The Newberry Herald
Newberry, South Carolina

January 6, 1869

Married on 24 December by Rev. J.M. Boyd, Mr. D.P. Boyd to Miss S.C. Thompson, all of Newberry.

Married on 22 December at Jalapa, S.C. by Rev. J.K. Mendenhall, W.R. Spearman, Esq. Mattie C. Clark, daughter of Dr. R.P. Clark.

Married on 23 December by Rev. M.M. Boyd, Dr. Crump of Emanuel Co., Ga. to Miss Sue Samples of Edgefield. .

Bankruptcy Filings: Milford F. Peterson, Chesley D. Spearman, B.J. Singleton, John P. Kinard, Albert C. Garlington, Henry A. Kinard, and Benjamin R. Scott.

January 13

Married on 24 December at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Thomas H. Pope, Mr. M.H. Gary to Miss Alice A., eldest daughter of A.J. Longshore, Esq.

Died on 25 December, 1868, at his residence near Mt. Galagher, Charles Sykes, Marble Mason and a native of England. Thought he had no relations in America, he left a friend to mourn his untimely loss.

January 20

Long poem to “J.D.N.” in memoriam “who fell in the Wilderness May 6th, 1864.”

Married at residence of the bride's father (Mr. Thos. F. Harmon) on 14th inst. by the Rev. J.W. Humbert, Mr. Washington O. Goree and Miss Sallie M. Harmon, all of Newberry District.

January 27

Died at Newberry C.H. on 3rd January inst. Maj. Henry Summer in the 60th year of his age. He was born and raised in Lexington District, and after completing his education at the South Carolina College chose the law for his profession and after being admitted to practice settled for a short time at Lexington Court Hose; soon after however, he moved to Newberry C.H. where he spent the remainder of his life.
     Unsuspecting, confiding, truthful and conscientious, he was poorly prepared to struggle with the world, and was consequently often deceived by that is termed the sharpness of others. But though often deceived, he was never the deceiver, though betrayed he was never the betrayer.
      Although modest and unassuming, he was frequently thrown into public life; for a time he represented his District in the Legislature; in many of the political assemblies of the State, he was a member; and at his death held the office of Register in Bankruptcy. At the Bar, and in public assemblies he frequently spoke and his speeches were always to the point—clear and forcible.
      During the existence of the Lutheran College at Newberry he was one of its most ardent field; was the Secretary of the Board of Trustees and contributed all his power to make it succeed. He contributed many articles to the Southern Review and recently wrote a series upon the uses and importance of history.
           For his friend, he had the strongest attachment and the tongue of slander never had the effect to wean him from them; the friends of his childhood and earlier years were his friends through life . Differences of opinion and heat of political strife had no effect in alienating him from those he loved…
           To his wife and little ones the stroke is heavy; to the aged mother, who has lived to see of her seven sons buried, the weight would seem almost crushing, but the surviving brother writes, “We are not without the comforts and consolation of a belief soothing and cheering…In hope we must live, and endeavor to discharge our duty here.

February 3, 1869

Death of ex-Governor Pickens.

In Equity: Nancy Amik, Henry Amik and others vs. John H. Sulton and wife and others. Partition for the real estate of George D. Amik, deceased. It is appears that defendants John H. Sulton and Mary A. Sulton his wife reside beyond the limits of the state. They have  40 days to respond.

February 10

We learn from “reliable” who has returned from a trip to Edgefield, that Mr. Tol Perry, arraigned for murder of Wilson Abney, has been acquitted.

February 17

Died in the Poor House of this District, Judge Miller at an advanced age. A sad comment on the ingratitude of the radical party. Fired with ambition and ardently desiring a high position in office, the Judge took a stand with his own color, in the great League party, when at his its height, to failing to receive a due appreciation of his merits, he “disgusted” with the party headed the democratic procession here, on the 22nd of last September. He was  happy as a judge, devotedly attached to women, wine and politics and was one of the best wood choppers in town and district.

February 24

We learn from the Edgefield Advertiser that the trial of Hillery Hardy and Lewis Freeman, two negroes, for the murder of Mrs. Elkins terminated in a mistrial as the jury could not agree, and much to the astonishment and indignation of the entire community, the prisoners were released on Friday on their own recognizance.

Departed this transitory life on 21st inst., of acute rheumatism, Mr. Samuel R. Chapman, in the 31st year of his age. Mr. Chapman was a member of the Newberry Bar, a gentleman of excellent literary accomplishments and of modest and affable demeanor. He died young in years but ‘tis said that “whom the gods love die young.”

