Alexandria African Americans World War I Draft

Isaac Thomas Jackson S. Washington Street
Isaac Thomas Jackson
S. Washington Street

Alexandria African Americans World War I Draft Registrations – Part 8: “I – J

The list below is the African American Alexandrians with the “I -J surnames.

Ingram, Charley – born August 10, 1874
Irving, Samuel – born April 28, 1891
Jackson, Andrew – born ??
Jackson, Andrew W. – born May 9, 1888
Jackson, Anthony Sylvester – born February 5, 1900
Jackson, Blanton – born 1886
Jackson, Charles – born November 5, 1885
Jackson, Charles Franklin – born October 31, 1897
Jackson, Clinton William – born September 30, 1898
Jackson, Daniel – born March 23, 1882
Jackson, Dennis – born June 12, 1879
Jackson, Dorsey – born December 25, 1881
Jackson, Edgar F – born September 15, 1874
Jackson, Edward – born 1897
Jackson, Fairfax, Jr – born February 17, 1877
Jackson, Frank – born October 12, 1884
Jackson, Frank Edward – born February 21, 1883
Jackson, Henry – born April 18, 1894
Jackson, Isaac – born April 1, 1891
Jackson, Isaac Thomas – born November 3, 1877
Jackson, James – born May 15, 1898
Jackson, James Allen – born August 11, 1895
Jackson, James L – born February 1, 1889
Jackson, James Nathaniel – born March 4, 1881
Jackson, John – born September 29, 1898
Jackson, John Henry – born December 28, 1894
Jackson, John Wesley – born January 15, 1878
Jackson, Lathon – born December 25, 1899
Jackson, Louis P – born May 5, 1888
Jackson, Manuel – born December 25, 1873
Jackson, Nickle – born April 21, 1897
Jackson, Olive W. – born June 28, 1893
Jackson, Ottie – born April 4, 1898
Jackson, Richard Louis – born October 5, 1884
Jackson, Richard W – born July 14, 1897
Jackson, Robert – born August 27, 1877
Jackson, Robert – born April 22, 1873
Jackson, Robert Henry – born June 3, 1890
Jackson, Teed – born May 16, 1881
Jackson, Thomas E – born April 28, 1893
Jackson, Tobe Arthur – born December 19, 1880
Jackson, W. Henry – born 1874
Jackson, W.R. – born March 29, 1895
Jackson, William Dallas – born January 28, 1875
Jackson, William H. – born September 4, 1886
Jackson, William Thomas – born December 16, 1875
James, Scott – born August 18, 1887
Janney, Irvin – born 1900
Jasper, Joseph Norman – born June 15, 1894
Jasper, Romes – born October 7, 1886
Javins, Samuel Arthur – born April 6, 1889
Jefferson, James – born February 16, 1893
Jefferson, John Alexandria – born February 4, 1886
Jenkins, Homer – born August 19, 1895
Jenkins, Lewis – born 1896
Jenkins, Thomas – born October 1, 1897
Jenkins, Abe – born December 24, 1890
Johnson, Albert – born February 9, 1887
Johnson, Arthur – born September 2, 1884
Johnson, Calvin – born ?
