Hyde County, North Carolina

African American Military Records

Researched & compiled by Maldine Whitaker Wallace

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO   SERVED

The military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first black slaves during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. There has been no war fought by or within the United States in which African Americans did not participate, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other minor conflicts.  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_African_Americans

NAME

Birth

Death

Remarks

Cemetery / Misc. Records

Adams, Willie Lee

June 5, 1921

Mar. 3, 2009

PFC - US Army - World War II

Mackey Cemetery
Married Hattie Griffin in Rockingham Co., NC on Nov. 28, 1946

Allen, Henry c1845   Pvt - Co. D - 14th Heavy Artillery
Pvt. - Co. E - 14th Heavy Artillery
See US Colored Troops - #0007
See US Colored Troops - not numbered
See also US Colored Troops Transfer - #002

Barber, Nathan

Mar. 19, 1894

Aug. 31, 1967
Salisbury, MD

North Carolina - Medical  Dept. - World War I

Faithful Hannah Baptist Church Cemetery
See WWII Draft -image 1 - image 2

Barber, William E

Aug. 15, 1892

Nov. 25, 1940

North Carolina - Cook 347 Serv. En. QMC

Faithful Hannah Baptist Church Cemetery

Barrow, Thomas

c Aug. 1842

May 29, 1921
 

3rd Sgt. - Co. D - 14th Heavy Artillery

See US Colored Troops - #0007
See US Colored Troops Promotion
See US Colored Troops Transfer
See Death Certificate

Barrow, Thomas

Aug 22, 1893

Apr. 12, 1964

North Carolina - Pvt. - 13 Co. - 155 Depot Brigade - World War I

 Zion Temple Baptist Church Cemetery
See Death Certificate

Beckwith, Harold Mar. 6, 1925 Sept. 12, 1945 US Army TEC 4 - 509 Port BN
World War II - Killed in Action
Cambridge American Cemetery & Memorial
See WWII Draft -Image 1 - Image 2
Bell, Major c1839   1st NC Inf. - Co. B - 35th Regiment See US Colored Troops - #5
Benson, Arnold c1831   Co. A - 14th Heavy Artillery See US Colored Troops - #14
Benson, William c1831   Pvt. - Co. E - 37th Regiment See US Colored Troops
See also USCT Discharge

Blanchard, Sidney T. Sr.

Nov. 9, 1927

Feb. 20, 2003

SP3 - US Army

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery

Blount, Ernie E

Jun. 11, 1946

Dec. 24, 1998

US Army - Vietnam (2 tours)

 

Blount, Nathaniel
[Military Stone]

Feb. 17, 1894

Aug. 3, 1989

Pvt. - US Army - World Ward II

Brooks-Cox Cemetery
[see news article]

Blunt, Simon c1842   Pvt. - Co. D - 14th Heavy Artillery
Pvt. - Co. E - 14th Heavy Artillery
See US Colored Troops
See also USCT Transfer
See also USCT Discharge
Bowen, James R. c1826   Corporal - Co. A - 37th Regiment See US Colored Troops
Brock, Hilliard July 4, 1897 July 3, 1956 North Carolina - Pfc. Co. C - 314 Service Bn. QMC - World War I

Brooks-Cox Cemetery
[see Military Headstone Application]

Bryant, Davis Julian Oct. 12, 1925 Oct. 9, 1945 USNR - Steward's Mate 1st Class - World War II - Killed in Action [see 1930 census]
[see WW II Draft Card Image 1 & Image  2]
[see Veteran Headstone Application]
Bryant, John Early Dec. 31, 1934 Aug. 25, 2002 PFC - US Army - Korea Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery
Bryant, Milbert Oct. 6, 1924 Apr. 27, 2001   Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery
[see 1930 census]
[see WW II Draft Card Image 1 & Image 2]
Burrows, Anderson c1834   Landsman See Naval Records
Burrus, David A. April 3, 1918 Aug. 25, 1989 PFC - US Army - World War II Fairfield Cemetery
Burrus, David C. [Clifton] June 18, 1895 Oct. 3, 1959 North Carolina -  PFC.-  Co. A 471 SVC BN QMC - World War I Fairfield Cemetery
Burrus, James E. Morris Feb. 10, 1890 May 5, 1964 World War I Fairfield Cemetery
See Death Certificate

Burrus, Walter L.

