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.”


December 1898 Marriages

Kinston Free Press – 2 Jan 1899


  • Bishop Chancey and Katie Harper
  • Daniel Brinson and Julia Whaley
  • I.J. Broados and Mollie White
  • J.N. Bryant and Ida May Turnage
  • James Cauley and Kate Thomas
  • B.Goodman and Alice E. Sutton
  • R.D. Hart and Sue Herring
  • John Jenkins and Penny Jenkins
  • Wm. Jones and Anges Dale
  • B.F. Jones and Ellen Rebecca Moore
  • J.P. Murphy and Ella Howard
  • Matthew H. Smith and Sarah H. Smith
  • R.B. Morgan and Nannie Allen
  • Benj. Sullivan and Claude Arthur
  • John I. Sutton and Cora L. Fields
  • C.H. Smith and Myrtle Marquette
  • Daniel Potter and Sarah E. Nunn
  • D.R. Phillips and Clara Turnage
  • W.N. Rouse and Clemmie L. Smith


  • Henry Albritton and Sarah Sutton
  • Guilford Bell and Victoria Becks
  • William Bess and Virginia Dawson
  • Will Blount and Rena Suggs
  • Geo. W. Best and Hattie Miller
  • Lewis Chadwick and Sue Wilson
  • Henry Daughtery and Rozella Rhem
  • Henry Gardner and Winnie Davis
  • C.S. Harper and Matilda Wayne
  • Manuel Hill and Julia Moseley
  • John Hargett and Percilla Brown
  • Joshua Isler and Charity Coleman
  • Joe James and Lizzie Outlaw
  • I.F. Lane and Jane Fields
  • James Lovitt and Louise Daughtery
  • John Lee and Hannah Johnson
  • Zebedee Nunn and Bertha Harrison
  • J.F. Noble and Alice Plummer
  • Herbert Soloman and Bessie Dunn
  • Atlas Outlaw and Ora Cople
  • Sam Sutton and Mariah Gardner

Township Tuesday: Hookerton (22 Dec 1898)

Kinston Free Press
23 Dec 1898

Hookerton Items

  • Mr. F.A. MOSELEY went to Greenville Sunday.
  • Mrs. D.H. DIXON returned Friday from visiting at Newbern.
  • Mr. D.W. CLARK visited in Kinston last Monday and Tuesday.
  • Mess. T.M. and Will HOOKER, of Greenville, came Sunday and returned Monday.
  • Dr. T.M. JORDAN and Mr. Ike PRIDGEN went to Raleigh Monday and returned Tuesday. 
  • Mrs. J.W. BROWN, of Greenvile, came Sunday to visit friends and relatives for several days.
  • Miss Julia TAYLOR and brother Mr. C.H., went to LaGrange Thursday to visit for a few days.
  • Mr. John D. GRIMSLEY, who lives about six miles from here, lost his gin house and twelve bales of cotton by fire Saturday morning about 4 o’clock.  Origin of the fire unknown.