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William N. Rose Jr.’s Civil War Story

SUBMITTED BY: Cara Barker Hadfield (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) My 3rd great-grandfather was William Nicholas Rose Jr. His great-grandmother was Ms. Lucy Harper and his great-grandfather was Benjamin Rose, of Virginia: They moved to the Falling Creek area...

Sherman’s Cavalry

AUTHOR:  Michael Williams My family still resides on the farm that has been in our family since the 1700s. Near the end of the Civil War, family lore has it that Sherman’s cavalry camped on the farm and in anticipation of its arrival, g-g-grandfather had ledges...

Emily Thornton, Child of the Civil War

AUTHOR:  Gail Sasser Hopkins Emily Thornton-Rhodes was born in 1862. Her father Samuel I Thornton joined in the Southern cause while Ava Hestor Raynor his wife took care of 6 of the 10 children born before and during the war. They lived in Sampson County before and...

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