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Walter Williford’s Beavers, NC, 1883

July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 4th page) Personal.— Commonwealth:–Mr. Walter Williford has something of a curiosity in his possession; ‘tis a pair of young beavers.  

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Willie Shields of Scotland Neck Best in Shooting Competition, 1883

July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 4th page) –There was some fine shooting done in Halifax yesterday, the 1oth inst. But Scotland Neck, in the person of Willie Shields, did best. There were six entries only. … Continue reading

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Bill Barnes Goes to Halifax, NC, Jail, 1883

July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) –The Constable escorted Bill Barnes to Halifax on last Friday and lodged him in jail for purloining $20.00 from Capt. Kitchin.

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Benjamin Joyner Dies at Home in 1883, NC

  July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) –Benjamin O. Joyner died last week at his home of bilious colic, aged 46 years.  

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Jones Accidentally Kills Friend Shaw, 1816, Wake County, NC

August 23, 1816 (American Recorder, a newspaper of Washington, Beaufort, NC, 2nd page) Distressing Accident.—A few days ago two young man [sic], Jones & Shaw, both of Wake county, were amusing themselves in shooting squirrels, on their return home Jones’s … Continue reading

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E.A. DeSchweinitz of Salem, NC, an 1882 Graduate of UNC

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 4th page) The Star reports a Mr. DeSchelnitz as having graduated in General Chemistry at University of Virginia. We suppose the Star refers to Mr. E.A. DeSchweinitz, of Salem, … Continue reading

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Dr. J.E. (Ed) Shields Visits Parents in Scotland Neck, NC, 1883

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) Personal.— Dr. J.E. Shields, who has recently moved from Murfreesboro, to expose his shingle to the soft breezes and gentle zephyrs of Weldon, is on a visit … Continue reading

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