funeral register

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 10.

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Wilson Mirror, 21 December 1887.

In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. The result, Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. This post is the tenth and last in a series abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

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  • Whitley, Moss. Poor House. Colored. Died 18 September 1898, “dropped dead.” Length 6′. Cost $2.25, billed to Wilson County by order of R.S. Clark. (Page 335)
  • Wilkins, Mary. Wilson. Colored. Died 27 March 1899, age 43, of “internal tumor.” “Mary was wife of Redmond Wilkins, was in bad health for a long time, was a good woman.” Length 5’6″. Billed to Col. Mason. Buried in colored cemetery. (Page 442)
  • Willaford, Binder. Poor House. Colored. Died 22 December 1897, age 60. Attended by county physician. Length 5’9″. Burial in county cemetery. Cost $2.25, billed to county commissioners. (Page 190)
  • Williams, Lucy. Poor House. Colored. Died 18 November 1897, age 75 years, of “Bowell Consumption.” Attended by Dr. T.B. Person. Buried in county cemetery. Cost $2, billed to Wilson County. (Page 167)
  • Williams, Wesley. Nash County. Colored. Died 31 May 1899, age 30 years, of consumption. Attended by Dr. Saunders. Length 6’3″. Buried in Barden Williams cemetery. Cost $15, billed to Iredell J. Williams. (Page 478)
  • Williamson, Jack. Colored. Died 23 June 1899. Length 5’9″. Cost $15, billed to Jean Williamson. Buried in Garry Williamson cemetery. (Page 493)
  • Woodard, Aaron. Gardner’s township. Colored. Died 6 May 1897, of kidney disease, age 22 years. Attended by Dr. T.B. Person. Length 5’9″. Buried in William Woodard cemetery. Cost $8, billed to W. Woodard Jr. (Page 70)
  • Woodard, Fanny. Wilson township. Colored. Died 31 July 1897, age 23, burned to death. Length 5’6″. Buried in Penny Woodard cemetery. Cost $6. (Page 110)
  • Woodard, John. Wilson township. Colored. Died 4 April 1898, age 16, of lung trouble. Attended by Dr. Anderson. Length 5’9″. Buried in John Barnes cemetery. Cost $10. (Page 226)
  • Woodard, Josephine. Taylor’s township. Colored. Died 10 January 1899, age 23 of pneumonia. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. Daughter of Alford Woodard. Cost $15. Billed to Mount Hebron Lodge No. 42, through Orren Best. Buried in Hilliard Ellis cemetery. (Page 403)
  • Wootten, W. Wilson. Colored. Died 6 May 1898, age 5 months. Cost $3.75, billed to Benjamin Wootten. (Page 249)

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 9.

In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. The result, Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. This post is the ninth in a series abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

