JOHNSTON COUNTY LETTER, Stone's Creek, Aug. 4, 1879. Editor Messenger: I see an article in your valuable paper beaded "Longevity in Johnston county," and if you will allow me space I will add a little to the article. The venerable John Eason, living on Mill Creek in this county, was born Oct. 794, and married to Betsv Williams in Jan. 182G. They are both living and en joying good health for people ot their age. They celebrated their 52nd anniversary and were "married again" as uncle John terms it, last January, having their chil dren and quite a number of grand children, children, relations and friends with them to enjoy the many good things which they had prepared tor the occasion. I did not earn whether they took a bridal tour or not. Henry W. Eason was born Oct. 1 805, and married Susan Williams, July, 1S28. They are both living on Stone's Creek in this county, i wo brothers married two sisters, and all living to a good ripe old age. Mr. Asa Weaver, who lives near -Mill -Mill Creek church, was married 1810. He and his wife are yet living. Mrs. Uetey Cole died near New Hope church, in this neighborhood, last Feb ruary, aged 94 years. Mr. Rilhe Lee. living near the same church, died in June last, aged 93 years. Mr. James Lee, living between Mill and Stone's Creeks, died in April, 1878, aged 77. Mr. Rainer Lee, his brother, died a lew months ago, aged 80 years. JVlr. Hryant Holland, who was rawed in Wayne and came to this county, settling on Mill Creek, died last winter, aged between between 80 and 90 years. His wife is still iving, but very old. Mrs. .Nellie Lee, who lived in the same neighborhood, died a short while ago, aged about 100 years. An old colored woman who lived near Rosser Mill, died this week aged about 90 years. Hagar V llhams, colored, lives in this neighborhood, who is supposed to be about 100 years old. 1 was informed a few davs ago that there was an old woman living near Pea cock's X Roads, in this county, supposed to be 115 years old. Hon t you think we have a healthy community? 1 think we would enjoy bet ter health and live longer, if we could hear the whistle of the anticipated Goldsboro Goldsboro and Harnett railway locomotive through this section of country. Yes, give us the road, we want it. We will promise to ship something besides eggs. If we can't do any better we will stick in a chicken now and then. Yes. we will do more, we will ship you some huckleber ries if we have to go to old Sampson to get them. But judging from the flour- flour- i n . . . isning appearance or our cotton through here, we will have some cotton to ship some of these days.