Johnson, Charles Henry – born June 14, 1900
Johnson, Charlie – born February 23, 1885
Johnson, Edgar Julian – born September 30, 1882
Johnson, Forrest – born Dec 1899
Johnson, Frank M – born July 20, 1896
Johnson, Fred – born April 1, 1900
Johnson, Harry Albert – born August 18, 1884
Johnson, Harvey – born October 29, 1892
Johnson, Henry – born October 6, 1893
Johnson, Henry – born May 23, 1875
Johnson, Hill – born August 31, 1900
Johnson, Ingersol M – born June 11, 1900
Johnson, James – born March 16, 1894
Johnson, James – born 1896
Johnson, James S – born July 18, 1893
Johnson, John – born May 23, 1885
Johnson, John – born March 30, 1883
Johnson, John Robert – born July 18, 1898
Johnson, Julius – born August 17, 1892
Johnson, Leonard – born January 21, 1894
Johnson, Lewis – born June 11, 1873
Johnson, Luther – born April 7, 1899
Johnson, Nelson – born October 1, 1898
Johnson, Oscar – born January 2, 1889
Johnson, Raymond – born June 1, 1895
Johnson, Samuel – born December 2, 1897
Johnson, Suke Lewis – born 1870
Johnson, Sylvester L – born May 14, 1890
Johnson, Thomas – born August 4, 1897
Johnson, Thomas – born 1887
Johnson, Thomas Edward – November 25, 1879
Johnson, Tom – July 25, 1899
Johnson, Wallace – February 3, 1899
Johnson, Walter – born October 7, 1885
Johnson, William – born March 15, 1894
Johnson, William – born November 6, 1894
Johnson, William – born May 15, 1899
Johnson, William Henry – born May 7, 1878
Jones, Charles – born June 8, 1889
Jones, Charles – born July 3, 1892
Jones, Charles Lewis – born December 10, 1899
Jones, Dewey Majer (Major) – born June 5, 1898
Jones, Ernest – born December 25, 1885
Jones, Frank – born December 6, 1893
Jones, Frank G – born April 26, 1895
Jones, George – born June 10, 1875
Jones, Henry Matthew – born September 20, 1898
Jones, Herbert – born December 25, 1894
Jones, Jacob – born March 20, 1896
Jones, James B. – born October 25, 1888
Jones, James E – born March 10, 1874
Jones, Jessie – born July 23, 1900
Jones, John W – born March 25, 1890
Jones, John – born 1900
Jones, John Francis – born October 18, 1872
Jones, John Henry – born July 5, 1878
Jones, John Lee – born June 14, 1895
Jones, Joseph – born February 19, 1896
Jones, Lewis – born August 23, 1894
Jones, Moses – born September 27, 1895
Jones, Ollie – born September 4, 1892
Jones, P.S. – born June 5, 1885
Jones, Robert – born March 4, 1881
Jones, Robert – born June 10, 1883
Jones, Rufus – born December 28, 1900
Jones, Samuel – born April 3, 1874
Jones, Sidney Albert – born July 7, 1899
Jones, Wash – born October 26, 1892
Jones, William – born March 28. 1884
Jordan, James Harrison – born December 3, 1889

