Suffolk Christian Sun
December 6, 1861
a meeting held in Sunsbury, Nov. 1st,
1861, by the ladies of Gates county, N. C., a Soldiers’ Aid Society was
organized for the relief of the soldiers of the Confederate States, who have
nobly enlisted in defense of our country, and as long as our services will be
needed, we pledge ourselves to be thus united; both in contributing and
soliciting donations from the citizens of our county.
officers were chosen:
President—Mrs. Seth R. Norfleet
1st Vice President—Mrs.
2nd Vice President—Mrs. Costen Jordan
3rd Vice President—Mrs.
4th Vice President—Mrs.
Treasurer—Mrs. Thomas Holley
Recording Secretary—Miss Lizzie
Corresponding Secretary—Mrs. William
SOLICITING COMMITTEE—Mrs. Robert B.
Parker, Mrs. Elisha Williams, Miss Alice Jordan, Miss Hattie Norfleet, Mrs. James K. Costen,
Mrs. George Costen, Miss Mollie Lassiter, Miss Mary
A. Hill, and Miss Emma Costen.
by Sharon Strout]