The Henry W. Jones Papers

SUBMITTED BY:  Joseph Beasley (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) Henry W. Jones was my four-times-great-grandfather, and he worked as a farmer, a magistrate, and a distiller at Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina. A record of his correspondence and other official...

William and Martha Haney

AUTHOR:  Amelia R. Phillips (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) I am happy to share these stories and appreciate your willingness to help ensure that they aren’t lost to time and poor memory. I am not accustomed to writing these stories down: They have...

James Hamilton Thomas

SUBMITTED BY:  James C. Riddle (submission edited by Cheri Todd Molter) According to his compiled military record, Rockingham County native James Hamilton Thomas was eighteen years old when he enlisted in the Confederate Army on July 31, 1864 at Camp Holmes, Raleigh,...

An oral history of assumed desertion

AUTHOR:  Amelia R. Phillips (edited by Cheri Todd Molter) My great-great-great-grandfather was William “Wesley” Wakester [also spelled Wacaster in records]. I was a small child when the following story was recited to me: Wesley was musically inclined, so...

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)....

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