Newspaper Abstracts:
PEOPLE, PLACES, MARRIAGES, DEATHS, ETC. OF

UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA,

ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

and also:

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

CABARRUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

STANLY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

LANCASTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

(And other surrounding areas…)

 

1860-1861

 

 

 

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1860

 

January 7, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

-Died in Union county, on the 8th December, Mrs. Burnett, wife of John Burnett. [Note: Believe this to be Jemima ROSS BENNETT, wife of John BENNETT. She died Dec. 8, 1859 and is buried at Bennett-Bivens Cemetery.]

-Married In Anson county, on the 8th December, Mr. M. A. Murr and Miss Susan Gulledge.

 

January 25, 1860, WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, NC)

-H. M. DIGGS, of Anson county, has two boys, brothers, that picked on different days this season the following weights of cotton: 730, 714, 612, 603, 578, 572.  Mr. DIGGS has just returned home from Texas, where he had been to find a “better place and a better country,” perfectly satisfied with the old North State. He says he would not take five hundred dollars for the trip.  This statement was made to me by Mr. DIGGS on his return on Monday last.

 

January 27, 1860, DUE WEST TELESCOPE (Due West, S.C.)

-Married by Rev. Mr. SMITH on the 22nd November, Mr. Abel N. W. BELK of Lancaster District, S. C. to Miss Sarah, daughter of Robert and Dorcas WALKUP of Union Co., N. C.

-Married by Rev. D. P. ROBINSON on the 24th November, Col. William J. McCAIN and Miss Jane, daughter of John and Hannah WALKER, all of Union Co., N. C.

 

February 4, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married-In Wadesboro, on the 16th January, Mr. D. W. Howell to Miss Eugenia Hemby. In Anson county, on the 15th January, Mr. David L. Gaddy to Miss E. A. Tice. In Anson county, on the 12th January, Mr. Samuel P. Spencer to Miss Mary Ann Seago.

 

February 11, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Tippah county, Miss., on the 7th January, Mr. Benjamin Smith, formerly of Anson county.

 

February 18, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

-Died in Calhoun county, Miss., on the 28th December, Mr. Benj. T. Covington, formerly of Anson County; aged 32 years.

-Died in Union county, on the 2nd inst., Mr. James Robinson,  aged 81 years.

 

February 23, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

Died in Union county, on the 2d inst., Mr. James ROBINSON, aged 84 years.

 

February 25, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Union county, on the 15th inst. Col. James A. Dunn; aged 67 years.

 

March 1, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

Died on the 15th February 1860 in Providence, Union county, N.C., Col. James A. DUNN, in the 67th year of his age ...represented Union and Mecklenburg counties in the State Legislature...Ruling Elder of the Presbyterian church in Providence for many years...

 

April 7, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Anson Co., on the 14th March, Mr. Jas. M. Morgan, of consumption, aged 18 years

 

April 14, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Anson county, on the 3rd inst., Mr. H. P. Townsend of Cabarrus, to Miss Ann Eliza Bennett.

 

Friday, April 20, 1860, HIGH POINT REPORTER (High Point, NC)

-On last Thursday evening, the family of Mr. W. H. HUBBARD, residing in this county [Anson], about ten miles from town, were thrown into great distress by the accidental killing of the eldest son, aged about fourteen years.  On the evening mentioned, just before sunset, he, with several of his father’s neighbors and neighbors hands, was out fighting fire in the woods, which, under the influence of a strong wind threatened great destruction of property especially on his father’s plantation. [illegible]… one of them blew off, falling on… and crushing the skull in, causing his death in about an hour after being struck.  The loss of this promising boy has cast a deep gloom over the neighborhood in which his parents reside. Wadesboro Argus, 12th inst.

 

April 21, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married-In Anson county on the 27th March, Mr. E. J. Harris to Miss Martha Causal.

Also, Mr. George L. Steagail [Stegall] to Miss M. J. Duncan.

 

April 28, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Anson county, on the 14th inst., Mr. J. D. Ballard to Miss L. E. Turner.

 

May 10, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

Died in Union county, N.C., on the 28th of April, Mr. Peter PARKER, at the advanced age of near ninety years. He was a native of Hertford county, N.C., and emigrated and settled in Anson (now Union) county, in his youth, where he raised a large family. (eulogy…)

 

May 17, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

Died in Union county, on the 23d of April last, Grove W. MAY, Esq., in the 57th year of his age. (eulogy…)

 

May 19, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Union county, on the 9th inst., Dr. W. H. Gribble to Miss Melissa Lancy.

Died in Union county, on the 28th ult., Mr. Peter Parker, aged about 90 years.

 

May 26, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

-Died in Union county, on the 23rd April, Mr. Grove W. May; aged 57 years.

-Married In Robeson county, on the 2nd inst., Mr. Jos. J. Jowers, of Anson county, to Miss Katharine V. Bullard, of Russell county, Ala.

