Slave Narrative of Blount Baker

Interviewer: Mary A. Hicks Person Interviewed: Blount Baker Location: 106 Spruce Street, Wilson, North Carolina An interview with Blount Baker, 106 Spruce Street, Wilson, North Carolina. Yes’um, I ‘longed ter Marse Henry Allen of Wilson County an’ we always raise terbacker. Marse Henry wus good ter us so we had a heap of prayer meetin’s



Robert Banks Anderson

1st Lt., Co. A, 28th Infantry, 1st Div. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Anderson. Entered the service May 15, 1917, at Wilson, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., May 15, 1917. Sailed for France Oct. 8, 1917. Promoted to rank of First Lieutenant August 15, 1917. Fought



Charlie B. Walton

Private 1st Class, M. T. C. No. 330, 330th Regt.; of Wilson County; son of Dr. C. B. and Mrs. Ora Walton. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Walton. Entered service Aug. 30, 1918, at Wilson, N.C. Sent to Camp Greene, N.C., transferred to Camp Jessup, Ga. On convoy service. Mustered out at Camp Jessup, Ga., April



W. E. Webb

1st Sergt., Co. K, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wilson County; son of M. Frank and Mrs. Nannie Webb. Husband of Mrs. G. L. Webb. Entered service May 4, 1915, at Wilson, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, Morehead. Transferred to Camp Greene, then to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for



F. P. Waters

Landman E. R. (R), Navy; of Wilson County; son of K. and Mrs. Ella Waters. Husband of Mrs. Lillie Hinnant Waters. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Wilson, from Raleigh, N.C. Sent to Receiving Ship, Norfolk, Va. Transferred to Naval Oper. Base, Hampton Roads, Naval Radio School, Cambridge, Mass., then to Receiving Ship, Norfolk, Va.



Frank Williams

1st Class Private, Co. K, 30th Div., 119th Inf.; of Wilson County; son of C. and Mrs. P. Williams. Husband of Mrs. Beulah Denton Williams. Entered service March 7, 1917, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Greene, transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought



Claude Williams

Bugler, Inf., Co. K, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wilson County; son of G. F. and Mrs. E. L. Williams. Entered service March 4, 1916, at Wilson, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for St. Nazaire May 12, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Belgium, Aug. 31, 1918, to Sept. 1,



Benjamin Thomas

Private, 1st Class, 168th Inf., 42nd Div., Co. A. Born in Wilson County; son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Thomas. Entered the service August 7, 1918, at Bennettsville, S. C. Was sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., and from there to Camp Stuart, Va. Sailed for France Sept. 15, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Left



Theodore C. Tilghman

Major, 2nd Btn., 322nd Inf., 81st Div. Born in Wilson, N.C.; the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Tilghman. Husband of Mrs. Margaret Tilghman. Entered the service May 12, 1917, at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed to France July 30,



Albert Mitchen Thompson

Corpl., Co. A, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Wilson County; son of J. E. and Mrs. J. E. Thompson. Entered service June 19, 1915, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., transferred to Camp Royster, to Camp Wadsworth, Camp Sevier, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Was in all



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