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  • Tate, William. Wilson. Colored. Died 1 May 1899, aged 27 years, of yellow chills. Husband of Mary Tate. Attended by Dr. Jones. Length 5’9″. Cost $10. Burial in Durham, North Carolina. (Page 456)
  • Taylor, Anthony. County Home. Colored. Died 1 May 1899, aged 75 years, of dropsy. Attended by Dr. Walton. Buried in county cemetery. Cost $2.25. Billed to Wilson County Poor House. (Page 457)
  • Taylor, Sarah. Wilson. Colored. Died 1 July 1897, aged 14 years, of consumption. Attended by Dr. Brothers. Length 5′. Bill to Jane Taylor. (Page 93)
  • Thomas, Nelly. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 3 May 1898, aged 38, in childbirth. “Died from Asthma.” Wife of Alford Thomas. Length 6′. Cost $10. Buried in Pittman cemetery. (Page 243)
  • Thompson, Arthur. Wilson. Colored. Died 12 May 1897, of cold and measles, aged 1 year 3 months. Son of Isaac Thompson. Attended by Dr. T. B. Person. Length 2’9″. Buried in Oak Dale cemetery. Cost $4. (Page 73)
  • Thorne, Edna. Wilson. Colored. Died December 1897, aged 50. “Run over and Killed by R.R. Train.” Length 5’9″. Cost $15. Billed to Annie Thorne. (Page 176)
  • Thorp, _____. Colored. Died 27 February 1897. Length 2’6″. Buried in colored cemetery. Cost $1.50. Billed to Edith Thorp. (Page 35)
  • Towe, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 23 April 1899. Child of George W. Towe. Length 2’9″. Cost $8. Buried in colored cemetery. (Page 452)
  • Towe, Maggie I. Wilson. Colored. Died 15 April 1899, aged 39 years 4 months 18 days, in childbirth. Wife of Prof. G.W. Towe, a “teacher in the Col. Graded School.” Funeral in Methodist Church. Burial in colored cemetery. Cost $20. (Page 450)
  • Tucker, Mollie. Wilson. Colored. Died October 1897, aged 60 years. Length 5’6″. Order of Bob Allen. Cost $6. Billed to Richmond Maury & Co. (Page 155)
  • Uzzell, Joe. Poor House. Colored. Died 15 August 1897, aged 35 years. Length 5’9″. Buried in Poor House cemetery. Cost $2.25. Billed to Wilson County. (Page 120)
  • Vick, Hardy. Wilson township. Colored. Died 17 May 1898, aged 18 years, of childbirth. Attended by Dr. W.S. Anderson. Length 5’9″. Buried in John Y. Moore cemetery. Cost $2.50. (Page 252)
  • Vick, Viola Leroy. Wilson. Colored. Died 7 September 1897, of malarial fever, aged 2 years 10 months. Attended by Dr. Williams. Daughter of S.H. Vick. Length 3’6″. Buried in colored cemetery. Cost $11. (Page 132)
  • Vines, Martha. Wilson Poor House. Colored. Died 9 January 1897, aged 25, of consumption. Attended by Dr. Nathan Anderson. Buried in Poor House cemetery. Cost $2.50. (Page 17)

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 8.

In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. The result, Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. This post is the eighth in a series abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

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  • Sanders, ____. Wilson. Colored. Died 12 July 1898, aged 1 year 4 months. Length 2’6″. Cost $1.50. (Page 287)
  • Sanders, Mourning. Wilson. Colored. Died 19 November 1897, aged 9 years, of scrofula. Length 4’6″. Death certified by Salt Lake Harris. (Page 169)
  • Sharp, _____. Rocky Mount. Colored. Died 14 January 1899. Daughter of Sampson Sharp. “Died at Rocky Mt. & was brought to Wilson for interment.” Burial in Oakdale cemetery. Cost $5. (Page 407)
  • Sharp, Nellie. Wilson township. Colored. Died 20 December 1897, aged 58 years. Length 5;8″. Buried in Oak Dale cemetery. Billed to Wilson Sharp. (Page 189)
  • Simms, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 9 May 1898, of pneumonia. Attended to by Dr. Williams. “Simms was a young man who had the misfortune to get both feet cut off by a R.R. train.” Length 5′. Cost $10. Buried in Oak Dale Cemetery. Billed to Lee Moore. (Page 245)
  • Simms, Amos. Wilson. Colored. Died 27 November 1898. Length 6’1″. Cost $10. Buried at Old Simms place. (Page 384)
  • Stallings, Mary. Wilson. Colored. Died 15 June 1898, deranged, aged 20 years, 19 days. Attended to by Dr. T.B. Person. Cost $15. Funeral at home. Buried in “old section” of Oakdale cemetery. Billed to Gilbert Stallings. (Page 275)
  • Strickland, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 8 June 1899. Wife of Marcellus Strickland. Length 5’6″. Cost $15. Buried in colored cemetery. (Page 483)
  • Strickland, Dave. Taylor’s township. Colored. Died 11 December 1897, of “hemordge of lungs,” aged 70. Attended to by Dr. B.T. Person. Length 6′. Buried in Batt Thompson cemetery. (Page 179)
  • Sugg, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 4 April 1898, age 22, of fever. Length 5’6″. Cost $4.75. Billed to Haywood Best. Buried in Oakdale cemetery. (Page 227)
  • Sutton, William R. Wilson. Colored. Died 4 August 1897, aged 6 months. Length 2’6″. Child of Aider Sutton. Attended to by Dr. T.B Person. Funeral at church. Burial in old cemetery. Cost $4. (Page 114)
  • Swinson, Sarah. Greene County. Colored. Died 11 October 1898, aged 4o years, of Bright’s disease. Attended to by Dr. S.H. Crocker. Length 6″. Funeral at house. Billed to H. Edmundson. (Page 356)

