HUTCHINS, Willie – (d. 1882)

Extracted from the Jones County Items column:

Willie HUTCHINS a nephew of Mrs. PARKER about 14 years of age, died in this place last Saturday night, of heart disease.

Source: New Berne Weekly Journal , 6 April 1882, page 3. 

SIMMONS, Amos (d. 1883)

Excerpted from the Jones County Items column:

Amos SIMMONS, the little son of Mr. Joseph SIMMONS, was killed on Saturday, the 8th inst., on the road near his home by falling out of a wagon and the wheel passing over him.  He lived but a short time after the accident.  He was buried on Sunday evening.

Source: New Berne Weekly Journal , 20 December 1883, page 3. 

TAYLOR, Jesse G. (d. 1883)

Mr. Jesse G. TAYLOR, an old citizen of Tuckahoe township, Jones county, died at his home on the 11th inst.

Source: New Berne Weekly Journal , 20 December 1883, page 3. 

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

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 – $8.00
  • Quitman HAY, services as county commissioner and mileage – $40.00
  • Amos HEATH, official services as constable – $2.50
  • MURDOCK and McLEAN, for building jail – $1300.00
  • John BRYAN (col.), pauper coffin – $2.00
  • James C. MOORE, services as assessor – $3.00
  • P.J. PAULEY & Bro., interest on note – $22.30
  • B.F. STILLY, in part for Quaker Bridge – $125.00
  • Balaam MEADOWS, board for prisoners in jail – $21.00
  • R.N. WHITE, conveying prisoner to Craven jail – $3.50
  • R.S. HAY, pauper coffin – $2.00
  • L. DILLAHUNT, freight on lumber – $1.10
  • Wm. LOFTIN, keeper of Pollocksville bridge – $8.00
  • Simmons and Manly, salary as attorney to board for 1883 – $100.00
  • Isaac BROCK, services as county commissioner and mileage – $29.00
  • Joseph B. BANKS, services as county commissioner and mileage – $28.05
  • W.B. BECTON, services as county commissioner and mileage – $34.00


The following allowances were made for transient papers, viz:

Betsy JONES – $2.00
Wife of J. BRYAN and children – $3.00
Samuel METTS – $2.00
Church MOORE – $5.00
M.A. JONES – $2.00
Peter CLAYTON – $2.00
Thomas DUDLEY – $2.00
Fred HUDLER – $2.00
Leah GREEN – $1.00
Joseph PHILLIPS – $1.00
Killis KOONCE – $1.50
Polly BUTTON – $2.00

Wm. G. WATTS, Henry DUBRUHL, Moses WILLIAMS, E.J. TURNER and Peter R. ANDREWS were released from payment of poll tax for the year 1883.

The official bonds of Thomas J. WHITAKER, C.S.C., Isaac T. WILSON, Register of Deeds, John W. BRYAN, Coroner, and the tax bonds of S.E. KOONCE, Sheriff, were accepted and approved by the Board.

Hugh MAXWELL was appointed special surveyor to survey for Benjamin HUGGINS, warrant No .453.

T.J. WHITAKER, C.S.C., presented his official report, which was, on motion, accepted.

The acres and valuation of lands listed by the heirs of John McDANIEL, deceased, were reduced from 869 acres, valued at $1500, to 269 acres, valued at $600.

E.F. BALLARD was released from payment of taxes on 300 acres of land valued at $500, same having been listed and the tax paid by another party.

On motion… adjourned until first Monday in January next.

–I.T. WILSON, Clerk

Source: New Berne Weekly Journal , 20 December 1883, page 3. 

DUVAL, Nancy (d. 1883)

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 worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  She was loved and respected by her many friends.  She was buried by the side of her lamented husband in the church yard at Trenton on Tuesday, the 11th, at 11 o’clock.

Source: New Berne Weekly Journal , 20 December 1883, page 3. 

FOY, Thos. (d. 1880)

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.

FOSCUE, Lina – (d. 1910)

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.

BROWN, Matilda – (d. 1910)

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.

BROWN, Hardy (d. 1834)

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.

BROWN, Mary (d. 1819)

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.