Location: Guilford County NC

Biography of G. W. Ozmont

G.W. OZMENT. – This gentleman is a veteran of the Indian wars, a survivor of many a bloody fight in Southern Oregon, and a pioneer of 1852. Born at Greensborough, North Carolina, in 1833, he became an orphan at the age of ten, and at fifteen went to Western Virginia with an uncle, and somewhat later was in Tennessee, working on his own account. The far West, however, was the land of his dreams; and he saved his earnings to go to Paducah, and from that point to St. Louis. Three months later he was on his way to St.

Assassination of John Walter Stephens

The year 1870 is one of the years that will go down in history as one of great social and political significance, and it well marks the culmination and the decline of the Ku Klux organization. Never before, nor perhaps since, was there a time when prejudice and feeling, intermingled with crime, ran so rampant along social and political lines. It was a time when the Negro, or the white man who took any part with the Negro in politics, on hearing after Nightfall the clattering of horses’ feet or the loud tap on his door, would feel his blood

Biography of Leonard S. Weast

LEONARD S. WEAST. For over forty years this gentleman has been an honored resident of Marion County, Arkansas He was born in Guilford County, N. C., October 26, 1845, a son of Adam and Sophia (Fortune) Weast, who were born and reared in North Carolina and Virginia, respectively. The latter went with her parents to North Carolina, and there she met married Mr. Weast, with whom she moved to Arkansas in 1850, entering land where Yellville is now situated, purchasing also an eighty-acre tract in the valley of Crooked Creek, on which he built a log house which is still

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

Rollins, Ara – Obituary

Formerly of Union and Cove 1906-2001 Ara Lee Rollins, 94, of High Point, N.C., and formerly of Union and Cove, died May 9 at her home. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cove Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Schlessman of the First Christian Church officiating. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St. Mrs. Rollins was born Sept. 12, 1906, to Jacob Lanier and Alice Doyle Lanius in Gatesville, Texas. She graduated from Union High School in 1926, and on Nov. 14, 1927, she married

Franklin E. White

Private 1st Class, 317th F. A. Co., Bty. E, 81st Div.; of Guilford Co.; son of R. F. and Mrs. Mollie B. White. Entered service March 30, 1918, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson April 1, 1918. Sailed for Brest, France, Aug. 7, 1918. Was in Signal Corps. Landed in USA June 8, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 8, 1919.

Charles W. Thompson

Private, Med. Corps, Base Hosp. No. 65; of Guilford County; son of David and Mrs. Margaret Thompson. Entered service April 8, 1918, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Fort McPherson. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for Brest, France, Sept. 13, 1918. Returned to USA May 27, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 1, 1919.

F. P. Thomas

Private, 323rd Amb. Co., 81st Div., 306th San. Tr. Born in Guilford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Thomas. Entered service May 28, 1918, at Greensboro, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier and from there was sent to Camp Mills. Went to France Aug. 8, 1918. Fought at St. Die, Meuse-Argonne. Returned to the USA June 20, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 29, 1919.

Carl William Venable

Sergt., Inf., Supply Co., 13th Inf. Regt.; of Guilford County; son of J. A. and Mrs. Julia Venable. Entered service July 17, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Columbus, Ohio, transferred to El Paso, Texas, transferred to Camp Custer, Mich. Sailed for England July 20, 1918, then to Russia Sept. 4, 1918; to defense of Sector 466 Sept. 16th to 17th; offensive of Kodish Sept. 27 to Oct. 12, 1918; second offensive of Kodish Oct. 13 to 14, 1919; offensive of Avda Oct. 15th to 16th; offensive of Bolshoi Ozersky March 23, 1919. He received British Military Medal for service

Earl D. Smith

Private, Inf., Officers’ Training Camp. Born in Guilford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Smith. Entered the service at Plattsburg, N. Y., July 16, 1918. Was sent to Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y. Then to Trinity College, Durham, N.C. Acting 1st Sergt. at Trinity College. Mustered out at Trinity College Dec. 11, 1918.