Archive for Obituary

WADSWORTH, Ann (Mrs.) – (d. 1835)

DIED — In Craven county, 1st inst., Mrs. Ann WADSWORTH, wife of W.D. WADSWORTH.
Source: North-Carolina standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 14 Jan. 1836. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

BLOUNT, Wilson (Mrs.) (d. 1880)

DIED — At Newbern, on the evening of the 27th ult., Mrs. BLOUNT, the amiable consort of Wilson BLOUNT, Esq., of that town.

Source: Raleigh Register and Weekly Advertiser, 3 June 1800, pg 3.

JONES, Lovis (d. 1817)

DIED, on the 14th inst. Mr. Lovis JONES of this town, long a member of the Methodist Society.  He bore the trials of the long illness of which he died, with a resignation and patience truly characteristic of the distinguished excellence of his mind, and of the principles of christian piety, and of respectful submission to the will of a beneficent and merciful Providence.  He was an amiable man in society; a good life has been his preparation for death; let us hope he is now enjoying peace and happiness, for he who is good will obtain grace from the lord, he who is merciful will find mercy; while gracious warmth and liberality of soul deserve to be cherished, the recollection of his worth will never be effaced from the hearts of his friends.  He  has bequeathed a considerable sum of money to religious and charitable uses.

Source:  Carolina Federal Republican, 20 September 1817

VINCENT, Frances R. (1849)

The following for Dr. Francis R. VINCENT appeared in the October 17, 1849 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. 


ROWE, Benjamin (1820)

DIED - At Slocumb’s creek, in this county, on the 25th ult., Benjamin, son of Amos ROWE, Esq., in the 8th year of his age.

Source: Newbern Sentinel, 2 Sep 1820, pg. 3.

PARKER, GREEN (Mr. & Mrs.) (1822)

DIED — In this town, on Monday night last, at twelve o’clock, Mrs. Mary PARKER, aged 65; and on Tuesday morning, at five o’clock, her husband, Mr. Green PARKER, aged 76.  They lived together as man and wife 42 years, died within five hours of each other, and were both buried in the same coffin.

Source: New Bern Sentinel, 27 Apr 1822, pg. 3

LEIGH, William R. (d. 1848)

The following death notice appeared in the November 4, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. Major William R. LEIGH  died at his residence in Brownsville, Haywood County, Tennessee. He was the son of Roscoe LEIGH, formerly of Newbern.

HALL, Julia A. (1848)

The following death notice appeared in the February 23, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper.  Julia A. HALL was 45 years old and the widow of Josephus HALL.

FRANKLIN, Henrietta (1848)

The following death notice appeared in the January 12, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper.  Henrietta FRANKLIN was 24 years old and the wife of J.R. FRANKLIN.


BLACKLEDGE, Carolina M. (1844)

DIED – In Newbern, in the 13th year of her age, Miss Caroline M. BLACKLEDGE, daughter of William S. BLACKLEDGE, Esq. 

Source: Raleigh Register, 22 Mar 1844.