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Location: Henderson County NC

Cheraw Indians

Cheraw Tribe: Significance unknown.  Also called: Ani’-Suwa’II, Cherokee name. Saraw, Suali, synonyms even more common than Cheraw. Xuala, Xualla, Spanish and Portuguese forms of the word, the x being intended for sh. Cheraw Connections. The Cheraw are classed on circumstantial grounds in the Siouan linguistic family though no words of their tongue have been preserved. Cheraw Location.-The earliest known location of the Cheraw appears to have been near the head of Saluda River in Pickens and Oconee Counties, S. C., whence they removed at an early date to the present Henderson, Polk, and Rutherford Counties. Cheraw Villages. The names given are always those of the tribe, though we have a “Lower Saura Town” and an “Upper Saura Town on a map dating from 1760. Cheraw History. Mooney (1928) has shown that the Cheraw are identical with the Xuala province which De Soto entered in 1540, remaining about 4 days. They were visited by Pardo at a later date, and almost a hundred years afterward Lederer (1912) heard of them in the same region. Before 1700 they left their old country and moved to the Dan River near the southern line of Virginia, where they seem to have had two distinct settlements about 30 miles apart. About the year 1710, on account of constant Iroquois attacks, they moved southeast and joined the Keyauwee. The colonists of North Carolina, being dissatisfied...

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Harry F. Williams

1st Class Private, Coast Artly., Btry. D, 61st Regt. Born in Henderson County; the son of J. W. and Annie C. Williams. Entered service July 17, 1917, at Hendersonville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Caswell, transferred to Camp Johnston, from there to Ft. Scriven. Went to France. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 8,...

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William J. Reese

Mechanic, C. A. C. Co., 7th, A. A. Btry.; of Henderson County; son of Walter and Mrs. Minnie Reese. Entered service May 28, 1917, at Hendersonville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C. Sailed for France May 19, 1918. Promoted to rank of Mechanic May, 1918. Fought at Toul Sector, Somme Sector, St. Mihiel. Returned to USA March 8, 1919, at Hoboken. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 28,...

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James M. Morris

Private 1st Class, 7th Anti-Aircraft Btry., 10th Regt., A. A. Sector; of Henderson County; son of W. A. and A. B. Morris. Entered service May 25, 1917, at Hendersonville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Caswell. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France June 10, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Verdun, Toul Sector. Gassed at St. Mihiel. Returned to USA January 5, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Wadsworth, S. C., Feb. 11,...

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Emmett E. Lott

Corpl., 9th Anti-Aircraft Bty. Born in Henderson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lott. Entered the service June 23, 1917, at Hendersonville, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Caswell and from there to Upton. Sailed for France July 12, 1918. Stationed at Toul Sector and at Paris. Landed in the USA March 7, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 24,...

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Wiltshire Griffith

Captain, Coast Artly.; of Henderson County; the son of the late R. H. and Mary C. Griffith. Husband of Inez W. Griffith. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Hendersonville. Sent to Ft. Caswell. Transferred to Ft. Monroe, from there to Ft. Caswell. Promoted to Capt. Nov. 25, 1917. In 6th Co. Nat’l Guard, N.C. Coast Artly. five years. Mustered into the Federal service as 6th Co. Cape Fear C. Artly. Mustered out at Ft. Caswell, April 9,...

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A. V. Edwards

Corpl., C. A. C., Anti-Aircraft, 7th Btry.; of Henderson County; son of W. F. and Martha Edwards. Entered service July, 1917, at Hendersonville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 19, 1918. Promoted to Corpl., when enlisted. Fought at St. Mihiel, Toul Sector, Argonne. Returned to USA Feb., 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 14,...

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A. V. Edwards

Corpl., C. A. C., Anti-Aircraft, 7th Btry.; of Henderson County; son of W. F. and Martha Edwards. Entered service July, 1917, at Hendersonville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 19, 1918. Promoted to Corpl., when enlisted. Fought at St. Mihiel, Toul Sector, Argonne. Returned to USA Feb., 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 14,...

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Claude L. English

Sergt., Trench Arty., Bty. C, attached to 5th Div., 2nd Btn. Born in Henderson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. English. Entered service at Hendersonville, N.C., July 25, 1917. Was sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C. Sailed for France June 1, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. 1915. Fought at St. Mihiel Sector, Sommes, Toul Sector. Enlisted in N.C. N. G. March 8, 1912. Was in recruiting service 1916. Returned to USA April 20, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 7,...

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Robert C. English

Sergt., Inf., Co. B, Sibeman Div., A. E. F., 27th Reg. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. English, of Henderson County. Entered the service at Spartanburg, S. C., Feb. 3, 1913. Sent to Columbus Barracks, O. Sailed for Siberia Aug. 16, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. Sept. 19, 1918. Attached to the 12th Japanese Div. Fought at Ussuri, Siberia. Was in the Philippines, sent to Siberia and with war prisoners to Germany. Returned to USA Aug. 7, 1920. Mustered out at Ft. Slocum, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1920. Was in Relief Expedition of Tampico, Mexico, April,...

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Paul W. English

Corpl., A. A. Arty., 11th A. A. Bty. Born in Henderson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. English. Entered service June 5, 1917, at Hendersonville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C. Transferred to Camp Upton. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. February, 1918. Returned to USA Dec. 24, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Greene, N.C., Jan. 7,...

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Frank Davis

Mechanic, C. A. C., Co. A, 54th Regt.; of Henderson County; son of W. J. and Mrs. Mildred Davis. Entered service May 29, 1917, at Hendersonville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Caswell, N.C. Sailed for France Sept., 1918. Returned to USA March 7, 1919, at Boston, Mass. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 18,...

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Henderson 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. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Henderson County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Bald Mountain Baptist Cemetery Conner Cemetery Hill Cemetery Mountain Page Baptist Cemetery St. Paul’s Episcopal Cemetery Stuart Cemetery...

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