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Location: Northampton County NC

Slave Narrative of Andrew Boone

Interviewer: T. Pat Matthews Person Interviewed: Andrew Boone Location: Wake County, North Carolina. Harris Farm. Age: 90 years Occupation: Worked in show business I been living in dese backer barns fifteen years. I built this little shelter to cook under. Dey cut me off the WPA cause dey said I wus too ole to work. Dey tole us ole folks we need not put down our walkin’ sticks to git work cause dey jes’ won’t goin’ to put us on. Well, I had some tomatoes cooked widout any grease for my breakfast. I had a loaf of bread yesterday, but I et it. I ain’t got any check from the ole age pension an’ I have nothin’ to eat an’ I am hongry. I jes’ looks to God. I set down by de road thinkin’ bout how to turn an’ what to do to git a meal, when you cum along. I thanks you fer dis dime. I guess God made you give it to me. I wus glad to take you down to my livin’ place to give you my story. Dis shelter, an ole tobacco barn, is better dan no home at all. I is a man to myself an’ I enjoy livin’ out here if I could git enough to eat. Well de big show is coming to town. It’s de Devil’s wurk. Yes sir, it’s...

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Slave Narrative of Henry Anthony

Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Henry Anthony Location: Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 84 “I was born at Jackson, North Carolina. My master and mistress named Betsy and Jason Williams but my pa’s name was Anthony. My young master was a orderly seargent. He took me wid him to return some mules and wagons. He showed me what he want done an I followed him round wid wagons. The wagons hauled ammunition and provisions. Pa worked for the master and ma cooked. They got sold to Lausen Capert. When freedom come they went back and stayed a month or two at Williams then we all went back to John Odom. We stayed round close and farmed and worked till they died. I married and when I had four or five children I heard ob dis country. I come on immigration ticket to Mr. Aydelott here at Biscoe. Train full of us got together and come. One white man got us all up and brought us here to Biscoe. I farmed for Mr. Aydelott four or five years, then for Mr. Bland, Mr. Scroggin. “I never went to school a day in my life. I used to vote here in Biseoe right smart. I let the young folks do my votin. They can tell more about it. I sho do not think it is the woman’s place to vote an hold...

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M. E. Whitehead

Private 1st Class, Inf., Co. G, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Northampton County; son of E. C. and Mrs. Nettie Whitehead. Entered service Sept. 19, 1917, at Rich Square, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., Oct. 18, 1917. Sailed for Liverpool, Eng., and Calais, France, May 29, 1918. Promoted to 1st Class Private November, 1917. Fought at Ypres, Bellicourt and on Hindenburg Line. Wounded by shrapnel at Hindenburg Drive Sept. 29, 1918. Sent to English Hospital at London. Arrived in USA Dec. 23, 1918, at New York, through Camp Mills, N. Y. Mustered out at Camp Meade, Md., Jan. 14,...

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William Vance Wheeler

1st Class Private, 422nd Supply Tr. Born in Northampton County; son of W. R. and Mrs. F. Z. Wheeler. Entered service March 22, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, then to Camp Johnston, then to Camp Upton. Went to France Aug. 10, 1918. Returned to USA July 19, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee Aug. 10,...

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Dr. J. C. Vaughan

1st Lt., Med. Corps, 80th Div.; of Northampton County; son of W. J. and Mrs. Eugene Vaughan. Husband of Mrs. Martha Connell Vaughan. Entered service March 1, 1918, at Rich Square, N.C. Sent to Camp Dix, N. J. Sailed for France Aug. 15, 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Lt. Jan. 8, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive. Arrived in USA June 19, 1919, at Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., June 25,...

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M. R. Stephenson

2nd Class Seaman (Navy). Born in Northampton County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Stephenson. Entered the service Aug. 8, 1918, at Seaboard, N.C. Was sent to Great Lakes, Ill., and from there to St. Helena, Va. On duty at St. Helena, Va. Mustered out at St. Helena, Va., March 2,...

