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23481
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William H. Atkinson was born to former slave parents on May 15, 1867, in a log cabin with a dirt floor near Handy Corner, Edgecombe County, NC. He lived in Pitt County around the turn of the century worked for Jeff Fountain on the steamboat, \"Lillian.\" Atkinson worked on the steamboat Shiloh at Centre Bluff Landing near Bruce, Pitt County. Atkinson died on March 23, 1973, at the age of 106.
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22916
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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.
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31755
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John Allen, age 104 in 1876, was born on Oct. 9, 1771 at sea when his parents were coming from England to America. He left his home near Greenville, NC and walked for a year to Huntington, WV.
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31769
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John E. C. Godley, who claimed to be 104 years old on June 6, 1902. He claimed to be a veteran of the War of 1812-15, the Seminole War in Florida, the Mexican War and the Civil War. He had been married twice and had five children. He was a root and herb doctor who made wonderful soap.
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31797
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In Sept. 1898, Fane Tucker, a negro pauper woman, died aged 117 years of age. She was one year older than her mistress, Mrs. Sara Tucker, who died in 1873, aged ninety-one. Lem Teel, Fane’s brother who is in the poor house, is about 100 years old.
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31860
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In Feb. 1891, David McKinney (1788-1891) died in the Pitt County Home, lacking only three months of being 107 years old.
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31936
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An abstract of Revolutionary War service of Loderick Teel , b. Oct. 7, 1754 in Pitt County; his 1850 listing in Alabama and a mention of him in Coosa Co., AL from 1853.
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32150
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According to articles in 1942, Della Parker, b. 1841, was a slave owned by Joe Laughinghouse of Pitt County, NC. Her sister, Lucy Thompson, b. 1839 in Africa, lived in Pamlico Co., NC.
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32301
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This small feature article about Annice Gorham Wilson, a former slave appeared in April 1938 and she died later that same month.
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32414
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Mrs. Dempsey Gardner died at age 95 and her husband, Dempsey Gardner, died at age 104.