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Post Offices/Postmasters-Postmistresses

Prepared by Dr. W.P. Jacocks of UNC professor Emeritus from the U.S. Postal Service. Contributed to our site by Harry Thompson

The list is in Alphabetical Order...with date of appointment.

ASHLAND (Late Mt. Gould)

Augustus Holley	11 Dec 1841
Discontinued to MILL LANDING  14 Sept 1858


ASKEWVILLE (Buena Vista Crossroads)
(Askewville named for first postmaster "Bill" Askew June 3 1893)
*conflicting information

James R. Jernigan		7 June 1893
Jesse C. White			10 Feb 1899
John C. Butler			11 Sept 1907
James G. Mitchell		26 Oct 1925
(Discontinued to Windsor 30 Sept 1932)

AULANDER
Thomas J. White		4 Jan 1878
Edward C. Harrell		18 Aug 1888
James T. Holloman		14 April 1890
Reuben Morris			31 July 1890
Joseph A. Burden		21 May 1891
John L. Harrington		18 July 1893
Alexander Lassiter		7 Jan 1897
Hosea L. Early			10 June 1897
Royall E. White			29 Ma6 1914
J. Lawrence Harrington		1 Dec 1916  (acting)
J. Lawrence Harrington		9 Jan 1917 (reappointed)
M.H. Mitchell			11 June 1919 (acting)
M.H. Mitchell			15 Aug 1919
Hosea L. Early			15 Nov 1922 (acting)
Hosea L. Early			2 March 1923
Hugh C. Holloman		26 May 1925 (acting)
Hugh C. Holloman		22 January 1927
Spurgen W. Green		21 Oct 1929
Hosea L. Early			11 Sept 1930 (acting)
Mortimer H. Mitchell		14 Feb 1931
Henry G. Spruill		30 Nov 1952 (acting)
Henry G. Spruill		5 Aug 1953

AVOCA
William R. Capehart		18 Jun3 1874
Clarence C. Capehart		7 May 1908
Edgar H. Walke		14 Dec 1911
William R. Capehart		23 May 1924
(Discontinued - moved to Windsor 15 Jan 1930)

BLACK ROCK
Nancy E. White		25 May 1901
(Discontinued to Merry Hill 31 March 1905)

BRANNING
William W. Duke		19 Aug 1895
Samuel B. Barnes		10 July 1900
(Discontinued to Colerain  30 Nov 1906)

BRITTON'S STORE
Nathaniel W. Fletcher		18 Jan 1832
Richard O. Britton		5 Sept 1836
L.M. Jiggitts			29 Dec 1836
Stephen McDaniel		15 Jan 1842
(Discontinued to Roxobel 16 Dec 1847)

BURDEN
Abram Burden			9 July 1898
Debra A. Mitchell		2 March 1901
(Discontinued to Aulander  4 Jan 1904)

CEDAR LANDING (See Roseboro)
Samuel G. Hinson		13 Oct 1882
(discontinued to Jamesville 7 June 1883)

COHABA	
Edwin C. Pittman		3 May 1888
(Discontinued to Lewiston  15 Aug 1888)

John C. Williasm		20 Oct 1897
Samuel H. Mosely		20 March 1915 (Declined)
(Discontinued to Woodville  31 July 1915)

COLERAIN
Josiah Holley				1818
Wm. M. Cherry and A. Holley	27 May 1837
Wm D. Ethridge and Augustus Holley	1 Nov 1842
Joseph H. Etheridge			7 Sept 1847
Henry White				11 Nov 1854
Henry S. Ward			19 Jan 1856
Thomas Brown				8 April 1857
John W. Sessoms			2 July 1860
Wm P. Shaw				20 Jan 1866
Miss Betty A. Henry			8 March 1866
Winborne S. Willoughby		5 Jan 1875
Preston H. Sessoms			18 Oct 1875
Wm B. Watford			23 Dec 1878
W. Harrison Harrell			5 Oct 1889
Julius C. Leary			12 May 1892
Daniel W. White			9 April 1897
George W. Askew			28 Dec 1898  (Failed to qualify)
Dora L. Saunders			30 April 1898
William H. Harrell			1 June 1907
George B. Miller			16 July 1909
Addison M. Perry			15 April 1914
William E. White			6 Feb 1923
Mrs. Ruth F. White (Acting)	1 May 1927
Mrs. Ruth F. White			4 Jan 1928 (still serving 1955)