Jul. 9, 1921 May 4, 1983 PFC - US Army - World War II

St. John Missionary Church

Burse, Jackson c1844   Ist NC Inf - Co. E - 35th Regiment See US Colored Troops
Ceasar, Julius c1819   1st NC Inf - Co. A - 35th Regiment See US Colored Troops
Clayton, Clifford May 12, 1923 July 27, 2006 STM1 - US Navy - World War II Clayton Cemetery, Scranton, Hyde Co., NC
Clayton, Edward Fitzgerald Feb. 8, 1973 Aug. 30, 1996 US Navy Clayton Cemetery, Scranton, Hyde Co., NC

Clayton, Herbert

May 15, 1936

Dec. 26, 2000

U S Navy - 1st Class Petty Officer

Clayton Cemetery, Scranton, Hyde Co., NC
Clayton Jr., Herbert Ray Aug. 31, 1980 June 13, 2007 SPC - US Army - Persian Gulf Clayton Cemetery, Scranton, Hyde Co., NC

Collins, James S.

Sep. 9, 1922

Sep. 15, 1989

PVT - US Army - World War II

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery

Collins, Jessie Leo

Aug 26, 1910

Dec 5, 2009

TEC - US Army - World War II

Spencer Cemetery
[see obituary]

Collins, Linwood Feb. 9, 1918 Apr. 24, 1960 Trans Corps - World War II Fairfield Cemetery
See Death Certificate

Collins, Seth Henry

Aug. 16, 1913

Apr. 25, 1998

Tec 5 - US Army - WWII

Collins Cemetery, Engelhard, Hyde Co., NC

Cradle, Arnet     Union Navy  
Cradle, Green c1845 Aug. 29, 1865 Co. B - 37th Regiment See US Colored Troops
See also Death information
Cradle, Henry c1841   Cpl. - Co. C 1st Regt. - 35th Inf See US Colored Troops #35
Cradle, William c1849   3rd Class Boy See Naval Records

Credle, James Henry (Jr)

Sep 12, 1941

Sep 25, 1997

SFC - US Army - Vietnam

Green Hill Cemetery

Credle, James Lee

Mar. 7, 1947

Sep. 30, 2008

SP4 - US Army - Vietnam

St. John Missionary Church
See obituary

Davis, Henry W. c1842   Contraband See Naval Records
Dinkins, Barbara Kaye (Blount) Dec. 15, 1957 July 25, 2008 MSG - US Army - Iraq Quantico National Cemetery

Fonville, Milbert

Jun. 30, 1928

May 30, 1983

Cpl. US Army - Korea

Broad Creek Cemetery - Pantego, NC
This cemetery is located immediately behind Antioch Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ Church and may be referred to by that church name.  This church was previously known as Broad Creek Church.

Fosgate, Jerry c1831 Jan. 25, 1866
Charleston, SC
  See US Colored Troops #39

Gibbs, Curley C.

Jan. 23, 1935

May 21, 2000

 PFC - US Army - Korea

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery

Gibbs, David Lee

Feb 20, 1927

May 30, 1999

PFC - US Army - World War II

Green Hill Cemetery  [see obituary]

Gibbs, James P. Jr. Jan. 4, 1945 Nov. 28, 1989 Pvt. US Army - Vietnam Brooks-Cox Cemetery   [see obituary]
Gibbs, John c1824   Coal Heaver See Naval Records
Gibbs, Olden A. July 14, 1904 1954 PFC - US Army - World War II - Co. B 480th Port BN - Transp. Corps Woodlawn Cemetery - Brownsville, PA

Gibbs, Seward

April 29, 1923

April 30, 1969

North Carolina - PFC - US Army - World War II

St. Lydia Baptist Church Cemetery
See WWII Draft -image 1 - image 2

Gibbs, York c1842   Coal Heaver See Naval Records

Gray, John Thomas

Aug. 6, 1919

Sep. 13, 1997

SD 2 - US Coast Guard - World War II

Zion Temple Baptist Church Cemetery

Green, Elisha

Aug. 8, 1917

Aug. 22, 1995

 

Green Hill Cemetery

Green, Gortha May 27. 1920 Aug. 28, 2007 US Army - World War II

Green Hill Cemetery  [see obituary]

Green, Philip

March 26, 1895
 

Feb. 22, 1947

North Carolina - PVT - 302 Stev. Regt. - World War I

Green Hill Cemetery
WWI Registration states birth year as1893
See Death Certificate

Green, Richard

 

 

