Durham County NC

Slave Narrative of Ida Adkins

Interviewer: Travis Jordan Person Interviewed: Ida Adkins Location: Durham, North Carolina Age: 79 Ex-slave 79 years. [TR note: Numerous hand written notations and additions in the following interview (i.e. wuz to was; er to a; adding t to the contractions.) Made changes where obvious without comment. Additions and comments were left as notation, in order …

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Slave Narrative of Sarah Anne Green

Interviewer: Travis Jordan Person Interviewed: Sarah Anne Green Location: Durham County, North Carolina Age: 78 My mammy an’ pappy wuz Anderson an’ Hannah Watson. We fus’ belonged to Marse Billy an’ Mis Roby Watson, but when Marse Billy’s daughter, Mis’ Susie ma’ied young Marse Billy Headen, Ole Marse give her me, an’ my mammy an’ …

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Slave Narrative of Lindsey Faucette

Interviewer: Daisy Whaley Person Interviewed: Lindsey Faucette Location: Church Street, Durham, North Carolina Date of Birth: November 16, 1851 Place of Birth: Occoneachee Plantaion Age: 86 Yes, Mis’, I wuz bawn in 1851, de 16th of November, on de Occoneechee Plantation, owned by Marse John Norwood an’ his good wife, Mis’ Annie. An’ when I …

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Slave Narrative of Mary Wallace Bowe

Interviewer: Travis Jordan Person Interviewed: Mary Wallace Bowe Location: Durham, North Carolina Age: 81 My name is Mary Wallace Bowe. I was nine years ole at de surrender. My mammy an’ pappy, Susan an’ Lillman Graves, first belonged to Marse Fountain an’ Mis’ Fanny Tu’berville, but Marse Fountain sold me, my mammy an’ my brother …

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Slave Narrative of Tempie Herndon Durham

Interviewer: Travis Jordan Person Interviewed: Tempie Herndon Durham Location: 1312 Pine St., Durham, North Carolina Age: 103 I was thirty-one years ole when de surrender come. Dat makes me sho nuff ole. Near ’bout a hundred an’ three years done passed over dis here white head of mine. I’se been here, I mean I’se been …

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Eno Indians

Eno Tribe: Significance unknown, but Speck suggests i’nare, “to dislike,” whence “mean,” “comptemptible”; yeni’nare, “People disliked,”  Haynokes, synonym form Yardley (1645) Eno Connections. The Eno were probably of the Siouan linguistic stock, though, on account of certain peculiarities attributed to them, Mooney (1895) casts some doubt upon this. Their nearest relatives were the Shakori. Eno …

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Lee Z. Watson

Private, M. G. Btn., Co. B, 6th Div.; of Durham County; son of C. W. and Mrs. H. W. Watson. Entered service May 16, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., transferred to Chickamauga Park, Ga., then to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Sailed for France July 7, 1918. Fought at Alsace-Lorraine Sector, Meuse-Argonne. …

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Joseph A. White

Corpl., F. A., Btry. C, 30th Div., 113th Regt.; of Durham, N.C.; son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. White. Entered service June 19, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel offensive Sept. 12 to Sept. 15, …

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Robert C. White

Sergt., M. P., 30th Co., 30th Div.; of Durham, N.C.; son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. White. Entered service June 30, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Fought at Hindenburg Line and Voormizelle. Was Sergt. in Btry. C, 113th …

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C. C. Wilkerson

Sergt. 1st Class, Med. Corps, 81st Div., 312th F. A.; of Durham County; son of W. A. and Mrs. Mary P. Wilkerson. Entered service Oct. 5, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camps Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 8, 1918. Returned to USA June 13, 1919, at Newport News, Va. Mustered …

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Charlie V. Wilkins

Mechanic, Co. M, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Durham County; son of C. B. and Mrs. D. Wilkins. Entered service in 1917 at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Killed at Battle of Hindenburg Line Sept. 29, 1918. Buried at Bony Aisne, No. 636, American Cemetery.

John A. Teague

Corpl., Motor Am. Tr., Co. F, 4th C. A. P. Regt. Born in Durham County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Teague. Husband of Mrs. Gertrude Lenoir Teague. Entered the service June 25, 1918, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Transferred …

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