ABSTRACTS FROM FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER 1855
Transcribed and shared by Carolyn Gibbons
Posted August 17, 2007 by Myrtle Bridges
"These abstracts include all of the marriages and deaths especially marked in the
Fayetteville Observer for the year 1855. I have also included items from
the news part of the paper, abstracting, whenever names were mentioned, fires, homicides,
accidents and illnesses.
D Death; any person mentioned in the item will be marked in the index with a D.
F Fire; these items usually include only property damage but do name people and/or business.
Any person mentioned in the item will be marked in the index with an F.
I Illness/Injury; any person mentioned in the item will be marked in the index with an I.
M Marriage; any person mentioned in the item will be marked in the index with an M." Carolyn
ult.; ultimo. In the month immediately preceeding.
inst.; instant. Within the same month.
01 Jan 1855
D In Moore Co on the 3d inst., Mr. K. SIMMONS, son of Bluford SIMMONS, aged 25 years.
D Petersburg Democrat: Man named STRICKNER arrested on the 25th inst., at Weldon, NC for shooting
a man at a cockfight in Nash Co. Confessed, but alleged he had good reason. Man shot died immediately.
D In this town on Sat last, Mr. Richard S. CAIN, late of the firm of COUNCIL, CAIN & Co.
D Cynthiana (Harrison Co) News of the 14th: On the 10th inst., Philip ROBERTS, aged about 90, one of
"Marion's Merry Men," died near this place. A soldier in the Marion War in SC & a soldier of the Cross in
the Methodist church over 60 years.
D In this county on the 17th after a long & lingering disease, Mr. Duncan McARTHUR, aged 69 years.
D N. C. Argus: Jonathan BAKER, sentenced at last Term of Superior Court of this county to be hanged on
the 1st instant & respited by the Governor until the 29th, was executed yesterday.
D At his residence near Big Rockfish in this county on Thurs morning, 28 Dec, Mr. Donald McGILVARY,
native of Sclate, Isle of Skye, Scotland, aged 82 years. Came to this town 1804 where he remained. MORE
I Wilmington Herald: Yesterday afternoon a pistol in hands of a son of C. H. DUDLEY, Esq., of this town,
a small boy, accidentally discharged and a severe but not dangerous wound was inflicted. Ball struck
neighborhood of left breast.
M In Robeson Co on the 19th inst., by R. L. MONROE, Esq., Mr. Duncan CARMICHAEL of Richmond Co to
Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. Wm. McRAE of Robeson.
M In Horry Dist., SC on the 20th ult., by Rev. J. L. SHUFORD, Dr. D. B. CAMPBELL to Miss H. H. BOYD.
M At the residence of David LEWIS, Esq., in Bladen Co on 21 Dec by the Rev. J. MARTIN, Mr. Elijah KNEW
of New York to Miss Lucy A WILLIS.
04 Jan 1855
D Wilmington Herald: Bill MALLOTT, a free Negro from Fayetteville, fell from a flat at Walnut St dock
yesterday afternoon & was drowned.
D Wilmington Journal: Tues night last man named D. FIELDS killed Mr. Francis STEVENS of Columbus
Co with a knife. FIELDS still at large.
M On the 28th ult., by Jas. L. YATES, Esq., Mr. John A. McDONALD to Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. A. B.
McKINNON; all of Richmond Co.
M At St. John's Church in this town, this morning at 6:30, by the Rev. Jos. C. HUSKE, Dr. James A. McRAE
to Miss Catharine, daughter of the late Laurence FITZHARRIS.
M In Robeson Co on the 14th ult., by Rev. F. K. NASH, John D. McNEILL of this county to Miss Mary
WALKER of Robeson.
08 Jan 1855
D Raleigh Star: Mr. S. W. WHITING, well known & highly esteemed citizen of this place, died Tues last
after a short illness.
D In Salisbury on the 27th ult., Col. Alexander W. BRANDON, aged about 60. Son of a Revolutionary
Soldier, himself in War of 1812, subsequently frequently member of the Legislature; long Chairman of
the Common School Board of Rowan.
M On McLennon's Creek on 27 Dec, by Wm. B. RICHARDSON, Esq., Mr. John M. FRY to Miss Lucy A. E.
STUTTS, all of Moore.
M In Carthage on the 2d inst., by William B. RICHARDSON, Esq., Mr. John A. GILCHRIST, formerly of
Fayetteville, to Miss Elizabeth PHILLIPS.
M In this vicinity on Thurs evening, the 4th inst., by Rev. D. S. WILLIAMS, Mr. Ruffus JONES of Wake
Forest to Miss Amanda R., daughter of Rev. James McDANIEL
11 Jan 1855
D Col. Abner PARKER of Orange Co, highly respectable citizen aged 61, committed suicide on the 26th
ult., by cutting his throat with a razor. Had been afflicted by death of his wife and all his children by
consumption; further depressed by symptoms of apoplexy.
D Wilmington Herald: Cpt. Elijah BENSON of this county, while on his return home last evening with his
cart, about 2 miles from town on the Plankroad, was fired upon by an assassin and shot in the back part of
the head, ball coming out near the ear. Dragged into the woods, apparently beaten with a club; found last
night; brought to town, given medical attention, but his case is hopeless, not expected to survive the day.
No clue yet. Page 3 notice: Mr. BENSON waylaid near Wilmington has died of the wounds inflicted.
M In Livingston AL on 28 Dec by the Rev. Mr. TICKNOR, Thos. B. WETMORE, Esq., formerly of this place,
to Miss Octavia T. HILL, daughter of the late Gen. James T. HILL, of Livingston.
15 Jan 1855
D Ex-Gov. & Ex-Judge David JOHNSON of SC died on the 6th inst. Dr. HENNEGAN, Ex-Lt-Gov., died on the 10th.
D In Wilmington on Thurs, 11 inst., after a brief illness, Mrs. Jane JONES, aged 60 years.
D In Chattoogo Co, GA, 11 Nov 1854, Francis KIRBY, in the 81st year of his age. Native of NC.
D Near the Gulf, Chatham Co, on the 11th inst., Mr. Robert W. PALMER, in the 39th year of his age,
leaving wife & 6 small children.
D In this town on the 8th, in the 21st year of her age., Mrs. Margaret McDONALD, wife of Mr. Henry McDONALD.
M In York Distr., on the 30th ult., at the residence of S. W. RUDROCK, by the Rev. J. R. PICKETT, James
M. HENDERSON, Esq., Editor of the Concord Gazette, to Miss C. V. CASTON of Lancasterville, SC.
M In Bladen Co on the 7th inst., by John HERRING, Esq., Mr. Wm. HARRINGTON of TX to Miss Sarah A.
MELVIN of Bladen.
M In Columbia on the 11th inst., by Rev. W. C. PATTERSON, Mr. W. H. M. HACKNEY to Miss Mary A.,
daughter of Cpt. Joseph SWOFFORD, all of Randolph.
M Near Harrison Creek on the 2d inst., by Rev. Furney PREVATT, Mr. Robert D. MELVIN, of Cumberland,
to Miss Maultsy, eldest daughter of Mr. Raiford FISHER, of Bladen.
18 Jan 1855
D In Montgomery Co on 30 Dec last, in the 68th year of her age, Mrs. Catharine REGAN, consort of
Bryant REGAN. Baptist 40 years. Illness of 11 days.
M Near Rockingham, Richmond Co, by Rev. R. LEDBETTER, Mr. Thos. C. LEAK to Miss Pattie WALL,
daughter of Mial WALL, Esq.
M On Thurs evening, the 11th inst., at John C. SMITH's, Esq., near Springfield, Richmond by the Rev.
Thomas GIBSON, Mr. Andrew H. ADAMS of Marlboro' Dist., SC, to Miss Margaret Jane SMITH.
M In Montgomery Co on the 30th ult., by E. G. L. BARRINGER, Esq., Mr. John K. SCARBROUGH to Miss
Eliza RICHARDSON, all of Montgomery.
22 Jan 1855
D In Moore Co on the 10th inst., Mrs. Flora DALRYMPLE, wife of John DALRYMPLE & daughter of the late
William WATSON. Leaves husband, children, brothers, sisters.
D In Oct last at Selma, AL, Eugene Albert, 3d son of E. B. Drake & Maria L. RAMSEY, aged 12 years 1
month 32 days.
D In San Francisco, CA, on the 20th ult., Mrs. Julia STANLY, wife of Hon. Edward STANLY, formerly of NC.
D Wilmington Herald: Tue last accident in Duplin at the steam mill of Mr. Halstead BOURDEN, about 3
miles from Kenansville; Mr. John ROGERS, the miller, killed; he is poor man, leaves wife & 5 children
M In Moore Co on the 17th inst., by the Rev. W. HOGSHEAD, Mr. Kenneth C. CHISHOLM of Columbus Co,
to Miss Ann KELLY, daughter of Peter KELLY, dec'd, of Moore Co.
M On the 9th inst., in New Hanover Co by Rev. Mr. GIBBS, Mr. Erskine McKAY of Clinton to Miss Emma,
daughter of Bryant NEWKIRK.
25 Jan 1855
D At his residence in Chatham Co on the morning of the 11th inst., of typhoid fever, Mr. Robert W.
PALMER, in the 39th year of his age. Leaves wife & children. Long obit by friend.
D In this county on Fri night last, after an illness of 10 days of pneumonia, John EVANS, Esq., in the 57th
year of his age. Formerly a merchant in Hamburg., SC, but returned to his native county, engaged in
D Old North State, 13th inst.: Last Tues in upper portion of Camden Co, William SAWYER, without vocation,
shot Henry BRAY, killing him almost instantly. Earlier SAWYER had beaten his wife; BRAY tried to stop him.
Both drunk. SAWYER escaped. MORE
D Of apoplexy in Raleigh on Thurs eve. last, Mrs. Caroline HINES, relict of the late Hon. Richard HINES.
D In Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland, on 20 Dec 1854, in her 70th year, Mrs. Marion BANKS, mother of
John, Charles, James and David BANKS, citizens of Wilmington & Fayetteville NC. On death of husband
in 1860, crossed Atlantic to visit for 12 months with her children. Returned to native land; buried in
Stevenston Kirk Yard, next to husband. Long obit
I Concord Gazette: A few days ago in lower part of our county, Cpt Nelson SLOUGH, an acting officer of
this town, having sundry warrants in hand against Wm. TETER, residing near Pioneer Mills, went down
on Fri last, taking Robert MORRISON, Esq., one of the Plaintiffs, with him. TETER shot him; 3 balls
shattered SLOUGH's right leg. Physician summoned, dressed wound; SLOUGH will probably lose leg;
now resting at Robert H. MORRISON's home. TETER still at large. MORE
M On Thurs, 18th inst., by Isaac H. FOUST, Esq., Mr. Lewis F. McMASTERS, Post Master at Soap Stone
Mount, to Miss Cyntha L., only daughter of And. J. SILER, Esq., all of Randolph Co.
M In Anson Co on the 16th inst., by the Rev. O. C. DARBY, Mr. Edward R. LILES to Miss H. M. BENNETT,
all of Anson.
29 Jan 1855
D At Eutaw, AL on the 20th ult., Mrs. Mary S. GULLEY, wife of Calvin J. GULLEY, & native of Duplin Co NC.
D Salisbury papers mention destruction by fire of house of Mr. Micajah GRIFFIN of Salisbury; occurred
after midnight of the 19th inst. All occupants burned, injure; Mary PHILLIPS burned fatally.
D Hillsboro; Recorder: Week before last John STEWART of Chatham Co was found dead in his neighbor's field;
at a sale drunk, tried to ride home; apparently had been trying to open the fence to ride through when pole fell
on his head, killing him. MORE
D In Raleigh on Thurs last, Benjamin B. SMITH, Esq.
D Wilmington Herald: Rev. Cyrus JOHNSON, D.D. of Charlotte, died suddenly of apoplexy on Thur in an Omnibus
whilst going to the railroad depot; on his way to Fort Mills to perform a marriage. Second clergyman engaged for
this; Rev. A. S. WATTS, previously engaged, died on the day appointed for wedding.
D In De Soto Co, MS on the 29th ult., Joel JOYNER, Sr., formerly of Johnston Co NC, in the 64th year of his
age. NC Telegraph please copy. MORE
M On the 23d inst., by Rev. S. D. ADAMS, Mr. Wm. WADDILL of Randolph Co., to Miss Rachael TYSOR of Moore Co.
M At Topsail Sound, in New Hanover Co, on the 25th inst., by the Rev. Mr. GRIER, Dr. Archibald McKINNON of Richmond
Co to Miss Margaret, daughter of the late Alfred SHEPHERD, Esq., of New Hanover Co.
29 Jan 1855
M Recently, in Pittsborough, Mr. Thos. J. PHILLIPS, formerly of Hillsborough, to Mrs. POE, widow of late Dr. POE.
01 Feb 1855
D Wilmington Herald: Youth named John COSTIN yesterday accidentally shot himself with an old pistol which he
supposed unloaded; ball passed through his right side. Thought he cannot survive.
D In Wilkes Co on 4 Dec last, Col. James WELBORN, aged 87. Colonel of the 10th Regt. Of Infantry in the
US Army during War of 1812; subsequently frequently member of the General Assembly.
D In this town on Mon night last, Mr. Wm. R. VALENTINE.
D At the Yadkin Bridge in Rowan Co on Fri eve., the 19th inst., Mrs. Mary LOCKE, aged 69 years 3 mos 15 dys.
M In Arcola, AL on the 17th ult., by the Rev. Mr. HANSON, Mr. S. A. HOLMES of Fayetteville NC to Miss
Mary W., youngest daughter of Samuel STRUDWICK, Esq., formerly of NC.
M At Christ Church, Rockfish Village, on the 28th ult., by the Rev. George BENTON, Mr. John MORGAN to
Miss Martha Ann PHILLIPS; all of Rockfish.
M In Salisbury at the Episcopal Church on Tues morning last at 7 o'clock, by the Rev. J. H. PARKER, Dr.
John L. HENDERSON to Miss Maria, daughter of J. C. McCONNAUGHEY, Esq., of Rowan Co.
05 Feb 1855
D Near Chapel Hill on Fri last after a protracted illness, Charles W. JOHNSTON, Esq.
D Wilmington Herald: Dr. Wm. CAPERS, a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at his
residence at Anderson Court House on Mon morning in the 66th year of his age. Elected Bishop 1846.
D In this vicinity on the 28th ult., Mrs. Elizabeth JACKSON, wife of the late Needham JACKSON, aged
about 70 years.
D At his residence in Marion MS on the 23d ult., William CHEARS, formerly of Anson Co NC.
M In this county on the 18th ult., by James S. HARRINGTON, Esq., Mr. Malcom McNEILL to Miss Margaret
W. PATTERSON, daughter of Mr. Duncan PATTERSON.
08 Feb 1855
D Lt. Robert E. JOHNSON of the Navy, at his residence in Wilmington DE Sunday last, aged 46. Native of
Warren Co NC, grandson of the late Jos. GALES, Sr.
D On the 31st ult., at the Goldsboro' Female College, Miss Virginia HOOKS, dau. of Raiford HOOKS, Esq., dec'd.
D In LA on the 17th ult., Maj. James LAWSON, 49, leaving widow & 8 children. Emigrated from NC in 1839.
D In Brunswick Co on 1 Feb, Drusilla Hasseltine Judson SIKES, aged 18 years 2 months 28 days, daughter of
John M. & Mary P. SIKES, of said county.
