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PEOPLE, PLACES, MARRIAGES, DEATHS, ETC. OF

UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA,

ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

and also:

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

CABARRUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

STANLY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

LANCASTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

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1867-1869

 

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1867

 

Jan. 3, 1867, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Charles S. Harris of Cabarrus county to Lizzie T. Mebane of Alamance county, Dec. 12, Alamance county.

 
January 30, 1867, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-North Carolina News: The Wadesboro Argus says that the secret societies forming in Union county are none other than the
 “Red Strings” organizations, and their objects the very worst.  [see Feb. 8 issue]
 
February 8, 1867, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-Union County – The reports in Northern papers about outrages and troubles in Union county, are entirely erroneous.  
There are no more peaceable people in the country than the citizens of Union county.  We think the report originated from 
an announcement made by some North Carolina paper, a few weeks ago, that there was a secret political society in Union 
county, which, we presume, was intended to convey the meaning that the so-called “radicals were organizing in that county. 
Western Democrat. [see Jan. 30 issue]
 
February 22, 1867, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-J. F. E. MITTAG of Lancasterville, S.C., appeals to the people of Newbern for 500 of 1,000 barrels of corn.  
He represents the destitution as very great and the condition of the people as one of starvation. 
 
Thursday, March 14, 1867, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-David KENDALL, Esq., of Stanly county, has recently sold his place, four miles above Albemarle, on the Salisbury road, to 
two gentlemen from the North, who are making arrangements to work it for the gold they have reason to believe is in it.  The 
indications are very rich.  One of the purchasers, who had some experience on California, says that they are as rich as the 
richest placers in that State. 
 
Thursday, March 14, 1867  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)
-Anson Superior Court.  The Spring Term of this Court began here on Monday of this week.  Judge FOWLE presiding…. 
State vs. Jack DAVIS and William BENNETT, freedmen. Larceny. Cases submitted. Sentenced, and sentence executed. 
State vs. Clement FRANK and Edmund RICHARDSON, freedmen.  Riot. Guilty. Sentenced and sentence executed.  State 
vs. Adam HARGRAVE, Thomas COOLEY, James MURR, and Albert MARSHALL, freedmen. Larceny. Submitted. 
Sentenced, and sentence executed. State vs. Calvin WATKINS, white. Assault and battery, and for resisting the Sheriff in the
 discharge of his duty. Guilty. Sentenced to two hours in the pillory, to six months’ imprisonment to jail, and to pay all costs…..
-Married: On the evening of the 8th of January, in the city of Mobile, Ala., by the Rt. Rev. Bishop QUINLAN.  Mr. John C. 
DUMAS, of Marengo, Ala., to Miss Hannah A. FLYNN, of Mobile, Ala. 
 
March 27, 1867, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-Mr. John T. MARSH, of Anson county, was thrown from a buggy a few days ago, and so badly injured that he died in a
 short time. The breaking the harness caused his horse to run. 
-The Wadesboro’ Argus learns that Gen. WORTH and Gen. ROBINSON have ordered to Anson county 300 bushels of 
the corn appropriated by the Southern Relief Association of New York. 
 
March 28, 1867, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-The Wadesboro’ Argus says the Circuit Court closed its labors on Thursday afternoon last. The State docket was cleared by
 Wednesday noon, and the remaining portion of the term was devoted to the civil docket. A divorce case was tried and 
decided on Wednesday afternoon in favor of the petitioner – James SINCLAIR vs. _____ SINCLAIR.  This is one of those 
unfortunate cases occurring during the recent war, of which we care not to speak, but over which rather to drop a veil. 
 
April 3, 1867, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-The Sentinel says that there is but one portion of North Carolina destitute of food, viz: Union, Stanly and Anson counties.  In
 these counties the people must have relief or starve.
 
Thursday, April 4, 1867  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)
-For a long time our town has labored under the charge of having no hotel or fitting place for the accommodation of travelers.
 We are happy to have it in our power to announce that this charge can no longer be sustained.  In January, Mr. J. B. 
BURNS assumed charge of the Anson Hotel, as landlord, and since he took control, the building has been undergoing 
extensive repairs, internally principally, including the fitting up of all the rooms…
 
April 23, 1867, WESTERN DEMOCRAT (Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co, NC)
-We find the following letter from Col. S. H. WALKUP of Union county, in the Washington Intelligencer:
                                                                            Monroe, N. C., April 8, 1867
DEAR SIRS: - This county suffered so severely from last year’s drought as to be seriously threatened with famine.  Fifteen
 hundred persons have no corn and no means to purchase it in this county.  They are generally women and children; nearly all
 are such; about one-fifth are negroes.  There are five hundred more who have no provisions, but have, some, a cow and calf, 
and others a poor piece of land; so that we have two thousand persons in this county who are entirely destitute, and have not 
even corn to last them one week.  We are, therefore, more interested in trying to get bread to keep from starving, than in 
reconstruction of political matters.  I presume our people will, all who can, register and vote for SHERMAN’S bill, and 
acquiesce for peace and Union; whether they like the plan or not. 
                                                                            S. H. WALKUP
We hope that the corn which has arrived and expected to arrive at this place for Union county, will relieve the destitute to a 
great extent.
               Those having teams to spare should immediately haul the corn from this place to Monroe. 
 
April 30, 1867, WESTERN DEMOCRAT (Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co, NC)
-A Good Example – Along the roads between this place and Monroe, Union county, we saw several white girls in the fields 
ploughing.  In one instance we saw two girls about 16 years old managing a low with two oxen attached – one held the plow 
handles and the other drove the oxen.  Such conduct on the part of females ought to put shame the scores of men who are 
idling away their time doing nothing, and who seem to consider it a disgrace to pull off their coats and go to hard work.
 
April 30, 1867, WESTERN DEMOCRAT (Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co, NC)
Union County – Last week Superior Court for Union county was held at Monroe. We attended two days. Judge GILLIAM
 was the presiding Judge, and W. P. CALDWELL, Esq., Solicitor.  Inasmuch as the Judge refused to permit judgments to be
 taken for any debts or parts of debts contracted previous to the 15th of May, 1865, there was but little done with the civil 
docket, and we were gratified to learn that the State docket was not large. 
               Considering the destitute conditions of the people of Union county, and the late orders of Gen. SICKLES, we 
believe the Judge’s course was generally acquiesced in as prudent and proper.  In one case where the security for a debtor 
surrendered his principal to the Court, the Judge refused to require further security or place the debtor in the custody of the 
Sheriff, although he was a citizen of South Carolina, and of course beyond the reach of process in this State hereafter. 
The corn crop in Union having completely failed last year, the most of the people are suffering for grain for man and beast.  We
 know men who always had corn to sell heretofore, who are now dependent on charity or their personal credit for supplies for 
their families. Many cannot obtain corn on credit, and as the donations so far have not proved sufficient, we fear that there will 
be much suffering among the women and children. 
               Mr. H. M. HOUSTON and Mr. Darling BROOM, who are attending o the distribution of donations, are 
gentlemen who will discharge their duties faithfully and impartially, but they have only been able to supply a class of utterly 
destitute women and children and weakly and diseased men. 
               To make matters worse, the corn crop was almost a failure in those counties or the portion surrounding Union – 
such as Mecklenburg, Stanly and Anson; and in the adjoining Districts of South Carolina the distress is as great as anywhere.  
Therefore help must come from abroad.
               We know the people of Union are industrious, and they are now making every effort to raise a crop this year, but 
they must be relieved from present embarrassment. 
 

Thursday, April 18, 1867  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-During the afternoon of Tuesday, the 9th inst., we were called upon by an intelligent freedman, in the employ of Mrs. Patsey STEWART, Coburn’s Store, Union county, who had been on the hunt for the mules stolen from his mistress the Friday night before, and of which we gave an account in last week’s Argus, to write out and print for him handbills describing the mules, and, as far as could be ascertained, the supposed thief.  We did so, and forwarded the bills by that day and night’s mails leaving this for different points, among others to Lumberton, Robeson county.  By the return mail from Lumberton on Thursday night, via the Wilmington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad from Wilmington, we received the following letter, which tells the result: “Lumberton, N.C., April 10, 1867.  Ed. Argus: Please communicate to Mrs. Patsey STEWART, Coburn’s Store, Union county, that the thief who stole her mules was in this town to-day, and that the two mules have been secured, but the scamp made his escape.  He came here last night, and left about 9 o’clock this morning.  The train came down at 10 and brought the posters describing said thief and mules.  Mr. S. ALBIN and a freedman went in pursuit of him immediately, and he was overtaken about 10 miles from this place on the road to Whiteville.  On the approach of the pursuing party he jumped off the mule he was riding and made for the bay near by, with pistol presented at Mr. ALBIN, who was in hot pursuit and whose pistol failed to fire – an event which saved the life of the scoundrel, who disappeared in the swamp.  Parties, however, are still in pursuit of him and we expect his capture before tomorrow night.  Had the posters not arrived in time the poor lady, if such she be, would perhaps never have recovered her property.  As it is, by the aid of the printing press and steam engine, rogues are circumvented as well as civilization advanced….”  On Saturday afternoon a son of Mrs. STEWART passed through here on his way to Lumberton to take possession of the mules.  We learned from him that the thief is supposed to be Reuben GORDEN, a deserter from the Confederate army during the late war, and who was employed by Dr. William SLOAN, while acting as special agent for the U. S. Treasury, immediately subsequent to the close of the war, in gathering up government cotton, abandoned property, horses, mules, &c…

-We have also the pleasing information that Mr. Llewellyn SINCLAIR has recovered the horse stolen from him on the night of the 5th.  He was traced to the neighborhood of Monroe, where the thief had abandoned him.  It appears the rouge had encamped in the woods near a residence.  Some children passed near where he was, accompanied by a dog; the latter finding something to bark at, was hied on by the children, and the thief supposing it was persons in pursuit of him, ran off and left the horse, which the children found and carried to the house…

-New Firm – Capt. McLAUCHLIN, in offering his former stock at auction, announced that it was with the view of changing business.  It will be perceived, by reference to our new advertisements that he has formed a co-partnership with Capt. J. M. LITTLE, and that the new firm has gone into the grocery business.  They have received a part of their stock, and there is more coming. They offer all kinds of family groceries and plantation supplies cheap.  Give them a trial.

-Corn – We are gratified to see that a large quantity of corn is arriving at this place for the destitute of Union county.  Mr. J. McLAUCHLIN, of the firm of HAMMOND & McLAUCHLIN, has kindly volunteered to take charge of and store the corn as it arrives.  He had on hand last week 1,000 bushels for Union.  It is to be hoped that persons in that county who have teams will promptly haul the corn to the point of delivery. – Charlotte Democrat, 16th.

-Capture of OWENS – Dr. I. J. SLOAN, residing 12 miles from here, near the Steel Creek settlement, getting track of OWENS, pursued him and induced him to surrender.  OWENS was brought here by Dr. SLOAN, Mr. C. D. TORRENCE and Mr. J. PRICE.  Charlotte Times.  Our readers will remember that this man OWENS was charged with the murder of Mr. WITHERS.  He is in jail waiting his trial.

 

Thursday, April 25, 1867  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Hon. R. M. SANDERS died at his residence in Raleigh, on Sunday afternoon, after a protracted illness, aged 76 years…

-Wilmington Journal, 19th inst. – A Sad Accident – A young lad about fourteen years of age, named Edward LOVE, a son of Capt. Edward T. LOVE of this city, met yesterday evening about dusk, with a serious, and, it is feared, a fatal wound.  While playing with a number of other lads of about his own years, a pistol in the hands of one party was accidentally discharged, and the contents entered the breast of young LOVE…. Some hopes, although but few, are entertained of his recovery.  The wounded boy was a fine promising fellow, and the only son of his parents.

-Died: At his residence in this county, on the 16th inst., Joshua ALLEN, aged 68 years.

