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Business Proprietors in 1889
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(Source: Branson’s North Carolina Business Directory, by Levi Branson, 1889)

Name
Post Office
Occupation
Note
Abbot, Elias
Kinston
Saddles & Harness Manufacturer
.
Abbott, S.H.
Kinston
Brick Manufacturer
.
Abbott, S.H.
Kinston
General Store
.
Albertson & Taylor
LaGrange
Blacksmith / Wheelwright
.
Albritton, A.O.
Kinston
Corn, Flour & Gin Mill
.
Aldridge, B.F.
LaGrange
Building / Contractor
.
Aldridge, J.H.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Aldridge, T.J. & J.K.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Archbell, H.
Kinston
Crackers & Candy Manufacturer
.
Archbell, H.
Kinston
Baker & Confection
.
Askew, Mrs. J.R.
Kinston
Corn & Flour Mill
.
Bailey, Clem
Kinston
General Store
.
Bailey, Henry
Kinston
Boarding House Proprietor
.
Ball, J.S.
Kinston
Tobacco Merchant
.
Barrow, C.P.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Beasley, Toney
Kinston
Grocery Store
Colored
Beeton, Mrs. F.B.
Kinston
General Store
.
Best, C.C.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Best, Isaac
Kinston
Teacher
Colored
Bizzell, J.S.
LaGrange
Dentist
.
Bizzell, K.E. & Bro
LaGrange
General Store
.
Borden, Ed.
Kinston
Boots & Shoes Manufacturer
Colored
Bowen, H.C. & Bro
Kinston
General Store
.
Brock, W.H.
Kinston
Livery Stable
.
Bryant, J.L.
Kinston
General Store
.
Burk, W.H.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Burt, C.W.
Kinston
Auctioneer / Dry Goods Merchant
.
Cameron, A. McF.
Kinston
Saw & Planing Mill (Steam)
.
Canady, B.W.
Kinston
Hardware Merchant
.
Carey, J.H.
Kinston
F.W. Baptist
Colored
Carey, J.H.
Kinston
Teacher
Colored
Chadwick, S.H.
Kinston
Kinston Cornet Band Leader
.
Chevent, Issac
Dis. Christ
.
Cimmings, Hugh
Kinston
Painter
.
Clayter, S.B.
Kinston
Boots & Shoes manufacturer
.
Collins, Crabtree
Kinston
Stoves / Tin Shop
.
Creech, J.W.
Institute
General Store
.
Cummings Bros
Kinston
General Store
.
Cummings, J.T.
Kinston
Painter
.
Cunningham, H.
Kinston
F.W. Baptist
.
Daniel, Isler
LaGrange
General Store
.
Davis, A.C.
LaGrange
Physician
.
Davis, A.C. Jr.
LaGrange
Teacher
.
Davis, Anthony
Pink Hill
General Store
.
Davis, Herbert
Kinston
Corn & Flour Mill
.
Davis, J.P.
Kinston
Corn & Flour Mill
.
Denny, W.W.
Pink Hill
Physician
.
Dillon, H.E.
LaGrange
Fertilizer & General Store
.
Dunn, Charles
Kinston
Grocery Store
Colored
Dunn, Henry
Kinston
Drug Store
.
Edwards, R.
Kinston
Dry Goods Store
.
Einstein, Mrs. R. 
Kinston
Millinery & Dry Goods Store
.
Ellis, J.H.
Kinston
Coaches Manufacturer
.
Fields, B.F. & Bro.
Falling Creek
General Store
.
Fields, F.B.
LaGrange
Whiskey Distillery
.
Fields, J.H.
LaGrange
Field's Hotel Proprietor
.
Fisher,  L.H.
Kinston
General Store
Colored
Fuller, W.W.
LaGrange
Building / Contractor
.
Gilliam, R.B.
Kinston
Methodist Minister
.
Grady, Lewis
Kinston
General Store
.
Grady, Miss Agness
Kinston
Teacher
.
Grainger, J.W.
Kinston
Coaches Manufacturer
.
Grainger, J.W.
Kinston
Agricultural Implements
.
Gray, C.
Kinston
General Store
.
Gray, M.A.
Kinston
Lawyer
.
Green, Lewis
Kinston
Barber
.
Griffin, Miss Lola
Kinston
Teacher
.
Grubbs, J.F.
Kinston
Union Baptist
.
Hadley, J.M.
LaGrange
Physician
.
Hansley, Mrs.
Kinston
Hotel Tull Proprietor
.
Hardie, Miss Amelia
Kinston
Teacher
.
Harding, Israel
Kinston
Episcopal
.
Hargett, Jose
Kinston
Grocery Store
Colored
Harper Bros
Pink Hill
Corn & Flour Mill
.
Hartfield, J.L.
Kinston
Books, etc & Grocery Store
.
Harvey, A.
Kinston
Turpentine Distillery
.
Harvey, L.
Kinston
Ins. Agent & Fertilizer
.
Haskins & Gray
Kinston
Rice Mill
.
Hay, J.C.
Kinston
Coaches Manufacturer
.
Hay, J.G.
Kinston
Undertaker
.
Hay, R.C.
Kinston
Toys & Grocery store
.
Hicks, L.
Kinston
General Store
.
Hill, A.T.
Kinston
Lawyer
.
Hill, J.F.
Kinston
General Store
.
Hill, J.L.
Kinston
Boots & Shoes Manufacturer
.
Hill, R.C.
Kinston
General Store
.
Hodges & Coleman
Kinston
General Store
Colored
Hodges & Wooten
