16/1895; W. H. Blats was a parent to Mrs. L. R. Boland. Newberry Observer 8/16/1900; W. H. Blats was bestowed a Cross of Honor, which was pinned on the lapel of his coat by the UDC at the Memorial Day ceremonies. Page 8, Newberry Observer 5/13/1902; Mrs. & Mrs. W. H. Blats attended the funeral of Lewis R. Boland. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/16/1903; W. H. Blats was the grandfather to Mrs. Claude Boland of Columbia. Page 8, Newberry Observer 7/5/1904; W. H. Blats was the father of Mrs. Ella Boland of Columbia. Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/2/1904; W. H. Blats gathered fine pecans from his tree. Page 8, Newberry Observer 10/13/1905

Blats, William had a shoe factory in Newberry, Herald 4/5/1883, page 3

BLEASE & BYNUM won a premium at the SC State Agricultural Fair for their entry of best match mares, Herald 11/22/1883, page 3

Blease, A. H. COURT OF SESSION, assault and battery with intent to kill and carrying a concealed weapon; True bill Newberry Observer 7/26/1900; A. H. Blease, COURT OF SESSIONS, assault and battery with intent to kill; Guilty of simple assault and battery; fined $15. Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/21/1902

Blease, B. M. advertised his saddle and harness establishment, Conservatist 2/16/1858

Blease, Basil M. Captain of Newberry was the father of Mrs. Minnie Lee Sims of Valdosta GA. Newberry Observer, 8/31/1893

Blease, Bertha was attending Greenville Female College. Newberry Observer 9/23/1896; Bertha Blease visited her sister Mrs. St. Armand in Charleston after visiting Mrs. Cole L. Blease at the Jerome Hotel in Columbia. Newberry Observer 1/26/1899; Miss Bertha Blease married Julius Eison of Columbia, a State Constable, on 6/12/1901 at Smyrna, 6 miles from Newberry, by Rev. D. J. Blackwell. Newberry Observer 6/13/1901

Blease, Bessie was an 1884 graduate of the Newberry Female Academy, Herald 6/26/1884, page 3

Blease, Bethany, daughter of J. Hartwell and Emma Blease, had married Louis N. Rodger. She died 4/23/1904. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/26/1904

Blease, Bethie Miss visited relatives at Leesville, Herald 10/9/1884, page 3

Blease, C. G. has purchased a cottage on Harrington Street. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/7/1905

