Newspaper Abstracts

1862 - 1866

Used with permission of Julie Hampton Ganis

From Surrounding area newspapers.


-State of North Carolina, Stanly County - In Equity: Robeson LISK, William J. LISK, John P. LISK, Thomas B. HASKELL and wife, and Susan LISK. Against: D. N. PATTERSON and Hampton LeGRAND, Executors of Clinton LISK, deceased, and Martha Ann VAUGHAN [resides out of state]….

Wednesday, October 1, 1862, WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, N.C.)
-Died: We learn that a soldier named G. W. HINSON, of the 20th N.C. Regiment, died on the train on Tuesday last, coming from Weldon to this City. His remains were brought to this City for interment. His effects were deposited at the Peace Institute Hospital. He is supposed to be from Stanly county.

Thursday, March 5, 1863 N. C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)
-An esteemed friend writes us from Stanly county, that Mr. Alexander MISENHEIMER and Brother, who own mills in that County, and have a good supply of wheat on hand, are grinding it up and selling it to soldiers’ wives at ten dollars per barrel, when they could get thirty-two dollars for all they can grind within sixteen miles of their mill. This is practical patriotism. Honored by Alexander MISENHEIMER and his Brother, and their children and children’s children! The poor soldiers whose wives and little ones they are supplying with bread, will hear of this and bless them. And when the battle is joined again, as joined it must be, they will strike with a steadier arm and a stouter heart, for they will feel that they have some friends who remember them, and who are caring for their families while they are risking every thing for their country. Our friend adds that the two gentlemen above referred to, were both Union men up to LINCOLN’S proclamation.

Thursday, April 7, 1864 N. C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)
-One of our most useful citizens no more! Hampton R. WEST, of Stanly county, died at his residence of typhoid pneumonia, on Sunday evening, the 3d of April, 1864, in the 53d year of his age. The deceased was born in Anson county the 25th of December, 1811. On the 2d of May, 1842, he married Elizabeth A. MEACHUM, who died on the 30th of September, 1860, as she had lived – an earnest, devoted Christian; in the 38th year of her age. Mr. WEST has left three children, but I trust that our loss will be his eternal gain. Three of his children died in their infancy, and are numbered, according to our Saviour’s promise, with the angels of heaven…. The deceased had been residing in this county about 12 years (being formerly a citizen of Anson) during which time he made many friends and won the esteem of all who knew him… [lengthy obituary, but did not give any other family information]

Wednesday, May 16, 1866 N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC
-State of North Carolina, Stanly County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, February Term, A.D. 1866. Lafayette GREEN, Adm’r. of Josiah FLOYD, vs. Heirs at law of Josiah FLOYD, deceased. Petition to sell real estate. It appears to the satisfaction of the Court that Robert SNUGGS and wife Anna SNUGGS, two of the Defendants, are non-residents of this State…. it is therefore ordered by the Court, that publication be made for six weeks….

Thursday, June 28, 1866 N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)
-On Sunday last two negroes who had been arrested in this county were carried to Stanly county, charged with breaking into and robbing the store of Messrs. SMITH & WATKINS, at Norwood (or Center) of about $100 worth of goods. A part of the goods was found in their possession, and a great part of the balance was found in Rocky River, where the thieves had thrown the articles to elude detection. At the time they did it they were closely pursued by the officers.

Thursday, December 6, 1866 N.C. ARGUS (Wadesborough, Anson County, NC)
-Died: In Stanly county, on Tuesday, the 27th ult., of paralysis, Mrs. Harriet E. LILLY, consort of J. A. LILLY, in the 57th year of her age. She had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for thirty-four years, and had been long suffering with Christian fortitude and [illegible].

-Died: Near Norwood, in Stanly county, on the 24th ult., of consumption, James WATKINS, son of William WATKINS, aged about twenty-six years, leaving a wife and two children.

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