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Hines Bros. Lumber Company (1898)

From the May 3, 1898 issue of the Kinston Free Press

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Quinerly, Dan – Ladies’ Shoes

Dan Quinerly’s ad in the May 3, 1898 issue of the Kinston Free Press for Ladies’ Shoes.

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Kinston Free Press Index – Late 1800s/Early 1900s

The Kinston Free Press contains brief information on items of genealogical interest (i.e. deaths, marriages, births, etc.) that have appeared in the Kinston Daily Free Press (Kinston Free Press) newspaper of Kinston, Lenoir County. Surrounding counties (Wayne, Greene, Pitt, Craven, Jones & Duplin) are also represented.  COVERAGE SPANS: 1895-1928.

The data in this database is in process of being moved to the NCGenWeb’s NC People in the Papers database. Until that project is completed, you can still search the existing index.  Click on the image below to search.

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Oettinger Bros.: Underwear Ad (1898)

This ad appeared in the May 3, 1898 issue of the Kinston Free Press.

 

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French & Sugg Grocers (1898)

This ad appeared in the May 3, 1898 issue of the Kinston Free Press.

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Opening of Robert Bruce Memorial Hospital (1906)

The following information appears in the Charlotte Medical Journal (v. 29 – July 1906)

The formal opening of this recently erected institution in Kinston, N. C, with the laying of the corner stone of the Elizabeth Parrot Memorial Wards by the Grand Lodge of Masons of North Carolina, in the presence of the Governor of the State and many other distinguished citizens, may well be noted as marking an important epoch in the progress of medicine in Eastern Carolina.

The hospital, which in its various departments will be one of the most complete in the State, is located on a beautiful and extensive park, generously donated for the purpose by Mr. and Mrs.  J.A. McDaniel, of Kinston, in memory of their son Robert Bruce.  The Charity Annex, or the Elizabeth Parrot Memorial Wards, is physically connected with the private hospital recently opened for general medical and surgical work by Drs. J.M. and W.T. Parrott, of Kinston, N.C., and is their munificent memorial to their deceased mother, the late Mrs. Elizabeth Parrott.

While there has not been the lavish wasteful expenditure of moneys so often seen in the exterior construction of modern hospital buildings, no expense has been spared to render the institution complete in its every important detail for the comfort, convenience, and proper medical and surgical care of suffering humanity.

Being fully conversant with the high order of professional ability of the Drs. Parrott we can but feel that our congratulations are due the people and the profession of that section of the State naturally tributary to Kinston, in having located in their midst an institution of high grade character and officered and managed by such accomplished gentleman of the profession.  Again, are we reminded of the manifestly growing disposition on the part of our Southern doctors to provide near the homes of our people hospital facilities where skill and service are the equal of the best, and as good as any to be had on the face of the earth, can be provided at an equivalent or even lessened expense, and without the discomforts and dangers incident to the transporting of invalids by long railway journeys to the great cities of the East.

— contributed by Taneya Koonce,  April 2010

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Deed: WHITFIELD, George to LASSITER, Jesse (1845)

Contributed by Doug Rader
15 Dec 2010

Doug acquired this “burned deed period” legal document related to the Lassiter, WHitfield and Waters families of Lenoir County, NC.  It is dated 4 March 1845, and is an agreement by George Whitfield to sell to Jesse Lassiter (“Lasitter”; both of Lenoir County) half of his lands on the Meadow and Brushy Arm Pocosin, adjacent to Jesse Waters, Haywood Waters, Josh (?) Waters, Charles Fuller and Richard Sutton. The rate was to be $3.75 per acre, paid in three equal installments; the acreage and payment schedule are not given. Witnesses are William Fields and N.W. (?) Blount.

This copy does not reflect the registration of that agreement, but probably pertains to the deed registered in burned Lenoir County Deed Book 31, page 248 (as listed in the extant cross-index to those deeds) from George Whitfield to Jesse Lassiter. (That burned deed book is reported to have covered deed registered between 1 July 1846 and December 1849, and so is consistent with the date of the agreement.)  Doug notes that there are others deeds reported among these parties in the grantor and grantee indices, including from Whitfield to Needham Waters (Book 30:11), and from Jesse Warters to Haywood Warters (Book 31:314).

Click on the image to  see the details (PDF file).

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Thomas J Faison Bible

Contributed by Sloan Mason

From the Duplin County Historical Society, Rose Hill, N.C.

Bill MURPHY Collection
(FAISON/MOSELEY/IVEY)
Location unknown. Xerox found in the papers of the late W. Lyman MURPHY of Snow Hill, N.C.

Thomas J. FAISON was married to Maris Louisa MOSELEY the 17th day of December A.D. 1823 at the residence of Alexander MOSELEY, Esquire in Lenoir County.

Mary Ann FAISON daughter of the saide Thomas and Maria was born the 11th day of February A.D. 1836.

Susan Theodosia Burr FAISON daughter of Thomas J. & Maria FAISON was born the 8th day of June A.D. 1838.

Octavia A. W. FAISON daughter of Thos. J. and Maria FAISON was born Sept. 22, 1840.

Thomas son of Thomas J. and Maris FAISON was born the 17th day of October A.D. 1843.

William Preston W. P. K. FAISON son of Thomas & Sarah FAISON was born the 26th of Oct. A.D. 1851.

Alberta FAISON daughter of Thomas & Sarah FAISON was born the 19th of Oct. 1853.

Susan Virginia FAISON daughter of Thomas & Sarah FAISON was born the 13th of July 1856.

Sally G. FAISON daughter of Thomas & Sarah FAISON was born January the 23rd 1861.

Thomas J. FAISON son of James & Charlotte FAISON was born the 7th day of June A.D. 1802.

Maria L. FAISON wife of Thomas J. FAISON and daughter of Matthew & Elizabeth MOSELEY was born the 10th January A.D. 1805.

Julien Pydras FAISON son of Thomas & Maria FAISON was born the 1st day of April A.D. 1825.

Elizabeth Lucille FAISON daughter of the said Thomas & Maria was born the 3rd day of December A.D. 1826.

John Eliot FAISON son of the said Thomas and Maria was born the 10th day of October A.D. 1828.

James Alexander FAISON son of the said Thomas & Maria was born the 15th day of September A.D.1831.

Maria Louisa FAISON daughter of Thomas & Maria was born the 2nd day of December A.D. 1833.

Charlotte FAISON mother of Thomas J. FAISON & daughter of Thomas IVEY and Ann IVEY departed this life the 3rd day of March A.D. 1825.

James FAISON son of James & Mary FAISON and father of Thomas J. FAISON departed this life the 9th? Day of July A.D. 1825.

Susan Theodosia Burr FAISON daughter of Thomas J. & Maria FAISON departed this life the 15th day of June A.D. 1839, aged 12 months & seven days.

John E. FAISON son of Thomas J. & Maria FAISON departed this life the 9th of October 1843.

Maria L. FAISON wife of Thomas J. FAISON departed this life the 3rd day of July 1850 between the hours of 10 & 11 in the forenoon of said day.

Thomas J. FAISON son of James & Charlotte FAISON departed this life the 22nd of December A.D. 1865.

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Cox-Kennedy Bible

Contributed by Sloan Mason

Mary COX was born the 5 of October in ye 1717

Hannah COX was born the 26 of September in ye 1721

Richard COX was born the 15 of October in ye 1723

Thomas COX was born the 3 of February in ye 1729

Sarah COX was born the 7 of September in ye 1732

Esdras COX was born the 25 of March in ye year 1735

Elizabeth COX was born the 2 of March in ye year 1737

Elizabeth __ was born the 3 of October in ye year 1727

William COX was born ye 6 of January in the year of our Lord 1754

Samuel COX was born ye 15 of —– in ——— 17-5

John PIKE was born the 15 …

William COX was born year of our Lord 1761?

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John KENNEDY son of Walter & Sarah KENNEDY was born ye 21 Day of the 9th month in the year of Our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and forty seven __ old this ye 21st day of 9th mo. 1747

William KENNEDY son of Alexander KENNEDY and Anna his wife was born at Cullian

Aereshire, Scotland ye 1st day of the 5th mo. 1690 and departed this life ye 6th Day of the 6th mo. 1749, Johnston Co.

Walter KENNEDY Son of William & Mary KENNEDY departed this life ye 1st Day of 5th mo. 1750

Sarah KENNEDY wife of Walter KENNEDY and daughter of John FELLOWS departed this life ye 9th Day of the 6th mo. 1769

Hannah Musgrave departed this life the 13th day of the 10th month 1790

Elizabeth Musgrave departed this life the 23d day of the 10th mo 1790

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Levi Herring Carter Bible

Contributed by Sloan Mason

From the Duplin County Historical Society, Rose Hill, N.C.

Bill MURPHY Collection

(CARTER/KENNEDY/HARDISON/LAWSON)

This branch of the CARTER family was seated at “Cartersville” near Pink Hill which stretched into both Lenoir and Duplin Counties. Two CARTER houses, the mill site (now called KENNEDY’S Mill Pond) and two family cemeteries remain on the plantation.

The Bible was printed in 1851 in New York by the American Bible Society and was owned in 1983 by Mrs. Mildred Carter KENNEDY of Pink Hill.

J. P. CARTER, son of Gilbert B. CARTER & Elizabeth Jane CARTER his wife was borned September 24th, 1901.

Andrey C. the son of Levi H. CARTER and Elizabeth his wife was borned August the 1 day 1857.

R. E. I. CARTER son of L. H. CARTER was borned November the 8th, 1873.

L. H. CARTER the son of Bryant CARTER and Nancy his wife was borned April the 21 1829.

Robert CARTER the son of L. H. CARTER and Lucy his wife was borned August the 8, 1873.

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G. J. B. CARTER the son of L. H. CARTER and Lucy his wife was borned November the 9, 1879.

L. H. CARTER the son of Bryant CARTER and Nancy his wife was borned April 21st, 1829.

Christopher LAWSON b. September the 22, 1796.

Senos CARTER the son of Bryant CARTER and Nancy his wife was borned 24 May 1827.

Martha an HARDISON, born in 1842.

Marther an HARDISON was borned in May the 24 day in 1842.

Mary Matilda HARDISON was borned in November 17 day 184—.

Charls HA—— was bor—————————————-.

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