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The Abbeville Messenger Archive

  • Abbeville, South Carolina
  • 18841887

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The Abbeville Messenger (1884-87) was one of several short-lived newspapers that arose in Abbeville County, South Carolina, in the late 19th century to challenge the dominance of the leading weekly papers, the Abbeville Press and Banner and Abbeville Medium. The Abbeville Messenger began as the Greenwood Saluda Argus in 1881. Although only a few issues of the Saluda Argus have survived, contemporary sources depict it as a struggling enterprise. In 1884, Milledge Lipscomb Bonham, James Sumter Perrin, and Thomas Perrin Cothran purchased the Saluda Argus and renamed it the Abbeville Messenger. The first issue appeared on October 1, 1884.

Archive Info

  • 642
  • Abbeville, South Carolina
  • 18841887
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Source Information

The Abbeville Messenger, 1884–1887 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 14, 2016

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Proving Benjamin Barksdale is the son of Allen Barksdale.

Proving Benjamin Barksdale is the son of Allen Barksdale.

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Burton siblings fighting over probate of father
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Erskine College - 1886-07-20

Erskine College - 1886-07-20

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Archive Info

  • 642
  • Abbeville, South Carolina
  • 18841887

Source Information

The Abbeville Messenger, 1884–1887 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: May 14, 2016