Died on 20th inst. of consumption, Mr. Jas. E. Guy, in the 47th year of his age. He was an assuming and quiet citizen, one possess of many fine traits of character.

The Keowee Courier records the death of Mr. Herman Heinrich Knee, of Walhalla, in the 67th year of his age. Mr. Knee was a native of Bochel, Kingdom of Hanover. He resided in Charleston from 1824 to 1854 and was among the first settlers of Walhalla. He leaves a wife and an interesting family.

The Charleston papers chronicle the death of Mr. Ele L. Barre in the 31st year of his age.

Married on 14th February by the Rev. J.H. Zimmerman, Mr. J.M. Boyd of Newberry to Miss Maggie Stone of Edgefield.

Married on the 18th by the Rev. J.B. Hawkins, Mr. Thomas Buzhardt and Miss Emma Paysinger, all of this District. 

March 3, 1869

Bankruptcy petitions: George D. Smith, James H. Blease, David F. Suber, David H. Buzhardt, Thos. Whitmire, James M.H. Ruff and Joseph Duckett.

March 10, 1869

Married 16th February at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. J.B. Hawkins, Mr. J.(?) B. Glymph to Mrs. Laura Langston, all of Newberry.

Married in Charleston on the 16th ult. by the Rev. John L. Girardeau, D.D., Wm. J. Molyneaux, Esq. to Mrs. L.A. Ruff, all of that city

March 17, 1869

From Edgefield Advertiser: On Thursday last an affray took place at the Pine House Depot in which Benjamin Boothe shot and killed Luther Toney. Booth, together with a brother has been arrested.

Also from Edgefield Advertiser: Mrs. Mary A.E. Durisoe, wife of W.F. Durisoe, Esq. and mother of our friend and co-laborer, D.R. Durisoe, Esq. departed this life this morning.

Mrs. Anna Scurry, wife of D.V. Scurry and daughter of the late Dr. C.L. Goodwin, was born April 26th, 1839 and died on 17 February 1869. She was converted and jointed the Baptist Church in Edgefield in 1854. Beautiful, cultivated, intelligent and much caressed by a meek and quiet spirit, she constantly gave evidence she was a child of God. Long description of her faith. She said, “I have given my two little children to God, and I have come so gradually to death that my husband can bear it better.”

March 24, 1869

No marriages or deaths reported.

March 31, 1869

From the Laurens Herald: Henry McCoy (colored) was shot through the head and instantly killed on Monday night last in his house on the plantation of Mr. Thomas Owens, in the eastern part of the county. From what we hear, it is a case of jealousy. Martin East (colored) is suspected as the murderer and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

April 7, 1869

From the Edgefield Advertiser: The residence of Mrs. Harriet Lundy, who resides about seven miles from the village, was consumed by fire Monday night last and the old lady was burnt to death.

April 14, 1869

Tribute of respect from the Prosperity Lodge of A.F.M. for Samuel R. Chapman who was summoned away “in the midst of his youth and usefulness.”

Married April 1st by the Rev. R.A. Mickle, at the residence of the bride's father, William G. Wilber to Miss Sibbie Smith, youngest daughter of William Welch, Esq.

April 21, 1869

Married at Reynolds, Laurens, on 18th inst. by the Rev. William Jacobs, Dr. G.W. Glenn of Newberry to Mrs. Mattie Davis, daughter of Dr. Thomas Weir.

April 28

Susan Eppes, convicted of murder in this county and sentenced to be hung has had her sentence commuted by the Governor to imprisonment for life.

May 5

Married on 29th April by the Rev. J.K. Mendenhall, Mr. L.E. Folk to Mrs. L.A. Gilder, all of Newberry District.

May 12

No marriages or deaths reported.

May 19, 1869

The Columbia Phoenix reports that James M. Askew of Union Co., accused of murdering a colored lad named Alfred Gist, on the 28th of January last, and for whom apprehension and a reward of $500 was offered was captured a few days since. He was trading horses and was recognized by a colored man. The captors marched their prisoner off to jail in Unionville.

Unionville Times: Dr. Henry Askew was found on Monday evening last by a parsel of negroes, four miles from Union C.H. in an almost lifeless condition. He was carried to his home where he died Wednesday. The negroes reported that they saw him fall with his horse and in the efforts of the horse to rise, struck Askew on the back of the head and fractured his skull.

