Ploughboys at Oak Grove Plantation

Oak Grove Plantation

Ploughboys Camp Store

The Battle at Black River was reenacted this past weekend at Oak Grove Plantation in Averasboro, NC.   The Ploughboys were well represented in the units that make up the Edenton Bell Battery and Braddy’s Battery.  Dwight Lovick, Dale Hubbard, Randi Horne, and Mark Whitley helped run the Camp Store.  About 1,000 spectators were on hand throughout the weekend.  They were able to watch a rare night battle, tour the Oak Grove Plantation house, visit the troops in their camps, watch soap being made, see a blacksmith at work, etc.

Ploughboys Shell Beaver Dam

The annual “Fish Fry” and cannon demonstration took place on Saturday, January 28th.  About 100 were in attendance.  The cannons and crew were provided by the Edenton Bell Battery and Braddy’s Battery.   The meal featured barbeque, shrimp, chicken wings, baked potatoes, french fries, slaw, baked beans, and hush puppies.  Somehow, there was no fish at the “fish fry” but not a soul complained.

John Rory Brown

John Rory Brown
December 2, 1845 – January 8, 1929

Alternate Spelling:  John R. Brown
1860 Residence: Robeson County, NC

Military Record
April 4, 1862 – Enlisted at Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
Rank: Private
Prior to July 1864 – Appointed Corporal
January 15, 1865 – Wounded & Captured at Fort Fisher, NC

Parents
John Brown 1807 1862
Margaret McRainey 1810-1880

Siblings
Isabella Elizabeth Brown 1832-1916
Mary Elizabeth Brown 1834-1866
Catherine Brown 1836-1916
Margaret Brown 1838
Malcolm Brown 1840
Daniel Brown 1842
Hector Brown 1847-1900
Sarah Brown 1849-1923
Effie Brown 1852

Wife
Martha A. McMillan 1838-1889

Children
Leonard Brown 1869
Duncan McMillan Brown 1871-1940
Margaret J. Brown 1876
Gentry Brown 1884

Wife
Eliza Sholar 1868-1949

Children
John Lacy Brown 1895-1969
Mattie Priscilla Brown 1898-1970
Archie P. Brown 1900-1983
Myrtle Brown 1902-1980
Rory Stamps Brown 1906-1983

Burial
Parkton Cemetery
Robeson County
Parkton, NC

John Rory Brown Grave

John Rory Brown Grave

Stephen W. Hall

Stephen W. Hall
1839 – After 1900

1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
June 1, 1861 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
24th North Carolina Regiment, Company F
Rank: Private
September 5, 1861 – Discharged by reason of disability
February 26, 1862 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
Rank:  Private
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Elmira, NY
June 12, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance

Parents
Charles Hall 1803-1863
Margaret Averitt 1804-1881

Siblings
Sarah Jane Hall 1825-1891
Ann M. Hall 1826
Charlotte E. Hall 1828
William James Hall 1829        36th NC 2nd Co C
Amos Jessup Hall 1830-1904        36th NC 2nd Co C
Margaret Sabre Hall 1835
John W. Hall 1837-1864        24th NC Co F
Elizabeth C. Hall 1842

Wife
Mary M. Jackson 1845

Children
Mary Susan Hall 1868
Mary M. Hall 1870-1922

Burial
Unknown

Amos Jessup Hall

Amos Jessup Hall
November 30, 1830 – March 5, 1904

Alternate Spelling: A. J. Hall, Amos J. Hall
1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
December 2, 1861 – Enlisted at New Hanover County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
Rank:  Private
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Elmira, NY
March 2, 1865 – Paroled for Exchange
March 9, 1865 – Admitted to the Hospital at Richmond, VA with debility

Parents
Charles Hall 1803-1863
Margaret Averitt 1804-1881

Siblings
Sarah Jane Hall 1825-1891
Ann M. Hall  1826
Charlotte E. Hall  1828
William James Hall  1829       36th NC 2nd Co C
Margaret Sabre Hall  1835
John W. Hall  1837-1864       24th NC Co F
Stephen W. Hall  1839       24th NC Co F
Elizabeth C. Hall  1842