CREMO
Alphonso J. Early			31 May 1904
(Discontinued to Powellsville 15 Jan 1930)

CUTOFF
Perry Bazemore			17 Sept 1900
(Discontinued to Aulander		31 Jan 1905

DREW
John S. Drew				1 Feb 1887
James D. Cherry			7 July 1897
Estella Drew				13 May 1901
Mary Hoggard				20 May 1901
Cillia Hoggard			17 July 1901
(Discontinued to Windsor 31 Jan 1905)

EVANSVILLE
James D. Evans			18 Nov 1893
	(Discontinued to Merry Hill) 29 April 1905

EXETER
George J. Jernigan			15 Mar 1886
William J. Myers			12 Dec 1896
Lawrence O. Myers			20 Jan 1899
	(Discontinued to Powellsville 14 Oct 1905)

HERMITAGE
Augustus Holley			14 July 1879
Augustus Holley			 2 Dec 1879
	(Discontinued  13 Sept 1881)

HEXALENA	
Joseph H. Evans			23 Nov 1885
George W. Early			18 Sep 1894
Jesse Hoggard			30 July 1895
John A. Early			23 Sept 1895
Leander J. Taylor			25 May 1900
Thomas W. Barnes			11 July 1901
Lizzie Flythe			1 Oct 1902 (declined)
Wm. T. Warf				13 Dec 1902
	(Rescinded  17 Mar 1903)
Joseph S. Mitchell			23 Oct 1903
	(Discontinued to Aulander 30 Jan 1904)

HOTEL		(See Turner's Cross Roads)
Diary Exerpt regarding competition for Post Office

John H. Grimes			1 April 1840
Joseph B. Lee			4 June 1845
Thos C. Hardy			1 May 1850
Henry F. Williams			10 April 1851
Thomas E. Hardy			6 February 1852
Joseph J. Pugh			31 Mar 1854
Joseph J. Pugh			4 Sept 1865
Henry F. Williasm			21 Feb 1866
James P. Johnson			6 May 1872
	(Changed to Lewiston		18 Dec 1872)


HOWARD
Edgar E. Smith			10 Dec 1883
Wm G. Mizell				15 Oct 1887
Wm G. Mizell				31 Oct 1889
Harris D. Miller			13 July 1891
Paul W. Miller			21 Mar 1898
Thomas R. Thompson			22 Nov 1899
	(Discontinued to Sans Souci 31 Jan 1900)
		
KELFORD
Walter R. Brown			25 Feb 1892
Edward D. Clark			20 Dec 1897
Hiram P. Harrell			19 June 1901
Luther L. Bryant			24 Oct 1904
George V. Parker		 	14 Dec 1904
James C. Bunch			22 Jan 1907
Walter R. Brown			14 April 1914
Julian Acree				27 Aug 1918
Perry T. Roane (acting)		9 Feb 1923
Perry T. Roane			16 April 1923
Perry T. Roane			19 May 1924
Perry T. Roane			16 May 1928
Perry T. Roane			1 July 1931 (relegated)
Perry T. Roane			23 July 1932 (reappointed)
	(still serving 1955)