May 26

No marriages or deaths reported.

June 2, 1869

From the Greenville Enterprise: First divorce cases to come before court. The first case was from Mrs. Mary E. Cameron, residing in Charleston, for a divorce from her husband, Robert Cameron, living in Philadelphia from whom she by his cruelty compelled to separate a few years ago, and since the separation he has married another woman unlawfully in Philadelphia.
      The other parties reside in this county. The judge granted divorce to Mrs. Amanda C. Lenderman from her husband, Francis M. Lenderman, who had cruelly treated her and taken up with another woman. John Walker petitioned for a divorce from his wife Mary J. Walker on allegation of her desertion 6 or 8 years ago and her violent temper and abuse. Judge took the case under advisement.

William Peterson of this District departed this life at his residence 23rd October 1866 at the advanced age of 86 years. He suffered only a brief illness, which consisted more of the wasting inroads of advancing years than any pathological disorder. Mr. Peterson was born in Newberry District , lived in it all his life and how his mortal remains rest beneath the old oak tree he planted himself in early life. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
      He raised and succeeded in educating a large family of children, to whom he was always devotedly attached. He was a good and useful citizen, an indulgent husband and father and a consistent Christian man.
      Shortly after the death of Mr. Peterson, his aged partner Nancy Peterson, left the old homestead and went to spend her few remaining days with her son Hiram Peterson, in Laurens District. She enjoyed usual health until about the first of January when she was attacked with a disease of pulmonic nature which terminated her life on the 11th day of that month.
      She was a member of the Baptist church and faithful in its precepts, zealous in its causes and like her husband, fell asleep in her faith Her remains were brought back to the old family grave yard and deposited beside her husband on 13 January 1869.

June 9, 1869

We are pained to learn our friends Rev. J.K. Mendenhall and Rev. Sam’l Dunwoody have each been recently bereft of a lovely child. The former of a most interesting daughter in her 11th years and the latter a promising little boy in his third summer.

Died in Newberry County on 2nd of May of congestion of the brain, Annie Kirk, second daughter of James K. and Hettie E. Mendenhall, aged 10 years and 4 months. Long eulogy to “little Annie.”

From the Laurensville Herald: We learn that a few days ago a little son of Mr. William Young, deceased, of this District, while drawing water from a well, accidentally fell in and was instantly killed.

The Marion Star reports the death of Rev. Thomas W. Munnerlyn who was advanced in age and had many years been a local preacher in the Methodist Church. He died on the morning of the 21st of May.

June 16

Married on 10 inst. at the Baptist Church in Newberry by Rev Drs. John A. Broadus and Richard Furman, the Rev. Dr. Basil Manly of Greenville, S.C. and Miss Hattie Hair of Newberry.

June 23, 1869

Dr. Peter M. Wallace, editor of the Spartanburg Gazette died in that place on the 6th inst. at the advanced age of 72 years. He was born in Charleston, but removed to  Spartanburg District about 1830 and pursued the avocation of farmer until 1849 when he became editor and proprietor of the Carolina Spartan.

On Thursday last, the life of Gen. H.H. Kinard was terminated. On Saturday previous he was taken with a chill and being forced to his bed rapidly fell into a dangerous condition of congestion which resulted in his death. General Kinard’s health for a year or two had been declining, but unwilling to indulge in a period of rest which is overtaxed body and mind so much needed, he kept on and on. Sixty years and upwards he was a remarkable as a representative man among the workers. Gen. Kinard filled the office of Sheriff for this District for three terms and at the time of his death occupied the seat of magisterial chair besides being coroner, We believe he was the first general appointed in this State, when it was Brigaded and served for a number of years as a general of cavalry, for which he was particularly fitted. His family to whom he was so tenderly attached have an earnest and universal sympathy.

Departed this life on the 10th inst. at the advanced age of 74 years, Mrs. Easter Moore, relict of — Moore by whom she had two children, all of whom she long survived. She was a native of County Antrim, Ireland. Aunt Easter as she was familiarly called, was a member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church and was pious, genial, kind hearted lady.

June 30

The Edgefield Advertiser records the death of Theo. W. Lundy, Lewis J. Miles and Hartwell Rogers, Esqs., all estimable citizens of that District.

Capt. Samuel Barksdale of Laurens, died Monday last.

We learn that on Sunday morning last, the 27th inst. John A. Rutherford entered the residence of Mr. Thos. W. Blease, living in Edgefield and attempted to assassinate him,  but received himself a death wound.

