Caswell County Genealogy
 

Aaron, William Clarence

Male 1871 - 1968  (96 years)


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  • Name Aaron, William Clarence 
    Born 18 May 1871  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name William Clarence Aaron  [1
    Reference Number 28843 
    Reference Number 37250 
    Died 16 Mar 1968  Thomasville, Davidson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Shiloh Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28283  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 May 1871 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 1968 - Thomasville, Davidson County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shiloh Baptist Church, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Man Preserves History by Restoring Barns
      By Angela Evans
      Mar 17, 2009 - 05:56:59 pm CDT Managing Editor

      When retired Judge Jim Long, of Blanch, noticed some logs were beginning to rot in a corn crib on his property, he decided to have it moved and restored. This wasn't just any corn crib; however, and Long had to find the right man for the job. "This is a corn crib that was built by a hermit that lived on another farm that I owned; and he built this in the late 1940s," Long said. The man's name was William C. Aaron, and he wandered onto Long's father's farm during the Depression. "He came here to see my daddy and he had a bag of tools with him," Long said. "He wanted to know if there was a place on the farm he could build him a house." Long explained Aaron had lost his job as a carpenter, and while he couldn't pay rent, he offered to do carpentry work on the farm.

      "My dad figured a place on another farm we owned," Long said. "He built this little shack out of just pickup stuff, leftovers from a log sawmill." Long has a great deal of respect for Aaron and the corn crib, pointing out that as he built it, Aaron had no electricity, running water, or machinery of any kind. "No mechanism at all except hand tools," Long said. Kevin Thomas was already at work on Long's property, restoring two old tobacco barns, so Long decided to have Thomas move the corn crib. "They've taken it down and moved it and rebuilt it in two days," Long said. "We're gonna use it as a storage building." Both Long and Thomas point out that the building has been rebuilt to its exact previous state, down to every log and every nail in their original places. Long knew of Thomas' work from a log house he built for a friend out of materials from old tobacco barns.
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      North Carolina Death Certificates
      Name: William Clarence Aaron
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 96
      Birth Date: 18 May 1871
      Birth Place: North Carolina, United States
      Residence: Semora, Caswell, North Carolina
      Death Date: 16 Mar 1968
      Death Place: Thomasville, Davidson, North Carolina

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Gravestone at Shiloh Baptist Church (Caswell County, North Carolina).