D On the 17th ult., at his late residence, Bannock Burn, Granville Co NC, Charles E. HAMILTON in the
39th year of his age.
D In Wilmington on the 5th inst., after a painful illness of 10 days, Annie, youngest daughter of A. J.
DeROSSET, Jr. & Eliza J. DeROSSET, aged 6 years 10 months.
M In this county on the 1st inst., by S. E. JOHNSON, Esq., Mr. Mathew HALES to Miss Nancy BUTLER, all
of this county.
M At C. F. COLLEGE on the 20th ult., by Rev. T. R. WALSH, Dr. W. H. GODBOLD of Marion, SC, to Miss
L. A. MENDENHALL of Anson Co.
12 Feb 1855
D In Mound Prairie, Hempstead Co, AR, on 24 Jan, Mrs. Mary M. MOORE, wife of Stephen MOORE, Esq.,
aged 42 years. Oldest daughter of Gen. Alexander GRAY of Randolph Co, NC, & mother of 12
children, 11 of whom survive.
D In Chatham Co on the 4th inst., Mrs. Margaret Cotton, wife of Gen. R. C. COTTON, aged 59.
D In Clinton on the 6th inst., Ella W., daughter of Dr. Thos. J. & Fannie E. BOYKIN, aged 1 year 6 months.
M By J. D. Cox, Esq., on 30 Jan 1855, Mr. Yancey WILLIAMS to Miss Nancy WILLIAMS, daughter of Mr.
John WILLIAMS, all of Randolph Co.
M By J. D. COX, Esq., on 25 Jan, Mr. Marmaduke WILLIAMS to Mrs. Elizabeth CRAVEN, all of Randolph Co.
M In Tallahassee, FL on Sun, 28th ult., by the Rt. Rev. Bishop RUTLEDGE, Lt. Lardner GIBBON, USN of
NC, & Alice Rebecca, daughter of the late John S. SHEPPARD, Esq.
19 Feb 1855
D In this county on Wed last, Mrs. Sarah MARTIN.
D Salisbury Banner: We learn that Mr. Maxwell CHAMBERS, lately deceased, willed to Davidson College
$300,000. Also left $30,000 to the Presbyterian Church in this place. The Watchman, subsequently
received, says Davidson College bequest is $200,000.
D Col. Francis K. HUGER, distinguished gentleman of Charleston SC, formerly of the Army, died Wed last
in the 83rd year of his age. Made noble & daring effort to release Gen. LaFAYETTE from his
imprisonment in dungeon of Olmutz some 60 years ago.
M In Moore Co on the 6th inst., by Absalom KELLY, Esq., Mr. Samuel C. McAULEY to Miss Martha
THOMAS, daughter of the late Frederick THOMAS.
22 Feb 1855
D Recorder: In Hillsborough on Sat morning last after a protracted illness of several years duration, Dr.
James WEBB, aged 81 years. Conducted for many years Agency of the Bank of Cape Fear at this
place & also faithfully discharged duties of Clerk & Master in Equity.
D At Chapel Hill on Fri evening, the 16th inst., after a short illness, Kate Stone, dear child of Samuel F. &
Frances R. PHILLIPS, aged 3 and 1/2 years.
M On the 18th inst., by G. H. FLOYD, Esq., Mr. Elijah H. PIGOTT of Brunswick Co, to Miss Elizabeth D.,
daughter of Jesse INMAN, Esq., of Robeson.
26 Feb 1855
D On the 16th inst. at her residence near Pittsboro', Mrs. Frances E. BAIN in the 93rd year of her age.
D Jas. S. TURNER, Secretary for Pee Dee Lodge, published resolution of respect on death of Brother,
Douglass R. ALLEN in the 25th year of his age on the 13th inst.
D In Raleigh on Thurs night last after a few hours' illness, Mrs. Janet HOGG, wife of Dr. Thomas D. HOGG,
aged 24 years.
I Collision occurred at Teache's Depot on the Wilmington Road on Fri last by which Dr. COWPER of
Murfreesboro' was severely injured.
M On the 6th inst., at Ashborough, Covington Co, MS, by Rev. A. R. GRAVES, Col. Wm. McNEILL of
Bolton's Depot, Hinds Co, to Miss Rachel, daughter of Hugh McLAUREN, dec'd.
M In Richmond, VA, by the Rev. R. B. C. HOWELL on the 21st inst., Dr. Lawrence A. McCLESKEY of
Mobile to Miss Emily A. LEE, daughter of the late Charles P. LEE, of Richmond.
M In this town on Thurs evening last by Rev. Wm. E. PELL, Mr. J. W. WELSH to Miss Mary A., daughter of
Mr. Geo. W. McDONALD.
01 Mar 1855
M On 6 Feb at the residence of Col. F. T. LEAK near Salem, Tippah Co MS, by Rev. B. H. CAPERS, Robert MAYO,
Esq., of La Grange TN to Miss Margaret L. LOLCKE; & Charles C. TERRY of Richmond Co NC to Miss Harriet M. LEAK.
05 Mar 1855
D Free colored man named Henry CHAVIS was killed near this town yesterday by a stab wound inflicted by
his wife; he said before he died it was done "in play." She has been committed to jail.
D North Carolinian: Wed evening, 28 Feb, in the upper part of the county in Barklaysville, Jacob JOHNSON shot
Jacob STEWART who died 15 minutes later. JOHNSON had visited STEWART's house earlier in the week, asked to stay
the night, was refused because he, JOHNSON, had disease. The night of the murder STEWART visited house of Mr.
Daniel STONE; JOHNSON later visited same place, renewed quarrel and shot STEWART. STEWART's age illegible, leaves
wife and 7 children. JOHNSON immediately arrested, committed to jail on Thurs.
D At Rocky Run, New Hanover Co, on Wed last, Mrs. Sarah Julia HILL, relict of the late Dr. Nathaniel HILL,
aged 63 years.
D In Salisbury on the 27th ult., at the residence of Mr. Thomas E. BROWN, Miss Mary FOSTER, aged
about 17 years, after an illness of only 4 days.
D In Raleigh on Fri, 24 Mar, of pneumonia, John D. POWELL, Esq., leaving a large family of orphan children.
M On the 22d ult., by Rev. B. ENGLISH, Dr. Dickson EVANS to Miss Eliza Jane, daughter of Gen. Wm.
EVANS, all of Marion C. H., SC.
M In this county near Fayetteville on Wed, 28 Feb, by Rev. Daniel JOHNSON, Mr. Hector McLEAN to Miss Catharine,
daughter of the late Archibald OCHILTREE.
M On the 25th ult., in Rowan Co by the Rev. Geo. B. WETMORE, John RICE, Esq., to Miss Elizabeth, 2nd
daughter of the late William HEATHMAN.
08 Mar 1855
D At Wadesborough on the 15th ult., Mr. Jilson B. DOUGLAS, aged about 54.
D In Union Co on the 14th ult., Mr. Abel STACK, aged about 60; and on the 11th ult., Mr. Job ROGERS,
Sr., at a very advanced age.
D Patrick McGOWAN, traveling mail agent on the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad, was killed at Weldon a few
days ago by EVERETT [father & son} of Spring Hill, Halifax Co & PRICE who were arrested & committed
to jail. Almost 50 years old, has wife, 7 children in Raleigh. Onlookers wanted to lynch the 3. Dispute
over $1.08 EVERETT said McGOWAN owed him. Later accounts state McGOWAN not dead, may recover. MORE
D At Ashborough on the 3d inst., John B. STRONG, son of Maj John M. & Eliza STRONG, of Selma, AL,
aged 16 years 7 months. Funeral from the Episcopal Church this afternoon at 3:30.
12 Mar 1855
D At Oaklands, Duplin Co, on the 3d inst., at the residence of her husband, Col. Christopher D. HILL, Mrs.
Emily HILL in the 28th year of her age.
D Bishop REYNOLDS of the Roman Catholic Church in North & South Carolina died at Charleston on Wed last.
D In Moore Co near Buffalo Church on the 1st inst., in the 46th year of her age, Mrs. Christian WICKER,
wife of D. W. WICKER, & dau. of R. & Catharine McINTOSH. Leaves husband, 3 children. Presbyterian for 30 yrs.
D In Duplin Co on the 13th ult., Mrs. Adeline E. KINNEAIR, consort of Thomas J. KINNEAIR, Esq., aged 44
years 4 months 16 days.
D In Richmond Co on the morning of the 4th inst., Jonathan HAILEY, aged about 80 years.
D At Baltimore on the 3d inst., Mr. WILLIAMSON, recently a clerk in the hardware store of Mr. Wm.
BOOTH, in this town.
D At Shreveport, LA on 12 Jan, John W. BURTON, Esq., Attorney at Law, son of Alfred BURTON, Esq., of
Beattie's Ford, NC, aged 86.
F Gale of Fri last, woods for many miles around this town on fire; wind carried from plantation to
plantation. Summer residence of Mrs. HUSKE, negro house, large quantity of [---] 4 miles from town
entirely consumed. Summer residence of John W. SANDFORD, Esq., same neighborhood, with all
outhouses, etc. same; Residences of John D. ECCLES, Esq., Dr. [---] P. MALLETT, of Wm. S.
MALLETT, Esq., saved with great difficulty. Carriage house of David A. RAY, Esq. destroyed. Dwelling
& outhouses of Absalom DAVIS, Esq. [of Moore Co?] destroyed; DAVIS, who was ill, saved with difficulty.
House of Mr. CRAVEN between Carthage & Bear Creek burnt. MORE
M In Wadesborough on the 2d inst., by the Rev. C. A. DARBY, Mr. John LAMBERT of Greensboro' to Miss
Mary Jane SMITH.
M At the residence of John A. JOHNSON in Chatham Co by Rev. O. F. OLMSTED, Mr. Geo. W. FOUSHEE
to Miss Susan C. STEDMAN, on the 27th ult.
M In Raleigh on the 8th inst., by the Rev. Drury LACY, D.D., Quentin BUSBEE, Esq., to Miss Julia R.
TAYLOR, daughter of the late Jas. F. TAYLOR, Esq.
M In Randolph Co on the 6th inst., by Geo. W. DORSETT, Esq., Mr. Gaston PARKS to Miss Susan E., only
daughter of Thomas BROOKS, Post Master at Brush Fork.
15 Mar 1855
D In Wake Co on the 28th ult., at the residence of his father, the Rev. T. G. WHITAKER, Dr. Romulus A.
WHITAKER in the 25th year of his age after a severe & painful illness of 9 months.
D Wilmington Journal: forenoon of Fri last the house of Amos WOOTEN, Esq., was struck by lightning;
one of his children, a little boy, was instantly killed. Whole family except for Mr. WOOTEN were injured.
D In Wilmington on the 10th inst., Mr. Owen ROTHWELL, eldest son of Cpt A. B. ROTHWELL, aged abt 29 yrs.
D At Hartford CT on Wed the 7th inst., William S. DENNING aged 70. Only remaining brother of Gurdon
DENNING, Esq., of this place.
M In Wadesboro' on the 1st inst., by the Rev. O. A. DARBY, Mr. John W. LAMBERTH of Davidson Co to
Miss Mary J., daughter of Mr. Samuel SMITH of Wadesborough.
M This morning by Rev. W. E. PELL, Mr. Samuel H. STEEL to Miss Adellia V. BEVIL, all of this town. See
19 Mar 1855
M At Mr. Hollum STURDIVANT's in Anson Co on the 1st inst., by John R. BARBER, Esq., Mr. Alexander
BILES to Miss Fanny GATEWOOD, all of Anson.
19 Mar 1855
D In Raleigh on Mon the 12th inst., Mary BLOUNT, daughter of L'OB. & N. H. BRANCH, aged 14 months.
[should that be L. O'B.?]
D Of paralysis in Moore Co on the 13th ult., Catharine McCRUMMEN, native of the Isle of Skye, Scotland,
in the 86th year of her age. Presbyterian 50 years.
D In addition to heretofore mentioned damage done in neighboring counties by late fire, learn Lauchlin
McNEILL, Esq., of Robeson; lost a valuable Negro man [UNNAMED] by falling of a burning tree.
D In Whiteville, Columbus Co, NC, on the 13th inst., James Columbus, only child of Thomas M. & Dorothy
SMITH, aged 3 years 4 months 4 days.
D In Chatham on 9th inst., Mr. David VESTAL in the 81st year of his age. Member Christian Church 20 yrs.
D Selma AL Reporter: At Ashborough NC, John B., eldest son of Maj John M. STRONG of this city, in 17th
year of his age. Gone from home to prepare for college courses; Buried at Fayetteville on the 8th inst.
D Referring to fire mentioned 12 Mar, also Lauchlin McNEILL, Esq. of Robeson lost a valuable Negro man
by the falling of a burning tree; great damage done to his plantation. In Moore, Mr. BRITT had his
dwelling house consumed, lost his little child in it.
D In Elizabethtown, Bladen Co on Wed, 28 Feb Cpt James CHILD, aged 82 years. Many years citizen of
Hillsborough; member of House of commons from that borough; for last 20 years resided Bladen Co.
F Argus has following particulars of losses by late fire in Moore & Richmond: Richmond Co sufferers
include Messrs. HILL & LIGON, extensively engaged in turpentine business on Mark's Creek; Malcolm
CAMPBELL on Hill Creek, engaged in same; John FAIRLY, Archibald PRIEST, John McNEILL, Daniel
SINCLAIR, Mrs. McGILVARY, John A. MORRISON, Angus W. CAMPBELL, Mrs. McSWEEN, Matthew
THROWER, George NORTHAM, Harris G. TERRY, Walter COVINGTON, John G. WATSON, Stephen
PANKEY, Joseph HINES, Solomon TOWNSEND, Thomas GARRETT, Thomas ROPER, Isaac
McCASKILL, Benjamin W. COVINGTON, Franklin C. SMITH & others. MORE
F Referring to fire mentioned 12 Mar: Losses in Richmond Co: Mr. HILL & Mr. LIGON, extensively
engaged in turpentine business, on Mark's Creek; Malcolm CAMPBELL on Hill Creek, same business;
John FAIRLY, Archibald PRIEST, John McNEILL, Daniel SINCLAIR, Mrs. McGILVARY, John A. MORRISON,
Angus W. CAMPBELL, Mrs. McSWEEN, Matthew THROWER, George NORTHAM, Harris G. TERRY, Walter COVINGTON,
John G. WATSON, Stephen PANKEY, Joseph HINES, Solomon TOWNSEND, Thomas GARRETT, Thomas ROPER, Isaac
McCASKILL, Benjamin W. COVINGTON, Franklin C. SMITH & others were materially injured.
M on the 15th inst., by the Rev. W. E. PELL, Mr. Sam'l H. STEEL to Miss Addella V., daughter of the late J.
W. BEVILL, all of this place. [almost same as in 15 Mar 1855]
22 Mar 1855
D In Robeson Co on the 15th inst., Mrs. Mary McGUGAN, in the 77th year of her age, consort of Daniel
McGUGAN, Sr. Emigrated from Isle of Knapdale, Scotland in 1801. Long member of Presbyterian Church.
26 Mar 1855
D Hillsboro Recorder: Wed last week house of Mrs. Margaret WOODS on Little River 7 miles east of that
place, was burned and she in it. Evidence before jury sufficient to authorize commitment of Pressley
RILEY on suspicion of having killed Mrs. WOODS & set fire to the house.
D At Phillipsburg, MS, on the 3d inst., Mr. James J. GARRETT.
