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 ~ "Daily Dispatch" - article  ~  ~  ~ "Suffolk News-Herald" - article, 2 Mar 1969
Filename Date Submitter
Newspapers
MURPHY exerpt, "Virginia Gazette," 7 Nov 1745 Dec 2002 Mark A. Murphy
"The Horrible Outrage in Suffolk"
 ~ William Riddick BROTHERS, mutilated in attempted robbery, Jul 1857
 ~ slaves Jim & Harvey, convicted 12 Oct 1857; hanged 20 Nov 1857
 ~ accused co-conspirator Nathan FRANKLIN, acquitted Apr 1878
 ~ "Daily Dispatch" - article & notes
Apr 2016 Matt Harris
"PROBABLE MURDER"
 ~ James Norfleet HARRELL, found in Nansemond R., 10 Jul 1858
 ~ inquest found homicide
 ~ interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery (Block D, Lot 18), Suffolk
Jun 2022 Matt Harris
"YANKEE BARBARITY"
 ~ [Judith] Elizabeth (KILBY; Mrs. George R.) SMITH, mortally wounded 13 Apr 1863
 ~ Siege of Suffolk
 ~ "Richmond Examiner" - article
 ~ interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery (Block C, Lot 10), Suffolk
Aug 2017 Deborah Parker
"Fire in Suffolk"
 ~ Clerk's Office burned, Suffolk, 7 Feb 1866
 ~ office of Nansemond Co. Clerk of Court P.P. PRENTISS; all records lost
 ~ "The Norfolk Post" - article
Apr 2016 Matt Harris
William J. PARR ~ newspaper coverage, 1868 · obit, 1874
 ~ Nansemond Co. representative (Radical) in the Underwood Convention
 ~ reputed originator of the expression "carpet-bagger"
Apr 2016 Matt Harris
E.C. RAMSAY, appointed postmaster at Chuckamatuck [Chuckatuck]
 ~ James E. GRAY, removed, May 1877
 ~ "Daily Dispatch" - article
Feb 2019 Matt Harris
Cobbsville P.O. discontinued, Nov 1877
 ~ papers to South Quay
 ~ "Daily Dispatch" - article
Feb 2019 Matt Harris
"A Horrible Murder in Southampton co."
 ~ William H. FULLER, murdered near Boykins, 24 Dec 1877
 ~ James Lemuel SMITH & son Etheldred J. SMITH, arrested, 28 Dec 1877
 ~ James Lemuel SMITH, convicted & sentenced, 8 May 1878
 ~ "Alexandria Gazette" - article, court orders & notes
Apr 2016 Matt Harris
"The Cyclone in Nansemond," 1887
 ~ Four killed at Myrtle Station
 ~ "Alexandria Gazette" - article
Jul 2015 Matt Harris
Atlantic & Danville R.R. construction, Jan-Nov 1888
 ~ "Richmond Dispatch" - articles
Mar 2019 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
"The Roanoke Real Estate Exchange - SKETCHES OF LEADING MEMBERS"
 ~ J.H. CUTCHINS, Nansemond Co. native
 ~ J.R. ELLIS, Southampton Co. native
 ~ "The Roanoke Times" - article, 22 Jan 1891
Aug 2013 Matt Harris
"Southampton Church Notes"
 ~ growth of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Suffolk
 ~ Emmanuel Episcopal church, Franklin, consecrated 26 Feb 1891
 ~ "The (Richmond) Times" - article
Aug 2013 Matt Harris
William James URQUHART, Confederate veteran
 ~ accused of the murder of John E. GAY, 8 Nov 1870, Magnolia Springs
