Posted By:Susan Putnam
Subject:Fanny/Fannie Atkinson - died 1800-Pitt County NC
Post Date:August 18, 2010 at 11:40:21
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Forum:Pitt County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I am seeking any information about Mrs. Fanny Atkinson, wife of Benjamin Atkinson of Bensborough Plantation in Pitt County. I am descended from Benjamin Atkinson and knew that he had a wife named Sally Hines. Benjamin Atkinson died in 1827 and his wife remarried to Bennett Bunn of Nash County. I have found online an obituary for Fanny Atkinson: "Mrs. Fanny Atkinson Dead
NC Journal, Halifax, NC, Mon., Dec. 22, 1800
Died, on the 27th ult. at Bensborough, Mrs. Fanny ATKINSON, consort of Benjamin ATKINSON, in the 23d year of her age, by a violent but what is called a slow fever, which she bore with the greatest silence. She being a woman of uncommon fortitude, and always has maintained a character unspotted to the world."

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any information.