D In Robeson Co near the Cross Roads after an illness of 8 days, Mrs. Margaret GALBREATH, wife of
Neill GALBREATH & 2nd daughter of Neill & Sarah McNEILL, of Cumberland Co; Presbyterian. Argus
29 Mar 1855
D In Chapel Hill on Tues, 20th inst., Susan Meade, only surviving child of Samuel F. & Frances R.
PHILLIPS, aged 16 months.
D On 6 Jan last on board Brig Cardiff on passage to South America, Mr. Frederick E. METTS, native of
Lenoir Co, NC & recently resident of Wilmington, aged about 26 years.
I Spirit of the Age: On Tues last Mr. McGUGAN, who was hot in the affray in Weldon a few weeks since,
brought to Raleigh, his place of residence; seems out of danger.
M In Chatham Co on the 22d inst., at the residence of William HEADEN, Esq., by the Rev. Mr.
YARBROUGH, Mr. Eli PENRY of Lexington, to Mrs. Catharine A. HEADEN.
02 Apr 1855
D In Salisbury on 24th inst., Annie Elizabeth, infant dau. of Mrs. Sarah E. & Rev. A. BAKER, aged 10 mos.
D Salisbury Watchman: In Salisbury on Thurs last after a long & painful illness, Mrs. Mary DAVIS, wife of
D. A. DAVIS, aged about 35 years. Leaves husband & 5 young children.
D At his plantation on Clark's Creek in Montgomery Co on the 22d ult., at age of 77 years, John
DeBERRY. Native of the county.
F North Carolinian: On Thurs evening dwelling house of Mr. J. D. WILLIAMS was discovered to be on fire
but was extinguished after burning 2 or 3 square feet of roof.
M At Rockfish Village on the 1st inst., by A. ALDEN, Esq., Mr. Levi ENNIS of Johnston Co to Miss Clarky
BIGGS of Cumberland.
M In Moore Co on the 1st inst., by Rev. D. S. WILLIAMS, Mr. Henry CUPTON [or GUPTON] of Franklin Co
to Miss Mary, daughter of Jacob MATTHEWS, Esq., of the former county.
05 Apr 1855
D On 9th ult., near Coffeeville, Yalogusha Co, MS, of aneurism of the neck, Mrs. Ann C. TURNER, wife of
Alfred TURNER & daughter of the late Jonathan CARR of Sampson Co, NC.
D NC gentleman missing after destruction of the steamer Bulletin on the Mississippi on 24th ult., was
named McCONAHAY & not McCAUSHE as reported by telegraph. Three other North Carolinians on
board who were saved: Messrs. Robert & J. J. FOREMAN & John PEEBLES.
D In this town on Tues afternoon, 3d inst., Mrs. Catharine HAWLEY, relict of the late William L. HAWLEY of
this town. Father (unnamed) died when she was young woman; widowed early with 2 little children. Long obit
M In Montgomery Co on the 26th ult., at the residence of Hertwell GREEN, by Jeremiah LUTHER, Esq., Mr.
James F. GREEN to Miss Elizabeth RUSH, both of Montgomery Co.
M In Wilmington by Rev. S. M. FROST, Mr. James D. PEARSALL, of Duplin, to Miss Martha A. WHITAKER,
daughter of J. R. WHITAKER, Esq.
09 Apr 1855
D At residence of his father in Montgomery Co on the 10th ult., after a long illness, Francis RICHARDSON,
in the 26th year of his age; son of Peter & Ann RICHARDSON. Long obit
D In Barbacue Precinct, Harnett Co, on the 4th inst., Mrs. Jane CAMERON in the 82nd year of her age,
leaving 11 children.
D In De Soto Co, MS on the 15th ult., Mrs. Edith JOYNER, relict of the late Joel JOYNER, Sr., dec'd
formerly of Johnston Co, NC. Aged about 60 years. Member Christian Church.
D At Greensboro; on the 2d inst., Wm. R. WALKER, Esq.; son-in-law of ex-Gov. MOREHEAD, at whose
house he died.
D In Richmond Co on the 7th ult., after a protracted & excruciating illness, Dr. Wiley SMITH, about 40
years of age, leaving wife & 2 children.
M In Moore Co on 29 Mar by Dan'l McKENZIE, Esq.., Mr. John McKENZIE of Montgomery Co to Miss Eliza
M In Duplin Co on 3d inst., by Rev. A. GRAY, Mr. Henry STEVENS of Sampson to Miss Martha C. BEST,
daughter of Rowland BEST, Esq.
M In Duplin Co on 29 Mar last by Blaney WILLIAMS, Esq., Mr. John F. RHODES to Miss Barbara Ann
MILLER, all of Duplin.
12 Apr 1855
D In Wilmington on 31 Mar, Mrs. Charlotte TOOMER, consort of the late Joshua H. TOOMER, aged 58
years 5 months.
D In Baltimore on the 1st inst., John A. GREEN, of Goldsboro' , Wayne Co, aged 51; many years Clerk of
the County Court of Chat Co.
D This morning, Mrs. Laura C. PEARCE, wife of J. W. PEARCE, Esq., & daughter of Jas. MARTINE, Esq.
Funeral tomorrow afternoon at 3:30.
D Spirit of the Age: Rev. John PURIFY, at his residence in Harnett Co on 27th ult. Minister Baptist Church
for 50 years, 48 of which he had been member of the Raleigh Association.
16 Apr 1855
D At Columbia, SC on the 11th inst., Thomas L. PEARCE, son of the late Rev. John PEARCE, aged about 25 yrs.
D In Anson Co on the 6th inst., Mr. William H. STURDIVANT, aged about 40 years. Volunteer in late war
with Mexico; in several battles at National Bridge & other quarters.
D In Moore Co on the 14th ult., Murdoch FERGUSON, aged 74 years. Also on the same day Geo. W. BLACK in the
16th year of his age, son of John B. BLACK. Also, Mrs. Sarah John JOHNSON, wife of Wm. JOHNSON, aged abt 38 yrs.
D On the passenger train between Charlotte & Chester C. H., SC, on the 31st ult., Dr. William C. McREE,
late of Morganton, NC, aged about 37.
D In Columbia Co, East FL, 3 Feb Susan Ann CARAWAY, wife of Archibald CARAWAY, aged 37. Born
Sampson Co, NC, married to Archibald of Darlington Dist., SC in 1835; moved to FL in 1848.
D In Charlotte on the 7th inst., after a long illness, Mr. Alexander SPRINGS, aged about 40 years.
D In Pensacola on the 31st ult., of apoplexy, Mr. Neil H. HORTON, formerly of Hillsborough, NC, but
recently of Mobile, AL. Sudden & unexpected. About 58 years of age. MORE
F Wilmington Herald: This morning about 4 am, distilleries of Messrs. MOORE, STANLY & Co., in the
Northern limits, in short time consumed by fire. Loss about $1,500. No Insurance. Accidental.
19 Apr 1855
D On the 14th inst., in Montgomery, AL, Mary Amelia, daughter of Catharine G. & W. G. WILLIAMSON,
aged 4 years 11 months 15 days.
D In Sampson Co on the 17th inst., of laryngitis, 3d day of the disease, Mrs. Susan Ann, consort of Mr.
John K. DARDEN, aged 32 years. Member Baptist Church.
D At his residence in Richmond Co, NC, about 1:00 on morning of the 10th inst., Mr. Thomas LITTLE, in
the 74th year of his age. Born Cumberland Co near Carlisle, in north of England 1 Sep 1781; emigrated to
this country about 1806. Early life after reaching this country in SC but about 1820 settled on Pee Dee
River in upper Richmond Co where he resided until death.
D In this town on Thurs, 12th inst., William Henry, infant of J. J. & Susannah REGISTER, aged 1 mo. 13 dys.
D Sun morning last very valuable & trusted Negro man belonging to Jonathan EVANS, Esq., of this county,
drowned in the Cape Fear River. Supposedly intoxicated. On Fri last, valuable man belonging to Mr. Jas. M.
MIDDLETON run over by the cars of the Wilmington & Weldon RR & killed. On train, accidentally pushed off.
F Wilmington Herald: Fires raging between this place & Wrightsville Fri. Mr. John A. SANDERS; loss
heavy, nearly $7,000; about 1,000 cords of wood belonging to Mr. McILHENNY destroyed. MORE
I Mr. Moses EINSTEIN of Kinston NC blew up his store on the evening of the 11th inst., by unthoughtfully
placing a lighted cigar on a keg of powder. About fortnight previously he had effected insurance in the
Fayetteville Mutual Co for $2500. Injured much if not fatally.
23 Apr 1855
D At Dry Run, in New Hanover Co on 31 Mar after a chronic disease of 12 months duration, Mr. Stephen
COSTIN in the 33rd year of his age.
D At Greenville, C. H., SC, on 24 Feb, Miss Mary Jane SMITH, eldest daughter of the Rev. Dr. Whitefoord
SMITH, in the 20th year of her age.
D Hillsboro' Recorder: Thurs last week, Mrs. Nancy WMITH, wife of Mr. Hosea SMITH of this county,
committed suicide by hanging herself. About 55 years of age. Domestic troubles assumed cause.
D Hugh McQUEEN, Esq., of Galveston, on the 1st inst., at Lagrange TX. Native Chatham Co, NC;
represented that county in State Legislature. Lawyer; Attorney General NC for several years.
Removed to TX 10-12 years ago. In Mexican war at storming of Monterey. MORE
D At the residence of her step father, McNeil McPHAUL, in Robeson Co on the 9th inst., Mrs. Syrena Mary
Jane McLEOD, wife of Mr. Angus McLEOD of Cumberland Co.
D At the residence of Dr. BECKWITH in Petersburg, VA on Fri last, Mrs. Ann TAYLOR, formerly of
Newbern NC in the 80th year of her age.
D At her res.in Caswell Co on Sun the 8th inst., Mrs. Ann E. YANCEY, relict of the late Hon. Bartlet YANCEY.
F More Fires in woods; destroyed portion of U. S. Arsenal fence, damage to premises of Messrs. J. G.
SHEPHERD, J. M. ROSE, & others. Raged on both sides of the Plank Road near Sheriff JOHNSON's.
Southeast of town damage done to farm of T. J. ROBINSON, Esq. Most serious losses we have heard
of were at Mary's Garden, over the river, several buildings of T. R. UNDERWOOD, Esq. were burnt.
Wilmington Journal says fires raging in Brunswick Co last night; portion of trestle work on Manchester
Road, road on this side of bridge, house occupied by Mr. John REGISTER, overseer on the road.
M At Kenansville on the 4th inst., by Rev. J. M. SPRUNT, Mr. Peter H. ALBERTSON to Mrs. Eliza M.
GWYER of Wilmington. Also, at the same place on the same day by the same, Mr. Leonard CHRISS to
Miss Elizabeth DOHMOR, both of Kenansville. In the vicinity, by the same, on the 6th ult., Mr. Alsa
SOUGHERLAND of Kenansville to Miss Lucy J. CARR, daughter of the late David CARR.
M At Kenansville on the 12th inst., by Jas. D. PEARSALL, Esq., Mr. Edward L. WATSON to Mrs. Elizabeth
SULLIVAN. Also by the same on the same day in the neighborhood, Mr. Jas. EVANS of Bladen Co to
Miss Elizabeth TUCKER, daughter of Mr. James TUCKER.
M In Moore Co on the 12th inst., at the residence of Gen. DOWD by Rev. A. L. STOWE, Jackson McRAE
to Miss Amelia I., youngest daughter of the late Rev. Eli PHILLIPS, deceased.
M At Petersburg VA on the 18th inst., by the Rev. Mr. GIBSON, Gen. Robt. W. HAYWOOD of Raleigh to
Miss Mary J., daughter of Thos. WHITE, Esq.
M In the Catholic Church in this place on the 15th inst., by Rev. Dr. RYAN, Mr. Bernard SPRIGHTLEY to
Mrs. Elizabeth A. BAYNE.
M In this vicinity on Sun evening last by Jno. P. LEONARD, Esq., Mr. Edmund ROBERTS of Wake Co to
Mrs. Lydia BRYANT.
M In Duplin on the 8th inst., Mr. Barney BISHOP to Miss Hannah THIGPEN. Also, Mr. Zeb LANIER to Miss
Susan M. BATTS. Also, on the 12th inst., Mr. John A. STEWART of Cumberland Co to Miss Margaret A.
M In Moore Co on the 20th ult., by J. B. BLACK, Esq., Mr. Duncan KEITH to Miss Margaret Ann BLUE.
Also, on the 28th by the same, Mr. A. D. McCALLUM to Miss Jane KEITH, all of MOORE.
26 Apr 1855
M In Wilmington on Mon morning last by the Rev. Dr. DRANE, Mr. Wm. RESTON & Miss Ann J. CUTLAR,
daughter of Dr. F. J. CUTLAR, all of that place.
M On the 8th inst., by Dr. H. M. FOUST, Esq., James W. GARDNER & Miss Lydia, daughter of Aaron
MOFFIT, all of Randolph Co.
30 Apr 1855
D At Stratford CT on the 17th inst., Mrs. Hetty CALLENDER, relict of the late Thomas L. CALLENDER of
New York. Had many friends in the south.
D At his residence in Bladen Co on the evening of the 13th inst., Mr. Charles Hoelon BURNEY in the 34th
year of his age, leaving wife & 5 small children. Last 2 or 3 years member Presbyterian Church.
D In Stanly Co on the 5th inst., Reuben KENDALL, aged 71 years.
D At Rockingham Factory Village on the 10th inst., Mrs. Emeline McINTYRE, consort of Duncan McINTYRE
(school teacher), aged 41 years 9 months 25 days.
D In Guilford Co on the 22d inst., Col. Walter McCONNELL within 2 days of completing his 82d year.
D In Clinton on the evening of the 19th inst., Edwin Badger, son of Langdon C. HUBBARD, Esq., aged 11
years. Long obit
D At his residence in Robeson Co after a short illness on the 17th inst., Neill LEITCH, aged about 60
years. Baptist many years.
F More on fires. Washington (NC) TIMES: Pantigo Swamp in Beaufort Co on fire; Messrs. R. H. REDDICK
& Co have lost $35,000 worth of shingles and more. MORE
M On the 17th inst., by John S. McARTHUR, Esq., Mr. Neill McCORMICK to Miss Elizabeth CAMBELL,
daughter of James CAMPBELL, Esq., all of Robeson.
M In Charlotte on the 19th inst., by the Rev. Mr. SMITH, J. L. MOREHEAD, Esq., of Greensboro' to Miss
Sarah Smith, daughter of Wm. F. PHIFER, Esq.
M In Chatham Co on the 17th inst., by the Rev. Wm. P. TAYLOR, Mr. Isaac WOMBLE to Miss Emily A.,
eldest daughter of James H. HARMAN, all of said county.
03 May 1855
D Mon morning last, body of Dr. Robert MONROE of this county found in the road about 20 miles from
town, 4 miles from his house, dead. Thrown from horse, killed instantly.
D On 17th ult., F. CULBRETH of Bladen in the 51st year of his age.
F Wilmington Herald: Stable of Mr. W. H. MOORE in Bladen Co were burnt on the night of 24th inst.
Supposedly an incendiary.
I Railroad bridge in construction over the Enoe River near Hillsboro' fell Sat last & severely injured David
WELLS, foreman of the work, & several others. MORE
07 May 1855
D At his residence in Richmond Co near Montpelier on the 24th ult., Mr. Hugh CAMPBELL, aged 90 years.