Blease, C. L. was paid $56.95, $34.30, $16.30, $29.85 by the County Commissioners during the year 1885, Herald 1/13/1886, page 2; C. L. Blease was pursuing his studies at the Georgetown Law School. Newberry Herald 4/25/1889; He passed the Bar and formed a Law Firm with his brother, Harry H. Blease, "Blease & Blease" which was located over S. P. Boozer & Sons Hardware Store. Newberry Observer 6/6/1889; C. L. Blease, of Newberry married Lily Summers of Helena on 2/13/1890 by Rev. W. S. Wightman. Newberry Observer 2/20/1890; Cole L. Blease was a candidate for the House of Representatives. Newberry Observer 6/5/1890; Cole L. Blease, of Newberry, was a member of the last House of Representatives. Newberry Observer 3/17/1892; Cole L. Blease was elected as a Representative from Newberry Co. Newberry Observer, 9/1/1892; Cole L. Blease bought 70 acres of land at a MASTER Sale for $150. Newberry Observer, 1/5/1893, PAGE 3; he and his wife went to Washington DC for Cleveland’s inauguration, Newberry Observer 2/23/1893, page 3; He went to President Cleveland’s inauguration, Newberry Observer 3/2/1893, Cole L. Blease was admitted to practice in the US Supreme Court. He said he thought Hoke Smith was the handsomest member of President Cleveland’s staff, Observer 3/16/1893, page 3; Newberry Observer, 3/16/1893; C. L. Blease represented Factory Club of Township No. 1 at the Democratic executive meeting in preparation for the primary election, Newberry Observer 6/15/1893, page 3; he was on the ‘black list’, Newberry Observer, 6/29/1893, page 2; Cole L. Blease went to Charleston to attend to his sick brother-in-law, Mr. St. Amand Blease. Newberry Observer, 3/21/1894; Cole L. Blease was running for Solicitor of Union District. Newberry Observer 3/11/1896; Cole L Blease advertised for sale: a fine brood mare and colt. The mare was gentle and safe for any lady to drive and works anywhere. He was a candidate for the House of Representatives. Newberry Observer 7/15/1896; C. L. Blease bought at MASTER SALE 1 acre for $100. Newberry Observer 12/9/1896; C. L. Blease bought at MASTER SALE a lot in Newberry for $2250. Newberry Observer 12/7/1898; Cole L. Blease closed up his ‘package store’ in Newberry. Newberry Observer 1/12/1898; Cole. L. Blease, son of Henry H. Blease, was in charge of the firm Blease & Blease. He was a graduate of Georgetown University. Newberry Observer 3/30/1898; Cole L. Blease resigned as War Secretary for Gov. Ellerbe. Newberry Observer 7/6/1898; Cole L. Blease won the primary for House of Representatives on 8/30/1898. Newberry Observer 8/31/1898; Cole L. Blease, Representative, was in the Legislative Session in Columbia. Newberry Observer 1/12/1899; Hon. C. L. Blease decided to run for Lieut. Gov. Newberry Observer 2/15/1900; Cole L. Blease was elected as City Attorney by the City Council. Newberry Observer 1/10/1901; Cole L. Blease was re-elected attorney for Newberry City. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/3/1902; His telephone number was 72. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/8/1902; Cole L. Blease was elected to serve for the following year 1904 as City Attorney by the City Council. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/1/1904; Cole L. Blease returned yesterday from Columbia. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/22/1904; Cole L. Blease made a speech before the Odd Fellows of Augusta which was highly complimented, Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/2/1904; Cole L. Blease bought 82 acres of land in Cromer Township for $280. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/8/1904; Cole L. Blease announced his candidacy as a candidate for the office of State Senator. Page 4, Newberry Observer 4/12/1904; Cole L. Blease was a candidate for the Senate. He made a speech at Young’s Grove during a campaign rally and barbecue. About 500 people were present. Page 1, Newberry Observer 8/12/1904; Cole L. Blease lost the Democratic Primary held 8/30/1904 for Senator. Page 1, Newberry Observer 9/2/1904; Mrs. and Mr. Cole L. Blease will attend an Odd Fellows Convention in San Francisco, stopping off at St. Louis Exposition first. Page 4, Newberry Observer 9/6/1904; Cole L. Blease resigned as trustee of the Colored Normal College. Page 8 Newberry Observer 11/18/1904

Blease, Cannon G. was the brother to Henry H. Blease of the Staunton VA Bar and Col. L. Blease. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/17/1903; C. G. Blease was a minor and has posted Bond to act as constable for Magistrate Chappell. Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/8/1902; C. G. Blease, COURT OF SESSIONS, appeal from Mayor’s Court, continued. Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/7/1903

Blease, Cannon white, shot Will Douglass colored, on the street in Newberry 1/17/1902. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/21/1902; Cannon Blease married Miss Minnie Adams, daughter of J. T. Adams, on 9/19/1902 by Rev. W. L. Seabrook. Page 8, Newberry Observer 9/23/1902; Cannon Blease will become RFD #4 mailman starting February. Page 8, Newberry Observer 1/1/1904; He made his first round yesterday which goes by Utopia, East Side and other points. Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/2/1904; Cannon Blease, rural mail carrier for the Newberry area, attended a meeting in the post office at Newberry on 3/19/1904 for the fraternal and study/adoption of the best methods of performing the duties of free rural delivery. Annual dues are $1.50. Of that fee 50 cents will go to the State Association and 50 cents will go to the National Association. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/22/1904; Cannon Blease celebrated the Fourth of July at Pelzer. Page 8, Newberry Observer 7/5/1904; Cannon Blease resigned from being RFD carrier to accept the position of Magistrate. He will be Magistrate of Townships 1, 2, and 8. Page 8, Newberry Observer 2/3/1905

Blease, Clara daughter of J. H. Blease visited friends in Edgefield, Herald 8/20/1885, page 3; Clara Blease married to J. H. Chappell, both of Newberry, 4/2/1889 by Rev. J. S. Cozby. Newberry Observer 4/4/1889