LaGrange
Drug Store
.
Hodges, E.M.
Kinston
Blacksmith / Wheelwright
.
Hodges, J.R.
Kinston
General Store
.
Hooker, N.A.
Kinston
Methodist Minister
.
Howard, C.W.
Dis. Christ
.
Hunter, Sarah
Kinston
Boarding House Proprietor
Colored
Hyatt, H.O.
Kinston
Physician
.
Jackson, D.R.
Kinston
General Store
.
Jackson, J.Q.
Kinston
Lawyer
.
Jenkins, G.
Kinston
General Store
Colored
Johnson, J.D.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Jones, F.I.
Kinston
General Store
.
Jones, Haskett
Kinston
F.W. Baptist
.
Joyner, E.R.
Kinston
General Store
.
Joyner, J.P.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Joyner, Mrs. L.J.
LaGrange
Corn & Flour Mill
.
Kelly, J.P.
Kinston
Corn & Flour Mill
.
Kennedy, A.N.
Institute
General Store
.
Kennedy, A.W.
Kinston
General Store
.
Kilpatrick, Miss Fannie
Kinston
Teacher
.
Kinsey, J.H.
LaGrange
Building / Contractor
.
Kinsey, J.H.
LaGrange
Teacher
.
Kinsey, Miss Bettie
LaGrange
Teacher
.
Kinsey, R.B.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Kirkpatrick, J.M.
LaGrange
Physician
.
Kornegay, G.E.
Kinston
General Store
.
LaRogue, P.M.
Kinston
Grocery Store
.
LaRogue, W.A.
Kinston
General Store
.
Lewis, Miss Katie
Kinston
Teacher
.
Lewis, Mrs. R.H.
Kinston
Teacher
.
Lewis, R.H.
Kinston
Teacher
.
Loftin, A.J.
Kinston
Lawyer
.
Loftin, F.B.
Kinston
Lawyer
.
Loftin, S.H.
Kinston
General Store
.
Long & Co.
Kinston
Painters
.
Lowery, Wiley
Kinston
Grocery Store
Colored
May, J.D.
Kinston
General Store
.
McCoy, Asa
LaGrange
Saddles & Harness Manufacturer
.
McCoy, F.M.
LaGrange
Building / Contractor
.
McDonald, H.M.
LaGrange
Drug Store
.
Mewborn, J.F.
Kinston
Cotton Buyer
.
Miller, A.R.
Kinston
General Store
.
Miller, G.E.
Kinston
Machine Shop & Foundry
.
Mitchell, A.
Kinston
Livery Stable
.
Moore, N.E.
Institute
General Store
.
Moore, W.F.
Kinston
General Store
.
Murchison, D.C.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Myers, N.D.
Kinston
General Store
.
Nelson, J.L.
Kinston
Coaches Manufacturer
.
Noble, Richard
Kinston
Rice Mill
.
Nobles, J.M.
Pink Hill
Corn & Flour Mill
.
Nunn, B.F.
Kinston
Nunn's Hotel Proprietor
.
Nunn, J.E.
Kinston
General Store
.
OEttinger Bros.
Kinston
General Store
.
Orris, E.E.
Kinston
Dis. Christ
.
Parrott, H.C.
Kinston
Saw Mill (Steam)
.
Parrott, John E.
Kinston
Drug Store
.
Parrott, O.W.
Kinston
General Store
.
Patrick, Miss Hennie
Kinston
Teacher
.
Patrick, Miss Virginia
Kinston
Teacher
.
Perry, D.E.
Kinston
Lawyer
.
Phillips, Becky
Kinston
General Store
.
Pollock, J.A.
Kinston
Physician
.
Pollock, W.A. Jr.
Kinston
Physician
.
Reid, W.B.
LaGrange
Insurance Agent & General Store
.
Reid, W.R.
Kinston
General Store
.
Rountree, Miss Mattie W.
Kinston
Teacher
.
Rouse, N.J.
Kinston
Lawyer
.
Shelburn, William
Kinston
Photographer
.
Speight, A.T.
Kinston
General Store
.
Speight, F.W. & Co.
Kinston
General Store
.
Stanley, W.F.
Kinston
General Store
.
Stanton, D.M.
LaGrange
Fertilizer  
.
Strickland, C. & Son
Kinston
Butchers
.
Stroud, J.F.
Kinston
Grocery Store
.
Sutton, A.J.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Sutton, Benjamin
LaGrange
General Store
.
Sutton, J.W.
LaGrange
Boarding House Proprietor
.
Sutton, J.W.
LaGrange
Saw Mill (Steam)
.
Taylor & Brith.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Taylor, I. J.
Kinston
F.W. Baptist
.
Taylor, J.S.
Pink Hill
General Store
.
Temple, _______
Kinston
Drug Store
.
Tull, Henry
Kinston
Physician
.
Uzzell, J.R.
Kinston
Lawyer
.
Vernon, Judson
Kinston
F.W. Baptist
.
Walsh, J.S.
Dis. Christ
.
Walters, W.B.
LaGrange
General Store
.
Webb, J.B.
Kinston
Methodist Minister
.
Webb, Mrs. S.E.
Kinston
General Store
.
Whitehurst, R.F.
Kinston
Drug Store
.
Whitfield, W.H.
Kinston
General Store
.
Wiggins, J.C.
Kinston
Corn, Flour & Saw Mill (steam)
.
Willis, Abe
Kinston
Barber
Colored
Wooten, J.F.
Kinston
Lawyer
.
Wooten, J.S. & Bro
LaGrange
General Store
.
Wooten, Simeon
LaGrange
Livery and General Store
.
York, Henry
Kinston
General Store
.


 

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