Native of Argyleshire, Scotland, emigrated to this county in fall of 1804. Leaves aged widow (married
66 years), children. Presbyterian.
M In Moore Co at the residence of Eli N. MOFFITT, on Sun morning, 15th ult., by Rev. Z. RUSH, Mr.
Solomon MOFFITT, of Randolph, to Miss Eliza A., eldest daughter of Rev. Mark RUSSELL.
M On the 10th inst., by the Rev. Neill McDONALD, Col. P. P. SMITH to Miss M. J. McLEOD, all of Robeson.
10 May 1855
D Fri last Willis HESTER aged about 41 closed long career of crime at Pittsborough by suffering the
extreme penalty of the law. Native of Orange Co where he committed this specific crime [unstated].
Trial removed to Chatham. MORE
D In this county yesterday morning after a lingering illness of consumption, Wm. T. SMITH, Esq., aged 44
years 11 months 21 days. Leaves large family.
D In Wake Co on Sat last of dropsy, Mrs. Rebecca STEPHENSON, wife of Cpt Stephen STEPHENSON &
daughter of the late Col. Matthew McCULLERS of that county.
14 May 1855
D In Richmond Co NC on the 25th ult., after an illness of several months in the 22d year of her age, Mrs.
Flora McD. McRAE, wife of Mr. James Q. McRAE & daughter of the late Col. A. McEACHIN.
D In Robeson Co on the 12th inst., Mr. Neill BARFIELD aged about 60 years.
D In this town on yesterday evening of consumption, Mrs. Isabella LAWRENCE, wife of Mr. John
LAWRENCE, aged 45 years 9 months. Funeral this afternoon at the Methodist Protestant Church at 3:30.
D Near Hillsborough on the 7th inst., Dr. William CAIN, aged about 32 years.
D In Camden SC on the 3d inst., Jno. C. WEST, native of Fayetteville.
M In Bladen Co on the 19th ult., by Rev. H. A. MONROE, A. H. PERRY, Esq., to Miss Adeline Neomia,
daughter of Mr. Bethel MEARES.
M On 14th inst., by Rev. C. C. GORDEN, Isham ROYAL, Esq., to Miss Rachel C. CARROLL, all of Sampson.
M At Franklinsville, NC on the morning of the 9th inst., by Rev. S. D. ADAMS, Jordan TYSOR, Esq., of
Chatham to Mrs. Minty McMAKIN of the former place.
17 May 1855
D In Wilmington on Mon last, age 75, Mr. William MORRIS.
D At his residence in this vicinity on Mon last after a long & painful illness, Mr. George S. HODGES, in the
63d year of his age. Native Princess Ann Co VA, long resident of Norfolk, but for more than 18 years
past a citizen of this town; skilful architect. Member Methodist Protestant Church. Long Obit
D In Robeson Co on Thurs last, the 10th inst., Mr. Angus LOVE, aged about 80 years.
D In Anson Co on 16 Apr last in the 16th year of his age, Mr. Henry WOMBLE.
M On the 8th inst., in Chatham Co by Rev. A. W. LINEBERRY, William M. JOHNSON, MC, Associate Editor
of the Spirit of the Age to Miss Mary E., daughter of William ALBRIGHT, Esq.., of Chatham.
M At Chapel Hill on the 12th inst., by Rev. Mr. DOUB, Rev. Alexander D. BETTS, of Harnett, a member of
the Graduating Class, to Miss Mary DAVIS of Richmond VA.
21 May 1855
D In Goldsboro' 30 Apr after a long & painful illness of dropsy, Mr. Hiram BROCKETT of Kinston aged 56 yrs.
D In Carroll Co MS on 10 Apr after an illness of 3 days of flux, Malcom BAKER, aged about 61 years. Native
of Robeson Co NC but removed to Carroll Co MS in Spring of 1848 with his family, consisting of 4 children who
mourn his loss. Long a member of Presbyterian Church. Wife died subsequent to his removal to MS. Buried in
Churchyard in Middleton.
D In Moore Co at the residence of her son Lauchlin KELLY, on the 9th inst., Mrs.. Christian KELLY in the
61st year of her age. Formerly resided in Richmond Co, but for last 13 years lived in Moore Co.
D In Fayette Co TN on Apr 19, Jesse STAFFORD, formerly of Moore Co NC.
M In Carroll Co MS on 26 Apr at the residence of Mr. Alex'r TOWNSEND, by Wm. GEE, Esq., Mr.
Alexander C. FISACKERLY to Miss Mary Margaret BAKER, daughter of Malcom BAKER, deceased.
M In Richmond Co on the 8th inst., by the Rev. O. A. DARBY, Dr. Wm. M. RICHARDSON of Anson Co to
Miss Martha E, daughter of Daniel McRAE, Esq.
M In Duplin Co 19 Apr by Rev. G. WALLACE, Mr. Abraham HOBBS of Samson Co to Mrs. Mary Ann
Rebecca DOWNES, formerly of Boston.
M In Wilmington on the 15th inst., by Rev. A. P. REPITON, Mr. David SMITH, Jr., to Miss Alice M. C. C.
JOYNER, all of that place.
M In Wilmington on the 17th inst., at the M. E. Church, by Rev. S. M. FROST, Mr. John B. CRAIG, of that
place, to Miss Virginia G. NANCE of Fayetteville.
24 May 1855
D Wilmington Herald: Hanson KELLY, formerly of this place, "one of the oldest & most esteemed citizens
of Pensacola" died in that city on the 11th inst., aged 80 years.
D In Whiteville, Columbus Co NC on Fri, 18 May, Cpt Stephen INMAN, aged 40 years. Leaves widow & 5
D Wilmington Herald: The other day Negro man owned by [blank] MURPHY went to an adjoining
plantation where wife lived & killed her at a blow; then gashed his throat but lived. Arrested, brought to
this town, committed to jail, awaiting trial.
F Another fire occurred in Petersburg Sun last by which several stores were burnt. Discovered in the tea,
toy, & confectionary shop of Wm. INGRAM, who was arrested while the fire was burning on charge of
having set fire to the house. Insured for $5,00; supposed to exceed value of his property.
M On the 17th inst., by Luke A. POWELL, Esq., Mr. John J. BUTLER to Miss Joanna MURPHY, all of Sampson Co.
28 May 1855
D In this county very suddenly on the 18th inst., Mrs. Mary McPHAIL, consort of Mr. John McPHAIL, aged
53 years 8 months 18 days. Many years member Presbyterian Church.
M In Sampson Co the 24th inst., by Rev. J. P. JORDEN, Mr. Allen C. JOHNSON to Miss Susan J., daughter
of Robert MERRITT, Esq., all of Sampson. Wilmington Journal & Spirit of the Age copy.
M In Anson Co on the 15th inst., at the residence of Stephen W. COLE, Esq., by the Rev. T. R. WALSH,
Luke BLACKMER, Esq., of Salisbury, to Miss J. A. COLE.
M Near Harrison's Creek at the home of R. FAIRCLOTH, on Sun last, by the Rev. Reuben FISHER, Mr.
Beaufort FAIRCLOTH to Miss Mary AUTRY, all of this county.
M On the 17th inst., in Robeson Co by Rev. Hector McLEAN, Mr. John BUIE to Miss Anne Jane, daughter
of Alexander McPHERSON, Esq.
M In Marion Village, SC, 2 May by Rev. Bond ENGLISH, Mr. G. M. McNEILL of Robeson to Miss M. E.,
daughter of Gen. E. B. WHEELER, of Marion.
31 May 1855
D In New Hanover Co on Middle Sound, 19th inst., after a long & painful illness of 2 years 10 months of
disease of the heart, Mrs. Sarah E. BLOODWORTH, wife of Thos. J. BLOODWORTH, in the 29th year of her age.
D Salisbury Watchman: Eldest son of Mr. R. J. W. ALBERT, aged 13 years 9 months drowned at KLUTTS
mill pond Sat morning while fishing.
M On the 17th inst., by Jesse WALKER, Esq., at the residence of G. W. HISLOP, Mr. Winchester
FEDBETTER to Miss Elizabeth CRAVEN, all of Randolph.
04 Jun 1855
D In Raleigh on Mon the 28th inst., Fanny Polk, daughter of Hon. K. & Susan S. RAYNER, aged 3 years
10 months 10 days.
D On the 31st ult., in New York City, after a brief illness of 24 hours, Magdalene DeRossett, daughter of
Col. & Mrs. Gaston MEARES, aged about 4 years 4 months.
D At his residence in Moore Co on 14 May Jacob MATTHEWS, aged 82 years.
D In Wilmington on the 1st inst., Platt Dickinson, infant son of R. H. & Eliza J. OWAN, aged 7 weeks.
D At his residence in Carthage, Moore Co, on the 2d inst., Mr. Alexander C. CURRY, in the 58th year of
his age. Clerk of County Court for 22 years. North Carolinian and Argus copy.
M At Mulberry Shade in this county on Sun morning the 27th ult., by Rev. D. D. McBRYDE, Mr. James
McALISTER to Miss Margaret McALISTER, all of Cumberland.
M On 24th ult., by Rev. N. S. CHAFFIN, Dr. William A. MATTHEWS of Henry Co VA to Mrs. A. M. CONRAD
of Yadkin Co NC.
07 Jun 1855
D In Randolph Co on 23 May, Mrs. Martha ROBBINS, wife of the Rev. Alex. ROBBINS of Randolph, &
daughter of Elijah CHILCUTT of Guilford.
D At Chapel Hill 30 May John A. SMITH, son of Mr. Jno. C. SMITH of Cumberland, aged 18 years 8
months. Long obit.
D In Chatham Co a few weeks ago of disease of the heart, Mr. William PATTISHALL in the 69th year of his
I Wilmington Herald: Wm. GORDON injured during firing [fireworks?] result of VA election partially
exposed himself just as discharge took place; horribly disfigured about the face; will lose sight in one or
both eyes; left hand blown away. Arm amputated below elbow by Dr. W. G. THOMAS.
11 Jun 1855
D Memorial from Dialectic Hall, 31 May; Members of the Dialectic Society do recognize removal of John
Alexander SMITH. Copy of resolves sent to Fayetteville & Wilmington papers, University Magazine. Wm. H. HALL,
Wm. A. OWENS, Jas. T. MOREHEAD, Jr, Committee. Also from Philanthropic Hall, 1 Jun, for John A. SMITH signed
by Dan'l McDOUGALD, James N. TURNER, D. McL. GRAHAM, Committee. Sent to same as Dialectic Society.
D In Sampson 22 May, Mrs. Elizabeth McPHAIL, consort of the late Duncan McPHAIL, dec'd, leaving small infant.
D At the residence of Daniel C. MOORE in Duplin Co, the 28th ult., Mr. James SMITH, of Cumberland, aged 22.
D In Newbern, 27th ult., Miss Eliza SLOVER, aged 18, daughter of Charles SLOVER, Esq.
D In Wilmington, 6th inst., Mrs. Susan YATES, aged about 34.
D In this town on Sun evening last, the 10th inst., Mr. Neill JOHNSON, aged 22 years. Last surviving son
of widowed mother; left home for the South 5 years ago; employed as Operator by W. & N. O.
Telegraph Co. until declining health; returned home a week since; leaves mother & sisters. Funeral this
afternoon from residence of his mother at 3.
M In Sampson Co, 31 May, by Rev. J. L. CLIFTON, Mr. James B. MARSHBURN to Miss Mary Jane BENNET, only dau. of
the late James BENNET, dec'd. Also at the same time & place, Mr. Samuel APPLE to Mrs. Lucinda BENNET, mother of
said Miss Mary J. BENNET.
M On the 31st ult., by Rev. H. McNEILL, Mr. Edwin WALL of Anson Co to Miss Anna Eliza, daughter of
Alex. GRAHAM, Esq.., of Robeson.
14 Jun 1855
D Mrs. M. MORGAN, aged 101, died in Fairfield District SC on the 29th ult.
M In Kinston on the 19th ult., by P. HARDY, Esq., Mr. James H. DIBBLE to Miss Ann M. PEARCE, all of Kinston.
M In Smithfield, Johnston Co, 5th inst., by Rev. Mr. CARROWAY, Mr. Wm. B. HARTSFIELD of Wilmington
to Miss Mary E. CARTER.
M In Wilmington on the 10th inst., by Rev. W. H. JORDAN, Mr. George C. HARRISS of Montgomery Co NY,
to Miss Frances A. CLARK of Franklin Co NC.
M At Belmont in this vicinity on Tues evening the 12th inst., by the Rev. J. C. HUSKE, Mr. Jas. N. SMITH to
Miss Jane, only daughter of the late Jam. Henry McLEAN.
M Near Lumber Bridge, Robeson Co, on 31 May, by Angus McDONALD, Esq., Mr. Arch'd GRAHAM, son of
Duncan GRAHAM, to Miss Mary McDONALD, daughter of Donald McDONALD, all of Robeson.
18 Jun 1855
D In Bladen Co, 4th inst., Mr. Archibald McDONALD, aged 78 yeas 11 months. Native of town of Balasha,
North West Scotland; 1801 moved to Bladen Co where he lived until his death. More than 30 years
ruling Elder in Presbyterian Church
D In Richmond Co on Wed last at the res. of her son-in-law P. M. POWELL, Esq., Mrs. Elizabeth MANLY, aged 87.
She was mother of Gov. MANLY of Raleigh, Hon. M. E. MANLY of Newbern, & Rev. B. MANLY, D.D. of Tuscaloosa, AL.
D At Leesville, Robeson Co, on Sat morning, 9th inst., Harriet Griffin, infant daughter of Richard G. &
Harriet J. ASHLEY, aged 13 months 9 days.
F North Carolinian: Residence of Benj. R. HUSKE, Esq., on Harrington's hill in this vicinity was burnt Thurs
night last - supposed to be work of incendiary. Mr. HUSKE, wife and child escaped. A Negro strongly suspected
of setting fire to premises has been committed to jail.
I Cpt MARSHALL & Cpt GRAY of the Schooners Araminta & Exchange, had quarrel on wharf at Wilmington; MARSHALL's
gun went off scattering shot in the crowd; Mr. W. L. BEERY had thumb blown off; Mr. F. C. SINGLEARY received number
of shot in thigh & hand; Mr. Jacob WESSEL wounded in legs; Mr. J. B. RUSSELL was shot in knee; Mr. Alex. MATHEWS in
the thigh; couple of Negroes peppered; glancing shot struck 2 other persons without damage. Injuries not considered
serious. Captains were at once arrested & committed to jail.
M In this town on the 13th inst., by D. G. McRAE, Esq.., Mr. Louis A. NIXON to Miss Harriet JESSUP,
daughter of Mr. Jonathan JESSUP.
21 Jun 1855
D Carolina Times: Professor J. S. MIMS of the Furman University at Greenville SC, on Thurs evening last
after much affliction during the past month. Leaves widow & 5 children. Baptist. Observer adds he was
native of this town.
D At Powellton, Richmond Co, n the 13th inst., at the residence of her son-in-law, Col. P. M. POWELL,
Mrs. Elizabeth MANLY, widow of Cpt Basil MANLY, of the Revolution, who lived & died in Chatham Co.
Mrs. MANLY in her 88th year. Born & raised on the Cape Fear. Baptist MORE
M At Ardnave, residence of D. McDIARMID, Esq., in Harnett Co last evening by the Rev. H. McALISTER,
Mr. Henry C. ROBINSON to Miss Catharine E., daughter of D. McDIARMID, Esq.
