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Chowanoc Indians

Chowanoc Tribe: Meaning in Algonquian “(people) at the south.” Chowanoc Connections. The Chowanoc belonged to the Algonquian linguistic family and were evidently most nearly allied to the other North Carolina Algonquians. Chowanoc Location. On Chowan River about the junction of Meherrin and Blackwater Rivers. Chowanoc Villages Catoking, (probably) near Gatesville, in Gates County. Maraton, on the east bank of Chowan River in Chowan County. Metocaum, on Chowan River in the present Bertie County. Ohanoak, on the west side of Chowan River not far below Nottoway River probably in Hertford County. Ramushonok, apparently between the Meherrin and Nottoway Rivers in Hertford County. Chowanoc History. In 1584-85, when first known to Europeans, the Chowanoc were the leading tribe in northeastern North Carolina. In 1663 they entered into a treaty with the English by which they submitted to the English Crown, but they violated this in 1675 and after a year of warfare were compelled to confine themselves to a reservation on Bennett’s Creek which became reduced by 1707 from 12 square miles to 6. They sided with the colonists in the Tuscarora War, and at about the same time were visited by a Church of England missionary, Giles Rainsford. In 1723 a reservation of 53,000 acres was set aside for them conjointly with the Tuscarora and in 1733 they were given permission to incorporate with that tribe. They continued to decline in numbers until in 1755 Governor Dobbs stated that only 2 men and 3 women were left. Chowanoc Population. In 1584-85 one of the Chowanoc towns, Ohanoak was said to contain 700 warriors, and Mooney (1928) estimates their numbers at...

E. N. Nicholson

Sergt., Med. Corps, 115th Amb. Co., 29th Div., 104th San. Tr.; of Hertford County; son of T. H. and Mrs. Rowena Nicholson. Entered service May 15, 1917, at Murfreesboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. Sailed for Cherbourg, France, July 12, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. May 15, 1917. Fought at Alsace Front, Meuse-Argonne. Gassed at Haumont Oct. 24, 1918. Sent to Base Hospital No. 18. Arrived in USA March 6, 1919, at Hoboken, N. J., through Camp Merritt, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Meade, Md., March 29,...

William I. Hill

Private, Inf., Co. G, 358th Regt., 90th Div. Born in Hertford County, N.C., May 18, 1891; son of A. T. and Rosa D. Hill. Entered the service at Cofield, N.C., May 29, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., and then to Camp Upton. Sailed for France Sept. 17, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne and St. Mihiel. Trained with the 81st Div., but transferred to 90th Div. Returned to the USA June 7, 1919, and mustered out of the service at Camp Lee, Va., June 19,...

John R. Jordan

Private, Pioneer Inf., Co. C, 56th Regt. Born in Hertford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jordan. Husband of Mrs. Ina Mitchell Jordan. Entered the service Aug. 5, 1918, at Winton, N.C. Was sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Sailed for France Sept. 13, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Landed in USA June 25, 1919, at Newport News, Va. Was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 5,...

E. F. Deames

Mechanic, Inf., Co. E, 156th Depot Brig.; of Hertford County; son of W. D. and Mrs. Ida N. Deames. Entered service March 27, 1918, at Murfreesboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier Sept. 13, 1918. Promoted to rank of Mechanic May, 1918. Acted as Instructor on drill field and did mechanical work. Mustered out at Camp Sevier, S. C., Dec. 7,...

Norfleet E. Underwood

Private, 54th Inf., Co. G, 6th Div. Born in Hertford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Underwood. Entered the service May 10, 1918, at Murfreesboro, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Scriven, Ga., and from there to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Sailed for France July 23, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. Aug. 27, 1918. Fought at Alsace Sector. Arrived in USA June 10, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 14,...

Hertford County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hosted at Hertford County, NCGenWeb Archives Ahoskie Baptist Church Cemetery Ahoskie Cemetery Ahoskie City Cemetery Ahoskie Presbyterian Church Cemetery Ahoskie (Town) Cemetery Barrett Cemetery Battle Cemetery Euclid Borland Tombstone General Euclid Borland Tombstone Harold Borland Tombstone Bowles Cemetery Brett Cemetery Brinkley Cemetery Brown Family Cemetery Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery Bynum Cemetery Carter Cemetery Chitty-Cowan Cemetery Christian Harbor Cemetery #1 (partial) Christian Harbor Cemetery #2 (partial) Christian Harbor Cemetery Cooke Family Cemetery Cotton Family Cemetery Cotton-Wallace Cemetery Darden Cemetery Darden Cemetery Dickinson Cemetery Dillard-Riddick Cemetery Duke-Riddick-Hoggard Cemetery Everett-Lassiter-Joyner Cemetery Eli Foote Tombstone Jordan Gatling Cemetery Gatling Cemetery Green Family Cemetery Hare-Barnes Cemetery Harrelsville Church Cemetery Hoggard Family Cemetery Hollomon Family Cemetery Horton Family Cemetery Jim “Catfish” Hunter Tombstone James J. Jenkins Cemetery Job Cemetery Job Cemetery – Additional Listings Jones Family Cemetery James A. Liverman Cemetery Majette Cemetery James Maney Cemetery Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery Meridith, Hichborn, Cowper Cemetery Montgomery Cemetery Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery Mulberry Grove Cemetery New Hope Church Cemetery W. D. Newsome Cemetery Philippi Church Cemetery Pleasant Grove Garden Cemetery – Terry Family Powell Family Cemetery Ramsey Cemetery St. John’s Cemetery Sears-Wynns Cemetery Sessoms Cemetery Slaughter Cemetery Spiers/Gatling Cemeteries Stoney Creek Cemetery Storey Cemetery Silvia Ussher Tombstone Thad Vann Cemetery White (aka White-Peede) Cemetery Willoughby Cemetery Whitley Cemetery Williford Family Cemetery Willoughby Cemetery Wynns-Deane Cemetery Hosted at Hertford County NCGenWeb...

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