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Location: Nash County NC

Slave Narrative of Jane Arrington

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Jane Arrington Location: 301 Fowle Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Date of Birth: December 18, 1852 Age: 84 I ort to be able to tell sumpin cause I wus twelve years old when dey had de surrender right up here in Raleigh. If I live to see dis coming December I will be eighty five years old. I was born on the 18th of December 1852. I belonged to Jackson May of Nash County. I wus born on de plantation near Tar River. Jackson May never married until I wus of a great big girl. He owned a lot of slaves; dere were eighty on de plantation before de surrender. He married Miss Becky Wilder, sister of Sam Wilder. De Wilders lived on a jining plantation to where I wus borned. Jackson May had so many niggers he let Billy Williams who had a plantation nearby have part of ’em. Marster Jackson he raised my father and bought my mother. My mother wus named Louisa May, and my father wus named Louis May. My mother had six chilluns, four boys and two girls. The boys were Richard, Farro, Caeser, and Fenner. De girls Rose and Jane. Jane, dats me. We lived in log houses with stick an’ dirt chimleys. They called...

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Charles Bryan Ward

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sergt. 1st Class, Det. No. 6, A. S. A. P.; of Nash County; son of W. and Mrs. Rosa Ward. Husband of Mrs. Marie Gay Ward. Entered service Jan. 21st at Detroit, transferred from Detroit No. 6 to No. 1 Det., Washington, D. C. Served at Packard Plant in charge of Liberty Motors. Mustered out at Camp Meiggs, Washinggton, D. C., March 14,...

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John H. Strickland

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Private, 119th Inf., 30th Div., Co. K. Born in Nash County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Strickland. Husband of Mrs. Nellie Strickland. Entered the service June 24, 1916, at Wilson, N.C. Was sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., and from there to Camp Royster, Goldsboro, N.C. On bridge duty three months at Weldon, N.C. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Belgium, Bellicourt, France, Premont, Busigny, St. Souplet. Returned to USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7, 1919. Served on the Mexican border eight...

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Pellie Poythress

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Private, 309th F. A., Co. C, 81st Div. Born in Nash County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Poythress. Entered the service at Nashville, N.C., March 1, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France Aug. 24, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive. Arrived in the United States June 22, 1919. Landed at Charleston, S. C. Was mustered out a Camp Jackson, S. C., June 26,...

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Richard T. Vick

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sergt., Co. D, 30th Div., 120th Inf.; of Nash County; son of A. B. and Mrs. Leah Jane Vick. Entered service July 25, 1917, at Louisburg, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Was in all engagements with his company until wounded by shrapnel at Hindenburg Line Sept. 29th. Sent to No. 12 American Gen. Hospital St. Louis, at Rouen, France, also South Meade Hospital, Bristol, Eng. Returned to USA April 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 17,...

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John F. Walker

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Corpl., Med. Corps, 317th Amb. Co., 80th Div., 305th San Tr.; of Nash County; son of J. Fred and Mrs. Mamie S. Walker. Entered service Aug. 16, 1917, at Whitakers, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for Bordeaux, France, June 9, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. Oct. 1, 1917. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Arrived in USA, from Brest, France, May 31, 1919, at New York, N. Y., through Camp Dix. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 13,...

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Alvin A. Woodard

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 2nd Class Q. M. (Navy); of Nash County; son of Warren and Mrs. Cora V. Woodard. Entered service May 18, 1918, at Whitakers, N.C. Sent to Raleigh, N.C., transferred to Charleston, S. C., then to Hampton Roads, Va. Promoted to 2nd Class Q. M. November, 1918. Served in Naval Training School. Went to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., Officers’ Training School. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Va., Jan. 8,...

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A. G. Raymond

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private, 320th Amb. Co., 30th Div., 305th San. Train. Born in Nash County; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Raymond. Entered service March 2, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 9, 1918. Fought at Arras-St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. Arrived in United States June 2, 1919. Landed at Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 19,...

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John A. Robinson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bugler, 54th Inf., Co. D, 6th Div. Born in Nash County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Robinson. Husband of Mrs. Sula Robinson. Entered the service May 10, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Scriven, Ga., and from there to Camp Wadsworth, S. C., transferred to Camp Mills, L. I. Sailed for France July 6, 1918. Returned to USA June, 1919. Was in Germany one month with the Army of Occupation. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 24,...

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G. T. Rose

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sergt., Co. A, 8th Div., M. P. Regt.; of Nash County; son of W. H. and Mrs. Laura Rose. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Rose. Entered service April 1, 1911, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Was discharged March 31, 1914, at Pipe Island. Re-enlisted there April 2, 1914. Discharged Dec. 5, 1918. Was in the Philippine Islands from June, 1911, until August, 1916, then joined 11th Cavalry and went to Mexican border, then transferred to 23rd Cavalry, then to 81st F. A., then to 24th M. G. Btn., transferred to 22nd M. G. Btn., then to 8th M. P. Was in Camp Mills ready to sail on Nov. 11, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Dec. 5, 1918. At present Scout Master, Troop 8, No. Rocky Mount,...

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Mirton J. Oliver

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Private, 105th Amb. Corps, 81st Div.; of Nash County; son of Richard and Mrs. Annie Oliver. Entered service March 1, 1918, at Rocky Mount. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Sevier, S. C., July 16,...

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Archie D. Odom

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Lt., Btry. A, 27th Div., 106th F. A.; of Nash County; son of C. J. and Mrs. Genora Odom. Husband of Mrs. Anne Odom. Entered service March 8, 1917, at Nashville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C., to Camp Wheeler. Sailed for France June 12, 1918. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Aug. 15, 1917; 1st Lt. Feb. 12, 1919. Fought at St. Mihiel, Cambrai Hill, Argonne. Returned to USA March 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., April 1,...

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Edward Clifton Pitt

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Private 1st Class, Inf., Co. E, 28th Reg. Born in Nash County, Sept. 29, 1895; son of M. B. and Lizzie J. Pitt. Entered the service at Rocky Mount, N.C., April 11, 1917, and sent to Ft. Scriven, Ga., and transferred to Ft. M. C. Allen, Texas. Sailed for France June 12, 1917. Was killed at the battle of Cantigny, May 28, 1918, and buried in American Cemetery No. 176, No. 24, Section B, Villess Tournelle Somme. He was the first young hero killed in the service from Nash County. The citation for gallant conduct by the commander of the division of which the Rocky Mount hero was a member, is as follows: Co. E, 28th Inf.; Private, 1st Class, Edward C. Pitt, automatic rifleman, was posted in a particularly exposed position on the flank of their company in order to neutralize the effect of an enemy machine gun, which was rendering it difficult for the next company to man its parapet. These men killed six of the enemy with their fire, put the enemy gun out of action, and in spite of heavy shelling, remained at their post until Private Marshall was killed and the others were wounded by shell...

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Sylvester Parker

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1st Class Private, 324th Inf., Co. H, 81st Div.; of Nash County; son of J. D. and Mrs. Sarah Frances Parker. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Rocky Mount, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France Aug. 15, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne Nov. 9 to 11, 1918. Arrived in USA June 8, 1919, at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 25,...

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Robert Lee Pitts

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Corpl., Co. C, 81st Div., 324th Regt.; of Nash County; son of J. H. and Mrs. Florence V. Pitts. Entered service May 25, 1918, at Spring Hope. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., then to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, St. Die, Vosges Mtn. Sector. Returned to USA June 18, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 28,...

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