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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)

Vol. I, No. 1 (first issue) was published May 4, 1852.


Married on the 21st ult., by Rev. B. English, John G. Blue, Esq, formerly of Richmond county, NC, to Miss Annie M. Evans of this place (Jan 2, 1855).

Married on the 14th ult., by Rev. Hugh Moody, Mr. John Lee to Miss Sarah Rogers, all of this District (ibid. Cf. supra)

Married on the 23rd ult., by Rev. Hugh Moody, Mr. Peter McLelland to Miss Rebecca Lane, all of this District (ibid.)

Died in Britton's Neck, Marion District, SC, on the 27th December, Benjamin Gause, second son of Dr. T. J. and Mrs. Sallie Dozier, aged three months. (ibid.)

Married on the 4th January, inst., by Rev. B. English, R. P. A. McEachin, of Robeson County, NC, to Miss Martha L. Evans of this place (Jan 9, 1855).

Married on the 4th January inst., by Rev. D. E. Frierson, Mr. J. H. Davis to Miss E. E. Richardson, daughter of W. F. and E. M Richardson, all of this District (Jan 16, 1855).

Married on the 16th inst., by Rev. John L. Smith, Rev. John D. Jones of this District to Mrs. Mary Ann Walter of Robeson county, NC (Jan 30 1855).

Married on the 16th inst., by Rev. Hugh Moody, Mr. Edmund Price, to Miss Elizabith Ann, daughter of Rev. Tapley Moody, deceased, all of this District (ibid.)

Married on Sunday, 21st inst., by Rev. M. Coleman, A. N. Avant to Miss Ann Odom, all of this District (ibid.)

Married at the residence of John A. Breeden, Esq, by William W. Sellers, Esq, Mr. Benjamin Lewis of Robeson county, NC, to Miss Mary Jane Moody, of Marion, S.C. (Feb 20, 1855)

Married by the Rev. D. S. Edwards, on the 3d inst., Mr. Stephen Harrelson, to Miss Elizabeth Brown, all of this District (Mar 13, 1855)

Married on the 15th ult., by Rev. Mr. Sterns, Mr. Alexander McQuaig to Marion District, SC, to Miss Isabella McLendon of Clark county, MS (ibid.)

Died in Britton's Neck, on the 20th ult., John T. Tyler, in the 36th year of his age. ... left a wife and five small children, three of whom are under three years of age. (ibid.)

Died on the 18th of February, in Marion District, Miss Telatha Bryant, daughter of John M. and Jane Bryant, aged 17 years and 4 months ... a member of the M. E. Church for about three years (ibid.)

Married on the 21st inst., by Rev. H. Moody, Joseph Taylor to Miss Penelope Roberts, all of this District (Mar 27, 1855).

Married on the 28th of March last, by Rev. N. Napier, Mr. Geogre C. James of Darlington to Miss Elizabeth Haselden of Marion (Apr 3, 1855).

Married in Marion village, SC, on the 27th ult., by John McMillan, Esq, Mr. Richard Thompson to Miss Charlotte Batten, both of Wilmington, NC. (ibid.)

Married on the 15th ult., by Rev. Mr. Sterns, Mr. Alexander McQuaig to Marion District, SC, to Miss Isabella McLendon of Clark county, MS (ibid.)

Married at the same time and place, by the same, Mr. Edward Bell, to Miss Elizabeth J. Stevens, both of Wilmington, N.C. (ibid.)

Married on the 21st inst., by Rev. H. Moody, Mr Noel A. Taylor to Miss Rebecca Miller, all of this District (Apr 24, 1855).

Died on the 13th inst., Mrs. Mary E. Gasque, wife of Mr. John Gasque, all of this place. ...a consistent member of the M. E. Church... She leaves an infant of a few days old. (ibid.)

Married on the 26th ult., by Rev. Mr. Beverly, Mr. J. B. Wall to Miss E. J. Harrell, all of this District (May 1, 1855).

Married on the 18th ult., by Rev. Bond English, Col. W. W. Durant to Miss Ellen, daughter of the late Col. W. H. Grice, all of Marion (May 8, 1855).

Married on the 2d instant by the same, Mr. Gilbert McNeill of NC to Miss Margarett E. Wheeler of this place (ibid.)

Married on the 6th instant at Tabernacle Church, by Rev. B. A. Jackson, Mr. A. W. Jackson to Miss I. H. Flowers, all of this District (ibid.)

Died on Britton's Neck, on the 6th of May inst., Griffin C. Rogers, fourth and youngest son of John Rogers, aged ---rty-one years. (May 15, 1855).

Married on Thursday, the 7th inst., by Rev. B. English, Mr. Valcour Little to Miss Mary Ann Graham, all of this place (June 12, 1855).

Died at Harlleesville, Marion District, on the 17th May, 1855, Ann E. Fore, infant daughter of Mr. James and Mrs. L. Fore, aged one year and three months. (June 19, 1855).

Departed this life on the 19th of June, in his 71st year, Mr. James Easterlin, Sr, of Marion District, SC. The deceased was a member of the Bennettsville Baptist Church for several years before his death. ...he has left a bereaved wife and ten children... (July 3, 1855).

Died in Liberty county, Texas, on the 14th ult., Theresa Ann Palmer, consort of Dr. P. L. Palmer, aged 31 years and 10 months (ibid.)

Louisa Caroline, daughter of W. H. and M. E. Crawford, departed this life June 29th, 1855, aged 5 years and 10 months (July 10, 1855).

Died on the 13th inst., after a short illness but great suffering, Mr. Edward Johnston, eldest son of Wm H. Johnston, Sheriff of Horry District, SC, aged 23 years. Pee Dee Times please copy (July 24, 1855).

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