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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Thomas E. Davis

Private, 1st Class, Btry. F, 53rd C. A. C. Regt; son of G. W. and Mrs. C. Davis; of Wayne County. Entered service April 16, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Ft. Scrivens, Ga. Transferred to Ft. Adams, R. I. Sailed for France Aug. 25, 1917. Fought at Toul Sector, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne

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John J. McDonald

Corpl., Co. B, 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Wayne County; son of W. H. and Mrs. Emma McDonald; husband of Mrs. Virginia May Wilkins. Entered service June 25, 1916, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn. Transferred to Camp Wadsworth, S. C.; then to Camp Sevier and Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918.

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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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Edgar H. Bain

Capt. Infantry, Co. E, 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Wayne County; son of Theo H. and Mrs. Susan E. Bain. Husband of Mrs. Louisa Hobbs Bain. Entered service June, 1916, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Fought at Ypres, St. Mihiel, and all other

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H. Matt Allen

Major, Judge Advocate Genl., 31st and 3rd Divs., Div. Staff. Son of Judge Oliver H. and Sarah C. Allen, of Wayne County. Entered service May 15, 1917, at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. (R. O. T. C.) Sent to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., August, 1917. Transferred to Camp Wheeler, December, 1917. Sent over sea to Brest,

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The Woccon, Sissipahaw, Cape Fear, and Warren-Nuncock Indians

Of the North Carolina tribes bearing the foregoing names almost nothing is known, and of the last two even the proper names have not been recorded. The Woccon were Siouan; the Saxapahaw and Cape Fear Indians presumably were Siouan, as indicated from their associations and alliances with known Siouan tribes, while the Warren-nuncock were probably

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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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