Alexandria African American World War I Draft Registrations – Part 3: C

Douglass Carter's WWI Draft Card
Douglass Robinson Carter’s WWI Draft Card

Prior to the 1912 Presidential elections, the majority of the African Americans in the United States were Republicans. Many of them left the Republican Party to vote for Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Wilson promised the African Americans that he would help them if elected.

Once Wilson became President, he reneged on his promise to help African Americans. Instead, he supported the Jim Crow laws in the south, and brought more Southern Democrats to his Administration that supported Jim Crow. The President did not interfere with the Jim Crow laws and the activities of the KKK.

Before Woodrow Wilson became President, he was president of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. He used his influence after he became the United States President to prevent African Americans from attending Princeton.

African Americans were disappointed, but that did not discourage them in their dedication to their Country. When the Country entered War World I, many of them enlisted in the military.

Alexandria African Americans proved their loyalty by signing up for the draft like many other African Americans did throughout the United States. They were segregated in the military; but they still entered the military in large numbers.

Below are the African American Alexandrians with the “C” surnames.

Calloway, Joseph – born September 1875
Calwell, George – born November 13, 1889
Campbell, Carl – born May 1, 1882
Campbell, Richard – September 20, 1881
Carol, James – born January 11, 1895
Carpenter, George William – March 26, 1884
Carpenter, James Walter – born September 1889
Carroll, Charles – born January 18, 1882
Carroll, Joseph – born August 19, 1875
Carroll, Marshall – born January 1, 1877
Carter, Douglass Robinson – born October 18, 1884
Carter, Ferdinand – born February 20, 1885
Carter, George – born in 1895
Carter, Irving Chesterfield – born July 3, 1891
Carter, Isaac – born December 4, 1876
Carter, Isaac Westley – born August 25, 1897
Carter, John Lewis – born September 2, 1892
Carter, Robert – born September 1, 1890
Carter, Rubin – born January 22, 1898
Carter, Thedore Edward – born August 18, 1891
Carter, Willie – born May 15, 1898
Carum, Moalbond – born September 9, 1883
Casey, Charles – born April 15, 1900
Cash, Hollis – born March 17, 1890
Cass, Robert – born May 1, 1893
Celenay, Thomas – born June 11, 1899
Cephas, Abraham David – born July 23, 1874
Chambers, Peter Roland – born January 1, 1873
Chapman, George Marshall – born September 5, 1875
Chase, Lorenzo – born October 15, 1880
Chase, Thomas Melton – born February 16, 1877
Cheatham, Arthur – born May 4, 1897
Cheeks, Robert – born July 1, 1874
Childress, Charles Franklin – born July 5, 1899
Chinn, Charles Horace – born July 12, 1899
Chinn, Charles William – born May 29, 1877
Chisley, Charles H – born May 13, 1897
Churchill, James – born April 22, 1894
Churchman, Webster – born September 10, 1874
Chruchwell, Richard – born September 10, 1887
Clark, Ben – born August 18, 1900
Clark, Henry – born March 4, 1881
Clark, James Henry – born August 11, 1875
Clark, Louis Edward – born September 10, 1885
Clay, Robert – born March 2, 1888
Clayton, Nathan C – born December 25, 1875
Clinkett, Isaac Edward – born May 4, 1884
Cloxom, Christopher – born March 2, 1896
Cochran, Albert Alonzo – born November 22, 1888
Colbert, William Huston – born November 7, 1899
Cole, Thomas – born October 15, 1888
Coleman, George – born December 26, 1886
Coleman, Henry – born April 17, 1900
Coleman, James Arthur – born August 10, 1881
Coleman, Jesse – born December 15, 1888
Coleman, Joseph – born May 4, 1875
Coles, Jesse – born December 18, 1879
Coles, Russell H – born June 30, 1874
Collahan, George – born March 29, 1880
Collier, Charles – born December 25, 1883
Collins, Haywood Augustus – born November 22, 1898
Collins, Samuel Oliver – born March 23, 1878
Collins, Sydney – born March 23, 1890
Colv(b)ert, James Walter – born December 25, 1881
Conner, West – born January 22, 1880
Contee, Allan James – born December 6, 1893
Contee, Ernest Montgomery – born September 22, 1887
Contee, Norman Joseph – born April 26, 1880
Conway, Eugene – born June 8, 1899
Cooper, Claude M – born March 25, 1890
Cooper, Jacob – born August 27, 1888
Corbin, Edward R – born in 1895
Corbin, Frank Wesley – born November 5, 1882
Corbin, Henry Alexandria – born March 15, 1882
Corbin, John – born January 1, 1889
Corbin, Luther – born January 13, 1897
Corbin, Wilford Henry – born December 17, 1898
Cotton, Gus – born in 1894
Cox, William L – born November 11, 1889
Craig, William Braddock – born March 29, 1889
Crawford, Isiah – born January 29, 1895
Crawford, John – born October 22, 1896
Creditt, William – born in June 1893
Crosby, George Edward – born June 1, 1876
Cross, Grayson – born June 30, 1880
Crumpton, Paul – born July 4, 1893
Crutchfield, Elmore – born February 28, 1890
Cullin, Robert – born March 11, 1899
Cummings, Marion – born in September 1884
Curtis, George Lemuel – born February 18, 1874
Curtis, William – born in 1893

Alexandria African American World War I Draft Registrations – Part 2: B

Roiser Burke
WWI Draft Registration Card of Rosier Burke

The Draft registration was an act called the “Selective Service Act (Selective Draft Act),” was enacted on May 18, 1917. That act authorized the Federal Government to create a National Army. Prior to WWI, the United States had a small military force compared to the European countries.

The Selected Service Draft Act required all males age 21 to 30 to register for military service. The War Department requested Congress to amend the age requirement and by September of 1918, the age was extended to all men from 18 to 45 years of age.

For African Americans who fell within this age group, the draft cards include genealogical information. Even better, if the individual served in World War I, their military records will provide their descendants a window into their lives. Many of the older African Americans born in the 1870s and prior to 1900 were probably the first or second generation from slavery. Their pension records might be the only information about their former enslaved parents. These records are a gold mine for their descendants.

Displayed below are the African American Alexandrians with the “B” surnames.

