The year 1870 is one of the years that will go down in history as one of great social and political significance, and it well marks the culmination and the decline of the Ku Klux organization. Never before, nor perhaps since, was there a time when prejudice and feeling, intermingled with crime, ran so rampant along social and political lines. It was a time when the Negro, or the white man who took any part with the Negro in politics, on hearing after Nightfall the clattering of horses’ feet or the loud tap on his door, would feel his blood
Location: Rockingham County NC
Interviewer: Miss Nancy Woodburn Watkins Person Interviewed: Charles Lee Dalton Location: Madison, North Carolina Age: 93 Ex-Slave Biography–Charles Lee Dalton, 93. In July, 1934, the census taker went to the home of Unka Challilee Dalton and found that soft talking old darky on the porch of his several roomed house, a few hundred feet south of the dirt road locally called the Ayersville road because it branches from the hard surfaced highway to Mayodan at Anderson Scales’ store, a short distance from Unka Challilie’s. Black got its meaning from his face, even his lips were black, but his hair was
Rev. Ira W. King, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a prominent citizen of Alexandria, was born December 3, 1819, in North Carolina. He is the fourth of eight children born to Prof. Tho. H. And Ann (Harris) King. The father was a native of Virginia, born about 1790, of Scotch-Irish descent, a son of Henry King, also a native of Virginia. Tho. H. was reared and liberally educated in his native State. He went to Rockingham County, N. C., when a young man, where he married about 1810. In 1820 he moved to Williamson County, Tenn., and in
CAPT. SAMUEL W. GREER. Industry, frugality and honesty were the main principles instilled into the lives of their children by the parents of Capt. Samuel W. Greer. Who can doubt but these principles, which have been adopted by Mr. Greer throughout his career, have had much to do with his success? He was born in Rockingham County, N. C., July 28, 1828. The son of John and Mary Jane (Brown) Greer, natives also of the Old North State. The mother died in that State when our subject was but a boy and the father afterward married Miss Parthenia Tuer. In
Idaho has won distinction for the high rank of her bench and bar. Perhaps none of the newer states can justly boast of abler jurists or attorneys. Some of them have been men of national fame, and among those whose lives have been passed on a quieter plane there is scarcely a town or city in the state but can boast of one or more lawyers capable of crossing swords in forensic combat with any of the distinguished legal lights of the United States. Idaho certainly has reason to be proud of her legal fraternity. In James W. Reid we
Private., Inf., Co. E, 119th Regt. Inf., 30th Div.; of Stoneville, N.C.; son of G. R. and Mrs. R. A. Hooker. Entered service Sept. 1, 1917, at Concord, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Ft. Jay, N. Y., then to Des Moines, Iowa. Now at Douglas, Arizona. Mrs. Hooker has sent three sons to fight for USA, one in navy two in the army.
Private, San. Co., 30th Div. Born in Rockingham County; the son of S. N. and Mrs. M. A. White. Entered service June 19, 1916, at Reidsville, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., transferred to Camp Merritt. Went to France May 13, 1918. Fought at Ypres. Transferred to 2nd Army Corps Hdqrs. On Mexican border from October, 1916, until March, 1917. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 7, 1919.
Private 1st Class, M. P., Co. A, 81st Div., 306th Regt.; of Rockingham County; son of F. B. and Mrs. Lena Smith. Entered service Sept. 5, 1917, at Rockingham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Mustered out of the service at Camp Lee, Va., July 29, 1919.
First Sgt., Inf., Co. 8, 2nd Reg., T. R. B. N. Born in Rockingham County, Dec. 7, 1896; son of R. T. and Mary Stone. Entered service August 26, 1918, at Stoneville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Oct. 1, 1918; Sgt., Dec. 26, 1918. Promoted to rank of Supply Sgt., Dec. 27, 1918. Promoted to rank of First Sgt., Feb. 4, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 25, 1919.
Sergt., Med. Corps, 319th Amb. Co., Div. 80th, Regt. 305th, San. Tr. Born in Rockingham County Nov. 12, 1893; son of S. L. Martin, Sr., and Mrs. Reaves John Martin. Entered service Nov. 15, 1917, at Leaksville, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. September, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel. Returned to USA June 20, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., June 28, 1919.