Blease, Cole L. Mrs. visited in Washington DC, the family of Hon. J. J. Darlington. Mr. Blease was related to the Darlington family. Newberry Observer, 9/12/1894; Mrs. C. L. Blease was attending the Atlanta Exposition. Newberry Observer 11/13/1895; Mrs. Cole L. Blease attended the State Ball. She wore a gown of white foulard silk with a handsome Zouave jacket of crème lace. Newberry Observer 11/17/1897; Mrs. Cole L. Blease lives at present at the Hotel Jerome in Columbia. Newberry Observer 1/26/1899; Mrs. C. L. Blease was visited by her father, H. C. Summers. Page 5, Newberry Observer 3/18/1904; Mrs. C. L. Blease went to Columbia and saw the play ‘The Clansman’ and was pleased with the performance. Page 8, Newberry Observer 10/17/1905

Blease, E. B. gave testimony at the Coroner’s inquisition held 12/26/1879 at Newberry Court House, Newberry County SC. Information was from CORONER’S INQUISITIONS, printed in the Fall 2000 Quarterly of the Old Newberry Chapter Gen. Society. Records taken from film kept at the SC Archives; E. B. Blease of Newberry married Maggie Montgomery, at the home of the Bride’s mother in Richland County, on 3/28/1883 by Rev. J. C. Lindsay of Columbia. Herald 3/29/1883, page 3; He and wife vacationed in the mountains, Observer 7/19/1883, page 3; E. B. Blease found 3 Newberry colored men selling beef in Columbia. He suspected something was wrong and had them arrested. Herald 12/20/1883, page 3; Eb Blease moved to Columbia, Herald 2/21/1884, page 3; E. B. Blease was a traveling salesman for Baltimore Furniture establishment, Herald 2/28/1884, page 3; E. B. Blease formerly of Newberry opened a boarding house at 67 Plain Street in Columbia, Herald 2/12/1885, page 3; E. B. Blease of Columbia was in Newberry, Herald 1/20/1886, page 3; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Blease are at the Crotwell House, Herald 7/31/1884, page 3; E. B. Blease sold his lot and house near the college to Judge Jacob B. Fellers for $1475. He bought it a year ago for $1000. Newberry Observer 1/22/1891; E. B. Blease of Asheville sent a telegram to his father, J. Hart Blease, telling him of the death of his 1 year old baby. Newberry Observer 6/11/1891; E. B. Blease of Asheville, NC. was a brother to Laura Blease of Newberry, Mrs. Louis N. Rodger of Union and Mrs. J. W. Chappell of Newberry. Newberry Observer, 8/13/1891; E. B. Blease, formerly of Newberry resided in Winston-Salem NC. Page 8, Newberry Observer 11/21/1905

Blease, Elizabeth Mrs., female, white, died 11/2/1913 of apoplexy. The deceased was 72 years old, born in South Carolina, lived in Newberry SC. Reported by F. D. Mower MD Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery.

Blease, Emma Mrs. keeps the Crotwell Hotel. Newberry Observer 2/21/1889; Emma Blease, female, white, died 8/3/1907 of apoplexy. The deceased was 64 years old, born in Saluda Co. SC, resided in Newberry, SC. Reported by O. B. Mayer. (Information from ‘Returns of Deaths within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Blease, Eugene S. a member of the ’95 graduating Class of Newberry College gave his essay speech on "The Deity in Nature", Press & Reporter 6/26/1895, page 2

