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Postmasters of Bennettsville, South Carolina


Postmasters at Bennettsville, 1826-1971 (may be incomplete!)
Amos A. Galpin 1826-30 Peter McCollum 1830-34 John McCollum 1834-45 Archibald H. Douglas 1845-48 John C. Stewart 1848-49 Alexander Sutherland 1849-55 J. B. Breeden 1855-56 Alexander Sutherland 1856-66 William F. E. Henderson 1866-67 Franklin H. Eaton 1867-69 Henry J. Maxwell 1869-70 Cato J. Stuart 1870-73 Andrew H. Dibble 1873-78 John R. Sampson 1878-81 Joseph L. Breeden 1881-83 E. J. Sawyer 1883-85 Thomas L. Crosland 1885-92 E. J. Sawyer 1892-93 Frank M. Emanuel 1893-1907 Thomas B. McLaurin 1907-15 Dana T. Crosland 1915-41 Henry S. Covington 1941 Henry S. Covington 1941-61 John Clifton Wells 1961 John Clifton Wells 1961-69 Francis A. Spencer 1969-71

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