Halifax County NC

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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Rufus Thomason

Private, Inf., Co. H, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Halifax County; son of A. J. and Mrs. A. J. Thomason. Husband of Mrs. Dora (Clay) Thomason. Entered service July 10, 1916, at Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Camp Stewart, Texas, Sept. 29, 1916. Sailed for Liverpool and Calais May 29, …

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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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Edward Tillery

Private, Remount School. Born in Halifax County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Tillery. Husband of Mrs. Elaine Bullock Tillery. Entered the service at Scotland Neck, N.C., July 22, 1918. Was sent to Camp Hancock, Ga. Volunteered for service. Mustered out at Camp Hancock, Ga., Jan. 29, 1919.

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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W. E. Seifert

Sergt., Hdqrs. Co., 6th Trench Artly. Born in Halifax County; the son of G. J. and Mrs. C. A. Seifert. Husband of Mrs. Florence F. Seifert. Entered service July 15, 1918, at Weldon, N.C. Sent to Clemson College, transferred to Ft. Caswell, from there to Camp Merritt and sailed for Brest, France, Nov. 2, 1918. …

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Charlie C. Shell

Private 1st Class, Med., San. Det., 156th Depot Brigade. Born in Halifax County; son of C. E. and Mrs. Cornelia F. Shell. Husband of Mrs. Gertrude R. Shell. Entered service March 28, 1918, at Weldon. Sent to Camp Jackson March 29, 1918. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Promoted to Act. Sergt. Mustered out at Camp Sevier …

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Andrew C. Sledge

Private, Amtn. Tr., Hdqrs. Co., 81st Div.; of Halifax County; son of B. F. and Mrs. Virginia Evans Sledge. Entered service April 26, 1918, at Weldon, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 8, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Mustered out at Mitchell Field June 13, 1919.

J. L. Price, Jr.

Color Sergt., Inf. Co., Hdqrs. Div. 80th, Regt. 318. Born in Halifax County; son of J. L. and Mrs. Olinza Price; husband of Anna Dornin Price. Entered service Oct. 30, 1917, at Camp Lee, Va. Transferred to Camp at Hoboken, N. J., and sailed for Brest, France, May 30, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. …

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T. H. Wallace

Private, Med. Corps, Co. M; of Halifax County; son of G. N. and Mrs. A. M. Wallace. Entered service Aug. 7, 1917, at Jackson, N.C. Sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., Jan. 7, 9119.

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