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Oxford-Torch Light
Wednesday, September 7, 1887


Mrs. Adcock, at Satterwhite, on the 28th, Aug., in the 98th year of her age.

Samuel Watkins,near Youngs X Roads, on the 28th, Aug., in his 79th year.
Miss Bettie Kimball, a young lady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Kimball, of Fishing Creek township, on the 29th of August.

Armstead Hicks, on the 6th inst., after a lingering illness, on the 42nd year of his age.

Mrs. Nelson Hicks, on the 3rd, inst., aged 60 years.

Mrs. Wm. Thorp, on the 5th inst., in the 29th year of her age, in Oak Hill township.




Oxford Torch Light
Tuesday, May 3, 1887

Died, at his residence at Satterwhite’s Shop, Mr. Absalmon Adcock, about sixty years of age.



Public Ledger

Friday, September 20, 1895


In Memoriam.


Died, at her home in Granville County, on the 4th of September, Mrs. Elizabeth Adcock, wife of John Adcock, in her fifty-eighth year. Three skillful physicians did all in their power to relieve her, but He that “works all things after the counsel of His own will” saw fit in his kingdom to remove her from time to eternity and we have great reasons to believe she is now planted a new with Him in His spiritual kingdom. For many years she lived a consistant member of the Methodist church. Her religion was not spasmodic, but an even peaceful flow of love to God; a steady reliance on Him and a constant trusting in Him during her severe suffering which she bore with Christian resignation. She spoke of her approaching death with perfect calmness and assurance of a home beyond the skies. She was a good neighbor, a devoted wife, a self sacrificing mother and in her the writer recognized a tender, sympathetic friend, a friend that was tried and faithful. How dear such friendship is. The memory of her peaceful death will forever rest like a benediction on the deeply bereaved hearts in their now lonely home once made of comfortable by her well directed industry.

May her dying counsel and precious memory ever keep her only child from going astray and may God in His infinite tenderness watch over her husband and child and bring them home to Him at last.

Berea, N. C.----C. B. A. 




Public Ledger
Thursday, March 18, 1897


It becomes the sad duty of the writer to chronicle the loss of one of the most prominent and influential ladies of this section. On Thursday the 25th of February, 1897, Mrs. Sophia Adcock surrounded by her devoted husband and loving children breathed her last. For several months she had been in failing health, but her death was a great shock to her family and friends. She fell a victim to that dread disease typhoid fever, and lingered only a few days.
Mrs. Adcock lived in Granville all her life until the last two years then moved near Ingleside, Franklin county, and those who knew her best admired her most.



Oxford Public Ledger
Friday, April 3, 1896

Death, the Reaper

We are sorry to have to chronicle the death of the wife of our highly esteemed young friend, Mr. W. B. Adcock, of Oak Hill, which occurred last Tuesday night, after an illness of about one month.
Mrs. Adcock was a good woman, kind neighbor and highly esteemed in Oak hill. She was a faithful member of Mountain Creek Baptist church, and leaves a devoted husband and 4 children to mourn her passing away. She was 28 years of age, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Williams, of Oak Hill township.
The internment took place Thursday at the old family graveyard on the farm of Mr. J. W. Adcock, witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. Our warmest condolences go out to our friend in the hour of his sore affliction.--



Public Ledger
Friday, February 9, 1894

It is with regret we chronicle the continued illness of Mr. H. Latta and Mrs. Eliza Allen, of this place. They continue very feeble . Both have lived to a ripe old age and we hope they will yet be spared many years.
Since the foregoing was written, Mrs. Allen passed away. She was a devoted member of Moore’s Methodist church and had been in declining health for some time. Her age was about 70 years.--Ed.



The Torch Light
Tuesday, July 26, 1880

Mrs. Jane W. Allen
, residing near Oxford, recently died. She was 78 years old.




Oxford Public Ledger

Thursday, May 12, 1898


Death of Miss Mary Allen


Died at Providence, this county, on the 9th inst., Sunday, Miss Mary Allen, sister of W. T. Allen and E. C. Allen of Wake county.

