stabbing

Stabbed while asleep.

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Wilson News, 20 July 1899.

Another version:

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Wilson Daily Times, 21 July 1899.

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  • Warren Barnes — probably, in the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Warren Barnes, 50, ditcher; wife Agnes, 38, “stimmer”; and children Addie, 18, Willie, 17, and Jinnet, 11. Warren Barnes died 10 January 1918 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was about 70 years old; married; worked in a tobacco factory; and was born in Wilson County to Dink Barnes and Judia Barnes. Agnes Barnes was informant.
  • Mrs. Warren Barnes — Agnes Barnes died 21 March 1934 at Mercy Hospital, Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was 62 years old; was born in Edgecombe County to Agnes Powell; and was the widow of Warren Barnes. Addie Lee of 204 Pettigrew Street was informant.
  • Claude Jones

 

Lewis Battle recovers.

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Wilson Advance, 12 October 1883.

One hundred thirty-three years ago today, the Wilson Advance approvingly commented on the recuperation of Lewis Battle, a worthy colored man. Battle was a house servant of Alpheus Branch, who founded Branch Banking & Trust Company (now BB&T) in Wilson in 1887.

The fight had taken place a week earlier:

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Wilson Advance, 5 October 1883.

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In the 1880 census of Town of Wilson, Wilson County: in the household of white merchant Alpheus Branch, 37, servants Louis Battle, 34, and Elias Taylor, 11.

On 2 October 1884, Lewis Battle, 35, married Jomima Terry, 23, at Samuel Williams‘ in Wilson. Methodist minister P.W. Howard performed the ceremony before John Thompson, H.P. Best and Edward Parish.

In the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Louis Battle, 52, driver, and wife Joemima, 31, washer.