“North Carolina Woman 132 Years Old,” from the Fort Worth Dispatch, as reprinted in the Orange County Observer, Hillsborough, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 1908.
Born Before Declaration of Independence and Now Living in Texas
At the great age of 132, Mrs. L. Kilcrease, living at Pine Mill near here, celebrated her birthday to-day. It is believed she is the oldest white person in the world. She was born February 19, 1776 in Halifax County, North Carolina, and lived there 100 years before she came with her family to Texas. Her daughter, aged 98, and granddaughter, aged 63, live with her.
Mrs. Kilcrease shows records in a family Bible corroborating her statement as to her age and investigations have proved them correct. She still enjoys good health and is able, by the use of a cane, to walk about the house.
She saw George Washington. Her recollection of incidents she witnessed a century and a quarter ago is marvelous, and she likes to relate stories of those stirring time.