She has suffered severe afflictions with a complication of diseases for many years but her end was peace. She was modest and quiet to an unusual degree, on account of disease, but she was a woman of high culture, well educated and possessed many advantages in her early days of which she made no display, but her friends receive more consolation that she was a pure Christian woman and died with full assurance of blissful eternity. 




Oxford Public Ledger

Thursday, May 8, 1902


Death of a Former Citizen.


Henderson correspondent of Raleigh Post says: Mr. Samuel H. Allen, a resident of Henderson for more than 20 years, peacefully passed away Saturday, aged 52 years. Mr. Allen was a native of Granville county. He married Miss Ella, the daughter of the late George Reavis of Oxford. He leaves a wife, one daughter and three sons and one brother, Mr. Webb Allen, all residents of Henderson.




Oxford Public Ledger
(Frances B. Hayes Books)
September 9, 1921

Justice Of W. R. Allen Dead
One Of Goldsboro’s Most Highly Honored and Beloved Citizens

Goldsboro, Sept. 8---Hon. William R. Allen, associate justice of the supreme court of North Carolina and junior member of that body, passed away at his home in this city at 3 o’clock this afternoon. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy.



Oxford Public Ledger

Friday, April 12, 1895


Tribute of Respect


In Granville county, near Tar River, March 29th, 1895, the Messenger Death came in our midst and summoned our esteemed neighbor and friend, Willie T. Allen, son of W. T. Allen, Esq., to his home above after a long and lingering disease which borne with patience and Christian fortitude. He was always a delicate boy, but God in his wisdom saw fit to let him live with his loved ones 21 years and 3 days.

The summons came not as the “midnight cry” to the “ foolish virgin” for in the morning of life the preparation was made to meet his God in peace. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

With all the tender and loving care from father, sister, and friends as well as medical skill did not inspire him with hope of recovery. Through many weary weeks his suffering were borne with a degree of patience and resignation that was pleasant to witness. Graces vouchsafed to those who shall be heirs of the kingdom. Father and sisters though the pet of the household is gone and you miss him at God knows best. Think of him now, not the mortal part that rest in the narrow house, but think of him as an angel of light—as the redeemed of the Lord—where there is no more death, neither sorrowing  not crying in the house of many Mansions. The city that hath no need of the sun, neither the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God doth heighten it. Mourn not, that is not lost but gone on before to join his mother, sister and brother.

A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is still; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. God in his wisdom has recalled, The boon His love has given, And though the body slumbers, here, The soul is safe in heaven. --------F. 




Oxford Public Ledger
July 24, 1918
Two Granville county Ministers Died In Arkansas
Rev. I. P. Osborne and Rev. E. H. Amis of Blessed Memory.

Rev. L. P. Osborne died at his home in Carthage, Arkansas, July 6, following a brief illness. He was born in Oxford, North Carolina, November 17, 1833, and was ordained by the Presbytery of Columbia in 1869 while serving churches in Tennessee. For several years his labors had been mostly in Arkansas, although he spent a brief time in Missouri in connection with the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A. About six years ago he retired from the active pastorate and had made his home at Gurdon and Carthage, Arkansas. At the time of his death he was a member of Pine Bluff Presbytery.

Rev. E. H. Amis died at his home in Batesville, Arkansas July 10. He was born in Granville County, North Carolina, June 11, 1855. He was a student at Bingham School and the University of Virginia, and later a teacher in the Bingham School, North Carolina. His theological course was pursued at Columbia Seminary and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He was graduated from the latter institution in 1887. He was ordained by Lexington Presbytery November 19, 1887, and served the churches of Monterey, Pisgah, Crab Bottom, Virginia, until 1890. For the following five years he was pastor of the Harrods Creek, Goshen and Springdale churches at Lott, Rosebud and Chilton, Texas, where he served faithfully until a short time he had made his home in Batesville. He was a consecrated preacher of strong and simple faith, and rendered and simple faith, and rendered efficient and devoted service to the Church he loved so well.
Rev. E. H. Amis was the grandson of Col. Amis, of Revolutionary fame, and an Uncle of Mr. John Webb, of Oxford.
Rev. J. P. Osborne was an uncle of the late Caleb Osborne, of Oxford, and Col. W. H. Osborne, of Greensboro.


