Friday, April 11, 2014

Corp. Dock Nathaniel Harrison Company I 16th NC Infantry Regiment

Flag of the 16th North Carolina Infantry Regiment.
Dock Nathaniel Harrison was born on 15 December 1840 in Buncombe County North Carolina. Dock was 20 years old when he enlisted as a corporal in Hendersonville, NC on 5- May-1861. He was assigned to Company I of the 16th NC Infantry Regiment and mustered into service on 31- August-1861.Service records show that Dock was in the general hospital #1 at Danville Virginia on 3-January-1862 and was being treated for pneumonia.

On 28 June 1862,Dock Nathaniel Harrison was transported to the Institute hospital at Richmond Virginia for a Gunshot wound that he had received at the Battle of Gaines Mill.Corporal Harrison passed away on 20 August 1862 at 6 o'clock in the morning. He is my 1st cousin 7x removed, Deo Vindice, Resurgam!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Private John F. Dellinger Company I, 11th NC Infantry Regiment

Grave marker of my 2nd cousin 5x removed. Private John Franklin Dellinger. He was born during the year of 1841 in Lincoln County NC. His parents are Noah Dellinger and Margaret Gilbert Summerow.

Private John F. Dellinger enlisted in Company I, 11th NC Infantry Regiment on 9 March 1862 in Lincolnton NC. At the age of 19, he was killed in action on 16 Dec 1862 at the Battle of White Hall, NC. His father Noah was given $38.86 as a settlement for his sons death.

Private John F. Dellinger is buried at Whitehall (Seven Springs) in Wayne County North Carolina. John was not married and had no children. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Henry Kindree Dellinger

My 3rd Great Uncle,Henry Kindree Dellinger was born on 24 November 1844 In Lincoln County NC. His parents were Frederick Lineberger and Mary Polly Dellinger.
Henry was a Private in Company E of the 34th Regiment NC Troops CSA. He was captured at Petersburg by the enemy on April 2 1865 and was a POW at Hart's Island in New York harbor. Private Dellinger was released on 14 June 1865. After the war, he worked as a Policeman in Winnsboro SC.
Private Henry Kindree Dellinger passed away on 12 June 1919 and now rests at Lybrand Cemetery in Lexington County, South Carolina

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Private Moses S Stroup

My 4th great grand uncle Moses S Stroup was born in Lincoln County NC during August of 1839. His parents were Joseph P. Stroup and Lucy Ann Faulkner. Moses married Letta Salina Biddix in 1866 and they had many children after the war.

Moses enlisted as a private in Company K of the 12th North Carolina Infantry Volunteers on 5 June 1861 in McDowell County NC . The 12th NC was later designated the 22nd North Carolina State Troops. Private Stroup was listed as a POW on 23 May 1864, he was captured near the North Anna River in Hanover County Virginia and was taken to Point Lookout POW camp. He was released on 14 May 1865.

Private Moses S Stroup died during the month February in 1914. he is buried at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at Old Fort in McDowell County North Carolina.

Research conducted in 2010 and 2011 by Mike & Sid Stroup and Linda Ballard revealed that there were at least 75 soldiers carrying the Stroup surname who served in the Confederate Army. 20 of those 75 died while in service. All 75 are descendents of German native Jacob Stroup. Jacob is my 8th great grandfather.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Captain William Adam Laney Company E, 48th Infantry Regiment, NC Volunteers

Captain William Adam Laney is the son of Calvin Laney and Nancy Funderburk. William was born on 6-Jan-1834 in Union County NC. He stood 5 feet 9 1/2 inches and was a farmer before the war. William married Melissa M Belk on 6-April-1857.

Laney Volunteered for service on 17- Mar-1862. He was Commissioned as 1st Lieut of Company E, 48th Infantry Regiment, NC Volunteers on 19-Apr-1862.. Laney was promoted to Full Captain on 23-Oct-1862.

Capt William Adam Laney Died of wounds received at the Battle of the Wilderness on 21-July-1864. He is buried at Laney Family Cemetery in Union County North Carolina.

He is my 2nd cousin 6x removed.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Hiram Noah Helms

Grave site of my 4th great grandfather on my mother's side. His name is Hiram Noah Helms. Hiram was born on 11 January 1835, he is the son of Joel Helms & Sarah Pyron Helms. Hiram resided in Union County North Carolina. Hiram married Permelia Broom on 24 Oct 1854 in Union County NC.

At the age of 27, Hiram volunteered as a private in the Confederate Army. He was assigned to Company A of the 48th North Carolina Infantry Regiment on 3 March 1862.

Hiram was wounded by a shell fragment on 25 June 1862 during the battle of King's School house. This battle was the first engagement of The Seven Days Battles in Virginia.

Hiram was wounded in action several times during his service. His name appears on the register of Receiving and Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital number 9 on 29 November 1863. Hiram's name once again appears on the register of Winder Hospital,Richmond VA on 20 August 1864. Hiram Noah Helms is listed on the 48th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Roll of Honour for being wounded at Richmond Virginia.

Hiram was 72 years old when he applied for a pension on 1 July 1907, while living in Monroe. His application states that he was wounded in the forehead at Seven Pines, VA during the month of June in 1862. Hiram was ¾ disabled in 1907.

Hiram Noah Helms passed away on 19 Sept 1913 in Union County, North Carolina, and is buried at Old High Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in the Monroe Township of Union County, North Carolina.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Doctor Alfred Frederick Hambright

The Inn of the Patriots in Grover NC was built in 1879 by Doctor Alfred Frederick Hambright. Dr. Hambright was an Assistant Surgeon in the Confederate States Army during the War of northern Aggression. He attended to Generals A.P. Hill and Stonewall Jackson.

Doctor Hambright was the great, great-grandson of the Revolutionary War hero and veteran of the Battle of Kings Mountain, Lt. Colonel Frederick Hambright.

Doctor Alfred Frederick Hambright is my 2nd cousin 5x removed. Lt. Colonel Frederick Hambright is my 6th great grandfather.