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The Watchman and Southron Archive

  • Sumter, South Carolina
  • 18811930

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The weekly Sumter Watchman and Southron (1881-1930) served the residents of Sumter County, located in the Midlands region of South Carolina, for half a century. Whereas the title of the Columbia-based Daily Phoenix  conjured images of a community reborn, the Watchman and Southron alluded to the politically divisive years leading up to the Civil War. The word “watchman” recalled the partisan spirit of newspapers like the Greenville Southern Patriot and the Anderson Southern Rights Advocate, published in 1851 and 1852, respectively. “Southron,” a Scottish dialect variant for “Southern,” was an expression of identity used by Confederates.

Archive Info

  • 40,346
  • Sumter, South Carolina
  • 18811930
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Source Information

The Watchman and Southron, 1881–1930 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 22, 2020

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Marriage announcement of Susan Salisbury and Edgar Johnson.
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Obituary for Miranda SCARBOROUGH

Obituary for Miranda SCARBOROUGH

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Sumter, South Carolina
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Obituary for Mary Alice Bateman

Obituary for Mary Alice Bateman

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Archive Info

  • 40,346
  • Sumter, South Carolina
  • 18811930
0

Source Information

The Watchman and Southron, 1881–1930 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: July 22, 2020