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Slave Narrative of Louisa Adams

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Louisa Adams Location: North Carolina Place of Birth: Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina My name is Louisa Adams. I wuz bawned in Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina. I wuz eight years old when the Yankees come through. I belonged to Marster Tom A. Covington, Sir. My mother wuz named Easter, and my father wuz named Jacob. We were all Covingtons. No Sir, I don’t know whur my mother and father come from. Soloman wuz brother number one, then Luke, Josh, Stephen, Asbury. My sisters were Jane, Frances, Wincy, and I wuz nex’. I ‘members grandmother. She wuz named Lovie Wall. They brought her here from same place. My aunts were named, one wuz named Nicey, and one wuz named Jane. I picked feed for the white folks. They sent many of the chillun to work at the salt mines, where we went to git salt. My brother Soloman wuz sent to the salt mines. Luke looked atter the sheep. He knocked down china berries for ’em. Dad and mammie had their own gardens and hogs. We were compelled to walk about at night to live. We were so hongry we were bound to steal or parish. This trait seems to be handed down from slavery days. Sometimes I thinks dis might be so. Our food wuz bad. Marster worked us hard and gave us nuthin. We had to use what we made in the garden to eat. We also et our hogs. Our clothes were bad, and beds were sorry. We went barefooted in a way. What I mean by that is, that...

William T. Smith

1st Class Private, Co. M, 81st Div., 324th Regt. Born in Richmond County; son of W. R. and L. C. Smith. Husband of Emeline Gibson Smith. Entered the service Nov. 20, 1917, at Rockingham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, from there sent to Camp Mills. Sent overseas to France Aug. 18, 1918. Fought at Vosges Mtn. Sector defensive and at Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA June 18th and mustered out June 25, 1919, at Camp Jackson, S....

Robert W. Stansill

Private 1st Class, Btry. E, 39th Div., 140th F. A.; of Richmond County; son of W. P. and Mrs. Mattie C. Stansill. Entered service May, 1918, at Rockingham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 31, 1918. Returned to USA June 6, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 1,...

Walter L. Parsons, Jr.

Sergt., Inf., Co. C, 81st Div., 324th Regt. Born in Richmond County; the son of Walter L., Sr., and Mrs. Mamie Parsons. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Rockingham. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, from there to Camp Mills, sailing from there to France Aug. 14, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. September, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive. Wounded at Meuse-Argonne Nov. 9, 1918, machine gun bullet in left elbow. Sent to Bordeaux Hospital Base No. 6. Returned to USA May 20, 1919, Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 14,...

Dr. Neil G. Nicholson

1st Lt., Med. Corps, 317th Amb., 80th Div., 305th San. Tr.; of Richmond County; son of late Neil G. and Mrs. Mary A. Nicholson. Husband of Mrs. Winnie I. Nicholson. Entered service at Rockingham, N.C., Aug. 18, 1917. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 21, 1918. Commissioned as 1st Lt. Aug. 17, 1917. At Base 101, St. Nazaire, France. Fought at Argonne Forest. Returned to USA May 31, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., June 5,...

W. Nathan LeGrand

Capt., Inf., Co. G, 18th Div., 85th Regt.; of Richmond County; son of James T. and Rebecca Wilson LeGrand. Entered service Aug. 27, 1917, at Rockingham, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga., being then transferred to Camp Perry, O., Aug. 1, 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Lt. Nov. 26, 1917; Oct. 21, 1918, to Capt. Musterd out at Travis, Texas, Jan. 1,...

Victor A. Edwards

Private, 1st Class, Tank Corps, Co. B, 305th Bn. Regt.; of Richmond County; son of L. E. and Mrs. Dottie Edwards. Entered service Aug. 27, 1918, at Baltimore, Md. Sent to Camp Meade, Md. Transferred to Camp Colt, Pa., to Camp Mills, L. I. Sailed for Liverpool, Eng., Oct. 20, 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Class Private Oct. 17, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Meade, Md. May 16,...

William M. Fowlkes

Phr. Mate 3rd, Navy; son of the late Dr. W. M. Fowlkes; of Richmond County. Husband of Lula Rowe Fowlkes. Entered service July 15, 1918, at Rockingham, N.C. Sent to Norfolk. Mustered out at Norfolk, Feb. 6, 1919.

Richmond 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. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Richmond County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Everett Cemetery #1 Everett Cemetery #2 Everett Family Cemetery Ewing Cemetery Ewing-Sanford Cemetery Haywood Cemetery Marks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Nebo Wesleyan Church Cemetery Old Saron Church Cemetery Robinson Cemetery David Stanback Family Cemetery George Stanback Cemetery Steele-Ledbetter Cemetery...

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