 

May 21, 1867, WESTERN DEMOCRAT (Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co, NC)
-We regret to learn that it is probable that some of the farmers of Union county will have to stop working their crops for the 
want of corn for their families and horses.  The corn heretofore sent to that county has been distributed for bread to the 
destitute, while those who are carrying on farms have looked out for their own supplies; but the difficulty now is, they have no
 money to buy with, and but few can obtain credit.  Men who, in former years, sold from three to ten hundred bushels corn, 
have not now a months supply of food of any sort, and no money to purchase what they need.  Relief, to accomplish good, 
must be given speedily.  
               We hope our exchange in the Eastern and Western part of this State will copy the above.  We suggest that any 
contributions may be sent to J. McLAUGHLIN at Charlotte, who will see hat it is conveyed to Union county. 

 

Thursday, May 23, 1867  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-R. A. M. – At a regular convocation of Wadesboro’ Chapter, No. 31, R. A. M., held in the Masonic Hall May 17th, A. I. 2397, the annual election of officers for the ensuing year was held, resulting as follows:  M.E.: R. T. HALL, H. P.; E.: John A. GALE, K.; E.: John C. McLAUCHLIN, S.; Comp.: A. B. CASON, C.H.; Comp.: E. F. KENDALL, P.S.; Comp.: A. C. BENTON, R.A.C.; Comp.: E. R. LILES, M.3d V.; Comp.: D. L. SAYLOR, M. 2d V.; Comp.: E. HUTCHINSON, M. 1st V.; Comp.: Frank DARLEY, Secretary; Comp.: J. R. HARGRAVE, Treasurer; Comp.: John ---LIN, Tyler.

-Raleigh Sentinel – A telegram was received by the Mayor, on yesterday, announcing the arrest in Richmond, of J. Q. BRYANT, who killed Wiley SAULS in this city last winter…

-Acquitted – In the Supreme Court of Cumberland, last week, John C. McILHENNY was tried for killing William LANE at Wilmington several months ago, and acquitted.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Term, 1867.  Mary H. BENNETT vs. William H. BENNETT, Narcissa B. TILLMAN, and Others. Petition for Dower. It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that William H. BENNETT, [page torn] TILLMAN, Charles W. BENNETT, Charles C[page torn] and wife Eliza are defendants in this case [page torn] [and reside beyond] the limits of this State, it is therefore ordered by the Court that publication be made in the North Carolina Argus for six successive weeks, notifying the said defendants to be and appear at the next term of this Court…

- State of North Carolina, Anson County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Term, 1867.  William C. RAMSEY and wife Adela C. RAMSEY vs.William H. BENNETT, Narcissa B. TILLMAN, and Others. Petition for Partition of Land.. It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that William H. BENNETT, Narcissa B. TILLMAN, Charles W. BENNETT, Charles C. McCASKILL and wife Eliza Ann McCASKILL, defendants in this case, reside beyond the limits of this State, it is therefore ordered by the Court that publication be made in the North Carolina Argus for six successive weeks, notifying the said defendants to be and appear at the next term of this Court…

 

Friday, August 9, 1867, Raleigh Register and NC State Gazette (Wake Co, NC)
-Married: Robert PHIFER to Mrs. Mahalah QUERY, July 25, Union county. 
 

Friday, August 9, 1867, WILMINGTON POST (Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C.)

-Married: In Union county, on the 26th ult., by G. D. BROOM, Esq., Mr. Robert PHIFER to Mrs. Mahala QUERY.

 

August 27, 1867, Raleigh Register and NC State Gazette (Wake Co, NC)

Died: W. W. WILKINS, Aug. 15, Lansboro [Lanesboro], Anson county. (obituary)

 

October 1, 1867, WESTERN DEMOCRAT (Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC)

-Union County – We learn that some difficulty occurred in Union county last week between the Sheriff and parties who resisted his authority.  It seems that a negro man from abroad has recently went to that county and been behaving badly.  He carried concealed weapons and had been drilling the negroes in military companies.  The Sheriff was ordered by the commander of this District to arrest him, which he did, when a mob of blacks and whites released the prisoner from the hands of the Sheriff by force.  Whereupon Capt. LAZELLE promptly sent a detachment of soldiers to the county and arrested the persons concerned in interfering with the Sheriff.  Some four or five white men and as many negroes were brought to this place and confined to Jail.  They deserve and no doubt will receive severe punishment. The trial of these persons was commenced at Headquarters on Saturday last.

 

Thursday, October 3, 1867  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-William H. MEIGHAN, Wadesboro’, horseshoer and blacksmith, has opened the stand opposite CARAWAY’S stable.  A good horse-shoer has been long needed in town.  Here we have one – encourage him.

-Salisbury Banner – Mr. Samuel R. HARRISON has opened an exceedingly rich gold mine some six miles south of this place…

-State of North Carolina, Union County, Superior Court of Law, Spring Term, 1867.  Sarah L. YARBROUGH, Administratrix of G. W. M. YARBROUGH, vs. Young J. M. YARBROUGH. Attachment. This attachment, levied upon ten bales of cotton and returned in to this Court, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant resides beyond the limits of the State of North Carolina and is an inhabitant of some other government, so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him, it is therefore ordered by the Court that publication be made for six successive weeks notifying the defendant that he be and appear before the judge o0f the next Supreme Court of Law, at the Court House in Monroe, on the 8th Monday after the last Monday in August, 1867, to answer, plead or demur, or judgment final will be taken against him.  W. H. SIMPSON, C.S.C.

-State of North Carolina, Union County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Term, 1867.  William ALLEN, Administrator of Thomas B. LOTHORP, deceased, vs. Bennett F. LOTHORP and others.  Petition to Subject Real Estate as Assets, It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendants Bennett F. LOTHORP and Nancy Jane LOTHORP, reside beyond the limits of this State, it is ordered by the Court that publication be made for six weeks in the North Carolina Argus, a paper published in the town of Wadesboro’, notifying said absent defendants to be and appear at our next Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to be held for the county of Union, at the Court House in Monroe, on the first Monday in October next, then and there to answer the allegation of the aforesaid petition, or judgment pro confesso will be taken and the land ordered to be sold.  Witness, J. E. IRBY, Clerk of our said Court at office, the first Monday in July, A.D., 1867.  J. E. IRBY, Clerk.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Term, 1867.  Lydia HARRINGTON, vs. William HARRINGTON and others. Petition for Dower.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant William HARRINGTON resides beyond the limits of this State, it is therefore ordered by the Court that publication be made for six weeks in the North Carolina Argus notifying said defendant to be and appear at our next Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions…

-State of North Carolina, Anson County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July Term, 1867.  John BROADAWAY, Administrator of Thomas B. HARRINGTON, vs. William HARRINGTON and others. Petition for Sale of Land.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant William HARRINGTON resides beyond the limits of this State, it is therefore ordered by the Court that publication be made for six weeks in the North Carolina Argus notifying said defendant to be and appear at our next Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions…

 

October 17, 1867, ASHEVILLE PIONEER (Asheville, Buncombe Co., N.C.)

-Died: Daniel S. FAGGART, son of Reauben FAGGART of Cabarrus County, October 3, 1867, after falling into a gully.

Thursday, October 24, 1867  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-We have been informed that Phillip SMITH and his two daughters, Melissa and -----, late of this county, have fallen victims to the yellow fever at Chapel Hill, Texas; and that his two eldest sons, Benjamin and Thomas had been attacked by the pestilence at Washington, in the State.  At last accounts the latter was convalescing, but the former was lying in a critical condition.

-Land Sale – O. H. DOCKERY and E.G.L. BARRINGER will offer for sale on the 14th of next month some very valuable property belonging to the estate of the late S. H. CHRISTIAN, consisting of Mills, (flouring and cotton yarn mills) and an interest in a gold mine, one of the most valuable in this section of country.  An excellent chance for persons seeking investments that will pay.

-Gold – The Charlotte Democrat says: “We saw a lump of gold last week, weighing six pounds, which was found in a branch near the AUSTIN Mine, in Union county.  Judge KELLY was not far from right, when he talked about the vast wealth of this region of the earth. The sun never shone on a better section of country than this, and all that is necessary is for our Northern rulers to let us alone.”

-Last Notice: As Administrator on the Estates of W. D. BIRD and Jeremiah HENRY, deceased, I give notice to all persons indebted to said estates to make payment between this date and the first day of January, 1868, or their notes will be placed in the hands of an officer.  M. C. LONG, Adm’r. Oct. 15, 1867.

-Petersburg Index – Five Hundred Dollars Reward – William P. SOLOMON, Esq., offers five hundred dollars reward for the apprehension of Capt. William Jordan WALKER, who eloped from the Buffalo Springs on the 15th of September, with Mrs. SOLOMON.  They were last seen at Greensboro’, N.C., going west.

 

November 15, 1867, Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Susan L. SMITH, wife of W. T. SMITH, Esq., died in Wadesboro, N.C., Aug. 14, 1857 [sic] in her 23rd year.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

November 15, 1867, Southern Christian Advocate
In Wadesboro, N. C., on the 29th of October by Rev. F. Milton KENNEDY, Mr. John W. RICHARDSON to Miss Lottie C. LEAK, all of Anson co., N. C.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

November 22, 1867, Raleigh Register and NC State Gazette (Wake Co, NC)

-Married: J. O. H. NUTTALL of Concord, to Emma T. HORTON of Wadesborough, Nov. 12, Wadesborough.

 

Thursday, December 12, 1867  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Masonic – At the regular communication of Kilwinning Lodge, No. 64, A.F.M., held in Masonic Hall, in this place, on Monday night, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: John A. GALE, W.M.; John C. McLAUCHLIN, S.W.; E. HUTCHINSON, J.W.; John M. LITTLE, Treasurer; W. T. SMITH, Secretary; John COUICK, S.D.; N.C. ALLEN, J.D.; John BOYLIN, Tyler.

-Married: On the 4th Dec., by J. P. RATLIFF, Esq., Mr. Henry HAINEY to Miss Margaret SHORT, all of Anson.

-Died: On the 14th of November, Sarah J., daughter of R. P. and M. A. ALLEN, aged 1 year and 8 months… [poem follows]

-Notice – All person indebted to the estate of Joel E. HORNE, by Note or Account, are notified to come forward and pay up.  And all person having accounts against said estate are requested to present them – the undersigned will pay them as fast as he can realize what is due the estate.  J. B. INGRAM, Adm’r.  Dec 11, ’67.

-Land for Sale – Five-sevenths or the whole of the tract of land in Union county, on Grassy Creek, known as Grassy Creek Muster Ground, containing two hundred and fifty acres, more or less, with Dwelling, Out-Houses, &c.  The land is well adapted for corn and small grain, and a portion for meadow.  It will be sold cheap.  Apply to the Editor of the Argus, or to the undersigned, for further information. J.J. COLSON.

-Notice: Having, at July Term of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Anson county, obtained an order as Administrator of Stephen W. ELLERBE, deceased, to that effect, will expose to public sale, within the legal hours, on the premises, on Tuesday, the 17th of December, 1867, that valuable tract of land belonging to said estate, containing nine hundred and seven acres, more or less, subject to the widow’s dower in said lands, lying in the county of Anson, on the waters of SMITH’S Creek, and adjoining the lands of Adam CLARK, Wiley WALL, Mrs. LINDSEY, Stephen G. WALL and others.  On credit of six months, note and approved security will be required.  Thomas T. COVINGTON, Administrator. Nov. 12, 1867.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Term 1867.  Alfred M. LOWERY, vs. Elijah H. CASON.  Levy on Land.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the Defendant in this case resides beyond the limits of this State, it is therefore ordered that publication be made for six successive weeks in the North Carolina Argus, notifying said defendant to be and appear at the nest term of this court…

 

Thursday, December 19, 1867  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Our community, on Monday night of this week, was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mr. James GRIMSLEY, a citizen of this place, and for several years proprietor of the Anson Hotel.  In the afternoon, about four o’clock, we were conversing with him on business, and he seemed in better health than usual.  In less than half and hour after we were with him he was attacked, and physicians being sent they pronounced it apoplexy.  He had every attention of Drs. GLASS, RAMSEY and HOUZE, but about 10 o’clock he died.  Mr. GRIMSLEY was about forty-six years of age.  He leaves a widow, four children, and a large circle of relations and friends to mourn his loss.