U.S. Army - WWII

Green Hill Cemetery

Greene, Leon

May 16, 1942

Apr 11, 1985

Pvt - US Army

Green Hill Cemetery

Handy, John c1844   Contraband See Naval Records

Harris, William Benjamin

May 17, 1917

Nov 28, 2011

PFC - US Army - World War II

Green Hill Cemetery  [see obituary]

Holloway, Linwood Garland

Jun 23, 1949

Oct 25, 2012

SSGT - US Air Force - Vietnam

Green Hill Cemetery

Holloway, Reubin

1894

July 9, 1936

North Carolina - PVT- 836 Co. -  Trans Corps

Green Hill Cemetery
See Death Certificate

Howard, James

Jul. 10, 1921

Mar. 25, 1990

PVT - US Army

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery

Johnson, Henry Vanderbilt

Dec. 25, 1920

Aug. 14, 1991

SP5 - US Army - World War II 

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery
See obituary

Jordan, Philip c1842   Landsman See Naval Records

Keyes, Arnell

May 11, 1944

Mar. 4, 1966

North Carolina - PFC - Co. A - 1st BN - 327 INF - Vietnam - BSM-PH

Green Hill Cemetery
See a nice write-up & photo of Arnell

Long, Henry c1837   Landsman See Naval Records

Lucas, Hayes Dyrone

July 17, 1953

Jun. 30, 1986

US Army - Vietnam

Green Hill Cemetery

Lucas, Thomas Lee Jan. 1, 1935 Jan. 17, 1992 CS3 - US Navy - Vietnam Hampton National Cemetery
Lucas, Wilson B. Mar. 22, 1922 Nov. 9, 1975 ST3 - US Coast Guard - World War II Long Island National Cemetery
Mackey, Andrus July 18, 1931 April 17, 1960 PFC - Headquarters Co. - 24th Inf. Division - Korea Fairfield Cemetery
See Veteran Headstone Application

Mackey, Herman

May 15, 1897

May 31, 1976

Footstone: Pvt. - US Army - World War I

Faithful Hannah Baptist Church Cemetery

Mackey, Preston

March 1, 1896

July 11, 1966

North Carolina - PVT - 2 Co - E Dev BN - World War I

Mackey Cemetery

Mackey, William Edward Oct. 5, 1926 Sept. 19, 2003 Pvt. - US Army - World War II Cedar Hill Cemetery  (Washington, NC)   [see obit]
Mann, Claude July 4, 1895 October 2, 1969 Pvt. US Army - World War I Brooks-Cox Cemetery
Mann, Ruffin November 12, 1912 January 5, 1970 North Carolina - Pvt. - US Army - World War II Brooks-Cox Cemetery

Mann, Wilson

Jan. 1, 1922

Nov. 20, 1989

US Army - World War II

Brooks-Cox Cemetery

Merrick, Dallas

Sept. 15, 1893

Dec. 23, 1984

US Army - WWI

Green Hill Cemetery

Merrick, John Riley

Mar. 20, 1920

Jul. 8, 1999

Sgt. - USAAF - World War II

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery

Merrick , Winfield

Sept. 23, 1939

Aug. 7, 2000

Airman 3rd Class - USAF - Vietnam

Green Hill Cemetery

Midget, Augustus c1828   Contraband See Naval Records
Moon, Pelig c1841   1st NC Inf - Co. C - 35th Regiment See US Colored Troops
Moore, James C. c1809   1st Class Boy See Naval Records

Moore, Joshua

July 12, 1914 Jan. 8, 1946

North Carolina - Ship's Cook 2nd Cl - U.S. Coast Guard

St. John Missionary Church

Murray, Sam

May 20, 1920

Jul. 25, 1983

PFC - US Army - WWII

Green Hill Cemetery

Murray, Thomas Franklin

May 15, 1915

Jan. 22, 1988 Cpl. US Army - World War II

Brooks-Cox Cemetery

Neal, Benjamin c1844   Contraband See Naval Records
Neal, James c1843   Contraband See Naval Records
Neal, Samuel c1845   Contraband See Naval Records

Roper, Leanes

Apr. 16, 1895

Feb. 9, 1939

North Carolina PFC Co. D
330 Serv BN QMC

Green Hill Cemetery
See Veteran Headstone Application

Selby, Charles

Apr. 8, 1924

Sept. 18, 2003

Pvt. - US Army - WWII

Green Hill Cemetery

Selby, David Lee

Nov. 24, 1926

Jul. 7, 2004

Tec 5 - USAAF - World War II

Green Hill Cemetery

Shelton, Kennie

Dec. 4, 1925

March 21, 1964

North Carolina - Tec 5 Engineers - World War II

St. Lydia Baptist Church

Spencer, Charlie [Sr.]

