Newspaper Extracts from Surrounding Counties

1870 - 1880

Used with permission of Julie Hampton Ganis

From Surrounding area newspapers.


July 20, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)-Died: Culpepper WATKINS, July 5, Stanly Co.

November 14, 1872, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC) -Died: Archibald C. SMITH, Oct. 28, Stanly Co.

Thursday, January 29, 1874, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)-State of North Carolina, Stanly County, Superior Court, January 26th, 1874. Daniel DOBY and wife Sarah DOBY and others, Plaintiffs, Against Richard GLOVER, William THOMPSON and wife Rhoda THOMPSON and others, Defendants. Petition to sell land for Partition…... William THOMPSON and wife Rhoda THOMPSON defendants to the above named proceedings are non-residents of this State…. …said Defendants to appear at the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of Stanly county at the court-House in Albemarle on Tuesday, the 10th day of March, 1874….J. M. REDWINE, C.S.C.

Thursday, February 19, 1874, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)-State of North Carolina, Stanly County – In the Probate Court, January 26th, 1874. David M. MILLER, Against Martin SHOFFNER, Administrator of Jacob SHOFFNER, Dec’d. Petition to remove Administrator. …Martin SHOFFNER, the Defendant, is a non-resident of the State….. Defendant will take notice that if he fails to appear before the Judge of Probate of Stanly county at the court-house in Albemarle on Tuesday the 10th day of March 1874, and shew cause why he shall not be removed as administrator of the estate of Jacob SHOFFNER, dec’d, Judgment will be granted pro confesso against him….. J. M. REDWINE, Judge of Probate.

Thursday, April 9, 1874, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC -State of North Carolina, Stanly County, Superior Court. April 4th, 1874. Bryant S. BURGESS and wife and others Against Daniel S. M. EFIRD, et al. Petition to sell land. In this case, it appearing to the Court that the defendants, Daniel S. M. EFIRD and Eleanor EFIRD reside beyond the limits of this State. ….notifying them to appear at the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Stanly county, at the Court House in Albemarle, on Friday the 17th day of May, 1874, and if they fail to appear and answer, judgment will be granted “pro confesso” against them…. J.M. REDWINE, C.S.C. Stanly County.

Thursday, January 21, 1875, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC) -State of North Carolina, Stanly County, Superior Court. Jan 6th, 1875. Rebecca A. SIMON, Plaintiff against Isaac LOWDER and wife Lydia, and others. Petition for Dower. In this case it appearing to the Court that Chesley BOONE and wife Nellie, and Martin BOONE and wife, Eliza, defendants in this action, reside beyond the limits of this State….. [lengthy legal notice ordering them to appear at court Feb 27, 1875.]

Thursday, March 11, 1875, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC) -Mr. ROSS. Young Mr. ROSS, son of Allen ROSS, of Stanly county, who was brought here last week, and had an operation performed for a fracture in his skull, is lying in a very critical condition. His father and mother are with him, and his case is receiving the special attention of Dr. ASHE. Everything will be done for him that medical science and good nurturing can accomplish.

Thursday, June 17, 1875, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC) -Died: Suddenly, On the 9th inst., Mrs. [page torn]URROUGHS [Burroughs?], of Stanly county. She had just come into the house from the field where she had been working, and commenced preparing dinner, apparently in usual health, when she suddenly fell dead.

Thursday, October 14, 1875, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)-North Carolina, Superior Court – Stanly County. Oct. 4th, 1875. Isaac LOWDER and wife Lydia and others, Plaintiffs vs. Chesley BOONE and wife Nellie and other Defendants. Petition to sell Land. In this case it appearing to the Court that Chesley BOONE and wife Nellie BOONE, and Mortin BOONE and wife, Eliza, defendants in this action, reside beyond the limits of this state….. [lengthy legal notice ordering defendants to appear in court November 1875.]

Thursday, November 4, 1875, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC) -State of North Carolina, Superior Court – Stanly County. Sept. 30th 1875. Order of Publication. J.O. ROSS and others, vs. Bennett RUSSEL and others. Petition to sell land for Partition. In this case it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that William STEWART and wife Alice A., Green MELCHOR and wife Frances, Wesley GERMAN and wife Mary, John W. CARTER, Augustus CARTER, James M. CARTER, and Garrott CARTER, defendants, to the foregoing Petition, are nonresidents of this State…… [lengthy legal notice ordering defendants to appear in court Nov., 15, 1875.]

