The Great Sunny South (Snow Hill NC), 15 April 1898.
[I am greatly intrigued by the ground-breaking Mrs. A.V.C. Hunt, but have found little beyond some titillating, but enigmatic, coverage of an arson event involving her and/or her husband, the unnamed Mr. Hunt.
Wilmington Messenger, 29 March 1899.
Wilson Daily Times, 31 March 1899.
Was Hunt supposed to have burned a store that Mrs. A.V.C. was working in? And was the store owned by J.D. Farrior, rather than Mrs. A.V.C.? I don’t know.
In any case, A.V.C. Hunt died in 1903, and Henry C. Rountree was appointed administrator to her estate. There was not much to settle, and the value of her few possessions did not cover the expenses Rountree laid out for her board, care during illness, and burial. [Rountree himself died in 1916, and his death certificate notes that he was a “dealer in groceries.” He was born in 1848 in Wilson County to Jessie Artis and Becker Artis.]
Image from file of A.V.C. Hunt, North Carolina Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998, ancestry.com.