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 was burning brush a few days ago in a field and his clothes becoming caught he could not escape.

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