 ~ arraigned, 25 Jul 1895; tried 13-15 Aug 1895
 ~ found guilty, 15 Aug 1895; sentenced to 5 years
 ~ interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond
 ~ "Norfolk Virginian" - articles
May 2016 Matt Harris
"FOUND A SHARK'S TOOTH"
 ~ James CROCKER finds megalodon fossil, Sep 1899, near Courtland
 ~ "The Virginian-Pilot" - article
Oct 2020 Matt Harris
"TOWN OF SUFFOLK," 1899
 ~ Storm Aftermath - Liquor in Holland - Oct. Matrimonials
 ~ "The Virginian-Pilot" - article
Jul 2015 Matt Harris
"The (Richmond) Times," 13 Mar 1900  CONE-SAUNDERS elope from Isle of Wight to Gates  Dr. Wm. W. MURRAY injured  Hon. H. Clay WILLIAMS, d. 10 Mar 1900, Gates Co, NC Mar 2009 Matt Harris
"NEWS OF SUFFOLK AND OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA"
 ~ half of Ivor burned, 5 Apr 1900
 ~ Confederate Pension Board for Nansemond Co. appointed
 ~ "The Virginian-Pilot" - articles
Mar 2016 Matt Harris
"NAT TURNER INSURRECTION"
 ~ "Death of a Citizen Who Possessed the Negro's Sword"
 ~ "Frank" Francis Marion ALFORD, d. 27 May 1901, Suffolk
 ~ TURNER's ears said to be preserved in alcohol in Suffolk
 ~ "The Times" & "Alexandria Gazette" - obit
May 2016 Matt Harris
Moonshine still raided, near Holland, 3 Jan 1908
 ~ 3 arrested - William J. BYRD, son W. Preston BYRD, & Algie H. BUTLER
 ~ Algie H. BUTLER convicted
 ~ "Times-Dispatch" - articles
Mar 2020 Matt Harris
"DEAD MAN'S SECRETS"
 ~ Zachary T. HOLLAND, d. 6 Feb 1908, Holland, age 72; no will found
 ~ Tiberius Gracchus JONES, shot 26 Oct 1908, d. 27 Oct 1908, Holland, age 52
 ~ Samuel HARDY, convicted of murder 6 Feb 1909; pardoned Xmas 1920
 ~ "Times-Dispatch" & "Daily Press" - articles
 ~ see also Chancery cause 1910-030
Mar 2020 Matt Harris
"DOCTOR'S TERRIBLE MISTAKE":
 ~ Dr. Job G. HOLLAND, of Holland
 ~ took overdose, then antidotes, 17 Feb 1908, Holland
 ~ "Times-Dispatch" - article
Mar 2020 Matt Harris
"BOY BITTEN BY MAD DOG BROUGHT TO HOSPITAL HERE":
 ~ Waverly Norfleet HOLLAND, son of Jesse W. HOLLAND
 ~ bitten, Holland, 18 May 1908; treated & recovered
 ~ "Times-Dispatch" - article
Mar 2020 Matt Harris
"Murderous Assault":
 ~ Fairlie F. BRINKLEY struck Ernest E. WILSON, 18 Dec 1908, Nurney's Stattion
 ~ WILSON survives skull fracture; BRINKLEY fined & jailed
 ~ "Times-Dispatch" - articles
Mar 2020 Matt Harris
"WRECK ON VIRGINIAN"
 ~ locomotive No. 14 overturns, 13 Apr 1863, Algren, near Bower's Hill
 ~ fireman Stephen D. MIDYETT [MIDGETTE*], Jr., fatally injured
 ~ NC native, fatally injured, age 22
 ~ "Daily Press" & "Times-Dispatch" - articles
 ~ interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery (Block G, Lot 160), Suffolk
May 2020 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
"Suffolk Officer Shot" 1920
 ~ officer Henley Wescott "Monk" CHURN, Sr.
