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Slave Narrative of Lizzie Baker

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Lizzie Baker Location: 424 Smith Street, Raleigh, North Carolina I was born de las’ year o’ de surrender an’course I don’t remember seein’ any Yankee soldiers, but I knows a plenty my mother and father tole me. I have neuritis, an’ have been unable to work any fer a year and fer seven years I couldn’t do much. My mother wus named Teeny McIntire and my father William McIntire. Mammy belonged to Bryant Newkirk in Duplin County. Pap belonged to someone else, I don’t know who. Dey said dey worked from light till dark, and pap said dey beat him so bad he run away a lot o’ times. Dey said de paterollers come to whare dey wus havin’ prayer meetin’ and beat ’em. Mammy said sometimes dey were fed well and others dey almost starved. Dey got biscuit once a week on Sunday. Dey said dey went to de white folks’s church. Dey said de preachers tole ’em dey had to obey dere missus and marster. My mammy said she didn’t go to no dances ’cause she wus crippled. Some o’ de help, a colored woman, stole something when she wus hongry. She put it off on mother and missus made mother wear trousers for a year to punish her. Mammy said dey gave de slaves on de plantation one day Christmas and dat New Years wus when dey sold ’em an’ hired ’em out. All de slaves wus scared ’cause dey didn’t know who would have to go off to be sold or to work in a strange place. Pap tole...

Biography of Wade Hampton Kornegay

For three decades Wade Hampton Kornegay has been a representative of the Vinita bar and with the passing years his clientele has steadily increased in volume and importance. as he has demonstrated his ability to cope with the intricate problems of the law, while he is also recognized as one of the most progressive agriculturists and stock raisers of Craig county. He was born in Duplin county, North Carolina, April 17, 1865, and was named for General Wade Hampton, the noted Confederate leader. His parents were Henry and Jeannette (Williams) Kornegay, who were also natives of North Carolina, the former born in Duplin county and the latter in Wayne county. The father was a veteran of the Civil war and his boyhood was spent upon a farm. He afterward took up the study of law and after winning his admission to the bar followed the profession in North Carolina until his demise, while he also engaged in cultivating a farm, being successful in both lines of activity. He was called to public office, rendering excellent service as county sheriff, and throughout his life devotion to duty was one of his marked characteristics. Reared upon his father’s farm, Wade Hampton Kornegay attended the public schools and afterward was a student at Wake Forrest College, which conferred upon him the Master of Arts degree in 1884. For the next four years he devoted his attention to the profession of teaching at Richland, North Carolina, and then attended the summer law school of the University of Virginia for a year, later completing the course in Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee, from which...

Walter Albert Vann

1st Class Private, Co. C, 83rd Div., 331st Inf.; of Duplin County; son of J. T. and Mrs. K. J. Vann. Entered service May 26, 1918, at Warsaw, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Wadsworth, then to Newport News, Va. Sailed for France Sept. 23, 1918. Returned to USA March 8, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson March 29,...

J. S. Price

Corporal, Machine Gun Training Center, 50th Co., 5th Group. Born in Duplin County, Nov. 15, 1892; son of W. F. and Jasephine Price. Entered the service at Warsaw, N.C., July 21, 1918, and sent to Camp Hancock, Ga. Promoted Corporal Aug. 15, 1918. Instructor in Machine Gun Training Center at Camp Hancock, Ga., for four months. Mustered out of the service at Camp Hancock, Ga., Dec. 21,...

Robert Lee Price

Private, Inf., Co. F, 81st Div., 321st Regt.; of Duplin County; son of W. F. and Mrs. Josephine Price. Entered service May 26, 1918, at Warsaw, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, to Camp Upton. Sailed for Liverpool, Eng., Aug. 11, 1918. Fought at St. Die Sector, Verdun, Meuse-Argonne offensive. Decorations, Victory Ribbon and one star. Returned to USA June 20, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 28,...

Edwin S. Woodward

2nd Lt., Inf., Co. B, 81st Div., 317th M. G. Btn.; of Duplin County; son of J. F. and Mrs. F. C. Woodward. Husband of Kathleen Sutton Woodward. Entered service June 19, 1916, at Clinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, transferred to Camp Stuart, then to Camp Warden McLean. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Aug. 15, 1917. On Mexican border six months. Expert rifleman and McL. Gunner. Mustered out at Camp Jackson Feb. 26,...

R. M. Winders

Cook, Med. Corps, 35th Div.; of Duplin County; son of A. B. and Mrs. Comma Winders. Entered service April 2, 1918, at Warsaw, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., then to West Baden, Ind. Promoted to Cook June, 1918. Night Ward Master in Hospital in West Baden, Ind. Mustered out at West Baden, Ind., Jan. 21,...

Paul E. Rogers

Private, Ordnance Corps, Attached to 30th Div., 120th Inf. Born in Duplin County; son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Rogers. Entered the service May 27, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., Aug. 10, 1917. Sailed for France May 27, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. Oct. 11, 1917. Fought at Ypres, Bellicourt, Hindenburg. Returned to USA April 10, 1919; landed at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 18,...

Rev. Arthur O. Moore

Chaplain, 1st Lt., 39th Div.; of Duplin County; son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Moore. Husband of Mrs. Katherine Futrell Moore. Entered service July 18, 1918, at Warsaw, N.C. Sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C. Sailed for France Aug. 18, 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Lt.-Chaplain Aug. 10, 1918. A native of Mississippi. Came to N.C. in 1911, to Warsaw, N.C. For 12 months prior to commission was Baptist Camp Pastor at Ft. Caswell, N.C. On Baptist Home Mission Board, Atlanta, Ga. Mustered out at Camp Greene, N.C., Feb. 14,...

Floyd F. Jackson

Private, Artly., Btry. A, 113th Regt., 30th Div. Born in Duplin County, N.C., Dec., 1887; son of A. and Susan Jackson. Entered the service July 22, 1917. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and transferred to Camp Mills, L. I. Sailed for France June 15, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne and Woevre Sector. Mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 28,...
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