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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)

Jan 4, 1853
Married in this District, on the 2d inst., by Rev. Moses Coleman, Mr. J. C. THOMPSON to Miss Elizabeth EDWARDS, all of this District.

Jan 11, 1853
Married on the 4th instant, by the Rev Hugh Moody, Mr. Thomas LEE to Miss Sarah LANE, all of this District.

Feb 1, 1853
Died at Gundolos, Pee Dee, on the evening of the 20th inst., Mr. Boyd E. GREGG, aged 39 years. Mr. Gregg was a native of Marion District, where he has several brothers and a very large connection, and moved to this District in January, 1846. He had for fifteen years lived the consistent life of a Christian in communion with the Presbyterian Church.

Feb 8, 1853
Married on the 27th ult., by Rev. T. M. MUNNERLYN, Mr. Evan ROGERS to Miss Ann, daughter of Col. Levi. LEGETTE, all of this District.

Mar 8, 1853
Married on Wednesday evening last by Rev Jas. Stacy, Mr. W BRADDY to Miss Elizabeth EVANS, all of this District.

Married on the 23d ult., by Rev William F. BRYANT, Mr. Samuel B. McQUEEN to Miss Margaret F. GRAHAM, all of Horry District.

Married on the 23d ult., by Rev William F. Bryant, Mr. William BOYD to Miss Eliza SMITH, all of Horry District.

Mar 22, 1853
Married on the 17th inst., by the Rev John Williams, Mr. Philip Rouse to Miss Sarah BUTLER, all of this District.

Mar 29, 1853
Died at Campbell's Bridge, Little Pee Dee, 14th inst., Mr. Archibald S. CAMPBELL, only son and child of Wm P. and Rebecca Campbell, in the 21st year of his age.

Died March 12th, 1853, in Marion District, SC., Mrs. A. M. COLLINS, consort of William Collins, in the 46th year of her age.

Apr 12, 1853
Died in this District, near Temperance Hill, on the 6th inst., of Pneumonia, Miss Elizabeth, daughter of W. S. and Nancy CAMPBELL, in the 23rd year of her age.

Apr 19, 1853
Died at the residence of her Grandmother, Mrs. Susannah TART, near this village, on the 12th of March, Miss Ann E. KIRVIN, aged about 22 years. Leaves a mother, grandmother, sister, and other near relatives.

Died of pneumonia Nathan J. TART after a severe illness of eight days on the 21st March, aged about 25 years. Mr. Tart did not possess any of those extraordinary talents which raise man above the level of his fellows, but it was his general "cleverness" which endeared him to all, the last of three sons.

Died on Little Pee Dee, Marion, SC, Miss Francis CAPS, aged 14 years and a few months. A few years ago her beloved mother was taken away from her.

Died on Little Pee Dee, in Marion District, on the 13th instant, Robert CAPS, brother of the above, and third son of Mr. John Caps, in the 13th year of his age.

Died on Little Pee Dee, Marion District, on the 3rd instant, Mrs. Elizabeth SHAW, aged 60 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

May 3, 1853

Died on Little Pee Dee, Marion District, SC, May 1st, Mr Wiat FULLER, age 39 years, 4 months, and 4 days. Mr. Fuller was born in Marlboro District, SC, and resided in that district until he attained the age of 21 years, when he left his native district and moved to Marion, where he commenced the mercantile business. Mr. Fuller joined the Methodist Church some twenty years ago. He left a doting wife, two children, and many friends.

May 10, 1853
Died in Copiah county, MS, 24th December, 1852, David MANNING, son of E. and Rebecca Manning, aged 19 years, 4 months, and 27 days. The deceased was a native of this district.

May 17, 1853
Married on the 10th inst., by the Rev D. E. Frierson, Mr. Cornelius GRAHAM to Rachel N. CHERRY, all of this place.

Married on the 28th April, by the Rev. E. B. Timmons, Dr. T. R. BASS of Marion district to Miss Mary A., daughter of James CARTER of Darlington District.

