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NEWSPAPER EXCERPTS
1852


1852 excerpts consist only of those items not found on the Marion County, South Carolina Genealogy and History Page.

The Marion Star, June 1, 1852

The board of trustees have secured the services of Mr. George M. Fairlee for the ensuing year at The Marion Academy.  Signed W. W. Durant, Pres. Trustees

The Marion Star, June 1, 1852

Notice – I wish to inform my friends and customers that I have removed from my Old Stand, which I have occupied for the past four or five years, to a new and convenient shop situated on Marion village on the road leading to Catfish creek opposite and directly west of the Marion Hotel.   W. M. Griffin

The Marion Star, June 6, 1852

Agents For The Star

Col. John A. Breeden – Harlleeville, SC
W. P. Campbell – Campells Bride, SC
W. fuller – Allens Bridge, SC
J. Eli Gregg – Mars Bluff, SC
C. D. Rowell – Tabernacle, SC

The Marion Star, June 8, 1852

 Mr. Davis, on last Thursday killed a rattle snake on his plantation, in the District, measure 5 feel 11 inches in length and 1 and ¼ inches around the largest part of the body, with 17 rattles and a button.
  

The Marion Star, June 8, 1852

We regret to learn then Mr. John Capps, living some seven or eight miles below the village had his house burnt last week, losing all his furniture and clothes, except those he and his family had on at the time of  the accident.  One of his children also narrowly escaped being burnt.  It is said that the fire originated by his putting pine straw under his house and setting fire to it, for the purpose of destroying fleas.  We learn that this is the third time Mr. Capps has been burnt out within the last few years.

The Marion Star, June 22, 1852

Notice – Will be sold at Marion Court House, on the first Monday in July next, two Negroes – Lydia and Frank a boy, her son – the property of Avant W. Williams, dec’d.

The Marion Star, June 22, 1852

To whom it may Concern – The heirs of a man by the name of Bauquet, who formerly acted as an overseer on Cooper river, in South Carolina, now supposed to be dead, are informed that by inquiring at this office they may lean what may be of benefit to thee.  He is said to have come from North Carolina and to have returned thither from the state.  
The Fayetteville Observer and Wilmington Commercial will copy this notice one time and send their bills to this office for payment.

The Marion Star, July 13, 1852

Added to the Agents for the Star

J. S. Cunningham - Jeffries Creek, SC
D. W. Platt - Temperance Hill, SC
W. W. Sellers - Reedy Creek, SC
M. W. Brown - Friendfield, SC
J. W. Moody - Catfish P.O., SC

The Marion Star, July 20, 1852

Reedy Creek, Marion District, S.C.  July 16, 1852

To the Editor of the Star:  An atrocious murder was committed in the District , near Little Pee Dee, on the person of Hugh Dove, by Hugh Campbell.  A Coroner’s inquest was held over him today, and a warrant issued for the arrest of Campbell, who has fled. This is to give notice to the public in order to his arrest, he is 5 feet 7 inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair, thick bear, rather heavy set, walks quick and short, looks rather under when he looks at you, he is about 30 or 35 years old, has also a Roman nose.

Samuel J. Bethea, Acting Coroner.

The Marion Star, July 20, 1852

Added to the Agents for the Star

G. W. Woodberry - Britton's Neck


The Marion Star, July 20, 1852

Sheriff’s Sales – Before the Court House door on the first Monday in August, next.

The interest of Meredith Watson in a tract of land where Mrs. Mary Watson lives, continuing four hundred and forty acres, more or less, levied on at the suit of Samuel Smith.

A tract of Land of John M. Miles, where he lives, containing sixteen hundred and fifty-nine acres, joining lands of the Estate of Neill McInis, Charles Miles, John M. Nicholson, and Mrs. Miles; levied on at the suit of Henry Berry.

A. Carmichael, s.m.d. 

The Marion Star, August 10, 1852

We acknowledge the receipt of a remarkably large and delicious Peach for the orchard of our friend, Hardy Gaddy, Esq., who resides in Marian on the eastern side of Little Pee Dee River.  This peach is a fraction over ten inches in circumference.

The Marion Star, September 28, 1852


Sheriff’s Sales

By virtue of sundry write of Feiri Facias to me, directed, I will offer for sale, first Monday in October, next, before the Court House door three negroes of William Turbeville, named Sidney and Cyrus and a woman named Jane; levied on at the suit of Isham Watson.



