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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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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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Professor Gruber’s Daughter Scalded, NC, 1881

July 12, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2nd page) [in the “Here and There” section] Newberne Journal: Prof. Gruber, of Iredell county, well known to the lovers of good music in this State, was last week … Continue reading

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Wesley Peebles Thrown from Carriage July 1, 1883

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) Mr. Wesley Peebles’ horse ran away last Sunday and threw him from the buggy. No damage done.

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Edward Quin Requests the Return of his Book, NC, 1816

August 23, 1816 (American Recorder, a newspaper of Washington, Beaufort, NC, 3d page) Edward Quin requests that the person to whom he lent a book, called Haywood’s Justice, some months ago, will have the goodness to return it—As it is … Continue reading

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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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