William Worth’s Example, 1883, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page)

In “Here and There” Section:

Kinston Free Press: Mr. Wm. Worth says he has just received a letter from Greensboro, saying that a cow he bought up there gives seven gallons of milk daily.—She is a Jersey, and cost him $65. If all our farmers would follow Mr. Worth’s example by buying fine stock, they would find it would pay them in the end.


[I usually like to have more data points to match up, but there is a William Worth on Ancestry.com that is likely to be this gentleman. One of the family trees has an excerpt from the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy which shows a William Worth who was born in Greensboro, started farming near Kinston after 1870 and continued in that enterprise for 19 years. Thank you to the creator of that tree, Norma Faller, for responding to my message and confirming that this is probably the correct William H. Worth. He was born on July 13, 1839, and died February 6, 1931. Find a Grave has an interesting biographical sketch, also forwarded to me by Ms. Faller.]



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