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Snaps, no. 68: Clarky Hinnant Revell.

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Clarky Hinnant Revell (1869-1962).

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In the 1870 census of Beulah township, Johnston County: Helen Hinnant, 17, farm laborer; Clarkey Hinnant, 1, and Benj. Hinnant, 95, farm laborer.

James Revell, 22, of Springhill township, son of Sanders and Hannah Revell, married Clarkie Hinnant, 21, of Springhill township, daughter of Em. Boyette and Hannah Hinnant, on 9 May 1890. London Revell applied for the license, and Free Will Baptist minister Nash Horton performed the ceremony.

In the 1900 census of Springhill township, Wilson County: farmer James C. Revell, 30; wife Clarky, 28; and children Nancy, 9, James T., 7, Robert, 5,  and Violia, 2.

In the 1910 census of Springhill township, Wilson County: farmer James Revel, 40; wife Clorca, 39; and children Nancy, 18, James T., 16, Viola, 11, Lunn, 9, and Jefferson J., 7, and cousin Lessie Barnes, 12.

In the 1920 census of Springhill township, Wilson County: on a branch off the Fremont and Kenly Road, farmer James Revell, 52; wife Clarkie, 50; and children Viola, 20, London, 18, Jefferson, 16, and Manley, 5.

In the 1930 census of Beulah township, Johnston County: farmer James T. Revell, 37; mother Clarkey, 61; sisters Nancy, 39, and Viola, 32; brother Manley, 18; and nephews James L., 5, and William F. Sheard, 1.

In 1940, Manley William Revell registered for the World War II draft in Johnston County. Per his registration card, he was born 4 September 1914 in Wilson; lived in Kenly; his contact was mother Clarke Revell of Kenly, N.C.; and he worked for W.P.A.

In 1942, James Jefferson Revell registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 30 September 1903 in Wayne County; lived at 506 South Goldsboro Street, Wilson; his contact was Clarkey Revell of Kenly, N.C.; and he worked for Johnson Furniture Company, 120 South Goldsboro Street, Wilson.

In 1946, William Frank Sheard registered for the World War II draft in Johnston County, North Carolina. Per his registration card, he was born 22 June 1928 in Johnston County; lived near Kenly, Johnston County; his contact was Clarky Revell of Kenly; and he worked for the Town of Wilson.

James Revell died 16 August 1948 at Mercy Hospital in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 30 September 1909 in Johnston County to James Revell and Clarkie Hinniant; was married to Annie D. Revell; was a truck driver; and was buried in Polly Watson cemetery.

Clarkie Revells died 25 February 1962 in Kenly, Johnston County. Per her death certificate, she was born 1 March 1891 to E. Boyette and Hilda Hinton; and was widowed. Viola Revells of Kenly was informant.

Nancy Sheard died 15 December 1965 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Per her death certificate, she was born July 1891 in Wilson County to James Revell and Clarkie Hinnant; and was buried in Polly Watson cemetery.

Viola Victoria Revell died 28 October 1970 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 10 December 1900 to James Revell and Clarkey Hinnant; and was buried in Polly Watson cemetery. Manley Revell was informant.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user Tabella Atkinson.

Snaps, no. 66: Minnie Bell Barnes Barnes.

Minnie Belle Barnes Barnes (1905-1985).

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In the 1920 census of Stantonsburg township, Wilson County: tenant farmer Redman Barnes, 47; wife Genette, 43; children Dora, 20, Fred, 19, Mary E., 17, Minie B., 15, Eddie Bell, 13, Petcandy, 11, Nora Lee, 9, Alice, 7, Lula Mae, 4, and Redman Jr., 1.

On 29 November 1923, Thomas Barnes, 21, son of Wiley and Sarah Barnes, married Minnie Belle Barnes, 19, daughter of Redmond and Jenette Barnes, at Redmond Barnes’ house in Stantonsburg. Methodist minister J.F. Ward performed the ceremony in the presence of O.M. Ellis of Wilson and Willie Ellis and Isaac Winstead of Stantonsburg.

In the 1930 census of Stantonsburg, Wilson County: on Railroad Street, rented for $8/month, farm laborer Thomas Barnes, 23; wife Minnie, 22; and children Daisy B., 5, Thomas, 3, Ruby M., 2, and Jeanette, 10 months.

In the 1940 census of Stantonsburg, Wilson County: farmer Thomas Barnes, 34; wife Minnie, 33; and children Daisie B., 15, Thomas Jr., 13, Ruby M., 11, Jeannette, 9, Inez, 7, Robert, 5, Sammy, 3, Moses, 2, and Minnie Mae, 2 months.

In 1940, Thomas Barnes registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 27 February 1905 in Wilson County; lived at Route 1, Stantonsburg; his contact was wife Mrs. Minnie Barnes; and worked for Lonnie Harrell, Stantonsburg.

Minnie B. Barnes died 14 December 1985.

Photograph courtesy of Ancestry.com user Jerry Smith.

Snaps, no. 64: Gertrude Creech Jones.

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Gertrude C. Jones with daughter Dorothy (1946).

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In the 1920 census of Springhill township, Wilson County: on New Wilson and Raleigh Road, farmer Right Creech, 48; wife Sallie, 37; and children Willie, 19, James O., 17, Maomie, 18, Luther, 14, Lillie May, 11, Alex, 9, Elizabeth, 8, Beulah, 6, Gertrude, 3, and David, 1.

In the 1930 census of Springhill township, Wilson County: farmer Wright Creech, 56; wife Sallie A., 47; and children Lillie M., 22, Elex, 20, Elizabeth, 18, Gertrude, 13, David, 11, Sallie, 8, Genava, 6, Addie L., 3.