25 Jun 1855
D At Spring Vale in Sampson Co on the 16th inst., at the residence of her son, Jesse P. SMITH, Esq., Mrs.
Elizabeth SMITH, widow of the late David SMITH, of Fayetteville, aged about 70 years.
D In Charlotte on the 16th inst., John Irwin, son of James W. OSBORNE, Esq., aged 7 years 5 months.
D In Raleigh on Tues last, Mrs. Eliza Jane, wife of Mr. James W. CHADWICK; leaves husband & 8 small
children. Also Mr. Bartlett UPCHURCH, worthy citizen & honest man. Also, Nelly, youngest daughter of
Mr. Wesley WHITAKER, Jr.
D In Greensborough on Sun morning last, Mrs. Mary D. McLEAN, wife of David McLEAN, aged 36 years.
D At the residence of her husband in Robeson Co on the 14th inst., Sallie, wife of Angus McDONALD;
leaves husband & 2 children.
D In Anson Co on the 15th inst., Miss Martha L. TILLMAN, aged 26 years 15 days.
D In Richmond Co on the 4th inst., near Pleasant Hill Church, Mr. John D. BOUNDS, aged 24 years.
D In Rockingham, Richmond Co, on the 9th inst., Archibald Poe, son of R. S. & July A. McDONALD, aged
1 year 9 months 2 days.
D In this vicinity on the 21st inst., Mr. Daniel SUTHERLAND, at an advanced age.
D In this county on Thurs inst., after a protracted illness, Miss Mary Isabella EVANS, daughter of Jonathan
EVANS, Esq., aged 19 years.
D In Richmond Co on the 15th inst., Richmond TERRY, aged 44 years.
F On Fri evening just before 9:00 an attempt was made to burn the store of Mr. S. A. PHILLIPS on the
south side of Hay street near Haymount. The incendiary made his escape.
M In Richmond Co on the 14th inst., by the Rev. Martin McQUEEN, Mr. Robert L. MUNROE of Robeson to
Miss Catharine, daughter of Alexander MARTIN, Esq.
28 Jun 1855
M In Wayne Co on the 21 inst., by Benjamin BEST, Esq., Jesse CRAWFORD to Miss Fetrey EASON,
eldest daughter of Moses EASON, Esq. Also on the 4th by Rev. Mr. JACKSON, Mr. Wilie W. COX, of
that county, to Miss Mary, daughter of Mr. Lewis POOL of Johnston Co.
M At Wilmington on Tues last by Rev. R. B. DRANE, D. D., Rev. P. L. SHEPARD, Rector of Christ Church,
Saybrook CT to May Anna, daughter of H. BURR of Wilmington.
M In Nashville on the 19th inst., by Elder G. W. JOHNSTON, Maj. W. W. VASS of Raleigh, to Miss Amanda
G., only daughter of the late Wm. D. FREEMAN, of Franklin Co.
M At the University of NC by the Rev. E. MITCHELL, D.D., on the 20th inst., Jas. M. SPENCEER, Esq., of
Clinton AL to Cornelia Ann, only daughter of the Rev. Jas. PHILLIPS, D.D.
02 July 1855
D Near Rockingham, Richmond Co on the 17th ult., Walter, infant son of C. J. & Rachael TERRY in the 4th
year of his age. Poem
D Very suddenly in this county on the 11th ult., MR. Duncan CONLY, aged 87.
D In Camden SC on the 20th ult., after a few hours' illness, Rev. S. W. CAPERS, of the Methodist Church.
M In this town on Thurs last by the Rev. Mr. PELL, Mr. John J. PHILLIPS to Miss Eliza J. STUART.
M At Maple Cottage, New Haven CT on the 20th ult., by the Rt. Rev. Bishop WILLIAMS, Frank G. Q.
UMSTED of Philadelphia to Elizabeth J., daughter of the late Geo. Pollock DEVEREUX, of NC.
M At Mount Alta, Cherokee Co, on 29 May by Rev. J. H. LINEBAUGH, of the Protestant Episcopal Church,
Athens, GA, Dr. James F. CAIN of Hillsborough to Miss Julia TATE, only daughter of Mr. Samuel TATE.
05 July 1855
D In Wilmington Fri last, Mr. John WILLIAMS, aged 78 years, native of Calder Parish, Lanark Co, Scotland,
citizen of Wilmington since 1803.
09 July 1855
D At Murphysville in this county on the 28th ult., Robert Wesley, son of David MURPHY, Esq., aged 17 yrs.
D Near Salem on the 3d inst., Mr. Augustus HOLLAND in the 30th year of his age.
D In Bladen Co on the 2d inst., Mary Jane ELMORE youngest child of Mr. Bryant ELMORE, aged 1 year 6 days.
D In Wilmington on Sat last, Mr. Cornelius MYERS, native of Hudson NY aged 34 years.
D In Little Rock AR on the 18th ult., Mrs. Anne Yates FREEMAN, wife of the Right Rev. Geo. W.
FREEMAN, D.D., Missionary Bishop of the Southwest.
D At Toomer, Harnett Co, on Wed evening last, Flora Margaret, 3d daughter of Gen. A. D. McLEAN, aged
13 years 8 months 6 days.
D Tribute of Respect. Students of Farman University on the 19th inst., for Professor J. S. MIMS; Minister.
Long article. James McBRIDE, Chairman, J. Elvin KNOTTS, Sec'y
D In this town, 26th ult., Sylvester, infant son of Horace & Sarah CROFORT, aged 13 months.
M In this town on the 5th inst., by Rev. J. L. MICHEAUX, Mr. James CLARK to Miss Grace SIMONS.
12 July 1855
D At Long Creek on 19 Jun, Mrs. Mary Jane HENRY at the residence of her husband, Charles D. HENRY,
in the 38th year of her age.
M In this county on Sun evening, 8th inst., by M. McCOLMAN, Esq., Mr. John McCALLUM, formerly of
Montgomery Co, to Miss Elizabeth DOUGLASS of this county. Carolinian & Argus copy
16 July 1855
D Suddenly, 21 Jun 1855, at the residence of her husband, Mr. Wm. Nash WHITTED, in Bladen Co, Mrs.
Emeline McKay, WHITTED, daughter of Mr. Archibald & Mrs. Mary B. McKAY, aged 37 years 9 months 17 days.
D In Guilford Co on the 5th inst., Samuel E. SHELTON, aged about 70.
D In Greensborough on the 10th inst., Jane Elizabeth, only daughter of James M. BLAND, aged 23
months. Also on the 11th, Miss Mary Margaret McK. DOUB, second daughter of Rev. P. DOUB.
D In Robeson Co on the 5th inst., in the 66th year of her age, Miss Margaret SMITH, daughter of Patrick
SMITH, deceased & sister of the late Rev. A. SMITH.
D At his residence near St. Paul's NC on the evening of 1 Jul after an illness of 2 weeks, Mr. Neill
CRAWFORD, in the 40th year of his age.
D In Cherokee Co AL on Sun, 17 Jun, Mrs. Caroline, wife of Wm. C. COOK, formerly of Fayetteville, aged
35 years. Long obit
D Near Springfield, Richmond Co on the 11th inst., Frances Haywood, infant son of Samuel J. & Mary
GIBSON, aged 8 months 11 days.
D Greensborough Patriot: Edward, only son of Rev. Samuel S. BRYANT, of Germanton, aged 12 or 14,
was drowned near Eagle Falls, Rockingham Co in attempting to cross a swollen stream. Othenial HIATT
of Guilford, aged 50 or 60 , was drowned while attempting to swim across Deep River near Jamestown.
Henry MAY, a young man, was drowned in Haw river near Lambeth's Mill in Alamance, whilst bathing.
I Wadesborough News: As Maj. Purdie RICHARDSON & daughter were returning home from Wadesborough on
Thurs evening, the 28th ult., his horse took fright just above Mrs. LEAK's residence; buggy struck tree,
both thrown out; concussion of brain of daughter; injured him seriously about mouth & throat. Both improving.
M In Anson Co on the 27th ult., by the Rev. S. H. BROWN, Mr. E. COOLEY, of the firm of ARNOLD &
COOLEY to Miss Frances E, daughter of David TILLMAN, Esq.
19 July 1855
D In this vicinity on the 18th inst., after a lingering illness, Mrs. Anabella DICKSON, wife of Mr. S. P.
DICKSON & daughter of the late Neill JOHNSON of this place, aged about 32. Salisbury papers please copy.
D On the 8th inst., at the residence of Wm. FAISON, Esq., in Sampson, Charles, infant son of Col. J. G. &
M. A. McDUGALD, aged 5 months 21 days.
D In Wilmington on 15th inst., after a lingering illness of many weeks, Mrs. Lavinia, wife of Robert H.
WRIGHT, aged 41 years.
D At the residence of Hon. L. BETHUNE, in this county, on Fri last, Mr. Arch'd KEACHEY.
23 July 1855
D In Charlotte on the 13th inst., of diarrhoea, Miss Mary CALDWELL, in the 19th year of her age,
youngest daughter of Maj. G. W. CALDWELL.
D At Elizabethtown, Bladen Co, on the 17th inst., Dr. Grosvenor S. DANIELS, of West Bloomfield, NY, in
the 24th year of his age.
D Near Warsaw, Duplin, on 7th inst., Mrs. Martha BRILL, wife of Jacob BRILL, aged 31 years.
D At his mother's residence near Mt. Olive, NC, 27 Jun, of typhoid fever, John H. BENNETT, aged 19
years 8 months 8 days. MORE
D In Harnett Co, 7th inst., very suddenly, Daniel, son of Malcom SMALL, dec'd, in his 14th year.
D Lt. Samuel T. SHEPPERD of the 2d dragoons, US Army, who died at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Territory, on 27th ult., was the eldest son of Hon. Augustin H. SHEPPERD, of the vicinity of Salem, NC,
and was in the 25th year of his age. Graduated with first honors at West Point.
D In Duplin Co the 15th inst., Lilias Serena, dau. of Wm. W. & Elizabeth Ann FAISON, aged 1 year 15 dys.
M In Kemper Co MS by Rev. J. W. ELLIS, Mr. W. A. GRAHAM, of Clark Co MS, to Miss Julia Leak RUSH,
daughter of Wm. C. RUSH.
M In Nantucket, MA, on Tues morning, 17 inst., Dr. T. C. WORTH of Wilmington NC to Miss Caroline
ARTHUR of Nantucket.
M On Tues, 26 Jun at Swan's Ponds near Morganton by Rev. William SHEETZ, Mr. Joseph F. CHAMBERS,
of Salisbury, to Miss Mary M., daughter of Col. Isaac T. AVERY.
26 July 1855
D Wadesborough News: Last Sun morning just before day, little Negro child, property of A. C. MOORE,
Esq., of this place, rolled off the bed, caught its head between bedstead & a brace on the side of the
house, broke its neck, causing instant death. Mother sleeping beside the child but knew nothing until
D On 14 Jul after a protracted illness in Earpsboro', Johnston Co, Mr. Harwood L. PERRY in the 28th year
of his age.
D Suddenly at her residence in Montgomery Co on the 7th inst., Mrs. Sarah CLARKE, relict of Sam'l
CLARKE, dec'd, in the 75th year of her age.
D In Orange Co on 7 Jun last, Mr. Alexander CRAIG in the 82d year of his age.
D Wilmington papers record death of a little son of Wm. A. WILSON of Brunswick, only 10 years old, by
accidental discharge of his gun whilst hunting. MORE
F Cheraw, 21 Jul; During the storm last night, a house in this town struck by lightning, burnt; several
others also burnt. Principal sufferers are Messrs. McNAIR, MORGAN & LYNCH.
M In St. Bartholomew's Church, Pittsborough, 17 Jul, by Rev. A. F. OLMSTED, Frederick S. DAVIS of
Wilmington, to Miss Lucy J. TOOMER, daughter of Hon. John D. TOOMER.
30 July 1855
D Salisbury Watchman: Mr. William BARBER of this county was thrown from his horse on Mon last & so
badly injured that he died the next day.
D Salisbury Watchman: Brutal murder in Yadkin Co, 6 miles northwest of Hamptonville on Fri, 20th inst.
Christopher ROBBINS, commonly called "Kit ROBBINS" beat old Negro man, who came into his
possession by marriage, with whip until it wore out, then used an axe handle with which he also knocked
down his own wife, & finished the old Negro by pouring hot water in his ears. Left neighborhood on
morning of the 21st, starting in direction of Wilkesborough; believed he will try to escape by Railroad.
D At the residence of his uncle, Neill McNEILL, Esq., near Rockfish in this county on the 26th inst., Mr.
George BUIE, aged 27 years, native of Ardfarael, Island of Jura, Argyle-Shire, Scotland.
D In Moore Co on Sat, 26 May, Mrs. Amey BINGHAM, aged 80 years. 40 yrs Bapt. Sea of troubles in her life.
I Raleigh Post: Boy of between 8 & 10 years of age, son of Dr. F. J. HAYWOOD of this city, accidentally
shot with a pistol in hands of another boy on Thurs night. Ball lodged in his lungs; not yet extracted.
M In Wilmington on Wed last by the Rev. Dr. R. B. DRANE, C. T. N. DAVIS of McDowell Co, NC, & Miss
Eliza C. NIXON, daughter of N. N. NIXON, Esq., of Wilmington.
M At Madison, NC, on 10 Jul by Rev. Mr. MEABAN, Mr. John S. MOORE of TX to Miss Emma MARTIN of Madison.
M In Wilmington on 25 Inst., by Rev. A. Paul REPITON, Mr. Henry POTTER, to Miss Susan Adaline
STEPHENS, all of that place.
03 August 1855
D Near Hillsborough on the 27th ult., after a brief illness, Miss Sally N. WADDELL, daughter of Col. Haynes
WADDELL, aged about 16 years.
D Wilmington Herald: Drowned, valuable slave named WILLIAM, property of the Messrs. DuPRE, accidentally
drowned on Sat night last at Wrightsville Sound. Insured at one of the [illeg] Insurances Offices.
D On the 23d ult, at the residence of her father-in-law Mr. Anderson PAGE, in Wake Co, NC, in the 21st
year of her age, Mrs. Martha, wife of Dr. John W. PAGE, leaving and infant daughter.
D On 20 Jul in Kershaw District SC, Mrs. Mary E. A. SHAW, wife of Mr. John R. SHAW, formerly of Cumberland Co.
D At Cedar Falls, NC, 24 Jul, Mary Janette, infant daughter of H. B. & Martha B. ELLIOTT, aged 19 months.
M Near Hillsborough on the 25th ult., by the Rev. Louis K. WILEY, Mr. Henry N. BROWN, merchant of that
place, to Miss Margaret P. HOOKER, daughter of the late Mr. Nathan HOOKER.
06 August 1855
D In Chatham Co, 22d inst., Macon Octavius, only son of A. G. & M. E. HEADEN, aged 1 year 10 days.
Raleigh papers copy.
D In Elizabethtown, 31st ult., Mary Attelia, only daughter of J. M. WHITE, Esq., aged 16 months.
D Mrs. COX, wife of John COX, of Davidson Co & Samuel WARD of Iredell Co were both killed by lightning
on Sat, the 25th ult.
09 August 1855
D In Chatham Co, NC on the 28th ult., Alexander SLOAN, aged 101 years; leaves friends & children.
