SUBMITTED BY: Lisa Kelly (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter)
Troy Kivett was the youngest of the children born to John A. and Mary Wellborn Kivett of Randolph County, North Carolina. On June 10, 1861, Troy enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Private. He mustered into Company M of the 22nd Infantry (North Carolina Troops). According to his compiled military record, Troy deserted on Aug. 5, 1862, after serving for almost fourteen months.
In November 1865, Troy married Martha Caroline Kirkman, and they had at least nine children: Austin Willard, Francis “Frank” Monroe, John T., Edward Caswell, Mary Etta, Ida Sadie, James Troy, Isa Dora, and Allie Merritt. (Click image to enlarge.)