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 7.

In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. The result, Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. This post is the seventh in a series abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

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  • Ransom, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 19 February 1897 of “locked bowels.” “Was barber for long time.” Length 5’9”. Funeral at church. Buried in colored cemetery. Cost $35.50, billed to Colored Odd Fellows. (Page 36) [Probably Hugh T. Ransom.]
  • Rodgers, _____. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 24 April 1897, of whooping cough, aged one year. Child of Stephen Rodgers. Length 2’9″. Buried in Elm City cemetery. Cost $4.50, billed to Samson Sharp. (Page 64)
  • Rogers, Marion L. Wilson. Colored. Died 26 April 1898, aged 5 months. Son of Wesley Rogers “who works with the American Tobacco Co.” Length 2’6″. Cost $7.50. Buried in colored cemetery. (Page 237)
  • Rogers, Sis. Black Creek township. Colored. Died 15 October 1898, aged 37 years, of typhoid fever. Attended to by Dr. Hoover. Length 6′. Buried in Dr. Brooks cemetery. Cost $5. Billed to Lewis Tomlinson. (Page 358)
  • Rountree, Blanch. Wilson. Colored. Died 22 March 1899. Length 5’9″. Funeral at house. Burial at Wiggins Mill cemetery. Cost $5. Billed to W.P. Laster [Lassiter]. (Page 439)
  • Rountree, Patsy. Wilson township. Colored. Died 16 September 1898, aged 67 years, of old age. Length 5’6″. Cost $8. Wilson County paid $2.25. John Mobley paid $.75. (Page 329)
  • Rountree, Wiley. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 22 January 1899, aged 17 years, of grippe and neuralgia. Length 5’9″. Attended to by Dr. Albert Anderson. Cost $15. Billed to Richard Rountree. Buried in Rountree cemetery. (Page 410)
  • Rowe, Annie Bill. Wilson. Colored. Died 16 August 1898, aged 3 months 16 days. “Child was left by her mother with Ben Parks and never came back.” Length 2’6″. Buried in old colored cemetery. Cost $3.50. Ben Parks paid $2 and Wilson County paid $1.50. (Page 303)
  • Ruffin, Beady. Stantonsburg. Colored. Died 25 August 1897, aged about 65. Mother of Joseph Jones. Length 5’6″. Cost $15. Billed to J.H. Applewhite. Buried in J.A. Lane’s cemetery. (Page 123)
  • Ruffin, Ellen. Gardners township. Colored. Died 9 July 1898, aged 20 years, in childbirth. Attended to by Dr. Walton. Length 5′. Cost $10. Billed to John A. Pittman. Burial on Whitehead farm. (Page 286)

 

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 6.

In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. The result, Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. This post is the sixth in a series abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