F Turpentine Distillery of Mr. J. H. PRITCHETT on the Centre Plank Road was burned Sun night, 5th inst.,
together with a quantity of Rosin & Spirit Barrels. Suppose to be work of an incendiary.
M Clarkesville Tobacco Plant: Long article. Squire John BRADSHER of Person Co NC, having been a
widower for a few months, became sadly oppressed with loneliness; in his 70th year; proposed to Miss
Franky LEE [also written LEA], 57, and possessor of $12,000. She accepted; 14 Jul to be wedding day.
Mr. Samuel JOHNSON, another widower, also 57, had been her sweetheart many years ago. Evening
before supposed she was to marry, JOHNSON wrote her if she preferred BRADSHER, she could have
him. She wrote back JOHNSON could marry her next morning at sunrise. JOHNSON got license, hired
preacher, married her. BRADSHER found note & resolved to sue.
13 August 1855
D In Robeson Co on the 29th ult., in the 42d year of his age, Mr. John McBRYDE. Presbyterian. MORE
D Tribute of Respect: At her father-in-law's, Mr. A. PAGE's, near Raleigh on the 23d ult., in the 21st yr.
of her age, Mrs. Martha Annabella PAGE, wife of Dr. J. W. PAGE & next youngest daughter of John R. &
Margaret BUIE, dec'd of Laurel Hill, Richmond. Joined church in 12th year; educated at Floral College;
graduated class of 1852. Full account in Spirit of Age, 1 Aug. M. A. BUIE, Julia H. BUIE, Mary A.
SUTHERLAND, M. A. HUGHS, R. B. WHEELER, Margaret C. McLEAN, Mary McP. WATSON, Fannie C. WATSON.
D At Long Creek on the 7th inst., of measles, Ann Elizabeth, eldest child of Louis F. & Lucy Jane CARR,
aged 3 years 8 months 12 days.
D In Richmond Co on the 6th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth CAMPBELL, aged 66 years, relict of Alex. CAMPBELL,
dec'd. Also, on the 5th, Duncan, eldest son of Thomas & Catharine BUTLER.
D At her res. on Haymount on the 7th inst., after a protracted illness, Mrs. Flora SNOW, aged about 74 yrs.
D On 9 Jul at St. Louis, MO after a lingering illness, Mrs. Ann HAWKS, wife of the Rt. Rev. Bishop HAWKS,
of MO, formerly of Newbern.
16 August 1855
D At Smithville at 12 o'clock on the night of the 11th inst., at the residence of Major John WALKER, John
Wright HOLMES, aged 22 years 3 months.
20 August 1855
D In Randolph Co NC 3 Jul, Godfrey LUTHER, aged 77 years 5 monhts. Native of Frederick Co, MD.
Moved to Randolph Co 1795 & stayed until death. Last 30 years a professor of religion; member
Methodist Episcopal Church. Nov 1853, he & wife being unable to labor left home, lived with son-in-law
& daughter Nathan & Catharine OVERTON where he remained until death. Oct 1854 taken with fever &
chills which continued. Then got pneumonia. Long obit
23 August 1855
D In Bladen Co on the 13th inst., of congestive fever, Mrs. Alley BRYAN, wife of James BRYAN, Esq., in
the 47th year of her age. Long a Baptist. MORE Argus & Carolinian Copy.
D At the residence of James BRYAN, Bladen Co, on the 6th inst., Marion WILKERSON, aged 27 years.
27 August 1855
M On the 20th inst., by D. E. GRANTHAM, Esq., at the residence of Rolen HOLLEY, Mr. Gabriel OWENS to
Miss Sara JACKSON, all of Sampson Co.
M In Sampson Co on the 23d inst., by A. N. HALL, Esq., Mr. Mackelvaney FAIRCLOTH to Miss Nancy,
daughter of the late Jonathan HALL, dec'd.
30 August 1855
D US Steamer Hetzel in the Chesapeake exploded her boilers on the 24th inst., killing the Engineer & two
firemen & badly scalding others. Passed Midshipman C. P. McGARY of this town was on board but
escaped without injury.
M In Robeson Co at the residence of Alexander GRAHAM, on the 9th inst., by Rev. Hector McNEILL, Mr.
Archibald PURCELL to Miss Margaret G. HOBDAY of DeSoto Co, MS.
03 September 1855
D At Toomer, Harnett Co, on Sun, the 2d inst., Mrs. Flora McLEAN, relict of the late Dan'l McLEAN, in 73d
year of her age. MORE
D In this vicinity on the 24th ult., Mary Catharine, infant daughter of James R. & Mary McDUFFIE, aged 3
months 17 days.
I Wilmington Herald: A few days since Henry A. GOODMAN who attended to Mr. Wm. B. ROBINSON's
Distillery was shot by unnamed person secreted near the distillery and slightly wounded. MORE
M In this county on the 30th ult., by Rev. Mr. BENTON, Mr. Wm. VINK of Baltimore to Miss Catharine
Amelia, daughter of Alfred Jackson, Esq.
M In this town Tues morning last by Rev. Wm. E. PELL, Mr. E. F. MOORE of the firm of W. F. & E. F.
MOORE, to Miss Susan, daughter of the late Constant JOHNSON.
06 September 1855
D Edwin A. HEARTT, Esq., Junior Editor of the Hillsborough Recorder & Raleigh Correspondent of this
paper for several sessions of NC Legislature, in 36th year of his age. Leaves father, his partner in the
D In Raleigh on Sun evening last in the 35th year of her age, Mrs. Mary Jane GORMAN, wife of A. M.
GORMAN, Esq., Editor of the Spirit of the Age.
D Wilmington Journal: Boat with 4 white men, 2 Negroes, run over by steamer Jas. R. Grist on Sat night
short distance above town on Cape Fear River. White men saved, 2 Negroes, drowned. Coroner J. C.
WOOD holding inquest today.
10 September 1855
D In this county on the 23d ult., Mrs. Edith AVERA, consort of Henry AVERA, Esq.., aged 49 years.
D In Robeson Co on the 5th inst., after a long & painful illness, Mrs. Mary POWERS, wife of Matthew
POWERS & daughter of James CAIN, Sr., of Bladen, aged 65years 4 months.
D In Montgomery Co on 29 Aug, Miss Isabella McLENDON in the 23d year of her age. Several years Presbyterian.
I Greensborough Patriot [tight binding, some illegible] Long article on accident Mon at Railroad Station in
this town. Blasting rock from well being dug; not sufficiently cleared before John WALTON went down, overcome
by sulphuric fumes, called to be retrieved, fell out about halfway up. Norman ---old descended immediately &
was stupefied. Followed by DANGERFIELD[?] who also succumbed. James S. MORRISON, Engineer of the NC Railroad
was let down; John W. DeLANCIE, of this town & experienced Scotch miner, descended. MORRISON made one trip;
DeLANCIE made 3. David SULLIVAN accompanied him in 2d trip & John ----- went down and assisted. 3 unfortunate
were saved from untimely death; Messrs. ---- & ARMFIELD appeared but little bruised; WALTON received sever cut
13 September 1855
D At his residence in Montgomery Co, 8th inst., Mr. William PUMAR, in his 92d year; leaves wife & 2 daughters.
I Tarboro Southerner: Dr. F. M. GARRETT, residing short distance from Falkland in Pitt Co, is sick with
yellow fever. Has been in practice but short time. About 10 or 12 days since went to Norfolk to attend
sick there. Sent home because of youth & inexperience.
M In this vicinity on Wed evening, 12th inst., by Rev. A. GILCHRIST, Mr. Leonard BELLINGRATH to Miss
Catharine Jane McMILLAN.
17 September 1855
D In this town on Sat afternoon, 15th inst., Caroline Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald M. & Elizabeth
CAMPBELL, aged 10 years 1 month.
D At residence of her husband near Mary's Garden in this county, 5th inst., Mrs. Rebecca Eliza
CULBRETH, wife of Gray CULBRETH, in the 25th year of her age. Leaves husband & 4 children.
Member Methodist E. Church for last 6 years.
D In Harnett Co, 4th inst., Alexander McCORMICK, son of Daniel McCORMICK, aged 22 years.
D North Carolinian: Steamer James R Grist, on Cape Fear between Fayetteville & Wilmington, last Fri;
piston rod became detached, burst out of cylinder head; alarmed deck hand, UNNAMED Negro who
jumped overboard & drowned. MORE
I North Carolinian: Col. MURCHISON, Pres. of the C.F. & D. R. Nav. Co., fast recovering from recent illness.
M At Manchester in this county on the evening of the 16th inst., by Stephen BETHEA, Esq., Mr. Daniel
BURGESS to Miss Mary COWARD.
20 September 1855
D Near White Oak, Bladen Co on the 11th inst., at the residence of Jas. MELVIN, Esq., Mr. Isham MELVIN,
in the 18th year of his age.
D At Buffalo, Moore Co, on the 11th inst., John Baxter, youngest child of Wesley & Jane C. McIVER, aged
1 year 11 months 1 day. Poem
D In Greenport, L. I., on Tues, 11th inst., of congestion of the brain, Miss Ann Eliza, eldest daughter of
Jesse & Josephine MULOCK, aged 10 years 3 months 19 days.
D In New Hanover Co on the 18th inst., Frederick A. MOORE, aged 60 years.
D Raleigh Star: Negro girl ELLEN belonging to Thos. JENKINS, Esq., of this city, blew out the brains of a
daughter of Mr. FROST yesterday with a shotgun; looks as if it was intentional. ELLEN now in jail. MORE
M In Wadesborough on the 13th inst., by A. SHEPARD, Esq., Mr. J. H. WHEELERE of Portsmouth, NH, to
Miss Sarah A. GRAY, of Wadesborough.
24 September 1855
D In this town on Sat, 22nd inst., Catharine Ann, daughter of A. M. & Elizabeth CAMPBELL, aged 6 years.
D In this town on Sun morning, 23d inst., John Broadfoot, son of Wm. G. MATTHEWS, aged 18 months.
D In Newbern, 10th inst., Mr. Samuel OLIVER, old & respectable merchant, aged 76.
D Free Negro Wm. BROWN fell from box car on the North Carolina Central Railroad last Tue night about
18 miles from Goldsborough; died in about 45 minutes. Several cars passed over him, mangling his body.
F Wilmington Herald: Kitchen attached to residence of Mr. M. COSTIN on Fifth Street discovered on fire
between 8 & 9 o'clock last evening; loss inconsiderable.
27 September 1855
D In this county yesterday, suddenly, Mary, wife of James KIRKPATRICK, aged 60 years. Funeral
tomorrow morning at 9 am.
D In Onslow Co, NC, on Fri night, 21st inst., of Congestive Chill, Mrs. Cyntha HUGGINS, wife of Owen
HUGGINS, aged about 20 years.
D Near Bladen Springs, Bladen Co, on the 12th inst., Mr. Duncan N. CLARK, aged 23 years.
D Insurance on life of late Abbott LAWRENCE for $40,000 to go to his widow.
M In Anson Co on the 16th inst., by H. R. WEST, Esq., Col. P. B. THREADGILL to Miss Elizabeth J.
INGRAM, all of that county.
M In this Town yesterday by the Rev. Joseph C. HUSKE, Mr. George H. HAIGH to Miss Sarah C. HALE,
daughter of Edward J. HALE.
M In Raleigh on the 19th by Rev. Joseph M. ATKINSON, Rev. John M. SHERWOOD of Washington, NC, to
Miss Sarah M. DEWEY.
01 October 1855
D Near Owensville, Sampson Co, on the 16th inst., Mr. Shearod LUCAS, Sr., aged about 60 years; leaves
D In Kenansville on the 21st inst., Chauncey, son of Dr. C. W. & M. K. GRAHAM, aged 12 months.
D In this town on Fri 28th isnt., Sarah, daughter of Mr. John LAURENCE, aged 11 years 4 months.
D Mrs. ROBINSON of Norfolk died a few days since of yellor fever at Macon depot, Warren Co, NC; person
who nursed her is also down with the fever.
D In Chatham Co on the 22d ult., Mrs. Nancy A. SILER, wife of Crabtree SILER, & youngest daughter of
Wm. HEADEN, in the 28th year of her age. Leaves husband, friends. Raleigh papers copy.
M In Raleigh this morning by the Rev. Dr. MASON, Mr. Peter M. HALE of this town to Miss Mary R.
BADGER, daughter of the Hon. George E. BADGER.
M In Raleigh on the 26th by Rev. Dr. MASON, J. A. ENGELHARD, Esqa., of MS, to Miss Mary Eliza,
daughter of Mrs. Laura COTTEN of Raleigh.
04 October 1855
D In Greensborough 22 Sep, Miss Mary E. CALDWELL, only daughter of Thos. & Elizabeth CALDWELL.
D In Salisbury 26 Sep, after an illness of a few days, Frederick, youngest son of Dr. Jno. SWANN, aged 4
years 9 months.
D At Orange NJ 6 Sep, after a short illness, Caroline, wife of John R. HARRIS, formerly of NC, & daughter
of the late William TIMPSON, Esq., of NY.
D In Guilford Co 20 Sep, Edmund W. OGBURN, Sr., aged some 60 years.
F Fire broke out in Salisbury Thurs night last; consumed drug store of Dr. SILL, law office of A. H.
CALDWELL, Post Office; 3 other buildings from the South East corner of the Court House square to the
brick store of Mr. MILLS which was saved but damaged. Dr. SILL insured #3000; J. F. CHAMBERS on building
$2000; J. I. SHAVER on buildings for considerable amount; all in the NC Mutual Company, whose loss estimated
from $6000 - $7000. Dr. SILL insured other company for $2000; his loss about $10,000.
M This morning by the Rev. James McDANIEL, Mr. W. P. ELLIOTT of Wilmington to Miss Mary F. TAYLOR,
daughter of P. TAYLOR, Esq., of this Town.
M In Bladen Co on the 14th ult., by the Rev. M. C. TURRENTINE, C. M. DANIEL, son of Col. J. O. DANIEL,
to Miss H. F. MAULTSBY, daughter of the late Neill MAULTSBY, dec'd.
M On last evening by the Rev. James McDANIEL, Mr. J. A. NICHOLSON of the firm of COUNCIL, RAY & Co,
to Miss I. J. EVANS, all of this place.
08 October 1855
D Fri last Dr. Charles Broadfoot BAKER, formerly of this town but for several years past practicing
physician in Elizabeth Town, Bladen Co, found in the road short distance below town in dying condition.
Cause of death not known but supposedly had been thrown from sulky except no bruise found. Age
33. Buried from Episcopal Church in this place. Long article
D In this county of putrid sore throat, Benjamin Clark GRAHAM, son of Robert & Maria GRAHAM, aged 3
years 4 months 9 days.
D In this town on Fri last, Mr. Patrick MONTAGUE, aged about 62 years.
D Near Blockersville in this county on the 23d ult., Frederick Venable, infant child of Wm. Henry & Mary
Ann MELVIN, aged 2 months.
D In Anson Co on the 20th ult., Mr. Robert HUNTLY, Sr., aged about 66 years.
D At Beaufort on the 1st inst., in the 24th year of his age, John DAVES, eldest son of the late John P.
DAVES of Newbern.
D In this County, 3d inst., at the residence of Thos. MUNROE, Mary Turner, daughter of J. A. & E. J.
McLAUCHLIN, aged 10 years 2 months 12 days. Poem
F Wilmington Herald: This morning about 7:30 stable of Dr. Jas. H. DICKSON discovered on fire; shortly
consumed; fire spread to residence of Mr. Henry BAKER, also destroyed. BAKER's loss $2500, $1000
covered by insurance.