In Equity: James B. Clary vs. Kay Burton, Thomas R. Wilson and Permelia Burton. It appears that Kay Burton and Permelia Burton reside beyond the limits of the state and have 40 days to respond.

July 7, 1869

From the Edgefield Advertiser: On 19th ult. two young men, named Robert Powell and Robert Quarles some 18 or 19 years old were walking between Bethlehem and Rocky Creek churches. Quarles was bearing a loaded rifle, which accidentally went off shooting young Powell through the head. He lingered until the following Monday.

July 14, 1869

The Greenville Mountaineer announces a double wedding in the Episcopal Church of that town, on the 25th ult., Wm. Beatty, Esq. and Miss Fanny Perry; Prof. John F. Lanneau and Miss Mary F. Cox.

Died. Mrs. Elizabeth Kinard, the beloved wife of Mathias Kinard, at Winnston Co., Miss. in the 80th year of her age. She resided in Newberry until the last 18 years and was universally beloved by all that knew her. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church for 58 years. She was the mother of five children, of whom only two survive to mourn.

Married on 8th of July by the Rev. J.M Boyd, Mr. John M. Neal and Miss Abbie Harp, all of Newberry District.

July 21

Married by the Rev. M.M. Boyd on 18th inst. in Soule Chappell Church, Capt. J. Wesley Chappell and Miss Eustacia Grierson, all of Newberry.

Court of General Sessions:

State vs. Jefferson Buzzard – petit larceny; sentenced to 12 months or pay costs and fine of $50. [Jeff promptly paid up.]
State vs. Samuel Dogan assault and battery; 90 days or $50 [Sam paid too.]
State vs. Wm. Renwick – petit larceny; 12 months in penitentiary.
State vs. J. Belton Glymph – plead guilty; one week in jail or $5.
State v. Sheppard Walker and Nelson Walker – mule stealing; Sheppard sentenced to 2 years in penitentiary; Nelson disappeared before the verdict.
State vs. Henry Cameron – petit larceny; plead guilty and paid costs. Fine of 10 cents.

July 28, 1869

We regret to learn that Mr. Reubin Ruff, only son of Dr. P.B. Ruff of Newberry, was drowned on the 12th inst. while rafting on one of the western rivers.

August 4

Married on 21st of July by Rev. J.M. Boyd, Mr. B.C. Lyles and Miss Lou Setzler, all of Newberry.

Married on 27th of July by the same, Mr. Walter Summers and Miss Victoria Hammit of Newberry.

Married on 29th July by the same, Dr. F. M. Setzler, formerly of Newberry and Miss Mary Young, of Laurens, S.C.

August 11

Married on 5 inst. at the residence of Mr. W.W. Waldrop by Rev. J.M. Boyd, Simeon Johnson and Miss Sallie H. Belton, all of Newberry.

August 18, 1869

An infant daughter of Dr. L.B. Weaver of Edgefield, while its nurse was absent, fell into a mill pond and was drowned.

Died on 2 August, Moriat Harrington, only child of Col. T.J. and Hattie H. Lipscomb, aged 2 months and 12 days.

In Equity: Henry W. Dominick vs. Anna Lake et al. It appears that Enoch M. Lake, one of the defendants, resides beyond the limits of the state and have 40 days to respond.

August 25

No marriages or deaths reported.

September 1, 1869

In Equity: Rebecca Speaks vs. Louisa C. Kinard, petition for dower. It appears that Robert B. Holman and Francis, his wife, and John W. Humbert and Minerva M, his wife, defendants, reside beyond the limits of the state and have 40 days to respond.

Judge Orr refused to grant a divorce in the case of John H. Walker and Mary J. Walker.

September 8

Tribute of Respect by Amity Lodge No. 87 for departed and well-beloved brother, M.B. Metts. Mentions widow.

September 15

Departed this life in the seventy-first year of his age, at his residence, Newberry C.H., S.C. on 21st of  August, Mr. Robert Stewart, known for 42 years as a prominent merchant of that place. In the community where he spent the greater portion of his life, he held a high position among commercial men His striking characteristics were quick judgment of men and things, remarkable energy and perseverance, indomitable purpose, great decision and firmness and entire devotion to business.
       By his industry he had accumulated a handsome property he contributed to charitable object, and usually in so unostentatious manner that his deeds of generosity were know only to the recipient of his favors.
       In the year 1825 he married Eliza R. daughter of  Samuel Ward, of Laurens District. The memory of these years of wedded life, with its joys and sorrows will burn in her widowed heart. The nine children given to them by the hand of Providence have all been taken away.  

