Location: Jones County NC

Slave Narrative of George W. Harris

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: George W. Harris Location: 604 E Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: November 25, 1855 Age: 82 Hey, don’t go ‘roun’ dat post gitting it ‘tween you and me, it’s bad luck. Don’t you know it’s bad luck? Don’t want no more bad luck den what I’se already got. My name is George Harris. I wuz born November 25, 82 years ago. I have been living in the City of Raleigh onto 52 years. I belonged to John Andrews. He died about de time I wuz born. His wife Betsy wuz my missus and his son John wuz my marster. Deir plantation wuz in Jones County. Dere were about er dozen slaves on de plantation. We had plenty o’ food in slavery days during my boyhood days, plenty of good sound food. We didn’t have ‘xactly plenty o’ clothes, and our places ter sleep needed things, we were in need often in these things. We were treated kindly, and no one abused us. We had as good owners as there were in Jones County; they looked out for us. They let us have patches to tend and gave us what we made. We did not have much money. We had no church on the plantation, but there wuz one on Marster’s brother’s plantation next ter his plantation. We had suppers an’...

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Hubert E. White

Corpl., Btry. A, 30th Div., 113th Regt., F. A.; of Jones County; son of George W. and Mrs. Amy White. Husband of Mrs. Elizabeth White. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Pollocksville, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Was in all engagements with 113th. Gassed at Woevre Sector Nov. 9, 1918. Sent to Base Hospital No. 108, near Navers. Returned to USA March 18, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson March 28,...

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John Simmons

Sergt., Btry A, 30th Div., 113th F. A.; of Jones County; son of Becton and Martha Simmons; husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Simmons. Entered service Aug. 5, 1917, at Pollocksville. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Fought at all battles with 113th. Returned to USA March 18, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson March 28,...

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Wilbur King

Private 1st Class, Inf., Co. D, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Jones County; son of L. and Laura King. Husband of Ida Emerson King. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Kinston, N.C. Sent to Camp Wadsworth. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Fought at all engagements of 119th Regt. Returned to USA April 4, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 8,...

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John W. Creagh

Corpl., Btry. A, 30th Div., 113th F. Artly.; son of H. A. and N. E. Creagh; of Jones County. Entered service June 25, 1917, at Pollocksville, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Fought in all engagements with 113th F. Artly. Returned to USA March 18, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, March 28,...

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McKinnon Carmichael

1st Lt., Co. F, 81st Div., 322nd Inf. Son of N. J. and Mary C. Carmichael, of Jones County. Husband of Mrs. Julia B. Carmichael. Entered service June 20, 1916, at New Bern, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, transferred to Camp Jackson, Sevier and Upton. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to 2nd Lt. Aug. 15, 1917, and Oct. 31, 1918, 1st Lt. Fought at Meuse-Argonne and St. Die. Was on Mexican border six months. Returned to USA Aug. 6, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Gordon, Ga., Sept....

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Norwood G. Barrus

Pvt. 1st Class, Bat. A, 30th Div., Reg. 113th F. A.; son of I. H. and Della Barrus; of Jones County. Husband of Mrs. Addie Norwood. Entered service June 25, 1918, at Pollocksville, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France, May 26, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. Sept. 18, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel Sept. 12 to 14, 1918; Meuse-Argonne, Sept. 28 to Oct. 8, 1918; Woevre No. 8 to Nov. 11, 1918. Returned to USA March 18, 1919. Mustered out March 28,...

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Samuel L. Torrence

Sergt., Btry. A, 30th Div., 113th F. A. Regt.; of Jones County; son of A. P. and Mrs. J. Torrence. Entered service July 29, 1917, at Pollocksville. Sent to Camp Sevier, transferred to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 26, 1918. Fought in all battles with 113th Regt. Returned to USA March 18, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson March 28,...

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Jones 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 Jones County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Dogwood Memorial Cemetery Eubanks Cemetery Gillett-Sanders Cemetery Godwin-Young Cemetery Haddock Family Cemetery Harrison Cemetery Provost-Provow Private Cemetery Simmons-Kelly Cemetery...

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