Peninsula Enterprise, November 15, 1884


Fields -- Crops - Corn

Seven barrels of pop corn, consigned to Rice & Holway, Boston, by Mr. John R. Floyd, Belle Haven, last week, sold for $53.06.


Transportation -- Railroad - Other

A valuable cow of Mr. John W. Coard was run over and killed near Metompkin station, by the train bound North last Tuesday.


Moral -- Murder

Judge Booker of Hampton overruled last Monday the motion for a new trial in the case of Dr. Jas. D. Pitts, convicted of murder in the second degree for killing Dr. Littleton T. Walter on Tangier Island, this county, May 17, 1884, and sentenced the prisoner to eighteen years in the penitentiary. Dr. Pitts was convicted September 15, when the jury fixed the punishment at eighteen years in the penitentiary. Counsel for the defense made a motion at that time to suspend sentence, and gave notice of a motion to set aside the verdict. The defense asked for a stay of execution for sixty days to take the case to a higher court. On receiving his sentence the prisoner had nothing to say.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial construction

Accomac C. H.

Large and handsome stables, &c., are now being built by Mr. Fred Waddy, under the supervision of Mr. G. Welly Coard, and will be ready for occupancy by next court day.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : SeasideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Re-immersionSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : Diseases and parasites


Messrs. L. C. Lewis and C. O. Dishrou are making extensive preparations for fattening the bivalves.

According to reliable authority, "the entire eastern side of our oyster planting ground is touched with green," a fact that will entail heavy loss on our planters.

Northampton County.

Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateInfrastructure -- Public : Churches

Transfers of real estate in Northampton.

Richard T. Ames and wife to James B. Brittingham, half acre of land near Bethel church in Occohannock Neck, $110.00.

William S. Stockley to Charles H. Crumb, one acre of land at Sunnyside, $100.

Nathan F. Cobb and wife and als to Samuel L. Matthews, trustees of Methodist church recently built on Cobb's Island -- gift.


Transportation -- Water - SailboatsInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


The potato boats of this place have been hauled off, and will soon go into the oyster trade.

The Baptists contemplate improvements at a very early day, and last but not least, the Episcopal church is nearly completed, and when finished will be the prettiest church on the Shore.

Church improvement seems to be the order of the day here. The M. E. Church South is just finished. The members of the M. E. Church are refitting their church, and among other things have built a steeple.

The M. E. Church, South of this place was dedicated on Sunday Nov. 9th by Rev. W. W. Walker. The church, large as it is, was full to overflowing, and numbers were turned away for want of room. After morning preaching an effort was made to raise enough money to pay the indebtedness of the church. About $900 was raised, leaving about $900 yet to be paid. In the afternoon there was a mass meeting of Sunday school children and a jug-breaking. Miss Sallie T. Ashby received the first prize, which was offered to the one who collected the largest amount of money in his or her jug. Every child that had a jug received a prize of greater or less value according to the amount collected. All things considered, it was a big day for the Methodists.


Infrastructure -- Commercial - Grist millsForests -- SawmillsForests -- Forest products - LumberProfessionals -- BuildersLaborers -- ConstructionTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders


Messrs. H. T. White and W. H. Copes will soon place on the road near the latters place a large grist and planing mill. This will be a great convenience to the people in this section. Heretofore parties having lumber to plane, had to go to Pocomoke City.

John H. Hargis, who has been building houses for parties living in nearly every section of the county, has returned home for the winter.

Our Tom Savage is at present doing the mason work on Hon. George T. Garrison's house, Accomac C. H. Tom is a good workman, consequently has more work than he can do.

The Masonic Fraternity will soon commence the erection at this place, of a large and commodious hall. The lower floor will be used as a store, and the second floor will be headquarters for riding goats.

Real Estate Transfers.

Infrastructure -- Commercial - Real estateTransportation -- Railroad - ConstructionInfrastructure -- Public : Churches

Transfers of real estate recorded in clerk's office from Oct. 25 to Nov. 12.

Benjamin F. Parkes and wife to N. Y., Phila. and Norfolk R.R. Co., ___ acres at Metompkin station, gift.

Benjamin Mears and wife to same ___ acres at Pungoteague station, gift.

C. O. Dishrow, &c., to Elizabeth Russell, 17,040 square feet on Chincoteague Island; $500.

Thomas H. Bayly Browne, special commissioner, to N. Y., P. & N. R.R. Co., ___ acres sold by Geo. Bloxom in his lifetime in Metompkin district.

William Shreaves and wife, &c., to Thaddeus Shreaves, ___ acres near Hunting Creek; $40.

Same to Augustus Shreaves, ___ acres near same; $40.

Same to Tully Shreaves, ___ acres near same; $40.

James H. Evans and wife, &c., to Hester Reeve, 55 acres near Wattsville; $380.

William H. Crockett and wife to Wm. Evans, 2 acres near Deep Creek, $100.

J. W. G. Blackstone, &c., special commissioner, to John Henderson, 85 acres on Nandua Creek; $2,800.

John J. Gunter, &c., special commissioners, to George Killman, ___ acres at Onancock; $1,015.

George Corbin and wife to Samuel E. Taylor, 6 acres in Metompkin district; $25.

Isaac K. Marshall and wife to Wm. H. Hart, one acre in same; $30.

N. W. Nock and wife to George Gillespie, &c., trustees, 3-4 of an acre (Bethel Church ground;) $75.

Robert Marshall and wife to Rachel Marshall one acre at Saxe's Island; $1.

William T. Bell and wife to Edward Mears, 18 acres near Guilford; $300.

Elvy Jeffrys and wife to Sarah Melvin, 1-2 acre on Chincoteague Island; $75.

Traney Thornton to Sarah Reed, 1-4 acre on Chincoteague Island.

John Melson and wife to John Hart, ___ acres on Chesconnessex Creek; $500.

Francis Kellam and wife to John and Douglas Trower, one acre at Head of Bradford's Neck; $650.

Wm. Waterfield and wife to Joshua Thomas, an undivided 1-5 interest in 206 acres near Bobtown; $1,500.

Peter Myers and wife to Solomon T. Johnson, ___ acres at Horntown; $500.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
November 15, 1884