-Again on Tuesday night, our little community was pained and shocked to learn of the accidental drowning, on Monday night, in Rocky River, at what is known as CARPENTER’S Old Ford, of Thomas TOMLINSON, aged about sixteen, son of Mr. Thomas H. TOMLINSON, of this town…. [lengthy article]

-On Saturday last, a party of citizens from this county, who had been to Charlotte, crossed Lane’s Creek at Lanesboro’, and turned out at the forks of the road, just this side of the creek, to rest their stock and take a snack of dinner.  Among them were Mr. Henry PORTER and Mr. Amos RICHARDSON.  Between these two, while Mr. P. was putting something on the fire to cook, a playful discussion commenced, ending in anger and a fight between them, and ultimately in Mr. R. stabbing Mr. P. several times in the neighborhood of the heart.  At last accounts, Mr. P. was lying in a critical condition.  Mr. RICHARDSON was arrested on Saturday afternoon and held to bail in the sum of $1,000 for a hearing on Monday.

-Married: At the residence of the bride’s mother, in this county, on the 24th November, by L. L. POLK, Esq., Mr. George F. POND to Miss Ann MOORE.

-Died: On the 25 of April, 1867, near Mt. Croggan, S.C., Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. John M. SMITH, in the sixty-fifth year of her age, and for more than thirty years a member of the Presbyterian Church…. [lengthy obituary, but gave no other family information]

-Col. NETHERCUTT, who commanded the 66th N.C.T., during the late war, was brutally murdered on Sunday night week, at his residence in Jones county… [lengthy article]

-Another murder was attempted in Jones county on the 11th inst.  A Mr. HASKELL, on his way the New Bern, was fired upon and severely stunned, though not struck, by some one concealed in the bushes.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County.  Rebecca A. PERRY, vs. Nancy PERRY and others. In Equity.  It appearing to the Court that the defendants Nancy PERRY, Henrietta PERRY, Alice PERRY, Lewis PERRY, Cornelia PERRY, Floride PERRY, Irene PERRY, Jack PERRY, Minnie PERRY and Oliver PERRY, reside beyond the limits of this State: It is therefore ordered that publication be made in the North Carolina Argus for six weeks summoning said defendants to be and appear at the next term of the Superior Court of Equity…

-Notice – All persons indebted to the estate of Wilson CHAMBERS, deceased; to the estate of John RUSSEL, deceased; to the estate of O. T. COLLINS, deceased; to the estate of William LEONARD, deceased; to the estate of R. S. REDFEARN, deceased, and to the late firm of T. REDFEARN & Sons, are requested to settle up all Notes and Accounts, as longer indulgence cannot be given; and any failing to comply will find their Notes and Accounts in the hands of some officer for collection.  T. REDFEARN, Adm’r and Ex’tor.

 

 

1868

 

Thursday, January 2, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-The Habeas Corpus Case – In the matter of James MARSH vs. DUNN.  Habeas Corpus – Before Judge LITTLE, in chambers.  This case came up Monday, the 30th ult., for a final hearing.  ASHE & HARGRAVE for the petitioner, DARGAN for the defence.  The controversy in this case turned upon the custody of an infant female, thirteen years and six months old – MARSH claiming as father, DUNN as husband.  His honor awarded custody to the complainant, declaring the marriage invalid.  As this case presents some interesting points, we hope to be able to present, next week, a synopsis of the learned and able argument of counsel on both sides and of the judgment of his honor. [note: the next several issues of this newspaper are missing].

-The Condition of PORTER – This gentleman, who was very badly cut in an affray in this county, a few weeks since, we learn is improving, although his condition is yet critical.

-On Monday evening last, little James CRAIG, about eight or nine years old, son of Capt. James C. CRAIG, rode from his father’s residence, some three miles from town, to the post office for the mail.  On his return, in the upper end of Market street, his horse took fright and ran against a tree inflicting a wound on the little fellow’s head, from the effects of which he died in some two hours afterwards.  Our whole community deeply sympathizes with the stricken and bereaved family. Cheraw Advertiser, 25th.

-Married: At 10 o’clock, on the morning of the 30th ult., at the Methodist Church in this place, by Rev. F. Milton KENNEDY, Capt. John M. LITTLE, of Wadesboro, N.C., to Miss Mary O.[C.?] STEELE, of Georgia.

-Married: In Albemarle, Stanly county, on Dec. 23d, by Rev. J. W. PUETT, Mr. John A. LILLY to Miss Leah HEARNE, all of Stanly county.

-Married: Near Monticello, Fla., on the 18th ult., by Rev. Richard TAYLOR, Mr. F. W. DENNIS to Miss Lydia Ann SANDERS, both formerly of Anson.

-Died: Near Demopolis, Ala., on the 17th ult., Dr. William Cincinnatus ASHE, in the 53d year of his age, brother of Hon. T. S. ASHE and Dr. E. F. ASHE, of this county.

-Died: In Wadesboro,’ on 10th December, Mrs. Harriet J., wife of John BOYLIN, in the 42d year of her age.  We can do nothing for our dead but pay tributes of respect to their memory, and while eulogies are pronounced upon the lives of the eminent dead, the tongue of an humble and grateful friend of the deceased will not refrain from telling of her virtues and exhorting others to emulate them….[lengthy eulogy]

-Died: In Anson county, on the 2d December, 1867, Marcus C., only son of John GRADY, Esq., in the 26th year of his age.  He had been suffering thirteen years with inflammatory rheumatism, and for five years was confined to the house, and for the last ten months he was as helpless as an infant.  He joined the M.E. Church in 1858, and soon after was converted, since which time he has adorned his profession with a godly walk and conversation.… [lengthy eulogy]

 

Thursday, January 2, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Anson County.  Rebecca A. PERRY, vs. Nancy PERRY and others.  In Equity.  It appearing to the court that the Defendants, Nancy PERRY, Henrietta PERRY, Alice PERRY, Lewis PERRY, Cornelia PERRY, Floride PERRY, Irene PERRY, Jack PERRY, Minnie PERRY and Olive PERRY, reside beyond the limits of this State; It is therefore ordered that publication be made in the North Carolina Argus for six weeks summoning said defendants to be and appear at the next term of the Superior Court of Equity to be held for said county at the Court-House in Wadesboro’, on the second Monday in March next, to plead, answer or demur to said will, or judgment pro confesso will be taken and the same heard ex parte as to them.  J. R. HARGRAVE, C. & M.E.  Dec. 10, 1867.

-State of North Carolina, County of Richmond.  Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Term, A.D., 1867.  Harriet MALLOY vs. Daniel MALLOY, et al.  Petition for Dower.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that Daniel MALLOY, the representatives of Angus MALLOY, deceased, Duncan MALLOY, Mary, wife of Duncan MALLOY, the representatives of Sarah, (or Sallie), the wife of one BUNTING, deceased, and the representatives of Archibald MALLOY, deceased, defendants in this cause,  reside beyond the limits of the State of North Carolina; it is therefore, on motion, ordered by the Court that publication be made in the Argus, a newspaper published in the town of Wadesboro’, for six successive weeks, notifying the aforesaid defendants of the filing of this petition and requiring them to appear at the next term of this Court, to be held for the county of Richmond, at the Court-House in Rockingham, on the third Monday of January next, 1868, and plead, answer or demur to said petition, or the same will be heard ex parte and judgment pro confesso entered against them.  Witness Frank SANDFORD, Clerk of said Court, at Office in Rockingham, the third Monday in October, A.D. 1867.  F. SANDFORD, C.C.C.

 

Thursday, January 2, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, County of Richmond.  Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Term, A.D., 1867.  Angus STEWART, Administrator of Daniel STEWART, deceased, vs. John STEWART, Colon STEWART, William STEWART, Catharine, wife of James H. MORGAN, High STEWART.  Petition for a Sale of Real Estate.   It appearing satisfactorily to the Court that John STEWART, Colon STEWART, two of the defendants in this cause, reside beyond the limits of the State of North Carolina; it is therefore on motion, ordered by the Court that publication be made in the Argus, a newspaper published in the town of Wadesboro’, for six consecutive weeks, notifying the said John STEWART and Colon STEWART of the filing of this petition, and requiring them to appear at the next term of this Court, to be held for the county of Richmond, at the Court-House in Rockingham, on the third Monday of January next, and plead, answer or demur to said petition, or the same will be heard ex parte and judgment pro confesso entered against them.  Witness Frank SANDFORD, Clerk of said Court, at Office in Rockingham, the third Monday in October, A.D. 1867.  F. SANDFORD, C.C.C.

 

Thursday, January 2, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Anson County.  Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October Term 1867.  Alfred M. LOWERY, vs. Elijah H. CASON.  Levy on Land.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the Defendant in this case resides beyond the limits of this State, it is therefore ordered that publication be made for six successive weeks in the North Carolina Argus, notifying said defendant to be and appear at the next term of this court, to be held for the county of Anson, at the Court-House in Wadesboro’, on the 2d Monday of January next, then and there to show cause why the land levied on shall not be sold in satisfaction of plaintiff’s debt.  Witness, Patrick J. COPPEDGE, Clerk of our said Court at office, this second Monday of October, 1867.  P.J. COPPEDGE, Clerk.

 

January 23, 1868  NC ARGUS (Wadesboro, Anson Co, NC)

-Married: On the 15th inst. At the residence of the bride’s mother, by S. V. SIMONS, Esq., Mr. C. H. RATLIFFE to Miss Emma S. PRATT, all of Anson.

-Died: Near this place, on the 13th inst., after a protracted illness of five months, of heart disease and cellular dropsy, Mrs. Nancy HILDREATH, relict of William HILDREATH, age 74 years.

 

January 24, 1868, Southern Christian Advocate
By the Rev. F. Milton KENNEDY in the Methodist Church at Wadesboro, N. C., Dec. 30th 1867, Mr. J. M. LITTLE of Wadesboro, N. C., to Miss M. C. STEELE of Thomas Co., Ga.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

February 4, 1868, WESTERN DEMOCRAT (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.)

-Our friend, J. E. W. AUSTIN, has opened a new Hotel in Monroe, and our experience will justify us in saying that it is well kept.

-An Attempt to Break Jail – A ridiculous effort was made, on Friday night last, to get a white man, named John STATON, confined in jail here, (awaiting the action of the authorities of Union for his transfer to that county to be tried for some minor offense,) out without the proper papers.  On the night mentioned his wife, a very young woman, and her brother, were allowed to visit him.  While the janitor was absent and effort was made to remove STATON’S beard.  His wife then effected an exchange of clothing with him, sufficient it was thought for him to pass for her.  All being ready the jailor was called to let the wife and her brother out of the prisoner’s room.  As the female passed out into the light the jailor discovered that she had more beard than females usually have, although an effort was made to hide the face, and said: “Stop, John!”  John did stop, and turning his head over his shoulder, remarked to his wife, who was in the room in his “long togs,” “Didn’t I tell you they’d find me out,” and quietly turned and walked back.  After another exchange of clothing the true Mrs. S. was turned out to go home and brood over her disappointment. – Wadesboro Argus.

 

Thursday, February 13, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Obituary: Mrs. Elizabeth LITTLE, relict of the late Thomas LITTLE, was born in the county of Richmond, State of North Carolina, February, 1795, and died in said county, at the residence of her son, John P. LITTLE, Esq., December 4th, 1867, being in her 73d year.  Mrs. LITTLE’S name was LE GRAND. She was married early in life, and resided, up to the time of her death, in or near the neighborhood where she was born and reared.  Since her widowhood she had lived most of the time with her sons, and was living, at the time of her death, with her son, Capt. LITTLE…. [lengthy obituary, but gave no further family information]

-Married: Near Morven, on the 29th ult., by Rev. E. W. THOMPSON, Mr. W. A. PRATT to Miss Mollie E., daughter of Mr. V. PARSONS, all of Anson.

-Married: In Stanly county, on the 4th inst., by Rev. J. W. PUETT, Archibald C. FREEMAN, Esq., to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of A. C. and Bettie SMITH, all of Stanly county.

-$50 Reward: Stolen from my Stable, On the Night of Sunday, the 19th of January, a young B—[blurred] Horse, which will be four years old the coming May.  He has three white feet, (two behind and one before,) and a small white spot in the forehead.  One shoulder (the right, so far as remembered) has been galded, and the hair that has grown upon it is of a different shade from the regular color of the horse.  The above reward will be paid for the recovery of the horse, or for information leading to his recovery, and a suitable reward for the apprehension of the thief.  Uriah STATON.  Ansonville, Feb. 3, 1868.