Died in the District, on the 27th April, Anna TURNER, daughter of Mr. S. and Mrs. Mary Turner, aged three years.

May 24, 1853
Died in Marion district, SC, on the 22nd of April, in the 20th year of his age, J. W. W. CAPMBELL, son of Gadi and Mary Campbell. Joined the M. E. Church.

May 31, 1853
Departed this life on the 15th inst., after a protracted illness, Catharine, wife of Dugald CARMICHAEL, in the 62d year of her age. At an early period she attached herself to the Presbyterian Church, the Church of her fathers.

June 7, 1853
Married in this village, on the morning of the 2d of June, by John McMillan, Esq, Mr. M. R. POWERS to Miss Harriet EAGERTON, all of this District.

June 21, 1853
Departed this life on Sunday morning, about 3 o'clock, the 12th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, W. LEGETT, Mrs, Eliza A. YOUNG, in the 67th year of her age. A worthy member of the Methodist E. Church.

July 12, 1853
Married on the 6th inst., by the Rev. J. Stacy, Mr. Thos. A. COVINGTON, of Richmond, NC., to Miss Laura E., daughter of Col. W. W. DURANT of Marion, SC.

July 19, 1853
Celebration of 4th of July at Tabernacle
Contributed by Francine Jones, 2001

Aug 2, 1853
Married on the 13th instant, about 12 o'clock, by the Rev. Mr. Willowford, Mr. H. WILLIAMS to Miss M. A. KEEFFE, all of this District.

Aug 9, 1853
Died Capt. Edward R. McCALL, of the U. S. Navy, a native of South Carolina, at Bordentown, N.J., on Sunday last, where he had resided for many years past. Capt. McCall served with distinction in the battles on the lakes, and received a medal and sword from Congress. He had been in the Navy upwards of forty-five years, having entered on the 1st of January, 1808.

Died at his residence in Robeson county, N.C., on the 28th ult., Jeremiah WALTERS, aged about 80 years. A consistent member of the Baptist Church.

Aug 23, 1853
Married at Ebenezer Church on Thursday, the 11th inst., by the Rev. John L. Smith, Mr. Evander J. Moody to Mrs. M. J. Lyster.

Married at Ebenezer Church on Thursday, the 18th inst., by Rev. Jas. Stacey, Mr. Samuel LAMB to Miss Mary BROWN.

Aug 30, 1853
Died at his father's residence, at 9 o'clock, a.m. on the 26th inst., David, youngest son of Col. Levi LEGETT. He wanted five days to complete his 17th year.

Sept 13, 1853
Died at the residence of Mrs. Anna Floyd, in Macon county, Alabama, on the 24th August, Mr. William W. HARGROVE, a native of Marion District, SC, aged about 31 years.

Sept 20, 1853
Married on Sunday, the 11th instant, by Rev. A. Thomas, Mr. Thomas WIGGINS to Miss Sarah A. SHAW, all of this District.

Oct 11, 1853
Died at her residence, near this village, on the 6th August last, at the age of 65, Mrs. Susannah TART, widow of Enos Tart. A member of the Methodist Church.

Nov 8, 1853
Married in this District, near Harlleesville, at the residence of Mr. A. BLUE on the 1st instant, by the Rev. Neill McDaniel, Mr. Neill THOMPSON of Robeson county, NC, to Miss Mary A. CAMPBELL of this district.

Dec 6, 1853
Married on the 19th ult., Dr. James C. MULLINS to Miss Artemisia, daughter of Henry DeBERRY, Esq, all of Marlborough District.

Dec 27, 1853
Departed this life at his residence in this District, near Buck Swamp, in the 36th year of his age, Mr. William G. ELLIS, leaving an affectionate wife and six little children. Some eighteen months since, he cooly and in deliberate consideration, sent for a Methodist Minister and attached himself to the church.

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