Blease, Eugene S. son of Henry H. Blease, was born at Newberry and graduated from Newberry College. He taught school for 2 years and was editor of the Sentinel for a year. He married in 1896 to Miss Saluda Belle Herbert, daughter of J. W. Herbert of Newberry. Newberry Observer 11/18/1896; Eugene Blease had an 8-foot tall stalk of cotton on display bearing a sign reading Cole. L. Blease Cotton, raised by Eugene Blease. Newberry Observer, 8/29/1894; E. S. Blease was a graduate of Newberry College for 1895. Newberry Observer 5/8/1895; He delivered ‘The Deity in Nature’ at the Commencement Exercises. Newberry Observer, 6/19/1895; Eugene S. Blease will teach school at Saluda County. Newberry Observer 11/6/1895; Eugene S. Blease, married Saluda Belle Herbert on 11/18/1896 by Rev. S. D. Vaughn at the home of the bride’s parents in Saluda. Newberry Observer 11/18/1896; Professor E. S. Blease, taught at the Perry X Roads School for two years. The school was now closed. Newberry Observer 4/7/1897; Eugene Blease was the editor of the Saluda Sentinel. Newberry Observer 6/2/1897; Eugene S. Blease was admitted to the Bar. He will locate at Saluda. Newberry Observer 12/21/1898; Eugene S. Blease, superintendent of Saluda County Schools, was attending Court this week. Newberry Observer 2/23/1899; E. S. Blease, 23 years old (?), was now completing his term as Saluda County Superintendent of Education and will assume his newly elected position as House Representative of SC. Newberry Observer 9/20/1900; Eugene S. Blease was elected town attorney for Saluda SC. Newberry Observer 5/2//1901; E. S. Blease lost a law library to fire in Saluda valued at $500, no insurance. Page 1, Newberry Observer 3/25/1902; Eugene S. Blease of Saluda was a candidate for solicitor of the Fifth District. Page 1, Newberry Observer 3/18/1904; Eugene S. Blease, of Saluda, was the son of Henry H. Blease and the brother of Mrs. T. Griff Williams of Helena, Harry H. Blease of Harrisonburg VA, and Mrs. Corrie St. Amand of Charleston who died 8/2/1904 at the home of Mrs. Williams. Mr. Eugene S. Blease was the uncle of Emile St. Amand who was a member of the Conway Bar and Raymond St. Amand of Charleston. Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/5/1904; Eugene S. Blease, of Saluda, was elected SC Senator. Page 8, Newberry Observer 9/6/1904; Senator Eugene S. Blease shot and killed Joe Ben Coleman on the streets of Saluda 9/8/1905 in a vengeance for the intimate relations Mr. Coleman had with his wife. Both men had married daughters of James W. Herbert. Another sister was the wife of H. G. Crouch of Saluda. Mrs. Coleman (Maud Herbert) died two years ago leaving two small children. Mrs. Blease (Saluda Herbert) was the mother of a 7-year-old daughter. There was an inquest. Page 1, Newberry Observer 9/12/1905; He applied for bail. Page 1, Newberry Observer 9/15/1905; Coroner’s Inquest. Page 8 Newberry Observer 9/19/1905; Eugene S. Blease was ready for trial but the State was not. Page 8, Newberry Observer 11/17/1905

BLEASE, G. L. & CO. saloon was destroyed by fire. When the flames reached the barrels of kerosene and liquors in the store the fire grew stronger. Herald 1/18/1883, page 3

Blease, Gus knifed John Hix during an argument at work at the Lexington Cotton Mill. Newberry Observer 12/11/1895

Blease, H. C. was nominated as chairman of the Newberry Democratic Party. Newberry Observer, 2/28/1894

Blease, H. H. advertised as a dealer and manufacturer in metal products of iron, tin, copper, sheet iron, Conservatist 2/16/1858

Blease, H. H. was a Newberry merchant 28 years ago and was still living, Herald 11/29/1883, page 3; He was paid $5.70 for Ordinary County Funds 1882, 1883, Herald 3/13/1884, page 2; He applied to the Governor for the position of Trial Justice, Herald 8/23/1883, page 3; He was appointed Trial Justice in place of James Packer resigned, Herald 8/30/1883, page 3; his office was located by approaching the stairs between the stores of S. P. Boozer & Son and B. H. Cline, Herald 9/6/1883, page 3; H. H. Blease Trial Justice had a very comfortable and well fixed office, Herald 5/15/1884, page 3; he slipped on icy steps coming out of the Crotwell Hotel, no serious damage, Herald 12/25/1884, page 3; He was reported on the sick list, Herald 7/23/1885; page 3; H. H. Blease was paid $10.50, $14, $50, $2, $58.84 by the County Commissioners during the year 1885, Herald 1/13/1886, page 2

