P Camden Archives
1314 BROAD STREET
Camden, South Carolina 29020
September 30, 1988
Ms. Susan R. Parker
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board
P.O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32085
Dear Ms. Parker;
This is in response to your letter of September 20, 1988 to the
Kershaw County Historical Society concerning Seth K. Gifford.
Research letters usually are sent to us.
I found S.K. Gifford on the 1840 Kershaw County Census, South
Carolina with a male and a female under age five, a male 30-
40 years and a female 20-30 years.
I found only Mary Gifford on the 1850 Kershaw County Census. I
am enclosing a copy of the page. Note that L.A. Austin next door
states that he is also born in New York.
I am also sending a reference to Rt. Rev. John Gifford from MAR-
RIAGES AND DEATH NOTICES FROM CAMDEN, S.C. NEWSPAPERS, 1816-1865
by Brent Holcomb. It may mean something in your research.
I searched several sources which I thought might be helpful, but
I spent 1 hour researching @$10.00 per hour and made two copies
@$ .25 each. Postage was $ .25. Please make your check payable
to the Camden Archives.for the total of $5.75.
We are happy to help you in your research. If we can be of further
help, please let us know.
Agnes B. Corbett
Marriage and Death Notices from
Camden, South Carolina, Newspapers
Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S.
a native of
ace in 1813.
Issue of October 1, 1845
Death Notice of William McWillie.
Issue of October 15, 1845
Married on Thursday 9th inst., by Rev. F. P. Lee, Mr. H. B.
Johnston, of this place, to Miss Eliza P. Britain, of Brownville,
On Wednesday evening last, by Rt. Rev. John Gifford, Mr. Sam-
uel F. Hurst(?), of Sumter, to Miss Maria Ann Johnson, of this
Issue of October 22, 1845
Married on the 19th inst.,by the Rev. Wm.Carlisle, Mr. Frank-
lin Cloud of Fairfield, to Miss Sarah Hogan, of Kershaw.
Departed this life in the city of Philadelphia on the 27th
ult., Mrs. Rachel Blanding, consort of Dr. Wim. Blanding, formerly
of this place. Mrs. B. was for the last 25 years of her life,
a member of the M. E. Church. (eulogy).
Died on Sunday night last at Hanging Rock, Thomas Greer, Esq.,
an old respectable citizen of Lancaster District.
Issue of November 5, 1845
Married on the 23rd ult. by the Rev. Wm. Holmes, Mr. B. M.
Holmes of Sumter, to Miss Martha Clyburn of this place.
Issue of November 26, 1845
Married at Hanging Rock, on the 18th inst., by the Rev. W.
L. Pegues, Mr. John D. Young to Miss Margaret M., daughter of
Capt. James M. Ingram, all of this District.
On the llth inst., near Stateburg, by the Rev. A. J. Converse,
W. K. Stuart, Esq. to Miss Susan H. Heriot.
On the llth inst., by the Rev. Mr. Furman, Mr. James Harrison
to Miss Mary Kirkland, all of Fairfield District.
On the 13th inst. by the Rev. J. H. Wheeler, Mr. Thomas H.
Walsh to Miss Rosanna, daughter of Capt. D. E. Sweeny, all of
Issue of December 3, 1845
Married on Tuesday evening, the 25th ult., by the Rev. Mr.
Donnelly, Capt. Benjamin Massey of Lancaster, to Miss Catherine,
daughter of Col. J. C. Haile, of this District.
In Talladega, Ala. on Monday evening the 17th ult., by the
Rev. A. B. McCorkle, Hon. Joseph A. Woodward, member of Congress
from the District, to Miss Minerva C. Rice, daughter of John S.
Rice, of the former place.
Issue of December 10, 1845
Married on Wednesday evening, the 26th ult., by the Rev. Mr.
Mouzon, Mr. E. A. Bronson to Miss Joan Ingram, All of this place.
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