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 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article
Filename Date Submitter
Newspaper Articles
"MOUNT HOLLY FACTORY FOR SALE"
 ~ by James R. WILSON, by 30 Oct 1839
 ~ textile & grist mill, water- & steam-powered
 ~ now Smithfield Water Works
 ~ "Richmond Enquirer" - article
Sep 2019 Matt Harris
"SAW- AND GRIST-MILLS AND LARGE LOT OF LUMBER DESTROYED BY FIRE"
 ~ R.J. & W. Neely & Co., Franklin, 17 Aug 1876
 ~ watchman Henry MUNFORD, fatally burned
 ~ "Daily Dispatch" - article
Feb 2019 Matt Harris
Carrollton P.O. established, open 1 Oct 1878
 ~ postmaster Josiah W. JORDAN
 ~ "Daily Dispatch" - article
Feb 2019 Matt Harris
Postal News
 ~ Zuni Station renamed Zuni, 5 Apr 1880
 ~ Newsom's Station renamed Newsom's, 5 Apr 1880
 ~ Cary's P.O. established, 1 Sep 1880, postmaster R.F. Barham
 ~ "Daily Dispatch" - article
Mar 2019 Matt Harris
"Big Fire - Warehouse Totally Destroyed"
 ~ suspected arson, Windsor, 12 Apr 1884
 ~ warehouse owned by John T. RAIFORD, of Southampton Co.
 ~ "The Richmond Dispatch" - article
Aug 2013 Matt Harris
"The Cyclone in Nansemond," 1887
 ~ Four killed at Myrtle Station
 ~ "Alexandria Gazette" - article
Jul 2015 Matt Harris
Confederate Veterans' Association organized, Aug 1888
 ~ PICKETT's Division veterans
 ~ "Richmond Dispatch" - article
Mar 2019 Matt Harris
"Storm in Virginia"
 ~ cyclone, 10 Sep 1888
 ~ E.T. CROSS, Nansemond Co. farmer killed by falling tree
 ~ "Alexandria Gazette" - article
Mar 2019 Matt Harris
Isle of Wight Co. News Items, 27 Feb 1891
 ~ "The Peanut Market - New Railroad Proposed. The Farmers"
 ~ "The (Richmond) Times" - article
Aug 2013 Matt Harris
"Negro Row"
 ~ Disturbance at Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Rushmere, 4 Jul 1891
 ~ "The (Richmond) Times" - article
Aug 2013 Matt Harris
N&W depot destroyed by fire, Zuni, 8 Aug 1893
 ~ growth of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Suffolk
 ~ Emmanuel Episcopal church, Franklin, consecrated 26 Feb 1891
 ~ "The Richmond Dispatch" - article
Aug 2013 Matt Harris
"Mr. C. Beverly Turner Murdered in Cold Blood," 27 Dec 1899, Fergusson's Wharf
"Young A. C. Gilligan Charged With The Crime"
 ~ "The Virginian-Pilot" - article
Jun 2015 Matt Harris
Windsor's Swept by Fire, 14 Jan 1900 Mar 2009 Matt Harris
"Two Weddings" and a Funeral Mar 2009 Matt Harris
Andrew Carter "Nick" GILLIGAN
 ~ trial Jun 1900, Isle of Wight Co.
 ~ for the murder of C. Beverly TURNER, 27 Dec 1899, Fergusson's Wharf
Jun 2015 Matt Harris
Windsor Charter, 25 Feb 1902 Mar 2009 Matt Harris
Windsor Notes, 23 May 1902 Mar 2009 Matt Harris
50th-Anniversary Fox-hunt at "Four Square"
 ~ 71st Birthday of Master of Hounds Julius O. THOMAS, 6 Feb 1905
 ~ includes history of "Four Square" & WOODLEY family
 ~ "The Times-Dispatch" - article
Apr 2017 Matt Harris
"MACHINE DASHES THROUGH OPENING IN DRAWBRIDGE "
 ~ Geo. Taylor NELMS & Dorothy W. WARD drown, 3 Aug 1913, Reid's Ferry
 ~ "The Times-Dispatch" - article, 4 Aug 1913
Feb 2017 Bruce Saunders,
Carolyn A. Keen &
Matt Harris
"PEANUT INDUSTRY OF SMITHFIELD IS WIPED OUT BY FIRE"
 ~ "The Great Smithfield Fire", 17 Aug 1921
 ~ "The Richmond Times-Dispatch" - articles
Jul 2021 Matt Harris
William T. MUNFORD & estranged wife Crissie Sallie (CARR) MUNFORD
 ~ murder-suicide, 6 May 1928, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Mar 2011 Anne Marie Piland &
Matt Harris
"Ancient History Brought To Light"
 ~ acts to move courthouse & clerk's office, 1800-1803
"This County One Of Eight Original Shires"
 ~ sketch of Isle of Wight Co.
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - articles, 2 May 1929
Sep 2017 Matt Harris
"Deputy Exonerated Of Slaying Charge"
 ~ "Jodie" NELMS shot dead 10 Sep 1929, at moonshine still, near Isle of Wight C.H.
