Updated March 16, 2012.
MinieBalls prove Currituck Mystery.
Newspaper unknown. About
March 14, 2012. A Tomato-Catsup Farm
Times, Greensboro (October 20, 1860)
The soil and farms upon Knotts Island are rather stiff and very
prolific in the culture of corn and marketable vegetables. For the
first time, we saw upon this Island a Tomato-Catsup plantation where
the tenant cultivates tomatoes entirely, and stills them into Catsup,
which he sells and ships by the barrel, as the people of Edgecombe and
Nash do their “apple jack.”
March 16, 2012. From Brenda Twiford.
Elizabeth City The
Friday, February 26, 1909; pg. 5
KNOTT'S ISLAND NOTES - Arthur WATERMAN and Miss Mamie CAPPS, the
beautiful daughter of C.S. CAPPS of our island, were married at her
home the 3rd day of February. May this young couple have a long and
happy life in store for them.
Tuesday, February 18, 1902; pg. 1
KNOTT'S ISLAND - Mrs. Lydia BEASLEY, the wife of Wm. Johnson BEASLEY,
was buried Sunday. She was a good woman and died in the full triumphs
of the Christian faith. In the death of this good sister, the husband
lost a loving companion and the only child, a son, lost a darling
Friday, Febuary 6, 1903; pg. 5
KNOTS [sic] ISLAND - Last Friday while Leonard ARKERSON was in the act
of making sail on his gunning boat, his gun fired, the load taking
effect in his back and making a dreadful wound. Dr. MASON was called to
see him and dressed the wound.
Mrs. J. Upton WATERFIELD is very ill at her home on Bay Avenue
Mr. Wm. J. BEASLEY met with a sad accident last Monday, having cut one
of his thumbs off.
Last Friday seemed to be a day of accidents. Mr. Griffin WATERFIELD and
Mr. S.P. COOPER came very near being drowned by their boat being
capsized. Help came in time to save the drowning men.
Friday, Febuary 13, 1903; pg. 4
KNOTS [sic] ISLAND - On the 7th inst. J.E. ANSELL was married to Miss
Maggie, the accomplished daughter of Mrs. Carolina WATERMAN.
Friday, June 26, 1903; pg. 6
KNOTTS ISLAND - Thursday evening at the home of the bride, Miss Annie
SIMPSON and Mr. Walter CAPPS were made one by Justice BOWDEN.
Miss Mabel BOWDEN and Mr. SAUNDERS were made man and wife by Judge
BOWDEN Sunday night. They left immediately for their future home in
Princess Anne County, Va.
Friday, December 4, 1903; pg. 1
Knott's Island Correspondence - MARRIAGE AT KNOTT'S ISLAND - Mr. Walter
F. ANSELL of the firm of W.E. Bonney & Co., and Miss Agnes C.
BONNEY, the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Mr. Ferdinand
BONNEY, JR., of the firm of Bonney & Ansell, were recently married
at the county seat by Justice E.R. JOHNSON.
The Landmark (Statesville, NC) - Tuesday, January 12, 1897; pg. 1
THE DUCK INDUSTRY IN CURRITUCK - Raleigh News and Observer, 6th -- Mr.
W.H. GALLUP, Democratic member of the House from Currituck County, who
arrived yesterday, says that there are more ducks in Currituck sound
than have been known in twenty years. There are about fifty batteries
on the sound, and already this season it is estimated that about 75,000
ducks have been killed, and they have netted the people of Currituck
county in the neighborhood of $50,000. A party from the North have been
shooting at the club houses they own. There are six club houses built
by Northern companies in Currituck, and the owners have been having
much sport, although gunning in the marshes has not been very good. If
the season continues, good citizens of Currituck will make $100,000 on
ducks this season. The ducks are mainly shipped North, and at the
market in Currituck they sell for from 50 cents to $1 each. They are
generally sold by the pair. "I hated very much to leave such fine sport
to come to the Legislature," said Mr. GALLUP.
Mr. Bailey O'NEAL and family, of Elizabeth City, have move in our town.
We welcome them to our midst.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC) - March 20, 1920; pg. 3
LIEUT. COL. ANSELL'S FATHER DEAD - Elizabeth City, N.C., March 19 -
Henry B. ANSELL, father of Lieut. Col. Samuel T. ANSELL, died at his
home at Barco, Currituck County, last night. Funeral arrangements have
not been made awaiting the arrival of Col. ANSELL from Washington.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC) - July 16, 1926; pg. 2
MAN ADRIFT IN BOAT IS SOUGHT AS SLAYER - Norfolk, Va., July 15 - Adrift
somewhere in Back Bay or Currituck Sound in a skiff, George WATERFIELD,
sought as the slayer of pretty Bertha ANSELL, 17, belle of Knotts
Island, is eluding a posse and half a dozen bloodhounds bent on
capturing him. WATERFIELD, it is alleged, killed Miss ANSELL and
seriously wounded William M. TATEM, her escort, on a lonely road near
Knotts Island Tuesday night and then escaped. He is armed with a
shotgun and a pistol and has plenty of ammunition. Most of the
inhabitants of Knotts Island have not been asleep since the shooting,
many believing WATERFIELD might return and slay others. Fred WILKINS, a
resident of the island, says WATERFIELD told him there were at least
two other he wanted to kill before he is taken prisoner. The island
shores are being patrolled by armed men, while others are in motor
boats and skiffs seeking the fugitive. It is charged that WATERFIELD
killed the girl because of a grudge he had against her father. The men
had a quarrel and WATERFIELD is alleged to have sworn he would "get
even" with ANSELL.
Friday - September 19, 1919; pg. 2
CURRITUCK NOTES - Cupid is getting gay in these parts. Mr. Jessie
SIMPSON of Knotts Island and Mrs. Annie SMITH of Currituck were married
Mr. Wm. W. WARD and Miss Lorina HADGES of Norfolk were married Saturday
by Rev. T.J. FOLGER at Moyock.
Mr. Edward JOYNER of Dendron, Va. and Miss Pocahontas L. LANE of
Wakefield, Va. were also united in wedlock by Mr. FOLGER.
Friday - November 14, 1919; pg. 3KNOTT'S ISLAND NOTES - Walter T.
CAPPS, formerly of Knott's Island, died of tuberculosis Monday,
November 3 at his home in Norfolk. A widow and two children survive
him. He had been ill for several months and his death came not
Friday - March 26, 1920; pg. 16
HENRY B. ANSELL DEAD - Currituck County lost one of its oldest and best
known citizens last week in the death of Henry B. ANSELL, age 88 years,
at his home at Barco. His death followed an attack of influenza. Mr.
ANSELL was a native of Currituck County, born on Knotts Island, and had
lived in Currituck all his life. In his earlier days he was a
prominent, influential and active figure in the county's affairs and
served as Clerk of Superior Court on his county for several years. He
is survived by his wife and several children including the
distinguished Lt. Colonel Samuel T. ANSELL of Washington, D.C.
Friday - March 31, 1922; pg. 5
KNOTTS ISLAND NEWS - The home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin WILLIAMS at Knotts
Island was the scene of a quiet but pretty wedding Wednesday afternoon
when their daughter, Ruby Christian WILLIAMS, and Amos WATERFIELD, son
of J. Upton WATERFIELD of Woodleigh, were married.