 

Thursday, February 13, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Richmond County. In Equity, To March Term, A.D. 1868.  Arch’d [Archibald] PATTERSON, Adm’r of Jno. [John] M. McKAY, dec’d., vs. Albinus A. McLEAN, Hugh McGREGOR and wife Lyssianicy, et al.  Bill of Complaint praying Sale of Land, &c.  Giles LEITCH, Solicitor for Plaintiff.  It appearing to our satisfaction that Amelia C. CARVER, one of the Defendants in this cause, resides beyond the limits of this State, publication is hereby made notifying said defendant of the filing of this Bill, and that unless she appear at the next Term of this Court, to be held for the county of Richmond at the Court-House in Rockingham, on the third Monday of March next, and answer, the same will be taken pro confesso and heard ex parte to her.  Jno,. W. COLE, C.M.E..  January 28, 1868.

 

Thursday, February 13, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Richmond County. Superior Court of Law, Fall Term, 1867. John W. LEAK vs. John D. SHAW, and John D. SHAW and Angus SHAW, Ex’rs of Alexander SHAW, dec’d, and John McKAY and Duncan LEACH, administrators of D. K. MONROE, deceased.  Debt.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that John D. SHAW, and John D. SHAW and Angus SHAW, Executors of Alexander SHAW, deceased, defendants in this cause, reside beyond the limits of the State of North Carolina; It is therefore, on motion, ordered that publication be made in the Argus for six consecutive weeks, notifying the said defendants to appear at the next term of this Court, to be held for the county of Richmond, at the Court-House in Rockingham, on the third Monday in March next, 1868, and plead, answer or demur to the plaintiff’s suit, or judgment by default will be entered against them.  Witness, A. T. COLE, Clerk of said Court, at Office in Rockingham, the third Monday in September, 1867.  A. T. COLE, C.S.C.  By F. SANDFORD, Deputy Clerk.

 

Thursday, February 13, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Richmond County. Superior Court of Law, Fall Term, A.D. 1867.  Charles MALLOY, Guardian of Alexander MALLOY, vs. Milton McINTOSH, and John D. SHAW and Angus SHAW, Executors of Alexander SHAW, deceased.  Debt.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that John D. SHAW and Angus SHAW, Executors of Alexander SHAW, deceased, defendants in this cause, reside beyond the limits of the State of North Carolina; It is therefore, on motion, ordered that publication be made in the Argus for six consecutive weeks, notifying the said John D. SHAW and Angus SHAW, Executors of Alexander SHAW, to appear at the next term of this Court, to be held for the county of Richmond, at the Court-House in Rockingham, on the third Monday in March next, 1868, and plead, answer or demur to the plaintiff’s suit, or judgment by default will be entered against them.  Witness, A. T. COLE, Clerk of said Court, at Office in Rockingham, the third Monday in September, 1867.  A. T. COLE, C.S.C.  By F. SANDFORD, Deputy Clerk.

 

Thursday, February 13, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Richmond County. Superior Court of Law, Fall Term, A.D. 1867.  Joseph McCULLOCH vs. James BUTLER.  Original Attachment.  It appearing satisfactorily to the Court that James BUTLER, defendant in this cause, is a non-resident of the State of North Carolina; it is therefore on motion, ordered that publication be made in the Argus, for six consecutive weeks, notifying the said James BUTLER to appear at the next term of this Court, to be held for the county of Richmond, at the Court-House in Rockingham, on the third Monday of January next, 1868, and  answer the above complaint, or the property attached will be sold to satisfy the plaintiff’s debt.  Witness, A. T. COLE, Clerk of said Court, at Office in Rockingham, the third Monday in September, A.D. 1867.  A. T. COLE, C.S.C.  By F. SANDFORD, Deputy Clerk.

 

Thursday, February 20, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Wilmington Journal, 14th inst. - Terrible Calamity – We regret to announce that a fire broke out in the store occupied by Mr. Charles GUTHMAN, on Market street, as a clothing store, or in rear of it about 9 o’clock last night, which spread up and down the street, destrying five of the principal buildings on the South side of Market, between Front and Second streets.  The lowest building burnt belonged to the estate of Joseph WILKERSON, deceased, occupied by Mr. R. S. WALDRON as a dry goods store….  Dr. Thomas B. CARR, who resided above the store of Mr. GUTHMAN, lost everything, including his dental instruments, library, which was very valuable, furniture, clothing, &c….  The next building was occupied by H. H. MUNSON & Co., as a Clothing and Gentleman’s Furnishing Store…  The second story was occupied by Messrs. ARLINGTON & EVERITT, Surgeon Dentists….   The next building, belonging to Mrs. SHINES, under the charge of Col. FLANNER as agent, was occupied by Mr. WRONSKI, dry goods, and Allen EVANS, colored grocer…. Above was the daguerrean rooms of Mr. Vanorsdell…. Mrs. VanOrsdell’s loss is heavy…. 

-Married: At the residence of the bride’s father, near Ansonville, on the 11th inst., by Rev. T. A. BOONE, Mr. S. R. TOWNSEND to Miss Martha McLENDON, daughter of John McLENDON.

-Died: At his residence, near Rockingham, Richmond co., N.C., on the 6th inst., Mial WALL, Sen., in the 68th year of his age.
 
Friday, February 21, 1868, THE NORTH CAROLINIAN (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)
-Conservative Canvassers:
-Anson – Thomas S. ASHE, Arch’d [Archibald] NIVEN, C. R. LILES, W. G. SMITH, W. P. KENDALL.
-Cabarrus – William S. HARRIS, John M. LONG, Dr. L. S. BINGHAM, Dr. F. M. HENDERSON, Frank ROGERS,
 Samuel PHARR, P. B. MEANS.
 
February 21, 1868, Southern Christian Advocate

-Married: By the Rev. J. R. LITTLE, February 5th 1868, Mr. R. Fulton HOWARD of Providence, to Miss Amanda, eldest daughter of T. D. WINCHESTER, Esq., Monroe, N. C.
-Married: By Rev. J. R. LITTLE, Feb. 12th 1868, Mr. R. V. HOUSTON to Miss Celestia A., youngest daughter of Maj. D. A. COVINGTON, all of Monroe, N. C.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

February 25, 1868, THE WESTERN DEMOCRAT (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.)
-Married: In Union county, on the 2d inst., by I. M. REID, Esq., Mr. Larken THOMPSON to Miss Elizabeth CRAIGE.
-Married: Near Ansonville, on the 11th inst., Mr. S. R. TOWNSEND to Miss Martha McLENDON. 
-Married: In Lancaster District, on the 10th inst., Mr. Leander PLYLER to Miss Mary FUNDERBURK. Also, on the 16th  
inst., Mr. Asa WALTERS to Miss Melisia CARNES. 
 
February 25, 1868, THE WESTERN DEMOCRAT (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.)
-State of North Carolina, Union County. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions – Jan. Term, 1868.  C.A. PLYLER, 
Administrator of Daniel PLYLER, dec’d. vs. John LANEY and wife Cynthia and others.  Petition to subject Real Estate as 
Assets.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendants, John LANEY and wife Cynthia, reside beyond the 
limits of this State, it is ordered by the Court that publication be made for six successive weeks, in the Western Democrat, a 
paper published in the city of Charlotte, notifying said absent defendants to be and appear at the next term of this Court to be 
held for said county, at the Court House in Monroe, on the first Monday in April next, then and there to plead, answer or 
demur to plaintiff’s petition, or judgment, pro confesso, will be taken as to them and hear exparte. Witness, J. E. IRBY, Clerk 
of our said Court, at office in Monroe, the 1st Monday in January, A.D., 1868.  J. E. IRBY, Clerk.
 

February 29, 1868, PETERSBURG DAILY INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)

-Zebulon M. JOHNSTON of Cabarrus county [N.C.], aged about 32 years, was drowned in Rocky River on Friday evening, the 15th inst.

 

Thursday, March 5, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-It is our painful duty to announce that Dr. William H. GLASS, one of our practicing physicians, died at his residence in this

place, on Monday morning, about four o’clock, from congestion of the brain.  His illness was very brief, and his death took

many of our citizens by surprise.  He had not been in good health for some months previous, but he nevertheless continued to

attend regularly to his business.  During Saturday night last he was taken with symptoms of cramp colic, and shortly after

became insensible and remained in that condition until he died.   Dr. GLASS was about fifty one years of age.  He was born in

Caswell county, in this State, and settled in this place in 1838, and a year after married a daughter of Vincent PARSONS, of

this county, who survives him.  He enjoyed a large practice from the time he came here until his death.  He leaves no children.

 
March 10, 1868, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-The Argus announces the death of Dr. William H. GLASS, at his residence in Wadesboro, on the 2d instant, from 
congestion of the brain.  Dr. GLASS was fifty-one years of age, was a native of Caswell county, but had resided in
 Wadesboro since 1838, practicing his profession with eminent success. He leaves no children. 
 

March 13, 1868, Southern Christian Advocate
Marcus A. GRADY died of rheumatism in Anson Co., N.C., Dec. 2d, 1867, in the 26th year of his age.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

March 31, 1868, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-Conservatives of Anson county have nominated Archibald NIVEN, Esq., for Senate.
-Radical nominations in Caswell consist of two negroes, one white deserter from the Confederate army, one blatherskite and
 one scalawag. 
 
April 2, 1868, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)
-The track of land known as H. J. DUNN tract in Providence, Mecklenburg county, containing 374 acres, was sold at public
auction in front of the Court-House at Charlotte, N.C., realizing only ninety-five cents per acre. 
 
Thursday, May 4, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)
-Mr. George BIRMINGHAM, a blind man and a graduate of the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind of this
 State, is manufacturing at this place a superior article of brooms, and can supply families and merchants at very reasonable 
prices.  We have used Mr. B.’s brooms for some time in our family, and know them to be good. See advertisement in 
this paper. 

-Salisbury North State - Shocking Elopement – This community was greatly shocked on Sunday at learning that a young and good looking white woman, or girl, for she was only thirteen years of age, had eloped from her parents with a negro man named Wash SMITH, formerly of Anson county.  Up to this writing nothing has been heard of them.  Their object is, doubtless, to go to some other county or State and get married.  In this, we suppose, they will have no difficulty, as their right to do so has been held by some of our military commanders, under the Civil Rights Act.  The parents of the girl, we learn, are respectable, and this occurrence must be a sad blow to them.  The father has offered a reward for the apprehension of the “thief,” but we scarcely know what advantage his arrest will prove to him, further than the recovery of his ruined daughter, and even this he may be unable to effect…. [see below]

-We learn that the father of the girl, mentioned above, last week traced her and the negro to the plantation in Richmond county, belonging to James A. LEAK, of this county, and with the proper papers arrested the negro, and with him and the daughter started to return to Salisbury.  On the way back the negro made his escape.  Wash is about 22 or 23 years old and was formerly the property of Capt. Charles E. SMITH of this county.  Up to the time he was set free we always heard a favorable report of him for good behavior.  Since he has been set free we have no doubt he has been spoiled by association with scalawags and Loyal Leaguers.

-Union County – We rejoice to state that William DOWNING, Esq., Republican, has been elected Representative from Union.  Majority for the Constitution 29.Raleigh Standard.

-It is said on good authority that William DOWNING, who the Standard says is elected Representative from Union county, was a manager of one of the voting precincts in said county, and that he carried the pull box of said precinct to his house, and there counted out the votes alone – and counted them to elect himself.  We understand that this fact has not been reported to General CANBY.  We hope those whose business it is to look after these matters will make note of this. [Raleigh Register]

-Death of Col. W. R. D. WARD – On the 2d ult., Col. W. R. D. WARD, who moved from Warren county, N.C., to Marshall, Harrison county, Texas was cruelly murdered in that State, and robbed of a large amount of money.