 ~ Ft. Eustis soldier William JONES arrested
 ~ "Richmond Times-Dispatch" - article
Mar 2020 Matt Harris
"SLAYS AND ROBS FARMER IN THE DISMAL SWAMP"
 ~ "Charles Wolfrey, Who Had No Faith in Banks and Buried Money on Farm, Victim"
 ~ Gates Co., NC native, murdered 7 Apr 1920, near home "White Marsh Farm," age 58
 ~ "Richmond Times-Dispatch" - article
Jul 2021 Matt Harris
"W.L. BRADSHAW FOUND DEAD ... POLICE BELIEVE MAN MURDERED"
 ~ "The Tidewater News" 7 Dec 1934 - article/obit
Jul 2013 Bruce Saunders
"YOUTH SUFFERS FATAL HURTS IN SUFFOLK CRASH"
 ~ Linwood Hamblin EDWARDS, Jr., d. 20 Oct 1935, age 20
 ~ Percy Scott RIFE charged with DUI & manslaughter
 ~ "The Smithfield Times" - articles, 24 Oct 1935
Oct 2017 Bruce Saunders,
Carolyn A. Keen
"OVERFLOW CROWDS ATTEND CHURCH"
 ~ Glebe Episcopal Church, near Driver
 ~ 200th anniversary celebrated, 25 Sep 1938
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald" - articles
Oct 2022 Matt Harris
"3 Killed As Car Plunges Off Broad Street Bridge"
 ~ "Dr. J. Lewis Rawls, John E. Martin and His Brother, Bruce, Are Victims"
 ~ 5 Sep 1939, Suffolk
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald" - articles
Jul 2021 Matt Harris
"Mrs. J.J.S. Branch Attacked At Home"
 ~ "Finger Broken As Assailants Snatch For Ring"
 ~ 7 Sep 1939, Suffolk
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald" - articles
Jul 2021 Matt Harris
Stanley Harrell SCOTT, of Franklin
 ~ killed in accident, 1 Mar 1942, US Hwy 58, east of Suffolk, age 27
 ~ interred in Poplar Spring Cemetery (unmarked; Annex 2, Plot 69), Franklin
 ~ see also article on statewide crashes that weekend
Jun 2017 Bruce Saunders
"TWO MEN DROWN; BODIES MISSING"
 ~ Claude Samuel HOWELL, Jr. & Luther Elliott ROBERTSON
 ~ 30 May 1942, Nansemond R.
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald" - article
Sep 2021 Bruce Saunders
"More Than Half-Century Apart Father, Son Are Reunited"
 ~ "Both Believed Other Dead"
 ~ Vanakin UZZELL, of Suffolk, age 78
 ~ Guy Madison UZZELL, of Kankakee, IL, age 52
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald" - article
Apr 2021 Matt Harris
"Fire Destroys Eclipse Store And Postoffice Feb. 24" 1954
 ~ "Smithfield Times" - article
Mar 2017 Carolyn Keen &
Matt Harris
"3 Killed As Auto Goes Off Bridge"
 ~ Dallas Graham EVANS, Floyd Talmadge EVANS & Wallace Earl WEST
 ~ 19 Jan 1958, Nurney's Siding
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald" - article
Sep 2021 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
 ~ "Smithfield Times" - article, 2 Oct 1958
Sep 2018 Matt Harris
"Man Who Should Know Says Handicapped Do Fine Work"
 ~ Bennett Littleton LUTER, owner of American Shoe ReBuilders, Suffolk
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald," article, 4 Oct 1960
Jun 2022 Matt Harris
"R. A. Nelms Dies of Heart Attack in Car"
 ~ Robert Webb NELMS (Sr.), d. 3 Mar 1961, Cedar St., Suffolk, age 67
 ~ "Virginian-Pilot" - article/obit
Oct 2012 Matt Harris
"Old Cemeteries"
 ~ private & family cemeteries sought
 ~ mapping by the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald," article, 4 Sep 1967
Jun 2022 Matt Harris
"Old Book Reveals Much About Early Christian Pastor"
 ~ Rev. William Brock WELLONS, D.D., 1821 - 1877
 ~ Christian minister, educator & publisher, Confederate chaplain
 ~ interred in Willow Hill Cemetery, Suffolk
 ~ moved to Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk
"Eclipse P.O. to Close" on 13 Oct 1972
 ~ "Virginian-Pilot" - article
Mar 2017 Matt Harris
"Nansemond Grocer Shot Dead, Robbed" on 13 Oct 1972
 ~ merchant Arthur W. ARMSTRONG slain, age 79
 ~ 3 suspects arrested by 15 Oct 1972
 ~ "Virginian-Pilot" - article
Mar 2017 Matt Harris
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