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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. Advertisements

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Ben Barnes dies in Brush Fire Near Wilson, NC, 1883

April 19, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) [From the exchanges] Wilson Advance: Ben Barnes, a colored man, who lived on Mr. Wm. Barnes plantation, about eight miles from Wilson, was burned to death. He … Continue reading

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