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Thomas B. Suiter

Capt., 3rd Div., 38th Inf., M. G. Co. Born in Northampton County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Suiter. Entered the service at Rocky Mount, N.C., Aug. 27, 1917. Was sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., and from there to Camp Greene, N.C. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France March 31, 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Lt. Nov. 27, 1917, and to rank of Capt. July 30, 1918. Ship was hit by submarine Sept. 4, 1918, returning to U. S. Thirty-six were killed. Transferred to 44th M. G. Btn., Capt. of Co. C, Oct. 25, 1918. Returned to the USA Sept. 17, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Logan Dec. 21, 1918. His father was in the Civil War and was...

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Ghio Wester Suiter

Capt., Med. Corps, 81st Div., 322nd Regt.; of Northampton County; son of J. L. and Mrs. Virginia F. Brittle Suiter. Husband of Mrs. Nancy Joyner Suiter. Entered service Sept. 17, 1917, at Jackson, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to rank of 1st Lt. Sept. 31, 1918; Capt. Oct. 16, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Vosges Mtns. Divisional citation, 81st Div., for Meuse-Argonne offensive. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 24,...

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E. C. Roane

Sergt., Engrs., Co. D. Born in Northampton County, N.C., Jan., 1896; son of W. E. and Nellie B. Roane. Husband of Francis Benthal Roane. Entered service at Rich Square, N.C., April 25, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Sailed for France, Sept. 13, 1918. Promoted to Segrt. June 1, 1919. Returned to the USA July 4, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 17,...

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E. R. Outland

1st Lt., A. R. C. Born in Northampton County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Outland. Entered the service May 23, 1918, at New York. Sailed for France June 3, 1918. Was promoted from Top Sergt. to 2nd Lt. and from 2nd Lt. to 1st Lt. Received the French Croix de Guerre. Was at the Argonne. Enlistment through the mail from Woodland, N.C. Mustered out at A. R. C. Hdqrs., New York City, Aug. 19,...

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Grady E. Parker

1st Class Private, Q. M. C., 309th Supply Co. Born in Northampton County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Parker. Entered the service at Potecasi, N.C., Dec. 15, 1917. Was sent to Camp Johnston, Fla., and from there to Camp Hill, Va. Sailed for Brest, France, June 12, 1918. Returned to USA July 8, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 20,...

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Dr. Carl Parker

Capt., Med. Corps. Field Hospital No. 42, 1st Army. Born in Northampton County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Parker. Husband of Mrs. Bertha Joyner Parker. Entered the service Dec. 13, 1917, at Garysburg, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sailed for France May 23, 1918. Promoted to rank of Lt. Sept. 24, 1917, and to rank of Capt. Feb. 17, 1919. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Arrived in USA April 20, 1919; landed at Hoboken, N. J. Was mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., April 23,...

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Lloyd A. Lassiter

Private, S. A. T. C.; of Section B, of Northampton County; son of E. B. and Mrs. Josie R. Lassiter and husband of Mrs. Josie Parker Lassiter. Entered service Oct. 15, 1918, at Potecasi, N.C. Sent to University of Va., at University, Va. Mustered out at University, Va., Dec. 19,...

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Everett B. Lassiter, Jr.

1st Class Sergt., Q. M. C., Co. Tr. No. 1.; of Northampton County; son of E. B., Sr., and Mrs. Josie R. Lassiter. Entered service Nov. 6, 1917, at Potecasi, N.C. Sent to Camp Johnstone, Fla., Dec. 15, 1917. Sailed for Brest, France, May 10, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. 1st Class April 20, 1918. Arrived in USA Nov. 2, 1919, at Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Dix, N. J., Nov. 8,...

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J. E. Lassiter

Private, Inf., Co. M, 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Northampton County; son of Henry T. and Mrs. Cordelia Lassiter. Husband of Mrs. Clara (Oliver) Lassiter. Entered service March 23, 1918, at Woodland, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for Liverpool, Eng., and Calais, France May 28, 1918. Fought at Kemmel Hill, Belgium. Arrived in USA April 2, 1919, at Charleston, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 5,...

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