Mahala Artis lived in a house on Goldsboro Street, owned by George H. and Elizabeth P. Griffin. After Griffin died in 1881, and the property went into default, trustee H.G. Connor advertised it and Griffin’s carriage and wagon factory for sale.
Wilson Advance, 21 December 1883.
Eleven years later, Artis’ own property was advertised for sale for non-payment of taxes. Artis was on her way out of Wilson, however, and in 1899 sold her lot at the corner of Green and Pender Streets to Samuel H. Vick.
Wilson Advance, 22 March 1894.