William Rufus Avera

William Rufus Avera
1835 – March 3, 1864

Alternate Spelling: William Rufus Avery, William R. Avera, William R. Avery
1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
February 26, 1862 – Enlisted at Harnett County, NC
10th Battalion NC Heavy Artillery, Company B
Rank:  Private
March 3, 1864 – Died at Smithville, NC of smallpox

Parents
Thomas Avera 1798-1866
Mary Ennis 1801-1851

Siblings
Elizabeth Ann Avera 1826-1910
Isaac Avera 1826-1863       38th NC Co K
Nancy Ann Avera 1827-1899
Lucian A. Avera 1830-1863        15th NC Co F
Mary M. Avera 1831
John Daniel Avera 1832-1900        10th Bat NC HA Co B
Beersheba I. Avera 1836
Anna Edith Avera 1838
Thomas Jefferson Avera 1839-1862        10th Bat NC HA Co B
Calvin A. Avera 1842-1862        15th NC Co F

Wife
Charlotte Ennis 1835-1915

Children
Cornelius B. Avery 1857-1918
James Dawson Avera 1858-1928
M. J. Avera 1860
William Rubin Avera 1863-1940

Burial
Unknown

Thomas Jefferson Avera

Thomas Jefferson Avera
1839 – October 6, 1862

Alternate Spelling: Thomas J. Avery, Thomas J. Avera, Thomas Jefferson Avery
1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
April 30, 1862 – Enlisted at Harnett County, NC
10th Battalion NC Heavy Artillery, Company B
Rank:  Private
October 6, 1862 – Died at Wilmington, NC of disease

Parents
Thomas Avera 1798-1866
Mary Ennis 1801-1851

Siblings
Elizabeth Ann Avera 1826-1910
Isaac Avera 1826-1863        38th NC Co K
Nancy Ann Avera 1827-1899
Lucian A. Avera 1830-1863        15th NC Co F
Mary M. Avera 1831
John Daniel Avera 1832-1900        10th Bat NC HA Co B
William Rufus Avera 1835-1864        10th Bat NC HA Co B
Beersheba I. Avera 1836
Anna Edith Avera 1838
Calvin A. Avera 1842-1862        15th NC Co F

Never Married

Burial
Unknown

John Daniel Avera

John Daniel Avera
April 15, 1832 – August 30, 1900

John Daniel Avera

John Daniel Avera

Alternate Spelling: John D. Avera, John D. Avery, John Daniel Avery
1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
February 26, 1862 – Enlisted at Harnett County, NC
10th Battalion NC Heavy Artillery, Company B
Rank:  Private
Present or Accounted for through October 1864

Parents
Thomas Avera 1798-1866
Mary Ennis 1801-1851

Siblings
Elizabeth Ann Avera 1826-1910
Isaac Avera 1826-1863        38th NC Co K
Nancy Ann Avera 1827-1899
Lucian A. Avera 1830-1863        15th NC Co F
Mary M. Avera 1831
William Rufus Avera 1835-1864        10th Bat NC HA Co B
Beersheba I. Avera 1836
Anna Edith Avera 1838
Thomas Jefferson Avera 1839-1862        10th Bat NC HA Co B
Calvin A. Avera 1842-1862        15th NC Co F

Wife
Louisiana ? 1837-1865

Children
S. M. Avera 1859
Elizabeth C. Avera 1863-1936

Wife
Edith Matthews 1849-1904

Children
William Leonard Avery 1874-1936
Ella Mae Avery 1880-1963
Alonzo Franklin Avery 1884-1946

Burial
Prospect Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery
873 Prospect Church Road
Dunn, NC

John Daniel Avera Grave

John Daniel Avera Grave

William Allen Norris

William Allen Norris
September 01, 1839 – June 26, 1912

Alternate Spelling: W. A. Norris, William Norris, William A. Norris
1860 Residence: Summerville, Harnett County, NC

Military Record
March 25, 1862 – Enlisted at Harnett County, NC
10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company B
Rank:  Private
Present or Accounted for through October 1864

Parents
William Norris 1794 – 1888
Mary Stancil 1803 – 1861

Siblings
Amos Norris 1832 – 1895       50th NC Co D
Nathan Norris 1833       10th Battalion NC Heavy Artillery, Co B
Roxanna Norris 1837
Sibel Civil Norris 1843 – 1914
Eli Norris 1844 – 1916
C. Elis Norris 1855

Wife
Phoebe Moore 1839 – 1913

Children
Octavius Preston Norris 1870 – 1936
Lovi Janetta Norris 1874 – 1960
Brazilla E. Norris 1879 – 1949
Archie Telfer Norris 1882 – 1969
Vancy Norris 1885 – 1952

Burial
McLamb Norris Cemetery
Dunn, Harnett County, NC

Nathan Norris

Nathan Norris
June 1833 – ?