September 22, 1869

A portion of the trestle over Congaree Swamp upon the SCRR (near Kingsville) was destroyed by a fallen tree last Saturday night and owing to the darkness , the engine and several freight cars were thrown into the gap. The engineer, Mr. Sebron Hargrove, was burnt to death and Mr. J. Gilbert, fireman, died instantly.

Married at the residence of the bride's father, September 16th, by the Rev. O.A. Darby, Dr. R. Coleman Carlisle and Miss Emma F. Renwick, daughter of Col. Jno S. and Mrs. Mary Renwick.

September 29, 1869

Departed this life on 23d inst. at the residence of his son Henry, George Boozer, Esq. in the 78th year of his age. He leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his demise. Modest and retiring in disposition, fervent and zealous as a Christian, beloved as a father and revered as a friend, he died without an enemy.

In Equity: W.B. Boyd vs. John Satterwhite et al. It appears that James B. Payne, Richard Payne, Dr. Coleman and Jefferson Payne, defendants, reside beyond the limits of the state and have 40 days to respond.

October 6, 1869

Died at Greenville, S.C. after a prolonged sickness, from effects of teething, George, infant son of Charles C. and Maria Chase, age 12 months.

October 13, 1869

Married on 5 October by the Rev. T.S. Bolnest, Mr. David Suber to Miss Sue S. Reagan, all of Newberry.

Married on 6th October by the Rev. J.A. Sligh, Mr. Arthur S. Nunnamaker of Lexington to Miss Mary C. Hiller of Newberry.

In Equity: Thos W. Boozer et. al vs. George A. Boozer et al. Petition for partition of estate of George Boozer, dec. It appears that Permelia Barton, Elihu G. Fairbairn and wife Mary John P. Marbut and wife Susan and George A. Boozer, defs. reside beyond the limits of the state and have 40 days to respond.

October 20

No marriages or deaths reported.

October 27

Married in Bridgeport, Conn. October 14 by Rev. Dr. Colt, assisted by Rev. Dr. Watson, Mr. E.E. Jackson of Columbia, S.C. and Miss Carrie U. Hurd of Stratford, Conn.

In Memoriam: At the close of Presbyterian Sabbath School exercises on 17 October, Benny Mayer offered the following resolution: That a page be left blank on our Sabbath School Records, whereupon shall be inscribed the name, age and time of death of our beloved Schoolmate and friend, Heyward Ewart.

November 3

It is with deepest sorrow we announce the death of Miss Lydie J. Simpson daughter of  Dr. John Simpson. In the full flush of womanhood she has been taken from us. Her amiability endeared her to all her companion. From Laurensville Herald.

Married on 12th October by the Rev. W.H. Lawton, the Rev. J. Marion Boyd of the S.C. Conference to Miss Maggie E. Meadors, all of Newberry.

November 10

Survivors Meeting: The Newberry District Survivor’s Association was organized on 5 November. Capt. J.Y McFall was called to the chair. The following delegates were appointed to the Charleston Convention: W.F. Nance, C.H. Suber, Robert McCaughrin, T.J Lipscomb, Thos. W. Gary, John K.G. Nancy and William Lester. 

Court of General Sessions:

State vs. Gabe Kinard, malicious mischief; not guilty.
State vs. Cornelius Morris, assault and battery; guilty.
State vs. Henry Key, assault and battery; guilty.
State vs. J.S. Hair assault and battery; not guilty.
State vs. Peter Schell and China Shell, larceny; not guilty.
State vs. R. Martin, larceny; guilty.
State vs. Cornelius Morris; assault and battery; not guilty.
State vs. Wallace Smith; assault and battery; not guilty.
State vs. Jas. McBride, larceny; not guilty.
State vs. Jas. Caldwell; assault with intent to kill; not guilty.
State vs. John Osper; murder; guilty of manslaughter.

November 17, 1869

We regret to learn that a little boy Joe Snow was killed last week by being caught in the machinery on Dr. McKeller’s plantation.

Married in Newberry at the Methodist Parsonage, November 14, by Rev. O.A. Darby, Mr. W.H. Lathrop and Miss Hattie Waits.

