© Kathy Duncan, 2013
Fortunately for researchers, noteworthy events were often repeated in newspapers across the nation and not just in local papers. An example is this obituary of Judge John Williams of Granville County, North Carolina, which appeared in the Albany Gazette in New York:
Halifax, (N.C.) Nov. 11 -
Died, at his seat in Granville county, the week before last, after a long and severe indisposition, the hon. John Williams, esq. senior judge of the Supreme court of this state. His benevolence and philanthropy, his generosity and hospitality, will cause his death to be sincerely regretted by a numerous and extensive acquaintance.
[Source: Albany Gazette; Albany, NY; Mon., Dec. 2, 1799]
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