Monthly Archives: November 2013

J.L. Newsome Killed, 1883, Franklin, VA

May 31, 1883 (The Banner Enterprise, an African American newspaper out of Raleigh, NC, 3d page) We learn with sadness of the death of Mr. J.L.  Newsome, of Franklin, Va., who came to his death by the hand of one … Continue reading

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Jack Battle of Craven County, NC, in 1816

January 19, 1816 (American Recorder, a newspaper of Washington, Beaufort, NC, 1st page) 25 Dollars Reward. Ran-away from the Subscriber on the 5th inst. a negro fellow by the name of                         JACK BATTLE, Four feet, eight inches high; dark … Continue reading

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Henry Parham dies April 1883 near Laurinburg, NC

April 19, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) [From the exchanges] Wil Star: A man named Henry Parham, a resident of Robeson county was run over and instantly killed by train No. 1 on the … Continue reading

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Mr. Reede’s Dancing School, Washington, NC, 1816

January 19, 1816 (American Recorder, a newspaper of Washington, Beaufort, NC, 1st page) Dancing School. Mr. Reede respectfully informs the Parents and Guardians of children in Washington and its vicinity, that his                         SCHOOL will commence on the 4th Wednesday … Continue reading

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Obtain Wealth and Knowledge While Continuing to Vote

May 31, 1883 (The Banner Enterprise, an African American newspaper out of Raleigh, NC, 2nd page, 2nd column) THE INDUSTRIAL AND EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT OF THE NEGRO, THE BEST EVIDENCES OF HIS PROGRESS. The Negro cannot demonstrate his fitness or capacity … Continue reading

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Ben Barnes dies in Brush Fire Near Wilson, NC, 1883

April 19, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) [From the exchanges] Wilson Advance: Ben Barnes, a colored man, who lived on Mr. Wm. Barnes plantation, about eight miles from Wilson, was burned to death. He … Continue reading

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Branch Merrimon dies April 12, 1883, of Baltimore, MD, and Ashville, NC

April 19, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) [From the exchanges] News-Observer: Mr. Branch Merrimon, a brother of Hon. A.S. Merrimon, died at Asheville, aged 44 years. For some years he had lived in Baltimore. … Continue reading

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