 

May 15, 1868, Southern Christian Advocate
On the same day by the same, Rev. Wm. C. OWEN of the Baptist Church, Lancaster District, S. C., and Miss Lucinda MULLIS, of Union co., N. C., being the fifth marriage of the said Rev. Mr. OWEN.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, May 28, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Attempt to raise an Insurrection – On Saturday last Reuben MEDLEY and Vincent MEDLEY, (colored), father and son, former slaves of Joseph MEDLEY, esq., were arrested and had an examination before John BROADAWAY and M. P. MASK, Esqs., and committed to jail by them, upon charges of attempting to raise an insurrection and making threats to kill certain persons, one of whom, their old master, Mr. MEDLEY, was particularly mentioned….. Our jail still being in a ruined condition they were sent to Union county…. [lengthy article]

-The practice of carrying deadly weapons (guns and pistols) has been more prevalent in this section of late than ever, showing a total disregard to general orders from our military rulers relating to this subject.  The practice seems to be more general among the blacks than the whites.  No persons have a right to use arms now, except upon their own premises, and it would be well for all to know this fact…..

-We regret to learn that rust on wheat prevails very extensively throughout all this section – in this county, Union, Stanly, Montgomery, Cabarrus, and on towards the mountains….

-Mr. William HILDRETH, a hard working white man, with quite a large family, had his only cow killed by some parties unknown last week, about a mile and a half northeast of this town.  The cow had been missing for several days, and on Saturday the skin only was found, where she had been killed and cleaned.  Is work like this to be allowed to continue?  Is the entire stock and “seed corn” of the country to be destroyed without some effort to save it?

-We learn that S. W. COLE, Esq., has made a contract with a gentleman named LANDING, brick maker and layer, living near Laurinburg, to put him up a brick house on his corner lot in the “Burnt District,” west of the Court-House, on very favorable terms.  Mr. LANDING will furnish the brick and build the house.   –Maj. COLE hopes before the summer is over to begin building on his lot south of the Court-House.  –Mr. John RHYNE is laying the frame for a building on his lot in the rear of his corner building destroyed by the late fire….. Mr. THREADGILL’S house, west of the Court-House, is finished, all but some finishing carpenters’ work inside and the painting, and is already occupied by Dr. T. C. SMITH for his drug store…..

-Married: On Sunday, the 3d inst., in Forsythe county, by Aquiller PITTS, Esq., Mr. J. T. LOCKHART to Miss Eliza LITTLE, daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth LITTLE, formerly of Anson county.

-Married: On the 20th inst., by Rev. E. W. THOMPSON, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Tristram T. CARAWAY to Miss Sarah HORNE, all of Anson county.

-We have received a letter from Mr. B. H. HEARNE, of Greenville, N.C., calling our attention to the helpless and destitute condition in which the family of Reddick CARNEY are now placed, the result of the barbarous and inhuman conduct of the United States Troops, in wantonly burning the home of unprotected women.  Nothings was saved from the house; not a particle of clothing of any description, with the exception of what they wore at the time of the awful tragedy that cost them the lives of a father and brother, and the nearly fatal wounding of a husband.  The narration of the dreadful deed caused a thrill of sympathy and horror throughout the entire county, and many generous hearts beat with compassion for the defenceless and homeless family of the murdered men.  The condition is represented to be destitute in the extreme, and their suffering must increases unless relieved by the generous charity of their fellow people.  Any contributions, either in money, provisions or clothing will be most greatly appreciated.  Forward them to Mr. B. H. HEARNE, Greenville, Pitt co., N.C., who will see that they are properly applied.

-Notice – All persons are now notified that no further trespass will be permitted to go unpunished on the Timber of the Lands belonging to the estate of Daniel McRAE, known as the “DeJARNETTE” or “CAMPBELL lands.”  The rigor of the law will surely be enforced against all persons who as heretofore disregard this notice.  John McRAE, Executor. May 20th, 1868.

 

Thursday, June 4, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Removal of Disabilities – We have before us the bill passed by the House of Representatives, “To relieve certain citizens of North Carolina of disabilities,” and now awaiting action upon it by the Senate, and find all the counties in the State represented in it except twelve; these are Anson, Caswell, Cabarrus, Clay, Gates, Hertford, Jones, Mitchell, Onslow, Tyrrell, Wautauga (sic), and Yancey.  The citizens of the counties named must either be so “loyal” as not to need any Congressional “white washing,” or else they are so “disloyal” as to be beyond the pale of the Congressional clemency.  We find the following persons recommended from the adjoining counties:

               Montgomery county—John K. LOFFLIN, Jas. BATTEN, Jas. W. RESSAS, David WRIGHT, John C. NICHOLS, and Jas. B. BALLARD.

               Richmond county—Oliver H. DOCKERY, Geo. McKINON, John A. LONG, and Elisha T. LONG.

               Stanly county—Joseph MARSHALL, James E. MALDEN, Dumas COGGINS, Daniel RICHEY, Lafayette GREEN, Allen BURRIS, Franklin A. LAFTON and John A. MORTON.

               Union county—Wm. M. AUSTIN, Arthor STIGALL [Stegall], Robert BIVENS, Benj. F. FINCHER, Jas. McNEILY, Milos A. LEMONS, Jackson GREENE, Thomas W. GRIFFIN, Richard TARLTON and Asa BRUMBLOW.


June 12, 1868, THE PETERSBURG INDEX (Petersburg, Virginia)

-Died: In Cabarrus county, N. C., on the 1st instant, Mrs. Mary MORRISON, wife of Sam’l MORRISON, aged 82 years.

 

Thursday, June 25, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Married: On the night of the 21st inst., at the residence of Mr. A. DAWKINS, by W. T. WILLIAMS, Esq., Mr. James M. TESH, of Davidson county, to Mrs. Margaret A. WESSON, late of Marshall county, Miss.

-Died: In this county, on the 18th inst., of typhoid fever, Benjamin M., son of Edmund L. and Sarah E. McLENDON, in the 19th year of his age…. [lengthy eulogy follows]

-Notice – Is hereby given that Elisha TILLMAN, freedman, under contract to work for me the current year, has left my service without proper cause.  All persons wishing to employ will take due notice and govern themselves accordingly.  S. H. GADDY. June 16, 1868.

-Notice – Mr. Archibald NIVEN, Deputy Collector of U.S. Internal Revenue for the counties of Anson and Stanly, having resigned, I respectfully announce myself as his successor.  All his papers are in my hands, and persons in arrears for Taxes are informed that they must pay up immediately, as I have no authority to give any indulgence.  June 24, 1868.  J. M. WOOLLEN.

-$50 Reward – Stolen from the subscriber, on Friday night last, a Black Mare Mule, about five years old, rather above medium height, in moderate condition. Said animal’s tail is not trimmed, but is in its natural condition; her mane was trimmed in the spring. She shows some little white around the muzzle, considerable between right and left fore legs and breast, and in all her flanks; has a few very small scars on both legs below the knee, caused by poison.  Said Mule is supposed to have been stolen by a negro boy, about 18 years old, named John HUTCHINSON, in color a dark copper, about five feet eight inches high, stout in the shoulders, and narrow in the waist; has a very prominent under lip.  Said boy had on a pair of homespun pants, somewhat purple in color, a homespun shirt, and a brownish felt hat looped up at the side.  The thief is supposed to have carried the Mule into South Carolina, as he was traced within six miles of Cheraw.  The above reward will be paid for the delivery the Mule to me, or for [page torn]ation leading to her recovery, and for the arrest of the thief and his delivery to the authorities of this county; or $25 for the Mule alone.  James M. GADDY. Wadesboro’, June 23.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County.  In Equity.  Jonathan BAKER and Others, vs. Thomas H. BAKER, Petition for Sale of Land.  In this case, it appearing to the sastisfaction of the Court, that the Defendant, Thomas H. BAKER, resides beyond the limits of this State, it is therefore ordered: That publication be made in the North Carolina Argus, notifying said Thomas H. BAKER to be and appear at the next term of this Court to be held for the county of Anson, in the town of Wadesboro’, and plead, answer or demur to said Petition, or the same will be heard ex parte, &c.  J. R. HARGRAVE, C. & M.E., June 8, 1868.

 

July 17, 1868, Southern Christian Advocate
Married-
In Anson co., N. C., on 20th ult., by Rev. E. W. THOMPSON, Maj. J. M. WALL to Miss Helen BILLINGSLEY.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Sunday, August 9, 1868, WILMINGTON MORNING STAR (Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C.)

-Died: Mr. William NEWSOM, who represented Union county in the late convention, died suddenly last week from heat over-exertion.

 

August 28, 1868, Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Jane McRAE, wife of John C. McRAE, was born Feb. 26, 1806, in Anson Co., N.C., married Sept. 21, 1826, joined the M. E. Church in 1843, and died in Barbour Co., Ala. June 17, 1868.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, September 3, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-At the time of the burning of the Court-House of this county, last spring, involving the destruction of the records and dockets of the courts, a number of judgments and unsettled cases were pending.  Under the circumstances an act of the Legislature was necessary to restore these cases to the docket. Such an act was passed at the recent sessions.  We would therefore suggest, as it will take some time to get these cases up, that all parties interested consult counsel immediately in order to have their cases put on the docket at October Court.

-G. W. WILLOUGHBY filed his bond, on Wednesday last, as Sheriff of this county, which was accepted by the Commissioners, and he was sworn into office.

-A negro broke into the store of Messrs. LILES and LITTLE, at Lilesville, one morning early last week.  The noise he made in opening the money drawer woke young Vernon LILES, who was sleeping in the store.  He jumped up, struck a light, and found himself within a few feet of the negro.  Vernon fired a pistol at him but missed him.  Vernon then made for door to call for help, and the negro bolted through it.  Vernon firing again, but missing him.  Negro finally got off with a parting salute, which also missed.  A friend who sends us the above facts, states that about [illegible] time several were badly scared, and somebody could neither find his b-------ches or shoes.

-Died: In this county, on the 21st ult., Mrs. Lucretia R. POND, wife of B. K. POND, and daughter of Archibald CARAWAY, in the 60th year of her age.  She had been, for forty years, a consistent member of the Baptist Church.  A fond mother, an affectionate companion, a kind and generous neighbor, and devoted Christian, she has passed into the enjoyment of that rest which awaiteth the saints of the Lord.  … [note: She was married to Benjamin Kerby POND (1811-1899)]

 

Oct. 7, 1868 Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Martha McCoy to R. D. Whitley, Sept 29, Mecklenburg county.

 

October 9, 1868, Southern Christian Advocate
-By Rev. J. R. LITTLE, September 9th 1868, Mr. James M. PISTOLE to Miss Alice, daughter of M. and R. OSBORNE, all of Monroe, N.C.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Nov 7, 1868 Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Rev. D. R. Bruton Pres. Of Thomasville Female College to Jenny V. Mauney, Oct. 29, Stanly county.

 

Dec 2, 1868 Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Miss M. J. Gilmer to Capt. Samuel Grier of Mecklenburg county, Nov. 25 Cabarrus county.

 

Thursday, December 3, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Broke Jail – We learn that George BATES and James HARRINGTON, sent from this county for confinement in Union county jail, at Monroe, made their escape from said jail on last Sunday night, two others escaping with them at the same time.  These two last were for crimes committed in Union.  BATES, it will be recollected was under arrest, charged with aiding in the escape of MITCHUM, (convicted of burning Lanesboro’,) from the building temporarily used as a jail here, during the term of our late court; and HARRINGTON was serving out a sentence as one of the participants with MITCHUM in said burning.  BATES is an old offender.  Since his arrest here it has transpired that while lying around here he was a fugitive from justice from South Carolina, having made his escape from jail at Timmonsville, letting out some thirty others at the same time.

-On Tuesday night, about eight o’clock, the gin house of William WINFREE, located about two miles from this town, was entirely consumed by fire, and with it, gin and all necessary machinery and about 13,000 lbs. of cotton, most of it in the seed.  There is no doubt that this was the work of an incendiary.

-Married: In Stanly county, N.C., on the 25th ult., by W. H. D. GREEN, Esq., Mr. James P. FLOYD to Miss Margaret Jane ARLEDGE, all of Stanly.

