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Filename Date Submitter
Newspaper Articles
Southampton Insurrection, 21-23 Aug 1831
 ~ as reported, Sep-Nov 1831
 ~ in Whig weekly "The Genius of Liberty" - articles
Mar 2016 Matt Harris
Murder of James SCOTT et al., Dec 1840 Sep 2007 Matt Harris
Mary Ann (WYATT; Mrs. Hugh G.) GREEN,
 ~ formerly of Thornton, NH; m. & d. 1845
 ~ inquest into alleged poisoning, Berlin
Mar 2009 Bruce Saunders
"Good News for Pilgrims"
 ~ Petersburg-Jerusalem Plank Road approved, 14 Jul 1853
 ~ "Daily Dispatch" - article
Mar 2016 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
 ~ "Alexandria Gazette" - article, court orders & notes
Apr 2016 Matt Harris
"Negro Horse-Thief Shot and Mortally Wounded"
 ~ buggy stolen from John J. BRYANT, of Southampton Co., 30 Apr 1883
 ~ thief shot by BRYANT, near Hawkinsville
 ~ "The Richmond Dispatch" - article
Aug 2013 Matt Harris
Rev. W. A. PEARSON
 ~ to preach his farewell sermon, Byrne-Street Baptist Church, Petersburg, 6 May 1883
 ~ to leave for Southampton Co., 8 May 1883
 ~ "The Richmond Dispatch" - article
Aug 2013 Matt Harris
"The Southampton Election"
 ~ Judge BARRETT orders special election, set for 24 May 1883
 ~ to fill the seat of L.R. EDWARDS, d. 25 Mar 1883
 ~ "The Richmond Dispatch" - article
Aug 2013 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
"A Baptist Minister's House and Crops Destroyed by Fire"
 ~ Rev. Jas. Edwin STEPHENSON & family, of Southampton Co., left destitute, 1884
 ~ "The Richmond Dispatch" - article
Aug 2013 Matt Harris
Fire in Franklin, 14 Nov 1889
 ~ destroyed 4 buildings owned by J.H. Edwards
 ~ "Alexandria Gazette" - article
Aug 2013 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
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
Formation of the law firm of Yarrell & Parker, Roanoke, 31 Jan 1891
 ~ L.D. YARRELL, former Greensville Co. judge
 ~ Wm.H. PARKER, former Southampton Co. commonwealth's attorney
 ~ "The Roanoke Times" - article
Sep 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
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
Franklin Lumber Co.'s works destroyed by fire, 1891
 ~ "The Staunton Speculator" - article
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
Franklin Lumber Co.'s drying kilns destroyed by fire, 1891
 ~ "The Roanoke Times" & "Alexandria Gazette" - article
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
Rev. C.E. WOODSON called to Missouri, Oct 1891
 ~ pastor of Emanuel Episcopal Church, Franklin
 ~ "Alexandria Gazette" - article
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
"AN ALLEDGED FORGER"
 ~ William H. DOYLE, Richmond drug clerk, arrested
 ~ forged check from J.D. PRETLOW, 1892
 ~ "The Richmond Dispatch" - article
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
"A RAZOR STRAP FROM THE SKIN OF NAT TURNER", 1892
 ~ "The Alexandria Gazette" & "Shenandoah Herald" - article
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
Fire in Courtland, 13 Mar 1893
 ~ "Peninsula Enterprise" & "The Roanoke Times" - article
Sep 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
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
Copeland BARDEN [BARTON], registrar of elections
 ~ murdered by C.P. GRIZZARD, 28 Oct 1893, age ca. 71
 ~ "Alexandria Gazette," "Richmond Dispatch," & "Roanoke Times" - article
 ~ GRIZZARD convicted of 2d-degree murder, Jun 1894, & given 10 years
 ~ GRIZZARD pardoned, 19 Nov 1894 (1896), q.v.
Sep 2013 Matt Harris
"A SAW MILL BLOWN UP"
 ~ "Engineer Killed and Two Men Scalded," 3 Jan 1894, Handsom
 ~ "The Richmond Dispatch" - article
Sep 2013 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
"A RAILROAD BICYCLE"
 ~ created by telegrapher E.H. BRANCH, of near Ivor
 ~ "The Virginian-Pilot" - article, 13 Apr 1900
Mar 2016 Matt Harris
"MURDERED MAN FOUND FLOATING IN THE MEHERIN RIVER," 1900
 ~ "STILL A MYSTERY" a week later
 ~ "The Virginian-Pilot" - article
Jul 2015 Matt Harris
"AWFUL WORK OF TURNER," 1904
 ~ Alexandria police chief Recalls 1831 Southampton Insurrection
 ~ "The Times-Dispatch" & "Alexandria Gazette" - article
Jul 2015 Matt Harris
State Sen. William M. SHANDS, of Courtland, 1906
 ~ donated trees for Capitol Square, Apr;
 ~ hospitalized, Jul; discharged, Aug
 ~ "The Richmond Dispatch" - article
Jun 2016 Bruce Saunders
"FATAL ACCIDENT IN SAW MILL PLANT"
 ~ William Joseph HARRELL & John A. LIVESAY, d. 17 Sep 1910, Camp's Arringdale Mill, Butterworth
 ~ "The Richmond Times-Dispatch" - article/obit
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
"CUTS HIS WIFE'S THROAT AND BRAINS HER WITH AX"
 ~ "Former Postmaster at Ivor Then Blows Own Head Off With Shotgun"
 ~ William E. & Laura E. (GREGORY) JOHNSON, murder-suicide, 2 Jan 1916, Ivor
 ~ "The Richmond Times-Dispatch" - article
Sep 2017 Matt Harris
"3 Die When Engine Bursts"
 ~ Seaboard Air Line R.R. locomotive explosion, 6 Feb 1917, near Dinwiddie Stn.
