Wayne County NC

Slave Narrative of Uncle Willis Williams

Interviewer: Genevieve W. Chandler Person Interviewed: Willis Williams Location: Conway, South Carolina “When wuz I born? Born in August. When I wuz born been August. I wuz a man grown pulling boxes, (turpentine boxes) when the shake wuz. I know the very night the shake come——on a Wednesday night. I wuz on door step loosing …

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Woccon Indians

Woccon Tribe: Significance unknown. Woccon Connections. The Woccon belonged to the Siouan linguistic stock, their closest relations being the Catawba. Woccon Location. Between Neuse River and one of its affluents, perhaps about the present Goldsboro, Wayne County. Woccon Villages Tooptatmeer, supposed to have been in Greene County. Yupwauremau, supposed to have been in Greene County. …

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Harvey L. Whitley

Corpl., Co. D, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wayne County; son of W. R. and Mrs. Elizabeth Whitley. Entered service April 23, 1917, at Fremont. Sent to Camp Royster, when on bridge duty at Haw River. Transferred to Camp Wadsworth, Camp Sevier, Camp Merritt, then to Boston, Mass. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought …

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J. R. Whitley

Sergt., 30th Div., 105th San. Tr., F. H., 120th Co.; of Wayne County; son of W. R. and Mrs. Elizabeth Whitley. Husband of Mrs. Ruth Sutton Whitley. Entered service Sept. 4, 1917, at Burlington, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., then to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France …

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William C. Thomas

1st Sergt., Co. D, 30th Div., 119th Inf.; of Wayne County; son of Mrs. Susan Thomas. Husband of Mrs. Daisy Thomas. Entered service July 15, 1916, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., Camp Stewart, Texas, Camp Royster, Camp Wadsworth, Camp Sevier, Camp Merritt, and sailed for France May 11, 1918. Was in all …

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W. G. Smith, Jr.

1st Class Private, Inf., Unassigned. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Smith. Entered the service July 31, 1918, at Syracuse, N. Y. Was transferred to Washington, D. C., Sept. 12, 1918, for clerical work, operating division, general staff, U. S. Army. Mustered out at Camp Meiggs, D. C., Dec. …

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Paul B. Smith

1st Class Private, 317th Amb. Co., 305th San. Tr., 80th Div. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Smith. Volunteered for service at Raleigh, N.C., from Fremont, N.C., Sept. 17, 1917. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA June 1, …

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Curtis C. Suggs

Private, Co. C, 30th Div., 119th Inf. Born in Wayne County; son of M. M. Suggs and Mrs. Ella Suggs. Husband of Mrs. Annie C. Suggs. Entered service July 9, 1916, at Selma, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, transferred to Camp Sevier, from there to Camp Royster, from there to Camp Merritt and then to …

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Henry V. Sasser

Corpl., Field Sig. Corps., Co. 306, Attached to 81st Div.; of Wayne County; son of J. J. and Mrs. Sarah Sasser. Entered service May, 1918, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Mills. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. April, 1919. Fought at Vosges Mtns., …

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Edgar A. Simkins

Major, 2nd N.C. N. G., 30th Div., 119th Inf. Regt.; of Wayne County; son of John Simkins and Elizabeth Simkins. Husband of Mrs. Sarah Alice Simkins. Entered service March 15, 1905, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Royster, transferred to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted to rank of Sergt. …

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J. M. Short

S. A. T. C., Private. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Short. Entered service Oct. 1, 1918, at Fremont, N.C. Was sent to Chapel Hill, N.C. Mustered out at Chapel Hill, N.C., Dec. 12, 1919.

Leon J. Simmons

Wagoner, Med. Corps, 317th Amb., 80th Div.; of Wayne County; son of N. D. and Addie Simmons. Entered service Sept. 17, 1917, at Mt. Olive, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Promoted to Wagoner November, 1917. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA June 1, 1919. Mustered out at Camp …

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William H. Potts

2nd Lt., Veterinary Reserve Corps; of Wayne County; son of Wm. and Mrs. Willie Potts. Entered service May 27, 1917, at Mt. Olive, N.C. Sent to Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., then to Douglas, Ariz., from there to Camp Globe, Ariz. Sailed for Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1917. Was veterinarian with 17th Cavalry in Honolulu. Returned to …

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