Thursday, January 27, 1876, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC) -Raleigh Sentinel: Intelligence has been received at the executive office of the arrest and lodgment in jail in Yell county, Arkansas, of Allen CARTER, who brutally murdered Bushrod LILLY in Stanly county, in 1867. The Governor has appointed W. W. HEARNE, Sheriff of Stanly county, agent of the State to go and bring accused to this State for trial. The authorities have been on the track of this man for some time past, and the news of his arrest will be gratifying to the good people of Stanly county. [also see the Feb. 10, 1876 issue of the NC Argus, and the Feb. 25, 1881 issue of the Statesville Landmark] ----
-Married: On Thursday, January 20, 1876, at the residence of the bride, near Ansonville, by Rev. Dr. John L. KENDALL, William ALLEN, Esq., of Stanly county, and Mrs. Jackbyrah S. EASON, of Anson, daughter of Mr. Isaac SULLIVANT. Raleigh C. Advocate please copy.

February 3, 1876, Daily Sentinel (Raleigh, Wake County, NC) -Married: William ALLEN of Stanly county to Mrs. Jackbyral S. EASON of Anson county, Jan. 20, near Ansonville.

Thursday, February 10, 1876, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC) -Married, on the 19th ult., at the residence of the bride’s grandmother, in Stanly county, Mr. Daniel A. LIPE, (not of lion’s den notoriety) aged 17, and Miss Roxana HATLEY, aged 15.

Thursday, February 17, 1876, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC) -The following items are sent to us by a correspondent at Norwood, Stanly county: A Lodge of Grangers was organized at Norwood last week, the first and only one in Stanly county….
- Mr. Robert LANIER and Miss Lucy LOWDER, (both of Norwood) were married on the 10th inst., by [page torn] M. V. SHERRILL.

Thursday, April 6, 1876, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC)-The trial of CRISCO, the murderer of CAGLE has been removed to Monroe, Union, and will come up before next term of Union court, which convenes in Monroe Monday. Through a gentleman from Stanly, we learn the opinion most prevalent there is that the killing was in self-defence (sic).
-SURRENDERED HIMSELF. – D. A. CRISCO, who killed Geo. CAGLE, in Stanly county on Tuesday last, has surrendered himself and been committed to jail in Albemarle. A gentleman who arrived in the city last evening from that section, thinks it very doubtful if any true bill is found by the Grand Jury against the slayer. He believed that his wife was unfaithful to the marriage vows, and that CAGLE was the cause of the infidelity, and it is probable that he will be able to establish this. If so he will be but lightly punished. CRISCO is a young man; CAGLE was an old man

Thursday, June 1, 1876, N.C. ARGUS (Wadesboro’, Anson County, NC --Obituary: Daniel P. BILLINGSLY was born in North Carolina, December 11th, 1850, was raised to manhood in Stanly county, of the same State, moved to Texas in the 21st year of his age, settled, and lied in Panola county 5 years and 4 months. He died in the 26th year of his age. The day he died, he said he had not had a well day in Texas; and that no tongue could tell what he had suffered. He had consumption and a swollen knee, that made him a cripple and gave him acute pain. Notwithstanding his great suffering he never murmured or became fretful. While he was lying on his anguishing bed about 20 months before he died, a revival of religion was in progress at which about 40 professions were made. Special pray was asked for and offered up for the afflicted widow’s son. God heard and answered his and the prayers of the church, and granted pardon and peace to the troubled breast. He said when he got well he intended to join the church. But his going to church was over on earth. So he was debarred this precious privilege…. G.W. BUTLER, Wood’s P.O., Panola co., Tex. May 20.

May 9, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)-Died: Eben HEARNE, May 7, Albemarle, Stanly Co.

August 5, 1877, Raleigh Observer (Raleigh, Wake County, NC)-Died: Catherine EFIRD, July 26, Albemarle, Stanly Co.

Wednesday, January 22, 1879 PEE DEE HERALD (Wadesboro, Anson County, NC)
-Died, in Stanly County, 1st Jan., 1879, Mrs. Sallie SIMMONS. Aged 79 years. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church.
-Died, Jan. 5th, in Stanly County, Miss Louisa LEFLER – aged 16 years.

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