Location: Orange County NC

H. O. Bivins

Corp., Air Service Mechanic. Co. 16th, 2nd Reg., Air Service; of Orange County; son of J. A. and Mrs. S. E. Bivins. Husband of Mrs. Alda Bivins. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga., then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France March 4, 1918. Fought at Champagne Sector. Returned to USA June 19, 1919, at Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Aug. 10, 1919.

James J. Bacon

1st Class Private Infantry, Co. D, 83rd, Div., 330th Reg.; of Orange County; son of J. W. and Mrs. Mary E. Bacon. Entered service Aug. 5th, 1918, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Wadsworth. Sailed for France Oct. 7th, 1918. Served as Prison Guard with Co. 219th P. W. E. Landed at Hoboken, N. J., on his return to USA Oct. 15, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J. Nov. 2nd, 1919. His ancestors served in the Mexican and Civil Wars.

Sam Adams

1st Class Private, F. A., 1st Div., 5th Field Artillery. Born in Orange County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Adams. Entered the service May 25, 1918, at Hillsboro, N. C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Sailed for France in August, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse, Argonne, Sedan. Returned to U. S. A. Sept. 5, 1919; landed at Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Sept. 24, 1920. Was with Army of Occupation eight months.

J. E. Allen

Bugler, Field Artillery, Battery C, 30th Div., 113th Artillery. Born in Orange County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Allen. Husband of Mrs. Grace Allen. Entered the service July 25, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier and from there to Camp Mills, L. I. Sailed for France May 27, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne, Meuse. Gassed on Woevre Sector, Nov. 5, 1918. Returned to USA March 19, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 28, 1919.

Coleman W. Allison

Sergt., 120th Infantry, Co. H, 30th Div. Born in Orange County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Allison. Entered the service at Warrenton, N.C., July 25, 1917. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Voormizelle, Bellicourt, Nauroy, Brancourt, Busigny, Mont-Brehain, St. Souplet. Returned to USA April 13, 1919. Landed at Charleston, S. C. Was mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 18, 1919.

Claude M. Tolar

1st Lt., Adjt. Gen. Staff. Born in Orange County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tolar. Entered the service at Hillsboro, N.C., May 17, 1917. Was sent to Ft. Logan H. Roots, Ark., and from there to Camp Pike, Ark. Commissioned as 2nd Lt. Aug. 15, 1917, and promoted to rank of 1st Lt. Sept. 12, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Pike, Ark., July 29, 1919.

Biography of Hon. Henry Montague Willis

Hon. Henry Montague Willis, San Bernardino, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 21. 1831. His ancestors were among the first English settlers of the colony of Virginia and Maryland prior to the Revolution. His father, Mr. Henry H. Willis, was a captain in the merchant marine, with whom the subject of this memoir made a number of voyages before he was twelve years of age, alternating between school and the sea. At the age of twelve he adopted a seafaring life, and during six years’ sailing the briny deep he visited the ports of the Mediterranean, England, France, Ireland, Rio

Occaneechi Tribe

Occaneechi Indians. A small tribe of the eastern Siouan group formerly residing in south Virginia and northern North Carolina. Their history is closely interwoven with that of the Saponi and Tutelo

Orange 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 Orange County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Carrboro Community Cemetery Cole-Womble Cemetery Clover Garden Church Cemetery Demascus Church Cemetery Harward-Webb Cemetery Hillsborough Old Town Cemetery Surnames A – F Surnames G – M Surnames N – W James and John Paul Cemetery Long Cemetery New Hope Presbyterian Church Cemetery New Section Old Section

Biography of William M’Kerrall

This well-known subject was born in Orange county, N. C., June 17,1824. At sixteen he received the appointment to West Point Military Academy, and entered same class with Gen. Hancock. He was compelled to leave school, however, on account of ill health, and returned to North Carolina. There he entered Caldwell Institute, John Wilson, D.D., president, and took a regular collegiate course. At the outbreak of the Mexican war, young McKerall volunteered and was elected first lieutenant of Co. E of the North Carolina regiment, which company he served with during the war, latterly as acting captain. On one occasion,