Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 301

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
(MILITARY--WORLD WAR I.) HAYWOOD, HARRY. His Honorable Discharge, French "Ordre de la Brigade" award, a small notebook, numerous family papers and photographs. Condition varies, but mostly good only. should be seen. Vp, 1918-1940s

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Harrison "Harry" Haywood, a cotton farmer from South Carolina, enrolled in the American Expeditionary Forces and fought with the 371st Infantry in France. Included here is his award from the French government, the "Ordre de la Brigade," and a large photograph of the U.S.S. Leviathou. There are numerous photographs of him and his family, as well as a number of deeds for land. Haywood seems to have come upon hard times after his discharge from the service. Mortgages were defaulted on and claims placed on the Haywood land. In one document, Haywood signs away 300 to 500 bales of an expected harvest of cotton in order to honor the mortgage on the farm. Haywood passed away in 1945; the receipt for his funeral is included here. A sad story.