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Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners of Jones County (December 20, 1883)

By | December 20, 2014

The Board met in regular session on Monday, the 3rd day of December, 1883.  Present: E.M. FOSCUE, Chm’n; Joseph B. BANKS, Wm. B. BECTON, Isaac BROCK and Quitman HAY. The following bills were audited and allowed: Thomas HARRISON, poor house supplies – $6.91 Joseph A. SMITH, serving on finance committee and examining two lunatics – […]

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DUVAL, Nancy (d. 1883)

By | January 1, 2014

Excerpted from the Jones County Items column: Mrs. Nancy DUVAL, relict of Dr. Francis DUVAL and formerly a citizen of Trenton, died on Monday morning, the 10th inst., at the residence of Mr. Samuel GEROCK in Onslow county.  Mrs. DUVAL was very old and had been infirm for a number of years.  She was a […]

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FOY, Thos. (d. 1880)

By | October 27, 2013

DIED — At his plantation in Jones County, of a fever of the cholic, Thos. FOY, Esq. Source: Raleigh Register and Weekly Advertiser, 25 March 1800, pg 3.

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FOSCUE, Lina – (d. 1910)

By | June 16, 2013

The following death notice for Mrs. Lina FOSCUE appeared in the January 6th, 1910 issue of the Kinston Free Press. She was a sister of Mrs. Joe WOOTEN  and Mr. R.A. WOOTEN.

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BROWN, Matilda – (d. 1910)

By | June 9, 2013

The following death notice for Matilda BROWN, wife of the late Cyrus BROWN, appeared in the January 6, 1910 issue of the Kinston Free Press newspaper. She was an aunt to Dr. R.A. WHITAKER.

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BROWN, Hardy (d. 1834)

By | May 11, 2013

Raleigh Register February 18, 1834 DIED – at his residence, in Twiggs county, Ga., Hardy BROWN, a native of Jones county, in this State, in the 39th year of his age. He emigrated to Georgia, about eight years since, carrying with him a character for industry, honesty and patriotism.

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BROWN, Mary (d. 1819)

By | December 4, 2012

DIED, in Jones County, on Sunday the eleventh inst. Mrs. Mary BROWN, the amiable wife of Isaac BROWN, Esq.  In the death of this excellent woman, female society has lost one of its brightest ornaments, the neighborhood a dear friend, and her weeping relations are left to mourn their irreparable loss.  Possessed of all those amiable qualities, […]

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WYES, Selby H. (d. 1821)

By | December 4, 2012

Died – on the 19th inst., at the seat of Mr. Edwin BECTON, Jones County, the Rev. Selby H. WYES, aged about 43. Mr. WYES was a gracious and useful man.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and freely gave himself up to seek and save perishing sinners.  Though not regularly attached […]

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HOWARD, James (d. 1848)

By | November 7, 2012

The following death notice appeared in the May 24, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper.  James HOWARD was a Senator from the Jones and Carteret districts.

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