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These Abstracts I found as I was doing genealogy research on Ancesrty.com, on my Baird line who came from Abbeville, South Carolina. I sure hope this information can help someone in their research of slave and Afro-American Family Histories.
Abbeville, South Carolina for
NEWSPAPER Issue of AUGUST 5, 1846
TWENTY DOLLAR REWARD
Absconded from the subscriber in the month of June last, my negro man BOB,
20 years of age, about 5 feet 6 inches high, stout made, rather a yellow
complexion, thick lips, talks thick or hoarse; he is a field hand but has
for two years partially worked in a blacksmith shop. The above reward will
be paid for his delivery at Mount Hill, Abbeville district, or any jail in
the state of South Carolina, or fifty dollars for proof to convict any
person having conveyed him out of this state, or unlawfully traded him in
any way whatsoever. John DONNALD Jr., Aug. 5, 1846
LANDS FOR SALE
The subscriber offers for sale the Plantation on which he lives, three and a
half miles above Hamburg, lying on the Savannah River, containing about Five
Hundred Acres of Land. On the premises are a two story comfortable dwelling
house in the Piney Woods, out houses, a Grist Mill, Cotton Gin carried by
water, and a small Fishery attached to it.
Also for sale, a Plantation in Barbour County, Alabama, eight miles from the
market town Eufaula, containing Nine Hundred and Sixty Acres of Land, one
third cleared and under a good fence. It has a two story dwelling house, out
houses and quarters for 60 negroes. Geo. PARROTT, July 29, 1846
COMMITTED TO JAIL
Committed to the Jail of Abbeville District on the 7th inst., a negro man
who gave his name as HARRISON, and said that he belongs to James BLACKWELL
of Edgefield District near Freeland's Store. Said boy is about 25 or 30
years of age, six feet high, black complexion and appears to be quite an
intelligent negro. The owner is requested to come forward, prove property,
pay charges and take him away. F.P. Robertson, Jailor, April 19, 1851
By virtue of sundry Writs of Fieri Facias, to me directed, I will sell
before the Court House door in the village of Abbeville on the first Monday
in May next, the following property, viz:
One Negro Girl named Celia, levied on as the property of M.D. ROCHE.
95 Acres of Land, bounded by lands of T.R. PUCKET, Hazel SMITH and others;
also 4 negroes, to wit: Lew, Harriet, Sindy and Betty; also 2 horses and 3
cows and calves, 1 yearling, 1 lot of hogs, corn and fodder, 1 small wagon,
1 buggy and harness and a lot of Bacon and Lard, Household and Kitchen
furniture, and Plantation Tools, levied on as the property of Sarah
CUNNINGHAM and Joel SMITH and others.
100 acres of land, bounded by lands of C. ALLEN, Thos. DEAL and others;
levied on as the property of Wm. A. SHAW. S.A. Hodges, Sheriff of Abbeville
District, April 10, 1851
Ranaway from the plantation in Lincoln county, Georgia, of the estate of
John S. WALTON, deceased, about the middle of June last, a negro man named
EPHRAIM. He is aobut twenty-two years of age, five feet six inches high, of
dark complexion, and weights about one hundred and forty pounds. He has a
good countenance and owing to a wart on his tongue, his speech is somewhat
altered. He has been supposed to be lurking about in Willington, South
Carolina and has a brother in Augusta, Georgia. The above reward will be
paid for his delivery or confinement to any Jail so that he can be
recovered. The address of the subscriber is Philomath, Oglethorpe county,
Georgia. L.T. IRVIN Jr. March 15, 1851
Ranaway, from the subscriber, about the 15th of August last, my negro named
HARRY. He is between 50 and 55 years of age, 5 feet 4 or 5 inches high,
rather light complected and hair tolerably grey. I will give twenty dollars
for his apprehension and delivery to me. My boy has a wife at Mrs. Peggy
Wardlaw's and may be in that neighborhood, or is it quite likely he is in
Edgefield. Archibald TITTLE, Abbeville District, June 21, 1851
COMMITED TO JAIL
Committed to the Jail of Abbeville District on the 13th instant, a negro man
who calls his name LEMON, about 25 years of age, dark complexion, about 5
feet 8 or 10 inches high, says he belongs to Harris HAUSKINS, living in
Houston county, Georgia. The owner is requested to come forward, prove his
property, pay charges and take him away. F.P. Robertson, Jailor, July 23,
PROCLAMATION OF GOVERNOR
Whereas, information has reached me that an atrocious murder was commited
upon John McDANIEL of Barnwell, by six young men, among whom were Seaborn E.
