Mecklenburg County NC

Slave Narrative of Robert Toatley

Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Robert Toatley Location: Winnsboro, South Carolina Date of Birth: May 15, 1855 Age: 82 Robert Toatley lives with his daughter, his son, his son’s wife, and their six children, near White Oak, seven miles north of Winnsboro, S.C. Robert owns the four-room frame house and farm containing 235 acres. …

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Claud T. Earnhardt

Private, Field Hospital No. 15, 2nd Div.; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Earnhardt, of Pineville, N.C. Entered the service at Charlotte, N.C., June 24, 1917. Trained at Ft. Ben Harrison, Ind. Sailed for France Nov. 18, 1917. Fought at Woevre, Soissons, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Mt. Blanc, Verdun Sector, Chateau Thierry, Meuse-Aisne and other …

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Edwin Short

Private. Born in Mecklenburg County. Entered the service May 1, 1918, at Charlotte, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., then to Ft. Adams, R. I. Transferred to Camp Eustis, Va. Sailed for France Sept. 5, 1918. Returned to USA Jan. 18, 1919. Mustered out Feb. 14, 1919.

Henry K. Burtner

Private, 1st class, Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 3rd Div., 30th Reg. Born Dec. 5, 1898; son of D. H. and Florence Burtner, of Mecklenburg County. Entered service Dec. 13, 1917, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., Dec. 13, 1917. Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga., Jan. 2, 1918, then to Camp Merritt, N. J., March …

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William M. Hannon

Sergeant, First Class, Q. M. C., Charlotte, N.C. Enlisted July 25, 1917, New Haven, Conn., 26th Division. Sailed for France September 9, 1917. Returned to States April 4, 1919. Discharged April 19, 1919. Served with 102nd Infantry and Division Headquarters, Q. M. C.

John N. Calder

2nd Lt., Co. C, 317 M. G. Btn.; of Mecklenburg County. Enlisted Sept. 18, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Hancock. Appointed Corpl. Oct. 5, 1917; Sergt., Nov. 11, 1917; 1st Sergt., July 11, 1918. Was commissioned 2nd Lt. April 23, 1919. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. …

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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Arlington …

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Sugeree Indians

Sugeree Tribe: Speck (1935) suggests Catawba yensr grihere, “people stingy,” or “spoiled,” or “of the river whose-water-cannot-be drunk.” Also called: Suturees, a synonym of 1715. Sugeree Connections. —No words of their language have been preserved, but there is every reason to suppose that they belonged to the Siouan linguistic family and were closely related to …

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Biography of Robert Irwin

“Robert Irwin” was a distinguished officer, and performed important military service during the Revolutionary War. In 1776, he and William Alexander each, commanded a regiment under General Rutherford, in the expedition from Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, and other counties, to subdue the Cherokee Indians, who were committing murders and numerous depredations upon the frontier settlements. After …

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