Location: Franklin County NC

Slave Narrative of Mary Anderson

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Mary Anderson Location: 17 Poole Road, R.F.D. #2, Raleigh, North Carolina Place of Birth: Wake County NC Date of Birth: May 10, 1851 Age: 86 My name is Mary Anderson. I was born on a plantation near Franklinton, Wake County, N. C. May 10, 1851. I was a slave belonging to Sam Brodie, who owned the plantation at this place. My missus’ name was Evaline. My father was Alfred Brodie and my mother was Bertha Brodie. We had good food, plenty of warm homemade clothes and comfortable houses. The slave houses were called the

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 to preserve the flow of the dialect.] I wuz bawn befo’ de war. I wuz about eight years ole when de Yankee mens come through. My mammy an’ pappy, Hattie an’ Jim Jeffries belonged to Marse Frank Jeffries. Marse Frank come from Mississippi, but when

Slave Narrative of Mattie Curtis

Interviewer: Mary A. Hicks Person Interviewed: Mattie Curtis Location: Raleigh, North Carolina Location of Birth: Orange County NC Age: 98 Occupation: Sewing Before And After The War An interview with Mattie Curtis, 98 years old, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Route # 4. I wus borned on de plantation of Mr. John Hayes in Orange County ninety-eight years ago. Seberal of de chilluns had been sold ‘fore de speculator come an’ buyed mammy, pappy an’ we three chilluns. De speculator wus named Bebus an’ he lived in Henderson, but he meant to sell us in de tobacco country. We come through

Slave Narrative of Frank Freeman

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Frank Freeman Location: 216 Tuppers Lane, Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: December 14, 1857 Place of Birth: Wake County NC Age: 76 I was born near Rolesville in Wake County Christmas Eve, 24 of December 1857. I am 76 years old. My name is Frank Freeman and my wife’s name is Mary Freeman. She is 78 years old. We live at 216 Tuppers Lane, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. I belonged to ole man Jim Wiggins jus’ this side o’ Roseville, fourteen miles from Raleigh. The great house is standin’ there now, and

Slave Narrative of Charles W. Dickens

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Charles W. Dickens Location: Raleigh, North Carolina (1115 East Lenoir Street) My name is Charles W. Dickens. I lives at 1115 East Lenoir Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake County. I wuz born August 16, 1861, de year de war started. My mother wuz named Ferebee Dickens. My father wuz named John Dickens. I had nine sisters and brothers. My brothers were named Allen, Douglas, my name [HW: question mark above “my name”], Jake, Johnnie and Jonas. The girls Katie, Matilda Francis, and Emily Dickens. My grandmother wuz named Charity Dickens. My grandfather wuz Dudley

Shakori Indians

Shakori Tribe: A native name but its significance unknown, though perhaps the same as Sugari, “stingy or spoiled people,” or “of the river whose-water-cannot-be drunk.” Also called: Cacores, a misprint. Shakori Connections. The Shakori belonged to the Siouan linguistic family, their closest connections being evidently with the southern division of the Siouan tribes of the East. Barnwell (1908) identified them with the Sissipahaw. Shakori Location. The Shakori moved so frequently and there is so much uncertainty regarding their early history, that this is hard to give, but, as they usually kept company with the Eno, tenancy of the courses of

Abram Rencher Winston

Lt. Col., Med. Corps, 30th Div. Born in Franklin County, 1878; son of R. N. and Charlotte Winston. Husband of Mrs. Fannie Winston. Entered the service at Franklinton July 27, 1917. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Overseas to France May 8, 1918. Promoted to rank of Lt. Col. April 15, 1919; to rank of Captain, Feb. 23, 1903; to rank of Major, March 4, 1905. Fought at Somme, Aisne, Ypres, Lys. On Mexican border eight months. Landed in USA August 20, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Dix, Oct. 31, 1919. Holds British Decoration D. S. O., also American Citation.

Robert R. Speed

2nd Lt., M. G. Co., 30th Div., 120th Regt. Born in Franklin County June 27, 1896; son of J. W. Speed and Maggie Speed. Entered service Sept. 27, 1916, at Franklinton. Sent to Camp Stewart Oct. 2, 1916, transferred from there to Camp Sevier Aug. 1st, transferred to Camp Leon Springs Jan. 1, 1918. Sailed for France May 7, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. July 25, 1917. On Sept. 12, 1917, was promoted to rank of Sergt.; Oct. 30, 1918, promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Fought at Ypres-Lys defensive, Meuse-Argonne. Wounded at Meuse-Argonne Nov. 10, 1918, and gassed.

John D. Morris

Sergt., Inf., Co. F, 30th Div., 120th Regt. Born in Franklin County June 19, 1895; son of J. D. and Mrs. Lizzie Morris. Entered service June 3, 1915. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., July, 1917. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. 1916, Sergt. 1917. Fought at Ypres. Wounded at Ypres by shrapnel July 18, 1918. Sent to Gen. Hospital No. 6, then to King George Hospital at London, Base No. 37. Six months on Mexican border. Landed in USA Dec. 26,

L. Leonadus Preddy

Private 1st Class, F. A., Bty. B, 30th Div., 113th Reg. Born in Franklin County; son of Robert and Mrs. Ettie Preddy. Entered service April 25, 1918, at Franklinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred from there to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Promoted to Private 1st Class December, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel and all battles with his company. Landed in USA March 5, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 28, 1919.