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Sissipahaw Indians

Sissipahaw Tribe: Meaning unknown. Sissipahaw Connections.-The Sissipahaw were probably of the Siouan linguistic family though no words of their language are known. Sissipahaw Location.-The principal Sissipahaw settlement appears to have been about the present Saxapahaw on Haw River in the lower part of Alamance County. (See also South Carolina.) Sissipahaw History.-The name of this tribe is possibly preserved in the Sauxpa mentioned by the Spanish officer Vandera in 1569 as a place visited by Juan Pardo. Lawson (1860) spoke of them in connection with his travels through Carolina in 1701, but he did not visit them. Barnwell (1908) identified them with the Shakori with whom they were doubtless nearly allied and of whom they may have been a branch. They united with other tribes of the region against the English in the Yamasee war of 1715, and later with other┬áSiouan remnants probably joined the Catawba. Sissipahaw Population.-Mooney (1928) estimates the Sissipahaw at 800 in 1600. “Haw Old Fields” constituted the largest body of fertile land in the region. Connections in which they have become noted. The name Sissipahaw has been brought down to our times by Haw River and the towns of Haw River and Saxapahaw on the same, in Alamance County, N....

H. P. Whitted

Master Eng., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 105th Eng. Regt.; of Alamance County; son of W. H. and Mrs. Alice S. Whitted. Entered service Aug. 13, 1917, at Greenville, S. C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Fought at Voormizelle, Belgium, Busigny, Montbrehain, La Selle River, Premont. Returned to USA April 13, 1919; landed at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 18,...

Galen Claude Somers

Corpl., Central Officers’ Training School; of Alamance County; son of J. W. and Mrs. Phoebe Somers. Husband of Mrs. Lillie Somers. Entered service April 25, 1918, at Burlington, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Gordon. Mustered out at Camp Gordon Nov. 29,...

James F. Steele

1st Class Private, Co. B, 30th Div., 119th Inf. Reg.; of Alamance County; son of J. L. and Mary Steele. Husband of Mrs. Cora Steele. Entered service Sept. 3, 1917, at Graham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Wounded near Mazinghein, France, Oct. 18th. Fought at Ypres, Voormizelle, Bellicourt, Premont and Busigny, Escaufourt, St. Quentin, Bohain, St. Souplet and Mazinghein. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 8, 1919. His Grandfathers Steele and Pasits, and Mrs. Steele’s grandfathers, Mr. Hodgin, and Mr. Ward, fought in the Civil...

Marion P. Nicholson

Private, Inf., Co. I, 81st Div., 321st Inf.; of Alamance County; son of J. W. and Mrs. Margrett E. Nicholson. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Mebane, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Fought at Vosges, Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA June 20, 1919. Landed at Newport News. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 27,...

T. W. McBane

Ph.M., U. S. N. R. F.; of Alamance County; son of M. C. and Mrs. Elvire McBane. Entered service January, 1918, at Graham, N.C. Sent to Opr. Base, Va. Transferred to U. S. S. George Washington, U. S. S. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, N. Y. Sailed for Brest, France, June, 1918. Made four complete trips across to France. Released from active service and returned to USA Dec. 1, 1918, Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 15,...

Hurley E. Whitesell

Private, 17th Oversea Bty., F. A. R. D.; of Alamance County; son of J. A. and Mrs. E. J. Whitesell. Entered service Aug. 26, 1918, at Elon College, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Hill. Overseas on the Kroonland. Promoted to rank of Corpl. October, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, Dec. 13,...

George E. Holt, Jr.

Supply Sergt., Inf., Hdqrs., 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Alamance County; son of George E. and Mrs. A. Y. Holt. Entered service May 1, 1917, at Graham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Landed June 5, 1918. Fought at Bellicourt, Nauroy, Montbrehain, St. Souplet. Arrived in USA March 3, 1919. Landed at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 17,...

Mike H. Mellas

1st Class Private, Engineers, Co. E, 30th Div., 105th Reg. Born in Alamance County; son of Hage Mellas and Mrs. Saharo Mellas. Entered service June 5, 1917, at Burlington, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Fought at Voormizelle, Bellicourt, Mont Brehain, Vaux Andigny, LaSelle. Gassed at Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1918. Sent to French Hospital 115. Returned April 12, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 18,...

Henry W. Johnston

1st Class Private, Machine Gun Btn., Co. B, 81st Div., 316th Machine Gun. Born in Alamance County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Johnston. Entered the service Sept. 19, 1917, at Mebane, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Hancock, Ga. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Fought at St. Die Sector, Handemont, Nov. 9th, 10th and 11th, 1918. Returned to USA June 20, 1919. Landed at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 28,...
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