Peninsula Enterprise, October 11, 1883



Quite a romantic marriage occurred in Matchapungo creek, last Wednesday, October 3rd. Rev. Mr. Humphreys had started fishing and met Mr. J. W. Doughty and Miss Amanda Hooten, both of Hog Island, who were on their way to see him. The boats were anchored and there on the placid waters of Matchapungo, the happy pair were made man and wife. After which they returned to their home with a fair wind and tide.


Infrastructure -- Public : Schools

Accomac C. H.

The graded school at this place opened last Monday with 39 scholars, and Mr. Otho Mears, principal, states the deportment of the scholars on that day was all he could wish it to be.


Infrastructure -- Public : SchoolsTransportation -- Road - MaintenanceWeather -- Northeast storms


All the private schools have opened, including one by Miss M. West, with an average attendance of pupils.

Chincoteague is to have a new public road shortly; some needed repairs were made to the old one last week.

The heavy storms and rains prevailing along the coast during the past week cast a damper over the business of the island.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Residential construction


Mr. Frank Bond is building a two-story dwelling.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideProfessionals -- Seafood dealersInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Mr. James Marshall is buying oysters in Messongo Creek for Capt. Henry Hall, and Mr. James A. Hall and Capt. Floyd Terry are buying, on the same creek, for Capt. Louis Thomas and Mr. Cornelius Taylor. The oysters are said to be very fat and oystermen are getting good prices for them.

The members of the M. E. Church South, are making a very strong effort to erect a church in Freeschool Neck, south of Pocomoke schoolhouse. The ground, for its location, has been given by Capt. Thomas Stant and Mr. John Sparrow, and $700 have been raised for that purpose. Capt. Henry Hall has given a piece of land to the Baptists, on which they will try to build a church. They have appointed persons to solicit funds, who are meeting with considerable success. Both churches will be situated on the same road, within three hundred yards of each other.


Transportation -- Water - SailboatsSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideInfrastructure -- Commercial - Residential constructionFields -- Livestock - Diseases and pests

Muddy Creek.

Capt. Edward T. Summers, arrived home last Sunday with a handsome sloop, "Expert," recently purchased on Long Island for $1,000.

Most of the oyster boats in this locality are now engaged in dredging in the Potomac.

Capt. Ben Young is enlarging the dwelling on his premises by an additional room.

Two valuable horses in this locality have died recently, and others are sick with what is known as the "blind staggers."


Moral -- Other


On Saturday last, a slight altercation occurred a short distance above this place, between John Onley and Thomas Bundick, of Geo. H. In the first round Onley got in his right on Bundick's head; and broke his (B's) leg -- Can Sullivan beat this? Time, place and stakes at his option.

Transfers of Real Estate.

Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estate

The following transfers of real estate have been recorded in the clerk's office during the week ending Oct. 10th, 1883:

Geo. W. Powell & wife to Edward T. Heath, a 1-2 acre at Powelton; $200.

Upshur B. Quinby, special commissioner, to the heirs-at-law of Margaret L. Adair, deceased, the "Joynes Lot," 1-2 of an acre, and the "Ice House Lot," 19 acres, at Accomac C. H.; $2505.

Upshur B. Quinby, special commissioner, to Shepard S. Kellam, 110 acres near Middlesex; $1560.

Wm. Gardner, Sr., and wife, to John L. Gardner, 28.89 acres cleared land, and 9 1-10 acres of woodland near Savageville; $1000.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 11, 1883