October 19, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3rd page, 2nd column)
DIED–Oct. 11th, 1882, near Scotland Neck, Halifax county, Mrs. Virginia Whitmore, aged 70 years and 4 days.
Her remains now rest beneath the beautiful shrubbery and fragrant flowers in Trinity church-yard. Peace to her ashes.
[According to Find A Grave, there is a gravestone with matching dates in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Scotland Neck for Virginia Bailey Whitmore. The census records from 1870 and 1860 show that she might have had two children: James F. Whitmore, born about 1845, and Ann E. Whitmore, born about 1847.]