Oxford Public Ledger
Tuesday, July 22, 1890

Passed Away.

In Granville county, near Buchanan, on the evening of the 15th inst., at the residence of her niece, Mrs. James Chandler, Miss Mary Amis entered into the heavenly rest. She was a most estimable woman, possessing the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, full of sympathy and kindly deeds, with refined taste and gentle manners. She adorned all by her sincere plenty and devoted christian life.
She was the daughter of Mr. William Amis, a successful and wealthy farmer of the olden times, and sister of Capt. Rufus Amis, of this county. She was buried at Amis Chapel of which she had been a member. Miss Amis will indeed be missed and mourned by lovingly and appreciative friends, but feel assured that she sleeps in Jesus, and now behold the King in his beauty.
“Away, away, leave all for glory, Thy name is graven on the throne, Thy home is in that world of glory Where thy redenner{?} reigns alone. “ ---A FRIEND


Oxford Public Ledger

March 5, 1910  


Mrs. W. I. Anderson Dead.

Was Formerly Miss Fannie Landis, Daughter of Late Captain A. Landis

Buried In Greensboro.


The people of Oxford were greatly shocked this week upon learning of the death of  Mrs. W. I. Anderson of Greensboro, which sad event place last Saturday afternoon at__  o’clock. Mrs. Anderson had been apparently in the best of health when she made a slight complaint. From then she gradually grew worse until her death occurred at the time indicated.

The decease was a daughter of the late Capt. A. Landis and in her girlhood days, one of the belles at Oxford. She married Mr. W. I. Anderson about nine or ten years ago and leaves him with a little daughter to mourn her loss.

The funeral services were conducted from the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Greensboro by the Rev. S. R. Guiguard on Sunday afternoon and the internment was made in Green Hill Cemetery. Nearly all Mrs. Anderson’s brothers and sisters were in attendance upon the funeral. Among them were: Col. and Mrs. William Landis, Oxford; Mr. Chas. H. Landis, of Oxford; Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Landis, of Charlotte; Miss Anna Landis, of Wiliston, Fla.; Mr. E. G. Landis, of Henderson; Mr. Leak Landis of Texas; and Miss Augusta Landis, of Durham.  


Oxford Public Ledger
October 1905

Entered into Rest

Angels came to the happy home of Brother Ben Arrington on the evening of October 25th 1905, and bore away on their “snowy wings” the gentle spirit of his loving wife.
The happy couple had only been married a few years and lived near Providence in Granville County.
Sister Lillie B. Arrington was in her twenty fourth year. Eight years ago by faith in Christ she became a christian and died a devoted member of Tally Ho Baptist church.
Her religion was of that genuine kind that made her peaceable, loving and kind towards all people.
The skill of several doctors and the constant attention of loving friends could not arrest her long and painful disease. Death could only bring her relief. She enjoys now the “Rest that remains for the people of God.”
When the cold death wave struck her she asked others to pray for her. She herself prayed in an audible beautiful manner and when her words could not be heard her lips were seen to move until chilled by death. She died praying, how true the words of the post.
Prayer is the Christians vital breath, The Christians native air. His watchword at the gate of death, In spite of the inclement weather, weary sorrowing friends attended the burial services which were conducted by her pastor. -----J. A. S.
Public Ledger
Friday, January 10, 1896


Death of A Good Citizen.


We are called upon to chronicle the death of one of our most worth farmers, Mr. Thos. Averett, who died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John B. Elliot, in Fishing Creek township, where he had gone to spend some time with his daughter, on Sunday last.

Mr. Averett  was a true citizen, a good farmer, kind and obliging neighbor and with all a devoted Christian. He was a member of Enon Baptist church, and took an active interest in the church until the hand affliction was laid upon him some years ago, in the form of rheumatism, from which he suffered greatly up to the time he was gathered to eternal rest. He was 60-odd years of age and leaves several children to mourn his demise. His remains were laid to rest on Monday at his home near Enon, witnesses by a host of sorrowing neighbors and relatives. We extend our condolence to the afflicted family.-----



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