LEWISTOWN
(Turner's Cross Road)
Watson Lewis				18 Dec 1872
Miss Maude L. Alford		1 April 1886
Miss Sarah J. Bazemore		7 Feb 1899
J.N. Kenney				24 Oct 1889
Clingman Hodge			20 Jan 1890
Andrew F. Hancock			8 June 1893
Daniel W. Baker			10 June 1897
Charles H. Lewter			1 April 1899
Wm. A. Saunders			18 Nov 1901
John B. Saunders			14 April 1914
Miss Audrey Hoggard			29 July 1921
	(still serving 1955)

MERRY HILL
Thomas B. Webb			19 Feb 1831
John Webb				9 Aug 1834
Mrs. Thomas W.H. Griffin		30 Aug 1834
Jonathan B. Webb			10 Jan 1838
John N. Webb				26 Aug 1840
Joseph W. Wililford			25 Nov 1842
William P. Gurley			13 Feb 1846
Alfred M. Riddick			28 Sept 1851
Jehu N. Webb				1 April 1854
William H. Capehart			15 April 1856
	Discontinued			11 Dec 1866
	Reestablished			21 Sept 1871
James W. Smith			21 Sept 1871
	Discontinued			10 Sept 1872
Burton W. Hathaway			15 Aug 1893
Isaish Maben				20 Aug 1898
	Rescinded			15 April 1899
Mrs. Sallie H. Adams		4 May 1908
Lewis C. White (Acting)		1 Jan 1947
Lewis C. White			5 Aug 1949
	(still serving 1955)

MILL LANDING   (Late Ashland)
Augustus Holley			14 Sept 1858
	Discontinued			11 Dec 1866

MT. GOULD
West Leary				2 February 1833
Alexander W. White			15 April 1836
Augustus Holley			9 May 1837
		(To Ashland)
George W. Womble			19 April 1883
Hill J. Ward				10 May 1901
George A. Womble			29 May 1901
Alfred J. Brown			26 Oct 1903
	(discontinued to Merry Hill 	31 May 1907)


PEEBLES
Frank A. White			5 June 1877
		Discontinued		1 February 1878

POWELLSVILLE  *See below for additional names
John C. Britton			12 Sept 1879
Frank F. Askew			4 Nov 1881
William W. Powell			13 Feb 1882
William S. Askew			1 Sept 1882
W.H. Morris				5 Oct 1889
Fannie E. Morris			25 Nov 1891
Emma Wynns				9 July 1897
Wm. E. Bennett			13 Jan 1898
Percy L. Rayner			23 Feb 1901
Mabel L. Wiggins			6 May 1914
Mrs. Helen A. Ruffin		16 Sept 1927
Mrs. Hazel F. Miller (acting)	28 Sept 1929
Mrs. Hazel F. Miller		9 Dec 1929
Mrs. Villa M. White (acting)	15 Mar 1933
John Britton Perry			24 April 1933
Otis L. Harrell (acting)		18 September 1935
Otis L. Harrell			13 March 1936
Mrs. Beulah M. Hoggard (acting)	1 February 1948
Joseph C. Hoggard (acting)		10 Dec 1948
Joseph C. Hoggard			14 Jan 1949

*This list submitted by Lynn McCarthy 1/10/2014


UPDATE OF POWELLSVILLE POSTMASTERS/POSTMISTRESSES AS
PROVIDED BY THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE*

 
Name/Title/Date Appointed

John C. Britton/Postmaster/12 September 1879
Frank P. Askew/Postmaster/04 November 1881
William W. Powell/Postmaster/13 February 1882
William S. Askew/Postmaster/01 September 1882
William H. Morris/Postmaster/05 October 1889

Fannie E. Morris/Postmistress/25 November 1891
Emma V. Wynns/Postmistress/09 July 1897
William E. Bennett/Postmaster/13 January 1898
Percy L. Rayner/Postmaster/23 February 1901
Mabel L. Wiggins/Postmistress/06 May 1914

Helen A. Wolfley Ruffin/Acting Postmistress/09 September 1927
Helen A. Wolfley Ruffin/Postmistress/24 January 1929
Hazel F. Miller/Acting Postmistress/12 September 1929
Hazel F. Miller/Postmistress/09 December 1929
Villa M. White/Acting Postmistress/15 March 1933

