The subject of this sketch was born in Surry (now Yadkin) county, North Carolina, December 21, 1817. He lived with his father, who was a farmer in moderate circumstances, until nineteen years of age, and than left the farm to engage at school-teaching, and thereby secured the means to complete his education. In June, 1839, Mr. Williams immigrated to Missouri and located in Ray county, where he taught school until 1842 and then removed to what is now Harrison county. After living there one year our subject came to Daviess county, and has resided here ever since. On the 31st
Location: Surry County NC
Interviewer: Mary A. Hicks Person Interviewed: Laura Bell Location: 2 Bragg Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Age: 73 An interview with Laura Bell, 73 years old, of 2 Bragg Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. Being informed that Laura Bell was an old slavery Negro, I went immediately to the little two-room shack with its fallen roof and shaky steps. As I approached the shack I noticed that the storm had done great damage to the chaney-berry tree in her yard, fallen limbs litterin’ the ground, which was an inch deep in garbage and water. The porch was littered with old planks and
LEVI SMITH. Among the many agriculturists who have devoted their attention to the occupation of tilling the soil in Howell Township, Howell County, Missouri, Levi Smith is one of the foremost, and he owes the success which has attended his operations in this respect to his own good fighting qualities. He owes his nativity to Surry County, N. C., where he was born in 1838. Son of Rev. Thomas and Candace (Snow) Smith, who were born in Wilkes and Surry Counties, N. C., in 1812 and 1814, respectively. They were reared, educated in a limited way, and married in their
HON. STEVEN L. WILES. Mr. Wiles is a prominent citizen of Polk Township, and one whose constancy to the business in hand and whose thrift have added so greatly to the value of the agricultural region. He is a native of North Carolina, was born in Surry County in the year 1831, and is the son of Steven and Rachel (Steelman) Wiles, also natives of Surry County, N. C. Our subject’s paternal grandfather, Steven Wiles, was born in England and there reared and married. Prior to the Revolutionary War he came to the United States and located in Surry County,
ALLEN PHILLIPS. The creditable condition of agricultural life in Boone County, Arkansas, is due to a great extent to the enterprise, energy and intelligence of her worthy tillers of the soil, prominent among whom may be mentioned. Allen Phillips, born in Surry County, N. C., February 12, 1847, a son of A. and Susan (Wilburn) Phillips, who were born, reared, married and died in the Old North State. The father was a leading Democrat of his day, was a prosperous farmer, but the late war swept away a considerable portion of his Property. He and wife had the following children:
JAMES M. PARKER. – There is no more worthy subject for the pen of the writer than the sturdy, faithful pioneer. Little will ever be said concerning that life compared with the amount that might really be mentioned in praise of this noble class of individuals. We are pleased to announce that the man whose name appears at the head of this article belonged to that number of praiseworthy men who opened this country, doing work here before the middle of the last century, and from that time until the present maintaining an upright demeanor, displaying good ability to properly
For over half a century Micajah H. Phillips has made his home in Oklahoma and for many years he was an active factor in the agricultural development of the state, but is now living retired on his farm near Delaware, in Nowata county, having reached the age of seventy-eight years. He was born in Surry county, North Carolina, April 30, 1843, and in May, 1870, when a young man of twenty-seven years, he came to Indian Territory casting in U-10 lot with its pioneer settlers. He acquired land seven miles south of Tahlequah and for eight years there engaged in
Private, Inf., M. G., Co. G, 30th Div., 19th Regt. Born in Surry County Jan. 6, 1894; son of Joseph A. Snow and Elizabeth Cora Key Snow. Entered service April, 1917, at Mount Airy, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for Calais, France, May, 1917. Killed Oct. 11, 1918.
Capt., Q. M. C., Co. B, 304th Regt., 310th Service Btn. Born in Surry County May 5, 1891; son of Joseph A. Snow and Cora Elizabeth Key Snow. Husband of Tula Nina Waller. Entered service May 2, 1917, at Mount Airy, N.C., and sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., May 2, 1917. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C., Aug. 29, 1917. Sailed for France Jan. 12, 1918. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Aug. 15, 1917. On Nov. 1, 1917, was promoted to 1st Lt. Promoted to rank of Capt. Feb. 13, 1919. Returned to USA July 9, 1919. Mustered out
Sergt., P. M. G. Born in Surry County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Swanson. Entered the service at Mt. Airy, N.C., Sept. 7, 1917. Was sent to Camp Greene, N.C. Mustered out at Camp Greene, N.C., Dec. 12, 1919. Served with P. M. G. Dept., N.C. Detachment.