Buncombe County NC

Biltmore Mound, Asheville, North Carolina

During the 1980s American scholars suddenly became interested in Spain’s efforts to colonize the North America. For 200 years American history books had generally ignored the Spanish and French presence in North America prior to the English colonies winning their independence. Generations of students here were under the impression that no white man had set …

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Buncombe County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Buncombe County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Alexander …

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Guy E. Brookshire

Private, 1st class, Medical Evac. Hospital No. 14; son of L. D. and Julina Brookshire, of Buncombe County. Entered service April 26, 1918, at Asheville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Ft. Orlethorpe, Ga., then to Camp Jackson, sailed for Brest, France, Aug. 7, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive. Returned to USA May 11, …

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Samuel Love and Dorcas Bell – Descendants

Samuel Love, of Pennsylvania, married Dorcas Bell, of August County, Virginia, July 3rd in the year 1759. They lived near Tinkling Spring Church, in which later place, their eldest son, Robert, was baptized by the blind Preacher, Waddell(?), a near relative of Dorcas Bell. Mr. Waddell had charge and care of Robert and Thomas Love …

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B. J. Edwards

Elec., 1st Class, (R) U. S. Navy; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Edwards; of Buncombe County. Entered the service March 4, 1916, at Asheville, N.C. Was sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to U. S. S. “Vestal” then to U. S. S. C. 94, U. S. S. “Maury.” Sailed for France June 18, …

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Address of Col. Allen T. Davidson at Lyceum Asheville, North Carolina

Extract from an Address delivered by Col. Allen T. Davidson, at Lyceum Asheville, N.C. Nov. 7th, 1890. “The most noted characters of the County who were in public life, were John Welch, General Thomas Love and Col Robert Love. These represented the County of Haywood for many years; preserved and maintained a high reputation until …

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Robert H. Cooke

Musician, Naval; of Buncombe County; son of Rev. J. A. and Julia Cooke. Husband of Christine Cooke. Entered service Sept. 11, 1918, at Asheville. Sent to Hampton Roads. In Naval Glee Club. 1st Tenor, Asst Co. Commander for five weeks at Hampton Roads. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Feb. 28, 1919.

Jere E. Cocke

1st Lt., Med. Born Sept. 28, 1881; son of Wm. M. and Maria Johnston Cocke, of Buncombe County. Husband of Mrs. Fredrick Brown Cocke. Entered service Oct. 22, 1918, General Hospital No. 16. Transferred to Camp Devens, Mass., Jan. 1, 1919; General Hospital No. 42 June 1, 1919. Mustered out General Hospital No. 42, July …

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R. Blackburn

Private, 105th Supply Train, Co. C, 30th Div.; of Buncombe County; son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Blackburn. Entered service Sept. 19, 1917, at Asheville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Baltimore, Md., then to Wabash, Ind. Sailed for France June 11, 1918. Landed in USA April 11, 1919. …

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Harry Lavitt

Sergt., Inf., Co. K, 22nd Inf. Born in Buncombe County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Lavitt. Entered the service at Chicago, Ill., Nov. 1, 1916. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., then to Camp Douglas, then to Ft. Hamilton, Ellis Island, N. Y., Green Pt., Brooklyn, Syracuse, N. Y. Mustered out at Ft. …

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Louis F. Cole

Sergt., Med. Corps, Detachment Co. Born in Buncombe County Sept. 9, 1895. Entered service at Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 5, 1917. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Humphreys, Va. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Promoted to rank of Sergt. July 14, 1918. Entered the service in the Infantry and …

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Biographical Sketch of Harold Graham Alexander

Alexander, Harold Graham; treas. National Screw & Tack Co.; born, Cleveland, Sept. 5, 1882; son of W. D. B. and Lida Graham Alexander; educated at University School, Cleveland; Asheville School, Asheville, N. C.; Yale Scientific School (B. S.); married, Cleveland, June 9, 1908, Eleanor Quayle; issue, one daughter, Eleanor May 4, 1910.

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