-Fayetteville Eagle 26th - Distressing Accident: Last Monday night the stage from Warsaw, containing two gentlemen, Mr. SLOAN and Mr. Henry M. GILES, from Baltimore, was coming up. When this side of Clinton, Mr. GILES was riding out with the driver, and we understand was driving, and from some cause the horses ran off – When Mr. G., was thrown from his seat, caught in the wheel, ran over, and instantly killed.  The driver or Mr. SLOAN were neither injured.  Mr. GILES was a native North Carolinian, son of Henry GILES of Salisbury.  He had for many years been engaged with the well known grocery house of D. I. FOLEY, Bro. & Co., of Baltimore, where, we learn, he leaves a wife and two children. 

-Valuable Mill Property For Sale – I offer for sale my mill on Big Jones’s Creek, between Lilesville and Morven, formerly known as BENNETT’S Mill.  There are two sets of runners, one for wheat, the other for corn, the corn runners the best perhaps in the State.  The fixtures for making flour are all complete.  The water supply is never-failing, allowing of grinding in even the dryest spells.  Attached to the mill are about 25 acres of land, with dwellings and other buildings for employees of the Mill.  For further information apply to I. Y. WESTERVELT &Co., Charleston, S.C., the Editor of the Argus, Wadesboro’ or to the undersigned.  A. BAUCUM, Aug. 19.

 

Thursday, December 17, 1868  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

-Died: On the 14th inst., in this county, Miss Ma[page torn]IXON, aged about 80.

-A son of Mr. W. H. HILL, of Rowan, aged about 17, was killed a few days since, by the concussion produced by the discharge of an over loaded musket.

-Notice – All persons indebted to the estate of the late Joel E. HORNE, either by Note or Account, are notified to come forward and pay me by January 1, 1869.  J. R. INGRAM, Administrator.

-State of North Carolina, Stanly County. Justice’s Court, Dec. 5, 1868.  A. J. EUDY vs. J. T. HARWOOD.  Original Attachment.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that J. T. HARWOOD is not a resident of this county, it is directed by the Court that publication be made for two weeks in the Wadesboro’ Argus, requiring the defendant to appear at the Court House in Albemarle, on the 2d day of January, 1869, to replevy or demur, otherwise the Court will proceed as though he had been personally served with process and had failed to appear and plead.  Witness, J. O. ROSS, at office, the 5th day of December, A.D., 1868.  J. O. ROSS, J.P.

-Important Notice: All persons indebted to me individually, or as the administrator on estates of W. D. [illegible] or Jeremiah HENRY, dec., are hereby notified and requested to meet me in Wadesboro’, on the 1st day of January next, prepared to pay their indebtedness or to make some satisfactory arrangement.  All who fail to comply with this notice will find their papers in the hands of a collector very soon.  Lilesville, Dec 5, Mastin C. LONG.

 

 

1869

 

January 1, 1869, Southern Christian Advocate
Dec. 1st, by Rev. F. Milton KENNEDY, Rev. A. J. STAFFORD of the South Carolina Conference to Miss Parthenia A., daughter of the late Nathan BEVERLY, of Wadesboro, N.C. Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

February 19, 1869, Southern Christian Advocate
Married -
Also by the same, Feb. 4, Mr. John TREADAWAY to Mrs. Phoebe GRIGGS, all of Anson co., N.C.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

February 26, 1869, Southern Christian Advocate
By Rev. J. R. LITTLE, Feb. 10th 1869, Mr. P. A. BROCK of Cheraw, S. C., to Miss Mattie E., second daughter of Wm. E. and Sarah HORNE, of Anson co., N. C.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, March 4, 1869 N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Married: On the 16th ult., at the M. E. Church, by Rev. E. W. THOMPSON, Mr. W. T. SMITH to Miss C. N. WALL.

-Died: In Rockingham, N.C., on the 1st inst., after a lingering illness, R. T. LONG, Jr.  He was a young man of much promise.

-Suicide: We learn that Mr. Jonathan PENLEY, living near Piedmont Springs, in this county [Burke], committed suicide last Saturday morning, by shooting himself.  He placed the muzzle of the gun under his chin, and fired it by touching the trigger with a stick of wood.  He was aged 60 years.  We have not learned the cause of the act.  Morganton Press.

-Delila DAVIS, residing in “Sodom,” Person county buried the troubles and cares of life on last Saturday night by fastening a skein of yarn to her neck and hanged herself… Milton Chronicle.

-Dissolution: The firm of J. A. & J. M. LITTLE has been dissolved by mutual consent.  All persons indebted to us are earnestly requested to come forward and settle up and save cost. J. A. LITTLE, J.M. LITTLE.  I will continue the business at the same place where I will be glad to have the patronage of the friends of the late firm and also the public generally.  J. A. LITTLE.  Feb. 18th 1869.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County – William G. SMITH, and Samuel SMITH, Jr., Executors of Jos. [Joseph] P. SMITH, dec’d.  vs. Mary A. SMITH, J. H. BLASSINGAME and wife E. B. BLASSINGAME, Preston JOHNSON and wife, C. A. JOHNSON, Jos. P. SMITH, Caroline SMITH, B. A. SMITH, Francis A. SMITH.  Petition for the sale of lands to make assets for payments and debts.   Upon the filing of this petition it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the Defendants, Mary A. SMITH, J. H. BLASSINGAME, Preston JOHNSON and wife Cornelia A. JOHNSTON, Joseph P. SMITH, Caroline SMITH, Bright A. SMITH, and Francis A. SMITH, reside beyond the limits of the State, so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served on them, it is, therefore, ordered by the court that publication be made for them, for six successive weeks, in the North Carolina Argus, a newspaper published in the town of Wadesboro’, in the Fifth Judicial District, notifying and requiring them to appear before the Judge of the Superior Court, to be held for the county of Anson, at the court house in Wadesboro’, on the 10th Monday after the 2d Monday in February, 1869, and answer or demur to said Petition, or it will be taken pro confesso as to them.  Witness, Jas. M. COVINGTON, Clerk of our said court, at office, in Wadesboro’, the 2d day of March, 1869.  J. M. COVINGTON, C.S.C.  Pr. N. KNIGHT, Dep’t Clerk. 

-State of North Carolina, Stanly County – Justice’s Court: Richard HARRIS and T. K. COLSON, plaintiffs, vs. William H. MORTON, defendant.  Attachment.  The Plaintiff in this case having obtained a warrant of attachment against the estate of the defendant, and also a summons which has been returned unexecuted, it is therefore ordered that publication be made in the Wadesboro’ Argus, notifying the defendant to appear before me at the Court House of said county, in the town of Albemarle, on the 27th day of March next, to answer the plaintiffs defraud for sixty four and 96-100 dollars, which debt arose upon contract, otherwise the plaintiff will demand judgment for the amount aforesaid, and cost.  Witness, J. O. ROSS, J.P.    Feb 21st ’68-4-4t.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County, James B. BURNS vs. Edmond T. LANDING.  Attachment before Justice of the Peace.  The Plaintiff, in this case, having sued out a Summons for the defendant, Edmond T. LANDING for one hundred dollars, due from the defendant to the Plaintiff for Hauling Shingles, Lumber &c., with his wagon and team, and affidavits having been made that the defendant has left the county to avoid the service of Summons, and the Plaintiff having thereupon obtained a warrant of attachment against the property of the said Edmond T. LANDING, returnable before me, at my house in Wadesboro’, on the second day of April, A. D. 1869.  It is ordered that publication be made according to Law in the North Carolina Argus, a newspaper published in the county of Anson, requiring the said Edmond T. LANDING to appear there and then to answer the complaint filed with me in this case, or judgment will be rendered against him for one hundred dollars, with interest since 19th Dec, 1868, with the costs of this suit.  John A. GALE, J.P.

 

Thursday, March 11, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Anson County, Mary RUSHING vs. Thomas RUSHING and others. Petition for Dower.  In this case it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Hagan ALLEN [note: probably Hogan ALLEN] and wife, Ellen, William DAVIS, and wife Malinda DAVIS, and Joel RUSHING, are Defendants, and reside beyond the limits of this State, so that a summons, in the ordinary manner, cannot be served on them, it is therefore ordered by the court that publication be made for them for 6 successive weeks in the North Carolina Argus, a weekly newspaper published in the Fifth Judicial District, notifying said Hagan ALLEN and wife Ellen, William DAVIS and wife, Malinda DAVIS, and Joel RUSHING to appear before His Honor, the Judge of the Superior Court, at the next term, to be held for the county of Anson, at Wadesboro’, on the tenth Monday after the second Monday in February, 1869, and answer said Petition or it will be heard ex parte as to them.  J. M. COVINGTON, C S C., By N. KNIGHT, Dep’ty Clerk. March 10, ’69—6t.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County, Superior Court – Fall Term, 1868.  Thomas B. CRUMP vs. William H. HAITHCOCK and others.  Petition to reinstate a burnt Record.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that William H. HAITHCOCK, one of the Defendants in this case, resides beyond the limits of this State, so that he cannot be reached with a summons in the ordinary way - it is, therefore, ordered by the court that publication be made for said HAITHCOCK for six successive weeks the North Carolina Argus, a weekly newspaper published in the Fifth Judicial District, notifying the said HAITHCOCK to appear before His Honor, the Judge of the Superior Court, at the next court, to be held in Wadesboro’, on the tenth Monday after the second Monday in February, 1869, and answer the Plaintiff in said Petition, or it will be taken pro confesso as to him.  Witness J. M. COVINGTON, Clerk of said Court, at office, March 10th, 1869.  J.M. COVINGTON, C. S. C., Pr N. KNIGHT, Dep’y Clerk.

 

March 26, 1869, Southern Christian Advocate
-Mrs. Martha JONES (familiarly known as Mother JONES) was born in Virginia in May, 1783, was brought to Anson co., N.C., when an infant, was married to Mr. J. K. JONES April 1803, and died in Chesterfield, S. C., 4th March 1860, aged nearly 93. She died leaving a husband (about 100 years of age) and several children. J. C. HARTSELL.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

March 30, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mary Dorsey HEATH, March, Union county.

 

April 6, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Edwin R. HARRIS, March 27, Cabarrus county.

-Died: Riley J. YERTON of Cabarrus county, March 20, Mecklenburg county.

 

Apr 14, 1869 Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: W. P. Beverly of Anson county to Miss N. A. Teel, March 24, Anson county.

-Married: Julia H. Grady of Anson county to E. W. Ratliff, Mar. 13 [or Mar. 3], Anson county.

-Died: Sallie J. DEBERRY, March 30, Anson county.

 

April 17, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: William S. MEACHUM, April 11, Lilesville, Anson county.

 

April 23, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Lillie J. DEBERRY, March 30, Anson county.

 

May 1, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mary Henrietta SHERWOOD, April 16, Concord.

 

Thursday, May 27, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Several negroes, who said they were from Richmond, Va., called at the house of Jacob KIRBY, freedman, in the Pee Dee neighborhood, in Anson, just before the day, on the 21st, and requested him to accompany them as guide to the Railroad.  He told them he would when it was light.  They then asked for food, and KIRBY’S wife handed them some through a crevice, being afraid to open the door.  They then broke down the door, rushed in and clubbed KIRBY fearfully, and then shot him in the shoulder, the ball passing through and wounding his wife in the arm.  The villains then made their escape.  Our information is from a reliable source. There were two shots fired, and our informant is not positive as to which struck the woman.  KIRBY’S fodder was burned up by a set of scamps some weeks ago, who, being about to be discovered, it is supposed, took this way of being avenged.  Let them be arrested immediately.

               Two negroes, Ed HUNTLEY and Frank BENNETT, have been arrested and put in jail as the supposed perpetrators of the horrible act.

               Jake’s case, we understand from his attending physician, is very critical.

               Jake is Conservative in politics, and a most estimable man; and this fact, coupled with previous threats against him by Radicals, may, in a measure, account for the fearful onslaught against his life. [also see June 3rd issue]

-Our thanks are due to Col. W. D. BARRINGER, of Black Hawk, Miss., for a handsome list of subscribers.

-Child Murder – A most unnatural, and soulless murder, we are reliably informed, was committed upon a child recently, in Union county.

It seems that Jesse GRIFFIN, wife and the mother of the child Miss RAMSAY, who was raised by the GRIFFINS, are the accused parties, and the evidence points strongly to their guilt.  A son of Jesse GRIFFIN is the reputed father of the child, and it is supposed that for the double purpose of screening him and relieving themselves of a burden, they put the child to death.

               Jesse GRIFFIN is reported to be a notorious villain.

