Rutherford County NC

Genealogy of the Lewis family in America

About the middle of the seventeenth century four brothers of the Lewis family left Wales, viz.: Samuel, went to Portugal; nothing more is known of him; William, married a Miss McClelland, and died in Ireland, leaving only one son, Andrew; General Robert, died in Gloucester county, Va. ; and John, died in Hanover county, Va. It is Andrews descendants who are featured in the manuscript.

Cheraw Indians

Cheraw Tribe: Significance unknown.  Also called: Ani’-Suwa’II, Cherokee name. Saraw, Suali, synonyms even more common than Cheraw. Xuala, Xualla, Spanish and Portuguese forms of the word, the x being intended for sh. Cheraw Connections. The Cheraw are classed on circumstantial grounds in the Siouan linguistic family though no words of their tongue have been preserved. …

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Thomas R. Pruette

Sergt., Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 4th Div., Btn. Regt. 156, D. B. Born in Rutherford County; son of G. B. and Mrs. Margaret Pruette. Entered service May 28, 1918, at Rutherfordton. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Did clerical work in adjutant’s office. Mustered out at Camp Sevier Dec. 3, 1918.

John L. Jones

Sergt., 1st Class, Hospital Corps, Base Hospital. Born in Rutherford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Jones. Husband of Mrs. Selma Jones. Entered service May 31, 1917, at Canton, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Sevier, S. C., Jan. 13, 1919.

Rodney Hemphill

Private, 1st Class, Med., 42nd Amb.; son of Mr. G. H. and Mrs. Elmira Hemphill; of Rutherford County. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Simmons. Entered service Dec. 8, 1917, at Gastonia, N.C. Sent to Camp Ft. Thomas. Transferred to Camp Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sailed for France May 23, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Returned to USA …

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Benjamin Dalton

Private, Artly.; son of W. M. and Elizabeth Dalton; of Rutherford County. Entered service at A. and E. Training School, Raleigh, N.C., May 16, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson and transferred to Camp Taylor. Mustered out there Nov. 30, 1918.

Lloyd L. Biggerstaff

Sergt. Major, Inf. Hdqrs., 156th Dep Br.; son of J. S. and Cuttie Biggerstaff, of Rutherford County. Entered service Dec. 19, 1917, at Forest City, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 28, 1919.

Rutherford 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 Rutherford County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives) Abrams Cemetery …

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