John Henry Tatom

John Henry Tatom
November 15, 1828 – February 27, 1899

Alternate Spelling:  John H. Tatom, John Henry Tatum, John H. Tatum
1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
September 22, 1864 – Enlisted at Camp Holmes
18th North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank:  Private
April 3, 1865 – Captured at Hospital in Richmond, VA
Confined at Libby Prison, Richmond, VA
April 23, 1865 – Transferred to Newport News, VA
June 30, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance

Parents
Thofluys Tatum  1797-1863
Annie M. Smith  1807-1888

Siblings
Mary Jane Tatum  1821-1890
Daniel Shipman Tatum  1830-1920    36th NC 2Co I
Julia Ann Tatum  1832-1876
Sarah C. Tatum  1834-1908
Harriet M. Tatum  1838-1913
Marshall Washington Tatom  1840-1889
Susan Elizabeth Tatum  1842-1911
Lennon Ayrs Tatom  1845-1876    36th NC 2Co I
Frances Emaline Tatum  1846-1915

Wife
Ann Caroline Monroe   1833-1904

Children
Charles M. Tatum  1865
Alonza Lee Tatum  1866-1920
Robert Preston Tatum  1868-1925
Livious Prevatt Tatum  1870-1917
Lula Tatum  1872-1949
Vance Tatum  1876-1958

Burial
Briar Branch Church Cemetery
Lula Long Road
Bladen County, NC

John Henry Tatom Gravem

Arthur Stevens Smith

Arthur Stevens Smith
February 2, 1834 – August 6, 1912

Alternate Spelling:  Arthur S. Smith, Arthur Stephens Smith
1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
April 30, 1861 – Enlisted at Bladen County, NC
18th North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank:  Private
May 2-3, 1863 – Wounded at Chancellorsville, VA
August 12, 1863 – Failed to rejoin company, and listed as a deserter

Parents
John Isham Smith  1795-1836
Catherine Melvin  1802-1876

Siblings
Daniel McCall Smith  1820-1880    18th NC Co A
Thomas Melvin Smith  1821-1908    36th NC 2CoI
Elizabeth Ann Smith 1823
John S. Smith  1826-1855
Robert Isham Smith  1827-1880
Murdock McKay Smith  1830-1906    18th NC Co K
David Thames Smith  1832-1911    40th NC 2nd Co K
Henrietta Smith  1836

Wife
Willie Ann Mitchell  1849-1895

Children
Rena Douglas Smith  1876-1959
Lillian Clara Smith  1878
Robert Sidney Smith  1879-1927
Cecil Herrington Smith  1882-1907
Annie Lou Smith  1885-1955
Arthur Gray Smith  1889-1976
Sophie Harriet Smith  1891-1892

Burial
Arthur and Murdock Smith Cemetery
Green Sea Road (SR 1503)
Ammon, Bladen County, NC

Arthur Stevens Smith Grave

Murdock McKay Smith

Murdock McKay Smith
January 21, 1830 – November 6, 1906

Alternate Spelling:  Murdock M. Smith
1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
April 30, 1861 – Enlisted at Bladen County, NC
18th North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank:  Quartermaster Sergeant
Prior to November 1862 – Demoted to Private
October 13, 1863 – Deserted

Parents
John Isham Smith  1795-1836
Catherine Melvin  1802-1876

Siblings
Daniel McCall Smith  1820-1880    18th NC Co A
Thomas Melvin Smith  1821-1908    36th NC 2CoI
Elizabeth Ann Smith 1823
John S. Smith  1826-1855
Robert Isham Smith  1827-1880
David Thames Smith  1832-1911    40th NC 2nd Co K
Arthur Stevens Smith  1834-1912    18th NC Co K
Henrietta Smith  1836

Wife
Della Clara Mitchell  1841-1906

Children
Angelo Benton Smith  1869-1869
William M. Smith  1871-1942
Kate E. Smith  1873-1925
Fredrick Harrington Smith  1876
Eugene Wallace Smith  1878-1915
Daniel Murdock Smith  1880-1957

Burial
Arthur and Murdock Smith Cemetery
Green Sea Road (SR 1503)
Ammon, Bladen County, NC