Blease, Harry (H). son of Henry H. Blease, fell from a ladder 5/22/1879 and broke his leg. Dr. Garmany set the bone. Newberry Herald 5/28/1879; Harry Blease returned to the Citadel Academy after the holiday, Herald 1/4/1883, page 3; He attends the Citadel. Newberry Herald 8/2/1883; He returned to the Citadel 10/2/1883. Newberry Herald 10/4/1883; Cadet Harry H. Blease was reading law in the office of Justice H. H. Blease, Herald 8/28/1884, page 3; he did not return to the Citadel for classes, Herald 9/25/1884 page 3; He formed a Law Firm with his brother, C. L. Blease, "Blease & Blease" which was located over S. P. Boozer & Sons hardware Store. Newberry Observer 6/6/1889; H. H. Blease, was paid $7 by the Ordinary County Fund for the year 1887-1888. Newberry Observer 3/6/1890; H. H. Blease, Jr., was paid $41.65 & $50 by the Ordinary County Fund for the year 1887-1888; He was paid $3 by the Ordinary County Fund for the year 1888-1889. Newberry Observer 3/6/1890; Harry Blease was thrown from his buggy and suffered a broken arm. Newberry Observer 5/29/1890; he returned from a 2-week trip to VA, Newberry Observer 1/5/1893, page 3; Harry H. Blease, Esq. moved to Anderson where he will establish a law office. Newberry Observer, 1/12/1893 & 1/19/1893, page 3; His office will be in the Masonic Building in Anderson. Newberry Observer, 2/9/1893; he accepted the invitation to give the commencement talk at commencement exercises at Montevideo High School in Elbert County GA, Newberry Observer 4/20/1893, page 3; Harry H. Blease, of Anderson will marry Maggie M. Koiner of Augusta County VA on 5/17/1893. Newberry Observer, 5/11/1893; H. H. Blease resigned as chairman of the Newberry Democratic Party. Newberry Observer, 2/28/1894; H. H. Blease, Esq. of Staunton VA visited in town. Newberry Observer 7/10/1895; H. H. Blease formed partnership with J. M. Perry. Newberry Observer 1/15/1896; Harry H. Blease was the uncle to Claude Williams of Helena who will be attending school in Staunton VA Newberry Observer 7/12/1900; Harry H. Blease of the Staunton VA Bar was the brother of Col. L. Blease and Cannon G. Blease. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/17/1903; Harry H. Blease of Harrisonburg VA was the son of Henry H. Blease and the brother of Mrs. T. Griff Williams of Helena, Eugene S. Blease of Saluda, and Mrs. Corrie St. Amand of Charleston who died 8/2/1904 at the home of Mrs. Williams. Mr. H. H. Blease was the uncle of Emile St. Amand who was a member of the Conway Bar and Raymond St. Amand of Charleston. Page 8, Newberry Observer 8/5/1904

Blease, Harry H. Mrs. of Staunton VA was a sister to Mrs. T. G. Williams of Helena. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/21/1905

Blease, Henry – rumor spread that there was a case of small pox at Henry Blease’s Hotel – unfounded, Herald 2/15/1883, page 3; a colored waiter at the Blease Hotel donned a bonnet and frock and paraded the streets; fined $5, Herald 3/8/1883, page 3; Henry H. Blease was appointed as Trial Justice. Newberry Herald 8/30/1883; a warrant was issued by Trial Justice John S. Fair for the arrest of Henry H. Blease charged with oppression and official misconduct. Charges made by Hart Caldwell colored who claimed he and his wife were unlawfully imprisoned. The Herald, 1/3/1884, page 3; the story behind the law suit, Herald 2/7/1884, page 3; His new son was named Cannon Gary Blease named after Col. G. S. Cannon and Dr. John K. Gary, Herald 3/6/1884, page 3; H. H. Blease keeps a boarding house. Newberry Observer 2/21/1889; H. H. Blease, advertised he has 3 stray geese on his property and wishes the owner to come claim them. Newberry Observer 4/23/1891; Henry H. Blease, 60 years old, died at his home in Newberry on 4/15/1892 of paralysis. Newberry Observer 4/21/1892

Blease, Henry H. Mrs. endorsed BROWN’S BITTER PILLS used for weakness, Herald 12/6/1883, page 3; her home was listed as a Newberry home built before 1850. Page 5, Newberry Observer 5/6/1904

Blease, J. H. Mrs. had an attack of apoplexy last week and was improving. Newberry Observer, 7/11/1894