Died at the residence of his father-in-law, Col. Jno S. Renwick on 18th September, Caldwell Washington McMorries son of Dr. Wm. W. and Jane McMorries in the 22d year of his age. He attended Lutheran College at Newberry C.H. and the State Military Academy at Columbia. He will be missed by his comrades in arms during our late struggle. Member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He leaves a bereaved wife and fond parents.

November 24, 1869

Married on November 18 by the Rev. J.K. Mendenhall, Mr. Willis C. Slight and Miss Sallie Cannon, all of Newberry. Long story about the wedding in the local section of the paper.

December 1

We regret to announce the death of our young fellow-citizen Capt. Thomas W. Gary which took placed on the 21st ult. Captain Gary commanded Company B of the 3rd S.C. Regt. during the late war and was as gallant and brave a solder as ever unsheathed a sword. He had just entered his 31st year.

Dr. W. B. McKellar departed this transitory life on 26th ult., aged 52 years. He was for many years a distinguished member of the dental profession. He was impulsive in his nature and strong in his affections and warm-hearted and pure in his friendships.  

December 8

Col. Thomas West Gary died at his father’s residence near Gary’s Lane in Newberry District on 21st ult. after a brief illness with pneumonia, aged 30 years, 1 month and 27 days. It is seldom that tidings of death strikes the ear so unexpectedly and so painfully as in the above instance. He appeared in fine health only a few days before he died.
    Col. Gary, tho a young man, filled a deservedly high place in the appreciative respect and regard of our people. His manliness of character, incorruptible integrity and staunch devotion to principle under all circumstances… but he remembered as one of our gallant defenders in the time of war. While in the Senior class of South Carolina College, at the call of his State (which was his country) he took up arms in her defense. As Orderly Sgt. of Company B in the 3rd S.C. Regt. he began military life. At the first opportunity he was elected Lt. and a few weeks afterward, at the death of lamented S.N. Davison, he was promoted to the Captaincy serving until October 1864 throughout most of the memorable campaigns of Lee’s Army in Virginia. The writer well remembers his gallantry at Chancellorsville. In 1864 when the death of the veteran leaders—Col. Nance and Rutherford—developed the command upon other hands he acted as Major. So great were his abilities he was commission by Govern Orr as Colonel of the 38th Regt. of Militia.
     His body was buried in the graveyard of the Bush River Baptist Church where so many of his family sleep the last sleep.

December 15

On Wednesday morning last the body of Mr. Samuel H. Dunwoody was discovered near the rear platform of the G. & C. R. R. depot at this place. Soon after, it was learned the depot had been robbed of about $100. Mr. Dunwoody had been acting in the capacity of nigh watchman and must have been foully dealt with while on his round. His body was badly mutilated Never before have the citizens of this town been called on to witness so distressing a scene as presented itself on that morning.
      Mr. Dunwoody was a most exemplary man and had the general esteem of the community. He was the son of Rev. Samuel Dunwoody, deceased, who many years ago was reckoned among the powerful preachers of Methodism. Mr. Samuel H. Dunwoody himself acceptably filled a place in the ministerial labors of the church. The cruel murder of this inoffensive, good old man, reveals that there are those who in our midst who would not hesitate to slaughter a community in cold blood. He leaves a wife and eight children.
    We learn as this was put in type that through the confession of his own wife, Lewis Berry, colored, is shown to be one of the murderers and is not lodged in jail. The evidence is sufficient to convict.

Married on 8th inst., by Rev. Jacob Hawkins, Mr. J.C. Sligh and Miss Bettie Setzler.

Married on 9th inst. by same, Mr. J.S. Ruff and Miss Kittie Sligh, all of Newberry District.

December 22

Lewis Berry and wife, John Singley and Steve Merchant, all colored, who have been arrested by the civil authorities, confess to having perpetrated the murder of Mr. Dunwoody.

In Equity: Emanuel Livingston vs. Martin Livingston et. al. Petition for the partition of real estate of Marshall Livingston, dec’d. It appears that Martin Linvingstona dn the children of Samuel Livingston, deceased, defendants, reside beyond the limits of the state and have 40 days to respond.

December 29; pages 1 & 2 are missing.

Married on 16th December at the bride’s residence in Lexington County, S.C., by the Rev. Wm. G. Mack, Dr. I.D. Durham of Orangeburg Village to Miss Lizzie M. Knotts of Lexington Co.

George Franklin (white) ;and John Cannon (colored) have been implicated in the murder of Mr. Dunwoody at Newberry and were brought before Judge Willard. They were discharged.