Location: Alamance County NC

Sissipahaw Indians

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sissipahaw Tribe: Meaning unknown. Sissipahaw Connections.-The Sissipahaw were probably of the Siouan linguistic family though no words of their language are known. Sissipahaw Location.-The principal Sissipahaw settlement appears to have been about the present Saxapahaw on Haw River in the lower part of Alamance County. (See also South Carolina.) Sissipahaw History.-The name of this tribe is possibly preserved in the Sauxpa mentioned by the Spanish officer Vandera in 1569 as a place visited by Juan Pardo. Lawson (1860) spoke of them in connection with his travels through Carolina in 1701, but he did not visit them. Barnwell (1908) identified them with the Shakori with whom they were doubtless nearly allied and of whom they may have been a branch. They united with other tribes of the region against the English in the Yamasee war of 1715, and later with other┬áSiouan remnants probably joined the Catawba. Sissipahaw Population.-Mooney (1928) estimates the Sissipahaw at 800 in 1600. “Haw Old Fields” constituted the largest body of fertile land in the region. Connections in which they have become noted. The name Sissipahaw has been brought down to our times by Haw River and the towns of Haw River and Saxapahaw on the same, in Alamance County, N....

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H. P. Whitted

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Master Eng., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 105th Eng. Regt.; of Alamance County; son of W. H. and Mrs. Alice S. Whitted. Entered service Aug. 13, 1917, at Greenville, S. C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Fought at Voormizelle, Belgium, Busigny, Montbrehain, La Selle River, Premont. Returned to USA April 13, 1919; landed at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 18,...

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Galen Claude Somers

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Corpl., Central Officers’ Training School; of Alamance County; son of J. W. and Mrs. Phoebe Somers. Husband of Mrs. Lillie Somers. Entered service April 25, 1918, at Burlington, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Gordon. Mustered out at Camp Gordon Nov. 29,...

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James F. Steele

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Private, Co. B, 30th Div., 119th Inf. Reg.; of Alamance County; son of J. L. and Mary Steele. Husband of Mrs. Cora Steele. Entered service Sept. 3, 1917, at Graham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Wounded near Mazinghein, France, Oct. 18th. Fought at Ypres, Voormizelle, Bellicourt, Premont and Busigny, Escaufourt, St. Quentin, Bohain, St. Souplet and Mazinghein. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 8, 1919. His Grandfathers Steele and Pasits, and Mrs. Steele’s grandfathers, Mr. Hodgin, and Mr. Ward, fought in the Civil...

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Marion P. Nicholson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, Inf., Co. I, 81st Div., 321st Inf.; of Alamance County; son of J. W. and Mrs. Margrett E. Nicholson. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Mebane, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Fought at Vosges, Meuse-Argonne. Returned to USA June 20, 1919. Landed at Newport News. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 27,...

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T. W. McBane

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ph.M., U. S. N. R. F.; of Alamance County; son of M. C. and Mrs. Elvire McBane. Entered service January, 1918, at Graham, N.C. Sent to Opr. Base, Va. Transferred to U. S. S. George Washington, U. S. S. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, N. Y. Sailed for Brest, France, June, 1918. Made four complete trips across to France. Released from active service and returned to USA Dec. 1, 1918, Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 15,...

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Hurley E. Whitesell

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, 17th Oversea Bty., F. A. R. D.; of Alamance County; son of J. A. and Mrs. E. J. Whitesell. Entered service Aug. 26, 1918, at Elon College, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Hill. Overseas on the Kroonland. Promoted to rank of Corpl. October, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, Dec. 13,...

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George E. Holt, Jr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Supply Sergt., Inf., Hdqrs., 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Alamance County; son of George E. and Mrs. A. Y. Holt. Entered service May 1, 1917, at Graham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Landed June 5, 1918. Fought at Bellicourt, Nauroy, Montbrehain, St. Souplet. Arrived in USA March 3, 1919. Landed at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 17,...

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Mike H. Mellas

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Private, Engineers, Co. E, 30th Div., 105th Reg. Born in Alamance County; son of Hage Mellas and Mrs. Saharo Mellas. Entered service June 5, 1917, at Burlington, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Fought at Voormizelle, Bellicourt, Mont Brehain, Vaux Andigny, LaSelle. Gassed at Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1918. Sent to French Hospital 115. Returned April 12, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 18,...

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Henry W. Johnston

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Private, Machine Gun Btn., Co. B, 81st Div., 316th Machine Gun. Born in Alamance County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Johnston. Entered the service Sept. 19, 1917, at Mebane, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Hancock, Ga. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Fought at St. Die Sector, Handemont, Nov. 9th, 10th and 11th, 1918. Returned to USA June 20, 1919. Landed at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 28,...

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George A. Iseley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Sergt., Medical Corps; of Alamance County; son of John H. and Mrs. Alice Iseley. Entered service May 18, 1917, at Burlington, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Texas, to Washington, D. C. Sailed for France Jan. 26, 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Class Sert., 1918. Returned to USA July 1, 1919, at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 19,...

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Willard C. Goley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sergt., Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Alamance County; son of W. R. and Mrs. Lou Goley. Entered service April 14, 1917, at Graham, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 17, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Sept. 1, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Hindenburg Line and all other engagements up to Sept. 27th. Gassed at Bellicourt Sept. 27, 1918. Sent to Base Hospital No. 37, Dartford. Returned to USA Dec., 1918. Mustered out at Camp Greene, Jan. 15,...

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Jesse Graham Nicks

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, Co. H, 30th Div., 119th Inf. Reg.; of Alamance County; son of A. H. and Donna E. Nicks. Entered service April 1, 1918, at Swepsonville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Was in all battles with 119th until wounded near St. Souplet, Oct. 10, 1918, by shell. Sent to Australian Hospital, then Convalescent Camp, France. Returned to USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 9,...

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Enoch Riley

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, 1st Class, Co. H, 30th Div., 120th Reg. Inf.; of Alamance County; son of G. H. and Laura Elizabeth Riley. Entered service September, 1917, at Haw River, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France, May 11, 1918. Was in all battles of the 120th Inf. Returned to USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 8,...

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Guy DeCamp

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, A. S. C.; of Alamance County; son of G. C. Woodworth and Anna L. DeCamp. Entered the service at Graham, N.C., Aug. 5, 1918, and sent to Camp Upton. Sailed for France Sept. 15, 1918. Returned to the USA April 28, 1919, and mustered out of the service at Washington, D. C., July 25,...

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