M In Raleigh on the 3d inst., by Rev. N. F. RIED, Rev. Wm. E. PELL, of the NC Conference, to Miss
Virginia C. RAMSAY, eldest daughter of W. J. RAMSAY, Esq., of that city.
M In this town Thurs evening, 4th last, by Rev. D. S. WILLIAMS, Mr. G. S. GIBSON, formerly of Randolph,
to Miss Sarah, daughter of the late Jona. EVANS, Jr.
11 October 1855
M No Marriages or Deaths for this date.
15 October 1855
D In this town on the 6th inst., Theodocia, son of Mrs. Mary RUSSELL, aged 6 years.
D In this town on the 25th ult., Franklin Pierce, youngest child of Micajah & Eliza THOMASON, aged 1 year
3 months 17 days.
D In Robeson Co on the 5th inst., suddenly, Mr. Neill McLEOD of Cumberland, aged about 35 years.
D On the 12th inst., in Wilmington NC of consumption, Mr. Joseph F. R. CUTLER of Canandagun, NY, 24 yrs.
D In Wilmington on Wed evening last, Mr. George JARMAN, aged 23 years.
D In Wake Co on the 5th inst., Mr. John PARE, aged 102 years, soldier of the Revolutionary War.
D On the 29th ult., in this town, Henry Franklin, son of Isaac W. & Deliah [sic] CLARK, aged 2 yrs 11 dys.
D In Chatham Co on the 3d inst., Mrs. Penny KELLY, relict of Wm. C. KELLY in the 57th year of her age.
M In Greensboro' on Wed morning, 10th inst., at 7 am by the Rev. J. J. SMYTH, Clement G. WRIGHT,
Esq., of Fayetteville to Miss Annette Eliza, daughter of Jesse H. LINDSAY, Esq., of Greensborough.
M In Randolph Co on the 2d inst., Mr. C. W. McKAY of Fayetteville to Miss Elvina LUM.
M In Raleigh on Thurs morning, 11th inst., by the Rev. J. M. ATKINSON, Mr. Wm. R. RICHARDSON,
formerly of Richmond, VA to Miss Ellen, eldest daughter of Albert JOHNSON, Esq., of Raleigh.
M In Anson Co on the 4th inst., by the Rev. O. A. DARBY, Dr. W. C. RAMSAY to Miss Adella C. BENNETT,
daughter of James C. BENNETT, Esq., all of that county.
M In Christ Church, Raleigh, on Wed afternoon last by the Rev. Dr. MASON, Matt. P. TAYLOR, Esq., of
VA, to Miss Mary, daughter of the late Hon. Louis D. HENRY.
M At C. F. COLLEGE on the 2d inst., by the Rev. O. A. DARBY, Mr. O. P. BENNETT to Miss Mary J.
SMITH, daughter of Col. W. G. SMITH, all of Anson Co.
18 October 1855
D On South River, Bladen Co, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth K. CROMARTIE, relict of the late Alex'r
CROMARTIE, aged 60 years.
D In Wake Co on Fri last, Mrs. Laura E. DOUB, wife of William C. DOUB, Esq., Editor of the NC Start;
leaves husband, father, 3 small children.
D In Monroe, 20th ult., of typhoid fever & congestion of the brain, after an illness of 21 days, Rev. Wm. M.
EASTERLING, in the 39th year of his age.
M In Cabarrus Co on the 19th inst., by Rev. W. W. PHARR, Dr. J. A. BIGSON of Concord to Miss Sarah E.,
eldest daughter of John B. MOSS, Esq., of that county.
M In Wilmington on Tues morning by Rev. Dr. DRANE, S. R. BUNTING, Clerk of the County Court of New
Hanover, to Miss Virginia E. MARSTELLER, daughter of Gen. L. H. MARSTELLER of that place.
22 October 1855
D In this town on Sat evening last, Mr. Jonathan HOLLINGSWORTH.
D In this vicinity on Fri morning last, Mr. Chas. McIVER.
D In Sawney's Neck, Bladen Co, on the 15th inst., of chronic asthma, Mrs. Jane AVERITT, consort of John
AVERITT, Esq., in the 64th year of her age.
D In this town on Sat last, Frances Ann, daughter of Robt. & Susan MITCHELL, aged 2 years 2 mos 21 dys.
25 October 1855
D In Wilmington on the 17th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth JOHNSON, formerly of Randolph Co, NC, aged 72 years 8
months. Also on Tues Mrs. Charity PRESCOTT, aged 61 years, formerly of Staten Island, NY. Also on
the 22d inst., Mr. John GORTHER, native of Germany, aged 28 years.
D On the 3d inst., at the residence of Bishop GREEN, near Jackson MS, Mrs. Kate S. GREEN, wife of Dr.
James S. GREEN.
29 October 1855
D At his father's residence in Harnett Co on the 19th inst., Dr. Archibald Smith McCORMICK, son of Dan'l
McCORMICK, Esq., aged 25 years 9 months. Long obit. Town papers copy.
D In this town yest3erday morning, Mr. Horace W. BLACK, late of Newark, NJ.
D In Newbern on the 11th inst., Mrs. Maria FORBES, wife of Stephen B. FORBES, Esq., & daughter of the
late Col. Nathan TINSDALE, in her 53d year.
D In Montgomery Co on the 14th ult., Murphy McRAE in the 34th year of his age. Leaves wife, 4 children.
D In Philadelphia on the 24th inst., Elijah DICKINSON, in the 66th year of his age, formerly a Commission
Merchant of Wilmington.
D Henry ELLIOTT, Esq., at his residence in Lower Little River in this county on Fri night last after a painful
illness of inflammation of the stomach & liver. In addition to the obit is this: Presbytery of Fayetteville in
session at Sardis Church in this county near the mouth of Lower Little River. Rev. Mr. BLACK of Moore
Co elected Moderator. On Saturday morning on hearing of Death of Henry ELLIOTT, Rev. Adam
GILCHRIST moved that the Presbytery adjourn to attend his funeral; had been Ruling Elder of Sardis
Church. Rev. Evander McNAIR conducted service. Long article.
D Wilmington Herald: Mr. Gabriel HOLMES, brother of the proprietor of HOLMES' Hotel, while driving up
Front Street, was thrown from his seat & almost instantly killed when the horses attached to his omnibus
became frightened & ran away.
D In Iredell Co on the 14th inst., of Dropsy, in the 46th year of her age, Mrs. Paulina M. LEMLY, wife of Mr.
M In Laurens District SC Tues evening, the 9th inst., by Rev. Dr. ROBINSON, W. A. McCORKLE, Esq., late
of Gold Hill NC, to Miss Emma T., daughter of Gen. Jno. Belton O'DELLS of Laurens Dist., SC.
M At Mount Pleasant, Rockingham Co, on the 17th inst., by Rev. Jacob DOLL, Mr. Thomas M. HOLT of
Alamance, to Miss Louisa M. MOORE, 3d daughter of Mr. Samuel MOORE.
M At the residence of Col. R. E. WYNNE, Rush Co TX, on 5 Sep by the Rev. A. H. WATKINS, Dr. W. L.
BURNEY to Miss Mary J. WYNNE, daughter of Col. WYNNE.
01 November 1855
D In Orange co on the 26th ult., after a lingering illness, Col. Paisley NELSON, in the 42d year of his age.
D On the 18th ult., at the house of his brother in Orange CO, Rev. John A. BINGHAM, in the 41st year of
D In Robeson Co on 4 Oct, in the 37th year of her age, Mrs. Christian McPHAUL, wife of Malcom
McPHAUL, Esq.; member Presbyterian church.
D On the 23d inst., of typhoid fever, at the residence of his father, Mr. Mial WALL, near Wall's Ferry,
Richmond Co, John P. WALL, in the 21st year of his age. Town papers & Raleigh & Wilmington papers please copy.
D In this county on Mon last, James, son of Rob't & Marin GRAHAM, aged 5 years 3 months.
D Middletown, 27 Oct: Wm. D. STARR, for 33 years editor & publisher of the "Sentinel & Witness" here
this morning of disease of the heart. Found dead by his wife at 6 am this morning. Mr. STARR held the
post of collector at this port. Leaves wife & 7 children.
D In Salisbury on the 27th ult., Abner KRIMMINGER, aged about 36 years.
D Asheville Spectator: Sat evening, 13th inst., affray between Jno. M. OWENS of this place & young man
named HOWARD, late of SC, in which former shot through breast & died on Fri morning following.
HOWARD immediately arrested, in jail awaiting trial.
D Wilmington Herald: At his residence in this town at 10 pm last evening, Hon. Edward B. DUDLEY; had
been failing in health for several years. Born Onslow, represented that county in General Assembly;
moved to Wilmington & went to House of Commons several times. In 1829 member of Congress from
this District to succeed Gov. HOLMES & declined re-election; subsequently Governor of this state. MORE
M At Mount Mourne, Iredell Co, on 24 ult., by the Rev. Stephen FRONTIS, Mr. Rufus J. REID of Marion AL,
to Miss Sallie L. REID, daughter of the late Rufus REID.
05 November 1855
D On the 30th of the 10th month at his residence at Centre, in Guilford Co, Joshua STANLY, aged 77
years 6 days. Consistent member Society of Friends; many years exemplary Elder in that Church.
D Wed last in the Superior Court of New Hanover Co, Geo. DAVIS, Esq., moved the Court adjourn for that
day as a mark of respect to the memory of Ex-Gov. DUDLEY who had departed this life on the previous
day. At a meeting of citizens of Wilmington the same day eloquent tributes to his memory were paid by
Joshua G. WRIGHT, George DAVIS, Dr. F. J. HILL & Hon. John H. BRYAN of Raleigh. Eulogy delivered
at meeting of the stockholders in the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad by Rob't H. COWAN, Esq. Funeral
pageant largest ever seen in Wilmington, says the Herald. MORE
D In Sampson Co, 27 Oct, Mrs. Elizabeth W. MATTHIS, consort of Fleet C. MATTHIS.
D In New Hanover Co, 29th ult., Mr. J. B. SCARBOROUGH, aged 67.
D On Friday, 12 Oct, at her residence in Anson Co, Mrs. Martha Ann PEARSON, relict of the late Hubbard
PEARSON, in the 71st year of her age.
F Raleigh Post: Seven houses in Henderson, Granville Co, known as Capt. YOUNG's ---row were consumed by
fire on the night of the 30th ult., supposedly the work of an incendiary. Loss estimated at $12,000.
M In Robeson Co, 30th ult., by Rev. H. McNEILL, Mr. Daniel McNEILL of Richmond Co to Miss Harriet J.
McARTHUR, daughter of the late Alex. McARTHUR.
08 November 1855
D In this county on the 24th ult., of Croup, Alexander, son of Thomas M. & Catharine D. McLERAN, aged 3
years 3 months 4 days.
12 November 1855
D Negro Man belonging to Mr. KIRKPATRICK of Pittsboro' NC killed by stabbing by another Negro
belonging to Dr. HALL on Fri last. Murderer committed to jail. MORE
D In Stokes Co on the 20th ult., Mr. Archibald RUFFIN, aged 75 or 80 years.
D In Waughtown on Tues night, John CRAVER, aged about 30 years.
D In Winston on Tues morn. last, Thomas A. SIDDALL, son of Mr. Thomas SIDDALL, in the 19th year of his age.
D At her residence in Duplin Co on the 4th inst., of pneumonia, in her 60th year, Mrs. Sallie FAISON;
M In Hillsboro' on Thurs evening last by the Rev. H. T. HUDSON, Mr. Thomas F. BAIN of Goldsboro' to
Miss Leonora ADAMS, of that place.
M On 30 Oct by the Rev. Mr. TILLETT, MR. John F. DANCE of Prince Edward VA to Miss Marie BLAKE of
M In Guilford Co on the 1st inst., by the Rev. Cyrus K. CALDWELL, Mr. John C. CANNON, Junior Editor of
the Republican Banner, to Miss Mary E., daughter of David WHARTON, Esq., of Guilford.
M At Moorefields in the vicinity of Hillsboro' on Tues morning, 30 Oct, by the Rev. J. T. WHEAT, D.D., Mr.
James INGLEHART, Jr., of Annapolis MD to Miss Sarah J., daughter of F. N. WADDELL, Esq.
15 November 1855
D In Hillsborough on the 31st ult., the Rev. James Bogardus DONNELLY, Rector of St. Matthew's Church,
aged 32 years. Native of Catskill NY.
D Basil M. BOONE shot his father & then himself in Edgefield District SC.
D In Marion AL on 28th ult., Miss Nancy Y. HOUZE, in the 56th yr of her age Native of Franklin Co NC.
D In Alamance Co on the 29th ult., Mr. Samuel TATE, Sr., aged about 75 years.
D Wilmington Herald: Young & valuable Negro Servant of Mr. N. N. NIXON on Topsail Sound was
accidentally shot on Sat morning last by the overseer of the plantation; also injured slightly the face of
one of the children. Negro died yesterday morning.
F Yesterday morning shortly after midnight, kitchen of Mr. Henry BRANSON was burnt down.
I Mr. SHELLY of Tarboro' had leg crushed just above ankle Fri morning last about 9 am at Goldsboro'
just as the train started north; believed leg will have to be amputated.
M In Greensborough on the 1st inst., by the Rev. C. K. CALDWELL, Mr. Rob't CALDWELL, Sr., to Miss
Mary CLANCY, formerly of Hillsboro'.
19 November 1855
D Near Clio SC, 1 Nov, Martha Elizabeth, daughter of J. L. & H. CADDELL, aged 1 year 1 month 17 days.
D In this town on the 15th inst., Mrs. Sarah McIVER, relict of the late Rev. Colin McIVER, aged 72 years.
D In Harnett Co on the 10th inst., of consumption, Mrs. Sarah STEWART, consort of the late Charles
Stewart, aged about 50 years.
D At Beaver Creek Village, Cumberland Co, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth WORRELL, wife of Louis WORRELL.
I Greensborough Patriot: Collision between 2 freight trains about 16 miles west of Raleigh on the NC
Railroad, Tues night last; Dr. D. A. MONTGOMERY of Alamance had arm broken.
M In Harnett Co on the 6th inst., by Mathew WILDER, Esq., Mr. A. B. JONES of Wake Co to Miss Martha
Ann GASKINS of Harnett.
M In Rienzi MS on 27 Sep, T. N. GIBSON, formerly of Randolph Co NC, to Miss Eliza J. PATTON of that town.
M On the 7th inst., by the Rev. A. L. STOUGH, Mr. S. R. TOWNSEND, of Richmond to Miss Hannah J.
BALDIWN, daughter of Dridley BALDWIN, Esq., of Montgomery.
M On the 6th inst., by Rev. S. H. BROWNE, Rev. Joseph W. FALKNER to Miss Mary C. Daughter of Col.
Joseph WHITE, all of Anson Co NC.
M In Harnett Co on the 25th ult., by James S. HARRINGTON, Esq., Mr. William PATTERSON to Miss
Rachel E. CAMERON.
22 November 1855
D Thurs morning, 15 Nov, at Geneva, Western New York, Louisa Margaret, daughter of the late James &
Magdalene Margaret WALKER of Wilmington NC & wife of Gen. I. G. SWIFT, aged 67.
