September 28, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2nd page, 2nd column)
Miss Julia Perry left last Tuesday for Cobton, to take charge of a school near that place.
[According to this web site, Cobton was the name associated with a U.S. Post Office from June 15, 1872, to June 10, 1888, in Craven County, North Carolina. The first postmaster was Richard G. Cobb. The name was changed to Ft. Barnwell.]