Location: Stokes County NC

Biography of James Moore

JAMES MOORE. One of the men who have controlled circumstances in life and commanded success is James Moore, a representative farmer of Reynolds County, Missouri He is a man of advanced ideas and tendencies and is well known all over the county. By industry and good management he has become the owner of 284 acres of land, and he has been exceedingly liberal in his contributions to all charitable and philanthropic causes. Mr. Moore was born in Stokes County, N. C., August 13, 1844, and his parents, William and Polly (Westmoreland) Moore, were natives of the same county and State. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now The grandfather, Alexander Moore, who died in North Carolina, was a farmer. He was born in Ireland and came to America at an early day. In connection with farming he also followed teaching in the Old North State. William Moore grew to manhood in North Carolina, and in 1859 made his way toward the setting sun and settled in this...

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Harvey N. Wilkins

Private, M. G. Co., 30th Div., 119th Regt.; of Stokes County; son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wilkins. Entered service Sept. 20, 1917, at Danbury, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C., then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. On Ypres Front Aug. 19th to Sept. 1st; Bellicourt Sept. 29, 1918; Busigny Oct. 8th; Mazinghein Oct. 17th. Returned to USA April 2nd. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 7,...

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Rufus C. Solomon

Sergt., Engineers, Co. E, 30th Div., 105th Reg.; of Stokes County; son of J. A. and Ellen Solomon. Entered service June 17, 1916, at Winston-Salem. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Mills, then to Montreal, Can., to Halifax May 31st. Sailed from Halifax June 1st. Arrived at Liverpool, England, 12th. Fought at Voormizelle, Belgium, Sept. 1, 1918; Bellicourt, Sept. 29th to Oct. 1st; other battles: Montbrehain, Brancourt, Premont and Busigny, France, Oct. 8th to Oct. 11th; LaSalle River, 1918; Vaux Andigny and Mazinghein, France, Oct. 17 to 20, 1918. Served in National Guard, Co. C, Inf. Served at El Paso on border, 1916 to 1917. Went by train from Calais to Adrique, hiked to Proven, Belgium. Camped on arrival at Herbinbhem Castle, Terdghem. Arrived at Dover, Eng., June 13th, crossed English Channel to Calais, June 15, 1918. Served on the Belgium front under constant shell fire from July 10 to Sept. 6, 1918. Returned to France and was placed on the St. Quentin-Cambrai Sector of the Hindenburg Line near Bellicourt. Was slightly gassed and sent to Hospital in France for eight weeks. Returned to USA April 12, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 24,...

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Manon S. Nunn

Corpl., 118th Inf., Co. E, 30th Div.; of Stokes County; son of T. J. and Mrs. Ruth E. Nunn. Entered service June 5, 1917, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for Calais, France, May 24, 1918. Wounded at battle of Hindenburg Line Oct. 9, 1918, by machine gun. Sent to British Base Hospital at Birmingham, Eng. Sailed from St. Nazaire, France, March 15th; landed in USA March 27th, Charleston, S. C. Drilled in National Guards at High Point one month and 20 days. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 31,...

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William J. McAnally

1st Lt., Med. Corps; son of C. W. and Ruth Payne McAnally, of Stokes County; born April 16, 1873. Entered the service June 1, 1917, at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sent to Camp Greenleaf M. O. T. C. Transferred to Camp Greene, Base Hospital, Aug. 23, 1917. While serving there had to resign in December, 1917, on account of sickness in family. Later requested reinstatement and was recommissioned as Captain, M. C., Oct. 12,...

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W. D. Lemons

Wagoner, Med. Corps, Amb. Co. 321, 81st Div., 306th San. Tr.; of Stokes County; son of R. S. and Mrs. Alice Lemons. Entered service in 1918 at Stonesville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., then to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France July, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, St. Die. Spent four months at University, Clemont, France. Returned to USA July 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 28,...

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Herbert R. Jones

Sergt., A. G. D., Personnel Co. Born in Stokes County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Jones. Entered the service at Walnut Cove, N.C., Aug. 25, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Mustered out at Camp Sevier, S. C., March 25,...

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N. F. Hall

Corpl., Inf., Co. F, 81st Div., 322nd Reg.; of Stokes County; son of W. E. and Columbia Hall. Entered service Sept. 20, 1917, at Danbury, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, from there to Camp Upton. Sailing for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. June, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Wounded at Battle of Meuse-Argonne, Nov. 9, 1918. Sent to Hospital Base No. 68, then to 99th, then to 120th. Returned to USA Feb. 12, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 3,...

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Winfred O. Carroll

Mechanic, 322nd Inf., Co. A, 81st Div. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Carroll, of Stokes County. Entered the service at Danbury, N.C., Oct. 5, 1917. Was sent to Camp Jackson and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France Aug. 11, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Nov. 9th to 11th. Gassed near Verdun and sent to Field Hospital No. 322, Base No. 65, Nov. 10, 1918. Landed in USA June 18, 1919, at Newport News, Va., and was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 25,...

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The Sara Indians

While we know nothing positively as to the linguistic affinity of the Sara, all the evidence goes to show that, like most of the tribes of the central region of Virginia and Carolina, they were of Siouan stock. Their name is probably from the Catawba word sara, signifying a place of “tall grass or weeds” (Gatschet). While the Siouan tribes treated in the foregoing consolidated, after their decline, and joined the Iroquois in the north, most of the remaining people of that stock, including the Sara, migrated southward and merged with the Catawba tribe in South Carolina. The history of the Sara goes back to the earliest Spanish period. In 1540 De Soto, after leaving Cofachiqui (identified as Silver bluff on the Savannah, in Barnwell county, South Carolina), advanced along the border of the Chalaque (Cherokee) country, meeting several small villages of that tribe, and after traveling through a pleasant country for about 50 leagues, equal to about 150 miles, reached the province of “Xuala.” (In writing Indian names the early Spanish authors used x as the equivalent of sh; Xuala of the Spaniards is Suala of Lederer, Suali of the Cherokee, and Saura and Cheraw of later writers.) From the narrative of Garcilaso the Sara must then have lived in the Piedmont Region about the present line between South Carolina and North Carolina, southeast of Asheville, North Carolina....

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Stokes County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

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. Hosted at Stokes County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project Davis Bluff Cemetery Edwards Family Cemetery Holland Cemetery McAnally Family Cemetery Neal-Tuttle Cemetery Westmoreland Family Cemetery Hosted at The Hudson Family Site Christian View Church Cemetery  ...

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