Tag Archives: North Carolina

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.   Advertisements

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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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The Roanoke Monster Near Norfleet’s Ferry

June 28, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) Roanoke Monster.—Two miles below Norfleet’s Ferry appeared this week and last, a large marine animal 12 to 14 feet long, “as large as a mule,” of a … Continue reading

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J. Edwin White, born about 1867, died June 22, 1883, NC

June 28, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page) Died. 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 … Continue reading

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How Hill (x 2), Stilley, and Cox Captured a Steamer

July 5, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 1st page) A Brave Act How Four Confederate Soldiers Captured a Steamer. Col. R.W. Wharton, of this county, relates the following incident of the late war, which he says … Continue reading

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Hicks Injured in Confrontation with Floyd and Cook, 1883, NC

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) [From Here and There Section] Gold Leaf: In a difficulty last night, Alex. Hicks was severely cut in the side and about the head by Haywood Cook. … Continue reading

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