  • Matthews, Tom.  Wilson. Colored. Shot 18 May 1899, age 37 years. Attended by Dr. C.E. Moore. Length 5’9″. Cost 4, billed to Town of Wilson. Buried in Colored Cemetery. “Killed by Policeman George Mumford in the discharge of his duty. Coroner’s Inquest gave the above verdict.” (Page 476)
  • Messick, James. Wilson. Colored. Died __ September 1898. Length 6′. Cost $7.50. The County Commissioners paid $2. (Page 338)
  • Mobley, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 16 March 1899, of consumption. Father of Jane Mobley. Length 5’9″. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. Cost $10. Billed to John T. Williams. (Page 437)
  • Mobley, Isaac. Wilson. Colored. Died 4 March 1899, age 21 years, of consumption. Attended by Dr. N.B. Herring. Cost $11. Billed to F.A. Woodard. Buried Oak Dale cemetery. Cost $10. (Page 430)
  • Moore, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 17 January 1898, age 1 day. Grandchild of Pennie Moore. Length 2’4″. Cost $3. (Page 197)
  • Moore, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 23 July 1898. Wife of Andrew Moore. Length 5’6″. Cost $20. Burial at Colored Cemetery.  (Page 288)
  • Moore, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 17 September 1898. Child of Henry Moore. Length 2’9″. Cost $15. Funeral at Methodist church. Burial at colored cemetery. (Page 313)
  • Moore, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 17 September 1898, age 5 days. Length 2’. Buried at Oakdale cemetery. Cost $3. Billed to Pennie Moore. (Page 434)
  • Moore, Lelia. Wilson. Colored. Died 6 February 1897, age 3 months, of a severe cold. Length 2′. Buried at Oak Dale cemetery. Cost $3.50. Billed to Bryant Moore. (Page 31)
  • Newkirk, Fenner. Wilson. Colored. Died 18 July 1897, age 28 years, of brain fever. Attended by Dr. T.B. Person. Cost $6. Billed to Bettie Newkirk. Buried at Oak Dale Cemetery. (Page 103)
  • Nutall(?), _____. Wilson. Colored. Died __ July 1898. Length 5’9″. Cost $15. “Corpse was taken to Henderson, N. C., for burial.” (Page 291)
  • Parker, Harriet Jones. Wilson. Colored. Died 26 May 1898. Attended by Dr. N.B. Herring. Cost $10. Billed to Doane Herring. Burial at Oak Dale cemetery. (Page 260)
  • Parker, Nancy. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 19 March 1897, age 16 years, of measles and pneumonia. Length 5’9″. Attended by Dr. C.E. Moore. Buried at General Barnes cemetery. Cost $2.50. (Page 48)
  • Parker, Stanley. Wilson. Colored. Died 2 August 1898, age 65, of old age. Length 6′. Cost $2.25. Attended by Dr. T.B. Person. Funeral at home. Buried at Oak Dale cemetery. Billed to County Commissioners. (Page 294)
  • Parker, Susan. Wilson. Colored. Died 20 March 1897, age 20 years, of measles and pneumonia. Length 5’9″. Attended by Dr. C.E. Moore. Buried at General Barnes cemetery. Cost $2.50. Billed to Jack L. Ethridge. (Page 49)
  • Pender, _____. Near Wilson. Colored. Stillborn 2 April 1898 to Mr. and Mrs. Grey Pender. Attended by Dr. C.E. Moore. Cost $1.25. Billed to J.B. Farmer. (Page 223)
  • Pender, Jerry. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 27 November 1898, age 80 years, of old age. Length 6′. Cost $10. Attended by Dr. J.E. Brothers. Billed to Joshua B. Farmer by Grey Pender. Burial in Joshua B. Farmer cemetery. (Page 383)
  • Pleasants, George. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 24 May 1898, age 52 years. Length 6’2″. Cost $10. Billed to Sallie and Cora Farmer. Attended by Dr. T.B. Person. Buried at Simon Barnes cemetery. (Page 257)
  • Pitt, Antony. Gardners township. Colored. Died 26 March 1898 of “the effects of a blow.” Certified by County Coroner. Cost $2. Billed to County Commissioners. “Supposed to have been murdered.” (Page 221)

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 5.

