SUBMITTED BY: Rick Pardue (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter)
The Wyrick family’s name was at first spelled “Wirick.” [Both spellings appear in historical records.] It’s a German name that was changed over time; German engravings are present on some of the old graves located in northeast Guilford County.
My ancestor Noah Wyrick served in Company A of the North Carolina 4th Junior Reserves Infantry. He was seventeen years old when he enlisted on May 18, 1864. Noah was captured at Fort Fisher and was held prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland. While locked up he wrote poems about longing to be home. He got released from there and survived the war. Later, Noah married and raised a family on his farm in Guilford County, North Carolina.