Murdock McKay Smith Grave

William Simmons Melvin

William Simmons Melvin
December 24, 1824  – January 15, 1911

Alternate Spelling:  William S. Melvin
1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
April 26, 1861 – Enlisted at Bladen County, NC
18th North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank:  Private
June 1, 1862 – Deserted
January-February 1863 – Returned to Duty
April 9, 1865 – Paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA

Parents
James Melvin  1797-1881
Miriam Simmons  1804-1881

Siblings
Jonathan Melvin  1830-1917
Isaac Melvin  1832-1863    31st NC Co I
Sabra J. Melvin  1835-1851
Mary El. Melvin  1837
Isham Melvin  1838-1856
Henry Melvin  1840-1898     18th NC Co K
Daniel Miles Melvin  1844-1931
Robert Alexander Melvin  1847-1923
Louisa Jane Melvin  1853-1908

Wife
Eliza S. Beard  1823-1891

Children
Mary Elvira Melvin  1850-1927
Margaret Ann Melvin  1853-1941
James Russell Melvin  1855-1916
William Franklin Melvin  1858-1930
Sarah Melvin  1860-1901
George Henry Melvin  1862-1915
Robert Miles Melvin  1866-1930

Wife
Sophia Edna Mitchell  1858-1944

Children
Andrew Royal Melvin  1896-1991
Sidney Howard Melvin  1899-1906

Burial
Peters Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Beaver Dam Community
Cumberland County, NC

William Simmons Melvin Grave

Henry Melvin

Henry Melvin
1840 – February 28, 1898

1860 Residence: Bladen County, NC

Military Record
May 14, 1861 – Enlisted at Bladen County, NC
18th North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank:  Private
May 27, 1862 – Captured at Hanover Court House, VA
August 5, 1862 – Exchanged at Aiken’s Landing, James River, VA
December 13, 1862 – Deserted

Parents
James Melvin  1797-1881
Miriam Simmons  1804-1881

Siblings
William Simmons Melvin  1824-1911    18th NC Co K
Jonathan Melvin  1830-1917
Isaac Melvin  1832-1863    31st NC Co I
Sabra J. Melvin  1835-1851
Mary El. Melvin  1837
Isham Melvin  1838-1856
Daniel Miles Melvin  1844-1931
Robert Alexander Melvin  1847-1923
Louisa Jane Melvin  1853-1908

Wife
Margaret Ann Simmons  1839-1930

Children
Alexander Sloan Melvin  1869-1964
Mollie Miriam Melvin  1871-1965
Mary M. Simmons  1873
Eliza C. Melvin  1874

Burial
Peter’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Beaver Dam Community
Cumberland County, NC

Henry Melvin Grave

Duncan B. Wade

Duncan B. Wade
February 10, 1840 – September 10, 1862

1860 Residence:  Sampson County, NC

Military Record
July 4, 1862 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
51st North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank:  Private
September 10, 1862 – Died at Wilmington, NC of typhoid fever

Parents

Anson Wade  1804-1851
Comfort Blue  1805-1880

Siblings
Margaret Jane Wade  1831-1900
Catharine Wade  1843-1860

Never Married

Burial
Old Bluff Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Old Bluff Road
Godwin, NC

Duncan B. Wade Grave

Duncan B. Wade Grave

Private Isaac Eason Memorial

One of the visitors to our website graciously provided the Cumberland Plough Boys a donation in the memory of her 3rd Great Grandfather, Private Isaac Eason.   Private Eason served in the 38th North Carolina Regiment, Company K (“The Carolina Boys”).

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It is the privilege of the Camp to be able to honor all of those who fought and served the Confederacy from the area.  We have undertaken a huge task, The Confederate Soldiers Project, which involves preparing a web page on each soldier, providing information on their family, and burial location if known.  It is our goal to honor the soldier, and to make it easier for their descendants to find information on them.

We appreciate those who support us financially in our efforts.