In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. The result, Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. This post is the fifth in a series abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

  • Hardy, Thomas. Wilson. Colored. Died 6 February 1897, age 55. Attended by Dr. T.B. Person. Length 6′. Cost $10. Billed to C.G. Wells. Buried in Joshua Barnes cemetery. (Page 32)
  • High, ______. Taylor’s township. Colored. Died 18 March 1899. Child of John High. Length 2’6″. Buried in Hilliard Ellis cemetery. Cost $3. (Page 438)
  • Hill, Edgar. Wilson. Colored. Died 20 October 1897, age 16 years, of consumption. Son of Henrietta Hill and brother of Richard Norwood‘s wife. Cost $23. Funeral at home. Burial at Oak Dale cemetery. Attended by Dr. B.T, Person. (Page 151)
  • Hines, Mamy. Wilson. Colored. Died 10 March 1899, age 1 year 1 month. Length 2’6″. Buried at W.H. Farmer cemetery. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. Cost $1.50. (Page 434)
  • Jackson, Rosa. Wilson. Colored. Died 5 July 1898, age 10 months, of cholera infantum. Child of Jos. S. Jackson. Attended by Dr. N.B. Herring. Length 2’6″. Funeral at home. Buried colored Oakdale cemetery. Cost $10. (Page 285)
  • Jeffreys, Mattie. Wilson. Colored. Died 24 July 1898, aged 7 years, of brain fever. Attended by Dr. Jones. Length 4′. Cost $7. Billed to W.T. Clark. “This girl was taken in to raise by Mr. Clark’s mother when very small and the whole family thought a great deal of her. She is the only colored person ever put in Maplewood.” (Page 289)
  • Jenkins, Annie Monite. Wilson. Colored. Died 20 May 1899, aged 24 years, of consumption. Daughter of Monite Jenkins. Attended by Dr. N.B. Herring. Length 5’6″. Buried Oak Dale cemetery. Cost $2.25. Billed to Wilson County. (Page 471)
  • Jones, Estelle. Wilson. Colored. Died 20 December 1896, age 9 months of fever. Length 2’9″. Buried at colored cemetery. Cost $5.50. (Page 10)
  • Jones, Gillie. Wilson. Colored. Died 31 October 1897, age 51 years, of bowel consumption. Wife of Alex Jones. Funeral at home. Buried at Oakdale cemetery. Cost $25. (Page 156)
  • Jones, Kesiah. Old Fields township. Colored. Died 21 August 1898, aged 38, of consumption. Wife of Thomas A. Jones. Length 5’9″. Cost $15. Buried in Jones Hill cemetery. (Page 305)
  • Jones, Nettie Vick. Wilson. Colored. Died __ August 1897. Daughter of Daniel Vick. Cost $25. “Murdered by her husband Wilson Jones.” (Page 124)

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Raleigh Gazette, 11 September 1897.

  • Jordan, Ned. Wilson. Colored. Died 2 February 1898, age 65 years. Father of Charlotte Aycock. Length 6′. Cost $15. Buried in colored cemetery. (Page 202)
  • Knight, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 18 December 1897, of consumption. Length 6″. Cost $2.50. Billed to F.W. Barnes. (Page 184)
  • Lindsey, Frank. Wilson. Colored. Died 31 December 1898, age 27, of dropsy. Attended by Dr. Paschal. Length 6′. Funeral at home. Buried at Oakdale cemetery. Billed to William Lindsey. (Page 399)
  • Mabry, James. Wilson. Colored. Died 15 June 1897, of consumption. Buried in colored cemetery. Cost $10. Bill to L.A. Moore. (Page 84)
  • Matthews, Tom. Wilson. Colored. Died 28 May 1899, age 37 years. Length 5’9″. Attended by Dr. C.E. Moore. Buried in colored cemetery. Cost $4. Billed to Town of Wilson. “Killed by Policeman George Mumford in the discharge of his duty. Coroner’s Inquest gave the above verdict.” (Page 476)
  • Messick, James. Wilson. Colored. Died __ September 1898. Length 6′. Cost $7.50. County Commissioners paid $2. (Page 338)
  • Mobley, ____. Wilson. Colored. Died 16 March 1899, of consumption. Father of Jane Mobley. Length 5’9″. Cost $10. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. Billed to John T. Williams.(Page 437)
  • Mobley, Isaac. Wilson. Colored. Died 4 March 1899, age 21 years, of consumption. Buried in Oakdale cemetery. Cost $11. Billed to F.A. Woodard.(Page 430)
  • Moore, ____. Wilson. Colored. Died 17 January 1898, age 1 day. Grandchild of Pennie Moore. Length 2’4″. Cost $3. (Page 197)
  • Moore, ____. Wilson. Colored. Died 23 July 1898. Wife of Andrew Moore. Length 5’6″. Cost $10. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. Buried in colored cemetery.
  • Moore, ____. Wilson. Colored. Died 25 August 1898. Child of Henry Moore. Length 2’9″. Funeral in Methodist church. Buried in colored cemetery. Cost $15. (Page 313)
  • Moore, ____. Wilson. Colored. Died 17 September 1898, age 5 days. Length 2′. Cost $3. Billed to Pennie Moore. (Page 197)
  • Moore, Lelia. Wilson. Colored. Died 6 February 1897, age 3 months, of a severe cold. Length 2′. Buried in Oak Dale cemetery. Cost $3.50. Billed to Bryant Moore.