FARMER and William G. TOBIN; and whereas the aforesaid FARMER and TOBIN have
made their escape. Now be it known in order that they may be brought to
trial, I, John H. Means the Governor, do issue this my proclamation offering
a reward of Five Hundred Dollars for the delivery of both or two hundred and
fifty for the deliver of either of them to the Jailor of Barnwell District.
FARMER is about 25 or 28 years old, 5 feet 8 inches high; well made, fair
complexion, blue eyes, light hair, two of his front teeth slightly broken
off. Has a scar on his cheek about an inch and a half long made by the cut
of a knife.
TOBIN is 18 or 19 years old, 5 feet 11 inches high, fair complexion, very
little beard, light hair, white teeth, thick lips, well made and is badly
scarred on the right arm and shoulder. This 5th day of July 1851. J.H.
I will leave for Red River on the 9th or 10th of September and will take a
few Negroes with me to sell on commission. Persons wishing to avail
themselves of the opportunity must address me at Greenwood. Allen VANCE
WILL BE SOLD
Will be sold on Sale Day next, by the legatees of Mary STONE, deceased, a
negro man named CRAWFORD. B.M. McFARLIN, Aug. 15, 1851
NEWSPAPER Issue of Thursday, NOVEMBER 23, 1854
DESPERATE BATTLE WITH A DEER
Not long since, two little boys, sons of J.F. CRAWFORD of this District, one
seven years of age and the other nine years of age, were returning from
school when they were fiercely pounced upon by a tame buck roaming at large
over the county. The first attack was upon the younger boy who stood his
ground with the resolution of a Camisard; the older one in the meantime was
coming to his assistance.
The little fellows after a few passes, however, discovered to their dismay
that the long horns and sharp feet of the enraged deer were very dangerous
weapons, and the one first attacked was quickly hurled to the ground
exhausted and bleeding. The maddened animal then turned upon the other who
urged his little brother to seize the opportunity and make his escape across
a neighboring fence. He sprang for it with his remaining strength, and was
in the act of leaping over when he was again set upon and received a deep
wound in his back.
At this moment, a negro man coming up, rescued the young combatants from
their perilous situation, and they were carried home bruised and bleeding
from head to foot. Besides the wound in the back of the younger brother, the
older one had received a horn in his mouth which penetrated the cheek near
the ear, producing an ugly gash. Their clothing, even to their socks, were
stripped off of them in shreds.
Ranaway from the owner James SMITH, in Anderson District, a negro boy BOB,
about 30 years of age, about 5 feet 10 inches high, black complexion, medium
size, weight about 160 pounds. The said negro left on Sunday evening the
14th inst. The owner is now on his way to Texas. Any information concerning
said boy will be communicated to Robert SMITH residing near Cokesbury in
Abbeville district who will pay charges and take him in custody. James
SMITH, Nov. 18, 1854
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Abbeville District
Court of Equity
Barlett M. CHEATHAM vs. Jane SIMPSON, et. al
Billf for Sale of Trust and Estate
Pursuant to the order of Chancellor Johnston in this case, I will sell at
public outcry at Abbeville courthouse on Sale Day in August next, a likely
family of negroes, viz: a woman Fanny and her five children, Charlotte,
William, Sarah, David and Frank. Wm.H. Parker, Court of Equity, Abbeville
District. July 2, 1855
FIFTY DOLLAR REWARD
I will pay the above reward to any one who will lodge my boy RICHARD in
Abbeville Jail. The said boy RICHARD is black, about 6 feet high and stout.
