April 26, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page)
[From the exchanges]
Elizabeth City Falcon: Mr. G. W. F. Dashiell, a venerable citizen of this town, died at the residence of his son Mr. L.C. Dashiell in this city, last week.
[This appears to be George W. F. Dashiell who was born about 1799/1800 in Virginia, making him about 83 years old at the time of his death. His son would have been Luther C. Dashiell of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina.]