Kodey Talbott wins Cumberland Ploughboys Merit Scholarship

 

Kodey Talbott wins Ploughboys Scholarship

Kodey Talbott wins Ploughboys Merit Scholarship

Kodey Talbott, graduate of Pinecrest High School, is the winner of the 2016 Cumberland Ploughboys Merit Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $500 and may be renewed 3 additional years with satisfactory academic progress.

Kodey is the Grandson of Ploughboy member Allen Sykes and is the 5th great Grandson of Private Lovett James Ezzell of the 3rd North Carolina Regiment, Co B.

Kodey will be attending Campbell University, where he plans to major in Pre-Pharmacy.

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Commander Kenny Bell, Kodey Talbott, Allen Sykes (Grandfather), Reggie Talbott (Father)

Ploughboys Sign Erected

Ploughboys Sign

 

 

 

The Ploughboys have erected a sign our new office at the intersection of Wade-Stedman Road and US Hwy 13.  The project was directed by Quartermaster Dwight Lovick (shown on the left), along with Commander Ken Bell, and property  owner, Thomas Williams.  The Logo is the original design of Camp Member, A. J. Belanger, owner of Belanger Signs & Graphix.  It was painted by Ian Mayhew.

 

 

Frank Powell will be the June Guest Speaker

Frank Powell, the Editor of the Confederate Veteran Magazine, will be the guest speaker at our June 30th meeting.  His topic will be “Flags at the North Carolina Museum of History.”   Frank Powell is a distinguished leader in the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  He is a former Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia and a Past Commander of the North Carolina Division.  He will be sharing photographs of some of the rarely seen Confederate Flags housed at the NC Museum of History.  Rumor has it that a 24th NC Regimental Flag is among the collection at the museum.  Could the Regimental Flag of the Ploughboys be among those shown at this presentation?  Come find out on June 30th.

Octavius Harvey Blocker

Octavius Harvey Blocker
October 4, 1840 – July 11, 1905

1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
June 1, 1861 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
24th North Carolina Regiment, Company F
Rank: 1st Sergeant
July 18, 1861 – Appointed 2nd Lieutenant
February 15, 1862 – Appointed Captain of
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
August 1, 1862 – Resigned by reason of illness

Parents
John Culbreth Blocker 1811-1890
Julia Ann Braddy 1815-1891

Siblings
Charles Henry Blocker 1842-1911      24th NC, Co F
Francis Eugene Blocker 1850-1893

Wife
Susan Moore 1839-1910

Children
Margie Blocker 1870

Burial
Old Fort Cemetery
Old Fort, North Carolina

Octavius Harvey Blocker Grave

Octavius Harvey Blocker Grave

Charles Henry Blocker

Charles Henry Blocker
December 13, 1842 – March 28, 1911

1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
July 18, 1861 – Appointed Captain
24th North Carolina Regiment, Company F
May 8, 1862 – Defeated for Re-Election
May 20, 1862 – Appointed Captain, Assistant Commissary of Subsistence
36th North Carolina Regiment, Field & Staff
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, Field & Staff
August 1864 – Dropped by act of Congress when he was not re-appointed
Remained on Colonel Lamb’s staff as Aide-de-Camp
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher
Confined at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor
March 5, 1865 – Paroled & Exchanged at Boulware’s Wharf, James River, VA

Parents
John Culbreth Blocker 1811-1890
Julia Ann Braddy 1815-1891

Siblings
Octavius Harvey Blocker 1840-1905     24th NC, Co F
Francis Eugene Blocker 1850-1893

Wife
Sallie Ann Cromwell 1844-1911

Children
John Cromwell Blocker 1864-1928
William Coffield Blocker 1866-1867
Anne Blocker 1867-1919
Margaret Louisa Blocker 1869-1891
Edward Lee Blocker 1870-1934
Albert Tusten Blocker 1872-1927
Elisha Cromwell Blocker 1874-1875
Elizabeth Southern Blocker 1876-1932
Sallie May Blocker 1878-1897
Emma King Blocker 1880-1880
Harvey DePass Blocker 1881-1901
Walter Bishop Blocker 1883-1901
Charles Strout Blocker 1886-1891

Burial
Royal Palm South Cemetery
St. Petersburg, Florida