 

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 4.

In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. The result, Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. This post is the fourth in a series abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

  • Cooper, Rachel. Wilson. Colored. Died 7 August 1898, age 65 years, of old age. Length 6′. Cost $2.25. Billed to County Commissioners. Burial in Green Lassiter cemetery. (Page 297)
  • Craig, ______. Little Richmond. Colored. Died 20 December 1896. Length 5’9″. Buried at colored cemetery. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. Cost $20. “Was shot on Sunday night said to be by negro Albert Tucker.” (Page 11)
  • Crosland, Mabel. Wilson. Colored. Died 8 January 1897, age 4 years 10 months, of accidental burns. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. Length 4′. Buried colored cemetery. Cost $8. Paid by Joseph S. Jackson. (Page 18)
  • Darden, Olive Oleta. Wilson. Colored. Died 6 April 1898, age 5 months 11 days, of bronchitis. Attended by Dr. Williams. Daughter of Charlie and Diana Darden. Length 2’6″. Cost $8. Funeral and burial at Oak Dale cemetery. (Page 228)
  • Deans, Barney. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 8 February 1898, of dropsy. Certified by Bob Paschall. Length 5’9″. Cost $4.50. Billed to J.C. Hadley & Co. (Page 206)
  • Dew, Edith. Taylor’s township. Colored. Died 10 October 1897, of consumption, age 30 years. Daughter of Viah Dew. Length 5’9″. Billed to Wiley Dew. Buried in Bat Thompson cemetery. (Page 147)
  • Dew, Oscar Cornelius. Lucama. Colored. Died 18 October 1898, age 10 1/2 months. Cost $2.75. Billed to C.D. Dew. Burial in W.H. Lamm cemetery. (Page 361)
  • Ellis, _____. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 7 February 1898, aged 21 days. Great-grandchild of Hilyard Ellis. Length 2′. Cost $3. (Page 205)
  • Ellis, Warren. Nash County. Colored. Died 25 October 1898, age 25 years, of yellow chill. Son of Hilliard Ellis. Attended by Drs. Brantley and Williams. Length 5’9″. Cost $15. Funeral in Baptist Church [probably Ellis Chapel]. Burial in old homestead cemetery. (Page  363)
  • Farmer, _____. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 24 April 1897, of a cold. Age 9 months. Length 2’4″. Cost $1.25. Billed to Charles Hagan. Buried in James Woodard cemetery. (Page 63)
  • Farmer, _____. Wilson. Colored. Died 14 January 1899, of croup. Age 3 months. Length 2’6″. Cost $5. Billed to John Wash Farmer. Buried in Oakdale cemetery. (Page 406)
  • Farmer, Hattie. Wilson. Colored. Died 9 March 1899, age 22 years, of pneumonia. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. Length 5’9″. Cost $8. Buried at Nashville, N.C. (Page 433)
  • Flora, Mourning. Wilson. Colored. Died 6 June 1899, age 9 months. Length 3′. Cost $3. Billed to W.H. Farmer. (Page 481)
  • Forsythe, Anna. Cross Roads Township. Colored. Died 7 September 1898, age 22 years. Attended by Dr. Hoover. Length 5’9″. Cost $15. Buried in Cross Roads township. (Page 323)
  • Fort, Prony. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 13 January 1899, age 65 years. Attended by Dr. W.S. Anderson. Length 5’9″. Cost $10. Billed to Calvin Fort through Bun Barefoot. Buried in Wayne County. (Page 405)
  • Freeman, James. Wilson. Colored. Died 21 May 1899, age 29 years 2 months 10 days, of consumption. Length 6′. Cost $10. Billed to Annie Tisdale. Buried in colored cemetery. (Page 469)
  • Gaffney, Andrew. Wilson. Colored. Died 6 January 1898. Length 6′. Cost $10. Billed to brother William Gotny [Gaffney]. Buried in colored cemetery.
  • Gay, Adaline. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 20 July 1897, of whooping cough and fever. Length 4′. Cost $3.25. Billed to Stephen Morriss. Funeral at Ellis Chapel. Burial in F.W. Barnes (Moore) cemetery. (Page 105)
  • Green, Della. Wilson Jail. Colored. Died 28 March 1899, age 33 years. “Died in Jail charged with infanticide.” Length 5’9″. Cost $2.25. Billed to County Commissioners. Burial in Poor House cemetery.

