James Barbour, from Worcester, Mass., located in Bridport in 1782. He made the first thanksgiving party ever held in the town, and to which the whole population were invited, the said population then consisting of six families. Mr Barbour and wife were Christians of the pure old Puritan stock, and consequently very staid and sober. On one occasion Thomas Ormsbee, a lawyer of Shoreham, Vt., reported that he saw Mr. Barbour and his wife out in their yard “pulling hair with all their might, and the old man had a butcher’s knife in his hand.” The church concluded that for
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Private, 1st class, M. P. Co. B; of Johnston County; son of Seth and Mrs. Florence Barbour. Husband of Mrs. Corinna Barbour. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Smithfield, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Promoted to Private, 1st class, June 11, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., Feb. 1, 1919.
Mess Sergt., Co. K, Inf., 30th Div., 119th Reg.; son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Barbour of Johnston County. Husband of Mrs. Florence (Batts) Barbour. Entered service June 21, 1916, at Clayton, N.C. sent to Camp Greene, N.C. Transferred to Camp Royster, N.C.; then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to Corpl, 1916; 1st Sergt. Oct., 1916; Mess Sergt. Dec., 1916. Fought in all engagements 119th Inf. On Mexican border 8 months. Railroad guard duty at Weldon, N.C., 3 months. Was at Camp Greene, N.C., 1 month. Returned to USA April 3, 1919.
Sergt., 113th F. A., B’try C., 30th Div., 113th Reg.; of Durham County; son of O. T. and Mrs. Mamie Barbour. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier Sept. 17, 1917. Sailed for France Sept. 17, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. Aug. 1, 1917. Fought at Toul defensive, Aug. 25, 1918; St. Mihiel Drive, Sept. 12th. Wounded at St. Mihiel Sept. 14th by shell shot through shoulder. Sent to Base Hospital at Toul, Base 36, Base No. 9, Base 110, Base 27. Citations at Thaiscourt. Shot through left hip at Sedan, France, Nov. 7, 1918. Transferred
Sergeant, Transport Service; of Durham County; son of O. T. and Mrs. Mamie Barbour. Entered service May 7, 1917, at Ft. Slocum, N. Y. Sent to Submarine Base, N. J., Aug. 1, 1917. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Jan. 18, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Merritt, N. J., Aug. 30, 1919.