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Rachel Jones is considered to be the first newspaper woman in North Carolina. She became editor of the North Carolina Whig in 1860 when the paper's creator and editor, her husband Thomas Jefferson Holton, died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in a buggy accident. Her epitaph goes on three sides of the memorial.