Surviving Sherman

SUBMITTED BY: Joel W. Rose Penny Alderman was a young farm wife in antebellum North Carolina. Her husband, Reverend Amariah B. Alderman, was a Baptist minister who served many churches from the south end of Sampson county. Written in 1854, her diary records Penny’s...

My Civil War Ancestors

AUTHOR: Wanda Morrison Tillotson; Edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter Basically, this is my story: I grew up just down the road alongside all my maternal relatives. Several ancestors in my Jackson line, including my 3rd-Great-Grandfather, Lewis/Louis Jackson, and...

Ransom Naylor, A Civil War Soldier

AUTHOR:  Durin Naylor The Year was 1840 when Ransom Naylor was born to Washington and Amy Naylor in the Mingo Township district of Sampson County, North Carolina. Ransom had 9 siblings, 4 brothers and 5 sisters. As a young boy Ransom worked the family farm. By 1850...

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