Vance County NC

L. A. Jackson

Sergt., Inf., Co. C, 120th Regt., 30th Div.; from Vance County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jackson Husband of Mrs. Zelma Jackson. Entered the service April, 1916, at Henderson, N.C. Was sent to El Paso, Texas. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for …

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Shakori Indians

Shakori Tribe: A native name but its significance unknown, though perhaps the same as Sugari, “stingy or spoiled people,” or “of the river whose-water-cannot-be drunk.” Also called: Cacores, a misprint. Shakori Connections. The Shakori belonged to the Siouan linguistic family, their closest connections being evidently with the southern division of the Siouan tribes of the …

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Slave Narrative of Reverend Squire Dowd

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Rev. Squire Dowd Location: 202 Battle Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: April 3, 1855 [HW: language not negro, very senternous & interesting.] [TR: The above comment is crossed out.] Reverend Squire Dowd 202 Battle Street Raleigh, N. C. My name is Squire Dowd, and I was born …

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Harold W. Anderson

1st Class Private, Field Hospital No. 312, 78th Div., 303rd Sanitary Train; of Vance County; son of N. and Mrs. Hulda Anderson. Entered service May 1, 1918, at Camp Dix, N. J. Sailed for France June 9, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Limy Sector, Meuse-Argonne. Mustered out at Camp Meade, Md., June 3, 1919.

Henry S. Moss

Private, Replacement, 3rd Casual, 41st Div. Born in Vance County; the son of B. H. and Katie Moss. Entered service Aug. 27, 1918, at Henderson, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Newport News, Va. Overseas to France Nov. 9, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 26, 1919.

Vance 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. Island Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (hosted at Vance County, North Carolina Tombstone …

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J.C. Briggs

Cook, Inf., Co. C, 30th Div., 120th Inf.; of Vance County; son of W. S. and Mrs. S. J. Briggs. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Henderson, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Boston, Mass. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Argonne-Meuse, Hindenburg Line. Returned to USA April 14, …

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John Lee Wester

Sergt., Adjt. Gen. Dept. Born in Vance County; son of W. H. and Lena W. Wester. Entered service at Henderson, N.C., Sept. 6, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson, Sept. 7, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 7, 1919.

Edward C. Harris

2nd Lt., M. G. Co., 81st Div. 321st Inf. Born in Vance County; son of Edward W. and Meta Earl Harris. Entered service April, 1917, at Wendell, N.C. Went to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Wounded in France Nov. 11, 1918. Died Nov. 12, 1918. An exceptionally brave officer. Carried his …

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Robert O. Biggs

Corpl. Field Artillery, Btry. B, 3rd Reg.; of Vance County; son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. N. E. Biggs. Husband of Mrs. Della Biggs. Entered service March 29, 1918, at Henderson, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, Dec. 31, 1918.

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