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History of Wake Forest College

The postoffice, except for two weeks of discontinuance early in
1830, continued with Calvin Jones as postmaster until September 26,
1832, when
William Donaldson became
postmaster; He was
succeeded by Henry A. Donaldson on January
1, 1835, who was
succeeded
by James D. Newsom
on April 25,
1836, and he in turn,
on
June 26, 1837, yielded the postoffice to
John M. Fleming, who held it
until its discontinuance on July 18, 1844. The postoffice was
re Νestablished on September 22, 1847, with
William
Hooper as
postmaster, but was again discontinued on November 30, 1848. It had
been on the request of the Trustees
that Dr. Hooper sought and gained
the re Νestablishment of the postoffice. The Trustees again asked for
the re Νstablishment in June, 1852, but without success.
It was not
until April 28, 1873, that the postoffice was re Νestablished, when
Robert H. Timberlake became postmaster. From
June 9, 1873 till
December 13, 1883, the office was called
"Wake Forest College." The
statements refering to it by Dr. Hooper in the Biblical Recorder,
October 23, 1847, would indicate that it was also called "Wake Forest
College" while he was postmaster.

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Powell and
later by one of
its principals, Daniel W. Kerr. It was said, "This
Academy is pleasantly situated in
one of
the most
populous sections
of Wake
Forest." The building
is still standing
and is a part of the brick veneer dwelling
situated south of Wyatt
and
across
the
highway
from
the old Powell
residence, now
the home
of
a Mr. Wm. Fuller. The school was still advertised
in 1839. 4. The
Rolesville Academy, 1832. The building is still standing in the present town of
Rolesville. 5. Wake Forest Female School, 1831. This was in
the home of
Dr.
Calvin
Jones, on the present
site
of the administration building on the college
campus. "The pure air and water, healthiness and good society of this place are too
well known
to require mention." It was advertised by
Dr. Jones.

Among the family
names of the inhabitants of the Wake Forest
district,
advertised by Dr. Jones as "sober, moral, and thriving in
their circumstances," are
Gill, Thompson, Winn, Fort, Crenshaw, Fleming,
Sutherland
(one
of
whose
daughters married Priestly Mangum), Crawford (one of whose daughters became
the wife of John Purify, another of Mr. Fort), Ligon,
Harrison, Hartsfield, Smith,
Powell, Jones, Alston, names which
to this day suggest culture
and
influence. Some
of
the fine residences built on
the estates of
these families are still standing
to
attest
the truth of
Dr.
Jones description of the
inhabitants. .. .

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For the following
list of postmasters with
dates of
their appointment, and
notices of
discontinuance and
re Νstablishment, and the change
of name, I am