Wilson News, 21 September 1899.
Ignore the snark, which was par for the course for newspapers covering African-American social and cultural events. This is a fascinating peek into early East Wilson’s social circles.
- Henry S. Perry — Henry S. Perry (1873-1927) was a native of Lagrange, Lenoir County. He worked as a bellhop, porter and waiter.
- Centha Barnes — Lucinda Barnes (1881-circa 1909), known as “Cintha” or “Cindy,” was the youngest child of Willis and Cherry Battle Barnes.
- Roebertha E. Long
- Rev. S.B. Hunter — Rev. Southey B. Hunter (1847-??) was an A.M.E. Zion minister.
- Chas. B. Gay — Charles Benjamin Gay (1878-1953) was the son of Samuel and Alice Bryant Gay.
- J.H. Brown
- Michael Taylor — Henry Michael Taylor (1861-1927), married to Rachel Barnes, was the bride’s brother-in-law. Known as “Mike,”he worked as a drayman.
- Edward Barnes — Edward Barnes (1869-1912) was the bride’s brother. He was much better known as Ned Barnes and married Charles and Lucy Gay’s sister Louisa Gay.
- Walter Clark — Walter Clark (1884-??) was the son of mechanic Rhoden Clark and Sarah Hill Clark, who were Halifax County natives. The family lived at 606 E. Green Street.
- Lucy Gay — Lucy Gay was a sister of Charles Gay. She later married John H. Lewis in Wilson.
- L.H. Jones — Levi Hunter Jones (1877-1961), a native of Hertford County, North Carolina, was a barber.
- E.J. Tate — Tate was probably a relative of Hardy Tate (1854-1938), a brickmason.
- Williams Barnes — William Barnes (1879-1917) was also the bride’s brother.
- Leutha Clark — Alethia Clark (1882-1936) was the sister of Walter Clark.
- John Coleman
- Sattena Barnes — Sattena Barnes (1878-1928) was born in Elm City, Wilson County, to Dublin and Eliza Batts Barnes. She later married John Gaston.
- William Kittrel — William Kittrell (1875-??) was an Oxford, North Carolina, native and bricklayer.
- Catharine Clark — Catherine Clark (1880-1933) was a sister of Walter and Lethia Clark.
- Maggie Taylor — Maggie Taylor (1885-) was Mike and Rachel Barnes Taylor’s daughter.
- Virginia Dawson — Virginia Dawson (1890-1933), daughter of fishmonger/merchant Alexander D. Dawson and dressmaker Lucy Annie Hill Dawson.
- Bettie Clark — Bettie Clark (1885-??) was another of Rhoden and Sarah Clark’s children.
- Lucy Hines — Lucy Hines (1886-??) was the daughter of Della Hines Battle.
- Anna Pridgen
- Glace Battle — Glace Battle (circa 1890-??) was the daughter of Parker and Ella Battle. She later married Timothy Black.
- Alice Pierce — Alice Pierce (1889-1915) was the daughter of Andrew Pierce and Alice Knight Pierce. She later married Walter A. Maynor.
- Bertha Taylor — Bertha Taylor (1891-1962) was also Mike and Rachel Barnes Taylor’s daughter.
My kinfolk? I see it comes up as a related item to the Taylor sisters. Shaunna
My kinfolk, actually. They’re originally from far northern Nash County via lower Edgecombe. As far as I know, these are completely unrelated sets of Taylors.
Got it! One day..I believe we will learn we are related!
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