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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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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J. B. Sawyer

Private, Light Artly., Btry C., 42nd Div., 155th Regt. Born in Buncombe County, 1895; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Sawyer. Entered service June 24, 1918, at Asheville, N.C., and sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Stuart, Va. Sailed for France Aug. 21, 1918. Fought at Argonne Forest, Verdun, Sedan. Returned to USA …

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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