I have reason to believe that he is somewhere in the neighborhood above
Cokesbury, as he has relatives there. J.R. DUKES, Cassville, Georgia, April
NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS FROM
Abbeville County, South Carolina for
FEBRUARY 1846, MARCH 1846, APRIL 1846
NEWSPAPER Issue of FEBRUARY 18, 1846
Two negroes belonging to Gen. McDUFFIE were killed on Friday last by two
others, who were acting in the capacity as drivers. We have not been to
learn fully the paticulars of the sad affair. The murderers have been
committed to jail and will soon be put on trial, when all the facts in
connection with it will be developed.
COMMITTED TO JAIL
Committed to the Jail of this district as a Runaway on the 9th inst., a
negro man who says his name is Abram and that he belongs to Henry SPIKES,
living near Cambridge. He further says that he was hired to J.M. GOLDING and
that he ran away from him. Abram appears to be about 60 to 70 years of age.
The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take
him away. John Taggart, Jailor
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia, 4th Feb. 1846
By his Excellency William Aiken, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over
Whereas, information has been received at this Department that an atrocious
and willful murder was commited on the night of the 18th of January last, in
Marion District, by John BEASLEY, on the body of Jane RUSS of the aforesaid
district, and that the said John BEASLEY has fled from justice.
Now know ye that so that justice may be done, and that the said John BEASLEY
may be brought to legal trial for his offense as aforesaid, I do hereby
offer a reward of One Hundred Dollars for his apprehension and delivery into
any jail in this state.
John Beasley is described as being about 35 years of age, a painter by
trade, 5 feet 7 inches high,a bright mulatto, has a scar under his left jaw
said to have made by a bite in a fight, is thick set and well made, quick
spoken and of proud carriage, with kinky hair. When last heard of he was
near Lumberton in Robertson county, North Carolina.
This fourth day of February, 1846. By the Governor William Aiken
ABBEVILLE SHERIFF SALES
By virtue of sundry Writs of Fieri Facias to me directed, will be sold at
Abbeville Court House on the first Monday in March next, the following
350 acres of land, more or less, levied on as the property of William WARE
and William BARMORE and others.
375 acres of land, more or less, levied on as the property of John LYON and
Samuel P. LEARD for Moses JONES, et al.
250 acres of land, more or less, bounded by Richard MADDOX and others,
levied on as the property of N.M. WARE and John W. POSEY and others.
80 acres of land, more or less, levied on as the property of W.W. ANDERSON
and Reubin ROBERTSON.
50 acres of land, more or less, levied on as the property of John ROSAMOND
and CHARLES CULLINS.
316 acres of land, more or less, levied on as the property of John PRATT and
175 acres of land, more or less, bounded by Robert RICHEY and others, levied
on as the property of John RICHEY and Wm. BARMORE and others.
5 negroes, levied on as the property of James M. VANDIVER and Charles B.
FOOSHEE, McKinney THOMAS and others.
1 negroe, levied on as the property of Sanders WILLIAMSON and Wm. C. HILL,
by next friend.
1 mare, Saddle and Bridle, levied on as the property of George O. MORROW and
1 negro, levied on as the property of Frances HERRON and R.C. GORDON, et.
1 negro, levied on as the property of Jehu MOUCHETT and NATHAN BROWN.
1 negro woman Susan and child Cloey, levied on as the property of Sarah A.
ARCHER and Wade SPEED.
1 negro man Larkin, a good blacksmith, levied on as the property of Wm. H.
SIMPSON and James E. ROBERTSON, guard'n.
1 negro boy Phillip, levied on as the property of Jehu MOUCHET and N. BROWN.
1 negro man Armstrong, a good carpenter, levied on as the property of Thos.
HINTON and Thos. C. STEWART, Executor.
1 negro girl, levied on as the property of Joshua WATTS and T.E. SUGGS, et
1 Mare, levied on as the property of Alex DONALD and Harvey NELSON.
1 negro girl, levied on as the property of James PERT and Wm. EDDINS, et al.
1 negro man Mike, levied on as the property of N.M. WARE and J.H. COBB, et
1 negro girl, levied on as the property of A. ARNOLD and H.A. JONES.
