Location: Davidson County NC

Slave Narrative of Bill Crump

Interviewer: Mary A. Hicks Person Interviewed: Bill Crump Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Age: 82 I reckon dat I wus borned in Davidson County on de plantation of Mr. Whitman Smith, my mammy’s marster. My daddy wus named Tom an’ he ‘longed ter Mr. Ben Murry fust an’ later ter Mr. Jimmy Crump. Daddy wus named atter his young marster. Dey lived in Randolph, de county next ter Davidson whar me mammy an’ de rest of de chilluns, Alt, George, Harriet, Sarah, Mary an’ de baby libed. Both of de marsters wus good ter us, an’ dar wus plenty ter eat

Biography of Hon. Winfield Scott Pope

For many years Winfield Scott Pope was rated as one of the most highly respected residents and most prominent attorneys of Jefferson City. As lawyer and lawmaker he left the impress of his individuality upon the history of city and state when he was called to his final rest at the age of seventy-four years. He always held to the highest standards and ethics of the profession, his success being attributable at all times to his marked capability and merit. The story of his professional rise and progress is an interesting one. He was born in Davidson county, North Carolina,

Keyauwee Indians

Keyauwee Tribe: Meaning unknown. Keyauwee Connections. From the historical affiliations of Keyauwee, they are presumed to have been of the Siouan linguistic family. Keyauwee Location. About the points of meeting of the present Guilford, Davidson, and Randolph Counties. (See also South Carolina.) Keyauwee Villages. No separately named villages are known. Keyauwee History. The Keyauwee do not appear to have been noted by white men before 1701 when Lawson (1860) found them in a palisaded village about 30 miles northeast of Yadkin River near the present Highpoint, Guilford County. At that time they were preparing to join the Saponi and Tutelo

Biography of Charles L. Heitman

The influence of culture and broad professional and worldly experience upon a new community is visible in Idaho as the result of the work and the example of high-minded men like Charles L. Heitman of Rathdrum, Kootenai county, a lawyer who does honor to the law, to the courts, to himself and to the people among whom he lives and whose interests it devolves upon him to serve from day to day. Charles L. Heitman comes of an old North Carolina family, and is a son of Henry N. and Eve (McCrary) Heitman. His father was for sixty years a

James G. Ayers

Private, Supply Co., F. A., 81st Div., 317th F. A. Born in Davidson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ayers. Entered the service at Statesville, N.C., April 1, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, and sailed for France June, 1918. Returned to USA Oct. 1, 1918, and died at Lakewood, N. J., May 9, 1919. Buried at Lexington at Ebenezer Cemetery.

James Shaw

Private, Co. F, 53rd Pioneer Inf. Son of E. C. and L. Shaw. Husband of Mrs. Nannie Shaw, of Davidson County. Entered service May 29, 1918, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C.; transferred to Camp Wadsworth, S. C.; transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sent to France, landed Aug. 18, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. Landed in the USA May 4, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 12, 1919.

C. R. Welch

Sergt., Inf., Co. A, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Davidson County; son of M. M. and Mrs. M. E. Welch. Entered service March 2, 1914, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Stewart, Tex. Sailed for Calais, France, May 24, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Nov. 27, 1916. Fought at Ypres. Wounded in both legs at the battle of Vaux-Andigny Oct. 10, 1918. Was sent to No. 21 Red Cross Hospital in Devon, Eng. Returned to USA March 19, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 9, 1919.

Fred Welch

1st Class Private, Co. D, 30th Div., 119th Regt. Born March, 1889; son of M. M. and Mrs. Mary E. Welch, of Davidson County. Entered service Aug. 26, 1918, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Overseas to France May 28, 1918. Fought at Ypres Sector, Hindenburg Drive. Killed during Hindenburg Drive, Sept. 29, 1918. Buried in Roscell, France.

Lawrence O. Warser

Sergt., Inf., Co. A, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Davidson County; son of D. L. and Mrs. Noella Warser. Entered service April 14, 1916, at Lexington. Served on border. Entered Federal service Oct. 2, 1917, at Lexington. Transferred to Camp Sevier, to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Fought at Hindenburg Drive, Ypres, Belgium, two months. Wounded by shrapnel at the Hindenburg Line Sept. 29, 1918. Sent to 1st Southern Gen. Hospital, Birmingham, Eng., U. S. Hospital Gen. No. 20, Ft. McHenry, Md., nine months. Landed in USA Dec. 16, 1918. Mustered out at Ft. McHenry

Ray Williams

Musician, Inf., Co. A, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Davidson County; son of M. F. and Mrs. L. D. Williams. Husband of Mrs. Callie McNeill Williams. Entered service May 1, 1916, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Gassed at Vaux-Andigny, Oct. 10, 1918. Fought at Ypres-Lys offensive July 2nd to 4th; Somme offensive Sept. 9th to Oct. 18th; Bellicourt, Premont, Bohain, Montbrehain, Busigny, St. Martin’s River. Returned to USA April 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 17, 1919.