               The hideous trio await further investigation in the jail in Monroe.

-Tough Negro – We are informed that Ben RORY, near White’s Store, was shot while going to a spring for water, by some person in an ambush, and fifty or sixty squirrel shot lodged in his body.  At last accounts, he was doing remarkably well. 

               Shooting men has become entirely too common a pastime, and should be visited with the utmost rigor of the law.

-At the election for town officers, held on the 24th inst., the following gentlemen were elected: For Mayor -  E. D. GADDY, For Commissioners – E. E. ASHE, J. B. BURNS, E. HUTCHINSON

-Married: On the morning of the 19th inst., at the residence of the bride’s father, near Wadesboro’, by Rev. E. W. THOMPSON, Dr. E. A. COVINGTON to Miss Hattie R., only daughter of Jesse and A. E. EDWARDS.

-Married: In Lincolnton, on the 4th instant, by Rev. H. N. DAVIS, Dr. I. G. POLK, of Denver City, Colorado, to Miss S. J. RHEINHARDT of Lincolnton, NC.

-Below will be found a notice, taken from a Mississippi paper, of the death of a former citizen of Anson, a son of the venerable John FLOWERS….. Mr. FLOWERS’ age was 55 years.  Died: It is with feelings of sorrowing regret, that we announce the death of our highly esteemed fellow citizen, John FLOWERS, Esq., of Choctaw county, which occurred at Havana, Cuba, on the 17th ult.  Mr. FLOWERS, it will be recollected, had been on a visit to British Honduras, with a view of settling in that country, and on his return, embarked in the steamer Mexico, which sailed via Havana.  Thus has passed away among us one whom, to know was to esteem as a gentleman of high integrity and great moral worth.  We tender his wife and children our heart-felt sympathies, in this their great bereavement.

-Died: Mr. W. H. LIPPETT of Wilmington, after a brief illness, died on the 16th inst.  His death was lamented by all.  He was an estimable gentleman, and leaves an affectionate family and many warm friends to mourn his loss.

-Died: In Fayetteville, on Friday morning, Wm. McINTYRE, aged 77 years.

-According to previous arrangement, the Agricultural Club of Anson county met in Wadesboro’, Saturday, may 22d.

               S. W. COLE, Chairman’, and protem, called the house to order.  T. J. WATKINS was called to act as Secretary, Temporary.  Thomas ROBINSON was put in nomination for President and unanimously elected, whereupon S. W. COLE vacated the chair, and the President elect took his seat.

The Constitution and By Laws for the government of the Club were read and acted on by section, and after considerable discussion, some alterations were made, and the Constitution and By Laws were adopted.

               On motion of Col. W. H. LEDBETTER, S. W. COLE was nominated for vice President of Beverly district, H. A. CRAWFORD, of Wadesboro’ district; John M. ROBINSON, of Lilesville district, for Vice President, Townley REDFEARN, of White’s Store district; J. F. DUNLAP, of Cedar Hill district; L. L. POLK of Lanesboro’ district; H. T. KNOTTS, of Poplar Hill district; E. G. HUNTLEY, of Gulledge’s district; Wm. E. SMITH, of Morven district; John THOMAS, of Burnsville district; B. K. PONDS, of Diamond Hill district; and Jno. W. McGREGOR of Smith’s district; and were unanimously elected.

               On motion, D. McNEILL was elected Recording Secretary, and E. S. McILVAINE Corresponding Secretary.

               On motion, H. W. LEDBETTER was elected Treasurer.

               The President appointed the following members to constitute and Executive Committee: J. N. KIHLBORN, Dr. E. F. ASHE, S. J. EDWARDS, Thos. J. WATKINS, B. D. KENDALL, W. A. LILES, Jno. S. LITTLE.

               The President appointed the following members a committee to revise the By Laws and Constitution:  E. S. McILVAINE, D. McNEILL and H. W. LEDBETTER.

               On motion, it was ordered that the proceedings of the meeting be published in the North Carolina Argus, with request that all desiring to join do so at an early day.

On motion, the meeting adjourned to meet on 1st Saturday, of June next, at 11 o’clock, a.m.  T.J. WATKINS, Secretary, pro tem.

 

May 28, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Lt. John T. Downs to Nannie I. Dunn, May 20, Providence, Union county.

 

Thursday, June 3, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-We learn that Jake KIRBY, the colored man who was attacked and dangerously wounded a few days since by three soulless Africans, died on Monday last from the effects of the wounds. [see May 27th issue]

-Notice: By virtue of a Deed of Trust executed to me by John RUSCOE, dec’d, on the 11th day of April, 1860, for the purposes therein set forth.  I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, and the premises, on Saturday, June 19th, 1869, the house and lot, in Wadesboro’ known as the Mansion Hotel, and another Lot opposite thereto containing about sixteen acres, one-seventh of which will be excepted.  Albert MYERS. May 28th, 1869.

 

June 4, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Dr. E. A. Covington to Hattie R. Edwards, May 19, near Wadesboro.

 

Thursday, June 17, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-In Justice’s Court Stanly County – James M. REDWINE, Administrator, vs. Allen CARTER.  Summons and Attachment.  It appears to the court by affidavit, filed that the defendant in this cause is indebted to the plaintiff in the sum of $200, for damages of which occurred in Oct. 1865, and it further appearing that the said Allen CARTER is not a resident of this State, a warrant of attachment has been issued, returnable before me, at my office in Albemarle, 17th July next.  These are, therefore, to request the said Allen CARTER to appear at the time and place stated above, and answer the complaint of the said plaintiff, a copy of which is this day filed in my office.  Given under my hand and seal.  This June 14th, 1869.  J. O. ROSS, J.P.

 

June 29, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Miss E. C. Page of Cabarrus county to J. A. Petre, June 23, Mt. Pleasant.

-Married: W. C. Webb of Richmond county to Caroline Yates of Anson county, June 8.

 

Thursday, July 8, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Funeral Notice: On the third Sunday of July inst., at Cedar Creek Church, Rev. E. W. THOMPSON will preach the funeral sermons of William S. and William Gaston MEACHUM, (father and son.)  Services commencing at 10 ½ o’clock.

-Notice: This is to notify the public that Adam SIMONS and his son Miles entered into a contract with James C. CARAWAY to work on the farm for the year 1869, and that said Adam and Miles have left without consent.  If any persons hire said boys they become a party as breaking said contract, and the Law will be enforced accordingly.  Jas. C. CARAWAY.  June 25, ’66.

 

July 9, 1869, Southern Christian Advocate
Died - Fannie Levica, daughter of Rev. John W. and Mrs. Martha Ann ABERNATHY was born in Monroe, N.C., June 20th 1868 and died in the same place, June 15th 1869.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, July 14, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-We are authorized to announce T. S. CROWSON as a Candidate for Clerk of the Wadesboro’ Township, at the next August election.

-State of North Carolina, Richmond County. Thomas GIBSON, administrator of John L. FAIRLEY, deceased, vs. T. McLAURIN, Calvin STUART and wife Catherine, Mary FAIRLY, Margaret FAIRLEY, Angus FAIRLEY, Eugenia FAIRLEY, and Francis FAIRLEY.  Petition to make Real Estate Assets. It appearing to the court that Calvin STEWART and wife Catherine are non-residents of the State, it is ordered that publication be made for six weeks in the Wadesboro’ Argus, notifying them to appear and plead, answer or demur, or this case will be heard exparte as to them.  J.A. LONG, C.S.C., for Richmond County.

-For the Argus. Gulledge’s Precinct, Anson County, N.C., July 13th, 1869.  A convention of the people of this District, (No. 2) was organized by calling John ROBINSON, Esq., to the chair, and W. D. WEBB, Secretary.  The object of the meeting was briefly explained by a few appropriate remarks from the Chairman.  Col. L. L. POLK being present, addressed the meeting in his usual forcible style, explaining the duties of the officers of the district, and the importance of electing good and true men.  The Chairman then proceeded to appoint a committee to put in nomination candidates for different offices in the District.  The committee retired for a short time, when they returned with the following report: For magistrates, Joel GADDY and T. J. HARDISON; Clerk, W. D. WEBB; Constable, Thos. GULLEDGE. School Commissioners, John ROBINSON, R. B. GADDY, and A. C. CASON.  On motion, the report was accepted and the committee discharged.  On motion, the proceedings of the meeting be published in the North Carolina Argus.  On motion, the meeting adjourned. John ROBINSON, Chairman.  W. D. WEBB, Clerk.

 

July 23, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Dr. K. P. HARRIS, Sr., July 20, Concord (obituary).

 

Thursday, August 26, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Mr. A. C. INGRAM, living two and a half miles from this place, presents us with the largest stalk of Tobacco we ever saw – the leaves are 20 inches broad, by more than two feet long.  It is a mammoth species, called the “Havannah.”  He will give us [?illegible] of the amount per acre when it is cut.

-Died: In Forsyth county, on the 16th of May, Mrs. Elizabeth LITTLE, wife of Elisha LITTLE.  She was born in Pitt county, Sept. 23, 1802.  Mrs. LITTLE professed a hope in Christ, some 25 years previous to her death.

-Died: In this place on Monday the 23rd inst., at a few minutes past six o’clock a. m., Eugene Alexander, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. LITTLE, aged 5 months and 2 days.

-Married: At the residence of Col. J. McRAE, in the village of Mangum, on Thursday, the 12th inst., by the Rev. Mr. WOOD, Mr. George B. DUNLAP, of Anson, to Miss Mary A. PARKER, of Richmond.

-Administrator’s Notice.  The undersigned having, on the 9th day of August, 1869, before Judge of Probate, for the county of Richmond, qualified as Administrator of Dr. Owen HADLEY, dec’d, hereby notifies all persons having claims against the Estate of the said dec’d, to exhibit the same to the said Administrator on or before the 1st day of September, 1870, for payment.  All persons indebted to the said Estate are requested to make immediate settlement and payment.  Wm. F. BROOKSHIRE, Adm’r, of Owen HADLEY.  Persons interested in the above Notice can communicate with me at Pekin, N.C.  Wm. F. BROOKSHIRE.

-State of North Carolina, Anson County. Affidavit for Order of Publication.  Townley REDFEARN, administrator of Mary GREEN, Plaintiff, against David GREEN, John W. GREEN, Cyrus BARCLAY, Stacey E. GREEN and John M. SCALES, Defendants.  It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court by the affidavit and the sworn complaint, filed in the said cause, that the Plaintiff has cause of action against the Defendants; that the Defendant David GREEN is not a resident of this State; that, after due diligence, he cannot be found in this State, and has an interest in the land described in the complaint, on motion of ASHE & BENNETT, Plaintiff’s attorney, ordered that the summons herein, a copy of which is hereto annexed, be served on David GREEN, by publication of the same in the North Carolina Argus, a newspaper published in the town of Wadesboro’, in Anson County, one in each week, for six weeks successively.  J. M. COVINGTON, C.S.C.  [copy of Summons follows, but not included here due to length]

-$5.00 Reward. Left on 29th of July, a bound boy by the name of Job, said boy is 15 years old.  All persons are warned not to hire or harbor said boy; for I will certainly enforce the laws.  The above reward will be paid to any person for the delivery of said boy.  All information thankfully received, and suitably rewarded.  J. C. CARAWAY.  Aug. 16th, 1869.

-Notice: The undersigned, having taken out letters of administration on the Estate of Jacob KIRBY, deceased, hereby gives notice to all creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims before him on or before the 17th day of July 1870.  Jas. McBRIDE, Administrator of Jacob KIRBY.  July 17th ’69.

 

Aug 27, 1869, PEOPLE’S PRESS (Salem, Forsyth Co, NC)

-Died: Hon. Alexander LITTLE, aged 72, late a judge of the superior courts of North Carolina, Aug. 15, 1869, at his residence in Wadesboro, Anson County.  Judge LITTLE was an excellent citizen, an upright judge, a good man and Mason. 

 

Thursday, September 9, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-State of North Carolina, Richmond County.  Thomas GIBSON, administrator of John L. FAIRLEY, deceased, vs. J. T. McLAURIIN, Calvin STUART and wife Catherine, Mary FAIRLY, Margaret FAIRLEY, Angus FAIRLEY, Eugenia FAIRLEY, and Francis FAIRLEY.  Petition to make Real Estate Assets….. Calvin STEWART and wife Catherine are non residents of state…..