D Sun, the 11th inst., Edward LEWIS, young man living in Lancaster District SC near NC line, was shot
through the head with a rifle while sitting by the fire reading; murderer supposed to be his brother-in-
law, B. F. THERRELL. MORE
F Turpentine Distillery of Mr. HOLLAND, about 32 miles from town on the Fayetteville & Albemarle Plank
Road, took fire Mon last & was destroyed; loss 2 or 3 thousand dollars.
26 November 1855
D In Wilm. on Fri morn. after a lingering illness, Mrs. Lucretia A. SHEPARD, in the 81st year of her life.
D In Rowan Co on the 11th inst., Mrs. Tabitha RANKIN, wife of John RANKIN, formerly of Guilford, in the
80th year of her age.
M In Fluvanna Co MR. Robert GREY, 95 years old, & Mrs. Catharine RILEY, 92 years old.
M In Guilford Co on the 15th inst., by the Rev. E. W. CARUTHERS, D. D., James M. McLEAN to Miss
Catharine DEVAULT, daughter of Mr. Gideon DEVAULT.
29 November 1855
D At the Gulf, Chatham Co NC on the night of the 11th inst., Mr. Hooper WEBSTER, 4th son of Albert &
Amy WEBSTER, in the 19th year of his age.
D In this county on Tues evening last, very suddenly, Mrs. McDANIEL, wife of the Rev. James McDANIEL.
I Rev. W. W. SPEAR of Charleston SC fractured his right leg at Havre De Grace MD last Fri while
stepping into a car. MORE
M At Everettsville, Wayne Co, on 27 Sep last, by John A. KORNEGAY, Esq., Mr. Lewis HERRING to Miss
Eliza L. CHERRY, daughter of the late Wm. D. CHERRY, dec'd.
M At Savannah in this county on Tues the 27th inst., by the Rev. D. D. McBRYDE, Mr. K. M. MURCHISON
of Wilmington to Miss Kate, 2nd daughter of Joel WILLIAMS, Esq.,
03 December 1855
D In this vicinity on the 27th ult., after a few hours' sickness, Mrs. Eliza McDANIEL, in the 43d year of her
age, wife of Elder James McDANIEL, Pastor of the Baptist Church in Fayetteville; leaves husband, 5
children; Baptist for 25 years.
D In Austin Co TX on 4 Nov of Congestive Bilious Fever, Daniel G. BLACK, aged 24 years; emigrated from
near Fayetteville NC in 1851; survived but 36 hours after onset of disease. POEM
D NC Argus: Mr. Duncan CAMPBELL of Richmond Co NC on the 10th inst., whilst in the woods splitting
hand rails, was caught by a falling tree; body crushed horribly. Survived 1 1/2 hours.
D In this town on the 29th ult., of consumption, Mr. David R. ASKEW.
D Wilmington Journal: Last Thurs, 22d inst., little son of Mr. Leonard MILLS, residing in the upper part of
New Hanover Co, was run over by a horse that was loose in the yard & trampled to death.
D In Moore Co on 22 Oct, Mr. William SHIELDS, son of Mr. Cornelius SHIELDS, aged 62 years.
D In Bladen Co on the 17th inst., Dillard ELMORE, son of Bryant & Sarah Jane ELMORE, aged 3 years 7
months 12 days.
D In Sampson on the 18th inst., Mr. Nathan W. JOHNSON in the 36th year of his age.
M In Greensborough on the 22d ult., Mr. John Henry MOREHEAD to Miss Susan L. LINDSAY, daughter of
the late I. J. M. LINDSAY.
M In Sampson Co on the 26th ult., by James M. MOSELEY, Esq., Mr. William A. JACKSON to Miss Susan
C., daughter of Isaiah WARREN, Esq.
M In Harnett Co on the 22d ult., by Jas. S. HARRINGTON, Esq., Mr. Allen M. CAMERON of Moore Co to
Miss Sarah C., daughter of Archibald McLEAN.
M In Rutherfordton on the 16th ult., by Rev. E. ROWLEY, Mr. James O'HANLON of Fayetteville to Miss
Mary J. ALEXANDER of Rutherfordton.
M At St. John's Church, New York city, Wed, 28 Nov, by the Rev. Dr. BERRIEN, Mr. William BOW of this
place to Miss Lucille H. TRYON of that city.
06 December 1855
D Newbern News: Several days ago young son of Mr. Solomon WILLIAMS of this county accidentally shot
himself; about 11 or 12 years old.
D At the residence of F. McRAE in Mount Vernon, Montgomery Co GA on 28 Oct from dropsy of the chest,
Mr. Daniel McINTIRE, in the 65th year of his age. Of Scotch parentage, born & reared in Robeson Co
NC; married & emigrated to GA in Mar 1820.
D In Salisbury, 30th ult., in the 67th year of her age, Mrs. R. M. CALDWELL, wife of Hon. David F.
D Raleigh Star: William CHARLES, Esq., who was killed on the 16th of last month near Elizabeth City was
insured for $5,000 for 7 years in the Mutual Life Insurance Company of this City; policy renewed only 2
days before his death.
M On the 28th ult., at Cool Spring, the residence of Turner W. BATTLE, Esq., by the Rev. J. B. CHESHIRE
of Tarboro', Kemp P. BATTLE, Esq., of Raleigh NC to Miss Martha S. BATTLE, daughter of the late
James S. BATTLE, Esq., of Edgecombe.
M On the 15th ult., near Queensdale, Richmond Co, by Col. A. J. McQUEEN, Esq., A. McKINNON, Esq., to
Mrs. Sarah CURRIE, all of Richmond Co.
10 December 1855
D In Wadesborough on 20 Nov, Mrs. Christian HAIRE, wife of James HAIRE, Esq., in the 44th year of her
age, after a long & painful illness.
M In this town on the 6th inst., by the Rev. Wm. E. PELL, Mr. Jesse A. BALDWIN of Richmond Co to Miss
Mary M., daughter of Jas. G. COOK, Esq., of this place.
M In this county on the 6th inst., by Rev. John BUIE, Mr. John W. EMMETT to Miss Isabella McQUEEN.
M In Bladen Co, 5th inst., by Rev. Colin SHAW, Mr. James F. OLIVER of Duplin Co to Miss Lucy JONES of
M In Duplin Co near Hallsville on Mon, the 3d inst., by B. SOUTHELAND, Esq., John M. CHASTIN, Esq., to
Miss Susan A. HALL, all of Duplin.
M In Dallas, Paulding Co GA, 11 Mar, by Rev. J. R. OWEN, John C. POLLARD to Jane M. STRICKLAND.
13 December 1855
D At Philadelphia on Sat night, in the 81st year of his age, Col. Samuel MILLER, of the Marine Corps,
which he entered about 45 years ago.
D In Duplin Co, 5th inst., Katharine PEARSALL, wife of Jeremiah PEARSALL, in the 50th year of her age.
D In Richmond Co on 24 Jun last, Mrs. Phoebe EWING, wife of Isaac EWING, Sr., in the 77th year of her
age. Afflicted with sickness for about 35 years, member of M.E. Church 20 or 30 years.
M On the 4th inst., by Rev. John TILLETT, A. M. GORMAN, Esq., Editor of the "Spirit of the Age" to Miss
Mary Edmonds, daughter of James M. JORDAN, Esq., of Isle of Wight Co VA.
M In Alamance Co, 29th ult., by Nathan STOUT, Esq., Mr. Hugh W. DIXON of Chatham to Miss Flora A.
MURCHISON of Alamance.
M At the residence of Leroy MITCHELL, Esq., in Louisburg NC on the 14th ult., by the Rev. F. W.
THOMAS, Mr. John B. YARBOROUGH to Miss Cora M. FOSTER, both of that place. Also, at the same
place, by the same, on the 5th inst., Dr. E. LAWRENCE to Cecilia D. FOSTER.
M On Tues morning, 4 Dec, in Charlotte NC by the Rev. Mr. MILLER, John LYON, Esq., of Petersburg VA
to Miss Maggie M. SPRINGS, daughter of Leroy SPRINGS, Esq., of the former place.
M In Union Co, 22d ult., by E. W. LILES, Esq., Mr. Wilson P. GADDY to Miss Martha Ann CASON, eldest
daughter of col. James F. CASON, Esq. Also, 27th ult., by E. W. LILES Esq., Mr. Thomas W. GRIFFIN
of GA to Miss Martha Caroline IRBY, youngest daughter of Wm. IRBY.
17 December 1855
D North Carolinian: Mon morning last about 6 miles from this place, little son of Mr. John K. GARDNER,
about 5 years old, was left in the house by his mother to attend a younger child while she did some out
door business; the children were playing near the fireplace; the young boy fell into the fire & was burned
to such an extent that he died in about 24 hours.
D Remains of William W. CARLILE of NC, a student of the medical department of the Pennsylvania
College, were interred Thurs at Philadelphia in Ronaldson's Cemetery; nearly all the students of
medicine in the city attended.
D Lt Archibald McRAE of the US Navy, native of Wilmington NC, committed suicide by a shot to the head in
a temporary fit of insanity on board the US Schr. Ewing, of which he was in command, in San Francisco
bay on the 28th ult., age 35. MORE
D In this vicinity Sat evening after a protracted illness, Mrs. Harriet KELLY, aged 56, widow of Richard
D In Marianna FL on the 6th inst., Mr. Joshua WHALEY, aged 40 years, formerly of this town.
D At the residence of her son, F. R. COTTON, Tallahassee FL, 5th inst., Mrs. Spencer D. COTTON,
formerly of Tarboro' and for the past 10 years resident of Raleigh.
D In Moore Co, 6th inst., Mr. Thomas MATTHEWS.
D In Randolph Co, on 7 Nov, Hannah E., daughter of John & Mary HILL, aged 18 years. Member of M. P.
D At his residence, Pleasant Gardens, McDowell Co NC, on 24 Nov last, Adolphus L. ERWIN, Esq., in the
66th year of his life.
D In this county, 8th inst., at the res. of A. R. SMITH, Esq., Mrs. Sarah R. SMITH, in the 56th yr of her age.
F Wilmington Herald: Turpentine Distillery of Messrs. J. W. & T. HALL at Hallsville, Duplin Co, totally
destroyed by fire on Sat night lasts. Origin incendiary; loss about $800.
20 December 1855
D From the effect of an injury received on the Albany Northern Railroad at Eagle Bridge NY on the 29th
ult., Mr. David Baker ROBINSON, native of Bennington VT & formerly a resident of this town.
D In this county on the 8th inst., at the residence of A. R. SMITH, in the 56th year of her age, after a short
but painful illness, Mrs. Sarah R. SMITH, relict of Wm. SMITH. Long Obit
M In Chatham Co, 11 Dec, by Rev. Wm. LINEBERRY, Dr. Loton W. GORRELL to Miss Jeanette B. MARSH.
Town papers copy
M In Wilmington, 13th inst., by Rev. R. GRANT, Mr. Edward HAWKINS to Miss Louisa CRAIG, all of
M At Timmonsville SC, 13th inst., by Rev. E. HICKS, Mr. Wm. A. FRENCH of Wilmington NC to Miss Hattie
P., 2d daughter of Rev. J. M. TIMMONS of the former place.
24 December 1855
D On the 12th inst., in Robeson Co at the residence of Malcom CAMPBELL near Floral College, Mr.
Edward McNAIR, aged 74 years; formerly of Richmond Co NC but for last 12 years resident of Robeson
Co. Cheraw papers please copy
D On the 9th inst., on Cedar Creek, Cumberland Co after a short illness of 3 days, Mr. John S. SMITH, in
the 30th year of his age; leaves wife, 3 children.
D In this county at the residence of her son, M. C. LAMONT, on the 11th inst., Mrs. Flora LAMONT,
consort of the late Duncan LAMONT, Esq., aged 63 years.
D In Wilmington, Wed last, Mr. A. J. MASHBURN, aged about 24 years.
D In this town on Tues morning last, James HOLLINGSWORTH, aged 18 years.
M At Vernon, Lenoir Co, 17th inst., by Rev. F. FITZGERALD, John L. PEYTON, Esq., of Staunton VA to
Miss Bettie, daughter of Jno. C. WASHINGTON, Esq.
M In Raleigh on Wed last by Rev. Dr. MASON, Mr. John G. B. GRIMES of Hyde Co to Miss Helen, daughter
of Ex-Gov. MANLY.
M In China Grove Church, Harnett Co, 20th inst., by Rev. H. McALISTER, Mr. Hector McNEILL to Miss
M In Bladen Co, 19th inst., by Rev. H. A. MUNROE, Dr. A. K. McDONALD of Elizabethtown to Miss Anna J.
KEMP, daughter of Joseph R. KEMP, Esq., of Bladen Co. Argus copy
M On the 16th inst., by Jo. WILLIAMS, Esq., William A. JESTER to Miss Martha A. JOHNSON, all of Yadkin Co.
M In this town last evening by D. G. McRAE, Esq., Mr. John D. JACKSON to Miss Elizabeth E. CARVER.
M In New Hanover Co, 13th inst., by Wm. S. LARKINS, Esq., Mr. Jas. A. HARMAN to Miss Margaret
MOORE, daughter of the late Benj. MOORE.
27 December 1855
D No paper issued
31 December 1855
D In New York City on the 24th inst., Mr. A. H. NICHOLSON, eldest son of the late Col. Neill NICHOLSON of
Montgomery Co NC, aged about 20 years, of smallpox. Left home about 18 months ago, read with Dr.
B. W. ROBINSON, then left for University Medical College about 3 months ago. MORE
D On Haymount in this vicinity, 29th inst., at the residence of his son-in-law Rev. Dan'l JOHNSON, John
GULICK, native of NJ, aged 66 years; long member Presbyterian Church.
D Murfreesboro' Gazette learns that on Wed night John FREEMAN, Esq., Ex-Sheriff of Bertie, was shot by
person unknown while near his dwelling; ball passed through fleshy part of leg & lower portion of body
penetrated by buckshot; said to be in critical condition. Also - Mr. B. W. THATCH was waylaid & shot
Sat, 8th inst, abut 2 o'clock near his residence in Chowan Co; said had large sum of money at time.
David MORRISS, notorious character, has been arrested on suspicion.
D In Kenansville, Duplin Co, on the 13th inst., Isabel Murchison, infant daughter of David & Sophia G.
REID, aged 3 years 6 months.
D In Madison, Orange Co TX, 30th Nov, Mrs. Margaret Ann OCHILTREE, wife of Hugh OCHILTREE,
formerly of Fayetteville NC in the 29th year of her age; leaves husband, 2 children. Member
Presbyterian Church more than 12 years.
D In Raleigh on Sun night, 23d inst., Mrs. Eleanor H. HAYWOOD, relict of the late Sherwood HAYWOOD.
D In Moore Co on the 16th inst., after a painful illness of 3 months, Miss Delania WALDEN, daughter of
Wm. & Winney WALDEN, aged 26 years; long obit & poem.
M In Sampson Co on the 19th inst., by the Rev. J. L. CLIFTON, Mr. John Thomas CRADDOCK to Miss
Elizabeth Jerris, daughter of Mr. Josepho DARDEN, all of Sampson.
M At Buffalo, Moore Co, on the 20th inst., by Daniel B. McIVER, Mr. Daniel N. McIVER to Miss Jane
MATHEWS, daughter of Daniel MATHEWS, Esq.
M At Fallstown, Iredell Co, on the 19th inst., by Rev. Mr. PRESSLY, James F. BELL, Senior Editor of the
Salisbury Herald, to Miss Margaret Ann YOUNG, daughter of John YOUNG, Esq.
Carolyn N. Gibbons
214 Chloe Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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