Wife
Nancy Bedsole 1829-1870

Children
Catherine Margaret Hall 1852-1940
Nancy J. Hall 1855
Sallie J. Hall 1855
Margaret Ann Hall 1857-1924
Lucinda Hall 1859-1943
Amos Jessup Clement Hall 1861-1945
Julianna Hall 1864-1917
Lucrecia Hall 1865
Charles Hall 1867

Wife
Elizabeth J. Herring 1850-1896

Children
John Hall 1870-1939
Susan L. Hall 1872
Spicey Jane Hall 1875-1953
Thomas Zeblan Hall 1876-1953
Elizabeth Hall 1879
Gilliam G. Hall 1886-1950

Burial
Old Bullard Family Cemetery
on Dirt Road off Beaver Dam Church Road
Cumberland County, NC

Amos Jessup Hall Grave

Amos Jessup Hall Grave

Thomas Isham Bullard

Thomas Isham Bullard
February 13, 1843 – October 17, 1909

Alternate Spelling: Thomas I. Bullard
1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
July 7, 1862 – Enlisted at Bladen County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
Rank:  Private
Transferred to 2nd Regiment Confederate Engineer Troops, Company A

Parents
Duncan Bullard 1812-1891
Nancy Jane Smith 1815-1902

Siblings
Jonathan James Bullard 1833-1917
Demaris Bullard 1834
Letty Bullard 1835-1879
David Smith Bullard 1837-1897        18th NC Co A
Angus Jordan Bullard 1839-1922        18th NC Co A
Malcomb Henry Bullard 1841-1916        36th NC 2nd Co C
Martha A. Bullard 1845
Lucy Jane Bullard 1848-1926
Mary Louise Bullard 1849-1933
Sarah E. Bullard 1853-1864
Susan C. Bullard 1853-1936
Emma L. Bullard 1854-1937
Hugh Fillmore Bullard 1856-1945
John Gilmore Bullard 1856-1941
Caleb Council Bullard 1860-1954

Wife
Nancy Matilda Bullard 1849-1925

Children
Iza Ophelia Bullard 1871-1880
Von Cline Bullard 1873-1940
Moody Ogden Bullard 1876-1965
Bevie Holmes Bullard 1885-1888

Burial
Old Bullard Family Cemetery
on Dirt Road off Beaver Dam Church Road
Cumberland County, NC

Thomas Isham Bullard Grave

Thomas Isham Bullard Grave

Malcomb Henry Bullard

Malcomb Henry Bullard
March 12, 1841 – March 20, 1916

Alternate Spelling: Malcom Henry Bullard
1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
July 7, 1862 – Enlisted at Bladen County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
Rank:  Private
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Point Lookout, MD
June 23, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance

Parents
Duncan Bullard 1812-1891
Nancy Jane Smith 1815-1902

Siblings
Jonathan James Bullard 1833-1917
Demaris Bullard 1834
Letty Bullard 1835-1879
David Smith Bullard 1837-1897        18th NC Co A
Angus Jordan Bullard 1839-1922        18th NC Co A
Thomas Isham Bullard 1843-1909        36th NC 2nd Co C
Martha A. Bullard 1845
Lucy Jane Bullard 1848-1926
Mary Louise Bullard 1849-1933
Sarah E. Bullard 1853-1864
Susan C. Bullard 1853-1936
Emma L. Bullard 1854-1937
Hugh Fillmore Bullard 1856-1945
John Gilmore Bullard 1856-1941
Caleb Council Bullard 1860-1954

Wife
Ellen Gardner 1857-1945

Children
Bertie C. Bullard 1875-1932
Sankey Bullard 1876
Frederick Eason Bullard 1882-1954
George Fletcher Bullard 1887-1943
Jennie G. Bullard 1896-1977