15 negroes, Henry, Briss, Fort, Jim, Milly, Nelly, Ethck?, Edmond, Dosh,
Mary, Tena, Dice, Mitchell, Kigh, Wesley, levied on as the property of Wm.
WARE and Samuel L. HILL, Jas. H. COBB and others.
J. Ramey, Sheriff
Feb. 3, 1846
NEWSPAPER Issue of APRIL 1, 1846
FIFTY DOLLAR REWARD
Ran away from Hamburg, S.C. last December, my carpenter HANDY. The above
reward will be given to anyone who will lodge him safely in the Augusta,
Charleston or Savannah jail. He is a mulatto, about thirty-five years old,
somewhat above ordinary height, full black eyes, bushy head, square built,
parrot toed. He was badly burned when a boy on his foot and leg, which
caused two of his toes to turn up. He took away with him two hundred and
sixty dollars. It is said that he hired a white man to take him to New York.
It is also said that he is in Abbeville district on Rocky River, harbored by
his sister who lives on the premises of Jonathan JOHNSON. But he is probably
in Augusta or Hamburg. W. W. STARKE, March 18, 1846
NEWSPAPER Issue of APRIL 8, 1846
We learn from the last Spartan news, that the negro man Dave, who is the
supposed murderer of Capt. N.C. VANCE of Laurens Dist., was lodged in
Spartanburg jail on Monday the 30th ult.
ABBEVILLE SHERIFF'S SALE
By virtue of a sundry Wits of Fieri Facias to me directed, the following
property will be sold at Abbeville court house on the first Monday in May
120 acres of land, more or less, levied on as the property of Jno. DOUGLAS
and A.R. RAMEY.
250 acres of land, more or less, bounded by Noah REEVES, Robt. SMITH, Jesse
GENT and Richard MADDOX, levied on as the property of Wm. PYLES and H.A.
1 negro man Peter, levied on as the property of Gab'l HODGES and Geo. CONNOR
for P.D. KLUGH vs. W.C. ANDERSON and Gab'l HODGES.
22 acres of land, more or less, bounded by Milton TRIBBLE, Arter ? WILLIAMS
and others, levied on as the property of John M. BRANYAN and George BIGBY
327 acres of land, more or less, bounded by John COWAN, James COWAN and
others; one negro boy Lewis; 2 Mules, 2 Mares, one Wagon and one Cart,
levied on as the property of Jos. J. HAWTHORNE and J. and S. DONALD and
NEWSPAPER Issue of APRIL 22, 1846
MURDER OF CAPT. VANCE
In a previous issue we mentioned the apprehension and lodgement in jail of
the negro fellow Dave. It was discovered that two white men named KIRBY and
LEE were likewise implicated and accordingly a search was made which soon
resulted in the arrest of both. It appears from the statement made by Dave,
and which is strengthened by KIRBY, that the act was committed by LEE, who
in order to evade subsequent detection, employed slugs instead of balls for
the purpose. They both admit that they were present but deny having aided in
KIRBY having became evidence for the state, may by this means escape the
extreme penalty of the law, but the doom of the other two is almost certain.
It can hardly be doubted that their lives will pay the forfeit. KIRBY and
LEE have been brought to jail. The Laurensville Herald, the 13th inst.
ABBEVILLE SHERIFF'S SALE for MAY
By virtue of sundry Writs of Ferie Facias to me directed, will be sold at
Abbeville courthouse on the first Monday in May next:
341 acres of land bounded by Leonard WIDEMAN, Dr. HEARST and others, levied
on as the property of John LYON.
2 Negroes, Lucinda and Jane, levied on as the property of James PATTERSON.
80 acres of land, bounded by Wm. BARMORE, Wm. AGNEW and others, levied on as
the property of W.W. ANDERSON, at the suit of Reuben ROBERTSON vs. Robt. J.
NORRIS and W.W. ANDERSON.
1 Sorrel Mare, levied on as the property of Robert MARTIN, at the suit of
A.C. Hawthorne, Sheriff, April 12, 1847