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 2.

Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. This post is the second in a series abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

  • Barnes, Freddie. Wilson township. Colored. Died 7 June 1897, aged 1 year, of “Bowell Trouble.” Length 2’9″. Son of Alford Battle Barnes. Burial in Jason Barnes cemetery. Cost $4.50. Billed to Jason Barnes by “order of S.C. Wells.” (Page 81)
  • Barnes, Lillie. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 22 December 1897, aged 28 years. Dr. Albert Anderson. Cost $10. Billed to Spencer Daniel. Burial in Mrs. Forbes’ cemetery. (Page 191)
  • Barnes, Short. Taylor’s township. Colored. Died 11 October 1897, aged 68 years, of “gravel.” Length 6 feet. Attended by Dr. N.B. Herring. Cost $10. Burial in Squire Coleman‘s cemetery. (Page 149)
  • Barnes, Susie. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 31 May 1898, aged 24 or 25 years. Length 6 feet. Cost $2.50. Dr. T.B. Person. Billed to A.P. Branch. Burial in General [Joshua] Barnes‘ cemetery.
  • Barron, Alex. Wilson. Colored. Died 22 March 1899, aged 30 years, of consumption. Length 5’9″. Attended by Dr. C.E. Moore. Cost $8. Funeral at house. Burial in Oak Dale cemetery. Billed to Grant Foster. (Page 440)
  • Baskerville, Julia. Wilson. Colored. Died 6 June 1899. Length 5’9″. Cook of Mrs. Mittie Wells. Cost $10. Billed to Mrs. John D. Wells. Burial at Littleton, N.C. (Page 480)
  • Battle, Lougenia. Near town. Colored. Died 19 December 1897, aged 4 years, of mumps. Length 3’3″. Certified by Dr. Williams (colored.) Cost $4. (Page 187)
  • Battle, Turner. Wilson. Colored. Died 16 January 1899, aged 46, shot to death. Drs. Moore and Anderson. Cost $10. Billed to Isham Perry. Burial in Oakdale cemetery. (Page 409)
  • Batts, _____. Gardner’s township. Colored. Died 13 September 1897, of burns, aged 4 years. Length 3’4″. Child of Jos. Batts. Buried in Captain Hines cemetery. Cost $5. Bill rendered through D.R. Petway. (Page 136)
  • Batts, Joshua. Gardner’s township. Colored. Died 14 September 1897, of burns, aged 9 years. Son of Jos. Batts.  Cost $6. Billed through D.R. Petteway. Buried in Capt. Hines cemetery. (Page 137)
  • Batts, Malvina. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 29 September 1897, aged 40, of dropsy. Length 5’9″. Burial in Bat Thompson cemetery. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. Cost $5. (Page 142)
  • Beckham, Junius. Wilson. Colored. Died 24 September 1898, aged 9 months, of pneumonia. Length 2’9″. Cost $5. Billed to Henry Beckham. Burial in Colored Cemetery. Attended by Dr. Albert Anderson. (Page 341)
  • Bell, Will. Wilson. Colored. Died 13 May 1899, aged 28 years, suddenly. Cost $12.50. Billed to Colored Odd Fellows. “Will Bell died very sudden on the street; cause supposed to be heart failure.” (Page 463)

