Buncombe County NC

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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James O. Israel

Corpl., Medical Co. 323 F. H., 81st Div., Regt. 306 Sanitary; of Buncombe County; son of W. L. and Elizabeth Israel. Entered service Nov. 27, 1917, at Candler. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., from there to Camp Mills. Remaining until sailing for France Aug. 7, 1918. Promoted to …

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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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John Alexander – Descendants

The Genealogy of the Alexander family, into which Robert Love, commonly known as “Carter Bob”(my Father-F.D. Love) married, having married Sarah Matilda Alexander, May 25th, 1848, Alexanders —- John Alexander, was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, where he married Rachel Davidson (a first cousin of General William Davidson, who in the War of the …

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Earl Thrash

Private, 81st Div., 318th F. A., Btn. F. Born in Buncombe County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Thrash. Entered service June 24, 1918, at Candler, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, from there to Camp Mills. Went to France Aug. 8, 1918. Returned to USA June, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, …

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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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Genealogy of the Lewis family in America

About the middle of the seventeenth century four brothers of the Lewis family left Wales, viz.: Samuel, went to Portugal; nothing more is known of him; William, married a Miss McClelland, and died in Ireland, leaving only one son, Andrew; General Robert, died in Gloucester county, Va. ; and John, died in Hanover county, Va. It is Andrews descendants who are featured in the manuscript.

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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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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Slave Narrative of Sarah Gudger

Interviewer: Marjorie Jones Person Interviewed: Sarah Gudger Date of Interview: May 5, 1937 Location: Asheville, North Carolina Date of Birth: Sept. 15. 1816 Age: 121 Investigation of the almost incredible claim of Aunt Sarah Gudger, ex-slave living in Asheville, that she was born on Sept. 15, 1816, discloses some factual information corroborating her statements. Aunt …

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