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The Robesonian Newspaper

The Robesonian Aug 20 1873 Lumberton NC

" A man by the name of Joseph Hinson familiarly known as Fighting Joe, the mail carrier between Wadesboro and Salisbury, was found dead in his buddy on Thursday last. The horse went up to a gentleman's gate on the route and stopped, when some of the family went out to the buggy and discovered Hinson lying on the seat dead. He was about 30 or 35 years old andwhen last seen alive appeared to be in robust health. His home was in Montgomery County."

The Robesonian Feb 3, 1897

" Seminole War Captain. Capt. Haley T. Blocker, a captain in the Seminole war, died at Tuscaloosa, Florida. He was born in Endgefield District, SC April 2, 1818 and moved to Florida about the year of 1869. He was also a captain in the Confederate Army."

The Robesonian February 10 1897

"Mountain Murders. Terrible Triangular Fight with Knives and Pistols. A horrible tragedy was enacted in Polk County North Carolina a few miles above Spartanburg Monday night about 11 o clock says the Columbia State. Will and Joe Gunnell, two alledged moonshiners were cut and shot to death by a man named Jenkins, while Jenkins lies mortally wounded. The facts of the killing as near as could be obtained are as follows: Will Gunnell and Jenkins became involved in a difficulty Saturday night in which Gunnell was considerably worsted."

Robeson County Genealogy Records


Robeson County Court House Robeson County was formed in 1787 from part of Bladen County. It was named in honor of Colonel Thomas Robeson of Tar Heel, North Carolina, a hero of the Revolutionary War. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a historically Native American college started as a normal school, is located in the county. The county seat is Lumberton, North Carolina.

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  • List of Miscellaneous Records at North Carolina State Archives 1817 to 1939


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