Location: Wilkes County NC

Washington Irving at Fort Gibson, 1832

The McIntosh Creeks had been located along Arkansas River near the Verdigris on fertile timbered land which they began at once to clear, cultivate, and transform into productive farms. The treaty of 1828 with the Cherokee gave the latter a great tract of land on both sides of Arkansas River embracing that on which the Creeks were located. This was accomplished by a blunder of the Government officials, in the language of the Secretary of War, 1U.S. House, Executive Documents, 22d congress, first session, no. 116, President’s Message submitting the memorial of the Creek Indians. “when we had not...

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Biography of Thomas S. Barnes

THOMAS S. BARNES, merchant and farmer of Barnesville, Reynolds County, Missouri, and one of the representative men of the county, was born January 11, 1835, in Wilkes County, N. C. His father, Thomas Barnes, was born in North Carolina, but his grandfather, Edward Barnes, although born in the United States, was of Irish parentage, his father and mother coming to America prior to the Revolutionary War. Thomas Barnes, father of subject, was reared and married in his native State and there remained until about 1835, when he started for the West, coming through by wagon. He brought his family and located at Pilot Knob, Iron County, where he bought land and farmed for some time. In 1837 he sold out and came to this section of the State, locating at Barnesville, which was then in Ripley County, but now in Reynolds County. He bought a tract of land, but soon after entered more land, and engaged in farming, following the same until his death, in 1860. He accumulated a good living and was in much better condition than the majority of emigrants. Being one of the early settlers, he saw the country change from its primitive condition, and assisted materially in that change. For many years he followed milling, owning a water mill on Logan Creek, and he also operated a distillery for a number of years. In those...

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Biography of Anderson Carlton

ANDERSON CARLTON. A lifetime of hard earnest endeavor in pursuing the occupation to which he now gives his attention, coupled with strict integrity, honesty of purpose and liberality in all directions, has resulted in placing Anderson Carlton among the truly respected and honored agriculturists and stockmen of Newton County. Like other representative men of the county he is a native of North Carolina, born in Wilkes County in 1825. His parents, Alfred and Polly (Ellison) Carlton, were also natives of Wilkes County, N. C., the former born in 1805 and the latter in 1806. This worthy couple celebrated their nuptials in 1825, and when our subject was about three years of age they removed to Marion County, Tennessee, where they made their home until 1852. From there they came by ox team to Newton County, Arkansas, being about seven weeks on the road, and located on Hudson Fork of Buffalo, where our subject now lives. They improved a small farm, but subsequently removed to Boston Mt. where they resided for a number of years. Their last days were spent among their children, the father dying in 1874, and the mother in 1885. Both were regular Baptists and worthy citizens. For some time before the war the father was internal revenue collector for Newton County, and although a Union man he took no active part in the Rebellion, treating all...

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Biography of William Brown

WILLIAM BROWN. Christian County has long had the reputation of being one of the best farming and stockraising counties in the State. Not only do the farmers here give much attention to these industries, but they are generally men of enterprise and information who are well posted on all the current topics of the day. Prominent among those who have done their full share in advancing every interest of the county is William Brown, who was born in Wilkes County, N. C., April 27, 1845, and is the youngest of four children born to Rufus B. and Ruth (Barnes) Brown. The other children were named as follows: Sarah, single, died in Stone County; Nancy is the wife of William Pope, of Stone County, and Elias died in Arkansas when young. The early days of our subject were passed on a farm with limited educational advantages, and from the age of eight years he was reared in southwestern Missouri whither he had come with his parents. For a time he served in the Seventy-second Missouri State Militia, and was in a fight at Hemphill Barrens, in Stone County. About 1868 he was married to Miss Eliza White, a daughter of Jonathan White, an old resident and prominent farmer of Stone County. Mrs. Brown was born in Tennessee, and died May 7, 1892. Eight children were the fruits of this union:...

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J. A. Rector

Private 1st Class, Med. Corps, 79th Div., 313th Regt., San. Tr. Born in Wilkes County, Aug. 23, 1898; son of J. E. and Mrs. Ida Rector. Enlisted at Richmond, Va. Entered service July 8, 1917, at North Wilkesboro, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe July 19, 1917, then to Camp Meade, Md., Aug. 27, 1917. Sailed for France July 8, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive, Mont Faucon, Grande Montagne, Troyon Sector No. 304. Returned to USA May 29, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 5,...

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Alonzo H. Myers

Major, Med. Corps. Son of J. I. and Mrs. L. C. Myers, of Wilkes County, N.C. Was in service at Paris, France, for nine months before U. S. entered the war as surgeon in charge of Orthopaedical work at Base No. 2, Red Cross American Military Hospital, attached to the French Army. Transferred to U. S. Army in June, 1917. At the front for four months with the 31st Div., Alsace. In the Chateau Thierry and St. Mihiel Drives. After armistice was signed was put in charge as Medical Sales Officer of the U. S. in France. Received the Medaille D’Honneur from the French Government. Mustered out of service at Camp Gordon October....

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John F. Carlton

Saddler, F. A., Bty. B, 81st Div., 318th Regt. Son of W. F. and A. L. Carlton, of Wilkes County. Born April 15, 1891. Husband of Jesse Hawkins Carlton. Entered service May 29, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Overseas to France Aug. 8, 1918. Returned to the USA June 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 27,...

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John T. Crysel

1st Class Private, F. A., R. D. Supply Co., 9th Artly. Born in Wilkes County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Crysel. Husband of Mrs. Bessie May Crysel. Entered the service Aug. 26, 1918, at High Point, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and mustered out from there Dec. 28,...

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Wilkes 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 Wilkes County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project Absher Family Cemetery Center Baptist Church Hosted at The Hudson Family Site Dennysville Baptist Church Cemetery Shady Grove Baptist Church...

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