Blease, J. Hart suffering with rheumatism, Herald 1/18/1883, page 3; was confined with rheumatism but was now out and about, Herald 1/31/1884, page3; He was seen on the streets again after a painful bout of rheumatism, Herald 2/21/1884, page 3; J. H. Blease was the father of Clara and Laura Blease, Herald 8/20/1885, page 3; J. H. Blease was the father of Mrs. Louis N. Rodger. Newberry Observer 3/10/1892 & 6/23/1892; J. H. Blease of Newberry was the brother to Mrs. Cohen of Due West. Newberry Observer, 4/13/1893; He was the father of Mrs. Louis N. Roger of Union. Newberry Observer, 6/22/1893; J. H. Blease was the father of Mrs. Louis Roger of Union. Newberry Observer 4/3/1895; J. Hartwell Blease was a new member of James D. Nance Camp 336 Confederate Veterans and their sons. Newberry Observer 7/24/1895; J. H. Blease, male, white, died 1/6/1898, of catarrh of the stomach. He lived in Ward 3, was 69 years old, born in Edgefield, SC., living in Newberry for 40 years. Reported by Dr. O. B. Mayer. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. (Record of Death Returns for the City of Newberry kept at the Newberry County Library); J. Hartwell Blease, 69 years old, died at the home of his son-in-law, J. W. Chappell on 1/6/1898. He was the last of four brothers. He leaves a widow, 3 daughters, 1 son, and several grandchildren. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. His children are Mrs. L. N. Rodger of Union, Mrs. J. W. Chappell and Miss Laura Blease of Newberry and E. B. Blease of NC. Newberry Observer 1/12/1898

Blease, James L. was elected secretary of the Young Men’s Democratic Club, Herald, 5/30/1884, page 3; James L. Blease was sick at Glenn Springs, working at the factory was sick, Herald 7/23/1885; page 3; James L. Blease returned from a visit to Mt. Willing in Edgefield, Herald 8/27/1885, page 3; James L. Blease was paid $8.20 by the County Commissioners during the year 1885, Herald 1/13/1886, page 2; James L. Blease 35 years old, oldest son of J. H. Blease, died 7/29/1889. He was an invalid for several years. Newberry Observer, 8/1/1889; James L. Blease, recently died. He was admitted to the Bar 1875. A memorial. Newberry Observer 11/21/1889; James L. Blease, male, white, died 7/29/1889 of morphine habit, remittent fever. He resided in Ward 4. He was a resident of Newberry for 34 years, 8 months, 29 days was 34 years, 8 months, 29 days old, born in Newberry. Reported by Dr. W. G. Houseal. Burial was in Rosemont Cemetery. (Record of Death Returns for the City of Newberry kept at the Newberry County Library)

Blease, James W. Mrs. was the sister to Mrs. J. M. Ward of Newberry and Mrs. George McGregor of Columbia. Page 8, Newberry Observer 7/4/1905

Blease, L. B. had two daughters named Emma Blease and Mamie Blease. Newberry Observer 11/17/1897; L. B. Blease lost his corncrib and contents to fore 11/13/1899. Newberry Observer 11/16/1899

Blease, L. Col. was the brother to Henry H. Blease of the Staunton VA Bar and Cannon G. Blease. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/17/1903

Blease, Laura a student at the Newberry Female Academy, partook in the program at the Opera House, Herald 6/28/1883, page 3; Miss Laura Blease a student at the Newberry Female Academy read a selection at an entertainment at the Opera House, Herald 12/27/1883, page 3; Miss Laura Blease daughter of J. H. Blease visited friends in Edgefield, Herald 8/20/1885, page 3; Laura Blease went to Union to visit her sister Mrs. Louis N. Rodger. Newberry Observer, 1/2/1890; She was the sister to Mrs. J. W. Chappell of Newberry, Mrs. Louis N. Rodger of Union and Mr. E. B. Blease of Asheville, NC. Newberry Observer, 8/13/1891; Miss Laura Blease was the cousin to Mrs. Minnie Lee Sims of Valdosta GA. Newberry Observer, 8/31/1893; Laura Blease was the sister to Mrs. L. N. Roger of Union and cousin to the Hon. J. J. Garlington of Washington DC. Newberry Observer 9/14/1899; She was teaching at West End school with 51 pupils in her class. Newberry Observer 9/28/1899; Miss Laura Blease was the teacher at West End School this session with an enrollment of 55 students. Newberry Observer 9/27/1900; Miss Laura Blease spent the summer with her cousin the Hon. J. J. Darlington of Washington DC and Herndon VA Page 8, Newberry Observer 9/19/1902; Laura Blease and Miss Bernice Martin were in charge of the West End School with an enrollment of 82 students. Page 8, Newberry Observer 9/23/1902; Laura Blease was the daughter of J. Hartwell and Emma Blease, sister to Bethany Blease Rodger who died 4/23/1904 and Mrs. J. W. Chappell and aunt to Joe Rodger aged twelve years and Emma Rodger aged ten years. Page 8, Newberry Observer 4/26/1904; Miss Laura Blease will teach at West End School this year. Page 8 Newberry Observer 9/19/1905

