Peninsula Enterprise, October 16, 1886



Jno. McClelland, a native of Ireland, employed as a laborer by Mr. Oswald J. Adams, near Accomac C. H., died Friday, 8th inst., of typhoid fever, aged 40 years.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

The Temperanceville M. E. Church, South, will be dedicated on Sunday October 31st inst. The sermon for the occasion will be preached by Dr. R. N. Sledd, of Norfolk.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches

An interesting revival meeting is now in progress at the M. E. Church, South, Accomac C. H., conducted by Rev. J. W. Carroll. -- To date 23 persons have been converted and 15 of the converts have joined said church.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesTourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders

The corner stone of the M. E. Church, South, Read's Wharf, will be laid October 27th, at 11 A. M., under the supervision of Eastville Lodge A. F. & A. M., assisted by Ocean Lodge 116. Dinner will be served on the grounds on the occasion, and an address will be delivered by some prominent speaker of the day.


Fields -- Crops - Sweet potatoes : PricesInfrastructure -- Commercial - Commercial constructionFields -- Livestock - HorsesInfrastructure -- Public : Churches


Potatoes are now being shipped slowly on account of the "starvation" prices.

The storehouse of B. W. Mears & Son just completed is a handsome and imposing structure.

At the "Pilot Bay" colt show at Pungoteague last Saturday, the premium was awarded Messrs. J. T. and M. R. Doughty.

A revival is now in progress at Hollies Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. John W. Hundley. To date twenty persons have been converted and twelve baptized.


Infrastructure -- Public : ChurchesTransportation -- Water - Sailboats

Marsh Market.

Ten persons were baptized at Holden's creek, last Sunday, in the presence of a large concourse of people.

The sloop Fitzhugh Lee, sold by sheriff at Walter Hall's store, last Saturday, was bought by Messrs. Taylor and Thomas at the price of $600.


Sea -- Shellfish - Oystering : BaysideSea -- Shellfish - Oystering : PricesLaborers -- FisheriesLaborers -- Wages


Oysters now being caught by our watermen in Pocomoke Sound sell readily at 50 cents per bushel, and their wages will average weekly at present prices from $12 to $20.

Very many persons left this section this week to engage in the oyster business in the Potomac after the 15th inst.


African-Americans -- Work - ForestsInfrastructure -- Public : Churches

Northampton County.

Ezekiel Young, colored, former slave of Thomas Young of Occahonnock neck, now lives near Cape Charles, hale and hearty in his 99th year. Last year he cut 25 cords of wood, mauled 1,500 logs and cultivated a 3 acre lot, covering the most of it with wood soil, which was conveyed thither by in a basket. He was the proud possessor of two wives until a year or so ago.

A big revival meeting is now in progress at Capeville M. E. Church, South, conducted by Rev. J. H. Amiss, P. E. and Rev. Mr. Pritchard, pastor.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Fraternal orders


At a called meeting of a Tent of Rechabites organized on Messongo this week, known as the Atlantic, the following officers were elected: T. S. Mears, Shepherd and treasurer; Thomas Churn, P. C. R., Edward Anderton, C. R.; S. W. Sparrow, D. R; C. W. Feddeman, R. S; James Corbin, F. S; C. Taylor, Levite; Edward Justice, I. G; W. R. Knight, O. G.

At the meeting of the High Tent in Washington, some weeks ago, Mr. John R. Drewer of Sykes, was elected a member of the executive committee, and Mr. George W. Glenn of Sykes, as High Deputy Ruler. The next meeting of the High Tent will be held on Sykes, on the 3rd Tuesday of August, 1887.

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
October 16, 1886