Location: Granville County NC

Slave Narrative of Charity Austin

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Charity Austin Location: 507 South Bloodworth Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: July 27, 1852 Place of Birth: Granville County NC I wus borned in the year 1852, July 27. I wus born in Granville County, sold to a slave speculator at ten years old and carried to Southwest, Georgia. I belonged to Samuel Howard. His daughter took me to Kinston, North Carolina and I stayed there until I wus sold. She married a man named Bill Brown, and her name wus Julia Howard Brown. My father wus named Paul Howard and my mother wus named Chollie Howard. My old missus wus named Polly Howard. John Richard Keine from Danville, Virginia bought me and sent me to a plantation in Georgia. We only had a white overseer there. He and his wife and children lived on the plantation. We had slave quarters there. Slaves were bought up and sent there in chains. Some were chained to each other by the legs, some by the arms. They called the leg chains shackles. I have lived a hard life. I have seen mothers sold away from their babies and other children, and they cryin’ when she left. I have seen husbands sold from their wives, and wives sold from their husbands. Abraham Lincoln came through once, but none of us knew who he wus....

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Saponi Indians

Saponi Tribe: Evidently a corruption of Monasiccapano or Monasukapanough, which, as shown by Bushnell, is probably derived in part from a native term “moni seep” signifying “shallow water.” Paanese is a corruption and in no way connected with the word “Pawnee.” Saponi Connections. The Saponi belonged to the Siouan linguistic family, their nearest relations being the Tutelo. Saponi Location. The earliest known location of the Saponi has been identified by Bushnell (1930) with high probability with “an extensive village site on the banks of the Rivanna, in Albemarle County, directly north of the University of Virginia and about one-half mile up the river from the bridge of the Southern Railway.” This was their location when, if ever, they formed a part of the Monacan Confederacy. (See also North Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania.) Saponi Villages. The principal Saponi settlement usually bore the same name as the tribe or, at least, it has survived to us under that name. In 1670 Lederer reports another which he visited called Pintahae, situated not far from the main Saponi town after it had been removed to Otter Creek, southwest of the present Lynchburg (Lederer, 1912), but this was probably the Nahyssan town. Saponi History As first pointed out by Mooney (1895), the Saponi tribe is identical with the Monasukapanough which appears on Smith’s map as though it were a town of the Monacan...

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James J. Walters

Sergt., Inf., Co. E, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Granville County; son of Conrad and Mrs. Loretta Walters. Entered service April 16, 1917, at Oxford, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 13, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. August, 1917; to Sergt. 1918. Fought at Ypres, Cambrai and St. Quentin. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 18,...

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Robert Kennon Taylor

Private, Inf., Co. E, 6th Div., 54th Regt. Born in Granville County in 1895; son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Taylor. Entered service May 10, 1918, at Oxford, N.C. Was sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Transferred from there to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sent overseas to France July 23, 1918. Fought at Vosges Mtns., holding line. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 23,...

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Henry Lindsey Taylor

Sergt., M. G. Co., 30th Div., 120th Regt. Born in Granville County in 1896; son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Taylor. Entered service April 23, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sent to France. Promoted to rank of Corpl. October, 1917; promoted to rank of Sergt. July, 1918. Fought in all battles in which the 30th Div. was engaged. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 17,...

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Thaddeus G. Stem

Maj., F. A., 1st Btry., 113th, Regt., 30th Div.; of Granville County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Mary Lee Stem. Husband of Mrs. Hallie M. Stem. Entered service July 1, 1916, at Oxford, Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., transferred to Camp Mills, L. I., N. Y. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Promoted to rank of Major July 13, 1917. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Woevre Plain (Verdun Sector) July 16th. On Mexican border. Was discharged from N. G. and called back into service. On border service was with 3rd N.C., stationed at El Paso, Texas. Transferred to Artly., July 13, 1917, and promoted to Major. Mustered into Federal service Aug. 5, 1917. Mustered out at Columbia, S. C., April 15, 1919. Spent 11 weeks at Ft. Sill, Okla., training for artillery; from Ft. Sill back to Sevier. Seventy-two days fighting (continuously), including time going from one sector to another. With Army of Occupation. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., April 15,...