Blease, Laura Miss was visited by her cousin Mrs. Minnie Lee Sims of Valdosta GA (daughter of the late Captain Basil M. Blease) and her two children. Newberry Observer 8/31/1893, page 3

Blease, Lulu Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Blease, died 6/18/1883. Herald 6/21/1883, page 3

Blease, Mack, was residing in St. Augustine Florida. He was an engineer for the Florida Southern RR. Newberry Observer 7/9/1891

Blease, Mary, 4 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Blease died 11/20/1879. Newberry Herald 11/26/1879

Blease, Miss was escorted by M. L. Spearman to a theater party on 3/6/1894. Everyone was dressed in evening attire, chaperoned by Col. and Mrs. W. H. Hunt and Dr. and Mrs. James H. McIntosh. Newberry Observer, 3/14/1894

Blease, Mrs. was buried Aug. 6, 1862 in the old grave yard South Newberry. The funeral was preached the funeral in Meth. Ch. Mr. Blease was quite unwell. Wounded in the shoulder at the Battle of Gaines Mill. Information from the journal of Rev. Smeltzer.

Blease, Susan daughter of J. Hartwell Blease, married John Durisoe. Newberry Herald, 9/4/1878

Blease, W. H. 1-year-old son died 7/9/1879 of congestive chill. Newberry Herald 7/16/1879; W. H. Blease was the only meat seller at Market and he only sold pork – roads were bad which hampered the bringing in of beef for sale, Herald 1/4/1883, page 3; child died 9/14/1883. Newberry Herald 9/20/1883; W. H. Blease’ W. H. Blease, agent, contracted for the rent of stall #4 at the Newberry Market place for one year $13.75/month, Herald, 5/8/1884, page 3; W. H. Blease visited his brother at big creek in Edgefield county, Herald 9/25/1884 page 3; W. H. Blease attended Court in Union, Herald 10/9/1884, page 3; the negro cow thieves tried in Union Court got 10 years in the penitentiary, Herald 10/16/1884, page 3; W. H. Blease was paid $2, $4.65 by the County Commissioners during the year 1885, Herald 1/13/1886, page 2; W. H. Blease went to Texas. Newberry Observer 2/20/1890; W. H. Blease born in Newberry left about 6 years ago and lived for a while in Atlanta. He came back to Newberry about 2 years ago on a visit and spent a few days. He then left, not seen again. On 9/16/1894 he committed suicide at Sumner House by cutting his throat with a small pocketknife. He was a butcher by trade. He had been on a trip to Palatka FL, returned to ARK. with malarial fever and the next day ended his life. Newberry Observer, 9/26/1894

Bleckly, Ab Private, left Newberry by train for Columbia on 5/3/1898 as part of the Newberry Regiment enlisted in the Spanish American War. Newberry Observer 5/4/1898

Bledsoe, Garlie W., 82 years old, died 10/6/1998 at Wallace Thomson Hospital in Union. Born in Blackwater, he was a son of Isaac W. and Sarilda Wallen Bledsoe. Burial was in Whitmire Cemetery. Gray Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 10/9/1998

Bledsoe, Henry, male, white, died 12/6/1899 of tuberculosis. He was 7 years old, born in Saluda, SC and lived in Newberry City for 1 year. Reported by Dr. P. G. Ellisor. Burial was in Saluda SC. (Information from ‘Returns of Deaths within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bledsoe, Woodrow, male, white, delivered by Van Smith M.D. on 10/9/1918. Parents are W. V. Bledsoe, merchant, born in SC., and Minnie Swindler Bledsoe, born in SC, living in Newberry City. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bleeker, Leonard, a story of a Union soldier who withheld his identity. Page 1, Newberry Observer 7/27/1899

