Location: Nash County NC

Slave Narrative of Jane Arrington

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Jane Arrington Location: 301 Fowle Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: December 18, 1852 Age: 84 I ort to be able to tell sumpin cause I wus twelve years old when dey had de surrender right up here in Raleigh. If I live to see dis coming December I will be eighty five years old. I was born on the 18th of December 1852. I belonged to Jackson May of Nash County. I wus born on de plantation near Tar River. Jackson May never married until I wus of a great big girl.

Charles Bryan Ward

Sergt. 1st Class, Det. No. 6, A. S. A. P.; of Nash County; son of W. and Mrs. Rosa Ward. Husband of Mrs. Marie Gay Ward. Entered service Jan. 21st at Detroit, transferred from Detroit No. 6 to No. 1 Det., Washington, D. C. Served at Packard Plant in charge of Liberty Motors. Mustered out at Camp Meiggs, Washinggton, D. C., March 14, 1919.

John H. Strickland

1st Class Private, 119th Inf., 30th Div., Co. K. Born in Nash County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Strickland. Husband of Mrs. Nellie Strickland. Entered the service June 24, 1916, at Wilson, N.C. Was sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., and from there to Camp Royster, Goldsboro, N.C. On bridge duty three months at Weldon, N.C. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Belgium, Bellicourt, France, Premont, Busigny, St. Souplet. Returned to USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7, 1919. Served on the Mexican border eight months.

Pellie Poythress

1st Class Private, 309th F. A., Co. C, 81st Div. Born in Nash County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Poythress. Entered the service at Nashville, N.C., March 1, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 24, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive. Arrived in the United States June 22, 1919. Landed at Charleston, S. C. Was mustered out a Camp Jackson, S. C., June 26, 1919.

Richard T. Vick

Sergt., Co. D, 30th Div., 120th Inf.; of Nash County; son of A. B. and Mrs. Leah Jane Vick. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Louisburg, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Was in all engagements with his company until wounded by shrapnel at Hindenburg Line Sept. 29th. Sent to No. 12 American Gen. Hospital St. Louis, at Rouen, France, also South Meade Hospital, Bristol, Eng. Returned to USA April 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 17, 1919.

John F. Walker

Corpl., Med. Corps, 317th Amb. Co., 80th Div., 305th San Tr.; of Nash County; son of J. Fred and Mrs. Mamie S. Walker. Entered service Aug. 16, 1917, at Whitakers, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for Bordeaux, France, June 9, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. Oct. 1, 1917. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Arrived in USA, from Brest, France, May 31, 1919, at New York, N. Y., through Camp Dix. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 13, 1919.

Alvin A. Woodard

2nd Class Q. M. (Navy); of Nash County; son of Warren and Mrs. Cora V. Woodard. Entered service May 18, 1918, at Whitakers, N.C. Sent to Raleigh, N.C., transferred to Charleston, S. C., then to Hampton Roads, Va. Promoted to 2nd Class Q. M. November, 1918. Served in Naval Training School. Went to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., Officers’ Training School. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Va., Jan. 8, 1919.

A. G. Raymond

Private, 320th Amb. Co., 30th Div., 305th San. Train. Born in Nash County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Raymond. Entered service March 2, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 9, 1918. Fought at Arras-St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. Arrived in United States June 2, 1919. Landed at Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 19, 1919.

John A. Robinson

Bugler, 54th Inf., Co. D, 6th Div. Born in Nash County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Robinson. Husband of Mrs. Sula Robinson. Entered the service May 10, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Scriven, Ga., and from there to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., transferred to Camp Mills, L. I. Sailed for France July 6, 1918. Returned to USA June, 1919. Was in Germany one month with the Army of Occupation. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 24, 1919.

G. T. Rose

Sergt., Co. A, 8th Div., M. P. Regt.; of Nash County; son of W. H. and Mrs. Laura Rose. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Rose. Entered service April 1, 1911, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Was discharged March 31, 1914, at Pipe Island. Re-enlisted there April 2, 1914. Discharged Dec. 5, 1918. Was in the Philippine Islands from June, 1911, until August, 1916, then joined 11th Cavalry and went to Mexican border, then transferred to 23rd Cavalry, then to 81st F. A., then to 24th M. G. Btn., transferred to 22nd M. G. Btn., then to 8th M. P. Was in Camp