Kinston Peanut Company

Advertisement of the Kinston Peanut Company from the October 7, 1905 issue of the Kinston Free Press.  Proprietors are  T.B. Brown & Son.

The T.B. Brown mentioned in the ad appears to be Thomas Bradley Brown (December 25, 1850 – September 1, 1920).  Thomas has different occupations listed on each census record – in 1900 his occupation seems to be “barkeeper,” in 1910 & 1920  he’s a grocery store merchant.  His death certificate lists “merchant.”



2 thoughts on “Kinston Peanut Company

  1. I believe Thomas was my great grandfather. I am doing some family tree searching, which has led me here. My father’s family were from Kinston. His father, Albert Clifton Brown, Sr was the son of a Thomas Bradley Brown. And I remember my father talking about the store that his father owned. I wish I had a picture of him to post.

    Mary Brown Miller
    Hampstead, NC

    • Hi Mary – how great! This probably is your great-grandfather :-). I’ll take a look and see if I have any other information about your family.


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