 

June 7, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

Married on Wednesday the 30th May, by H.A. CRAWFORD, Esq., Mr. George M. RUSHING, of Union, to Miss Sallie, daughter of Alvin BAKER, of Meltonsville, Anson county, N.C.

 

June 14, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

Married in Union county, on Tuesday evening the 5th inst., by W.H. COLLINS, Esq., Mr. S.G. HASTY, to Miss Mary L. BENTON.

 

June 15, 1860, DUE WEST TELESCOPE (Due West, S.C.)

-Departed this life at his residence in Yell Co., Ark., August 19th, 1859, Mr. D. M. WALKUP, in the 63rd year of his age. His disease was pneumonia. Mr. WALKUP was born and raised in Mecklenburg (now Union) Co., N. C. He was for many years a member and ruling elder in the Associate Reformed Church at Tirzah. He left his native state in the fall of 1855, and arrived in Arkansas about the 1st of January, 1856. He first stopped a year or two in Philips Co.–thence he removed to Columbia, and thence to Yell where he died.

 

July 7, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Anson county, on the 27th June, of apoplexy, Dr. Thomas C. Hall, aged 32 years.

 

August 4, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Anson county, on the 17th ult., of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. R. Gaddy.

 

August 11, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Union county, on the 16th June, John N. Hill, son of James Hill, aged 22 years.

 

August 23, 1860 THE NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE (Nashville, TN)

-John Deason MELTON born Anson Co., N.C. June 16, 1800; moved with parents to Bedford Co., Tenn. 1810; to Ala. 1817; md Mary HENDRICK 1825; moved to west Tenn. 1831 and in 1836 to Grenada, Miss. where he died June 15, 1860.

 

August 25, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Union county, on the 13th inst., Mrs. Martha Benton, in the 63rd year of his age.

 

August 23, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

In Union county, on the 26th of June, Mr. A.C. HOUSTON, in the 24th year.

 

August 30, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

In Union county, on the 13th inst., Mrs. Martha BENTON, wife of James BENTON, Esq., in the 63d year of her age, leaving a husband, several children and many friends...

 

September 6, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

On Lane's Creek, in Union county, on the 15th ult., by S.H. PARKER, Esq., Mr. Wm. C. KING, to Miss Mary PARKER.

 

September 13, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

Died at the house of her brother, Col. Wm. M. WALKUP, in Union county, N.C., on the 27th ult., Mrs. Ann J. BELK, wife of D.D.A. BELK, of Lancaster District, S.C., and daughter of the late Robert WALKUP, of Union county, N.C., aged 34 years...a member of the Presbyterian Church until her marriage, when she joined that of her husband, the Associated Reformed Church. (eulogy)

 

September 14, 1860, DUE WEST TELESCOPE (Due West, S.C.)

-Died at the home of her brother, Col. W. M. WALKUP, in Union Co., N. C. on the 27th ult. of chronic bronchitis, after several months of illness, Mrs. Ann J. BELK, wife of Mr. D. A. BELK of Lancaster District, S. C. and daughter of the late Robert WALKUP of Union Co., N. C., aged 34 years. … she left a husband, two children and two brothers.

 

September 15, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Anson county, on the 19th ult., Garland C. Diggs, aged 58 years. [note: He was the son of Solomon and Christian DIGGS]

 

September 29, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Union county, on the 16th inst., David Baxter Philfer [Phifer], aged 23 years. In early life the deceased sought and obtained the pearl of great price - joined the M. E. Church and continued an acceptable member until summoned away by death.

 

October 6, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Union county, on the 16th ult., David Baxter Phifer, aged 23 years.

 

October 13, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Anson county, on the 2nd inst., Mr. William B. Little to Miss Eliza John, daughter of the late Wm. J. Ledbetter.

 

October 20, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Died in Union county, on the 7th inst., Mrs. Agnes McNeely, wife of James A. McNeely, aged about 40 years.   

 

October 31, 1860, Raleigh Register and NC State Gazette (Wake Co, NC)

-Married: Thomas T. PHILLIPS, of Anson county, to Francis SINK, Oct. 9. 

-Married: Victoria MORENO of Pensacola, Fla. to J. P. JONES of Wadesboro, October 9, Pensacola, Fla.

 

November 7, 1860, WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, N.C.)

-Married: At Pensacola, Florida on the 9th ult., Lieutenant J. P. JONES, U.S. Army, (formerly of Wadesboro, N.C.) and Miss Victoria MORENO, of the former place.

 

November 8, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)

Died in Union county, on the 27th of August, Mrs. Laura F. RUSHING, wife of Levander RUSHING, and daughter of Reuben and Nancy HENRY, of Anson county, aged 23 years.

 

December 1, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Union county, on the 22nd, Jeremiah M. Hinton to Miss Jemimah Whitley.  

 

December 8, 1860, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Anson, on the 8th ult., Capt. Henry S. Traywick and Miss Frances C., youngest daughter of John Redfern, Esq., all of Anson.

 

December 13, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

-Married on the 6th inst., by Rev. E.L. DAVIS, Mr. John M. THOMAS, of Union, to Miss Sarah E. REDFEARN, of Anson.