Mar. 8, 1917

Jan. 6, 2002

WWII

Green Hill Cemetery

Spencer, Sr., Harry Griffin

Apr. 7, 1924

 

Sept. 3, 1998

Pvt. - US Army - WW II

Spencer Cemetery, Lake Swamp Rd., Engelhard, NC
[see obituary]

Spencer, Henry H. June 1, 1895 July 18, 1958 North Carolina - PVT - Co. D -329 Service BN - QMC - World War I Fairfield Cemetery
See Veteran Headstone Application
See Death Certificate

Spencer, Leslie A

May 8, 1919

Jun. 10, 1981

PFC - US Army - World War II

St. Lydia Baptist Church

Spencer, Levi

Aug. 1, 1887

Aug. 2, 1955

North Carolina - PVT - Co. B - 404 Service BN

Green Hill Cemetery
WWI Draft Card image 1 & image 2 states birth as Aug. 1, 1888; Death Certificate states buried in Old Richmond Cemetery in Swan Quarter with birth date of Aug. 1, 1887; 1900 Swan Quarter census states birth as Aug. 1886; 1930 Hyde Census states age 34; 1940 Hyde census states age 53

Spencer, Samuel L.

October 26, 1899

January 15, 1946

North Carolina - PVT - Engineers - WWI, - Co A, 9th Engr Tn Bn

Green Hill Cemetery
See Veteran Headstone Application

Spencer, Thomas E.

Jul. 6, 1923

Aug. 6, 1981

US Army - WWII

Green Hill Cemetery

Topping, Calvin F

June, 22, 1968

Feb. 4, 2002

US Army (discharged 1990)

Green Hill Cemetery

Topping, Daniel

April 8, 1896

October 7, 1952

WWI , 1st B and Sup DET, QMC, D. Gp  at Cp Lee, Virginia/ also served  867th Co.Trans Corps

Green Hill Cemetery
See Death Certificate
See Veteran Headstone Application

Weston, Martin Wayne

Aug. 7, 1952

Sep. 8, 1995

Sgt. - US Air Force

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery

Weston, Samuel G.

Oct. 14, 1940

Apr. 26, 2002

SP4 - US Army - Vietnam

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery

Whitaker, Harry Thomas Jan. 22, 1935 Apr. 24, 2006 US Army - Korea

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery
[see obit]

Whitaker, Holland Jackson Jan. 18, 1938 Oct. 30, 1996 Pvt. - US Army - Korea Forest Lawn Cemetery (Buffalo, NY)
Whitaker, Madrie Ward Apr. 28, 1923 Jan. 24, 1975 US Army - World War II Cedar Hill Cemetery (Washington, NC)
Whitaker, Samuel Oct. 25, 1927 Sep. 16, 2011 STM1 - US Navy - World War II Fairfield Cemetery

Whitfield, David

Apr. 17, 1951

Jul. 27, 1996

Sgt. - US Marine Corps

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery
See obituary

Whitfield, Miquel

Sep. 5, 1952

Sep. 21, 1993

US Navy

Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery
See obituary

Whitfield, William A. Aug. 22, 1916 Mar. 10, 1994 US Army - World War II Green Hill Cemetery
Whitfield, Willie A. May 4, 1946 Mar. 1, 1995 SP4 - US Army - Vietnam Ada & Addison Brown Memorial Cemetery

Whitney, Nathan

Jan. 1, 1845

May 10, 1912

Sgt. US Colored Troops - 37th Reg.; Co. B.

New Bern National Cemetery

Whitney, Nathaniel

Dec. 15, 1886 or
Dec. 5, 1887

Feb. 9, 1949

North Carolina - Pvt. - 810 Pioneer Inf. - World War I

Green Hill Cemetery

Wilkins, Samuel c1845   Landsman See Naval Records

Willis, George P

June 25, 1916

Dec. 25, 1946

North Carolina - Pvt. -  Engineers - World War II

Green Hill Cemetery

Woods, James H.

Aug. 3, 1958

Sept. 3, 1999

Army National Guard Reserves - 11 yrs.

Fairfield Cemetery

 

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