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.
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.
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.
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, that adorn and beautify the female sex, she was excelled by none, in the practical exercise of piety, virtue & benevolence. A mild, meek and humble devotion to the doctrines and principles of the holy religion of the Lamb of God, at all times characterised her conduct and conversation; and we trust and believe, that her immortal spirit, which but a few days since was confined within the frail tabernacle of mortality, and agonized by death and disease, has now “winged its flight, on pinions of love,” to the mansions of etherial [sic] bliss; and is now in the full fruition of all the joys of heaven, which are prepared for the faithful followers, of the blessed Jesus, where “wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest.” — A Friend.
Source: Newbern Sentinel, 27 Nov 1819, pg. 3.
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 to the travelling connexion, he had been a laborious itenerant Preacher nearly three years. His ministry was not without seals in New River; and in Raleigh Circuit, his meekness, love, prayers, tears, sermons, and exhortations will not soon be forgotten.
He wanted no appeal from labor, danger, or suffering. His willing soul said with Isaiah, “Here am I, send me,” – -and, when struggling with the king of terrors in the arms of death, his supreme desires appear to have been, “to recommend his Savior to others and to make a speedy believing application to him for safety and happiness.” As he lived, so he died, a Christian, in full expectation of a blessed immortality.
“Far from a world of toil and strife,
He’s present with the Lord,
The labors of his mortal life,
End in a rich reward.”
Source: New Bern Sentinel. 1 Dec 1821. pg. 3.
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.
The following death notice for Wimberly COXE appeared in the April 15, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. He was 23 years old.
The following death notice for Daniel ANDREWS appeared in the May 13, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper.
The following death notice appeared in the May 13, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper. John ASKEW was 35 years old.
Source: Correspondence and Case Files of the Bureau of Pensions Pertaining to the Ex-Slave Pension Movement, 1892-1922. Microfilm M2110, 1 roll. Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.