Monthly Archives: December 2013

Goodwin Birdsong dies from Bronchitis May 7, 1883, NC

May 10, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) –Goodwin Birdsong, colored, died on Monday last of Bronchitis. _______________ [According to the 1880 census of Weldon, Halifax, NC, a Goodwyn Birdsong, was born about 1828 in … Continue reading

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Dicy Whitaker, Great Grandmother to 74, dies, NC, 1883

May 10, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From the exchanges] Winston Sentinel: Mrs. Dicy Whitaker, who died in Surry county, a short time since, at the age of 87 years, was the mother of … Continue reading

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Sheriff Brewer’s Old Civil War Wound Acting Up, 1883, NC

May 10, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From the exchanges] Chatham Record: We regret to see sheriff Brewer limping about and suffering from his old wound, that has recently begun to give him much … Continue reading

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Marriage of W.F. Wright and Miss Busick, North Carolina, 1883

May 10, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From the exchanges] Patriot: Dr. W. F. Wright and Miss * Busick were spliced yesterday by Esquire Schoolfield.  

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F.C. Patrick dies in Indian Springs, Wayne, NC, in 1883

May 10, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From the exchanges] Goldsboro Bulletin: We learn just as we are going to press that Mr. F.C. Patrick died at his residence in Indian Springs township yesterday … Continue reading

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John Yancy dies at About the Age of 38, Vance Co., NC, 1883

May 10, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From the exchanges] Warrenton Gazette: Mr. John G. Yancy died at his residence near Middleburg last Thursday evening. For the last eight months he had been confined … Continue reading

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Upcoming Marriage of Lizzie Green and Merritt Briggs, NC, 1883

May 10, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From the exchanges] Warrenton Journal: The Cards are out for the marriage of Mr. Merritt Briggs of Suffolk, Va., and Miss Lizzie Green, daughter of Dr. S. … Continue reading

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