Many people know or might have known someone regarded and described as ancient. These ancient people are often centenarians. Pitt County has had many and its senior citizens have done some remarkable things. In 1794, William Taylor, age 114, died. Mrs. Frances Jenkins, age 108, died in 1830 and Elizabeth Moore, age 101, died in 1833. A certain Mr. Charles Harris, died in 1860 at 122 years of age. Blaney Baker, age 114, died in 1890. Fred Venters, a black man, was age 105 in 1911. In 1915, two of the oldest twins, James Berry and John Harry Whitehurst, age 77, Civil War veterans, lived at Bethel. There have also been some rather unusual marriages by older people. Some residents have given rise to large families. Jesse Abraham Stocks had 23 children, Reuben C. Bland had 34 children, and Alex Ogman, a ninety-year-old black man in 1940, was living with his nineteenth wife (she was only eighteen) and had forty living children.