John Britton Perry/Postmaster/24 April 1933
Ottis L. Harrell/Acting Postmaster/18 September 1935
Ottis L. Harrell/Postmaster/13 March 1936
Beulah M. Hoggard/Acting Postmistress/31 January 1948
Joseph C. "Buck" Hoggard/Acting Postmaster/09 December 1948
Joseph C. "Buck" Hoggard/Postmaster/14 January 1949

Judy Barnes Jones/Officer-In-Charge/30 October 1981
Judy Barnes Jones/Postmistress/28 November 1981
Sabrina Britt-Morris/Officer-In-Charge/20 July 2012

*The Powellsville Post Office was "converted to a Remotely Managed Post
Office under the direction of the postmaster of the Ahoskie Post Office
on January 26, 2013".

QUITSNA
Victoria O. Pugh			24 May 1893
Charles Bond				19 Nov 1896
Freeman J. Ryan			24 June 1897
Martha E. Outlaw			15 Dec 1900
Elmar D. Spruill			22 April 1904
	(Discontinued to Windsor 	31 Jan 1943)


ROSEBORO
(See Cedar Landing)
James E. Mitchell		6 Aug 1880
	Discontinued		17 Jan 1881

ROSEMEAD
William R. Jones		8 Jan 1891
	Discontinued		29 April 1905

ROXOBEL
(Late Britton's Store)
Perry C. Tyler, Jr.		16 Dec 1847
Alanson Capehart		19 Jan 1849
Reuben H. Cox			6 Feb 1852
John L. Andrews, Jr.		27 Mar 1858
Alanson Capehart		2 Mar 1859
George Bishop			4 Sept 1865
Mrs. Mary C. Cox		18 June 1866
	Discontinued		26 June 1877
	Re-established		13 July 1877
Mrs. Mary C. Cox		13 July 1877
Roberta Jenkins		10 Dec 1899
Luther L. Bryant		13 Mar 1907
James G. Joyner		20 April 1908
James F. Jilcott			10 Feb 1914
Luther L. Bryant		28 Feb 1925
Wm C. Barnes (acting)		1 Dec 1928
Wm C. Barnes			24 April 1929
William Eston Jenkins		7 July 1930 (acting)
	Relegated		1 July 1930
William Eston Jenkins		2 Jun 1931
Josie B. Bryant (acting)		18 Mar 1932
Mrs. Bernice L. Bryant		6 Sept 1932
Mrs. Janie C. Norfleet		23 April 1935 (acting)
Mrs. Janie C. Norfleet		27 Aug 1935
Thomas F. Norfleet		24 Dec 1947 (acting)
Thomas F. Norfleet,Jr.		16 Jan 1949
Thomas F. Norfleet, Jr.		2 June 1949

SANS SOUCI
John Williams			15 Jan 1875
Thomas A. Vail			17 Oct 1879
Giles Donald			11 Dec 1883
John Williams			16 Jan 1884
Kenneth Salenger		19 May 1885
John Williams			31 Oct 1889
Kenneth Sallenger		18 Mar 1891
John T. Williams		14 April 1897
Ella G. Williams		23 Sept 1909
Milton E. Evans		26 Oct 1912
Lizzie J. Coffield		10 Aug 1920 (declined)
John T. Williams		20 Nov 1920
	Discontinued to Windsor 15 Nov 1927

TURNER'S CROSS ROAD  (See Lewiston)
Robert C. Watson	 	(no date)
Thos J. Pugh and W. Smith	10 June 1837
John H. Grimes			7 Feb 1840

WALKE
John H. Bowen		27 Sept 1887
Alfred Franks		24 Oct 1889
William H. Vick		30 Dec 1890
Burton W. Hathaway		28 Sept 1892
	Changed to Merry Hill	15 Aug 1893