 ~ "The Washington Post" - article
Jun 2015 Sandra Beaver
William T. MUNFORD & estranged wife Crissie S. (CARR)
 ~ murder-suicide, 6 May 1928, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Mar 2011 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
"W.L. BRADSHAW FOUND DEAD ... POLICE BELIEVE MAN MURDERED"
 ~ "The Tidewater News" 7 Dec 1934 - article/obit
Jul 2013 Bruce Saunders
"EDWARDS NOT GUILTY, COURT JURY FINDS"
 ~ Guy EDWARDS, of Portsmouth, acquitted 16 May 1935, in shooting, 7 Dec 1933,
 ~ of his great-aunt, Indiana Julia (DRAKE; Mrs. Andrew T.) LANKFORD
 ~ "The Richmond Times-Dispatch" - article
May 2015 Bruce Saunders
"CARELESS JANITOR BURNS UP BALLOTS"
 ~ primary, 6 Aug 1935, Southampton Co.
 ~ "Smithfield Times", 22 Aug 1935, article
Aug 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
"Child Is Killed By Truck Here Tuesday"
 ~ 2 Mar 1937, Franklin; posted with obituary of victim, Tully WATERFIELD
May 2014 Bruce Saunders
"FRANKLIN MAN KILLED WHEN HIT BY SOUTHERN TRAIN ON MONDAY A.M."
 ~ 6 Mar 1939, Franklin; posted with obituary of victim, William Henry ALLEN
Feb 2014 Bruce Saunders
Fatal car-truck collision, 3 Feb 1939, outskirts of Stony Creek
 ~ posted with obituaries of victims, both of Sedley:
 ~ Annie Bettie (DAVIS; Mrs. Wiley L.) JOHNSON & Thornton Butler ROLLINGS
Feb 2011 William J. DelMonte &
Bruce Saunders
"TENANT FARMER KILLS WIFE AND CHILD, THEN SELF"
 ~ William R., Callie L. (WORRELL), & Shirley W. JOHNSON
 ~ d. 9 Oct 1939, at home, Branchville area
 ~ "The Tidewater News" 13 Oct 1939 - article/obits
Aug 2016 Bruce Saunders
"SEDLEY MAN FOUND FATALLY BURNED IN HOME WEDNESDAY"
 ~ William C. "Willie" GARDNER, d. ca. 19 Nov 1940, at home, Johnson's Grove, age 80
 ~ "The Tidewater News" - article/obit
May 2012 Bruce Saunders
"JACK NORFLEET KILLED IN AUTO SMASH-UP HERE ON THURSDAY MORNING"
 ~ 30 Oct 1941, outskirts of Franklin; posted with obituary of victim, John Sumner "Jack" NORFLEET
Feb 2013 Bruce Saunders
"MILL ENGINEER DIES FROM INJURIES WHEN HIT BY AUTOMOBILE"
 ~ 2 Dec 1944, Franklin; posted with obituary of victim, Jesse Cordy NORFLEET
Mar 2014 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
"MARGARET BLYTHE, BOOKKEEPER ... IS SHOT IN HEAD SATURDAY BY EX-POLICEMAN;
 ~ ASSAILANT IS IN SUFFOLK JAIL AWAITING TRIAL"
 ~ "The Tidewater News" 2 Jan 1948 - article/obit
Jan 2013 Bruce Saunders
"YOUNG MAN DIES WHEN THROWN BY MOTOR SCOOTER
 ~ HUBERT BRILEY... SUFFERS FRACTURED SKULL AND BROKEN NECK" 28 May 1948
 ~ "The Tidewater News" - article/obit
Jan 2013 Bruce Saunders
"TRUCK-CAR COLLISION AT UNITY RESULTS IN DEATH OF AMOS F. WILLS, FARMER"
 ~ "LOG TRUCK STRIKES SIDE OF SEDAN..."
 ~ 16 Jun 1948, Cadmus STEPHENSON's store, Unity
 ~ "The Tidewater News" 18 Jun 1948 - article/obit
Sep 2016 Bruce Saunders
Jeremiah Peter HOLLAND, III ~ obituary, 7 Nov 1957
 ~ published "The Graphic"- forerunner of "The Tidewater News"
Feb 2009 Carol Stevens
"YOUTH DROWNS TRYING TO SAVE BOY FROM ICE"
 ~ Billy Ray COOK, d. 1 Feb 1961, Freemanís Millpond, age 17
 ~ "The Tidewater News" - article/obit
Mar 2012 Bruce Saunders
"MISSING SINCE SATURDAY - FARMER FOUND DEAD"
 ~ Joseph Richard "Joe" FORREST, Jr., d. circa 15 Jan 1966, in field near home, age 49
 ~ "Virginian-Pilot" - article/obit
Mar 2012 Joan Brinkley &
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
"DREWRYVILLE FIRE CHIEF KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT"
 ~ Neal W. CONWELL, d. 8 Jan 1987, age 34
 ~ "The Tidewater News" - article & obit
Sep 2011 Bruce Saunders


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