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James Curry: A Man who Risked Everything to Be Free

James Curry: A Man who Risked Everything to Be Free

Copy of narrative submitted by Musette Steck; Story researched and written by Cheri Todd Molter According to the “Narrative of James Curry, A Fugitive Slave,” which was published in The Liberator on January 10, 1840, James Curry was born in 1815 in Person County,...

Great-granddaddy David Crockett Lunsford

AUTHOR:  Cathy Adcock Yancey (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) My great-grandfather, David Crockett Lunsford, fought in the Civil War. On July 20, 1862, he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Private, serving in Company E of the 35th Infantry (N.C. Troops)....

Person County Farmer

SUBMITTED BY: Garland Allen Bartlett Yancey Allen reported to Weldon, NC on June 6, 1861 and joined The Confederate States of America’s 24th Regiment (North Carolina), serving in Company H. Private Allen fought in seventeen battles of the Civil War. In one battle, he...

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