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Biography of Rev. Humphrey Hunter

Rev. Humphrey Hunter was born in Ireland, near Londonderry, on the 14th of May, 1775. His paternal grandfather was from Glasgow, in Scotland. His maternal grandfather was from Brest, in France. His descent is thus traced to the Scotch-Irish, and Huguenots of France,...

Biographical Sketch of Elisha Withers

Elisha Withers was born in Stafford county, Va., on the 10th of August, 1762. His first service in the Revolutionary war was in 1780, acting for twelve months as Commissary in furnishing provisions for the soldiers stationed at Captain Robert Alexander’s, near...

Biographical Sketch ofGeneral John Moore

General John Moore was born in Lincoln county, when a part of Anson, in 1759. His father, William Moore, of Scotch-Irish descent, was one of the first settlers of the county and a prominent member of society. He had four sons, James, William, John and Alexander, who,...

Biography of William Rankin

William Rankin was born in Pennsylvania, on the 10th of January, 1761, and at an early age joined the tide of emigration to the Southern States, and settled in “Tryon,” afterward Lincoln county, N.C. He first entered the service as a private in Captain...

Biography of Captain John Mattocks

Captain John Mattocks was one of the brave soldiers who fell at King’s Mountain. He belonged to a family who resided a few miles below Armstrong’s Ford, on the south fork of the Catawba river, at what is now known as the “Alison old place.”...

Bryan C. Walters

Corpl., M. G. Brig., Co. A, 30th Div., 115th Regt.; of Gaston County; son of J. H. and Margaret Walters. Husband of Hattie Noles Walters. Entered service June 25, 1917, at Gastonia, N.C. Promoted to rank of Corpl. July 1, 1918. Fought at Nauroy, Premont, Vaux-Andigny,...

W. T. Warren

1st Class Private, M. G. Btn., Co. A, 30th Div., 115th Regt. Born in Gaston County; the son of J. F. and Mrs. S. Warren. Entered the service July 4, 1917. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Went to France May 11, 1918. Fought at Ypres....

John C. Stroup

Private, Btry. E, 89th Div., 340th F. A.; of Gaston County; son of J. A. and L. E. Stroup. Husband of Annie May Stroup. Entered service June 26, 1918, at Cherryville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Stuart, Va. Sailed for France Sept. 6, 1918. Returned...

William Paul Stroup

Private, Co. E, 81st Div., 324th Regt., Inf.; of Gaston County; son of J. A. and Mrs. L. E. Stroup. Entered service May 28, 1918, at Cherryville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Fought...
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