Thomas Dillard – Will

(23 Sep 1874) In the Name of God, Amen! I, Thomas Dillard, of the County of Washington, in the State of North Carolina, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament: First, I lend to my wife during her natural life, or widowhood, the whole of my Negroes, except those given by legacy,



Biography of Edward Graham Daves

One evening in the winter of 1891-’92, in the city of Baltimore, I went to Lehman’s Hall to hear George William Curtis deliver an address before the national meeting of the Civil Service Reform Clubs. Among the prominent men on the platform I noticed a tall gentleman of middle age, with a grave and intelligent



Machapunga Indians

Machapunga Tribe: Said to mean “bad dust,” or “much dirt,” in the native Algonquian language. Machapunga Connections. The Machapunga belonged to the Algonquian linguistic stock. Machapunga Location. In the present Hyde County and probably also in Washington, Tyrrell and Dare Counties, and part of Beaufort. Machapunga Villages. The only village named is Mattamuskeet (probably on



Henry James Spruill

Sergt., Co. 2, E. T. R. Born in Washington County; son of A. G. and Mrs. Mary E. Spruill. Husband of Mrs. Faith Elizabeth Spruill. Entered service Aug. 31, 1918, at Plymouth, N.C. Sent to University, Columbia, S. C. Transferred to Camp Humphrey, Va., then to Quantico, Va. Was instructor at University and taught school



Moye W. Spruill

Corpl., F. A., Btry. B, 30th Div., 113th Regt., F. A. Born in Washington County; son of James A. and Mrs. Nancy K. Spruill. Entered service July, 1917, at Plymouth, N.C. Sent to Camp at Greenville, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt and sailed for France June 6, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne, Woevre



F. M. Sexton

2nd Class Mate (Navy), 6th Marines; of Washington County; son of W. C. and Mrs. Deborah Sexton. Entered service Aug. 8, 1917. Sent to Naval Hospital Aug. 8, 1917. Transferred to League Island. Sailed for Brest. Promoted to rank of 2nd Class Mate. Returned to USA, Hoboken, N. J., July 9, 1918. Mustered out at



Lindsey Swindell

Corpl., Inf., Co. B, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Washington County; son of J. D. and Mrs. Delphia Swindell. Entered service May 3, 1917, at Greenville, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. October, 1917. Fought at Ypres, Somme Front, Bellicourt, Busigny.



J. E. Swain

Private, Q. M. C., Co. 3. Born in Washington County, N.C., Feb. 27, 1898; son of C. F. and Mrs. Lucria Swain. Husband of Mary Swain. Entered the service Dec. 10, 1917, and sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., and then transferred to Camp Meiggs. Mustered out of the service at Camp No. 22, Rich Col,



John J. Rodgers

1st Class Private, Inf., Co. L, 81st Div., 321st Regt. Born in Washington County; son of T. W. and Mrs. Agnes Rodgers. Husband of Mrs. Bernice Rodgers. Entered service May 28, 1918, at Plymouth, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., transferred to Camp Sevier, from there to Camp Upton. Sailed for France Aug. 20,



Cicero Jones, Jr.

Quartermaster, 3rd Class, Navy. Born in Washington County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cicero Jones, Sr. Husband of Mrs. Nannie Walker Jones. Entered the service July 25, 1917, at Norfolk, Va. Was sent to Hampton Roads, Va. Was on U. S. S. “McNeal.” Transferred to Portsmouth Naval Hospital, then to U. S. S. “Cape



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