May 31, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)
I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Court House door in the town of Halifax, on Monday, 2nd of July, 1883, the following property. viz:–80 acres, more or less, of land, adjoining the lands of Hardy Bryant and others, belonging to the estate of John Willie. 123 acres, adjoining the land of T.L. Burgess, belonging to Mary E. Meadowns. 60 acres, adjoining the land of T.P. Harriss, belonging to Wade Richardson, and 50 acres, belonging to Tom (“Snake”) Richardson, all in Brinkleyville township. This property is sold to pay Stat and County taxes due by said parties.
J.T. Dawson, Collector.
S.S. Norman, Dep. Collector.
May 25, ’83.–tf
[I believe Wade Richardson might have been born in March 1842 and Tom Richardson in 1838. ]