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William C. Robards

Sergt., 120th Inf., 30th Div., Co. E. Born in Granville County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Robards. Entered the service at Oxford, N.C., June 22, 1916. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. August, 1917, and to Sergt. September, 1917. Fought at Ypres, Hindenburg Line, St. Quentin. Gassed at Vaux-Andigny Oct. 7, 1918. Recommended for commission. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 17,...

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Paul Benona Mayes

Private, Inf., Co. C, 42nd Div., 168th Regt. Born in Granville County Feb. 3, 1896; the son of W. E. and Mrs. Irene Mayes. Entered service May 24, 1918, at Oxford, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., May 24, 1918. Transferred to Camp Sevier June, 1918; from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 18, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel Sept. 11, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 9,...

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William T. Landis

1st Lt., Inf., Co. K, 30th Div., 120th Regt. Born in Granville County May 11, 1893; son of Charles H. and Mrs. Mariana T. Landis. Entered service July 27, 1917, at Oxford, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., Sept. 30, 1918. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J., May 1, 1918. Sailed for France June 5, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Aug. 1, 1917; Sept. 1, 1917, to Sergt.; Nov. 13, 1917, 2nd Lt.; April 20, 1918, to 1st Lt. Fought at Flanders Sept. 2, 1918; Cambrai, St. Quentin. Wounded at Battle of Rankoff Farm, Belgium, Sept. 1, 1918. Nature of wound, shrapnel. Sent to Menningham Hospital and U. S. B. No. 58, London. Second wound, Hindenburg line, Sept. 29,...

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Brodie Ernest Howard

Private, Inf., Co. Officers, Training School; of Granville County; son of E. K. and Alice Howard. Entered service June 24, 1918, at Oxford, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga. Mustered out at Camp Gordon, Ga., Nov. 25,...

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John W. Medford

Batt. Segt. Mjr., Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 30th Div., 120th Reg.; of Granville County; son of J. J. and Mrs. Mary Savage Medford. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Oxford. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 17, 1917. Promoted to rank of Sergt. July 26, 1917, Sergt. Major July 20, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Cambrai, St. Quentin. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 18,...

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Graham Waverly Harris

Sergt., Machine Gun Co., 30th Div., 120th Inf.; of Granville County; son of R. W. and Mrs. Mary D. Harris. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Oxford, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Boston, Mass. Sailed for France June 4, 1917. Promoted to Corpl. Aug. 4, 1917, to Sergt. July, 1918. Fought at St. Quentin, Kimmel, Belgium, Bellicourt. Has British M. M. and American D. S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 17,...

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Francis S. Bradshaw

Seaman (Navy); of Granville County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Bradshaw. Entered service April 3, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Sent to Norfolk, Va., April 4, 1917. Transferred to U. S. S. “Connecticut” April 21, 1917; then to U. S. S. “George Washington,” April 25, 1917. Sailed for Brest, France. Served on the “George Washington” 26 months, and made 18 trips across. Mustered out at Hoboken, No. 5,...

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Blount Henry Bryan

Private Med., 1st and 3rd Army; of Granville County; son of Charlie W. and Mamie S. Bryan. Entered service Aug. 9, 1918, at Oxford, N.C. Sent to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France, Sept. 13, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Aisne, Marne. Wounded at Argonne, slightly, by Shrapnel, Nov. 12, 1918. Left St. Nazairre on Sept. 19, 1918, went to Montriburg, Sept. 21, to Fleury, Feb. 29. Was with the Army of Occupation at Treves and Neuweid, Germany. Mustered out at Camp Lee,...

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Granville 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.                     Return to North Carolina Cemetery Records Return to United States Cemetery...

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