Location: Wilkes County NC

Irving Washington

Washington Irving at Fort Gibson, 1832

The McIntosh Creeks had been located along Arkansas River near the Verdigris on fertile timbered land which they began at once to clear, cultivate, and transform into productive farms. The treaty of 1828 with the Cherokee gave the latter a great tract of land on both sides of Arkansas River embracing that on which the Creeks were located. This was accomplished by a blunder of the Government officials, in the language of the Secretary of War, 1U.S. House, Executive Documents, 22d congress, first session, no. 116, President’s Message submitting the memorial of the Creek Indians. “when we had not a

Biography of Thomas S. Barnes

THOMAS S. BARNES, merchant and farmer of Barnesville, Reynolds County, Missouri, and one of the representative men of the county, was born January 11, 1835, in Wilkes County, N. C. His father, Thomas Barnes, was born in North Carolina, but his grandfather, Edward Barnes, although born in the United States, was of Irish parentage, his father and mother coming to America prior to the Revolutionary War. Thomas Barnes, father of subject, was reared and married in his native State and there remained until about 1835, when he started for the West, coming through by wagon. He brought his family and

Biography of Anderson Carlton

ANDERSON CARLTON. A lifetime of hard earnest endeavor in pursuing the occupation to which he now gives his attention, coupled with strict integrity, honesty of purpose and liberality in all directions, has resulted in placing Anderson Carlton among the truly respected and honored agriculturists and stockmen of Newton County. Like other representative men of the county he is a native of North Carolina, born in Wilkes County in 1825. His parents, Alfred and Polly (Ellison) Carlton, were also natives of Wilkes County, N. C., the former born in 1805 and the latter in 1806. This worthy couple celebrated their nuptials

Biography of William Brown

WILLIAM BROWN. Christian County has long had the reputation of being one of the best farming and stockraising counties in the State. Not only do the farmers here give much attention to these industries, but they are generally men of enterprise and information who are well posted on all the current topics of the day. Prominent among those who have done their full share in advancing every interest of the county is William Brown, who was born in Wilkes County, N. C., April 27, 1845, and is the youngest of four children born to Rufus B. and Ruth (Barnes) Brown.

J. A. Rector

Private 1st Class, Med. Corps, 79th Div., 313th Regt., San. Tr. Born in Wilkes County, Aug. 23, 1898; son of J. E. and Mrs. Ida Rector. Enlisted at Richmond, Va. Entered service July 8, 1917, at North Wilkesboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe July 19, 1917, then to Camp Meade, Md., Aug. 27, 1917. Sailed for France July 8, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive, Mont Faucon, Grande Montagne, Troyon Sector No. 304. Returned to USA May 29, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 5, 1919.

Alonzo H. Myers

Major, Med. Corps. Son of J. I. and Mrs. L. C. Myers, of Wilkes County, N.C. Was in service at Paris, France, for nine months before U. S. entered the war as surgeon in charge of Orthopaedical work at Base No. 2, Red Cross American Military Hospital, attached to the French Army. Transferred to U. S. Army in June, 1917. At the front for four months with the 31st Div., Alsace. In the Chateau Thierry and St. Mihiel Drives. After armistice was signed was put in charge as Medical Sales Officer of the U. S. in France. Received the Medaille

John F. Carlton

Saddler, F. A., Bty. B, 81st Div., 318th Regt. Son of W. F. and A. L. Carlton, of Wilkes County. Born April 15, 1891. Husband of Jesse Hawkins Carlton. Entered service May 29, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Overseas to France Aug. 8, 1918. Returned to the USA June 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 27, 1919.

John T. Crysel

1st Class Private, F. A., R. D. Supply Co., 9th Artly. Born in Wilkes County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Crysel. Husband of Mrs. Bessie May Crysel. Entered the service Aug. 26, 1918, at High Point, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and mustered out from there Dec. 28, 1918.

Wilkes County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

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. Hosted at Wilkes County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project Absher Family Cemetery Center Baptist Church Hosted at The Hudson Family Site Dennysville Baptist Church Cemetery Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery