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Uriah R. Parish

AS TOLD TO MATTHEW SLISIK BY:  Mark Love Audio file 2 minutes 35 seconds Uriah Parish was a farmer. He lived with his father and family; he was one of 10 children on a farm in Moore Co (now Lee Co). At the time of the war he signed up for Company I, 19th NC, 2nd NC...

Sampson the enslaved man

AUTHOR:  Billy A. Dunlap Our family owned slaves before the Civil War. One of them named Sampson came to great-great-grandpa James Dunlap after the war and told his former master that he did not know anything about freedom or what it meant. He had been born on the...

Aunt Loudy Wright

AUTHOR:  Bill Arthur Dunlap Aunt Loudy Wright was the oldest sister of John Washington Dunlap, my grandpa's daddy. She was born in 1822 and lived to 1920. Mr. Wright's sister married my great-great-grandpa, thus becoming J. W. Dunlap's mother. I.e., brother and sister...

Yankee demanded a drink

SUBMITTED BY:  John McKinnon I asked my brother Sandy, who knew my great-grandmother, if she ever told stories of life during the War. She would have been in her 20's during the War, and her husband was off fighting. He said only one [story] about throwing buttermilk...

James Jarrell

SUBMITTED BY:  James Jarrell I was born in Guilford County. My grandfather was a slave in the Guilford area of Pleasant Garden which is not very far from James Haley's roots in Alamance County. I did not grow up hearing a lot of stories and related memories of Civil...

John Aiken of Caney Fork, Jackson County, NC

AUTHOR:  Dan Johnson   JOHN H. AlKEN, son of THOMAS (1825-ca 1900) and REBECCA (HOXIT) AlKEN (1831-1912)1 was born January 8, 1855 in Cherryfield, Henderson Co., NC, the fifth of what would be eight children. His father left the family sometime between 1860 and 1870....

Uncle Wah Clark of Crossnore, NC

AUTHOR:  Dan Johnson   Words like 'colorful,' 'unique,' 'rugged individualist,' etc. come to mind in trying to diplomatically describe my ancestor Warsaw Columbus 'Wah' Clark of Crossnore, NC but the honest truth of the matter would bring us closer to 'unsavory,'...

John H. Hopkins

AUTHOR:  Howard J. Sparks, Sr. My great grandfather John H. Hopkins was from Patrick County, Virginia. John was the son of William Hopkins and Sarah/Sallie Snyder Hopkins. Between 1850 and 1860 it is believed the family moved just across the state line into Stokes...

Daughter of the Confederacy

SUBMITTED BY:  Shirley Corn Reagan My husband's great grandmother was a daughter of Confederacy. She was a Franklin from Elkin, NC. My husband passed this past May 15, 2018. I have to research her story. Her name could have Ann or Elizabeth Franklin. I'm sure she went...

Miles Howcott and Family

SUBMITTED BY:  Francis Howcutt From the website "Howcutt and Howcott Family History," copyright 2018. Miles Howcott was a soldier and farmer. He is an ancestor of a large proportion of the present-day Howcotts in America. Miles and his son William Henry were...

Oliver Arms, Sr.

AUTHOR:  Joe Mode Oliver Arms, Sr. is my 3rd great grandfather, whose daughter, Melissa Arms, married Wade Green (Cocke Co., TN) Wade Green is my 2nd great grandfather and member of Company C, 8th Tennessee Infantry, U.S. Melissa Arms m was born on 5 November 1851-2,...

Gathings Family of Anson County

SUBMITTED BY:  Steve Bailey I was told by my cousin Emma Gathings Goodwin years ago that our ancestor Charles Gathings died in the early 1860’s when he was about 70 years old. When Sherman’s Army marched through Anson County during the time period of March 3rd through...

Jordan Bennett

AUTHOR:  Charles Brown My wife's great grandfather, Jordan Bennett, was from Duplin County, North Carolina. He is listed in Family Search as being a member of the 8th US Colored Heavy Artillery. He enlisted on Jun 25, 1864 at Paducah, KY as Corporal; he was 20 years...

The Swallows

AUTHOR OF THE PDF AT THE LINK BELOW:  Albert Ross Hogue (1873-1978), The History of Fentress County, Tennessee SUBMITTED BY:  Mona Vorhees Mehas My Civil War Connection (one of many):  I am an amateur genealogist. I retired from teaching in the public schools in 2010,...

Aunt Mary’s Cow

AUTHOR:  Dorothy Killian My Grandmother b: 1877 told me this story: Some Union soldiers came to her Aunt Mary Watson Triplett's house in Wilkes County, N. C.They made her cook a meal for them. One Union soldier sat in the kitchen while she cooked with his gun laying...

Company H, 26th NC Regiment

AUTHOR:  Lacy Garner, Jr. I have done considerable research on Moore County's Company H, 26th NC Regiment, known as the "The Moore Independents." I have put all that info into a website, http://www.companyh26th.com. There are several good stories referenced on my...

Griffin Family of Anson County, NC

AUTHOR:  Steve Bailey Griffin Family History by Fred M. Griffin, Raymond C. Griffin, & Lee Griffin – Published in 1949 – Alexander Griffin, son of William Griffin & grandson of Thomas Griffin, joined the Union Army in Mississippi when Sherman’s Army marched east from...

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