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SMITH, Benjamin J. – (d. 1918)

Passed to the Great Beyond

Tis sad to Chronicle the death of Mr. Benjamin J. SMITH, which occurred at the home of Humphrey Bros., Monday, April 8, at 6:30pm.

He had been ill only a few days, and his death came as a shock to his many friends throughout the community.  He was about sixty years of age; and came here about five years ago from New Jersey, to engage in the lumber industry.

He soon became attached to the HUMPHREY family, and remained with them until his death.  He was a very industrious man, with a pleasant disposition, and soon won many warm friends here, where he was familiarly known as “Uncle Ben.”

Such a warm attachment existed between he and the HUMPHREY family, that since the death of his mother, which occurred several months ago, he expressed this as being his home.  As a member of this family, he took an interest in everything pertaining to their affairs and will be sadly missed.

He was very appreciative of their kindness to him, and especially to Mrs. HUMPHREY, who so tenderly cared for him during his illness.

Failing to hear from any of his kindred, he was buried in a beautiful casket in Mount Williams cemetery.  The burial service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. P.L. CLARK.

His cheerful smile and jolly disposition will be missed in the community by his many friends; yet there is a sweet consolation to know he had the best attention of a skillful physician and the kindest care of the family and friends.  As there were no kindred present, I, as a friend, contribute this little item hoping some day some loved one, many know of his death and burial.  — C.P. MOORE


Source: Pender Chronicle, 18 April 1918, page 5.

PEARSALL, William Wilson (1943)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

DIED – Rocky Point, N. C., Dec. 2. – W. W. Pearsall, Sr., 62, died at his home here at 4 p.m. yesterday after a lengthy illness. Mr. Pearsall was a former member of the county board of education and had been chairman of Pender county board of elections for the past eight years and always active in community affairs.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Belle Sparkman Pearsall, and seven children:  W. W., Jr., Mrs. Beverly Paul,Eloise and Martha K., and S. F. Pearsall, all of Rocky Point. Mrs. J. Wilbur Breece of Fayetteville, and C. E. Pearsall of Wilmington. Two brothers and a sister also survive.

Funeral services were held from the Rocky Point Methodist church Thursday at 4 p.m. Interment followed in Pike Creek Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were: Allison Croom, Joe I. Moore, James Pearsall, Dr. H. W. Stevens, Jr., Joseph Casey, Jr., J. A. Casha and R. H. Balcombe. 

Source: Wilmington News, 2 Dec 1943

Note: William Wilson Pearsall was born in Duplin County, NC on 22 Mar 1883, the son of Edward Dickson Pearsall and Barbara Susan Armstrong. Barbara was the daughter of Thomas James Armstrong. William Wilson Pearsall and Mary Belle Sparkman were married at the Rocky Point M. E. Church on 12 Jan 1909.

Marriage: Bannerman & Noel (1916)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Kenansville – June 18 – John A. Bannerman of Burgaw and Miss Fannie Noel of Lexington, Miss., were married at the home of bride’s uncle Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Faison Pierce, by Rev. T. M. Levy, assisted by Rev. A. O. Moore. 

The groom is cashier of the Bank of Pender and comes from a long line of noble ancestry and is the only son of John R. Bannerman of Burgaw. Miss Noel is a niece of ex-Governor Noel of Mississippi, and has many relatives in this state. She has been teaching in Burgaw High School three years and has won warm friends throughout the state.

Source: Charlotte Observer, Monday, 19 Jun 1916 (p7, c3)

Pictures of the Armstrong Family

Contributed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Captain Edward Hall Armstrong

Edward wrote most of the letters published here from the War Between the States.

Thomas James Armstrong, Sr. – A narritave written by Thomas James Armstrong who was born in April 1813, and transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall. Very interesting for Duplin and New Hanover researchers.

Thomas James Armstrong, Sr (1813-1877), son of Edward Armstrong and Mary Shuffield, md on 5 Oct 1835 at South Washington (Watha), NC; Martha Ann Wilson (1820-1858), daughter of Alexander Wilson and Mary Portevant. He md 2nd on 23 Jun 1959 at Wilmington, NC; Martha Jane Freeman (d1865), daughter of John Freeman and Sarah Horton. He md 3rd, 22 Nov 1865 (lic New Hanover Co, NC), Mrs. Hulda Murray Moore (d 1 Oct 1872), dau of Hosea Murray and Rhoda Murray. She was the widow of George I. Moore. Thomas James Armstrong, Sr., md 4th Alice Bordeaux (1854-1908) on 18 Nov 1872 at Rocky Point, NC, dau of Richard Miller Bordeaux and his 2nd wife Mary A. Saul. After his death Alice Bordeaux Armstrong married as her second husband at the residence of her Mother in Rocky Point on 25 Nov 1879, S. J. Herring. As her 3rd husband, Alice Bordeaux Armstrong Herring md on 21 Nov 1893, at Rocky Point, NC, Robert L. Spell of Sampson Co, NC.

Sarah Isabella Armstrong with her husband ----- Holt

Sarah Isabella Armstrong (1860-1887), daughter of Thomas James Armstrong, Sr and Martha Jane Freeman married a Holt.