Franklin 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 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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James B. King

Sergt., Med. Corps; of Franklin County; son of J. W. and Mary Gray King. Entered service June 1, 1918, at Louisburg, N.C. Sent to Ft. McPherson, Ga. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 30, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. 1919; to Sergt. 1919. Landed in USA July 12, 1919. Mustered out at …

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R. Syrus Holmes

First Sergt., Inf., Co. Supply, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Franklin County; son of A. G. W. and Mittie A. Holmes. Entered service May 24, 1900, Franklinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted to rank as First Sergt. May 1, 1917. On Mexican border six months. Was in N.C. N. G. from May …

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Ollie G. Holmes

Sergt., Inf., Co. F, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Franklin County; son of S. R. and Edith Mitchell Holmes. Entered service May 20, 1910. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailing for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to rank as Corpl. July, 1916, Mess Sergt. July, 1917. Fought at Ypres-Bellicourt, Hindenburg Drive. Wounded at Battle …

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A. E. Henderson

Supply Sergt., Artly., 81st Div., 306th Trench Mortar; of Franklin County; son of R. B. and Lilla Henderson. Entered service Oct. 22, 1917, at Franklinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Sailed for France Aug. 31, 1918. Promoted to rank of Supply Sergt. May, 1918. Landed in USA March 20, 1919. Mustered out at …

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T. R. Fogleman

Private, Inf., Co. F, 30th Div., 120th Reg.; of Franklin County; son of J. C. and Nannie Fogleman. Entered service May 15, 1916, at Franklinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Camp Stewart, Tex. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., Aug. 1, 1917. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Bellicourt. …

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Hugh S. Daniel

Sergt., 1st class, Inf., Med. Det., 30th Div., 120th Reg.; of Franklin County; son of J. W. and Mary Daniel. Husband of Mrs. Gordon Daniel. Entered service June, 1916, at Franklinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Camp Stewart, Texas, then to Fr. Oglethorpe, Go., then to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France May …

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George L. Cooke

Capt., Inf., Field Staff, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Franklin County; son of B. F. and S. F. Cooke. Husband of Mrs. Alice Tull. Entered service July 27, 1917. Sent to Camp Bickett, N.C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., July 29, 1917. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to rank of First Lt. …

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Walter W. Cooke

Private, Med. Corps, Amb. 317, 80th Div., 305th Sanitary Train; of Franklin County; son of B. F. and S. F. Cooke. Entered service March 3, 1918, at Franklinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Landed in USA May 30, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., …

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