Hargrove, Peyton G.


Mr. Peyton G. Hargrove, of Edgecombe county, died at the A. & M. College on yesterday morning between twelve and one o’clock, from the effects of a congestive chill.  Mr. Hargrove had for some weeks been a great sufferer from malaria at his home near Tarboro, and came up to Raleigh some days ago to enter the college for the fourth time, with the expectation of completing his course next June.  Before he had time, however, to fairly begin his intended work, he was attacked by the fatal chill which after three days ended his life.  Mr. Hargrove was distinguished for his amiable and unselfish disposition, and was greatly beloved by his fellow students, of whom nearly one hundred and forty followed his remains to the Union Depot.  A special escort of eight students bore him to his home on the Tar River, where by sad coincidence, two other members of his family almost at the same time with himself suffered similar attacks, and are now lying dangerously ill.   


Transcription from the newspaper, News-Observer-Chronicle, Raleigh, North Carolina, 22 September 1893, found on the website, Chronicling America (, accessed 12 June 2021.   


Hart, S. L.


After an illness of a few days, Mr. S. L. Hart of this county, died this morning at his home near Tarboro.  Though not confined to his bed long, yet he has never fully recovered from an attack of pneumonia while in Raleigh last winter.  Mr. Hart was Assistant Inspector General of the State Guard, and a member of the last General Assembly from Edgecombe.  He was an active member of the Odd Fellows of this place. 

Mr. Hart was universally esteemed in our county, and received a most flattering vote at the last election.  He has been for years identified with the State militia, and was chairman of the Military Committee of the Legislature.  It was mainly due to his efforts that the State Guard received the large appropriation from the Legislature for its support.

He was also a member of the committee appointed by the Legislature to select plans for the Vance monument and to choose a place for its location.

He was at one time captain of the Rocky Mount company, and for a long time a member of the Edgecombe Guards.

His funeral takes place today.  The remains will be taken to Rocky Mount and interred in the cemetery at that place.  The Odd Fellows Lodge from this place will attend the funeral; also the Edgecombe Guards.

Mr. Hart leaves a wife and several children.  He was a clever courteous gentleman, a valuable citizen, and a kind loving husband.  He will be greatly missed by all.


Transcription from the newspaper, The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, 16 December 1899, found on the website, Chronicling America (, accessed 15 February 2021.


Hart, Virginia Clark


DIED, Near Tarboro, September 5th, VIRGINIA CLARK, infant daughter of Almon and Susan V. Hart, aged 10 months and 8 days.


Transcription from the newspaper, The Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, North Carolina, 14 September 1871, found on the website, Chronicling America (, accessed 12 February 2021.


Hill, John Burwell


John Burwell Hill, a member of Company C, Eighth Regiment North Carolina troops, died Sunday at his home in Edgecombe county, aged sixty-nine years.


Transcription from the newspaper, Goldsboro Semi-Weekly Argus, Goldsboro, North Carolina, 28 August 1909, found on the website, Chronicling America (, accessed 14 March 2021.


Howard, John Henry


DIED, In this county, on the 6th inst., John Henry, infant son of James M. and Eliza Howard, aged 2 months and 7 days.


Excerpt from the newspaper, Tarboro Press, Tarboro, North Carolina, 24 August 1850, found on the website, Chronicling America (, accessed 12 February 2021.

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