 ~ see also NELMS' marriage record
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
History of Uzzell's Methodist Church, by Rev. Ivey T. Poole
 ~ read at Centennial Celebration
 ~ Comet news
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article, 11 Sep 1930
Dec 2016 Matt Harris
"A COMPREHENSIVE STORY OF SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY," by Julia Abbott Culler
 ~ {not fact-checked}
 ~ "The Highland Recorder" - article, 10 Apr 1931
Mar 2016 Matt Harris
"COLONNA ACQUITTED OF KILLING BRITT CHILD"
 ~ Margaret Frances BRETT, struck & killed 27 Sep 1931, Carrsville, age 6
 ~ NY photographer acquitted of manslaughter, 29 Sep 1931
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article, 1 Oct 1931
Oct 2017 Bruce Saunders
"GALE'S [GAYLE'S] MILL EXPLOSION KILLS ONE COLORED MAN"
 ~ Charles CHEATHAM killed, Sidney PARHAM injured
 ~ fatal boiler explosion, 21 Mar 1932, Sycamore Cross
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article
Aug 2017 Matt Harris
"YOUTH SUFFERS FATAL HURTS IN SUFFOLK CRASH"
 ~ Linwood Hamblin EDWARDS, Jr., d. 20 Oct 1935, age 20
 ~ Percy S. RIFE charged with DUI & manslaughter
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - articles, 24 Oct 1935
Oct 2017 Bruce Saunders,
Carolyn A. Keen
"Accident Happens To Colt On Farm Here"
 ~ W.M. BRADSHAW's Percheron spears self on pitchfork handle
 ~ removed by Dr. I.P. GILBERT, after 6 weeks
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article, 13 Feb 1936
Nov 2017 Matt Harris
"TWO MEN DIE AS TRUCK COLLIDES WITH FAST TRAIN"
 ~ 19 Apr 1936, Carrsville; posted with obituaries of victims:
 ~ Thomas Garland "Tommie" "Hambone" EDWARDS & Junius "Dick" OVERBY
Feb 2014 Bruce Saunders
"Geo. Crumpler, Jr. Injured By Explosion Xmas. Morn"
 ~ son of George Madison {Sr.} & Fannie (SCOTT) CRUMPLER, of Smithfield
 ~ gunpowder accident, 25 Dec 1939, Smithfield
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article
Aug 2017 Matt Harris
"J.E. PURDIE KILLS WIFE WITH PISTOL; THEN KILLS SELF"
 ~ James E. & Doris Louise (GOODWIN) PURDIE, murder-suicide, 13 Aug 1943, Norfolk
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article
Oct 2017 Carolyn Keen & Bruce Saunders
""CURLY" WOLFE KILLED IN AIRPLANE CRASH YESTERDAY NEAR HOME AT CARRSVILLE"
 ~ William L. "Curly" WOLFE, Marion native, WW-II veteran, d. 2 Oct 1947, age 30
 ~ "The Tidewater News" - article/obit
Apr 2013 Bruce Saunders
"GRADE-CROSSING ACCIDENT TAKES LIFE OF ONE WOMAN PUTS ANOTHER IN HOSPITAL"
 ~ Janie Elizabeth (BRADSHAW; Mrs. Percy A.) WHITLEY, d. 7 Jan 1949, age 56
 ~ "The Tidewater News" - article/obit
Jan 2018 Bruce Saunders
"History Of Whitehead's Grove Baptist Church"
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article, 15 Nov 1950
 ~ see also Beaver Dam cemetery
Dec 2020 Matt Harris
"E.L. McGURIMAN, 16, KILLED WHEN AUTO TURNED OVER SUN."
 ~ d. 1 Feb 1953, near Elberon, Surry Co.
 ~ driver Thomas DASHIELL, III, of Smithfield, & Lorena BAKER, of Surry, injured
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article & obit
Nov 2017 Carolyn Keen & Bruce Saunders
"Case of Shooting Of Carrsville Postmaster Closed"
 ~ "Jack" John Francis DUKE, Jr., shot during attempted robbery, 16 Jul 1958
 ~ John Grady BOYKINS, fatally shot by State troopers, 23 Aug 1958
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article, 2 Oct 1958
Sep 2018 Matt Harris
"Woman Charged With Murder"
 ~ Willie Lee TURNER, killed by wife 25 May 1961
 ~ interred in Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery, near Franklin
Jul 2020 Bruce Saunders
"Two Die in Crash," 9 Mar 1973, U.S. Hwy. 258
 ~ Julian Russell CARR & son Floyd Michael CARR
 ~ interred in Southampton Memorial Park (Christus II, Plot 11/12)
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - article
Mar 2017 Matt Harris
"Guard Dies in Plant"
 ~ "Cyanide Death Confirmed"
 ~ William Jackson "Jack" UZZELL, d. 18 Aug 1978, Gwaltney smokehouse, Smithfield
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - articles
Jun 2020 Matt Harris


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