Interviewer: Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Lizzie Johnson Location: Biscoe, Arkansas Place of Birth: Holly Springs, Mississippi Age: 65 Federal Writers’ Project of the W.P.A. District #6 Marion County Anna Pritchett 1200 Kentucky Avenue FOLKLORE MRS. LIZZIE JOHNSON 706 North Senate Avenue, Apt. 1 Mrs. Johnson’s father, Arthur Locklear, was born in Wilmington, N.C. in 1822.
Interviewer: Mrs. Edith S. Hibbs Person Interviewed: Joseph Anderson Location: 1113 Rankin St., Wilmington, North Carolina Yes’m I was born a slave. I belong to Mr. T. C. McIlhenny who had a big rice plantation “Eagles Nest” in Brunswick County. It was a big place. He had lots of slaves, an’ he was a good
Interviewer: Mrs. Edith S. Hibbs Person Interviewed: Isabell Henderson Location: 1121 Rankin St., Wilmington, North Carolina Age: 83-84 Story Of Isabell Henderson, Negro I’ll be 84 years old come August 9. My gran’-daughter can tell you what year it was I was born I don’ ‘member but we has it down in the Bible. I
Interviewer: Mrs. Edith S. Hibbs Person Interviewed: Alex Huggins Location: 920 Dawson St., Wilmington, North Carolina Date of Birth: July 9, 1850 Location of Birth: New Bern North Carolina Story Of Alex Huggins, Ex-Slave I was born in New Bern on July 9, 1850. My father and mother belonged to Mr. L. B. Huggins. My father
2nd Lt., 114th M. G. Btn., Co. A, 30th Div., 114th M. G. Regt.; of New Hanover County; son of John Allen and Mrs. May French Taylor. Husband of Mrs. Placide Clark Taylor. Entered service March 29, 1917, at Wilmington, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to
Capt., F. A., Btry. A, 6th Div., 78th Regt.; of New Hanover County; son of Robert and Mrs. Elizabeth Stone Strange. Husband of Mrs. Mary Taylor Strange. Entered service May 25, 1917, at Wilmington, N.C. Sent to 2nd O. R. T. C., Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., transferred to Camp Logan, Texas, to Camp Douglas, Okla. Sailed
Cook, 115th M. G. Btn., Co. C, 30th Div. Born in New Hanover County, N.C., Jan. 19, 1897; son of J. P. and Fannie Russ. Entered the service at Wilmington, N.C., July, 1917, and sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Fought in all
2nd Lt., Q. M. C. Born in New Hanover County Aug. 2, 1896; son of W. C. and Annie Page. Entered the service at Wilmington, N.C., May, 1917, and sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Meiggs, D. C., and from there to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Fla. Sailed for France Oct. 10, 1918.
Sergt., C. A. C., 31st Regt. Born in New Hanover County, N.C., Sept. 18, 1894; son of T. M. and Ida Morse. Entered the service at Wilmington, N.C., July 25, 1917, and sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C., and then transferred to Eustis, Va. Mustered out of the service at Eustis, Va., Dec. 8, 1918.
Chief Mach. Mate, Naval Aviation; of New Hanover County; son of B. W. and Mrs. Mary K. Newkirk. Entered service Dec. 13, 1917, at Wilmington, N.C. Sent to Pensacola, Fla. Transferred to Great Lakes, Ill., to Hampton Roads, Va. Promoted to Chief Mach. Mate December, 1918. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Va., May 22, 1919.