On 4 January 1936, Paul Jones, 21, of Route 1, Lucama, son of Thomas A. and Ida Jones, married Gertrude Creech, 21, of Wilson, daughter of Wright and Sally Creech, at the Courthouse in Smithfield, Johnston County. George Allen and Lillie Creech witnessed.

In the 1940 census of Crossroads township, Wilson County: Paul Jones, 25; wife Gertrude, 23, and children Johnnie H., 3, and Paul J., 1.

In 1940, Paul Henderson Jones registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 5 July 1914 in Wilson County; resided at Route #1, Lucama; was married to Gertrude Jones; and was unemployed.

Paul Henderson Jones Sr. died 30 July 1983 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 5 July 1914 in Wilson County to Thomas Jones and Ida Bagley; resided at 609 Dew Street, Wilson; and was married to Gertrude Creech Jones.

Gertrude Creech Jones died 12 October 2000 in Wilson.

Thanks to Edith Jones Garnett for sharing this photo of her mother.

Snaps, no. 60: Connie Freeman Banks.

The identity of this woman is unknown, though she appears to be standing in front one of O. Nestus Freeman‘s stone-clad buildings. The photograph is found in the O.N. Freeman Family Collection, and a copy is displayed in the Round House and Museum.

[Update, 11 February 2020: Many thanks to Lossie Freeman for identifying this young woman as Connie Frances Freeman Banks, daughter of O. Nestus and Willie Hendley Freeman.]

Snaps, no. 59: unidentified group.

The photograph is found in the O.N. Freeman Family Collection, and a copy is displayed in the Round House and Museum. It is clearly taken outside a school building, or perhaps a church, but is otherwise anonymous. (If it’s a school, it may be Wilbanks School, to which the Freemans commuted to teach first grade. The school, which was located in the Bridgersville community in eastern Wilson County, was not a Rosenwald facility.)

Snaps, no. 58: Artelia Spells Buchanan.

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Artelia Spells Buchanan, at left.

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In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 619 Lincoln Street, fertilizer plant laborer James Pender, 45; wife Lillie, 29; and children Artesia, 12, Mosses, 10, Ometa, 8, Farro M., 4, and Isaac, 1.

On 11 August 1937, Artelia Spell, 19, of Wilson County, daughter of Ervin and Lillie Spell, married James Buchanan, 22, of Wilson County, son of James Luther and Annie Lee Buchanan, in Nash County. George Vick applied for the license.

In 1940, James Hardy Buchanan registered for the World War II draft in Wilson. Per his draft card, he was born 25 September 1915 in Rennent, North Carolina; his contact was Mrs. Artelia Buchanan; he resided at 1002 Wainwright Avenue, Wilson; and he worked for R.E, Quinn & Co., Goldsboro Street, Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user kmiles65.

 

Snaps, no. 56: John Parks.

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John Parks (1889-1958), in 1955.

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Clyde Parks died 1 August 1916. Per his death certificate, he was born 1 March 1915 in Wilson County to John Parks and Emma Barbour.

In 1917, John Parks registered for the World War I draft in Wilson. Per his registration card, he was born 15 September 1890 in Wilson; lived at 613 Walnut Street; and worked as a laborer for R.P. Watson.

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 404 Walnut Street, John Parks, 28, tobacco factory worker; wife Emeline, 26; children Beatrice, 7, John Jr., 6, Ida, 3, and Mark, 1.

Chas. Aster Parks died 23 January 1921 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 22 February 1920 in Wilson to John Parks and Emeline Babbitt and lived at 405 Walnut.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 405 Mercer, owned, John Parks, 59; wife Emeline H., 32; and children Beatrice, 17, John H., 16, Ida D., 13, Helen G., 7, Douglas R., 5, and Mark A., 11.

Emmaline Parks died 5 March 1938 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born in August 1898 in Clayton, North Carolina, to Mark Bobbitt and Dora Arrey [Avery]; worked as a laborer; and was married. John Parks was informant.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 405 Walnut, redrying tobacco factory laborer John Parks, 49, widower; and children Beatrice, 27, John Henry, 26, redrying tobacco factory laborer, Ida Doretha, 22, Mark Alexander, 21, odd jobs laborer, Helen Gray, 17, and Douglas Wright, 15; and Fred jr., 9, Vivian Lavonne, 8, and George Randolph Woods, 4.

Mark Alexander Parks registered for the World War II draft in 1940. Per his registration card, he was born 30 May 1918 in Wilson; resided at 405 East Walnut; his contact was father John Parks; and he worked for Southern Tobacco Company, South Tarboro Street.

On 4 November 1943, John Parks, 53, son of Ben and Ida Parks, married Maggie Rogers, 43, daughter of Philip and Martha Williams, in Wilson. Baptist minister Charles T. Jones performed the service at 412 North Vick Street in the presence of Charlie Pender, Beatrice Pender and Ruth J. Brown.

John Parks drafted his last will and testament on 11 January 1952. In it, he left all his personal property to be shared evenly among his children John H. Parks, Mark A. Parks, Douglas W. Parks, Beatrice P. Parks, Ida P. Hinnant, and Helen Fleming Parks and his real property to be shared equally by his children subject to use by his wife until she died or remarried.

Johnnie Parks died 12 January 1958 at his home at 405 East Walnut Street, Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 15 September 1889 in Wilson County to Ben Parks and Ida Davis; was married to Maggie Parks; and worked as a laborer for R.P. Watson Tobacco Company.

John Henry Parks died 23 February 1963 at Mercy Hospital. Per his death certificate, he was born 5 November 1913 in Wilson to Johnnie Parks and Maggie [unknown]; and lived at 507 North Carroll Street. Informant was Margaret Parks.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry user Barbette46.