October 5, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 1st column)
The large brick warehouse will be completed in about two weeks. It will be the largest warehouse on the W. & W. Railroad, except the one at Goldsboro. It is 38 by 162 feet. Mr. G. W. Bryan has been appointed freight and ticket agent. He is at home in a railroad warehouse, and makes a first-class agent in every respect.
[This appears to be George W. Bryan born in July 1851. The 1880 census shows him as a RR agent. Although that census shows his birth to be about 1855, he was a boarder (it may have been a guess by someone else) and subsequent census records show a birth of either 1852 or 1851, with the 1900 census showing the July 1851 date. If this is him, he later married Nellie and continued to work as a railroad agent or a farmer later in life.
Please see comment below from December 28, 2013. Mr. Ellington provides the following additional information: “G.W. Bryan [was] George Washington Bryan . . . His sister [was] Julia Adelaide Bryan. They were from Johnston County, NC. I believe he had a son, Ennis Bryan, that was a lawyer in Scotland Neck.”