Block, Emil was advertised as having an unclaimed letter in the Prosperity Post office. Page 1, Newberry Observer 12/9/1904

Blodget, J. P. visited relatives in Newberry, Herald 5/15/1884, page 3

Blodgett, Edwin F., well known in Newberry where he lived several years ago has been appointed postmaster of Atlanta GA. He had been chief clerk for 4 years. Page 8, Newberry Observer 3/4/1902

Blodgett, Emma of Atlanta attended the Ball at the Newberry Club. Newberry Observer, 1/3/1894; Miss Blodgett, of Atlanta, on 1/2/1896 attended the German at the Newberry Club Room. She wore pink, white lace, diamonds. Newberry Observer 1/8/1896

Bloom, Lester Miss will marry Samuel Henry Paysinger on 6/14/1904 at the home of the bride’s mother Mrs. Mary E. Bloom at 808 West Trade Street, Charlotte NC. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/2/1905; They were keeping house in the Scott Cottage on West Calhoun Street. Page 8, Newberry Observer 6/27/1905

Blount, Powell G., 88 years old, widower of Lillie Mae Blount, died 9/24/1998. Born in Virginia, he was a son of William Powell and Okie Overstreet Blount. Burial was in St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery. McSwain-Evans Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 9/25/1998

Blowers, Jerome, a married man with a child was living in adultery with a Miss Carrie Clary who herself was married to a Mr. Brown. They were arrested in Charleston. See Page 5, Newberry Observer 8/29/1901

Bluford, Allan, male, black, died 8/21/1898, of remittent malarial fever. He lived in Ward 3, was 12 years old, born in SC., living in Newberry for 12 years. Reported by Dr. J. H. McIntosh. Buried in Union Cemetery. (Record of Death Returns for the City of Newberry kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bluford, Caroline, female, white, died 6/18/1904 of old age, general debility. She was 79 years, 2 months old, born in SC., resided in Newberry City for 65 years. Dr. Sampson Pope MD (Information from ‘Returns of Deaths within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bluford, Ella colored, lost her 2-year-old child to burns obtained when the child was playing with a broom at the fireplace. Newberry Observer, 11/22/1893

Bluford, Eugene, male, black, died 8/1/1919, of umbilical hemorrhage. The deceased was 7 days old, born in Newberry, Co., SC., and lived in Newberry City for 7 days. Reported by T. W. Smith M.D. Buried in Union Cemetery. (Information from ‘Returns of Deaths within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bluford, Eugenia, female, black, died 8/2/1919, of umbilical hemorrhage. The deceased was 8 days old, born in Newberry, Co., SC., and lived in Newberry City for 8 days. Reported by T. W. Smith M.D. Buried in Union Cemetery. (Information from ‘Returns of Deaths within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bluford, female, black, delivered by Lucinda Dewalt, at Newberry City, on 12/25/1902. Parents are Henry Bluford, barber and Georgiana Bluford of Newberry City, SC. (Information from ‘Returns of Births within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bluford, Fred was advertised having a letter for pick up at the Post Office, Herald 12/4/1884, page 3

Bluford, Henry Jr., male, black, died 1/8/1902 of malarial fever and spurious hydrocephalor. He was 8 months old, born in SC and lived in Newberry, SC. for 8 months. Reported by Dr. W. G. Houseal. (Information from ‘Returns of Deaths within the City of Newberry’ – Book kept at the Newberry County Library)

Bluford, Mr. colored had a boxing match with Henderson colored, at the rear of T. Q. Boozer’s grocery store. Henderson knocked Buford out in the 5th round with a punch over the left eye. Newberry Observer 3/23/1899

Bluford, Rebecca colored, married, kept house, 23 years old, died October 1869 of consumption. Newberry County Mortality Census for the Year ending 6/1/1870. FLOYD TOWNSHIP

Blumberg, Eleanor F., 86 years old, of Newberry, died 12/27/2000 at the Bernadin Hospice House in Columbia. Born in Brooklyn NY she was a daughter of William and Frieda Rumsford Blumberg. Whitaker Funeral Home was in charge. Newberry Observer 12/29//2000

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