Hoffman Family Photos
Can you identify these photos? These pictures need identifying, if anyone can help please email me..
Sent in by Susan Hoffman
I found a picture of three children in my families belongings.
The very top of the picture has written backwards) what looks to be "T J
Rouse", there appears to be at least two boys and a little one who probably
is a girl.
I looked for a T J Rouse in the census. I found a T J Rouse with Nellie as his wife on the 1920 census. He is 38, she 28. Three
children listed. Frank age 7, "Gray" age 3 and Dorothy age 1, plus J. F.
Rouse father age 68. I found also a marriage of Thomas Jefferson Rouse and
Nellie Bryan 18 Nov 1903. He was born 24 June 1881, she abt. 1883.
If it helps to identify the photos I have sent belonged to my great grandmother Sallie Heath Rouse (1877-1966) and her husband George K Rouse (1872-1921).
Their 3 children were Hervey Kinsey Rouse, Ellen Cardell Rouse and Lenore (Tince) Averett Rouse Burgess.
- George's family: Marcellous Wooten Rouse and Julia Elley Abbott.
Siblings: William Henry ROUSE (Filey CARROLL) and (Philia Argent COX), Susan ROUSE (Zene Allen HARRIS), Joshua ROUSE, Alice ROUSE, Herbert ROUSE, Robert E Lee ROUSE (Mattie BROWN) Edward Caswell ROUSE (Iola SUTTON) and Annie ROUSE (Peter PHILLIPS).
- Sallie's family: Thomas Arendell Heath and three wives:
first wife Harriett Kennedy:
Children:Nancy Ann HEATH (David EDWARDS), Jesse Thomas HEATH (Stella Stokes HARTSFIELD),
Second wife Debbie BELL:
Children: Hervey Arrendall HEATH, Myrtle Penelope HEATH,
Third wife Mittie Elda A. HUNTER: (Sallie's mother)
Children: Hugh Troy Hunter HEATH (Daisy WALLACE ) and Mary Bernice HEATH (Mark CUMMINGS
Susan has also sent the following photos--please help identify!!!
N. E. BELL-written on back
Needham Erick BELL identified by Josh WALLER Josh writes, "my great grandmother Lottie Lucille Bell WALLER'S father was Hubert BELL. He had a brother named Needham Erick BELL; who attended N.C. State University when it was a military school. The letters on the uniform look like A & M which was the name of the school at that time. (A & M College) He also wrote a book later in life that tells a little about his experiences there and about his profession in insurance. The reason we both have pictures of these individuals is the name ROUSE. Hubert & Needham E. BELL'S father was James H. BELL. He was a 27th Co. C., N.C. Infantry Confederate Veteran. He also owned a bike shop with his sons in Kinston. James H. BELL'S wife was Mary ROUSE, hence the ROUSE connection.
Copy found at Heritage Place, Lenoir County Community College, Kinston, North
Carolina - Vertical File Bell 02433-5. We thank the staff at LCC for their permission
to copy selected documents from their files to place on the internet. It is requested that
researchers give appropriate credit when using these documents. Permission to combine
said documents together in printed form is not given. This particular document is a
microfilmed newspaper--The Kinston Free Press..no date given, but judging from some
of the articles it was 1899.
Bell and Sons
General Repair Shops, Wood and Iron Works, Bicycles and Repairs, Pumps, etc.
Mr. James H. Bell, the senior member of this enterprising firm, was born in Lenoir
County May 15, 1844. He farmed a good many years of his life and then came to Kinston
in 1881, and plied the carpenter's trade. After three years he returned to farming for six
years, working between time at the carpenter's trade.
In 1893 he began, with his sons, Julius and Jesse, the present prosperous business. They
began the business near the present location and in August, 1884, leased of B. N. Fields,
the northeast corner of Gordon and Heritage streets for ten years and erected his large
In 1893 they built another shop adjoining the main shops on the east, for bicycles and
bicycle repair work.
Mr. Jesse H. Bell was born October 26, 1869, in Lenoir County. Julius has withdrawn
from the business.
Bell and Sons run a general repair shop and are prepared to build carts, wagons, buggies
and tobacco trucks. They carry a large stock of drive pumps and pump pipe.
They carry perhaps the nicest line of high grade bicycles in Kinston and have in stock
everything needed in bicycle sundries. They are ready to do all sorts of repairing on
bicycles promptly and satisfactorily.
Mr. Jesse Bell is an expert painter of signs, furniture, carriages, iron safes and landscape
sketches. He is a splendid natural mechanic and in thoroughly equipped to do all sorts of
mechanical work done in any first class repair shop.
When you have anything that you want done take it to Bell and Sons and you will get it
done as you wish, and quickly. They are doing a big business and their patronage is
constantly increasing, on account of the promptness with which they attend to their work
and the universal satisfaction given.
Copy of original Bible found at Heritage Place, Lenoir County Community
College, Kinston, North Carolina - Vertical File #02433-3
We thank the staff at LCC for their permission to copy selected
documents from their files to place on the internet. It is requested
that researchers give appropriate credit when using these documents.
Permission to combine said documents together in printed form is not
No front page
There is a note attached that says Jesse Hardee Rouse married Elizabeth
James H. Bell Was Borned May the 15th 1845
Mary G. Bell Daughter of Jessee H. Rouse & Jane His wife was Borned June
the 7th 1850
Julius H. Bell Son of James H. Bell & Mary G. Bell His wife was Borned
March the 14th 1868
Jessee H. Bell Son of James H. Bell & Mary G. Bell his wife was Borned
Oct. the 16th 1869
Lula Leonah (?) Bell Daughter of James H. Bell & Mary G. Bell his wife
was Borned November the 21st 1871
James H. Bell Son of James H. Bell and Mary G. Bell his wife was Borned
November the 13th 1816
George Herman Bell Son of James H. Bell and Mary G. Bell his wife was
Borned January the 19the A.D. 1879
Josh WALLER sent his family picture of the James H. BELL family
James H. BELL and wife Mary ROUSE are the two people in front
Needham Eric BELL is the one on the bottom right corner, next to his mother
Man on top right corner with mustache is either Julius or Jesse BELL.
The picture is of Mary
John Rouse Bell (7-June-1850 to 16-Nov-1914 ). She is also shown in the
Bell family photo with her husband and children that I sent you earlier.
She lived most of her life in Kinston NC and later moved to Morhead City NC
where she died. Sent by Josh WALLER
Susan B. Hoffman's pictures continued
Nellie Read -written on back
George Kinsey ROUSE-Police Officer
Thelma DAWSON, age 6
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN IDENTIFY THESE PICTURES
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