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CHERRY, Romulus S. (d. 1847)

The following death notice for the death of Romulus S. CHERRY appeared in the June 11, 1847 issue of the Semi-Weekly Raleigh Register. Romulus was the 25 year-old son of Darling and Elizabeth CHERRY

Obituary for Romulus Cherry


Wordless Wednesday: Joseph Everett and Marcella Louisa Keel


From the book “Everetts of Martin County, North Carolina” by Robert L. Everett.  This book is available online from the Family History Library here.


Death of William F. Cherry

From the Kinston Free Press, newspaper of Kinston, NC
25 Nov 1898

Tuesday evening, about 6 o’clock, at Williamston, William F. Cherry was shot and killed from ambush.  It was a horrible and brutal murder.  The young man was a volunteer in the second regiment and had received his pay and discharge the day before.

Update: November 30, 2008

An death notice for him also appeared in the Novemer 26, 1898 issue of the Raleigh News & Observer.  

“A special to the Raleigh News and Observer says that at Williamston, Martin county, Tuesday evening, Wm. F. Cherry was shot in the house of James Bonds, where he was stopping, and instantly killed, by some unknown person.  His body was found lying across the bed and he is supposed to have been shot through an open door.  Cherry had been a member of the Second North Carolina Regiment Capt. Cotten’s company, was paid off last week, when mustered out, and had been drinking hard ever since. The affair is clothed in mystery.”

Death notice courtesy of


Dictionary of North Carolina Biography

According to an index created by the Olivia Raney Local History Library in Raleigh, NC, the following individuals of Martin County are included in the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography

  • Bryan, Henry H. (d. 1835)
  • Hassell, Cushing Biggs (1809-1880)
  • Hassell, Sylvester (1842-1928)
  • Martin, Joseph John (1833-1900)
  • Ross, James (1801-1878)
  • Ross, Reuben (1776-1860)
  • Roulhac, Joseph Blount Gregoire (1795-1856)
  • Spruill, Frank (Franklin) Shepherd (1862-1937)
  • Whittlesey, Sarah Johnson Cogswell (1824 -1896)
  • Wilson, James Lewis (ca. 1760 – 1802)
  • Yellowley, Edward Clement (1821 – 1885)
  • Cherry, Annie Moore (1891 – 1976)
  • Armstrong, Frank Alton, Jr. (1902 – 1969)
  • Everett, Reuben Oscar (1879-1971)
  • Chance, William Claudius, Sr. (1880-1970)
  • Biggs, Asa (1811-1878)

I’ve already started pages for a few of these on the Biographical Profiles page of the site. You can use to find this book in a library near you.