 

John Brian Gibson

John Brian Gibson
December 21, 1837 – January 19, 1910

Alternate Spelling:  John Bryan Gibson, John O’Brian Gibson, John O’Brien Gibson,
John B. Gibson, John O. Gibson
1860 Residence: Richmond County, NC

Military Record
July 1, 1862 – Enlisted in Richmond County, NC
33rd North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank: Private
May 1-4, 1863 – Wounded at Chancellorsville, VA
September 1, 1863 – Promoted to Corporal
September-October 1863 – Returned to Duty
May 6, 1864 – Captured at Wilderness, VA
May 17, 1864 – Confined to Point Lookout, MD
August 10, 1862 – Transferred to Elmira, NY
June 14, 1865 – Released after taking the Oath of Allegiance

Parents
Nathan B. Gibson 1796-1857
Martha O’Brien 1814-1878

Siblings
Nancy S. Gibson 1835-1901
Joseph Gibson 1838-1915
R. Lenora Gibson 1839
Jehu Thomas Gibson 1840-1915        13th Bat NC Light Artillery, Co A
Mary Gibson 1843-1914
Zilpha Gibson 1844-
Martha J. Gibson 1846
Margaret D. Gibson 1847
Emiline Gibson  1847-1914
Carolina Carrie Gibson 1849-1924
Nathan Warren Gibson 1851-1918
William Wesley Gibson 1853-1928

Wife
Judith Ann Sanford 1838-1920

Children
Sarah M. Gibson 1861-
Martha Ann Gibson 1862-1947
Eliza Jane Gibson 1866-1918
Della Fostoria Gibson 1868-
John O’Brien Gibson 1870-1886
Mabel Smith Gibson 1872-1944
Margaret Eugenia Gibson 1874-1928

Burial
Oak Grove Cemetery
411 Cemetery Road
Maxton, NC

John Brian Gibson Grave

John Brian Gibson Grave

Thomas Jones Wooten

Thomas Jones Wooten
October 18, 1840 – November 26, 1923

Alternate Spelling:  Thomas J. Wooten
1860 Residence: Columbus County, NC

Military Record
May 22, 1861 – Enlisted in New Hanover County, NC
18th North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank: Private
April 24, 1862 – Elected 1st Lieutenant
October 17, 1862 – Promoted to Captain
May 3, 1863 – Wounded at Chancellorsville, VA
Promoted to Major and transferred to the
18th North Carolina Regiment, Field and Staff
Prior to March 1, 1864 – Returned to Duty
April 9, 1865 – Paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA
During the campaign around Petersburg in 1864 he made an “enviable reputation” for himself as commander of the regimental sharpshooters. “He was a terror to the enemy’s picket lines.”

Parents
Richard Lafayette Wooten 1798-1878
Eliza Jane Williams 1803-1877

Siblings
Narcissa Dorsey Wooten 1823-1896
John Council Wooten 1825-1893
Elizabeth Allen Wooten 1826-1878
Richard Lafayette Wooten 1828-1881
Sarah Eliza Wooten 1831-1871
Caroline Matilda Wooten 1837-1880
Rachel Helen Wooten 1837-1850
Edward Williams Wooten 1838-1900       40th NC 2nd Co K
Francis Marion Wooten 1839        18th NC Co H
Eliza Jane Wooten 1846-1919

Wife
Catherine Virginia Victoria McNair 1850-1915

Children
Mary Elizabeth Wooten 1874-1901
Frank McNair Wooten 1876-1932
Janie Little Wooten  1879-1954
Florence McNair Wooten  1881-1969
Thomas Murphy Wooten  1884-1905
Ernest Lee Wooten 1886-1928
Mabel Estelle Wooten  1889-1972
Walter Leroy Wooten  1893-1944

Burial
Oak Grove Cemetery
411 Cemetery Road
Maxton, NC

Thomas Jones Wooten Grave

Thomas Jones Wooten Grave

Isaac Eason

Isaac Eason
1823 – November 9, 1897

Alternate Spelling: Isaac Easom
1860 Residence: Harnett County, NC

Military Record
January 27, 1862 – Enlisted at Harnett County, NC
38th North Carolina Regiment, Company K
Rank: Private
May-June 1862 – Listed as a Deserter
November 11, 1862 – Returned to Duty
Present or Accounted for through October 1864

Parents
James Curtis Eason 1800
Charlotte Moore 1802

Siblings
Mary Eason 1832
Catherine Eason 1834
David Curtis Eason 1835-1904         19th NC Co D
John E. Eason 1837-1907        19th NC Co D

Wife
Lucretia Ryals 1825-1897

Children
Rebecca Eliza Eason 1845-1921
Mary Eason 1847-1932
Catherine Eason 1850-1915
Henry Eason 1858-1940
Spicy Annie Eason 1864-1929
James C. Eason 1866-1935
Louisa Eason 1869-1930

Burial
Unknown