Halifax County NC

Curtis F. Rhem

Sergt., Co. H, 30th Div., 120th Regt. Born in Halifax County; son of F. G. and Mrs. E. A Rhem. Entered service July 8, 1916, at Weldon. Sent to Camp Glenn. Transferred to Camp Stewart, Texas, then to camp at Greenville, Aug. 27, 1917. Oversea from Boston, to France May 12, 1918. Was in all …

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Slave Narrative of Betty Foreman Chessier

Person Interviewed: Betty Foreman Chessier Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Place of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: July 11, 1843 Age: 94 I was born July 11, 1843 in Raleigh, N. C. My mother was named Melinda Manley, the slave of Governor Manley of North Carolina, and my father was named Arnold Foreman, slave …

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Thomas G. Bush

Private, 1st class, Engineers, Co. A, 81st Div., 306th Reg.; of Halifax County; son of John A. and Mrs. M. L. Bush. Entered service Oct. 2, 1917, at Halifax, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France July 30, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, …

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Hubert H. Reddick

Private, 38th Inf., 3rd Div., Co. M. Born in Halifax County; son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Reddick. Entered service at Washington, D. C., Jan. 18, 1918. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., then to Camp Hancock, Ga. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France April 29, 1918. Fought at Chateau Thierry, Marne. Gassed Aug. 10, …

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J. L. Tillery

2nd Lt., Inf., Co. F, 87th Div., 346th Regt.; of Halifax County; son of J. M. and Mrs. Lellia Lawrence Tillery. Husband of Mrs. Georgette Brand Tillery. Volunteered for service July 18, 1917, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., transferred to Camp Pike, Ark., to Camp Dix, N. J. Sailed for France Aug. …

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Russell L. Hale

Private 1st Class, Inf., Co. C, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Halifax County; son of T. F. and Mrs. Laura Hale. Husband of Mrs. Lizzie Hale. Entered service July 19, 1917, at Henderson, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 18, 1918. Fought at Hindenburg Line, Martin River, Oct. 18, 1918. …

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E. M. Carter

Private, Bty. B, 81st Div., 318th Reg., F. A.; of Halifax County; son of R. W. and H. F. Carter. Entered service May 28, 1918, at Weldon, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France, Aug. 8, 1918. Returned June 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 27, 1919.

Horace C. Goers

Private, 1st Class, In., Co. A, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Halifax County; son of F. and Sarah Goers. Husband of Mrs. Catherine Smith Goers. Entered service June 21, 1916, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C. Sailed for France May 27, 1918. Fought in all the …

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John J. Joyner

Sergt., 23rd M. G. Btn., 8th Div., Co. A. Born in Halifax County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Joyner. Entered the service at Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 29, 1912. Was sent to Presidio, Cal., and from there to Dodge, Iowa. Promoted to rank of Sergt. June 5, 1917. Mustered out at Camp Lee, …

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Harding Ellis Joyner

Yeoman, 3rd Class, Navy Reserves; of Halifax County; son of Rev. F. and Sarah E. Joyner. Entered service June 14, 1918, at Richmond, Va. Training at Hampton Roads, Va. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Va., July 14, 1919.

Bennie Wood

1st Class Private, Inf., Co. H, 3rd Regt.; of Halifax County; son of Ben and Mrs. Sally Wood. Entered service May 17, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., then to Eagle Pass, Tex., then to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. His brother, Leslie Wood, has been in the Army since November, 1912. …

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E. Haskell Paige

Corpl., Co. H, 30th Div., 120th Regt. Inf. Born in Halifax County; the son of T. P. and Mrs. T. P. Paige. Husband of Mrs. Beatrice Paige. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Rosemary, N.C. Sent to Camp Warrington. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred from there to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May …

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John D. Shearon

Sergt., Ordnance Dept., Hdqrs. Co. Born in Halifax County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Shearon. Entered the service April 25, 1918, at Weldon, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Hancock, Ga. Transferred to Curtis Bay, Ord. Dept., Baltimore. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Aug. 1, …

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R. L. Bryant

Corpl., Inf., 81st Div., 322nd Reg., Co. E; of Halifax County; son of J. F. and Mrs. Josephine Bryant. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Jackson, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 11, 1918. Fought at Verdun Sector, Meuse-Argonne. Was …

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Earnest Chance

Private 1st Class, Inf., Co. E, 119th Reg., 30th Div.; of Halifax County; son of J. T. and Olive Chance. Husband of Mrs. Lillie Darden Chance. Entered the service at Weldon, N.C., Sept. 19, 1917. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Merritt. Sailed …

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Charlie M. Rice

Private 1st Class, Artly., Bat. F, 81st Div., 318th F. A. Born in Halifax County; son of Nelson and Mrs. Edith Bell Rice. Entered service May 28, 1918, at Weldon, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson May 27, 1918. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y., July 23, 1918. Sailed for France. Mustered out at Camp Lee, …

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