June 28, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)
June 22nd. 1883, J. Edwin White, son of W.K. White, near this place, aged 16 years. We tender our sympathy to the bereaved family, and trust God will temper the blow. The deceased was a promising youth, and would, no doubt have been a pleasure to his parents. God knows best.