Cumberland County NC

Slave Narrative of Uncle Willis Williams

Interviewer: Genevieve W. Chandler Person Interviewed: Willis Williams Location: Conway, South Carolina “When wuz I born? Born in August. When I wuz born been August. I wuz a man grown pulling boxes, (turpentine boxes) when the shake wuz. I know the very night the shake come——on a Wednesday night. I wuz on door step loosing …

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Slave Narrative of Sarah Louise Augustus

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Sarah Louise Augustus Location: 1424 Lane Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Age: 80 Age 80 years 1424 Lane Street Raleigh, North Carolina I wus born on a plantation near Fayetteville, N. C., and I belonged to J. B. Smith. His wife wus named Henrietta. He owned about thirty slaves. When …

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John R. Garrason

Sergt., Med. Corps, Hospital No. 6; of Cumberland County; son of Jno. and Joanna Garrason. Entered service May, 1918, at Fayetteville. Sent to Ft. McPherson. Mustered out at Ft. McPherson Feb. 14, 1919.

John Vann Thornton

1st Class Private, F. A., 13th Co. Born in Cumberland County; son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Thornton. Entered service June, 1918, at Fayetteville, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Mustered out at Camp Sherman Dec. 20, 1918.

James M. Tomlinson

Ord. Sergt., Inf., Sup. Co., 30th Div., 119th Regt. Born in Cumberland County; son of Jas. W. and Mrs. Eva Tomlinson. Entered the service July, 1917, at Fayetteville, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Promoted to rank of Ord. Sergt. October, 1918. Fought at Ypres, …

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Brantley S. Vann

F. A., Btry. E, 9th Regt. Born in Cumberland County June 17, 1896; son of J. R. and Ida L. Vann. Entered the service at Fayetteville, N.C., July 28, 1918, and sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., transferred to Camp Hill, Va. Mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 28, 1919.

Thomas W. Rankin

2nd Lt. F. A., Btry. C, 81st Div., 317th Regt.; of Cumberland County; son of A. E. and Zula Rankin. Entered service April 6, 1918, at Fayetteville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky., then to Camp Jackson. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Aug. 31, 1918. Transferred to Ft. …

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John A. Pappas

Private 1st Class, Artly., Btry. C, 306th Regt., F. A., 77th Div.; from Cumberland County; son of A. J. and G. A. Pappas. Entered the service March 28, 1918, at Boston, Mass., and sent to Camp Devens and transferred to Camp Upton. Sailed for France April 24, 1918. Fought in Alsace-Lorraine, Vail Sector, Argonne and …

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B. O. Overby

Coxswain, U. S. Navy. Born in Cumberland County July 27, 1900; son of F. H. and S. E. Overby. Husband of Mrs. Eula Overby. Entered the service at Fayetteville, N.C., March 24, 1917, and sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to New York and from there to Brooklyn, N. Y. Promoted Coxswain August, 1917. On …

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Grover C. Moore

Private, Co. C, 30th Div., 119th Inf. Regt.; of Cumberland County; son of Eli N. and Fanny Moore. Entered service June, 1916, at Fayetteville. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France Sept. 1, 1918. Was in all engagements with his company until gassed and shell shocked in France. Served on Mexican …

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B. F. Nance

2nd Class Baker (Navy); of Cumberland County; son of J. W. and Mrs. M. A. Nance. Entered service July 2, 1916, at Fayetteville, N.C. Sent to St. Helena, Va., transferred to U. S. S. Arkansas. Made two trips overseas. Mustered out at San Francisco, Cal., June 27, 1920.

Glover Charles Marsh

1st Class Q. M. (Naval A); of Cumberland County; son of Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Marsh. Volunteered Jan. 9, 1918, at Fayetteville, N.C. Sent to Pensacola, Fla. Sailed for France June 4, 1918. Returned to USA Nov. 23, 1918. Mustered out at Charleston, S. C., April 1, 1919.

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