-State of North Carolina, Richmond County.  Superior Court, Fall Term, A.D., 1869. Petition to make Real Estate Assets. Lauchlin McNEILL, Adm’r of Niell A. McNEILL, dec’d, Plaintiff, vs. John McNAEILL, Mary McNEILL, Jas. McDONALD, and wife Sarah A., and others, defendants….. John McNEILL is not a resident of the State…….

-Mannah OXENDYNE, alias LOWRY, has been convicted of grand larceny at last term of Marlboro’ court, and sentenced to the Penitentiary.  He confessed that he belonged to the band of murderers and robbers who recently infested Robeson co., N.C.

-We were sorry to learn from Dr. MYERS, the attending physician, that the little son of Rev. W. S. McDIARMID, of Pekin, N.C., had his hand so badly burned the other day, that it is feared amputation of some of his fingers will be necessary.

-Terrible Death: Benjamin SAUNDERS was killed, the other day, at the raising of a cotton press, on the plantation of Mr. Solomon TOWNSEND, of Richmond county.  Our informant states that after the press was raised to a considerable height it fell, some of the timbers striking SAUNDERS on the shoulders and then, as he fell, crushed his head, killing him instantly.

-Accidental Killing in Cheraw – Jim, a colored boy of 14, and Sam MARSHALL, colored, 16 years of age, were examining the revolving apparatus of a loaded pistol, last week, when the pistol, in the hands of Sam, went off, and the contents took effect under the eye of Jim, killing him instantly.  The jury found a verdict in accordance with the facts.

-On Wednesday last, at about 2 o’clock, a fire broke out in a lumber kiln, near Mr. BROOKSHIRE’S mills at Pekin, Montgomery county, and it required great exertion to prevent its communicating to the mills.  About 2,000 feet of lumber, for the Saron [Sharon ?]church, Richmond county, were consumed. No other damages.

-The robbers of Robeson, who escaped from that county during the recent search, are now said to be hiding in the swamps of Little Pee Dee, in Marlboro’ co., S. C.  Three or four of them lately came out to Mr. R. J. TATUM’S residence, four miles from Bennettsville.  He fired upon them, and they fled.  The people of that section should at once pursue and take them.

 

Thursday, September 23, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-The Robber Outlaws. A letter to a friend in this city from a gentleman in Robeson makes known further particulars regarding the gang of outlaws and desperadoes, headed by the notorious Henry B. LOWRY, which have so long infested Robeson county.  The gang it appears from this information, extends through Whiteville, Wilmington, Georgetown (S.C.), Goldsboro’, Raleigh and Fayetteville, and numbers several hundred, both white and black. – Wilmington Journal.

-Administrators Sale. On Monday the 18th of October next, I will offer for sale, at Public Auction, at the residence of Dr. Owen HADLEY, deceased, all of the personal property belonging to the said deceased…. [lengthy list of property]  Wm. F. BROOKSHIRE, Adm’r Dr. O. HADLEY, dec’d.

-We publish this week, a call for a meeting of the Anson Guards, to be held in Wadesboro’ on the first Tuesday of October Court, in devise means for the erection of a monument over the remains of Capt. FREEMAN.  We are sure that each member of the old Guard will feel it an inestimable privilege thus to honor the memory of one whose name will survive when brass and marble have crumbled into dust.

-To Co C, 14th N.C.T.  Comrades: The memory of that August afternoon, at Bethessella [Bethesda?] church near Cold Harbor, has, we feel assured, not faded from your minds.  Then and there fell as true, and brave, and noble a gentleman, as intrepid and gallant a soldier, as chivalrous and kind and knightly an officer as ever gave his life to a glorious cause; for then and there our honored and beloved Captain, Eli FREEMAN, died.  To you, who knew and appreciated him, we feel that not a word more than a mere suggestion, in behalf of the object we propose is necessary, and by all the citizens of Anson we equally feel that an appeal to preserve, honor and perpetuate his memory will be met with an encouraging response. 

Capt. Eli FREEMAN’S grave, now known to but few, will soon unless we, upon whom the duty peculiarly devolves, take steps to mark it, in a lasting manner, its location, be unknown forever.

               It is proposed, therefore, that there be a meeting of the Anson Guards, in Wadesboro’, on the first Tuesday of October Court, for the purpose of adopting measures for the erection of a monument over his honored remains.  B.C.H., P.F.M., J.A.S.          Lilesville, Sept. 21.

 

Thursday, September 23, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-A Gold Mine for Sale – E. WOODBURN will sell fifty acres of land, including Gold Mine, supposed to be of extraordinary richness, located at about eight miles southwest of Wadesboro’. It was penned by Mr. CONLIN, a professed miner in Pennsylvania, and pronounced it to be very rich in gold. The vein runs east and west, and was traced by Mr. C., for two miles.  Mr. WOODBURN, not having the machinery for the working of the mine, offers it for sale or lease, on reasonable terms.  Persons wishing to examine will be shown – or anyone wishing information will address Mr. E. WOODBURN, Deep Creek, N.C.

-Executors Notice – All persons having claims against the estate of Hilliard C. PARSONS, dec’d, are hereby notified to exhibit the same to me or to Messrs. ASHE & BENNETT, in Wadesboro’, at an early day.  I am desirous of closing my administration of the said estate.  John W. LEAK, executor.

 

September 24, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Died: Mrs. W. Y. MONTGOMERY, Sept. 18, Concord (obituary).

 

Oct. 7, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: Mary L. Fincher of Mecklenburg to N. P. Tredwick, Sept. 23.

 

October 22, 1869, Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Mary G. MONTGOMERY, daughter of Dr. J. B. COTTRELL of Tenn., was born in Miltonsville, Anson co., N.C., on 31st March 1837, moved with her parents to Tenn. in 1857 where she resided until her marriage with Maj. W. J. MONTGOMERY on 19th July 1859, when she returned to her native State and died in Concord, N. C. 18th Sept 1869. [eulogy] R. R. PEGUES. The Episcopal Methodist at Raleigh, N. C., will please copy.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Nov. 10, 1869, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)

-Married: James A. Bradford to Margaret C. Johnson, Nov. 2, Cabarrus county.

 

Thursday, November 11, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Troops Arrived – We noticed the arrival of Federal troops which, we learn, are a part of the 8th Infantry, passing through the city to the barracks yesterday.  They are from Goldsboro’.  We learn a company of this regiment is to be sent to Chapel Hill, to aid the Governor and his State Militia to keep down the Ku Klux.  Ib.

-Tribute of Respect. At a regular communication of Kilwinning Lodge No. 64, A. F. M., held in Masonic Hall, Nov. 8th, A. L. 5869, A. D. 1869, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:

               Whereas. In the inscrutable providence of Almighty God we have been called upon to mourn the untimely death of our brother, Willis H. MILLS, who was taken by the hand of death from our Mystic Tie on earth on the 5th of November, 1869; and, whereon, we think fit that some public demonstration of the brotherly feelings entertained by the members of the Kilwinning Lodge for him is due his memory; therefore,

               Resolved, That, while we bow in humble submission to the will of that God in whom we as Masons trust, yet we deplore his death as a calamity which is deeply felt by the master Mason’s Lodge in which he has for many years proven himself and active and zealous member and warm hearted brother. We feel that his death, cut off as he was, in the strength of manhood, is a warning to us of the fate that waits us all alike, and should impress upon us the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death.

               Resolved, That we truly sympathize with, and would ???er our condolence to, the relatives of our departed brother in this their greatest bereavement.

               Resolved, That a page of the Minutes be dedicated to his memory, and that a copy of these proceedings be sent to the family of the deceased, and one to the N. C. Argus for publication.

J. A. GALE, M. A. MURR, W. A. LILES, Committee.  T. S. CROWSON, Secretary.

 

November 12, 1869, Southern Christian Advocate
Mrs. Mary PLUNKET, widow of James PLUNKET, deceased of Anson co., N.C., died at Wadesboro, N. C., July 29th 1869, aged about 55 years.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Death and Obituary Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, November 25, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Died: Near Byhalia, Marshall county, Miss., on Thursday, Oct. 26th, 1869, Anna Grace, daughter of B. F. and Mary C. BARNWELL, aged about one year and five months.

-State of North Carolina, Richmond County. B. P. COVINGTON, Guardian of Bascomb COVINGTON and Jno. P. COVINGTON, vs. T. C. LEAK and H. C WALL, Ex’rs of Mial WALL and Virginia COVINGTON…….  Virginia COVINGTON, one of the Defendants, resides beyond the limits of the State….

-Notice: All persons indebted to the estate of Joel E. HORNE, due by account or note are requested to come forward and pay up immediately.  John B. INGRAM.

 

November 26, 1869, Southern Christian Advocate
Nov. 3d, 1869, by Rev. F. Milton KENNEDY, Mr. W. A. ROSE of Fayetteville, N. C., to Miss Emma BARRETT, of Anson co., N. C.

Source: Holcomb, Brent H. Southern Christian Advocate Marriage Notices, 1867-1878. Columbia, SC: SCMAR, 1993.

 

Thursday, December 23, 1869  N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)

-Mr. G. W. GERMAN, of Concord, N.C., has shown us a model Cotton Press, patented at Washington last October, by the Inventor, Mr. Charles A. CALDWELL of Concord, N.C.  Aside from its being the product of Southern genius and skill, it really appears to be the most simple and practical Cotton Press now extant.  Mr. GERMAN is the Agent for the Press, and we hope he will meet with good sales through the cotton regions of the State.  As Mr. GERMAN has been heretofore an associate of the Press, we trust the papers of the State will copy this notice.

-Runaway – A firey horse, driven by Mr. J. H. ALFORD, of this town, cut up a few anticts (sic) in our streets on Tuesday evening last.  It seems he made a sudden turn at the corner of Rutherford st., and struck the corner post, which threw Messrs. ALFORD and WHEELER from the buggy, severely stunning Mr. ALFORD for the time.  The horse then proceeded to make mince pie of the buggy by a few Quixotic plunges and curves.  Mr. ALFORD, we are glad to learn, is improving.

-Our accomplished townsman, Mr. Hamilton McMILLAN, we are glad to learn, is about to establish a Military School of high grade in this town next year.  A good point for such a school and a capital head to guide it.

-Died: Near White’s Store, in Anson county, on the 11th inst., after six weeks of patient suffering, Sarah Ellen, youngest daughter of James R. and Mary A. GULLEDGE, aged 8 years, 3 months and 11 days.

-Skilful Surgical Operations – Last Summer, Dr. E. F. ASHE, of our town, in the case of a severe cancer, removed the breast of a colored woman.  She is now entirely well, with no indication of a return of the cancer.  He also removed a cancer from inside the mouth of Mr. PERRY, and he is doing well.  Both of these operations were extremely hazardous and difficult, and we think deserves especial commendation.

-The political disabilities of the gentlemen named below have been removed:  John BALLARD, J. R. HARGRAVE, Nathaniel KNIGHT, Jas. A. LEAK, John A. BOYDEN, of Anson.

-Notice: In as much as there is a dissatisfaction about the sale of the old Court House Lot near the centre of town, I will dispose of it for the use of the soldiers’ monument or for the county at cost and charges. A. BAUCUM.

-Notice: By virtue of an order of Court, I shall expose to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Court House in Wadesboro’, on Monday, the 7th day of February next, the House and Lot in Wadesboro’ belonging to the Estate of H. C. PARSONS, dec’d, adjoining Dr. W. C. RAMSEY and others.  The property is sold for the payment of debts.  Jno. W. LEAK, as Ex’r of H. C. PARSONS, dec’d.

-Notice: All persons indebted to M. C. LONG individually or to the Estate of William D. BIRD and Jeremiah HENRY will please make settlement to me by the 1st of January, as longer indulgence will NOT be given.  M. C. LONG.

-State of North Carolina, Stanly County – In Probate Court. Charles W. WEST vs. Samuel SMITH, Jr., Admin’r Hampton R. WEST.  Petition to Remove Administrator….. Samuel SMITH, Jr. is not a resident of this State….

 

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