John Daniel Motley

1883 John Daniel Motley was born December 23, 1883 in Blaney, South Carolina, son of Daniel Motley and Mary Bowen Motley. 1918 On September 9, 1918, John Daniel Motley (35), of Blaney, Kershaw County, South Carolina, registered for the World War 1 draft. He gave farming for himself as his occupation. His description was listed as tall in height, medium build, brown eyes, black hair. … Continue reading John Daniel Motley

Negro Teachers Meet Saturday

Yesterday the Negro teachers of Richland county met in their monthly meeting for the year at Booker Washington high school. W. A. Perry, president, presided over the meeting. The Rev. F. R. Bowman of Blythewood made the opening prayer. after Perry made remarks concerning the future of the association. C. A. Johnson, chairman of the steering committee made the report concerning the “center study” which … Continue reading Negro Teachers Meet Saturday


Special to The State. Blaney, Dec. 20. – Friday night a few of the eighth grade pupils entertained the 11th grade with a wiener roast at Perry’s Spring. Later all joined in playing games. Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Bowen (Sally Poovy Bowen) entertained the following teachers at a Christmas dinner Thursday evening; Misses Jean Starnes, Margaret Wright, Julia Crider, Martha Shannon, Marguertie Gayle and … Continue reading Blaney

Richland Negro Teachers Meet

Session Held at Booker Washington School – Plan Study Center. Yesterday the negro teacher of Richland county met in their last monthly meeting for the year at Booker Washington high school. Prof. W. A. Perry, president, presided. Rev. W. R. Bowman of Blythewood offered the opening prayer. After President Perry made some interesting remarks concerning the future of the association, Prof. C. A. Johnson, chairman … Continue reading Richland Negro Teachers Meet

Bishop Smith Assigns Charges

Negro Methodist Conference Closes. (Contributed.) Sumter, Dec. 14. – Two thousand jammed Emmanuel M. E. church to hearl L. H. King, editor, reputed to be the most eloquent pulpit orator of the Methodists, L. M. Dunton, President emeritus of Claflin college, Orangeburg, presided at this morning service. Memorial services where held in the afternoon for deceased ministers. The Rev. W. S. Thompson preached. Appointments were … Continue reading Bishop Smith Assigns Charges

Convict Jeffers; Gets Three Years

Camden Man Convicted of Manslaughter in Third Trial for 1926 Killing. CAMDEN, S. C., Dec 13 – (Ap)- Elmore Jeffers today was under sentence of three years in the penitentiary following his conviction of manslaughter during his third trial for the killing in 1926 of Peter Kirkland. The first hearing resulted in a mistrial. In the second trail, in October, 1928, he was convicted of … Continue reading Convict Jeffers; Gets Three Years

Rev Richard Columbus Morrison

1862 Rev Richard Columbus Morrison was born July 6, 1862 in Cabarrus county, North Carolina, son of Quincy E. Morrison and Susan Elizabeth Grey Morrison. 1886 On March 15, 1886 in Morven Township, Anson, North Carolina. Richard C. Morrison (27) and Kate D. Morrison (34) were married. 1894 On November 14, 1894 in Matthews Mecklenburg, North Carolina, R. C. Morrison (32) and Alice Williamson (19) … Continue reading Rev Richard Columbus Morrison