Mr. Nathan R. SCOTT and wife, respectable citizens, and advanced in years, died a few days ago at their residence in Riley’s Creek, in Pender County. They have been married over twenty years, and left three grown children – one daughter and two sons. The wife died two days before the husband. From the day of their marriage up to the day of the death of these two devoted people they had never separated a single night from the same roof. The daughter had never slept but one night away from the paternal roof. The sons had never been absent a single night from the household up to the death of their parents. If any county in or out of North Carolina can do as well as this, or furnish a parallel case, let us know the county and the case that equals this in family unity and affection. — Review.
Source: Chatham Record, 27 March 1879