The Marion Star, September 28, 1852

Sheriff’s Sales
A tract of land of the estate of Daniel Stuart, containing three hundred acres.

A. Carmichael, s.m.d.


The Marion Star, September 28, 1852


Managers of Elections – Marion District

Berry’s Cross Roads - C. J. Flager, James Haselden and J. J. George

Harleeville – Alexander Diue, Benjamin L. Alford and D. W. Bethea
Campbell’s Crossroads – Alexander Campbell, Giles Roberts and Peter Dove
Allen’s Bridge – James Jones, Stephen Smith and Pinkney Floyd
High Hill – Hugh Jackson, Hardy Gaddy and Joseph B. Hays
Gilchrist’s - Daniel Gilchrist, Solomon Huggins and Wm. A. Brown
Ariel – James N. Stevenson, Edward C. Collins and Morgan Legette
Friendship Church – W. B. Wall, A. G. Davis and R. W. Rowell
Britton’s Neck Master Field – John W. King, Joseph A. Woodberry and J. H. Whaley
Stone’s – J. R. Harrell, Jasper Bartell and D. S. Powell
Cain’s – R. W. Timmons, John Gibbs and B. W. Turner
Jeffries Creek – S. E. Gregg, E. E. Gregg and Ezra Davis
Pilkington’s – Arthur Hutcherson, J. L. Davis and Benjamin Hatchel
Mars Bluff – John A. Brown, O. S. Gregg and Gadi Bailey
Marion Court House – J. B. Young. William K. Brown and S. M. Stevenson.

The Marion Star, October 12, 1852

$25.00 Reward - Ranaway from the subscriber on Tuesday last, my Negro boy WILLIS.  Said Willis is about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, is a mulatto, one of his front teeth broken, and when confused, stutters considerable.  He had on dove colored pants, patched on both legs wit deep blue, black sack coat, round top hat and is about eighteen or nineteen years of age.  Having good reason to believe that he has been persuaded to run away, I will give twenty-five dollars for proof to convict any person of so doing, or ten dollars for his delivery to me or his lodgment  in any Jail so that I can get him.  I will sell him as is.  C. Henry Black

The Marion Star, October 12, 1852

Notice - All person indebted to J. W. Moody, up to January last, will do well for themselves to make immediate payment, for I am going to collect this fall without respect of persons.

The Marion Star, November 23, 1852

Sheriff's Sale - A tract of land of the estate of John Shaw, Sen, deceased, containing 255 and 1/2 acres on the waters of the Great Pee Dee river and Catfish, bounded by land of John H. Davis, the estate of A. G. Davis, and Robert S. Exum's land.

The Marion Star, November 23, 1852

Notice - The Marion Light Dragoons are ordered to parade on the 4th Saturday in November at Marion C. H. by order of J. J. Harllee, Captain.

The Marion Star, November 23, 2852

Election - An election for Captain to command the Marion Light Dragoons, will take place at Marion Court House on the 4th Saturday in November, inst.  Thomas Boatwright, Ed Collins and Huger Godbold will act as managers. By order of J. J. Harllee.

The Marion Star, November 23, 1852

Notice - The public are hereby warned not to trade for a note given by me to George Heatwole, for $125, payable 17th April next.   As the property for which the note was given has proven unsound, I do not intend to pay it unless compelled by law.  Jeremiah Benson

The Marion Star, December 14, 1852

Administrator's Sale;  A Negro boy belonging tot he Estate of the late Daniel McRae, deceased, named Miles.

The Marion Star, December 14, 1852

Sheriff's Sales:

A tract of land of Isaac M. Coleman, containing 100 acres, more or less, bounded by lands of John D. Coleman, James Coleman and Lewis Brows, at the suit of McDonald & Crawford, et al.

A tract of land of B. F.Leonard, where he lives, containing 150 acres, more or less, bounding land of Wm. Flowers and Wm. Maree at the suit of John M. Shackleford, et.al.

A tract of Land of Wm. J. Coleman, containing  280 acres, joining land of Wm. Turbeville and Silas White, at the suit of McDonald & Crawford.

A tract of land of Samuel Rogers, where he lives, containing 12 acres, more or less, Joining land of the Estate of Thomas Collins at the suit of Solomon Collins.

A tract of land of the estate of James R. Hayes, dec'd, containing 346 acres, situate and being in the District of Marion on the waters of Bear Swamp, bounded by land of Wm. Hays, Barret Barfield, Asa Brewer and Elias B. Ford.

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