January 4, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page, 2d column)
SMITH-CUSHING.–At the residence of the bride’s father on Saturday morning Dec. 23, 1882, Miss Nora Cushing, of this place and Mr. Walter G. Smith, of Suffolk, Va., were united in marriage, Rev. Dr. J. D. Hufham officiated. Miss Nora was a lovely girl in every respect, and we congratulate Mr. Smith on his conquest. They left on the morning train for the home of the groom. We join their many friends in best wishes for their happiness, usefulness, and prosperity through life.