Milton Gazette Newspaper: 1826
John Campbell, Jr., of Orange County, North Carolina, to George Williamson and Archimedes Donoho, trustees -- whereas John Campbell, Jr., has purchased of Benjamin Cory of Milton the house and lot heretofore occupied by Cory as a book store and printing office on 20 April 1826 and also the establishment where the Milton Gazette is published; Campbell in debt to Cory for $1200 and bond jointly signed by John Campbell Sen; to Ragland & McGehee, Morgan & Bradford; also printing materials and press $423 made by Rounages, pica type, italia type, English roman type, et al. 25 July 1826. Witnesses: Chas Willson, Willis Jones.
Caswell County, North Carolina
Deed Book W, Pages 337-339
The "Milton Gazette and Roanoke Advertiser" newspaper apparently began 1823 in Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina. The 1824 issues are shown as Volume II. We know that it was in publication until at least 1831. The Milton parcel in question above is believed to be Lot #21, immediately east of the lot that today houses the Milton State Bank Building.
In 1824, Benjamin Cory was the printer and publisher of the "Milton Gazette and Roanoke Advertiser." The subscription price was $3 annually, and the paper was published weekly. Cory continued to advertise in the newspaper his book store and printing services. He described his book store and printing shop as nearly opposite the store of D. & W. Kyle. Query whether Cory also was the editor.
The March 1827 issue of this newspaper contained an advertisement by Thomas Day, Cabinet Maker; and one by Jesse Owen (Saddle & Harness Making).
John Campbell, Jr., first appears as the newspaper's printer and publisher in the 1 March 1827 issue.