-In Union county, on the 13th November, by Rev. B.G. JONES, Mr. William H. HOWIE to Miss Sarah E. WINCHESTER.

-In Union, on the 27th November, by the same, Mr. S.G. HOWIE, to Miss Nancy C. WINCHESTER.

 

December 20, 1860, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)
Died in Union county, on the 9th inst., Mrs. Permelia ROWLAND, wife of Sherwood ROWLAND, and daughter of John and Sarah GRIFFIN. The deceased was fifty years, five months and thirteen days old.
She professed religion and joined the Baptist Church twelve years ago, in which she was a consistent member up to the time of her death.
As death approached she clung nearer and still nearer to her blessed Saviour, whom she so much loved.  Though her afflictions were great, she bore them with patience and courage, worthy of the christianity which she professed. God, in his wisdom, has seen fit to pluck from the family alter one of its brightest jewels, and its loss is irreparable.  She was an affectionate wife, and a kind mother.  She leaves a husband and nine children, and a large circle of friends, to mourn their loss.
“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord; from henceforth they are at rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.”
Why should we mourn departing friends
Or shake at death’s alarm
‘Tis but the voice that Jesus sends,
To call us to his arms.

 

 

1861

 

January 12, 1861, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)

Died in Anson county, on the 4th inst., Miss Mary Livingston, aged 78 years.

 

January 17, 1861, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

Died in Union county, N.C., on the 6th inst., Miss Levina Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. Peter and Nancey PARKER, aged 14 years, 1 month and 26 days.

 

January 19, 1861, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Richmond county, on the 27th ult., Mr. W. Frank Sanford, of Anson, to Miss Sue P. Lampley, of the former county.

 

January 27, 1861, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Union county, on the 3rd inst., Mr. John Secrest to Miss Sarah L., daughter of George Howey.

 

February 18, 1861, NC Argus (Wadesborough, NC)

-On Dec. 26th, by the Rev. A.L. STOUGH, Mr. J.E. De LORME of Darlington District, S.C., to Miss Mary Jane BICKETT, of Monroe, N.C.

 

February 21, 1861, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

In Union county, at the residence of W.D. MORGAN, on the 24th ult., by B.C. ASHCRAFT, Esq., Mr. Masten MORGAN, of Anson county, to Miss Harriet HAGANS.

 

February 28, 1861, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

-On Dec. 26th, by the Rev. A.L. STOUGH, Mr. J.E. De LORME of Darlington District, S.C., to Miss Mary Jane BICKETT, of Monroe, N.C.

-Near Monroe, on the 10th inst., by the same, Mr. James KING to Miss Elizabeth SIKES, all of Union, N.C.

 

March 2, 1861, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married-In Union county, on the 11th ult., Mr. Geo. W. Little to Miss Jane C. Hinson.

 

March 16, 1861, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Chesterfield, SC on the 20th Jan., by Elder A. L. Stough, Mr. E. N. Redfearn of Anson county, NC to Miss Atha A., daughter of Edw. Mulloy, of the former place.

 

March 21, 1861, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

In Union county, on the 22d ult., Mr. John J. HASTY to Miss Emeline SIMPSON.

 

April 4, 1861, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

Died in Union county, on the 12th of March, Granny Sela (a slave, the property of Mrs. Jane GUTHINGS), age 110. Granny Sela said she was a grown woman in the Revolutionary War, and had three children when independence was declared... member of the Baptist Church.

 

April 20, 1861, THE TIMES, (Greensboro, Guilford County, NC)  

Married In Union county, on the 27th ult., Mr. Wm. Nelson, of Guilford county, to Miss Sarah A. Helms, daughter of Noah Helms.

Married In Union county, Mr. D. L. Lemmond to Miss Cynthia C. Simpson.

 

April 25, 1861, NC ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC) 

-Married in Union county, on the 27th ult., by Ambrose HARKEY, Esq., Mr. Wm. NELSON of Guilford county, to Miss Sarah A HELMS, daughter of Noah HELMS.

-In Union county, by T.C. WILSON, Esq., Mr. D.L. LEMMOND to Miss Cynthia C. SIMPSON.

-Also, by the same, Mr. J.L.P. SIMPSON, to Miss Mary RIGINS.

-Also, by the same, Mr. Robert CALDWELL of Mecklenburg county, to Miss Ellen E. SIMPSON.

 

August 1, 1861, Southern Christian Advocate

-Mrs. Mary E. ELKINS, wife of Willis ELKINS, Esq., died in Concord, NC, June 20, 1861, in her 35th year...

 

September 4, 1861 SPIRIT OF THE AGE (Raleigh, N.C.)

-Camp Carolina, near Raleigh, August 27, 1861.  We have been called to mourn the loss of one of our company – Mr. S. M. HINSON, who died in the hospital at this place, of typhoid fever.  The deceased was a son of the widow HINSON, of Union County.  He was a true patriot and loved our Southern Confederacy.

 

 

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