Burial
Old Bullard Family Cemetery
on Dirt Road off Beaver Dam Church Road
Cumberland County, NC

Malcomb Henry Bullard Grave

Malcomb Henry Bullard Grave

William Street Starling

William Street Starling
August 1838 – April 30, 1906

Alternate Spelling: William S. Starlin, William S. Starling, William Street Starlin
1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
February 26, 1862 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
Rank:  Private
Present or Accounted for through August 1864

Parents
Charles Starling 1807-1890
Martha Ann West 1812-1902

Siblings
Duncan J. Starling 1836-1865       33rd NC Co G
Alexander Starling 1843-1917
John C. Starling 1845
Robert Willis Starling 1847-1935
Martha N. Starling 1850
Martha J. Starling 1852
Emeline Starling 1855-1927

Wife
Sarah Matthews 1837-1908

Children
Olivia Starling 1870-1950
Murdock Franklin Starling 1871-1933
Luella Starling 1874-1936
Oliba Ann Starling 1876-1950
Irene Starling 1877-1956
John Robert Starling 1882-1957

Burial
Macedonia Baptist Church
Macedonia Church Road
Fayetteville, NC

William Street Starling Grave

William Street Starling Grave

James B. Thagard

James B. Thagard
1824 – July 27, 1865

Alternate Spelling: James B. Thaggard
1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
March 15, 1863 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
Rank: Private
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Elmira, NY
June 12, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance
June 27, 1865 – Died in Hospital at City Point, VA

Parents
James Thagard 1801-1861
Susannah Hollingsworth 1802-1886

Siblings
Mary Ann Thagard 1822-1892
Gordon Thagard 1823-1888
Stephen Leonard Thagard 1825-1907        24th NC Co F
Sarah Thagard 1827
George Francis Thagard 1829-1898
Amos Jerome Thagard 1833-1867        40th NC 2nd Co K
Joseph G. Thagard 1835-1865        36th NC 2nd Co I
Sophia E. Thagard 1837-1877
Alexander R. Thagard 1839-1913        44th NC Co E
Isaac Thagard 1841
Neill Crumpler Thagard 1843-1909        24th NC Co F
Susan Thagard 1845-1922
William Thagard 1845-1874

Wife
Nancy Ann West 1828-1888

Children
Catherine Lucinda Thagard 1850-1912
Harriet Matilda Thagard 1850-1913
Sarah Susannah Thagard 1852-1932
James Gibson Thagard 1857
Bettie Lee Thagard 1858
Sophia Cordelia Thagard 1860-1901

Burial
City Point National Cemetery
Hopewell, VA

James B. Thagard Grave

James B. Thagard Grave

Arthur Wade Melvin

Arthur Wade Melvin
May 24, 1828 – October 22, 1881

Alternate Spelling: Arthur W. Melvin
1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
February 26, 1862 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
Rank: Sergeant
June 18, 1862 – Discharged by reason of disability

Parents
Robert Melvin 1792-1846
Elizabeth Herrington 1793-1871

Siblings
James H. Melvin 1815-1860
Mary Jane Melvin 1817-1839
David Bunyan Melvin 1819-1907
Daniel Marshall Melvin 1822-1860
Elizabeth Ann Melvin 1823-1860
William E. Melvin 1826-1901        36th NC 2nd Co I
Robert Phillip Melvin 1830-1901
George Fletcher Melvin 1833-1903        18th NC Co K
John Stephen Melvin 1835-1902        36th NC Co H
Joseph Moore Melvin 1838-1911        36th NC Co H

Wife
Anastasia Fitzrandolph 1832-1907

Children
Oscar Sloan Melvin 1858-1904
Walter Fitzrandolph Melvin 1862-1904
Edgar Lee Melvin 1863-1929
Alonzo Kent Melvin 1866-1940
Attelia Melvin 1869-1869
Julius Y. Melvin 1871-1872
Alman Waddell Melvin 1875-1907

Burial
Unknown