Baker, Gilbert – born April 20, 1893
Baker, James – born August 9, 1877
Baker, James Walter – born December 22, 1882
Baker, Lawrence – born March 12, 1888
Baker, Robert Curtis – born January 20, 1888
Ball, James A. – born March 31, 1887
Ball, Thomas H – born March 17, 1892
Ballard, Eugene – born April 2, 1885
Baltimore, Charles – born April 15, 1892
Baltimore, Leon C – born February 6, 1889
Baltimore, Preston S. – born March 23, 1892
Banks, Abe – born November 28, 1892
Banks, Edward J. – born February 7, 1890
Banks, Harry James – born July 2, 1899
Banks, James Henry – born August 1, 1873
Banks, Rufus McKinley – born November 26, 1896
Barber (Barbour), Samuel – born December 24, 1882
Barbour, Mathew – born February 4, 1880
Barksdale, Hanes – born June 15, 1894
Barrett, Howard Ashby – born September 8, 1882
Barrier, Fred Pelham – born September 12, 1878
Bates, Henry – born May 10, 1879
Bates, Randall – born February 26, 1885
Beach, Charles – born December 25, 1899
Beale, Moses – born February 22, 1893
Beander, William H. – born November 13, 1886
Beckham, Addison – born April 3, 1893
Beckham, Water Binton – born November 5, 1890
Belk, Thurlow Roy – born February 1, 1890
Belk, Charles Henry – born July 16, 1900
Bell, George – born January 1, 1884
Bell, Howard – born in 1896
Bell, James Edward – born March 17, 1879
Bell, Lewis – born February 4, 1898
Bell, Seabron – born September 20, 1885
Bell, Thomas – born April 18, 1880
Bell, Ulysses Garnett – born August 20, 1888
Bell, William Henry – born May 21, 1879
Belt, James Horace – born May 8, 1873
Bembery, John – born September 15, 1874
Bentley, Louis Laurence – born June 5, 1897
Bentley, Madison Clayton – born September 27, 1890
Bentley, Raymond Asa – born August 25, 1883
Berkley, Henry Strother – born September 18, 1879
Berry, Edward – born October 17, 1894
Beverley, Dan – born August 24, 1886
Beverley, Ernest – born April 16, 1880
Blackburn, John – born September 15, 1893
Blackwell, Walter – born June 2, 1892
Blake, Walter – born September 18, 1872
Blondheim, John – born September 20, 1890
Blue, James Nathaniel – born February 17, 1897
Blue, Randolph Benisford – born June 29, 1885
Bohanan, Robert Henry – born July 7, 1897
Bolden, Lawrence – born May 11, 1894
Bolden, Samuel – born April 27, 1893
Boswell, Maurice Henry – born February 6, 1893
Boswell, Otto – born September 11, 1896
Bouden, James Alex – born June 2, 1899
Bouden, Russia Sterling – born December 25, 1889
Bowen, Austin – born June 26, 1889
Bowen, Clarence C – born February 27, 1893
Bowman, John William – born December 22, 1978
Bowman, Richard Henry – born December 6, 1880
Boyd, Charles – born September 20, 1895
Boyd, Joseph – born July 24, 1899
Boyd, Julian Ashton – born March 22, 1890
Brabson, James Sydney – born October 7, 1899
Bradshaw, Edward – born in 1881
Branch, Charlie – born June 7, 1881
Brandon, David C – born May 16, 1892
Bratten, William Thomas – born January 21, 1883
Braxton, William McLindsey – born November 4, 1876
Breckenridge, John Henry – born September 10, 1897
Breisford, Charles – born June 1, 1897
Brent, Edward – born July 15, 1887
Brice, Boise – born in 1897
Brice, Edward – born August 3, 1873
Briggs, Howard – born in 1885
Broadus, Charles – born October 1, 1887
Broadus, Ulysses – born December 3, 1885
Broders, Marion – born April 2, 1880
Broders, Richard Edward – born April 5, 1875
Brooks, Benjaman – born July 2, 1876
Brooks, Frank Z – born August 1, 1879
Brooks, George Seldon – born May 12, 1896
Brooks, Lincoln Griffin – born June 9, 1878
Brooks, Richard Henry – born February 28, 1880
Brooks, Summerfield – born January 6, 1892
Brooks, William – born June 16, 1890
Brown, Aaron – born in 1890
Brown, Alexander Stanley – born September 24, 1891
Brown, Bud – born in 1879
Brown, Earnest – born August 1899
Brown, Frank – born April 9, 1888
Brown, George – born November 14, 1896
Brown, James H – born December 16, 1893
Brown, Joseph Edward – born May 13, 1899
Brown, Louis – born June 6, 1893
Brown, Maten – born March 2, 1897
Brown, Riley – born January 1, 1890
Brown, Thomas – born May 10, 1882
Bryant, Edward – born December 14, 1876
Bryant, Robert Champ – born November 5, 1881
Bryant, William Henry – born March 27, 1873
Buckner, Henry – born January 1, 1891
Buckner, William Isaac – born September 29, 1873
Buggie, William James – born July 4, 1887
Burgess, Albert – born April 15, 1892
Burgess, Pearl Albert – born September 9, 1890
Burgin, Edward – born August 15, 1897
Burke, Boyd – born October 5, 1883
Burke, Hugh – born September 2, 1880
Burke, Robert – born March 1, 1874
Burke, Robert Jr. – born May 30, 1898
Burke, Rosier – born January 2, 1900
Burr, Louis – born March 23, 1885
Burrell, Charles – born August 16, 1895
Burrell, John Thomas – born March 25, 1883
Burton, Albert – born March 20, 1881
Burton, Arthur – born May 1, 1873
Butler, Emmett – born April 18, 1882
Butler, George – born April 1, 1897
Butler, Isaac – born February 5, 1883
Butler, Junius – born May 9, 1900
Butler, John Lee – born April 23, 1900
Butler, John Matthew – born July 30, 1891
Butler, Lawrence – born June 18, 1886
Butler, Robert – born in 1899
Butler, Robert Henry – born December 19, 1897
Butler, Walter A – born September 6, 1888
Byrd, Charlie Henry – born June 8, 1900
Byrd, Henry – born December 27, 1891
Byrd, James W – born January 1, 1896

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