Location: Yancey County NC

Biography of Carey J. Wilson

Carey J. Wilson is superintendent of insurance for the State of Kansas. His is one of the busiest offices at the State Capitol and practically every minute of his official time is taken up either with the broader policies of the state insurance department or with the immense amount of details pertaining to the ability of companies to meet solvency requirements, as well as the general conduct of business within the state. To this office Mr. Wilson brought years of practical experience in the insurance field. He had been solely identified with insurance since he left college. Though a native of North Carolina, Carey Josephus Wilson had lived in Kansas since early infancy. He was born at Burnsville in the Old North State February 21, 1868. In 1870 his parents, George Washington and Elizabeth (Erwin) Wilson came to Kansas, settling in Brown County. They now reside at Ottawa, Kansas. His father is a Baptist minister and during the Civil war served as chaplain in the Confederate army. Carey J. Wilson grew up in the country around Powhattan, attended country schools, the academic department of Ottawa University and the Liberal Arts Course of the University of Kansas, graduating from the State University with the degree Bachelor of Arts in 1899. His early experiences were those of a Kansas farm boy, and in the intervals of acquiring a liberal education he...

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Biography of Dr. William C. Singletary

DR. WILLIAM C. SINGLETARY. Among those who from early manhood have devoted their lives to the cause of suffering humanity, William C. Singletary may be regarded as among the foremost, and in pursuing the noble calling of medicine he has made fame and fortune for himself. He owes his nativity to Bladen County, N. C., born in 1829; a son of Rev. John and Mary Ann (Johnson) Singletary, both natives of the same county and State as their son. In that State they were liberally educated. afterward married, and in 1830 moved to Carter County, Tennessee, where they passed the closing scenes of their lives, the father dying in 1860 and the mother in 1893, the latter about eighty-one years of age. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Singletary was a Methodist minister of considerable prominence for a quarter of a century. He was also a Mason in good standing, and for eight or ten years was circuit clerk of Carter County. He was a man of more than ordinary ability and influence, and was of English origin, his father having been born in that country. The latter was probably a Revolutionary soldier. The mother of our subject was a first cousin of ex-President Andrew Johnson, but nothing is known of her parents. Five children were born to the parents of our subject as follows:...

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John Burton

Sergt., Co. Hdqrs., 6th Div., 78th Reg. F. A.: of Yancey County; son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. Burton. Entered service June 1, 1917, at Burnsville, N.C. Sent to Ft. Riley, Kans., from there transferred to Camp Logan, Texas, then to Ft. Sill, Okla., from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France July 13, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Stoney. One and one-half months in Germany on “Secret Service Duty.” Returned to USA July 18, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Aug. 3,...

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Yancey 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 Yancey County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Wilson Adkins Family Cemetery Allen Cemetery Allen, Riddle and Robinson Cemetery Angel Cemetery Angel-King Cemetery Anglin Cemetery R. B. Anglin Cemetery Anglin and Ball Cemetery Marietta Atkins Cemetery Clingman Lee Austin Cemetery Dot Austin Cemetery Austin-Edney Cemetery Austin-Robinson Cemetery Ball-Boone Cemetery Bee Log Cemetery Blankenship Cemetery Blankenship Family Cemetery Bowditch Cemetery Bradford Cemetery Dave Buck Cemetery Burleson Cemetery Burton Cemetery Byrd Cemetery Cane River Baptist Church Cemetery Cane River Baptist Church Cemetery Chandler Family Cemetery Dellinger Cemetery Edwards Cemetery #1 Edwards Cemetery #2 Jim Edwards Cemetery John Edwards Cemetery Ferguson-Wilson Cemetery Fender Cemetery John E. Fox Cemetery Gardner Cemetery Gibbs Cemetery John Gibbs Cemetery Hall-McKinney Cemetery Hampton Cemetery Hedrick Cemetery Hensley Cemetery #1 Hensley Cemetery #2 Berry Hensley Cemetery Hensley-Edwards Cemetery Higgins Cemetery Andrew Higgins Cemetery John Higgins Cemetery Robert W. Higgins Cemetery W. E. Higgins Cemetery Horton Hill Cemetery Henry Holcombe-Ray Cemetery Hasket Honeycutt Cemetery Horton Hill Cemetery Woodard Howell Cemetery Hunter Cemetery Hurst Cemetery Jacks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Monroe King Cemetery Robert King Cemetery King Family Cemetery King-Ray Cemetery Laws Cemetery Ledford...

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