Jason H. Helms

Musician, Navy. Born in Union County; son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. A. Helms. Entered service June 27, 1917, at Monroe, N.C. Sent to Norfolk, Va., and then transferred to U. S. S. “Minnesota,” then to U. S. S. “Utah.” On convoy and patrol duty off Irish Coast with “Utah.” Mustered out at Norfolk,



Joseph A. Helms

Ensign, Navy. Born in Union County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. A. Helms. Entered service at Monroe June 1, 1917. Was sent to Brooklyn and from there to Norfolk, Va. Was sent to Engineering School in New York. Promoted to rank of Ensign July, 1919. Mustered out in New York, Aug., 1919.



Bryson Blake Belk

Sergt. Air Service Co., 80th Squadron; of Union County; son of S. E. and Mary Belk. Entered service Aug. 2, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., then to Kelly Field, Texas. Transferred to Long Island, N. Y. Sailed for France Dec. 25, 1918, 3rd Aviation Center. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Aug.



Waxhaw Tribe

Waxhaw Indians. A small tribe that lived in the 17th century in what is now Lancaster County, South Carolina, and Union and Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina. They were connected with the neighboring Sugeree, and both were apparently related to the Catawba, and therefore were Siouan. The custom of flattening the head, practiced by the Waxhaw,



The Waxhaw and Sugeree Indians

The two small tribes bearing the above designations are hardly known except in connection with the Catawba Indians, with whom they were afterward incorporated. They may be treated together. The tribes lived, respectively, about Waxhaw and Sugar (i. e., Sugeree) creeks, two small streams flowing into Catawba River from the northeast, within, what is now



Union 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 Union County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Baucom



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