Compiled by Victoria Proctor, 2002
Published Every Tuesday Morning at Marion C.H. (Court House), South Carolina,
C.W. Miller, Editor, and V. Little, Proprietor.
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"Inst." stands for "instant" and means "in this month" (date of issue)
"Ult." stands for "ultimo" and means "of previous month" (from date of issue)
Vol. I, No. 1 (first issue) was published May 4, 1852.
Married on the 3rd of January, 1856, by Rev. William Smith, Dr. G. W. A
McCrae of Florida to Miss Fanny M. McCloud of Sumter (Jan. 29, 1856.)
Died at his residence in Sumter District, on Monday, Dec 24th, 1855, after
a protracted illness, Thomas B. White, he has been a member of the M. E.
Church for a number of years (ibid.)
Died in this place, February 7th, Jehu GODBOLD, son of Mrs. Ann Godbold,
in the 45th year of his age (Feb 19, 1856).
Departed this life, at the residence of J. H. Moody, February 3d, Mrs. Ann
Finklea, at the advanced age of 68 years. (ibid.)
Married on the 14th inst., by the Rev. E. Hicks, Mr. Thos. G. AVANT to
Miss Martha THOMPSON, all of this District (Feb 16, 1856).
Died in Georgetown, February 27th, 1856, in the fifty-first year of her
age, Mr. Elizabeth Gasque, wife of J. W. Gasque, Esq. She was the
daughter of the late Philip Kirton. (Mar 18, 1856).
Married on the 20th instant, by Rev. Hugh Moody, Mr. Job Stevens to Miss
Louisa Robbins, all of this District (Mar 25, 1856).
Married on the 17th of April, 1856, in Britton's Neck, by G. W. Woodberry,
Esq, Eli Foxworth to Miss Elizabeth Cook, all of this District (May 6,
Died at the residence of Mrs. Jane B. Evans in this place, on the 30th of
June, Mrs. Isabella C. Evans, wife of Beverly D. Evans, Esq, aged 18 years
and six months...scarce eight weeks a wife, and on a bridal visit to her
connections by marriage. (July 8, 1856).
Died in this village on the morning of the 30th June, Fredonia Leroy,
daughter of James H. and Mary L. Smith, aged 3 years, 6 months, and 29
Married on the 13th inst., by Rev. H. Moody, Mr. Nathan Rogers, to Miss
Mary Jane, grand-daughter of Rev. Tapley Moody, deceased, all of this
District (July 22, 1856).
Married on the 17th(?) inst., by the same, Mr. Nathan Myers, to Mrs,
Catharine Taylor, all of this District (ibid.)
Married on the 31st ult., by Rev. C. H. Pritchard, Mr. H. H. McClenaghan
to Miss Eloise, daughter of Dr. J. H. Jarrot, all of this District (Aug 5,
Died at his residence in this district, on the 21st ult., Mr. Henry
Culpeper, age 74 years, 8 months, and 25 days, ... an active and
consistant member of the Baptist Church. (ibid.)
Died at the residence of J. R. Bethea, the daughter of C. B. and Lebanon
Haselden aged one year, one month, and 16 days (ibid. No name or date of
Married by the Rev. T. M. Munnerlyn, on the 24th of July, Mr. Wm. Worde of
Horry to Miss Mary A. Turner of this District (Aug 12, 1856).
Married by the same, on the 27th, Mr. J. C. Collins to Miss M. J. Dozier
Died at his residence in this District, on the 22d of July, Mr. James
Wall, aged 52 years and 21 days (ibid.)
Died at his residence in this District, on the 4th inst., Mr. Washington
Wall, age 43 years and three month (ibid.)
Died on the 5th August, inst., Thomas Crawford Bethea, infant son of
Samuel J. and Elizabeth A. Bethea, aged one year, four months, and one day
Married on the 13th inst., at Vaux Hall, the residence of Rev. C. Betts,
by Rev. C. H. Pritchard, Mr. John C. McClenaghan of this District to Miss
Mary Betts of Geogetwon District (Aug 26, 1856).
Died in Georgetown, on the 16th inst., Mr. G. W. Richardson, formerly of
Marion District, leaving a wife and four children to mourn his loss
Married at the residence of J. L. Smith, on the 17th inst., by Rev. S. J.
Bethea, Dr. John J. Bethea to Miss Mary Jane Smith, all of this District
(Sep 23, 1856).
Married on the 14th inst., by Rev. R. Edwards, Mr. E. Smith to Miss Mary
Edwards, all of this District (ibid.)
Died at Carolina, Marion District, on the night of the 24th of August,
Emma, infant daughter of Paisley and Martha J. Alford, aged 10 months and
12 days (ibid.)
Married on the 17th inst., at Mr. Wm Turbeville, Sr., by G. W. Woobury,
Esq, Capt. William Collins to Mrs. Francis Gaine, all of Marion District
(Sep 30, 1856).
Married in Greenville District, on the 18th inst., by Prof. J. C. Furman,
Mr. G. M. Myers of this District to Miss M. F. Benson of the former place
Married on the evening of the 13th, at the residence of Col. James Beaty,
by Rev. James Mahoney, James H. Norman, M. D., to Miss Carrie M. Beaty,
both of Conwayboro, SC. (Nov 25, 1856).
Departed this life on the 7th inst., in Georgetown, SC, after a protracted
illness of several months, Mr. R. W. Rowell, in his 29th year. For many years
a member of the M. E. Church. (ibid.)
Married on the evening of the 26th, at the residence of Rev. E. B.
Timmons, by Rev. R. Napier, Mr. T. LANE to Miss M. A. TIMMONS, all of this
District (Dec 2, 1856)
Married on the evening of the 26th ult., by the Rev. C. H. Pritchard, Dr.
S. M. Reynolds, to Miss M. A., daughter of Henry SINGLETARY of Marion
District (Dec 9, 1856)
Died on the 25th ult., Mr. Benj. F. ROWELL, eldest son of W. L. Rowell,
aged 20 years, 10 months, and 26 days (Dec 16, 1856. Signed D. A. G.)