South Carolina Baptist Newspapers, Deaths and Marriages, 1866-1887

This collection of marriage and death notices is derived from Baptist newspapers in South Carolina. Three newspapers were the basis of this database; The South Carolina Baptist covering 1866-1868, The Working Christian covering 1869-1878, and The Baptist Courier covering 1878-1887. Combined there are nearly 4500 notices contained herein. Information from each notice often includes location of event, the reverend attending the ceremony, and attending witnesses, where appropriate. Some notices even include birthplace. Original copies of these newspapers are on microfilm at the Baptist Historical Collection, Furman University, Greenville, SC 29613. Questions regarding particular notices can be addressed to the Collection. Since South Carolina did not require marriage lisences until the 20th Century, this database can be immensely helpful to the researcher looking for South Carolina ancestors.

Print copies of this work can be obtained by contacting Brent Howard Holcomb, P. O. Box 21766, Columbia, SC 29221; (803) 722-6919.

Holcomb, Brent H. Marriages and Death Notices from Baptist Newspapers of South Carolina, Volume 2: 1866-1887. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1996.

Issue of March 10, 1870

Died in Richland, February 20th, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Emma Caroline Smith, in the 62d year of her age. For forty years a member of the Baptist Church, Beulah.... [poem]

Married on the 23rd of January, by the Rev. J. E. Rogers, Mr. J. Cotton, of Richland County, and Miss Mary J. Wood, of Kershaw county.

Issue of May 3, 1873

Married, by Rev. J. K. Mendenhall, on the 30th of April, at the residence of Mr. Adolphus C. Lyles, Union County, Mr. Julius A. Bynum, of Richland county, to Miss Sallie R. Lyles, of Monticello, Fairfield county.

Issue of December 3, 1874

Died, near Spring Hill, N. C., October 30, 1874, Mr. John D. Smith, in his 62d year. The deceased was a member of Beulah Church, Richland County, S. c., for more than thirty years.

On Wednesday morning, the 23d of December 1874, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. J. F. Buist, Mr. J. A. J. Rice of Barnwell County, S. C., to Mrs. Rebecca Nelson, of Richland County, S. C.

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