[The colored doctor was George W. Williams.]

Entries in the funeral register of Wootten & Stevens, undertakers.

Funeral Register of Wootten and Stevens, Undertakers of Wilson, North Carolina, November 18, 1896-June 27, 1899 is an unpublished manuscript held at Wilson County Public Library. In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. This post is the first in a series, abstracting the abstract for entries naming African-Americans.

  • _____, Mourning. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 9 May 1899. Length of coffin 5’9″. Cost $10. Billed to W.H. Farmer. Burial in colored cemetery. (Page 458)
  • Anderson, _____. Near Cockrell’s Bridge. Colored. Died 7 November 1897, aged 15 months. Length 2’9″. Child of Alford Anderson. (Page 157)
  • Anderson, Alford. Nash County. Colored. Died 12 November 1897, aged 1 year 8 months. Length 2’6″. Burial at Cockrell’s Bridge. (Page 163)
  • Anderson, Harry. Stantonsburg township. Colored. Died 3 February 1897, aged 70, of paralysis. Length 5’9′. Attended by Dr. Crocker. Funeral at grave on Dr. Nathan Anderson’s place. Cost $10. Billed to Chester Jordan. (Page 30)
  • Austin, _____. Black Creek, Colored. Died 20 November 1898, aged 35 years, of “womb trouble.” Length 5’6″. Wife of Sandy Austin near Black Creek. Cost $5. Attended by Dr. Hoover. Burial in John P. Barden cemetery. Billed to L.P. Woodard. (Page 378).
  • Bagley, Mattie. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 2 May 1898, aged 16 years, of lung trouble. Attended by Dr. Williams. Burial in Hilliard Ellis cemetery. Billed to T.J. Hadley. (Page 242)
  • Barefoot, Easter. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 1 September 1897, aged 70 years. Length 5’9″. Burial in S[ilas]. Lasiter cemetery. Cost $2.50. Billed to Jacob Short. (Page 125)
  • Barham, Hattie. Wilson. Colored. Died 30 April 1898, aged 22 years, of consumption. Length 5’9″. Wife of Alex Barham. Cost $15. Billed to J.T. Williams and R.J. Grantham. Church funeral and burial at Oak Dale cemetery. (Page 241)
  • Barnes, _____. Near Wilson. Colored. Died 2 April 1898 of internal hemorrhage. Length 5’9″. Wife of Lemon Barnes. Attended by Drs. C.E. Moore and Albert Anderson. Cost $10. Billed to F.W. Barnes. Burial at Edwin Moore place. (Page 222)
  • Barnes, Aima. Wilson township. Colored. Died 6 May 1898, of old age. Aged 95. Length 5’9″. Cost $10. Billed to G.C. Wills. Attended by Dr. E.G. Moore. Burial in old homestead cemetery. (Page 244)
  • Barnes, Claudie. Wilson township. Colored. Died 17 June 1898, aged 12 months. Length 2’6″. Cost $4. Billed to W.T. Farmer. Burial in the Forbes cemetery. “Lived on the old R.S. Kingsmore place.” (Page 276)