Wilson County NC

Slave Narrative of Blount Baker

Interviewer: Mary A. Hicks Person Interviewed: Blount Baker Location: 106 Spruce Street, Wilson, North Carolina An interview with Blount Baker, 106 Spruce Street, Wilson, North Carolina. Yes’um, I ‘longed ter Marse Henry Allen of Wilson County an’ we always raise terbacker. Marse Henry wus good ter us so we had a heap of prayer meetin’s …

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W. E. Webb

1st Sergt., Co. K, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wilson County; son of M. Frank and Mrs. Nannie Webb. Husband of Mrs. G. L. Webb. Entered service May 4, 1915, at Wilson, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, Morehead. Transferred to Camp Greene, then to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for …

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F. P. Waters

Landman E. R. (R), Navy; of Wilson County; son of K. and Mrs. Ella Waters. Husband of Mrs. Lillie Hinnant Waters. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Wilson, from Raleigh, N.C. Sent to Receiving Ship, Norfolk, Va. Transferred to Naval Oper. Base, Hampton Roads, Naval Radio School, Cambridge, Mass., then to Receiving Ship, Norfolk, Va. …

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Frank Williams

1st Class Private, Co. K, 30th Div., 119th Inf.; of Wilson County; son of C. and Mrs. P. Williams. Husband of Mrs. Beulah Denton Williams. Entered service March 7, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Greene, transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought …

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Benjamin Thomas

Private, 1st Class, 168th Inf., 42nd Div., Co. A. Born in Wilson County; son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Thomas. Entered the service August 7, 1918, at Bennettsville, S. C. Was sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., and from there to Camp Stuart, Va. Sailed for France Sept. 15, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Left …

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Leamon Stevens

1st Class Private, 119th Inf., 30th Div., Co. C. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Stevens. Entered the service June 10, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas for France May 11, 1918. Wounded in action …

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George C. Sugg

Sergt., M. P., Co. A. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Sugg. Entered the service May 25, 1918, Wilson, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., May 25, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. July 17, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 22, 1919.

W. D. Sledge

Master Signal Electrician, 4th M. M. Regt., 14th Co. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Sledge. Entered the service July, 1917. Was sent to Chickamauga, Ga., and from there to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Greene, N.C. Sailed for France July, 1917. Mustered out at Camp Lee, …

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W. Skinner

Private, 1st Class, 321st Inf.; Co. I, 81st Div.; of Wilson County; son of J. and Mrs. Della Skinner; husband of Mrs. Thelma Skinner. Entered service April 26, 1918, at Wilson, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France, Sept. 16, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Alsace-Lorraine Mts., Nov. 11, 1918. Arrived …

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J. J. Privette, Jr.

Private, 1st Class, Co. I, 3rd Batln.; of Wilson County; son of J. J. and Mrs. H. C. Privette; husband of Mrs. Helen Mason Privette. Entered the service Sept. 5, 1918, at Washington, D. C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., December, 1918.

W. W. Woodard

Seaman (Navy); of Wilson County; son of C. and Mrs. S. E. Woodard. Entered service June 7, 1918, at Wilmington, N.C. Sent to Charleston, S. C., then on board U. S. S. Machias. Mustered out at Charleston, S. C., Dec. 11, 1918.

Culbreth M. Winstead

Wagoner, Hdqrs. Troop, 81st Div.; of Wilson County; son of E. C. and Mrs. Ella Winstead. Husband of Mrs. Quillie Patterson Winstead. Entered service Sept. 5, 1917, at Wilson, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Upton. Sailed for France July 30, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive, Vosges Mtn. Sector, …

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