From the May 15, 1902 issue of The Times newspaper or Richmond, VA.
Norfolk, Va., May 14 – Mr. Dennis Simmons, of Williamston, N.C., a prominent lumberman and active member of the North Carolina Pine Association, died at St. Vincent’s Hospital yesterday after an illness of only four days. The remains were this morning forwarded via the Atlantic Coast Line to Williamston for internment.
From the 12 Nov 1903 issue of the Kinston Free Press newspaper of Kinston, Lenoir County, NC
Williamston, Dated Nov. 10 – This morning at three o’clock the handsome residence of Hon. Wilson G. Lamb, on Smithwick street, was found to be on fire. The family were sleeping on the second floor and were aroused by the smell of smoke, which was so dense that the stairway was found with difficulty. Miss Mayo Lamb, with rare presence of mind, groped her way through the smoke and heat down the stair and carried her little niece to a place of safety then returned to show the way to others who were still above the stairs. The loss was about $1,500 by damage to the house and furniture.
From the Feburary 9, 1883 issue of The Landmark, newspaper of Statesville, NC.
The Martin County Times, of the 2nd inst., says: Last Friday, about two miles from Williamston, occurred a most horrible tragedy, the participants being father and son, King and Simon Griffin. King Griffin, the father, was coming from the premises of his son Simon, when some altercation took place between them. Simon went for his father with an axe, when the old man retreated to the house, picked up a gun and emptied the contents into Simon’s breast, killing him.