Granville County NC

Threads of ancestors, Telford – Ritchie – Mize

Alexander Telford, Sr. and his family immigrated from Ireland to land near Rockbridge Virginia during or before 1760. Alexander Telford, Jr. (1760-1844), was born near Rockbridge, Virginia, served in the Revolutionary War, married twice, and moved to Ohio, settling in Miami County. Descendants and relatives lived in Virginia, Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and elsewhere. Major families: Cleghorn, Maxwell, Millican, Mize, Richey, Seawright, and Telford.

Slave Narrative of Charity Austin

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Charity Austin Location: 507 South Bloodworth Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: July 27, 1852 Place of Birth: Granville County NC I wus borned in the year 1852, July 27. I wus born in Granville County, sold to a slave speculator at ten years old and carried to …

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Saponi Indians

Saponi Tribe: Evidently a corruption of Monasiccapano or Monasukapanough, which, as shown by Bushnell, is probably derived in part from a native term “moni seep” signifying “shallow water.” Paanese is a corruption and in no way connected with the word “Pawnee.” Saponi Connections. The Saponi belonged to the Siouan linguistic family, their nearest relations being …

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James J. Walters

Sergt., Inf., Co. E, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Granville County; son of Conrad and Mrs. Loretta Walters. Entered service April 16, 1917, at Oxford, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 13, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. August, 1917; to Sergt. 1918. Fought at Ypres, Cambrai and St. Quentin. …

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Brodie Ernest Howard

Private, Inf., Co. Officers, Training School; of Granville County; son of E. K. and Alice Howard. Entered service June 24, 1918, at Oxford, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga. Mustered out at Camp Gordon, Ga., Nov. 25, 1918.

John W. Medford

Batt. Segt. Mjr., Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 120th Reg.; of Granville County; son of J. J. and Mrs. Mary Savage Medford. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Oxford. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 17, 1917. Promoted to rank of Sergt. July 26, 1917, Sergt. Major July 20, …

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Francis S. Bradshaw

Seaman (Navy); of Granville County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bradshaw. Entered service April 3, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Sent to Norfolk, Va., April 4, 1917. Transferred to U. S. S. “Connecticut” April 21, 1917; then to U. S. S. “George Washington,” April 25, 1917. Sailed for Brest, France. Served on the “George …

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Blount Henry Bryan

Private Med., 1st and 3rd Army; of Granville County; son of Charlie W. and Mamie S. Bryan. Entered service Aug. 9, 1918, at Oxford, N.C. Sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France, Sept. 13, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Aisne, Marne. Wounded at Argonne, slightly, by Shrapnel, Nov. …

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