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Location: Anson County NC

Anson County, North Carolina – Wills 1754-1802

A. 1760 ARMSTRONG, JAMES, William, Martin, James, Joseph. Benjamin, Mary and Matthew. 1780 AULD, JAMES, Rosanna (wife); John, Michael, Ann, Mary and Elizabeth. 1789 AULD, MICHAEL, Sedney (wife); John and Ann; Mary and Elizabeth (sisters); Rosanna (mother). 1802 ADCOCK, HENRY, Wife (not named); John, Thomas, Henry, James, Eleanor, Mary and Sapphire. B. 1785 BLACKFORD, SAMUEL, Rachel (wife); Matthew, Keziah, Sarah, Ruth and Manning. 1783 BENNETT, JAMES, Wife (not named); John, James, Silas and Minard. 1790 BLEWETT, WILLIAM, Elizabeth (wife); Thomas, William, Eli, David, James and Morris. 1802 BALEY, (BAILEY), THOMAS, Jenny (wife); John, Sally, Jacob, William, Katie, Polly and James; Elizabeth Hildreth and Milly Plunkett (daughters). 1798 BUCHANAN, BENJAMIN, Judah (wife); Benjamin, William, Mary, Joseph, John, Delphia and Henry; May Chapman and Judith Pace (daughters). C. 1754 COBURN, JOHN, Samuel, Jonathan, Jacob and Isaac (brothers); Jacob, Rebecca, Sarah and Mary (sisters). 1782 CLEMENTS, MATTHEW, Mary (wife). 1788 COLSON, JOSEPH, Mary (wife); Joseph, Susanna, John, Mary, Charity, Phereba, Nellie, Jacob, Thomas, Martha and Sanders. 1790 CLARK, CHRISTOPHER, Joseph and Francis; Ann Moorman, Agnes Harden and Mary Stitt (daughters). 1791 COLSON, JOHN, Margaret (wife); Mary; Mary Colson and John Colson (grandchildren). 1792 CURTIS, FRANCES, Anna and Nathaniel; John and William Hamer (sons by a former marriage); Frances Hamer (daughter by a former marriage). 1795 CLARK, BEVERLY, Carey (wife); John, Benjamin, Lucy, Robert, and Polly; Ann Hamer (daughter). 1797 CLARK, CORNELIUS, Sarah...

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Biographical Sketch of William J. Wynn

William J. Wynn, a retired farmer of Lake County, is the son of Ezekiel and Lucy (Threadgill) Wynn. His father was born in Virginia, and when a young man moved to North Carolina, where he married Miss Threadgill. In 1830 they moved to Wayne County, Tennessee, and in a few years to Obion County. They had eleven children, four sons and seven daughters. Mrs. Wynn was a Methodist; Mr. Wynn in politics a Whig. He devoted most of his time to farming, and was a good mechanic. He died in 1850, and his wife in 1862. His ancestors were of English descent. W. J. Wynn was born January 11, 1818, in Anson County, North Carolina. Most of his boyhood was passed at work in the cotton field, never attending school over six months; and when eighteen years of age he relied upon his own resources to make his way in life. For awhile he hired out to cut timber for the first railroad in Louisiana; then gave his time to farming. In 1843 he married Mary Barker, who was born in Benton County, Tennessee, in 1828. Of seven sons and six daughters born to this marriage six are still living. Mr. and Mrs. Wynn and five children belong to the Methodist Church. Mr. Wynn is a democrat, but gives his support to the best man, regardless of party. He...

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Silver, Nathaniel Weldon – Obituary

Nathaniel Weldon Silver, of Wallowa, a retired planerman and edgerman, passed away Monday, November 11, 1963 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been in failing health for the two past years and bedfast for seven months. He was the son of Samuel M. and Amanda E. Silver, early pioneers of Wallowa county, and was born August 20, 1881 at Burnsville, North Carolina. He had lived in Wallowa county for the past seventy years. For many years he was employed at Bowman-Hicks Lumber Company and J. Herbert Bates mill. On December 25, 1904 he was married at Bartlett to Leila Josephine Smith who survives him. He was a member of the Christian church. He is survived by two sons: Jake and Ralph of Wallowa; three daughters: Mrs. Matt (Bessie) Nelson, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. E.V. (Effie) Lewis of La Grande, and Mrs. Ira (Lois) Rhodes, of Wallowa; one sister, Mrs. Joe (Bessie) Friddles of Troy; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted yesterday (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral home from the Wallowa Christian Church, with Rev. Frank Needles officiating. Mrs. Don Scott was organist and soloist, and sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Shall We Gather At The River.” Casket bearers were: E.J. Hook, W.G. Collins, Verdo Baird, Roland McCrae, Fred Gray, and Marion McCrae....

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Furman J. Seago

1st Class Private, 320th Amb., 80th Div.; of Anson County; son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Seago. Husband of Mrs. Fanny Harris Seago. Entered service March 5, 1918, at Lilesville, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 25, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and in all other battles of his outfit. Returned to USA May 31, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 12,...

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Fred E. McSwain

Corpl., Co. E, 30th Div., 118th Inf. Regt.; of Anson County; son of C. W. and Mrs. I. H. McSwain. Husband of Mrs. Annie McSwain. Entered service July 29, 1917, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, Greenville, Sept. 1, 1917. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Fought at Hindenburg Drive Sept. 17th to Oct. 6th. Gassed at Hindenburg Drive Oct. 6, 1918. Sent to British Gen. Hospital No. 73, France. Returned to USA March 27, 1919; landed at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 31,...

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James H. Hutchison

Sergt., Batry. D, 30th Div., 113th F. Artly.; son of Mr. B. H. and Mrs. Hattie Hutchison; of Anson County. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Wadesboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France June 7, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. June, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and Woevre. With Army of Occupation one month at Colmar Berg and Luxenburg. Returned to USA March 20, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 28,...

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Francis E. Liles

1st Lt., Bty. C, 30th Div., 113th F. A. Born in Anson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Liles. Entered the service March, 1917, at Lilesville, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Oglethorpe and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Returned to USA Oct., 1918. Was transferred as instructor to Bty. 40, F. A. Mustered out Feb. 8, 1919. Promoted to Sergt. at Sevier, then to 2nd Lt. April, 1918, at Camp Custer; to 1st Lt. Oct.,...

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