Thursday, August 28, 2014

Joseph Jason Stroup

 Photo courtesy of Joanne Morris Jaycox.
My 3rd cousin 4x removed,Joseph Jason Stroup.
17 year old .J.J. Stroup volunteered for the Confederate States Army at Camp Holmes, near Raleigh NC on 25 May 1864. He was given the rank of private and attached to Company C, 2nd Regiment North Carolina Junior Reserves.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Private Alexander L Helms Company B (the Union Farmers) of the 43rd North Carolina Infantry.

Alexander L Helms was born in Union County, NC, he is the son of Uriah and Eunice Matilda Helms.Before the war, he made his living as a farmer.

On 2 April 1862, 21 year old Alexander L Helms Mustered into the Confederate Army at Camp Mangum, NC as a private. He was assigned to Company B (the Union Farmers) of the 43rd North Carolina Infantry.

Private Alexander L Helms died on the 11th day of June 1864 at Richmond, VA of gunshot wounds that he received on 30 May 1864. His father Uriah filed a claim for settlement on 10 September 1864. Alexander is buried at Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia, in the Soldiers Section U Lot: 541.

He is my 1st cousin 5x removed on my mother's side.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sergeant George Shelton Dellinger Co. K, 23rd Regiment N. C. Troops

This is the flag of the 23rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry. It was captured at the battle of Gettysburg and is now part of the collection owned by the North Carolina Museum of History.
George Shelton Dellinger was born in Lincoln County NC. He is the son of Andrew Dellinger and Mary Polly Shelton. He is my 3rd cousin 6x removed. (Dellinger, Flowers, Dean)
George enlisted at the age of 27 on 22 June 1861. He was given the rank of Private and assigned to Co. K of the 23rd Regiment N. C. Troops. George was promoted to the rank of Corporal prior to 1 March 1862 and was later promoted to Sergeant on an unspecified date. Records list him as present or accounted for until wounded in the head and captured by the enemy at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on 1 July 1863.
Sergeant George Shelton Dellinger was hospitalized at Gettysburg where he died from a fractured skull on or about 14 July 1863. The location of his remains are unknown to me at this time.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lt Colonel Frederick Hambright, my 6th great grandfather


Lt Colonel Frederick Hambright is my 6th great grandfather on my Paternal side. (Hambright, Dellinger, Flowers, Dean). Colonel Hambright was born 17 May 1727 in Mosbach, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

The Daughters of the American Revolution list Lt Colonel Frederick Hambright as Ancestor #: A049995. He is recognized for civil and Patriotic duty in the War for America's Independence.

Engagements, Campaigns, and Civil duty during the war;
Signer of the Tryon Resolves of August 14, 1775
Tryon County (N.C.). Committee of Safety August 14, 1775
Representative of Tryon County at the Third Provincial Congress 1775
The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge February 27, 1776
Cherokee Expedition "Rutherford's Campaign" 1776
The Battle of Ramseur's Mill June 20, 1780
The Battle of Kings Mountain October 7, 1780,

Lt Colonel Frederick Hambright's Patriotic service came to an end on 7 October 1780. He was shot in the thigh while leading his South Fork Boys from Lincoln County NC in an attack on British Major Patrick Ferguson's Militia. Even after being severely wounded and losing a large quantity of blood, this brave 53 year old Patriot continued to lead his men until the Battle of Kings Mountain was won.

Lt Colonel Frederick Hambright left this world on 9 Mar 1817 in Grover, York, South Carolina. He is buried at the Old Shiloh Presbyterian Cemetery, not far from Kings Mountain Battle Ground.

This concludes my posting on my Heroes. Happy 4th of July!!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Jesse Boone NC Militia

I would like to begin by thanking Dorthy Mack of the Boone Society for helping me in my research of Jesse Boone, my 6th great grandfather on my paternal side. (Boone, Wilson, Plemmons)

"Jesse Boone, oldest child of Israel Boone, was born in 1748, either in Pennsylvania or Virginia; died in McMinn County, TN, about 1830; buried in the family graveyard at the old Homestead where he had lived, near Athens, TN.

Married about 1772, in Rowan County, NC, Sarah McMahan, daughter of James McMahan of Rowan County. From selected portions in Dr. Hodges' book, including additional quotes from Dr. Draper, in his "Notes on Jesse Boone", p. 197, the following:

'Jesse Boone was a son of Israel Boone, a brother of Col. Daniel Boone; and from notes left by Daniel's son Nathan and wife, 'Young Jesse was mainly raised by Daniel Boone and wife.'

In the book "My Father Daniel Boone" Nathan Boone said Jesse's parent's both died of "consumption" (Turbeculosis), and was raised by Daniel and Rebecca Boone. He also stated that Jesse always seemed unlucky and once broke his arm and another time his leg.

Daniel had married only two months after his brother Israel's death. And Jesse's granddaughter, Mrs. Sarah Henderson, said, "His parents dying when Jesse was young, he lived in Daniel Boone's family." Source: Descendants of Israel Boone, Alice H. Boone, 1969, McCann Publishing & Litho Co., Springfield, MO

The Daughters of the American Revolution list Jesse Boone as Ancestor #: A012107 for his Patriotic service in the War for America's Independence.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lieutenant Colonel Richard C. Anderson, Patriot

Richard Clough Anderson was born 12 January 1750 in Hanover County Virginia.He is the son of Robert Anderson III and Elizabeth Clough. Richard is my 1st cousin 10x removed on my paternal side. (Anderson, Snelson, Plemmons, Dean)

Richard Clough Anderson was 25 years old when the Revolution began in 1775.He became a captain in the Virginia Continental Line On March 16, 1776,

Engagements and Campaigns participated in;

Valley Forge
The Battle of White Plains
The Battle of Trenton
The Battle of Brandywine
The Battle of Germantown
The Battle of Monmouth
The Battle of Savannah
The Battle of Charleston
The Battle of Yorktown

Lieutenant Colonel Richard C. Anderson was wounded twice during the war. At the battle of Trenton,Anderson was wounded in both thighs by a bullet from the large bore rifles carried by Hessian jagers. In 1779, at the siege of Savannah, Anderson led a charge on an enemy redoubt and was badly wounded by a blow from a British officer's sword.

Lieutenant Colonel Richard C. Anderson is listed by the Daughters of the American Revolution as Ancestor #: A002496.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Stephen Camp,Patriot

(Camp,Hambright, Dellinger, Flowers, Dean)
It is said that my 8th great grandfather Thomas CAMP III had a combined total of 8 sons and grandsons who fought at The Battle of Cowpens on January 17, 1781.
Stephen Camp was born @ 1771 in Rutherford NC. Stephen accompanied his older brothers to the Cowpens on the day of the battle, he was only 10 or 11 years of age. Stephen was too young to fight, so he was put in charge of holding his brother's horses during the fighting.
I have read that during the battle, some soldiers would jump off their horses, run into the woods and shoot at the enemy. They would then run back to their horses, reload, and then move to a different firing location.
While assisting his brothers,Stephen Camp was shot! He suffered with a disability due to this wound for the next 75 years of his life. He passed away in 1846.