WARNER
George W. Lassiter		31 Oct 1902
	Rescinded		15 Dec 1902

WAHTOM
Adam Burdin			30 Jun 1884
Abram Burden			21 July 1884
	Discontinued to Lewiston 4 Feb 1886

WINDSOR
Lorenzo S. Webb		9 Mar 1829

James V. Reed and A.W. Mebane	12 Feb 1833

Solomon Cherry		12 Jan 1835

John B. Ryan			1 March 1836

Thomas Wilkinson		6 May 1836

James L. Webb		1 May 1837

Thomas Wilkinson		2 March 1841

William A. Turner		28 May 1841

Thomas Turner		5 Oct 1842

Kader Biggs			21 Jan 1847

John Webb			28 July 1848

John S. Shepperd		31 Jan 1854

John S. Shepperd		24 Aug 1865

Chas S. Moore		15 June 1866

Alexander R. Thompson	5 July 1866

Fred'k W. Bell		11 Feb 1867

Mrs. Ann P. Bell		2 Sept 1873

William T. King		6 Feb 1880

Henry W. Lyon		11 June 1883

Mrs. S.G. Barrett		25 Setp 1885

August Robbins		14 June 1889

William H. Outlaw		30 April 1891

George Gray			1 April 1893

Lewis T. Bond		3 May 1897

Ancerrilla King		12 July 1901

William P. King		1 Feb 1904

Junius Bridger		21 Oct 1914

William M. Sutton		29 April 1936

Mrs. Ola A. Sutton (acting)	26 April 1941

Mrs. Ola A. Sutton		3 Jan 1942
	(still serving 1955)

WOODARD
Benjamin A. Moore		16 Sept 1893

George D. Leggett		4 March 1904

Lewis B. Tadlock		9 April 1906

Lewis B. Tadlock,  Jr.	1 Oct 1944
	(Discontinued to Windsor 15 Feb 1945)

WOODVILLE
Wm D. Garris		14 Oct 1912

Benj. F. Renfrow	21 Feb 1917

Mrs. Lizzie M. Joyner	27 Mar 1920

Miss Stella Phelps (acting) 1 Sept 1941

Miss Stella Phelps	30 Jan 1942
	(Still serving 1955)





Charles Smallwood's Diary

From Charles Smallwood's Diary, we can see that there was sometimes competition about the location of the Post Office. Evidently this was very true between Hotel and Turner's Crossroads... Thomas E. Hardy and Joseph J. Pugh (These were later to become Woodville and Lewiston)
Compare this with the P.O. List I just sent and you'll see these names represented!

APRIL 1854

13 J.J. Pugh went up to Hardy & brought the P. Office down but tis doubtful whether we will get the mail in some time as Vann the contractor refuses to bring in by this place.

14 Cool again and cloudy Passed by Hardys and some of them appear to be glad that the mail boy would not bring the mail by Woodville. Hope they won't have cause to rejoice long. Nothing more. Dull living.

17th Very cold this morning. Very unlike spring am afraid the corn will rot that is planted. Very cloudy all day. Went up to Lee & Watson's stor this evening found JJ Pugh, TJ Pugh, Ed and Rob Watson, William Mallow, present also J. Lee & Saml Cox. The PO still under discussion. Vann has not yet brought the mail to Woodville and says he will not. J.Pugh will report him tomorrow again. I understand the Hardy are getting up signatures to a petition to have the mail kept at Hardy's Store, Of course I hope they will not succeed.

18th. Cold and cloudy again today, Tis said there was snow last night. Twas cold enough T.J. Pugh having understood that T.E. Hardy started to Washington City this morning to have the P.O. continued at Hardy's Store left for the same place suppose now H. will be surprised to see the squire. The heavy rain for the few days past has started the old Roanoke out again. Undersand that it is impossible to get to the ferry. The fish carts could not get over today.


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