South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (often called the Freedmen’s Bureau) was created in 1865 at the end of the American Civil War to supervise relief efforts including education, health care, food and clothing, refugee camps, legalization of marriages, employment, labor contracts, and securing back pay, bounty payments and pensions.
Abstract of marriages and deaths from the Keowee Courier, 1857-1871 : compiled from the volumes in the library of the University of South Carolina, at Columbia, S.C. University of South Carolina
Abstract of marriages and deaths from the Keowee courier, 1857-1871 : compiled from the volumes in the Library of the University of South Carolina, at Columbia, S.C. University of South Carolina
Marriage and Death Notices from Columbia, South Carolina Newspapers, 1792-1839 Family History Library
This collection represents South Carolina marriage information compiled from various sources. Until 1911 there were no laws requiring marriage licenses or marriage documentation in South Carolina. Therefore, the records gathered to compile this index had to be found in places other than the county courthouses.