Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Newspaper Tidbits: Periodicals Outside of PWCo


Richmond Planet – August 9, 1890

Rev. M. D. Williams of Manassas, Va. Writes:

            Manassas, Va., July 29, 1890.

Editor of the Planet:
            We are raising funds to beautify our house of worship here.  On Sunday last Rev. Rice, of Alexandria, and Rev. W. Harris were with us, collections raised amounted to $31.33 cents.  The North Virginia Baptist Association meets in Middleburg, Loudon county, Va., on the 20th of August.
            I preached the funeral of Miss Kate Fletcher daughter of Brother Frank Fletcher, Thoroughfare Station, Prince William County.  She departed this life on the 20th of July, in her 20th year. She died a Christian.
            Yours:  M. D. Williams


Roanoke Daily Times – September 20, 1896

VIRGINIA BREVITIES.  A pretty wedding was solemnized at Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Manassas Wednesday.  The parties were John S. Wilson, prominent merchant of Paris, Fauquier county, and Miss Maud E., daughter of the late Judge Aylett Nicol, of the county court of Prince William county, and sister of Judge Charles E. Nicol.


The Free Lance (Fredericksburg, VA) – December 29, 1900

Mr. Andrew J. Davis formerly of Prince William county, died in Washington last week at an advanced age.  His remains were taken to Brentsville for interment.


The Richmond Dispatch – April 21, 1901

Eppa Hunton, Jr., who has been nominated for the convention by the Democrats of Fauquier, is a son of General Eppa Hunton and Lucy Wier Hunton, and was born at Brentsville, Prince William county, April 14, 1855.  He was prepared for the University of Virginia at the Bellevue High School, Bedford county, and entered the University in the autumn of 1873, and received his diploma in the law department in 1877.  Soon after graduation the young attorney located at Warrenton, and has there diligently devoted himself to his profession ever since, achieving advancement therein.  He has never sought nor held political office, with the exception of a term in the Legislature, 1893-'94, to which he was elected by the Democrats of Fauquier and Loudoun counties.  His nomination for the convention was practically without opposition.


The St. Paul Globe (Minnesota) – June 10, 1902

A letter of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, dated Headquarters A. N. Va., Jan 31, 1863 and complimenting "Sergeant Mickler and his party" for gallantry "in a skirmish in the streets of Brentsville on the 9th inst." Sold for $5.


The Colored American (Washington, DC) – September 20, 1902

Miss Estelle V. Hedgeman, of Brentsville, Va., has returned home after spending a few days in the city with friends.  She will shortly resume her residence here.  Miss Hedgeman was formerly employed in the Census, and is the owner of a farm near Brentsville.

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