1860 Residence: Summerville, Harnett County, NC

Military Record
March 5, 1862 – Enlisted at Harnett County, NC
10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company B
Rank:  Private
Present or Accounted for through October 1864

Parents
William Norris 1794 – 1888
Mary Stancil 1803 – 1861

Siblings
Amos Norris 1832 – 1895        50th NC Co D
Roxanna Norris 1837
William Allen Norris 1839 – 1912      10th Bat NC Heavy Artillery Co B
Sibel Civil Norris 1843 – 1914
Eli Norris 1844 – 1916
C. Elis Norris 1855

Wife
Celia Norris 1834

Children
Martha Hawkins Norris 1856
J. W. Norris 1857 – 1870
Nathan T. Norris 1862
William I. Norris 1865
Haywood Ruffin Norris 1866 – 1932
Bashie Elizabeth Norris 1867
Polly Norris 1870 – 1919
Nancy Norris 1873
Kenny H. Norris 1875 – 1942

Andrew Jackson Ammons

Andrew Jackson Ammons
August 24, 1833 – September 18, 1904

1860 Residence: Bentonville, Johnston County, NC
Alternate Spelling: A. J. Ammons, Andrew Ammons, Andrew J. Ammons

Military Record
May 30, 1861 – Enlisted at Johnston County, NC
5th North Carolina Regiment, Company C
Rank: Private
November 19, 1861 – Discharged at Richmond, VA by reason of “physical inability”
June 10, 1864 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company B
Rank: Private
Present or Accounted for through October, 1864

Parents
Benjamin Ammons 1800 – 1860
Margaret ?  1800

Siblings
Daniel James Ammons 1830 – 1882        51st NC Co K

Wife
Sarah Ann Godwin 1845 – 1923

Children
Malissa Lorena Ammons 1873 – 1941
Cornelia Francis Ammons 1874 – 1917
Joseph Carlton Ammons 1877 – 1967
William Claine Ammons 1879 – 1925
Neil Augustas Ammons 1881 – 1946
Benjamin Franklin Ammons 1884 – 1926

Burial
Blacks Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Cumberland County, NC

Andrew Jackson Ammons Grave

Andrew Jackson Ammons Grave

10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company B

Black River Tigers
10th Battalion North Carolina Heavy Artillery, Company B

Organized at Salisbury on May 9, 1862

Captain
Barnes, Henry M.

Lieutenants
Hardee, Parrot
Hockaday, Willoughby
Lawhon, Young J.
Powell, Charles S.
Stewart, Joseph A.
Turlington, Randall

Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates
Adams, James A.
Aldridge, Samuel N.
Ammons, Andrew Jackson
Avera, Henry C.
Avera, John Daniel
Avera, Thomas Jefferson
Avera, William Rufus
Bain, John
Baker, Josiah
Barber, Hamon
Barber, Joseph A.
Barber, William P.
Barbour, W. R. A.
Barefoot, John R.
Barefoot, Londy L.
Barnes, David A.
Barnes, Neill
Beasley, Charles R.
Biggs, Warren
Brown, Elisha
Burleyson, Aaron
Butts, Jesse James
Canaday, Richard M.
Canedy, Simeon
Capps, Andrew J.
Carter, Maxwell
Cearcey, Aaron
Cearcey, Andrew J.
Cearcey, Eldridge
Cearcey, Vincent
Clay, William Jordan
Coats, Burwell
Coats, Hezekiah
Cofield, William H.
Colville, James W.
Cook, Benjamin
Cumbers, Jesse T.
Davis, Elias G.
Dean, James M.
Deans, Jeremiah
Dickenson, Andrew A.
Dixon, Patrick
Dixon, William G.
Dorman, John T.
Eatman, Reddin
Ennis, Alexander
Ennis, Alvin
Ennis, Andrew J.
Ennis, Calvin
Ennis, Daniel
Ennis, Handy H.
Ennis, Needham
Ennis, Walter
Ennis, William
Faircloth, Daniel
Farrabow, Preston A. T.
Fowler, George W.
Freeman, Evan A.
Freeman, Henry
Fryar, Boston
Giles, John
Gillispie, Robert L.
Glasgow, E. M.
Goss, Samuel N.
Gregory, James N.
Griffin, William D.
Gurley, Charles
Guy, Isaac
Hardee, Bright
Hardee, Cicero F.
Hobson, Lewis H.
Hodges, Burwell A.
Honeycutt, Eli
Honeycutt, McKays
Honeycutt, William W.
Hughs, Auguston
Hust, Robert H.
Ivey, Sandy H.
Ivey, Young A.
Jackson, Surrell
Johnson, John W.
Johnson, William H.
Johnson, Willis
Jones, Allen
Keith, Martin V.
Lashley, Robert
Lassiter, Rufus A.
Lee, John
Lee, Willis
Leonard, Jackson
Lowman, William W.
Lucus, Alfred
Lucus, Ashford
Lucus, Daniel
Lucus, Frederick
Lucus, Holly
Lucus, Lovett S.
Lucus, Raford
Matthews, Lazarus
McAdams, William
McAllister, John W.
McGee, Aldridge
McGee, James W.
Messer, Alexander
Messer, Christopher H.
Messer, John L.
Messer, John T.
Messer, Warren
Messer, William R.
Moore, Alfred
Moore, Isaac L.
Moore, Jesse B.
Moore, Jordan M.
Moore, Stephen
Morgan, Kinchen
Neighbours, George W. W.
Neighbours, John H. J.
Nichols, Thomas C.
Norris, John A.
Norris, John E.
Norris, Matthew
Norris, Nathan
Norris, Robert
Norris, Thomas
Norris, William Allen
Norris, William Andrew
Norris, William H.
Norris, Winfrey
O’Neal, Axum
Parker, Gilloms
Perry, William D.
Poole, Frederick
Pope, Henry
Privett, Wesley
Reardon, Bryant
Reardon, David A.
Reardon, James C.
Reardon, Lewis
Record, Adam M.
Ryals, John L.
Sanders, Henry J.
Satterwhite, W. N. B.
Sellers, Flavious J.
Sexton, Duncan McLean
Sexton, James A.
Sills, William
Smith, Edward
Smith, Hazel P.
Smith, Isaac J.
Smith, John A.
Smith, McRuffin
Smith, Noah
Smith, William James
Snipes, James N.
Spry, Gregory
Stancill, Peter
Stephenson, Francis M.
Stephenson, Little Y.
Stewart, Caswell
Stewart, James B.
Stewart, Reuben
Stone, Elihu
Suggs, Devroh
Sykes, James B.
Tart, Thomas
Tart, West Brook
Tart, Young F.
Tripp, Moses
Tucker, Henry
Turlington, Alexander D.
Turnage, James
Wallace, James
Wambles, Aaron
Weaver, Charles J.
Weeks, George W.
Whitesell, Joshua
Whitesell, Patterson
Whitesell, William D.
Whitley, Benjamin B.
Whittenton, Green A.
Wilkins, Lucio W.
Woodell, Burwell H.
Woodell, William D.

Plough Boys Invade Charleston

Forty-two members and guests of the Cumberland Plough Boys, Black River Tigers, and the Hoke-McLauchlin Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp visited Charleston.  The group took a walking tour of Historic Charleston which was highlighted by a visit to the Confederate Museum.

House in Charleston

The Confederate Museum has an impressive collection of original artifacts from the War Between the States (more commonly but incorrectly called the Civil War).   Original Items included Regimental Flags, Confederate War Bonds, Confederate Uniforms, Canteens, UCV Reunion Medals, UDC Convention Badges, Photographs, and even a lock of hair from General Robert E. Lee.   The collection is impressive and I can honestly say if all 42 people got together, we still could not accurately describe all of the items.  While I understand the no photography restriction, I do wish the U.D.C. would hire a professional photographer to photograph all of the items and create a souvenir book for sale.  I certainly will visit the museum again when I can have much longer to look over every item.

In the afternoon, the group visited the Warren Lasch Conservation Center to view the remains of the Hunley.   The Hunley was the first submarine to successfully sink an opposing ship in battle.  The Hunley certainly was one of the first innovations to lead to our modern day submarine.  The process of retrieving the submarine from the ocean and preserving it today are quite impressive.  It is only surpassed, by the bravery and sacrifice given by the members of its three crews.

Below you will see a photo of the “New Hunley Crew” made up of members of all three SCV Camps.   The photo is taken of a replica of the original vessel.  Further below, you will get an appreciation of the minuteness of size of the Hunely’s Hatch.  Ken Bell, who is rather slender, had quite a time getting through it.

The New Hunley Crew

 

Ken Bell Squeeze

Ken Bell squeezes through hatch of the Hunley replica